“I am looking for documentation of those threats to Mr. Chheda. Can't seem to find them although I know he said on Ed Show he got them...”
lisaman on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:28:54
“By the way, I was thinking about my post and hoping it didn't sound condescending, it was not meant to be.”
lisaman on Oct 29, 2010 at 10:57:27
“I am not sure what "documentation" you are looking for. Do you think he recorded calls and posted them for everyone to hear or perhaps he posted his e-mails? Do you doubt that there are people out there crazy enough to blame him for the incident? If so, think again because they are, they are claiming Chheda is the bad guy. Check out this link and then look at the comments below one even talks about what Chheda looks like. Oh and there is an assertion in there about MSNBC and their parent company donating to democrats, I will include a link to show that although they do donate to democrats, they do not do so exclusively.
“I've seen Ms. Ravitch on CSPAN and was very impressed with her thoughts.. I am not an education expert but she is an education HISTORIAN, I would hope the Obama administration would listen to her thoughts... I don't have a very good feeling about privatizing public education. Public Education is part of the fabric that keeps us together..”
Ty2010 on Aug 3, 2010 at 04:08:51
“Ever seen Idiocracy? Listen where the main character's lawyer got his degree.”
“There's that and the fact that conservatives have been systematically busting Unions since the 70's, taking power for wage negotiations away from labor and often using illegal workers to help them with the union busting. Then there's also the emergence of all all companies being publicly traded to raise capital, that's been going on since prior to globalization too. Publicly traded companies live and die by their quarterly financials so there is little long term thinking AND they end paying those ridiculous wages to their CEO's to keep those reports lookin' good. None of it - is good news for the rest of us.”
“Fanned. I was just gonna make the same point. A 2 second google search reveals 2 things: 1: arabic tatoos are the latest celebrity fad and 2. "Although it is not uncommon to see Arabic lettering tattoos in the United States, many Muslims residing in Middle East countries like Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia (particularly followers of Islam) are staunchly against it. It is unlawful to have anything on your body which God did not create--tattoos, piercing, even plastic surgery procedures are an abomination. Unless it is done to eliminate pain, all surgeries which alter one's appearance in any way are against Islamic law." This site even warns if you are interested in getting an arabic tatoo you should seek out a translator to make sure your tat is not misspelled BUT, "When it comes to Arabic translations, however, this task may prove to be a bit difficult; due to their religious beliefs, some Arabs will not even partake in the translation if they know it will be used as a tattoo."”
“Halperin is a political analyst people, not a pundit. He's not choosing sides, just reporting on what's going on!! I think he quite capable in that regard. My question is, I thought senior political analyst was Chuck Todd's role, does this effect him, or just give him some needed relief from the hectic schedule?
and Yes we all miss Shuster!!”
bdl0715 on Jul 1, 2010 at 17:00:30
“Chuck Todd is Senior Political Reporter, not analyst.”
“For alot of people it's pretty easy to buy the 66 cent liters of pop at Walmart....it seems like a gift if you are on a tight budget and the kids want it...and if you don't really have the correct information on what the long term ills (costs) might be, why wouldn't you do it?”
“You used the magic word - property. The use of deadly force to protect property (in this case a motorcycle) is never warranted. There are peaceful ways to "take back the neighborhood". Stooping to the level of the criminal, taking the law in your own hands, is not the way to effect change. You and you community group, work with local law enforcement and if they don't pay enough attention to your problems - you pressure them into doing so. There are other things that can be done as well, and it is better to live to carry on your good work than to die on the street.”
“Here's the section from the Tribune's earlier article that makes it clear the father of the deceased hero pulled his gun out and shot first...
" Wortham's father watched from the door as Wortham left and got on his bike about 11:25 p.m., the alderman said.
The father saw at least two men get out of the Nissan and try to steal the motorcycle, according to Lyle and police.
The father grabbed his gun and came to his son's aid, sources said. In the exchange of gunfire, Wortham was shot several times and two of the suspects were wounded, authorities said. Retired police officers are allowed to keep guns, officials said."”
HolyKow on May 21, 2010 at 11:16:54
“Put down the Romper Room view finder there buddy.
You have no case here.
Good on the dad for listening to his spidey senses, but he will have to live with this little incident playing out in his head for the rest of his days.
“You know what.. it's not as clear in this story as the Tribune's earlier version, but the robbers were trying to steal the young man's motorcycle.and the father choose to draw his gun on them. He pulled his gun out and fired, and they pulled theirs out and killed his son. If they would have let the thieves have the motorcycle- just like you have always been told, let them have what they want, then follow up with the police, the real police, not the retired police... That nice young man might still be alive to carry on his good works. I can't believe the father with his career in law enforcement didn't realize what would be the best thing to do to protect his son, not, his son's motorcycle. Live by the gun - die by the gun...”
nacakis1 on May 21, 2010 at 10:21:04
“split second decision though...do you really want to point blame at the father? can you image the grieve? how could you be so cold...”
“I don't see alot credence given to the Associated Press article from just last week: "The US Drug War has Met None of its Goals", in this article. The big picture shouldn't be tossed out the window because this guy has an ax to grind: "After 40 years, the United States' War on Drugs has cost $1 trillion dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence more brutal and widespread." This other bullet point from the AP article is especially pertinent to drug violence in Mexico: "-$20 billion to fight the drug gangs in their home countries. In Colombia, for example, the United States spent more than 6 billion, while coca cultivation increased and trafficking moved to Mexico - and the violence along with it". The U.S. needs to end the prohibition on marijuana - that alone will solve innumerable problems.”
“Thanks for this post! Ezra's article does deserve to be echoed over and over.!! He's the BEST policy wonk on Health Care out there!!! Also several very true comments! The Republicans will NEVER come around, but the president has taken on the task of proving it's really THEIR lies and demonizing and obstructionism that has dragged this bill down, to the detriment of the entire nation. So hopefully, we can help Obama out with getting that message out!”
“Alot of people in history have done the right thing for wrong reasons. The main point of Charlie Wilson's War, was we should have stayed and helped rebuild Afghanistan. For relatively small $$ we could have bought a LOT of rebuilding (schools)! See last comment in the article by the Afghan gentleman who said "we destroyed his country". IF we had stayed, as Charlie recommended ??????? The Zen monk story from the movie:
One day a Zen monk walks into a village and there's great jubilation.
He inquires what's happening and villagers tell him they've acquired a new horse; a symbol of wealth and status. They tell him how great it is that they have this horse and all he does is shrug his shoulders:
He comes back a few days later and a group of the villagers have crowded around an injured boy. The zen monk finds out that the boy was riding the new horse, fell off and broke his leg. The villagers shakes their heads, worried and tell him how terrible this is. He shrugs:
A few weeks later the monk returns to the village; this time there is great commotion...a war has broken out. All the male villagers must go and fight, except for the boy with the broken leg, which has not yet healed. 'Isn't it wonderful that he broke his leg...now his life has been spared', exclaim the villagers. The monk smiles and shrugs: