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Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 07:28:12 in Politics

“re: "small business owners are seeing a spike in their insurance premiums."

Small business owners have been seeing that almost every year, regardless of Obamacare. (And it's been happening due to the spiraling heath care costs that Obamacare is trying to bring under control.)”
James Holmes, Colo. Shooting Suspect, Had Batman Mask: Cops

James Holmes, Colo. Shooting Suspect, Had Batman Mask: Cops

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 08:30:35 in Crime

“Liked the front page headline to this one, "Disturbing Details Emerge About Aurora Shooter" -- What, we were expecting reassuring details? (Though "trivial details" may have been a bit more accurate.)”

Rita5018 on Oct 24, 2013 at 09:16:21

“Thanks, I was thinking the same thing.”
Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 14:36:21 in Science

“I wasn't trying to show that God couldn't exist. Only that the "clocks require clockmakers" argument doesn't prove that he does. Since applying the same argument to God himself shows the logic to be inherently flawed, it's a pretty lame argument. But not an uncommon one.”
Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 09:51:16 in Science

“So then I guess Gods require Godmakers?

If hypothetical God can exist without having sprung from a creator, then so can other things. Simple logic.”

mynamesyow on Oct 23, 2013 at 14:21:24

“and if a spontaneous Universe with Intelligent beings could spring forth out of nothing, a universe with an Intelligence un-see-able (not in the tiny spectrum of the EM humans can currently perceive) could not?

Devil's Advocate...”
Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Biological Clock Hidden In Our DNA Can Identify Ages Of Specific Tissues, Scientist Says

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 09:47:01 in Science

“The thing that causes aging? By definition... time! ;-)”

shimmer me timbers on Oct 23, 2013 at 14:20:50

“Ha! But what is time?”
Bob Filner Resignation Expected, Mayor Seen Leaving Office With Boxes: Reports (UPDATED)

Bob Filner Resignation Expected, Mayor Seen Leaving Office With Boxes: Reports (UPDATED)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 16:54:06 in Politics

“18 women? Wow, that could practically be a class action suit.”
Ohio Man Discovers 280 Pounds Of Marijuana In Gun Safe He Ordered Online (VIDEO)

Ohio Man Discovers 280 Pounds Of Marijuana In Gun Safe He Ordered Online (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 18:28:57 in Business

“The value happens to be 420 thousand? This has to be a joke made up by the same guys who made up the fake Asian names for the pilots of the Korean airline crash.”
Justin Carter, Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment, Reportedly On Suicide Watch

Justin Carter, Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment, Reportedly On Suicide Watch

Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 10:42:34 in Technology

“No word on the results of the search warrant. Did they find he had weapons in his home? Or did they find nothing?”

AstroMage on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:51:26

“I wondered that too. Seems relevant.”
Jonathan Karl: I 'Regret' Inaccuracies In Benghazi Reporting

Jonathan Karl: I 'Regret' Inaccuracies In Benghazi Reporting

Commented May 19, 2013 at 15:11:20 in Media

“re: "Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin argued that most of Karl's reporting was accurate, saying, 'It was an important piece of reporting that was in front of the story. What he did is exactly right -- you've made one mistake within the context of good reporting, you apologize for that.'"

I wonder if she gave Dan Rather that pass.”
Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Call For Impeachment Until You Have Evidence'

Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Call For Impeachment Until You Have Evidence'

Commented May 18, 2013 at 08:00:52 in Politics

“IN '90, the GOP did not "attempt" to impeach Clinton. They DID impeach him. (But yes, it was an overreach.)”
Stefon Returns To Weekend Update On 'SNL', Both Hader & Meyers Nearly Lose It (VIDEO)

Stefon Returns To Weekend Update On 'SNL', Both Hader & Meyers Nearly Lose It (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 11, 2013 at 22:21:15 in Comedy

“People have been saying that for 30+ years. And mostly, they have been right. But the show keeps going on.”

4101alberta on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:41:31

“And it's been a stone drag for the last fifteen.”
Dogs Recognize Faces Of Their Own Species, Video Experiment Shows

Dogs Recognize Faces Of Their Own Species, Video Experiment Shows

Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 09:39:46 in Science

“I wonder whether they made any allowance for whether the breeds they showed pictures of were or were not breeds that the test dogs had ever seen in "real life." If they had ever come across a real one, they could have a memory of a scent that is associated with the look. Maybe unlikely, but not impossible.”
Who Really Makes Trader Joe's Food? (TASTE TEST)

Who Really Makes Trader Joe's Food? (TASTE TEST)

Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 18:33:01 in Taste

“Difference in TJ versions may not be a matter of "rejects" as implied in some of the descriptions. There is a sign in the TJ store near me that says that many of their products are variants of the name brand version specifically manufactured for them without artificial flavors or colors, so that could also explain the slight differences in color or flavor on products that are otherwise extremely close.”
'SNL' Starbucks Spoof Skewers Annoying Barista Behavior (VIDEO)

'SNL' Starbucks Spoof Skewers Annoying Barista Behavior (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 23:21:50 in Home

“If it seems racist, would it still seem racist if the woman in the skit were a woman of color herself?”
Colbert Decries Second Inauguration Of 'Three-Term President' (VIDEO)

Colbert Decries Second Inauguration Of 'Three-Term President' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 00:25:13 in Comedy

“Exactly. He is serving his 2nd and 3rd terms concurrently (simultaneously), as both terms will end in four years. If he were serving them consecutively, they would last 8 years.”
GAO Cannot Audit Federal Government, Cites Department Of Defense Problems

GAO Cannot Audit Federal Government, Cites Department Of Defense Problems

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 13:28:55 in Politics

“Only the government could come up with a phrase like "unsuccessful financial improvements." They may have made things worse, but they were still improvements!”
Colbert Decries Second Inauguration Of 'Three-Term President' (VIDEO)

Colbert Decries Second Inauguration Of 'Three-Term President' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 09:38:56 in Comedy

“He meant "concurrently" not "consecutively." Oh well.”

Kevin1961 on Jan 24, 2013 at 09:30:15

“concurrent means that they were served at the same time.”
Joe Scarborough: Republicans Won House Of Representatives Majority Because Of Gerrymandering (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough: Republicans Won House Of Representatives Majority Because Of Gerrymandering (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 15:11:39 in Media

“Contrary to the front page headline link to this article, gerrymandering isn't cheating. It may be undemocratic, it may be something that should be abolished, but it is legitimate based on current laws. You have to expect each party to use every legal means possible to swing things to their advantage. (And unfortunately, sometimes, some illegal things as well... but this isn't among them.)”

Blowing Back on Jan 21, 2013 at 15:42:42

“The 6th and 12th districts in Pennsylvania would be good examples of Republicans disenfranchising Democratic voters. The "Supine Seahorse" which connects two Republican suburbs with a democratic Philly neighborhood (by a thin line that goes 120 miles down the middle of a highway) has been criticized rightly by such liberal luminaries as William Kristol. Though found constitutional by a partisan Supreme Court in 2011, is it really? Would a district like this have been found legal by any other Supreme Court than the current one? Doubtful.

Does that make it legal? Technically. But is it morally defensible?

The "upside-down dragon" is another painful result of immoral redistricting that sets-out to disenfranchise voters.

These comical districts would be funny if they weren't so ugly. This is one-sided. One side has the votes. The other side has the legal maneuvers and tricks ...

US citizens tend to not like cheaters. That is what Scarborough is saying. If the Republican party wants to stay relevant past the next few elections, they will focus more on their message and less on gerrymandering or tampering with the electoral college.

The Constitution guarantees equal protection of votes. Gerrymandering harms that principle.

Scarborough knows that losing the national Congressional vote by millions and still retaining the majority of the House is cheating. Technically legal, maybe, but still cheating. Americans don't like cheaters and if the Republicans want to be relevant nationally, they will stop cheating.”

SpeakupNation on Jan 21, 2013 at 15:24:59

“There is the spirit of the law, and there is the letter. This is contrary to the spirit of our system of government. And both sides have NOT done this to the same extent.”

jnratliff on Jan 21, 2013 at 15:24:20

“Just because it is legal does not mean its not cheating!”

xoogman on Jan 21, 2013 at 15:21:42

“There is the letter of the law and the spirit of the law .
There is literalist interpretation of words in usage - and then there is "find-the-intended-meaning" interpretation of words in usage .

Lteralists, like absolutists, enjoy balck and white thinking and impose it whenever they can .

So - literally speaking - your point is well taken . But the general meaning is clear .

By calling gerrymandering a form of cheating - attention is drawn to the undemocratic aspect of it -- and the hypocritical apect of the democracy lovers who would use it ruthlessly .

The effect of word usage is probably the most important area to judge . I think we all know
gerrymandering is legal . But not all of us would characterize it as cheating . But I would .
For the effect .”

GreshamGuy on Jan 21, 2013 at 15:15:03

“You're right - unethical is not always illegal.”
Platinum Coin: What The National Republican Congressional Committee Does Not Get

Platinum Coin: What The National Republican Congressional Committee Does Not Get

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 15:43:02 in Politics

“Luckily, then, the Titanic is already sunk.”
David Gregory Under Police Investigation Over Gun Magazine On 'Meet The Press'

David Gregory Under Police Investigation Over Gun Magazine On 'Meet The Press'

Commented Dec 27, 2012 at 08:02:45 in Media

“Odd, since "punishable with up to a year in jail" is part of the definition of misdemeanor (as opposed to felonies, which are punishable with a year+ in state or federal prison). Do you have a link?”
David Gregory Under Police Investigation Over Gun Magazine On 'Meet The Press'

David Gregory Under Police Investigation Over Gun Magazine On 'Meet The Press'

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 12:45:18 in Media

“I believe it is a misdemeanor, not a felony.”

Dawg1000 on Dec 26, 2012 at 12:50:17

“I looked it up and it is a felony punishable with up to a year in jail...”
Dalton Williams Killed: South Dakota Teen Fatally Shot By Friend Over Paintball Game

Dalton Williams Killed: South Dakota Teen Fatally Shot By Friend Over Paintball Game

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 01:15:09 in Crime

“I am anti-gun, but I don't think it helps to over-state the case. "Give kids toy guns to play with and they will think it is ok to play with real guns" is not true. In my generation, almost every boy had toy cap guns, played "cowboys and indians" and such. The vast majority of us have never "played" with real guns and certainly never shot anyone.”
Debra Maggart, Former GOP Lawmaker Targeted By NRA: 'They Turned On Me'

Debra Maggart, Former GOP Lawmaker Targeted By NRA: 'They Turned On Me'

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 16:15:05 in HuffPost Live 321

“For anyone who is curious, here's info about how to cancel a lifetime NRA membership. They don't make it easy, but it can be done. Check:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022013670

DeSwiss on Dec 23, 2012 at 00:24:05

“And here's how GHW Bush did it: http://tinyurl.com/c9zqak4
Barney Frank Retirement: Liberal Icon Eyes High-Profile Exit

Barney Frank Retirement: Liberal Icon Eyes High-Profile Exit

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 09:14:59 in Politics

“re: the "what planet are you from" "dining room table" remark... Sounds like he's the left's Chris Christie. It could be fun to hear the two of them in a debate...”
Barney Frank Retirement: Liberal Icon Eyes High-Profile Exit

Barney Frank Retirement: Liberal Icon Eyes High-Profile Exit

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 09:13:37 in Politics

“re: "WWII ... started by democrats."

I was not aware that the Pearl Harbor commanders and Hitler were Democrats. I guess I should have known about Hitler, huh?

(BTW, Saddam Hussein did not start the Iraq war.)”
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