“Read the wikipedia page on Kris Kristofferson. I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing individual he is. He is so much more than a "country singer". Oh man. So much more. Learn about this guy for inspiration.”
“Ken Ham instructs creationists to always ask the evolutionist "Where you there?" as if that discredits their whole stance.
Ham (the man not the delicious food) is so dumb that he never once considered what would happen if the same question were posed to the creationist.
"Almighty God created the Universe and Earth" Oh yea. Well, were you there?
No? then your argument fails (according to your own criterion ....crickets...”
MarsCydonia on Sep 18, 2013 at 22:14:41
“I would love to be asked "were you there" as my answer is "Yes, as a matter of fact I was" and then if they say "that's impossible, you could not have possibly been there", I will answer "how do you know, were you there?"”
smarti on Sep 18, 2013 at 19:13:12
“He's using "historical religion" as opposed to "observed religion" ; ). which if he was to use "observed religion" as the only valid body of evidence to prove religion as he thinks science should be proven than 100% of all religions would be discredited.”
Sal George on Sep 18, 2013 at 16:12:51
“Logic is not strong point of these backwards people.”
“These "new generation" Republicans don't have the slightest understanding of the Constitution that they claim to love so much. For these people "Constitutional" means that they agree with it.
This Texas genius is pushing an, obviously, unconstitutional law to protect, get this: The Constitution! and the irony is completely lost on all his supporters...”
ericxdc on Jan 17, 2013 at 09:14:30
“Exactly. They actually have no interest in governing and hide behind the flag and their pseudo patriotism all while doing everything they can to denigrate the USA and its Government.”
fxcruiser on Jan 17, 2013 at 08:10:27
“When the Federal government chooses only to enforce one part of the constitution, and ignore the others, they are the ones stomping on the constitution. All laws are to be enforced equally, not selectively. And to whom are you referring as the 'new generation;' of Republicans? The only 'new generation' is the liberal/progressive movement who promote the destruction of our country from within by using loopholes and lies to go around Congress and departments that ignore the same laws that the citizenry must obey. Liberals cannot stand up and shake the Constitution and expect it not to apply to them at the same time.”
“"Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who Wu has called a "vile Catholic," has announced he is not backing Wu, but he did not endorse Campbell.
Campbell said she understands the governor's decision. "It would have been nice if he could have made a lukewarm comment, but I understand politics," she said. "
Isn't that such a pathetic state of affairs when party loyalty forbids a sane person from pointing out insanity. We are all beginning to "understand politics" and it is obviously not intended to further the interests of the people but, rather, to further entrench political machines...”
“I totally disagree. I've travelled quite a bit in Latin America and Europe and found my fellow Americans to be culturally curious and well-mannered towards the locals. I realize it is the hip thing to do to disparage those ignorant Americans but it is a stereotype that doesn't fit experience. In all my travels I found French and Italian tourists to be the most obnoxious to everyone around them. Despite extreme rudeness to the locals and other travellers, they always seem to hold their nose up at the Americans who act quite the opposite.
On the other hand: The Dutch and Scandinavian tourists were always polite and fun to be around. Over the years I have developed a policy to get a good nights sleep or an enjoyable bus ride: If the people next door are speaking French or Italian move to another spot far away! Preferably towards the locals or some northern Europeans, you'll be glad you did.”
yannb on Mar 6, 2012 at 14:30:25
“Yet France and Italy are by far the most visited countries on Earth. Hmmm... weird. Of course, you're free to go visit Svalbard, if you think the natives are nicer there. The French and Italian have basically created every piece of interesting cultural creation in this hemisphere. They have reason to be obnoxious. But they get along together great. I love them.”
“Of course it never occurred to him that most of these tornados happen in the Bible belt. Why aren't all these disasters striking the atheists in Scandinavia or the earthfreak hippies in Oregon?”
YupIndeed on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:57:34
“Apparently we're overdue for a major earthquake here in Seattle...who knew all the hipsters on Capitol Hill were prayer fanatics??”
MissouriModerate on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:39:53
“Bravo on your insight! As usual, Robertson's comments are disrespectful of all faiths and ridiculous. His circular logic requires him to overlook the humanity of such catastrophes and find someone to blame.”
parlimentMike on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:33:53
“No point in sending messages to heathens who wont understand them. Televising Pat at the pearly gates would be an interesting religious instruction.”
rambot02 on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:31:11
lippp on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:30:16
“Hey, man, chill out. Oregon is a cool place. Don't knock it. Peace.”
kevinbr38 on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:26:33
We haven't seen any tornadoes in Amsterdam either where my family resides....all those 'coffee shops', The Red Light District, Gay Marriage, etc....
mero909 on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:18:41
“Their time is coming! :P”
goatrope67 on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:18:21
“I laughed out loud when reading your first sentence. I never really thought about that until you said it and now that's all I can think of. Great point.”
c0astalgreens on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:18:01
“If all these disasters strikes all the atheists, that would be the real tragedy because athiests' souls would return to hell. Sparing atheists' lives would make sense so for them to still have the chance to save their souls by believing in a loving God. Your questions do not make sense in my humble opinion. 8)”
coveark on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:17:43
“Yes, and that may be why.............Those who follow the message of this type are misguided folks herding after these bigoted charlatans who spread hatred and fear. If there is a God , it must be better than that or the name should be changed.”
mistahshow on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:14:13
“Because Pat doesn't pray enough.”
SuZQ22 on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:14:02
“Love your analogy. And do you notice those that were "saved" say it was God's will. Guess they was a praying harder than those that didn't make it. "Amen"”
“Actually: You are wrong. I know it's an "inconvenient truth" for my fellow liberals but: Here it is: Your "Liberal" values find their greatest expression, historically and presently, here in the US of A. Don't think that the world is polarized like your "Daily Show/Fox" information dichotomy. Our overwhelming, yet, "evil" military is what allows Canada, Holland, etc. the security and economic room for their "enlightened" policies. Have you seen the way Mexico treats their illegals on the Guatemalan border? Have you seen the way a Jew is treated in Jordan? Have you walked through the Turkish ghettos in Europe? ..at night?
Sorry buddy - no state is perfect but to make historical comparisons between North Korea and the USA or our allies is just plain ignorant. Start with the history of Dutch colonialism and then tell me what an advanced country should represent. You will find that the US fits your description better than any others.”
David Faubion on Jan 15, 2012 at 13:31:39
“So-called progress, the human race in its headlong race to the bottom, will end not if we continue to allow imperial (enlightened) empires to demonize the largely indigenous cultures of the other, namely the East and the South. Real progress, real enlightenment will begin when power cedes to the dignity, purpose and value of every life form on Earth. The abolition of power to the rule of ethical law is real and lasting security. It is much easier to make everyone secure, instead of the just the few in a false, ephemeral security with nearly 7-billion living in desperate, angry insecurity as painfully apparent in North Korea.”
David Faubion on Jan 15, 2012 at 13:29:39
“Your words in quotes hide your meaning, though the vagary seems to have an actual false dichotomy. First, you assume that I am a liberal and that I see the an either/or news system. Wrong. Your false dichotomy assumes that the so-called enlightened people (the West) have to colonize and plunder the East and the global South: the indigenous, non-colonial people. West must grab their land, force their labor and rob their resources—all for the sake of human progress. Your ignorant/shameless theory is loaded with false dichotomy and false assumptions. First, the real enlightened people are those who have no need to colonize because they live within their means--as R. B. Fuller put it--within the Earth's budget. Compare The Netherlands (Holland prior to the 1600) to Nigeria, the indigenous African country of which Dutch Shell has plundered for decade at the behest of its sic enlightened govt. Dutch Shell has wreaked the ecology of the Niger River Delta causing untold cancers, still-births and living death. So, the Nigerian govt. is now afflicted with the enlightenment bug, so that is seeks the medicine of Shell to cure its fear and acute self-loathing. Lastly, you cite a few irrelevant examples of injustice in Mexico, Jordan and Turkey, as if these were intrinsic to the US hegemony against its manufactured enemies, so-called. US enemies are friends of its military industrial psychotic buddies, such as General Dynamics.”
HamletsMill on Jan 14, 2012 at 00:30:11
“Well, I think our guys in the U.S. Marines in recent YouTube revelations are not advancing "US exceptionalism" very well judging by the implied size of their quite little d**ks as they held them with their little hands and tiny sniper scope rifle trigger fingers while urinating on the dead of our very expensive Military Industrial Complex National Job Corps..
If our guys are going to urinate on the dead "enemy" for worldwide video distribution someone from the professional cadre at Parris Island, SC needs to know how to use basic Photoshop techniques before everything going up on YouTube. Just say'in.”
“It is immature and cruel to get animals stoned because you think they will dig it like you and your stoner friends. They don't want to watch "Family Guy" or listen to Pink Floyd either - don't anthropomorphize! Your buddy would be more happy unstoned while you and your stoner buddies scratch his belly and throw a frisbee for him.
That being said: My dog has glaucoma and I have carefully experimented with cannabis for his relief (Yes, I did the academic research!). A tiny amount of schwag or dried trimmings ground up and mixed in his food provides gentle relief without the sometimes startling buzz. For immediate relief of flare-ups I might blow a good lungfull into his ear (not the nose or mouth). Only do this in a comfortable and calm environment because this is like a bong-rip for you and, well, like I said earlier....Comfort and pet him for a couple of minutes while he adjusts and then he will probably go crash out peacefully for a few hours. It is actually cheaper than the pharmaceutical glaucoma meds but I use it as a support not a replacement. Do your own research and be careful!”
“You have no more idea what psychological effect it has on cats than how a hamburger tastes to me. There are so many qualitative aspects of an LSD trip and so many neurological differences between you and a cat that your statement is obviously nonsense even if it is true. If it is true it is just a lucky guess.”
Sanders McGrillin on Dec 28, 2011 at 13:20:12
“there's a video on youtube where scientist in Dayton ohio gave a cat some LSD -that cat goes off its rocker, flattens out & starts shaking, I bet they gave it a human dose if not more, sad to see really. But what I think is interesting is that college educated men in powerful government positions actually said "you know what? We need to give a cat a lot of acid, see what it does"”
InnaGaddaDaVida on Dec 28, 2011 at 13:18:56
“Nope, scientists have studied it and their findings were that catnip affects cats like LSD does humans.”
“I mean seriously folks: All these poor people, not just here but globally, need to stop whining about their sad-sack condition, get in their cars, drive up to a good medical, law, or business school, study hard for a few years and then go get a job, put your millions in an offshore tax haven, and use the rest to buy up real estate for your family's dynasty (so your kids never have to work again - or ever!)
It's not rocket-science dummies! It has worked for generations of blue-blood, bible-beatin' Yankees. duh!
Seriously - I saw a lady applying at a 7-11 the other day! like she's ever gonna get rich doing that! what a moron...”
“No, he's not. His idea of "activist judge" is someone he doesn't agree with. An "activist judge" would really be someone who interprets the constitution in a way meant to foster intentional social changes. These interpretations often reach into areas of epistemic/ontological absurdity that would be unthinkable to the framers. For example: The idea - now considered legal precedent - that a for-profit business organization is a "citizen" and enjoys all the rights of protection and none of the responsibilities of a human who lives here in this great country. What could be more "activist" than that? ...but Newt doesn't really mind 'cause it allows these invisible, "paper-based", "individuals" to reap huge profits through exploitation and unethical trade without any chance of any real person going to jail.
He is ahead in underhanded scheming and that's it.”
“..with gritted teeth, leaning forward, striking the keys as if they were knives going into that dullards mind - unquestionably right and, furthermore, righteous! and then after checking back every fifteen minutes between cigarettes you realize that Sean Hannity probably doesn't even read these....”
“The stakes are high: Either I'm totally insane or everyone else is.
"Sir, we don't refund merchandise" - "Yea, but I was just here an hour ago. It's still in the box, unopened, with the receipt I got from that guy right there" - "I'm sorry, it's just our policy (pointing at a small sign that says so)" - "Are you the owner?" - (proudly) "Yes sir" - "Did you write that sign?" - "Yes" - "So are you in charge here or that sign?" - (confused) "Uh, well, I'm sorry but it's just our policy" - .... and this goes on for about 30 years of your life in various ways until you go live in a shack with a shotgun and a dog. Is that insane?”
hueylover on Dec 9, 2011 at 17:03:53
“Insane is allowing such interactions to disturb you too much.”
“Wow! I almost wrote the same thing before I decided to read the comments. Then I wrote and re-wrote a dozen comments that I erased because they sounded too arrogant or whiny. Well, anyway: Why bother pursuing excellence and virtue when mediocrity and consumerism gets more respect and a higher standard of living? Because we are not mediocre and have higher values that's why. If you are slightly misanthropic and feel surrounded by absurdity then, rest assured, you are of a higher ilk and that is the price. Would you be Socrates or a happy pig? I know: That's a no-brainer! (how fortunate that it is!)”