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Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Commented May 25, 2013 at 22:47:45 in World

“Born again believers in Jesus do not become perfect, but neither do they go around killing people. However, some lunatics who think they are doing God's will do kill others sometimes. John Brown ( the pre-Civil War anti-slavery killer of slave-holders in "Bleeding Kansas" ) was an example of that. I suppose all religious groups have been misrepresented by extremists who claim to be true adherents to the faith. In recent years the Muslims have had more than their share of them, to the detriment of the western world, especially the U.S.

It is a shame that some folks think that the best way to conduct a political or religious dicussion is to disregard or twist the facts enough to try to make a simplistic point via insults or by lifting things out of context. But I suppose it is hard to understand the truth about a faith that one does not believe in and practice.”
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Commented May 24, 2013 at 03:01:14 in World

“There are far fewer real Christians in the world than many think. Just because a person is born into a so-called Christian culture does NOT make him one. He must become a believer in the gospel and personally make the decision to make Jesus his savior and Lord. Those who are committing acts of violence are almost always people who have never really been converted to the faith.”

bassgatorman on May 25, 2013 at 22:47:45

“Born again believers in Jesus do not become perfect, but neither do they go around killing people. However, some lunatics who think they are doing God's will do kill others sometimes. John Brown ( the pre-Civil War anti-slavery killer of slave-holders in "Bleeding Kansas" ) was an example of that. I suppose all religious groups have been misrepresented by extremists who claim to be true adherents to the faith. In recent years the Muslims have had more than their share of them, to the detriment of the western world, especially the U.S.

It is a shame that some folks think that the best way to conduct a political or religious dicussion is to disregard or twist the facts enough to try to make a simplistic point via insults or by lifting things out of context. But I suppose it is hard to understand the truth about a faith that one does not believe in and practice.”

MJinCanada on May 24, 2013 at 03:56:27

“You go on believing that bull while born-againers bomb women's health centres.”
Divorce Causes: A Rising Number Of Divorces Are Being Blamed On Wives' Drinking, Says UK Lawyer

Divorce Causes: A Rising Number Of Divorces Are Being Blamed On Wives' Drinking, Says UK Lawyer

Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 02:07:28 in Divorce

“Her drinking was quite excessive, complete with hiding booze in the house and drinking alone. She also made a spectacle of herself when we were at parties, then she would pass out in the car on the way home, and often blew her beets while gazing into the shimmering waters of the porcelain altar and pass out by the toilet. She became a mean drunk and was often even worse with her hangovers. She was depressed and had terrible PMS also, so life was anything but peaceful. Yet she divorced me after I got so depressed and crazy that I could not function very well in my commission sales work any more. If I had found Al-Anon Family Groups and taken the 12 steps, I don't know if I would have ever gotten better. Today, I am reasonably happy and sane, but she is still miserable according to other family members. My observations during my limited contact with her seem to confirm what I have been told. What a pity. She had so much charm, wit, and personality, and she has had a very sad life. Mine has not been all that terrific, compared to what I had aspired to, but I would not even consider swapping lives with her.”

LiberalOutlaw on Jul 2, 2013 at 22:30:37

“I think the million dollar question here is why nobody in her life cared enough about her to stage an intervention?

People can and do recover from these things I know plenty of WOMEN that have....

That's not to say it's not difficult to live with as I am sure it is. But I also know many women who have stuck with it for their husbands who were just as bad or worse than some female drunks.

Which leads me to my next question. Why are women more likely to tough out the hard times when men are more likely to bail?”
Trayvon Martin's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit

Trayvon Martin's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit

Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 00:08:52 in Black Voices

“Doesn't Huff Post have any editors? If you do, they need to be either more informed or more observant when they read over the articles you folks publish. I frequently notice factual and/or grammatical errors. In this article, you say that Trayvon Martin was only steps from his father's home, but it was actually his father's girlfriend's residence. In addition, you have chosen to publish the angelic picture of a lad who no longer actually lookied like that picture. His more recent picture shows an older, rougher-looking character that I'm not sure I would have wanted to encounter alone at night. Of course, that does not square with the liberal press's agenda, so I doubt that Huff Post will ever publish it. I hasten to add that I do not really kknow what the proper outcome of the criminal case ought to be. I still have an open mind, but I think we should be fair to both sides, not just to one.”

cryst188 on Apr 6, 2013 at 00:48:38

“The person who was killed was under aged and is dead. That is unfair especially since he had no gun. Forget the parents - remember the deceased.”

jobie2 on Apr 6, 2013 at 00:46:11

“You do not have an open mind.”

KingBee55 on Apr 6, 2013 at 00:42:16

“If you wouldn't want to encounter him alone at night (I guess you are afraid of African Americans in hoodies), why stalk and approach when told not to?”

englilly on Apr 6, 2013 at 00:35:33

“I agree with you 100%...every and each of your points..Amen.”
huffingtonpost entry

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down DOMA

Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 02:48:08 in Politics

“I believe he instructed the Dept. of Justice, headed by the Attorney-General not to enforce or dedfend the DOMA law quite some time ago. That was not referred to in the current story, but it was reported in the news some time ago.”

maybe may on Feb 23, 2013 at 04:05:56

“DOMA is being enforced.”

Rock Biologist on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:57:13

“He can only instruct the DOJ not to defend a law in court. He can't selectively enforce laws, that's basic civics. Newt Gingrich made the same erroneous claim, so it's a mistake others have made. Please don't take my word for it, though, research some reputable sources on Constitutional law.”
huffingtonpost entry

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down DOMA

Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 01:49:11 in Politics

“Doesn't the president take an oath to uphold the constitution and laws of the country? If so, how can he tell the attorney general not to enforce a law and ask the Supreme Court to overturn a law that was constitutionally passed by Congress and signed into law? If ever there was a situation that called for judicial restraint, this is it. If there is to be a change in the DOMA, it should go through Congress as a bill to repeal or modify it. We are supposed to be a nation of laws, not of men, a comment that was once widely quoted, but I don't remember hearing it at all lately. Too bad, and I fear that our future is looking grim the more our culture changes for the worse. I will never believe that the founders of the republic or those who have gotten amendments to the constitution passed ever had any inkling whatsoever that modern-day lawyers would get the Supreme Court to declare that what they wrote meant something entirely alien to the way they and the vast majority of Americans thought then or now. Our nation is on a downward slide morally and culturally, regardless of what the "anything goes" crowd says or thinks. And judging by what has already been written in the comments I have read herbefore commenting, there will probably be some wild reactions to my comments. There are some really "out there" comments posted already.”

amd52 on Feb 23, 2013 at 03:24:21

“Bass upabove kudos fanned n faved Well Stated and what you have said could not be more true. Good Job.”

jbarelli on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:57:37

“So far, the responses don't seem all that "out there" to me.

Just a simple correction of some of the comments you made.

First, DOMA is still being enforced by President Obama and the Justice Department. President Obama does not have to defend, in court, a law he believes to be unconstitutional, but it is up to the court, not him, to make that determination.

Next, "constitutionally passed" is an interesting phrase, and does not mean the same thing as "constitutional". Many laws that have been "constitutionally passed" (meaning the Congress passed them and the President sign them) have, nonetheless been found unconstitutional. The process was correct, but the law itself was not. That appears to be the case here.

The reason is the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution. A civil contract (which is what marriage is under the law) executed in one state is valid in all of them. DOMA says that one state can ignore a contract that was properly valid in another state. Sorry, but that violates the "full faith and credit" clause, and is, therefore, unconstitutional.

Finally, you mention what "the vast majority of Americans thought then or now". I cannot speak for "then", but "now" the majority of Americans favor marriage equality.”

Bearthoven on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:50:54

“Did you skip civics classes in school? The whole purpose of the Supreme Court is to decide if a law passed by Congress is Constitutional. As far as the President taking the Oath of Office, no place does that oath say the President is bound to uphold the laws of the country. Here's the Oath.....I, insert name, do solemnly swear to faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will, to the best of my abilities preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God (optional).

The idea that we should view the Constitution through the lenses of our founding fathers is ridiculous. Our founding fathers would not recognize the United States, or the world for that matter. They wrote the Constitution and the Amendments beautifully vague enough to encompass those things that they could not have foreseen. Society, commerce, and even education is vast different now than it was then. To try and rule the country through what the founding father's original intent just renders the Constitution a worthless dead piece of paper. Did they ever envision a time when women and men were considered equal? No Did they ever envision a time when all people would be allowed to vote instead of just the wealthy landowners? No Did they foresee a time when the church would try to invade the realm of politics? To this fortunately enough, yes they did, and they feared it.”

kwyang on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:40:18

“The President has a duty to uphold the Constitution, so if a law conflicts with the Constitution, he has a duty to stand up against that law, too. That's DOMA. The vast majority of Americans aren't against gay marriage. So your premise is false right then and there.”

Texas Wader on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:32:26

“that's the reason he studied constitutional law - so he could find ways to circumvent it. he hates our values and will do anything he can to kill them.”

GDWhiteman on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:31:25

“President Obama did not tell the AG not to enforce DOMA. In refusing to defend DOMA, he is clearly defending the constitution. There is no requirement in his oath of office to defend laws - constitutional or otherwise.”

AAKAlan on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:29:34

“Sorry you don't like the Constitution, but the President has every right to challenge a law his DOJ finds unconstitutional. That's why we have a Supreme Court, to adjudicate such disputes.

And next, time, please make even the slightest little effort to ascertain your facts before ranting so you don't embarrass yourself.

The Obama administration IS enforcing the law, as required by the Constitution. The Constitution does not, however, require that they defend it in court.

Don't like America? Try Iran. They don't have an "anything goes" crowd there. They killed them all. You will probably be much happier there.”

Rock Biologist on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:24:46

“He never told the AG not to enforce DOMA, because under the Constitution he can't. He does have the right not to have the DOJ defend it in court, and to file a brief to SCOTUS. The sky is not falling.”

martinrockett on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:20:41

“Just because one tkaes an oath does not mean that they abide by it....after all he is a lawyer by education...A lawyer and a politician..what a combo now if he could just sell used cars he would hit the trificta..”
Justin Amash Blasts John McCain Over 'Racist' Tweet

Justin Amash Blasts John McCain Over 'Racist' Tweet

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 12:19:27 in Politics

“Let's get serious here. Jokes about someone being a monkey are not necessarily racist. I have heard them all my life, and they usually only have to do with someone's intelligence or behavior, not their race. When I was growing up back in the days of segregation and intolerance, I did hear a few racist jokes that were definitely aimed at black people, but I have not heard one of those for a great many years (30 or 40), nor do I care to. Lighten up, Congressman (and others who got their panties in a wad over it).”
MLK Support For Economic Justice Overshadowed By 'I Have A Dream' Speech

MLK Support For Economic Justice Overshadowed By 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 15:45:55 in Black Voices

“Just a moment to inject a bit of history, please. When Lyndon Johnson was pushing his domestic agenda of civil rights and anti-poverty, he had an overwhelming Democratic majority in Congress. However, he could not have gotten much of that agenda through Congress without the Republican support, especially that of Illinois Senator Everette Dirksen, the GOP Leader in the Senate. Why? Because there were many Democrats who did not support the Johnson agenda, especially the ones from Southern states, which still elected almost all Democrats. A Southern Republican who won an election was still quite rare at the time. Back then, both parties were made up of coalitions of lliberals, moderates, and conservatives, and they were both much more pragmatic. Now, the parties have changed. Now, most of the conservatives have moved to the GOP, and most of the Liberals have moved to the Democratic party. Both have moved to the opposite extremes on far too many issues, and there really doesn't seem to be a comfortable home for moderates (or centrists, if you prefer). Plus, the good manners and personsal regard for political opponents seems to have faded out as well. Sad...... and not good for the country.”
John Kerry Secretary Of State: Top Dems Nervous About Political Ripple Effects

John Kerry Secretary Of State: Top Dems Nervous About Political Ripple Effects

Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 15:18:50 in Politics

“Is that for real, or are you just "funnin' with us?"”

telorvehccio on Dec 5, 2012 at 15:51:45

“a simple google can confirm it... unlike the hidden obamboozle academic records.”
John Kerry Secretary Of State: Top Dems Nervous About Political Ripple Effects

John Kerry Secretary Of State: Top Dems Nervous About Political Ripple Effects

Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 15:16:56 in Politics

“If I were a Democrat president, looking to fill upcoming vacancies in the diplomatic and national security areas, I think I would have to consider former U.N. ambassador and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, especially for Sec. of State. If my memory is still accurate, he has never been accused of misleading the American public about matters overseas (Rice), wouldn't cost the Dems a possible Senate seat if appointed (Kerry), and is considered to be a skilled diplomat, having served both as UN ambassador and as a special envoy who successfully negotiated for us in some sticky situations in the past few years. He is also Hispanic, despite his family name, and that would have a political value to the Dems.

I do not know him, neither do I know anything about him that is not public information, so I don't know if he would pass inspection for the job of Sec. of State when the FBI or whoever does these background checks gets through investigating him, but if there is nothing that would rule him out of consideration, I think the president would be wise to consider him.”
Obama On Debate: 'I Was Just Too Polite'

Obama On Debate: 'I Was Just Too Polite'

Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 19:57:31 in Politics

“The quote of the President's comments included some "you know's" in it. I supposse that is what he intends to say, but it actually comes out as "e-o, or i-yo." I almost want to reply "Yo!" to him. Of course, that is a very small thing in the scheme of things, but most people have some sort of verbal filler when we are are trying to think as we speak, and haven't had a chance to prepare and rehearse an answer to questions we did not know we would have. No big deal, really, but if Bush or Romney did it all the time, the press and comedians would be all over it.”
Who Won The Debate?

Who Won The Debate?

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 14:43:26 in Politics

“Actually, no, I'm not being paid by the Koch brothers or anyone else, other than my pension, Social Security, and what few pennies I get in interest.

Do you know how I can get put on the dole from the Koch brothers?? The same way you got on the George Soros payroll?? ;-) Just kidding. Please don't get upset.........”
Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 01:07:01 in Politics

“I see that a lot of Obama supporters are saying that Romney ran roughshod over the moderator, Jim Lehrer. Maybe so,..... maybe. But your own chosen one, the darling of the working (liberal ) press, also did it.

Actually, I'm not sure whether the moderator was too timid, or if he was allowing them to have more of a real debate by not strictly enforcing the guidelines. They both had the opportunity to say their peace, and both scored points. I think Romney scored a few more, however.”

sallyslide on Oct 4, 2012 at 01:17:41

“Mr. Romney did seem more prepared but he also did not follow the rules of debate. What we all learn in school is not only how to respond to the question but that the moderator is in charge of the debate. He did not present himself well in that regard.”
Who Won The Debate?

Who Won The Debate?

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 00:56:36 in Politics

“Are there any "fact checkers" that are truly impartial? I am afraid we will see biased articles and letters to the editor from both sides. I am not crazy about either guy, for various reasons, but I will probably vote for Romney, while hoping he cannot do a couple of things he says he is for. That seems to be the least of the "evils" to me at this point. I oppose more of what Obama stands for, and I am also very disappointed in the media for not investigating all of his hidden past, and his connection to a series of characters who I would not be consorting with if I were a mainstream American politician.”
Who Won The Debate?

Who Won The Debate?

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 00:48:12 in Politics

“1. Romney was prepared and looked and sounded presidential.
2. Obama appeared to be off his game, and at times must not have been listrening to Romney's
responses, because he repeated his own language that Romney had just refuted.
3. Even the HuffPost crowd, which tends to be more liberal than conservative, admits that
Romney won the night. Same for the MSNBC crowd, which is unabashedly pro-Obama.
4. I was leaning toward Romney, because of my fears of what Obama wants to do to our way
of life and our freedoms. You can judge a man by the company he keeps, and I don't like
the fact that he has been and continues to be surrounded by a lot of people who have done
said things that are against the American way of life, from the SDS/bomber-professor to the
race-baiting "GD America" preacher, to the Communist (Van Jones) he had as one of his
"czars"until the press exposed him and he resigned. Now the guy is a political commentator
on TV!!!”

mollymary on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:32:41

“what??? Romney looked presidential. He looked like smug and acted like a bully. Also was lying and flipping a lot.”

princessa1 on Oct 4, 2012 at 01:46:14

“the only thing the President is guilty of is helping the poor”

pick66 on Oct 4, 2012 at 01:22:47

“Yeah, add to that list George Soros. Every Democrat ought to read up on that guy and ask themselves why Obama has associated with him.”

tanenger on Oct 4, 2012 at 01:01:36

“Yeah! You become who you hang around...”

eldest oyster on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:58:15

“So you hate Obama, therefore Romney won? Solid thinking.”

Cassie Stephenson on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:57:31

“You're being paid by the Koch Brothers.”
Kelly Ripa Wants Anderson Cooper As Her 'Live! With Kelly' Co-Host (VIDEO)

Kelly Ripa Wants Anderson Cooper As Her 'Live! With Kelly' Co-Host (VIDEO)

Commented May 8, 2012 at 12:56:12 in TV

“What does "WWHL" mean? Unless I read the article too quickly and overlooked it, there was no explanation. Maybe I am the only one in the dark, but I doubt it.”

lapazlady on May 8, 2012 at 13:00:47

“Watch What Happens Live (-:”
John Boehner Doubts Marco Rubio's DREAM Act Alternative Could Pass The House

John Boehner Doubts Marco Rubio's DREAM Act Alternative Could Pass The House

Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 20:31:37 in Politics

“Actually, Obama had a total of nearly 4 years "experience" in the Senate, most of which had been spent running for president. He did not exactly distinguish himself as a US senator. But the extra 2 years were not enough to prepare him for the presidency, in my opinion. The only public office he held before that was as a state senator in the corrupt Illinois Democratic machine in the Chicago area.

Rubio's prior service was as a state representative from the Miami area, serving the last two of his eight years there as Speaker of the House in Florida. I would say that was a more important position than an Illinois state senator, who voted "present" quite often. But it still does not qualify him by experience or any other way to be VP now, because he could be president at any time immediately after being sworn in. That's why we have a VP, and he ought to be someone who is prepared to be a good president, which is not yet the case for Rubio or Chris Christy, either, who often gets mentioned as well. People even tried to get him to run for prez this year. Maybe some time in the future, but not yet. We have had enough trouble caused by inexperience, incompetence, fuzzy math, and social engineering of the right and left wings of our body politic.”
John Boehner Doubts Marco Rubio's DREAM Act Alternative Could Pass The House

John Boehner Doubts Marco Rubio's DREAM Act Alternative Could Pass The House

Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 00:33:46 in Politics

“Rubio may or may not turn out to be a viable candidate for Prez or VP someday, but this year is simply too soon for him to be prepared properly yet. He has about the same length of time in high office as Sarah Palin had when McCain picked her as his VP candidate. She was not ready yet, either, and we all remember the ridicule that was heaped on her because of it. Rubio might turn out to fare a bit better than she did, but he is still not yet ready for the big job. Romney needs to pick a US Senator who has more than one full 6-year term under his or her belt, and who has gotten something done in the Congress, because Romney has very little experience at the national level.”

bassgatorman on Apr 27, 2012 at 20:31:37

“Actually, Obama had a total of nearly 4 years "experience" in the Senate, most of which had been spent running for president. He did not exactly distinguish himself as a US senator. But the extra 2 years were not enough to prepare him for the presidency, in my opinion. The only public office he held before that was as a state senator in the corrupt Illinois Democratic machine in the Chicago area.

Rubio's prior service was as a state representative from the Miami area, serving the last two of his eight years there as Speaker of the House in Florida. I would say that was a more important position than an Illinois state senator, who voted "present" quite often. But it still does not qualify him by experience or any other way to be VP now, because he could be president at any time immediately after being sworn in. That's why we have a VP, and he ought to be someone who is prepared to be a good president, which is not yet the case for Rubio or Chris Christy, either, who often gets mentioned as well. People even tried to get him to run for prez this year. Maybe some time in the future, but not yet. We have had enough trouble caused by inexperience, incompetence, fuzzy math, and social engineering of the right and left wings of our body politic.”

agnosticjihad on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:46:39

“$10 says Rubio leaves Florida with multiple hairy scandals on his heels, never to be heard from (except on K Street) again.”

Edward Rene Whitney on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:39:41

“or about the same amount of time that freshman senator barack obama had?”

cruiser049 on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:16:26

“Make that zero experience at the national (federal) level and I'll buy in.”
Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret 'Salon' With Social Security Opponents

Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret 'Salon' With Social Security Opponents

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 14:42:08 in Politics

“I quit AARP when they caved in to Obamacare. I do not intend to re-join, either. What a pity that we do not have some other strong organization to represent the interests of older people.

As for the solution to the fiscal problems caused by the boomer generation's retirement, there should be a bi-partisan compromise, so that neither party can bash the other over the fix. I think they should remove the salary cap for social security and Medicare payroll taxes, gradually raise the payroll tax rate, as well as the medicare premium charged to retirees, so that these programs are more certain to be self supporting. I, for one, would very much prefer paying more for the benefits, rather than seeing the benefits reduced. I depend on them now, having factored those into my retirement planning.

If those changes do not produce fiscal soundness of the programs, then perhaps we should consider means testing and/or raising the retirement ages a little bit more.

As for being entitled to something, well, yes, I do feel entitled to the benefits I have paid for over many years via payroll taxes. Welfare checks, farm subsidies, and other such items that have not been previously paid for by payroll taxes, are mis-characterized as entitlements. Those are government largesse - - - gifts, not benefits paid for in a dvance like social security and medicare.”
John DeStefano, New Haven, Connecticut Mayor Seeks To Let Undocumented Immigrants Vote

John DeStefano, New Haven, Connecticut Mayor Seeks To Let Undocumented Immigrants Vote

Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 16:38:13 in Latino Voices

“What an insane idea!!!!!
The right to vote in ekections within the USA is reserved for citizens of the USA. Period.

Instead of encouraging illegal aliens to come and stay, we should be controlling our borders and sending the illegals home, along with nitwits like the mayor of New Haven. Let him try to vote in Mexican elections....”

cjackpotts on Dec 21, 2011 at 19:21:20

“make him the police chief in a northern mexico city.”
Sheldon Adelson, U.S. Casino Mogul, Donates $25 Million To Israel Holocaust Memorial

Sheldon Adelson, U.S. Casino Mogul, Donates $25 Million To Israel Holocaust Memorial

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 23:56:54 in World

“On the other hand, when I taught American History in high school, quite a few black kids were vocal about not wanting to study about slavery and the War Between the States. (That's the Civil War, for most people.) Of course, that is central to the study of US History, right up to now, so we covered it anyway. I could only conclude that it somehow made them feel inferior to be reminded of their ancestors' lot in life, especially in a racially mixed class, which all of them are now, at least in the communities that have more than one race in them. Of course, I always made sure to introduce them to some black pioneers in the course of the lessons, so that all the kids would know that there have always been valuable contributions to society by women and other minority group members. That is not the way I was taught the course back in the late 50's or early 60's. In my segregated high school, we were mainly taught about dead white men, with only a few exceptions. These days a great effort is made to include the study of the contributions of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, women, and others, sometimes perhaps even at the expense of failing to give proper emphasis to the Caucasians who may have played the major roles in some of the events covered. There is only so much time, and it is never enough to cover everything.”
Obama Calls John Boehner, Says He Still Won't Negotiate

Obama Calls John Boehner, Says He Still Won't Negotiate

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 14:44:28 in Politics

“When we have divided government, it is because the voters decided to have it. The reason a lot of Americans like it is so the majority in Congress and the President have to modify their tendencies to trample on the minority party's ideas, which are often what the majority of the people agree with. A case in point: polls show that while we re-elected the president and kept the Senate in the hands of the Democrats, we re-elected a majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives. As for Obamacare, polls have consistently shown that the majority of Americans do not like it, at least in its present form, and we never have. Yet the Democrats play the game of saying that they can do as they please because they got the president re-elected (over a candidate that a lot of people had to hold their noses to vote for), and they gained a few seats in Congress. Okay, but the House is still in the hands of the GOP, and that means divided government and Americans expect there to be negotiations, not one-party railroad rule! The prez and the Senate need to come to the table and negotiate BEFORE the votes are taken. This idiotic offer by the Dems. to negotiate after they have gotten their way already is too lame to even entertain. Both sides are acting childish, and they need a good spanking.”
Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal

Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 23:14:35 in Black Voices

“Didn't you know? White redneck Christians are fair game for whatever anyone wants to say about them! Just don't EVER say anything remotely critical, prejudicial, or funny about anybody else, because THEN you are a bigot. Never mind how many years ago you did it, and never mind that you have changed long ago from former attitudes and habits.”
Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal

Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 23:08:01 in Black Voices

“You are right, but the point of the original comment in this thread was that at age 66, any person born in the South of southern parents would surely have utterred the N-word at some point in his or her early life.It was widely used in the days of segregation (up north, too). Paula Deen's testimony merely affirms what was said by almost every southern white at least once in the past, myself included. But as she testified, I have not done so in many years. I'm very fortunate to have changed my mind about racial matters and to have black people in my life as friends, co-workers, and neighbors. I am just a little older than Ms. Deen, and I can tell you that our generation had a long road to walk as we changed our minds, mouths, and ways. We all went to segregated schools, and most of us thought we were superior to the blacks back then. But as the Civil Rights revolution played out, the vast majority of us came around to accepting black people based on the content of their character, and we stopped judging them by their skin color. Seems to me that is essentially Paula Deen's story. Too bad some "perfect" people can't let her be who she is now, rather than who she and the vast majority of white southerners used to be in our younger days.......”
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