“No, but expanding background checks is a start for preventing future incidents of mass gun violence.
Funny how complex issues such as this one need a multi-prong approach in terms of finding solutions, and that's simply too much two-dimensional-thinking people to grasp. The world is not black and white. The solution won't be either.”
“I, for one, hope Hillary runs. I would vote for her. And I would likely make a donation to her campaign. She would not only make a great president, she would be a phenomenal role model as the first female president.”
mclkarim on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:01:58
“I hope she runs, too, but I certainly understand if she doesn't.”
royh10 on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:01:20
“"A great president" is very debatable. After the next 4 years, we won't be able to afford another liberal spending president who has no regard for the massive debt that is accumulating. Voting for someone who would be a "great role model" is the second worst reason to vote for someone.”
“Well said, Kathleen. This "prank" should result in them losing their jobs. There's a line that should never be crossed. This is it.”
Jweiner on Dec 7, 2012 at 15:48:51
“they should be blackballed from all media. Let them clean the bedpans in the local hospital.”
Moonshi14 on Dec 7, 2012 at 15:28:25
“They have a history of doing this. Lighten up! Who thought in a million years she would kill herself. I'd like to know all the harless pranks you've pulled. We have a kid in my highschool kill himself because his house was tpeed! Some people have no coping skills”
Connie997 on Dec 7, 2012 at 14:41:24
“Part of the job of DJs have been pranking people. This woman was very sensitive, but to take her own life? She had other problems, obviously, which made her unstable. I am not sure a loss of employment for what, after all, is likely encouraged at their place of work, is the answer.”
tdaudgl on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:43:04
“agreed...if not more.”
lblackw105 on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:32:10
“Loss of their jobs would be a tiny and insufficient price to pay for this act of malice.”
“Chris Christie is so cool. He's garnered a lot of national respect from his handling of the Sandy hurricane. Too bad the extreme right wing Repubs are running things in the party.
I truly hope that changes for the better, and quickly! After all, the Reagan party has turned into the party that would have labeled Reagan a "Liberal" (said with a sneer, as if all liberal ideas are worse than a dead, disease-carrying leper).
This country needs balance. For that to be maintained, we need a strong two-party system. Right now that's in double jeopardy.”
“This is from snopes.com, regarding the “57 states” comment Obama made on the campaign trail in Beaverton, Oregon in May 2008, including the clip of an an obviously tired Barack Obama.
“The actual intent behind Senator Obama’s misstatement is easy to discern without the need to invoke an obscure international organization. He was trying to express the thought that in all the time he had spent on the campaign trail so far in 2007-08, he had visited all (48) of the states in the continental U.S. save for one (i.e., “one left to go,” excluding Alaska and Hawaii), but in his weariness he slipped up and started off with “fifty” instead of “forty.” (Note the long pause in the video clip between the words “fifty” and “seven.”)
“When a large portion of the Republicans in a legislative body publicly state, at the beginning of a newly elected president's first term in office, that their primary objective is to see that new president fail, then where does that leave us?
Citizens who have followed the Congressional Republican trajectory over the past nearly four years know just how much the House has blocked Obama's efforts toward recovery (Jobs Bill, anyone?).
waypointc on Oct 29, 2012 at 14:05:51
“It leaves us without the other half of the quote. It was said by Mitch McConnell during an interview, in which he also stated that if President Obama would back flip and come to the center, that he'd be proud to work with him.
Did you sort of forget that Harry Reid has blocked virtually everything that EITHER party has presented, including a budget from his own Democratically controlled Ways and Means Committee?
“Allowing states to take over some services may make sense, but FEMA isn't one of them. Not every state has an emergency every year, yet Romney wants to burden every single state to duplicate all of the necessary emergency-ready equipment, training, and infrastructures? Ridiculous.
Will states then have to charge each other for services/equipment borrowed for each other's respective emergencies? Who is going to coordinate when you have a disaster the magnitude of Sandy that affects so many states? Who pays for and provides what?”
owenme09 on Oct 29, 2012 at 09:37:05
“Whoops, please disregard the word "didn't" in the first line of previous post.”
“Here are just some of the differences between Obama and AC:
-Obama is intelligent.
-He has done things to make this country better.
-He was trying to crack a joke at his own expense, and missed badly with it, versus simply throwing around an insult aimed at the leader of the world.
-He is respected by many, many people from varying walks of life.
-And he apologized.
Ann Coulter does what she does because 1) she loves attention, 2) she thrives on controversy, 3) she has no moral compass, and 4) she makes a lot of money doing what she's doing.
She is, like Trump and Limbaugh, an attention-seeker who will be forgotten by history, people who will never be happy because there isn't enough attention in the world to satisfy their bottomless pits of need for it.”
tulane-grad on Oct 26, 2012 at 11:36:29
“Trump's motivation isn't attention. During the last election cycle Trump worshiped the ground that Obama walked on. In fact, he offered to build the president a 50 million reception hall. Unfortunately, the white house didn't even bother to say "No Thanks."
Since his poor feeling are hurt and he feels embarassed, Trump has made it his life's mission to HARASS and BELITTLE the president at every turn. Even at the cost of what little credibility he might have had.
“Did anyone else notice, post-debate, during the Obamas' visit with Romney's family, the conciliatory body language of Tagg Romney toward President Obama? I don't know what Tagg said, but Barack said something to the effect: don't worry about it.
Barack is a class act.”
TuoulumneFlower on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:05:02
“I did, yes. That was hilarious, in its way. Like father, like son, huh?”
MyOwnPerson172 on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:05:02
“And hopefully that is as close as Tagg will ever get to a U.S. President.”
Boadicea on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:04:11
“I believe Tagg also demonstrated some class there, and please everyone don't attack me for saying something good about a Republican! Children, adult or otherwise, feel protective of their parents. Anyone who makes me uncomfortable will earn my daughter's wrath, no question.
Of course Tagg's comment was inappropriate for national TV, but the fact that he was able to step up and say something to Obama last night speaks well of him.”
“It occurred earlier than that, and she also discovered just how many of her family had been killed in the holocaust, including 3 of her 4 grandparents. The story of her life is positively fascinating.”
“If you truly believed in freedom, you wouldn't be voting with a party that's doing everything it can to remove that freedom from women. And if you think anyone on this earth is "pro-abortion" you are nuts. I'm for reducing the need for abortions, but keeping the procedure legal. Illegalizing it won't reduce the number performed, but only significantly reduce the safety of the procedure. If you aren't old enough to remember what it was like for women in the 60's, do a little research. Please.”
“After reading the Repub's platform, I'm not surprised to hear you insult Ms. Albright in such a fashion.
You likely have no clue of her educational achievements (multiple degrees including a PhD), professional accomplishments (including being unanimously confirmed 99-0 by the Senate and becoming the first ever female U.S. Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in U.S. government, or her personal ones (3 daughters, one who died young, and an accomplished husband in his own right).
What she stated is absolutely correct. The fact is the Republican party is doing everything it can to minimize women and their rights. What's humorous is their efforts to deny it.”
“In the same vent that Reagan used to be considered conservative? In today's Republican world, Reagan would be considered a "liberal"; you know, that word that self-named conservatives use as if it were on the list of the top-10 worst insults known to man.”
“Officials are going to have to be all over fans' cell phone usage with this group.”
1hotgolfer on Jun 10, 2012 at 20:09:55
“The PGA Tour is not in charge...the U.S. Open is run by the USGA, and there will be NO cell phones allowed.”
PBOHIO on Jun 10, 2012 at 08:27:50
“At the "Firestone" in Akron, Ohio, you aren't allowed to take cell phones in. You either leave them home, in your car or they take them from you at the gate. I think more of the tournaments need to do this. As for cameras, they should be allowed during the practice rounds from Monday thru Wednesday. The galleries are allowed so close to the players on the course, I can understand the pros getting so mad at "snapping" pictures.”
dwill123 on Jun 9, 2012 at 07:16:04
“That was the one thing Steve Williams was good for. He used to all those distracting types like a cheap suit.”