“So, I could understand if his problem was in reverse, and the Federal govt was considering outlawing it when it was already allowed. In that event, it would be the Fed. taking away a right that had been in place. In this event, it's a question of GIVING a right to people. If each province or state is not in agreement, the chances are that people won't flock there to have their gay/lesbian marriages and lives. I mean, I'm thinking that if it were me, I would want to go somewhere I was accepted and so on. I don't really see the threat here in allowing people to have a choice. Like I said, if it was them deciding to take something from the people, I may feel differently about his position about it. I think he's just scared that progressive thought may creep into the small towns and then what the hell is next? Skinny jeans? Rock and roll music? The Devil? omg...”
“Yeah I'm with PeeWeesHerman on this one.. I would also like to know your thoughts.. do you believe bigotry is punishable by what was nothing short of a beating by an angry mob? What do you think should be the punishment for a group of people beating someone for giving their (albeit horrid) opinion in a public place? (remember, freedom of speech is not supposed to be selective..) so what do you think? granted, he did tap that woman on the arm, I saw that.. but again, is that cause to suffer a pummeling? I was taught that words combat words. To me, using fists in response to vocabulary demonstrates an inadequate ability to respond with words. I don't know about you but I could easily have a down and dirty debate with someone who was talking smack about everyone I love and I guarantee you I would never throw a punch, and that person would walk out of there frustrated and a loser.. maybe crying. But that's just my thought..”
“Wow. That video is intense. I mean, sure, it's not a good idea to walk up in a place and call a group of homosexual men derogatory things and then proceed to hit a woman on the arm who is reprimanding you for it. But honestly, all the cheering and stuff, I mean really? Is anyone doing the right thing here? What a mess of a situation. I wonder if he will go out and do the same crap elsewhere only more angry, or if all that aggression those people just unleashed on him will change his life.. I can make an educated guess.. I'm not thinking he has a higher opinion of those guys than he did before that happened. It's interesting the double standards of people..”
“Paul Ryan didn't end the interview, his guy did by saying "thank you very much, sir" and Ryan looked at him like, "oh, ok I'm done?" and proceeded to undo the mic. I didn't find it disturbing how he answered the question, but I do agree, it was more of a snide remark than a respectable interview question. You can see the interviewer regretted it when Ryan was addressing him about it. What I DO find interesting is that Ryan followed directions so readily. I believe that is the way it will go. I wonder how many politicians and candidates are truly running for office with their own minds, rather than being the front men/women for the agendas of people already in power.”
bilbobuggins on Oct 8, 2012 at 22:59:54
“What do you think these big babies would have done if the likes of Edward R. Morrow had intervied them?
Go off script, and the interview is over?
What about the truth, and seeking the truth?
Bunch of pansies, all of them. None of themcan think off script, outside the party line.
That's right, pansies.”
Alex Xelasc on Oct 8, 2012 at 22:55:24
“The person that ended the interview was not the interviewer, actually was Ryan campaign manager.”
“This is so wrong. His cattle is on leased land and wolves roam. These are protected animals and this does equate to a death sentence. Citing their reliance on cattle as a food source is a ridiculous reason to seek out and kill them all, in my opinion. Do we know which ones are killing the cattle? It could be just one animal, it could be a result of illness in their other food sources, who knows. The main thing is, this is not how you protect a species, by dictating what they can and cannot prey upon that is roaming in their own front yard. If you put your animals in the forest, you cannot burn down the forest when the animals get ticks. Plain and simple. At the same time, it's not the fault of the rancher that the animals are being terminated. The decision was made by others and those are the ones responsible for it. The rancher could have taken measures to protect his heard, certainly, but that doesn't mean it's his doing that these animals have used their natural instincts to hunt in an area where they live. It's all really sad and confused.”
Linus521 on Sep 26, 2012 at 16:12:32
“This is a tragic issue for mankind and for the Earth as the wolf is designated as a vital "keystone specie". The health of the entire ecosystem rests on the wolf's back. His job is to trim the herd, so the herd, like deer, elk and moose, do not devour the Earth. He also preys upon the ever increasing populations of mid-size predators that are pushing extinct vast strands in the web of all life, like birds, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals.
The father of ecology wrote long ago, about witnessing the natural planet die or an ecosystem die in the absence of a mountain's wolves. Mountain was used as a metaphor for ecosystem and the Earth. Aldo Leopold seeded the word "green" when he watched "a fierce green fire" dying in the dying mother wolf's eyes. The deer, in the absence of wolves, then devoured the entire ecosystem, killing everything that was green, and then the deer died from their own "too much" [starved]. The soil, left un-anchored and tree-less, blew away in the wind, taking all life and living with the freed soil and the drifting wind.
The ecosystem was now as life giving as the surface of Mars. "In Wildness is the salvation of the Earth and the preservation of all life, long known among mountains and wolves but seldom perceived by man."”
“Maybe he was drinking again.. all jokes aside, this is a serious problem actually.. with a record of making misstatements like this, will this also occur when it's time to "push the red button" so to speak? Making speeches to the nation? And so on.. it's concerning, really, even though it seems minor, the little things, when the start to pile up, are honest issues..”
Oregon Mick on Dec 8, 2011 at 18:45:00
“It isn't like he is going to get elected, even the Republlicans will not nominate him. His political carreer is over. Does he have anything else to fall back on?”
danpaulscott on Dec 8, 2011 at 18:40:40
“now which button is it, the red one or the green one, ooops”
“what? ok.. this has the making of a great story, and has a beautiful point. I love it! However.. what was the thing two weeks later? when did the glass shatter? what are all these backstories and resolutions? This is too mysterious! I want to know the rest!!”
yellowdoggie on Jul 18, 2013 at 09:41:58
“Either the bride or groom (or both) is Jewish. Breaking the glass is a Jewish wedding custom.”
Dec 6, 2011 at 11:44:04
“"Why is drilling for oil such a bad thing?" lol *smh*
Anyway, they're not acting like every oil driller is a villain. Just the one who wants to tear down their theater to get the oil underneath.. you know, like if someone wanted to run a pipeline through sacred Native American land or.. through wildlife preserve areas, or.. well anyway, you get my point..”
“I support ows heavily. I have done several blogs on many topics and have been following/participating since before it started, via #noKXL as well. I think it's crucial that outside support be present (meaning those who are not literally out on the streets). I can't be there, so I am doing everything I can from here to educate people on the facts of what is happening, as it is critically misunderstood by so many, especially those who argue against it and are actually a part of those being represented. Thanks for your comment and opinion. I don't think we have anything to disagree on here :)”