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Redskins Still Insisting Team Name Is 'Respectful' After Senators' Call For Change

Redskins Still Insisting Team Name Is 'Respectful' After Senators' Call For Change

Commented May 25, 2014 at 19:02:25 in Sports

“For those that don't think the name/term "redskins" is offensive and is meant to be an honorable term, I'd invite you to approach any adult who identifies as a Native American and tell them, "what beautiful redskin children (or babies) you have," or, "you (and your children) have such pretty redskin."

I'm just curious if you walk away with a positive response (or not) as you seem to believe you will since you're offering them a so-called honorable compliment.”
5 Things We Still Love About Lucy

5 Things We Still Love About Lucy

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 12:34:18 in Fifty

“Although I never realized this as a child, I certainly noticed then read about how both she and Desi were determined to avoid most ethnic jokes as well as making fun of physical handicaps or mental disabilities. The only exception to these rules was when Lucy would would make fun of Ricky's accent by mimicking him.

It's really amazing how ahead of her time she was with her ideals and beliefs; that she was able to translate to the small screen was even more remarkable during the age of "Amos and Andy."”
Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade

Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 21:32:45 in Gay Voices

“This calls for a new version of "Goodbye Earl" needs to be composed for Mayor Bullard (though without any physical harm coming to him).”
Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 00:55:32 in Parents

“one more time....NOT.A.DOCTOR!”

Tuned IN on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:55:54

“And to think that millions believed in their Dr. when prescribed Vioxx or Bextra.

If only big Pharma didn't have absolute immunity for their vaccinations. Instead, the end user pays a tax that goes to the vaccinated injury pot.. and good luck with claiming anything from that.

I'd rather take my unloaded risk, and opt-out.”
Can This One-Woman Show Turn Your Kids Into Lesbians? Some Conservative Politicians Say Yes.

Can This One-Woman Show Turn Your Kids Into Lesbians? Some Conservative Politicians Say Yes.

Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 16:04:39 in Comedy

“"Editor's Note: We sincerely hope that watching that short video didn't recruit any of our readers to the lesbian lifestyle. If it did, we're super sorry."

Too late...but I accept your apology.”

BenC460 on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:08:39

“Too late for me too. But I come to accept that I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.”
Liz Cheney: Nancy Pelosi's 'Spine Doesn't Seem To Reach Her Brain'

Liz Cheney: Nancy Pelosi's 'Spine Doesn't Seem To Reach Her Brain'

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 12:42:25 in Politics

“Where should I start with the neuro-anatomy (and/or grammar) lesson so sorely needed by Liz?

(In case anyone wonders what I mean, the implication of that sentence, in relation to the rest of her statement, implies the spine is where thoughts, memories, and muscle coordination originate then sent to the brain instead of the other way around.)”

Joe Mulvey on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:21:34

“I think with her it is that way. Her thoughts travel from the bottom to the top, then out of her mouth. ;D”

Tenderlies1 on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:16:03

“Lol Ohhh That was very good Thank You”

Suzanne Broach on Apr 8, 2014 at 14:41:00

“I was thinking the same thing but too lazy to look it up. Thank you”
Donald Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Would Be Better At Foreign Policy Than Obama

Donald Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Would Be Better At Foreign Policy Than Obama

Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 12:41:44 in Politics

“If true, then why couldn't Bush, Rumsfeld, & Co. do better than Obama with foreign policy?”
'True Detective' Finale Highs And Lows

'True Detective' Finale Highs And Lows

Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 15:25:56 in TV

“My only small, small criticism is nothing ever really resolved or said about why Marty's oldest daughter had her dolls in the same pose/position as the real rapists/killers. I know she was later determined to have mental issues, but that little set up was a little too specific to be a coincidence.

Other than that little tidbit, My wife and I thoroughly loved the show. Can't wait to see next season, though we will miss Harrelson's and McConaughey's performances in the next iteration.”
'Vagina Stadium' Architect Says Deadly World Cup Working Conditions Aren't Her Problem

'Vagina Stadium' Architect Says Deadly World Cup Working Conditions Aren't Her Problem

Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:42:17 in Arts

“Well, at least it won't be virgin territory for the teams who play there in 2022 because workers will have already been getting f***ed there for years.”
McDonald's Accused Of Firing Single Mother For Donating Food To Firefighters

McDonald's Accused Of Firing Single Mother For Donating Food To Firefighters

Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 04:49:13 in Business

“I seriously question your conclusions. She didn't break any corporate rules. She and other employees paid for the food out of their own pockets. McDonalds did not lose any money from any donations. What she does with her own money is her business, or are you the type of owner who tells his employees what they can, cannot buy, and just what exactly they can do with their purchases. She donated the food that she and the others came to rightfully own once they paid for it.”

sammy7851 on Feb 21, 2014 at 14:50:32

“This had nothing to do with corporate, it was a private franchise and she worked for the franchisee, so that was her first mistake, dragging corporate into it. What she does with her own money on her own time is absolutely none of my business. What she does on my time is all my business. She does not set policy for me or my business. If you dig into this a little deeper you will find that this young girl is in way over her head, assumes way to much, doesn't understand why everyone doesn't see things her way and has just been more of a problem than a solution. I say that because this by itself is not an offence you would fire someone for. I was in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business for 50 years and have to believe I have a handle on this.”
You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 14:38:18 in Travel

“I agree with that to a certain point. Countries with already complete (or very near complete) existing facilities and infrastructure should be given much higher priority over countries that have to build everything from scratch like many recent venues have had to do (see Sochi, Rio, Athens, etc.) Google "2004 Athens Olympics facilities" and you'll see the state of disrepair and abandonment most of the Olympic sites are from those games. It's very, very sad the millions of dollars sunk to host a two-week event only to see these places never used again (or have no forethought to incorporate easy design modifications for post game use, like Atlanta).

But, there has to be at least a dozen (or more) countries who already have plenty of facilities that would require little to no modifications to the existing structures to host the games. A few of these countries would even have multiple cities to allow hosting with greater frequency (Canada, USA, & Russia being the main three).”
You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 15:29:48 in Travel

“besides bribes, nagano just had a "recent" winter olympics back in 1998.”

Patrick Shaw on Feb 17, 2014 at 00:45:01

“Why does the money need spent each year on a new place ?...find a good one and stick with it.”
18 DISGUSTING Responses To Michael Sam, Gay Football Star, Coming Out

18 DISGUSTING Responses To Michael Sam, Gay Football Star, Coming Out

Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 13:05:14 in Gay Voices

“With regards to all the people who are outraged and making disgusting comments online regarding Michael Sam coming out and that he shouldn't be playing a "man's game" because he's gay, my first (and just about only) thought is that he'd pretty much break those people in half and make them his bitch...even though he shouldn't ever have to in the first place.”
13 Ingredients That Ruin Guacamole For Everyone (PHOTOS)

13 Ingredients That Ruin Guacamole For Everyone (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 20:13:24 in Taste

“Then it could be categorized under "sole" food.”
Challenger Disaster Home Video Surfaces After 28 Years (EXCLUSIVE)

Challenger Disaster Home Video Surfaces After 28 Years (EXCLUSIVE)

Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 10:47:37 in Science

“I was in seventh grade when this tragedy occurred and had just lost my grandmother to lung cancer the week before, so this event was a little more devastating for me than most individuals/kids with the notable exception of the crew's family and friends. I had grown up in Houston thinking I might want to work for NASA at JSC, so I was glued to the unfolding events of this tragedy for days.

With every shuttle launch after that until the very last launch, every time it was ordered to "go with throttle up" and the commander responded that the shuttle was "going with throttle up," I would hold my breath for a few seconds. However, I do miss new shuttle launches. RIP Challenger 7 and Columbia 7.”
Putin Claims He's 'Friendly' With Gay People

Putin Claims He's 'Friendly' With Gay People

Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 18:19:46 in Gay Voices

“This reminds me of all the racists who protest by saying, "I'm not racist! I have a good friend who is black."”
'CBS This Morning' Plays Toto's 'Africa' For Mandela Segment (VIDEO)

'CBS This Morning' Plays Toto's 'Africa' For Mandela Segment (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 18:02:20 in Media

“I think 'CBS This Morning' should be cut a little slack for playing Toto's "Africa" during their Nelson Mandela tribute today. It's not like there are a plethora of South African musicians or any that are known outside of that country like...oh...say Johnny Clegg & Savuka.

Oh hey, why not just go with Peter Gabriel's "Biko?" I mean that song's about an influential South African apartheid leader; albeit a different and martyred one.

In fact, I guess they could've even gone with a Dave Matthews song since he was born in South Africa.”

Vernon Gudger on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:22:55

“Then you have never heard of Hugh Masekela!!!”
Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 23:42:17 in Politics

“I think an article in “The Guardian” captures my sentiment pretty accurately:

“Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, 18 of them in a small cell on Robben Island, fighting the curse of South African apartheid. Rick Santorum has spent hours in TV studios fighting the curse of millions of poor Americans acquiring healthcare insurance…”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/santorum-compares-mandela-apartheid-obamacare-republicans
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Oprah's Comments 'Undermine Racism When It Does Occur'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Oprah's Comments 'Undermine Racism When It Does Occur'

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 10:19:11 in Media

“Of course you don't because the media, has for many years, done that for you in subversive and unconscious ways (the "all-american" boy or girl). Ask yourself, why are angels (figurines or in paintings) typically depicted with the features you described?”

jgkayaks on Nov 25, 2013 at 22:51:38

“I guess you missed the sarcastic tone of my comment. Let's take it to the top while we're at it.

Isn't the Semitic Jesus (Hebrew name - Yeshua) portrayed in thousand of paintings as an alabaster complexioned, blue eyed Nordic?

If you believe in miracles you can believe that too.”
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Oprah's Comments 'Undermine Racism When It Does Occur'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Oprah's Comments 'Undermine Racism When It Does Occur'

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 21:22:25 in Media

“I always find it humorous (in a SMH-way) when my fellow alabaster-skinned peoples claim to know what true racism is and then tell people of darker hues that they should just get over it, as if they've ever had to really deal with it from any relative powerless position.”

napoleon bonaparte on Nov 25, 2013 at 06:06:43

“I wish I could hug @brcarthey, @fairandfiendly1, and all of those who agree with their statements. It's so nice to see sensible and reasonable comments in regard to racism.”

Patti2 on Nov 24, 2013 at 05:49:38

“Why would you assume no whites have ever had to deal with racism from a powerless position, relative or otherwise? Study history, look at modern events.”

fairandfriendly1 on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:29:20

“Amen!
Also, the statement that "Well, I have some black friends" really sticks in my throat too. Unless you have walked in someone's shoes you will NEVER know.”
Cuccinelli Fundraising Hampered By 'Sense Of Entitlement,' GOP Consultant Says

Cuccinelli Fundraising Hampered By 'Sense Of Entitlement,' GOP Consultant Says

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 09:59:16 in Politics

“Well, when you base most of your campaign around sodomy, you can probably anticipate that you'll get f**ked in the end.”
Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 17:34:59 in HuffPost Home

“When I move back to Texas with my family in a couple years, I can only hope many liberals and moderates will have or plan to move with me. I really do hope the tide of all this new breed of radical Republicans will be outpaced by more reasonable people.”

mrsmic on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:44:35

“We are waiting for you with open arms my friend.
- A Liberal Texan”
Walmart Worker Says He Was Fired After Helping Woman Fend Off Attacker

Walmart Worker Says He Was Fired After Helping Woman Fend Off Attacker

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 12:51:13 in Business

“From Wal-Mart World Headquarters, Bentonville, AR:

"After years of being the retail industry leader at beating the snot out of entire communities across this great nation, we felt it was time to take it to a more personalized, individual level. Mr. Oswald clearly violated this policy as we strive to let others beat the piss out of vulnerable people all while paying them the same great wages that we ask our suppliers to pay their employees in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia in order to keep costs down. It's our way of making sure we keep certain jobs and attitudes right here in this great nation of ours, the United States of America."”
Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero'

Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 08:27:31 in Politics

“As a fellow Texan, I say someone needs to just put this "warhorse" down and/or sent to the glue factory. If you just put him out to pasture, he'd still keep breaking into our political garden eating on everything until he got his fill and stomp on the rest of the remaining good stuff; leaving only waste and the rotten items behind.”

PEHW on Oct 18, 2013 at 08:33:09

“Clever metaphor.”
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