“Big freakin' deal. Grow up. If Tim Tebow can put Bible verses in his eye black, and bigoted sports figures can put nasty comments in their eye black, then Neil Patrick Harris can do whatever the hell he wants. That's right. He doesn't hide his homosexuality, and he doesn't have to. Get the damned message: This is America. LGBT Americans pay taxes, die in wars, bring up their kids, and work for a living. We have the same rights as straight people. I'm 58 and I've never hidden the fact that I'm gay. I've been out of the closet in my job and in my family for years. I have no intention of hiding who I am to make bigots comfortable.”
“You're ridiculous, Howie. I have an 11-year-old autistic boy that I am devoted to. He may be autistic, but he was aware enough to congratulate me for having women much better represented in government. They talked about it in his class. What is wrong with you? Unlike men with women, women aren't interested in minimizing men.”
howie G on Nov 13, 2012 at 01:08:38
“I am all for women being equally represented, however it was the women commenting that they hope it goes 100% women and 0% men. That was the point of my comment, that many women will fight and scream at any discrimination , but when men are discriminated against, it's just fine and considered equality. Education and health care are prime examples as is Domestic violence laws and custodial/family courts. Never hear women complain about gender equality when men are severely in the minority or underrepresented. Women aren't interested in minimizing men? How about the feminist groups and women's lobby. That's all they do. The men/bad, women/good portrayals that spew from their groups. And celebrate men's suffering and plights.
Yep, no minimizing of men here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91O3wDSy_HE”
“I've been reading the comments from MEN here. Seems to me they don't like equality much. Getting a little nervous that maybe you can't control everything somewhere down the road? Time for you all to grow up. No edict ever came down from on high that this is a man's world.”
Intact Male on Dec 26, 2012 at 15:51:12
“1) There is not one female politician that cares that MEN do not have equal rights in divorce and are not considered equal parents.
2) There is not one female politician that cares that more men are murdered every year than women.
3) There is not one female politician that cares that MEN are hit by women more than women are hit by men.
4)There is not one female politician that cares that taxpayers are spending millions of dollars helping kids who have been BORN addicted to drugs or exposed tobacco smoke or alcohol.
I could go on but I won't. Women are just as controlling as men and refuse to see men as equals just as much as men.”
Dean Arthurson on Nov 27, 2012 at 04:29:45
“What will any of those female Senators do to ensure equal rights for fathers?
They, like all feminists, view rights as being for women only.”
Gus DiZerega on Nov 14, 2012 at 13:02:54
“Don't generalize. Some of us men are very happy with the outcome of the Senatorial elections.”
“Boo Hoo, Howie. Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and every other woman elected didn't get there solely because they are women. You're full of crap. And what are "men's issues?" Please enlighten me. Men tried to take contraception away, yet you get your Viagra free through your insurance. The majority of men who take it aren't taking it because they have ED. Give me a break. Let's hear about "men's issues." Where are YOU being oppressed? Who's telling YOU what you can and cannot do with your bodies? Are YOU earning 77 cents for every dollar a woman earns for the same job? I think not. Stop whining. You poor, entitled, whiny white men. You're pathetic.”
Dean Arthurson on Nov 27, 2012 at 04:36:17
“Women kill the children of men via abortion.
Fathers rarely get custody of their own children.
Men are routinely expected to do the majority of work for families.
Taxes paid mostly by men fund programs which are mostly for women.”
“Glibert, frankly, you're the one who is whining. Grow up. This is no longer a "man's world." Women comprised 54% of the electorate in 2012. Yes, we want more than this in the Senate and the House. You clearly are a misogynist. By any chance, are you a member of the GOP? Because if you're not, you should be.”
“Woe to the GOP. They just don't get it. They are blaming everyone and his mother for Mitt Romney's loss. How about this: Their attitudes toward Women, LGBT Americans, the poor, the middle class, immigrants, Mitt Romney's lies. That's why the GOP lost. Women don't want them in their bedrooms. And now women not only want to be heard. They want to shape policy. You go, girls!”
“Let me just say this about recruiting: Let's not worry about age, folks. Let's worry about whether they are just more of the same (progressives in name only) or true progressives. Barack Obama is a younger Democrat. He sold himself as a progressive. If you try to tell me he has embraced change and progressive values, I'm going to tell you that you are dreaming. It isn't style that's important or the superficial properties of a person. It's substance that the Democrats need to go after. We've forgotten all that.”
“Actually, that's bull. The majority of the American people view birth control as a basic health care issue. This is not a theocracy; it is a Democracy. Our elected officials answer to the people and carry out the will of the people, not the will of the few. Our government is not beholding to any church or religious organization. How about this? Let's get rid of the deficit by revoking the 501(c)(3) status of all churches as long as they intend to interfere with legislation and participate in elections. The laws are very clear on that.
The church, any church, can counsel its flock about what it should and should not do, including birth control. That's where their participation should end.”
1525cj on Feb 24, 2012 at 14:21:09
“No, it is not. There is no debate on anyone's freedom to access birth control or abortion. Or whether some view it as "health care". Everyone is free and can get access within 5 minutes just about anywhere if they want these services. The issue is mandating or forcing all private insurance companies, employers, and religious institutions to promote, pay for and 100% cover these products. Forcing those people who find such products gravely immoral and against the God given gift of life. Birth control and abortificients (and soon 100% abortion coverage) is not a light issue in our country no matter if you are a christian, muslim, atheist, or whatever. People who find these things opposed to their conscience or their God should not be forced by the government to be complicit in such things. These individuals will be forced to pay the higher premiums in order to cover the costs of these products by the insurance companies. Our democracy is looking a lot like socialism. All this will hurt Obama in the election for sure. No need to get angry. The truth will prevail in the end.”
“As a matter of fact, we can Mr. Scalia. The freedom to live and marry and love who we want isn't an offense to your moral code. It's a question of Constitutional rights. You don't believe in gay marriage? Fine. Don't believe in it. But do not use your supposed "morals" to vilify and oppress any group of people. Frankly, what people do in their bedrooms is none of your damned business. You are there to protect and defend the rights of Americans under the U.S. Constitution. Nothing more. What you feel has nothing to do with it. It's called the rule of law.”
“Mr. McCain is anything but a moderate. Wake up. Any guy who can envision American troops in Iraq for a hundred years with no problem, carry the Bush mantra of misinformation and lies on Iran, and refuse to sign a bill prohibiting the U.S. from using torture as an interrogation technique is no moderate, my friend. This is America, and we used to have a conscience. We used to command respect as the world's moral compass, wielding our power only when absolutely necessary, and not crusading around the globe as the world bully trying to force our version of democracy (take a look here, our rights are eroding daily)down the world's throat. Guess what? This isn't 1940. The world is a big stage with new players. The so-called "moderates" and "compassionate conservatives" (read: neo-cons)would rather invade than talk. If it's McCain, then it's another four years of getting Bushwhacked and I am seriously concerned for America.”
“John McCain for President? That's like giving President Bush another four-year term. Never have I seen a transformation to irrationality like John McCain's. In fact, I'd liken electing him to walking into a psychiatric ward and plucking a schizophrenic out of his bed and dropping him off at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If he is elected, we will be in Iraq for YEARS (he has already stated he has no problem with the long-term presence of American troops in Iraq). And, believe me, it will not be long before we're in Iran (unless Herr Bush gets us in there first).
This guy is DANGEROUS. He is the prototypical presidential candidate: A human chameleon. He'll put on whatever skin gets him to the White House. Remember this: This is probably his last opportunity. At the age of 71, he doesn't have many more runs left. He will already be our oldest elected president if he gets in.”
“Who cares if Bill Clinton is a philanderer? Do you seriously think he's the first? Afraid not. That's bad personal behavior. It has nothing to do with the government. What about George Bush's moral issues: How about deserting the military? Think that's important? Well, it is when you're sending someone else's children to die in a war. Think he should be doing that given his military record? How about his coke habit? And, really, get a grip on Obama, will you? Do you actually know his position on anything? Has he actually taken a printed or public stand on issues? He's just a plethora of feel good buzz words and nothing more. And about Mr. Clinton's bad behavior, give me a break? How many more laws does George W. Bush have to break before we impeach him? Frankly, Bill Clinton ran this country pretty well. It's the dirt and disgust of George Bush I want to wash away. I think YOUR priorities are a bit messed up.”
“Hurray Erica! Not only is the press a disgrace, but so is the American public. Why? Because they buy into all this shit on a daily basis. The TV is crammed with "reality" shows -- American Gladiator, Dancing With the Stars, Survivor...it goes on and on. Americans are obsessed with "celebrity," so why wouldn't they focus on the most trivial, meaningless points about a presidential candidate. However, there's one problem.
The boneheads running for president aren't celebrity and this isn't a reality TV show. It IS reality and it's dead serious. Whomever wins this election will be running our country, forever affecting the course of history and passing laws that will have impact on us, our children, and potentially their children. In addition, there's one hell of a mess to clean up and four years isn't going to do it.
So, who gives a shit who Dennis Kucinich is married to? Who cares about John Edwards' haircuts? Why should Hillary Clinton leave Bill? It's their marriage and she's perfectly within her rights to try to make it work. They've been together for a long time. And really, it doesn't matter.
I've seen two impeachments in my lifetime, Clinton for lying and Nixon for wiretapping. However, we can't seem to bring about impeachment of a president who has broken national laws (illegal wiretapping); international laws (torturing prisoners of war); lying to Congress and the American public about Iraq having WMD and being involved in 9-11; obstructing the 9-11 investigation; lying about and obstructing the investigation into the deliberate outing of a covert CIA operative (Valerie Plame) for political purposes; failing to assist the citizens of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina...the crimes and misdemeanors never end.
Why did Nixon face impeachment? Because the press was relentless in it's pursuit of his administration's crimes. But, alas, investigative reporters don't exist anymore. The media conglomerates do not allow it. The White House feeds them only what it wants us to know and they march to the beat.
Shame on the media. Shame on us. We've sold America out.”
JanP on Jan 15, 2008 at 06:50:24
“We have a long history of Presidents breaking domestic laws. Kennedy used the FBI, CIA, IRS, INS, Banking, Post Office, he used wire tapping and subjourned perjury in his war with Hoffa.
How did FBI files just happen to wind up in Hillary's closet? (Why isn't that part of the campaign against her?)
Sandy Berger stole classified docuemnts formt he archives.. Why did he do that? Whom was he protecting?
It goes on and on.
As for the war, there is more to the WMD story than the public is being told. Too many people have said that soem were destroyed and soem went to Syria - all with the aid of Russia and Russian Spetnaz troops. Sources are a Romanian ex-KGB agent, an Iraqi Pilot, a syrian journalist who said where they were, and a number of Weapons inspectors. There were also spy satellite phots of truck convoys.
Did you know that al Qaeda tried to set off a suitcase nuke at the Boston Democratic convention in 2004? Of course you didn't because it has been kept secret. It didn't go off becuase it was a dud. I have 3 independent confirmations about this. Al Qaeda said that it was better to throw a dozen grenades into a crowd that to try and set off a nuke that doesn't work.
While you will not belive me, keep in mind that thsoe of you in Boston and those of you at the convention were targets for incineration.
A friend who consults with the U.S. Marshalls told me that if people knew what was going on, they would panic.”
“I hope you are right about the young kids today, but I don't see much of it. I work at Starbucks and I'm older. I'm also politically active and an organizer. I deliberately put a few pages on Facebook to get the kids I work with and their friends involved. Nobody is interested. Even worse, many can't be bothered to vote. Some do not even know who is running yet! We're not talking about sixteen-year-olds either; you have to be at least eighteen to work there. Many of these "kids" are already in their early to mid twenties. Let's hope you're right and I'm wrong.”
“If Judith Regan wants her life to get smaller, she should stay out of the limelight. Does anyone really care about what she wants? This country is going to hell and we're supposed to care about her? She can get lost as far as I'm concerned.”
Nov 27, 2007 at 07:37:57
“Really? What IS the norm? This is AMERICA, buddy, and there are all kinds of people here. Nobody was ridiculing Mr. Bush's daughter. All Mr. King was saying is that the notion that waterboarding is not torture is absolutely ridiculous. If anyone is unclear about whether this is torture, perhaps some firsthand experience is needed. None of the politicians who have gone headlong into this Iraq war have children fighting and dying in Iraq. In fact, they are all quite comfortable here in America. That's why we have absolutely no respect for human suffering on any level. We've been quite insulated here while we bomb, maim and torture in other lands. Disgusting.”
“I have gone from being a CNN Junkie to completely ignoring that news outlet. Back when old man Bush attacked Iraq, CNN actually had some backbone and stood up to him when he tried to engineer the information being reported by the news media. Now, they're just a bunch of talking heads (with the possible exception of Christiane Amanpour) and administrators concerned with their ratings. Nothing more. Wolf Blitzer is a showman. Lou Dobbs is a bigot who plays into the unnecessary fears of an uninformed American public. Glenn Beck is a loud-mouthed lout. Even Nancy Grace, whom I had respect for when she was on Court TV, is a bit over the top. I'm not surprised by CNN. Not at all. That's why I no longer watch them. They were the last outlet for "real news" on television. Now I get all my news strictly from the Internet.”
Ramus on Nov 26, 2007 at 11:04:19
“It would be nice if there were some laws compelling cable TV suppliers to include news programs from other countries. It is true that the BBC News is reported on our PBS Channels for half an hour each day, but Time Warner cable and other cable providers should be REQUIRED to include other foreign news channels. Just as they kindly provide us with a whole channel which is the mouthpiece of this corrupt administration, Fox News. I'd like to have Al Jazeera 24 hour News among my Time Warner cable channels..and some others too..maybe an English version of the Chinese 24 hour news. And thanks for this column. Television is a marketing tool. That's all it is. Where is our Newton Minnow?”
“We've lost our civil rights. The president is going to veto the Childrens Health Care Act, calling the Dems fiscally irresponsible while he spends $12 billion a month in Iraq. We're about to invade Iran and potentially use nukes (if Deadeye Dick Cheney has his way). And OJ is on the front cover. Gee. I'm glad Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal. Aren't you?”
“Sorry I couldn't post on individual comments. There were too many of them. So, here we go: First, stop calling Hillary Clinton "bitch" and "whore." Those are personal attacks. If you want to criticize her plans and policies, that's fine. Otherwise, you're showing your own lack of knowledge on the issues and just going after her because of who she is. That's ridiculous. Secondly, to those who say the Dems should draft Al Gore: I love Al Gore and I wish he were running. However, he doesn't want the job. You don't elect someone whose heart isn't in it. We've already heard that Fred Thompson didn't want to run but they twisted his arm because of the dismal line-up of Republicans running for president in 2008. If I were a Republican, which I am DEFINITELY NOT, I wouldn't vote for him simply because he doesn't want the job. Lastly, maybe Hillary Clinton was cackling because any notion that they have "journalists" on Fox is a joke. That news network is dismal at best. They basically take George Bush's statements and repeat them verbatim. There's no challenge, no investigation, nothing but admiration. Their questions are stupid. Their stories are like light entertainment. They are a joke.”
right on Sep 24, 2007 at 08:59:53
freeloader on Sep 24, 2007 at 08:14:27
“Laughing is a diversion. She doesn't like the question, so her husband used the 'tough guy ploy', so that's already been done.”