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Supreme Court To Hear Campaign Finance Donation Limit Challenge

Supreme Court To Hear Campaign Finance Donation Limit Challenge

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 21:10:47 in Politics

“Well if that's so, then we have to reinstate tobacco advertising for the same reason now that the Supreme Court has granted citizen status to corporations. It's just as much a violation of free speech for cigarette companies as it is for politicians.”

3x on Apr 13, 2013 at 19:40:30

“Nope.

Read about the distinction between commercial and political speech.

Commercial speech has less protections because it is commerce, not just expression of opinions.

Political speech has the HIGHEST level of protection, because the government may not judge which political speech is true or false, or good or bad. Obviously.”
Supreme Court To Hear Campaign Finance Donation Limit Challenge

Supreme Court To Hear Campaign Finance Donation Limit Challenge

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 11:48:38 in Politics

“There is a simple solution to campaign finance reform. Treat political advertising like cigarette advertising. Once your reduce the demand for money, you will reduce the supply.”

3x on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:53:16

“Well, you can't do that, because of the First Amendment.”
Black Friday Creep Costs Retail Workers Their Thanksgiving

Black Friday Creep Costs Retail Workers Their Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 11:33:59 in Business

“I am so sad that retail workers missed their Thaksgiving. Maybe they should be giving thanks for their job.”

cireneed on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:49:41

“Nice attitude.”

sanjagtl on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:46:23

“And may you find coal in your stocking at Christmas time Scrooge”

SkinTight on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:36:49

“SAD”

SkinTight on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:35:35

“I'm said that you missed so many "grammar" classes.

What's a "Thaksgiving?"”
Michael Pollara, Margaret Pollara Accused Of Stealing $2 Million In Toys From Toys 'R' Us (VIDEO)

Michael Pollara, Margaret Pollara Accused Of Stealing $2 Million In Toys From Toys 'R' Us (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 21:53:37 in Crime

“"He wanted his reward points." I almost fell off my chair from laughing so hard.”

MrsKimS on Aug 11, 2012 at 21:57:55

“HA! Glad I'm not alone! :p”
Hillary Clinton Dancing In South Africa Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton Dancing In South Africa Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 13:02:30 in Politics

“Interesting use of the word "caught" in the headline. It implies she was doing something wrong when what she was doing was perfectly right.”
huffingtonpost entry

Student, 9 Years Old, Suspended For Sexual Harassment, Calling Teacher 'Cute' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 18:40:42 in Education

“What are we doing? As my mother used to say, "They have more out than they have in." These people are certifiable.”
Viagra And Divorce: Is There A Link?

Viagra And Divorce: Is There A Link?

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 21:07:37 in Divorce

“Natalie... You would give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.”
CNN Overhaul Coming Fast, But Will It Work?

CNN Overhaul Coming Fast, But Will It Work?

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 20:54:13 in Media

“My strategy for them would be to become bulldogs. To track down and expose corruption, fraud, rackets, and so forth.”

cherryvanilla on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:30:20

“yes there is a void now from 60 Minutes..that audience is out there....”
Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Indicted On 21 Corruption Charges, Including Bribery, Fraud

Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Indicted On 21 Corruption Charges, Including Bribery, Fraud

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 20:52:43 in Politics

“Looks like he fooled y'all... anti-corruption indeed.”
Lessons I Learned from My Transgender Nanny

Lessons I Learned from My Transgender Nanny

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 07:35:37 in Parents

“"Queer?" Kind of an odd term to be using in 2012”

Norma Ortega on Mar 2, 2012 at 13:44:52

“i cannot speak for everyone, but it has become a common, non-offensive term in the academic world. CSUF has a lecture series on 'Queer Studies' (http://calstate.fullerton.edu/news/2011fall/thinking-queer.asp). My colleagues and I do not find it offensive at all. we have embraced the term and have made it our own. LGBTQ pride!”

harrypfan1224 on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:10:26

“As in "gender queer", not an insult as some have made it. Look it up on a LGBTQ website; they'll explain all about it. I think there's even a diagram or scale-type thing in some places to help people with gender identity issues place themselves and give them a label to feel comfortable with.”

vlynnieg on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:36:28

“It does seem like an old-fashioned term, but the LGBTQ set embrace it as one of many terms that encompass their experience.”

Stephanie Knight on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:31:46

“I thought so too...I have not heard that term in AGES so I'm with you on this one...that word stood out to me as soon as I read it.”

Tellin Thetruth on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:09:45

“What do you think the Q stands for? LGBTQ . Queer is common place amongst the LGBTQ it is not offensive nor should it be. You have just placed a stigma to it from being uninformed.”
huffingtonpost entry

Yahtzee Game Provoked Brothers Jason And Andrew Cobb To Kill Mother: Cops

Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 11:38:51 in Weird News

“You can bet there is a lot more to this story than a game of Yatzee.”
Rhonda Hollander, Florida Traffic Magistrate, Busted For Taking Pictures Of Men In Court Bathroom

Rhonda Hollander, Florida Traffic Magistrate, Busted For Taking Pictures Of Men In Court Bathroom

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 08:23:33 in Weird News

“They don't call him Woody for nothing”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:18:24 in Politics

“He had a ghostwriter”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:16:24 in Politics

“He should pay back the $8 million the city paid the cops.”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:15:28 in Politics

“Clarence Thomas was nominated by President Bush the first. And there is not way to get rid of him.”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:10:09 in Politics

“Don't forget the riots.”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:08:21 in Politics

“The apple does not fall far from the tree. You have a whole family sucking on the public tit.”
Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Kwame Kilpatrick's Book Covers Affair, Legal Saga

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 23:02:40 in Politics

“He's a thief. His father is a thief. Bobby Fergusoin is a thief. His mother may even be a thief for all we know. He's going to be in jail for a while when the Feds get done with him. Kim Worthy will look good in comparison.”
Scientology Enemies List Revealed (PHOTOS)

Scientology Enemies List Revealed (PHOTOS)

Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 08:32:11 in Religion

“Now let's turn our attention to another cult, Jehovah's Witnesses. It's about as wacky as scientology.”

CapitalismIsCancer on Jun 24, 2011 at 08:41:14

“How about parting large bodies of water with a wand or climbing out of a cave 2 days after your body decomposed”
huffingtonpost entry

Sarah Palin On Paul Revere Ride: I Didn't Get History Wrong (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 22:27:53 in Politics

“I'm starting to feel sorry for Sarah Palin. She was used by the Republicans to add some life to tired old McCain and his boring campaign. Then the media got all excited over her and made her a star of sorts. She, not knowing any better and an opportunist by nature, took it all seriously. Now the Republicans are trying to distance themselves from her, but the media keep the spotlight on her and keep talking about her as a presidential candidate. She believes the hype and is driving all over the place in a bus making a fool of hjerself. It's all a very sad state of affiars.”

skinsqb17 on Jun 5, 2011 at 22:37:26

“i don't feel sorry for her a bit. i used to feel sorry for the kids but got over it.”
huffingtonpost entry

Santa, Deconstructed

Commented Nov 26, 2010 at 13:09:39 in Politics

“You could just as easily be talking about God. The models are the same. If you are good, you get presents in your stocking and go to heaven. If you're bad, you get coal and hell (or lightning bolts).

The difference is that most of the world is stuck in stage 1.”

O Dannyboy on Nov 26, 2010 at 16:38:36

“You erect a cartoon, cardboard cutout of the belief system you reject, and give it a sound thrashing.

I'm not sure what stage that represents.”
No Mr. President, Larry Summers Did Not Resolve the Financial Crisis for a Pittance, He Just Papered Over the Problem

No Mr. President, Larry Summers Did Not Resolve the Financial Crisis for a Pittance, He Just Papered Over the Problem

Commented Oct 28, 2010 at 17:15:30 in Business

“It should be clear at this point that President Obama does not know what to do, so he just follows Bush's policies.”
The Impending Demise of the University

The Impending Demise of the University

Commented Jun 10, 2009 at 18:15:02 in Politics

“Don...You hit the nail on the head. The old model of teacher as authority figure is transiting to teacher as facilitator. The University system...and in fact the entire educational hierarchy...is broken. This is not something for the Obama administration to support with more money. It's something that should be rethought and rebuilt.”

ModernTimes1 on Jun 10, 2009 at 20:45:05

“Let's starve the system of funds and investment; delegate more teaching to overworked and overqualified permanently adjunct faculty and disenfranchise millions with high tuition.
Then declare it broken and let the private sector fix. hmmmm.... where have we heard it all before? Can't recall, really.”