“Only because most people usually get more closed=minded as they age; they also become senile, too! The thing I've noticed most about conservatives is their lack of compassion for others, their closed-mindedness and their inability to put themselves in someone else's place, otherwise known as empathy, not to mention that they don't seem to understand the Constitution. and keep wanting to curtail our freedoms.”
Joemensa6 on Jul 8, 2013 at 20:55:36
“I disagree forestlady...I see older people and conservatives as wiser with age and not as utopic and lacking common sense about the real worings of the world...I disagree that conservatives are less empathetic than liberals...I see them equally as empathetic but they have a different way of approaching situations and a different way of helping others...its called tough love...they treat others as they would their own children...they do not hand them everything they want or need with no expectations in return...they expect them to grow, learn and become self reliant just as they do to their own children...liberals on the otherhand, in their rush to see that people don't suffer, fail to build the person, make them grow and understand what it is like to be self sufficient...liberals forever deprive people of their sense of self worth and dignity...life, growing and getting better is a hard task and there is no easy way around it, yet the liberals keep trying ...though not intended by most they do more harm than good...only the liberal/democrat politicians deliberately want to create and maintain a permanent dependent underclass because that is their voter base...without them they would not be elected”
“Thanks for the nice words; I'm fully expecting an avalanche of vile comments from some here and to be called anti-American. But what could be more American than knowing, understanding, supporting and believing in our Constitution?”
“oh brother...not another liberal who buys into liberal sponsored, liberal devised and liberal run surveys, tests, etc...look, for every one that you can post, I can post one showing the opposite so spare me. The one that really counts is as we grow older, mature and become wiser, that it is far more likely that liberals convert to become conservatives rather than the other way around....that is not a matter of subject interpretation...that is a matter of mathematical fact.”
“Except that Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela have offered him asylum. America has interfered with S. America far too much for far too long and now they're angry with us and will take retribution, is my guess.”
“"Didn't Snowden violate his oath to uphold the constitutional laws in place when he was hired?"
The constitution guarantees us freedom from unwarranted survillance;tThere is no search and seizure of individuals unless we've done something that is suspicious. The NSA was surveiling every single phone call and every single email of every single U.S. citizens. But it didn't stop there, they also surveiled people in other countries, including the E.U. govt and Germany. This is unconstitutional and wrong no matter how you look at it. So, no Snowden didn't violate his oath, he kept it - unlike so many who take the oath to defend the constitution, Snowden actually defended it and thought that Americans had a right to know that our govt was not behaving in accordance with the Constitution.”
“" In my opinion these traitors and enemies of the US have damaged the safety of the country..."
Could you please explain how our safety was damaged and how this threatens our country? Near as I can tell, the only threat is the fact that we illegally spied on other countries such as Germany, who are now extremely upset with the U.S.”
“Jemdad has it right, do some research. For one, the Kochs founded the Tea Party, which has seriously chipped away at our freedom, not to mention they steal from their employees. They also destroy the environment. But the worst thing is that they use their $ to illegally influence elections, law makers, etc. They are very mean people.”
montestruc on Jul 6, 2013 at 14:16:41
The Tea Party was organized out of people associated with the 2008 Ron Paul for president campaign. That progressives want to claim something sinister (as usual) about anyone other than themselves organizing a political movement is nothing unusual. Likewise they claim something sinister about the Koch brothers providing economic support to their favored political causes, but it is just peachy keen when George Soros dumps a metric ton of money on them.
Take your hypocrisy and shove it. ”
“Agreed. Thanks for the info about Patriot I didn't know about that one. One small point: Zimmer didn't go into business with the guys that fired him, he founded his own company, Men's Wearhouse by himself several decades ago. He also was very good to his employees and to the consumers who supported him. He had alot of loyalty from both and it was a very stupid move to fire him; but they'll gut the company, declare bankruptcy and move on, just like Patriot.”
“You choose only one element to focus on. The Koch Brothers are vengeful, nasty, not=nice people, look them up and read about them. They're very busy trying to undermine the American dream, employees, the govt and worst of all, Democratic process and election integrity.”
“He DOES pay his share of taxes. He rails against those who don't and has proposed solutions. He was on the Daily Show talking about income inequality and how it isn't good for America. He realizes he's American, unlike most other uber wealthy who don't seem to care much about America but are multinationals.”
“They left out Asian ladybugs. They're here in TN and come in through any opening they can. They pile up on the window sills, floors, in your bed, in your hair, they're everywhere and they don't even eat aphids here. You have to vacuum every single day to keep them from overtaking everything.”
“Have you noticed the sharp pain when they are on your arm or leg? They aren't biting you, they are pissing acid on you. We have them in Iowa everywhere. And they go up, to the second floor near the ceiling, where other bugs will go down or hide. So at least they are easy to vacuum. But I hate to feel that acid sting, knowing what it is. They were supposed to eat aphids.”
“Because we're losing our language is why. There are far too many people these days who can't spell, can't write, can't even string a coherent sentence together. It's called illiteracy and it's becoming more commonplace.”
“"there no big differece.the victims are 80% male...thats male on male.thats a sexual preference. its in the best interest of gay people to of course"
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. How many gays have you known as friends? I've known at least dozens and have worked with many. Most are nice people. But they ARE NOT child molesters. And no they don't go and recruit young people to become gay. You are spewing bigoted trash and are ignorant so quit dissing the gays when you haven't kept your own side of the street clean and are spewing hate and ignorance, neither of which ever helped anyone, as you've so aptly demonstrated. I don't appreciate you taking my comment and twisting it for your own hateful need to hate on gays.”
G J R on Jul 5, 2013 at 20:43:58
“right there you show your own ignorance. you refuse to even contemplate...to even...contemplate that gay people molest themselves. you have drunk the coolaid as much as you think I have.cripes sakem, the church is chock fulll of gay men...some are molesting I assure you. I bet you dont have the same qualms in the past you probably blame religion for the molesting rather than individual men. so you have your own ignorance to deal with. get your own house in order before you complain about someone elses.the first step is admitting there could be a problem. but you wont even go that far.”
“Except that there is a HUGE difference between gays and child molesters; gays are NOT doing the child molesting. Gays are attracted to other men and child molesters are attracted to children, including GIRLS which also makes them not gay. The Catholic church wants to pin it on gays but that isn't true. Only a child molester molests children.”
G J R on Jul 5, 2013 at 15:24:03
“there no big differece.the victims are 80% male...thats male on male.thats a sexual preference. its in the best interest of gay people to of course not want to think their poop doesnt stink and how dare anyone think a gay person doesnt entice a young person. its gang mentality. if the church were anti-gay...the molesting priests would be kicked out...and they could brag they are doing something about it....but they arent. they are shuffled around...thats because gays...are sticking up for fellow gays.gang mentality. theres nothign in it for a straight to cover up for a gay molester.”
“No but I think yours is. You don't even know your own Bible history geez. Read what scholars have to say about Jesus, there has never been one single shred of forensic evidence presented that Jesus ever lived; most scholars do think he existed, but not all. If you quit living in the Christian bubble, you might learn something.”
Deegeejay on Jul 5, 2013 at 16:37:32
“"most scholars do think he existed" . . . the end lol huffers”
“I think it's possible that in 325 A.D. when the Catholic church created the Nicene creed and "edited" the Bible, they left that part out.”
G J R on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:01:07
“if they were editing out evidence of jesus being gay...ie such as the verse of the discliple whom jesus loved.....that verse and others would have been obviously on the chopping block. but they werent. which means they are innocent in nature.”
“Having known a few gay ex-priests in the Catholic church, I can say that no, that isn't why gays join the church. They live with other priests in close quarters in a rectory - do the math. Lots of gay sex for anyone who wants to. It's apparently rampant, as is lesbianism in nuns. It's a way to have their needs met while being respected as church clergy. I've had many gay friends who have told me this as well.”
G J R on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:06:56
“Thanks for your comment. this is actually one of the other points I believe.I think gays are attracted to the church for a bunch of reasons. the one you listed obviously, plus I happen to think gays are attracted to it for the same reason so much of the differing areas of show business interests them. its all there....playin a role....on essencially a set....with constumes....with a captive audience....the gothic background and script. but ultimetly....I believe what is happening is satan, is doing something very smart....he is destroying the church from the inside...thats what you do...you corrupt something trustworthy and turn it on its head and make it untrustworthy. now you see how so many in this generation assume priests are gay. its because...they are. and they are destroying and molesting from the inside and covering for each other.”
“"the Church is still trying to find the right vocabulary to speak about this modern phenomenon"
Modern phenomenon????? He really believes this is "modern"???? He apparently doesn't know that Alexander the Great was, at the very least, bi, and may well have been gay. Also, he completely misses the fact that homosexuality was not only perfectly acceptable in ancient Greece, it was very popular. What part of history does this idiot not understand? Also, the Catholic church blame child molesting priests for being "homosexual", even though child molesters and homosexuals are 2 entirely different things. Sounds like the Catholic church has a real problem with understanding sexual orientation/proclivities, etc.”