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Denise Helms, California Woman, Fired After Calling Obama N-Word, Hoping He's Assassinated (VIDEO)

Denise Helms, California Woman, Fired After Calling Obama N-Word, Hoping He's Assassinated (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 13:00:02 in Small Business

“It's hard to believe so many people are this ignorant about basic Constitutional protections. In private business here, you can be fired for almost any reason, except for those specified in our underlying laws and various historic court interpretations. If your company says you must wear purple socks...then you must, or lose your job. Similarly, there is no protection against being fired for bringing shame to your company...or publicly demonstrating your stupidity...or any number of other activities. This woman is still entitled to speak her mind, however stupid it seems. She is just not equally entitled to work for that company. Period.”

custaderofs on Nov 10, 2012 at 17:06:00

“A good post. However, the issue is whether she was fired for misconduct showing a serious or an intentional disregard for her employer's interests. Mere "poor performance" as this clearly was would not generally prohibit an employee from collecting unemployment insurance benefits. Furthermore, if as here, her employer's interests were not effected by what she did but how others reacted to what she did, in my humble opinion she would still be entitled to unemployment compensation. But like I said ... good post.”
Candy Crowley Fact Checks Mitt Romney On Libya (VIDEO)

Candy Crowley Fact Checks Mitt Romney On Libya (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 12:01:18 in Media

“The site where the attack took place was not an embassy; it was a consulate, generally subject to significantly less security than an embassy. Our embassy there, in case you didn't know, is in Tripoli. The State Dept. people who urged increased security were asking for an embassy buildup, not a consulate buildup. And don't forget, Paul Ryan (and his Republican associates in Washington) worked AGAINST funding increased security for our overseas posts. So... enough said about your command of facts.”
Mars Panorama: Curiosity Rover Sends Back 1st 360-Degree Color View (PHOTO)

Mars Panorama: Curiosity Rover Sends Back 1st 360-Degree Color View (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 11:48:32 in Science

“To look like Tucson, you'd have to add some great restaurants, the rodeo, a chamber music series every year, and one of the country's best medical centers. Other than that and a few other things, yeah, there's a keen resemblance.”

Unum on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:11:08

“Your economic development tactics don't work on Martians.”
NBC Hit For Editing Opening Ceremony Segment Seen As 'Victims Tribute'

NBC Hit For Editing Opening Ceremony Segment Seen As 'Victims Tribute'

Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 15:32:00 in Media

“SWalkerTTU is quite mistaken about not missing other segments on the recorded broadcast. During the parade of nations, several countries were totally overlooked when NBC switched to commercials. Some of them got a few seconds of air time after the coverage resumed, but others were never even mentioned. Overall, the coverage was a disgrace, and the bosses at NBC should hang their heads in shame.”

SWalkerTTU on Jul 29, 2012 at 15:53:42

“I stand corrected, then. But I at least understand why they were cut: commercial time. Here's a question: would you rather have PBS do the Olympics and have to pay $200 or more a year to the CPB for it, or watch it on NBC for free but have to endure the commercials?”
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' Cease Streaming Online Due To Viacom vs. DirecTV Battle

Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 18:58:38 in Comedy

“Yes, demand compensation from DirecTV. I did it via email, and it took a third note -- suggesting I sue them in small claims court -- before they offered me three months of a $5 reduction. Like Linda Bazil, I'm willing to cut them a little slack, but if they don't settle very soon, that court action gets moved to the front burner!”
George Will On Climate Change: It's Just 'Summer ... Get Over It' (VIDEO)

George Will On Climate Change: It's Just 'Summer ... Get Over It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 11:21:30 in Media

“Indeed, the earth's climate has been changing for many, many centuries, and our planet has faced ice ages in the recent geological past. But bear in mind, those changes took thousands upon thousands of years to occur, sometimes giving plant and animal species some modest time to adapt. Currently, however, we humans are creating ten thousand years worth of climate change...in a few decades! What is it you fail to understand about the vast difference this time?”
Michele Bachmann Granted Swiss Citizenship

Michele Bachmann Granted Swiss Citizenship

Commented May 10, 2012 at 08:42:54 in Politics

“Health care in Switzerland isn't "free." Instead, everybody is required to pay for health insurance, the "mandate" this country is so worried about. And the premiums aren't low, either. But in the end result, every Swiss citizen has total and complete access to health care. And they LOVE it that way!”

jwright145 on May 22, 2012 at 17:46:39

“As we should too.  I have had some very good friends that have, unfortunately, had to file for bankruptcy because of medical bills.  They lost everything, everything.  It broke their heart as it did my heart as they never ever did not pay their bills but could not pay the huge and over inflated medical bills.  Where do we draw the line?  Do we just stop providing medical to those that cannot afford the $500.00 a month per adult, do we say...sorry you had that condition so we will not insure you?  Where do we start having some compasion for our citizens?”
Michele Bachmann Granted Swiss Citizenship

Michele Bachmann Granted Swiss Citizenship

Commented May 10, 2012 at 08:38:43 in Politics

“That hasn't been the US position for many, many years. It was never codified into law, but was only a "practice" of the federal government, and the concept of "renouncing" citizenship elsewhere grew intolerable because numerous countries simply did not recognize such an action. Today there are many thousands (perhaps millions, but nobody seems to keep count) of Americans with second, and sometimes third, citizenships. Countries commonly involved include Ireland, Israel, Switzerland and Canada, but the list is quite long.”
What Allows the GOP to Lie?

What Allows the GOP to Lie?

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 14:45:03 in Politics

“Indeed! But it will be educational to see whether the Democrats try playing the same game this week, since some of them are equally blind to reality. As a backup plan, it is said there's lots of land opening up in the Arctic.”

mcstowy on Sep 4, 2012 at 15:54:55

“False equivalence.”
The Two Questions the Media Should Be Asking About Todd Akin

The Two Questions the Media Should Be Asking About Todd Akin

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 13:52:45 in Media

“Sorry, Dr Juan, but the words "true" and "probability" simply don't belong in any rational discussion of Akin's bizarre beliefs about the female reproductive system.”
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Obama Birth Certificate Released By White House (PHOTO)

Commented Apr 27, 2011 at 10:50:21 in Politics

“You strangely misquoted the President. He said he was speaking "to the press" in his brief press conference today, but you quoted him as speaking "for the press." What a bizarre mistake.”