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Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 14:42:51 in Politics

“as long as republicans keep addressing this problem of theirs using language like this, you will be right...”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 14:38:36 in Politics

“as much as i love to bash ronny and randy, along with their zombie fanatic supporters, you have to give him credit for making an effort. they're basically starting from nothing, so the early stages won't look too impressive, sure.

don't get me wrong, i think this guy is as phony as a $3 bill. ronny and randy say they don't have an atom of racism in their bodies, but always seem to have newsletter editors, or staff members with more than enough to spare. we know how the fish rots.

many in the gop have literally given up on appealing to minority voters, especially those in urban centers. there could be a better messenger, but trying to show some leadership within the party, randy deserves at least a golf clap. when republicans put forth enough effort to convince minority voters of their sincerity, who knows, they might get a decent turnout one day.”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 03:15:57 in World

“some places here used to have plenty of smog, but i'll bet anything theirs has way more lead and mercury in it, as well as a cavalcade of other heavy metals, volatile organics and toxins.

this stuff does eventually blow across the ocean to the west coast. they can measure it.”
Group Of Life? World Cup Draw Gives France, Belgium, Argentina Favorable Foes In First Round

Group Of Life? World Cup Draw Gives France, Belgium, Argentina Favorable Foes In First Round

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 02:48:32 in Sports

“obvious answer, but what is switzerland doing in the poll? they aren't good enough to have an "easy" time in the world cup group stage. brazil is virtually guaranteed to advance unless they choke on a greg normian scale. argentina just have to start 11 guys each game in group stage and they are through.”
So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:20:01 in Technology

“can't do any of those things with euros either, but that's a real currency. you can take a euro note somewhere and get dollars. you can get dollars for a bitcoin too. it's money, kids. this is probably one of the most disruptive concepts in society right now.”
So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:16:31 in Technology

“they're just the early adopters. without porn, would we even have an internet like today? it might still be some command line interface...”
So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:14:35 in Technology

“i think for that to be true, bitcoins would have to be trading at $1.25, down from $1200 a week ago or whatever. if it were possible to take a short position in bitcoin right now, people could easily go very broke trying to call this a crash and shorting it. there is going to be digital currency in the future, it just remains to be seen if bitcoin is it.”

Max Imus on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:21:24

“a stateless currency guaranteed by no one? What happens if somebody stiffs you of a payment? you can't take the person to court.”
So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:10:32 in Technology

“i'm certainly not a cheerleader for bitcoin, but this is hardly a crash. it's a correction. the thing is volatile right now. it could be trading at $500 next month, or $1500. but one thing that is hard to deny is that right now, worldwide, there is a huge demand for assets that are beyond the reach of governments.

but at least be accurate with a headline. a crash this is not.”
World Cup Groups: Teams Learn Group Stage Opponents In Draw

World Cup Groups: Teams Learn Group Stage Opponents In Draw

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 14:58:50 in Sports

“croatia's fifa ranking is 16, with mexico at 20. they have one of the top strikers on planet earth, so with a good goalie and 9 guys out of the phone book, they have a decent side. mexico has not exactly been impressive while qualifying. they have no chance against brazil and any top 25 team can give them a solid run, so getting out of the group is by no means certain.”
World Cup Groups: Teams Learn Group Stage Opponents In Draw

World Cup Groups: Teams Learn Group Stage Opponents In Draw

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 14:16:21 in Sports

“a lot of those groups are pretty stout. it looks like mexico will have their hands full to get out of group a, which means that it's possible that all of north america is shut out of the knockout stage.

if you assume the south american teams exceed expectations, quite a few of those groups are very competitive. let's hope the brazillians can pull off hosting the tournament, because it should be a good one.

it's like brazil is getting a room service delivered cup. clearly the team to beat and favorite to take it all.”

bearhunt86 on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:56:24

“I agree, Mexico barely made it with us (USA) and that's saying something. I have two teams to root for, Brazil and Argentina.”

gateking on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:22:01

“Mexico will be a decisive favorite to advance, along with Brazil. Croatia and Cameroon are not strong.”
Deli Owner Closes Restaurant For 'Attitude Adjustment'

Deli Owner Closes Restaurant For 'Attitude Adjustment'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:57:27 in Small Business

“apparently your boss reads your posts...
well played.”

justanothergrandma on Dec 5, 2013 at 18:16:41

“retired”
John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 15:37:53 in Politics

“boehner: of course, we're going to proceed with snuffing out the right to choose, and we will make sure a zygote has more rights than a woman, but we will do it with a new found sensitivity. we're going to protect women by making it easier for them to have a concealed gun! and they say we don't care. they obviously aren't asking any married, suburban, church going, wealthy white women about us, because we couldn't be more popular with this group. lastly, i will personally be crying more in public to help the party appear to be more sensitive. with a multi-pronged effort like that, our poll numbers with women should shoot through the roof!”
Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:59:45 in Los Angeles

“says the guy theoretically communicating with the entire planet from his mom's basement...

i guess once it controls you, you don't even think it's magic anymore. interesting...”
Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:56:46 in Los Angeles

“it won't be too long before people aren't even driving anymore. yes, no distractions in the car! it should be mandated that the only accessory that a vehicle can have is an am radio that can only receive emergency broadcast system messages. no music--heck i don't even want someone adjusting an A/C vent! the distraction! no more manual transmission either! seat adjustments--banned! if we make owning a car and driving a car a miserable hell, everyone will be safer! a modest proposal...”
Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Woman Fights Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:48:52 in Los Angeles

“very predictable that comments section would be full of folks itching to strap her down on the gurney and administer the lethal injection. figuratively of course. they are perfectly content for some drunk getting off on a misdemeanor while this lady does like 3-5 years, pays a 3 million dollar fine (judging by the comments, most would be unhappy with any lesser sentence) for using something the state can't even prove was on. benefit of the doubt? zero!

folks on huffpo always seem to remember there is a presumption of innocence when it is a crime they agree with...”

MyTaxesSupportYou on Dec 4, 2013 at 05:24:08

“The state doesnt have to prove the device was on. Simply wearing them is enough for a conviction. The law states display technology arranged so that it is visible from the driver's seat is illegal - regardless if it is on or off.”

leavesbound on Dec 4, 2013 at 02:47:31

“A drunk driver should lose their license forever, have their car confiscated and spend 5 years in prison, life if they kill somebody while drunk. For this woman's offense she should lose her license for a year and spend that year in jail for endangering the public. Second offense and she should lose her license forever and do 5 years in prison. driving while distracted is nearly as bad as drunk driving. For thirty five years I never got into an accident. I have been in three accidents in the last 5 years and every time it was someone driving distracted running into me. One hit me on the passenger side, they were chatting on the cell phone and didn't see the red light. The second one T-boned me on the driver's side and nearly killed me. They were playing with their tablet. The third one had one of those reading things and were actually reading a book on it and didn't see my brake lights and kept going, You may be saying it figuratively but if they end up killing somebody due to their irresponsibility when driving they should be strapped down on that gurney.”
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees Agree To 7-Year Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees Agree To 7-Year Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:26:10 in Sports

“do the yankees have a money tree? they spend it more frivolously than a trust find kid. i'm betting paris hilton puts more thought into the money she blows on a new purse than the yankees put into their free agent acquisitions. i mean, why are allegedly smart people giving 7 year deals to guys like ellsbury? is he going to be batting above 0.220 for even HALF that time??? olbermann nailed it.

kind of an odd business. they get to underpay very good players for a few years then they (or some other suckers) have to massively overpay them basically until they retire. why don't they sink more money into scouting and player development instead of paying ellsbury? and if ellsbury is worth 150/7 is there enough money in the world to pay trout what he's worth? by extrapolation, no, there isn't...”
Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore To Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore To Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 15:51:22 in Politics

“don't bother citing a source for that because we like so totally believe you...”
Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore To Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore To Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 10:30:44 in Politics

“he should have just browsed and then purchased those titles on amazon, just as an illustration. one trip a year and always to a book store. there's more to small business than that.”

dickddudna on Dec 1, 2013 at 12:22:31

“Yes, you know everything he has purchased this year. Birthday gifts for Michelle and the kids. Anniversary gifts, Christmas gifts, etc.. How many times has the president, through out the year, been spotted in some small business owned diner? The important thing here is he is supporting the cause -- oh, he likes reading too.”

Harlemnite on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:48:03

“Did you pose this same comment to the Bush family?”

barry11362 on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:38:48

“ONE trip a year that the press covers. They think it is a repeat of a West Wing episode”
The Scene Inside The Macy's Flagship On Thanksgiving Was Completely Insane

The Scene Inside The Macy's Flagship On Thanksgiving Was Completely Insane

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 06:26:34 in Business

“really? this isn't mumbai, man. i dare say every mall in america is fully equipped with sprinklers, etc. like when was the last mall fire anywhere in this country during business hours? better chance of getting shot. fires break out, btw. and for a lot of these people, it isn't a "few bucks". you're talking about 100s of dollars. i'd bend over to pick up 500 bucks. it was indeed exceedingly dangerous in the malls tonight--only 99.99999998% of shoppers nationwide made it home w/o incident.”

georgieboyme on Nov 29, 2013 at 15:13:42

“I noticed you said something about the fire but not about a shooting or all the other things that can go wrong in situation like these.”
This Is What A 'Hunger Games'-Themed Wedding Looks Like

This Is What A 'Hunger Games'-Themed Wedding Looks Like

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 05:29:10 in Weddings

“what's up with the sleeves on that jacket? it's not even his jacket. or his pants. either that or fire the tailor...

having just recently seen the first movie, the costume design in it is quite good, and i'm sorry kids, your wedding theme doesn't do it justice. the bride tried, but the male fashion in the capital was quite a bit more flamboyant than our stick-in-the-mud groom is showing here.”
Seniors Discuss The Best & Worst Dressed Celebrities Of The Month

Seniors Discuss The Best & Worst Dressed Celebrities Of The Month

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 21:25:32 in Style

“sorry, but i can't bring myself to say anything bad about jennifer lawrence. i think she'd have to shoot me in the kneecap at point blank range, and even then--what an honor to be shot by oscar winner, jennifer lawrence!

she is adorable, period. she deserves 10 mulligans for that oscar dress. so okay, she used one, we can all agree, but freak show?! hardly.”
Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 10:54:10 in Politics

“you sound very confused. "you're great, but you're cruel, inhumane and violating the constitution you're sworn to uphold--keep up the good work!"”

bmhay1 on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:05:23

“Yes gbrindel........as my paragraph states, Sheriff Joe does a good job most of the time! I do NOT agree with him feeding the incarcerated solely "bread and water" as a form of punishment, or for any reason. Can you see, I am not confused? Joe Arpaio is great. But I feel it is cruel and inhumane to feed the incarcerated "bread and water" only. Otherwise, yes, Sheriff Joe, I'm sure will keep up the good work as he has done for many years.”
Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 10:51:46 in Politics

“yes, let's DOUBLE what we spend keeping people incarcerated and make sure it is downright CRUEL. we will treat every offender worse than a dog and work them to within seconds of death by exhaustion!

and let's make sure every penny comes out of the schools budget. brutality, not books!”
Shane del Rosario Suffered Heart Attack: UFC Fighter In Critical Condition

Shane del Rosario Suffered Heart Attack: UFC Fighter In Critical Condition

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 00:37:23 in Sports

“i'm obviously not a doctor (like doctors have time to post here) but i would speculate that it isn't congenital because he is 30, not 13. he probably would have had some event by now that would put him on notice. many want to speculate about steroids, but many of these guys are swallowing entire aisles of GNC daily, so who can say it was one thing over another?

the simple explanation is that the guy probably had a family history and figured "i'm young, i'm in great shape, i don't have to worry". look at jim fixx. bottom line, if you have a family history of heart disease, you have to be concerned about it from 13-113 if you want to have the longest healthy lifespan possible.”

bomland31 on Nov 28, 2013 at 09:54:59

“age has no factor in when an event will happen.”

Marmelloz on Nov 28, 2013 at 00:41:08

“I'm a nurse, not a doctor though. But I do think congenital is still a possibility. Such things can hide out for a long time. Either way, I wish him the best and hope he comes out of it ok.”

henrypapillon on Nov 28, 2013 at 00:39:31

“Or he may have had a blood clot caused by a fight that lodged and led to a heart attack.”
This Is What Happens To Your Body After The Thanksgiving Meal

This Is What Happens To Your Body After The Thanksgiving Meal

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 00:20:20 in Healthy Living

“love reading about the constant vigilance and steely discipline of everyone planning their workouts and supplement dosing so there will be very tightly controlled, but nonetheless MASSIVE enjoyment of the holiday.

loosen up, kids. if you eat too much, there's always the "roman solution".
bring me a bucket!”

chocolateandcheese on Nov 28, 2013 at 01:23:49

“and a waffffferrrr thin mint”
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