“What we need right now is more polarizing, NOT! The closest I can come to a
win-win situation on gay marriage is to think sematics! If we, as a society, can open our minds and hearts and show respect for each other - can we not leave the word "marriage" for hetrosexual couples? They may or may not be Christian.
Then homosexuals could have the term "civil unions" or another choice. Isn't that closer to win-win for all?
The argument on what 40,000 children in CA want is unrealistic. What ages are these children? Many would be too young to understand, huh? They do have eyes and can see what sex a mother and/or father is. Finally, they could just move to another state where it could be a different definition. Why can we not
have one each definition across the board - different labels for each union - and
policies which are equal to all households?
At the end of the day, there are actions that cannot be legislated. Can we not
be tolerant? That goes both ways!! Hate talk is not coming from just right-wing
Christians. Couldn't haters let go & think more about what we as a society need
to pass to the next generation?”
AH1125 on Apr 1, 2013 at 20:45:37
“It didn't work for the blacks, why the heck do you think it's going to work for us?”
kmccoy on Apr 1, 2013 at 20:13:52
“We have two options: 1. Civil unions issued by the state for ALL, straight and gay, leave marriage to the church (including churches that support gays and marriage equality) or 2. Marriage equality. Take your pick.”
Darr Sandberg on Apr 1, 2013 at 20:09:41
“" can we not leave the word "marriage" for hetrosexual couples? "
“ppswg, can't you see direction Obama is going this term?
......More photo ops, (think Sandy Hook tragedy.) Camera caught tears & our biased media posted everywhere possible.
..... More taxes on the MIDDLE class - afterall.
..... Contemplating troops to Syria (Can we afford that - to support the Bro-hood!
Is he NOT considering approval needed from Houses?
Presidents are more likely to push personal agendas in second term -
am waiting to see what Obama cuts.
Would it be his golfing frequency or family vacations?
Say what you may about thanking your GOD.
.....What about BENGHAZ??I! Don't FORGET our four CITIZENS SLAUGHTERED!! Ambassador: sodomized and raped
while still alive....ugly truths too close to the election! PRAY for their families.
It is any POTUS's duty to do all humanly possible to save our citizens under attack?? He knew!...Hillary too! Unimaginable! Hillary giving apology on Pakistian TV - SPINNING trailer of the anti-Muslim film that sparked riot.
Obama was clearly asleep at the wheel (as was Hillary) and going to SLEEP while the firefight was still raging???? When he should have been Unthinkable! Incompetence? Why didn't someone tell him it would be an impeachable act?
Or did they? Will we ever know?
Romney could have navigated and negotiated fiscal cliff. His undying love for
our country would have motivated our government to come together. Instead: agendas - some not so hidden - like LIES & blame the other party.”
“I wonder if this horrific tragedy could/would lead us as a nation to demand strict, strict, strict
regulations on gun purchases. And; of course, we now have technology that can make it
“Bravo! CNN! Lynn, an opportunity to know what the Ambassador was thinking in terms
of the situation in Libya! Come on! Surely, his personal comments will be respected but
in terms of our national security, the Ambassador himself would probably share his
intellligence. Question: why would his family want to restrict anything that could shed
light on his murder or who is behind it? If it was my son, I would want the personal but
be thankful that something was left behind if it was pertinent. Administration is probably
more afraid that something harmful to Obama would come out and they just wish they
had found the journal!”
Lynnbrown45 on Sep 23, 2012 at 15:38:48
“I find it hard to believe that CNN found this Journal AFTER the military had been in there NOT likely so far as the President and his people wanting to hide something -- NO doubt in my mind. I don't feel Obama has done anything to protect our country or it's people in fact (I'm sure I will receive 100's of comments) I strongly believe he has been ANTI US since he came in office. one look at our economy should confirm that !”
“No, there will always be hateful people like you around. That doesn't mean that you will win the racism war. We'll make sure of it. And by the way johanna, you are a complete and total embarrassment to every thinking woman in this country.”
“Thank you for taking that picture...can you get it to someone (maybe Fox News) so it
can be seen. So many of us have hoped that the next generation in the Middle East
would not be cloistered and be able to reason thru the differences.
Perhaps, the violence and hate is so engrained that the best we can hope for is a
mutual distance and attempt to respect each country's or religious differences. But
Obama's ego and seeing himself as "a Savior" seems to be making manners worse.”
Skye134 on Sep 23, 2012 at 20:59:03
“How is Obama making manners worse? It seems to me that the pres and his family have pretty good manners.”
shirley thomas on Sep 23, 2012 at 16:06:00
“obama's "ego" could fit inside of bush/cheney/mittens ego, and the only people who view the pres as a "savior" those schooled in the fine art of hate from the christian madrassasas and fox. ME children fueled on hate no different than what white folks are teaching their kids in their churches and homes. Low info, racism of any type breed the same. Just look around the bible thumping belt and the heartland to validate my point. Pres Obama 2012”
Truth hurts does it not on Sep 23, 2012 at 16:01:52
“HAHAHAHA...Get it to Fox News?.....Why not..they like making fools of themselves showing pictures without proper context...let's say for the most recent example of Fox running with a false issue, although there are so so so many to choose from:
Fox News falsely suggested that President Obama met with a pirate on Sept. 19th even though he doesn't have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In fact, Netanyahu has said that Obama has met with him more than "any other leader in the world." And the picture Fox showed to suggest that Obama was meeting with a pirate was actually taken May 8, 2009 for use as a gag during that year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Fox displayed the picture and featured the caption: "TOO BUSY FOR ISRAEL: President finds time for pirate.."
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade made the definitive false statement that "this pirate got a sit-down in the Oval Office yesterday."
So sure, go ahead and send it to Fox, they have already demonstrated that fact checking does not get in their way of spreading anything negative about the President....real or imagined.
Apparently Fox had no additional comment after the embarrassing truth was revealed.”
Twelve on Sep 23, 2012 at 15:07:26
“You are replying to a LIE. That was NOT the full Obama quote, but it appears as if you are too misinformed to get the facts.”
“Don't forget Pelosi's Pacific Heights mansion on Broadway It takes up two lots so that she fronts on two streets!
Do people realize she & Reid have not revealed their tax returns? And polarizing is coming from the left! Perhaps, Democrats & leftists should take a
benevolent attitude that only they get the BIG PICTURE (?) and the Capitalists in our
country can just keep working in their exclusive little communities to keep the nation going while many citizens sit back - hedonistically - getting high, playing video games, addicted
to new technology in a mindless way - while trashing hard-working people. Maybe, just maybe, the "producers" are tired of seeing the welfare system abused, food
stamps given out without regard to real need, our IRS system just loosing $7B. thru fraudulent return claims...
I don't want to be a "hater" but tired of seeing what many people actually value. It has been a long time coming. Reid, Pelosi, Obama - they all lie. They want people dependent on BIG government for their own greedy motives. They may have started as "public servants" but were enticed by power and are now so deep in - they probably can't even separate their own lies from truth. The election will make people decide: do we want to contribute and develop personal responsibility and its' rewards. Or do we want to be leeches on a government that wants us to leech just for our votes? Let's unite by
respecting each other's right to”
“Zimmerman had a concealed gun LICENSE - not easy to get or just for anyone as
you imply. He had it bec. he was on the Neighborhood Watch Committee. I, personally, wish more had been explained in the trial about the burglaries that had
been happening in the complex. These burglaries were done by young men. Zimmerman got involved AFTER the robberies started. Also, how was he to know whether Martin was armed or not. Once Martin was on top of Zimmerman, don't you think Martin could have actually killed Zimmerman with his experience in fighting and his better physical condition?
Or would you volunteer for Neighborhood Watch and put yourself in compromising
positions if you did not have a way to protect yourself. I would want a gun to
“The law is fascinating. By law, one is innocent until proven guilty. And that has
to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. "Stand your ground" was not used as a
defense in this case. Self-defense was used. There were witnesses who saw
Treyvon on top of Zimmerman. In the televised trial, it was very interesting
how it was shown that the broken nose came from a blow which had to come from
above. So there IS proof that Treyvon was on top, that he was pounding Zimmerman's head on the concrete, that HE broke George's nose. Would you
do what you could to protect yourself in the same situation?
Can't resist (after looking at your handle) The trial is over.....so get over it.”
gardnlady1 on Jul 18, 2013 at 03:13:08
“I do not think a broken nose merits death. You may be surprised to know that the majority of Americans do NOT believe that was a good verdict, but nothing about Florida surprises us. George outweighed this kid. He should be in jail. He started the whole thing.”
lisaman on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:58:40
“One last thing. George said the blow to his nose came when he was standing up, he said he was hit with a left hook and Trayvon is right handed. Don't you remember that argument without the jury present?”
lisaman on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:54:58
“Trayvon, not Treyvon. I do not need an education on the law and no I will not get over it. I don't care what the jury decided I still believe that Trayvon should not be dead and I believe the jury got it wrong. If I wish to express that, I will do just that. It is a right afforded me by the Constitution. There are many unanswered questions that will remain that way. I don't believe George's nose was broken, just swollen but if it was, then he got what he deserved for following and scaring that kid into defending himself. What would you do if you are walking home and notice someone watching you, then after you take off running, you realize they are following you? Do you lead them to the home where you know a 12 year old kid is alone? Or do you stop and stand your ground, assuming you can? Why didn't George identify himself the two times he had the chance? So many questions. Only a proven liar's word as to what happened but even then, he doesn't explain everything. My handle? You mean my micro-bio? I put that there because of all the people who seem to think that as a liberal I am less American than they are. I don't use derogatory comments about anyone's political stance and hate it when others do towards me. It never helps in a debate that is for sure. ”
MAH999 on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:39:29
“I don't care if Trayvon was on top. He was standing his ground for the stalker with a long violent history and a loaded gun. Trayvon's problem was that he wasn't as effective with his punch as Z was with his gun. Apparently the rule of thumb in FL is to make sure the person you stalk doesn't live to tell his side of the story.”
“Sarcasm can be funny and you may be a very humorous person. However, at this very volatile juncture in our society - because of the Zimmerman verdict - do you want to add to
that venom? People can be incited so easily that every citizen has the duty to deal with
their own disappointment or anger in a constructive way and look at what could happen
and is happening when people are beating up joggers in Tray's memory, etc.! Each of us
is a role model for someone so you surely want to be the best person you can be. Remarks like yours are weapons themselves. They can influence others in a toxic way. Enough”
mcgill2724 on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:38:36
“I'm trying to illustrate the ridiculous precedent that this outcome has set. By being ridiculous. People are so focused on the racial aspect that they don't even thing about the future implications this has. It may be sarcastic but there are people out there who will perceive it just that way. Or maybe worse. Maybe this has taught them to carry a gun themselves in case someone follows them. So instead of trying to defend yourself with your hands, you need to kill the other person so that only your story of the confrontation can be heard at a trial.”
“THANK YOU to the House Members who are keeping Benghazi-gate alive! Aren't we
all curious that no survivors have EVER been interviewed? Nothing! Compare that to the interviews of anyone who ever even had eye contact with our Boston terrorists!
Benghazi and what really happened is important now and so we never let it happen again. This should be a bipartisan effort to make America's embassies or outposts - whatever - respected and secure anywhere they are!! If we can't afford to secure a location then don't send our citizens to staff it and be in harm's way!!
Hopefully, our elected officials will put politics aside and be vigilant about getting to the 'Bottom of Benghazi.' The families need closure. We, as a nation, need closure. The
survivors probably really need closure - just think - they lived, others died. There would be some guilt issues and they must be under some kind of pressure to stay quiet. The
whole thing is just too distasteful to imagine!! Thank you POTUS and SoS!”
ids12 on Apr 26, 2013 at 17:27:49
“You are seeing the best example of politicisation by the Republican Congress.
If they had any interest in changing the state department bureaucracy it would be a bi-partisan report with practical solutions! They just want to make sure they don't get blamed for turning down security fund requests - that is all they want to do. Try to pin the blame on the opponenets - not change anything.
If you think our government agencies can go in gangbusters to a foreign land to question who ever they want, you have no clue how things work in this world, specially in lawless regions of it.
Our President is as powerful as Congress allows him to be. In Britain or in many parliamentary democracies, the Prime Minister does not have to 'bribe' parliament with pork to get an agenda through.
All this group of Republicans wanted was their 15 minutes of fame in front on the TV cameras!”
Jan 20, 2013 at 05:31:39
“As an older woman, I finally decided we cannot legislate morality. And following that acceptance on my part, I don't want my tax dollars to go toward supporting such an action. This technology
is so amazing at showing life in the womb. Hopefully, people will be exposed to THIS reality and
thinking people will realize that the woman's choice (at time of conception) becomes her
responsibility - a privilege and a miracle!
Jessica, you hit the nail on the head: ACCEPTANCE!! This belief that a woman should have this choice is beyond rationalization. To me, I see it as an extension of this "not owning one's
actions." Hopefully, the tide will change.”
Jessica DrakeArtz on Jan 20, 2013 at 20:26:49
“I pray that it will! Just because one chooses they do not want a baby doesn't make it any less real as a human made by God.I hope they ask the Lord to forgive them before it's too late!”
Jan 20, 2013 at 05:06:53
“Why not? Do some research on the consequences of that abortion. As a woman matures
and realizes what she has selfishly done. And what about the father? Does he have a say.
Getting on with your life? How about growing emotionally and taking responsibility for your
actions. That is a living human you are carrying. Give the baby up for adoption - don't
KILL him/her. Let the baby HAVE A LIFE.....yours will still be there!”
Kimberly Lilly on Jan 20, 2013 at 06:45:15
“Adoption is MUCH harder emotionally than abortion is. I nearly gave my first daughter up for adoption (for the first 18 hours after I left the hospital) and it was the most awful feeling I had ever had. On the other hand, I terminated a pregnancy three years ago and not only have I never regretted it, I've often been very happy that I had the courage to make what was inarguably the best decision for my situation.
The idea that all women think they are horrible and selfish for having an abortion is just false. Having another baby would have been detrimental to the daughters that I have. The only reason any woman ever feels guilty is because of people like you who sanctimoniously proclaim she should.”
lilrockdiva on Jan 20, 2013 at 05:39:43
“Who asked you? I know I didn't. I "Support, Free, Easily Accessible, Judgment Free Abortion for all women & girls." If you don't want an abortion don't have one, in the mean time leave everyone else alone to make their own decisions. ”
Jan 20, 2013 at 04:43:05
“2013 and many women actually use abortion as their birth control. It is science - not just an opinion. Abortion is made to sound very benign but it is terminating a life. What you saw on TV was reality. I agree it would be too much for unsupervised children to see but it is meant to shock probably. What is political is the so called War on Women (look to the Middle East if one wants real reality!) I am way past child-bearing years, krbystv, so please take this suggestion in a constructive way. You seem to be a little sheltered but a person with a good heart. I remember when my friends & I would boycott products that advertized with shows that used profanity or promoted unmarried sex. Now, what doesn't push boundaries? Ex. SNL Do you block those channels as well? If so, I admire your fortitude! If you volunteer (regrettably fewer people do now) why not try volunteering with young teenagers - actually girls - who make no plans. They are from poorer socio-economic conditions where role models are far and few. They don't feel loved in their dysfunctional homes often and seek out that love with a boy or man who has no respect for them or responsibility toward the outcome. They need to see that they don't need to follow a pattern, that they can overcome their plight and seek education. You might make a difference in a life and learn to respect all stages”
Kimberly Lilly on Jan 20, 2013 at 06:39:33
“No it isn't reality, because they are often showing terminations that are much farther along than common. The pro-life, for all their self-righteousness, use a lot of dishonest tactics in order to get their way.
As someone with children and an abortion in my past, I regret none of them. And the abortion was my most last pregnancy, not one of the first. (Currently have an IUD so I hopefully won't be dealing with this anymore in any case.)”
“Conga, I was only going by the FBI statement that was televised about "no incident"
Your information sounds more serious. Wonder if drugs had been a problem for awhile or only recently? In some states, there have been a shortage of police recruits. It
must be a double-edged sword. They put their lifes on the line every day and see
crime details that we can't imagine.”
“I am not a relative. But - do you think - buddbo - his wife and/or children should suffer for his comment also?
"Rewarded a pension" I don't know what profession you are in but a
pension is earned!! Why are so many Democrats quick to jump to
judgments and want severe punishment. He worked many years obviously before Obama came along.
You call yourself a progressive voter so you must know there
are many people in this country who love America and are not
ready for the changes that Obama proposes. It was the FBI spokesperson in a televised statement who said the policeman's record had been "thoroughly" investigated and was without incident.
There seems to be some disparity between what he actually said and the spin the media put on it. I was shocked when I first looked at the story on this site since the Headline clearly Said He Threatened the President." Couldn't he have been expressing frustration and made a rash statement. It was a mistake - one that could be made by
normal people (as well as "nuts") What if we lived in a country where
you could be carted off to jail and loose your 401K or IRA for calling me a nut??? Would you then wish you had the same liberties we
Where do bullies in schools learn their disrespect. Your response answers part of that question. Many young people commit suicide because they cannot handle the taunts. Think about it.”
buddbo1 on Nov 28, 2012 at 17:42:49
“Calling you a nut for trying to defend this officer's wanting to assassinate our president would be compairing apples to coldcuts, there's no comparison. The majority of the people in this country are wanting the changes proposed by the president, that's why he was re-elected. It seems to be a minority of people who opposes this president on any issues, and not because of the issues, but because the president is a black man. I say get use to change, because a lot of it is coming to society and our government. If Bush's policies, wars, and his 911 didn't bring fustration, then Obama policies certainly could not. So, when it's not the polices of this president that creates the madness in those who opposes him, what else could it be.....hummmm !”
“Carl - Well written & good reasoning. True - there are biased ideological differences. President Obama does not try to hide that he wants to redistribute wealth. How is that to play with people who have worked hard to build something & then they find they are to provide (thru taxation) for people who are ready to take but not to work.
Of course TRILLIONS of dollars of debt that interest cannot even be paid on IS UNSUSTAINABLE!! Obama has added trillions himself to the debt.!! He did not come in and start a call for austerity. I keep hearing in this blog how Obama's enemies
....Republicans.....want to cause him to fail.
This is one Republican who prays Obama will not fail at growing up and getting serious about economics. I think this story about how "enemies" want him to fail is a talking point from Axelrod so if he does fail - it won't be Obama's fault!!
Creating jobs and reducing our trade deficit are good plans. But you didn't mention
cutting spending. With a household budget, the control factor is just spend less. Same for the government. Too much waste - too much fat.
There is IRS cheating, Medicare fraud, etc. but cutting programs' budgets and aid to countries who are using us. There are many places to cut budgets but it will hurt. Just wish we could go into this tightening of the belt with a united team effort instead of the division we see everywhere.”
Carl Brackin on Nov 24, 2012 at 10:34:25
“johannaone said: "True - there are biased ideological differences. President Obama does not try to hide that he wants to redistribute wealth. How is that to play with people who have worked hard to build something & then they find they are to provide (thru taxation) for people who are ready to take but not to work."
johannaone, thanks, but when you threw in "he wants to redistribute wealth" there were red flags going up about how you really feel toward the workers in the USA and the people who have been forced into poverty when the wage gap has broadened. The objectives of the Capalist and YES, the elected leaders appoved the unfair trade agreements and agreed to take controls off of the financial systems and from the effects of the Free trade agreements, allowing the global corporate monopolies to produce/manufacture the goods outside this country that the US consumers buy..”
“Are you saying retirement is a public handout? Retirement or pension is earned.
He has a record without incidences. Why would anyone want his family punished
for his loose tongue. AND don't forget FREEDOM of SPEECH!”
“You articulated so well what I was thinking but didn't know how to say.
I have been trying to get over my extreme disappointment about Romney
loosing and looking at these blogs proves how many people are not concerned about their liberties or, at the least, do not seem to VALUE the freedom of speech.
Lock him up! No retirement for him! It's a crime: disrespecting the President! On and On....Wow...
A very few wondered about what kind of officer he was....in the years he was
earning his retirement. One person actually called his pension an entitlement.
WHOA!! What disconnect is there: one works AND a pension is paid!
KINDNESS is lacking in many of the Democrats' comments. I am not just assuming. The blogs I am referring to make it very clear they are Democrats
and the Republicans are "those this or that" I am really trying to understand
the liberal, progressive collective psyche. It seems so bitter.
Being a conservative and Christian, I just want to see us trying to reach out and not let the divisive forces that come from the media and White House turn us on one another.
“Watch your KARMA.....you're tired of people like Ted Nugent? Try researching his
chartible contributions and patriotism. And I guess I qualify as a redneck - geographically?
Don't know what you are saying but probably wouldn't say it to my face. He earned his
retirement before Obama ever was in politics probably and you want him in a jail cell?
Be careful what YOU say, because you seem somewhat radical from your blog...at least,
very bitter abt. Republicans.”