“Are they saying that any teacher who has a photo of themselves in a bathing suit on facebook, etc.is ineligible to teach? Does that include family vacation pictures? That is not obscene in today's America. I hope she sues. Then when the school district loses, they can pay her plus the poor substitute who tries teach her angry students.”
“Is the military really worse than the civilian government in dealing with sexual abuse? There is a former President who was accused of attempted rape and harassment by three different women while he was still a governor. He was accused by another woman of a groping assault while President. Then of course, there was the separate text book example of harassment where the chief executive has a relationship with an intern. The incidents with the President were ignored and overlooked. How many sexual assault incidents made the news about Senator Kennedy? 3, 4, or more? No action on those and imagine how many incidents were covered up. This is a cultural problem in America and probably is a lesser problem in the military than it is the general workplace, on college campuses, or the general dating scene. A society can't declare morality to be meaningless without suffering the consequences.”
RebeHar on May 7, 2013 at 17:36:13
“The common thread in your comment is Democrats!”
TheTigerRose on May 7, 2013 at 17:14:12
“yuo know us silly women.. always exaggerating claims of rape, assault, and abuse. We really like it and want more. I think it's because of the sexy clothes we wear, you know... we ask for it. These men are criminals being protected by our very own government. It is sickening.”
“it wasn't a year ago. It was 6 months ago. The political theater was the outright lies told by the Administration about what happened. I don't subscribe to the idea that Benghazi was intentional or desired by the President or Secretary of State, but is very clear that they attempted to cover-up their mistake and to deny who did it because admitting what happened would portray their policy as ineffective.”
bolder936 on May 7, 2013 at 17:01:26
“I have attempted three different responses with citations so guess I'll have to do this another way. I did not say "A year" I said "about a year" obviously this has been greatly misunderstood. September is closer to one year then 6 months.
In addition there are many articles online that talk about how Benghazi may tarnish hillary's rep before a possible 2016 presidential run, and several other articles that talk about how the GOP are concerned about a Hillary run with some linking the two topics. The questioning of Hillary had a different tone then that of many others that testified.”
In addition during the Clinton questioning it seemed that the panel was turning questions more against Clinton then any other person testifying. There is a lot of supposition that this may have been an attempt to tarnish Hillary's reputation before a possible 2016 presidential run rather then criticism of the obama administration itself.
“I have known many men and women who served. I also served. None of the women I knew complained about sexual pressure being any greater in the military than at college, in high school, or in the work place. I agree that there should be no tolerance for sexual assault anywhere. However, I have strong suspicions that much of this outrage over incidents in the military is not so much concern about women as anti-military in purpose. He said-she said is not grounds for prosecution. Thoroughly Survey college women and working women and I believe you will discover that the military is more likely to take action against harassment or assault than universities where it is common for incidents (especially those involving athletes) to be ignored. My point is do not demonize the military because it keeps accurate records and actually investigates complaints. Sexual harassment and assault are cultural problems worldwide and throughout American society. The American media WRONGLY painted the Vietnam veterans with a broad brush as psychos and baby killers. Don't make the same mistake today by portraying today's military as a hotbed of sexual assault, when in fact a woman is safer on a military base than walking across a college campus at night or going to her parked car at the mall.”
roughrider1950 on May 7, 2013 at 17:43:42
“I believe you hit the nail on the head when you said this was anti-military in purpose. All this chest pounding about betraying the uniform, it being unacceptable, illegal and unpatriotic caused me to throw up in my mouth a little. All this from our so-called Commander-in-Chief, who never wore a uniform, and is so unpatriotic that he and his wife both have an aversion to putting their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem. I have never seen him acknowledge or return the salute from the Marine when he steps off the chopper. Mostly I think he is trying a little damage control before anyone has a chance to call him on this issue.”
cmdrmom2 on May 7, 2013 at 17:18:36
“I am in my 60s and have worked for companies and corporations and firms where sexual harassment was the norm. That doesn't make it right and that doesn't make it legal. In my experience, a woman is not really safe anywhere. Some men aren't, either.”
“And the $300,000 plus is what was provable AFTER they became suspicious of her. She probably took more than double that. If her defense was even remotely true, then why didn't her good personalities notice the extra money being received by her medical practice? Meanwhile her "so-called" good personalities were complaining that NOT ENOUGH money is budgeted for Medicaid resulting in the poor not getting proper care. This woman is a disgrace to the medical profession and to humanity.”
vilabrera on Oct 3, 2012 at 22:35:41
“she will not have two pennies to rub together once the accountants for the government are done - her condo, car, 401-K, savings, clothes, accessories and whatever else will be taken to satisfy what she owes. They might even take a part of the 12.5 cents per hour that she makes while she is locked up to pay off the rest. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time....”
“She is making excuses. She is a thief, plain and simple. Provided every opportunity in the world, she chose to steal from taxpayers because it was an easy thing to do. Put her prison with the other thieves AFTER she repays the taxpayers the amount she stole plus interest.”
vilabrera on Oct 3, 2012 at 23:19:03
“once the accountants for the government get to work, they will bleed her like Dracula working in the blood bank - flat broke will not even begin to describe her situation.”
“Palin was mentioned for the same reason all the pictures of her show her frowning. They fear her. She has been investigated and investigated over and over since McCain named her as his running mate. Nothing of substance has been found against her. The Democrat party acknowledged it sent 5000 lawyers to Alaska to look for dirt but found nothing. If 1/4 the effort was put into investigating the Chicago machine, Obama would be in trouble. Palin was well liked in Alaska where she did a good job. Of course, after 4 years of the press saying she was stupid and rumor articles about her marriage, she has lost much support -- but not because any of her former constituents disagree with what she did. No one notices when McCain makes a statement, but 4 years after defeating him, the Democrats and their allies in the press are still smearing Palin.”
“Obama's personal life is not above reproach. The media simply has refused to look at his life. His friendship with Bill Ayres and Obama's identification of Jeramiah Wright as his mentor in his auto-biography are not examples of being honorable. His selection of Tony Resko as his Realtor in Chicago - prior to Resko's conviction of bribing Chicago elected officials - would be worth 2 months worth of 60 Minutes investigations if it was Romney.”
Shirley Ogburn on May 18, 2012 at 00:21:06
“And none of it has stuck. You baggers will never learn. Those that didn't vote for him in 08 probably won't vote for him in Nov. Who cares.
“The tests may be 99.5% accurate if performed correctly. That makes victims of .5% of the people being tested. No drug would ever be approved by the FDA with that rate. Activists against the death penalty scream about the possibility of a lower mitake rate. Destroying a person's reputation in the eyes of their frienda and relatives, taking their children, and in all probability, ruining them financially is in many ways worse than a painles death. But the biggest problem is that what happenss when the test is performed incorrectly. If tthe testers are much better than average human beings, they will still "do it wrong" 5% of the time, which will greatly increase the odds of an inaccurate test.”
William Diaz on Feb 4, 2012 at 16:01:31
“'No drug would ever be approved by the FDA'...
I am guessing you dont know anything about the FDA, genetic testing or people.
“It isn't discrimination to not condone and encourage particular behaviors or physical characteristics. Society has no obligation to reinforce lifestyles that are not advantageous to the society.
If you read my post, I stated I don't care what adults do with other adults. However, leave the children out of it.
No one is talking about taking a child from a gay/lesbian biological parent. THAT would be discrimination. The issue is the intentional placement of a child, whose sexual orientation, is unknown and undetermined. If you feel placing a potentially gay child in a heterosexual home will harm that child's psyche, then expect the straight child placed in a homosexual home to suffer equal harm. Since 90-95% of the population is heterosexual, then it is in society's interest to do what is best for that overwhelming percentage of children, who happen to be straight, that are being placed for adoption.
Do not try to pretend that having two men or two women in a romantic relationship in the same household as a young child will not confuse that child as to what the sexual norms of society are. You may disagree with and even hate those norms, but they are real and exist in every society from the eskimos to the tribe recently discovered in New Guinea. They are not a product of the "evil Christian boogeyman" or his Muslim counterpart.
Not allowing homosexual couples to adopt isn't dicrimination. It's doing what is best for a majority of children.”
mothra666 on Jan 28, 2012 at 19:12:44
“nonsense and backward ridiculous thinking. I can't believe you typed all that blather.”
“BREAKING NEWS JANUARY 26,2020
The ACLU filed suit today claiming the Declaration of Independence by the 13 colonies was unConstitutional becaue the Declaration attributed inaleiable rights to be a blesing from a Creator. The suit further states that since the Declaration was illegal, then independence did not occur. Legal experts say that precedent since 1978 supports the ACLU position. The return of the 13 colonies to Britain is not expected to cause major problems. The UK has announced that the 13 colonies will be established as the America Kingdom and have equal standing with England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as parts of the United Kingdom. The remaining 37 U.S. States are unaffected except the capital will be moved from Washington, DC to Omaha, Nebraska - near the new geopgraphic center of the country.”
Chris Hollier on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:19:10
“Your attitude is very telling, this annoys you more than the Christians sending death threats to this young girl...”
sambittnerbaird on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:15:54
“This might be remotely funny if the Declaration of Independence were actually a legal document...”
KMoore4318 on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:14:06
“The ACLU Dont they defend the rights of Killers on death row also, Please someone make sure they don't get any of that green stuff with in god we trust written on it.”
“Anyone who dares say that open homosexuality is wrong and harmful is called a bigot and proponent of hatred. That in itself is bigotry againt the teachings of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. No succesful society in history encouraged open homo sexuality. Yesterday, Cynthia Nixon declared she was gay by choice, not by her genes. That kind of sums up the arguement against allowing gay couples to adopt. Let them do what they wish as consenting adults, but that doesn't mean society must condone or encourage it.”
mphimpact on Jan 28, 2012 at 05:14:26
“Mr. Gibbon, you died in 1794. It's 2012. ($20 says you don't know who Gibbon was anyway)”
PaganKMcK on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:09:35
“Actually many societies have been open to various forms of sexuality including homosexuality. Greece for example. Rome as well (it fell after accepting Christianity) Many Native American societies have also been accepting of homosexuality. Civilizations rise and fall for many reasons, I have yet to hear any serious historian claim that one of those reasons was rampant Homosexuality. Draught, Yes. Over extension, yes. Depletion of resources, yes. Homosexuality, no.
By the way, Cynthia Nixon is not a geneticist.”
Nickers1126 on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:03:58
“That is very transparent. And you're sick if you think heterosexuals are the perfect poster parents. Wake up and smell reality. Ever stop to think that gee, not everyone is religious too? Some of us don't want to be. And as a person born free into this world, I intend to exercise that right. There are hundreds of things religious groups teach that I personally would not condone or encourage so, right back at you.”
Meghan Minor on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:58:01
“Im not gay, but am transsexual. I feel its wrong to hinder anyone from saying whatever they want to say. As Dancenownzen said, if we stop one person from expressing thier opinion, whos next ? I dont feel its wrong to disagree with homosexuality, as long as youre doing it in a respectful manner. It seems to me that this young man was doing just that. Yes, he quoted the Bible, which says that any man who lies with another man must be stoned. The Bible also states that we are to stone adulterers, drunkards, gamblers, fornicaters, and witches, so where should we start ? Katie, I hate to burst your bubble, but try reading a little history. Both Greece and Rome not only allowed it, they condoned homosexuality. Of course, both of those empiress are now gone, so maybe those were bad examples, but maybe you can name me one successful society, that has lasted longer than either Greece or Rome, that didnt encourage homosexuality. As for homosexuals being allowed to adopt, I ask why not ? Other than religious reasons, which are supposed to be kept out of the government, why shouldnt they be allowed ? If anyone has the desire to mention that homosexuals getting married and adopting kids would destroy the institutes of marriage and family, think for a moment on how many single parent families are out there, how many divorces among heterosexuals there are, how many abusive parents in hetero families there are, then”
Bob Oso on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:30:35
“Calling a bigot a bigot is not bigotry.”
flamealchroy on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:25:30
“And yet another one who tries to spew lies without knowing facts. Look up your history first. Do some research, then try posting. Also, Cynthia Nixon does not speak for all of us. I was born the way I am and I'm not going to let people like you--who know nothing--try to tell me otherwise.”
mothra666 on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:25:27
“there is no rational argument for discrimination.”
“A better headline would be "Miley Cyrus criticized for posing with Penis shaped birthday cake". Such a headline would accurately tell the story. Instead we got "Miley Blasted by Conservative Group". The article is about the group, not the behavior and it barely mentions their objection (until finally in paragraph 3). The article begins by calling them "right wing". Attacks by left wing groups are never identified this way. Her behavior will be defended by comments that "she is an adult, she can do what she wants", "parents should be role models for children, not her", "she doe good things so her judgement lapses aren't important", etc. The issue is that that those who want publicity for doing charity, which builds them into role models, should not then publically behave in non-roll model ways. The fact that this is even a story invalidates the claim that what she does is only her own business. She is smart enough to know that everything she does at a party is photographed and that all photos will be posted on the web or in a tabloid. She is being criticized for attempting to appeal to the crass side of youth, rather than its noble side. No one is perfect, but it is reaonable to expect the imperfections not to be flaunted I will now await the personal attacks of those who do not notice that I'm criticizing the article, not Miley or the right of the group to object to her behavior.”
“Obama ha spent 3 years paying off his supporters for electing him. He has created ObamaCare which will cost trillions in the future. To pay for his excess, he wants America to now be fair and give him the money. Yep, when you want change for the better, alway look to a guy who is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. When you want decency, alway elect a man who sat in a church for 20 years but never heard the preacher cursing America from the pulpit. When you want loyalty to America, find a guy whose friends blew up police cars and military recruiting offices and then got off on a technicality. When you want fair taxes, elect a guy who appointed an entire cabinet of people who owed back taxes. OMG ABO = Obama Must Go, Anybody But Obama!”
“To sum up this article: Both Obama's supporter and his critics agree that Obama's speech was "smoke and mirrors" and that it had no substance. They also conclude that neither his existing or his proposed policies will improve the economy. HHmm, bet this article doesn't remain posted on aol/huff for long.”
“I have an idea on how to implement Bill Gates' idea. It would be wrng for Gates to declare that someone making half as much as himself had all they should ever have. Afterall, they have a right to have as much as Gates does. So here is my proposal. Double the income tax rate on anyone receiving the same amount or more from investments as Gates gets. This will satisfy Gates that the rich pay enough while allowing others to get rich too. I also propose a tax on net worth for anyone with a net worth equal to Gates - say a million per year should be fair. Since Gates feels so strongly that he needs to pay more taxes, I'm assuming he will not be taking any deductions this year.”
seancoddington on Jan 25, 2012 at 19:18:48
“See the problem with Gates statement is even if he meant it he's got something in the are 40-80 BILLION dollars already in the bank, untaxable! What does he care if they tax all future earnings,
but what it does do is crush anyone who is trying to grow a business, just another case of the rich getting richer and crushing the little guy trying to make it, and as you said there is nothing stopping Gates and Buffet and all those hollywood actors and directors from paying more.”
“Is it playing by the same rules when the President sues States for attempting to enforce border and immigration law that he ignores? Perhap affirmative action is his idea of playing by the ame rules.”
“I've heard people identified as baldie, the fat guy, the redhead, blondie, smilie, skinny, shortie, muscles, cutie, etc. I can't wait until some redhead or blonde sues an establishment for racism because their physical attribute was used to describe them. IT WAS STUPID AND INSENSITIVE to call her "chinky eyes", but probably was meant without malice. Most likely it was a imple attept to identify her so she could receive the correct order. Would it have been better to refer to her as "woman with long straight black hair"? Maybe she will be happy that she will improve race relations by getting someone fired for trying to get her the right order. Fast food worker don't have time to enter such comments on a receipt for the nasty fun of it.”
Flyingbrad on Jan 8, 2012 at 19:59:52
“Where you are wrong starts with your own definition of racism.
You must first understand that a "chink" is a racial slur referring to people of the Chinese decent. It would have been minimally okay for the worker to have written "Asian lady." The worker would both have the excuse of trying to be effective without being offensive.
"Fast food worker don't have time...nasty fun of it." Are you kidding? Fast food workers don't have the time to do their job correctly? Completely incorrect. If anything, all the worker had to do was ask for her name.
This is just blatantly racist. You and the rest of the politically unaware often forget that RACISM means discriminating based on RACE, not by description. The employee crossed the line at "chink."
Calling someone a redhead or blonde is not racist. It's being prejudice.”
KittyDelAmour on Jan 8, 2012 at 19:52:44
“Uh, how about if you have so many customers you have to label their orders, you just ask for their last name, instead of picking an arbitrary physical attribute and slapping a label based on that? Do you live in a cave or something?”