“Yes, those folks working at Hobby Lobby could have accepted that brain surgeon position or gone to work for Morgan Stanley but for obstinate reasons of their own chose to take a minimum wage job punching a cash register. It isn't as though unemployment is high or full-time jobs are scare. These people are just being hard to deal with.”
“And it didn't get any better in the 90's. The allegations about the football program included strippers, hookers, drugs, alcohol, tax evasion and (wait for it) rape. In a truly stunning display of tone-deafness, the coach was fired only after the team lost a big game something like 70 to 3. Break the law and win: okay. Break the law and lose: you're outta here.”
“That Karl Rove can still stand up on his hind legs and presume to advise the Republican party without being greeted by hoots of laughter pretty much tells us what we need to know. This is the man, you may remember, who was known as "Bush's Brain."”
“Anti-abortion zealots know that women will suffer or die from unsafe abortions. They don't care. In fact, I suspect they like the idea; it discourages other women from following suit. In any event, they're firmly convinced that no one in their own godly sin-free families will ever be impacted. Bad things only happen to bad people and they themselves are good as gold.”
megwright on Apr 13, 2013 at 15:32:30
“A number of them think there should be a death penalty for abortion, so if a woman dies in an unsafe abortion, it saves the state the trouble of executing her, and it's no more than she deserves.”
leskataus on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:35:53
“Many of those anti-abortion zealots know that criminalizing abortion and driving it back to the black market won't affect them personally. If one of their female relatives gets pregnant and doesn't want to be, they can see to it that she is spirited out of the country in the middle of the night to a country where it is legal and get it done.”
Omishinji on Apr 8, 2013 at 20:11:55
“They demand anyone in their own godly sin-free family to get married before the child is born, as to hide their "sins." Which is an outdated view.”
“I'm not sure why people keep calling Karl Rove "stupid." He's failed his way to fame and fortune, or at any rate fortune. No matter how badly he serves his party (never mind his country) he still keeps on raking in the bucks.
No results -- bad results -- money continues to roll in? Who's stupid here?”
“Are we sure this isn't a misplaced story from The Onion? You know, like the classic one from the 1990s' "Microsoft Patents One and Zeros." Just when you think this overpaid pouf can't get any more pretentious, he proves you wrong.”
“This reminds me of a woman I knew decades ago who was puzzling over whether to take her fiance's last name or keep her own. I suggested hyphenating their names. She told me that she really couldn't see herself spending the rest of life known as "Betty Green-Bean."”
Mar 27, 2008 at 12:50:42
“Actually, these conditions have only been around for the last 15 years or so. There was a time in the memory of living Americans (me, for example) when flying was actually rather pleasant, even back there in coach. Before deregulation air fares were indeed higher when adjusted for inflation. But you were hardly ever bumped, flight cancellations were rare except for weather reasons and you got fed, sometimes rather well. Airline employees actually seemed glad to see you, if you can imagine.
One of my favorite flying experiences was in the mid-1970's. My flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was cancelled because of mechanical problems. The airline (Delta?) rounded up another plane and a fresh crew to get us on our way less than three hours after scheduled take off. The plane was about one-third full so we all got two or three seats to ourselves. The flight attendants were lavish with food and free drinks for everyone. We had a lot of fun.
Let's picture this same scenerio today. It's hard to work out all the gruesome details but we know "fun" wouldn't be part of it.”
“Our school sports system needs an overhaul so dramatic that it ceases to exist. If the NFL and the NBA want farm teams, they need to pay for them while colleges and universities get back to the job of, oh I don't know, teaching and research.”
Shadow Diver on May 28, 2013 at 09:12:54
“You are talking to a believer there MC. The NCAA is slave labor for the NFL and NBA!! The schools and the coaches make millions, while the kids get nothing. I disagree with your assessment sports/colleges. I went to KU. The school is nuts for Bball. The school is excellent, be it improved by the BB progam or be it not affected at all by sports. Sports draws huge money and media attention. That is just life in America. Movies actors get paid millions and live in Malibu. The normal guy lives in a bad weather state, works his tail off and makes a meager living.”
“I'm sure that the folks out there who have been unemployed for months (or years) through no fault of their own will find this oh so very comforting. Of course it would be better if God chipped in a little for that mortgage that's about to go into default.”
“I've always been solidly on the pessimistic side of the fence. But as I've grown older I've realized that if even one-tenth of the things I worried about over the decades had actually occurred I'd be either confined to a wheelchair, in jail or dead by now.”
“My parents made raising children look about as much fun as a root canal, one of those dreary burdens associated with adulthood like paying taxes and serving time in the military. Then they were astonished and disappointed when no grandchildren ensued. Big surprise!!!”
“I have a private list of "Family Value Conservatives Most Likely to be Arrested in a Gay Bar Wearing a Nothing but a Ballerina Tutu and a World War I Pickelhaube." Mr. Santorum is rapidly moving up to the top of my list.”
JessWonderin on Oct 22, 2011 at 15:34:49
“FnF . . . for a outrageous visual and morning laugh . . . .
lacrosselamore on Oct 22, 2011 at 15:22:29
“Nope he will be in a$$leSS chaps with a spiked dog collar around his neck and a leather ball gag in his mouth.”
“On the subject of guns, you only have to look at Arizona (our home of ten months, a huge mistake we're in the process of correcting) to see where GOP madness takes us. The State Legislature's response to the Tucson massacre was to introduce a gun bill that: (1) extends the number of public places where guns can be carried, including courtrooms; (2) makes it even more difficult to keep guns away from lunatics than it is now; (3) loosens existing laws to make it almost impossible to convict idiots who randomly fire guns into the air, thus injuring or killing others; (4) make it more expensive and onerous for private businesses to ban firearms on their premises; and (5) my personal favorite, allows successful litigants whose gun rights have been infringed to "confiscate public property" if they aren't compensated within 72 hours. Whether they would be allowed to "confiscate" that property at gunpoint wasn't spelled out but we can draw our own conclusions.
The fact that this bill hardly raised an eyebrow tells you where Arizona lies in the nuttiness spectrum. Of course, there are so many zany ideas whizzing around the State Senate right now, it's hard to keep track. The bills to make it a misdemeanor for Arizona state officials to apply Federal food safety rules and Federal air quality standards were pretty distracting.”
“Yeah, well, people are funny. We agnostics and atheists (or "demonic, murderous, child-abusing, puppy-strangling spawns of Satan" as we're more commonly known) have gotten a little cranky after 30 years of being treated as second-class citizens by the Religious Right. If, indeed, they consider us even to be citizens; listeniing to their fulminations about the United States being a Christian Nation, you have to wonder.
And, of course, adding insult to injury they pay no property taxes so we evildoers have to pay for their fire and police protection, their street repairs and all the rest of it out of our own pockets.”
DAVROS1 on Apr 25, 2010 at 15:02:48
“According to George HW Bush, we amy not actually be citizens at all.”
Godisfemale on Apr 25, 2010 at 14:57:18
“Is it really intellectually honest to group agnostics and atheists together?
Agnostics are the only ones who are 100% accurate.”
“You say this as though it was a bad thing. All of these (except the teen birth rate, probably) are viewed by Texans as points of honor. They're what make Texas great. Low taxes! Non-existent or ineffectual regulation! Free and untrammeled capitalism at its best! Sturdy and self-sufficient citizens able to remove their own appendixes with a Bowie knife! No meddling social service nannies telling them they can't beat their children and wives!
You can't shame the shameless.”
ThermoChemist on Dec 7, 2009 at 16:01:09
They'd probably have the mentality...
"Yeah, We're Number One..!!"
1st in pollution released by manufacturing plants;
1st in greenhouse gas emissions;
1st in percentage of children without health insurance”