“well, I guess it's a good thing I'm an atheist...I don't have to worry about killing anyone because they don't "believe" what I believe.
History aside (because each side has "their" version of it) the question remains...what good does all this killing do? If I understand you correctly, it's to assert the notion that your "God" is superior to someone else's?! THAT makes sense.”
“Wow...mass sterilization for the poor...should we include anyone else you deem unworth to have children in this list? I think you both miss the point...Walmart is worth BILLIONS and it is disgusting that they refuse to pay their employees a decent wage or offer decent benefits. Lisa is attempting to provide for herself...should she just quit and become what I'm sure you would call a "welfare queen?" She works for a company that isn't struggling by any means...they need to do better by their employees. Until they do, I will spend my money elsewhere.”
MFkelley on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:28:25
“i didn't say anything about sterilization; i said people should live within their means. having a child that you can't afford is selfish and nearsighted; you can dance around your little ad hitlerum fallacy all morning but it won't change the fact that grownups, even democrats (like me), should be more responsible.”
“it's the nature of our capitalistic society...the attitudes of people need to change and greed needs to give way to an understanding that this country would be successful if we lived within our means and cared a bit more for those who are struggling. I never understood the GOPs alliance with Christians because they seem to care so little for the underserved/poor and isn't that what Christianity preaches? Caring for the sick/poor/those without? The Walton's are worth BILLIONS--yet I've been chastised for commenting on their wealth--it's "none of my business" how much they make or are worth...I say it's everyone's business and points to a major flaw in our society--the greed of the "haves" and their insistance on keeping a class of "have nots."”
cityprole on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:23:08
“You call them underserved, they call them undeserving...the poor are always with us says their book...so they rationalize it as 'God's' intention...this is one of many reasons why so many of us decry any organized religion...”
“are you kidding? would YOU be able to handle all your bills making $13,000/year? does this mean they shouldn't have children (because they wouldn't be able to "afford" them), or don't deserve to watch cable TV? you can't assume what someone would spend their money on if they had it...”
usmc27 on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:10:52
“yes it does mean she should not have children if she cant afford one,and if you cant afford cable dont get it,these are very simple things that only take commonsense to figure out.”
MFkelley on Nov 19, 2012 at 09:32:17
“YES people should keep from having children that they can't afford. That is exactly the reason why I don't have any; it would be an unfair burden on the child and the rest of the community.”
ChrisMM on Nov 19, 2012 at 09:23:31
“Lisa ran up student loan debts, and either didn't finish her degree or chose to get a part-time job at Wal-Mart that wouldn't pay for her debts. *Then* she got pregnant, and we hear nothing about the father in this article.
This poor girl has made bad decisions all the way down the road, and the climb out will be extremely difficult for her, but this is a hole that she's dug herself.”
“As a complete outside--I cannot imagine living so close to a group of people who are so ideologically different from me and live in constant fear of being killed just because our belief systems are at odds. What is all this killing accomplishing?”
Raptor666 on Nov 19, 2012 at 08:39:04
“..religious domination... read some history bubba...”
panapal on Nov 19, 2012 at 08:28:02
“Really sad part is the origins of both the Muslims and Judaism believe that they sprang from Abraham. They were "brothers".”
Nov 15, 2012 at 11:02:17
“I agree...this should encourage people to eat locally and support local restaurants and businesses. I, for one, am sick of reading about the net worth of people like Papa John and the Walmart heirs...how much is enough for one person?”
TexianLife on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:06:39
“I pretty much stay away from restaurant chains....I like to go to small family owned restaurants who care about their customers.”
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:59:51
“I agree...I got bashed yesterday for making a comment about the heirs to Walmart being worth over $90 BILLION yet they won't provide decent wages or benefits for their employees. These companies employ the working poor and don't lose a wink of sleep about this. If they were honorable men, they would learn to live with a bit less (which is still WAY more that what the average person has) and do the right thing...”
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:56:18
“It seems pretty clear that between this guy and Papa John, the concern is to keep THEIR bank accounts full while passing the costs of providing healthcare benefits onto their employees...and what's the hourly salary for a waiter or waitress? Less than $3/hr?! I find it hard to believe that they can't figure out a way to provide for their employees. Disgusting greed is all it is.”
“why? workers have a right to fair pay for a days labor...and considering the heirs to the Walmart fortune are worth almost $90 BILLION, I would say the company can afford to pay their workers more and offer decent benefits. If people need to join a union to get those things, so be it.”
Line drive to left field on Nov 14, 2012 at 15:02:20
“Worker's have a right to those things agreed to when hired, nothing more unless it is renegotiated. What the Waltons' made or didn't make is not any business to their employees or has any bearing on employee compensation.”
“So, he'd rather cut the hours of employees rather than offer insurance to them? By cutting hours, he runs the risk of having more of those employees becoming working poor...and placing them in the position to require assistance from the government to make end meet. I'm starting to wonder if Obama and the Democratic party knew this was going to happen...it strengthens the case for a universal healthcare system. It's genius, really.
And Papa...I was never a fan of your pizza anyway. I'd much rather support my local pizza joint.”
Nov 9, 2012 at 11:03:02
“I can understand not wanting to get up out of bed the day after "your guy" loses...but, come on...if you close the doors of your business, you're only hurting yourself. And if you can afford to skip a day of work, then you're doing okay...I guess the past 4 years weren't THAT bad for ya.”
AbsoluteTruthiness on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:14:07
“He's still in business so they couldn't have been that bad. Obama has been GOOD for small business. This guy could be like that barbeque joint that blamed Obama, when in fact, the townspeople clearly stated that the joint's food was bad, the service was bad and the location was dirty.
Those people are always looking to blame rather than to take personal responsibility.”
“Rove's reaction proves what we already knew about the Romney campaign...they couldn't be bothered by math or facts.
I'll bet he's begging for spots on Fox News so he can dodge all those rich investors who, I'm sure, would like a word or two with him.”