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Chicago Sun-Times Criticized For Plane Crash Headline (PHOTO)

Chicago Sun-Times Criticized For Plane Crash Headline (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 8, 2013 at 16:55:22 in Media

“Of the many things you may criticize the Chicago Sun-Times for, this is not one of them, I believe. I doubt that anyone old enough to have missed the original run of Charlie Chan movies would make this connection.”
8 Fourth Of July Style Lessons From Our First Ladies (PHOTOS)

8 Fourth Of July Style Lessons From Our First Ladies (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 20:11:10 in Style

“Mayme Eisenhower was wearing a corsage, not a brooch.”

Dawn Castle on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:35:13

“thank you. The style section , generally, is only familiar with current styles not vintage styles, but it doesn't take an expert to recognize a corsage but a sharp eye.”
Ed Schultz Leaving MSNBC Weeknights, Moving To Weekends (VIDEO)

Ed Schultz Leaving MSNBC Weeknights, Moving To Weekends (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 22:05:06 in Media

“Ooohh, nice thought. He is really good, and doesn't follow the customs of most other journalists. Still willing to challenge!”
Ed Schultz Leaving MSNBC Weeknights, Moving To Weekends (VIDEO)

Ed Schultz Leaving MSNBC Weeknights, Moving To Weekends (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 22:00:31 in Media

“Well, at least 4 fewer hours of prison over the weekends. I'd like to see Jennifer Grandholm since she's no longer on Current. But I seriously doubt they'd put on two women in a row in prime time. Ezra's intelligent, but I agree with the small doses comments.”

Rose123456 on Mar 13, 2013 at 22:20:27

“The blonde has some serious curves, even this tea partier enjoy watching with mute on.”

Tom Sutpen on Mar 13, 2013 at 22:08:59

“Jennifer Granholm is a Sleeping Pill.

carol24343 on Mar 13, 2013 at 22:04:14

“Amen to the prison shows.”

kcam44 on Mar 13, 2013 at 22:03:52

“Ezra talks too much!”
9 Jobs That Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

9 Jobs That Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 18:38:15 in Business

“And throw in unpaid vacation days to boot, and even make them pay for their own health care.”
Jeff Zucker Thinking Of Moving Erin Burnett To CNN Morning: Report

Jeff Zucker Thinking Of Moving Erin Burnett To CNN Morning: Report

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:35:23 in Media

“Soladad is an amazing interview. She comes prepared, and does not allow the talking heads to spout talking points. She will challenge them every step of the way, and they can't run, they can't hide. She does belong in prime time, but if they won't put her there, keep her where she is doing a great job! Tweak the format, don't put in Erin Burnett. Pretty as she is, she won't challenge on screen. (at least in the several disappointing interviews that I watched.)”

adf1976 on Dec 11, 2012 at 23:22:49

“Getting court redhanded with democrat talking points is not being prepared!”
New Roman Missal's Low Bar For Acceptance

New Roman Missal's Low Bar For Acceptance

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 11:39:42 in Religion

“One aspect not mentioned is the change in liturgical music. Much of the mass parts our parish loved and participated in are out the window because of a change to more syllables in the official translation or in the case of a popular Gloria, it had too many verses! So now, we are singing an approved gloria that would fit perfectly into Broadway's musical Sister Act. The people may sing at most the 5 word chorus. A year ago we had amazing participation from our parishioners, but now it has dwindled to not much following some fairly boring music.”
Joe Walsh On Abortion: No Exception For 'Life Of The Mother' Thanks To 'Advances In Science And Technology'

Joe Walsh On Abortion: No Exception For 'Life Of The Mother' Thanks To 'Advances In Science And Technology'

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 14:14:49 in Politics

“Also F & F'd. Mind if I borrow the thought to share??”

cvcrook307 on Oct 19, 2012 at 18:55:33

“Sure! Feel free to share anything of mine.I'm no selfish Republican”
CNN's Carol Costello Kicks Bryan Fischer Off Show For Spewing Anti-Gay Hatred (VIDEO)

CNN's Carol Costello Kicks Bryan Fischer Off Show For Spewing Anti-Gay Hatred (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 15:51:09 in Media

“Wow, CNN is getting to be known as home of the tough women interviewers!”
Mitt Romney CNN Interview: The 47% Comment Is 'Not What I Meant'

Mitt Romney CNN Interview: The 47% Comment Is 'Not What I Meant'

Commented Oct 9, 2012 at 23:45:39 in Politics

“You know, I would almost believe him. Then the following sentences talking about feeling entitled to things like food, and taking responsibility for themselves kind of wipe that kind of thinking out. But yeah, the 47 indeed will not vote for him, and I pray many more.”
Veteran Unemployment: IAVA, Vets Weigh In After Republicans Block $1 Billion Jobs Bill (VIDEO)

Veteran Unemployment: IAVA, Vets Weigh In After Republicans Block $1 Billion Jobs Bill (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 21:12:42 in Impact

“Actually, this piece of legislation was revenue neutral. There is no excuse for this treatment. REMEMBER in NOVEMBER!”

Markrsm on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:38:57

“Dear Mbecktel,

Where do you get your information from?
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SP02789:/

I would use the government web site, and see that they proposed that this bill did not

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2789 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 40. Record Vote Number: 193.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SP02789:/

Library of congress is good source of information, I would avoid blogs and news groups with an agenda.”
Veteran Unemployment: IAVA, Vets Weigh In After Republicans Block $1 Billion Jobs Bill (VIDEO)

Veteran Unemployment: IAVA, Vets Weigh In After Republicans Block $1 Billion Jobs Bill (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 21:00:05 in Impact

“Very Good! Plus filibusters should be painful, like in Mr Smith Goes to Washington.

F&F'd”
Mitt Romney: '95% Of Life Is Set Up For You If You're Born In This Country'

Mitt Romney: '95% Of Life Is Set Up For You If You're Born In This Country'

Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 20:06:27 in Politics

“At least their "apartment" wouldn't have a cement floor. Anyway, they'd spend most of their time at their other houses anyway. He'd give Bush's time away at the ranch a run for the money, I would bet.”
Mitt Romney: '95% Of Life Is Set Up For You If You're Born In This Country'

Mitt Romney: '95% Of Life Is Set Up For You If You're Born In This Country'

Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 20:03:28 in Politics

“I'd bet by entertaining they meant they didn't host parties or have folks over for dinner. Maybe they didn't know how to do something simple like having folks over to watch the game with popcorn and koolaid (what we did in college) after being raised in the upper class. Maybe they didn't because they didn't have "the help." Or, maybe no body liked them enough to come over and hang with them.”

PamperedHousecat on Sep 22, 2012 at 00:49:47

“Since Mitt and Ann have presented themselves to the general public as they have, I think your LAST sentence probably sums it up.”
Is Berlin The World's Rudest City? (PHOTOS)

Is Berlin The World's Rudest City? (PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 18, 2012 at 00:17:35 in Travel

“I so agree! We spent a week in Berlin, and cannot wait until the next time we are able to. The people were kind and welcoming. It was a shock to see it was regarded as rude. I also truly hope it does not turn into another Prague (now, if you want to talk about rude, and I'm not talking reacting to late night rowdies...).”
Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 15:17:55 in Politics

“Yes, a coat hanger. Long ago (until the early 60s) there were no birth control pills. Albortions were criminal. The only way to resolve an unwanted pregnancy was to go to a back alley abortionist. Or, if you had the means, travel to another country for a safe procedure that was quite pricey.

Some of these back alley practitioners were midwives or others who kept things clean, but many were just amateurs who made quite a good buck doing abortions in secret. Since they did not have access to medical instruments, the instrument of choice was often a wire hanger, because you could straighted it out and loop out the fetus fairly easily. Another favorite was a long knitting needle. Bottom line was that sanitation was not always a priority, and often the practitioner perforated the uterus or pierced other organs, or did not get the fetus completely out. Infection was frequent, and often resulted in death. If we go back to the old way making abortion illegal, it is guaranteed that the back alley practitioners will return, because there will always be a need.”
Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 15:04:30 in Politics

“But why should they care? They're men and for the most part their wives are also loyal Republicans, so they don't hear another side of the story. They themselves will never have to bear a child much less an unwanted child. They believe that once the mother sees the child, she will love it beyond compare. THey also believe that most abortions are had by welfare hos, which could be avoided if they picked better men and married them.

Their mantra is "adore the fetus, ignore the child." If all life is truly sacred, they would also favor doing away with capitol punishment. Life in prison without hope of parole might save some innocent lives when the DNA and other evidence is brought to light. The rest of the first world has done away with the death penalty. But they won't. They are Republicans.”
Todd Akin On Abortion: 'Legitimate Rape' Victims Have 'Ways To Try To Shut That Whole Thing Down' (VIDEO)

Todd Akin On Abortion: 'Legitimate Rape' Victims Have 'Ways To Try To Shut That Whole Thing Down' (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 19, 2012 at 21:38:17 in Politics

“The "doctors" this guy has been talking to should be brought up on malpractice or other charges by the AMA.”

Rich LaPointe on Aug 19, 2012 at 22:04:01

“they should all be raped! (whoops, did I say that out loud?)”
Strippers 'Hands Down' Say GOP 'Best Customers' At Party Conventions

Strippers 'Hands Down' Say GOP 'Best Customers' At Party Conventions

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 21:07:02 in Business

“Hey, I live in the media market. There are A LOT of clubs in Tampa and other nearby areas. Roeder and Mons Venus are best known. The papers have had a field day covering how the clubs are spiffing up and enlarging, and putting in more VIP lounges, all in prep for the convention. Have your doubts about other GOP coverage (guns are ok, water pistols are not), but this one is on the money.”
Air Travelers Rank Their Biggest Pet Peeves

Air Travelers Rank Their Biggest Pet Peeves

Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 18:01:40 in Travel

“When those were invented, there actually was a space to recline into without shoving the seat into the back passerger's knees. But now instead, we have 3-4 more rows of seats.

They also used to give away free playing cards.”
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Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible For [His] Death As George Zimmerman' (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 23:46:55 in Media

“Has everyone forgotten it was raining? Wouldn't you pull up a hood in the rain if you had one?”

SageFire on Mar 23, 2012 at 23:51:40

“Heck yeah. And yes, they want to pretend it was in a bank.”

Kenny Likis on Mar 23, 2012 at 23:50:28

“And even if it weren't raining? We're asking for it if we have a hoodie on? Sick.”
Cliff Stearns Stars In Today's Edition Of Birther-Pandering Theater

Cliff Stearns Stars In Today's Edition Of Birther-Pandering Theater

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 22:15:49 in Politics

“It's not the heat down here, it's the stupidity.”

mrmikes on Mar 12, 2012 at 22:45:47

“...but it's a moist stupidity.”

chazzman4 on Mar 12, 2012 at 22:39:44

“Maybe the lack of edumaKKKsion and inbreeding! Save your confederate money because the "South will rise again" El humdua'allah

GBA”
Trader Joe's Signs Fair Food Agreement On Tomatoes With Immokalee Workers

Trader Joe's Signs Fair Food Agreement On Tomatoes With Immokalee Workers

Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 21:15:46 in Home

“Gee, they opened their first Florida store in Naples, on Immokalee Road. It leads to the Immokalee fields; think there's a connection? Now if Publix would sign on, we'd all be better for it.”
Westminster Dog Show 2012 Replaces Pedigree Ads With Nestle Purina PetCare

Westminster Dog Show 2012 Replaces Pedigree Ads With Nestle Purina PetCare

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 21:51:06 in Green

“If I recall, the Pedigree shelter commercials are not of the same caliber as "the arms of an angel" ads. I don't remember feeling them as terrible and nightmare inducing. I just think Purina came in with more money. Shame on Westminster.”
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