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Michele Bachmann's Stance on Evolution Demolished by High School Student

Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 21:23:32 in Religion

“Hmm, I wish there were a place where we could just type out a question and get a list of resources. It would be like having information at our fingertips. Maybe if I pray real hard, God will make something like a network of information, a web of resources, a virtual library...(Let me google that for you: http://tinyurl.com/5w23cl3)”

Angel1999 on Jun 2, 2011 at 21:49:54

“LOL”
Hijacking Ayn Rand

Hijacking Ayn Rand

Commented May 3, 2011 at 00:32:19 in Books

“Thank you - great post”
Jerry Brown Thought Nazi Comments Were Off The Record

Jerry Brown Thought Nazi Comments Were Off The Record

Commented Jun 21, 2010 at 13:41:55 in Politics

“Yes, being a white man in America is very, very difficult. Stay strong.”
Roxanne Marshall, Rielle Hunter's Sister, Slams Her And Supports Elizabeth Edwards

Roxanne Marshall, Rielle Hunter's Sister, Slams Her And Supports Elizabeth Edwards

Commented May 20, 2010 at 17:21:22 in Politics

“I reject the notion that one must have read Game Change to be abel to comment intelligently on the 2008 elections. Besides, you know what would make me crazy? Having terminal cancer, being in the national spotlight 24/7 and having a husband screwing around on me. Sounds like she was more than paranoid; she was right.”

Kara Nagle on May 20, 2010 at 18:32:27

“I didn't say one needed to have read Game Change. I was saying because they didn't know what Game Change even was may be an indicator to a slim understanding of what happened with all of the candidates during the campaign years that led up to the 2008 election.

I don't mean to justify what Hunter and Edwards did - just to add some hx to the conversation.”
Kris Kobach, Arizona Immigration Law Architect And Bush Lawyer, Running For Office

Kris Kobach, Arizona Immigration Law Architect And Bush Lawyer, Running For Office

Commented May 7, 2010 at 12:05:50 in Politics

“This guy is really creepy and positively determined to stay that way. Check out some of the work he's done and the boasts on his accomplishments. Some of his ideas were even too much for the Bush administration, if that tells you anything. He's been working with municipalities around all over the country, throwing out drafts of legislation to test out constitutional objections in what seems to be some sort of legal experiment to see how extreme he can get with his racism and crazy nationalism.”

jsgaetano on May 7, 2010 at 12:20:04

“That's what we call "the conservative movement".”
Elisabeth Hasselbeck CRIES, Apologizes To Erin Andrews (VIDEO)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck CRIES, Apologizes To Erin Andrews (VIDEO)

Commented May 5, 2010 at 13:34:37 in Media

“Grace, rather than Elizabeth, I think was the implied Hasselbeck.”
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Arizona Ethnic Studies Classes Banned, Teachers With Accents Can No Longer Teach English

Commented Apr 30, 2010 at 13:51:02 in Politics

“With such a rich tapestry of cultures that our country supposedly values, it would be a travesty to not learn about different cultures. Add to that the problem of Texas rewriting text books to suit a christian white man's world/historical perspective and you have an entire generation that are not just being deprived of learning about other cultures but who are also not really learning about their own.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 12:36:22 in Politics

“The responsibility should lie in the building codes of the communities that are allowing irresponsible development, not with the NFIP which is working the way it should : paying out on flood claims. If it is true (again, where's the study? ) and not just the author's misinterpretation (that fourth paragraph is wrong) that the program is disproportionately paying out to property owners that have built in "environmentally questionable" areas, then let's look at WHY they are being allowed to build there in the first place. Likely for the local tax base, I'd guess.
Then again, look at Alabama on the NFIP claims information -- the county with the largest payout is also listed as an ecologically responsible area (locals can correct me if I'm wrong). It really just takes a little bit of research to check on this stuff. I'm not saying that there are not people that abuse government programs (on both sides of the socio-economic line) but that doesn't mean that it reflects on the efficacy of the program itself -- check the community that enables the behavior.”

rocketdog56 on Apr 22, 2010 at 13:29:03

“My guess, the reason they are being allowed to build in questionable areas, they have great views, they can,and do, line the pockets of the people that are charged with making those decisions”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 12:20:32 in Politics

“Look, if you don't believe it, talk to your insurance agent or go to the NFIP website and look it up. That's, of course, the difference here: where's the study that we can look up? There's no link and it's not listed on the Institute's website, at least that I can find.
If you still insist on not believing the facts after actually bothering to check them out yourself then yes, your belief is irrelevant.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:46:50 in Politics

“When I was scraping by and driving a $600 car, I hit another p.o.s. car with a driver in about the same financial mess as me. Really glad that when they needed to go to the hospital my insurance paid for it rather than getting sued or having my wages garnished.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:44:36 in Politics

“It's not just waterfront properties that flood. Every single state has had flood claims. I wish the horribly written article would at least link to the study. If the study is showing a link between income level and flood claim frequency, then let's see it.”

Carpetbagger 68 on Apr 21, 2010 at 14:16:22

“the funny blue letters in the second paragraph are the link. clicky clicky, there's the report.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:22:00 in Politics

“This is simply a horrible article--that fourth paragraph is atrocious and not at all an accurate description of how this program works. Completely misleading!”

panamajohnny on Apr 21, 2010 at 14:18:10

“No, it's not horrible, just overdue. I'm not poor, but have resisted getting waterfront property because I've known that the flood-insurance program was inequitable and at some point would have to be discarded to let the buyers self insure.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:17:24 in Politics

“You're kidding, right? You realize that even homes that are not built on the coasts can be flooded, right? I mean, even KS had over $80m paid out in flood losses last year and there aren't a lot of super wealthy coastal mansions around here.”

rivera151 on Apr 21, 2010 at 13:22:37

“Melra,

MWBrunette's point was that you can find private insurance for those not on the coast. So of course she realizes that non-coastal homes can be flooded. Every home should have flood insurance, bought privately.”
FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:13:39 in Politics

“It seems like the comments are getting a little feverish and the article doesn't inform so much as hype.Is this a published study? I can't find it anywhere and there is no link in the article. You can see claim information on the NFIP website and even a breakdown per county.
There are definite limits in a flood policy and if you're in a flood plain it's pretty expensive. You can purchase excess and there's also some limited coverage you may be able to get from private companies like Chubb that cater to upscale homes.
I just think that there's more to this than what is presented in the article and what may be getting people all worked up about here.”

Carpetbagger 68 on Apr 21, 2010 at 14:21:55

“Hello? The funny blue letters in the second paragraph are the link. clicky clicky, there's the report.”
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GOP "Leaders" Dis Minorities And Poor...Again

Commented Feb 2, 2010 at 10:56:26 in Politics

“Hard to teach someone when your party is busy making cuts to education funding (or are public schools just asking for a handout?)”

jmnd39 on Feb 2, 2010 at 13:29:12

“Actually, the stimulus provided a great hand to make sure state budgets wouldn't fall behind and have to lay off teachers, policemen, and fire fighters. I understand your sentiment; you do not want the government coddling its citizens, but sometimes these programs are necessary. It's not sound judgment to come in with a sweeping hand and declare that all these programs are wasteful (they account for something like 1% of the federal budget, excluding Social Security and Medicare), but if you were to look at each, one by one, maybe you'd think of them differently. At the very least, maybe you would have a more nuanced viewpoint (I like x program because of y. I don't like F program because G. There needs to be more/less of D in the E program) on the whole deal, which is always a good thing.”

tristang on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:40:49

“You don't need money to teach someone. Just their attention.”
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Palin's Hair Shocks Oprah: "What Did You Do?!" (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 24, 2010 at 02:28:21 in Style

“She read all of them”

jazzycafe on Jan 24, 2010 at 03:06:37

“Whatever was put in front of her.......all these years.”
Letterman's Transgender Joke: Did Dave's Jab At Amanda Simpson Go Too Far? (VIDEO)

Letterman's Transgender Joke: Did Dave's Jab At Amanda Simpson Go Too Far? (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 7, 2010 at 22:35:43 in Comedy

“Did anyone else catch that after the commercial break Paul was playing Aerosmith's " Dude look like a lady "?”

ktsunspark on Jan 8, 2010 at 01:24:52

“No one ever said that Paul was any better than Dave.”

wilray on Jan 7, 2010 at 22:56:06

“When I would hear that song, I thought the lyric was "Do the Lucky Lady." A guy in my office told me what it was. I don't think it was because I am gay, but who knows. I just didn't see him as being an Aerosmith guy, but he seemed to enjoy singing it.”
Private College Salaries Of More Than $1 Million Paid To 23 Presidents

Private College Salaries Of More Than $1 Million Paid To 23 Presidents

Commented Nov 2, 2009 at 10:42:02 in Home

“Really? I've been sort of counting on my mind being a source of profit for me...I don't think I can rely on my looks to get me through!”
VIDEO: Kansans Laugh at Rep. Tiahrt's Health Reform Lies

VIDEO: Kansans Laugh at Rep. Tiahrt's Health Reform Lies

Commented Sep 24, 2009 at 15:04:46 in Politics

“This article is overly optimistic. I work in a corporate environment with professional people in Dennis Moore's district. These are people who really ought to know how to educate themselves on the issues but I was just chided this week for being a socialist and wanting death panels, something that I didn't even believe people were still so stupid to take seriously. My in-laws weekly call to point out some horrible thing that Dems have done (they hear it from Rush) and never believe us when we point out the inaccuracies. All media but Fox is liberal, all ideas except cutting taxes are socialist. It's crazy here and I will eat my hat if KS ever goes Blue.”

niblik on Sep 24, 2009 at 16:43:29

“Yeah, I have sadly experienced some of the stuff you mention as well.

In the end, it seems the only way to fight this kind of thing is facts and education. But I don't want Dems to be too passive; we need to show some teeth and remind America that we used to be a nation that looked out for the regular joe.”

provgrays on Sep 24, 2009 at 15:19:53

“Misinformation and lies are the manna of the ignorant.”
Scientists Say Evolution Causing Women To Become Increasingly Beautiful (VIDEO)

Scientists Say Evolution Causing Women To Become Increasingly Beautiful (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 28, 2009 at 22:36:39 in Healthy Living

“God clearly prefers beauty.”
Rahm Negotiates With Blue Dogs, Says Bill Could Come Next Week

Rahm Negotiates With Blue Dogs, Says Bill Could Come Next Week

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 10:57:08 in Politics

“I do not recognize this "Democrat" party. I belong to the Democratic Party. Or was that the word I needed to mark?”
Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Commented Jul 22, 2009 at 14:12:37 in Media

“Your earlier comment implies that the end justifies the means, that she brought this attention to herself because she got upset about it and that she knows it will help her career. So, no, I am not putting words in people's mouths. Read through the other comments yourself.”
Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Commented Jul 22, 2009 at 14:07:56 in Media

“Exactly. It drives me crazy that some people seriously believe that all women would be willing to trade their credibility and professionalism for a bit of internet notoriety. What's worse is that so many media outlets are feeding into this by posting clips and photos.”
Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Commented Jul 22, 2009 at 14:02:40 in Media

“So because she dressed up for an awards event she was asking for it? Evolve, please.”
Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Erin Andrews In Naked Peephole Video Scandal: ESPN Reporter Secretly Videotaped Nude In Hotel

Commented Jul 22, 2009 at 14:01:37 in Media

“It's repugnant to try to claim that this is somehow okay because it will help her career or that she is somehow complicit it its airing. The video is published (and I suspect recorded) precisely because of her career. Her privacy was violated -- no knowledge, no consent. I am appalled to see so many comments essentially saying she should be happy this happened to her because now more people know who she is. It is illegal behavior designed to demean her and give gross people gross thrills. If you view it you should be ashamed of yourself.”

ptfcNassoc on Jul 22, 2009 at 14:06:10

“I was one of those people that said it would help her career but I didn't say it was ok to invade her privacy or that she should be "happy" about it. Matter of fact I read the other comments i don't believe they said that either. Putting words in people's mouth uh?”
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