“Based on the Bush/Cheney years, and the extreme new levels of obstructionism since Obama's elections, why do you care if you have the last laugh? You should be embarrassed! Face it: if you were working with someone who performed as poorly as the GOP/TP causing you more work, you'd be happy to see them go! Conservatism has become so extreme since the Eisenhower years that it is essentially like a bad religion with little or no grasp on reality. You can survive only by lying, denying, playing on people's fears and hatreds... If the American people would put only half the time into politics they put into reality tv, the GOP/TP would be unelectable...but, I dream...”
“I understood your first post about the Confederate flag being a piece of our history. However, I feel, that, as a piece of history the only place that flag belongs is in a museum. In today's world it has no place on state flags or license plates or baseball caps, etc. I see no difference between it or the Nazi swastika.
I've got to admit I don't understand your second post. Obviously Lincoln was placing the Union before slavery in importance. And I understand that racial bigotry existed in the North then (and still exists today nationwide)...but, I don't see how this Lincoln quote overrules Steven R's comment about what would have happened had the South won the Civil War. Are you looking for some form of purity in thought that doesn't exist?”
Vernon Gudger on Feb 19, 2014 at 16:09:19
“Then why should the current US flag be displayed? You don't know what would have happened, you can only speculate. Lincoln's concern was saving the union, not ending slavery! Lincoln himself was a owner of slaves. Sometime the truth is a bitter pill to swallow!! It is you who is not only looking for purity of thought, but also attempting to cleanse America of its past atrocity by disavowing the truth.”
“How does one measure that? We seem to have a choice: watch Faux News and listen to opinion without any informational reality or fact-based back up or listen to people like Rachel who have the info or facts to back up her statements.
Also, we've spent the past 30 years with a media who was hammered for years for having a supposed "liberal bias". They've done us a disservice by attempting to remain so neutral that they won't even point out the times that facts will easily trump what is being said or point out the times that the speaker goes over the top with his/her rhetoric. A false equivalency.”
“I disagree. When the average person is trying to get by on $50k (or less) per year, why should we shed tears over this tax rate on the wealthy? These folks will have millions, if not billions, of dollars left over to live on every year. If you want to talk about morality let's look at the fact we are supposed to be patriotic enough to offer up our children to fight in their wars. They, in turn, can't be bothered to be patriotic enough to pay their taxes even now at the current US rates.”
sbish on Dec 30, 2013 at 14:02:18
“Why should we shed tears over this tax rate on the wealthy? I wouldn't say we should shed tears, but we should know the difference in what is right and wrong. No matter how much money a person has, at a certain point (far less than 75% of their income) an individual should be considered to have pulled their own weight. At a certain point as a society made up of individuals, we should be embarrassed to ask for any more money from the rich, and look in the mirrors at ourselves to inquire why things are not going better. As for "offering up our children to fight in THEIR wars", it sounds like that is your own baggage, which is none of my business and bears no weight to my thought process for what is moral or immoral.”
“No, you're just paranoid. I'm a 61 year old man living a typical lower middle class life who knows NO ONE who has ever been attacked! Your "personal attackers" largely DO NOT exist! In fact, you're more likely to be hit by lightning than attacked by another person...”
“I was 10 years old at the time of Scott's flight. I loved the space program and kept scrapbooks back in the early days. Sadly I found out recently we spend more for the military and associated agencies in ONE year than we've spent in 50 years of space exploration. I would love to see our nation get back to a more robust space program.”
“Unionized people are NOT thugs...they are your neighbors. Further, if you knew what you were talking about, you'd know that school board members are a part of management and most certainly non-union. Troll your BS elsewhere, please!”
wespenn56 on Sep 23, 2013 at 18:54:01
“Don't confuse the trolls with facts...facts make their pointy little heads hurt”
“Surprised? No. Saddened? Yes. Just another in a very long list of people with power and money being able to avoid paying their due for their transgressions.
We all know what would happen if any of us robbed someone on the street corner of a few bucks...”
drmushm on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:05:48
“Yes! But they will lock up a black man for twenty years plus for smoking a joint...unbelievable!”
“That's what I love about the cons: the corporations are always right. So, you can pollute the Gulf of Mexico and then just move on if you don't get what you want? Wah! Wah! Crybaby corporate mentality!”
“There is an old photo of a president of a steel company being hauled out of his office, in his chair, by two soldiers sent by Harry Truman. Until I see something on that order again, which should have happened at BP, I won't be happy. Face it, I could commit a very minor crime, say a B&E and do more than anyone from BP. BP should stop whining...”
“ Nothing you have said, nothing, justifies the murder of a child. Somehow, call me crazy, but a bullet to the heart is worse than a couple of bounces off a sidewalk. GZ is alive. TM is not. BTW, your version of the "truth" like everyone's is colored by attitude, education, thinking ability, etc. The only truth here, again, is that a child was murdered.”
“Too simplistic! All communities whether black, white, asian, etc have their problems to varying degrees and of varying types. The common denominator that grinds people down is poverty. That is reality. Your attitude smells of blaming the victim...”
bekahlyons on Jul 21, 2013 at 23:36:52
“Simplistic is the rate of HI . NO OTHER community if race had the stunning stat that Black communities have per population stat.”
“Let's not overplay this idea that Zimmerman's head was bouncing off the sidewalk like a basketball being dribbled on a fast break. I saw the photos we all saw. Mr. Zimmerman had two, just two cuts on the back of his head. That does not speak to some out of control beating. What your comment points to is the simple fact that you think Trayvon's death was justified.
BTW, the jury's charge was confining. A couple of nights after the acquittal Lawrence O'Donnell read what the law used to say about manslaughter. Then he played the video of the judge instructing the jury with the language of manslaughter today...language changed by the stand your ground laws. Had that change not happened your "victim" would have sent to jail as he so richly deserves.”
Jayare2020 on Jul 22, 2013 at 13:43:36
“Let's not overplay the idea you have any idea how hard TM was bouncing GZ's head off that concrete sidewalk, or how many times he did or would have repeated the assault. Anyone with a function brain would give more credibility to the opinion of professional medical examiners than to your bias viewing of a couple photos.
BTW, the instruction to the jury were in line with current FL law. If you and Hollywood Lawrence don't like that, then try to convince a majority of FL voters there needs to be a change.
Those who "richly" deserve jail are those who would attempt to lynch the truth along with a politically prosecuted defendant.”
vhope on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50:36
bartonlyle on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:20:07
“Neither you nor I know what really happened that unfortunate night, but was there any physical evidence anywhere on Trayvon's body that HE had been physically assaulted?”