“I am an atheist, and I can honestly say that I have more respect and compassion for others than most of the people I have ever met. Christmas is actually a pagan holiday disguised as Christianity.
As for respecting others' beliefs, by getting upset about using holiday instead of Christmas, the argument could be made that the Jewish traditions are being disrepected as Hanukkah falls in the "Christmas" season.”
“Christmas is not time of Christ's birth. It is actually a pagan holiday. Was adopted by Christianity to help convert the pagans. The pagans holiday dealth with the Winter Solstice. In fact the Christmas tree is directly from this.
As for the time around Christmas, there is also Hanukkah, so by referring to this time as Holiday Season instead of Christmas Season is showing respect for the Jewish holiday. Or is it only the Christian holidays that matter or deserve respect?”
Nov 5, 2012 at 17:13:56
“It will be used as an excuse to outsource. And shift blame. Citizens United was a horrid decision by the Court. I, too, see it as a threat to our democracy. It has been bad enough lobbyists buying politicans in backroom deals, but due to CU decision it will be blatant overt buying, and the general population will be screwed. The1% is the only ones who can afford to own them”
Nov 5, 2012 at 16:43:50
“The Citizens United decision makes corporations people, so they now can claim it is free speech. It is horrible ruling and needs to be fixed by the legislature passing reforms with amendment to Constitution”
AnAmericanbybirth on Nov 5, 2012 at 16:59:07
“please engage brain prior to posting, if this is proven, it violates election laws, and free speech does not protect actual threats, but this is nonsense as how will such a boss know who an employee voted for, unless said employee makes it a point to tell them?”
“Shows they are desperate and have nothing without a warped pot-kettle personal attack. The thing that I am having a hard time understanding is why & how do they have so much support? Is a large part of our population that scared of time marching forward that they attach to anything to try to drag us backward?”
tarby on Nov 5, 2012 at 14:49:20
“They are afraid of thinking. Also of women, and most importantly, of that BLACK guy in the White House.
It's really disturbing isn't it?”
“Exactly. This is moronic even for the Tea Party and as they put an emphasis on stupidity, that says a tremendous amount. To attack someones stance on the issues is one thing but this is a new liw. And if having kids is important to be a govt official, then why support another childless person. Talk about a mixed freakin message. I am so fed up with the Tea Party and their screwed up stances on everything. I keep hoping that the American people will open their eyes and say enough of the moronic xenophobic childish stances. We want ADULTS to be in the governing bodies. I want the people to open their eyes and see how the Tea Party wants to drag us back in time. That they are so scared of peopke who can think for themselves that they will do anything to hold back the country. They have no concept that interconnections are GLOBAL and it will never return to the way things were in the 1800s...which is where the f'd up views come from (including attacking a candidate dor not gaving children). Sorry for the diatribe. I am just frustrated with small, petty people. Thank goodness it all culminates with election day tomorrow.”
lgbell10 on Nov 5, 2012 at 20:50:03
“I totally understand...ever since the tea party surfaced, I have felt that "hate is a strong indication of a person's weak intellect! And this statement is true for the tea party...every tea party person that I have ever seen being interviewed shows just how low on an intellectual level they really are!”
“Most Catholics do not have a problem with borth control or gwy marriage. The Church is out of step with the congregation. If the Church wants to wade in on politics, then they do not get tax exemption. Cannot have both ways”
“No, she does not. It is part of a PATTERN. If they had not continually shown their disdain of women, then it may not be that big of a deal. The issue is the way the Republicans, in general, view anyone that is seen as "other". The high jacking of the Republican party by the extreme right does hurt them. The views are misogynistic and xenophobic. These are not views that should be held, much less celebrated, in todays world.”
“Thank you. Love it when a male sees and is offended by how overtly they show their prejudices. And I am not trying to sound discriminatory as I truly believe the people who hold this type of backward views (and there are women who have this view, too...though maybe a smaller minority) are an ever shrinking minority. I sincerely hope we continue making progress towards ending prejudices and the best way is for unity. So thank you sir for standing with us. :-)”
“And charming. And a psychopath. Yes you are correct. Vote Republican. We may be psychopaths, but at least we are attractive, so as we remove your rights to make informed choices, you will not know it because you will be too distracted by all those lady hormones.”
“They are only trying help so women do not make anymore mistakes in the same line as Eve. Eve shows women are not capable of thinking things through, rationally, and it also shows how women are evil and lead men astray. So, it is best to make sure the hard decisions (like birth control, etc) are made by the men. They are only trying to protect silly women from themselves.”
Pappa D on Nov 2, 2012 at 17:14:56
“How do we really know it was Eve who made a so called mistake?
After all that book was written,edited and put together by men. So it seems since the beginning men (most men) have been blaming women for some made up mistake as an excuse for something that they themselves more than likely initiated.
As obviously there was no one else around to blame. And now in this day and age
they themselves believe this made up story so they think they are righteous and
use this belief to justify their delusional belief that they have a God given right torighttwomen how they should live their lives.”
“Their Republican men tell them that they really do not have gender issues. It is all a lie perpetrated by the liberal media and all those silly liberals. They remind their women folk that the only issues they need worry their pretty little heads with is what to make for dinner and how to be a baby factory...as those are the reasons God made the women without working minds. We all know that the right sees the truth...Eve screwed up so have keep rest of the women in line to ensure Gods will is done”