“Dems have been complaining about subsiding sports forever. It is one thing to bring a new team to a depressed area but it is another to lure teams with taxpayer money. The big beneficiaries are the owners and city officials who get free trips and Suite access which is all legal.
Think about Bush Jr. With very little capital he is invited to invest in a baseball franchise by Daddy's friends. He gets the taxpayers to fund the stadium he gets to sell out at a huge profit and with the "good will" gets him elected Gov and Pres. And the supposedly conservative people of Texas say it is the American way.
It is just another name for welfare and entitlement.
I hope Atlanta sues to remove their name :Atlanta" from the team.
And if the Braves can move why can't the Oakland A's move to San Jose?”
“I would hope considering Russia's brutal human Rights record that the US and other countries would send only small contingents to the Olympics. Maybe an under secretary and an assistant. Why should we send some big expensive entourage, why should any Democratic nation.”
rafey on Dec 8, 2013 at 10:11:48
“Agreed but we really shouldn't send anyone as any official would be a declaration of 'yea.'”
“When Jeb Bush is pontificating on "Meet The Press" or some similar program trying to sound smart and reasonable it would be nice if the host asked him about this particular news flash. But we will never see a host on one of the so called liberal outlets ask a right winger anything that might embarrass the right winger.
It is as if the hosts are afraid of being accused of being liberal by asking a straightforward question about something stupid a right winger has said or done.”
“Milton, much of the Dr's research is based on other research paid for by the US government. I know that Republicans have cut funding for medical and scientific research because they have some wacky idea that if research does not instantly show a profit it is worthless. And they think that the private sector does it better.
The private sector does not do basic research. Almost everything we know about Type 1 diabetes is because of government funded studies. Your health has probably been improved because of government funded studies.
Oh and notice the good Dr. is in Calif. That over taxed over regulated Blue State.”
“Oh also where was the judge? At least two judges looked at this.
When he was asked to plead guilty a judge saw he had been in jail for almost 3 years. The judge did not ask why there was such a delay The . judge needs to be investigated. Justice delayed is justice denied”
“Where was this young man's attorney? If the State was asking for continuances why did the attorney agree? The only thing standing between treatment like this for everyone is a semi decent competent attorney. I hope the state bar investigates”
The Rifleman on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:36:00
“I wonder if he was being represented by the Public Defender. It would be good if articles like this provided more information.”
“Are you kidding? Last spring the House and Senate each passed a budget. Normally the budget would then go to CONFERENCE Committee to iron out the differences. The REPUBLICANS refused.
So then at the deadline loomed the house did pass a CR and the Senate passed a CR but left out the part that ends the ACA. The majority of house Republicans refused to pass a CR unless it ended the ACA. A lot of Republicans said they wanted to shut down the government. Look it up.”
exitar01 on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:23:05
“Us rational people know this.
Your are, however, talking to one of the irrationals that believe everything that Fox News tells them.”
“Dr. Soon Shiong was working for a cure of Type 1 Diabetes.. He besides having investors, accepted donations in the search for a cure. But his brother claims he used the resources of Diabetes research to fund his company for cancer treatment.
Do those people financially supporting Diabetes research feel screwed?”
“Where was the state of Wyoming when the turbines were being planned?
Is Wyoming like some Third World state that agrees to any business development without regard to the environment. Avian deaths from Wind Turbines has been known for decades and there are established ways to mitigate this.
$1 million is a drop in the bucket for Duke. The Justice Dept let them off easy.
Oh I cannot wait to hear Senator Alexander's ( R Tenn) speech on the Senate floor about the evils of Wind Turbines (avian deaths) and the glory of CLEAN COAL. If you have never heard it try to catch him next time. He give the speech on the Senate floor periodically.”
“I am waiting for Congressman Issa to have a hearing on why the USAF Academy is so hostile to anyone not a fundamentalist Christian. There was that legal action by an alum and his son a few years ago citing examples of discrimination against non fundamentalist cadets. A quick Google search before hiring or an interview should have put the school on notice that this man was a crazy bigot.
The vast majority of Chaplains in the Military are Southern Baptists, though that is not the majority religion in this country or even the military. Does the military do this on purpose to indoctrinate the service members?”
“The reasoning is stupid. If a fetus cannot be aborted because it is a life. Then why can a fetus that is a result of rape or incest be aborted. according to Senator Graham and the Republican Party. It just does not make sense. Child birth is a serious event and there is no guarantee that the woman will not experience a negative event. .I am afraid that Sen. Graham is trying to win re election on the wombs of woman. The Catholic church in America is very political. Bush was the king of the Death Penalty. and there was always some prince of the Church in Scarlet by his side. But the Church is clear on one point, abortion is murder even to save the life of the Mother. At least they are consistent on this one thing unlike the fundamentalists of the Republican Party”
“Besides not being able to deduct their fines they should not be able to deduct any of their legal fees. law firms drag all this stuff out because they can make more money and companies like JP Morgan can write them off so it is a Win Win for the banks and their lawyers but it is no deterrent to bad behavior”
Nov 5, 2013 at 00:58:09
“Hopefully the presence of an attendant will remind (or embarrass men) to wash their hands.
So Mr. Blodgett waited tables as a young man. Was it a Fridays or Red Lobster?
I would think someone who kept the facilities clean and reminded men to zip up would be welcom”
consprcy carrot on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:11:33
“I hope you choke to death next time you dine out.”
“So the UK is a socialist country. So is Germany, France Switzerland etc. If Obama was really liberal we would have a single payer system. He is a center pragmatist.
We as a country cannot keep paying the huge medical bills. Even Republicans think that healthcare is too expensive, which is why the American Enterprise institute suggested mandatory insurance in the early 90's
I am positive that you do not and will not use SS and Medicare because it is Socialist
and forget about the VA and that Socialist program”
“Congressman Braley wants urban Dems to support a Republican farm bill that drastically cuts food stamps (Military personnel and veterans use Food Stamps)
to makes sure that his constituents (farmers) and big agriculture get to feed at the trough of the federal government. That is not an attempt at being bipartisanship, that is wanting to get re-elected no matter what.”
“I do hope at the Q and A afterwards that someone asks if this is his first sexual experience. There are women who engage in oral sex with men but claim they are virgins
This is a sad commentary on Western Society. Young people sexting and publicly displaying their every thought and action.”
chopperx on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:02:42
“Western society is fine.”
rnl52 on Oct 26, 2013 at 22:38:15
“But, they will live long enough to regret it. I'm glad there weren't Facebook and cell phones when I was young and doing stupid stuff. Lucky I'm still alive.”
“Since the will is being contested the article should state what were the major bequests in the will. In other words who was mentioned and who was not. The article should also mention what is the basis for O'Neals claim. Did she mention him as a recipient of the remainder of her estate. What is the value of her bequest to the University? For tax purposes? What possible value could her letters and scripts have? Is it a tax dodge
Don't we all know someone who corresponded with an old flame or some new internet romance but had no interest in consummating.”
HERSOULMATE on Oct 25, 2013 at 07:18:50
“all of that is none of your buisness,the will isnt being question,this is between ryan and the university,ryan wasnt mention ,boyfriend(greg),dad,son those are the 3 personal ones mentioned”
bobk in nh on Oct 24, 2013 at 23:50:04
“how come there's always some poster who wants the article to include everything they think should be in it, like some investigative piece. The things you mention are not the subject of this article nor re they news. AND YOU ARE INCORRECT- the will is not being contested. The university is suing Oneal for keeping something left to them in the will that he has kept.”
“The Dems have asked the Republicans 18 times to negotiate the budget over the past 5 months . The Republicans have refused and NOW they are saying we need to talk. Could you please get your facts straight”
CL38 on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:51:16
“Think you missed that I was dripping with sarcasm.”
“There will be plenty of Royals as Godparents. There will probably be 6 or so.
Please do not state that Kate is a regular girl. During her school days she traveled in very
lofty circles including Royal circles”
“This country has had debt since its founding. Only one elected Republican even mentioned debt from 2001 to 2007. We do have a long term debt problem but it is something we need to address in the long term. I cannot think of a financial advisor or economist(not on the payroll of the Koch Bros) who does not think that the debt should not be addressed by raising revenue and cutting. spending. Maybe hedge fund managers earning $15 million/yr should have a higher tax rate than 15%. Maybe oil companies should have a few less tax breaks so when they are earning record profits they actually have to pay income taxes. But the Republicans won't even talk about it.”
just4pixx on Oct 8, 2013 at 22:57:37
“I think there was one year with no debt actually. It's not just oil companies and Warren Buffet. GE a year or two ago made 5 billion, paid 0 taxes. Big corporate America rarely pays what it should in taxes. Take a bow Fascism. And its not just republicans. Remember the big bailout? The same game that is happening now happened then. People who didnt vote for it did as soon as amendments were added that paid them somehow, both R and D. As for the debt problem it should be addressed now but handled long term. I think I get what youre saying though.”
“Mia Farrow who defended Polanski after he pled guilty to raping a little girl. Polanski also had other intimate relationships with Minor girls but Farrow was Ok with that.
80 yr old rather ill Sinatra had sex with Farrow? And even if she did it is totally classless to bring it up now. Ronan (satchel) is supposed to be some sort of genius does anyone think he got those brains from Sinatra or Farrow.”
“Notice that every Republican who says he will withhold his pay until this is over neglects to mention that they will get their full pay. Maybe a few days late but they will get it all unlike furloughed employees.”