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Police Shoot At Oriana Ferrell And Van Full Of Her Kids During Wild Stop (VIDEO)

Police Shoot At Oriana Ferrell And Van Full Of Her Kids During Wild Stop (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 00:54:41 in Crime

“Brandondonald, perhaps you are unaware that we live in an age of pervasive information access. The police had ample information about this woman to track her down to arrest her later. Shooting at her children was not only unnecessary, it was potentially murderous. The lack of sound judgment exhibited by these officers is criminal. Did the woman behave badly? Yes. Should her children have been put in a position to pay for her crimes with there lives?

While I hope these guys are brought up on charges, I expect they'll be exonerated.”

Zachary W on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:58:59

“Police aren't in the business of "we'll come back later." She ran and had her son attack an officer. They had no way of knowing if she had kidnapped the children or if she was high on drugs...”
Miranda Rights Won't Be Read For Boston Bombing Suspect: Justice Official

Miranda Rights Won't Be Read For Boston Bombing Suspect: Justice Official

Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 07:43:51 in Politics

“If you believe that terrorism is an effective political tool, perhaps you would enlighten us as to the political, or social, cause that was furthered by the bombing.”

CGOrlando on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:18:38

“Who knows in their case? But, in general "terrorists" are all about their political (or religious) agenda's. It doesn't matter if WE believe they succeeded... but it does matter if THEY think they did.

The next would be terrorist sees all the havoc that these guys created. They see how they have the government suspending rules of law, they see how much news coverage they got and how much they "shook up" the society they hate and they think... "wow, I can do that."

There is a reason that most governments will not negotiate with (or pay ransom to) terrorists that kidnap. It sets a bad precedent and encourages more of the same activity from others. Same principle here.

If there were a complete news blackout on terrorist activity (excepting the most vital news required by law enforcement to catch the perpetrators), and no news stories of the terrorists after the fact... I wonder what would happen.

Of course, politicians wouldn't like it. They use terrorism as a political tool too.”
Marco Rubio On Climate Change: 'The Government Can't Change The Weather'

Marco Rubio On Climate Change: 'The Government Can't Change The Weather'

Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 18:53:49 in Politics

“If good paying, tax providing jobs are so overwhelmingly important to republicans, why don't they push to make the production and marketing drugs legal?”
Bill O'Reilly Wonders Why NBC Hasn't Covered Drones When NBC Broke The Story (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly Wonders Why NBC Hasn't Covered Drones When NBC Broke The Story (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 17:52:10 in Media

“Are you kidding? People at Fox News will say anything they want to support their world view and messaging. The veracity of their statements is of little consequence to them as they know their audience will not check.”
Michael Bloomberg's Contributions To Johns Hopkins University Top $1 Billion

Michael Bloomberg's Contributions To Johns Hopkins University Top $1 Billion

Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 12:19:19 in College

“Dude, if you even have an income, I'd be surprised. The only people who get on a public forum and brag about making $400,000 per year are the ones who don't.”
Michael Bloomberg's Contributions To Johns Hopkins University Top $1 Billion

Michael Bloomberg's Contributions To Johns Hopkins University Top $1 Billion

Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 10:58:12 in College

“I think you meant drivel, not dribble.”

BezerkeleyBear on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:08:24

“I'll accept dribble!”
Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates On Final Obama-Romney Showdown

Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates On Final Obama-Romney Showdown

Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 21:30:09 in Politics

“Hey president Obama, please point out that any eighth grader would say everything Romney's saying. He's spewing motherhood and apple pie, no concrete plan.”
Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates From Barack Obama-Mitt Romney Showdown

Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates From Barack Obama-Mitt Romney Showdown

Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 22:24:20 in Politics

“what we have in Washington is the leader of the senate minority set a strategy of preventing the president from succeeding, mitt.”
Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates From Barack Obama-Mitt Romney Showdown

Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates From Barack Obama-Mitt Romney Showdown

Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 22:23:09 in Politics

“Lets make sure we don't have any of those homosexual parents teaching their kids to shoot AK47s. Amen, MR.”
Joe Walsh Slams Sandra Fluke On Contraception Issue: 'Go Get A Job' (VIDEO)

Joe Walsh Slams Sandra Fluke On Contraception Issue: 'Go Get A Job' (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2012 at 21:42:06 in Politics

“Walsh said that at the DNC, Fluke "tells the American people, I want America to pay for my contraceptives." She said nothing of the sort, nor anything that could even be misinterpreted as that. You're right, this is easy, Walsh hears what he wants to hear.”
Joe Walsh Slams Sandra Fluke On Contraception Issue: 'Go Get A Job' (VIDEO)

Joe Walsh Slams Sandra Fluke On Contraception Issue: 'Go Get A Job' (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2012 at 21:25:28 in Politics

“What's interesting (pathetic) is that she said nothing in her DNC speech about how contraceptives should be funded. NOTHING. She spoke of the way republican politicians would treat issues that affect women. Yet a demand for government paid birth control is apparently what Walsh heard. My take-away is that people like him cannot even listen to others without imparting their distorted worldview lens on the words. If this is true, how can we possible hope to engage in non-partisan dialogue and cooperative work toward a better America? We face a very scary future.”

cbouc40003 on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:42:23

“apparetly you made your comment without getting the facts from the beginning.....The future we face is scary only if U do not change this present government...”

JeanRR on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:38:23

“But do you think Joe Walsh even bothered to listen to her speech, much less understand it? He is just looking for the beginning for another mindless rant.”

Spilperson on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:37:56

“He probably knows she didn't mention it in her speech, but he knows that it is a hot button issue with conservatives, and recent experience shows that many, if not most of them did not see the speech, won't know that he is lying, and will laugh it off as another hit scored on the dems if the truth is forced on them. Romney and Ryan have proven that. It happens on both sides, but the Reps seem to be using it extensively this election. My theory is that some people are looking for any "proof" that will support their dislike of Obama...or any black person in the White House.”

SFSister on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:35:26

“It's the Repug spread of lies and confusion. I wonder, though, how many of these old f*rt Repug Congressmen are getting viagra on our dime?”

Hansy Peguero on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:31:00

“How contraceptives should be funded?? what about with the premiums that millions of women pay in health insurance??”

CountLeo on Sep 8, 2012 at 21:29:11

“Well this is easy - if you've followed Fluke at all do you see her as arguing for state mandated contraception?”
'Lifeguard Style,' Gangnam Spoof Video, Got 14 California Lifeguards Fired (VIDEO)

'Lifeguard Style,' Gangnam Spoof Video, Got 14 California Lifeguards Fired (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 8, 2012 at 21:10:33 in Los Angeles

“Red bathing suites may be a uniform, but in my experience, all lifeguards wear red bathing suits. So, that means the red suit is not representative of the El Monte "brand," and therefor there is no inappropriate use of their "brand" involved. This is different from, say, a group Home Depot employees doing this using the trademarked logos and uniforms owned by HD. Even so, I doubt Home Depot would foolish and shortsighted enough to react the way El Monte did.”
Mitt Romney's Swiss Bank Account Hammered By Democratic Convention Speakers

Mitt Romney's Swiss Bank Account Hammered By Democratic Convention Speakers

Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 10:44:39 in Politics

“What do you think any president can do about the price of gasoline? Nothing. Oil is sold on the world market. Even when it's produced in the US it still gets sold to the highest bidder. What do you think will happen to the price of gas when Mitt starts a war with Iran? You'd better get your Volt now. Please stop falling for the nonsense explanations offered by conservatives on energy costs.”
Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions

Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 07:52:38 in Politics

“DaveNicks, as a liberal, I had to turn away from Ryan's speech because in my estimation it was nothing but digs and blame casting at Obama, lies, and meaningless, empty rhetoric. I'm sure the base loved it. I worry independents who don't check facts might have liked it. I think most liberals despised it. If you call successfully pulling the wool over the eyes of your base, demonstrating on camera how rabid, uncaring, and unthinking they are, then yes, he did well. Did he convert thinking voters to the cause, I doubt it.”

ruthtruth on Aug 30, 2012 at 08:02:10

“Real thinking people who like facts instead of BS will not buy what they are selling . The ones who will believe them are weak, and would rather sit back and let others think for them. F&F”
Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock'

Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock'

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 22:31:41 in Politics

“There is a key word that appears in Smith's statement, "chose." Luckily, in this country she was able to choose whether or not to keep the pregnancy. Also, perhaps even more luckily for her, she chose to engage in the sex act that made her pregnant.”

marluz on Aug 27, 2012 at 22:48:49

“You are right, it was not rape, she knew the father.”
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 20, 2012 at 08:22:54 in Politics

“His foolish statement supports his worldview. He probably heard it somewhere, likely in a conversation with fellow conservatives, and because it's premise was in keeping with his life philosophy, he did not even think to question its veracity. Such behavior is an unfortunate trait of people on all side of the political debate. It seems, however, the those on the right are willing to believe the most silly fabrications.”

gon4gd on Aug 20, 2012 at 08:45:17

“Good one,spleen. That's exactly how the ignorance often spreads.”

joebro1060 on Aug 20, 2012 at 08:42:41

“He definitely messed up with that remark. But if you have ever tried to get pregnant you would realize that it isn't as easy as everyone makes it out to be. A woman is only most fertile for about 5 days surrounding the time when she ovulates. So take 5 days from an average cycle of about 28 days. That means she is most fertile and able to conceive only 17.8% percent of the time. Then you have to add on all the other circumstances like diet and health of both parties. It is just about a miracle that anyone gets pregnant.”

ljb860ljb on Aug 20, 2012 at 08:41:28

“It seems, however, the those on the right are willing to believe the most silly fabrications. ------------- And that is why he made the statement, it solidifies his standing. Apologize all he wants those he is catering to will never hear it even if they are standing right next to him when he does.”
NASA 'Morpheus' Craft Crashes During Test Flight, Explodes At Kennedy Space Center (VIDEO)

NASA 'Morpheus' Craft Crashes During Test Flight, Explodes At Kennedy Space Center (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 08:20:35 in Science

“Wasted? You have obviously never been involved in the development of complex technology.”
NASA 'Morpheus' Craft Crashes During Test Flight, Explodes At Kennedy Space Center (VIDEO)

NASA 'Morpheus' Craft Crashes During Test Flight, Explodes At Kennedy Space Center (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 08:18:44 in Science

“The tenor of the posts on this page is quite disheartening. What do you all think wa should do with our money instead? NASA has made phenomenal accomplishments in its history, which have inspired untold numbers of young people to become scientists and engineers. Our nation will not thrive unless our industries are on the cutting edge of technology. This can only happen if we are a nation of science and engineering. As such a society, we should expect to have the world's premier space flight organization.”
Allen West: I've 'Heard' 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members (UPDATE)

Allen West: I've 'Heard' 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members (UPDATE)

Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 15:34:48 in Politics

“I know people whose gaydar goes off when they see Allen West speak. Just reporting what I've heard.”

Jim NLN on Apr 11, 2012 at 15:36:40

“I just read your post, it must be true.”

blingbling65943 on Apr 11, 2012 at 15:36:11

“sounds like Allen asked, and somebody told....”
Nicki Minaj 'Beez In The Trap' Video: Rapper Releases Sexy Video And Rocks Times Square

Nicki Minaj 'Beez In The Trap' Video: Rapper Releases Sexy Video And Rocks Times Square

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 01:40:43 in Entertainment

“Utterly talentless as a singer. How does she sell records?”

Gib on Apr 8, 2012 at 06:03:09

“Talentless, but udderly.”

marcelitorm on Apr 8, 2012 at 02:09:41

“And she sell literally a LOT. Millions and millions.”
Susan G. Komen Executives Resign Amid Reports Of Internal Troubles

Susan G. Komen Executives Resign Amid Reports Of Internal Troubles

Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 21:43:42 in Politics

“If you give money locally, most of the money stays local. Did SGK national screw up? Big time. Is the mission, especially at the local level, still important. Hell yes. Komen local affiliates work for women and families, and, in my experience (my wife is a local board president), are staffed by dedicated, hard working people who spend scores of hours annually working selflessly for others. Don't let the mistakes of the national leaders ruin your local affiliate.”

Bushisgone on Mar 20, 2012 at 21:49:47

“This charity is over

The people making over 100K a year are frauds

Its a dead charity”
John Boehner: 'Some Of The Dumbest' People In America Are Members Of Congress

John Boehner: 'Some Of The Dumbest' People In America Are Members Of Congress

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 19:53:26 in Politics

“Do you all see that. Right here, in "print" is proof that JB tried hard to do the right thing. It wouldn't be in "print" if it were not true. Right? Why doesn't he also say he gave everyone in America free health insurance and a new car. If he says it, it will appear in print and, therefore, be true.”
Minnesota Girl Was Forced To Give Up Facebook Password, Detained By School: Suit

Minnesota Girl Was Forced To Give Up Facebook Password, Detained By School: Suit

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 19:37:53 in Education

“If cops around the country knew that willfully trampling on a person's rights would get them fired and banned from police work, they wouldn't do it. Unfortunately, they know there will be no consequences, so got right on disregarding the law.”
Miley Cyrus Attacked For 'Forget Jesus' Tweet

Miley Cyrus Attacked For 'Forget Jesus' Tweet

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 18:30:53 in Celebrity

“Amen friend. Burn her at the stake. She is clearly a witch, and our society should demand no less than her silence, if not the end of he miserable existence.”
Gingrich: Limbaugh Right To Apologize For Remarks

Gingrich: Limbaugh Right To Apologize For Remarks

Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 19:44:20 in Politics

“These guys just don't get it. I can't believe the GOP keeps trying to push away moderates. When you operate a non religious organization in this country, you must play by rules of the country. That's the way it works. We Americans have decided we want to provide our citizens' health insurance through their employers. It's only reasonable that we should expect consistent standards of coverage. Furthermore, this issue is not even remotely about individual religious liberty. What about this law forces any individual to do anything against their religious conscience? It only forces large institutions to pay their insurers to provide contraceptives to people who choose to use them.”

therblig on Mar 4, 2012 at 20:02:31

“they seem to think there are enough rightwing bible belters and teabaggers to outweigh the socialist (and godless) liberals and independents.”

roroma on Mar 4, 2012 at 19:56:58

“In the language of Bowen v Kendrick (1988) it was understood that religious-affiliated organizations can receive federal grant $$, but that it could NOT be used to promote their religion, and the organizations could NOT discriminate against those without the same beliefs. In other words, they give up something to get something. I wouldn't be too sure that the Church would win this one in court. Religious-affiliated schools, hospitals, bookstores, . . . benefit from federal and other government dollars in more ways than tax exemption or breaks - like streets & roads, police & fire protection, Medicare & Medicaid funds. They are considered secular in their operations and should abide by the same laws as all other businesses.”
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