“Seems like the officer already had it in for the mother and the mother was carrying a chip on her shoulder from being arrested 2 years prior. Sad thing is, none of that has anything to do with the 4 year old drawing with chalk. If people are getting that sensitive about such trivial things, God help us in 10 years where we may get ticketed for passing gas in public.”
jonrodger4 on Aug 2, 2012 at 14:47:21
“Felony methane discharge, might be covered under the clean air act. And, it would extend to the privacy of your own home maybe we can put Beano in the water supply. You should turn yourself in and pay your debt to society! LOL”
“From your comment I can say that you haven't been in too many fundamentalist Christian Churches. I have been in plenty of churches that do not preach hate or fear about gays. Being a bigot is simply being intolerant to homosexuality, has nothing to do with hate or fear. Westboro went way too far with this by disrespecting military families. I find it difficult to consider them a Christian church. As far as being intolerant to homosexuality, I will freely admit this. One can be intolerant without hate or fear.”
Hillbilly49 on Aug 2, 2012 at 18:17:10
“All right wing Christians churches preach hate toward gay Americans; reading Huff Post religion section has been full of similar stories.”
“If they do not know that you are a homosexual, how do they even know to discriminate against you?
Also, look up the definition for homosexual, it pretty much tells whom you have sex with and some definitions even include the word "sodomy" depending on which dictionary you use. That being said, just admitting that you are homosexual tells people a lot about your sex life.
When thieves are caught, they go to jail and many lose their rights. When liars are caught in their lies, they lose respect of those they lied to. When adulterers are caught, they lose the trust their spouse and family once had for them. Sometimes this can hurt more than losing rights. When you identify as a homosexual you expect everyone to magically agree with you. That isn't going to happen.”
kenhamlett on Aug 2, 2012 at 18:21:18
“Our media is replete with explicit, vulgar representations of heterosexuality (and when we know you are heterosexual, we know what you are up to sexually -- by the way, heterosexuals are just as capable of committing acts defined as "sodomy" as homosexuals). That does not bother you, because you are heterosexual. But, apparently any mention of the word homosexual renders you unable to cope, and that is a problem with which you should deal. It is true that criminals sometimes lose some rights -- most often temporarily. But, your examples mostly involve diminished respect, hardly as consequential as being denied rights of citizenship.
No one has to magically agree with me. But, I will not quietly acquiesce in the denial of rights to millions of deserving citizens, especially because of the extreme opinions of a relatively small group of citizens -- opinions with most disagree. The good news is that support for equal marriage has reached majority status, and if you look at the youngest three demographic groups, support is overwhelmingly high. So, the days when inaccurate, unfair depictions of our lives can result denial of rights will soon end. For me, it will be bittersweet. After a lifetime together, my wonderful partner died a few years ago (a great cook, I feel certain those in heaven are getting good southern fried chicken), so I will not marry. But, I will work ceaselessly to ensure that others have the right.”
“From reading some of these comments, I can see where a lot of guys have problems "picking up" women. Just a few suggestions:
Be friendly and sincere, make eye contact and smile. Take the prospect of sex totally out of your mind and start a conversation. Within the first 10 minutes of conversation you will know if she is interested in you by actually listening to her and observing her body language. If she moves towards you, she is interested. If she touches you, (even your hand), chances are good for intimacy. If she moves away from you or turns away from you, take a hint and move on. No matter what, always treat her with respect because the woman you may ultimately meet is probably watching how you treat her.”
croshatch on Aug 2, 2012 at 12:54:37
“Very true but some women are very shy and reserved and very guarded about giving any hints that they're interested. I remember one instance where I felt rejected by one woman, but figured I had nothing to lose by trying to start a conversation again. We ended up dating and becoming good friends. If a woman is interested in a guy she should make it clear. Similarly, if you're not interested, make that clear (with respect, of course). Many, or most, of us guys are not that good at reading subtle hints.”
“lol...if the world were primarily gay, humankind would be on the verge of extinction. Thanks for the chuckle!”
Sistagirl Young on Aug 2, 2012 at 09:40:26
“Hello sr25fullauto; Not one of my more compelling arguments; but you know what I was getting at. Don't you? But if noting else I did provide you with a "chuckle." So it wasn't a total loss. Have a great day. Life.”
“Statistically speaking, for every protester there were 10 paying customers. The math really isn't that hard is it?”
kcwookie on Aug 2, 2012 at 08:59:36
“Yep, there are two million citizens in the KC metro area and even with your math, it was still a small minority. In the South it may be higher, but that's the south.
CFA stores are confined the the Red areas of town. The more blue you get the less CFA.”
“The difference is that most adulterers, thieves, liars, etc. tend to keep their sin in the closet and do not have parades to celebrate them. They do not openly declare that they are proud of their sin and usually do not encourage or attempt to force others to accept their sin.
Homosexuals that come out of the closet are publicly announcing that they prefer sex with someone of the same gender. They publicly make this everyones business, then they turn around and cry that what they do in their bedroom is none of our business. Pretty contradictory if you ask me. Then they go on to accuse anyone who disagrees with them of being a bigot and a hater, while they display these very same attributes in doing so.
Personally, if you do not want my opinion then do not tell me your business. Do not tell me you are homosexual and I will have no reason to offer my opinion. I could care less what you do, just keep it in the closet because it really is none of my business.”
kenhamlett on Aug 2, 2012 at 09:25:51
“Your comments simply ignore reality. We make it our society's business to identify and expose adulterers, liars, thieves, etc. -- many times, they also do confess. But, no action is taken or even supported by those who want to block our rights. It is easy to see that heterosexuals are not going to support any action that might somehow, someday affect them. But, they have no hesitation in hypocritcally targeting homosexuals and claiming that it only reflects religious belief
Simply saying that I am a homosexual tells you nothing about my sexual activities,and I would not. I have never once seen a statement by someone who is "coming out" that included anything sexual in nature, but our TV screens and written media are saturated each day with unwelcome nformation of that kind from heterosexuals. Your opinion that homosexuality is a sin is simply that -- your opinion. Fortunately, it is no longer the majority opinion, even among people of faith (and I include myself in that number). Even if you consider it a sin, however, that does not enable you to deny anyone's rights. I am not afraid to tell you that I am homosexual. I hope some day it will not be necessary to mention sexual orientation. But, since too many people still feel comfortable expressing hatred and supporting discriminatory practices toward homosexuals, it is necessary to self-identify and defend ourselves against the lies and unfairness.”
“Reality hits the homosexual community like a mack truck, the majority of us DO NOT agree with you!”
prinzaziz on Aug 2, 2012 at 07:28:43
“Reality has shown and proven that homophobia and bigots like yourself, actually exits in the 21st century! Educate yourselves and your ignorance will disappear like a fairy!”
kcwookie on Aug 2, 2012 at 07:21:45
“What percentage of the US population ate at CFA yesterday?”
TVMVT on Aug 2, 2012 at 07:01:00
“Nice analogy and very true!”
pasquamar on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:58:16
“Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States ...en.wikipedia.org/.../Public_opinion_of_same-sex_marriage_in_the_... Before you post a lie... Please do some current research. Here is a link for you.”
voteforhopeandchange on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:56:50
“F & F sr25fullauto - America stands behind Chic Filet.”
Rusken on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:56:29
“The same "majority" that thought John McCain was going to win the election in 2008.”
mrkdr1 on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:56:29
“Then why have the vast majority of of states voted against gay marriage?”
“In effect nothing. He did not say homosexuality should be illegal and you are part of the problem by implying that he did. Stop lying and trying to put words there that he never said. He has a right to use his profits as he chooses just as you have the right to support any group you choose with your money.”
“I have an issue when someone feels the need to publically come out of the closet and announce to the world that they are homosexual. This means that they engage in sex with people of the same gender. They make this our business by going public, then they turn around and cry that it is none of our business. If it is none of our business, then don't go public with it and try to force us to accept it.”
Sistagirl Young on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:49:23
“Hello sr25fullauto; I don't profess to understand. Being hetero I don't know that I can. But I will hazard a guess and say I think it gets to be a bit overwhelming trying to pretend you're one thing and you're not. You know. Masquerading as hetero so you don't have to put up with the insults, ridicule and other unpleasantries they seemingly are reserved for those who are gay. I think to say "to hell with it and let the chips fall where they may" requires a courage. "I am who I am and accept me or not this is me," or words to that effect. Supposes for the skae of supposition the tables were reversed. The world was primarily gay and you were hetero. I know it's a bit of a stretch...but no one wants to be "odd man out." We all want to be a part of something, in my opinion. It's kind of complicted but if I'm not involved with the individual why should I care who they're involved with? Thank you for sharing. Life.”