“30%?? Try 50%!! Those on Section 8 pay 30% of their income, while the middle class gets no help and can simply work harder. I'd bet if you remove the numbers of those with subsidies, it will be a lot higher than 30% of people's income. It's a big rip off!”
“Trust me. The other side would have been much worse. Romney made his fortune gutting America's middle class. He enjoys it as much as if it were an actual sport!”
TrenchThoughts on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:14:53
“You are trying to justify your blindness. You have no proof Romney would have been worse. You decided to rehire and corporatist and the man that Assassinates Americans and signed indefinite detention into law. YOU did that and now you soothe yourself that Romney would have been worse. PROVE It sassy. Prove your claim that Romney would have been worse for this country then rehiring Obama who faces No accountability.”
topkatnc on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:07:28
“Sweetie , I'm and Independent ... I think for myself .. I don't listen to the Bozo's in Washington and they don't care about you or me ... That's why I am an Independent .”
Jack the Snicker on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:02:00
“Oh well that's alright then we'll stick with the Lyin' King shall we..?”
“LOL!! And THIS is the man that the right wing calls a 'liberal socialist'!!! He is the BEST REPUBLICAN SINCE CLINTON!! The D's and R's have been collectively s*rewing the middle class to the wall for DECADES!!!
But let's keep fighting over abortion and gun control, because THOSE are really the things that pay our bills and help us navigate our lives!! LOL!!
We need a People's Party, as the Demo & Republicons are content sticking it to us without shame or consequence!”
edbac333 on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:06:50
“F & F indeed!!!! This is one of the best posts I have seen in awhile”
“I follow many of your points, but here is why it doesn't matter, this misandry v. misogyny theory. Women are still losing as evidenced by...globally women still hold less than 1% of wealth, yet are 40% of the workforce, are still victimized (1 in 3 women in her lifetime- in America-I'd hate to hear the statistics from other regions of the world), we are still paid less for often doing MORE work, still bear the burden of caring for homes and children- and parents and in-laws, and far too many are still living- in regards to many parts of the globe- in the literal dark ages with no access to family planning options, protection under the law or even a right to an education. In Saudi Arabia, they are arresting women for DRIVING!
Yeah, men can get s*rewed in court for custody and child support, but not too long ago- a few generations- women would lose their children in divorce and couldn't even petition the court because of their sex! In terms of child support, it is a percentage of their income. My income, on the other hand, NOBODY cares whether or not I spend 100% on my son. There is nothing wrong with equalizing a child's living arrangements. You'd think a good father would want that.
“"globally women still hold less than 1% of wealth"
This is completely false. Women in America alone own 5% of the world wealth. This unattributed B.S has been floating around for decades.
Do you realize how old and tired that rant of yours has become? This game of exploiting men with demands for sympathy while showing men NONE have gone on for far too long. The type of women who would push these double standards of compassion are not the people who should be leading the sexes into a more equal future. They may be very good at extracting things from men but they are not good at fairness.
I think people are better off doing gender without the gender bias feminists can't help bringing to the table. Aside from that we need to alter the biased policies put in place because of feminists false assumptions about men and society. Equality is pretty straight forward and people can figure out fairness on their own without 'experts' with an agenda rigging the game to favor one side or the other.
Misandry has been winning for a long time.
Your idea of misogyny is women not getting absolutely everything feminists want whether or not the women in question actually are seeking it.”
“Please get educated before you speak. For most AAs (I'm assuming you mean African Americans), guns are already 'outlawed' to them, as our legal system, from the cops to the courts, go above and beyond to ENSURE that AAs have police records that ultimately make them ineligible for things like voting, jury duty, college grants, public assistance and GUN OWNERSHIP. Yes, a TON of gun crimes are committed by AAs; however, there are a number of factors that contribute to this fact outside of race. One of the most important factors is that there are countless gun dealers that purchase large stocks of guns at gunshows legally, and then dump these guns into the inner city illegally, but are never held accountable. Newtown guns were LEGAL, and in the home and hands of a crazy yahoo, who with rational gun laws in place, would not have had access. This isn't about being ignorant, hateful or having a pigeon-hole perspective, it's about children dying because we refuse, as a nation, to make efforts to change anything.
I believe in second amendment rights. I also believe in common sense.”
“I guess you're admitting you're bad in bed??? I was JOKING, kind of. Men don't suck in bed because they don't 'care for' the woman, as their egos won't allow it. Believe me, you ALL do the best you can in bed.
I dated a man for months only find out he was terrible, and he wanted to marry me. Had I been less of a woman, I would have said yes because it would have meant EASY STREET for me. I'd rather make my own money and have a good lay. Sorry if that is too crass for a lady, but I don't strive for that title. Way too socially constructed. I'm more of the huntress variety who sees the kitchen as a cell, and the world as my playground.
And believe me, I am fully aware and OK with how little my perspective matters to the world, for if it did, this world would definitely be a better place to live in, branding excluded.”
'Education systems that assess actual information application rather than administer simple multiple choice assessments show gains in education"
The biggest challenges presented by our 'education problem' in America? We seek the CHEAPEST FORMS OF ASSESSMENT POSSIBLE and deny access to technology to the majority of our students. And we wonder why we are stagnated? Four decades of 2nd World development and design in the USA by the gilded elite. Remember that the next time you stand to pledge the American flag that was 'Made in China'. BTW- CHINA has the fastest growing middle class. Who has the fastest shrinking???? Say it ain't so, Joe! The good ol' USA!”
“Funny. As a woman, I most regret not branding those who sucked in bed, as it would have saved another poor woman future regret! :) There is no bad sex except for unsafe sex, and sex that is BAD!”
Phil Mattaleven on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:59:24
“Did you explain to them that they were not up to snuff in that department? How else are they supposed to learn?”
reciprocat on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:10:58
“Hmm...do you think that would work for guys too? The ability to brand you with what you were like in bed...maybe a 0 through 5 stars system? Girls who perform expertly without b.s. are fivers and girls who make you go through three dates but won't swallow or anything get 1 or zero stars? I guess that would be fair for both sides to have that capability. How about it? How would you fair?”
jf12 on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:01:52
“Methinks thou hast contradicted thyself.”
justanothergrandma on Dec 3, 2013 at 04:07:21
“actually that was my thought when I read regret #1 for women. It wasn't who but how bad the first was that they regret.”
EqualityEd on Dec 2, 2013 at 21:44:23
“You know when men really suck in bed? When they care little for who they are sleeping with. I don't hear men whining about women who are lousy in bed despite the fact plenty exist. I guess when you think you're handing out some grand prize it changes your perspective on things.”
“She should have applied the 24-hour rule before finalizing the notice, as the bite of it would have been revised out. At the same time, it is a national disgrace that we willingly and constantly send children home to unproductive and selfish families that are more concerned with an annual earned income credit tax check than they are a child's reading ability.
Unkept children often become incapable students, and finally, unproductive adults. There is NOTHING wrong with trying to nip this reality in the bud early!”
“If we can pay for war, tax breaks for millionaires and grants to faith based organizations, we CAN pay for birth control! In fact, that is one of the BEST investments, next to education, that we can make as a society.”
“Christ gave away EVERYTHING he owned. Not many people I've met would do anything like it, including myself. Remember the story from the Bible of the poor woman who gave a pittance next to the rich man who gave a bounty. Jesus himself exclaimed that she gave MORE. This is a problem that many with wealth will face. I only hope upon death, they first see a camel, and then the eye of a needle, as this would be a reflection of true poetic justice. As one who is not religiously inclined, I often laugh at the hypocrites who attend church on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and then spend the remainder of the week in judgement and contempt of others.
You must be one like those I speak of, or this wouldn't bother you so much.”
Marshmuddy on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:18:30
“Wow, again. You really are full of presumptions. And arrogance. And, ironically, hypocrisy & contempt (based, of course, on nothing more than presumptions). If you actually know, 1st hand, lots of people you feel the need to laugh at, perhaps you should consider changing the company you keep. Also, perhaps you should consider praying for them instead of laughing at them.
Yes, I am familiar with the story of widow who quietly gave all she had, verses the wealthy Jewish leaders who flamboyantly gave but a small portion of what they had. Jesus was pointing out the difference between selfless & sacrificial giving borne of a loving heart verses the non-sacrificial giving of a greedy, selfish & pride filled heart.
FYI, I think you are confusing Christ & St. Francis. Christ was born into a poor family & never had much as far as material possessions to give away. There is no reference in scripture to Christ giving away EVERYTHING he owned, although I'm sure if he had things to give away, he would have done so. St. Francis (of Assisi), on the other hand, was born into a wealthy family & did give away most everything he owned.”
“WOMEN pay taxes. If a business, whether for profit, not for profit or religious, benefits from taxation, then BIRTH CONTROL MUST BE COVERED. How can my tax dollars provide 'faith based' grants, but my RIGHTS be circumvented for the ideological fantasies of others? Women should be exempt from taxation if this occurs, as it is a glaring example of TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! A woman's fertility is directly correlative to her degree of poverty. DON'T TREAD ON MY RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS!”
ObiRich on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:29:29
“Nobody is taking any of your "rights" away. They are just saying that if you want to exercise that "right" then you should pay for it. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that there's no cost to exercise a right. Kind of like if you want to exercise the right to bear arms, nobody is going to give you a gun and ammo.”
“Good luck! We are Capitalists in Christian clothing, and our 'beliefs' rarely shadow our acts.
For anyone attending church on Sunday with a BMW and a new suit, you already missed the point of Christianity and are simply there for your own sense of personal delusion and self-righteousness.”
Marshmuddy on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:57:10
“Wow, presume much? For all you know the guy driving the BMW might have just donated a good sum of money to a needy cause. For all you know, the guy driving the BMW donates a lot of his time to meals on wheels, the homeless chelter or the food bank.”
“As an Independent, I scoff at both sides because they collectively s*rew us. Regardless, your post is laughable, as there has NEVER been a time that the filibuster has been more abused than now. And you know it. The rule change was necessary, and the Republicans caused its need. I think the R's need to be careful, as they have alienated enough demographics to potentially lose any chance at a presidential election in decades- literally.”
Turnout on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:22:33
“I just find the hypocrisy all too predictable. And as far as alienating voters, Democrats aren't far behind. But people will still vote for them, because at the end of the day, bragging rights trump the future of this country.”