"According to federal data collected from police departments, in 2005 approximately 40% of female homicide victims ages 15-50 were killed by either a current or former intimate partner. In over half (55%) of these cases, the perpetrator used a gun."”
Berettasskeeter on May 1, 2014 at 15:11:57
“So, what is the precise number? 2011 figures are available. How many would have been prevented from killing? How many were already disallowed from firearms possession?
“I don't think he meant physically "starving". Guess unlimited meals, 35 flex meals to use after main dining halls close and the equivalent of $500 a semester to use at on campus restaurants isn't quite cutting it. I really hope he gets a big enough sign on bonus with the NBA, otherwise he won't be able to meet his high food budget.”
“So the super wealthy should be able to buy as much influence as they can afford? Helping to further a political system where the politicians they help elect are indebted and hold that wealthy individual's ideology above their constituents? Certainly sounds like a "freedom of speech" issue as the Speaker of the House so eloquently put it.”
KayoFrisco on Apr 2, 2014 at 12:18:05
“Money is free speech and those with the most money now speak the loudest.”
“There is no ranking system by the NHTSA within the 5 star rating. A car achieves it or it doesn't, (most don't). Tesla claiming this is the "safest car" in history is just a publicity stunt to drum up more interest.”
Frostfly on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:21:17
“sure, why read the article when you can argue with it while knowing nothing.”
“"We're going to have strict enforcement. If there are any demonstrations, we are going to clear the gallery," Dewhurst said Thursday. "I hope we don't get to that point but if we do, we do. This is a democracy and we will not be interrupted from doing the people's work by an unruly mob."
This is a democracy and I will not be interrupted from doing I believe is the right thing for women and their bodies is more or less what he meant”
Freethinker01 on Jul 12, 2013 at 18:09:19
“An unborn baby is not "a woman's body". It is a completely separate and DNA-unique human being that happens to be residing inside of a woman's body.
ALL human beings deserve Constitutional due process.”
ivsciguy on Jul 12, 2013 at 17:10:31
“Since when were democracies not allowed to have protests?”
“Felt this was appropriate, some words from John Adams:
"The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not."
I think that it would be a small price to pay for millions of Americans to be able to celebrate their country's Independence with fireworks, parades, etc. I think more and more in today's society that is something that is missing in this country. Independence Day can be a time for us all to join together as citizens of this and rejoice in our freedoms.”
Jennifer Mead on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:30:52
“The rich can buy and sell any celebration that the middle class would really enjoy. But why give us one? They only want our blood sweat and tears, not our loyalty or our patriotism. All the money is in the 1%, peasants don't deserve celebrations.”
Husaria on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:30:24
“We are swapping our fireworks for whoopie cushions”
“Now a real maverick would say how the failed legislation would have violated our 2nd amendment rights and presented an alternative. I like Pryor and where he is coming from, but you need to have solutions, or at least some thoughts to put on the table.”
Republicrat1776 on May 31, 2013 at 11:19:42
“Except that it actually wouldn't have violated the 2nd Amendment in any way whatsoever....”
alumcreek on May 31, 2013 at 11:16:03
“No right winger has solutions or thoughts. They scold and accuse but they accomplish zilch.”
“Wow, I never knew she actually said "Let's repeal this (Obamacare) before it literally kills people."
She sounds like that outrageous sorority girl that went on the email rant that was in the news recently.”
99er2049er on May 30, 2013 at 10:11:48
“I am amazed everytime someone shows video footage of Tea Partier Republicans in private speeches before people at private conventions and they make up some really wild conspiracy theories and I can't believe the people in the audience are shouting back "come on, I paid $5,000 a plate to hear you tell me fairy tales, really?"”
“"Rather than continuing successful counterterrorism activities, we are changing course with no clear operational benefit."
Rather, Obama would be refocusing national security resources on the threat of homegrown terrorism.
It is clear that this Senator is speaking loudly enough so that he cannot hear anyone else. He obviously wasn't listening when the POTUS spoke and his actions now are clearly those of an obstructionist.”
Freespeechrules on May 24, 2013 at 15:21:37
“Ah....so THAT'S why he is going after simple journalists huh? And THAT'S why he wants to close Gitmo.