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UTC Student Arrested, Forced To The Ground After Challenging Campus Preacher (VIDEO)

UTC Student Arrested, Forced To The Ground After Challenging Campus Preacher (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:43:19 in College

“If we wanted to hear your religious nonsense, we'd go to your church.”
10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:59:24 in Politics

“Better idea: "Hey Mexico. We're sorry. You can have it back."”

dalha on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:03:40

“Luv it! LMAO!”

Dave Mundy on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:12:56

“I love the libs that seem to think the US "took" Texas from Mexico. Texas took itself from Mexico, compadre. And held off Mexican invasions for nine years AFTER we beat them in the most decisive battle ever fought in North America.”
John Boehner Opposes ENDA, Dealing Blow To Bill's Chances

John Boehner Opposes ENDA, Dealing Blow To Bill's Chances

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 11:03:50 in Politics

“Really? Are the Democrats going to field a candidate this time?”

jbsparki8 on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:20:12

“I wouldn't. Most of the hard work has been done already.”
Russia's 'Love Conquers Hate' T-Shirt Protest Features Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonah Hill

Russia's 'Love Conquers Hate' T-Shirt Protest Features Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonah Hill

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 18:08:02 in Gay Voices

“If this was satire, well done.”
Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Passes As State Poised To Become 15th To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Passes As State Poised To Become 15th To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 18:01:53 in Chicago

“The fact that many children don't have a mother and father seems primarily the fault of heterosexuals.

Which is scarcely a justification for alienating gay people from their inalienable rights.”
Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Passes As State Poised To Become 15th To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Passes As State Poised To Become 15th To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 17:59:40 in Chicago

“The Catholic Church — like every other church — is and remains free to refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for anyone.

This vote says the Catholic Church — and other religions — are no longer able to apply religious doctrine to exclude certain people from entering a civil contract.”
Eminem: 'Rap God' Isn't Homophobic

Eminem: 'Rap God' Isn't Homophobic

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 13:26:01 in Gay Voices

“>Eminem has performed with and befriended Elton John...

OIC. "Some of his best friends are gay"?

LOL.”
General Mills Speaks Out Against Minnesota's Proposed Gay Marriage Ban

General Mills Speaks Out Against Minnesota's Proposed Gay Marriage Ban

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 13:19:49 in Gay Voices

“Like voting is just for white men.”
Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells: Study

Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells: Study

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:00:18 in Healthy Living

“This article MUST be false, as I have been assured by the US government for the past several decades that marijuana has "no currently accepted medical use."

This despite the fact that US government itself supplies certain patients with medical marijuana. http://www.mpp.org/media/op-eds/oped-psst.html

It is the position of the US government that marijuana is as dangerous as heroin, more dangerous than meth, and more likely to be "abused" than anabolic steroids, Vicodin or Ritalin.

Seriously.

http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml
David Ellis Edwards, Principal, Raped Boy In Office While Parent Was Outside: Cops

David Ellis Edwards, Principal, Raped Boy In Office While Parent Was Outside: Cops

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 11:39:32 in Crime

“Don't be stupid.”

one1923 on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:13:40

“Sarcasm doesn't come from the stupid.”
Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 14:03:38 in Religion

“Science utterly disproves the Book of Mormon. No evidence of Smith's patently absurd depiction of indigenous technology has ever been found, nor any evidence of the animals Smith claimed existed. Also, DNA proves that the indigenous people were NOT related to Israelites, as Smith claimed.

Smith also claimed to be able to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics before they were actually translated. Smith insisted a papyrus presented for his study was Abraham's autobiography. Of course that was MORE nonsense. That papyrus was later proven to be a perfectly ordinary Egyptian "Book of the Dead."

The entire LDS religion is a fraud, perpetrated by a convicted fraud.”
Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 13:52:32 in Religion

“FTFA: The Mormon church teaches that same-sex attraction is not a sin, but acting on it is.

The bigger sin: telling some people that God says they must live a life without love or the comfort of family.

How much do you have to hate someone to deny them love and a family?”

goleafsgo on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:35:14

“Hard to understand.  I live by the Golden Rule that has been part of human history since long before Jesus was born.  Too bad it is not part of religious belief today by organized religion.”
Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Mormon Leader Calls Gay Marriage 'Immoral': LDS Leader Dallin H. Oaks Tells Conference It is 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 13:23:55 in Religion

“I don't disagree.

However, I would only clarify that marriage is defined as "a civil contract" in every US jurisdiction.

A legal marriage MAY be solemnized by clergy during religious wedding ceremony, but is EQUALLY VALID when solemnized by non-clergy in a secular wedding ceremony.

Any law barring gay people from being parties to a valid civil marriage contract on the basis of "but the Bible says..." is as legally absurd as arguing that gay people should be barred from entering apartment or vehicle leases on the basis "but the Bible says..."

Marriage has also been held a "fundamental right" by SCOTUS in at least five landmark cases. Fundamental rights are yours by virtue of being human, and since gay people ARE human, gay people are entitled to the same rights as...people.”
Cathie Adams, Former Texas GOP Chair: Immigration Reform Will Lead To Mark Of The Beast, 'End Times'

Cathie Adams, Former Texas GOP Chair: Immigration Reform Will Lead To Mark Of The Beast, 'End Times'

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 16:41:13 in Politics

“>>Why can't we have educated lawmakers?

Because we don't have educated voters.”
Cathie Adams, Former Texas GOP Chair: Immigration Reform Will Lead To Mark Of The Beast, 'End Times'

Cathie Adams, Former Texas GOP Chair: Immigration Reform Will Lead To Mark Of The Beast, 'End Times'

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 16:39:34 in Politics

“One of Texas' ranking Republicans opposes immigration reform on the basis it will lead to sharia — justifies bizarre political position by citing...Biblical prophecy.”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 01:33:40 in Politics

“>>After the MLK refresher and at rereading your posts I cannot truthfully find a discernible point in your words...

Obviously I overestimated your ability.

Sorry I took your valuable time away from your coloring books.”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 01:29:12 in Politics

“>>Your argument - BS

Lol, no. The Faithful Execution Clause refers to laws. An unconstitutional act is not a law, because no valid law can conflict with the Constitution.

The FEC doesn't require POTUS to dispense with his good judgment and become Congress' robotic instrumentality.

Imagine Congress enacted the Safe Streets Act, purporting to bar all persons from assembling in public for the purpose of protesting the government, under penalty of death as adjudicated by a non-appealable tribunal, and the SSA also contains a jurisdiction stripping provision asserting that it is not subject to judicial review.

Obviously this act is utterly unconstitutional — stem to stern, right? (I can't invent a more plainly unconstitutional statute). So POTUS vetos and Congress overrides. (Or some lunatic POTUS actually signs it and we're talking about his successor. Doesn't matter.)

You cannot seriously be suggesting that POTUS has a Constitutional obligation under the Faithful Execution Clause to execute and enforce the Safe Streets Act?”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 17:15:50 in Politics

“>>Checks & balances? Yes, that's what the judicial branch is for

No, each branch of our tripartite government is CO-EQUAL. If Congress passes a law that is unconstitutional, POTUS may veto. Then Congress may override that veto. Then the executive may choose not to execute on the basis the law is unconstitutional. Then Congress may seek a Writ of Mandamus to force POTUS to execute. Then the Court may decide whether to grant Congress the Writ., etc.

Did you fail civics, or did they not teach you this?”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 17:10:25 in Politics

“No, it was about people like YOU, who think people being screwed by unconstitutional legislation are somehow being irrationally impatient.

Seriously. Just re-read it.

The Senate majority leader is cheering the fact that the courts finally got around to striking down as unconstitutional legislation that he himself played a substantial role in enacting 17 years ago.

How am I supposed to take one of the most powerful Democrats cheering the demise of a discriminatory law he voted for and couldn't even be bothered to repeal after he realized his mistake?

Democrats deserve no credit for this victory, and shouldn't be queuing up to take any. The political process has clearly failed gay Americans, as you can see by the fact that our rights can only be vindicated by courts.

And don't give me "DADT repeal." They only did that because a federal court declared Congress' military gay ban unconstitutional and applied a global injunction on its enforcement. The Democrats's solution was to replace an incredibly discriminatory law with a typically discriminatory law.”

imtruthmonger on Jun 26, 2013 at 18:06:29

“Thanks, I reread the letter and came away feeling much as I did the first time. MLK succinctly describes each of the injustices he saw in full operation at the time, admonishing his fellow clergymen to act on the inequality that has so hatefully entrenched itself into the fabric of southern culture.

After the MLK refresher and at rereading your posts I cannot truthfully find a discernible point in your words and so will abandon the attempt to communicate further.

Change comes about one individual at a time. All I get is that you are unwilling to forgive Harry Reid for changing his mind, no matter how heartfelt (or lack thereof) it may be.

As I mentioned before, today's actions, much like MLK's comments, are about all of us.

Blaming anything on Harry is a waste of time. He's not a hypocrite, he's a guy who finally got it, and did the right thing.

Harry, like all of us, had to wait the process out.

Thanks for your time.”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 15:37:55 in Politics

“>>It was law and he can't just tell the various agencies to ignore it

He most certainly can — particularly where he is told by a federal court that the law is unconstitutional, and particularly were he finally concedes that fact. To enforce a law he knows to be unconstitutional is a violation of his oath of office. The president swears to defend the CONSTITUTION, not federal statutes.

Are you unfamiliar with how "checks-and-balances" works?

Also, Obama seized every opportunity to vigorously defend all manner of discriminatory federal legislation. You're certainly welcome to cheer the fact that he finally stopped kicking gay people in the teeth over DOMA, but I'd suggest he shouldn't have been kicking them in the first place.”

myjs on Jun 26, 2013 at 16:39:03

“Checks & balances? Yes, that's what the judicial branch is for and how this had to be settled.
This is what is going to happen now.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/06/26/2220411/doma-immigration-judge-stops-deportation/
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 15:33:10 in Politics

“>>Relax, change takes time.

You should read "Letter From a Birmingham Jail."

It's about you.”

imtruthmonger on Jun 26, 2013 at 15:53:51

“I read it in the 1960's and, not coincidentally,  it was about all of us.   ”
Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Edie Windsor's Supreme Court Ruling Reaction Is Amazing (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 15:32:27 in Politics

“It's not moot. Moot means "rendered irrelevant." Reid is claiming "I've always been on your side — the side of equality." That is demonstrably false, so my point is entirely relevant.

Did Portman make me upset? No. But I won't pretend Portman's change of heart was anything but self-serving.”
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