iOS app Android app
Clicking Follow Back will add user to your friends list and may allow access to your Social News timeline..

HuffPost Social News

Badges:
Your Badges and the Badge Module will be removed from your profile

unitron's Comments

View Comments:   Sort:
next
1 - 25
Rachel Maddow Remembers What CNN Used To Be Like

Rachel Maddow Remembers What CNN Used To Be Like

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 19:57:38 in Media

“"Remember when they had reporters with depth, background knowledge, and gravitas? Bernard Shaw comes to mind."

Or Peter Arnett, before they caved to the bullies and fired him.”

KayoFrisco on Mar 7, 2014 at 15:39:48

“Arnett was a solid reporter for CNN. I remember well his reports from Bagdad in 1991.”
'About A Boy' Preview Ratings Are In

'About A Boy' Preview Ratings Are In

Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 07:39:20 in TV

“The 2nd and 3rd episodes are scheduled, but a repeat of the pilot is not.”
'About A Boy' Preview Ratings Are In

'About A Boy' Preview Ratings Are In

Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:28:02 in TV

“And since NBC made it TiVo-resistant by plugging it in after a live event (in which I had no interest whatsoever) that would end "whenever" and has no plans to re-air it in a normal slot, they've told me they don't want me as a viewer of this series.

Same thing with their other new show from tonight.”

logic63 on Feb 24, 2014 at 07:22:46

“it's scheduled so I don't know what you mean”
John Henson Dies: Son Of Muppets Creator Dead At 48

John Henson Dies: Son Of Muppets Creator Dead At 48

Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 00:07:15 in Celebrity

“Apparently the "be extremely talented" genes were dominant over the "very long stretch of good health" genes.”

Marti386 on Feb 16, 2014 at 09:24:28

“"Apparently the "be extremely talented" genes were dominant over the "very long stretch of good health" genes".

I guess that's why today's "exceptional" seem to live well into their 90's. They have no talent. :-)”
Mariel Hemingway's First Kiss Was With Woody Allen When She Was 16

Mariel Hemingway's First Kiss Was With Woody Allen When She Was 16

Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 03:48:15 in HuffPost Live 321

“This isn't exactly a new revelation, since the movie was made about 35 years ago, and the kissing was part of the acting, not part of a real life affair.”

Lisa SpomerKrasnoff on Feb 6, 2014 at 13:23:15

“Well actually it WAS based on a real life affair, between Woody Allen and Stacy Nelkin, although in the movie the character was named Tracy.”
Senate To Vote On New Unemployment Bill That Targets Millionaires

Senate To Vote On New Unemployment Bill That Targets Millionaires

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 19:03:20 in Politics

“"No. Employers pay the unemployment taxes, not the employees"

It's part of the overall cost of having that person on the payroll, just like health insurance and the other half of Social Security, and all the other stuff that you wouldn't be paying out if the position didn't exist, right?

And if the employee didn't deliver that much value and more to your business, they wouldn't be there, right?

So it's all stuff they earned, so it's really their money and not yours.”

shewish on Feb 6, 2014 at 09:00:10

“I'm retired...and used to do payroll..the SUI is state unemployment insurance, and is taken out of the employees pay...the employer paid half..did they stop doing that?”

stopthemadness69 on Feb 4, 2014 at 19:17:27

“I get that. But if a million dollar earner can't collect unemployment, then why would we continue to tax the employer on that persons wages?”
Academy Explains How 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Violated Oscar Campaign Rules In Statement

Academy Explains How 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Violated Oscar Campaign Rules In Statement

Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 03:40:16 in Entertainment

“If it had said "...a primitive culture foreign to her..." it would have have conveyed the idea while acknowledging that it was she who was the interloper, and not they, but as worded it's insensitive to what was done to native Americans.”

Seiena Cyrus on Feb 2, 2014 at 14:52:02

“Again you're taking it out of context, they emphasize the fact that the girls are foreign settlers. You are looking for ways to be offended. I read the whole thing and did not take that word the way you chose to. It doesn't even make sense the other way in the context of the review.”
Academy Explains How 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Violated Oscar Campaign Rules In Statement

Academy Explains How 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Violated Oscar Campaign Rules In Statement

Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 01:40:02 in Entertainment

“The IMDb refers to one of the white girls taken by a raiding party as having been "...Forcibly immersed into a primitive foreign culture..."

Those primitive savages just never understand that when the white man shows up to take your land, the only gracious thing to do is evaporate and take your "foreign" culture with you back to where it...Oh, wait...

(Unless they need you to hang around for a year or so to help them through the first winter and teach them about the local flora and fauna enough to enable them to exploit it.)”

cgait60698 on Feb 2, 2014 at 11:00:01

“BTW, the Nailed it!! is for Unitron”

cgait60698 on Feb 2, 2014 at 10:48:45

“nailed it!!”

Seiena Cyrus on Feb 2, 2014 at 03:24:37

“You're taking it out of context and misinterpreting the way foreign is used. They aren't talking about a separate nation in this case. Lemme use the definition in the sentence to explain "...forcibly immersed into a primitive [strange and unfamiliar] culture." They used the term foreign correctly. For someone who is not native american, nor been exposed to it, as would have been par for the course of the time. Their culture would be primitive strange and unfamiliar.

I've no interest in the movie, there's likely a ton of stuff to have issue with I'm sure. Like the fact that the Native Americans will likely be seen being abusers of the girl, despite the fact that while raiding parties happened, and it certainly would be terrifying for someone not part of that culture, they didn't mistreat adopted members of their tribe, those people became from what I can tell full members.

The term foreign just isn't one of those things because it's been used correctly.”
'I Don't Know What's Going To Happen If I Lose The House'

'I Don't Know What's Going To Happen If I Lose The House'

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 14:20:47 in Politics

“That's 6 years without a full time job, working what part time work she could get for no better than $8 per hour.”
'I Don't Know What's Going To Happen If I Lose The House'

'I Don't Know What's Going To Happen If I Lose The House'

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 14:06:21 in Politics

“She doesn't say how long ago she bought the house or whether she's underwater on it, but I'd think that the central Virginia housing market is closer to Rust Belt than Inside The Beltway, so selling might not have produced any equity.

Also, she was well into her '50s when she got laid off in '07, which means being likely not to get a full time gig no matter where she moves.”

ericlibertarian on Jan 15, 2014 at 14:19:53

“She has 60 acres in Central Virginia and a mortgage of $90K....she is well in the black there. Lots of folks in Northern Virginia have been buying up the larger parcels in Central Virginia and Northern Neck so the market is there, I know.”
'The Daily Show' Takes On 'The Five' And It Is Unforgettable

'The Daily Show' Takes On 'The Five' And It Is Unforgettable

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 12:38:55 in Media

“Worth watching just for the line "ScumBob BigPants".”
'The Daily Show' Takes On 'The Five' And It Is Unforgettable

'The Daily Show' Takes On 'The Five' And It Is Unforgettable

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 12:23:44 in Media

“.
Please indulge my curiosity, if you would.

Who and what do you like about The Daily Show?.”

LostInTheStars on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:35:36

“Everything but Samantha Bee. The rest of the show is brilliant satire.”
Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 22:32:26 in World

“Because power vacuums always work out so well.

Especially in countries that have nuclear weapons.”

Stoopid American on Dec 25, 2013 at 02:26:31

“The Kim dynasty has to end someday. The people of NK have suffered long enough. Yes, there are risks. But what is the alternative?”
Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 22:28:41 in World

“The The New York Times, of course.”
Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance

Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance

Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 09:41:41 in Politics

“"Volcker Rule Lets Big Banks Judge Their Own Compliance"

What could possibly go wrong?

: - )”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 07:45:10 in Crime

“The way she was driving made it the equivalent of a deadly weapon, and a real and present danger, regardless of her intent.”

Rodrockler on Dec 7, 2013 at 17:32:37

“Look, You have no tenable position here to support using deadly force in this situation.

NONE!
You are using speculation and an incomplete observation to base your position.

In a court of law, you would be overruled.
I also tend to think you are allowing a racial bias to influence your argument.
If so, you are what is wrong with this country right now....
Btw, the officer was fired!

I stand correct.”
CDC Study Links Camp Lejeune Water To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects And Cancer Before 1985

CDC Study Links Camp Lejeune Water To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects And Cancer Before 1985

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 04:37:46 in Green

“Or even just those of us who lived nearby.”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:32:00 in Crime

“Maybe the cops weren't worried about other cops in danger so much as they were about everybody else on the road at the time.

They didn't know whether there were weapons in the van or not, but they knew the van itself was a deadly weapon the way she was driving.”

Rodrockler on Dec 7, 2013 at 07:25:47

“Again, irrelevant.
The person wasn't using the van as a weapon. Your point nullified!”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:25:36 in Crime

“Sounds like you're giving a pass to this woman who has proven that she's a menace to society, including her own family, whenever she's behind the wheel.

Maybe that cop was trying to protect all the other cars full of kids from her unsafe and reckless driving.”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 09:26:24 in Crime

“Considering her flagrant disregard for speed limits, her passengers and everybody else on the road were already in danger.

I'm a little confused and puzzled about the window bashing myself.

And it was as if she was going to get away.

Again.

At unsafe speed.

If she'd caused injury or death to someone else on the road that day, everybody would be screaming about how they had her and let her get away and it's all their fault.”

Yank in France on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:14:14

“You present a whole lot of "ifs" but there remains one certainty: a cop fired at a car full of kids. You think that is fine. Sounds to me like you give the cops a pass no matter what they do!”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 09:18:01 in Crime

“When a cop pulls you over and writes you a speeding ticket, you have been accused of the crime of exceeding the speed limit and it's really a version of being placed under arrest, at which point there are procedures to be followed and formalities to be oberved.

Saying "No thanks" and just driving away is not on the very short list of available options.
And the officer who fired at her tires was attempting to prevent her from speeding and endangering her passengers and everyone else on the road for yet a third time, since she'd already done it twice, the second time while fleeing justice.”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 08:49:16 in Crime

“If they write you a ticket, they're charging you with a crime.

And it has to be handled that way.

Signing the ticket is agreeing to either pay the fine or show up for court, and then being released on one's own recognizance--it's a kind of bail, but you don't have to put up any money or sign anything that lets them sell your property to get the money if you don't show.

Once a cop pulls you for speeding and writes that ticket, it has to either be handled that way or you have to get hauled in right then. He can't change his mind and tear it up.

She wanted option C: None of the above.

But there is no option C.”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 08:36:53 in Crime

“He wasn't trying to shoot the kids, or any other persons.

He was trying to shoot the tires.

The driver had already endangered the lives of her passengers and others on the road with one high speed chase, she wasn't entitled to best 2 out of 3.”

Yank in France on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:47:54

“I agree that the mother is one strange puppy. She needs to be investigated, which is sure to happen. But shooting at a moving vehicle, even at the tires, obviously puts the people in it at grave danger. The other officer's action in bashing the window was also just plain hooliganism. I mean it is not as if the driver was going to get away. The whole challenge was to arrest her without putting the kids in harm's way. Their response was criminally negligent!”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 08:33:46 in Crime

“More like thank God they finally got her stopped before her speeding and reckless driving killed someone.”
Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Elias Montoya, NM Officer, Suspended After Shooting At Minivan Full Of Kids

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 08:30:33 in Crime

“"A traffic stop is not an excuse to fire a weapon."

How about a refusal to stop?

How about having endangered her passenger and everybody else on the road during the first high speed chase?

She's the one who escalated it way beyond a traffic stop.”
next
1 - 25