“Vote for the same party, vote for a different party, but vote OUT incumbents in Congress. Harry Reid has been in the Senate for 23 years, in the House for 4. The last year he had a job outside Washington was in 1981!! The last time he drew a private salary was 1968!! Surely there is SOMEONE ELSE in Nevada who can represent the people.
“Nice that YOU have a PUBLIC option, but won't vote one in or fight for the same option for the rest of us.”
RepugsOut08 on Jun 19, 2009 at 02:46:24
“Sorry, I meant Rep. not Senator in my previous comment.”
RepugsOut08 on Jun 19, 2009 at 02:43:53
“This is the ultimate slap in the face from our reps who enjoy good affordable health care on our taxes, but refuse to give their constituents the same opportunity.
Put your money where your mouth is, Senator. Offer a bill that forces our House and Senate to accept for themselves and their families, whatever health care we the people are stuck with when the dust clears. I bet we'd get single payer in a heartbeat if all of you had to go private!”
“Religion is a way to cope with the world around you, either passively or actively. For passive religionists, it is a means to rationalize losing your job or a loved one, or making some change in your life (such as after a life-threatening illness or accident). It is a personal way to deal with bad things that happen to you and appreciate when good things come your way. Active religionists are our current problem. They feel it is their duty to kill abortion doctors, call Obama the antichrist, pass Prop 8 in CA, confine women to subservient roles, claim territory that they have not inhabited for 2000 years, and convert or kill ‘infidels’. There is no single religion that taints mankind. All religions have sects that have or have at times in general manipulated texts. You can find passages in the Quran and the hadiths that support and oppose equality. People in power choose the passages they prefer and implement accordingly.
If you are going to be religious, LEARN ABOUT IT. Learn the history of the texts, the authors, why they wrote what they did, what were their circumstances? There are many other learned Muslim women who are fighting to reform Islam, and show that Islam has been hijacked. Instead of attacking Islam and pandering to a Western audience plagued with fear and ignorance, join the fight of fellow Muslim women to change their circumstances within. Islam is not corrupt, people are.”
ModernTimes1 on Jun 12, 2009 at 01:08:01
“You cannot hijack a religion. But you can be brainwashed by it proponents and dogmas.
Religion is an irrational set of beliefs entirely divorced from reality.
One can learn about it. It's rather interesting.
But one should be keep at a distance from it.
"Don't gaze into the abyss lest the abyss gazes back at you."”
“You should look up our definition of 'terrorism'. 18 U.S.C. § 2331
You might notice it is even looser, 'appears to be intended'
and yes, adding 'terrorism' to a crime increases the penalties. Are you against that as well?”
“The legislation is not targeted at the recipient, but the motivation. So if someone robs and beats you because you are white, then yes they would get a stiffer penalty. But if you were robbed and beaten, and the perp just wanted your money, the fact that you are gay (if you were) has no bearing. He would be prosecuted for robbing you.”
ryanb a3 on May 7, 2009 at 18:43:37
“Zeedub: How will anyone be able to make that distinction?
complice: What legislation protects caucasian males?”
“Great article. Our involvement in Israel (specifically military aid) is our biggest security threat yet it rarely gets truthful attention outside of academic circles. I think the 'lack of opposition' is due not only to ignorance about the issues, but to the notion that to be anti-Israel is to be anti-Semitic. Injecting this religious rhetoric is not only simplistic, but it is false. The offenses of Israel are examples of STATE aggression. Not only do Jews in America disagree with their policies, but Jews in Israel do too (and I'm sure other places as well). We need to treat Israel for what it is: a state with a wretched past (not alone in that category) with which it won't deal constructively, and continues to violate UN resolutions, international law, and our own 'roadmap' provisions. Asking Israel to stop the destruction and settlements, then giving $3B in military aid to defend them is hypocritical and counterproductive.
Complacency and blind support of Israel must be stopped. Betrayal indeed.”
“What does it say about 'faith-based organizations' if they are more concerned with the ability to discriminate than with charity? If you want to be paid by the government, then you are doing the work of the government, and you play by their (our) rules. Which means you are serving the needs of people first, not the religious goals of your church.
Based on the material wealth of many evangelical preachers, they shouldn't need federal funds to carry out assistance to those in need.”
wmfor on Mar 10, 2009 at 09:25:45
“I have to wonder how much Federal money the Mormons got for their extensive charitable work and how that enabled them to divert their own money to enshrining discrimination into the California State Constitution.”
Maybe wait times in appointment scheduling are due to a shortage of specialists, not because their healthcare system is an abomination. Maybe there is a wait because Canadians can actually afford to see specialists. And not sure when you last went to an emergency room in America, but if you get the chance, you may notice people who have been sitting there for more than 4 hours!!”