I see, so when Obama speaks of socialism, we should demand he shut up because he represents those in the Tea Party too and his views need to reflect ours, right?
There is no freedom FROM religion in our country. And I believe at 1 pm on Sunday afternoon, Scott Walker is on his own time, free to do whatever he wants, including posting bible verses on HIS social media sites!
March 19, 2014 at 5:23pm
The social media sites to not belong to “the office of the governor of Wisconsin, they belong to Scott Walker who happens to be a governor. When he leaves office, they will still be his accounts. And as far as I can tell, there is no freedom from being exposed to other people’s beliefs when you go look at their social media sites.
Get over it!
February 28, 2014 at 12:55pm
I find it strangely coincidental that just last week, there was an announcement on how they could use the DNA from 3 different people to overcome the gene that causes the condition that Justina has. Exactly where did they get the eggs to conduct these experiments? And why did it suddenly get through the human trials with human eggs from someone who has this disease.
Again, I have to ask, where did the eggs come from for these trials? Was it necessary for them to kidnap a young woman of reproductive age in order to experiment?
Could it be the parents were asked to join the study, years ago and declined? Think about it.
Of course, if you are right, that puts BCH in the position of having to admit that Justina's original diagnosis was correct and that they did not treat her for it, thus essentially admitting medical malpractice. Not good at all for them.
Write the screen play. i'll see the movie.
Double wrap that tinfoil.
February 27, 2014 at 5:37pm
I am still waiting for any LGBT business to open their arms to WBC. Won’t ever see it happen because they disagree with them. So do I. Hopefully, as a business owner you will be able to choose who you associate with.
February 27, 2014 at 12:56pm
You know, it kinda sucks that this happened to a veteran. But he fought for the right of the individual or the business owner to be able to associate with who they want to.
Is there not another Thai place in town?
'He fought for the right of the individual or the business owner to be able to associate with who they want.'
Yet that rule does not apply (EQUALLY) to all any longer.
February 12, 2014 at 3:22pm
I have a friend who lives in the UK and will be moving back to the states next year. A month ago he had a heart attack. Without his additional private health insurance, the hospital wouldn’t have even admitted him. They would have monitored him in the ER and sent him home after just a few hours.
That’s socialized medicine. You are taxed heavily for government health care and then just to get regular treatment, you also need to purchase expensive private insurance. At least we just had the private insurance and didn’t have to pay two or three times for health care.
Even with the heavy taxes, the government doesn’t have enough money to properly reimburse hospitals or Doctors, so care is rationed.
February 6, 2014 at 10:37am
I was born and raised in CA (escaped the liberal state in ’95). This has been the norm in CA since the last drought. In fact, in the state I now reside in, every place I have eaten has always asked first if you want water before bringing it.
The last severe drought in CA only restricted those in Northern CA, as Northern CA was forced to ship all of it’s water to the LA area. Farmers suffered sending food prices through the roof. You could be fined for water your yard or washing your car. But in LA, clean cars and green lawns!
It will be the same this time.
I don't understand why this is being made into such a big deal! I am also a native Californian and we have not been automatically given water in restaurants since the drought in 1976-77.
We've been on water conservation of one kind or another as long as I can remember. California has always had water supply issues and it's a huge part of the animosity between the North and the South. I live in the Delta and we are currently fighting another plan to steal our water and send it down south so they can fill their swimming pools. They're planning on building tunnels to siphon the Sierra runoff and bypass the Delta completely. We went through this during the great drought of 77, when they tried to foist the Peripheral Canal on us. Another reason for Northern California to secede, (as long as we don't have to take the Bay Area!).
December 18, 2013 at 12:27pm
So your take on private property rights, freedom of speech and freedom of religion only goes as far as what you agree with?
I have a neighbor running a detail business out of his home, parking cars all over the street, working late into the night. I asked him in person to not block the front of my home with his work but even though county regulations say he can’t have a business like that at his residence, I won’t report him. Why? Because it’s his house, he can do as he pleases with it as long as he respects my request to not have it flow over to my home.
I have no right to tell them what to do with or on their property. And no one has a right to “not be offended”
You aren’t playing devils advocate, you are trying to show that people have bias, which BTW isn’t illegal. I like carrots way more than peas. It’s a bias of mine.
December 17, 2013 at 11:47am
WoW! How is it that our courts have gotten to the point where people can sue just because they don’t like something?
The 1st Amendment does not say separation of church and state. It does not say freedom FROM religion. It says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
Seems to me if the courts are saying you can’t have a religious display, they are prohibiting your free exercise.
It doesn’t say free exercise if you don’t offend atheists.
You can find any number of threads on this topic in the religious thread where I have already explained the free expression vs the establishment clause so I won't get in to that again.
It has nothing to do with what people like or don't like. It has to do with everyone having to obey the same laws and rules equally.
December 17, 2013 at 11:21am
Bryan Suits is easy to listen to. He doesn’t speak “politic-ese” I like when he fills in for Andy Dean or Mark Levin.
December 11, 2013 at 3:50pm
“Christian Churches”? Then they show a Buddhist temple and a Synagogue. Obviously this non believer has no grasp on what a “Christian” Religion is…
That would be the author of the article's fault, not the photographer.
Please read. Thanks;
"Canadian photographer Mark Schacter’s new book “Houses of Worship” is filled with 200 images capturing the beauty and allure of “churches, synagogues, mosques, Hindu, Buddhist and Baha’i temples and Sikh gurdwaras” across North America.
While the photographer and author says the book will appeal to individuals of all theological stripes, there’s one fact that might raise some eyebrows — and interest: Schacter is an atheist, and is unattached and unaffiliated with a house of worship.
He told TheBlaze in an interview that, despite his secularism, he has an ironic tendency to photograph Christian churches."
Sorry Owt... but did you read the article? The first paragraph:
"Canadian photographer Mark Schacter’s new book “Houses of Worship” is filled with 200 images capturing the beauty and allure of “churches, synagogues, mosques, Hindu, Buddhist and Baha’i temples and Sikh gurdwaras” across North America."
December 11, 2013 at 3:35pm
Just so you know, any business has the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, and without reason.
We use “I’m sorry, we won’t be able to help you. Perhaps you should seek your product elsewhere” and then we hold the door for them.
December 11, 2013 at 3:31pm
Vancouver residents do not go across the bridge to grocery shop. There are no taxes on groceries in WA. We only run over there for alcohol and cigarettes!
December 11, 2013 at 3:26pm
This store is blocks from my home. We shopped there all the time. I sent an email letting them know they have lost us as customers and will stop by on my way home and deliver my complaint in person to their manager.
I am so tired of people thinking they have to give in to everything, just to keep a vocal, crazy minority quiet. Perhaps this time they will see that the majority may have been quiet, but we won’t tolerate this kind of action.
Hopefully I won’t be the only one who will discontinue doing business with them.
November 22, 2013 at 11:34am
Sorry, but it is the Repubs who must move back to our side, not the other way around. Until they begin to follow and uphold the Constitution, they are just spitting in the wind with this “Liaison”
November 22, 2013 at 11:31am
People need to do for themselves. The police have no legal obligation to protect you or find your stolen items. Their responsibility ends after they take your call. There is no law that requires them to respond or investigate.
It’s time people realized that.
Yep - it's been true in EVERY major earthquake we've had (here in CA.). It was SO PREVALENT during Katrina, that the media decided NOT to report the depth of the literal chaos that erupted there, nor the SPEED with which it descended into chaos - TWO DAYS - TWENTY FOUR HOURS!!!!!!
When the fit hits the shan, the publicly hired mercenaries fall back on "every man for himself" until order is established. That's when the sheeple, conditioned to rely on "the gubment" to tend to all their needs, REALLY suffer.
November 22, 2013 at 11:24am
I am so tired of this “separation” crap they keep repeating, like it’s a fact or something. Only a truly uncaring person, void of any human compassion would have a problem with ANYONE offering charity voluntarily!
I think it’s time that schools quit bending over for these intolerant groups.
Agreed...if they had been taught correct history of that phrase in the first place none of this BS would be happening. They will continue to bully and threatened until people stand and push back. It baffles me that such a small minority of people have completely screwed up things for the majority. Charity is never a bad thing. If these dough heads would turn their attention to charity instead of bullying those who are trying to do good there would be a lot less need out there.
I think its time their teeth are seperated
from their jaws.
November 18, 2013 at 1:22pm
It’s so obvious that this Administration will punish anyone who thinks differently than they do.
November 18, 2013 at 1:21pm
I think I just found my new multi million dollar black market business. exporting replacement doorknobs to Canada.
November 18, 2013 at 1:15pm
Stop! There is NO “separation of church and state” in the Constitution. I specifically says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” PLEASE tell me how Celebrating a holiday is in ANY way a law establishing a religion?
How stupid are these people????