Actually, @Destroyer_of_Civilizations, the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause both says that the government shall MAKE NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion OR prohibitting the free exercise thereof. You can’t tout half of the sentence and ignore the other half. Courts don’t make laws. Legislators do. For anyone to say that you can’t display something of a religious nature is to attempt to prohibit the free exercise of that religion. If you say that the law says that they should be allowed to display it, you are in direct violation of the very amendment you cite.
Also, please forgive the all caps. I wasn’t yelling. There just isn’t a ‘bold’ or ‘underline’ option. :)
 October 21, 2013 at 11:05am
Your last sentence also contains a comma splice. You should have placed a period after the complete sentence, “Try it.”
December 9, 2012 at 10:42am
I’m fighting hard to hold back my sarcasm on this one. This seems to me the equivalent of the angry mob setting out for Frankenstein’s monster with pitchforks and torches – “It’s an abomination!!!” and the like. Look, I agree with you. It’s wrong.
I do believe the Holy Bible is just that – Holy. Set apart with no equal – the Word of God given to man. And, I know what the Bible says about homosexuality and believe it. But, I don’t believe that being hateful is the answer and more than I believe that acceptance is the answer. I don’t have to accept homosexuality as the right way to live, but I do have to accept God’s command to love my neighbor as myself. He didn’t say to love the Christians or Jews or Catholics or just straight people but all people.
I don’t agree with homosexuality, but as best I could tell, there was no reference to homosexuality in the commercial. Unless I tell my children, “You see that woman on the TV? Yeah, she’s gay. She likes to be romantic with other women. I don’t like that, so we’re not going to shop at the store she’s promoting even though they have nice clothes at pretty decent prices – and money’s tight.” I’ll tell you what, unless you agree with Islam, stop buying gasoline from the middle east. Also, never ever eat any fast food, including Chic-fil-a, or buffets because they encourage gluttony. And, don’t use any form of electronics made in China unless you are in favor of child labor and Communism. Mkay?
November 29, 2012 at 12:38pm
FAA stands for Federal Aviation Administration… I think you meant FCC…
November 29, 2012 at 11:22am
@DB321: Start a website. Be that Conservative. I’ll visit. Then, you wouldn’t have as much time to gripe about how no one is conservative enough… :^/
November 29, 2012 at 9:39am
I know what you mean: “Please, proceed, Mr. President.”
Honestly, though, I think Gov. Romney is too good a man to let his personal judgement get in the way of the betterment of this country. If it were me, I would definitely want to tell Obama to figure things out on his own rather than taking credit for my ideas.
The truth is that this is one of their tactics. Slam your opponent’s ideas only to claim credit for them later on. Who signed the Civil Rights Act? Lyndon B. Johnson. Who presented the act in the first place? Dwight D. Eisenhower. Who shot Eisenhower’s plan down? Speaker of the House Lyndon B. Johnson.
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
July 11, 2012 at 4:38pm
I believe the same way. I have tested and tested my faith over the years, and thus far, all my testing has served to strengthen it. I won’t belittle anyone for not believing the same as me, though time to time I may poke a little fun. ;) I welcome any other viewpoints, and admittedly, I may have shared thier opinions at one time or another.
July 11, 2012 at 4:00pm
Also, I don’t recall posing an argument. I only posted a silly quote…
July 11, 2012 at 3:55pm
@JHC – 2 points
1) Lighten up
2) Learn to take a joke without pitching a hissy fit. haha
July 11, 2012 at 3:27pm
“What if that guy’s right, and when he dies, he’ll be buried in the ground, and his body will fertilize the earth. And, from that bit of earth, he will grow into a large and beautiful tree. And one day a big sweaty logger will come stomping through the woods with an ax, and he’ll cut down the beautiful tree and drag him through the woods to a truck that will take him to a paper mill. And what if, from the paper from that beautiful tree, they take the pages… and on those pages… the print the bible…”
June 26, 2012 at 10:24am
Please disregard that comment! I see your point!!! My fault!
June 26, 2012 at 10:15am
Isn’t that what the article said? I missed the part where it said they booed him “for F&F, Obamacare, going to war with Lybia, and on and on.” Could you point that part out to me, please? Thanks!
June 12, 2012 at 11:01am
You guys are killing me. You’re fighting with each other over nothing. What makes apple products elitist? The fact that they cost a bit more? Aren’t we the same people who will “gladly pay more for a product made in America?” On that principle, is everything that costs more due to being made in America elitist just because it costs more? Now, I know that Apple products aren’t made in America, but you’re calling it elitist simply because of price… Ridiculous…
Also, to everyone calling it overpriced… What sets the price? If you said, “The price is set in accordance with what the consumer is willing to pay,” you’re absolutely correct! Obviously, people see enough value there to fork over the dough. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be selling as much product.
A new “working man’s truck” (Ford F-150/250, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, etc…) sells for anywhere from around $23,000 for the basic to up to around $45,000 for the more powerful trucks. Does that mean that people who drive those “working man’s trucks” are elitist and driving overpriced vehicles because they’re not putting around in an old Datsun? Of course not. They’re paying what they think the vehicle is worth to them for a vehicle that suits the purposes they plan to use it for.
I love my macbook, I’m writing this on a Windows PC, and I drive one of those “working man’s trucks” and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Grow up, and get out of the ******* contest!
April 10, 2012 at 9:06am
@JZS… I don’t know what you look like… Does that mean you don’t exist?
February 2, 2012 at 3:22pm
@ CService – Oh he’s giving alright… He’s been giving it to us since he took office!
February 2, 2012 at 3:20pm
Jesus did teach that we should render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s… But he also taught us to render unto God what is God’s through tithing. I just went through President Obama’s tax return for the third time, and I can’t for the life of me find his tithe… Not ten percent.. Not one percent…
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately frogets what he looks like” – The Holy Bible, NIV, James 1: 22-24
January 26, 2012 at 4:36pm
I actually went to the IRS website and looked at the tax tables. At $43,013 per year, the average taxpayer in his district would pay 15.997% in taxes… Didn’t Rev. Al say that he paid the same rate as the average taxpayer in Rep. Heulskamp’s district?
Ok, so does that mean that Rev. Al thinks we’re dumb enough to think that he only makes around $43k per year, or is Rev. Al not being entirely truthful? Also, if he does indeed “earn” more than $43k per year, is it fair that he only pays 16% in taxes while Warren Buffet’s secretary pays 30%?