So - when do we start censoring Dan Savage? Al Sharpton? Bryant Gumbel?
MSNBC has a heck of a lot of lawsuits waiting in the wings for hate speech.
Freedom of speech means the freedom to say what you want to. Or to not say what you do not want to.
Whether it is "love" or "hate" or "pass the butter" has *nothing* to do with the freedom. It is not the "freedom" to speak only what the government - or your neighbors - approve.
If there had not been actual freedom of speech in years past - your predecessors in the "struggle" would still be rotting in various jails around the country, thanks to their utterance of words that were detestable to both the government and their neighbors.
This is why you SJW people truly disgust me. Fascists hiding under rainbow-colored robes and hoods.
December 12, 2014 at 9:51am
The gentle Robert Burns would turn over in his grave to see his lovely poem, “Ode To A Mouse” quoted by you in this way.
 December 12, 2014 at 8:20am
Blest, you are not responsible for your feelings. Vomit all you want. It is when you your power as a member of the majority, and the hammer of religion to pass laws against something harmless, denigrate members of the minority, discriminate against the minority to deny them acceptance in society, and jobs, or, as just happened, use religion to pass a law allowing emergency medical staff to refuse medical treatment to gays. That makes me vomit!
 September 23, 2014 at 5:48pm
@grumpy38, I, too, am vegan. I check ahead to see what a restaurant serves. I frequent those who are happy to serve me, and know enough about their craft to at least know what vegan means! I also tip very generously, and express my delight at their cooking. If a joint is named, “The Boiled Lobster”, or “The Kangaroo Steak House”, I won’t expect anything vegan, not would I want to eat there.
September 14, 2014 at 12:06pm
How sportsman like is it? Not at all! But when these savage canned hunts are done in secret no one knows what is done. If their cruelty can not stand the light of day, the cowering hypocrites need to be EXPOSED! Down with cowardly canned hunts! Down with shameless bullies!
September 14, 2014 at 12:00pm
So, chips1 you’re a racist AND an animal hater! Did you know that compassion doesn’t cost anything?
 September 14, 2014 at 11:55am
If these cowards were not ashamed of the cruel and illegal acts at these pigeon shoots, they would not run and hide their faces. The “hunters” all ran away! Bullies never pick on someone their own size! All hunters are just bullies with guns.
August 27, 2014 at 10:17am
MS has the nation’s worst schools and is the most religious state. Why is that?
August 27, 2014 at 8:40am
The worst schools, the lowest incomes, the lowest high school graduation rates, the greatest poverty, and the highest number of divorces, are all found in the most highly religious, Christian areas of the U.S.
 August 27, 2014 at 8:09am
No, Sir. Atheist will neither go away, nor shut up. We are your neighbors, your brothers, your fellow citizens. We will not have our “government of the people” taken over by anyone’s religious dogma. Our government is for all Americans, not just the christians.
August 27, 2014 at 7:56am
The Roman Empire had an established religion. Just as many of you would like your faith to be the religion of America. The Jesus followers were not praying to “the right gods”. You are trying to compel non christians to pay for, and sit through, your churches’ prayer services during meetings of government funded entities.
 August 27, 2014 at 7:48am
@jells12 Many christians do not understand that the term “public institutions” means those which are paid for with everyone’s taxes. It does not mean any old public place. Pray on the public street, pray on the bus, pray anywhere you like. Do so without disturbing those around you, or blocking a thoroughfare, and no one will complain. But when I attend a City Council meeting, I do not want your preacher, or imam to tell me to close my eyes and pray what he says. I, too, have paid taxes for this meeting. It is not to be turned into a religious ceremony!
 August 27, 2014 at 7:28am
@ Daggo Even by your own understanding of the 1st amendment, this teacher’s rights were violated, “The Constitution only forbids government sponsorship and compulsion of religious exercise by individual citizens.” The meeting was mandatory (compulsion) and tax dollars were used “government sponsorship” .
 August 27, 2014 at 7:11am
Pray all you want. Do not have preachers leading prayer meetings in tax funded, government settings. It is unconstitutional. So sayeth the Supreme Court.
August 27, 2014 at 7:07am
Sure, buy the public teachers association. That will keep it so only certain denominations of christian teachers will be welcome. Those who are not christian can be denied entrance. How very American!
July 15, 2014 at 3:02pm
No, we can ASSUME nothing! That is what we use the scientific method for. We use the methods we have discovered to study the earth. We did (some of us, anyway) evolve. Humans did not live among dinosaurs. There is no evidence a a world flood at all.
Dogly...Can you explain how the Colorado River gorge formed to me if science is your bag. Then tell me how all the petrified tree's are buried standing up. I can't wait for your scientific answers!
Ahh yes, Scientific method:
- Ask a Question
-Do Background Research
- Construct a Hypothesis
- Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
-Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
- Communicate Your Results
And who is doing the Questioning, Research, Hypothesizing, Testing, Data Analysis and conclusion??? What humans of course. The single most provably fallible reasoning machine there is. So, Science is a tool, like philosophy or religion. It is no more valid than any other tool created by and used by fallible man.Repeating the process only increases cumulative error.
You left out that peskey peer review also...where the best minds in the field you are attempting to publish attempt to find fault with your work, repeat the same processs and experiments you did, to validate (or disprove) the results. Then, if published, the best minds in the world can attempt to disprove your 'evidence' submitted.
Don't forget to also mention, that in science, it doesn't matter what you beleive, but only what one can prove. So, christians, hindus, atheist, etc around the world can repeat the same experimenation you did to confirm the results. The Scentific Method is the best process we have arrived at to take one's belief and bias out of the process. Seems to have worked pretty good for us so far....
 July 15, 2014 at 2:50pm
JRook So, if carbon dating and all the other scientific proof contradicts your bronze age book, the old book is right because the old book SAYS it is right. There may be more brains in that 8,000 year old skull than in some folks posting here.
 July 15, 2014 at 2:44pm
GlassJoe, is science fact interfering with your young earth nonsense again? If the universe is only 6,000 years old, how is it that there are all these fossils and human bones that are so much older? It is called cognitive dissonance when you try to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time. You wish to “Believe” what you have been told by religion, but the darn proven facts keep showing your beliefs to be absolutely false. Science requires proof. It is you who use guesses and unfounded beliefs instead.
Dogly...if the world is as old as you think, can you explain why the moon is as close is it is, and the sun the size it is today?
Don't be an idiot dog. Nothing anywhere says anything about "The Universe" being any age. The bible speaks of "days", as in one day you were a freaking moron a long time ago, and then another day (closer to today) you are still a freaking moron, and yet still later on another day in the future you will most likely still be a moron. Is that math too difficult for you?
carbon dating has been done with years ago. to easy to duplicate it.
I doubt you'll be convinced but it may cause you to examine things closer. Please read this article closely. Just because the "scientists" say 8000 or whatever years, all the education in the world doesn't nesessarilly make it so. RE: flat earth, solar theory, moon cheese and martians..... So here it is.... http://www.creationstudies.org/Education/living_fossils.html
Roch - just out of curiosity, do you know of a site called Google? It's like magic... you type something in, and there's ususally a plethora of info one can view. Also, you may not know this, but there are acredited universities that actually teach cosmology and astrophysics...since the sun and moon are such a burning issue, what did you learn in your investigations into science and what they have determined with the Scientific Method about our solar system? Please enlighten us.....
'Just because the “scientists” say 8000 or whatever years, all the education in the world doesn’t nesessarilly make it so.'
That's the great thing about science....it doesn't care what you say or believe....it cares about what one can prove. That's why the Scentific Method has peer review with experts in the field attempting to tear your work apart....if they cannot find fault, then they need to accept the evidence given. If one gets by peer review and publishes, this only opens up one's work to be potentially disproved by the global scientific community. Not too bad a system using evidence and peer review to learn about the natural world....seems to have worked pretty good so far.
that 6000 for this generation.
Wow..once again people running to defend millions of years old earth without ANY contradiction to the facts. let it me know that carbon 14 is massively flawed, you MUST first start with assumptions. (that is when you leave the realm of science.) to your question dog. "how is it that there are all these fossils and human bones that are so much older"? as to fossils, simple, everything died and was buried in a massive, world wide flood. (not because the bible tells me. but because of the volumes and volumes of evidence and 300+ legends, in all cultures, from the holy land to China. *Check out the High King Classic if you dont want to read the bible.) as to them being MUCH older, nonsense. ALL radiation dating must start with an assumption. If i lite a candle and placed it on a candlestick in a room and later i told you to walk in and tell me when i lite it, could you do that? NO.. you cold not. you cold measure the rate of burn, temperature, remaining amount of candle etc, etc. but the moment YOU ASSUME (uniformitarianism) that things are as they always have been, you leave science and enter into belief. Never once will the archaeologist question the age of the earth, the bones etc, (which is staring them in the face, ) no they question the rate of decay, etc.. a good example http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-shocker-115306469/ t rex with tissue. instead of questioning the age of t rex they question how long tissue can survive.. (so closed minded)
June 28, 2014 at 2:07pm
Gays are NOT forcing their behavior on anyone! Malaysia forces gay people to be straight! Even oral sex between husband and wife are forbidden under this law. Who among you will cast the first stone? The sentence is to be whipped and imprisoned for up to 20 years! I say those who would hand out such cruelty, and those of you who approve of it, are heartless sadists!
Spelling and grammar are important and relevant in this blog. It is this blog which is suggesting that home schooling, by these particular illiterate parents, would improve our country’s literacy. Those who are unable to compose a sentence in which the subject agrees with the verb, who can’t spell ‘too’, should not teach anyone. Also, parents can always teach their kids, even when their kids go to school. What is stopping you? Illiteracy?