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formidable_foe

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  • [22] April 18, 2015 at 9:57pm

    If she were a male in this situation, I suspect the confrontation with the protesters would have become physical. If I were that male, I’m sure of it. Disrespecting the flag in my presence means loss of respect for you.

  • [2] April 18, 2015 at 9:48pm

    When I was a kid, I remember one Father’s Day asking my dad why there wasn’t a “Kid’s day.” He told me every day was kid’s day. Good answer, although I didn’t appreciate it as much then.

    I guess, given the whole “privilege” thing, every day is a day for whites to be proud… every day, except in the month of February… and as long as the white man doesn’t ever voice their pride in having a group like the NAAWP, the White Panthers, or a WET T.V channel. Of course, whites must put their pride aside with affirmative action, and also combine all our formerly celebrated president’s birthdays into one “President’s Day,” so we don’t overshadow MLK Day. BTW, where is affirmative action for blacks in the NHL, or for whites in the NBA?

    Personally, I think his sign was kind of funny. He should have just told his critics he is simply exercising his supposed “white privilege.”

  • [2] April 18, 2015 at 9:27pm

    …not to mention the black African tribal chiefs who sold them too. This is yet another part of the story that gets swept under the rug (along with the white European slaves that joined them in coming to America).

  • April 18, 2015 at 9:14pm

    HJoddball,

    What I said was “not the end all, be all” is MONEY being the basis for success, not a salary cap. Being a long-time Yankees fan, I get tired of haters crying about the Yanks “buying” championships. Let’s face it. Until the Dodgers last year, the Yankees have had more money than any other team EVERY YEAR since at least the 1940′s. With that logic, they should have won a lot more than they have. During the stretch of years I mentioned before, the Yanks had some of the best players in MLB join their team… Steve Sax, Deion Sanders, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Cecil Fielder, Phil Neikro, Jimmy Key, Gaylord Perry, Dave Righetti, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, etc., but it didn’t quite matter, did it? Lesser payroll teams prevailed over and over again. I could say the same about the Yanks from the mid 60′s to the late 70′s. That is because solid leadership and team chemistry win championships, not money.

  • April 18, 2015 at 12:56pm

    Justasayin,

    Obviously, you’re not familiar with the child prodigy artist/painter Akiane Kramarik who claims Jesus visited her during her childhood (when she was fully awake). She was also raised by two atheist parents. You might be interested in her story.

    I’m not saying the story of this girl dying in the tree is true. I’m just keeping an open mind. You can still be skeptical, but it’s a good idea to leave room for error.

  • [6] April 18, 2015 at 12:25pm

    The financially successful teams have built their franchises to what they are over many, many years. Criticizing their success is akin to arguing for higher taxes on the wealthy. The difference, however, is that rising payrolls of players translates to rising ticket prices, concessions, etc. for the fans. That is what ultimately hurts the game.

    I support salary caps, but what’s to stop them from raising the caps anytime they want? A set cap will not be permanent and won’t necessarily “help” the small revenue teams… at least for a while. It seems that the underlying assumption is also that the more $ your team has, the greater chance for success. I believe this is greatly oversimplifying things. The Yankees are currently in last place. They also went 16 years without a championship (from 1979-1995), & had more money than everyone else then too. Meanwhile you have a team like the Twins who won the World Series in 1991 w/ one of the lowest payrolls & in fact had been considering closing up shop for good. The 2015 lowest payroll team (Diamondbacks) also beat the Yankees in the 2001 Series and this year have less than half the payroll of the Cubs who have never won. To me, success is driven by strong leadership and team chemistry. Money is helpful, but it is not the end all, be all.

    That being said, I worry about the future of ALL professional sports. As more and more fans become unable to afford to go to games, the future is dim without change. The cap is a good place to start.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 10:17pm

    Bluebird,
    Yes, when speaking to Thomas, Jesus was directly referring to belief in Him and that He had indeed risen from the dead. However, I don’t know that either of us can rule out the possibility of Him including much more related to general faith, e.g., faith in the value of spreading the gospel despite the future resistance they would face in doing so. I will check out the book you recommend.

  • [1] April 17, 2015 at 7:57pm

    Anne,

    You said the “butter” way to cook corn on the cob? Now, that’s good right there. I just put my shucked corn in a covered casserole dish with a little bit of water in the bottom & microwave for about 8 minutes. Then, add all the gobs of butter! MMmmmm….

  • [1] April 17, 2015 at 7:44pm

    So, what we need to know is that beyond being evil incarnate… one of the Anti-Christs… the instigator of some of the worst human atrocities the earth has ever known… he was also a dork.

  • [6] April 17, 2015 at 7:29pm

    For the naysayers, I ask where is the deception? There is nothing in this story that distorts what God could do, whether it is true or not. Among those bible verses cited, remember the one where Christ said “Blessed are those who believe without seeing.” It seems that He could send some of you an angel in person, and you would still find ways to dismiss it… perhaps telling yourself that it was really just an extraterrestrial, a hallucination, your over-zealous imagination, a _______. You fill in the blank.

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  • April 14, 2015 at 10:46pm

    Jim,

    Congratulations to you and your wife on being self-sufficient, ambitious, resourceful, and responsible citizens. We need more people like you and less taxes.

  • [5] April 13, 2015 at 8:49pm

    All this time, I thought his name was Mark O’Rubio.

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  • [1] April 13, 2015 at 8:42pm

    Thanks, Don. Your post was good, too.

  • [12] April 13, 2015 at 5:34pm

    Don,
    I was too tired to figure out when Cheryl’s birthday was, but I truly didn’t realize how tired I was until I finished your post. Whew! My head is spinning. The one thing I got from this puzzle is concluding one of two things. Cheryl is either extremely hot, and that’s why Albert & Bernard spent so much time figuring out her birthday OR Albert & Bernard are complete losers. Then again, I suppose both could be true.

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  • [70] April 13, 2015 at 11:52am

    Brilliant commentary, Mr. Walsh… and there’s still so much more of her disturbing record you could have mentioned. She is absolutely nauseating… like on a projectile scale.

  • [7] April 9, 2015 at 4:04pm

    At first, I thought it could be used to store all of Obama’s B.S. at the end of his tenure. Then, I decided it wouldn’t be nearly big enough.

  • [39] April 9, 2015 at 3:54pm

    I must admit I loved the forehead tattooed “Poor Decision Rob” who ate the tuna sandwich he found on the bus. That and “Paranoid Rob” were hilarious.

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  • [10] April 8, 2015 at 3:55pm

    I agree Guthrie editorialized here as she often does, and I don’t like practically any of her views, politically or socially…. but she sure is cute.

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  • [6] April 6, 2015 at 2:05pm

    Obviously, a weather balloon.

  • April 3, 2015 at 6:19pm

    Whose bright idea was it to name the planet Uranus in the first place?

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