User Profile: freedentstheone

freedentstheone

Member Since: August 15, 2011

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  • April 15, 2014 at 1:12am

    The use of humor is a southwest policy and not unique to this particular flight attendant. Marcia Tate uses it on her teacher talk tours and it is an integral part of the common core idea behind teaching. As a first year teacher I think it’s ridiculous but judging from the responses here it would seem that a lot of the naysayers are actually on board with the idea of educational entertainment. Too bad it won’t get your kids ready for college or save you in the event of an actual emergency. Just keep laughing.

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:31am

    Such weird deflections…
    They didn’t break the law, the system is broken.

    It’s hard to be separated from your family when you willingly chose to do so in order to send the money back to your country of origin, while pretending to want to be a citizen of your country of residence.

    I’ve known too many illegals personally to have any sympathy anymore. Don’t get me wrong they aren’t bad people, but the ones I have known are only here for the money. I knew a guy from Honduras who was actually turned away from returning to his country because he didn’t have documentation, now he cooks Chinese food in Georgia. True story.

  • March 8, 2014 at 7:04pm

    “Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school,” he said.

    Quoted for truth.

  • March 5, 2014 at 1:39am

    Is this skit offensive or funny?
    Neither.

    I can’t be offended because it’s SNL.
    I don’t find it funny because it’s SNL.

    The show has a few ok skits here and there that are chuckle-worthy, but in all honesty it’s past due to be removed from television. More often than not, it serves as a half-a$$ed political soapbox that allows the uninformed to feel “cool” by repeating the misinformation portrayed on the show. (“I can see Russia from my house” is a prime example.)

  • February 6, 2014 at 1:26am

    22 pairs of somatic chromosomes and 1 pair of “sex” chromosomes. You can snip your whip, or sew up your slit but in the end, if you have a y chromosome it is in every nucleated cell in your body. There is no “was once” a boy, there is only a horribly confused and mutilated man.

  • June 13, 2013 at 10:13pm

    There’s an action reserved for people like this: excommunication.

  • April 23, 2013 at 12:36am

    “There is a deep soulful battle of identity raging within the Muslim consciousness domestically and abroad between Westernism and liberalism,” he said. “In essence the Islamists confront every situation in a selfish ‘we are the victims’ mentality and the rest of us non-Islamist Muslims need to instead respond with a louder and more real leadership and say: ‘We will not be victims.’”

    Reminds me of lyrics from The Descendents song Coolidge – “I looked up one day and saw that it was up to me, you can only be a victim if you admit to be.”

    I hope his words find traction with his audience.

  • April 21, 2013 at 6:29am

    “Its_not_all_about_you” – so you’re saying Hitler was so Christian that he wanted to exterminate the Jews? Hint: Jesus was Jewish.

    Moreover, Timothy McVeigh stated plainly that he wasn’t a Christian but he believed in a “god”; i.e. he plainly stated that he was agnostic. He was also a cowardly hypocrite, of course, as he did request to receive Extreme Unction prior to his execution.

    Try again, but with actual examples as your rebuttal.

  • April 21, 2013 at 6:09am

    It’s telling how you included “right leaning white Christian” and then went to “teenage Chechen”; more apt to describe him as “left leaning white Muslim” if you were going to have an accurate contrast using the same identifiers. But, since you are espousing a hypothetical situation that isn’t relevant… it doesn’t matter what you think would’ve happened if someone else was being held responsible.

    Also, since he was naturalized on 9/11/2012 this kid is solely an American citizen and voted for the big O; i.e. he’s not a Chechen anymore. Despite that fact, clearly his heart was elsewhere on 3/14/2012 since he “tweeted” this prior to receiving his citizenship: “a decade in america already, i want out.”

    Trivial demographic arguments aside, this kid appears to have earned the gavel that’s coming his way.

  • April 18, 2013 at 1:05am

    “Race’ should be taken off of EVERY form. We are all Americans.”

    I couldn’t agree more with her on this point, the sooner we become truly united as a people and dissolve the false political boundaries that have existed for 150+ years then we will truly be the example of the world our forefathers (and many of their successors) dreamt of.

    The Farrakhan thing is totally antithetical to the quote above, anyone who has actually read “The Final Call” or heard him speak for more than 90 seconds will have been exposed to a vitriolic racist diatribe whose sole difference from the tenets of groups like the KKK is the exchange of the words “white” for “black.”

    When I lived in Tallahassee, I regularly saw the Malcolm X wannabes on street corners around FAMU. “The Black Pages” (analogous to the yellow pages but all of the businesses are owned by black people and the idea was that black people should only frequent those establishments in the name of racial solidarity) were mistakenly delivered to my home because we lived in the so-called black section of town. I have been subjected to derogatory racist acts that were retribution for deeds neither I nor my ancestors committed. It is a typical human fallibility and I pray for the day when we as a people will overcome the shallowness of our appearances and reveal who we are truly capable of becoming.

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  • April 18, 2013 at 12:14am

    an e”X” professor of course…
    apologies for the crappy algebra pun but you opened the door and I had to walk through it

  • April 18, 2013 at 12:09am

    “O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation
    Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

    I wish that all Americans actually knew the source of the song itself as well as the verses that we don’t normally recognize at public events. Like so much of our culture, our heritage has been conveniently truncated.

  • April 17, 2013 at 3:01pm

    ‘Domestic Terrorists…Tend to Be on the Far Right’

    New Headline: “Moronic Journalists… Tend to Be on the Far Left.”

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:05am

    “It’s a tragedy. We are the only countries divided right now,” PSY said at a news conference ahead of the concert.”

    Ireland and Sudan… I know these people aren’t paid for smarts, but I cringe when they get to get away with false appearances in the name of pseudo-altruism.

  • April 13, 2013 at 7:20pm

    To everyone above who is willfully ignorant of what a prisoner of war is: these people are anything but.
    They are members of a non-nation sponsored force of armed combatants. In short, they are the equivalent of PIRATES. If they were actual prisoners of war then we would have a country that we could declare war on. The war on terrorism is a total misnomer as we will never be at a negotiation table with terrorism to discuss terms of peace. There will never be a “VT” day where terrorism surrenders…

    As it is, they are members of a clandestine organization from various countries throughout the world. There is no provision in the Geneva convention for these types of criminals. They have been lucky to be kept alive for this long, any other country in the world would’ve already disposed of them en masse. They have no habeas corpus, they have no miranda rights, they deserve every bit of their indefinite stasis; in truth they deserve far worse than the “Club Gitmo” treatment currently being administered.

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  • April 11, 2013 at 9:08pm

    “He’s been at the psychiatric unit part several times.”
    There’s no reference to the sickness he was suffering from, there’s no reference to anything other than psychiatric care in the article. “Sick” is a blanket term that applies to symptoms without actually diagnoses. IF they got a civil union in a different state and then moved to Missouri THEN they have to face the consequences of doing so. End of story. Civil unions are legally recognized in whatever state they got “unified.” This kind of thing happens where I live and the truth of the matter is that marriages and civil unions are recognized only by the states they are granted in if they have differing definitions of each. The federal government cannot (ever) dictate to any state that they have to accept another state’s laws as their own. So Roger and Allen can go back to the place they got “unified” and live unperturbed or they can live in Missouri and continue to complain.

    Pot is legal in Washington State and Colorado, but if I bring pot I buy in either state to Florida and am found in possession I WILL be arrested. Any other state law is no different in that they are only applicable in the state that enacted them. These two guys are trying to force a square peg in a round hole, no pun intended.

  • April 11, 2013 at 8:43pm

    Just this past week, I had to slam on the brakes because a 50+ year old person almost merged into my front end while texting. Unfortunately, age has nothing to do with this. Irresponsibility comes in all ages.

  • March 24, 2013 at 9:06pm

    “Harrypotter”-

    Those “studies” are fraudulent at best. The simple and unrequited fact is that there is zero genetic influence on sexuality. There is no more a gay gene than there is a BDSM gene, a rape gene, a pedophilia gene, or a bestiality gene for that matter.

    To quote you: “For 24 hours, be attracted to your own gender. I’m not asking you to have sex, just to have a physical attraction. If you can’t do this, how can you expect anyone to choose? Homosexuality is natural. ”

    Here’s another take on your own experiment: “For 24 hours, be attracted to someone underage. I’m not asking you to have sex, just to have a physical attraction. If you can’t do this, how can you expect anyone to choose? Pedophilia is natural.” i.e. An acceptance of any deviation of human sexuality is an acceptance of all deviations of human sexuality.

    We are not automatons, we are above animals because we have self control. We are imbued with the choice over our ability to act on instinct. If you are one who is incapable of self control then it is you who has the problem to begin with. When a dog a humps a leg, odds are it is doing that because it feels good. It may seem natural to the dog to do so because it feels good, but that does not mean he was meant to hump a leg.

  • March 22, 2013 at 8:42pm

    Farewell and adieu to ye ladies of Spain
    For we’ve received orders to sail back to Boston
    And so nevermore will we see ye again

    Glad I wasn’t the only one with an instantaneous Jaws replay happen after reading the headline

  • March 21, 2013 at 4:06pm

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