User Profile: GroverCleveland

GroverCleveland

Member Since: November 20, 2012

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  • July 4, 2014 at 3:49pm

    Prior to about 1892 there were no laws restricting or guiding immigration.

  • [-5] June 9, 2014 at 1:44pm

    Left-overs? Yes. OWS? No. Apparently, these two were some of old Cliven Bundy’s left-over “occupiers.” I guess they were disappointed in not having had the chance to kill law enforcement officers at Bundy’s ranch and just couldn’t rest until they had.

  • [1] May 27, 2014 at 11:58pm

    You are apparently under the impression (somehow) that evolutionary biology has in some way managed to maintain itself as a “belief system” outside the realm of science. This is not the case. Evolution is solid science; it’s the way life works. You should read about it. A good place to start? “The Selfish Gene,” by Richard Dawkins. Published in 1976, it remains a solid overview of orthodoxy in evolutionary biology.

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  • [-8] May 17, 2014 at 3:51am

    Look, folks, the truth is quite simple. Most of you are examples of the ignorant, frightened, racist fringe. You can’t muster large forces, because, well–there simply are not that many of you. There is no silent majority, waiting in the wings, fingering its triggers, hungry for the revolution. Most Americans are not mad at the black president. Most Americans understand and believe in science. Most Americans do not live in fear of a corrupt leftist conspiracy to control the minds of children and outlaw magical jesus. This pathetic demonstration was just further proof (if anyone needed proof) of the limited power of the looney bin.

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  • [-4] May 17, 2014 at 3:35am

    Ya know, just saying all that stuff does not make it so.

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  • [-4] May 17, 2014 at 3:31am

    Yeah, there was this one thing that I can’t quite remember, that happened in this place I’m not sure about, and it was done by some people whose names escape me right now. Anyway, it kind of related to this, even though I can’t say why, but you know what I mean, and this one politician I forget was all like “O, this is bad,” and I really liked him so I almost would have voted for him if I ever did anything like vote, and this other politician–Something Somethingity was his name I think–was saying “O this is good,” and I really hated him, and then some other stuff happened which I don’t really remember much, but I’m sure you all agree with me, right?

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  • May 17, 2014 at 3:24am

    Friends that “work with Wall St.?” What does that even mean?

  • [13] May 17, 2014 at 3:18am

    That is some splendid activism, grandma, that praying stuff. Tell me, how well does it work when you’re hungry? Does jesus send down an order of fried chicken?

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  • [1] May 17, 2014 at 3:14am

    Yes, be sure and pray for those 37 brave souls.

  • [1] May 17, 2014 at 3:10am

    The above comment, the perfect illustration of the term “sour grapes.” In other words, “Ah, even if I HAD participated, it wouldn’t have been worth it.”

  • [-245] May 17, 2014 at 3:06am

    You’re all sort of missing the point. “The time wasn’t right . . . ” “When our compatriots are starving . . . ” “When they come for my guns . . . ” This was supposed to be a show of force, a march on the capitol to “remove” the despot. This was supposed to be a demonstration of the “millions” who are “fed-up” with the “tyranny” of the administration. And the sad fact is, it was exactly that: it was a very realistic demonstration of the few dozen right-wing nutjobs who have enough time on their hands to show up in D.C. and demand someone pay attention to them. The rest of you? Sitting at your computers (mostly denying the science that made your computers possible) threatening to “one day” participate in just such a cause. You lose.

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  • [-8] May 12, 2014 at 10:35pm

    Famine, largely due to population but also the exploitation of marginal areas and the monopolization of food supplies, is of course a reality. And no one predicted a “new ice age.” Science is real, dummy. So is starvation.

  • [1] May 12, 2014 at 10:24pm

    . . . and I don’t require footnotes.

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:17pm

    Approved. Not mandated.

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:16pm

    Well, enlighten me. You claim there are “hundreds” of examples. Let’s have a few. I promise I’ll stick around. All I’ve seen so far have been general claims, including one, regarding common core math standards, which said they were meant to “destroy America and western civilization.” I kid you not.

  • [-1] May 12, 2014 at 4:53pm

    Oh. No, it was a real question. Are you familiar with the concept? It’s like saying, “hey, where can I look to find the information you’re claiming is true?” See how that works?

  • May 12, 2014 at 4:50pm

    ITT is embroiled in a number of legal actions regarding their recruiting and financing. Their practices are, in my view, predatory, and the education they offer seems substandard My own experience with their graduates has been frustrating, to say the least. But on another point: My original post was quite mean-spirited, and I apologize for that; your response was quite even-handed, and I commend you for that.

  • [-1] May 12, 2014 at 4:36pm

    But how many job openings do you see that read “bloated, bumptious, bigoted on-air personality. Pays a fortune. Healthcare: all the oxycontin you can swallow. Ten hours/week. Multiple divorces and homophobia a plus!”

  • May 12, 2014 at 4:30pm

    Believe-Receive: “Home schooled kids are way brighter than public schooled kids?” And your source for this claim is . . . ?

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  • May 12, 2014 at 4:27pm

    It should be obvious, jnfomo: admissions standards are in place to ensure that the highest number of incoming students will succeed in college. A GED is a certificate that essentially advertises a minimum level of success in education; a high school diploma certifies that its holder completed his or her secondary education. It doesn’t mean you’re a genius, but it shows you can satisfy some fundamental requirements.

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