“Santa Nikkels from Santa’s Salo” Good job by the coordinated conservative propaganda machine you created a controversy because she wrote an email about seeing the individual who probably does her hair, nails and other salon services. What is sad is the the conservative media that tried to infer something from this email, tried to through dirt for the sake of doing it before doing one ounce of research aren’t even embarrassed or apologetic for being the sad clowns they are. But then again the angry mob never has been about FACTS, TRUTH, HONESTY or INTEGRITY.
Hmmm, But then again the angry mob never has been about FACTS, TRUTH, HONESTY or INTEGRITY.
That describes the leftist democrats to a tee.
 July 3, 2015 at 10:47am
“Crow said he didn’t recall being notified.” How convenient, either he or his wife signed the document or they didn’t. But having gone through a similar situation with my oldest child in a hospital when he was young and needed an IV for hydration, The parents should have been allowed in the room at least until the child was under from the gas to help calm the child down. It only helps the situation and thus the dentist and his staff.
[-2] July 3, 2015 at 10:43am
Consistent with the language in the recent SC decision the same majority of americans who BELIEVE that civil rights should be applied universally will not agree that churches should loose their tax exempt status because of the exercise of their religious tenants. However, similar to hospitals or universities they should be stripped of their tax exempt status if they undertake activities that are not consistent with their primary function. For example, hospitals that operate businesses or undertake activities outside their healthcare function, such as real estate or for profit businesses or political lobbying, should loose their tax exempt status. And churches that operate businesses or undertake activities outside their primary function of churches, such as for profit businesses, political lobbying or political advocacy, should similarly loose their tax exemption. Its bad enough we have cheating politicians and individuals who seek to cheat their country and fellow citizens through PACs. We don’t need the same cowardly cheaters hiding behind a church veil.
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 4:52pm
“So when the military has a parade, and there is patriotism and dignity, the Liberals think that the dignity comes from the parade, not from the people in it. It all makes so much sense now!” Actually the dignity comes from the legitimacy and honorability of the actions performed by the military on behalf of the government. In WWII the German military was neither dignified nor honorable. During Vietnam, when the US bombed Cambodia (illegally) killing over 200,000 people the majority of which were civilians, while claiming it was not in Cambodia, it was neither dignified nor honorable. Even though any number of the members of the military could claim they served with honor or dignity because they followed orders and looked good in parades. The taking of lives for reasons that are neither dignified or honorable most certainly takes away the worthiness “dignity” of those were were killed. So no like many situations I judge governments and people on what they do, not what they say they believe and certainly not on what they claim after the fact was their intention. And the only one who can express if their real and sense of worthiness “dignity” was taken away re those who lived through it. So in your view those who believe and act like you have dignity, those who don’t simply don’t? Cause I am confuse on who the Southern Plantation owner was “imitating” when they were torturing slaves and free to kill those who sought freedom.
"dignity comes from the legitimacy and honorability of the actions performed by the military on behalf of the government"? God, how have you managed to stay alive so long being so stupid? That's like saying that the government directed all those who received the Congressional Medal of Honor to perform the actions that won them that award! That comes from the individual, not the government! A concept you're apparently unaware of....personal honor and dignity and devotion to something much BIGGER than any government. Being a liberal though, that's something you will never have.
Another mush-brained liberal with a reading disability, or perhaps just prefers to redefine the word 'dignity' just to back up his skewed version of history.
Apparently you believe that the conspirators who tried to kill Hitler were somehow stripped of their dignity when they were tortured and murdered ...
Murdering someone might remove their life, but NOT their dignity.
Apparently the little Star Trek fruit is also unable to read well, too.
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 4:40pm
“Wow. I never realized it, but Liberals don’t actually believe in human dignity. They believe in apparent dignity, or the appearance of dignity. If you aren’t the cool kid, to a liberal, you have no dignity. If you’re not going with the fads, and dressing like the cool kids, they think you have no dignity. ” Seriously, do you practice making things up or does it come naturally. So the “cool” blue chip fraternity daddy’s boys at OK who sang “There will never be a ****** in @@@ fraternity” actually believe in and represent your sense of dignity. Undignified acts and actions that seek to and at times reduce the worthiness of a group do in fact assault there dignity. And take 5 minutes to actually research the term dignity (I know you are a stickler for correct use of terms/words – marriage) and you will find that it is derived from the latin and french words meaning worthiness. If a government supports or takes an action that reduces the worthiness of a group relative to other in society they have taken away their worthiness in the eyes of society and thus their dignity. Or do you not think the Natzies took away the dignity of the jews when they raped them, tortured them and killed them. Once again it is not about what you believe that a term or word means, it is what it actually means. So yea marriage is well defined as a civil union between a man and a woman, and historically that had more to do with negotiating with the father in law then being a religious event.
Jrook, you just unwittingly reiterated Blest's point, yet again.
[ ˈdignitē ]
The state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.
Merriam's Dictionary will not tell you whether dignity comes from within, or is derived from an external perspective. That's up to YOU, and it's obvious that YOUR sense of dignity is prerequisite on the acceptance of others. Hypothetically, a man lost alone on a deserted island and forgotten from society still has the capacity for dignity...if HE chooses. Socialists/Communists who require society to define who they are - not so much I suppose.
Now take you "choices" and run on home for some more study, before you expose your sense of dignity to further condemnation...seeing as how we now know your sense of self-worth is truly dependent on how we feel about you! ;)
Yes, Jews were raped, tortured, and even killed just because they were Jews. But when they died they died with their dignity intact staying true to their religion. Since you have no religion, you can’t even say you’ll have any dignity to die with, other than your liberal ideals. Put those ideals in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up first!
[-4] July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm
Surprise, surprise you focus on the actors response but say nothing of what Thomas said. So you don’t think the Natzies, the German government of the day, took away the dignity of their jewish captors when the raped, tortured and killed them. A key aspect of the term dignity, carried from the Latin and French origin of the work is “worthiness”. So clearly if the government decides that you are not worthy of being treated as a citizen or as a human being, they have reduced or taken away your worthiness. One of several rare instances where Thomas wakes up long enough to think or write to show what an incapable Justice he is. But of course since he is a conservative and supports decisions you like he is Ok in your book and worthy of praise and defense. No doubt if he supported decisions you didn’t like you would actually react differently and HONESTLY to his absurd statement. “More proof that leftists are racist POS.” – but of course labeling the entire group you don’t agree with racist POS is grounded in Facts and dignified. Yes as we see there are instances where individuals erode their own dignity.
And had he been a Marxist POS espousing made up crap garnered from foreign law and personal bias you'd call out George for his blatant and obvious racist comments. Are you going to call Thomas an Oreo or Uncle Tom or the myriad of other racist crap that your side has already tossed at him over the years? I'm sure they've heard them all by now, or shall we dance through the tulips of the racist things that **prominent** leftists have said about people like Michelle Malkin, Herman Cain, Mia Love, Ben Carson, Allen West, etc etc et al ad infinitum.
Ahhh... JRook comes through with its predictable rhetoric and hyperbole.
Any honest person without an agenda knows exactly the respectful and dignified manner in which Justice Thomas made his statement. He doesn't even have to pretend to give meaning to the word "dignity". The word was used exactly as it was intended, as can be learned by even the most simple child by picking up a dictionary.
I am sorry that you missed it...
By the way... try looking at the origin of the word "liberal" some time.
I think if Corrie ten Boom was still alive, she would be able to straighten out your way of thinking. Dignity is inherent, not external. Just sayin'.
[-7] July 2, 2015 at 4:10pm
“The Job belongs to the employers, not the employed.” Educate yourself regarding the truly great companies like say Google, Oracle, etc. who recognize who actually does the work and adds the real value. And for the record if all the employees leave, there is no company. Companies who think like this get the mediocre employees they deserve. I moved between 12-15 times in my, usually through recruiters, so I’d say the job is more so the employees who can and do leave on their own terms. You rant about the first amendment and freedom of thought and then say an employer who fires someone for their speech is exercising their freedom. Chase you tail much or is your head already too far up to chase it.
[-1] July 2, 2015 at 3:52pm
Could never vote for anyone from any party who claims to be a high ethics, high integrity fiscal conservative but delays announcing he is running for President so his “unofficial” campaign can collect as many donations outside of campaign financing laws as possible. There is a fine line between taking advantage of a situation or rule and cheating. Real competitors don’t depend or rely on tricks or look to take advantage of a situation.
[-5] July 2, 2015 at 3:48pm
Ok let’s be clear the west is significantly more active than anywhere else in the country. And everyone in the south and texas are not oil workers, construction workers or ranchers. So while your point might change the data slightly, it would no doubt change it across the board. With little difference to the overall ranking.
Oh please! A Californians idea of active just means more surfing or running (of their mouths) to save some animal that will probably go extinct anyway.
Are you capable of intelligent thought ?
JRook, Just look at the New Mexico map. The blue counties there are the ones that have the highest unemployment and the most people taking government aid. These people are being called active, not because they work but because they have free time. Colorado - ditto. Look at the one county in NM in red - Lea County (home of the oil industry). 12-hour shifts at $35 and hour means you don't have enough behind left at the end of the day to get out and work on your abs.
[-7] July 2, 2015 at 3:37pm
“Florida is an “at will” state — meaning no reason is needed for firing without notice.” And take 10 minutes to research the FACT that it is republican led states that have sought to make more states “at will” employment, removing as much recourse as possible for employees that are fired unjustly. And regardless of what U Of Berkley suggests, hiring and firing should be based on performance in the job first and foremost. Given he did not make the statement at work or specifically to other employees he should be able to sue them for wrongful termination and collect a bunch of $$.And don’t blame this on the liberal government until you find out something about the individuals who own and run this guys company. Place blame and you critiques where they belong.
Boy, was reading that a waste of time, Er what? Thanks Rook...
"...republican led states that have sought to make more states “at will” employment..."
Glad to see some Republicans still push for freedom over oppression.
All 50 states need to be 'at will' employers and do away with corrupt unions once and for all.
The Job belongs to the employers, not the employed.
"The Job belongs to the employers, not the employed." Educate yourself regarding the truly great companies like say Google, Oracle, etc. who recognize who actually does the work and adds the real value. And for the record if all the employees leave, there is no company. Companies who think like this get the mediocre employees they deserve. I moved between 12-15 times in my, usually through recruiters, so I'd say the job is more so the employees who can and do leave on their own terms. You rant about the first amendment and freedom of thought and then say an employer who fires someone for their speech is exercising their freedom. Chase you tail much or is your head already too far up to chase it.
The first amendment applies to government. You have no freedom to impose jack or s#!t on my property. The employer owns the job. They have the job that they allow you to perform for them for an agreed upon compensation. I have every right to choose someone else to do the job for whatever reason I want. If I don't like your body odor it's my right to pick someone who bathes. You have every right to leave when you wish. If the company wants to commit suicide via poor compensation or policy, that's their damn choice. That is freedom. Forcing companies to do business with someone against their will is fascism.
Can someone please explain how requiring a reason for taking away a family's livlihood is somehow anti-american or oppressive?
Don't totally write off jrook here. There needs to be a balance. I've seen people fired just because the manager did not personally like them. Nothing about performance came into play. I've also seen women abused and browbeated just because they had children that had to be taken care of. Additionally, I know of managers having bragged about laying people off at the end of the year, just to increase their bonus. Meanwhile, expecting more from less and requiring workers to work longer hours for the same salaried pay. Hell, I've seen managment outright lie before laying people off and saying the contractors would be let go first. These type of abuses need ways to be addressed. Some of them extremely harshly, as I consider some of the abuses I've seen as being patently evil and selfish.
So, please think a bit before just outright siding with the corporation first outlook. I want to see something balanced, not just protecting one group over another.
Jrook, you have some good points, as there are some abuses that do occur. However, my fear is that you would go too far on the worker’s rights aspect. You must have the entrepreneur and you need the rich to help create jobs. Government is best when it doesn’t over regulate, nor over tax. The people have more freedoms, as well as more choice, overall.
Wow you a alcoholic or drug addict? Twelve to fifteen job changes you clearly have loyalty issues. It's a good thing states like Florida can terminate commitmentphobes without recourse.
[-1] July 2, 2015 at 3:26pm
Just be clear that it is anyone who places conditions or criteria for what people are included under a particularly view of united that really seek to divide us. And it starts by not referring to individuals who have not actually directly or indirectly harmed you as enemies. Differences in ideology and beliefs are not grounds to ever refer to another citizen in a country founded on INDIVIDUAL freedom, liberty and self determination as an enemy. To do so is a clear indication you seek to divide.
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters." Luke 11:23
[-3] July 2, 2015 at 3:22pm
Well said and right on point. But unfortunately similar to the political climate, increasing number of people are becoming more steadfast regarding their own faith, particularly those who believe it is the only true faith. A position which in and of its self demonstrates that they view it more as a “club” rather than an interpretation of God, the higher force or energy in the universe, or whatever you want to call it. A position that only their book is the true word of god, is driven more from arrogance and a self serving mindset more than any real spiritual based faith. As my father used to say the world would be a much happier, better and peaceful place if everyone would just practice the Golden Rule. Something which perhaps 5% of any religion, faith or group practices today.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14
Salvation is not a club. Nor do we get to just make up the rules that suit us. Worship allah, fine, worship nature, fine. WRONG!
The Bible says the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. Telling people that you can worship whatever, and do whatever has a name, IDOLATRY. The first 2 commandments were about this.
You, yourself, do not practice it, JRook.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Would you want anyone to force you to do something against your will or that is against your system of belief or morality?
And yet, you approve of some instances where this has indeed occurred.
WayTruthLife777, I'm glad you're this vaunted expert to tell the majority of humanity where they went wrong. Gotta love fundies. Ever sanctimonious.
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. Gal 1
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3
Eph 4: 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Gal 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Priesthood (called by God)
Heb 5: 1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: .... 4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
Ex 28:1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office........
Ex 29:..... and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
You do know that the 'golden rule' comes from scripture ..?
 July 1, 2015 at 1:22pm
Hey keep buying her books and Ann Coulter will keep feeding the angry mob anything they want to hear. Having said that any and all illegal immigrants should be rounded up and sent home as fast as possible. And any landscaping, nursery, housekeeping, construction, etc. etc. company that employees them should be fined $250,000 per occurrence until they are out of business. Look at both the criminals here, the illegal immigrants and the anti-american business owners who exploit them rather than higher a citizen.
I am going to frame your post on my wall to remind me there is a Dr Jekyll side to you.
JRook in positive territory with the thumbs. Never thought that would happen. I agree with fining the crap out of businesses that violate our immigration laws.
We don't often agree, but on this I most heartily do. If a few business owners were doing the perp walk picking up trash on the highway for thirty days, and paying a fine, we would quickly turn off the ride, and the mob would go home!!!
[-4] July 1, 2015 at 1:14pm
You may be right but I will withhold total agreement until I hear where he keeps and invests his money. If he, like Romney, keeps a boat load of money offshore to avoid paying his fair share of taxes, he is neither a patriot or honorable. But as far as his absurd, unfounded statements those are merely an indication of why he is a typical Republican condidate.
Oh come on now JRook
Keeping one's investments and financial assets offshore IS what makes folks like Trump and Romney patriotic and honorable.
If you're NOT doing such - or at least trying to avoid paying taxes in whatever way you can then... You're not really a patriotic, honorable American.
At least according to many who post here.
You have no clue what you're talking about. Romney follows US law that allows him to keep a "boatload of money offshore" because he's already paid taxes on the money when he earned it. Grab a clue. I bet he paid more in taxes in a year or two than you've earned in your entire life..wah,wah,wah fair share. I'm sure you don't have a problem with the DEM/Clinton's dirty money right?
What do you think your fair share of my money is, you creep?
Any businessperson, Republican or Democrat, who makes the kind of money Trump and Romney make, takes advantage of tax loopholes. To not do do would be imbecilic and these people don't stay rich because they're imbeciles.
To think Democrats like John Kerry's wife don't do such a thing makes YOU the imbecile.
Dems just don't pay their taxes. Dem approved corporations (ie Apple) keep billions offshore because of our onerous tax laws.
The top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of the income taxes and quite frankly I am tired of paying your fair share as well as mine.
Unfortunately, she is a county government employee.
She is elected.
 July 1, 2015 at 1:01pm
“and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned.’” Either her misunderstanding of this statement or her purposeful misinterpretation explains why she has not advanced beyond being a country clerk. Let’s be clear she is not issuing the marriage license the country is. She is merely the person who makes sure the information on the license is correct and that the license is processed correctly and recorded. No doubt she is equally vocal about refuses to provide services to individuals who are divorced, have a criminal record, are drunks, take the Lords name in vein and any behavior that goes against her strong religious beliefs. If not than she is doing nothing other than discriminating against a select group she doesn’t like. But of course as a chrstian I’m sure she will be honest about how she refuses service to other groups or individuals that do something the “offends” her religious beliefs.
There has to be a line somewhere or that will be your argument every time a Christian wants to uphold their beliefs; in essence their will be no line which means being a Christian will mean nothing except believing in Christ but Christians cannot follow any of His teachings. Quit trying to tear down Christian's beliefs and respect them.
Even through your sarcasm, you are correct
Where the the majority of "Christians" taking a strong stance on adultery and remarriage?
[-11] June 30, 2015 at 6:09pm
Your kidding right. “Not only is Ridgefield the safest town in Connecticut, it also has more registered gun owners than some of the most unsafe cities in the state.” This has got to be the stupidest story and overall assertion I have every seen. Ridgefield is certainly not the safest town in CT as their are small rural towns that don’t even give out a speeding ticket in a year. And to compare a bedroom community to a city like Bridgeport is like comparing a town in rural PA, where there are no doubt a bunch of registered hunting rifles, to New York City. And actually, given that crime has dropped in virtually every state regardless of gun ownership the cause and effect is a fantasy that the NRA has conveniently made up. The real question for the PhD from the NRA is what was the reason for the increase in crime in the 7 states that had concealed carry laws. Because you see to answer that question she would have to admit that her inference is more BS than substance. And take the time to really look at how the NRA publishes crime statistics and be smart enough to seek per capita figures as opposed to raw crime figures, the correct way to compare states, and you get a very differ outcome. Seriously, how much is the blaze paid to keep putting out these NRA promotional pieces. Cause this story is so far beyond something even a pseudo journalist would write it has to, in her defense, be a paid piece.
The NRA speaks for a small percentage of Americans.The truth is we 2nd allows for citizens to have enough fire power to topple the government. All three of my children were taught that in the so called liberal schools. It is up to debate that certain criminal convictions can void a person's right to own weapons, but it is undeniable that the 2nd is part of the bill of rights that specifically limit the government. Guns and crime have nothing to do with the 2nd amendment. Like it has been said for years " Enforce the gun laws already passed.
You state, "And actually, given that crime has dropped in virtually every state regardless of gun ownership the cause and effect is a fantasy that the NRA has conveniently made up".
OK, if we grant your statement is correct, then there's no point in passing gun control laws, because there is no cause and effect relationship. Gun control laws won't make anyone safer.
Rookie, I’ve covered this once before about crime rates going down and you’re full of sht! New York City’s murder rate has increased over the same time period last year by a lot. Get your facts right or stay away. We don’t need trolls here to feed us lies when we know better.
[-4] June 30, 2015 at 5:57pm
@JackieTreehorn… As a general construct I don’t disagree. But please show me media outlets with the visibility of fox, rush and GB on the left that say similarly outrageous and knowingly false things. While MSNBC is clearly biased and at time takes some comments out of context, I most often see them similarly pointing out the absurdity of the positions and statements being spewed out through the organized right wing propaganda machine. The latest one being the nonsense surrounding the confederate flag and somehow, while it ws the Republican Governor and 2 Republican Senators who called for it being removed from the statehouse, it being a designed move by the PRESIDENT to weaken the south. Again, I’m talking main stream which frankly I don’t consider this site.
[-5] June 30, 2015 at 5:49pm
“You spew your lies and misinformation without any facts to back it up such as your contention that Fox News is only accurate 18% of the time, so I guess your post is just “another pile of misinformation” if we use the standards you just laid out above.” Actually the 18% is a rather accepted figure regarding fox news accuracy and they don’t dispute it. In fact the network, similar to clear channel and the network that produces rush’s show refer to their shows as entertainment, not news as a defense against the slander suits that have been filed against them. So tell me why would someone who claims to be right 99% of the time (rush) need to protect himself by claiming his show is entertainment and no one believes him anyway (an actually assertion by his and/or producers lawyers)? Please enlighten me.
[-5] June 30, 2015 at 5:45pm
“what facts or scientific findings can defy the truth that ONLY 1 man and 1 woman can create a new life…? That is reality, it has been proven scientifically…and that’s a FACT” Actually that has not been a fact for some time. It is scientifically and medically possible to utilize cells from the same individual to produce a egg and sperm cells. Not sure why you brought this up but that is the case. Fortunately, their are ethics laws to keep it from being used on humans at this time but the science surrounding creation of a fertilized egg and manipulation of the off springs characteristics through genetic alteration is rather advanced.