User Profile: JRook


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  • [-2] September 3, 2015 at 4:47pm

    Perhaps, but what pisses of independents are large corporations and the wealthy who have tons of money from hard working americans and used to invest in communities, states and their country as part of being good citizens. Now they claim the are global corporations and merely capitalists and thus owe nothing to any country. I am not impressed or respectful to CEOs of companies who outsourced their workers a “slave” wages in developing countries so they could make 300 times the average employee today instead of the 30 times the average employee great citizen leaders of the great companies did in the 1940′s, 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s. Inn 1970, the average hard working american could buy a house, drive a decent car and send their kids to college. Today now that the wealthy and large corporations don’t want to contribute to their local communities, states and country the average hard working american can barely afford the retirement, health care and other benefits good companies used to provide, let along send their kids to college. Cutting income taxes only helps the wealthy and large corporations and buy the way it is the smallest % of total taxes paid by the average american.

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  • [1] September 3, 2015 at 4:38pm

    Good point. I am leaning towards this guy, but he has to get beyond the 5 second sound bites that are intended for the rush low information voters. So far he has gained support on bumper sticker slogans and wishful statements. He has yet to demonstrate any level of real depth with regard to actual policies and programs he would act on. And if he chooses Carli FAILorina as his VP, he will loose my vote to anyone else.

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  • [2] September 3, 2015 at 4:32pm

    The detail and followup relative to this story has be exhaustive and impressive to say the least. Of course the staff would convince an unbiased audience of even a meager level of integrity, professionalism and honesty if it similarly reported that 5 of the State investigations into Planned Parenthood caused by the release of the fraudulent videos has found that NO violations of any health codes, medical ethics or laws were found. But then again, that professionalism or integrity thing doesn’t seem to mean much to those involved in smear propaganda.

  • [3] September 3, 2015 at 4:23pm

    “removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country.” How sad it is to realize this guy knows he is so irrelevant that he has to make outrageous statements to get any attention. And so there is no confusion she was jailed because she defied a judge’s order and is being held in contempt. So it is the act of being in contempt of court not her beliefs or conscious. No different than an individual who assaults or murders an abortion doctor and claims that it was based on their religious beliefs. As mentioned before, while she claims her prior life (4 marriages, adultery) are not relevant because it was before she was a chrisitan, what would she have done if a clerk denied her a 4th. license based on religous beliefs?

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  • [1] September 3, 2015 at 4:13pm

    Ah, and I was wondering why a high school fight was worthy of a story…… but then again I forgot about the level of the intended audience.

  • September 3, 2015 at 4:09pm

    Oh ok, the ball guys decided to deflate the balls on their own as a goof on Brady. This is nothing more than a legal reinforcement that $$$ is significantly more important than ethics and integrity in professional football, which after all at the end of the day is merely a game. Brady showed no integrity and ethics by letting some equipment guy take the fall, who I’m sure by the way has been taken care of both directly and indirectly for being the scapegoat. Unfortunately, money allows individuals in this country cover up a lot of things including being a coward and not having the guts to admit you cheated in a game.

  • [55] September 3, 2015 at 3:56pm

    By all means let’s give attention and celebrate an individual who was driving drunk and could have killed the little girl who’s barbie jeep she bought.

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  • [4] September 3, 2015 at 3:53pm

    In other words this judge has ordered her to take ” The Mark Of The Beast ” No ordered her to carry out the duties of the office and uphold the pledge she made to uphold the laws of the land. If she is unwilling to do either then she should simply step down from the office. But rather than do that, she has allowed the conservative mafia to make her a poster child for some fictitious war on christianity. Now people say her past has nothing to do with her new life as a chrisitan. But what would she have said about a clerk who refused to marry her for the 4th. time or because she had children out of wedlock? Perhaps she would say her freedom, liberty and civil rights were being restricted.

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  • September 2, 2015 at 4:06pm

    If those are the facts then why was there any doubt he would be cleared of the shooting. Of course it was justified and make note of the time and steps taken as that is what an experienced, knowledgeable policeman does before he shoots. This was not even close to the case in Cleveland where the lazy cops drove up and shot a 12 year old kid within 1 minute of arriving on the scene, without even getting out of the car. Besides being cowards they were wrong and once again the city of Cleveland will pay out $millions to the family.

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  • [-1] September 2, 2015 at 4:01pm

    So by assertion Conservatism always achieves its stated intent. So it was Bush’s and Cheney’s, two great conservatives, intent to destabilize the middle east and lead us into the worst economic period since the great depression. Well done conservatives.

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  • [2] September 2, 2015 at 3:54pm

    Actually, its called exploiting your 15 minutes of fame for all its worth and it says something about character and motives. For me I’ll take the quiet marine who just goes and does his business based on love of their country. It is really sad to see individuals fall into the trap of letting the media cash in on their story and cash in on their story about cashing in. And yes, dancing with the stars is about as moronic a show as has ever been created.

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  • [1] September 2, 2015 at 2:10pm

    Ah yes there is no stronger judge than those who have a sorted past and are converted. Akin to those who used to smoke and now claim that it is a disgusting habit. This woman needs to be removed from her position and educated about what civil rights are and that they apply to everyone, not just hose who share her beliefs. Any and all ideological and religious beliefs should not and can not be allowed in the public venue. Isn’t that what everyone here is preaching with regard to the IRS and their supposed treatment of some right wing PACs? Or are you using a different rationale for this one?

  • [-8] September 2, 2015 at 1:58pm

    Why waste a message on those who comment without ever actually reading the actual deal. You know those truly low information voters who obtain the “knowledge” from the likes of rush and then repeat it here as though that makes it all the more reliable. You have more than just a few individuals who are both wiser and smarter than any of the ideological and belief driven detractors who make a case for it being a good deal based on real facts, rationality and logic.

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  • [13] August 31, 2015 at 11:42am

    Pick any area of our culture and society and it is consumed by individuals who say and do things that are outrageous as possible to get attention and make money through that “level of attention”. Whether it be politicians who compete to make the most unfounded and inflammatory comment or the “political analyst” circus clowns like Ann Coulter who comes out of the clown car every 6 months or so to feed the angry mob so she can sell another BS book. For gods sake we live in a society and culture that considers Kim Kardashian to be worthy of something other than a waitress job. When we start valuing intelligence, knowledge and performance above ideology and beliefs and outrageous behavior, perhaps we will get back on track. Oh and a little good old American citizenship where you care more about your country and fellow citizen than your own ideology, beliefs and stuff might go a long way also.

  • [7] August 31, 2015 at 11:34am

    “Most conservative Bible scholars believe that either the Book of Genesis or the Book of Job was the first book of the Bible to be written, likely by Moses, and likely during the 40 years of wilderness wandering in between the exodus from Egypt and the death of Moses. This would put the date of authorship somewhere between 1450 BC and 1400 BC.”

    Always interesting to see artifacts that predate the bible by at least 9,000 years not having any relationship to the jewish faith or STORIES of the bible. Particularly when these artifacts are found on the other side of the earth.

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  • [-7] August 31, 2015 at 11:25am

    “However, many military experts warn that a nuclear Iran is a direct threat to the United States, and it could happen in a “flash.” Thanks for the science lesson tommy, however the context for the statements regarding a nuclear Iran were made around the need for this agreement, as without it the speed at which they will achieve a nuclear weapon is dramatically faster.

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  • [-5] August 31, 2015 at 11:19am

    “I’m not going to let this issue drop. We’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns.” Spare us the criminals will always get guns argument as it means nothing. The point is there is a need for 100% background checks to prevent crazy people who haven’t committed a felony yet from getting their hands on a gun legally. Will that stop everything NO, but the notion that nothing can be done is being shown for the dumb idea it is. And the notion that everyone in the US should carry a gun to protect themselves is perhaps the only thing dumber than that.

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  • [-14] August 31, 2015 at 11:15am

    Here is a more plausible view. The conservative “mafia” knows that a healthy and growing economy will favor the incumbent party so there is a need to latch on to and generate as much bad news about the economy as is possible. Basically, the same tactic that is being used against Planned Parenthood. Ah yes to go back to a day where people cared more for their well being of their country and fellow citizens as they do about their own ideology and beliefs, no matter how irrational.

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  • [-3] August 31, 2015 at 11:10am

    Cause of Action, the legal watchdog group that sued the IRS in 2013, hailed Friday’s decision as a “victory for transparency advocates,” Great so I guess they and the other PACs on both sides of the ideological spectrum will announce their support for transparency by publishing their donor records.

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  • [2] August 26, 2015 at 3:06pm

    Well said and right on point. But then again no one listened to Eisenhower and no one paid attention to the Vietnam protesters who warned that the military industrial complex’s appetite for war and destruction was insatiable. No one noticed how convenient it was that the middle east suddenly became a problem shortly after Russia was no longer the big bad threat.

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