User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • July 3, 2015 at 11:04am

    “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.

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  • [16] 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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [12] 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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-6] July 1, 2015 at 1:05pm

    She is a county clerk not a government official.

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  • [7] 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.

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  • [-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.

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  • [-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.

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