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  • [1] August 26, 2014 at 5:29pm

    Ok as much wiser men than you have correctly pointed out, what you gerneralize as the left and the right have a history of suppressing speech that was inconsistent with their positions and beliefs. Or are you a GB historical revisionist that would claim the Dark Ages or the acts of the Puritans was the work of liberals or progressives. Who exactly do you think the “establishment” was made up of in the 1980′s. You know the folks that cheered when protestors exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly were beaten and shot. So let’s just say you are selective in assertions and examples. What this celebrity, like most, forgets is that freedom of speech is much different than public recognition or reaction to such speech. And when someone’s free speech advocates the restrictions of the self determination and individual liberty, they are nothing more than the ignorant opinions that are correctly rebuked. But I remember none saying Robertson did not have the right to say ignorant things. But like all of us he does carry the responsibility for his public statements.

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  • [-4] August 26, 2014 at 5:12pm

    You do realize that this same staff and situations existed going back to Reagan and before. So your attempt at placing at the feet of the current Administration is lame at best. If we really cared about our young men we wouldn’t send them to nonsensical wars in the first place. Nothing was gained in Korea, nothing was gained in Vietnam and nothing will be gained in Iraq or Afghanistan. And let’s be clear that, similar to the US Olympic basketball team, if our military can’t handle Iraq or Afghanistan we shouldn’t be wasting the money we do on it. But of course that assumes the money is really being spent for national defense.

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  • [-5] August 26, 2014 at 5:08pm

    Well Jinxe that’s the interesting thing about this whole issue. You see approximately a third of the VA’s staff are veterans. So how’s about we check on the status of the staff involved in this mess before we assume they weren’t veterans. Would be interesting to see how many are and how much they value their comrades in arms.

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  • [-4] August 26, 2014 at 5:01pm

    The individual should have never let the dog out of the house or put her in the house the minute she became aggressive. This is the fault of the home owner as the police obviously had good cause to be there as indicated by a warrant. And by the way a dog is not a human being and references to the shooting in Furgeson, as obviously intended by the author, are as ignorant as the intention.

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  • [-12] August 26, 2014 at 4:47pm

    “informed speculation” Which of course to use Rush’s favorite phrase is a low information assertion. Always hard to believe people actually listen to a guy who should be selling used cars to low information buyers, cause he wouldn’t provide any.

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  • [-1] August 26, 2014 at 4:39pm

    This is why real journalists actually research their stories for FACTS and validity before they print them.

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  • [-8] August 26, 2014 at 4:37pm

    “Crump has been arrested once — during an anti-war protest in college” As we all know after the fact, those who protested the Vietnam War were the only real Patriots in the country at the time.

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  • [-6] August 26, 2014 at 4:34pm

    Always good to have some knowledge regarding the use of executive actions before thinking based on a ideology and belief based bias. Why do you ask. Well because Reagan is still way ahead of any previous President in terms of the use of executive actions. And by the way at least someone is trying to get something done in DC that doesn’t merely line the pockets of the wealthy.

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  • [-16] August 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Matti Friedman … if he had any professional ethics he would identify his bias by birth and namesake. And for that matter so would sharona.

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  • [-1] August 26, 2014 at 12:28pm

    That’s BS and you know it. As the effective tax rates in the US after deductions and credits brings the US rate in line and actually lower than most of Europe. I prefer BKing over McD’s for the few times I have no choice but to eat crap food. But it $1 is transfered from the US I will drive farther and spend my money elsewhere. This country was much stronger when companies acted like citizens instead of merely claiming all the benefits of being a citizen. But at the end of the day greed is more powerful than citizenship. Just ask the guy who ran for PRESIDENT while his money was hidden in offshore accounts.

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  • [-1] August 26, 2014 at 12:21pm

    Wow similar to Al Sharpton the other day. Megan must have stopped taking the fox unfair and unbalanced pills. Surprising she would risk cheap ratings for actually stating the obvious truth. And the only reason why you don’t see similar economic hardship in southern cities such as Atlanta is because they extended their boundaries out into the suburb. Funding for public schools should be equalized on a per pupil basis, including school facilities and programs. That is what equal opportunity means.

  • [-3] August 26, 2014 at 12:14pm

    “All adherents to the Koran who can actually read it know that forced conversion or death is the tenet to their faith.” That statement is taken out of context by terrorists and similarly out of context by ignorant westerners. Which one are you?

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  • [-3] August 26, 2014 at 12:12pm

    And if Israel actually gives something up in the negotiations we will know they are serious and honorable. Let’s not let the dramatization of violence alter the original legitimate question.

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  • [-2] August 26, 2014 at 12:06pm

    Exactly which begs the question why billy feels a need to give it to these anti-christians and poor excuse for human beings.

  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 12:04pm

    It is sad how much time and effort the staff here puts forth to make everything as negative as possible with respect to the PRESIDENT. Having said that let’s be clear that the primary criminals with respect to the hiring and exploitation of illegal aliens are the EMPLOYERS and companies or individuals who contract with companies that hire illegal aliens. And “I didn’t know they were illegal workers” is a statement of ignorance not an excuse. Time to fine the small businesses (eg. landscapers, nurseries, cleaning companies, etc.) $250,000 per illegal worker.

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  • [-16] August 25, 2014 at 4:22pm

    Driving down my property values doesn’t sound like a liberal position. So really we have a post about another selfish, self centered conservative who obviously should find something more useful to do with his time. Perhaps protecting the coral reefs off the coast of Florida that are being decimated by ships, recreational boats, pollution, acid rain and climate change.

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  • [-2] August 25, 2014 at 4:12pm

    It will be technology like this that finally separates the wealthy from the average person on this planet. They will be able to lengthen their lives significantly and engineer their offspring to exacting specifications. Something that is no doubt already occurring despite the BS regarding medical ethics and moral objections. Money is and always has been the most powerful of Gods.

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  • [-7] August 25, 2014 at 4:08pm

    Ah Crusader4Ignorance that is your informed opinion. Perhaps the marine was verbally abusive and the other individual(s) felt threatened by him. In that case they acted significantly more human by not shooting him and hiding behind “Stand Your Ground” like simple cowards do every week now in our modern dark ages. No doubt in your mind we were able to remove the cancer of the American Indian, but screwed it up by bringing in slaves. Glad to see that scripture reading is softening your racist views a bit.

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  • [-14] August 25, 2014 at 4:03pm

    Perhaps he was verbally abusive and the individual he was arguing with felt threatened. In that case I give the individual(s) credit for not shooting him and claiming stand your ground like a simple coward would do.

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  • [-4] August 25, 2014 at 3:56pm

    “was told that Lerner’s emails still exist by lawyers during that process” Really, then what is the name of the individuals who told them this? Lawyers are not names, so who is protecting who? Or is it just lawyers making money playing the game, which is what they usually do.

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