User Profile: JRook


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  • September 4, 2015 at 11:48am

    For those who are not aware the first same sex marriage license was issued in 1975 in Boulder CO. so this is not exactly a new frontier. And it was issued according to the law, as there was no provision that the participants be a man and a woman. Heck I think the term civil union was the best accommodation that our society could make for a practice most of us object to. But the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise and like those in the South who felt so strongly about slavery the sought to destroy the union, we need to accept the constitutionally correct interpretation and application of civil rights, and equal treatment under the law to ALL. And even the founding fathers would assert than anyone’s specific religious beliefs have no place in that discussion or decision.

  • [2] September 4, 2015 at 11:42am

    “reasonable accommodation” is reserved for someone exercising their religious faith, not imposing their beliefs on other citizens through the denial of their civil rights, as decided by the Supreme Court. She was given her protected right to object and given due process in the courts. The Court decided she needed to perform the duties of her office, which include upholding the law. If she can’t do that then she should resign. Her name is on the marriage license because she is the lead clerk. It is way too slippery a slope to allow individuals to interpret and carry out the law based on their religious beliefs. Or would you accept similar religious related job performance accommodations for a Jew or Muslim. And of course we both know your answer to at least one of those two groups.

  • [8] September 4, 2015 at 11:35am

    Agreed this is a clear example of where technically under aged punks need to be judged and sentenced as adults. Cause if they can’t figure out that throwing a rock at cars from an overpass might cause someone serious injury they are too stupid to be allowed in society at large.

  • September 4, 2015 at 11:31am

    Observations in either direction have to take into account when each of them played. The starting quarterback in a preseason game faces a defense that is more similar to the starting defense, while the QB who comes in after that faces the 2nd., 3rd. team defense and also guys that are on the bubble. Tebow’s throwing motion is still too drawn out and he simply does not have a quick release. But that is not his biggest flaw. His real problem is he is not mentally or sensory quick. That being he cannot read defenses fast enough and can’t translate what he sees to his decisions and throwing action fast enough. While that can be somewhat improved through experience, it is a limiting factor for his ever being a serious QB in the NFL. 3 rd. string QB on the Eagles is not exactly a major accomplishment, given the initial hype and predictions. So comments now are relative to a much lower bar.

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  • [-4] September 4, 2015 at 11:10am

    “I’ve just seen an absolute vacuum in leadership from the White House,” Your referring to a guy who is running so fast from his performance as governor he can’t think straight. He purposely delayed signing off on the 2015 budget until Jun, 2015 so as to mask what will end up being a deficit, despite his delaying of debt payments and gutting of the U Of W, budget. Just randomly deciding to spend less is not leadership nor good fiscal policy. He is running away from his performance because it will have lasting and long term negative effects on his state. Like Bush this is a guy who robbed from the low and middle class and gave to the rich in the form of tax cuts and tax breaks. All under the false premise that cutting taxes for the wealthy increases investment and grows the economy. It was proven wrong when Bush tried it and it will be proven wrong in Wisconsin. Or have you forgot that Bush handed americans the worse domestic economy since the Great Depression and left the President with a $1.2 trillion deficit run rate when he took office. (Note: 2009, Bush’s last fiscal year, federal deficit was $1.2 trillion.)

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  • [-1] September 4, 2015 at 10:52am

    Well in this instance it appears this site is also trying to milk it…. so much for your ideological statement. This video and story is the crap that blogs exist for and live off of. It is they and not the media who allow the Kim Kardashians of the world to get anywhere. As you will see that it was their social media attention that led traditional media to pay them any attention.

  • [-2] September 4, 2015 at 10:47am

    “I just want to know why Jerry Brown was not handled with the same treatment your enjoying being administered to Mrs Davis.” It can be done in 50 words or less. First, upholding the law and a judges order is a tad different then the level of enforcement. You know in terms of how well Bush and virtually every other President enforced the immigration laws. She is not being jailed for not carrying out the duties of her office. She is being jailed because she is in contempt of court. If she feels she can no longer carry out the duties of her office she should resign. Your analogy with respect to both Gov. Shwarzeneger and then AG Brown is that a Federal Court was reviewing Prop 8 and found it to be unconstitutional. And of course by the time Jerry Brown had become Governor, Prop. 8 had already been deemed unconstitutional. So if you are concerned about the Governor not fulfilling their oath it would be Republican Governor Schwarxeneger, not Brown. But then again facts are always a challenge for you.

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  • [-1] September 4, 2015 at 10:35am

    “Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law.” Actually their decision was the application of the Constitution to the issue, which is of course the supreme law of the land. So yea it is the law. “Unfortunately we have an activist court”…. but of course everyone loves when the are activist in a ruling they like. So your point is you have no real point.

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  • [-7] 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.

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  • [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.

  • [-2] 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.

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  • [152] 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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  • [8] 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?

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