The dog is not under any contractual obligation to retrieve the stick or to give it back to you if he does fetch it .. My dog wanted me to chase him to get the stick back ..
Consent is allowed on behalf of the 'adult'. A horse owner gives consent for the veterinarian to treat his animal. Many people dress their pets up as their twins. Animals certainly assent all the time to humans. What's a little 'word stretching' amongst government and those who consented to be governed, anyway?
 July 2, 2015 at 3:32pm
Ha! My neighbor, “Doc”, loves to go shark fishing in his kayak.
So far, he’s brought back shark steaks after each trip. Some day, the shark might be bringing back “Doc” steaks.
He's a hateful dogaphobic bigot. He will always oppose equality.
 July 2, 2015 at 12:27pm
Get over it, Sulu.
I haven’t put a black man in chains, nor has my father, nor has my grandfather. As for my great-grandfather and before, I’ll have to check on that since he was in Germany, but pretty sure he didn’t put any black men in chains either.
My folks came to North America in 1652. I'm sure someone in the family had slaves at some time, most likely Irish, as the Irish were cheaper and more plentiful than the Africans.
I've never put someone in chains, nor used a large whip on anyone, NOR forced anyone to work for free....
If I were a devious guy, I would do all I could to not work, stay at home and make everyone else work for me, so I could take what they earn and spend it as I want. But.... most liberals can't stand me for long, so I wouldn't fit in in that crowd.
Welfare is the program that enslaves us idiots that would rather work and be free than be comfortable.
I wonder if me marrying a redhead makes proper reparations for the sins of my ancestors?
My great, great grandfather was a Presbyterian minister (back when the Presbyterians actually believed the Bible :) who was sent to minister to the Choctaw nation in Oklahoma territory in the 1850's. He got himself in trouble because he insisted that the blacks and 'native Americans' be treated the same as the whites because the Bible said there was no difference between them in God's eyes. He was re-assigned as the Presbyterians were about to undergo a split over slavery with the War Between the States looming over Oklahoma. Way ahead of his time, he was.
BBQ pork ribs, potato salad, baked beans, spinach, and booze will be served here.
Happy people with full bellies and gaseous emissions will be very evident.
 July 1, 2015 at 9:03pm
Not necessarily, ProV1 –
About 15 years ago I did a project in Portland, OR area, and there were a few edgy, unhealthy speaking “fair hairs”.
But they were lesbians.
 July 1, 2015 at 8:59pm
Throw rocks at me and then ask to be shot, I would probably not open fire. Throw rocks at me and then ask to be shot again…..
Well, “OK”. BANG BANG…….BANG!
I waited just to make sure I understood his request.
I like doing favors for people when asked.
July 1, 2015 at 7:59pm
I see these guys riding their crotch-rockets all the time on I-85 from Atlanta on up to the SC state line. That’s about a hundred miles or so that I ride. I put my trucks cruise control on at 72 mph in a 70 mile zone and just run like that.
These guys on these bikes will zoom past me like I am standing still, weaving in and out between lanes. Typically there are 2 or 3 of them running together. When they pass by at those speeds, part of me says “I hope they crash”. But then I think, “Oh Lord, I hope they don’t take a family out with them”.
maybe they are reserve firemen on their way to put out Church fires
"part of me says “I hope they crash”."
Why? Would your life be better if they suffer? The new Amerika.
"I hope they don’t take a family out with them”.
That's the beauty of motorcycles. Cars are not in danger. Actually, truckers kill more people than bikers. By far.
Lake - here are more symbols of what liberals would call racism that have to go. Some are already gone, and Junior sided with Brian France on the flag. Some have been mentioned for removal. Except for hominy, I love all of these 'symbols'. Not included was Forest Gump. It has that other Duane Eddy song 'Rebel Rouser' in it.
 July 1, 2015 at 4:28pm
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Hey, love never dies.
 July 1, 2015 at 3:57pm
I am going to apply for a marriage license so I can marry my truck.
Yes Lake, and paint a Confederate Flag on the hood and make Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton perform the ceremony. If they don't, sue them for discrimination and hate speech. Two can play this game! Its all about the absurd now. Lets do this thing!
But where will your children go to church? Are you registered at Autozone?
my truck is full of gas and is hard to start on cold mornings
Now don't be silly. The new law clearly states that both parties must "love" each other. You would have the burden of proving your truck loves you back. Then there is the fact that you OWN your truck, so wouldn't marrying it then bring back slavery? Awkward...
Does the DMV issue those?
Then you can get gas vouchers on welfare for your wife's food. Free oil changes because it's health care, and you can get wax on the taxpayer dime for her hygiene.
 July 1, 2015 at 2:25pm
What I find interesting is that when we take the boat to an island where there is typically a bunch of people waist/chest-high in the water drinking beer, they can go for hours without having to get out to pee.
I live near a popular beach, and sometimes I go down there to sit and read. I watch people sunning themselves, and then they get up, walk into the water waist high, stand there for a minute, then walk back to there spot on the beach. Do they think nobody knows what they're doing? The beach has plenty of public bathrooms nearby too.
Lake, case in point. We had a department manager berate an employee for posting to her fb wall during work hours. She was reprimanded. This raised some eyebrows. The fact was, she posted during her scheduled break. The time stamp for her post came later. Early on, this manager, who no longer is employed here, sent many of us friend requests. I never accepted his. His intent had nothing to do with becoming 'friends'.
'We' built this.
ASK MODERATEREPUBLICAN, a complimentary column on love, politics and religion
maryann, thanks for asking for my advice. Your situation is common. I understand what you are saying. I'll give you some advice that many follow and that may help you in life: At work or among people you have to associate or want to associate with, don't talk politics or religion. Write that on a post-it and keep within your view at all times.
Your situation is not unique, it's part of the human condition and has nothing to do with your politics or your religion or the tolerance of coworkers. You are not "censoring" yourself, you're simply dealing with the human condition and relationships. You're just getting along with people in a professional way, or, if it's your family, recognizing that it's more important to maintain that relationship than a futile attempt to make them believe they are "wrong" in their beliefs.
And there is a reality you have to face: you aren't going to convince gays or lesbians that they are "wrong" for the people they chose to love. You can offend them but you aren't going to change them.
When those situations come up you smile and say, "I don't talk about politics or religion at work" or however you choose to express that thought and you then, recognizing there is nothing to gain by offending that coworker or family member, let it go. And love them for who they are, as Christ taught.
Good luck! Sincerely,
I don't really give a crap one way or the other what people do.
One that note I think the rainbow crap is just some peoples way of saying, "Oh Look At Me! I'm Not GAY But Look How PC I Am By Putting This On My Avatar To Show People How Tolerant I Am."
 June 30, 2015 at 8:35pm
I only made E5 once. Made E3 twice though.
Never did get that “Good Conduct” medal. Just couldn’t string together 4 years of good conduct in 5 years time.