User Profile: lanimilbus

lanimilbus

Member Since: March 14, 2012

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  • [12] May 23, 2015 at 12:46pm

    So only opposite sex couples who plan on reproducing should be able to be married? Your plan would criminalize marriages for any woman over 45 or any man with a vasectomy.

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:44pm

    Unless you’re requiring civil unions for all couples, opposite sex and same sex, then it smacks of separate but equal.

  • [4] May 23, 2015 at 12:42pm

    How do you think segregation would poll in the Deep South? Forget private businesses, I’m talking public schools, parks, etc. – do you really think desegregation would’ve passed? If you’re of the belief that this is an issue of equality, should we be putting equality up for a popular vote?

  • [12] May 22, 2015 at 5:46pm

    What else is there to do but speculate? They only reported it to the police AFTER the statute of limitations expired; and when Josh was confronted by law enforcement, it was by a State Trooper who’s now imprisoned for possession of child pornography. Molesting your sister is not worthy of a “stern talk” that the Duggar’s believed appropriate. It’s worthy of a jail sentence, or at the age of 12-14, juvenile center until 21, with court mandated independent counseling.

  • [7] May 22, 2015 at 5:42pm

    No, he didn’t admit it – he was caught, then told to pray in the corner. He only resigned from his position because a magazine started to run with the story; who tipped of InTouch remains to be seen.

    No, they didn’t seek out law enforcement; they sought a family friend, himself now in prison for possession of child pornography. And he wasn’t charged b/c it wasn’t brought to the attention of the police until after the statue of limitations had run out.

    And when you say there’s zero evidence of repeated abuse, all we have to look at other sex offenders. The reason we have sex offender registries is b/c of the high propensity to repeat. Every statistic shows sex offenders, particularly those with young victims, have the highest recidivism rate of any criminal (the lowest is actually murder).

    While I care more about the possibility that there are other victims, which all the statistics would say is quite possible, you’re defending a pedophile merely b/c he feigns G-d’s forgiveness.

  • [21] May 22, 2015 at 2:48pm

    And it’s borderline criminal for the Duggar family to sweep this under the rug and allow him continued contact with young children. A larger question is, was he born with this predilection or was this learned behavior? Is there still an unknown pedophile still in the Duggar House?

  • [12] May 22, 2015 at 2:41pm

    Yet Huckabee is calling for forgiveness. Disgusting.

  • [7] May 22, 2015 at 2:37pm

    The more important question is, are there more victims? Was Josh Duggar born with a predilection for pedophilia or was this a learned behavior? While it doesn’t absolve him of his actions, was Josh Duggar himself a victim of child sex abuse? I couldn’t care less whether or not Duggar believes G-d has forgiven him for his sins. I care more about the victims and whether or not there are more.

  • [15] May 22, 2015 at 2:31pm

    Are there more victims? That’s more important than whether or not G-d has forgiven him. A predilection for pedophilia is not something that is cured with prayer. That’s why we have sex offender registries; that’s why conservative criminal justice advocates push for high-risk-of-repeating sex offenders to be imprisoned indefinitely, even after their sentences have been served. Would anyone be the least bit surprised if Josh Duggar himself was abused sexually as a child? That doesn’t absolve him of anything, but neither does prayer and the self-delusion that G-d has forgiven him.

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  • [67] May 22, 2015 at 2:14pm

    It’s called schadenfreude. What’s more troubling, neither liberal or conservatives are asking the most important question – are there more victims? It takes a certain level of naivete to believe that it stops with the five semi-known victims. Sex offenders, like Duggar, have a disease, one that is not cured by prayer (or anything, really). It’s why we have sex offender registries, to protect families; it’s why we there are some advocating for the continued imprisonment of high level offenders, those with a propensity to repeat, even after their sentences are up. That said, would it be the least bit surprising if Josh Duggar himself was a victim of child sex abuse before he himself became the abuser?

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  • [47] May 21, 2015 at 9:30pm

    The police officer who gave Duggar a “stern talk” is now in prison for the next 50 years for possession of child pornography. Prayer doesn’t cure child molesters.

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  • [72] May 21, 2015 at 9:24pm

    When you were 14, did you touch any of your siblings sexually? That’s not something cured with prayer and apologies. It’s not something that can be chalked up to youthful indiscretions. If you think a playground fight is the same as molesting someone, you’re just as sick as Duggar.

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  • [30] May 21, 2015 at 9:21pm

    I’m sorry, but child molesters deserve condemnation, whether they feign belief in G-d or not. And given that child molesters have the highest recidivism rate, this isn’t something that can be cured with prayer and apologies.

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  • [3] May 18, 2015 at 1:07pm

    And why isn’t eligible? Because he’s not white? Because unlike Cruz, he was born in the US?

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  • [1] May 18, 2015 at 1:04pm

    Yes, this is inappropriate. But so too are American flag underwear and ties. Desecration is desecration.

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  • [-6] May 16, 2015 at 5:34pm

    There’s a very simple explanation – he was paid handsomely for his second book. Not everything is a conspiracy.

  • [4] May 11, 2015 at 7:14pm

    To be replaced by a 29yr legacy lawmaker – he succeeded his own father.

  • [6] May 11, 2015 at 7:13pm

    FACT: Dean Skelos is still a Senator – he didn’t resign his seat, only his leadership post.

  • [3] May 11, 2015 at 7:12pm

    He didn’t resign. He’s still a Senator, collecting his salary – the only thing that happened is that he isn’t Majority Leader anymore.

  • [4] May 11, 2015 at 7:11pm

    Actually, he didn’t resign – he stepped down as Majority Leader while still maintaining his Senate seat. So he still gets to collect his $79,000 a year salary, plus benefits.

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