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mastice

Member Since: November 12, 2010

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  • [1] April 26, 2015 at 1:34pm

    “Acting Clinton Foundation CEO Maura Pally released a statement Sunday morning in which she argued that the foundation has done a lot of good in the world and has always attempted to be transparent.”

    Yeah well some of the things the Nazi’s did ended up being good for civilized society too. But the ends do not justify the means.

  • [1] April 25, 2015 at 5:56pm

    Sorry, but you have either never been to a theater or you have to be pretty ignorant to not know this. I haven’t been to a movie in at least 10 years now. I don’t go anymore because the prices are too high, the sound is often too loud, and you always have that one jack-wad that just won’t shut up or plays with their phone. I don’t care how good the picture is or how good the popcorn might be… I’ll watch it when it comes out on Netflix on my own home theater system.

  • [3] April 24, 2015 at 3:09pm

    It’s what plants crave….

  • [5] April 24, 2015 at 2:20pm

    I admit – I’m a diet Pepsi-holic. It’s about the only vice I have left these days. As long as it tastes the same I don’t care. ;)

    In reply to the story Diet Pepsi Has Tweaked Its Recipe

  • [23] April 23, 2015 at 10:42pm

    Dushman Kush = is a perfect example why people shouldn’t do drugs. Not even once.

  • [37] April 23, 2015 at 4:23pm

    Don’t know if I should laugh or feel sorry for you… sorry brother.

  • [-1] April 23, 2015 at 12:20pm

    She’s projecting…

  • [2] April 21, 2015 at 11:07am

    Folks you have to assume that anything connected to the internet can be taken over. This includes a system with a hard line into the internet and one with a wireless WiFi card installed. Even if your WiFi is off you should always assume that it can be compromised. That’s not being paranoid either. That’s just the cold hard fact in today’s world.

  • [2] April 21, 2015 at 12:39am

    I don’t know if I should laugh or be disappointed at how right you probably are on that.

  • [3] April 20, 2015 at 11:01pm

    ….slow news day Blaze? It’s OK, happens to the best.

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  • April 19, 2015 at 10:35pm

    Mike79: a flag pole, lawn ornaments, some flowers, or the general aesthetics of your neighbors house don’t affect your well being on your property. Those are the types of things that most HOA’s focus their primary attention on for the sake of “neighborhood property value” and nothing else. What you listed are not issues an HOA should be addressing but city zoning or code violations. There is a difference between the two. An HOA does nothing but add another level of bureaucracy to the mix. But hey, if you and CafeConservative want to live in an HOA then I won’t stop you. I just have absolutely no sympathy for supporters of HOAs when they whine and cry about the HOA doing something to infringe on their rights. You voted on it.

  • [2] April 19, 2015 at 10:26pm

    Cafe; I understand how cities and zoning rules work. But HOA’s often operate on top of those rules already in place. It does nothing but add another level of inefficient and bloated bureaucracy to the mix. Besides, HOA’s have to abide by existing city code so if it’s against city code to let your grass grow above so many inches then you still have to fight 40,000 other people if you want to change that rule so your argument on that point is invalid. All the HOA does is add MORE rules on top of existing city code.

  • April 19, 2015 at 8:37pm

    I understand that CafeConservative. The US Flag Code is technically a federal law but since it specifies no penalties for enforcement no one actually enforces it. (so yes, you are right it could be considered mere guidelines) But… that doesn’t change the point that I raised. Lori58 is complaining about illuminated flagpoles at night and I am pointing out that according to the US Flag Code all US flags must be illuminated after sundown. These people who have the lights on the flag are just following the code. If she doesn’t like it she can either move or request that the code be changed.

  • [3] April 19, 2015 at 8:33pm

    I understand but even a lax HOA is still an HOA and I refuse to support even those. Even those which only offer guidelines or suggestions lay the groundwork for tighter restrictions in the future. You will always have one person in the neighborhood who doesn’t “meet community standards” and over time people will get fed up with that one person and create the rules police to set things right. Those “suggestions” and “guidelines” soon become punishable offenses. No thank you. If my neighbor hasn’t painted his house in 20 years, has hubcap lawn ornaments, and plastic flamingos in his yard all which potentially brings the neighborhood value down a notch then so be it. I don’t care because as long as I’m left alone then my neighbors can do what they want.

  • [6] April 19, 2015 at 4:51pm

    According to the US flag code any US flag displayed at night has to be illuminated.

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  • [20] April 19, 2015 at 4:49pm

    Never live in an HOA neighborhood. A little bit of increase in property value is not worth the loss of freedoms often brought on by these groups.

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  • [6] April 19, 2015 at 1:43am

    He was salivating at a chance to be back in the Star Wars universe. Don’t let him fool you with this interview. I remember reading stories in the newspaper back when Lucas started working on Episode 1 that Hamill had gotten upset because he desperately wanted to be part of the prequels in some way. I bet he’s just living large that he get’s to play the Obi wan type mentor/hermit now… and good for him. Really. Just don’t let him fool you into thinking, even jokingly, that he was ‘drafted’ into playing the role. ;)

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  • [1] April 18, 2015 at 9:04pm

    I said “Dan is a washed up actor who hasn’t done anything notable in his career for the last 20+ years.” I was talking about his acting career. But thanks for bringing that up. I didn’t know he had a line of vodka.

  • [7] April 18, 2015 at 8:57pm

    [Once Famous Funny Man Declares ‘America’s Flat-Out Gun Crazy,’ Offers ‘Less-Lethal Alternatives’]

    There, I fixed it. Dan is a washed actor who hasn’t done anything notable in his career for the last 20+ years. Honestly, I didn’t even know the guy was still around until I read this story. Loved ya a long time ago Dan, but your time has come and gone. Time to gracefully exit stage right.

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  • [1] April 18, 2015 at 1:14pm

    I’m of two minds over this to be honest. On one hand the business owner is entitled to his opinion and I agree with him that it is hypocritical that we celebrate things like black history month. But on the other hand this really sounds like it was nothing more than the final nail in his businesses coffin. It sounds like he wasn’t doing well before he posted up the sign and it was only a matter of time before he closed up shop anyways.

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