User Profile: mikegray24

mikegray24

Member Since: August 30, 2011

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  • [4] April 4, 2015 at 10:44am

    How is a person supposed to see a doctor who is black and not wonder if he was an unqualified affirmative action case? If I was black, I would be irate about a system that was put into place which causes my qualifications to automatically be called into question because unqualified candidates are propped up.

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  • [17] March 28, 2015 at 11:02am

    Figuratively dancing on Reid’s grave is one thing, but I look forward to the day when I can dance on his actual grave.

    We’re not just talking about political or philosophical differences here. We’re talking about an awful human being.

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  • [1] March 10, 2015 at 2:46am

    And one more thing. You’ll notice that link you posted (from the opinion section, btw) references homicides, not murders. This is a typical scare stat trick. Self defense is a justifiable homacide. Yet, these are lumped in with some guy shooting his wife after an argument. It’s intellectually dishonest and makes a fraudulent argument.

  • [1] March 10, 2015 at 2:39am

    If you don’t get on a plane, your chances of dying in a plane crash are drastically reduced.

    And did you even bother to read that link? There are something like 200 million guns owned in the US and 680 people accidentally shot themselves. Accidental poisoning kills tens of thousands. Do you lock your drain cleaner up in a safe? If not, you’re a menace to children.

    And in the homicide section, the author never even stated how many corresponded to homes with guns in them. Not a single factual statistic was presented that demonstrated that a gun in the home leads to more danger of homicide.

  • [2] March 9, 2015 at 11:46pm

    What does fear have to do with preparedness? Do you wear a seatbelt in your car voluntarily? Why would you do that unless you’re living in fear of being in a serious car wreck every day? Do you lock your car/house doors? Why would you do that unless you’re afraid of getting burglarized? Do you have health insurance? Why would you do that unless you’re afraid of getting sick? Why are you so fearful?

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  • [1] March 5, 2015 at 12:24am

    Do those people actually expect to be taken seriously? The comments at that site on that drivel were priceless too.

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  • [5] February 21, 2015 at 2:10pm

    What happens if a large tree limb falls into a parking space and I drag it away? Do I own the space now? What happens in the case where an overnight visitor is in town, it snows, he shovels himself out and then goes home to another city? Who owns the space now? Is it still his for the rest of the winter? What if someone dumps a large bag of trash in a parking space and I take it away and throw it in a dumpster? Do I own the space now? What if I live on the street but was out of town when it snowed? Do I have to move away now?

    This all seems like the perils of living in a place where you have to park on a public street. Unfortunately, that’s the price you pay.

  • [4] February 21, 2015 at 2:02pm

    Colonialgirl, maybe before being a complete jerk about it, you might consider that many of us have never been in this position and have no idea what the etiquette is.

  • [3] February 17, 2015 at 11:50pm

    Yeah, I was expecting the Krakken.

  • [11] February 16, 2015 at 11:50pm

    So the Islamic terrorists will stop murdering people when they get some shovel-ready jobs? Stimulus package! Let’s even throw in a Cash for Clunkers for good measure.

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  • February 5, 2015 at 7:01pm

    Why is it news when some nobody says something stupid?

    It kind of reminds me of the tendency to pad legit news stories with tweets from random people. Wow, here’s what random people think, that must be valuable news!

  • [1] January 31, 2015 at 12:23pm

    You keep speaking for the vast majority of Muslims. Where do you get this insight from? Your measure seems to be the number of people celebrating in the streets. When bin Laden was killed, I was thrilled, but I wasn’t moved to celebrate in the streets.

    If we’re using rallies to gauge support, where are the big rallies in the Middle East denouncing radicalism and terror? Has there ever even been one?

    Oh, right, as you said, they’re kept ignorant and in the dark. But if someone wants me dead, does it really matter whether a person is an extremist or some average citizen that is too ignorant to understand or care? Human beings were born with the capacity for logic. If a person can’t understand that radicalism and murder are wrong, then he is just as guilty as those who hold the sword.

  • [2] January 31, 2015 at 11:47am

    King, you say most oppose radical Islam but I’m not sure how you can say that because aside from the media and the Obama administration telling us that, I only hear that from a few individuals with any regularity.

    On the other hand, every time there is a notable terrorist attack from 9/11 (prior to that, really) through Charlie Hebdo, I can plainly see thousands celebrating in the streets in various middle eastern cities. This is not the majority looking down at a few radicals. This is a supportive base of people who like what is happening but who really just don’t have the guts or desire to take part.

  • [1] January 31, 2015 at 11:26am

    King, I might be apologetic about Christian transgressions if they were happening TODAY and not hundreds of years ago.

    And McVeigh? Really? You know damn well no Christian teaching or prompting led to his crime.

  • [2] January 30, 2015 at 3:17pm

    Uh, no thanks.

    Next up, a wi-fi hotspot hanging out of your ass. Technology is awesome!

  • [3] January 29, 2015 at 2:07pm

    JR, I don’t have an exact figure, but a vast majority of officers go their entire careers without ever being in a situation where they need to fire their weapons at another person. That has nothing to do with training and vests. That has to do with the odds of being in that situation not being high.

  • [28] January 28, 2015 at 9:50pm

    “Don’t you think cops have enough trouble staying alive ?”

    I truly mean no disrespect, but law enforcement isn’t even in the top ten most dangerous jobs in the US as measured by mortality rate. In fact, along with the well-known dangerous jobs like logger, fisherman, and miner, garbage men and roofers also die at a higher rate.

    I’m not saying police don’t have to worry about safety and I don’t want cops getting hurt or killed, but the force they project back at society comes nowhere close to the danger that they realistically face.

    How can we citizens not become a little resentful of that when we see so many examples of excessive force committed against us?

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  • [37] January 21, 2015 at 12:58am

    I had the same question. The NFL is worth billions. They can’t FedEx a box of footballs to each game so we don’t have to endure stupid scandals like this?

  • [7] January 14, 2015 at 10:36pm

    If they send him to prison, he will quite literally rot there.

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  • January 12, 2015 at 9:28pm

    I would much rather that willing volunteers foot the bill instead of everyone being forced to pay.

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