Am I the only one who seemed to read the article, stating that this happened in ENGLAND? Not in the U.S.? So the constitutionality of the whole thing becomes a moot point, but anyway. No company should be able to hire, fire, demote, promote employees based on their personal views. At least that’s not the reason can give, if they do, see ‘em in court. Otherwise, the opposite could be applied by this man. “I don’t like all of the drinking and partying and promiscuous attitudes of my co-workers that I saw on Facebook, so they should be fired/demoted AT WORK…” See how ridiculous that would sound…?
October 27, 2011 at 10:01pm
@seanscythe “Transgender Scouts” had me rolling on the floor laughing… But seriously, I think it is sad. Like an earlier poster wrote, no one bothered to tell the kid, “Hey buddy, Girl Scouts is for GIRLS and even though you may not like it, you’re a BOY.” And I hate the way people who subscribe to the nonsensical notion that they were ‘born in the wrong body’. Wait, are you saying then that God made a mistake? Well that certainly can’t be true (by definition) so what is it? What many in the LGBT ‘community’ fail to acknowledge is the group’s own internal contradiction:
We are told that ‘gays are born this way (thanks, Ms. Germanotta), that this is how God made them and we, as a society, should just accept them. But in the same breath, they say that the identity in their minds doesn’t ‘match’ the body that God created, so they should be allowed to reassign themselves to correct this ‘mistake.’ So wait, why don’t the gays and lesbians tell the transgendered, ‘You should just accept how God made you, because God made you that way…’? Or transsexuals should pop off to the gays and lesbians, ‘I am trying to correct the mistake that God made and you all are just making a mistake about your sexual identities.’ So which is it, a mistake? Or a choice? God did this? Yeah, sure…
October 15, 2011 at 7:42pm
What I’d like to know is, if, based on her email description of the assignment, could a student go to the rally and then present a sign that said, GREED IS GOOD! or CAPITALISM ROCKS! or with a picture of Ayn Rand on it… would they receive the same ‘extra credit’? It never specifies that they have to espouse the same views or hold up a similar sign/banner. What if I DON’T believe the same thing, but she wants me to participate? Why shouldn’t I get the same ‘credit’ for participating?
October 2, 2011 at 11:30am
No one is stopping Mr. Simmons or Mr. buffet from sending in a check to the IRS… And for that matter, if ‘everyone is entitled to a ‘fair share of the fruits’, Mr. Simmons, you can send me some of that $340 million to level out the playing field in your support of wealth redistribution… I promise I won’t complain… Go ahead… Send it now… Just go right on ahead and send it… Right now… I’m here… Ready for that check… I would also accept bars of gold… So go ahead…
October 2, 2011 at 11:19am
I think ‘wonderboy’ missed the point of my response… 163 and 199 seem pretty bipartisan to me…. So broad brushstroke generalizations like yours are inaccurate. The best part? Martin Luther King, Jr. himself was a registered Republican…
October 2, 2011 at 11:10am
I think ‘wonderboy’ missed the point of my response. 163 and 199 would seem pretty bipartisan to me… so broad brushstroke statements like yours are inaccurate. The best part is that Martin Luther King, Jr. himself was a registered Republican…
October 2, 2011 at 11:03am
@WHYWONDER Okay, wait, I officially have to apologize to ‘wonderb—’ uh, whywonder, here. I think he might REALLY be a 7th grade kid typing in this comment section. ‘China got all of our jobs as a result of NAFTA…’ What kind of stupid garbage is THAT?
October 2, 2011 at 10:56am
I love how clever WHYWONDER thinks he really is… it might as well be 7th grade snark all over again… you DO know what ‘snark’ means, right ‘Wonderboy’?
October 2, 2011 at 10:51am
@why wonder… Actually, I think you’re mistaken sir. The voting record for the 1964 Civil Rights Act is as follows: Republicans in favor = 163, Democrats in favor = 199; Republicans opposed = 41, Democrats opposed = 112. This would mean more DEMOCRATS opposed the legislation than Republicans. If you’d like, I can list voting individually here by each representative’s/senator’s name and state… Put THAT in your well educated-pipe and smoke it…
September 7, 2011 at 11:46am
@tomferrari I think your own argument is what will be your own undoing. If marriage is solely a religious construct, which I believe it is, then you’re right, the gov’t. has no involvement in the issue. But then, why does the homosexual movement ‘demand’ that the gov’t at all levels ‘recognize’ their unions as ‘valid ones’? If two believe that they are married, then let them stay committed to each other monogamously. God will be their ultimate judge of ‘right or wrong’. Leave it to each individual or institution to decide if they will ‘allow’ certain ‘relationships’ to be recognized (hospitals, insurance companies, etc.) If they don’t want to, then neither you, the movement, nor gov’t. can then mandate that they do…
September 1, 2011 at 1:54pm
September 1, 2011 at 1:51pm
I HAVE been attacked by a mob… I have been ostracized by members of my OWN community for being the conservative voice in a ‘sea of entitlements’. I have been called many things, by BOTH sides of an argument. But because I REFUSE… I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO ALLOW THE RACISM OF OTHERS HINDER ME, I AM ALREADY GREATER THAN THEY WILL EVER BE. I know what it is to be attacked by members of another ‘group’, so DON’T YOU DARE TRY TO LECTURE ME. You and your group of liberal trolls are the ones who ‘race bait’ at every opportunity, even posing as ‘members’ of the group that believe in the rights of the individual, freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I joined the Army AFTER the invasion of Iraq because I KNEW what I was getting into and I knew how great this country was. The lies of RACISTS like you will never stop me from fighting for this country and God will see his vengeance wrought upon you for your crimes…
September 1, 2011 at 1:19pm
WOW! ALL I CAN IS WOW…! More than the horrible violence depicted in the clip and news story above, the overt racism in many of these posts is horrifying. THIS is why people say the Tea Party is a thinly veiled racist camp. I mean seriously, people? Monkey references? Savages? If we’re going to start throwing around racial epithets in these posts, then the liberal media and all those who decry our efforts to stand up for OUR IDEAS will have been vindicated. I urge all of you posting on here TO REMOVE YOUR OWN POSTS of racism. I’m not black, and I’m not white, but at the end of the day, I am human, just like all of you. I am an ultra-conservative in a place that is predominantly NOT conservative at all. I am considered ‘a minority’ by much of the country, but I don’t live on that, I don’t allow that to hinder me OR get me ahead. I believe in ‘content of character’ rather than ‘skin color’. What these coaches did and all those who participated was abhorrent and just goes to show what happens when mob rule and violence becomes an acceptable form of changing the things we don’t like. NO ONE WINS. Again, I urge everyone here to temper the comments about race and remove them and let us NOT fall into that trap again. I would expect more from those who moderate this site…
When you get attacked by a mob of blacks just keep up your silly need to avoid calling them savages. No one is saying that ALL BLACKS are savages, but it is a true fact of reality that there is a large percentage of blacks, in every country they live, who are savage. What should non-blacks do about that? Ignore it, or deal with it and try to prepare for it. That white ref was frankly wrong to even be involved with those people. Any white who places themself in the position of being a lone white among blacks must know that a mob of them, not ALL OF THEM, can be set off for no reason whatsoever and you will be lucky to survive being kicked in the head and swarmed by a mob of people full of racist hate for someone liberals have told them over and over again is the source of all their troubles.
I HAVE been attacked by a mob... I have been ostracized by members of my OWN community for being the conservative voice in a 'sea of entitlements'. I have been called many things, by BOTH sides of an argument. But because I REFUSE... I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO ALLOW THE RACISM OF OTHERS HINDER ME, I AM ALREADY GREATER THAN THEY WILL EVER BE. I know what it is to be attacked by members of another 'group', so DON'T YOU DARE TRY TO LECTURE ME. You and your group of liberal trolls are the ones who 'race bait' at every opportunity, even posing as 'members' of the group that believe in the rights of the individual, freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I joined the Army AFTER the invasion of Iraq because I KNEW what I was getting into and I knew how great this country was. The lies of RACISTS like you will never stop me from fighting for this country and God will see his vengeance wrought upon you for your crimes...
August 22, 2011 at 10:25pm
So wait, if the government is so gung-ho about these junk boxes, why don’t ALL federal agencies mandate that their ‘government vehicles’ be electric vehicles… I’d like to the see the look on Obama’s face when someone tells him that the Secret Service detail vehicles aren’t going to be black Expeditions anymore but ‘Azure Blue Nissan Leafs’ or ‘Silver Metallic Chevy Volts’ that reflect sunlight like tinfoil and call all kinds of attention to him. “Wait, what? What do you mean the presidential motorcade is more like a bunch of Shriners on scooters in a parade? And they’re NOT bulletproof?…”
I don't see a problem with Obama riding in a motorcade/Secret Service detail of metallic silver Chevy Volts. In fact, I'm all for the idea! So sick of their hypocritical elitist crap! Could we paint Obama's Volt bright fluorescent day-glow red?
August 22, 2011 at 9:54pm
And stop sucking it in, you chunky bastard! Where are all the cries about retouching magazine cover photos to make people look thinner?!
August 22, 2011 at 9:50pm
I agree with many of the posters here. Hey, Ricky, do Muhammad next, in fact, just to make sure you cover everyone, don’t forget, Buddha, Krishna, and everyone’s favorite messiah, Barack Obama. Can we please deport Ricky Gervais AND Russell Brand (we still haven’t forgotten the MTV VMA’s Brand and the comment about getting Bush out and Barack in). Everyone likes to scream out about deporting those not legally authorized to live/work here in the U.S. (and many would point to ‘my kind’) but hey why not get the illegals Brits out, too? After all, WE won in 1776, tell them to GTFO!
And stop sucking it in, you chunky bastard! Where are all the cries about retouching magazine cover photos to make people look thinner?!
"do Muhammad next, in fact, just to make sure you cover everyone, don’t forget, Buddha, Krishna, and everyone’s favorite messiah, Barack Obama."
You know, for being the single largest religion, Christians sure do like to complain a lot about what victims they are to discrimination from a much smaller group of secularists. Hey, here's an idea--you don't want to get the bulk of the religious criticism? Don't be the single largest religion in the world then--duh. Seems pretty simple to me. And you bring up a very good point here--why don't they do every religion? Well, quite simply, because when you can make up whatever you want and call it a religion, then the number of potential religions they would have address is literally limitless. It's much easier to address the largest one, since most of them share the same common flaws anyway (the criticism is generally the same, even if the nuance of doctrine varies)--belief without evidence or warrants.
August 3, 2011 at 7:40pm
No one who makes over $250K starts a business?!?!?! What the French Toast are you talking about?!?!?!? Just like Teddie888 said, Sandra Bullock owns a restaurant in Austin, TX (near ex-Jesse James’ stomping grounds), Gordon Ramsay (MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen) has several restaurants. Hell, even Ashton ‘Winning’ Kutcher owns a restaurant or two in Hollywood/West L.A. Johnny Depp was part owner of ‘The Viper Room’ in Hollywood. Now just because YOU didn’t start a small business and INVEST in America, Mr. Damon, means YOU are not a job creator. But hell, even some of these, your most liberal friends DID. Even Will & Jada-Pinkett Smith established a private school near Calabasas, CA (though I wouldn’t categorize them as FAR-LEFT leaning) and created PRIVATE SECTOR education jobs and learning opportunities for adults and kids… You did ‘Stuck on You’ with Greg Kinnear… Best line: “We’re not Siamese… We’re American”… Barely even that, Mr. Damon.
July 28, 2011 at 6:10pm
As an American of Mexican heritage, I can resoundingly say, “Hey George, GTFO!!!!” The guy used to be funny with his comedy and I still throw out an occasional ‘You Memmer…’ because it is part of the dialect of where I live and it’s genuinely funny. But your voice gets a little muffled when your head is so far up your derriere, your hiccups and your farts are the same thing… I would take Sarah Palin as president over George Lopez as any type of political commentator ANYDAY. I would add to George’s list, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon, most of Hollywood (that means you, Rob Reiner) and George’s momma, Sandra Bullock. (She gave him his start in ‘the business’). Get out and good riddance.
July 23, 2011 at 11:31am
I must say that I am truly glad at what Rep. Culberson did. I would just ask some of the posters here to be careful about what you say referring to Ms. Ocasio’s heritage. I know she may be Hispanic, but that doesn’t mean all ‘Hispanics’ or ‘Mexicans’ are left-leaning liberal morons. I’m a first generation American born citizen, but I stand out like a sore thumb in the city in which I live. Sadly, I’m one of the most ultra-conservative people I know, but I live in a mostly leftist, liberal city full of barely literate people on the left side of the state of Texas… it sucks. I’m trying to make a move to Dallas or Austin with more like-minded people. MAYBE I CAN WORK FOR BECK AT THE NEW OFFICES IN DALLAS! (wink-wink)
But again, I would ask posters to just be careful of ‘racist’ remarks when it comes to any discussion of politics. I know there’s a lot of generalization here, but it still smarts to feel ostracized by one group (a group you might call ‘your own’) and even more so when you feel ostracized by the group with which you identify yourself politically/ideologically…
June 28, 2011 at 6:52pm
See, now THIS is truly a valid argument. I am of Mexican heritage, but I was born here and I command the English language better than most. I can agree that having an interpreter for the hearing-impaired is a legitimate request. But for all those complaining about 14 words in Spanish just to congratulate some kids for the benefit of the families attending and supporting those students, I would say just lay off a little bit…