If you’ve never read the above book — read it and consider the nutty society we live in today. “Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.”
The left seems confused about the normal range of humanity. Those falling distinctly outside that range should not be ostracized or made to feel somehow subhuman, but neither should their… affliction? aberration? be celebrated as this society seems wont to do. I have no desire to make anyone’s life harder than it already is: I would never want anyone who is “different” to be punished in any manner. However, this peering into private lives, proclaiming and flaunting our sexuality has got to stop. If we want a stable society, we have to encourage the lifestyle that lends itself to stability. I believe that to be the traditional home and family — everybody else can come along for the ride and God Bless You.
 April 27, 2016 at 7:11pm
No no no. I thought that it was now up to the individual (in some areas) to determine where he/she wants to go to the bathroom. The alarm isn’t about the LGBT, who aren’t likely to cause the trouble. Those who are concerned about this think that masculine looking men can now use the ladies’ room with impunity. That would not be good.
I still think no laws are necessary for this. Just be nice and mind your own beeswax like we’ve always done.
April 27, 2016 at 7:06pm
I appreciate the comment, rvick, but how exactly are we to tell there’s a perverted male in the ladies room? Hairstyle? Clothing? Overtures? Makeup? This is just a mess. It makes me pity humanity.
 April 27, 2016 at 7:04pm
I thought it was the other way around, Ratio. There was a lawsuit which prompted support for LGBT using the bathroom of choice. The conservative law was in reaction to that. I personally think the whole thing is nonsense. People should just be polite. No laws – or comments – are needed. If someone is acting weird, bothering you, leave and call the authorities. Just like we’ve always done. What a tempest in a teapot.
 April 27, 2016 at 6:57pm
It would be so much easier if the people/groups I like would always be right and the ones I don’t like, wrong. I have to keep thinking and THINKING. It’s exhausting. Thank you, NoOne.
 April 22, 2016 at 8:35pm
I want privacy even where my family is concerned. Don’t I have a right to that?
So she has to stay home but you perverts don't? No wonder you're being so selfish and spoiled.
 April 22, 2016 at 8:31pm
And he minority opinion, that restrooms and dressing rooms now are uni-sex (for all intents& purposes) is not forcing YOUR opinion on ME? This is the most senseless situation. Ridiculous.
 April 22, 2016 at 8:27pm
I’m pretty sure Curt Schilling was just told to shut up.
 April 22, 2016 at 7:58am
I wouldn’t be so convinced of the inherent evil behind the ACA if the outcome hadn’t been so succinctly predicted. I have a family member who initially benefited from Obamacare, so I told myself,”Don’t be such a conspiracy theorist! Even though everything points to ‘transformational change,’ in all the realm of possible outcomes- maybe grandma is wrong on this one.”
I don’t know anyone who has not been hurt by this law.
I actually would prefer to be wrong more often.
Grandma’s next prediction: nothing on the federal level will change no matter who is elected. The power elites are all drunk and will never go home. The only thing that will change America’s trajectory is a catastrophic event. Also: Prayer. Don’t forget to pray.
Our forefathers got it right when they mentioned that WE, THE PEOPLE have the right AND duty to reset this government if it becomes evil with power. THAT is what we should do - RESET THIS GOVERNMENT AND START OVER.
 March 23, 2016 at 3:30pm
“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.”
Unfortunately, I believe this is what many of us are going to have to learn the hard way.
Wow, grandma! Words of Wisdom.
( I have to write that one down...)
The Samurai wrote beautiful poetry and made glorious paintings of cherry blossoms. Just because you are a warrior, doesn't mean that you are without culture or imagination.
 March 23, 2016 at 3:18pm
I keep thinking this is a dream, a bad joke, a horrible B movie. We elect people to protect us and this is what we get. Meanwhile, the Department of Defense is more than a month late in presenting the plan for combating Isis and our Congress imposes no penalties. Our government is all pretense in terms of governing; it is all about busywork, getting re-elected, and expanding their power.
At the very least, there should be some Hollywood people in there to coach our President as to how one acts when one has any kind of emotion. That man is very very strange. Not normal.
 March 22, 2016 at 6:35pm
Yes. When the game went on in BOSTON – they were in…BOSTON. But instead of showing respect for the people in BELGIUM, Obama went to a baseball game in….CUBA. See the difference there? Obama did not show courage in the face of terrorism. He showed indifference in the face of other people’s suffering. Instead of uniting with the world in a show of mourning, he does the wave with a despised communist responsible for the suffering of his own citizens. When will Americans see Obama for what he is?!?
March 16, 2016 at 11:52am
I have never felt more lost in an election decision. True, we usually vote for the “least bad,” but I don’t even want to be in the same room with ANY of these people, let alone vote for them.
And today Boehner endorsed PAUL RYAN?!?
I’m going to go pray now. I suggestion you do the same.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
 March 14, 2016 at 5:03pm
I’d hazard a guess that what has so many disturbed by abortions is the lack of reverence for life, the lack of respect for marriage vows, or lack of self respect. Sex has been portrayed as recreation for so long that it has virtually lost any deep meaning. Some of us are trying to preserve what has been meaningful for us and for much of history in the hope that future generations are able to experience miracles of the same magnitude we recognised.
 March 14, 2016 at 4:40pm
That’s disturbing , Maggie. What on earth happened to you, that you have such an attitude? Or are you just here to try to upset people? That alone should have you looking for psychological help.
Those of us who actually wanted a child with a person we loved, or longed for grandchildren and followed a pregnancy with such anticipation, have a hard time understanding a culture that so carelessly accepts termination of life in such numbers and in such a brutal manner. This is especially true when there are so many ways to prevent pregnancy today.
I do believe a day will come when people look back at the practice of abortion today as barbaric, and not that different than the back alley butchery of centuries past.
March 5, 2016 at 8:48pm
Yeah, I know nobody here likes Rubio and I kind of think he’s just a kid and a GOP small e elite but he is by far the best speaker in my opinion. There is value in that because he may draw the younger voters who find Bernie and Hillary distasteful, but cannot force themselves to vote for Cruz because he is too far right. And Trump, even acknowledging his appeal, is an ill-mannered, unpredictable loon.
Interestingly, the Huff post poll shows Trump, Cruz OR Rubio beating Clinton. But Sanders beating Trump, Cruz, and Rubio. The Huff post poll takes into account a wide variety of polls, including Fox, CNN, WaPo, etc.
Please illuminate me as to what this all means, particularly in light of superdelegates and the Democrat candidacy.
I like Rubio but I won’t anymore if he does’t do the right thing and get the f… out and let the real tea party man Mr. Cruz take on the evil man.
 March 5, 2016 at 8:31pm
I am trying to understand all this. My buddy is a huge Cruz fan, but she had never heard of Bildeburg, the North American Union, Seven Dominion Christians, nor did she know anything about Heidi Cruz and her big biz & One World connections. Now I’m not sure how I feel about any of that, but the fact that it’s not out there in the open for discussion bothers me.
And she knew nothing about Kasich being Budget Committee Chair the last time the Federal budget balanced. Nor his 18 years in the Armed Services Committee. She did know that he was Governor of Ohio, but did not know about his jobs creation, nor how he took us from a deficit to a surplus.
To quote her, “What difference does his record make if he can’t win?”
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She is right I think Kasich has been a fine governor however, I just don't see him succeeding again Clinton
I’m an Ohio grandma as well, and something I have realized about Kasich is he’s a numbers manipulator.
My suspicion confirmed in the last few months, when in the fall my 79 year old mother in law joined us for lunch one afternoon and told us, “We have got to find new insurance! Ours just got cancelled!”
She worked for the State of Ohio for over 20 years and retired with a good insurance that had, up to this last fall, paid their medical expenses. Father in law is 80 and has heart issues.
They had just a couple months to look around for some other insurance that would accept them at their advanced age with their health issues…of course there weren’t any. So they had no other option but Obamacare. Perfect timing! They now pay almost 4 times as much and have lost coverage and his heart doctor.
John Kasich did that. Because throwing thousands of people off the state insurance makes his numbers look better by reducing the state’s pay out. To heck with my in-law’s and thousands like them, they’re just an inconvenient number on his spreadsheet. Collateral damage.
Kasich’s numbers do look good for a presidential run.
 March 4, 2016 at 8:54pm
Libertarian, Can there be no such thing as a meeting of the minds? Has not our history shown that a balance of conservatism & liberalism is preferable? Tradition and change together produce a better solution than a tilt too far in either direction.
Conservatives generally believe that it is over-powering liberalism that has caused the bulk of problems in our current culture. There is no longer any attempt at balance. Young Americans have not seen conservatism in their lifetimes. In fact, they do not know what it is.
You clearly have not spent time in the hallowed halls of iv because you know not whereof you speak.
 March 4, 2016 at 8:34pm
Lib, are you saying there is no value in conservative ideas? Or do you truly paint all conservatives with one brush? Either way, you reveal a surprising closed-mindedness.
[-1] March 3, 2016 at 11:27pm
I’d like to see Kasich in a VP position, at least. He has the experience.