I seriously believe that our campaign/election process selects for people with a lack of sensitivity, perceptivity, empathy, creativity, *and* genius…by favoring TV “personalities” over those who’ve actually done brilliant things. We’re not going to get a real introvert or a real genius into the White House any time soon, nor would one enjoy being there if we got one there. We have to settle for the (minimally damaged) extrovert we consider least dangerous and hope the people behind the scenes can keep him/her in the “least dangerous” category for four or eight years. It’s *always* the least evil of the lessers.
Doesn't have to be. If people quit being starstruck, we could get someone we believe in. Until then, it's people like the 2 lying New York liberal progressives. That's why I'm voting 3rd party. I'm done. If deceiving don is where they want the party to go, I'm getting off their pony ride.
 October 25, 2016 at 12:26pm
Trump personally did those things, not as a tax write-off or a campaign talking point?
October 21, 2016 at 1:42pm
She hates Catholics…therefore she picked one as running mate? Does not compute.
Of course, a lot of church members *do* subconsciously hate sincere, serious Christians, who make the mere pew warmers look bad…but I’ve read no evidence that any of the candidates fits on either side of that “picture”…
Her running mate is Catholic in name only. He is a socialist and socialists aren't religious. They claim a religion to get stupid Christians to vote for them.
 October 21, 2016 at 9:38am
If the ocean is coming up on the streets of Miami, why are Miamians not telling us more about it? (I mean, hurricanes apart.)
October 20, 2016 at 12:09pm
Que tonteria! To be White is to be a beneficiary of racism, yes (although that doesn’t help most White people as much as some non-White people imagine). To be White is to have had opportunities to absorb and perpetuate racist thinking, yes. Yet most White people, when they think about it, consciously intend and try NOT to be racists.
Precise corollary: To be male is to be a beneficiary of rape-terrorism (although it does less than zero to protect you-as-male from being a victim of violence, possibly worse violence than some reported rapes involve). To be male is to have the opportunity to think or say to women “You shouldn’t go out alone,” or other things that clearly perpetuate rape-terrorism. To be male is not to commit rape, yourself. Anyone who said “to be male is to be rapist” would be easily diagnosed as stupid.
Right. So this (male) teacher was acting incredibly stupid.
 October 20, 2016 at 11:43am
Well…as a Protestant, I’m cool with his being a “cafeteria Catholic” and would be even happier if he became a Protestant. (Not that I vote for just any Protestant; most years that’s what all the candidates claim to be.)
So you think that it OK to break God's laws and murder the unborn and still be saved? You better think that one over real careful for your immortal soul is at rick for all eternity. Further if that what protestant believe I'll never want to be that.
October 13, 2016 at 1:05pm
Er, um…you mean (for female baby-boomers at least) having to convince our mates that “nothing happened, really,” afterward?
 October 13, 2016 at 1:03pm
Embarrassing, maybe. I can’t see it being humiliating–she knew she was going to get the last laugh!
 October 13, 2016 at 1:02pm
…but U.S. audiences lap it up! Merv Griffin thought “Jeopardy” couldn’t do without him. Hah. Alex Trebek that show *really* couldn’t do without.
 October 13, 2016 at 12:59pm
I’d say “Milk it, Trebek,” because he had the chance to review it while taping…even if he didn’t plan to say that to the *winner*, he left it in for its dramatic/ironic value. He is one **** of a showman.
You got it girl. I'm betting the show's ratings get a bump. As a woman, I'm not offended in the least. I recognize it for what it was....show biz, probably even an inside joke. Love the fact that she won. Proves she's not just another pretty face and she scored one for the ladies fair and square.
October 4, 2016 at 3:32pm
Not “support,” but “respect your freedom of” whatever belief you have. Socialism, unlike Christianity, has been extensively tested and has failed, but has anybody here told you, LibertarianSocialist, that it’s offensive that you still identify with this nonsensical belief? That you have no right to display your faith via your screen name etc. etc.? (I respect your right to do that, but I must say you’re not acting like much of a libertarian today.)
October 4, 2016 at 3:28pm
Religious freedom is freedom to practice (and display) what people believe. It’s the cross-banners who should go to a country that has the tradition of respecting others’ freedom of expression.
Christian-phobics need therapy, not indulgence.
October 4, 2016 at 3:26pm
Not “support”…the word you wanted was “tolerate.” If an existing memorial was donated by private people and has been embraced by the community, then the resident who wanted a different type of memorial should have the common courtesy to thank the donors.
Tolerate is what we do when people put such religious displays on private property. Not Tolerate is what happens when it occurs on public property ..
As to the donors, if they want to put up a religious display, they are free to do so on private land ..
October 4, 2016 at 3:17pm
Pretty Boy may not be a hypocrite but, if not that, then he doesn’t know what he’s blathering about. “Local warming” is confirmed scientific fact. “Global warming” is hypothesis. People who can’t make a clear distinction between the two are not ready to discuss science in public.
 September 13, 2016 at 10:17am
Antibiotics take care of bacterial pneumonia. Antibiotics don’t help if it’s viral pneumonia; they may even make viral pneumonia worse.
Viral pneumonia occurs less often, but when it has been diagnosed
anti-viral drugs are sometimes prescribed, which help if caught early
on. Unfortunately antivirals are no magic bullet in knocking out viral
pneumonia, but they treat the underlying cause, such as influenza
When did medical info get so hot out here? No offense or implication
of any wrong doing on your part Priscilla King, just seems odd to me.
Somebody playing with many thumbs this morning.....
August 25, 2016 at 12:31pm
There is such a thing as a legitimate model/escort who’s paid for some combination of looks, charm, poise, nerve, and in many cases multilingual skills–not sex. I’m not aware of any agencies that invest heavily in “escort services” that can afford to specialize in that kind of job, because the demand is low. The demand does, however, exist. To the best of my knowledge it’s met by Bright Young Things who operate independently, by referrals only. But if I’ve ever seen a Young Thing who was Bright enough to get that kind of jobs, Melania is it. So from my personal point of view, the leap from “MT was a model” to “MT was a prostitute” is a leap of (very bad) faith, and woman-hating.
August 25, 2016 at 12:21pm
I’ll have you know my late husband was 23 years old when I was born. And yes, after a few years of “hahaha of course he’s not the type I’d *date* how would I even get through the line of older women if I *wanted* his well-preserved body,” and working with him, I *was* truly in love. It can happen, although somehow I doubt it did for the Trumps.
August 25, 2016 at 12:17pm
And so? Lunch? Who gives a flyin’ flip? It’s not the 1890s; we no longer hate and fear women just because they’ve been within a few yards of a Bad Girl. AIDS is not airborne.
August 25, 2016 at 12:12pm
“Escort” and “prostitute” are two different things. (Both imply youth, thus implicitly sex appeal–but “escort” can also mean guards, nurses, tutors, baby-sitters, or elder care providers. So, do people pay glamour models for those services? In New York and Washington they do.)
 May 4, 2016 at 2:14pm
They don’t know that most restaurants offer a choice of vegan or carnivore food at the same table? They really have developed B-vitamin deficiencies.