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PubliusPencilman

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • [8] May 3, 2016 at 12:52pm

    Griffin,
    If you pay your full-time employees so little that those employees need public assistance, that’s a problem with your business model. The government should not be subsidizing your cheap labor.

  • [27] May 3, 2016 at 12:50pm

    Somehow I’m not seeing the “kindness” or the “generosity” in your statement.

  • [1] May 3, 2016 at 10:00am

    David Barton is a known fraud. His research is full of fallacies, inaccuracies, and willful misquotings. Truly, he disrespects the founders and their legacy to serve his own ends.

  • [11] May 2, 2016 at 8:59pm

    Azghost,
    Your two Madison quotes are known fakes. The first is based on deceptive misquoting, and the second is an out-and-out fabrication. Your Patrick Henry quotes is also mistakenly attributed to Henry.
    In my mind, it’s incredibly disrespectful to willfully misuse and fake the words of the founding fathers.

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  • [8] May 2, 2016 at 8:52pm

    He is rewriting history. The Plymouth colony was not the first. Nor was the British army the largest and most powerful. The Constitution has nothing to do with Moses in the desert.

    How exactly does this make this version the “true” story?

  • [17] May 2, 2016 at 10:20am

    You clearly have no idea what science is about. Parading your ignorance about does you no credit.

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  • [-1] April 30, 2016 at 2:32pm

    Complete garbage. Not only is your conspiracy theory completely nonsensical (so, LGBT folks devoted their lives to the priesthood knowing that the church would cover-up pedophilia for decades?), but you use it as an argument to discredit young women who have been sexually assaulted. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so harmful. The irony is that you deny the existence of rape culture while willfully perpetuating it.

    It boggles the mind that you would have the nerve to claim “honor” in any sense.

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  • [-5] April 28, 2016 at 7:49am

    NoOnUKnow,
    So, you agree with me. As you say, there are people who discriminate by color. We probably disagree about how pervasive this phenomena is, but that’s not the issue. Certainly many people face discrimination, but if your white, discrimination is not going to prevent you from getting work, or a loan, or renting an apartment, etc. That’s white privilege, plain and simple.

  • [-9] April 27, 2016 at 8:31pm

    Ben__Franklin,
    Poverty and discrimination keeps families down in decaying, crime-ridden neighborhoods that they (or their parents) were originally forced into by redlining and housing discrimination. These are all well-documented phenomena. I would suggest that you do some research, but I know that this real issue is your lack of empathy.

  • [-8] April 27, 2016 at 8:28pm

    NoOneUKnow,
    The point isn’t that being white makes your life easy. Not by a long shot. No doubt your grandfather went through quite a lot. Now, imagine if, during that same period, he was black. In that case, what was so difficult in those times might have very well been impossible. It’s safe to say that in most cases throughout the 20th century, “living up to your word and personal bond” was not enough to get a black person credit; not when the laws of the United States specifically discriminated against you.

    There are many, many people of color who worked just as hard if not harder than your grandfather, and were still kept down by discrimination. The legacy of that discrimination is still evident in the racial disparities we see today.

    No one is saying that work ethic isn’t important. The issue is that so many face extra challenges because of their race. Plain and simple. The concept of white privilege attempts to recognize that as a way of considering how might better “level the playing field,” so to speak.

  • [-21] April 27, 2016 at 4:56pm

    So…
    You grew up in a home that wasn’t effected by segregation, with parents who were not actively denied a proper education. They probably were not forced to live in certain neighborhoods because of racist restrictions.
    When others view you, they see you as an individual, not as a representative of your race. You are not automatically perceived as a thug. You (according to studies) are less likely to be denied a job or a loan. You are less likely to be stopped by the police for no apparent reason. Store clerks are far less likely to be suspicious of you or follow you around the store.
    In general, you don’t have to think about your race, because it is not a factor in your personal and professional life.
    Yep. you have white privilege.

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  • [-23] April 27, 2016 at 4:44pm

    You don’t really get what white privilege is. It doesn’t really help your case to parade your ignorance around. Obviously you are just looking for affirmation from people just as ignorant as yourself.

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  • April 7, 2016 at 11:37am

    No, this is not a First Amendment issue. Does a doctor have a First Amendment right to prescribe medicines or treatments that are known to be outdated and harmful? No, because when you get a license to practice medicine or counseling or whatever, you agree to abide by the legal and ethical guidelines of your profession.

    Actually, it’s amazing that so many of you anti-government folks would support this bill, since the article states the bill was in response to American Counseling Association guidelines. The bill is an attempt by government lawmakers and bureaucrats to directly interfere with a professional organization’s attempt to regulate its own profession.

    What’s worse, this law, like so many like it, is based on the idea of “sincerely held belief.” So, all of you folks are comfortable with the government arbitrating what religious beliefs are “sincerely held”? I may be old fashioned, but I’d say that, in a society with true freedom of worship, that would be none of the government’s business.

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  • [-2] March 10, 2016 at 11:15am

    We are not a Christian nation. We are a secular nation.

  • March 4, 2016 at 9:33am

    What evidence do you have that the AP is biased?

  • March 4, 2016 at 9:33am

    Huh? What do you have against the AP? What evidence do you have that the AP is biased?

  • [-9] February 29, 2016 at 12:21pm

    Oooh. Classic antisemitism. Fantastic.

  • [-3] February 29, 2016 at 12:20pm

    So nice of you to allow a Jew to practice his religion. How generous!

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  • [-3] February 28, 2016 at 3:44pm

    Sleazy,
    Your silly little intervention would be funny if it were not in service of torture and the murder of civilians.

  • [-3] February 28, 2016 at 1:47pm

    EgoLunica,
    Your argument would be a bit more convincing if you had an example that wasn’t millennia old.

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