User Profile: Rick494


Member Since: August 16, 2011


  • [163] October 20, 2014 at 10:05am

    The last time I read the Constitution, it didn’t say “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, except when a religion preach or endorse politics and/or religion…” It doesn’t even say church, but it says religion.

    Forcing ministers, or even owners of other businesses, to violate their religious principles, or interpretation of the Bible, to perform a service is prohibiting the free exercise of religion. To force business owners to perform a service against their religious ideas is saying, basically, “you may exercise your religion except if you don’t do something we want you to do.”

    If the IRS tells a church what a church can and cannot say, they are violating both their freedom of speech and not allowing the free exercise of religion.

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  • [4] October 8, 2014 at 12:49pm

    I would be worried about someone taking my card and loading it onto this device. What’s to prevent fraudulent use with the device?

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  • [1] October 7, 2014 at 10:40am

    After reading these I’m glad my father was never deployed when I was a kid. (He served in Vietnam before he met my mother,) It was enough when he was sent to the field for a couple of weeks or TDY for a month. I can’t imagine how things it would have been if he had been deployed. I think people forget how hard war and deployments are on both those in the service and their families. May God bless them all.

  • [9] October 7, 2014 at 9:42am

    When I was a teenager working at McDonald’s, we had the sandwiches sitting under heat lamps ready to be served and the fries were constantly being cooked. Waits over 3 minutes were unacceptable and around 1 minute were normal. Nowadays the sandwiches aren’t made until the order is placed. It creates less waste, but slower service.

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  • [12] October 3, 2014 at 9:15am

    It’s interesting that they are protesting the formation of a committee to review the curriculum. A curriculum that emphasizes the negative in history and ignores the positive and people like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Also, ignored is the teacher’s union being upset over merit pay (a pay that increased all but 2% of the teachers’ pay) and the union being de-certified by the board. Also, the union representatives are encouraging the teacher’s sick out and the students walk out. (I wonder how many of the students really understand the issues at hand.)

    The real issue is who is in control of our public schools. Are the parents and the school boards in charge? Or are the unions and intellectual elites in charge?

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  • [1] September 30, 2014 at 9:53am

    As much as I hate that he scored against my favorite team, he should not have been penalized. It’s not the first time he’s done this on the field either. The ref was wrong and the other refs should have overturned the call. It should not matter what religion they are, the players should be allowed to give a brief thanks according to the dictates of their beliefs.

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  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 12:13pm

    “Public schools have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion…”

    Doesn’t that mean that the school must play all types of music including both secular and religious, in order to remain neutral? If they only play secular music or only play religious it would mean they are not neutral.

  • [5] September 4, 2014 at 9:01pm

    Don’t worry, if you can’t afford a cell phone the government will give you one.

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  • [25] August 29, 2014 at 9:29am

    The judges are wrong. It is a private business. A public business is a business owned by the public or the government. For example, where I live, the local utility company is owned by the city. That is a public company. A private company that provides public accommodation is not a public company. That’s just an excuse that progressives use to tell private companies what they can and can not do. A private company is a company owned by private citizens or by private companies.

  • [3] August 28, 2014 at 9:20am

    I’m only surprised because Ebay doesn’t allow the sale of firearms on their site.

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  • [19] July 1, 2014 at 1:34pm

    I plan on having hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, soda, ice cream, and when it gets dark, s’mores.

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  • [11] July 1, 2014 at 10:07am

    I’m impressed she took the lion with a bow. Good job.

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  • [2] June 30, 2014 at 9:04pm

    It depends on the local jurisdictions. Most of the state is, but some places (like Denver) forgot to read the U.S. and Colorado constitutions and banned open carry.

  • [4] June 30, 2014 at 8:59pm

    I know where I will be stopping the next time I’m in or near Rifle.

  • [2] May 23, 2014 at 11:50am

    This town is very close to Ft. Carson Army base. Why does the teacher feel threatened by a picture?

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  • [13] May 21, 2014 at 11:13am

    “Los Angeles Times writer Dylan Hernandez reported that the LAPD has interviewed Guerrerro and he had not yet decided to press charges against his teammate.”

    If this is a game between Salt Lake City, UT and Albuquerque, NM, why is the LAPD involved?

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  • March 24, 2014 at 10:27pm

    My brother’s mail-in ballot for Colorado still comes to my address. He hasn’t been here for at least 5 or 6 years.

  • March 7, 2014 at 6:02pm

    If she was not under arrest, she didn’t have to go with them anywhere, and she didn’t start resisting until she was assaulted by the cop. If she was being placed under arrest, the cop should have told her from the start.

  • February 28, 2014 at 7:51pm

    Does this remind anyone else of Sudetenland? Where’s Chamberlain when you need him?

  • February 5, 2014 at 2:28pm

    Armored vehicles coming to a city (or university) near you: