Then, in the 1960s, it was seen as anti-social and unnatural.
Then, in the 1970s, it was odd but rare.
Then, in the 1980s, it was suspect, but tolerated.
Then, in the 1990s, it was cool and accepted.
Then, in the 2000s, it was trendy and preferred.
Now, in the 2010s, it has become normal and enviable.
I think I’d better get out of here before it becomes compulsory.
October 24, 2014 at 10:38pm
Ummm, yeah, it was childish both times.
 October 4, 2014 at 2:43pm
I worked at Caesars Palace for several years. Right next door is the Mirage. Before the front section of the Forum Shops were built, there was an old man with two dogs who sat with his (lame?) legs folded up under him who would sit right on the boundar between the two resorts. He had a dish of water for the dogs and a hat on the ground for “donations”. Every night, when I took my walk after dinner, I saw him there. One night, I ended up working a 9pm to 5am split shift. As I went for my walk around 12:30am I saw this man get up, walk normally, and enter a brand-new Cadillac. I told every dealer and cocktail waitress about it for the next three weeks. He stopped sitting there.
 September 27, 2014 at 12:41pm
Did you notice that two of the three supporters of Lance were black? Good for the community that there ARE black Americans who believe in self-defense! Now, if only we could get the vast majority of black Americans who DO believe in the values of our society to be as vocal about it as those who believe in the free lunch, we could start getting rid of the thug society that has kidnapped so many young, black men in this country.
The majority of blacks are good people who just want to be left alone to make a living. You have to be trained to think of things are race first, which is what community organizers do.
September 27, 2014 at 12:16pm
Hopefully, his replacement will be chosen and confirmed before the elections. Then Congress can immediately cite him for contempt and jail him. If Obama has to issue the pardon we all know is coming eventually anyway before the election, conservatives can paint all democrats with the traitorous felon brush before the election.
September 20, 2014 at 9:25pm
Umm, is it just my monitor, or does the guy in the red sneakers look more white than black?
How about we send them all to New Jersey? They would all fit in there, and the place is already knee deep in toxic waste.
 September 20, 2014 at 10:37am
@BeingtheWeasel – Funny, the majority of Christians in the crowd, on both sides of the field, and the opposing team, did not seem offended when they joined in the prayer. Just as you have the right to say stupid offensive things, others have the right to say smart, respectful things.
A moment of silence is fair and gives everyone time to pray, or not, as they choose. But the majority of Christians in the crowd stole the moment of silence because they have no respect for others. As I said, not surprising.
 September 20, 2014 at 10:34am
And what is really hilarious (in a sad sort of way) is that it was mostly the “Our Father” which was said in home room classes for years before the ACLU, et al., forced it out. Now, we have these courageous young women (and young men, it may be so) doing EXACTLY what the atheists wanted to stop.
September 8, 2014 at 8:39pm
You’ve obviously never learned the rules of weapons handling. There are only four, and those four cover all situations. The fourth one is:
“You never need a gun, until you need one badly”
 September 7, 2014 at 5:37pm
“I have no higher priority than keeping the American people safe,” Obama said. “I think I’ve done a very good job during these last close to six years doing so.”
Well, Mr. President, that’s one question answered. You DO know that your job is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I had been wondering if you really understood that. Now that I know you know that is what you are supposed to be doing, I also know you possess the mens rea to know that detailing the IRS to target your political foes, abandonning your Ambassador in Benghazi to a fatal attack, opening the Southern border to wave upon wave of dangerous, often violent, illegal aliens, and changing Congressionally passed, Presidentially signed legislation upon a political whim are all High Crimes worthy of Impeachment by the House and conviction in the Senate. Have you no shame, sir? Here, at the end, have you no sense of shame at all for what you are doing to this great nation?
If you had any respect for the United States, if you had any reverence for the Constitution, if you even had any personal sense of propriety, you would resign.
Frankly, sir, it would give me no little pleasure to invite you to meet me upon the Field of Honor, but I fear you do not have the qualification to step upon said field.
Nice try, very nice try. But for him to do any of that, it would take testicular fortitude, of which he has none. MO's got it!
 September 7, 2014 at 5:20pm
OK, white people take Mr. Mugabe at his word.
All 30,000 of you move out – back to the nation you came from, or to where your ancestors came from if you were born in Zimbabwe. Once you get home, remind your neighbors to never buy any gold, platinum, iron and steel, cotton, or tobacco which come from Zimbabwe. Also, write to your local council and demand they refrain from doing business with South Africa, Botswana and Congo, unless thos countries also break all economic ties with Zimbabwe.
We’ll see just how cocky Mr. Mugabe is when his people starve because of his racist views.
The Obama’s really like the rich, so long as they get to go visit and act like they are rich, too. It’s just when a rich person is conservative that the Obama administration goes after them.
 September 7, 2014 at 4:47pm
If you’ve got some extra money, get ready to buy the Atlanta Hawks when they go bankrupt. Every single white season ticket holder should decline to renew this year. Let’s see just how much fan loyalty they have when whitey isn’t paying 80% of the bills anymore.
The Rhodesian Ridgebacks are going to make an entry into the NBA soon. Hell of an offense.
At 6' 4" I have played some ball though not nearly at the level of professional athletes. I used to watch the NBA both in person and on TV. Now I see all of the crap and attitude. They can have their league. NBA = Nothing But Africans.
September 7, 2014 at 4:44pm
Unfortunately, Penn, many readers, especially high school kids, will not understand your comment. The common core textbooks only include Lilliput in the selected text these days, and most newer teachers do not have the experience or expertise to create their own Common Core aligned materials. I always had interesting discussions when some of my students realized what LaPuta meant.
just goes to show you — most law abiding firearm owners are too smart to let anyone know they have a gun.
 August 29, 2014 at 12:50pm
Well, John, you’ve obviously never read Gen19 or 2Sam10 & 13 or Eze23.
Actually, the ancient Hebrews were a lusty and bawdy lot, as are most agrarian societies. It’s only really been since St. Augustine (under the influence of Paul the Apostle) that the Church, both Catholic and Protestant, have treated sex as a “necessary evil” for procreation only.
God created sex between animals for the propagation of species “each according to its kind”. God created sex for married couples as comfort and cheer, joy and delight. That’s why it feels so good.
If you’ve got a problem with that, take it up with God.
August 23, 2014 at 10:58am
That presumes Hill has one.
 August 23, 2014 at 10:54am
My sentiments exactly! Same with perjury. If you perjure yourself in a robbery trial, you should get the same 20 years the falsely accused robber would have gotten. In a capital case, you should get the death penalty.
 August 22, 2014 at 9:48pm
My question is, what was a complete slice of pizza doing in the garbage in the first place? I see the same thing every day in the school where I teach. Whole, untouched apples, unopened bottles of water and cartons of milk, complete meals with only the “string cheese” removed — all thrown into the garbage packed in non-biodegradable plastic and styrofoam. It would be much less wasteful to just send the kids along a buffet line and allow them to take the food they will eat.