Small government never meant no government, nor “legalize everything.” The federal government is meant to deal with interstate trade and imports and exports… which if you think about could become very big in the future.
Just because you think something *should* be legalized doesn’t mean the federal government has no place regulating it.
January 30, 2015 at 3:32pm
In this situation, what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander.
 November 14, 2014 at 11:39am
A college admissions test should be designed to differentiate the intellectual abilities of the test takers, not make the test designers feel good about themselves.
And of course it should not be dumbed down so that students who really don't belong in college get ripped off for 1 - 3 semesters of tuition before the inevitable happens. The University / college industry has become more about $$ than education.
 November 13, 2014 at 2:50pm
It’s a shame that Purdue football hasn’t been doing well recently. Would be nice to have tailgating at the Old Oaken Bucket game.
I knew it wouldn't take long for a Boilermaker to comment on this one. As a fellow Purdue alum, does the black and gold have to be winning as an excuse for a good tailgate? I think not. This would be a show stopper at Ross-Ade! BOILER UP!
 October 17, 2014 at 5:51pm
You know why the hipster burnt his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.
hipster, i'm not.
i think going to see Def Leppard every summer disqualifies me.
 September 12, 2014 at 12:17pm
Pride is self praise while ignoring the gifts God gave… Look how awesome I am, how all my hard work built me this amazing house, how I did it all by myself, how successful I am because of my talents that I developed….
Which is different than loving your country; I’m proud to be American because this country is so great and I’m grateful for the sacrifices others made and the blessings God gave us…. much different.
 September 12, 2014 at 9:56am
You’ve got a large group of people that proudly identify with their sexual sin, that is to say they’re unrepentant sinners. Why does the church have to change its fundamental beliefs on the dignity of the human being – which covers many more aspects about sexuality and sin than just homosexuality – just to include more unrepentant sinners.
Homosexuality is wrong in the same way that premarital sex, extramarital sex, masturbation, contraception, abortion, divorce and pornography are all wrong. The underlying belief doesn’t single out any one of these – we are all called to be chaste, that sexuality is a beautiful gift from God for the purpose to “be fruitful and multiply.” Each one of these sins is selfish and abuses the gift that God gave us.
*** dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum
(Love the sinner and hate the sin)
Pride is a sin. So anyone who calls himself a proud American is an unrepentant sinner. Right?
Dear the ninth;
Aw, you guys are just not any fun.
The world is seriously overpopulated right now with starvation , poverty and disease running rampant, and the world seems unable to cope with so many of us. Wear a condom please or get your junk fixed.
September 11, 2014 at 2:58pm
That’s too funny.
 September 5, 2014 at 10:11am
What about being tall? When you recline, you hit my knees because they don’t recline. When you drop your seat back quickly, you’re likely to break my kneecaps.
 September 5, 2014 at 9:18am
“As a result, you have people who want to make use of the reclining seats which they PAID for”
I pay for my tray table too, why do you get to take that away from me?
if the person in front of you reclining robs you of your tray table, that means you should have paid more for a seat that fits you.
being fat doesn't give you the right to steal other people's space.
Um, isn't the tray table attached to their seat?
The tray is still usable even with back reclined.
What about being tall? When you recline, you hit my knees because they don't recline. When you drop your seat back quickly, you're likely to break my kneecaps.
i'm tall, too.
and i don't ever recline my seat quickly, as i stated in my very first post.
if someone chooses to recline their seat quickly- that would be rude.
the act of reclining isn't, though.
and again- if you are too big for the space allotted- you should purchase a ticket for an upgraded class.
just as bigger people pay more for food, clothing, cars, furniture, shoes, etc.
 September 2, 2014 at 1:32pm
I pay rent for my apartment. Does that mean I get to blast the stereo at 3 a.m.? I mean, I paid for my lease. That entitles me to do whatever I want within my apartment, right?
I fly for work. Most of my flights are under 2 hours, on regional jets. My knees are always up against the seat in front of me when I fly. Excuse me if I’m upset because the person in front of me decides they need to recline and smashes their seat back into my knees.
This isn’t about “rights,” it’s about common decency.
Depends on what is in the lease agreement you signed. There is no agreement signed by a passenger saying they can't let the seat back. Common decency comes into play when you politely ask the other passenger if they would mind setting their seat upright because it is smashing into your knees and the person says no and raises the seat back.
Tdude, you have it backwards. Common decency would be for the person who wants to recline to ask the person behind them if they mind
You're both wrong (well sort of), common decency would be for the airlines to provide accommodations that allowed for seats to be reclined without interfering with the comfort of other passengers. Instead they have shrunk the space allowed for the individual to an area that would get a jailer in to trouble with the
ACLU. As to who should politely inquire or apologize, well, both.
 August 30, 2014 at 5:50pm
Going to correct you ISRAELISOURFRIEND -
The reason for using obfuscated language is to dehumanize the human baby.
Scientifically speaking, after birth the child does not become “baby,” simply “neonate.” When looking at scientific stages of early human development, there is no “baby.” That is to say, “baby” is not a precise word, but it has more humanity to it than “fetus.”
In the context of “child found in toilet,” fetus is an awful word because it leaves out a crucial detail – was this baby born or not? And the follow up question, how far along was pregnancy?
Perhaps the author doesn’t care to know because it would shine light on another ugly fact about abortion. In the United States, there is no federal law that prohibits abortion after “viability.”
Headline that states “Baby found in toilet” would imply murder, a crime. “Fetus found in toilet” implies an abortion, legal. “Viable fetus found in toilet” implies abortion, legal and disgusting.
July 15, 2014 at 1:57pm
Heard that it was still possible to bug these, using a few microphones and some digital signal processing. Like each key makes a different sound, or echolocation, etc.
 July 13, 2014 at 10:29am
Not arguing about heterosexuals.
Stand to reason, though, if every gay man only had 1 partner, AIDS wouldn’t be an epidemic for them.
 July 13, 2014 at 9:21am
Really wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t sleep around so much.
It's also a matter of behavior that can cause bleeding an exposure to another person's blood. But on few partners that also cuts the chances down drastically.
I don't understand, theninthplantet...
I thought the new fascist government of America is teaching us that Gays are in love and therefore deserve to be married. How is it that they also like to sleep around? Gee...What a puzzlement.
Really would not be a problem if they would obey God's will for mankind. There are always two sides to a pancake and if you always refuse to turn it over, it will end up burnt every time. Most will mock God, but never really ask or think what would life be like if his will was actually followed. It's a much different approach. But hey, it's interesting to watch how much sin the world can take before it is finally brought to it's knees. It's kind of like watching a rebellious child go out on their own and get a good dose of reality. The reality of a world without following the will of Jesus Christ is not pretty.
July 8, 2014 at 12:58pm
Well, at least it’s not Detroit.
May 22, 2014 at 1:19pm
It’s important for bicyclists to remember that it’s easy to be dead right.
March 28, 2014 at 10:40pm
I graduated Purdue University last spring with an Electrical Engineering degree, and a 3.3 cumulative GPA. You can throw up all the numbers you want on how “easy” it is to get an ‘A’ at other universities, but the fact remains that Purdue hasn’t had grade inflation for 30 years, and (if I recall correctly) that the campus-wide average for undergraduate courses taken is around a 2.5. Electrical Engineering is much closer to a 2.0.
For all those students getting easy “A’s,” good luck in the real world. I know what my degree is worth.