They can arrest the pole judges, just leave the pole dancers be!
October 10, 2013 at 12:20pm
I’m sorry, but I’m just skeptical about this story. If Ms. Dionne lives in Michigan (and I don’t know if she still does), at 32 hours per week at $8 an hour, she should qualify for Medicaid under the recent expansion (to 133% of the poverty level, or $15,500 per year). If she lives in a state which doesn’t expand Medicaid, she would still qualify for an offsetting government subsidy of $2,596.00, or around $216 per month.
So, my most charitable interpretation would be that Ms. Dionne needs to research her options a bit more thoroughly, and she may find that available coverage is more affordable than she thinks.
December 13, 2012 at 1:47pm
You say you’re a scientist– Did you mean Scientologist? Christian Scientist?
December 10, 2012 at 5:20pm
Yes, I understand all that, but once Gollum fell into the Pit of Doom and destroyed the One Ring, all that stuff was solved. Sauron was defeated, and so began the dominion of man over Middle-Earth. So we don’t have to worry any more, right?
December 10, 2012 at 5:08pm
To VRW–I’m no math major, but $2million in interest off of $20million is 10% a year. Pretty sure you won’t find rates like that in the Cayman Islands. Bangladesh, however will pay you around 12.5%…
December 10, 2012 at 4:28pm
The Government Accounting Office lists something north of 1000 federal benefits which are reserved as special privileges for opposite-sex married couples. Those benefits aren’t conferred by the state where you live, nor by the church (or whatever you might have) where you worship or where your marriage ritual was performed. Those benefits are provided by the government. If two persons, of legal age to enter into an enforceable contract want to commit to enter into a contract (marriage license) to avail themselves of those federal benefits, and there is no compelling societal interest against it, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be allowed. That eliminates marrying your goat (dog, donkey, whatever has been thrown out here), and minors (can’t enter into enforceable contracts).
And no legislation that I’m aware of is attempting to require religious institutions to provide marriage services against their doctrine. So the organized religions can still refuse to marry whom they choose; the wedding ceremony doesn’t carry the weight of a government sanction (which it doesn’t already; that’s why you go to town hall to get a marriage license).
It’s really as simple as rendering unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.
And rendering unto God those things which are God's: Jesus defines marriage . . .
“Mat 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female,
Mat 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Mat 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Way above their heads.
November 30, 2012 at 4:38pm
Either your husband is an idiot, or you are a liar, or (most likely scenario) both of these. Although when you get fired from your job with cause, it becomes considerably more difficult to qualify for unemployment benefits.
So, which is it?
November 30, 2012 at 3:52pm
Did you get to the part where Gollum falls into the pit of doom with the One Ring? Wait, I think that’s from a different fantasy story– My bad!
November 30, 2012 at 3:40pm
I can’t believe all of the other states aren’t clamoring for you to move! You sound like a fine addition to any community. Not so sure why a crashing dollar would put you in a worse situation, though; perhaps it’s all the Italian suits and German sports cars you’re buying?
November 30, 2012 at 3:21pm
Not because it was repossessed?
November 30, 2012 at 2:44pm
But what if you’re a moron? How effective is home schooling likely to be then?
November 29, 2012 at 12:58pm
This whole thing is sort of silly. If it hadn’t been for Glenn Beck, Michael D’Antuono would still be laboring in relative obscurity; this controversy was ginned up by Glenn for the sole purpose of generating (lucrative) outrage. Seriously, go and Google this guy, and see the dates of his mentions. And as far as Glenn’s “speaking truth to liberal power”, and causing said liberals’ heads to explode, that’s not happening either. There aren’t very many news stories on this “controversy” at all. If the contention that some folks ranting on Twitter is emblematic of the Left’s hypocritical freakout, well that’s pretty thin gruel. And Piss Christ was 25 years ago.