More of the same left-wing malarky...oh, nice column, Mr. Pitts.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 08:32
@whatsthepoint: Well then, I take it back.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 21:01
For a fresh perspective on whether we're becoming socialist, anti-Christian land where the government can swoop in and confiscate our guns, ask anyone here visiting from a foreign country. Most of them I talk to think this idea is very funny.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 18:06
[quote][b]whatsthepoint[/b] - How long do we have to wait for her to play the race card?
[/quote]: Evidently longer than we waited for you to do so.
@BeagleDawg: Have you or anyone you know ever had a freedom taken away by the government or by "anti-rights radicals?" It's always just a "threat." Give it a rest and go take a walk and talk to people.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 18:18
@BeagleDawg: Franklin was drunk and trying to impress a teenage girl when he said that. He was mostly right. But I'd bet that the parents of the kids killed in Connecticut would gladly give up a little bit of "liberty" to get their children back.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 18:15
@TeeWee: I get that, have heard that. Yet I don't think the founders foresaw mass murders at elementary schools and movie theatres. (They probably didn't foresee movie theatres, for that matter.) Different times call for different laws. We as a people are armed to the friggin' gills. How about making it just a teewee bit tougher for lunatics to arm themselves for "combat?"posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 18:13
Strong and true are those words. Hard to believe our reps are okay with weekly slaughters.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:17
And with this appointment, the NRA moves ever closer to being the new millenium KKK.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:10
I thought she was miscast as June Carter Cash.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:04
Seems like there's a story involving a hood each week around here.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:00
@smbga: Please read Leonard Pitts' column today.posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 08:40
Most of this country seems to need an anger management class. And then get back on its meds.posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 08:09
Proud Dory Fan!posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:40
He looks way more like Chris Rock than Billie Thomas, the actor who portrayed Buckwheat in the "Little Rascals" series.posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:32
Ah, so now I know the inspiration for Currington's song, "Snap One More Picture, Old Man, and I'll Run You Down With My Speedboat."posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:18
So I guess the doctor got paid promptly.posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:12
@jlscott: I can see how much you cherish freedom.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 08:50
@Watchman: Ee gad that's lame.posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 07:57
Where did he imply that?
[/quote]: When "Farmer" wrote that LBJ's war on poverty led to the massive breakdown of the the African America family, he/she's implying that they relied on government programs rather than hard work. Seemed pretty clear from his/her comment.
@Farmer GA: Let's not be so simplistic. The disparity of wealth that proliferated during the Reagan and Bush regimes have had a whole lot to do with the decline. Your implication that a whole race of people is comfortable living on handouts is repulsive.posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:53
@McCarthy: You can let the record show it, but the record would be wrong.posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 - 08:12
@OrneryConservative: Good point, because you never know when your kid is going to pull out his own piece and gun you down.
Okay, we've wrestled this issue down and slapped it silly. I've tried throughout the day to offer a bit of good-natured sanity, and now I'm tired.posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 21:09
Ah, wait, now I see where some of you have gotten your ideas:posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 17:28
@grove600: Ah what a sweet dream. Your free society sounds like a real Utopia. (Would we be allowed to put our guns down before playing tennis or frisbee with our kids?)posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 16:42
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