So is the meteor Obama's fault or not? I can't tell from this discussion. Is it Coach Adams'?posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 13:56
@Eastville: Bob Barker has donated to more conservative causes than liberal. Look it up. I know a diversity of opinion is confusing but it shouldn't frighten you.posted @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:41
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - This man had an accident. The cops are just taking revenge on this guy for hitting and killing a cop. Civilians get killed like this...no charges.
Hopefully, a judge will drop these charges.
@Anonymous Dude @webbty80
Cops are people too. And someone is getting charged for it.
The problem is that you don't see a cop as a person. In other words the problem is you.posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 09:31
And why is WM so correct as opposed to those feel good liberals who buy into every mental health racket?
The existing mental health system has a graduation rate higher than our high schools. They both just move people along proving by the numbers that they are getting the job done. Mental health is a revolving door where even many professionals seek to improve their "numbers" by showing improvement in their patients. The criminal system is similar as most of you know. But without a stronger criminal conviction it is almost impossible for these people to get the help they need.
That's the ironical sticking point for liberals. They see "mental illness" and blindly excuse criminality because they fear that the mentally ill will be thrown in with the general population and raped by "normal" "mentally stable" criminals. The ineffective net result is that they don't get the help they need and the public is nor protected.
The part in bold is genius. So what you are saying is that the mentally ill can only get help in the criminal justice system, AFTER saying both are broken? To provide an answer like that you must be a graduate of both, no?
Hidden in your nonsense is a possible answer. More resources are needed though I'm sure not quite as you posited. More taxes are needed to hire enough people to handle the huge case loads within the mental health & prison systems. Don't know how you managed to do it but you made the argument for and against yourself. Brilliant.posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:19
[quote][b]snoop[/b] - prometheus, its not just at church, we want to carry protection anywhere we go . to be safe at all times, remember the church shootings? oh and if everyone went to church we would have alot less violence of any kind period. Oh , by the way God heard you say he has a spotty record.
Thank you for replying but that doesn't really answer all of my questions.
What is the American church doing to counter the problem of violence in country? Or does legal gun ownershop solve the problem?
Responsible gun owners should take this as an opportunity to make the case they're more than what the media makes them.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 19:12
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: You don`t get bonus points for answering the easy ones. Try answering the more difficult one I posted before it otherwise I`ll take it as a silent agreement.posted @ Monday, January 7, 2013 - 20:34
What's the reason American Christians demand guns in church? Lack of faith? A commitment to violence anywhere, anytime? God's spotty track record in protecting the innocent? What is the American church doing to counter the problem of violence in our nation other than increasing the likelihood of shooting a kindly blue hairee widda woman in the throat? Something tells me I'm not going to get agood answer here.posted @ Monday, January 7, 2013 - 20:26
He posts every crackpot chain email he gets. Find something from 1996 & send him that. It'll be posted here before you can sign out of your email.posted @ Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 15:30
Along these same lines Berry needs a media specialist to tell him to STFU every once in a while otherwise someone might get the impression he's a f-cking idiot.posted @ Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 15:21
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
And free speech as mentioned in the 1st Amendment doesn't include television, radio or computers because they did not exist.
Conservatives are forever trying to limit free speech on all of those forms of media via big government & law rather than exercise market forces and stop watching the offending show. See:Fox News vs Fox Entertainment. Whatever makes money, right?
To me the First Amendment is bolstered by the Second Amendment & vice versa. One is easily taken away without the other. And if you aren't responsible for either there are consequences. One set of consequences is far, far more immediate than the other & is sometimes as a result of something you said. Get it?
There are limits on free speech IE yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater. Seems discharging of semi-automatic weapons in a movie theater are ok with American conservatives. Maybe that's why they lose easy no brainer national elections? No brainer being the key phrase here.posted @ Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 15:18
@mtn1965: I don't disagree. But while large corporations tend to hedge their bests most do go to the Republican Party. For all the good it's done them. Dems do it, just at a slower rate.posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 15:50
Posting "Waaaaa" would've been much faster.posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 17:29
@more tea sir: What if the options are far from equal? What if the large corporation practically, actively rig the system in their favor, against the little guy via huge donations, (mostly to republicans. Mostly) & their lobbyiest are allowed to write laws in their favor, heavily tilting the field in their favor? That aint conservative. If you are good with that I will correctly presume that you don't know what conservatism is about.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 19:13
[quote][b]more tea sir[/b] - @DanMatthews:
Do you honestly think that this small mom and pop store is sufficient in terms of grocery shopping options for persons living downtown? You've got to be kidding.
As a presumed small government supporter why would you support a big box multinational over a locally owned small business, the little guy? I don't think you know what "conservative" means.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 18:24
1) What's the traffic plan & who's paying for it? If Selig & Company doesn't want to pay for it, or at least chip in, forget about it. That's a deal breaker.
2) Apartments in a shopping center? Why? There are new apartments going up about 1/8 of a mile from the proposed site now in an area full of apartments. They cannot all be filled forever. Market forces will eventually create a glut of low rent apartments. Many close to downtown. The kind everyone on this forum loves to [filtered word] about. There's your free market working for you.
3) Sorry. I am a fan of the local business owner over a large corporation. I don't know why I should apologize for it. But a simple grocery store or supermarket isn't a bad idea. It's just...see 1 & 2posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:58
@Prince_Lightfoot: Forgive me. If I had said "Vaguely beer-ish headache inducing swillwater" you'd have know what I was talking about. That is to say either one.
From your tepid defense it sounds if Pulaski Heights BBQ served Grade F circus animal parts you'd turn over your mom's bank account to make sure you had a spot at the bar. I could be wrong. You'll have to retrain your brain from taking things so literally. Otherwise you'll have problems in life. But you scored on technical points. Sad as that is but good for you.
"Pulaski Heights?" Really? If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, the hipster will rename it & pose there instead. I'm sorry. I'm not explaining my labored mixed metaphor for you.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 18:15
When was the last time you or anyone with the ABH reviewed Dawg Gone Good BBQ on W Hancock? Roosters on Hiawassee? Weaver Ds? Any of the other hundreds of local resturants? Run by very nice people, quality service & food & I'm willing to bet that is 1000 times less expensive some kid pushing his nasty boutique meat. PBR with a $10 sandwich? STFU.
See to it that you take the time to review a few more of the businesses that have worked for years & charge a fair price rather than the overpriced one-trick townie hipster nonsense deep pockets you are giving respect to over them. Their food is a little easier to digest over this hipster BS.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 15:47
Agreed. My ears prefer the earlier sounds of "Lambs" and some of their earlier work. But tell me: What's the point of all of the continued touring? What is there to gain?
Surely by now in the face of the changing musical landscape (not always a good thing) they've more than discovered it's diminishing returns. If for the alledged purity of the form (because they surely aren't making a lot of money, either) they can deafen themselves in a fixed location without the eternal grind, can't they? Not trolling. I am genuinely puzzled. "Hey man it's rock. A shark's gotta swim etc" is not an answer, or rather, it's a poor one.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 15:22
[quote][b]42roadmut[/b] - @swhitney:
guess with a post like that your no better, but i guess you think you are. did you get your flagpole today?
OK. Want to explain why you had to ask if the family was legal or not? @swhitney already explained his. You haven't.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 14:21
@grove600: Did they? Have they all done this for fact? Or are people reacting of paranoia? Because it's mostly non-homeless people who are arrested for that stuff everyday.
And guess what? If it's private property & the owner allows them there, not a much anyone can do about it. Private owner's choices trump public paranoia in most cases despite all the crying to the contrary.
Clearly homelessness causes problems for everyone involved. Lying, whining and crying about won't cause the solution.posted @ Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:23
What? Theft from the poor by someone in the free market with little to no government oversight run by 'merican Christians? I thought that was the answer to all of our fiscal problems? They guy is obviously innocent because that never happens. Must be a misprint.posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:23
How are they going to find a retirement cookie big enough for 100 people?posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 09:46
@tinktink @1inthestink @Watchman
So your argument is what..?
Our kids, our GOOD Christian 'Merican kids in need of adoption are better than their kids in need of adoption. Is that right? What are you guys doing to help our good God fearing, red white & blue blooded patriotic orphans?posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 19:31
Well let's point out the obvious then. O'Reilly was willing to say anything to "prove" "his" "point" including, you guessed it, LYING. Which is something Fox "News" is getting called on for more & more these days.
Everyone should just shut up & drink eggnog. It's not a war on Christmas. It's just that real a-holes without an clue have clung to it & ruined it for everyone else. That's both conservatives, liberals, conservative Christians & atheists.posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 14:13
@Watchman: It's a request for private donations, not use of taxes. Although looking to strangers for donations is how a church operates, much worse in that many cases none of the money goes to help anyone but to keep the lights on. Church donations are much worse in that & the fact that a churches tax exempt status goes to promote it's religion, not necessarily as charity. It should be clear now paranoia led you to that conclusion, not facts.
Who would think it's a waste to help a child, where ever they're from? What a great bunch.
To those who think it's a waste to help a child, Which church to you go to? This way we'll know which one's to avoid. Not a rhetorical question. Show you're faith, be honest.posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 11:53
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