@swimdawg68: Hey, thanks for answering my question! Sure, let's go back ONCE AGAIN to bitc%ing about Obama and not face reality.
To bad you didn't recognize the 1st Amendment statement I made.
Now, just think how you and others would react and say if the cops instead went and took away people's guns instead of trampling the 1st Amendment. Or the 5th.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:31
@swimdawg68: First, why do you paint ALL blacks with the same paint brush? And talking about sheep mentality, I was thinking the same way about Fox News viewers, believing the same old tired tripe about the 'Us against Them attitude.
Also, you say "Yeah, that's real peaceful demonstrating." Ok, so then what? Is it still ok to fire on them? And what exactly did happen inside the patrol car? I still haven't heard or read anything specific about the situation. And really, shooting a man with his hands up eight times is a rational thing to do?
The looting was illegal and the police had the right to do their best to stop it and since that night it has seemed to stop but once again, does a peaceful gathering a couple of days later, lawful under the 1st Amendment, a reason for ignorance and violence from the cops?
Once again I hark back to the rancher who BROUGHT OUT GUNS AND THREATENED the police because he was doing something illegal for 20 years is considered a hero by the sheep, er, the Tea Party who is interestingly quiet about the 1st Amendment rights of others being abused.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:54
@Used2baFreeCountry: The police rep said, ""I think what he has to do as president and as a constitutional lawyer is remember that there is a process in the United States and the process is being followed, for good or for ill, by the police and by the county and by the city and by the prosecutors’ office.
And I agree, but what about the 1st Amendment rights of the peaceful demonstration of the citizens? What if the citizens did carry guns as offered to them by the 2nd Amendment and used the guns against a tyrannical police state run government who fired on innocent victims within a neighborhood?
What would you say, Used2? I mean, if a rancher who has been abusing government land for 20 years so to feed his cattle can take up guns with many other people to stop a "tyrannical" government and is considered a hero by Tea Party republicans, where was the Tea Party when other citizens were being abused by the government for peaceful actions?
Is it because of maybe skin color? Or rural vs urban? Why? Please tell me what is the difference? Did any of the ranchers family get shot by a government agency? Did he think not paying taxes was his right as an American citizen yet other American citizens protesting a quesionable killing by a government agency do not have the right to assemble peacefully?
Did you see what happened last night in St. Louis when the State boys took over from the dumba$$es of the St. Louis county police? There was peaceful dialog between the protesters and the police.
I guess that police rep didn't comment on that, did he.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:16
@8thDwarfSurly: No, Dwarf, I mean the PEACEFUL demonstration on Wednesday night, or did you miss that part?
I understand you may missed it on purpose because it probably doesn't fit your view on black people but there was a peaceful and lawful demonstration Wednesday night that was disrupted by the violence the police did to unarmed and peaceful citizens of the United States. Something that according to the 1st Amendment, is a right for citizens, as much of a right, if not more, then carrying guns.
If you think that a person with authority can do whatever they want to toward a citizen without oversite, well maybe you should move to North Korea or Iran where it is a common occurrence. And yes, where was the Constitutionalists Tea Party? The 1st Amendment, not the second, was corrupted by the government. But just think if the protesters were packing guns because of their right of the 2nd Amendment and used the guns against the government, what would you say to that?posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:01
Well Used2baFree, it does seem that police officers are gunning down innocent african-americans on the streets.posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 19:39
Where are the Tea Party followers and their politicians? Why are they not jumping up and down about how the 1st Amendment rights of people who were PEACEFULLY demonstrating last night were trampled by militarized cops? Aren't the Tea Party people all about the Constitution? Or is JUST the 2nd Amendment that they only care about?posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 19:33
Wow. For once I agree with Stossel. I also don't like the 'cop-stops' or check-points all around here either. These should be unconsitutional too. Reminds me of cold-war Russia where there were check-points all around the country so to stop people and ask them where they were going.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:28
@Ben Had: Oh, Ben ol' bud, I forgot to let you know, by the time I was 30 years old I just finished two hitches in the Air Force. I was one of those under $27,000 people who did our best to keep you secure and to increase your chance in making money within this country. I did this after I graduated from college so there goes the first 12 years of my prime earning time of early adulthood. Than I spent the next dozen years working in psychiatric hospitals and drug recovery clinics, not a high paying job at all, the kind of paying job that wouldn't be able to keep you in food, leading to your starvation. But hey, it was helping other in need, I guess. I guess making money for yourself is a very important life style. I too would like to have more money. I just choose to be stupid and tried to help others and my country.
But at least you are comfortable in life and gosh darn it, good for you.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 21:32
@Ben Had: Ben ol' boy, I am happy for you, really, I am. And you should be proud of what you have accomplished. But do you really think that others haven't worked as hard, planned as well as you, and took chances too, and things just didn't work out for them? Are these people to be mocked? Does a person who gets laid off from their work or who tried to have a business which didn't work out and now they have to take any job to make ends meet, do they fail to meet you level of citizenship that they deserve to be made fun of?
Really, once again good for you. But you don't know how others have live their lives. You do not know the struggles that every person has experienced, you don't know what situations have interfered with the life of another, and yet, with gall and superior attitude, you STILL mock the working man. You still think that others are inferior to you.
Tonight when you are laying in bed, thinking of the day's past activities and other things, you may want to stop and think to yourself on what year did you lose your soul? Was it the more money you made, the more self-important you felt, is that when the diminishing your soul started, and what happened to the apathy for others? Do you carry yourself in such high esteem that you don't even notice others anymore?
What ever you say or comment about in this paper the future about social injustice and how the awful Republicans don't care, it is all going to be lies. You seem to believe the same. We all know that. You talk out the side of your mouth, you lie to yourself and we know it.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 21:06
Ben Had, if you only made $27,000 you would kill yourself?
I often time respected and agreed with your point of view. But now, go F&#& yourself. How dare you belittle anyone on the amount of earnings they make.
You sir, are worse than the "Republicans" with whom you debate. The ones who you many times will snicker and quip are hypocrites, much like yourself, it seems. Maybe you project your own self-hate to others?
If you ever lose your fortune, will you really kill yourself or are you just feeling secure right now, tucked away up in your ivory tower, tossing down your self-deluded words of wisdom with a satirical grin on your face to us common folk, the great unwashed of the hard-working people who earn less than $27,000. How can you even bare to take your car and get the tires changed by such... such...people? You must have someone to do your shopping because mixing with the lower class must make you break out in hives or cooties or something.
Too bad your self-righteous perceived ideology doesn't seem to match your true feelings.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:51
I wonder what happened to all of the commentators who are Christian? I guess it is difficult to be both a 'right-wing Republican' and Christian at the same time.posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:18
I wonder what it would be like if we had a Republican President?
Oh yeah, I forgot...two uncalled for wars, the worst terrorist attack on US soil, greatly increasing the wage class gap, being a 'war' president while deserting his part-time stateside national guard post while getting out of serving his country, causing the largest depression since the 1930's and not punishing those who were mainly responsible, letting a greedy vice-president run the country, and basically starting the war against the poor.
Yeah, let's vote Republican again!posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:56
Oistrakh, we must ask, why is sodomy illegal in Georgia? This law can be used against a male/female relationship too.
And why would you want to lock up gay men? Who else or what other 'people' do you want to lock up for making you feel uncomfortable?posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:31
@TeeWee: Um, I guess we will never know that but still, having a person in power, who makes the laws, and yet who is also a member of a terrorist group that is against the rights of other American citizens is not a really good idea.posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:38
@swimdawg68: You very well may be right. So let's all take off the glasses and look at things without the emotions and expected duties to one form of government or another, and have intelligent conversations with open minds and understanding of other points of view. This way, more often than not, a comprehensive and working outcome for the betterment of the people of this country can happen without special interest groups or monied-men being the only one who benifit.
This can work if people stop being stupid and crude, being ego driven to always be right with disregard to others.posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 13:52
@swimdawg68: Wow, just how thick are those rose colored glasses you are wearing?posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:39
Who the hell cares? I mean, who really cares what this person does?posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:19
@Jaki: And you know this how?posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:13
One reason the politicians, mostly Republicans, don't want to stop the money train coming from their puppet-masters because otherwise they would than have to speak to the citizens and gasp! answer questions. You know, really work for a living.
Politicians hate the common person. They want to stay locked up in their office, away from the motley rabble of American citizens, and let others (their handlers) think for them and tell them what to do, all the while collecting money hand over fist.posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:11
@Used2baFreeCountry: Paranoia will destroy ya.
I have an idea. How about eliminating the 2nd Amendment?posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:04
@Used2baFreeCountry: "He is a secular progressive, that is his religion. But he sure is making the world a more dangerous place for just about everyone. . ."
It's a good thing that W. Bush was just a good ol' christian boy. He just about saved the world during his terms.posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:05
So?posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 14:07
Smoke and mirrors. Don't believe the man behind the health insurance curtain. He will tell you one thing while slipping in something else in the policy without your knowledge.posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 20:15
It's about time that Blackwater is being investigated.posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 08:29
IT'S ALL OBAMA'S FAULT!posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 08:23
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