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Comment on: 'Prosecutor: Marine posted negative images of Obama'
Posted 04/05/2012 06:13:49 EDT
Ironically, Hunter's comment that Stein "should not face dismissal for voicing an opinion shared by a majority of Marines" actually misses the point of free speech. It's not about protecting speech th more »
Comment on: 'Highlights of $1T-plus year-end spending bill'
Posted 12/16/2011 08:21:42 EST
Let's not forget cutting the IRS's budget (a good way to help the rich avoid taxes) and homeland security. Welcome to Tea Party America. more »
Comment on: 'Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income'
Posted 12/15/2011 07:58:14 EST
Battchief: The parallels to the French Revolution are frightening: The nobility blocked every effort to reform taxes (at least, those that meant they would have to pay any); the country had just finan more »
Comment on: 'Luxury spending reaches prerecession levels'
Posted 12/14/2011 09:00:06 EST
This article suggests that most of this spending supports the local economy (Seaport Candle, and you can't outsource catering to China). Which means that it's the poor schlepps at the bottom are the p more »
Comment on: 'Congress sputters on deficit cuts, spending bills'
Posted 11/08/2011 07:17:05 EST
I get it...the Republicans are actually worried about the middle class. Not increasing taxes and slashing spending will make everyone rich. So: If we let the Republicans have their way, then soon enou more »
Comment on: 'Sandwich arrest stirs debate over eating in stores'
Posted 11/08/2011 07:10:14 EST
Steal a sandwich, and you're a criminal. Steal a pension fund, and you're a good businessman. more »
Comment on: 'Obama takes more steps on own to help businesses'
Posted 10/28/2011 08:07:13 EDT
This isn't "acting without Congress". It's "using the authority, as President of the United States, to enforce the laws of the United States." Understand the difference: he isn't issuing any new laws, more »
Comment on: 'Advocate: Disabled adults can be 'walking targets''
Posted 10/23/2011 09:19:13 EDT
I have an idea...let's allocate some money for investigating social security fraud. Oh, wait, that's guvmint intervention. Better to just dismantle social security. That will help reduce taxes on long more »
Comment on: 'Life-at-fertilization initiative has hope in Miss.'
Posted 10/17/2011 08:13:38 EDT
Why yes, a fertilized egg is alive. So is a tapeworm. more »
Comment on: 'Iran: Wall Street protests to topple capitalism'
Posted 10/12/2011 08:43:33 EDT
'Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed the United States is now in a full-blown crisis because its "corrupt foundation has been exposed to the American people." ' Nice of him to notice. Of course, most of us more »
Comment on: 'DC museum closed after protest
Posted 10/09/2011 08:56:00 EDT
"migh": History is part of a liberal education. So if these protesters do not, in fact, know their history, it's because they did NOT receive a liberal education. more »
Comment on: 'More bad news for bank customers: Debit card fees'
Posted 09/30/2011 08:04:52 EDT
And so...debit card users will realize "Hey, carrying cash isn't *that* inconvenient. more »
Comment on: 'On Twitter, House GOP has edge over Democrats'
Posted 09/29/2011 08:48:54 EDT
So the Republicans have more twitter followers. Do they really want to be listed in the same breath as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and the Kardashians? more »
Comment on: 'Bachmann says food industry overregulated'
Posted 09/27/2011 08:00:45 EDT
Yup, time to roll back all those pesky regulations put in by RINOs like Teddy Roosevelt. "The Jungle" is in the public domain. Inspirational reading... more »
Comment on: 'Nature’
Posted 09/04/2011 10:28:34 EDT
It's interesting seeing the journalistic slant here. The ones who say that this is a major change are all identified by name and position: Tom Karl, director of NOAAâs National Climatic Data Center; more »
Comment on: 'High-tech classrooms don't mean higher scores'
Posted 09/04/2011 10:17:41 EDT
"Schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning." It seems pretty obvious that the problem more »
Comment on: Povertyâs boiling point - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/16/2011 07:39:59 EDT
It's worth noting that Britain has very strict gun control laws. Here, one of the conservative mainstays is that everyone is entitled to whatever armament they want. When the revolution comes, the arc more »
Comment on: 'Congress has a shot at passing jobs-creating bills'
Posted 08/08/2011 08:46:47 EDT
The Republican plan to promote job growth is to "reduce federal regulations, trim the budgets of federal agencies and encourage domestic energy production". In other words, cut (those pesky regulation more »
Comment on: 'Romney’
Posted 06/16/2011 09:10:14 EDT
The more I find out about Romney, the more I like him. He actually has his own opinions. And if they happen to conflict with the Party Line, he won't change them to accommodate them. more »
Comment on: 'Cain missed on use of Sharia law'
Posted 06/16/2011 09:07:38 EDT
If I were a lawyer, I'd *love* it if my opposition cited Sharia law. Because, and here's the funny thing, American courts base their decisions on American law. Lawyers will try anything to get their c more »
Comment on: 'Scientists unveil new mobile app to identify trees'
Posted 06/08/2011 07:54:10 EDT
Still waiting for the real Lenwoloppali app... more »
Comment on: 'Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real'
Posted 06/04/2011 09:06:37 EDT
Alas, poor Mitt. From what I've seen, he's a Republican I could have voted for. But by refusing to say "You know, my program for universal health care was a colossal mistake" followed by "The scientif more »
Comment on: 'Couple killed after visiting all 50 states'
Posted 06/04/2011 08:55:31 EDT
The real story isn't how they died...it's how they lived. We hope to be able to do the same (preferably with a happier ending...) more »
Comment on: The College Alternative? - Culture Club blog - Boston.com
Posted 06/03/2011 07:59:00 EDT
Why do you consider Khan's Academy and MIT's Open Courseware college "alternatives"? I'm guessing that the majority of those who visit *and actually learn* from these sites already have college degree more »
Comment on: 'Apocalypse believers await end, skeptics carry on'
Posted 05/22/2011 09:06:53 EDT
Maybe the rapture did occur, and God took up all His truly faithful. Odd, how very few people seem to be missing... more »
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