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  • Don’t pet the new Secret Service dogs at the White House

    07/11/2014 8:40:15 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    88keys to Joe 6-pack
    Thanks for the ping Joe!

    Just have to say...people are used to seeing "working dogs" on occasion, including police and/or service dogs...and I think folks generally don't interfere with them or their owners/handlers.

    So why the warning?! It's a little off-putting, to say the least...nothing "Secret" about THOSE "Secret Service" agents. So just SAY they're guard dogs, stay back.

    Oh wait...if they're mingling amongst people but not to be touched or petted, then wouldn't that scare the sh*t out of anyone unfortunate enough to be randomly sniffed?

    Or are they muzzled? (the dogs, not the peops, of course)

    0bama has never yet figured out a better way to do anything, including canine security around the White House...I am SO looking forward to "moving out" day for him, 2017...

  • John Boehner: Send the National Guard to secure U.S.-Mexico border

    06/20/2014 12:56:45 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    88keys to Senator_Blutarski; Ray76
    Couldn't agree more.

    Not that the northern border (where terrorists come in) is particularly secure either, but in terms of the sheer and overwhelming numbers of people coming in, the southern needs immediate attention and action.

    RE: unaccompanied 3-year-olds...see the Boehner letter posted above (THANKS, Ray76!). He's absolutely right about the safety of these children, aside from the other problems. We will never know how many unaccompanied 3-year-olds who attempted to get here never made it...

  • RAND PAUL: What's Happening In Iraq Is Not Obama's Fault

    06/20/2014 12:40:43 PM PDT · 39 of 59
    88keys to Servant of the Cross
    Krauthammer's right, as he so often is.

    Anyone have a Krauthammer "ping list"?!

  • RAND PAUL: What's Happening In Iraq Is Not Obama's Fault

    06/20/2014 12:26:45 PM PDT · 34 of 59
    88keys to oldbrowser
    YES, you beat me to it. That would be "almost everybody", including the whole "Coalition of Nations" that went in with us, won the war (albeit is was very lengthy and costly) and left things in reasonable if tenuous condition at the time Obama came in...

    Fast forward, you see the results of Obama's "finishing" the war the way he wanted to.

    I had to laugh, bitterly, at the news report that ISIS had just this week taken control of one of Saddam's chemical weapons sites...that's a complete contradiction to reports that there were "no WMD"s", unless you only count nukes as WMD's, and there actually WAS evidence of nuke activity, if not actual weapons.

    Rand Paul has some good qualities, but being half good is like being half baked. I would hope no one here would seriously consider him as a Presidential candidate. He would be as ruinous in many ways as Obama has been to our country, IMHO.

  • John Boehner: Send the National Guard to secure U.S.-Mexico border

    06/20/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT · 14 of 37
    88keys to Mouton; All
    "BOR asked him what happens when the apprehend someone. (Gov.) Perry said they are bound to turn them over to the immigration authorities."...

    Therein lies the rub...ICE or whatever it is has dropped the ball all over the place, either intentionally or because of understaffing or because of "rules" put into place by (who else) the Obama-appointed Democrat Senate confirmed agency heads.

    Good for Boehner, though!!

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime

    06/20/2014 11:51:42 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    88keys to aMorePerfectUnion
    I thought CFPB was not even a Congressionally sanctioned and approved agency??!! Maybe I misremember, but it seems to me it's a totally executive-branch-created entity, with no actual authority to enforce anything...
  • Let’s Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT · 28 of 34
    88keys to Petrosius; All
    That would be a start, indeed!

    Actually enforcing the current laws would be a "reform", the way things are now...so we have to be careful not to stereotype the whole topic of immigration reform into meaning the worst of the Obama policies, including amnesty, etc....

    It also occurs to me that you could make an analogy between federal firearms registrations and restrictions, and illegal immigrant registrations and restrictions...maybe far-fetched to some, but I agree that we can't really expect to find a practical way to deport 11 million (?) current illegals, and knowing who they are and where they live might make some voluntarily deport, and provide cause to deport others. It's all about the information...and THEY are illegal, so no concerns about that.

    Close the borders to new illegals, including all these children who can be humanely "shepherded" back to their homelands, or elsewhere they might be more welcomed. Reform. Overturn the DACA rule in Congress, or reform it so it's not automatically universal. I wouldn't object to some illegals being allowed to stay, for purely practical reasons (CAN we realistically deport 11 million people?!) BUT their status would have to remain illegal, even if not subject to deportation, this could not apply to ALL illegals, and any privileges of citizenship beyond not being deported would have to be earned the same way as legal immigrants do...get in line. That would be a reform.

    What's "broken" about our immigration system right now is just that the laws are not being enforced, we're allowing the borders to be seriously breached by illegals, and the lottery system and "rules" regulating how many persons can legally apply to immigrate from any given other country are cockamamie and arcane.

    So, I'm in favor of THAT "immigration reform", LOL! Each part in it's proper order, should take care of the problem. Of course, no one in their right mind would be in favor of "comprehensive immigration reform" that we would "have to pass so we know what's in it...don't mix that up with real and needed reforms and changes, though!

  • Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe “Hard Choices” To Ambassador Stevens

    06/19/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · 21 of 32
    88keys to abb
    OUCH!!!

    Oh, hahahahaHAHAHA!

    Thanks for posting! ;)

  • Lois Lerner Emails: Nothing Digital Ever Dies

    06/19/2014 8:46:59 AM PDT · 5 of 42
    88keys to Kenny
    Say it LOUDER!!

    This is becoming farcical...are there NO competent people in Congress??? Or are their hands tied somehow?! Get a geek, for heaven's sake, SHEESH!

  • Obama Has Painted Himself Into A Foreign Policy Corner

    06/14/2014 3:08:53 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    88keys to Iron Munro

    Truer words...

  • Cochran Gears Up for Final Campaign Push

    06/14/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    88keys to John Semmens
    Reading the latest news headlines in a hurry to catch up, I clicked on this...I missed the "semi-news, semi-satire" tag, and was totally grossed out!!

    So just a query...does this article really belong on the "front page forum"?!

    My bad for not looking at the source and trying to read too fast, I suppose...

  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader

    06/13/2014 4:43:53 PM PDT · 33 of 70
    88keys to SeekAndFind
    If nothing else, it's at least good to have a debate and a competitor...keep watching! I wouldn't be surprised if someone ELSE decided to throw in, too...NOT that I have any ideas about that, but there should be several competitors.

    Trouble is, some of the best House people are chairing crucially important committees, and they need to stay there. However, look for more "back benchers" (tee hee! like Gingrich, back in the day) to at least make a race of it!

  • Iraqi Air Force evacuating besieged American contractors

    06/13/2014 4:25:22 PM PDT · 49 of 107
    88keys to yoe

    What U.S. Air Force? Where are they? I thought there were NO U.S. soldiers of any kind in Iraq...

  • Conservatives Predict Boehner Won’t Be Back as Speaker Next Year

    06/11/2014 12:41:36 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    88keys to Servant of the Cross
    Boehner is tougher, and more conservative, than many here think...

    My guess, from here in Ohio, is he won't step down until at least after the November election, if then. Seems prudent! (for those who missed it, Boehner won his own primary very handily, a couple weeks ago)

    But there must be quite a kerfuffle going on right now re: who will become the next House Majority Leader, LOL! Cantor is principled, and a good man, regardless of his shortcomings...you have to give him that at least, IMHO.

  • ISIS: The World’s Next Al-Qaida

    06/11/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT · 3 of 15
    88keys to Biggirl

    Good information...pinging to follow

  • Al-Qaeda rebels take Tikrit, force 500,000 to flee Mosul

    06/11/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · 17 of 58
    88keys to A message; All
    "In less than 5 years this incompetent teleprompter reader/fundraiser and his incompetant administration has made the world a very, very dangerous place."

    That about sums it up. I wish I had something "pithy" to say, but all I can say is, this is a terrible turn of events, and potentially very dangerous. Shocking to me, but probably shouldn't be.

    Not to mention the squandering of all that our soldiers worked and sacrificed for over there.

    So just pinging to follow...

  • Sen. Harry Reid strikes gold with home sale

    06/09/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    88keys to Oldeconomybuyer
    "Thar's GOLD in them thar hills!!"

    LOL!

    Thanks for find and post...will follow with interest...

    Good old "Dusty Harry"...what a criminal!

  • Police Video Shows Officers Saving Girl From Dog Attack

    06/09/2014 3:55:16 PM PDT · 53 of 56
    88keys to Salamander; All
    "I’m just sick to death of stupid, careless, irresponsible people."

    I couldn't agree MORE with your whole rant. You are completely right.

    Anyone living with dogs needs to understand them, which can be difficult if you have mixed breed rescue dogs like I do. More importantly, they need to understand their own limitations...some people can be successful with big dogs who have strong personalities and breed traits, and these dogs are some of the most loyal, obedient, and heroic dogs of all IF you can handle them, like war dogs, police dogs, and service dogs.

    There are also "rogue" dogs, and responsible owners and/or trainers would know this and take care of it in a humane way. That would include dogs of ALL breeds/mixes.

    Responsible people only adopt dogs that they're capable of raising/training successfully. Too many "kind-hearted" folks don't understand this, and many more NOT kind-hearted people adopt dogs for the purpose of guarding the house, or intimidating the neighborhood. There ARE bad dogs, but far more bad dog owners.

    / my own rant, LOL!

  • 'I've Had Enough': When Democrats Quit on Obama

    06/09/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT · 10 of 35
    88keys to Seizethecarp
    Thanks for posting! I've been curious about this article after Rush mentioned today...

    SO, all these top-shelf important Dem's (many former office holders, apparently) still really admire and respect President Obama, but fault him for lack of leadership?

    That presumes that if he'd been a better leader, the results would have been better...personally, I don't think that's the problem.

    That's the "between the lines"...it's not the leadership, it's the policies, "stupid"!!

    Also, it's nice to say you respect and admire someone, but how is this possible if you're slamming him at the same time?! < sigh >

  • Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary

    06/06/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT · 59 of 91
    88keys to 88keys
    Correction to post 53: any Cochran supporters withholding support for McDaniel in the Mississippi general election
  • Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary

    06/06/2014 12:41:30 PM PDT · 56 of 91
    88keys to grania; All
    "We'll be better off if we get McDaniels and a reasonable dem Senator from KY than if we're stuck with McConnell and Cocharan."

    "A reasonable dem Senator" is a pretty big "if", isn't it?!

    I would think the best-case scenario would be keep McConnell, elect McDaniel instead of Cochran, and "expect" McConnell to just step aside as Leader, for whatever reasons...

  • Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary

    06/06/2014 12:31:58 PM PDT · 53 of 91
    88keys to Hoodat; All
    Interesting comments here...I'll add my own two cents, from Ohio!

    IMHO, it's rather unbecoming for McConnell to take sides in the Mississippi run-off, but he can if he wants to.

    The Kentucky Republican primary is settled, period, and by a rather significant amount in favor of McConnell, like it or not. Since Kentucky is not a reliably concervative state, a write-in campaign for Bevin or a "no vote" protest against McConnell would most likely result in whoever the Democrat nominee is being elected. This doesn't seem helpful.

    OTOH, Mississippi IS a reliably conservative state, and if McDaniel wins the run-off, he will very likely be elected in the general election, despite any McConnell supporters withholding support or protest voting for the Democrat (which I doubt they would do, but you never know!). This IS helpful, and personally, I hope that's what happens!

    Attributed to W. F. Buckley (paraphrased): "I will always vote for the most conservative candidate that can win."

    In a state-wide election, it seems prudent to consider that. It's perhaps better to hold your nose than cut it off...JMHO.

  • Rep. Tom Cole ‘strongly opposed’ to housing illegal alien minors at Ft. Sill

    06/06/2014 11:58:56 AM PDT · 18 of 52
    88keys to pfony1; All
    "How could those buses NOT have been stopped at the border?"

    My question, exactly!! It is ridiculous and outrageous that literally bus-loads of "minors", thousands of less-than-18-year-olds, are getting into the country, swarming the border unimpeded...it's almost unimaginable! How can this be permitted to go on?!

    As someone else said, it's simply not sustainable, not to mention against all our laws. Even worse if true, I also heard that some of these "children" are accompanied by their mothers, who are also allowed to stay and are given every assistance (food, shelter, transportation)...unbelievable.

    Perhaps our new motto should be, "women and children first"...to be turned around and sent back!!! Sheesh. I mean, why NOW? and HOW? are they getting here and across the border?! in such greatly increased numbers??

  • RUNOFF? MCDANIEL, COCHRAN BOTH UNDER 50 PERCENT AS FINAL VOTES COUNTED [McDaniel leads]

    06/04/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT · 135 of 154
    88keys to Black Agnes
    "We need to figure out why the most urban and populous county in the state had problems getting their vote totals together."

    AAARGH!! You are SO right! I've seen this happen over and over again in Ohio, and too many other states...the "last minute un-counted precincts" finally come in, and, guess what? It's JUST enough to elect the not conservative candidate...

    Whether it's the inability of the electorate to manage the polling places, or malice and machination on the part of the Democratic party, I will leave my fellow FReepers to judge...

    But I would just add...if you can't manage voting or honestly running a polling place, then you probably shouldn't be doing either...

  • RUNOFF? MCDANIEL, COCHRAN BOTH UNDER 50 PERCENT AS FINAL VOTES COUNTED [McDaniel leads]

    06/04/2014 2:45:45 PM PDT · 134 of 154
    88keys to CedarDave; All
    Following this with interest, from Ohio...can anyone tell me anything about the third candidate, Thomas Carey? and how he managed to divert the election results enough so neither Cochran nor McDaniel could achieve 50%+1?

    Thanks FRiends! IMHO, Cochran is a bit too elder of a statesman now, but I sincerely hope (watching from afar) that McDaniel has no feet of clay, like too many of our candidates did the last time we had a chance to take the Senate back. Either way, Cochran still has a pretty solid record, and a lot of seniority in the U.S. Senate...you have to say THAT for him, anyway!

  • Facts suggest vets delayed own tests to make Obama look bad

    06/04/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT · 5 of 49
    88keys to laotzu

    LOL! You almost got me with that one...!

  • Authorities investigate handcuffed Iowan's death (Cops are now DROWNING suspects?)

    06/03/2014 6:05:34 PM PDT · 46 of 57
    88keys to Ken H

    I think that was reported in the linked local news story?

  • Authorities investigate handcuffed Iowan's death (Cops are now DROWNING suspects?)

    06/03/2014 3:42:26 PM PDT · 36 of 57
    88keys to Eric in the Ozarks
    Excellent point...everyone knows there are no seat-belts on boats, but if it's a police boat, there really needs to be some way to secure any "perp" for transporting...

    Presumeably, if there's an accident, the boat's still not going to sink so fast that the "prisoner" is trapped and drowned because the police couldn't release the restraints?

    Cuffing to the "floor" might be a problem, but there must be some other way to safely confine arrestees to the boat...if this kid hadn't jumped out, he'd be safe at home tonight with a possible midemeanor charge.

  • Congress kept in dark on Bergdahl swap since 2012

    06/03/2014 3:02:44 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    88keys to Olog-hai
    *ping* for totally amazing article from (of all people) the A.P. to follow later...

    "King Barry" is starting to tread on some dangerous ground here, perhaps...and one can hope it's still not too late to reverse the worst of his policy actions, and put a spoke in his ongoing agenda.

    Campaign slogan: it's the Constitution, stupid! (AND the economy, LOL! and etc., but that's too long to list for a "slogan")

  • THE SUBVERSION OF DEMOCRACY - Obama's EPA decree is worthy of Vladimir Putin.

    06/03/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    88keys to Jim Robinson

    *PING* for excellent article! THANKS for finding/posting!

  • SGT Bergdahl, liberal hypocrisy & the corruption of honor

    06/03/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    88keys to don-o

    Very well said by the honorable Allan (Colonel?) West. Thanks for posting, couldn’t agree mmore!

  • Authorities investigate handcuffed Iowan's death (Cops are now DROWNING suspects?)

    06/03/2014 2:09:56 PM PDT · 20 of 57
    88keys to cripplecreek; KC Burke
    Agreed.

    It seems inexplicable how this could have happened, except...I have no idea what type of life vest they used (some do not have armholes - they just go around your neck, and cover your chest, with a buckle strap across the back - that could easily come off, especially if it wasn't securely fastened, which might be likely if the "perp" was resisting arrest, and intoxicated. He was prepared for a possible boating accident, NOT a feet-first leap overboard)...and it seems there were many people attempting to rescue the young man.

    If the officer was alone (as the article says), he could not leave the "perp" un-handcuffed...that also begs the question, why was the officer patrolling alone, though? and what happened to the kid's boat?

    But foul play or egregious/vicious police behavior, I don't think so.

  • Brother Rat (Obama's speech at West Point graduation - First Draft)

    06/03/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT · 5 of 8
    88keys to servo1969
    Long read, but worth it - PRICELESS!!

    Thanks for posting!

  • U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away (It's true)

    06/03/2014 1:27:14 PM PDT · 130 of 153
    88keys to rainee; Blood of Tyrants; All
    Probably "inebriated", but on hashish/opium, not alcohol...no shortage of THAT in Afghanistan, I expect! "Drunk" could apply as a descriptive, rather than a causitive?

    Of course, that doesn't mitigate the circumstances regarding the shipping home of his uniform and various personal items, if that's a true story. And it wouldn't surprise me if it WAS!

  • What Monica Lewinsky Understands About Feminism That Others Don’t

    05/29/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    88keys to SeekAndFind

    *ping* for later

  • America's Linguistic Melting Pot

    05/29/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · 5 of 13
    88keys to Altura Ct.

    Yep.

  • 9/11 Museum Yanks Commemorative Cheese Platter After Outrage

    05/29/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT · 15 of 32
    88keys to Responsibility2nd
    I don't know...the moose ate it!! (whatever that arcane phrase means? hope nothing weird, haha!)

    Apologies to all for joking, though...this is a truly tacky and terrible item to be selling ANYWHERE! We're going to have a nice wooden cutting board and just chop cheese/veggies right over those little hearts?! What were they thinking?!

    Agree with posters on the original site: gift shops/restaurants should be located "within walking distance" and NOT right at the memorial site. I can understand the necessity of raising funds to support the museum and the memorial, but who wants to grab a hot dog for lunch right over where thousands of people died, and some are still entombed?!

    The gift shop should also focus on the LIVES of the people that were lost...they could offer "souvenirs" and "remembrances" that would be relevent (like the iconic sculpture of raising the US flag at Iwo Jima - sic - for example) and forego items like cheese boards...maybe coffee cups, vases, medallions (NOT "coasters"!), books, videos, framed pictures, flower seeds, rose bushes...THAT kind of stuff! JMHO!

  • Veterans Fuming Over Smoking Limits At State Veterans' Home [Connecticut]

    05/29/2014 11:28:47 AM PDT · 18 of 27
    88keys to Dusty Road
    This "rule" is ridiculous and absurd.

    Those veterans have earned the right to reside at the VA facility, never mind at whatever taxpayer expense (unlike the section 8 or whatever subsidized housing residents).

    Smoking is legal, and there's just no reason to impose these regulations on veterans who through no fault of their own need to stay at the VA place.

    The VA needs to provide smoking rooms and non-smoking rooms JUST like hotels do, and not insult these residents by telling them when they're "allowed" to smoke (a half hour out of every three? and not between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.? Outrageous!)...not to mention, escorting them to an outdoor gazebo (in the winter? in Connecticut? Please!)...

    It would be SO simple to make accomodations for the smokers, so simple to just ban smoking in the dining room and common areas, or where oxygen tanks are in use. Why don't they just do THAT?! SHEESH!

    / rant

  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT · 12 of 16
    88keys to Joe 6-pack; servo1969

    What a wonderful and heartwarming story! Thanks for the ping and the post!

  • War Of The Magnolias: The Trial-By-Media Of Chris McDaniel

    05/28/2014 3:38:51 PM PDT · 2 of 2
    88keys to cotton1706
    I would think the good people of Mississippi would be able to distinguish between "collusion" and NOT!

    It seems McDaniel had nothing to do with some over-zealous political supporters who did some nasty things on his behalf. It's also entirely possibly that Cochran had nothing to do with machinations on his behalf by some of his ill-advised campaign team.

    If that proves out, which I expect it will, then the choice is really whether to choose an elder Senator, who has a lot of seniority and probably clout in the "august body" (such as it is - NOT!) or send in a young and energetic candidate who is relatively unknown and untested at present.

    Is there any possiblity that either of these men would lose the seat to the Democratic opponent? Just another factor to consider!

    This is not my race, I just want to win back the Senate, LOL!

  • Property tax a ticking time bomb (in Chicago)

    05/28/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    88keys to taildragger; cripplecreek
    You all are right...that didn't take long!

    Being a neighboring state to Michigan, I tend to pay attention to their well-being (or lack thereof) and the Detroit problem pales in comparison to the Chicago and etc. pension/tax locomotive coming down the tracks...

    Query: why are all those people so worried about "sustainability" in the environment (etc.) not at all worried about "sustainability" in the economy??

  • Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report

    05/28/2014 3:03:26 PM PDT · 31 of 139
    88keys to Nachum
    Just being respectful, I imagine...not realizing that the President was just there to give a speech, and no need for "Commander-in-Chief" protocol.

    Would be interesting to know what POTUS's feelings were, facing an audience of people who are already far more accomplished than he is, or will ever be...LOL!

  • Woman Campaigns Against "Sexist" Bicycle Helmets

    05/28/2014 2:45:27 PM PDT · 32 of 76
    88keys to Huskrrrr

    hence the style name, lol!

  • Woman Campaigns Against "Sexist" Bicycle Helmets

    05/28/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · 28 of 76
    88keys to Paladin2; All
    "Helmet hair is a choice. Get over it.

    Not if the law mandates that all bicycle riders must wear helmets...no choice there!

    Just saying...styled hair and bike riding shouldn't be mutually exclusive for women OR men (whoever said that!)...it's not sexist, it's just the government nannies imposing rules for your own good, again! ;)

  • CNN: West Point Gave Obama ‘Icy’ Reception

    05/28/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT · 31 of 78
    88keys to USNBandit
    TOO right, lol!

    Depending on which radio news report you listen to ("sound bites" of the "commencement address"), you can hear either thunderously small applause (10 people, magnified) or tepid if not icy large applause (1000 people giving a perfunctory small clap or two)...

    Worst C-i-C in history quite possibly, (or recent history - can't imagine Jimmah Carter was very good either, but perhaps did no harm?!)...JMHO

  • Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

    05/22/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT · 7 of 36
    88keys to Vigilanteman

    I was going to say...come to OHIO! Still lots of rural land here, aside from Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati!

  • New Procedure Can Neuter Dogs with Shot, No Surgery [w/video]

    05/22/2014 1:35:11 PM PDT · 14 of 47
    88keys to Slings and Arrows

    Side effects? Unintended consequences? More research needed, but certainly veterinary medicine has progressed a lot in the last couple decades (I have reason to know, LOL!)!

  • Tea party makes its last stand in Mississippi, targeting longtime Sen. Thad Cochran

    05/22/2014 12:31:11 PM PDT · 57 of 58
    88keys to GeronL

    OH! In that case, I totally agree!

  • “We Are Church” Movement Leader Is “Shocked” by Her Excommunication

    05/22/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT · 15 of 109
    88keys to cuban leaf
    You are right.

    However, this woman and her husband profess to be Catholics, and insist that they are Catholic, despite flouting the tenets and doctrines of the Church.

    They are the ones demanding to be "special Catholics". You do not have to be Catholic to be a Christian, and if they were simply "Christian believers", there would be no problem with the Pope. If they also just had their "Masses" in private, at home, then odds are the Pope would never find out about it, and problem solved.

    There's nothing wrong with "activating" for Church reforms according to your beliefs, but actions have consequences. Why do they want to be Catholic, when they feel the doctrines are wrong? Much easier to join another Church, or be your own Church - both viable options, surely! You just can't be your own Catholic Church...simple!

  • Rattlesnake Bites Bulldog, Puppies in Central Florida

    05/22/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT · 17 of 27
    88keys to nickcarraway
    I had no idea there were diamondbacks in Winter Haven!! Alligators yes...but all those years of Spring training games, I might have reconsidered if I'd known!

    I'm glad at least two of the dogs survived...what a horrific thing to happen...