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  • Study: Minimum wage hikes don’t kill jobs

    07/21/2014 9:33:28 AM PDT · 4 of 27
    Above My Pay Grade to Incorrigible

    “CEPR acknowledges this analysis is far from scientific and draws no direct link between raising the minimum wage and payroll gains. Still, “it does provide evidence against theoretical negative employment effects of minimum wage increases,” CEPR researcher Ben Wolcott writes.”

    So, the author of the study admits it proves nothing.

    Tiny increases in minimum wage have very, little effect, either positive or negative, as very few people are affected.

    Massive increases like the $15.00/hr rate coming to Seattle will kill thousands of jobs, and would kill millions if implemented nationally.

  • Federal Judge Forbids Redskins’ Name from Being Used in His Court Docs

    07/17/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT · 2 of 29
    Above My Pay Grade to SeekAndFind

    He should be impeached.

  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    07/17/2014 6:43:02 AM PDT · 16 of 34
    Above My Pay Grade to rellimpank

    If they want to reduce gun violence in Chicago they simply need to organize a massive, well trained, GANG task force and pursue and prosecute and incarcerate every gang member in Chicago ruthlessly.

    If police, community members, politicians, DAs, judges and parole boards got serious about going after gangs, the violence in Chicago could be cut in half in a couple of months and by 75% in a year.

    Sadly, it will never happen. Instead they will harass law abiding gun owners and gun shops.

  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 2:46:14 PM PDT · 77 of 102
    Above My Pay Grade to BuckeyeTexan

    I hear what you are saying. I just don’t like using anti-gun sinkhole standards for terms like “responsible gun owner”, and I am a sinkhole resident.

  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 11:43:06 AM PDT · 62 of 102
    Above My Pay Grade to BuckeyeTexan

    >>>I don’t want to see this woman go to jail, but she should have checked NJ laws before traveling into the state. Responsible gun owners do not make assumptions about the law.<<<

    I would rephrase that to say, “Shrewd gun owners, who want to avoid being thrown into a fascist prison, for exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, do not make assumptions about the law.”

    Being ignorant of, or disobeying absurd, unconstitutional gun laws in fascist states is unwise, but does not one “irresponsible”, as she put nobody in danger.

  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 11:34:41 AM PDT · 58 of 102
    Above My Pay Grade to marktwain

    It makes my blood boil that this woman is in jail.

    As a New Yorker, I want to remind free state Americans that when you cross the border into places like NY, NJ, CT, MA, MD, you are for all intents and purposes leaving America and entering a foreign country, where rights and common sense are rare and insane laws are many.

    I would suggest organizing a boycott of NJ, until the charges are dismissed, but I honestly can’t think of a single reason an out of stater would want to visit that sinkhole anyway.

  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’ (Free at Last- Free at Last)

    07/15/2014 12:12:38 AM PDT · 50 of 50
    Above My Pay Grade to OldNavyVet

    Source? They want to lift the ban on blood donations by men who have had sex with other men who are an ultra high risk group for HIV and many other diseases.

  • 19-month-old badly injured in Commerce City pit bull attack ( Colorado )

    07/14/2014 11:49:32 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    Above My Pay Grade to albie

    >>>Was the dog a rapper?<<<

    Aspiring rapper. He was just getting his life together and working on getting his GED from obedience school.

  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’ (Free at Last- Free at Last)

    07/14/2014 9:21:37 AM PDT · 37 of 50
    Above My Pay Grade to equalator

    These homo-fascists are among the most hateful people on the planet. They want to INFECT and KILL thousands of innocent men, women and children with HIV tainted blood so they can feel better about themselves.

  • Giants Consider Ban on "Culturally Insensitive" Clothing at AT&T Park

    07/11/2014 11:37:58 AM PDT · 11 of 38
    Above My Pay Grade to TurboZamboni

    I find it offensive when Native Americans wear European clothes. We should all complain every time we see this.

  • Corey Booker, Rand Paul team up for justice (Barf alert)

    07/08/2014 6:36:26 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    Above My Pay Grade to JAKraig

    Simple solution, don’t commit the crime. Plenty of felons get work, and there is NOTHING wrong with it being more difficult for them.

    If you want more jobs for felons, seal the border and deport every illegal alien in America. They steal jobs from those who have the hardest time finding work (unskilled, uneducated and felons).

  • Corey Booker, Rand Paul team up for justice (Barf alert)

    07/08/2014 5:09:13 AM PDT · 1 of 17
    Above My Pay Grade
    I can't believe I used to admire Rand Paul. He supports Federal interference in State criminal justice matters and coddling criminals by giving them light sentences, clean records, voting rights and preferences in hiring.

    Paul clearly hates law abiding Americans as strongly as any Liberal.

  • Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

    06/29/2014 6:57:47 AM PDT · 133 of 278
    Above My Pay Grade to SkyPilot

    She obviously has not been skimping on the food budget.

  • TX: Twelve-year-old Boy Ignites .22 Cartridge with Cigarette Lighter

    06/20/2014 5:05:18 AM PDT · 13 of 81
    Above My Pay Grade to Tupelo

    .22LR can certainly be deadly when fired from the barrel of a gun. But outside of a gun barrel there is insufficient pressure to send the projectile at anything close to supersonic speed. Thus, the “brass firecracker” comments.

  • Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason You’d Never Guess

    06/19/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT · 14 of 27
    Above My Pay Grade to jsanders2001

    And the liberal’s hate him why? ...: )

    Because he is a good man. Liberal hate anyone who is not as evil as they are.

  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT · 78 of 149
    Above My Pay Grade to Kackikat

    >>>We are the temple of find out what the Bible says about the Temple of God.<<<

    The “temple of God” argument can be used to falsely justify all sorts of legalism. Mike Bloomberg would love that, no sugar, no soda, no fatty foods, no salt., etc, etc. etc.

    Now, if an individual believer has a strong conviction that a tattoo is “graffiti on a temple of God”, that believer should absolutely not get a tattoo, and can share that feeling with others.

    But, to claim that the Scripture forbids all NT believers from getting tattoos is a false teaching.

    Do you ever defile your temple of God by being around a woman who is having her period or by covering your temple in clothing that is part cotton and part polyester, rayon, linen or wool, or by filling it with pork or shellfish? The OT Law forbade those things as well.

    Again, I don’t like tattoos and would prefer believers not get them, but I will not claim a Scriptural prohibition that does not exist. That is dangerous because it can lead to preaching and believing “another Gospel” and also because when you tell believers things are forbidden, when they are not, and they find out, they won’t believe you when you tell them things like sex outside of marriage, lying, homosexuality, drunkenness, etc. are sins.

  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 10:32:23 AM PDT · 67 of 149
    Above My Pay Grade to faucetman

    Have you gotten around to reading the NEW Testament yet? It puts the 613 commands of the Law of Moses in proper context, with regard to New Testament believers in Christ.

    I’d be willing to bet that you violate several of those 613 commands on a regular basis.

    I don’t like tattoos and personally don’t think it is a good idea for Christians to get them, but your understanding of the Scripture is very flawed.

    There is no prohibition of tattoos in the NT.

  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT · 66 of 149
    Above My Pay Grade to Jonty30

    >>>Scripture is clear that Christians should not mark up their skin with tattoos.<<<

    I hate tattoos and would never get one. However, to say the Bible is clear is incorrect. The only mention of tattoos in in the OT Law of Moses, and it could be interpreted to only bar tattoos “for the dead”.

    Ultimately that is not all that relevant as that command was one of the 613 commands of the Law of Moses that Christ fulfilled.

    The NT is crystal clear that the Law of Moses is our “schoolmaster” or “tutor” to lead us to salvation through faith in Christ.

    24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. - Galatians 3:25

    It is debatable whether it is a good idea for Christians to get tattoos (personally I’d say it is not). But, it would be better for me to tattoo every inch of my body than to believe (much less teach) that Christians are “forbidden” from having tattoos. Old Testament Jews were forbidden (though possibly only in context of tattoos for the dead), New Testament believers in Christ have freedom in Christ and are saved by grace, through faith.

    6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
    7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
    9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. - Galatians 1:6-9

  • 'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal children should be 'reunited with their families'

    06/18/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · 28 of 51
    Above My Pay Grade to C210N

    >>>“Reunited with their families”

    Honest but probably devious... because in the end, the direction of reunition (is that a word!?) is from South to North... and NOT as she tries to imply, from North to South.<<<

    Unfortunately, I am afraid that is how it will end up, but Hilary did make it clear that she meant for the children to go South. I don’t believe her for a second, but her statement, on the face, was good policy and great politics.

  • 'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal children should be 'reunited with their families'

    06/18/2014 6:14:51 AM PDT · 9 of 51
    Above My Pay Grade to Tennessee Nana

    >>>Girlfriend is sounding more Conservative than Willard


    That is not as it sounds, but true. :)

    As much as I despise her, she nailed it with that answer and used the perfect language. “Reunited with their families” is the perfect humanitarian sounding way to put it, and conveniently enough is honest.

  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT · 11 of 33
    Above My Pay Grade to cotton1706

    If a doctor has good cause to put a person in the NICS system as mentally ill, he/she should be seeking to have that person involuntarily committed.

    Any person who is so mentally ill that they can not be trusted to legally buy guns should be locked up because:

    a) They can easily obtain guns illegally.

    b) They can kill many people by means other than guns.

  • Is the NBA Above the Law?

    06/11/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · 17 of 40
    Above My Pay Grade to DoodleDawg

    >>>In the first place, the powers granted the commissioner are so broad that it’s virtually impossible to define is actions as arbitrary or capricious. Second, the NBA would claim it was Sterling who breached the contract by acting contrary to the best interests of the association, which is why he was banned. Finally, the NBA did not force him to sell his team so that’s off the table from the beginning. <<<

    I’m not saying Sterling would win. My point was that the original premise that the NBA was trying to be “above the law” was not valid.

    I would also think that any type of agreement is always subject to good faith. No matter how broad the powers of a commissioner officially are, I could see a court overruling a decision that is outrageous or unconscionable.

    For example, if an owner supported Obama or Romney in the last election and the others decided to throw him out based solely upon that, I would think a judge would overrule that, even if a 75% vote is all that is required.

    Obviously there are much stronger grounds for banning Sterling, but a judge still might find such a decision, based upon illegally recorded, private conversations to be unconscionable (though I doubt it).

    As for him not being forced to sell the team, he was essentially told that that would happen on June 3rd if he didn’t agree to sell. If he somehow get control of the team back from his darling wife, they would likely officially vote him out soon after that and then he would have grounds. If they don’t vote him out, it would be a moot point as he would still own the team, and then the lifetime ban would be the only thing left to be litigated.

    Personally, I think he’d be better off just taking his half of the $2 billion, less taxes and running, but I guess if you are an 80 year old man, with prostate cancer (and possibly dementia), who is already a billionaire, principle or spite might mean more than money.

  • Is the NBA Above the Law?

    06/11/2014 12:21:37 PM PDT · 6 of 40
    Above My Pay Grade to kathsua

    >>>California law explicitly bans recording a person’s voice without his knowledge. The law further states that such secret recordings cannot be used against a person in a court of law. If government cannot use such evidence to take a person’s property, how can a private business do so? Is the NBA more powerful than the State of California? Is the NBA above the law? <<<

    While I don’t agree with the NBA using private, illegally obtained recordings, if the California law only forbids such recordings from being used in court, then I would think the NBA was within the law, rather than “above the law”.

    If the case ever makes it to court, it will be interesting to see if the NBA is even allowed to use the recording or its contents to defend itself against Sterling. I would think, as far as a court is concerned, the recording wouldn’t exist and there would be no evidence that Sterling ever made the comments, unless they could get Stiviano to testify (which would likely force her to admit to committing a crime, under oath, in court).

    I think Sterling’s real case would be that the NBA was acting arbitrarily and capriciously and breaching its contract with him, by banning him and forcing him to sell, based upon private comments, illegally recorded.

  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/10/2014 4:23:38 PM PDT · 13 of 109
    Above My Pay Grade to servo1969

    Fortunately any new gun control is doa in the House and a total semiautomatic ban could not get a majority in the Senate.

    If they ever did pass such a thing it would start RW2.

  • Abortion in Cases of Rape or Incest? We are People, Not Arguments

    06/09/2014 6:55:55 AM PDT · 7 of 58
    Above My Pay Grade to wagglebee

    This “rape and incest” argument is not a genuine one by the pro abortion side. They are being deceitful when they imply that they want to protect the unborn, but that pesky rape and incest issue prevents them. “After all, how can we force a woman who has been raped to have the child? And that is just what those “pro-life extremists” want.”

    I say we need to call their bluff. Ask each pro-”choice” activist and politician if they will accept a total ban on abortions except in the case where the mother’s life is in danger and in the case of rape and incest. Write up a constitutional amendment and ask them to support it. After all, now that the rape and incest victims you so deeply “care about” are protected, all obstacles to protecting innocent, unborn children are removed.

    They will, of course, reject this compromise, because they don’t give a rat’s behind about rape victims, but are only cynically using them as an excuse to make it seem like they are taking the moral high ground. “We’re not killing babies, we are protecting rape victims.”

    While the pro-abortion people will never accept this, it will help us win over people in the middle, by exposing them as hypocrites and liars.

    Also, while I believe all abortions (accept to save the mother’s life) are immoral, if the other side agreed to a total ban, with a rape and incest exception it would be immoral for us NOT to agree to it.

    I estimate the rape and incest account for roughly 1,000 abortions per year, out of the over 1,000,000 in the US each year, which means only about 1 in 1,000 abortions from pregnancies as the result of rape.

    Suppose 1,000 children were about to be murdered and we had a the ability to rescue only 999 of them and 1 would have to be left behind. Would it be more moral to let all 1,000 perish or save the 999 and, regretfully allow the 1 we could not save to die?

    I also believe that if all other abortions were banned, a large majority of rape victims would choose to bring their babies to term and either raise them of give them up for adoption.

    In the current environment, where over 1,000,000 women have abortions every year, mostly for convenience or economic reasons, I think it is hard to blame a rape victim for thinking she is entitled to one. After all, she has a far more compelling reason than 99% of the others.

    If abortions were incredibly rare, I think rape victims would generally think differently and most would choose life. In addition, from a practical standpoint, those who wanted abortions might have difficult finding abortionists, once the all the massive profits of the abortion industry have dried up.

  • Woman dials 999 in row over ice cream sprinkles

    06/06/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT · 12 of 31
    Above My Pay Grade to Popman

    Since when must one be a U.S. Citizen to be an Obama voter?

  • Why reparations for slavery could help boost the economy

    06/05/2014 6:45:18 AM PDT · 60 of 101
    Above My Pay Grade to C19fan

    I am for reparations. Every living American who was alive in 1865, should get $1 million for every year they were in slavery. I will personally pay the bill.

  • Man wanted in kindergarten graduation brawl

    06/03/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT · 30 of 33
    Above My Pay Grade to CatherineofAragon

    In my district they have a moving up ceremony for kindergarten, one when the kids finish 5th grade and move on to middle school, an 8th grade graduation when they move up to HS, and of course, a HS graduation.

    I don’t have a problem with that many. In kindergarten they are completing their first year of school and in all the others they are completing a school and moving on. Having a ceremony every year would be getting a bit ridiculous, though.

  • Man wanted in kindergarten graduation brawl

    06/03/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT · 26 of 33
    Above My Pay Grade to married21

    >>>Africa didn’t make him feral. America did. He is a product of his American parents, his American public school, the American media, the American secularism, and any American who could have helped him form a moral conscience and enforced limits so that he would learn self-restraint, but found it easier not to. Now, he still could improve himself, but it is harder, and he will have to really want to.

    Africa had nothing to do with it. If you have met any recently arrived Africans, with intact families and high standards, as I have at my church, they bear no resemblance whatsoever to this man.<<<

    Replace America and American with LIBERALISM and LIBERAL and you will be 100% correct.

  • Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

    05/30/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT · 100 of 113
    Above My Pay Grade to Blood of Tyrants

    They are figuratively forcing their agenda “down our throats”. In a few years they will be doing it literally.

  • Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

    05/30/2014 3:27:20 PM PDT · 98 of 113
    Above My Pay Grade to demshateGod

    I see what you did there. :-)

    I was thinking more along the lines of way too much or too little sugar. If they complain, you tell them “I did my best, as you know, there are 12 other bakeries within 5 miles of here, but you insisted on me. If you weren’t happy I will understand if you use someone else next time and I won’t blame you if you tell all your friends down at the gay bar.”

  • Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

    05/30/2014 1:55:36 PM PDT · 11 of 113
    Above My Pay Grade to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I don’t know if they should stand on principle or bake the perverts the crappiest cakes in history. I am starting to think the latter is the best idea.

  • Mitt Romney: Not Healthy Congress Hasn't Passed Amnesty

    05/30/2014 1:37:48 PM PDT · 65 of 134
    Above My Pay Grade to kingattax

    Makes me almost glad Hussein defeated him. Actually, things might have been even worse if Willard had been elected because the GOP congress would have a lot more trouble blocking Leftist policies from a fellow Republican.

  • Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

    05/30/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT · 18 of 47
    Above My Pay Grade to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Do the Zuckerbergs have no fireplaces in their homes to burn the cash in or toilets to flush it down?

  • Houston Mayor Forces All to Open Girls Rooms to Men (The liberal insanity continues).

    05/29/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT · 13 of 154
    Above My Pay Grade to Signalman

    Democrats allow men in ladies rooms, but the Republicans are fighting a “war on women”.

  • Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore

    05/29/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT · 92 of 187
    Above My Pay Grade to Mrs. Don-o

    Well said!

  • Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore

    05/29/2014 9:16:58 AM PDT · 91 of 187
    Above My Pay Grade to Jarhead9297

    >>>I’m with you on this one. While why we said is detestable we are no different then DU if we begin yanking comments because it is “offensive”. In fact I detest the use of the term offensive. This crap has made us a mambie pambie group of pathetic groveling infants.
    I’ll take my marbles and go home now<<<

    Offensive is one thing, saying it is a good that innocent people, including a 2 year old toddler were murdered is sick and twisted.

    The sickos who posted that have a right to express their opinions, but this is Jim Robinson’s house and his moderators have the right to tell them to take it elsewhere.

    The house rules are right there in front of us each time we make a reply:

    “Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.”

  • Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore

    05/29/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT · 10 of 187
    Above My Pay Grade to Doc Savage

    So you think the murder of a 2 year old child is “good thing”. Please don’t give the real Conservatives here a bad name with your racist hatred.

  • Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore

    05/29/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT · 8 of 187
    Above My Pay Grade to csvset

    Two more victims of America’s “Car Culture”. When are we going to ban those things? It’s for the children!

  • Michelle Obama Wants Students to Monitor Family Members for Racial Insensitivity

    05/19/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT · 24 of 102
    Above My Pay Grade to Qiviut

    >>>Maybe she should start monitoring at home.<<<

    Exactly. This single most racist statement I have heard in the past 20 years is “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”.

  • Sitka newcomer watches helplessly as bear devours dog

    05/15/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT · 4 of 68
    Above My Pay Grade to skeptoid

    A Chinese-Mexican fusion appetizer for the brown bear.

  • Fast-food workers strike for higher wage

    05/15/2014 6:28:11 AM PDT · 14 of 41
    Above My Pay Grade to petercooper

    “Fire them all”

    If any of them actually work there, they might well be fired.

    But, this has the stench of a Big Labor, “strikers for hire” media show. I’d be willing to be you anything from the value menu that 90% or more of the picketers are paid union activists, probably being paid less by the union thugs than the real fast food workers are paid.

  • Fast-food workers strike for higher wage

    05/15/2014 6:24:09 AM PDT · 6 of 41
    Above My Pay Grade to Biggirl

    Saw a bunch of idiots “on strike” outside the McDonald’s on 7th Ave and 28th Street in NYC this morning. I doubt many (if any) actually work for the McDonald’s.

    Just a show by Big Labor/Big Marxism.

    If fast food workers have skills worth $15 an hour, they should have no problem finding someone to hire them at that wage. If not, they should be glad they have a job paying whatever they are getting, and look to acquire some marketable skills that will bring in more income.

    Is it McDonald’s, BK, KFC and Taco Bell’s fault that you cut class, smoked weed and dropped out of high school, instead of putting in a minimal amount of effort?

  • Michael Sam’s Rams jersey selling at ‘unprecedented’ rate...

    05/13/2014 6:54:01 AM PDT · 55 of 74
    Above My Pay Grade to FlingWingFlyer

    >>>Sexual deviancy is the “next big thing” in this country. Being an “openly gay” homosexual is really popular. I guess now we know why the Rams chose him. Money.<<<

    I agree. I would mind it being “trendy” if, like most trends, the sensible people were allowed to express their distaste for the trend, without being labeled “bigots” and “homophobes” and putting their jobs, businesses, and freedom at risk.

    In 20 years, anyone who chooses to only have heterosexual sex will be considered a “bigot”, at least in the Democrat states. It will be considered worse than a white person who would never date other ethnic groups.

    Of course, homosexuals will not be held to the same standard. Just like blacks and latinos, etc. can refuse to date anyone outside those ethnic groups, without being labeled “racist” (and they absolutely be able to decide their own preferences without being criticized.), men and women who only date and have sex with the same gender will NOT be considered “bigots” or “heterophobes).

    Heterosexuality will soon be a “hate crime”.

  • Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    05/07/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · 51 of 97
    Above My Pay Grade to TheDon

    There should be a law requiring the parents of such dead thugs to stand trial in their place and serve their prison sentence for armed robbery.

    They could exempt themselves from such prosecution by keeping their pie holes shut except to apologize to the real victims and the community for raising such a thug.

  • Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    05/07/2014 3:48:09 PM PDT · 45 of 97
    Above My Pay Grade to Drew68

    Stricter gun laws? OK, I’ve got one. “Anyone using a gun to rob a waffle house or any other business, private residence or individual(s) shall be immediately shot in the head, no fewer than two times, with a handgun with a caliber no less than 9mm, a centerfire rifle with a caliber of 7.62 mm or more, or a shotgun of no less than 20 GA.”

  • Florida senator introduces 'zombie apocalypse' amendment

    04/30/2014 2:01:14 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    Above My Pay Grade to JoeProBono

    >>>For me, as laughable as the amendment might seem, it’s equally laughable that people who haven’t gone through the proper training, the background check, the license to carry — we’re saying because of a hurricane or flooding or sinkhole, these individuals have gone from gun owners to concealed carry permit holders,” Bullard told the Huffington Post. <<<

    a) People need to be able carry guns more during such an emergency. The gang thugs are not going to give up theirs (see New Orleans).

    b) I believe the main purpose of the legislation is to allow people to legally remove their guns from the disaster zone, so they are not destroyed, or worse yet...stolen by the criminal looters who stay behind and used to harm innocent people in the future.

  • Did V. Stiviano commit a crime when recording Donald Sterling?(California Recording Law)

    04/29/2014 10:29:24 AM PDT · 41 of 68
    Above My Pay Grade to sickoflibs

    Yes, it could get interesting. That said, if Sterling does the smart thing (though it would be out of character for him) he will gladly submit to a multi-million dollar fine and a 1 year suspension.

    In my opinion, Sterling is much better off if the public believe the NBA punished him severely. If he gets off easy, it is much more likely that players, coaches, fans and sponsors will boycott the Clippers next season and will cause the value of his franchise to drop by hundreds of millions of dollars.

    If he takes a fairly harsh punishment “gracefully” and make a “sincere, heartfelt” apology and a few big donations to minority causes, there is a much better chance that this will mostly blow over by next year.

  • Did V. Stiviano commit a crime when recording Donald Sterling?(California Recording Law)

    04/29/2014 10:12:35 AM PDT · 29 of 68
    Above My Pay Grade to sickoflibs

    I wonder if the fact that the recording is apparently an illegal one will hamper the NBA’s effort to punish Sterling.

    Suppose Silver gives him a huge fine and long suspension and he goes to court to fight it. Would the recording even be admissible in court? I think as far as a court is concerned there would be no evidence at all that he ever made those idiotic, racist comments.

    Certainly, the gold digger is not going to cooperate with the NBA investigation if it means admitting she made the tape(s) as it would open her up to criminal charges.

    I’m not sure if 2 people ever deserved each other more than Donald and V.

  • Did V. Stiviano commit a crime when recording Donald Sterling?(California Recording Law)

    04/29/2014 10:08:08 AM PDT · 26 of 68
    Above My Pay Grade to sickoflibs

    >>>RE :”Her attorney is saying that Sterlinlg was aware he was being recorded and consented to it.”

    That doesn’t pass the smell test. <<<

    If that is the case, I’m sure she will have no problem producing a recording of him giving his consent. /sarcasm