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  • Akin Tries To Explain “Legitimate Rape” Comment, Speak With KMOX’s Charlie Brennan (9:20 Central)

    08/20/2012 7:28:29 AM PDT · 19 of 183
    cammie to Will88

    Get real. The guy doesn’t have a point.

    Pregnancy is rare in cases of rape because DOCTORS handle the issue at the hospital if the woman comes in right after the rape by administering the morning-after pill, not because the body shuts down.

    The pro-life movement is never going to win the argument in cases of rape with the American public, and this idiot set us back many years in our better arguments for banning abortions EXCEPT in cases of rape or incest

  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 11:19:08 AM PDT · 67 of 87
    cammie to SMGFan

    “The NYPost knows 38th Street is not Times Square”

    They may have chased him down to 38th Street, but the picture with this story shows the cop to be on 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th. I know this because my office building is in the background of this picture.

  • The Left's Heart of Darkness [Excellent read]

    01/07/2012 10:06:31 PM PST · 22 of 62
    cammie to faucetman

    You can only imagine how difficult it is to be a decent person and single these days ...

  • The Left's Heart of Darkness [Excellent read]

    01/07/2012 10:06:25 PM PST · 21 of 62
    cammie to faucetman

    You can only imagine how difficult it is to be a decent person and single these days ...

  • Steve Jobs Has Passed Away - (According to AP)

    10/05/2011 4:55:02 PM PDT · 34 of 93
    cammie to Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Really? Now? Just say RIP and leave it at that.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 3:19:15 PM PDT · 112 of 119
    cammie to TigersEye

    Lack of attention to detail? Hope my clients notice it? Sound familiar? Sound a bit personal?

    In any event, it doesn’t matter. I just asked Jim Rob to zot me at his earliest convenience — this site is just not for me anymore as it has taken an extremely ugly turn in the past year or two. This thread is just an example. Can’t disagree without it getting ugly, can’t have a debate that raises disputed views on Palin, and Murkowski, and O’Donnell, or much of anything.

    I know, I know, don’t let the door hit me.
    Don’t worry — I won’t.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 3:03:30 PM PDT · 109 of 119
    cammie to TigersEye

    Look at the posting history on this thread.

    If you look at my post, number 81, I responded directly to two posters: you and napscoordinator. (Your post #23 was in response to his post #21)

    In post 21, napscoordinator had stated, “Remember when they tried to say Sarah was stupid for taking seven years to finish a four year degree.”

    But really, go ahead, continue with the personal attacks. They seem to be allowed on FR lately as long as you are on the perceived “right side” of an issue.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 1:14:06 PM PDT · 98 of 119
    cammie to Qbert

    My argument is that someone is unintelligent because they fail half their classes if they’re going full-time for seven years.

    Yes, some change majors — but so many times that they are around for 7 years? They’d have to change majors in senior year, and from engineering to acting or some such. And changing majors from engineering to acting DEFINITELY makes them stupid. :-)

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT · 95 of 119
    cammie to Brices Crossroads; presently no screen name

    I didn’t bring Sarah Palin into the equation; the poster to whom I was responding did. In my response, I TOOK SARAH PALIN’S SIDE — I said I doubted Sarah Palin actually spent 7 years in full-time study. (And I just looked it up — she did NOT study full-time for 7 years. She studied for 8 semesters, which equals the normal time to graduate — 4 years of full time, study. The only oddity is that she did it at 4 different colleges)

    And if you were as great at reading comprehension as you are at tossing insults, you would have noticed that I said FULL-TIME study. The vast majority of those who are working their way through school, which I assume includes Sarah Palin, generally do not study FULL-TIME, for which colleges usually require a minimum of 12 to 15 credits per semester and 2 full-time semesters per year.

    So I stand by my statement. If it takes someone 7 years to get through college while studying FULL-TIME, that means they have failed or withdrawn from enough classes to comprise three full years of full-time study (or, mathematically, failed nearly half of their classes), which, given what goes on in American colleges today, makes someone pretty damn dumb.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 12:45:44 PM PDT · 94 of 119
    cammie to eleni121

    Of course that line was uttered by one of the villains in Henry Six...

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 12:41:12 PM PDT · 93 of 119
    cammie to Qbert

    That actually doesn’t follow from my logic at all. I explicitly predicated my comment on one taking seven years of full-time study to get through college. I don’t believe any of Rush, Gates, or Jobs even hung around for four.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 10:54:07 AM PDT · 85 of 119
    cammie to eleni121

    Look, there are a lot of reasons to despise Obama, but this story about him surrendering his license for wrongdoing is just BS that makes us look stupid.

    Both Obamas went “inactive” on their law licenses when their positions no longer required law licenses. They can reactivate their licenses at any time and a cursory look at the Illinois Bar website reveals that. Going inactive is not an uncommon thing to do — I have had friends do it when they no longer needed an active license .I wish I could do it, it would save me $2000 a year in bar fees and CLE.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 10:48:06 AM PDT · 84 of 119
    cammie to STONEWALLS

    I put my head down on my desk and cried on both days of the bar exam. And yes, by the end of the day the room did smell like a dog kennel. And for me, that room was the Jacob Javits Center so there were 5000 people in it taking the bar.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 10:45:19 AM PDT · 83 of 119
    cammie to Loyalist

    And you probably had to article for a year too, didn’t you? Canada has IMHO a much better system for legal licensure.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 10:43:33 AM PDT · 82 of 119
    cammie to yldstrk

    Obama did have a license, he just retired it when he went to Congress. People who don’t understand the process of legal licensure are trying to spin it into either “he never had a law license” or “he was disbarred.” So...pay no attention to that strawman behind the curtain.

    Having taken and passed as well, I agree with you that her having stuck in there for multiple tries says something good about her — and we would probably also agree that the bar exam has just about zero to do with how good a lawyer you will be once you get out in practice and become an expert in your area of law.

  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/02/2010 10:38:24 AM PDT · 81 of 119
    cammie to TigersEye; napscoordinator

    Actually, having taken the bar (and yes, passed the first time) and having first hand knowledge of how extremely difficult a test it is, I would say that it’s not unheard of for a smart person to have to take the bar multiple times to pass. It IS unheard of for a smart person to take seven years to complete college if they are going full-time.

    So I would have to say that you have to be infinitely dumber to take seven years to go through college (assuming you are a full-time student for those seven years, which I assume Palin was not), than to take the bar five times.

  • Sexual Suicide

    10/01/2010 8:01:51 PM PDT · 18 of 45
    cammie to cammie

    That would be way “TOO” ashamed...

  • Sexual Suicide

    10/01/2010 7:57:43 PM PDT · 15 of 45
    cammie to originalbuckeye
    Too many young Americans are growing up with a huge sense of entitlement and no conscience.

    True dat. I truly hope the roommate who did the videotaping and his accomplice are suffering from mountains of shame now, or they truly are sociopaths. I'm of course sorry this thread is turning into a place for the dead kid's homosexuality to be discussed, but what can you do...there are some here with no conscience either.

    Along the lack of shame and conscience road, though -- I just heard from a law professor friend who was visited by one of his students recently. The student was complaining that the short lead time which he was given to write an essay made it impossible for his father to proofread it before he handed it in, and his father had always proofread all his papers. LAW SCHOOL. THIS KID IS IN GRADUATE EDUCATION. (1) He should have been ashamed to admit his Dad still proofread his homework and (2) He should have been wwaaaaayyy to ashamed to say anything about it to a professor.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    10/01/2010 7:56:29 AM PDT · 192 of 213
    cammie to fortheDeclaration

    Would you prefer I called O’Donell a liar and Paladino an adulterer? That’s not name calling, that’s just facts.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    10/01/2010 7:52:48 AM PDT · 191 of 213
    cammie to ansel12
    Nobody is interested in any one's private, bedroom behavior either, so you can drop that little anti-conservative lie. Nobody? What about the crowd here on FR that wants all forms of birth control banned? I was just over on a thread where that exact theory was presented.
  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    10/01/2010 7:49:34 AM PDT · 190 of 213
    cammie to stormer

    Great post and 100% accurate.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    10/01/2010 7:47:03 AM PDT · 189 of 213
    cammie to freedomwarrior998

    He’s got a good business background and an illegitimate ten year old as he knocked up a staffer. Were he a Democrat, we’d be all over him for Monica Lewinksy-ing someone.

    And he goes around threatening people with harm (like the admittedly over-the-line Post editor he had the run-in with last week).

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:37:11 PM PDT · 159 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    I’m signing off too. I’m sure I’ll find some other thread to get in trouble on tomorrow. :-)

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:34:32 PM PDT · 157 of 213
    cammie to muawiyah

    Then I’m sorry, I think I lost the plot on what you were calling me a bigot about?

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:32:29 PM PDT · 156 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    I respect that position. I know my position on pro-life and “accepting” the death penalty is at least somewhat inconsistent...the only defense, I suppose, I have of the inconsistency is that in cases of the death penalty, a horrific crime has been committed. There is some form of “guilt” that justifies “severe punishment” whereas in the case of abortion, some baby did nothing to merit loss of their nascent life. I do think your position is the most logically consistent position; one could REALLY only consider themselves pro-life if they are anti-death penalty as well. You must have found yourself in trouble with many here at FR for that opinion as well! :-)

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:26:18 PM PDT · 152 of 213
    cammie to muawiyah

    I’ve only heard “plural marriage” used as a synonym for polygamy so please define how you are using it.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:21:56 PM PDT · 148 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    I’m not sure how I’m actively sabotaging a conservative candidate when I’m talking about it on a conservative website. This would appear to be the appropriate place for conservatives who hold differing opinions about a candidate to be able to air their opinions WITHOUT sabotaging that candidate.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:19:25 PM PDT · 146 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Really, it’s not. I voted for GWB twice — not exactly Mr. Gay Marriage, you know? — I just find O’Donnell to be flaky and untruthful.

    I do get angry on this site when I see all the talk about “homos” and “faggots” as if they were less than human. Because of my career, I work with and am friends with very many gay folks, and I have no beef with them. They come in good, bad, and indifferent forms, just like us straight folks. Sure, I want them to keep their bedroom activities out of my face, but I want my straight friends to do the same!

    In any event, you asked about capital punishment. It’s a difficult issue for me because it’s a sentence you can’t take back once it’s carried out, and there are a number of cases where we’ve said “oops, we were wrong about that one...” but I do believe that there are some limited circumstances in which capital punishment is appropriate (Terrorism, Felony Murder, Killing a Law Enforcement Official). I think those guys who killed the Doctor’s family in Connecticut after robbing his home and raping his wife should fry at the earliest possible date. But it’s so damn expensive to carry out capital punishment that it goes against my desire to keep taxes down — so I think there is something to be said for life imprisonment in solitary, so that we don’t foot the endless and costly appeals...

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:07:23 PM PDT · 139 of 213
    cammie to presently no screen name

    Is that what you really want? Do you want me to throw up my hands and say, “fine! I’m not a conservative?” and then vote for the other side? How many people can you deem “not conservative enough” before you find yourself on the margins?

    Put it this way: In my 22 voting years, I’ve never pulled a lever for a Democrat. Most folks on this thread are alleging I’m a liberal. Doesn’t that make you wonder if you’re going to push away those who really are trying to decide between R and D?

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 9:02:37 PM PDT · 134 of 213
    cammie to Moorings

    That’s right, exclude me from the label “conservative” because I don’t agree with every plank in the conservative platform. I’ve also read here that Krauthammer isn’t conservative enough for the FR...and Kristol isn’t conservative enough for the FR...and Rush isn’t socially conservative enough for the FR...

    Never wanted FR to be a liberal debate forum. But I miss the competing conservative voices.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:58:16 PM PDT · 131 of 213
    cammie to presently no screen name

    And that, my friend, is why we’re going to fail. You can only tell so many people who are in general agreement over principals to “get lost” before you’ve lost your base.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:54:49 PM PDT · 130 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Dude (or lady?), this is a conservative website. If I think a conservative candidate sucks, I’m going to say it here — where it has no chance of sabotaging the broader goals of conservatism. If I’m “sabotaging” conservative candidates here in FR, it means that a lot of conservatives are like-minded in thinking that the conservative candidate isn’t very good. If I were out in the general public or other websites commenting on how offensive I find Paladino and O’Donnell, then you might have a legitimate beef with me “sabotaging” conservatives.

    But, since you asked, in a nutshell, conservatism is: a strong national defense; a government that taxes little and spends less; staying out of the free market and people’s bedrooms (I do not consider abortion to be a “people’s bedroom” issue because there’s a third person involed - the fetus, which can’t speak for itself); and leaving plenty of room for individuals to order their own personal relations as they see fit without government interference (this is why I think “marriage” should be a religious concept, not a governmental concept).

    What I believe Conservatism is not, but what I am afraid American conservatism is morphing into, is a desire to enshrine Christian theology into federal or state law. I see that a lot on this site — and I hear that a lot in O’Donnell.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:39:37 PM PDT · 113 of 213
    cammie to ansel12

    Yep, that’s right, just becuase I don’t support every plank in the social conservative platform, I MUST be a big liberal. Because, God knows, there’s no room for differing opinons or nuance or independent thinking or any of those things THAT USED TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LEFT.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:36:08 PM PDT · 108 of 213
    cammie to presently no screen name
    So WHAT YOU THINK doesn't matter on this CONSERVATIVE site. Lately, what anyone thinks who does not march in lockstep to one very specific brand of conservatism doesn't matter much on this site. It's a shame that we've lost most of our interesting intellectual debate as the libertarians and more moderate Republicans have been scared away. One hopes that they are not scared away from voting their principles as well. But if you saw my response to 84, that allegation in 84 was a very skewed read of my posting history here. I'm not sure how someone who voted straight pro-life until that party lost the ballot in my state is anti social conservative, but, hey, have it your way.
  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:28:58 PM PDT · 96 of 213
    cammie to ansel12

    Yes, I’m a big old liberal queen. That’s why I’ve been on FR since 2005. /sarc

    It’s got nothing to do with her social conservatism. True, I don’t think marriage is an issue for the state - I believe that it’s the domain of religion and all anyone, gay or straight, should get from the state is a partnership. I do lean libertarian that way. It may surprise you, however, to learn that I voted straight pro-life party until they lost the ballot in New York State a few years ago.

    But my objection to O’Donnell and Paladino is not their social conservatism. It’s their relationship to the truth and their mental stability.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:23:14 PM PDT · 89 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    My problem: I don’t believe that O’Donnell, deep down, is a Republican or a tea partier or anything. I think she’s in it for herself - for self-promotion and self-aggrandisement. Entirely. And I think she — and Paladino — both have the potential of getting into office and then going batsh!t crazy. Like certifiably batsh!t crazy. And I don’t think the repercussions that will have on the Presidential election in 2012, when we have to win, are worth the risk of electing them.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:19:40 PM PDT · 83 of 213
    cammie to bigdaddy45

    “Would you hire Christine O’Donnell to run your business?”

    Heh. Heck, I wouldn’t hire her to clean my apartment without putting in a nanny cam to keep an eye on my stuff. But you and I are on the same wavelength with O’Donnell.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:15:40 PM PDT · 78 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Like waste my time arguing with you? :-)

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:15:07 PM PDT · 77 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Wasn’t a Romney fan. Thought our Republican field was mighty unimpressive in 2008.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:13:40 PM PDT · 75 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    That’s the kind of thinking that brought Hitler to power in Germany, buddy. I’m not going to sit around and be quiet while we elect nuts to office, even if the nut does have an (R) after his or her name.

    Great thing about America is that I have the right to disagree with you and disagree LOUDLY.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:12:25 PM PDT · 73 of 213
    cammie to ansel12

    The hell with the media, I’m talking about ordinary Americans who tend toward center and whom we need to win elections. Crackpots will hurt us with them. Christine O’Donnell is no Sarah Palin.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:11:08 PM PDT · 70 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Perhaps that would be why I’m around here. So I know about the lies and I can point them out. I don’t know why I’d spend my time on FR pointing out Democrats’ lies when it’s preachign to the choir. It’s in the real world I have to point out the lies of the Democrats. Around here, the win at all costs mentality is starting to make this place look like the DUmp.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:09:33 PM PDT · 69 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network
    That is what you want right? To win? Right? Right?... Not at the expense of integrity, I don't. It's that kind of win-at-all-costs mentality that gets the Constitution trampled on. And second of all, I'm not whining. I think we have a better chance of beating Obama in 2012 if we don't have control of the Congress over the next two years and certainly a better chance of beating him if embarrassments like O'Donnell are NOT being ridiculous figures in the Congress during the next two years.
  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:06:33 PM PDT · 65 of 213
    cammie to freedomwarrior998; All

    If a Democrat had lied about his credentials in the way it is becoming obvious that O’Donnell has lied about hers, we would be all over that Democrat. Why should O’Donnell get a pass just because she’ll vote the right way? A liar is a liar is a liar and I don’t think lowering ourselves to the level of the far left — win at all costs no matter how big a dirtbag your candidate (cough, Al Franken, cough) is a very good long term strategy.

  • Questions Persist on O’Donnell’s Resume

    09/30/2010 8:02:53 PM PDT · 61 of 213
    cammie to Cringing Negativism Network

    Seriously? Because people are starting to catch on that O’Donnell is a nutty liar, they must be from DU?

    Hell, I think O’Donnell is a nutty liar who’s only gotten traction because of the anti-incumbent feelings of the country right now. She’s a crackpot, and she (and Paladino, another nutty one) will give conservatism a bad name in the end.

  • Bishops threaten Aquino with excommunication (Philippine President)

    09/30/2010 7:53:37 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    cammie to topher

    “If one defines true conception as one sperm and one egg cell with approximately 46 chromosomes, then your statistic goes down.”

    I’m not sure that it does in any significant way; I would have to look at the research on that. I believe it was Wiley’s study that said up to 50% of conceptus fail to implant. Many of these failures to implant were due to problems in forming a placenta and not due to a chromosomal problem from multi-sperm conception.

  • Bishops threaten Aquino with excommunication (Philippine President)

    09/30/2010 7:46:57 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    cammie to sitetest

    Your analogy was contested, but if you want to be flip, I’m fine with that.

    You’re okay with believing that God wastes 35% of souls. If you’re fine with believing that, I’m perfectly happy with you believing that life begins at conception. I tried for many, many years to believe that. But what it came down to for me was that I can’t worship a God who is so cavalier about His creation.

  • Bishops threaten Aquino with excommunication (Philippine President)

    09/30/2010 10:19:28 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    cammie to sitetest

    Fallacious argument and you know it. But if it works for you, be my guest to keep on thinking that God ensouls conceptus that will never do anything other than flush out of the uterus when a woman has her period.

  • Bishops threaten Aquino with excommunication (Philippine President)

    09/30/2010 6:22:11 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    cammie to johniegrad

    Or maybe, like me, he believes life begins at implantation, not conception — because to believe that life begins at conception requires you to believe that God wastes 35% of souls, as that is the percentage of conceptions that never implant.

  • PALADINO BLASTS CUOMO JOBS PLAN AS "MORE EMPTY PROMISES"

    09/28/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · 15 of 18
    cammie to Mr. K

    Please take me off this paladino ping list asap.