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  • Diners at two Michelin-starred restaurant have wedding rings ripped off fingers by rioters

    08/09/2011 12:21:17 PM PDT · 76 of 101
    Constitutions Grandchild to 70th Division
    I remember that vividly. We passed through Detroit early on Sunday morning. It was a hot and sunny day. My family and I were on our way to Ottawa for a family vacation/business trip for my dad. By Sunday evening, we saw the gas station where we filled up on fire and the neighborhood that seemed so sleepy and quiet was ablaze.

    Two days later, Mother and I were sitting in the lounge of the hotel in a long narrow room with writing tables and leather couches. Long elegant windows were to my left. The hotel staff began moving furniture out without saying a word as I carefully penned my undying love to my teenage boyfriend (he was a cutie). Mother sat reading a novel as I wrote. The staff finally got to her couch and my writing table and we looked up to ask if we should move. They said how sorry they were but they had to make room for President De Gaul’s reception line. We therefore moved on.

    Dad returned from his business meeting that evening and said, “We won't be able to return home through Detroit, the border is closed,” and “I have the two of you booked for a trip to see an Indian Reservation some 150 miles out of Ottawa.” Mother and I looked a little surprised, and Mother asked, “Whatever did you think we would find of interest there, dear?” Dad replied, “Being out of the city because they are threatening to assassinate De Gaul if he insists on coming to Ottawa with his “Vive Quebec Libre” speech. She turned to me and said, “I think you'll find the crafts interesting and we'll find the fresh air invigorating.”

    We finished our trip to Ottawa and headed east to cross at Niagara Falls (which was really cool, but unplanned). I had to wait to mail my next testimony of undying love to the love of my life until we reached Watertown, because the damned French were bombing mail boxes.

    Ah, yes, the summer of ‘67. I never did get to see the Worlds Fair Exhibition in Montreal, but I lived history and a couple of weeks as an ex-pat in Canada.

    This is the first time I've ever written “What I Did Over My Summer Vacation”. In 1967, nobody cared. ;-)

  • EXCLUSIVE: AWOL Soldier Arrested Over Concerns of Possible Second Attack On Fort Hood

    07/28/2011 12:49:38 PM PDT · 105 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to Red Steel
    “The Army says a Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell who won conscientious objector status but then was charged with possessing child pornography...”. Another recent story says he was not planning to attack Ft. Hood, but a nearby restaurant frequented by Base personnel. The other story goes on to say he had a great deal of ammunition with which he planned to shoot any survivors of the explosions.

    So, tell me, just what WOULD his “conscience” object to? This excuse of a human being had child pornography and no problem with the killing of innocent civilians and their children who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I've heard some crazy things in my 62 years, but this goes way beyond “selective judgment”. Conscientious Objection,” my ass.

  • If President Obama's approval rating doesn't rise above 45 percent, can he be reelected?

    06/22/2011 7:24:59 PM PDT · 18 of 40
    Constitutions Grandchild to Signalman

    Of course, Silly. They don’t poll graveyards, they just vote the people in them. Such a silly question.

  • 'You are insane!' The moment comedian Jon Stewart lost his cool with Fox News host Chris Wallace

    06/20/2011 6:39:25 PM PDT · 43 of 51
    Constitutions Grandchild to yoe

    “Here’s the difference between you and ‘I’.” That’s the one that is like nails on a blackboard to me. I hear it constantly on the radio, television, newscasts. It’s right up there with “irregardless.” I can forgive most errors, but those are the two that literally cause me discomfort.

  • CBS News Reporter Criticizes Michelle Obama for Wearing $7,000 Designer Gown in 'Poor Economy'

    06/08/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT · 141 of 151
    Constitutions Grandchild to kcvl
    If I were her, that designer would never be on my list again. If that's a zipper in the back of her gown it is the worst job I have ever seen in my life. Like hems, zippers should be invisible to even the finest scrutiny. Wow! That was the first thing I was taught when I was an 11 year old girl and all through my tailoring courses into my 20s, I would have been forced to rip that zipper a dozen times if that were all the better I could do. I did better work than that at 12.

    ...and I swear they take those unflattering shots of her derriere on purpose.

  • West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards

    06/07/2011 2:49:23 PM PDT · 44 of 44
    Constitutions Grandchild to CodeToad
    Unless this gives the Cadet time to heal, pursue his claim in court and regain his strength for any residual physical harm, I would tend to be very disappointed. Having said that, I do not see how he can pursue his academics with that kind of injury and the trial will take a great deal of time. Leave of absence is how I will view it. I hope someone in Houston will keep track of this, as without Drudge, I sure wouldn't have heard. Local FReepers need to keep a watch.
  • West Point stands by punishment for cadet in LaBelle incident

    06/07/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT · 3 of 72
    Constitutions Grandchild to Melas

    Let’s hope this 8-12 month mentorship program will allow our Cadet to heal, pursue his claim in court and return with full health and complete attention to his career at West Point.

  • West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards

    06/07/2011 11:59:57 AM PDT · 38 of 44
    Constitutions Grandchild to RedWhiteBlue

    Speaking from experience, I can say the police will take whatever report someone comes in and files. You can walk in and make a complaint against your neighbor, and he will be arrested on the basis of your claim if he is unable to provide an explanation of merit to the arresting officers. It’s up to the courts to sort it out from there. They are off the hook. Unfortunately, once in the system, it’s hard to prove a negative and a security tape is not running 24-7 in the vicinity of the majority of incidents.

    Our Cadet, unfortunately, was unable to speak for himself at the time, and the police simply wrote down what those who were still able to speak had to say. I cannot tell you how often that occurs. You would be shamed to know. He has the great blessing of an involved lawyer who knew where to dig and had the impetus to do so (i.e. money). I do not wish to abuse the police in this instance with the possible exception of posing for photos over the blood of our Cadet with a celebrity. That shows a lack of class from start to finish.

  • Weenie World

    06/07/2011 9:10:52 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    Constitutions Grandchild to Lazamataz
    Well, why didn't you say so. It's hard to make friends with a speechless, naked person. I can see you've had time to come out of your shell. Now, just keep your pants on and learn to say “Hi,” first. It has a much better outcome...wait a minute...I think you did say hi...I was just simply unable to find a hand to shake...wait a minute...that came out wrong. Nevermind. ;-)
  • Weenie World

    06/07/2011 8:45:42 AM PDT · 3 of 14
    Constitutions Grandchild to jazminerose
    I have a question. What is the difference between a guy in a raincoat exposing himself to young girls and women (and I guess today young men — sheesh) and Mr. Wiener's exposing himself to a young woman (minus the raincoat with technology)? For the life of me, they used to put these guys in jail, if they caught them.

    In my freshman year of college, I was walking home from the sorority house to my dorm (had to live there the first year) and a guy comes out of the bushes and opens his raincoat. It was dark, so didn't see anything, but I burst out laughing -- couldn't help it. The guy was wanted by the police. I assume they caught him because he wasn't around anymore. I suppose Mr. Wiener will get counseling, a few nights on the couch at home and go on with his life. To me it's the same thing, however. It's pathetically funny, he's a loser and a leach and he is a sick puppy. Sorry, I can't see any difference. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  • West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards

    06/07/2011 8:36:08 AM PDT · 27 of 44
    Constitutions Grandchild to bajabaja
    It's up to all of us. If you see something, say something. Without that video, our Cadet would have had a long road with a doubtful outcome. It takes all of us to keep this a level playing field for EVERY ONE. As I said in my first post of this article — color doesn't phase me in the least, but by God, fairness does.

    The Security Team were agents of Patti LaBelle. The attack was above and beyond necessary force. The seriousness of the injury was probably unintentional, but that's the difference between a professional and a bouncer. It's the degree of force used and knowing what and who you're using it against. Damages are LaBelle’s. Jail time may be the Security Team's, but the Cadet deserves justice. After all, he's going to fight to preserve it.

    Knowing what those young men have to do to play football in their “spare” time would indicate he wasn't a jimmy jackaround. The Security Team could do with a little of the same training and a few less stops for pizza and wings.

  • West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards

    06/07/2011 7:51:38 AM PDT · 9 of 44
    Constitutions Grandchild to Amberdawn
    I just believe fair is fair. When I saw this, I knew it was time for the Marines to land. This Marine’s mama wasn't going to let this go without a much closer look. You know what they say, “Army keeping the world safe. The Marines keep the Army safe, “ or some such. I always get my metaphors and jokes mixed up. It's part of my charm. ;-)
  • West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards

    06/07/2011 7:41:57 AM PDT · 1 of 44
    Constitutions Grandchild
    Appears our Cadet will be getting the second look I feel he deserves. Good on West Point! Good on Houston Police Department! Hope his head is on the mend. He's a keeper that Cadet of ours.
  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 11:29:50 AM PDT · 85 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to SeeSac
    Hell, he dropped it on the second punch, tried to recover it and dropped it because his equilibrium was affected. C’mon. I think this was a beat down so over the top it can't be ignored. By the way, I'd say the same thing if our Cadet had been black and the perpetrators had been white and the “celebrity” was Lady GaGa. This stinks.
  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 11:22:54 AM PDT · 81 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to All

    Had I seen any evidence of the Cadet acting “unbecoming”, I wouldn’t have posted anything. Even if he had flunked a Breathalyzer, I would have looked for aggressive behavior and, if found, would have let it pass, felt sad and hoped the price wouldn’t have been too great (as most of these guys and gals who enter the military academies would rather die than fail). I didn’t, however, nor is there any evidence of intoxication, and to think his career might be over because of Ms. LaBelle’s perceived slight, or her guards overzealous performance of their duties, or the unthinkable ”racism” makes me nauseous.

  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 10:42:26 AM PDT · 63 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to SoldierDad
    Well, some of the commenters on the Houston Chron. said they witnessed it and in no way did our Cadet start the action. From what I could see, the security pushed him back while he had his ear on the phone and Cadet simply stiff-armed security as if he simply bumped into him (which is a reflexive football response [seen it on my Marine {former football quarterback} many times]). May have uttered, “WTF - watch out” thinking the security guard stumbled into him, but no guard got hit in the face on that tape, nor did our Cadet do any more than try to hear on the phone. He may have had more than the two drinks he claims, but his attorney said he wasn't drunk and assume they'd have had to take his blood at the ER for treatment.
  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 10:42:22 AM PDT · 62 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to SoldierDad
    Well, some of the commenters on the Houston Chron. said they witnessed it and in no way did our Cadet start the action. From what I could see, the security pushed him back while he had his ear on the phone and Cadet simply stiff-armed security as if he simply bumped into him (which is a reflexive football response [seen it on my Marine {former football quarterback} many times]). May have uttered, “WTF - watch out” thinking the security guard stumbled into him, but no guard got hit in the face on that tape, nor did our Cadet do any more than try to hear on the phone. He may have had more than the two drinks he claims, but his attorney said he wasn't drunk and assume they'd have had to take his blood at the ER for treatment.
  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 9:32:18 AM PDT · 25 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to Tallguy

    That’s what I thought. I’m hoping it isn’t the case, but it sure sounds like it. His career was ended because he wandered into the wrong place with the wrong people. I can hardly stomach it.

  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 9:10:50 AM PDT · 13 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to WOBBLY BOB

    I hope he makes her wish she were dead. This is horrible.

  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 9:09:45 AM PDT · 11 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to Virginia Ridgerunner
    I guess just to be on the safe side. The police report didn't help because the police were so “star-struck”. Watch the whole video. Posing for photos with her while this kid's blood is running over the pavement. He was shoved into a concrete pillar and hit his head on the curb. Gives new meaning to “kicked to the curb” and an Army Officer in training, during time of war, as well. What an up-standing crock of crap.
  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT · 5 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to apillar

    Wish they had been.

  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT · 4 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild to I cannot think of a name

    Me, too. What a horrible display of conceit and selfishness. He may have been unaware of his space, but after finals at the Point, he was probably tired, relaxed from two drinks on the plane and ready to see his family. What a devastating thing to come home to and then be suspended from West Point. I hope he gets millions, but more than that, his medical treatment covered.

  • Cadet sues R&B singer LaBelle over airport beating

    06/03/2011 8:48:32 AM PDT · 1 of 113
    Constitutions Grandchild
    Please look at the security video at the site. This is about as ugly as it gets. One of our heroes gets cold-cocked by a celebrity security team for "daring" to wander into the celebrity's space. I am totally disgusted by this. I hope he cleans her out and she is left without a nickle.
  • Obama 'disrespected' Israel, threw it 'under the bus,' says Romney

    05/19/2011 2:13:58 PM PDT · 29 of 137
    Constitutions Grandchild to Sub-Driver
    It is my understanding that Gov. Romney and Prime Minister Netanyahu were business partners and classmates at Harvard. I would think Israel would find a friend in Gov. Romney despite other failures and weaknesses that offend many of you.

    I will not ever try to dissuade any of you from your dearly held beliefs (I could far better tolerate a libertarian than a leftist), but I found Gov. Romney to be engaging and intelligent in person. I assume it is his pragmatism most of you find alarming, but I would not fear his election were he to be elected. He is also strong on the military which is a subject near and dear to my heart. A strong America is a safe America. An employed America is a happy America. He, at the very least, would have a better chance of keeping us free and strong than the current occupant of the Oval Office. I'd bet the farm on that!

  • Osama bin Laden ordered: Take more lives than 9/11

    05/19/2011 1:56:08 PM PDT · 4 of 17
    Constitutions Grandchild to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Above all, kill more Americans in a single attack, to drive them from the Arab world.” If we would leave the Arab world, would it stop the murdering? Would they leave ours? Oh, if only. You couldn’t pay me to set foot in their countries. Eccentric is amusing, but criminally insane, masochistic, and sadistic is revolting. Nope, I can’t even look at them. I can barely speak, although I try to be polite, but I want to vomit.

  • Obama to soldiers: 'We are going to defeat al Qaeda'

    05/06/2011 3:23:25 PM PDT · 22 of 50
    Constitutions Grandchild to Sub-Driver
    “When I gave the order, they were ready,” Obama said. “And in recent days, the world has learned just how ready they were.” (He, of course, being one of the “world” who “learned”). (Sigh.) I hope our service men and women all made their mother's proud and were polite and remembered their manners. I almost bought it that he finally got off his duff and made a decision. Oh well. Glad somebody did.
  • (Malkin:) White House's first casualty

    05/06/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT · 62 of 66
    Constitutions Grandchild to BuffaloJack

    Just darn! Where’s Bill Ayers when you need him?! He could’a written a book on it and we’d know all the answers.

  • (Malkin:) White House's first casualty

    05/06/2011 2:39:14 PM PDT · 61 of 66
    Constitutions Grandchild to markomalley
    Maybe someone should have been adult enough to say, “Osama bin Ladin has been killed in Pakistan. We will not have any details until there has been a debriefing.” Do you think that the rest of us adults could have managed to hang on another few days (since it's been damned near 10 years already) and waited for coherency? In the rush to bring details we so often accuse the media of being disingenuous or downright incompetent. Do you think the people in the White House could manage to set the bar, rather than lower it? I'm thinking no.
  • Show Me the Pictures, Mr. Obama

    05/05/2011 7:32:02 AM PDT · 12 of 27
    Constitutions Grandchild to RC2

    The postmortem picture of John Dillinger comes to mind. Although, other than his immediate family and circle of friends, I don’t believe anyone’s sensibilities would have been offended.

  • The price Osama paid: Not $1 million for Abbottabad abode, not even $500,000. Half of that, if that

    05/04/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT · 24 of 35
    Constitutions Grandchild to Cementjungle
    I think you're on to something. We can cut out the $3.4 billion in aid every year. Pakistan can make a sort’ve Graceland out of it. I can see it now...a memorial, an amusement park with rides and a water park. Why this could be our salvation after all. There are so many who look like him, they could dress up and greet the visitors to the park. There you go.
  • Deadly Baghdad cafe bombing seen as revenge for Osama bin Laden

    05/04/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT · 33 of 40
    Constitutions Grandchild to Allegra
    Hello, my angel. I just knew you'd all mostly feel the same way. What that rocket or mortar cost could feed starving people for a month, buy seed for planting, feed for sheep and cattle in what looks like (in certain places) a paradise on earth — I've seen beautiful photos of mountains and green valleys (Restrepo). Could’ve built a medical facility, a mosque even — but nope. They go for the fecal sandwich and buy a mortar. I'm just stupefied.
  • Deadly Baghdad cafe bombing seen as revenge for Osama bin Laden

    05/04/2011 8:55:08 AM PDT · 26 of 40
    Constitutions Grandchild to Qbert
    Have you ever noticed that no matter what background or religion, the people who live their whole lives carrying their victim status and their misery and hatred as the sole focus of their lives wind up victimizing exponentially more people who are simply doing what we were meant to do — take care of what the good Lord gave us (our families, homes, farms, livestock), enjoying the fellowship of a sporting event with a beverage among friends, going to work, shopping, etc.????

    The whole thing is insanity. Good people are busy with doing good things. They don't have time to build bombs in their basements. They don't strap explosives to mentally or physically challenged people. They don't expect someone else’s son or daughter to throw their life away. In fact, good people would far rather take the hit than ask anyone else to do it for them. No matter how poor, uneducated or overworked or overburdened, they watch over their blessings and try to leave the world a better place.

    They don't waste time waiting for someone to clean up or help them, they don't cue up generation after generation for hand-outs, they pull out a bar of soap and a broom and get on with L-I-F-E. The simply do what God above made them to do, love and serve Him and do it best by loving and serving those with whom they have been entrusted. I dunno’ — its all so simple. Seems you have to have a real bad outside influence to do otherwise.

    Take bin Ladin for example, the guy grows up in a large, prosperous family. Could have stayed at home, raised and loved and cared for another large, prosperous family, but no...o...o. He gives himself victim status -- he's the injured party and everybody else has to pay the price for that. He could have done charity work. He could have fed starving children, but nope. He pays the overburdened starving parents to let him encourage and strap bombs on to their children. At some point, you've gotta' ask yourself the question, "How many people have to suffer to make me happy?" I'm certain he's formulating that answer as I type. Wonder if God's buying it. Just wondering.

  • Senator Reid dislocates shoulder ...... [ and has a bump over his left eye ]

    05/04/2011 8:32:31 AM PDT · 28 of 50
    Constitutions Grandchild to Tupelo

    Beat me to it. He, he, he...

  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Release photos of dead osama?)

    05/03/2011 3:29:05 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    Constitutions Grandchild to dynachrome
    “Should images of a dead Usama bin Laden be released?” I couldn't possibly care less. I want the picture of his face when he saw the Seal who took him out. Don't much care about coroners photos. The money shot is the one just before he bought it and the full realization hit. Sadly, I shall never get to see it. That makes me blue.
  • Should we have brought Bin Laden out alive?

    05/03/2011 3:09:53 PM PDT · 50 of 55
    Constitutions Grandchild to fireman15
    I'm sorry we had to stoop to the level of Islamic Terrorists to take him out. I'm happy that none of our outstanding Seals and CIA were casualties of the mission. I wish they'd take better care of those helicopters, they are really expensive, but I'm even happier for all those who have served in the military who have spent the past decade waiting for this. They are my shining stars. If it brings any comfort to the families of his victims, I'm glad for that. If it manages to bring closure, I'll be surprised, yet grateful. Finally, my major reaction is relief. I don't feel any safer, but I'm just happy President Obama had the courage to pull the trigger on this.

    Yes, he (and we) are hypocrites, but the drug saturated thug of the Middle East was already dead in all but assuming room temperature. He was living in a dump in isolation, had no freedom and apparently no recreational activities except copulating. Even that can get old after a while. Nope, all in all, if it gives hope to the kids who were so traumatized by the attack of 9/11, then I say it's a good thing to know we've still got what it takes to get what needs to be done and when the dust settles, we'll have a glass tea and talk. Until then, until the last drug saturated thug is gone...gone...gone.

  • Department of Energy Plans to Regulate Refrigerators

    04/21/2011 1:35:09 PM PDT · 37 of 39
    Constitutions Grandchild to palmer
    The announcer was absolutely correct. For families with allergies, pets and run of the mill viruses that come home from the office and school, the only way to kill them effectively is to wash them in the hottest water possible. I also use bleach in a small amount to kill germs. I have done some rethinking on the bleach and I think that hydrogen peroxide might be just as effective without putting your linens under the duress of bleach which weakens the fabrics over time. I haven't tried it yet, but it does a fine job disinfecting counter tops and bathrooms without the odor many object to.

    I just love the smell of Clorox in the summer. Guess it reminds me of days at the swimming pool as a kid. Pair it with Sea n' Ski and I'm in Heaven. It works miracles on mildew in the bathtub and on the scummy shower curtains. They come out sparkling.

  • Baby Boomers Don't Care About Leaving Money To Their Kids, Expect Their Kids To Be Poorer

    04/20/2011 1:23:16 PM PDT · 81 of 147
    Constitutions Grandchild to SeekAndFind
    My kid told me he doesn't want anything — no money, no family heirlooms — nothin’. He wants nothin’. Now I have to figure out what to do with it all (after all, there aren't many people who want his baby pictures, toys, books, family bibles 200 years old). I've got to figure out who I'm remotely related to who gives a flying flip at a rolling donut about them. I saved everything — money, insurance, jewelry, toys, Christmas decorations — do I feel like a moron — you bet!
  • Department of Energy Plans to Regulate Refrigerators

    04/20/2011 1:18:43 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    Constitutions Grandchild to Freemarkets101
    When the government attaches penalties and long prison terms to the dunce who never re-fills the ice trays after he uses the ice I made, they can have my icemaker. Until that happens, no sane mother I know will give it up willingly. I'm drawing the line here. I've gone along with the potties that don't have enough umph to flush things away. I've endured tepid showers, cold wash cycles, higher thermostats in the Summer and lower thermostats in Winter, but that's it. They can take their mandates and shove them.
  • Sears sues over 'Die Hard' sex spray

    04/15/2011 1:49:20 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    Constitutions Grandchild to JoeProBono

    He’s still a hottie potahtee — with or without hair — he’s got that j’ne sais quois. Thanks for the pic.

  • Sears sues over 'Die Hard' sex spray

    04/15/2011 1:46:44 PM PDT · 6 of 28
    Constitutions Grandchild to Alex Murphy

    How funny.

  • Obama: GOP tried to "sneak" agenda into budget

    04/15/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT · 2 of 45
    Constitutions Grandchild to jackv

    “You think we’re stupid?” Would you prefer “Naive”? Sadly, those two options are the kindest things to which I can attribute your actions.

  • Crystal Mangum's boyfriend taken off life support (Police: Mangum stabbed Daye in the chest)

    04/14/2011 2:36:04 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    Constitutions Grandchild to Forgotten Amendments

    Sorry, no. I’m picky about the fiction I read.

  • Does the Bible Matter In the 21st Century?

    04/14/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    Constitutions Grandchild to Sopater
    Depends on who you ask, it seems. I think over the next 30 years you'll find fewer of us who answer as you do and more who answer “not particularly.”

    Have you seen the demographics for the USA? It's already too late to pull this out of the tailspin. For a civilization to survive, it must reproduce itself at 1.9%. We've been at 1.3% for quite a few years now. It's game, set match.

    No other religion needs to fire a shot. No other enemy of the US needs to do anything. We are, in fact, going out with a whimper unless we can convert Hispanics and Muslims to Christianity and the American way. It's over for African Americans, as well. Stick a fork in it. It's done.

  • Networks Ignore Story of Canadian Baby Saved From Government-Run Health Care

    04/14/2011 2:20:34 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    Constitutions Grandchild to Wolfie

    No. You’ll find that happening here more and more. I couldn’t pay for the care my mother needed either right here in the USA. I couldn’t even buy insurance that would help her. It was against the law.

  • Networks Ignore Story of Canadian Baby Saved From Government-Run Health Care

    04/14/2011 2:19:06 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    Constitutions Grandchild to Nachum
    Fr. Pavone was on EWTN Live last night. It was a bittersweet story of the love of the parents for their child and the love of our family of life for them and Priests for Life's commitment to put the money where the mouth is.

    It is just one small life, but the statement it makes is thunderous.

  • Crystal Mangum's boyfriend taken off life support (Police: Mangum stabbed Daye in the chest)

    04/14/2011 2:13:25 PM PDT · 30 of 32
    Constitutions Grandchild to abb
    Late to get back to you. Thanks for the ping. Hard to know what to say. She should have gone to jail at the time the Duke Three were acquitted, but everyone wanted to make nice and let it go because it was so racially charged. Now someone is dead. I'm sorry for everybody in this except Ms. Mangum.
  • FBI files show KFC founder received death threat

    04/14/2011 12:46:23 PM PDT · 3 of 24
    Constitutions Grandchild to Free ThinkerNY

    Was it because, “He puts something in it that makes you crave it fortnightly?”

  • Update: Breaking from Hawaii: No More Long-Form Birth Certificates!

    04/12/2011 1:42:04 PM PDT · 82 of 215
    Constitutions Grandchild to E. Pluribus Unum

    You know, I recently had to present my birth certificate to the License Bureau to receive my driver’s license. I took along the one that looks like the first (which is the one the hospital sent home with me after birth and my father kept lo these many years). They wouldn’t accept it because the embossed seal was worn down from years (no comments from the Peanut Gallery, thank you) in the file folder.

    I had to go and pay $15 for one that looks like the second birth certificate and they accepted that. How bizarre. I could take them the hospital birth certificate, my baptism records, my confirmation records — you name it, I got it, but no...o...o. They wanted the one like Obama’s. Go figure.

  • 482(9+3) = ?

    04/12/2011 1:34:35 PM PDT · 4 of 670
    Constitutions Grandchild to grundle

    Oh, you say potayto. I say potahto. ;0)

  • Obama says little short-term help for gas prices (Obama: I just don't feel your pain)

    04/06/2011 2:49:21 PM PDT · 62 of 88
    Constitutions Grandchild to FreedomFighter1013
    Talk about a “Let them eat cake” response. Wow. Some folks were driving 15-20 year old cars because they couldn't afford to buy a newer lower mileage vehicle, or because they had certain family/medical needs requiring a van or car. Some recent empty nesters were stuck with the big Explorers they used to chauffeur the kids around in and then lost their jobs, homes, credit ratings and drove the big beasts because they were paid for.

    There are so many reasons why folks do what they do. Some folks just like the darned things and don't mind paying for feeling safe, getting out of snow banks or whatever. What an air-headed statement to make — especially in this economy.

    The word for the day class is “tone-deaf”.