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  • Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies

    01/27/2015 8:19:24 AM PST · 13 of 14
    ExTxMarine to EVO X

    I know. In Texas, 87% of those who signed up via the exchange were eligible for a subsidy!

    Either way, that is a SHIT LOAD of people riding and lounging in the wagon, and a whole lot less pulling the wagon!

  • Alabama's first openly gay lawmaker threatens to 'out' officials having extramarital affairs

    01/27/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · 48 of 63
    ExTxMarine to 2ndDivisionVet

    On this particular spin, I am in agreement with the lesbian! Not about the same-sex marriage stuff, but about the adulterous scandals in politics being WRONG!

    Not that the lesbian should call them out, but they, the adulterers, DAMN sure shouldn’t be having affairs! It could undermine their obligations to the voters, because they can be blackmailed (see what is happening)!

    Our politicians cannot and will not be pristine and perfect, but if you are out and out living an adulterous life, then expect bad things to happen (like the truth being exposed)!!

  • Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies

    01/27/2015 6:23:52 AM PST · 10 of 14
    ExTxMarine to Oldeconomybuyer

    If 90% are getting subsidies, that means that 10% are PAYING all those subsidies.

  • Man Files Religious Discrimination Complaint Over Bakery’s Refusal to Make Anti-Gay Cake

    01/20/2015 3:27:14 PM PST · 36 of 68
    ExTxMarine to Arthur McGowan
    It’s all a sad, unproductive sideshow.

    I think you are mistaken. This is proving the stupidity behind the Affirmative Action laws, and "equality" laws, and the rules that have been implemented against property/business owners in America! The Jim Crow laws were bad and forced businesses to NOT serve blacks and whites together, so they basically re-wrote the laws and said you MUST server them together. When they should have simply gotten rid of the Jim Crow laws and let the business owners decide what to do with their businesses!!

    If someone wants to open a Nazi bar and refuse service to Blacks, they should be allowed to do that in America. Would that be stupid? YES! Would I go there? NO! But if the owner wants to do that, they should be allowed to do so. It is his money, his property, his business: his rules!

    The ONLY good to come out of it is that the sodomy-activists have opened the eyes of a lot of people to their fascism.

    This part I agree with; they are opening the eyes of those who never realized the burdensome rules that the Federal government have foisted upon every little business, and their anti-Constitution rulings and rules!!

    IMO, this is good across the board!
  • Earth's hottest year, and GOP doesn't get it

    01/20/2015 9:58:58 AM PST · 63 of 70
    ExTxMarine to abclily
    How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?

    With YOUR tax dollars - DUH!!
  • Earth's hottest year, and GOP doesn't get it

    01/19/2015 8:06:05 PM PST · 5 of 70
    ExTxMarine to 2ndDivisionVet

    Except that NASA has stated that they are 68% likely to have been WRONG!!!

    So, this is absolutely nothing but BUNK!!!

  • Supreme Court Will Likely Support Homosexual Marriage

    01/19/2015 8:48:07 AM PST · 34 of 50
    ExTxMarine to LeoMcNeil
    However what the Constitution does is explicitly say this is not a Godly country.

    Please show me where the Constitution "explicitly" says we are not a Godly country? Because the line you referenced doesn't even mention God, explicitly or other. In case you didn't know it, explicit means, "leaving no question as to meaning or intent." They did not exclude God, because "We The People" are the actions of God; most of these men were Godly men, acting on His guidance and Word. They prayed before every session.

    The only thing you have stated is YOUR interpretation and opinion of the first line. That doesn't make it correct. If I say, "I wish you good health." Since I didn't say "God and I wish you good health," does that mean I hope you have Godless health? That is your premise, in this article. Because they didn't specifically mention God, then they were creating a Godless country - that is simply, your opinion, and definitely does not EXPLICITLY remove God from the country or it's founding.

    I will state again, nicely written article, but your premise is simply wrong and without merit. Thanks, I have enjoyed our conversation.
  • Michael Steele: If Charlie Hebdo Were Published in U.S., Evangelicals Would ‘Raise Up Mightily’

    01/19/2015 7:52:38 AM PST · 24 of 62
    ExTxMarine to El Cid
    I missed the part where they went into the NY Times newsrooms and shot up the staff.

    Yeah, I'm surprised that this wasn't on the news or maybe in the NY Times following issue!

    Are their people who claimed to be Christians that killed - YES! Did some of them do it in the name of Christ (probably, but the one they always mention Timothy Mcvay did it to go against the government - NOT as an act directed and praised by God).

    A true Christian will state his disapproval, may even peacefully picket, or boycott said people, but at the end of the day, a true Christian will pray for those who are so lost and adrift without God!

    Muslims will simply KILL YOU! Obviously a, NOT SO SUBTLE, difference between Christianity and Islam!
  • The Real George Zimmerman-A cautionary tale for conservatives.

    01/19/2015 7:03:14 AM PST · 50 of 58
    ExTxMarine to cripplecreek

    I live in a weekend “get away” community north of Houston. My neighbors’ house sits empty 85% of the year, because he live in Houston and usually only comes up during the summer months.

    I have ran people off of his property, with my rifle in-hand! Because the county Sheriffs are at least 30 minutes away!

    You have every right to suppress crime in your area, and in your manner; and I have every right to suppress crime in my area, and in my manner.

  • Supreme Court Will Likely Support Homosexual Marriage

    01/19/2015 6:57:50 AM PST · 27 of 50
    ExTxMarine to LeoMcNeil

    Many Kings, some of whom were the most abhorrent people to grace the face of the earth, were given great coronations in the name of God! Did that make their Kingdom’s Godly?

    The Bible is just a book, until we the people put the Word, within, into action. I look at the U. S. Constitution in the exact same manner.

    Putting the word “God” on, or in, something doesn’t make it Godly. You obviously think differently.

  • The Real George Zimmerman-A cautionary tale for conservatives.

    01/19/2015 6:46:33 AM PST · 46 of 58
    ExTxMarine to cripplecreek
    What I’m not going to do is confront someone over an empty house.

    Zimmerman never "confronted" St. Martin; it was the other way around. Testimony by both defense and state made that perfectly clear. Following and watching are NOT considered confrontational, except in specific instances such as stalking, peeping toms, etc...

    Everything Zimmerman did that night was well within his legal rights, up to, and including, the shooting!
  • The Real George Zimmerman-A cautionary tale for conservatives.

    01/19/2015 6:40:33 AM PST · 44 of 58
    ExTxMarine to stellaluna
    I remember people on FR who called him a hero.

    A hero for using his God-given right to self-defense; YES!

    There are many people who are called "hero" in this world, I will bet every single one, save Jesus Christ, have very many flaws!
  • Supreme Court Will Likely Support Homosexual Marriage

    01/19/2015 6:30:45 AM PST · 17 of 50
    ExTxMarine to LeoMcNeil
    The problem though is that homosexual acts are largely tolerated in much of the Muslim world.

    Get your derangements straight - pedophilia homosexuality is largely tolerated in much of the Muslim world.

    Adult homosexuality will get you thrown from roof tops, hung, stoned to death, disemboweled, and any number of other deaths in much of the Muslim world.

    Nice article, but I disagree with your premise. The Constitution didn't leave God; like always, it was We The People who left God! Just like God gives us our own free will to follow Him, so too did the U.S. Constitution. And since it's inception, there have been forces working to separate Christians from Christ, via the Constitution. The problem is that we have let them!
  • The Real George Zimmerman-A cautionary tale for conservatives.

    01/19/2015 5:54:58 AM PST · 24 of 58
    ExTxMarine to SJackson
    A weapon was never recovered in this case, but 911 audio demonstrates a sincere belief on the part of Shellie Zimmerman that her estranged husband had a gun in his possession and that her life was in danger.

    She should have been charged with LYING to police, and making a prank call to 911! She stated, matter-of-factually, that he had threatened her with a gun, which was NOT on scene! That was a LIE! That was simply stated in order to make the charges seem more significant! If I remember, there were no charges filed in that incident - BECAUSE THERE WAS NO INCIDENT! Other than her over reaction!

    The "author" of this drivel, believes in the old, "it's not the charges, it's the seriousness in which they were made" that counts theory!
  • ‘American Sniper’: 5 Reasons for Historic Breakout at Box Office

    01/18/2015 2:19:40 PM PST · 29 of 95
    ExTxMarine to Vendome

    They are “surprised” that a movie would do so great which tells the story of an American-loving, God-fearing, family-oriented, service-driven SEAL member?!?!

    That tells you exactly, I mean EXACTLY, how out of touch with reality and the American people, Hollywood really finds itself!! SAD!!

    I mean, their surprise should be an eye opener for not only the American public, but also Hollyweird!!!

  • What Happened to Seattle seahawks

    01/18/2015 2:12:35 PM PST · 52 of 190
    ExTxMarine to UB355

    That’s your opinion, congratulations. I agree, that was a bad call, but one bad call, compared to almost EVERY DAMN OFFENSIVE snap, is not something you can really consider “an offset”!

    On several occasions, Seattle D players couldn’t run up field, nor make a stunt move, because they were being held (jersey pulling, o-line arms stretched out, etc...) - RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE REFEREE - and no call!

    I hate Seattle, I really hate their weaselly coach, but I want the game called fairly. It has NOT been, in my opinion!

  • What Happened to Seattle seahawks

    01/18/2015 1:59:11 PM PST · 46 of 190
    ExTxMarine to hondact200

    On the offensive side, I don’t know what they are doing!

    But, on the defensive side, the main thing to happen to Seattle is the NFL ordered the referees to swallow their whistles and ignore all the holding by the Packer’s Offensive Line!!

    This started two weeks ago, and has NOT stopped, nor slowed! The referees are refusing to call blatant, obvious holding calls against Green Bay!!

  • Duke University reverses decision, will not allow Muslim call to prayer at its chapel

    01/15/2015 2:12:51 PM PST · 88 of 128
    ExTxMarine to 353FMG
    CAIR will get a cow.

    Careful, that could offensive to the Hindus!
  • RadioShack may be preparing for bankruptcy

    01/15/2015 9:06:44 AM PST · 70 of 102
    ExTxMarine to Red Badger

    I just know that the first three all either filed bankruptcy and/or folded completely!

    I have no doubt that BestBuy will too, in time.

    Most of these brick and mortar stores are too high priced! I will admit, I usually go into a store to compare and SEE the product, and then I go home, and order it online!

    The only exception to that rule, is when I see a product with 100+ reviews, where 85%+ were EXTREMELY happy with it! In that case, I feel that there is a very good probability that the product is a good item/buy.

    People are moving back to the old Sear and Roebuck Catalog days - only now it is easier, simpler, and much QUICKER!

  • RadioShack may be preparing for bankruptcy

    01/15/2015 8:53:12 AM PST · 61 of 102
    ExTxMarine to Eric

    We have a winner!

    RS started going down hill when they cut loose their Tandy Leather market! I learned how to make belts and hat bands with an old Tandy kit, I probably still have the letter stamps - somewhere! Hell, I built my own radio from one of their kits. The problem is that parents and kids no longer build stuff together, and that cut them to the bone!

    However, their vision and management is what SCREWED them! It was a DIY shop, back when DIY was popular, and instead of keeping that niche, they decided to move to a miniature Computer City, I mean Circuit City, I mean CompUSA, I mean BestBuy! And they are going the way of those first three!!

    Now, DIY is popular again, and as someone else stated, RS is one of the only places you can (well, you USED to could) find the electronics needed to make your own repairs. While in combat in Panama, we went into downtown Panama City, into a RadioShack, and purchased the diodes and resistors needed to repair 24, million dollar combat vehicles (we couldn’t get the parts through supply fast enough)!!!

    I have a power inverter that blew a transistor on the cooling fan, but three of the RadioShacks that I visited, didn’t even carry these products anymore! When I finally found the part, I asked the clerk if they had a solder sucker, and he looked at me like I was STUPID!!


  • Pope on Climate Change: Man Has 'Slapped Nature in the Face'

    01/15/2015 8:27:36 AM PST · 66 of 104
    ExTxMarine to Ghost of Philip Marlowe
    I also wouldn’t doubt if he opens the door to unrepentant sin by declaring that salvation does not require an effort to resist temptation.

    Wait! What? When did they re-apply that rule?!? I mean, that's been ignored for years now!
  • [Six+ years old story] Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    01/15/2015 6:37:53 AM PST · 106 of 131
    ExTxMarine to DoughtyOne
    And the really asinine thing is, Russia despite it’s past, is a natural ally candidate for the West. We’re talking Caucasian people. We’re talking many Christians in the populace. We’re talking about whether the West or Asia provides more of a threat.

    The PEOPLE have natural ally tendencies, but and don't get me wrong, I am not comparing his actions to Nazi Germany, but Putin's PRIDE and woeful need to be a martyr for his people, makes him look very Hitler-esque! He wants Russia and the Russian people to be a world power, even if it means he has to rip the very rug out from underneath the real world-powers.

    There is a time to stand alone and thump your chest; there is a time to be a face in the crowd. I think Putin moved too quickly to be independent. His country and their economy was not strong enough to be a self-sufficient world-power. But, he wants it to be, at any cost.
  • [Six+ years old story] Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    01/15/2015 6:29:47 AM PST · 105 of 131
    ExTxMarine to ModelBreaker
    I don’t wish freezing winters and no heat on anyone.

    I agree! Having done cold-weather training exercises in Norway, I do NOT wish that crap on ANYONE!

    I wish the EU and US leaders had approved LNG ports a long time ago. Russian leverage over the world economy would be greatly reduced.

    You would think that these two items would be "no brainer's," but alas, you forget that opening up LNG supplies would make some private industries rich and might even create jobs in that evil gas industry - there is NO WAY the world will allow that! And, as far as not wanting Russia influence, the NWO people want us all EQUAL, so we can't be shaming and putting people down, just because they invade three countries and turn off the gas to a few million across, nope, not gonna do it!!
  • Obama to push for mandatory paid leave

    01/14/2015 3:39:50 PM PST · 44 of 77
    ExTxMarine to gogeo
    Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the President, said Obama will sign a memorandum to ensure federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid sick leave when a new child arrives.

    From where does the money to pay these people for sick leave COME?!?!!? Doesn't Congress have to approve of the expenditures?!?
  • Obama to push for mandatory paid leave

    01/14/2015 3:35:20 PM PST · 40 of 77
    ExTxMarine to eyeamok
    I guess staying home and RAISING YOUR CHILD isn’t a viable option??

    Why you misogynistic, woman hater! I can't believe you breath the same air as the all-loving, all-giving Obama!

    Is the /s needed?
  • Obama to push for mandatory paid leave

    01/14/2015 3:31:52 PM PST · 39 of 77
    ExTxMarine to jazusamo

    Your condition of employment, in most jobs, is that you produce for the company. If you are not producing for the company, you get demotions, pay cuts, and terminations.

    Obama, Democrats, and all the other Liberal leftists actually believe that the role of businesses is to create jobs and give away benefits!

    They truly do not understand, nor care, about the risk takers, business owners, and actual company!! When they finally create enough rules that businesses stop creating jobs, we will have the same economic malaise and stagnation that has been hampering the semi-socialist countries in Europe!

    Hey, Obama, if I wanted to live like a French man, I would move to France!!

  • In Islam, a Long Tradition Against Depicting the Prophet

    01/14/2015 2:11:20 PM PST · 8 of 39
    ExTxMarine to Oldeconomybuyer

    Since this “religion” is FAKE, they needed to make up these rules (after the fact) to cover for their pedophile, rapist, marauder of a creator! This is like David Koresh saying, “The first rule of Branch Davidianism is to never talk about Branch Davidianism. The second rule of Branch Davidianism is to NEVER talk about Branch Davidianism!”

    They are simply designed to help continue the masquerade that is Islam!!

    You want to make fun of Jesus Christ? Go ahead, my God is a rising God who lives in my heart - not some book or crucifix or burnt toast or “bleeding” statue!

  • Lifting Fed’s Oil Export Ban ‘Would Add 630,000 New Jobs’ and Lower Prices More (Ted Cruz)

    01/14/2015 1:40:37 PM PST · 19 of 26
    ExTxMarine to rwh
    The glut is in light sweet crude while most refineries on the gulf coast are set up to process heavy crude (a lot of which is imported).

    We obviously have a man who works in the oil industry! You are correct, and most of the US refineries are NOT designed to process light sweet crude, because it was so difficult to harness and extract, in the past.

    The way I see it, this is a GOOD thing!
  • Judge rejects lesbian mayor's demand in transgender fight

    01/14/2015 12:26:37 PM PST · 18 of 23
    ExTxMarine to Resolute Conservative
    It was on the “edge” and then Katrina refugees flooded in followed by Kalifornians and H1B’ers.

    DAMN, a more perfect description can hardly be found!!

    Dallas was the same way - close to normal, then all the IT expansion and H1B'ers arrived and...BLAME!!! the rails the entire county jumped! Of course, many of the people who used to live in Dallas and the cities within the county have started moving OUT to many of the surrounding counties! Thereby leaving a once proud city to fester in the boil which it created!

    For those who don't know, there is Texas, and then there are desolate Democrat waste lands within Texas with well known names (Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, and (sometimes Ft. Worth, unfortunately more oft recently))!!
  • Early Test Of An Obamacare Experiment Posts Little Progress

    01/14/2015 12:17:37 PM PST · 3 of 6
    ExTxMarine to Oldeconomybuyer

    Who woulda thunk it?!?! Who would have thought that sending seniors home, with minimal care (due to the low reimbursements from Medicaid), would result in oft returns to the hospital?

    Better yet, in an attempt to NOT have them return to the hospital from wince they came, let’s send MORE low reimbursed nurses and PAs directly to their homes to try and dissuade the sickly from seeking more and proper treatment!?!?

    This is all a charade! They were trying to tinker with the numbers to make it look like more people were getting better care well faster, all because Obamacare!


  • Study: Sea Level Rise Accelerating More Than Once Thought

    01/14/2015 12:06:45 PM PST · 46 of 72
    ExTxMarine to FlingWingFlyer
    We’re all gonna die!!!

    In fairness, this is true!
  • U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

    01/14/2015 11:55:35 AM PST · 7 of 13
    ExTxMarine to BenLurkin
    The same cronies will get rich off a state run economy as would from a state manipulated economy.

    Fascism is very profitable and good, for both the cronies and the government! It's only the consumer who gets the SCREWING!

    Funny how business leaders, their cronies (i.e., CofC, etc...), and the government all espouse the greatness (even if they each call it by a different name)!!!
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 11:50:43 AM PST · 215 of 281
    ExTxMarine to Harmless Teddy Bear
    Then my statement stands. And our accumulative head count now stands at (drum roll): ONE!

    As for the brand and quality, let's be very fair about this, because I know many a fine young Marine who drank Old Milwaukee Light, by the case, but only because at the base package store, you could buy it for $2.69 a case in 1988!! Granted, we were getting screwed on quality, alcohol level, and taste! But, you can make up the alcohol level on QUANTITY, and after that many, quality and taste...well, just doesn't matter!
  • Guards 'mistake lesbian pair for men in Cineworld toilets'

    01/14/2015 11:38:32 AM PST · 69 of 97
    ExTxMarine to mom of young patriots


    We have a winner!

  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 11:05:28 AM PST · 173 of 281
    ExTxMarine to 2ndDivisionVet; All
    It will be a MUCH shorter list, if we just list the people who have NOT had a case of beer in their vehicle (at some point in time) while they were seniors in high school!!
  • It’s official: Hillary is campaigning for Obama’s third term

    01/14/2015 9:58:09 AM PST · 4 of 15
    ExTxMarine to SeekAndFind

    Oh, I surely hope she does run as the Third Term of Obama! I hope ANY Democrat nominee runs on his record!

    But, regardless of who their nominee is (be it Lewinski’s ex-boyfried’s wife, or Chief Fauxcahontas) , I hope and pray that the Republicans proclaim OFTEN AND LOUDLY that this would be the Third Term of Obama!

    There are plenty of people who are tired of the Democrats and will NOT vote for anyone NEAR Obama!

    For example, my in-laws, all Democrats and Teamster union members for LIFE, have vowed to never vote Democrat again! We used to not be able to talk politics around my in-laws, because they were adamant that Republicans were killing America and their jobs. After Obama, they KNOW who is killing the American middle class!!


    01/14/2015 9:38:04 AM PST · 15 of 56
    ExTxMarine to stephenjohnbanker
    Obama will layoff 100,000 troops, and replace them with illegal immigrants seeking amnesty.

    He has already proposed just such action! Allowing ILLEGAL aliens to serve in our military for citizenship. I mean, we already allow LEGAL aliens to server to garner citizenship, and to Obama and the Democrats, an alien is an alien - what's the difference?!?

    There are just too many defense related failures to NOT have seen this coming: women in combat, gays & lesbians, transgenders, leaving combat zones before appropriate timing, announcing leaving combat zones before appropriate timing, EXTREME and DISTURBING rules of engagement, etc...

    I am certain that those 10% are the upper echelon level officers, who are vying for an opportunity to kiss his A$$ and become a General (or higher General), Joint Chiefs of Staff member, or some other political-level position!!
  • At least 10 killed when Texas prison bus hit by train: reports

    01/14/2015 9:26:45 AM PST · 10 of 43
    ExTxMarine to bgill

    DAMN! All of you got in here before I was able to post my response!

    “What I want out of each and every one of you is a hard target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse, and dog house in that area.” ~ Sam Gerrard

  • What is a 'Green Job'? Advocates Won't Say

    01/14/2015 9:15:50 AM PST · 9 of 9
    ExTxMarine to MichCapCon

    “Green jobs” are what the politicians do to the environmental nutjobs who donate millions of dollars to their re-election campaigns!

    Think of it as an expensive Lewinski, only we the taxpayers end up with a bad taste in our mouths, and the stains!!

  • 1 million tons of pressurised CO2 stored beneath Decatur, Illinois

    01/14/2015 9:08:48 AM PST · 33 of 87
    ExTxMarine to Jack Hydrazine
    I think this is a GREAT idea! The last thing we need is all that CO2 out in the open atmosphere, you know, causing plants to grow and crops to develop!

    Is the /s necessary?
  • Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry?

    01/14/2015 7:54:09 AM PST · 67 of 299
    ExTxMarine to SeekAndFind

    In all fairness, I will admit Titanic is very high on my list!

    I mean, every time my wife makes me sit and watch it with her, I start crying and whining and bitching and moaning!

    Sometimes it works, and we change the movie.

  • Academic Admits Farce of Affirmative Action

    01/14/2015 7:47:35 AM PST · 8 of 15
    ExTxMarine to I want the USA back
    “affirmative action” was a clever con.

    To me, affirmative action is as racist and prejudiced as the Jim Crow laws!

    Jim Crow laws stated that you have to treat blacks differently, not serve them with whites, and set them aside.

    Affirmative Action rules state that you have treat blacks differently, is not applicable to whites, and sets blacks aside from whites!

    The only difference, is Jim Crow was to put blacks DOWN to a level below whites, and Affirmative Action is to pick blacks UP to a level above whites! Either way, it is racist!
  • How Obamacare Is ‘Working’: That depends on what “working” means.

    01/14/2015 7:31:29 AM PST · 7 of 8
    ExTxMarine to SeekAndFind
    And if enough doctors quit because their practices are losing money, how’s that going to be good for healthcare?

    That would be fine and dandy from the Democrats view! That way they could take over ALL of healthcare and implement Single-Payer!

    You see, they would Federalize all medical schools and require those who get into the profession to do exactly what they want, for whom they want, and at what price they want! The "they" in ALL of those, of course, is the U. S. Government!!
  • How Obamacare Is ‘Working’: That depends on what “working” means.

    01/14/2015 7:27:56 AM PST · 6 of 8
    ExTxMarine to SeekAndFind

    This is the same thing as car insurance! In Texas we are all required to have insurance, but how many of us have had minor repairs done without going through our insurance company? At one time, my deductible was $750. Well, hell, a minor door ding or broken door window is less than $750. If I have my insurance pay for it, my rates will go up the next time I renew my car insurance! So, most of us just pay for those right out of pocket!

    So, I have insurance, but many times I can’t use it! That is how this Obamacare mandated insurance works: my wife had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago, but we are paying for OB care, when all we need is GYN care! YAY!

    If some miracle happens, and she gets pregnant, we won’t need the insurance, because I will be RICH from suing the doctor who supposedly tied and cauterized her tubes! LOL!

    Obamacare is only working to make insurance companies more money - PERIOD! It is NOT helping Americans get better healthcare!

  • The Media Underestimate the Degree to which Physicists See Evidence for Intelligent Design

    01/14/2015 7:13:42 AM PST · 6 of 14
    ExTxMarine to Vaquero
    My view is, neither science nor holy men are even close to the ultimate truth of it

    If man (scientist or holy) ever do find the ultimate truth, it will be the END of our existence! Because man (scientist or holy) will try to build a "better" man, and that will most definitely lead to our total destruction!
  • The Importance of Blasphemy

    01/14/2015 6:46:40 AM PST · 4 of 8
    ExTxMarine to Biggirl

    I could care less what others do or say about my religion, simply because my religion is MINE! It is my bond with Jesus Christ, and nothing that you or anyone else does or says will interfere with MY religion.

    I have major problems with the Catholic religion, I have major problems with Islam, but neither of those affect me and my relationship with Jesus Christ.

    You burn a bible. So what? It is just a book, until YOU, the person, puts the words within into motion and action.

    You dump a crucifix into a jar of pee. So what? Other than the fact that taxpayer monies went to pay for it, I don’t care. It’s not like Serrano put Jesus Christ into the jar.

    Jesus Christ is alive and well, in my heart! Nothing anyone else does or says will change that!

  • Is Society Moving Towards Accepting The "Piss Christ" Along With The New Cover For Charlie Hebdo?

    01/14/2015 3:50:14 AM PST · 69 of 69
    ExTxMarine to Laissez-faire capitalist

    You are comparing apples to monkey assholes.

    Timothy McVeigh didn’t kill in the name and honor of Christ! He killed because he was pissed off at the government and felt like he could start a great revolution against the Federal Government.


  • Is Society Moving Towards Accepting The "Piss Christ" Along With The New Cover For Charlie Hebdo?

    01/14/2015 3:45:47 AM PST · 68 of 69
    ExTxMarine to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Believe what you will, but Muslims believe that the entire world will be Muslim some day, that be through force, matters not to them!!

    Islam is a governing mechanism, with a splash of religion thrown in for good measure. It is the world’s largest CULT!

    I know Muslims, I have friends who are Muslim and they tell me they are afraid of the “lunatic, radical left” within their “religion” because they know what the ultimate goal is for the cult.

    I believe Christians can and DO already participate in marches for free speech, even for those whom they disagree. But Muslims? No, never, period.

  • Is Society Moving Towards Accepting The "Piss Christ" Along With The New Cover For Charlie Hebdo?

    01/13/2015 3:05:09 PM PST · 27 of 69
    ExTxMarine to Laissez-faire capitalist
    The point is, can non-murdering Muslims ever join non-murdering Christians (and almost all are) in a march, and temporarily suspend their offense at depictions they don't like in the name of free speech rights?

    The short answer is, "NO!" Because, non-murdering Muslims are as afraid of murdering Muslims, as much as non-murdering Christians, and as such, they will never speak against their own religion.

    Long answer is, "Non-murdering Muslims are simply biding their time until they either become victims of the murdering Muslims, or join them."
  • Is Society Moving Towards Accepting The "Piss Christ" Along With The New Cover For Charlie Hebdo?

    01/13/2015 2:59:44 PM PST · 23 of 69
    ExTxMarine to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Piss Christ is offensive! It has absolutely NO artistic nor moral values, and adds NOTHING to any kind of discussion about Christ, the Church, or the participants of Christianity. Piss Christ, as a conversation piece, simply says, I can’t draw, but I can pee in a jar and drop in a crucifix.

    As such, it doesn’t bother me. My complaint about Piss Christ is that Federal Funds (OUR TAX DOLLARS) paid for it! THAT was really offensive and should be STOPPED!

    On the other hand, Charlie Hebdo, as you stated, is an equal opportunity offending publication and it is meant to get the mind thinking and people talking. It is a satirical magazine, designed to challenge peoples thoughts and comfort zones.

    I don’t think about, nor care about Piss Christ, because it is a useless, Liberal talking point. If you are upset because someone made it, then you are a hypocrite in demanding they not make it. Again, my only complaint is using taxpayer funds to pay the “artist” to make it!

    So, I am already there. Sorry, but I don’t care if you burn your Bible or dip your Rosary in crap - as long as it is your money that paid for it! None of those actions actually effect me.