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  • These four charts show how the College SAT favors rich, educated families

    03/06/2014 9:22:54 AM PST · 74 of 79
    grasshopper2 to Scoutmaster
    I believe that in one of the Freakonomics books, the authors explored the idea that children raised in homes with more books were more intelligent.

    The authors explored the data and concluded that the most important key to intelligence was to have intelligent parents.

    There is no doubt that IQ is mostly genetic.

    Here's a theory why the IQ disparity seems to be getting wider:

    In the old days the son of the richest guy in town would enter the family business directly after high school, marry the prettiest girl in town and go on to have low to average IQ kids. In this example, the middling IQ of the rich son averaged with the lower IQ of the pretty girl resulted in a low to average IQ of the offspring.

    Similarly, the son of the high IQ doctor in town would attend male-only college and then marry one of the low to average IQ rich daughters in town. The high IQ of the doctor and the average IQ of the rich girl resulted in average IQ of the offspring.

    Now with coeducational opportunities for women. The rich son with average IQ is likely to meet a wife with a similar or higher IQ. Likewise the doctor son will likely marry another medical student also with a similar or higher IQ. As a result of this opening up of educational and professional opportunities for women, there is less IQ balancing because there is less intermarriage between high IQ and low IQ resulting in the smart getting smarter (and the dumb getting dumber) All due to the women's movement! ha, ha, ha!

  • NYPD arrests man in a possible 'knockout' attack in lower Manhattan

    01/17/2014 12:45:13 PM PST · 25 of 41
    grasshopper2 to 2ndDivisionVet
    But, but, but ... I thought the knock-out game was an urban myth. The New York Times and Slate said so.
  • RADIO LEGEND BOB GRANT DEAD

    01/02/2014 1:15:45 PM PST · 80 of 95
    grasshopper2 to SeekAndFind
    On then Mayor David Dinkins — The men’s washroom attendant

    Bob Grant was adamant that he never referred to Mayor Dinkins as a "washroom" attendant. He called him "The Men's Room Attendant" because Grant said Dinkins reminded him of a Men's Room attendant at 21, the famous restaurant of power brokers in New York.

    Ironically, the real men's room attendant at 21 passed away recently.

  • US embassy in London unveils huge tapestry of Obama, gushes over his 'warm smile'

    12/16/2013 9:39:33 AM PST · 59 of 74
    grasshopper2 to MeshugeMikey
    Very good..and why IS there a table... in front of the great leader? perhaps so that OBAMA DEVOTEES can leave Gifts ??

    Or to hold the votive candles maybe?

  • Top doctor: 'Gay' blood will taint U.S. supply

    12/04/2013 5:50:56 AM PST · 49 of 64
    grasshopper2 to ottbmare
    There is absolutely no medical evidence that the human body is designed to lose blood or that this is good for us.

    Dr Ronald Hoffman on WOR radio said that humans evolved over time to store iron because it was a competitive advantage to survival at a time when humans lost blood from parasites, cuts and injuries.

    In modern days, people don't lose blood in daily life like in cave men days, and the iron can build up in the blood and the organs. Too much iron in the blood can cause harm especially to the liver. This is why it's a good idea for men and for post menopausal women to give blood regularly - to get rid of excess iron.

  • THE TRANSPORTATION EQUALITY ACT OF 2013 (satire)

    11/15/2013 1:35:33 PM PST · 1 of 4
    grasshopper2
    With a hat tip to Princeton Equine Transport https://www.facebook.com/PrincetonEquineTransport for the "Affordable Horse Act" story.
  • Black youths brutally beat white Brooklyn couple in racial attack: police

    11/04/2013 9:38:20 PM PST · 37 of 51
    grasshopper2 to ModelBreaker
    Other simple things like leaving space in front of you at a red light so you can turn out of your lane if attacked is good practice.

    I recommend this practice at any red light whenever you feel threatened. It's particularly useful at the entry points to the city, especially now that the squeegie-men are likely to return due to the likely election of DeBlasio.

    Keep some space between you and the car in front and when the squeegie-man approaches, inch up in a jerking fashion. Keep doing this until the light changes or he gives up.

    Never allow yourself to be trapped between two cars. A car is a weapon only when it has room to move.

  • Billionaire who didn't exist: Recluse, 80, who hid £1billion Nazi art haul from the world ...

    11/04/2013 8:14:48 PM PST · 26 of 38
    grasshopper2 to Vision

    That piece was in my late aunt’s basement!!! We want it back. LOL!

  • Bill de Blasio blasts Joe Lhota’s new attack ad as ‘desperate’ and ‘divisive’

    10/17/2013 10:22:23 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    grasshopper2 to gusty

    Also, Serpico. The problem is that many residents of the city are too young to remember the bad old days and they come from other states so they don’t have relatives reminding them of how it was. They are clueless, like little children.

    And then there are those voters who do remember the pre-Giulianni days and who did vote for him then, but who are so blinded by their hatred of republicans now that they will vote for DeBlasio out of spite even though it’s not in their best interest as New Yorkers.

    I wonder what the squeegie toll will be? $5.00? $20?

  • Bill de Blasio blasts Joe Lhota’s new attack ad as ‘desperate’ and ‘divisive’

    10/17/2013 9:53:52 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    grasshopper2 to gusty

    Can you imagine the horror of the hipsters the first time they get mugged on the L train?

  • Red-blue divisions start with newborns’ names: Parents show partisan tendencies

    06/06/2013 6:17:06 AM PDT · 36 of 40
    grasshopper2 to CAluvdubya
    My son wants to name his daughter Reagan.....wonder if that gives away any political persuasion??

    Tell your son to read King Lear before naming his daughter Reagan.

  • Student Lectures Teacher On How to Teach in Front of Classmates

    05/09/2013 7:32:57 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    grasshopper2 to Leaning Right
    In many school districts, teachers are PROHIBITED from face-to-face teaching. Instead, teachers must give students packets, and the students are supposed to teach each other.

    It's called “cooperative learning”, and it's one of the latest educational fads. It doesn't work, by the way.

    I know teachers that were fired - yes, fired - for trying to teach the old-fashioned (and successful) way.

    THIS IS TRUE!!!! This is exactly what I experienced when I went back to college to become a teacher a few years ago. Basically we were taught not to use "direct instruction" which is the way anyone over 40 was taught. Direct instruction is: the teacher gives lectures, asks questions and leads discussion. Any teacher using this method will not get goods reviews from her supervisors

    Instead, the high priests of the university education departments have decreed that students should teach themselves. They should "discover" knowledge through self paced exploring and with their peers in groups. How wonderful! Give the students the freedom to teach themselves and learn from their ignorant classmates.

    According to this UNPROVEN theory, magic happens when the teacher stops lecturing. Once the teacher steps off the stage the students magically start to learn spontaneously and their ignorance disappears. poof! they become filled with knowledge as if the Holy Spirit has descended on them, and they will automatically start to teach their peers and there will be no difficulties and happiness will prevail throughout the nation.

    Apparently the education elites actually want us to believe that the impediment to learning is ... teaching. Once actual teaching stops, children will learn. It's so logical and simple./sarcasm< p> So what do teachers do? They can't just let the classroom devolved into chaos so they hand out packets and sit at their desks surfing the Internet (since they're not allowed to teach)

    People need to stand up and demand on the local level that schools abandon discovery learning and cooperative learning and return to old fashioned direct instruction! Write your local newspapers and speak out at school board meetings. No more packets!! Students deserve to be taught. ANd teachers need to be freed from the prohibition against direct instruction so they can start teaching again.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:24:36 PM PDT · 75 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    I'm glad she has finally learned to keep her legs together.

    The belt is too flashy and the boots a bit too youthful for a woman her age, but overall this outfit is better than most.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT · 70 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This one reminds me of a Mylar emergency warming blanket.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:01:00 PM PDT · 62 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This is one of her better choices. Even though I'm not a fan of strapless on older women, this looks lovely on her.
  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:51:04 AM PDT · 58 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This outfit looks like something the Queen Mother would have worn to an evening event.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT · 56 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:42:35 AM PDT · 55 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
  • Rather than Dialing FBI when Photos Released, Katherine Russell-Tsarnaev Warned Her Husband...

    04/26/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT · 24 of 52
    grasshopper2 to Mister Da
    I agree, the wife is responsible for the death of the MIT cop.

    The FBI is also responsible for the death of the MIT cop because they released the photo when they should have been able to identify a guy they already had on their radar.

    Moreover, the FBI is responsible for all the death and maiming because they dropped the ball on this guy.

  • These photos could contain the bomber

    04/17/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT · 85 of 245
    grasshopper2 to GrandJediMasterYoda
    “Mr. Huge Backpack guy!” I see this crap all day long in New york city.

    I truly hate getting whacked on the head when one of these clueless backpack guys turns around on the subway. Ugg! What is it with these rude people? They enter a crowded place with a four foot appendage on their backs and then turn around willy-nilly clocking other straphangers as if they own the place.

    I can't say I would mind it if Bloomburg banned backpacks in the subway.

  • Boston Marathon Bombs Have Hallmarks Of "Lone Wolf" Devices, Experts Say

    04/17/2013 7:43:11 AM PDT · 105 of 123
    grasshopper2 to Biggirl
    I am surprised that they still make pressue cookers since we now have crock pots.

    I remember my mother had one and used it to cook spinach, of all things.

    Recently a Brazilian friend staying with me wanted to use one to cook beans and since I didn't have one I asked around my neighborhood to borrow one but none of my neighbors had one. After that I bought one from Walmart but I've never used it. I do make Brazilian beans but I use can beans which are just as good.

    Brazilians use pressure cookers because the cooking time is half the time as cooking them in a regular pot on the stove.

    When I was in Portugal some Brazilians living there told me that pressure cookers are illegal there.

  • Being White in Philly

    03/21/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT · 84 of 89
    grasshopper2 to Albion Wilde
    from the John Derbyshire article, "The Talk":

    (10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:

    (10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

    (10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

    (10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

    (10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

    (10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

    On the 4th of July in Center City Philadelphia. My family and I walked a few blocks from our hotel to see the fireworks display. The crowd was 90% African American. Shortly after arriving at our spot on the grass near the Art Museum, a firecracker sounded nearby. This ignited a stampede by the crowd as hundreds of panicked people believing it to be gunshot fled from the scene. My family and I got caught in the mayhem.

    To a white crowd the sound of a firecracker on the 4th of July is normal and certaintly wouldn't alarm anyone. It's different for inner city blacks who are conditioned, apparently, to instantly kick into flight or fight mode at certain stimuli based on prior life experience.

  • Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Steubenville Charges

    03/17/2013 9:16:18 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    grasshopper2 to Bodleian_Girl
    Then there are Catholics who are outraged that men in the church are being prosecuted for raping male minors. Please be so kind as to back up this statement. Thank you. There was a report yesterday from a Cardinal saying that there is no way those men molesting children should be changed [charged?]. He’s outraged [are you a mind reader?] that those molesting priests are ever arrested and charged

    Please be so kind as to provide a link to this Cardinal’s statement. And please provide the other links to support your original statement that there are Catholics [plural] who are outraged etc. (not that I think there is a single Catholic who is outraged etc.)

  • Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Steubenville Charges

    03/17/2013 7:52:27 PM PDT · 17 of 28
    grasshopper2 to SaraJohnson
    Then there are Catholics who are outraged that men in the church are being prosecuted for raping male minors.

    Please be so kind as to back up this statement. Thank you.

  • EDITORIAL:Pope Francis I bridges conservative and progressive currents

    03/13/2013 8:55:25 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    grasshopper2 to JustTheTruth

    St. Francis (a male) founded the Franciscan order. San Francisco is named after him. Frank is the Angliscized nick name for Francis. In Spanish countries the nick name is Chico.

  • 'Unflattering' photos of Beyoncé during Super Bowl's halftime show become instant meme

    02/09/2013 9:12:26 AM PST · 15 of 63
    grasshopper2 to Para-Ord.45
  • New York Post's subway death photo stirs debate over journalistic ethics

    12/05/2012 10:42:11 AM PST · 28 of 35
    grasshopper2 to SeekAndFind
    People are blaming the photog for shooting photos insead of helping to pull the victim to safety.

    Nobody has the obligation to risk their own life to help another. Reaching over the tracks to pull the victim would most likely result in a double tragedy. The panicked victim would pull the good Samaritan off balance down onto the tracks in the path of the approaching train.

    It would take at least two men to pull out the victim; one reaching for the victim and another stabilizing the rescuer. What potential hero would trust a complete stranger in this scenario where there was absolutely no margin of error? And even with two men, it could still result in both being pulled down to their death.

    Then there is also the fact that a mad subway pusher is still at large and the fear, the very real fear, that this crazy man will push the rescuers over the edge.

    And lastly: the approaching train. There was not enough time to assess one's own safety from the madman and to devise a rescue plan.

    I am astounded by the comments on the New York Post website from armchair heroes condemning the photographer for not helping, implying they would if in the same situation. Most people flee to save themselves and that is not cowardice. The video on ABC news of the two men arguing in the moments before the man is pushed plainly shows a crowded platform, including at least 4 or 5 men. But, the photo of the train bearing down on the man with his arm reaching to get off the tracks shows an empty platform. Empty! Where did all those people go? They fled.

    Being pushed off the platform by a deranged madman is every straphanger's greatest fear. While the photo is heartbreaking and profoundly disturbing, the photographer has helped to bring the issue of our failed mental heath policy to the forefront. Hopefully this photo will result in changes to how we deal with dangerous individuals so subway riders don't have to put up with the constant fear of arousing the rage of a madman.

    The photographer is not to blame, the victim (who was drunk and foolishly engaged the madman) was not at fault, and the subway riders were not at fault for failing to risk their own lives attempting a perilous rescue.

    The fault lies squarely on Mayor Bloomberg and other city and state leaders who turn a blind eye to the problem of madmen at large in the city, on the criminal justice system that turns them loose even after multiple arrests and on the MTA for poor security and allowing areas where the platforms are too narrow.

    Mayor Bloomberg's statement, "the goods news is that this is rare" makes my blood boil. There is no good news about this tragedy and to dismiss it because it's rare is not a solution. Every New Yorker and every tourist is fearful of the subway right about now andNew York is at risk of returning to the bad old days of the early 1980's when fear of crime ruled.

    If Bloomberg fails to take action against allowing the mentally ill to roam the streets and the subways there will be a chilling effect on the city's economy at a time when it is still recovering from the devastation of Sandy.

    It's easy to blame the photographer or the Post for running it or the bystanders instead of tackling the real problem.

  • The Wave That Breaks The Liberal Bubble

    10/24/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT · 93 of 124
    grasshopper2 to wayoverontheright
    This articles explains how the new media (talk radio, breitbart, viral youtube videos,) is knowking down the stockade protecting the liberal elite. That stockade is the old media (the major daily newspapers, three major networks and CNN) which controlled all news consumed by the public and thereby shaped opinion.

    The liberals no longer have this protection, but they think they do. Why? Because they live in a bubble. They go to a cocktail party and everyone there thinks exactly the way they do. They turn on CNN and see their views reflected back to them like they're looking in a mirror.

    They laugh at Fox News refusing to believe like the children they are, that Fox is the number one network, and that Fox and the rest are shaping public opinion now - not CNN- not ABC - not the New York Times or Ted Koppel.

    However, there are some self-aware liberals. And these savvy liberals are using the new media effectively to shape the opinions of our youth. They are doing this with the website Reddit, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and others.

    Reddit modestly calls itself "the front page of the internet." It was founded in San Francisco (make your own assumptions) in 2005 by two 22 year olds and later acquired by Conde Nast. It is now a subsidiary of the parent company, Advance. Reddit is very popular with college and high school students. The content voted to the front page is often ultra liberal and depressingly immoral. For example a recent front page post was about something I cannot discuss on a family website.

    Reddit has a fatal flaw: any user can vote a post up or down. This means it can be freeped!!

    I have banned Reddit from my home wifi and I suggest others with teenagers and young adults to do the same.

    But for those without impressionable young people, I suggest you register on Reddit and "vote down" offensive articles and post your own views to balance the site and help young people who are being brainwashed over there.

  • The Wave That Breaks The Liberal Bubble

    10/24/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT · 94 of 124
    grasshopper2 to wayoverontheright
    This articles explains how the new media (talk radio, breitbart, viral youtube videos,) is knowking down the stockade protecting the liberal elite. That stockade is the old media (the major daily newspapers, three major networks and CNN) which controlled all news consumed by the public and thereby shaped opinion.

    The liberals no longer have this protection, but they think they do. Why? Because they live in a bubble. They go to a cocktail party and everyone there thinks exactly the way they do. They turn on CNN and see their views reflected back to them like they're looking in a mirror.

    They laugh at Fox News refusing to believe like the children they are, that Fox is the number one network, and that Fox and the rest are shaping public opinion now - not CNN- not ABC - not the New York Times or Ted Koppel.

    However, there are some self-aware liberals. And these savvy liberals are using the new media effectively to shape the opinions of our youth. They are doing this with the website Reddit, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and others.

    Reddit modestly calls itself "the front page of the internet." It was founded in San Francisco (make your own assumptions) in 2005 by two 22 year olds and later acquired by Conde Nast. It is now a subsidiary of the parent company, Advance. Reddit is very popular with college and high school students. The content voted to the front page is often ultra liberal and depressingly immoral. For example a recent front page post was about something I cannot discuss on a family website.

    Reddit has a fatal flaw: any user can vote a post up or down. This means it can be freeped!!

    I have banned Reddit from my home wifi and I suggest others with teenagers and young adults to do the same.

    But for those without impressionable young people, I suggest you register on Reddit and "vote down" offensive articles and post your own views to balance the site and help young people who are being brainwashed over there.

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 8:00:30 PM PDT · 774 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to defconw

    “We have never been victims of destiny , we have always been masters of our own!!!!!!!” Christ Christie

    AWESOME

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT · 756 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to Recovering Ex-hippie

    “real leaders don’t follow polls, real leaders change polls”

    “Our job tonight is to tell the truth”

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:51:32 PM PDT · 727 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to Bronzy

    “They believe in teacher’s unions, we believe in teachers” Chris Christie

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT · 711 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to grasshopper2

    “Our seniors are NOT selfish” - Chris christie

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT · 694 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to grasshopper2

    “they said it was impossible to speak the truth to the teachers union .... but for the rirst time ... we did it”

    Chris Christie

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT · 679 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to grasshopper2

    “it’s easier to said Yes than no, when No is what is needed”

    “tonite we are going to choose respect over love”

    Chris Chistie

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:41:37 PM PDT · 672 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to Girlene

    “There are times inyour life when you have to chose between being loved and being respected” - Christie quoting his Mom

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT · 539 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to KansasGirl

    She’s lovely! Gos bless her!

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT · 289 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to onyx

    “We need to think about the next generation - not the next election!”

    Yeah, Governor Walker!!

  • Caption Obama on the bus

    04/19/2012 12:17:58 PM PDT · 33 of 49
    grasshopper2 to tumblindice

    President Barack Obama reflects on the past three years while listening to Susan Boyle on his IPod.

    ♫ I dreamed a dream in time gone by

    When hope was high

    And life worth living

    I dreamed that love would never die

    I dreamed that God would be forgiving….

  • Caption Obama on the bus

    04/19/2012 11:50:00 AM PDT · 27 of 49
    grasshopper2 to Lucky9teen
    Obama waits for his security detail to return from a hooker break.
  • Woman Questioned in Kidnapping, Shooting (Murdered mother, snatched baby)

    04/18/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT · 24 of 62
    grasshopper2 to rightwingintelligentsia

    According to this article from ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/US/baby-keegan-schuchardt-kidnapping-suspect-facing-capital-charges/story?id=16160951 the murderer/kidnapper is 30 years old and already has three children ages 16, 10, and 6.

    She was 14 when she gave birth to her oldest child. That means she was probably 13 when the child was conceived. Then she went on to give birth two more times spacing each one 6 years apart; and the youngest is now 6.

    In a Houston Chronicle article, http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Woman-charged-with-murder-in-baby-s-abduction-3490769.php it states she is licensed as a “vocational” nurse which I suppose is different from a “registered” nurse.

  • Cat Articulates His Existence (Video)

    04/14/2012 8:15:55 PM PDT · 37 of 45
    grasshopper2 to beaversmom

    Oh! I so relate to this cat. I’m free to leave but the door is sometimes closed. We can’t escape ourselves. LOL! And I’m surrounded by simpletons!!!!! LOL!

    I love this video, especially the part where he turns his head slightly after reading the caption “pay attention to the cat” on the poster. LOL! Really, I laugh so hard every time I watch this.

  • Son: She Didn't Like That I Was Gay (So he stabbed his mom)

    04/05/2012 7:28:27 AM PDT · 37 of 55
    grasshopper2 to rightwingintelligentsia
    I wonder if this kid was emboldened by some of the rhetoric coming from the LGBT community stemming from the Tyler Clementi case in new Jersey. Tyler Clementi was an 18 year old Rutgers freshman who committed suicide his first month of college by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after learning that his roommate had spied on him with a webcam.

    It was later revealed that Tyler had complained that his mother did not accept the fact that he was gay when he came out to his parents days before arriving at Rutgers.

    There has been much criticism of the mother by the LGBT community accusing her of being abusive and hateful almost to the verge of calling her rejection of his gayness a crime in itself while at the same time showing no mercy to the roommate convicted of a hate crime in the case.

    If they could, I think the LGBT community would want to criminalize parental disapproval of gayness. They're starting by assigning shame on the parents and others who fail to accept children who "come out." The next step is to make it a hate-crime to "disapprove."

    The mother in this Arkansas case who was brutally attacked will be attacked a second time by the LGBT extremists who will shame her for failing to accept her son "for who he is" and blame her for practically stabbing herself since her rejection of the boy's gayness forced the boy to try to kill her.

    The kid will walk, the mother will apologize to him for not accepting his gayness and forgive him for trying to kill her and he will forgive her for not accepting him "for what he is." They'll both be on Oprah and it will be the feel good story of the year.

  • Woman unhappy with care at St. Mary's hospital is arrested for trespassing, dies in jail

    03/30/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT · 29 of 49
    grasshopper2 to Sopater
    This story illustrates why it's crucial for sick people to always have a friend or relative accompany them to the hospital. Always bring an advocate. Hospitals are cold impersonal places where the staff is often overworked and where doctors only see what's brought to their attention.

    This woman had 8 or 9 siblings who are now demanding answers. Where were they when their poor sister was alive and needed them? Why, with such a large family, was she homeless? These so-called siblings deserve as much if not more blame for the woman's death as the doctor who cleared her for being arrested.

  • Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying

    03/01/2012 8:37:59 PM PST · 95 of 101
    grasshopper2 to tflabo
    drinking alcohol can raise the Blood Pressure

    Really? All the articles I've read say that wine, especially red wine (which is what he was drinking) actually is good for the heart, you know, the French paradox and all that.

  • (Vanity) Is Sandra Fluke for real?

    03/01/2012 8:18:00 PM PST · 48 of 67
    grasshopper2 to pepsionice
    The only talking points I see....is some kid who is spending $57k a year on tuition, books and room/board, and probably another $12k a year on general expenses (clothing, gas, etc), and she can’t find $30 a month to handle her pills. She probably spends $100 a month just on coffee right now. Once you add up her law school costs....this whole story is bogus.

    I agree she is a plant, except the part about her being rich may not be true since she said she is using the university student health insurance which is strange. She is a full time student (presumably) so she should be on her father's insurance, but she isn't. So, why not? And if she's not on her father's insurance, who is paying her tuition?

    It would seem that she is on some kind of scholarship. So the question is what scholarship does she have?

    To whom is she indebted? Follow the money.

    I feel sorry for her parents. My guess is they are unemployed or on public assistance or she comes from a broken home, or she left home. Regular students from good homes do not behave this way.

    My guess is her benefactors (whoever is paying her tuition) forced her to do this. I fell sorry for her too because she has now ruined her future.

  • Gay woman wants priest relieved of duties after communion

    03/01/2012 6:09:43 AM PST · 58 of 62
    grasshopper2 to Dilbert San Diego
    this was clearly staged, to garner sympathy for the homosexual movement

    I agree that this was staged especially considering the timing (within days of Maryland's gay marriage bill arriving on the governor's desk) and considering the priest(an ardent pro-lifer known for being strict)

    It's hard to believe this woman would use her own mother's requiem Mass for a political end.

    I think we can expect to see more of these staged events by gay activists.

    Just two weeks ago while waiting for my New Jersey bus in the New York bus terminal, there were two men in the line for the bus, sitting on the floor engaging in amorous behavior. When the bus started to board, they left. They were in the line for the New Jersey bus, but they had no intention of boarding the bus.

    Obviously, this was a staged event. These gay men were probably hoping to provoke some of the New Jersey men in the line. I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't an acomplice nearby with a video camera ready.

    The timing of this staged event at the New Jersey bus line was similar to the Maryland funeral event. It was just days before New Jersey Gov. Christie was expected to veto the gay marriage bill. The bus line event happened on a Saturday night, and Christie vetoed the gay marriage bill on Monday morning.

    I think we can expect to see more and more demonstrations like these until all states have legalized gay marriage. The "actors" in these demonstrations are pretending the actions are spontaneous and natural when in fact they are calculated, scripted, staged and possibly videotaped.

  • Georgetown Students Go Broke to Buy Birth Control? Target Sells Pills for $9 Per Month

    02/29/2012 7:18:50 AM PST · 46 of 54
    grasshopper2 to MrB
    Those who plant the seeds of anti-clericism, do so at great risk to the republic.

    And "if" (not an "if" I know) their GOAL is the destruction of the republic to be replaced with something else?

    I think their goal is control and power, control and power, control and power.

    The result, should they succeed, will be the destruction of the republic and a one party system. Religious freedom will be limited to worship in a church building with strict state controls on any religious activity outside an actual approved house of worship, except for Muslims who will get wavers, just like the unions got wavers from Obamacare.

    Religious institutions will be forced out of business due to extreme penalties for failing to comply with Obamacare requirements that conflict with their teachings. Today it is the Catholic Church's institutions being forced to offer contraception. Tomorrow it will be another church or other institution the people in power view as a threat to power that will be forced to violate their teachings or shut down, like forcing the Mormon Church owned institutions to allow the sale of wine or forcing Orthodox Jewish institutions to open on Saturdays and so on until all opposition is controlled and suppressed and fear will prevail and the people will submit and the republic will fade and burn out.

  • Georgetown Students Go Broke to Buy Birth Control? Target Sells Pills for $9 Per Month

    02/29/2012 6:33:25 AM PST · 41 of 54
    grasshopper2 to MrB
    Well, that just goes to show you it’s, once again, not about what the leftist spokesperson says it’s about, but about something else. In this case, it’s forcing YOU to pay for THEIR extramarital sexcapades

    Yes. Plus it's about creating a false choice in the eyes of the easily led: The Republicans (the bishops) want to take away your birth control. They (the bishops, old guys, tea party) want to make birth control illegal!!

    The Democrats will protect your birth control; The Repubs want to take it away.

    It's a false choice but the Democratic Party operatives and their minions in the national press and universities are broadcasting this message to the uninformed and the hysteria is speading on social media. "OMG we need to vote for Obama to save our birth control"

    This is a planned, cultivated and devious plot to discredit the Catholic Church hierarchy and mischaracterize the Republican position on religious freedom.

    We are living in an anti-clerical age, just like during the reign of terror in post revolutionary France, in early 20th century Portugal, and in the period before the Spanish Civil War. In each of these examples, anticlericism resulted in civil wars followed by dictatorships, Napoleon in France, Salazar in Portugal and Franco in Spain.

    History proves that anti-clericism is a very anti-democratic movement and has been fatal to republics.

    Those who plant the seeds of anti-clericism, do so at great risk to the republic.

  • The moment handcuffed woman, 20, was left brain dead after being Tasered for trying to escape police

    02/21/2012 9:21:37 AM PST · 122 of 254
    grasshopper2 to HamiltonJay
    Yes, falling unprotected on the back of your head on concrete because you are tazed and have no motor ability didn’t cause her brain swelling and ultimate death.. No... not at all

    And the fat cop's failure to support her head when she attempted to rise allowing her to crack it on the pavement when she passed out had nothing to do with any further injury. Why should a cop have to bend down to protect a critically injured suspect? It's not like they have any responsibilty to those in their custody ...

    This girl rear ended two vehicles in two separate fender bender crashes. Of course the cop knew there were no injuries and he knew the tiny little girl was unarmed and high on drugs. But he couldn't risk tackling her; she could have punctured his gut with her skinny elbows or poked out his eye with her ribs which were probably protruding from her emaciated frame.

    But he had to stop her to protect society. I mean, she could have borrowed another car from an another acquaintance without permission and committed more fender bender crashes while wearing handcuffs; That's why he had to kill her.

    /sarcasm