Posts by sarasmom

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  • Obama, consumer board to announce new regulations on payday lending

    03/26/2015 7:39:53 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    sarasmom to Chainmail

    I’ve already expended more time than I consider worthwhile, correcting you on the other thread.

  • Everyone is furious about this photo of kids climbing on a Vietnam memorial

    03/26/2015 7:26:21 PM PDT · 88 of 90
    sarasmom to Chainmail
    Despite your private emails and public posts on an unrelated thread, I'm going to attempt to reply to you as politely as possible.

    During my active duty USAF years, 1977-1986, I worked with and associated with many Vietnam war veterans, both combat and those simply combat era.
    Not a lot of “Stolen Valor” attempts were going on during those years.
    I met my friend Sue in 1982. At that time she was the “dependent spouse” of an active duty USAF TSgt.
    I saw photos of her in uniform, numerous scars on her body, and had no reason to doubt any of her “war stories”, because she didn't talk about it often, and I knew by then not to ask ANY combat vet for more details than they cared to freely offer.
    My dependent husband (former USAF) drove her on two occasions to the nearest VA hospital for treatment, bypassing the base hospital.
    She was the correct age, her conversations with me, as an active duty USAF NCO neighbor in base housing, and her general attitude and demeanor added up to the point that I accepted her consistent “war stories”.

    I wouldn't call her a “lady” in same sarcastic way your snarky little comments have added up at this point.

    I am, however, extremely familiar with the attitude.

    My mother actually owned combat boots during the Korean war.
    Both she and my father both wore them on active duty in the USAF in Greenland, where they met. He was an MP, she was a radio operator. Neither called themselves combat veterans.

    I am not a combat veteran.I've also never claimed to be a combat veteran.
    But I am a military veteran.From a family with a long history of proud military service.

    You sir, may take your little hissy fit games elsewhere.

    I have now reached the upper limits of my ability to be polite.

  • Obama, consumer board to announce new regulations on payday lending

    03/25/2015 7:37:56 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    sarasmom to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    It's not a racial thing.

    A quick trip to Amscot can solve a multitude of “liquidity issues” for those who live paycheck to paycheck, as about half the population of the USA does.

    The interest rate is a straight up 10%, plus $1.00.

    Say you need $300.00 to pay your rent, but an unexpected doctors visit or car repair bill cleaned out your tiny savings cushion.
    Kiting a check could get you charged with a crime, fines, and possible jail time, in addition to the bank's insufficient funds fee of $35.00.
    Not to mention the rental late payment fees.

    No bank is going to loan you the money.
    But a payday lender will, and on $300.00, the cost will be $31.00.
    No late rental fees, no risking a bounced check, and no risking criminal charges and possible jail time.
    Any one of the above will typically add up to be much more than $31.00!

    Are the feds going to offer a new ultra-short term loan plan?
    ROTFLMAO!

  • Everyone is furious about this photo of kids climbing on a Vietnam memorial

    03/25/2015 6:36:29 PM PDT · 46 of 90
    sarasmom to Ronald_Magnus

    I’m not “furious” about this snapshot.

    I personally know many male, and a one female combat veterans of the Vietnam War.

    I can very easily imagine my friend Sue, disabled while working as EOD in Vietnam, telling her grandchildren to climb up on that monument, and touch every inch of every face depicted.

    As for myself and my child, no, I would no more allow my child or grandchild to climb on any public statue, any more than I would allow her to touch a strangers car, or walk on a strangers lawn.
    Now ask me about the future grave of Jimmy Carter...and an entirely different family code of conduct would be expected to be applied.

    The children depicted were not urinating on and/or defacing the statue.

    For all anyone here knows, the older child might have just kissed the depiction of the cheek of one of her dead relatives, and the younger child was awaiting her turn.

    Odd that so many people are so very willing to react with outrage, absent any more knowledge than a single snapshot, and a headline...

    My friend Sue, wounded in Vietnam, but not officially a “combat veteran”, since women were not allowed in combat back then(LOL) is dead now, but I can easily imagine her with a double middle finger salute to those who imagine they are reverently honoring her “service” in Vietnam.

    Just stating my opinion.
    And I am certain, Sue’s.

  • 'No Blacks' Chinese Restaurant Shut Down in Kenya

    03/25/2015 5:17:09 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    sarasmom to nickcarraway

    Apparently, it’s not a licensed restaurant, in Kenya.

    No word yet on the legal immigration status of the owner and workers, in Kenya.

  • Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare

    03/24/2015 5:57:34 PM PDT · 124 of 246
    sarasmom to PapaNew
    err...you are aware of the current USSC case that should have been decided in about 15 minutes last October, right?

    The one where all the 34-36 states who intentionally “declined” to set up State “exchanges” are awaiting a decision from the nine black robed ones...on the legality of the Federal exchange/tax subsidies.

    The USSC upheld that states could refuse to expand Medicaid as envisioned under the ACA.

    The death blow to Obamacare, and possibly the IRS, is expected in June.

    Frankly I am enraged that “our elected representatives” haven't shut down the entire Federal government,with the sole exemption of the DOD, until this issue is resolved.

  • One dead, two shot in 17-person battle in Walmart parking lot

    03/24/2015 4:52:59 PM PDT · 13 of 58
    sarasmom to gaijin
    Yeah, they (the family group) appear to be fully Caucasian.

    This should be interesting.
    Bookmark.

  • College player dismissed from team following offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

    03/24/2015 4:46:55 PM PDT · 73 of 75
    sarasmom to Hulka

    Which aircraft did you fly, during your voluntary USAF service?

  • College player dismissed from team following offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

    03/23/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · 71 of 75
    sarasmom to Hulka
    I refuted your point.

    You refuse to acknowledge that there existed and still exists, petty little groups of self-important bureaucrats who think they can just game candidate scores at will.

    It happens in all trades and professions.
    It's called internal corruption.
    I've seen in it action in the USAF and in both K-12 and higher education, and also in private business.
    I've heard of it happening in all walks of life, including our justice system.

    Were you personally offended that you were told to cut the crap, and make absolutely certain you and your peers did nothing to skew “her” training and test results?
    Tough.
    If it was not already widely known at command level that certain people in your unit were heavily suspected of playing games, and skating disciplinary action with a tiny bit of plausible denial, you wouldn't have been gathered into an auditorium as an entire unit, for a cautionary warning to do your damn job. I "annoyed" several ground crews going through IG inspections, by reporting unauthorized shortcuts and screw-ups, that directly put "my" pilots in unnecessary physical danger during peacetime flight training evaluations. I completely understand your stated position. I also reject it.

  • College player dismissed from team following offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

    03/22/2015 4:59:21 PM PDT · 58 of 75
    sarasmom to Hulka
    “There are many more instances of such nonsense. I am tired of such double-standards.”

    LOL!

    Having worked directly with operational aircrew members and ground support,I can understand why a specific base may have needed to be reminded formally that on-time and professional work was going to be critical, it was going to be watched under a microscope, and no petty sabotage bs attempts/games were going to be tolerated!

    Few men ever made the final cut.
    Exponentially even fewer women will, given the physical skills and strength requirements, not to mention the professional desire to compete for the position.

  • Possible terrorist attack at New Orleans Airport

    03/20/2015 8:50:17 PM PDT · 181 of 214
    sarasmom to sport

    That’s not true.

    It is against the law to use “it” as an offensive chemical weapon.

  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/20/2015 8:16:46 PM PDT · 6 of 36
    sarasmom to lowbridge

    He’s trying to block conservatives, and party platform Republicans from gaining momentum and/or the nomination for POTUS.

    He doesn’t much care about the actual outcome of the 2016 POTUS election, very much like the past two Republican candidates.

    As long as a NWO progressive wins, he and his low info supporters will laugh all the way to the bank...

  • Family Pulls Daughter from School After ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Included in Event

    03/19/2015 7:12:01 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    sarasmom to lormand
    Frankly, I don't have a problem with resetting racial politics back several generations.

    I'm pretty sure I am not alone in attempting to judge people by their character, instead of their skin color.

    There was a pretty large majority of people, of all races, who thought that was logical, fair, and something worth expending extra effort to achieve.

    I refuse to blame all my fellow citizens,some of whom are black, for the sickening antics of progressive communist Democrats.

    So 98% of black Democrats voted for a black Democrat.
    Duh.
    98% of white Democrats also voted for the black Democrat.
    (some say 115% of them did, but that's another story)

    Less than 50% of eligible voters, bothered to vote.

    No reliable statistical racial breakdown is ever given for the large “none of the above” non-voting group.

  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/19/2015 6:38:27 PM PDT · 37 of 37
    sarasmom to A Formerly Proud Canadian

    Your reply is noted, and will be judged on it’s merits.

    Have a nice day!

  • California Announces $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Package

    03/19/2015 6:00:24 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    sarasmom

    Florida went through this recently.
    It’s called a severe drought.

    It’s a continuous rolling condition, planet wide in scale.

  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/19/2015 5:31:51 PM PDT · 35 of 37
    sarasmom to A Formerly Proud Canadian
    Israel is the unquestioned historical homeland for people who can trace their Jewish ancestry.

    Since 1948 through today, Jewish people from all over the world are “herded” to Israel, both by government force and by fear.

    Nobody has ever explained to me why, amidst all the tribes in the world, Europeans and Middle Easterners always tend to blame the “jews” for all human dysfunction.

  • The $5 Trillion Debt: Do white Americans owe their black neighbors for slavery?

    03/18/2015 7:58:49 PM PDT · 48 of 98
    sarasmom to 2ndDivisionVet

    They should go after their ancestors neighbors for civil reparations!
    The ones who actually sold their ancestors into slavery.
    I would be perfectly willing to support a mass taxpayer paid lot of tickets back to the scene of the original crimes, as long as it was one way, and completely voluntary.

    I think that was offered after the USA Civil War, and there were very few takers.

  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/18/2015 7:29:45 PM PDT · 26 of 37
    sarasmom to A Formerly Proud Canadian

    I could support that.

    That is probably the only “solution” that has a real chance, given the region and populations involved.

    From my distinctly USA mixed raced citizen viewpoint: Israel is the designated “reservation” where the Jewish people were forcibly herded, from all over the world.

    Unlike other similar (from my viewpoint) tribes, they flourished in a desert, against all odds.
    And they continue to succeed in a seemingly never ending fight for their basic human rights.

    If other people stopped attacking them, there wouldn’t be a problem.

  • Three killed in Stockton drive-by shooting are identified

    03/18/2015 5:45:36 PM PDT · 3 of 6
    sarasmom to artichokegrower

    Another Obama “shovel ready jobs program” ?

    Justice News
    Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Attorney General Holder Announces the First Six Pilot Sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

    As part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect, Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. This $4.75 million initiative will seek to assess the police-community relationship in each of the six pilot sites, as well as develop a detailed site-specific plan that will enhance procedural justice, reduce bias and support reconciliation in communities where trust has been eroded.

    The six pilot sites announced Thursday are Birmingham, Alabama; Ft. Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stockton, California.

    “The Department of Justice is committed to using innovative strategies to enhance procedural justice, reduce bias and support reconciliation in communities where trust has been eroded,” said Attorney General Holder. “By helping to develop programs that serve their own diverse experiences and environments, these selected cities will serve on the leading edge of our effort to confront pressing issues in communities around the country.”

    Attorney General Holder also announced that the Department of Justice is providing additional training and technical assistance to police departments and communities that are not pilot sites. Through the Office of Justice Program’s Diagnostic Center (www.OJPDiagnosticCenter.org [external link]), police departments and community groups can request training, peer mentoring, expert consultation and other types of assistance on implicit bias, procedural justice and racial reconciliation. Additionally, the initiative launched a new online clearinghouse that includes up-to-date information about what works to build trust between citizens and law enforcement. The clearinghouse can be found at www.trustandjustice.org [external link].

    “Restoring trust where it has eroded is one of the defining public safety challenges of our day,” said Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason of the Office of Justice Programs. “Trust-building is the responsibility of the police and the community, and the National Initiative’s goal is to build the bridge that will define a new era in public safety.”

    The Justice Department established the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice as part President Obama’s groundbreaking launch of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to create opportunities for all young people in this country—regardless of their background—to improve their lives and reach their full potential.

    The three-year grant has been awarded to a consortium of national law enforcement experts from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Yale Law School, the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA and the Urban Institute. The initiative is guided by a board of advisors which includes national leaders from law enforcement, academia and faith-based groups, as well as community stakeholders and civil rights advocates. In a holistic approach, the initiative simultaneously addresses the tenets of procedural justice, reducing implicit bias and facilitating racial reconciliation. The initiative complements and is advised by other Justice Department components such as the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office on Violence Against Women, the Civil Rights Division and the Community Relations Service.

  • (FL) Bill allowing guns on campus one step closer to law *FREEP THIS POLL!*

    03/17/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    sarasmom to George from New England
    OTOH, by virtue of my previous military service, should I ever deign to apply for a CCW “permit”, I am exempt from the requirement to have a weapons training class. LOL!

    Since I am over 50, I also remember a time when it was legal for me to “drink alcohol” in my home state, as a civilian, but it became illegal to drink “off base”, in other states where I was stationed, before I was 21 years old.

    Different States,different laws.
    Even at 19 years old, I understood that concept.

    As to CCW permits: bars, banks, government offices/courts/prisons and post office's are generally places where legal CCW holders were “forbidden” to carry concealed weapons.
    I've always had a schadenfreude type reaction because of those “legal proscriptions”.
    As if any normally law abiding citizens who exerted themselves to the point to get an actual permit to conceal carry weapons were threats to those places.

    ROTFLMAO!

  • Pope Francis Asks Churches Worldwide to Offer 24-Hour Confession This Friday

    03/13/2015 5:59:12 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    sarasmom to livius; ottbmare

    Thank you both, for your replies.

    As I previously stated, I am not a Catholic.

    It seems that the Catholic Church has changed a great deal from my admittedly limited knowledge of it, as a close friend of a few self-professed devout followers, spanning several decades.

  • Pope Francis Asks Churches Worldwide to Offer 24-Hour Confession This Friday

    03/12/2015 4:01:57 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    sarasmom to Cicero

    Thank you for your reply.

    I had false assumptions, regarding the nature of Catholic confessionals.I thought is was more a 24/7 type spiritual opportunity.

  • State, county police take over Ferguson protest security after shooting

    03/12/2015 3:49:39 PM PDT · 17 of 32
    sarasmom to fwdude

    Certain people will be watching to see who signs on as replacements.

    It’s not like “they” can actually keep it secret, right? LOL!

  • Prayer Request

    03/12/2015 3:43:48 PM PDT · 10 of 42
    sarasmom to US Navy Vet

    Ask the current cleaning contract staff members.

    The majority of them are probably still current low level active duty and/or former high security clearance holders, and they know where all the best/worst hiding places are...

    You can deem it a miracle, later...

  • Pope Francis Asks Churches Worldwide to Offer 24-Hour Confession This Friday

    03/12/2015 3:33:10 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    sarasmom to Cicero

    I learn something new every day!

    When did the Catholic Church begin strictly scheduling “confession” ?

    (I’m not Catholic, nor am I bashing it, I ask to cure my ignorance)

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    03/12/2015 3:15:59 PM PDT · 158 of 159
    sarasmom to Chainmail

    I read it.

    Did you have a point that ties back to this topic, and my comments on it?
    I vote in every instance there is a local, state and federal opportunity to do so.

    The abysmal numbers in voter turnout for “local” elections, which include district school board members and administrators, is one reason I tied myself to the TEA party.

    In my own city of several tens of thousands of voters, mere hundreds turn out to vote on these very basic and important elections regarding the direction of local public schools.

    If really you care, vote.

  • Feminist Desperation

    03/09/2015 6:26:09 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    sarasmom to Kaslin

    “The “leftist” feminist movement” is a useless and toothless organization.

    Generations of women fought hard for equal human civil rights in the USA.
    We won!

    The vast majority of the daughters and grand daughters of those women have assumed their positions as free and equal citizens, and have carried on to live their lives.
    Raising our daughters, and also our sons, to assume their free rights, duties, and responsibilities as equals, under the law, in our society.

    A certain segment of people will become leftists.
    I can’t explain it other than as a mental disorder.
    It seems to equally affect males and females, and is generally about 30% of any given population in the USA.

    Most eventually grow out of it.

    But I refuse to grouped into a minority, as a woman, just because a tiny group of ineffectual and useless leftists claim to have my support.
    They do not.
    Any more than any one group can claim to be the male party!

  • Students Fill Wisconsin Capitol to Protest Robinson Shooting

    03/09/2015 5:39:51 PM PDT · 29 of 40
    sarasmom to VideoDoctor
    Because it's being ginned up by “students” at local colleges?

    Almost all of the cops killed in the line of duty in my county in Florida have been killed by young black males.
    (As have most of all the old and young males and females, white, black and other)

    We the people, tend to wait a few weeks, around here, for more information, before anyone starts to “protest”.
    Unless the feds and/or the BGI smell a political gain, and try to subvert the course of justice.

    And even then, they have to pay to bus the rich yankee college students in for the protests!

  • Q-poll: Fox News Edges Other Networks in Trustworthiness

    03/09/2015 4:53:08 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    sarasmom to Kaslin

    Fox has two channels/slots on my local cable system lineup.

    There is a huge difference between FNC- the 24 hour entity with all the talking heads and political pundits, and the local FOX news affiliate, with scheduled local and state news and weather coverage, with a dash of national and international news.

    As a news junkie, I have my own preferences for straight talk on various news topics, based on experience with the various sources.

    I have a remote control, and I frequently use it! LOL

  • Garbage Man Sentenced To 30 DAYS IN JAIL For Picking Up Trash Too Early [VIDEO]

    03/07/2015 5:44:43 PM PST · 19 of 37
    sarasmom to factoryrat

    I don’t think you completely comprehend the situation.

    Don’t take my comment as a slur against your intellect.
    It is meant to be a warning that when something in the news doesn’t sound logical, it just might mean there are competing interests at play!

    The rest of the story has only partly come out, to date.
    Wait a few more days...
    As Paul Harvey said in every radio broadcast:
    “Now you know the rest of the story.”

  • White House scrambles to answer when they learned of Clinton email habits

    03/06/2015 8:02:33 PM PST · 23 of 33
    sarasmom to Jim Robinson
    Doesn't the NSA have all the records of every email from everyone?

    Easy solution for any “inadvertent” mistakes made by any government employee who ever made any error in official record keeping.

    Would take about 15 minutes (at most, LOL) to bring up all activity from any related IP address(es).

    Might take a week for a select team to filter out any truly private, personal emails, before there is a large document dump.

    Might take another week to group everything into cross-referenced date/subject/topic searchable data files.

    Lots of very experienced USA IT workers out of work right now...

  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/06/2015 7:41:03 PM PST · 44 of 45
    sarasmom to Ken H
    When did we (Floridians) do that???

    The FL electorate shot down the most recent popular vote attempt at legalizing “medical marijuana”.

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Florida for a while. The strain is called “Charlottes Web”.
    It has little to no recreational use value.

    Morgan & Morgan, and numerous “politically connected” potential monopolistic industry speculators” in property/greenhouse operations were very upset about the whole thing!

    Florida voters decided not to create another heavily regulated, government controlled, restricted market for a plant that anyone can easily grow themselves.

    Floridians voted against a cynical attempt to preemptively re-regulate cannabis by designating it a medically controlled substance, since that would also keep all hemp plants under strict government control.

    You would be surprised at the number of citizens who would vote for 100% deregulation for personal cultivation and use of marijuana.

    If you weren't in on the whole profitable tax it and regulate it scheme in the first place!

  • Holder Vindicates Darren Wilson: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Never Happened

    03/05/2015 6:28:56 PM PST · 23 of 26
    sarasmom to tumblindice

    Did you buy the fraud?

    Do you personally know/associate with/support any individuals who “bought the fraud”?

    I’m a citizen of the USA. I didn’t buy the fraud.
    America is a generic term for a geographical area of the globe.
    There is a North America, Central America and South America.
    Assorted nearby Island nations are also deemed “American”.

    http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/america.htm

    Who was suckered? ROTFLMAO!

  • Sheriff Judd: Suspect in police shootout has ties to sheriff's office

    03/04/2015 7:58:01 PM PST · 8 of 9
    sarasmom to DocRock

    Thanks for the updates!

  • Sheriff Judd: Suspect in police shootout has ties to sheriff's office

    03/04/2015 6:59:16 PM PST · 5 of 9
    sarasmom to DocRock
    True.

    But it looks like it was mostly city, not county LEOs involved.
    I could be wrong, and not a lot of information is available locally right now, other than no LEOs are dead, and neither is the perp.

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    03/04/2015 6:39:25 PM PST · 152 of 159
    sarasmom to Chainmail

    My experience is very recent, and also ongoing.
    Yours?

    You OTOH, seem to be relying primarily on the B&Ms/ horror stories of your (teacher)relatives.

    In my recorded experience as an active and concerned parent, in four different Counties, involving two States over a 12 year span:
    My formal complaints/actions against curriculum is 0, against individual teachers is 3, against administrative, non-instructional related school policies or lack thereof, is well over 20.

    Yes, I do believe that most children, in most public K-12 schools are offered adequate instruction in math and science.
    I also believe that absent direct and active parental support and involvement in public education at the individual school and individual student level, serious non-instructional related problems will breed and multiply.

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/28/2015 5:30:23 PM PST · 147 of 159
    sarasmom to Chainmail

    “The bottom end jobs that used to allow our kids to avoid STEM subjects”

    I have to laugh at your words above!

    All the professions I described have always required special technical skills and advanced subject knowledge.To advance in those fields, has always meant continuous upgrading of skills and knowledge.
    It also requires an ability to apply all that knowledge!

    I’m certain you must have experienced faulty GPS guidance, software glitches,or sporadically unreliable sensors.

    Did your tech support/engineering staff let the entire company shut down for days, while analyzing the glitch, or did your facility manager just reboot the system and carry on?

    The entire world benefits from the research efforts of savants in science, technology, engineering and math.

    All the STEM research in the world is wasted, unless it can eventually be applied by generalists, to actual physical functions.
    Basic science, technology, engineering and math has always been taught in western societies, who value education for all.

    I would no more force my child towards becoming a scientist if she had exhibited no aptitude for the specialty, than I would encourage her to become a dancer, if she had no interest in that direction.

    I did make certain she was exposed to every possible field and to understand that everyone is capable of expertise at something, it is merely a matter of finding your own niche, and building upon it.

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/27/2015 6:51:53 PM PST · 71 of 159
    sarasmom to Chainmail
    Right...
    Right up until the power shuts off, or the pipes burst, or the bridge falls,or the road degrades,again, or the drought comes etc.

    Meanwhile our government is intent on busily importing more cheap foreign tech workers, although all those millions of USA citizens who follow(ed) your advice now, and decades ago, are being laid off, or are working in retail sales or service positions.

    And all those formerly mid-level to high paying, blue collar physical labor intensive skills, are sub-contracted to illiterate cheap foreign legal/illegal employees, even though buildings and bridges now fall down, pipes aren't laid properly, the food supply is riddled with dangerous QC issues from seed to consumption, (again, etc...)

    SMH.

  • Scott Walker Is Trying to Woo CPAC. And It's Working.

    02/26/2015 6:46:22 PM PST · 6 of 90
    sarasmom to goldstategop
    Jeb is positioning himself to be the VP on the Democrat ticket.

    I think he likely has a lock on that.

  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    02/25/2015 6:54:00 PM PST · 23 of 25
    sarasmom to catnipman
    And other “right to work” states look at government unions with absolute horror, and are not very supportive of private industry unions, as they exist today.

    There was a time, when there were no labor laws, that Unions were widely supported, and played a critical role in getting state and federal labor laws and standards passed.

    Now the Unions are actively advocating against labor laws, immigration laws, and against their own members.

    It was a good thing to make it mandatory for employers to pay time and a half for over 40 hours worked a week.

    It is a bad thing that many Union members must now work scheduled mandatory overtime hours, on a consistent and routine weekly basis, until they qualify for medical disability...

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, but lets add in another level of payola and political corruption!

    A stroke of the pen allowed government employees to form unions, another stroke of that same pen will clean it up.

  • UK stuns Europe by sending troops to Ukraine

    02/24/2015 7:08:39 PM PST · 13 of 16
    sarasmom to Gunslingr3
    Very true.

    And serious questions remain regarding exactly “who” helped orchestrate this particular coup.

    Was it the US, the EU, both, or someone else?

  • Message From a Pro Gay Marriage Heterosexual Republican

    02/23/2015 6:54:11 PM PST · 36 of 50
    sarasmom to Harmless Teddy Bear
    True, and what many have been saying for years!
  • This man is not a “moderate”: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:17:24 PM PST · 75 of 76
    sarasmom to Billthedrill

    LOL!

    Thanks, I needed that!

  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 6:06:58 PM PST · 21 of 29
    sarasmom to Husker24
    It's not sovereign tribal land.

    They don't get any special property investment rights outside of their treaty tribal lands.

  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 6:01:40 PM PST · 20 of 29
    sarasmom to 2ndDivisionVet
    This is total BS.
    The “tribe” named is a Creek tribe, based in Alabama, not Florida.

    No “Federal Treaty” tribal land rights in Florida, as far as I can tell, for that particular group.

    No law against them buying Florida property, but that property is not “reservation property”, it's simply investment property, and not given special tribal legal exemptions, just because the tribe might now own it.

  • CNN Contributor: ‘I’m Gay. And I Want My Kid To Be Gay, Too’

    02/22/2015 5:19:55 PM PST · 48 of 70
    sarasmom to Sons of Union Vets
    Kohn sounds pretty sick to me.

    She appears to want to nurture/encourage her daughter into homosexuality.
    That would seem to negate the whole idea that homosexuals are born, and are a normal, naturally occurring genetic minority.
    Much like albinos, autism, or a variety of other genetic deviance's from the majority “normal/healthy” spectrum.

    So is it nature or nurture?

  • Great Scott, What Is the Florida Governor Thinking?

    02/20/2015 7:03:20 PM PST · 35 of 35
    sarasmom to TexasGator
    You have much more patience than I can muster!

    The filthy corruption of many county election officials throughout Florida is an open secret.

    Cleaning it up is a long ugly process, and it's being fought against by every government teat sucking partisan employee hack throughout the entire political spectrum!

    And that's just one segment of government!

    So....purge the rolls tomorrow!

  • prayer request for freeper

    02/20/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · 16 of 62
    sarasmom to SisterK

    Prayers sent.

  • Tea Party News Network Staffers Resign en Masse, Citing ‘Despicable Practices’

    02/19/2015 9:35:44 PM PST · 13 of 42
    sarasmom to Whenifhow
    LOL!
    Members of the TEA party have never approved any particular official political leaders or affiliation with any specific political enterprises, of any kind, especially those that call themselves “TEA party” organizations.

    It is pretty hilarious though, watching those who don't truly understand the concept, miss the entire point of our self-proclaimed existence!

  • Judge Rules Against Grandma Florist For Refusing To Service Gay Wedding

    02/19/2015 8:58:37 PM PST · 45 of 68
    sarasmom to Nea Wood
    Tell me Nea Wood, if you would support a law that forces a pizza company to deliver a pizza to an active crime zone?

    God forbid a business owner ever tells any potential customer NO.
    “We won't do what you request”, so just sue me, and let the government decide if you can force me to comply with your unreasonable request for personal service.

    Nea Wood, I don't care if the baker, florist, photographer, caterer or venue hall coordinator is Christian or not.
    They, the service providers, have the right to refuse service to anyone.
    Nor do I believe Christians in particular should be singled out and forced to associate against their will, with customers they do not wish to do business with, nor should there be any need to provide any explanation or excuse for the refusal to contract custom services.

    Want to buy a cake from a bakery store?
    No indications that any bakery in the USA has ever refused to sell a cake to anyone who walks into the store, and also no indication any baker/clerk has asked what sexual orientation the customer prefers to practice, before they sell the cake, or asks or cares what they plan to do with it.

    Want a custom cake, and the bakery to arrange for delivery and cake set up?
    Expect a few questions, and a possible refusal of service, for whatever reason, or for no obvious reason at all.

    This is where Christians should applaud secular laws.
    You need not ever compromise your faith, or lie, in order to comply with your faith.