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Posts by Trentamj

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  • Traitor to His Class ... Trump's embrace of a tangible American nationalism

    08/30/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · 59 of 69
    Trentamj to Gene Eric
    "In some ways, Trump is the most serious candidate in the race."

    This is hardly a Trump-bashing article!
  • Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust

    08/23/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · 86 of 95
    Trentamj to Impala64ssa
    I thought that all of the oven-jumping/self-loathing Jews were dispatched back during World War II. Ms. Portman's statement just proves my belief to be unfounded, I'm afraid.
  • Obamacare's side effects: Fewer uninsured, better health (AMA study)

    08/01/2015 8:45:44 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    Trentamj to lowbridge
    Considering the fact that the American Medical Association (AMA) has been in bed with the current Administration since the very first day the Oval Office submitted the Affordable Care Act (AKA: Obamacare) legislation to the Senate via Harry Reid, this group had no claim whatsoever to either objectivity, or honest brokership. Therefore, the resulting persuasiveness of this article is like that of a rattlesnake's, if said slitherer were to try to talk up the benefits of neurotoxins (that is, if that rattlesnake were able to speak, or write, or could somehow otherwise engage in conceptual-level mental activity).
  • Donald Trump’s surge is all about less-educated Americans

    07/28/2015 8:16:08 AM PDT · 105 of 134
    Trentamj to Trentamj
    Dear Jenell:
    Donald Trump is the mirror-image of your hero, Zero, but given your career devoted to seeing everything through an exclusively-racist prism, I am not at all surprised that you missed this blindingly-obvious truth.
  • Donald Trump’s surge is all about less-educated Americans

    07/28/2015 8:03:09 AM PDT · 102 of 134
    Trentamj to GoneSalt
    Dear, Trump is the mirror-image of your hero, Zero, witch!
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 7:12:12 AM PDT · 42 of 50
    Trentamj to nickcarraway
    I don't believe that CAIR, or any other islamist group, is going to view Gore's remarks as anything but a "non-apology" apology. However, the jihadists will gladly accept any victory that defeatists might hand them by going along with the canard that Gore offered a real mea culpa. You know, it would be so nice if some of our friends on The Right would exercise a little more discernment when they assess people's remarks, especially before they issue public responses, as they tend to confirm all the negative stereotypes about people on The Right lacking wit and discernment.
  • Europeans think American’s “addiction” to air conditioning is “stupid”

    07/23/2015 7:39:59 AM PDT · 33 of 157
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    I think that people who believe that a daily shower or bath is optional or excessive are stupid. I believe that people who tolerate carpet-biting racist dictators of militarily-advanced nations in their midst, and then have to call for help from across the ocean are espcially stupid, and need to shut up for at least 1,000 years, except to say: "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
  • Little People of America fed up with Illinois high school's nickname

    07/14/2015 3:49:42 PM PDT · 114 of 116
    Trentamj to Graybeard58
    I see this story as just another instance of another group of small-minded people finding a platform from which to grouse about their personal grievances. If the name of this sports team, "Mighty Midgets," was ever intended to demean little people, than the complainers might have a point (albeit a small one); however, I think that their pettiness calls for more for a psychotherapist, than a journalist.
  • Pope Francis Confesses He Knows Little about the Economy

    07/14/2015 8:53:41 AM PDT · 38 of 42
    Trentamj to E. Pluribus Unum
    It's okay for the Pope to not be a Milton Friedman, or even a Paul Krugman, inasmuch as these folks spent as much time becoming prominent economists as Jorge Bergoglio spent to become a priest...Oh wait, you say that Friedman and Krugman invested more time and effort going to school and teaching in order to become economists than Good 'ole George spent in seminary: Who would have thought it? But that's okay, at least in seminary Brother Bergoglio learned something about the Seven Deadly Sins, like Pride and Envy...Oh, wait! You say that Bergoglio did not learn about what?
  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · 376 of 615
    Trentamj to Johnny Navarone
    At this point, I foresee just three future possibilities with regard to citizens responding to the latest depredations of a lawless Fed:

    1. Recission, or rejection of any and all odious and unjust Federal Laws by the States.

    2. Holding an Article V Convention for the purpose of restoring power to the States, and also circumscribing the scope of Judicial Review, as claimed for the Judiciary by Chief Justice John Marshall in Marbury v. Madison in 1803.

    3. Secession, or the breaking-away by some States to form a separate independent nation, because this time, the slavery-shoe will be on the other foot (that is: The Federal Government)!

    I arranged the above-listed options in order of increasing radicalism. One of the above series of events must come to be, otherwise we will have ceased to be citizens, and must then recognize ourselves as mere subjects, or slaves, of the almighty government.

  • Where Pope Francis Goes Horribly Wrong With His Economics

    06/20/2015 9:39:07 AM PDT · 16 of 24
    Trentamj to ConservativeMan55

    Frankie had better knock it off with his silly political kibitzing off if he doesn’t want to create a schism of the same magnitude which divided Western/Roman and Orthodox/Eastern Christianity back in 1054 AD, that bonehead!

  • New York Times Op-Ed: Stop Revering the Magna Carta

    06/15/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · 20 of 51
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Boy oh boy! Doesn't it just blow that the authors of the Magna Carta were never as advanced and enlightened as the publishers of New York Times? What a drag it must be, as a junior philosopher-king, for Li'l Tommy to be tasked with talking down to the rest of us unwashed folk! My heart just bleeds.
  • Why WWII Didn't End Sooner

    06/11/2015 7:55:41 AM PDT · 45 of 126
    Trentamj to Kaslin
    Spinning hypotheticals regarding alternative WWII event-sequences has long been a favorite activity of both myself, as well as many of my oldest friends. General Montgomery has long been regarded as insufferably vain, as well as limited in military acumen. Eisenhower's position as Supreme Commander is better understood in terms of him being the in loco parentis, or the European proxy for the President of the United States. As such, many of Ike's decisions turned on political, rather than merely military factors.

    Ever since Abraham Lincoln starting changing his top generals as often as he changed his socks during the US Civil War, every United States President expects a commensurate prerogative to micro-manage ongoing military operations. FDR was not about to let a mere 4,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean keep him from having a major say in how Germany was to be defeated. Eisenhower was NOT selected for either his strategic or tactical genius (geniuses being a dime a dozen); instead, Eisenhower was selected because he could be TRUSTED to enact the political will of Washington DC without letting his ego get in the way. Say what you will about Ike, when it came to being a personality, he was essentially EGO-LESS in comparison to Patton, Montgomery, and even Omar Bradley.

  • The Liberal Arts Are Dead; Long Live STEM

    06/02/2015 11:51:39 AM PDT · 23 of 37
    Trentamj to pabianice
    I teach Philosophy at various colleges and universities located somewhere in the Midwest. Although at least one professor in one of my schools exemplifies everything people are concerned about, in terms of endlessly-obsessing over identity and grievance issues, that is not the way course matters are for every instructor or class. Instead, the student needs to choose their courses and instructors carefully, just as they need to carefully select all the other products or services used in their lives. I run my courses (Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics) on both an objective and logical basis with regard to a widely-recognized and firmly-established classical curriculum. My assessments of student work depends on how well my students understand the material, as well as their ability to coherently relate to it, whether they agree with all the points or not.

    While I have no issue with my students expressing points of view which are 180 degrees out of alignment with my own, I do not allow anyone to spout off a merely ignorant or uninformed opinion, as such an action will result in someone having his or her ideas exposed as both logic and fact-challenged. Some can take this little bit of "real world" analysis well, and some don't; regardless, I firmly believe that everyone learns something from this process, and the process of learning is not a purely pleasant one, especially in its initial, or beginning stages.

  • Well done, Rand Paul. The faster we rid ourselves of the Patriot Act, the better.

    06/01/2015 6:32:19 PM PDT · 23 of 29
    Trentamj to Sean_Anthony

    When first enacted under George W. Bush, the Patriot Act was fine, because it was directed against people of hostile interests to the security of the USA, especially members of Islamic terrorists, such as Al-Queda. However, under Barack Hussein Obama, the Patriot Act was re-directed to go after those citizens whose interests were foreign to the Democratic Party interests, or conservative/Tea Party types. Given its potential for political abuse and/or tyranny (as amply-demonstrated by the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue) the Patriot Act it is better that this flawed law is left to lapse, and it must be admitted that Senator Rand Paul has performed a patriotic service for us all.

  • How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    05/22/2015 6:49:13 AM PDT · 21 of 47
    Trentamj to Cincinatus' Wife
    Holy Schaudenfreude Batman! This headline sure does send a tingle up my leg!
  • Poll: Most Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty for Marathon Bomber

    05/16/2015 7:45:27 AM PDT · 56 of 59
    Trentamj to nickcarraway

    Depending upon how one selects polling respondents as well as how one phrases the polling questions, one can skew the results into being whatever answers the polling-sponsor’s little heart desires. After all, everyone who is anyone knows that there are just three kinds of lies:

    1. Lies
    2. Damn Lies
    3. Polls

  • Conservative Pundits For Sharia? Why do we tolerate pundits who tell us not to criticize Islam?

    05/07/2015 8:48:43 AM PDT · 29 of 48
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Whenever anyone like Ms. Geller is questioned about being "too provocative" toward Moslems, she and everyone else in her situation ought to refuse to accept the audacious assumption that Islam is a religion, just like any other, rather than human history's premiere ideology of conquest that us camouflaged in religious clothing, as it has been since the 7th-century AD. People then could begin to properly discuss Islam in proper terms as a member of the same class of governing systems occupied by: Tyranny, Dictatorship, Totalitarianism, Nazism, and Marxism, which are, one and all, implacable enemies of the Open (meaning: Free) Society.
  • Porn is fuelling a new, violent sexual ideology in our teens. It has to stop.

    04/29/2015 9:04:54 AM PDT · 35 of 141
    Trentamj to wagglebee

    Pornography is but a symptom of a culture that has drunk far too deeply from the poisoned well of relativism, or the belief that morality is in the eye of the beholder. When parents surrendered their moral authority to the Media Culture, it was only a matter of time before their children’s behavior, values, and health would sink to the very lowest common denominator. If parents truly loved their children, then they would STOP being their pals, and start to protect and guide them instead.

  • Poll: 57% of “very religious” Americans say businesses shouldn’t be able to refuse service to gays

    04/10/2015 12:03:13 PM PDT · 76 of 79
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Thanks to a perverted reading of the Commerce Clause in the United States Constitution, citizens' rights to free association has been gutted whenever those citizens dare to open up so much as a neighborhood lemonade stand. As someone else in this forum has already mentioned, the US Supreme Court misused the Commerce Clause to abrogate the very fundamental constitutional freedom of association in the name of eliminating Jim Crow Laws. The original Federal Court rulings strictly applied to those businesses whose custom depended on Federally-supported transportation infrastructures, such as US Highways, or train stations supporting interstate commerce. Businesses, such as bus systems, restaurants, hotels, and drugstores benefitting from Federal infrastructure were the only intended targets of this very obvious infringement on peoples' rights by judicial fiat, and that solely for the purpose of ensuring that all United States citizens would be ensured access to the life-basics of food, clothing, and shelter. Now, the last time that I checked, a wedding cake and floral spray do not counts as life-basics, and therefore, are not sufficient reasons to trample upon citizens' freedom of association or, just as importantly, non-association.
  • How Much Has the RFRA Actually Hurt Mike Pence?

    04/06/2015 8:06:55 AM PDT · 25 of 54
    Trentamj to Westbrook

    I sent this loser an message through his website pointing out to him that, with regard to preparing to defend Indiana’s original RFRA, he took a rubber-knife to a gunfight, and that his political prospects for the 2016 US Presidential Election are now deader than Disco.

  • Why Is The GOP So Angry At Everything These Days? [written in anger, elitism]

    04/06/2015 8:00:50 AM PDT · 31 of 35
    Trentamj to Cincinatus' Wife
    In a country that is just barely recovering from Leftist-sponsored "Occupy Whatever" anarchy, people who live to disrupt restaurants on Sunday mornings, and property-destroyers in Ferguson, 'ole Barnicle Bill wants to worry about the Right? Earth to Mikey: You are looking at the wrong end of the political spectrum, you genius you!
  • Angry Interneters Descend on Indiana Pizzeria over Religious Freedom Law

    04/02/2015 10:49:48 AM PDT · 57 of 58
    Trentamj to TangledUpInBlue
    Donning my tinfoil hat: Ever since the 2012 US Presidential Election, I have wondered why, publicity-wise, does every piece of toast (that is, news-item) land Leftist-side-up? I mean, I get it that there is left-wing bias and all, but why is it that, for the most part, no media organization has paid the price for essentially ignoring the will of the American people? Yes, I know MSNBC's ratings are in free-fall, and NY Times stock has tanked, but: Why has no major Enemedia institution been shuttered yet?

    The answer to the above question is the same as the answer to the question about the unbelievably-high Dow Jones and NASDAQ index averages: They are inflated due to the Fed's strategic purchasing of key stocks. And since Wall Street crony capitalists are essentially being paid off by the current Administration, it is not at all unlikely that this Administration also financially co-opted the Mandarins of the Media Establishment as well. Simply put: The Enemedia is functioning as an unofficial Ministry of Truth (just to borrow a government bureau-name from George Orwell's novel, 1984).

  • Obama: Type Of Racial Discrimination In Ferguson Police Department Not Isolated

    03/06/2015 9:19:08 AM PST · 31 of 31
    Trentamj to ImJustAnotherOkie
    As long as Obama fails to mention how urban youth have increadingly rendered many shopping malls and downtown areas across the USA into riotous "no-go" zones of lawlessness and looting, I regard everything that he has to say about "racist" cops as somewhere between stupidly one-sided, and cravenly racist. In other words, this man's observation is beneath contempt, especially as it comes from the mouth of the so-called POTUS.
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 8:38:40 AM PST · 56 of 143
    Trentamj to Laissez-faire capitalist
    Nice job having Walker's back, people - not! Did anyone actually examine the logic of Walker's answer? If so, then one would see it for the exploding cigar -aimed at Dems- that it is. If one endeavors to parse the statement: "Anyone who puts his name on the ballot must love his country," then he or she will discover just what a tar-baby of a statement that it is. (If Walker had just caved, as virtually everyone in this board claims, then he would have just simply stated: "Of course, I believe Barack Obama loves his country," and ended this matter simply and cleanly.) If the Dems accept the statement at face-value, then all they have is a ludicrously naïve syllogism which equates being politically active with being patriotic (a trick that only a Republican can pull off); however, if the Dems act on their hate-inspired gut-instincts and dare to attack it, then they risk outing themselves as well as the entire Democratic party (once again, with feeling) as both the cynical and anti-American cretins that they are, this time for all the world to see.
  • Republican power brokers think Scott Walker just isn’t ready. Do they have a point?

    02/27/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · 27 of 96
    Trentamj to MrB

    By the term “ready,” the GOPe mandarins mean that Governor Scott Walker has not yet been assimilated into their Dem-lite/Uniparty Borg.

  • Judge: Religious expression is not protected by the Constitution

    02/23/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · 27 of 76
    Trentamj to yldstrk
    So esteemed Judge Alex: it's all about: "religiously-motivated action" hmm? A point of order here, Oh-So-Enlightened Jurist: Ms. Stutzman is neither John Brown, nor has she attempted to raid Harper's Ferry, you pathetic sad-sack of a jamoke who just happens to rock a black robe, you!
  • Obama’s elementary errors on Islam

    02/20/2015 7:14:30 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Trentamj to COUNTrecount
    I have one "There is an elephant in the room"-type of question regarding Obie's statement about what self-designated Islamic organization is, or is not, Islamic: Who in the Realm of Hades made Barack Obama an imam? As far as I know, the only kind of person who is in a position to post a fatwa touching on Islamic matters is someone who is BOTH a Muslim AND a RELIGIOUS leader, that is, an imam. So, in his pathetic efforts to distance Islam from ISIS/ISIL, Obie has been allowing his Muslim "slip" to show. However, just like his all-too-obvious and all-too-documented detestation of the very idea of the United States of America, very few are anymore likely to call old Sotero out on him being a cultural Muslim then they ever were inclined to name him as a mere American-by-(threadbarely)legal-technicality.
  • Will the Tea Party Abandon Ted Cruz Now That His Teen Pot Experimentation Has Been Exposed?

    02/04/2015 8:00:35 AM PST · 104 of 153
    Trentamj to 2ndDivisionVet
    Glass-house dwellers are not entitled to throw any stones: Next question!
  • No, Conservatives Aren't Really Turning on Sarah Palin

    02/01/2015 8:37:21 AM PST · 23 of 25
    Trentamj to 2ndDivisionVet

    I listened to Palin’s entire speech, and found it to be perfectly understandable. Perhaps it was a bit solopsistic at certain points, but she did also duly serve up some good red meat on both the Enemedia as well as the GOP-establishment. The worst that one can say about Sarah’s Iowa speech is that it was largely a big sloppy wet kiss to Iowans; but then, what should one expect? Iowa is the very first primary state, after all.

  • Is Sarah Palin Too Toxic for 2016?

    01/26/2015 9:47:00 AM PST · 64 of 102
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Like many in this discussion, I too believed that Sarah Palin's best time to run for President of the United States of America was in 2012 and, in a normal world, the 2012 Republican Party US Presidential nomination should have been hers for the taking. If Ronald Reagan was in her shoes, he would have run in 2012; however, Reagan was a male, and Sarah Palin was both a woman and a mother. As insulting as the Left was to Reagan, it never was as pornographically vile toward him as it was toward Palin, as the Alinsky-based Politics of Personal Destruction had not quite been perfected for Ronnie, as it was for Sarah. The other reality is that Reagan was not a mother, whose instinctive first-priority is to protect her young, upon whom the Left was looking to go wild on at every disgusting opportunity. Now that protecting her children is not as critical an issue as it was four years ago, Sarah Palin just might be ready to stand up to whatever the Left can dish out. Only time will tell.
  • Homeschool Children Seized By Arkansas Authorities Remain in State Custody After Court Hearing

    01/23/2015 5:33:23 PM PST · 28 of 29
    Trentamj to ilovesarah2012

    I homeschool my kids, and because everyone is an unpaid truant officer, the wife and I make darn sure that they stay in the house, and off the street, during regular school hours.

  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 9:09:20 AM PST · 35 of 48
    Trentamj to petercooper

    The fact that today’s kids are much less self-reliant than the ones from my generation (the late 1950s through the 1960s) is a very old story, unfortunately.

  • Obama proposes law that already exists

    01/21/2015 8:49:04 AM PST · 19 of 23
    Trentamj to Moseley
    The only people who watched the SOTU last night were: very-determined policy wonks, Kool-Aid drinkers, Lofo mouth-breathers, and the various idiots across these American Plains who just are too stupid to realize that listening to Obozo's self-adulating and petulant oratory is not (yet) mandatory.
  • Peters: Obama a Physical, Moral and Intellectual Coward that Chose the Side of the Terrorists

    01/12/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · 32 of 47
    Trentamj to RoosterRedux

    I remember that, for Anwar Assad’s funeral in 1981 (due to his assassination by the Islamic Brotherhood) Ronald Reagan sent an unprecedented delegation of no less than three former US Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. Surely, the French should have rated Obama putting Bill Clinton and George W Bush on Air Force 2 to DeGaulle International Airport; but then, that’s what a classy President would do, and we’re just talking ‘bout Obola.

  • The Tricky Waters Of Defending Charlie Hebdo

    01/09/2015 6:41:18 AM PST · 31 of 33
    Trentamj to Kaslin
    Anti-Free Speech people will always go after the practicioners of free speech who are the most vulgar and juvenile; that's how they work to induce naive people into buying into their otherwise noxious arguments for censorship. Mr. Davis should know better that if he accepts the slaughter of CH today, then he will be defenseless when the troglodytes go after the WSJ, or NR tomorrow.
  • OK I have a question; Why is it the ENTRIRE Washington DC "Establishment" FEARS Ted Cruz?

    12/30/2014 10:39:05 AM PST · 44 of 127
    Trentamj to US Navy Vet
    The GOPe hate Ted Cruz because the gentleman from Texas did not have the good sense as they all did to stop pushing for the issues which got him elected in 2010, that schmuck! /sarc
  • Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump

    12/28/2014 10:57:44 AM PST · 31 of 61
    Trentamj to Zakeet
    The claim that reality shows are "unscripted" is the biggest lie of the 21st-century. If anything, reality shows are overscripted, due the fact that amateur performers require much more detailed instructions on how to behave in front of a camera than do professional actors. Reality shows initial appeal was based on the fact that the on-screen performers could be paid next-to-nothing to bare their empty souls in comparison to professional performers. Unlike the neophyte performer, professional actors know the value of spilling their guts in the Roman Arena of Psychopathology which people euphemistically refer to as: "Modern-Day Television Entertainment."
  • Is String Theory About to Unravel?

    12/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PST · 36 of 53
    Trentamj to BenLurkin
    Thomas Kuhn, who was both a physicist as well as explainer of the sociological/cultural notion paradigm, would almost certainly better explain what is happening to the physics community better than any of the physicists themselves can. String theory is just the current paradigm or, presently-prevailing dogma from which scientists diverge at the risk of being labeled as either eccentrics, or heretics. Advocates of the String Theory paradigm justify the rigidity of their adherence to it by saying that: "It (String Theory) makes the math (unifying Quantum and Relativity Theories) work." However, all that these highly-educated folks really mean by this argument that they like String Theory because it supports what they fundamentally believe in the first place: That Quantum Theory and the Theory of Relativity can be unified. As a result, these theoretical physicists are ever-trembling on the verge of committing a very fundamental fallacy in logic: Circular Reasoning, or Begging the Question, which involves the error of assuming the conclusion of your reasoning as its first premise.

    Now, anyone can prove anything by assuming their desired conclusion as a premise, or logical starting-point; however, the obvious circularity of said reasoning has a way rendering it less than compelling to anyone but, perhaps, the speaker. It has long been my suspicion that the advocates of String Theory have been perfectly aware of this particular deficit in their reasoning. But like the Naked Emperor, these theorists rely on an army of obsequious courtiers, AKA their fellow physicists, to help maintain the pretense that String Theorists are not factually naked in their reasoning, and thereby are not shivering in the winds of absurdity.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

    12/22/2014 8:53:33 AM PST · 50 of 74
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind

    Being stupid and drunk on racism is no way to go through life, Lew.

  • Senate passes $1.1T funding bill 56-40 [Ted Cruz fails in last-ditch effort to stop it]

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 AM PST · 6 of 51
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind

    Senator Cruz just caused several Pubbie pissants to place themselves on record as craven Obamaite bootlickers.

  • Ferguson Too Complicated for Easy Allegory

    11/27/2014 9:07:11 AM PST · 52 of 67
    Trentamj to Kaslin

    Jonah’s empathy for the Ferguson community’s fear and loathing of the thin blue line of civil authority is extremely touching - to anyone ignorant of the elementary needs of a just and orderly society that is. Going back to Thomas Hobbes, or even Plato for that matter, almost every political scientist has freely acknowledged that the VERY FIRST function of justice is to protect the law - abiding from the lawbreakers. The desire that police appear to be “sweet and friendly” to everyone is perfectly fine, AFTER all lives and property are secured FIRST. Last I checked, Ferguson authorities committed an EPIC fail in these two principal functions this week.

  • Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

    11/26/2014 3:30:24 PM PST · 73 of 103
    Trentamj to Zakeet

    Sez you, Fauxbama, you future Federal inmate you!

  • City Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons in Equal Rights Ordinance Case

    10/15/2014 7:37:18 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Trentamj to tbw2
    Based upon my experience and research, electioneering is a limited suppression of one's First Amendment right to free expression with regard to time and space. By time, I mean that electioneering laws apply only to voting day(s), and by space, I mean that electioneering laws limit one's right to advocate for a candidate of an issue to within 100-300 feet (depending on the State) from a polling/voting location or station.

    So, the Houston mayor's charge that pastors were "electioneering" during a petition-drive -which is non-election process- is a blatantly inappropriate interpretation of electioneering laws, and the Houston pastors would be very wise to hire a lawyer to beat her illegal demands back.
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: I'm Concerned About Equal Pay For Women as a Working Mother

    10/10/2014 6:52:37 AM PDT · 56 of 79
    Trentamj to rktman
    "Well, Robert Downey Jr made over $50million for Iron Man 3, and she didn’t get anywhere near as much."

    And if Ms. Paltrow did, "anywhere near as much" as Robert Downey Jr. to make the IM3 film as good as it is, then you would possibly have a point; however,...
  • Chinese father chops up daughter for being a family disappointment: police

    09/28/2014 7:10:21 AM PDT · 41 of 82
    Trentamj to KingofZion

    “...why do so many threads that have nothing to do with abortion evolve into lectures about them?”

    I believe that there is a corollary to Godwin’s Law that addresses this phenomena.

  • Black America Needs Its Own President

    09/06/2014 5:04:57 AM PDT · 42 of 86
    Trentamj to MrB

    Like I am going to listen to what another Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton wannabe race-baiting poverty pimping opportunistic jerkface has to say about American race relation issues - please!

  • Obama to Africans: Don’t touch Ebola corpses

    09/03/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · 19 of 71
    Trentamj to Zakeet

    To quote the late-great comedian Robin Williams: “Avoid putting out campfires with your face.”

  • The Clery Act: Greater Campus Safety, Or Just Greater Cost?

    08/21/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    Trentamj to SMARTY

    While college campues are beautifully verdant, and almost always extremely scenic, they are NOT immune from crime. While the deranged mass-shooters get gallons of ink, the drug-traffickers, thieves, con-artists, perverts, and rapists all go unreported. College campuses are like barrels, with all the “fish” being the naive, young, and unarmed coeds who are finally out from under the parents` protective wings, armed with MUCH more money than sense. Nevertheless, NO ONE can wrap their heads around the fact that college campuses are criminal MAGNETS. I do so WISH that people would just QUIT being so damn naive!

  • Japan, Australia consider submarine deal that could rattle China

    06/01/2014 7:39:52 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Trentamj to DeaconBenjamin
    The reason why nations other than the USA, Russia, UK, China, and France do not have nuclear submarines is that they are ALL on the wrong side of nuclear technology treaties which go back to the Cold War, and President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" programs. Alternatively, the Russians and the Chicoms ran their own rival international nuclear power/propulsion programs. Beyond these two groups former WWII enemies of the Allies, and other countries to poor to play in the beginning, were left to be "customers" of either the US-based or USSR-based worldwide nuclear cartels. As a result, countries like Germany, Israel, and Japan, or nations solely concerned about their own national security, chose to continue pushing diesel-electric technology, rather than dance to whatever world-politicized tune the US or USSR wanted them to play.