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  • Why Not Separate Marriage and State? ZOT! And ZOT Again!

    06/04/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Iced Tea Party · 425 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/13 | John Fund
    Cultural civil war can be avoided by getting government out of marriage There is no question that the media, political, and cultural push for gay marriage has made impressive gains. As recently as 1989, voters in avant-garde San Francisco repealed a law that had established only domestic partnerships. But judging by the questions posed by Supreme Court justices this week in oral arguments for two gay-marriage cases, most observers do not expect sweeping rulings that would settle the issue and avoid protracted political combat. A total of 41 states currently do not allow gay marriage, and most of those laws...
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • The Biggest Star ... Mark Steyn

    04/06/2014 12:54:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 153 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    SteynOnline celebrated Doris Day's 90th birthday on Thursday, and several readers wrote to point out that April 3rd 1924 was also the late Marlon Brando's birthday. You could hardly ask for two more dissimilar stars, so I thought it would be appropriate to make Brando the subject of this week's Saturday film feature: A few years back, The New Yorker published a cartoon in which two ladies discussed the appeal of Marlon Brando: "He plays galoots really well," suggested the first woman. "No, he's not a galoot," says the second. "Like in On The Waterfront, he's much more sensitive than...
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • A Conservative Case for Marriage Equality and Zots

    03/13/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Aqua Buddhist · 139 replies
    The Princeton Tory ^ | February 11, 2014 | Evan Draim
    Within a few days, a federal district judge in my home-state of Virginia will likely rule on the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s Marshall-Newman Amendment, which only permits marriage between one man and one woman. Frankly, as a conservative Republican and as a Christian, I hope that the amendment is struck down. Republicans value marriage so highly because it encourages people to live according to conservative values. For instance, by enabling two people to share resources, marriage makes couples more financially secure, thereby reducing their dependence on government. In addition, marriage binds people into permanent, monogamous relationships, enabling couples to more...
  • The Polar Vortex Thing Sounds too "Wag the Doggish" for me

    01/07/2014 10:22:05 AM PST · by jazzpatriot · 224 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Tom Wholley
    The country is under attack by a record breaking cold wave with subzero temperatures we haven't heard about since, well...the first half of the twentieth century, which must seem strange to all you well coddled millennials out there, but yes....it use to get really...really cold when I was growing up in the 1950s. And wait until you hear what it was like when my father was growing up in the 1920s and the local salt water river that flows into the city from the Atlantic froze solid. But I know its hard to conceive of something like that when all...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Dispelling Myths: The Case for Immigration Reform [Enjoy your made-in-America ZOT, troll]

    12/27/2013 11:24:17 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 6,559 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | 12/27/2013 | Brian Woodward
    In his press conference on December 20th, President Obama urged the House of Representatives to support the Senate’s immigration bill, which passed 68-32 in late June. Among the concerns cited by Americans who oppose reform are that immigrants will take their jobs, drive down wages, increase criminal activity, burden the welfare system, and reshape the cultural dynamic of the country. These concerns are mostly ill-founded. The legitimate concerns have real solutions, and a more open immigration policy will be a net benefit for all Americans... Highlights from Article: - A 2013 study by the American Action Forum states that "immigration...
  • Anyone who opposes the Affordable Care Act is a subhuman (Why Fry a Turkey when You can Zot Them?)

    11/28/2013 11:24:48 AM PST · by Rex1971 · 3,161 replies
    <p>Anyone who opposes the Affordable Care Act is a subhuman. It is a great law but lying republicans are trying to destroy it. I signed up with no problem on the website. Republicans want to repeal my new insurance. Obama is a hero!</p>
  • BENEFITS OF CAMEL MILK

    11/19/2013 1:35:39 PM PST · by Haji Ashraf · 55 replies
    PAKISTAN NEWS | 2013-11-19 | Haji Ashraf
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  • Thank You All for Welcoming Me! [ZOT! Calling Viking Kitties!]

    11/11/2013 8:25:45 PM PST · by lesliecortner · 788 replies
    Leslie Cortner
    I would like to thank all who have welcomed me within the past almost 3 wks; esp ., "the old lady". I also vividly recall also "null and void" & lazmataz. It's been nice having a posting priviledge here as a guest but I don't think FR is for me. I'm a Constitutional Conservative and as many conservative opinions are voiced here I'm not seeing what I'm personally looking for in commentary. It's sort of like dating isn't it? After a few dates, a few comments,a few opinions, one begins to draw conclusions. Free Republic just isn't for me. I...
  • Karl Rove implies Sarah Palin the political equivalent of Miley Cyrus

    11/07/2013 5:19:06 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 228 replies
    The O'Reilly Factor | 11/7/2013 | Self
    Am I the only one who caught it? Some of you clever techies post that for us please.
  • ‘Snowden testimony would be a disaster’

    11/02/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 213 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/02/2013 | Gero Schließ
    “It would be a disaster for American-German relations if Snowden came to Germany and publicly testified before the Bundestag.” What Green MP Christian Ströbele ultimately is hoping for after his surprise visit with Edward Snowden in Moscow would be a nightmare for Stephen Szabo of the German Marshall Fund, as well for the Obama administration. The relationship between the two countries is headed towards “a deep, downward spiral,” says Szabo. This must be stopped. If Snowden were to come to Germany with official blessing, the situation would escalate further, warns the long-time Germany expert and vice-president of the German Marshall...
  • Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit

    10/16/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 337 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 16, 2013 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    <p>WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans conceded defeat on Wednesday in their bitter budget fight with President Obama over the new health care law as the House and Senate approved last-minute legislation ending a disruptive 16-day government shutdown and extending federal borrowing power to avert a financial default with potentially worldwide economic repercussions.</p>
  • I Love This Country

    09/28/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 148 replies
    rachellucas.com ^ | Rachel Lucas
    "One of the most startling revelations of moving back to the U.S. is the ubiquitous friendliness and I’m rolling around in it like a dog in fresh grass....none of which could really explain this truly awesome bit of reverse culture shock for me. It’s not that Europeans are exactly un-friendly, especially Italians, who are in fact very polite and kind to strangers, and warm to friends and family, but I lived in Texas for 15 years before moving to Europe and being openly friendly to complete strangers was (is) deeply part of my personality,....
  • Ted Cruz Only Cares About Zotting Moronic Blog Pimps

    09/26/2013 11:49:33 AM PDT · by thewoodwardreport.com · 179 replies
    TSG ^ | Spetmeber 26, 2013 | Brian Woodward
    I hope that our elected officials will start to pour their efforts and energy towards legislation that is pragmatic. This showmanship and posturing from the junior senator from Texas is ill conceived and ultimately detrimental to the Republican party. Ted Cruz does not care about Obamacare, it does not affect him. He cares about advancing his political career, and he seized the opportunity. Can we really blame him?
  • Pro-abortion Mom of Year: “I don’t regret helping my 15-year-old daughter get an abortion”

    09/16/2013 4:29:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 135 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | September 16, 2013 | Kristen Hatten
    Mississippi’s last abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Center. For some reason I began to think of this bright pink monstrosity as the Love Shack of Death, and the name has stuck. There is one abortion clinic left open in Mississippi. It is called Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and it is painted bright pink, as if to say, “We are here for the ladies, and we’re not going away.” This clinic is sassy, you guys, and it’s in danger of closing because of a new Mississippi law mandating that all abortionists obtain admitting privileges at a hospital. Nearby hospitals are...
  • Ted Cruz Is Making Life Miserable For House Republicans

    09/17/2013 8:57:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 148 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | By JOSH BARRO
    For the last few weeks, House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to find a way to convince his caucus to vote for a bill that keeps the government open after Sept. 30 without picking a fight over Obamacare. But a minority of his caucus has been insisting on defunding Obamacare, egged on by outside conservative groups and a handful of far-right Republican Senators, most importantly Ted Cruz (Texas). This has been pretty annoying for a lot of House Republican members and staff. Jonathan Strong and Andrew Stiles of National Review got an anecdote out of a closed Republican Study...
  • URGENT NOTICE OF ZOT FOR SEPT/OCT 2013

    09/05/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT · by Victoria Bingham · 4,835 replies
    Intel Analysis | September 5, 2013 | Victoria Bingham
    https://www.facebook.com/victoria.bingham.14?hc_location=timeline
  • Conservatives to Cruz: 'Run, Ted, run'

    09/02/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 276 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/13 12:30 PM ET | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was met with enthusiastic cheers from an "adoring" audience during his address at a conservative summit on Saturday, the friendliest of any of the potential 2016 presidential hopefuls to speak at the Defending the Dream summit. The event, hosted by Americans for Prosperity, drew a handful of other conservative stars and would-be presidential contenders: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R ) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R ) all spoke. But according to The Washington Post, none received so warm a welcome as Cruz. He was met with chants of "Run, Ted, run!"...
  • Wondering if JR had an Eligibility visit from the same troops that chatted with Levin? [Jim: ZOT]

    08/30/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Still Above Ground · 68 replies
    self
    Seems that all the eligibility threads that are started as of late are being pulled. Seems that simple freedom of speech and thought are being regulated by the powers that be here on FR. Just a lurker since joining, but this one is just too obvious. Probably become just a lurker after this post. Oh well. Yes, I guess we all have a price. BTW FReepers - keep those donations rolling in. I mean that, as this site is one of the last vestiges of hope for your country. Sua Sponte
  • Anti-Gun Groups Mobilizing in Colordado

    08/22/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT · by relio6 · 67 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2013 | N Ilar
    In Colorado there's a calling to vote Yes to recall anti-gun state senators - John Morse (D-11) and Angela Giron (D-3). These two can create a “a wave of fear that runs across every state legislator across the country.” To counter this recall, Gun control group headed by Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords have television ads running to urge Coloradan to vote "NO" on the recall. westernshootingjournal.com/second-amendment/anti-gun-groups-mobilizing-in-colorado/
  • NRA Compiles Secret Gun Registry, Leading to ZOT!

    08/21/2013 9:04:34 AM PDT · by rover3 · 82 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/21/2013 | J Hin
    NRA historically has preached and campaigned against the threat of a national database of firearms or their owners. But, in fact NRA themselves housed over 10 million information on gun owners. Unclear of NRA's motives but the data may be used as a marketing weapon to focus in on converting gun owners to dues-paying NRA members. Who knows, what do you all think? Read the article for more.
  • U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan using Craigslist to have sex with each other on base

    07/30/2013 1:43:10 PM PDT · by Irenic · 158 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 30 July 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet and have sex with each other on bases across the war-torn country, leading to concerns about a breakdown in discipline overseas. Military commanders have forbade any service members who are not married to each other from having sex while deployed to the combat zone. As a result, each of the covert meetings is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The vast majority of the posts on Craigslist involve male soldiers seeking sex with other men - a practice that could have resulted in the discharge of both...
  • my official welcome ZOT to free republic

    07/29/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by chickenpp · 251 replies
    i'm not a leftist my left views: banning all guns because they are the culprits in most violent crime, pro choice though you pay your own way, essential services should be government services like police, fire, water, highways. my center views: no gay marriage but allow domestic partnerships, a compromise to make everybody happy. my right views: eliminating hud, dept of education, and well over half of government agencies. government agencies not eliminated would be mostly shrunk and made more efficient. favoring school choice. repealing obamacare and leaving insurance to the free market. eliminating or weakening most government regulations. foreign...
  • Leaked Video Proves Red Cross Tested Miracle ZOT for Malaria… Surprise! It Works!

    07/19/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT · by MMSwiki.org · 113 replies
    Health Freedom Alliance ^ | 7/10/13 | Daniel Bender
    In December 2012, the Red Cross and an affiliated organization known as the Water Reference Center (WRC) performed a medical field test in the African country of Uganda. The test was to determine if a popular “Miracle Cure” had any impact on malaria, a disease that is estimated to kill one child every minute in Africa alone. To the surprise of the Red Cross and their staff, it cured all 154 malaria patients that took part in the test―with no side effects.
  • Beneath the Spin: Trayvon Martin is Dead Because He Was Born Black in America – Period

    07/12/2013 3:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 246 replies
    The Wattree Chronicles ^ | July 12, 2013 | Eric L. Wattree
    White conservatives often criticize Black people for being too quick to play what they call "the race card." On the other hand, many Black people criticize America for not being sensitive enough to the reality that race plays in American life. George Zimmerman’s trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin clearly validates the Black community’s point of view. Trayvon Martin is dead for no other reason than he was born Black in America. That’s a non-debatable fact. Had he been a White kid, Trayvon would have still been alive today. Yet, even as the jury is out deliberating Zimmerman’s fate,...
  • Where do I turn to for help in deleting my account

    07/10/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT · by dswyndon · 78 replies
    July 10 2013 | self
    I'm needing a bit of advice here and hoping someone could possibly answer my question. I want to delete my account and need to know what the procedure is . Thanks!
  • What Rick Sanchez said about CNN and Jews [October 1, 2010]

    06/27/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | not 6/27/13 | Greg Sargent
    The Web is burning up with this comment that CNN's Rick Sanchez made on a radio show, which seems like he's saying CNN and the networks are run by Jews: I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah. If Sanchez meant that everybody who runs the networks is a lot like Stewart in that they're Jewish, that's obviously...
  • Is Homosexuality a Choice?

    06/28/2013 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Patriot Politics · 164 replies
    Patriot Politics ^ | June 28 2013 | Patriot Politics
    "You can't say gay couples shouldn't be married, after all, they are born that way." is one of the most common arguments for gay "marriage." The idea is if the public is convinced that homosexuality is innate and not a choice, then the public as a whole will become more accepting of homosexuality and gay marriage. However, this argument has no scientific support and indeed, neurology may provide an explanation of how homosexuality is indeed a choice.
  • Alternative Countries? (Retread Troll ZOT!)

    06/26/2013 5:51:19 PM PDT · by schm0e · 143 replies
    the zeigeist ^ | 62513 | self
    So suppose, I don't know, you're country just goes down the tubes. Where would you go?
  • SCOTUS: same-sex marriage decisions - Live Thread (Decisions at 97, 194, & 217)

    06/25/2013 9:54:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 458 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    At 10:00 AM Wednesday, the Supreme Court will deliver its final decisions of this term. We can expect decisions on both same-sex marriage cases. California Proposition 8: Hollingsworth v. Perry In November 2008, 52.3 percent of California voters approved Proposition 8, which added language to the California Constitution that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In May 2009, a California District Court ruled that Proposition 8 violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and temporarily prohibited its enforcement, and the Ninth Circuit agreed, affirming the District Court’s ruling. The United...
  • Control Guns Now (Bedwetter Rides the Lightning)

    06/20/2013 3:42:55 PM PDT · by George_Vreeland_Hill_5 · 106 replies
    George Vreeland Hill ^ | 6-20-2013 | George Vreeland Hill
    The NRA and other gun lovers use the Second Amendment as proof of their right to bear arms. The Second Amendment is outdated and is of no use in today's society. In fact, the Second Amendment was written as a right to bear arms for colonists to protect themselves against other colonists, Indians and to form a militia in case the British invaded farms and other private lands. To use it today as a law is very silly. If that is all the NRA and their followers have to justify their use of guns, then they will soon lose the...
  • Ingnorance (Zatted!)

    06/15/2013 2:18:52 PM PDT · by Notignorantlikeyou · 186 replies
    Incredible ignorance of the rightwing puppets.
  • Have Lost Pyramids of Herodotus Been Found in Egypt with Google Earth?

    06/13/2013 8:19:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    YouTube via Indiegogo ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Angela Micol
    After 10 years of satellite archaeology research I decided in August of 2012 to seek help for my work from the public with a press release. The goal of this public outreach was to get help ground proofing two sites I had found in Egypt via Google Earth, to see if they were possible pyramid complexes that had remained undiscovered. The Discovery News website was the first news outlet to pick up the press release and publish the full, intact story on August 10th of 2012.
  • Jodi Ann Arias convicted of Murder 1. Why she must get Zotted.

    05/08/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT · by salamancaspain · 114 replies
    KPHO Phoenix | Oh, look. I'm a retread troll.
    http://www.kpho.com/story/22124354/jury-finds-jodi-arias-guilty-of-first-degree-murder
  • When a person dies, what databases/computer systems does the decedent become added to or updated on?

    05/13/2013 5:13:45 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 156 replies
    The Freeper community is so intelligent and comes from a wide variety of backgrounds. I only ask this because I am (partially) stumped by this question. I am working on a project to get information about deaths to the public in a more organized and timely way. This topic may be interest to you, because other than one man in history, we will all go through this at some point. One of the problems is that when you start asking people at hospitals, mortuaries and government questions about this, people tend to clam up, as it is relatively foreboding issue....
  • Bigoted, Religious [Zealots]‘: High School Senior Allegedly Expelled, Charged With Felonies Over Gay

    05/20/2013 11:05:57 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 345 replies
    The Blaze.com ^ | May. 20, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, had her entire life before her. Graduation. College. Job prospects. The high school senior was just preparing to start her life when she found herself expelled and slapped with criminal charges over her engagement in a same-sex relationship. And what started as a relationship between two young women has snowballed into a legal battle that could land Hunt in prison. The story has many twists, turns and oddities. And so far, only one side — that of Hunt family — is being told. The high school senior apparently met her girlfriend, who is now 15-years-old, on the...
  • Boy Scouts to vacate Center City Philadelphia headquarters

    05/29/2013 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 190 replies
    ABC6 Action News online ^ | May 3, 2013 | AP News
    ...in return for $825,000 under an agreement that settles a long legal battle over the organization's ban on gays, Mayor Michael Nutter's office said...[t]he Boy Scouts Cradle of Liberty Council staff will leave its downtown Philadelphia headquarters of 85 years by June 30...
  • John Kerry to Congress: Middle East peace effort is urgent

    04/17/2013 1:23:18 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1 hr 7 mins ago | By Howard LaFranchi | Christian Science Monitor
    In his first congressional hearing as secretary of State, John Kerry tells lawmakers that, after the Benghazi attacks, the US must fortify security for diplomats, press for a two-state solution in the Middle East. Seven months after the deadly terrorist attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department is proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in new security spending – tacit acknowledgement that some of the most effective security enhancements for America’s overseas diplomats are still months or years away. Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the department’s proposed fiscal...
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Rude awakening ...

    04/28/2013 2:28:43 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 56 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 4/28/13 | Herald Staff
    When accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gave up his University of Massachusetts Dartmouth dorm room at Pine Dale Hall for accommodations at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Medical Center Devens, he left behind his $22,000 a year tuition, room and meals payment and picked up a somewhat similar set of taxpayer-indulged amenities, save one: freedom.
  • Like William Buckley, I believe adult use of some drugs should be decriminalized. What say you? Zot!

    04/26/2013 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Mason880 · 210 replies
    My thought is certain recreational drugs, such as marijuana, should remain off legal limits for the under 18 year olds, but become legally available when used in the proper environment. In many ways, pot is quite similar to alcohol, in that they should be used responsibly. My thought is to make the sale of marijuana less profitable by making it legal for home use. Personally, I don't smoke anything now, and do not want the smell of tobacco or pot on my clothes should I visit a public place, such as a shopping mall or bus stop. I know this...
  • Paul Ryan Supports Gay Adoption, But Not Marriage

    04/30/2013 5:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 308 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/30/2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., now supports the rights of gay Americans to adopt children, though he still believes marriage “is between a man and a woman.” In a town hall meeting with constituents in Wisconsin on Monday, the House Budget Committee chairman said he has changed his mind on the adoption issue, even though his opinions on other aspects of gay rights have remained unchanged. To date, two Republican senators — Rob Portman of Ohio, who had been in the mix for Mitt Romney’s No. 2 spot, and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois — have...
  • MoveOn.org Petition: ESPN Must 'Immediately Suspend' Broussard for 'Gay Bashing'

    05/01/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tony Lee
    MoveOn.org has started a petition to get ESPN reporter Chris Broussard immediately suspended from the network for comments he made regarding Jason Collins's homosexuality, which Broussard said was a sin according to his personal Christian beliefs. The group said Broussard was engaging in "gay bashing." The petition reads: Chris Broussard's hateful attack on Jason Collins for being gay was an unacceptable misrepresentation of the Christian faith. ESPN must immediately suspend Chris Broussard and guarantee that their network will never again be used for gay bashing. In its "petition background" statement, the left-wing organization says that after Jason Collins "emphasized the...