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Posted on July 3 at 1:15 p.m.
@nomoresanity: "Even though I cannot stand Hilary for standing by her misogynist husband, at least she has the intellect to hold her position former position. "
Are you broken?
On Ain't No Slur To Be a Cur
Posted on July 3 at 10:22 a.m.
@realitycheck88: "Are women considered too weak or in need of patriarchal help from the male dominated city council? Are women unable to walk forward if someone says something to them?"
I have a question - and I mean this quite sincerely - is there some kind of right-wing competition to see who can post the dumbest comments on the Independent website? And if so, is first prize a lobotomy?
On 'Bubble Ordinance' Not Yet Popped
Posted on July 3 at 8:14 a.m.
@nomoresanity: "They wail on about a 'war on women' to those of us that support abortion but feel you ought to spend your own $12-20 per month at Costco. Alito is a tight ass twit and Ginsberg is a celebrated mental midget; taking personal sides with either of them is pretty lame."
I just want to point out that your abuse of the English language while attempting to call one of the most accomplished women to ever set foot in a courtroom a 'mental midget' is truly a thing of beauty. Anyone who takes sides with *you* after this inane and idiotic comment is pretty lame.
Posted on July 3 at 6 a.m.
@BillClausen: "These people want to force businesses to accept their beliefs, and to use the government as a tool to enforce those beliefs. Their right to choose extends to their right to not work in a place whose beliefs are contrary to their own, and not to patronize those businesses."
That's some quality, 1st grade level thinking there, Bill...
There is also a concept of basic human rights, and just because you believe that you have an imaginary special friend doesn't give you the moral right to trample on someone else's quality of life. Even if they are an employee. Especially if they are an employee.
Franky, the Supreme Court decision is disgusting, and flies in the face of everything for which this country is *supposed* to stand. But since brain drains like Thomas and Scalia are allowed on the court, we don't have much of a choice but to ride this out until they finally go...
And I'm all for supporters of Chick-Fil-A continuing to patronize that restaurant, as they deserve everything they're going to get.
On Santa Barbara Protests Hobby Lobby Decision
Posted on July 2 at 7:42 p.m.
@realitycheck88: "Since when is birth control considered health care?"
Since the development of common sense...
@realitycheck88: "Viagra actually treats a medical problem. It's medicine."
Being unable to 'perform' is not a medical condition. Perhaps certain men (mostly Republicans) have a natural end to their sex life, and Viagra interferes with that natural process - a natural process that, I'm certain, your wives very much appreciate coming to an end.
@realitycheck88: "Birth control interrupts and interferes with a natural process to prevent pregnancy. It's not treating a medical condition."
Birth control prevents a medical condition - that of being pregnant. It also provides TREATMENT for women who suffer from irregular cycles, cramping, and other associated medical conditions.
Unfortunately, neither birth control nor Viagra prevent stupidity, so there's no hope for you, I'm afraid... unless Viagra is the reason why there's not enough blood flowing to your brain, thereby resulting in your idiotic comments. Have you had stupid opinions for longer than 4 hours? (By looking at your comment history, I can see the answer is 'Yes'... you should stop taking it IMMEDIATELY. )
Posted on July 1 at 6:32 a.m.
@billclausen: "Simply calling people "racist" who challenge your views doesn't solve the problem. I never said "naturally" but putting words in my mouth is typical of your childish behavior."
As always, it's all about *you*, isn't it?
First, you didn't 'challenge' my views, but rather, spewed a bunch of essentialist nonsense as though that alone proved any kind of point. Second, I didn't call you racist. I said your statements were racist - people are free to draw their own conclusions. Lastly, it's you, my dear Bill, who retreats the moment someone points out that what you're stating is easily prove-able as ridiculous and has no basis in reality.
I hope someday you realize that the words you write have meaning, and drawing obvious conclusions from your stated views is not 'putting words in your mouth'. But these days, you've gone off the deep end to such a degree that I'm not terribly hopeful.
@billclausen: "Clearly your rage has you going off on tangents such as slavery, which isn't even part of this debate."
Says the guy who went off on some nutty rant about the Jews... if you can't see that comparing different immigrant experiences is completely ridiculous without considering the history and context of those experiences (which is *PRECISELY* what *YOU* were doing - but hell, at this point I'm not even sure if you realize whether or not you're wearing pants), then you should really sit a few out.
On Santa Maria District Election Attempt Loses in Court
Posted on June 30 at 8:49 p.m.
@billclausen: "Jewish people have endured every sort of persecution imaginable, and even in the U.S. endured open discrimination."
In the United States, Jews were not forced here by the boatloads, were not actively prevented from voting (after 1828), were not considered another person's property, were not suffering from a century of segregation, etc. Was there antisemitism in the U.S.? Absolutely, but the comparison is so inappropriate that it's boggling that you even 'went there'.
@billclausen: " Go to Japan, and ask yourself how they have achieved such a high standard of living."
Japan has a suicide rate (10th highest globally) that is nearly double the rate in the U.S.
@billclausen: "Tokenism in politics is politically correct, but it doesn't solve the underlying problem which is that we have countries to the south of us that produce corruption, illiteracy, and poverty, and combine that with the so-called advocates who ensure that this continues when these people migrate up to the U.S. by telling them that assimilation is not important because after all, we're all just a bunch of racists."
So you're saying that those from Latin America are 'naturally' corrupt, illiterate, and impoverished and that only by 'assimilating', can they free shed those attributes. Yeah - people would probably stop accusing you of being racist if you stopped sharing your opinions about race... because, every time you do, you sound CRAZY racist.
But even I wonder why these immigrants cannot assimilate - I mean, after a trip to Los Angeles, driving on the Santa Ana freeway, stopping at Del Taco, I came back to Santa Barbara and had dinner at Los Agaves on Milpas and Cota after a quick trip to Paseo Neuvo - and I just couldn't figure out why these Latin American immigrants can not assimilate.
Posted on June 19 at 8:32 a.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Typical progressive mind-set. Blame someone else and turn a blind eye to the abuses of 6 long painful years of the Obama administration."
Typical conservative mindset - trash the country and blame the people who followed you for not cleaning it up fast enough.
On Another Day, Another Dog
Posted on June 18 at 10:23 p.m.
@JohnTieber: "from a study reported in The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Northwestern University School of Law [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/randy... ]"
That study is based on statistics from 20-30 years ago when the crime rate was 30% to 40% higher (some of it collected from 1981, one of the worst years in terms of crime). And it's highly debatable that the methodology used to conduct the survey produced accurate results, as the survey merely asked gun owners if they had ever used a gun defensively without firing and how many times, and then extrapolated the data from there. In other words, the data collected was totally unverifiable.
A good debunking of those statistics here (by David Frum, of all people, who is hardly a liberal):
On Gun Buyback Success
Posted on June 18 at 10:05 p.m.
@DavyBrown: "The Native Americans are very successful now in this area, that's great, yet it may take generations for all of them to forget the historic injustices of the past 300 years."
Quoted for truth. In fact, this is really the issue far more than the casino and the winery. The Chumash had the audacity to pull themselves up and... well, some people aren't to fond of that.
@billclausen: "Sorry people, but it's all about "all booze, all the time", and hiding behind one's ethnicity to justify it, or patronizing one's ethnicity to justify, and pretending that drinking wine makes one any different from the proverbial "Joe Six Pack" who gets buzzed on beer doesn't change the facts."
None of this is true in anything other than your own conspiracy driven mind. Your point, whether you realize it our not, is that the Chumash should just shut up about their heritage so long as they own a casino and a winery. I mean - it's an idiotic point, but it's your point nonetheless.
@billclausen: "Luckily for me, I never got hooked on it to begin with."
I'm sure you're just intoxicated with your own ego. I beginning to wonder if you can post a comment without mentioning how great you think you are.
On Chumash Winery Is No Joke