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Posted on December 4 at 10:40 a.m.

"What the Independent fails to mention is [an example showing that] Times are indeed hard for print media, regardless."

They came right out and said "all this trouble has been magnified by the nationwide newspaper industry slump". Sheesh.

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Posted on November 19 at 7:57 p.m.

"Does it highlight the fundamental difference between "Gay" marriage and "traditional" marriage? Absolutely."

No, absolutely not. Your ridiculous claims have already been refuted, notably by Rich at 8:46am.

Here's a clue for all the dimwitted bigots who voted for Prop 8: Passing Prop 8 didn't eliminate gay couples. It didn't change whether gays can or do have children. It didn't change whether any child has both a mother and a father. It didn't change any of the things you say you are concerned about. What it did do is write bigotry into the state constitution.

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Posted on November 10 at 12:39 a.m.

"Sore losers."

You would have said the same thing to those who protested the Dred Scott decision.

On No on Prop 8 Vigil

Posted on October 31 at 10:35 a.m.

"Toward the end of his life, Unitas brought media attention to the many permanent physical disabilities that he and his fellow players suffered during the early years of football, before padding and other safety features designed to prevent such injuries had been invented. Unitas himself lost almost total use of his right hand, which had become mangled by the end of his playing career, with the middle finger and thumb noticeably disfigured from being repeatedly broken."

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Posted on October 29 at 12:53 a.m.

"Both sides are claiming the moral high ground"

Lord but that's awful reporting. The Yes on 8 folks have not been honest enough to come out and say that they think gay marriage is immoral -- rather, they have lied like crazy about children being forced to learn about it and churches being forced to marry gays. It's easy enough for you, Barney, to confirm that their ads <i>are</i> a pack of lies. California law requires parental permission for any sex education, and the California Supreme Court explicitly stated in their decision that <i>civil</i> recognition of same-sex marriages in no way touches church practice ... churches are free to refuse to marry anyone, gay or otherwise.

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Posted on October 29 at 12:42 a.m.

"Federal Judge Stephen Wilson, citing the publisher's First Amendment rights, earlier this year rejected an NLRB bid to restore eight fired reporters to their jobs."

The subtleties of the law here are frequently misunderstood. Wilson cited McCaw's (Cappello's) raising the issue of First Amendment rights -- Wilson didn't rule on whether she actually had any such rights -- on those grounds he refused to grant an emergency injunction forcing her to rehire the reporters but he made no ruling on the case itself (that's not within his jurisdiction), which is still before the NLRB, which must decide whether to follow the recommendations of administrative judge Kocol.

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Posted on September 1 at 9:06 a.m.

If there were a just God, that would be a parody site.

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Posted on August 11 at 3:13 a.m.

"John's dead for this election cycle"

Too bad that doesn't refer to the John who cheated on his wife for 9 months and then dumped her because she was disfigured in an accident and he needed a new Barbie doll, especially one who had lots and lots and lots and lots of money.

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Posted on August 11 at 12:21 a.m.

"In an interview peppered with cringe-causing lines, his self-justifying claim that, after all, his wifes' cancer was in remission at the time he decided to have an affair"

That's a lie; Edwards explicitly stated that neither that or anything else was an excuse. This godawful ad-hominem-laced rant ("Mr. Breck Boy"?) loses my respect for you, Mr. Roberts.

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Posted on July 17 at 11:06 p.m.

Kevin O'Connor not only fantasizes "liberal judges" with powers they don't have, but hopes their family members die. And the same for public defenders, who have only themselves to blame for ... doing their job?

If being liberal means not being a vicious hateful ignorant nasty evil cowardly right winger who wants to kill kill kill, then I'm proud to be a liberal.

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