"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.
#105660 Jun 15, 2013
centurian a day ago
You nailed it! My wife is the most honest (really to a fault!) person I know. She pays her (illegal) taxes and does not complain. She and I intentionally keep our businesses, financial matters and taxes separate. She only knows that I pay some bills, but does not know what I make or what I pay in taxes. She doesn't want to know.
So, this year the IRS audited her business. They ignored a host of real retail issues as well as deductions not taken, and plan to penalize her while opening another year for audit. OK. It'll cost some money, but not a big deal, except for the time, money and angst in dealing with it.
All of a sudden, I get a notice that they want information about 4 years of my income too. A new line of attack.
Hmmm. Wonder if this is caused by the fact that both of us supported, donated to and voted for Ron Paul? Maybe its because we are both CCW holders. Perhaps our membership in a gun club ticked somebody off. Or, perhaps some of my postings on internet sights made us targets. Maybe its because we contribute our service to the local volunteer fire department (thereby threatening non-existant union jobs).
#105661 Jun 15, 2013
HOLLYWOOD GUN-CONTROLLERS HAVE MET THEIR MATCH
Fresh voice takes on firearm hypocrisy in Tinseltown
Hollywood and TV celebrities like Sylvester Stallone of Rambo fame and his most recent Bullet to the Head film have repeatedly urged Americans to demand passage of new gun-control laws.
But does that sound like hypocrisy, coming from movie stars who have made millions shooting people on screen and who hire armed bodyguards?
It does to Colion Noir.
Noir, who also calls himself The Urban Gun Enthusiast, is one of the National Rifle Associations newest video news commentators.
In a video called Hollywood Hypocrites, Noir blasts the celebrities of the silver screen for shooting people in the face with machine guns during their work week, then pushing for gun-control laws on their weekends.
No ones saying celebrities cant have an opinion, Noir states,but hypocrisy is hypocrisy.
These celebs literally use people with guns to protect themselves, but are trying to tell us we cant use guns to protect ourselves, he continues.You cant be pro-body guard with a gun for you and anti-gun for us. It just doesnt make any sense.
His message concludes with a zinger:Youre opinion against guns means nothing when you built your fortune based on the glorification of violence.
Watch the video commentary itself at the top of this article.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/hollywood-gun-cont...
#105662 Jun 15, 2013
A Question for the Jurors:
Is George Zimmerman Evil?
The trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Travyon Martin has begun with the selection of jurors. It promises to be a spectacle where dividing lines of race, as well as competing notions of what constitutes justice, will play out on a national and global stage.
The public debate over George Zimmermans innocence, and the a priori assumption by no small number of white folks (and some others), that an unarmed teenager named Trayvon Martin fleeing for his life from a stalker somehow posed an existential threat, is a reminder of how black people are viewed as inherently violent and dangerous. Historically, and in the present, this attitude has excused all form and manner of violence.
Black teens walking down the street can legitimately be shot dead, because as Fox News notes they have a street attitude." Rodney King, a man beaten and subdued by almost a dozen police officers, was viewed as somehow threatening to men armed with guns, batons, and tazers. Black young people who are walking while holding a puppy in their arms can be beaten and choked by police because of dehumanizing staresapparently this is a superpower that only black people possess, along with the ability to transform candy, ice tea, and other harmless objects such as wallets, cell phones, and house keys into deadly weapons.
In trying to work through the legal puzzle that is George Zimmermans shooting of Trayvon Martin and the absurdity of what has come to be known as Stand Your Ground laws, basic questions about human nature have not been asked.
I will remedy that oversight.
Thus, my question.
Is George Zimmerman evil?
This is not an appeal to religion and god. Nor, is this question about a red man with horns and a pitchfork who punishes sinners, or a some deity who sits up in the sky rendering judgment on peoples deeds be they good or bad.
The evil I speak of is the banality and mindlessness of taking another life without the thought of consequence or action. This evil is indifferent. This type of evil also imagines itself as the victim and the unfairly persecuted.
For example, in Errol Morris TV series "First Person", he interviews the world famous forensic psychologist Dr. Michael Stone.
There, Dr. Stone describes evil-doers in the following way: "The interesting thing about evil is that those who commit it do not often think of it as evil...other people think of it as evil."
The valorizing of George Zimmerman by the Right-wing media and its public, and how he seems to be genuinely surprised at the consequences of vigilante murder, would seem to fit Dr. Stones observation quite well.
Philosophical and moral questions of what constitutes good and evil are necessarily complex, nuanced, complicated, difficult, and provocative. This should not prevent us from trying to develop criteria for deciding if a person, from a clinical perspective, is evil.
As a helpful aid, Dr. Stone has developed a scale he describes as "The Gradations of Evil"that lists in ascending order 22 degrees and types of evil.
His scale includes two measures which I suggest are apt descriptions for George Zimmerman on the night he killed Trayvon Martin.
Number 4 "includes those who have killed in self-defense, but had been extremely provocative toward the victim for that to happen."
This result would make George Zimmerman an "impulsive murderer" on Dr. Stone's scale.
Number 12 are power-hungry psychopaths who kill when they are cornered.
This result would make George Zimmerman a "semi-psychopath" on Dr. Stone's scale.
Since: Jun 12
#105663 Jun 15, 2013
No seriously. What did I lie about?
#105664 Jun 15, 2013
MUCH ABOUT HISTORY
SUBMERGED SEA OF GALILEE STRUCTURE STUMPS ARCHEOLOGISTS
'We only know it is there, it is huge and it is unusual'
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 70 meters (230 feet), emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003. Now archaeologists are trying to raise money to allow them access to the submerged stones.
Read the full story [below
Submerged structure stumps archeologists
Antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in Middle East discovered at bottom of Sea of Galilee, leaving Israeli researchers stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below
#105666 Jun 15, 2013
piss off poxistanny :)
Since: Jun 12
#105667 Jun 15, 2013
Clinton/Christie I love that idea.
#105668 Jun 15, 2013
Joseph Goebbels would love Lindsey Graham
US raises false flag on Syria
Obama is going down the same path as did Bush for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He is being backed by the usual war-mongers like Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham who are calling on the US to provide "lethal assistance, especially ammunition and heavy weapons" to Syrias rebels.
The warmongers go even further and are demanding the help of crony allies as happened with Iraq.
#105669 Jun 15, 2013
HEY I only posted the Zimman post once.
Remove one please. And thank you for your support.
Since: Jun 12
#105670 Jun 15, 2013
I thought so. You are the liar. Liar.
#105671 Jun 15, 2013
HAHAHA, that is hilarious A Loon, is that all you could find on your favorite right wingednutdrama.com . Must of been the pizza man inspiration eh? haha Oh I bet Hillary would be worried. But, then again, that shit you repukes sling about immigration reform is all about making 11 million immigrants into Dems, you better get your two parties to re-inventing because you will have a lot of catching up to do. hahaha
Lose two Dems and gain 11 million....PRICELESS.
lmao at your silliness. I think you need to go take your meds and try to get some rest. Your baaaaaing goat girl needs you. Still got her locked up in the barn? lol
#105672 Jun 15, 2013
Ahmadinejad - OUT
Hassan Rohani - IN
Hassan Rohani has won Iran's 11th presidential election following a vote that saw a massive popular turnout on June 14.
#105673 Jun 15, 2013
Me too. He should change parties. He would make a great VP and he could stick it to his fellow parties traitors for shunning him over Sandy Relief gratitude and worrying about his people he represents and their well being, rather than the warped GRAND OLD PARTY of NO and their teabagging Congressman hate for the PRESIDENT. He sure has been hanging out with the Clintons and more Dems these days. I say Come on over to LIGHT Chris. lol
Good comebacks on the Lemming tools and their Queen Loon.:)
#105674 Jun 15, 2013
Tea Party's Idea of Joke: "Shoot" Senator Who Supports Immigration
Right-wing extremists see no need to dial back violent rhetoric.
In a Tea Party-sponsored conference call held on Wednesday night, a participant called for the assassination of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) over her support for immigration reform. Prominent conservative policymakers Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)s communications director Stephen Miller and Heritage Foundation research fellow Robert Rector also joined the call, hosted by the conservative Eagle Forum group.
The most jarring and unexpected moment of the night was when the moderator opened up the phone lines to callers:
BOB FROM MAINE: Im from Maine and our Tea Party will be meeting up next week. What is the best way that we can get our senator to listen to us?
ANOTHER CALLER: Shoot her.[laughter]
MODERATOR: Yes, we will shoot her with (inaudible) and phone calls.
After the anonymous statement was made, no one on the call voiced their opposition. Instead, the threat was met with laughter and oohs.(At the time of the incident, Sessions communications director had apparently left the call.) Calling for the assassination of a senator is a federal crime punishable by five years of jail and may require a Secret Service investigation.
Collins was the sole Republican to co-sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)s withdrawn amendment that would allow bi-national, same sex couples to petition for immigrant visas for their significant others.
Despite the joking nature of the caller, this is not the first time that Tea Partiers have made explicit threats toward government officials. A Tea Partier once threatened a state senator for supporting a bill he believed would lead to government seizure of land, and famed Tea Partier Glenn Beck also called for the use of Special Ops to incite a revolution.
Since: Dec 11
#105675 Jun 15, 2013
You never did show your table cloth and flag again!
That's just the first lie I saw TODAY!
#105676 Jun 15, 2013
Study: "Spiritual" People More Likely to Commit Crimes than Atheists
Atheists also less likely to be mentally troubled, suffer anxiety and have phobias.
June 13, 2013
Young people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious are more likely to commit property crimes than those who identify as just religious or spiritual and religious, according to one study from Baylor University, a Baptist institution.
Researchers surveyed participants to see how often they had committed crimes in the previous 12 months, and found that loosey-goosey spiritual types (just kidding! youre great!) were more likely to commit vandalism, theft and burglary than religious people; the study also found that agnostics and atheists were less likely than spiritual people to commit such crimes.
Calling oneself spiritual but not religious turned out to more of an antisocial characteristic, unlike identifying oneself as religious, said Baylor researcher Aaron Franzen, a doctoral candidate and study co-author.
It is a hard time to be spiritual, scientifically speaking: researchers from University College London recently found that that this group is more prone to anxiety disorders, phobias and neuroses than atheists, agnostics and religious people.
Since: Jun 12
#105677 Jun 15, 2013
Okay Goobertron, there's my old photo. So??
#105678 Jun 15, 2013
There Have Been 14 Mass Shootings In The Six Months Since Newtown
The U.S. has averaged over one mass shooting per month for the past four years. In the six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, this trend has not relented. ThinkProgress analyzed all gun violence since December 14, 2012 and determined that there have been about 14 mass shootings.
These shootings tell a story that is now all-too-familiar to Americans. The gunman usually started by killing his family or significant other. Often, he had a history of anger or depression. And many of these killers should have been disqualified from buying a gun, whether because of their age, a criminal record, restraining order, or hospitalization.
Mass shootings, which ThinkProgress defined for this purpose as random gun-related incidents, usually in a public area and resulting in either multiple injuries or death, are still only a fraction of the gun violence that plagues Americans all over the country every day. On May 31, the number of people killed by guns since Newtown surpassed the number of American troops killed during the entire Iraq War. As of today, an average of 28 people have been shot to death every day since Newtown.
The 14 shootings since Newtown killed a total of 45 people, not including the perpetrators. Each death has transformed the lives of countless others who knew and loved the victims.
Besides the shootings mapped above, there were several incidents this year that came close to turning into bloodbaths but were thankfully averted. In March, a Florida college student pulled a dorm fire alarm to bring students out into the hallway so he could slaughter them with his arsenal of guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. He ultimately decided to kill himself instead. At Chelsea Middle School in Alabama, a crazed former employee took several middle school girls hostage in the locker room at gunpoint. Thankfully, he was apprehended before he could hurt anyone, preventing Chelsea from becoming the next Sandy Hook.
#105679 Jun 15, 2013
Is that about you?
WHY I'M BECOMING PARANOID (BECOMING? YOU are a certified loon.)
Exclusive: A Danville lunatic tells of drone flying over her as she tended to her weed crop 'subversively'
Oh yeah and the perfect propaganda LEMMING repuke tool. Probably a paid troll. Heard Grandrand is paying like he did in 2010 for social sites. haha
I hope you don't see the drone when it comes after you loons spreading your hate, racism, anti-American, anti-government rants. You'll slip up and hit the quota of hits on Ted Nugent violence promotions or let's overtake the government with our assault weapon rallies. Get ready. If not the drones at least the guys in the suits. hahahaha Just like the has been rocker did.
#105680 Jun 15, 2013
Typical teabagging fauxbox promoted behavior.
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