Yeah I see what they said. Unfortunately many in the OTD see people who support traditional marriage as hateful.
I agree with the article that gang bangers should be treated like terrorists. Living in Chicago I'm on the periphery of the violence but not out of the line of fire.
The real story is the race baiting bigots of La Raza (The Race) But you will not read about that here.
What is fascist about banning classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, encourage resentment toward a race or a class of people, are designed solely for students of a certain ethnicity and advocate for ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of students as individuals?
Would "March of the titans" be acceptable reading material for a majority white school?
(No it would not, you see my point)
I believe the economy will get better if government big brother gets out of the way.Sustainable energy is wonderful. As long as we get there by choice, through the free market NOT by government ramming it down our throats.
I would like to see how much was spent compared to the Dems during the gubernatorial race.
I'm happy with the outcome in WI!
There are enormous differences between men and women, but there are no differences between people of different races. Men and women are inherently different, but blacks and whites (and yellows and browns) are inherently the same. Therefore, any imposed separation by race can never be moral or even rational; on the other hand, separation by sex can be both morally desirable and rational. Separate bathrooms for men and women is moral and rational; separate bathrooms for blacks and whites is not.
The second reason the parallel between opposing same-sex marriage and opposing interracial marriage is invalid is that opposition to marriage between races is a moral aberration while opposition to marrying a person of the same sex is the moral norm. In other words, none of the moral bases of American society, whether religious or secular, opposed interracial marriage -- not Judaism, not Christianity, not Judeo-Christian values, not deism, not humanism, not the Enlightenment. Yes, there were religious and secular individuals who opposed interracial marriage, but by opposing interracial marriage, they were advocating something against all Judeo-Christian and secular norms, all of which saw nothing wrong in members of different races intermarrying (members of different religions was a different matter).
But as objectionable as hubris is, false comparisons are worse. And there is no comparison between different races and the different genders. There are no inherent racial differences; there are significant differences between the sexes. To the extent that racial groups are different, they are only because their cultures differ. But a black man's nature is not different from that of a white man, an Asian man, an Hispanic man.
The same is not true of sex differences. Males and females are inherently different from one another. We now know that even their brains differ. And those differences are significant. Thus, to oppose interracial marriage is indeed to engage in bigotry, but to oppose same-sex marriage is not. It simply shares the wisdom of every moral system that preceded us -- society is predicated on men and women bonding with one another in a unique way called "marriage."
Comparing the prohibition of same-sex marriage to prohibiting interracial marriage is ultimately a way of declaring the moral superiority of proponents of same-sex marriage to proponents of keeping marriage defined as man-woman. And it is a way of avoiding hard issues such as whether we really want all children to grow up thinking it doesn't matter if they marry a boy or a girl and whether we really want to abolish forever the ideal of husband-wife based family.
Those who wish to redefine marriage for the first time in Jewish, Christian or secular humanist history may offer any honest arguments they wish. Comparing the prohibition of same-sex marriage to prohibiting interracial marriage is not one of them.
Scott Betts wrote:
Stop your hate speech! Your wrong, wrong, wrong about what you just said. Maybe there are some, SOME people who hate homosexuals, so what?You have been brainwashed pal. Everywhere I turn the vermin in the media are brain washing people into believing that conservatives and/or republicans are bigots!
Enough of this garbage from you, stay on topic and keep your demagoguery to yourself.
A Man In Black wrote:
@ White Knife put your Pom Poms down, mmmmk.
Citing Jackie Calmes? She's riding down that downward spiral with Obama. How about some unbiased sources.
Would you like another serving of QE2? I'm sure you would.
Even if it were a legit number, the 8.1% unemployment rate, released by the Labor Department, would be simply terrible and unacceptable. It would still extend the longest streak of 8% plus unemployment since the Great Depression. The U.S. economy hasn’t been below 8% unemployment since Obama took office in January 2009. And back in May 2007, unemployment was just 4.4%.
But, unfortunately, the true measure of U.S. unemployment is much, much worse. If the size of the U.S. labor force as a share of the total population was the same as it was when Barack Obama took office 65.7% then vs. 63.9% today the U-3 unemployment rate would be 10.8%.
Then there’s the broader, U-6 measure of unemployment which includes the discouraged plus part-timers who wish they had full time work. That unemployment rate, perhaps the truest measure of the labor market’s health, is still a sky-high 14.9%.
Recall that back in 2009, White House economists Jared Bernstein and Christina Romer used their old-fashioned Keynesian model to predict how the $800 billion stimulus would affect employment. According to their model—as displayed in the above chart, updated—unemployment should be around 6% today.
I'm going to go outside now and have me some fun....I'm going to have me some fun.....going to have me some fun.....going to have me some fun.
I was thinking about buying this game b/c it IS turn based and 3.5/D&D. It would be great if someone came out with a bunch of Baldurs Gate, Temple of Elemetal Evil style RPG's. You could import your PC to other games, like modules from D&D or Dungeon magazine style adventures. Man I would be a subscriber of that! BUT IT MUST BE TURN BASED!!
Its all fun and dandy to have Gay/Les/Trans/Bi....did I get everyone? Sorry if I missed a group or two ;)
At a recent Chicagoland D&D meet up a couple Gay guys played and kept doing all the above, in their case the male bouncer at the tavern and making advances to the male PC's of the group. At first it was amusing b/c we are roleplaying and having fun with it. After a while it just got weird and we had a hard time (no pun) getting on track to run the game. Thankfully the "gamer" got a hold of them and we actually rolled some d20's and saved the day.
The other time a straight guy playing did the same thing to a female NPC in the game. This one was so over the top we now call it "I'm a Badass Barbarian" incident. I'd be happy to tell you all the story if your intersted.
They should all go and OCCUPY WASHINGTON! They are all misdirecting their anger. Wall street didn't saddle us with close to a Trillion dollars with the stimulus. Its not Wall street that wants to borrow another 500 billion for Stimulus redux (jobs bill) Washington pushed Fanny and Freddy to give loans to unqualified home buyers b/c everyone had a right to own a home even if they could not afford it. Wall street isn't the reason why unemployement is close to 10%.