Aug 11th 2010 11:29AM This should be a Federal law. There is no reason for almost every company you do business with to check your credit rating... like life and auto insurance companies. Credit checks should be for credit only! However this is not likely... there was time when your Social Security Number could only be used for Social Security now it is basically a national ID card. Time for these intrusions into our privacy to be stopped!!!
Feb 28th 2010 10:15PM Lee- Your comments are wrong on so many levels. First of all she can very well be a future role model and not only for people who believe the same way she does but for anyone who needs the courage to voice their beliefs and convictions. Principles which have been encouraged since the formation of this country. Secondly, how do you know that she is uneducated? Do you know something the rest of us don't? I doubt it. Or are you saying that someone with a formal post secondary education would could not possibly believe as she does? If so you are again wrong... I have both a MBA and a JD (that is lawyer to you Lee) and I firmly believe that marriage should be between 1 man and 1 woman. And it has nothing to do with my religion. and finally, when you are reduced to calling people names or using adjectives such as "silly" and "foolish" you only demonstrate how limited your descriptive vocabulary is and how shallow your thinking really is.
Feb 15th 2010 12:35PM Wow... where to begin? Mickey, why all the anger? A lot of people vigorously support their positions but you take it to a whole new level. And by the way, if you are going to use the English language to make a post then please use it properly. Pimpin, as you use it, is totally wrong. My Funk & Wagnalls defines pimp as someone that procures clients for a prostitute in exchange for a portion of the earnings... now we all know that Hannah was paid for her work, work that she made a independent decision to undertake, and it is very doubtful that she split her earnings with anyone other than someone she chose if at all. It is also very doubtful that Hannah engaged in sexual activity (as that term is defined by anyone other than Bill Clinton)in exchange for any portion of her remuneration so it only stands to reason that you also improperly utilized the word "whore" in referring to her. As far as your assertion that it is "American society" that exploits women for sexual purposes you should really broaden your geographical knowledge... what Hannah did in the US would be considered tame by the standards of most European countries where it is not unusual to see nudity in TV commercials. I sincerely hope that you seek help in exercising those demons that seem to be haunting you.
Feb 15th 2010 12:10PM Most of these negative comments are wrong on so many levels. First, can someone please tell me the definition of "soft-porn"? Hell no you can't because it is a totally subjective term usually utilized by feminists and women's groups as a catch all for anything that they in their omniscient view deem objectionable and as a guilt generator... what self respecting citizen could possibly support "soft -porn". Just applying a label to something doesn't necessarily make it so... remember "low fat and whole grain". Secondly, why is it that the only women who are seen as "thinking for themselves" are those who agree with and act in accordance with the dogmas of those aforementioned women's groups? Is it so inconceivable that a real thinking woman would choose to pose in a bikini or her underwear or tight t-shirt or work at Hooter's without having to be brow beaten into engaging in these activities by some low life overbearing sexually charged male? Give me a break and one for those FREE thinking women also. Women making their OWN decisions is empowering! Thirdly, you go Hannah! Personally, I would have no problem if either of my daughters decided to model swimwear in SI or Victoria's Secret or the JC Penney catalog. Posing nude is another story entirely, so let's keep what Hannah did in proper perspective. I would be interested in knowing what some of these women spouting these negative comments wear to the beach or the pool.... hmmmm.
Feb 9th 2010 3:45PM I read these comments and it never ceases to amaze me the depths of the idiocy that abounds here. And this is not exclusive to one side or the other. But, more than anything else, what I am really amazed at is the lack of informed comments... most are simply parroting of some left or right wing talking points. Come on America! We are smarter than that. Open your eyes and think for yourself! There are some simple truths that we need to face or we will continue to have these same discussions and no solutions for as long as our Country remains in existence.
1)Politicians have ceased to legislate and are now focused soley on maintaining power. Case in point... recent healthcare reform. Democrats had the clout and the majority to push through whatever they thought (not the People) was best and they couldn't get it done.
2)Our pendulum keeps swinging to the extremes and will continue to do so as long as we are captive to a two party system. We need a viable third party (and I am not talking about some special interest party like the Greens). That alone will not solve our problems but it will force those elected to represent WE THE PEOPLE to be a lot more responsive to what we really think and need.
3) WE THE PEOPLE need to reeducate ourselves. There is no hope for changing things as long as we can have a situation where a sophomore from one of the largest and most respected universities in the country can be seen on national television totally oblivious to who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (and probably its current resident) but beams with pride when providing the correct answer when asked "who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" (Sponge Bob). BTW... this is not an isolated occurrence. We expect immigrants to this country to read and understand the Constitution before we allow them to become citizens but those that were born with the rights granted and protected under the document have no idea which amendments make up the Bill of Rights.
4) We have become to dependent on our government at all levels (local, state and federal). We need to take back the responsibility for our own lives and well being. Politicians have used that dependence to keep themselves in power by continually promising better pay, more jobs, better and more affordable healthcare, et. without having delivered on any of them. And like good horse following the carrot on the stick we keep hoping we get the goodies one day if we just keep plugging along.
Anyway, I rant... Bottom line is Obama is a liar ( all politicians are.. check it out)and the policies he has proposed thus far have leaned toward the socialistic but it is also true that GWB made some huge gaffs during his term. And this trend will continue until We The People do become not only interested and educated but ENGAGED!
Feb 9th 2010 11:42AM Some people have too much time on their hands and not enough brains to figure out something productive to take up that time. It occurs to me that if one were to watch even a few minutes of the downhill skiing competition during the Olympics there is a better than average probability that they would witness every athlete (both male and female) assume that very same pose... albeit at 70+ mph. GET A LIFE!
Feb 3rd 2010 2:28PM Awesome... I can't believe how many p's you were able to use to from that sentence... BTW I agree with you.
Jan 26th 2010 3:39PM pmkopec5 1-26-2010 2:55PM
Nice false choice there. I'm not pro-abortion. However, it's not my place to tell women what to do with their own bodies. If a woman wants to have a child, great. If she chooses to terminate the pregnancy before viability, that's her choice and most importantly NONE of my business. And it's none of yours either.
BTW, I'm a liberal Catholic. Considering extreme Evangelicals don't even consider Catholics to be Christians, pardon freaking me for not buying into Mr. Tebow's benevolent intentions.
Do you really believe the line of BS that you are putting forth? Viability... liberals love to throw around that word but it has absolutely nothing to do with when life begins... absolutely nothing!
And, I really beg to differ with you on another point ( Hell, why not just say it... I disagree with you on almost every point), It is my business when a woman CHOOSES not to exercise control over her own body at the proper time ( remember, like it or not women control sex in this country), gets pregnant as a result of HER CHOICE, then wants me, through the use of my tax dollars, to absolve her of the responsibilities associated with that poor decision (choice). When I have to pay I should have a say... simple as that!
Jan 26th 2010 3:20PM At first I thought you were just some liberal pushing the standard no thought required pro-choice agenda. Now I am convinced that you simply are incapable of using your head for any purpose other than to keep your ears apart. No one is advocating forcing women back into back alley abortions... but how about forcing women to take some responsibility for their actions or inactions, as the case may be. You advocate the RIGHT of women to choose but you should realize that there are no rights without responsibilities. There are consequences for your actions and the prospect of those consequences should play a large part in your decision making process. Take the control that you pretend to advocate, exercise it... but do so when you first think of having unprotected sex. In language I am sure you can understand ... don't drop you pants if you don't want to get pregnant and you have no birth control.... That is taking control of your body.
And as for your other "talking points" comment... No woman should be forced to have a child that is the result of rape or incest. In both of those instances that woman's ability to exercise control at the proper time was TAKEN away from her... not her fault. Totally different situation than getting drunk and hooking up at the local watering hole.
Jan 26th 2010 3:04PM GET OVER IT!! Nowhere have I read or heard anything about this proposed advertisement pushing any particular religious viewpoint... Although you would love to paint all people who are against wholesale abortion as a method of birth control with the same "right-wing, evangelical, religious extremist" paint brush, that is simply not the TRUTH (WOW! TRUTH.. what a concept). and to answer you simple minded question directly... NO, I wouldn't mind if CAIR bought ad time during the Superbowl to advocate joining the Muslim religion any more so than I would be against the Baptists, the Catholics, or the Hindus doing the same thing. That type of ad is truly about Free Speech and Free Enterprise. Despite your ,misguided attempt to twist the facts, once again I say, this ad is not about religion.
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