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  • Aug 15, 2014 10:06 PM
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    There is no law requiring that Texas officials resign from office because of a DWI. Gov. Perry decided to use the pressure of the budget to force her from office...which is illegal. The DA was elected by the citizens of Travis County Texas. They have the means to have her legally removed from office. It is not the governor's right to decide for the voters. There have been several elected Texas officials that were found guilty of DWI and other charges yet Perry did not feel compelled to interfere in any of those cases. This man also supported George W Bush who also had a DWI on his record. We are now supposed to believe he has taken this action because of concern for the ethics of the DA? I personally think she should have resigned but I also don't believe he had the right to try and force her out. Let the voters decide.
  • Aug 07, 2014 07:45 PM
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    Most of those who fled Sinjar are from the minority Yazidi sect, which melds parts of ancient Zoroastrianism with Christianity and Islam. They are considered by the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State to be devil worshippers and apostates.

    I doubt if they would receive much of a welcome in the United States.
  • Jun 30, 2014 10:53 AM
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    hmm...my employer is now allowed to take MY insurance payments and dictate what insurance coverage I get based on HIS religious beliefs? One of the disavowed methods of birth control (IUD) is one of the few truly effective methods available for women who can not take the pill...it has been in common use for over 40 years and NOW it violates HL's religion? I've heard people talking about women who expect 'free' birth control...sorry folks, but if Hobby Lobby's religious beliefs included paying a liveable wage to their employees, they would not be eligible for ACA credits (which makes as much sense as complaining about the working poor being welfare bums). Justis Baeder is right when she calls it a slippery slope...we are going to start seeing people using this ruling to file for everything from trying to reinstate Jim Crowe laws to allowing discrimination based on sexual orientation...all based on someone's fundamentalist religion. Note to gwb's supremes: there ain't enough room in any womb for you guys, politicians and preachers...so stay out of it!
  • Jun 07, 2014 09:57 AM
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    During a recent conversation with a friend about Common Core, I was amazed to learn that the purpose of standard education levels is to influence children into a gay lifestyle. When I asked if he had actually gone to the CC site, I was told that he didn't have to...'someone' had told him it was promoting the LGBT lifestyle and he didn't have to question his source...and we wonder why the south has such a dismal record in education. Other friends have removed their children from public school in favor of homeschool...don't want them influenced by sinful outsiders. After all, they watch some show on TV about a family that homeschools with 19 children and they are doing so well so it couldn't be difficult with 1 or 2. Most of the homeschooled children I have encountered are leaning how to go shopping with Mom. In Alabama our state leadership spends most of their time trying to find a way to put the 10 commandments on every classroom wall and make sure everyone prays long & loud during class. I don't see a lot of concern about educational levels anywhere except when the teachers can talk among friends...after all, if it becomes known they would rather teach math or science instead of fundamentalist religion, they would find themselves out of a job. I have suggested they make sure their children learn to speak Chinese...that way they will have no problem learning to ask "do you want fries with that order" as that will be the only jobs available for them because Asia is gonna leave us in the educational dust.
  • Jun 04, 2014 12:42 AM
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    Military Dictionary DOD Military Terms
    A detained person as defined in Articles 4 and 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949. In particular, one who, while engaged in combat under orders of his or her government, is captured by the armed forces of the enemy. As such, he or she is entitled to the combatant’s privilege of immunity from the municipal law of the capturing state for warlike acts which do not amount to breaches of the law of armed conflict. For example, a prisoner of war may be, but is not limited to, any person belonging to one of the following categories who has fallen into the power of the enemy: a member of the armed forces, organized militia or volunteer corps; a person who accompanies the armed forces without actually being a member thereof; a member of a merchant marine or civilian aircraft crew not qualifying for more favorable treatment; or individuals who, on the approach of the enemy, spontaneously take up arms to resist the invading forces. Also called POW or PW.
  • May 31, 2014 09:24 AM
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    Y'all are missing the point of Swat teams needing to use flash bangs on rowdy toddlers in playpens: this happened in Georgia...the state that recently passed laws that make it legal to carry loaded guns everywhere...stores, churches, bars. How were those officiers to know that toddler didn't have an AK-47 under a teddy bear...after all, someone had just bought drugs at that address the day before. How could anyone expect the police to observe the house and make sure the drug dealer was still there? They had to polish their super-Swat toys and don't have time to confirm targets. We can sleep soundly tonight because one more drug dealing, gun toting toddler is off the streets...nighty-nite
  • May 06, 2014 05:31 PM
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    the party of Lincoln is now the party of George Wallace 2.0
  • Jun 25, 2013 10:59 PM
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    They are militant on the subject of abortion but are also just as militant on once a child is born "they're on their own". I can't understand why they are so concerned about preventing parental choice and then don't care about the care of a child after birth.
  • May 06, 2014 05:31 PM
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    John Birch Society...hmmm...I think the tea party is actually the reincarnation of the followers of George Wallace...they just have better suits.
  • May 05, 2014 01:02 AM
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    if uniforms and concern about God & religion would cure problems, then I would have no idea of what you are talking about...but, it ain't necessarily so. Our area has required uniforms for years and church, etc. is the main sort of social activity for the majority of teenagers in this area, yet we still have unwed mothers (but now they give baby showers at the churches), drug problems (but most rehab facilities are faith-based) and the same sort of general problems we see in the rest of the country. For what its worth, I think the problem is parents. We all wanted to provide a better life for our children and we ended up with children who think they are entitled to whatever they want...with no effort on their part. I see people who homeschool their children to avoid 'unGodly' influence who are not qualifed to teach so their children are being raised with poor education and no idea of how to interact with someone who is slightly different (or how to deal with failure). The parents brag about 'family time' and yet, they spend this 'quality' time on cell phones...not a problem since the kids are all on their own cell phones. My children are adults (40+) and capable of taking care of themselves. While patting myself on the back, I will admit they made their own adult choices but I will take credit for raising them to work...around the house and on part time jobs while in school...they did not experience culture shock at having to pay for the things they wanted. They were allowed to fall flat on their face and learn how to pick themselves up. They learned that someone who looked or believed differently from them was not to be feared or hated, but an opportunity to learn something new. I suspect these things had more to do with their success than uniforms or the influence of Sunday school teachers. I don't mean to discount the importance of those Sunday school teachers, but (even with a village) it takes parents on the job, 24/7. I joke with friends that getting old ain't for the weak of heart, but parenthood is way more difficult than getting old. (ok, climbing down off soapbox) BTW: since you can read this (and are smart enough to be on a progressive site), thank your parents....