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For thousands of years in almost every culture, homosexuality was a taboo, and in many places was against the law. Mr. Robertson is 67 years old, and grew up in a culture where homosexuality was not only considered to be wrong, but also illegal Through the 20th century, the gradual liberalization of American sexual morals led to the elimination of sodomy laws in most states. During this time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick as recently as 1986. However, in 2003 the Supreme Court reversed the decision with Lawrence v. Texas, invalidating sodomy laws in the remaining 14 states (Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia). While I have gay friends I respect and admire, I would not presume to be judgmental of someone like Robertson whose personal beliefs are sincere and do not advocate harm to anyone. Tolerance and diversity should be a two-way street, particularly when dealing with harmless old coots.
Obama's first Director of Communications, Anita Dunn, infamously said that the mass murderer Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher. It's a toss-up which one is more sick, twisted, and depraved, Anita or Martin.
Hopefully this depraved degenerate will be deported back to Britain. although his apparent propensity for coprophagia may prevent that, as the Brits are quite sensitive about that condition as it causes mad cow disease, and may consider him to be a health hazard. Not only did Bashir reveal a sick and twisted psyche, he also displayed a pathetic ignorance of history. Where he failed (along with Howard Kurz, who went along with Bashir's premise regarding the use of the word slavery) is in the ludicrous (and somewhat racist) assumption that the word "slavery" is the sole provenance of African-Americans. Slavery has been around a whole lot longer than before African-Americans were brought to North America. Slavery was practiced by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, African tribes, Chinese, and Native Americans long before the Europeans came to America. Slavery was the fate of conquered peoples, probably dating back to cave men. It describes a human condition which encompasses humans "owning" other humans for their labor, as well as similar contexts of humans "enslaved" to drugs or alcohol or even debt. Ms. Palin's context was that If America continues as a debtor nation, with Obamacare greasing the skids on the path to bankruptcy, then the American people will be enslaved to some greater or lesser degree by that debt. And it will be an equal opportunity slavery, shared by all ethnicities. Bashir was just expressing his inner depravity, whereas I think Howard Kurz was being deliberately disingenuous.
Woould I be correct in assuming that her face is what they named the Colorado Rockies for?
I applaud Ms. Hudak's decision to resign. It is quite apparent that she needs to spend more time at home with her umpteen cats.
Three days before Veterans Day, and Ambassador Powers spits in the faces of VietNam War veterans. No surprise there at all. Forty-eight years ago, on November 8th 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on "Operation Hump", war zone "D" in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1200 VC. Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joel, a medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Congressional Medal of Honor for saving so many lives in the midst of battle that day. Samantha Powers hasn't the faintest clue about the gallantry and sacrifice of those betrayed by Hanoi Jane Fonda. I assume the star-struck Powers doe admire Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Che Guevera, as Leftists always have a spot in their hearts for psychopathic mass murderers.
"I’m just an empty, soulless vessel," said Anthony Weiner, which is so completely over-the-top redundant, as we've known all along that he is a Democrat.
This gives me a really great idea on how to save money from the Greenville schools budget. We just have the students draw pictures of money, and we could then use those pictures to pay the teachers and school administrators. Since they are unable to differentiate between a picture of something and the real thing, they will gladly accept the students' artistic renderings of money in lieu of actual money. Since personnel costs are the largest part of most school budgets, this could save a great deal of actual money for the taxpayers. It also may be more reflective of the apparent true value of some school administrators. And the teachers won't need much real money, as all they have to do is draw pictures of food to put on their tables.
Pretty bald assumption on your part about their earning their drug money. A large proportion of them steal to support their habits, either from their employers, their families, or strangers. A lot of them steal from the taxpayer by taking welfare and food stamps and housing on the taxpayers' dime in order to afford the drugs. There is a multi-billion dollar industry in food-stamp fraud where crooked stores give 50-cents on the dollar in cash for bogus food stamp purchases, and the cash goes to the drug dealer on the corner. And again, criminals don't go to prison for simple drug possession anymore, they have to earn their bed space with a substantial amount of crime before they accumulate sufficient frequent-flyer points for a prison bed. Simple drug users and penny-ante dealers are not taking up space in prison without those "other crimes."
I didn't intend to be harsh, however a cost/benefit analysis requires doing the math.
You are completely ignorant regarding the criminal justice system. There are no criminals in prison for possessing a little weed or popping a couple of pills. They have sentencing matrixes now that pretty much prevents anybody from being imprisoned until they have racked up a substantial criminal history of person crimes and property crimes in addition to drug crimes. Most small time hard-drug dealers get probation on top of probation, with double-secret probation, and maybe only do 30 days after their umpteenth conviction, and that also requires additional person and property crimes on their sheet. You have an urban myth misunderstanding of crime and sentencing. And I was talking about criminals choosing to be criminals, not you smoking dope in your momma's basement.
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