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We're not talking about tax dollars supporting a religion - we're talking about displays which relate to the holiday at hand. If your local government is purchasing these displays, then you might have an argument, but most nativity scenes are donated and erected by local churches or civic groups. As for the rest of the annual complaints, there are apparently a lot of non-Christians who don't realize that Christmas trees, Santa Claus, etc. have only peripheral connection to the Christian meaning of the holiday, and aren't considered "religious" symbols in their own right. As to Christians being offended by Satanic displays - that goes without saying, but I don't recall any ACLU or FFR- backed lawsuits to have those displays removed.
I believe there is another viewpoint from those of us who don't claim the law is unjust or immoral, but simply don't see why such an infraction rises to the level where it's required to take a perpetrator into physical custody over a violation of it. Give the guy a citation and send him on his way. Having said that, there is the fact that resisting arrest never ends well. Was there too much force used? Perhaps. Should Mr. Garner have resisted arrest? Definitely not. Was this about race? Only in the minds of those that seek to capitalize on it for their own purposes.
And those are her positive qualities.
Way to go, -42. The Democrats appreciate your support.
Could you provide some clarification on the difference between degenerates and criminals and social activists?
Kind of reminds me of the old Peter Sellers movie, "Being There," where Chauncy Gardener's mentally challenged ramblings were misinterpreted as intellectual pearls of wisdom. The supposed brilliance and intellectualism of these mental midgets is really nothing more that a projection of those qualities onto them by fawning academics and students. Critical thinking, discernment, and analytical skills have been replaced by meaningless banalities, circular reasoning, and slavish worship of political correctness. The truly sad aspect of this is the massive student loan debt incurred to underwrite this tripe.
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Demand Primary Neutrality Now

Soho1950 Wrote: Sep 07, 2014 6:18 PM
Great. If Conservatives gain control of six more legislatures, they can then call a Constitutional convention and propose amendments. However, the requirement for those amendments to become law is approval by three-fourths of the states. That means the Conservatives need control over thirty-eight state legislatures. Not saying it couldn't happen, but it's a steeper hill to climb.
Doug, I kinda get your point, but The Carl's Jr./Hardees ads are - let's face it - pretty tacky. It's fine by me if these two want to boycott the place - maybe if enough people go along, it'll get the company's attention. On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure that radical Islam is all that concerned about public opinion.
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Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!

Soho1950 Wrote: Sep 03, 2014 12:37 AM
Evidently the author believes - as Obama does - that if we can somehow convince Islamic terrorists that they shouldn't attack us because we're really, really nice people, then all will be sunshine and butterflies. We can see how well that's working out.
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The Fight Against Political Correctness

Soho1950 Wrote: Aug 29, 2014 1:16 PM
The idiotic aspect of the particular example here - "Bless you" - is that the phrase has nothing at all to do with any specific religion or deity, other than to invoke a generic petition for favor. The more common usage is simply a wish for happiness or health. One could be blessed by God, Allah, Gaia, or a sock monkey. Ironically, the Hebrew word for bless is "barak." Go figure.
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