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If you truly believe that "good and bad are subjective", you are scary beyond all measure. You are actually saying that there is no absolute standard to use to determine what is good and what is evil. This idea is antithetical to all that this country was founded upon, and is the prescription for anarchy. If all good and bad are subjective, then the rule of law is also subjective, and any judge or jury can make any ruling they want in disregard to the written laws, as they are an arbiter of good and bad. This is a VERY dangerous way to think.
I have to point out, not EVERYONE who coughs when exposed to cigarette or cigar smoke is a jerk. I cannot stand to be in the vicinity for more an a few moments without reacting, and if it is more than those moments, I cough and wheeze for half an hour or more. It is not fake to make a smoker feel bad, it is a real reaction. And, no, I have never been diagnosed with asthma.
Obamacare did NOT pass with bipartisan support. REPEAT: there WAS NOT support from both parties on this law, Democrats ALONE passed this thing.
My husband grew up in West Monroe, and attended Whites Ferry Road church of Christ where the extended Robertson clan worships. (some of our family are still members there). My nephew played football at the school he and some of the Robertson grandchildren attend, and one of the cast members was a camp councilor at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca when my children attended there some years ago with their cousins. One thing, really. The whole clan is who they say they are! What you see really is what you get. Yes, many of them have college degrees and are quite smart and educated, but if you really watch the show, much of that does show through. The whole cast is made up of faithful Christians, folk who are faithful even when the cameras are turned off. Phil was only saying the same things he has said over and over again, that GOD saves us all from our sins, no matter what they are.
There is no emotional difference between a funeral and a memorial service. And such crass immaturity is inappropriate in any such formal situation, from anyone, from my toddler grandson on up to the "leader of the free world".
There is a creative process that goes into something like a decorated cake (birthday, wedding or whatever). Just look at the baking shows all over cable. Four bakers are given a set of criteria, and four cakes that result are totally different. I go to the bakery where the person I know has a style I like for my finished product. Hence, there is creative expression inherent in a cake you order to your specifications that is not present when you walk into McDonalds and order a hamburger, hold the mustard.
I left a thought incomplete, I meant to add that when ordering a cake, I look at examples of the shop's work, explain my needs, and together we decide on what i need. Then the baker does the work based on that information.
There are two concepts that are in play here, and the two are getting confused. Those who say it is like "blacks being refused service at the lunch counter" leave one part of the equation unsolved. When any one of us "red and yellow, black and white" go into a restaurant or store, we are entering to purchase from a set group of items, be they shirts on a rack or dinner from a menu. There is limited or no creative involvement by the shop owner in the point-of-sale transaction. Yes, layout of store, choice of items etc have some creativity involved, but at the moment of contact between seller and buyer, that is not the case. When a person walks into a bakery, a photographer, a florist, even a print shop, they are usually contracting for a custom-made product that inherently uses the creative talents of the store owner. They usually do not look at pictures and say, I want that item. In my experience from entering into this contract as a buyer, I look at the pictures, listen to the shop owner's ideas based on my requirement. When the courts demand that a person bake that cake or print that shirt or take those pictures, the court is demanding that the shop owner's creative output be stifled by the buyer. Therein lies the true conflict with the First Amendment and a personal right to conscience.
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Blacks and Obama

Wendy in AR Wrote: Dec 04, 2013 1:41 PM
dissuade him from running… (autocorrect and I missed one!)
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Blacks and Obama

Wendy in AR Wrote: Dec 04, 2013 1:40 PM
I really liked Herman Cain, and would have been eager to vote for him. I was quite disappointed when the media was able to "dissuade hime from running". Anyone else wondering where all the accusers went when he dropped out of the race? (yes, that is rhetorical)
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Minimum Wage Madness

Wendy in AR Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 3:37 PM
That is the exact premise of the book Atlas Shrugged about which so many folk make such a fuss, (although I didn't find it to be that well written).
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