Let's not forget the residents of Washington, DC who can vote for POTUS but lack true Congressional Representation and voting powers in Congress. It's sad that the great Eleanor Holmes Norton represents all DC residents as a Delegate but can't vote on the House Floor with no Senators from DC. I understand statehood has to be granted "from the several states" as per the Constitution but granting statehood and citizenship needs as serious update however politically uncomfortable it is to deal with!
Lemme get this straight ... "Rev" Pat says vegetables are ungodly so does that mean vegans and vegetarians are junkies? WOW Because their addiction to vegetables is on the Tyrone Biggums /Bubbles from The Wire level!
Giuliani ALWAYS HAS BEEN and ALWAYS WILL BE an asshole. He was an asshole when he was mayor and a major asshole now! So awarding him asshole of the day doesn't faze this guy! I just wish he would just STFU forever and disappear!
He keeps quoting from the Declaration of Independence which is not the basis of creating laws from. Did he learn that from "JimBob's School of Law, God and Stuff" It seems like Judge Moore is more happy to deny the pursuit of happiness from Gay people to marry! What a dolt!
Well Said AngryChair! I was a Boy Scout for 5 years from 1993-1998. I loved the troop that I was in. We had kids from the neighborhood that was all races and nationalities. I wasn't aware that any Scout that was gay but we would accepted him too. I agree if Scouting is to survive they must be very inclusive. It's in the Scout Law (A Scout is Friendly, Courteous and Kind!!!) We had to work with all people of all backgrounds to achieve our goals and help each other out no matter what! I only wish that some of the adults who spew homophobia in Scouts truly understood all aspects of the Scout Law.
Conservatives and Libertarians forget that paying your taxes is like paying your dues to the union. The very same unions that they hate and disparage daily. If you are a member of a club or a union your paying your dues or your taxes helps the union or the club do activities to benefit its membership. If you don't pay into that you don't get to do some of the fun things that everyone is doing! Conservatives and Libertarians can talk all they want government tyranny, quote Ayn Rand "Objectivism" philosophy all day every day until the cows come home and the rooster comes home to roost. If to want to be an American citizen and enjoy all its benefits PAY YER FUCKING TAXES!!!!!
I'm a MTA Employee that is very outraged that this off duty cop did this to one of our own!! Working in the subways late at night as a platform comductor when there's trackwork is often a risky job to do. When service on the subway is disrupted and that subway line have to make a diverson usually a platform conductor is placed there to explain to passengers what the diverson is and how to go around it to get to where they are going. It's sometimes risky because most because some passengers are annoyed that their train is not going to stop at a specific station and have to go to the next major station ahead then reach the stop they want to get off at going the other way. When I worked platform, I had annoyed to slightly angry passengers but they grumbled on their way as they were going to their destination. I never had someone like this a-hole here to deal with. What he did was uncalled for because what happened to the female conductor could've happened to anyone of us!! I could have been there and that could have happen to me. Many of the people at the job are angry about it and rightfully so. I guess PBA President Patrick Lynch is going to call this cop "a model police officer" like he spoke of Officer Pantleo and was using the same takedown techniques to the conductor like Pantleo did to Eric Garner. This cop MUST be charged with assault to a public employee like himself and kicked out of the force and not sweeped under the rug!! I repect the police as we work with them daily .However its harder and harder for me as a transit worker and a Black Man to respect them.
I don't post on DU often but I do read a lot of the posts on DU all the time. Sometimes DUers can be very passionate about the topics discussed here and sometimes it feels like a free-for-all bashfest. Besides that It's a good place talk to people here and just state your views here.