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Rush Limbaugh Suggests 'Dark Knight Rises' Villain 'Bane' A Deliberate Romney Reference

Rush Limbaugh Suggests 'Dark Knight Rises' Villain 'Bane' A Deliberate Romney Reference

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 08:52:42 in Media

“Christopher Nolan began working on The Dark Knight Rises as soon as The Dark Knight was finished - he's just very deliberate as a writer and director, and that's why his films are works of art. Bane is an old villain from the comics who was really more of a crony of other villains (similar to Scarecrow's role in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), and long before Romney really entered the national spotlight and before anyone was paying attention to Romney's record at Bain Capital (Romney had just lost the Republican nomination in 2008), Nolan decided to reimagine Bane. Plus, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN IS BRITISH! WHY WOULD HE CARE ABOUT OUR POLITICS?”
Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney Adviser: Individual Mandate Is A 'Penalty,' Not A 'Tax'

Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney Adviser: Individual Mandate Is A 'Penalty,' Not A 'Tax'

Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 15:31:31 in Politics

“Isn't Eric Fehrnstrom (I'm probably spelling that incorrectly) the "Etch-a-sketch" guy?”

jmhprose on Jul 2, 2012 at 15:31:51

“yes”
Rob Schneider Links Autism To Vaccines, Rails Against Big Government (VIDEO)

Rob Schneider Links Autism To Vaccines, Rails Against Big Government (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 07:50:31 in Comedy

“I always get my medical advice from Rob Schneider, E.G.”
Spoiled Children: Cities And Towns Where Parents Spend The Most (And Least) On Their Kids

Spoiled Children: Cities And Towns Where Parents Spend The Most (And Least) On Their Kids

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 20:59:14 in Parents

“Wouldn't the prices of those goods and services be just as inflated as those of the goods and services you listed? That is to say, toys would be more expensive in NYC in proportion to other goods and services.”

dyldrix on Jun 9, 2012 at 21:11:30

“Having lived in NY there are certainly things that come at inflated prices..food being the number one (me and my roomies used to borrow a company van once a month to go to Costco in Brooklyn, we could by 12 yogurts for the price of one at a bodega)...but the mark up on other items such as toys is not as high as you think, because these stores still have to compete with the internet. The exception to this rule is high end luxury items, like designer clothes..but there is no reason NY HAVE to dress their tots in High End fashion, because they CHOOSE to makes it an appropriate addition to the data.”
Spoiled Children: Cities And Towns Where Parents Spend The Most (And Least) On Their Kids

Spoiled Children: Cities And Towns Where Parents Spend The Most (And Least) On Their Kids

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 20:38:43 in Parents

“Parents spend more on their children in the nation's largest cities because the average cost of living (and, proportionally, income) are much higher. Duh.”

dyldrix on Jun 9, 2012 at 20:51:19

“that all depends on what they are including in their calculations...if they are counting rent, food, act then yes...if they are focusing on toys and other extravagancy then no”
Highest Number Of Anti-Gay Murders Ever Reported In 2011: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Highest Number Of Anti-Gay Murders Ever Reported In 2011: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 19:25:48 in Gay Voices

“Black Americans made up less than 10% of society in the 1950's and 60's, but their minority rights were still worth fighting for.”
Mitt Romney Will Not 'Repudiate' Donald Trump For Birther Views

Mitt Romney Will Not 'Repudiate' Donald Trump For Birther Views

Commented May 29, 2012 at 08:17:07 in Politics

“I think Mr. Romney doesn't understand how our electoral college works.”

dresdengirl on May 29, 2012 at 08:22:10

“That's not the only thing he doesn't understand.”

IWantTofu on May 29, 2012 at 08:18:53

“You have to forgive him because it's been so long ago that a president won with less than 50.1% of the electorial vote. Who was it, the guy before President Obama?”
Scott Brown Fundraises Off Elizabeth Warren Heritage Claims

Scott Brown Fundraises Off Elizabeth Warren Heritage Claims

Commented May 18, 2012 at 21:22:29 in Politics

“She is just as Native American (1/32) as the chief of the Cherokee Nation!”

RecoverySummerTake3 on May 18, 2012 at 21:41:50

“Except that she's not even 1/32nd...you need to stay current and you need to read more than HuffPo.”

George Picard on May 18, 2012 at 21:39:24

“No, that is not true. It was a lie, even the Boston Globe gave up on that.

The document that that claim comes from never was.”

jerseyrambo on May 18, 2012 at 21:26:22

“That was discounted”
Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 11:52:27 in World

“When those moral norms are manipulated by those who speak in the name of a religion, the discussion moves away from simple cultural anthropology and into the realm of the contamination of a would-be secular society. The majority (almost 70%) of the nation supports gay rights, but well over half of our leaders do not. What society believes and what becomes policy are often very different things.”
Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 11:47:42 in World

“Firstly, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is widely panned by the scholastic community as not based in fact, and most scholars acknowledge that Hitler was a devout Christian whose murder of millions of Jews was motivated by his own twisted personal brand of faith. Secondly, I'm not sure why you think having an "attitude" toward another faith makes you scornful of all faith. In fact, people of faith are more likely to engage in conflict over others' faiths. Thirdly, my only point was that you were implying that Stalin and Maos' respective totalitarian regimes had something to do with their atheism, which they really did not. The quality that makes an atheist or humanist more fit to lead in some cases than a person of faith is the objectivity and rationality that comes with humanism, and the devotion to the betterment of humanity, not to a higher power which may or may not exist. Finally, atheism is not a religion; there is no canonical structure, there is no authority, there is only a community of people who agree that thinking rationally is probably the way to go.”

tarby on Apr 7, 2012 at 19:12:06

“Fanned”

IndependentBadger on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:45:52

“William Shirer's work is not widely panned. That's rubbish. Have you even read it? If anything, it's JAMMED with data. The only thing I could find "wrong" with it were cultural norms from the time that seem dated and silly with hindsight (Shirer's homophobia, for example). And Hitler didn't just have "an attitude" towards a faith or two. He literally had religious leaders murdered left and right, wherever it suited him. He detested religion, for reasons that probably have something to do with the way it guided Alois Hitler's behavior. And I don't know what gives you the right to assume I'm defending "people of faith". I abhor organized religions. And I don't know how on Earth you can pretend that the Soviet and Chinese persecution of religious people had nothing to do with the religious beliefs or attitudes of the totalitarians running those states. But most importantly, you've gotta wake up a little about this Polyanna-like naiveté you possess regarding some supposed heightened state of rationality on the part of atheists. You don't have to be religious to be greedy, murderous, irrational, paranoid, or desperate for love or power. If anything atheists have demonstrated the ability of human beings to behave rationally to a point, and then simply ditch this moral and logical guide, when overwhelmed by some emotion. Atheists, for example, have no idea whether God exists. Or why the Universe exists instead of not existing. Yet they have decided that they can categorically deny the existence of”
Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 21:55:49 in World

“And Hitler was Christian. A war has never been fought in the name of atheism, but almost all of the death by conflict in human history has been at least partially based in religion. Don't you acknowledge that our country would be a better place if it were run by rational, secular humanists?”

IndependentBadger on Apr 4, 2012 at 22:34:14

“And by the way, Hitler was no christian. Read the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It is essentially acknowledged to be the authoritative historical work on his regime. In it you'll find ample evidence that Hitler held all churches in contempt, and saw religious leaders as little more than either convenient pawns or active obstacles to his control of the popular will. He probably had more respect for mystic cults like the Thule Society than any church. And I'm sure there is no need for me to explain to you his attitude towards the Jews.”

IndependentBadger on Apr 4, 2012 at 22:28:50

“A war doesn't have to be fought in the name of atheism, to be started by an atheist. It's sad that you just assumed I was religious, simply for questioning the religion that is Atheism.”
Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Julia Gillard's Barack Obama Joke: Australian PM Says She Faces More Prejudices

Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 21:52:54 in World

“Sure, the actual American people are increasingly secular, but many of our political leaders are moving to take away our basic rights in the name of religion.”

OnLesAura on Apr 5, 2012 at 23:12:18

“And ZERO surprize that the far right wing religious zealots who are always screeching about sharia law and the dire threat of creeping Islam,are the verysame people who areHell-bent on imposing a radical,regressive Christian version straight-jacket on the whole country,withmany of the convictions and fundamental beliefs being no different from those of Islam-no surprize,given that Islam's the third great monotheistic religion,with basic components of Christianity,and Jusaism on which Christianity was based. The blatantly obvious irony totally escapes them.

Butorganized religion has fought progress andscience from the dawn of time;the more widely educated,informed and wordly a populace,the less easily led, and they ferociously fight any threat to their power structure. One of my favorite examples is the immediately ex-communication by the 16th-century Vatican of anyone believing the world wasn't flat;Magellan completed his global circumnavigation in 1521;looking ever more ridiculous in the eyes of the world,Pope Pius XI decided it was at last time to annul the ex-communication(don't you just love having a magic wand like that ?).....IN 1929 !

Polls in the last couple of years have tallied over 16% of the US public classifying themselves as atheist or agnostic. They don't care if others pratice whatever religion they wish,just BACK OFF already,don't prosletyze anyone,or their kids,and don't my tax dollars to suport your already tax-free churches(which in brazen, flagrant violation of their tax-free status, vigorously participate in political campaigns and funding).

This isn't Iran .... yet anyway.”

smoknjoe on Apr 5, 2012 at 04:40:48

“It is not a matter of religion, it is a matter of moral norms. That is why morality differs from culture to culture. America's moral norms are in a state of flux. Gays are more accepted than at any other time in America. Other religions are starting to take root. Just to name a couple of changes. Religions can have an impact but society as a whole moves the moral pendulum.”

Wayne T on Apr 5, 2012 at 00:51:00

“That's the thing though. It's all "in the name of religion" but in truth, its just power, control and pandering.”
Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 15:49:59 in Parents

“I had heard similar statistics (The "everyone could live in Texas" one, for example) quoted by more reliable sources in the past, so I thought this site was reliable, but it appears that it may not be as unbiased as I had previously thought. Thanks for the information!”
Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 15:30:48 in Parents

“I agree that we overuse resources, and that resources are poorly distributed (see my above comment), but if resources were used efficiently, maybe overpopulation would cease to be a problem. I definitely don't have all the answers, but don't you think the points raised by that site are compelling?”

x1134x on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:45:43

“That's the key hole in the overpopulation theory: Extrapolating at current usage rates, when current usage rates FAR exceed NECESSARY usage rates.”

Rachel Houtman on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:37:12

“Not really. People will not decrease resource use en mass, which is what would be required for that to work. We are rapidly losing farmland to desertification because we are trying to grow food (plants and animals) on land that is not stable enough, for example. The idea that population growth isn't a problem is already resulting in catastrophe (see famine increases since 1950 for example).”
Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 15:29:21 in Parents

“Look, I'm not saying that these people have all the answers, and sure, they could be a right-wing propaganda group, but I'm a skeptic by nature, and the points raised by this site are too compelling to ignore.”

sheblasphemes on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:42:01

“I respect that. I also see your point. I think the unequal distribution of resources is one of the underlying problems, and we migggghhttt not have an issue with overpopulation if things were spread more equally. You're definitely correct there. I just don't see the 1% of the world [including you and I, actually, just by living in "The West", if you do, indeed, live here] giving up their stockpiles of stuff anytime soon, though. We'd need to restructure society, buying habits, consuming habits, eating habits, everything!!!! Although we should strive to reign in these things, we must start somewhere, and we could begin by having less babies and focusing on taking care of the ones that are already here. But I think you and I are probably coming from the same place.”
Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Duggars' Mom, Michelle, Thinks Overpopulation Is A Lie

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 15:06:02 in Parents

http://overpopulationisamyth.com/
I am a very liberal person, and I believe that resources are poorly distributed on a global scale, but as much as I hate to agree with the Duggars on any point, overpopulation probably is, according to the evidence, a myth. The above site makes a very compelling argument against the idea of overpopulation.”

Melinda Sanderson on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:52:18

“The Population Research Institute is a Right Wing anti-abortion and anti-contraception goup that is not at all scientific. They have been around since 1989 and have never produced a peer reviewed article or any research that could possibly be called scientific. Most of what they state in their website is arbage unsupported by any scientific research. www.youtube.com/watch?v=23S4xxhuqHk cites you to scientific lecture series and programs that present a different point of view.”

jm1938 on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:37:26

“1800 world pop 1 billion, 1927 2 billion, 1960 3 billion, 1974 4 billion, 1987 5 billion, 1999 6 billion, and 2011 7 billion.
i put that there to say i think the problem is more of a population explosion then overpopulation globally. Sudden changes cause huge problems. lack of infrastructure and etc... go along with this.

This doesn't mean there is not such a thing as over population on a national scale where the country no long need a large population to produce food and etc... birth rate will drop thanks to a lack of a need for more kids and it will pick up after.”

alsm9 on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:37:11

TaxTheChurch on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:30:16

“Humans are a virus. The planet Earth is the host. We are too stupid to realize that we are killing the thing that we need to survive.”

sheblasphemes on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:29:36

“It is pro-life propaganda, actually:
http://www.pop.org/about/who-we-are-800

Yikes.”

sheblasphemes on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:17:35

“...........um

"Even if population growth is slowing down, a billion people every 15 years is still a lot of people. Isn’t this still a problem?"

To which the response is:
"It is a lot of people. And of course, greater numbers bring their own challenges and issues. But there isn't any convincing evidence to show that the size of our population is the cause of the world's most pressing issues, like war, famine, disease, and poverty. "

Are you sure this site isn't run by some Catholic propaganda wing or something?”

Rachel Houtman on Mar 30, 2012 at 15:14:47

“Actually, from a biological point of view, and a statistical point of view, it doesn't make any argument at all. It assumes that the birthrate will continue to drop to the point where population of shrinking rather than growing (no evidence for that). It also ignores all the overuse of natural resources 7 billion people cause. We have artificially inflated the carrying capacity of Earth by using fossil fuels, and by exploiting non-renewable and over-exploiting renewable resources.”
Most and Least Religious States in America

Most and Least Religious States in America

Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 17:03:09 in Religion

“Um, why is there a picture of St. Louis under Mississippi?”

Kayden Heron on Mar 28, 2012 at 22:05:20

“Where is there a picture of St. Louis? I see the capitol building that is in Jackson..?”

Aquatic on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:13:18

“Both states begin with an M? Just guessing.”
Schools Report: Failing To Prepare Students Hurts National Security, Prosperity

Schools Report: Failing To Prepare Students Hurts National Security, Prosperity

Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 18:17:24 in Education

“I sure hope so. If we spent half as much on education as we do on defense, this nation would be a much better place.”

cruisedoc on Mar 19, 2012 at 18:30:56

“You kidding? Do you know what we spend on education? ....state, local, and federal? Our core defense budget is only $520 billion. We spend more than that on entitlements.”

El Chingaso on Mar 19, 2012 at 18:20:11

“Reduced DOD spending = $10 a gallon gas at the pump. Rethink that one...”
What Is The Best Novel Of All Time According To HuffPost Books Readers?

What Is The Best Novel Of All Time According To HuffPost Books Readers?

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 22:01:06 in Books

“The Infinite Jest, duh! Why are modern authors being overlooked?”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 19:41:51 in World

“You're a conspiracy theorist and I have no obligation to respond to your paranoid ramblings, but I'll do you a favor and explain something. There are around 2 billion Muslims world wide. If all Muslims wanted was to kill the 300 million Americans in this country, they could do so with ease. Unfortunately for your Christian warrior fantasy, groups like Al Qaeda and the Taliban are waning in power and size - mainly because of the recent policies of a "secretly Muslim" president.”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 19:32:19 in World

“See my reply to the first unoriginal "there's no such thing as a progressive Muslim" comment.”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 19:31:34 in World

“See the above reply.”

ccdae5 on Mar 14, 2012 at 20:07:22

“See the above response.”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 19:31:31 in World

“See the above reply; I'm not going to repeat myself for a b;got.”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 19:30:37 in World

“First of all, progress is relative. 1900's progressives would seem conservative by today's standards, but were radically liberal in their time, and Morocco is progressive within the larger context of the "Muslim" world. And if you know much about Morocco, you'll know that women aren't required to wear headscarves or anything like that, and that many people (especially in urban areas) live lives indistinguishable from those of many Westerners. And wow, you made a ridiculously broad generalization about a population of 2 billion people world wide, kind of prejudiced isn't it?”

ccdae5 on Mar 14, 2012 at 20:06:38

“Just my personal observation, that any people, nation, or religion that supports or condones behavior like that is NOT progressive, in my opinion of course. However, I'd bet I'm not alone.”
Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Amina Filali, Morocco Rape Victim, Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage To Rapist

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 18:44:55 in World

“It's pretty shocking that this barbaric practice would still be legal in a very progressive Muslim nation like Morocco.”

housecheck76 on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:37:47

“Progressive is the key word, like progressive, liberal, socialist that sit back while this kind of thing has gone on for centuries...Islam is the problem...progressive just intensifies it.”

yemaya on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:13:01

“everyday, I'm shocked less and less.....”

Thorn11acr on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:12:47

“In "progessive" America a man who raped a minor got probation several years ago in Mass.”

Rememberthe Alamo on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:10:55

“and in the USA: search cases where our coward Judges have bowed to Sharia Law and the numerous Honor Killings--where have you people been? Ignorance kills and we have been sued immediately after 9-11 by the Muslim! Get real, get informed or bow to your invaders: we have been invaded and controlled by the EXTREME and from within by our own Coward TREASONOUS TRAITORs within..your government..We are INFIDENLS: read what they do to Infidels--Los Zetas train with Muslim-JIHADISTs...yet this admin is rubber stamping ALL ILLEGALS application by the milllions: can you defend yourself? Think about it...”

DKK77 on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:06:36

“LOL- good one!”

Arthur Harold Cooper on Mar 14, 2012 at 19:06:10

“WHy is it shocking? Islam has been this way for centuries. Why would you call them progressive? Islam and progressive are a contradiction in terms. N'est pas?”

Daly on Mar 14, 2012 at 18:57:53

“Thing going on right here in America  are shocking; women the world over are being put upon.”

ccdae5 on Mar 14, 2012 at 18:57:21

“"progressive" muslim nation? Isn't that an oxymoron?”

Hankfrank on Mar 14, 2012 at 18:53:25

“There is no such thing as progressive muslim nation”

ccdae5 on Mar 14, 2012 at 18:52:58

“Wow, you used the word progressive to describe a Muslim nation, kind of an oxymoron isn't it?”
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