I agree with Sally It gets old. Im not your Dear, sweetie or anything else Im a customer and you should address me as such. Much like saying "Thank you" its not that hard to show respect and gratitude for me spending my money and helping to keep you in a job.
Claus: Here is the problem with "pork". Everyone says (as you just did): "I'm in favor of reducing our national deficit, government waste and medical costs. BUT .................."
If we are truly serious about saving our country from fiscal collapse, we ALL must let go of our parochial special interests.
Come on Sally, aren't we being just a bit oversensitive? This is the type of attitude that has brought us to our current, egregious "politically correct" posture. Develop a little self-respect and what others say won't bother you a bit. Seriously, who should care what others say?
Mr. McNeill: Excellent observation and point.
And the way you check your stats is to compare the beginning of the real aggressiveness years of the movement in 2000 with the increase in suicides.
You see most people have real compassion for other human beings. This is why the church is trying to being sensitive without leading people astray.
None of us has ever hated gays, but like with the race baiters Jackson and Sharpton, there are gay baiters who excite things to a new level, and get gay kids so feeling battered that the commit suicide.
Check your stats....it is the gay movement that has caused the increase in gay suicides, not straight conservatives.
"The question that remains unanswered is this: What if the shooter had been black?"
Then there would have been no charges and no trial, Sharpton and Jackson would not have said boo, Obama would not have stirred the pot, Nancy Grace would have found something else to be outraged about, and Holder would not be pursuing a vendetta against Zimmerman.
"All we have to do is remember a case in Florida three years ago of a young black mother of three, Marissa Alexander, who acted in self-defense, giving a warning shot at the ceiling as her abusive white husband came at her. "
You obviously do not have all the facts in that case. First, her husband was not coming at her. He was in the process of leaving the residence. He was not posing any reasonable threat against her, especially not a threat of death or serious bodily harm -- the requirement for the use of lethal force, and ANY TIME you fire a gun, it is the use of lethal force. The reason she went to the garage to get the firearm and shot it was to intimidate him into leaving faster.
Second, warning shots are not authorized and are generally illegal. If a situation warrants the use of a firearm, then you shoot at the attacker and aim at the largest part of the body, which is usually the torso. You do not fire into the air, as there is no otelling who might get hit by the bullet. You do not fire into the ground. You do not aim for a shoulder or a leg or a knee. You aim for center mass and you shoot until the person ceases to display a threat.
Florida's laws are not discriminatory.
BobW: I didn't miss a thing. Her sarcasm was noted. I was merely being facetious. Sometimes that doesn't work on the written page.
With all the nimrods, loons, lefties, commies and Obama lovers posting and writing columns on these pages, I'm certainly impressed that you think it is I that is wrong with America. Perhaps you should question your own reading comprehension.
Mark Anthony: Look on youtube for a video I uploaded. The title is "Feinstein not Einstein". It is short and makes your point splendidly.
And to Siggie: You are the symptom of what is wrong in America. Proven by your missing Gina's point completely. However you understand the Indy, that is if you were not being sarcastic.
To Jim Inman: You nailed it. This nation could eat for a year on what the DEA spends in a month. Law Enforcement is about the only job opportunity but not everyone gets a thrill from caging other humans or killing drug dealers for being greedy. Every lesson authority thinks they teach us is contradictory. Every day that lawmakers are in session things only get worse. Government in a word: Fail. (pardon me for using a trendy word, my bad)
goldie, running at nitwit, loony liberals is my great pleasure.
Siggie - and yet you continue to return to this "hand-wringing, bleeding-heart incessantly weeping, always emotional, loopy, loony left and totally bigoted INDY" to read it and post your own stuff. Go figure.
To Jim Inman: Good one! See note to Mark Anthony.
Gina dear, why don't you just stop smoking?
To Mark Anthony: Stop it! Your letter makes too much sense to be posted in the hand-wringing, bleeding-heart, incessantly weeping, always emotional, loopy, loony left and totally bigoted INDY.
Elaine: I'd rather teach them to fish than give them a fish. When the wagon is so full of riders that the shrinking group of pullers stops dead in its tracks - everybody will go to bed hungry. Will that be equal enough for you?
SAS: Your operative word being "gave". In a competitive, capitalistic society (which is what we have in the US, by the way), people are -and should be- paid what they are worth. In a socialistic society, people are 'given a living'. There are still socialistic and social/democratic societies in the world. Nothing is stopping you from moving there.
(I must warn you however, they either are or are on the path to being bankrupt.)
If employers gave people a living wage less people would be on food stamps.
I know that I am in the minority of readers of the Indy when I say that I think Mayor Bach is okay and doing a fairly decent job. However, I must agree with the letter writers that question his prudence (and possibly even his motivations) relative to the downtown ballpark idea. I just don't see it as a good and beneficial thing. My guess, at this point, is that a vast majority of the population (and not just the "anti-Bach" Indy population) question the sanity of this grandiose idea.
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