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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Saber Walsh April 24, 2014 at 01:41 pm
I think this is an obvious false flag. We have an entire ideologically-driven group trying to takeRead More over our government and that is trying to spur ANY reason and ANY evidence, real or not, that there is a "racial divide" in our country. This is total BS.
illuminatd April 24, 2014 at 01:58 pm
the burglars are probably these kkk jerks.
Gerson Goldstein April 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
SO, we cannot say GOD or the Pledge Of Allegiance in schools , or wear religious slogans on clothingRead More in schools, but the KKK's right to freedom of speech and hateful bigotry is NOT a hate crime and is allowed to uphold their own freedoms in society ???????? What am I missing here. ???????
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 01:53 pm
"mystuy" -- You've memorized some mighty impressive politically correct rhetoric whichRead More obviously spares you the insurmountable challenge of rational thought.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 02:15 pm
Oh, and that RIDICULOUS term the race card??? Seriously? There is no "card" just a truthRead More of a history and its repercussions that some would like to rewrite with ridiculous terms like that. More marketing. It is important never to forget these things, our shared history. It is so powerful, perverse, complex and singular that it cannot be reduced to just a "card" ever. Just depreciates all that we have been through.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 02:25 pm
Pat Little - Don't have to memorize. And "political correct"? Really? Yet anotherRead More ridiculous term for sure. And the good old stand by, if I don't agree with "you" I am not rational. Too easy! Thank you for the best chuckle I had all day. Admittedly, it has been a slow, slow day...
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Tim April 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Frank, Guns are not allowed at school sporting events. Guns have been allowed at non schoolRead More sporting events for a long, long time in GA, seen anything to substantiate your views at a pop warner or little league game lately? I was carrying at my grandsons ball game last Saturday as were several others, just because you dont see it does not mean its not there. Travon Martin could have followed your own advice and went home and called the police instead of confronting and ultimately bashing his followers head on the sidewalk. As was stated he had to investigate the "cracker", his words not mine, from testimony given by the young lady he was on the phone with. That whole situation should never have happened and is sad. Yes there are lots of people in jail but your comment made was " "If you look at MOST murders, attempted murders, assaults, etc., MOST were committed by non-criminals who then became a criminal by the act", its just not a true statement. Most murderers and violent offenders are previous felons or crimminals that escalated their crimes over time. Your examples are from other states, with different laws written in different ways. I am discussing Georgia law and in particular HB60 that was signed yesterday. Retired police do not even need a permit to carry in this state, period. Been that way for years. Retired judges were added to the exemption this year though. I am not willing to put my or my families safety at risk for a call for help to get someone who may only take two minutes to get there but its over before the number is dialed. This law did not set any different parameters for carry in anyplace except for non-screened government offices. Please keep your references inside the parameters of our state, those you listed are not and they have different laws.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:26 pm
"So, show us proof of your semantics being fact. "Law abiding straight white men willRead More shoot to death innocent law abiding Georgia residents, because of this law being passed that allows guns in bars.".............Took longer than I expected to see the race card played." I wasn't playing semantics with that prophecy, do you understand what semantics means? As for the race card. Check your statistics honey, the OVERWHELMING majority of mass shootings in this country were committed by straight white men. Hey, I'm not proud of it. I'm a white man too. Facts are just, unfortunately, facts.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:26 pm
"All credibility was lost on the stupidity and racial ignorance of the following phrase,Read More "law abiding straight white men". That doesnt even come close to describing the majority of people overcrowding our jails, does it?" I wasn't talking about people in jail. I was talking about mass shootings where guns were involved. Would you like to counter that argument?
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Hey Amy RLB, whatever that means, why are you talking about all .. what did you call them.....Read More libiots..... when there is only one person in this entire discussion that called anybody a woman hater? Do you have a problem with dealing with this single discussion thread, must you broaden the discussion to everybody? All libiots aren't here to defend themselves. The one person that call you republicant's woman haters is here and can defend their remarks. Just a thought.
Tom Hollman April 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A WOMAN PRESIDENT WOULD PERHAPS BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. HILLERY IS NOTRead More FRESH AIR. SHE FROZE UP IN BENGAZIE/ WAS ALWAYS NIP AN TUCK WITH THE DEATHS AND SCANDELS SHE DID NOTHING AS SENATOR KINDA LIKE A KENNEDY A BLOWHARD BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY OTHER PHONEYS WITH LOTS OF MONEY FOR THIER AGENDAS SHE'S IN FAVOR OF THE HEALTHCARE MONOPOLY THAT THE GRANDKIDS GET THE BILL FOR NO THANKS WAY TO MUCH BAGADGE FOR ME AND MINE
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Boy, if you guys are like this now, what are you going to be acting like if she runs and wins theRead More presidency? Are your collective heads just going to pop?
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 01:51 pm
FREE SPEECH, our 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT is a Constitutional right and a integral part of who we are asRead More a NATION. Earned by our Fore Fathers and Fore Mothers and relinquished to All Americans. To bad Benicia Patch doesn't feel this way. I'M APPALLED AT HOW THEY CENSORED and BANNED THE BLACK PANTHER OF POETRY FROM SPEAKING ON THIS RAG!!! They've even taken down his profile; even the KKK deserve the RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH in AMERICA.. SHAME ON BENICIA PATCH(how un-AMERICAN)................."If the specter of whistle-bearing block captains roaming the streets dressed in (reflective?) white sheets is a cure worse than the illness, residents have little recourse. Courts have consistently recognized the KKK’s right to free speech".
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
jMichael April 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm
@Michael Hipp: Michael. I am with you 100% on this. Gays have, for 15 Centuries, suffered the foulRead More odor of Christian opprobrium; a vile and contemptible swamp gas "justified" by an abusive reading of Scripture and fueled by the mad ravings of pulpit bigots and bible billies. These, with mortgages to pay or FOX-friends to win, would hustle sin for coin, hate for fame, and sleaze to generate the titillating headline. <> <> <>
Chris P April 24, 2014 at 01:41 pm
@ Michael Hipp 1. The same Ten commandments I referred to in my response to jMichael. 2.The rest ofRead More your questions aren't really questions, just insults. Shall I respond to you with insults as you and your friend have been? This seems to be a common theme when confonting liberals with facts. You have nothing to discuss so out come the insults. You lost the arguement before you even started. You and your freinds are suffering from a mental disorder and you should seek the services of a phsychologist for your own good.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Okay Chris. So the ten commandments that we follow are the ones that say don't covet yourRead More neighbor's ass... which means no capitalism since capitalism is built on envy. How exactly are America's laws built on that particular 10 commandments again? NEW PARAGRAPH The second point that I made, which you call an insult, referred to your assertion that you should be able to vote on my constitutionally guaranteed marriage rights. That's not an insult, it's a challenge to you to explain to me why you think you should get to vote on my marriage rights, or in other words, if you can vote on my marriage rights, why was I never afforded the opportunity to vote on your marriage rights. NEW PARAGRAPH The last point I made originally directly countered your assertion that a gay judge shouldn't be allowed to rule on an issue that involves homosexuality. My assertion was that your idea is stupid because what you're saying is that no heterosexual judge should be able to pass judgement on any issue involving heterosexuality... which would mean that we could only have inter-sexed judges. What part of that was an insult to you exactly? NEW PARAGRAPH Now to your assertion in your last response where you tell me that I (who is my friend btw? I know nobody here) I have a mental disorder because I insult you when you come at me with facts. You are just going to have to explain that one to me.... it makes absolutely no sense. I didn't insult you and I don't know of any facts that you've come at me with.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm
And it is not true that the standards do not specify methods. Read Gary's post above. He says itRead More better.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.