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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 01:34 pm
FREE SPEECH, our 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT is a Constitutional right earned by our Fore Fathers and ForeRead More 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!!! "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".
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.
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 01:49 pm
Lyle Lanley -- Don't project your own sick sex fantasies on someone defending his own home fromRead More chronic criminal invaders. Whether he over-reacted from highly understandable frustration is debatable, but for this tragedy to make you think of sex says more about you than you realize.
wmsmom April 24, 2014 at 01:50 pm
If the teens didn't break the law, they would still be alive...and popular, since that apparentlyRead More matters in some way.
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.
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Dave April 24, 2014 at 01:56 pm
"but a debate won by semantics is not a win at all. ".........Agreed. So, show us proofRead More of your semantics being fact. "Law abiding straight white men will 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.
Dave April 24, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Frank and Michael, the only thing I can recommend to you is to remain locked up in you mom'sRead More basements. If you are truly that paranoid, then I can't say anything that will change your mind. If you had any common sense, you would realize that no changes are being made; the same law abiding citizens that carry guns now will still be carrying after July 1 when this law goes into effect.
GES April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
Wow Frank, Just WOW, It amazes me how you throw flat out lies around and hope and pray that someoneRead More believes you. What Tim wrote is the actual truth but progressives fail to comprehend truth! The fact with Trayvon is, Trayvon broke the law when he attacked Zimmerman, no law was broken until then and he lost his life for being stupid. The Real truth is, if Travon had better parents he would be alive today! Case is closed and Zimmerman is Free no matter how bad you want to believe otherwise! Frank, another Truth is, People kill people for stupid reasons and always will! For every case you find an honest person killing another innocent person (ie: someone unlike Travon Martin) you will find thousands of cases of career criminals killing good honest people like you and I. Your only hope is that you will be armed when bad things happen, because when bad things happen others are not normally around to help you. Thank God for this Natural Right you enjoy. Nothing is really new in this law other than GFL holders can go to 3 or 4 places where they had to leave their pistol in the glove box before the new law. Guns have actually been all around you here in Georgia Frank (at least 20 years now) you just did not know any better before. I also doubt any honest person shot you Frank, so get over your Fear there is nothing to worry about. I find it laughable how you say CCW quickly turn to the gun to kill innocents. LOL. If you took the time to look up the FBI crime statistics you would know how your facts have a fatal error, more people are killed by objects like bats and knives than guns! Also around 2/3 of reported gun deaths each year are actually Suicides according to the CDC and their annual reports. So, really guns have been all around you this whole time, it is a protected Right just as your protected Right to Free Speech, a Right that shall not be infringed. I further believe it is also the last Right Americans will enjoy as Americans! Time takes a Great Toll on Governments and none to date has proven to stand the test of time. Our Founders knew this and established God given Rights to its People to help our Government withstand what toppled other governments of past civilizations. Unfortunately Liberalism has always been a cancer on past societies and the United States is now starting to see the effects of Progressive Liberalism.
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Amy RLB April 24, 2014 at 01:19 pm
When asked exactly what she has accomplished during her stint as a carpetbagger Senator & ourRead More least "carbon neutral" Secretary of State, Madame Clinton responded "what difference, at this point, does it make?" That was after she was fired from the Watergate investigation for lying, and after she attacked every woman who was sexually assaulted by her philandering husband, and after she whispered into Sean Smith's & Ty Wood's parents' ears "don't worry, I'll personally make sure we arrest the man responsible for that despicable video." I'm sure I'll be called a "war on women" hating misogynist by the Libiots too enraged to notice I'm a woman & who are so intellectually dishonest they refuse to admit the real misogynist is Bill CLinton. But hey, as long as the boot licking Main Stream Media still drools over Killary, what difference does it make?
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
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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.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Looks like the grandparents did a pretty good job...And a parent may NOT be the persons thatRead More conceived you...
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.
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.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
David Brown April 22, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'm with you David D. I never watch the show.
Atlanta Rocks April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
NENE IS NOT FROM THE CASCADE AREA!!!! Nor is she from SW Atlanta or even Atlanta for that matter!!!!Read More Why all the Nene Leakes news?? At least give us Kandi Burruss news, she went to school in the area and lives off Cascade. Is it just our Patch site or have they all gone downhill?
Cris April 24, 2014 at 06:58 am
I have never "liked" her. She is "loud and obnoxious" it seems to me and is onlyRead More "popular" from the housewives of Atlanta show and noone would know who she is if it weren't for that show. It's kind of like the Kardashian's and Snookie (eww to me she looks like a ferret- sorry to the ferrets for that one LOL)...none of them would be a "household name" if it weren't for the reality shows-which to me need to be thinned out. There are wayyyyyyyyyyy too many of them!!! All statements in this are just MY opinion of course....lol
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Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.