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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
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. ???????
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 02:28 pm
"??????? What am I missing here. ???????" A basic understanding of the 1st Amendment....
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
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 02:53 pm
"Sammy Samovar" (failed troll) -- My previous comment was in response to your attempt toRead More hijack my name by slightly misspelling it -- but apparently it didn't work because your real name now appears. :-)
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Trying to impersonate you by being cowardly and anonymous? GOTCH YA !!
Steve April 24, 2014 at 02:58 pm
If it was a sweet little old lady that snapped and over reacted on 2 habitual criminals like theseRead More two teens, she would have a fan club!
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Excuse me... racially profiled, not racially profiles.
Tim April 24, 2014 at 02:42 pm
Black, white, brown, yellow, Pacific Islander, American Indian whatever you want to be, whats theRead More difference, pass a background check, buy a permit, carry your weapon. In a bar if you want to, been legal for years and had nothing to do with HB60! Its not a race thing period. It was long ago, google racist roots of ga gun laws for some eye opening reading about our states history. I would post a link but its copyrighted.
Dave April 24, 2014 at 02:56 pm
"No thank you, I will be safe in my house"..........I'm not surprised. You sound soRead More paranoid, I expect you to hide in your house. But don't believe it's safe. If a bad guy wants in, you can't stop him.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Honestly, Michael, yes. I really can't imagine what that will be like. I have a good friend who isRead More as liberal as they get (we don't discuss politics, which is why we still like each other). There is a tiny part of me that would like to see Hillary win just to prove to my friend how wrong she is about her. But the rational part of me is scared - really scared - of how many fewer rights we would have under a Hillary presidency combined with a Democratic Congress. I mean we've already lost enough in the last 8 years; we need to stop the bleeding.
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
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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.
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.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
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.
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.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
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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.