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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Rick Langley April 24, 2014 at 03:02 pm
@Gerson Goldstein You can say God in school, just like the Klan can say what they wish. SchoolsRead More can't force God on kids. You don't seem to understand the 1st Amendment.
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 03:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
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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mystuy April 24, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Right on Pat Kittle..White Power!!! :0. Could not resist that one. Too funny. If you and yoursRead More are tired, imagine what everyone else is feeling, if you can. Priceless. Thanks Pat for another gem! :)
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 04:54 pm
"mystuy" -- You must be feeling terrible & it's all white people's fault for notRead More giving you more freebies of all kinds & feeling guilty as hell about all your failings.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 04:59 pm
Home invaders checklist; hoodie, sunglasses, hairnet, oversized shoes, latex gloves, randomRead More cigarette butts, gun, knife, random hair follicles, accomplice, and if you have 2 strikes be ready to eliminate all witnesses. For additional tips watch the ID channel.
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Dave April 24, 2014 at 04:44 pm
"They have no...... Do you also provide lottery numbers or is reading minds your openly parlorRead More trick? "...are not willing to provide a reasonable, civil counter argument supported by real citations."..............How about this one?.....84,999,989 gun owners killed NO one yesterday. Is that helpful enough to both sides or is there some additional lies you want to spin?
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Thanks for the sage words paul. I do enjoy sparing with the fundies though.... it's fun. It's aRead More good day when I can get somebody to argue with me on important topics. Personal insults and rants are just part of the sparing. Truth be told, we all have biases of some sort and most of us are bigoted towards at least some subsection of the population. I, for instance, firmly believe that my morality, judgement and intelligence is far superior than somebody that is completely wrapped up in religion, to the point that every word of that stupid book is true and there is a god beyond a shadow of a doubt. I like to think that I'm better than them, just like they like to think they are better than I am but really neither of us are better than the other, we just have different opinions and we're so fat, rich and privileged in this country that we think every piddly little issue is the most important thing in the world.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Awww Dave, are your feelings hurt? Poor kid. Go back and read the post where I asked theRead More questions again dude. You're obviously just playing this little game so that you don't have to answer the direct questions put to you because you don't have any good answers. Here, since you're apparently incapable of using a mouse, I'll put them to you again. 1. How is it that America's laws are based upon the ten commandments, the set that tells us not to covet your neighbor's ass, when coveting your neighbor's ass is the very basis of capitalism... capitalism being the engine of our economy and what we call ourselves? 2. Why do you think you (as a private citizen) would EVER get to vote on my constitutionally guaranteed marriage rights, or alternatively, if you get to vote on my marriage rights, why don't I get to vote on yours? 3. If a gay judge can't preside over an issue concerning gay issues then heterosexual judges can't preside over an issue that involves heterosexual issues. If no gay judge and no straight judge can serve, does that mean only hermaphrodites can be judges? Just trying to follow your logic dude. Okay, there you have it. For the third time, the exact same questions asked three times with very little range in wording even. Let's see what Dave will do to try to wiggle out of answering them this time.
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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.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
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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.
Carolyn April 23, 2014 at 07:46 am
Not only did she 'turn a blind eye', she tried to SUE Defacs a few weeks or so after thisRead More happened....for millions! She thought her cash boat had arrived! As IF she knew nothing that was going on! Just as scummy as the parents in my opinion.
Jeffrey Van Ngo. Gwinnett County Detention Center mugshot.
SUNKEN SUB April 23, 2014 at 07:53 am
* UP SCOPE ============================================== I guess he Ngo's now, that's a bad hairRead More day. ============================================== Down Scope
Steve Brooks April 23, 2014 at 08:29 am
How much was he offering????
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.
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