Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Amen to that. That needs to be on every billboard in this country, especially down South.
Yeah, I'm getting pretty fucking pissed off. Tired of waiting for the selfish inept portion of our society to comprehend the most basic dynamics of an ever-growing society that has to evolve.
Apply this logic to alcohol. Your freedom to buy and consume booze threatens my kids' life on the highways and from crazy drunks committing crazy acts. Also, 100's of thousands of kids get their hands on booze every day, causing death from alcohol poisoning and accidents caused by alcohol induced bad judgement. Then there are the consequences of youngsters drinking and having unprotected sex, not to mention young ladies being sexually assaulted after passing out.I'm really tired of all the excuses you drinkers have for your pass time. Your freedom threatens my kids.
I am tired of meth freaks, diet pill poppers and all that threatens the life and well being of innocent children. Just look at what Sarah Palin showed us when she was taking poor Trig on that bus and she would need to show him at night in the freezing weather. She didn't even have time to put his shoes on. Vile woman.
When one drunk driver kills almost 30 people and wounds a dozen more, then you might have an argument. Until then - go back to hell.
I think the point of the "final thought" had to do with guns and the widely misinterpreted Second Amendment. While excessive drinking is a threat, guns pose an even greater threat.
"Apply this logic to alcohol. Your freedom to buy and consume booze threatens my kids' life on the highways and from crazy drunks committing crazy acts. "----------------------------------Which is why we have passed stricter and stricter DWI laws over the years, causing a very steep decrease ion the number of alcohol-related deaths on the highways.The rest of your asinine comment is every bit as moronic as the paragraph I quoted.Laws and regulations *will* reduce the carnage.
18,775 kids under the age of 18 die each year from guns.5,000 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning.See the difference here is that in most of the alcohol related scenarios the kids had a choice and simply made a bad decision.However, when it comes to the gun deaths the opposite is true most of those kids had no decision in their fatality.Another point Bristol. If a girl is foolish enough to hang around with boys who are pigs that would take advantage of her while she is incapacitated, then those guys are not your friends. A young woman, any woman should never over indulge in a risky environment i.e. clubs or a first date etc. If a girl doesn't have enough sense to protect herself then she is a product of bad parenting and hangs around people who don't care about her. And mostly has low-self esteem issues.
Easy, 12:36. EASY! Did it never occur to you that the writer may have lost a loved one to a drunk driver? The grief is just as bad - and as understandable!
6:03 AM, if you're gonna tout facts and figures to make a point, use the real ones.http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/protect-children-not-guns-2012.pdfAnd I quote......."In 2008, 2,947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and 2,793 died in 2009"I agree that any child killed is a tragedy. But using fake numbers or outright lying to make your point is bogus.Now do some reading on the effects of drinking on kids. And don't even get me started on tobacco products...http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/underage-drinking
Uh, a drunk can drive only one car at a time. He might kill several people with one hit. He can't come anywhere near the carnage that a semi-automatic with a 100 shot drum can do. Don't get me wrong; I think drunk drivers should be dragged through town behind a big truck, but it isn't a fair comparison between drunk drivers and shooters with high capacity clips and semi-automatics.
So true! This will make their pin sized towheads explode! Alcohol doesn't kill, it's alcohol in the hands of bad people!! GAAAAAH!!!!!See what I mean?
I don't get that alcohol is like assault weapons. Can't they find a better analogy?
"Can't they find a better analogy?"------------------------------No.
G,Check out this article from our Palin-Advocate idiot "journalist" (LA TIMES), Charlotte Allen in National Review Online from 19-Dec-2012. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/335996/newtown-answers-nro-symposium#commentsEven the conservatives commenting there are skewering her drivel. [I saw a post at Crooks & Liars earlier this afternoon.] Allen is a true advocate for the "women are the weaker and less-intelligent sex" idiocy. She must be referring to her own weekly bunko group or perhaps just uses her own self-image, and then just projects it onto the entire female gender. But she's an idiot herself, I will agree without reservation.
Boney, should you ever get the chance, kindly tell that ignorant, brain washed Allen that she wouldn't DARE make statements like that about women being the weaker and less-intelligent crap to the female fighter pilots in the military today, or ANY female member of the military today.It is a proven FACT that women have (in general now, as always) better and faster reflexes, can take far more physical stress, and have faster brains - and usually more accurate ones - than males. Period.And if she would slow down to THINK about it, she would realize that this is a biological thing honed into every potential mother around the globe. I wonder if she has ever seen a film of what happens to anyone or anything that gets - even inadvertently - between a sow and her cub? Females PROTECT their offspring. They can't do that effectively by being weaker or slower or dumber!So I am telling her she can stick THAT in her pipe and smoke it - and then shove it up her ass!
I was raised with this description of freedom: "My freedom stops where the next person's nose begins." I have pretty much lived with that as a guideline for over 60 years.For those of you who are humping themselves over drunk drivers? Yes, it is a problem, but it used to be a really BIG problem - 30,000 plus a year. It's down because the people of this country finally got to the point where they had had enough and MADD came into it. Are we done yet? NO! But society has been/is changing, which is what we need to do now.My brother was a drunk who had lost his license. When I told him I would turn his ass in if I saw him driving, my family stopped speaking to me for 6 months. But did they do anything to STOP him? No. I was the ONLY one in the family who would drive him anywhere he needed to go. I told them to fuck off and wake up. Ironically, he died in an auto accident, being driven around by a drunk driver.Newtown has, hopefully, begun to get people righteously angry. Will they STAY that way and demand changes? Don't know. But even as a gun owner I sincerely hope something is done. I am hoping that this time Congress makes a ban on assault weapons a PERMANENT thing, not a renewable thing which they dropped n 2004. Perhaps we can get it this time. (NO! I do NOT own anything remotely resembling an assault weapon!) Over the past week I have heard some really good ideas. I've also heard a lot of extreme anger that led to statements that do NOT help! And I have heard statements that are just flat wrong. What were they? Not going into it.Personally, I am hoping for a.) a total ban on semi-automatic assault weapons (automatic weapons have been illegal since 1932 or 33); b.) a program to improve the accessibility of mental health services to those who desperately need it but can't afford it; c.) an energetic ENFORCEMENT of laws already on the books, and d.) a legislative body CAPABLE of recognizing and soberly (pun intended) acting upon related problems as they become apparent.Then I am hoping that over time we can, as a society, "sober up" and work toward a total cessation of these types of attacks by recognizing that these sort of attacks occur because of MANY problems, INCLUDING the violence to which our children are daily exposed from things like video games, violent movies and violent TV shows such as Power Rangers to name ONLY a few.How long will it take? Haven't a clue. But I would wager it won't be done in MY lifetime!Now, you can go ahead and play attack dog on me, which I am sure some of you will do.LUCFT
Leland, you have said exactly what I feel, only better. Excellent comment, thanks.
PS: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the NRA. They have always seemed to radical to me.
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