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by OdinofAzgard
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Libya
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

The course Obama took will probably be best

The harder the struggle, the more they'll appreciate freedom when they get it. Ideally, they free themselves with no U.S. troops on the ground. Since Obama has already ruled out increasing our ground forcest, I'd like to see France continue to rehabilitate its image and lead NATO in introducing more...
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Sowell: Don't Shoot Messenger On Entitlement Woes
Replies: 1
Views: 894

You know Sowell is braindead, right?

This is from a column purported to be some of his random thoughts: "They say that records are made to be broken. President George W. Bush set a record by adding $3.2 trillion to the national debt over the course of his eight years in office. But Barack Obama has already beaten that record with $4.4 ...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: When Law Trumps Religion
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Thought this was settled in the 1850s

and '60s when a lot of Canadian Catholics refused to have their children vaccinated against smallpox because their priests told them diseases were God's punishment and attempting to thwart His will was sacrilege. When the Catholics saw the Protestants, who mostly got their children vaccinated, weren...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Thomas Sowell On Unions
Replies: 1
Views: 787

I commented on Sowell's column here

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/thomas-sowell/2011/03/08/union-myths/#comments Among other things, I said, "According to Sowell, the better wages and safety conditions some union workers fought and died for would be "free lunches" if their companies hadn't later tanked, for which he blames union work...
by OdinofAzgard
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Jeremy Bernard Named WH Social Secretary
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Sure

Clearly Barak Obama knows that he is facing a tough 2012 reelection campaign, and is reaching out to reel in the gay voters who have made their displeasure with his past lack of focus on "Don't Ask" and gay marriage rights quite evident. because gay voters need reeling in to keep them from voting f...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Giving Bedbugs The Creeps
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

If Christians had practiced this kind of self-indulgent . .

cruelty it would've been stamped out long ago? Has this dumbass heard about the Catholic Church's history of sexually abusing minors and covering up those crimes? "Self-indulgent cruelty" involving the slaughter of animals is bad but . . . Nice of the dumbass to tar an entire religion with its extr...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: NAACP Fights Attempt To Honor KKK Leader
Replies: 2
Views: 651

I haven't followed the ACLU religiously but

The group's website says they "are united in sending a message to the state government of Mississippi that WE WILL NOT STAND for the public glorification of one of the original leaders of the Ku Klux Klan." it's my impression that they tend to defend the first amendment rights of individuals and no...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Was NYC Killer's Spree Due To Weak Knife Control Laws?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

How many people did the knife-wielder kill/hurt?

Compare that to the numbers killed/hurt when the average gun nut goes off the deep end. Against a guy with a knife, at least the 260 lb guy had a fighting chance. His size probably would've just made him a bigger target for a shooter.
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Prisoner Medical Costs Overwhelm Jail Budgets
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

How would they "cover their own shit?"
By coughing up a kidney, bone marrow, etc. Richard Speck was a waste of space and money. Why not part him out instead of paying his medical bills?
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: County Officials Fret Over Race Gap At Juvenile Jail
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Kudos to those

working on the JDAI. It's good they recognize the importance of distinguishing real crime from rules violations and the nature of the systemic trap adding additional penalties for rule non-compliance, as well as the lunacy of incarcerating juveniles with hardened criminals. Without question there's ...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: "Smoking gun" Vatican document found.
Replies: 2
Views: 681

"Smoking gun" Vatican document found.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/1 ... 10535.html

Tony Walsh's re-instatement demonstrates the Vatican's endorsement and culpability. These guys should burn in hell.
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Woman SHOCKED That Night Intruder Stole Her Car!
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Well-meaning ditz?

Seems to me she handled the situation about as well as it could be handled, since she probably didn't have a loaded gun handy. Sleeping with her front door unlocked might be ditzy, but everybody probably forgets to lock up at one time or another. I see nothing in the story that suggests she was SHOC...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Interesting Contrast Between Tucson and Ft Hood Views
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Apparently I missed the murders

and murderers influenced by all the left-wing hate Malkin mentions. Madonna? Sandra Bernhard? When did they and the other obscure lefties mentioned become the kind of political players Palin is? How many of them were v.p. candidates on a major political ticket? Who takes Madonna, Bernhard, et al ser...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Interesting Contrast Between Tucson and Ft Hood Views
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

the ballyhoo-ed "many liberals"

Got names of the evidence-ignoring "many liberals" Jennifer mentions? What number crosses the "many" threshhold? Obviously, the motivations of murderers are relevant. Interesting that Jennifer brings up the Fort Hood murders but doesn't mention Timmy McVeigh or the anti-tax nut who flew his plane in...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Juvenile Powderhorn Park Rapist Flees Supervision
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

I don't know what a real Euphorian is

but I'm having a hard time improving on the woman's response. The phrase "hurting scared children" is emasculating under most circumstances and particularly so in this instance. She ends with a shot at the parents, diagnoses the root causes of the thugs' dysfunction, rejects the victim role and inst...
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: quotes
Replies: 82
Views: 28419

How is socialism

a philosophy of failure and the gospel of envy?
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Michael Moore Posting Bail For Hero Assange
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Want to dig him up first?

Gonna be kinda hard to pursue Novak where he is now, if anywhere. OTOH, he wasn't called The Prince of Darkness for nuthin. A stake through his heart might be a good Christmas present. R.E. Pound, a retired CIA agent who helped assess the damage allegedly caused by the leak at one location, conclude...
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Walker To Ensure No One Misses Banned Smithsonian Art
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

No.

South Park wasn't afraid of depicting Mohammed. Comedy Central was. Some time in the near future, I'm planning on ordering a dozen t-shirts with an image and the caption - Allah Wants You. I figure I'll send 'em to whoever annoys me in the hope that they'll wear one in public and be dispatched. Chri...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: European Court Rules Against Irish Abortion Law
Replies: 2
Views: 700

If you want to kill your baby

there probably aren't any good places to hang your hat. If you want to have an abortion, OTOH, . . .
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Elaine Gale: Reconciling Feminism and The Feminine
Replies: 3
Views: 806

You thought that was interesting?

She seems to blame feminism for her choices in delaying trying to conceive, even though she presumably only married the guy she wanted to have kids with relatively recently and they've been trying ever since. Being an adult means taking responsibility for your choices. Does she regret not having kid...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gutless IA School District Pulls Holiday Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Those damn Jews and their anti-Christmas nonsense

Don't they know that celebrating religious crap is a core function of public schooling? What gets complained about and removed next? The menorah? The altar for blood sacrifices? The picture of the great and powerful Oz? First they came for the holiday tree and I said nothing because I don't like gay...
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Child-killer sentenced to life in prison
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Child-killer sentenced to life in prison

Hokanson, 24, . . . sobbed at the verdict. What'd you think was gonna happen, bitch? Inmates tend to take a dim view of child-killers. I'll be very surprised if you make it one year, let alone thirty. http://www.startribune.com/local/south/110713579.html?elr=KArks:DCiUocOaL_nDaycUiacyKUnciaec8O7EyUr
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Handy Tips For Somali Pirate Hostages
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Where's the handy tips for Somali pirates?

High on the list should be - Don't attack U.S. warships.
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Meeting The Special Needs Of Muslim Funerals, Burial
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Gonna take a pretty big cemetery

to hold all those pyramids.
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Davy Crockett Weighs In On State Charity
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

A lot more reasonable than the people who believe

this story, supposedly quoted verbatim 100 years before tape recorders were mass produced. If people believe this, what won't they believe? Davy, Davy Crockett, killed a b'ar, when he was only 3. Probably believe that too. I suppose I'm the only one here old enough to remember those old Fess Parker ...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Davy Crockett Weighs In On State Charity
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

No, but it's a good story

http://www.constitution.org/cons/ann_toplovich_crockett.htm I particularly like this part - '"Mr. Speaker – I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respe...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Waite Park NE Listed As Minneapolis Safest
Replies: 5
Views: 926

I'd hate to see what the worst neighborhoods' rates are.

A 1 in 68 chance every year of becoming a vicim isn't what I'd call safe. Relatively safe, maybe. Better than the Chicago neighborhood's victimization rate of 1 in 4, anyway. Who would live in a neighborhood where the violent crime rate is so high there's a 1 in 4 chance of becoming a victim? Remind...
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Why Theater is important
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

An obscure work . . .

Can you point to a work of literary fiction that has? called The Bible comes to mind. Other fiction works have also been influential enough to be called important. Books like - The Fountainhead Atlas Shrugged 1984 Animal Farm Uncle Tom's Cabin The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - to name a few. Can...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Why Theater is important
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Ok, I'll bite

Upton Sinclair writes The Jungle and a sickened and outraged society forces changes in the meatpacking industry. Rachel Carson writes Silent Spring and an environmntal movement is born in America. Those are important works. What theater works can you cite that have had anywhere near the impact of th...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Missionaries Attacked In Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Ya mean the Haitians are blaming religious quacks

for their troubles? They believe things without any credible evidence? Wotta bunch of rubes! Reminds me of this guy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h08RDYA5E How long until a Repub representative consults a Magic 8-ball in a congressional hearing? Or star charts? From voodoo economics to voodoo c...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Laughing Killer Michael Swanson Charged
Replies: 1
Views: 682

He won't be laughing when he's being

traded for cigs in the joint. Could be he's gay and looking forward to it, though.
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Palin daughters in Facebook flamewar
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Palin daughters in Facebook flamewar

Best line - Bristol - "You'll be as successful as my baby daddy." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/willow-palin-facebook-posts_n_784585.html When Sarah's Alaska show is done, how about a Jerry Springer-type sitcom with Bristol and Willow? Call it "My Alaska Baby Daddy." Could be a great chil...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: The Dakota Way is to plan for 7 generations
Replies: 0
Views: 377

The Dakota Way is to plan for 7 generations

Or so they say. That's like a hobo winning the lottery and claiming his way has been to provide for future generations. Since when?

Were the Dakota workin' that plan all those generations they lived in abject poverty?
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Former MPD Cop Jason Anderson On Trial
Replies: 3
Views: 927

The lesson here is . . .

don't use excessive force in front of other cities' cops. If it'd been in Mpls, he'd have probably got a medal.
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Rangle Walks Out Of Ethics Hearing
Replies: 2
Views: 555

I like Charlie

but he's obviously stayed too long at the fair. He got corrupted by the entitlement mentality and now he's going down. Won't be long before he trots out the race card and disgraces himself further.

He should resign, deal with his legal problems and then go away.
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Amazon Under Fire For Selling Pedophile Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Reminds me of the spoof I wrote for teens called

Kill Your Parents For Fun and Profit To the best of my recollection the chapters were - 1. So You Want To Kill Your Parents . . . 2. Where There's a Will, There's a Way 3 Keeping the Cops Off Your Case 4. The Insanity Defense 5. Shooting 6. Electrocuting 7. Poisoning 8. Hanging 9. Painting 10. Kind...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Rapper Shyne Discovers His Inner Jew
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Me too

Not enough rappers rhyming about the glories of circumcism and the evils of pork.
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Toy Story 3- Life Imitates Art
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Find our own way to infinity and beyond?

As opposed to govt guiding us to infinity and beyond? Will there be lolipops beyond infinity? No wonder people want to go there. I didn't see the movie but it sounds like Animal Farm with toys. Wonder what this clown could do with the Ed Asner balloon movie. It seems to have escaped him that astrona...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Food Fight For Congressional Dem Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 813

The same bill?

Couldja document that?

The right hates Pelosi and wants her out because she's been so effective. The left loves her for the same reason. I signed a petition asking her to keep leading and it's gratifying to see she intends to. I'd love to see Boehner have to hand the gavel back to her in 2012.
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Feds Indict Somali Gangsters For Juvenile Sex Slavery
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Let's try not to act surprised

when Kayachith takes the first plane out of Mpls. No bail = no show.
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: NYT: Black School Achievement Gap Underestimated
Replies: 1
Views: 500

I'll be surprised

if Baltimore's improvements don't have more to do with changing measurements than they do with improved black learning. Obviously, improving drop-out rates doesn't mean much in and of itself. We may finally be getting past the denial and political correctness crap that have kept society from address...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: ACLU Sues Obama for "Capture/Kill" al-Awlaki Order
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Hard to fault the ACLU on this

I would like to see a process in place, perhaps a special court, that'd consider the evidence and then possibly revoke citizenship before @sswipes like this are put on a govt hit list. Or try him as a traitor in abstentia, pass a death sentence on him and then hunt him down and kill him. Allowing th...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Zeitoun
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Lordy

. . . a real eye-opener for those who think America's increasing suspicion of and aggression against Muslim Americans is in any way justified. That mean you don't agree with the WH decision to put Anwar al-Awlaki on the capture-or-kill list? You think he's getting a bum rap? Unqualified blanket sta...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Feds Indict Somali Gangsters For Juvenile Sex Slavery
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

At least Omar aint buying it

Omar Jamal, an advocate for Somalis in Minnesota, said the allegations shocked the Somali community, whose members pointed out Islam forbids such activity. "Collectively, they might have been in denial that such grave sex minor trade could ever be going on in the community," he said. "It's a kind o...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pope Condemns Spain's Move Away From Church
Replies: 1
Views: 583

And during Benedict's watch as

Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he enabled and covered-up child sex abuse by the members of his church.

He and his church have no moral authority and it's high time the leaders of the world stop giving him and his church undue respect.
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

No offense, Peggy, but if I see your stupid commercial one more time I'll be rooting for your cancer if it comes back.
by OdinofAzgard
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Oklahoma Voters Ban Sharia Law In State
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Not necessarily

Most of these cases seem to involve the arbitration of contracts, in which the parties agree to be bound by the decisions of arbiters. Even if their agreements/contracts are based on Sharia Law, it's arguable the State should enforce the results of those arbitrations just as it enforces the results ...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Shock Of Gray
Replies: 1
Views: 409

I got asked if I was a senior

at OCB the other day. It was a first for me and kind of a shock. Usually people guess me for younger. Seems to me if you get asked if you're a senior and you aren't within 5 years of being one, you should get a free meal and one free assault on the questioner.
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Despite Crime Declines, US Gangs Swell To 1 Million
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Correlates with the breakdown of the family

and the rise in the number of fatherless families. The gangbangers go looking for the love and respect they aren't getting at home. The drugs and the girls and the excitement aren't exactly turnoffs either. The gangbanger and associates databases have probably been instrumental in putting a crimp in...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Iraq: Dozens Killed As Al Qaeda Takes Catholic Church
Replies: 1
Views: 579

What took 'em so long?

For religious fanatics, shouldn't other religious institutions be #1 on your hit parade?
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest Sex Abuse Victim Beats Attacker To Near Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Well, God is male, ya know

Sez so right in the Bible. And it was man who was created in His image, not woman. Woman was made from Adam's rib which is, as Archie Bunker said, "a cheaper cut." Stop bleeding once a month and maybe you won't be so unclean. (And none of that pill-popping artifical estrogen crap to stop the bleedin...
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest Sex Abuse Victim Beats Attacker To Near Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

And this

"At a 1979 family reunion in Arizona, prompted by the looming death of Lindner's father, Father Jerry shared a bed with his nephew, who was eleven years old at the time. Linder's son told them that Father Jerry had sexually molested him every night during the family reunion. In his 1998 interview w...
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest Sex Abuse Victim Beats Attacker To Near Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Not a lot but some

Families bring 'em when they visit grandma or grandpa. Think the ped doesn't volunteer to "watch" em while the adults visit? Kids are his preferred victims but that doesn't mean he isn't also abusing vulnerable residents.
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest Sex Abuse Victim Beats Attacker To Near Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Too bad he didn't castrate him

How many kids has the priest molested since he's been in the retirement home? And how many of the home's residents and staff knew of his background. They know now, so I'm betting the priest moves to find a new community to victimize asap. Wonder if he has to register with the cops when he moves so t...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Alan Grayson Panders To Worst In Us
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Grayson is clearly a lowlife running a scummy campaign

but being called dishonest by George Will is like being called stupid by Dan Quayle or uneducated by Christine O'Donnell. Will is probably the only columnist in America who wrote that Quayle came off good in his V.P. debate with Lloyd Bentsen. Will also lauded Reagan's debate performance against Car...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Real Self Esteem
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Ayn Rand

said all this in Atlas Shrugged decades ago. I like the method of D's father but it's probably equally if not more important for the parent(s) to be models of competence and good self-esteem. Easier to be captain of your own ship after you've seen other captains in action. For the last couple of dec...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Bicyclist Killed By Car Riding Stolen Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Locke said thieves should be killed

and I agree. Adult thieves anyway. Good riddance.
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: WI Reaches Under Table Settlement For Prison Guard BJ's
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Good explanation. Thanks.

Guy's a douchebag so prison should be right up his alley, among other things.
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: WI Reaches Under Table Settlement For Prison Guard BJ's
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Other than the inmate allegedly hit with the nightstick . .

how do these incidents constitute second-degree sexual assault? Or any degree of assault? Second Degree Sexual Assault - Sexual intercourse or contact with another person without the consent of that person and 1) involving the use or threat of force or violence, 2) resulting in injury, illness, dise...
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Red Tape Strangles New Business Ventures
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

And closer to home

are the midway businesses who'll suffer and/or go under because of the new lightrail line. I'm beginning to wonder if pols should have to have business experience before being eligible to campaign.
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Henry Lake, KFAN dumbass
Replies: 0
Views: 1627

Henry Lake, KFAN dumbass

I happened to catch a bit of the post-game KFAN show and Lake actually said that Favre wasn't giving his team a chance to win the game. Outside of rightwing radio, that might be the stupidest comment I've ever heard on the radio. This isn't the first stupid thing Lake has said. Is he KFAN's token bl...
by OdinofAzgard
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Burger Time? Really?
Replies: 3
Views: 2991

Because we've become a nation of obese gluttons?

But in a time where we clearly see rising obesity and the increase in chronic illnesses related to it (i.e. Type 2 diabetes, etc) skyrocketing, why do restaurants continue to promote gluttony? Why wouldn't they cater to the marketplace? Given that restaurants don't have to pay for the illnesses cau...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gay Dad Challenges Cub Scout Leadership Ban
Replies: 4
Views: 908

I can understand

not allowing a guy who's attracted to other guys to be a boy scout leader. I wouldn't want a straight guy to be a girl scout leader when the girls reach puberty. Sexual attraction is one of the most powerful forces in nature and the temptations may be overwhelming. Why take the chance? The rewards d...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: NPR Fires Juan Williams Over Muslim Comments
Replies: 2
Views: 763

In context, his remarks weren't that bad

He also talked about the Muslim cabdriver being attacked and said O'Reilly's inflammatory comments on The View could lead to more violence against Muslims. Hard to know where to draw the line. If he'd said he feels a visceral revulsion when he sees two gay guys being affectionate, that might be hone...
by OdinofAzgard
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: UK Imam Choudary: We Will Conquer US and Impose Sharia
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

US taxpayers probably fund more jihad

than British Muslims do. According to a recent article, a lot of the contractors we pay in Afghanistan have to bribe the Taliban to fulfill their contracts. One Afghan woman we paid $200,000 to deliver laptops to soldiers had her shipment grabbed by the Taliban and she paid $150,000 to get it back. ...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: No Cull Rule Disqualifies Local Bass Champ
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Stupid PP headline

She wasn't "disgraced." Apparently she followed the tournament guidelines instead of some obscure DNR regulation. It's unconscionable for the tournament director to now claim that even though he got it wrong, she was obligated to ignore him and get it right. If he had any honor and integrity, he'd p...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: UK Imam Choudary: We Will Conquer US and Impose Sharia
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Isn't the whole point of terrorism to enable a small minority to force the majority to bend to their will by means of violence? If they had the popular support to get their views turned into law and policy, they'd simply use the ballot box. Yes, and your point is . . . ? There may be a handful of c...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: UK Imam Choudary: We Will Conquer US and Impose Sharia
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Misses the point

If the number of extremists is 10% or 5% or 2.5% or 1%, they're still vastly outnumbered by the number of Muslims who aren't extremists, so why do Sullivan (and others) portray the extremists' version of Islam as representative of the majority? Amanpour is nobody's fool. The notion that she invited ...
by OdinofAzgard
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: New Obama Media Blitz Appeals To Racial Loyalty
Replies: 1
Views: 431

It'll be interesting to see

what black turnout is. After Obama was elected, one black woman interviewed was happy because she said it meant she no longer had to worry about paying rent. If she's emblematic of the expectations of the black community, the disappointment must be enormous and palpable.
by OdinofAzgard
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: UK Imam Choudary: We Will Conquer US and Impose Sharia
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Interesting that Sullivan quantifies

the dichotomy between Islamic fundies and moderates as "millions and millions" vs "thousands." Seems to me if the billion-plus Muslims on the planet were divided in those porportions, we'd be seeing a lot more Muslim jihadists perpetrating bloody mayhem.
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: German Chancellor: Multiculturalism Fail In DDR
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Actually, I was talking about Jewish influence

wielded by an American religious minority whose allegiance to Israel is often at odds with American interests. The parallels to the Somali community are obvious. They take what they can get from this country to further the interests of another. It wasn't in America's best interests to help create Is...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: German Chancellor: Multiculturalism Fail In DDR
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Really?

Those sentiments are expressed frequently and publicly by members of our local Muslim population. I've somehow missed those. Some of the Somalis I've talked to consider their former homeland a shxthole (their word) they're well rid of. The 'tude of religious superiority grates but it's hardly uniqu...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Churches Want Showdown With IRS Over Politics
Replies: 3
Views: 819

You go, Brad!

Screw that so-called wall separating church and state! Who cares if legal precedent is against you? Onward Christian soldiers, marching off to war with the IRS. God is on your side! (And by extension, on the side of the candidates you endorse.) What could possibly go wrong? My CPA brother had a run-...
by OdinofAzgard
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Metro Catholics Face Major Downsizing, Consolidation
Replies: 1
Views: 506

The Strib had an article on this too

and the author blamed the economy for the Church's financial woes. Funny no mention was made of financial impact of the settlements paid to the victims of pedophile priests.