Apr 6th 2013 10:45AM I used to live in a neighborhood with an HOA, and they got tyrannical and petty, while providing little more than an additional bill. Post-divorce, I purchased another home, and specifically chose not to be in an HOA neighborhood. All the validations the HOAs quote, like preventing purple houses or cars up on blocks, preserving the value of your property etc, have been proven complete rubbish now that I've been here for 6 years. None of the dire dangers the HOAs warn of have ever happened here..and my home is worth the same as it was before, even in this down economy. HOAs are a layer of privatized government that conflict with the premise of liberty in the United States, and those who run them are leeches on society.
Nov 17th 2010 9:47AM To disagree with someone on a moral, lifestyle or political choice is not hatred, it is disagreement. If we begin punishing people for disagreement, we become an extremist nation. Putting people out of class because they disagree with a pro-gay agenda is no different than the Taliban killing buddhists or christians. It is the same principle though the severity is not as final.
I cannot claim to understand the gay lifestyle, nor can I ever embrace it, but I do fully know and understand that being gay is one dimension of a person's chatacter, and that the person can be good or bad based on the entirety of their character. This means I don't hate them, nor do I bar them from friendship, I simply can't understand why anyone would choose that lifestyle.
By the same token, I would never bully or harass someone for being gay, and I think they should have the same legal rights as heterosexuals, particularly with regard to claiming dependents, passing on assets, insurance and other vital needs.
We are a free nation, and we need to remain that way. Disciplining freedom of expression is counter to what this country stands for.
Oct 13th 2010 1:09AM Last year, after 4 years post divorce I got really tired of the extra baggage I was carrying around my gut, tired enough to get out of my computer chair and do something about it.
What worked really well for me was, I bought Michelina meals and ate just those 3 times a day, and supplemented them with blueberries or other fruits and veggies throughout the week.
Then I started walking, little by little I worked up to 4 miles a day in 40 minutes. In about 6 weeks I dropped 20lbs!
After that I joined a local gym and started doing some moderate weight training, because while aerobics wil burn fat, weight training burns carbs. It also sculpts the muscle mass you are starting to see more of and as the muscle mass increases, the metabolism rises.
I will tell you this, once it got Texas hot, I stopped and my eating habits got bad again, I put some weight back on, and now I'm taking the precise steps I did before and beginning to see the difference again.
Above all, do what you can and just push yourself a little more each day. I did this with both walking and weight lifting and I never had any severe muscle or joint pain. It isn't about proving how tough you are, but about getting and staying healthy!
Oct 9th 2010 1:25AM Hey Tasha,
You said, "If anybody is going to get upset it's us African Americans we are the only people who get mocked by racist whites in the movies and i have to say that covers 99.9% of you whites!!"
I guess you've never heard Chris Rock busting hard on white people huh? And you know what, when he does it, I laugh really hard. I love Chris...and I don't get my boxers in a bunch.
Oct 5th 2010 12:48AM Sure that would be great, then you get to pay the government twice the real estate taxes. I'm sure the government will start encouraging it.
May 20th 2010 2:59PM "Said Mrs. Obama, "Yeah, well, we have to work on that. We have to fix that, and everybody has got to work together in Congress to make sure that that happens. That's right." Barry's wife
OK, now, if every person here illegally, from anywhere in the world, not just Mexico were to announce tomorrow that they were going to vote Obama out next election and put a Republican or Independent in, do you think Mrs. Obama would still be talking about fixing this?
C'mon, if we just change the law every time it's inconvenient for someone who didn't obey it, then why have a justice system at all. The only reason they want to fix the immigration problem is to secure a bunch of votes to sustain their disastrous terms in office.
Apr 20th 2010 5:25PM I have one question for all Democrats and all supporters of the Neo-Con movement in the Republican party.
Pick any issue.....and how will you pay for it all?????
Simple fact. We are upside down in debt and all the idealism in the world isn't going to pay for itself.
So whether that ideal is spreading democracy across the globe (even if the people don't want it and have to be killed to make them accept it) or the ideal is socializing the auto industry and healthcare, the point in fact is, ok, but how can we pay for it? Are you really willing to give up every civil liberty you have and jettison yourself to a 90% tax rate to get it done? Would you prefer your grandchildren to spend their lives as indentured servants to a ruling elite?
If not, then wake up and smell the coffee. We have to balance the budget, learn and maintain fiscal responsibility and preserve the liberties that make this nation what it is. Otherwise, we will fall like Rome.
Dispute all you want, but truth is truth.
Apr 19th 2010 2:20PM And then when the banks melt down and FDIC can't cover it, all of the retired folk will be out of luck because they have no cash in hand.
Apr 15th 2010 9:30AM I support the Tea Party Movement, but I do not think the Republican party and their Neo-con views are in alignment in the slightest. There are a lot of people sliding into the movement trying to poison the message, and the message is simple. We want a sound financial system backed by real commodities without the Federal Reserve. We want the free market to reign without regulation or intervention of the government. Laws should be made yes, but not entire bureaus. A sound financial policy and less intrusive governmental policies will restore the nation to its former glory.
I cannot support any candidate who wants to run a deficit, prop up the Federal Reserve, regulate or ban nutritional supplements or organic foods, or fight wars all over the planet that are unjustifiable. You will find candidates doing all of these things on both sides of the aisle.
The movement in North Texas shows very little resemblance to the description in this story.
I don't like FoxNews, Palin or Beck.
Mar 22nd 2010 12:51AM Well, the ship is now sinking. Hope you jerk offs enjoy going down with the Titanic. And enjoy the cradle to grave tax you'll now be forced to pay. You are all truly slaves now.
As for me, time to say G'day mate and expatriate to the last remaining country with sense....off to Australia at first opportunity.
Thanks to all the dirt bag politicians for stealing our country from us, may you all rot in hell.