Cedric Smith @cedsmith ?active 7 minutes ago
Carlos, I suspect the bottom line is: There’s no money in on-line “public discourse” for the “Gazette”. (And they can’t afford someone to properly moderate it.) Add to that, the “discourse” typically involves very few commenters and quickly vectors off course and degenerates to very little meaningful interchange. It is too bad letters and columns [...]
” . . . the criminality factor . . . rampant . . . ” Upon what data base do you base that statement ? Here is a link to a study regarding casinos and crime. Scroll down to page 28, “Summary and Conclusions” and note the first couple of sentences in paragraph 2. “. [...]
“. . . corrupted with . . . and regulators.” Not addressing this specific situation but in a perfect, or perhaps even a near-perfect, world regulation would not be needed. Few rational people would want to live in a country without regulation, ever wondering if the food they bought, or the medicines they purchased, or [...]
Cedric Smith commented on the blog post The Week — Doing the ‘Full County,’ but is it enough? 1 week, 3 days ago · View
It’s an easier stunt than kissing every baby in the state. Stunts may work with voters who are intellectually challenged analyzing anything more complex. Otherwise I doubt they garner many votes.
What are you talking about ? Who is “. . . demanding (demanding ?) others make a mockery. . . ” and how ? I’ve been married for closing-in on half a century — how is SSM making a mockery of it ? If you want to look for “mockery” perhaps you should look at [...]
Anyone familiar with logical fallacies likely spotted the phrase “collection of mental juveniles” in Galt’s post. This is a version of “dodging the issue” by attacking the messenger rather than attacking the message, AKA an ad hominem (against the man) attack. In this case he employs name calling to denigrate other posters by labeling them [...]
Galt, I would suspect the following story would “strike a chord” with you.
Subtle distinction ? Perhaps you could further explain the distinction to newspaper columnists and others of us that you might expect more of. Is the distinction clearly that “their religion” finds homosexuality OK but SSM marriage sinful — is that it ?
Cedric Smith commented on the blog post After market studies, Cedar Crossing is on the ropes 1 week, 4 days ago · View
” The issue is very two sided . . .” Well, I’m certainly glad you clarified that for me — never would have guessed it !
Cedric Smith commented on the blog post After market studies, Cedar Crossing is on the ropes 1 week, 5 days ago · View
Huh — maybe I don’t fully follow your post ? I don’t see where Jack is implying he is “fine” with anything — more just telling it like it is. As far as Mr. Gray being a capitalist and the Riverside investors not that makes no sense. Investing capital in a venture is exactly what [...]
I’ll take some issue with your last sentence. In a nation with a Constitution and enforcement of laws to uphold it, where the freedom to “be different” is protected, yes, we have little choice. But not the “World”. In countries where protections are not present there are plenty of examples of “slaughter them” or “drive [...]
Details on the provisions of Arizona’s proposed “Anti-Gay Law”.
Is that what you read into the last sentence in paragraph 9 “Religious institutions are exempted but businesses are not.” ? If so perhaps that’s a classic example of reading something and spinning it to fit an ideology.
Another good column Mr. Dorman. The future will look back at the likes of Mr. Vander Plaats as most of us look back at the segregationists of the 20th Century. Perhaps B.V.P will change his views as Governor George Wallace did regarding segregation. Probably not. But change or not, the rigid holders of such attitudes [...]
The narrow voting margins in Florida started a mandatory recount. Litigation proceeded through the courts until it eventually reached the Supreme Court. Your “Nobody asked . . . ” is TOTAL nonsense (!) which can be determined by very little research, and your ” . . did not have the Constitutional power . .” comment [...]
Was that post meant to be satirical — judging from past posts probably not. “Just have the IA Supreme Court declare . . .” Who would direct the Supreme Court to make such a declaration ? You refer to the “executive” twice. Are you referring to the governor as the Iowa (Chief) “Executive” who would [...]
You’re on a roll making a fool of yourself, Kettleson. Perhaps you can link Benghazi, or going further back, Whitewater, Watergate, the Vicuna Coat Scandal, or even Teapot Dome, to “voter irregularities” — anything to detract from the subject.
The people who are concerned about the (manufactured) threat to the Democracy by a miniscule handful of people voting improperly be it intentionally or accidently should worry about the real threat — the power of money in Washington. Just one large biotech company, Amgen, spent over 9 million in lobbying efforts in 2013 alone. ( [...]
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