CaptainJack58

CaptainJack58 2 years, 4 months ago on O'REILLY: Demonizing Christianity

Oh Bill, you really are the modern day Don Quixote, tilting at windmills that just don't exist. Granted, there are folks who will read what you write and say, "yeah!". But face facts. You are yesterday's news. Only people with both feet firmly planted in yesterday are the least bit interested in what you have to say. And we are moving FORWARD, Bill. We're moving forward towards an America where Christians are tolerant and accepting, where government cares about ALL of its citizens and where people like you are just whiny little voices that sound about as important as this mosquito buzzing around my - SLAP - got him!

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CaptainJack58 2 years, 4 months ago on 'Fifty Shades' too steamy for Gwinnett library shelves

Badly written erotica that shocks the average housewife? You're not missing much, Mack. You can find better erotica simply be Googling "erotica". Sigh. The huge divide between people who are sheltered & naive and those who actually know what's going on around them is VAST. This book is aimed at married people who need to jazz things up a bit (assuming they have been doing very little other than the missionary for 15+ years).

FordGalaxy, what in the world does banning a book from a public library have to do with bad parenting?

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CaptainJack58 2 years, 5 months ago on POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local Dem blasts GOP official for comment

It's interesting that I find myself defending Democrats and Republicans. Just as the Republican party can not be defined by Rick Perry's "oops" gaffe or Romney's "trees are at the right height" gaffe, the Democratic party can not be defined by Hank Johnson's "Guam tipping over" gaffe. When you resort to this kind of thinking (and speaking), you tell the world that you are not very intelligent. The country will not "drown" as a result of four more years of Obama any more than it "drowned" under eight years of Dubyah. The existence of a two-party system is necessary to ensure that we don't swing too far in either direction. The American public is smart enough to figure out when we've swung too far in either direction and they vote to bring us back towards the middle. Calling each other ugly names and pretending that all the smart people are in one or the other of the two parties is just silly and accomplishes nothing. Now I will be the first to admit that I do NOT like it when we start swinging to the right. As a woman, I feel more supported by the Democratic party. I've been shocked by the 400+ pieces of legislation introduced by Republican legislators across the country attacking women. So I'm voting for Obama again. I've also sent a LOT of money to pro-choice Democratic candidates all over the country. Would I be doing that if we hadn't swung so far to the right over the last two years? Probably not. I would have gone on a long cruise instead. But there you have it! This year, it feels important to me to do as much as I can to get rid of the narrow-minded bigotry that seems to have taken hold of the Republican party.

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CaptainJack58 2 years, 6 months ago on Bill O'Reilly: 'Obama money?' No, OUR money

Well Bill, you've once again missed the whole point. Alexandra Pelosi's earlier film showed Mississippi toothless rednecks who spew racist hatred, believe in creationism, believe Obama is Muslim and call Obama a "half breed". It was designed to show the ugly side of the Republican party. The film you're talking about here was designed to show the ugly side of the Democratic party. The whole point of these two films is this: Alexandra Pelosi wants each party to OWN the ugliest part of their political party.

Does it surprise me that you have tried to spin this into yet another racist rant? Nope. But give your readers a little more credit, please! We're not as stupid as you think we are. We actually read and look things up on the Internet and are able to form our own opinions.

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CaptainJack58 2 years, 6 months ago on ROBINSON: To be black in America ...

Unfortunately, I am not at all surprised at the comments attached to this article. It seems there is no end to racist idiots who spew their hatred in the comments section of - oh, let's see - EVERYWHERE!

Mr. Robinson, thank you for your insightful commentary on the Trayvon Martin murder. Because I am Caucasian, I see and hear on a daily basis the kinds of comments and behavior among my Caucasian co-workers, neighbors and yes, even some family, that would lead to just such a tragedy as the senseless murder of Trayvon. So many simply assume that I will agree with their ignorant comments. I have to fight to stay calm and rational as I (yet again) present an opposing view. I don't need to tell you that racism is alive and well. We have a long way to go!!!

It is critically important that we continue the good fight. You are not alone and you have brothers and sisters of all races who are standing next to you in this struggle. If you are not familiar with the work of Tim Wise, I would encourage you to find his website. It is a wonderful source of material for me as I work with young people every day. Thank you again!

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CaptainJack58 2 years, 6 months ago on POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Isakson continues vow to fight new health care law; Brockway seeks reelection

Isakson is fortunate to have healthcare insurance benefits (that may or may not be flawed) for himself and for his family, Why he would want to deprive the rest of America of this same basic right is beyond me. I have friends who have worked and paid taxes all their lives - without the benefit of healthcare insurance. Why should they not be able to get AFFORDABLE healthcare?

Republican lawmakers are duping the more conservative Americans into thinking that this healthcare law is a bad thing. READ IT FOR YOURSELF instead of repeating everything you hear on Faux news.

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