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  1. curtisls87 commented on Steve Benson 1 day ago

    Agreed. When I see artists of any political persuasion making such simplistic inferences, I usually comment. We need more coming together, not more tearing apart.

  2. curtisls87 commented on Steve Benson 2 days ago

    Okay, please, this is just stupid.

  3. curtisls87 commented on Ben Sargent 3 days ago

    Thanks for the good comment. It was, and still is, almost unbelievable.

  4. curtisls87 commented on Ben Sargent 3 days ago

    I wonder if Mr. Sargent was outraged over the Kelo decision. Now that was a clear case of the what he purports, here.

  5. curtisls87 commented on Tom Toles 4 days ago

    So far, what I’ve seen in this thread is side attacking side.

    I do wonder, though, why the law we already have doesn’t already cover this. The Equal Pay Act, a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1963, already expressly forbids paying one sex less than the other for the same job. It states,

    “The Equal Pay Act (part of the Fair Labor Standards Act) prohibits wage discrimination by employers and labor organizations based solely on sex.
    (d) Prohibition of sex discrimination
    (1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions
    of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment
    in which such employees are employed, between employees
    on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such
    establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays
    wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment
    for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires
    equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are
    performed under similar working conditions, except where
    such payment is made pursuant to
    (i) a seniority system;
    (ii) a merit system;
    (iii) a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality
    of production; or
    (iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex:
    Provided, That an employer who is paying a wage rate
    differential in violation of this subsection shall not,
    in order to comply with the provisions of this subsection,
    reduce the wage rate of any employee.”

    Given this, it seems logical to assume that there is some other underlying cause that accounts for the disparity – one I’m not sure we can legislate. I’d be interested to hear from others what they think that might be.

  6. curtisls87 commented on Tom Toles 9 days ago

    Please, no Bush, and no Clinton.

  7. curtisls87 commented on Jeff Stahler 14 days ago

    With respect, the site has it wrong concerning the addition of “under God.”
    Many attribute its addition as a response to the rise of McCarthyism. However, by 1954 Communist witchhunts were on the wain, and its inclusion had more to do with Lincoln, the Daughter s of the American Revolution, the Knights of Columbus, and a sermon that then President Eisenhower heard (who, by the way, disliked McCarthy intensely, and would not have been given to acceding to McCarthy’s points).

    Louis Bowman is thought to be the first to use “under God” in 1948. It was picked up by the DAR, and the Knights of Columbus, both of which gave it widespread use in the early 50s. What codified it was a sermon by George Docherty, that Eisenhower heard, where he referred to Lincoln’s use in the Gettysburg Address of the phrase, “under God,” as showing the underlying spirit of the nation. Eisenhower liked that sentiment, worked with Congress, and signed a resolution, stating, “These words [“under God”] will remind Americans that despite our great physical strength we must remain humble. They will help us to keep constantly in our minds and hearts the spiritual and moral principles which alone give dignity to man, and upon which our way of life is founded.”

  8. curtisls87 commented on Jerry Holbert 14 days ago

    I don’t want another Clinton, and I don’t want another Bush. It pains me that both major parties can’t see past nepotism with respect to the presidential race.

  9. curtisls87 commented on Ben Sargent 18 days ago

    Given that I’m just as worn out by those memes as I am by this one, you’re wrong about me not being able to carp about this one.

  10. curtisls87 commented on Ben Sargent 18 days ago

    please consider finding a new meme. That one is nearly worn out.