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Opinion: A message for Weiner: Just go

I've gotten pretty bored of the train wreck. He's not going to get elected. He's not supported by the voters, nor is he representative of the democrats or any other political party. He's just some Internet perv that really should learn how to use SnapChat.

July 31, 2013 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Special timing

I'd rather pay more in taxes and know that the money was being used frugally and efficiently than pay less in taxes and know that the money was being squandered.

July 31, 2013 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

Strawmaning again. I'd be happy if corporations in general shared a larger portion of their success with the workers who made that success possible. Nowhere in that sentence did "equal" appear, nor did "all people."

I've got investments in the stock market. The only "working" I did to make them successful was to click a few times on a computer screen. Sure, I worked for the money in the first place, but that's only because I had the bad luck to not be born with a large inheritance. Technically I'm risking that money, but statistically it's not really that big of a risk. You take far bigger risks and make much bigger investments in your small business, and that's the sort of investment and risk we should be rewarding over my click, click, clicking.

July 30, 2013 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor

If more than half of workers were employed in employee-owned companies, you might have a point.

July 29, 2013 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Abortion group sees special session as opportunity

Tell that to the many married couples who face unplanned pregnancies every year.

July 29, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Entitlement mentality doomed Detroit

You're strawmaning. I said that appointing an emergency manager wasn't necessary. Nor was it democratic. Nor was it inevitable. There were and are choices in every situation, including this one, even if none of those choices are pretty.

No doubt that they were/are in a huge mess. A mess caused by many different things including economic downturns, government mismanagement, and white flight. That doesn't mean that the only option was to file bankruptcy or to hire someone without any ties to the community to come in and slash and burn the place as if it were a large, failing business.

July 29, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Entitlement mentality doomed Detroit

Indeed he didn't, but bankruptcy wasn't the only way out of this mess. It was the way the governor wanted to take, so he appointed a bankruptcy specialist, and it's the easy way out a lot of other governments are hoping they can take. Responsibility would be paying for those obligations instead of discharging them all.

July 28, 2013 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Entitlement mentality doomed Detroit

The appointment of an emergency manager was never necessary, nor was it the will of the people. State voters over-rode the previous attempt at an emergency manager bill and this one was tacked onto an appropriations bill to prevent another referendum.

July 28, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Abortion group sees special session as opportunity

Except for doctors while they worship in church and mothers with wanted but doomed pregnancies, sure. Oh, and the "pro-lifers" who are also pro death penalty. Other than the people they're killing, they're not killing anyone.

July 28, 2013 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Abortion group sees special session as opportunity

I'm not sure I've ever met a pro aborter, but I've definitely met some forced birthers.

July 28, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )