Nov 19th 2007 2:55PM Oprah is like a big sister, but... Her dumbest (if not worst) moment was when she went to House of Chanel after closing and when they wouldn't let her in, she claimed they were racist. I can't read the minds of those who turned her away, but having done a lot of shopping in Paris, I can tell you that anyone trying to get into a snooty Paris atelier after closing without a prior appointment would be turned away--ANYONE, Oprah. The French are not as impressed as we Americans by celebrities.
Nov 14th 2007 1:31PM Jon Stewart just rose several points on my Truth-o-Meter. Not only did he own up to his errors (not a popular move nowdays, unless you also "Find Jesus" at the same time); but he has been deemed worthy of comment by Good St. Amy (who is the top SERIOUS interviewer/moderator around, regardless of your politics). Now let's see if he's not only a man, but a mensch.
Nov 13th 2007 7:10PM Yo, "Jef" and "Steffie," NO, not everyone has lied to get out of work. And for those who do, if they don't get caught, they get a paid day off; but if they DO get caught, they should be fired. Fair dinkum. For those who think this behavior is acceptable, I hope you never show up at my office--you won't last long.
Nov 13th 2007 6:16PM This is the very limit in selfish legal abuse! Perfectly good motorized transport and wheelchairs are on offer at DisneyWorld, and I have used same successfully. The only type of "disability" I can think of where Segways would have to be used instead of wheelchairs is the "handicap" of sheer laziness. Speaking as someone who has had to dodge Segways, I can attest that they often roll when stationary (ever thought of what would happen if one ran over your feet?). Most users do not seem to have the sort of control needed if one is to use the Segway in close proximity to other people.
Nov 9th 2007 2:03PM Oh, get over yourselves, people -- Amos is a performer using props and judging by the piece she was performing, I'd say those props were appropriate. (Or aren't women allowed to be angry about rape??) Per comment 15: "Don't we have a few biggetr issues to deal with besides this junk?" AMEN.
Nov 6th 2007 6:55PM "142" here, Mr. Genius, Esq. 148. (By the way, has anyone ever spoken to you about boasting, as in "you shouldn't"?) You misconstrue my position. I don't believe "wrong" stories or "right" stories concerning God: I don't believe in Him/Her/It, period! As you, the attorney, should know, the burden of proof is on the party making the assertion, and I would say, for all the "asserting" done in this blog space, no one has presented any proof whatsoever of the existence of an omnipotent deity and/or the benefits of religion. I'm not particularly pleased about this (life everlasting sounds great), but there you have it.
Nov 6th 2007 6:37PM Dear Bloggers: If we divide the blogs between the "believers" and the atheist contributors, and examine the emails of each side in this not-so-great debate, which group's emails contain the (by far) greater number of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors? Of course, such an examination cannot speak to the question of whether or not God exists, but it is very revealing in terms of the respective educational level of the contributors.(I have already conducted my own examination and formed my own conclusions.) Have fun.
Nov 6th 2007 5:53PM Mr. Coyote Riley, your idea of hedging your bets religiously is quite canny, but faith and belief are not things that can be turned on and off at will. You believe, or you don't. And if there is a Deity (with all the powers believers assign to He/She/It, that Deity will surely be able to see through a convenient pretense of belief. Better to live and die honestly, Wily Coyote.
Nov 6th 2007 5:33PM Dinesh notes that the "Evangelicals" are poor because they are predominantly from the "poor" South. Okay. I also note that statistically, violent crime is directly linked to the ECONOMIC INDEX--not to religion (or lack thereof), politics, etc. The correlation is very strong, as Mr. D'Souza will see if he examines the demographics. So I do not believe Christianity needs to take either credit or blame for crime. Bad people will use religion to rationalize their wrongs; good people will do good whether or not they have a pastor or religion advising them to do so.
Nov 6th 2007 4:15PM At last, a viable "Libertarian" candidate. Go, Ron Paul!