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Re: “Danehy

Theres a legitimate argument to be made on both sides. One simplistic article doesnt even scratch the surface. Im a big fan of title IX, but the reality is, mens sports is much more popular than womens sports. So much so that wealthy alumni will figure out many ingenious ways to remunerate male stars. Coaches in smaller markets just are not going to be able to recruit top talent if they compete evenly with powerhouse schools. So, cheating and under the table payments are the norm even for big schools. With the current system, college sports is living a lie. Scandal after scandal proves that. The first step to a better system is to admit that you have a problem, Tom.

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Posted by Kentop on 03/15/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Danehy

If you think distracted driving is dangerous, Tom is the poster boy for distracted writing. Hes fun to read, but you could get whiplash trying to follow his thoughts.

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Posted by Kentop on 12/21/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Danehy

Here ya go...
. Guys wear skinny jeans for the same reason they wear cowboy hats: they are trendy in certain neighborhoods where they live. Remember Lew Murphy and his Guayabera shirt?

2. Jock think is an oxymoron.

3. The women who voted for trump are either well past their child bearing years or are what they think men want them to do.

4. it's 'Merica dang it.

5. Poor folks cannot afford pre-school. If your spouse is a full blown "house wife" in this day and age, they're either retired, or it is 1950.

6. Even Zachary Taylor knew better: "I hope some compromise will be entered into between the two parties, slavery & antislavery, which will have the effect of allaying violent passions on both sides."

7. Happy Birthday. Keep asking questions.

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Posted by Kentop on 11/09/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican

The proper answer to "Why did whites steal California from Mexico?" is, "...because they could." The history of the entire human race is one of territorial land grabs, invasion, empire building, dubious purchases, genocide, and plain old "I was here first" exploration. It has ever been thus. Sour grapes over what "used to be Mexico" is simply losers weepers. If land grabs are immoral, then the entire concept of being a "nation" is immoral. The solution is to stop crying over spilt milk, take pride in your country and maybe, one day, if your nation grows big and strong enough, you'll be able to grab the land back. I guarantee that nobody is just going to give it to you because you called dibs first.

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Posted by Kentop on 09/03/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Danehy

The two party system cannot possibly include every political viewpoint. You have to let independents vote in primaries because to do otherwise would exclude the opinions of a vast group of concerned voters. Limiting the democratic primary to only registered democrats is tantamount to saying that only white male land owners' votes count. Always strive for inclusiveness.

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Posted by Kentop on 04/14/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

"The best way" is not an either/or proposition. I give generously to the food bank, but will also hand out pocket change to street beggars. Most homeless people are not homeless for their entire lives. They are are in a bad place either because of their own bad choices or circumstances beyond their control. Giving them a little help while they deal with their problems is a good thing. There are more stories from homeless people who say, "He helped me out when nobody else would", than there are stories about ungrateful beggars looking to rip you off. One ingrate story involves a guy who said that he was homeless and people gave him money and he just spent it on booze and drugs. Then a woman came along told him to sober up and get a job. He did that and eventually married the woman who chastised him. He said that she was the reason he turned his life around, and not all those liberal bleeding hearts who gave him money he didn't deserve. I say that he would have never lived long enough to meet that woman if it weren't for bleeding heart liberals giving him money which literally kept him alive while he was dealing with his problems. If you are truly homeless and everybody turns their back on you, you are dead. If you are begging for money you don't need (I once had two teenagers ask me for spare change while one of them was talking on a cell phone!) then you are not getting any money from me. If you are wearing nice, clean clothes and new shoes, you are not getting any money from me. If you are clean shaven with a stylish haircut, you are not getting any money from me. If it looks like you are strung out and living day to day, I will give you money, if I have it on me. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. If you look like you could use a couple of bucks, be it for your next fix or drink, so be it. Being kind to beggars has never hurt me in the slightest, and may have actually helped a few people. That's all the justification I need to keep giving when I can.

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Posted by Kentop on 02/04/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Danehy

Giving money to street corner beggars is not about whether the beggar "deserves" it or not. They never deserve it. That's the point. They aren't going to buy clothes or food or invest in street improvements or anything that would qualify a bum as deserving of your spare change. Giving charity to people who don't deserve it is the most christlike thing you can do. Don't judge the beggar, judge yourself. I throw the bums a dime every now and then, I don't ask them what they are going to do with the money (I already know). It's all about being kind to strangers. Who knows? Maybe this time, the beggar will actually do something right with the money. But if you never give them the chance to do something right, they never will. Remember the passage in Les Miserables where Jean Val Jean steals the church silver, gets caught, and the priest tells him that the silver is a gift to him? That moment of complete charity to a non deserving person can have life changing consequences for both giver and taker...or not. You can be cynical and say, "thanks for the silver, sucker" or you can actually do something right with it like Jean Val Jean did.

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Posted by Kentop on 02/04/2016 at 8:58 AM

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