And since you aren’t dead, I assume you said “yes”?
And since you aren’t dead, I assume you said “yes”?
Alison Tolman was robbed.
Still hard to compete with Chris Pratt’s “comeback” line from I-forgot-what-season-it-was.
Meh. Probably a good talking point, but maybe this isn’t the place for it.
It doesn’t have to be an issue of privacy. Just release a statement that the officer on the scene had to be taken to the hospital for injuries sustained during the altercation. Say no more. It’s a lot harder for the public to get this outraged if there’s even a slight reason to believe that the cop acted in self defense. They didn’t, which has allowed us all to have some doubt over what actually happened. The end result? I hear “broken orbital” and I have no reason to believe that it’s true.
Yeah, but is being the best thing on Once Upon a Time really an award-worthy achievement?
We should all be so lucky to live so long.
This is childish, for reasons I outlined above.
Because we’d suddenly have nothing left to fight over without religion? I’m sorry to be so hyperbolic, but that’s a really childish perspective to take, and it ignores something very fundamentally wrong with humanity that needs to be looked at from a different perspective: People fight. It’s stupid, but it’s what our species does. We fight each other, we do it often, and we’ve been doing it our entire existence. What does it take for us to fight each other? Whatever it is that’s important to us. Land, resources, money, power, narcotics, political perspectives, sex, ideologies and (yes) religion… if we as a species value it, our many different cultures will find a way to fight over it. Try as we might (and we’ve become better at this than some might admit), but it’s really hard to keep our kind from going to war over things. Call it a fault in our nature, a fundamental wiring problem, call it The Sin Of Man or whatever you will, but it’s there. To insist that you can get rid of it by eliminating the things we fight over is a long road that requires us to sanitize ourselves of everything we love before it can ever succeed. It’s like insisting that eliminating tag from recess will stop kids form fighting or bullying each other. Good luck to you if you think it would produce any kind of real result.
I have a hard time with the reports of the broken orbital. If it’s true, it’s the kind of thing that FPD could’ve released to the media (without requiring a massive investigation, just note to the press that the officer received medical attention for what was diagnosed as a broken orbital) and avoided a considerable amount of hassle. They literally had nothing to lose by releasing that information to the media, if it was true. So why do we only know about it a week after the fact, and not from any sort of official outlet? It’s all very sketchy if you ask me, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I can easily accept that Brown wasn’t as innocent as we were initially lead to believe and that maybe he was somehow “threatening” to the officer to justify some amount of force (even if not the amount of deadly force that was eventually laid upon him). But this idea that the officer suffered a notable injury and the public didn’t know about it for a week just stretches the limits what “facts” I’m willing to accept with this case.
Currywurst. Still one of the best food mashups that ever existed.
In short: Yes.
I know we can’t go around solving all of the world’s problems, but I think we can at least go around and destroy all groups that are planning on a genocide. To this day, I have no idea why we were so light on Rwanda, and unless something changes it seems like we’re not really in a rush to do anything about ISIS’s very real threats to exterminate all non-Muslims. It’s a shame.
Also worth noting: he was doing news work for NBC back in the 60s, and was likely the first voice many people who were watching TV heard reporting on JFK’s assassination.
I have no idea what my wife sees in this channel. She has no idea what I see in sports. You can guess which one we end up watching together more often.
I dare say that hard shell tacos suck, but only because the hard shell is so impractical compared to the soft shell. Name a time that a hard shell taco didn’t disintegrate in your hands, if you can.
You’re more or less on the mark.
@Antonio: More accurately: God hates sin, but loves sinners and forgives their sin. The very very short summary of Christian belief is that “all fall short of the glory of God” and that God forgives our sins anyway as a gift of love (paraphrased from Romans 3:22-25).
What they do is not-Biblical and not very Christ-like, in addition to being horrible on its own merits. If you’re willing to take into account what’s attributed to Christ in the Gospels (and as a Christian, I’m more than willing to do so), then you should probably take into account His thoughts on what it means to be a disciple/evangelist/etc. You can’t hope to do any good acting as “God’s missionary” if you yourself are not doing it with love in your heart, and “bearing the fruits” of the Holy Spirit*. (John 15:1-17, Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 7:15-20, Luke 6:27-45) *Note: A vine was a very common symbol in many eastern Mediterranean cultures at the time, and the term “bearing fruit” was often used by early Christians as an analogy for showing love, serving others, and all that “Golden Rule” stuff we usually associate with good, decent people)
As a Christian, I can’t thank Mr. Hills enough for this rant. It is pure gold.
A genocide is right around the corner in Iraq, and we’re just sitting here twiddling our thumbs. What do Rwandans and Iraqi Christians have in common?
One of my favorite Simpsons lines: “To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems!” -Homer One of my other favorite Simpsons lines: “Happy birthday, Freddy! And may all your disgraces be private.” -Mayor Quimby
This is the kind of stuff I always loved to hear about Robin Williams. The guy had a reputation for being that warm and friendly with his peers.