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  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT · 251 of 307
    Crusher138 to TheBattman

    I, too, was once an irrational Apple hater.

    I used to say that since a Mac couldn’t use “X” piece of hardware, then it was inferior. Then, when I became a business owner, I started looking at computers differently.

    Flashy hardware and astronomical benchmarks became secondary to “will it do what I want to do, day in and day out, without me having to mess with it.”

    What the computer could do became secondary to what the computer was.

    Anti-virus/Anti-spyware programs, defraggers, registry cleaners, etc., are time suckers and waste money. I bought them, kept them updated, used them, but still somehow Windows computers would get infected, corrupted or in some other fashion taken offline.

    I went with Macs because I can focus on doing my REAL job, running a business, not being a glorified IT guy. For those few programs that I must have that only run on Windows, I have VMWare Fusion.

    I didn’t do it for the prestige of owning Macs. I didn’t do it for the politics of the board of directors. I didn’t do it because Rush uses Macs. I did it because they WORK better than Windows machines.

  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT · 68 of 90
    Crusher138 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Just checked out DU to see how they were dealing with this. This is typical:

    If they are blatant about their religious beliefs, I will not spend money with that business. I'd already trended that way, this just seals it.
    Living in the Deep South, many companies do plaster crosses, those stupid fish, or "God Bless America" all over their company ads, vehicles, and locations. If I see any of that, I will turn away and look for another place to spend my money.
    I am an atheist - used to be an apathetic agnostic but I am being driven more and more away from not caring about religion to caring very much how it is being FORCED on every aspect of my life. These so-called Christians are pissing me off big time!

    This is this is the face of the enemy.

  • It's coming: Apple's iWatch Will Have A 2.5-Inch Rectangular Screen, And It Will Be Out In Oct.

    06/19/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT · 30 of 53
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    If you have seen the recent Apple commercials with the Chicken Fat song, you will know that Apple has it’s eye on the fitness market.

    Supposedly this device will have all sorts of nifty health related monitoring. Rumors are flying about heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar monitors. It will be very interesting to see what features are in the final product.

  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · 127 of 159
    Crusher138 to CitizenUSA

    nope, the GOP-E will not help Brat at all and will then say “see, I told you so...”

  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT · 19 of 119
    Crusher138 to who_would_fardels_bear

    Chipotle is not owned by McDonalds. It was once, but they sold it just before it’s national expansion.

  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT · 29 of 105
    Crusher138 to PoloSec

    I am really hoping that somehow, someway, we will get our hands on proof that they were planning to trade the kidnapped Ambassador for the Blind Sheikh. That they didn’t call in the military because it might have interfered with the kidnapping. That the “video” story was a weak, panic-based, knee jerk reaction while scrambling to explain their inaction. And, most of all, I hope it all has the fingerprints of the One all over it.

  • Dem State Senator: Calling A Fish From Asia An 'Asian Carp' Is 'Hurtful' And Offensive

    05/05/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · 50 of 80
    Crusher138 to GreyFriar
    Calling New Mexico, New Mexico, is offensive to Old Mexico.

    New Mexico...not really "New", not really "Mexico."

  • After seeking $2 billion, jury awards Apple just $120 million over Samsung’s infringement

    05/05/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT · 66 of 90
    Crusher138 to VanDeKoik
    Ooooooh. It like we are on a playground and you’re telling me that your dad makes more than mine. Seriously? It isnt your money.

    Actually, I own some Apple stock, so it IS my money.

    I never played an anti-Korean, anti-Samsung card. I have little problem with Samsung in general.

    I do think it telling when Windows users, many of whom have never used an Apple product, start calling Apple users names. Worshipers? Really? Their products work better than their competitors, in my opinion.

    I don't explain away Apple's donating to lefty causes. As a stockholder, I have protested such donations. If more of us complain, they'll change. In the meantime, they make excellent tablets, phones and computers, and I support excellence by purchasing such products. Same reason I won't buy a GM product. I refuse to support mediocrity.

    "Worshiping the Fruit?" Do you hear yourself? You are casting dispersions on the character of people based on the technology they purchase. You need psychiatric help. Truly.

  • After seeking $2 billion, jury awards Apple just $120 million over Samsung’s infringement

    05/03/2014 9:37:55 AM PDT · 29 of 90
    Crusher138 to VanDeKoik

    Cracks me up when Apple-haters rag on Mac products for being made in China and not in the USA.

    When was the last time you bought a made in the USA computer?

    As for Apple giving money to Democrats...have you checked out who Microsoft donates money to?

    I know it doesn’t fit into your irrational Apple-hating viewpoint, but there isn’t, on a corporate level, a whole helluva lot of difference between Microsoft and Apple, except that Apple is much, much more profitable.

  • Pelosi: Can’t We Talk About Something Other Than Benghazi?

    05/01/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT · 2 of 41
    Crusher138 to Lazamataz

    Bitch.

  • The Tuesday List: Each State's Signature Food, Ranked

    04/22/2014 10:26:01 AM PDT · 92 of 114
    Crusher138 to Carthego delenda est
    Though NM enchiladas are superb, it is New Mexico chile that is to die for! The question shall always remain “red or green?”

    Christmas! That is some of both for you non-New Mexicans.

    I really thought the Green Chile Cheeseburger would be the signature food of New Mexico. That, or an Allsups burrito (burp).

  • Can You Escape the Force of Gravity? [What is gravity?]

    04/07/2014 11:18:08 AM PDT · 37 of 71
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    There is no gravity, the universe just sucks.

  • Advice on adware/malware remover programs

    03/28/2014 3:35:47 PM PDT · 33 of 65
    Crusher138 to Yosemitest

    I have been working with computers since 1983. I have sold them, built them, written software for and networked them. I hated Apple. I considered it overpriced, non-compatible and people who used them were stupid.

    Today, between myself and my company, I own 3 iMacs, 2 Mac Pros, two Macbooks, 4 iPads, 4 iPhones, two Mac Minis, and AppleTV.

    I discovered that the price/performance difference between Mac and Windows was negligible. I also discovered that software for the Mac is generally MUCH cheaper, especially when it comes to networking and business software. We have no issues with viruses, malware, registry errors, defragmenting, or any of the other maintenance chores that are a part of using Windows in a business. We have had one hardware failure, a shared storage drive, and frankly we were overtaxing it and should have used a server.

    So, to your question, what good anti-malware software would I recommend? I really couldn’t tell you, I stopped using that kind of software 6 years ago when I switched to Mac.

  • Man dies after another APD officer-involved shooting (ABQ NM - video by neighbor)

    03/26/2014 7:04:25 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    Crusher138 to MAKOTHEDOG

    I live in Cabezon. Just ran for City Council (lost) and got to talk with lots of Rio Rancho cops. They don ‘t particularly care for ABQ officers. Rio Rancho has a very low crime rate. Feel very safe here.

  • New book says Apple's best days are behind it

    03/19/2014 1:21:40 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network
    "Apple is outsourcing virtually their entire production."

    Yeah, of course Microsoft makes their computers in the USA.

    Oooppsie...Microsoft doesn't make their computers, they outsource them too!

    Well, aren't all the companies they outsource to located in the good ol' USA?

    Well?

    crickets...

  • Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

    03/18/2014 8:14:54 AM PDT · 54 of 325
    Crusher138 to Swordmaker

    I am on an unlimited everything plan with 5 iPhones for less than $200 a month.

  • Vanished Without a Trace: 5 Other Flights That Disappeared

    03/14/2014 3:46:19 PM PDT · 33 of 43
    Crusher138 to Talisker

    You sound like you live in New Mexico.

    With Sandia and Los Alamos Labs here, we get whispers of all sorts of good stuff.

    As one of the lab rats told me, “Think of where you think we are...add 100 years...and you still might not be close.”

  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    03/06/2014 3:58:14 PM PST · 289 of 291
    Crusher138 to Vince Ferrer
    Unless the internet is lying to me, and why would it, this is exactly what the NAZIs used in their spaceships to build their moonbase.

    Read up on Die Glocke and get back to me. You may be more correct than you think you are!

  • Apple’s Tim Cook And His Dilemma Over Sustainability And Climate Change

    03/06/2014 12:27:32 PM PST · 34 of 61
    Crusher138 to minnesota_bound
    Apple is only concerned about the sustainability of Chinese workers as they keep leaping off the roof the plant where the Apple products are made!

    Yeah, because we all know NO Windoze machines are made in China.

    Major eye roll...

  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low (Major Spoiler Alert)

    03/01/2014 11:33:37 AM PST · 35 of 100
    Crusher138 to publius911

    Seems that Muslim web sites are claiming that Neeson has converted to Islam.

  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:10:45 AM PST · 3 of 24
    Crusher138 to nickcarraway

    Nice logo placement.

    Looks like a coyote with bad teeth.

  • The United States of Decline: America unravels at an increasingly dizzying pace.

    02/18/2014 7:46:56 AM PST · 130 of 138
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network

    I manufacture and sell custom printed t-shirts. My t-shirts are printed here in New Mexico, but the vast majority of the blanks are manufactured overseas, some (not many) in China.

    My vendors do offer Made in the USA t-shirts, but they are about triple the cost of the imported t-shirts and are no better in quality. I was chastised by a local Union goon for not selling more of the USA t-shirts, so I ran an ad campaign emphasizing Made in USA with prices that while higher than the imports, still had a much lower profit margin than we usual charge.

    To a person, EVERY customer that asked about the Made in the USA shirts ended up buying the imports. While people talked patriotic, when the rubber hit the road, they spoke with their wallet.

    As a business owner, I need to supply what customers want.

    I do think it is very interesting that the same people who scream about government intrusion, government taxes, government control over their lives, are often willing to allow the government to interfere with commerce, raise taxes, and reduce their choices in purchasing merchandise.

    America needs to be competitive. Remove unneeded government restrictions, reduce the influence of unions, and reduce corporate taxes. Free trade while hamstringing our businesses is a recipe for disaster.

  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 1:40:45 PM PST · 55 of 63
    Crusher138 to freedomfiter2
    I only vote for candidates that will be good for the country.

    So if, in your infinite wisdom, you deem both candidates to be bad for the country, you will vote for the worse one - or not vote at all, which helps him as well - so that you will get a better choice next time?

    How well has that been working out for you so far?

  • How The GOP Plans To Crush The Tea Party Revolt

    02/12/2014 1:07:53 PM PST · 54 of 58
    Crusher138 to jjsheridan5
    Let me explain this to those of you who are too dim-witted to understand why many of us are done with the GOP-e

    Democrats long ago discovered the wisdom of incremental change. They knew that if they had said in the 70's or 80's that they were in favor of gay marriage, they wouldn't win an election. They didn't insist on electing the most left leaning candidate, just the most left leaning that stood a chance of winning.

    They brought people over to their agenda bit by bit. They may have wanted Jerry Brown for President, but they were wise enough not to put him on the national ticket. With their allies in the press and education system, they have effectively boiled the frog, to a point that they pass items that would have been political suicide 30 or 40 years ago.

    We are not going be able to yank the pendulum back all at once. Instead, we need candidates who agree with us as much as they can and still get elected. Just like they did with liberal policies, the public will accept conservative policies bit by bit.

    Keep your eyes on the prize. Wars can be won by winning many small battles.

  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 12:12:04 PM PST · 53 of 63
    Crusher138 to freedomfiter2
    Actually, I did vote for Reagan.

    True, Reagan cut tax rates early in his Presidency, but the rate cuts accompanied closing "loopholes" like the credit card interest deduction that meant that many Americans saw little net cut.

    He also backed an increase in the Social Security tax and in the national gasoline tax.

    Let's not forget that he granted amnesty to illegal aliens in 1986.

    So yeah, if Cruz, or Rubio, or Cristie ran on increasing the Social Security tax, the Gas tax, and granting amnesty to illegal aliens, you'd support them just like you did Reagan, right?

  • How The GOP Plans To Crush The Tea Party Revolt

    02/12/2014 11:35:17 AM PST · 52 of 58
    Crusher138 to jjsheridan5

    Let me explain this for those of you who are getting all self-righteous about this or that candidate.

    IN THE PRIMARIES you vote for the candidate that most fulfills your vision of the perfect candidate. If he is a good candidate, with good organization and backing, he will win. If he doesn’t have good organization or backing, he wasn’t that good of a candidate. You might have liked him, but you also might like liver and onions. Your taste/judgement just might be flawed.

    IN THE GENERAL ELECTION you vote for the candidate that is CLOSEST to your ideal. Staying home because your candidate didn’t make it out of the primary means that you are helping the candidate you REALLY don’t like. The party will not go “shucks, darn, we should have gone with Candidate B instead of Candidate A.” They will see that the more liberal candidate won, so they obviously need a more liberal candidate themselves the next time around, since the more conservative candidate got such little support.

    It may be flawed, but it is reality.

  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 10:04:15 AM PST · 46 of 63
    Crusher138 to freedomfiter2
    Yes and if he changes his amnesty position, I’m still not voting for him.

    Oh, the "he is not the perfect candidate so I can't vote for him" reasoning?

    Phooey. You probably wouldn't have voted for Reagan.

    You're either a short-sighted idiot or a troll. Which is it?

  • RadioShack to close about 500 stores: WSJ

    02/04/2014 2:07:56 PM PST · 64 of 78
    Crusher138 to nascarnation

    I was a Radio Shack manager in the mid-80’s. I had a small store and could only justify a part-time employee. Part timers weren’t allowed to open, close or be in the store alone for more than an hour. The store was open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday.

    As a manager I was expected to be in the store half an hour before opening and half an hour after closing, which meant I put in 13 hour days for a total of 78 hours. Problem was they would only pay up to 56 hours a week. I was told to “get creative” with scheduling, which basically meant I had to work off the books. All for $5 an hour (just over minimum wage at the time) and a percentage of the profit.

    I took the store from 27th (of 27 stores) in the district to 17th, had large sales gains, made it profitable for the first time in 7 years and remodeled it by myself. Back then you had to be the manager of the store at the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) to get the percentage of the profit you earned. In April they transferred me to the store that was the worst in the district and told me to do it again. The girl that had run that store into the ground was given my store and my bonus. She also happened to be dating the District Manager’s son.

    I will laugh and piss on Radio Shack’s grave.

  • OVER 150 FROZEN SHARKS FOUND ALONG GULF COAST AS WINTER STORM HITS REGION

    01/29/2014 7:57:45 AM PST · 36 of 64
    Crusher138 to afraidfortherepublic

    After reading these comments, I begin to wonder if the libs might be right about the intelligence of conservatives...

    It is a humor website.

  • San Antonio weatherman says MLK slur was mistake

    01/20/2014 9:27:26 AM PST · 46 of 68
    Crusher138 to 11th Commandment
    Then we celebrate Independence day, the day we defeated the Japanese in WWII.

    I thought it was the day we defeated the aliens.

  • Vast Stretches Of Impoverished Appalachia Look Like They Have Been Through A War

    01/17/2014 9:28:05 AM PST · 58 of 76
    Crusher138 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Our city has been the fastest growing in NM. Eight years ago we were winning awards for the Best Place in America to Raise your Children, and Best Place in America to Start a Small Business.

    For the past five years we have been stagnant. Very little growth. Large companies in town sending their jobs elsewhere. Small retailers closing. Few new businesses opening. Property values down about 30% from eight years ago. Lots of people moving out for “better” jobs.

    Nowhere nearly as bad as in Appalachia, but not good.

  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA DIVORCE BOMBSHELL!

    01/15/2014 7:20:10 AM PST · 84 of 143
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network

    Back in college I went out several times with a black girl. She was the daughter of a Bahamian diplomat, belonged to a “white” sorority (in the early 80’s) and was not part of the American black “culture” at all. She was typically Bahamian in features - high cheekbones, slightly Asian eyes, body to die for.

    That being said, the physical nature of the relationship was different from that with white girls. Not to get too graphic, but there are definitely differences in scent, taste and texture.

    Anyway, after a few weeks she tearfully broke it off. Seems that members of one of the black fraternities took to harassing her, saying that she thought she was too good to date members of her own race. Not long after she quit the sorority as well. She stayed at Florida State until the end of the school year, but didn’t come back the next fall.

    Racists come in all colors.

  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA DIVORCE BOMBSHELL!

    01/15/2014 6:18:53 AM PST · 5 of 143
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network

    Oh, if only...

    Imagine, Barry coming out of the closest, confessing to living a lie...

    Just imagine the liberal angst and elation...

    Pass the popcorn.

  • Top 10 Turn-Offs for Women

    01/13/2014 12:12:57 PM PST · 162 of 183
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    Based on my personal experience and that of my sons:

    1. Being Ignored - Crap. Ignore them and they will call/text you to death. Pay attention to them and you are smothering them.

    2. The Wannabe Big Shot - Semi-crap. If they find out that you are a manager of a Radio Shack, you are done. Saying that you are an Electronics Consultant for a Fortune 500 Company gets you to date two.

    3. Self-Admiration. True - You must talk about them, only them, and allow them to talk about themselves ad nauseum.

    4. Preoccupation with Sex. Crap - Updated by my sons, who were raised right. Girls/women of today are highly aggressive sexually and want what they want when they want it. The problem comes when the guy wants some and the girl/woman doesn’t. Suddenly, all he is interested in is sex.

    5. Chauvinism - True. Although the definition of “chauvinism” changes from woman to woman and the man has no idea where her line is until he has already crossed it.

    6. Expecting the Woman to Take Care of the Kids - Unmitigated Crap. Many, many women not only don’t want to work, they want someone who will earn so much they can do whatever they want, whenever they want. For some that includes being a stay at home mom. Some want to be married to a golden parachute that will financially rescue them from whatever entrepreneurial debacle they get themselves into - be it a consignment boutique, a catering company, the latest multi-level marketing opportunity...

    7. Paying too Much Attention to Other Women - Semi-crap. You should never notice another woman when with your woman EXCEPT when they ask your opinion about another woman’s appearance. You can try the “I didn’t even notice her” but a persistent woman will not let you get away with that. Saying that your woman is more attractive is also not accepted, especially if she thinks otherwise. There is no good answer to this situation. It is best to fall to the floor with a fake heart attack or seizure.

    8. The Not-So-Courteous Approach - True. Don’t be rude.

    9. Poor Grooming Habits - Crap. Women will put up with much, especially if the man is rich, famous or both. Besides, they think, I can always change him.

    10. Bad Pick-Up Lines - Mostly Crap. Just walking up and saying “Hi” will get you a cold shoulder from many of today’s women. They expect to be entertained from the get go, so a funny opening line is a must. A line that a woman considers to be not clever or funny is, by definition, a “Bad Pick-Up Line.”

  • If you were to invest 1 million?

    01/11/2014 10:33:27 AM PST · 42 of 80
    Crusher138 to WesternCulture

    I would invest it in my own company.

    I have come to trust few with my money.

  • Documents reveal anger, chaos in Christie bridge scandal

    01/11/2014 10:10:34 AM PST · 47 of 81
    Crusher138 to DoughtyOne
    Christie must not be our next presidential nominee, but this isn’t the way to go about that in a healthy manner.

    Glenn Beck did a bit on his show yesterday comparing statements made by Christie to those made by Obama. Virtually no difference.

    Christie MUST NOT be our next presidential nominee.

  • Russian Carrier Group Skirts Britain on Trip to Mediterranean

    01/11/2014 9:12:56 AM PST · 13 of 15
    Crusher138 to sukhoi-30mki

    Do they lie about the maximum speed of their carriers too?

  • 7 Dog Breeds that Don't Deserve Their Stereotypes

    01/11/2014 9:09:20 AM PST · 136 of 153
    Crusher138 to Slings and Arrows

    Had genetic testing done on my mutt to see what he was made of.

    The tests were inconclusive! Seems he is soooo mixed up they couldn’t get a clear. dominant anything. He does seem to have a lot of “primitive dog” in him, which they say is close to a Dingo, which he does look like.

    Don’t ask me how we got a rescue dog with Dingo in him in New Mexico.

  • This dog REALLY wanted chicken nuggets, and nothing could keep him away

    01/11/2014 8:54:27 AM PST · 13 of 42
    Crusher138 to rktman

    That is problem solving and tool using...

    Maybe we’ve bred them to be a little too smart.

  • Jeb Bush is best presidential candidate for GOP in 2016

    01/10/2014 12:00:51 PM PST · 73 of 133
    Crusher138 to staytrue

    Romney? Not gonna happen.

    Bush? Good guy...too much baggage.

    Santorum? I like him, but he will be demonized in the primaries.

    Ryan? Maybe, but he has been associated with a failed campaign.

    My money is on someone who is a governor now, who has some (but not too much) name recognition, and whose state has been a financial success.

    If we are smart we will know that he/she is strong conservative candidate and not be put off by the stuff the left will trot out to split up the party.

    Think about Obama...we knew he was a raving leftist, the other raving leftists knew he was one of their own, only the LIVs believed the media line that he was a uniting centrist.

    We need the same thing in reverse.

  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 11:29:07 AM PST · 20 of 26
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    Another reason I am glad that I moved from Florida to New Mexico.

    I used to live in Broward County. There are about as many people in Broward County as there is the entire state of New Mexico.

  • Rejecting God Because of Hell Is Illogical

    01/09/2014 11:14:52 AM PST · 69 of 134
    Crusher138 to cuban leaf

    I have explained hell to non-believers as eternal separation from God.

    As a believer, I understand the implication of that separation. A typical non-believer will not fully understand that and it will not be a “roadblock” to further exploration of Christianity.

    It is only AFTER they become a believer do they understand the full importance of that separation. That it is eternal torture - knowing that the source of all light and love in the universe wanted a relationship with you and you rejected Him. That you could have basked in the glory of the Creator and His love, but because of your own selfishness you rejected that prospect and now are eternally separated from all love, all light, everything that is good, for eternity. Worse, you know that YOU put yourself in that place.

    Truly horrible, beyond description, almost beyond comprehension.

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce throws down the gauntlet to Tea Party

    01/09/2014 11:05:01 AM PST · 61 of 62
    Crusher138 to WhiskeyX
    To say “the local Chamber of Commerce has absolutely no affiliation with the national Chamber of Commerce” is inaccurate and false in many cases. Each local Chamber of Commerce decides whether or not it chooses to affiliate itself with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by seeking membership and accreditation with that organization.

    I should have clearer. OUR Chamber of Commerce has no affiliation with the US Chamber of Commerce. Some local Chambers do, ours does not.

  • Women mostly sought late-term abortions over relationship instability, financial woes: analysis

    01/09/2014 10:08:04 AM PST · 60 of 101
    Crusher138 to Morgana

    This is my shocked face...

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce throws down the gauntlet to Tea Party

    01/09/2014 8:13:24 AM PST · 51 of 62
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    Had a Tea Party person throw this one at me. I am running for a seat on the City Council and have been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for years. While I am a conservative Republican, I am up against a Democrat, a Tea Partier, and a guy who claims to be a Conservative Republican, but who we have on good report voted for Obama, twice.

    Anyway, the accuser was quite vexed when I pointed out that the local Chamber of Commerce has absolutely no affiliation with the national Chamber of Commerce. His mouth silently opened and closed like a codfish a few times and he turned and walked away.

    Seems the local Tea Party has ginned up opposition to the local Chamber based on the stupid positions the national chamber occasionally takes. Forget that the vast majority of the members of the local chamber are conservative Republicans.

    Idiots.

  • NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV

    01/06/2014 9:53:13 PM PST · 296 of 320
    Crusher138 to NKP_Vet

    Wow, you are either really ignorant or just an FSU hater.

  • What do Christians think of retail stores being open on holidays, including Christmas?

    12/24/2013 9:10:14 AM PST · 96 of 98
    Crusher138 to Faith Presses On

    MY business is closing early on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. I will also be closed on New Year’s Day. I also choose to be closed on Sundays - in my belief they aren’t The Ten Suggestions.

    I would hope in this land of freedom and liberty that all businesses would have the right to decide what days they will and will not operate.

    As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

  • Pope Responds to Rush Limbaugh

    12/16/2013 4:27:41 PM PST · 46 of 204
    Crusher138 to Sacajaweau
    It's a ridiculous phrase....so I should love hookers and homos and abortionists and murderers the same as my children??

    Well, yes. It doesn't make sense, but that is what we are called to do. From the 6th chapter of Luke:

    27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 30 Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. 31 Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

    32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

    35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

    Probably one of the hardest lessons in the Bible.

  • Christmas Visitor [Publix commercial]

    12/16/2013 4:14:51 PM PST · 8 of 16
    Crusher138 to FlJoePa

    One of the few things I miss from Florida...Publix supermarkets. “Where shopping is a pleasure.”

    Always clean. Always friendly. Good prices.

    We have Smith’s here in New Mexico. Close, but no cigar.

  • Student Suspended For A Year After Hugging Teacher

    12/16/2013 3:58:12 PM PST · 16 of 34
    Crusher138 to traumer

    Don’t know what to think on this one...

    The video I saw showed him coming from mostly the side, say the teacher’s 4 o’clock. I saw no breast groping. Can’t really see if he kissed her neck or not. The second she starts to pull back and push him away, he stops.

    A lot of conflicting information. They claim he has been warned before, he and his mom say no. One report has him being a discipline problem, another says he has never been in trouble before.

    Both are Amish, so no racial overtones.

    I think that the degree of punishment in this offence may be out of proportion to the crime. A week of in house suspension would seem to be more fitting to me.