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  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 2:53:56 PM PST · 129 of 135
    Mr Rogers to mowowie

    “... BUT up until his death he had some very choice words concerning what he thought of his “friend” Bill Cosby”

    Hmmm...

    “The success of the show is attributed to the chemistry between Culp and Cosby. Fans tuned in more for their hip banter than for the espionage stories, making I Spy a leader in the buddy genre. The two actors quickly developed a close friendship that mirrored their on-screen characters, a friendship that would last until Culp’s death in 2010.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spy_%281965_TV_series%29

    “”Even to this day, [Cosby’s wife] Camille would just walk away when Bob and I got together,” Cosby recalled with a laugh during an interview Wednesday. “We almost had our own language and our own way of connecting, sometimes without saying anything.”

    “To our wives,” continued Cosby, “it was some kind of code. Sometimes we would start to laugh, seemingly at nothing. Our wives hated the two of us together. It must have been horrible for them. They became friends and just looked at the two of us like we were nuts.”

    http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/26/entertainment/la-et-cosby26-2010mar26

    Also:

    http://youtu.be/z7up2M_cbKs?t=1m35s

    Cosby admits to womanizing in the 70s, and I have no good reason to think he changed. But we ought to be honest about what we know, and what we do not know, and not pretend people who liked each other did not.

    “”I never had so much fun in my life, never, before or since,” he said of “I Spy” in a 2007 interview with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Archive of American Television.

    Culp and Cosby remained good friends after the series left air.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/24/obit.robert.culp/

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 12:26:14 PM PST · 116 of 135
    Mr Rogers to Catsrus

    I agree.

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 12:14:57 PM PST · 114 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    In Arizona, the statute of limitations is 7 years. 7 + 2004 = 2011. The DA in that case said he didn’t have enough evidence to go to trial.

    Any of the women in long term relationships could have gotten proof. If they were drugged and raped, they could have gone to the cops and the DNA and drug tests would have put Cosby behind bars. They did not.

    My thoughts on Clinton were posted on FR back in 98 & 99. What are your thoughts on Anita Hill?

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 10:44:23 AM PST · 104 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    Your post 70 mentions a 2004 accusation. What year is it now?

    As for Juanita Broaddrick, feel free to go back and read my posts made in 1998, 1999, 2000 etc.

    If someone has evidence, let them present it in a timely manner. AND let them break off the relationship right after the supposed rape.

    While we’re on the subject...what are your thoughts on Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill?

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 10:23:32 AM PST · 95 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ScottinVA

    I think it is extremely likely the sex took place. I do not believe cries of rape coming from someone who keeps up a long term relationship with the rapist after the supposed rape.

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 10:20:43 AM PST · 94 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    “So you are invested in overcoming any evidence of Cosby’s guilt over all these decades and accusers.”

    Do you enjoy lying in public?

    However...yes, I object to people bringing up charges long after the statute of limitations has run out. If you do not understand what a statute of limitation is or why it exists, please do some research and learn. It is a fundamental concept involving fairness in our society.

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 10:03:52 AM PST · 89 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    It was useless. A DA says he thought Cosby was guilty, but lacked evidence. Lack of evidence is a pretty big obstacle to convicting someone, don’t you think? Or do you believe in Internet convictions...

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 9:59:01 AM PST · 86 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    “you are investing all this time and energy and wasting people’s time”

    I’ve “invested” maybe 5 minutes. You disagree or don’t like what I wrote? Too damn bad. Skip it.

    If you have a daughter, don’t let her travel the country with an actor and stay at his hotel. Unless you are as stupid as these teens and women and parents were...

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 9:46:57 AM PST · 81 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    Chill. I read one account and I found it utterly unbelievable. I haven’t invested any significant time doing anything on FR lately. I do think women - and any teen girl - ought to assume some responsibility for their own decisions. I don’t go into Harlem and shout the N word, in part because I never use the N word and in part because I don’t want to be beaten to death. I try to avoid being on the road at midnight on Friday & Saturday late at night - not because I’m drunk, but because others are. A few sensible precautions are needed in life. If you are a pretty 18 year old who wants to be/stay a virgin, going to a guy’s hotel room at night after he flew you across the country to join him is just damn stupid.

    I also dislike ANYONE who starts making accusations 20-30 years after the fact. There is a reason why statutes of limitations exist...in Arizona, for example, sexual assault on someone 15 or older has a 7 year limit.

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 9:31:54 AM PST · 76 of 135
    Mr Rogers to ansel12

    I don’t like Cosby. I never have. I’ve only read one account. In that account, the girl/woman traveled around the country and went to his hotel at night for 4 years. I don’t think there is anything credible in her story.

    I have disliked Cosby since an interview he did back when “I Spy” was on TV. I never watched the Cosby Show. He did one routine in the 60s that I found funny. Other than that, I found him weird. I felt that way when I was about 10 years old, so I think a girl in her late teens ought to have noticed something, as should her parents. Who in the hell lets their ‘little girl’ travel across the country and spend time alone with an older man in his hotel, and encourages it!?!?

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 7:56:33 AM PST · 62 of 135
    Mr Rogers to NautiNurse
  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 7:54:06 AM PST · 61 of 135
    Mr Rogers to NautiNurse

    In the 1800s, the age of consent was usually around 10-13. In England, it was raised to 13 in 1875. Canada raised it from 14 to 16 in 2008. Iceland raised it from 14 to 15 in 2007.

    In Idaho and Hawaii, it is 14. It is 15 in Virginia and Colorado. Arizona uses 18. Some of the states with limits below 16 do so only if the person having sex is within a certain age bracket of the girl.

    http://www.webistry.net/jan/consent.html

    “Until a few decades ago, many states used to have provisions requiring that the teenage girl must have been of previous “chaste character” in order for the sexual conduct to be considered criminal. In 1998, Mississippi became the last state to remove this provision from its code.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_North_America#History_2

    What were the laws in 1980? Beats me.

    I don’t believe the stories about drugs. Back then, Cosby was “Cool Cos”. And how many girls/women continue to meet with a guy who has already used drugs to rape them? Not many, I guess...

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 7:05:57 AM PST · 53 of 135
    Mr Rogers to NautiNurse

    She was more than old enough to realize what was going on. Unless her parents were total idiots, they knew what was going on. Pretty girls do not fly around the country to meet with actors in their hotel at night because the actor wants to ‘mentor’ them.

    YGBSM! Folks might try reading about the Rat Pack to get an idea of what was considered normal sexual mores in Hollywood 30-40 years ago. Even now...would YOU allow a pretty daughter to fly across the country and meet with an actor in his hotel room at night, alone?

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 6:28:20 AM PST · 39 of 135
    Mr Rogers to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    The one account I read had an accuser who kept the relationship going for FOUR YEARS. She traveled around the country, repeatedly meeting Cosby at night in his hotel. 30 years later, she has decided he raped her. That must sound better to her than, “I was a whore”.

  • Obama ignored embassy’s warnings on climate change speech

    11/21/2014 3:28:52 PM PST · 18 of 25
    Mr Rogers to naturalman1975

    He pisses on ANYONE who desires freedom. Don’t take it personally.

    Yes, I’m deeply ashamed that America voted that bastard in, and then repeated the stupidity 4 years later.

  • The 20 Most Affordable Colleges with High Four-year Graduation Rates

    11/21/2014 2:52:30 PM PST · 24 of 43
    Mr Rogers to TexasFreeper2009

    I’m very certain that Cal Tech does NOT just hand out diplomas. They accept 11% of applicants, and 3/4 of their successful applicants have SAT math scores over 770. Most have perfect SAT math scores.

  • Why I Quit Devotionals

    11/21/2014 2:16:34 PM PST · 17 of 40
    Mr Rogers to xzins

    I may not use devotionals, but I really like using commentaries as a sounding board. I find I can read the same passage I’ve read many times before and think nothing new. I’m too lazy to engage what I’ve engaged before.

    But a commentary can make me take a new or closer look at what the Bible says. It is not a substitute, and I often disagree with some aspects of a commentary, but hearing what someone else thinks makes me wonder why they think it and ask if I should think it too - or not, and why.

  • Local Woman Latest To Come Forward Accusing Bill Cosby Of Being Sexual Predator

    11/21/2014 8:54:58 AM PST · 49 of 90
    Mr Rogers to Red Badger

    “He would fly me to a number of cities,” including New York and Atlanta she remembers. “He would be busy during the day, then I’d come to his hotel room at night,” she said.

    Yeah, and he did so because you are a scintillating conversationalist!

    Everyone knew then as they know now that if a Hollywood star is flying you around the country to join him in his hotel room, you are putting out - as expected. You are a whore. You just get payment in a different form.

  • Immigration hawks eye Enzi's move to take budget committee gavel (Jeff Sessions also wants the job)

    11/21/2014 6:36:58 AM PST · 10 of 17
    Mr Rogers to smoothsailing

    If they push Sessions out, we’ll know the GOP has betrayed those who put them in office. We already know they would like to...

  • Appropriations panel: Defunding immigration order 'impossible' (GOP surrenders to Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:29:36 AM PST · 71 of 87
    Mr Rogers to jimbo123

    “That agency is entirely-fee funded,” Hing told reporters.”

    So...pass a law prohibiting them from collecting fees, or from spending any money collected in fees on supporting illegals. Pass a law forbidding anyone given executive order amnesty from ever collecting SS.

    They are getting tax money somewhere and somehow. If need be, eliminate it as a government agency. Pass an order requiring the head of HS to block enforcement.

    Obama will veto, but there are other ways of making him suffer. Meanwhile, put it before the public eye: who wants cheap labor to replace American workers?

  • Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral

    11/20/2014 10:13:52 AM PST · 52 of 60
    Mr Rogers to Salvation

    Our nation will pay the price for its apostasy.

  • Why US Air Corps Servicemen Were Allowed to Wear Such Badass Bomber Jackets in World War II

    11/18/2014 7:16:17 PM PST · 73 of 73
    Mr Rogers to All

    On the 17th of August, a large force of 376 bombers raided Schweinfurt and Regensburg. Sixty bombers, with six hundred aircrew, didn’t come back. 16 percent losses. At that rate, the Eighth Air Force could not continue. When B-17G’s began to arrive in August and September, the forward machine guns in their chin turrets helped a little. The appalling wastage continued:

    September 6 - Over 400 bombers attacked the Stuttgart ball-bearing plant; 45 were lost.
    October 14 - Schweinfurt again. 291 B-17’s went out; 60 went down.
    January 11, 1944 - German aircraft industry targets. 600 Flying Fortresses were sent out. Because of bad weather, only 238 reached Germany; 60 were shot down.

    http://acepilots.com/planes/b17.html

    I’d say the guy was exaggerating, but the reality was quite harsh enough. It is also possible he was including ALL bomber losses - American & British, both theaters and including training losses.

  • What is “The Art of Accompaniment”? Some Concerns About Another Phrase Emerging From the Synod

    11/17/2014 3:08:33 PM PST · 18 of 37
    Mr Rogers to Salvation

    Good article. Thanks.

  • Lumbersexuals: Your Beard Doesn’t Make You Masculine

    11/17/2014 6:21:59 AM PST · 45 of 98
    Mr Rogers to cva66snipe

    I hate shaving, but my beard looks like a bunch of rabid Brillo pads are gnawing at my face. I shave so I won’t hear little girls scream, “Mommy! The Brillo Pads have gone feral!”

    :>(

  • Bill Cosby Refuses To Speak When NPR Asks About Rape Allegations

    11/15/2014 12:27:08 PM PST · 29 of 44
    Mr Rogers to Kirkwood

    Bill Cosby: Address at the NAACP’ on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education delivered 17 May 2004, Constitution Hall, Washington D.C.

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/billcosbypoundcakespeech.htm

    “I heard a prize fight manager say to his fellow who was losing badly, “David, listen to me. It’s not what’s he’s doing to you. It’s what you’re not doing.”

    Ladies and gentlemen, these people set — they opened the doors, they gave us the right, and today, ladies and gentlemen, in our cities and public schools we have 50% drop out. In our own neighborhood, we have men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they’re pregnant without a husband. No longer is a boy considered an embarrassment if he tries to run away from being the father of the unmarried child...

    ...In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had one and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.

    I’m talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was two? Where were you when he was twelve? Where were you when he was eighteen, and how come you don’t know he had a pistol? And where is his father, and why don’t you know where he is? And why doesn’t the father show up to talk to this boy?...

    ...We cannot blame white people. White people — White people don’t live over there. They close up the shop early. The Korean ones still don’t know us as well — they stay open 24 hours...

    ... These are people going around stealing Coca Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: “The cops shouldn’t have shot him.” What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand? I wanted a piece of pound cake just as bad as anybody else. And I looked at it and I had no money. And something called parenting said if you get caught with it you’re going to embarrass your mother.” Not, “You’re going to get your butt kicked.” No. “You’re going to embarrass your mother....

    ...Ladies and gentlemen, listen to these people. They are showing you what’s wrong. People putting their clothes on backwards. Isn’t that a sign of something going on wrong? Are you not paying attention? People with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack. Isn’t that a sign of something or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn’t it a sign of something when she’s got her dress all the way up to the crack — and got all kinds of needles and things going through her body. What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail...

    .... Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t land a plane with, “Why you ain’t…” You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. There is no Bible that has that kind of language. Where did these people get the idea that they’re moving ahead on this. Well, they know they’re not; they’re just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you’re just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.

    Now, look, I’m telling you. It’s not what they’re doing to us. It’s what we’re not doing. 50 percent drop out. Look, we’re raising our own ingrown immigrants. These people are fighting hard to be ignorant. There’s no English being spoken, and they’re walking and they’re angry. Oh God, they’re angry and they have pistols and they shoot and they do stupid things. And after they kill somebody, they don’t have a plan. Just murder somebody. Boom. Over what? A pizza? And then run to the poor cousin’s house...”

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/billcosbypoundcakespeech.htm

    That speech does NOT make him a conservative. IIRC, he thinks AIDS was invented to kill black people. But he was right about some things.

  • How Many Protestant Denominations Are There? [vanity]

    11/14/2014 5:56:40 AM PST · 132 of 634
    Mr Rogers to NYer; GeronL; Heart-Rest; boatbums

    Quoting scripture out of context demeans the quoter.

    “Later on the Lord commissioned seventy other disciples and sent them off in twos as advance-parties into every town and district where he intended to go.”

    NOTHING in the chapter suggests Jesus was giving authority to one organization with Peter at its head. Indeed, nothing in scripture suggests Peter was ever the Head of the Church. The Vicar of Christ, in scripture, is clearly the Holy Spirit. And denying the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin...

  • How Many Protestant Denominations Are There? [vanity]

    11/13/2014 8:16:05 PM PST · 54 of 634
    Mr Rogers to Heart-Rest

    You don’t know much about Protestants, do you...

  • Martha McSally now up 165 Votes

    11/12/2014 8:06:46 PM PST · 14 of 30
    Mr Rogers to Borax Queen

    “Here is a breakdown of how many provisional ballots were disqualified in this election and why:
    371 - Voters cast their ballot at the wrong polling place.
    318 - Voters were found to be ineligible to vote.
    52 - Voters had sent in an early ballot and attempted to vote twice.
    28 - Voters did not sign their provisional ballot.
    4 - Voters listed an address outside of Pima County.
    3 - Voters’ identity could not be confirmed with the information they provided on the ballot form.”

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/776-provisional-ballots-disqualified-from-cd2-election-results/

  • BREAKFAST BEATDOWN… Hungry Women TEAR UP McDONALD’S

    11/12/2014 12:37:53 PM PST · 83 of 125
    Mr Rogers to FourtySeven

    I’m ready for a burger by about 6:30 AM, and I’m retired! Although I admit, I’m partial to the cholesterol and grease found in a Sausage McMuffin with Egg...

  • Infallible Does Not Mean Sinless

    11/11/2014 1:45:58 PM PST · 66 of 147
    Mr Rogers to All

    “Be on your guard against false religious teachers, who come to you dressed up as sheep but are really greedy wolves. You can tell them by their fruit. Do you pick a bunch of grapes from a thorn-bush or figs from a clump of thistles? Every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree is incapable of producing bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. The tree that fails to produce good fruit is cut down and burnt. So you may know men by their fruit.” — Jesus Christ

    If nothing else, folks might want to be careful about whom they call “Father”...you might not like the “Grandfather”!

  • Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests

    11/11/2014 10:19:21 AM PST · 28 of 120
    Mr Rogers to kjam22

    I use the “Grip & Grin” as a time to go potty...even if I don’t need to pee.

  • School tells kids: Stop praying to Jesus, singing Amazing Grace (Colorado Springs)

    11/11/2014 7:19:46 AM PST · 24 of 67
    Mr Rogers to Texas Eagle

    That is what we did in my high school back in 1974. We were told the same thing, so we started standing around the flag pole and praying and talking about God. The Admin was not happy, but they didn’t have the guts to arrest us.

  • McSally still up but not by much in CD2 race (Arizona)

    11/10/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · 26 of 34
    Mr Rogers to S.O.S121.500; Enterprise

    “Monday’s request for a restraining order comes a day after Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez refused a demand that she stop verifying provisional ballots that lack an election worker’s signature.”

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/mcsally-lawyers-trying-to-block-some-ballots/

    “A judge has denied the request of the lawyer’s for congressional candidate Martha McSally’s to block the counting of some provisional ballots in her race against Democratic Rep. Ron Barber.”

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/judge-denies-mcsally-s-blockage-of-some-provisional-ballots/

    There are roughly 6000 uncounted ballots from Pima County left in CD2. McSally’s lead is currently 341.

  • McSally still up but not by much in CD2 race (Arizona)

    11/10/2014 12:07:40 PM PST · 8 of 34
    Mr Rogers to Enterprise

    Tucson and Pima County strike me as corrupt as they come. I’ll be shocked if there are not enough votes in Pima County, one way or the other, for a Dem win.

  • The Supreme Court Really Might Destroy Obamacare This Time

    11/10/2014 6:42:01 AM PST · 47 of 102
    Mr Rogers to Perdogg

    The easiest out for the SC would be to rule in favor of the suit, then suspend its ruling for 6 months to give Congress time to rewrite the law - if they choose. The GOP would go along “for the children”, and nothing would change.

  • Pope officially demotes conservative American Cardinal Raymond Burke

    11/09/2014 8:26:26 AM PST · 4 of 18
    Mr Rogers to Gamecock

    Francis is light in the loafers. He’s also light in the noggin. He’s the theological equivalent of having Joel Osteen become Pope...

  • Obama defends plan to act on immigration: CBS interview

    11/09/2014 8:20:18 AM PST · 14 of 50
    Mr Rogers to rainee

    The GOP cannot do ANYTHING quickly. The Democrats control the Senate for the next 2 months. Reid will block anything so Obama can claim he’s acting because Congress will not.

    However, America is not buying what Obama is selling. If the Democrats were smart, the more conservative Dem senators would ally with the GOP and pass a “Border Security” bill - which Obama would then veto so he could impose amnesty. But by doing so, the Dems voting for it would have some cover when their constituents get pissed.

  • Federal Committee: We Need Fat Interventions At Worksites

    11/08/2014 10:16:47 PM PST · 45 of 96
    Mr Rogers to Eric Pode of Croydon

    That was my thought too. The very people who have done the most to make America fat are now pushing their failed ideas as critical to...what?! It was their stupid ideas about avoiding fat and eating lots of carbs that did so much to fatten us in the first place.

  • Pope Names New ‘Foreign Minister,’ Prefect of Apostolic Signatura; Cardinal Burke Given New Position

    11/08/2014 7:46:18 AM PST · 7 of 28
    Mr Rogers to NKP_Vet

    Sorry. This Baptist at least doesn’t want Francis unless Francis repents and promises to keep quiet.

  • Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

    11/08/2014 7:27:09 AM PST · 70 of 86
    Mr Rogers to Bettyprob

    “packed lunches exceeded fat and saturated fat recommendations”

    Outstanding! I gave up trying to worry about low-fat this and low-fat that, and started eating butter on my veggies and cheese and bacon and sausage...and I’ve gone from 34” jeans to 31” jeans in about 2 months.

    Sounds like the packed lunches are healthier than the government ones. What a shock, huh?

  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

    11/05/2014 8:45:03 PM PST · 29 of 29
    Mr Rogers to Marie

    I know what happened. I was there at the time.

    So, why did we force women to adapt to Saudi dress and not men?

    Because the Saudis resented the women more than the men, and were more likely to kill them! Because the Saudis were more likely to commit attacks on US personnel out of resentment for our presence if they saw western military women than men.

    It was done to lower resentment and reduce the probability of attack, which was always higher when someone traveled off post. That is why many of us MEN were not allowed off post AT ALL.

    Try spending a few months in the same tent city, eating the same crap food, sharing latrines with 5000 of your closest friends, and a trip off post to a compound where folks ate good food & could drink sounded pretty nice - but very few men got the chance. Why? “To lower resentment and reduce the probability of attack”.

    Force protection. That was #1. Keeping our basing in Saudi Arabia, always a touchy matter, was #2. The convenience and comfort of our military wasn’t even in the top 10. It never is. The needs of the military trumps the desires of the soldier.

    “Now, how to you feel about the soldiers who recently fought the Army’s new regulations in the court of public opinion? (They also won and now ALL tattooed soldiers are grandfathered in, for all purposes.)”

    I think it is a sign our military is going downhill and heading for the toilet. However, asking to change the policy as part of the normal review is one thing, and it would have been acceptable for McSally to have made a similar attempt - within the command structure.

    But she did not. She was all about advancing “women’s rights” as trumping military needs. She was a politician in uniform, and she was all about advancing her agenda. Self over service.

  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

    11/05/2014 4:55:24 PM PST · 25 of 29
    Mr Rogers to Marie

    “Covering up was irritating a lot of them and not because it’s sexist. It inhibits movement and is unsafe.”

    It was for travel in vehicles, and it was meant to protect them from being beaten. The military accepts a LOT of things we don’t like in order to not offend the host nation, and to protect our folks there.

    McSally got to leave the base BECAUSE she was a she. Most men, including myself, went to PSAB many times and NEVER got to go off post. Ever. Tent City was 1/4 mile to a side of tents, and we lived there full time.

    She also bypassed the chain of command so she could appeal to the SecDef. That normally gets a guy in heap big trouble, but McSally was protected by the females in Congress - not a very nice group of creatures to have as friends, if you are a conservative.

    She later went to “the Legislative Fellowship program, during which time she lived in Washington, D.C. and advised John Kyl on defense and foreign affairs policy”...and I don’t know of any military officer who respects someone who did that. It marked you forever as a politician, not a fighter.

    From Wiki:

    “McSally’s suit alleged that “the regulations required her to send the message that she believes women are subservient to men.”[9] In addition to the issue of religious garb, McSally noted that policies also included other requirements:

    In a “60 Minutes” interview broadcast on CBS on Jan. 20, she described the discrimination she experienced under the policy: “I have to sit in the back and at all times I must be escorted by a male . . . [who], when questioned, is supposed to claim me as his wife,” she said. “I can fly a single-seat aircraft in enemy territory, but [in Saudi Arabia] I can’t drive a vehicle.”[9]

    During this process, she was granted audience with several high level officials, including two Secretaries of Defense, William Cohen and Donald Rumsfeld, which was atypical of a service member of her comparatively junior rank and position, especially in light of her public protest.”

    She was ALL ABOUT HERSELF. No one thought she was endorsing the Saudi policies, nor did anyone expect her to...but we complied because it provided the best protection for our people. All of them, not just McSally.

  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

  • Delaney claims reelection, GOP’s Bongino awaits absentee count in Md. House race

    11/05/2014 3:54:19 PM PST · 11 of 25
    Mr Rogers to Viennacon

    There are still over 70K ballots to examine and count in the AZ-2 race. That outcome isn’t known yet.

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/mcsally-leads-barber-by-over-2-000-votes-with-71-581-ballots-left-to-count/

  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

    11/05/2014 3:46:17 PM PST · 19 of 29
    Mr Rogers to Citizen Soldier

    “I voted for her because I will never vote democrat.”

    And that is your right and I respect your decision. She may have won, too.

    But what she did in the Middle East really chapped my butt back when I was deployed there half of each year, and I knew a lot of A-10 pilots who felt the same way. For me, I could not vote for her and I would not vote for Barber...so I left that office blank.

  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

    11/05/2014 2:33:32 PM PST · 9 of 29
    Mr Rogers to Hildy

    I know something about Arizona politics, and the only office I refused to vote on yesterday was CD-2. I wouldn’t vote for the Democrat, but neither would I vote for McSally.

    She was/is the most liberal of the Republicans running for Congress in Arizona. She was/is weak on illegal immigration. She avoids any talk of social issues. If she wins, she is likely to be the GOP-E’s candidate to ram down our throats every chance possible. Heck, she had her marriage civilly annulled in Arizona - something I didn’t even know was possible. That meant her marriage was held to have never been valid to begin with - and how does one do that? Check out the law and get back with me.

    I also loathed her when she was in the military. Her behavior in Saudi Arabia, complaining about discrimination when she was being given special treatment already, disgusted me. So did her going to the SecDef with the backing of Congresswomen - an act that would have gotten me canned. And I spent a LOT more time in the ME than she did!

    I won’t cut my wrists if she pulls out a victory, but I sure am not praying for her to win. Barber won’t be able to do any harm in the very Republican House, and we’d have a better chance of getting rid of him next time.

    Oh...and I remember how the GOP-E acted when conservatives won the primary. They came out with the knives and attacked the conservatives. I largely remained silent on McSally, but I won’t shed any tears if she loses.

  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 1:50:57 PM PST · 60 of 60
    Mr Rogers to BCW

    Nope. Someone who ate nothing but McDonalds, and who ate 5,000 calories a day, does not interest me. I avoid carbs when I can, ride horses, jog, and use portion control to watch my weight. I would never eat 3 meals a day at McDonalds.

    But on the road? Yeah, I’ll eat fast food burgers, usually from the value meal. A Double Cheeseburger & a Diet Coke runs around 450 calories, costs $2.25-2.50, and will keep me going for hours.

  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 6:25:11 AM PST · 14 of 60
    Mr Rogers to BCW

    I remember the roadside joints of the 60s. They went out of business because one never knew if he was going to walk in and get a great meal or spend the next 250 miles puking his guts out.

    I eat at McD’s...2 Double Cheeseburgers and a soda for $3.50. It fills me up, and I’ve never puked my guts out afterward.

    Folks eat at McDonalds for relatively cheap, safe food while on the road. I sometimes eat there in town when I want something fast. It is fast food, and that is not evil. If it was wrong, there wouldn’t be so many McDonalds...

  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 6:27:00 PM PST · 109 of 114
    Mr Rogers to Mrs. Don-o

    What about Stephen? Was he filled with the Holy Spirit?

    “You obstinate people, heathen in your thinking, heathen in the way you are listening to me now! It is always the same—you never fail to resist the Holy Spirit! Just as your fathers did so are you doing now. Can you name a single prophet whom your fathers did not persecute? They killed the men who long ago foretold the coming of the just one, and now in our own day you have become betrayers and his murderers. You are the men who have received the Law of God miraculously, by the hand of angels, and you are the men who have disobeyed it!”

    These words stung them to fury and they ground their teeth at him in rage. Stephen, filled through all his being with the Holy Spirit, looked steadily up into Heaven. He saw the glory of God, and Jesus himself standing at his right hand.

  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 6:21:55 PM PST · 108 of 114
    Mr Rogers to Mrs. Don-o

    Did the gay activists meeting with them discuss how repenting helped them? Did they agree that homosexuality is perverse and condemned by God?

    Will these so-called SBC leaders meet with adulterer activists who want to normalize adultery?

    Did they look these activists in the eye and tell them to repent or die? Did they call modern America a corrupt generation?

    Can you imagine these SBC leaders getting up in this meeting and saying:

    Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
    in the markets she raises her voice;
    at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
    at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

    “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
    How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
    and fools hate knowledge?
    If you turn at my reproof,
    behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
    I will make my words known to you.

    Because I have called and you refused to listen,
    have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
    because you have ignored all my counsel
    and would have none of my reproof,
    I also will laugh at your calamity;
    I will mock when terror strikes you,
    when terror strikes you like a storm
    and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
    when distress and anguish come upon you.

    Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
    they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
    Because they hated knowledge
    and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
    would have none of my counsel
    and despised all my reproof,

    therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
    and have their fill of their own devices.

    For the simple are killed by their turning away,
    and the complacency of fools destroys them;
    but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
    and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”