Prairie Dog
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Nov 29, 2013 Prairie Dog commented on A Few Large Retailers That Don't Make Their Employees Work on Thanksgiving.
I would add that all Apple Stores were closed Thanksgiving and all retail employees given the day off by direct order of CEO Tim Cook. There had been some plan to have some open or something, which he vetoed.
Nov 17, 2013 Prairie Dog commented on These Are the Kinds of People Who Do Battle Against Library Funding.
Well, as it turns out, the voters of Lafourche Parish decided to keep the library funding intact. So, there is some reason still in place down the bayou:

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/…
Aug 11, 2013 Prairie Dog commented on Slog Bible Study: 1 Timothy 5:11-15.
So without a man to keep them knocked up and busy at home, young women will likely begin following Satan?
Nov 12, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Patty Murray Lays Down the Law.
The beauty of this situation is that if no one does anything, it resolves itself. The unwise Bush Tax Cuts expire for everyone and we go back to the more reasonable tax rates of the Clinton era, these are the rates that created a record budget surplus. Everyone is saying the debt is a bad thing, so lets pay it off. Lets fully fund the things we need while we are at it. I don't see the Republicans becoming reasonable, nor making needed compromises. However, this automatic course of action needs no support from them.
May 5, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Remember, Kids....
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Iassic Asimov, witer and long time President of MENSA.

I still am amazed that human beings can successfully dehumanize others to the point where they can justify violence against them to further thier ideology. Is thier ideology so weak that it is not convincing? Indoctrination is one method of imprinting an ideology on the impressionable, like children. Violent negative conditioning must be the lowest form of indoctrination. Using it on children in this manner is despicable.
Mar 24, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Dan's MTV Show Debuts April 3! And Porno Pete Is Going Nuts!.
I'm with Banna @2. I grew up watching music videos on MTV, interspersed with news and specials about music. I watched music videos and other musical content dwindle away to nothing or nearly so over the years. Then I discovered MTV2 about 10-12 years ago when I had satellite TV, I was so happy! An MTV that actually has music videos and related content. Sadly, I had to go back to cable to get decent broadband Internet, and lost access to MTV2 in the process. On occasion VH1 plays some videos, or has music related programming, which is comforting. Otherwise, my only access to music videos would be when I buy them on iTunes.

I'm glad to see MTV is moving to better programming with content like Dan's show. It had become the network known for lowest-class reality TV.
Mar 11, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Slog Bible Study: Judges 11:29-40.
If I was Jephthah's daughter, I would have been two months hard travel away when the appointed day came to pass. Weeping in the mountains because she wouldn't marry seems to be a pretty useless waste of a good head start to me . . .

I also thought it was pagan gods that wanted human sacrifices, especially virgins? If this increased my chances of being a "burnt offering" I'd waste no time in disposing of my virginity either!
Feb 16, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on New Jersey Assembly Approves Gay Marriage.
Well, I think I agree with gloomy gus on this one @7. Although swiftly vetoing the bill won't hurt Christie's stock in the short term, it will cause history to judge him differently. Can anyone remember George Wallace favorably now? Or will we always think of him as one of the last staunchest defenders of segregation? He even renounced these views later in life, but that was a little after the fact.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wall…

Christie could "evolve" or sign it stating his objections, etc. However, he will go on record as a hater, and history so far has eventually judged haters harshly.
Feb 13, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Gay Kids Are Still Killing Themselves.
Wow! This self-hating "ex" homo finds that the It Gets Better Project causes gay teen suicide? So offering hope, sharing experiences, and offering moral support makes people suicidal?

What is this strange new form of newspeak is this guy ducktalking? George Orwell never imagined this in his novel "1984".
Also, arrested? For what? Trying to save LGBT people from becoming people like him?

I bet he's a youth pastor now . . .
Feb 10, 2012 Prairie Dog commented on Amazon's Books Have Been Blockaded.
I wish I had seen this article last night, it pretty much validates my point @18 on why I won't buy e- books from Amazon (nonstandard format and DRM):

http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/02/unified…