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Amardeep Kaleka, seen here speaking at a vigil marking the 1-year anniversary of the temple shooting, will challenge Paul Ryan. Photo Credit: Charlie Gorney
TIM S. October 18, 2013 at 07:35 pm
Tom, thank you for your service to our country. A country which was founded on the pursuit ofRead More religious freedoms. But when you write a sentence as this "What does bother me is the fact that this country gives a free pass to belief in bs like religion'', then I have to wonder about your patriotism. Maybe it was a poor choice of words by you which caused a poor choice of words by me. Your aversion to the current tax codes for many religions is one thing but your aversion to people believing in religion as a whole IS un-American. Once again thank you for your service. PS I hope that answers your ? also Lyle
Lyle Ruble October 18, 2013 at 09:46 pm
@TIM S.....Whoa Horse! I think you need a short history lesson. The American Colonies were notRead More founded on religious freedom but for economic pursuits. Religion was carried here by those people who came here to pursue the economic opportunities of their sponsors. Now what motivated people to leave their ancestral homes might very well be religious. Groups like the Puritans were outcasts because of their opposition to the Church of England and getting away was a way of survival. In the beginning each of the colonies had an official state religion that was supported by the colonial government. Roger Williams who founded Rhode Island was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony because he resisted the religion requirements . The current view of religious freedom didn't enter into the discussion until after the Age of Enlightenment. All through our history as a republic, religion and religious belief has been very fluid and personal. The nation's religiosity has not been consistent and has waxed and waned over time. Never has religion been a prerequisite for citizenship. To claim that to be non religious is non American is is just untrue. I think what you were maybe trying to say is that someone who is religious is a better American, but that is also a fallacy. :: Let me give you a little quiz. Rate which religious beliefs are more American in order: Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Jew, Agnostic, Evangelical Christian, Wicca, Satanist, Naturist.
vocal local 1 November 1, 2013 at 05:37 pm
This Democrat also believes the 9/11 disaster was exploited, or worse, engineered to allow forRead More passage of the Patriot Act. Remember, Biden wrote the core Patriot Act prior or post Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Adopted by Bush With the only objector being WI Senator Russ Finegold. And, isn't the federal reserve a private independent financial institution where as the US Treasuary is Government? Nuitari, Mother Jones has her facts mixed I suspect the producer is his California based brother.
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TIM S. October 16, 2013 at 09:22 pm
Three days is nonsense. Oct. 17th is just a day that the debt ceiling needed to be raised. The USRead More was not about to forgo any debt obligations starting at midnight. Enough $ coming in to DC to pay all debts Going forward try to copy and paste from reputable news sources. Broaden your horizons girl.
An exhibit showing the position of rangers at a crash site in Somalia.
vocal local 1 October 7, 2013 at 09:24 am
House has already voted (407 to Zero) to pay back pay to furloughed government workers. In addition,Read More in past shut downs furloughed workers have always been granted back pay. My question is are the furloughed worker's currently receiving unemployment benefits? I'm really not concerned about the delay of an exhibition marking the anniversary of a US Army, Air Force Kidnapping of rebel key officials in a foreign civil war that went bad. I also not overly concerned with the closure of a Navy Base chapel. IF the clergy is overly concerned they should work for free and keep them open is my take. Entomologist can continue to study/collect Stink Bugs with full knowledge that they will eventually get paid. I don't understand why the goats won't continue to eat Poison Ivy? How much is their check?
State Rep. Jeff Stone is resigning to take a job with the Public Service Commission. Photo Credit: Mark Schaaf
Franklin Today October 6, 2013 at 11:41 am
The question is: Will AlderVisor Steve (I will run for anything that brings in money) Taylor rent anRead More apartment in Franklin so he can run for Stones office?
Resident of O.C. Paul October 7, 2013 at 09:10 am
What is with these elected representatives of the people leaving office in the midst of their termRead More in office here of late? Why did they even run in the election in which they were elected? It's just a waste of money if they aren't going to see out their full term in office.... RIDICULOUS... no... INSANE; and we don't need INSANE people representing us, we need SANE LOGICAL people representing us.
Elizabeth Coppola is running as a Democrat in the state Assembly race.
Amber October 17, 2013 at 09:58 am
I personally know Elizabeth Coppola very well. She has a big smile on her face but this is notRead More enough to run for this election. She cannot manage her money. She was evicted her apartment before, and she has big credit card debt she couldn't pay. Her family was at at the same road. Please make a little background check who you are voting for.. She has been in Milwaukee only for two years. She lived in Madison until her senior year at ALVERNO. She really doesn't represent people from here. I want her to answer, "Why is she running for this election? What is her personal benefits out of this? How can she help people if she can't help herself?". My personal experience with her shows that she is not eligible for any kind of management duty. She smiles cute if this is why will you vote for her :) Thanks
Matt October 17, 2013 at 10:15 am
AMBER, do you have any proof what you are saying? How do you know her very well?
Amber October 17, 2013 at 10:31 am
Check her online at WCCAP. You will see that she wasn't living in Milwaukee until she was evictedRead More her apartment in Madison. You can always request more information from her.