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fatherof5 says...

No, this is not a credible source.

fatherof5 says...

Namvet, let me simplify this for you.

This article is about the Obama administration scaling back its deportations of illegal immigrants, right?

You wrote that Obama couldn't scale back something that was non-existent, right? Implying that Obama has always been indifferent to illegal immigration, right?

I shared a link to Pew Research, a non-governmental, independent, credible research organization, which concluded that during the first four years of Obama's presidency that the "migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed," right?

You then pointed to an anecdotal story from San Francisco as proof of your point. That story was about how the city of San Francisco defied requests from the feds (i.e. Obama) to turn over an illegal immigrant for deportation, right?

Since it is your link, you know that this story was about a city's decision to defy the feds, right?

You understand that Obama doesn't run the city of San Francisco, right?

Can you provide evidence from a credible source that Obama's fight against illegal immigration has not been substantial and effective?

As for your revelation that your great-grandchildren will not attend Wa-Hi, that's too bad. Wa-Hi scores among the best high schools in Eastern Washington on a variety of measures and has elite programs in drama, music, auto-mechanics, math, history, English, FFA, and many others, including a highly successful athletics program. I wish your great-grandchildren luck in the avenue their parents choose for them.

fatherof5 says...

Do some freaking research, Namvet, from credible sources. You are making a fool of yourself. Read this.
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/04/23...

fatherof5 says...

Here's [an argument][1] for biblical tolerance that I read a couple of years ago and thought was pretty helpful. Read it if you are open to hearing another perspective.

I will also suggest this [video of a talk][2] given on the subject a couple of years ago in a Presbyterian church. While you may or may not agree with its conclusions, it is respectful and scholarly, and illuminates the argument against the traditional Biblical interpretation on homosexuality. If you have the time to watch it, I highly recommend it.

[1]: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-sh...
[2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQjN...

fatherof5 says...

Namvet, no one is saying Confederate flags should be erased from history, just as no one is saying Nazi flags should be erased. We just shouldn't fly them because of the dark history they symbolize for so many. Not a difficult concept.

fatherof5 says...

Well...this article says wages overall grew 4.2%. And since we know that state employee wages have been frozen for six years, that indicates that private sector wages probably grew 5%-7% in 2014.

Do you have different stats?

fatherof5 says...

Shrill, baseless hyperbole.

fatherof5 says...

Those words were antithetical to the entirety of the rest of the law. The Supremes got this one right.

It is a good day. Be happy for those who love each other, those who have endured discrimination, and those who can keep their healthcare. Be happy for them.

fatherof5 says...

After tragedy last week, this has been a great week for this country. Confederate flags are coming down, millions can keep their health insurance and all of the benefits of Obamacare, and gay couples and their families can count themselves as equal under the law across the nation.

No one was harmed, but many were finally validated.

Here are Anthony Kennedy's beautiful words:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered.

fatherof5 says...

State employees are slated to get 2.5% this year and 2.5% next year. Teachers will get 1.5% to 2% this coming year. All of this after six years of wage freezes. So, I don't know what the heck you are talking about.