fields commented on the blog post #FAIL: Marylnd photog weirded out by thought of shooting same-sex couple wedding pics
Another example of vicious liberal intolerance. What happened to the argument that approving so called “same sex marriage” wouldn’t negatively affect anyone else.
fields commented on the blog post Supreme Court Is Cool With Jesus Scrapbooking Ladies Slutting It Up
As a result of the various federal courts refusal to enforce the Constitution and protect the religous freedom of individuals and other organizations, I am afraid the Hobby Lobby employees may find their health insurance decoupled from their employment.
I wonder if Hobby Lobby employees will agree that no health insurance is better than health insurance that doesn’t cover contraception sterilization.
fields commented on the blog post Businesses Taking Heat Over What to Do With Health Insurance Rebates
If the employer is paying part of premiums why shouldn’t employer keep the rebates to recoup some of the costs it incurred in providing insurance?
Calling Obama “son” and patting him on the head is condescending and demeaning, but not racist. Likewise, telling him to get a job is just a reflection of Walsh’s negative view of the presidents abilities and the relative negative value of government work. Alleging statements like this are racist when they are not will only make people take future legitimate allegations racism seriously.
Now there is a legitimate questions of whether sitting United States Representative should make such statements about the President. Unfortunately, neither party can claim the high ground. Given the President’s recent false and irresponsible ad about Romney killing a woman, I would say he has no room to complain.
fields commented on the blog post Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt: Why You Shouldn’t Boycott North Carolina
If you want North Carolina to change this law, a boycott is not the way to do it. It will have the opposite effect. First, a boycott isn’t going to work. The vast majority of people will visit or not visit (or engage in other econmic transactions) the state on its merits, not based on political groups call for a boycott. Second, by in effect attacking the state as a whole, it will galvanize support for the law. It creates an us versus them dynamic. Some might call you economic terrorists. And you don’t negotiate with terrorists, so your opportunity to change peoples minds will lessen.
If you don’t believe me, consider the Confederate Battle Flag issue in South Carolina. In a compromise, it was moved from the state house dome to a historical monument honoring Confederate soldiers around 2000. The NAACP has been boycotting us ever since. Last time I checked, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach are still full of tourists, including plenty from the Northeast.
fields commented on the blog post Donovan Acknowledges Banks Gaming HARP 2.0 to Increase Profits
I think the author is seeing a conspiracy where none exists. People who need help from HARP getting a refinance, by definition, are unable to go to the market and get a refinance on market terms. Only the bank that is already stuck with these borrowers has any incentive to make a new or modified loan to them, because that bank wants to try to avoid the costs of a foreclosure. Other banks are incurring additional risk that a normal loan normal market loan would entail without, the reward of possibly avoiding foreclosure costs.
Of course, HARP refi borrowers should pay more in interest/closing costs. They represent a riskier loan.