Alyce Townsend

President Obama's New Position 2012

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 8:41 AM
View 10 comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. Please note that those who post comments on this website may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.
  • Why are you making a blanket statement about midwesterners? That is just as bad as making blanket statements about anything or anyone. If us Midwesterners are so behind the times and against gay marriage, why is it that MASS is the only other state to recognize gay marriage? It is obviously not just a midwestern ideal.

    I also have a problem with you saying we have hate because someone might be against gay marriage. That is another blanket statement. I know plenty of people who are against it but have no problems with the actual gay person. You can be against someones lifestyle and still not hate them.

    After my statements, you probably think I would be a person agsint gay marriage, but you would be wrong. I am all for it, they deserve the same rights we do although I do beleive the church has a right to marry them or not. No church should be forced to marry anyone, no matter if they are straight or gay. I just take acception to your statement about midwesterners, because you are judgeing everyone who lives here and you are the very person who stated we should not judge.

    -- Posted by iowafan11 on Mon, May 14, 2012, at 9:42 AM
  • That's the problem with being politically correct. You can never say what your truly feel because it always offends someone. I meant no disrespect or generalization but instead want to voice an observation I have made. I'm glad you feel that this observation is not the case from where you stand. Perhaps that means that we are taking a step in the "right" direction! I think as a whole we should focus more on the solution instead of arguing different approaches to the problem.

    -- Posted by leeceyplus3 on Mon, May 14, 2012, at 10:44 AM
  • I am with iowafan on this. My question also is this, if they allow gay marriage, then since we are the land of the free, why don't we recognize the other cultures that allow older men to marry non teenagers to teenagers? If we are going to allow one thing, lets allow all practices here. Why should we allow the goverment tell us or even Christians tell us what they think is right or wrong. We should be willing to accept all cultural religion practices. Like eating dogs. If that is to out there, well than where do you draw the line? If we have to allow gay ppl their rights in marriage than we should just allow everyone their rights!! Right?

    -- Posted by acerdj on Tue, May 15, 2012, at 6:58 AM
  • http://tech.mit.edu/V124/N5/kolasinski.5...

    Found this posted on Facebook and thought it was interesting. I also believe that Obama was forced into voicing maybe his true but not before stated opinion on gay marriage by his VP's impulsive words. I don't really see it as that much of game changer in light of the fact that we already know that he's a liberal democrat and his viewpoint in support of gay marriage shouldn't surprise anyone.

    -- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Tue, May 15, 2012, at 6:04 PM
  • iowafan11 you are wrong. 5 states plus DC recognize same sex marriage. And acerdj our government does not recognize minors as having the ability to make those decisions to marry but the minute they hit 18 they are allow to marry whomever they choose. And not very many countries allow child brides anymore. I commend Alyce on writing this blog.

    -- Posted by joev on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 12:37 PM
  • Sorry, I guess I was wrong by 3 states and 1 city. So thats 2 of 6 which is 33% if we were going by grades. And since we need everything to be fair in our society now, how about we average your 100% and my 33%, so we both actually get 66% of them right. Sorry I brought you down but it's only fair that I get the same grade as you. (gotta love socialism)

    -- Posted by iowafan11 on Thu, May 17, 2012, at 12:51 PM
  • Yes, let's get rid of socialism. Let's make parents pay for their own kids education. Why should I pay to educate my neighbor's kids. Let's turn police and fire protection over to private companies. If you want the protection buy the insurance. If you want a stop sign on a busy street put it up yourself. Let's do away with Social Security and Medicare. Seniors can keep working to pay for their own healthcare. Let's get rid of congress. Instead of doing nothing they would have nothing to do. (gotta love capitalism)

    -- Posted by Henry Blake on Tue, May 22, 2012, at 8:05 AM
  • Henry Blake- I'm assuming that was sarcasim, but hard telling from reading on a computer screen. Pretty hard to get rid of socialism if we don't currently use it. I think most people don't really have a problem with paying taxes for public schooling through 12th grade, fire, police and state/city road workers who put up stop signs and stop lights, plow roads etc... I do have a problem with being forced to pay for my neighbors hospital bills or my neighbor kids college education.

    I barely make enough money to be considered middle class and I'm not expecting or asking the rich to kick in more to make it "fair". My example of a socialistic grading system is a perfect example of how the people who do well get the shaft.

    If you look at the history of the world, name one country that has thrived on socialism. Countries survive on socailism but don't thrive. They have much more poverty that what we do.

    -- Posted by iowafan11 on Wed, May 23, 2012, at 10:32 AM
  • iowafan11 - Of course it was sarcasm. I guess I don't see the difference between paying taxes so every kid can get an education and paying a tax so everybody can get healthcare. Until you get rid of the insurance companies that make it impossible for some people to get insurance you will be paying for their care. If you are self employed check out what it would cost you for health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition. They can not now refuse you but they can make it too expensive to buy. As for people that do well getting the shaft I guess the CEO of Conoco-Phillips making 154 million last year got the shaft while we paid $3.50 to $4.00 for a gallon of gas. When did we become so greedy that we can't help our neighbor?

    -- Posted by Henry Blake on Wed, May 23, 2012, at 11:35 AM
  • Wow... interesting conversation going on here. I just wanted to say to Alyce - your post was very interesting and very well written. When you aren't busy chasing children, cleaning house, and doing homework -- keep writing, you've got a gift and I look forward to following your blog! =)

    -- Posted by Don't-take-it-too-serious on Fri, May 25, 2012, at 3:38 PM
Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration: