I've never watched a superbowl.  I am not a fan of professional sports -- period.  I think they are a waste of time.  I also think they amount to nothing more than sublimated violence (and in the case of ice hockey, it's not all that sublimated).  I also think they are hugely counterproductive.  It's not for nothing that the Roman emperors controlled the masses with pan et circenses.  It was by giving the Roman citizens bread and public spectacles (in Nero's time, the feeding of Christians to lions) that their leaders controlled them.

In modern times, as Eldridge Cleaver put it, the people will never revolt as long as there are supermarkets.  I agree, though I would make it: the people will never revolt as long as they have supermarkets and the Super Bowl.  (Have you noticed how so many people in the stores are stocking up on chips, dips, and beer?  That's so that they can have diabetic or coronary reactions and, when inebriated, curse and beat their wives.)

This year will be super difficult, as I am a fan of The Who, for one thing, and for another wanted to see how far the Dobson Family will go in making abortion look like a capital offense for the abortionist and a stoning crime for the poor pregnant woman.  (After all, is there really any real difference between an American theocrat and a Muslim Mullah?)  That CBS accepted the ad featuring a sob story from a player speaks poorly of them.  Perhaps it should subject the network to what is left of the equal opportunity to respond laws.  Say, Planned Parenthood at no cost.  As I keep suggesting, we need to amend the IRS rule prohibiting support of a candidate by a religious group.  They should lose their non-profit status by merely lobbying for passage of all legislation based entirely on dogma.

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That's "panem et circenses."
Having to speak a little Spanish here in South Texas, I occasionally mix my Latin with that language. Sorry.
Would that be Spanglin or Latinish?
or Spangtin.
I can only imagine how poor Belgium fared in that catastrophe.
The NFL is responsible for more acts of charity than the rest of the nation combined; include what most NFL players do individually, and it isn't even a contest. Especially where urban children are concerned.

"Sublimated violence"? So what? Perhaps no one has informed you of the fact that all animals engage in violence, and homo sapiens, and our family of primates, are perhaps the most notably violent.

The ad should be disallowed by the NFL, abortion is a political platform issue, and has no place in this venue.

And by pure statistics alone, you might want to change your Eldridge Cleaver quote; NASCAR has the biggest following, most active fans, and the most alcohol by weight or by volume ~ it is also possibly responsible for more redneck births than even Jesus or Ted Haggard.
Disagree as to no place on this venue: abortion would be open to all on demand but for dogmatic positions taken by the religious right.
And as such, simply feeds directly into the pathetic American cultural mentality of "freedom from accountability".

Which is exactly what "abortion on demand" is for; absolution from responsibility. It has nothing to do with choice, other than choosing to be unaccountable at all costs.
You have no place to talk about a woman right to choose. You will never be in that position. I am so sick of seeing your hate filled troll posts on every discussion I go to. You are a small minded ignorant fundamentalist, whether your a christian one or not is beyond the point as you are no different from them. You don't belong on this board.
LOL, as if I care.

Whether I've been in the position isn't relevant or germane. The express purpose of "abortion on demand" has nothing to do with concerns or choice. It is just for avoiding responsibility.

But please, continue your baseless rant.
Medb, I wouldn't pay too much attention to FoA. He's just a quasi-Beck drone that regurgitates on demand. Very Pavlovian.

Note how he pre-empts with "But please, continue your baseless rant" while busily thumbing through his Tea Party phrase book waiting for you to jerk in response. It's all because of you crazy liberals.
label, label, label, baseless bullshit, baseless bullshit, label, label, label ...

Truly pathetic, standard argument style of both the theist and atheist, (1:1). Shining individual thinking .... lmao.

"Oh no, you can't disagree with me because that just makes you [label, label, label]"

Here's the first tip cretin: I don't watch television, so the only thing I know of Beck is his name; and anyone who dresses up in Gestapo uniforms is very quickly off the list.

But again, please continue your baseless, infantile rant; predicated upon idiocy and blazing assumption.

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