No, no… it’s ____mas.. The religious aspect is forbidden under the freedom of religion rules. Oops, looks like they will have to ban -mass also.
Merry bleep-bleep to you!
 November 24, 2015 at 7:49pm
ISIL/ISIS would vote for this guy. Given porous borders and shoddy ID requirements, some of them might if he was on the ticket. They can still vote for his successor who was responsible for implementing so much of his foreign policy.
He was setting them up as a counter to a regime we dislike. The Al Queida group for the region is one of the worst allies of convenience we could have thought of. If the enemy of my enemy still wants to kill me, he is not a good friend.
There is something to be said for taking on enemies one at a time. Using someone else’s strength against your enemy is an old tactic. Strengthening your enemy so he can strike at another enemy does not stop them from using that same strength against you. Sometimes it is more cost effective to fight your enemy, than to strengthen another and hope they fight for you before fighting against you.
Even if they fight a ‘common foe’ first, that does not make them tame. They may be as happy to use us to further their ends as others dream of using them.
Trying to tame some of these people is worse than trying to pet a rabid dog.
 November 24, 2015 at 7:29pm
The Onion is sometimes more plausible than this.
“Climate change” is the most serious threat… we wish! This guy is soooo disconnected from reality, could we request a psych eval.? Granted his replacement is an alcoholic surrounded by the same advisors who steered O. into so many blunders… but would it really be worse?
I’m not too serious, It probably would be worse, but we should do a real analysis if possible before tossing the idea out of hand. If there is a chance of improvement…
 November 24, 2015 at 3:52pm
I thought they have been there and done that. It did not go well as I recall, just another sign of weakness to exploit.
- I assume your post was sarcasm [not bad]
November 24, 2015 at 3:44pm
My first thought on seeing the article was that they must have stabbed one of their own by mistake. My second thought was that they might have killed him for being too friendly with a Jew.
Wouldn’t you just love to have neighbors like this? … Such lovely children… They really know how to pass on their values to the next generation, don’t they?
Treason charges have no statute of limitations, do they? Gather information patiently and try him in court. Then drop him in a deep black hole. I would not even execute him, just make him a non-person. He could go down in history as the only US President to be convicted of giving aid/comfort to the enemies of the US. Then he can be … nothing. Prisoner 000O.
 November 24, 2015 at 2:25pm
Democrats will try to be useful if emotions are flying all over the place
when bullets are flying… call someone else.
National security matters if you and yours enjoy not being beheaded , not paying a tax to remain outside of the official church, or …and did I mention slavery?
There was a recent video (on FOX I think), where a German was allowed to come in and film how well things were going in ISIL territory. A group of men in a prayer gathering was filmed in passing. One of the men had his hands positioned the wrong way… he was faking it to blend in. You know that the terrorists in charge of the area reviewed the tapes. They almost certainly identified him, and killed him.
By the way, cause comes before effect. Militant or radical Islam has been around since the time of M*****ed… before there was a USA to blame.
The Barbary Pirates were Islamic; the old song referring to the shores of Tripoli is about our war with them. They were capturing ships … they were demanding payment not to attack our shipping and our people. The military conflict was in response, in defense against the pirates. They did not have any care for our “foreign policy” which was mostly ‘stay out of other people’s business’. They said quite openly why they did it… same as today. We should start listening.
When people tell you that they want you dead, it’s not safe to think they are kidding. Keeping these people out of our country is more important than hurt feelings.
 November 24, 2015 at 1:32pm
 November 24, 2015 at 5:22am
I didn’t see a single cuss word or racial slur.
What hateful language? Disagreeing with the official spin?
Paraphrasing a Presidential candidate she opposes?
 November 24, 2015 at 2:16am
Equality under the law in a country where giving offense is illegal:
Minorities are protected; I am a minority of 1.
Anything you say or leave unsaid …
will be taken the worst possible way and used as grounds for a lawsuit.
I expect to be handsomely paid for emotional damages received.
You will be hearing from my lawyer in the morning.
Objections, attempts at self defense, or words of disagreement
will face retaliation from my “friends” in low places,
you ___-ist ****.
[ repeat x population 300 million ]
 November 24, 2015 at 2:06am
RE: “but don’t yell ‘FIRE!!” in a crowded theater ….”
How many leftists know the court case from which that reference is drawn? They would pee themselves if they understood what they were “agreeing” with when they use that reference. You might too.
Holmes, writing for a unanimous Court, ruled that it was a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917 (amended with the Sedition Act of 1918), to distribute flyers opposing the draft during World War I. Holmes argued this abridgment of free speech was permissible because it presented a “clear and present danger” to the government’s recruitment efforts for the war…
Thanks! I didn't know or at least didn't remember. We likely were taught that in civic class, so I blame me. Now there isn't such a thing as "civics class".. Great, huh?
Nice to know that Woodrow Wilson era case was overturned in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio which held that generally threatening, offensive, and racist speech at a K.K.K. rally was protected under the First Amendment. It is the law of the land today, but who knows what would happen if a similar case were to come up again?
November 24, 2015 at 1:59am
The right likes the causes of freedom, but is uncomfortable with some of the ways it is misused; the left likes the idea of freedom’s benefits, but not always the things that support or create it in the first place.
One side thinks peace is an aberration in human history that takes effort to maintain, the other thinks war and disorder are aberrations in need of explanation, and peace is normal thus needing neither explanation nor effort to protect/maintain.
There are serious differences, but open and honest discussion may find more common ground than you think… if we look for it.
November 24, 2015 at 1:45am
Re: Society doesn’t need to change / conform to the kid. The kid needs to grow up, period.
There are things in our society that could be changed for the better. Threats and force to compel change would create worse ills than whatever we were trying to fix that way. If/when society needs to change, this isn’t the way to achieve positive, healthy change.
Sometimes society does need to change… but peacefully: creating new conversations and new understanding of what change is needed and why along with recognition of tradeoffs, risks and costs of the proposed change. This may seem hard or tedious, but it is necessary. Changing society by force has its dangers, even when you have good intent… even when you are right in your goals.
Imposing change through a form of terrorism, or accepting change trying to be free from threats are not acceptable solutions and leaves out most of that process in an effort to force change NOW.
Kids can remake the world. Kids still have confidence that they can effect change, that the world can be moved if they find the right lever and ACT. Courage and naivete can be related, and hope and energy are strong in the young. Those are not always good things when misdirected, but they certainly can be when used in God’s service and to His glory.
” creating new conversations …and why along with recognition of tradeoffs, risks and costs…” etc. applies to pro-life efforts as well. We have our own intolerant, intimidating *** also.
 November 24, 2015 at 1:14am
He didn’t specify, but I think that Black Lives Matter and similar groups are intimidating people …
“But when young people don’t feel safe, feel absolutely isolated, feel absolutely intimidated, made to not feel welcome — that’s something else,” he said.
That sounds like they should be coming down on these “protesters”, right?
Terrorism starts with “terror” not guns or bombs. Threats and intimidation are tools of fear mongers as much as death is. Those who seek to rule through fear – whether they want to rule a country, a college, a city block, or a single house – must always be opposed.
Alan Dershowitz nailed it saying “diversity” is code for more of us. It doesn’t include those who disagree. It doesn’t included diversity of ideas. Hence BLM physical intimidation is ok. Mexican sombreros on halloween are offensive to their tender sensibilities. Boo f’n hoo.
 November 23, 2015 at 5:53pm
Poor dear. My family will be counting their blessings and celebrating being together …
Is love in such short supply at home that politics is the closest you can come to bonding?
there's no way on Earth you didn't know BBQ was joking- right?
Free-Come on now...you couldn't detect sarcasm?
November 23, 2015 at 4:27pm
Re: Unfortunately, the manner in which an employee’s opinions were so publicly expressed has created an unsafe environment in our restaurant.”
Publicly stating a dislike for terrorism
makes the environment unsafe for co-workers…?
Sounds like blaming the victim to me.
Constitutional rights are human rights, and all people are equally human.
Threatening/intimidating people for saying what they really think is a BAD thing.
Even Hitler and Stalin had the right to say what they really thought.
They didn’t have the right to intimidate/kill all opposition (though they tried).
Why do we tolerate their type of behavior here?
Why tolerate the spreading of fear to avoid offending someone’s feelings?
It sounds self defeating; terror and intimidation ARE hurting other people’s feelings.
 November 23, 2015 at 11:58am
RE : he is lost both now and forever.
SCRIPTURE tells us NOT to pray for such people as this.
I’m not sure what verse you are referring to, but who is irredeemably lost is not your call to make.
I also hope you are wrong, however unlikely it may seem.
“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”
All paths to “happiness” , a whole life well lived, are not equal. Some means are more effective than others toward goals that should be desirable because they are truly good for us and the flourishing of human potential. We are required to be judgemental in the sense of discernment of that which is good, and what is better. We are to be clear minded in our aims and the effective means to them.
We can reject foolishness, affirm what is good and true, and leave judgement to the Lord. We like to imagine otherwise, but we are often not qualified to judge others.
November 22, 2015 at 8:51pm
RE: …what’s next? Will I agree with obozo? God what a nightmare that would be.
A stopped clock is right twice a day. Granted O. seems to be wrong more often, but if he turns out to be right on something, just give thanks for the miracle!