Oh, they have the right to it for sure. But what upsets me is the fact that we don't get upset at people who who mock patriotism and then we coddle disrespect like it doesn’t matter. We follow that up with a circle jerk all scratching our heads and wondering what is going wrong with this country.
May 20, 2015 at 9:11am
I don’t think the entire media is, but certainly some are. In fact there’s a “conservative” blog that is going out of its way to prove the Waco PD shot those poor, poor, “Motorcycle Club” members unprovoked. I mean they were just meeting to share chocolate chip cookie recipes donchaknow? And the mean ol’ bad po-po shot them for nuttin’!!!
Yet last August and here recently they were using everything short of bringing in psychic mediums to prove Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown, and that Freddie Gray killed himself by breaking his own neck.
So is the different reporting widespread? No. Have I seen some tho? yes.
 May 18, 2015 at 3:42pm
I said it last week but it bears repeating…most Americans, liberal or conservative, have an almost primordial need to be offended by anything at anytime.
They want "likes" so they have an instant opinion & think the sheep will follow.
[-2] May 14, 2015 at 12:50pm
The coffin needs a guard in case the zombie escapes.
May 14, 2015 at 12:48pm
Wow, that shows a total lack of respect and decorum. Then again Blaze commentors were never ones for consistency of opinion. Irony yes. Consistency? Eh not so much.
May 14, 2015 at 12:45pm
Which is why I said an apology to the deceased’s family is in order. Apparently the drivers were fired as well. But if it makes yall feel better to harrumph about something on the innerweb that has no bearing on your lives, have at it.
 May 14, 2015 at 12:35pm
Uhhh yeah, which means they know who he is. I mean they list his name in the story. The guy was alleged to have what, written bad checks? That’s not worth your life…let go of the car and get him later.
These days, why would anybody want to be a police officer?
They do not get paid enough!
Did you read the part about how they are still looking for him?
What really cracks me up here is that people were pushing for body cams on cops thinking they would expose excessive police behavior. While that may happen in some cases, I've got a feeling they're going to be sorry what they asked for!
[-3] May 14, 2015 at 10:27am
Americans have this incessant, unnatural, and almost primordial need to be offended by something. Anything. All the time.
This should *maybe* offend the man’s family. An apology is in order, but a “viral” internet lynching is a little overkill.
True Americans believe in something called decorum. Look it up.
All American American = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz1VnsOvums
you don't know what these people put on the line so you can say your uneducated remarks on this topic. being a military child i still show respect wether their my parents or not you show respect and yes an apology is in order
 May 13, 2015 at 8:46am
“No one … not the Garland Police Department, the FBI, the Texas DPS, nor any other agency had any information prior to the event that either suspect may target this event,” he said. “No information was ‘missed’ or ‘ignored.’”
Uhhh, why not? These guys had been tweeting about it for days. I thought yall in Law Enforcement needed all these super secret spy devices to “catch terrorists?” I thought you needed to listen to everybody’s cell phone calls or read all of our emails to keep us safe? I thought you needed to monitor everybody’s facebook to prevent these things from happening?
What went wrong? Were you busy reading emails from Tea Party people discussing secession to miss the muslims discussing jihad?
 May 7, 2015 at 2:15pm
I’m sure after the police investigate these two policemen they’ll discover the police followed proper police procedure. I mean, do you know how many people die from air freshener obstruction every year? Worse than texting while driving.
Seems to me the line is thinly drawn between cops and robbers.
It requires testosterone and an attitude to back down the bad guys. Kinda like the bad guys.
 May 7, 2015 at 12:34pm
LOL…that argument about if he wasn’t dealing drugs he’d be alive is so anti-life and anti-Constitutional that it is stunning “conservatives” use it. As far as Gray being responsible for his own death, I guess it is possible to crush your own larynx and separate your spine while shackled and handcuffed, but probably not probable.
Funny you mention unsolved murders…does Baltimore have any? If so maybe cops should stop arresting the same low-level dumba**es like Gray over and over and over and focus on the murderers and rapists? Naaaaah, that’d be hard and require police work: LEOs are not concerned with police work.
 May 7, 2015 at 10:00am
If none of the police involved are responsible for Gray’s death, then who is? And does this mean cops and DAs won’t go after bartenders who “over-serve” customers who then kill someone in a DUI? Or what if someone has a kids’ pool party and a child drowns? Is nobody responsible since there was no “intent” to drown a kid nor did anyone “put their hands” on the kid?
Is half of America willing to accept suspicious deaths in police custody with a simple shrug of the shoulders?
Perhaps Gray himself was responsible. If he wasnt dealing in drugs, committing crimes, etc. living a clean life instead, he wouldnt be dead. There is a whole lot of information that has not come out yet. Sometimes nobody ever finds enough evidence to figure out one way or the other what exactly happened, and who (if anyone) is responsible.
Care to take a guess as to how many murders go unsolved each year?
"Is half of America willing to accept suspicious deaths in police custody with a simple shrug of the shoulders?"
When it's someone they've already written off as "not human," not worthy of the rights, protection, and dignity of the same--obviously. But that's nothing new. That's just in keeping with a time honored tradition of hypocritical indefensible moral double standards as old as the this country's current Constitution when it comes to humans and their so-called "rights."
 April 29, 2015 at 4:56pm
While I agree that some schools and administrators do usurp parental authority, doesn’t a school, by definition, have a reasonable, compelling interest in having kids, you know, attend class?
Schools–public, private, and parochial–have always drawn a line between excused & unexcused absences. This type of stuff probably happens 1000s of times a year. Why Dooshy McMarathoner needed to CC the internet on his email to the principal is beyond me.
 April 29, 2015 at 11:13am
He needed to let the internet know how cool he is. I’m surprised his letter didn’t include something like “…and then they helped me put my ’26.2′ sticker on the back of the van, which was like science and stuff.”
 April 29, 2015 at 11:08am
I guess I’m in the minority, but a couple things come to mind…
If your kids learn more in a 5-day vacation than they do in a whole school year, maybe you’re sending them to the wrong school? Or maybe you need to homeschool? Or just go on more vacations? Heck 12, 5-day vacations and they’d be ready to graduate!
Remember back in the olden days when stuff like this would stay between, you know, the parties involved? I guess I don’t understand why he needed to include the entire internet in on his little hissy fit?
Finally about 10 years ago this same thing happened to me. Military commitments prevented a summertime family vacation as its hard to have a “family” vacation when one family member is in Iraq. So we took the kids on a vacation in the Fall. The absences were unexcused, but we made sure they got their make-up work and did it. Oh, and this was a parochial school. We didn’t feel inclined to send a self-aggrandizing letter to the school and “CC” the internet. We just dealt with the consequences of our decisions. You know, like grown-ups used to do.
I see your point, but I also see schools usurping prerogatives that belong to the parents -- like approving a kid's absence from school.
If a school is having too many kids absent on a regular basis, then that school should not be commanding the kids' presence, but looking to see why the parents feel that attending that school on a regular basis is not the best choice for their child.
 April 28, 2015 at 10:24am
When we need 9 unelected philosopher-kings to tell us the definition of marriage, we deserve whatever wrath God decides to mete out to us.
That's right, your God, who sat back and let us work it out among ourselves during the Inquisition, the slave trade, the Spanish conquest of the Americas, two World Wars, and the Nazi genocide of the Jews, is finally going to get his panties in a bunch because Uncle Fred can get married to his boyfriend. I am very scared of that because it is a completely sane thing to believe that totally makes sense.
 April 28, 2015 at 8:39am
Anyone still believe the gubmint when it says “Only the police need guns. They’ll protect ya!”
 February 27, 2015 at 7:22pm
Yet all week Glenn & his lackeys were talking about “extremist” islam or “radical” islam. Beck still thinks there are “moderate” muslims who just want to live in peace with us infidels. LOLzzz.