My nephew died of a heroine overdose 2 days after his 21st birthday.
My neighbor died a couple of months after from the the same thing…he was 22.
This was only 4 years ago.
I live in a semi-upper middle class neighborhood – drug abuse knows no socio-economic boundaries.
Those that are against the war on drugs are misguided.
I don’t care if our jails are full of ‘non-violent’ drug offenders – that’s a good thing!
Just like with the war on poverty, Democrats and Republicans can never admit when their big government programs fail miserably.
Sorry for your pain brother_ed. Some of us know it as well.
If only your neighbor and nephew were felons in solitary confinement instead of getting treatment, they'd be much better off.
 February 5, 2016 at 3:34pm
You are right…everyone has a right to decide for themselves how to live their life – and I would never take that right away. But, unlike some, I don’t want to take away the consequences for those actions.
However, most people see church as a place to be taught correct principles, not just a place to be accepted. Different churches are free to teach those principles that they feel are correct.
There is, however, only ONE truth…all of these churches CAN’T be right; they teach conflicting doctrines and God is not the author of confusion.
Hence, it is not up to us to judge, but we must also have the ability to speak out against that which we see as erroneous.
The people of Noah’s time were free to not believe his words or in his God, but they were not free from the consequences. Same for Moses, Abraham, etc.
I don’t care what others do, but I will not let my voice be not heard.
What this church is doing is wrong!
 February 5, 2016 at 12:08am
I know you meant North Korea, and your point is valid.
The problem is, I’m not sure the Left believes any of the above nations pose a threat…in their mind, the biggest threats are 1) Global warming, 2) Income inequality, 3) The Koch brothers, and 4) Where the gender confused can go pee.
Oh, good grief! Thanks for catching that, brother _ed. That's what I get for sitting up late watching this craziness.
And you're right about the delusional Left. I just cling to the hope that there really aren't that many of them, and that the voters can be made to understand what is at stake if we cannot get good people to staff our intelligence needs.
 February 5, 2016 at 12:01am
You know the truth.
I know the truth.
Most of us here know the truth.
Unfortunately we are in the minority.
 February 3, 2016 at 11:21pm
If the American Dream is dead – a regular Joe has no chance.
Wait…a community organizer has been President twice! A rags to world renowned brain surgeon can run for President. Three sons of immigrants are running for President. Two women are running for President.
Do these people even understand how great this country is? No…they don’t.
 February 3, 2016 at 9:20pm
A snake’s belly in a wagon rut would actually have to lower itself to even be on the same stage as anyone from the Weather Underground or its ilk.
While I would never agree with their methods, certainly you cannot question the commitment of the members of the Weather Underground to the ideas and ideals of the a United States, right?
I guess we shouldn’t question the commitment of your fellow Socialists, the Nazis, either. They were very committed to their ideals, much like Ayers was committed to destroying the ideals of America…..and apparently you are as well.
robbing armored cars and killing Nyack’s first black cop ever sounds like great ideals to emulate.
and oops- what about the time they killed three of their own gang?
that was really impressive.
it’s a shame the Weather losers’ other acts didn’t produce results as idealistically as their Greenwich Village townhouse debacle did.
"certainly you cannot question the commitment "
Did this idiot just commend that anti-American terrorist Democrat .... because he was committed to the cause. And I noticed that you used the present tense buffoon.
February 3, 2016 at 7:40pm
We wish he wouldn’t bother!
 February 3, 2016 at 7:37pm
It very well could be Rubio, it all depends where the other also-rans’ supporters go to. Chances are pretty high it won’t be Trump. Most Trump supporters are on board the Trump-train already.
Trump has reached his ceiling. I can't believe he could ever entice anyone new beyond this point. He has nowhere to go but down.
 February 3, 2016 at 7:34pm
My thoughts exactly!
Notice how upset Trump got when the media talked about Cruz winning Iowa and Rubio coming in 3rd…he can take negative press (to a degree) but can’t handle being left out of the conversation. Our enemies have Donald’s personality dossier figured out; they’ve done a psych analysis and know exactly how to manipulate him – ignore him.
 February 3, 2016 at 7:02pm
I don’t know if he cheated during past elections, but I can see his voting record since he became Senator…100% conservative! That’s according to the Heritage Foundation.
100% conservative rating…I repeat, 100% conservative rating!
Why would any conservative Christian vote for Trump?!
 February 3, 2016 at 4:07pm
Or it’s time to go overt socialism instead of covert socialism and elect Bernie.
WTH is this “Brand” crap?
He’s not branding cows….he’s not a rancher.
I'm surprised Don "the long con" didn't shoot the reporter or order one of his rubes to do it.
"and even I know it in no way hurt his brand."
Why do you say that? Trump's main talking point is how far ahead he is in the polls.
I just watched the Trump rally in NH tonight and Trump pulled in 5,000 people. He started out low key but then built up to a larger vocal volume. He is going after EVERY do nothing politician. Sounds like he is determined to take the prize and he is not gonna stop.
He said we'd get so sick of him winning, that we would want him to lose sometime. Perhaps he's getting that out of the way in the beginning.
Trump's latest tweet: "Iowa is meaningless"
It is true that Rubio was the third place finisher, yet the progressive media is treating him as the triumphant Julius Caesar. He was 3rd place, right where the polls said that he would be. This didn't stop O'Reilly at the Rubio Super Pac, Fox News, from stating that the Democrats fear Rubio but not Cruz or Trump.This didn't stop O'Reilly from doing his hit piece on Cruz knowing full well that CNN was culprit of the false information.
Let everyone know that the progressive establishment wants Rubio, and they want him for a reason.
Once-in-a-generation leader, Trump is.
Let the game continue ...
Pick up your lower lips Trump Bots. CNN will come out with a new Poll this week showing Trump ahead of Cruz Nationwide and the Media Blitz of how great Trump is.
Trump and Obama have one thing in common, a compliant Media. They all Love Trump, for now.
His brand is "I am the best" and "All i do is win, win, win" i think the brand gets poked a little bit...not much but a little.....Also what I hope most is that people see that polls are not to be trusted...
 February 2, 2016 at 6:51pm
Of course, even if a pronoun was used, we still couldn’t be sure – it could be a gender confused person?
Changing the language is a good way to keep people from communicating…I think I read a story about that somewhere.
 February 2, 2016 at 12:03am
They are not ‘Cruz’s people’, they are an independent group opposed to Donald Trump (according to their statement). One of the leaders used to work for the Scott Walker campaign.
 February 1, 2016 at 10:12pm
I have no idea why Trump has the backing of so many religious leaders…it is apparent he has no morals.
 January 28, 2016 at 7:33pm
It’s almost as if CNN is pulling for Trump. Nah…that’s crazy talk! Why would they want Trump to run against Clinton? Don’t they know he’d crush her in the GE? I mean, why have an election anyways…Trump’s leading in all the polls. Coronate him already!
 January 28, 2016 at 7:06pm
I wouldn’t vote for Clinton. Of course, if Trump is the nominee, I’ll write in Cruz or vote 3rd party. Of course, that’d be like voting for Hillary. Oh well, “die on your principles”, my fellow Blazers tell me.
 January 28, 2016 at 6:42pm
Dr Ron Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are ‘establishment’?
I must’ve missed something.