WHO is shocked at the fact that they’ve removed Christmas references from their cups?
Don’t like it, just don’t go there. They have a right to be small-minded jerks, and you have a right to get your coffee somewhere else. In San Diego we have an amazing local coffee roaster – with a few kiosks – called “Better Buzz”. They’re awesome.
The CEO told a shareholder that if he was upset that Starbucks does not discriminate against gays that he might be more comfortable with a bigoted homophobic company. And Starbucks clientele tend to be well educated progressive people, not thugs or gunsucking Bubbas.
 November 1, 2015 at 11:49am
If you don’t share those values, go back to a country which shares yours. If you don’t want to assimilate, leave.
 October 30, 2015 at 5:42pm
Except – if this had been Ted Cruz, or Carly, or Rubio, or Trump it would have been all over the news that they “disrespected” the blm movement by trying to talk over the chants. At their own rally. That blm crashed. Nice to see a little backlash, but hillary still gets a special pass.
As for the “movement” itself – their lives will “matter” when they start respecting their lives.
how long before "minority' votes count 2 for every 1 "evil' white person?
 October 17, 2015 at 12:06pm
I hope Mr. Vernon’s injuries are taken care of – maybe the families of those kids he saved can start a gofundme for him. What a wonderful, selfless hero! Way to go, sir!
 October 17, 2015 at 12:03pm
That’s what I was thinking.
 October 14, 2015 at 12:17pm
Dear Matt, THANK YOU for watching the debate for me. I could not bear to do it. I’m a mother of two grown children who are just starting their lives, and the state of this nation brings me to my knees daily when I think of their future. I simply could not watch. I could barely make it through your piece ~ but I thank you for suffering through it in order to bring the review to us.
My parents passed away when I was 10, and I was left with a truly evil person as my guardian – someone who was an alcoholic, abusive monster, who left 4 children alone for months at a time and beat us when he was home. I am more discouraged and afraid NOW than I ever was then, because I always knew that my future was going to be of my own making. I was, after all, an American. I am not so sure of that future any longer.
This nation has fallen so far so fast, and it’s bad enough as it is – I can’t imagine what we would look like with a president sanders or clinton. I pray we never find out.
CAmom, thank you for expressing my feelings exactly. I have a great grandson and one on the way and it grieves me to picture the world they are going to grow up in. They have great, devoted, responsible parents and I feel certain that they will, to the best of their ability, raise them to trust in God and use every talent our Lord has endowed them with. I pray that they will be able to go to a Christian School but I fear that the government is going to round them up and order them at four-years-old to be sent to the Institutions of Indoctrination. This is exactly what happened in Cuba, the churches were closed and the name of God or Jesus was forbidden. Take a look at it today. Is this where we are headed? There was a time I would have said it could not happen here but realizing how the mobs cheer about being relieved of all personal responsibility and totally dependent on a government that will decide exactly what a person absolutely needs and as stated in the article the high echelon running the Communist/Socialist government will grow more powerful, wealthier and have absolute power over every thought, word, or deed we were once so free, great, brave and grateful that we were a Country founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
Kudos to you for your own courage.
And ditto on your THANK YOU. Thanks, Matt, for taking the bullet for us. I couldn't summon the courage to watch. And thanks, as always, for the few laughs to break up the resulting depression such a reading assignment cost me.
That's a very great reply and comments to Matt, the writer of this review of the Democrat Debate, CAmom. I am grateful also because, like you, I didn't have to watch the Lovefest myself. I must say that I can't understand the liberal mind, nor their inability to see what they are doing, and have done, to our formerly great nation.
@ CAmom: Never forget the last Democrat National Convention where God was loudly Booed and nearly forcibly removed from the political platform. The loud tectonic rumble that followed was our Founding Fathers collectively rolling over in their graves. Pray for America.
October 11, 2015 at 3:14am
Are they going to change it to “ABC sucks”? That would at least be honest.
 September 28, 2015 at 3:32pm
People love to mock – from behind their keyboards, in their safe house, in their safe country, with their internet and their television and their superiority, and the man they mock, following a God they mock, is travelling a great distance, at great personal risk, to help a people and contribute to some modicum of good in the world.
That is exactly what I was thinking. My parents were missionaries to Indonesia for 32 years. I was raised over there. They were some of the most loving and caring people I have ever known. They had such a desire to let people know that God loved them, they risked a lot - including all of our safety - to go as called. We lived in jungles, without many "modern conveniences" for most of my life. They were humble, and lived as they believed. Their lives reflected the love God had placed in their hearts, and it drew many to the truth. We also lost many friends, who were killed for their new-found faith. Indonesia is mostly muslim, and we lived in some of the most fervent areas. I earned first-hand that it isn't what we do, but what God does through us. We are but His hands doing His work.
I work in a research lab that studies oncogenes and how they can be deactivated or prevented from activating.
But please tell me more.
He is only doing it in an attempt to spread his faith and nothing more. He could do all that you listed without a belief in a god.
 September 28, 2015 at 11:24am
It’s vastly different. Reagan would not have badmouthed a fellow R – but he darn sure wouldn’t have gone on TV to blindly blather on about how great their illegal activities were.
 September 23, 2015 at 12:21pm
………so, do atheists just put up a blank frame? lol
So boring, these people. Really? Can’t look at a photo of someone you don’t believe in? It’s like the guy has some sort of “power” over them or something. ;)
I thought this before I read your comment but I would like to add to it, if I may. My thoughts were that the atheists already have all the bare space but want the little the area picture has. They are just never satisfied. If a church just happens to be next to the courthouse or in the same block, will it have to be removed as well?
That was an awesome comment! I have thought about this before. Jesus consumes their thoughts weather they like it or not. They are obsessed with him. It is quite obvious that the government is not trying to get them to worship anyone. That is what I believe the constitution says about religion. That the state or the federal government can not establish a religion. So they cant say, "worship this or that or this person" I am free to worship what I please without the government telling me I should or should not. A picture is not telling you to worship anyone. The whole church state thing has gone way to far. I bet farther than it was ever intended to go by the founders.
 September 18, 2015 at 11:02am
That thing did NOT look like a clock. It looked like a BOMB. And the cops STILL would have let him go if he’d actually spoken to them with respect instead of just repeating “it’s a clock” and refusing to explain what he was doing with something that looked EXACTLY like a BOMB.
It wasn’t planned, he didn’t tell anyone he was bringing it, and he acted suspiciously when interviewed by the cops. Smells like a setup to me.
And it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s muslim OR an assumption by police. If YOU took that thing to a mall, or an airport or a school and then refused to say anything except “it’s a clock” – you would land yourself a lovely overnight accommodation if not worse.
And yes, those boys are liars and thugs, and desperately trying to deflect.
 September 18, 2015 at 10:53am
At first, the video came out, and these two come out and say “Oh, but he said racist things, that’s why we hit him” – and that didn’t get them off the hook. So now, they’re expanding their excuse – er, reasons – to include the “fact” that the coach “told them to do it”.
I don’t buy it.
My GUESS is, the ref made some bad calls (and of course, anything which doesn’t go your way is a ‘bad call’) and there was probably some grousing on the sidelines, the coach probably did say something stupid in anger like “We should take him out!” and these two knuckleheads decided to oblige. I doubt seriously that it was a directive, and I doubt seriously a ref on the field would be yelling racist slurs at players.
And yes, boys, everyone sees you as thugs or gangsters and thinks you did this because you’re bad guys – because your ACTIONS belie your words of innocence.
Yeah a ref yelling racial slurs at kids in front of a hundred Mexican parents. Right.........
Now the coach saying something like " some one needs to kick that guys ass" Yeah...could happen
They're claiming that one of the racials slurs was "This is America, speak english" (the player was speaking spanish). The other, again they claim, was the n word.
I might be willing to believe the n word. I don't for a second consider the first phrase to be a racial slur. Not at all. If they consider that a racial slur, then it's their upbringing and possibly schooling that's a problem.
 September 15, 2015 at 10:28pm
I think maybe people all START the same – but bulger, isis, hitler, stalin, hussein, bin laden, people capable of the heinous acts we’ve seen – have eradicated their humanity.
 September 2, 2015 at 8:12pm
Literally millions of people disagree with you.
She writes her songs, choreographs, runs her own production company, gives to charity, is kind and gracious and wonderful to her fans, gives of her time and in general is a stellar human being. I’m thrilled that my daughter looks up to her as a role model, since there are so many other choices which are not NEARLY even acceptable.
What have YOU done to improve the world?
August 25, 2015 at 11:48am
Oh. there’s some mythical “real dad” out there? Kinda like looking for the “real killers” right, shaun? How ’bout you clear all that up with a simple dna test, eh? Seems like you could shut all the critics up with just one little test, wonder why you won’t do it?
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm…………
 August 25, 2015 at 11:25am
That’s bs. Military is arguably the ONLY thing the government should “do big” – supporting the military is to support the protection of EVERYONE in this country. It’s not some country club. It’s hard and it’s dangerous, and it’s full of Amazing men and women, like this 93 year old hero, and the 2 soldiers travelling with their other friend in Paris who stopped the terrorist on the train.
 August 21, 2015 at 4:45pm
I’m just thinking about
“… heard the sound of a Kalashnikov being cocked”
and thinking about how amazing it is that those Marines KNEW immediately what that was, much less immediately CONFRONTED the man, knowing what he had.
Train, Plane and Bus toilets are notoriously small.
The Perp would have HAD to have it pointed straight up and down, uncomfortably awkward s coming out.
It would be the Marines one chance to do this without the perp getting a good shoot off.
Would love to have seen the look on his face when he found HEROES and not targets when he came out.
It's called "Training", CAmom. Back when I was a youngster (Almost 50 years ago), our instructors actually fired them toward us, so we could recognize the sound and let us fire them, so we could use one if we got into a tight spot during a fight. Today's young Marines get very familiar with them, since both the Iraqi's and the Afghans issue them to their people - on BOTH sides. They know what it sounds like when someone loads one, what it sounds like when the safety is released and when the bold is cycled and they most assuredly know what they sound like when they're fired at them.
 August 6, 2015 at 11:37am
So, a partisan rises to a position of power and then uses that position to go after those with whom she disagrees – with the full support and backing of the administration – all the way to the president. TO. THIS. DAY.
…..and American yawns.
Wow. 1984, here we are. All the times I was warned, and I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe the American people would calmly accept this level of corruption. Not only accept, excuse.
Absolutely heartbreaking. All I can do is encourage my children to question, research and stand.
What the yawners of America don't realize is that there will one day be someone in a position of power that disagrees with them. It's The Hangman.
I also am also encouraging my children to question, research and stand. Teaching them to also put their faith in a higher power, not in man.