personally, I think all 911 operators should be retrained. They’re not on the scene, they aren’t experiencing the situation with the family/friend. It only makes me angry when they demand that I “calm down.” The average citizen isn’t exposed to emergency situations on a daily basis that would result in dulling their senses, so that they could calmly respond and do the right thing. Telling me, “ma’am calm down” only made me more excited and start a tirade about why I was panicky. In some situations, if the person could suddenly “turn off” the emotions, it would appear suspicious. Humans are emotional beings, yet in the courtroom and making a 911 call, we’re expected to react like Mr. Spock.
911 operators are not consistent throughout the country and vary greatly by regions.
 July 28, 2015 at 9:56am
is this a warning? Is he testing the waters? He’s made that statement before, about not being above the law…just before he broke the laws and the Constitution. He’s gonna have a war on his hands if he tries to stay in office past check-out time!
 July 26, 2015 at 11:38am
that’s exactly it; those armed citizens are embarrassing the military. But that doesn’t give the Army officers the right to issue threats. They’re telling the men to report those people to local law enforcement, thus pitting the military against the citizens.
July 25, 2015 at 9:02am
quit going to McD in the 80′s when I found a long, blonde, hair in my breakfast burrito (I had long, black hair at the time). I didn’t call them, just threw everything away and didn’t go back. I don’t go to any of the “fast food” places.
July 20, 2015 at 9:12am
First, God doesn’t have “rules” He has laws. One of those laws is, that homosexuality isn’t allowed in His kingdom. God gave Adam and Eve authority over the earth, but after Satan was expelled from heaven, and Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden, man has rarely exercised this God-given authority. What are those “things” Joel focuses on? What’s his “core” message? The gospel is telling people about God’s kingdom and how to get there; by accepting Jesus and repenting of ones sins. Since homosexuality isn’t allowed in God’s kingdom, why isn’t confronting people with their sin Joel’s “thing” and “core” message?
July 19, 2015 at 10:38pm
I won’t vote for a presidential hopeful who hems and haws about this issue. The splinter has become a rotting flesh problem that I want the next prez to clean up.
So you want one who is a blowhard who takes sides on issues he is not sure about?
 July 19, 2015 at 10:35pm
when I saw they’d been driving 45 min my 1st thought was, “do they live in TX?” Yep, guessed correctly. Used to live there; going to town was an all day event.
July 16, 2015 at 3:59pm
if I’d seen that, no would’ve ever known about it…stomp! Yeah, yeah, they eat insects, yadda, yadda. They can eat somewhere else, but not in my house.
 July 16, 2015 at 3:50pm
I agree with the director 100%, but, where’s the picture??
 July 16, 2015 at 9:47am
gay-Christian, what an oxymoron. Homosexuality is the same spirit of deception that was found in the garden of Eden. She, and others like her, make God look bad, and embarrasses the rest of us. Just pray for her.
You better be running a real tight ship if that's your view. It seems that the Christians of the blaze believe their sins are more easily forgiven than those of others.
@captainbars, I'd point out the problem with your post, but right now I seem to have this large piece of wood in my eye, and it's difficult to read.
 July 7, 2015 at 9:04am
Christian women need to do our part and dress modestly, which doesn’t equate with ugly clothes. Pastors seem afraid to address this issue. Low-cut tops, high hemlines, skin-tight clothing, see-through clothing, exposing too much skin…I’ve seen this in churches since the 60′s. We live in this world, but we’re not to BE like the world. And don’t start throwing that “you’re judging” stuff at me. Christians are allowed to judge other Christians, it’s the sinners we’re not to judge, cos that’s Jesus’ job (1 Cor 6:1-20). Frankly, I’m embarrassed for him that he made it public, asking people to pray for him to be strong and exert self control when he could do it himself or confide in a close friend. Some church ladies need to talk to her too, cos a lady doesn’t dress like that; the sides of her breasts are exposed. Any nasty, mean, crude, rude, replies to my comment will be ignored. It’s time Christians started acting, speaking, dressing, like the ambassadors for Christ that we are.
Exactly. "Christian" women look like street walkers. What a disgrace. Some of these so-called churches are nothing more than a parade of flesh. Cover it up! Respect your body enough to not portray yourself as a billboard declaring you are "open for business"! And the first time some guy tries to advance on one of these huzzies, they'll cry "harassment". You're harassing men by flaunting your body! I'm married! I have made a covenant with my eyes, why then should I look upon a maid? Job 31:1. Don't make it harder than what it already is! Modesty is way more beautiful than nudity.
Sorry Getoff - there is no recommendation of burqas or hijabs (just another example of hyperbolic rhetoric from the left), only modesty of dress. That means you can sit or bend over without exposing your crotch and you have no fear of "wardrobe malfunctions" or frostbite in an air conditioned building.
As far as judging goes, it's about time somebody did.
 July 6, 2015 at 9:42am
I don’t care what Jeb “thinks” and won’t vote for him. Go Donald!
July 6, 2015 at 9:40am
I was just wondering why TX had their gold stockpiled OUTSIDE of the state, in the first place? It should be brought back physically, no matter the cost.
Because they are FAIR & BALANCED! LOL, Giggle, Snort...Notice how they are all jumping on the "Ban the Confederate Flag"? When I saw Geraldo on Hannity weeping nd whining and Hannity letting him get away with it I just about vomited.
June 26, 2015 at 9:28am
CafeConservtive doesn’t know what he’s talking about; he’s referring to Mat 5:32. Each time Jesus mentions ‘put away’ the word is apoluo. In Mat 5:32 that word divorced is apoluo, release or put away, which isn’t divorce. The men were telling the wives to leave the house without following through w/the 2nd step, handing her divorce papers. Cafe is also assuming you were ‘under conviction’ i.e. wrong or sinned. In Isiah 54:5 God tells Israel He’s their husband; in Jeremiah 3:8 God put away & divorced Israel cos she committed adultery by worshiping idols. God is a divorcee, therefore you weren’t under conviction. Jesus said God hates putting away cos it caused people to sin. Naturally He doesn’t like marriages to end, but when bad things happen we should follow His example & go through the steps so finalize it, so there can be healing, forgiveness, & new beginnings.
June 25, 2015 at 10:19am
yawn (changes channel)
 June 24, 2015 at 9:38am
shaving and soaking; had a good laugh but stay on subject. From what I’ve read the results are inconclusive, and being gay doesn’t make one an expert in genetics. If it were in our DNA then there wouldn’t be any ex-gays, and there would be a lot less heterosexuals and the world’s population wouldn’t be 7+ billion. If it were in our DNA, hetero would be abnormal. I have a learning disability; it’s in my DNA, runs rampant in my family. My mom and siblings have it to a certain degree, some less noticeable than others. My son inherited it. It wasn’t a choice and neither of us have suddenly become ex-disability. Instead of looking to science look to Jesus the Healer. He knows more about this than any of us. Ask and He’ll answer. Seek and you’ll find. But if you can’t handle the Truth then keep living the way you are. But stop telling us to shut up and sit down cos we’re just beginning to fight back. With God for us, no one can be against us!
June 23, 2015 at 9:32am
you didn’t read the whole article; the father chased after the guy, who got away, and followed up with calling police and warning neighbors.