Olive Garden is owned by Darden Restaurants–they also own Longhorn, Bahama Breeze, the Yard House, and a few others.
While it’s nice that the president apologized to the officer, when is a company going to step up and make a public statement in support of law enforcement. In some of these cases, it’s certainly possible that the employee made a mistake. A public statement would prevent that sort of mistake from happening again.
But until such a statement is made, it’s clear that Darden does not want my business.
Besides, I think the restaurant across the street that welcomes uniformed police officers is a far safer place to eat.
 October 11, 2015 at 8:43pm
Statement from President Obama calling for restraint in violent behavior and his support for LEO’s coming in 3…2…1… Hmm. Silence.
 October 10, 2015 at 1:06pm
And as sad as the thing in Texas is, it happened off campus. But it will be called a school shooting and likened to Columbine and Sandy Hook and used to back the claim that there is about one such shooting a week. While there still are too many cases where an active shooting situation occurs at a school or college, it is not a weekly thing.
 September 16, 2015 at 1:20pm
And a TEA party member, upset about the health care law
 September 4, 2015 at 7:24pm
I’d be interested in seeing your source for that.
 September 4, 2015 at 4:24pm
Dashcams are going to be awesome, and they are going to make the liberals cry. Yes, there are occasions of police misconduct and brutality, and hopefully the dashcams will help weed those few bad officers out.
But because of the dashcams, the number of reports of such behavior are going to plummet, because many will be proven to be like this one–where the “victim” changes some of the details–or the even more contrived ones, where the “victim” simply makes things up entirely.
Whatever will the liberals do when their complaints of rampant police brutality prove to be untrue?
 August 30, 2015 at 11:58am
That is what will eventually happen. And by eventually, I mean relatively soon.
The police signed up for a dangerous job, no doubt, but they did not sign up to be targets for execution.
So there will be a “blue flu” sort of thing, and certain LEO’s will simply refuse to go into certain neighborhoods. Crime and violence will spike, and the police will be blamed.
 August 28, 2015 at 12:04pm
I have liberal friends who think that this decision is a great win for the workers.
Just like the events of the last six years, the facts will not sway their opinion.
I know he was a dem by the state of the country when he left office what I can not understand is the fact that they have not disavowed him because he is a strong Christian!
A definate oxymoron for them!
Sorry, but vicious antisemites can't be 'great' or 'classy'.
It's all a pretense to cover up for his true evil nature.
 August 21, 2015 at 5:55pm
Make a deal with this guy: he identifies his three friends and participates in their prosecution, and he gets no jail time.
Of course, after the trial, it needs to be publicized in his neighborhood that he did this.
Yep. There are occasions when innocents (black and otherwise) are injured or killed by the police, but those cases are few and far between. The media is going to be quite disappointed when they can no longer run with a false narrative of rampant police brutality.
 August 16, 2015 at 3:04pm
I’m fine with giving kids a “certificate of appreciation” or something, thanking them for being part of whatever league in which they were involved.
But trophies and medals are supposed to go to the ones who excelled. Otherwise, kids will grow up thinking that the reward for mediocre performance is the same as for excellent performance, and many will simply not try as hard at sports, school, or work.
That is a very bad direction for society to move.
I disagree with giving kids a "certificate of appreciation". Give it up. Kids naturally enjoy being part of something. We don't need to tell them "good job" for everything, or after awhile they'll wonder why they weren't thanked or rewarded. Let's allow kids characters to build on their own...not try to build for them.
You're more than a little late to the party, this is the norm now.(Attached to this post is an award for participation though!) Two generations have grown up with these values, instilled by parents that couldn't stand seeing little Johnnie or Jane become acquainted with their mediocrity (or the social stigma they envisioned for themselves as parents of mediocre children. After all this is really about those parents isn't it.) Similarly, these same parents have refused to allow their children to be held to account for their bad behavior. And the result...Columbine, Aurora, Colo., Blacksburg, Va., Red Lake, Minn. etc... with no end in sight.
 August 9, 2015 at 3:12pm
And now, for fear of having their careers ruined and their families’ lives threatened, many of these overworked police officers are going to be hesitant to get involved (or as involved, perhaps) in some situations. The result is that crime will increase, and innocents will suffer–and the police will be blamed.
 August 9, 2015 at 2:34pm
People became upset about Michael Brown because they were told to be upset about it. There are instances where the police, to quote Dear Leader, “acted stupidly,” and an innocent young black man was killed. Michael Brown was not one of those instances. Nor was Freddie Gray beaten to death by police, which was the first rumor circulated.
And I have told my liberal friends that, because of media saturation with Brown and Gray, there would not be much attention left to put on those very few real cases where an innocent was killed.
But they (my liberal friends) are sheep. It is not unlike Cecil the Lion. Hundreds if not thousands of animals are hunted in Zimbabwe each year; but the media said this one was important, so the Internet is all ablaze with people mourning Cecil who was killed in a country that none of these liberal friends could locate on a map.
 August 6, 2015 at 4:58pm
Make it mandatory to have an ID to use a government-issued EBT card. Suddenly, everyone will have an ID.
They have to provide ID before they can get an EBT card. But the states accept different types of ID for benefits.
 August 3, 2015 at 12:25pm
I have liberal friends who are still convinced that Wilson was a racist and that he shot Brown because he was black. And I let them assume they know Wilson’s motivations, but ask them this:
Why did Wilson decide to shoot this particular black person? Nearly everyone in the neighborhood was black, and Wilson had been working in that neighborhood for some time. Something had to happen to make Wilson choose to shoot Brown. And they cede this, and then get unhappy with me for making them realize that Brown’s actions were the cause of his death.
If your liberal friends are like mine, they are either skeptical of the account of Brown initiating violent force in the altercation, or would suggest that Brown's actions are excused because of the internalized oppression Brown was likely living with, causing him to act out in a negative way that "white America" projects on the black population (not making that last part up....this is a real thing taught in "studies" classes in college.
The differences in world view of folks on each ideological side of the isle are so fundamental that you can't begin to reach the other side on complex matters of race relations until you've squared away foundational things like nurture vs nature, free will, and definitions of basic terms like conservative, liberal, etc.
Good for yall. I steer clear of liberals. They are not my friends.
Race always is a factor and it is not just a black and white thing. Most people can read people of their own ethnic group but have trouble discerning the intentions of other ethnic groups. For example if i run into a white southerner who is acting out a bit i can often feel whether that person intends to be a bit rowdy or whether they intend to do serious harm or mayhem. I am a white southerner. But if that person was white and from out west I would have far more difficulty getting a feel for the degree to which he is upset. If he were a French Canadian i would have to take more precautions yet. It is not prejudice at work. It is simply trouble identifying the degree of upset in people that i am less familiar with.
 July 26, 2015 at 3:39pm
So, come Monday, we should see pictures of Montalvo, not as he appears in this article, but about three or four years younger, and with shorter hair. Maybe wearing a suit, or a necklace with a cross. He will somehow be portrayed as a victim here. And the fact that he turned 18 a few hours before–there will be fight to not try him as an adult.
July 26, 2015 at 2:35pm
I think your estimate is a little bit low. There are the occasional criminals who do attack where they know there will be people who are armed, and that person may take down more than one victim before he (or she) is killed.
But these would be few and far between, as would the scenario of dozens of people exchanging gunfire in a theater shooting that liberals like to use to argue against armed citizens.
And the reason is this: Certainly, someone who decides to kill multiple innocent people is not sane, but you’ll notice that they tend to be sane enough to go to the gun-free zones.
 July 24, 2015 at 10:42am
I don’t follow her Twitter account, but am sure that she is vocal every day when tens or dozens of young blacks are shot in Chicago and Detroit alone.