Syria has a history of violence dating back thousands of years. I missed the parts of the Bible or of Caesar’s Gaellic Wars or The Odyssey or anything else over that time frame that mentioned SUVs.
 February 21, 2015 at 4:08pm
Outside of using tactical nukes, we cannot win this war without putting boots on the ground.
 February 19, 2015 at 10:52am
“Fit to be tied”
Awesome choice of words.
 February 17, 2015 at 10:27pm
I’m a big fan of self defense training for children. And adults. (As a long-time martial arts student and instructor, I may be biased) Most martial arts do a fairly good job with self defense–if nothing else, fitness is better and reaction time is better.
But between forms and controlled sparring, there have to be real world drills, understanding of “the street,” and so on.
Even with several years of martial arts training, this girl was still twelve. That she fought back and got away is awesome, but this was a much larger person, and it takes a long time to train to be able to take an attacker who is, say, 50-75 pounds heavier.
An important note–and please pass this on to anyone that you know who wants to be able to defend themselves: Yes, a knee to a groin, even delivered by a child to an adult, can be a devastating blow, but no, it does not work like it is portrayed in the movies. Even a serious blow–one that will have a man on the ground in extreme pain–takes a few seconds to, pardon the pun, kick in. During those few seconds, the person that was kneed or kicked is going to be very unhappy and try to take it out on you.
All of that being said, WTF is wrong with the parents in this neighborhood? The mother says she knew that there were incidents of men bothering schoolgirls. If you are a parent of a schoolgirl, don’t you go out and make sure she is not bothered? Or find other parents/friends and work out a schedule to keep an eye out?
[-2] February 11, 2015 at 10:47pm
Keystone is not a great thing for America. But it will produce a slew of temporary jobs, and then some permanent ones–both things that we need a great deal. If we were getting the oil at a discounted price, that might be a factor.
But the important thing is to get the bill to the President and have him veto it, and to say why. The veto likely will not be overturned, but the President will–as a rarity for him–have a yes or no vote, rather than “present,” and the Democrats who do not attempt to override the veto will also have to explain why.
Facts mean nothing to this crowd.
It's attack Obama 24/7.
February 11, 2015 at 2:45pm
It’s a trick.
First, the President still can’t say we are at war with Islamic terrorists. In his letter, he had to throw in the words “so-called” before Islamic.
Second, he is only specifying ISIL. When another Islamic group pops up, the President can make the excuse that he does not have the authorization to act; when the next President is in office, if he is a Republican, the Democrats will use that distinction to stop him from acting.
Finally, his new request puts a time limit of three years. This is akin to announcing a withdrawal date–it is a bad plan. The next President will be hamstrung by this, and especially as the end day gets near, it will embolden our enemies.
 February 11, 2015 at 11:13am
Some math for you. Staples CEO took in $48.29 million in the last five years. Good work, if you can get it, sure. They employee about 46,000 people in the United States. If the CEO gave his earnings back to the employees, that would come to $209 per employee per year.
This proves to be the case (not with the same dollar figures, mind you) every time the left tries to demonize a corporate CEO’s bonus. Sure, what they earn is nuts, but they also have tens or hundreds of thousands of employees, and those bonuses divided among the employees amounts to little. Just class warfare rhetoric.
And, whether it is right or wrong that Staples and other companies are cutting hours, critics of Obamacare warned that this was going to happen. And it is another aspect of the economy-destroying legislation that was forced on us.
You're right captain, but Obama has only two cards: Class Warfare and Racism. So he responded with the only card he has and if you push him he'll even play other card too.
Let's play the Obama blame game shall we? What is good for the goose....
IF Obama would just forgo ONE of those billion $ tax increases. If he would just bring down spending to zero deficit (let's not even discuss the debt) can you imagine how he could benefit the lives of Americans - you know, give back a little. But it seems the greed of government is just too uncontrolled. Like Obama, "I SUSPECT" that if the President was willing to "take" just a little less in "compensation" (ie taxes) he could well afford to treat his citizens favorably and give them some basic financial security.
If you want to talk about greed and waste and corrupt share of other people's work and effort - let's talk about research on snail sex lives and foreign aid to terrorists and donations to Solindra. Then we can listen to Obama about Staples. Pot, meet kettle.
Great point Captain – let’s ask Mr. Obama what $209 per year will buy you on the ObamaCare website. While your at it let's ask Obama what his next book deal will bring where he has a full ghost writer and produces a book with nearly zero sales all for favors to some lobbyist group - you know like Hillary's book deals.
February 8, 2015 at 1:07pm
The debate can go either way about whether or not we should be involved, but if we are going to be, we need to go all in. Our troops, our weapons, and play to win. We need to kill–not capture–every known Islamic militant. Arming the Kurds will not be effective; neither will be sending in token peace keeping forces. This is all or nothing.
We need military leaders like Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters.. "Kill them all, don't apologize for collateral damage, leave behind smoking wreckage and crying widows. Then leave. If they regroup... repeat
 January 15, 2015 at 1:36pm
Liberals don’t tip very well.
The best example of this I can give is February 27, 1992. Governor Lawton Chiles of Florida had two pizzas delivered in the middle of a press conference to prove a point about how much a proposed bill was going to cost the average family.
$23.45 in 1992 terms, and the %&^* didn’t tip me a dime.
Remember the 2008 Presidential election–thousands of zombies chanting “Yes we can, yes we can…”
 January 14, 2015 at 12:28pm
1) Federal guidelines dictate what kind of food can be brought in–canned foods typically have high sodium and/or high fructose corn syrup, so we are encouraging kids to break the law.
2) Because of the ludicrous federal guidelines, some kids will open up their defensive cache and be caught empty-canned should an intruder roll up.
3) How long until a kindergarten-aged kid brings a can to school? Or draws a picture of a can? Or says the word can? His classmates will be traumatized, and he will be suspended.
 January 3, 2015 at 2:42pm
The Mayor could show respect and stay away from the funeral. His rhetoric did not cause the man to shoot the two policemen, but it has stirred up a lot of hatred towards the police in general.
captain : " his rhetoric did not cause the man to shoot the two policemen ." Don't agree. His rhetoric just added to the inflammation of the anti-police mentality just the same as that of Sharpton. and old " police acting stupidly " Obama. These ' progressive ' men are culpable although with the MSM and the Race Card in their back pocket, there will never be any responsibility acknowledged or accepted.
 January 2, 2015 at 7:58pm
I can’t stand on my dog, because I weigh about 225 and he weighs about 50. But he lets me use him as a pillow (and vice versa) and we otherwise lean on each other. If he were ever uncomfortable or in pain, he would move (or given the size difference, at least let me know).
That said, I’m willing to bet that most of the people who claim to be outraged about Palin’s picture are more upset because it was something that came from Palin than they are about the welfare of animals.
Otherwise, wouldn’t they be talking about the President, who as a child ate dog meat?
It’s a cultural/regional thing, certainly, but as a child, (now) President Obama did not know what he was doing was wrong–but the same consideration cannot be given to a six year old child with Down’s Syndrome?
 December 27, 2014 at 11:52am
I think that due to the beauty and wonder that is Obamacare, the bloodbath will start next year. But the progressives and the lapdog media will never acknowledge this. They will blame the newly-seated Republicans, and if that fails, they will find a way to blame Bush.
 December 18, 2014 at 2:07pm
I’m a 6’1″ white guy with long arms. I frequently help people get items they cannot reach. I had not known of the racism until recently.
 December 17, 2014 at 1:52pm
Am I alone in thinking that this simply did not happen?
Did the Secret Service actually allow the First Lady to wander around the store by herself?
The court photographers didn’t fall all over themselves to find a picture of Mrs. Obama helping a peasant?
If she was upset about this, she waited this long to discuss it?
Here's a list of SENATORS UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2016: REPUBLICANS
Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
Roy Blunt (Missouri)
John Boozman (Arkansas)
Richard Burr (North Carolina)
Dan Coats (Indiana)
Mike Crapo (Idaho)
Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
John Hoeven (North Dakota)
Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)
Mark Kirk (Illinois)
James Lankford (Oklahoma)
Mike Lee (Utah)
John McCain (Arizona)
Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Marco Rubio (Florida)
Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Richard Shelby (Alabama)
John Thune (South Dakota)
Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania)
David Vitter (Louisiana)
 December 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
There are instances where white police kill blacks. Of course, there are also instances where white police kill whites, black police kill blacks, black police kill whites, etc. But these won’t be reported, because the media wants to cause division. The old newspaper adage was “If it bleeds, it leads.”
But rather than focus on real instances where blacks were killed by white police unnecessarily–Tamir Rice, Jack Crawford, and perhaps the kid in Arizona–the media and the racebaiters jump on other stories. Michael Brown attacked a policeman and forensic evidence indicates that he was in position to do so again. He was killed in an act of self-defense, and although he was a kid, good riddance. Eric Garner resisted arrest. He did not do so violently, but regardless of the media’s spin, he wasn’t choked to death, but died as a result of his struggles. I’m not saying good riddance here–his death was a tragedy, as he did not seem to be a violent man, and although he had a long history of arrests, all he was doing was selling cigarettes without paying taxes. But both Brown and Garner would be alive today if they had not fought with the law. The protests involving Brown and Garner only serve to cause more problems; they don’t address in any way, shape, or form innocents being killed.
 December 11, 2014 at 10:32pm
That’s just painful, Darmok. And by painful, I mean I wish I had thought of it first.