Maybe it would be easier to simply charge admission! :-)
I would tell them that I did not make the choice of having a wedding too expensive to pay for without help and they could go schitte in their hat. I love all of these new "rights" young people come up with these days. I reserve the right to say NO.
What if you had to travel long distance just to be able to attend? Do they take that into consideration? Also, what's with the expensive wedding? Why start off a marriage by being far into debt? Does 'live within your means' have no meaning for today's generation?
 April 17, 2015 at 11:28am
Ugh. It’s in such poor taste to spend that much time and effort trying to control gift giving. Takes all the fun out of it! I attended a wedding last year and accidentally left the card/gift at home. I mailed it to the couple the next day, but was floored to receive a message from the groom – on his honeymoon! – asking why no gift was left by my family. The world has gone mad.
OMG, that sounds like an Onion story!!! What, they're spending their honeymoon doing inventory?!?
I have been to many a wedding where I did not bring a gift. I sent it at a later date. I don't understand why we, as guests, are expected to give gifts at all. I have been to many receptions where the couple has been living together for some time. Instead of asking for 'normal' wedding gifts, the couples ask for things like money for a kitchen remodel or backyard re-do. It's maddening!!!
I was told that they threw a "really expensive wedding" and had the right to expect something from the attendees to help cover the cost.
And what happened to sending a thank you card? I stopped giving gifts a long time ago because of the lack of good manners. I spend my money on me or donate to those I know need clothing, gifts, money and I do it directly!
That and "destination weddings". These dopes expect all of their friends to "save the date", pay for airfare to Maui, pay for a hotel room, car rental, etc. just to attend at wedding that they could have had at nice venue in town.
BTW...to the female half of the "entitlement wedding crowd": Your fiance, the guy, doesn't really care. He doesn't care about a wedding in Hawaii, a huge reception, what color the flowers are, who makes the cake or how many people are RSVPing. He just wants to rent the tux and show up and if you said
"let's just get married this weekend and go to St Pete Beach", he'd be fine with it.
 April 3, 2015 at 10:58am
Hmm.. I thought it had to be an April Fool’s joke at first, but apparently this is an actual condition called “giant hairy nevus.” As it has a high percentage chance of turning cancerous, I hope she reconsiders her decision to keep it. I have 3 family members that have faced melanoma, and the surgery she would have to endure with a cancer diagnosis would likely be much worse. Not to mention life-threatening.
 April 2, 2015 at 8:03pm
Well done on the child-rearing, Billy Ray. She’s a real charmer.
[-1] April 2, 2015 at 4:14pm
Verycobaltviolet – You are willfully choosing to avoid a discussion about the content of what I said. Instead, you choose to call me a liar and claim that I don’t believe what I say I believe. I can only deduce that you are not confident enough in your side of the argument to discuss based on the facts I presented. And yes, I’m including I-believe-what-I-said-I-believe as one of those facts. You’re just going to have to trust me on that one. :)
 April 1, 2015 at 12:57pm
The point that pro-choice advocates never seem to get, willfully or not, is that a pro-life person truly believes life starts at conception. Because of that core belief, we speak out for the life of that tiny human being that has no voice of its own. No matter when or how it was conceived, it is never the fault of the baby and we believe it has a right to live. This is not about punishing “sin” or based on what kind of people the parents are. No matter whether one or both parents is a good or bad person, the child shouldn’t be murdered (and yes, we see it as murder) because the child has done nothing wrong. You, as a pro-choice advocate, probably disagree that a fetus is a baby. You have a right to believe that, but surely you can understand that anyone who believes it is, in fact, a baby feels a need to protect it. If, heaven forbid, it became legal to kill infants up to two years old (as proposed by Peter Singer) what would your reaction be? Would you be horrified and speak out against it? I would hope so. Perhaps you could find a little more kindness and charity in your heart for those that disagree with you on when life begins. We may have more in common than you think, once the name calling and anger is set aside. It is better for our society that we have an open discussion about when life begins, and protect ALL life after it begins, than if we stand around insulting one another from the sidelines. To us, it’s about protecting that child. Period.
excellent point, and it's exactly why progressives have based their argument on euphemistic language and actually deny scientific proof that whether you call the unborn child a fetus (which is nothing but the definition for an unborn being), embryo, etc., it's still innocent life. The entire term "pro-choice" is nothing more than a euphemism. It's intent is to seem innocuous... "see, we love CHOICE!" Who doesn't love choice, right!?" It sounds so nice to put in those terms, rather than the truth which is the approval of baby murder.
No you don't speak out for the tiny life
You speak out to get your belief system validated.
The clump of cells could care less.
@verycobaltviolet - you mean, THIS clump of cells? http://www.lennartnilsson.com/child_is_born.html
Verycobaltviolet - You are willfully choosing to avoid a discussion about the content of what I said. Instead, you choose to call me a liar and claim that I don't believe what I say I believe. I can only deduce that you are not confident enough in your side of the argument to discuss based on the facts I presented. And yes, I'm including I-believe-what-I-said-I-believe as one of those facts. You're just going to have to trust me on that one. :)
Why not take it back to say the very beginning...Life begins with erection? Or possibly ovulation? Why not? You and Matt Walsh want to mourn every unviable fetus that was ever aborted by natural or clinical means. How do you feel about them after their born? Are you a typical TeaParty Regressive who does not want to feed, clothe, educate or medically treat poor children born into welfare? Then you aren't Pro-life but Pro-birth, an alarming number of you are. The fact is abortion is a legal right of citizens of the United States. There is no requirement that you obtain approval from the local busybodies. Masking their arrogant fascism with phrases like "perhaps you could find a little more kindness and charity in your heart..." Kindness indeed, nothing more than passive aggressive rhetoric. Good manners used to include minding your own business. This is a personal and private decision as it should be. Respect the rights of others, lest one day your rights be oppressed similarly. Our secular government was formed to protect individuals from just this type of piety and oppression. Period.
[-1] March 26, 2015 at 1:33pm
Margaret, not Margerent. :)
 March 26, 2015 at 1:25pm
If pro-choice activists really believed what they say they believe – aka that abortions should be safe, rare, and legal – they would have no issue with pro-life groups praying outside clinics or offering information on other options (adoption, etc). These would only serve to help keep abortions “rare.” Unfortunately the actual goal of the pro-choice movement doesn’t align with their stated purpose. If they really wanted abortions to be “safe,” they’d be as horrified by men like Gosnell as conservatives were. Yet Planned Parenthood, despite numerous complaints about inhuman conditions at the clinic, and repeated failed inspections, chose not to report it. If abortionists really wanted abortions to be rare, they’d be thrilled to work with pro-life groups to provide counseling, pre-abortion ultrasounds, etc. Doesn’t happen. And we all remember the James O’Keefe’s recordings of Planned Parenthood breaking laws in interacting with underage girls. Planned Parenthood also claims to be an voice for social justice, yet refuses to acknowledge the role that abortion has played in killing off a high percentage of the black population. While blacks represent 12% of the overall population, they account for fully 24 to 30% of abortions. Margerent Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, must be smiling in her grave. Or somewhere a bit warmer, which is where I think she probably is.
And just a moment to remember these women who died from complications due to abortion.
Gloria Aponte, ae 20, April 29, 1986; Brenda Banks, Brenda Banks, ae 35; September 30, 1989; Colleen Chambers, ae 34, May 12, 1991;Tamika Dowdy, ae 22, December 1, 1998; Maureen Espinoza, ae 16, April 15, 1997; Christella Forte, 16, January 14, 1986; Shary Graham, ae 34, January 15, 1982; Barbara Hoppert, 16, February 22, 1983; Karretu Jabbie, ae 24, November 2, 1989; Patricia King, 24, May 4, 1987; Giselene Lafontant, ae 35, October 9, 1993; Sharon L. Margrave, ae 25, May 21, 1970; Guadalupe Negron, ae 33, July 9, 1993; Maria Ortega, 23, October 10, 1970; DaNette Perguson, 19; February 11, 1992 Tonya Reaves, ae 24, July 20, 2012; Tami Suematsu, ae 19, August 19, 1988; Elizabeth Tsuji, ae 21, November 11, 1977; Latachie Veal, ae 17 November 2, 1991; Tanya Williamson, ae 28, September 7, 1996 and Lakisha Wilson, ae 22 , March, 28, 2014
These names were chosen from a list of names where the documentation clearly indicates abortion played a role in the death of the patient.
 February 17, 2015 at 9:26pm
Too bad she didn’t have a whistle on hand…
 February 16, 2015 at 9:27am
So you’re saying it’s perfectly normal in your average 10-hour day to receive 1:37 minutes of insults and threats? And this isn’t problematic to you? Interesting.
[-1] February 10, 2015 at 9:20am
Sorry Rob… can’t get past your grammar to decipher your point.
February 10, 2015 at 12:18am
Mgrizz – perhaps not in an opinion piece, but this is supposed to be a news story. Don’t get me wrong, I love what TheBlaze is supposed to be and I’m a big Glenn Beck fan. I just find the sensationalism and lazy journalistic style of the site to be a turnoff. I can’t direct people here for the truth because it’s so poorly presented. We can do better.
Just remember what you said. When the TV News media reports it weeks, months, or years later.
And by the way. Who said this was a News Story. And who decides what is news and what will be covered. This issue was actually discussed in a barber shop about 3 weeks ago. -- And the reason it was of concern with some of the people. Was having more information. Since their was a lot of sales.
But it is funny. That this was news years ago for security and tech people. Funny how quickly you dismiss it. Because if you sale or recommend products and services. Especially devices as such. And if customers found out you ignored such issues. Or didn't address them, etc. You could have a problem. Or had such device in a location that is suppose to be private or needs special security issues addressed, etc.
Sorry Rob... can't get past your grammar to decipher your point.
[-12] February 9, 2015 at 11:52pm
Comparisons to 1984 seem a bit out of place considering that any TV is an optional purchase, as is connecting the appliance to the web. Just another example of the hyperbole that hurts TheBlaze’s credibility as a news site.
I don't think they are out of place considering that while it may be an optional purchase, the technology now exists to make that aspect of the novel come true.
Mgrizz - perhaps not in an opinion piece, but this is supposed to be a news story. Don't get me wrong, I love what TheBlaze is supposed to be and I'm a big Glenn Beck fan. I just find the sensationalism and lazy journalistic style of the site to be a turnoff. I can't direct people here for the truth because it's so poorly presented. We can do better.
Nah -- it's an interesting connection to 1984.
If you want examples of hyperbole in Blaze stories, then you don't have too look further than the headlines. You would be "stunned" . . .
 December 22, 2014 at 12:56pm
The scariest part of this story is not the suggestion that guns are dangerous. Rather, it’s the message that children should trust their teachers more than their own parents. This is one small part of a massive push to make children the property of the State.
Don't you love where our public education system is going!
i had some decent teachers in school in the 60s to early 70 but i no way trusted them more
When you make children the property of the State, what happens after they grow up? Do they stop being the property of the state? Of course not. The ultimate goal is to make everyone, adult and child alike the property of the State.
 November 7, 2014 at 5:13pm
I understand the sentiment, but the guy was holding the little girl. Shooting would be dangerous.
What about the next time, I mean after he is rehabilitated at our expense. This is where the real danger is.
Actually if you picture it in your mind, your chasing a man carrying a 5 year old, so he's not going to be very fast, and all your carrying is a pistol. You simply place the barrel to his kidney, or liver and squeeze gently, and allow the pistol to do its job. If your not positive you put the first shot in his ass, when he falls, you simply finish the job then. No sweat...
 October 25, 2014 at 4:08pm
I think you’re missing the point. For them to play against a grieving and distracted team wouldn’t really be a fair contest. It was probably the best way the kids could think of to show solidarity, and even if it’s not the best solution they’re just high schoolers! It was great of the school staff to support them on carrying this out. Good life lesson on not being all about self.
I would have been pissed if someone gave me a win out of pity. If they weren't up to playing then they should have forfeited.
 October 16, 2014 at 9:32am
Miami – I think you’re missing the point of everyone’s concern. It’s not that the pilot contracts the disease while flying the plane, it’s about him getting so close to the patient and hazmat crew in the video. It’s possible the disease could have been transferred to his clothing, etc if he brushed up against them. And even if there was no risk, it’s a stupid visual that could have been avoided.
 August 24, 2014 at 5:17pm
Kevino545 – I find it interesting that there are people who turn a “be careful what situations you choose to put yourself in” warning into some kind of accusation that rape is a woman’s fault. Obviously that’s not what I meant. My encouragement is for young women to think ahead and protect themselves. There’s an upside to acting like a “lady” and expecting a man to treat you accordingly. Colleges that allow/encourage underage drinking and the “party” culture (and also don’t let a woman carry a weapon) are dangerous places for young girls to be. Do a little research into the date rape numbers over the past 40 years and ask yourself whether you’d really want to put your daughter in that situation. Area of town where people are mugged all the time? Stay out of there at night. Campus party with booze and “girls gone wild”? Don’t be stupid…stay home.
 August 24, 2014 at 4:10pm
To my fellow women: If you are headed into a situation/party/event where you’re so worried about being raped that you feel the need to paint a drug test on your fingernails…. stay home!!! There’s no good reason for an 18 or 19 year old girl to be out drinking with a bunch of frat boys anyway. Focus on your education and wait for a man that’s interested in more than your bust size.
yes, its up to the girl to make sure she doesnt put herself in a situation where she could get raped! its her responsibility not to get raped!
Kevino545 - I find it interesting that there are people who turn a "be careful what situations you choose to put yourself in" warning into some kind of accusation that rape is a woman's fault. Obviously that's not what I meant. My encouragement is for young women to think ahead and protect themselves. There's an upside to acting like a "lady" and expecting a man to treat you accordingly. Colleges that allow/encourage underage drinking and the "party" culture (and also don't let a woman carry a weapon) are dangerous places for young girls to be. Do a little research into the date rape numbers over the past 40 years and ask yourself whether you'd really want to put your daughter in that situation. Area of town where people are mugged all the time? Stay out of there at night. Campus party with booze and "girls gone wild"? Don't be stupid...stay home.
...or at least don't get drunk with a bunch of guys that you hardly know.
Mothers used to caution their daughters about appropriate and safe feminine behavior. Your comment is right on target - unfortunately, mothers are too busy adding that second income to convey such wisdom.
I need to add to this a little bit. Yes 18 and 19 year old girls should not be out drinking it up with a bunch of frat boys but the drug will also be effective if it was dropped into a coke. I think this is a great invention and should be in every nail polish on the market. These drugs are not just used for rape either ..... people (guys included) get drugged to get robbed too.
My rule of thumb when I used to go to bars/clubs/parties was NEVER EVER set down your drink even if you are right there next to it. Keep it in your hand and there is less of a chance of someone trying to slip anything into it.
This is not a new trick it's been going on for years when I was growing up "roofies" were being used, in my brothers day it was "ludes" even old movies refer to "slipping them a micky"
I was a very successful entrepreneur in my 30s when I was date raped by a married financial advisor from midtown Manhattan. I have met many women that have been drugged and 1 man, none were in college at the time.
I disagree. I am happily married and have been known to go to a bar for a "Ladies Night Out" so to speak with other women. I'm also above the legal drinking age and have 0 interest in hooking up or anything like that. Doesn't mean that someone else might not have the decency to leave me alone if I decline. A few months back a friend of mine (also married) and I were out having a drink and just passing time. She ordered a drink and shortly after started feeling really weird. About the time I started trying to help her out to my car, a guy she had turned down for a dance earlier came up and was trying to convince me to take her to his car and that he knew her, they were friends, blah blah blah. I managed to get the bouncer's attention and let him know what was going on. When I got her outside she started vomiting profusely and I just took her straight home. It was only one drink.
The problem is that the situations where a woman can be raped exist. If the answer is simply avoiding all places/situations where a rape may occur, that would mean avoiding everywhere. Whether a girl was promiscuous or not is immaterial - the fact that we live in a culture where a guy can be so desperate for sexual satisfaction that he's willing to drug someone to attain that satisfaction is the problem. I don't care if the girl is dressed in short shorts with her bust literally busting out of her top. It doesn't matter. Common decency should reign. It's the parents the individuals fault for being so warped; it's the parents fault for not teaching their son the difference between right and wrong; and it's society's fault for perpetuating a society that values sexual gratification over common decency .
Do you look both ways before crossing the street or do you avoid crossing streets? I do not believe in CCW when drinking but the designated driver can carry with my blessing.
February 6, 2014 at 6:20pm
Breaking News: Sometimes it snows.
Weather is cyclical. It shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone that there are still mild winters and hard winters. Humankind has survived both for a rather long time. I think the panic is the result of our instant-news culture, where people accept and absorb what starts out as a big headline for ratings. Keep calm and use a little common sense, people.