What he says is true. But what he fails to take into account is that States Rights have been stripped. The way the States are billed has changed. At one point in time States where issued a bill at years end by the Federal Government. That bill was for approved spending, meaning the State paid for what it used. For States that did not use much of the available Federal resources, their bill was small.
Today the States are forced to give almost all their money to the Federal Government, then they have to lie, cheat, and steal to get as much of it back as possible, hence pork and welfare States. If you do not fight for your money back, then some welfare State addicted to spending will steal it from you.
 November 5, 2014 at 1:49pm
….a well armed porcupine voting on what’s for dinner.
Well, sometimes you need to vote on what isn't for dinner, then maybe you can get around to voting on what is for dinner. But they got the point either way.
October 22, 2014 at 11:55am
I don’t understand why people keeping flocking to them. We have some here in Texas that make you pay a monthly fee to have a dog, and you have to pay a fee to do work on your home on top of paying for a permit from the county.
I have seen other HOA’s that where reasonable. A very simple contract that states how large your building lot should be, how large the house you are building should be, no hoofed animals, no trailer houses, no junk in your yard. Hell I wouldn’t even live there. Maybe I want a goat to stand on a junk car in my back yard! Not really but you get my point.
 October 22, 2014 at 11:50am
@mike79 You stated, “Many HOA contracts are written by lawyers or wannabe lawyers so that it is impossible to know what you can or can’t do. They also usually have thousands of stupid rules, so even if you attempt to read them all, it’s darn near impossible not to miss a few.”
Then it is his fault for signing something he didn’t understand, better yet hire an attorney to read it for you. Even better don’t live in a ******* HOA.
 October 21, 2014 at 4:20pm
You can. But if you sign an agreement that you won’t then you shouldn’t. No one put a gun to the guy’s head and made him sign his rights away. I don’t agree with the HOA, but I am smart enough to not live in one.
Many HOA contracts are written by lawyers or wannabe lawyers so that it is impossible to know what you can or can't do. They also usually have thousands of stupid rules, so even if you attempt to read them all, it's darn near impossible not to miss a few.
 October 21, 2014 at 4:17pm
Why should they be outlawed? We have freedoms in this country, even the freedom to be a dumbass who lives in a HOA. Who is the real idiot, the guy running the HOA, or the guy who willfully signs over power to him?
 October 21, 2014 at 4:13pm
Is it stupid? Hell yes. Is it also stupid to sign a contract and move into a HOA? Hell yes. Is it stupid to sign a contract then complain when it’s enforced? Hell yes.
October 17, 2014 at 1:42pm
The helmet didn’t stop the bullet. Due to the low angle of the bullet it traveled between the outer core and the interior straps. Guy was just plain lucky. Those helmets are only rated for pistol rounds and small fragmentation. Better than nothing, but I think we can do better.
 October 16, 2014 at 12:10am
A monkey would know that this is not something you do. This is not simple assault and should not be treated as such. Think what kind of sick **** would befriend an unwitting person with the mental capacity of a five year old and then do something so perverse. These people are on the same category as child molesters in my book. I don’t give a **** what excuse is made on their behalf, they should get the book thrown at them, then picked up and thrown again. Hope the victims family sues and stakes claim to every dam thing these kids families own.
 October 13, 2014 at 11:06am
I would question these statistics. Everyone I know dated along time, had huge weddings, etc, and are all divorced.
My wife and I forgot our wedding license was about to expire until she found it in the glove box. We stopped into a church in the middle of nowhere and asked the preacher mowing the grass to marry us. His wife and two kids witnessed and we where on or way. Eighteen years later and no signs of trouble, and haven’t been to church in over a decade.
It’s simple really, first both parties have to care, not say they care, really care and honor a commitment. We are the same people that will die to uphold the Constitution, so a marriage vow is easy. We have a lot in common, eat, sleep, drink politics and religion. We carry each other when the other falls. My wife carried me for a couple of years at one point. It is about never giving up, until it is obvious the other person is unwilling. That simple. So many people give up quick, you can see that by the state of our country.
 September 22, 2014 at 12:28pm
They know what they are doing. They are paving the way for regulation which leads to more taxation. A heavy smoker saves hundreds of dollars by using the e-cigarette alternative. The savings comes form lack of taxes on the product. The government is trying to find a way to remedy this problem.
Here is some news for Washington, just like we can 3-D print guns in our garage now, we can also make e-cigs and smoke juice at home. So bring it on big government, help fuel the “diy” movement. You can’t stop us. We will find away around every regulation you throw at us. Before long I will be trading my homemade smoke juice for 3-D printed gun parts and trading those for food. Keep it up and speed the demise of your funny money.
 September 22, 2014 at 12:20pm
A monopoly the way the government defines it cannot exist without the help of the government.
A monopoly the way a dictionary defines it can only exist by providing excellent products at such extremely low pricing no one else can contend with them.
 September 22, 2014 at 11:44am
When something is illegal, which control group do you use to witness the true affects, the law breakers. So the idea it makes you lazy, stupid, and destroys your life is based on your observation of people already willing to break the law, and who are already screwed up. Your observation is scientifically flawed from the start. Do a quick Google search and be amazed at the number of brilliant and successful people who smoke weed.
Freedom of choice as long as it’s your choice?
And she is a real credit to her parents raising. She gave up everything including a paycheck, to stand for her beliefs, and against your control.
You wonder why the Romney lost the election, because your no different than the left, you don’t want freedom, you want to enforce your rules on others just like the Democrats. The only thing that sets you apart is the different beliefs you want forced onto someone.
 September 17, 2014 at 11:32am
The preacher went about this the wrong way. Many people won’t agree, but those same people wonder why they are loosing the battle. Not hard to see why church attendance is down, and the devil’s team is running up the scoreboard.
"Not hard to see why church attendance is down, and the devil’s team is running up the scoreboard."
It's not about numbers; God always wins if only one believes. God Bless you.
 September 9, 2014 at 12:56am
This is not going to be “PC”, but in reality I have seen a decline in racism among whites. The younger generations seem to judge based more on character than color. The same can not be said about the older generations we grew up with. You would think this would be a good thing, but it seem many out there seem to want to undo this change. Many of the non racist millennials will quickly change their stance if something doesn’t give. The black community leaders and the fools that follow them along with the government will recreate racism among this white millennial group. It seems some want a race war, I promise you that you don’t. Many of us seem timid and laid back, but only because we have so much to loose, back us in a corner and you will see what you feared so many years ago.
They foolishly may 'point out' two strangers that are armed and end up with a several dozen+ people shot as the innocent citizens being fearful for their lives may just unload in all direction 17+17 and more than one gun each w/extra clips.
September 8, 2014 at 1:42pm
Taxes have a lot to do with this trend, but also a safer e-cig alternative has played a large part. With the increased number in e-cig users, it won’t be long before they turn their taxing attention to that product. It’s not about health its about revenue.
 September 2, 2014 at 9:18am
This is a conversation I wish people could have. I too am curious how some things survived through evolution. I do not understand how if something operates using x,y,z it was able to survive with only x at some point. I am also confused how an organism would begin the slow process of gaining an eye for example. Why would the creature continue year after year slowly developing a useless appendage that in the early stages serves no purpose? How does it know to continue developing this appendage? How does it survive pre-appendage? I know that some animals have fifth legs that serve no purpose and the trait is not passed on. How does a lower thinking organism make such complicated decisions about what to pass on? How does it decipher between a useless appendage, and one that if passed on many generations will become beneficial. For me evolution would make more sense if it happened at a more rapid rate, even then I am dumbfounded that animals with no higher thinking seem to driven by a unseen blueprint, where do they get these design plans and their drive to follow certain rules and plans. Hell even trees know when to turn colors, how does it now? What is the force that drives all these things to all work together like an orchestra being directed by an unseen hand? Maybe God is the energy that drives the world, it is everywhere and it cannot be destroyed.
 August 29, 2014 at 9:16pm
They are seeing momentum of their movement and getting overly confident. They make a little headroom up in the Northern part of the U.S., but you don’t see them being loud and proud on the streets of Central Texas. Keep playing your little games, but remember you come knocking on Texas’ door and we will shove Mohammad up your ass.
 August 29, 2014 at 8:45pm
I am in the same boat with my son. If this turns out to be true, and a definite cause of my child’s autism, I would be more than willing to join up and do whatever needs to be done.
 August 27, 2014 at 10:42am
You don’t get to have a private moment in public you moron.