As one who identifies as a Pagan could you answer a question for me? How is putting a nativity scene out “establishing” a state mandated and run religion?
Seems to me that to bow to your demands would be the County “upholding” and “promoting” YOUR religion that only the multiverse exists and nothing else…Wait…that means that you worship so called science as the only truth to believe in.
I’m guessing that I should be offended at your violation of the establishment clause?
BTW, before you claim that atheism is not a religion I would point out that the IRS has determined that atheism and “government lawyers say that atheist leaders can be ministers, too, since atheism can function as a religion. So leaders of an atheist organization may qualify for the exemption.”
Odd that atheists always key in on “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” isn’t it? Well, in this case show where “Congress” had ANY hand in the placement of the nativities. But those same atheists always fail to even mention the second part of that statement, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” which is what YOU are doing.
‘splain the difference to this poor old country boy…
January 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
Those bales require a tractor, with a PTO shaft, to power the baler. Hooking up the baler to horse would be next to impossible and we won’t even mention where the PTO would go…
I would love to shove it up your arse, you pathetic pile of crap.
Could be Mennonite.
 December 8, 2015 at 9:54am
Not that many actually. The NCVS reports 120,000 or so DGU’s/yr. CDC has reported DGU’s number AT LEAST as common as misuse.
 December 8, 2015 at 9:51am
As opposed to the socialist dystopia where only the government, that has declared it has NO DUTY to protect you, has guns? Where YOU are at the mercy of the criminals that don’t care if guns are illegal?Where YOUR wife and daughter are helpless victims because you don’t want to have a means of defense and have denied them a means?
 November 19, 2015 at 1:23pm
If you don’t it will still show up when the officer “runs” your name in LEIN and you WILL be in a world of hurt. Good idea to inform him that you have a CPL even if you do NOT have your gun on you… “Sir when you run my license it will come back that I have a valid CPL but I do not have a gun on me at this time”. It will earn you a LOT of good will and might get you out of a ticket…
November 19, 2015 at 1:20pm
Ding, ding, ding…WRONG!!! You have a CPL there will be a computerized record of it that the state drivers system will hit when your name/DL is run. It will be automatic.
That too is not true. Missouri for example does not tie your CCW permit from that state to your drivers license in any way; by law. This is from a few years ago when the Feds requested a list of all CCW holders in the state, and received it. Subsequently the Missouri Legislature removed that imformation from drivers license records.
Country, in the state of Iowa there is no record of CCW permits in the drivers license / vehicle registration database. So doing a plate search and/or drivers license # search will NOT reveal to a police officers that you are a legal CCW holder. Iowa does not require you to identify yourself as a CCW license holder, but in CCW classes they recommend that you do if you are carrying and show the officer your permit.
ding ding ding, you don't know what you are talking about.
Folks, stop arguing. The law is different in each state. If you don't have this site bookmarked yet do so now.
Tennessee does not require you to inform the officer when stopped. And your Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) license number is the same as your driver's license number. But when we travel we all have to know the laws in the states we are travelling through.
When I travel from Nashville to St. Louis, I have to pull over in KY before I reach the IL line, unload and secure my handgun. I can retrieve it once I get into MO.
@proliance pretty good reply except you are behind on IL law. Study up.
 October 29, 2015 at 10:25am
Doe h have the Right to pray in a taxpayer funded park? A city sidewalk?
Remember this little thing, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”? You, after all, have the Right to practice your religion, Atheism, where ever you want. Just don’t push it on us Pagans.
Prohibiting the free exercise thereof....Means nothing
If the God, Country and Family types won't defend it.
We are too afraid of the left to defend it and we do not defend it.
 October 22, 2015 at 10:45am
Most newspapers and magazines are written at a 6th grade level. So their point is?
 October 21, 2015 at 3:17pm
I have trouble with the reporter using the term “bully breed”. Also, have none of these police officers ever been trained what a knee to the chest of a large breed dog does? Without a doubt there are times that the dog will have to be shot. But a knee in the chest of a 150 pound Rottie does wonders in the attitude adjustment category.
country: It comes out of the Alinsky play book. If they can't get a general consensus of support they turn to an activist court.
If it was on Chief Garcia's personal car, it would be Chief Garcia's personal statement about his religion.
Since it is on the Government's police cars, it is a statement by the government via its employee.
The Government is NOT allowed to make that statement concerning religion.
September 7, 2015 at 8:55am
My typical answer to anyone that comments on my weight is; I’m fat, you are ugly. I can try another diet. It usually goes hand in hand when they have the guts to comment on my handicapped plates; You don’t look handicapped…Odd, you don’t look stupid…guess we were both wrong…
Last statistics I saw reported that over 64% of Americans are “overweight/obese”. Which means WE are the normal ones. You may now use the argument that being overweight will kill you. So will being underweight. Come to think of it I can’t remember the last time I talked to a person that wasn’t going to die…Jim Jixx? Nope…Karen Carpenter? Nope
[-1] September 7, 2015 at 7:36am
I love all your assumptions in such a short post.
I grow as much of my own food as I can including meat and chicken AND do the slaughtering. I also hunt. I walk 2 – 4 miles a day, using a cane for assistance, due to joint injuries acquired over 18 years as a cop. We can our own foods as much as possible which means up and down stairs to check canners and pressure cookers a dozen times per load (getting ready to do potato’s and carrots today). I cut, chop and stack wood… 3 – 5 FULL cord… for home heating. I still toss bales, at 61, although not as fast as when I was 16. I eat very few sweets and am on a low carb diet. I eat 3 or more eggs a day, real bacon, cook with lard (something of a Paleo diet) and my blood chemistry shames my doctors. My wife eats better than I, has been on every diet out there and has a lap band and still can’t lose weight.
And guess what genius…I still weigh in at 250. But you know best and exactly what is wrong with all the under tall people out there don’t you? Unless you live in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia look around you the next time you are at a mall and see what real live people look like. NOT the anorexic little girls killing themselves to look ‘good’ to satisfy YOU.
Grow up. things like this ARE bullying which you would not put up with if applied to race, hair colour, height or anything else.
are you telling us that you are fat? Until we know your height and percentage of body fat we have no way of seeing for ourselves if you truly are a fatty. you also failed to give us your entire diet, everything you eat AND drink. as to the term “bully”, dictionary.com defines a bully as “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” …so tell me, which is it, are you smaller or weaker than me?..
My typical answer to anyone that comments on my weight is; I'm fat, you are ugly. I can try another diet. It usually goes hand in hand when they have the guts to comment on my handicapped plates; You don't look handicapped...Odd, you don't look stupid...guess we were both wrong...
Last statistics I saw reported that over 64% of Americans are "overweight/obese". Which means WE are the normal ones. You may now use the argument that being overweight will kill you. So will being underweight. Come to think of it I can't remember the last time I talked to a person that wasn't going to die...Jim Jixx? Nope...Karen Carpenter? Nope
^ Just because you hamplanets now outnumber healthy people in the US and just because every hillbilly in your worthless po-dunk town is just as big and gross as you and your wife doesn't make you the 'new normal', sorry. For the rest of the civilized world, being obese is still abnormal and worthy of shame. Only the American fatties are too arrogant to admit it and take some sort of sick pride in their immense roundness.
 August 25, 2015 at 12:45pm
I can see it now; too much force, they should have talked to him because his mother didn’t love him enough, he was sad because he lost his binkie, DOJ steps in to investigate because his feelings were hurt because the cops yelled at him…
 August 18, 2015 at 12:52pm
What can we expect next from Obama and his pen?
Fines for farts. If you smell it…REPORT IT!
probably so or they meant atheists. maybe both.
either way, this arcticle is kinda pointless.
Good question. Stupid poll.
August 10, 2015 at 1:14pm
“who confesses to a murder”… Are you saying that the Constitution requires a trial and that no one can plead guilty to a crime?
He goes to arraignment and pleads guilty…game over.
 July 13, 2015 at 8:46am
Che/Mao/Lenin/Marx T-shirts, anything Margaret Sanger, NBPP flags, anything religious as it may offend atheists, anything atheist as it may offend the religious, meat products, pets…
Where does it stop?
 June 12, 2015 at 4:43pm
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
I have two great cartoons from the newspaper. One is of Checkers greeting Nixon at the Pearly Gates and the other is of Lewis Grizzard reuniting with Catfish and Cornbread at the Pearly Gates.
June 9, 2015 at 12:03pm
For the same reason that people on the left could vote for Obama purely for the reason he is “black” and they were not racist but if you voted for the other white guy because he is white you are racist?
 June 9, 2015 at 8:10am
Not going to take sides here just make an observation;
Kind of amazing, I think, that if you change gay to lawful gun owners, lawful gun carriers, etc. suddenly the left is all about boycotts. What they advocate they use is suddenly bad when used against them.