I just saw a Glock 41 for under $800 at a pawn shop this afternoon. I don’t like the trigger but it would do.
 May 5, 2015 at 11:07am
Every Mosque in the US must be shut down. They are collection points for the Zakat. It is approximately 2.5% of a Muslims income and even though it is not a hard and fast rule that is all used for Jihad, one of the purposes of the Zakat is support of Jihad in foreign lands. I have heard there are 2000 Mosque in Texas. Close them all down now. Turn off all electricity, water and other services to the building. No government would approve of a an organization designated to violate civil rights, like the right to live, like this one. It is cultural suicide to tolerate their religion.
Nope, I don't have a problem with someone practicing their religion. 1st amendment protects that right. Unless such practice advocates murder But you impinge on my rights to practice mine or speak my mind....I will stop you from doing so.
You don't have to right to affect MY rights. I don't have the right to affect yours.
they are secret recruiting centers just like the prisons. BURN THEM DOWN!
 May 5, 2015 at 10:47am
History repeats itself. Once the incentives are gone, the urge to go solar will too. This kind of toxic bribery is throughout the system. Local governments are buying things or converting to buses under the theory that the government money is free. People, governments and businesses treat tax money with contempt. It is only their own money that is treated with respect.
Sounds like you support praying to the alter of the Almighty Dollar.
 May 5, 2015 at 10:38am
Unless there is a massive breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, any solar panel project is doomed for financial failure. I have never talked to an eco-freak that had the slightest idea of the concept of economic efficiency. Even though solar power has some strengths at its current efficiency, it can never replace the need for more efficient means of generation. The way the system works now is that you will have to build a fossil fuel, natural gas or a nuclear plant to help pay for any large solar array because the solar system has always been a parasite to the other means of production in an economic sense. To cover our needs by solar power alone would take a massive circle of at least a two hundred mile radius. To optimize it further, it would have to be moved to the deserts of the Southwest. When you do that, you have to figure out a way to redistribute it across the country. The current system already needs about a third more power than actually consumed by the customer. The dream of putting a solar panel on your roof, back yard or simply overhead is based on ignorance of physical and financial laws. It shows the utmost confidence in redistribution from an host of infinite health . In real life, parasites rarely kill the host but, in systems built by men, we are prone to produce financial parasites and keep them on life support by the government until Russia ,Greece, Cyprus or Spain happens. Solar can be useful if no redistribution or conversion to AC is needed.
 May 5, 2015 at 3:52am
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
I think just the truth about Islam is sufficient condemnation of those who embrace it. Geller has tried to have civilized conversations on college campuses but when they see or hear of her coming, they (Muslims)sabotage the give and take that would normally take place before during and after her appearance.
[-2] May 4, 2015 at 11:45am
Does anyone know why Freddie got a “rough ride” while the other prisoner did not mention it? The other prisoner has changed his story after realizing that Freddie died and is now a central figure in a national controversy. It was never clear to me that Freddie was put in the van with handcuffs on. I also could not tell if Freddie got in the van on his own power. The last thing I saw on the tape was that an officer used Freddie’s belt to assist him into the van. If he was laying on the floor, why was it necessary to stop and put him in leg irons unless he was up and moving around. Did they put the leg irons on him because he was kicking the inside of the van? If I knew that I was going to be given a “rough ride”, I would get as low as possible and lay on the floor rather than sit on a bench. It seems to me that having your feet tied to the floor would make it easier to have a head injury if it forced you to sit on the bench. By now, the prosecutor has found dozens of people to testify that the van was being driven in an erratic manner on the way to the police station, just as it was easy to find “witnesses” who saw Mike Brown submitting to attest while holding his hands up and pleading with Officer Wilson not to shoot him. If Freddie was not so busy resisting arrest, he could have fastened his own seat belt. Maybe that is mean to say since he was impaired at the time with drugs that he could have ingested to hide evidence of him selling drugs. Is resisting arrest a civil right
May 4, 2015 at 2:31am
When I got married, the definition of marriage was a man and a woman. That definition was a part of a social contract that the state government set for everyone. After the state changes the definition, homosexuals will have more rights than I do because they can marry either sex. I can not do that because of a serious gag reflex. The government now is changing that definition without compensating me for the consequences. Are there any other dictionary definitions that they would like to change? No one with any certainty can assure me that there will not be any negative impact, especially if the government decides to move in and force people into compliance against their conscience. I know there will be mass resistance and that resistance will cost money. I know a preacher who will not marry co-habitating heterosexuals, so I am pretty sure he is not going to “marry” homosexuals. This supreme Court finding is going to be a lot like Obamacare. You have to pass it to find out how it really is going to impact children, adoptees, church charities, employment by the church and free speech both inside and outside of the church. There is way too much disagreement about how the world will look like next year to be comfortable about any conclusion based on wishful thinking. I don’t think changing the definition of marriage will change my position but it will change the society that I live in. The easy divorce laws have made the dignity of marriage diminish.
"After the state changes the definition, homosexuals will have more rights than I do because they can marry either sex. I can not do that because of a serious gag reflex."
Really? For one, they won't have *more* rights - you will also have the right to marry either sex. Secondly, is the only thing stopping you your gag reflex?
May 4, 2015 at 2:05am
The minimum requirement for getting a case before the Supreme Court is to “feel” that a massive majority is causing you to be a second class citizen because a majority of the people passed a law while they were filled with hate for your particular condition. If you feel like a second class citizen, even if you choose that circumstance, you are entitled to relief via the equal protection clause of the Constitution. If I live off the grid, am I a second class citizen because I don’t have enough electricity to run my air conditioner and dryer at the same time? Is the government treating me like a second class citizen if the zoning laws are preventing me from being a proper Doomsday Prepper? Are people with tattoos second class citizens because it makes it harder to get a real job with all of that ink on your arm or a booger valve in your nose? If I don’t want to take a bath, am I a second class citizen when people ask me to leave the public library. Are the mentally ill second class citizens if they are made to stay in institutions and take medication? Are we going to be nasty people if we encourage people to speak English? Are short people finally going to be able to sue for not being the Center on the Basketball team? Will fat people finally get to be jockeys at the Ky. Derby? There will be no end to this pattern of seeking legal relief from failing in some way to be normal.
Nobody ever gave a dog about my 'feelings'.
They should go cry to Louis Gasté who wrote "Feelings".
But The USA is now under the tender mercies of Muslim sympathizers and Muslim Collaborators.
It's those dirty Christians that are causing all the problems. Just ask Obama, he's quick to bring up 600 year old stories of Christians defending themselves against Turkish Ottoman Muslim ETHNIC CLEANSING.
But Obama skips over the last 100 years of Muslim uprisings and Murders to do it.
I am a member of the most maligned and misunderstood segment of the gay community .... if only I could just gender identify .... but that would be living a lie ..... I am a male lesbian ..... programmed that way at birth..... I've tried to fit in with the mainstream LGBT community but as soon as they discover my secret .... it's just so hard to be accepted.
So we seek court mandated preference. We feel that to make up for the millenniums of mistreatment at the hands of organized religions we should be more equal than others and that's what we hope to achieve with the supreme court decision. We can't be expected to control our sexual desires like other people because that's just equal equal. The LGBT community is united in our desire to be accepted everywhere and to expect everyone to put aside their values to accommodate our needs.
Imagine how hard it must be to be me .... a lesbian trapped in a man's body ..... it's so gross. Then there is the plight of our bi-sexual brethren who are so conflicted that they can't commit to an orientation ..... who would voluntarily choose to live like that. It doesn't matter that there's no genetic reason for our behavior
 May 3, 2015 at 5:33pm
Wealth can be thought of as a labor surplus. If you kill the incentive to work, wealth shrinks. Baltimore and Detroit are shrinking because wealth can be temporarily stored in objects like brick and steel. Re purposing houses as crack dens is probably not going to work since it has had plenty of time to work so far. Crime is the original redistribution of wealth tactic. When the government takes wealth, it is not considered a crime for some reason.
 May 3, 2015 at 5:21pm
I think Jehmu was trying to say that the fault is mostly dead people, not any of the people she seems to know. And I agree with her. Dead people are causing most of the problems, Engels, Marx, Lenin, John Maynard Keynes, Poncho Villa, Aldous Huxley, Sigmund Freud, Saul Alinsky, Friedrich Nietzsche and a few others I can’t remember who claim the value of relative truth.
Don't forget the dead people that keep voting in these liberal morons!
 May 3, 2015 at 5:06pm
Factories are closing because the government taxes labor. The more labor in a manufactured item, the more it costs because of income axes, Social Security. Obamacare and retirement programs. A robot building the same item has no such economic barrier. It always shows up on time, never complains, demands very little and you can throw it away when you find a better one without a law suit. Your robot only has to be judged by its productivity, not its skin color or who made it or where it came from. About 2% of factory jobs are lost every year because of mechanization. They did not go overseas in any drastic fashion because of NAFTA. The damage was already done well before NAFTA was thought of. The same effect on jobs can be seen in the construction industry and even in banking and financial industry. If it costs $15K per year to educate a person from first to 12th grade, this is the same as a present amount of $149,310.06 per child at a 3% interest rate. For the government to get its money back that student would have to pay back, over 50 years, $5,803.01 every year in taxes just to the school. If you got that money back from a 6% sales tax, the student would have to make $96.716.83 per year just to pay back the school if all money was taxable via sales taxes. If only 60% of their income was taxable via the sales tax, the student would have to make $161,194.71 per year to pay for their schooling. This does not count police, fire, water, sewer, courts, jails, libraries, & parks.
 April 30, 2015 at 2:04pm
I don’t think this is going to be a problem until it passes and the power of the state is turned onto churches and other institutions. Do you think things will be better or worse between parents and their gay children when the children’s activism causes Mom’s church financial difficulties? Not all church activity will dry up and blow away but it will shrink along with the jobs and other social benefits that they provide. Will things be better or worse between workers when the institutions that they are now in close or change dramatically. What if your Mom is in a church sponsored nursing home and the nursing home has to close? Even gays will lose their jobs. The live-and-let-live part of this movement will be over and really, it was over years ago, most people just did not realize it. Churches will split over this. It could be that the only tax-exempt churches will be those embracing homosexual unions. Gays could not care less about this as long as they get the hope of the recognition that they need. They have already caused church operated adoption organizations to close down. So few children actually get adopted, you would think they would not mind if this non-conforming church institution placed a few more. But, no… their needs come before orphans, after all they have suffered all of their life, so let others suffer too. This will also shrink para church activities like world missions, sending Bibles or charity overseas. Para church organizations will shrink.
Those adoption groups chose to close down voluntarily because they would rather deprive thousands of children homes than consider gay families raising children. They were the evil, heartless ones denying children the right to a home, not the gays.
 April 30, 2015 at 1:16pm
I already have a social contract with my state over the definition of marriage and the Supreme court is interfering with that definition in such a way to cause chaos. If you figure 1% of people gay and only 10% of those actually wanting to get “married” this is crazy. They will never be happy because they will never be normal nor will they ever be perfectly accepted by society, their family or co-workers. I can be civil with them but I can not approve of it. I am only human and as they use the force of law more and more against the institutions that I am in, that civility will be sorely tested.
 April 30, 2015 at 1:08pm
I watched the whole thing on CSPAN and noticed that most of the plaintiffs were my age. When I was in high school, homosexuality was considered to be a mental illness. There is an argument that their lifestyle choices are causing them to be second class citizens, not the bad intentions of the majority. A mentally ill person is a second class citizen in a sense because he or she can not fully participate in society at the same level as everyone else. The same is true for people who decide not to vaccinate their children. The state, under their theory, would be forcing parents and children who refused vaccinations into a form of second class citizenship when they were denied access to schools. The only thing missing is the accusation that the demand for them to be vaccinated is motivated by malice. This is a major request for a behavior bailout. They made certain choices, the choices did not work like they thought they would, now, because they are in “love”, the government has a questionable responsibility to fix it. When the slippery slope argument was proposed by the court, the government lawyer suggested that the state could mitigate bad effects by simply ignoring the demands for constitutional correction of the disparity. The states won’t do that and can’t do that. The people saying that unintended consequences won’t happen can not give those assurances. They are already happening.
The supposed unintended consequences have nothing to do with Gay marriage, but rather civil rights legislation. Great example being the Oregon baker who was fined $135K - at the time, SSM was not allowed in Oregon, but the lesbian couple wanted to buy a wedding cake to celebrate their out of state marriage.
But getting back to the "Unintended Consequences" in regards to civil rights legislation, most of those who called for such legislation and passed in through the government would argue that the consequences were very much intentional ..
dnewton: "When I was in high school, homosexuality was considered to be a mental illness. "
At one time, the world was also considered to be flat. Such wide spread belief did not make it so ..
And the issue is not that some people may consider gays second class citizens due to their sexual orientation, but rather that the law SHOULD NOT consider them second class citizens. Homosexauls should be afforded equal rights and equal protection before the law ..
 April 29, 2015 at 12:34pm
Taking too much money away from the producers and giving it to the consumers is a bigger factor in the economic problems than the weather. According to Obama’s economic advisers, as overheard by Nancy Pelosi, money multiplies, especially welfare money. For every dollar we take from the producers, $1.50 + is created out of thin air. Wealth is surplus labor or a proxy for surplus labor. One of the purposes of a family is to preserve wealth by promoting economic efficiency through specialization and task sharing. Once the government attacks the family by redefining it, encouraging divorce, abortion and single motherhood, it attacks wealth.
April 29, 2015 at 12:14pm
Just because it would not reform her, maybe it would some other folks. I do think that some sentences are too long. We had a judge in Tennessee give a 60+ year old man three 30 year sentences for drug offenses plus just being a habitual criminal. They were not concurrent either, it was a 90 year sentence plus a few years for some other stuff and since he broke parole, he is getting 100 years. Should we hope that there is no miracle pill that extends life for 100 years in this case? Jail is pretty much living in a bathroom with at least one other person. I don’t see how this is going to uniformly reform the 30 to 40 percent who are mentally ill. If the police don’t beat the crap out of them, it is pretty much a time out unless you get into one of those places where they have a killing every once in a while.
April 29, 2015 at 11:57am
According to our president, “We need to search our soul.” Obama somehow thinks our soul is right next to our wallet.
April 29, 2015 at 11:54am
The lawyer for the family totally denies this….?
[-1] April 29, 2015 at 10:26am
Everyone gets a weird teacher if they stay in school long enough. This is especially true if you go on to college. A weird and maybe a difficult teacher is a gift sometimes. He or she sometimes allows the student to practice being tolerant. I worked with some teachers during the summer who took really menial jobs along with me, cleaning floors. I was shocked at the difference between them in the class room and at normal work. They were much more interesting people with their shields down. Some smoked, cursed and even perspired!. We know that our parents are flawed when we are able to lie to them without consequences but the illusion that teachers are never flawed is a hard truth, but a valuable one. My mother had a conflict with such a teacher because this guy expected what she thought was too much from my younger brother. His expectations were really an act of love that my mother was not able to bestow on my physically frail brother. Though my brother was frail, his mind was not and thus he received the dignity of high expectations. My brother loved him like a Dutch Uncle.
April 29, 2015 at 9:49am
I think you would be taking a chance on increasing social promotion.