He used ‘nuance’ in his explanation but he used it in a way that liberals will not accept. You either 100% support homosexuality (even better yet, become gay yourself) or you don’t. And if you don’t support it, then you MUST hate gay people. Period. Interesting how the liberal clubhouse of ‘infinite shades of gray’ is so black and white when they disagree with you.
March 5, 2015 at 11:29am
I don’t buy it. It’s easy to blame others and blame government and blame institutions to justify your own poor choices and actions. That kind of thinking opens the flood gates to poor behavior and people of low self-control take such concepts as a license to be jerks guilt free. It takes personal responsibility and character to do the right thing even when you don’t have role models to go by.
 March 3, 2015 at 1:53pm
I suppose if the GOP controls all three branches of government, they’d still conjure up a laundry list of why every progressive agenda can’t be beaten. The GOP is dead, infiltrated by progressives masquerading as conservative.
 March 3, 2015 at 1:50pm
The next time you wonder why our political leadership is corrupt to the core, consider the amorality of the general population from which they emerge. This is the root problem with America today. As a country, we have no class, no morals, no ethics, and no boundaries but an abundance of ignorance, entitlement, hypocrisy and a stunningly absent sense of empathy. There are still plenty of good hard working Americans in this country, but we do have a substantial populace today, more than ever before, that is out of control.
I agree with your entire statement, but it got me thinking of something else we have today that is not so desirable. Despite the lack of class, morals, ethics, etc. we do have speech police alive and well in academia today that are literally shutting down honest debate. George Will uninvited to speak at a college commencement? I might be more scared of what the speech police are doing today. At least the vile, obnoxious speech is out there for civil society to condemn and that does appear to be the case with Mr. Shillings daughter’s harassers based on the consequences two of them have met.
This is because both government and religion constantly peddle phony morality in the name of the real thing, until no one who believes any of them can bring himself to care about right and wrong any longer.
The real thing is simply the Golden Rule. Other people have rights just like you do. That's all anybody needs to be taught about morality.
 March 3, 2015 at 1:44pm
Obama and the dems ‘worry’ about protocol only when it doesn’t serve them. The rest of the time they ignore protocol, policy, law, the constitution… you name it… funny how that works.
March 2, 2015 at 2:35pm
I’m confused. I had the understanding that Sacramento is a progressive utopia of rainbows and bunnies. Must somehow be bush’s fault. Nonetheless, I’m glad Sacramento’s local ‘investigative’ news is on top of things with important ‘news’ stories like this one. Got to go after those evil rich landlords…
 March 2, 2015 at 2:28pm
There is government corruption from top to bottom in our country today. I wonder, was there any investigative media on this DURING this man’s crisis? I doubt it. Everyone involved with trying to put this man in prison should go to prison no less than 50 years, lose their jobs, and lose their pensions. While most of us are in tune with national/world events, cities all over our country are rife with corruption, manipulation, and intimidation.
 March 1, 2015 at 12:59am
This is a lot of noise about nothing. This millennial electorate will put hillary clinton in office because she is female and electing a female as president is the next cool hip thing to do. We might consider deep political analysis of the likes of Charles Krauthammer or the moral and ethical compass of the likes of Ben Carson. But that doesn’t matter to this electorate. What matters to this electorate is the simple notion of having a female president. And better yet, a female president who will continue stealing wealth from producers and handing out the goodies to non-producers.
If we hadn’t elected obama twice, I might think there’s hope, but we did and the tides have shifted. Republicans may have had a ‘wave’ in the mid-terms, but look already how they squander opportunities and never miss a chance at behaving in the same old politically correct way as democrats. Nope, this electorate will be out in force when it comes to the next presidential election and it will be hillary.
as I have said before-we will never win the white house again-the media, rino progressives, hollywood,college professors, the new nazi dem party will never let this happen. LYING, CHEATING AND STEALING IS THE NEW ACCEPTED MANTRA FOR AMERICAN POLITICS TODAY!!!!
Actually the reason Hillary tops the polls
is she just comes off as 'less crazy" than anyone one else.
It's the same reason the GOP went with Romney.
Dems are NOT that crazy about the Clintons, really,
but the GOP clown car rolls again.
They actually had MIchele Bachmann running? Sarah Palin VP?
You said female and Hillery in the same sentence. Shame on you.
 February 28, 2015 at 1:09pm
I too thought it was all rainbows and bunnies in the liberal utopian land of oz… strange… must somehow be bush’s fault.
Sadly, there are just too many people in America who apathetic or believe the progressives. At some point, America will have to go through the terrible exercise of regaining its freedom and liberties at heavy cost to life and limb. In the meantime, we are and have been for some time now, a collectivist country.
Most people are not stupid as much as they are naive. They work hard and don't pay any attention to what is going on from day to day. The propagandist of the MSM feeds them their daily diet of propaganda and they eat it up because it sounds good and doesn't force them to think. The elitist have learned that they can DO anything they like as long as their propaganda machine keeps telling the sheep what they want to hear.
 February 27, 2015 at 10:38am
Hooray! Government to the rescue! Here comes more expensive internet along with at least 38 line items of additional taxes and fees on your internet bill along with worsening service.
 February 27, 2015 at 10:36am
The GOP is the same as the Democratic Party. They pretend they’re something else while doing the exact same things Dems do. So utterly disappointed in this party and fearful nothing will stop progressives short of a violent revolution.
Much of the GOP are also progressives. I wonder if this is just a show, to appease conservatives and say they (once again) that they tried to fight. I've seen this movie before...
 February 26, 2015 at 10:55am
Great reasoning there. But it’s too long to fit on a bumper sticker. So you’re right, most liberals will never think about the words actually said by islamic leaders.
My take is that, unfortunately, America will ultimately need to go through the horrific exercise of rediscovering why the country was founded the way it was. More people in America have college educations than ever before. We now have the internet with its vast amounts of information. Yet with all of this, we have become more UNwise than ever. The truth is there, in front of our faces, but we as a culture simply refuse to see it.
Notice that the sharia lawyer who is the subject of this article takes many paragraphs to answer the question, is there such a thing as a moderate muslim? It takes a great deal of words to get a mind so bent as to start believing that ‘honor killings’ and stoning and beheading are good things. It’s the same with liberals, the obvious escapes them because many times the obvious isn’t convoluted enough nor does it contain many ‘shades of gray’ that is prerequisite for most of their reasoning. A true paradox when you consider that most liberals won’t consume anything longer than a bumper sticker…
Sadly, I think you hit the nail on the head. Technology is more advanced than ever yet there are people who know absolutely nothing of our history; where we came from, what we strive for, whom we have fought against and why we fought for it in the first place.
Many mornings when I wake up I ask myself, how many people are being crucified today for refusing Mohammed?, who's getting beheaded for being an "infidel"? and how long do I have left before it comes to me?
DebateMe, I don't think I've seen you before, but I'll be keeping an eye out for you.
All over the liberal web sites, I read them saying how much they wish that Christians, Jews, and conservatives would die. I think that is one of the reasons they support so called, moderate Muslims, because they have similar goals.
Even though they don't have the nerve to go out and kill them themselves, they are very happy to see the terrorists killing the people they hate too. Muslims and liberals are both totally intolerant of people who think different from them. Therefore, they have a lot in common in a common enemy. Thus liberals are willing to overlook the atrocities done in the name of Islam and defend them.
"My take is that, unfortunately, America will ultimately need to go through the horrific exercise of rediscovering why the country was founded the way it was." My thoughts too. The question to me then is will the country be able to recover it's former self. I don't think it will. It might take a while to all play out but it's going to be a very bumpy ride.
 February 26, 2015 at 10:47am
islam, the ‘religion’ of peace and love.
 February 25, 2015 at 7:41pm
But will Fedex ship wedding cakes and flowers for gay weddings? Now THAT is the question!
Isn't it a conservative position that a business should be free to work (or not work) with whomever they choose? and yet FedEx does just that and you are all complaining or mocking them.
[-1] February 24, 2015 at 10:54am
This wasn’t abuse. But it’s certainly going to be made into a case-in-point for liberals who are well into their quest of stripping parental power and giving that authority to government. Powerful liberals need a dumb populace and they don’t need parental intervention when the goal of ‘dumbing’ down a child is underway.
I disagree – the child had bruises and welts, if you read the article. That is abuse. I got spanked, and spanked my kids….and it hurt. But it was never bruising. That indicates someone out of control, wailing on their kid, not actually teaching them anything except big people can beat up little people. And it was public humiliation of a child under age 10, not a 16 or 17 yo smart mouth kid. I’m a totally conservative mom who wants small government, but someone needs to step in for children when they are abused, just as we stand up against murder in the womb.
February 24, 2015 at 10:50am
Officials lying about military service is turning into an epidemic.
It's her life, after all, not yours , not mine.
 February 20, 2015 at 11:55pm
Politicians calling another politician ‘self-centered.’ This has to be the ultimate mother of all teapots calling the kettle black. I’m pretty sure you have to be self-centered just to get your foot in the door to being a politician, though you’ll have a better chance if you are a full-bore narcissist.