Yep, wish there were some adults in the House.
:D Very apt.
Give us what we want or we will collectively bitch and whine.
How about it!!
Shssssh! Quiet, I'm hunting for wabbits!
That right, their communist tactics look very childish when they're not the only ones holding the guns!
June 22, 2016 at 10:24am
Could someone explain for me, please, because I’d like to know, when did a simple greeting intended to demonstrate that you were not holding a weapon in your hand become a feat of strength? I remember when I was a kid shaking hands with my elders and they would try to crush my little digits in their giant man hands. I remember cartoons of my youth depicting big, stupid, powerful characters shaking hands with lesser, weaker characters and leaving those lesser characters’ hands mangled with fingers pointing akimbo.
So, I ask again, when did shaking hands become a feat of strength?
Was this some kind of negotiating tactic? “Hi, Bob. I’m here to buy a new farming implement, and to show you that I’m in a better, stronger, negotiating position, before we start the negotiations over how much I’m going to pay for this farming implement, I’m gonna see how many PSI your distal phalanges can take before shattering.”
That would not put a person in a better negotiating position with me were I the seller of said implements. If anything, it would sour me on cutting you any breaks whatsoever, seeing as you prolly just broke my hand.
The handshake is a greeting and a show of mutual trust before segueing into whatever greater purpose for which two people are coming together to talk.
Let’s leave the feats of strength to the gym, the bell-ringing mallet game at the carnival, and places where manual strength is actually appropriate, shall we?
LESBIAN, agree. I think there might be some truth to the false machismo involved for some as well. I do not give one seconds thought about giving a handshake to try to convey any message other than being courteous.
 June 18, 2016 at 8:15am
He does partially have a point, besides the one on top of his unusually conical head. There is a legislature that bears some responsibility in the body count at Pulse.
The Florida Legislature. They are the ones that passed the law that mandated Pulse be a gun-free zone regardless of the opinions of its owners.
I enjoy your writing and points of view on the many subjects you comment on. Thank you.
That's a perfect point.
 June 17, 2016 at 7:13am
“Their morals, their ‘code’ (adherence to the Constitution) is a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world (their anti-gun constituents) allows them to be. When the chips are down, these civilized people (Democrats), they’ll eat each other.”
Ask and you shall receive...
While I am from the more 'right-wing' side of the social and political spectrum, I'd support your right to fly that flag, and I'd likely even salute it. This is the exceptionalism of our republic, that we who may come from many different spectrum can still align when our rights and liberties are threatened. Equal under the law doesn't mean equal identity or having the same philosophies; it does mean that we support each and every one's rights and liberties.
 June 13, 2016 at 3:01pm
You must be new around here.
“Hi! I’m ***** as a three dollar bill.”
If you stand too close to me in this place, please mind the rotten produce and scatological epithets that get hurled in my direction on a semi-regular basis.
You’ve been warned.
 June 13, 2016 at 2:55pm
Screw the other cheek. I just say, “Check your backstop and aim center of mass.”
Aside of the fact of your relationships, that could hallow my "point"....
I admire your comments....
You are one that I would stand side by side with.
You serve your side well! ... Good on you,
 June 13, 2016 at 2:51pm
When I first saw this story, I thought of it as an attack by ISIS on “my people”. Were they “my people” because they were LGBT? No. I considered the victims of this atrocity to be “my people” because it happened on the soil of “my nation”. These people are my people because they are my fellow Americans. I need nothing more than that to feel solidarity.
Apparently, Social Conservatives need a terrorist attack with massive loss of life to feel any sort of solidarity with the LGBT community.
 June 13, 2016 at 2:37pm
I’ve always been a pro-gun, pro-small-government/anti-big-government (and hence anti-Left) LGBT type person.
This is what it takes for the LGBT Left and the pro-gun Right to join me politicly? 49 dead innocents and 53 injuries of various degrees?
it aint all right and left ;)
Theres those of us that believe in live and let live. as long as your choices dont effect me and mine, do your thing. In that line of thought, it was Americans that were attacked, not a special interest group in my opinion. Now as Americans, we all should embrace our heritage and excercise our rights especially that of self defense.
Many people here believe that those people lost their innocence the day that they decided to defy God by choosing to be gay.
I agree that people that think that way are functionally retarded.
What in tarnation are you talking about? If you have ever been disrespected on this site, I have not seen it. I certainly have not done it. This is one "evangelical" pastor who is desirous of an expression of Jesus' sacrificial love, sheesh. Who are the pro-Gun Right of which you speak? I don't consider myself right. If you insist on any direction associated with me, I hope it would be planted in the foundation of our Constitution, that's all. I'm really sorry to see a usually level-headed contributor engaging in divisiveness at this time. Sigh.
what about the behavior of people like you that keep returning to the blaze after their accounts are blocked Worrier-For-The-Babbling? You don't see that behavior as abnormal or disturbed in any way?
That's what happens when the ideological left uses groups, it disenfranchises, to promote its ideology and increase it power and control.
I dedicate this one to WFTB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE
Seems apropos considering circumstances:)
Hey this Russell Moore fellow seems to be trying to steer the conversation
into a direction that leads to a better relationship between people that really
need it. Perhaps it is way late, and perhaps it's a baby step, but i can't see
how to knock him for the effort. Seems he is way ahead of many of his
peers. I really can't blame you for the cynicism, i just would hate to see one
of the fewer voices for tolerance, compassion, and love for thy fellow man
negated to too little to late. We have to start somewhere after all.
Then stop defining yourself by your sexual preference. Nobody cares that you are a "lgbt type person". You want to be treated just like any other person but your community insists on defining you as not like any other person. Your sexual habits are yours, and they should stay there. Flamboyancy has always been an issue in the homosexual community and it is the only sexual preference I can think of that needs its own flag. You can't be included and excluded at the same time. By the way, if the rest of your community would have come together with our community on anti 2A legislation and not been "so left", there might have been some CCW permits in the room that could have stopped the killer.
I admire your intestinal fortitude. Had you been at that Nightclub ( and I'm glad you weren't ) you might have saved quite a few lives.
 June 13, 2016 at 12:38pm
“I think we’ve got to get back to commonsense safety reform…”
If that were true, then you wouldn’t be proposing reinstating an unconstitutional ban that when it sunset in 2004, even the most hardened of gun-grabbing Leftists of the day acknowledged made not a bit of difference in either the crime or accidental death/injury statistics for the period it was in effect, pre-, or post-.
But that’s okay, we all know it’s not true, which is why the mass media is giving you a pass on your anti-gun ********. Everyone knows the code language; gun safety law = gun control law, and gun control is not about guns, it’s about control.
 June 13, 2016 at 12:21pm
Clearly, if YOU’VE never needed a subway pass, then by Jason’s logic, we need to ban subway passes for everyone. I’m pickin’ up what you’re puttin’ down.