It’s a lot more fun to pretend the world is ending, but it isn’t. The indexes needed to realign with actual market conditions. The US economy is still growing, and after Labor Day the volatility will even out. My whole life I have been confused by people who choose panic over reason. Don’t you panic-people realize that you create the problem?! It’s basic game theory…if we all stay cool we all win. Yet another way in which stupidity destroys the world.
Yeah EcoLaguna! That 1-2% percent feeble growth rate obama's been engineering really has confidence levels at an all time high!
 August 19, 2015 at 10:37am
You are wrong on this one! As a married man, I know it’s tempting to imagine your wife’s virtue. However, EVERY recent study has shown between 50%-60% of women have cheated.
[-3] August 18, 2015 at 10:24am
I don’t think the diversity issue is the core of the problem. I think it’s that these women portray themselves as mindless idiots. I believe that is their prerogative. That said, it definitely does compromise their integrity a bit.
Wow, JRook. You might as well wear a sign that says, “I don’t understand why hot girls always ignore me, and date fraternity ********.” I think it’s because insecurity that gets expressed as anger is still just insecurity.
August 18, 2015 at 10:12am
If the voting was limited to young white men without a four year degree, then Trump could be elected.
 August 17, 2015 at 10:16am
All sorts of bad things must happen to you for “no reason.”
[-10] August 17, 2015 at 10:12am
How could this comment have -8 likes!! It’s not a photoshopped picture!!! The only possible explanation is that trump supporters are emotionally driven nitwits. Liberals have people who mindlessly jump on every environmental bandwagon, and we have Trump supporters. Sucks.
August 16, 2015 at 9:51am
That’s childish magical thinking. History is a record of unpunished evils. You could pick any decade at random, and discover hundreds of deeds much worse than this that went unpunished. If you believe God is going to punish AT&T execs, than your lord is very political.
[-8] August 12, 2015 at 10:22am
There aren’t alternatives in many communities for STI testing/treatment, annual exams, and prescription birth control.
Yes there are… They’re called “The Doctor’s Office”, abstinence and responsibility..
Is this from personal experience, or a sheet of Planned Parenthood talking points?
Tax payers should not be footing the bill for abortion services. If the market exists, private organizations (or private donor funding to PP) would certainly thrive in these communities. Either way, why do people like you insist on forcing tax payers to subsidize the sex lives of indigent and destitute people?
That lie being pushed by PP supporters, there are a lot of much better places to go to get all those things and better med care, And now with SCOTUS care it's ALL FREE!
 August 11, 2015 at 9:05pm
I really dislike Trump, but I would love to see him open a can of whoop ass on these folks!
You would love it for the the reason so many of us admire Trump. We finally have a candidate who won't collapse at the first sign of disagreement and apologize.
I really like Trump, and I would love to see him open a can of whoop ass on these folks!
Reread you comment.
So you hate Trump but you think it is time for leaders to stand up to this corruption?
It would appear that through your own admission trump is the only one to do it.
At first, i had a hard time accepting it, but it is true.
 August 11, 2015 at 3:01pm
To clear up any confusion, I think Obama is an awful president. However, his myriad failings don’t excuse Trump.
 August 11, 2015 at 10:19am
Please help me understand you people. I am a centrist conservative. Many people on here, are far right of me on many issues, but I always understand where they are coming from. With Trump, I can’t understand why you support many of his behaviors that lack integrity. Calling people names is stupid, and immature but more importantly, it shows a basic lack of integrity and ethical thinking. Likewise, why shouldn’t reporters be able to ask whatever they want without a childish backlash? The fact is that many of you are falling prey to a basic logical fallacy. You are attempting to justify his behaviors by looking for ways in which he has been “provoked,” rather than confronting the deficits in his character. How do think the world would treat him if he became the nominee? How would democrats treat him, or antagonistic foreign leaders? Do you really think it’s permissible to have a president who has temper tantrums, and can’t ever admit that he has made even the smallest mistake? You are either so caught up in your own world that you can’t see what’s in front of you, or you also lack integrity. If there is a better explanation, please write it out. Just saying “I’m sick of the status quo” isn’t a response. That’s just an emotional reaction.
Because this Obama (Trump) is on the side leaning right, and I'm saying this as a strong conservative. It is ridiculous how the same ruthless behavior is acceptable at all, especially when Republicans FINALLY have some strong Constitutional candidates with scruples and strong moral characters to choose from. Trump's background simply reveals that he is ruthless and has benefited from the very corrupt system which needs to be eliminated.
And Trump is a Godless man. Most of us here believe God is an important part of our lives and that our leaders should as well.
KittensAndPuppies says "And Trump is a Godless man"
He is a presbyterian and active.
Trump is bringing back name calling used by the early men of this nation.
Early in this countries history for politics:
Things got ugly fast. Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."
In return, Adams' men called Vice President Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."
I’ll tell you why Trump resonates with so many Americans. He is funding his own campaign, therefore, he does not have to tiptoe around what he says in order to not offend his donors. Americans are tired of these politically correct and pre-polled speeches given by politicians. Why does Trump get so animated? Because he is passionate about his beliefs. His beliefs aren’t based on what the most recent poll says people think he should believe. You can’t be passionate if the polls direct your beliefs. Americans are also tired of weak presidents that have no skill in negotiating. Why can’t congress get anything done? Because Republicans and Democrats have no clue how to give a little for the greater good (just look at how Rubio is getting skewered for his vote on abortion, even though he has a stronger stance than the law that he voted for. He is being ridiculed for negotiating.). They act like school kids that think their way is the only way and are not willing to budge one inch. Why has Trump been so successful? He knows how to negotiate. That’s how he has gotten so much done in his life. I’m sorry, but a lackadaisical weed smoking president has not done anything good for this country. Reagan and Trump knew/know when to walk away from the negotiating table if the other side is not willing to participate in the negotiating process, rather than just cave to their wishes in order to say that they got something done.
Nice rant Ego and you managed it without using Obama as our current bad behavior example even once. We have survived with Obama and his ways for 6 years and it will take someone like Trump to doubledown and reverse all that Obama has accomplished.
There is going to be a lot of childish backlash from the left and Trump is the perfect guy to dish it right back at them. No we can not all get along. You are fired );
Here I will help you understand. I would rather side with someone who doesn't pretend that they never called someone a name. But in fact when said person gets confronted they say "Yeah." Oh and if you don't know Glenn is included with, "Calling people names is stupid, and immature but more importantly, it shows a basic lack of integrity and ethical thinking." Since if you have been listening since the FLA Shlub Club days through today, you might have realized a few name calling episodes. Care to be honest about your words not mine. Indubitably I am kind so I will give you your Internet out. You are a maroon. There I did it I called you a name. Oh and all your other, "basic logical fallacy." tripe, hilarious.
Ego . . .
"calling people names is stupid" - Isn't that name calling?
I would quickly stand up and support any of the Republican candidates if they were willing to fight for what they said they believed like Trump does. However, you listen to them on the TV circuit or in the debate and it's hard for me to believe anyone at their word, other than Trump.
Politicians vs Trump: A politician will say something from the heart, then get attacked by the media for it. In response, they back track and apologize for their comment and say that they really didn't mean it. Trump will say something from his heart and the media attacks him. He responds by saying he is sorry they don't agree, but won't take it back, because that is what he believes. He doesn't compromise his standards in hopes of increasing his vote count.
Marco Rubio earned points with me this week. When asked why he voted for a bill that allowed for abortion only when rape, incest or the mothers life was at risk, seeing that he did not believe there should be any exception. He did not back track and say, well I didn't really mean that I am opposed to the exceptions. No, he said, I voted for it, because it gets the law closer to what I believe than if we do not pass the law. However, he made it clear, he still did not believe in the exceptions.
I don't disagree with your assessment of Trump's behavior; much of it is unnecessary. I would say part of the appeal of Trump is that he is doing what most people only daydream about. How many times have you thought about just really letting someone like your boss or coworker have it. I know I've thought about it. But most of us never do those things for a variety of reasons. Some of us know we shouldn't because it isn't proper or respectful. Some of us don't because we don't have the power to get away with it. I would say a lot of his supporters are living vicariously through his actions. I'll be honest and say I am to a certain extant. I think most of it is probably for show; you don't get to where he is without a good head on your shoulders. As far as integrity goes, most of the politicians on that stage don't have any integrity left. It's evident in the way they've governed that they have none. At least with Trump he's upfront about most stuff, where the others are more secretive. For example, when Trump talks about giving to politicians for political favors; he's saying out loud what all of us already know, but none of the other politicians are willing to admit actually happens. So part of his appeal is also his honesty.
I personally think that Cruze is the best person for the job, but if Trump is the nominee, I'll vote for him. Hopefully that explains the support to a certain extant. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that's as good of an explination as any.
If the intrenched Republicans . Dislike him then he is the guy!!!!!. The problem is the Republicans that have held office longer then two terms need to be removed ! !!!!!! Stop the deficit increase is priority( deficit no bigger then 10 bill) . Cut all government spending by 20%, stop all government growth increase . Only get a increase every 3 years . These are just the starting point .
Ego (?) Lacuna - You cannot take anything out of context and have it make any sense. To begin with, "centrist conservative" is an oxymoron. You see Trump's lashing out as childish and immature. Let me ask you - what do you call Barack Obama's relentless lying about everything under the sun? What do you call his structural damage to the US economy and making the world a far more dangerous place? Everyone knew his character back in 2008 but elected the clown anyway based on white guilt and affirmative action thinking that has gone horribly awry. Obama started with lies about his relationship with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, continued with shovel ready jobs, why we needed to leave Iraq completely, his serial scandals, lying about Obamacare, lying about Benghazi, and now lying about the nuclear deal with Iran. The reason that Trump's stunts are being overlooked is that people are FED UP with the relentless lies from Obama and Hillary that are covered up or deflected by the MSM and the impotence of the GOP, led by the self-serving career politicians like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Trump has struck a cord by saying what the silent majority want to say but cannot.
P. T. Barnam said it best- "There's a sucker born every minute."
Reporters by and large have proven over and over that they are not any good at their job. Their aim primarily is to get a story that will get them promoted instead of reporting the news, in many cases they make up the news.
For those who think Mr. Trump hasn't laid out his ideas should read his book, "Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again" (2011).
As for his style...We've had the polished well spoken politician in office now for 7 years, how's that working for you? Personally I don't worry about his insulting people, most of them deserve it, they've been lying to the public and our 18 trillion dollar debt is proof. Read his book and get educated, instead of listening to people who just parrot what they hear.
To clear up any confusion, I think Obama is an awful president. However, his myriad failings don't excuse Trump.
I think his appeal is because for too long the Republican party has been seen as weak, too willing to shake hands and compromise and then get the hand bitten off and thwarted by the ruthless tactics of the other party.
For all his faults, Trump's appeal is exactly that he IS ruthless (or perceived that way at least), willing to be the only person in the room say, "hey, whatever, I'm doing it the way I think is best," and he doesn't go around apologizing.
These are not necesarily great traits, but I think this is where this country is now.
If the last 8 years have told us anything, it's that the Nice Guys and Gals) will lose. I sense that people are tired of losing, even if it means voting for the nastiest, most ruthless person in the race.
It's too bad it's come to that perhaps. But I think there's your answer, and that is what Trump's appeal is
"He's funding his own campaign." On the surface tjat sounds good. Not beholden to special interests, yadda yadda. But then again, he is not beholden to ANYONE. If he buys this election do you think he will feel anything but a patrimonial right to do whatever HE thinks best, regardless of what the people he serves want or need?
wish I had a few more thumbs up for your post EGo- hard to watch Blazers cut off their noses to spite their faces
I call them TRUMP-ets
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
all brass / no balls
Ego, nail on head man. Nail on head.
If the so called conservatives keep buying this Trump non-sense and completely empty rhetoric they are no better than the so called liberals that drooled over Obama and his completely empty rhetoric.
Honestly, many of the people here slobbering over and pandering for Trump is truly convincing me this country really is up crap creek with no paddle. We're so screwed.
Because no one will be able to turn Trump into a puppet, unlike every other person ever put into government. Of course he has defects of character, of course he may cause tension with foreign leaders if he treats them the way he treated Megyn Kelly (which I don't think he will; I think he knows how to negotiate). But at least he won't be controlled, and he cares about the economy, which if we don't take care of it now we won't have a country left. Every person on earth has defects so you pick the defects you can handle. He won't let powerful people boss him around so for me he is the leader of choice, flaws and all. Someone has to cut spending and whoever does better be able to handle a lot of backlash. Trump is ready.
DebBAK: Could it really be any worse than how Obama has done whatever he wants regardless of citizen support or law?
At least we know Trump hates to lose and fail and will fight tooth and nail to avoid it. Obama seems to thrive on failure and losing negotiations.
KevINtampa: Do you mean the Conservatives that listened to the empty rhetoric and have put Mitch McConnell and John Boehner in a place of power, so that they can continue to do nothing?
The RNC has gone too far right. The DNC has gone too far left. Now everyone wants to criticize people that want something more in the middle or some to the right of center where the RNC was at its best.
It seems that a lot of your comment applies to the current president.
 August 9, 2015 at 10:31am
Can’t you make your point without the thinly veiled racism? Your right that Sanders is ridiculous, and that this is the natural consequence of his platform. Why can’t you just say that without the “natives” part at the end? If you ever want another conservative in power, you have to stop branding yourselves as idiot, white-trash, racists. Even if you are, you need to consider the optics.
Hey Skippy, Sanders wasn't the "bad guy" here. The black idiots are.
How is it that no matter what the black thugs do, it's 100% OK? They can rob, loot, commit arson, murder, rob, assault, threaten a Presidential candidate and take over his speech, and you say it's bad for someone to use the word "natives"?
How about this? They are worthless, POS, black racist thugs that should have been either beaten or shot for doing what they did.
Ego uh, just how much must we pander, and create unheard of opportunity, shift trillions of dollars to, give preferential hiring to, etc. etc. and then listen to folks like you scold us for being unhappy when they’re biting the hands that feed them??? Our head racist 0webama has been a lightning rod for racism as black folks access to jobs other than government have evaporated, and poverty amongst them has grown. Black folks are their own worst enemies, as they lack incentive, initiative, and perseverance to attain. The cards in this society are stacked heavily in their favor for those who are willing. Listening ardently to these folks endless whining only encourages them to high and unrealistic expectations.
All protestors should be shot..as everyone knows all protestors are against big govt.
And here I thought you admired that !
Oh yeah, now I get it, these particular protestors were black, and that changes everything
I'm curious, and you seem to be a bright lad...why is Bernie ridiculous?
I thought his views would really help the middle class ...isn't that what most of us want?
Excuse me if I'm sick and tired of you non-white racist thugs trying to use the past against me so that you can get more government freebies.
So just pointing out that these degenerate little freaks are subhuman pieces of **** is somehow racist? You give them a free pass because of their color?
Maybe Hillary will put you in charge of passing out those get-out-of-jail-free Race Cards that Obama and Holder were so fond of passing out to scum like Trayvon Martin and that other POS in Ferguson.
 August 9, 2015 at 10:24am
Sadly, American Jews (I am one) have been deeply corrupted by leftism. I think most are a lost cause when it comes to thinking clearly.
that may come as a surprise to the current and past Israeli military leaders who disagree with Bibi and support the Iran deal:
I never understood and still don't why American Jewish people side with the liberals after 6 million deaths in WWII. Have American Jews have no feeling/loyalty to their own people after the inhumane and disgusting treatment by the n8zi's? If obamy has his way Israel will not exist. Is that not a repeat of history ? For a group of people who revere education history does not seem to impress them much. I feel so badly for what is going to happen again. Currently reading Defiance about the Bielsky brothers who were mainly interested in saving Jews--where are the 2015 Bielskys?
God Bless His People and Protect Israel from All Evil ....Shalom
They are JINO's, Jews in Name Only
Jews dug their own hole voting for Dems
To my Jewish brothers and sisters, you were fooled, just as many of my moderate friends were fooled by the current administration, who have turned their back on Israel and embraced Iran. Welcome to the Republican party, our current leaders (Senate and House) suck but we are a party that can be saved and you can help us clean up these dirtbags. Your old party is beyond repair.....they are Socialists......
It's not just American Jews, American Catholics too. Religiously conservative but socially liberal.
 August 8, 2015 at 11:16am
There absolutely are cases of medically necessary abortion. Denying that only underscores your unconsidered approach to this issue. I have seen mothers with traumatic injuries being triaged to determine which life to save. Many of you decide to deny the existence of possible situations that would make you black/white position untenable. That type of radical oversimplification is why the right gets accused of being anti-science.
 August 8, 2015 at 11:11am
It’s good to see Blazers are willing to talk about this topic rationally and calmly. The norm is a rapid degeneration to name calling. In order for pro lifers to make a strong case, they need to forgo religious arguments. Mentioning that mothers should not abort in order to avoid the judgement of God is a meaningless argument for people who don’t accept that model. If you can’t make a strong pro-life argument without resorting to the will of an unseen third party, there is a problem with the argument. I have seen firsthand cases where a pregnant mother has been brought in with traumatic injuries, and a triage was necessary to determine which life to save – mother or baby. Many of the medical interventions designed to save the mother couldn’t be tolerated by the fetus. Medically necessary abortion is a reality. A blanket ban doesn’t make sense from a medical perspective.
 August 5, 2015 at 3:45pm
The Constitution (like it or not) prevents the types of gun bans instituted in other countries. Those countries were not founded with gun rights enshrined in their founding documents. You may think the Constitution should be amended – fine. Realize though, that’s a separate discussion. It also would have far reaching implications that wouldn’t always be inline with positions you support. For example, if we start adding/subtracting to the Constitution, why not add an amendment banning abortion? If you want to consider solutions to this problem, you need to put on your big boy pants, and accept that guns are a part of the fabric of this society. You may hate it, but to assert that a European style ban could work here is just childish thinking.
[-16] August 5, 2015 at 3:31pm
You mean the evidence of the legal procedures followed by the legal procurement of tissue samples? Sounds scandalous.
There is nothing legal about selling human body parts. What the he** is wrong with you? Not on your meds today?
Said the person who obviously didn't watch any of the videos. Be careful, your inhumanity is showing.
[-21] August 5, 2015 at 3:30pm
Enough with these Nazi comparisons. They did not volunteer to starve to death, and then sign a consent to have their bodies burnt in a mass grave. Comparing this to what happened then is a shameful disgrace to the people who suffered in those camps. Spend some time and learn a little history before throwing around that lazy comparison again.
[-22] August 5, 2015 at 3:26pm
You clearly have no medical training, nor have you ever been in an OR. It isn’t what you see on television, or what Glenn tells you it is. Medical professionals across all specialties go to work every day just like you. While we work, we do the same things you do…we talk about what our kids are doing, where we are going on vacation, and how to complete the job efficiently and effectively. If you were a fly on the wall you would hear things like, “can you move this fat pocket over a bit,” or “I think we need to pull out just a little more intenstine to get a clean cut but we’ll have to set the liver out to do that.” It goes on and on like this. These women consent to donate the organs of the aborted fetus. While harvesting those organs, people act like people at work. Your outrage is disingenuous, or you are ignorant of how medical procedures are performed.