How about just have a marching band…Florida A&M’s would do fine. Celebrities had absolutely nothing to do with making the game popular…and they do nothing to honor or enhance the game. It’s time to get rid of the annual halftime circus that usually is put on by some narcissist with an overblown image of themself using the opportunity to ‘enlighten’ a captive audience. It is basically abuse of access to media. Most of us watch sports to get away from these types. The politicians should also be banned.
Articles like this picking and reframing numbers and points of contention are not of much use. The author more than likely is not a Trump fan, and when BO was running for POTUS, there were articles from the right that picked on similar issues. We are reduced to using common sense. The underlying points are that more cops are being killed, unemployment is worse than reported, ditto the economy, immigration is out of control and against the will of the majority of people, etc. Either you are on the side where you believe those things are true or you are not.
If someone was in fact interested in parsing words and truly checking out facts and figures, the only way they could BEGIN to reconcile is to put both sides in a room to present documentation and frames of reference…allowing each side to continue until all evidence was presented and checked out. In other words, it ain’t gonna happen. We must use common sense.
 July 17, 2016 at 10:04am
For the moment, assume Batey’s mother was indeed shocked and horrified that her son could be capable of not only the crime, but the mindset of her rapist son.
Are we to believe he left home to play football at Vanderbilt as a person of high moral character?
How did the transformation to becoming a hate-filled, violent racist happen in the next 2 years? Is this reason enough to suspect the environment at Vanderbilt? Did they teach him the victim mentality and that America is a bad place deserving of they type of violence and hatred he doled out in the form of abusing, humiliating, and damaging the true victim?
I don’t know anything about Vanderbilt’s culture, but it would seem they should be very concerned that such a transformation can take take place in the midst of their environment. With all the studies being conducted at the university level, it seems to me it would be appropriate and necessary to conduct a study on all things surrounding what turned Batey into an antisocial monster.
If they (the Board of Regents/Trust) have any conscience or concern, they should get to the bottom of this one way or another and either recognize there is a problem or Vanderbilt’s environment and culture had nothing to do with his evolution.
In the meantime, parents considering Vanderbilt as a place for their child’s college education should take into account the school’s action and/or inaction, and use common sense to connect the dots if the school is part of the problem.
 July 13, 2016 at 9:06am
Not just racist…OPENLY racist…and it seems that it doesn’t occur to the representatives and reporters on our side to put an accuser on the spot and force them to be accountable for their accusations by providing factual examples.
 July 8, 2016 at 2:41pm
There are plenty of places where it is far more dangerous to be white. Take most of the south side of Chicago, for instance or plenty of areas in Baltimore. I’d bet the east side of Dallas is no picnic these days either.
Yeah really. If he cared about the Vets, he would have tried to help them, not screwed them over continuously.
Put our money where your mouth is Odumbio, who are we kidding, Barry is as worthless as a fly on horse manure.
Whenever a veteran calls a VA hospital it politely reminds them that suicide is an option. “If you are having an emergency please dial 911. If you are having thoughts of suicide please call the suicide hotline. If you are trying to reach someone, like your physician, please call back tomorrow at exactly 9:00AM and be prepared to be on hold for a few hours. Please don’t bother us during peak business hours as we are busy with other patients. Your physician may or may not be present at the time you get a response so leave a message. Goodbye.”
If we really cared about disabled vets, we would get rid of the VA, buy them an insurance plan and let them go to their own doctors.
Instead we force them in to a single payer, socialist system which everyone thinks they can fix with more gov't.
As a disabled vet being screwed by everyone who thinks the VA can be "fixed" all I can say is just wait - it's coming to you soon.
Where was Obama when our heroes were dying in Benghazi??
I could be wrong, but it appeared that Obama was checking emails or texts while sitting on the speakers dais during a hymn sung to our fallen heroes. I noticed the other military officers were looking at him from time to time. He would glance up for a moment then return to the phone or electronic device he was holding. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t reading his speech because his two trusty teleprompters were sitting there ready to go. Anyone else notice that? It just seemed a solemn moment that required strict protocol and attention.
May 27, 2016 at 1:12pm
Trump supporters are made up of far more than that. I consider myself a CC to the letter…but the time has passed for insisting on a traditional CC candidate. The primaries are the time for that, and no CC candidate got it done. We now have Trump…who is our guy for 2016. If anyone can’t see a difference between him and either Hillary or Sanders…it is because they don’t want to see it. We have made strides in Congress, but to think we can undo 2 generations of Liberalism gone wild in one election is just not feasible. It takes time and we’re getting there. Trump was not my choice in the primaries, but he’s what we have…which is better than what THEY have…and he’ll do OK.
 May 20, 2016 at 12:40pm
This needs to be confronted with a nice big fat lawsuit. There is little room for even a liberal judge to determine that disagreeing with climate nonsense is still freedom of speech. If it’s not confronted, then count on more libtard administrators doing the same thing.
 May 19, 2016 at 3:43pm
Very insightful reply. Even if Facebook were nothing more than a collection of airheads and Pollyannas, people refuse to acknowledge that their votes count just as much as a politically savvy member of MENSA. The fact that that the narrative has been seized by leftists across the media and education spectrum(s) should concern everyone that wants this country back on the right track. The clueless are engineered to think…and subsequently vote a certain way, and their numbers are growing even more. Ignoring social media is as big a mistake as can be made.
 May 19, 2016 at 1:43pm
…the meeting was called between Facebook senior staff and conservative media leaders.
Um…how many of the media leaders there were technical enough to examine the algorithms, routines, and subroutines to confidently say there’s no problem? How about independant auditors that can tie specific IDs to logs that would capture suppression and/or modification? Basically this was nothing more than a meeting ‘expressing concern’ which was responded to with a likewise ‘sincere response’ articulating how seriously they took their policies and standards. Did Facebook offer to let someone perform an audit? Are they willing to discuss specific charges in the public square to debunk them? Of course not. Despite simple points such as I’ve presented, Beck is satisfied that there’s no shenanigans going on? Geez…
Well from what I read in the story, it would appear that Glen thinks the 'on button' to his computer, is a PEZ dispenser.
May 18, 2016 at 12:02pm
It is clear Eric Bolling dropped the ball on this opportunity to shut Juan’s mouth…he should have had these facts ready to go.
 May 18, 2016 at 8:34am
I’m a bit surprised Eric never mentioned what the real reasons were…I would have thought he’d know.
This was around the time IBM introduced the personal computer. A brand new THING that cost around $3k and were being bought by the truckload. Notice I didn’t say SHIPload…because they were actually made here too. Manufacturers, packagers, shippers, programmers, designers, etc….this created jobs by the millions.
Top that off with the fact congress actually shoved welfare reform down Clinton’s throat (he vetoed it and they wound up overriding)…for the double whammy. Savings by the billions in excessive welfare reined in…and a brand new industry that consumer America couldn’t get enough of.
It wasn’t anything to do with Clinton and them’s the facts, Jack.
The economy was already beginning to heal when Clinton took office and immediately, He and Hilldabeast tried to go on a spending spree and take over the health care system. America responded by throwing the democrats out of the house and senate for the first time in decades. Thus began the greatest economy ever until Bush's 7th year when Barry Soetoro came to office in the senate and the senate and house went back into democrat hands and the economy tanked and hasn't recovered yet.
 May 16, 2016 at 10:40am
Glad to see Daryl push back. He is passionate about his music to this day. Anyone that would like a better understanding of his musical roots should tune into ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ on MTV. (don’t worry…it is not typical MTV shlock…seriously…it is quite enjoyable).
There use to be a term of affection for white artists whose music contained black influence…it was called ‘Blue-eyed Soul’…and there were many in that category: Boz Skaggs, Spencer Davis, Young Rascals, Mitch Ryder, Michael McDonald….MANY MANY.
Leave it up to ‘Academia’ to just make up stuff to whine and complain about. Instead of music being something that brings people together, they’d rather give it a politically moronic term and use it for further divisiveness.
 May 11, 2016 at 11:13am
The college industrial complex gets the credit for this mindset. Generations of unfettered agitators and malcontents teaching and brainwashing young minds…cultivating hatred for the country…they now want what they want and are completely uninterested in factual evidence that conflicts with their mindset. If Fidel Castro were running here and promised ‘free’ tuition and healthcare, they’d vote for him. Bernie Sanders having followers is no surprise.
Right you are, but do not give the grammar and high schools short shrift, they prep them for the finishing schools of progressive indoctrination.
Yeah, it's a lot like rafael eduardo cruz having followers, actually... cubanadian "ted".
[-1] May 6, 2016 at 12:03pm
amendii…not sure if this response will line up right but it’s to your question.
I can probably give you more than one…
1) Trump has promised to secure the borders…nobody in the establishment or any other candidate has made it clear what they would do and they mostly choose to avoid the question.
2) He has promised to confront the one-sidedness of these trade agreements that not only pile onto the trade deficit…but escort our jobs overseas.
3) He is the only candidate that promised to repeal BOcare and delivered a plan to do it.
4) He has said loudly and clearly that he will suspend Muslim immigration until we’ve gotten a grip on what’s happening and how to stop it. Every other candidate is just too afraid to say anything.
There is plenty to like about Trump…and there is plenty to dislike about him. However, he is now our candidate and it serves no purpose to sit out the election and let things get exponentially worse. I am not a Trump fan, but I do believe he is at least not a Globalist.
Geetee, you are mistaken. While Trump was outspoken on these issues and pushed them to the forefront, other candidates had similar opinions and plans as well.
[-3] May 6, 2016 at 9:58am
If hanging your hat on an adage makes you sleep well at night and gives you satisfaction in not voting, good for you. However, there’s another side to that logic…you are actually voting for the greater of 2 evils if you opt out.
Give me one conservative argument to support Trump. The argument must be based on Trump, not Clinton.
My vote will be going to a true conservative, not a liberal calling himself a Republican. My vote will not be wasted on Trump.
May 5, 2016 at 2:14pm
As I stated…both candidates have warts. To ignore Cruz’s ‘confusion’ on legislation encouraging more immigration…his cozy relationships with finanacial institutions…his dependence on the disproportionate contributions of a handful of donors…his capitalizing on delegates that subvert the voting process…is disingenuous. Perhaps Trump has seen the light…there were plenty that were against Reagan back in the day too as being a lightweight…liberal…etc. I don’t pretend to having the ‘key’ information making it clear who is the better candidate. What is clear is Trump’s positions now…the ones he has articulated over and over the past year…what he has promised in the public square for the world to hear…while all the other candidates (including Cruz) tap-danced around the hard-to-answer questions. If he does not follow through, then shame on him…but nobody can blame the electorate for wanting an outsider…it is the perpetual deceit of the GOP elites and professional pols that have caused the masses to look elsewhere. At this point our only choice is to support Trump…pray for him…and use our energy toward defeating Hillary.
May 3, 2016 at 4:39pm
Some polar opposition here between the Cruz and Trump camps.
I have my own reservations about both candidates. Trump from a Bill of Rights perspective, and Cruz from an about-face perspective. To pretend neither has warts cannot be supported with fact.
What I do know is that I understand how we got here.
Trump has identified several key hot-button issues.
1) Illegals in the country are rampant and becoming belligerent. The GOP elites won’t even discuss this, and not one other candidate has said what they would do to stop it. It may surprise some that there are actually laws that went through congress to build the fence, but over time people lost track or became disinterested and congress chose to ignore the law. Trump has said he’ll build the fence.
2) The trade imbalance is killing us. In addition to the deficit and deficit spending, we have another half-trillion leaving the country. Trump is the only one that has articulated how one-sidedly bad the current deal are and the effect they’ve had on the working class. Again, neither the GOP elites nor any other candidate wants to speak about it. Deal-making is probably Trump’s strongest suit. It’s gotten people’s attention.
3) We have BAD people coming into this country that are exploiting political correctness. The elites? Nothing to say…the other candidates…pretty much the same. Trump says he will stop it.
Pretending Cruz is better at all the above seems like an empty claim. Where’s the beef?
Perhaps the beef lies in consistency. 1) Trump in 2012 said Romney's immigration policy was "mean spirited" and that you could not deport 11 million people. Now he says the opposite. What changed? 2) Trump's answer to the trade imbalance is a trade war involving tariffs. Historically,that has always been disastrous. Cruz ( although he has pulled out) pushed deregulation and tax reduction which are free market principles held in contempt by Trump. 3) Yes,we have bad people coming into the country but back in 2012 Trump supported the "Dream Act". When did he suddenly notice that "bad people" were coming in. In other words, why do you believe him when he held totally opposite views a couple of years ago and his economic solutions are questionable? Of course, it does not matter now, we only have two progressives running for president.