He started losing the weight at 16. It is quite possible that his obesity stems from what his parents fed him. At 16, when he was finally able to make his own food choices, he lost the weight. Asking people to fund his surgery is a fine way to do this… At least he’s not whining to the government about it! If people choose to go e of their own free will to help this young man, who are we to judge? Isn’t that what we, as small government people, should be applauding? He quite possibly HAS a job, but saving up $20k is not an easy feat for most people. He’s obviously done the work, not like he’s asking for liposuction or lap band surgery! (At least one of which WOULD be covered by obamacare!)
March 18, 2015 at 4:28am
If we tried organizing “as white people,” this despotic administration would find a way to designate us terrorists, and the next thing you know we would all be serving 50 years for some felony invented by Holder. It’s only okay to be proud or defensive of your race if it is something other than Caucasian.
 March 18, 2015 at 4:19am
Truth be told, slavery kept the south from growing as successfully as the north. After slavery was abolished, there was motivation for innovation, and the south became much more productive. So, no, the country really wasn’t built on the backs of slaves. The country stagnated on the backs of slaves, and the best of the freed slaves and their dependents (those not poisoned by entitlement and depravity) built this country side by side with all other hard working Americans.
 March 18, 2015 at 3:51am
The problem is the unions. Irish people tend to belong to unions (I know, a generality, but it’s true in every heavily Irish community I’ve ever seen) and the unions own the democrats lock, stock and barrel. The average Union member doesn’t really pay all that much attention (like most of America) but they are loyal to the union, so when the union tells them who to vote for, they do. Even when they are voting themselves out of a job! I’ve seen this first hand; my husband was a Boilermaker. They work (here) mostly on coal plants. Yet every candidate the union promoted was an anti-coal environazi. The vast majority of the rank and file votes like they were told, without questioning, and you would be snubbed or blackballed from jobs for offering a differing opinion.
 March 18, 2015 at 3:44am
Actually, the Church of England mostly hated the Catholics because HenryVIII wanted to bang someone other than his wife and the pope refused an annulment.
 March 16, 2015 at 7:55am
That would be us. The shortest way to get from here to there (or thereto here) is over the top of the world. Very worrisome, especially with the disappearance of the Russian leader.
 March 10, 2015 at 10:25am
Don’t forget that MANY Irish and Scottish were brought here under indentured servitude (captured, not by choice) and worked side by side with the African slaves. Many times they were treated worse than the black slaves, because they were cheaper. Most did not survive their period of servitude. Where’s MY reparations??
 March 9, 2015 at 12:40pm
I was not pointing out that bush was a fantastic, liberty loving president. I was pointing out the hypocrisy in snubbing Bush, who, arguably, will go down in history having done far fewer unconstitutional things than Obama. Not that it makes them okay, but at least his actions weren’t unilateral. He had the support of the liberty-stealing congress, as well. (As much as they all like to deny it, now.)
 March 8, 2015 at 9:31pm
Aren’t WE petty??As opposed to the current commander in chief, who bombs Amaerican citizens (and their families) into oblivion without benefit of a trial? And starts wars without benefit of congressional approval? Why, because his skin color is “right?” Who is the racist here??
As far as the contest for the worst president in our country’s history, the last two (Bush #2 and Obama) have both seemingly made a contest out of winning.
Saying, “your party’s president is worse than our party’s president, so we’re better…” is exactly what got us to where we are, and this country will continue to wallow in the tyrannical subjugation of the two-party chimera as long as that argument is made.
 March 8, 2015 at 5:33am
Is anyone else completely horrified by the news everyday? Between this and the teacher filming 5 year olds in the bathroom, is there any hope at all for us?
Yep, I have to take news vacations every few months.
Yes, Geo...Many have a rude awakening coming...
John 3:19 'This is the judgment, Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light...because their deeds were evil.'
 March 7, 2015 at 11:37am
Metal- your statement is pretty judgmental for a statement condemning someone for being judgmental.
 March 7, 2015 at 11:31am
This situation is completely different than the bakery or florist. The woman did not go to the go go government and sue when she was unhappy. She told people about her experience. Planet Fitness is using a broad generality (no judging- meant to refer to “based on fitness level”) to promote their progressive agenda. They chose the transgender man’s right to shower where he/she wished over the woman’s right to expect segregated showers. She did not go running to the court (the progressive way), she used the power of word of mouth and an information campaign to try and hurt their business, and that is her right.
 March 7, 2015 at 11:13am
All that she did was I form other member a of the gym’s policy, and they terminated her for it. THEN she went on the news. Not before. Being a conservative does not mean just having to lie down and TAKE poor treatment. She didn’t sue them. Just is letting the world know how they treat their customers. The transgender policy was not spelled out in the contract. They are using their “no judging” policy (based on fitness level) to promote their progressive agenda. Period. And just like all progressives, they are punishing someone who disagrees with them. Typical intolerant left.
March 5, 2015 at 3:04pm
Don’t you remember? She landed “under fire” and had to be rushed… Wait, that was a lie. She gets away with it because, to progressives, the ends justify the means. They don’t CARE if you lie, cheat, or steal, as long as your intentions were ideologically correct.
 March 3, 2015 at 7:14pm
Many people who “can’t” vote or get welfare, DO. See the example of the woman praised by Al Sharpton for bragging that she voted for Obama SIX times. Just because it is not on MSNBC doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. In fact, the opposite tends to be true.
 March 3, 2015 at 7:01pm
Gert- trickle down works great in a FREE economy. It does NOT work when government inserts itself and is merely a tool to transfer wealth from the people to their chosen elites (politicians and corporations) your beloved socialism/communism is coming, and I hope you love the breadlines. We are being set up as an oligarchy, and the politicians and their corporate brethren will have all the wealth while we fight over scraps. Yet here you are with your petty partisan sniping. There ARE no parties. There is the powerful, and there are the people. They keep us distracted with petty BS while they steal our and our children’s future. Remember… YOU asked for this. YOU begged for this. The end is close and you won’t be able to say you weren’t warned. Stop listening to the BS state run media and do some research on your own, for God’s sake! They are distracting you with bread and circuses while Rome burns.
 March 3, 2015 at 6:45pm
Gert, your comment insinuates that they have EVER acted from an ideological perspective. When?? The republicans have done nothing but support this president, even when what he is doing is blatantly unconstitutional. Beware- you support this president’s actions because he agrees with you politically? Do you think that power, once stolen, is EVER given back? Do you suppose that a republican president won’t abuse the American people’s power in the same way? Except, then, THEN it will be wrong, right? Only when you agree withthe action it doesn’t matter. Remember your stance when someone is unilaterally turning over Roe VS Wade, lowering taxes, or cutting welfare. Remember that YOU supported this, YOU set this up. And when it come to being excluded from political discourse, the only ones who have been excluded in this country are the conservatives and libertarians. Reid spent the last years not allowing debate on any item the conservatives passed. Look it up. I know you won’t. Progressives have their own agenda, and the truth is not part of it.
 March 3, 2015 at 11:42am
Obama seizing federal control of local and state law enforcement. Article below
Doesn't matter. We outnumber all of the armies of the world put together. When SHTF, these communists can surround themselves with a 500 protectors each and it won't be nearly enough.
These arrogant fools are playing chicken with the wrong crowd. The end result will look like a sparrow trying to play chicken with a train and the communists would be representing the sparrow.
I fully support the right of parents not to vaccinate. I also support the right of society to not allow those unvaccinated children into school, daycare, sports activities, etc. Actions (or inaction!) have consequences.
Yes, because the vaccines are SOOOOO effective. Don't you think it's a little hypocritical to say that the vaccines work, yet want to prevent a child who hasn't been vaccinated BECAUSE the unvaccinated child might give a fully vaccinated child a disease that the fully vaccinated child was fully vaccinated AGAINST?
Divide and conquer! As if we are not already divided. Now this vaccine issue pops up. My like minded friends have pulled away from me because of this. We believe, or so I thought, in freedom of choice. You get an outbreak of measles and now friends have become enemies. Can't we see what is going on here? Divide and conquer.
I don't understand why the kids shouldn't be allowed into school, etc. If those that are calling for this action already have their kids vaccinated then there is nothing for them to worry about.
A person should not be forced to inject cells from an aborted fetus injected into her child's body. That is why autoimmune diseases have become so prevalent.