I live in Alabama too, and hear those same things – BUT – Revolution is right…. everyone I ask says they will still vote Democrat. I have managed to persuade a few, but only a few, to consider voting differently….and they were well educated and well-spoken. The rest? Well, let’s just say they just refuse to listen.
June 30, 2015 at 7:32pm
I spend more, but any seafood I buy HAS to come from the Gulf. We have a local guy who makes trips to the coast 3 times/week. Seafood ALWAYS is very fresh and yummy.
 June 30, 2015 at 1:20pm
Amen to that! One time I was waked up around 2:00 AM – a God thing – and I did a “kid check” – something I know every parent has done. My oldest was not in her bed. She had already come home that night, checked in, and then apparently left. She was 17 at the time, and had been a great kid. Never had to impose a curfew – she was always home by midnight, honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, etc., Had been home-schooled until that last year of high school. But she was NOT there. I was a sneaky mom – so instead of freaking out, I just crawled into her bed and waited. Imagine her face when she sneaked in about an hour later and saw me in her bed! It was priceless. Now she is married to a great guy, has 3 kids, and is Director of Admissions for the Auburn School of Osteopathy. Stay with those kids – don’t let up or give up. They are worth it.
 June 30, 2015 at 9:25am
My maternal grandmother and mother lived the same thing with the black families who lived and worked with them at their boarding house in Arkansas.- 80308. They were very much the main source of support and emotional comfort to each other through births, deaths, wedding, and everything in between. The idea of skin being a reason for hate was not present. They believed God made us all in His own image. As a matter of fact, my mama picked cotton along side of the rest of her family, both black and white. She talked about how heavy the sacks would get, and how hot it was. It was her grandmother who brought water out to everyone working in the fields – everyone drinking from the same bucket and ladle – and every family or friend she had or knew was doing the same thing. Funny thing about “progressives” – they just won’t progress – because then they wouldn’t have anything to B&^%H about.
 June 29, 2015 at 4:45pm
Huh? Huffpo and gaystar? You gotta be kidding. Have at it – but I think I will pass.
Here brother, I'll help you out...
For all my Christian friends blowing up the internet angry about the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage for our country. Please remember a few things before you vent...
First and foremost....calm down. Some of us are already acting like buffoons.
Your religion is not being attacked. In fact, this ruling actually reinforces our countries commitment to let people live, grow, and even worship as they believe.
This ruling doesn't ask you to change any of Jesus' message.
We can still love.
We can still show kindness and understanding.
We can still show everyone they really do matter to God.
We can still marry the opposite sex, as well.
We can still feed the hungry and clothe the poor.
We can still worship God the way we believe we should. Even this Sunday, you can attend a church. Nothing has changed.
Maybe now that we are not trying to stop others from getting married, we can finally take the time to figure out why our own marriages are failing; because, the argument that a gay-marriage is somehow soiling the sanctity of our third marriage, is as ridiculous as it sounds.
We can now focus on bigger issues that actually matter and impact humanity for the good.
We can still (and should) be accepting to the entire LGBT community no matter what differences we may or may not have with them, (FYI- we should have been doing this all along guys).
You know, I have always found it interesting how our religion, based so deeply in love, acceptance, and kindness, gets easily hijacked into political hatred and social judgments. We need to stop trying to legislate our own morality and ethics onto those who don't believe the same way. Jesus never did this. And in truth, most of us "Christians" disagree greatly on the tenants of what are "moral issues" within our own faith. In many ways, we are a herd of cats trying to steer the world. And, it's not working people.
And to my many friends in the LGBT community...Congratulations, my friends! I am happy for you all. As a proud member of the American community, I believe that you should have the same rights as everyone else. It's one of the things that makes our country such a great place to live.
Now my Christian brothers and sisters, you are free to carry on with your outrage, anger, and venting...
But, when you're done could you give the rest of us a hand?! Jesus' love is a pretty heavy thing to carry all the way to the rest world and we could use the help.
 June 28, 2015 at 12:49pm
But, according to the head line – the explosion climbed. It didn’t say what it climbed on. I swear – my 15 yo granddaughter has better grammar skills. The situation sounds terrible, though. Scary.
 June 28, 2015 at 12:44pm
No – not a stroke – just a really badly written article that confused the reader. All I know is that the girl is dead, and it was intentional. Other than that – maybe that she was on top of a car? Or ….. well, actually, that’s all I got.
The newswriter of this article needs to go back to Jounalism school. My second thought, black on white crime.
 June 28, 2015 at 11:21am
Gave me my first laugh of the day!
 June 25, 2015 at 7:06pm
Not fond of any of them. Geraldo makes me crazy. I make myself crazy trying to understand how they manage to come up with their opinions, thought processes, etc. None of them makes any sense to me. Bob was the king of stinkers, though. Haven’t missed him, glad he’s gone. Hope he recovers, but lawdy, he was a nasty person.
 June 25, 2015 at 8:30am
Well, up until this point, everyone who watches the MSM formed their opinion on what they were fed – and not on actual first hand observation – you know – the truth. The air is getting thicker, and there is a big explosion on the horizon. The left is seriously getting more and more aggressive, and people are beginning to push back. While not a HUGE O’Reily fan, he made me proud in his segment last night….and there are quite a few people who do listen to and trust him. My biggest complaint has been that he has been slow to come around and seems blind to things that are blatantly obvious to me. I realized last night that by being ultra cautious, and unwilling to automatically concede, his explosion was even more effective. While I don’t agree with Glen on everything, I do believe that he has been unfairly given a bad reputation by the MSM. Now we see why – he generally makes sense and good grief – we can’t have a conservative making sense, now can we?
 June 24, 2015 at 7:55pm
Boy howdy – he’s full of himself isn’t he? Apparently he has forgotten he is theoretically a servant of the people. Nimrod.
 June 22, 2015 at 10:38pm
When I hear about stories like this, my thoughts are that God must have something really special for her to do or be. I will certainly be praying for her and for her family. How very sad.
 June 22, 2015 at 7:27pm
I would have no problem with you calling me a redneck. I am. I work out in the sun, and my neck is red, and it comes from lots of hard work. I also feel no need to perpetually look for a reason to be offended. We have gotten way to far off track when it comes to words. You KNOW when someone is trying to offend, and when they are just flapping their yap. I have heard people be very ugly about someone else without ever using one word that appeared to be offensive or in a way that had to be taken as ugly. It is sad that when you are truly friends with someone who has a different skin color and you have to weigh every word out of fear of offending, even though the last thing you would ever want to do is hurt their feelings. Why has the color of one’s skin become such a touchy subject? If people would quit worrying about it, I bet it would go the way of the dinosaurs. It was never an issue for me, but I have found myself pushed into a corner. I just want to go back to being Americans. We ALL owe this country our allegiance and our love, and we ALL should be working hard to make it wonderful again….ALL of us…. black, white, rich, poor, young and old. I love America, and am so sad to watch us become the land of the perpetually offended.
 June 22, 2015 at 7:11pm
OMG – if he did that, the press would spend all their time listening to the clacking of the alarms as they sounded off with every word that fell out of his mouth. He has literally forgotten what truth is, and has absolutely no idea how to be honest. I have often wondered what the job requirements are to get that job. They have to be some real lulus.
 June 22, 2015 at 7:07pm
They will only apply those terms to republicans, conservatives, Tea Party Members, or Christians….regardless of whether their words or truth and certainly without vetting the information. When describing lefties, democraps, muslims, or blacks – they “did not tell the truth” or “misspoke”. They are hypocritical to the point of absurd. This guy admitting he was wrong is very odd – and I honestly can’t help but wonder if there is an ulterior motive of some sort.
 June 22, 2015 at 8:22am
I thank God every day that I live in the middle of hundreds of acres at the end of a drive way that is about 2/3 mile long. Loads of security, both electronic and personal. I feel it coming, the air is getting thicker.
 June 21, 2015 at 1:29pm
Seriously? Even my 17 yo granddaughter that is in pubic school sees how awful it is. Yesterday she was telling me that every chance she gets to write an essay of her own choosing she writes about how they are revising history to suit and agenda. We are getting a bunch of kids that know how to test, but have no idea about critical thinking, etc. Common Core is producing kids who will fall into the progressive/liberal line of thinking once in college – if you consider that “working out well” – I don’t know what to say.
 June 21, 2015 at 12:46pm
@moderaterepublican – bless your heart. What a pitiful person you are. Yes, obama is using every opportunity possible to stir the pot – and doing absolutely nothing to bring people together. Fortunately, the people of Charleston rose above the rhetoric, and never gave them an opportunity to take their message any further. In fact, their “rising above” the whole thing has made obama and hillary look small and petty. Those in Charleston had only to do the right things, and say the right things, and without pointing at anyone specifically – they became the messengers of God’s message – and exposed the difference in the two way’s of approaching life in general. It is not always a black person’s fault, but until they take responsibility for their part of the problem, nothing will change. You see it always being a black person’s fault? How about I see it always blamed on white privilege or some such crap. It is the choice of the person committing the crime, regardless of their color. Personal responsibility. Period. Pointing fingers is useless. Stirring up racial animosity is just wrong. What a terrible leader/man we have living in that big white house. What an even worse woman who wants to live there.
 June 21, 2015 at 12:11pm
What is really coming to the front is the major difference in the response of these awesome people – of all colors – and the petty divisive message from obama et al. The way the community came together rather than looting and pillaging, stomping their feet, and acting like spoiled disgusting people has been inspiring, and makes me proud. Add to that the fact that Boston was not a racial incident that was forced into becoming a racial division – while the one in Charleston clearly was, yet resulted in unity and love rather than a temper tantrum. The big difference? Jesus. Jesus is the reason one reacted one way, and the absence of Jesus gave the other result. God was so present despite the horrifying act of a very evil person. When we allow Him to guide our hearts, and as the preacher said this morning in their service – when we keep our hand in His – we will always be pointed in the right direction. Not always easy, and not always what our flesh wants, but always right. Compare that to obama, hillary, and others, and how they shamelessly took advantage of what they saw as a political opening to promote their war on the 2nd amendment – and the difference is blatant. Makes them look so petty and small. That idiot that made a comment about how awful it would have been if one of the church members had been armed was just stupid. I sure haven’t noticed any professional agitators milling around in the crowd. Prayers for this church, and gratitude to God for their message of love.
"Add to that the fact that Boston was not a racial incident that was forced into becoming a racial division – while the one in Charleston clearly was, yet resulted in unity and love rather than a temper tantrum."
A perfect analysis!
Assets and Gertiek, awesome!
Isn’t it interesting that our illustrious president obama, or anyone in his family, did not feel this situation important enough to skip their separate father’s day vacations!
However, I hope and pray this single incident, and how people are peacefully handing it, will put an immediate and long lasting stop to riots and the anti-police rhetoric.
Not holding my breath though.
Gert: Well stated . Boston = the action of angry Marxists ; Charleston = the reaction of authentic Christians . Marxism = demand, take, and pillage ; Christianity = love your neighbor, forgive him , and help him in his times of need. A lovely lesson in comparisons.
Charleston, in most aspects, is a city of Love. We are not called the Holy City for nothing!
Conde’ Nast magazine..for 2 years…has said that Charleston, SC is the BEST city to visit, in the WORLD!
I am so glad they turned Sharpton away!
No riots here, even though some politicians, and racists still want to see some.
We had riots during the 60′s, and that was something we remember!
Maybe I'm just being slow here... what happened in Boston? Are you thinking Baltimore?
Other than that... I agree completely! Very well said!
Gert, here's what Obama said about these murders committed by a white racist who hated blacks enough to kill nine of them:
Would you how his remarks were "petty" and "divisive"? If you haven't watched what Obama said please do and explain to me what he said that you found offensive and racially divisive.
As far as the remarks on gun control you do realize that the vast majority of Americans, including Republicans and NRA members - members, not the leaders - support universal background checks.
Sure, your argument isn't unique. Whenever there are mass murders like Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and so on, any comment about gun control is slammed as "politicizing" the event. That's big money talking, not the American people. Discussions on how our country can limit access to crazy people, pedophiles and terrorists isn't anti-2nd Amendment.
I'll give you credit for making 1/3 of your post about admiring those in Charleston, but the other 2/3ds, the parts blaming this event on anything but the white racism that our country has a long history of doesn't impress me at all. All those words and not one suggesting that hatred of blacks or other minorities is a problem in this country.
A criminal who stole a gun and sells it to another criminal will not first get a background check.
Our murder rate is the lowest it has been since before 1960 and has been steadily declining for decades.
You will have to go back more than 50 years to find a murder rate lower than what we have now.
Speck, the percentage of people who identify as religious, particularly Christian is also the lowest point in the last 50 years. If that's your point how dare you draw that conclusion!
We still have 4 to 5 times as many gun murders per capita as any other comparable country in the world and 10 or 20 times more than most. Check this out:
Spot on, mate...
Detroit's murder per capita rate is 54.7. Twelve time higher than the country's average.
They are among the leaders when it comes to restrictive gun laws.
This was VERY well written and I am going to share it! And I could not agree more!! Prayers to those affected by this horrible act!!!
 June 20, 2015 at 7:10pm
Personally, I think that unless you are TRULY disabled, or receiving SS, and are on ANY kind of govt. assistance – you should not be allowed to vote because you will NEVER vote for what is best for America – only what will put more goodies in your pocket. It is too easy to spend other people’s money.