So Trump “borrows” money to his campaign rather than “gives” it. This means he gets ALL of his money back plus his legitimate donors subsidize the interest payments. In other words, he isn’t paying a dime of his own money, and all his campaign finances flow directly to his own bank account.
Wow you’re stupid! Add your name to the list with Brigott and 5775lindy in above post.
Not only that but some of us are buying caps.
Make America Great Again
So Trump “borrows” money to his campaign rather than “gives” it.....
That statement proves you know nothing about business and you are not a business owner...
To make it very simple there are legal reason why a business owner cannot and should not take money from his PERSONAL accounts and just "give" it to his business. Your personal finances have to be kept separate from your business finances, like I said for legal reasons.
If a business owner wants to take his personal money and put it into the business it has to be done as a loan the same as if you would go to a bank for a loan.....What Trump did is required by law and is perfectly legal. This proves how many people on this site never owned or ran a business.....
This is just another attempt by the Blaze (Glenn Beck) to turn a non story into a Trump attack. This exactly what the left does. They start a rumor or story, true or not, put it out there and hope it gets traction. The Blaze was counting on the fact that most people know nothing about business (except that they are told they are evil) and they knew people will run with this...
 February 1, 2016 at 1:30am
Trump has borrowed millions from every bank on wallstreet.
These Beckie/Cruz cultists are too stupid to recognize the difference between secured business loans v.s. campaign loans + donations. Getting them to think rationally is like trying to get a one legged dog to play fetch!
And lost most of it. Hence, the 4 chapter 11s
Speak: are you the one who is the name I shall not use since I'm trying to be civil? Cruz's campaign loan WAS secured! It was secured by his stock holdings. Had he defaulted, they would have taken his stock, and kept on trucking. But you do get bonus Trump points for twisting the truth right up to the breaking point.
I also borrowed money to build my home. Whats your point. People borrow money for personal and business use everyday.
 January 21, 2016 at 2:12pm
It’s 2008 all over again where instead of McCain telling her what to say or not say, now Donald Trump is telling her what to do. I wonder how much he paid her to have such control over her.
Far from being an Outsider, Trump is the ultimate Insider. He’s spend his professional life being the financier for the back room deals and cronyism. Trump admitted as much in the first GOP debate when he said he had given money to nearly every candidate on the stage and then went on to explain how he buys and pays for favors with politicians as matter of course… cause that’s just the way you get things done.
Rush is normally pretty smart, but on this he’s totally missed it. Trump, in his own words said,
“They’re all giving up on their candidates,” the billionaire businessman added. “And these are real establishment people, that I’ve known when I was a member of the establishment — meaning a giver, a ‘big donor.’”
Thing is, right up until his campaign for president started, he was still that “big donor” .. meaning he was still that establishment INSIDER. Far from being an outsider (as Rush suggested), rather he is the ultimate crony INSIDER.
lol...great minds think alike I suppose. Weird that you and I both posted at the same time basically the same point.
Kudos to you!
 January 14, 2016 at 8:52am
The vast majority of criminals are cowards. If they had courage, they wouldn’t be criminals… they perform crime because it is the “easy way.” As such, open carrying is a significant deterrent to crime. There is a reason that criminals “case” a place before preforming crime, and why all mass shootings happen in gun free zones… because criminals are always looking for soft targets. When they realize it won’t be easy, they move on. Therefore, open carrying makes all (including the carrier) more safe. Furthermore, a person should open carry for the same reasons a police officer does; it is tactically advantageous to not have to fumble with lifting clothes out of the way, it is more comfortable to open carry, and it deters crimes from ever happening.
As to the police harrassing him… they shouldn’t even be talking to him. He clearly indicates he isn’t willing to engage them in a consensual conversation, and they have no grounds for speaking to him (they do not suspect him of a crime). Therefore, since he has indicated he doesn’t wish to speak with them, their continued badgering of him is harassment. It’d be no different from a guy walking up to you on the street and trying to talk to you and you tell him to leave you alone. If the guy on the street persists after you’ve indicated you don’t wish to speak, it is harassment… just as these officers behavior is criminal harassment.
 January 12, 2016 at 1:11pm
Rom 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;
7 nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED.”
8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.
So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
6 Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.”
9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
Gal 3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
I’ve personally been in many church services with Jesse Duplantis and the guy is a snake oil salesman and a phony. His god is money. I didn’t realize it at the time because Jesse was telling me that if I gave enough, God was going to give me a Cadillac (and that’s a quote, BTW), and it sounded pretty good at the time. Ironically, the Word of Faith denomination is steeped in legalism and falsehood. You are required to pretend to be rich and even go deep into debt if you want God’s blessing. Meanwhile these wolves have 5 or 6 million dollar homes, dozens of luxury vehicles, motorcycles, and yachts… but you should send anything you can… even $5 a month… quick as you can.
 January 5, 2016 at 3:02pm
Being a good steward would be spending the the money you “steward” on the intended purpose of advancing the kingdom of God. These false teachers spend their time, effort, and money advancing themselves and their own kingdoms here on earth. Money is their idol… they love money more than they love God, and certainly more than they love the people they purport to shepherd. Having spent 10 years in that denomination and actually worked for one of them, I can tell you that they all fakes and phonies, interested only in building and acquiring wealth for themselves. They will quite literally justify anything — even forsaking the gospel of Jesus Christ — to follow after money. I’ve seen them do it.
 January 5, 2016 at 9:59am
I used to work in a church in the Word of Faith denomination these guys are in. The associate pastor who was in charge of the department I worked in (I work in IT) was such an A-Hole that he wouldn’t even speak to the people under him… only middle management could approach or talk to the associate pastor in charge… they defended this as “protecting the anointing of god upon the pastors”.
 January 5, 2016 at 9:55am
I used to work for a church in the “Word of Faith” denomination that these two charletons are in. The guy I worked for in Minnesota was called Mac Hammond. It was discovered he was running a scam whereby the Church owned a couple multi-million dollar aircraft and Mac took out a loan from the church to purchase the aircraft (at an extremely low interest rate) and then leased the aircraft back to the church at twice what his loan payments were. When confronted, Mac defended the action by saying it was a “board approved compensation package.” Who is on the board of directors for his church? Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Copeland, etc… all of these guys sit on the boards of one another and scratch each other’s back whenever they get the chance. Additionally, this denomination exploits the Parish loophole for ordained ministers. Ordained ministers can claim their “parish” or living expenses to dramatically reduce their taxable income as well as opt out of social security taxes. These Word of Faith churches “ordain” anyone high enough up in the organization as “ministers of the gospel” so that they can get out of paying their taxes. In Mac Hammond’s church, I knew of janitors and accountants who were management level who got this “perk.” Additionally, nepotism is rampant in this denomination with all the money and power staying in the family. Make no mistake, these snake oil salesmen build their own kingdoms, not God’s kingdom.
Yes part of being a good steward is watching the money, and paying as little to Uncle Sam as is required. I do the same in business. I can legally write off my internet, cable and cell phones as business. This has always let business owners (risk takers) get lower taxes, for a church to do the same is correct. Some times I do cringe a little when someone buys the pastor a corvette (check Jesse's friends), but God does bless them called by his name, WHO FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS.
 December 11, 2015 at 9:35am
Only when we eliminate all considerations of race will racism truly be defeated. Enshrining race-based criteria into law (such as affirmative action) is racist because it makes a decision based on race. Of course, the biggest impact racism has ever had is Marxist philosophy – that we can put people into collectives and treat the collective as a whole in one way or another. The cure to racism (and many other problems with society) is a rejection of collectivist thinking and an embrace of individualism.
Ideas like Affirmative Action, White Privilege, etc are inherently racist because they make assumptions and confer benefit to specific groups based entirely upon their race. But it doesn’t stop there, because these bigoted ideals also go a step further and penalize another group based entirely on race.
The Black Lives Matter activists and White Privilege adherents don’t just want to make people equal by bringing black people up, but they want to make black people superior by bringing white people down. This is the epitome of racism.
November 20, 2015 at 2:28pm
I think the rules of engagement for US Police and US military should reverse — the local police (who shoot first if they even “feel” in danger) should be held to the standard that they may not use deadly force unless they can confirm with certainty that they are being assaulted with a weapon, and if – after the fact – it is determined that they were not being attacked, they should be prosecuted. On the other hand, we cannot fight politically correct wars. Soldiers in the theater of battle should have very little restrictions.
As members of the executive branch of government, police should not be able to deprive a person of life or liberty without due process. The completely subjective “I felt threatened” is not due process. Due process must be objective. It can’t be “i thought he was reaching for a weapon” or even “I thought that was a weapon, and it turned out to be a cell phone.” It has to be “he had a weapon and fired at me, and at that point, use of deadly force was justified.” When they put on a uniform they represent the government, and so police should have severe rules of engagement that must be followed and verified before use of deadly force is authorized.
The constitution was written to protect us, the people, from them — the greatest force for evil the world has ever known — government. It restricts govenment and the actions government can take. The only good regulation is one that limits government. We need more regulation on government.
 October 29, 2015 at 9:49am
Cruz easily won the night… Rubio had an excellent night, as did Fiorina. Jeb Bush is done for. Christie had a good night because he abandoned his big government schtick and used the words “smaller government” a couple of times (though is anyone fooled?). Huckabee was decent, though he seems old and preachy. Carson was on par… but I don’t think he did anything that set the world on fire for him… he’ll probably plateau (though he had a good night, just wasn’t memorable). The biggest story was how irrelevant Trump seemed tonight. You’d think in a night that was supposedly focused on economic issues, Trump would be the the king, so for me he was the biggest loser (if you don’t count CNBC) of the night. Kasich talks too much about Ohio, which on the one had seems good until you realize that he’s put all his eggs in that one basket… a basket which was slapped pretty hard by trump who dismissed all of his success as “you got lucky because of fracking striking it rich in your state.” In that one line, Trump destroyed Kasich’s entire candidacy. Lucky for Kasich, there wasn’t much left to destroy.
 October 16, 2015 at 3:11pm
When I read the headline, but before I read the article, I thought — ok, what are the two entities the democrats blame for everything? I answered myself – Republicans and the American people… and then I started to read the article and the answer was: “dishonest Republicans and a confused public” … yep… sounds pretty much like standard DNC party line.
 October 15, 2015 at 4:31pm
Good stuff, Matt. I like to think of homosexuality the same as any other sexual sin — adultery for example. You wouldn’t say “the church has to be more accepting of my open, continuing adultery!” Even though I may be sexually oriented towards many sexual partners who are not my wife, God calls me to conform my sexual behavior to His standard of behavior, and that means not giving in to my sexual urges to commit adultery.
So you DON'T support Kim Davis?
Hypothetical = "Hi. I'm Jeffrey Dahmer, god has forgiven me"
What in your mind is the difference?
I don't forgive him.
 October 13, 2015 at 11:44am
Not surprised by this “big government solution” by RINO Jeb Bush.
Repeal and replace with 1 or 2 page law that says insurance companies cannot deny you for pre-existing conditions and that you can shop for insurance across state lines.
 October 12, 2015 at 10:28am
Regarding medical health, there MUST be protections in any mental health law that protects the individual’s right to due process. A judge in a hearing should be the only one who can remove that sacred right.
I agree wholeheartedly with the last two … however.. I think one easy way of implementing this would be to make ANY entity which prohibits guns legally liable for any violent attacks that happen within their premises. By restricting guns, aren’t businesses and schools essentially asserting themselves over an individual’s right to self defense and taking that responsibility upon themselves? So, let the law reflect that and make anyone who prohibits guns legally responsible and liable for anything bad that happens to people where they are not allowed to protect themselves.
How fast would you see the “guns prohibited” signs come down when insurance companies require it because they don’t want to be financially liable for gun crimes.
I said that after this last school shooting! Why is the school not accountable for it because they gave a false impression that they would take necessary measures to make sure it is a gun free zone. It gives people a false feeling of security.
Gup, you actually touched upon something I had written in my original notes. A caveat to the fourth and final piece was that if a business wanted to be a gun free zone, they would be required to get an insurance policy up to a certain amount so that they would be covered in the event of a shooting. Ultimately, I decided against this caveat as it runs contrary to the whole idea of rights not being infringed upon.
 October 10, 2015 at 4:15pm
The gunfight at the OK corral happened between outlaw, lawless Cowboys and the Tombstone law enforcement. Tombstone was a gun free zone! Tombstone had laws prohibiting the bearing of arms within the city limits. In fact, that is what precipitated the altercation. The day before, Doc Holiday had hauled one of the gang in to the courthouse for carrying a gun in town, and the judge fined the outlaw $25.
Funny how the outlaws didn’t stop carrying their guns in a gun free zone, and how it took law enforcement (good guys with guns) to stop the outlaws.
And who said you couldn't have a gun in town to begin with?
Ya, you guys would of been the outlaw cowboys! Demanding open carry wherever, whenever the hell you felt like it! Lol. ....this is hilarious
 October 8, 2015 at 2:34pm
There are not billions of people in our nation… only about 320 million.
Furthermore, if you remove the top 5 gun crime cities: Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, St Louis, Washington DC (all of which are heavily democratic and have steep, steep gun laws) then the US gun homicide rade would be in about average. The problem is when guns are restricted.
Tragedies like this could be prevented in two ways (if you value freedom): First, we need to return to Biblically oriented moral standards. This isn’t going to happen anytime soon as many pastors (such as the author of this article) have compromised those standards. The other way is to allow people to have weapons and defend themselves, thereby preventing and dissuading crime.
The alternative of gun control is demonstrated time and time again to raise violent crime.
so many people don't know the facts and they just want to restrict everything!!!
they can all BLOW IT OUT THEIR ARSE!
Actually the US isn't even ranked in the top five including the cities you mention. Snopes did an interesting take on it, while debunking the claim of the cities having the effect, they inadvertently make the case that the US isn't even in the top five countries for gun violence
I’m scared of those who hate guns more than they value life.
Vapid, Jarrid, Most of us can hold more than one thought in our head at once. We can be appropriately saddened (devastated if that makes you feel better) by the evil and violence demonstrated in Oregon, while also being fully aware that we are about to face, yet again, the mindless screeching of those bent on taking away our right to bear arms to defend ourselves.
I don't love plastic and metal more than I love people. I don't know anyone who does. What a stupid accusation. I and others do love our right to defend ourselves and our families, though, Something wrong with that?
So you enjoy shooting and you own guns, huh? Have you turned them all in now? If not, what is your point in writing this article? To make yourself feel that you are better than everyone else?
The 30k gun deaths include 19k suicides by gun. 11k gun deaths are homicides. I looked up these stats the other day.
I looked thru a bunch of stats (from 2010). Assuming 30 to 40% of each state population owns a gun:
California 37mil people - 1300+ gun homicides, 1400 suicides by gun
Texas 25mil people - 900 gun homicides, 1700 suicides by gun
Florida 19.5mil people - 750 gun homicides, 1400 suicides by gun
New York ~19mil people - 500 gun homicides, 459 suicides by gun
Need to find how many of these deaths are from self defense vs crime. There are a lot of people committing suicide. People bundle these deaths in w/ the crime when mentioning stats. There are 850,000+ gang members in this country according to the FBI. In major cites (Chicago, LA, etc) half of homicides come from them. Why not roll the national guard thru these cities and eradicate the vermin?
Finland: 5+million people – 195 gun deaths. 179 suicides, 14 homicides.
100+ non gun related homicides. 2.4 million guns owned.
Australia: 22mil - 232 gun deaths 171 suicides, 39 homicides
over 200 non gun homicides and 2400 suicides. 3 million guns
UK: 62mil - 165 gun deaths 109 suicides, 33 homicides
700 non gun related homicides and 5600 suicides. 4 million guns.
Its a factor of population and sheer number of guns. Politicians try to make it about the laws helping/hurting these death counts. If Australia had 100x more guns like the US, they'd probably have 100x more gun deaths (23k) similar to the US.
“top 5 gun crime cities: Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, St Louis, Washington DC (all of which are heavily democratic and have steep, steep gun laws)”
We get to carry here in MO.
Return to morals and a belief in God and fellow man, by way of disbanding the Public School system that has ruined generations.
REMOVE GUN FREE ZONES!!
Get the mentally ill off of the streets.
Take the PC and lawsuit garbage out of the equation stopping the police and prosecutes from doing their jobs.
REMOVE THE ILLEGALS, ESPECIALLY THE HARDCORE GANGS ALLOWED HERE TO RUN UNABATED!
Reverse the democrat’s policies in cities that are destroying the people there.
Reverse the entitlements killing incentive to be honorable, hardworking people. Let the churches and charities, private organizations, help the poor.
Remove the propagandist press from indoctrinating people against their country and helping to create a me! me! selfish society.
Heavier felony times with closed loop holes allowing for ridiculous paroles
Remove the gyms, drugs, and gang business allowed in our prisons, which let these criminals continue unabated, all the while turning them into even more dangerous, musclebound monsters.
ENFORCE THE DEATH PENALTY AND CUT THIS APPEALS PROCESS FOR YEARS AND YEARS CRAP!
These are just a few of the ACTUAL solutions to this asinine problem. Time to face reality, Pastor. You can blame guns all you want. This country is founded on freedom to bear arms and it SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
What bothers me the most, is the fact that this Pastor seemingly misunderstands the immediate reaction he sees, is because of the anti-gun rhetoric that has constantly pounded innocent gun owners for decades, whom of which, would have no part in criminal activity, other than to protect themselves. That's bothersome, perhaps more so than his stance against those that would fight to protect their 2nd Amendment right.
People have the right to stand and protect their livelihood. It's not about the guns, it's about self preservation. The right to live. Especially opposed to living under tyranny.
History has shown that those who have no chance of protecting themselves, are destine to be enslaved by tyranny. We can go down the list of names that subjugated millions under their rule, because nobody had a chance to oppose them on their level.
Need names? I'll oblige....
You have countries that think they had it all figured out, like Austrailia and the UK, confiscate everyone'
s firearms...only to find that criminals picked up other weapons.
Did we soon forget the coffee shop in Sydney, Australia that was held up by one lone terrorist?
How about the infantry man in the UK, that was beheaded in the streets of London in broad daylight?
Those societies, this is their reality. it will be ours as well.
I don’t think this guy who wrote the article has a clue what he’s even talking about. He said “If the first thought that crosses your mind after a mass shooting” is that you have the right to bear arms, that you need to have a “heart check”.
To me, it’s the exact opposite. If you see a bunch of college kids massacred by a gunman, your first thought should be “Somebody grab a gun and stop him.”
What kind of heartless bastard sees a mass shooting and thinks “Well, it’s not my place to try to stop somebody like that. It’s not my place to protect the innocent. Let somebody else do it.”? Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
If you care about people’s lives, then PROTECT THEM WITH YOUR OWN. Get a gun. Use it to defend the defenseless. Use it to protect others, and yourself. Anything less than this is cowardice and evil. All that is required for evil to flourish is that good men do nothing.
It also astonishes me that he went to all these "stats" but ignored the fact that if you remove all the gun violence committed by non-white people, our gun violence rates drop down to be on par with places like Australia and Europe and Canada.
 August 12, 2015 at 2:15pm
From what I understand Michigan has a preemption clause in their gun law which says that no local municipality, city, or local unit of government (which a school and school board qualifies as) may make any laws or policy’s which are more stringent than State Law concerning guns. This is why it is illegal for schools to prohibit the open carry of guns.