The REAL news here, is that Chris Matthews actually called our country a REPUBLIC!
September 15, 2013 at 1:14pm
@angel – I understand that you appreciate and respect your police dept. And, I will say that they handled the situation better than many open carry confrontations I have seen. Your chief was definitely respectful. But, it sounds like you may be one of the many who has an irrational fear of guns. You say that people were alarmed because they’re not used to seeing plain-clothes civilians carrying. You find this understandable considering the “atrocities that have occurred by those not in uniform.” Well, what about atrocities that have occurred by those IN UNIFORM? THEY are much more efficient killers. But I digress. People should be able to figure out that plain-clothes, civilian criminals don’t broadcast their intention to commit a crime by going out to lunch with their gun in plain view. Law-abiding citizens are the ones who carry openly. Sure, carrying concealed is better in many ways, but how will people ever lose their irrational fear of guns if the never see responsible citizens with guns? Honest police forces should (and many do) welcome an armed community because it is a great deterrent to crime.
September 8, 2013 at 1:19am
Bill Maher is living proof that you see yourself in others. He is one of the most hateful, closed-minded people on the planet. So, of course he assumes those same traits in others.
July 14, 2013 at 4:16am
Why are the socialists organizing these protests? Because this case has exposed the division in America. But, it’s not between “black and white” its between statists and individualists. Why have more not recognized the fact that this division seems to follow political persuasion? The truth is that the statists DESPERATELY need their flock to continue to believe that this country is still horribly racist. Otherwise, what do they use to sway the electorate? The reason you see individualists coming to the defense of Zimmerman and, to a lesser extent, Paula Deen is because we know what it’s like to be called falsely labeled racists. So, we have a greater tendency to reserve judgment when someone else is labeled a racist.
July 12, 2013 at 4:22am
Seawolf – Yes, that’s what I was saying. :)
July 12, 2013 at 2:01am
Was Zimmerman following Martin because he was black? Doesn’t matter. Let’s say a white man locked his car door as a black man passed by. Racist, right? Possibly. What is the white guy is racist? Do the racist and otherwise ignorant in this country lose their basic human rights? Does that appearance of racial profiling mean the white man loses his right to defend himself if attacked? Nope. What matters in this case is: Who was the aggressor? Did Zimmerman have good reason to believe that his life was at risk? If the answers to those questions are “I don’t know.” Then we have to give the benefit of the doubt to Zimmerman. All of the talk about race in this case is counterproductive as it perpetuates ignorance.
I respect this article. Juan Williams is at least trying to look at the big picture, and not get caught up in the sensationalism. The Black Community needs to become more aware of how the media, and our culture at large, pushes there buttons, and starts them into thinking as a collectivized group, instead of individuals using logic and problem solving abilities. The media should especially be ashamed of perpetuating the notion of racial profiling that Trayvon's parents suspected. It's not the media's place to take sides. It's not the Presidents place to take sides. All they did was rile up the black community, and give false hope to Trayvon's parents. I think Zimmerman, and Trayvon's parents have the grounds to file some lawsuits against a few of the major media outlets who reported this case with a biased slant or under a racial light.
July 12, 2013 at 12:02am
The correct term is awesomely bad.
July 5, 2013 at 5:01am
Does Bette Midler, a woman of Jewish descent, really want to play alternate history and imagine a world just like the one we have now except no America? Hmmm….I seem to remember America playing some pretty important roles in history. But, hey, dare to dream, Bette.
July 5, 2013 at 4:53am
A horse trough packed tightly with bottle rockets doesn’t suck.
July 5, 2013 at 2:48am
Yes the bride is ungrateful, but what I find truly appalling is her absolutely terrible grammar. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both stupidity and entitlement can be found in this bride.
May 23, 2013 at 3:33pm
I have no doubt that it’s real. I’m a native to Moore and remember very well the 5/3/1999 tornado. One of the video stores was hit and lost two walls, but most of the videos were still standing on the shelves. I’ve seed cereal boxes still standing on kitchen tables after the roof was blown off.
On the flip side: I saw a car in the wreckage after the May 3rd tornado where a baby blanket that was in the car had been sucked through a crack in the windshield and was sticking out of the glass like a flag.
March 12, 2013 at 10:27pm
Wrong, DJ, there is such a thing as supremacy. The purpose of supremacy is to prevent states and municipalities from restricting citizens’ rights. It’s not “bullying” if the state is protecting its residents from arbitrary and oppressive laws.
March 9, 2013 at 5:15pm
Since sequester, the Capitol is only running one elevator.
February 25, 2013 at 6:30pm
Great there’s $20 million we just saved instead of $2 million. Cut ALL funding to the closed agency.
no no hire people to sit in the vacent offices the goverment is likely still renting
Can I have that job?
February 24, 2013 at 3:50pm
Hunt is exactly right. Leftist ideologues ruin their cities and states (Detroit) and then flee to greener pastures. Then they go mucking everythng up in a new place. They’re too stupid to realize that they’re the problem.
What you're calling leftist ideaology is nothing less than the communist agenda being instituted by the communist democrat party by their "USEFUL IDIOTS" like this woman. I really think we should use the more accruate and politically correct name for the leftist ideaology, COMMUNIST AGENDA... it fits to the tee...
February 23, 2013 at 9:21pm
The problem is that Libertarians lack realistic expectations. Third parties have never and will never last in this county. But, NEW parties can take the place of a dying political party. Six months ago, I believed that the best plan would have been for everyone to rally around the Republicans FOR NOW and continue to change the party from within (think Iowa). Now, I believe that the Progressive establishment will kill their own party before they allow it to be taken over by “crazy Ron Paul supporters,” because Progressives rally around each other. So, it’s time for the Libertarian movement to take down the Republicans, but in order to do that, we must win DEMOCRATS. If a massive “each one win one” effort started now, they would stand a chance of making waves in some upcoming elections.
Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio would be red states were it not for the cheating, voter fraud, in Detroit, Philly/Pittsburgh, Cleveland/Cincinnati. Voter ID makes it more difficult, which is why they will oppose it at every turn.
Imagine indeed.....I can't wait to see what they come up with on Tuesday. It promises to be entertaining and disgusting, all in one.
November 2, 2012 at 7:45pm
I’m reminded of a scene from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie where the servants are trying to hide the girl. “They’re here for you. You’re the governor’s daughter.” Um….How do you lose the AMBASSADOR? Isn’t he the one guy most likely to be the target? He should have been at the bottom of a dog-pile of secuity.