How about that it was Germany's capitalist class that instigated hyperinflation in order to force France and Britian to give up the The industrialized Ruhr Valley? Or how about that it was not Wilson who established reparation payments, but David Lloyd George and George's Clemenceau, both from conservative governments, who demanded reparations against Wilson's wishes?
@ Libertarian Socialist
So back when you were a young student being mentored by a well regarded socialist, you learned that it was all the fault of capitalists. And you call Beck's analysis simplistic.
@ Liber.. Conservative governments from the European political spectrum are not what we call American capitalists they were the polar opposite.. They were crony capitalists much like our current fake soetorro sunshine and lollipops mom pants pink bike regime…
 June 29, 2015 at 8:01pm
Yes Bernanke lied to congress; so did Clapper, so did Hillary, so did Lois Lerner. Congress is a joke and so is SCOTUS. Someone should go tell Mr. Franklin that we have lost the Republic. Its GONE!
Lie to congress (small c intentional), no consequence~I wonder why people continue lying.
 June 16, 2015 at 7:32pm
Hiding information/the truth is standard operating procedure for government. First Pelosi’s “Pass it to find out whats in it” to Paul Ryans “Pass the Trade Deal to find out whats in it”. GOVERNMENT HATES THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ANYTHING! It makes it harder for them.
 June 10, 2015 at 8:25pm
Strawman tactic? Come on! Pointing to actual death is not a straw man tactic. These dopy feminist groups who claim to fight for women’s rights conveniently ignore women who really need them. They fool themselves into thinking they are making a difference as a boost to their own egos. The are doing nothing as women die.
Soy may well be a dopy feminist, most likely, but the obfuscation is standard fare.
The reason it is strawman is because Glenn has no evidence that feminists don't care about women in the middle east.
Glenns assumes it by broadly assuming that feminists dont give enough time or money to women in the middle east.
But the same could be said of christians in the USA - how many christians in the USA give time or money to struggling christians in the middle east who are going through persecution??? Would Glenn apply the same standard? Probably not.
 May 29, 2015 at 2:20pm
Teachers have among the lowest SAT scores. This behavior is not surprising.
Not sure that it was a teacher...article just said "employee". However, it was a crappy way to treat a child. Surely a simple phone call to the parents would have been sufficient.
The good news....the child was saved from at least one Moochelle special meal.
So those with a command of the English language are placed near the top. That could be good or bad. All the rest can forget the test and move on. I'm skeptical of tests. They don't show peoples abilities and talents. On the other hand schools are all about writing writing writing. So lower ranked scores for future education majors don't look too swift in that regard.
 May 14, 2015 at 3:15pm
Clarifying indeed! Separating the wheat from the chaff!
by the way…a great book “Not enough faith to be an atheist” by Norman Geisler.
“'You should have seen the way he was driving,' the officer said to another cop."
Uh, weren't you driving just as fast to keep up with him? He was responding to an emergency, while you were just trying to write a traffic ticket, and you're telling me HE'S the problem? Let's see what the jury thinks about that.
both LEO and FD agencies have more than their fair share of folks who are ‘dumber than a box of rocks’… Serendipity seems to have landed two of them in the same corner of the world at the same time….. Barney, meet Gomer...
That said, while the chief probably should’ve dialed it back a bit and used his head, Barney the LEO CONTINUED to behave like the bull-headed moron that he is purported to be… ZERO reason to go full out chase on a first responder (endangering hundreds of others in the process), when you already know where he’s going and why he’s going there. If his actions were that egregious, take him aside after the fact and chew him out… loudly proclaiming you’re gonna arrest him is just stupid.
a few years back, I received a frantic phone call from my wife, trapped upside down in ditch in a wrecked car, about 8 miles away. I knew approx where she was, but not exactly. and didn’t know if a) there was a fire b) if LEO was there, or c) her condition. I jumped in my sports car, blew every possible law on the books to get there (including passing an ambulance AND an LEO who was running lights & sirens), and got to her just as bystanders were getting her out of the car.
The LEO realized the situation (he didn’t catch up to me until well after we were at the scene), but after we got my wife out, he read me the riot act. I’ll never forget that – I deserved a ticket the size of a textbook, but he also realized I was responding to a life & death situation, and that was the end of it..
They have always been liars and crooks Remember Nixon the crook and Clinton the liar. At leased people went to jail. What she did was criminal but also violated the tea parties civil rights. And a lot of them. Time for them to go after her in civil court one at a time. Bleed her pension dry. Never let up remember she worked for the IRS. Ever here of them letting someone off the hook. Now Hilary is going say if they don't after Lois they won't go after me. Clear shoot to the White House.
 April 1, 2015 at 6:09am
Delegitimizes it a lot! She’ll be the person in the record book who was given her 1000th point as opposed to the others in the record book who earned it. Cheating is a more appropriate word than sportsmanship.
Words have meaning and “sportsmanship” does not apply here.
The coaches. Not her unless she knew it was happening. If that had been me and I knew about it, I'd have blown both bogus shots.
How did they cheat? Everybody abided by the rules of the game.
She wasn't "given her 1000th point". She was merely given the opportunity to earn it - which she did. I don't agree with the coaches discussing and executing the plan to give her that opportunity, but she was, by no means just given the point.
Every foul shot made and scored is a point earned by the shooter. BTW Is it cheating to have a player dribble out the clock rather than try to score? I'd call that, and what happened here a coaching decision.
The story is structured oddly, im just making sure im reading this right.
Did the team with the player that scored her 1000th basket lose the game?
Cause if that's the case this definetly seems like a barter of win for prestige.
 April 1, 2015 at 5:59am
I get it. Its just not sportsmanship. Its more like a kind of welfare.
 April 1, 2015 at 5:32am
Sportsmanship? How is it sportsmanship to virtually allow the other team to score? Its the opposite of sportsmanship. There is in fact ZERO sport in this. Kind of along the same lines as giving kids trophies at the end of the season even though they had a losing record.
It's just sports man, I see you equate it in another comment with welfare, that's a hell of a stretch. Try to enjoy little things in life. Many times a year we see brawls on courts, something nice happened, sit back and enjoy.
Snicker. She got on with her own life while she was being investigated. If getting on with your own life is joking with, buying sexy underwear with your hot sexy brand new boyfriend while your roommate is cold dead.
 March 27, 2015 at 5:37pm
As far as Federal spending is concerned we are beyond the point of no return. A constitutional convention will do nothing to stop or reverse the damage that has been done. Besides…Obama or a like minded crook/President will simply ignore any constitutional restrictions.
That’s not true at all. Debt could be paid down and entitlements and other spending diminished, but it would require an actual fiscal conservative. Not a Bush. Not a Romney. A real, get it done conservative.
Sadly, you are correct. We are in this far to deep now, and other countries have plans in the works while we spent like drunken sailors with someone else’s money.
*by we I mean them. Our "representative government"
We can either take a stand or roll over ...I choose to take a stand and give President Cruz some leverage.
I strongly disagree.
Amending the Constitution with pro-Liberty amendments is about the ONLY thing that will actually reverse the damage. Even if we elected a libertarian president, it will not solve the problem because the president was never supposed to kind of domestic power to reverse things like this.
The crash of the dollar will stop government spending. No one will take the dollar once it’s deemed worthless.
Once we have no credit, printed fiat money we have been living on will no longer work. We will be unable to maintain defenses and we will be overtaken by hostile forces…likely a party to it will be our debtors like China. They will simply take land for the debt…by force if necessary, but we won’t be able to afford the fuel to even fly a plane to stop them.
People have no idea what a treacherous place our heinous political elite have put us in. They will be fine…they are all connected and most of them with diversified wealth that can stand a dollar crash. The vast majority of American citizens will become serfs.
The world will not care for we will have crashed their world along with ours…they will have their own starving to deal with and we will be the cockroaches that caused the sickness to them.
I agree Ironmaan, We have gone past the point of no return. But its not a fiscal problem we have it's a moral one.
well that didn't take long. My post went poof in seconds. Wonder who the hormonal mod is tonight?
Just paying for what is authorized by the Constitution could balance the budget and pay off all of our debt in less than 10 years.
We are too far down the road of centralized power, but not debt. Debt can always be repaid, although it will be painful.
No, the HUGE issue is that a huge majority only know the power of government in their lifetime. They don't realize that the people used to have more power, and used to do a better job of holding representatives accountable. They don't realize that the question of whether or not the Federal Gov't should intervene in the economy, should fund internal improvements, should collect an income tax, should have the power to declare war, etc. were all debated.
People accept that the Federal Government wields almost interminable power. THAT is where we are too far gone. Hundreds of thousands of people - probably a few million - have started to inform themselves through reading, discussing, following various news sources (instead of the mainstream). That's a continuous process, but THAT is how we can reform the nation. But it's a long process, and requires tends of millions. Most people are too distracted with their busy lives - just like the government wants them - to wake up and smell the coffee. That's why we won't get the requisite numbers to truly affect change.
With a budget that the federal government must adhere to we can clean up this mess in a hurry. Our total public debt is about $18 trillion. Our revenue is $3.6 trillion through taxation. Our expenses are $4 trillion leaving a budget deficit of $483 billion. Our highest bracket of earners are taxed the highest rate. These are the breadwinners of the United States. You want your highest earners to want to stay in the United States and keep their money in the United States (these are individual people with rights to go wherever they want). Want to generate more 'revenue' through taxation? You must offer incentive to keep the money and capital and investment here in America. We will want to lower (I know it seems counterintuitive) taxes and grow the entire GDP (the money pie). Create a fair tax where everyone is taxed at the same rate regardless of income. It was proposed by a mathematician that 27% was the maximum the country could tax individuals before diminishing returns. So with the elimination of a budget deficit Congress could not spend more than it takes in (at a minimum). The GDP is still growing at a rate of 7.2% and would grow much faster with a 27% cap on taxation. Also, we could increase tariffs to countries that manipulate their currency filling any budget shortfalls. Simply put: decrease taxes, decrease spending, increase wealth, increase GDP, increase tariffs.
You're partially right for different reasons than you gave. The problem I foresee is if we are successful in forcing a balanced budget at the Federal level then I assume (key word to my hypothesis) it will take effect right around when a Conservative (Cruz) takes office in the White House. When you take a huge cut real quick there is major economic turmoil for several years and naturally guess who will be blamed? The Conservative in the WH.
Hopefully 'Merica will see that the ROOT of the problem STARTED with the progressive agenda decades ago but was blown to extreme proportions in recent years.
All this said I still believe this desperately needs to be done even if it hurts because in the long run we survive stronger than before.
Term limits should be in with it, there's too many in congress that just talk and fart about things that need to be done.
Probably right. Which means there has to be an enforcement written in along with it and that would ignore any dictates from an Obamabot.
I don’t know if I can stand anymore good news. Stop before I die of aphasia.
As a supporter and volunteer with the Convention of States Project, I would rather see the proposal we have put forth for an Article V. convention because there is much more to be discussed than just a balanced budget. The federal government is out of control with power and regulation, and has co-opted authority that was vested in the states by our Founders. North Dakota, has proposed this balanced budget amendment. The North Dakota Senate just this week rejected the COS proposal after it overwhelmingly passed the House. The COS proposal is to call a convention of the states to (1) limit the authority and jurisdiction of the federal government (2) impose fiscal restraints on the federal government (3) establish term limits for federal officials and members of Congress. Twenty-three states currently have legislation filed as proposed by COS. Florida, Georgia, and Alaska have successfully passed that legislation and submitted their applications to Congress. There will be more to come in the months ahead.
What would really happen if we just didn't pay the debt owed and went bankrupt as a country? You know as individuals do and get the slate wiped clean. How does that affect us in the short and long term? Please explain for Congress doesn't seem to be all that worried about it. Hmmmmmm.
What makes any of you think a constitutional convention is a good idea? There are just way too many stupid Americans (see two elections of Obama as evidence). Wait until the liberals start advancing their own amendments -- repeal of the right to bear arms, implementation of a living wage, imprisonment of climate change deniers, whatever stupid thing they can dream up. Do we really want to put these to a popular vote?
So long as the convention is not hi-jacked for other reasons! Watch your back~~~~!!!!!!!!!
That's what we need is quitters on our side.
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What's funny to me is that after Ohio voters explicitly voted NOT to expand Medicaid, Kasich went ahead and used executive actions to expand anyway. Please, do not let this guy fool you. He's just a more duplicitous Jeb Bush. He is no conservative.
THAT IS A LIE, THE CONVENTION CAN PRESENT OTHER AMENDMENTS AS WELL
Balancing the budget only requires the automatic raising of taxes without congress have to vote for taxes. This would result in a chain reaction run away spending disaster. End Supreme Court and return the Senate to the State control.
March 27, 2015 at 5:30pm
Happens to me often as well.
 March 27, 2015 at 12:42pm
He just can’t stand it that people disagree with his lifestyle and he’s trying to control how people feel about homosexuality. He’s weak. He’s a sissy. There aren’t’ words to express how little I care what he thinks of me and my lifestyle, I wish he felt the same about me.
 March 27, 2015 at 12:32pm
Hey George…what part of FREEDOM don’t you understand. I support your right to defile yourself in any way you like. Why can’t you support my decision to live and believe how and what I choose?
Bingo. All the law says is George may have to buy a wedding cake from a different bakery. The hyperbole has simply gotten out of control.
I discriminate against people covered in bees too.
If somebody covered in bees wants me to do something for them, I will tell them NO.
I don't care if the bees are "who you are".
I don't care if you were "born this way".
I'm not going to let somebody covered in bees into my place of business.
So Mr. Sulu, if somebody wants to hire you as an actor in a commercial promoting Traditional Marriage, do you seriously say you don't have the right to reject that job, because you discriminate against people?
JcRooked, would disagree with you. He thinks that freedom is only for him! What a bigot!!!
Let’s be crystal clear about the freedom of religion promised in the US Constitution….
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof [ANY WHERE] [ANY TIME];or abridging the freedom of speech [ANY WHERE] [ANY TIME], or of the press [ANY WHERE] [ANY TIME];
"Bingo. All the law says is George may have to buy a wedding cake from a different bakery. The hyperbole has simply gotten out of control." Not sure what your smokin but you might want to actually read the law and not to worry it isn't very long. It mentions nothing about wedding cakes or wedding services and could be used to justify a broad range of DISCRIMINATION. People nonsensically rant about sharia law and Iran being a theocracy here and then we have a theocracy type decision like this. And now based on this type of law you have unprecedented levels of ignorance here with people proclaiming that discrimination against individuals based on THEIR beliefs, not your own, is a good thing. And you claim to know, understand and support the constitution.... what a joke.
His idea of freedom is to remove freedom from anyone who hurts his poor little feelings. Grow some... George. If you still have them.
George Takei is reportedly one of the nicest and reasonable people to ever run into.
I'm certain that he was wholly misinformed as to how the law actually works by some idiot who said how it works otherwise.
"Societies do not become more tolerant.
Instead, societies change the objects of their INTOLERANCE."
-- Chuck Stein
Hmmm...where could I possibly take a short vacation that offers a grand view of a spacious racing circuit and mile after mile of beans and corn?
(I know, I know...stay away from Gary unless heavily armed).
George, I was always a bigger fan of Scotty and Uhura anyway.
I'm guessing we won't be seeing you at the Indianapolis Sci-Fi Convention this year.
Iron: All I did was agree with you and articulated the tense of the 1st Amendment and my post was pulled down. I'm starting to look over my shoulder for some Troll that takes offense over the light of day or night? LOL
I am sure that the supporters of segregation made a similar argument.
I guess a gay man's Freedom is to force everyone to think one way. Why do Gay's want to force people of faith to accept them, when people of faith aren't forcing them to do anything. Lets see
I can be free to not sell you a cake, you are free to tell your friends what the cake maker did, and let the free market sort it all out.
Does the government force anyone to pray or go to church here in America? nope. That is what happens in Socialist, communist, dictatorship type places like the middle east. That is also where gay's are being persecuted and tossed off buildings. The funny thing is, The same guys who are killing the gay men, are raping young boys. Try to reason that one. At any rate, for Democrats, you can only be free to chose if you chose what they like, think, or do. If you chose something they don't approve of, they sue you and fight to take away YOUR freedom. Is that a free society? If I were a gay baker, you know where I would move to? Indiana. You want to know why? Because every gay person would buy from me and I would make a sweet fortune, then I would refuse to sell my cake to christians, because I'm FREE to do it. How dumb are gay's? I guess what they say is true, gays only think with their genitals.
There are other states that will be signing a bill. This didn't have to happen if they only went to a business who assist in gay weddings.
Now he and two hundred of his friends can go live in a township that decide to live in! In the U.S., try doing it in the middle east and see how long your town ship last. Majority rules in AMERICA, THE LAND OF THE FREE....it is called a??????
Because what you believe is not worthy of support or respect in much the same way that what a racist believes is not worthy of support or respect?
George is saying he is a George god/Herod to himself, & he says what is acceptable & what is not, he rejects the Character of +Jesus God+, & George god/Herod wants everyone to ‘Bow’ down to him, the act has been played out before, Sodom & Gomorrah & may be read in The Bible ‘KJV’, so it is George god/Herod versus +Jesus God+ all over again for the last inning, the definition for Fool” is in the dictionary no excuses only regrets George god/Herod.
It is very simple…if you disagree with the way a person operates their private business – just go somewhere else with your money.
Why would the rights of the gay community trump the rights of the business owners?
Answer: They do not – unless there is no other available outlet to obtain that product or service.
Public business and services, and situations where there is no other available alternative cannot discriminate – even if based on religious beliefs.
There's nothing wrong with discrimination....=( I can't believe you want to take away my right to discriminate. You're just a mean, bitter person. *sniff*
Some stories you may not have heard about the gay lifestyle,
- Two homosexuals gag, bind, and sedate a 13 year old boy in their custody before repeatedly sodomizing him. They leave him bound and gagged, where in his sedated state he can't struggle hard enough to continue breathing and suffocates. They subsequently blame each other. During the investigation it turns out they lied to the boy's parents about what they was doing with them. The dead boy's name is Jesse Dirkhising.
- A drug dealer who is also a homosexual comes into possession of a large quantity of highly sought after drugs. He doesn't include his usual drug dealing partners (who he has had homosexual relations with) in on the deal. They brutally murder him as a lesson to others not to cross them. The liberal left use the opportunity to use the murdered drug dealer as the poster boy of how 'straights' mutilate homosexuals. Matthew Shepard's name soon becomes a household word, based on a pathological lie.
- About twenty to twenty five years ago homosexuals unsuccessfully sue to force blood banks to accept their STD tainted blood. This was ostensibly done so they can feel 'normal' and accepted, in spite of all the evidence as to how deadly it would be to any recipient of the blood. The truth be known, it was more likely done so hundreds of thousands or millions would become deliberately infected with their STDs, forcing limited medical research away from solving problems like cancer that could save uncounted innocent lives, just to find ways to cure their STDs so the homosexuals wouldn't deplete their numbers so rapidly with their destructive lifestyle. Fortunately the courts turn them down. Now they're trying it again, even though there is an overwhelming evidence to show how it would condemn recipients of their infested blood to death.
- As the medical community is the front line of defense against the spread of AIDS, it becomes devastated. Many orderlies, nurses, and doctors catch the disease as they devote their lives to treating patients. Eventually procedures are developed to stop accidental infection. Medical costs skyrocket to cover the expense involved in the new protection procedures. Society has paid a huge price to accommodate a destructive lifestyle.
- Rock Hudson revealed he is a homosexual. What he doesn't reveal is that he has AIDS. He continues to infest a younger lover until he dies. When the lover realizes what has happened to him, he sues for millions.
“He has made it clear that LGBT couples, like Brad and me, are now unwelcome in his state,”
Sorry George, a better description of the law would be something like:
"“He has made it clear that LGBT couples, like Brad and me, are now unwelcome to run rough-shod over other people's religious tenets in his state,”
No real Christian would discriminate anyway no matter what any law said becuase the law of GOD is the one they should be obeying. If they are hating in GOD's name then they are missing the whole point of Christianity.Now some of the gay preachers who are still in the closet will preach hate to try and cover up their homosexuality but they are only fooling themself.