The only thing “mind-blowing” to me is that some busybody would presume to object to Mom doing that. How about showing us the name and face of the a*****e who called the police? THAT’s the real criminal here.
If you think it's okay to leave an 8-year-old home alone, YOU'RE the a*****e!
 May 24, 2015 at 8:27pm
I wish America were still free enough that we were in a position to criticize this law. But our federal law that refers to providing “material support to terrorists” is very similar. Indeed, Americans have gone to prison for printing the views of organizations on the list, and even for referring the groups to attorneys so they could challenge whether they belong on the list.
America’s “war on terror” is a sham, and is really aimed right at US. We must vote out politicians who support it, no matter which party they belong to.
May 22, 2015 at 9:42pm
Blaze staff: If you’re going to use an expression like “rein in”, at least use the right homonym. “reign” is wrong.
The words "rein" and "reign" are not homonyms. They're homophones. If you're going to be a part of the grammar police, please use the right terminology.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:33am
Sorry, Christie, you’re not slippery enough to get by with that even if you are a big greasy fat guy. That only works for DemonRats.
May 21, 2015 at 9:14pm
But at least US churches are not required to perform weddings with which they disagree. I gather that churches in Canada are required to do that.
 May 21, 2015 at 9:09pm
If you reveal your belief system beforehand, I’ll bet they get upset about that too.
 May 21, 2015 at 9:04pm
I agree, as far as it goes. But to me this is a good reason not to ban discrimination. If some shop owner is a bigot of any kind, I’d rather know about it and avoid him, than not know because he isn’t allowed to say so. (And I’d rather just quietly avoid him than call him out on it, because he gets to be that way.)
May 21, 2015 at 9:02pm
I agree. But it will likely be another generation or two before everyone accepts gays. And making it compulsory won’t speed that up; if anything it will slow it down.
 May 21, 2015 at 6:39pm
Yes. And I believe that’s already true. Of course by “because you were careless” I imply that reasonable precautions are expected. If you lock up your stash or your gun but Junior uses a sledge hammer to get to it, I would not hold you liable because that was unforseeable and unpreventable. If you left it out on the kitchen table that would be a different story.
And of course, the appropriate punishment will depend on a lot of factors.
 May 21, 2015 at 6:23pm
And the only bad thing about it is how long it’s taken the authoritarians to learn the lesson of Prohibition! It ended in 1933, where were you people then?
May 21, 2015 at 6:19pm
What those issues show is that Beck is growing toward being a libertarian. He doesn’t claim perfection, and nobody should expect it.
 May 21, 2015 at 6:18pm
I agree, RP was right on drugs. As for the middle east war, it’s off topic here and too early to tell whether we should be involved. But I would pull out except for trying to fly Christians out to safety.
 May 21, 2015 at 6:07pm
I would make it a nationwide, individual right to use whatever substance you want, and to grow your own. Not even up to the state.
(1) State and local authorities get to license or ban bars and similar places where drugs are consumed in public.
(2) DUI laws stand (but should be written so that you have to be seen driving badly to be busted — “per se” limits are wrong because they can so easily catch someone who isn’t impaired). No checkpoints allowed though.
(3) Employers get to discriminate as they please (but should have written policies, the same for everyone in similar jobs).
(4) Zero tolerance if kids get hold of it because you were careless.
"(4) Zero tolerance if kids get hold of it because you were careless."
What about alcohol? Cigarettes? Guns? Zero tolerance for any instance children get a hold of some banned or dangerous item?
 May 21, 2015 at 5:50pm
At least he didn’t get shot down like the gyrocopter-dweeb in The Road Warrior. Whom he reminds me of.
May 19, 2015 at 11:22pm
You’re from the opposition party, so I’ll just soak your shirt with scotch, then call in a DUI on you after you leave. What a great idea — NOT!
May 19, 2015 at 11:05pm
That seems funny, because I’ve worked in several places that went overboard with “experiments” in the opposite direction.
I spent a year at Borland International, a software company with two or three thousand people. They were so touchy-feely that we had to spend two hours every Friday afternoon in a company-wide meeting, which began with a beach ball being tossed around the room and went on to have the top management give us a report of the company’s finances as if we were the owners rather than the employees. What a waste of time. That company could sure have improved by cutting out at least one layer of management, and preferably three or four.
May 19, 2015 at 11:00pm
I’d much rather work under a manager who regulates a little too much than under a manager who doesn’t do anything. Because in that latter type of place, the power vacuum always gets filled by some busybody like Joan on Mad Men (or a clique of them), and she’s always much less fair than a boss who’s supposed to be the boss.
May 19, 2015 at 10:52pm
@TunaBlue: If McDs goes all-robot, it will not be them screwing workers. It will be because SEIU and its allies deliberately screwed America’s working poor out of their jobs by raising the minimum wage. We must hold SEIU accountable on election day.
May 16, 2015 at 11:59pm
I hope these plaintiffs win. It’s a good case to set the precedent that our system must be truly color-blind, and abandon the idiotic practices of “affirmative action” and of considering “disparate impact.” It’s about darn time that MLK’s dream about the content of our character finally becomes reality!
Of course, we’ll still need to purge the communist and SJW indoctrinators from working at tax-funded universities.
May 12, 2015 at 12:25am
Without a 2/3 majority in the Senate, there isn’t much that can be done — until we get a non-Demonrat administration. Then a long list of people need to go on trial, starting with 0.