“If they come here to Louisiana, if they disrupt this funeral”.
I think this is the key. If they disrupt the funeral, then they’ll be arrested. Assuming they don’t, then they should be left alone.
I can’t stand WBC any more than Jindal can, but don’t arrest them just for protesting. They have every right to protest. Have the local community engage with a counter protest where they form a line of protection for the funeral goers. That’s a lot more effective than arresting them.
 July 27, 2015 at 2:52pm
“Would you defend the right of a group of skinheads protesting on an all black university and using every derogatory term to they can think of towards black students?”
YES! Absolutely. I want everyone to hear how vile those people are so they can be sure they don’t associate with them. Publish it everywhere far and wide. Let everyone else make up their own mind about both groups. When you censor it, people are left with depending on the opinion of others.
If Cruz aligns himself with Trump, beyond agreeing or disagreeing with some of his statements, I will lose at least some respect for him.
The election is over a year away. Cruz has plenty of time to build name recognition amongst the populous. No reason to align himself with Trump right now.
 July 26, 2015 at 2:35pm
I’m ok with a politician changing their mind. The question is, when did he change his mind? Was it while running for office? Was he in office? At what point did he realize the AWB was unconstitutional and would he or does he support any type of gun control today? Does he support NJ current gun control laws?
 July 25, 2015 at 1:34pm
But term limits will only work if it’s 1) crafted with an understanding of those currently in office and 2) crafted knowing that those in office will try to cheat it.
So if we’re going to institute term limits, it would have to contain a provision that immediately terms out anyone that’s currently in office (and those that have already served). Then, it would have to place strict limits on each office and prevent people from simply jumping from one office to the next. In other words, if we’re going to limit the House to 3 terms, there should also be a provision that prevents that person from simply jumping to the Senate for 2 more terms, and then to the Presidency. They should have to pick either the House or the Senate and then the Presidency. They could serve in both, but only if they serve, say, 1 term in either chamber and then they can’t go back to the other chamber. That way, they could server 1 term in the House, 1 term in the Senate, and then 2 terms as President. Keeping the length of each term the same, that would give that person 16 years in office total.
This is just an example. But simply setting term limits wouldn’t prevent a politician from serving his/her term in the House, jumping to the Senate and serving there, and then jumping to the Presidency. Depending on how long you limit each one, they could still be in office for a long time.
All of the above should have the desired effect of killing off “career politicians”.
July 24, 2015 at 12:46am
It hasn’t always been garbage, just in the last 10-15 years. Either that or I didn’t notice it because they weren’t always trying to have a “token Republican” filling one seat.
 July 22, 2015 at 11:53am
That last one didn’t “just figure” anything. Someone, somewhere, either the parents or the college she goes to, repeated it to her ad nauseum and it became accepted as fact.
Sadly, I don’t think anything will come of this. Maybe they’ll talk about it with their friends, but their friends may end up just saying “that’s totally not true”. No further research will be done to either confirm or deny the statements. Then they’ll just continue to vote for the Democrat because they’re fighting the big banks, right?
 July 19, 2015 at 11:36pm
Didn’t Wesley Snipes eventually end up under arrest for tax evasion for essentially doing that? I mean, he didn’t call the IRS, but he made no secret that he wasn’t paying taxes because it was unconstitutional.
But an illegal alien questions a sitting governor and…nothing.
 July 19, 2015 at 11:30pm
1. Flores used his children to evoke sympathy.
2. How long has Flores been in the country illegally?
3. There is no “but”! The President does not have the authority to pick and choose the laws he’s suppose to enforce.
 July 18, 2015 at 1:11am
“Rodgers said, though, that she believes that the Christian message that all gays should be celibate is problematic.”
It’s not the “Christian message”. It’s God’s message. It’s the biblical message. If you think it’s problematic, then I don’t think you’ve accepted Christ into your heart.
 July 15, 2015 at 11:53am
I’m pretty sure Paul would’ve called himself Jewish, but I get your point :-P
 July 14, 2015 at 6:17pm
I don’t understand. Why let her go? Why did anyone let her leave the scene? What were they afraid of, being charged with assault? Fine, let her try to do that. She could be charged with fraud as well as identity theft. Hell, if every person simply stood 6 inches from her and made HER push them, then she could also be charged with assault.
July 10, 2015 at 6:55pm
She left before law enforcement arrived? Why? I think I’d be hanging around a while even if I had somewhere else to be. Of course, I probably would’ve grabbed a paper towel and grabbed it first, then come out of the bathroom and said “Hey, I found this in the bathroom, might want to see if any of your customers lost a phone”.
 July 10, 2015 at 6:51pm
Turn it off. Turn it back on. Assuming it’s not an unlocked phone, the carrier will show when it starts. If the carrier doesn’t, simply call one of the carriers. They can tell you who the carrier is and they will most certainly tell law enforcement. Give them the IMEI code and they can tell you who it’s registered to and their address.
This isn’t really hard to do. Besides, I seriously doubt the camera got anything. Not unless the stalls are completely exposed to the toilets. Just look where the camera was.
It is one of those toilet and sink only “family” batghrooms. But I think Crapbucks coffee shops call them LBGTQ bathrooms.
So...probably got something.
July 10, 2015 at 12:21pm
If they haven’t gone to a strict cash only business yet, they need to. They should close their bank accounts and go cash only. I’m sure their customers are well aware of the situation and most would have no problem paying with cash. If they’re cash only, then the govt can’t seize their funds without sending the police to physically take the money.
 July 10, 2015 at 12:14pm
By that definition, a workplace could be considered “family”. Maybe that’s what they’re trying to teach though. Hmm.
 July 9, 2015 at 11:59am
No, the Supreme Court is designed to rule on Constitutional issues. They’ve been wrong before (separate but equal?) and they’re wrong right now. This was not an issue beyond equal protection. The States are well within their Constitutional rights to decide how they’re going to define marriage. The ONLY thing the Supreme Court should have weighed in on was whether or not they have to give equal protection, whether they recognize a “marriage” or not. Beyond that, the Supreme Court had no business getting involved.
[-1] July 9, 2015 at 1:01am
The States can recount as many times as they want. But at some point, they have to send an elector to cast their ballot. If they don’t send an elector to the meeting to cast a ballot because they’re to busy doing recounts, then that entire State loses their vote.
If that’s what Chris Matthews is suggesting, then that’s fine. I doubt very much that the folks in Florida want that to be the case. Isn’t it a lot easier just to get your ass to the polls and vote?
 July 8, 2015 at 10:14pm
So being able to buy a cake is a civil right? Nice try. No one was stopping the lesbian couple from buying a cake. The Klein’s just weren’t going to be the ones to sell it to them.
People have a civil right to be served by public accommodations - and that bakery was a state licensed public accommodation. The bakers denied them service specifically because they were lesbians - and that violated their civil rights..
As to nice try, this has already be decided and the fines levied against the bakery's owners.
No... They disagreed with the ceremony as it goes against their beliefs. Same as if it were a beheading ritual or a satanic blood drawing ritual. You have to look at the facts. Not just the ones that support your theory. Of course I remember you believe in evolution so you are at least consistent.
Feral, what ceremony? This was not about a ceremony. Oregon did not allow SS marriages at the time this occurred. The couple was already married in another state - they were merely holding a party to celebrate it with their friends and family . .