@aaaro88: Because Cruz hasn’t ruined his career. Texas loves Cruz because Cruz did exactly what he said he’d do: do everything in his power to stop Obamacare. Was he successful? No, but he tried and they love him for it.
Just because the rest of the country is to blind to see that Cruz is doing what he was elected to do does not mean his career is over.
 May 3, 2016 at 7:42pm
You can always write-in Cruz. #NeverTrump #Cruz2016
 May 3, 2016 at 7:40pm
“Not really idiots… just people that are feed up and angry with those GOP establishment politicians not keeping their promises and kowtowing to Harry Reid and 0bama.”
Except that the guy they’re rejecting is the guy that’s been fighting Reid, Obama, and McConnell. The guy they’re asking for is the guy that’s been working with both sides for a long time.
So explain again how they aren’t idiots.
May 2, 2016 at 5:11pm
A better discussion? And you linked to Slashdot? LOL.
 May 2, 2016 at 5:06pm
“Disasters happen but nothing that isn’t over within a week or two.”
The cleanup from Katrina lasted more than a week or two. People in NJ were still flooded out a week or two later. San Gabriel, CA was in the dark for more than a week when they had heavy winds. The power was out for a long time.
If you think things are over after a week or two, then you’re probably just watching the nightly news. Cleanup and rebuilding after a tornado or hurricane can take months. That doesn’t mean anything to you, but for those affected, it’s quite a long time.
 May 1, 2016 at 11:22am
The only “loophole” is a private citizen being able to resell their property to another private citizen.
If we really want to stop the death and carnage, then we need to require everyone that sells a car, from the dealer to the private individual, to do a background check on every person they sell to. Store the information at the DMV. People will also be required to submit to a sobriety test, administered by a local LEO, every time they get into their car to drive. No exceptions.
Obviously we’ll need to hire millions more LEOs, but since so many people are dying in automobile accidents, it’s the only way to be sure no one drives drunk. If we save just one life, it’s worth it, right?
 May 1, 2016 at 10:42am
LOL. “Coren’s theory is based on a study of 250 of images posted online showing dog owners hugging their pets.”
This isn’t a study. This is someone attempting to analyze 250 images that were posted online.
This is just beyond stupid. The guy looks pretty old too, which surprised me. I’d expect someone much younger to come to this conclusion, not someone older that would study the hypothesis in a much more realistic way.
Agree, Jedi. You can't call this a bona fide "study" of animal behavior without actually observing animals. Photos don't do squat, and actually show a lack of diligence.
But....like all the "studies" being done which are based on opinion rather than critical scientific methods, this one will be quoted as FACT by those who want to see all animals roam freely around the world.
He's a psychology professor, what do you expect when you see how COLLEGE KIDS turn out?
 April 29, 2016 at 2:33pm
Hardly. If a room full of women are telling you that this other person is also a woman, the common sense thing to do would be to apologize for the trouble and leave.
In Republican Americaland, why would a man pay attention to what a woman has to say?
 April 29, 2016 at 2:32pm
What does she need ID for? To use the bathroom? Most places won’t even ask for ID for a credit card purchase under $50. If you’re paying with cash, there’s no need for ID either (unless you’re buying alcohol). Even if she had ID, a room full of women are saying “This is a girl!”. Perhaps the officers could’ve used a little common sense and figured “If everyone here is telling us she’s a girl, she’s probably a girl and we can leave her alone”.
Some jackass probably reported a man walking into the women’s restroom and instead of being a man and confronting her himself/herself, they decided to contact law enforcement instead. I see it happen all the time. People want to be able to call someone else because they want someone else to deal with it.
Today the bathroom, tomorrow the drinking fountain, the next the lunch counter and the swim pool. The south is moving backwards with their laws, but we all know that is the direction they seem most comfortable with
Yesterday the voting booth. In CT
No way on earth that is a girl. The left arm has a huge tatoo and looks too massive. The voice is way too low for it to be a girl (and you can hear as they are moving him to the door his real voice comes out), the way he is standing, the way he is acting, no way that is a girl. Now it most likely is a he that thinks he's a she, but a girl he isn't. This video was posted last year and we are only now finding out about it. I'd love to see who this person is.
 April 29, 2016 at 2:29pm
BS. We have the freedom of movement within the US without having to show ID. I need ID to prove I can drive and to prove I can buy alcohol. I’ll sometimes leave the house without ID if I’m not driving and have no plans to buy alcohol. My wife does the same.
You can, but doesn't always make it wise. You can walk down a dark alley in Chicago at night, probably not the smartest thing to do. Not saying they HAD to have one, but wasn't wise to not bring it along. As JSFLW implied, it can help diffuse a bad situation by having it.
Try moving freely within my home without an invitation and you will not like the result. While you may not need Id to move about freely in public an arguement can also be made that the person(s) paying for that restroom have a right to establish rules for that restroom.
There's having freedom, then there's having common sense. And that attitude isn't going to get you a quick and easy stop if the LEOs show up. I prefer to id myself, and cheerfully walk away.
"an arguement can also be made that the person(s) paying for that restroom have a right to establish rules for that restroom."
And that rule would be? "You have to have your mammaries hanging out at all times"? "You have to be pretty and soft"?
This is what the left does. They have so much time on their hands and think that genitalia is a badge of honor .Of course they plant persons dressed to confuse cops, security and families to make a mockery of a traditional system that they don’t like. Even at the expense of playing good decent people as fools.Remember the motto for LGBT : LET GENITALIA TRANFORM MY INNER BEING………OR: IT’S THE GENITALS STUPID! OR: OH HAIL MY GENITALS. Anyway there’s more to life than this crap 24/7.. As a man , I gotta hit the MENS room for a pee...sorry
 April 28, 2016 at 1:02pm
“many young people no longer want to hear from one expert or authority at a microphone and are looking for participatory opportunities”
So we should let younger people form groups, work out how they think it is (despite what the Bible says), and once they come to a consensus then that’s what they’ll all believe? I’m sorry, but unless they’ve been studying the Bible for years, then this simply won’t work. They’ll end up picking and choosing the things they want to believe and then, as society changes, they’ll be forced to alter their beliefs again.
What really needs to happen is for young people to realize that they don’t know everything. They need to realize that the moral codes in the Bible weren’t written for “a certain time”. They need to realize that someone with authority, that’s been studying the word of God for years, does need to tell them what it means.
“Christianity lost between 2.8 and 7.8 million followers over the past seven years, with the largest drop observed within mainline Protestantism, a group of denominations known for embracing more theologically progressive ideals”
This speaks volumes. If you’re not preaching the Gospel, why would I stay in your Church?
 April 27, 2016 at 8:10pm
@Understand: “Country: Country Girl Shake it For Me, Lay You Down”
So a guy, telling country girls to shake their ass, is the same as a girl telling other girls to not only shake their ass, but to also give their man a *******?
Riiiight. The difference is that Luke Bryan doesn’t claim to be “empowering” women while this so called lady does claim to be empowering women.
 April 27, 2016 at 8:04pm
@Slender: Yeah, comparing the Waltz to a guy ejactulating all over her dress (those are her lyrics) after she gives him a blow job (again, her lyrics) is totally the same. Yep, totally valid comparison.
You’re a special kind of stupid.
 April 27, 2016 at 4:44pm
Cruz has been mathematically eliminated since Florida. We know it. It’s irrelevant. If Trump can’t score big wins in Indiana and California, it’s going to go to a contested convention. Cruz has been racking up delegates for the 2nd round of voting and he will likely win the nomination at that point. I’m sure Trump will just whine and moan about the system being rigged even though the process has remained largely unchanged for years.
April 26, 2016 at 6:37pm
“Ducati has a particularly dubious record of speed related fatalities.”
Ducati? You mean the bikes kill their riders? Is that like the guns that are going around killing people all by themselves?
I think what you mean is that early 20s males that think they’re mister badass hop on a Ducati and end up getting themselves killed because they have little to no experience and want to show off. It’s the same reason insurance rates for teenagers are usually sky high too. Little to no experience and end up showing off to their friends and either cause an accident or get a ticket.
 April 19, 2016 at 8:28pm
The system isn’t confusing and Hannity knows it. Hannity has been doing this for a very long time. He knows how the system works and he knows where to find the information for when he forgets about the details. He doesn’t need Cruz to explain the “confusing” system because it isn’t confusing.
It’s quite simple. All the delegates are bound to whoever won them during the first round. After that, some are free to vote for any other candidate. Some aren’t free to do that until the third round. After the third round, if no one hits 1237, then it goes to a brokered convention.
Ted Cruz understands this and has been campaigning in States that have already held their primary in order to win delegates during the subsequent votes. Trump doesn’t understand this and thinks that if he comes close, he should still get it. Trump is wrong. Coming close doesn’t win you the nomination.
The unbound delegate system sucks. Voters should not be disenfranchised, whether or not the rules allow it is not the issue. This is America. Real Americans prefer that it these kind of races that the voters get to decide.
Why are Cruztians find American concepts so foreign to them? Is it a Canadian thing?
You can't trust people who are willing to be bought by the establishment bosses !!!
Trump not only understands the rules unless at the last minute they are changed and he is not informed of such, and he understand that delegates gained by illegal voter cheating is WRONG! but obviously Cruz does not and that shows his lack of ethics and character. However, he and Kasich are bought and paid for establishment patsies to try and block Trump. Gee, don't you just love cheaters? NO!
 April 19, 2016 at 8:22pm
“conservative radio host Sean Hannity”
LOL. Sean Hannity stopped being a conservative when he didn’t press Donald Trump on his clearly not conservative proposals.
April 19, 2016 at 2:50pm
“Are you aware that in Europe cell phone companies don’t control devices as the consumer is able to buy any phone they choose and select a carrier.”
Are you aware that the same can be done in the US? Want an unlocked phone (that’s what they are)? Buy one. Just make sure it’s compatible with the carrier that you want (they make multiple versions of most phones) and then take it to that carrier. They’ll give you service.
Most people don’t want to do this. Most people want to pay $200 for their brand new phone, not the retail price of $600. They want an unlocked phone for $200 without realizing that their service is subsidizing the other $400.
 April 18, 2016 at 4:46pm
“Marriage may be a religious ceremony for people who are religious but it is also a contract and a legal status – that’s why there need to be laws, and equal protection”
So simply recognize it as a contract for everyone. A civil contract. The govt has no business deciding who can marry who (a marriage “license”) anyway.
“No church has ever been forced to marry two people that they didn’t want to. It has literally never happened.”
No, but people of faith have been forced to do things in violation of their faith or pay fines. The 1st amendment doesn’t just apply to churches as much as you might want it to.
 April 18, 2016 at 4:43pm
If you want equal protection, have a contract drawn up that offers legal protections. Then the State is only involved in enforcing the contract.
The State really has no business “licensing” marriage to begin with. Considering that marriage licenses were created to keep people from marrying, we’re better off getting the State completely out of it than by slowly adding more and more people to it. Getting the State out keeps the govt small. Slowly adding more and more just makes the govt bigger and bigger.