I’m surprised it took this long for controversy to appear. I’ve been listening to the song for a week or two on Pandora.
March 27, 2015 at 11:54am
^ This. If you don’t listen to the lyrics, it does sound like it’s about a lesbian relationship or at the very least about one woman wanting to be with another woman. If you do listen to the lyrics (I’ll admit I haven’t fully), then it becomes clear that it’s about jealousy (I read the lyrics elsewhere today).
 March 27, 2015 at 11:47am
T1) he problem with the Dixie Chicks wasn’t that they spoke their minds. It’s that they spoke their minds while in a foreign country. If they were being so brave to speak their minds, why wait until they were out of the country? Their comments predate social media, so there was a good chance that fans in the US would’ve never heard the comments. Real bravery would’ve been making those comments at a concert in Texas.
As far as country music being terrible, not everything is Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Jason Aldean. There’s still plenty of good country music out there. Eric Church comes to mind as one of the better ones these days. Eli Young Band is good as well. They’re not nearly as popular as FGL, Luke Bryan, and Aldean, but their music is quite country.
Check out Steve Earle's son Justin Townes Earle. He kills it:
Him covering Billy Joe Shaver:
 March 26, 2015 at 12:37pm
“I believe there should be limits to freedom of speech if that speech is generally considered to be offensive or obscene to a great many people and to the ideals of freedom and liberty.”
Isn’t that the whole point of freedom of speech though? To protect the speech that we don’t want to hear? If we only protect the speech that isn’t deemed obscene or offensive, then we don’t really have freedom of speech.
 March 25, 2015 at 12:31pm
Why? Is it because you equate “retail” with “door greeter” or someone standing at a cash register? You do realize that “retail” expands into anyone that works for a retail establishment. Do you think Walmart doesn’t have an IT dept (how else is all that data distributed between all their locations?) similar to Target or any other retail establishment?
The reality is that “retail” means about as much as “food service”. Sure, sure there are a lot of people employed at the bottom rung (the entry level position), but there’s nothing stopping anyone from moving up the ladder through skillset and education.
I don’t know a single person that didn’t work a “retail” job at some point in there lives.
No, it's because I hate to think that walmart is the standard... This is our best? We used to be so much better. This is what is sad to me.
Retail is for losers, must learn real skills, have real ideas and follow real dreams
 March 25, 2015 at 12:21pm
O’Reilly is a progressive. The only thing he could point to that Bush did well are the tax cuts and the economy. He doesn’t care about the Patriot Act, the federal Dept of Education, or any other of the federal overreach that was done during the Bush administration. That’s why he wants Republicans in power. They’ll expand government the way he wants it expanded.
O’Reilly is not at all a limited government guy. He does not view the marketplace of ideas as the best solution. He views Republican run govt as the solution.
 March 24, 2015 at 6:09pm
Did they really think he wouldn’t be prepared to answer these questions? He is a very smart man that pays attention to a lot of things.
 March 24, 2015 at 3:29pm
So praying that the child will come to peace is now a bad thing? It’s just totally ok for mom to do everything except actual discipline in order to quiet the child?
Sounds to me like the child was having a temper tantrum and the mom was letting the child get away with it.
You complain about society allowing a selfish mentality and then you get mad at this woman for her opinion on the selfish mentality? And apparently the child does this every weekend? There’s nothing wrong with the child except that its selfish and it knows that it can scream and holler as much as it wants and momma ain’t gonna do a damn thing about it. That’s where the real problem lies.
The store could solve the problem right quick. The store employees could be told that the next time the child starts doing that, simply tell the woman that she has to leave. Tell her the authorities are on their way. If she doesn’t leave, charge her with trespassing (which I’m pretty sure is a simple fine). She’ll leave right quick if she knows what’s good for her and the child. Next time she comes in, tell her that if she can’t keep the child under control, she’ll be asked to leave again. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Children are barbarians that must be disciplined. If you don’t discipline and simply give them crap every time they throw a fit, they learn that all they have to do is throw a fit.
 March 24, 2015 at 3:21pm
“I’m thinking about maybe doing a blog on some parenting tips, because there’s a lot of you out there that are ******* stupid,” she said.
I agree with her on this :-)
FYI, my kids don’t get away with **** in any stores. They start acting up, I drop everything, grab them, and hall them out of the store. I have no problem picking the youngest one up and taking him out of the store or grabbing him by the wrist and dragging him out. Sometimes it simply isn’t good enough to tell a child to behave.
 March 24, 2015 at 3:01pm
Is this really what it’s going to come down to? He hasn’t done anything in the Senate and we already tried someone like that? This is the exact same stupid logic that some so called “conservatives” used as a reason to vote for Obama back in 2008. He was inexperienced and we’ve already tried putting experienced people into office and look where its gotten us. Maybe it’s time for someone with no experience. That was even though Obama was telling us that he was going to redistribute wealth “if you spread the wealth around…”.
So now we’re back to wanting an experienced candidate? How about someone that’s simply willing to stand with America and stand for the Constitution? Cruz wins on both counts. Obama lost on both and got elected because the media was silent.
March 22, 2015 at 6:11pm
If it passes, a lawsuit gets filed challenging it. A judge stays the law until the lawsuit is completed. Once completed, the law will be thrown out.
Oh, did you think it would actually take effect? Do you really think it has a chance in hell of passing? I’ll just be curious to see what percentage of voters vote yes. If it gets more than 0% of the electorate, I think that’s a problem.
 March 19, 2015 at 12:38am
“If you get a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, remember the IRS says its agents never threaten jail time in order to receive payment.”
No, they just threaten your entire livelihood and force you to prove your innocence.
IRS - SCAMMER either way their job is to take money from you they did not earn.
DID-JA [VOTE] FOR THE IRS??? DID-JA [VOTE] FOR THE NSA??? DID-JA [VOTE] FOR THE TSA??? DID-JA [VOTE] FOR THE FEDERAL PRIVATE RESERVE BANK???
READ--R E A D !! THE CONSTITUTION....ONLY LESS-THAN-30PAGES... [REGULATIONS] ARE NOT INIT!!
 March 18, 2015 at 12:29am
Stop begging. Start practicing civil disobedience. Citizens need to start carrying whether it’s legal or not. It may be cliche but “Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6″.
You can wait for the govt to let you carry concealed or you can start doing it and exercise your fundamental right to self defense. No jury in the world is going to convict a woman that kills a would be rapist (ok, maybe in the middle east they would, but not in the US).
Amen JediKnight! I'm not going to beg my douchebag Congressman for permission to save my own life or my family's life. To hell with these power-crazed @$$holes!
Yes, except that most women murder victims are killed by their fathers, husbands, boyfriends or ex-boyfriends. Having a gun in the house increases the likelihood of dying at the end of that gun by five fold. Not to mention, if a woman kills her abusive husband, she is more likely to be dealt a harsher sentence than he would have been for beating her to death. And did it ever occur to you that maybe a woman doesn't want to have killed somebody? That it is easier to live with being a rape victim than a killer?
 March 17, 2015 at 1:14pm
What I got from the study was simply that people consume more diet drinks than regular drinks because they think it’s ok to drink more of the diet drink.
On a side note, there aren’t really any positives to drinking a diet soda. Diet is only less bad than regular. If you’re really trying to cut calories, soda should be out completely in favor of water.
 March 17, 2015 at 1:11pm
Oh no! 5 years old? That makes it completely ancient.
Old or not, the point is that people tend to drink more soda when they drink a diet soda because they think “it’s diet, I can have more”. That’s not how it works at all and it has very little to do with what’s in it.
The point of drinking diet is that you’re suppose to drink the same amount of you would drink of regular soda. If you do that, then you’re taking in fewer calories. Combine that with exercise and making sure you’re burning off more than you’re taking in and you will lose weight.
It’s not rocket science and it’s not magic.
March 17, 2015 at 1:09pm
Mostly well stated. Losing weight is about calories in vs calories out. In order to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in. Otherwise, your body stores it. If you’re taking in 1500 calories per day and only burning 1000, you will gain weight (it doesn’t even matter if you’re working out). If you want to lose weight and you’re taking in 1500 calories, you must burn more than that.
March 17, 2015 at 1:06pm
If the diet cokes were the culprit, why do you still have it? The diet cokes aren’t the culprit. It’s age combined with activity. Walking and swimming aren’t going to get rid of the waistline. Try doing some crunches or bicycling instead. Try running the 3 miles instead.
As we get older, we have to work harder to stay in shape. It’s just a simple fact.
A friend of mine runs miles (I don’t know exactly how many) every other day. He use to be really big. Now he’s slim (really slim). Among everyone I know, he’s probably the most in shape. He doesn’t drink soda very much, but he does drink quite a bit of beer.
 March 17, 2015 at 1:03pm
It’s not about drinking diet coke vs regular coke. It’s about consumption. If you’re drinking more diet coke than you would regular coke, that right there is the problem. Try cutting back to no more than one per day.
Don’t forget to exercise. All the “diet” food in the world won’t do you any good if you’re still taking in more than you’re burning off. If you want to lose weight, calories burned must be greater than calories taken in. There’s really no magic to it.
I'm sure you're right. I drink about 1 can per hour - 12 per day. When I "cut back" I'm down to a 6-pack per day. Getting down to 1 per day would be a real challenge, but by drinking tea or something without sugar or aspartame, I may have better luck with it. I will certainly try!
 March 14, 2015 at 1:25pm
Why is this even news? Do people know how far half court really is? Do you know how hard it is to make that shot? If it were easy, basketball players would take the shot all the time.
March 11, 2015 at 3:22pm
The school can mandate that the test is started, but they certainly can’t mandate that the test is actually finished. A lot of parents simply tell their kids “Log in and then sit there doing nothing.” Then they pick their kid up from school for the day and go home or elsewhere.
The more these states push, the bigger the backlash they’ll have in the next election.