While I respect your sentiments here, I humbly disagree.
Heroes of the United States Navy, look like Murphy who pretty much threw away opportunities fame and fortune when he laid down his life for his shipmates.
Heroes of the United States Navy look like the anonymous kids of the USS Stark who died while standing watch for their country.
Being a Hero of the United States Navy requires FAR more than following orders and taking a head shot. It requires honor.
Violating oaths and commitments as you call attention to yourself is not honorable.
The United States Navy has plenty of Heroes. A lot of them are low level seaman standing watch right now on the bridge of some ship in the middle of some far away ocean.
[-1] June 19, 2014 at 9:28pm
1. Is this really newsworthy? I’m sorry I wasted my time looking at it . . . and even more commenting on it.
2. Has anyone wondered how the note got to the boss? I wonder what was in the dad’s mind when he brought it in (a good laugh, a day off).
3. The handwriting and content don’t seem to jive with me. For some reason this just seems off — Oh wait, I bet this kid goes to a government school and is older than we’re all thinking. That would explain the poor handwriting, spelling, and capitalization.
Do you want people to reply do you can continue to talk about this?
I often find myself typing a response on the blaze, looking it over, and canceling it. Either because I may be on the verge of engaging in some jackassery or because I will add nothing to a conversation. It is a good practice and you should consider adopting it.
Maybe the kid was talking jibe.
June 8, 2013 at 4:34pm
You either don’t have children or had them so long ago you forgot that four year olds have heads full of mush. And . . . no matter how you try to “train” a boy, a gun is like a shiny object to a crow.
You can’t put this all on the dad or the person who was visited. If the gun was out and the mush headed four year old bolted into the room and grabbed the gun, there may not have been a second’s notice to say or do anything.
And to the other person’s comment that kids should be taught to respect and not touch others’ stuff — see point #1 above about mush for brains and #2 about guns, shiny objects, and crows.
My heart breaks for the mother and for this young boy. God be with them!
June 8, 2013 at 4:22pm
What does God have to do with “right wingers” and guns? Your logic makes me think you’re a product of the public school system (unable to make a logical argument and regurgitating what the indoctrinators have told you). So sad.
January 23, 2013 at 5:09pm
This is a common problem with The Blaze Articles — information is missing and the grammar is so poor. Where is Fontana United School District? And how about proofing articles? Isn’t a word missing from this sentence? “The Fontana Unified School District and Police Department is refusing TO?? leave students unprotected . . . .”
As to the school district, it’s a fantastic start — but leaving the guns “locked safe intended for responding police” will prove to be too little too late.
January 19, 2013 at 2:27pm
Lisa! You hit the nail on the head!
I can’t stand it . . . who cares about these dirt bags? Who cares about Lance Armstrong? It seems to get anywhere in this world you need to be a cheat, liar, dirt bag.
Tiger Woods, Nolan Ryan, Kirby Pucket, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Roger Clements, Bret Favre, Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, Carl Lewis, Tonya Harding, Michael Vick . . .
I don’t watch sports, and these are just the names I came up with in a very short time!
August 18, 2011 at 10:59pm
I work for a state government and the saying for vendor “gifts” is “not even a cup of coffee.” So our holiday (aka Christmas) gifts of tins of popcorn, boxes of chocolate, and pointsettias (were not talking trips, gold pens, or promises of lucrative jobs) get sent off to local charities. My cube overlooks our capitol building and it sickens me knowing there’s a double standard for the legislature that is taking, taking, taking — everything from everyone — trade mission trips, conferences in Hawaii and out of the country, product samples, gifts from visiting dignitaries etc. Having a “charity” pay for this trip is no different than taking a gift from that charity — if these so called “public servant conservatives” want to go, pay for it out of their own pockets (they certainly make a good living for a part-time job). It’s time to walk the talk.
If there’s more to the story, then it was poorly written and it should have contained ALL the facts.
July 6, 2011 at 11:00am
Be careful what you wish for . . . we said the same thing in Minnesota about the Democrat and ended Jesse Ventura as governor. Disaster!
May 29, 2011 at 11:50am
Thank you so much for your first post with the list of American patriots that gave their lives in service to our country over the last week. The list broke my heart for their families. Here we sit in our comfortable homes reading a sad story about a self-indulgent person (I’m sorry for her family having to explain how she died in years to come). I’m ashamed of myself for opening the story, but am greatful to your for your post as a reminder of all the men and women who have sacrificed for our country from its origins.
This is an odd place to post a thank you, but THANK YOU to all who are serving and have served our country. We can never thank you enough!
P.S. With regard to the 3 a.m. wrestling match . . . my grandma was right . . . nothing good happens after midnight.
May 27, 2011 at 5:33pm
I too like this web site, but the mistakes aren’t limited to headlines. There are so many grammatical and punctuation mistakes. The poor editing and proofing ultimately hurts the credibility of the site.
May 1, 2011 at 8:24pm
Wow, that guy was in his glory talking about himself.
If Obama took the words “I,” “me,” and “my” out of his vocabulary he wouldn’t have anything to say.
May 1, 2011 at 8:14pm
Just plain not funny.
April 25, 2011 at 9:06pm
What a sad soul. You just have to feel sorry for someone so greedy, hateful, and misguided.
But I really feel sorry for his son who will have to live down the fact his dad tried to publically humiliate his mom’s family for money, publically exposed his privates in a magazine for money, and hung around with a has-been 2 bit commedianne who probably paid him money for her own selfish enjoyment of humiliating the Palins.
He has ruined his life . . . and all by the age of 20? He’s a bit like Monica Lewinski, a name you won’t forget for all the wrong reasons.
Heaven help him!
March 16, 2011 at 8:29pm
1. Earthquake devastes “Christchurch” New Zealand — 2011
2. Tornado hits downtown Minneapolis striking the steeple of the church in which the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) was voting on its stance on homosexuality — August 19, 2009.
What is your point? Don't use the word "Christ" in a city name?
If there were a god who used natural disasters to make a point, why would he hit a churć and not a gay bar or the MCC? Why reason could there be for not being direct? It makes no sense. Unless it's random and someone sifts through hundreds of instances to find something that sounds remotely causal.
@jiminycricket - your god sounds like a bit of an arsehole.
February 11, 2011 at 10:54pm
Don’t get sucked into good rhetoric, read my other posts!
February 11, 2011 at 10:46pm
We’ve lived under Pawlenty for 8 years, trust me, this guy is saying all the right things now, but didn’t stand up to the Democrats in the Legislature during his tenure (except when he turned his eye to the national prize last May). Please look into his record before you swollow the hook — conservatives can’t survive another RHINO candidate.
Oh, forgot . . . under Pawlenty we got two government-funded (Twins and U of M Gopher) sports stadiums and a 2nd light rail system that’s being installed right now (the first one is still being subsidized because it is not self sustaining — MN doesn’t have the population density to make this work!).
February 11, 2011 at 9:27pm
“Let me be clear” how many times can a guy say “I,” “me,” and “my” in five minutes?
February 11, 2011 at 9:13pm
I’m a native Minnesotan and Tim Pawlenty was a good governor for the “Land of 10,000 Liberals” because the electorate thought he was a moderate; but don’t let his new found voice mislead you — he’s NOT a Reagan conservative. He never cut the size of state government, his tax increases were called “fees,” and he left us $6 billion in the hole. He’s pretty liberal in many things — remember, he was McCain’s campaign manager for Minnesota — need I say more?
As much as I love what I’m hearing, a leopard doesn’t change its spots — support for Pawlenty is really desiring more McCain-type PROGRESSIVE policies/views.
Well, he certainly talks a good game. But you're saying he doesn't walk the walk. This is interesting. We must not get sucked in by our own rhetoric. On the other hand, (Oh noes! Watch the other hand!) he was honest about Cap + Tax. It could be that he is really coming around like so many Americans are.
We've lived under Pawlenty for 8 years, trust me, this guy is saying all the right things now, but didn't stand up to the Democrats in the Legislature during his tenure (except when he turned his eye to the national prize last May). Please look into his record before you swollow the hook -- conservatives can't survive another RHINO candidate.
Oh, forgot . . . under Pawlenty we got two government-funded (Twins and U of M Gopher) sports stadiums and a 2nd light rail system that's being installed right now (the first one is still being subsidized because it is not self sustaining -- MN doesn't have the population density to make this work!).