Perhaps, but what pisses of independents are large corporations and the wealthy who have tons of money from hard working americans and used to invest in communities, states and their country as part of being good citizens. Now they claim the are global corporations and merely capitalists and thus owe nothing to any country. I am not impressed or respectful to CEOs of companies who outsourced their workers a “slave” wages in developing countries so they could make 300 times the average employee today instead of the 30 times the average employee great citizen leaders of the great companies did in the 1940′s, 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s. Inn 1970, the average hard working american could buy a house, drive a decent car and send their kids to college. Today now that the wealthy and large corporations don’t want to contribute to their local communities, states and country the average hard working american can barely afford the retirement, health care and other benefits good companies used to provide, let along send their kids to college. Cutting income taxes only helps the wealthy and large corporations and buy the way it is the smallest % of total taxes paid by the average american.
Start with property taxes instead then...
Get rid of that fascist concept.
Cavallo, a million thumbs up!!
You really don't understand what's going on do you, or how we got in this situation? You really need to read more about history and economics…just a suggestion.
We've regulated most of our manufacturing companies out of the country.
JRook – you are actually very correct on much of this. The difference between Sanders and Trump would be Sanders belief that you can pull yourself up by pulling someone else down. That said, we are getting hit from both sides. The Dems want votes so everyone goes on the public dole somehow and the neo-cons want elites and serfs and they have no loyalty to the U.S. Our insane immigration policies, both legal and illegal, plus mass increases in foreign workers who work for less than U.S. citizens, and really bad trade bills all certainly contribute to this slide into hell for the middle class. The elites are actually buying land in NZ and other places so when it all collapses in the U.S. and the riots start, they will be safe. You may not agree, but I believe Trump is the only one who actually gets this. He may not be the most eloquent speaker, but he is the one who is trying to point out the problems. I believe he can solve many of them. Hit the huge problems and fine tune later.
Talking points, JR, pure talking points!
 September 3, 2015 at 4:38pm
Good point. I am leaning towards this guy, but he has to get beyond the 5 second sound bites that are intended for the rush low information voters. So far he has gained support on bumper sticker slogans and wishful statements. He has yet to demonstrate any level of real depth with regard to actual policies and programs he would act on. And if he chooses Carli FAILorina as his VP, he will loose my vote to anyone else.
Low information voters are who seem to be putting people in office.
And if you were a Rebublican candidate, i'm sure you would reveal your plans for success before the election so the 15 other candidates could steal your ideas and campaign with them. This is why no one here heeds your political statements. Like, get it?
I think he's submitted at least one concrete plan already, maybe more.
I'm still not sure I can trust him though.
 September 3, 2015 at 4:32pm
The detail and followup relative to this story has be exhaustive and impressive to say the least. Of course the staff would convince an unbiased audience of even a meager level of integrity, professionalism and honesty if it similarly reported that 5 of the State investigations into Planned Parenthood caused by the release of the fraudulent videos has found that NO violations of any health codes, medical ethics or laws were found. But then again, that professionalism or integrity thing doesn’t seem to mean much to those involved in smear propaganda.
 September 3, 2015 at 4:23pm
“removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country.” How sad it is to realize this guy knows he is so irrelevant that he has to make outrageous statements to get any attention. And so there is no confusion she was jailed because she defied a judge’s order and is being held in contempt. So it is the act of being in contempt of court not her beliefs or conscious. No different than an individual who assaults or murders an abortion doctor and claims that it was based on their religious beliefs. As mentioned before, while she claims her prior life (4 marriages, adultery) are not relevant because it was before she was a chrisitan, what would she have done if a clerk denied her a 4th. license based on religous beliefs?
Obviously a liberal hater, JRook. While the mechanism was the finding by the judge that she was in contempt of a court order, the judge refused to recognize Mrs. Davis has a right to the free exercise of her religious beliefs. There is a bit of unnecessary confrontation by the judge in the chosen course of action. The judge could have issued a fine with a warning, but evidently the judge wanted to show a little attitude. And that crack about her personal life is just that, a crack made by the liberal hater lacking in tolerance and compassion your have shown yourself to be. Where is the civil discourse that you libs seem to think you are so capable of and have mastered?
 September 3, 2015 at 4:13pm
Ah, and I was wondering why a high school fight was worthy of a story…… but then again I forgot about the level of the intended audience.
September 3, 2015 at 4:09pm
Oh ok, the ball guys decided to deflate the balls on their own as a goof on Brady. This is nothing more than a legal reinforcement that $$$ is significantly more important than ethics and integrity in professional football, which after all at the end of the day is merely a game. Brady showed no integrity and ethics by letting some equipment guy take the fall, who I’m sure by the way has been taken care of both directly and indirectly for being the scapegoat. Unfortunately, money allows individuals in this country cover up a lot of things including being a coward and not having the guts to admit you cheated in a game.
 September 3, 2015 at 3:56pm
By all means let’s give attention and celebrate an individual who was driving drunk and could have killed the little girl who’s barbie jeep she bought.
We would rather give attention to someone who took a bad situation and made it fun for everyone. She is paying her dues, legally, financially, and in her relationships. Everyone knows why she's driving around in a toy car.
Don't condone the drinking and driving, but, you have to admit that she's facing the consequences with style.
Gotta say I'm with rookie on this thought. Glad she didn't kill anyone because it happens every single day in our do it if it feels good country......
She should now be arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license.
So what would you guys like to do to her? Shun her from society? Stone her?
She made a mistake. She's paying the price for it.
"So what would you guys like to do to her? Shun her from society? Stone her?"
How about sending her to prison because she was like I dunno...far worse then a woman who would not follow un unconstitutional law ordering her to violate her 1st Amendment rights and issue marriage licences to people who for hundreds of years, no one would said the definition of marriage meant the same sex perversion they promote and force on the rest of us.
"She made a mistake. She’s paying the price for it."
 September 3, 2015 at 3:53pm
In other words this judge has ordered her to take ” The Mark Of The Beast ” No ordered her to carry out the duties of the office and uphold the pledge she made to uphold the laws of the land. If she is unwilling to do either then she should simply step down from the office. But rather than do that, she has allowed the conservative mafia to make her a poster child for some fictitious war on christianity. Now people say her past has nothing to do with her new life as a chrisitan. But what would she have said about a clerk who refused to marry her for the 4th. time or because she had children out of wedlock? Perhaps she would say her freedom, liberty and civil rights were being restricted.
Maybe so but as in the famous gay wedding cake caper, the gay mafia could have easily gone to the next county and received a goofy gay license to get "married".
September 2, 2015 at 4:06pm
If those are the facts then why was there any doubt he would be cleared of the shooting. Of course it was justified and make note of the time and steps taken as that is what an experienced, knowledgeable policeman does before he shoots. This was not even close to the case in Cleveland where the lazy cops drove up and shot a 12 year old kid within 1 minute of arriving on the scene, without even getting out of the car. Besides being cowards they were wrong and once again the city of Cleveland will pay out $millions to the family.
If you point a fake gun at a someone who has a real one, expect bad consequences.
[-1] September 2, 2015 at 4:01pm
So by assertion Conservatism always achieves its stated intent. So it was Bush’s and Cheney’s, two great conservatives, intent to destabilize the middle east and lead us into the worst economic period since the great depression. Well done conservatives.
“So by assertion”…what’s that mean rooky? The only “assertion” made was that liberalism always achieves the exact opposite of its stated intent. There was nothing more implied. YOU made an inference based on your own flawed logic. You libs tend to do that quite often and it really substantiates my claim. You read a simple statement and immediately and purposefully assign an opposite connotation. In other words….thanks for reaffirming my point!
 September 2, 2015 at 3:54pm
Actually, its called exploiting your 15 minutes of fame for all its worth and it says something about character and motives. For me I’ll take the quiet marine who just goes and does his business based on love of their country. It is really sad to see individuals fall into the trap of letting the media cash in on their story and cash in on their story about cashing in. And yes, dancing with the stars is about as moronic a show as has ever been created.
Seriously? You are hating on this young man for taking an offer to do dancing with the stars. He may be set for life because of his actions and you are acting like it’s a bad thing. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t calling "the media" and asking for attention or money. But how long can you turn down fame or money when you are in your early 20s and attend a community college? I'm sure you wouldn’t be whining like a total A-HOLE if he was on Duck Dynasty for a season or 2. This boy did something that most people will never do. If he wants to accept jobs for doing it then congradulate him and move on.
 September 2, 2015 at 2:10pm
Ah yes there is no stronger judge than those who have a sorted past and are converted. Akin to those who used to smoke and now claim that it is a disgusting habit. This woman needs to be removed from her position and educated about what civil rights are and that they apply to everyone, not just hose who share her beliefs. Any and all ideological and religious beliefs should not and can not be allowed in the public venue. Isn’t that what everyone here is preaching with regard to the IRS and their supposed treatment of some right wing PACs? Or are you using a different rationale for this one?
[-8] September 2, 2015 at 1:58pm
Why waste a message on those who comment without ever actually reading the actual deal. You know those truly low information voters who obtain the “knowledge” from the likes of rush and then repeat it here as though that makes it all the more reliable. You have more than just a few individuals who are both wiser and smarter than any of the ideological and belief driven detractors who make a case for it being a good deal based on real facts, rationality and logic.
It's the notion that after reading it RooK, you're hit with a bout of terminal stupidity by believing any of it will happen, or matter!!!
Do you mean the Democrats that have pledged their support, and who have not read the agreement, or the secret side deals made directly between Iran and the UN?
Show us the documents so we have facts to argue, or just admit that none of the Congress folk who have pledged support have read the entire deal.
Rook – You know as well as I that the vast majority of people don’t have the time or the legal knowledge to read and understand documents like this. If you do, more power to you, but most people have to rely on others who do have that understanding (or have a team of people who do that work). At that point, the rest of us choose who we believe is giving us the best interpretation of what the document says/means.
Your post is unbelievably arrogant and reinforces everyone’s understanding of your ‘jerkiness”.
With that all said, I’m going to stick with the fact that it doesn’t matter what is in the agreement. It could be the best deal America ever made (which it most surely is not) but it is completely meaningless since Iran is totally untrustworthy and will use it to cheat and build a bomb anyway…if the morons can ever figure out how.
Maybe, because some people have more experience concerning the matter than you do. Simple as that.
When you get some logic, and proper facts. Then you may have a point. But the fact is. The U.S. is basically encouraging them to be more aggressive. And you know it.
The fact is. Obama will be out of the office in less than two years. And you will hear him blame others when the SHTF. -- If you notice all the really bad stuff and impacts are set to be implemented when he leaves office. Since it takes months to years for the regulations to be finished and implemented.
But realize this. When you cut the military capability. And then have a hostel country with a nuke. But unable to build there military enough to totally win. You end up either giving up. Or using your nukes.
By the way. How are they going to verify that Iran is telling the truth, and in compliance. -- The answer is they can't. It is all window dressing. They lied today by saying this would last forever.
But again. There is no way you have every been in the region. Not with statements you are making. Nor due you have field related experience.
By the way. What is Obama going to do when the Chemicals get taken by the ISIS? What excuse will he have.
JRook, this IS the first time I've actually agreed with you on anything. "why waste a message on us?"
The answer... Because you are paid to. Now get busy stupid.
 August 31, 2015 at 11:42am
Pick any area of our culture and society and it is consumed by individuals who say and do things that are outrageous as possible to get attention and make money through that “level of attention”. Whether it be politicians who compete to make the most unfounded and inflammatory comment or the “political analyst” circus clowns like Ann Coulter who comes out of the clown car every 6 months or so to feed the angry mob so she can sell another BS book. For gods sake we live in a society and culture that considers Kim Kardashian to be worthy of something other than a waitress job. When we start valuing intelligence, knowledge and performance above ideology and beliefs and outrageous behavior, perhaps we will get back on track. Oh and a little good old American citizenship where you care more about your country and fellow citizen than your own ideology, beliefs and stuff might go a long way also.
 August 31, 2015 at 11:34am
“Most conservative Bible scholars believe that either the Book of Genesis or the Book of Job was the first book of the Bible to be written, likely by Moses, and likely during the 40 years of wilderness wandering in between the exodus from Egypt and the death of Moses. This would put the date of authorship somewhere between 1450 BC and 1400 BC.”
Always interesting to see artifacts that predate the bible by at least 9,000 years not having any relationship to the jewish faith or STORIES of the bible. Particularly when these artifacts are found on the other side of the earth.
Someone erased his hard drive! Took awhile to locate the backups!
The dating of this idol is wrong.
It can't be older than man, and God created the earth and life - including man - about 6500 years ago or less.
Yes, idols were around before Moses wrote the Books of the Law.
But idols cannot predate man.
And Moses's writings go back to the very beginning and give an accurate historical account.
Right. Just like it's "interesting" to see artifacts that people think were brought here by aliens, right?
Seriously, there's no possible way to figure out how old something is if it's been in a bog or swamp and petrified. People in Florida have found petrified skateboards, and pickles and all sorts of weird stuff in the Everglades, because it only takes a couple of years to petrify something in a swamp.
Where do you get this crap from? I mean, I can understand why Russia is idiotic when it comes to science. They're 6 decades behind the rest of the world in most fields, and a century behind the rest of the world when it comes to things like the humanities. But you're not Russian. Why don't you know the basics of chemistry?
My only guess is that you went to a public school.
[-7] August 31, 2015 at 11:25am
“However, many military experts warn that a nuclear Iran is a direct threat to the United States, and it could happen in a “flash.” Thanks for the science lesson tommy, however the context for the statements regarding a nuclear Iran were made around the need for this agreement, as without it the speed at which they will achieve a nuclear weapon is dramatically faster.
Thanks for pimping for dingle Barry, Lurch and the crazy mullahs, junior. Guessing you take Cankles at her word often too.
@foobared: explain how not having the deal will make iran get a nuke slower.
@christian_eagle_patriot Do you realize that Iran gets $150,000,000,000.00 from US in this deal, and I don't even know how many billions in unfrozen assets. Yeah, ... having that kind of money available could help even Cuba get a nuke.
On Jan. 20, 2014, former IAEA Deputy Director General Olli Heinonen warned that Iran could build a nuclear weapon in 2-3 weeks. He also acknowledged that this estimate is based only on Iran's known capabilities - not on what Iran may be capable of doing, or may already have done in secret facilities. Iran has underground facilities suspected of being used for nuclear weapons development to which the IAEA has repeatedly been denied access.
Nonetheless, IAEA has discovered Iran has experimented with implosion technology, necessary for making more sophisticated nuclear weapons. IAEA also discovered plans for a nuclear warhead that could fit on Iran's missiles.
We know from our own experience that developing a re-entry vehicle (RV) for a nuclear missile warhead is not all that difficult. The U.S., working from scratch and using the technology of over 50 years ago, in 1955, developed its first RV for the Thor, Jupiter, and Atlas missiles in just a few years.
Nor is it necessary for Iran to test a nuclear weapon in order to develop a missile warhead. Israel, we know from the defection of Israeli nuclear scientist Mordecai Vanunu and other sources, developed a sophisticated array of nuclear weapons, including missile warheads, without testing. South Africa too, before dismantling its nuclear arsenal, deployed nuclear weapons and designed a missile nuclear warhead without testing.
Iran gets to inspect their own facilities, how is that a good idea?
Iran worked on their nuclear program through the sanctions, so what incentive, besides war, is there to get them to play nice?
[-5] August 31, 2015 at 11:19am
“I’m not going to let this issue drop. We’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns.” Spare us the criminals will always get guns argument as it means nothing. The point is there is a need for 100% background checks to prevent crazy people who haven’t committed a felony yet from getting their hands on a gun legally. Will that stop everything NO, but the notion that nothing can be done is being shown for the dumb idea it is. And the notion that everyone in the US should carry a gun to protect themselves is perhaps the only thing dumber than that.
Well now, as I understand it, in this case, this fellow went to a gun shop, passed the background check (since he had yet to commit a crime) and followed the rules to get his gun. How will your idea have stopped him? Who has that magic mirror to see who will kill and who will use the firearm legally? No you can't tell, hell I used to be a firearms dealer. One day my best friend from my youth came in and purchased a couple of rifles and a hand gun from my collection. I was also the Chief of Police of that town, it wasn't three days later, I was facing the barrel of one of those guns when my friend lost his mind and was going to go on a rampage. Thankfully I talked him down and he went to the State Hospital. No I didn't stop dealing in firearms, and yes I still sold guns to my friends. This because I don't have that magic looking glass that will say who is good and who is bad.
If everyone who has the proper training and mindset in the US were allowed to carry a gun, it would be a much safer society. Statistics show that violent crime decreases significantly when states pass laws allowing honest citizens to arm themselves for their own protection.
[-14] August 31, 2015 at 11:15am
Here is a more plausible view. The conservative “mafia” knows that a healthy and growing economy will favor the incumbent party so there is a need to latch on to and generate as much bad news about the economy as is possible. Basically, the same tactic that is being used against Planned Parenthood. Ah yes to go back to a day where people cared more for their well being of their country and fellow citizens as they do about their own ideology and beliefs, no matter how irrational.
Is that why the democrat congress trashed the economy in 08?
"a more plausible view..."
What's your investment portfolio like?
Do you put your money where your fantasies are?
Jrook with an investment portfolio? You're kidding right 1freevoice? I don't think that people living in their momma's basement earning DNC troll money have investment portfolios
Is this the same BS that was spewed in 2000 when everyone accused GW of "Talking down the economy!"?
Turns out he was correct about the recession and correction.
There are certain economic laws and principles that can not be denied. You might be able to resist their effects for a short time, with artificial manipulations, but that just makes the pain later on that much worse.
Whether or not the government has reached a no return point from it's buying scheme might be debatable, but the long term negative effects from trying to politically create a fake rosy atmosphere will be undeniable.
[-3] August 31, 2015 at 11:10am
Cause of Action, the legal watchdog group that sued the IRS in 2013, hailed Friday’s decision as a “victory for transparency advocates,” Great so I guess they and the other PACs on both sides of the ideological spectrum will announce their support for transparency by publishing their donor records.
Your "most transparent Administration ever" first.
Gee RooK. I didn't see anything mentioned about PACs or Donors. It was about transparency and accountability of, We The People's, government. Having a desperation sandwich for lunch are we?
Citizens have a right to privacy. Government is an institution and public sector workers are employees. Their actions while acting in their respective roles MUST be scrutinized. Where there are security interests to protect the innocent, there are procedures to be followed so that only management has access to the names and details, but the actions must be publicly scrutinized.
 August 26, 2015 at 3:06pm
Well said and right on point. But then again no one listened to Eisenhower and no one paid attention to the Vietnam protesters who warned that the military industrial complex’s appetite for war and destruction was insatiable. No one noticed how convenient it was that the middle east suddenly became a problem shortly after Russia was no longer the big bad threat.