“It was yet another moment that left the mother, who is out with a new book about her experience titled “Josiah’s Fire: Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him a Voice,” feeling as though something profound was happening.” Perhaps, but his mother’s motivations surround promoting the book and selling as many copies as possible. And of course we should not be surprised that this post is a paid promotional piece for the book. Something tells me there has been some literary license employed in recollections of what her son has done and no doubt it makes for a better STORY.
And then the son wrote;" Whatever you do, don't vote for Trump; he's a buffoon !"
...from the mouth of babes...
[-4] September 23, 2016 at 10:55am
The only shred of truth in what this clown said was that the real discrimination in this country is based on economics, not race or religion (other than the correlation between race and economic advancement). The wealthy send their kids to better schools while lobbying for lower taxes that hurt public schools, the wealthy send their kids to better universities and graduate schools while lobbying for lower funding to state universities and college loan programs. And the wealthy use their connections to set their kids up with positions in companies they may or may not be the best candidate for. A progression that only a true monarchy would suggest and perpetuate. And of course we have the best politicians money can buy and the average citizen can’t afford them… so who do you think they work for…hint the wealthy and their families. Are you not getting tired of trump’s use of his campaign to promote his children and present them as having a level of expertise or insight that they wouldn’t have in their wildest dream? Wake up people as the US monarchy is only getting worse.
JRook, the wealthy got wealthy by working hard... and/or inheritance from a parent who worked hard. Wealth envy comes from those who are lazy excuse makers or the truly ignorant.
People have the inherent right to pursue their happiness and family security. They have the right to keep that for which "they" toiled. They have the right to pass it down to their family members, after-all it's theirs to give.
Taxes were/are the weapons of monarchs, dictators and oppressors. It is true however, that people, who think like you, have corrupted our system. The Clinton's have been in public office most of their lives. Public service made them multi-multi-millionaires... because of people who think like you.
Government is the problem.
Rook, assuming you are not dirt poor, doesn't your family have access to better schools, food, health care, etc. than say, most whites in Appalachia? Does that make you discriminatory? If so, why don't you do the right thing and take care of some of those less fortunate souls?
I agree with you on Trump, but the same applies to Hillary. Chelsea was getting huge speaking fees in her early thirties. Do you believe it was because the companies paying the fees really valued what she had to say?
 September 23, 2016 at 10:49am
Typical self involved and self serving individual who actually believes that she and Trump are more important than any other citizen. As stated by Joe Pesci’s character in the movie With Honors…the President is a bum who is voted into office and can be removed from office just as easily. He is powerful because the citizens of the country follow him as a leader. But when you have lack of respect for the office and the individual the President is both powerless and irrelevant. “Hillary and Obama have done all the hard work to show black voters that Republican policies help them do better.” Back up that statement with some performance metrics from republican controlled states please, otherwise stop making stuff up and stop repeating ignorant statements made by rush for his low information voter audience.
 September 23, 2016 at 10:45am
We have campaigns that have African American outreach, women outreach, blue collar outreach, evangelical outreach, jewish outreach, etc. ….. and you wonder why we are progressively becoming a divided nation….How’s about every group start actually assimilating like they did through most of the 1900′s and stop placing so much importance on their own culture, their own ideology and their own religious beliefs. Start placing your fellow citizens and communities as higher priorities then these and perhaps we will have a chance as a nation. Without that we are a nation by name only.
 September 22, 2016 at 5:41pm
Even though they are lying right? “Politicians who claim to be ‘pro-choice,’ essentially advocate for abortion-on-demand up until the time of birth, paid for by your taxpayer dollars. This radical position is out of touch with the large majority of Americans.” This is a blatantly false statement but unfortunately a statement that would be forwarded by any number of groups who claim to be ethical, good christians and of high character. Kinda like the folks at the Susan B. Anthony Society who were caught lying in Ohio and defended themselves by saying the first amendment doesn’t require what you say to be the truth. Bottom line is that at the end of the day if you steal $10 or steal $1 million you are still a thief. And if you lie for what you consider a just cause, you are still a damn liar.
[-4] September 22, 2016 at 5:36pm
” It’s not clear whether anyone from College Democrats ever responded.” jon perhaps you can explain how you somehow know the college democrats didn’t request the change to the posters, but you don’t know if they responded to supporting the event. So did you talk to someone or didn’t you. And if you didn’t then how exactly could you write this post, lame as it is.
Jr Ook, Unless I am missing something since I just got to this story. But, to whom are you addressing. It just doesn't seem to be piper60's comment.
Or a reply to anyone for that matter?
All poopy diapies and snow flakes ....and that's just the administrators ! Bunch of thumb suckers ....Serious help is needed in academia .
[-1] September 22, 2016 at 5:31pm
Yeah nice try. Democratic plant. I guess you thought Sarah Palin was a democratic plant then, because there has never been anyone remotely as stupid or moronic as Sarah Palin. No sir, this is the average republican chairperson in the midwest. And this is why those with exceptional talent and a thirst for real individual liberty, freedom and self determination move to the coasts ASAP.
In the midwest you have all the liberty, freedom and self determination you could wish for.
If you're white and christian.
[-2] September 22, 2016 at 5:27pm
“Liberals can’t do math worth a damn.” Really cause they were smart enough to realize that you can’t cut taxes and throw a war at the same time. Something GW Bush didn’t get. And despite the increased war spending which is the classic GOP way of boosting the economy, Bush tanked the economy and left the PRESIDENT with a $1.2 trillion dollar annual deficit run rate (FY 2009). How’s about you do some math homework and realize that it was Reagan who ran up the first $1 trillion deficit and between him, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. they accounted for $10 trillion of the $19 trillion. And a good portion of the remaining $9 trillion was associated with climbing out of the worst economic performance since the great depression.
[-2] September 22, 2016 at 5:23pm
Since you don’t know the answer what exactly is your point. Because if you had any grasp of the FACTS you would know that the PRESIDENT was handed an annual deficit run rate of $1.2 trillion (FY 2009, Bush’s last FY) by GW Bush. And of course along with it the worst performing economy since the great depression. But low information voters and individuals like you who can’t handle facts and the truth, don’t want to remember that now do you.
 September 22, 2016 at 5:18pm
The GOP’s actions are “an embarrassment” and “beneath the dignity of this committee,” Surprise, surprise, congress has been an embarrassment and a disgrace for the past 8 years. There are real issues facing this country and they waste taxpayer money harassing this guy. Meanwhile Russian hackers are breaking into election systems and email servers of the DNC and RNC. But hey let’s form another investigation that infers all kinds of things about clinton, but finds nothing. But of course the low information voters don’t bother the actually read the results of the past 10 benghazi investigations that found NOTHING.
[-8] September 22, 2016 at 5:13pm
Well put, but the heightened police state is fueled by the same groups that push for laws like “stand your ground” The perception of more violence fuels fear and results in more gun sales. Its not really about the 2nd amendment, its not about being safe, its about selling more guns, pure and simple.
Nobody forces anyone to buy guns…it's my free choice….unlike health insurance……
Why the hell shouldn't I be able do defend my life without fear of repercussions? While u lay there and beg and cower for your life I'll be protecting my own ass. If I intercede and save your pathetic life you'll be thanking me for the rest of your pitiful existence.
And Obozo has been a fine advertisement for just that! Makes me wonder if he owns stocks in weapons manufacturing? If he does, he’ll be making a killing!
[-9] September 22, 2016 at 5:09pm
@Popp40… so let me understood you are such a perfect man of god that you can sit in judgement of the Pope. Every hear of the phrase walk a mile in his shoes….. in this case we would accept 10 feet.
We have as much right to judge the Pope as he does to judge anyone else.
And a man of God who understands the Word of God is wiser than the Pope.
brigott Yes you have the right but that doesn't mean that you are right.
brigott "And a man of God " Name at least one man.
Ironic JROOK just passed "judgment" on you for "judging" the pope. How gloriously hypocritical of him?
The pope is a wicked man who has lied and misled on the issue of immigrants from the ME coming into Europe. He never once did mentioned the rape epidemic or the "no go" zones where Sharia is strictly enforced on all, even non Muslims. He is a leftist progressive in a white dress playing religion. He is evil plain and simple.
The judgment of men against other men is nothing more or less than opinion. The Pope may be right about gossip and rumor mongering, but unless one has a standard outside of one's own views ie. The Word of God, one man's terrorism is another man's truth'. What is fearful for many of the religious who call themselves Christian is that an impartial source may call them out on the beam in their own eye all while zealously pointing out the mote in someone else's eye.
September 22, 2016 at 5:07pm
“live with professionalism, respect human dignity and love the truth” any chance this might be posted in the break room kaitlyn? or does the bait click quota drive the editorial policy.
[-12] September 22, 2016 at 5:05pm
Certainly as sad as someone who would use the story for a cheap bait click. But karma has a way of balancing itself, and those who seek to profit directly or indirectly from displaying and exploiting the worst times in others will receive what they deserve.
and here you are clicking on it Rookie. Now what does that say, hmm.
[-12] September 22, 2016 at 10:50am
Typical the republicans quickly move from a minor issue of reviewing medical records to profiting from stem cell procurement. Of course the accounting records already have proved that the allegations in the fraudulent videos were false. But of course that’s not what those who are consumed by their ideology and deeply held beliefs want to hear, so their counterparts who somehow lied their way into congress provide them with made up controversies to raise more campaign contributions and waste more taxpayer money.
What records show that the videos were fraudulent? There are none. The videos were submitted for independent forensic analysis and were deemed to be 100% authentic.
They got caught in illegal activity. If this were drugs, they would have been convicted already, but because it's one of the Democratic Party's underpinning rackets (abortion), they have to stage these objections. Go look up how much money PP gets from the Federal Government. Then look at how much they donate to Democratic candidates. It's money laundering at its finest to facilitate genocide of blacks.
JRook - You have no moral right to speak, racist.
What is your Kool-Aid laced with? The videos don't lie. The words spoken by those subjects were not dubbed in. The full unedited versions of the released videos were made available online, to refute the "heavily edited" claims.
[-1] September 22, 2016 at 10:40am
“There is nothing preventing blacks from doing as well or better than whites in school, in college, in careers and in life. It’s up to you.” Great example that GKar writes that there must be something genetically wrong with conservatives, particularly those who claim to be christians, that allows them to rationalize away just about everything. I defy any of you to send your kids to an inner city school for high school and then tell me how they had the same opportunity they would have in the white suburban school. Your statement is baseless and indicates a complete lack of knowledge regarding the conditions of inner city schools. If your white suburban school was half as worn out, in disrepair and lacked enough text books and supplies for the students you would march on city hall. Virtually half of the state supreme courts have ruled that local funding of schools is unconstitutional because it results in unequal funding and educational opportunities for inner city students. Statements you want to believe that are based on blind ideology or beliefs that are easily shown to be ignorant merely reflect an ability to rationalize and thus the lack of courage to deal with reality.
I disagree in part because in my experience, and I attended inner city schools, it is the cultural influence of the student that determines their willingness to do what is required. Attendance, attention in class, and good study habits are required to do well in any school. When these are culturally and publicly seen as unnecessary, an attitude that is projected, sometimes violently, on the teachers, students are pushed through even though they're not ready to advance. It's not the schools, or the teachers, that are at fault here. It's the inner city culture of never having to really strive for anything, expecting to be given "opportunity" for things they don't deserve and have never earned. I suppose that makes me a racist to expect someone to use their god-given abilities instead of ignoring the realities that you get out of school exactly what you are willing to put into it. If you have a high school diploma you should, at the very least know how to read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide. Too many inner city kids are pushed through without even those minimum requirements. Teachers who refuse to advance students are bullied, physically threatened, and often fired if they don't comply. Call me a racist, but I believe these kids can learn if they are challenged and held responsible, with consequences for lack of effort, just like any suburban school. Just because I don't believe in the liberal BS that says "equality of results" can be achieved without effort.
[-4] September 22, 2016 at 10:32am
tomigirl you are a great indication of the budget cutbacks in mercury as your degree of substance or grasp of issues is that of an 8th grader. and trust me shrilling in order to fake some level of passion doesn’t sell it as being anything other than comical. so thanks for the laugh.
[-2] September 22, 2016 at 10:28am
Would be nice if you applied the same level of proof to half of the claims and charges made regarding clintion. “Vote for the pathological lying criminal you f*****g piece of s**t … and get out of our country,” Alan said. “While you’re at it, go back and get f****d by your dirtbag Islamic terror scum friends. Slut.”…. a great example of an individual who should not be able to pass a background check for owning a gun.
It is a set up you stooge! Muslims can practice tiqiyya , which is lying, to get what they want. It's all supported by the Quran so they can takeover -- check it out for yourself
Like it or not, JRook, and I don't.... It's his First Amendment right to say it.
Good job, I forgot about tiqiyya. By the way, I am one of the BASKET OF DEPLORABLES. That to me, is far more incendiary - as an American and offensive - as I've ever heard.
I agree, all liberals should lose their right to keep and bear arms...they claim to not want it anyway...
 September 22, 2016 at 10:23am
Donald Trump says he finally admitted President Barack Obama was born in the United States because he wanted to “get on with the campaign. Another great example of a reality TV star who will say anything necessary to get ratings and divert attention to facts or details regarding how scripted and fake their reality persona is.
Don’t you sometimes give up the argument with your wife, even though you KNOW you’re right, just so you can have sex? You can always bring up the argument later.
Right on JRook.....
Isn't that the point we've been making all along? How do you know if he is really for or against something if he just says whatever will serve him? Answer is, you don't.
To use your analogy:
He's saying he's no longer for "assault" weapon bans, no longer for partial birth abortion, no longer for universal health care, Is a christian (that does not need forgiveness), pretends he's no longer friends with the Clintons and many more.....just to get elected.
Then he can bring up what he wants later.
[-3] September 22, 2016 at 10:21am
Ok so both sides of this are going to try and treat these two situations as being the same. One side to insist that black men are shot for no reason and the other to suggest that both deserved to be shot. The FACT is that neither deserve to be shot unless the directly threatened or shot at police. The bar should not be lowered to the point where police can shoot and then come up with a good reason after the fact. Their duty is to apprehend suspects and the DA’s duty is to charge and prosecute them. The jury finds them guilty or not guilty and the judge renders sentence. That’s how our system works and I’m waiting to see a white suspect being shot in this manner. Or did I miss those posts? And spare me with white criminals always follow police orders and never threaten police…. Those notions are as moronic as trying to combine these two situations.
Ya know JrOOk, for credibility purposes, you really should try to work the word " Deplorable" into your replies more!
The guy in Charlotte had a weapon and refused to drop it. The guy in Tulsa had no weapon, but also refused commands. Whether he reached inside his vehicle or the window was closed to prevent that is in dispute. The perceived threat was obvious in the first case, but not yet proven in the second.
Whites already have been shot in this way.... as have indians, mexicans, asians, martians, etc.... but their stories don't push the agenda, so they go unreported. Do some research, JRook, it helps....