For those who are not aware the first same sex marriage license was issued in 1975 in Boulder CO. so this is not exactly a new frontier. And it was issued according to the law, as there was no provision that the participants be a man and a woman. Heck I think the term civil union was the best accommodation that our society could make for a practice most of us object to. But the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise and like those in the South who felt so strongly about slavery the sought to destroy the union, we need to accept the constitutionally correct interpretation and application of civil rights, and equal treatment under the law to ALL. And even the founding fathers would assert than anyone’s specific religious beliefs have no place in that discussion or decision.
 September 4, 2015 at 11:42am
“reasonable accommodation” is reserved for someone exercising their religious faith, not imposing their beliefs on other citizens through the denial of their civil rights, as decided by the Supreme Court. She was given her protected right to object and given due process in the courts. The Court decided she needed to perform the duties of her office, which include upholding the law. If she can’t do that then she should resign. Her name is on the marriage license because she is the lead clerk. It is way too slippery a slope to allow individuals to interpret and carry out the law based on their religious beliefs. Or would you accept similar religious related job performance accommodations for a Jew or Muslim. And of course we both know your answer to at least one of those two groups.
 September 4, 2015 at 11:35am
Agreed this is a clear example of where technically under aged punks need to be judged and sentenced as adults. Cause if they can’t figure out that throwing a rock at cars from an overpass might cause someone serious injury they are too stupid to be allowed in society at large.
September 4, 2015 at 11:31am
Observations in either direction have to take into account when each of them played. The starting quarterback in a preseason game faces a defense that is more similar to the starting defense, while the QB who comes in after that faces the 2nd., 3rd. team defense and also guys that are on the bubble. Tebow’s throwing motion is still too drawn out and he simply does not have a quick release. But that is not his biggest flaw. His real problem is he is not mentally or sensory quick. That being he cannot read defenses fast enough and can’t translate what he sees to his decisions and throwing action fast enough. While that can be somewhat improved through experience, it is a limiting factor for his ever being a serious QB in the NFL. 3 rd. string QB on the Eagles is not exactly a major accomplishment, given the initial hype and predictions. So comments now are relative to a much lower bar.
Heisman Award Winner
TWO college football national championships
Division win with the Broncos
Haters will always hate. Tim Tebow is a winner in life...and will likely be a winner again in the NFL. Chip Kelly is smart enough to recognize a talented leader & athlete.
Mentally or sensory quick? You might be the worst person on this entire site to judge that....
[-4] September 4, 2015 at 11:10am
“I’ve just seen an absolute vacuum in leadership from the White House,” Your referring to a guy who is running so fast from his performance as governor he can’t think straight. He purposely delayed signing off on the 2015 budget until Jun, 2015 so as to mask what will end up being a deficit, despite his delaying of debt payments and gutting of the U Of W, budget. Just randomly deciding to spend less is not leadership nor good fiscal policy. He is running away from his performance because it will have lasting and long term negative effects on his state. Like Bush this is a guy who robbed from the low and middle class and gave to the rich in the form of tax cuts and tax breaks. All under the false premise that cutting taxes for the wealthy increases investment and grows the economy. It was proven wrong when Bush tried it and it will be proven wrong in Wisconsin. Or have you forgot that Bush handed americans the worse domestic economy since the Great Depression and left the President with a $1.2 trillion deficit run rate when he took office. (Note: 2009, Bush’s last fiscal year, federal deficit was $1.2 trillion.)
I see you're up to speed on your liberal talking points, but as an actual resident of Wisconsin I can tell you that you're completely full of crap. You have no idea what you're even talking about. Gutting the UW budget? This would be the same UW that was found to have nearly a billion dollars stashed away in a slush fund that nobody knew about. And this talk about robbing from the middle class it just typical liberal rhetoric that has no basis in reality. By every measure Wisconsin is dramatically better off today than it was when Jim Doyle left office, who would be the guy that spent our state practically into bankruptcy in the first place. I would suggest you take off the big floppy shoes and rubber nose and actually have some idea of what you're blathering about before you make a fool of yourself.
[-1] September 4, 2015 at 10:52am
Well in this instance it appears this site is also trying to milk it…. so much for your ideological statement. This video and story is the crap that blogs exist for and live off of. It is they and not the media who allow the Kim Kardashians of the world to get anywhere. As you will see that it was their social media attention that led traditional media to pay them any attention.
[-2] September 4, 2015 at 10:47am
“I just want to know why Jerry Brown was not handled with the same treatment your enjoying being administered to Mrs Davis.” It can be done in 50 words or less. First, upholding the law and a judges order is a tad different then the level of enforcement. You know in terms of how well Bush and virtually every other President enforced the immigration laws. She is not being jailed for not carrying out the duties of her office. She is being jailed because she is in contempt of court. If she feels she can no longer carry out the duties of her office she should resign. Your analogy with respect to both Gov. Shwarzeneger and then AG Brown is that a Federal Court was reviewing Prop 8 and found it to be unconstitutional. And of course by the time Jerry Brown had become Governor, Prop. 8 had already been deemed unconstitutional. So if you are concerned about the Governor not fulfilling their oath it would be Republican Governor Schwarxeneger, not Brown. But then again facts are always a challenge for you.
JRook, where were you then?
Officials lawlessly issued gay marriage licenses in clear contravention of state and federal laws. Take, for example, Democrat Gavin Newsom, who is currently the California lieutenant governor. Back in 2004, when gay marriage was banned under California state law, Newsom openly defied the law and used his power as the mayor of San Francisco to force taxpayer-funded government clerks to issue gay marriage licenses.
Inconsistent enforcement is, itself, lawless.
[-1] September 4, 2015 at 10:35am
“Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law.” Actually their decision was the application of the Constitution to the issue, which is of course the supreme law of the land. So yea it is the law. “Unfortunately we have an activist court”…. but of course everyone loves when the are activist in a ruling they like. So your point is you have no real point.
No, it's actually not law. They didn't and don't make law.
The Constitution doesn't have any mandates upon people. It only restrains gov't from restricting religion, free speech, unfair incarceration without due process, from taking guns, and all the other liberal objectives to take over the world.
"Nearly 3,200 same-sex couples have gotten licenses in a nine-day frenzy that included thousands of family, friends and soon-to-be betrothed couples ringing City Hall, sometimes for days.
Just like Kim Davis, who is an elected Democrat, Newsom justified his lawlessness by citing his own conscience and beliefs about right and wrong rather than deferring to the actual laws of his state."
I'm sorry Jrook we can't hear you with that foot in your mouth.
[-7] September 3, 2015 at 4:47pm
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!
[-1] 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.
Cav if we can't trust a man named Trump we is toast...
Reference – “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.”
Keep in mind that Trump is use to the media. Hence he knows they like ‘sound bites’. Which fits into all kinds of formats. And formats of different varieties/issues. Hence it helps with exposure. And reduces the amount of rewrites and people changing his words.
Also, remember that a lot of the newer generation thinks in 144 character or news bits/bits. Not to mention this was only about something that was vary limited in scope. But he made it into a much bigger event.
I don’t know if you heard some of his statements today. But in just a few minutes he covered a lot. From business, to jobs, to international issues, to leadership of the country, to trade practices, to Jeb, to Hillary, and so on. The fact that off the cliff he could summarize and ‘identify’ the common problems. Was better that many of the runners. And differently better than Obama/Hillary. And he did it without making everyone a victim. And that is better than the Democrats.
Yes there is more to things. But, everyone is different. And unless you or I, …have seen every single event, ever single word, and so on. You really don’t know if he address you issues in more detail. And with what you covered. You could actually say the same thing about Obama today. Heck, how long has he been in office and still doesn't go into the details.
 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.
“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?
Yes and people helping escaped slaves were fined in FREE states and the slaves returned to the RIGHTFUL owners.. THAT WAS THE LAW Jpuke. Should it still be the law?
How about OBAMA? He routinely fails to follow laws and laughs at Congress because his little mongrel DOJ is his slave and ROUTINELY IGNORES LAWS IT DOESNT LIKE.
HERE IT IS AGAIN THICK SKULL: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ROUTINELY REFUSES TO ENFORCE LAWS IT DOESNT LIKE. WELL????????
 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.
[-2] 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.
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."
How about before you send her to prison, you learn the specifics of her case?
 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?