Seriously do you even know or understand that Communism is an economic system and under communist regimes the police are actually more authoritative and unaccountable. Try and put forth a rational point or argument, don’t just spew labels such as socialism, communism, marxism. Health care and education by definition are social goods and should be managed and provided as such. It is impossible to undertake a critical review of either that doesn’t show that for-profit and market forces do not produce the most efficient and effective provision of either. And a critical review would of course necessitate that you check you ideology, unfounded beliefs and thus uninformed opinions at the door. Countries like Germany, Switzerland and Sweden provide both at a far superior and significantly more cost effective manner than we do.
[-2] May 22, 2015 at 12:53pm
With the recent food contamination issues it is staggering to see that anyone could be so ignorant to speak negatively about food safety, particularly given the level of chemical preservatives pumped into food by the industrial food companies. At the end of the day how could anyone argue against productive use of food that would otherwise be thrown out. The real issue for the trade organization is easy to discern. They only want to worry about productive use of the unsold food they can sell and make money from. No doubt a company with some degree of character and humanity will make this they differentiater and grab market share. Always interesting to see large food producers and suppliers complain about government intervention when they are the ones who lobby for increasing food stamps, so they can sell much of the excess food at retail prices. Excess in terms of food that would otherwise not sell because of supply and demand dynamics.
[-1] May 22, 2015 at 12:41pm
Typical GB context shift that the group here falls for every time. Identifying an individual who provided organizational structure as a progressive immediately places him in the negative which allows the made up extension into the current military “mindset” of the police. Fact is it is progressively militaristic state laws and policies, many orchestrated by ALEC that has brought us to where we are. Under no circumstances should local police forces have access to military weapons. And no doubt the fact that 50% of police time is spent writing nonsensical tickets to generate revenue to offset inadequate taxes explains why this increase in militarization hasn’t improved safety or protection for the community. No doubt that individual who doesn’t have his seat belt on will commit some horrible crime any day now.
[-6] May 22, 2015 at 12:31pm
Except non of your so called real conservatives every stop criticizing and making stupid statements long enough to propose any solutions. You see the decline in real wages, concentration of wealth and rooting infrastructure don’t care about religious beliefs and ideology. They just need to be faced for what they are, the risk the pose and fixed. What is unique though is to see at least one republican publicly admit that the NSA overreach is due to the Patriot Act proposed and pushed by Bush & Cheney and not the current administration.
Oh, I was unaware that this administration had moved to repeal the Patriot act.
All I have seen is that they have expanded upon it.
So your saying we need to embrace the policies of Detroit? Six plus decades of the "correct policies" with absolutely no conservative influence. Oh and one more thing, Bush and Cheney are progressives. They are scum like all progressives.
Even though the Islamo-fascists had publicly declared war on us along with Israel years earlier, until 9/11 virtually everyone in this country collectively chose to ignore their declarations. It took 3000 civilian deaths and the destruction of two massive skyscrapers to finally get our attention. The Patriot Act was written and passed as a temporary measure, and was supposed to be allowed to expire when no longer needed or effective. Had we not destroyed our CIA and other agencies' effective covert intelligence gathering by recalling all our agents, we would not have had to rely so heavily on high-tech data collection and indiscriminate snooping. Now, instead of eliminating the portions of the Patriot Act which are clearly Constitutional violations of our privacy and freedoms, the administration and congressional Progressives in both parties want to preserve and renew those violations. Any and all true Conservatives are opposed to this, since by definition they support and defend the Constitution.
I have no idea what rooting infrastructure is, I'm guessing you mean rotting. I don't know how that is possible, considering the almost 2 trillion dollars we gave to Obama to fix the infrastructure, and the almost trillion dollars of annual deficit spending still in place, the infrastructure should be in very good shape just about now. No, wait - that can't happen until we are taxing all those evil rich buggers (like the Obamas and the Clintons) at a much 'fairer' rate.
[-4] May 22, 2015 at 12:23pm
Glad to see an educational institutional promoting ignorance. Perhaps some icon from the History Channel, Discovery or something semi educational would reinforce using ones brain.
Public schools have been promoting ignorance for quite a long time, in most every subject.
I wouldn't say they are promoting ignorance, more like proliferating it. That, and re-writing history to glorify socialism and denigrate and condemn capitalism.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:17pm
And what would you say if the person who committed the above sexual assaults was a democratic senator, congressman, etc. No doubt you would just as easily dismiss and ignore the events. Yea right. When you alter you application of approval or disapproval based on ideology and / or beliefs you demonstrate an aversion to rational thought.
Actually you do not kinow me and therefore cannot make such an assumption. As a matter of fact, I have supported many people against attacks based on the person attacking without all the facts. And I am sure at least two of them were democrats. So I think you are mistaken, rationally speaking.
It would probably matter if the assault happened when the Senator was 14 and if it had been dealt with, adjudicated, and the victims had all been satisfied with the repentance and restitution. I certainly have never called for a Senator of any party to resign his job because he or she didn’t have a perfect childhood and I don’t know many 14 year old senators. I have been rather consistent though of sitting senators of any party who are caught while senators of doing shameful things. However, by your standard, maybe we should enter the “way back” machine and hold all politicians to your standard of conduct – the facts suggest that people like Hillary and Obama would not do well. They brag about things that conservatives openly admit shame to and my experience says while both parties have many hypocrites and we are all of a sinful nature, Conservatives tend to have fewer skeletons in the closet and less repugnant pasts, but as the article states Liberals will minimize racism, rape, theft and even murder for friends (Sen. Bird, Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Ted Kennedy) but get the hanging noose for parking tickets and school grades if the media will carry it.
Wrong is wrong no matter who is the perp. Why do so many on the Blaze automatically assume that non-believers or anyone who disagrees with them are liberal/progressive democrats? This, therefore that is often not sound reasoning. I am a non-believer but lean quite far to the right. This is not a bipolar world no matter what you believe.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:13pm
Based on shear numbers you logic would suggest that everyone should proclaim, “Priests are the danger to kids”, “Christians are the danger to kids”, “Step father are a danger to kids”, etc. etc. as those groups abuse kids physically, sexually, emotionally more than gay individuals. You should at least attempt to think beyond your beliefs and ideology….. it will lead you to reality.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:09pm
Get real … you comment about Montel while ignoring Dugger’s molestation, when most conservative christians would argue a person cannot be rehabilitated from being a sexual pervert. So because you like the guy and he is doing something you approve of you ignore his behavior. Are you so quick to dismiss and ignore the behavior of individuals you don’t like or agree with? Doubtful.
@JRook... Where did you get that I like this guy? On the other hand I do give props to Montel about his fight for our veterans. As far as Josh... Like many others have said, I don't know about you. At 14 I was a nightmare. I look back at my life then and wonder how I ever made it. If this just happened or even when he was more of an adult then there is more backing to it. Can you say you didn't do stupid things as a teen? I could write a book.
Not everything needs to be handled by the corrupt legal system. In this case it appears that the church-system worked. He's allowed God to forgive and redeem his past mistakes. Isn't that what we all need in the end?
[-5] May 21, 2015 at 3:40pm
Jason if your going to write a hack piece at least make it believable. So the question is whether the attack would have occurred at the time and in same manner if the demonstrations about the video were not taking place. It is a fact that there were demonstrations and that the attackers used them at the very least as cover. And where Jason is your research that says the terrorist group motivation for the attacks was not in part due to the video? Be a real journalist, do some research and add something to the story. Any one can merely repeat the fox news narrative. So jason what was the motivation behind the attacks?
[-32] May 21, 2015 at 3:29pm
Well donating to a foundation that actually seeks to do some good in the world is better than giving to some hack mega evangelist or lying PAC. If this is the best stuff the republican hacks can come up with, it is no surprise they can’t formulate a cogent policy for anything.
So a foundation that gives 10% to the actual charities and has $1m+ salaries for administration is doing "good in the world"?
@JRook - Surely you are joking. You really don't see a conflict of interest here? Do you truly believe George can be objective when it comes to the Clintons?
"Well donating to a foundation that actually seeks to do some good in the world"
You're being intellectually dishonest and you know it. This foundation is nothing more than a front to peddle political influence and power. It is a legal money laundering scheme first perfected by Hamas, Al-Qaeda and CAIR. Unfortunately, most big charities are run exactly like jihadist charities. They take in money to serve the poor and needy women and children around the world. They take in hundreds of millions of dollars. They give pennies on the dollar to charity to keep it legal. They then use the rest of the hundreds of millions of dollars to make wealthy all of the "right people." They launder that money by giving it to other charitable organizations that then forward to another and then another. These monies are then used for political purposes to further the ideology of the originating foundation. The money passes through so many shell foundations that the original foundation has deniability. For terrorist organizations, that money goes to kill people. For a progressive charity, that money goes to abortion organizations, social justice, anti-conservative groups, campaign financing... These charities have been around for a long time. This is just the first run by someone who is running for president.
That is a s t r e t c h of a claim even from you rook.
@JRook- You stupid idiot, a foundation that only puts .10 cents of each dollar they receive to the cause isn’t doing anything, except fattening their pockets and the ones that work for them. Anyone that donates money to it is as stupid as you.
A charitable foundation that only spends 5% on charitable works is not seeking to do good, it is seeking to pocket the money.
Have some more kool aid commie..
Hey JRook, I’m certainly no lover of the republican party, way to progressive for my taste, but I would think most people would be willing to start opening their eyes and questioning all and everything that comes their way. Way to many hacks on both sides of the aisle to take anything they say as the gospel truth. That being said I agree with the other posts about the percentage of donations that actually make it to the intended. My wife used to be in the charity side of corporate giving and anything less that 50% she felt was/is criminal. That being said, why do these so called “Clinton charities” keep showing up with dirty hands? Yes folks there another one that smells rotten: http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/clinton-aids-charity-was-shut-down-in-massachusetts/
jrook, yes, yes, yes, the Clintons are famous for their altruism. When you get your head out of your ________, post some more “Clinton fantasy Island” nonsense.
[-9] May 21, 2015 at 3:24pm
“Islam renounces the God of the Bible and calls for the believers of that God to be killed.’ Prove that statement and reference the devote muslim who explained any text in the Koran to mean that. You champ don’t even know what you don’t know, so obviously make it up as you go.
[-7] May 21, 2015 at 3:22pm
“allah” is another name for satan. Seriously some of the individuals here must practice being ignorant as this level can’t be natural. Have you or have you not heard of the 12 tribes? Because you found some crap on google that asserts allah is satan you would present it as being reality. There are over 1.5 billion muslims in the world and no doubt the same percentage of them are as peace loving and faithful, if not more faithful, as christians. What is evident here is exactly why people turn away from the majority of christians . Because you interpret and insert you own words and beliefs and wrap them inside some bible verses taken as much out of context as you do the Koran.
[-10] May 21, 2015 at 3:06pm
“A “god” that commands you to kill in his name is not God.” It must make billy feel very accomplished writing for such an informed group. If you don’t think God commanded Mosses to kill the 10 of thousands his army killed than I guess he led the greatest mass murder organization in the history of the world. Read Leviticus and explain to me how it is evenly remotely Judeo Christian to instruct your army to kill all the women who have children and keep the virgins for yourselves.And please provide a real answer not some typical christian rationalization. And yes for the record, for those who have heard of the 12 tribes…. Allah is the same God.
So that everything that is NOW (including the descendants from such unions), is.
Your perverted reasoning to try to rationalize that all gods are the same as the true God of the Holy Bible (Jehovah) is absurd, and obviously comes from an ungodly atheist, who neither knows God or His word. The God of the Bible says, “And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.” There is a big difference between MURDER and WARFARE; you Bible-rejecting atheists obviously don’t know the difference, and should go to some forum to discuss any of your false gods, such as science, philosophy and psychiatry; better to stay on your own end of the field than to make a fool of yourself.
allah is not the same God. allah does not mean God in the general sense of God as we use it. allah is a name, not a term.
Pagan Arabs believed in around 160 deities, with allah being the most powerful one (the Babylonian moon god). He’s still in Mecca, but is now called the Hajj. They still pray to it not knowing that, the moon rock is in fact allah.
Long story short, muhammed took allah and made their religion monotheistic, pioneered jihad, combined his religion with Jewish and Christian texts, while at the same time referring to these religious groups as infidel and calling for their destruction.
Not the same God.
Again, we are talking NOW. Muslims are murdering NOW and attempting to take over countries and people that disagree with them. Stop using the bible as a reason to allow Muslims to commit their crimes. Allah is evil and those that stand behind him now allow the molestation of children, stoning and murder of their own wives and women and death to all that disagree. They need to be extinguished NOW before they start lopping off heads here.
Oh look, another Google atheist. Did you type that on your own or just copy/paste it? Atheists don't believe on Moses, so why are you here running your ignorant mouth trying to make points on something you don't understand? The secular answer is because that was the rules of engagement for the time. Sorry that warfare back in the day doesn't rise to your lofty level of video game ragdolls disappearing bloodlessly after a few seconds. You wouldn't understand the real reason.
You keep bring up the "12 tribes" -- what has that got to do with anything? Jacob (Israel) had 12 sons whose descendants constitute the 12 tribes of Israel. Ishmael had 12 sons whose descendants were the 12 tribes of Arabia -- ARABS, not muslims. There were NO muslims at all until 600 AD, and no covenant with Ishmael. Mohammed made all that up to promote his false religion and gain power over the Arab tribes (and Jewish ones), that populated the Middle East in his day. He in fact killed a lot of Arabs before he converted many. Arabs are not biologically muslim at all.
[-2] May 13, 2015 at 3:02pm
“It seems to me that Target is practicing capitalism.” There was a time where, like a lot of things, practicing capitalism included some degree of ethics and integrity. If the company had any they would have contacted here and offered a royalty for use of the design. Its kind of like when you remove sportsmanship and integrity from sports. You know like Tom Brady and the Patriots. At the end it is not tough competition, it is cheating… plain and simple.
JRook, I'm sure you'll agree that Target has a right to protect themselves. I don't believe for one second they are not investigating this right now. To suggest they simply call her and offer her royalties is silly. Don't you think they should investigate first and make sure her claim if valid? What of the supplier who is making the shirt? Shouldn't they take responsibility for this as well? Don't just take a swipe at capitalism as if that was to blame.
May 13, 2015 at 2:57pm
“not having a copyright on the design” Yep it is the US and without a copyright you don’t even have grounds to complain. And by the way I remember a similar T shirt floating around in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. So I would like her to show her preliminary drawings and assurance it doesn’t borrow features from anyone else’s designs. As for the T shirt, I agree the coloring and misrepresentation of the flag is at best unpatriotic.
I don't think the '#' would have had the same / any meaning prior to Twitter.
Actually ever since the Berne Convention, copyright is automatic.
[-3] May 13, 2015 at 2:52pm
“At one point Kelly, a defense attorney, shared an off-camera discussion he had with Zerlina Maxwell. They speculated deaths like this don’t happen in London where police do not carry guns. Dyson wondered, “Maybe we should take a line from the Bobbies there.” How exactly does wondering why the practice in London might have some merit, translate into advocating. How’s about doing something to increase the accuracy of facts, level of analysis and rational conclusions rather than merely taking pot shots at other media outlets.
 May 13, 2015 at 2:46pm
July 2013 – Scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. Its the build up of chemicals used in our industrial food industry. No reason to look for some answer that takes use off the hook. You can’t keep spraying crops with pesticides and fungicides and think it won’t have disastrous effects on the bees and other animals. It’s no more complicated than that. Perhaps it is time to stop listening to the “researchers” from the agrichemical companies. You know the ones that get paid to lie.
Even if the pesticides and fungicides work for a while, sooner or later resistance develops and you have to keep running faster and faster to stay in the same place. Evolution in action--not that most folks here would believe it.
I’m not sure I’ve ever agreed much with the three of you on this site, but I do agree that an overuse of pesticides and fungicides can’t be good for the bees or us. My organic garden which is usually very healthy and productive was barren last summer, and I noticed the bees and beneficial insects were scarce. I couldn’t figure out what I did wrong, but this article may explain, if the statistics and source weren't skewed. See? Conservatives care about health and the environment, too.
Crook - you have no idea of what you're talking about.
It's idiots like you who are the reason DDT is still banned and could have saved millions of lives from misquito born illnesses.
Drako - you are also talking about things you have no understanding of. Pesticide resistance can happen but not from fungicides. Rats and some insects do develop resistances but the people in the industry are well versed in this. You apply different pesticide formulations and IPM methods to combat that.
May 13, 2015 at 2:36pm
‘Many years ago the left worked out that adults’ minds cannot be changed but young minds can be manipulated. As a result the left saturated the education system and the media with it’s supporters.’ Of course you can explain why the vast majority of School Boards are made up of conservatives then? Wait something that doesn’t fit with your narrative. Your assertion merely reinforces Gonzo’s point that many parents did a poor job of raising their kids, particularly if you delegated any of it to the educational system. And of course you fundamental flaw is to assume that religion and faith has anything to do with being a spiritual or moral individual. Morality is a universal construct and has nothing to do with any particular religion or faith, particularly christian as so many assert and imply here. The American Indians were significantly more spiritual tha the vast majority of modern faith based groups could every hope to be. And their moral code was equal to if not superior, as they extended that code to the earth and the animals that coexisted with them. So while conservatives and christians work hard to blame someone for all the world’s ills, perhaps they should pause for a second when they come across a mirror and put themselves through the same level of examination and perform a much needed reality check.
Only in some tribes, and not all the time either (outside of Disney). The American natives on a whole were violent, and at times engaged in slavery, cannibalism, rape, and murder against other tribes and amongst themselves.
1) Where is your evidence that "the vast majority of School Boards are made up of conservatives"?
2) Yes, the Native Americans had a moral code. Many of today's millenials have rejected the moral code that has bound Americans together.
3) You claim "conservatives and christians work hard to blame someone for all the world’s ills," Only conservatives and christians blame others? I've noticed that progressives are always finding someone or something else to blame. And they are usually blaming conservatives, christians, or both.
And you won't need the services of a secular hospital, which is the vast majority of them, or charity, which is again, the vast majority of them.
blinky...I've got no problem with non-christian hospitals.. You see..I'm not the one prosecuting a patholigically obsessive online campaign to attack non-christian institutions. You on the the hand are prosectuting a pathologically obsessive campaign against christians and their institutions everyday on these boards. However gauging from your craven character I would say you'd never refuse charity or assistance from a christian institution if you ever needed it...even though you've worked tirelessly and obsessively to insult and attack them. But that goes without saying, you're a slimy prog troll.
You're going to need better material little troll this stuff of yours stinks. Then again you've never been the quickest thinker.
morality is defined by culture, not the universe. the Wari, are spiritual and perform cannibalism. Moral in their culture, but not other cultures. I don't have a point here, other than to disagree, that morality is a universal construct.
Hahaha, craven, you count yourself among the absolutely spineless people who won't dare try to answer the question:
Explain what makes me a liberal.
This is nothing new for you, any question that makes you uncomfortable, you run away from. It is amusing that you think I 'tear down' Christian institutions, when the reality of it is, the only thing I tell Christians to do is stop being bigots towards homosexuals and that they don't get special treatment under the law.
I make no effort try to tear down any Christian group merely for being Christians, they have to do something... You know... worthy of it. Now I realize that you're an idiot who thinks special privileges granted to Christians over everyone else and the ability to be bigots towards homosexuals without consequence are so intrinsic to Christians that they can't exist without them, but you really can, and you will, because the day you practice your religion in peace will be the day people quit bothering you.
 May 13, 2015 at 2:19pm
As anyone with any level and wisdom and experience knows it is the assumptions and questions that define one not the answers. Because finding the right answer to the wrong assumptions and questions is rather easy and merely causes the ignorant to remain as such. The assumption that being christian as opposed to spiritual is somehow important is at best baseless and meaningless in terms of the overall state of society, the country or the world. And thus the results of a question regarding what religion people call or regard themselves in and of itself is indicative of nothing. There are more than a few christians who are responsible for all types of immoral behaviors and acts. Heck, no doubt Belichick and Tom Brady would call themselves christians as opposed to cheaters and liars. The only question that really matters is the number of people who consider themselves spiritual and present that within their everyday lives. I have met Othodox Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddists and Christians who are both spiritual and non-spiritual. And there isn’t a sliver of difference between them other than being truly spiritual. In fact the worse people on the plane are those who represent their religion as being closer to or more representative of God. And be assured those that indulge in this are void of any spiritual nature or bearings. Morality is a universal construct and thus belongs to no religion.
 May 13, 2015 at 2:06pm
As for all the ignorant commentators, you should actually read about the decline of Rome instead of making fools of yourselves by rationalizing the nonsense someone has told you, perhaps in church, or something you made up to make yourself feel superior to non-christians. The FACT is the Roman Empire fell because of the same two factors that led to the fall of every other great Empire. Logistics and Economics. They were unable to maintain adequate communication, command and control across vast geographic areas and were unable to sustain the financial where with all to govern at such a large scale. The nonsense about morality having something to do with the decline of Rome is the same type of self serving pronouncements you hear from evangelicals who have been claiming everything wrong with the US since the mid 1960′s is due to Satan, non christians and of course liberals. Of course the complete lack of any rational link between being spiritual and liberal is also a necessary aspect of the fools narrative. Read the book by John Kennedy entitled “The Rise And Fall Of the Great Powers” so you may speak intelligently in the future about Rome and reality.