Teachable lesson here is that Lochte should have kept his mouth shut, as once he admitted he lied in the beginning, everything he says after that is suspect. And who exactly does he think he is bashing the Brazilian authorities after being caught intoxicated and no doubt driving around with his buddies looking for no good. As he clearly stated he has embarrassed himself, his teammates, his coaches and his country.
 August 26, 2016 at 10:37am
“The policy is anyone who’s here illegally is here illegally, does not have the right to be here,” she said. “We’ll decide whether it’s in our interest to let them stay or not. Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay.” Translation…. Trump and Coulter have been contacted by wealthy small and middle size business owners who will have to pay more for legitimate workers and then might actually have to treat them as real employees. This has nothing to do with ideology or whether Cruz was right or not. This is all about $$…. As there aren’t enough illegal immigrant owned businesses to hire all these illegal workers… so who exactly are they working for? Go ask the company who is cleaning the office buildings, go ask the company who is mowing lawns in your community. Go ask the nurseries? Etc. This is as much a problem of businesses breaking the law as it is about illegal immigration.
 August 26, 2016 at 10:30am
Actually the only real libertarians were the Bernie Sanders supporters because they recognize the unholy alliance of the government and large corporations / wealth. An alliance which is akin to the alliance between governments and the Catholic and Church of England during the Inquisition. So spare me the analogy between a symbolic and convenient joining of libertarians and conservatives because there is none. Libertarians believe government should be tethered to the constitution which means a military for national defense only and government should get out of individual citizens business and make sure large corporations and the wealthy have no influence beyond the common citizen. It is we the people, not we the capitalists and not we the wealthy.
Except that the majority of Bernie kids were screaming (and ignorantly believing) that government should control all aspects of our lives, give free college, healthcare, free wi-fi, probably a fee pair of Air Jordans (or would that be Birkenstocks?), etc, etc. The Bernie kids (and too many adults) actually believe the government should be their daddy. That, my friend, is NOT what Libertarianism is about.
I've noticed that all it takes for some so-called Libertarians to bite on socialist/Marxist politicians is when they say they'll legalize dope. With one hand they have a joint, but the other hands the claws of big, regulating, controlling government has a gigantic bear trap.
 August 26, 2016 at 10:25am
“Amen! the so called conservatives that are in the never Trump movement are mindless and more like democrats than they realize.” Actually you are the problem in this country. A broad brush statement regarding people you tag with some convenient label such as liberal, progressive, democrat, etc. is childish at best. Warren Buffet is a progressive, democrat and you couldn’t carry his cup of coffee relative to brains, accomplishments, integrity, ethics and thus character. Please tell us you are a 5th. grader so we can at least write it off as childhood ignorance.
 August 26, 2016 at 10:20am
Ok koz, spare us the “democraps typically do” as no one does this more than alt-right sites like Brietbart and misinformation gurus like rush…. Having said that this isn’t news because Bannon is not running for office and is not the candidate. tre’ how’s about considering some posts regarding real issues facing this country and doing some research on the actual policy positions of the candidates….. this kind of stuff is crap and exactly why this country is going to hell in a handbasket.
 August 25, 2016 at 3:46pm
Consentual sex between two college student where the coed decides to claim she was “drunk” and didn’t know she said yes is not rape, unless the coed can prove it was the guy who poured drinks down her throat. And it is time for the media to stop referencing global statistics on everything that is labeled “sexual assault” and then reference the rape word, like all sexual assaults are rape. And no a guy bumping into a girl at a frat party is not sexual assault. Nor is telling a girl at a party that she has a nice body. Coeds that drink too much and act out during parties need to first and foremost take responsibility for their own actions. And a good start would be to recognize they have had too much to drink and not start hitting on guys and engaging in levels of sexual activity. And for the record a guy who refuses to pay an escort because the sex was terrible, did not rape her.
Actually, a lot of colleges are going to the unilateral decree that if you consume alcohol you can't give consent. Smart move in my book...
@JRook - I couldn’t agree more. If women want to be equals then they need to start accepting some responsibility for their actions, including drinking too much and the consequences which that can bring about. If a man gets drunk and in that drunken state forces himself onto a woman, he’ll be charged with rape regardless of how drunk he was or how much he may have regretted his actions the next day. But if a woman gets drunk and gives consent for sex, then regrets that decision the next day, she can claim rape and be absolved of any responsibility. While the man she had sex with, who didn’t think he was doing anything at all wrong at the time, will be charged with rape.
Imagine if the woman left the man’s house after sex and got arrested for drunk driving. In that case she’d be responsible for choosing to drive while drunk, but would not be responsible for choosing to have sex while drunk. Like that makes sense.
Also, you’re totally right about the way in which they use the terms “rape” and “sexual assault” as if they’re totally interchangeable. A guy grabbing a girl’s butt could constitute sexual assault, but sure as hell nobody with any common sense is going to call that a rape.
[-4] August 25, 2016 at 3:40pm
“We have one rape of a woman by the name of Juanita Broadwick (sp?) by a man named William Clinton. Apparently that rape wasn’t so bad. The guy never served jail time, was promoted and praised by many, and people have even said he could be a great feminist.” Ok well in this country you have to be CHARGED and then processed by the judicial system in some manner before anyone can claim you raped someone. Go visit a prison and interview some convicted rapists and come back and tell us how many were liberals. Its a crime of violence no sex, but again that is something they hide in books.
I'm not sure if you missed my point, or just... left your critical thinking skills at home today. I can't see how anything you say here disputes my point? Or is even really relevant?
Lots of people who have never been charged or convicted are claimed to be rapists. And that's pretty much exactly my point. To the left, the rape or potential rape of Juanita Broadwick wasn't serious enough to do an investigation or trial over. "Clinton may have raped somebody?! Oh, no big deal. Hey, how's your job going?"
On the flip side, other rapes - ones which advance their political agenda - are of Serious Import. The Jackie incident never happened, but there are still people who will claim the names she listed are rapists. They never got a trial or conviction either - at least in the court system - but the left treated that rape very seriously. "Jackie says she was raped by white guys?! OMG grab the pitchforks!!"
As far as your thing about interviewing convicted rapists to see how many are liberals, I would guess most of them are liberals, since liberals are fighting so hard to let them vote in the coming election. But I'm not sure what that has to do with anything - the whole point I was making was that to liberals a rape that can advance their agenda is treated as much worse than another. That doesn't really affect the political makeup of the prisons, except in who isn't jailed (i.e, powerful libs for whom a rape trial would hurt the Cause).
[-9] August 25, 2016 at 3:18pm
Ah yes let’s post about the VA as it will no doubt generate a bunch of bait clicks. kate, have you ever even considered posting a balanced story. For example, how many students committed suicide on college campuses last year? Did you research that? Or even better how many enlisted military personnel committed suicide last year? Di you research that? Really no need to answer.
What is wrong with you? This man put his life on the line for your worthless butt, and the government promised to take care of him for it. The government reneged on that promise.
Active duty servicemen have psychiatric help readily available, so do collegiate snowflakes. This man had nowhere else to go.
Enlist and serve, or STFU about veterans.
[-2] August 25, 2016 at 3:15pm
“There’s no safe places in Hell” Guess you would know as someone who believes they can stand in judgement of large groups of people no doubt has ended up there after multiple previous lives. An indication from the Hindu philosophy that you have progressed little during those lifetimes. But alas I state the obvious.
[-2] August 25, 2016 at 3:12pm
U of C is one of the truly great universities in the US. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose book was fairly good although like most pro free market types he discounts the concept of utility, particularly social utility. Clean air and water are fundamentally priceless so any business analysis should always find in favor of clean air and clean water. What we are doing to the oceans and lakes in terms of chemical pollution and noise pollution is a disgrace.
You are over reaching trying to legitimize your leftist brainwashing. While this earth is our Garden of Eden and we are commanded to be good stewards, what Milton Friedman and other great free market thinkers also pressed was that efficiency is critical to the free market. Wasting material is inefficient - pollution is generally a product of a lack of efficiency. There is much more to it, but let us not get caught up in greenspeak.
 August 25, 2016 at 3:07pm
ok kate saying the she was “grilled” is almost as funny as saying you actually research any of your posts. How about a post on how fake this woman’s smile and answers are.
 August 24, 2016 at 11:31am
Yep classy move, perhaps someone should have added this one also….”meleniaescortagency” My point being that in days gone by the media made a point of pushing candidates for recognition and answers regarding their policies on the real issues facing the country….not on promoting unfounded attacks and misinformation. Particularly the segment of the media who claims they are not the biased “drive bys” no actually they are much much worse in that they will say and repeat whatever their wealthy ad buyers want them to for the $$$.
August 24, 2016 at 11:26am
Seriously, what does the state of the Catholic church have to do with the issues facing this country or the remote possibility any of the political campaign hacks or their conservative media partners in propaganda would care about them. Certainly a sign that this campaign has not made any attempt to class up its act.
[-12] August 24, 2016 at 11:22am
profanity-laced rant against a Politico Florida reporter Sunday during an interview with TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch…. no doubt he was prompted by DL to do exactly what he did and of course there is the need to keep wording of all statements under 5 letters for DL and her audience.
Why do I think you find Dana Loesch attractive? Kind of like pulling a girls hair on the playground. Perhaps the lil' Prog doth protest too much?
"Truth to a (sexually frustrated) Liberal is as Salt to a Slug"
Here a word under five letters for you… dick …
Here’s a word with less than 5 letters for you: ‘putz’ or you could take ‘schmuck’ and subtract a couple of letters (if you are capable of that)
Hey Rookie see if you can figure this out ES&D.
August 24, 2016 at 11:19am
With all due respect this is nothing more than an opportunist trying to make money off a worthless book simply because Trump is an atypical candidate. Its almost as absurd as someone writing a book regarding a false 2nd. amendment conspiracy or a book about middle america being different than the coasts. The only difference is that ann coulter is educated and can actually articulate something without showing her chronic insecurities byway of yelling or making unfounded inflammatory comments. Right DL?
[-8] August 24, 2016 at 11:15am
Wow great eye contact and stage presence. Guess there was a need to avoid hiring and presenting someone who was actually educated and could put forth a rational position on anything….we wouldn’t want to challenge dana or make her feel as ignorant as she is.
 August 24, 2016 at 11:11am
of course they both should, but not surprising this hack post implies that a letter from a specialist is somehow a complete medical record or history. And carson lost a lot of credibility in the segment because he wouldn’t say that the crap that is floating around the internet and being repeated by the lowest of the low (eg. dysphasia) is unfounded and thus BS.
 August 24, 2016 at 11:08am
“We need a new strategy and it starts with holding physicians accountable.” Well said but I would add the need for pricing oversight that prohibits congress from blocking Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices and global price stabilization that prohibits companies from selling the same drug in the US, under a different name for 2,3,4,5 or more times what they sell it for in Canada, Europe or other countries. You want to worry about corruption and pay to play in government, start with big pharma and Congress, which of course means most republicans.
So all who engage in play to pay should be prosecuted. We agree.
Start with hillary.
 August 24, 2016 at 10:56am
Bingo, exactly. Time to look int he mirror and examine how she raised her daughter and what she did and didn’t do relative to her drug problem. If she was even a minimally involved parent she would have certainly known her daughter had a drug problem.
[-1] August 23, 2016 at 5:08pm
“To this day, he still converses with angels and spreads their wisdom to the living.” Ah so we are to believe his after life experience has now become his life and he talks to angels on a routine basis. There are over 5 billion human beings on the planet and you have sites like this and people who forward a handful of “near death” accounts as evidence of their deeply held religious beliefs. Of course you have a factor of 100 times this number of near death experiences of individuals who have traveled to South American and actually experienced DMT induced trances that are equally if not more remarkable. Either do some research regarding DMT and its effects on the sensory realization before you put forth another one of these nonsensical faith based stories.