I couldn’t help but notice that ADOT spokesman TimTait (while trying to be humorous) didn’t bother to offer any other explanation as to just what the HECK those creatures might be.
 July 24, 2014 at 2:38pm
3 Mexican cops for 1 US Marine. That’s the deal. 1000:1 odds, no one in the White House, or any part of this Administration, has the cajones to say it though.
 July 22, 2014 at 3:08pm
The Southern Gentleman in me agrees that this behavior is inappropriate and shouldn’t be happening. The AMERICAN in me says “Welcome to America Lindsey. A wonderful land of many rights and privileges. One right you DON’T have though, is the right NOT to be offended!” Those men on the street however, DO have the right to free speech, inappropriate as that speech may be. Here’s another thought, the guys who are willing to cat call at you, aren’t going to care about some silly little card, so why bother? Get some self esteem, some skin that’s a little thicker than onion paper and just go about your day.
July 17, 2014 at 11:07am
Yes, yes, another liberal Illinios DUMBOCRAT blaming the gun and the advertising/marketing and of all things, Saturday morning cartoons.Yeah, like Bugs and Elmer are the problem. Hey Robin, sweety, bless your heart. Did it not occur to you that several decades of children in this country grew up watching Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam(just to name a couple) chasing Bugs and Daffy around with a gun nearly every Saturday morning? Literally tens of millions of kids, who are now adults, aren’t out shooting up the place. If there were as many crazy people with guns, made crazy by the terrible cartoons you want to ban, as you’d have us all believe there are, there wouldn’t be any of you anti-gunners left. It’s not the gun’s fault, it’s not Elmer’s fault, it’s not Yosemite Sam’s fault, it’s not colored guns, or small sized”youth” guns, it’s people like YOU!! It’s YOUR fault!!! Turning kids into whinning little sissies who are scared of their own shadows. Who don’t know the meaning of personal responsibility. Who’ve been brought up in a politically correct(read as: spineless) world where everyone is scared of what others may think of them if they actually call something like they see it. Why not just admit it. You, and your ilk, orchestrated this whole mess so you could get all our guns. At least have the nerve to introduce a bill that does what you really want, the total repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
 July 11, 2014 at 10:53am
So I’m still wondering, now that I FINALLY heard Rick Perry mention that HE put National Guard troops on the border, WHY is he still not adding those additional 1,000(which should be 3000-5000) troops he keeps mentioning? Why is NO ONE pointing out that Rick Perry is in charge of the Texas NG and doesn’t need permission or approval from Obama to call them up? Is it a money thing? Does he want the FEDGOV to pay for it? Because if the FEDGOV calls them up, they pay, if Rick Perry(Texas) calls them up, Texas pays. Does he no longer have authority to call them up? Has the FEDGOV usurped the respective NG’s into the DHS? Can a Governor now only call a certain number without some kind of FEDGOV approval?
If Rick Perry is really serious, and he SEEMS to be(benefit of the doubt being given here), why hasn’t he called up HIS TEXAS National Guard to close the border completely? I know it won’t be cheap, but it’ll cost a lot less, in the long run, than the continual influx of illegal aliens. I don’t get it.
Technically Gov. Perry is in charge of the Texas NG. But the President can override him by deploying them to Afghanistan. Look up the Militia Act of 1903. Up until then the various state militia were under direct control of the each governor. The Militia Act federalized them into what we now call the National Guard and standardized the equipping and training of it's members.
1. Part of the delay had to do with getting the progressive RINO speaker of the house, Joe Straus, to sign off on this and it may have only been for a specified time and based on funding for it. It could mean a costly special session of legislature. Volunteer militias have been called to the border to assist but are of little use if ICE/Border Patrol cannot or will not follow through with capture and arrests.
2. Perry nor big business really wants the border secured... cheap labor. He did not support Jan Brewer in the least in her very public battles with the government. Remember he is a big supporter of "dreamers" and NAFTA, at the expense of taxpayers .
3. Perry does little that isn't politically motivated - think 2016 and then vote for a real conservative - TED CRUZ!!! Perry used to be a democrat until the Bush dynasty persuaded him otherwise.
Where are you from. So you expect Texas to pay for troops to guard the border for the rest of the US and you think that the US Govt doesn't have to pay one red cent. Where do think the money is going to come from to pay for the troops, off of trees, no it will come from the Texas citizens. You sound like a lib, being that you want a hand out and don't have to pay for the protection of the US, let someone else pay and you will reap the benefits.
July 10, 2014 at 12:23pm
As others before me noted, as long as he’s kiteboarding, he’s not screwing anything up. Which he’s bound to do anytime he’s actually at work. Please, take all the vacation you want, and bring the rest of the Admistration with you!!
No love for him, his party or his boss.
Having said that, a 70 year old, kiteboarding, and catching air doing it, is kind of impressive. I don’t care who it is.
July 7, 2014 at 2:30pm
farmer1 – You are an idiot. Go do some more research. No one signs their name to a document that will cause them to lose(possibly/probably) everything they have, property, actual currency, and their lives if caught, in the name of bigger government. And pleasae do some research on the 3/5ths rule. The Framers specifically wrote slavery OUT of the Constitution by writing IN the 3/5ths rule. If they had not, the Southern delegates, by population if all heads were counted 1=1, would have had what we now call a super majority and been able to enshrine slavery into the Constitution by having it written in. By counting slaves as 3/5 a person, for the census sake, the Framers kept the number of Southern delegates(representatives) down to a number that couldn’t vote in anything they wanted, much like Harry Reid and the Dems are fond of doing today. Blah, blah, they kept slaves, all while putting in place a system that worked slavery out of existence. They knew it was wrong, but you can’t turn off all the machines at the plant all at once without replacing them with something else. You can’t free all your slaves at once and still feed and clothe yourself and the community. Smart men find a way to get rid of the bad while giving themselves time to find a new way to still get done what needs being done.
 July 7, 2014 at 9:40am
Hey Sally, why not call drug dealers “unlicensed pharmacists”? It’s the same kind of crap. They broke the law coming here. Period. I don’t care why. It’s still illegal, it’s still a violation of the law. If I rob a bank “for good reason”, like say, to feed my family and provide them a better life, do I get to keep the money and stay out of jail? NOPE!! Expalin the difference. Anyone. In the meantime, I suggest Sally Kohn take some English lessons, we have different words for things for a reason.
 May 27, 2014 at 2:46pm
Just because the city allows the Cross to be there DOESN’T automatically mean that it (the city) endorses what it stands for!!! When are these atheists going to recognize the fact that simply allowing a religious symbol to exist on public land(where it’s been for 90+ years) does not equal endorsement? It(again, the city) let McDonald’s put up a sign, does that mean it endorses McDonald’s? NO! It means nothing more than that it allows McDonald’s to erect a sign. It’s about time city leaders all over the Country simply told all these atheist malcontents exactly what I just pointed out, then grab a pair and tell the atheists to go p**s up a rope!!!
So can a muslim put up a crescent or a buddhist put up whatever symbol on public land? Or is it only for christian symbols since it is "historical"? This is an honest question.
 May 22, 2014 at 10:48am
No, he won’t be charged with desertion, that’s just ridiculous. I’m certain his Commander is well aware of his situation. O wouldn’t pardon him anyway, he’s not an illegal alien, drug dealer, murderer, rapist or a follower of the pedophile “prophet”.
May 21, 2014 at 1:10pm
First off, Steve Perry is on the list, but not nearly where he should be, which is very near the top. Having said that, the whole thing is junk anyway. How in the world are Miljenko Matijevic and Sebastian Bach not on this list at, or very, VERY near the top? It doesn’t matter if you like the bands they were in(Steelheart and Skid Row, respectively) or the style of music, both of them have AMAZING voices. I think the ranking is reflective of the author’s bias, as so many of these “Who is the best-guitar-drummer-bassist-what-freaking-ever?”, lists always seem to be.
October 24, 2012 at 6:56pm
If any of you were really serious about fixing this, every single one of you, from the Pres. on down, would resign tonight!!!!! ANYTHING shy of that, is isn’t serious and is nothing more than the continuation of this cover up. 30, 40, 50 years ago, you would all be being indicted! But, since your cronies are running the Dept. of inJustice, that will never happen. What a shame what this country has become.
July 5, 2012 at 4:12pm
I have several friends who are, and several others who were, cops. I’ve tried to tell myself that this kind of thing just happens sometimes, a sort of “There’s a bad apple in every barrel” kind of excuse. No more. We see more and more videos like this, and it’s rarely one or two cops, it’s usually more like 5 or 6 of them, and the fequency of this kind of thing is increasing rapidly. I can’t say what’s going on, I don’t know if the increasing militarization(because, really, does a county sheriff in SC actually NEED an M113A3 with a mounted M2 .50 cal. machine gun on it? NO. But they’ve got one, GIVEN to them by the Federal government) of the police in this Country has anything to do with it or not, but it’s high time it stopped. People should be able to trust the police, but the more times we see things like this, it becomes increasingly difficult to do. And don’t try to tell me it’s just the adrenaline from a high speed chase. If you can’t control yourself, then you don’t need to be walking around with handcuffs, an ASP baton, pepper spray, a taser, and a semi-automatic pistol with several extra magazines. Go work at Wal-Mart.
They have been doing this stuff for decades. It is just getting easier for video to get out past the thin blue line nowadays. But, make no mistake about it, they do it all the time.
The police are not your friends or your protectors. They are here to protect the STATE, STATE EMPLOYEES and most of all, the corrupt politicians that pay them off and give them military weapons to control us with. They are not here to serve the public. They are here to control and to beat you down so you don't harm the state or any financial interests that they have.
July 3, 2012 at 10:26am
Hey weatherdork, it’s called SUMMER. It happens every year at the same time, and, wait for it….. Sometimes it gets really, really hot. I know, it’s hard to wrap your simple, sycophantic mind around, but every once in a while, we get a bad one. Just like WINTER, which also happens every year at the same time, just so your not scared to death when it starts to get cold outside. Sometimes we get a really bad one, and sometimes not. Is that Global warming too? Or would that be Climate Change? What’s going to happen in AUTUMN? Is this moron going to say “It’s especially mild out there, we would normally see 55 or 56 degrees, but not 52. It wouldn’t be that mild out if weren’t for Global Climate something or other” Hey DORK, it’s called WEATHER, it just happens, go outside, shut up, and get used to it.
July 2, 2012 at 11:16am
I really don’t see the difference between this and the Executive Priveledge BS we were treated to last week. Hey White House and all your sycophants: if it’s NOT a tax, it’s un-Constitutional under the Commerce Clause. If it’s not un-Constitutional because of Congress’ power to levy taxes(which is what the SCOTUS said in it’s ruling) then it IS a darn tax!! It’s one or the other, but it can’t be both.
Just like the Exec. Priv. thing: Either Barak and Eric DIDN’T know about it and WEREN’T involved and therefore Exec. Priv. isn’t allowed; OR Barak and Eric DID know about it and WERE involved ( and LIED to all of us about it, Eric while under oath, I need to add) and then Exec. Priv. can be used.
In both cases, it’s either or, and We The People need to force them to choose which side of the darn coin they want to play, but we must stop letting them try to play both!!!!!
June 29, 2012 at 3:55pm
Hey Blaze editors: I know you need to have pop-ups for advertising to make money and keep the site running, I get it, I really do. Here’s an idea, instead of advertising a Japanese car company(the darn Lexus ad I keep seeing), how about you court an American car company? Jeep, Ford, Chevy, I don’t care which one. And before any of you Blaze readers give me a load of stuff about how Lexus(fancy Toyota) is made here and employs American workers, shut up, I know this. It’s still a Japanese company and most of the profits from the sale are going back there. Just as I know some American cars are made in Canada or Mexico, but it’s still an American company and the majority of the profits come back here.
I was just thinking that this suggestion might be a good idea, since, like this article says, we’re about to have a Financial Armegeddon and we’re in the worst recession since the great Depression, maybe, it might be a good idea to oh, I don’t know, try to sell some AMERICAN STUFF!!!!!!!!!
Just a little food for thought.
Chevy, Jeep, Ford which one is the America car company? Look at the place of manufacture on the tag inside the door. Then look at the ownership. Which one is the American car company? Many foreign cars are built in America with overseas ownership. Thousands of Americans are making money manufacturing foreign cars. Which one is the American car company?
June 27, 2012 at 2:58pm
I really don’t want a race war in this Country, Lord knows we’ve got enough other problems to deal with. Having said that, I’m sick of listening to these jerks. Maybe it’s my 24 years in the Armed Forces, maybe it’s just me, doesn’t really matter. I hate s*%t talking, threats(especially empty ones), and the general shooting off of your mouth. So Malik & Taco(sounds like a new menu item), if you’re going to do it, do it and shut up. If you’re not,(which I doubt you cowards ever will) then just shut up! I wonder if either of these simpletons knows just how badly outnumbered they are? What do black people in this Country account for, about 17-18% of the population? Even if every single one of them joined the fight and even if they’re 20% of the population, and assuming every other race stayed out of it, it’s still going to look a lot like Little Big Horn or the Alamo. Are they ignorant of this fact or has it just not occured to them? Or, are they just to stupid to figure it out? How do they think to possibly win against odds like that? Particularly with what is clearly a lack of capable leadership. Just more smack talk from those with nothing better to do.
June 22, 2012 at 12:09pm
Disgusting behavior, from anyone. I does go a long way towards exposing their real feelings, political leanings and ultimate goals.
June 21, 2012 at 4:15pm
@FOCALPOINT, Let me refute your idiotic idea with a little experience and common sense. Those wonderful drugs you mention that can stop a woman’s cycle for up to a year. What happens when, not if, she losses them/they get ruined by heat, rain, a bullet tears through her pack and her meds, or any of the other thousand things that can and do go wrong in combat? Her cycle starts, probably without her having any fem. hyg. prods, because she had that fancy medicine with her. OR, what happens if the same storm that soaked everything she owns(believe me, it happens, BTDT) also soaks all her fem. hyg. prods she brought just in case? Or, for the sake of argument, lets just say nothing happens to her fancy meds. The simple fact of the matter is, that particular part of the female anatomy is in NO WAY suited to going without regular, sanitary attention, even in the absence of Aunt Flo. There is no way that is going to be able to be done in the kinds of environments that most Infantry, Combat Engineers, SF, and Rangers regularly inhabit, and the kinds of missions they go on. Sometimes, sure, but sometimes really isn’t good enough. Time to grow up boys and girls, males and females ARE different, and no amount of PC, womens lib whinning is ever going to change that or magically make the sexes somehow equal. The sooner everybody gets that through their thick skulls, the better off we and more importantly, our military, will be.
June 20, 2012 at 1:04pm
Here’s just a few of the problems with this whole idea. First, let me congratulate her on stating, several times, that the standards must be maintained and not changed for women. She’s right, they shouldn’t be, thing is though, they will be, as they have been time and again. Ex.1 Airborne school: You used to have to be a man, and do 6 pull ups(among all the other stuff) in order to graduate. 96% of women couldn’t do it, so instead of not graduating any who couldn’t, eventually the standard was changed so women could graduate. Ex.2 You used to have to climb up a rope 30 feet in so much time, most women couldn’t do it, so again, eliminate that requirement so they can graduate. The same thing will happen here eventually too. Anything that’s repeatedly too hard for them will be eliminated so they can be”equal”. Now let’s look at something you can’t equalize. Men don’t have periods. In the Infantry and SF(all Combat Arms MOS’s really), it’s not uncommon due to mission requirements to go without a bath(of any kind) for weeks and even more than a month at a time. Since the mission can’t be postponed due her cycle, she’s out there with the guys when it does, say 5 days in. 1 month and no bath after her cycle started 5 days into the mission, there’s a very good chance she’s got an infection. So now she has to get a Medevac and the team is down a member, the mission is compromised. All in the name of “equality”. Men and women, in this respect, aren’t equal, learn
You are very correct. The Clinton administration made sweeping changes to the military in the instance of women being allowed in certain units and their roles in combat. Huh, imagine that a Democrat President. I digress. Her stating that the standards should be maintained is disingenuous and a complete subterfuge. The Clinton-era changes mandated that even though women were not able to keep up in whatever manner, they were to be accommodated specific to her gender. It also said that these accommodations were not to be mentioned, recorded or discussed. So she already knows that standards are fluid when it comes to females in the military and have been for some time. They have to know there is a double standard. When females don't have to make the same distance in a hike or carry the same weight in their packs or do the same number of reps in any given physical activity, they are not equal at all even if they feel they are. She undoubtedly thinks she is equal to any guy. She maybe be equal to some guys but not ANY guy. I doubt she would be able to compete with a 6'4" 245# Navy Seal for instance. Here are some physiological FACTS. Males have more muscle mass, denser bones and connective tissue than females. Males typically have larger tracheae and branching bronchi, with about 56 percent greater lung volume. They have larger hearts, 10% higher red blood cell count, higher haemoglobin, hence greater oxygen-carrying capacity.
They also have higher circulating clotting factors (vitamin K, prothrombin and platelets). These differences lead to faster healing of wounds and higher peripheral pain tolerance.
you are too reasonable as a human.
Oh, yes, that's right. The woman I interviewed is part of the secret Leftist-Marxist plot to fool all of you...