Isn’t there already a Palestinian state? Isn’t it called Jordan?
When Israel was being formed by the UN, it was originally going to be much larger than present day Israel (present day means it includes the so-called West Bank), but for some reason, its size was reduced. The entire West Bank and half (figuratively speaking) of Jordan were originally to be part of Israel.
 February 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
What do you mean “radical Islam?” This article describes the mainstream Islam “religion.” Don’t forget that Mu-HAM-MAD, when he tried to convert the Jews living in Medina and was met with “no”, he resorted to violence to terrorize the citizens. Those that didn’t flee or convert were killed. The violence has never stopped.
February 9, 2015 at 1:54pm
If you cross the stop bar before the light turns red, you are in the right-of-way, provided you didn’t accelerate after the light turned yellow to “make it.” In Pennsylvania, when the light turns yellow, you are to stop IF YOU ARE SAFELY ABLE TO, but are legally entitled to proceed if not. The length of yellow depends on the speed of the road and whether or not you are going downhill. I know of an intersection near me that has a 5-second yellow in a 45-mph area because it is a downhill stretch. The other lights on more level stretches of the same road are only 4-second yellows. They also have a 2-second all-red.
 October 13, 2014 at 3:39pm
Why do idiot parents set their children on railings of zoo exhibits??? There’s NOTHING to prevent a child falling on the other side from plummeting all the way down. If a child needs a better view, HOLD HIM/HER with BOTH arms, and back a little from the railing. Don’t EVER set a child ON the railing!! COMMON SENSE!
Well, my dad always said: “Too bad common sense isn’t.” I heard that for at least 45 years that I can remember.
 October 3, 2014 at 12:21pm
Islam is not a religion.
Islam is a totalitarian government system that includes a “religion” as one of its parts. It is not religion; as to be a religion, it must be freely choosable. That is, you must be able to freely choose it, and you must be able to freely choose to leave. The part in the Koran about “there is no compulsion in religion” was abrogated by a later verse ordering Muslims to kill apostates of Islam (those that choose to leave).
The Islam government is at war with the rest of the world. As such, they are the enemy, no matter where they are.
We should demand of our government officials that we need to make Muslim citizens choose–either belong to Islam and be booted out of this country, giving up any citizenship, or leave Islam and continue to be American citizens.
All Islamic-owned property needs to be seized and removed from Islamic control. This includes not only mosques, but homes of those that wish to remain Muslims. All identifying aspects of the properties need to be modified/removed so that it is not recognizable as former Islam property. This includes removing all minarets from those buildings that have them.
Christians know that evil must not be tolerated–it must be defeated. After the Muslims invaded Europe, they started the Crusades to repel the invaders. The Crusades were not an attack but a defense. Get to know your history.
 October 3, 2014 at 10:09am
Homosexuals and heterosexuals are being treated equally here.
Any person can enter into a marriage on their property. The marriage must contain one male and one female, of appropriate age.
There are many instances where a homosexual has married someone from the opposite gender. Many times those marriages end, usually because of the homosexuality. The homosexual then ends up in a homosexual relationship with another.
Marriage does not include two males, nor does it include two females. Those arrangements are civil unions, which this business does not provide.
The definition of marriage is that of one man and one woman uniting legally and morally. A civil union unites two people legally. They are different.
Unlike very few other states, New York State has never provided civil unions for same-sex couples. New York only offers legal marriage to same-sex couples, no alternative.
Just, of course there is no inequality:
M + W =\= W + W
And, for all of the call for fighting to 'change' the law, why is it that the 'gay marriage' advocates are not fighting for equal rights through the vehicle of "Civil Union" . . .?
That's a good point and one that occurred to me as well. The couple only offers two person of legal age opposite sex weddings in their home. That's the product/service they offer to anyone regardless of religion, national origin, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
You have missed the point of law in this case which was the usurping of power retained by the Gifford's under the bill of rights.
Where Article 1 Section 8 gives congress the power to regulate commerce that power is limited by the Bill of Rights
Here is the text from the bill of rights as to their purpose:
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
You see many people were not comfortable giving so much power to the congress, therefore they placed restrictions upon that power, retaining the power to the people and states respectively.
The Gifford's retain the power to discriminate against the homosexuals based upon their religious belief (in this case Christian religion and which law forbid homosexual activity of any kind).
Neither the State nor the Homosexual couple have power in commerce, via the constitition, to lay their claim to force the Gifford's to take action which stands against their free exercise of religious practice.
October 2, 2014 at 3:10pm
There’s nothing stopping a homosexual from marrying a person of the opposite sex. This happens more often than one would realize. We sometimes hear of someone divorcing his/her spouse and then saying they are homosexual and have a relationship with someone of their own gender.
Because they are serving people who get married, and not because of sexual orientation, they are not violating the law.
They are serving people (heterosexual and homosexual) that wish to marry those of the opposite sex. That is NOT discrimination based on sexual orientation.
I see those in DC on I 270 all the time. Book, Newspaper...
 September 16, 2014 at 11:46am
Can Islam be declared a foreign government? If so, then we would have every right to remove foreign governments from our lands. Send the Muslims back to their country of origin. If someone is an American Muslim, give him/her a choice–give up belonging to Islam or give up being an American Citizen. No dual citizenship allowed!
All of the Muslims that came here for asylum no longer need it. They can and should go back to their homes as quickly as possible. They can chant Sharia Law there and do their sickening acts along with their brothers and sisters who are waiting for them to come back home. The American way of life is definitely not for them. They abuse their freedoms, causing pain and fear among real American Citizens and we dont want that behavior here anymore. Go home!!
 August 29, 2014 at 10:03am
Here in Pittsburgh, “To be or not to be” would just come out “or not”. They leave the “to be” verb out. Two examples: The road needs fixed. The car needs cleaned. It’s SO annoying.
The few times I need to drive into the city (I usually ride the bus) I do weave. I make extra sure there is a good size gap before moving. Never come close to hitting anyone. I think (no proof, of course) that I shave about 5 minutes off a 45-minute commute. I’ve gotten pretty good at anticipating which lane is about to move and which is about to stop. By being able to keep moving I don’t sit idling and wasting gas. I would think turning off the engine 5 minutes earlier would definitely save on gas usage.
 August 26, 2014 at 4:15pm
We need to encourage the next-door and across-the-street neighbors to mow their lawns every day during times Grouchy is home. THAT should send a message LOUD and CLEAR!
This PA conservative argues, it essentially amounts to a U.N. driven curriculum.
Corbett isn't a conservative, he's a lousy Blue Blood Moderate Republican.
Corbett, in April of 2010, said he feels the U.S. Constitution is a "living document".
The state R Party embraced the moderate, and we are stuck with him.
Thanks Tom, and the NGA for Common Core.
August 13, 2014 at 2:16pm
The state state needs to throw the book book at him.