What is twisted is a president who does not recognize evil when he sees it and is so clueless that he thinks words/ideas will stop such evil. How’d those words do for you with Syria, Mr. President? Or Russia/Ukraine? Or Iran?
You keep on going with your little chats and co-called compelling vision (only in your mind) — let’s see how that works out.
 July 6, 2015 at 6:02pm
Surprised the CNN tweet did not read something like this:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton agrees to game of softball with @brikeilarcnn …
 July 6, 2015 at 3:05pm
Two words in your story stick out: “hard work”. Even in the best of circumstances, blending two lives into one then adding another life, IS hard work. Unfortunately, far too many don’t have the fortitude you describe, or don’t “want to be punished by having a baby.”
Working for what you have makes you appreciate it more.
The downs in life make the ups that much better.
Don't be afraid to work, if your back hurts when you get home feel proud.
Take care of the people you love no matter what.
All things my grandfather taught me growing up. He was poor in social standards but always had a positive attitude and more love for life then anyone I have ever met. All my decisions in life fall back to the conversations we would have working on his farm. I think of him everyday and live my life so when we meet again he won't whoop my ass!
JDB- you sound like a great dad and husband. Many Blessings to you. I love your outlook on life. " the downs in life make ups that much better" Amen Brother!
 July 6, 2015 at 2:50pm
‘“You risk your own life in childbirth, his ‘possible’ emotional pain is secondary,” user pk666 posted.’
Talk about a flimsy argument. This is akin to saying “some people” believe [fill in the blank] when ten people out of a million think that way. “Some people” is phrased to suggest a magnitude that is not true. Similarly, stating that “you risk your own life in childbirth” sure sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Yet, per the Washington Post, the actual statistic (as of 2013) is 18.5 maternal childbirth deaths per 100,000. Hardly support for pk666′s argument.
We all experience risks to our own lives. (Odds of dying [national safety council, nsc.org]: in auto crash, 1:112; drowning, 1:1113; choking on food, 1:3375) Doesn’t mean we go out and exterminate the causes of these because we are risking our own life in those activities.
I’m sure pk666 is at the front of the line demanding part of the father’s involvement when a mother unilaterally decides to keep a baby, yet feels it is OK to exclude the father in the initial critical decision regarding the baby.
 July 6, 2015 at 2:19pm
The irony didn’t escape me either.
 July 3, 2015 at 2:15pm
Coming soon to a theater near you …
 July 3, 2015 at 2:48am
@johnnief, it only costs a lot of money to search for and reproduce emails if you are part of an incompetent organization. Why should we tolerate such objectionable incompetence on the part of the governmental organization? Any way you look at it, this organization is an example of a bureaucracy gone wild:
1) Their IT systems suck so bad that this task truly will take more than 2 man-years (sorry, I should have said person-years);
2) Their IT systems are fine, but their employees suck so bad it takes them this long to render the task complete, or
3) They really don’t want to fulfill this request so they came up with a ridiculous fee.
If they had any kind of system that followed standard document management protocols (as the federal government/IRS requires of companies), then this would be a request that could be satisfied with a lot less effort than they are suggesting.
Regardless, this whole situation is BS — a parent is asking for the basis for how the school has formed a conclusion regarding her son and they don’t appear to want to justify their reasoning … I’m sure the school is offended they are being questioned, and that the family is not simply accepting their mantra of “Trust us, we know what we are doing.” Good for the family for pushing back.
 July 2, 2015 at 12:25pm
“NOAA noted that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not regulate fireworks but that it does allow for short increases in particulate matter in the environment for cultural events like Independence Day.”
That’s funny, when has the EPA ever backed away from regulating something?
 June 30, 2015 at 11:51am
Kerry needs more time to craft additional concessions to Iran.
 June 30, 2015 at 11:45am
Nice job, dad. One less scumbag on the street. Unfortunately, probably only temporarily.
 June 29, 2015 at 1:25pm
Pennsylvania is not a right-to-work state, thus, whether you choose to be a union member or not, you normally have to pay a representation fee, purportedly because you receive some benefit from the union’s efforts. Whether that is true or not is generally not part of the debate. (Frankly, I don’t need a union to “help” me with the terms and conditions of my employment — if I don’t like it, I can go somewhere else).
The union never has to justify their actions. They can route their efforts and resources to any target they wish to support (including politicians [usually Dems], abortion-advocacy groups, gun-control, other liberal targets) but they don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot and someone wishes to do differently. This lady should use her lawsuit and discovery to find out every expenditure the union has made and to whom, including those of the National Education Association to which I am sure part of the PA teachers dues go to.
 June 26, 2015 at 4:40pm
And in a related report, it was noted that after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News/Pravda would no longer accept letters or editorials criticizing Obamacare.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:59pm
‘“If the partisan challenge to this law would have succeeded, millions of Americans would have had thousands of dollars of tax credits taken from them,” Obama said.’
If a conservative challenges a law, it is a “partisan challenge”.
If a progressive challenges a law, it is “common sense,” “to right an inequity,” “the right thing to do,” blah blah blah.
My friend used to have a saying for people like Obama. “Often wrong, never in doubt.”
You won't hear from them...unless of course by some slim chance the shooter was white.
KJ : Crickets .
I have heard very little from Jesse for some time. Sharpton as replaced Jesse as the preeminent racial pimp who also has the title of racial advisor to the Pimp-in-Chief.
 June 17, 2015 at 3:34pm
@lordchamp, your comments are spot on, but you missed an additional item. The federal government has prescribed expectations for cyber security for protection of data in many industries such as the banking industry. Any bets on whether this agency came anywhere close to what the government foists upon others in the way of regulations?
 June 17, 2015 at 3:22pm
I thought it couldn’t get worse than Holder. I was wrong.
 June 17, 2015 at 12:30pm
I can see it now. There will be Jewish uprisings everywhere, the British embassy in Israel will be attacked, their ambassador will be killed and Jews everywhere will stone the infidels while chanting “Death to Britain!”
Oops, sorry. I got this confused with that other religion.
Then surely you mean;
Catholics,, no they only burn incense.
Rastafarian's ,, no they only burn hemp.
Buddhist Monks , , no they only burn incense and , well you know, Buddhist monks.
That just leaves Radical Muslims and those they represent,, yeah they burn and kill whenever they get upset at, well at just about everything really. From the length of your beard to just how Muslim you are or aren't. And if your Christian or Jewish they pull out the long cutlery.
 June 14, 2015 at 9:39pm
Never heard cis-gender before this article. From wikipedia, it means mental and physical sexes are aligned. (Snip: “cissexual is ‘a way of drawing attention to the unmarked norm, against which trans is identified, in which a person feels that their gender identity matches their body/sex’”)
Not sure why they need a special name for this; I call it “normal”.
The whole point of that language is to make it feel no more normal to be normal than it is normal to be weird.
 June 13, 2015 at 10:23pm
Interesting juxtaposition of situation….
When a black politician espouses conservative views, s/he is accused of not being black. Bet they go the other way on this one — because she espouses the liberal orthodoxy she is allowed to be “black”.
 June 9, 2015 at 2:37pm
There is a bitter irony in the “support” that religious organizations give when they advocate for certain government programs. They also get the associated undesirable consequences of such programs.
Yes, they advocated for healthcare reaching a broader population. However, I do not believe they advocated for the mandates on coverage at the periphery of healthcare or coverage that went contrary to their beliefs. In addition, they did not advocate for many people who already had insurance to lose it, pay more, or lose their current physician relationships. Nor did they advocate for a program that would still leave millions uncovered or unable to secure healthcare that was promised because after paying the required premium, they cannot afford the deductible/copay required by their plan.
Obama’s strategy of fairness for all won’t be attained until everyone is equally miserable.