after all, tying payments to inflation worked so well with, say, healthcare, right?
what a feeble group of ‘leaders’ we have on both sides of the aisle.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:20pm
why do we have a consolute in that city?
there is not a russian consolute in the capital city of my home state.
and no, mind, barber is making an accurate assessment. BHO declared victory and pulled our troops out of Iraq, leaving the diplomats are greater risk as the lie of what POTUS claimed has been laid bare in Iraq… and Egypt… and Libya… and Syria… and Somalia.
systemic systematic failures of diplomacy that have left America and our allies weakened and more threatened, and which have put thousands of innocent women and children at greater risk, too, btw… the real ‘war on women’
wait, you are saying we should have left our troops there? But at the same time you acknowledge that it is a backwards country not worth having a consolute in.
Actually, it was Bush who signed the SOFA act that pulled the troops out. Obama just took credit for it afterwards.
Ray: Agree. Wonder if the Obama Administration’s , following the dictates of his International Left directors , exit strategy will just insure that the Sunni and the Shiites hatred will blow up into WWIII ? Or maybe Iran will just ‘surprise’ the globe by going nuclear against Israel ( they all hate Israel and capitalism ) ? Either way , will insure a REAL Fundamental Transformation of the entire globe.
 April 17, 2015 at 11:39am
right after elections some foolish not really republican congressmen were advocating for this.
any republican supporting this should be primaried and removed at the next opportunity.
sadly, there is so little difference between the parties in DC I am nearly ready to concede the government to the Democrats for the two to three elections a new party would require to make an impact.
at least in that time, the fourth estate would have no punching bag to blame for the ‘unintended consequences’ of poorly thought out legislation, and perhaps more of the sheeple would wake up to the horrors that too many in DC want to visit upon the rest of us.
 April 17, 2015 at 11:35am
perfectly stated. tlc
and if we had an informed electorate, the varied and endless attacks on IIA (and increasingly on IA) would meet immediate and crushing resistance, those advocating such ‘changes’ immediately dismissed.
Lindsey i think conveniently forgets that IIA and the rest of the Bill of Rights were put into place BY an informed electorate with the express hope that the electorate remain free and well informed. You cannot guarantee that freedom to be informed without the protections. Sadly, ‘progressivism’ (which will someday be seen for the euphemism it is) is proving you CAN erode those protections to the point that an elite few can dilute the electorate into a passive pablum fed led by the nose herd of sheeple.
Like militant pest, very cobalt blue ba//s and all the trolls that keep straying over here from huffpo.
 April 17, 2015 at 11:01am
yep… this is a great tool for the interested teacher, though i confess the ‘since my dad got deported’ line seems… contrived.
we’re dealing with an ‘AP History’ teacher with my oldest daughter who shreds in class essays, and claims inaccuracies (New Deal era) when valid factual points are listed and supported that don’t jive with his point of view. this last ‘C+’ effort was crtiqued for English issues, the same daughter though has a 96% in her AP English class, and while I won’t claim the essay was A work (it was done in class and would only be a draft), my family educators who have read it were dismayed at the attitude displayed by the teacher…
learning point for my daughter that people in positions of authority are not always fair.
 April 17, 2015 at 10:51am
well put, but not only Google plays the game… look at ‘weight watcher approved’ foods, which are fewer ‘points’ than nearly identical competing brands that won’t pay the ‘vig.’
Trouble is lots of us get by with an awareness the only way to lose weight is to eat less or burn more of what you eat… but most of us rely on google at one point or another and should be able to expect either an unbiased presentation of options OR a labeled ‘teiring’ of such.
 April 16, 2015 at 11:33pm
I’ll gum you to death.
 April 16, 2015 at 11:23pm
so you’re saying he should have hired the labor at Home Depot?
 April 16, 2015 at 11:21pm
if he said ‘yo no habla ingles’ they would have let him go or chauffeured him to the nearest illegal’s haven… you know where we pay $107 a day for law breakers, compared to $21 a day for those needing chronic medical assistance every day…
Deputies should have pitched in to finish the fix. All those in government service need to stop and remember Nuremberg.
Prayers to the family… don’t want to imagine what they are enduring.
 April 15, 2015 at 6:09pm
Louis makes me laugh… and yes, he says some vile awful things.
unlike Sarah, he is more grounded in reality, and confronts us with the horrible thoughts most of us have from time to time.
i clearly don’t agree wtih his political positions, but i suspect we could talk, hang out… fish, and not have problems. and it’s good that he could see what he said was maybe over the top and too personalized as compared to his usual humor.
and of course, as always, Governor Palin was gracious in her interation.
 April 15, 2015 at 6:06pm
I do not know if i agree with Glenn about this. Yes, some people would pay more taxes. But part of the argument has been more people should be paying taxes… having nearly half of Americans soaking the other half is to coin BHO and EPA’s phrasology UNJUST.
Frankly, if Congress halted the automatic withdrawal of tax money there would be an immediate and profound protest, but what workers do not see does not concern them.
a Flat tax is the only truly fair tax… sales tax are regressive. and you could establish a floor below which the poor do not pay taxes.
but you also have to redress the welfare system, as well, providing support to children without encouraging the poor to have MORE children just to live off of the funds the government provides per child.
and corporations cannot be protected any longer, either by subsidies or tax loop holes.
honestly, above a flat tax, i would support a surtax on any corporate employee not the corporate founder whose income is more than a set % above what the average employee at that corporation makes. Because we have seen that shareholders will not force boards to offer only reasonable contracts to the CEO’s and CFO’s.
Ray, not so fast. A flat tax, like the progressive income tax, is a non-volitional tax. The FairTax is a completely volitional tax. It gives the individual the choice, not the government. This is where people, like Beck, become hypocritical. Either you support the individual, and his freedom, or you don't.
One should always side with the most liberty for the individual. A flat tax does not. A flat tax, in the end, will be no different from the progressive tax. There will be the haves and the have-nots. Government will continue to pick the winners and the losers.
 April 15, 2015 at 6:00pm
‘environmental justice’ is another catchy euphemism…. like ‘Affordable’ Care Act, as an example… like a bill that claims to protect women allowing the villification of anyone that votes against it and ignoring the logical reasoning that all the bill will fund is already in place… like bills claiming to help the poor that let lenders drown those poor people in loans they can never hope to repay… like a bill that feigns concern for illegal children, but funds the blanket influx of millions… i could go on, but it would make us all sick.
there is no justice if ‘redistribution’ is part of the credo.
 April 15, 2015 at 5:45pm
true, but sadly it won’t matter to about 43% of the electorate.
i see Hernandez was convicted for murder. funny Hillary won’t ever even stand trial despite more proof of her criminal activitIES.
true… but the last bit i saw… a few minutes before i changed channels, the audience was not laughing like they were enjoying it, there was almost painful ‘sympathy’ laughter the majority of the two or three bits i watched.
there are lots of left comics whose work i sometimes enjoy. and i’ll stop to listen to Dennis Miller’s witty intelligent bits whenever i see he’s on. But when the comic is working as hard as Sarah in ‘taboo’ areas just to get a laugh? Nah, that’s not funny, just desperate.
 April 15, 2015 at 5:41pm
never let truth get in the way of pushing an agenda…
She was just pissed because ten bucks didn't go to far up that set of blow nostrils!
"never let truth get in the way of pushing an agenda…"
That is one of the main legs supporting the liberal prime directive.
Why is it that the Jews who make Jews look bad are the ones everyones heard of?
I admire St. Charbel as well
No, women make just as much as men for the same job, trust me. They make just as much as men, given experience levels and so forth and so on. And blacks and Mexicans make just as much as whites, all things being equal. Women make just as much as men. And so do black or Hispanics make just as much as whites. No, seriously, women make just as much as men no matter what they say to the contrary. No matter what you've heard, women make the same as men. There's no law needed to ensure that women make just as much as men, because already women make just as much as men. Why should big government get involved given that women make just as much as men in the same positions? There's no need for so called "Big Brother" legislation because women make just as much as men. In every job they do. Women make as much or more than men. Certainly as much as men, perhaps more. Women make just as more as men or even more than men. It's true. It may actually be true than women make more than men, perhaps even lots more.
Ok ModCommunist - give me one source so I can blow it out of the water. And not some stupid HuffPo article but the actual study that income inequality bs is based on - because it's been debunked a thousand times. Unless you want to of course post the fact that women have been earning more than men the last 15 years of hiring.
You're propaganda doesn't work here so move along or be stepped on
I refuse to recognize that person who identifies him/her self as middle of the road conservative, until such time as he/she/it changes it's username to something that more accurately describes its political leanings.
FarLeftCommieBastard would work.
"Comedian Sarah Silverman"... Only funny thing she ever did was to get punched in the face by Ryan Phillippe in "The Way of the Gun".
She probably figured he was dead or would be too afraid to respond.
Funny how that backfired.
Silverman is vulgar liberal - I can't stand her!
@Mod, Yeah, make $#!% up and then declare we need more federal oversight to fix the garbage you just made up. Now, how can you and the rest of the proglodytes tie wage gap myth into your doomsday cult global warming nonsense. Hey, just declare it.. make up a story or three from some wacked out comics and pols.. then get snarky when people demand facts. It's worked for you leftist tards in the past.
Seriously ModerateRepublican, do you realize how difficult it would be for an employer to have different wages based on race, gender, and who knows what else you liberals consider a crutch? It's bad enough to consider wages based on experience.
Are you seriously telling me employers have two qualified candidates and say, "this is a woman so let's offer her 10% less"?
If women were getting paid SO much less, don't you think these "greedy" CEO's would be hiring them like crazy and saving their companies billions of $$$$?
Anything labeled "inequality" is Marxism---period!
Agreed; it's now OK to lie In furtherance of a "higher cause". Facts truly do not matter to these liberals.
IF women make less money, it's because we women tend to take more time off to take care of our children. And guess what, that is OK because that's what we want to do and SHOULD do. If you look at women who do not marry or have children, they make the SAME wages as their male counter parts. The women who take 6 months off or 6 years, they are not as experienced as their male counter part. It has NOTHING to do with gender generally. I am a female who worked with mostly men on aircraft.
 April 11, 2015 at 3:01am
you saw, i assume that Nat. Guard in Florida refused to ‘allow’ filming of their dirty bomb exercise in Miami? Guess it is not a ‘free speech zone’ eh?
Wake Up Guardsmen and women, you serve the people of your state.
 April 11, 2015 at 2:59am
McVeigh was white, shanty, and was funded by Middle Easterners, though the FBI chose to abandon the leads about such.
in the same way the FBI/DEA/ATF etc are happy to let stupid would be ‘home grown’ radicals incriminate themselves trying to detonate faux bombs, the money and C&C in radicalized muslim groups are happy to let any enemy of America damage her. Witness their letting our President go on his apology tour, visit the White House to encourage more capitulation, and refuse to uphold American laws while encouraging illegal immigration at growing expense to us all.
 April 11, 2015 at 2:53am
DK, you are thinking of Michigan and Minnesota. No big muslim population in my home town. And Texas cannot count on any ‘registered’ numbers, given the Federal MIShandling of the border.
shanty, the freak fire destroyed all of our firearms, but you are mistaken about what is being watched in the Heartland. And if you meant to malign Southernors, I won’t… I have friends and family in the deep south, who are not racist, backwards, inbred, or dependent upon others. And they are not alone. the moment foolish radicals, extremists, or revolutionary politicians think like you suggest, they will learn a hard truth.
 April 11, 2015 at 2:50am
Heard from family, the first man arrested was at my inlaws Catholic church Easter Sunday before the 11 AM mass with a knife and sword. claimed he was a former Catholic and now a muslim and wanted to speak to the priest. The father DID speak to him, with about 6 male parishoners on hand, and he left. But he was back again this week, and then they called the Topeka PD, who said (curiously) he was on a watch list, but since they had not called while he was on site there was ‘nothing they could do.’
When my wife relayed this, i was puzzled, because a statement by the priest or any of the parishoners should have been reason to pick him up for threatening with the sword at least. Now i wonder if FBI or another alphabet soup agency was insisting he be left free to complete their trap for him.
It was another sobering example to the wife and in laws as to why CCW and 2A are important in our ‘peaceful civilized’ America.
As I was reading your post I was thinking, now only if the priest and/or parishioners had been carrying. A slight movement of a jacket or shirt to "reveal" something might have given the terrorist reason to leave a little more quickly. If I were still involved with the Catholic church, I would replace the holy water at the entrance with some lard. It would keep the animal from every entering said house of worship.
Too close to home Ray. Glad all was settled, per se. Alphabet acronyms luck out a lot it seems.
Of course they were waiting. The only terrorists that we seem to catch are those the FBI baits, encourages and assists in their conspiracy.
I can't think of one instance where the FBI arrested someone that had no prior association with the FBI.
Keep the sheeple scared so that they will willingly give up their freedoms.
 April 10, 2015 at 11:55pm
anything for working Americans to not read the Drudge article that tells us the President and first lady claimed less income again year over year, at $477 thousand dollars… that they paid 19.6% interest, $93 thousand dollars, which is FAR less than most Americans in ‘the 1%’ paid.
My annualized earnings will be less than his and yet my quarterly tax payment was 1/3 of what he paid in total. And I did not purchase a multi million dollar compound in Hawaii… no wait, no one purchased for me a multi million dollar compound in Hawaii… apparently you do not have to report that sort of financial gift when you are POTUS.
go ahead, look at the rainbows, lemmings, don’t recognize that this imposter is incapable of practicing what he preaches, that his platitudes and lies are only mean to affect those who are not ‘the elite’.
Ray, Mr Davis told them this is the way it should work. Their plan is really coming together... In their eyes...
Gifts are taxable to the person that gave the gift not the one that received the gift. So the Obamas being given the multi-million dollar compound does nothing to their taxes.
Rich people also are able to put funds into places that protect their income for the future much easier than somebody making less than $100K. Plus they can afford to hire accountants to tell them what investments to make that are tax deductible.