The bill must have been $42 and change, so the “tip” would have been $7 and change. My son works in a pizza restaurant, and the bill is almost never in whole dollars, since sales tax is charged. Perhaps we all can be more gracious when we think we see a discrepancy and think about it a bit before reacting.
 October 6, 2014 at 5:14pm
Mormons don’t blow up any people. Hope that extra M was an honest typo.
 September 23, 2014 at 4:14pm
Stu’s father passed away. He’s with his family.
 August 20, 2014 at 12:09pm
The rich young man had just pridefully bragged that he had perfectly followed all of the commandments since his youth. Jesus told him he lacked one thing…the requirement to give up all his riches in order to follow Jesus was designed to reveal to that particular man the truth of the condition of his heart — idolatry, making anything in your life more important than God, which violates the first commandment. The rich man was made aware of his sin, and that is why he dejectedly walked away.
In this instance, Jesus was speaking prior to His crucifixion to Jews who were living under The Law of Moses, referred to as the Old Covenant. Jesus established a New Covenant of grace, established in His blood, rendering the Old Covenant fulfilled and obsolete. Under the New Covenant, if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, you are saved. The good news is that Jesus did everything on our behalf to put us in good standing with God. The only thing we do is choose whether to accept.
The quality of a believer’s life and the extent one experiences all the blessings Jesus died for us to have is a different sermon that will require more than the 350 characters I have left. Destined to Reign by pastor Joseph Prince is a good place to start and will help you “rightly divide the Word of God” (proper context — who is speaking to whom and which covenant applies) as you read your Bible.
August 8, 2014 at 7:32pm
The article stated that the $400,000 was for 236 gym/spa memberships (two-year term). That should be enough information for anyone to do the math.
 August 8, 2014 at 7:13pm
Jodie Foster is an out-of-the-closet lesbian, so apparently not.
 July 20, 2014 at 3:30pm
@CatB – this post isn’t directed specifically to you. Perhaps folks missed the moment on Glenn’s radio show last week when he suggested that Chicago may need to be one of Mercury One’s next stops. His team can’t do everything at once and shouldn’t have to. Isn’t it high time that those critical of The Blaze staff and Mercury One for not doing enough themselves step up and take a leadership role, amassing their own team and resources, to pick up some of the slack? One man’s team cannot bear all the load alone, but we the people, all doing whatever each can, working together, even if it means stepping outside of comfort zones, can accomplish practically anything. We are way past the time for armchair quarterbacking.
For those who are Christian, the cross of Christ is where God’s justice and God’s love intersected, and both were fully manifested. To seek justice without mercy is to be a Pharisee — self-righteous, legalistic, and hard-hearted. To seek mercy and tolerate lawlessness (which 1 John 3 calls sin), promotes chaos, suffering, and death. We must pursue both. In this I agree with Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz: individuals and private charities must treat those who arrive with compassion, and then the gov’t. must reunite these children and others with their families in their home countries and secure our borders. Those who wish to come here must apply to enter through the front door, and the process to do so must be streamlined and equitable. Peace.
That was a response to the flack Glenn got for exactly NOT doing that. So he quickly pivoted and announced that they will aid Chitcago, etc., after the fact.
He only said that after a week of flinging crap at people that disagree with him and losing tons of subs and money his charity used to consistently get over his Border stance. It was an After the fact move he did with Chicago.
@truthnstuff: I think Glenn Beck has a right to respond when given "flack" about something. If someone gives you flack, you also have a right to respond with your side of the argument. That's the beauty of free speech, correct? :)
 July 9, 2014 at 11:19pm
IF materials are in unauthorized hands, how do we know it was not freely given, followed by a subsequent claim of theft in order for the Iranian govt. to create the appearance they were not involved? What better way to try to absolve oneself of responsibility once these materials are used to cause harm.
 July 3, 2014 at 12:15am
A small gov’t hot dog? Isn’t that already called an Anthony Weiner?
 May 20, 2014 at 9:28pm
Oh, for Pete’s sake….
January 1, 2014 at 12:35pm
You actually have to go to the 51:30 mark to get to the beginning of the fireworks — not 29:40. Prior to that it’s just music and eventually a short water effects show.
December 11, 2013 at 11:31am
This isn’t so unusual…I also make wild hand gestures when Obama speaks.
Please take your crappy ads somewhere else. Reported to administrator as SPAM.
October 29, 2013 at 1:33pm
According to the census data and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 100 million recipients represent the “means-tested” checks (welfare). The total number of federal govt. check recipients (means tested + “earned” — Social Security, Medicare, and Vetereans benefits) is about 151 million. Compare these two numbers to those earning paychecks, 125 million. Compare that to the 145 million in the labor force when Obama took office and the substantially lower number of welfare recipients at that time as well. Dick Morris’ commentary today elaborates on this.
October 22, 2013 at 2:32am
You are absolutely correct. Was in Germany last fall, and more than one tour guide explained that your educational (and thus career) path was set in stone by the end of 4th grade, either placed on the university track or a trade track. Late bloomers and/or kids who do not have parents diligently working with them are out of luck.
October 10, 2013 at 11:46am
@anconinn – guess you missed those parts of the New Testament where Paul clarified that Mosaic Law requirements were not to be imposed on the Gentiles (salvation by grace alone — Paul discussed circumcision of the heart) and where Peter discussed how God revealed to him similar truths concerning Mosaic food laws. Is this what you meant by cherry picking?
God’s exhortations to help the poor were not made to Pharoah, Ceasar, or any other secular government entity; those commands were made to individuals, and as individuals we will be judged. Government has usurped the role of the Church and individuals in this area, and many Christians are deceived by thinking that paying taxes fulfills this obligation. The dismal or nonexistent tithes of most American Christians seems to be evidence of this.
October 8, 2013 at 4:05pm
I call bs on this explanation. Part of the indoctrination process is continually pushing the notion that our Constitution is outdated.
September 18, 2013 at 1:23am
My counter-proposal to Starbucks President Howard Schultz: gun-owning Americans can stop bringing their money into Starbucks stores.
September 5, 2013 at 9:49pm
@Yiska8. Highway 175, not 175 miles
September 5, 2013 at 3:58pm
@Kupo. The kids are 2 and 5 years old. This is a one year experiment ending April 2014. How is this 12 month experiment a disservice to the children, and how will this short exercise conducted during early childhood years most of us barely remember set these kids back as adults? You might have good points if they intend to live frozen in time permanently, but the facts of the article don’t bear that out. In your haste to criticize, you missed several pieces of relevant information.
I wouldn’t do all of the things these parents are doing, but let’s credit the parents for having the wisdom to recognize some of the downsides to child development, personal development, and familial relations that can occur when devices replace healthy activities like playing with other kids or having face to face conversations and interaction. Their experiment also has value to those who hear about it, because it can be a catalyst for self reflection, an examination of one’s own family and oneself. Always works better for me to think about what I can learn from an article and how it can be applied in a way that makes sense to me. Take care.