While we do have certain unalienable rights, including free expression, those rights don’t exclude freedom from responsibility. Southwest Airlines wasn’t stripping him of his right to freely express himself, they just preferred that he exercise his rights somewhere other than THEIR airplane. And his rights don’t trump their rights. The airline offered several remedies, all of which he declined. He chose free expression over conditional transportation. It was his right to choose between the two and suffer the consequences.
How would people have felt if he’d been asking to fly naked? That too is a form of expression but also one that’s not acceptable. The airline was merely setting standards within the confines of their property, just as I would if your toddler decided to use my sofa as a trampoline.
March 24, 2015 at 8:46am
One never knows, Grauman’s may allow a special imprint to commemorate this pithy exchange. That would make the whole thang rock solid!.
 March 23, 2015 at 10:38am
Well, I guess her crotch finally put her on the social map, her singing surly didn’t.
Cruz said he will go with the REAL science, not like these clowns whose "scientists" get outed a frauds about every week.
December 19, 2014 at 8:57am
The only thing that would have made it any better is if he had included a Swisher Sweet cigar in the deal.
Six shots and a Swisher, yup… it’s to die for.
 December 5, 2014 at 1:12pm
Matt hit this one right on the head. My first thought as someone looking to start the hiring process is that the court’s decision will definitely affect my decision process. Women who are fighting for this non-existent right will only cheat themselves out of job opportunities.
They actually already do. If anyone thinks employers don't look at single vs. married women and old vs. young, they're mistaken. "The Company" itself doesn't but the individual and groups making the decision do. They always have and they always will regardless of what the law says.
No matter how many ways yo say it, it doesn’t change the situation. They’ve broken our law, mounted an invasion and should be dealt with properly. Send them home, not on a vacation!
 October 8, 2013 at 9:47am
These cops are only doing their jobs, which is limited by the quality of their training. They can’t help the fact that they’re unaware of the laws which they are entrusted to enforce. It’s obvious that there was more emphasis placed on the “donut detection” portion of their education than there was on statutes.
As long as the public is willing to tolerate dumb cops, that’s what the state is going to generate. After all, I’m fairly certain that donuts are much cheaper than books.
August 21, 2013 at 10:03am
The really sad part is that even Orpo’s glamor shot doesn’t compare to Ms Dash’s. It’s a good thing they didn’t use the reality version, it’s bad all by itself.
August 7, 2013 at 4:06pm
“These are two cases that have nothing in common,” Beck said. “I can’t think what they have in common, honestly.”
For all of the intelligence Mr. Beck purports in these political matters, I’m appalled that he’s failed to see the similarity in these two cases. It’s so simple, right there before his eyes…
In both cases, they have a photograph of the victim at fourteen years of age.
Now I know where you’re going to go, that tired old bit about Martin not being fourteen at the time of the incident involving him. But still, they DO have a photograph of him at an innocent-looking fourteen years of age, now don’t they? I rest my case!
If the photographs are the same, you have to displace the blame!
July 17, 2013 at 10:40pm
Go guys go!
I’m down for a non-resident if they’re offered.
You can’t hold Jackass Joe accountable for any of his ramblings. And this guy is a bigger idiot than JJ if he’s following JJ’s advice.
March 20, 2013 at 2:26pm
It would have been a lot funnier had the heifer stomped his punk a s s into a puddle.
But seriously… why didn’t CSI cart the dead body off in one of those bags?? Totally disrespectful.
February 21, 2013 at 1:26pm
You can bet Washington never expected the sheeple to unite and fight back. Can we now expect a law making it unlawful to deny sales/service to government agencies? You just know they’ll try some sort of weaselly tactic to force us to comply.
February 21, 2013 at 12:58pm
“He could have used a warning,” Lakesha Thompson, Pipkins’ sister-in-law, said. “He could have let him know that he did have a gun on his property and he would use it in self-defense.”
There’s always someone with 20/20 hindsight who wants to pose the “what if” questions. Equally possible in this case, what if Deyfon Pipkins had respected the homeowner’s property and kept his butt outside? It would seem that all of the happy endings flew out the window the minute Deyfon raised it.
Oh my, did I just suggest that the robber brought it upon himself?