User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010


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  • September 28, 2016 at 3:15pm

    Poor Glen Beck!

    Liberals used to hate and fear him, then they laughed at him, and now they mostly just ignore him. Being on MSNBC now and then is hardly the beginnings of a comeback.

    Movement conservatives don’t trust him or embrace him as one of their own because he does off-the-wall things like going to the border with soccer balls and teddy bears and getting all touchy-feely with the ghost of Martin Luther King Jr. A few months ago he made National Review’s “Against Trump” squad, but has been scarce there since. Frankly, he doesn’t seem to have a lot of business acumen. Oh, and he’s a Mormon, which makes him theologically suspect for some.

    The new crop of aggressively alt- or nationalist or racist Volks (whatever) mock him for being an unapologetic sentimentalist, for the way he stood on the human trap door that is Ted Cruz for months, until the drop dropped, leaving him swinging, and in general just for being a little too earnest and preachy. Also not cutting edge technologically; I mean, just look around you.

    Too bad! His historical analyses, political judgments, and Howard Beale-ish prophecies (except the one about a revived Caliphate, I’ll give him that) have all been great comedy. But I do admire the way he urges his flock to hold fast, to look first to family, church and community, and not to accept authority without criticism, even of him. I’ll miss him.

  • September 28, 2016 at 2:51pm

    Yes, purely political. So, I’d guess, is this ceremony honoring these cops. If the Media Research Center really wanted to help them, then in addition to this “participation trophy”(thanks for that one, DSMike) they might have given them some money to help compensate them for pain and suffering and probably considerable legal expenses. Also the three cops who do not appear, who–you may have guessed already–are black.

  • September 28, 2016 at 1:27pm

    Accept-the-Truth & Seelow: They were not held legally responsible, but in practical terms they were. If they had belted him in and kept an eye on him in the van, he might be alive today and doing well-deserved time. Instead they handcuffed him, tossed him into the vehicle and treated him to what is known as a “rough ride.” These officers were cleared by the justice system. Freddie Gray never got into the justice system because he died on the way.

  • [1] September 28, 2016 at 1:22pm

    Three white and three black officers were charged. The three black officers do not appear in the video. Were they not invited? Were they invited but declined to attend? Were they there but for some reason not on camera? It’s not as if their identities are unknown.

  • September 28, 2016 at 12:24pm

    The debate organizers made two mistakes.

    First, they should have been debating the proposition “Black Lives Matter Is Beneficial to Race Relations in the United States.”

    Second, they should have called in Campus Security with backup from the Ann Arbor PD.

  • [10] September 28, 2016 at 11:23am

    Trump is a guy who sometimes seems stuck in the ’80s if not before, but let’s give him a pass on this one. Still, if he had a cold or allergies, he could easily explain why he seemed to lack stamina as the night wore on. Strange that he and his campaign have not done so.

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  • [2] September 28, 2016 at 11:20am

    DS Mike: It would not have been hard to see that Gray was belted in, or to have somebody in the back of the van to keep an eye on him. You don’t have to hate cops to see that. Yes, it’s the equivalent of a participation trophy–for participating in negligent and unprofessional behavior.

  • [7] September 28, 2016 at 11:08am

    Except that they did not do their job, which was to transport Gray safely to jail.

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  • September 28, 2016 at 11:04am

    What woman with a cheating spouse doesn’t think the other woman is a slut, a bimbo, a ho and mo? Hillary’s treatment of Bill’s extramarital honeys should not be surprising, whether she was First Lady or not.

  • [-2] September 28, 2016 at 10:59am

    Next time we have a debate like this one, with the audience not allowed to cheer or boo, Trump should wear an earpiece sending the responses he’s used to into his ear. He looked very uncomfortable when his best rally lines dropped into silence. Sad.

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  • September 24, 2016 at 3:58pm

    Allowing Ameericans to sue a foreign government would open the door to foreigners suing America’s government. Anyone who professes to care about America’s sovereignty should welcome Obama’s veto.

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  • [4] September 23, 2016 at 4:32pm

    “Cruz’s spokeswoman did not respond to a request for a comment from TheBlaze.” This will have Beck drinking again.

  • [7] September 23, 2016 at 11:11am

    Probably there’s some theological understanding there, but aren’t we entitled to be at least a little skeptical? “God is a good gift-giver” in particular stands out for its repetition of hard gs. I note there’s also a documentary and an upcoming book for sale.

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  • [-14] September 23, 2016 at 10:29am

    More presidential than Trump, more honest than Hillary. “What have you got to lose?”

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  • [4] September 23, 2016 at 10:28am

    No, but they may have to when (as is rumored) Ted Cruz endorses Trump.

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  • [19] September 23, 2016 at 10:28am

    I think you may have hit on his new campaign slogan.

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  • [11] September 23, 2016 at 9:50am

    I have a disturbing vision of Trump sitting on an ornate throne decorated with skulls and such, wearing a bronze breastplate and greaves and holding a sword, with Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani chained voluptuously at his feet in leather bikinis, as in a Frank Frazetta illustration. Make it stop, make it stop.

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  • [2] September 23, 2016 at 9:27am

    From Officer Shelby’s description of Crutcher’s behavior, I think it’s very likely he was in fact “on something.” The widely circulated chopper video doesn’t show the minute or so before the shooting, nor does it give us Shelby’s point of view, from which she could have seen that Crutcher was reaching toward his car window but not that the window was closed. Several times previously he had to be warned to keep his hand out of his pocket, probably arousing the suspicion that he had a gun somewhere.

  • September 22, 2016 at 3:29pm

    There is no evidence whatsoever that Warren has ever used her alleged Indian ancestry for college admission, academic promotion or financial gain.

    When Harvard was challenged to present evidence that it had a “diverse” faculty, it used her presence on the faculty as evidence. That is all.

  • [-2] September 22, 2016 at 2:30pm

    The media have been merciless regarding what Trump has said in the course of this campaign.

    Regarding what he’s done–his shady business dealings, scamming Trump University “students,” racial discrimination in housing going back forty years, his death-defying sexual history–not so much.

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