Fine, witness away. Then make your choice in the privacy of the voting booth. Preach Christianity, but don’t bother us with your political history.
 May 3, 2016 at 9:11pm
Cruz said his “movement” was just beginning. I sense rather 40 years of the cultural conservative movement coming to an end. It might reappear some time in another form, with other issues, but for the moment, RIP. Ditto “constitutional conservatism” and free-market ideology. People are too angry for that any more.
Whatever rough beast is slouching toward Cleveland, it’s not the Republican Party. Call it the Trumpublican Party, which name I think Trump has actually copyrighted. People who still consider themselves genuinely conservative should have nothing to do with it. President Hillary will seem like a return to normal.
I see you missed my Fast Times reference. Oh, well.
I’m not sure how many Cuban exiles were in New Orleans in the crucial period, but if Rafael Cruz was politically engaged either for or against Castro, and if he was there, then the probability that he ran into Lee Harvey Oswald at some point is pretty high. Everything about the Cruzes suggests rabid anti-Castro sentiments. My own pet Kennedy assassination theory–for what it’s worth–is that Oswald, spurned by the Cubans and anxious to prove himself, was hoodwinked by anti-Castro Cubans who told him about the Kennedys’ attempts to kill Fidel. They probably didn’t care whether Kennedy lived or died, so long as a Communist could be blamed and the 1962 no-invasion pledge repudiated. Oswald played right into their hands; as he himself realized too late, he was a “patsy.”
None of this, of course, has any bearing on whether or not Ted Cruz should be president.
May 3, 2016 at 6:18pm
Coleman’s degree is in journalism. He is a meteorologist because he was a TV weatherman for some years before founding the Weather Channel, so he has some experience predicting the paths of hurricanes, the likelihood of tornadoes in a given region on a given day this week, or the exact combination of temperature, precipitation and humidity that might make tomorrow’s drive to work a bit slidey. In other words, weather.
Nye’s degree is apparently in engineering, and he managed somehow, bow tie and all, to insinuate himself into children’s programming as a sort of latter-day Mr. Wizard or Professor Proton, if you will. For the most part, he simply accepts what climate scientists say about climate, but does no little or no original climate research.
In other words, both men are basically “TV scientists.” Bet that there is big money on both sides.
May 3, 2016 at 5:31pm
Before we get all in a dither over this little tiff, please let’s note that meteorology and climate science are not the same.
Meteorology mostly concerns itself with weather and weather forecasting, short-term phenomena.
Climate science includes meteorology, but it also includes longer-term trends–prolonged drought or increased precipitation, planetary cooling or warming, glacial formation or melting–and their possible relationships to volcanic or seismic activity, mountain-building or erosion, tectonic plate movement and its effect on ocean and wind currents,even the changing composition of the atmosphere, whether due to human activity or not, that play out over centuries or thousands or even millions of years.
Bill Nye is an engineer- showman,not a real scientist. John Coleman is a meteorologist-entrepreneur, not a climate scientist in the broader sense.
I would trust a meteorologist a thousand times more over a TV "scientist" with no training in the field.
Man made climate change is the biggest hoax on the masses in the last 500 years. It is big money for some which is why they protect the lie so vigorously.
May 3, 2016 at 5:19pm
Do you see how stern my expression is, and how I’m wagging my finger at you? If you don’t do what I say by dd____, mm____, 20____, my expression will be sterner and my finger will wag faster.
 May 3, 2016 at 5:15pm
Even if it was Rafael Cruz with Lee Harvey Oswald, they were probably just talking about Cuba, and having some food.
They had both passed on Marla Maples back in the day.
Raphael already admitted to being a Castro fan during that period and he did live in New Orleans around that time. And even if true it does not mean he is necessarily guilty of more than that. But it is worth investigating more fully.
 May 2, 2016 at 5:54pm
Well, rebel yell! Even though that flag never flew over Louisville for even a minute of the Civil War I suppose some local boys enlisted with the Confederacy, so this is probably good news?
The 1st Kentucky Brigade (CSA), aka "The Orphan Brigade" is one of the most famous units in the Confederate Army and fought in several major engagements. One of their brigade commanders was former VP John Breckenridge and another was a close relative of Mary Todd Lincoln.
 May 2, 2016 at 5:47pm
Do we dare to speculate as to the form his reincarnation will take? Nah, better not go there.
Did she identify herself as white? If so, not smart. She should have insisted on identifying as “German,” “Irish” or “Italian.” Then she could adduce our history of German-hating especially in World War I, the Irish “Holocaust” at the hands of the British or the ill treatment of Paddies in mid-19th century America, or the downright racist popular depiction of Italians as fat, foul-mouthed and mobbed up.
 May 2, 2016 at 4:32pm
In the front view, all that’s missing is a noose around her neck. In the side view, it looks as if she lost her balance turning to the side, on undoubtedly very high heels. Useless, uncomfortable (so my wife tells me) and dangerous. At least Cruz dispensed with a necktie, the male equivalent.
It looks like she accidentally stepped off the front of the stage when she turned to her right. It looked like a misstep and not a complete face plant. Does anyone know if she completely fell?
she must have gotten her high heel shoe walking instructions from Michelle Fields
 May 2, 2016 at 3:05pm
I understand that “dark matter” was not conjured up to explain the Big Bang, but rather to explain the rotational speed of galaxies, which is different from what would be predicted if they consisted entirely of ordinary visible matter.
I don’t believe the Big Bang has been “reluctantly rejected.” It’s still alive and kicking, but understood differently as a rebound from a previous cycle of our universe, or perhaps a quantum fluctuation that developed with the particles and forces we know, while other “Big Bangs” in an overall multiverse result in very different conditions.
Since you are a scientist, please correct me if I misunderstand, especially if cosmology or particle physics is your field.
 May 2, 2016 at 9:19am
Surely someone is already pitching an animated feature in which a cute little weasel gets trapped in a huge particle collider and has adventures eluding angry scientists and beasts from another dimension.
That's great...LOL. Kinda' like a tech version of Bill Murray chasing that gopher in "Caddy Shack".
Maybe this is the Stoat particle. Or the Sheldon Coopertino.
I would prefer one in which they rip a hole in space and The Great Old Ones or an Outer God comes through. There are so few really good Lovecraft/Mythos movies out there. It'd be nice to see one that wasn't done on a shoe string budget.
I've heard rumors they were going to do The Mountains of Madness with Tom Cruise, but I'm not sure that fell through or not.
That would be AWESOME...Wally the Weasel in Through the LHC. Watch Wally run from funny speaking French scientists and nearly be eaten by the Zoobles from Dimension 12. Will Wally survive? Will Wally ever get back to this home in the Swiss alps? Tune in next week, same Weasel time, same Weasel channel!! (cue foreboding music)
Sometimes I've wondered if by chance GOD didn't create the universe then perhaps the universe created GOD? Also wondered what difference it would make for me since both could have happened about 4.5 billion years ago and came to the conclusion... no difference whatsoever.
Might be the makings of a good video game.
I told Obama not to go in there...
And these eggheads will never admit it had to come from an intelligence,
The idea that finding another unique particle would somehow "up end most basic understanding of physics" merely means that blind evolutionists have been given another opportunity to hallucinate more unscientific theory for the gullible. What men should be asking themselves is WHO brought all things into being. The Bible says, the Lord Jesus Christ is “BEFORE ALL THINGS, and BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST” (Colossians 1:17). It isn't what particles are out there to "discovery," but WHO holds them all together! Lost men have deceived themselves into believing that they are their own creator (Psalm 100:3). But “the worlds were FRAMED by THE WORD OF GOD, so that things which are seen were NOT MADE of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3) Only wicked men would believe that things which are SEEN were made of things which are SEEN. The word of God has told all men differently thousands of years before this newest "discovery."
Wow, it's amazing how when the funding starts to wane, there's somehow a new discovery of some kind. This is not even a discovery..it's theory still. Why don't you reproduce it a few times before you put out some grandiose news story? Oh, yeah, because THAT wouldn't drum up more funding, sorry, my bad.
May 2, 2016 at 9:15am
RJJ and by extension rob_pompolit (foobared I will leave aside as I can never figure out WTF he’s trying to say except that it’s usually pretty funny):
Someone in West Virginia or somewhere needs to create a sarc-detection app as soon as possible. My comment was not directed at the people of West Virginia, it was directed at Clinton.
The idea that we live in a new economy in which everyone can make a living developing apps or peer-to-peer sharing is a classic neoliberal notion for which the Clintons with their globalizing fetish and harping on “innovation” are as responsible as anyone.
West Virginia is a beautiful state, full of mountain vistas, cool valleys and rushing rivers. It’s already a little bit of an extreme-sports mecca, with all that that portends. God forbid it should ever go the way of Barcelona or San Francisco, with its “quaint shacks” airbnb-ized and its already poor people impoverished further because they can no longer afford rent or taxes.
If West Virginians already have cleaner lungs, it’s not just the result of Obama’s war on coal. It’s because coal mining is now a matter of slicing up whole mountains with gigantic machines whose operation requires much less labor than burrowing underground, and can be done even more profitably in western states.
 May 1, 2016 at 4:09pm
I have often wondered why TheBlaze so ruthlessly suppresses commenters who use the n-word. Why not simply make the assumption that they’re all black?
 May 1, 2016 at 3:56pm
Cruz has his next two days’ work cut out for him: he has to win in Indiana. Who doesn’t know that Cruz is against transgenders using the wrong bathrooms? Caitlyn Jenner is not worth a nanosecond of his attention.
[-3] May 1, 2016 at 3:39pm
Phew! As soon as I opened the Comments section on this story,I could smell the distinctive smell of economic, social and intellectual class jealousy here. Malia Obama is a bright young lady. Her parents could well afford to send her to a good private school, and will be able to pay for her higher education too. “Twill not cost taxpayers a dime, except perhaps for Secret Service protection. Y’all have a bad case of Ivy Envy.
Put the Draino down Floyd. That's like saying you have large breasts if you are a NE male or live in Cali.
Floyd, No coal, then most of those like you can't run your electric cars.
Well, so you and the liberals are just like the Dems in California. And as Glenn said years ago. You and the Dems/Libs seem to think you can plug in electric devices in the outlets. And just get that "Magic Juice".
By the way, how can they be developing apps. When the Democrats keep allowing their jobs to be replaced by illegal aliens, refugees and work VISA's. - Not only that. You obviously don't realize that technology is is on worst enemy. Hence more compact and single devices do the job of many devices. Hence the reason the PC market has been down. Not to mention much of those apps are worthless when there is no electricity, more interruptions, higher cost for less electricity, the cost of Internet that will not be available during emergencies, and all the intrusion from hackers, the gov and so on.
By the way, reference the lungs. Guess what. The worker safety is greater than the safety at your home. And definitely better than that of the government that inspects it. And when you break down the emissions of a power plant to the 'per' population it services. Odds are, it is less than what YOU produce yourself.
Actually the government, and Obama does more pollution and has more waste than the coal industry. Because waste means money. Hence jobs. Where as waste in the government means than need more money to waste. And they will not be efficient. Because being efficient means losing their jobs. Hence there is no incentive to do what is right.
We understand you are upset. Because Democrats are the ones that tried to keep people in the "quaint shacks". That by the way, are actually less wasteful. Because unlike you and the libs. They don't need to keep destroying things to rebuild and use more more energy and resources than they actually save. Funny how the libs want everyone to live off the land and use less resources. Or be minimalistic. But when they do. You and they show their bigotry toward others. Not only that, the government will put the refugees and illegals in better places than those people paying the taxes.
But you need to know your place. Because those coal miners could turn your lights off, turn off your fancy coffee maker, the heat, your air, you Ipad, your Internet, you stove, yous computer, your medical devices, your traffic lights, your refrigerator/freezer, your tv and radio, your electric cars, rial systems and so on. Oh...and lets see how easy it is to get fuel out of the ground at the pumps with no "magic juice".
Those coal miners living in those "quaint shacks" could put back into the 18th century. And turn your world upside down. So keep talking junk.
You are just another spoiled little brat. And just a simple bad solder could ruin your life in todays world.
 April 29, 2016 at 3:46pm
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against”taxation without representation.” Trump supporters are protesting against “party nomination without representation.” The anti-Trump protesters, mostlyLatinos, were protesting against “deportation without hesitation.”