The next story we will read will be about this young man’s family suing the fireworks company. I am betting they will sue on two theories. First, there was no warning label advising about the dangers of lighting fireworks on one’s head. Second, they will sue because the firework did not work as intended. It sounds like it went off in the tube instead of being shot out like designed. Which leads us to the final realization; there will be an attorney who will take this case.
There are many times I am embarrassed to admit I am an attorney and I am afraid this will one of those times (I should have stayed in my old career as a paramedic/leo. At least then I tried to save guys like this). Frivolous Lawsuits have become another one of the downfalls of our country and court system.
I have been saying this for many years, and it gets worse everyday. Frivolous lawsuits have contributed to the decline of this country almost as much as the federal government has.
Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
You have that right. The plethora of lawsuits stops much innovation before it is even started. The true cost is really undeterminable but significant.
 June 28, 2015 at 3:37pm
Sharpton is going to denounce Robert E. Lee Street.
I am guessing he will next be going after MALCOLM X BOULEVARD and SCHOOLS named after him and make sure blacks do not honor a man who wanted to kill all white people.
Malcolm X moved to New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1943, where he engaged in drug dealing, gambling, racketeering, robbery, and pimping; according to recent biographies, he also occasionally had sex with other men, usually for money. Maybe this makes him Sharptons hero!
 June 28, 2015 at 3:29pm
VTVSTD said “it is you who has a warped and twisted view of love. It’s none of my business what people do with each other, it’s quite another for you to pass judgement on anyone who doesn’t agree with your vile and ungodly views.” To be fair, there were many others who are writing the same type of thing.
I am wondering if these people will feel the same way when it is one man and four women who want to “marry.” Or when a mom and son want to “marry.” Or the hundreds of other examples? The gay community said that was ridiculous to think things like this would come next. Why? Kennedy wrote the decision for the majority and we now have 4 points to measure marriage.
1. Individual autonomy – why isn’t marrying your sister or your mom or 4 other partners a persons idea of individual autonomy? Because the gays have said it is not? Because the gays think marrying your mom is sick? Please explain this one away you gay supporters of marriage why anyone cannot use this argument, and because you saying it is not, doesn’t that make you a bigot like you said about anyone not supporting your ideas?
2. Right to intimate association. I guess this is self explanatory. Intimate with anyone you choose should be okay, right?
3. Safeguarding children and families. Since gays cannot produce children this argument goes for anyone too, right?
4. Marriage as a foundation of American social order. Call it marriage and it passes this too.
Slippery slope? Gays said no. You decide!
 June 23, 2015 at 5:36pm
tHE GAY PRIDE LEADER SAYS“Don’t bother calling back. I’m very frustrated. I know y’all have a political agenda.”
I guess the gay pride people have no political agenda!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
equality isn't political, moron. What next? Black equality is political??
 June 23, 2015 at 5:31pm
The Al-Sharpton-wannabe says the young men causing violence in the community are killing people because they have “no other options” and “don’t know any better.”
“We want to make it very much known that the young people who are causing the violence in our community are not terrorists,” the activists said. “They are not urban terrorists, they are the products of bad urban policy.”
AND THAT URBAN POLICY BROUGHT TO DETROIT COMPLIMENTS OF DEMOCRATIC CONTROL/”LEADERS” FOR THE PAST …50 YEARS??!! Glad to see this wannabe all acknowledging it is the fault of the leftists!!
Also, why is the story very clear about the “reverend” being black but ignores that about the Police Chief? How about Blaze if you LEAVE OUT ALL REFERENCE TO COLOR IN EVERYONE and start something new. How about if ALL writers start referring to people who live in America as “Americans” as opposed to the “Black Reverend” or the black this or that. All of this black, white, red, brown does nothing to help America in fact, it plays into Obama’s hands!! TAKE THE COLOR OUT OF IT AND MAKE THIS ABOUT AMERICANS ONLY!!
June 17, 2015 at 8:44pm
Exactly Bikkiboo! IF the police officer pulled you over and walked up to your car and began beating you , you have the right to defend yourself against UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE but NEVER do you have the right to resist an arrest, unlawful or lawful, if done peaceably and without excessive force.
People are posting how you can killl a police officer if he arrests you unlawfully. THAT IS WRONG!! You can defend yourself, to the point of killing, ONLY IF THE POLICE OFFICER IS USING EXCESSIVE FORCE! Do NOT listen to these wanna-be-lawyers who give out this terrible advice!
June 17, 2015 at 8:40pm
No, you CANNOT resist an unlawful arrest!! You can resist UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE! If you are arrested unlawfully you have no right to resist if it is done peaceably and without excessive force! Do NOT EVER RESIST an arrest, unlawful or lawful!! If the cop is beating you to arrest you and you have done nothing to deserve the beating you can defend against the UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE (called self defense) but NOT the unlawful arrest.
June 17, 2015 at 8:36pm
I probably did a bad job explaining why the poster called “EnoughoftheCrazyPeople” is giving extremely bad advice about it being ok to resist an unlawful arrest to the point of “taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” The cases he/she cites do NOT say it is ok to take an officers life for an unlawful arrest. In fact, that is completely wrong!
You have the right to defend against UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE. A person CANNOT RESIST AN UNLAWFUL ARREST IF DONE PEACEABLY AND WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FORCE!
To sum it up, if a police officer arrests you unlawfully you CANNOT RESIST the unlawful arrest. BUT the unlawful arrest MUST be done WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FORCE. It is the excessive force one can defend himself/herself from NOT the unlawful arrest. Like in the case he cited, the person was struck from behind with a billy club and then shot at all done BEFORE he was even told he was under arrest. He had a right to shoot back because of the excessive force (had he not used self defense the court said the cop would have killed him and this force, used by the cop, was excessive because cops have no right to shoot you and club you if you have done nothing to warrant the excessive force).
So, do NOT take EnoughoftheCrazyPeople’s “advice” because not only is it bad advice, it is flat out WRONG!
 June 16, 2015 at 9:01pm
First, you are giving really BAD advice!! The case is “Bad ElK v. United States, 177 U.S. 529 (1900). Secondly, this case is no longer considered good law in much of the country since it has been superseded by statutes. In fact, there are some statutes that prohibit resisting arrest even if unlawful. Which leads me to my third point.
You say Plummer gives a person the right to “resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” This is WRONG and you are spreading a falsehood!! Plummer holds a police officer is allowed to use force, but only that force that is necessary and a person can resist arrest only if the police is using excessive force. It does not give you the right to resist an “unlawful arrest.” Plummer had a right to defend himself against EXCESSIVE FORCE in that case. Plummer was attacked from behind by a police officer with a billy club and then shot at BEFORE HE WAS EVER TOLD HE WAS UNDER ARREST. He did NOT resist!! That was NOT the reason this happened! The court gave him a right to self defense because the force used was excessive. Clubbing someone from behind without warning and then shooting at them when they had done NOTHING to resist arrest is the point; this was excessive.
You can defend against an officer’s unlawful use of force, YOU MAY NOT RESIST AN UNLAWFUL ARREST being MADE PEACEABLY and WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FORCE.
Your ADVICE IS WRONG!!
 June 16, 2015 at 8:24pm
Interesting, I saw some police officers trying to stop some kids from fighting. As they separate the kids, I see the black kids fighting back, screaming at thew police and not listening to them. Then I see a black teen male become involved by trying to pull the police officer away from one of the combatants and I see one white teen male HELPING the police by holding one of the combatants.
I guess this explains what was meant by this: “One of the women arrested in the incident is also alleging that race may have played a factor in how officers responded.” YES, she is right!! It was the BLACK GIRL using the RACE CARD thinking she could get away with ignoring the law and fighting with a WHITE police officer. Yep, it was a race issue all right except it was her trying to get away with something because of HER race!
 June 16, 2015 at 8:08pm
“One of the women arrested in the incident is also alleging that race may have played a factor in how officers responded.”
I guess she is saying being black gives her the right to to ignore orders from a white cop . So yes, she is right; being from the black race does not give her the right to break the law and ignore orders from a white cop!! When that happens, she will be arrested. So, it was HER using HER RACE CARD that got her arrested!!
 June 16, 2015 at 7:59pm
Yeah, that’s what we need, someone with a good speech writer!! I LOVED what he said!! It is refreshing. We SHOULD get oil from Iraq for next to nothing after we liberated them!! Instead, we let Iraq screw us??!! That is your idea of fair? Iraq should have thanked us with cheap oil and at the same time they could use those funds to rebuild. No, instead WE give THEM money AND goods after saving them??!! I agree with Donald!! Why is he a joke? Because he knows how to make money? Because he is arrogant? He is more like George Washington than anyone else so far!! he said he “loves what he does but wants to see America great again.” THIS is what we need!! Not someone who wants to make it into a socialist country with a huge gov’t. THAT is your choice!! A entire bunch of POLITICIANS that have lied to us over and over and a few RINOs that are as bad as Obama because they lied to us about getting rid of Obamacare and stopping Obama’s illegal immigration and when they had several chances THEY LOST ALL OF THEIR SPINES!!
You keep voting for what we KNOW will be more of the same. i will GLADLY give Donald a try because he is clearly a better “joke” than the other options we have!!
 June 16, 2015 at 7:51pm
And that is unfortunate you feel he has no chance! That means people would rather elect a politician that has lied to us for years if not decades, rather elect someone who is openly dishonest, elect someone that should be prosecuted for many crimes and elect someone who will continue to take away our liberties, etc etc. Our country IS screwed if someone like Trump is looked at as a joke and a politician is looked at as a statesmen or woman…sad, really sad
 June 16, 2015 at 7:47pm
Now sit back and watch the politicians tell us how Donald has no experience and he has no idea about foreign policy, he has never lead an army etc etc etc. ANYTHING they say is wrong about Donald could be said about Obama yet the politicians will not have a clue they look like hypocrites yet again.
I WILL vote for Donald over just about any politician running. Donald will not be bought, will not care what people say about him and I think will do everything he can to make us powerful and respected again! I LIKE THE IDEA OF PRESIDENT TRUMP!!
 June 16, 2015 at 7:42pm
HOW CAN HE SIT THERE AND NOT BE LAUGHING HIS A** OFF??!! Dr. Savage said it best several years ago when he titled his book “LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.” The leftists are showing us more and more how true that is!!
June 4, 2015 at 10:48pm
Ahhh, another brave leftist!! I’ll bet you were one on the left who told Christians to “get over it, its freedom of speech and it is art” when so called artists were putting crucifixes in jars of urine. Oh, then, the left was gleefully ridiculing the Christian religions and calling it art and protected speech. Then, hateful speech was considered just fine but of course leftists knew Christians would never murder them for this speech. Christians voiced their displeasure but that is what one does in a free society; you voice your displeasure with something you do not agree with.
But, leftists ONLY agree with that when they are the ones ridiculing and being so “brave.” When it comes to Mohammed, OH NO!!! YOU CAN”T DO THAT!! And you blame the artist or the event organizer for muslims wanting to murder her because she ‘doesn’t care who she offends.” WOW!! I don’t remember the leftists condemning those artists ridiculing Christians and offending them. Of Course not!! Christians don’t behead you so you can be soooooo brave and call it art and freedom of speech!
I am sure you are from the family of earth shoe wearers who used to chant “BETTER RED THAN DEAD” and quaked in your earth shoes over communism being ridiculed. Now, your chant is “ISLAM, THE RELIGION OF PEACE.” and you are still wearing your earth shoes and still s**tting in your pants when those who hate our freedoms are poked and told we will not submit to your 5th century ways!!
 June 4, 2015 at 10:37pm
Ahhh, another “brave” leftist!! Condemning an American for producing art. I’ll bet you are one of those brave leftists who told Christians to “get over it, it is art and is protected by freedom of speech” when the left applauded artists for putting crucifixes in jars of urine. But Christians voiced their displeasure over it and said it was hateful to do this but the left were SO BRAVE then. Because they knew Christians would not cut their heads off so they could act tough!!
It is really disgusting to see Americans condemn another American for holding a drawing contest and say it is wrong and side with animals who will cut off their head for making a drawing. Yet, you so easily mock and ridicule Christians, Jews, Catholics for their beliefs and think it is great to see their religions and their God ridiculed.
I am sure you come from a family that quaked in their earth shoes during the cold war and were mad when communism was ridiculed. Your chant then, BETTER RED THAN DEAD!” Back then, most everyone ignored your kind and realized there was some mental disorder.
Now, the leftists chant is “ISLAM, THE RELIGION OF PEACE.” Leftists still exhibit the same mental disorder but now the loonies are running the media and the govt so it is ok for you all to act so brave around Christians. But you still are quaking in your earth shoes, this time it is the muslims you will do anything to appease. Including turning on your own citizens!
 June 4, 2015 at 10:25pm
It is just like when USSR was a big threat, the left were upset that anyone would dare offend a communist!! But back then, those on the left were just ignored and most people realized they were people with a mental disorder. There chant back then was “Better red than dead!”
Now, we have these loonies running the media and government and their chant now is “Islam, the religion of peace.” Those with logic,morality and common sense still know those on the left have a mental disorder.
The fear was there when USSR was around and they are still s**tting in their pants today!! They are cowards at heart and act big and tough when they are applauding someone putting a cross in a jar of urine and calling it art. THEN, it is free speech because they KNOW Christians will not murder them. Christians will only use their voices to show their displeasure so the leftists can tell them to “shut up and get over it.”
BUT when someone draws a cartoon of Mohammed? The leftists are quaking in their earth shoes and condemning this art and now demand laws to stop it because “freedom of speech does not protect hate speech” (unless it is the leftists making hateful art against Christians).
 June 4, 2015 at 9:57pm
I guess I am missing the irony here. Because a man was beat up for wearing women’s clothing and then he put together pictures of WW II heroes somehow makes what the FB poster said the first time wrong?
Because a cross dresser looked at a bunch of WW II pictures and made a compilation of them does not make the cross dresser or Bruce Jenner heroes. I guess it went way over my head. I see a picture of two brave men from WW II and their actions were heroic! Cross dresser compiling these pictures? Not so heroic. Bruce Jenner pretending to be a woman? Silly and delusional.
It made him understand how unfair it was to beat up on someone for such a personal and non-harmful characteristic.
The “cross dresser”, who was beaten nearly to death by a couple drunk thugs and now suffers brain damage has created and entire town in miniature as part of his therapy. The picture used in the FB post in question is a photo of one of the miniature displays.
It doesn’t change the meaning of the original post. The irony is that the picture used to display what “True Heroism” is is a fake created by someone who is in a similar situation as Jenner.
The fact that Mr. Coffey figured this out and had an epiphany in compassion is the real story. While I would not call anything he said hateful, he was surely disparaging of Jenner’s problems and has realized that that attitude helps no one.
I, for one just wish the media would leave Bruce/Caitlyn, whoever out of the spot light and concentrate on the real issues of the day.
 June 3, 2015 at 7:13pm
My brother was a career fighter pilot (retired full bird) in the Air Force and during his career he flew F-4s, F-16 C/Gs, F-16 A/Bs, F-16 C/Ds and of course the T-38. In one incident, his nose gear would not lower and nothing he did could snap it out. When an aircraft experiences a problem and none of the “fixes” in the checklist work, the pilot can ask the Supervisor of Flying (SOF) to get on the phone with the manufacturer to see if they have any ideas. In this case, an engineer at Lockheed recommended he trying going from negative to positive G forces. My brother went from -1.1 Gs to +3.7 Gs but this did not help in opening the front gear door. Now THAT is a wild ride!! I personally cannot imagine how that would feel.
When he retired I asked him if he was interested in flying commercial airliners. His response was “would you want to go from driving a Ferrari everyday to driving a 20 year old station wagon if you did not have to?” He said, to him, that was not flying he would be happy doing.