Baltimore is Detroit’s sister city in corruption and crime. Only difference is that the bad guys are better shots in
Baltimore, check out the stats.
 August 7, 2015 at 11:11pm
This takes “entitlement society” to a whole new level.
 August 7, 2015 at 10:06pm
I would not vote for Mr. Trump since there are more gifted candidates. However, Mr. Beck and Trump bashers are off base when they focus on his delivery style. Mr. Trump is well aware that he most likely would not win the GOP nomination, let alone the presidency. He is in it to keep the the GOP establishment honest. He knows the players and fears the eventual anointing of Jeb Bush or other squishy type. Listen to Rudolf Guliani. Trump is a patriot and is spending his own capital in crusade like fashion. Pushing 70 years of age, he does not need the aggravation of the presidency. He is providing flack cover for the likes of Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and others who the GOP establishment (and Dems) would like to smash. I have fought these battles at the grass roots levels for years. The nomination and electioneering process is rigged by both the GOP and the Dems. It takes someone with uncommon courage and gravitas to jump in and mix things up for the betterment of the process and the country. When he leaves the race (he will not run as an independent for obvious reasons), he will turn over his support and votes to a deserving non-establishment candidate like a Cruz. He is taking it on the chin intentionally to buy time and help set the stage for the others. He realizes that the process is being shortened (like elimination of the Iowa Straw Poll, etc.) and he is trying to keep the doors open. Mr. Trump is doing what he thinks is right and what he can do.
Pundits…that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee.
 August 7, 2015 at 9:39pm
Fox moderators for the 9:00 GOP last night were rank, petty, CNN/MSNBC-like. This was not a debate it was a TABLOID DEPOSITION. Viewers don’t want to see moderators back slapping each other as they do a crappy job. Real moderators are facilitators, not reality TV hyping types. Pre-debate work up included references to fireworks, controversy, etc., in a weak kneed effort to “create” newsworthy buzz. Pathetic performance and very disappointing. Fortunately the candidates did a reasonable job despite moderators’ obvious lack of professionalism, snarky comments, loaded and leading questions, and singling out of individual debate participants. Where does a person have to go these days for news and events? Hopefully Fox won’t slip further toward the levels of the other lame stream media outlets.
So you was looking for a pep rally and cheer leaders. I was looking for facts and tough questions. Too bad you didn't get what you wanted, but I did. I wanted to be able to glean information so I can make an informed decision. Last night was a start.
When the show started, I noticed a weird spirit in the air. The moderators seemed to be making wise cracks that were out of character for them, and out of place for such an occasion.
It became clear within a few minutes why that was. The "debate" was really a circus, and the clown-moderators were there to throw pies at presidential candidates their bosses feared and hated.
June 23, 2015 at 3:06pm
Song might be more like the Volga Boatman if certain types get their way.
Kind of an ignominious end for the poor little piece of history that wasn’t hurting anybody. In fact, the C-Flag may have even helped economics through tourism in the historical region.
Better than the violating the U.S.Constitution and confiscating the firearms of millions law abiding citizens, I suppose. Still, when will politicians keep rolling over for political correctness. Will this stop any more soft target killings? (Rhetorical question, answer is obviously NO).
Quite - there might be a Confederate Museum somewhere there and expect next they will try and close it. Stupid FOOLS...it's HISTORY and ya can't change it.
Hmmm...now that I think about it, just read where the Neanderthal has been linked to Whitey....so are they going to re-write that part of History?
Or make some connection to Kenya? Maybe?
That should really make the headlines....maybe before 2016 election??????
June 23, 2015 at 2:37pm
Forgot to add, this is the same guy who tried (maybe succeeded) to re-distribute Joe the Plumber’s wealth. This was a working’s man wealth incidentally. Given trillions in US debt — who pays? How about more working people wealth — sound familiar — it’s the “Big C” (,potentially violent and not biological cancer).
June 23, 2015 at 2:23pm
U.S. needs to start a new program: “Noses for Roses.”
Paying hostage takers stinks. Some president’s need to wake up and smell the roses. Caving to terrorists admits they won and is a sign of cowardice. Cowardice is always a losing proposition.
Looking at actions that speak louder than propaganda words, the president has established a track record (maybe no bodies yet, but ample shell casings all around):
1.) Not a free marketer, Rather a big central government authoritarian Leninist (the less philosophical brand of communist) masquerading as a Socialist.
2.) Authoritarian. Fascist in the mold of Benito Mussolini and Hugo Chavez.
3.) Islamist. Supports radical Muslim Brotherhood and other deadly Muslim extremist organizations that has actively lead to the downfall of several nations already. Wrote about his love for the religion in his book and appears to be playing it out more and more.
In short, the US has its first islamo-facist leninist leader — perhaps the first of this kind in the world given the unique construct. Is it suprising that he is OK with paying (funding) radical Muslim extremists, even if it will lead to a LOT more deaths than things like the Charlotte, SC tragedy — open season on the innocent and/or Christians.
Forgot to add, this is the same guy who tried (maybe succeeded) to re-distribute Joe the Plumber's wealth. This was a working's man wealth incidentally. Given trillions in US debt -- who pays? How about more working people wealth -- sound familiar -- it's the "Big C" (,potentially violent and not biological cancer).
June 23, 2015 at 2:08pm
 June 23, 2015 at 2:07pm
Bad trade agreement by bad people. Political interests, corporate interests, lack of bilateral trade negotiations, secretive documents not readily viewable by the public — how bad can it get? Mr. Trump may not be the next president, but he’s right on this one too.
 June 23, 2015 at 2:01pm
“First they take your guns, then they take your speech” — so said a survivor of the Stalin era.
 June 23, 2015 at 1:57pm
The U.S. is going to politically correct itself right into oblivion. Check that, “left” into oblivion.
The confederate flag wasn’t hurting anyone and may even been a help to tourism in the area steeped in tradition and history. I am from the North and have never had any problem with the confederate flying.
The civil war wasn’t just about slavery and the blacks, it concerned massive economics and desires for self governance.
America needs to stop flogging itself every time a media hyped event occurs. Look at Israel, they are dying daily, but stay focused and pick up the pieces and persevere.
"The civil war wasn’t just about slavery and the blacks, it concerned massive economics and desires for self governance."
Right- the economics of slavery and self-governance in order to preserve slavery. there is no need to rewrite history folks- history from the civil war era was very well documented by the people living at that time. Just read the southern state's declaration of war/secession- they seceded because of slavery- this is according to their own words.
Sure, Glenn – The history of the Civil War era WAS well documented – by people living in the NORTH, where they thought it was perfectly fair to require that Southern cotton growers sell their cotton to the Northern Textile mills at 27 cents per bale, when England was offering 46 cents per bale. Southern growers were only allowed to sell to higher bidders AFTER the Northern mills had rejected the cotton.
Southern documents of the time are hard to find (Something about a fire or 12,000...), but they DO exist. Do some true research; learn the facts, THEN tell us Southerners what that war was all about.
March 29, 2015 at 12:17am
Yep, hits on at least 91 of 92 categories. There has to be a joke or skit in here someplace. We can’t lose our humor in the face of mountainous B.S.
 March 29, 2015 at 12:14am
TSA is even in the streets. Hope you can drive fast.
 March 29, 2015 at 12:12am
Unbelievable but not surprising. Big Government gets bigger in so many different ways. Obviously bigger is not better, just bigger and and goofier as it expands amoeba-like in truly unproductive and stupid directions.
Scary is the thought that with every new law, regulation, control policy one more human freedom or right is extinguished. Please let us not follow the examples in Europe and communist countries!
 March 28, 2015 at 11:50pm
The Russians/Chinese (yes, Communists exist) and radical Muslims of the world would love to see the UNITED STates become un-united. There are domestic groups and foreign groups/funds contributing to “diversity” / divisiveness in the U.S. The trend is frightening and accelerating. The media says there is no “smoking gun” to be seen, but shell casings with finger prints litter the floor. What’s it going to take to wise up and step up and nip this bad stuff in the bud?
 March 28, 2015 at 11:26pm
LGBT (Lesbieans, Gays, Bi-sexuals, Transvestites) are entrenched among the multiple and growing number of specially protected “enumerated groups” pushed by the federal government. The LGBT minority is itself growing in numbers, loudness, and aggressive special interest activity, but is still a small fraction of the U.S.
Other studies have shown that the percentage of people identifying/associating themselves as LGBT in the U.S. is greater than other countries. An important question: WHY is the US self-reporting more LGBT than other countries on average? One good guess involves several drivers covering changing U.S. views, actions, laws/regulations, etc., and disproportionate media coverage/prompting. It’s akin to orchestrated LGBT trolling.
The trend in alarming, the 2014 Williams Institute study also suggests that as time passes and when considering age, LGBT propensity is accelerating. Roughly by Age Group:
60+ = 1-2% self report LGBT “association” in some shape/manner.
30-60 = 2-4%
18-29 = 3-5%
Again, WHY the trend?
How about aggressive LGBT + other special groups, government inspired “diversity,” the media push…as starters. IN/Pence is one more instance.
Good information, Thindime. This is what occurs to me. In the past, our institutions encouraged uniformity because it was believed to lend stability to society. We were all from similar backgrounds, we all got the same education, we all got married, had families. Mothers stayed at home & everybody went to church. Anyone who deviated from this was "different. " Now, "different" has gone beyond it's previous narrow confines & has become the norm. As Americans, what are our unifying factors today? Under what banner can we all stand? Even our borders are non- existent under this administration. We cannot even claim a sovereign geographical body.
I am NOT "anti- gay" or homophobic, yet it seems to me that we now live in a culture that ENCOURAGES deviance. Understand my meaning here. In the past, our institutions encouraged normative behavior that unified us. Now our DIFFERENCES are the focus.
As a Christian, I believe God wants me appreciate the humanity of every individual.
As an educated American, I believe we cannot survive as a nation if we are unable to somehow forcefully craft an image of who we are, distinct from every other country in the world.
I hold out hope- and pray- that FREEDOM remains, as our Founding Fathers intended, the bedrock for us all.
February 15, 2015 at 12:16am
Edit: The above reference to psychologists hired should read “inexperienced” — they are coming right of school to “evaluate” students on a broader, more in-depth scale.
February 15, 2015 at 12:06am
Thought police eventuality is already here and is rolling out at the Federal level and is simultaneously being pushed at the state level. Just compare federal policy (DHS, HHS, EPA, Dept Ed, etc.) and legislation to what is going on in the state legislatures. Classification and stereotyping algorithms and technology are merely tools of implementation.
As just one example, so-called “Anti-Bullying” bills pushing the Federal “enumerated groups,” social justice charades, etc., are everywhere. They promote anonymous/no-accuser tattling, restrict parental rights, force teachers to meet bullying/political correctness reporting quota, form new restrictive bureaucracies, push one-size fits all Common core, reduce local control of education, hire new young and experienced psychologists at record levels in K-12 schools, promote biased self-serving junk research, keep records on kids and send the information to permanent national databases, monitor and analyze student work and responses on the computer — sometimes even at home (no cyber-bullying or incorrectness allowed!).
All of this is truly frightening and it’s escalating as more web-like grid work is laid down to force poor federal programs and mandates into the states, school districts, and even community government. The activities are pervasive, well coordinated and timed, and overtly and covertly funded. It’s not hard to see, people just have to look. Grab a shovel and start digging.