I’m glad the mayor was called out on this by someone with a bit of celebrity. Corruption should never be tolerated, but in this day & age it’s the soup du jour.
 July 21, 2015 at 12:03pm
Hah! That’s the first thing I thought of, Hand! Well, DUH! Then, “thank you, Captain Obvious.”
July 20, 2015 at 11:56am
Thanks for the insight, Blazing. There is always more to the story.
July 20, 2015 at 11:54am
What conservatives & progs usually debate is how O’s decisions will play out. Too many are clueless about the more immediate impact on the hearts and minds. I have liberal friends who think Obama, and the Pope, and Bernie Sanders — and SOCIALISM!!! are fantastic. They are anti-religion, anti-capitalist, anti-states’ rights, and, to a frightening degree, anti- traditional marriage and family. They haven’t a clue how dangerous this is. And they are so brain-washed by the media as to who conservatives really are.
The danger with Castro & Cuba is that Obama’s stupid olive branch immediately made Communism and Castro somehow acceptable. It will not help the Cuban people. It will not benefit the US population. There is nothing good about it.
Wait and see.
What I love about this is that it shows how totally natural it is to give birth. Most women could do this successfully if need be, in a car, no drugs, alone with dad. We would prefer to have professional medical facilities available, but it’s not a requirement. Go mama! You ROCK!
 July 16, 2015 at 2:19pm
This grandma finds her own choices in life difficult and questionable and sometimes downright bad. I am glad for my faith and His forgiveness, but I’m not about to speak to anybody else’s choices. My job is to love and follow God’s laws. His job is judgment.
That said, if it is possible to simply choose, willy-nilly, who you’re attracted to, and the society is okay with that — well, I’d have to say that can’t be good for civilization as a whole.
At the same time those old bachelor uncles or spinster aunts of the past never did us much harm.
So calm us down, Lord! It’s in your hands.
 July 15, 2015 at 11:22pm
No, Moderate. The point was not the”trick” question. Obama evaded the real question (why would he negotiate before securing release of prisoners?) to feign outrage at the use of the term “content” and spun it back as though Major were out of line.
I can’t accept that Barry is smarter than Major. I will concede that he is craftier than most and can slip and slide, dip and dodge better than just about anybody I’ve ever heard. He knew exactly what Major was asking. But Obama would never admit to what he did ,to us in this deal. Instead he ungraciously tries to make Garrett look foolish.
So frustrating to watch O do this again and again, believing he gets away with it when anyone paying attention sees him manipulate the simpletons with aplomb.
I’ve done research. There are plenty of ways to do it without trafficking of fetal body parts.
 July 14, 2015 at 7:12am
I liked Beckel. He was like your bad uncle.
 July 14, 2015 at 7:10am
I used to enjoy O’Reilly. Now I can’t bear it. Have I changed? Or did he? Fox in general seems much more sensationalized. Even Meaghan Kelly has disappointed me lately; we fast-forward through over-wrought segments. So I guess I’m hunkering down with you, servant!
 July 9, 2015 at 3:48pm
“Normal” people of any sexual orientation, when politely refused service, reply “Thanks anyway!” and go to another provider. If this is a big problem for this bakery, market forces will take care of the issue. People will vote with their dollars. The law should not have been involved in this in the first place.
Are you related to Archie Bunker? Discrimination is WRONG! Jesus NEVER discriminated against anyone. So how would baking a cake influence someone's faith? Jesus saved a WHORE, for crying out loud!
 June 27, 2015 at 4:08pm
Jacksonian, states give particular rights to heterosexual married people because marriage lends stability to society. I am not against extending particular marital benefits to same-sex couples, but I am interested in the arguments to be made against it before I would consider hetero- and homosexual marriage lawfully interchangeable.
In truth, the number of people actually affected by this ruling may be so infinitesimal that we may wonder what all the fuss was about. That is, the benefits to the few may far outweigh the detriment to the many.
However, my concern is this legal change, like no-fault divorce, will only further erode the traditional family. The effect could be more poverty, more psychological problems, more crimes & violence, as well as less mobility within the system. Earlier legislators were more concerned with a stable culture, and the culture was more concerned with perpetuating itself. Today we have the very weird situation where stability and morality have taken a backseat. Powers that be seem to believe they can control the populace with the profusion of laws. What a mistake.
In any case, I’d re-emphasize that my objection to the SCOTUS ruling is that it is not constitutional. I do not want to deny marital benefits to same-sex couples.
June 27, 2015 at 3:43pm
I am making a long-range prediction. Federal government will lose power when people (states) with shared interests unite in effective regions, somehow separating failing cities from the more productive areas. In, oh, 100 years maybe.
I’m all for the Convention of States, but it’s going to be a long battle, wresting power from those inside the beltway. We have no chance in hell as long as constitutionalists are misrepresented so egregiously in the media. Again, it is not that I would deny marital benefits to homosexuals, it is 1) not within the scope of the Scotus and 2) less constructive to a viable society than is the emphasis on heterosexual marriage.
Let those who desire life under such laws sink or swim with them. Leave our Constitution inviolate.
 June 27, 2015 at 3:26pm
I like what Gonzo says above & feel these latest decisions by the Supreme Court are worse than bad; they are evil. And for the reasons Scalia gives above, not because I am against same-sex marriage. I have dear friends who have suffered unfairly because they were denied privileges extended to hetero couples. I am glad for them to benefit from this ruling.
However, I am adamantly against the federal government’s imposition on a matter that is not of constitutional law. I am also distressed because so many find it impossible to believe dismay at this ruling is not a matter of bigotry on the part of conservatives/constitutionalists. Humans in general are extremely short-sighted, and this ruling shows me that these 5 judges have faith in neither the people nor the Grand Experiment. Little by little, we are losing our essential freedoms, giving our decision-making power over to those who have no skin in any citizen’s game. Congrats, libs. I hope you reap the benefits of the sword that cuts both ways. Or, as my dear old dad always said, “They give with one hand, and they TAKE with the other.” What we have lost in this ruling will far outweigh what the deserving think they have won.
June 23, 2015 at 7:46am
I used to watch hours of Fox- or at least have it on in the background. But now I can’t even watch Megyn. It is difficult to get the news, even surfing the web.
 June 18, 2015 at 1:59pm
Another aspect of this is – do you realize what a huge country we are? Do you realize the number of us who go about our daily lives in peace? Who are perfectly content with our neighbors? AND have guns?
I feel a little bad because at this point there is no way I could view anything Obama says favorably. He really does talk as though we are complete, illiterate idiots.
The Left wing MSM filters all of the ' news .' They don't report what normal, sane, law abiding , peace loving Americans do daily . The tend to filter the ' news ' as to push the agenda of the International Left and their local franchise, the Obama Administration .
 June 16, 2015 at 10:21pm
And if she chose to pretend to be black because of the benefits – which she may well have- it kind of shoots the whole racism thing in the foot. What a change from decades past, when a “colored woman” might try to pass for white!
 June 16, 2015 at 10:18pm
That’s not the issue, Lib. The issue is she lied about it.
And if she chose to pretend to be black because of the benefits - which she may well have- it kind of shoots the whole racism thing in the foot. What a change from decades past, when a "colored woman" might try to pass for white!
 June 13, 2015 at 9:43am
It really needs to be internal shame (God based) not external (other people shaming you.) Fat chance of that these days.