The White House knew EVERY BIT of the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s desertion very early on.
Anyone who says otherwise is a fool or a traitor.
I am convinced now more than ever that Barrack Hussein Obama has but one goal: destroy America.
As for Bergdahl…perhaps we could arrange a little “reunion” with his former comrades. I’m quite sure they missed him a great deal, and would just love the chance to get reacquainted.
 March 27, 2015 at 9:26pm
Block Flash player. Solves a lot. Unbelievable the amount of garbage running when you visit The Blaze.
This site used to bring my machine to an absolute crawl, and cause it to massively overheat (MacBook Pro, BTW). Same thing at Daily Caller website, too.
March 27, 2015 at 8:11pm
Perhaps you should change your screen name to “liberalapologist.”
Of course, when you cite Wikipedia as a source, I dismiss you completely.
 March 27, 2015 at 8:08pm
Research what Gary Sinise already has done to support our military. THEN make your comment.
Normally, you would be right. In this case, you are not.
 March 16, 2015 at 4:21pm
You are, of course, referencing the Ford Pinto — which wasn’t introduced until 1971.
 March 11, 2015 at 10:01pm
Two days and Troy Landry will have that place gator-free.
March 5, 2015 at 9:04pm
Seriously? OK, first, not all Conservatives are overtly religious (or evangelical). Next, even believers can have a sense of humor!
Actually one of my favorite Carlin bits was a particularly off-color, vulgar joke about Marilyn Quayle.
March 5, 2015 at 8:57pm
I’ve been predicting for 25 years now that one day we will “mine” our landfills for raw materials. Can you imagine how much steel, aluminum, glass and plastic we could recover?
Our stockpile of “unnatural” resources is huge — and growing.
 March 2, 2015 at 8:20pm
As a writer, editor and now publisher with 30 years of experience I say without hesitation that The Blaze is edited by absolute amateurs. Sometimes it’s all I can do to read the stories. Don’t even get me started on the headlines…
Frankly, the amateurish copywriting and grotesquely inaccurate and/or sensational headlines are a big part of why I often skip this website for weeks at a time.
For grins, check the header about handshaking today (3/3).
It's “Do You This After Shaking Someone’s Hand?” WHAT?!?!?
February 20, 2015 at 10:09am
Please allow me to tell you a little story…
We have a place in Wooster, OH called Coccia’s Pizza. Third generation; awesome pies. The other night, just when this latest Arctic blast hit, my family and I decided that instead of cooking, we would treat ourselves a bit. After phoning for half an hour just to place our order, I arrived 10 minutes before they opened, to pick it up.
The parking lot was already packed, with people who also had called ahead. When they opened the doors at 5 p.m., I said to one of the folks traipsing in with me, “I wish I had a business where 50 people were waiting for me to open the doors.”
There’a a reason people buy Apple products, and are willing to wait in line to do so.
There’s also a reason people DON’T camp out for Windows products…
thank you for your story..
but it sounds as if you agree with my comment …at least in the spirit
of giving the choice between being the person BEHIND the cash register selling the shellacked fecal matter…..
or in your yarn the ” tasty Italian cuisine ”
and not in front of the cash register … waiting out in the dark,cold , the elements, exposed and appearing slightly odd, surrounded by others that are just as odd. if not down right foolish
…. to be know as ” the FIRST ”
Regardless how well crafted the shellacked fecal matter may be
or delicious the food may be . .
That's how the couple phrased it. I could make some snarky remark about leaving your keys in a running car and poor grammar, but I won't ;-)
@ohiowordguy: I was just thinking the same thing! I’m pretty sure you can’t use “had” and “drove” together. If the writer hadn’t inserted the word “had”, the sentence would have been fine, but since the writer did use “had”, “driven” should have been used instead of “drove.”
Good English is about as fleeting today as the guy's blue van.
 February 19, 2015 at 8:57pm
THANK YOU for your perspective. Incredibly well stated. I think you’re probably correct in every observation you made.
Best wishes to you and your family.
 February 19, 2015 at 8:50pm
I think you’re wrong. You can’t force friendships!
Sometimes, as much as parents try to explain that “everyone is different,” a child simply doesn’t bond with another child like we would hope.
Kids also may be uncomfortable with someone they don’t understand. If the boy is autistic, how does it manifest itself? Silence? Outbursts? It’s entirely possible that the other children aren’t comfortable around him and really don’t want to go to his party.
I’m not judging either way. Just trying to point out that I doubt very much that the parents said “no.” More than likely, at least a few of the parents tried to talk their child into going, but the child refused.
Again; I don’t care what the circumstances are, you can’t force friendship and it’s wrong to try. Regardless of the situation, receiving an invitation does not obligate the recipient to attend — or to explain nonattendance.
I can see your point. I do think that the parents could have at least said they cannot come, even if they didn't want to say why. That way the parents could have figured out some other way to celebrate their son's birthday.
No, you can't force friendship. But, it's never too early to teach civility, compassion and tolerance. My oldest son is autistic so I have some experience here. He can be hard to deal with. He's certainly hard to relate to. But, I thank God every day that my other children have had the experience of growing up with someone like him. They've learned that relationships are not just about what you yourself get out of the deal. They've learned to put the needs of others ahead of their own. They've learned to value those with profound differences. At best, I'm a mediocre dad. But when you see the character my children have developed from growing up with their older brother ...
These parents missed out on an excellent opportunity to teach and/or reinforce important virtues to their children.
 February 12, 2015 at 10:58pm
NOW who looks stupid, Barry?
February 3, 2015 at 10:41pm
“Plenty of people get arrested for not paying taxes.”
Really, Blaze? Name one. Just one.
Nonpayment of property taxes is a civil matter, NOT criminal. They take your house, not put you in jail.
Two words. Wesley. Snipes.
Three words actually: dumbass.
al capone, fat head al sharpton. yes yo can get arrested for not paying TAXES BUT THEY DON'T ENFORCE IT BECAUSE THEY WOULD LOSE
 January 29, 2015 at 11:11pm
You are mostly correct. See my post above. Consumer-based load management systems were pioneered in large part by Buckeye Power, Inc., a generation co-op owned by the electric co-ops in Ohio. I worked with these guys for years. GOOD, smart, dedicated people. This was not about “control;” it was about saving people money.
The original systems used radio signals. Today’s system is satellite based. Originally, most northern utilities were winter-peaking. With the widespread advent of central A/C units, most utility systems are summer peaking today.
All of this is voluntary, and historically it was a very successful program. It definitely was tied to incentives for co-op member-owners. In Ohio, a lot of co-ops actually gave away free water heaters and/or offered reduced rates for many, many years.
This had nothing to do with “smart” meters. It was designed to keep wholesale power rates lower, and reduce the need for new generating capacity.
Smart metering is probably mostly about control. It doesn’t at all appear to be voluntary. My guess is they want to level out load by interrupting power WITHOUT the consumer’s consent.
A HUGE part of our nation’s success is having a reliable source of power. Mini-blackouts, brownouts, etc. in the name of “climate change” is what this probably is about. If the left/libs have their way, this will go a long way to turning our cities into third-world style areas. And, as always, follow the money.
 January 29, 2015 at 10:42pm
I spent 15 years in the electric utility industry. Specifically, I worked in the cooperative field. Nearly 1,000 member-owned electric co-ops serve wide swaths of the USA’s land mass. I worked at both a statewide organization and a local utility.
Our organization pioneered VOLUNTARY load-management programs that began more than 40 years ago. The idea (without getting into complex billing explanations) was this: At key times, power to water heaters was interrupted on a very short-term basis. Read: minutes. Later, a smaller number of systems controlled central A/C systems. Again, this was 100 percent voluntary, and it saved consumers a lot of money over the years (mostly in indirect costs by avoiding higher wholesale power costs and additional large-scale generating capacity).
But…I’m not sure I see the need for smart meters. The City of Naperville claims smart meters will, “increase reliability, reduce operating costs, improve efficiency and reduce waste.” That’s mostly BS.
Mechanical meters are very accurate. Most “high bill” complaints where the meter was tested resulted in finding the meter actually ran slow! As far as improving efficiency and reducing waste? Sorry; not without grid-tied smart appliances that have limited time usage windows. (See where this is going?)
If utilities want to reduce meter-reading costs they should take a page from electric co-ops: have the consumer read and report their meter reading. It’s a system that has worked for 75 years.