We were taught the basics of flag code in elementary school. That was the late 60′s though. Probably hasn’t been taught in public school since Reagan was in office. In this case ignorance is actually a valid excuse. She was trying to be pro American in her display.
May 30, 2016 at 2:45pm
Looks like I will be voting Castle from the Constitution Party this time.
 March 21, 2016 at 7:55pm
Nah, not a hater, a healthy dose of skepticism is (dare I say it?) healthy. That said, it wouldn’t be the first time Mr Trump had engaged in off the cuff generosity. That is not why I oppose him. His record in other areas is why I don’t want to see him behind the Resolute desk.
 February 24, 2016 at 7:48pm
Yup, Trump is as establishment as they come. Made his career off buying both sides. This we want to encourage?
 February 4, 2016 at 7:15pm
Which, Joyful, if probably why we have yet to have anyone claim *They* changed their votes as a result.
February 4, 2016 at 6:55pm
I think I’d also take Carly, but Ms Palin is right out.
 February 2, 2016 at 3:17pm
“has not been able to pass a single thing during his time in the Senate” Y’know…these days, I’m beginning to think nothing passing through the halls of congress is a GOOD thing.
 July 12, 2015 at 10:25am
Nope, the shooter used birthday money his parents gave him, bought the weapon himself, from a gun store, and passed a background check he should have failed due to recent drug related charges. Please try to stay on the current version of the narrative.
 July 12, 2015 at 10:19am
Not quite true, ONE defected to the Republicans, Strom Thurmond. The rest that left eventually returned to the Democrat fold.
 July 6, 2015 at 8:23pm
Well, I’m not as bright as all that. It was a quote attributed to Cicero on one of the Total War: Rome 2 splash screens.
 July 6, 2015 at 6:42pm
si vis pacem, para bellum
 June 9, 2015 at 10:40pm
No. 2 Samuel 12: 13 to 23. David clearly expected to see his dead infant again after he had died and joined the Lord.
 April 19, 2015 at 9:39am
Fact is, feral and semi-feral cats are a menace to the songbird and small animal populations. This young woman did her community a service by culling it. Not so smart posting the picture.
NOT SOOO-SMART(?) ALLOWING YOUR FERIL BRATTS TO SEXT THEIR HOAR-CLOTHED BRATTS ON BUTTBOOK&TWERPER!!
I really Dont care about songbirds though? And small mammals are pests- you see what squirrels and chipmunks do to a house?!
There is NO EVIDENCE that cats - feral or otherwise - menace songbirds...and there IS no shortage of 'small animals' which are mainly mice, rats and shrews.
February 7, 2015 at 6:21pm
Here’s the thing, and it’s a tiny thing I know. Nowhere in the cited material does it specify “the original 13 states”. Just because the courts have allowed the violation of the document as written, does not legitimize the abuse. At some point, citizens have to demand that the government operate within it’s documented restrictions. Past lawlessness does not legitimize present lawlessness.
 February 5, 2015 at 5:37pm
Depleted uranium is not hard, it’s dense. I know the difference is lost on some, but basically it’s the difference between being hit by a nerf ball and a cannon ball of the same size and shape launched at the same velocity.
February 5, 2015 at 1:31pm
Running away is almost always exactly the wrong thing to do he confronted by an aggressive dog. They are chaser stock predators, running identifies you as prey. Running raises the odds of a bitten calf, thigh, ankle, or posterior astronomically, if they are not big enough to just outright tackle you by a leap to the mid back. Please don’t run.
 February 2, 2015 at 5:51pm
I *Have* to get a piece of this action. Hard to find anything more than a 200 meter safe zone here in SE Arkansas.
 February 2, 2015 at 4:04pm
LS, I’m a 5 foot 2 inch 160 pound 52 year old Marine Veteran. I have the good sense and grasp of tactics to understand that no level of training and experience is going to allow me to trade punches with a 6 foot something 200 plus pound 20 something year old intent on harming me or those I love. My German Shepherds even the scale somewhat, but, for a real force multiplier that will allow me to survive ill intent while protecting those I love (including the aforementioned GSDs), I need to resort to some form of weapon. A firearm is the preferred weapon of choice. Nothing quite says “Stuff just got real” than racking the slide on a shotgun. That alone will cause most situations to de-escalate in microseconds. If it does not cause the situation to calm, the fellow is probably at the point in his life that he needs some gunpowder assisted therapy.
This is as close as I could find. Looks like urban myth. Happens even on the side that holds factual truth and evidence in high regard occasionally. I’m guessing misinformed or mistaken rather than prevarication. Of course the story could just have been buried, but I try not to be of that conspiratorial bent mentally.
February 2, 2015 at 3:30pm
The purposes and conditions that allow the Federal Government to own land are clearly delineated. If the state legislature did not consent, and there is not forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings built there, they are unlawfully holding the land.
Enclave Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 8, clause 17 authorizes Congress to purchase, own and control land within the boundary of a state, it is very specific and limiting as to what type of lands the federal government can own and control within a given state. It also leaves no doubt that the state legislature has to relinquish control of those lands. The relevant portion of the Enclave clause reads:
Congress may exercise exclusive legislative “authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;”
I don’t know the specific history of federal land in Colorado, but if it’s anything like Nevada, then the federal government probably held title to unclaimed lands in the territory when it was purchased from Mexico as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Some sort of agreement regarding disposition and ceding of those unclaimed sections likely was part of the admission to statehood, which inhabitants of the territory voted for.
That only applies to the original 13 states. The Supreme Court has upheld the government's right to own land time and time again. Also, every western state has a clause in their constitutions ceding all the unincorporated land to the federal gov't. Bundy didn't have a legal leg to stand on, and either does this guy. At least they're trying to work with him.