I well understand the senator’s sentiments. However, what he personally would do to Suspect #2 behind closed doors to “save even one life” is not the point. We have a Constitution that provides EVERY citizen with due process and protects all of us from cruel and unusual punishment. PERIOD. If you ignore the Constitution in order to torture this jerk into giving up info, you set a precedent that will eventually lead to the destruction of the Constitution and all of its protections. Anytime you think you want govt to exercise such significant power as to torture any of us as part of due process, stop and ask yourself how you would feel if that power were in the hands of tyrant or someone who looked upon YOU, or all of us, with the same contempt and suspicion with which we view Suspect #2.
Advocating that our due process include torture is the same as advocating disrespect for the Constitution. It comes down to this: Either you trust in the wisdom of our founders and respect the Constitution, or you don’t. No govt entity should be empowered to torture any of us for any reason. What hangs in the balance is not that one life that might be saved, it is those millions of lives that will be lost to tyranny if our Constitution falls.
March 27, 2013 at 8:02pm
Uh oh. Now what do good liberal “educators” do with this info? They most certainly will want to degrade Christianity by using this in their sex ed classes for little kids, but how to do it without “talking religion” in the classroom? What a dilemma!
March 27, 2013 at 7:45pm
Ben Carson is a man of greatness. Greatness in intelligence, in reason, in perseverance, in humility, in accomplishment, in humor, in character, and in statesmanship.
Obama, even after 5 years of OJT, living in the lap of the history of the greatest nation on earth, with easy access to original copies of the writings of all the great people in history and to all the great thinkers of our time, has not progressed one iota toward becoming the man he claimed to be. And he never will. He is all form and no substance, a creature made of the empty promises of Progressivism who lacks the moral courage to change himself. Hence, his never-ending determination to change everyone around him, including our entire nation and its history.
It took only a split second glance for many of us to see who Obama really is and what he is made of. He came into focus for many other people only when they had the opportunity to compare him to the intelligent, accomplished Dr. Carson who, unlike Obama, truly is a unique and great man.
Now even many of the holdout Obamazombies are starting to see the truth about him, finally, so the Left is stepping up their attack on Conservatives. They hate Dr. Carson because he is proof that American Blacks are as fully capable as any other race and don’t need, or want, the infantilizing, povertizing “support” the Left prides itself on providing.
More and more people are buying less and less of what the Left is selling.
March 17, 2013 at 4:26pm
“Spokesthing.” Best description yet of Carney. Thanks Cavallo.
@ Exrepub, and @Sendthemeteors, both of your comments reveal inability to make critical distinctions when examining an issue.
Exrepub, the question wasn’t stupid. Obama blamed the secret service for ending the tours and THEY blamed the sequester. Nothing has changed about the sequester or the SS’s funding shortages, but now, suddenly, Obama says he’s going to “see what he can do” about resuming the tours for SOME citizens. If Obama can re-open the tours, that means the money to do so is available. Either there is no money and the SS was right, and the tours can’t be re-started, or there is money and Obama/SS were lying. You can’t have it both ways. Some of us who noticed this obvious disparity of the alleged “facts” want to know, ” Which is it?” That was the question Lee asked.
@ Sendthemeteors, we are not being overly “sensitive” here. The TV/radio personalities you mention are engaged in commercial activity and can do as they and their bosses please. They do not work for US. Miss Carney, as Obama’s “spokesthing” DOES work for us and owes Lee and us the courtesy of an informative, civil response.
His snotty attitude is inexcusable.
March 6, 2013 at 3:55pm
It doesn’t matter what Colmes says or if he’s a liar. He’s just a token, another liberal fool. It doesn’t matter if blowhard O’Reilly’s anger was real or faked. He’s a TV personality, not a policy maker, not a leader. He creates the ILLUSION that there is media “might” backing the cause of Constitutional America and that lulls us into thinking he is on “our” side, that we are not alone. That is disabling and dangerous.
Fighting Obama and the “transformation” has to be more than a spectator sport for ALL of us now. If we are sitting on the sidelines cheering O’Reilly, Hannity etc, we are wasting our time. Just as merely watching an exercise tape won’t lose the weight FOR you, merely watching the supposedly “not-liberal” Fox News won’t do anything to save America.
There really is a battle for the survival of Constitutional America going on, and it is NOT in front of the TV. The fight is not only elsewhere, it is EVERYWHERE else.
The insurgent Left is advancing without resistance while we call ourselves patriots because we vent our outrage on blogs and watch Fox. The time for talk is over. It is time for action.
Start at the edges of the problem. Most people still have no idea what’s going on. They MUST be informed and recruited to help fight Obama and the NWO. Focus on creating awareness and building a local patriot network. Lead the local action! ANY little thing you do will accomplish much more than watching O’Reilly even on his bes
February 23, 2013 at 11:37am
Castration. Nuts. Gun-control nuts. Castrating gun-control nuts…. Great idea! Sure-fire (no pun intended) way to reduce the number of children who will ever be exposed to gun violence at school.
January 31, 2013 at 2:44pm
Uh, this is the first time I’ve seen “upspeak” in writing. What’s with all the question marks? I’m not sure I understand what you are really saying. Pls try again and use the questions marks only where you mean to ask a question. Thanks.
January 31, 2013 at 1:37pm
Thank you Mr. Ong; for choosing America, for respecting our laws, and for standing up for the Constitution. We native-born Americans also choose her, again, and again, every time we speak out in defense of the Constitution. We welcome you here, Sir.
January 30, 2013 at 3:57pm
The best evidence we have that law abiding gun owners do not need more regulation or govt control placed on them is that no one has shot Piers Morgan.
January 27, 2013 at 5:14pm
America is not a democracy where these idiots could demand gun control on the basis of their “majority rules” expectations. We are a Republic, and as such we need to concern ourselves with what our elected officials have to say about undermining the 2nd amendment with gun control laws. So vent here if you need to, but come Monday morning and every day after that, get your butts in gear and start phoning and emailing those you elected to represent you in Congress. Make sure that they remember that we EACH are born with the right bear arms and that it is their duty to uphold the Constitutional guarantee to that right that this govt exists to insure. Thus, if one person, or even a majority of people want to give up all or part of their right to bear arms, that’s their choice, but NO ONE has the right to give up YOURS for you!
It’s too bad these uneducated fools don’t realize that GOVT is the greatest threat to their children, and that our guns are for keeping govt from doing whatever they want with us.
The problem is, as we older people die off, who will be left to inform these fools about the Constitution and why it is so important? In another 15 years I’ll be gone and so will most boomers. Who will step up then against what surely by that time will be rampant tyranny?
January 27, 2013 at 4:35pm
The New Orleans gun seizures probably were an experiment so govt could observe how citizens would react. What do you think they learned? That we are a force to be reckoned with? No. They learned that they can get away with it.
What did we learn? We learned that the men and women we’ve hired to protect us and to uphold our Constitutional rights cannot be counted on to do the right thing. The officers in the New Orleans gun confiscation knew their orders were unlawful and unconstitutional, but they obeyed them anyway. And clearly, many of them enjoyed the power.
We learned the bitter truth that our peace officers and military WILL carry out illegal orders against us, the law abiding taxpayers who pay their salaries. We saw that officers were willing to draw down on innocents in order to steal those firearms, and from that we can safely infer they would’ve fired on anyone who resisted.
The N.O. officers had no way of knowing the degree of danger they were creating in the lives of those whose firearms they seized, and they didn’t care. We will never know how many people were injured or killed because the weapons they needed for self-defense had been seized.
We learned that when an officer shows up to seize our guns, no matter what uniform he wears, or which neighbor’s son, or church member’s or co-workers son he is, he is no different than any other intruder who means to injure or kill you and your family. Plan accordingly.
January 20, 2013 at 6:45pm
Send The Meteors, please spare us the b.s. about the NRA targeting Obama’s daughters. They did no such thing. No kids were hurt by that commercial, and maybe one day a few will be saved by it.
The NRA targeted OBAMA and rightly so. Can you think of another way to point out the double standard of Obama’s policies that will leave our kids without possibly life-saving armed protection even though his kids have it? I can’t. In their ad they simply highlighted the truth that Obama’s children and those of other politicians who want to disarm US enjoy the security of armed protection for their kids even as they seek to prevent the rest of us from having arms to protect ours.
Yes there is something very wrong and very ugly about this truth, but the point needed to be made and the NRA was courageous and clear headed enough to do it. So don’t kill the messenger.
We should all be calling “foul” on Obama’s unequal treatment of people on the basis of race, wealth, position in society and political utility. I am not a member of the NRA, but I applaud their courage to call Obama out on this. If he reacts as he usually does toward anyone who questions him or disagrees with him, the NRA leadership is in for an undeserved world of hurt at the hands of a man who should be above such bullying. I stand with the NRA and their support of the Constitution.
December 14, 2012 at 8:35pm
DAUH, maybe no one else here will say it but I will: Damn you to hell for your gratuitously callous comment.
December 14, 2012 at 8:17pm
Agreed. But I would add that we need to:
Instill self-repect and self-confidence in our kids instead of the obnoxious self-esteem favored by liberal educators which locks people into a false sense of security and self worth.
Teach kids that the most successful survival strategy is to recognize and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Of course, that means they have to really examine those around them and make the very judgements which the politically correct teachers tell them are “unfair” or “biased against others. Their survival depends on having good situational awareness, making judgements and acting to protect themselves.
Our ancestors knew that “huddle and hide” was a survival strategy only for young children and others unable to protect themselves, or for those in the most extreme situations. A better strategy is to plan ahead, learn to trust your instincts and make peace with the fact that you may have to defend yourself with lethal force.
Nowadays, one of the vilest things you can do in the eyes of Liberals is to survive an attack and either wound or kill your attacker. It’s insane.
Nevermind taking our country back. Take your kids back from the fools who are programming them to be victims in the name of “fairness.” And remove them from any school that is run by people too emasculated or stupid to understand that we live in dangerous times and that ALL teachers and staff should be armed and trained to defend the kids in their car
December 14, 2012 at 7:22pm
There was brief mention on the news that this young man had mental health issues. I can’t help but wonder if part of this horrific behavior was due to the side effects of psychotropic drugs.
December 13, 2012 at 6:59pm
Glenn, my heart is breaking for you and your family. As you read the comments here I hope you”re comforted by how we who love animals are joined in spirit and in our love for you as you face your separation from Victor. We who’ve loved an animal so profoundly that it grew our souls understand what you are going through.
I know I speak for others when I ask you to let us each carry a part of your pain. Let us hold you and Victor in prayer, so you can rest for a while. Know that we are there with you in spirit, that we know how deeply you hurt and how deeply you love your Victor, and what a great soul he is. As with all great stories of love, faith and devotion, Victor’s story inspires us and connects us to each other if only for a while.
We are all better for the way he lived his life and the way he helped you live and expand yours. From now on when I observe your patience, good character and compassion I will know that I am, in a way, seeing Victor, and that I too am a beneficiary of his time on earth with you.
The wrenching pain you feel now will ease once Victor has passed. Even in those first quiet moments without him you will feel his peace and the joy of his freedom just as you have sensed the feelings he had while in his earthly body, and you will know he is still there in the somewhere, only a single heartbeat away. Trust him to leave you now, Glenn. He knows the way home, and you, all of us, are only a step behind.
December 10, 2012 at 4:43pm
Why do people always compare the worst human beings to animals? I’ve never heard of any animal committing such atrocities at these monsters are doing. Not even those dogs that are bred to kill human beings (can’t remember the breed’s name) torture their “prey” first. No, these blobs of protoplasm are not human the way the rest of us are; nor are they animals. They are mindful about this torture, doing it for the pure pleasure of it. They are evil incarnate, torturing and killing for the pure enjoyment of it. This horror is found everywhere Islam has a foothold and no one does anything about it, not even our most wonderous UN. Obama’s tacit support of these monsters sickens me to my core.
December 5, 2012 at 12:17pm
Nothing against Cupp, but I really don’t see what’s so great about her either. However, her personal religious/political views (and looks) aren’t relevant here.
She tried to make the point that guns don’t kill abused women, their abusers do, but she didn’t exactly prevail in this important argument, and IMO came off as a bit adolescent in style.
She should’ve used more statistics instead of making vague responses like “very few” women are killed by guns in domestic disputes. She should’ve de-bunked the authority of the “12X greater” statistic, i.e. the Johns Hopkins Univ Center for Gun Control, as a biased source. And, if the panel still accepted that unreliable statistic, she should’ve pointed out that the 12X statistic assumes the gun is in the hands of the abuser. In the hands of abused women trained in self-defense, those same guns presumably could protect women 12X more often than in domestic abuse situations where there is no gun the victim can use to protect herself.
Cupp should know that critically thought out, logical and/or Constitutional views on any subject will always result in oppositional liberal spew of PC “statistics” to “prove” her wrong. Such questionable statistics are churned out daily by liberal think tanks, etc., in furtherance of the left’s socialist agenda. Happens every time. She should’ve been prepared with her own statistics to illuminate and support her position.
November 24, 2012 at 9:42am
UFFDA, thanks for reminding us of Obama’s secret “kill list” — the one he has deemed legal by appropriating for himself powers not granted to him by our Constitution. (Sort of like the Egytian president just did.) We blazers may all be on that list by now.
November 24, 2012 at 9:34am
This is utterly ridiculous. He simply vented thoughts/feelings shared by half the population. If that’s a threat then every aggravated person who ever said, “I’d like to wring her neck for …,” or “I could just kill her for..” is guilty of threatening someone. For you “young’uns” who can’t remember what real freedom is, try to understand that merely saying something unpleasant or thinking it, or having an ugly feeling that someone else doesn’t share is NOT a crime.
Some say that “..no one should ever makes threats against someone..” etc. I agree, from a moral standpoint, but I defend this cop’s right to speak his mind. Depriving someone of their God-given, constitutionally protected right to free speech is an actual illegal ACT committed against that person, and is far worse than someone merely voicing an ugly thought.
The police dept is a public agency that, in order to protect itself, must respond to such misplaced sentiments, criticism and politically correct scrutiny as this case generated; thus the investigation of this cop. But that doesn’t justify the casual discounting of his right to speak freely, and it doesn’t elevate PC opinion on morality to a place above the moral enlightenment that led our founding fathers to specifically recognize the right to free speech in our Constitution.
This case is another example of the extant DANGER we and our freedoms face due to the total absence of critical thinking skills in the majority of adult