I am glad to see this story. It’s important to not paint with a broad brush. Most news stories only focus on bad cop incidents, perceived or real.
 April 24, 2015 at 11:09am
I am a veteran who served under Ronald Reagan. George W. Bush was easily the best CiC since Reagan, and possibly, on some levels, greater than Reagan. His love, respect, and pride towards the men and women who serve and served in the armed forces of the United States of America is sincere, deep, and unwavering. I bet there are 500 more untold stories like this detailing personal connections W had with combat veterans while he was CiC and even beyond his time in office. Despite a number of politically philosophical differences I have with Bush’s choices while in office, he will always have my profound respect and sincere gratefulness for his conduct and interaction with the troops while CiC. I am confident that George W. Bush considers his role as Commander in Chief to be the greatest he ever attained.
Uh Oh...I sent their Mom's a note outlining what Isis was doing and how bad it was. I demanded that the note be returned with their Mom's signature and a threat to put that signed note in their permanent file if they continue.
Sorry. I probably screwed up your flower order. Maybe if I called and apologized...
 February 4, 2015 at 4:01pm
King Abdullah is the only trustworthy ally in the Mid East. In certain ways, more trustworthy than Israel, although I wholeheartedly support assisting Israel and allowing Israel the latitude to protect itself and it’s borders however they see fit.
My stepfather spent much time training Abdullah and members of the royal family security team back in the very early 90′s at Harvey Point when he was still prince Abdullah and they became friends. He has very pro-western values and sympathies. My stepfather and mother were invited to attend his coronation as King after his father passed away. He was in charge of the family security and Clinton would allow the CIA to train them as a means to bolster the diplomatic relationship with Jordan. Abdullah was a very down to earth guy, usually wearing just jeans, sneakers and a polo shirt. They would get burgers in Elizabeth City and no one would suspect he was royalty. He is very pro-western, but like his father, has the political savvy to maintain good diplomatic relationships with other regional governments including Israel. As King he sometimes goes incognito riding in cabs and asking the cabbies and riders about their thoughts on life in Jordan and how things are run there to get unfiltered feedback. He is a good man with a backbone that would make a far better president than our own current monarch.
 February 4, 2015 at 2:19pm
I just don’t see how weed helps here. Always made me feel paranoid. Ahem, I mean thats what I’ve heard…
Then don't use it, but if a vet feels like it helps, and a doctor agrees, let them have it. Pot is probably a lot less harmful overall than the antidepressants they push on these guys like Skittles.
If you have PTSD you're already probably paranoid.
Me, too. (makes me nervous and jerky)
That's why I drink wine only.
One thing about smoking MJ is that it seems to make oddball people feel / act / seem 'normal' and so-called normal people feel peculiar and act oddly.
they already give them too many pills to make them think its a cure for the pain issues. this is insane! giving them pot to ease thier pain in any form or use. whats wrong with these people in DC! some have ptsd and they already are in mental pain at times. good god! oh lets leave our vets just become numbing/ dumbing down humans! seems there is people from the 60s who are having flashbacks of being a hippie in the DC ARENA! common sense thrown all the way to hell to use! they need to show our vets more respect. My husband would not even consider to take pot for his issues anyway!
 February 4, 2015 at 10:45am
AMEN! I’m so tired of everyone calling him a SEAL, just because he says he was a SEAL. UDT was rarely exposed to combat the way SEALs or even regular infantry was in Vietnam.
February 2, 2015 at 4:30pm
It’s true that it is too easy to overlook the entirety of the game when so much was on the line for one bad play. The Patriots scored 14 unanswered points to put the Seahawks in the position to lose the game on that play. If they had held on to the 10 point lead they had built in the 3rd quarter, the interception wouldnt have mattered.
They only had one though. They had 3 downs, 1 time out. It was the right call
They had 50 seconds to run 3 run plays, and a time out remaining. A pass is what you do when you don't think you can score with the power run. NE was last in the league stopping goal line power runs, Seattle was 2nd in the league scoring with goal line power runs. Pete Carroll should have done his research in the 2 weeks prior to the game so he would know what to call regardless of the defensive formation on the goal line.
 February 2, 2015 at 4:11pm
Six times this season, the New England Patriots defense have faced opponents who had the ball on the 1 yard line where those teams chose to run the ball. Five of those 6 resulted in touchdowns. Not one of those teams had a running back like Lynch.
an aside: According to Chris Landry, a former coach in the NFL and a scout among other things who worked for Belicek during his time in Cleveland, spoke with some coaching staff he knows in New England who said they practiced their defense against that same play 10 times with the rookie, Butler in the lineup. All ten times they practiced it, Butler was burnt for a TD in practice. Looks like the 11th time was the charm.
Letting yourself be deceived by appearances is exactly the problem you should be watchful about.
 January 30, 2015 at 2:01pm
Also exactly who I thought of. Ben and his pot belly stove. That boy and his friends are salt of the earth.
January 27, 2015 at 9:26am
DAESH would give him the lead role in their latest production. The only difference between his film and the others that they have made, is that he’d personally script all of his anti-American rhetoric that he spouts just before the final scene instead of being forced to recite it by the jihadists.
 January 23, 2015 at 3:54pm
I have open carried many times in the Richmond, VA area, as well as some friends of mine. I live in Chesterfield suburbs. I worry about some idiot freaking out like this guy did or someone calling the police thinking they are gonna be robbed, so when I carry I am always cognizant of my surroundings as much as is possible and I try to present myself as courteously and friendly as is reasonably possible. The only reactions I have seen or heard is a comment like last week when the bag boy at the grocery store asked me “Is that a Glock?” “yeah, Glock 22″ “Cool.”.
I wear it for protection but also I hope that some folks will begin to realize that regular citizens just like their neighbors or friends carry firearms without incident or malicious intent, but to enhance their personal safety and safety of others.
 January 23, 2015 at 3:47pm
Indeed. On television in modern times, two kinds of people carry handguns: Cops or other types of law enforcement (on duty or off), and criminals. It pisses me off. I would love to see a movie or show where you occasionally see some civilian carrying a handgun and nothing happens. It’s just another guy or gal legally carrying, just like in real life.
 November 17, 2014 at 2:32pm
Why is this story in the “faith” category on The Blaze??
Because they want you to believe in Israel.
 November 13, 2014 at 9:03am
Recently, myself and another guy were disassembling, inspecting and reassembling air relief valves on a force sewer main. He was down in the vault that this particular valve was located. The concrete vault is about 10 ft. deep underground and approximately 8 ft. diameter and is round shaped. There is an isolation valve to prevent the valve from being under pressure while being worked on. After reassembling the valve, he went to open the isolation valve. This was his first time, and he accidentally opened the valve too fast and a seal at the top of the valve burst. He came out of that hole in 4 secs flat. He freaked and didnt think to close the valve. I realized that if that valve didnt get closed, the vault would fill and sewage would spill out everywhere including a nearby roadway. So I put on goggles, a jacket, put on the harness and climbed down into that raging s***storm to close that isolation valve. I’d much rather have jackhammered inside a cement truck instead.
No matter how you look at it, That is a Crappy job. :op
March 25, 2014 at 11:25am
Sadly, you are absolutely correct. It is likely going to get worse.
March 25, 2014 at 11:18am
never run with scissors.
March 25, 2014 at 10:35am
This is clearly the result of man made global warming.
March 17, 2014 at 12:09pm
How about last night’s episode of The Walking Dead? Wow, what an emotional juggernaut of an episode!
(and the smoking extra crispy walker scene was AWESOME)
Although I have no idea why there would be a zombie walk for the Purim celebration. I just learned of the holiday on Thursday while studying Esther at Bible Study. Did anyone know that it is one of the books of the Bible that doesnt have God speaking or communicating and does not mention Him during the entire book, although it is clear that faith was demonstrated as well as divine intervention.