When I was 11(1963) I lit up a 17 year old boy trying to crawl in my sister’s window. It tore up his face, I chased him outside and put another load of .410 birdshot in his backside. My father was in Korea and the punks were determined to “entertain my mother & sister. After that, they stopped creeping around the house.
My mother took me to Sears the next day and bought me a 12 gauge.
And they took the assault weapon to school. The lack of freedom is taking care of that.
How true. I can not remember the name of the story but the back ground was that the family moves across the US in a covered wagon, both parents were killed or died and the children went on. They were quite young. I think the oldest was fourteen. I remember a social worker who used to use this story to upset some of her fellow travelers in the child protection business.
Katzkiner - STANDING OVATION. One for your mom and Sears & Roebuck as well.
When I was 10 grandpa taught me how to carry a firearm, how to load & operate, and how to shoot flying things like ducks & geese that taste great in gumbo. Too many people teach their children to fear firearms & that is the problem.
Actually in the Old West, Wyatt Earp would take up your guns as you came into town....
My baby siting career started at 10. Same year that I shot my first deer with a gun I bought a year before.
When I was 13 I ran our store and took care of my brother and sisters for a week while my parents were visiting friends.
Today its against the law for parents to prepare their children to become parents, state controlled education is compulsory and it shows.
Today the oldest book on philosophies for living and governing is outlawed from public school libraries.
Today subject that teach morals, integrity and virtues are missing from compulsory education and it shows.
P8riot, I can tell you’re a good man, most likely a good ‘wingman’. I love your views and, believe me, I’m right with you! The times, they are a changin’ and people like you and me see life a little different than these sissyboys that are everywhere.
They’re more concerned about their new haircuts than they are about the Constitution. Pathetic, if you asked me.
Here’s a video that you might really like, it’s good ol’ Paul Harvey, Rest His Soul!:
It's legal in Missouri to be home alone and babysit at 10. It's also perfectly legal for a minor to have a gun.
Sadly, today's society has been trying to 'dumb down' our children. HISTORY has told us how YOUNG people like Thomas Jefferson was when doing all sorts of 'adult' things, like surveying etc..An 11 yr, was just in the news about going to save his dad when he felt 30 feet or so down a mountain. HE WAS WELL TRAINED....an 11 yr is not stupid, not is it too young to be home along, attending to a sibling. This stupid political correctness crap is doing just what it was designed to do....may the average citizen impotent to Life's challenges. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Bravo to parents and to this child who is a YOUNG adult..isn't that what parents are supposed to do..'raise responsible citizens'?? oh I forgot, no no the government wants robots.
September 3, 2015 at 6:50pm
Dang, your caught me! It’s just part of our Mormon plan to take over the world! ;)
oh please. I find it hard to believe you would be pushing Romney if he werent Mormon.
Dang, your caught me! It's just part of our Mormon plan to take over the world! ;)
 September 3, 2015 at 11:59am
Reminds me of Obama’s speech on Monday – truly hilarious.
” if we do nothing to keep the glaciers from melting faster, and oceans from rising faster, and forests from burning faster, and storms from growing stronger, we will condemn our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair,”
“Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields no longer growing. Indigenous peoples who can’t carry out traditions that stretch back millennia,” he said. “Entire industries of people who can’t practice their livelihoods. Desperate refugees seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own. Political disruptions that could trigger multiple conflicts around the globe.”
“So if we do nothing, temperatures in Alaska are projected to rise between six and 12 degrees by the end of the century, triggering more melting, more fires, more thawing of the permafrost, a negative feedback loop, a cycle–warming leading to more warming–that we do not want to be a part of,”
“So let me sum up. We know that human activity is changing the climate. That is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics if people are denying the facts of climate change. We can have a legitimate debate about how we are going to address this problem; we cannot deny the science,”
And THEY accuse Glenn Beck a “doomsday-sayer”! LOL
I guess 8 years isn't enough for the "waters to recede and the earth to heal." But he promised he would do it! Sure can't blame the Republicans. They haven't been able to stem much of what he has wanted to do the past 6.5 years.
seems to me they are going to use this info to their advantage. they are basically saying it was done by the people(if there were any)/animals living at that time so any people are to blame today and we can avoid this if we just listen to the politicians. How handy that they just discovered this.
Humankind does not affect the climate. Mother Nature does it all on her own and we suppose for good reason - to replenish the earth as the Bible says makes good sense to me.
We have climate cooling and evidence that the waters are NOT rising, the ice is melting in some spots and going hogwild in other parts. Only the ignorant, illiterate and Party people buy into false science. So many scientists??? already have been caught in lying about climate change. Never forget Mother Nature is in charge, not we and neither is the NEW WORLD ORDER and communists, but the ill-informed will believe anything if repeated enough. Since I am also a researcher, may the naysayers and climate warmers really know real warmth in Hell!
Barry has been watching too many movies. Needs to get back to work destroying this country.
Humankind does affect climate, and the bible is merely a work of poorly written fiction.
The concentration of greenhouse gases is rising because increased burning of fossil fuels since the start of the Industrial Age, about 250 years ago. You need a bit of knowlege about quantum physics to understand infrared radiation.
Ultrasecularlib. With all you insight and wisdom and understanding. Can you name one thing that is not now considered a greenhouse gas? I should add that water vapor, which is not man made, is considered a green house gas. Methane is also a green house gas though it natural. So I would have to theorize that humans are now considered a green house gas as we seemingly are natural as well. Would you not agree? Well of course you would. Your a smart man.
Some people have a hard time understanding the greatness of God; His Spirit fills His servant Pope Francis in a very special way. To most Catholics, this is not hard to grasp. God can do whatever He desires.
 September 1, 2015 at 10:29am
“The policy change is only temporary, though, as it applies to the Holy Year, known as Holy Year of Mercy, that runs from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016″
Uhhh… so there’s a limited time set by the Pope for forgiveness of certain sins?
Note to self – make sure to swing by the “year end sale” at the car dealership to take advantage of the limited-time sale – then swing by a church to take part in the limited-time repentance process – hurry, supplies are limited!
Perfect example of the apostasy from the original gospel and the need for a restoration of the truth.
Apparently you missed that whole explanation of the jubilee year in the bible? Leviticus 25:11
A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you; in it you shall neither sow, nor reap what grows of itself, nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. 12 for it is a jubilee, it shall be holy to you; you shall eat what it yields out of the field.
Its not all about the crops and the fruits, but the church still follows the concept of the Jubilee in many ways. Thus the opening of the Holy Door. Sorry to burst your bubble that the church follows such biblical ideas.
Amen Freunlaven, Amen.
Now... that was a stretch.
"Perfect example of the apostasy from the original gospel and the need for a restoration of the truth."
And you have the authority to declare it "apostasy" from ....?
 August 31, 2015 at 11:55am
In case anyone else was curious, here is a summary of the crime from another news source…
“Gordon’s daughter, 3-year-old Jamila Smith of Detroit, died of multiple blunt force injuries in September 2014, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to a spokesman with the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.”
I have a feeling that guy should stay in prison if he knows what’s good for him.
"I have a feeling that guy should stay IN SOLITARY in prison if he knows what's good for him".....spruced that up a little for ya.
 August 27, 2015 at 11:33am
What is up with how the men swing sticks in third-world countries? It looks like a little girl trying to case an enchantment with a princess wand. That is what happens when men don’t grow up with baseball.
I thought the shooter was white, but this slime went ahead and filmed himself murdering the two people, and posted it both to Facebook and Twitter. I wonder if the TV camera has a light on it, which would have make the murderer look white.
yup - didn't see that yet. Hard to dispute that!
p8riot - That's because it is not his picture, he is another scapegoat amongst countless scapegoats used through the stream of time, by the goats/Lucifer's agents.
The camera had a light, not enough ambient light there at 6:40 in the morning.
 August 26, 2015 at 10:40am
Good man, but hopefully he’s ready to have done to him what they did to Sheriff Joe Arpaio here in Phoenix. Drives the libs crazy that we keep re-electing him :)
I would love to see Trump give Joe Arpaio head of Homeland Security if Trump becomes president. Joe spoke at Trump's rally. It would be Arizona's loss but the U.S.'s gain. Love Joe.
August 26, 2015 at 9:35am
Nothing worse than the ‘drive-by’ down-vote. It’s the virtual equivalent to a “nuh-uh” response. At least engage in a friendly debate! I am not the type to personally offend for believing differently.
August 26, 2015 at 9:31am
My family has roots in Scotland as well, but not so nearly as recent. We immigrated here in the mid 1700′s. I recently found out I have ancestry that was at the Constitutional Convention! Pretty cool.
Anyhow, thanks for your perspective.
As for science, I embrace it. I see science as man’s study of the power of God. Thus, I don’t see why God could not have chosen to use a big bang or even a little bang to create the earth. :) I’m of the lot that also believes “seven days” in the Bible refers to seven creative periods… who knows how long each creative period actually was.
Funny enough, I also agree that the Bible as we have it today, could not have been translated 100% perfect. My religion has “articles of faith” summarizing our beliefs. Article of Faith #8 declares “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.”
However, I do have to disagree with you on one point. I for one believe the Bible to contain the word of God, and do not consider myself to thereby be “ignorant”. I hold a doctorate degree and am well versed in the things of the world. As an attorney, I am hardly unsophisticated. Frankly, the more I learn of the world, the more I see a divine heritage.
Nevertheless, this is the great thing about this country… the marketplace of ideas!
I would challenge you to give faith another chance.
@brotherhood – okay, we can disagree on the point you’re trying to make, but I’m glad we agree on the bigger point that we are saved only through Jesus Christ.
@bluebird – no, brotherhood knows that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka Mormon) – and therefore believe in a premortal existence.
I don’t see why anyone would doubt that we lived with our Father in Heaven prior to our mortal existence. Where then did we come from? Then why else would we call Him our Father in Heaven?
I believe the Bible when it tells us that we existed prior to coming to earth. Here’s a few examples.
God of the spirits of all flesh: Num. 16:22 (Num. 27:16)
all the sons of God shouted for joy: Job 38:7
the spirit shall return unto God who gave it: Eccl. 12:7
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee: Jer. 1:5
Lord … formeth the spirit of man within him: Zech. 12:1
who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind: John 9:2
poets have said, For we are also his offspring: Acts 17:28
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate: Rom. 8:29
chosen us in him before the foundation of the world: Eph. 1:4
subjection unto the Father of spirits: Heb. 12:9
angels which kept not their first estate: Jude 1:6
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon: Rev. 12:7
But either way, I’ll say again, that I’m glad we agree on the more important issue that we are saved only by Jesus Christ. :)
August 25, 2015 at 7:17pm
I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. :) But I respect that you are true to your family! Thanks for your service!
 August 25, 2015 at 7:11pm
“Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother.”
I take offense to the author implying that such is not the case.
I take offense that the author would imply that stay-at-home mothers are anything less than the most important and noble role in our society and in the eyes of God.
There is absolutely no question as to what is eternally more significant when choosing between raising children or having a career.
Putting a band-aid on a skinned knee of a child is far more meaningful than all the stocks traded in this world. Singing a lullaby to a sick child is far more meaningful than all the cars sold in this world. Teaching a child that they are loved unconditionally is far more meaningful than all the college social studies classes that have ever been taught. Soothing a baby is far more meaningful than all the Facebook posts combined.
EVERYTHING I have ever done in my service as a U.S. Marine, and now in my career as an attorney, shrinks in comparison to what my wife does everyday as a mother to our children.
One day, the titans of industry will bow at the feet of those who were “chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother”! Now THAT is ‘breathing fire’!
My thoughts exactly. And I'm not a mother nor have I ever had a biological clock. But I recognize the importance of it all. You should reply to her post with your post.
Amen, P8triot. Dead on as usual. Georgia mom is impugning the informed adult choice of many women when she attacks Anna as a victim of her own beliefs and values (she IS a victim, but of a philandering husband who betrayed those beliefs and values, not of the beliefs and values themselves), and her parents as maliciously neglectful oppressers of their daughter’s lost potential.
And yet, I bet you’d agree with me that even good, well-meaning Christians sometimes misapply a good principle. Yes, women who devote themselves to motherhood and rock the cradle are the true fire-breathers who rule the world, and will rule in the heavens as well. But a devoted mother and wife who has spent her youth getting as much education as she can, and serving others in a variety of professional and non-professional ways is better prepared for raising responsible, freedom-loving, right-choosing sons and daughters than one who assumes that “submission” to a future husband means she doesn’t have to worry about all that education and “public domain” stuff because he’ll take care of that.
Not sure what Anna’s preparation was, but being equally yoked, in my opinion, implies BOTH partners being as self-sufficient as they can individually be. Two independents becoming one inter-dependent, neither one dependent and one independent nor two co-dependents. Empowering women empowers wives to empower husbands and children, when done in this context.
 August 25, 2015 at 12:57pm
I’m sure the guy who painted it is laughing from above right now! :)
Just a paining. The one’s on my fridge from my kids are much more valuable.
You’re an idiot. Supporting the military is not “pro big federal government” – it’s pro-freedom. It’s pro-constitutional federal government.
Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution lists 17 separate powers that are granted to the Congress. Six of those powers deal exclusively with the national defense.
The Constitution requires the federal government to protect the nation. Article Four, Section Four states that the “United States shall guarantee to every State a republican form of government and shall protect each of them against invasion.” In other words, even if the federal government chose to exercise no other power, it must, under the Constitution, provide for the common defense.
P8RIOT, when the US Constitution was adopted were the founders afraid of a large standing army and was the federal government the size and and scope (comparatively) as it is now?
Did the USC call for the federal government to defend the actual States from attack or did it call for the federal government to go abroad in search of monsters to destroy?