We need to get rid of mail in ballots, making everyone that wishes to vote go to a polling place, prove their identity as a US citizen and then get their finger inked showing they voted (Just like they did in the first election in Iraq.)
The only time I did not vote was with a mail-in ballot. First you have to know where you will be about a week before the election. They send you a ballot, you take it to a Post Office and vote with the Post Master validating ID. Then, you return the ballot by mail. By the time I got the ballot, it was too late to return it on time. I was not a truck driver but my job made it hard to guess exactly where I would be in seven states. I guessed right and got the city right but the Post Office failed to return the ballot on time. I think it was 1984.
 November 24, 2015 at 11:23am
I disagree with one point. In a situation like this I think I’d want my gun at low ready, not still in the holster. What if the perp had a gun hidden on him and got free to pull it on someone? You’d already want to have your gun in hand. Now, if they subdued him and checked for weapons, I’d reholster knowing there was no possibility of deadly threat.
I also think it was dumb for the woman to be behind the criminal with gun drawn. I don’t think he had any idea she had pulled a weapon back there. It’s not much of a deterrent then.
November 24, 2015 at 11:13am
After looking at the video a few more times I can see why people may think she was firing in the air. You hear the gunshot after you see her gun rise, but that may be because it takes a bit for the sound to travel. Or maybe she was going to fire into him and then decided at the last second to pull her shot. At any rate, I still don’t consider it a necessary time to discharge a weapon. Nobody was in danger.
November 24, 2015 at 11:08am
I like to analyze situations like this to learn and determine how I should act if I was in a similar position, so here are my thoughts:
First, I would say that it’s not clear the woman was just trying to fire over his head. Further, it’s hard to tell what’s in the background, so I can’t say whether that was a “safe” shot or not. Regardless, I don’t think I would have taken it. Shooting someone in the back as they are fleeing isn’t something I’d do unless it was clear they were very dangerous and would be coming back. Also, having a gun pulled isn’t very useful unless they know you are there with a gun. It’s not a deterrent if they don’t know you have it pointed at them, so I’d move around to where he could see you have him covered. I WOULD have it at low ready just in case things turned dangerous, but it really looks like he wasn’t a threat to bodily harm, he was just a thief.
After looking at the video a few more times I can see why people may think she was firing in the air. You hear the gunshot after you see her gun rise, but that may be because it takes a bit for the sound to travel. Or maybe she was going to fire into him and then decided at the last second to pull her shot. At any rate, I still don't consider it a necessary time to discharge a weapon. Nobody was in danger.
"but it really looks like he wasn’t a threat to bodily harm, he was just a thief."
Exactly, no imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to you are someone else you don't shoot.
"hard to tell what’s in the background, so I can’t say whether that was a “safe” shot or not."
Well lets think about that for a moment. In the modern times are there really that many "safe backgrounds" left? Especially in the middle of a modern town or city? Especially in or near the parking lot of a major store?
I would say no.
 November 3, 2015 at 11:24pm
I’m here in Colorado too, and I completely agree. It’s making people completely stupid in this state, and some of them aren’t even smoking the pot, they are drooling over promised $$$$$.
 October 29, 2015 at 5:43pm
Meh. I didn’t get chills. Her singing sounds like her other songs, which is just OK.
October 18, 2015 at 11:36pm
When’s the next Gluttony Pride parade? How about the next Smoker Celebration?
 September 30, 2015 at 5:03pm
So, are you a Biology Denier?
 September 19, 2015 at 5:20pm
… and, as others have said, it’s being taught so that the parents can’t assist their children in teaching them, bringing even more reliance on government to “educate” the child.
 September 19, 2015 at 5:16pm
The problem is that the abstract mathematical concepts they are trying to teach aren’t appropriate for the ages they are teaching. They make it much harder than it needs to be for younger children to do simple math.
Male and female. Just as God created in Genesis 1:26-28
 March 5, 2015 at 12:09pm
His philosophy is similar to an axiom I’ve lived by for a long time: Never ask someone that works for you to do something you wouldn’t do yourself. Make sure they know that you are willing to do the very thing you are asking them to do.
 February 14, 2015 at 4:04pm
Yeah, I’d say the progressives will hate it because a human being stepped in and it didn’t take the government to help this kid get a job.
 February 10, 2015 at 1:46pm
@socialist you are incorrect as is that guy in the White House. He presumes to lecture Christians as if we have committed atrocities just like ISIS. And we haven’t. Anyone who thinks they are supposed to commit these atrocities in the name of Christ DOES NOT KNOW CHRIST. Period. Again, go back to what Christ and Muhammad taught.
 February 10, 2015 at 1:17pm
You didn’t ask that the first time. No, it’s not OK to commit atrocities in the name of Christianity, or in the name of Christ. Christ never taught to do that.
 February 10, 2015 at 12:44pm
Christians follow Christ and Muslims (Muhammadans) follow Muhammad. Compare and contrast the statements of Christ and Muhammad and you’ll see that the premise of your question is false.
You are not answering my question...
...is it acceptable to commit terrible acts in the name of Christianity?
You didn't ask that the first time. No, it's not OK to commit atrocities in the name of Christianity, or in the name of Christ. Christ never taught to do that.
Actually, that is what I asked the first time...
And good...then you are on the same page with the President on this one....
@socialist you are incorrect as is that guy in the White House. He presumes to lecture Christians as if we have committed atrocities just like ISIS. And we haven't. Anyone who thinks they are supposed to commit these atrocities in the name of Christ DOES NOT KNOW CHRIST. Period. Again, go back to what Christ and Muhammad taught.
My goodness...he never said that you committed hideous acts in the name of your religion...he said that there have been peope who have committed terrible acts in the name of Christ and Christianity.
Do you disagree with that statement?
January 31, 2015 at 11:53pm
Yes. At 2:48 in the video, she says he swung the club at her at 11th and Pike, 1 block away from this stop.
 January 31, 2015 at 11:49pm
At 2:48 in the video she says “It’s about you swinging the golf club at me at 11th and Pike.” I looked up Google Street view and this arrest took place at 12th and Pike. So she’s not claiming he swung the golf club at her during this stop. It also explains why she immediately pulled over when she saw him on the corner and the first thing she demands is that he drop the club.
The video starts with her turning south onto 12th from Pine, so we don’t see what happened at 11th and Pike.
The difference between 11th and 12th is a block. The video clearly shows the officer traveling much more than a block and even turning a corner. Are you saying the man teleported to a new location after swinging the golf club at the female officer and she had to travel several blocks to catch up with him?
Let's assume your right purely for the sake of argument. Does the perceived threat of a 69 year old man swinging a golf club from a block away warrant this reaction? Can you say God Complex?
Is it possible the man was swatting some litter out of the way, or maybe a fly or bug of some sort? Waving at another pedestrian? Hailing a cab? Indefensible.