My daughter is very conservative and very interested in politics and this election will be her first chance to vote. I told her I may not vote for Trump and she asked if that meant I was going to vote for Clinton.
I said “Candidate A is evil. Candidate B is more evil. Now go vote for a candidate who is not evil.”
She wasn’t sure what I meant and I said if you choose the lesser of two evils, you are still choosing evil.
May 3, 2016 at 6:38pm
Thank you, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.
Maybe you’re being facetious. But there are lots of people who call themselves Christians (I know you’re not one) who were taught in Sunday school that Galileo was killed by the Catholic Church. I see it every time Galileo’s name is mentioned.
 May 3, 2016 at 6:33pm
blinknight, I don’t know if you are just being ornery because you want to argue, or if you have a real reading comprehension issue.
You provided a link that says Galileo was found guilty of heresy for saying the heliocentric theory was a fact. That’s exactly what I said in my original post.
Maybe you misunderstood my point.
I disagreed with the part in parentheses that says Galileo turned out to be correct. He wasn’t correct, because the heliocentric theory at that time said that the sun was the center of the universe. We all know that not to be true and Galileo couldn’t prove it for obvious reasons.
There is nothing in my post that is incorrect.
 May 3, 2016 at 5:13pm
No, but I’d wear a chip in a ring to replace my keys and credit cards. Just as long as I could remove it when I wanted.
Let me guess, you have greater spiritual insight than the apostles, disciples, Apostolic fathers, the Church and the magesterium because you have a bible that they wrote, compiled and gave to you.
May 3, 2016 at 5:01pm
There are letters on your screen (under my name) arranged in such a manner that they say “…he was found guilty of heresy and sentenced to house arrest.”
If you think you have facts that are different you should probably keep them to yourself. Because they are actually opinions.
May 3, 2016 at 4:07pm
“…Galielo Galilei, who was jailed by church leaders for defending his heliocentric theory (which turned out to be correct).”
Not really. Galileo didn’t couldn’t prove the heliocentric theory but instead of saying it was a theory, he said it was a fact. Theologians didn’t want a layman telling them the bible wasn’t true. He was good friends with Pope Urban VIII who told him he could study and write papers on the subject as arguments for and against his theory, but not as fact.
For some reason, Galileo publicly mocked his friend by writing a satirical paper implying it was written by the pope. If he had stuck to science he wouldn’t have had a problem, but because he mocked the Pope and claimed a theory as fact (Galileo was wrong by the way, the Sun is not the center of the universe) he was found guilty of heresy and sentenced to house arrest.
Now bring on the people who say Galileo was tortured and killed.
And he was allowed to continue with his research. But in all fairness the Church was wrong as well, the Earth was also not the centre of the Universe.
That's an incredibly amusing white washed version of what happened with Galileo, but all we need to do is look up what he was indicted for to see how wrong it is.
Your fault, and that of the Catholic Church of that time, is that you are attempting to use poetry to discern science. The authors of Job, Proverbs, and Psalms are referencing characteristics of stability, and endurance, and not making claims that the Earth is the center of the universe, which is obviously not stated anywhere in the Bible.
He was killed for insisting the sun didn't revolve around the earth.
A very accurate summary of events. Unfortunately lies and spin have solidified into fact and most will not let the truth get in the way.
 May 3, 2016 at 1:46pm
He’s lucky they punch like girls.
May 3, 2016 at 1:23pm
That doesn’t make any sense. Can you explain that?
 May 3, 2016 at 1:05pm
The dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thess. 4:16–17)
I love the way she laughs when asked about his insults. He is a gadfly, no more and no less.
Current national polls shows Trump 2% greater than Hillary. As time passes Trump's lead will grow even larger.
that dynamic is shifting in Trump's favor.
And don't put it past the democrats to swap Hillary for someone less known and more charismatic. It wouldn't be the first time.
"Romney's going to win by a landslide!"
Oh, the polls have spoken.
Best we adhere to the polls since they have spoken.
Answer me this Polls Have Spoken, Trump can’t beat Hilary in the polls, but Cruz can’t beat Trump in the real polls (you know, the ones people actual get the vote…the first time) so how could HE beat Hilary?
He can’t, because the real polls have spoken.
SimpleI was going to give you a thumbs up until I read your comment again. I thought you said "As time passes Trumps HEAD will grow even larger"...sorry my mistake :-)
Sports Authority Goes Bankrupt.
14,500 Americans to lose their jobs.
Detroit Teachers go on STRIKE because they will not be paid for the summer.
Tell me again Trump cannot win.
"It's the Economy Stupid" and Trump will destroy Hillary with the "Economy" in the debates.
@proliance ---- Whoops. Rasmussen poll today shows Trump beating Hillary by 2 points. So I guess not "All the polls say so."
By the way, for those getting all or most of their news here at the Blaze ::: 95% of your brain is getting zero exercise. --- I don't believe Beck was talking about an intellectual fast.......... Or maybe he was.
True, but he loses to Bernie too..
In a normal election year Trump wouldn't have a chance, but this is a year of people being fed up with the standard politicians, as well as the democrats trying to nominate the worst candidate they could possibly put out there. Due to this Trump has a chance at victory, and polls (which i don't put much faith in matchup polling but some seem to) are currently swinging in his favor nationally against Hillary, which tells you how weak Hillary truly is.
Pretty much anyone but Jeb Bush could beat Hillary. Trump, whether you like him or hate him, has waged a campaign that is apparently what the public expect in this day. Whether he gets enough delegates to win outright or it goes to a fight on the floor is still up for grabs.
Have you seen the recent ones? Go to realclearpolitics and see daily.
I gave up on polls about the same time I gave up on broadcast news, weather scientists, and DC.
 May 2, 2016 at 6:35pm
Germany has at least one major memorial that I know of, a U-boat memorial for WWI and WWII vets. Small towns in Germany have their own small memorials to their war dead. They honor all dead, civilian and military, since unlike the US, virtually everyone in Germany was involved in the war. All Germans dodged bombs and gunfire. The war came directly to their doorsteps.
 May 2, 2016 at 6:16pm
The South seceded from the Union which was outlined in the Declaration of Independence as a right. Lincoln is the one who drafted an army and started the war, not the South.
Lincoln burdened the South with unfair taxes to help pay for the North’s industrialization. See the Morrill Tariff Act of 1861. It was a tariff of 40% on imports to the Southern States. No president would dream of trying to get away with that today.
Lincoln never said the war was to free slaves. It was to rejoin the Union so he could collect taxes from the richer South.
I spent the first half of 5th grade in Indiana, where I learned that the war was over slavery. I spent the second half of the 5th grade in another state where I learned it was all over states rights.
The truth is that it was both. Only simple minded people are going to choose a simple solution.
 May 1, 2016 at 5:14pm
And this is how you rewrite history to fit your agenda.
I would only add ..."so that you are destined to repeat it."
This place of "higher education" will replace the statue with a safe space....ie. Segregation
Isn't the glorification of traitors to the United States who were fighting to preserve the institution of slavery revisionist history?
This isn’t rewriting history. Now if we removed them from history books and classes then yes that’s rewriting history but removing monuments that give positive recognition to those who seceded isn’t.
Were you against the removal of the King George III statute in New York? Better yet, would you be okay with a statue of King George III or British officers in the American Revolutionary War being around?
We still learn about these people when we don’t have monuments and statues of them.
No, this is how you recognize and restore history. The rewriting occurred when bitter old southerners first started using monuments like this to disconnect the misguided valor of the ignorant chumps who fought for the Confederacy from the injustice of the cause they were used in the service of.
 May 1, 2016 at 3:07pm
LOL, maggiesway, you’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Here’s where you can download a copy of the Constitution. Please use it, because you seem one of those people who think the Constitution means whatever you want it to mean.
I spent my “gap year” in the Air Force earning my college tuition. That was back when the GI Bill was the Veteran’s Educational Assistance Program and you put in a maximum of $2700 and the govt. put in $5400. There was no “all expenses paid” like today. (I’m starting to sound like an old man. Now get off my lawn!)
If Bernie Sanders wants “free education” for his whiny delinquents I have the perfect person they can ask. Their recruiter.
Many kids still do that. My grandson is stationed in the Middle East and the Navy sends home stories about the kids on board. Many, many say they joined to be able to pay for a college education when they get. It's a very honorable way of literally 'earning' a degree.
 April 30, 2016 at 7:20pm
My brother is on the faculty of Mizzou.
He didn’t come to the family Thanksgiving dinner this past year, which would have been right after the Melissa Click incident. I come from a big family, and we split about 80-20 conservative to liberal. Obviously he’s a big liberal. He defended Click as a person on Facebook, but not her actions. Now he has to attend a class where he’s called a white supremacist.
I really wish he would get out of that environment and join the real world.