When you have parents who allow a 4-year-old kid to wander freely, no amount of “warning signs”, cautions or government regulations will prevent what happens. Had they done the same thing at the mall, you would be reading about a pedophile snatching the kid, a driver in the parking lot running him over or a wall of merchandise falling down on him.
 May 29, 2016 at 7:19pm
You forget two things here – 1) the gorilla is one member of an endangered species, and 2) the kid willfully entered its territory. While I understand the impetus to save the child’s life, I also have an issue with killing an animal that is acting like an animal whose territory has just been invaded. This was a situation that the zoo staff / administration was not prepared to deal with, and everyone and everything involved ended up losing.
 May 29, 2016 at 7:14pm
Or why not keep hold of a kid in an area that is potentially dangerous to him / her? And for God’s sake, why not video the whole event so you can post it on Fakebook instead of getting emergency personnel involved immediately? Good job, parents! Good job.
 May 29, 2016 at 7:06pm
What in the name of Sam Hill is an “unnecessary mistake.”? How many mistakes ARE necessary – especially in an alleged documentary or news story? Katie Couric regrets getting caught – as NBC personnel are so often wont to do – and getting called out on a national scale. Her blatant biases are no longer able to be hidden.
rose: I know two good examples. When Hillary said, "I'm going to cost a lot of coal miners their jobs', she misspoke. When she claimed to dodge sniper fire in Bosnia, she said "I misspoke." Then she cackled (both times).
May 29, 2016 at 1:14pm
What are the GDPs of any of those countries? How many technological innovations have come from Norway, Sweden or Denmark? And guess what – have you noticed that the immigration policies of the three Scandinavian countries you and Bernie tout so much are on par with Trump’s “no immigration none of the time” stance? They are – Norway has a policy that if you immigrate and can’t speak the language after 5 years, you get deported back to your home country. They don’t allow layabouts to sponge off their welfare system. If we had the same policies, California would be cleared out in a heartbeat, the cost of running multilingual educational programs would be eliminated and there would be no “press 2 for Spanish” on any telephone menu board. Maybe socialist countries DO have something to teach us.
 May 29, 2016 at 1:09pm
The left will blame it on fracking, which drove the price of oil down.
May 28, 2016 at 1:46pm
Political advantage or financial advantage? Think how much money Sanders has been raising – on and off the books. Obama is pretty easy to buy and may well be on the take from Sanders, whose ideology is right up Obama’s marxist alley. I can see Sanders bribing the O (or ValJar, who would do anything for a buck) to sideline Clinton, as he knows the super-PAC system is working against him.
 May 28, 2016 at 1:43pm
You mean the GWB who was a “stupid cowboy” fooled the smartest woman on the planet, Hillary KKKlinton? So, how dumb does that make HER? Still support Democrats? How dumb does that make YOU?
 May 28, 2016 at 1:37pm
” … what they actually do is never really that bad … . It’s always how they handle it,” Maher explained. So in Bill’s feeble mind, the lies, corrupt practices and anti-American activities are fine, but how Hillary tries to cover up for them is what creates the problem. Or maybe Trump has Hillary pegged accurately with his nickname, and the original behavior IS the problem. Maher and Harris-Perry just revealed more about themselves with their statements. And I wouldn’t do business with either one without getting paid up front and in full.
 May 28, 2016 at 1:33pm
Trump has it right here. The drought is another liberal-man-caused-disaster. The snow melt may have been limited for the past four years, but Cali’s water issues have been going on ever since the EPA, USDA and other government alphabet agencies decided that dams and streams were under their regulation. And of course, no good left-leaning Californian would ever consent to building a desalinization plant in THIER neighborhood, despite the vast coastline and access to nearly limitless ocean water that could accomodate much of the population and irrigate desert areas as happens in Israel.
Absolutely correct. The left not only creates problems, they exacerbate existing ones.
The drought is real.
They can divert 100% of the water in the rivers and it will still not be enough.
What Trump is doing is the same as when Obama was going around saying the sea levels will decrease
This is correct. As soon as we started getting rain this year, they started dumping water out of the reservoirs. Not allowing us to build dams started this issue, but it's very clear they're doing everything they can to make it worse.
I’ve lived in California for 59 years, and yes there has been a drought for a few years here but that has happened before. Just like anywhere, droughts, rain, snowfall variables, it’s called weather. The dams help control the water collection. The Delta Smelt are being used as a plan to eliminate the man controlled water in California.
Under Obama, the EPA now controls all the waterways in the nation and beyond using Agenda 21. The plan is to bring the US back to it’s ‘original’ state before man started diverting water. This includes removing all the dams in the country (sounds crazy but it's true!). Dams are absolutely essential in California for farming. Water is stored and then used during the drier years. Those ‘storage’ areas for Calif’s water is, QUIT LITERALLY being dumped into the sea!! I’ve witnessed it myself!
Here’s the official UN’s Agenda 21 map of the U.S. Calif is not the only place they’re pounding down. Wherever you live in the U.S., they’re coming for you too:
The EPA needs to be stopped!
Living in the outer edge of the city of Los Angeles, and having been in L.A. County for the past 60 years, one of the most upsetting issues is that of sanctuary city. IF, and I repeat if, we have been having a drought for the past 15 years or more, why in the world are we a sanctuary city inviting hundreds of thousands of illegals in to share what little water we have.
This is about the only area that I can agree with Trump. Because of the left's love of "delta smelt" and illegals, water is being held hostage. But I don't think Trump, or any other would-be president will be able to convince California to change her ways. (Oops, I hope the PC police don't bust me for the pronoun I've just used......lol)
Yup rosegrower, it's the politics of the land. The environmental wackos have a lock on government here and have for a long, long, time.
You are exactly right grower, and so is Trump. Btw.... uncle was a rose grower in Santa Barbara....... I have been yelling from the rooftops for 10 years now about the waste of the one valuable resource we get year after year after year whether it's 10 inches or 20 and it is amazing how many people in California are so ignorant to the facts.
As a landscape architect in Pasadena this effects me greatly as well as my clients unnecessarily.
In Pasadena alone still even with a low rainfall the last 4 years average is 20 inches per year and at 23 square miles that equates to a little over seven and a half billion gallons of water every year of which 70 to 75% of it goes right to the ocean now tabulate all those numbers with every other Urban City Los Angeles has 500 square miles this is massively INSANE
Agenda 21 or 22 or 2030? Whatever it is up to now.
The water issue in California is a drought. That is an environmental fact. What you speak of is a possible (minor) remedial solution, but that doesn't change the facts...
California is in a perpetual water crisis as long as I have been alive, and that's a long time. They have a very long term water crises and just because the have had some temporary rain relief, doesn't mean they have solved their water crisis.
Trump is absolutely right. Many government regulators and environmental groups said years ago that water would be used to control the people. I live in the pnw. We have had record rainfall in most of the last decade and yet the federal government claims we are in a drought. It is a lie.
The feds drain the reservoirs on purpose to claim lack of water. Another lie.
The only way this problem will be fixed is reduce funding to NOAA by 90% and restrict their authority to the oceans. Eliminate the EPA or reduce its funding by 95%. Eliminate the department of education. They pay universities to tell the lie with grant funding. That is not science. That is communist propagandist tactics.
I agree with trump. Lets make america great again.
We need to convince beck of of that. My candidate was also cruz. He lost. Lets move on.
Trump is working directly with the federalist society. That is good enough for me since the republican leaders despise them.
The environmentalists need to give it a rest for a DECADE.
GO AWAY for a decade and then see if there is a problem, but for now, the environmentalists ARE the problem. The environmentalists ARE the drought.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a fucking idiot you are. Guess what you stupid fuck, you can measure levels of rainfall. But let me guess, it's liberal propoganda right?
Yeah, desalinization, there you fucking go. Spoken by someone who truly has no concept of the science behind the process.
What the fuck would people have to gain by faking a drought?
More dumbassery from Trump and his stupid fucking supporters. Fucking lunatics.
 May 28, 2016 at 1:28pm
And the part about gang activity usually includes an interview with Mama that reads, “My boy was just turnin’ his life around.” And the banger will be described as an “honor student.”
May 28, 2016 at 1:25pm
Gotta be that rainbow one!
 May 26, 2016 at 6:37pm
Legislation doesn’t create jobs – entrepreneurs with ideas do. Legislation actually prevents job creation, as it protects those who have no drive to innovate or grow from competition. That’s why the stock market does well under Democrats – the large cap companies LOVE the fact that small caps and uber-small businesses have more hurdles to climb over, and the LC’s know they can pass along the cost of that legislation to the customers. Legislation restricts choice and options (can you say “Obamacare”?) and increases profits without materially adding value for the crony class.
 May 26, 2016 at 6:33pm
Many of Disney’s employees are also transient – college kids, snowbirds, etc. – so living in a hotel / motel makes more sense than buying a permanent residence in a resort town. As a whole Disney’s GDP is greater than the sum of that of the state of Vermont, so even tho’ Iger is a Hillary Clinton Dem, he has a point.
May 26, 2016 at 6:21pm
You may be factually correct, but who most vilified the Catholic church but Hollywood? When the same things were occurring in its back yard, Hollywood’s agendized programming (movies and television) made all seriously religious people out to be perverts, murderers, thieves, etc. The act of pedophilia isn’t partisan, but the protection of pedophiles (and other pervs) sure is.
 May 26, 2016 at 6:12pm
Funny that the native woman was more offended by Trump’s nickname for Warren rather than Warren’s lying about her affiliation to one of the tribes. We hear so much about “cultural appropriation” – Warren outright lied about being a native. Why not invite Elizabeth to live on one of the reservations, so she can really embrace her heritage? I’d love to see her in a single-wide living in the Four Corners region with the Navahoes.
 May 26, 2016 at 6:08pm
It takes an Asian reporter to ask the questions the American press corpse won’t. See why outsourcing is necessary?
 May 25, 2016 at 8:32pm
Um, James, the overwhelming violence and murders are happening largely in cities with Democrats as the elected officials. The reason there is “massive indifference” is because those same Dems don’t WANT you to notice – so murders are reclassified as much as possible as suicide, accidental death, etc. or just not reported on by the wishy-washies in the media who close ranks on their own. Just ask the new Dem mayor of Inpls if that isn’t so, or Mayor Rahm in Chicago. His efforts fell pretty flat as Chi-town’s murder rate has surpassed last year’s by a blue streak.
 May 25, 2016 at 8:26pm
@Mcsledge – it’s not that the kids will be joining unions. It’s that unions by and large use “minimum wage” as the basis for indexing their OWN wage demands. The higher minimum wage goes, the higher union wages go, becuz of course “union workers are worth MORE than just minimum wage.” And with Bernie Sanders’ advocacy of punishing US corporations that offshore work and forcing businesses to keep a certain amount in the US, that guarantees massive, rampant inflation as though we were seeing yet another incarnation of Jimmeh Cawtuh.