Sorry man you’re just grasping at straws. Everyone knows what calling something a clown show means.
If he wanted to say that their speeches were pointless and distracting from the real issue he could have just said that directly. Or he could have said they were bizarre or out of place or something. Using the wording he did is clearly intended to insult the people making them. You’re free to pretend you believe what you said, but you’re barking up the wrong tree if you think you’re going to convince me.
 September 11, 2015 at 4:13pm
No. Calling something a clown show is a direct implication that it was put on by clowns. It’s a phrase designed to insult the people, not their actions.
 September 11, 2015 at 1:39pm
I like how he calls her a clown again in his apology for calling her a clown. You’ve made it Glenn, you’re a real politician now.
@Rowgue -- You're right. And I don't believe this was a spontaneous "bad moment." He even expounded on his clown comment by referring to her conversation with Trump and talking about how he didn't "recognize her anymore." This was not a spur of the moment thing. It had been festering.
He was referring to Donald Trump's and possibly Palin's speech as a clown show. (Just like when someone makes a reference to a dog and pony show, they are not actually calling the presenters dogs and ponies.)
Yes, his “apology” included that he was wrong for ever having thought she was anything great to begin with. It was the most backhanded second slap I have ever heard. Beck is a real jerk, im sorry for the years I spent defending him!!!
 September 9, 2015 at 3:10pm
He’s totally correct except for one thing. It is not a misunderstanding. It is a very conscious and intentional perversion. People are well aware of the what the constitution actually says and what the scope of government was intended to be, they just intentionally interpret it creatively to suit their purposes.
 September 9, 2015 at 2:52pm
Well isn’t that convenient.
 September 7, 2015 at 2:55pm
Criminal assault with intent to injure. File charges.
[-1] September 7, 2015 at 2:39pm
Colleges don’t produce yearbooks. Great story but it’s made up.
What a silly thing to say. Colleges and universities most certainly DO produce yearbooks (the university I work at currently has yearbooks going back to 1918 - the first year the school held classes). Every college I know of produces yearbooks and most go back at least to the early 1900s. Many are electronic only in this day and age, but they still produce them.
September 7, 2015 at 2:28pm
Carrying a gun is not illegal. What you did was illegal.
 September 7, 2015 at 2:21pm
Exactly. Gee we have access to the best medical care in the world (for now) in our backyard. Let’s go to a third world country that has veterinarians running hospitals that’s known for kidnapping/human trafficking/etc to have hour baby. That sounds like a great idea.
[-8] September 7, 2015 at 1:51pm
This was just a cheesy flirting technique. If that was a male cop it doesn’t happen.
You evidently don't read enough news sources, it is happening all over America. Even without notifying the police they are being protected in Texas
September 4, 2015 at 2:44pm
Sorry to break it to any Tebow fans, but people playing in the final preseason game are not making the team. They only play guys they know aren’t going to be on the roster in that game so they don’t risk any additional injuries leading into the regular season.
 September 4, 2015 at 2:28pm
These morons were trespassing on private property. They don’t have a leg to stand on. You don’t have the right to assemble/protest/etc on someones private property. They are under no obligation to let you stay there or let you protest, and they have every right to use whatever force is necessary to remove you and defend their property. You being there is inherently an act of aggression and violence.
They';ve been getting away with it so long with the roll over and bare your throat wussies in our gov't, it's a shock when someone stands up to their BS!
 September 4, 2015 at 2:20pm
If she’s so grateful for the opportunity to be there why didn’t she show up when she was first subpeanaed when all of this took place rather than waiting several years?
[-3] September 4, 2015 at 2:01pm
That depends entirely on the officer involved. Despite the rhetoric people love to spout about 99.9% of officers being dedicated honorable people, the sad truth is there are a lot of people in uniform that shouldn’t be. It’s closer to 50% than .1%
As someone that has had direct oversight and been feduciarily responsible for the actions of law enforcement officers (for a PD ranked as top 1%) It's an 80% to 20% good to bad split. The PPA always "proactively defends" its members regardless.
Police officers can be counted on to lie in court. They will always protect their own even when they know we're dealing with someone that should not be in uniform.
I've had to pay for attorneys to defend indefensible actions and carve over 10 million dollars out of a general fund to cover settlements. Lets uust say I've had my eyes openned by a corporate culture that embraced a policy of beat and release for minor misdemeanor offenses.
LOE is not a unique skill set. My community has well over 50,000 citizens with equal if not suprrior skills. Of course our previous chief, the municipal HR director and city manager openly stated prior military are unqualified.
Here are a few of the incidents. A ptsd retired first sergeant discharged a firearm into his yard and then refused to answer his door. No at risk, neighbors not concerned so the solution was 2 armored vehicles, 30 excessively armed men, the bomb robot was used to place a field improvised bomb which totaled the building ...... or when I got the PD tasers ...... in the first 3 weeks over 1000 discharged units. Lack of restraint doesn't do it justice ...... and based on peer review 99% of depts were worse than mine.
[-9] September 4, 2015 at 1:56pm
Both parties overreacted and both sides of the story have some validity. But the police insisting that they deserve an apology is nonsense. You still pulled a gun on someone for speeding.
So, according to you a police officer has no right to protect himself?
Ridiculous. Didn't you watch the video or read the account? Lathon was reaching UNDER THE SEAT, and was told not to.
"You still pulled a gun on someone for speeding."
Amazing how people like to twist facts. I'll just bet you claim that Michael Brown was shot for shoplifting, correct?
 September 3, 2015 at 6:08pm
He actually did admit that they deleted all the files. He was just distancing himself from the specific word “wiped”, and it’s obvious why.
Most people assume somebody is hiding criminal activity when they hear about things being wiped or shredded. It appears to be a systematic destruction of possible evidence. But when stupid people hear it phrased as just some emails being deleted it doesn’t trigger the same red flags. Deleting emails is something everyone does on a constant basis. So to the uninformed without proper context, them re-framing the issue as an ordinary innocuous thing that we all do every single day is very effective.
 September 3, 2015 at 1:52pm
That’s actually kind of funny. He was obviously just having fun with his parents. If he was really trying to get away with something he would have been a tad less obvious.
I’m shocked to read an article making this out to be some new thing though. Even without the shortcuts feature you’ve always been able to do the same thing by defining custom autocorrects.
 September 2, 2015 at 2:37pm
Of course you feel for the victims family when something like this happens, but the reaction is absurd. I live very close to where this happened and the entire area is under military siege. Several main roads have been entirely shut down since it happened. There are military helicopters filled with automatic weapon wielding troops blanketing the entire area in about a 20 mile radius. I haven’t even been able to go to work because there are troops patrolling the streets here yelling at everyone to “Get back inside” if you so much as try to leave your house. This is literally a military operation.
It’s completely out of proportion and ridiculous. If this was an ordinary citizen this doesn’t happen, nor should it. And just because it was a police officer that was killed doesn’t mean they can put the entire region under marshall law.
April 14, 2015 at 5:23am
While those are good solid defensive plays they are not news worthy. They aren’t the sort of plays that only happen a handful of times in a generation or something.
Are people really that easily impressed these days? Or are they just shocked when they see somebody actually make an effort defensively because it’s become so commonplace for players to be all hitting and nothing else?
Willie Mays catch, Hank Aaron Home run, Jim edmonds catch, multiple Ken Griffie Jr. catches, This play was run of the mill baseball. Carlton Fisk Home Run....
 April 14, 2015 at 4:55am
It’s a logic problem. But the problem is it can’t be answered as it’s written. The answer they intend you to arrive at cannot be arrived at with the information given. It’s a poorly written question by someone starting with an answer and trying to reverse engineer a question for it, but they failed miserably.