“What is the difference between a business owner saying no blacks are allowed here versus no gays are allowed here?”
Answer to this question: Choice. No one can choose to be born black. You can choose to be gay.
January 24, 2014 at 12:32pm
We feel the same way about you Sen. McLame.
January 23, 2014 at 4:03pm
Mean spirited? Really Awww did we hurt his wittle feelings? Grow a pair or stfu. People like you are why we have the wussification of America.
January 20, 2014 at 12:21pm
Their dead Dave.
Their all dead Dave.
I loved Red Dwarf
December 26, 2013 at 8:44am
Wait I can read this on my desktop without all the hoops. It says, WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
If you look at it you can see it clearly, they letters are very stretched but it’s easy to read. Also if you turn it sideways it says Happy New Year.
 October 31, 2013 at 2:33pm
McCain wants his love letter to his first wife back.
October 31, 2013 at 2:26pm
Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, & Vampire Diaries as far as I know didn’t or don’t have any g ays on the shows.
 October 23, 2013 at 11:33am
I’d gladly shake the hand of who ever said it to his face.
October 18, 2013 at 11:25am
How the hell cares, it’s a Rock. What makes it any different than any other rock? Is it because it’s a special rock made from special stones? No is a rock it’s been on the earth since the beginning of creation, now after 150 million yeahs if 10 feet away from the spot it’s rested on for that time. Cry me a river, if a bird had landed on it and caused it to fall over would we have killed the bird? Or if the wind blew it over would we build a massive wall to stop the wind from blowing?
It's got nothing to do with a rock..........other than the one on your shoulders hotrod. IT'S ABOUT RESPECT !
From a geologist's point of view, it's not just a rock. If you were for going out there to research that formation for whatever reason, it could potentially alter the outcome of your results. The likelihood of someone walking past that rock if it became loose is slim. There are reasons as to why it's illegal to do things like this.
No its just a rock - At least one person on here has some common sense ! We have to stop this insane Police State Mentality !
You people claim to want Freedom but yet you all jump on the Police State Mentality !
I'm so mad - I think I'm going out side and pushing over some rocks myself !
@seanscythe: Absolutely right. Sure, it would be nice if the rock could have stayed in its position for another 170 million years, but it didn't. Man, as part of nature, will interact with nature. People typing on their computers, which required strip mining to manufacture, shouldn't condone sending a man to jail for moving a rock.
It's a rock, people. He moved a rock. A rock. A. Rock.
You do have a good point, but as JeffersonsPen said... it's about respect. You know, you go into a land that has been set aside as a park for people to go and enjoy the beauty and someone goes and does something like this that takes away from the awe and beauty of it for hundreds or thousands of others. It is just a rock, I agree with you there but if people do this and no one cards it's not going to be worth going out of your way to see the park any more.
100% agree, it was an old rock on dirt. Now it's an old rock....err....still on dirt! Crime of the century!
exactly. save a childs life by moving a rock a foot. big whoop. I hate hearing stories of park rangers and liberal weanies yelling at kids because they picked up a rock or a pinecone for a souvenir..
Thank you revealing yourself to be the idiot your mother raised. Nature toppling a rock formation is one thing, Some idiot wearing shorts and black socks pushing over a rock formation in a National park is something else along the lines of YOUR stupidity. Now back to your basement.
Was it a bonehead move? Yeah, probably so. Is it a crime? No, certainly not. If the damn thing was that easy to push over and there is no postings, rules or literature on leaving the formation as is, this is a NON-SITUATION. There is energy and money better spent elsewhere. Shut the holy hell up.
It's called preservation asshole!!!!!
Don't forget, these men robbed a personal injury lawyer of a future opportunity to sue the hell out the State of Utah.
There are a number of good reasons to care about this incident. The guys are supposed to be role models for Scouts, for crying out loud. One of the basic tenets of Scouting is to preserve the natural setting and, if possible, leave an area more pristine than you found it. In your view, I suppose that it would be acceptable for a Scout troop to kill a fox, dam a stream, or cut down several trees each time they need to make a shelter because the unaltered environment would be somehow deemed just too dangerous to exist in. There was nothing special about the rock -- except for the fact that it represented the very phenomenon that the park was named for ... and, just like you, those Scout leaders didn't respect that fact nor the notion that what they destroyed was unique.
The guys shouldn't see jail time, but a hefty fine and censure from Scouting would be appropriate punishments.
Wow I can't believe it took this long to find someone with common sense in these comments. Who cares. They moved a rock. I have some million year old rocks at my house. I am so sick of the everything has some cultural significance speech.
All I hear from the rest of you is "I must find a park ranger to enlighten me because the only source of knowledge is the government." Good luck with that, your healthcare costs will drop next year too.
A well balanced rock in a park is still a rock.
Hopefully it will be a felony charge. But this is what liberals do, destroy history. They HATE history. If it would have fallen by itself, oh well, sh!t happens!
Just maybe everyone would like NATURE do what it wants to do, not humans. That is why there is National Parks to preserve nature. Yes it is a rock, a rock that wasn't disturbed until these idiots came by
Lots of people care. The park is called "Goblin Park" . Those rocks are the reason it is a national park and the reason millions visit the park each year. To use the excuse of "it's only a rock" is simply reverting to a lame tactic which could be used when anything is defaced. Example: Cut down a Giant Redwood b/c it's only a tree, Hunt Bald Eagles b/c they are only birds. Hey, we might as well put a top on Old Faithful b/c it is only a geyser and someone is bound to get burned sometime....
And the Grand Canyon is just a hole? You sir, are a moron. What right did these idiots think that they have to change anything on their own? This was not their property, changing the landscape was not their responsibility. Lets go with these scenarios....what if that rock had rolled back and crush the guy...what if these knuckleheads decided to dump excavated landfill into the Grand Canyon because its just a hole. What if they decided to go to the national parks in areas like Nevada where rocks are perched high on other rocks and they decide it would be "fun" just to level them. Forget the fact on how many people take pics of these landmarks, or paint them. They did not think of the other Americans who travel to these places to see these objects. All they wanted to do is be punks and destroy natural beauty in the name of fun. No, you show your frame of mind and your ignorance by siding with these idiots.
What are you talking about? Liberals? Where in this story did is say liberals or conservatives? I wouldl venture a guess that Liberals would not do something like this. Most are tree loving weenies.
I and many others care about this. Like others have said, the BSA teaches it's kids to treat nature with respect. THIS was not respecting nature. On top of that it's defacing public property and should come with a fine, not jail time like others have mentioned, but a pretty hefty fine. This one formation had been there for MILLIONS of years without falling on someone and i'm sure would not have fallen while they were there. And if a bird or wind had blown it over, so be it, that was nature doing it, not some idiots out for kicks. You and others on here just show your ignorance and lack of respect for God and nature by dismissing this as a non-event.
Great idea, lets build a wall. tax $$'s at work. :)
Let's see the punk that spray paints graffiti all over your wall (or fence, or driveway, whatever) try that in court. "Who the hell cares, it's a wall. What makes it any different from any other wall? Is it because its a special wall made from special bricks? No, it's a wall, it's just looks different. Cry me a river, if a bird stains it with poop, would you be trying the bird?"
Vandalism is vandalism - not Scouting (at least as we used to know it, perhaps not nowadays in the "new" Scouts).
To those who rail against Rangers who stop us from simply picking up a pine cone or a piece of petrified wood - you are absolutely right, you are not doing anything harmful. You are not, as an individual, vandalizing the park. Multiply it by a couple of million people who pick up a pine cone or a piece of petrified wood - it is the equivalent of someone coming through with a bulldozer to destroy the park for all future generations.
One person shoplifts some candy at the grocery store. No problem, what's a few cents? A few million shoplift - company loses money, lays off workers or may go bankrupt.
One person is so disgusted he or she does not vote. No problem. A few million are so disgusted they do not vote. You end up with Congressman Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama.
Individualism and liberty are the greatest of goods - until they negatively affect the individualism and liberty of others. We must always consider our actions as individuals as if they will be
Some people said they should get jail time. I think they should get 10 years. Are you kidding me. It's a bunch of guys having fun and Pushing over a dirt clod/rock. We go to the desert ride bikes, 4x, shoot guns make fires and just have a blast. Hell if these guy saw what we did we'd probably get the death penalty. Can we have a little FUN with out worrying about the Tree, Rock, Ant farm, Bird.....
All you preservation people you ain't preserving anything, your a blip on the radar my friend. A 3.5 tremor and your precious Dirt rock is gone.
Great analysis Seanscythe
October 14, 2013 at 12:37pm
If you look at the images I see nothing but white people sitting near him. So where was this other guy sitting at that he was able to hurl racial slurs at him?
October 10, 2013 at 11:01am
Can we send the Miley Cyrus?
October 4, 2013 at 10:50am
Most likely it’s the Illegals worried the police are there to deport them.
October 1, 2013 at 2:50pm
All republicans need to do is go on tv and say we have a deal for the president. If he grants an exemption for all Republicans we will pass a budget deal with no shutdown or delay of Obamacare. Just allow all Republican to be exempt and not have to participate in it at all if they choose. No one that is registered as a Republican will be forced to pay any fine or taxes related to Obamacare.
August 5, 2013 at 2:10pm
Why is this being re-posted? It was on here over a month ago.
July 24, 2013 at 4:55pm
And thus we release the plague that starts the Zombie Apocalypse.
July 24, 2013 at 11:27am
When they do this Poll crap and they put Congress they seem to forget these people are talking about the government branches as a “Whole”. The 83% is for all of Government not just congress, if you asked the person answering the poll who is congress they would say the Government.
July 22, 2013 at 4:20pm
Who said he read the article? I didn’t read it and I just came to comment how stupid it is to care about this sort of crap.
July 22, 2013 at 4:18pm
Thank you, why anyone in America give a rats @$$ about this I’ll never know. Geez if the Obama’s had a baby how mush you want a bet people would say it should be entitled to be President? Again why do Americans care one bit about outdated royalty in another country? Now for the next 3 weeks they will be flooding the news with this baby. It’s first outfits,bath,blinks,spit up, formula, craps, diapers it wears, etc….
July 4, 2013 at 5:59pm
While you are trying to find that link please tell me are these the same bunch that support Common Core, and other Progressive studies? Seems like everyone is jumping on the Progressive train because it’s the cool thing to do, heck Rubio did it and we thought he was on our side.