This is a memorial near where I live. http://www.facesoffreedommemorial.org/
That CALIFORNIA community doesn’t seem to have an issue with depictions of the weapons of war, injured/fallen soldiers and lists of names of the fallen and in what conflict.
That community gets it, the imagery and emotions created by it is what makes it important, not sanitizing it and making it ‘comfortable’ to look at. War should never be comfortable, it should make us squirm and wonder if what we are doing is really worth the cost in blood and lives shattered.
Not everyone who disagrees with homosexuality is a homophobe despite the LGBT community trying to define it that way.
The mechanism that determines sexual preference is still so elusive that no major study has been able to even approach it, they only know what it isn’t. Yet, here we are creating special classes of for it. No other ‘group’ of that sort has been given this ‘right’ in American history, so it’s okay to be skeptical, that is unless skepticism is reserved for those of collectivist ideologogy.
You cannot call for tolerance from an intolerant position. That is called Hypocrisy.
You cannot claim to be for choice when you remove choice from others to get yours. That is called Oppression.
You cannot claim to clamor for equality when you actually seek to be raised superior to others. That is Intellectual Dishonesty.
I warned many times that opening this up would present a Pandora’s Box of issues, but I wasn’t against it. We will not see the end result of Homosexual marriage for many decades. I don’t know if it will be a net positive or negative then, but I do know that crowing about it now and punishing others for their beliefs will certainly back-fire in the future if it ends up being a net negative. What comes around goes around.
 April 13, 2015 at 5:05pm
You are supposed to separate which side you have each weapon on to make certain this doesn’t happen, and usually you also are trained to shoot with the opposite grip on the taser as accuracy isn’t as big of a deal in taser range. If you are too comfortable with your grip, you aren’t using the taser and it’s supposed to make you stop and double check yourself.
Clearly it failed in this instance and both men will pay the price for their choices that lead to this result. Like all accidents, it took a series of failures to reach the result.
 April 13, 2015 at 10:50am
It’s not fear mongering. Vaccines happen on a life schedule. If your child is not old enough for a given vaccine, they are totally vulnerable to a given threat vector that is carried by a vaccinated or unvaccinated person.
People choosing not to vaccinate their children DO NOT have a valid rational reason. There is no possible side effect of vaccination worth the risk of the real condition. The ‘fear mongering’ is on the side of those that are afraid of vaccination.
The science, both empirically and statistically support (by overwhelming numbers) the evidence on the vaccination side. There is no rational choice on the opposing side. It’s an emotional choice to not vaccinate your children. Is that a valid reason, perhaps, but don’t claim it’s backed by rational decision, it isn’t.
So if you want to argue that parents should be allowed to make decisions for their children because they are the parents, and the cause of the decision is irrelevant then do so. However, it must be framed that way. To frame it in the context of a supposedly “sound choice” regarding lack of vaccination is a poor choice of standards to raise as that banner doesn’t fly well.
 April 9, 2015 at 5:48pm
You have to make the assumption that everyone is sheep or cattle to jump to the conclusion you did. The sheep and cattle aren’t fans of the sheepdog when it’s herding them, but a wolf or other predator comes near, they all love that sheepdog.
It’s the same way with people, but we aren’t sheep or cattle, no matter how much anyone might like to characterize them as such. What we have is a penchant for mob mentality and group think. Both of which can be dealt with by rational engagement done long enough to let us think on our own. Some of the more converted to a given ideology or line of thought might prove more difficult but even then, there are only so many valid lines of reasoning. You might have a countless amount of ‘conclusions’ drawn from those few lines of reasoning, but at some point, everyone usually can agree to disagree and walk away whole.
I’m not a fan of Sean Hannity because like all of us, he stops pursuing a line of thought to make a conclusion, right or wrong. I feel it’s important to be open minded even if we think we really know the end of a given story. Humility blunts a great deal of my criticism of someone and Mr. Hannity isn’t known for his humility, just like Mr. O’Reily or Mr. Limbaugh. It doesn’t make them wrong, only human.
April 8, 2015 at 10:45am
Not exactly, the Indiana bill was originally not a copy of the 1993 legislation as it extended protection to private businesses, the Federal bill did not. It was close though. The changes signed later make it closer to the 1993 bill, which was a cop-out to me.
Conservatives are usually fact-based in their responses and it takes a while to get all the facts so they are slow out of the gate. The other side tends to immediately jump to emotion and dubious charges that only stick because they have a mainstream press that pushes the same agenda.
Real journalists would have picked apart the uproar before it even it simmer, but instead the mainstreamers fan the flames. It takes a while for reasonable discovery and rejoinders with the truth behind them to start overcoming the hysteria.
April 6, 2015 at 6:43pm
So all of the centralized doctrinal churches are cults and the small “Born Again” churches that share a tentative connection to each other aren’t? That’s a pretty impressive point of view.
Technically, the largest religion on the planet is the only one that is not a cult, by the definition of a cult and at this point it would be a toss up between Buddhism and Islam, so all Christian denominations are cults, again, by the actual definition of the word. By some evangelical definitions, it’s “anyone we don’t like”. Typical.
 April 6, 2015 at 6:20pm
Also HP, Sexual Orientation (Preference) can and DOES change over the lives of many people. Gay today, straight tomorrow. Straight today, gay tomorrow. The examples are countless. Many people are simply either bi-sexual or confused about their preferences, and as with all preferences, they can and do change over time.
You can find innumerable examples of this ‘change of heart’. If there was ‘no choice’ in the matter, the change could not occur. It is a protective fallacy to argue sexual orientation is immutable, it is not. This is one of the reasons why genetic arguments fail and it is wishful thinking on the part of the LGBT and Heterosexual communities. Sex is a highly complex neural mechanism. Emotion, rationality, as well as dozens upon dozens of other factors are at play.
What is not at play is that homosexuality is a genetic dead end and if it were not for the complexity of it, would have been bred out of the animal kingdom eons ago. So, we know it is complex and evolving, that is all that can be proven at this point.
 April 6, 2015 at 6:11pm
Classic strawman folks. It’s not about interracial marriage. Not even close.
Sexual Preference is a PREFERENCE and not a racial trait. Sex, in and of itself is also a preference, you can easily live without it, however, society has accepted that it is part of living and considered a reproductive right. Those definitions are now changing, and nobody, Christians included are saying they can’t change.
What this is about is how to conduct business contracts. The Militant LGBT are targeting Christian businesses ONLY to get revenge for a perceived historical attack of the homosexual preference. The ladies above clearly realize this and choose not to go along with it.
Several studies have cited this is NOT genetic. It is a complex combination of factors that generate preferences of this type. Few people care what you do in the bedroom, but a wedding is a very huge milestone in life and the Militant LGBT are unwilling to be happy with just being allowed to marry. Now they want to FORCE Christians to accept their lifestyle and choices by using the power of law and government.
This is as morally reprehensible as anything Christians might have foisted upon the LGBT community. They are NOT declining to serve LGBT people, only declining to participate in an event that they do not agree with. Might as well force them to cater a KKK rally! We have truly lost our sense of tolerance and love of each other.
 April 2, 2015 at 1:14pm
Atheism is a religion. The only non-religion is Agnosticism. It was already protected by the religious comments.
Only really stubborn Atheists continue to claim it is not a faith. It requires just as much faith to say “There is no God(s)” as it does to claim “There is a God(s)”. Agnostics don’t take a stance on God other that “I’ll believe it when he/she/they show up and prove it.”
Not to mention the fact that one cannot be offended by religious practices if one does not recognize a religion.
"Atheism is a religion."
How do you define religion?
"It requires just as much faith to say “There is no God(s)” as it does to claim “There is a God(s)”."
Most atheists say "I don't believe in gods," actually. "Hard" or "Gnostic" atheists are relatively rare, because it's almost impossible to prove a negative (and IS impossible to prove a negative of a deity if you cannot test its properties).
"Agnostics don’t take a stance on God other that “I’ll believe it when he/she/they show up and prove it.”"
Gnosticism and theism are separate category types, like color and size. Agnosticism is basically saying "I don't know." An agnostic atheist would say "I don't know if gods exist, but I don't believe in them so far." A gnostic theist says "I don't know for sure that a god exists, but I believe it anyway."
I'm a gnostic atheist in the same manner that you're probably a gnostic a-Tooth-Fairyist. You can't prove 100% that the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist... but you "know" it's not real.
I recognize tons of religions. I don't think any of them have found god(s), let alone can demonstrate their god(s) exist.
You recognize Voldemort doesn't exist. Do you find the idea of Death Eaters murdering muggles to be offensive?
You recognize Scientology is BS. Do you find their brain-washing cult offensive?
Gods don't seem to do much of anything. Their followers? They do a lot in the name of their gods. Sometimes good. Sometimes not.
 April 2, 2015 at 1:04pm
Awesome for her and the dealer… great AD and result.
As for the doctor joke, yup, funny but I’d like to point out that Obamacare was not foisted on us on April 1st, so while it read like a joke, we had no right to expect it to be one. We are the fools.
Any reasonable human being with a care in the world would of seen this as a very bad thing to do.
 April 2, 2015 at 12:58pm
That would be very ‘un-Christian’ and not the path to take unless you want to continue in this vengeance war.
The pastor’s position is not new. For a long time it has been said that a religious ‘business community’ be formed and that contentious issue services be done by contract/membership only. This makes those services a ‘private club’, and as such, can reject members based on their following of the charter rules. Perfectly legal.
The next salvo from the militant LGBT wing will be to launch boycotts of the private business group and demonize it. When that fails, as it will, their next option will be to try and pressure additional taxes, fines and ‘licensing costs’ against members of that organization using their Government proxies at the city, county, state and national level.
If that succeeds, you will see the next US Civil War.
HMMMMMMMM.... is this new??? Shall we turn the other cheek??????? Shall we let our Christian and American Freedom be stomped on?>???
"This makes those services a ‘private club’, and as such, can reject members based on their following of the charter rules. Perfectly legal."
Sounds like the exact same tactic used by racist whites in the fight against integration.
… remind me what side history sided with.
I just love when we are told that following a christian doctrine clearly outlined in Romans 1 18:32 is “un christian” ?????
As for the civil war with gays and lesbians bring it on they will be to busy following their sinful urges to fight with us
.Civil War? I don't understand why anyone should be forced to cater to a demographic group that only comprises about 4% of the population, no one should be forced to go against their religious convictions, that goes against everything this county was founded on.
The next salvo will be challenging religious institutions to mandate they have to preform gay weddings. It is and always has been this endgame and why civil unions were never enough. It will force acceptance and remove any question of morality.
We have been way overdue with the next civil war anyway. It would be a situation where enough well armed citizens stand up to the thugs from Ferguson and kick their asses out of the country and burn down all section 8 in the USA.
I disagree. When a “community” such as the gay community, so hellbent on an all out assault on the morals and values that have served civilization so well since the beginning of recorded time has become as hostile as they have towards anyone who doesn’t share their perverse notions of marriage, sex, etc, then it’s time to take legal recourse to leave them in the rear-view mirror. Their options will still be legion in number for bakers/florists/photographers, etc, so it’s not like they can’t find the service they need, and very easily at that. They’d better get one thing through their thick heads, however. Normal, well-grounded people will never accept homosexuality as a viable, healthy lifestyle, and the sooner they accept that the better. I’ve been around enough gays to know that what they’re striving for in their so-called equality movement is the forced acceptance of who and what they are, and that just ain’t gonna happen. Never.
Its coming. lock and load.
"Sounds like the exact same tactic used by racist whites in the fight against integration." Stop trying to equate one's race, (an immutable characteristic of a person), with someone's choice of a sexual lifestyle. In no way equal.
I concur. Such actions are not very Christian. It is far more respectful to politely decline and allow them to seek the services of another who can accommodate them. Sad that the law does not permit one that option.
@UseyouorBrainz: Cash your troll check from Soros yet? Your mom needs it for your rent for the basement. And all those hotpockets that you eat....
you dimwit---whats your answer"
I hate the hate on both sides.
We must make a Stand using the Armor of God and our God given rights. This attitude is exactly the reason God was removed from our schools and public places!
I assume you would be appalled at the actions of Jesus throwing the money changers out of the Temple. There is nothing unchristian about pushing back against what God has called an Abomination, by non-violent means. Surely, if we do not stand against it loudly and clearly we will have to account to our Creator in Heaven for our feeble attempts.
A potential problem for this...
My Baptist Church, doesn't believe in gay weddings, but accepts all sinners in it's congregation not banning gay people from becoming members, so, I assume that since they are a member of this church group in good standing, they can now have my wedding at the church using the services of the select vendors!
time to fight and stop being a victim. Use the purse against any business that supports these queers, Apple, Walmart, etc. I like the pastors approach. Also start boycotting anyone or anything that supports these fascist deviants. March on the city halls that prosecute Christians and vote these prosecutors our of office along with any city officials that support these creeps.
 March 31, 2015 at 1:56pm
Lion is mostly correct but the perspective is skewed. The South had many chances to move it’s economy from being slave based to the incoming modern manufacturing processes that were just coming on-line (this is very early industrial revolution). Each time their answer seemed to be “Slaves are cheaper!” and in fact, they were. So, it was an economic decision to keep the slave trade going, as it was back in 1776. Some of the tariffs on the goods were an attempt to force them to stop using slaves, it wasn’t greed. The North was no more evil than the South in this, it was all very human.
There was no single issue that caused the US Civil War, it was a complex, multi-dimensional series of issues that begat moves and counter moves to gain resolution and/or position BEFORE going to war. Nobody really wanted the war, but nobody was willing to work it out to both sides satisfaction. Thus, one side had to be militarily defeated before it would be fully resolved. Most wars could be defined in this manner.
It is super simplistic to fall into the trap of trying to identify the ONE thing that started/cause the US Civil War. Attractive though that trap is, it is an illusion. You have to put yourself into the entire context of the time.
Lincoln had an impossible set of choices, he did not have an answer to the problem of the Pandora’s Box he was handed, an he knew it. He did his best. It’s up to us to solve the problem.
 March 19, 2015 at 4:42pm
The photographer just needs to switch over to a certified user ratings base (you can’t post a rating unless the business certifies that you have used their services).
The Chamber of Commerce is silly, you don’t have to join them to be in business in most places. Start your own ‘Chamber’ and be done with it.
Most people that operate businesses that are going to hold to ethics like this should start their own business club, only offer services to their members or to the public at an increased rate with a ‘guest’ membership that meets their ethical/moral standards. That membership is revocable upon violation of the standards. End of problem.
The photographer should be able to refuse under religious principals. That said when refusing these deviants service they need to be smart by not declaring the real reason otherwise the holder mob will hang you out to dry. Fight the scourge.
I would suggest that Christians are ok with adultery and divorce because it doesn't feel unnatural to them like homosexuality or common sense.
angeleyes63 - Actually, it's a First Amendment free speech principle. The gay agenda is political, and Americans are being forced to support a political agenda. Same-sex commitment ceremonies are purely political events, and therefore no one should be forced to provide services for it.
spanky - Christians are NOT okay with adultery and divorce.
In fact, adultery and divorce are at the lowest rates among Christians.
Take your lies elsewhere, you snake.
Baron_Doom, I know that but they still are taken to court and lose. So don't give the creeps the chance.
 March 19, 2015 at 11:23am
Well, I’m all for fluff pieces, but a fluff piece about a fluff piece with a side of fluff? I’m all ker-fluffled!
 March 17, 2015 at 7:10pm
Kel-tec has a better version of the same concept. It’s not new.
I was thinking they were talking about the Keltec KSG when I clicked on this. The Keltec is also reputed to be able to handle the 2 inch mini mag buckshot shells without wadding, so that's a plus for the Keltec, you can fit 9 or ten rounds per tube.
Looks like the UTS jams frequently?? Do you have the Kel-tec?
yea but does kel-tec have a hotty shooting it in a video?
Love the Bullpup design - gonna have to look into this a bit.
At over $800, the Kel-Tec isn’t “better” enough. I got to put one through its paces a while back. Had a lot of jamming, just like this one seems to have.
I’ll stick with my 10-shot Mossberg 590 M&P.
My old tried and true 7-shot Remington 870 pump w 18.1″ bbl will do all in need her to do and never jams..never. and only cost me $165 as a LEO trade-in some yrs ago The ‘snicck-snack’ sound of jacking a shell into the chamber can be heard all over the house..at night.[ I’ve tried it.] There is nothing which puckers a perp like the sound of a 12 ga pump shotgun being racked. ;-)
This is the one I want.
The same feeding problems have been reported for years with the Kel-tec. The problem I see with the Kel-tec, that this manufacturer seems to fix, is that the ejection port on the Kel-tec is aimed to the ground instead of out of the side. The reason for that was to allow the gun to be used ambidextrously by either a right or left hand shooter but I've seen quite a few complaints, along with several videos, about the shells hitting your wrist and leaving bruises after prolonged shooting. I almost bought the Kel-tec shotgun until I researched that point and decided to go with something else. Just FYI for anyone interested.
Just practice, if you can drive a pump shotgun than a semi auto will be cake.
 March 17, 2015 at 7:08pm
I’ll bet the 30% that got it right were patriots…
For someone that is supposedly educated, you cannot compare an ‘unknown’ group of ‘patriots’ to a specific % result from the general US population. There is no connective data and it reduces his entire argument to hyperbole.
Real patriots know their country’s history and its documents. This guy is a total poser.
Agreed. The morons you always see on Kimmel and Watters' World are without a doubt liberals.
I thought the same thing. With these videos out there showing 'comedy' interrogations of citizens in public over world events that can't get anything right. Even Obama's 'son'. I immediately thought 'the patriots are the only part of your equation bringing your percentage above 0%'!
Mr. Niorse… show me a map and ask me more questions! I would be disappointed in myself if I didn't get 100% correct! And I, a patriot, am the problem?
the left and MSM always make up facts based on poorly conducted surveys. i’ll bet you this survey was conducted in the heart of San Francisco.
 March 17, 2015 at 4:29pm
I’m utterly disgusted by this video. Those were barbarians and the one with the phone needed to be arrested too for inciting a riot as she was egging on the attacker for her 5 minutes of internet fame.
If that was my daughter and son being hit like that and not having started the fight, yeah, I’d be after those ‘kids’ as well.
I actually might applaud the one guy that held the attacker back the first time, if she got away on her own, it’s understandable, but he should not have let her go easily until those kids were out of sight. If he let her go, then I would retract my applause.
 March 12, 2015 at 7:35pm
100% Awesome there. Kudos to all involved. I love that Downey played mostly in Stark role but stepped out for the most human comments.
 March 12, 2015 at 7:17pm
Cartridge use predates the Revolutionary war, while it was not an “all inclusive” device, recall that many of the Founding Fathers were inventors and quite aware of armament advances. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartridge_(firearms)
It takes a stupendous amount of intellectual acrobatics to think the Founders intended for firearms to be ‘freely allowed’ but hey, it’s okay to restrict what they shoot. That is a dyed in the wool ideological thought process beyond rationality.
It is clear in every single early writing on the topic of the 2nd Amendment what the intent was: the US Citizen should be able to deal with a Tyrannical Government.
Recall that we weren’t even supposed to have a standing army! We the people were intended to defend our own lands, neighbors, towns, cities, states and nation. THAT is why it is written the way it is.
Cannons, mortars and other heavy artillery were owned by wealthy persons and LOANED to the militias as needed.
What has changed in this country is NOT the intent of the Constitution but the morality of the people governed by it. Everyone is afraid of everything. Fear rules us now, not Freedom.