When I was a kid we roamed all over our neighborhoods without parental supervision. My dad would go to the end of our driveway and whistle. If we didn’t come running immediately, he came looking for us which never ended well. That was a different time altogether. Sure there were child abductions and child molestations but I personally don’t think it was to the level it is nowadays. There were several times in my childhood that things didn’t seem “right’ usually involving someone I didn’t know too well or not at all. I managed to make it through childhood relatively unscathed.
That was then and this is now. I don’t think I would leave my children anywhere unsupervised. The reason being I wouldn’t want anyone to hurt them including the government. I have a couple of cousins that were always in trouble and were frequenting the juvenile facilities. Both of them, a sister and brother, were molested repeatedly, not in a park or street by a stranger, but in juvy lockups by guards or in group homes or foster families by other “residents” or “parents”. It was government supervised child molestation.
Many states have a 72 hour law. That means CPS or the local equivalent can take your child with nothing more than an anonymous phone call alluding to inappropriate behavior without any shred of evidence or the slightest bit of substantiation for 72 hours without notifying you.
That is terrifying.
 April 11, 2015 at 4:08pm
I take everything that is said, told, written, checked, verified, postulated and reported about Obama like I take what is said about North Korea’s Kim Jong Il and now it seems his glorious son Kim Jong Un.
The thing I find fascinating is the idea of how these people really are. I mean I know we are dealing with an extremely high level of mental disorder. That aside, do these people really believe their own lies.
I know that is part of the delusion that comes with pathological lying. One lies so much that truth inevitably becomes enmeshed in what fraction of reality remains.
I find the reaction to this troubling. Sarcasm seems to be most inappropriate in light of the fact this man is the president and is privy to many things to which he really shouldn’t have access.
I have always heard the saying” the inmates are running the asylum”. I never thought I would be living in a country where that was applicable.
This lunacy has gone beyond political correctness, race relations, radical ideology or party affiliation. We are in dire times and so many seem to be mindlessly living in oblivious ignorance.
"so many seem to be mindlessly living in oblivious ignorance"
This comes from replacing the Bible with facebook, twitter, and other sources of narcissism........
[-1] April 10, 2015 at 8:35pm
O and Acid
Democrats, like the current administration, pass everything by deception. When the SSA was passed statistically the average wage earner which in 1935 was the male head of household lived to the ripe old age of 59.9. So the law was designed to accrue money from persons it would never pay. Of course the original law was amended almost immediately to include a host of persons never sold to the American public as participants at the outset.
Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps and a host of other “great Society” programs had the inevitability of fraud and corruption built into them from the very beginning.
Fraud and corruption have exploded geometrically under the current administration.
Republicans are not perfect. I never said that. If it hadn’t been for Nixon, the US would NOT be dealing with the fiasco that is China. If it hadn’t been for Eisenhower and his very poor foreign policy, we most likely wouldn’t have had the fiasco of Vietnam. Reagan created a mess with making a holiday for MLK in January. We most certainly wouldn’t have the racial mess we now do if that hadn’t happened.
So no Republicans are not blameless in the downward spiral. Democrats on the other hand have always been the driving force behind the archaic notion of socialism in this country.
[-1] April 10, 2015 at 8:05pm
There wouldn’t have been a Socialist Security without FDR. Carter was the worst president ever until the current one.
[-1] April 10, 2015 at 6:10pm
Agreed Acid. Both sides do it.
The Democrats though have the specific distinction of perpetuating the socialist state through government programs. Wilson through the establishment of a Central Bank. FDR through the establishment of the leviathan of government programs Aka “The New Deal”. LBJ just fed the leviathan to an unbelievable level with the “Great Society” programs. Clinton practically destroyed the military with his brand of social engineering. The current president has gone way beyond anyone before him.
Granted, every time the Dems did the overreach thing with all their socialism, the Republicans could have pulled it back. They didn’t, well none except Ronald Reagan.
That being said the burgeoning socialist state in America is not the reason for the poor decisions made by these TWO men, which led to one’s unfortunate death.
[-1] April 10, 2015 at 5:51pm
You apparently are not concerned with facts. I said the officer went way over the line in using excessive force. He did NOT commit murder by the standard most would use. There was no premeditation. There was no malice.
A prior criminal history is most relevant to any officer stopping someone. Past history is a good indicator of future behavior, especially in criminals.
Everyone that day made poor decisions. Mr.Scott for being a criminal and choosing to react in a criminal way when stopped by the officer. The officer in his poor judgement to shoot a fleeing criminal in the back 8 times.
As far as your Stalin comment, unfortunately I agree. The average American is a criminal and most don’t even know it. Laws in this country are encroaching on everyone’s freedom. Couple this with the current administration which has already set the precedent of enforcing only laws “they” deem enforceable. What is even worse is the current administration not only selectively enforces laws but chooses the groups in a highly biased manner on which to enforce those selected laws. Yes I most assuredly do agree.
You are most astute to surmise that the US, under the current administration, is certainly heading toward a version of Stalin’s USSR.
[-2] April 10, 2015 at 4:37pm
Walter Scott had a criminal history aside from his civil cases. He was in the commission of a crime, resisting law enforcement personnel, while in the performance of an official duty, the traffic stop. He then assaulted the officer by trying to use his own tazer against him. He was running away after trying to assault an officer. That is flight from the scene of a crime.
So what would have been a ticket and a trip to jail, which I might add he knew quite well, escalated to his unfortunate death.
This is the epitome of unintended consequences due to the poor judgement of participating in criminal behavior.
No one disagrees that the officer went way over the line in the use of excessive force by shooting the fleeing criminal 8 times in the back. The fact, however, remains the man was a fleeing criminal.
[-2] April 10, 2015 at 3:27pm
Most people think the officer went over the line, no matter how they would self identify. I don’t know what happened prior to the incident. Is it just me or does anyone else think it is strange that there are only ever videos of this type and none showing the WHOLE thing.
That aside, it doesn’t look like murder to me either. It looks like voluntary manslaughter. It is sad that this man lost his life.
The FACT remains that he was a criminal. He was shot BECAUSE he made the poor decision to participate in criminal behavior. I know this also goes to the lack of intelligence, statistically verifiable, in these people as well. In what reality would a person with even an average IQ think they were going to be able to outrun a bullet traveling around 800 miles per hour. Maybe he thought he was the “Flash”.
I do love how the media is doing the same thing as Trayvon Martin and showing pictures that are years old depicting a very different image from the present day reality.
The warrant was for child support, a civil case.
"I know this also goes to the lack of intelligence, statistically verifiable, in these people as well."
Your inability to assess the intelligence v. emotional capabilities v. behavior of one individual and unsupported assumption of "these people" lead me to believe that you must be a democrat.
"The FACT remains that he was a criminal. He was shot BECAUSE he made the poor decision to participate in criminal behavior."
Then every citizen is a target, as it is estimated that we all violate 2-3 laws per day. We are all criminals in the eyes of the State, so we all deserve to be shot by the State's agents. Great argument, Stalin,
Agree. The police need to be allowed to investigate all the details including the time lapses. How is it that the person taking the video picks up at a point where the evidence is overwhelming against the officer. For sure, the cop is going to get the full brunt of the DOJ making up for their failed Travon & Bear Brown verdicts. And like Travon/Bear Brown stories, Scott's parent immediately came forward and said that he would never-ever do anything but obey authorities - notwithstanding the fact that he was fleeing police, had multiple arrest warrants for failed child support, and who knows what else is yet to be divulged.
 April 10, 2015 at 2:56pm
Here’s an interesting fact. According to the DOJ, when it comes to infanticide or filicide, women barely edge out men as the more prolific perpetrators. Most people think erroneously that men would be the more aggressive parent. They may well be elsewhere or in an overall statistic including third world countries, but here, it is women that do it more often.
Another interesting idea is that if you factor in how many women have killed (feticide) their unborn babies( 52 million) through abortion the numbers go through the roof, to the point males would NEVER be able to catch up.
Yet the entire child welfare system is geared toward the notion that women are the safer parent. Facts do not corroborate that concept in the least.
Feminism, being a big left wing ideology, is like most other policies on the left, which are based solely on ideology and never on information, facts, data, research, statistics, public welfare or common sense.
According to democrats, slicing up babies is completely ok. After all it's the woman's right to get pregnant, then decide to not be pregnant. And to think that the ultimately women, in today's freewheeling sexual orgys, can't find a way to not get pregnant.
 April 10, 2015 at 2:42pm
A million dollars bond for child abuse. This is sexism, plain and simple. When any random whore goes into a clinic and pays to have her child torn limb from limb, she is given a pat of the back and handful of condoms.
Too funny...oh, and if Planned Parenthood is shoving the eggbeater up the uterus of a woman to k!ll an innocent baby, they are likely using the fungible funds of the tax payer.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
My parents never knocked me out in a convenience store, but I also never ran around like that out of control. I blame the parents, not for hitting the child, but for not teaching the child how to act in public.
Don't be absurd! When that lady (and I use the term loosely) leaves the abortion clinic, they DO NOT give her any condoms. They figure she's too stupid to use them or she wouldn't be there in the first place! Shame there are so many stupid women that know NOTHING about birth control, but they could drive to the nearest clinic blindfolded! I guess they haven't figured out that the pill and condoms are a lot cheaper and less uncomfortable than using an abortion as a form of birth control. Just sayin'.
Slap a child (which is heinous in itself) and the video goes viral. End the child's life entirely before it has a chance to attempt to run away from you and it's lauded as "choice" and convenience. Our country will soon gets it's just punishment.
"any random whore"
There is such a disturbing combination of stupidity, and repulsiveness in many of these comments. Can't you express your opinion in a civil manner? It's a rhetorical question. I know that you can't. The Right can't assume power because it is saddled with people like you...low class, low education fools. That's a shame because conservativism is what this country needs. If only your type would just stay in your holes.
the only justice appropriate for this situation is to have this guy beaten to a pulp by a guy twice his size...what a POS. The mother should be charged as well...She didn't report it, she did not even confront the azzhat.
 April 9, 2015 at 6:15pm
As followers of Christ, we are not to judge but to be observant. Observation alone calls into question whether the current president is a Christian at all. I don’t know the man’s heart. I only know what he has done. He has told numerous lies repeatedly. His lack of concern for the truth is definitely NOT a fruit of the Spirit. The Bible tells us that Satan is the father of lies.
He supports murder both through abortion and through ineptitude. Killing the innocent is an abomination to God. He supports stealing and covetousness through government programs which are theft by proxy. Neither of which are anything good and certainly not fruits of a Christian life.
God always raises up a godless wicked leader as the rod of correction for a nation that has turned its back on Him.
I don't know that God said anything about abortion other than doing it himself.
April 9, 2015 at 5:57pm
Hum. I’ll take grandpa dads for 100……Alex.
April 9, 2015 at 1:22pm
Welcome to reality. This is common among grandma moms. That is what I call those selfish tiresome women that wait way way way too late to have kids and think by doing so, they invented childbirth and child rearing. They feel entitled just a little more than the average run of the mill mom. That plus the obvious Hollywood imperiousness is a lethal combination.
Alyssa, darling, just be glad you can still make breast milk…granny.
I really like Scott Walker. I think he could be the one. That being said, the current administration has repeatedly admitted to overt incompetence hoping that would give them a pass as to the toxic ideology which they are propagating. At this point what difference does it make.
We all KNOW they are incompetent clearly because of a major lack of intellect. That is a statistical certitude. This is the ONLY result which affirmative action can yield. Calling someone smart and qualified doesn’t make it any more so than calling a cat a dog. Everyone everywhere is puzzled by this.
They don’t have such flawed logic elsewhere. There is nowhere else on Earth that gives unqualified persons a job. Europe doesn’t have this skewed concept of calling something it isn’t and thinking that makes a difference.
I’ve heard the thing about Scott Walker not having a college degree. The current president has a degree he most assuredly did not actually complete. That too is a statistical certitude. Therefore the institution from which came the degree is an irrelevancy.
I did not vote for the current administration not so much because he was a Democrat but because he was a shallow uninspiring person who never really did anything. I never found his speeches to be anything other than an ordinary not to terribly bright guy reading a speech he most assuredly did not write or even know.
I consider the source when the current president speaks. That doesn’t account for much.
Walker's lack of a college degree does not bother me. Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, and Truman did not have a college degree, and they are listed as great or near great Presidents. Some of our most highly educated Presidents have been some of our worst Presidents. Walker has what Obama lacked when he ran for POTUS in 2008, executive experience. That counts more with me than a PhD like Wilson who had very little executive experience.
 April 8, 2015 at 10:49pm
These guys need to shape media coverage as did Obama. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. The fact that the current president is an alcoholic and drug addict, did very poorly in school, kept very suspicious company with many persons that openly hated this country was blatantly kept from the American people.
I don’t agree with Paul on a lot of things. I mean at this point anyone that just likes this country is better than the current administration.
i have news for you. W is out of office, so you can quit with the whole alcoholic thing. Who do you think you are to bring up W drug use either? "When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible"-W when asked if he ever used drugs. And as far as suspicious company, would you please stop bringing up the fact that Bush and Bin Laden families have business dealings together? Sheesh it gets so old hearing about how the bin laden family members who were the only ones flying the day after 9/11. I mean you might get the idea that all the presidents have been shady for longer than we care to acknowledge
April 2, 2015 at 11:29pm
Your statement makes no sense. The driver in a bank getaway is aiding the criminals to escape. He is integral to the plan. Gays can get married without cake or photos or flowers. All that is needed is a civil official and a license.
Plus if it is sin that makes the difference, then where is the outrage about baking a cake for some heterosexual persons marrying in adultery. Homosexuality is fornication or adultery depending on the marital status of the participants.Sin is sin. Nowhere in the Bible is there a distinction made as to the genders of those in adultery or fornication…nowhere.
So if the baker bakes a cake for a couple where one has a living spouse he is, by your definition, participating in sin. For the baker to not bake a cake for another couple in adultery or fornication just because the two of them happen to be the same gender is choosing one form of sin over another. One sin he condones and the other he does not. If he condones sin he condones sin irrespective of genders or anything else.
April 2, 2015 at 11:19pm
I see their behavior as immorality. I have talked to enough gay guys to know that they have been brainwashed into thinking that they are their behavior. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sexuality is only a part of the person’s makeup. Gays have been lied to for some time now. Any random gay guy is more than gay. He is not controlled by foolish thoughts in his head or what hangs between his legs.
I love my gay friends and want them to go to paradise when they shuffle off this mortal coil. To lie to them repeatedly and tell them they only have value as sexual objects is the height of prejudice and bigotry.
 April 2, 2015 at 3:38pm
Exactly, my point. All the gay people I know, know how I feel. They know I don’t hate them. They know I don’t want them to come to harm. They know I pray for them. I have gone to the hospitals to visit those with AIDS/HIV. I’ve bailed a few out of jail. I try very hard to follow Christ’s example.
Have I made any headway? I don’t know. I plant the seed and God does the rest.
Sexual immorality and its subsequent sins seem to be pretty hard to turn around. Homosexuals aren’t the only ones having a problem letting go of an old lifestyle. I have friends and relatives that really struggle with leaving sexual immorality behind.
All I can do is spread the word. That is what I am commanded to do.
The problem is that you see their sexuality (their entire sexuality, even as monogamous partners) as sexual immorality. Now you're perfectly free to have this belief, but I don't view people who are constantly hoping to change my deepest emotional and sexual desires as friends. That's just me though
So seanconreed, you're friends are exactly like you? None of your friends have different views? You all think alike?
I see their behavior as immorality. I have talked to enough gay guys to know that they have been brainwashed into thinking that they are their behavior. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sexuality is only a part of the person's makeup. Gays have been lied to for some time now. Any random gay guy is more than gay. He is not controlled by foolish thoughts in his head or what hangs between his legs.
I love my gay friends and want them to go to paradise when they shuffle off this mortal coil. To lie to them repeatedly and tell them they only have value as sexual objects is the height of prejudice and bigotry.
 April 2, 2015 at 3:08pm
This would be one way to circumvent this issue. That is true.
I am a Christian. I don’t support the LGBTQ agenda. I DO have gay friends. I have been invited to gay weddings. I don’t attend.
I still don’t see how baking a cake or shooting a few photos is participating in a wedding. I can see if one were asked to officiate or something, maybe even sing, but providing a service is not a participation in anything. It is what it is, a service being provided.
In my own personal opinion all these instances, including the baker, photographer and florist, sound more like a personal bias or prejudice than deep religious convictions.
Exactly. You are invited to participate (invited guest) and you decline. Too much civility involved in such a straight-forward concept, I guess . . .
You are a good spin doctor if you get people to believe that "providing a service is not a participation in anything".
Try telling the judge that you were just providing a service by driving the car for the guy that robbed the bank. Providing a service is participating!
April 1, 2015 at 1:07pm
I have a problem with the whole transplant racket. This is just one more fact to add to the plethora of others which indicate a very high degree of corruption within the system. I have personally seen many people get transplants that really shouldn’t have gotten them. We all know that smokers are ALWAYS put on the bottom of the list for a lung…ALWAYS. Everyone seems OK with that particular discrimination.
There are a lot of other things that should be considerations as well. Like a 300 pound person getting a heart. How about a chronic alcoholic getting a liver. How about a completely irresponsible diabetic with a history of “noncompliance” to doctor’s orders and common sense getting a kidney. These and many more happen all the time. Most of time it involves money and lots of it.
I personally have a problem with the hospital, agencies and surgeons making billions of dollars on transplants and the families of the donor get ZERO. I understand the concept of it being a donation and therefore “trying” to eliminate the appearance of impropriety. The only way that would be 100% applicable is if the hospitals, agencies and doctors did ALL transplants for FREE. What are the chances of that.
That being said, what were these people supposed to do. Not give the kid a heart because of the possibility of future bad behavior. I am assuming there is more to his story that is here. What exactly was the nature of the “noncompliance” for which he was originally denied?