The problem is that no one, nosey people nor the courts, can correctly use discretion. Beatings and spankings are 2 different things. This case is not an acceptable form of physical discipline, but I wouldn’t call it a textbook “beating.” There are people who dole out black eyes and broken ribs, and we can all agree those cases require intervention immediately, however, there are also people like a guy I know who get reported, charged, and sentenced to 11/29 for spanking a 10 year old on the bottom. There is no discretion or common sense anymore.
December 15, 2014 at 5:09pm
He also had deserters shot and spies hanged. Quickly. At no point has any person ever advocated torture as a policy. It’s a false premise from which you begin your argument. The position of the Bush administration is that what they did does not constitute torture, and I agree. I’m sure all the convicts in the state pen feel that being stripped naked, blasted with a fire hose, and covered in powder is torture, too. Let’s not forget that these guys were also lucky to avoid prison rape which many American prisoners have to deal with. Sounds like a fair trade off to me.
 November 13, 2014 at 5:14pm
I’d be willing to wager this man has a Ron Paul bumper sticker on his vehicle right now.
It looks like he lives in the boonies to me anyways, so it’s not like he’s trashing up the court square. There’s something wrong with a private citizen being fined $500 a day indefinitely for some old pallets. There should be a max limit well under $80,000 dollars. That’s insane. It’s not like the man is running a landfill or a chemical factory. Good grief.
October 17, 2014 at 1:13pm
In my opinion the Bush administration didn’t even need the WMD’s to justify going in there. That was just extra pizazz to sweeten the deal for the common pessimist. In hindsight it was a mistake to have ever even included WMD’s into the public pre-war discussion. The UN violations were enough. In a post 9/11 world a message had to be sent to dictators everywhere that insubordination regarding weapons with mass killing capabilities would not be tolerated. I also think it’s funny that there are America haters in here speculating what chemical weapons were found were automatically of American origin from the 70′s and 80′s. There is no evidence any or all of the chemicals are tied to us. None. Maybe some shells.
April 30, 2014 at 4:33pm
CNN doesn’t even have this anywhere on their website. They’re trying to hide it like it isn’t happening. How cute.
April 25, 2014 at 3:41pm
I figured out a way to get Democommies to get on board with the 2nd Amendment: A proposal to give every eligible adult American citizen a free pistol with their Obamaphones and EBTs. Boom.
 April 22, 2014 at 6:13pm
Is it illegal or physically threatening to video a police officer? It seems to be the norm to seize by force all cameras and phones on sight. Something needs to be done about this.
"RODNEY KING" syndrome....I betcha...she's an ILLEGAL that goes into the service...somehow becomes a DI...leaves the service...takes the test (with a lot of HELP) becomes a cop and thinks that she can conduct herself in the same matter as she had done in the service....I still betcha...she an ILLEGAL...she feared for her life !!!!....she has a problem...CALL FOR BACK-UP....and this regime wants women like this to go shoulder to shoulder on patrol and in a fire-fight with guys like me.....No F_____Way !!!!!
April 22, 2014 at 12:51pm
It’s amazing someone like that could be trusted to the Supreme Court. It’s a mockery and a disgrace.
March 26, 2014 at 7:45pm
Why is that controversial? My how things have changed in 30 years. Remember back when stores closed on Sunday? It wasn’t that long ago.
Yes. Now that would be considered unconstitutional. How far we have slipped.
March 26, 2014 at 6:19pm
That’s going to ruin college sports forever.
March 26, 2014 at 12:08pm
Duh! It’s in Egypt! That’s what they do over there. Remember the Arab Spring?
March 24, 2014 at 8:03pm
I kind of like him. If you think he’s bad you should check out some of the other Memphis officials.(Fullilove, Ford, etc.) Joe Brown is a saint comparatively.
March 20, 2014 at 4:53pm
Glenn needs Dinovite.
March 19, 2014 at 6:55pm
Good grief, the man said he didn’t rap about bragging on money and hoes or shooting people. He didn’t claim to be Leave it to Beaver. Smoking the reefer is not bragging of money, hoes, or shooting people. Not the same thing.
March 19, 2014 at 12:44pm
When a tornado hits a parts shop and spits out a fully assembled, functional automobile I’ll believe in random evolution of the universe.
I remember...and then further SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH revealed that a mistake had been made and scientists accepted that. Glad you mentioned it.
March 19, 2014 at 12:22pm
It cracks me up when an Al Gore groupie tries to tell other people about “solid” science. #manbearpig
March 13, 2014 at 7:32pm
If it’s good enough for Bonnie and Clyde it’s good enough for that s.o.b.
[-1] March 13, 2014 at 7:24pm
Astrophysicists and climatologists entire fields are speculative in their very nature. They can only formulate theories based on a relatively short time of observation never considering that the entire theory is held together by a host of other “accepted theories.” It’s a big math equation. The thing is, in order get X they must also assume that Y and Z are eternally absolute. Accepted science is often changed a year or ten down the road. For example, why won’t scientists accept the idea that radioactive decay rates might not have always been constant while they’re more than happy to suggest the distance which the moon drifts farther from the Earth every year was somehow much, much smaller billions of years ago and thus not constant? (Fact: If the distance and rate were constant it would be impossible to explain the “Earth is billions of years old” theory because it would suggest the moon was actually touching the Earth 1.4 billion years ago.)