Southerners & rednecks in general, have long been the brunt of jokes and pejoratives like “inbred” “mouth breathers” “troglodytes” “knuckle draggers” “trailer trash” etc. but, we can take it, and we are proud of our rural lives & conservative values. This flag, to EVERYONE I have known, represents a pride in being Southerners and/or rednecks. Symbols mean different things to different people. Just because you’re offended, does not mean other are, or should be. Let’s respect and love each other. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right. There is no such right to not be offended. Freedom isn’t free, and we need to grow thicker skins. I’m offended by things, but I don’t force others to change, I look away or think “how sad” and move on. I don’t fly it, but I’m as country as they come, being from the mountains of KY, so I appreciate it as a symbol of pride. Call me what you want for my rural upbringing, but I’ll never be ashamed of my values or of my friends & family who aren’t as educated as the elites who preach PC & who mock us for not being like them. God gave us the rainbow as a symbol. Rainbow coalition made a flag of it. Gays appropriated that flag. So what does that flag mean? It means different things to different people, though Christians now avoid it due to its wide use as a gay pride symbol. But we don’t try to ban it.
 July 17, 2015 at 8:10pm
Rationalizing their lawlessness with your own, does not mean they shouldn’t be in prison. But it may mean that YOU SHOULD BE!
 July 17, 2015 at 8:06pm
Bibi is such a stark contrast to our President. It’s embarrassing, really!
Anxiously awaiting a real Statesman in 2017. For the foreseeable future, I’m with Ted Cruz!
July 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
I bought one of those. It didn’t work for me. Proud my state of KY has the good sense to pass this law! When I’m in a truck / car, I try to be the one behind the bikers,maps a biker myself,mi will keep a safe distance behind, and a car can rear end me and I’ll survive,mph ile my vehicle also protects the biker. As a biker, if I’m at the front at a light, I move far to the side allowing a bigger vehicle to pull up beside me,mtripping the road sensor. Today’s technology could also solve this with cameras that recognize vehicles, including motorcycles, instead of relying on a magnetic loop under the pavement which require a lot of metal to trigger it – they work like giant metal detectors.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:40pm
I expect better from the FBI & other security agencies, who tend to be more immune to political influence from administrations’ political agendas.
The vast majority of law enforcement types are on the other side. The Army is close. Home Land Security out ranks them all. Why would you expect better, especially after fort Hood?
 July 17, 2015 at 7:37pm
Transportation boards are middleman, usually serving to stifle competition. Frequently we hear of mafia involvement,,protecting taxi companies owned by such families,moron competition. It also gets a slice of the licensing fees / taxi medallions, etc. such boards are filled with progs. If not at first, soon after. Once one prof gets inside, they help recruit other progs & push out all others.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:31pm
Not everything is meant to be efficient. Perhaps it is meant to be nostalgic & draw tourists? I only hope it was funded with local money, not federal. Some towns have a group of retailers who jointly fund this sort of thing, privately, to draw customers to a part of town that is older, but quaint & appealing to tourists. I don’t know enough facts to say if any of this is true, but I’m open to the possibility.
Well, you're going to be pissed... It says right in the article that $25 Million came from the federal gov. Our tax dollars being used for "necessary" things!
 July 17, 2015 at 7:22pm
I think there are FEC regulations that address treating all presidential candidates equally.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:20pm
Post offices & social security offices are also in strip malls. And they ARE government facilities. A recruiting office is just as much a government building, whether in a mall,or an independent building. Juan’s “logic” is illogical.
Using his logic, we could carry in any government office if it’s in a mall, since he says location means the rules don’t apply in malls, only dedicated facilities.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:14pm
Driving Christians out of jobs. Leaving our military without true religious guidance while deployed under the most stressful of situations. Situations when they need God the most! This is about demoralizing & the secularism of our military. It’s about indoctrinating and controlling society & diminishing churches, which can bring about great change as did the Black Robe Regiment. We MUST stop this NOW! Our churches at home will be next. Christ said he’d deny us if we deny him & he’ll confess us before his Father, if we confess him before men.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:01pm
Dana is one classy woman!
Wish I could meet a single woman of her high caliber!
And she’s hot! Not just physically (&’she is that – no offense, Chris! LOL)
She a Christian (we are members of the same non-denominational church – the churches of Christ) & she comes from a place of love & is brave & bold & outspoken!
Surely there’s one out there like her for me too!
Glenn (and we the audience) are lucky to have her on TheBlaze!
 July 17, 2015 at 6:50pm
Reading the koran, it teaches murder. Those who adhere to their “faith” murder people. Those who don’t follow it, aren’t obeying its teachings. Good (practicing) Muslims are therefore bad people. Poor adherents may be good people, but that makes them bad Muslims. I cannot accept a “faith” that teaches murder as being a “religion” so I don’t think it deserves constitutional protection. We need higher standards of what we call a “religion.” Christians speak out and protest Westboro for their rude behavior which isn’t murder! Muslims overlook or even condone the murderous Muslims, I believe because they know that’s what their “holy” book actually teaches! Nobody I know cares to parse the difference in the factions among Muslims because we don’t see major outcry by them against the murderers among them, and the Koran tells them to house & care for those committing jihad. We need higher standards for what we consider a “religion” and shouldn’t afford constitutional protection to “faiths” that teach murder.
July 17, 2015 at 6:29pm
I’ve got an idea: Let’s ban the entire South! It can be its own country!
Erasing history precludes us from learning from it. We should preserve it.
Is anyone calling for bulldozing Auschwitz?
Symbols are interpreted. Different meanings today different people. You don’t have a right to not be offended. But we ALL have the right to free speech.
I’m part American Imdian (Native American for the PC crowd) I have Cherokee and Blackfoot grandparents on two sides of my family. I’m proud of that ancestry, and I’m not offended by symbols. My family immigrated after slavery ended, except for the ones who fought in the Revolutionary War, and received land pensions as original settlers of Fort Boonesborough, so, what is my share of reparations? Do I pay? Do I receive? It’s nonsense to me. I wasn’t alive & im responsible for MY actions, not for those of ancestors I never knew
 July 17, 2015 at 6:17pm
I would like to think that even a professional reporter would have some humanity & choose to save a life than preserve images of death. How sad we’ve sunk to this lack of respect for human life.
 July 17, 2015 at 6:10pm
It’s legalized money laundering. Lawmakers TAKE our hard earned money, and give it to their donors, who gives it to the lawmakers, who vote,totake even more of our money. And the cycle repeats. Fleecing us taxpayers to fund one party’s campaigns, while the recipients rally support for the representatives they bought.
 July 17, 2015 at 6:02pm
I prefer something left to the imagination. Scant clothing, I perceive as having less self-esteem than beautifully dressed modestly. Men have great imaginations able to fill in the blanks. But then I’m the last single man among my acquaintances. I woke up one day and realized my options had vanished. Everyone was married, and singles are not generally invited to gatherings among married couples. The few single ladies I find, are twice divorced & have 3 kids by 2 fathers. Maybe I’m too picky, but I ask myself, is this the woman I want to be the mother of my children?
Kudos to these ladies for standing up!
[-2] December 3, 2013 at 4:10am
That’s nothin! I can do a more realistic job in about 1/20th of a second with an iPhone. LOL
December 3, 2013 at 4:03am
A) No, a pass is not enough. It needn’t be financial remuneration though, it needs to be ACCOUNTABILITY – something that we seem to have all but eliminated in American society. – Fire the person who brought it into the theater. (projectionist or whoever)
B) She didn’t have enough hands to cover her kid’s eyes AND ears? I have to wonder if she had enough feet to stand up and take him out of the theater!?!? Is she crippled, lazy, or just plain stupid?
I’d have taken my kid OUT OF THERE… “PERIOD!” (to quote he-who-shall-not-be-named)
You mean you actually would have gone to a Disney movie in the first place?
December 3, 2013 at 3:54am
The argument could be made that the EPA regulation is guilty of violating the Second Amendment by infringing upon our right to keep and bear arms.
That said, it appears just to be more of our National Socialist’s/Fascistic Commies’ imposition of their will upon us all. 1)Shouldn’t those disease numbers (asthma, etc) our fascists tout be plummeting with all this “cleaner” air? The things they call “pollutants” are down significantly over the past decade(s). Shouldn’t the asthma incidence be plummeting? Instead, I see commercials talking about how it is the air causing the asthma, but online, I can find no CURRENT / UP-TO-DATE statistics on asthma.
2) How are we to defend our commie neighbors when the Chinese invade with a force of 500million troops?
If there is any truth to the belief that obama is using back-doors to violate the Second Amendment, watch for massive order(s) of lead.
December 2, 2013 at 4:27am
Does he get the upside-down mortgage that comes with it?