I've changed my mind on this question over the years, but today I'm strongly coming down on the side of the 'fool'.
 May 14, 2015 at 11:12pm
If you’re offended by the flag, leave the country.
May 13, 2015 at 5:56pm
It will be interesting to see if that growth among conservative protestant churches continues. Much of it has been due to conservative members leaving the liberal churches and going over to the conservative wing of their denominations. Once all the conservatives have left the mainline protestant churches and those churches have petered away to irrelevancy, we’ll see if the conservative churches are able to maintain their growth rate.
I wonder about that too. It seems like the world and society and young people are moving ever more in a liberal direction, so where do new conservatives come from? I half-jokingly think they come from liberal parents and adopt opposing views just to tick their parents off.
 May 11, 2015 at 11:37pm
I’ll be glad to trade my white privilege for your millions Michelle. And don’t bother thanking us for all the million dollar vacations you took at our expense. We know how difficult it must have been for you and your family to take vacations at expensive hotels and resorts when money is no object. And then there’s the world class cuisine that you have to suffer at the White House, and the butlers and maids, the private secretaries hanging on your every word, the private school for your children, the private parties with world famous entertainers, visits from international leaders begging for your attention, the private security guards. As I write this I have to choke back my tears and muffle my sobs as I think “how could we have done this to you? How could we have subjected you to this almost unheard of level of luxury: How could we have been so cruel and (shall I say it?) racist, to make you one of the most influential women in the world as first lady? Will you ever forgive us for electing your husband? I ask myself, “how can she endure 8 long years of people waiting on her hand and foot and then leave the White House as a multimillionaire with free lifetime healthcare, pension, security protection and the prospect of making millions more in speaking fees and appearances?” It seems that no human could bear such a terrible burden. But then it occurred to me that you are able to bear it by being the most ungrateful person ever to live in this country.
And--America accepted her Mother living in the white house too, on tax payer dollars, when they surely could have gotten her an appartment near by.... You are the first one in the white house, Michelle, who brought your mother to live there too... Fine, we said. Yet amazingly, you still complain. I said the same thing years ago. Obama had those people in the palm of his hand when he won the first time around, his supporters. They could have done so much good for race relations. Instead they set us back decades...and whine and blame. I am so sick of this. Can't wait til they are out of office.
The President receives a salary. His private living expenses, the day-to-day stuff is paid for out of his salary. Only official entertaining is paid for at taxpayer expense. The servants belong to the residence, not the President. Many have worked there for decades. They get paid the same regardless of who is living there. The expenses of their security details, when they travel, are subject to the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) and they have to file claims with receipts. Private guests on Air Force One pay their airfare at commercial rates or the First Family pays it for them. It isn't "on the taxpayer dime". It is hard living in the White House because everyone is always looking at you, and some people make-up lies or spread vicious rumors or believe them when they hear them. I wouldn't want that job for all the fancy State Dinners and elegant gowns
 May 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
What would be shocking is a headline reading “Obama didn’t lie today.”
This is truly making a mountain out of a mole hill. Who cares if the ball was under-inflated by 1 pound. Can anyone produce a scintilla of evidence that it has any effect whatsoever on the outcome of a game? But the NFL is treating this like its the crime of the century.
Then get rid of the regulation on how many PSI is required. But if there is a regulation, then it should be followed. If there was no punishment here, why would anyone follow it?
No question that it has very little if any affect on the outcome of the game. But that's beside the point.
Why is it a rule then? Why bother deflating the balls, lying about it, and paying the equipment manager in sneakers and autographed jerseys if, as you claim, it has no effect whatsoever on the outcome of a game?
 May 11, 2015 at 7:36pm
If it weren’t for white European males, this woman would be living in a hut with no electricity, or hot water, or plumbing, or medicine, or TV, or a car, and without much in the way of clothing or shoes, and a hundred other things she takes for granted in modern society, all invented by white males she so despises.
” we protect the fundamental right of all peoples to practice their faith how they choose…” as long as you don’t talk about it in public or let beliefs influence your actions.
 May 8, 2015 at 6:01pm
” we protect the fundamental right of all peoples to practice their faith how they choose..” “and did I mention that if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan?”
 May 4, 2015 at 5:51pm
What hypocrites. While CNN and Camerota make their living off the first amendment, they criticize those who are fighting to preserve it. While they themselves are too fearful to do anything to preserve their own freedoms, they don’t hesitate to enjoy the benefits of other people’s sacrifices made in preserving those freedoms.
 May 4, 2015 at 5:31pm
What is gained? You communicate to the extremists and all enemies of freedom that you will not be intimidated by their threats and assaults. You show them that you will not roll over and play dead at their request so that they can then walk all over you. We have spilled a lot of blood to win and preserve our freedoms, are we now just going to voluntarily surrender them?
May 3, 2015 at 11:05pm
We’re witnessing the corruption of our legal system by people who have no business be lawyers.
“But why would you deny equal protection under the law for those seeking to practice what they believe (yet are being prevented by government)? It seems un-American to me.” GaryNOVA
They are not being denied equal protection under the law. Gays already have the same right to marry and under the same rules as anyone else. They just don’t like the rules, and want to be exempted from the rules that govern everyone else. The equal protection argument is bogus.
 May 3, 2015 at 10:31pm
Yea, what’s wrong with being a slave of the state?
 May 1, 2015 at 4:09pm
This reminded me of the comic poster of Matt Taylor of the ESA after successfully landing the Philae spacecraft on the comet. The caption read “I just land a spaceship on a moving comet and I’m being criticized for my shirt by people who can’t parallel park.”
May 1, 2015 at 3:43pm
“I have heard your calls for no justice, no peace, however your peace is seriously needed as I work to deliver justice,” she said.” Sounds like the city is bringing these charges to satisfy the blood lust of the crowd. We’ll give you these six cops, just don’t burn our city down. Bad precedent. Is she going to deliver justice or deliver sacrificial lambs to the crowd crying for blood.
 April 30, 2015 at 10:27am
Let’s see a map showing which areas of the country are the most totalitarian. I’m sure it will correlate with Democrat strongholds.
How would you measure that? The number of laws or only certain types of laws?
April 29, 2015 at 11:40am
Of course it’s true that Obama doesn’t kill babies himself (except by drone strikes), he just supports the practice of partial birth abortion, which is the killing a full term baby in the birth canal just moments before it takes its first breath. So I guess you could say Obama supports the killing of babies.
 April 29, 2015 at 11:14am
“As Baltimore’s poorest kids are left hungry due to school closure (no school lunch), @WholeFoods feeds the oppressor” Rania Khalek
And how is feeding school kids is the responsibility of Whole Foods and not the Democrats who run the City and the schools? The real oppressors are the Democrats who have destroyed the city and the schools.
 April 29, 2015 at 11:07am
And they are going hungry because of the Democrats who run the city and schools.
Or maybe it's because Republicans won't support the food stamp program?
The phoney food stamp program is there to hoodwink progs into voting for Dems and not hanging them. It is a ruse to hide the fact that there are no jobs and that most of the jobs have flown overseas. Hold the govt responsible for the fact that your kids are hungry. It is their fault for destroying the economy with all of the BS regulations. Whole foods didn’t chase the jobs overseas. The mighty glory of the US govt that YOU voted for did that. Feed your own kids with money that you yourself earn. My wife and I do.