There is a story that it dates to a british police chief who used to raise pigs, but there is no written verification. HOWEVER, in the George Orwell book “Animal Farm”, the animal law makers and law enforcers are pigs. That book was standard school reading material in the 50s and 60s. In the late sixties, when the antiwar riots began, police would use tear gas to break up protests, they would obviously wear gas masks, which when donned, gave them the appearance of pigs. The term may have been used prior to, but was not widely used until the 1968 republican convention. During the riot, protesters were calling the responding officers pigs. Afterward, it made newspaper headlines stating that the police were called pigs, and it just seemed to take off from there.
[-1] October 10, 2016 at 2:28pm
I have been repeatedly surprised by the number of inmates in my facility that are pro-trump. Many of them blacks. What is NOT surprising, however, is the loathing that the illegals housed here have for the Donald.
You work at a prison and interact with them enough to have political conversations? Count me as one that would be intrigued to hear more.
Unlawful aliens hiding out in this country have been slipping through the cracks in the legal system for far too long. Guys in the bighouse know that a crackdown is coming for their amigos on the outside.
 October 6, 2016 at 5:44pm
So, whatever happened to “Attorney-Client Privilege”??????
Not that I am a rabid Trump supporter, Just wondering.
finger: Guess it depends upon what the meaning of ‘ former ‘ is.
How does this information relate to arrorney-client privilege?
Trump should sue him then - eh?
Have at it Donald
New, progressive liberal attorney ethics codes allow lawyers to say what they like about clients that the lawyers disagree with, take offense to, or find non-inclusive and when the clients are the subject of negative progressive liberal public opinion. Of course, if the client does not unequivocally support abortion, open borders, free government stuff, and the strongest efforts to curb the ever-increasing threat and reality of global climate change, all bets are off, and the attorney can unload at will.
 September 30, 2016 at 4:52pm
I wonder how many of those football players are JROTC cadets who could (and should) receive a failing grade for those actions?
September 30, 2016 at 8:34am
Milton- You do realize that Johnson wasn’t asked to “Name a world leader” he was asked to “Name a world leader THAT HE ADMIRED”.
Heck, ask me the same question and I’d be hard pressed to answer too. I know the name of lots of world leaders, I just don’t admire any of them.
 September 30, 2016 at 8:08am
I was just going to say, If the U.N. is against Trump, I may have to reconsider my dislike of him.
 September 29, 2016 at 4:13pm
While I understand Mr. Tolberts frustration, I feel I need to ask the question everyone is obviously thinking: “WHO THE HELL USES CHECKS ANYMORE????”
No, the question is who the heck would tell a millionaire to his face your check is no good?
Lot's of people do.
I still use checks. More than I use cards. Much more fraud issues with cards.
I write checks to the gardener and the exterminator and my lawyers. I write about 20 checks a year
September 29, 2016 at 3:50pm
” it was relevant to the circumstances then, not the circumstances now.”
So baically you are saying the “Precedent”is irrelevant to current litigation. I am glad you say that and hope that when something gets over turned that you support, you will not cry and whine because, you know, history is irrelevant.
 September 26, 2016 at 3:54pm
Because Obama’s vast military experience has done wonders right???
Don't blame this problem just on Obama finger, you don't come of as objective that way. In the blaze bubble , maybe so.
 September 26, 2016 at 3:52pm
I agree. The VA used to be a part of the DOD. If they would put it back there, there would be more doctors available as they could tap the active duty personnel, and better/more specific treatment for the younger more able veterans. The VA services for the long term and acute care are a necessity that I would not want privatized. I have been in several VA long term care units and know that the quality of care there is leaps and bounds above what would be provided by private sector nursing homes and rehab facilities.
 September 17, 2016 at 12:19pm
I’m sorry, I just can’t seem to muster up the will to accept the recommendations of a man who claims to be “The Emissary Of Christ”, but talks about climate change and other geopolitical buzzwords of the day. Also, he never ONCE in all his public speaking engagements, ever mentions sin, and/or the need of the salvation Jesus offers, which is really the ONLY thing he should be speaking about.
The Pope is NOT the emissary of Christ, he is a SECULAR POLITICAL LEADER elected by other political leaders who have forgotten that they are not supposed to be politicians but rather witnesses for Christ.
 September 11, 2016 at 1:44pm
Somehow, I doubt very seriously, that individual would put her life on the line. Much like the national guard children that cell phoned mommy because they were expected to go into battle without body armor and wanted mommy to raise hell (should have been court martialed) this worthless trollop will likely run and hide or flip sides when the SHTF. I wouldn’t want to have to rely on her judgement skills to protect my backside.
 August 25, 2016 at 1:00pm
I think the V.A. went to crap when they took it out from under the D.O.D. and made it its own cabinet level department. My wife is a nurse at a V.A. hospital, and she says they are often overwhelmed by the number of patients, but nurses are not doctors, and that is what they so desperately need. however, not many doctors want to work for what the V.A. pays. So, the nurses continue to do what they can do, which is mostly to try and provide comfort to the suffering. After 32 years in the long term care (nursing home) facility, my wife is desperately ready to retire.
I get my primary care from the VA Hospital, and it is adequate, although it used to be a lot better. Many of the nurses that I talk to there are not veterans, and from what I have learned, most of the big muckety mucks at the VA (mine and nationwide) ARE NOT veterans...So, IMO when the big brass making the decisions about patient care have never actually worn any brass or BDUs, they have little or no way of knowing what the veteran patient needs are, or why they need it...
 August 14, 2016 at 8:55am
Just in case you all are interested, WRAL t.v. reports that bullet holes were found in the ceiling outside the Apple Store in the mall. And as far as “They haven’t even found any shell casings” comments go, have any of you ever heard of a gun known as a REVOLVER?????? Because I have, and know that they don’t eject shell casings.
 August 4, 2016 at 7:47am
I’ve decided to throw my vote away on Gary Johnson.
 August 3, 2016 at 7:33pm
Because when you point a loaded shotgun at cops, there is no other way of ending the situation.
Point one at me and see what happens.
I tell everyone the same thing: “If my gun clears leather, one of the two of us is going to die, it just depends on which end of the gun we’re on.”
 July 20, 2016 at 3:56pm
I will ask this question again: “Were you BORN this stupid,or did you take lessons from someone!?”
 July 17, 2016 at 9:03am
possibly was an MP in the military. That counts as experience.
I went through MP OSUT with a female from Guam. She arrived in January at 17yo and left in May still 17. Watched her carry her ruck & weapon, then put a male soldiers ruck on her front and keep on trucking! S H E called him a piece of female anatomy and carried it for the next 4 miles.
Of the troops and for the troops!
 July 15, 2016 at 3:54am
kinda takes me back to the question I ask a lot of folks: “Were you BORN this stupid, or did you take lessons from someone?”