If the roles were reverses and these idiots had their kid in the grip of the gorilla they would be singing a different tune. To be animal rights activist I guess the requirements are that you not be a parent where you might put a kid in front of your activism.
 May 29, 2016 at 3:09pm
I agree with Funkelstein, enough is enough. The F B I needs to get some testicles and arrest her or at least bring charges against her. If Hillary were a Republican she would be in prison.
 May 29, 2016 at 2:59pm
The officer should have turned and went back to his car when he saw that the driver was black. He would have been charged with a hate crime for pulling them over as they were protected by Obama’s “Hate Crime” law.
 May 27, 2016 at 10:19am
“The main vice of Capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of Socialism is the even distribution of misery.” – Winston Churchill
So if Capitalism is our choice how do we deal with the problem of "uneven distribution of prosperity"?
Stupid says as stupid is, right salamat_po?
Prosperity is a condition that you bring upon yourself. Historically, it has never been a function of the government, and common sense dictates that it never should be.
My suggestion is better yourself and go get a better job. Or, better yet, start your own business and make something of yourself.
Capitalism allows you to get off your tired, lazy @ss and go make something of yourself. No government intervention is necessary. Socialism steals from the prosperous and hands it to the lazy who remain lazy and wait for their next government installment. Go make something of yourself.
salamat-po, we get the government out of the "business" of regulating private citizens and their businesses.
salamat_po, The tools and methods to create prosperity are available to all, especially in the United States. Not all will choose to put in the time or effort to create real and lasting prosperity, especially when the government makes it easy not to.
Then, there are candidates like Bernie Sanders who want to use the government to take wealth, created and nurtured by others, to give to those who will give him their vote. After all, "democratic socialism" is just 51% deciding on what and how much they're going to steal from the other 49%.
So if I can paraphrase the replies: "Work hard and you will succeed"
What about those who work hard all their lives only to scrape by? Perhaps due to bad luck or perhaps because in a fallen world there will always be those who will not play by the rules and hold others back. What do we do with those who are unable to work hard, not through laziness but because of physical or mental limitations?
@StampOutStupid: not sure if the "you" in your statements are directed to me or the general "you" as in everyone else. But I can assure you that I do work very hard and have been with the same company for over 10 years working up from an entry level position to a position with a six figure salary. That was after working to put myself through school.
Easy Salamat, get off your ass and work for it. No one owes you anything.
@Raven911 Where did I say that they do?
Sorry to break the news to you and all of the other dreamworld residents, but NOTHING in life is ever a guarantee. You will only succeed if you work hard and try. But that will never, ever guarantee you success, nor will any attempt at even distribution of wealth. You can do everything right, have the best mind, the best conditioning, have worked the hardest in the history of mankind for what you want, and misfortune can still strike. We can't legislate it away; we can't make others pay for our misfortune. The only way out is to try. This life is a journey and a time to learn and grow from all we experience, or endure, no matter if you are born with everything, have been able to be successful, or have failed and still tried.
Socialism, and/or Communism, taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots, only ensures: mediocrity; failure seen as success; a complete and ever-increasing divide between the ruling class and the working class (of which it ensures into existence, despite espousing the contrary when it attacks capitalism); inability of the people to live free; and eventual ruin for a nation.
@salamat_po - help should come from family, friends & the church; the government needs to butt out. That's one of the many blessings of having children, you know, to help you when you're old or can't help yourself.
You raise some valid points. The physically and mentally disabled as well as the elderly who are no longer able to work and orphans are the ones who need assistance – from public and private sources. The problem is we have too many able bodied and able minded who shun personal responsibility and are parasites on society when the resources they take should go to those who are not able to take care of themselves.
Until we can find a way to replace the lazy mental attitude of government dependence and victimhood which is destructive and self-defeating with personal responsibility in areas such as respecting parents, teachers and the rule of law, disavowing the use of drugs to escape, responsible parenting, applying oneself at school including doing the homework, sexual responsibility, men behaving as gentlemen and women behaving as ladies, supporting gangsta entertainers, coddling and excusing criminal behavior, aborting the value of life, etc., the goal of prosperity will be elusive to many.
Another big picture view of promoting prosperity relates to the economy as a whole. To the extent that the government interferes inappropriately with a market driven private sector the economy is hindered and prosperity for more people is made that much more difficult, which leads to the victimhood mentality and the cry for more government interference which leads to less prosperity for all except the very wealthy and many government leaders (how convenient). continued...
continued from above....
In other words the bigger the economic pie the more pie there is to go around. Conversely the smaller the economic pie the less pie there is to go around and the more poor you have fighting over crumbs.
Thanks everyone for the good replies. I am in no way anti-capitalism however I believe it has it's drawbacks as well as Churchill's quote points out. Some fall through the cracks and sometimes it can foster greed and these things can lead to unjustified inequalities. In a nutshell I'm looking for how can we take care of the "widows and orphans" that James talks about in the bible and live the spirit of Matthew 25:40 in a economic system that is inherently survival of the fittest.
If you look through the history of early America you will find that the "widows and orphans" were supported mainly by the local churches, or through national organizations run through mainline denominations. There was little governmental involvement because it wasn't needed. In modern times this has slowly eroded due to ever increasing regulations as governmental forces seek to take over the role, often without the long-term interests of those people in mind, nor Biblical principles in place
Salamat, " In a nutshell I’m looking for how can we take care of the “widows and orphans” that James talks about in the bible and live the spirit of Matthew 25:40..."
Exactly why this appears in the Bible. We are called to take care of widows and orphans as an outflow of our personal walk with God not as a mandate from some government entity. The Church has always done a better job of helping the poor than governments because the blessing of God is on giving, not on taking.
Friends---Don't feed the troll.
He doesn't want an answer.
Render him moot by not even acknowledging him.
All trolls need to be treated this way.
Since all earned wealth comes as a result of productivity and not everyone is equally productive, it is only natural for there to be an uneven distribution of wealth, and there is nothing wrong with it. Some people make choices that pretty much guarantee them not being wealthy - but those are choices for which no one is responsible but themselves.
Bernie likes to point to Sweden as a great example of his "utopian" vision.
Hey Bernie, Sweden doesn't really have a socialist economy. A few programs here and there, doesn't make it the same.
Socialism has failed everywhere that it's been implemented. It doesn't make everyone equal, it simply makes everyone miserable except for the ruling class.
@Fred Noonan I don't think you know what a troll is. A troll isn't someone who has a difference of opinion. Are you that unsure of you ideas that you are afraid of dialog?
 May 26, 2016 at 12:11pm
Even if it happened today nothing would happen to the perverts.President Obama and a lot of Senators and Congressmen have given them free rein to kids by allowing them to dress up as Transgenders and go into the restrooms. I won’t allow my grand kids into one by themselves.
Saying 'all Transgenders are pedophiles' has much less evidence in fact than saying 'Republican House Speakers are pedophiles'. Dennis Hastert/Moral Majority.
To be fair, turkey didn’t say all (or any) transgenders were child molesters. He said government policies allow bad people to dress up as transgenders.
For the record, if you look at numbers, there are a LOT more sex offenders than there are transgenders.
Before the left decided to make this the issue of the year, real transgendered people were going into the restrooms in which they felt comfortable, AND NOTHING HAPPENED. This isn’t about LGBT-XYZ-EIEIO, it’s about government controlling every single doggone thing.
 May 26, 2016 at 12:05pm
Well, you can’t get any more transparent than that!
Ahhh, the smell of transparency, oh, wait a minute, I changed my mind, smells like same Oblammie crapola!
 May 24, 2016 at 5:27pm
If this bill becomes law another state will be added to my no fly list.
 May 23, 2016 at 8:05am
Trump should also have mentioned her buddy, Michael Bloomberg who has spent $$$ hundreds of millions promoting any gun bill and Senators like Shumaker..A lot of people go to these marches to remove guns and kill the Second Amendment. where Bloomey is given a speech while his armed body guards lurk all around him carrying AR-15′s with 30 round clips. One of his pet projects is to ban any clip that holds more than 10 rounds of ammo. These anti-gun politicians just want guns for the Elite and no guns for the little people to protect their families.
Hillary can’t understand that while she is always protected by Secret Service people with guns the rest of us Little people aren’t. We don’t want to be caught holding a phone and hear a 911 operator tell us an officer will be there to protect us in 15 to 30 minuets as an armed bad guy is kicking down our door.
 May 22, 2016 at 9:36am
Now is the time for some young conservatives to get together and form ButtBook and give Suckerberg some competition. They could make a bunch of money in the process. If they had relaxed rules the young folks would jump to it.
Wasn't that supposed to be what Twitter was for? I hate it worse because all it is about is contention and being mean and rude to people. Real easy to do when you aren't face to face. Real easy to do any time if your name is Trump.
FB already has cpmpetition. And that competition is tumblr.
 May 19, 2016 at 6:29pm
A small school near Shawnee Oklahoma with a Liberal Superintendent and some of his cronie liberal teachers decided they needed to change the Red Skin mascot name. The parents were upset and the Potawatomi Indian tribe whose area the school is in, came out and told these idiots that they were honored for the use of Red Skins. Many of their kids go to the school and play sports. I can’t remember the scools, name but it is west of Shawnee and Ok. City.
I'm Potawatomi, and just today i asked the station manager if i could take off in June for the family reunion festival. And after about three minutes of him laughing and trying to pronounce Potawatomi and joking about "only good injuns"... Im a mail carrier and he has no idea i could go to eeo and hang his ass. I won't though because it would fix nothing, he would still be an idiot.
 May 18, 2016 at 4:33pm
New York City and the whole state has been on my no fly list for at least 10 years so this new law does no effect me. I would be put is jail or prison if I went there any way as I have a conceals carry license and New York is one of those states that won’t recognize it. Shucks, citizens living there can’t even get a C C L license.I don’t understand why more companies like Glen Beck’s don’t move out to another state, like Texas or Florida that don’t have state income taxes.
 May 18, 2016 at 4:18pm
Hillery has a lot of experience lying! That is how Hillery and Bill Clinton survived Jennifer Gate, White Water Gate, Vince Foster Gate, Travel Gate, Monica Gate and Master Bate Gate.
 May 18, 2016 at 4:11pm
Their closets need to be checked for any skeletons that someone like Obama can find and then blackmail them, like he did Chief Justice Roberts. Even if they dropped their pants and mooned themselves to little Susie, when they were eleven years old should exclude them from the list.
 May 18, 2016 at 3:55pm
Come on folks, these are federal employees and everyone knows you can’t fire a federal employee. That is why the child molester was paid $55,000 to walk away. Probably his union steward told him to take the deal.
Flyovercindy, I'm with you 100%. We are too apathetic, settling for commenting on internet sites, but not doing anything to stop it. Contact your congressman now!
 May 18, 2016 at 3:48pm
Obama thinks his little magic pen solves all problems and him and his staff never think a problem through.Most companies will just send workers home and let the rest of the staff pick up the slack. Then there are those companies that will just make salaried employees hourly employees.
 May 17, 2016 at 7:52pm
My 93 year old aunt read this article and laughed. She said, “when she and some of her friends sit on a bench in a public area, they usually talk about their gout, bad dentures or hemorrhoid problems.”
[-1] May 17, 2016 at 7:46pm
If the talk is in a public place it is open game for the plucking! It’s the same deal, where a criminal puts out evidence in his trash and the law picks it up and use it against him in court. Their lawyers always put on a good show to justify their $1,000 an hour but the judge has to allow it.
The trash one ticks me off, since it's unlawful to burn in most places, unlawful to stockpile garbage and it has to be gotten rid of. Putting it in a sealed garbage bin brings an expectation of privacy in my mind.
 May 13, 2016 at 10:24am
Even here in Oklahoma the liberal teachers are doing this. One of my grand sons got one for some class project and he showed it to me. I told him that back in my day there was only one award for a winner and the rest of the class just worked harder to be number # 1. I told him I worked hard and became the spelling bee champ and went on to district to represent my grade. My 8 year grand son is now the winner and all the rest of the class is trying to beat him as he is following in my foot steps..
Wonderful! Competition is a great motivator. The liberals are the ones who have foisted this 'participation' concept on the schools, so no one 'feels bad'. Hey, get over it and grow up. There is nothing to compare with the feeling of being #1 in something, anything! That's why so many employees don't strive to better themselves and settle for mediocrity.
When you were spelling be champ they must not have quizzed you on the word ‘grandson’. What kind of district has a spelling bee contestant that can’t spell that?
 May 12, 2016 at 8:18pm
I hope all these kids mom’s and dad’s don’t ever kick their poor protected kids out of the nest! That nasty old world out there will freak them out as bosses and co-workers get in their faces and they get their asses chewed out. No wonder so many kids in their early 20′s commit suicide. That safe zone can’t be taken every where you go!