Here is the easiest way to stop all the bathroom BS….guys, just refuse to lift seats while taking a leak in either bathroom – your choice. The ladies will soon tire of sitting in pee splashes, or having to wipe the seat. Better yet, make sure you miss the whole toilet at least enough for them to have to worry about getting pee from the floor on their shoes, pants, etc. If they can find no splash-free restrooms, they’re sure to pitch a fit.
Women tend to splash the seats too, as we hover over the seat in order not to catch cooties.....
I just complained about this today after I went into a gender neutral restroom after a man. Pee on the seat - UGH! If there are no urinals (which would gross me out if they did), then it's either a peed on pot or a saluting seat that we have to pull down. This just gets completely INSANE. I am a woman who now feels discriminated against so the gender confused won't. SICK.
 April 14, 2016 at 11:47pm
There used to be a show on TV where they would pit different warriors from different parts of history or the world against one another, and do analysis on the effectiveness of their weapons. In one episode where they pitted the American Mafia against the Japanese Yakuza, I remember just how damaging that ol’ Louisville Slugger was to that hanging pig carcass. Like a machete, a baseball bad is only as good or as evil as the person possessing it. So can we ban baseball bats in NY now, and finally rid the MLB of the Yankees?
 April 12, 2016 at 7:44pm
Isn’t it funny how what this young man thought was a good thing, turned out to be a bad thing, but only when it started impacting him personally. Just wait until you graduate, get a job, and start paying taxes young man. You think you’re impacted by the radical left now…
Once he enters the real world, and he looks to be one who will make it, he will be welcomed into the conservative party.
 April 6, 2016 at 8:07pm
I read the letter. So basically the superintendent is saying all those who live within walking distance and are walking/being picked up, MUST wait until after the students getting rides. How is that NOT a school official deciding what is best for your kid over what the parent wants? If I’m a parent, and I walk to pick up my kid, you’re telling me I have to wait for what the school official even admitted was a long ordeal (getting the kids to their rides)? No thank you. If school is out at 2:30, and I’m there to pick up my kid at 2:30, the kid should go home at 2:30. I went to schools much larger than this one, and there was never a problem. All the kids went running out the door after the bell rang. If the situation in that community is so dangerous that the school is thinking they have to enact these draconian measures to protect the kids, then they really need to have the police spend more time arresting troublemakers and gang members and leave the parents alone.
If you can't wait a measly 20 extra minutes to pick up your kid, then there's something wrong with you and you should probably be home-schooling anyway.
 April 6, 2016 at 7:52pm
I’m so sick of hearing about white privilege, male privilege, hetero privilege, etc. The American dream for over 250 years has been to work hard and provide your children a better life and future than you had. My grandfather and father worked their hind ends off to make that a reality, and I in turn, did the same for my kids. It’s not privilege, it’s called work ethic.
 April 4, 2016 at 9:17pm
Just wait until their first employer (if they ever get a job outside of the “safety” of academia) and their employer decides to give them feedback about their performance. It is then that they will realize that the only reason a business is in business is to make money, and you either help or hinder that pursuit. It cares not for your feelings as an individual. If college is meant to prepare people for their careers, you would think they might want to experience a little this a bit before graduating. Call it “Reality 101: The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You.”
I can't think of any company who will even offer any of these peeps a job.
 April 4, 2016 at 9:05pm
While I personally still love this country (at least for now, the way the socialists are taking it, we;ll have to wait and see) I do respect the rights of others to offer their opinion – aka the first amendment. I may not agree with their opinion, but I damn sure don’t remember any protections within the Bill of Rights about the right to not be offended. Too bad the liberals can’t figure that out as it would save us from these crazy lawsuits for discrimination.
 March 11, 2016 at 8:55pm
ROFL. This is the candidate who won’t be intimidated? He ducks and covers for protesters? Good luck with Putin, Iran, or ISIS.
Excellent comment, USAF_SP. I honestly don't know why Trump supporters thinks this guy is tough. I mean, when you have to buy Bush Brothers steaks and try to pass them off as your own because you cannot take valid criticism, that's pretty weak.
March 8, 2016 at 9:35pm
Unfortunately, there’s no law that states you have to give the names. You can simply not answer any investigative questions. While it sucks in this case, the law is in place to protect innocents from being prosecuted for failure to comply with an investigation.
 March 6, 2016 at 2:14pm
Easiest question of the day to answer. The establishment hates Trump because he’s not at all conservative, and his ideology changes based on his business needs. The establishment hates Cruz because he’s too conservative for the RINOS, and Cruz understands that compromise means more that the right cow-towing to the left to get any bi-partisan action done.
 January 7, 2016 at 7:41pm
And as I watched this, my mind went back to the brave men and women who fought in the Korean war. The old black and white photos of Soldiers and Marines, out in the freezing cold, with the thousand-yard-stare. How did America get so far apart in just two generations?
We came in through your churches. We came in through your schools.
We are the Communist International.
I lost an Uncle over there that I never even got to know... Stepped on one of their damn mines. This is America's shame.
The old Manchurian Candidate movie with Frank Sinatra was supposed to be a wake up call. They told us how they were going to do it in Pavlov style.
 December 5, 2015 at 11:42am
To the editorial staff at the NYT: I am using my 1A rights to inform you that I will never give up my 2A rights and will defend my 4A rights. And if you don’t like that, I can’t force you to, but I and millions of other Americans wish that you would exercise your 5A rights.
Must have a set of those gangsta night sights that mount on the side of the slide. ;o)
 December 4, 2015 at 9:34pm
And who or what determines who goes on the “No Fly List?” The FBI? The CIA? The IRS? Who has the authority to change what criteria puts someone on this list? Seems like a total end-around the 2A if you ask me. Some bureaucrat (after his pockets were lined by the right politician) changes the No-Fly List criteria to include any Veteran based on PTSD concerns. Since the No-Fly List isn’t constitutionally protected, or even determined by some sort of vetting process, it’s easy to change. Viola’ = DeFacto disarming.
Man, I hope to God you active duty guys are behind Trump! (ok, or Cruz, but Trump first)
 October 30, 2015 at 8:28pm
Once, when I was stationed overseas, there was a fight at our NCO club involving a bunch of deployed Marines. It was like 100 of them, and like 12 of us Air Force cops that had to do something to resolve it. That math doesn’t work…especially with Marines, LOL! So, our flight chief stationed a K9 unit at exits at each end of the building. Then he got on a bullhorn and announced “Military Dogs off Leash!” and signaled to let the dogs go. Never seen so many “no longer violent” people stream out the central entrance of a building in my entire life. I don’t know why the same couldn’t work here. Just sayin….
That is a very slippery slope. Perhaps in a future session in congress someday they pass a law that says anyone who identifies as a conservative is mentally ill? I mean, hey, our side says it all the time that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” Once you pass a law that says the mentally ill should be denied access to firearms, you open the door to a whole lot of unintended loopholes for them to take guns from anyone they disagree with. Ever taken an SSRI for depression? Even years ago? BAM. Mentally ill. Ever serve in the military? Easy to pass a “spending bill to help the poor vets” that contains language that could be interpreted that any vet could have a mental illness. BAM. Buh-bye guns for vets. See how the game works?
If you like your guns, you can keep your guns. How’d that work out the last couple of times? What blows me away is that he actually came out and said we should allow civilians to buy assault weapons. But um, Mr. President, isn’t the 2nd Amendment all about ensuring the citizens can rise up against a tyrannical government? Kind of hard to do if you don’t at least have the same small arms capability. Show me a police department in America these days outgunned by someone with an Assault Rifle. Seriously. Every PD has AR-15s, M4s, etc. And a lot have MRAPS. So yeah. Take your comments about not selling assault rifles to civilians and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine. Law Enforcement, at ANY level (Federal, State, Local) is NOT a special class of citizen with more rights, but that seems to be forgotten by those in the beltway.
 October 23, 2015 at 7:12pm
I had the pleasure of being stationed with Captain Hennings at RAF Bentwaters, United Kingdom. 81st Tactical Fighter Wing. He didn’t know me from Adam, LOL. I was just some airman cop who would check his ID before entering the restricted area. But what I do know of him, he’s a totally stand-up guy and I’m proud to have served with him.
October 14, 2015 at 8:11pm
@vaman – Really? Because there was recently a story on here about how the US Supreme Court was debating on whether or not to take a case where a state passed a law outlawing “assault rifles” and other high-capacity, semi-automatic weapons. Let’s say they take that case, and rule in favor of the state. Now there is a precedence for it to be done federally. How many people own such a weapon? How many wouldn’t turn theirs in? How many doors would then have to be kicked in? See, the problem with the left is that they hate the jack-booted thugs. They even try and spin that the conservatives ARE the jack-booted thugs. But what they don’t realize, is that their Socialist, equality, rainbows and unicorns society can only exist if there ARE jack-booted thugs willing to kick in doors. And unfortunately there are all-too-many people who would be just fine being those thugs kicking in doors.
October 12, 2015 at 8:29pm
I’m probably going to upset some folks here, but I agree with Olive Garden’s right to refuse service. But probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. I agree because law enforcement officers should not be treated as a different class of citizen. In fact, our Constitution specifically prohibits creating special classes of citizens with more rights than others. Maybe when more restaurants and retailers start treating cops the same way they treat the rest of us, LEOs won’t be all up in our business every time we open carry. The holier than thou attitude that we see so much of from our police lately starts with the way they are treated outside of their responses. Why can they speed, park in handicapped areas, talk on the phone while driving, carry openly in an establishment where the ownership has decided to adopt a no firearms policy? It must really be shocking to them to suddenly become a serf.
This is the first time I’ve ever posted an uncertain opinion but you make a good point USAF.
I’m not sure if I agree with you but I do know that employees do not have the right to refuse service apart from management permission and management cannot enforce such policies apart from their corporate owners. It is creating confusion and embarrassment. Police are unnecessarily offended and sincere people are losing their jobs.
I understand what you are saying, but as a 17 year leo in AZ, I would be a fool to sit in a public place in full uniform and unarmed. It is not a matter of arrogance or a holier-than-thou type attitude. It is a matter of safety. I would be a target for sure if some thug, criminal type, etc saw me in my uniform without my duty weapon.
Entering a business open to the general public is the exact same thing as walking on a sidewalk. Businesses are public places. Open to anyone who is not breaking the law or disrupting the business.
If a business wants to evade the Public Place laws they have to require membership.
Therefore they have no right to discriminate against anyone and that includes licensed gun owners or Police Officers.
Not upset but totally disagree given the context of the story. He wasn't asking for anything special. Open carry laws don't apply to police officers in the field. He was in full uniform. The fact he was technically off the clock shouldn't matter. If a robbery were in progress it would not have mattered to him whether he were on the clock or not. I'm sure he would have performed his duty...