1) His economic knowledge and track record of turning around broken and failing companies is outstanding. The man REALLY knows how economies work and how to manage them.
2) He might not be a pure conservative but he is straight forward, honest, and we know there are no vices hiding in that closet to embarrass the USA.
3) His foreign policy was good. Support for our allies, especially Israel, seeing Russia and China as the biggest threats on the horizon, no nukes of any kind for Iran, and finish the fight by eliminating all the jihadis like ISIS, HAMAS, Hezbollah around the world
Yeah I knew he was a little light on the socialized healthcare front but he did want to repel and replace the ACA (Obamacare) on day one, so that was a plus as well.
Yeah he was also a little out of touch with the whole Common Core issue but I was hoping that being the good CEO he was, he would surround himself with the best and brightest and let them DO THEIR JOBS and maybe clean up the system a bit.
I wasn’t expecting a Ronald Reagan or Calvin Coolidge but I was expecting someone that would at the worst would fix the economy and turn back the deficits and debt issues and keep everything else Status Quo. I was hoping and praying that his faith in GOD would turn him towards the libertarian conservative Constitutionalist viewpoint, at least give them a voice, and maybe just maybe he would move as far right as he could as fast as he could.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:54am
you are correct that obama went to punahoe and it is a rich private prep school but not all of it is asian or was when he was there his rich white grandparents paid for it.
you are correct about the anti haloe sentiment in pockets of hawaiian culture, mainly the leeward sides of the islands where the still native populous live.
most hawaii state teachers can not afford to send their kids to punahoe they barely make 50k a year. i know, i looked into working there. you make much more by teaching at a private school
maybe not the richest but the best private school on Hawaii is actually the Kamehmeha school which is free for those of Hawaiian ancestry of a certain percentage. they actually teach hawaiian culture, language, and tradition along with the three R’s. it was set up by the last queen and has an endowment over $1 Billion now
but that is not the point
Hawaii has been a leftie state since becoming a state there has always been a big anti white anti rich anti US sentiment in a large part of the state. that with obama’s parents and grandparents and his mentors …he was raised to be an America hating Marxist revolutionary and learned to lie and hide it very well he hid in chicago and grew up with them all around him and they choose him to be their puppet leader andnhe playednthe role perfectly.
when the marxists got control of the Dem party, it was only a matter of lying to get him into office and the MSM happily went along
 February 19, 2015 at 8:52pm
Monk N37 has addressed this.
The signs are Navy Silver White Jaguar Power and there is a Down as well. They are part of a school cheer but some students intentionally put up the white and power signs together.
They left similar signs on our bus as well as crapping in the bus.
I am sure it was just idiots trying to be funny but they totally crossed the line
February 19, 2015 at 8:48pm
The Blaze actually left out the white power signs left at our school bus and then fact that some flower mound students took sh$$s in our bus.
They intentionally rearranged the school cheer signs to attack our boys. Even their coach was upset over it. The game was great and we aren’t whining about the loss in triple OT but this has affected all of Plano East and injected ignorance into things more than likely just as a joke by some idiots trying to be funny.
Thing is Flower Mound isn’t exacly lilly white either. Think what race relations on their campus is like now.
 February 19, 2015 at 8:42pm
N37 already addressed this as did I. See some other posts. The cards were part of a cheer but the students involved made a conscious effort to put white and power up and the same time.
I wasn’t there but I teach at Plano East and other things happened. More signs were left by and on our bus and some students took craps on our bus. This was some kids being stupid thinking it was funny but it has affected the whole east side of Plano
 February 19, 2015 at 8:39pm
Hey Monk and RJJ
See the above reply to N37.
While I know we often jump the gun or make fun of this type of story here., as a teacher at Plano East and resident of Plano (a mostly white upper middle class area) this was not just some random signs that happened to get mixed up.
Flower Moind students crapped in our bus and left white power signs. This might have just been a bunch of idiots trying to be funny but it was coordinated and intentional.
 February 19, 2015 at 8:35pm
You are right about the other signs N37 but as a teacher at Plano East (Plano is a upper middle class suburb north of Dallas) I can tell you that rhis was not just misunderstanding or liberal paranoia.
Our bus had “white power” signs placed on it and some of the Flower Mound students got into the bus and took a crap on the floor. This was a coordinated event with high tension because both schools were competing for a place in the State playoffs.
It has made local news here in North Texas and has lots of people of ALL colors upset.
Plano East is a fairly mixed school, about half white and half minority. We appreciate and thrive with our diversity. Our basketball team has one white boy and the rest are black. This has struck them to the core.
Even in Texas most of these kids live a nice middle class life with no overt racism or discrimination and this was a slap in the face.
As a teacher at Plano East, it has put an edge this week on all other sports teams that are having games and trying to make playoffs or start their seasons.
[-1] February 19, 2015 at 5:06pm
no…it didn’t…as N37 already pointed out…the cheer has all three school colors on cards…Navy, Silver, White, and then two more cards that say Jaguar Power.
The students deliberately held up the White and Power cards at the wrong time and continued to hold them up for longer than was necessary for the cheer.
As I said in another note, some students from FMHS also decides to take a crap in our school bus and leave more White Power cards around the bus…
this wasn’t just a mistake or some silly MSM overblown situation…this was a coordinated effort by some students to be A-holes and jerks because this basketball game was going to be a deciding factor in which of the two teams went on to Districts, Regionals, and then the State championship….
and I saw “our school bus” because I teach at Plano East…this was all over local news this past weekend and all over campus this week, our Principal even had to address the issue at an assembly…without directly saying what happened, he just told the students to “rise above” inappropriate behavior at sporting events and continue to follow the school motto…
“Winning with Class”
February 19, 2015 at 4:56pm
My school.. East that is…was the talk of the school all this week…we have an all but one player black basketball team…this was a first round playoff game on the way to Districts and then Regionals and State..
And as, N37 stated…the school has the signs for a reason…it is part of a cheer but these students PURPOSELY held the signs up in that order and HELD them up longer than the cheer deems necessary…
The other part of the story, that the Blaze has not mentioned but that local news has, they Flower Mound students took a dump in our school bus and wrote more “white power” signs that they left.
This wasn’t just a cheer gone bad by certain students holding up the wrong signs…this was a coordinated effort to be jerks and whatever punishment FMHS gives the students, they deserve 10 fold.
February 18, 2015 at 5:27pm
Once again Fenix…you prove your complete LACK of legal knowledge and precedent…
the SCOTUS has ruled that being out in PUBLIC and having your voice recorded or picture take IS NOT a violation of the Constitution or your Privacy or your Miranda Rights under the 4th through 6th Amendment, AS LONG as that information is not used for commercial gain, marketing or advertising, or stored by a 3rd party without NOTIFICATION.
That is why you see all those big signs on the front of businesses that way “this premise monitored by video” or “Smile, you are being recorded for security purposes.” SEE…those businesses have NOTIFIED you. If you don’t want to be recorded, leave.
There is a HUGE difference between a PRIVATE citizen recording me or taking my picture, directly or indirectly, when I am in Public or in their Private business and the GOVERNMENT recording me when I am in Public or Private.
Another Citizen is LIABLE if they use the information inappropriately. The Government doing it is ILLEGAL! The Constitution says so.
Again…go read and stop being a Prog Troll that shows their ignorance over and over and over again…at least be able to post more FACTS that support your claims…oh but you can’t can you because EVERY major court has ruled AGAINST what your paid opinion is…
 February 18, 2015 at 5:16pm
the Constitution and the SCOTUS have already ruled on these issues…we call them Miranda Rights now…
The Constitution is pretty clear…here are the important parts since you can’t seem to read intelligently for yourself…
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
“Amendment V (the relevant part)
nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
“Amendment VI (the relevant part)
to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”
TRACKING me…is an INVASION of my privacy and VIOLATION of “innocent until PROVEN guilty.”
STORING my information…is tantamount to an Unlawful Search and Seizure..
Ticket by scanner/radar/camera DENIES me the right to CONFRONT and ADDRESS my accuser.
SURVEILLANCE of a Lawful Citizen is AGAINST EVERY INTENT of the Constitution and Civil Rights legislation over the last 230 years.
Now, go read before you open your piehole
 February 18, 2015 at 5:01pm
Hey comrade…um…where was all the lawlessness and inability for LEO’s to do their job…say…I don’t know…a decade ago, 2 decades…5 decades..10 decades?
Seemed all the bad guys were still getting busted, even Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde eventually had their day of judgement.
LEO’s used to sit and read a license plate with their EYES and then call it in with a radio, have to sit and wait 30 minutes for a reply as someone looked through the stack of warrants, and then either arrest the person or let them go. Then they got computers at the station that looked it up quicker. Then they just put computers in the cars which allowed them the ability to look it up WHILE they were following you, deciding if they wanted to pull you over, even if you hadn’t done anything illegal.
Now we are back to just letting them SIT in their car or stand next to it, point a radar gun at you or a scanner, blip your plates, record your speed and personal info, check for warrants or unpaid tickets, and then pull you over or if necessary, storm your house in the middle of the night and kill your dog.
What happened to PROBABLE CAUSE? Unwarranted SEARCH and SEIZURE? CIVIL RIGHTS?
HECK, we even have cameras that somehow they say can legally monitor a red light and mail you a ticket, NOT THE DRIVER, the OWNER. Why not just a radar gun on a street that mails the Owner a speeding ticket, even though they weren’t driving? In car breathalyzers? WHERE you gonna stop STUPID?
 February 17, 2015 at 5:15pm
hey nutty – hate much?
While Proverbs might have been mistaken about GOD intervening to close the border, your vitriol is nothing short of some deep rooted hostility and anger spilling forth. Seek some help man, seriously?
As for the offenders involved, just because they were born here, does not make them citizens or legal. But you are probably right, from their names, they appear to be a mixed bag of ethnicity, hispanic, black and caucasian.
And you are also right that GOD would not come down and close the border. HE has no vested interest in doing so because HE lets people deal with their own consequences. We brought this on ourselves by electing and voting for people that act ungodly and against the Constitution and what this nation stands for.
Now the whole “biblical prophesy” stuff…umm there are no MODERN nation states named in the Bible other than Israel. There are references given about geographic areas and ancient peoples but those nation states, like Assyria or Babylon or Persia, don’t exist anymore either. Putting certain modern nations into “end time theology” is simply the opinion of the man, not GOD.
Jesus himself said that NOBODY will know the time or the place of the 2nd coming but the FATHER, even the Christ does not know.
And since GOD is omniscient and omnipotent, the Alpha and Omega, HE does not if someone is illegal by our standards or not, but HE cares more about GOOD and EVIL than legal/illegal.
 February 17, 2015 at 4:31pm
While the Crips did start out as an LA based black gang and the Bloods were predominantly Mexican…that is not true today.
The Crips started out at Venice High School and spread nationally as did the Bloods. Both gangs have various elements and arms that are entirely different ethnic groups.
In Venice, many of the Crips are actually now Asian and other immigrants as are the Bloods.
 February 16, 2015 at 10:40am
Palin/Carson 2016 a woman and a black man running on the gop ticket?
the liberals wont know what to do with themselves.
put carson in charge of making a new healthcare act after repealing the ACA
push boehner out for gowdy or gohmert
push mcconnell out for lee or paul or cruz
pull a coolidge and slash the fed budget by 50% the first year in office take the pain and by the end of the second year the country will be soaring maybe the third
america will adjust and praise the passage of a balanced budget amendment and the repeal of the 16th and 17th amendments the repeal will put into affect a 18% flat tax with no deductions plus bring immediate balance back to congress as conservative state governments rip rino senators from dc and send them packing
the founders will sing our praises and the world will tremble as we launch 24hr bombings of ALL areas controlled by Islamic scum psychopaths and our borders run red as we unleash hell on all those that cross illegally, drug dealer or not. illegals will stop trying to cross and the drug dealers will run out of mules.
constitutional carrier will be the law of the land and millions of illegals will self deport as all federal funds, including education and health care go away
The liberals only swoon over liberal women and black men. If you disagree with Barry you are a racist. If you are perplexed by Hillary even being mentioned as qualified for any political office you are a sexist. If you do not despise Allen West and mock Sarah Palin you are a knucklehead. Lack of consistency is a requirement to be a leftist.
18% too much......................
I would only vote for your pairing IF Carson were in the VP position. Due to him seeming to be anti second amendment! He will need to completely clarify his EXACT position on the matter in order to win my vote.
Otherwise, From your lips to God's Ear, Sir or Madame!
This is sounding to rational to be a conservative idea… this world can not stand much longer… Jesus the Christ the Son of God is our only Savior !
 February 13, 2015 at 4:23pm
DoD reports are saying the USA stockpiles are extremely low. Obama has been slash and burning the DoD budget for six years…blaming it for the high deficits but doing nothing to stop fraud in the Fed, stimulate growth, or reform failed programs like he pledged… “I will go through the budget line by line and cut out all waste and fraud and eliminate programs that are either not working or redundant” I believe that is nearly an EXACT quote from his campaign speeches, debates, and first address to Congress.
We are now low on ammo, missiles, and bombs and have stopped production of various weapon systems and vehicles that used to ensure our superiority on land, air, and sea. If Obama has his way, the US will be fighting the ISLAMIC A-holes with sticks and rocks soon…which he can then say is the reason we need to forget about them, abandon Israel, and concentrate on ourselves, thus making the US a 3rd world nation banana republic completely…
 February 13, 2015 at 4:16pm
Snowy…booboo…are you clueless? Seriously! Are you just ignorant or do you not pay attention to history, like Obama didn’t.
The ISIL/ISIS people are trying to REBUILT the Islamic Caliphate empire that the Ottoman’s built from 1400-1900. It was the destruction of the Ottoman Empire (by the Western world and Prussia for economic and political gain) that was a contributing factor to BOTH WW I and WW II.
After WW II, in order to placate the former NAZI aligned and Fascist Socialist Sheikhs that ruled over the region, the Western Powers (mainly England and France) started dividing up the region into mini caliphates and handing them over to the Sheikhs that fought with the Allies but told all the Islamic fascist NAZI loving militants that they would be allowed to reform the Ottoman Empire Caliphate.
When Jews started flocking to the area from Europe after the Holocaust was exposed and they wanted to reorganize Israel, England cut a deal with the new UN to make a section of territory for Israel. (Funny thing is that most of modern Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, West Bank, and Israel USED TO BE the Bibilical borders of ISRAEL and before that Canaan – land given to Abraham, before the Arabic and then Islamic invasions that lead to the Crusades)
The Islamic Nazis didn’t like this and POOF…JIHAD was declared and HASN’T STOPPED!
THIS IS TOTALLY ABOUT ISLAM vs. Judaism and Christianity (Western Culture). They are pissed England lied to them and WANT their pound of flesh.
 February 13, 2015 at 4:01pm
Colin Powell is a Obama supporter now you know. His reasoning, Obama was black and that made him better than McCain (a veteran) and Romney (someone that actually knew economics and had a REAL job outside politics and was a Governor).
Powell has spent the last 6 years apologizing for his “role” in the Bush false war and has even embraced the “Bush lied, people died” mantra and tried to weasel his way out of any blame claiming he only “did what he was told” but never had input or researched the material for himself.
The man totally disgraced his past service to the country while he was in uniform and turned traitor to his Nation, his former CIC, and all other peers in uniform that said different just to get in good with the “first black” President and his administration. I am sure Powell was trying to either position himself for a new job or a future run at office. Notice that he is nowhere now because Obama used him and spit him out, like he does all other supposedly conservative people that decided to support him or think they could consult with him and help him govern.
Now were there problems with Iraq and Afghanistan, sure…absolutely… we should have done the mission and come home…scorch the earth with missiles, bombs, and shells…send in troops hard and fast to find the hideouts and destroy them..gotten Saddam and UBL, killed as much of the leadership as we could…and then come home…absolutely true!
But Powell still SOLD OUT based on skin color…
 February 12, 2015 at 5:29pm
I am with you DAC…
I don’t think Kyle was on anybodies radar for a hit other than the terrorist scum he was capping off in Iraq…
And the notion that he had time to reload and that is proof…really…come on dublin, I am sure you know about handguns and rifles…how many of them, other than revolvers have only 6 shots?
I assume that Kyle and Littlefield were shot with a handgun. It was a 9mm or a 40? Either one can have magazine sizes up to 15-18 rounds. He might of had to reload because he was shooting, Kyle turned around, Routh unloaded 5 into his back, then turned on Littlefield and emptied the rest of the magazine. He then reloaded and put the final head shot into Kyle and Littlefield after they were already down and bleeding out…
lots of scenarios….
5 rounds or even 6 for a trained Marine equals about 6-8 seconds at best…if you are caught off guard with an “OH SH$$” moment…Kyle is down, Littlefield is “WTH”…and before he can reach the holster..he is hit and down too…
 February 12, 2015 at 12:45pm
hey..Ego Ex…you dolts..
an employer has the RIGHT to require ANYTHING of his/her employee that ISN’T criminal…
Disney has STRICT (as in do it or get immediately fired) guidelines on facial hair, hair length for men and women, body piercings and tattoos that show, language, and dress. This applies not just to the people that work in the parks and are in the Public eye but also to ALL tech staff, animators, engineers, and such.. EVERYONE from the CEO down to the toilet cleaners have the SAME requirements and they enforce them like the Gestapo. No second chances..just FIRED..
Many companies have Morality Clauses that deal with how you run your finances, your personal relationships, and your personal expression while on the job BUT ALSO off. If your words, actions, or behavior can paint the company in a negative light.. FIRED!! No second chances….
The Federal Government and State governments can REQUIRE the same of their employees without question. As the article CLEARLY stated, most agencies ALREADY do but NOBODY is enforcing the policies. This Act of Congress would make it ILLEGAL NOT TO ENFORCE those policies and make anyone that doesn’t follow the rules IMMEDIATELY FIRED as opposed to this bozo that after two years is still on the pay roll because they can’t get past the Fed Employee Union goons or the Progressive A-hole bureaucrats that shield and protect the Union goons
I bet you two morons would be fine if a teacher was watching kiddie porn while in the class!