The Monk works for CNN, he also called it an Automatic pistol. Pretty soon He will call them assault pistols and then they get taken away.
September 24, 2016 at 6:30pm
IntotheFray. Thank you for your comment. Please forgive me for my typo.I hit that O to many times. But I understand it offends you. For the record, Cruz is up for relection in 2016. Look it up. I never said that Sasse was or wasn’t..
And any true Donald Supporter should want all these hateful senators out.
[-4] September 24, 2016 at 5:30pm
The-Monk, you are Trump supporter right? You know exactly what is in Cruz’s heart. His heart is full of lies. He has the heart of a cheating husband. His Heart pumps Canadian blood as the spawn of an assassin father. At least that’s what trump bots have been saying for months. And since Donald says it, it must be true.
I hope Cruz looses his seat in Nov. I can’t abide by having a murderous Canadian that lies about the Donald the way he has. I hope Ben Sasse looses as well. It is my firm hope that all those who opposed our great and noble leader, taste defeat in Nov. This world has no place for decent when it comes to the great Donald.
I’m sorry Ted, but this endorsement is to little to late. I hope the RNC is able to railroad your career. This party has no place for independent thinkers who don’t want to toe the party line. Cruz should not be allowed to Run in 2020 or 2024. He should be denied his seat in the Senate regardless of how his election turns out. Furthermore, I would like to see Donald begin the process of deporting Cruz back to Canada or Cuba within the first 100 days of his great coronation.
The beauty of this Grand Ole Party is that we have a way of doing things. And that way is simple. Regardless of belief, regardless of the size of ones majority. We do not, and will not ever stand against the president. I expect them to give Trump the same reverence they have given Obama. And if you don’t. GET OUT.
L O S E S not looses. Cruz nor Sasse are not up for reelection in Nov. So, they won't be LOSING anything in Nov.
Do you have an altar to bow before your idol? Maybe, a few cheerleaders too and you can dress up as the dopey mascot. sarc. off/
Knock it off..cause at this point your comments aren't helping.
Glad you put a sarc at the bottom. I was starting to worry about you. ; )
IntotheFray. Thank you for your comment. Please forgive me for my typo.I hit that O to many times. But I understand it offends you. For the record, Cruz is up for relection in 2016. Look it up. I never said that Sasse was or wasn't..
And any true Donald Supporter should want all these hateful senators out.
You got a promising career in comedy.
(Now that is sarcastic, the Sheepdog made you a free joke. You will pay next time Hehehehe)
No offense taken. I’ve seen a lot of misspelling of lose and loose. Glad you know the difference.
You’re mistaken about Cruz up for reelection in November. Reelection is in 2018.
Look it up. Have a good night, Country
[-2] September 23, 2016 at 6:29pm
ButtersDurst, I was clearly being sarcastic by repeating Donald Trumps arguments made against Ted Cruz.
 September 23, 2016 at 6:03pm
I’m waiting for all the information to come out before drawing a conclusion, but The police could do themselves a huge favor by ensuring that all bodies camera’s are actually working and recording. And if they have video of the guy with a guy in his hand then they need to release it and save themselves a lot of trouble.
But based on what I saw in this video I can say this.
1. That woman didn’t have much emotion in her voice.
Repeating “He better live” without any emotion in her voice says to me that she was already counting the $$. If it was me, I’d be yelling call an ambulance, help him. ext…
2. She said don’t you do it.
Don’t do what ma’am? What exactly where you telling him not to do? You could help the situation by explaining that.
3. How did his body go from in the Truck to the middle of the road behind the truck? Did he get out and move toward the officers or was he pulled out after the fact.
I believe in Justice and to find justice we must first wait and see what the facts are. Not media speculation that encourages us to hate each other. And if this man was killed unlawfully then the officer should be prosecuted. And if the killing was justified, then the media should be called into account.
Having said that, the police dept. would do themselves a big favor by releasing the video.
September 23, 2016 at 5:43pm
hstejskal, I shared your initial reaction, but had time to think it over.
After having read Ted’s entire post, I realized that it was not a glowing endorsement of Donald Trump. It wasn’t a pep rally speech where he proclaimed Donald Trump to be the right man to save America. This was an endorsement made out of a complete dislike for Hillary Clinton. If you read the post written by Ted, you’ll see that it was more of an indictment against Hillary Clinton in which he says and “Trump is the only one standing in her way.” (I hate to say it, but its True.)
So I understand Ted feeling that the only way to stop Hillary is to vote for Trump, but to say Cruz is out in full on support of Trump wouldn’t be accurate.
Having said that, I will finish with this. My biggest fear in this election from principled people who don’t have a choice in this election is that they stay home. Its one thing if Hillary defeats Trump, but if real constitutionalists stay home because they don’t have a choice, then we will not only lose the White House, but also the senate and the house, and with that will go the supreme court. I believe this move was predicated on protecting the majority in the house and senate as much as it was an endorsement for Trump. But more than anything, it was an Anti Hillary piece followed up with Trumps our options like it or not.
 September 23, 2016 at 5:33pm
I had mixed emotions about this, until I read his entire post. Let’s be honest, this was not a glowing endorsement of Donald Trump. This was NOT a pep rally speech where Ted Cruz pronounces that Donald Trump is the right man to save America. As a matter of fact, he says that Donald Trump “is the only one standing in her way.” This was more or less Ted Cruz saying that I hate Hillary Clinton so much that I will vote for a New York moron in order to stop her, because Trump said he might appoint Mike Lee to the supreme Court. (I would LOVE that pick.)
And lets be honest, I haven’t decided whether or not I can vote for Trump. To me, from what I’ve seen, there is no difference between Hillary and Trump… (Depending on which day your listening to Trump, his views tend to change on a day to day basis.)
But to act as though this was a glowing endorsement of the Trump Campaign is not true. He basically said, I hate Hillary and I’ll vote Trump to stop her because he is the only option we have. (Which in fairness to Ted, he is right.) For the majority of Americans (Trump worshipers need not apply) this election comes down to voting for who you hate less. I think they both suck
Having said that, I will be watching Ted Cruz very carefully. I am a huge Ted Cruz supporter and have a lot of respect for him. If I see him start to abandon his principles in an effort to suck up to Trump in order to gain power, then I will have to find a new candidate to support in 2020 or 2024.
Right, the fact that he cheats on his spouse makes him disgusting, am I right?
ButtersDurst, I was clearly being sarcastic by repeating Donald Trumps arguments made against Ted Cruz.
And you're a complete idiot. And you vote. God help us.
 September 22, 2016 at 9:43am
I am no fan of the BLM movement. If you want your life to matter, then you need to live a life that matters. Having said that, these people are out protesting the perceived injustice they see at the hands of police. And Donald Trumps answer to this is to violate the Constitution and support a policy that assumes that everyone the police see is a criminal and gives them the right to search anyone at anytime.
Good job Donald. Your big mouth did more to validate BLM than any shooting or protest could ever do.
September 22, 2016 at 9:24am
I am no Obama fan by any stretch of the imagination. However, this argument that everything wrong in this country is Obama’s fault is getting to be a stale punchline. As conservatives, we loath government spending that piling on the debt in this country. Yet where were we when George W. Bush was piling on the debt. We cried for a return to the Constitution after the illegal Obama care was rammed down our throat. Where were we when George W. Bush expanded medicare 10 fold with part B.
The sad reality is that Obama has been more succesfull are carrying at the Bush agenda, and some of his biggest conspirators have been Republicans. Erik Cantor, John Bohner, Mitch McConnel, just to name a few. When George W. Bush was president he also attempted to grant amnesty to millions.
The point I am making is that a President like Obama gets elected only because the Republicans refuse to offer up a true constitutionalist as an alternative in the election. Since 1988, the people have have 2 options, liberal, and liberal light. Fast foward to 2016, what are the choices, liberal vs liberal light. Liar vs bigger Liar. And we sit here and wonder how America has gotten to this point. Obama has been a failure as a president. But he would not have gotten as far as he did has the opposition actually nominated candidates that provided a clear difference in philosophy and had the ability to educate voters on what exactly that philosophy is. Ronald was the last Republican who had that ability.
Collin Kaperneck my sit during the national anthem, but you better believe that I stand, raise my hand toward the picture I have of Trump, and pledge my life, wealth and sacred honor to him.
“I pledge allegiance to the Trump, Of the United States of Making America Great Again. And to this Trump, I will Gladly stand, one nation under that quiff, with changing views and owning the news, building walls and standing tall. With Liberty for some and justice for none.”
September 19, 2016 at 3:31pm
As a Trump supporter I disagree with Ted Cruz on this issue because he is Canadian and a Liar and his father is an assassin. But if Trump says this, then I agree… I’m waiting on my Trump marching orders to decide what I should think.
UnicornsandRainbows. I didn’t say I didn’t know who I was voting for. I said I was voting for or writing in a person who shared my principles and values. If you can look at Donald Trump or Clinton and say they don’t share my values i listed, then the question I think you want to know is not who I am voting for, but who I am NOT voting for. I will not vote for more of the same with either Trump or Clinton.
 September 16, 2016 at 7:29pm
He spent $3000 of Church money to buy raffle tickets? Did I miss something here?
He bought it to KEEP IT OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE HANDS --
This guy is so brainwashed - he spent $3000 for a $1400 gun --- just to take one gun off the street.
Yes you did. Read the whole story.
If I were a member of that congregation, we'd be talking about some discretionary pastoral replacement.
I'm all for gun rights - the Constitution is all the license we need, in my opinion - but I'm not at all for a pastor using church funds to gamble on an item that will become his personal property.
It was discretionary Church funds, which means that he was allowed to spend it the way he wanted. Sure he has to answer to the leadership of the Church, but in my experience, most Church leadership is anti-gun anyway.
I don't see a problem here if he uses the rifle to start another raffle to fund something for his church.
 September 16, 2016 at 7:10pm
I’m so tired of this loyalty pledge. Because if you remember, the first person to back out of the pledge was Trump.
I’m not defending Kasich or Trump. Who anyone votes for is their business. But I’m so tired of Trump supporters talking about that stupid loyalty pledge even though it was Trump who threatened on a handful of occasions to not support the nominee and even threaten to run third party if he didn’t get the nomination. Trump supporters tend to forget that.
Having said that, I believe its this loyalty pledge crap that has gotten the GOP in such a mess anyway. How do we keep getting stuck with moderates and north east liberals? Because we keep loyalty to the stupid party in the name of defeating Democrats with progressive republican canidates that arent’ any different.
So here is my pledge. I will remain loyal to my principles. I will remain loyal to the Constitution. I will remain loyal to the ideas our founders created when they said a government should be limited in its power to maximize the freedom for the individual.
I will vote for, or write in, whoever stands for these ideas… If its not Trump or Clinton, so be it.
 September 15, 2016 at 10:06pm
Trusting any politician, from any party is putting your trust in the wrong place. There are few politicians I trust, and the ones that I do trust are the ones who have a history of leading as a conservative/libertarian. I’m not going to vote for a 70 year old that decided he would be conservative between Dec-2015 to May 2016. I say may because he is clearly moving to the left… He has a long history of being a liberal. Voting for Trump is like Voting for Clinton.
 September 15, 2016 at 3:42pm
Take 20 seconds and reread what I wrote so you can educate yourself on what I said. I said get rid of all deductions. I didn’t say get rid of only the deductions the poor use. I never said give tax credits to the wealthy. I don’t play your class warfare game. I said I advocate for the flat tax. A tax that taxes everyone at the same percentage. And as the article was stating, we are discussing federal taxes.
You then went on to mention school fee’s, car registration fee’s and other taxes. Jrook… Let me give you a little heads up here genius. Property taxes, sales taxes, car registration fee’s are all state taxes and won’t be effected by anything Hillary or Trump do. I advocate for a federal flat tax where everyone pays the same percent. Nobody gets perferential treatment because they are poor or because they are rich. Nobody gets deductions because they have kids or because they own a business. A flat 8% income tax with no deductions would do amazing things for this economy for all people working.
 September 15, 2016 at 3:12pm
I take it that you are a baby boomer. I say that because there is no validity behind what you said about the time between the 1950′s and 1980′s.But Boomers always like to use this time period as the only time in American history when everything was perfect, because they were perfect. The reality is, since the printing press was invented and people were able to print in mass and distribute their ideas, the media has always been biased. Yo/u mentioned Walter Cronkite as an example, so I will provide you with this link. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/the-terrible-truth-about-walter-cronkite/ The only reason you can say what you said is because you find it impossible to believe that Walter Cronkite was as completely full of ___ as any reporter is today. The only difference is, he did a better job of hiding his bias while reporting his slanted views.
The problem today isn’t the media so much as it is the people. People have already decided what is and isn’t so. So they will only watch the media that confirms what they believe. Why do Trump supporters watch Hannity and hate Glenn Beck. Why do Liberals get all their news from Huffington Post and reject everything else as lies. It has nothing to do with the media. The media hasn’t actually changed. The media has always given the news from whatever perspective they come from. People have changed.
Walter Cronkite was one of the biggest communist supporters of that era.
 September 15, 2016 at 2:58pm
No Mr Trump… Eliminating the income tax on poor Americans doesn’t actually help them or the country. A flat tax, Fair tax… Everyone pay the same percentage. Everyone should have skin in the game. I’m tired of seeing people who pay no taxes receive most of the benefits, yet they still complain. I’m sorry you don’t contribute so why are you whining? Every American should pay the same rate, and we should eliminate all deductions.
Ok first of all due to republicans income tax is not the largest tax burden on the low and lower middle class, it is excise taxes, real estate taxes, sales taxes, sin taxes and of course school fees, higher car registration fees, higher park entrance fees and of course higher in state college costs. Take 10 minutes to educate yourself on how reductions in income tax for the higher income bracket has been offset by higher taxes and fees the disproportionately fall on the low and lower middle class. And of course it is the consumption of the largest economic groups that drive the economy and create jobs. Not the wealthy and certainly not tax cuts for them. And let's everyone remember the "25 million jobs" statement as it is as believable as everything else he says. I voted for Trump in the republican to keep out sociopaths like cruz and intended to vote for him until I saw his tax plan and got fed up with his BS about spending more money on everything.
I'm retiring early, reducing income, and not paying taxes anymore. I have no incentive to continue working.... See Donald? Stupid left minded idea.
Get ready Trumpbots, he's almost there.... idiots!
If you don't pay any taxes than you don't vote. That is how it should be. Add in if you have been on welfare (except social security) for more than 2 years then you don't vote. It is time people have skin in the game instead of being leeches!
Let's see, tax credits for those that don't pay taxes. That's his new plan, plus a very liberal childcare and maternity plan, plus lots of other ideas and programs that will balloon the deficit to even larger amounts… Incredible.
Additionally, he wants to take away Ford's free market option of moving some production to Mexico. There is absolutely nothing conservative or free-market about this guy. He's a Big government control and big government spending disaster.
This guy has now clearly defined himself as the big government spending, big government control, anti-trade/free-market, more liberal option to Hillary. Incredible!
And half of those who consider themselves conservative are embracing this and running with this bankrupt liberalism. Astonishing.
Romney's 47% just went to 55%.....Good job progressive Donnie
I'm just sitting here thinking about all of the times I heard Trump fans call Cruz supporters "liberals". Are you guys finally ready to admit you nominated a liberal?
tarifs on foreign goods were the only taxes on america for the first 150 years of america
there is no need for taxes period
Actually, no one should pay. The institution of the income tax in 1913 has allowed the federal gov't to become a bloated behemoth that can't stay out of everyone's business. If it could only afford to perform its Constitutional duties, then it would.
Everyone is acting like a fool over this. His tax plan has been laid out for MONTHS. This is no surprise. Mark Levin even stated that his flat tax plan was a decent plan. So what is everyone’s problem?
Just go read it. Its not as evil as people are making it out to be.
 September 15, 2016 at 2:53pm
Hillary said she didn’t break the law, was that enough for you when it comes to her email issue? When Bill said he didn’t have sex with Monica, was that enough for you? When George Bush said he wasn’t going to raise taxes, did you believe him.
Ohhhhhh but wait, this has to be an anti Trump article because his spokesman said there is not truth to this whatsoever. And as we all know, any time the words “There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever” comes out of a candidate or spokesman’s mouth, then we know they can be trusted.
The entire point to journalism and news is to report things even if it is denied. If you ask me, this country could have used asked a few more questions over the past 30 years instead of electing the people we have. But I guess because Trump is infallible in your mind, there is no reason to report anything about him. They are simply saying that they have sources that claim Trump is very interested in Thiel, and they even included the denial. I would expect media to do this for any and every candidate. But not your precious Trump right? He is pure and perfect right? He would never do what every other politician has done and denied something even if it were true right?