I wouldn’t want to hike with this guy. “Guys wait up, I have to take a selfie.” There is an accomplishment in making the whole trip. There is so much to explore along the way. Their are so many beautiful things to see along the way. But with all that is going on around, we are a self obsessed society that we constantly have to take pictures of ourselves.
Oh well. I’m sure he has teenage daughters that made him a twitter account so he could tween the whole way to.
I would have been far more interested if he showed me some of the amazing things he saw along the way.
 March 23, 2015 at 7:11pm
The Judge said he would have fought world war 2. My guess is that the world Holocaust means something to him.
March 23, 2015 at 7:08pm
I’m glad you brought Carson up, because I really like Carson. I agree with him 98 percent of the time. As far as his apology goes for his remarks on homosexuals. Glen Beck was the first one to say “Carson says things about gays, now he can’t ever win.” My response to Glen is. I don’t care what he said about gay people. It wasn’t hateful. It was his opinion. But that was Glen Beck who first griped about what he said. Carson apologized because Glen Said he wasn’t electable. I think Carson showed weakness in that apology. I doesn’t make me write him off, but it did show great weakness. I think Dr. Carson would have been far smarter to have said. “Glen, its my opinion that being gay is a choice. and that opinion isn’t going to change because I’m on your radio program, or talking in San Francisco or talking in Texas. I’m going to be honest about how I feel regardless of whether you or the LBGT people disagree.” But he pardoned and apologized.
What got me about Carson was his speech about gun control. That also raised some major red flags that I’m still looking into with him. Because I can disagree with someone on the need to spend 2 billion dollars on transplanting a rare tree. I can disagree with someone on the need to not drill for oil in a certain spot because of a lake with an endangered fish. I can disagree with that and still vote for someone. I can’t disagree with my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BARE ARMS and still be excited to vote for someone.
 March 23, 2015 at 6:59pm
Because the world saw Russia buckle under the pressure Reagan put on them. The World saw Reagan bomb Libya. I don’t think Reagan had to take a lot of action, because the world knew that if there was one guy who would take action it was Ronald Reagan.
That is why the hostages were not freed until just as limp noodle Carter left office. Iran would have continued to hold those hostages had Carter won. But I believe that the Iranians knew there Reagan was not the guy you want to go to war with.
You don’t have to do a lot when the world knows that you carry a big stick. Reagan was that guy that you wouldn’t want to go to war with.
 March 23, 2015 at 6:48pm
Look at the 2000 republican Primary. Bush, McCain, Orin Hatch, Alan Keys.
Republicans really haven’t had a choice for a viable conservative in years. I think this will be the first election that you’ll have more than one conservative running for the nomination. Paul, Cruz. This will be the first time that Conservatives will have an actual choice of who they like, not the lesser of two evils.
 March 23, 2015 at 6:45pm
DLV. I have a suspicion you and I agree in theory. However, I think the term Jesus Candidate is what myself and others may be hung up on. I’ve heard the term Jesus candidate described as someone that is part of the extreme right. Which is really who i’d vote for. The righter then better. lol. But I think your using Jesus Candidate as someone you agree with ALL the time.
And I would agree, depending on the disagreements, there are those who i disagree with that I’d still vote for. (Depending on the disagreement plays a huge part in that. Because even if we disagree on very little, if it involves destroying part of the constitution, then i can’t support you.)
But I still believe that regardless of the definition of Jesus Candidate, the problem isn’t with the right seeking a Jesus candidate. Its the media telling us that we need moderates to win elections.
Look at the 08 republican Primary. McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Paul. Hackabee may very well be a nice man, but I don’t believe he is a constitutionalist. He is a lot like George Bush, and that isn’t good. Paul, who I have disagreements with, is the only one I could happily support. But he couldn’t win because he didn’t communicate his ideas well. I remember one debate where he went off on a tangent talking about the constituionality of the Civil War. Which is great for a history class, but does nothing for those who have lost their job. Even though I disagreed with him a lot, I still voted in my primary for him
... and "Republican" consultants telling us we need moderates to win elections, like President Dole, President McCain, and President Romney!
 March 23, 2015 at 6:27pm
Lets use your 98% vs 2% argument. If that two percent involves demolishing a part of the constitution, then I’m out. I’m not going to support your candidacy if you believe the 2nd amendment was so we could hunt bears, but I agree with you on everything else.
Its not that easy. It depends on what that 2 percent is. Some issues are far more important than the candidate we vote for.
Having said that, Ted Cruz said education is a right. I happen to disagree with him. I believe education is a right so long as you pay for it. But I’m personally not to hung up on this one issue that I wouldn’t vote for him. I disagree with what Cruz said today about education, but it wouldn’t stop me from voting for him, because this 1 issue isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things.
I like Cruz personally. And I’d have to see the rest of the field before I make a choice. I like Rand Paul to, but there are things I disagree with him on to. I think both are honest in their beliefs. I think they care more about the future of this country and the constitution than they do their own legacy. But if it comes down to Cruz or Paul or Mike Lee then I’d be okay with any of them. But if it comes down to choosing Jeb Bush over Hillary because we just had to swallow more and more to make “moderates” happy, then I we already lost regardless of who wins.
 March 23, 2015 at 6:16pm
I don’t question your beliefs. I’ll even assume your a conservative or libertarian. But you are making the argument that news outlets have made for years (successfully) in choosing our Republican nominees. “Ted Cruz can’t win. He is to far to the right. To many moderates disagree with him. If republicans want to win, and stay relevant. They need a man like Jeb Bush.” I’d rather stick with my Jesus candidate and lose, than have Jeb Bush. Why? Because Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Whats the difference? NONE.
George Bush, Barack Obama. Whats the difference? One spends money like a drunken Kenyan. The other spent money like a former drunk that still spends money.
There does reach a point when you go so far to the center of the isle that there isn’t much difference between electing a republican or a democrat. And yes, Jeb Bush is DEFINITELY that guy who really doesn’t have much in common with conservatives. But based on your logic, I should support him over Hillary. And i ask you, whats the difference?
 March 23, 2015 at 6:05pm
No, I don’t think it is self evident because I don’t think anyone would admit to agreeing with anyone 100 percent of the time. At least not on the right. I don’t think anyone voted for Reagan because they agreed with him 100 percent of the time. I think they voted for him because most of the time he was right. And even if you disagreed with him, Reagan at least held a conviction about his belief. Reagan wasn’t a conservative at a campaign event in the south, a moderate at a campaign event up north, and a liberal at an event in California. Reagan was just Reagan wherever he went. Reagan won because people respected who he was as a decent honest man, not because they saw Jesus in him.
That is exactly why Romney, Dole, and McCain lost. All three of these men can change who they are and what the believe depending on what crowd they are in front of. And they lost because that kind of man isn’t held as decent and honest and having convictions in their beliefs.
So yes, I disagree with your whole premise about conservatives looking for the Jesus candidate. I don’t think conservatives are looking for that. If your looking for a group of people in search of a man who can be all things to all people. Someone who can stand before them and cause them to faint. You’ll have to go to MSNBC to find that guy. Cause those people are called progressives.
I think conservatives are just looking for someone with integrity, honesty, convictions, and belief in the supremacy of the constitution
 March 23, 2015 at 5:50pm
I disagree with you on this because his mother was an american citizen. By virtue of her citizenship, it doesn’t matter where he was Born. I’m NO FAN of John McCain. But he wasn’t born in the United States. He was born in Panama. But the citizenship of his father made him a natural born citizen. So he was satisfied the qualifications of the constitution to run for president. Being born outside the boarders of the United States doesn’t disqualify you from being president so long as one of your parents was a citizen at the time of your birth. I will not hold the fact that his father was working in the Canadian oil fields at the time against Ted Cruz.
Even Barack Obama satisfied the qualifications of the constitution to run for president. (His mother was an American citizen, so it didn’t matter where he was born.) What disqualifies Obama are all his unconstitutional actions he has taken as president. Which is why I never understood the whole birth certificate thing. I mean, I get it. If by some chance we could find out he wasn’t legally an American citizen and it would make everything he has done void. But that wouldn’t have mattered if he had been born in Kenya because his mothers citizenship still passed to him. What should make everything Obama did void is that everything he has done violates the constitution.
If there is one man who I believe who will fix that, its Ted Cruz.
 March 23, 2015 at 5:40pm
No I don’t. I have no idea what point your trying to make. But I would associate Ted Cruz with Jesus a lot more than I would associate John McCain with Jesus. I would associate Ronald Reagan with Jesus a lot more than I would associate Bob Dole with Jesus. I would associate Ted Cruz with Jesus a lot more than I would associate Mitt Romney with Jesus. (And I think Mitt is probably a genuinely nice guy.)
But if your asking me If i’d rather have Ted Cruz or McCain. I’d chose Ted Cruz. And you can correct me if I’m wrong, but i’m not, More people will probably associate Ted Cruz with Jesus than they will Jeb Bush, or whatever progressive idiot the media wants to prop up this week to foil a republican primary.
And I’ll let you in on another little secret. I don’t think most republicans are out looking for the next Jesus candidate. (A Christian already has Jesus, they don’t need another) I don’t think Mitt Romney lost because most people don’t understand his religion. I think Mitt Romney lost because he has a track record flip flopping on issues. I think McCain lost because his legacy as a maverick is more important than the future of this country. I think Bob Dole lost because at some point all that Viagra took blood away from his brain and put it somewhere else.
Conservatives aren’t looking for the next Jesus. Right on everything. Conservatives are looking for conviction. Even if they don’t agree with it. Not some flip flop gotta make MSNBC happy this week candidate.
 March 23, 2015 at 5:22pm
Snowblown made a brilliant point…… Though I don’t think he meant to make it. I believe that kids are unhealthy because of their poor federal education.
If you want healthy kids, then get them out of this education system.
 March 23, 2015 at 5:16pm
Look at Scott Walker. He is a staunch conservative. And he governs as one. And he has won elections to be the Governor 3 times in a liberal union state. The liberals even tried to recall him, and he still won. Walker is a bit of a dark horse in this race. I think he is one of the people who are most like Reagan. Even if he isn’t always right. But he is also probably the least full of s–t. (If that’s possible in American politics today). But my point is simply this. Moderates, Centrists, independents will ALWAYS vote democrat if they are given the choice of progressive republican vs democrat. Yet, when republicans run as real conservative they somehow win. HMMM.
 March 23, 2015 at 5:11pm
I don’t think the problem is conservatives looking for the next Jesus candidate. I think the problem is republicans looking for the most moderate candidate. Don’t buy into this BS from the media that says for the republicans to stay relevant they need to look for a more moderate center of the isle republican. We’ve tried that, and failed. We gave Bob Dole a shot. We lost. We tried McCain, we lost. We tried Romney, we lost. ALL three of these guys are far closer to the center of the isle than to the right. George W. Bush ran as a staunch conservative and won two elections. The problem with him is he governed like a progressive and it gave conservatives a bad name.
 March 23, 2015 at 5:07pm
Ronald Reagan wasn’t right all of the time. Next to electing Jesus Christ, you’ll never find a man who is right all of the time. I do agree with the Judge about wars that are used to change boarders and other political wars.. However, I believe he was incorrect as believing that gulf war 1 was a war to change a boarder. Iraq invaded another country, and I believe we did the right thing in protecting Kuwait and our interests in the region by going to war. On that basis, we did the right thing.
I was not opposed to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan this last time around, but I do believe they have been mismanaged by both George W. and Barack. Study wars through out history, and a clear decisive victory is only present when you broken the will of the enemy to fight. Look at pictures of Berlin at the end of the war. Do you think politicians today have the fortitude to do that today. Look at Sherman’s march to the sea. If you are going to fight a war, this is how they must be fought. Total destruction of a nations infrastructure and a destruction on all things that allow them to wage war against us.
Having said that, there are a lot of things western nations involve themselves in that make matters worse. I have no question, that if we would stop hamstringing Israel, they would handle their own problems quicker than we can fix them. . And when its all said and done, probably with a loss of fewer lives than is the current status But I like the Cruz, so win win.
Ronald Reagan talked tought but the only military action during his administration was a weekend in Grenada. After 250 marines were killed in Lebanon he wisely withdrew. Todays's Republicans could learn from reagans's restraint.
[-1] March 20, 2015 at 7:18pm
I have a question. Was she forced to write a letter of apology to the people she disturbed and the owners whose property she refused to leave. I never saw that story on the blaze. Some guy on here crying about some woman refusing to leave his establishment.
She shouldn’t have been REarrested. I’m glad she got her bond money back. But she is NOT a victim. Though it sounds like she would like to maker herself one.
 March 20, 2015 at 7:14pm
Dear Karen, Had you left when you were asked to leave the first time, then you would not have been in the situation to be wrongfully arrested the second time. But you are the victim. And this is the country we live in. No accountability at all.
 March 17, 2015 at 2:46pm
68whiskeytwozero. I hope to God you don’t believe what you just said. I’ll bet your citing the same study that Sheryl Crow cited a few years ago when she said it would be good for the environment if we all used one square of TP per bathroom visit. One square, really. LMFAO.
Think about that, 27000 trees per day. That is almost 10 million trees per year. If you believe that bogus number then you must also believe Al Gore when he said in that the world will end in 10 years. News Flash he said that in 2005. Better get your helmet on. Now excuse me, because I’m watching youtube clips of Ted Danza from the late 80′s and early 90′s when he said at the rate we are destroying the planet, their wont be any fish left by the year 2000.
 March 17, 2015 at 2:38pm
Id be willing to bet these idiots donate more to charity in a year than you have in your life. Funny how that works.
I was’t particularly impressed with this prank. I didn’t find it funny either. But what do I care. They didn’t break into my house and steal my toilet paper. They didn’t do it to my house. So I should care what they are doing because?
I think the main reason the country has become so dumb is because there are to many people who complain about millennial and social media twits, while watching a video put together by said millennial and twits, then getting irritated and thinking through insults that they can shame them into doing better.
Typical liberal. Always an expert at spending someone else s money.
 March 16, 2015 at 9:39pm
Glenn see’s a movie where every Mexican has a job picking in the fields and he is filled with love and compassion. I see the same movie and I am filled with the belief that individual freedom is more important than ever. Until Mexicans and Blacks stop seeing themselves as part of community then they can never fully experience what America can be for them.
Imagine if Ben Carson had gone through life as a member of the black community who was “down with the struggle.” He never would have become the great man he is. He said, wait, the struggle of those people over there isn’t my struggle. I have my own problems and my own solutions. I’m going to pick up this book and read it. I’m going to get an education. Now he is one of the brightest minds in this country. Because he denied the yoke that his community would put on him. He decided that it wasn’t white to read a book. It wasn’t white to work hard. It wasn’t white to speak proper English. Ben Carson made the choice to not stand next to those who he may have been born with more in common with and stand alone and become someone.
This isn’t an idea that whites have a monopoly on. There are more ignorant, lazy, food stamp having whites than their are blacks in this country. And I don’t want to stand should to shoulder with them either.