Sometimes you do not know how many people are working that day. Not everyone has an extra $200 or so to front the cooking for the rest of the firefighters before they collect the money from them later. Do you want to pay whoever is cooking OT pay for shopping for food on his off hours and then reimburse them for gas and travel in their own vehicle?
Those are some quick reasons why you wouldn’t shop before work.
 April 5, 2015 at 9:28pm
These bleeding heart libs do not understand that the military is not a social experiment. Their job is to destroy our enemies and provide protection from our enemies.
 April 5, 2015 at 9:23pm
Actually the military did take a moral hit when DADT was 1st implemented then again after gays were open in the military.
Then there is the a woman can do anything a man can do BS. Maybe mentally that is true but physically the average female is not going to be as strong as the average male. So a body for a body just doesn’t cut it. I can remember struggling with 180lbs of chains on a flight deck when I was in. The average female is not going to be able to carry that around for hours a day.
 April 4, 2015 at 7:42pm
OK I am happy that the baker won this case. IMO it is a clear decision of her not wanting to serve a customer that goes against her beliefs. That is something I support for all businesses.
Ok I agree as long as you say Christian bakers can refuse service
Everyone's happy with that. What we're not happy about is that the same freedom isn't recognized for all. That's the whole point of all of this!
The Differences here are that one cake was going to show Hatred to gay people and the lady said she wasn't going to support hatred , what people refusing to make Gay wedding cakes are doing is Discriminating against Homosexuals because of the fact that they are gay , what people don't get are the Dynamics here , Can you Refuse to make a cake for a Black couple BECAUSE they are black ? No ! , Can you refuse to make a cake for a Nazi saying Horrible things against jewish people ? Yes ! , one if for who the person is and one is for what the message is.
I hope thats clear enough to people.
You have the right to not further Hatred , but you don't have the right to tell someone that you cannot make a cake for them because they are Gay or Black or Jewish or a Midget because you are playing favorites and in a truly equal society no one gets Favoritism because that would make everyone else Second class Citizens to that group.
, I encourage you to see how these are different cases and to think about it and see how each case is Different if you don't agree with me.
All you're doing is creating an arbitrary standard of morality whereby disagreement with homosexuality equates to hatred and disagreement with religious positions equates to acceptable behavior.
You going to tell me that a person who shuts down an entire business because they wouldn't bake them a cake isn't acting in hatred?
@Metal_Unlimited -- If you can tell me what a gay person looks like so that I can quickly determine who is homosexual and who is heterosexual then perhaps we're comparing apples to apples.
Until then, I'm not refusing to serve the person. I'm refusing to promote the activity. If a heterosexual came in looking for a "Hurray for abortion! Congratulations Stephanie on killing your 5 month old baby!" I would deny that cake the same as I would a cake celebrating a gay marriage. It has nothing to do with the person, but the fact that I don't wish to condone activities that are contrary to my personal moral and religious beliefs.
If that same gay person asks me to bake a birthday cake for his partner saying Happy Birthday, Brian! or something similar I would have no problems baking his cake.
Why does a difference in opinion about an activity mean that I must hate the people? I don't believe in most divorces, but I don't hate people who are divorced. I also wouldn't bake a cake celebrating divorce either though.
Leuty you stated it perfectly. I might only add that the person refusing the gay couple based on their religious beliefs, is only refusing to participate in the ceremony. If they refused to sell some gay person walking into the shop a pastry or donut that would be discrimination.
So I can refuse to make a cake if it says something I deem hateful, but I can't refuse to make a cake if it's for an event that I deem immoral? Is that it? Free speech = can refuse to pass on hate (an apparent act of love), but can't take a stand against evil (which by definition would be an act of love)? Ok, got it.
@Metal_Unlimited...that's where you are wrong. What she calls hate doesn't mean it is hate. It is what she defines as hate. They were being truthful. Truth and hate aren't the same. But, even so, her desire to not cater to hate shouldn't be more of a right than the desire for Christians to not cater to condoning sinful activity. You are the epitome of double standard hypocrites.
Metal you cannot force people to love more than they are ready to. That leads to anger, to hate.... It is absurd that organizations such as the Boy Scouts have been forced by the gay Nazis to embrace homo lifestyle. It always was a foot in the door to create open recruitment efforts among younger people and where they are more susceptible to abuse by authority figures of the same gender who want new blood and what better place to do so than an established organization that caters to that young boy clientele. So may have come out who have gone down the path of perversion who have admitted they were abused at a young age by an older vulture who made them believe that they were now stuck and no one "normal" would accept them anymore. Pathetic disguising themselves to get in the pants of the rest of society and handle everyone.
What activity are you worried about promoting?
Your baking a wedding cake for a gay celebration, neither encourages nor discourages me to want to be involved in homosexuality
It's just not that great a cake !
Spanky, you're deliberately subverting his point. That's a sign of weakness. Homosexuality is not on the same level as race, yet you feign ignorance on the matter so as to continue to use that hollow argument.
April 4, 2015 at 7:14pm
Depending on the size of the firehouse and the manning requirements some FH will have one person designated as the cook who will do the shopping and cooking. Shopping is done after roll call while the rest of the members are cleaning the FH.
The guy complaining in the video is a tool. I have other words I would use but will refrain from using them on this site.
As a firefighter myself I can tell you that we pay for our own food. The money does not come from the city or state but from our own pockets. I have been out shopping and a call comes in and we haven’t loaded the food onto the rig. We then have to leave the food and pray that someone from the store or a good samaritan will let them know we had to go and keep it secure for us. Coming back from a false alarm to find out $150 worth of food up and walked away does not make ones day.
I agree. People have assumptions as to how being a fireman is and what we do. They like to break it down to the simplest form which they can understand and not consider the full complexity of the job. I know that most of the idiots who love to criticize our job couldn't make it a week doing it.
Thank you for your service and God bless.
Why not shop for food before reporting to work?
 March 15, 2015 at 6:42pm
It wasn’t until a reporter asked point-blank — the final question of the press conference — “What is the ethnicity of Jeffrey Williams?” that Belmar provided that information.
“Jeffery Williams is African-American,” he responded before stepping away from the microphone.
WRONG so damn tired of the PC boot licking BS. Unless Mr. Williams was born in Africa and became an American citizen he is NOT African-American, he is an American. If I get arrested I am not called an European-American. If friend of mine gets arrested he is not called Asian-American. Same with a few of my friends who are of Hispanic/Latino decent. We are called, white, asian, or latino. You can say all three of those but gods forbid you say black.
 March 12, 2015 at 4:31pm
It would be a shame if some of their employers, that is if they have jobs, saw these tweets and decided that their services were going to become a distraction and a detriment to the company.
 March 11, 2015 at 7:59pm
Simple solution to this problem. Sheriff needs to let it be known who these judges are so when the election for them to keep their seats come up people know who they are so they are voted out.
 February 25, 2015 at 7:37pm
Matt questions for you. Do you happen to live in Chicago? Do you have family and friends that are and have been on the CPD? Do you work for the City of Chicago? Have you ever been to this “black site”? I am pretty sure the odds are no.
I on the other hand can answer yes to all of the above. So take off your tin foil hat and actually THINK for a second on the absurdity of this claim of this site operating for 40 years and now just coming to light from that UK rag.
February 25, 2015 at 8:27am
Really Blaze, you are treating this as a real news story? Someone over there could have done at least a little research before rehashing this load of tripe.
Lets see building redone in the 1990s and it is 2015. So even if it was done in 1990 that is 25 years not 40 years. Then of course no complaints over that time till now. Someone has some real faith in the blue line to keep this secret a secret for that long.
So far only one crappy backwater police hating site has claimed this to be true. Some of you out there bitch and moan when those on the right are tarred and feathered without proof but you are willing to do the same.
your on the wrong site you belong on the stupid sharpton network
I agree totally. The Guardian is a tabloid and not worth the paper it is printed on. I thought the people that worked at the Blaze were supposed to be good at their jobs and actually do some legit research and not just cut and paste out of the National Enquirer of the UK
 December 22, 2014 at 11:24pm
Guys this Simmons guys must be serious. He capitalized a lot of letters in his tweets. So it must be true. Al Gore told me so and he is the inventor of the interweb.
 December 22, 2014 at 5:08pm
Why would this kid be afraid of a gun? Could it be because the left keeps pounding into their heads that guns are evil and bad.
We should do a social experiment with all of these liberal crybabies, put them in a closed room with a known murderer for one hour and put them in a room with a gun sitting on the table for one hour. In which room do they think they will feel more unsafe?
A gun is a tool. Just the same way a hammer, fire, knife etc is a tool. You don’t fear the tool itself you fear the person who is wielding the tool.
 December 20, 2014 at 5:12pm
You reap what you sow.
 December 17, 2014 at 3:23pm
I actually feel sorry for people like this. How sad of an individual do you have to be to look at everything through the prism of your skin color. I guess somewhere someplace in the history of people like this they were given preferential treatment because of the color of their skin. Now they have to wonder if everything they have “earned” is because of their skill set and hard work or because someone was saying you are not good enough to earn it on your own but we will give it to you anyway.
Guess it must be like coming in 2nd at the Special Olympics where everyone gets a medal. Then again those in the SO actually try.
 December 11, 2014 at 8:06pm
Greenpeace only cares about their funding and good media coverage so they can get…..more funding. The environment is only paid lip service and even then only to parts of the environment that they approve of. Peru should throw the book at these thugs and sue GP as well since they sponsored this.
 December 7, 2014 at 4:31pm
Yep one of the 1st things I noticed was a male wearing his hat in church. I was taught the only only time you wear a hat inside is when you are in the military and you need to wear it for something official while on duty. Other than that men doff hats off when they cross the threshold of a building.
September 12, 2014 at 9:04am
Must not make snarky comment about women with 1/2 a brain, must not do this. Damn to late….
 August 24, 2014 at 5:53pm
NO NO NO NO NO NO WTF is wrong with people? We have rules and laws for a reason, and the PotUS is supposed to enforce and obey these laws as well. Someone needs to give this idiot a swift kick in the pants (the front of the pants) so he can STFU and stop trying to give the executive branch more power.