The Navy Brass in the Pentagon will not be stupid enough to bring charges against this officer. A reasonable person is probably going to argue that he should be honored for his heroism on that day instead. Clearly the DoD must come up with some strategies to protect its service members who are serving amongst the public, like at recruiting centers. Under the circumstances, it would be foolish for the Navy to go after this guy because he discharged a weapon at the scene of the attack. If they really wanted to punish the guy without causing a public relations nightmare, they could do it much more subtly by giving him less than stellar fitness reports which would lead to non-promotion and eventual discharge from the Navy. I hope that doesn’t happen. Maybe he wasn’t supposed to have a gun with him that day, but I wouldn’t hammer him for taking heroic action once it all went down.
Even if they do not bring charges, he will never be promoted again and will eventually be put out of the Reserves due to failure to promote.
The Navy does not have to bring charges to derail this Officer's career
 August 3, 2015 at 10:19am
Big Deal. As he pointed out, we all strive to limit how much we send to the IRS. Why would anyone want to give more money to the US Government? We have plenty of data to show how good the government is at spending tax dollars wisely, and who wouldn’t want the extra dollars for personal use, including giving to charities that we are actually excited about. Maybe other candidates don’t want to say this, but we all feel the same about it. Should Donald reveal his tax info, I think we will see that he has used to the tax laws to great advantage to build his empire.
 August 2, 2015 at 11:44pm
What a blow to the left that Caitlyn, winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for courage, turns out to be a Republican. They must think this a horrible waste of hormone therapy and plastic surgery.
 July 30, 2015 at 11:31pm
She’s not going to answer that question because she knows the answer and it would damage the democratic party’s chances to win the presidency.
July 27, 2015 at 8:16pm
With all of the software we have today to manipulate digital photos, it is pretty difficult to prove you haven’t altered a photo like this and are just claiming it as something mysterious.
 July 26, 2015 at 10:32am
Mental Note: If you are opening a refugee camp that includes Islamic refugees, you will need to keep them in a special section of the camp because they will be unable to get along with anyone else even though they are refugees!
Better yet, don't accept islamic refugees at all -- make them stay in their sandbox and fix the problem themselves. If the great majority of moslems really are peaceful (despite 1400 years of evidence to the contrary), they should be able to tame the "bad" ones.
Beirut, Lebanon; 1982 – A religious war was in progress (Though the rest of the world called it a “Civil War”), mainly because the Christian minority was in charge – just as they had been since Biblical times. Lebanon was a majority Christian nation until about 1910.
The muslims moved in, built-up their numbers (Though nothing else) and though they lacked either the education or the work experience to actually DO anything for the country, felt that they, as the majority, should rule the land.
The Christian minority, who actually owned the buildings, businesses and land, and had built everything that there was to see or use there, disagreed. As it has always been, the muslim answer was to start killing Christians.
This situation spilled across into Israel when the muslim minority started throwing missiles and artillery rounds into Israel in order to curry favor and material support from Iran and Syria.
Israel sent troops into Lebanon to punish the muslims for killing Israeli Citizens. The muslims fell back into Sabra; the Southern Suburb of Beirut, where they mixed with the Lebanese muslims and built a refugee camp, called Shatila. Lebanese Christians, trying to run-off the violent muslims attacked and killed between 760 and 3,500 (Depending on who’s report you believe) muslims. To nobody’s surprise, the Iranian-supported muslims blamed the attack on Israel.
That brought the US into the fray – to try to keep the three sides from killing each other.
We know how that ended.
[-2] July 25, 2015 at 7:03pm
The Donald may know a lot about making real estate deals, but he has much to learn about politics. Like measuring his words. Like giving equal access to all of the press, even the papers who are critical of you. You gotta thicken that pasty white skin of yours, Donald.
Slapping down the punks is WHY I like him. You expect people to be PC and suck up and apologize and be nice. Not the Donald. Get 'em Trump.
 July 22, 2015 at 11:33pm
This was a stupid argument. The US Flag Code lays down the specific procedures for lowering the flag to half staff. It is not supposed to be an individual’s decision to do it on their own initiative. The guidance comes from the US or State Government. Before 9/11, lowering the flag to half staff was reserved to honor the passing of prominent government officials, and also to commemorate certain historical events like Pearl Harbor and also certain holidays like Memorial Day. Since 9/11, however, Presidents Bush and Obama have widened the half staff criteria to include most any event involving national mourning, including natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and a number of mass shootings. Now, you can argue if you want about whether that change is good or bad, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that we all should follow the communication from the government to lower the flag, and not do our own thing. What Trump should have said was, “I was waiting along with the rest of America to follow the President’s orders.” He blew it.
Thanks - that is the same thing I was going to post!
 July 21, 2015 at 11:37am
[-1] July 20, 2015 at 8:06pm
I don’t see this as having anything to do with political correctness. Rude and slanderous comments are not the opposite of political correctness.
July 20, 2015 at 8:03pm
I saw the interview and stand by my comments.
[-7] July 20, 2015 at 10:31am
So many problems with the way Trump is speaking and conducting his campaign, but here is just one thing he does over and over, and I’m not sure his gigantic ego will allow him to do anything about it: He will spout out some outlandish comment unfiltered from brain to mouth, realize how stupid it was to say such a thing, and then try to walk it back immediately by adding tempering comments. He did it with the illegal immigrants comment, and he did it with the McCain comment. In his mind, he can drop these “bombs”, as long as he sweeps up afterwards. But that isn’t the way it works in politics. You have to measure your words carefully, and when you do misspeak, you had best apologize immediately and not try to explain it away or whine about how the press hates you. Trump reminds me of the rich owner of a sports team who gets it in his head that he can play for the team because why not, he owns it? But he is way out of his league running for President.
Oh really, I just saw a bumbling, drug crazed hippy, marxist, invader trip, and fall over the Presidency for 8 years, and I think this guy would do us more good within 24 hours
You do know that his comments were not entirely reported correctly, right? And just a question, but how much does Soros pay you guys to troll the Blaze?
"But that isn’t the way it works in politics." I think that's why so many Americans like him so much. There's just a lot of us that are sick to death of the way politics work now. I'm sure I would probably phrase things differently if I were him, but then I wouldn't be leading right now either. As for his ego, I can't argue with you on that. He does have a big ego. But is it really any bigger than the guy currently sitting in the white house? At least Trump would have America's best interest at heart. But that's just my opinion
@wordweaver All that you said sounds fine and dandy but that is exactly the kind of stuff Americans and conservatives are sick of. You just described political correctness.
[-5] July 19, 2015 at 8:29pm
It’s a long trip from the boardroom to the oval office, and this guy is not ready for prime time. The leader of the free world cannot just stumble up to a microphone and blurt out stupid stuff without any of the filters normal people would employ – like insulting John McCain. He’s ridiculous. Who out there is saying they support him!? Can there really be that many folks deluded by this clown? How is he at the top of the polls?
" Can there really be that many folks deluded by this clown? " There were that many deluded by a black man with no real experience except as a community organizer to be elected as president. Donald can be no worse than Obama.
Like Barnum said there's a sucker born every minute. Trumps the modern day Barnum.
McCain is a progressive, never met a tax he didn't like and should've been tried and convicted for his role in the Lincoln savings and loan scandal.
Juan McAmnesty is not representative of my views at all. Nice to see someone speak the truth about him.
 July 19, 2015 at 5:48pm
Preach it, brother, and don’t be ashamed. All lives matter, and if that offends minorities, then they need to step outside and get some fresh air. All lives matter. Even those unborn fetuses that the Planned Parenthood clinics are carefully aborting so they can harvest tiny organs – those lives matter too.
 July 19, 2015 at 5:42pm
I agree, and would have answered the question in the same way. I’m not sure anyone can answer that one with surety.
I'll bet there are many Bkazers that can answer with surety, just ask them.
July 18, 2015 at 1:46pm
I thought this clown might provide some entertainment in this campaign, but I’m afraid his big mouth and complete lack of humility may cause him to explode as a candidate sooner than I would have guessed. What a nut! I don’t want this guy having access to the nuclear codes.
8^> To wall paper a powder room in a dingy basement
[-2] July 17, 2015 at 7:29pm
Yeah, the Donald should tone down his over-the-top rhetoric if he wants to be taken seriously, which I think he does. Problem is, I’m not sure he is capable of caging his ego sufficiently to be taken seriously. He is so used to being the alpha dog in the boardroom who can say and do whatever he wants… I’m just not sure he can be anything but The Donald. When he entered the race, I figured it was as a sideshow, a chance for him to spout off on a bunch of issues with candor. I still don’t think he go the distance.
 July 15, 2015 at 7:03pm
Obama is so “thin-skinned” it is embarrassing at times. Not presidential in the least sense.
Malignant Narcissists are children in adult clothes. I speak from vast experience on the receiving end.
 July 13, 2015 at 10:36am
Every video clip you see of the negotiations in Vienna show a bunch of smiling americans and iranians yucking it up for the cameras. Meanwhile, the highest officials in Iran keep slinging these diplomatic arrows at us from the sidelines. It is like some absurdist play. It makes no sense whatsoever that we are pretending that any agreement we come away with has any meaning.