Happy Easter to you too. I attended a beautiful service last night and I’ll be driving to my folks’ home for steak dinner in a little while, so working this morning hasn’t been too bad, not with those things in mind!
LOL, Steak does tend to make it all worth while. My Wife just left for her afternoon shift, so it's me and the kids tonight. I'm thinking tube steaks with all the trimmings. Dad likes to keep it simple... : )
 February 27, 2015 at 11:56am
Paul’s name got far-and-away the most cheers — but I saw a ton of ‘I Stand With Rand’ t-shirt-wearing folks stream in not long ago when Rand was supposed to speak. Just noting the full situation.
Carson, Fiorina, Bolton — there’s quite a few candidates who didn’t make that photo up top. Speaks to how very crowded the GOP field is at this point.
And that means more supporters, which would mean more cheers, right? If any other candidate had a high concentration of supporters there would you consider it unusual and call them out? It's not like supporters of other candidate couldn't do the same thing.
Carson has been “pre-campaigning” for a long time. Fiorina is just barely now making a suggestion that she may be running. Who the eff is Bolton? Carson polls very highly. So your comparison seems a bit suprious…
 January 31, 2015 at 3:23pm
I’m normally pretty harsh on movies, but American Sniper just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. Excellent story told well. I’m surprised the Iraqis like it — but only a little. It’s a darn good movie.
134 minutes of complete attention!!! And surreal silence at the end..
That would be very difficult for anyone to go from warzone then back home, then war-zone, then back home. That seemed like the biggest struggle for Kyle. He finds an outlet that seemed to fill the void of the need to support the troops and stay home. He fills that void and then tragedy struck. Michael Moore hasn't seen the movie as far as I know so it's pretty easy for a narcissistic ass to make dumb comments. His comments suggest that he thinks the movie glorifies snipers in general, which it certainly doesn't.
Yep. The last few minutes is when you truly do need tissues since (especially if you read the book) you know what happens after he meets up the the last man Chris tried to help on this Earth.
I hope the movie can spark or restart a fire under the good people that are in the ME.
Thanks Zach. I appreciate the review. :)
Well said, Zach.
@8 - They clapped and cheered at the end in the theater I went to in San Bernardino County, CA!
During my OIF deployment in 2005 I met dozens of Iraqi people, nearly all of whom were happy that we were there. I've also met American Iraqi immigrants stateside who had fled Iraq in the 70's. Almost every single one of them were grateful beyond words for what we did for their homeland and their relatives in Iraq who suffered under Saddam's brutal regime for decades. They get it. Better than most Americans, even.
 January 22, 2015 at 9:19am
It’s like Canada is America’s hair…and the U.S. is a balding redhead.
It'sa COMEDY show..... in the universe our flag could be "upside-down"... or not.
Thanks for chiming in Zach.
It is nice to see you paying attention and interacting on the board, and not just for complaints or censoring like most of the mods and staff.
Your stories are usually spot on, timely, prescient, and decent. Too bad some of your peers cannot get it together.
I wish Glenn would pop on and witness his creation. Perhaps he would clean up some of the drivel that litters the site.
Thanks again Zach.
If the map is upside down wouldn't the USA be Canada's hair?
Nice of you to "chime in" here, but I would rather get a serious response from you as to why you keep on using the term anti-abortion instead of pro-life. It's sickening and disrespectful. That one single issue was the tipping point for me to realize that the mainstream media would never give conservatives a fair shake. Why are we seeing this here on the Blaze? I want a REAL ANSWER!
 December 28, 2014 at 10:02am
Big miss indeed. Thanks for the catch, I just corrected it!
Zack, Job well done. I followed several stories here with the sound on from the first one, and with CNN on tv but muted. Thanks so much to you and all those who helped.
In your coverage of this event, do you know if the uniformed police officers in attendance were getting paid, or was their attendance during time off?
 December 22, 2014 at 8:13am
Two reasons for “her”:
1. I don’t have kids of my own (yet), but I practically raised my three much-younger sisters and
2. “Multiple studies have found higher rates of SAD in girls than in boys.” Since separation anxiety is more common in girls than boys, it seemed reasonable to use the female pronoun.
This ones not to shabby either (:
As a drummer, "Here Comes the Sun" is mine.
EXTREMELY difficult song to drum to.
The verse and chorus are pretty straight forward in 4/4. Then we have a supernova of activity in the bridge. one count of 4/4, followed on the off-hand by a 7/8, 11/8, 4/4.
then it repeats that pattern 6 times before heading back into regular 4/4.
Nice call. There are so many you lose track of them.
Gonna listen now. BTW I live in one of the lonliest cities. lol!
Taking your own story off topic Zach
 December 6, 2014 at 10:38am
18-34 just narrows the focus to more recent vets. Darker green = higher percentage of recent vets in the population.
Of course, perhaps I’ve had too MUCH coffee — on cup no. 5!
No such thing as too much coffee. Thanks for weighing in -
Vets read and hate excessive taxes and oppressive local govt, and many find employment nearby their last posting; the map indicates large bases nearby. Crazy than few are in anti 2ndA NE and left coast huh?
Thanks Zach and Foo... : )
FOO, I'm with you there. Just now finishing off my first pot for the morning.
Couldn't help but notice that last map. Have either been stationed at or visited all of those installations.
Lots of good, decent people in those areas; vets, civilians, and small businesses.
Drink Starbucks or Tulleys...You'll only NEED one cup!
 November 22, 2014 at 11:39am
I can’t stand the way the Spanish Civil War is taught these days (if it’s taught at all). The communists were murdering clergy left and right…
Same with the Cuban revolution. In 20 years, Castro will be cool.
You are off topic big time.
essentially attacking the messenger,
No better than most of the bloggers.
Now I will go off topic.
In France 1/2 a million march against gay marriage.
IN the end governments do what right and DO NOT
listen to religious zealots and their unwashed followers.
Very- while tip toeing through the tulips off topic... remember this whack job? Probably has a wind mill on a ice flow somewhere petting polar bears by now. It's truly amazing what walks among us.
re: zach noble
Revisionist history. Some of it is not very subtle, such as the media redefining nazism as "right wing" around 2000 or so. Despite all forms of socialism being defined as left.
The only major difference between the Soviets and the national socialists is the level of economic control, and thus the number of Planks of the Communist manifesto. 8.17 to 8.89 Planks for the Soviets, depending on era, and 6.67 for the national socialists. Wikipedia even went so far as to call the German Workers Party "far right" despite being the communist predecessor of the NSDAP. It's all but forgotten that the international umbrella organization, the communist World Workers Party became the GWP and then the NSDAP in 1919.
That might make a good article for the Blaze. (I've already written a number of them, but they are probably too long for the Blaze.)
Very - It's you who's attacking the messenger. You communists have a history of murdering religious people and that's why we don't trust you in any position.
When two bullies start fighting, which side are you on? How much wiser to stay out of it and let them beat the sn*t out of each other. Fascists and Commies are just different flavors of bully.
"The communists were murdering clergy left and right"
What's so bad about that?
Grover - No wonder you're an evil psychopath. You have NO right to lecture us Christians on how we need to be more tolerant when you support killing clergy.
16 trackers on this page, including 2 from Google. I thought Mr. Beck didn't like that kind of thing?
 October 4, 2014 at 8:50am
I emphasized the past century because that’s when many radical changes took place in Protestant thought/teaching, while during that same time period the Catholic teaching did not change. I’ll look back through, perhaps that language could be clarified further.
I quoted the Reporter, in this piece, since the AP story on the synod referenced Reese and I wanted to include his words (while noting that the Reporter is progressive, which the AP does not note).
The only difference between a divorce and a Catholic Church annulment is the amount of money paid to the church. JFK's first marriage was annuled by the Catholic Church, as was Ted Kennedy's long marriage to Joan, and Joseph Kennedy II's marriage. They all gave lots of money to the Catholic Church for "indulgence" payoffs.
Lots of Catholics have had their long marriages annuled by the Catholic Church, but ONLY after donating great sums of money to the church.
CC is correct on this one, my father, a Boston Irish Catholic
was told to phony up 25k to have his 27yr. marriage annulled!
That was thirty years ago.....
I am a Catholic who had a marriage annulled. I donated nothing and am unaware of anyone who has. The folks mentioned were all elite oligarchy members. They only worship themselves.
 October 4, 2014 at 7:33am
Mm, but “strict” can have negative connotations as well. On the touchy subject of religion, there’s no way to ensure you don’t insult someone inadvertently.
“Staunch” is a pretty positive word, in my mind, and “old-fashioned” is fairly accurate. While other churches have changed, the Catholic Church has not. Whether that’s good or bad is for the reader to decide.
As in all things, my intent was to relay the facts of the story (and to counteract the AP reporting, which cites a bunch of liberal Catholic sources without identifying them as progressive).
Also, full disclosure, I am a practicing Catholic.
I have found, Zach, that some are vicious when it comes to defending Catholism.
As a life-long Catholic, I agree it's not an insult. I'm proud to be a member of a church that doesn't change it's policies bases on opinion polls.
You want trendy? There's a church on every corner. Take your pick.
The phrase tells more about Mr. Noble than it does about Catholicism.
If you define "old fashioned" as "steadfast to the teaching of Christ", then it sure is!
"Staunchly" is also not an insult. It is in this case a synonym for "faithful."
OOPS....I meant it is sure is NOT an insult.
Man, Zach, good on ya for altering that first sentence!!!!!!!
That ought to eliminate most of the criticism from fellow Catholics about your work!
Homosexuality.s are an insult.....moral values don't fade, evolve or change with the political winds.
Why was my comment removed?
I have found that some are vicious when it comes to attacking non-believers. See http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/15/author-and-former-militant-atheist-reveals-what-led-him-to-christianity/#comment-8001641.
She is definitely a$$ey but definitely not classy. You'd to tie a board to yours to prevent you from falling in.
Kim has a large posterior!
That's the end of this story.
I'll take Houri Arakelian over Kardashian. Also Armenian, she actually was a class act and better-looking. Used to work locally in my town for the TV station. Had one of those voices that projected across a room, which was perfect for newscasting.