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  • Loretta Lynch meets Ted Cruz. A grand old time is had by all [Watch Video]

    01/30/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · 43 of 48
    Mr Rogers to Chainsawj

    Jeff Flake, AZ (R) and supposedly a “Tea Party” kind of guy, has said he has no reason to object to her. I’m betting both AZ GOP Senators will vote for her confirmation.

  • Resist the Lynch Nomination

    01/30/2015 8:35:40 AM PST · 25 of 33
    Mr Rogers to Rummyfan

    Arizona senator Jeff Flake told BuzzFeed on Wednesday that “the president should always get his people unless there is something disqualifying about them, and there’s nothing disqualifying about her.”


    The bastard ran as a Tea Party conservative, then went very hard left the day after the election! I’ll vote Democrat next time if needed!


    01/28/2015 9:13:52 AM PST · 29 of 106
    Mr Rogers to knarf

    Dude, I don’t know of any Christians who haven’t already figured out we are living in a nation that has turned away from God. Your vanity is kind of like posting that the sky is blue...

  • Southern Baptist Leaders Call for Integrated Churches

    01/28/2015 6:36:27 AM PST · 34 of 36
    Mr Rogers to odawg

    “People like him says such things as a way to portray themselves in what they think is a more acceptable, morally superior, enlightened, levels.”


    There really is no ‘leadership’ in the SBC. It is a collection of individual churches who support missionaries and seminaries with their funding. But the SBC only exists to make funding of missions and seminaries easier. No one in the SBC has the right to speak for any member congregation.

    The “SBC leadership” has become a bunch of panty-waist liberals sucking up to the media. They care more about what the Washington Post thinks than the member churches. This is their way of saying, “I’m not a racist”. In my experience, those who proclaim they are not racists usually are.

    I’m a member of a small SBC church. We have a few blacks, a few Filipinas, are more white than anything else and about half the congregation is retired. We’ll welcome anyone who repents, believes and is baptized. We don’t need some liberal white southerner worrying about racism in the south in 1840. Many of our members are old, but none of us are THAT old!

  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XXVII]

    01/27/2015 10:18:41 AM PST · 30 of 476
    Mr Rogers to trisham

    For anyone:

    How do I update my credit card information so my contribution won’t be interrupted?

  • Transgender teen's death stirs action in US and beyond

    01/26/2015 6:20:48 AM PST · 10 of 23
    Mr Rogers to NetAddicted

    I wouldn’t care if he HAD gone thru conversion therapy. Someone who wants to pretend they are a different sex than their body parts indicate is deeply troubled and needs lots of therapy - and that therapy should not be oriented at helping them enjoy their twisted view of themselves.

    There are people who want to have their arms or legs removed because they view them as foreign. Would anyone suggest we allow surgery to remove the body part?

  • Changes To TurboTax Lead To Consumer Revolt, Opportunity For Competitors

    01/25/2015 12:34:02 PM PST · 29 of 33
    Mr Rogers to proxy_user

    A careful person can do their own taxes. But there are some traps that can screw up someone who doesn’t pay attention to detail. I help military do their tax returns, and the rules vary from state to state on what military pay is taxed when, and what happens if the spouse is from a different state. Education credits can also screw people up, as can child tax credits and EITC. I’ve seen people who have prepared their taxes on good software, but who were off by over $1000 dollars - in each direction!

    File a state tax return claiming a $1500 refund when you can only legally get $200 back is a good way to get in a heap of trouble...and that was on a return that could be done on a 1040 EZ! And yes, it was an error, not fraud.

    There are also military guys claiming to be from Florida for tax purposes, yet who own property, vote and have driver licenses in other states - another good way to get in trouble.

  • Changes To TurboTax Lead To Consumer Revolt, Opportunity For Competitors

    01/25/2015 9:59:31 AM PST · 17 of 33
    Mr Rogers to ken in texas

    Folks might want to consider looking up “irs free file”. The irs government website then links to multiple private companies with free software for filing taxes. Some states also participate. If you have less than $60K in income and nothing unusual (farm income, royalties, etc), then it can be a good option.

    So can having a human do you taxes for $100-500. A decent tax pro can also offer advice on how to minimize taxes, get credits you might have missed or how the irs or state government will view a deduction for XYZ. Spending $250 for a human can save someone $1000 in taxes, or prevent a fraudulent return going in. Sometimes penny wise pound foolish applies...

  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising ‘adult conversations’ on big issues

    01/24/2015 7:17:15 AM PST · 17 of 50
    Mr Rogers to MuttTheHoople

    “Bush drew loud and sustained applause when he called for immigration reform that would provide a path to legalized status for undocumented immigrants living in the United States.”

    Never. Ever.

    “he would offer the country the “adult conversations””

    How damned arrogant! We need Big Daddy Jeb because we’re a bunch of kids, incapable of knowing where America should go. But Big Daddy Jeb comes from a family born to the Manor. HE will know what to do and how to do it.

    Right. Never. Ever!

  • What Couldn’t the F-4 Phantom Do?

    01/23/2015 11:38:17 AM PST · 56 of 71
    Mr Rogers to sukhoi-30mki

    My first plane. Like first loves of another sort, one never forgets. Last flew Double Ugly in March of 1989. Still miss it.

  • Arizona lawmaker moves to end private gun sales without background checks

    01/21/2015 12:30:47 PM PST · 30 of 30
    Mr Rogers to rktman

    “Newly elected Rep. Randall Friese (D) of Southern Arizona’s Legislative District 9, which includes Tucson and surrounding areas...”

    “In 2008 Dr. Friese joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine as a member of the Trauma Team. In this role he is a Professor of Surgery where he trains young doctors, he is the Associate Medical Director and he is one of nine UAMC Trauma Surgeons that care for the injured in southern Arizona.

    Dr. Friese was one of the Trauma Surgeons who cared for the victims of the Jan 8 shootings.

    Most recently Dr. Friese was instrumental in adding Arizona to the National Violent Death Reporting System. This allows Arizona to gather, and share with the Centers for Disease Control, statistics concerning violent deaths in Arizona. This is an important first step towards finding real solutions to gun violence.”

    This bastard complained about his opponent:

    “Orr voted three times to expand Arizona’s voucher system, which uses public dollars to take children out of our public schools and into unaccountable private schools.

    He voted three times to expand the number of businesses able to write off taxes if they donate to student tuition organizations, which provide scholarships for children to attend private schools. “

    Imagine that - allowing poor kids to opt out of failing public schools!

    This district is the foothills area, where the rich folks live. Lots of NE liberals in that area, and lot of UofA liberal weenies. He is a hard core leftist on every issue.

    His bill won’t pass.

  • I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

    01/20/2015 10:38:43 AM PST · 86 of 178
    Mr Rogers to Second Amendment First

    She doesn’t need to suppress herself. She can open up to me - and I will open up to her. I’ll point out Mike Brown was a thug who tried to take a cop’s gun and died for it, just as I would if I acted like that. I’ll point out Gardner was obese and had heart problems, and white guys like that who resist arrest sometimes die of heart attacks too. I’ll tell her I like fried chicken, so she doesn’t need to “eat my leftover fried chicken outside the office” - just share.

    I’ll tell her I’m tired of suppressing my anger that 3% of the population commits 50% of the murders. I’ll tell her she can “use “sister girl language””, but I’ll feel free not to understand - or care. Why? Because she has no claim on me that ANY human doesn’t have. She is JUST a human. She isn’t special because she is black.

  • Pope: Catholics Don't Have to Breed 'Like Rabbits' (would've loved to enter U.S. via Mexico border)

    01/19/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · 28 of 37
    Mr Rogers to Yossarian

    “The pontiff told reporters he wishes he could enter the U.S. through the Mexican border “as a sign of brotherhood and of help to the immigrants,” but will probably just fly directly to the East Coast.”

    I guess we could hold a prayer vigil, asking that he might get lost halfway and wander in the desert for the next 40 years. 40 years without a Pope would be better for Catholics than 4 more of this guy...and I’m a baptist saying that!

    He’s the Patty Murray of the Vatican...leaves you wondering how anyone so stupid could be elected to anything.

  • Obama wants to change the tax code to punish families with a stay-at-home parent

    01/19/2015 7:23:05 AM PST · 21 of 49
    Mr Rogers to The_Reader_David

    You are punished because the rates you pay have to compensate for the reductions others get. The earned income tax credit and the child deductions are paid for by raising rates on those who do not get them.

  • Obama wants to change the tax code to punish families with a stay-at-home parent

    01/19/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · 18 of 49
    Mr Rogers to grundle

    The entire tax code is written to control the behavior of the population, and to reward groups the politicians like and punish those the politicians dislike. The ENTIRE tax code.

  • Remembering Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/18/2015 7:21:11 PM PST · 240 of 584
    Mr Rogers to abishai

    In that picture, Lee isn’t doing a very good job of riding his horse...

  • Martin Luther King Was a Crusader but Was He a Christian?

    01/18/2015 9:09:14 AM PST · 90 of 98
    Mr Rogers to CatherineofAragon

    Excellent post.

  • Martin Luther King Was a Crusader but Was He a Christian?

    01/18/2015 7:02:21 AM PST · 72 of 98
    Mr Rogers to Talisker

    “What is a “good work”? “

    “Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”

    Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”” - John 6

  • Martin Luther King Was a Crusader but Was He a Christian?

    01/18/2015 6:59:38 AM PST · 71 of 98
    Mr Rogers to Talisker

    “Jesus isn’t an accountant, and if MLK didn’t do enough, then no one can.”

    Truly. Jesus is NOT an accountant, and no one can do enough!

    “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

    18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” - Jesus

  • Farms can be held liable for pollution from manure: U.S. court

    01/17/2015 5:26:20 PM PST · 49 of 102
    Mr Rogers to digger48

    I get 25 gallon/cow/day. That is liquified manure. I don’t know what the ratio would would take a lot of added water to make the manure from my 3 horses liquid.

    ” A mature dairy cow weighing 1,400 pounds can generate around 14 gallons (about 120 pounds or 1.9 cubic feet) of feces and urine each day with an average as-excreted solids content of around 12 percent.”

    So less than a 50:50 water addition would get you to the figure cited.

  • Farms can be held liable for pollution from manure: U.S. court

    01/17/2015 5:12:55 PM PST · 46 of 102
    Mr Rogers to NormsRevenge
    "According to the ruling, Cow Palace has 11,000 cows that create more than 100 million gallons of manure annually."


  • How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

    01/17/2015 7:36:24 AM PST · 43 of 94
    Mr Rogers to C19fan

    Sola Scriptura. No real church has a choice on gay marriage. God doesn’t take polls.

  • Air Force Secretary: 'No regrets' on retiring A-10

    01/15/2015 8:45:32 PM PST · 21 of 70
    Mr Rogers to mojo114

    She has ZERO qualifications to be US Air Force Secretary. Makes her perfect for the job under the Big Oh.

  • Pope Francis on Freedom of Speech: 'One Cannot Make Fun of Faith'

    01/15/2015 8:01:15 PM PST · 77 of 85
    Mr Rogers to Mercat

    ” I guess I don’t understand your anger at him.”

    Appeasement doesn’t work. And I don’t think he is speaking as a pastor, any more than he will be when he butts his nose into the global warming debate. He’s like a person who says we need to understand why people have sex outside of marriage...too full of ‘understanding’ to preach the Gospel, which starts with “Repent”!

  • Pope Francis on Freedom of Speech: 'One Cannot Make Fun of Faith'

    01/15/2015 1:45:43 PM PST · 40 of 85
    Mr Rogers to Mercat

    Do you have ANY reason to believe the papers are misquoting the Pope? ANY?

    From your link:

    “We have the obligation to freely have this liberty, but without offending. It’s true that you cannot react violently. But, if Dr. Gasbarri, my great friend, says something against my mother, he can expect a punch. It’s normal. It’s normal. You cannot provoke, you cannot insult the faith of others, you cannot make fun of the faith....So many people speak against others’ religions. They make fun of them. Let’s say they “giocatalizzano” (make a playng out of) the religion of others. But they are provoking, and what can happen is what I said about Dr. Gasbarri if he says something about my mother. There is a limit. Every religion has dignity; I cannot mock a religion that respects human life and the human person. And this is a limit. I’ve used this example of the limit to say that in the freedom of expression there are limits, like the example I gave of my mother...”

  • Pope Francis on Freedom of Speech: 'One Cannot Make Fun of Faith'

    01/15/2015 1:03:38 PM PST · 22 of 85
    Mr Rogers to Mercat

    Do you have ANY reason to believe he DIDN’T say this?

    “Gesturing towards Alberto Gasparri, a Vatican official who organises pontifical trips and who was standing next to him on board the plane, he said: “If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch in the nose.”

    Throwing a pretend punch, the Pope said: “It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”


    Pope Francie is a two-legged, walking, talking disaster for the Catholic Church.

  • Army passes on Beretta M9A3 evaluation

    01/15/2015 11:09:07 AM PST · 31 of 39
    Mr Rogers to 2CAVTrooper
    Given the amount of use pistols see in combat, they could go to a Bond without significant harm:

  • Obamacare Problems? Now in Hands of IRS

    01/11/2015 8:13:09 AM PST · 8 of 37
    Mr Rogers to ilovesarah2012

    There is a reconciliation process for those who got a prepaid credit on their insurance. Depending on the accuracy of their income projection, it might result in their getting more back, or less. They may be surprised, however, to need to show monthly coverage for everyone in their tax household - a term that didn’t use to exist.

  • Obamacare Problems? Now in Hands of IRS

    01/11/2015 8:10:35 AM PST · 6 of 37
    Mr Rogers to Kaslin

    For this year, you only need a 1095 if you bought your insurance on the ACA market (1095A). They will take your word you were insured if you have it from another source.

    Next year, all taxpayers will need a 1095 - either the A, B or C form, depending on where you got your insurance.

    My guess is that a lot of folks will be pissed when they do their taxes. And they will know who to blame.

  • "Something in the Water" (Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord; Mark 1; Romans 6; Genesis 1)

    01/10/2015 6:39:42 PM PST · 9 of 11
    Mr Rogers to Charles Henrickson

    ” The Holy Spirit is given to us in Holy Baptism, so that we believe...What else is in the water? Forgiveness. The forgiveness of sins.”

    Nope. If you didn’t already believe, you would not be getting baptized.

    I suggest:

    We are joined to Jesus by the Baptism done by Jesus: the baptism in the Holy Spirit. There is also no correlation between water baptism and baptism in the Holy Spirit in Acts.

    ” For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.”

    “11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

  • Two more Female Marines Dropped from Infantry Course

    01/10/2015 6:06:08 PM PST · 104 of 105
    Mr Rogers to PoplarBluffian

    “My daughter is in cross fit & is pretty amazing. She did a tough muddier & enjoyed the heck out of it.”

    My SIL was pretty athletic. He spent a few years in the Marines in the infantry. At the end, he was 1.5 inches shorter. Both shoulders have damage to the bones. Both knees are totally shot. Those are wear and tear injuries, unlike the damage to his brain and back (IEDs). His gut is badly messed up. His unit was getting water from the field because it was the only water available. He was one of the ones who became ill. He lost 60 lbs - from 205 down to 145.

    The infantry is nothing like cross fit. Nothing.

    As my ex-USMC daughter points out, just passing the course wouldn’t mean squat. Maintaining that level of activity for the next 6-15 years would, but she doesn’t believe any woman can handle that much pressure that long. Maybe it is because she has watched her husband go up the stairs one step at a time...

  • New York City to ban Styrofoam takeout, delivery food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cups.

    01/09/2015 6:31:10 AM PST · 41 of 71
    Mr Rogers to KarlInOhio

    He’ll need to authorize use of choke holds, so a half dozen cops can get overweight diners to submit and pay their $50 fine...

    or die.

  • he VA Sees Guns as a Health Care Issue, and Here’s What VA Officials are Doing About It

    01/08/2015 6:47:52 AM PST · 22 of 39
    Mr Rogers to rktman

    If “safe” is the goal, and not “health”, then shouldn’t the VA offer railings for balconies, and hand rails for stairs, and offer a free check of your gas furnace?

    Shouldn’t they offer free shower mats?

    If any SOB asks about my guns, I think I’ll tell them to stuff their questions where the sun doesn’t shine and the wind only blows in one direction until they are ready to install non-slip floors in my bathroom...

  • Boehner takes revenge (Foes find themselves losing plum committee posts.)

    01/06/2015 4:14:20 PM PST · 45 of 233
    Mr Rogers to bamahead

    Don’t you wish he’d fight Democrats the way he fights conservatives...

  • Jeb Bush calls for ‘respect’ of same-sex marriages

    01/06/2015 7:06:45 AM PST · 57 of 101
    Mr Rogers to Mr. K

    Nancy Pelosi fights for what she believes. I loath everything she believes in, but I respect her willingness to fight. I feel the same about many democrats - at least they FIGHT. I wish 10% of the GOP would fight as hard for what they SAY they believe in.

    And Jeb, what in the hell is this ‘respect the rule of law’ crap? Does Jeb believe the conservatives are going to go amok and attack homosexuals? Does he foresee riots in the streets, and conservatives burning down beauty parlors?

    I would accuse Jeb of being a transsexual, but I know a lot of women who fight much harder than Jeb has ever thought possible.

  • How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta (Blame Whitey)

    01/06/2015 6:57:16 AM PST · 35 of 101
    Mr Rogers to stuck_in_new_orleans

    “Carthan’s detractors often say that the town’s troubles are directly linked to his tenure as mayor, but he claims that white residents launched an elaborate campaign against him. “I stayed in court the entire time I was in office. They were accustomed to blacks who’d bow, say ‘yes-sir, boss,’ that sort of thing.”

    I’m not buying what he is selling. However, this is something I would buy:

    “And new businesses didn’t want to fill the void: “People don’t want to come where there’s division and conflict and animosity.”

    Why would I want to move a business into a town where the mayor has been accused of trying to kill opponents, and where ‘white flight’ is considered proof that evil whites want to keep the black man down? If I want racial division and hatred, I could move to Washington DC and live under Obama & Holder...

  • Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs will get direct upgrade to Windows 10

    01/05/2015 10:02:49 AM PST · 44 of 101
    Mr Rogers to newfreep

    I never had a blue screen of death with XP.

  • My Imported Bride

    01/05/2015 7:02:24 AM PST · 72 of 142
    Mr Rogers to knarf

    “totally sold on honoring and serving her husband”


    Married to a Filipina for 28 years this month. I know better. I knew better before we were married, too!

  • Would we have won WWII with today's media and liberals

    01/04/2015 4:32:51 PM PST · 96 of 117
    Mr Rogers to X Fretensis

    Patton slapped an enlisted man. Only politics made a big deal out of it. His men were not concerned.

    As an officer, I never struck anyone. I did, however, turn a blind eye when an 20 year old enlisted guy threw an 19 year old enlisted guy out of the tent and into the snow. My Sgt turned a blind eye as well. When the 19 year old started pulling his weight, he was allowed to sleep in a tent instead of the snow. He also turned into a damn good airman - because he DID learn to pull his weight and be part of a team!

    I also once told an E-7 that if he didn’t get his ass out of the chair and get to work that I’d throw his lazy ass out of the window. We were on the second floor and I meant it. I guess he knew I meant it, because he got in gear. In today’s military, I’d probably be court martialed for hurting someone’s feelings.

    “Now with your vast experience in the Air Force, is it acceptable for an officer to hit an enlisted man. YES or NO”

    Could be yes. Not often, but then, Patton didn’t go around hitting folks daily either. All things considered, I’d trust Patton’s judgment over yours OR mine.

    George Marshall was a politician in a uniform. I never could stand people like that. Eisenhower was more of a politician than a soldier, too.

  • Would we have won WWII with today's media and liberals

    01/04/2015 2:51:16 PM PST · 92 of 117
    Mr Rogers to X Fretensis

    “It was considered such a serious issue, that General Marshall was willing to relieve Patton of command and return him to the U.S.”

    It was considered such a serious political issue prompted by the media, that General Marshall was willing to relieve Patton of command and return him to the U.S.

    Fixed it for you.

    That says more about our media than our people. Patton didn’t deck the guy, either. He slapped him. Oh golly! Such hideous abuse!

    “One of the nurses who witnessed the 10 August incident apparently told her boyfriend, a captain in the Seventh Army public affairs detachment. Through him a group of four journalists covering the Sicily operation heard of the incident, among them Demaree Bess of the Saturday Evening Post, Merrill Mueller of NBC News, Al Newman of Newsweek, and John Charles Daly of CBS News. The four journalists interviewed Etter and other witnesses, but decided to bring the matter to Eisenhower instead of filing the story with their editors. Bess, Mueller, and Quentin Reynolds of Collier’s Magazine flew from Sicily to Algiers, and on 19 August Bess gave a summary on the slapping incidents to Eisenhower’s chief of staff, Major General Walter Bedell Smith.[24]

    The reporters asked Eisenhower directly about the incident, and Eisenhower requested that the story be suppressed because the war effort could not afford to lose Patton. Bess and other journalists initially complied.[26] However, the news reporters then demanded Eisenhower fire Patton in exchange for them not reporting the story, a demand which Eisenhower refused.[24]... Investigators Eisenhower sent to Patton’s command found the general remained overwhelmingly popular with his troops.[45]...

    ...Kuhl’s father, Herman F. Kuhl, wrote to his own congressman, stating that he forgave Patton for the incident and requesting that he not be disciplined.[46] Retired generals also weighed in on the matter. Former Army Chief of Staff Charles P. Summerall wrote to Patton that he was “indignant about the publicity given a trifling incident”, adding that “whatever [Patton] did” he was sure it was “justified by the provocation. Such cowards used to be shot, now they are only encouraged.”[47] Major General Kenyon A. Joyce, another combat commander and one of Patton’s friends, attacked Pearson as a “sensation mongerer,” stating that “niceties” should be left for “softer times of peace.”[48] In one notable dissention, Patton’s friend, former mentor and General of the Armies John J. Pershing publicly condemned his actions, an act that left Patton “deeply hurt” and caused him to never speak to Pershing again.[43]”

    For emphasis: “However, the news reporters then demanded Eisenhower fire Patton in exchange for them not reporting the story, a demand which Eisenhower refused.”

  • Would we have won WWII with today's media and liberals

    01/04/2015 12:27:17 PM PST · 79 of 117
    Mr Rogers to X Fretensis

    Hmmm...Patton obviously disagreed with you. So do I, and I spent 25 years in the USAF.

    Patton wasn’t leading his men by physical force. If you believe he was, then you don’t know much about the military or men.

    Same with showing anger or cussing. A good ass chewing and righteous anger can do wonders, but it is now frowned on.

    You also might want to learn more about just what sort of physical pressure was used in the Soviet or Japanese armies before comparing what Patton did to their practices.

  • Would we have won WWII with today's media and liberals

    01/04/2015 11:49:56 AM PST · 73 of 117
    Mr Rogers to X Fretensis

    “Slapping a GI by a General Officer is not, nor has it ever been reasonable. This is not the Red Army or the Japanese Army.”

    I guess we disagree. It is not as though he bayoneted the soldier. That sort of pansy attitude is part of what undermines the military.

  • Would we have won WWII with today's media and liberals

    01/04/2015 9:44:12 AM PST · 39 of 117
    Mr Rogers to shoedog

    Actually, the media was often the enemy during WW2 as well. Think of the Patton slapping incident. We nearly lost the use of a fine commander for something completely reasonable.

    The media didn’t back WW2 until “Uncle Joe” got involved. Even then, they looked for ways to downplay the US. In Korea, media coverage was obscene.

  • Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amendment Violations by Police

    01/04/2015 7:48:38 AM PST · 87 of 90
    Mr Rogers to sport

    I haven’t gone to law school. However, unlike many on this thread, I’ve read the entire NC Supreme Court decision and the entire US Supreme Court decision. I’ve also read some of the decisions they cited.

    This decision does not in any way gut the 4th Amendment. If you give cops permission to search your vehicle, they can. That has always been true. In 1790, if authorities wanted to search your wagon and you gave them permission to do so, it was legal.

  • What’s a “Fair Share” for Upper-Income Taxpayers?

    01/03/2015 9:38:45 AM PST · 23 of 76
    Mr Rogers to Rusty0604
  • Sarah Palin under fire for posting photo of her son standing on the family dog in New Year's message

    01/02/2015 11:19:42 AM PST · 166 of 775
    Mr Rogers to Bratch

    My grandkids have sometimes used my Border Collie’s HEAD as a stepping stool to get on the couch. I swatted the kids...but the Border Collie didn’t move an inch, nor did he seem to suffer.

    A dog that size could easily escape if it hurt.

  • Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World

    01/02/2015 10:21:02 AM PST · 53 of 83
    Mr Rogers to Billthedrill

    There were very few cops in the US prior to the Civil War. Most places had a sheriff...but he had the right to REQUIRE any and all able bodied men to help him chase down criminals. That was the militia: men capable of using arms to protect their community, who could be called upon at any time to stop robberies, etc.

    “The notion of a posse comitatus has its roots in ancient English Law, growing out of a citizen’s traditional duty to raise a “hue and cry” whenever a serious crime occurred in a village, thus rousing the fellow villagers to assist the sheriff in pursuing the culprit. By the seventeenth century, trained militia bands were expected to perform the duty of assisting the sheriff in such tasks, but all males age fifteen and older still had the duty to serve on the posse comitatus.

    In the United States, the posse comitatus was an important institution on the western frontier, where it became known as the posse. At various times vigilante committees, often acting without legal standing, organized posses to capture wrongdoers. Such posses sharply warned first-time cattle rustlers, for instance, and usually hanged or shot second-time offenders. In 1876 a four-hundred-man posse killed one member of the infamous Jesse James gang and captured two others.”

  • Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World

    01/02/2015 10:12:58 AM PST · 49 of 83
    Mr Rogers to Mears

    “What has this person been smoking?”

    A lot of the stuff he wants to decriminalize.

  • Gladiator Fights Stopped in Rome 1611 Years Ago Today Because of This Saint

    01/01/2015 7:39:12 PM PST · 12 of 36
    Mr Rogers to Born to Conserve

    ” Valentinian III (r. 425–455) repeated the ban in 438, perhaps effectively, though venationes continued beyond 536.” - Wiki

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    Good post.