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  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/29/2014 8:10:32 AM PDT · 108 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane

    mistyped “caught” —

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/29/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT · 107 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane
    Bill Gothard was caught by Gary Smalley in “Bill’s Cabin” bouncing a secretary clad in a thin nightgown on his knee.

    Oh, yeah? You were there? And Gary descibed how and why he was there? And was the sequence initiated by Gary, Bill, or the babe? And the "secretary" was complaining about it? and what does "caughty" mean? Gary was out hunting for indecencies?etc., etc. etc. There are a lot of questions unasked and unanswered here, and you present this because you want me to think ill of someone else based on your say-so? I'm beginning to feel contaminated just by the tactics you are using --

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/29/2014 7:42:27 AM PDT · 106 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane
    If BG is as innocent as you say,

    Excuse me, but there is a long distance between affirming that someone is deemedinnocent, as comparing to flatly proclaiming that a person is guilty based solely on hearsay. The difference is called slander.

    That is a burden that every psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, professional counselor, lawyer, priest, and/or pastor has to bear from detractors, and which agitators love to heap on them, taking advantage of their refusal to betray professional confidences even under oath.

    You might indeed find that the accusers confidences, if exposed, would be far more embarrassing and degrading than those of the counselor about whom they complain.

    You need to give up this passionate stirring up someone else's slime, and look to your own first. And this is a good time to do it, considering the 49 commandments of Christ (click here) as applied to your style of "loving your neighbor." You yourself seem to want liberty to condemn, without being held accountable for it by others. Clearly, you're not a Constitutionalist, are you?

  • Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

    08/29/2014 2:44:27 AM PDT · 45 of 45
    imardmd1 to Pelham
    Wow! Thanks for taking the time to set this down! I'm copying it off for my files. I was groping through a little old-age fog, and forgot that was about the "War of 1812," not the revolution. here's me, piping back in the day:

     photo May1961.jpg

    Just coincidentally, two popular cowboy/western songs were "The Battle of New Orleans" and "When Will You Meet Your Waterloo", (song history down the page). Hmm.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/28/2014 11:45:55 PM PDT · 102 of 120
    imardmd1 to fishtank; DariusBane; Lady Heron; metmom
    Did Gothard finally get fired or not?(fishtank)

    You simply do not understand what The Institute is about, and the reason is that you apparently have no close-up view of its operations.

    IBLP is not a church, it was/is a business. It is a multi-million-dollar privately held corporation whose chief products are: (1) motivational seminars to present universal, non-optional Scriptural principles upon which to base a Christian approach to life; (2) exceptionally high quality and high value printed and visual materials created and produced at the headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois; and (3) more recently, organizational materials for training children and older youth in social vehicles not contaminated by pagan or atheistic liberalism.

    From what I gather from acquaintances involved in its operation, this business was created by Mr. Gothard, and I would suspect from the ground up under the brilliant counsel of Mr. Bill Gothard, Sr.

    Bill's father was also an extremely experienced speaker and an expert organizer of color printing promotional products, and had the skills of guiding influential Christian men in supradenominational charitable efforts.

    Bill Gothard, Sr. was for some time the Executive Director of Gideons International (which is an exacting position under the watch care of highly successful Christian business leaders), and also at another time a chief organizer and executive of the Christian Business Men's Committee (a similar organization composed of and reaching to the same kind of men), which was founded, I believe, in Chicago, and spread throughout the nation. He also served, I believe, on the Board of Pacific Gardens Mission, known internationally for its daily radio program "Unshackled."

    The Institute of Basic Youth Conflicts (IBYC), later aptly retitled "Institute in Basic Life Principles," (IBLP) was not just a fluke of a random adventure into the business of supplying products unique to the Evangelical Christian market. It did not just unexpectedly appear out of nowhere. I've observed that it was/is carefully crafted in concept, purpose, structure, product, and financing for its selected market niche.

    So, AFIK, Bill Gothard (Jr) was not ever going to be "fired" from his position in his privately held corporation, was he? I figure that he might have stepped down from the limelight for a while because of organized opposition and guided by his advisory board, but I doubt that he was "fired," eh?

    In conjunction with this:

    I think his materials are authored by 15 year old girls at minimum wage who work overtime but are not paid overtime. (DariusBane)

    Actually, apparently you have not the spiritual training nor experience to see that, though Gothard was quite visionary and well-schooled in his theology, he is most certainly not the only contributor for the themes and authorship of the IBLP's products. I personally know that one of his principal contributors guided his own daughter in creating a well-thought-out and well-illustrated guide to natural childbirth as an athletic event, in which the husband and wife participate through conjointly conducted special exercises throughout her pregnancy to prepare them both for the moment of the child's arrival under the guidance of a midwife. This was copyrighted and published. This man was a college-trained and ordained pastor, excellently apt in developing illustrations of Scriptural principles, who for several years helped create, write, and reduce to visual slides and transparencies much of the material styled for Bill's presentation in his seminars. (As a side note, the seminars themselves came continually under examination for refinement and restructure, to avoid becoming stagnant.)

    I also know that being the Dean of Women for the younger girls was the side-occupation of a very expert middle-aged (single female) educator, who also had oversight for the phases of the operation's schooling materials. In fact, later on she was married, and with her husband developed their own fully-featured Christian line of home-schooling system and materials.

    There were also gifted artists and layout people who prepared published books and tapes on various topics, such as personal finances, social conduct, and time management, for example.

    Moreover, the effort required computer information managers and operators, photographers, printers, and audio/video technicians, as well as a fleet of trucks and licensed professional OTR drivers. Mr. Gothard had a staff of such creative writers, artists, and technicians, who were provided salaries, homes for their families, and access to cooperating Christian physicians. The single young adult staff members were also provided rooms in private home-type environments.

    Dismissing the production of such well-made materials as the casual effort of a fifteen-year-old child is so absurd that it demonstrates the ignorance of an intellectually- and spiritually-challenged detractor.

    I wish I could tell you more about the Cape-dogs who keep on nipping at the hocks of a big water buffalo, until they finally ham-string the big fella and bring him down; then finally eat him. But I think the meaning for pint-sized predators is really clear here, isn't it?

    And finally:

    So I would not play with him, and figure he is a staffer, or former staffer or even legal council to BG. (DariusBane)

    Yes, he might be a professional BG hitman. (fishtank)

    What a foolish, self-complimenting presumption! Although I'm honored by your mistaken assumption as to any current connection with IBLP, I have acquaintances who worked there, who learned the DARSOFS Principles, and subsequently became quite successful in their educational and business efforts. My association has been so close with them through the years, that if any such errors had been going on in their time with IBLP, I would have known of it.

    No, I'm just an ordinary fair-play-loving citizen of moderate means and mental maturity, who is not willing to just stand around and watch a couple of pea-shooter intellects attempt to bastardize a quite sincere and Scripturally-founded informational work that effectively and demonstrably promotes Biblical principles to Christian families in a lost and dying society.

    You guys need to tone down your epithets and put your theses on a rational basis that will stand up in a courtroom under forensic tests.

    And stop trolling for dupes.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/28/2014 6:51:43 PM PDT · 101 of 120
    imardmd1 to fishtank
    The text from the image you displayed referred to the episode in 1980, in which sexual peccadillos Gothard had no part. My understanding is that the participants were identified and released, including especially any family members involved or aware, and such instances never happened again.

    It seems to me that dragging those issues once dealt with into any current imbroglios is unnecessary, irrelevant, and underhanded.

    Now, regarding the position of a counselor, the confidentiality of conversations and actions come under the ethic of privileged communication. Though a client or counselee makes the content public, the professional will not disclose his notes or records. That leaves one at a very bad disadvantage, for if the counselee distorts or makes wild insinuations as to the impropriety of the privacy, the professional still will neither confirm nor deny the bogus reports slandering him/her. To do otherwise only brings one to the level of the false accuser, which would be foolish. So one may have to just shut up and bear up.

    Perhaps you are not aware of that dimension?

  • Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

    08/28/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT · 41 of 45
    imardmd1 to Zionist Conspirator

    Thanks for the correction. You’re a much better British historian. I must have forgotten to much of what my pipe instructor tried to explain. So there were no Lowlanders engaged at New Orleans?

  • Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

    08/28/2014 10:00:04 AM PDT · 13 of 45
    imardmd1 to Kaslin
    These brave hearts who filled our frontiers and won the land from their murderous predecessors, first came to fight against Americans in the Revolution, because they were promised for that service to be able once again, to wear the tartans and carry arms, and to pipe the terror-inducing war threnodies calling for valor in battle, which tokens were forbidden under English tyranny for many years because of their allegiance to the Stuarts, esp. to the memory of "The Bonnie Prince, Charlie."

    Thank the Lord for them and their Reformed theology, for John Knox and Scottish engineering, for stiffening the American spine in our worst struggles for freedom! May their loyalty since to our Flag be heralded forever!

  • Obama’s use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue

    08/28/2014 9:37:45 AM PDT · 4 of 26
    imardmd1 to afraidfortherepublic

    Time to dethrone this impostor.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/27/2014 8:37:24 PM PDT · 86 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane

    Then keep your venom to yourself.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/27/2014 7:27:06 PM PDT · 84 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane
    It's clear you won't answer a legitimate question here, on this thread, as to whether you have a legitimate complaint, or are just taking up somebody else's offenses.

    Heather apparently does not have one legitimate complaint, rather than imagined ones, from what she has written in the article. From it, we are only hearing one self-serving view (neglecting yours), so far fictional according to reliable investigators.

    Despite your allegation, your responses are the evasive ones, not mine.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/27/2014 3:08:19 PM PDT · 79 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane
    You have not answered even one of my reasonable questions, that might indicate that you have an actual acquaintance with the person you are vilifying.

    People here are taking your assertions at face value. I am not.

    So now you are trying your undercutting with me. What's your game?

  • Pope asked to declare Planned Parenthood an enemy of the Church

    08/27/2014 12:31:15 PM PDT · 28 of 33
    imardmd1 to Morgana

    Balderdash! The “Planned Parenthood” title is doublethink in action. That organization is the enemy of the whole human race.

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/27/2014 11:54:44 AM PDT · 76 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane
    I know Gothard personally, and a little more about his operation than you are aware of. So far, all your comments are full of hatred for him and hearsay obtained from others, and your criticisms of his methodology are so full of hyperbole that they cannot be received as dispassionately valid observations.

    In fact, what's coming up is that you place yourself directly under suspicion as to your motives, especially as to whether they have merit or are just mud-throwing character assassination.

    Let me ask you:

    o Do you know Gothard personally?

    o Have you ever worked for the Institute, or are you related or otherwise intimately connected with anybody who has?

    o Have you ever served on one of the local voluntary Seminar committees, or personally known anyone that has?

    o Has Gothard ever in person directly offended you, face to face?

    o Have you ever taken up your criticisms with him personally in private or open conference?

    o Has any of the teaching materials available from the Institute ever asked you to learn, teach, or practice any unbiblical, unchristian, or unwholesome doctrines?

    o Have you ever paid for and faithfully attended any of the Institute of Basic Life Principles Seminars?

    o Have you ever had a tour through the facilities in Oak Brook to observe it in its day-to-day operations?

    o Is your doggedness in tearing up this man's conduct based on taking up someone else's offenses, gratuitously?

    I'm rather curious as to what your motivation is. Is it from a pure heart?

    In this thread, the central issue is whether Heather's unproven--and likely unproveable--plethora of claimed unlawful and unethical incidents have any procedural or substantive bases at all. I read the entire original article and log of comments, and come away with a sense of misplaced compassion on the part of easily gulled readers, save one other than myself.

    Let's hear what your unspoken agenda really is to account for the numerous unproven actionable accusations you have made -- and why.

    It does kind of look like you've are used this and another similar recent thread to direct attention to your own preferred blog site.

    Is that not so?

  • Dear Mr. Gothard

    08/27/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT · 73 of 120
    imardmd1 to DariusBane; Lady Heron; metmom
    BTW, Heather was 11 years old when this started.

    With an wildly 11-year-old fantastic imagination that has persisted through until adult life, and "memories" that sound gigantically distorted. My estimation is that Heather's story could be a paper for an undergraduate course in (very) creative writing--almost believable for a soft-headed, credulous audience.

  • Flight Diverted After Passengers Feud Over ‘Knee Defender’ Blocking Reclining Seat

    08/27/2014 12:02:11 AM PDT · 87 of 125
    imardmd1 to Inyo-Mono
    One of many reasons that I will never fly again.

    Just fly 1st class, or business class on overseas flights. I think the spacing is different. (So are the benefits. Long ago, on Pan American JFK to Narita, in 1st class they served Dom Perignon all the way --)

  • States with Legal Marijuana See 25 Percent Fewer Prescription Painkiller Deaths [Medical Marijuana]

    08/26/2014 11:29:09 PM PDT · 7 of 56
    imardmd1 to Ken H
    Opioid + ethanol = ??

    Benzodiazepine + ethanol = ??

    Thc + ethanol = ??

  • Mindset of Michael Brown “[meant] everything” in confrontation with Officer Wilson

    08/26/2014 9:57:48 AM PDT · 11 of 27
    imardmd1 to Oldpuppymax
    Michael Brown got shot for thumbing his nose at the cop. If he'd simply done the obvious, normal thing, walking on the shoulder or sidewalk, he'd still be walking, not riding his last elevator. Dumb kids --

    "Be not overmuch wicked, and be thou not foolish; for why shouldest thou die before thy time?" (Proverbs 7:17)

  • The Washington Post’s Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans don’t trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    imardmd1 to ForYourChildren

    We live in perilous times. Read 2 Tim 4:1 and on —

  • Government to track political speech on internet [Is FreeRepublic next?]

    08/26/2014 9:47:26 AM PDT · 10 of 61
    imardmd1 to SeekAndFind

    If they want to find misinformation, they can just go to the next interview of one of the politicians or his chef d’affaires.

  • Body of Woman Missing for 58 Years Discovered

    08/26/2014 6:05:15 AM PDT · 4 of 15
    imardmd1 to Hot Tabasco

    How about a source of some kind? A newspaper article, a youtube, another blog, some kind of link —

  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/26/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · 45 of 45
    imardmd1 to EinNYC
    All "Christ" means is "Messiach." As an Orthodox Jew, do you have a heart yearning for The Messiach, for His Coming to rule the world?

    I love you with the same love Messiach employed toward His Israelite brethren and I trust in Him, myself as a wild branch grafted as a member of the True Tree of Life, which from the time of Moses have been chosen to represent Him in the world sphere.

    So, many well-intentioned individuals are driven by a desire to see morally correct choices made; but they cannot achieve them when their efforts are filtered through (a) sin-stained heart(s), and often produce unanticipated negative results. The problem is that they are blind guides of the Scripture-rejecting blind, and they all fall into the ditch.

    Please note that in describing the composition of the mind-set of the last century's media manipulators, it is not with approval of the named commentators, only pointing out their prominent influence.

    And regarding such as Coughlin, I do not think one could point to him and say, "There goes a man with Christ's love in his heart."

    Nor could one say so of his organization, who refused to severely chasten him for his Satanic influences, nor made him cease such blasphemy. Don't forget that the supreme leader of Coughlin's organization did not exactly find himself at odds with Mussolini, a fellow Italian, nor excommunicate him.

    Nor did he call Germans to separate from Naziism at the cost of their lives, like first-century Christians did when they refused to follow their leaders' orders to abandon their religion of self-abasement in worshipping the Messiah rather than Kaiser/Caesar.

  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/25/2014 5:16:14 PM PDT · 43 of 45
    imardmd1 to EinNYC
    National security? We are such sinners, we don't deserve to have a nation, let alone a secure one.

    We are not secure any more. We are just a breath away from maniacal dictatorship. Your comment is a correct observation, but it's important to recognize that it's just a description of progressive decadency filling the country like an abscessed tooth.

    You have to have lived in the age of the dominion of the press and radio, before the takeover of the Playboy Philosophy in mags, and inanity in newspapers. The spread of radio, then TV, heralded instant news reporting with lessening moral repression of vulgarism, obscenity, pornography, and slanderous gossip.

    Names in the media, of Gabriel Heatter, Lowell Thomas, Edward R. Murrow, John Cameron Swayze, filled the airwaves with daily oral summaries to a wide and credulous audience. You might want to check these out:

    http://www.referenceworld.com/MTM/journalism/sample%20docs/Commentatorsradio.doc

    http://history.journalism.ku.edu/1950/1950.shtml

    But you cannot discount the huge effect of the Catholic moralists--Father Coughlin

    http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring09papers/archivespr09/fein.pdf

    and Fulton J. Sheen--said to have been stemming the tide of communism, but really bringing in their own outlook on "the social gospel" which only prepared the minds of the gullible for a greater numbness, apathy, and decay. See:

    http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/media/me0018.html

    In the end, you have Walter Cronkites (a dyed-in-the-wool socialist), Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley funneling and massaging the news, and on the other hand the Berrigan brothers and Bill Ayers implementing social justice theory.

    What I see is the long abandonment of principle in the hearts of the general public, and from generation to generation the embracing of anti-Christian and anti-decency influences in the name of "Liberty" that brought us here. Overall, we seem to be a bunch of plastic idiots, ready to be molded by corrupt braggarts filling the various direction-determining offices.

    We are ripe for a Fidel Castro type, and we have one who is no longer fettered by the Constitution, having destroyed the system of checks and balances meant to restrain evil.

    Our leaders have often meant well, but were not propelled by a Christ-loving heart.

    (I want you to know that in my fraternity days at Syracuse University, Teddy Koppel was in the pledge class following mine. I helped put him through Hell Week. In school, Teddy was one of the best, and a hard , honorable worker, although I was not too happy with his later political bent. So I know what these guys were about.)

    But those glorious days of hope are over with, and they are not coming back.

  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/24/2014 12:22:26 PM PDT · 38 of 45
    imardmd1 to EinNYC

    I was eight at the time, and most certainly then heard nothing of this at the time. In the midst of war the like which few now can comprehend, even the yellow press sat on the personal foibles of leaders, concentrating on winning the war based on unity of political purpose. The facts came out much,much later.

  • Millennial Series: Part 10: The Historical Context of Premillennialism

    08/24/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT · 10 of 40
    imardmd1 to wmfights

    The title of the book gives it away. It is “The Unveiling.” It is the book which is completely straight-forward in making all clear. It is not a mystery wrapped up in conundrums and doused with metaphors, completely inscrutable, as the non-millenarians would have it. No, it is the exact description of what is to be taking place “when He cometh.”

  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/24/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT · 33 of 45
    imardmd1 to EinNYC
    I seem to recall presidents acting like mature adults and scuttling their private fun in order to present a dignified and responsible President to the world.

    Let me jog your memory a bit. From the original article:

    "Franklin Roosevelt fished in the Caribbean during the Nazi blitz of London."

    Oh? And where was CBS when Eleanor had to claim FDR's body at Warm Springs, Georgia while vacationing with his mistress (away from his wife) and having his dignified and responsible image painted, whilst at the same time the Marines and Army were fighting their bloodiest battle on Okinawa (having landed 11 days before); and the Navy suffered its greatest losses to kamikazi attacks offshore?

  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/20/2014 9:59:43 PM PDT · 99 of 102
    imardmd1 to SoConPubbie

    We’ll see who is incxorrect when/if you go head to head with an LEO over this. Let me know how it works out for ya.

  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/20/2014 9:25:11 PM PDT · 97 of 102
    imardmd1 to Ken H
    So can we count you as one who will turn in your guns when the police come around to collect them?

    It depends, pragmatically. Ya gotta know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

    I am a 2Arkb kind of guy, FYI. But not stupid about it.

  • In Ferguson, a Race to be Wrong

    08/20/2014 6:53:30 AM PDT · 14 of 23
    imardmd1 to Kaslin
    Amending the lead of the article:

    Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by attacked Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and was shot while resisting arrest.

    (fixed the focus)

  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/20/2014 5:56:25 AM PDT · 81 of 102
    imardmd1 to SoConPubbie
    This is a two-way street, especially in America.

    Not here in America, in the sense you resent, that is arguing with the enforcer.

    If the lawman says it's a one-way street you are on, it's a one-way street. He has the authority to escalate force until you finally see it his way.

    On the street, you are not the maker nor executor of the law, nor the judge, whether you think the LEO is right or wrong in your mind. Your lawful response is to comply, though you may disagree in principle. Your opportunity to complain is before the judge.

    That's the law. You might want to get used to that concept.

    "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God" (1 Pet 2:13-16 AV)

    "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake." (Rom 13:1-5 AV)("power" here is "delegated authority").

    ********

    That said, we ought to be very careful what kind of powers we give to the police, methods we permit them to use, and standards by which we monitor each LEO's behavior.

  • ‘Thunderstruck?’: Missouri Governor Helped Ferguson Get Surplus Military Equipment

    08/19/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    imardmd1 to EveningStar

    The cops are gonna need the equipment. That was obvious in the bequest.

  • Islamic State Promises to 'Drown All of You in Blood'

    08/19/2014 12:36:49 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    imardmd1 to TangledUpInBlue

    We shouldn’t give toys to ignoramuses who cannot keep, maintain, and use them properly.

  • The Real Villain of Ferguson

    08/19/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT · 9 of 14
    imardmd1 to Impala64ssa
    Dear Mr. Roger L. Simon, I say, he worked for it, he earned it, and he got it.

    You may or may not have liked LBJ and the policies the legislators agreed with. But neither LBJ not the legislators slugged the law enforcement officer.

    Michael did, and it's like playing with fire, dynamite, speeding cars, or (let's face it) guns.

    Michael Brown had the right to die, and he chose it.

    Leave the blame rest where it belongs, in the coffin with Brown.

  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/19/2014 12:22:53 PM PDT · 35 of 102
    imardmd1 to Uncle Miltie
    Let's make that rule work both ways. Go perform a physically impossible feat on yourself, or I'll shoot, tase, pepperspray, or beat you to the ground.

    Nope. You are not authorized to deal death, if required in such a circumstance. He is, right or not. What happens when everybody gets the idea they can actively disobey a direct order from the sworn LEO any time they want?

    According to the Bible (Romans 13) he is the one God recommends you to hear and obey. He's the one bearing the sword. If you want him to respect you as a law-abiding citizen, you'd better respect him and his office.

  • ‘No justice; No peace!’ chants in Ferguson are actually saying, ‘We want revenge!’

    08/19/2014 12:04:02 PM PDT · 58 of 58
    imardmd1 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Amending the text of the Washington Times article:

    The police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown strongarm robbery suspect who was resisting arrest was the first tragedy.

    (fixed that)

  • ‘No justice; No peace!’ chants in Ferguson are actually saying, ‘We want revenge!’

    08/19/2014 11:55:16 AM PDT · 57 of 58
    imardmd1 to SWAMPSNIPER

    Reloading

  • ‘No justice; No peace!’ chants in Ferguson are actually saying, ‘We want revenge!’

    08/19/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT · 55 of 58
    imardmd1 to SWAMPSNIPER
    Imagine what life would be like if we were disarmed.

    What concerns me is if we become dis-ammo-ed. Same thing if the magazine is empty.

    Time to fix bayonets.

  • ‘No justice; No peace!’ chants in Ferguson are actually saying, ‘We want revenge!’

    08/19/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · 32 of 58
    imardmd1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Michael got his justice as did Trayvon — summarily.

    How many perps have to attack others without reason before they find out that justice often comes out of the victim’s gun barrel?

  • Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson reveals why he shot Missouri black teenager

    08/19/2014 4:53:58 AM PDT · 29 of 79
    imardmd1 to nikos1121
    Sargent Darren Wilson

    It would be nice to see the title as:

    Sergeant Darren Wilson

    as it probably is in the original news stories. Pretty hard to ignore, eh?

  • ACTIVISTS ASK PROTESTERS TO CLEAR FERGUSON STREETS

    08/19/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT · 51 of 52
    imardmd1 to Jrabbit
    The good stuff happens when it gets dark.

    A black Woodstock?

  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/17/2014 10:52:05 AM PDT · 3 of 555
    imardmd1 to wmfights

    Thanks! Keep on —

  • US to Supply Kurds with Russian Arms via CIA

    08/13/2014 2:01:29 AM PDT · 37 of 41
    imardmd1 to depressed in 06
    Why not get the Russians to give Russian arms to the Kurds instead of making it look like the Russians are giving Russian arms to the Kurds.

    That's not the point. You can drop a Kalashnikov into the mud, pick it up, and it will still fire. With murderous ammo. An AR-15 or M-16 won't, they are less prevalent, and ammo is cheaper.

    Don't you want the Kurds to win, knowing who helped them and who did not? Russia is not going to be the manufacturer of these AK-47s.

    Plus, it won't be as certain to the Rockies which guns are supplied by the US and which are coming through some other supplier, thus not totally wrecking the diplomatic fiction that we want to keep Iraq unified. (Don't forget, this ploy will work since the Kurds are still fighting the Turks for separation as well. M-4s and SAWs won't, politically.)

  • America Is Not For Black People

    08/13/2014 1:34:42 AM PDT · 74 of 87
    imardmd1 to montag813
    "I'm gonna shoot you," the cop said. . . . The officer then shot him dead.

    This sounds utterly ridiculous.

    But highly motivating to an ignorant, credulous audience of a murderous bent.

  • America Is Not For Black People

    08/13/2014 1:31:51 AM PDT · 73 of 87
    imardmd1 to montag813

    But highly motivating to an ignorant, credulous audience of a murderous bent.

  • America Is Not For Black People

    08/13/2014 1:23:36 AM PDT · 72 of 87
    imardmd1 to MaxMax
    The loony left never cared about the truth on Trayvon either, they just kept Spewing all the lies.

    They will keep boiling this down until all elements of truth is boiled out of it, and all that will be left is a bitter, poisonous black tar left--all Trayvon and no George--which is what the Martin/Fulton (Sharpton/Jackson) saga started out with.

    You will recall that the matter was pretty much settled until Al and his NBPP shock troops resurrected it weeks later by inflaming the MSM-driven national hater cess-pool opinion base.

  • German Shepherd, Missing Since Pit Bull Attack, Found (Video)

    08/09/2014 11:57:19 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    imardmd1 to Shimmer1

    Pit bulls like leg meat and face meat, but their best treat is genitals.

  • U.S. Conducts Four More Airstrikes in Iraq to Defend Yazidis

    08/09/2014 11:53:03 PM PDT · 17 of 41
    imardmd1 to MarMema
    YES. This is making my week. Bombs away on those evil scumbags.

    Maybe, but the Rockies are probably going to surround themselves with Yazidis, and they'll be bombed, too.

  • Armed victim returns gunfire, killing 14-year-old gang member, police say

    08/09/2014 11:43:22 PM PDT · 60 of 62
    imardmd1 to Company Man
    Oregon Avenue in Lakeland is a short street in a section that a person of my complexion does not want to find himself, day or night, unless invited or having business there.

    And there is absolutely no reason to take up column space to drag in Southern Methodist. It may be two miles from Oregon as the crow flies, but it is east of South Florida, and centuries economically and culturally away from central Africa.

    The dead shooter was right in the most likely area you would expect to find him, and only a few blocks from Lakeland Regional Medical Center, a world-class operation.

    The presence of such neighborhoods is the reason I had a Florida CCDW license several years, and always carried while visiting my parents there.

  • Missouri Amends Constitution: Right to Keep and Bear Arms 'Shall Not Be Questioned'

    08/09/2014 10:31:08 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    imardmd1 to TXnMA
    I do believe you are thinking clearly — maybe even more clearly than I was...

    I hope that is true, since it is always exquisite to see through faulty logic and linguistics, and have someone recognize it and be instructed.

    Our Founders have very, very wisely chosen their language. We should strive to understand their bequest of a freedom beyond theirs.

  • Best commercial(s) of all time?

    08/09/2014 9:59:50 PM PDT · 90 of 207
    imardmd1 to MNDude
    In the 1950s, Nestle's Quik commercial:

    Danny O'Day:

    "Enn, eee, ess, tee, ell, eee, ess --

    Nestle's make the very best -- "

    Farfel:

    "Chaw - klet!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQK-AJKtjB0