Is Ashton Kutcher a closet conservative? See his latest remarks about changing the entitlement culture

Ashton Kutcher made national headlines for his speech about the importance of hard work at the Teen Choice Awards in August. And he is back in the news once again this week – this time for an interview he did with Ellen DeGeneres in which he spoke about the problems he sees with the entitlement culture.

“There’s an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country,” Kutcher told DeGeneres in an interview that aired Wednesday. He went on to explain, ”The only thing that can be below you is to not have a job.”

“Well, let’s start with some really good news. Let’s start with yet another amazing talk from Ashton Kutcher, a guy who I can’t believe is not a TEA Party member because he says absolutely everything that hard working, God-fearing Americans stand for,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I don’t know who he thinks the TEA Party is, I don’t know who he thinks we are, but I gotta break it to ya, Ashton: We’re you. You’re us. Listen to this from the Ellen Show:”

“How great is that? How great is that,” Pat asked. “I mean this is from the same guy who stood there with his wife at the time, Demi Moore, and did the ‘I pledge my service’ or ‘I’m going to be a servant to the president’ thing a few years ago.”

“When I come home, Stu, will you write a video… a plea to Ashton Kutcher? Who do you think you are? I mean, seriously, who do you think you are? I don’t understand, and I really want to have a dialogue with you because if you can still be on your side and make sense and all your friends are clapping, then we need to talk because we’re missing something here,” Glenn explained. “Because you’re saying everything we believe in. So what is it that you think about us and what is it that we think about you that we need to expose, to break down a barrier? Because if your side believes all this, that’s our biggest point! That’s our biggest point! All of the stuff that’s separating us is ridiculous.”

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Interesting, it sounds like one more person who can influence others to a great degree has seen the truth of the left, and rediscovered his American roots. I hope it is so for him and his family.

  • Anonymous

    So you can’t be a liberal and believe in hard work and success, huh? LOL!

    Look at the ten richest states in America–they are all blue.
    Look at eight of the ten richest counties in America—they are blue.

    How the heck do ya’ll think the left can afford to live in places like Manhattan or Silicon Valley, or San Jose?!
    You think welfare pays for that?

    Who do you think sends their kids to Harvard? Brown, Princeton? Yale? You think those colleges are cheap?

    For the last election, Obama raised over a BILLION dollars …but that money came from welfare recipients, huh?
    LOL

    Forbes magazine points out that the members of its richest list is split evenly between self-identified Republicans and Democrats.

    Besides, if the left were as lazy as you like to think they were, one has to wonder why you can’t just…out-work them? Beat them?

    If they’re that lazy how were they able to take over the colleges and the courts and the media and everything else? Did it just…fall in their lap?

    The truth is the left works VERY hard… and has a ton of money.

    MISSION.
    MEANS.
    MASTERY.

  • Anonymous

    If Ashton even considers talking with Glenn the power elite in Hollywood will see to it that his career is over. I hope I’m wrong.

  • englinda

    Correct that many liberals are rich, so then why on earth do liberals want to change America to a socialist country? Many if not most of them would not have made as much money if at all without a free market society.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck sucking up to Ashton… LOL, so f-ing ridiculous “We are you” Beck says. Hahahahahahaha. Like hard work is a thing only Teanuts believe in. The audacity, the pretentiousness. But, by all means. Keep this idiocy up, “owners of hard work”… hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. The licking of Ashton’s butt by Beck is soooooooo gaaaaay… LOL, believe me, I know. I’m gay!! HAhahahaha

  • Anonymous

    No one ever suggested that those on the left are lazy. Does the progressive left bait the poverty stricken among us with the promise of entitlements, of course it does, for without that very promise, the left would lose more elections rather you’d admit that or not, is up to you. The right has simply been outnumbered. The glaring difference that stands between the left and right primarily stems from religion. America is now on a crash course to rid God from our midst. Harvard – Princeton – Yale all started out as religious colleges – How money, power and prestige has tarnished their image and now presents our children with an education with a lack of morals.

  • Anonymous

    True, and they talk an awful lot, but the reality is they end up doing everything they can to pay less and less in taxes. Even their charitable donations are done in away that they ‘save’ themselves money. An example, OPHRA a very wealthy woman, has homes in various places, but she has her tax person tell her how many days she can spend in each home in each state, so she can leave before she must pay taxes as a resident. This is what wealthy people, especially libs do. Even Obama when they posted his last tax return and praised him for paying his ‘fair share.’ Funny, the person who did the article did not check his facts. Obama had paid the same as others in the lowest income bracket, in spite of making over $600,000. last year. So much hypocrisy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    But yet you hate gay people. Gee what is with the double standard and the homophobic rants?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Maybe they don’t want the little dirty poor people from poor families messing up their country clubs be becoming rich.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Because of the simple fact it is your side that hates the rich and hate hard workers. Why else support Obamacare it was not about helping poor people that is for sure.

  • Richard B

    Can’t tell if he’s a staunch conservative, doubt it. But he’s definitely right of center. The things he said pushed his respect meter notches up as far as I’m concerned.

  • Anonymous

    I think the phrase is ‘love the people, hate the act’ much on the same mode as rapists, bank robbers. It’s a biblical thing, Sam. Luke, Leviticus, try the book Adma and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I can respect that.

  • chip griffin

    both these loser took the route they say don’t. that is saying something about the lie they sell. it is crap ! the devil in hollywood selling it to the world. his daddy wont like this, might push him off to hell fester now…

  • chip griffin

    choose righteousness path to success the world won’t talk about. all sold their souls to hollywood

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I tell you I been doing this for a long time and rarely do I read a homophobic rant from the right. Odd don’t you think?

  • Anonymous

    Ashton, Bruce Willis both seem to “get the idea” Bruce has been open about his support of Captialism, and the Work Ethic, maybe Ashton can do the same. A person’s upbringing can aim him in one direction, but, when Maturity sets in, and they realize how nice it is to be able to work, make a living, and then be able to keep some of their gain, instead of having to donate it to the Govt” to throw away, well, that is called “Reality”. I commend him for his remarks.

  • Anonymous

    Some things, in fact, a lot of things, are more important than Hollywood’s opinion of anything. Patriots buy movie tickets. I always support movies that support Conservatism, and “Duck Dynasty” is proof that it can be done. And done well.

  • Anonymous

    Of course he’s a conservative. He owns more than a cat and an iPhone, he’s worked his butt off, he’s worried about others and compassionate without trying to enslave people. Bravo for him! He can call himself whatever he wants. Hopefully, those who call themselves conservative politicians cans look to him as a role model and encourage him and others like him to carry this message to voters – and then THEY (the politicians) must stand by the message.

  • Anonymous

    I would LOVE to see a show with Mike Rowe and this young man.Both seem full of common sense, a virtue missing in too many young people these days. There IS hope for young America.

  • Bonnie Somer

    b/c capitalism = wealth they know that. Why anyone wants to be poor is beyond me. The Tea Party are people just like him and he needs to realize that we are him. People who love America so does he maybe it is not too late

  • Bonnie Somer

    u bet ur ass

  • Anonymous

    Odd indeed…great observatin

  • Anonymous

    Explain the gigantic migration out of Blue States………why are people fleeing them in droves? Could it be, that they cannot make a living there, don’t want their Families raised in the Toxic atmosphere, or just don’t like the crime, and graft, going on in Blue States???? I left one, to get away from the extreme Trash of the Local Culture, am happy as a Lark, in a place, where Conservatives are great Neighbors, watch out for each other, actually care for one another, and come to your aid when you need help. Try any of that in a Blue State.

  • Anonymous

    Just another tolerant national socialist revealing yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Trust, but verify. If it sounds too good to be true, then…………….

    If he keeps talking this way, he’ll find opportunities that look a lot like work to be denied him. Just ask the other well known Hollywood conservatives, e.g., Clint Eastwood, John Voight, Vince Vaughn, and etc. The way they survived it seems was to make their own work and fund it.

  • Anonymous

    I echo the same sentiments . . . Mr. Kutcher has seen an enlightenment and he needs to have that flame fanned by like-minded people in the entertainment field. Hanging out with Clint Eastwood, Gary Sinise, and Bruce Willis . . . along with Glenn could do him some good. It certainly could help patch up that hell-hole which is the standard Hollywood environment !

  • Anonymous

    The truth of the left?! Were you even listening?!?!

  • Anonymous

    Kutcher hasn’t figured out he’s spewing Conservative values. Once he realizes that, he’ll stop doing it. He’s like a child – most children have a pureness in their understanding of basic human values and rights and responsibilities. Then it is brainwashed (or punished) out of them. Only those of us with backbone and a strong spirit can withstand the onslaught.

  • Anonymous

    Really?! Head on over to Mediaite and check out any post about Rachel Maddow. If you’re for real and not just ignorant of the homophobia on the right, you’ll be horrified and disgusted.

  • Sean Haddy

    Ashton is one of the few in Hollywood that understand the true principals of America…

  • Danny

    Sorry. California is not rich. They are bankrupt.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing funnier than watching you neocons CLING to the BS idea that what he just talked about are “conservative values.” Thanks for the belly laugh.

  • Donna Mullins-Hodapp

    It’s a matter of giving one a hand up and not a hand out regarding government hand-outs.

  • Anonymous

    Your first sentence causes me to question your grip on reality.

  • hfarris89

    And its just that simple. I dont understand what the left is so scared of. If more people were paying taxes instead of recieving a hand out then the government may have more money and less debt.

  • Brandon Matthew Daufelt

    He sounds like a lot of younger conservatives who are scared away from the Republican party. I for instance am in total agreement with his work ethic, and hopefully he also understands that the government should be held accountable for the unbelievable scam they have perpetrated on the American public.

  • Diego Garcia

    no the elitist left just likes keeping others down …if they didnt they wouldnt support welfare so much ..huh? or the fact that the left controls education and we produce the most uneducated citizens…hmmm..but you just over look that ..and not cause yourself any cognitive dissonance ..

  • Debbie Leone Ries

    I don’t this snowleopard heard anything. Typical of the left

  • Melissa Reed

    I think snowleopard is meaning that he’s seen the truth about the Left not the Left’s truth. You know, kind of like the blinders are off his eyes now.

  • Anonymous

    I guess he’ll be on the Hollywood blacklist now, unfortunately.

  • Anonymous

    James Woods is another who isn’t afraid to stand up to what is right. I doubt if his career is over by any stretch of the imagination.

  • Brandon Matthew Daufelt

    However, many younger Conservatives are exactly that, Hard working people who believe in accountability, and being generous, and kind. They are not social conservatives though. There are many who know, or are related to GLBT people that they love, and want to see them be happy and be with who they love. There are also many who are athiests or agnostics, (myself included again) who don’t want to be drawn into conversations or debate over the religions of anyone, which is also our constitutional right. If we could somehow make politics more about how our government was run, and less about social issues which we should all be able to choose for ourselves, I believe the more conservative side would win more elections.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I only go to three places and for the most part the right is respectful, Never went to Mediaite but what can I say their are assholes on both sides I just wish your side practice what it preaches and stop posting the most homophobic rants I have ever seen. I shown these comments to a few friends of mine who are gay and they are sick of their comments. Just look Moobmanfan’s comment for proof.

  • amandah

    Someone should send him The Law, by Bastiat.

  • Meg Watt

    Please explain to me how believing in hard work makes someone conservative? Just because someone is “liberal” and believes we can help others doesn’t make you lazy. If that’s the case, explain Bill Gates. I am raising my children to be hardworking, self-respecting God-trusting people – but God guides us to care for others and they need to learn that too. You can’t have it both ways.

  • Mrdave

    Glen should do a fiction series based on Agenda 21 or eye of something or other and see if AK wants to try out for the lead…

  • hans

    “The truth is the left works VERY hard… and has a ton of money.”
    —————————————————————————————
    Yes they do, but let’s look honestly what they work hard AT.

    They work hard to avoid paying taxes while simultaneously working hard to raise everybody else’s.

    They work hard at getting govt to support their pet causes and force me to as well.

    They work hard at crony capitalism and using regulations as means to crush business competitors.

    They
    work mighty hard to eliminate my freedom of choice be it the size of my
    soda, gun rights, freedom of speech,health ins, salt in my food and
    thousands of other “we know what’s best for you” BS.

    They work hard at closing the door to success on those behind them.

    They work hard at lying, while pretending to hold the moral high ground.

    Lets not forget Stalin and Mao worked very very hard too.

  • Jimbo

    The conservative values are trying to build a decent living while not holding back someone else. The hypocritical Hollywood elite’s values are getting rich, not paying taxes, and then lobbying to have the middle class destroyed to pay for lazy bums getting free stuff. You’ve swallowed the libturd line and washed it down with Kool-Aid. You want a real laugh, go look in the mirror.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Nothing like you liberals name calling when you cannot back anything up with facts.

  • Anonymous

    The Left the Right. People are so foolish if they believe this hogwash that there is a left and a right. The fact of the matter is that there is Libertarianism and there is Statism. Liberty and freedom reside in less government, while tyranny resides in progressive ideas which devolve into crony capitalism. You named all these so-called blue states and counties which do so well because they involve government interference and intervention with taxpayer money redistributed.

  • Brandon Matthew Daufelt

    Maybe you don’t understand the reasoning behind my post. I am saying that many hard working “liberals”, are “liberals” because they don’t believe in the “far right” trying to push their “God” on us, or trying to say “who” “what” we want to make us happy. The social political agenda from both sides. Get rid of it and make it about making the government as accountable for their fiscal gaffes as any corporation they regulate. If that were the case, we would have hung every politician and started over by now.

  • Anonymous

    Those on the left are very hard working people, but they continue to seduce those who are less fortunate, not out of a feeling of love toward fellow man, but out of a need to do anything for power – do what ever it takes to gain power and retain it…those on the left simply take advantage of the poorest among us…it’s unfortunate, but true.

  • Judy Anderson

    Possible Ashton has always had conservative views and hid it for many years knowing if he did not, his career would not take off. Now that he is so famous and rich possibly he can talk and say exactly what he thinks without worrying about where his next job is coming from. I like the way he talks and nice to know he thinks as long as you work you are worth something and it doesn’t matter if you work behind a counter as long as you work. Thanks Ashton for speaking out to the young people.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    You being a liberal I wonder if you have a grip in reality.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Wait till Obama and Schumer hear him, they will be calling him to shut up

  • Guinness

    I just hate the fact that these guys are saying “Ashton, you’re the Tea Party”. Ashton was around longer than the Tea Party… those views were around longer than the Tea Party. As an independent, I despise the tactics, and some of the grandeur presented by the Tea Party, but I can have some of the some views and not be a Tea Partier. It’s the sickness that a lot of extremists have. “We believe in that ideal… so if you believe in it too, you must be one of us.” No… can be in the middle, heck, I can even lean left a little but I can still believe that we’re entitled to very little. It’s ridiculous that any side of the fight can say “conservatives believe this”… “yeah well, liberals believe this”. There are liberals who have jobs, and think people should work. There are conservatives who are unemployed. Relying on nothing but the black and white is such a dangerous proposition and probably one of the major problems with political rhetoric today.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Reality try it some time.

  • Todd Clemmer

    Because Meg you liberals like to give things (usually derived from other peoples money) to people because it makes you feel good. Its your collective, no matter what, mentality. When you give things to people you weaken them. God doesn’t guide us to steal from one set of people to give to another. You have it all backwards.

  • Todd Clemmer

    Young people are mostly scared away from the Republican party because of peer pressure fed by the media that is in their lives daily.

  • InvidiaAbsit AKA 800LbGorilla

    Normally I don’t find much fault with what you post, but I would like you to clarify what you mean by, “Those on the left are very hard working people…” My objection isn’t that there aren’t hard working people on the left, or any side. But, that the left is also comprised of lay-abouts and enetitlement types. Seems you’ve omitted them as though they don’t populate the party constituency as well…

  • Me Wise Magic

    Below is a free copy of The Law. Everyone should read that sensational book. The Law is to conservatives what The Communist Manifesto is to progressives. (see link below)

    The Law by Frederic Bastiat (a life changing book)
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/21397257/Frederic-Bastiat-The-Law-1848

    Note: During the 2012 GOP campaign Ron Paul said that this was his second favorite book of all-time. Second only to the Bible.

  • Brandon Matthew Daufelt

    However, if you believe half the people in this country should be mandated to provide the other half of the country, you are truly a “liberal”. This will not work, and we need to put an end to it.

  • Todd Clemmer

    Bingo.

  • Todd Clemmer

    Look at you. Here. Trolling. That’s how messed up in the head you are.

  • Anonymous

    A definite MUST READ. I have a copy that I would send if I had his address. (NO, not kidding. I would send it to him.)

  • Anonymous

    Ohhhh PALEAAAAZZEEE!!! 100000% conservative values. You obviously see the VALUE in conservative values and it racks your tiny little brain so you literally vainly attempt to separate conservative values from conservatism…not that’s a real BELLY LAUGH!!!

  • Anonymous

    “Theywork mighty hard to eliminate my freedom of choice be it the size of my
    soda, gun rights, freedom of speech,health ins, salt in my food and
    thousands of other “we know what’s best for you”

    And the right has worked very hard to eliminate the reproductive rights of women and the rights of gays to marry.
    But in your childish little mind a transgression of freedom is not the denying of the right of two people to marry…but rather that you can’t get a 64 ounce Mountain Dew.
    OH, THE TYRANNY! FREEDOM IS LOST!

  • Take 2

    Concervitives can afford high priced movie tickets x 4 or 8 in family… More stars ar

  • Anonymous

    The layabouts as you have classified them, do not particularly care who gives it to them, they are the takers of society, and huddle close to their master – that would be, those passing out the free stuff (from either party). The poor will always be with us. Those on the right would rather “teach a man to fish” if you will.

  • Jimbo

    I don’t think it’s odd at all. Conservatives don’t rant. Leftists rant all the time,then bitch about “damn ‘Publican rants.” I live in an area that is teeming with dyed in the wool Democrats. They all have three things in common. They’re ignorant, lazy, and want a hand out.

  • InvidiaAbsit AKA 800LbGorilla

    Yeah, yeah, sure, sure… But, you agree that the lay-abouts are more of a Dem party support group than otherwise, right?

  • Anonymous

    It should be pretty clear by now that democrats main political behavior is to continue offering expanded benefits and welfare of all kinds, even though they have no money to do so. So they are borrowing money to fund their programs which leaves the future liquidity of the US (people) in doubt. It is a debt bubble right now, a full balloon that they want to add more air (raise the debt ceiling again). Make sure you have the ability to protect your property and loved ones. There will be trouble when it all comes crashing down. But the politicians will be safe.

  • kim

    Brandon, the answer to that is easy. Conservatives do not hate gay people. We just do not want the definition of marriage changed. Marriage is not just a civil union, it has a lot to do with our religious beliefs. Why couldn’t gay people have the civil union ‘name’? Because it wasn’t about ‘the union’ it was all political. As for the atheists, agnostics, etc., they don’t HAVE to have conversations about religion, they CHOOSE to. And they choose to attack those who disagree, and demonize and mock and belittle. You have a Constitutional right to believe what you choose, but so do we. Without being attacked for it. And the constant attacks on Christianity, religion in general etc, are all coming from your side of the issue. That Constitution you mention doesn’t give you or your side the right to destroy religion, to remove it from public, to deny us our right to practice it. It very explicitly states the gov’t cannot ESTABLISH a religion, not that those in gov’t must hide their religion in a closet. It states that we have the right to freedom of religion(the choice) and the right to FREE EXERCISE thereof. Not that because you don’t believe, nobody else is allowed to practice theirs.
    When it comes to abortion, for us the right to life is a religious belief, BECAUSE we believe that God creates each of us.
    Are there some bigots who believe gays shouldn’t exist and women shouldn’t e allowed birth control at all? Sure. Just as there are some on your side who want a law that allows only one child, wants abortions even during the birth,wants all religion forbidden, etc. We will never be rid of those folks

  • Anonymous

    No doubt…the Dems count on them, they don’t care about them, but they string them along just enough to gain their vote….no matter if legal, or illegal

  • InvidiaAbsit AKA 800LbGorilla

    Indeed… I think I’m smellin’ what you’re steppin’ in. Carry on.

  • Robin Stanley

    I don’t understand how his philosophy makes him part of the tea party agenda. I am totally against the tea party agenda, but I a, totally for working hard to get what you want. Do people really think if you don’t agree with the tea party that you don’t work hard???

  • kim

    not as funny as reading libs like you try to name call while pretending conservative values are your own

  • Anonymous

    you’ve lost me…I do have a very large dog but….?

  • hans

    “And the right has worked very hard to eliminate the reproductive rights of women”

    Pardon me but just exactly what do you mean by “reproductive rights of women”?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Something tells me the social conservatives (and the Evangelical Right) that have hijacked a good portion of the GOP agenda are the reason that moderately conservative people (Like Mr. Kutcher) don’t want to have anything to do with them. That and their zealous “Our way or no way” brand of politics.

    I’m just going to guess that Mr. Kutcher is pro gay marriage and rights. Probably pro-civil rights and probably doesn’t think that creationism has a place in the science classroom. But he does believe in hard work and fair play. Sounds to me like he is one of the “RINOs” that the Tea Party has been trying to run out of the party to me. Well, RINOs according to them. Not to me. I know what it means to be a conservative. And inflexible isn’t on the list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maugaoalii.pele Maugaoali’i Pele

    Who the hell is Ashton???? And who cares what BS that comes out of his mouth….

  • InvidiaAbsit AKA 800LbGorilla

    Ha! Suffice to say, we is be seein’ eye to eye…

  • Anonymous

    Here’s lookin at ya kid…Ha!

  • Kjersti McDonald

    What is the big deal, bringing someone to “our side”? People on all sides of the spectrum believe different things about different aspects of society. This is why I don’t subscribe to any party. All it does is polarize society, creating a “we” mentality and a “them” mentality. We aren’t enemies!!! We are all just humans trying to figure it out. There ARE enemies out there who don’t have our best interest in mind. Quit having petty arguments with the people around you because they see things differently, and definitely quit making them your enemy. Yes, some people are lazy and entitled. I agree with everything Ashton Kutcher said. But what’s the big deal, Glen Beck? Quit trying to build up your kickball team with celebrities.

  • Brian James

    Ah yes, where as the republicans would rather take all that money, let the corporations continue paying zero taxes and continue fighting “wars” that go nowhere, get us nothing, and cost quadruple over any of the benefit programs you people love to complain about

    So in your mind, its better to let people go hungry and uneducated while we spend billions of dollars blowing up people in countries far far away who have caused less american deaths than a single day of car accidents….

    The whole argument of “we don’t have the money” is a joke. If we don’t have the money for social programs then we don’t have the money for a war in the middle east a war on drugs, information gathering on all of our allies, and so on and so forth.

  • Anonymous

    LOL! The right want Ashton SOOOOO bad. It would be a feather in their cap to have someone young and cool on their side.

    Sorry, but in the last election–and the prior one—the dude campaigned for Obama and made huge donations to the Democratic Party.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/08/22/how-liberal-ashton-kutcher-became-conservative-darling/

  • Anonymous

    Why do the left revile the acts of homosexuality so much that they have to use it in a derogatory manor, even when they themselves are gay. If I was gay and enjoyed playing in the butts of other men I don’t thing I would be so quick to use a sexual act that gay men usually find erotic as disgusting especially when the other 97 % of the world can not imagine licking a mans butt hole and are completely disgusted with the idea of putting their mouths on an orifice designed to emit feces. Unless you get off on disgusting the world by disclosing such activities to the rest of us. Of course if that is the objective it certainly explains the Folsom street gay pride parade.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a video of Ashton campaigning for Obama at Iowa State.

    Since you guys love him so much, I’m happy to share such videos with you.

    Watch and enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GwIAYSF69M

  • LAM

    While I do hope he’s conservative, this interview doesn’t lead to that avenue. Ellen agrees with everything he says and we all know she’s far,far from being conservative!

  • Brian James

    Is this really what you believe? If so then this goes to show why young people are scared away. We see you as a bunch of delusional old men with no comprehension of basic logic and problem solving. We see a party that completely ignored multiple legal decisionsm threw a temper tantrum, shut the government down and then the entire time they did it tried to blame the other party…which as polls will show you the majority of people aren’t that fucking stupid.

    We see you as a party that lobbied for a government shutdown and then proceeded to complain about the government being shutdown.

    We see you as a party who ran the worst vice presidential candidate in history “just because”

    We see you as a party that every 4 years has to disavow the people you were trying to sell us on the previous 4 years

    So no, the youth are not scared of the republican part because of peer pressure. We are scared because it;s fucking scary to believe that people who wield such power could be so incredibly stupid

  • Deborah Woolley

    Glenn, you’d be doing Ashton a favor by interviewing him. Please tell us you’ll try and get him for an interview!!!

  • hans

    1)”Please explain to me how believing in hard work makes someone conservative?”

    2) “but God guides us to care for others and they need to learn that too. You can’t have it both ways”

    ———————————————————
    1) Believing in hard work is conservative because it’s an adult view of the reality in this world. The person most responsible for you is YOU.
    REAP WHAT YOU SOW, GOOD KARMA , Force = mass X acceleration,

    2) Of course I can have it both ways.
    You care for others the way YOU choose and I’ll do likewise.
    How HARD is that to grasp?

  • Brian James

    This is why you people are delusional. “Seen enlightenment” because he made simple logical statements about how you should work to get what you earn? This is funny seeing as the tea party is fine with corporations paying zero taxes. When are they going to see the enlightenment that using tax loopholes to avoid paying the country you operate out of is akin to theft from the people?

  • David Young

    Keep in mind that he’s an actor. Is he acting or actually speaking his mind. Only he knows.

  • hans

    If he keeps making good sense in front of a microphone and camera, he’s doomed.
    Maybe he thinks he’s rich enough now to be marginalized.

  • Jaymz13

    It’s almost as if Kutcher is channeling Rush Limbaugh…shhhhhhhhh…Don’t tell anyone. This is COOL! =D

  • Brian James

    “Marriage is not just a civil union, it has a lot to do with our religious beliefs.” Yes and your religion hates gays. Is that a hard concept for you to understand?

    The the government should take no part in any sort of “religious marriage”. Marriage and the “legal enjoinment of two individuals” should be two separate things.

    BTW, since you bring up your heavily flawed religion, you may want to be aware the definition of marriage was already changed the moment you began accepting divorce as something that can take place. So your religious definition of marriage is already ruined, but you’re fine accepting that.

  • Anonymous

    Kutcher is pretty open about his views. He describes himself as a fiscal conservative, and a social liberal. He also openly endorsed Bush back in 2004, but endorsed Obama in 2008.

  • JMJ

    Would like one SPECIFIC example of the “tactics” and “grandeur” that the Tea Party presents. We’re waiting.

  • Anonymous

    And you know what happens when we migrate to red states?
    We turn them blue.

    Florida…Nevada…Virginia…New Mexico…Iowa….
    Where oh where do we hit next?

    TEXAS, BABY!

  • Anonymous

    So true, they are brainwashed that Republicans are so evil with a major helping of uncool. They would never examine the ideas enough to realize that they would work. It’s a major victory of the left in the media and the school system.

  • greywolfrs

    Another dunce heard from. Hey stupid, which party thinks the government should play Robin Hood and take from one group to give to another? That is forced charity. It’s OK, you show your true colors the moment you call every Conservative a Neocon.

  • hans

    “LOL! The right want Ashton SOOOOO bad. It would be a feather in their cap to have someone young and cool on their side.”
    ————————————————————————————

    It may be a NEWS FLASH for you but some people actually GROW-UP, with time , effort , hard work and reflection.

    Maye even you have that potential as well.

  • Kelso

    I’m a Democrat. I’m a liberal. I believe in hard work. I believe in capitalism. Money is good. What I don’t believe in is wealth inequality. If you’re against having your hard earned money taken away from you and given to the “poor who didn’t earn it” (I won’t get into the abhorrent vilifying of the poor here), you should also be against having your hard earned money taken away from you and given to the rich who didn’t earn it either. It’s the exact same thing.

  • greywolfrs

    Again, you stupid M F ers make statements like this, but are perfectly willing to have use someone else’s money for your forced charity. By the way, you do realize that most “corporations” are small companies and do not qualify for those tax breaks you speak of. You don’t even have the first clue why a small company would incorporate. How is using the tax law to their advantage make it theft? You really should look up the definition of theft.

  • Victoria

    No,he is not a closet conservative . He is a closet libertarian because he is in favor of freedom and people making healthy choices. This includes taking responsibility for their own actions and not blaming others for their misfortunes.

  • hans

    Hate to be the one to break it to you but that’s not a liberal stance that’s a

    “LIBERTARIAN ” stance sans the wealth inequality drivel.

  • Anonymous

    How about we all work for ourselves and our families, we donate to many causes, the government throws our tax dollars away like it is their money. Taxed enough already.

  • Kelso

    Well at the very least I’m socially liberal. LOL.

  • greywolfrs

    I am not surprised. The part you dolts do not seem to get is the forced charity you are forwarding. How is handing someone free food, housing, medical care and everything else getting them to work for it? It isn’t…

  • Anonymous

    Hey Brian did you know that the left defunds “multiple legal decisionsm” all the time. Yucca Mountain is the law of the land, yet it sits unfunded to this day because of Harry Reid (not exactly a Tea Partier). It’s a common tactic that lawmakers use because they are supposed to have the power of the purse. But you guys are so gullible you accept what the media tells you when they say that the right is doing something unprecedented and crazy.

    That’s how Congress used to start negotiations with a President, but because he knows he owns the media he sits there and does nothing. So you young people get crap. YOu get to fund all the changes to the healthcare system that will be destroyed when you get old enough to use it, and you’ll get IOU’s instead of Social Security and Medicare. The Tea Party is fighting for your future, but you guys are too brainwashed to do your own homework and know that. At least you’ll know how to accurately describe the country that is left to you.

  • hans

    You do know it’s impossible to believe in both “capitalism. .. I don’t believe in is wealth inequality” , right?

  • Anonymous

    What makes you think that conservatives want their money taken away and given to the rich? What makes you think conservatives have anything against the poor?

  • Kelso

    Not necessarily. Making money is good. But capitalism, like any other social construct, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It doesn’t take into account human greed.

  • Kelso

    …their tendency to vote for tax breaks for the rich / big business and against social welfare programs?

  • Anonymous

    Corporations donate as much to Democrats if not more than to Republicans. Check out how much Goldman Sachs continues to give Obama and the Democrats. Why do you think businesses got their Obamacare mandate delayed when people like you and me get no such consideration? Tea Partiers want the govt out of the business of picking winners and losers and meddling in the economy so they can get businesses and their lobbyists out of lawmaking. That will only happen if politicians don’t have the power to micromanage businesses.

  • Michael

    An attitude of entitlement is what has held Australia back from achieving it’s potential. It is an extremely damaging mindset.

  • Anonymous

    I believe he was raised leaning a little right in Iowa but to fit in on the left coast
    he had to wear the hat! But at the same time we need to remember this
    president is well beyond left! So far beyond that the democrat’s have
    now started coming out saying whoo whoo whoo this isn’t what I signed up
    for!

  • Anonymous

    Psst– JMJ His college professors and the smart people on the news told him that Tea Partiers were bad, so it must be true. Shhhh

  • hans

    Can I interest you in skipping that and screwing up mexico or cuba instead?

  • D Schulz

    Attention Glenn. I agree with personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility, and with the value of work. I extoll their virtues to every young person I know and will instil them in my children. I voted Democrat in every presidential election I have been of age to vote in because I don’t agree with removing all forms of welfare, social safety net and government regulation. Perhaps Ashton agrees with that second part too, and that is why he is not TP and TP is not him.

  • Jesustheonlyway

    No.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not, there’s no way (see 2 1/2 men). Sadly, we jump excitedly all over a common sense statement because it’s kind of rare.

  • Abbey Baldwin

    I hear SO many proposed liberals speaking conservative views (that don’t realize that’s what they’re doing. All of us, our freedoms, are being threatened by the changes in our country and the “entitlement” element that continues to grow in our nation. MAN UP!

  • Liha

    Who cares if he’s talking ‘our side’, ‘conservative values’ or what ever the HELL. People its the words, not a ‘party’. The words were for teens that don’t even vote yet. Glenn I’m sorry, but you and some posts sound like idiots dissecting his WORDS. Disappointing.

  • Anonymous

    Or not. We’ll just wait and see. Who knows? Maybe he was inspired by James Woods to stand up and be counted. After all, he’s made enough money to live out the rest of his life comfortably, so he doesn’t have to impress anybody.

  • Korby

    I thought, “You are doing this, Glenn, because Ashton does not want to act any more… He is tired of acting and just wants to come out of the closet… Career over.”

  • hans

    1) I don’t care if you want to marry your dog and the pack mule, knock yourself out I’m sure some church will gladly do so.

    2) Now if you’re talking about giving more govt freebies to ANYONE, I’m flat against that, be that homosexuals, heterosexuals , illegal aliens or space aliens.

  • Korby

    How about Tim Allen’s show, “Last Man Standing”. A definite breath of fresh air.

  • Brandon Turner

    As a libertarian, it totally agree with you. We dont have the money, so stop with the entitelments, stop with the wars, and for fucks sake, stop being lazy america.

  • Edgeman4

    I didn’t think I’d find intelligence and common sense in these comments, but you proved me wrong. Well said Guinness. The Tea Party is an extremist group that want nothing more than to live in a society that helps nobody, yet when one of these people find themselves in need of help, they are the first in line to get the government benefits. The far left and the democrats today aren’t much better either. It is true there are far more people in the middle than everyone realizes, it’s just the extremists are much more vocal. It’s not all black and white as you said. The middle needs to speak up!

  • Splinter Cell

    He doesn’t know much about Politics obviously! lol

  • Edgeman4

    They have been given a chance to work ove and over again, go look at the results without the bias and you’ll see they have failed every time, and they have always been on the wrong side of history. You guys are in serious denial.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody hates gays, that’s so juvenile. Very successful PR machine they have. The whole issue has been weakening marriage. I’ll give you an example. Dan Savage is a gay activist who now is married, so he has his advice column where he can give his fellow-married people advice. He brilliantly tells us that if one spouse doesn’t want to do a sexual thing (fetish, etc.) that the other wants to do, the fetishee should have permission to seek that outside the marriage. Other columns have featured “saving” marriages by having affairs when the other person isn’t currently attractive to you. Gay men are never monogamous, at 5 yrs out statistically none of the relationships are. (see AIDS research, I can give you a link). They need to make their own traditions, not weaken ours.

  • Kathy Atkinson

    I have a corporation. It is a small construction business. I am president. I also have to work as a nurse full time to pay for the company. Believe me I do not see Tax breaks on Corporations at my level. Thing is by the time payroll taxes, franchise taxes, quarterly taxes, sales taxes and so on My husband pretty much works 60 hrs a week for free. We had the American dream and now we are being taxed out of it. Likewise all the taxes I pay out of my second job. Get it out of your head now that Corporations pay 0 taxes that is absolutely false. Lets not mention all the Social security tax that both you and I pay are really theft because I doubt we will ever see it. I am assuming you work and have a job. Otherwise me and my ENTITLED company support you and yours. Yes you are welcome!

  • Anonymous

    I hate gay people? How is that?

  • hans

    I’ll be honest I have no idea what “greed ” supposedly means to you.
    But if you believe in hard work and capitalism as you say then you logically cannot be opposed to wealth inequality.It’s a basic contradiction that cannot be resolved.

    Perhaps you have a unique definition of “wealth inequality” ?

  • Edgeman4

    Exactly this, they have their good opinions and they have their crazy anti-constitutional beliefs. Equal rights is as much a part of the constitution as gun rights. But somehow in their heads they have convoluted the constitution to only apply to their beliefs. All the things that go against their god all of a sudden nullifies something in the constitution.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I’m tolerant. But I am definitely not a nationalist. The socialist part, I don’t know. Which brand of socialism are you referring to?

  • Anonymous

    It is not the left who reviles is acts of homosexuality, but homosexuals, and for obvious reasons. If you haven’t licked another man’s butt, how do you know you won’t like it?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Your homophobic rants. I know it is hard for you simple folk to keep up but please try.

  • Edgeman4

    Yeah and as soon as he mentions to Glen Beck that gays should have a right to marriage, and women should have the right to choose, all these people praising him will call him the most vilest evil of all. You all know people can have differing opinions, it doesn’t mean they have to adhere to the vile, bigoted, racist views of the Tea Party.

  • Anonymous

    Huh? What in your crazy head makes you think I was talking about “handing someone free food, housing, medical care”? I think you are confusing me with other people…

  • hans

    “tendency to vote for tax breaks for the rich / big business”

    That’s just not true.
    Conservatives want minimal taxes for everyone.

    It’s liberals and crony capitalists that are interested in giving unfair advantages to big business .

  • rshort

    Duck Dynasty? Why would you use that reality TV piece of crap as an example of US Patriotism? Do me a favor and next time you visit Walmart, look on the side of all the Duck Dynasty paraphanelia they sell there and tell me where it’s made.

    Need a hint? It’s a Communist country, the world’s largest exporter, violater of human rights, and the same country we borrow money from in order to squelch civil liberties. Duck Dynasty, along with all the other commercialized bullshit out there is just part of that system which works to keep the population stupid, ignorant, and divisive.

  • Edgeman4

    No this is wrong, they aren’t conservative views they are middle of the road common sense views that conservatives have appropriated as their own. Ask Ashton how he feels about gay rights or abortion, or even social security, I bet you won’t get the answers you are looking for. It’s time for you “conservatives” to start looking at your own views and see how some of them go against the very constitution you are trying to defend. Half the things the tea party wants is unconstitutional. Civil rights are as much a part of the Constitution as gun rights.

  • http://www.bamahuskies.com/ Jim Wood

    great stuff he is on the right track

  • Edgeman4

    Not to mention abortion rights, gay rights, and many other beliefs the Tea Party would have a problem with. Glenn beck are you seriously this deluded to think the entire world is black and white and it’s basically us vs them. Go talk to some real Americans for once, and stop prancing around your elite as if they speak for everyone.

  • Anonymous

    What Conservative ideas have been given a chance? Name them. We’ve been in creeping socialism for decades.

  • Anonymous

    Neither do the Republicans believe in removing all forms of Welfare, social Safety and government regulations. It’s the size of it all that the Republicans want to change….and I’m 100% with them. This country will go broke, if Obama stays in office, and he doesn’t want to lower the size of government one bit. He wants society to rely of the government for everything. RIDICULOUS. WE CAN’T AFFORD THAT.

  • rshort

    Like George Carlin said “I don’t get all choked up over yellow ribbons and American flags. To me, those are just symbols and I leave the symbols to the simple-minded.”

    I share some of the same sentiments with the Tea party, like respecting the Second Amendment, low or no income tax, and small government. But I fail to see how how this embarassing display of partisan rhetoric is going to actually result in more freedom. You know what’s more effective than the tea party? Getting dropped from your beloved insurance plan and told to pay twice as much at the Healthcare Exchange. That really gets people going. In the last two days, my liberal friends on facebook will not just shut up about how pissed off they are.

    The tide will also naturally shift as my generation also gets handed the bill for $17+ trillion in debt, trade deficits, Healthcare Exchange premiums, and they go to collect their retirement only to find that SS coffers have been emptied by the Baby Boomer generation. You guys spent our money, handed us the bill, shipped off all our jobs to China, and then self-righteously tell us we need to fork over more to pay for your military and your wars. I have no love for either party and that definently includes the tea party and the generation that runs it.

  • Rob Kempton

    only a moron would not see the Duck D. guys are a good example

  • Anonymous

    What “homophobic rants”, crazy person. Please do tell, quote verbatim o shut up.

  • Anonymous

    Besides shutting down the government and holding the world economy hostage because the votes don’t exist to legislatively revoke the ACA? Or would you like something a little less obvious?

  • rshort

    I can’t say I disagree with that. What a circus freak show that was. WTF Republicans? Nevertheless, it kind of pales in comparison to the abomination which is the Healthcare Exchange and doesn’t address my most pressing concerns about the Federal Reserve, Corporatism within government, the import/export discrepancy and currency manipulation from China, fiat currency, and the like. THIS young person would love to see you older people get your shit together and start talking about things that actually matter instead of this partisan crap where you wave around your flags and repeat rhetoric that means absolutely nothing and changes nothing.

    Guns, gay marriage, abortion, legalize marijuana, taxes, small government, CHANGE, 99%. I am so sick of this show of dancing circus bears.

  • Bugs Bunny

    You assuming little turds think everyone on handouts are scamming the system. Complain about the implementation, not the attempt to be a civilized society. In the old days libtards were called bleeding hearts. What happened to that, old fogey?

    FYI, I don’t like moochers, handouts, unions, etc. etc. because it provides corruption and does not solve the problem. However, the money wasted on the rich is FAR FAR greater. But your Trailer Trash logic doesn’t understand this.

  • Anonymous

    I have a new found respect for this guy who I thought was another Hollywood Fool. Glasses up to you! Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps this is why there is no more Demi/Ashton relationship. Welcome back to the real world, Mr. K! Just keep sharing your views…you have a great platform where you can reach millions who would otherwise still be thinking the world owes them a living.

  • Anonymous

    So you don’t think the ACA should have been delayed? They didn’t have a valid point? They are doing what their voters prefer by a wide margin. Harry Reid defunded Yucca Mountain and you didn’t hear anyone squawking about that. Selective outrage by the media.

  • Jarod Krystin Morris

    Even if they’re a good example, rshort has a point that their products are not produced in America. ~Jarod

  • Tripp

    He’s not you. The difference here is a gigantic CHASM between your views on social issues. Until conservatives can wake up and see where the world is going in a social, cultural way, they will not have someone like Kutcher on their side.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Look at your own post. Why should I be your mother?

  • Ben

    I honestly do not care what his political views are. But I applaud him for being a good role model. And for speaking out on something he firmly believes in.

  • Ken Brooks

    Why wonder if he’s conservative? Just let him come on his show and have a good message. No need for titles. Why not just be?

  • David Mulloy

    Is Amazing: Ellen Degeneres Speachless!! That alone should have made headlines!!
    She couldnt find the words without saying something in rebuttal; so she kept her mouth shut. That is a skill that most Liberals DO NOT HAVE!! The clog the airwaves with BS so they dont have to reveal their agendas!!

  • John Titor

    Maybe he is a conservative, just that he won’t put that name to it in fear of not working in Hollywood. I must admit those were some wise words.

  • Anonymous

    I keep hearing idiots like you spouting off about the Tea Party! You are a mindless, kool aid drinking idiot! Have you ever been to a Tea Party??? Tea parties are about the constitution, our congress abiding by it and also government living within it’s means! I hear nothing about what you are saying involving marriage or abortion! How about you go to one and get the truth instead of buying into the crap some liberal is selling you!

  • Anonymous

    There ya go again! Get some facts first before you spout stupidity

  • cydonian man

    he’s not so much a conservative, but more about the working class. they are the backbone of America. The ones who bust their asses, and put pride in their accomplishments.

  • Anonymous

    No thanks! I’ll take Clint Eastwood any day Ashston couldn’t shine Clint’s shoes with his resume

  • Anonymous

    Apparently we can get a good education and spell also, unlike you!

  • Anonymous

    Great! then go for it and do all the good you want with your OWN money! Liberals love to help everyone, They just want to do it with other peoples money!!!

  • jc7604

    What about gay tea party members? Do they not count? And do not say they don’t exist. My cousin is a gay conservative tea partier.
    Bet that just blew your mind didn’t it.

  • Jamsr

    I don’t think Kutcher has an issue stating whatever his beliefs lead him to say. He’s worked hard, smart and he’s lived a genuinely generous life. It’s who he is because he’s chosen to follow that road. He doesn’t want a pat on the back, nor is he worried of someone disagrees with his lifestyle choices. The arrogance of Hollywood and the facade of it all hasn’t changed the man at all. It’s made him better because he’s sure of what’s right and wrong and lives as a giver without pretense, not a taker with ulterior motives.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to both of you for proving you are totally ignorant of conservatism

  • Samantha

    Funny, some of those states are also the ones in the most debt–like New York and California, and no I won’t post a link proving that, you can Google it. I think we all just need to quit this Republican/Democrat division and find a way to work together. We’re all different, and it’s OKAY!! It’s all a big show in DC, and these types of discussions are exactly what they’re after to pit everyone against each other.

  • rshort

    I don’t disagree, entirely. For example, why is that the gov’t is even allowed to preside over things like marriage? There should be no law which prevents someone from marrying another, barring a minor on grounds of statutory rape (or an animal, I guess on grounds of animal abuse). I don’t see this constitutional right being defended by the people who purport to be defenders of the constitution!

    On civil rights though, I can’t honestly say I’ve met too many conservatives that disagree with rights like voting, attending schools, earning money, owning property, or otherwise participating equally in society which are the basic tenants of civil rights and liberty. They may be against federally funded entitlement programs which generally target minority populations, but that’s an entirely different issue (and I agree with conservatives on that one). You can’t say that someone is “Anti-civil rights” because they’re against federal spending on a socialist program. That annoying Ad Hominem is right up there with being “Anti-Elderly” if you argue that the social security coffers are going empty.

  • rshort

    Stop pointing fingers at each other like a couple of 7-year-olds being questioned about who broke Mommy’s vase.

    No, conservatives are not in favor of big business interest crooks.

    No, liberals aren’t either.

    STOP IT. Stop fighting, you two!

  • Disney diva

    You werent reading what she said. She’s not a leftie. Sheesh!

  • Anonymous

    If he s saying things that make sense I will listen

  • Arlene Wimberly

    i am most impressed with his comments; to me, it is common sense, working is a gift; it gives us some confidence, a sense of worth, a sense seeing the results of your endeavors, doing something good, producing–the end result is a person who has a sense of worth

  • greywolfrs

    What platform of the Tea Party is bigoted or racist? Don’t bother to answer, because there isn’t one.

  • greywolfrs

    Oops, truth is the bane of ALL left wing dolts…

  • Thom Thomsen

    @ Brian James – I bet that you’ve never served in the military, never served a day in service to your country in any shape or form. I’d bet that you’ve sucked at the government teat, probably have at least tried most of the recreational drugs, and are under 30 years old. I’m also betting that you’ve never voted in a local election, although you might have voted for Obama. I’d bet you don’t know the name of the mayor of your town, and probably don’t know who your Senators are.

    You obviously don’t have a clue about life in the larger world outside your self-centered, idiotic head. I’d bet that you don’t understand, nor have ever even thought about reading the Constitution of the US, nor the Bill of Rights. I’d bet that you don’t have a clue what the constitution says are the responsibilities of the Federal government, and what are the State rolls and responsibilities. For if you did, if you were intellectually honest, you’d see that “social programs” are not the job of the Federal government, that they are a State responsibility.

    I’m sure you’re pissed right about now, if you’ve bothered to read this far, and I’d say good…how honest were you, even to yourself about what I’ve said?

  • greywolfrs

    Which half of the things the Tea Party want are unConstitutional? Nevermind, you have no answer because there isn’t one.

  • greywolfrs

    Name one Tea Party statement that says anything about abortion, gay rights or any of the other “beliefs.”

  • Anonymous

    Because your such a good nurturer?

  • Mike

    “God-fearing Americans”? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…What is this, the dustbowl? Glenn Beck is arguably the biggest joke in commentary, and that is saying something considering the clowns at FOX BOOBS

  • greywolfrs

    How exactly can you say that is a “Libertarian stance?” That is complete B S.

  • Anonymous

    Wow… He doesn’t identify Tea Party because there is a disconnect between saying I believe in conservative values and I believe in American values. To us liberals or libertarians the conservative side believes that the freedoms that are important are the freedoms they believe in. That is a problem. Freedom is a vast landscape. To us it means various liberties should be supported. Why support 2nd amendment but not the right to love and marry same sex? Why believe in bringing corporate taxes to zero but not offer children in poverty a meal and good education? Glenn, when you support the idea that government should stay out of the things you deem important as opposed to the idea that they should stay out of anything in our personal lives you might get what Ashton is talking about.

  • Thom Thomsen

    Like Brian James above, I recommend that you take a glance at the Constitution. It enumerates the roles and responsibilities of the Federal government. One of the roles is to “provide for the common defense”. This is the military. In no place does it say..”pay for lazy, drug dealing, baby squirting deadbeats”. I personally would prefer that you young little shits would get a job, and take the load off my back of having to support you. You personally might have a job, and be paying taxes, but do you have a clue WHY the jobs and work have gone to China? WHY the steel industry, and the textile industry is no longer in the states? I kinda doubt it, otherwise you’d know that the Tea Party and the beliefs they stand for are not represented by sending work overseas, they don’t believe in collective bargaining (the death of the US labor force), and they don’t believe in supporting pussies who don’t and won’t support themselves.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, they said they were willing to negociate and simply asked for a one year delay to Obamaocare. I guess you missed the part about Obamao being unwilling to come to the table, but hey, you have your B S left wing rhetoric down.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, people wanting the government to actually follow the Constitution is extreme. You are a complete idiot.

  • rshort

    At risk of alienating the common, right-wing base, I have to shake my head at this level of stupidity. Duck Dynasty is McDonald’s or Kim Kardashian nicely wrapped up in camoflauge and conservative values for your specific consumer desires. Though I am among the loudest defenders of the constitution (and an Alaskan who grew up hunting to boot), I no longer identify with this aspect of society which filters its narrow world through the lens of partisan rhetoric loosely based on childhood values and pure sentiment. You watch this simpleton crap, gobble it up like maple syrup sausage dipped in fried batter, repeat mantras which are quickly losing meaning, and fail to ask any questions of real importance. WHERE’S THE CRITICAL THINKING HERE? THERE IS NONE! Most of you are also of the older generation and proponents of expensive wars and military budgets which we have to turn to China to pay for.

    When is the last time ANY OF YOU asked the following questions?
    - What is the federal reserve, when was it established, why was it established, who owns it, how exactly is it effecting economy, and what is going to happen as a result of it.
    - What is a fiat currency and how should the gov’t handle it? Should we go back to a gold standard or backing the currency with some other kind of tangible? What is Keynesian economics and what are the advantages/disadvantages to the policies based on these principles? What are the logical fallacies to running the system like this?
    -Why is the cost of living going up while wages are going down? Can any of you actually answer this question specifically in terms of economics without just saying “It’s those damn libs!”
    -What is a trade deficit and how is this affecting our economy? How do we create equilibrium in trade and incentivize a robust domestic manufacturing economy?
    -How much are these wars costing us and why are we over there, exactly? How are we supposed to be able to afford propping up other countries on foreign aid and aren’t we just acting as enablers, making other countries dependent on us and actually endangering ourselves and adding to the problem?

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, there are SO many trailer parks in Los Angeles. You are not even an American, so you have no say. The money wasted on the “rich?” Please, you are an idiot.

  • Bobby Ponder

    Look, I agree with you on almost everything you said but one issue. Dropping the tax rate to zero would bring a shit ton of money and business back to America and the people who can’t seem to get a job now that rely on worthless handouts from a horrid government could walk to their car everyday, drive to work, and on the way home from work in their own car stop at a grocery store and buy freggin dinner. This, instead of paying in 5 dollars of tax money and the needy getting one dollar of that tax money if they happen to be black or newly arrived to this country. A yeah, maybe people would also adopt discernment when having children they can’t afford if we no longer afford them the luxury of “here have this for being stupid.”

  • Anonymous

    The TeaParty supports Individual Liberty & Freedoms. Liberals, Progressive Marxists Democrats, Establishment GOP do NOT, they want to CONTROL EVERYONE, and give Freedom to the POLITICAL CLASS with LAWS being applied to the WORKING CLASS, different laws for different groups… totally ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL.

    There are many Gay TeaParty groups. You really do not understand what Liberals are pushing. They think everyone should think LIKE THEM. Conservatives just want people to THINK, period.

    Many in the TeaParty support TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE which is HOLY MATRIMONY between a man and a woman. Gays can form their own sacred unions be it religious or not but they will never be the same as a man and woman’s sacred religious union because they are not, they are UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS on their own. The Liberals are trying to put a COMMON BLANKET over ALL with COMMON LAWS that fit ONE SIZE. Our world is NOT like that.

    That is where many do NOT understand our US Constitution that EMBRACES INDIVIDUAL Liberty & Freedom for all, EMBRACING Individual UNIQUENESS without a common RUBBER STAMP. LIBERALS destroy INNOVATION and UNIQUENESS by trying to make ALL THE SAME. Our Founding Fathers intended for EACH SOVEREIGN STATE to be a UNIQUE COUNTRY ON IT’s OWN with many differences NOT ALL THE SAME like the Massive Centralized Federal Government is pushing our country towards.

    Read the US Constitution, our Founding History , ALL the FOUNDING FATHERS’ Documents of LIBERTY & FREEDOM FROM the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, BILL OF RIGHTS, US CONSTITUTION, FEDERALIST PAPERS and perhaps then you will actually understand what the WHOLE Tea Party MOVEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.

  • rshort

    “Crikey, I’ve spotted a wild sensible person in his natural habitat. Now if you’ll notice, he appears real calm and neutral. Contrary to popular myth, sensible people don’t really care about things like labels or belonging to a group or claiming ownership of specific values.

    Now watch as the sensible person moves. I’m just gonna get in there and grab him real quick so the camera can get a better look at him! Now, I have to be real careful because sensible people react unpredictably to being suddenly grabbed.”

    *jump on Ben*

  • Anonymous

    TeaParty values: Less Government > Less Taxes > MORE Personal Responsibility.

  • hans

    “That is complete B S.’

    ———————————

    Well then make your case.

  • Anonymous

    But as you alluded there is no WHOLE tea party ethos. Some are gay supportive some are not. Some may believe we need immigration reform and some do not. The comment Glenn made about why Ashton isn’t a tea party guy just shows how out of touch he is with most of us that are young and have worked hard and done something with ourselves. I do very well but I have to thank a public school system that helped me get into a great college and I thank the military that taught me valuable lessons and Fannie Mae and the VA and several BIG GOVERNMENT programs that has been there to support and now have helped me make 6 figures. We all want freedom but most of us aren’t interested in the mentality that only certain freedoms are important….

  • Anonymous

    We don’t have the money. If we did, they would not need to borrow it or print up more, would they? Your argument is moot. I did not know republicans were for starvation and killing. Thanks for that, now I’m smarter.

  • free-dom

    @edtoohey Reproductive rights swings both ways take’s a he and a she. If abortion is their choice it should be their right to pay for it!

  • Anonymous

    When he realizes one out of three Americans are applying for disability, he will really jump on the bandwagon. Sorry, there are people who are sick, but most of these young healthy people are just stuck to a remote.

  • Anonymous

    Then you should pay higher taxes with your six figured salary to help others achieve the same! Since you have used the Federal Government programs to make such a great living? Pay it ALL back so others can do the same! Simple!

    I prefer LESS Government, LESS Taxes, MORE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

    Since you are SOOO Smart then YOU KNOW that it is because of the Federal Government Health Care costs have risen at t record rate since the Federal Government GOT involved with our HEALTH CARE via Medicare Medicaid 1960s, then in the 1970s with HMOs PPOs etc., Flood Insurance… now 0bamaCare! Federal Govt has been driving the cost of our Education system WAY UP since they got involved with our Public School system, University & College system since the 1970s via regulation, mandates, grants, etc., they have greatly DRIVEN UP THE COST as they did with AMTRAK, USPS etc., they create a MASSIVE DYSFUNCTIONAL HIGH COST BUREAUCRACY, unlike the FREE MARKET that greatly reduces the cost of goods and services via competition.

    You are a very good example of a FAILED PUBLIC GOVERNMENT RUN SCHOOL SYSTEM…

    CLUELESS TO THE TRUTH/Facts of Economics 101!

    A FREE ONLINE COURSE FOR ECONOMICS 101 @ LevinforHillsdale.com

  • Take 2

    Yeah. Just got a smart phone too! I will fix it when on my pc…

  • Anonymous

    I do pay higher taxes, about 40k a year and I’m okay with that because without infrastructure, social contracts with out citizens and programs to support those that cannot help themselves we are like countries without tax bases, like Somalia (zero taxes and no gun control), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and so on. What I think you misunderstand is the answer isn’t minimal or no government, it is responsible government that is held accountable by citizens involved in the process. I get a feeling you are that type of person that wants accountability but who did you last vote for? A political hack that doesn’t understand how to improve government (TED CRUZ, MIKE LEE etc) or a career politician (McCain, Boehner etc)? These types of politicians aren’t getting us to where we need to be. You might have drank too much of the Kool Aid…

  • Anonymous

    POINT OUT JUST WHERE I ALLUDED TO NO TEA PARTY ETHOS??? WHERE?

    You are a very deceitful Progressive Marxist period. Go play in your Saul Alinsky PlayBooK: “You can lie, cheat and steal… The end justifies the means.”

  • Lizzard

    Writing in CAPS does not make your point valid.

  • chick

    very well said

  • Ron Carter

    sounds like a Libertarian to me. Look, rshort, there are a lot more issues than just fiscal in this country. The whole problem with the Libertarians is that they don’t care about anything but fiscal responsibility. I like that part of Libertarianism, but there’s more. Everyone who has any other message is pushed to arms length until they agree with everything a Libertarian has to say. It doesn’t help your party.

  • Anonymous

    “There are many Gay TeaParty groups. “,”Many in the TeaParty support TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE which is HOLY MATRIMONY between a man and a woman. Gays can form their own sacred unions” These are your statements and you illustrate there are varied opinions within the Tea Party and therefore no single Tea Party ethos as a political framework.

    I have never read Saul Alinsky and capitalism is what pays for my 5000 sq ft house and my vacations to Tahiti. One would think you would be more supportive of the narrative that my mother, an immigrant, worked hard to make sure I had the tools to succeed in life via hard work and perseverance. Sorry but my 5 years in the military showed me what life is like across the globe and how America is no longer freedom central due to “conservatives”.

  • Anonymous

    You really are very ignorant of facts… There are OVER 20,000 GUN CONTOL LAWS on the books.

    I HAVE NEVER SAID NO GOVERNMENT. The last person i voted for actually kept their oath of office in the US Congress. The other two i am working very hard daily to get them out of office because of their LIES & DISHONOR, Breaking their oath of office. My local representatives are great and very honest and honorable people who are FED UP with what is going on in our government.

    Being honest, honorable, truthful and keeping your oath is timeless. It use to be every American’s principle to do so.

    Assault Rifles have been banned in the USA since 1934 National Firearms Act. You can only own one under special licensing and fees which are very very high.

    You are the one drinking the koolaide of the Progressive Marxists, Karl Marx, Cloward & Piven, Joel Rogers, Saul Alinskey et al Destroyers of Individual Liberty & Freedom. You probably support Agenda 21, EPA, Sustainable Development, Carbon Exchanges, Al Gore et al LIARS.

    As far as a responsible government held accountable by the people it is very clearly laid out in the US Constitution which you are CLEARLY VERY IGNORANT OF. The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS CREATED BY THE STATES by the people. It has since been perverted by the Progressives who have been working for 100 years to over throw it.

    Have a nice life… I prefer HONEST & HONORABLE MEN LIKE CRUZ, LEE, and those who stood up with him any day over career LIARS LIKE McCAIN, REID, PELOSI, 0BAMA, GRAHAM, et al PROGRESSIVES & ESTABLISHMENT GOP.

  • chick

    you know Edgeman4, I am sure there are people out there that do need help. BUT to need assistance and to just take the assistance as a way of life….Well I am sorry but I do not think anyone because they have more money should have to be responsible for people that don’t want to apply themselves, get up off their ass and get a job. It is the fault of the government, for not setting more structure on assistance AND it is the fault of the LAZY that just take it because they can.
    Republicans and Democrats – both side need work on representing their states and if it is good enough for us then t is good enough for them. It is called common sense

  • Anonymous

    What is even sadder, it takes a Veteran over 390 plus days to even get a reply to a application for medical and disability. Sad very sad…

  • Joe Aquino

    And liberalism isn’t crap ? Do u like how Obama is slowly destroying Alaska by wagging an all out war the oil company’s with job killing regulations or environmental excuses while folks like Al gore make millions or how about Obama care u like that one do u like how liberal sugar coat there elitism with caring for the environment and global warming to raise taxes and make billions of dollars like al gore hmm u my friend need a moment of truth

  • Anonymous

    Maybe everyone is wrong about everything and where does that take us??? we have to have some kind of princples about life…creationism is a science of its own…just because the scientific stuff happens to be new doesn’t mean it is right either…science is a theory … cannot always be proven…what if apes came from us…and w have it backwards…or what if God did make us what is wrong with that…?? it is not ugly way to be made…it is beautiful…to me coming from an ape is ugly how did we get beautiful people…don’t say we evolved…because how did we get the different races? don’t you think…I want to come from the eternal love God has for us…thank you…you go your way I will do my way…one day we will all find out…maybe it is backwards…we came first and apes came after…

  • Anonymous

    one mans conservative is another’s liberal…keep thinking…it is good to use our brain…instead of listening to chatter of how awful religion is…without it civilization would still be apes…

  • Anonymous
  • denvy42

    Hey Brian enlighten yourself a little and read this!

  • Anonymous

    So to you honor means depriving small business owners of profit because of ideaology? You realize the govt shutdown that Cruz caused lost good Americans money? Several outfitters in South Dakota, Wyoming and anywhere else with a National Park suffered! That is and honorable man? What did he accomplish? Obamacare cannot be repealed. It can be improved if more “honorable” men and WOMEN served in Congress. I think if you worked harder at supporting some local men and women that aren’t career politicians with grandiose dreams we would all be better off.

    Oh BTW, I’m very familiar with the Constitution and how the framework was established that by VOTING the course of our country would be laid…

  • Anonymous

    So basically Somalia…

  • jen

    Ashton could also be libertarian as they don’t believe in entitlements either. However, with conservatives come other responsibilities as #1 is Israel. So I doubt Ashton would join tea party anytime soon.

  • chick

    Why do you question the grip of reality that Zerogon has? does Zerogon speak of the promises that baited you?

  • chick

    I absolutely think that

  • Anonymous

    I did NOT SAY THAT, you did.

    Cruz did NOT cause the NON-ESSENTIAL FedGovt Shutdown. 0bama AUTHORIZED IT After Senator HarryReid REFUSED to meet in conference with the GOP HOUSE. CAN YOU TELL ALL HOW MANY CR Bills were passed by the HOUSE and turn away without a VOTE by Reid in the Senate? HOW MANY???

    Can you explain to everyone here WHY were there SIGNAGE & Barrycades on the ready to go up with PAID SECURITY GUARDS AT MIDNIGHT ON 0BAMA’s NON-ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN??? Because they planned it and WANTED IT TO HAPPEN, not Cruz nor the GOP House who constantly stated they did not want a shutdown to happen.

    Only 17% was SHUTDOWN. OPEN MEMORIALS, PARKS, MONUMENTS, SENIC OUT LOOKS, even roads to historical Ins, privately FUNDED MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, PARKS WERE BARRYCADED & BLOCKED ON PURPOSE. Does the world fall apart when on FRIDAY at 5pm til Monday at 8am when the WHOLE GOVERNMENT… WHOLE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY SHUTS DOWN? HOW about FEDERAL HOLIDAYS?

    Also explain 0bama’s memo to Federal Government Workers to MAKE THIS NON-ESSENTIAL SHUTDOWN AS PAINFUL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE… like he did back in FEBRUARY during the SEQUESTER THAT HE AUTHORIZED NOT the GOP HOUSE. The Sequester was 0bama’s IDEA for the CR signed last Aug 2012.

    0bama & the ProgressiveMarxist Democrats are LIARS, they are EVIL period. They continue to LIE/Deceive the American People and the MainStreamMediaPress, EstablishmentGOP are complicit… WHY???

    Because of MONEY & POWER… AXIS OF EVIL.

  • Anonymous

    The problem with zero tax rate is the same with the bottom 30% of Americans paying NO income tax. You have no skin in the game and therefore you no longer care about the institution of our country as whole.

  • denvy42

    You are right Diego, and the proof is right on a lot of these posts!

  • Anonymous

    WOW… you really are ignorant aren’t you? Or perhaps you are just a liar like 0bama, Progressive Marxists? Everyone can go back and read your comments, your comment history… ALL 7 inane comments and clearly see where you are coming from… not a good place. Have a nice life…

  • Anonymous

    YOU clearly are not reading my comments, but forming your own opinion with your comments. Go read each very slowly and carefully. You clearly are a very deceitful person. Have a nice life.

  • chick

    What is the date of this video? When he was married to Demi who loves Obama?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I get off the station here because you have now ventured off the trail of fact. Cruz’s filibuster did not allow a clean passage of the CR (without Obamacare stuff) to move forward. This is congressional record that supports this. Rep. King and several other Republicans support this fact that Cruz’s actions led to the shutdown. I initially thought you might have been the kind of American that supported truth and freedom as opposed to ideology and label throwing. I wish you the best.

  • Anonymous

    And you’re the biggest joke, next to izlam, and your moslem Kenyan, the oozed out of a vagina.

  • InvidiaAbsit AKA 800LbGorilla

    Well, when you are told by one sect to get up and go get a job vs the other who says it’s ok for you to lay about – and you’ve no self-respect – you’ll go with the one who affirms you lazy behavior, right?

  • Brian Jensen

    He is an open Ron Paul supporter. I admire the crap out of the guy.

  • austin

    My Uncle Isaiah got a 9 month old Lexus NX 200t SUV by working part time online… next page

    http://xurl.es/zk5g3

  • Lioness

    If you actually believe in what you say, that we should vote for responsible government, I would say that Ted Cruz was doing exactly what his constituents asked of him. So in that respect, if you disagree with those constituents, that’s where your argument should be. Defunding Obamacare is very much a right of congress, who has the power of the purse, it’s the last line of defense towards poorly constructed laws. I have tenants who rely on veterans benefits and was understanding of that, so I also felt the effects, but I still supported the shutdown. I am in complete defiance of Obama Care, which technically was passed unconstitutionally. Ted Cruz is doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing. You have elected officials on your side who do exactly the same, even worse, they will lie through their teeth for you.

    Sure, in a perfect world full of perfect altruistic people, the government and all our elected officials would be perfect, and all our tax money would sustain that perfection. I don’t know too many like that, Mother Theresa maybe? Until she’s voted into office, I think we have slim pickings. It’s clear we have certain institutions in place that we have become completely reliant on at this point, but that sure in the heck doesn’t mean we need any more. What the federal government had, was more than they could efficiently manage.

  • Kelly Lewis

    IMO, a big part of the problem lies in your statement, genann59. Mr. Kutcher is NOT a YOUNG man. He is a MAN. “Kids” don’t take responsibility, because it is not available to them. This is me, 39, still trying to get others to recognize me as an adult, and I am raising four beautiful, well-balanced children. Just one piece of the problem puzzle, I realize.

  • Mary Brown Vaughan

    Well Glenn, haven’t we seen a plethora of video tapes interviewing “die hard” Obama supporters and when questioned about what these people believe in and agree with, they were completely against the things Obama has done/is doing and completely voiced conservative views/beliefs. That only tells me these people are absolutely uneducated in the political arena and are supporting someone/something they don’t understand AT ALL. We legal, patriotic, Americans need to keep screaming out the truths, the untruths and continue to tell people how great this country was just a short time ago when our generation grew up….and that the younger generation could have that world as well, but not with the liberal agenda tearing down the very fibers that built this great country.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you would like to enlighten me? I’m guessing you, like the candidates the Tea Party insists on backing (even if they have zero chance of winning) have all the answers.

    I’m sick of the “New Right” putting up Reagan as their saint when he would have been embarrassed to be in the same sentence as some of the intellectual midgets the GOP is running out there right now. Michelle Bachmann is not conservative. She is crazy. And dangerous. Ted Cruz isn’t conservative. He’s an egomaniac. Until someone with real, practical, and achievable ideas moves to the front (and yes, SOME of those ideas might even come from outside of the Tea Party dogma), this party isn’t going anywhere.

    The Tea Party (and especially the Evangelical Right) are a liability to the GOP right now. Not an asset.

    Did I miss something?

  • Audrey

    Agree Melissa, that’s how I read it too. In any event, Ashton has character!

  • norm

    When are you idiots going to figure out that the Tea Party has exactly NOTHING to do with religion?

    Dumbasses.

  • Anonymous

    I never said I think the ACA is a good idea, and that it shouldn’t have been delayed. But I do think that threatening the world economy and playing brinksmanship with the rest of the government and millions of people’s livelihoods was a childish, ineffective, and shortsighted strategy. But it was done to appease the idiots like greywolfrs who think that “negotiation” is putting a gun to someone’s head and telling them what they need to do to make you put the gun away. That isn’t negotiating. It’s political terrorism. I don’t blame the administration one bit for not caving in. If a Republican president had caved to that, you would have crucified them.

    Kudos, you set the GOP back 5 years with that move, cost millions of people paychecks and lost the respect of many many independent voters. You know, the voters you have to win over to win a national election. But at least you have your principles. Whatever they are.

  • norm

    Ummm… You DO realize that 2 1/2 men is a FICTIONAL show and not “reality tv” don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Feel free to Google Corporate tax rates and see where America falls in relation to the rest of the industrialized world. Then you will also have you answer as to why corporations keep moving overseas. The zero corporate tax thing is one of the liberal myths that is indeed a liberal myth.

  • norm

    The Democrats did that, dipwad. The Republicans voted to fund EVERY STINKING BIT of the government with the exception of ONE fatally flawed program that has since shown itself to be an utter failure from top to bottom.

    Defunding programs that they don’t have the votes to repeal is a tactic pioneered by the Democrats. They set the precedent and then, like the hypocrites they are, cry foul when the other side does it.

  • Anonymous

    “lazy, drug dealing, baby squirting deadbeats.” Wow, maybe the most insensitive, uneducated, insensible rant I have ever read.

    Plenty, and I mean PLENTY, of very hard working poor people in this country, Thom. Plenty. And sometimes they need a hand up. Not you telling them to do more of what they are already doing. You should probably leave your white bread neighborhood and actually see the poor. Get to talk to them. Work with them. Listen to them. Their humans too. Most of them want exactly what you want. And most are very hard working. But you keep on letting that bottom 5% or so paint your picture of your fellow man. I’m sure it makes you feel better about yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Going to need some sort of documentation that they pioneered that tactic. But since you say so, are we saying that we want to be like them now? I thought that was kinda the point.

    And I’m no fan of the ACA… but to take one week and call it a failure? Thank God you weren’t in charge during WW2, that was a horrible start.

  • Anonymous

    I separated the Evangelical Right from the Tea Party in my original comment. I guess reading would have been too much for you.

    But I would completely disagree with your theory. I think the Evangelical Right and Tea Party are very closely related. But I don’t want to get into too much complicated mumbo jumbo. It might require reading.

  • SL

    That actually wouldn’t matter. Kutcher, a terrible actor, has made his fortune being a very, very savvy tech investor.

  • mike hunt

    Ellen is a nasty biotch period.

  • SL

    Exactly.

  • Duane

    Don’t label that speech as political.

  • Duane

    I’m a Democrat. I don’t always agree with Democrats. I don’t always agree with Republicans. And Tea Partyers – whoa – they’re crazy. But after I heard Ashton’s speech, I stood up and said, “Amen, brother!” It shocked me that it came out of his mouth. Maybe I’m more of an Independent, but what he said I agreed with 100%. Just don’t ever ever ever say that he should be TEA Party. Yeesh.

  • norm

    You separate them, yet you lump them together… Yeah….Riiight.

  • Jacob

    To say that Libertarians only care about fiscal responsibility shows you have done little to understand Libertarianism. It sounds as if you heard someone say libertarians only care about fiscal issues and then you owned that idea and continue to spread it. Not to attack you that is just what I perceived. Libertarians have a lot more than fiscal responsibility. It is a big one, and a very important one to fix. I see a trend where we all state that A, B, C, X, Y, or Z is THE problem and we must fix it. We all gravitate to one problem. Ron you are right to say there is more. The problem isn’t a single variable, it is the whole damn alphabet. I like a lot of Tea Party leaders, I like a lot of Libertarian leaders, I like some Republicans and hell I have supported some local democrats. I am not a fan of labels. We like everything wrapped up in a nice little box, and we like to scream and shout. The fact of the matter is we can’t fix our government from the top down, we need to fix it from the ground up. That means making fiscally responsible decisions, socially conscious decisions, virtuous decisions in our personal lives.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Yes, because the USSA’s incarceration of far more people per capita than “Communist China” is proof of what? I may agree with you on a number – perhaps a large number – of issues, but your jingoism will lead to your downfall. The US is over. The people have spoken. To keep making fun of every other country out there, rather than finding the new “America”, will leave you a sitting duck.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    I could make that case about ANY ideology. I’m pro-choice because I want the state to dwindle into irrelevance, but that position doesn’t help me with liberals because I don’t like the actual fetus killing part and I’m tired of hearing about the “war on women”.

    I’m to the right of Attila the Hun on fiscal issues, but conservatives beat me up because I’d rather take my talents and capital to countries that appreciate them, rather than “staying and fighting” for a broken system that won’t get any better, and that isn’t my problem to fix.

    To say only libertarians eschew those who aren’t in lock-step is silly.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Terrible actor, not that good looking, but it seems like a much smarter guy than people give his marginal skills credit for.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Or we could not pay taxes, take away the State’s power, and make our own way. Somehow, it works in other countries.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    You don’t get it, Norm. They showed sideboob for 7 seconds on one episode last season. That’s proof enough the whole show is destroying “American Values” and poisoning our children irreparably.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Perhaps pomp and circumstance are better terms. Why do we need labels to have common sense views?

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    As an anarcho-capitalist, I’ll make the point Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck won’t:

    Yes, I’m all for people going hungry if they don’t earn their way. Yes, I’m all for people who don’t want to learn being “uneducated” if that’s their choice, or if I’m forced to pay for it despite receiving nothing of value. Yes, I want corporations to pay zero taxes. In fact, I want everyone to pay zero taxes.

    Liberals used to trot out the “we’re the only civilized nation without free healthcare” BS… how about the fact that the US is the only country that taxes people who live overseas and receive NO benefits?

    How about the fact that dozens of countries have no income tax and are progressing better than the US, which claims it can’t function without half of their citizens’ money?

    And, yes, I want to end the statist wars and drug nonsense that has given the US government more power than perhaps any government in human history… even more than the eeeeevil China so many people here rant about as if all 1.4 billion people are living in internment camps (something the US had all of 70 years ago).

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    What has the Constitution done to protect you? Nothing. The NSA, IRS, and other alphabet soup agencies do as they wish. They can read your emails. They can force you to testify against yourself in tax cases. They can infringe on your right to bear arms, to speak freely in certain places, and any number of other things.

    The Constitution is, by all measures, a dismal failure in the 21st century. The State has grown big enough to step around it. Every President – from Reagan to Bush Jr to Obama – has helped expand that system.

    I guess that fact that I haven’t “served my country” killing kids in Syria must mean that I can’t be trusted? I choose to be self-reliant and serve myself… as should everyone else. “My” country deserves no adoration for me, as all it has done is operate as a mafia to take my money and impose its draconian will on me. I owe it no level of service.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Anyone who doesn’t want a mafia confiscating their money at gunpoint and handing it to someone else – after taking a healthy vig – is “insensitive”. Fine with me.

    I’d like to see the soup kitchens you’re (yes, I can use a proper contraction) working in on the weekend. I actually live in places with more poverty than the US and it makes me realize just how lucky the poor in the US are. If people who earn $75 a month in Cambodia can survive, I don’t want to hear about someone getting your so-called “hand up”.

  • http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/ Nomad Capitalist

    Perhaps, but if I made that argument in business, it would fall flat on its face. “Oh, no one wants to buy my products because it’s not cool.” That’s my problem to fix!

    Perhaps the issue is holding on to “American values” that you WISH were still American values, but died off in 1962. I respect your right to oppose gay marriage, just as I respect the right of a 16-year-old public school student to say that you’re not the group for him. You have the change that rather than blaming everyone else. If you have a great product, people will come around.

  • Anonymous

    If Ashton really believes this, and isn’t just trying to get publicity for a future film, then I agree. We need to have him on the 5 o’clock show for an hour, like Penn Gillette, and see where his beliefs really are.

  • Joe Mamma

    What an evil hating man!! How dare he spouts conservatism to teenagers?
    How dare he advises people to be hardworking… Who is he to think that everyone should work??
    Government says “no need to work” so who should I or would I listen to??

  • B.B.

    Just because he has some great ideas doesn’t mean that he is from the Tea party, I have the same ideas and I usually vote democrat. So he has a brain and sees that generation Y isn’t getting it, that doesn’t put him with Ted Cruz, its just an opinion.

  • B.B.

    Well he isn’t spewing anti-gay so there is hope

  • Anonymous

    what he is saying is common sense most people would agree with what he says, it has nothing to do with political affiliation. You work, your contribute, you try to do good.

  • Anonymous

    Celebrities are the last people who should be talking about entitlement!

  • Anonymous

    Good point, rshort. Have you looked on the side of most everything in WalMart? I would like to know where you’re finding everything for your home that’s made here. Seriously. I’m not being facetious; because I would totally support any businesses that are manufacturing here. Although, the caveat would be, “Are they affordable?”
    As far as Duck Dynasty goes, I don’t have TV, but nobody is forcing people to watch it. If it’s still on it’s because they are choosing to be “stupid, ignorant, and divisive”.

  • Darrell ‘Pierce’ Carson

    So because Ashton gives two speeches about the benefits of hard work, he is now a conservative??????? He is saying nothing that my father didn’t say to me when I was a kid. Nor is it any different than what I say to my kids today. My father is a raging liberal, while I am a die hard conservative. Recognizing the importance of hard work is not mutually exclusive to the Tea Party. You all are acting like hard work is the sole property of the Right! Ashton Kutcher is as progressive as they come…he just has a great work ethic!

  • Darrell ‘Pierce’ Carson

    But RINOs are not conservative…neither is Ashton Kutcher. He PLEDGED TO BE A GOOD SERVANT OF THE PRESIDENT. If that is “moderate conservatism” I will gladly wave a Tea Party banner over my home. The problem is that Progressives don’t have such an issue. They all toe the party line…even the far left whackos. We on the Right don’t have such a luxury.

  • Lizzie

    Sideboob?? Really?? See this is exactly why I am NOT “tea party”. I am all for conservative finances, less government is better government, and freedom of religion. But I am also for freedom FROM religion, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and I think the human body is beautiful. Sideboob never hurt a soul. What DOES hurt a good many children is the attitude that sex is “dirty” and if you’re interested in it, then you’re “sinful”.

  • landofaahs

    Perhaps Ashton is a fiscal conservative but a social liberal. Any way maybe he’s just sick of supporting a bunch of drug addict, irresponsible, lazy, parasites.

  • ken.

    ashton does political ads trying to get people to serve obama so he is not libertarian or conservative.

  • ken.

    ashton does political ads telling people to serve obama so he is not a conservative or libertarian.

  • Anonymous

    The Tea Party was started with somewhat Libertarian principles. It has veered from there a good bit, but it is still a generally good organization. I tend more to the Libertarian side, but I believe it is important to not pick battles that are un-necessary. I personally support Israel 100% (I think any Christian who does not, is not understanding the Bible), but I don’t believe that we as a nation can do so with American taxPayer $s. If I believe in my Liberty, I need to believe in Liberty for others as well.

  • Anonymous

    I heard that speech at the “Teen Choice” awards and was shocked, also! He sounded like me–and the rest of the Tea Party people that I know. Maybe he got out of the Hollywood “loop” for awhile and started thinking for himself. Also, he is successful enough that he doesn’t have to kiss any lefty casting director or Producers ass anymore.

  • Anonymous

    I drive American cars and try to buy American goods all the time (I love looking at Obama stickers and antiOutsourcing stickers on Toyotas and Hondas … hypocrites much) … but if you hate everyone whose image comes across on a Chinese made product, you won’t like many folks.

  • jen

    So-called Christians on the so-called right infact believe the bible means they need to ‘prove support’ with taxpayer money, weapons, weapon technology, and soldiers. That can be seen as redistribution of income.
    Vast majority of Christians around the world (outside of US) do not support Israel in anyway, and just treat it any other country. It is just Christians in the US that treat it with superiority and money/nuke weapons.

  • jen

    Excellent point in your last comment – if you truly believe in liberty, then you believe in it for others as well.

  • Linda F. Lewis

    AT last!!! Something intelligent out of Hollywood. Now, if he would just dump that TRASHY show he’s doing for network tv and do something decent I would admire him more!

  • Martha Rac

    Who cares if he’s conservative? In fact, to suggest such means that liberals are lazy (or entitled or even jobless). Why can’t he just be American?

  • Deirdra Brown

    Ashton Kutcher speaks truth but he does not speak racism, elitism, exclusion. The clammer of the tea party with there effort to “get their country back,” obscures the truth of Kutcher’s statements.

  • Ben Rittenhouse

    I’m pretty sure most everyone is pro-civil rights… all men/women were created equal?

  • Victoria

    Deirdra, go and learn to read! You are so WRONG about the Tea Party and you just seem to parrot what the lame stream media say that your ignorance shows VERY LOUDLY!

  • Victoria

    Maybe because a lot of them are?

  • sludog

    Nor does the Tea party “speak racism, elitism, exclusion” that’s what the Media says they Tea Party says. Do yourself a favor and listen to them and not the Media. Get the facts before you throw stones.

  • Victoria

    I think he is just “growing up”, “evolving” into an intelligent human being. Not all liberals stay liberal, some actually do grow up and out. Liberalism, I think is just a phase that many people go through before their brain wakes them up to the real world, and then some never grow out of it and are stuck there like little children who have lost their way. I would pity them if they weren’t so darn dangerous!

  • WillyH

    Sorry, jen, but you apparently just don’t know what you are talking about when you speak about Christians……

  • WillyH

    Bonnie, I don’t think anyone wants to be poor; however I do believe that many people want to be well-off without having to work for it, in other words, they want a share of everyone else’s money…….

  • hogheaven

    Can you give me two or three countries where this is occurring today: ‘it works in other countries.’ I travel extensively and I can’t think of a country that does not collect taxes from her people and does not have any State power. I hope you don’t mean Venezuela or any other dictator-run country; those are State run; the dictator is the State.

  • Anonymous

    Stupid question, Glenn, when did having a job become a Conservative idea?

  • Anonymous

    As a Canadian Christian Jen, I’m affraid I have to disagree with you. Christians, from any nation, who don’t understand the importance of Israel just don’t understand who they claim to be. Jesus was and is and always will be Jewish and His throne will be established in Jerusalem. Israel is not just another country, it is the center of God’s plan for all the earth and every nation will be judged on the way they bless or curse the sons/daughters of Israel. Mike’s earlier point about supporting Israel with personal funds is not wrong – I agree with him – but governments of nation states also have a responsibility choose whom they will bless or curse and to whom much is given, much will be required. That said, it impossible to out-give God, whatever is invested in Him and His plans, will come back 30, 60 or 100 fold.

  • Todd Laviolette

    don’t you just love it when non- christians explain what Christians believe hay jen how about I explain what it is to be a woman?

  • Lolly

    can the “libs” answer it? The mess our country is in is not all on the shoulders of some wars, sir. There are plenty of other aspects of our societygovernment which are adding–in a VERY hefty way–to the craziness that is our society right now.

  • Lolly

    I must have missed something. I’m not being aggressive–I promise. How is it that people watching Duck Dynasty makes them ‘stupid, ignorant, and divisive?’ Or did I just misinterpret you?

  • Kent

    Blang13, the Affordable Care Act is another program application that should
    never have been in the scope of Federal Government. The states themselves
    should have the authority to address these issues and subordinate local activity
    for program managements. Your agreement [I don't blame the administration one
    bit for not caving in.], doesn’t matter either way. This administration has had
    a majority for over half of the last presidential administration, and has intentionally
    defrauded the very citizens of all 50 states. Our government has more authority
    over its people than ‘We the People’ indicates. The reason this is so, is
    because ‘We the People’ seems to be popularized as a point in history. I feel
    that a person that knows fact of fraud, disregard for citizens’ constitutional
    rights, and no regard for patriot dead. (Extremely short list) Seems that
    person would understand that this Administration would only use a program for deception.
    You said [Plenty, and I mean PLENTY, of very hard working poor people in this
    country, Thom. Plenty. And sometimes they need a hand up.] I have drawn
    unemployment once (4 months) in my career. Folks, who think like you, though unintentionally
    portray a lack of regard for folks with a current W-2, like they have no right
    to full pay wages. You probably feel the government should also cut a check to
    people who work but can’t pay their bills. Understand what I am saying, this
    thinking did not build a nation that was founded in 1776, but it will surely destroy
    it. That thinking is how Great Brittan fell.

  • Gary Proudfit

    So your pro-abortion. Someone choose to give birth to you.

  • bear

    I came to the same conclusions later in my life. Living in this world long enough will do it to ‘ya, if you care.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely not a closet conservative, but he’s a moderate liberal. This is, believe it or not, how most moderate liberals think.

  • bear

    Talk like this to more people about this, they DO listen! It is true, propaganda has burned minds, and truth heals.

  • Chrisopolis

    Really??? stop with all this Tea Party crap. Its dividing the GOP and just makes it so easy for the Dems to walk all over the GOP. Learn how to work together. That is with your own party. Drop the Tea Party name like yesterday. It scares me and a lot of other GOPs.
    Oh and to call Ashton a Tea Party member. Well you left out the beginning of his comments when he talked about entitled rich people, or people that are famous for second generation wealth… and accomplished diddily. They are also the same people that are GOP.

  • Anonymous

    Ashton Kutcher doesn’t live in the real world. He’s telling teens to get a job. Really? Does he even know that teens now compete with adults for part-time, minimum wage jobs? Yes, there was a time when those menial jobs were reserved for teens, but not anymore. Someone needs to tell Ashton we have a bad economy in America.

  • Anonymous

    A job at Starbucks doesn’t pay bills, Ashton. Completely and totally delusional.

  • http://www.donaldappleby.com/ Donald Appleby

    It builds pride and leads to better jobs. Having children without being married, and hoping the government will send out the check this month is not “paying the bills”.

  • Anonymous

    It does NOT lead to better jobs…NOT in this economy! We need REAL jobs in America, not Mickey Mouse jobs!

  • Anonymous

    mike

    My Tundra pickup was built in Texas by Americans

  • Danial Essel

    Never happen Glenn, but good try. He an’t accually switch alliance because he will lose to much work. He is simply putting feelers ut like Biden did about the Syrians and Russians.

  • Jennifer Arce

    I seriously think that we should post up billboards and send out a survey, have it state “IF you believe this, this this (conservative views) then at the end “if you said yes to more then 3 of these then YOU ARE a CONSERATIVE!” its not even about liberals/democrats being lib/dems by actual choice its only because its politically correct and you’re not viewed as some kind of homophobic/racist etc.

  • Anonymous

    Valid point and I should caveat to truly made in America. Most “made in America” foreign cars are more assembled in America as there are sites that rate “How American is that Car” … but I believe Toyota does a good job … although some are made here and some do come straight off the boats. To further the caveat, the “Big 3″ also sport numerous models that are nearly 100% made overseas. So I guess, mia culpa for use of the brand.

  • Carol Scroggin Courson

    I AGREE

  • Kay

    And the higher you raise the minimum wage, the more teens will have to compete with adults for those jobs.

  • Kay

    “right to love and marry same sex”

    That’s a right? Since when?

  • Anonymous

    Since the Declaration of Independence spelled out inalienable rights. Natural rights that no government should legislate against. Here specifically the right to live in the pursuit of happiness. Happiness not defined by legislators or town councils or you or me. The individual pursues their own happiness and as long as it doesn’t create hardship on others it is their right. Interestingly enough, liberty was also mentioned as an inalienable right but our history was rife with that being denied to so many (ie, slaves, non land owners, women etc). The sad part was it took legislation to reinforce these rights.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Smart ass.

  • Anonymous

    The same could be said for most TV shows.

  • Mike

    Democrats and republicans can both agree that there is an entitlement problem. The conflict comes when we consider cause and solution. The democrats would tend to assert increased government programs and involvement in our lives as the solution. Republicans, however, would point to a preponderance of government programs and involvement in our lives as the cause of the problem.

  • fred

    just last week and you probably wouldn’t like my answers because they are so free market but as far as the federal reserve and getting off a standard we allowed the economy to thrive until the last couple decades the left has co-opted the federal reserve to print and print and print to chase bad money….

  • fred

    way off bro …go back to school

  • jen

    dumb comment – I am a Christian.

  • jen

    You must have spent much of your time in the US or quickly Americanized. Infact, Christians from all nations outside the US (and Israel) do not believe Israel has any importance – that is a fact!!

    Only the US gives 3 bn and free weapons to Israel when it is already heavy in debt – no other country gives anything to Israel and vice versa, Israel doesn’t give anything to other countries.

    Jesus is not Jewish, he came to start a new gospel – that is why the Jewish don’t believe in him. Jesus is Christian. You are saying you are Christian, but your messiah is of a different faith or that you and Jesus are not in the same religion of Christianity???

    You should speak of light, not curses – that is very nasty.

  • jen

    If you think Jesus is a jewish, then you are not a Christian. So you don’t know what you are speaking of. We are speaking of 2 diff messiahs apparently.

  • Sherry Maynard

    You know….The biggest sin is to argue over the Bible and persons beliefs!

  • Eric

    Wow! You really need to study in the Bible. Jesus was not Jewish!?!? Please study before putting yourself out there… you just look silly.

  • Cory57

    Jesus was Jewish, but Christianity is the logical conclusion to Judaism, its all there in the bible. The Jews do not believe in Jesus as the Messiah because they do not understand their own scriptures and disregard those passages such as Isaiah 53 to their own hurt.

  • Liberty

    Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East & America’s closest ally there. Israel supports U.S. policies and interests in that region. There are many advantages to giving support to Israel including, for example: ‘ In the field of military intelligence Israel is arguably the world’s leading expert in collecting intelligence on terrorist groups and in counter-terrorism. It provides intelligence and know-how to the U.S. According to Maj. Gen. George J. Keegan Jr., former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence, America’s military defense capability “owes more to the Israeli intelligence input than it does to any single source of intelligence,” the worth of which input, he estimated, exceeds “five CIAs.” He further stated that between 1974 and 1990, Israel received $18.3 billion in U.S. military grants. During the same period Israel provided the U.S. with $50-$80 billion in intelligen­ce, research and developmen­t savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferre­d to the U.S’

  • jen

    You need to study the bible, instead of having others tell you what is in it.

  • jen

    Jews don’t believe in Jesus because they are looking for a political and military messiah. Jesus did not get involved in politics but focused on spirituality, hence that didn’t fit Jewish mold of messiah.

  • jen

    You shouldn’t disrespect the Jewish – they get their own scriptures. They know their messiah is not just spiritual, but only political king.

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    HE IS AMONG THE GROWING NUMBERS. THOSE THAT WERE BRAINWASHED WITH LIBERALISM IN COLLEGE, AND THOUGHT THAT WAS THE WAY, ARE NOW SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY. I REMEMBER A PERSONAL STORY FROM A DEMOCRAT BIG LIBERAL IN THE NASHVILLE MUSIC INDUSTRY, WORKED OUT AT MORAINE MUSIC GROUP WITH US, THAT MOVED TO FRANCE TO OPEN A RECORDING STUDIO. HE WAS A BIG DEMOCRAT LIBERAL THAT THOUGHT HE LIKED SOCIALISM, UNTIL HE EXPERIENCED IT FIRST HAND… HE COMES BACK TELLING HOW THE STATE HAS HIS CHILDREN CALLING HIM ‘THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,’ AND HOW OPPRESSIVE IT WAS TO NOT BE A SOCIALIST. THESE TWO STORIES MIRROR EACH OTHER IN THAT MANY THINK SOCIALISM IS GOOD, LEFTIST MARXISM IS GOOD, UNTIL THEY LIVE IN, OR SEE IT IN ACTION. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING, THERE WILL BE MULTITUDES OF DEMOCRAT SOCIALISTS THAT WILL SOON ‘EAT CROW.’ THE BEST WAY TO TURN THESE LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS INTO A REPUBLICAN IS TO LET THEM LIVE UNDER SOCIALISM FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, THE CHANGE WILL COME!

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    WHO RESET THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS WHERE NO ONE CAN POST THESE TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE WALL/ TIMELINE? SOUNDS LIKE DEMOCRAT GOVT HACKING YOUR PAGE, DOES NOT WANT PEOPLE SHARING THIS STORY.

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea where you get your “facts” on Christians Jen – clearly not from Christians – but you could not be more wrong. Most of the leadership of Israel now understands that evangelical Christians are about the only real friends they have in this world. Yours is not the only nation that supports Israel – we do as well – and there are organizations in most western and some eastern nations that bless Israel and Israelis financially.
    You claim to be a Christian so I can’t understand how you don’t know that Jesus is a descendant of King David. He was born in Bethlehem to a Jewish mother. He was the perfect Passover Lamb and was that’s when He was killed – at the Passover feast. The sign above His head as He hung on the cross proclaimed Him as “King of the Jews”. He is the Messiah that the Jews are still looking for and hundreds of thousands of Jews have become believers in Jesus. Messianic Jewish congregations can be found throughout the world and God has been restoring the Church’s understanding of our Jewish roots.
    You obviously have much to learn about Christ and what it means to be His. I recommend you do some homework for yourself and refrain from regurgitating other people’s “facts”.

  • Anonymous

    Well said Liberty!

  • HP McLovincraft

    Is Glenn Blech a Cunt who lied about his mother’s death?

    YES!

  • HP McLovincraft

    Are your mom and sister the same person?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Your all caps convinced me it must be true.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I fucking told your bitch ass not to eat the fucking berries but did you listen to me? Nope.

  • Judy

    Jesus was fully man while He walked this earth. And He was Jewish only while He walked this earth. He is God, therefore He is not any particular nationality. Jesus Christ did show people on earth how to be right with God. He was/is God, and Christianity contains all the people that have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. He is the only way to spend eternity with God/Jesus. Christianity is not a religion, it is a way of life. Religion is man’s search for God. Christianity is God’s search for man.

  • Judy

    I think the problem is that you don’t realize that Jesus is God.

  • Judy

    Yeah, but wasn’t that before obama was elected the first time? He’s had time to see things as they really are with obama.

  • Judy

    I don’t know about that, Bruce Willis is doing pretty good. So is Jon Voight.

  • jen

    I think the problem is that you pretend Jesus is god, but then use him as tool to worship the Jewish/Israeli politicians.
    Jesus never said a word about Israel or curses – hence, you are by no means worshipping God/Jesus.

  • Judy

    And there are videos galore on YouTube to back up your comments. But not many people want to get that deep into it.

  • jen

    A bunch of lies and childish statements.
    1. Why don’t you say India, etc.. is the only democracy in S. Asia?
    2. So you are saying Israel supports Iraq/afghan/Syrian/Libyan war, drones, etc??? – those are all Obama’s policies in Middle East. None of them are ‘US interests’.
    3. Many countries share intelligence with each other, but don’t give them billions in money and billions on top of that for free weapons. As you can see, al Qaeda is emboldened since 2001 – so the fight against Islamsits/terrorism has no successes.

  • jen

    What liberty is saying is idiotic and very childish/laughable – read my comment above.

  • Judy

    I have had 3 Toyota Camrys and every one of them were built right here in America. Make an American car that works as well and I’ll buy it. The Camry I drive now is 18 years old and still doing just great.

  • MayaPDX

    STOP THE PRESSES: “Closet Conservative” may be a straight white man!!!

  • Keith

    Jen must be from one of those new age churches that teach something other than the Bible. My Bible says Jesus is Jewish. Jesus came to save Israel and the vast majority of his ministry was to that end. However, when he was rejected by Israel, he then turned to the gentiles and spread the gospel.

  • Keith

    And, when you skip on over to Revelation and read, you will find that Israel will indeed be saved in the end.

  • Keith

    That is so true. I love when these lefties come talking to me about the greed of the “rich”. I just ask one question and send them off in a huff. Who is more greedy, the one who works his buns of 120 hours a week to get ahead or the lazy couch potato who would rather the government take the fruit of someone else’s labor and give it to them so they don’t have to work to get ahead?

  • Keith

    The answer to the majority of your questions can be summed up in one simple statement. Get government the he!! outta the way. As an example, the federal government has slapped so many regulations on the production of lead that the last remaining domestic manufacturer of this commodity is closing it’s doors as of December. That means all lead will have to be imported from China. But wait, it gets even better. Through knee jerk executive action in the wake of Sandy Hook, the importation of lead is now barred. Hehehe, just wait till the price of batteries goes sky high as a result. Obviously the intent of all this is to make the manufacture of ammunition impossible, thereby disarming America without taking guns away. However, lead is used in far more than ammunition.

  • CNelson

    Although everyone might believe this is the first time in history that teens and college students are competing with adults for jobs–it isn’t . . . .

  • CNelson

    I’ve seen the speech Ashton gave, and I wondered if doing the movie about Steve Jobs changed his view a bit.

  • Lioness

    Actually it would be more sensible to fix the economy. Those “Mickey Mouse” jobs will be sorely missed during your darn lunch hour when your jonesing for that double latte. Can you be more disrespectful to hard working people!? What’s a freaking “REAL” job anyway!!? A job you deem important and worthy of YOUR intellect!!!? I’m assuming you mean a job that requires a college education? Like a college educated Janitor, roofer, house painter?? Try making a “REAL” point!

  • Anonymous

    Israel is required to purchase US weaponry with the assistance it receives from the US. It is good for Israel and it is good for US industries.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I figure I would let you know that I am taking a long three month break from this. The trolls are starting to get under my skin but I will be back. Keep praying that I find work friend.

  • jen

    Israel doesn’t pay the US for anything – what a joke. All their hundreds of nukes, etc.. are all funded by US taxpayers.

  • Anonymous

    You claim to be a Christian Jen, so I will speak to you as a sister. You need to find a different church or teacher because your lack of understanding is profound! You seem to unable to grasp the truth when it is presented to you. What Liberty posted is accurate and a conservative estimate because there are more benefits that cannot be measured.
    Do you not understand that Israel has been feeding the US intellegence from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and throughout the middle/near east for decades? The first time the US got a good look at a MIG 21 was thanks to Israel. Obama’s policy has been to kill not interrogate his enemies, where do you think the intel is coming from? Satellites and UAVs can only do so much and US human intellegence has declined drastically under Obama.
    You seem to harbour some resentment toward Israel, or perhaps you are just committed to isolationism but you need to broaden your studies to understand that God has never forsaken Israel. Just as He scattered them because of disobedience, He has been gathering them from all over the earth for the past generation and it is this generation that shall not pass until His Kingdom is established. They are home in the land that God promised to them as an inheritance forever and He is coming soon to establish His throne in Jerusalem. We, by faith in Jesus, are grafted into the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – they were born into it – and salvation is of the Jews and to the Jew first and then all the nations. Those that bless them, God will bless and those that curse them, the curse they utter will fall on their own heads. I choose to bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

  • Anonymous

    Oh really? Come to my city and look for yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Those jobs are NOT real jobs because there is no skill involved, therefore low paying, therefore I can’t pay bills, therefore I have to struggle, therefore I have to ask family for money.

    So, please, your post makes no sense whatsoever.

  • Anonymous

    Where do you think “our” scriptures come from Jen? The only contributor to the “New Testament” who was not Jewish was Luke. Paul, who penned most of the New Testament, was Jewish, John the revelator was Jewish, Peter, Jude, James, etc, were all Jews. Surely you are familiar with Psalm 23 – “The Lord is my shepard, I shall not want…” most Christians know that one by heart and understand that it was David, the shepherd King, who wrote it. Jesus fulfilled over 100 prophecies of Jewish prophets and will fulfill the rest when He returns. He is not “our” Messiah or “their” Messiah, He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the whole world. He made it very clear – “I did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it” and “I tell you the truth, not one jot or tittle will pass from the law until all is fulfilled”. This “law” that Jesus spoke of was of course the law of Moses – Genesis through Deuteronomy. Our scriptures are their scriptures Jen, everything we understand of God comes from the Jews.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously? Jen you really need to connect to a good teacher in a good church, a group of believers who can instruct you in the truth, and to blow the dust off your bible and read it for yourself. Your lack of understanding is dangerous for you – it is not your place to determine who is and who is not Christ’s, He alone will judge between the sheep and the goats.

  • Lizzard

    I would like to add; a response in the form of a personal attack on my abilities also does not make your point valid. Furthermore, writing in all caps distracts the reader from whatever point you are trying to make. In the workplace written communications in all caps are considered unprofessional, as it implies excessive anger. Of course, this is not a workplace. I could say something about the amount of time and effort you put into this non-workplace…oh wait, I did just say something about it.

  • Lizzard

    You realize you can’t win this argument, right? But it is kind of fun “baiting” this guy.

  • Libby

    Jen, I think you have made a point here that I, AS A CHRISTIAN, think is right on. You said “Jesus is not Jewish, he came to start a new gospel …. Jesus is Christian.” I see all of the negative comments. But WOW, how could Jesus NOT be Christian? He may have been of Jewish “race”, but if he was Jewish “faith” or “religion”, then that would mean that he himself did not believe that he was sent to the world by his father, God, to teach the Christian gospel, the way I see it. Why people want to argue with you here beats me.

  • Anonymous

    He is a “young man”, Age is not and never has been a prerequisite for intelligence or responsibility and he’s certainly old enough to vote. There are many children showing more responsibility than those in the present administration, Responsibility exists at many levels and today’s children have a heavy load to carry that will affect them and the world the rest of their lives. Don’t sell the children short. To you they may not be responsible, To me they are responsible adults in the making! I see stories every day of very young children in grade school, making decisions that save lives. A 5 year old that walked over a quarter mile in the back woods to save his father’s life. A 3 year old girl who walked a mike to get help because she couldn’t get her mother to wake up.

    To be a young man or woman making responsible decision is a great thing to see, because the majority of “adults” have no clue as to “how things work” It’s the irresponsible who are the ones who run up huge debt taking useless courses to earn useless degrees because the “real degrees are too hard”

    Seeing stories of children making choices that save lives and making decisions that show intelligence make me see there is still hope for their and the country’s future despite the blunderings of our so called leaders..

  • Anonymous

    People that complain about people being “entitled” just want to keep people down. ALL people are entitled to make a decent living for themselves and their families, to be able to pay bills without struggle and live life without worry. Ashton, just like other celebs, are clueless about regular people.

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  • Doug Bo

    I’m just sitting here laughing my butt off at the comments discussing whether or not Jesus was a “Christian.” Are we really so ignorant to have forgotten that “Christian” means ‘follower of Christ’ and that Jesus IS the Christ? Seems to me that since Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist and Karl Marx wasn’t a Marxist, then Christ wasn’t a Christian. Not because He disavowed the Christian faith, and not because He was purely “Jewish”… but because HE IS THE CHRIST.
    *sighs, as the median intelligence of the nation has just diminished yet more right before his eyes*

  • Anonymous

    lol No. What’s idiotic and very childish/laughable are the totally ignorant statements you made in your comments above. Christians across the globe certainly do NOT see Israel as merely just another country. You making such a claim is just flat out ignorant. Jesus Christ was Jewish. That is an undeniable fact. His original followers were Jewish. That is also an undeniable fact. Jesus Christ is also THE Christ we, as Christians, come to understand to be the Son of God. As Christians, it is our duty to be by Israel’s side even to the end. That much is clear in all Biblical accounts.

  • Lioness

    There is “no skill involved“!?! Are you serious!?!?! What kind of pampered world are you living in?! People through out history, including American history have built most every thing we have with jobs that you consider non skilled. Through sweat and tears to create a better world for your spoiled ass, people worked on assembly lines, cleaned houses, built houses!!! I hope the next time you go through the drive through, those lazy unskilled employees treat you with the same resentment that you show through your ridiculous comments. I would enjoy a roofer who does a job requiring “no skill” as you say, to put a leaky roof on your house. And the local house painter should paint your walls with watered down crap, right over the food and grease your dirty ass splashed on the walls.
    My sister has worked as a cashier, another job that requires “no skill” as you say, for most of her life. She has benefits and decent pay for her so called lack of skill, and I can guarantee she doesn’t want one of your special skilled jobs. She is happy, and many others could be comfortable too, if the COST OF LIVING WASN‘T SO DAMN HIGH!!!! Learn about life then post in 20 years when you have a freaking clue!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Snow fairy????????? You and your flakey, hippy mentality is driving our country into the dark ages. When 300 million people are all competing for those so called “skilled” jobs, you’ll see how ridiculous your comments are.

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  • Anonymous

    Part-time, minimum wage jobs don’t pay! And they don’t pay because there is no special skills involved. Understand dumb a**?

  • Kent

    Jesus is Jewish; also all authors of its 66 books are Jews. Who do you think wrote the bible? The word ‘Christians’ came later.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I would kill to have any job. I wish these rich liberals would stop looking down on the working class like this.

  • Lioness

    Jobs pay, dumb ass. My sister makes more than most entry level skilled jobs and she works full time, despite Obama‘s attempt to make all jobs part time. She actually had to stay and work for more than a month, dumb ass. Why don’t you give it a try you lazy piece of crap. All jobs require skill. Have you every received a burger with the bun upside down? Apparently the individual who prepared that burger didn’t have very many skills. Have you every been treated rudely when you asked for help at the grocery store? That’s a skill even I don’t possess. I hate dealing with the public. Just like you can’t formulate a thought more than two sentences long, some people are better apt to perform certain skills than others. Stop belittling them snow flake. I will reiterate what I said before: THE COST OF LIVING IS TOO DAMN HIGH. That’s the real problem snow flake.

  • Lioness

    I wish you well and will pray for your happiness. Have you thought of the Peace corps? Is the Coast Guard considered non military? Just some more ideas. Anyway, living with your parents is not a sign of failure. I have always been with my parents except for my time in the military and college. Unless your planning on starting your own family, I think it’s best to stay with the family you have. “Poor” is in the mind of the liberals who want to make you feel as if you don’t have stuff your not happy. Good luck:)

  • Anonymous

    Did you even read my comment?

  • Anonymous

    – they need to ‘prove support’ with taxpayer money, weapons, weapon technology, and soldiers. That can be seen as redistribution of income–

    The Tyrants Muslim bro hood and now IRAN –the US that treat it with superiority and money/nuke weapons.–

  • Anonymous

    Westboro

  • Anonymous

    ouch,. Jen =libby ,scary.

  • Anonymous

    At least we get something in return from Israel. What do we get in return from so many others, al qaeda from most we support and add mexico who offers a. neighborly base for al Qaeda and as a bonus they send “their” cast offs.

    It is shameful of Europe to treat Christians and Jews as lesser then their Muslim takeover population.
    Too many little people with littler minds en-mass sorta like here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I will pop in once in awhile to talk to you. I have not tried with the military mainly because back issues that and I am out of shape which I been working on. Today is veterans day the most important day we can have. For they did give all.

  • Anonymous

    A full-time, minimum wage job does not exist in my city, dumb ass! I live in the northeast – cost of living is high here! Understand dumb ass? Furthermore, you are full of shit, who doesn’t know what the f*ck you’re talking about. First of all, you don’t know ANYTHING about me. I happen to be a single woman, supporting myself. I’m not a hippie, you moron! I’m working two part-time, minimum wage, seasonal retail jobs and it’s STILL not enough to cover my bills. No, I don’t have a family or a rich husband who can support me. I need a job that pays enough to cover ALL my bills and NO, I’m not even that picky anymore – I just need a job that pays and minimum wage jobs DO NOT PAY, BECAUSE ARE NO SPECIAL SKILLS INVOLVED. UNDERSTAND, DUMB ASS? Bottom line, we need good-paying jobs in America. Understand dumb ass? Apparently you have no f*cking clue how much things cost. You sound like an old man who has nothing better to do with your time than to insult people you don’t know on the internet. Furthermore, I won this discussion because you make no sense, whatsoever. End of discussion.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you mean a “so-called” woman, Todd?

  • Melissa Reed

    When Jesus was born, his earthly Mother and Father were of the house of David who came from Abraham and his son Isaac, who was promised by God that He would make a great nation (the Jews) out of Isaac. Jesus was Jewish according to his earthly parentage. Also, if you look at the scripture regarding Jesus’ birth you’ll fine, that Joseph and Mary were traveling the Bethlehem for the census because Joseph and Mary were of the House of David, and therefore they were Jewish.

  • Anonymous

    Kutcher just may be dumb enough to knock some sense into him…
    lol

  • Melissa Reed

    Racial Jesus was a Jew but as far as religion went I don’t think you can really call him a Christian either since Christianity is the worship of Christ/God/Holy Spirit. While Jesus showed reverence to God, his father, and the Holy Spirit, I don’t think he really worshiped but instead taught Jews and Gentiles about Christianity. I know it sounds confusing but I don’t think Jesus Christ was really either. Jesus never worshiped himself so I don’t think you can call him a Christian but I don’t think you can call him a Jew besides referring to his race.

  • Melissa Reed

    The Old Testament is “their own scriptures”.

  • Melissa Reed

    lol, that’s exactly what I was thinking. I’m also not sure how we got to this topic since the originally story was about whether or not Ashton Kutcher was a closet conservative. lol

  • russellmuscle1

    You are correct there, jen. The jews believed that their messiah would strike down the Roman empire. Not only did he not ride down on a flaming chariot and destroy the Romans, they actually strung him to a cross and killed him. Christians, however, found more meaning in the lessons he had taught in life and his actual death. The latter was much more profound if you ask me.

  • russellmuscle1

    Christianity as a religion followed the death of Christ. Jesus was a Jew, plain and simple. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a person claim that he wasn’t, or that he taught Christianity.

  • Lioness

    I’m going to say this one more freaking time, THE COST OF LIVING IS TOO DAMN HIGH. Thanks to your government regulations and excessive taxation. I am a 36 year old single woman, and planning on staying that way. Now spend some time listening to those who are over 60. That’s who I obtain knowledge from. Very intelligent people who experienced a world where milk wasn’t pushing $5.00, a world where tree hugging yuppies weren’t controlling our energy supply, and responsible people purchased things they actually had the cash in hand to afford.
    Now figure out how many stupid people had children they let the government take care of because of there own irresponsibility, and how dependent those children have become to those government institutions. Their spirits are enslaved and no amount of skilled jobs are going to fix the problems of massive dependency that exists in this country and throughout the world. Stadiums of young people are graduating every year from the multitudes of colleges and universities that exist with out any “skilled” jobs available. And as for those greedy corporations, they are being regulated and taxed to the fullest, (except for the few chosen ones that Obama and the government deems worthy of not paying taxes) but they will survive, and it’ll be on the backs of the consumers. While small innovative businesses that could have competed are also bearing the same brunt of those excessive taxes (federal, state, local!!!!) and regulations, unbeknownst to most idiots, and we don’t have the same ability to write those taxes away. So as a result, DUMB ASS, there is no “skilled” jobs left for you.
    Not everyone has the mental facilities to become “skilled” as you would say. It would seem that people who are hard working should also be able to live a comfortable life, if only THE COST OF LIVING WASN’T SOOO DAMN HIGH!!!!!!!!!!! Excessive taxation, regulation coupled with irresponsible elected officials and irresponsible constituents who fall for the same crap, the promise of free stuff for all.
    Working two part time jobs is not that big of a deal. Sorry your flat screen isn’t big enough. How about learning what true happiness is, and stop voting for the same Marxist socialists that put you in your dire position to begin with.

  • Lioness

    Who said hard working people shouldn’t make a decent living? And just who is lucky enough to live with out worry? I worry that a large tree in my yard may fall on my house in a storm, I also worry that Marxist socialists will take away all of our freedom. WHAT IN GODS NAME DO YOU THINK MAKES THE COST OF LIVING UNBEARABLE!?!? Taxes and regulations, maybe? Printing money like it’s going out of style? Or perhaps blatantly ignoring the constitution? And now the nail in the coffin, socialized medicine! Who’s paying for that one?! Wow your thick!

  • Anonymous

    “Who said hard working people shouldn’t make a decent living?”

    There are no decent jobs out there, you fucking idiot! We are a nation of minimum wage, part-time jobs. How in the fuck can anyone pay bills on those wages? Answer the question, moron. You are an elitist asshole, who wants to keep people down. BTW, I didn’t vote for Obama, you moron. I’m an Independent.

    Go back to school and learn your grammar, which you obviously failed, asshole! It’s “you’re thick”, not “your” thick.

    You are just a nasty human being and keep up with the insults because I will give it right back to you. You are a prime example why people hate the Republican party. Think about it.

  • Anonymous

    My flat screen??? No, asshole. How about making enough money to cover rent, heat, telephone, gas, and food? Or is that too much to ask?? I didn’t vote for Obama, nutcase.

    Whoever you are, you need some strong meds. The end.

  • Something Is Wrong

    Jen,
    I think the problem is that you have a fundamental misunderstanding about what it means to be “Jewish”. Being Jewish has nothing at all to do with religion but has everything to do with bloodlines and heredity. This is how Hitler could lock people up and kill them for being some fraction of Jewish and there were some Christian partial-Jews who also went to the concentration camps (I know one such survivor personally). I know that doesn’t explain how being Jewish is about your heridity so I’ll explain now. In the Bible, Abraham has a son names Isaac. Isaac has a son named Jacob. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel and he had 12 sons whose descendants became the 12 Tribes of Israel. One of those sons was named Judah and his descendants, or members of his tribe, were known as Jews. The tribe of Judah became the ruling tribe after the children of Israel were led back to the holy land and most of their kings (Saul, David, Solomon, etc) were all descendants of Judah, making them “Jews”. Over time the kingdoms (there was more than one) of the tribes of Israel were attacked and conquered by outside forces and then it would be retaken and this cycle repeated several times. Somewhere in the mix, all the tribes were eventually taken and scattered in so much that their whereabouts were lost and those tribes are today known as the “lost tribes of Israel”. The tribe of Judah, which had been one of the largest and most powerful anyway, was about the only one whose structure remained intact and so it wasn’t long before all descendants of Israel (Jacob) became known as Jews. Jesus’ mother was directly descended from Judah and so she was a Jew. Jesus, having her blood in his veins, was also a Jew because of heredity and therefore could never stop being a Jew. What people call “Judaism” today is really nothing more than current application of the Law of Moses. The religion didn’t have a name that I know of in Jesus’ time but since the current descendants of Judah are the only ones left who practice the Mosaic Law, it is called “Judaism”. Jesus came to fulfill the Law of Moses and to give them a higher law. It wasn’t called “Christianity” at the time he was teaching but that label was added later. Jesus also never in his mortal ministry ever taught anyone who wasn’t a Jew. He is Jewish in the true sense of the word and his coming was as the Messiah for the Jews. The Gentiles are only included in the deal because his Atonement covered all of mankind. So there you go, is that all clear enough for you?

  • Something Is Wrong

    What Liberty is saying actually makes a lot of sense and has a lot of truth to it. I spent 8 years in the Air Force during which time I worked both in armament system on jet fighters as well as putting a couple of years in with intelligence analysis. I worked with Israelis several times and their aircraft had capabilities ours did not. As well, it wasn’t uncommon at all to get intelligence reports passed into our hands from Israeli sources. In fact, in my experience, I would say Israel was definitely one of the US’ biggest benefactors.

  • Lioness

    I’m a libertarian ASS HOLE. And my grammar is just fine. I’m human and I make mistakes when I‘m tired, I’m sure you would not wish for me to pick apart your grammar. Especially in such an informal setup. Now again, THE COST OF LIVING IS TOO DAMN HIGH. Did you even read why that is? If YOU’RE an independent, you must be one of those socialist types, definitely not a libertarian since it seems you have no clue what I‘m talking about. WE NEED to lower the cost of living. Can you understand that? In time it won’t matter what job you have if it requires a wheelbarrow of $100’s to buy a damn loaf of bread. DID YOU READ A DAMN THING I WROTE, DUMB ASS. Or are you just obsessing over grammar because you don’t have a real argument, or a real solution. Or you just don’t understand how the economy works. Now please address the bottom line issue: THE COST OF LIVING IS TOO DAMN HIGH. Thank you

  • CNelson

    I could come to your city today and look for myself, but I wasn’t talking about today. I was making a statement about the fact that this isn’t the first time in history this has occurred. The 70′s and early 80′s come to mind, as I lived through those times. In the late 70′s you couldn’t sale your house for love nor money, and my husband and I had to leave the state to find a job, while paying a house payment and rent payment. A poor paying job at that, with really bad benefits. My statement was just an observation that history repeats itself . . . and this too shall pass, hopefully sooner than later.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Did you see they are cleaning the place up from the troll attacks. I may come back and post this month after all. LOL!

  • Lioness

    That’s good, but I did kinda use those trolls as a healthy outlet for my anger. I guess I’ll just have to troll on over to the alternut to blow off some steam:)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I think I got kicked off of alternut so give them an extra kick at them for me.

  • Duane

    Same can be said about Republicans who are against Obamacare, but FOR the Affordable Care Act. Goes both ways.