Who do you blame for America becoming a “nanny state?” The broad definition of “nanny state” is “a government that makes decisions for people that they might otherwise make for themselves, especially regarding private and personal matters.”
America is made up of individuals – those individuals make up the government, the judges, the juries and all of the groups that pass, execute and interpret the laws and create entertainment, as well as judge the guilt or innocence of citizens. But individual Americans are quick to blame the government, the judicial system, law enforcement or those who create entertainment for the creation of a “nanny state.”
On my radio talk show on WWL, I consistently hear the chorus of voices that blame behavior – from poor eating habits to violence – on anything except individual choice.
Now, a federal jury has taken action against the acceptance and growth of the “nanny state” in America by deciding that an Applebee’s restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico did not break any laws when it served a man whose drunken-driving accident killed two young women.
James Ruiz was served alcohol at the Applebee’s restaurant in Santa Fe and as he drove home, he crashed and killed a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old girl who were in Santa Fe to support their school’s basketball team.
Their girl’s family sued and settled civil claims against those they felt were accountable for the deaths and Applebee’s was later added to the suit.
I applaud the jury’s decision not to hold Applebee’s accountable for the tragic deaths of the two young women. The idea of holding bars and restaurants accountable when a customer is served to the point of getting drunk and driving home circumvents the crucial importance of individual accountability.
Any bar, restaurant or server should be aware of customers who are intoxicated and should feel the power and responsibility to stop serving those customers, but since many individuals do not show signs of a high level of intoxication, is it fair to hold any establishment or server responsible for customers?
Of course, people do not always make responsible decisions when they get drunk, but the decision to get drunk in the first place was their personal decision. The growing sense that someone or something else is always to blame for the mistakes of individuals is causing a rapid erosion the personal accountability that is an integral part of a civilized society. And if we are to maintain the freedoms we have in America – we must be held accountable for our individual decisions.
It can be argued that aggressive lawyers after quick bucks contribute to a lawsuit-happy America and the popularity of the “blame game,” but individuals must agree to follow a lawyer’s lead in a lawsuit. The lawyer can’t sue without your involvement.
The precedent has been established that bars, restaurants and servers are legally responsible for the decisions of their customers, but the decision of the federal jury in New Mexico is a step toward reinforcing individual accountability.
If businesses and servers are to be held responsible for our actions that result from a state of intoxication – where does it end? So far, the trend of blaming businesses and servers for the actions of intoxicated customers focuses on the driving after being served alcohol. What if someone got drunk and makes it home and then beats his wife or kids or falls down the stairs – should the business or the server be held responsible for those actions?
As individuals – we have the power to stop the growth of the “nanny state” in America. Our nation is a collection of individuals and we can be no better than the individuals who make up America!
This is absolutely ridiculous why are Americans always looking for someone else to blame for our problem! take responsibility of America. Why should a bartender be accountable for your irresponsibility and stupidity for your decision to get into a vehicle drunk
This was even an issue is because in the past, people would be overserved with no regard. The bar owners were viewing alcoholics purely as a profit center and knowingly overserving them. If they had been PERSONALLY responsible to begin with, the "nanny state" you decry would never have been an issue - but because people are greedy and lack self control, you wind up with incidents like this. On balance, I say hold them liable if the server should have exercised better judgement. Or require breathalyzers to start any car - that might be "nanny state" too but it'd certainly prevent the problem. "Freedom" only works when people are responsible.
Stop 'Nanny State'? OK, no taxes or permits on alcohol sales, correct?
Stop 'Nanny State'?
OK, so no taxes or permits on alcohol sales then, correct?
If the restaurant or bar isn't responsible, why should they or the alcohol distribute have to pay taxes on alcohol?
The restaurant doesn't have to pay any extra taxes or need a special permit on Styrofoam cups or to-go boxes, why the need for an alcohol license or alcohol taxes?
Stop the Nanny State? Well, then stop Obama and the DemWITs.
Obama is dog SH!T ... something you don’t want on the bottom of your shoe.
The precedent has been established that bars, restaurants and servers are legally responsible for the decisions of their customers
It's not precedent, it's state law in all fifty states.
While the standards of evidence differ from state to state. Generally you have to prove the person was visibly very drunk or that the person was served a large amount of alcohol.
The average Democrat cannot tie their own shoes laces without 24/7 government oversight.
Well, good news ... the clown Scooter is not on tonight. LSU Baseball.
The Homosexual Comedy Hour will be back next week.
Guns were allowed. Stop the mis information smear.
Might be uncomfortable for you but people who follow the laws were allowed to carry a weapon INTO the convention.
Scooter needs supervision 24/7.
Guns & alcohol, what could possibly go wrong. Good going, South Carolina!
Right Wing Alarmist Todd Starnes Debunked
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/todd-starnes-gets-definitively-debunked - making up false stories to feed to the False News audience.
The primates in New Orleans still worship the lying àsshole Obama.
pathetic bunch of human débris.
Senator Mary Landrieu continues to spread her legs for the liar Obama.
what an evil BIOTCH ..
Hey leftist poster ...
try to get some rest. Staying up all night watching reruns of Obama speeches is not good. An eréction lasting longer than four hours is not healthy.
Obama is a walking load of féces. It is no wonder that the Secret Service carries shovels and wears
As each page of the book is turned, we're finding out slowly that a proud Chicago bathhouse member and racist Community Agitator isn't smart enough to be president without looking like a fool on the world state of politics.
Try getting some new lines - you repeat your BS every day. Try another radio station if Scoot & WWL offend you so much.
Hey, leftist Obama þutt licker ...
You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a sténch, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon. LOL ...
AP, TUSCALOOSA, AL—It what can only be described as “shocking” by Alabama head coach Nick Saban 14 members of the 2014 Crimson Tide Football Team are expected to hold a press conference on Thursday to announce that they are straight. The players who have kept their identities secret up to this point expect to present a united front as wholesale criticism is sure to follow.
“To have this many players all at one time announce they are straight is a lot for the Alabama football family to have to deal with, but we expect to get through this in time,” said a concerned Nick Saban. “Homosexuals are treated better by the sports media so these young men will likely be in for a rough ride for a time.”
The liberal troll boy loves BS ... he believes everything Obama says ....
LOL ... such human débris.
Scoot you want government out of some things and you want them
totally controlling other things like forcing people to accept homosexual marriage. America is already a fascist state. The thought police are running it.
A word to the ignorant and those worried about Scoot.
Scoot loves all this banter and having it appear that folks don’t like him. It helps build up his show as bigger and more relevant than it actually is. Relax. Scoot needs the attention and apparently some of you are desperate to feel important by coming to his defense. Enjoy!
People’s various politics aside ...
Rush Limbaugh’s success saved AM Radio and punks like Scoot who love to live under the delusion that they are smarter and more successful than Rush and trash him, have benefited greatly from his pioneering success.
May have "saved" AM radio but his clones repeating talking points are killing it. Get back to me when you compare the ratings of Rush's station to WWL. Check out LA, New York, other major markets. Limbaugh's audience is smaller by the day. People are sick of it and he's gotten more angry when he used to be funny. Windbag preach to the choir radio isn't what it used to be. Thankfully there's the Garland, Tommy, Scoot and Angelas of the world that at least offer some balance and diversity of thought. How about that top rated Fox News! Check out how many people REALLY watch. It's not as impressive as you'd be told by the right it is.
Knew the liberal troll would SH!T on himself over Rush ... LOL ...
.... and Scooter boy and Wayne the troll biy belive Obama ..
DemWits are getting more STUPID every day. LOL
WWl survives on covering the Saints, LSU and hurricanes. The rest is cràp and a time filler.
of course their is the fact that New Orleans is an Obama Zombie Zone full of ignorant dependents ... lol.
Sounds like Scoot should probably stick to promoting homosexual marriage,
local bands, and calling everyone that does not respect Obama a racist.
Typical example of the left-nut press mistreating people ...
The rage and hatred by Democrats is amazing to watch ...
Obama has a pattern of picking fights and trashing his opponents and then
when he gets his hands slapped and his opponents respond, he hides behind race and cries racism ... there is nothing to respect about the clown Obama.
The Rutgers Administration is obvious racist with their treatment of Condi RIce ..
Will the NBA ban them as well? Will Scoot soil himself in a rage? Not likely. Racism is allowed if the black person is not a Democrat.
She is hated by most blacks because most blacks are incredibly racist, and believe Rice acts 'too white'. Even having an education can get you shunned in black culture where violent morons are revered, and intelligent free thinkers are reviled.
A real renaissance woman.
Someone to aspire to.
The perfect mentor.
The reality is that the election of Obama did more to reveal the racism of blacks.
Obama has done nothing to discourage black racism. He uses it.
American companies: Do NOT hire a Rutgers graduates.
... they are racist. Follow the lead of the NBA and ban them from the workforce.
As a Vietnam Veteran I am outraged and frankly inspired to join forces with my fellow brothers and sisters in identifying these Maoist professors of the left and enjoining them in the battle for freedom. These are the cowards that have successfully conspired to ideologically indoctrinate our young. They have a price to pay for this treachery. We veterans are prepared to fight this evil. Through exposure we will engage in this battle and if need be once again fight with all of our honor against this anti-American tyranny. These professors and administrators have crossed the line and they will pay a heavy price for there violence. They portray a sense of strength but they are cowards and we're going to teach them a lesson they will never forget. We remember how we were spit on by this evil philosophy. We seek our information and education as provided by organizations of liberty such as F.I.R.E. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)> Political Correctness is a virulent cancer that we have to eradicate and that eradication will come through exposing this poison. You on the left have crossed the line. We will crush and destroy your phony Commander in Chief who has the blood of our brothers on his hands. We understand what you have done from oppressing free speech and siding with our enemies. You have been part of the rekindling of the ovens of Auschwitz in Canada, Oregon, Great Britain and soon to be revealed in many parts of the world. You have done this in the name of choice and green energy but your genocide is not a choice it is an abhorrent violation of the Nuremberg principles. So keep up your childish name calling in believing your are protected by some perversion of the constitution but your crimes will be shown as those who understand and share the values of freedom stand firm and in your face.
Not pooping myself over Rush. Conservatives admire the free market. The free market measure of radio is ratings - in many markets, Rush's ratings suck. He's not doing as well as he used to. Reality and capitalism my friend. FACTS matter.
College Kids Beat Rush in Ratings
Three months later, Limbaugh's KEIB is a ratings disaster, coming in 37th place in the second largest radio market in America with a .5 rating share in March, the most recent month available, according to Nielsen ratings. (A ratings share represents the percent of those listening to radio in the market who are dialed into a particular station.)
How small is KEIB's audience? So small that eleven non-English radio stations have larger audiences in Los Angeles. And so small that KEIB actually trails four college-run, non-commercial stations in the market.
Way to go Bammy.
Your hatred and abuse of those who disagree with you and your failed policies have divided the country as never before, but I might add most that it does seem more and more that folks can unite around the fact that you are a disgrace and a failure.
Rush Was Wrong for KFI
As for KFI, the station Limbaugh left and which switched to an all-local news and talk format, its ratings remain healthy in the talker's absence. A top ten station, KFI boasts an audience six times larger than KEIB's.
New York's State of Mind isn't Right Wing
The big-city woes aren't confined to the West Coast. In New York, the nation's largest radio market and where Rush once reigned supreme, the talker recently exited his longtime AM home, WABC, and moved to Clear Channel's WOR. With Limbaugh as the main draw, the station now ranks 22nd in the market and trails four non-English stations as well as a commercial-free classical music outlet.
How come the GOP never had this much interest in the embassy attacks under Bush?
1. Jan. 22, 2002 U.S. Consulate attacked in Calcutta, India
2. June 14, 2002 Car bomb U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan
3. Oct. 12, 2002 Bombing Bali
4. Feb. 28, 2003 Second attack on U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan
5, July 30, 2004 Gunmen attacked U.S. Consulate Tashkent, Uzbekistan
6. Dec. 6, 2004 Gunmen attacked U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
7. March 2, 2006 Third attack U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan
8. Sept. 12, 2006 Gunmen attack U.S.Consulate Damascus, Syria
9. July 9, 2008 Gunmen attack U.S. Consulate Istanbul, Turkey
10. Sept. 17, 2008 Gunmen attack U.S. Embasy Sana'a Yemen
Sorry Condi; if you're not a plantation democrat you need not apply!
Gotta love the tolerant left.
Nice Factual Rebuttal
From our resident right wing troll. You're intellectually stimulating!
It is respectable discourse for Democrats to call someone like Sarah Palin a WH0RE or
Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom. No commentator loses his job over that. They are rather celebrated. So of course Democrats are mocked, insulted back, and generally laughed at and made fun of by the sane. The left has no credibility so they should be mocked. ENJOY!
Hatred & Abuse
I think President Obama has gotten plenty of hatred and abuse for the right including violent threats, racist language, and allegations that were false, comments about his looks and race and the same directed to his wife and children. So stop acting likeit goes one way, or he started it. Mitch McConnell wanted to make him a one-termer the night he was sworn in. Not exactly given much of a chance there to promote "tolerance."
Students are missing a great opportunity to hear an extremely accomplished woman speak about their opportunities going forward, they could have learned a great deal. It is more an honor for them to hear her.. It is a burden for her to share it. I am surprised that students didn't realize this.
Agree about Rice
It is sad that so many young blacks would rather listen to and follow the message of rappers who use the N word and talk of wh@res rather than here a message of true inspiration and hope that they can make something great out of their lives.
Great work, university used to be the place to be exposed to different ideas and concepts and develop critical thinking - now only political correctness (Progressive thought) rules. Learn well our indoctrination!
Not much left.
America's left is nothing but fascists and racists. And here all along I thought it was all about diversity and inclusion unless of course you're a black female conservative.
Obama has done more to diminish the prestige of his office than any modern president.
A total lack of respect for him and the US Presidency is to be expected here and aboard. Perhaps the next person can restore some credibility and respect to the office.
Was complacent in Bush & Cheney's illegal war for profit. This does not make her a hero. It makes her a corrupt government official who's just as bad as all the stuff being said about Obama and Hillary. Knock off the double standard just because you agreed with invading the Middle East and want to blame someone for 4 people at an embassy. H Y P O C R I T E.
Hillary will inspire 8 years of respect for the presidency beginning in 2016 - I'm READY FOR HILLARY!
If you go to a far right college like PCC, Bob Jones or Liberty University, you aren't exposed to anything but the right wing version of PC - their version of history and conservative thought - can't even form a College Democrats chapter - how is that any LESS censorship and PC than anything that goes on at a "liberal" school? They censor progressive and liberal ideas.
You complain about rappers and morals but Beyonce & Jay Z are famous, wealthy from their own talents, and happily married with a child and yet people on the right will bash Jay Z over what he did as an impressionable kid without a dad and not respecthis success or the success of Barack Obama as a role model for the black young people. Again, you're a bunch of hypocrites who can't see anything in nuance. Just bash bash bash.
Scoot a Hollywood film production is in town for the Beverly Hillbillies. They are trying to reach you to play Mrs Hathaway who is Mr moonies secretary. Great news for you!
They're seeking guards at the local toll bridge - good looks not required. Great news for you, you can move out of your parents basement!
True talent is not shaking your booty and dancing around
in scantily clad outfits.
Well, by the same standards the left-nut media and Scoot apply to conservatives
it is correct to say Rutgers is a racist institution. Their administrators should be banned for life from attending NBA games.
Scoot should LOSE HIS JOB for his private thoughts that offend people.
He advocates this so he should suffer his fate.
Is a private organization of businessmen who can fire Sterling if they want, just like any radio station can fire an air talent, it's the FREE MARKET. Conservatives preach free market but they don't believe in it because they think people should be protected from the consequences of their speech as long as they're speaking out counter to a liberal cause or idea, apparently. But they're more than ready to advocate for a liberal talent or host to be fired for every mistake made in the heat of the moment (see Keith Olbermann, Martin Bashir, Alec Baldwin..) The double standards of the right continue.
Trollboy is named Bruce Patterson
Next time, don't post under your real name on Scoot's Facebook page and then post the same thing here, BRUCE PATTERSON is a troll OUTED.
5/02 - 10:26 AM on Facebook
Guns were allowed at the NRA convention . Fact Check next time
Check the NRA website and read at the bottom that if you were legal, it was OK to carry.
5/02 - 10:20 AM on this blog - Might be uncomfortable for you but people who follow the laws were allowed to carry a weapon INTO the convention.
As support for Obama continues to diminish more and more Americans are
now officially classified as racist. Perhaps in time only Obama and Eric Holder will be the only two not considered racist. Seems almost everyone today is a racist.
Well, actually Eric Holder and Bam Obama are two of the worst racist the
country has ever seen.
Racist Democrats ... great collection of Democrat HATE speech ....
Spike Lee works to commentate on NBA games ... was he banned for his many racist quotes???
(On Clarence Thomas) "A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom." -- Spike Lee
(I) "will not let the white boys win in this election." -- Donna Brazile, Al Gore's C
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent." -Senato
"Is you their blàck-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitéy's cars?" -- Left-wing radio host Neil Rogers
Mike Wallace, CBS News.
Blacks and Hispanics are "too busy eating watermelons and tacos" to learn how to read and write." -- Mike Wallace, CBS News.
Is lucky WWL doesn't exercise their 1st Amendment rights to ban his racism and falsehood-out of context remarks from their website. If Bruce Patterson said the same stuff on Facebook about blacks, Mary Landrieu, etc, he'd probably be banned. So it's a good thing Bruce Patterson is tolerated by WWL or he might use his pent up anger to do something stupid with a gun.
Much like abortion the Democrats love racism. They have orgasms over it
and work to keep it alive.
Democrats think blacks are too STUPID to aquire proper ID and provide
a living for themselves.
According to Democrats there is a racist behind every failed Obama policy.
Now that is a lot of racists. LOL
Things Republicans Love
Handouts to corporations. Cuts to social programs without regard for who actually uses them. High rolling campaign spending. Racist code words and anger in talk radio. "grass roots" groups funded by oil industry money. Lack of environmental protections. The death penalty. Inequality. Theocracy.
50 Obamacare Repeals
Attempted in the Congress - no successful jobs bills, infrastructure investment, or improvements to healthcare and national interests. What's behind all the failed policy and time wasting, GOP?
Tell an elderly woman who doesn't drive and can't find her birth certificate that she can't vote. Solve that problem and we'll talk. It's not about being "too stupid" to get the ID, it's situations where people would struggle with the proof to get the ID even though they're legal citizens. It's funny small government Republicans want to enact a law that to provide the IDs would cost the states even more money - but then, we've established that Republicans are hypocrites.
Will McAvoy on Voter ID - true story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxK8h0mp0ZI - Dorothy Cooper is a real person, they took this story from an actual event.
Voter ID 2
If you need to have an ID to vote and must pay the state for the privilege to have this ID, and you are not allowed to vote otherwise... couldn't that be considered a poll tax which is illegal according to the 24th amendment? It's illegal to have to pay for the right to vote. If you demand an ID for voting, you cannot constitutionally charge for it. many of the states in the deep south doing this don't care too much for our constitution.
It is comforting to know that the Democrats are making sure þutt sex,
STDs, and abortion flourish, the WH0RE Sandra Fluke has free condoms, food stamps fall like rain and anyone opposed to any of that gets labeled as a racist ... LOL ... got to love those DemWITS ...
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” — Obama 2008
Bammy has encouraged and fostered more hate than any modern president. He is the champion of division and strife. It took most of the rest of a while to catch up but we are getting on board with the president. Insult someone today and make Obama and yourcountry proud. America needs more thûgs like Obama.
Cloris Leachman, David Letterman, and Bill Maher just to name three
all called Sarah Palin a slût and Maher mocked down syndrome children. Time to get on board and start trashing and insulting each other with all manner of vile words. It is the American way and we certainly want Democrats to like us so we need to be more like them. So fuçk YOU Mr. President!
Dirty Harry Reid has led the way in trash talk ... he still gets into NBA games ...
The media let him get away with race-baiting comments like, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” Or, during the 2012 presidential campaign, when he called Obama “light-skinned,” saying he speaks “with no Négro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”
Wow way to go Harry calling Obama a Négro.
According to The Los Angeles Times, one of his outright lies came during the 2012 presidential campaign, when he said from the floor of the Senate: “He [Romney] hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years.” The Washington Post gave Reid “Four Pinocchios” for that nose-stretcher, while saying Reid “refused to release his own tax returns.”
Well, Harry hope you die a slow death from CANCER ... LOL ... feel better BIOTCH? lol insulting is the American way. DemWITS have taught us ...
The bottom line about the whole NBA drama that idiots like Scoot missed
in his haste to beat his cheat and declare he is not a racist and better than everyone else to pander to blacks in New Orleans ...
Quote from article ...
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It is going to be hard for the NBA to discipline Mr Sterling without establishing principles of draconian justice that will ramify inconveniently for other personalities in the league. This includes many athletes and owners now calling for Mr Sterling’s head. Last year Tony Parker, the French guard for the San Antonio Spurs, made a quenelle salute, created and popularised by the French comedian Dieudonné. The quenelle has become beloved of Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites, some of whom have been filmed making the gesture outside concentration camps, Holocaust memorials and synagogues. Is there a place for Parker in the NBA? Feminist groups have in recent years eyed the league’s sexual harassment policies.
It will probably not be hard to make the case that Mr Sterling is a lout. What will be hard is making the case that he is the only lout in the NBA.
Private organization - hope they fire ALL racists, sexists and bigots. Their right!
Democrats are running a racist for president ... typical ...
Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis."
-Senator Hillary Clinton
When the NBA bans Spike Lee for life, they will gain credibility otherwise they have none.
... and he work for the NBA.
“I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.” – Spike Lee
The NBA's supposed to ban Spike Lee but people on your side of the aisle rally around Phil Robertson being ignorant of civil rights. H Y P O C R I T E S.
Americans know SH!T when they see it ... Dems smelling pretty bad ...
The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season.
The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous "wave" elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains — and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.
According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That's a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll.
Overall, Democrats are plagued by the still-sluggish economy, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act, and the undesirable views of President Obama. More voters (26%) say their vote will be "against" the president. Only 16% say their vote will be "for" Obama. And by more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters say they want the next president to pursue policies different from the Obama administration's priorities.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-elections-republicans-democrats-obama-2014-5#ixzz30sbFL1uD
Congressional approval still in the basement, worse than Obama or the band Nickelback. Gerrymandered districts nonwithstanding, GOP is still facing trouble demographically in 2016 - especially if the Dems nominate the right person. The Republicans may hang on or even take the Senate, but it's likely the last time for the next decade. ACA numbers are going up, fewer people uninsured..
On today's show he talked about his admiration and crush on baby moon landrieu. They just love New Orleans. They don't tel the truth about this third world city