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  • Title IX Administers Another Flogging to Campus Free Speech

    01/23/2019 5:46:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 23, 2019 | George Leef
    When Congress wrote the 1972 amendments to the Education Act, it meant to prevent colleges and universities that received federal money from discriminating against students based on sex. Title IX states that schools lose eligibility for federal money if they discriminate against either men or women. Over the years, federal courts have expanded and contorted the meaning of Title IX. By late 2018, it means, according to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, that a college or university violates Title IX unless it goes so far as to shut down an off-campus social media platform that it does not control...
  • The secret behind Michelle Obama’s glowing skin [spoiler: It's $$$ and a personal skin care expert]

    01/23/2019 5:41:49 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Page Six ^ | 1/17/2019 | Emily Kirkpatrick
    We’re finally learning a few of the secrets behind Michelle Obama‘s radiant complexion. In honor of her 55th birthday, Jennifer Brodeur, the “skin guru” who has been working with Obama since 2014, shared all of her tips and tricks for keeping the former FLOTUS looking totally flawless. “I’m not a big believer in peels or exfoliation,” the aesthetician told Refinery29. “We started with an anti-inflammatory system and then it was about integrating more vitamin Cs and then vitamin A in the evening.” But it’s a miracle that some of her skincare products even made it past Secret Service. “There are...
  • University Takes Stand Against Basing Grades on Quality [semi-satire]

    01/23/2019 5:38:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    American University is hosting a seminar for its faculty to teach them a new way of grading students without relying too heavily on the quality of their work. The seminar will be taught by University of Washington–Tacoma professor Dr. Asao Inoue. “Grading papers based on their quality imposes ‘white’ standards that are insensitive to alternate ways of thinking and communicating,” Inoue explained. “Just because a student’s writing seems incoherent and ungrammatical to a white professor doesn’t mean he should give it a bad grade. President Trump often makes grammatical mistakes. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) is often incoherent. These...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/23/2019 5:36:14 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1 replies
    1/23/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram ANIEY YXQZ NFLVIQ ZVO, YXQL YXQZ HJOFX JY ZVO, YXQL YXQZ ANFXY ZVO, YXQL ZVO DNL. PJXJYPJ FJLWXN You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own.   The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send...
  • White House planning to proceed with State of the Union, but details up in the air

    01/23/2019 5:35:18 AM PST · by Openurmind · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/22/19 | Alex Pappas, John Roberts
    On Capitol Hill, there is immense uncertainty about what will happen. The offices of other congressional leaders referred questions about the speech to Pelosi. “We are standing by to stand by,” one senior congressional official told Fox News when asked if the State of the Union speech would still unfold. For that to happen in the House, both chambers of Congress must approve a resolution to use the House chamber and to have both bodies meet in a Joint Session of Congress. This has not happened yet. Should the Senate move to host the president instead, a resolution would still...
  • As Covington families look into legal action, one lawyer is offering his services for free (video)

    01/23/2019 5:34:57 AM PST · by grayboots · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/2019 | Fox and Friends
    Attorney Robert Barnes tells 'Fox & Friends' that any 'false statements' made about the students needs to be retracted and corrected within 48 hours or he may sue.
  • Probing the Remote Purpose (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    01/23/2019 5:34:55 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 1/23/2019
    “Why did God allow it to happen?” This question seeks to probe the remote or ultimate purpose. The question assumes something crucial to our understanding of God. It assumes that God could have prevented the thing that happened. If we deny this verity, we deny the very character of God. If God could not have prevented it, He would no longer be God. By asking why, we also assume something else that is vital. We assume there is an answer to the question. We assume that God had a reason or a purpose for the thing that occurred. The question...
  • January 23 - Christ Sovereignly Masters Satan

    01/23/2019 5:32:04 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus said to him, ‘Go, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only”’” (Matthew 4:10). The devil’s final proposal was so outlandish and beyond the boundaries of God’s will that Jesus dismissed him with the terse, firm command, “Go, Satan!” Satan can wield his present power only by God’s permission; therefore he had no choice but to leave Christ’s presence. This last interaction is a prime example of our Lord’s sovereign mastery over the enemy. If the Savior would not compromise on a mundane matter such as turning stones to bread, He...
  • China- School teacher rises to fame leading pupils through an amazing synchronised dance routine

    01/23/2019 5:24:46 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    Everyday he's shuffling! Zhang Pengfei, 40, is a primary school principal in north China's Shanxi province He would lead 700 students in a 'ghost shuffle' routine on campus every day The principal learned the dance for a month before introducing it to his pupils He wanted to get more students interested in exercising and being active The school's new 30-minute dance routine has replaced the government-imposed broadcast callisthenics programme, a short workout that has been a requirement at every primary, middle and secondary school in China since 1951. The rigid routine, which involves students stretching, jumping and bending under recorded...
  • Leftist Rage at David Brooks for Defending Covington Catholic Students

    01/23/2019 5:24:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did columnist David Brooks put his New York Times gig at risk on Monday? Most people at liberal mainstream media outlets that have reported on the incident in Washington D.C. on Friday involving the Covington Catholic high school students, after having been made aware of the longer video and more facts about what actually happened, seem to be using the weasel type of position of saying something along the lines of "perhaps the incident is not quite like what it initially seemed but..." However, Brooks did not go that route. Instead he gave a full, flat out defense of those students...
  • Thought crimes, media abuse and those Catholic high school boys from Covington

    01/23/2019 5:19:02 AM PST · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/23/2019 | John Kass
    What exactly triggered that hateful leftist social media mob—shamefully egged on by prominent American journalists—to unjustly attack the students at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School and denounce them as racists? The school has been closed. Death threats and bullying continue. Students and family complain they’ve been doxed—their identities revealed so that the hateful mob can harass them some more. So, what happened? Why were the students vilified? Was it simply for the sin of being white, Roman Catholic supporters of President Donald Trump, the boys having the gall to wear their “MAGA” hats at the March for Life? Or was...

    01/23/2019 5:18:32 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 1/23/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    "Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words" (Proverbs 23:9 KJV).
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg running for president in 2020

    01/23/2019 5:18:02 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 19 replies
    Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid, according to a video and email announcement obtained by The Associated Press. ... Buttigieg is a Rhodes scholar who was first elected mayor of his hometown in 2011 at age 29 — making him the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents. A lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, he served a tour in Afghanistan in 2014. ... Amid his campaign for a second term, Buttigieg came out as gay in a column in the local newspaper....
  • Venezuelans set fire to Hugo Chavez statue: It Has Started

    01/23/2019 5:10:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Operation Boot Maduro seems to be moving to stage two. Following this week's military mutiny, which was squelched, but not before locals ran out and attempted to defend the troops in pitched street battles, now at least sixty - sixty! - neighborhoods in Caracas have erupted into riots - big riots, with people reported shot dead. Take a look at the series of tweets posted by Caracas Chronicles on its Twitter feed enumerating the names of the neighborhoods now in open revolt. Here was its last tweet: (snip) And to underscore just what this nightmare was about, late last night...
  • Best Pocket Pistols for CCW

    01/23/2019 5:09:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2019 | C Cocoles
    Looking to carry a pocket pistol? You need to check out these guns. A lot can be said for a gun that is concealable enough to pocket carry and go largely unnoticed. Most of the pistols on this list are very small, you wouldn’t be able to see them even if you knew where to look. As far as stopping power, for this size, you have to have the mindset that having something is better than nothing. However, this “something” still offer lot of firepower but not a mini-cannon. If you’re not into small guns, these probably won't do it...
  • The Covington Rorschach Test

    01/23/2019 5:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Sometimes, a three-point celebration is just a three-point celebration. Sometimes, a pep rally is just a pep rally. Sometimes, a smile is just a smile. And sometimes, a hat is just a hat. Only among the most deranged partisans could a universal sports ritual, a common high school activity, a typical teen face and patriotic headgear be construed as evil symbols of patriarchal oppression. These, however, are the soul-sapping, lunacy-inducing times in which we live. Nobody loses their marbles when black NBA stars make the universal "OK" gesture with one hand. Or two. Or when the elite athletes hold up...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/23/2019

    01/23/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The opposition takes to the streets of Venezuela today, the anniversary of the overthrow of a dictator in 1958, with the backing of the United States as expressed by Vice-President Mike Pence who said yesterday via Twitter: "@POTUS & the US stand w/ the Venezuelan people as they seek to regain their liberty from dictator Nicolas Maduro.... "The resistance will not allow our people's blood to be used as fuel in the election campaign in Israel, and it has the tools to defend the people" That is the message from the Hamas terror organization that runs the Gaza Strip following...
  • Liz Peek: Two years of Trump hatred and Democrats' 'resistance' has accomplished what, exactly?

    01/23/2019 4:38:30 AM PST · by gattaca · 13 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | January 22, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Barron’s reports that the cost of the partial government shutdown has now exceeded the $5.7 billion President Trump requested for his wall. That is how stupid Democrats’ “resistance” has become.
  • Dems priority is not paying workers or opening government (My title from his tweet)

    01/23/2019 4:31:02 AM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    Twitter @RepDanCrenshaw ^ | 01/22/19 | Rep Dan Crenshaw
    Big deal that never got reported: Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed. Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump.
  • AOC is Not Stupid – She’s Just “Educated”

    01/23/2019 4:28:24 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 35 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Don’t blame her, she’s just like 74% of other Democrats. – The pathetically misinformed, abject ignoramus Alexandria Ocasio Cortez told an interviewer on Monday that “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?” Yes, friends, it seems our planet has an expiration date now, and AOC has determined it to be the year 2031. So, to hell with saving for retirement or paying those bills, let’s just all go out to Vegas and blow...