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  • ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA — which is not yet recognized as an official student organization — on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called “An Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” with prices for products varying based on the customer’s race.
  • University Of Texas Champions Free Speech, Ignores Demands To Disband Conservative Student Group

    11/04/2016 2:07:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 11/4/16 | Annabel Scott
    The University of Texas at Austin will ignore demands from student officials to “disband” a young conservative student group following a controversial “affirmative action bake sale” last week. The bake sale instantly drew large crowds of protesters, many claiming the bake sale was a “hate crime.” A petition demanding the removal of the group also circulated the campus and as of Thursday, it has 863 signatures. A resolution, filed by multiple members of the UT student government, called on the UT administration to not only disband Young Conservatives of Texas but demanding that they university respond to future incidents by...
  • “Not One Shred of Irony”

    08/04/2014 6:01:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-4-2014 | MOTUS
    While we wait to find out if Ebola is God’s way of saying “Shut the D*** Borders!” let us ponder this, via HuffPo: The White House is making women's empowerment a theme in a Washington African leaders summit next week. Michelle Obama said problems with girls' education often stemmed from traditional "attitudes and beliefs" that exist even in the United States and lead to issues such as the gender pay gap and an underrepresentation of women in leadership. She said men worldwide needed to "look into their hearts and souls and ask if they truly view women as their equals."Or,...
  • House overturns school bake sale ban

    05/09/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Cassidy
    State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza, white bread and 2 percent milk. “That is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my career,” state Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord), moments after the House unanimously voted to ease the statewide cupcake crackdown. “Talk about hitting the nerve of government reaching far into people’s lives.” State Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) offered the amendment, which leaves it up to local school committees whether to adopt the Department of Public Health rules, after hearing about an Ipswich...
  • Big Turn-Out for Cal Bake Sale

    09/27/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 | Lori Preuitt
    Bake sales don't normally get national attention.There was a big turn out for a very controversial bake sale on the Cal campus Tuesday. The Berkeley College Republicans' "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" kicked off right on schedule in Sproul Plaza at 10 a.m. The group announced the sale last week. They said it was designed to spark conversation about a bill that is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions. The bill is SB185. Berkeley College Republicans posted the prices of its cookies according to race, gender...
  • UC Berkeley GOP student bake sale is mean-spirited

    09/27/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/11 | Chip Johnson
    I don't know about the political ethics or math skills of the UC Berkeley students who came up with the idea for an Increase Diversity Bake Sale, but they certainly know how to draw a crowd. The student Republican group that sponsored a race-based bake sale set to be held on the campus today must have been counting on raising more than just the cookie dough. There are few places in America more reactionary than a college campus, and among them, UC Berkeley is a leader. A bake sale flyer posted on Facebook last week linked the price of pastries...
  • Why the Berkeley College Republicans are Wrong

    09/26/2011 6:17:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 79 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/26/11 | Thomas Lord
    The Berkeley College Republicans have taken a strong stance against a proposed law that would allow, among other things, race to be taken into consideration during the admissions process. They say on a Facebook event page: "The Berkeley College Republicans firmly believe measuring any admit's merit based on race is intrinsically racist." In this note I'll show that their belief is wrong. Not only is the use of race in admissions not intrinsically racist - the failure to consider race and other similar factors is intrinsically racist. This is not some subjective interpretation of histories of oppression. This is not...
  • UC Berkeley student senators respond to bake sale

    09/26/2011 9:33:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/11 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Berkeley student senators voted Sunday to condemn discriminatory behavior on campus - even if done in satire - in response to a Republican student group's plans for an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale," with pastries labeled according to race and gender. The 19-0 vote, with one absence, came during a special meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, as the debate over affirmative action reignited in Berkeley. "Sure, it came off as discrimination," said Francisco Loayza IV, the treasurer of the Republican group, at Sunday's meeting. "People are being judged by their skin color (in affirmative action policies)....
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • The "Kids Meal Presidency": From WWOD to What CAN Obama Do?

    12/07/2010 6:08:07 AM PST · by suspects · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 7, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Two years ago, the wristband read WWOD? “What Would Obama Do?” Now it’s “What Can Obama Do?” Since his election, Barack Obama has gone from “global political Messiah” to “total White House mess.” It’s so bad that Obama-friendly reporter Mark Halperin in the Obama-friendly Time Magazine describes it this way: “Liberals believe he is an overcompromising wimp. The business community considers Obama ignorant about markets at best, a socialist at worst. . . The media, after aiding and abetting his ride to the White House, now see the president as incompetent and overwhelmed. The independents and Republicans who backed him...
  • Cookie monster! (Dopey politician calls cops to stop teen kids from selling home-made cup cakes)

    11/16/2010 5:10:33 PM PST · by WebFocus · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/16/2010 | Jennifer Bain and Leonard Greene
    This is the police. Step away from the cupcakes! A half-baked town-board member called the cops on a pair of pint-size entrepreneurs for selling their cookies and cupcakes in a Westchester park without a permit. "A lot of people go to eat lunch in the park," one of the bummed-out baker boys, Andrew DeMarchis (pictured), 13, of Chappaqua, told The Post yesterday. "So everybody bought dessert from us. When the cop first pulled up, I didn't know he was there for us. Then he walked up to us. I didn't know we needed a permit. I was more shocked than...
  • Busted: NY Politician Calls Cops on Kids’ Unlicensed Bake Sale

    11/15/2010 11:13:00 AM PST · by Falcon28 · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Alert the authorities! Some kids in New York apparently think it’s still okay to engage in capitalistic ventures in America! Think again, kiddos: A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday. The Journal News in Westchester County said the boys, Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats for $1 each in a Chappaqua park. However, New Castle [which includes Chappaqua] Councilman Michael Wolfensohn called the police after discovering the sale...
  • Cops Shut Down Child’s Bake Sale [Operating w/o license!]

    11/15/2010 10:14:02 AM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Tood Starnes ^ | 11/15/10
    A New York lawmaker is under fire for calling the police on a pair of 13-year-olds selling homemade baked goods in a local park. Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff were just trying to earn some pocket change by selling an assortment of cupcakes, brownies and Rice Krispies treats in a Chappaqua park. But the middle school entrepreneurs were shut down by local police at the request of New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn. He called the cops because the boys were operating a business without a license, according to The Journal News. “The police offer was extremely pleasant,” Suzanne DeMarchis told...
  • Best of Rush Limbaugh: Dan's Bake Sale

    06/07/2010 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Ragnar1337 · 9 replies · 22+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/7/10 | Jesse Smith
    Yah, there may be no live Rush right now, but there's always great archives to watch. For example, the Best of Rush, the famous, Dan's Bake Sale. Actual audio of Dan's call and videos from the famous bake sale.
  • Bake sales are banned in NY city schools

    10/05/2009 4:30:27 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 23 replies · 1,126+ views Times ^ | 10/05/2009 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Bake sales are banned in NY city schools BY JENNIFER MEDINA NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK — There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City's latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the cut. Trying to limit how much sugar and fat students put in their bellies at school, the Education Department has effectively banned most bake sales, the lucrative if not quite healthy fundraising tool for generations of teams and clubs. The change is part of a new wellness policy...
  • Dan’s Bake Sale and Rush Limbaugh – 16 Years Ago Today

    05/22/2009 12:48:07 AM PDT · by Finny · 17 replies · 1,758+ views
    Finny's Mom
    Dan’s Bake Sale and Rush Limbaugh – 16 Years Ago Today ONLY Five Years After Rush’s Show Became Nationally Syndicated (1988) Letter from my Mother May 24, 1993 Fort Collins, Colorado Dear [Finny]: If there were liberals there, they were quiet as Republicans at Hyannisport. Dan’s Bake Sale. Fort Collins, Colorado, Old Town Square. May 22, 1993. Tens of thousands of Rush listeners were there, from all over the U.S. and the world. Local newspaper headlines proclaim 20,000-plus. No way – the number had to have been double or triple. They started arriving in the Ft. Collins area as early...
  • Dept. of Agriculture stops fish fry pie sales

    03/15/2009 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Glenn · 72 replies · 3,127+ views
    Beaver County (PA) Times Online ^ | 03/13/2009 | By Larissa Theodore
    ROCHESTER TWP. — Louis Slima looked over the apple, cherry and blueberry pies lining the dessert table at St. Cecilia’s Friday fish fry, trying to pick the best one. The trouble was, Slima, 60, of New Sewickley Township, wanted homemade raisin pie, which for years has been one of his favorites at the event. “This is the only time of year that I get them, during the Lenten season,” Slima said. Not anymore. On Feb. 27, a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspector stopped for an annual inspection at St. Cecilia’s kitchen in Rochester Township. The kitchen was spotless. But across...
  • Men pay more

    11/10/2007 1:45:42 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 85 replies · 136+ views
    The Daily Aztec ^ | 11-7-07 | Justin Lafferty
    NOW @ SDSU's bake sale charges men more for the same goods Imagine going to McDonald's and hearing that, because you're a white male, you pay full price for a Big Mac. Meanwhile, the girl behind you pays three-quarters of the total amount for the same thing. NOW (National Organization for Women) @ SDSU brought that reality to San Diego State yesterday at the Aztec Center by holding a pay equity bake sale. The prices for cookies reflected the difference of pay between genders and races. "It's just to raise awareness," NOW @ SDSU Co-President Amanda Whitehead said. "A lot...
  • New Orleans to Sell Flooded Buses on EBay

    03/28/2006 7:31:36 PM PST · by Pikamax · 87 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP ^ | 03/28/06 | Ap
    Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay. Some submerged to their roofs in the black flood waters, the yellow school buses were widely photographed in the days after Hurricane Katrina and have become an icon of the city's devastated school system. School officials acknowledge the sale of the buses on the Internet auction site may puzzle some people used to more traditional school fundraisers like bake sales. "There's no shame in it. Not one bit," said school board president Phyllis Landrieu. "This is...
  • Update: DePaul Censures Anti-Affirmative Action Group

    02/26/2006 8:50:37 PM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies · 865+ views ^ | February 23, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( -A conservative student group has been acquitted of a charge that it violated DePaul University's anti-harassment policy when it conducted a protest against affirmative action, the school announced Monday. However, the DePaul Conservative Alliance (DCA) was found guilty of violating the Code of Student Responsibility and censured. In January, the DCA held an "affirmative action bake sale" to mock affirmative action policies in higher education. The protests, which have occurred on other college and university campuses, involve white and Asian students being charged more for baked goods than blacks and Hispanics. The mock bake sales are designed to criticize...