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  • Girl wins boys golf tournament but can't be awarded first place

    10/25/2017 3:23:13 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies ^ | 10/25/2017 | N/A
    LUNENBURG, Mass. — Emily Nash has been playing golf for years. The 16-year-old is on the Lunenburg High School boys golf team. There is no girls team. On Tuesday night, Nash had the lowest score -- 75 --- in the Central Mass Division 3 Boys' Golf Tournament. She was the technical winner, but wasn't awarded the first place trophy. “I wasn't aware that if I won I wouldn't get the title or the trophy,” Nash said. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, or MIAA, rules state, “Girls playing on a fall boys team cannot be entered in the Boys Fall Individual...
  • Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views

    10/16/2017 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies ^ | 10/19/2017 | Bonnie Pritchett
    U.S. Air Force officials have suspended a decorated officer and revoked his recommendation for promotion to brigadier general because he would not sign an unofficial document affirming a retiring subordinate's same-sex marriage. Col. Leland B.H. Bohannon, Air Force Inspection Agency commander at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., signed all the requisite documents for a senior noncommissioned service member's May retirement ceremony except for one: a letter of "spousal appreciation" for the gay serviceman's partner. Bohannon's Christian convictions about marriage put him at odds with the request to sign the unofficial, optional letter, and he sought counsel from his...
  • Top UK university to swap portraits of bearded white scholars with wall of diversity

    07/20/2017 7:54:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies ^ | 07/20/2017 | Luke Mintz and Harry Yorke
    King’s College London is to swap portraits of some of its founding fathers with a "wall of diversity" amid pressure from students, a dean says. The proposals were unveiled by Professor Patrick Leman, the Institute’s dean of education, who said that the faculty should not just be filled with “busts of 1920s bearded men” but rather more modern, diverse scholars so that the Institute feels less “alienating”. It comes two years after King’s sparked controversy for removing a photograph of Lord Carey, the former of Archbishop of Canterbury, in response to his opposition to gay marriage. Facing widespread criticism at...
  • The 4th of July – The Concord Battlefield And When The Mystic Chords Of Memory Fray

    07/01/2017 5:56:48 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 07/01/2017 | Don Feder
    Every year, between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, I make a pilgrimage to the place where America began – the battlefield in Concord, Massachusetts. Today, it's a national park with beautiful green hills, flower beds, a meandering river and the Minuteman Monument. The colonists gave birth to a new nation not on July 4, 1776 (with the signing of the Declaration of Independence), but at the Old North Bridge in Concord, on April 19, 1775. Words are fine and necessary, but nations, like individuals, are born in blood. The Battle of Concord was the first time the colonists...
  • It's Not "Overheated Political Rhetoric," But the Left's Penchant for Viciousness and Violence

    06/18/2017 9:07:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies ^ | 06/19/2017 | Don Feder
    What's all this caterwauling about "overheated political rhetoric"? Republicans and Democrats are falling all over themselves to blame partisan rhetoric for the shooting of a Republican Congressman yesterday by a deranged Sanders-ista. I know; that's redundant. But there's nothing wrong with passion. ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," said Barry Goldwater). Without righteous indignation, we would have had no American Revolution, abolitionists or the Civil Rights movement. If you can't tell the difference between outrage and incitement, you shouldn't be involved in the political process. If I decry the crime wave caused by illegal immigration, am I...
  • Healey sues Trump, charges order strikes at 'lifeblood' of Mass. economy

    01/31/2017 1:31:02 PM PST · by massmike · 66 replies ^ | 01/31/2017 | Brian Dowling,Larel J Sweet,Chris Villani
    Massachusetts (lesbian) Attorney General Maura Healey is suing President Trump over his controversial executive order on immigration that she said strikes at the state's “lifeblood” in barring workers and students vital to its universities, medical centers and technology firms. “Because of our people we have truly become a global state and a global leader,” Healey said. “That’s just one reason why this executive order is such a threat — because it threatens the vitality, the livelihood, the lifeblood, that drives so much of Massachusetts.” Healey's message to Trump: “No one is above the law.” “Our job in government and here...
  • Groups come together to protest Donald Trump, promote socialism in Boston

    01/19/2017 7:33:57 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 01/19/2017 | Antonio Planas
    Pushing a socialist agenda and saying they fear a Trump administration, thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the Common tomorrow night to protest the inauguration. Eight activist groups under the umbrella of “Socialist Alternative” have dubbed the event “Occupy Inauguration.” Their issues include: •  Making Boston a sanctuary city while stopping deportations of illegal immigrants. • Stopping mass incarceration of minorities. • Legislating gay and transgender rights. • Taxing the “super-rich like Trump” to fund universal health care and free college tuition. “I’m personally afraid of his presidency,” said Keely Mullen, 22, of Roxbury, one of the organizers....
  • US Participation in the United Nations – The Sanction of the Victim

    01/10/2017 7:48:53 PM PST · by massmike · 1 replies ^ | 01/10/2017 | Don Feder
    I've long suspected that the United Nations thinks it's God. Last week's Security Council resolution makes it official. In Genesis, God gave Israel – all of it – to the Jewish people in perpetuity. Now the UN says Jews aren't allowed to live in Biblical Israel (the West Bank to the media and other historical illiterates). The measure calls Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria illegal "settlements." Based on nothing more than its own entrenched bias – and the insistence of the wonderful world of Islam – the UN says that Jews living in the land where the patriarchs and...
  • Orlando police launch 'safe place' initiative for LGBT residents, visitors

    12/11/2016 12:53:11 PM PST · by massmike · 34 replies ^ | 12/11/2016 | Rene Stutzman
    On Monday, the six-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, the city of Orlando kicks off an initiative designed to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people safer. The Orlando Police Department will issue a new rainbow decal in the shape of a badge for offices, stores and organizations that want to participate. "This location is a SAFE PLACE for victims of anti-LGBTQ crimes and harassment to call 911 and wait for police to arrive," it says. On Monday, the six-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, the city of Orlando kicks off an initiative designed to make lesbian, gay,...
  • Residents, officials take public stand against hate

    12/09/2016 11:14:38 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 12/09/2016 | Jay Turner
    Last Tuesday evening at the Canton Public Library, a group of concerned local citizens, united by their shared values and a deep and abiding terror over a Donald Trump-led White House, gathered to discuss ways that they could support their fellow residents and help ensure that the Canton community remains “safe for diversity.” “We’re a group dedicated to making every family in Canton feel safe,” explained the promotional flyer prepared by the group’s founder, Kathleen “KK” Howley, a former senior reporter for Bloomberg News. “We want to know if our neighbors need help, and we want to stand with them.A...

    11/29/2016 6:07:26 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Don Feder
    Fidel Castro was a monster who tortured and murdered his people for over half-a-century. He was Stalin with a beard, Hitler with a stogie. His passing will be celebrated by freedom-loving people everywhere and mourned only by the evil and the credulous. I was in Cuba in 1997, not on a Beyonce/Jay-Z celebrity tour, but as a journalist who met ordinary Cubans. I've never been to a sadder place, or one more beautiful in a decaying way. Like North Korea, Cuba is a family business. In the former, the scepter was passed from Kim Il-sung (Glorious Leader) to Kim Jong-il...
  • The Republic Strikes Back

    11/11/2016 9:03:19 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | Don Feder
    The headline on a story in The New York Times on Election Day ("Optimism From Hillary Clinton and Darkness From Donald Trump") was revealing. Throughout the campaign, the left's media megaphone told us that this was a contest between light and dark: tolerance and bigotry, diversity and racism, fairness and greed, democracy and dictatorship. They don't get it. They never will. The Times sees its profits plummet, and it doubles down on unfair and imbalanced. They are beings from an alternate universe – even more alien than the illegals crossing our southern border. Because they reject the values of us...
  • Hillary By The Numbers

    10/31/2016 6:13:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies ^ | 10/31/2016 | Don Feder
    The reality of Hillary Rodham Clinton might best be described by the following figures: 65,000 – The number of Syrian refugees Hillary wants to inflict on America next year, a 550% increase over what Obama planned to bring in. ISIS boasts that it's planted fighters among the refugees. In Europe, fresh waves of terrorism have followed the influx. On New Year's Eve, refugees molested scores of women in Cologne and other German cities. Omar Mateen (who killed 49 in Orlando in June) wasn't a refuge, just a highly motivated Muslim. Omar's father, also an Islamist, showed up at an August...
  • Missouri families confront School Board over graphic sex ed programs targeting young children.

    10/10/2016 7:24:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/2016 | n/a
    What you are about to read about will be happening more and more around the country. Are you ready to fight it? Parents from Missouri MassResistance stood up to pro-LGBT activists and continued to confront the school board in their effort to stop a horrific LGBT-sexuality curriculum being imposed on their school system in suburban St. Louis. As we reported earlier the new district-wide “comprehensive sexuality” curriculum voted in by the Parkway District School Board in March aims to normalize homosexuality and cross-dressing beginning in the lower elementary school grades. It includes lessons about oral and anal sex for middle...
  • Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US

    09/16/2016 12:40:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 09/16/2016 | Kimberly Winston
    Americans’ disapproval of Muslims has jumped to 45.5 percent from just over 26 percent 10 years ago, the last time the question was asked. The study’s authors — sociologists Penny Edgell, Douglas Hartmann, Evan Stewart and Joseph Gerteis — describe the jump in disapproval of Muslims as a major change and are focusing now on identifying reasons for it. The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants. It was published in the current issue of Social Forces journal. The previous study was published in 2006 by three of the same authors.
  • Missouri senator sits during Pledge of Allegiance in protest

    09/15/2016 6:08:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies ^ | 09/15/2016 | n/a
    A Democratic state senator from St. Louis refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the Missouri Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she acted in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem all season in protest of police brutality and racial oppression in the United States.
  • SF school board head calls for renaming slaveowner branded schools

    09/14/2016 9:23:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 09/14/2016 | Michael Barba
    The head of San Francisco’s school board wants to strip the names of slaveholders off local public schools like George Washington High School, one of many schools in The City named after dead white men with “problematic” histories, he said Monday. Board of Education President Matt Haney is expected to introduce a resolution as early as next week encouraging schools in the San Francisco Unified School District that bear the names of men with questionable human rights legacies to consider proposing new monikers. Haney is hoping the school district can have more schools named after people of color, women and...
  • Ingratitude And The Death Of Patriotism

    09/12/2016 9:01:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 09/13/2016 | Don Feder
    Colin Kaepernick, 49ers quarterback and starter for Black Lives Matter, is a celebrity poseur receiving accolades for slandering America. Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem, because, "I am not going to stand up to show pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of color" – says the athlete whose own oppression is symbolized by the $141-million contract he signed recently. From the G20 Summit in China, Obama observed that Kaepernick "cares about some real issues" and "what he's doing has generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about." (Try to imagine...
  • Winston-Salem comic book store features new transgender superheroine who takes on North Carolina's '

    09/09/2016 8:41:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies ^ | Wednesday, September 7, 201609/09/2016 | Tim Clodfelter
    Ssalefish Comics, in the Silas Creek Crossing shopping center, has commissioned an exclusive cover for “Alters” No. 1, a new series from AfterShock Comics that focuses on Chalice, a transgender superheroine. The cover makes fun of HB2 by depicting Chalice holding up a unisex symbol to replace the sign on a bathroom door. A provision of HB2, signed into law earlier this year, requires people to use restrooms that match the gender listed on their birth certificates. “I wanted the cover to take a jab at HB2, but I didn’t want anything over-the-top,” said Bret Parks, the owner of Ssalefish....
  • Massachusetts sees plunge in deportations

    09/07/2016 10:09:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Jack Encarnacao
    Special Report: Inside immigration court Boston Herald Massachusetts last year deported the lowest percentage of illegal aliens of any state in the nation — and had the third highest rate of granting asylum, according to a Herald investigation of a largely secret system that shows the Obama administration’s increasingly lax policy on immigration. The state’s immigration court, nestled in a largely unobserved space on the third floor of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building downtown, deported just 26.9 percent of illegals who came before it, the country’s lowest average rate — and well below the national average of 46.4 percent,...