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  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/27/2015 5:35:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | February 27, 2015 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    Trigonometry Is Racist! KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON February 27, 2015 An African-American scholar says that emphasis on STEM education is bad for blacks. Earlier today on Sirius XM Urban View, an African-American talk station, the guest was Daryl Scott, president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The conversation turned to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — education, and the origins of the ongoing push to encourage institutions and students to focus on those subjects. Can you guess what happened? In 1983, the guest explained, a commission empaneled by the secretary of education issued...
  • 8 RINO Rules

    02/24/2015 9:45:25 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 24, 2015 | Conservative Review Staff
    It becomes clearer every day that there are not only two parties in Washington, D.C., but there are also two wings of the Republican Party. Conservatives who fight for limited government, fewer taxes, less regulation, more freedom, devolving federal power to the states, prudent immigration, and constitutional principles. Right now is about keeping power, gaining goodwill for self-advancement, or supposedly gaining leverage, ironically the leverage doesn’t actually get used. The other wing? Whether you call them RINOs (Republican In Name Only), liberal Republicans or the Establishment, for them, it’s all about retaining the power that comes from working their well-established...
  • Mark Levin discusses Alinksy's Rules for Radicals

    02/23/2015 8:51:41 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 54 replies
    The Mark Levin Audio Rewind ^ | February 23, 2015 | Mark Levin
    Interesting discussion by Mark of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Starts at 26 minutes, 5 seconds. The List: (from The Best of Beck) Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals Here is the complete list from Alinsky. * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with...
  • White kids don't want to work (according to commenter Joe on blog)

    02/23/2015 9:51:02 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    queenscrap.blogspot. ^ | feb 19 2015 | Joe the commenter
    Joe said... Its the same s**t all over, white kids don't want to work. Only cash out what their familys worked generations for and expect making a living doing some kind of art!! True true about Disney and company's like Viacom etc. They have poisoned everything including our youth!! Almost every kid under age 25 wants to be some kind of artist, dancer, singer musician. NOTHING anybody will pay them for !! Partly because lazy dumbass parents let them grow up watching TV. All that fake scripted Disney, MTV, Time Warner, Viacom shit they have been spoon fed since...
  • Giuliani Destroys Obama in Epic Arizona Speech, Feb 13, 2015

    02/21/2015 10:14:09 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Rudy Giuliani
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Barack Obama, saying in a recent speech that Israeli Prime Minster Bejamin Netanyahu is a “a man who fights for his people, unlike our president.” Guiliani’s comments came during a Feb. 13 speech on countering Islamic extremism at the Iranian-American Community of Arizona.
  • At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside (Leftist Harassment)

    02/21/2015 5:32:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Kyle Spencer
    An art project by Ana Maroto and Sage Adams, seniors at Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village. The project hangs at the school entrance.On a recent morning, 20 or so high school students, most of them white, milled about the meetinghouse at Friends Seminary, a private school in Manhattan. They were trying to unload on their classmates slips of paper on which they had jotted down words related to the topic “Things I don’t want to be called.” Several girls tried get to rid of “ditsy.” A sophomore in jeans and a gray hoodie who identifies as Asian-American was...
  • Wisconsin CCW permit Homicide rate lower than Japan's

    02/21/2015 4:25:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was the next to the last state to enact a concealed carry law.   It passed in 2011.  The law had been thwarted for years by the actions of former Democrat Governor Jim Doyle.  Lawmakers in Wisconsin learned many lessons from the efforts of previous states, and it showed.  Over 59,000 Wisconsin residents had applied by December 30, 2011, and 100,000 permits were issued half way through April of 2012. 144,000 had been issued by the end of the year. Link to video of Attorney General Van Hollen celebrating the issuance of the 100,000 permits The average number for...
  • Don't Mess With These Nuns

    02/20/2015 8:50:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    https://www.facebook.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | MixedMartialArts
    Now here's something you don't see every day.
  • Scott Walker is a conservative hero, and liberals have themselves to blame for it

    02/18/2015 5:54:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Fix - Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Whether it's unions or universities, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has waged a number of huge fights -- symbolic and otherwise -- with liberals. So far, the fights have only served to bolster his credentials among national conservatives who like nothing more than a Republican willing to poke liberals in the eye. And now New York Times columnist Gail Collins has thrown Walker another hanging curveball by which to bash liberals and shine in the eyes of conservatives. In a recent column widely derided as a "hit piece" by conservatives, Collins centered on Walker's breakout speech in Iowa, declaring that...
  • Political insanity 101

    02/18/2015 1:57:22 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 18, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    Political insanity 101 “Democracy is cancerous, and bureaus are its cancer… Bureaus cannot live without a host, being true parasitic organisms… A bureau operates on opposite principles of inventing needs to justify its existence… Bureaucracy is wrong as a cancer, a turning away from the human evolutionary direction of infinite potentials and differentiation and independent spontaneous action to the complete parasitism of a virus… the renunciation of life itself, a falling towards inorganic, inflexible machine, towards dead matter… Bureaus die when the structure of the state collapse. They are as helpless and unfit for independent existence as a displaced tapeworm,...
  • THE BOSTON CRUSADERS (historical vanity)

    02/17/2015 12:44:14 PM PST · by knarf · 37 replies
    http://youtu.be/7RIpV72Blak ^ | February 17, 2015 | knarf
    This'll mean nothing to anyone except those familiar with the drum corps' of days pastPart of my '62 - '65 heritage
  • From Rome to Philadelphia: Protecting a Nation from the Fate of Lucretia

    02/16/2015 6:05:28 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the United States’ Commander-In-Chief, on Presidents’ Day… During the summer of 1787, the member states of the United States of America sent delegates to Philadelphia, hoping that in this new convention, they could right the errors made in the construction of the Articles of Confederation. The nation was in an economic depression that had not ended with the peace signed in 1783, as many had expected. On the contrary, our currency was worthless, our borders were porous, our cargo was in jeopardy on the high seas, and our veterans were destitute at home. The delegates to the Constitutional...
  • Women & Guns: More Info from NSSF

    02/16/2015 6:48:51 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/16/2015 | wsj
    The National Shooting Games Establishment (NSSF) as of late discharged a thorough report details regarding women and guns. The report, “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation,” speaks to a study of more than 1,000 women, which investigates almost every part of weapon proprietorship. In spite of the fact that we hear an incredible arrangement about the quantity of women who have as of late procured their first gun, the majority of those reviewed, 42.1 percent, have claimed a weapon for no less than 10 years. About 33% of the women reviewed, however, are a piece of the female gun...
  • Union Drops Attempt to Stop Vote on Decertification

    02/16/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2015 | Anne Schieber
    The Michigan Education Association has dropped an unfair labor practices complaint against Grand Rapids Community College, and also dropped its request for suspension of an election to “decertify” a union local which represents college secretaries. The decertification vote was authorized when one-third of the nearly 100 members of the Grand Rapids Community College Education Support Professionals signed a petition requesting it. The MEA filed its complaint and request a few weeks later. Supporters of the election say time was of the essence because the local bargaining unit’s contract expires June 30 and contract negotiations are set to begin April 1....
  • Undocumented students learn about applying at Rutgers forum

    02/15/2015 4:37:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | February 15, 2015 | James M. O'Neill
    A forum at Rutgers University in Newark designed to help students living in the country illegally to navigate the college-admissions process drew more than 220 people Saturday, a sign of the hunger among such students for access to higher education despite the often staggering cost to them. For many of these students - brought to the U.S. as children - the biggest hurdle to higher education is financial. Without citizenship, they have no access to federal student-aid programs, such as low-interest student loans or Pell grants. And until Governor Christie in 2013 reversed himself and signed legislation making them eligible...
  • Colorado's Elected Gun Control Supporters 2015

    02/13/2015 4:18:41 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 20 replies
    Me | 2-13-15 | RandallFlagg
    Gun Control Supporters (2015) Updated on 2-13-15 Data from cross-referencing these sites:http://www.rmgo.org/?view=featured Andhttp://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2015A/csl.nsf/MainBills?OpenFrameSet SB15-032 (Constitutional Carry) Lucia Guzman (D) District 34 Denver County (Opposed) Michael Merrifield (D) District 11 El Paso County (Opposed) Waiting for hearing on 2-13-15 __________________________________________________ SB15-006 (Concerning Limitations on Forfeiture Actions) Laid over, in rewrite, waiting for assignment. __________________________________________________ SB15-086 (Repeal Expanded Background Checks) Passed Judiciary 3-2; Sent to to Finance. __________________________________________________ HB15-1009 (Repeal the Magazine Ban) Killed in committee by: Mike Foote (D) District 12 Boulder County Susan Lontine (D) District 1 Denver, Jefferson Counties Dianne Primavera (D) District 33 Boulder, Broomfield Counties Max Tyler...
  • Teacher Claims Union Ruined Her Credit, Humiliated Her Over Trying to Leave

    02/13/2015 1:42:00 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Harper Creek Community Schools special education teacher says her credit has “suffered irreparable” damage and her local union has attempted to humiliate her. The reason, she says, is that she refused to turn over personal banking information that would let the union automatically deduct her dues. Terri MacKenzie made her claims in a lawsuit she filed against the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Harper Creek Education Association in Calhoun County district court. Her trial is set for later this month. The dispute dates back to September 2012 when the MEA was implementing its e-dues automatic...
  • Why "drill, baby, drill" was right

    02/11/2015 4:35:29 PM PST · by upsdriver · 27 replies
    TribTalk ^ | February 11, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    It’s always a pleasure returning to the beautiful Lone Star State. This week I’m in Houston speaking with the industrious men and women of America’s oil patch at the North American Prospect Expo. These are the unsung heroes of our nation’s energy renaissance. In the brutal economic environment of the last six years, one sector had good news to report, and it came straight out of America’s oil patch. From 2007 to 2012, employment in the energy industry rose a dramatic 31.6 percent while employment nationwide fell 2.7 percent. U.S. oil production increased from 6.5 million barrels per day in...
  • The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad

    02/11/2015 9:55:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 19 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Johnathan David Carson
    An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn't have let airplanes fly into them. I almost shouted, "Then I guess God wants Palestinians to suffer, or else he wouldn't let Israelis do all those awful things you say they do!" I hear endless lamentations about our not having a strategy to defeat "Islamic extremism" or whatever the...
  • Hunting with Firearms is Safer than Fishing?

    02/11/2015 9:40:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/11/2015 | D Breteau
    What is safer than fishing? A) Hunting with a firearm? B) Exercising in the gym? C) Bicycle riding? Hint: Not B or C See the information graph here.
  • Blacks must govern themselves or somebody else will

    02/10/2015 10:28:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/10/ 15 | Nadra Enzi
    As the recollection of Trayvon Martin hoodie marches dims and “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” chants softly echo, here is some American (my name for Black) History Month advice for Black liberals. Since “White Supremacy” expressed as public safety is their obsession, I submit the following solutions: 1. Avoid Being a Felon. The behavior connected with serious crime amounts to a blinking red light for police officers as it warns them: “Stop me, I’m up to no good.” It’s behavior which includes: loitering in high crime street areas and/or where you were arrested before; wearing the “uniform of the day” thug...
  • Obama’s Budget Contains a Federal Student Loan Bailout

    02/10/2015 10:01:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/15 | Alan Joel
    How did the federal student loan program rack up such massive debt so quickly? Let's take a look at Obama's recent reform efforts and programs to help provide relief to student borrowers. A few days ago, Politico revealed a little gem hidden in the Obama budget: “In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last year, apparently the largest ever recorded for any government credit program.” That’s a nearly $22 billion loss—for one program, for one year. Politico described how that...
  • Snipers on their Job

    02/10/2015 8:18:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/10/2015 | D Breteau
    Three Former Marine Corps Scout Snipers Talk About Their Profession As the movie American Sniper headed for wide release in mid-January, we checked in with three former Marine Corps snipers for their thoughts on the profession, how it changed them, America’s deadliest marksman Chris Kyle, and advice for aspiring snipers. Caylen Wojcik Former 1st Marine Division Scout Sniper School instructor; deployed as a chief sniper during Operation Iraqi Freedom II; over 100 combat missions; severely wounded by enemy rocket fire during Operation Phantom Fury; founded Central Cascade Precision; now with Magpul Dynamics. Jason Mann Twenty years in the USMC,...
  • LUIS GUTIERREZ TO TX GOV: ‘WE ARE COMING’ FOR EXEC AMNESTY

    02/10/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 30 replies
    Bretbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tony Lee
    LUIS GUTIERREZ TO TX GOV: ‘WE ARE COMING’ FOR EXEC AMNESTY Associated Press On the most recent leg of his national executive amnesty tour, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) should start “looking at his own family” before opposing President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Abbott’s wife, who is of Hispanic descent, is the state’s first Latina First Lady. “Let me just suggest to the governor of the state we are coming, we are signing people up for the executive action. Millions of families, and he should turn around looking at his own family and ask...
  • Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam”

    02/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 32 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam” This is tantamount to a call for his murder. “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.” (Qur’an 5:33) “Toronto imam: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘is the enemy of Islam,'” by Jonathan Halevi, Alternative Angle, February 7, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح)...
  • Contrasting Fears: Disarmists v Second Amendment Supporters

    02/10/2015 5:23:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    dis·arm·ist   (ds-ärmst)    alt.  dis·arm·en·ter (ds-ärmn-tr) n. 1. A political operative who works to disarm political opposition through the use of irrational and/or emotional arguments. 2. A person who believes that disarming citizens will reduce crime or unjustified violence, in spite of contrary evidence or facts. 3. A person who wishes to disarm others because they do not trust themselves to bear arms responsibly. Disarmists often claim that armed citizens are afraid, fearmongers, or cowardly.   All of these accusations are projections of the disarmists' own fears.   Most armed Americans are less fearful than those who wish to disarm them, but...
  • Ferguson alternative spring break offers college students chance to take action

    02/09/2015 11:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jon Swaine in New York
    Activist leaders in Missouri hoping to sign up 250 people for week of ‘community service and civic engagement’ as movement moves beyond protests and ‘die-ins’College students are being urged to scrap plans for beer bongs on sunny beaches, in favour of a serious-minded spring break in Ferguson, the Missouri town that was roiled by protests and unrest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Six months after the death of Michael Brown, activist leaders in the St Louis suburb are looking to sign up 250 young people for a grittier week of “community service and civic engagement” including...
  • IRISH SCHOOL GROVELS FOR ‘SUBJECTING’ MUSLIM STUDENT TO CHARLIE HEBDO

    02/09/2015 9:00:04 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 Feb 2015 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A multi-denominational school in Limerick, Ireland profusely apologized for “subjecting” a Muslim pupil to a copy of the recent Charlie Hebdo magazine cover depicting an image of Muhammad apologizing on it. “This picture has caused great insult within the Islam community in Ireland and the world,” said the unnamed mother of the 11-year-old pupil, according to the Irish Times. The pupil’s classmate brought a copy of the French satirical magazine into school, while the class was having a discussion about the French Revolution and free speech. The cover in question was released a week after Muslim terrorists took the lives...
  • Bridging the Gap between a Sniper and Olympic Shooter

    02/09/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/9/2015 | N Irving
    “I didn’t know what to expect going into my weekend with Nick and the rest of the guys. My sport is different from the type of shooting he does and I wasn’t sure how my skills would translate into his world.” “It was funny, because Nick and the others seemed impressed by what I’ve done, but I felt like he was the one that accomplished so much. In my eyes, what he has done has impacted things in the real world and has changed lives.” “There was a mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s craft. I learned a lot...
  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SPENDS $16K ON CAMPAIGN TO WARN STUDENTS TO WATCH WHAT THEY SAY

    02/09/2015 7:01:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/9/15 | Samanthe Audia
    ‘Inclusive Language Campaign’ debuts at University of Michigan Dozens of posters plastered across the University of Michigan caution students not to say things that might hurt others’ feelings, part of a new “Inclusive Language Campaign” at the state’s flagship public university that cost $16,000 to implement. Words declared unacceptable through the campaign include “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “gay,” “tranny,” “gypped,” “illegal alien,” “fag,” “ghetto” and “raghead.” Phrases such as “I want to die” and “that test raped me” are also verboten. University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told The College Fix in an email the campaign aims to “address campus climate by helping...
  • A Tuition-Free College Degree

    02/09/2015 2:18:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    EduCause ^ | November 10, 2014 | Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People
    I would like to share with you a new model of higher education—a model that, once expanded, can enhance the collective intelligence of millions of creative and motivated individuals who otherwise would be left behind. Look at the world. Pick a place and focus on it. You will find people chasing higher education. Let's meet some of them. Meet Patrick. Patrick was born in Liberia to a family with twenty children. During the civil war, he and his family were forced to flee to Nigeria. There, in spite of his situation, he graduated from high school with nearly perfect grades....
  • The elite television anchor: narrator of reality

    02/08/2015 5:09:24 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    by Jon Rappoport February 8, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com “Millions of people have become little news broadcasters and anchors, relaying pictures and text about their parties, picnics, family gatherings, updating their breaking stories, narrating the story lines of their lives. All they need for a complete imitation of the networks is sponsors.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) It's not only the content of news that is embraced, it's the style, the manner of presentation---and in the long run, the presentation is far more corrosive, far more deadly than the content. The imitations of life called anchors are the arbiters of style. How they...
  • CHILDHOOD CRIMINALIZED: SUSPENDED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    02/08/2015 12:26:50 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    A nine-year-old Texas schoolboy was suspended from his elementary school for posession of a “magic ring.” Remember the poptart gun? The Nerf gun? The Lego gun? The pointed finger gun? In another time, these typical childrens’ toys would have gotten as little notice as the old fashioned cap gun but in a world where the list of childhood offenses also includes possession of a novelty pen or a Hello Kitty bubble gun, it comes as little surprise that a Lord of the Rings “magic ring” would land Aiden Steward in suspension from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas. The story...
  • BLOOMBERG SUGGESTS BANNING YOUNG MINORITY MALES FROM GUN OWNERSHIP

    02/08/2015 10:41:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.” Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in Washington According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands”...
  • Valerie Jarret, White House Jihadist

    02/08/2015 8:44:50 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    NTLconsulting.blogspot.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | "Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader"
    In her own words: “I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic Faith. I am also an American citizen and seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself” - Valerie Jarrett Stanford University 1977. http://overpassesforamerica.com/?p=4661 “Farsi-speaking Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to Obama, his right-hand woman was born in Iran. She also has ties with terrorist William Ayers, and her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett is a card-carrying communist party member and associate of...
  • Steyn on Brian Williams

    02/08/2015 8:27:06 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 36 replies
    AmericanThinker.com Blog ^ | February 8, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    He’s the one we’ve been waiting for. The inimitable Mark Steyn has taken on Brian Williams, perhaps the most satirized figure in public life of the last month. Actually, with Williams, Steyn offers both wisdom and potshots, musing on the way memories embellish themselves over the years, but pointing out the egregiousness not only of Williams’ self-promotion, but the failure of the NBC organization to do much beyond ensure that his hair is perfect when he appears on camera.
  • The root of black rage: A reflection on the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement

    02/07/2015 10:54:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian's The Vision Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Nikki Hardison
    Last fall was yet another defining moment in America’s long history of contentious race relations. A movement that began in the small city of Ferguson quickly awakened nationwide protests from Oakland, Calif., to Staten Island, N.Y. News broadcasts’ lust for controversy was met as shocking images of protest flooded the media. In the span of six months, any shred of hope that we had finally reached a utopian “post-racial” America was tossed aside as visuals of Ferguson protests surfaced. As protesters expressed their outrage over the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, they were met with virulent backlash and suppression from...
  • 11 of Canada’s highest-profile jihad terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association

    02/07/2015 6:17:46 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine
    JihadWatch.org ^ | February 6, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    11 of Canada’s highest-profile jihad terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association FEBRUARY 6, 2015 10:20 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER 12 COMMENTS Surprised? Really? Discover The Networks reports that “the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that ‘many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,’ the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami….MSA speakers routinely spew anti-Semitic libels and justify...
  • Teacher Docked Five Days’ Pay For Criticizing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sign On Facebook (Georgia)

    02/06/2015 7:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 5, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A Georgia middle school teacher has been suspended, docked five days of pay and must participate in diversity training because she posted her negative view of a person holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign on her personal Facebook account. The teacher, Kelly Tucker, teaches at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton, Ga., a town of about 17,000 in the southern part of the state. Tucker’s Dec. 6 Facebook post, which went viral (at least locally) read: “Its turned into a race matter. What about the thugs that beat the father in his vehicle because he didn’t slow down? What...
  • Old Ironsides’ Now Ready for Virtual Touring

    02/06/2015 4:54:29 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 7 replies
    DefenseTech.org ^ | February 6, 2015 | Bryant Jordan
    Old Ironsides’ Now Ready for Virtual Touring 'Old Ironsides' hosts Medal of Honor recipientsAmerica’s oldest warship afloat is headed into dry dock next month at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, but Google Maps and the U.S. Navy have made it possible for everyone to digitally visit the USS Constitution. Just as Google made it possible to zip virtually up and down city streets almost anywhere in the world, it can now put you on and below deck of “Old Ironsides,” the still-commissioned Navy warship that made a name for itself in campaigns against the French, North African pirates and...
  • Obama’s Surrender to Iranian Nukes

    02/06/2015 11:45:58 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | February 6, 2015 | Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel
    Last week, 10 Senate Democrats who had persistently expressed concern over President Barack Obama’s concessionary policy to Iran over its nuclear weapons program, announced via a letter to the President that they would desist from seeking to pass new legislation to reimpose sanctions in the event of a failure in nuclear talks. Under reportedly enormous pressure from the White House, the senators said that they would await the March 24 deadline for a negotiated framework for an agreement with Tehran, despite their doubts that any such agreement would be forthcoming. This delay is a serious mistake, because one of the...
  • District Ties Teachers' Salaries to Financial Health

    02/06/2015 8:20:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Port Huron Area Schools negotiated into its teachers’ contract an unusual provision: The compensation of its teachers is tied to the financial health of the district. According to the teachers’ contract, salaries were frozen in 2011. Instead, the district and union agreed to a compensation plan that is based upon maintaining a minimum 8-percent fund balance. If the expenses exceed revenues and the fund balance drops below 8 percent, teachers will take a reduction in pay to get the fund balance back to 8 percent. No teachers’ salary can be reduced below $50,000, however. If the district’s revenue is greater...
  • Obama's 'Free' Community College - Not a very sound idea

    02/06/2015 7:02:04 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/4/2015 | Dr. David Herbert
    President Obama recently announced his goal to provide two years of “free” community college for American workers. This has been met with cheers from community college leaders, high school administrators, and plenty of Americans. Such cheers, however, are not such a clear sign that President Obama would have us believe in the wisdom of providing free community college education. First, let’s not pretend that this is going to result in saving the country money on education — it merely changes who foots the bill. Instead of people attending community colleges paying for their own education, the American taxpayer will be...
  • Dartmouth Black Lives Matter Class Is Quite Possibly The Most Relevant College Course To Date

    02/05/2015 10:13:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bustle ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lulu Chang
    During my three years at Dartmouth, I often complained about the lack of practical education dispensed by various courses and professors. I would still argue that I had a phenomenal academic experience at the college, but be that as it may, it was sometimes painfully clear to me that a liberal arts education was not exactly synonymous with developing an applicable, workforce-ready skill set. But when it comes to the intersection of the theoretical and the real world, I can think of few better subject matters than Black Lives Matter, the namesake of a new course Dartmouth College will offer...
  • The Genocidal Nature of Jew-Hatred at UC Davis

    02/05/2015 6:25:16 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | February 5, 2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    The Genocidal Nature of Jew-Hatred at UC Davis ikIn a morally coherent world, the chilling statement “Hamas & Sharia law have taken over UC Davis” would not have been spoken publicly, and certainly not by an elected student leader at an American public university. But in California, the veritable epicenter of academic anti-Israelism and its attendant stealth jihad, this statement, spoken last week by student leader Azka Fayyaz during a divestment resolution debate at the University of California, Davis, is par for the course, and indicative of how debased the conversation about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has actually become. Thus, while...
  • Union Contract: Teachers Can Be Caught in School Drunk 5 Times, On Drugs 3 Times Before Being Fired

    02/05/2015 6:21:04 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Forget zero tolerance. Bay City Public School teachers for years could be caught repeatedly under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol without being fired. Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances "was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997." Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that...
  • Bill Bennett on Common Core: “More Cow Bell”

    02/04/2015 10:35:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/15 | Rob Cunningham
    No amount of false bravado, professorial sounding outrage or political denials can erase the truth about Common Core Dr. William J. (Bill) Bennett, former Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988, advocates for Common Core in a CNN op-ed published on Dec. 2, 2014, and as recently as Feb. 1, 2015, in a televised debate with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In his CNN op-ed, Dr. Bennett concludes that because America “offers no better alternative”, we should accept Common Core. His argument dovetails closely with establishment Republican and Democrat ideology; one imbedded with flawed logic, compounded falsehoods...
  • Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

    02/03/2015 8:06:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's Answer Sheet Blog ^ | January 29, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Here is a post by a Colorado teacher who vividly explains the difference in the lives of fortunate students and the less fortunate students whom she teaches. Her last post on this blog was a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty, which you can read here. This public school teacher often blogs anonymously under the name Shakespeare’s Sister at Daily Kos. She teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition in the Denver area. Here is Shakespeare’s Sister newest post for this blog: Recently, events in Ferguson and New York have reminded us...
  • In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150

    02/03/2015 1:17:09 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Newly hired University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will make three times as much money if his football players hit their academic goals than if Harbaugh is named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. MLive did a story on Harbaugh’s contract that states the coach will earn $150,000 if the players hit certain academic bench marks. Harbaugh will get $50,000 if he’s picked as the league’s top coach. The academic bonus is 3 percent of Harbaugh’s $5 million annual salary. ForTheRecord says: Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers who are evaluated and given the highest rating of “highly effective”...
  • How The Law of Attraction Fails and Becomes Brain Washing

    02/03/2015 9:54:57 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 3 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    “The focus on positive vs. negative thoughts is juvenile. It’s minor-league foolishness. And it leads people to obsess about their own minds. People aren’t passive magnets that attract and repel. That’s utter nonsense.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) The law of attraction is stated in two ways. First, positive thoughts attract positive results in life, and negative thoughts attract negative results. This is mainly a descriptive overview. It doesn’t apply to people who consciously do something to change their own thoughts. It’s a “philosophic” basis for understanding why people get what they get in life. Therefore, one assumes, if a hundred...