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  • Prof corrects minority students’ capitalization, is accused of racism - “micro-aggression”

    11/27/2013 2:33:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2013
    Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments. The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class. “A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our...
  • Professor says kids no longer need to learn spelling and grammar because of smartphones

    08/04/2013 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies
    Professor says kids no longer need to learn spelling and grammar because of smartphones The Daily Caller 4 hours ago Education Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion,...
  • 'He's got to learn how to run a family before he can run a city': Camille Grammer's Real Housewives

    08/03/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 3, 2011 | Mike Larkin
    He is famous for playing intellectual psychologist Frasier Crane, whose pompous self-regard was constantly causing him problems. So it would seem that Cheers star Kelsey Grammer already has most of the qualifications required to go into politics. However his former wife Camille's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars have mocked the star, claiming his checkered personal life gives him no chance of success.
  • Kelsey Grammer wants to run for office

    08/01/2011 2:26:52 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/01/2011 | Karin Tanabe
    Heads up Alec Baldwin, there’s another actor with his eye on a political career. The New York Post reported Sunday that Kelsey Grammer intends to run for office in the future, perhaps in New York where he now resides. A rare conservative in Hollywood, Grammer told the paper that being an actor and a politician both require a "narcissistic personality” and “a resilient ego.” Money doesn’t hurt either. The Post pointed out that the actor, who will play a fictional Chicago mayor on a drama called “Boss” this fall, is worth almost $100 million. What might hurt? Four marriages and...
  • Rightnetwork is showing Milton Freeman's "Free to Choose"

    09/12/2010 6:57:39 AM PDT · by netmilsmom · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Network ^ | Milton Freeman
    Kelsey Grammer is choosing some fantastic shows for his new network. It's not up on many cable providers, but if you sign up for their emails, it will show the companies that it is popular. Go to the main page and sign up. I like it streaming, I don't have cable.
  • Right Online: http://www.rightnetwork.com

    09/08/2010 10:09:25 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 21 replies
    NA | NA | Self
    New conservative network backed by Kelsey Grammer. http://www.rightnetwork.com
  • Anyone know if DirecTV is picking up RightNetwork when it debuts this Summer?

    04/19/2010 9:31:18 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 30 replies · 857+ views
    A show I'm too embarrased to admit watching | 4 /20/2010 | DGHoodini
    During a commercial break of a show I was watching tonight, I flipped to a channel, (to a show I refuse to name) and heard of 'RightNetwork', a new right leaning channel that will make it's debut this summer(?), a leading proponent of the channel is Kelsey Grammar. For now, I gather, that it is going to start as an On Demand network, (Not really sure what that means). But from the promo I saw, it looks like a network for me. Anyone in the know?
  • Kelsey: "Don't Release" My Sister's Murderer (Kelsey Grammer)

    07/27/2009 1:18:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 1,940+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | July 27, 2009 | Staff
    Kelsey Grammer wasn't able to attend a parole hearing today for the man who raped and murdered his sister back in 1975 -- so he sent this powerful letter which was read aloud. Grammer -- who missed the hearing in Colorado Springs this morning due to rain delays at JFK airport -- pleads with the court not to release the man who "abducted ... raped ... savaged ... butchered" his little sister Karen. Grammer described his sister as "smart and good and decent," and said "I can never escape the horror of what happened" to her ... "Please do not...
  • Kelsey Grammer to Attend Parole Hearing For Sister's Murderer

    07/26/2009 6:26:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,048+ views
    Gray Television ^ | Jul 25, 2009 | Stephanie Ross
    34-years-ago, Karen Grammer was brutally killed after a botched robbery in Colorado Springs. Her convicted killer, Freddie Glenn, is now up for parole. Karen's brother, actor Kelsey Grammer has said he will be at that parole hearing at the Limon Correctional Facility Monday. Former Assistant District Attorney Chuck Heim..."She was sitting outside ...waiting for her boyfriend to get out of work and these clowns picked her up," It was July 1st, 1975. 18-year-old Grammer was sitting in a car outside of a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs, when three men, including Freddie Glenn, tried to rob the restaurant. When that...
  • Kelsey Grammer: Don't Penalize the Good Guys to Help Evil-Doers (video)

    02/19/2009 12:59:12 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 5 replies · 766+ views
    NMA-TV ^ | 18 Feb 09 | NMATV
    Every now and again someone in Hollywood gets it right. Grammer's had his issues, but I can forgive anyone for having to stay messed-up to get along in Hollywood. They're totally OK with drug problems, but come out in favor of tax cuts and you'll be crucified. I have to have some respect for Hollywood types that have the chutzpah to think their own thoughts... especially when so many of them refuse to think at all.
  • An American Triumph

    10/03/2008 8:43:34 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 12 replies · 734+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/3/08 | Ben Johnson
    In a just world, the words “From the makers of Airplane!” should be enough to guarantee a blockbuster. Whether An American Carol – which opens nationwide this weekend – will do as well financially as it deserves remains to be seen, but it is a success, not only as a comedy, but on a more fundamental level. An American Carol is an existential triumph: it is the first Hollywood film to receive nationwide distribution while combining hilarity, star power, high production values, and a pronounced conservative message. This film is thoughtcrime. By rights, it should not exist, and a decade...
  • Get Latest Headlines New conservative movie 'American Carol' tries to show Hollywood who's right

    09/19/2008 12:16:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 483+ views
    http://popwatch.ew.com/ ^ | Sep 17, 2008 | http://popwatch.ew.com/
    They meet discreetly once a month at a res­taurant in the Valley. At first, there weren't many--Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper--but now...there still aren't many. Nevertheless, they're a resolute bunch: proud, loud, and a little lonely. They are Hollywood's conservatives. "You sort of feel like you have to hide it," says director David Zucker. "When you meet, you give each other a secret look--'Are you a Republican too?' It's the new gay." On Oct. 3, Zucker and his lunchmates will out themselves when An American Carol, Hollywood's first unabashedly right-wing comedy, opens in 2,000 theaters. Think Dickens' holiday classic,...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left

    08/12/2008 4:53:26 PM PDT · by rhema · 31 replies · 210+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen. "Rolling," he shouts. Others throughout the cavernous...
  • Politico: “An American Carol”

    08/03/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies · 405+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | July 23, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Other than “sometime by the end of the year,” there’s no release date yet, but Politico’s Jeffrey Ressner has an excellent spread on the film and its creator, 9/11 convert and fellow Wisconsonian, David Zucker: Zucker, who comes from a family of JFK Democrats, calls himself a “Sept. 11 Republican” who left his former party over national security issues. Since his own political turnaround, he has directed two enormously successful “Scary Movie” sequels and an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy flop, in addition to a batch of unaired Republican National Committee ads and viral videos skewering Sen. John F. Kerry, former...
  • Kelsey Grammer suffers ‘mild’ heart attack

    06/02/2008 2:19:18 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 13 replies · 238+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/2/08 | AP
    A spokesman for Kelsey Grammer says the “Frasier” star is recovering in a Hawaii hospital after a mild heart attack this weekend. Stan Rosenfield says Grammer is “resting comfortably” in an undisclosed hospital after being stricken Saturday. Rosenfield says the 53-year-old actor will be released early this week. Rosenfield says Grammer — the star of “Cheers,” “Frasier” and the recently canceled Fox sitcom “Back to You” — was paddle-boarding with his wife, Camille, when he experienced symptoms. The couple lives in Kona, on Hawaii’s big island. Rosenfield says Grammer was immediately taken to an area hospital where it was determined...
  • Killer Of Kelsey Grammer's Sister Waives Parole Hearing

    12/03/2007 6:28:16 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 157+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2007
    A man convicted in a string of murders, including the rape and slaying of actor Kelsey Grammer's sister in 1975, has waived his parole hearing. Freddie Lee Glenn, 50, ...is serving life sentences for three murders in 1975. One victim was Karen Grammer, 18, who was raped and stabbed by men trying to rob a restaurant where she worked. She was waiting outside for her boyfriend to finish work when Glenn and another man grabbed her because they thought she could identify them. In 1976, he was sentenced to die in the gas chamber, but his death sentence was later...
  • Frasier to tell of suffering when he faces sister's killer in court

    08/24/2007 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 38 replies · 2,048+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2007
    Kelsey Grammer is to confront the man who raped and murdered his sister in an attempt to prevent the killer's release from prison. The star of TV's Frasier will come face to face with Freddie Glenn at a parole hearing in January. Grammer will tell the parole board of the anguish he has suffered since his sister Karen was killed in 1975. The 18-year-old student was abducted, raped and her throat was slashed. Grammer, 20 at the time, had to identify the body.
  • Who is Lee, and Why are We Telling Him So Many Important Things? [a vanity grammar lesson]

    05/06/2007 10:26:01 PM PDT · by Silly · 15 replies · 367+ views
    My head | Today, silly | Silly
    Friends of Lee, When people speak of important issues, and those that are even more important, why do they keep addressing their comments to their friend Lee? I mean, actually, Ly, whose name is pronounced Lee, but is spelled Ly, and follows directly on the word "Important." As in, "importantly." IS DRIVING ME CRAZE! HELP!! The mistake is common with radio and television broadcasters, so I can understand why many people don't know it's incorrect. Here's an example in the form of a headline: WRONG Why the Electric Vehicle Died, and More Importantly, Can It Be Revived? CORRECTED Why the...
  • Our Abounding English Language

    04/17/2005 6:27:01 AM PDT · by jimtorr · 38 replies · 1,530+ views
    Our Abounding English Language By Richard Lederer English boasts by far the largest vocabulary of all languages, almost four times the number of words as its nearest competitor, German. As a result, English possesses a plethora of synonyms that allow greater nuances of meaning than are available in other tongues. The multitudinous choice of words in English offers both a delightful and daunting challenge to native and non-native speakers. In Sophie's Choice, the heroine, Polish-born Sophie, expresses mock horror at the infinite variety of English words: "Such a language! . . . Too many words. I mean just the word...
  • Kelsey Grammar Announces He'd Like To Run For Office.

    03/16/2005 1:25:24 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 152 replies · 4,261+ views
    Kelsey Grammar just said on TV that he would like to run for office at some point. He said that his Dad was in the military. Grammar said that he was too old to go to Iraq, and too young to go to Vietnam. And that he would like to spend the waning years of his life serving his country. Grammar said that its been his dream since he was 6 years old to run for office. Ellen seemed to agree with him and urge him to run for office. She must not know his political affiliation. Ellen is a...
  • Common grammar and usage errors

    12/22/2004 9:32:13 AM PST · by georgiadevildog · 210 replies · 2,840+ views
    12/22/04 | Self
    I am starting a grammar thread at the behest of Xenalyte and TheMom. Post your most irritating pet peeves of grammar or usage here.
  • College Textbook filled with Left-Wing Bias.

    01/09/2003 8:46:17 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 34 replies · 1,004+ views
    Thursday January 9th 2002. | Conservativeman55
    I recently finished reading a book for my college class. The book is entitled "Working with Words" and it is by Brian Brooks, James L. Pinson, and Jean Gaddy Wilson. The book is supposed to teach you the writer how to write using AP style. I was fine with the book until the 13th chapter. The subject drifts completely away from grammer, and the authors go into a unrelated diatribe on racism. Naturally being a conservative I was very upset by this, and will use this the next time I hear some liberal say that America's colleges aren't left leaning....