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  • Michael Gove's war on architecture: curves fail the test

    12/17/2012 8:58:55 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 2Oct12 | Steve Rose
    A clampdown on so-called architectural extravagance means British schools will no longer feature anything other than straight lines. Why is the joy of curves lost on our education secretary? That's Frank Gehry out of the running then. And don't expect to see any new schools paying homage to Antoni Gaudi, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier or even Christopher Wren. And Zaha Hadid might have won the Stirling prize for a school last year (Brixton's Evelyn Grace Academy) but she can forget about building another one here any time soon, no thank you, Dame. You might want to check your child's pockets...
  • Texas school (and others) have armed teachers, administrators, reject "gun free" attitudes

    12/17/2012 8:57:38 AM PST · by rstrahan · 44 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 12/14/2012 | Bill Miller
    David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready. Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns. Thweatt said the "guardian plan," which drew international attention when it was implemented in 2008, definitely enhances student safety. "Is that 100 percent? No," Thweatt said Friday in a telephone interview. "Nothing is 100 percent. But what we do know is that we've done all we can to protect our children."
  • Dogs to help mend hearts in Newtown

    12/17/2012 8:38:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Naomi Nix
    <p>A team of golden retrievers made an 800-mile journey from the Chicago area to Newtown, Conn., over the weekend to comfort those affected by the recent school massacre.</p> <p>Lutheran Church Charities deployed about 10 of the canines Saturday evening for residents who want to pet them while they talk or pray with the dog's handler, said Tim Hetzner, president of the Addison-based organization.</p>
  • Fight for Your (Beck) Rights

    12/17/2012 8:30:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The former union member who won landmark worker protections from organized labor nearly 25 years ago said the Obama administration’s attempt to subvert those safeguards is responsible for the rise of right-to-work battles.
  • Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans

    12/17/2012 8:29:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans By Patrick Burke December 17, 2012 ( – Liberal activist-filmmaker Michael Moore says school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. will continue – because “it’s who we are” as Americans. “I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America w/ genocide, then built it w/ slaves. The shootings will continue- it's who we are,” Moore tweeted on Sunday. Moore sent out several tweets regarding the school shooting between Friday and Sunday, at one point claiming the shooter “seemed to single out...
  • Never Let a Horror Go To Waste

    12/17/2012 8:28:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Obama’s former consigliere Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of the strictly gun-controlled gun murder capital of the world, Chicago. So naturally the statist anti-gun utopians see opportunity in Friday’s Newtown school massacre to push the total gun ban they’ve been lusting after for so long. Rather than pause long enough to grieve with the rest of us over the horrific murders of twenty children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school; rather than wait for the media frenzy to subside so all the facts could...
  • The Second Amendment Is Not Negotiable

    12/17/2012 8:24:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 73 replies ^ | December 17, 2012 | Ron Resnick
    Cries for more “gun control” have flooded opinion and editorial pages in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. The opinion that Americans do not have a right to own firearms, and the assertion that the Constitution does not protect the right of individuals to own firearms, is absolutely false — and also incorrect in the context of law. In 2008, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use within the...
  • Schools on Lockdown this morning (vanity)

    12/17/2012 8:22:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Hearing online (not verified) a school in San Antonio received a phone threat and went on lockdown. A school in Baton Rouge had a vehicle nearby filled with ammunition and went on lockdown. Any others? Good week to start home schooling!
  • U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State

    12/17/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by Josephat · 7 replies
    American Thinker | 12/17/12 | Pamela Geller
    U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State By Pamela Geller From the former Soviet Republic of Georgia comes news of an extraordinary betrayal by the Obama Administration. As Obama continues to abandon freedom in his support of Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia revolutions and regimes in Egypt and elsewhere, he has taken behind-the-scenes steps to further the international isolation of Israel, the only democracy in that Middle East. Just before the November 29 United Nations vote granting non-member state observer status, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia, Richard Norland, an Obama appointee, met with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili....
  • Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’

    12/17/2012 8:20:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’ By Fred Lucas December 17, 2012 ( – Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said President Barack Obama looked weak for allowing United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to step aside from being nominated for Secretary of State. “He should have said she’s my nominee, let’s take it to a vote. Because what has happened today plays into the perception, the perception that’s been growing among the Republicans that in street language, President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch,” Rather said during...
  • Manchin on gun control: 'We need action'

    12/17/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia and "proud gun owner," said Monday he believes last week's Connecticut elementary school shooting should be the tipping point in the debate over limiting gun rights. "I just came with my family from deer hunting. I've never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don't get more than one shot anyway at a deer," Manchin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's common sense. It's time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way."...
  • MSM Reports Hillary's 'Concussion' Excuse Without Slightest Hint of Skepticism

    12/17/2012 8:08:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 17, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The dog ate my homework. Or, in the case of Hillary Clinton, a "concussion" which she didn't even have checked out at a hospital is keeping her from testifying about the Benghazi fiasco on Capitol Hill. Yes, we are expected to believe that a Secretary of State can suffer a concussion and not have it checked out at a hospital. Remember Natasha Richardson? That actress suffered what seemed to be a minor head injury while taking ski lessons and refused medical attention and passed away a couple of days later as a result. Various mainstream sources conveniently bought into Hillary's...
  • Common Core: Phasing Western Culture Out of (Public) Education

    12/17/2012 8:06:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    This week, left-wing outlets, like NPR’s quiz show, Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and the Huffington Post, as well as the British Telegraph, expressed surprise and concern that the new national Common Core standards will destroy the love of literature. The leftist outlets focused on favorites like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, but couldn’t seem to connect this unconstitutional federalization of education with their favorite presidential candidate. They should also be concerned about what the recently released test questions reveal about what the feds want: happy workers for the State. The test questions,...
  • Jewish politicians lead chorus calling for tighter gun laws

    12/17/2012 8:03:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Ilan Ben Zion
    <p>Politicians from across the US have called for a reassessment of gun laws in the wake of Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with prominent Jewish representatives leading the charge. Two senators, including Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, called Sunday for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while Senator Dianne Feinstein of California (D) vowed to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.</p>
  • AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie)

    12/17/2012 7:50:58 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Trailer is here: Full Movie here (free for a limited time):
  • Hagel The Horrible

    12/17/2012 7:46:51 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 16DEC12 | Marc J. Fink
    Hamas-Supporting, Islamist Group CAIR Praises and Endorses Obama Defense Candidate It's not in America's national security interest to have a Defense Secretary who regularly receives praise from an organization named an unindicted co-conspirator to fund the terrorist group Hamas in America's largest terrorism financing case; an organization officially banned from cooperation with the FBI and cited as an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood in America
  • Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Sandy Hook Funeral Protest

    12/17/2012 7:40:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies ^ | 12/16/12
  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • Abortion Versus Gun Control

    12/17/2012 7:39:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Original Content | 12/17/2012 | By Lazamataz
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>