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  • Parents upset their child played racist character in school play

    03/15/2018 11:29:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2018 | Wendy Halloran,
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - The Douglas County school district is investigating a complaint that a 7-year-old girl played a racist character in a school play. In a video of the play, Anastasia Bertram can be seen holding up a sign saying, "Please go home" on one side and "Cursed is the man who integrates" on the other side. Anastasia's parents said she was asked by her teacher, Jamila James, to fill the role of a white girl opposed to school desegregation during a March 2 play at Burnett Elementary School. Her teacher told the parents Anastasia volunteered after another student...
  • The Fragile Generation

    02/02/2018 10:36:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog ^ | 02/02/2018 | Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt
    The Fragile Generation Guest Post by Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan HaidtBad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some already-fallen branches. Nonetheless, the onlooker called the cops.Officers interrogated the boy, who said he was trying to build a fort for himself and his friends. A local news site reports the police then “took the tools for safekeeping to be returned to the boy’s parents.”Elsewhere in America, preschoolers at the...
  • High School play cancelled after activists object to colorblind casting, demand race be considered

    01/31/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    Ithaca High Schools spring musical was The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A story whose message is one of inclusiveness and acceptance should be welcomed and encouraged. A white actress was cast for the role of Esmerelda, prompting a student black actress to quite the play, saying, It shows you that theater wasnt made for you. And it shows you that, if you cant get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get? The resignation prompted Students United Ithaca to make a list of demands for the school, one of which was, STOP the racist...
  • 23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

    08/09/2017 4:50:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 166 replies
    The art of manliness ^ | June 28, 2017 | Brett and Kate McKay
    Even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place. Or, more accurately, we inhabit the world today in a way that’s much more risk averse; for a variety of very interesting and nuanced reasons, our tolerance for risk, especially concerning our children’s safety, has steadily declined.So we remove jungle gyms from playgrounds, ban football at recess, prohibit knives (even the butter variety) at school, and would rather have our kids playing with an iPad than rummaging through the garage or roaming around the neighborhood.Unfortunately,...
  • Friends: Pit Bull and Parrot Play (YouTube 3:21)

    07/19/2017 11:45:37 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies ^ | 7/18/2017 | ViralHog
    Published on Jul 18, 2017 Occurred on October 6, 2015 / Pedrinpolis, Brazil "One day we decided to record the animals because we like to see the friendship of the pitbull and the parrot. The dog's name is Perigo and the parrot is Cassio."
  • Cue the Protests: Philly Theater Company to Stage Musical Comedy About Abortion

    07/08/2017 7:49:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies ^ | 7/05/17 | By Victor Fiorillo
    Normally, when we get a press release from a local theater company about its latest work, the press release includes, you know, the name of the play. But Philly theater company Lightning Rod Special bucked that trend this week went they sent us a notice announcing its musical comedy about abortion, which debuts in August at the Painted Bride. We were going with Fetus Chorus, explains co-creator Alice Yorke, pictured below. But there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. The best comment we got was, I understand you want to provoke your audience, but do you want to...
  • CNN Condemns Trump Wrestling Tweet But Parent Company Sponsored Trump Assassination Play

    07/03/2017 6:35:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    GP ^ | 07/03/17 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal hacks at CNN were outraged Sunday after President Trump tweeted out a video of himself body-slamming and beating CNN outside a wrestling ring. CNN officials believe mock elbow jabs on reporters is out of bounds. CNN Condemns Trump Wrestling Tweet But Parent Company Sponsored Trump Assassination Play Jim Hoft Jul 3rd, 2017 7:42 am 12 Comments Liberal hacks at CNN were outraged Sunday after President Trump tweeted out a video of himself body-slamming and beating CNN outside a wrestling ring. CNN officials believe mock elbow jabs on reporters is out of bounds. CNN released a statement condemning the...
  • Jack Posobiec Wreaks Havoc at NYC Trump Assasination Play

    06/16/2017 9:20:31 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 66 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/16/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer turned up in New York Citys Central Park tonight and caused chaos during the production of Julius Ceaser. Laura Loomer ran up on stage screaming, This is political violence against the right and its unacceptable! The production company halted the play as the crowd shouted down Loomer telling her to get off the stage. Security personnel ascended on the stage to escort her off. Posobiec, who filmed the altercation, then started shouting at the audience calling them Nazis and Goebbels.
  • A Lost Work By Edith Wharton Rediscovered

    05/30/2017 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Tax-chick · 22 replies
    Acculturated ^ | May 30, 2017 | Editor
    In February of 1901, Walter Berry, a lawyer and member of lite society in New York, expressed a regret in a letter written to his close friend Edith Wharton. How I do wish I could run on to see the first rehearsal of the Shadow, he wrote. At the time, Wharton, who was thirty-nine years old, was not yet a novelist, having only published shorter fiction and poetry, as well as co-authoring, with Ogden Codman, The Decoration of Houses, an 1897 book about interior design. But she was a budding playwright, and, as two scholars have just deduced in an...
  • This Is How Much It 'Costs' To Get An Ambassadorship: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Donor List

    09/14/2016 6:03:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/14/16 | Tyler Durden
    After addressing a cybersecuirty conference in London, notorious hacker 'Guccifer' shared over 500Mb of documents detailing 100,000 DNC donors contact info and donations. A large number of the largest donors received senior diplomatic or political positions following thge donations, ranging from UK Ambassador to Assistant Attorney General. The DNC released a statement pre-emptively claiming that this was the work of Russia (and reigniting Trump's links to Putin). Probably just coincidence...  Source: imgur Here is the first cut of the alleged major donors on the leaked documents and the positions they received (via #1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK...
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone appwhich is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.

    07/11/2016 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies ^ | 8:38 AM - 9 July 2016 | Carter G. Hoodson @hoodsonco
    Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: So Many Communities Are Becoming Play Deserts

    05/19/2016 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 147 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/16 | Melanie Hunter
    ( At a summit by the Aspen Institutes Project Play, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that some U.S. communities are play deserts, because they dont have sufficient opportunities for kids to participate in sports and other outdoor activities, compared to wealthy communities. So many communities are becoming play deserts, but in wealthy communities, there is a wealth of resources. You can be in field hockey, or you can learn how to swim. There are aquatic centers and -- Ive seen the difference. The disparities are amazing to me, she said. As previously reported, the Obama administration coined...
  • You Paid $60K For a Play About a Gay President Fighting Zombies

    10/10/2015 6:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You might have to work a little harder to pay for it, but it's progress. Of some horrible sort. The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for Zombie: The American in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending. The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of...
  • On the Lost Justice of the Sabbath Rest

    03/27/2015 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Lost Justice of the “Sabbath Rest” By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome of us who are older remember that Sundays were once quiet in downtown; in shopping areas, parking lots were empty. Most businesses were closed and few people had to work on Sundays. Surely there were exceptions, such as medical personnel, emergency workers, and those who ran essential services like power plants. But for most, Sunday was a day off. And although the biblical Sabbath was Saturday, in a largely Christian nation Sunday was the “Sabbath” day of rest.In those days, Church was in the morning and then it was...
  • The Book is Islam

    03/30/2015 6:25:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    today | me
    There is a play called The Book of Mormon. Here are the reviews..The New York Times calls it the best musical of this century. The Washington Post says, It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals. And Entertainment Weekly says, Grade A: the funniest musical of all time. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry. Its THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language.These Mormons are so lovable, you feel half-inclined to take a...
  • What passes for theater and theater reviews amongst New Yorks self-styled finest

    09/14/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 9-14-2014 | Bookworm
    America’s upper classes are now and have always been insecure. Lacking a hereditary nobility, social strivers have had to work hard to distinguish themselves from the masses when the only distinguishing feature, really, is cash. In the 19th Century, worried rich people formed "the Four Hundred" to distinguish the social "in-crowd" from the hoi polloi. America's nervous upper class, distinguished now, as it was then, by money, not heredity, is still trying desperately to distinguish itself from those gun and God lovin' American masses upon whom Obama heaped such scorn.Our social "betters" go to Ivy League schools where earnest (and...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/23/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies ^ | 20 AUG 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communitieswe have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become college and career ready. Really.

    04/28/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become college and career ready. Really. By Valerie Strauss April 26 at 11:59 am An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be college and career ready. Really. Thats what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the schools calendar....
  • Have you ever seen kinetic sand? [video only]

    09/27/2013 6:32:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 9-26-2013 | Waba Fun
    A new type of play sand for inside.