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  • Texas education board to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller in curriculum

    11/14/2018 3:48:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/18 | Louis Casiano
    **SNIP** The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton, with board members Geraldine "Tincy" Miller and Pat Hardy dissenting and one abstention. "I just do not respect the woman," Hardy said. "As far as I'm concerned, she's done a lot of detrimental things to our country." Miller agreed, saying “The Benghazi thing did it for me.” Republican board member Marty Rowley said he disagrees with Clinton's politics but noted she was an important figure. "I have to give credit where credit is due,” he said. “She is a significant political leader."
  • Michelle Obama on whether she thought her husband could win; bruising campaign to the White House

    11/11/2018 10:57:03 AM PST · by ETL · 45 replies
    ABC News, via Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2018 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    Michelle Obama shared with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts some key advice she'd give her pre-White House self, if she had the chance, as the two sat down to discuss her memoir, "Becoming." "You know the hard parts were the things that I expected," Michelle Obama told Roberts in the exclusive interview. "That it was gonna be hard, you know? Being the first black anything is gonna be hard." "So much of this country lives in isolation and we just don't know each other. ... There were people who didn't know what a black woman was and sounded like....
  • Cate Blanchett to Play Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in FX Limited Series (tr)

    10/30/2018 11:37:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 30. 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Talk about a crowning achievement: FX has lured Cate Blanchett to the small screen. The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to star in FX’s ’70s-set limited series Mrs. America, TVLine has learned. The gig will mark Blanchett’s first major role in a U.S. television series. Created and written by former Mad Men scribe Dahvi Waller, Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (played by Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and...
  • These Are The Forgotten Sex Workers Of The First World War Who Played An Important Role [tr]

    10/29/2018 5:49:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | October 27, 2018 | Hannah Al-Othman
    They worked in brothels frequented by troops serving on the front line in northern France, but their role has been virtually erased from the history books. Thanks to a new Roundhouse art project, Cause and Effect, to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict, the wartime sex workers have been immortalised in a film with poet Hollie McNish. McNish worked with historian Clare Makepeace from Birkbeck, University of London, to create War’s Whores, which details the “significant minority” of men paying for sex on the front line.
  • Matthew Shepard’s parents prepare to lay their son to rest at Washington National Cathedral [tr]

    10/25/2018 4:27:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    It wasn’t until Judy and Dennis Shepard were sitting on the plane, leaving their home state of Wyoming for the nation’s capital, carrying their son’s ashes, that the feeling sank in. “Matt’s moving away now,” Judy Shepard, 66, recalled thinking as the flight took off earlier this week. Twenty years after their son, Matthew Shepard, was brutally pistol-whipped and left to die on a buck-rail fence in a cold Wyoming prairie, making him a lasting symbol of the gay rights movement, his parents were on their way to lay his remains to rest — in a crypt in Washington National...
  • Sci fi fans rave about Sunday night's Rosa Parks episode - the first episode of the [tr]

    10/22/2018 6:32:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2018 | Keiligh Baker
    Doctor Who delighted fans last night after the episode tackled the topic of racism in America as the Time Lord came face to face with civil rights hero Rosa Parks. The episode began with the Doctor and her team landing in Montgomery, Alabama, where they experienced first-hand the brutal discrimination faced by the African American community during the 1950s. It was written by author and former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, who has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts and Crosses series and Pig-Heart Boy - which was adapted by the BBC in 1999. It...
  • After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, One Word Ignited A Massive Debate About Feminism

    10/12/2018 10:05:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ja’han Jones
    Jasmin Kaur wrote her poem “her voice” in December 2016. At a time predating the official start of the Trump presidency, her words were meant as a guiding principle for Sikh women like her, who struggle against racism and the feeling of invisibility that accompanies it. In her poem, she writes: Scream, So that one day a hundred years from now Another sister will not have to dry her tears Wondering where in history she lost her voice But in an ironic turn, last week Kaur saw her poem go viral in the days following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to...
  • Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

    10/11/2018 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2018 | BBC News
    Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a symbol on anti-gay violence in the US. After being robbed by two men, he was repeatedly beaten and tied to a fence in near freezing conditions. A cyclist found him after 18 hours. Six days later he died. His parents cremated the body and kept the ashes, worried that a final resting place would be vandalised. But now he will finally be laid to rest. The remains will be interred inside the crypt of Washington National Cathedral on 26 October,...
  • ‘Slave owner’: James Monroe statue at William & Mary vandalized

    10/09/2018 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    WYDaily ^ | 10/8/18
    William & Mary Police are investigating after a statue of James Monroe was graffitied with the words “slave owner” late last month. A crime log the school sent out Monday says a “non-student” was detained for writing on a statue at 1:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 outside Tucker Hall. University spokeswoman Erin Zagursky said William & Mary Police have identified and spoken to a suspect, but no charges had been sought as of Monday afternoon.
  • COLUMBUS DAY 2018: ARE THE STOCK MARKET, BANKS, POST OFFICE OPEN, CLOSED?

    10/08/2018 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/08/18 | NINA GODLEWSKI
    **SNIP** The post office will be closed so there will be no mail delivery Monday for the holiday. Those looking to send mail also won’t be able to, so anyone looking to mail something should be sure to get to the post office Saturday before it closes, their next chance will be Tuesday. The Department of Motor Vehicles offices in most states will be closed for the holiday as well. Some offices even closed early on the Friday ahead of Columbus Day. Schools aren’t required to close for the holiday, so those wondering whether they should head to the bus...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes after quoting, praising Winston Churchill

    10/07/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics," Kelly wrote on Twitter in the evening.
  • LIVE THREAD:Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify 9:45 am

    09/27/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 7,136 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9/27/2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford about her allegations that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were teenagers.
  • Apple Isn’t Deleting Your iTunes Movies

    09/18/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    MacObserver ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Gamet
    The internet is flipping out with stories like, “Apple can delete your movies any time it wants.” No, Apple isn’t deleting movies people bought through iTunes, but one man’s heading with mysteriously missing movies underscores how messed up international movie licensing is.Streaming movies from iTunes Here’s the back story: Anders G da Silva shared his experience on Twitter. Some movies he bought through iTunes disappeared from his streaming library. The response from Apple was that the “content provider removed these movies from the Canadian Store. Hence, these movies these movies are not available in the Canada iTunes Store at this...
  • TRUTH IS OUT Bert and Ernie Sesame are gay(trunc)

    09/18/2018 8:08:38 AM PDT · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 18th September 2018 | Jay Akbar and Ben Graham
    THE true nature of Bert and Ernie's very special friendship has been a hotly-debated mystery ever since the iconic children's show first aired in 1969. Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on 123 Sesame Street - but slept in different beds - were gay lovers.
  • Gulags were 'compassionate', 'educational' institutions, say trans rights campaigners

    09/13/2018 1:44:51 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2018 | Patrick Sawer and Mason Boycott-Owen
    Students at a leading London university have been condemned as blind to reality after defending the system of Soviet Gulag labour camps where thousands perished as “compassionate” places of rehabilitation. Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups. In fact most historians agree they were a brutal network of labour camps used by Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship to incarcerate internal opponents and so-called "enemies of the state", resulting in the death of more than an estimated 1.05 million people....
  • 'First Man' flag kerfuffle is rocket fuel for our divided times

    09/03/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/18 | Christian Toto
    When news broke that the upcoming Hollywood film about the moon landing leaves out the planting of an American flag in lunar soil (though it apparently shows the flag later), both sides of the ideological aisle instantly weighed in, each with compelling arguments. The film in question has only been seen by a select few, meaning the truth won’t be clear until its Oct. 12 release. That didn’t stop Social Media Nation. (Does it ever?) The problem began when Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle’s film, shared why we don’t see the astronaut planting an...
  • Animal Crackers Uncaged In New Box Design

    08/21/2018 4:12:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug. 21, 2018 | staff reporter
    BOSTON (CBS) – Animal crackers are being released from their cages after 116 years. You may not recognize the packaging of Nabisco’s classic treat Barnum’s Animals crackers the next time you’re in the grocery store. The exotic animals – a zebra, elephant, lion, giraffe and gorilla – pictured on the box are no longer behind bars, but featured roaming around grass and trees. The package redesign comes after pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The group called for a change saying the outdated boxes showed the exploitation and cruelty animals are subjected to in the circus....
  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

    08/11/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    npr.org ^ | 8/9/2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    ....concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his...