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  • White Power Donald Trump Rap Song Has Nation Outraged At New Racist Administration!

    02/24/2017 3:25:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    White Power Donald Trump Rap Song Has Nation Outraged At New Racist Administration! **warning language**
  • Re-signing of the U.S Constitution.

    02/24/2017 12:14:06 PM PST · by Fhios · 17 replies
    2/24/2017 | Total Vanity
    This may embarrass some Democrats and certainly put the finger on them a while. The GOP takes the original Constitution and has it transcribed as a piece of art, complete with the amendment lists and bill of rights and on the same type of paper the original was written on. Arrange a ceremony in Washington DC at the House, and invite all the Senators and Congressmen from each state to come and sign it as a re-affirmation and commitment to follow the Constitution and the Laws of the United States during a joint session of Congress. The progressives heads will...
  • Scofflaw School Districts Ignore Merit Pay Law, Face No Sanctions

    02/24/2017 10:07:00 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Throughout the state of Michigan, public school districts are ignoring a 2010 law that mandates they provide merit pay to teachers. Although many districts admit they have no such policy, there appear to be no legal consequences for violating the law. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools became the latest district to admit it doesn’t offer its teachers merit pay despite a law that requires it. The law, signed by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, says districts must include job accomplishments as “a significant factor” in teacher compensation. Plymouth-Canton joins school districts in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Waterford and Walled Lake, among others, which do not...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • (Vanity) A Modest Proposal -- A "Real Life" of Julia

    02/24/2017 4:17:11 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    Inspired by Obama's "The Life of Julia" ^ | Feb 25 2017 | grey_whiskers
    I'm sure that most of us to the right of center grew awfully tired of the propaganda put out by the Obama campaign. One of the worst was the execrable "The Life of Julia" YouTube piece contrasting the idyllic life under glorious Soviet multiracial healer Obama, as opposed to that known purveyor of"binders full of women" Romney. I give a synopsis, followed by corrections, with the benefits of hindsight: Slide 1: Julia goes to Head Start to help prepare for kindergarten under Obama. Under Romney/Ryan the budget would be cut. Correction: Ryan as replacement GOP chair for Weepy Boehner, gave...
  • NFL QB Jameis Winston Says Women Need To Be Silent & Gets Outrage From The Public!

    02/23/2017 10:28:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    NFL QB Jameis Winston Says Women Need To Be Silent & Gets Outrage From The Public!
  • Teacher Melts Down, Disrupts, Curses, Quits, Walks — And Files To Get Job Back

    02/23/2017 1:43:05 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Derek Draplin
    An Ionia Public Schools teacher declared she was quitting after having an emotional meltdown in front of her second-grade students. She then abruptly walked out of the school, according to documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. But after the school accepted the verbal notice as a resignation, the teacher claimed she did not formally quit, causing a monthslong battle over her employment status. Anne Purdun, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary, yelled profanities in her classroom while students were present on April 20, 2016, according to charges filed by the school for a tenure proceeding, obtained through...
  • I Want MY America Back!!

    02/22/2017 10:57:15 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 25 replies
    Constitution Blog ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dave Jolly
    Amidst all of the liberal protests still taking place across America saying that this is not their America and Trump is not their president, there needs to be a protest saying ‘I want MY America back!!!’ My America goes back to a time when many politicians were still respected and placed the will of the people ahead of their personal agendas. My America started every day in school with prayer and then standing, placing right hand over the heart and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, including the line ‘one nation under God’. Teachers were still respected and actually taught us...
  • Proposed Bill Would Base University Hiring on Balance of Professors’ Political Ideology (Iowa)

    02/22/2017 1:18:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 11 replies
    WHOTV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Senate Democrats are speaking out after a bill was recently introduced that would drastically change how state professors are hired. Republican Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa's proposed bill would freeze professor hiring at state universities until the faculty is balanced in terms of political ideology. This means, for example, a professor registered as a Democrat would not be hired unless the amount of Democrat and Republican faculty members at the school is within 10% of each other.
  • Teacher ‘reassigned’ after praising Trump action on immigration

    02/21/2017 6:09:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 16 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/21/2017 | VICTOR SKINNER
    An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday. Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation. “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks...
  • Georgetown University Guarantees to “Educate” the Next Round of Liberal Journalists

    02/20/2017 9:07:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/20/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Georgetown University's course catalog for its Masters in Journalism program reads like an advert for a farm team of liberal, agenda-driven rookies, destined for placement in the Capitol Hill bubble of see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. According to the university, journalism students can look forward to, “mastering the art of compelling storytelling through firsthand experience in the vibrant political and cultural landscape of the nations’ capitol.” Shouldn’t there be some mention of the gathering of facts? Apparently not. For one half of the school's elective offerings feature a storytelling theme that runs counter to the...
  • Lowest Performing Schools Get the Most Money

    02/20/2017 5:32:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2017 | Ben DeGrow
    In some circles, the myth persists that more money automatically translates into better education results. At a recent legislative hearing to explore changes to the state’s failing-schools law, one education official made a claim that collapses under a brief examination. According to MIRS News, Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D-Taylor, posed a question to a panel of witnesses about the relationship between funding and performance. But if the implication of his question was failing schools need more money before they can be fixed, the evidence is against him. The recently released final evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s $7 billion School...
  • Where Will Barron Trump Go to School in Washington, D.C.?

    02/19/2017 5:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Town & Country ^ | December 12, 2016 | Sam Dangremond
    Will it be St. Albans, Sidwell Friends, or somewhere else entirely? We asked educational experts for their predictions. When President-elect Donald Trump and his family move to D.C.—Melania and Barron are planning to stay in New York City through the end of the school year—Barron Trump will be the first First Son since John F. Kennedy, Jr. to live there. And where he ends up in school is a big question. In 35 years, no First Kid has gone to a school other than Sidwell Friends, the private Quaker school where Sasha Obama is currently enrolled and from which both...
  • SWEDEN NOW APPROVES SHARIA LAW, Court Approves The Marriage of 14 Year Old Pregnant Syrian

    02/18/2017 1:43:42 PM PST · by muktar96 · 28 replies
    news Heist ^ | 02/18/2017 | jimmy jimeroson
    A 14-year-old child bride from Syria came to Sweden and became pregnant with her husband, who is also her cousin. Now a Swedish court has approved of her marriage, because she appears "mature," and for religious and cultural reasons. The girl was married off to a cousin when she was only twelve years old. In Sweden, she has been placed with his aunt and her family. The social service authorities in Sweden thought her marriage is completely outrageous and took it to the justice system. But the judge does not think there is anything wrong with it, since she was...
  • Education Secretary DeVos receiving additional security (U.S. Marshals Service)

    02/17/2017 5:03:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is receiving additional security protection from the U.S. Marshals Service. Politico reports: Drew J. Wade, a spokesman for the Marshals Service, said in an email to POLITICO that the law enforcement agency “is not aware of providing a protective detail for the U.S. secretary of Education in the past.” “The Attorney General authorized the U.S. Marshals to provide the protective detail for Secretary DeVos,” Wade said. The Marshals Service, which is part of the Justice Department, declined to provide additional details about the new security measures or who requested them. Last week DeVos was blocked from...
  • 10 Facts About Atheists - Revealed In A Recent study

    02/17/2017 9:45:18 AM PST · by bogusname · 35 replies
    Atheists would have you believe that they're a massive ever increasing army and that Christianity will be phased out very soon. Here are the amazing facts revealed in a recent legitimate study.
  • Behind education reform & Trump’s most important cabinet appointment

    02/17/2017 8:51:47 AM PST · by CanaryBlog · 1 replies
    The Canary in The Mine ^ | 2/17/2017 | The Canary
    It is difficult to ascertain which of President Trump’s cabinet appointment elicited the most resistance (because practically all were strongly opposed by Democrats); but the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was, certainly, one of the most contentious. Because two female Republican senators joined the Democrats in opposing her nomination, Vice President Mike Pence had to cast the decisive vote in her confirmation in a 50/50 split senate. The aggressive opposition to DeVos was led by one of the strongest constituents of the Democratic Party in recent election cycles, the National Teachers Union. This union’s power in opposing...
  • U of WI-Madison student government demands ‘reparations’ in form of free tuition for black students

    02/16/2017 5:23:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2017 | John Sexton
    The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison adopted a resolution Wednesday demanding the school offer “reparations” in the form of free tuition plus room and board to black students. The student resolution also says SAT scores are being used to uphold white supremacy. From the Associated Press: The Associated Students of Madison said in a resolution that students from suburban high schools are overrepresented and that the consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications restricts opportunities for the poor and thus upholds “white supremacy.” Race relations have been a contentious issue at the Wisconsin’s flagship campus for months...
  • Regarding the Dixiecrats.

    02/16/2017 2:24:30 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 27 replies
    Can anybody point to me a credible source on the Dixiecrats, as to why they split from the Democrats and infiltrated the Republican party. It's taught that they split over black rights, though it is my understanding that they split because of federal interference over state rights.
  • Welcome to the Second Civil War

    02/15/2017 9:44:35 PM PST · by jimjohn · 41 replies
    self | jimjohn
    For a time now, I stated that World War III began on the Morning of September 11, 2001. War has been raging ever since. I also stated the Second American Civil War would begin on or before January 20, 2017. If you're starting to get this uneasy feeling about what's going on in Washington and other cities around America, and fearing some kind of flashpoint coming soon, let me explain it to you... ... we are in midst of the Second Civil War. And this is only the beginning.
  • SARAH SILVERMAN'S SWASTIKA MELTDOWN!

    02/15/2017 4:27:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 13 February 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    video 3:18 Love this guy.
  • Student who recorded prof saying Trump election is ‘act of terrorism’ gets suspended

    02/15/2017 1:23:44 PM PST · by TBP · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 15, 2017 | Dave Urbanski
    The college student who took video of a human sexuality instructor telling a class that Republican President Donald Trump’s election was an “act of terrorism” got suspended from the California school for one semester. Caleb O’Neil also must meet with the dean of students of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa before he’s readmitted and then remain on disciplinary probation for a semester, Campus Reform reported. In addition, he must write an apology letter to the instructor — Olga Perez Stable-Cox — and a three-page, double-spaced essay on why he recorded the video despite “knowing that it was a violation...
  • Officials Shortchange School Pension Fund 7th Year In Row

    02/15/2017 10:33:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/13/2017 | Tom Gantert
    For the seventh year in a row, state officials did not make at least the minimum payment that the state’s own accountants say is needed to start filling a massive $26.7 billion hole in the school pension fund. A just-released state financial report indicates that to catch up on the deficit in a reasonable number of years, officials were supposed to deposit an additional $2.31 billion into the pension fund for 2016. They did not. The actual shortfall was a relatively small $3.57 million, meaning officials put in over 99 percent of the recommended minimum. But due to the power...
  • Tucker takes on a proud, violent, Berkeley protester. It goes ...badly for her.

    02/15/2017 8:42:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    This woman is a teacher. Let that sink in. Meet Yvette Felarca. She’s a proud advocate of violent thuggery in the pursuit of shutting down speech that she deems unacceptable. If she decides you fit her definition of a fascist - a word she very clearly doesn’t have a handle on - she is in favor of using any and all methods to silence you. If that means assault, rioting, and vandalism, so be it. The irony is painfully obvious.
  • Inside the Black Bloc Protest Strategy That Shut Down Berkeley

    02/14/2017 11:59:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 14, 2017 | Max Kutner
    It was the first black bloc for Neil Lawrence, a third-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He had demonstrated with Black Lives Matter and seen people in bandannas show up at events and smash things. But after the Berkeley College Republicans announced controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking on campus, Lawrence decided it was time for a more aggressive form of protest. “It became clear to me and my close friends that the tone of living in America is changing, and in order to stop being scared, we started organizing,” he says. “I, a...
  • How You Can Help Discover a New Planet From Your Couch

    02/14/2017 5:49:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    comettv.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | KIERAN DICKSON
    The hunt for potentially habitable planets outside of our solar system is one of the most exciting frontiers of science, and you can become a part of it without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. This week, MIT and Carnegie Science Institute released a huge dataset containing close to 61,000 measurements of over 1600 stars. These measurements contain data that could potentially identify thousands of new exoplanets, many of which might be Earth-like in their nature. Unfortunately, the MIT and Carnegie Institute team simply doesn’t have the capacity to trawl through all of this information,...
  • Union Enlists a Mayor to Endorse Fabulist Claims on Teacher Pay

    02/14/2017 1:59:03 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2017 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association has for years promoted a claim that public school teachers are so underpaid that many live in poverty. The facts show it would require extraordinary and highly unlikely circumstances for a full-time teacher in the state to meet the official definition of poverty. Michigan’s largest teacher union recently enlisted a new ally in promoting this narrative: Royal Oak Mayor Mike Fournier. The MEA wrote in a press release that Fournier “knows educators who’ve watched their pay drop to poverty levels due to step freezes and state-mandated health care premium increases.” Fournier’s wife teaches at the Waterford...
  • AP Misquotes NRA on Concealed Carry

    02/14/2017 3:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
      map by gun-nuttery.com The Associated Press has long been known  for its anti-Second Amendment attitude.  John Lott exposed there bias in The Bias Against Guns, published in 2003. They have gotten a little better in the last decade, because numerous errors have been exposed.  AP committed another error about gun laws  on February 10th, 2017. In a story about Constitutional or "permitless" carry moving through the New Hampshire legislative process, the AP wrote that the NRA said that concealed carry is legal in 11 states.  From AP via nbcboston.com: The National Rifle Association says concealed carry is legal...
  • Open Records Law: U-M Cashes The Check But Fails To Deliver The Info

    02/13/2017 12:44:20 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/9/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The University of Michigan has not delivered documents requested from it in a Freedom of Information Act request despite depositing a check over a month ago. On Nov. 16, 2016, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy filed a FOIA request to the university regarding certain emails of U-M President Mark Schlissel. The university’s FOIA office received the request the next day, then on Nov. 28 requested a 10-day extension allowed under state law. On Dec. 12, the university said a full response to the FOIA request would cost $126 for 2.75 hours of labor. The Mackinac Center paid the university...
  • Left Behind

    02/13/2017 6:45:17 AM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    JHK Blog ^ | 10 February 2017 | James Howard Kunstler
    By her public utterances, Betsy DeVos seemed spectacularly unqualified to lead the bureaucratic enterprise called the US Department of Education. But you really have to wonder: could she do any worse than the exalted mandarins of educational bureaucracy who preceded her? There is so much not right with public education these days that it could be the poster child for institutional collapse in America. Certainly in terms of the money spent per student, it illustrates perfectly Joseph Tainter’s classic collapse dynamic of over-investments in complexity with diminishing returns. Young adults are floundering in high school, or “graduating” as functional illiterates...
  • View: Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?

    02/12/2017 9:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The EEconomic Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Amit Varma
    --snip-- Government schools are guaranteed their funding, and their teachers, who are paid many times what teachers in budget private schools get, are more or less tenured. They have no reason to aim for excellence and try to provide quality education....
  • Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science

    02/12/2017 12:20:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Sensuous Curmudgeon ^ | February 11, 2017 | The Curmudgeon
    Creationists don’t like The Clergy Letter Project, a strong, pro-evolution statement signed by over 13,000 Christian clergymen. Here’s the Wikipedia article on it: Clergy Letter Project. The Project is exceedingly troublesome for creationists because it flatly contradicts their claim that one can’t be a good Christian and also accept evolution. When we say the Clergy Letter is a strong statement, we’re not exaggerating. Part of it says: We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this...
  • “Stick it to the Catholics” has always been a favorite media and secular court sport

    02/12/2017 8:50:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/12/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    One of the newest “social warriors” is a 13 year old seventh grade girl who currently attends a private Catholic school in New Jersey only because a judge has ordered the school to rescind its order expelling her. Of course the media sides with a selfish family that doesn’t care about anything but its own satisfaction; but when do the constitutional rights of a religious institution prevail? Here are the facts. The girl, who is described as an excellent basketball player, was not able to play for her school this year because it was not fielding a girls’ team in...
  • Education Secretary DeVos blocked from entering school by protesters

    02/10/2017 3:24:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2017 | John Sexton
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was invited to a meeting at Jefferson Middle School Academy Friday morning by the Washington, D.C. teacher’s union. However, when she arrived for the meeting, a handful of protesters took up positions on a narrow stairway and blocked her path. Video of the incident was captured by WJLA reporter Sam Sweeney: (VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK) As DeVos turned away from the blocked stairway, a man holding a Black Lives Matter sign ran after her saying, “Keep giving money to Senators and buying your way to the position, you should be so proud of yourself.” DeVos got back in her...
  • 'Unregulated' Charter Schools? 13 Things You Did Not Know

    02/10/2017 10:37:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan charter schools are among the most regulated schools in the country, according to the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Here are 13 rules and laws the association says charter schools in this state must follow: Michigan law requires a charter school to be closed if it is in the bottom 5 percent of state public schools in academic achievement three years in a row. Charter school authorizers hold charter schools accountable to the requirements spelled out in a legally binding contract. The contract covers expectations and goals for the school. Charter schools can limit enrollment based only on...
  • How to lie about Betsy DeVos

    02/09/2017 5:38:44 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | David Hogberg
    A lot of people aren't telling the truth about the new Secretary of Education It would be easy to say that the lies about Betsy DeVos were ineffective since she was confirmed, but the confirmation vote was too close for comfort. The lies had enough heft to cause two Republican defections, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-NEA) and Susan Collins (R-NEA). Typical of the lies spread about DeVos is Allie Gross’s “Out of Options” article at Vice News.
  • Republicans Introduce Bill To Eliminate The Department Of Education

    02/09/2017 3:56:45 AM PST · by gaggs · 40 replies
    Republican congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced a bill to abolish the Department of Education on the very same day that Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Department’s new secretary. Arguably one of the more succinct bills in the Congressional history, the bill consists of a single sentence reading: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
  • The Things that Matter Most (Part 1): The Gospel & The Importance of The Spiritual Nature (PODCAST)

    02/08/2017 5:09:14 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies
    Archive.org ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rob W. Case
    In this Podcast, my special guest and I will discuss The Things that Matter Most. As we are born into this world, and live out our lives, we discover the world through our senses which in turn establishes our habits, influences our mindsets, and forms our routines (which is what we consider to be personal reality). And yet, if we happen to hear about a dynamic concept called the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are confronted with a challenge to everything we believe. Why is that? Who holds the capital on truth? And why is trust a vital component in...
  • Principal says Trump presidency is ‘more troubling’ than 9/11 (Private school in Manhattan)

    02/08/2017 3:08:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Rosner and Selim Algar
    The principal at a progressive Manhattan private school told parents in an email last week that the Trump presidency was more troubling than Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the September 11 attacks and Watergate, The Post has learned. Steve Nelson’s scorching missive managed to roil several parents at the $46,000 per year Calhoun School – no small feat considering the Upper West Side bastion’s blaring liberal bent. “It was inappropriate, it was offensive, it was condescending,” said one parent. “This is a liberal school. So I guess that’s the approach. But this was too much. To compare...
  • Chicago Public Schools send 381K kids home with letter blasting Trump, GOP governor

    02/08/2017 2:10:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Roughly 381,000 kids were sent home this week from Chicago Public Schools with a partisan letter blasting President Trump and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Chicago’s WGN reported Tuesday that officials with CPS angered parents by handing out letters that excoriate Republicans — and Republicans only — for budget problems. A letter distributed on Monday begins by saying that Mr. Trump and Gov. Rauner “attack those who need the most help” as a segue into the state’s financial woes. “CPS cannot run the school system that your children deserve with the funds we have,” the letter says. “Under the law, CPS...
  • Benefits of Shooting with Your Off Hand (RKBA)

    02/08/2017 12:29:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    shootingillustarted.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | George Harris
    The Problem:A few days ago, one of the better shooters in your club, who is right handed, came to your monthly training session outfitted with left-handed gear. After a little chiding and questions, more out of curiosity as to why the new get-up, his comment was “it makes you think.” You get it, sort of, but what’s that got to do with improving one’s shooting skills? He’s one of your top shooters and he shoots as well with one hand as the other, which leaves you to wonder if there isn’t a little more to it than just thinking....
  • Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Columns PRAISING Anti-Milo Riot (“Violence as Self-Defense”)

    02/07/2017 8:41:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2017 | Scott Greer, deputy editor
    The University of California – Berkeley newspaper The Daily Californian published a series of columns Tuesday that praised the riot that shut down Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos’s speech last week. Headlined as “Violence as Self-Defense,” the series was intended to give a voice to those who thought the multiple assaults and serious property damage committed in the name of cancelling Milo were 100 percent right. The first op-ed, written by UC Berkekely alumna Nisa Dang, lectured critics of the riots to “check their privilege.” Dang claimed that Yiannopoulos’s views amount to “violence,” and that in turn legitimized violence against them....
  • Violent leftist militia at U of Central Florida to assault Trump supporters

    02/07/2017 6:02:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Matthew Vadum
    "Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH." Something called the Knights for Socialism has sprung up at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The stated purpose of this group is to teach students “how to BASH THE FASH,” that is, how to physically attack those the leftist mob defines as fascists.
  • Who We Are - And Who The American People Are Not

    02/07/2017 8:52:11 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With a new administration comes, for once, a new clarity. President Trump is attempting to bring some sanity to our immigration programs – requiring vetting before admission of refugees, for example, so that we don’t suffer the horrific outbreaks of criminality – car fires, riots, gang rapes, honor killings, and the like – that Europe has suffered for years, at the hands of these very same so-called “refugees.” And before the ink was dry on his Executive Order (almost word for word an executive order issued by his predecessors, with nothing radical about it at all), the George Soros –funded...
  • Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

    02/06/2017 4:08:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Fresno State Collegian ^ | February 6, 2017 | Marina McElwee
    Anthropology professor Dvera Saxton introduces the film ‘Soul Food Junkies’ on Feb. 3 in the Henry Madden Library Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer look at food culture and encouraging students to think about their food beyond calories and nutrition. This year’s Food Justice Series kicked off with a screening of the documentary “Soul Food Junkies” on Feb. 3 in the library. The film tells the...
  • DOE Nominee Attacked for Supporting Academic Freedom [semi-satire]

    02/06/2017 11:11:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee to head the US Depart6ment of Education, was assailed in Senate committee hearings for her past association with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE's positions in opposition to school suppression of freedom of speech and in support of transparent due process procedures for school disciplinary actions drew harsh opposition from Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn). "FIRE has intruded on universities trying to police their own campuses to ferret out dangerous ideas and non-conforming attitudes," the Senator complained. "School administrators endeavoring to shield not-yet-mature young minds from confusing and confounding influences are being harassed by...
  • California Democrats’ ‘Bullying’ and Flagrant Hypocrisy

    02/06/2017 8:59:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Katy Grimes
    Marxist Hypocrisy on Display In California On December 6, 2016 upon the return of the Legislature and newly-elected members, Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, authored Senate Resolution 8, introduced to simply welcome newly-elected President Donald Trump and acknowledge the historical peaceful transition of power. SR8 said the Senate “hopes for the peaceful transition of power in the United States, that the incoming presidency will be a success, and that the president-elect will take his responsibilities seriously to ensure a strong and unified America.”
  • Ann Arbor Schools: First There Is No Teacher Merit Pay, Then There Is

    02/06/2017 7:37:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    A spokesman for Ann Arbor Public Schools says that even though the district has no documents establishing a teacher merit pay system as required by state law, effective teachers there are still rewarded. The comments came after the district denied a Freedom of Information Act on Dec. 21 — the same day it was received — asking for records of its merit pay system. The district said no such records existed. But district spokesman Andrew Cluley said Ann Arbor teachers do receive some merit pay. "Ann Arbor Public Schools has had merit pay for many years," Cluley said in an...
  • Putting the Pieces in Place for School Choice

    02/06/2017 6:00:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2017 | Ben DeGrow
    The seventh edition of National School Choice Week has arrived. This year brings the largest organized effort yet to shine “a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child.” Nationally, there are more than 21,000 events planned — 730 of them in Michigan alone, including a major Detroit celebration on Friday featuring the passionate, charismatic educator, Dr. Steve Perry. The week is a time to reflect on the big picture of educational choice, including some key facets that have been highlighted within this past year: The evidence that school choice works continues to mount. Last May, the advocacy group...
  • The Reason For Intolerance Against The Right

    02/05/2017 10:24:20 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 37 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | Liberty 3-5000
    Things are bad. And they seem to be getting progressively worse. Right-wing speakers are being shouted down and cancelled on university campuses, men’s rights student groups are being denied funding, and anyone who expresses any view that runs contrary to the hard left’s dogmatism runs the risk of being reported to the Human Rights Commission, doxed, or worse- losing their job or professional license due to pressure from activists. Not only is the ‘free marketplace of ideas’ a bygone of the past, but the political right is being silenced and subsequently decimated. But where is all this coming from? The...