Sanctus Georgius, Ora Pro Nobis…
The centuries-old flag of England has been rejected by a local town council on the grounds that its design — a red cross on a white field — might be “inappropriate” and “offensive” to Muslims.
According to the Bristol Post, the town of Radstock in Southwest England has elected to pass on purchasing a new flag of England, correctly known as The St. George’s Cross.
Councillor Eleanor Jackson, a university lecturer and teacher, said the English flag’s used by troops during the Crusades raised the possibility it might offend some.
Making a clean breast of it
The most optimistic reading one can lend the story is that these women are fighting fire with fire. Yahoo! News reports that women’s rights protesters in Berlin, Germany, disrupted the opening of a giant pink doll’s house — called the Barbie “Dreamhouse Experience” — claiming that it exploits women.
In his statements to the press yesterday about the alleged Benghazi scandal, President Obama did something he has done before countless times. He countered claims that his administration had deceived the American people — in this case by putting forth a false account of the motivation for the Sept. 11 raid on the U.S. Consulate — by going on the offensive and calling the charges a “sideshow.” He further allowed as how the allegations were a GOP invention borne of partisanship and politics.
Despite intimations earlier today of a hung jury in the trail of former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, jurors minutes ago returned a verdict of guilty on three of four counts of first-degree murder involving the deaths of four babies. The doctor, who ran a clinic in West Philadelphia, was was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of patient Karnamaya Mongar.
“People, rise up and let them know you don’t want that…”
The mother of one of the four Americans killed by Islamic jihadists last September publicly wished the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in 2016 a barbed Happy Mother’s Day while appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Huckabee.”
The Washinton Examiner reports that Patricia Smith, mother of slain State Department official and U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Smith, choked back tears as she said, ”I want to wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day.”
What has been a bad week for Democrats and their servants in the liberal blogosphere just got worse. Not only have the mainstream media begun to desert their much-beloved fearless leader. Their attempts to discredit Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks as a partisan hack have just hit a serious snag as well.
Unfair and unequal treatment of tea partiers by the taxman is insidious, but it is nothing new. As noted in a report at the Examiner from Nov. 28, 2011, the city of Richmond, Va., spitefully responded to an invoice from the local Tea Party by ordering a tax audit of the protest group.
Some context is required. On Oct. 28, the leadership of the Richmond Tea Party hand-delivered an invoice in the amount of $8,500 to the office of Mayor Dwight Jones. Continue reading
The good news is that Salon columnist David Sirota has moved on from his self-hating attacks on “white Americans.” The bad news is that the topic he has moved on to is just as silly. It is how changing our eating habits (read: consuming fewer animals) will stop climate change.
The words “stop climate change” come from the title of the piece and may not be Sirota’s. But they still provide a glimpse of how grandiose are the ambitions of those on the left are and how omnipotent they view themselves.
Who knew that kids studying agriculture were so frail, or that kids practicing veganism were so militant? Or that high school-age kids, who need their nutrients, were encouraged to practice veganism?
Despite the headline, which is a paraphrase of the one reported by Fox Sacramento affiliate KXTL-TV, the dustup between two student factions at Elk Grove High School sounds more like a feud than an instance of bullying.
Controversial fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his post as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 following an anti-Semitic rant, will not be teaching a workshop at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City after all, the school announced today. But it won’t be because Jewish students sounded off in opposition to remarks Galliano had made that led to his ouster from the Paris design firm, which included, “I love Hitler. Your forefathers would be [expletive] gassed, and [expletive] dead.”