Obamacare may be “settled law” and, therefore, inviolate, but other laws apparently aren’t as ironclad. Take HB 308, aka the Merry Christmas Law, signed into law in Texas earlier this year by Gov. Ricl Perry. The law makes it permissible for students and staff at schools in the Lone Star State to say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and similar holiday greetings.
Black Friday was humiliating. It seems that every year, shoppers looking for a bargain get more and more aggressive and Walmart was ground zero for this horrific behavior. Videos of people fighting in the stores were popping up on Twitter under the hashtag #WalmartFights.
But this article is not about the fights. It is about the unions, who evidently paid activists to protest the popular retail chain. Continue reading
Time to play “Where Are They Now?” It’s a simple game where you call out the name of someone who was in the headlines for his Warholian 15 minutes, then vanished again. Anyone can play, and it’s proven safer than ‘Knockout.’
With the reader’s indulgence, Staff will go first. The name is Crystal Mangum. Mangum is notable enough to have a Wikipedia entry, a feat that not many people can claim. Here is it what it says:
We are rapidly reaching a point where instead of calling out acts of racism, it would be simpler for the PC police to inform the rest of us which actions are not racist. From the UCLA Daily Bruin comes word of a sit-in (shades of the ‘70s!) over what some students characterize as a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. And if you’ve been paying attention you have heard this one before. My LU colleague Joe Newby wrote about it in 2012 and referred to it in passing again this past September. In fact, this is the same identical story, back for some reason for a second helping of outrage.
We only sang the popular first verse but after reading all the verses I fully expected teams of lawyers from the ACLU, American Atheists, or Americans United Against Separation of Church and State to be waiting in the parking lot threatening lawsuits and demanding that the song be torn from the pages of the hymnal.
Granted the names translate to “Plug” and “Socket” in English, but that’s because the Israeli Muppet duo appear in TV ads for the Jewish state’s electric company. (Get it? Electrical plug goes in electrical wall socket?) Besides, even if you wanted to read sexual innuendo into the names, the copulative action called to mind could apply equally well to heterosexuals.
This is a news story about the resolution of a legal challenge emblematic of the gradual moral decline plaguing our once-great nation. Here are the facts: Since 1947, a portrait of Jesus graced a wall in the “Hall of Honor” at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio, alongside portraits of other historical figures. The Jesus portrait was a gift from a Christian-affiliated student group called the Hi-Y Club.
The best place to begin is with the Jewish stereotype of answering a question with a question: Put simply, who wouldn’t want a “New York Jews” baseball cap (emblazoned with a cartoonish rendering of a man with “Hebraic” features — read: a big shnoz — wearing a yarmulke)?
Of course, I’m speaking for myself as a Jew and a New Yorker. But a whole slew of comments at NBC Sports’ HardballTalk blog suggests I’m not alone. Many inquire as to where they can find a cap like the one shown.
This wasn’t how it was supposed to play out. Barack Obama had it all figured: He’d hang tough on his dreadful health care law, force a government shutdown, and let the American people blame it on the evil Republicans. It was a great plan not only for diverting attention from his pitiful performance on the world stage in August and September but ratcheting up enough antipathy to permit the Democrats to retake the House in 2014.
Messiah has returned, if not in the biblical sense. A Tennessee judge has overturned an order denying the right of a couple to name their son “Messiah.”
The parents of the child, now 8 months old, were told by magistrate Lu Ann Ballew in August that “’Messiah’ is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ.”