Instead of reflecting on what was seemingly a knee-jerk reaction to cancel the football season in the wake of racist graffiti aimed at one of the players that is looking more and more like a hoax, Lunenburg Public Schools Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes defended her decision in a lengthy, defensive statement posted yesterday, eagerly “reminding” people that there is still racism being investigated at the school.
Can we all agree on this? If you’re writing a column on, say, a First Amendment issue, you should do some research–not enough for a doctoral thesis or even a legal brief, but, say, enough to demonstrate you have an understanding of the issue beyond the most casual of observers. Is that really too much to ask?
Apparently so for Daily Beast columnist and occasional MSNBC contributor Sally Kohn. She has offered her audience a piece at the Daily Beast titled: “When Religion and Liberty Collide,” and subtitled: “How right-wing conservatives are using the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case on contraception to force their religious views on the nation.”
Maybe the school’s decision to ban a student from posting flyers promoting a prayer event held every year at public schools across the nation wouldn’t seem so egregious if the administration took the same position with regard to all postings. The fact, however, is that they allowed another student to put up flyers promoting a performance by rapper Lil’ Wayne with the words “Good Kush [a type of Cannibis] and Alcohol,” suggesting a double standard.
A veritable death sentence has been handed down on a number of American citizens via the cancellation of their health insurance policies per the Affordable Care Act, as reported by LifeNews.com on Nov. 28 and 29, 2013.
Radical environmentalists and militant animal-rights activists have been accused of neo-paganism owing to their preference for the well being of flora and fauna over that of fellow humans.
First there was Barack Obama, the bio. Published by Scholastic, the slender tome was written for fourth-graders of all ages and proclaimed that “white voters would never vote for a black president.” The authors’ weak predictive powers did not prevent the book from becoming required reading under the Common Core standards.
Now, another book has emerged, this one depicting Obama as Obama sees himself — as a demigod with the capacity to perform superhuman feats, such as slowing the rise of the oceans: in short, as a messiah.
“Standard Sharia Law punishment for adultery for a woman is slowly stoning her to death…”
On Nov. 28, India Today published a list compiled in Egypt of some of the more puritanical Islamic fatwas issued during the presidency of now-deposed leader Mohamed Morsi.
During Morsi’s brief stint as president, the Muslim Brotherhood and the equally violently straight-laced Salafists issued blatantly anti-women fatwas on a regular basis.
So you think you know what Hanukkah is all about? Think again. What most people (even Jews) know about Chanukah is either wrong, half the story, or laden with legends. Despite what you may have been told, the meaning of the holiday is not “Let’s come up with a holiday around Christmas time so Jewish kids have something to do at the end of December” (although a liberal Rabbi did try to tell me that over the weekend).
Admission: It has become increasingly harder for this 2008 Housing-Bust-and-subsequent-Great-Recession-ravaged South Carolina Gamecock now roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, to be thankful during the anemic so-called recovery brought to America by Obamanomics.
Oh, no, not the dreaded “permanent record.” In England, it’s evidently called “educational record,” but it’s the same deal — a stain on your child’s reputation that will dog him for the rest of his (the school hopes) miserable life.
Daniel Hannan, writing at The Telegraph, shares a letter sent to parents of eight-year-old students at Littleton Green Community School, in South Staffordshire. The document is reproduced below.
From sources as diverse as the BBC, The Guardian, Walid Shoebat and Human Rights Watch, Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) are facing a near genocide at the hands of Islamic terrorists, many of them from neighboring Jihadi strongholds of Chad and The Sudan.
Yet reports are leaking out of the landlocked nation that ragtag groups of Christian men and boys are forming self-defense militias against the Jihadists.
Perhaps Fox News’s Todd Starnes was reading too much into an email from Barack Obama’s dark money group Organizing for Action. Starnes noted that the email contained the claim “Together, we’ve made serious progress as a nation under President Obama” and wondered aloud whether the writers were hinting at the phrase “one nation under Obama.”
If Starnes was overreaching, it was only because Obama — protestations to the contrary notwithstanding — appears to have no use for God. He never misses a chance to delete mention of the Almighty from historical documents that contain one.
His message was as old as the Bible, yet newer that what the New York Times saw fit to print on their website this morning: