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Ferguson shooting spurs curriculum advocates to craft lesson on race

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 11:01 PM

Fox News:

Even though the police shooting of an unarmed man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is only weeks old and a grand jury is still trying sort out what really happened, a Washington-based nonprofit is offering a classroom lesson plan that draws a link between the incident and the revolutionary rhetoric of the 1960s Black Panther Party.

 

Teaching for Change says its “Teaching about Ferguson” guide can help students think critically about the shooting of Michael Brown in an Aug. 9 confrontation with police and ways they can be proactive in their own communities.

 

“The Black Panther Party’s 1966 platform, known as the 10-point program, included the demand: ‘We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of Black people, other people of color, and all oppressed people inside the United States,’” the group’s Julian Hipkins III wrote.

 

“The issue of police brutality in communities of color has a long history and the Panther platform gives an example of how to turn grievances into a clear set of goals for meaningful change,” he said. The issue was first reported by education watchdog EAG News.

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Lesson plans, or never let fake outrage go to waste.





Obama under pressure to delay immigration action until after midterms

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 10:59 PM

Fox News:

President Obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of delaying making changes to U.S. immigration policy until after the upcoming midterm elections, after Democrats in tough Senate races have argued that it could damage their chances in November.

 

The president had been expected to use his executive authority to ease deportations and give temporary work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

 

After Republicans in the House of Representatives voted down a version of immigration reform, Obama announced that he intended to act on his own before the end of summer in order to make what he said were urgent changes to the immigration system. Republicans claim that such moves would exceed his legal authority if he were to act without congressional approval.

 

However, The Wall Street Journal reports that White House officials are now debating whether to put off some or all of Obama’s policy changes until after the November election, after several Democrats running in tight elections in conservative states have urged the president to do so, claiming that such a move would damage their election prospects.

 

Democratic Senators Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Mark Begich in Alaska and Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, all have called for immigration reform to be addressed by Congress, not by the White House, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 

Obama said in a news conference Thursday that his timeline for immigration reform was unclear, and said that the child-migration crisis could affect the timing of any announcement.

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When in doubt, punt.





Will @GovernorPerry #RememberMississippi and Stand with us? #mssen

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 08:57 PM

 

 

Draggingtree, FTA:

 

If Perry is with us why would he choose a man who’s become a media darling for the New York Times and a man who’s known for his constant bashing of conservatives and joining the choir of smear merchants like Chris Mathews on MSNBC?   It’s like Gandolf hiring Saramun Political Consultant Services after learning Saramun put a spell on Théoden the King of Rohan.

Perry may not be a back-stabber, but he hired a world-class back-stabber.  Same difference.  Besides, did he not call those of us who disagree with giving illegal aliens discounted college tuition "heartless?" 

he did, but I'll stand with him any given day, I am a very strong Perry Supporter, until well not given a choice. 

 

I want to make something clear:  I, too, very much like Perry.  This Schmidt hiring pains me very deeply because I've seen the damage that has been done by this gadfly.  With Schmidt running the show, Perry would win the Nomination the way Romney did, by destroying all the other candidates. 

 

That's a Primary strategy guaranteed to lead to a failure in the General Election because it leaves no way to reassemble the base after pissing everybody off.  There were a lot of people who would never vote for Romney, even against Obama, because of the way he destroyed and humiliated their candidates.  Schmidt promises to do the same for Perry, who I think is a fine man that would make a great President.

 

so be it




Will @GovernorPerry #RememberMississippi and Stand with us? #mssen

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 08:54 PM

Horse whippin to good for him!!! You do of course know Rick is the love child of Eleanor Roosevelt & George McGovern.

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Will @GovernorPerry #RememberMississippi and Stand with us? #mssen

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 08:53 PM

 

 

Draggingtree, FTA:

 

If Perry is with us why would he choose a man who’s become a media darling for the New York Times and a man who’s known for his constant bashing of conservatives and joining the choir of smear merchants like Chris Mathews on MSNBC?   It’s like Gandolf hiring Saramun Political Consultant Services after learning Saramun put a spell on Théoden the King of Rohan.

Perry may not be a back-stabber, but he hired a world-class back-stabber.  Same difference.  Besides, did he not call those of us who disagree with giving illegal aliens discounted college tuition "heartless?" 

he did, but I'll stand with him any given day, I am a very strong Perry Supporter, until well not given a choice. 

 

Fair enough.  Who knows, maybe Perry will fire Judas the first time he does his Judas thing to somebody.

 

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OBAMA CONCEDES VICTORY TO ISIS IN ROUND ONE OF THE NEW GREAT WAR

SrWoodchuck   Posted Yesterday, 08:18 PM

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'Fake' IRS scandal spawns real coverup: Column

Valin   Posted Yesterday, 06:58 PM

Wait, what?  USA Today?

 

 

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Abbas Blames Hamas For Extending Gaza War

Valin   Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

The Feed:

August 30, 2014

 

 

Hamas is to blame for the extent of the bloodshed during the recent Gaza War, said Benjamin Netanyahu Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority.  The AP reports:

 

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Abbas’ remarks are a reminder that for many reasons, the recent war saw many Arabs align, tacitly, on Israel’s side. (A U.S. Administration could take advantage of this to promote long-term acceptance, especially if the President’s recent overtures toward the Sunnis turn out to be more than a feint.)  The PA comments may also have been driven by recent Israeli revelations that Hamas planned a coup in the West Bank.

 

Going forward, any efforts Abbas makes to distance the PA from Hamas will probably help cover Egypt as it seeks to maintain a stranglehold on Hamas. But blockades go both ways: will the Palestinian Authority, having promoted the narrative that Hamas has blood on its hands, face a Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement from America’s college campuses? After all, that’s a movement of serious, well-intentioned people, not just highbrow, antisemitic rabble rousers—right?





Calif. Gov. Brown appeals judge's ruling that struck down teacher tenure

Valin   Posted Yesterday, 06:48 PM

Fox News:

August 30, 2014

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is appealing a recent state judge’s ruling that ends tenure and other union protections for public school teachers.

The appeal was filed late Friday and argues that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rulf Treu’s final ruling lacks detail and fails to provide the legal basis for his decision.

Treu issued the final ruling Thursday, after tentatively ruling in June that tenure protections for California teachers violate the state constitution, depriving some of the state's 6.2 million students of a quality education, specifically minorities and those from low-income families.

The lawsuit, Vergara v. California, was brought by Beatriz Vergara and eight other students who said they were saddled with teachers who let classrooms get out of control, came to school unprepared and in some cases told them they'd never make anything of themselves.

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Coffee Shop

SrWoodchuck   Posted Yesterday, 05:16 PM

Take note of the last sentence for this Navy advertisement video:

 

 

From WeaselZippers with this comment:

 

Wait for it, last sentence of the video. It says “we are committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all”. This video was made in 2013 and I saw it yesterday on T.V.

 

The Constitutional duty of the U.S. Navy, and the rest of the military, is to ensure for the “common defense” of the United States and its people, it is not to be committed to the “fair treatment of all”.

 

In the course of this constitutional duty, the Navy may have to kill people and break things, and quite frankly not be fair to people or things that get in the way of this obligation.

 

Indeed, seeking to ensure the “fair treatment of all” will ensure that they do not adequately provide for the common defense. As we see with the case of James Foley, dithering around, thinking about who you might offend by acting, ensured that Foley would not be rescued.

 

Fairness is a direct result of the policy our commander-in-chief, a policy which will endanger our military and can lead to failure, no matter how fine the soldiers.

 

Emphasis mine.