Veteran NFL Referee Says He Hasn’t Called A Redskins Game In 7 Years Because Of Team’s Name…

Via WaPo:

Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good official does:

Be unobtrusive and let the stars shine.

So while Phil Simms, Greg Gumbel, James Brown, Lesley Visser, Deion Sanders and more of CBS’s luminaries answered to a cadre of journalists whether they would use the name of Washington’s NFL team on broadcasts, Carey sat still. No one approached. His secret of almost eight years was safe, if for just a few more minutes.

“I’ve called them Washington all my life,” he said, when finally asked. “And I will continue to call them Washington.”

Unbeknownst to that studio full of cameras, media, analysts, play-by-play men and network executives, Carey’s feelings on the name issue in Washington were established long before CBS sports chairman Sean McManus admirably this year gave his on-air talent the choice during NFL broadcasts of whether to use the team’s name — which in parts of desensitized Washington is akin to “Lions” or “Broncos,” yet is a dictionary-defined racial slur, degrading tens of thousands of Native Americans now being spoken for and heard from for the first time in decades.

Lib Rag Salon Tweet Of The Day…

From our favorite bastion of “progressive” thinking:

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Holder Tells Black Students In Ferguson He Was A Victim Of Racial Profiling…

Says the guy who racially profiles white conservatives as being racists.

FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling.

Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws.

“He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder.

Holder told the story to a group of students at Florissant Valley Community College, a predominantly black school.

He met with a small group of students to hear their concerns about policing tactics in Ferguson, where riots and looting have broken out over the past week along with protests and demonstrations related to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Teen Arrested, Suspended For Shooting A Dinosaur (In A Story He Wrote For School)

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Well, if Steven Spielberg can do it, why not this kid?

Via Reason:

Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it’s time for the torrent of ridiculous “zero tolerance” suspensions and arrests to resume.

Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word “gun” and the rest is history, according to NBC-12:

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Ferguson Protesters Holding “Day Of Rage” Outside White House…

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What could possibly go wrong?

Via The Hill:

Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri.

The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

“We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for those who are suffering in Ferguson,” a voice claiming to represent Anonymous says in a video posted to YouTube. “We must indeed all hang together as one nation or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”

The rally is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., according to a list of protests in more than 40 major cities around the country.

High School Student Suspended For Saying “Bless You” After Classmate Sneezed…

Hmmm, I wonder what political party the teacher votes for…

DYER COUNTY, TN – (WMC) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church.

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” said Turner.

Turner says when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She says she finished the class period in in-school suspension.

Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules.

Syrians Honor James Foley: “He Sacrificed His Blood To Enlighten Obama’s Vague Vision”

R.I.P., sir.

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Report: Officer Darren Wilson Was Nearly Beaten Unconscious By Michael Brown…

Wait, you mean Michael Brown wasn’t a saintly soul needlessly gunned down by a racist cop?

Via Fox News:

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.

The source claims that there is “solid proof” that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, “What, you’re going to shoot me?”

Report: Obama Considering Sending More Ground Troops To Iraq…


More mission creep. The fact is the Islamic State is an 80K strong army and are deeply entrenched in Iraq and Syria, a token U.S. force and airstrikes will not dislodge them.

Via The Hill:

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more U.S. troops into Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad, according to The Associated Press.

A senior U.S. official said the number of troops currently under discussion is less than 300, but there has been no final decision.

The discussion comes after Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheaded American journalist James Foley. ISIS released video of the killing on Tuesday and threatened to kill another U.S. journalist held captive if the U.S. did not stop airstrikes in Iraq.

U.S. fighter jets and drones, however, continued their airstrikes in Iraq, conducting nearly a dozen strikes within hours after the video surfaced online.

North Korea Calls John Kerry “A Wolf With A Hideous Lantern Jaw”…

Now that I think about it, that does sound like Lurch.

Via SC Morning Post:

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.

Wednesday’s slur against Kerry appeared only in a Korean-language dispatch, suggesting it was meant to rally anti-US sentiment and burnish the leadership’s image domestically at a time when Washington and Seoul are conducting annual military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal.

An unidentified policy department spokesman at the North Korean defence commission, led by leader Kim Jong-un, described Kerry as a “wolf donning the mask of sheep.”

University Changes Name Of Student Newspaper “The Bullet” Because It “Propagates Violence”…

The stupidity never ends.

The University of Mary Washington’s student newspaper, the record of campus events since 1922, is changing its name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press.

The first edition of the weekly paper under the new name will come out Sept. 4.

The paper’s editor-in-chief, Alison Thoet, said the staff wanted to change the name to reflect the changing nature of the field of journalism and “really be reflective of the student body.”

The newspaper announced the change in a release to the UMW community Monday.

“The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner,” the release said. “The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.”

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Ferguson Protesters Chant “Time To Kill A Cop”…

What a lovable group of scamps.

FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.

Police told KMOV-TV that urine and bottles were thrown at officers by protesters who hid in the media staging area. Some protesters also chanted “Time To Kill A Cop.”

WaPo Obamabot Eugene Robinson: Islamic State Beheaded James Foley Because Obama’s A Badass, Or Something…


Robinson’s not the first person to make this claim today.

ANDREA MITCHELL: He is an angry commander in chief. He is not backing down. It’s clear, though, that they are reluctant to go after the safe haven in Syria because they know that that may well be where other western and American hostages are being held.

ROBINSON: But it’s also clear that the airstrikes are having an impact on ISIS or they wouldn’t be doing this. They wouldn’t be doing these dramatic and terroristic acts if they weren’t hurting. I think it’s had a real impact on them.