Militant Atheist Group Threatens To Sue High School After Seeing Players Pray For Injured Teammate…

The far-left Freedom From Religion Foundation at it again.

Via Fox News:

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches.

So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

But that simple act of compassion and humanity in Sanford, Florida sparked outrage from the Freedom From Religion Foundation – a group of perpetually offended atheists from Wisconsin.

An FFRF attorney fired off a letter to the superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools – accusing them of having an adult lead the prayer for the injured child.

A school district spokesman told me the injured child, who is the son of the team’s head coach, has since rejoined the team.

“It is our information and understanding that Seminole High School (is) allowing an adult, a local pastor, to act as a ‘volunteer chaplain’ for the football team,” FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote.

The attorney said the school cannot “allow a non-school adult access to the children in its charge, and certainly cannot grant that access to a pastor seeking to organize prayer for the students.”

Pew Poll: Democrats More Afraid of Global Warming Than ISIS…

And libs wonder why nobody trusts them with national security

Via Breitbart:

Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United States, compared to just 25 percent of Republicans.

In contrast, 65 percent of Democrats believe that ISIS is a major threat, three points less than climate change. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans cited ISIS as a major threat -+ a partisan difference of 13 points.

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Pelosi Says, Unlike Gillibrand, She Never Endured Sexist Comments

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Gee, I wonder why.

Via Washington Examiner

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called comments reportedly made by male lawmakers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “absolutely ridiculous” and “disrespectful” but said she does not have similar tales of her early days as a House lawmaker.

Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is out with a new book, Off the Sidelines, in which she recounts a male senator advising her after her youngest child was born to avoid losing too much weight, telling her, “I like my girls chubby.”

Another lawmaker, this time a House member from a southern state, told Gillibrand, “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.”

“It’s just appalling, the statements that Sen. Gillibrand referenced and I’m sorry she had to undergo that because it is degrading, but mostly it’s degrading to the person who made the comment, whether they know it or not,” Pelosi said during an afternoon conference call.

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Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez: We Need To Pass Amnesty To Help Fight ISIS…

What the ….?

HT: NRO

Jordanian State-Run TV Airs Sermon Claiming Jews Use Children’s Blood For Their Holiday Matzos…

More anti-Semitic garbage from one of our “allies.”

Via MEMRI:

In a Friday sermon delivered in Amman on August 22, 2014, Sheik Bassam Ammoush said that the Jews slaughter children to use their blood for matzos. Ammoush, a former Muslim Brotherhood leader who was expelled from the organization in 1997, was appointed minister of administrative development that year, and became the Jordanian ambassador to Iran in 2001. In 2011, King Abdullah appointed him to the Jordanian Senate. The sermon aired on the official Jordanian TV channel.

Following is an excerpt:

Sheik Bassam Ammoush: In Gaza we are dealing with the enemies of Allah, who believe that the matzos that they bake on their holidays must be kneaded with blood. When the Jews were in the diaspora, they would murder children in England, in Europe, and in America. They would slaughter them and use their blood to make their matzos.

Report: Syrian Children Forced To Watch ISIS Beheadings, Bodies Displayed On Crucifixes…

As seen in this video, it seems to be catching on among the kids living in the Islamic State’s “caliphate.”

(CNSNews.com) – The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant commonly carries out public executions in its Syrian stronghold on Fridays, forcing children to watch as victims are beheaded or shot at close range. Corpses are then displayed on crucifixes and decapitated heads exhibited on sticks for days afterwards.

The gruesome details are recorded in a new report released Wednesday by a U.N.-appointed independent panel investigating the Syrian conflict, now being described as “the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.”

Amputations, the stoning to death of women by “ISIS-sanctioned” mobs, lashings with cables, and the recruitment of children as young as 10 to fight are among other abuses committed by ISIS, said the report, which is based on almost 500 interviews and documentary material, and focuses on the six-month period up to Jul. 15.

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Check out this disgraceful (and grammatically incorrect) t-shirt people are wearing in Ferguson:

Military Pay And Benefits Reform Still In Limbo

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BOHICA. On the plus side my TRICARE bill didn’t increase this year based on current law.

Via Military Times

In about five months, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will unveil its recommendations for a radical overhaul of troops’ pay and benefits.

After that, maybe other moves will finally happen, too.

For most of this year, debate over benefits changes has been stalled as Pentagon planners and outside advocates sparred over the future of military personnel accounts.

Larry Korb, a former Pentagon personnel chief and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said he’s already prepared to call 2014 a lost year for meaningful progress on pay reform. “All we are likely to see is some minor relief … not really dealing with the problem,” he said.

Critics of the Defense Department are content with that for now, arguing that recent Pentagon efforts at reform have been heavy-handed and ill-informed. In their view, starting the debate anew after the commission finishes its work will result in a more thoughtful reform process.[...]

The Senate will take up a few pay and benefits issues when it returns to work next month, including a 1 percent cap on military pay raises next year. The House backs a higher 1.8 percent raise, to keep pace with private-sector wage growth. The Pentagon and President Obama have said the lower raise will save $3.8 billion over five years.

Senators also have offered initial support for gradually trimming troops’ housing allowance, another Pentagon-backed initiative opposed by the House.

But Korb noted that those are only minor measures. More radical proposals on revamped specialty pays, 401(k)-style savings plans and trimmed benefits — all topics of debate a year ago — have been largely shelved in recent months.

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Prosecutors: Chicago Police Commander Shoved Service Weapon ‘Deep Down’ Man’s Throat

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DOJ refuses to investigate, it is a local matter.

Via Chicago Tribune

A Chicago police commander on patrol in a South Side neighborhood last year chased a man he thought was holding a handgun into an abandoned building, then shoved the barrel of his service gun “deep down” the man’s throat, held a Taser to his groin and threatened to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was, prosecutors said today.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans, 52, was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct after DNA taken from the barrel of his Smith and Wesson .45 caliber handgun conclusively matched the man’s DNA, prosecutors said.

udge Laura Sullivan declined to order Evans to surrender his firearms as prosecutors had sought. She ordered him released on his own recognizance without requiring him to post any cash or property. Evans is now working desk duty at police headquarters.

Sheriff’s deputies allowed Evans to exit the courthouse through the old front entrance to the building, bypassing a waiting throng of cameramen and reporters by the usual exit.

Evans faces anything from probation to five years in prison if convicted.

“It is an extremely sad and difficult situation for all of us in law enforcement when an incident such as this occurs and criminal charges are warranted,” State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said in a statement. “We certainly recognize that our police officers have difficult jobs and that they work under challenging and often life threatening circumstances, but every law enforcement officer holds his or her powers through the public trust and this type of conduct violates that trust.”

Laura Morask, Evans’ attorney, told the judge that Evans would vigorously contest the charges, saying no one from the state’s attorney’s office, the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division or the Independent Police Review Authority had ever asked Evans for his account of what happened that afternoon.

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Journalist Organization Demands Fox News Apologize For Their “Islamophobia”…

Yawn…

Via HuffPo:

The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley.

In a letter posted to the organizations website, AAJA took serious issue with a recent discussion on “The Five” about the violent actions of the terrorist group ISIS. During the segment, co-host Andrea Tantaros spoke about Muslims, Islam and ISIS interchangeably.

“They’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years if you study the history of Islam,” she said. “This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head.”

AAJA called the comments “alarming,” “inflammatory” and accused the network of perpetuating “Islamophobia.”

“AAJA calls for Tantaros and Fox News to apologize for the irresponsible, inflammatory statements,” the organization said. “We also call on Fox News to discourage its journalists from making blanket comments that serve to perpetuate hate and Islamophobia. Muslims and Islam are not interchangeable terms with terrorists or ISIS. We in the media know better and must be vigilant in our choice of words.”

Ferguson Mayor Makes Startling Admission: “I’m White And I Do Have The White Privilege”…

Yes, the white privilege.

Newark Teacher Who Wrote Nasty, Threatening Tweets Given Reprimand

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A student would have been arrested and permanently expelled.

Via San Jose Mercury News

On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher described in explicit terms her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, “make my trigger finger itchy.”

Alerted by one of her colleagues to the tweets — which are laced with profanity and racist remarks — the district disciplined teacher Krista Hodges with a written reprimand, and she continues to teach. Hodges has apologized, saying she meant none of it seriously. But some in the school community are stunned by the turn of events, given the alarming sentiments the teacher expressed. [...]

In an interview with this newspaper, Hodges conceded she handled herself “unprofessionally.” But, she said, “Everyone knows I’m one of the most liked teachers on campus. And that’s because I form meaningful and long-lasting relationships with my students.”

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Feds Charge Man With Threatening Mass Shooting At NMSU

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Related to James Holmes the Colorado movie theater shooter?

Via Ruidoso News

Federal authorities have arrested a Las Cruces man for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May.

Zachary M. Hess, 19, was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center at 8:25 a.m. Monday, the same day officials unsealed documents in federal court detailing the allegations. He’s charged with making a threat online.

Using a website that sets up anonymous online chats, Hess wrote to another person: “You’re going to be one of the 4 people I’m going to be telling before I shoot up my college in 3 days,” later referring to NMSU, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Hess was enrolled at NMSU from fall 2011 through last May, university spokeswoman Minerva Baumann said. He is no longer at the school.

The alleged threat occurred May 27, four days after the mass shooting near a college in Isla Vista, California, that left seven people dead. With that massacre in mind, the person on the other end of the chat replied, “Dude, that’s not funny.”[...]

In a subsequent interview, Hess admitted to writing the threat but said he never intended to shoot anybody. According to the criminal complaint, he reportedly thought he was chatting in a completely anonymous environment.

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