Nobody has ever accused the Pinkos of making a coherent argument.
Nobody has ever accused the Pinkos of making a coherent argument.
Just because we still don’t know what happened, that isn’t going to stop liberal academia from using Ferguson to teach their students how evil and racist America is.
Via Campus Reform:
Professors in St. Louis are revising class curriculums to integrate “sensitive issues of race and policing” that have surfaced since the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
The 18-year-old was laid to rest Monday, initiating student discussions about issues of racial profiling, use of force, and tensions exacerbated by economic disparities.
Criminal Justice and Sociology professors claim their new curriculums put a face on their case studies, whereas professors working in other departments had to grapple with issues of relevance but found a way to “prompt calls for change.” [...]
Clarissa Rile Hayward teaches “Power, Justice, and the City” and “History of Political Thought II: Legitimacy, Equality, and the Social Contract” at Washington University in St. Louis.
In Hayward’s course, she plans to “examine power and racial injustice, resistance to power in urban America, and power and justice in American suburbs.” She claims that Ferguson will be relevant “in every case.” [...]
Cindy Epperson is a professor teaching “Introduction to Sociology” and “Crime and Society” at St. Louis College at Meramec, and is also Ferguson into her classes.
“We’ll talk about how the life and death of this young man will lead to social change,” says Epperson. The course curriculum is aimed at “debunking stereotypes and myths.”
“Most of the looters shown in the media were black, so people who believe this is what black people do [and] are going to say, ‘see I told you so.’”
Hollywood sucks, end of story.
Via The Hill:
Actress Scarlett Johansson designed a new T-shirt to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund ahead of November’s midterms and is slamming the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby.
“When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade,” said Johansson in a statement.
Johansson, who has starred in Hollywood hits including Iron Man and Lost in Translation, designed the shirt to help the pro-abortion-rights group’s political arm raise money for its “Women are Watching” campaign. [...]
The pink T-shirts designed by Johansson read, “Hey Politicians! The 1950s called …” on the front. On the back, the shirts say: “They want their sexism back!” Text on the left sleeve is signed, “Love Scarlett Johansson.”
Democrats believe that access to birth control will be a crucial issue in the coming cycle and have charged Republicans with waging a “war on women” as they fight to retain their Senate majority.
Meaning once they get in the U.S. it will take a minimum of 3 years to get rid of them, most skip their hearings so the number who will actually be deported is miniscule.
Via Washington Examiner:
Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation’s immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at an historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.
In Washington to take advantage of the current crisis to demand a new court system, the judges accused the Justice Department of treating their courts like Cinderella’s abusive family by starving them of money and support and blamed the insufficient Justice funding for letting illegals “linger” in the country.
“Immigration courts are the forgotten stepchild,” said Immigration Judge Dana Leigh Marks of San Francisco. She was speaking on behalf of the National Association of Immigration Judges, which she is president of.
And what about those peace-loving Palestinians raining rockets down on Israeli civilians?
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Maliki has sent a letter urging foreign governments to investigate Israel for war crimes it alleges were committed during the 50-day conflict in Gaza.
Maliki wrote to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the U.K., U.S., France, Australia, Canada, South Africa and five Latin American countries, asking them to exercise their responsibility as U.N. member nations to investigate and try people who allegedly violate international law.
Israeli forces have “committed war crimes during the repeated assaults on Gaza in the present, as in the past,” he wrote. “They have engaged in indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks. Such actions have caused death and injury to thousands of Palestinian civilians, including children, and massive destruction to civilian properties, in grave breach of international humanitarian and human rights law.”
In writing to foreign states, Maliki highlighted the Mahal programs run by the Israeli Defense Forces, which allow 18- to 24-year-old Jewish people who do not hold Israeli citizenship to volunteer for the IDF.
Maliki demands foreign states identify their citizens serving in the IDF and investigate allegations into whether they “were involved in the commission and/or the aiding and abetting of war crimes during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, and prosecuting these individuals where appropriate.”
Big win for the War On Babies crowd.
Via Truth Revolt:
California issued a new directive last week that forces insurers, including those of faith-based institutions, to cover elective abortions—a move the ACLU of Northern California is cheering as a restoration of women’s “basic health care” rights.
California’s Dept of Managed Health Care told seven insurance companies last week that they must now comply with the 1975 Knox Keene Act which guarantees coverage of “basic health care services,” which they specify as including elective abortion. As The Daily Signal explains, the directive is in part a response to a controversial decision by two Catholic universities which refused to cover elective abortions:
Last fall, Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University notified their employees that abortion services would no longer be covered under the universities’ health care plans. Employees instead could pay for such procedures through supplemental coverage, provided by a third party. [...]
Predictably, the ACLU cheered the state’s decision to force insurers to cover elective abortions as “basic health care services”:
“The immediate effect of the agency’s guidance is to restore insurance benefits for the staff and faculty,” said ACLU-Northern California attorney Maggie Crosby. “Childbearing is a personal decision, abortion is a basic health care, and control of reproduction is critical to women’s autonomy.”
Take a wild guess who got Holder to sue the town . . . as most of you probably guessed, CAIR.
Via Star Tribune:
The U.S. Department of Justice plans to sue the city of St. Anthony for rejecting a proposed Islamic center in 2012.
Federal authorities recently sent the city notice of their intent to sue, and U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger is expected to announce the civil rights lawsuit alleging religious discrimination at a news conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The St. Anthony City Council met with its attorney behind closed doors on Aug. 18 to discuss the threat of litigation. Mayor Jerry Faust said the city turned over documentation on the matter to federal authorities more than a year ago.
“They’ve taken a lot of records of ours. I am sure that’s what it’s about,” Faust said. “We have to give them all of our e-mails.”
The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis has spent two years investigating the matter, with its spokeswoman saying at one point they had sought to reach an out-of-court agreement with the parties.
In June 2012, the St. Anthony City Council voted down the proposed Abu Huraira Islamic Center, concluding that a religious and cultural center was incompatible with the site’s light-industrial zoning. The council’s 4-1 decision went against a city planning commission recommendation to approve the 15,000-square-foot center in the old Medtronic headquarters at 3055 Old Highway 8. [...]
The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked federal authorities to investigate whether the city violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000(RLUIPA).
AUGUST 26 — Now that the Rev. Al Sharpton has transformed himself from an overweight track suit enthusiast to a svelte dandy, he appears to enjoy nothing more than making fun of obese people.
During weekly meetings at his Harlem headquarters, the civil rights activist, who turns 60 in October, has used his overweight followers as punching bag and punch line. He does this while acknowledging the obesity crisis in African-American communities, which are filled with fast food restaurants and few supermarkets. [...]
On April 5, Sharpton told of an upcoming community fashion show being organized by his daughter Ashley, and noted that some women, due to their size, would not be able to participate.
Mimicking a passed-over candidate, Sharpton said, “Why Ashley didn’t have me model?” He answered himself, “’Cause you too fat! We doing full-body size, but we ain’t doing the oversize.” He added that “jumbo” women would not make the cut.
After laughter subsided, Sharpton noted, “Since I lost weight I talk about fat folk real bad. I like keeping fat folk around me so I can just talk about them.”
The racialist-leftist-Islamist alliance stronger than ever.
On August 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, joined a coalition of faith-based and civil rights organizations and partners at a prayer vigil in Rockville, Md., organized by the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP. The vigil was designed to call for healing, justice and peace in the aftermath of the unrest across the nation brought on by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
How long can the takers continue to grow while the makers continue to shrink?
President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democrats facing tough midterm elections in 71 days are scrambling to prop up the moribund U.S. economy in the minds of disgruntled voters. However, one of the quickest shorthand economic measurements–food stamp enrollments–paints a startling portrait of the “new normal” in the Obama economy.
According to the Department of Agriculture’s most recently released data, the number of individuals enrolled in the food stamp program (known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) has remained above 45 million every single month for three years straight.
In May 2011, 45,410,683 individuals received food stamps. As of May 2014 (the most recent date for which data are available), 46,225,054 people were on food stamps. At no point between the two dates did the number of food stamp enrollments ever fall below the 45 million mark.
If this sounds familiar it’s because a high school student was recently suspended for saying “bless you.”
Via Campus Reform:
Students enrolled in certain classes at the College of Coastal Georgia may want to think twice about coming to class sick—or else their peers may get into trouble.
Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the college, made it clear in his to Introductory Physics class syllabus that he does not tolerate disruptive behavior while he is teaching—and that includes everything from talking to classmates, sharpening a pencil, and to saying “bless you.”
“We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude,” Gardner’s syllabus, which was provided to Campus Reform via email, states.
First order of business: Register them to vote Democrat.
Via The Hill:
… Democrats and advocates are optimistic that the administration will take significant steps in the absence of Republican action on immigration. But the administration, they say, has kept the decision very close to the vest.
“Nobody seems to know either the what or the when,” a Democratic aide said Tuesday.
That uncertainty hasn’t prevented some Democrats from planning for sweeping administrative changes.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Congress’s most vocal advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, is confident enough that the administration will go big that he’s gathering Wednesday in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) and a group of between 40 and 50 civic leaders to build a working group tasked with managing whatever changes are coming.
“We want to get as many as we can out of the vicious cycle of deportation,” Gutiérrez told MSNBC Monday. “We’re getting ready.”