Yes, the white privilege.
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.”
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.
Fine, we’ll drop him off in Raqqa from about 20,000 feet above the city.
Via Fox News:
The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S.
The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego.
In the undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”– tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.
“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
“It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”
The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.
First email from Mooch:
Maybe they should hook up with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to her email sent earlier today, she’s “desperate”:
The residents want more police for a change.
Police say a one-year-old child has died after a double shooting in Louisville’s Shawnee neighborhood Wednesday evening.
Officers were called to 37th St. and W. Market St. just before 6 p.m. Police say a mother and her child were outside their home when they were hit by bullets.
“It looked like the baby had blood coming out of her neck real bad. You know, they was trying to do the best they could to try and save the child,” said neighbor Twyman Reed.
LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says the child was rushed to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where she later died. Mitchell says the woman, who appears to be in her 20s, was transported to University Hospital and has non-life threatening injuries. Mitchell says the incident appears to have been a drive-by shooting.
“Obviously, this appears to have been some type of drive-by situation,” Mitchell told WDRB News. “It’s still too early to tell whether these individuals were the targets of the shooting.”
Sherrie Miller says the woman was her granddaughter and the child was her great granddaughter.
“It really doesn’t make any sense,” Miller told reporters on the scene. “We need more police officers, we need more police officers down here in this west end. They know this west end is bad.”
Sick: Syrian Kids Play ISIS Execution Game…
I could have sworn I saw Israel kicking the crap out of Hamas day after day.
Hamas’s Qatar-based political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal on Thursday vowed that his terrorist organization would not agree to Israel’s demands for a disarmament of Gaza.
“The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda” of continuing negotiations with Israel to be held in under a month, Mashaal said in Doha. “The issue is not up for negotiations. No one can disarm Hamas and its resistance.”
The call for a disarmament is the lone demand Israel made in the ceasefire deal Tuesday, and will be discussed in a month along with Hamas’s demands for a sea and airport, as well as a swap of terrorists for the bodies of two fallen IDF soldiers.
Mashaal went on to make an outrageous comparison, saying “the enemy (Israel) harmed everyone – women, children and the elderly, those who sought shelter at UNRWA schools and hospitals. The enemy leaders committed a Holocaust double that of (Nazi leader Adolf) Hitler.” [...]
Mashaal reiterated “commanders of the resistance factions, led by (Hamas’s) Al-Qassam Brigades, managed the campaign effectively until reaching a victory against Israel.”
“We will rebuild all they have destroyed. That is our job. And that is the role of the Arab world and of the unity government. Gaza has dazzled the world with her victory,” added the Hamas leader.
Hurricane Katrina relocated her house to DC.
Via The Hill
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is facing questions over whether she really lives in her home state since she doesn’t own a home there.
The questions are similar to ones that have contributed to the defeat and difficult reelection fights of senators this cycle and last, adding to an already heavy load of obstacles that make Landrieu perhaps this cycle’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbent.
The Washington Post is reporting that Landrieu doesn’t own a home in Louisiana, but is registered to vote at her parents’ home in New Orleans.
She does, however, own a $2.5 million house in Washington, which she and her husband built. That address is listed on the statement of candidacy she filed with the Federal Election Commission in January, but the senator listed her parents’ New Orleans home when she submitted forms to qualify for the ballot last week.
Landrieu told the Post in a statement that she stays at her parents’ home when she’s not in Washington.
“I have lived at my home on Prieur Street most of my life and I live there now, when not fulfilling my duties in Washington or serving constituents across the state,” she said.
A limited liability corporation that Landrieu and her eight siblings all hold stakes in owns a house on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, and Landrieu owns two plots of land in the state, but the Post found no evidence the senator and her husband own a home there.
Europe circling the drain.
OSLO – For the first time in the capital city’s history, Mohammed is the common name for boys and men, said a study on Thursday.
Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå – SSB) has counted the population of Oslo and found that Mohammed is the most common male name in Oslo for the first time ever.
Jørgen Ouren of SSB said to NRK: “It is very exciting.”
Altogether 4,801 boys and men are named Mohammed or variations of Mohammed as their first name, and Mohammed has thereby passed both Jan (4,667) and Per (4,155).
The name has spent four years in a row at the top of the list of baby names in Oslo, but this is the first time that Mohammed tops the men’s name list for Oslo.
In “solidarity” with those peace-loving Palestinians.
Update to this story.