280 High School Students Just Told Obama To Shove It In An Epic Way…

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Hope for the future! And not unnoticed, they are from “Nathan Hale High”…

Via Buzzpo:

280 high schoolers – the entire junior class of Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington – have effectively told President Obama and his band of progressive buffoons that they can take their Common Core and shove it.

When state testing began on Tuesday, not a single junior showed up on campus to participate, as the entire student body had collectively decided to exercise their legal right to opt out of the ‘Smarter Balanced’ exams.

“They didn’t skip school all day,” commented district spokeswoman Stacy Howard, according to the Seattle Times. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”

The Nathan Hale students weren’t the only ones to deal this massive blow to the liberal establishment, either. According to early district estimates, about half of the juniors at three other Seattle high schools have also opted out of the Smarter Balanced testing.

“Students voted with their own feet,” remarked Doug Edelstein, a history teacher at Nathan Hale and opponent of the Common Core testing. “They felt like they knew the facts, and made their own decisions.”

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Colorado Businessman Blames ‘Stoned’ Workers For Move To SC…

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Colorado continues to bleed businesses.

Via FOX News

When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina.

Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.

“The main reason we pulled out was because of marijuana,” Brawner said. “Marijuana got into our industry. Half the sculptors will come in high. As soon as we’d catch it, they’d be let go. We went through 25 sculptors. Only five of (our sculptors) either were quality or would show up unimpaired.”[…]

Little Spider has built Halloween-like props for Six Flags amusement parks, the Dollywood Theme Park in Tennessee, and other haunted house entertainment venues.

The company’s a new home is a spacious facility in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The local Chamber of Commerce lured Brawner to move with a $25,000 grant. In exchange Brawner pledged to create 35 jobs and to make a $2.65 million investment in his business. In Colorado, Little Spider employed 47 sculptors, artists and animators.

The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported that back in Colorado, Brawner had been dealing with a “nasty” local government regulator and too many stoned workers. Those problems made his wife’s entreaties to move more appealing.

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Judge Launches Into Epic Rant At Thug Who Claimed Suburb As His ‘Hood’

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Kudos, Judge!

Via Daily Mirror:

One Tennessee judge has been hailed for her no-nonsense, brutal take down of a gang member who arrogantly dared claim a once-pleasant suburb as ‘his hood’ while in her courtroom.

After O’Shae Smith told Judge Lila Statom that he shot a rival gang member for being ‘in his hood’, she had no problem telling him the area didn’t actually belong to him.

‘Sir, East Lake Courts is not your hood’, Statom began, referencing the public housing project where the shooting took place.

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Moonbat Oregon Teacher Sues School Over ‘Gunman’ Who ‘Killed’ Her During Active Shooter Scenario…

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The event caused her to trigger the recent Sandy Hook shootings.

Via Newser

Teacher Linda McLean says she hasn’t been able to work since the terrifying Friday two years ago when a man wearing goggles burst into her classroom, pointed a pistol in her face, pulled the trigger, and told her, “You’re dead.” But she wasn’t shot: The gunman turned out to be the school district’s safety officer, conducting a surprise “active shooter” drill on a day when students were at home, the Oregonian reports. McLean is suing the school district in Halfway, Ore., the principal, and several other parties over the drill, seeking lost pay, medical costs, and punitive damages, reports NBC News. According to her lawsuit, she tried to go back to the school the Monday after the drill but became “extremely emotionally and physically ill” and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The drill at Pine Eagle School District No. 61 came just a few months after the Sandy Hook massacre, and “panic ensued,” according to McLean’s lawsuit. She says that when the safety officer and a school board member went room to room firing blanks, one teacher wet herself and another was injured in a scuffle…

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HT: Theo Spark

Valdosta State University Cancels Classes, Hundreds Attend Rally Supporting Flag After Protesters Trampled It

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Good show, folks!

Via Daily Mail:

Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew hundreds to Valdosta.

Valdosta State University found itself in the center of a controversy after a video shared on social media showed an Air Force veteran and former Playboy model, Michelle Manhart, taking an American flag from demonstrators who had walked on it to protest racism.

At the protest, held a week ago, Manhart was detained by police when she refused to return the flag.

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Former Lesbian Minister: Those That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal…

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Via CNS News

Janet Boynes, the author of “Called Out” and founder of Janet Boynes Ministries, told the C-SPAN audience on Friday that soon ministries like hers, which help people exit homosexuality, will become illegal thanks to the efforts of the homosexual lobby.

“Those who seek help to leave the life of homosexuality may soon discover that there is no longer any help out there,” she said. “Homosexual activists and their homosexual attorneys are pushing to ban any type of ministries such as Janet Boynes Ministries, which help people exit homosexuality.”

“Their goal is to indoctrinate our kids. Their goal is to silence us. Their greatest fear is men and women like myself who have walked away from that life. Soon it may become illegal to even have this kind of ministry. Who knows how much longer we will have to do what we’re doing today, unless we act now,” Boynes said.

And Boynes should know. She lived life as a lesbian for 14 years before leaving the homosexual lifestyle in 1988. She said same-sex marriage is being litigated as a “potential federal civil right” by the U.S. Supreme Court, “but we know this is not a civil rights issue.”

“See the color of my skin is an immutable, unchangeable characteristic,” she said. “I can’t change from black to white, but I did live a homosexual life for 14 years, and I’ve been out 17, so we know change is possible through the power of Jesus Christ.”

And “if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land, no one can even imagine or predict the ramifications that this decision will have,” said Boynes.

Boynes said the reason you won’t see her in the mainstream media is because she would “tear down their belief system, and that’s my goal – is to debunk everything that they’re saying to be true, when I know it’s a lie.”

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Social Justice Bullies: The Authoritarianism of Millennial Social Justice

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Tremendous article.

Via Medium.com:

Social justice, as a concept, has existed for millennia — at least as long as society has had inequity and inequality and there were individuals enlightened enough to question this.

When we study history, we see, as the American Transcendentalist Theodore Parker famously wrote, “the arc [of the moral universe]…bends towards justice.” And this seems relatively evident when one looks at history as a single plot line.

Things improve. And, if history is read as a book, the supporters of social justice are typically deemed the heroes, the opponents of it the villains.

And perhaps it’s my liberal heart speaking, the fact that I grew up in a liberal town, learned US history from a capital-S Socialist, and/or went to one of the most liberal universities in the country, but I view this is a good thing.

The idea that societal ills should be remedied such that one group is not given an unfair advantage over another is not, to me, a radical idea.

But millennials are grown up now — and they’re angry. As children, they were told that they could be anything, do anything, and that they were special. As adults, they have formed a unique brand of Identity Politics wherein the groups with which one identifies is paramount

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Stores Anticipating Price Hike Following Bird Flu Outbreak…

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Which price will get raised first, the chicken or the egg?

Via WCCO

With so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.

Over the past few years, Machenthun’s in Waconia has added more and more turkey options. Turkey has essentially become one of the more popular buys in the store.

“Your beef and pork still sell the best, but we sell a lot of turkeys,” one employee said.

And so far shoppers haven’t been scared off by the avian flu outbreak that’s wiped out nearly four dozen Minnesota turkey farms.

“Actually, chicken and turkey sales are at an all-time high,” store manager Dale Rademachersaid.

The flu does not affect turkey meat.

And it’s known that as long as poultry is cooked thoroughly, consumers won’t have any problems.

But they could soon see a price change.

Generally, after an outbreak is reported in any type of meat, it takes about four to six weeks for prices to go up.

“I would say at this point we could anticipate it, but we have not seen that,” Rademacher said.

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HT: GetAClue

Naked Man Tries To Steal Car From Man Who Offered Him Clothes

Pro-tip: When a crazy naked man is walking down the street, maybe you should stay in your car and call the police?

Canadian Judge Orders Release Of Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Who Killed An American Soldier…

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Release him in Coutts, Alberta, he may make it 48 hours.

Via Stars and Stripes

A Canadian judge on Friday ordered the release of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes, including killing a U.S. soldier.

Judge June Ross said the terms of Omar Khadr’s release will be determined May 5. Canada’s government said it would appeal the order.

Toronto-born Khadr is in prison in Alberta, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. He was convicted of five war-crimes, including throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in Afghanistan during a 2002 firefight. He spent a decade in Guantanamo Bay.

Khadr, now 28, agreed to a plea deal in 2010 that stipulated he serve one year of his eight-year sentence at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. He has since said he only pleaded guilty to get out of Guantanamo and be sent back to Canada.

Ross said Khadr has a strong basis for appeal and keeping him behind bars would not be in the public interest.

“Omar is fortunate to be back in Canada where we have real courts and real laws,” said Nate Whitling, one of Khadr’s lawyers.

The government has argued Ross had no jurisdiction to hear the unprecedented bail application from an offender convicted abroad and returned to Canada. Giving Khadr bail would undermine Canada’s international relations and obligations, the government argued. It also said Ross should take into account Khadr’s guilty plea to serious offenses.

“We have vigorously defended against any attempt to lessen his punishment,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said in a statement announcing the government would appeal.

In court last month, Khadr’s lawyers argued their client has been a model prisoner who poses no threat to the community. They also said the appeal of his conviction by a stands a good chance of success, but was dragging on.

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Heartache: Cop Killer Mumia Abu Jamal “Gravely Ill” According To Supporters

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‘New Rebels’ Wanting States Rights Seek Control Of Federal Land…

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The States need control over their land and would be better stewards than some bureaucrats in DC.

Exhibit A: Indian Reservations. Exhibit B: Bundy Ranch standoff with the BLM.

Via GF Tribune

A growing movement to transfer federal land to state control in Western states, where the federal government is a big landowner, is drawing comparisons to the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s, and running into strong resistance from conservation and sportsmen groups.

At issue is who should control some 300 million acres managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in the West.

Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory, who sponsored a land transfer bill that passed in that state, says federal land is in poor health, threatened by catastrophic wildfires and bugs, and not meeting its potential for generating revenue from timber, oil and other natural resources that could help Western economies.

Frustration has sparked renewed interest in state control, Ivory said.

“The discussion is intensifying in all of the Western states and beyond quite frankly,” Ivory said.

Jessica Goad, advocacy director for the Denver-based Center for Western Priorities, a conservation organization tracking the issue, said more than 40 transfer-related bills have been introduced in state legislatures in the West this year.[…]

Sen. Jennifer Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, who pushed for a study of land transfer at the 2015 Montana Legislature, says concern for the health of the land and her community prompted her to get involved.

The movement has taken hold as people realize better decisions are made by people closest to the subject matter, Fielder said.

“The other reason is we’re experiencing such economic and environmental devastation as the result of very bad federal policies,” Fielder said.

The current movement for state control has similarities to the Sage Brush Rebellion of the 1970s, in which Westerners sought more local control of federal land within their borders, said Martin Nie, a professor of natural resource policy at the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation in Missoula.

He calls its supporters the “new rebels.”

“I have felt from the very beginning this is something that should be taken seriously, and I continue to believe that,” Nie, who is director of the university’s Bolle Center for People and Forests, said of the current efforts for more local control of public land. “Especially when you consider some of the efforts going on in D.C. simultaneously.”

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Hillary’s Trade Deal Flip-Flop Angers Fellow Democrats

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Via New York Post:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s rationale for flip-flopping to support a contentious Colombian free-trade agreement in 2009 was rejected by most Democrats in Congress, who voted against it, records show.

Trying to fend off critics who charge her change of heart came after millions flowed into the Clinton Foundation, the former secretary of state insisted she shifted only because Colombia agreed to substantive changes in its treatment of trade unionists.

In 2008, she cited a shocking level of violence, including murder, against union activists in opposing the deal.

“It doesn’t matter who talks to me,” Clinton said that year. “It doesn’t matter any circumstances. I have been against it. I am against it. I will be against it absent the kind of changes in behavior that I have been calling for from the Colombian government.”

A year later, she was on board. But trade experts say the changes made by Colombia were small.

“There’s no other country that had [for] many decades so many labor leaders being killed, shot at,” said Brian Finnegan of the AFL-CIO.

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Muslim Woman Sues Domino’s Over 2012 Pizza Order…

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She should have eaten the cardboard and composted the pizza.

Via WTSP

No matter how you slice it, a poorly made pizza isn’t usually grounds for a lawsuit, but it was the start of one filed in Polk County on Thursday.

“The worst pizza you can possibly imagine,” said attorney Thania Clevenger. “I think that pizza she received was because they saw what she looked like.”

In July 2012, Hakima Benaddi said it was the first time she had worn a hijab, a Muslim head scarf, to pick up a pizza at the Davenport location. Benaddi says when she returned with what she called a poorly made pizza, employees weren’t helpful which resulted in a verbal confrontation.

After Benaddi left, the store manager made a report to the police saying Benaddi had threatened to blow up the store with a bomb.

Benaddi was arrested that night, although the charges were soon dropped.[…]

“She make big story, she creates big story, that story damaged my life,” Benaddi said.

“The parties involved here just assumed that because she’s Moroccan because she is Muslim it was very probable that she really in fact threatened to blow someone up,” Clevenger said.

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Al Qaeda Hostage’s Family Paid $250,000 For Release, Obama Regime Didn’t Tell Them He’d Been Killed In January So They Continued To Negotiate

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I didn’t think this regime could sink any lower than they already have, but why they kept the family in the dark is beyond me. Even if there was something classified, why couldn’t you just say you know he was dead? And didn’t they know the family was negotiating?

Via NY Post:

The al Qaeda captors of now-slain hostage Warren Weinstein pocketed $250,000 in ransom money from his family in 2012, before reneging on the secret deal, according to a Pakistani intermediary.

The captors even continued to negotiate with the intermediary for weeks after the 73-year-old American aid worker was accidentally killed in a US drone strike in January.

After that strike, the kidnappers spoke of handing Weinstein over to ISIS, never hinting he was dead, according to the intermediary, who spoke directly with the terrorists.

The ransom money — in $100 bills — had been handed over to kidnappers in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan about a year after his capture.

“The money was delivered, but he [Weinstein] didn’t show up,” the intermediary said.

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Super-Quake Hits Nepal…Hundreds, Maybe Thousands Dead ..Quake Felt At Summit Of Mt Everest

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Prayers out to those in need.

Via Associated Press:

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 688 people were confirmed dead in Nepal, according to the police. Another 20 were killed in India, six in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. Given the scale of the destruction, the death toll is almost certain to rise, said Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal.

It was a few minutes before noon when the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, began to rumble across the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, rippling through the capital Kathmandu and spreading in all directions — north toward the Himalayas and Tibet, south to the Indo-Gangetic plains, east toward the Brahmaputra delta of Bangladesh and west toward the historical city of Lahore in Pakistan.

A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, and smaller aftershocks continued to jolt the region for hours. Residents ran out of homes and buildings in panic. Walls tumbled, large cracks opened up on streets and walls. Towers collapsed and clouds of dust began to swirl all around.

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Hill-Larious: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns “Scourge Of Sexual Assault” In First Big Speech

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Paging Juanita Broaddrick! Remeber we must believe every woman who says she has been raped…

Via Daily Caller:

In the first major speech of her scandal-plagued presidential campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton explicitly raised the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.

Clinton delivered the wide-ranging speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, according to Inside Higher Ed.

“When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she declared.

“Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual assault.”

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Valerie Jarrett: Because Of Eric Holder, “The Arc Of Moral Universe Has Been Bent A Little Closer To Justice”

The arc of the moral universe has been bent, alright.

The families of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and the hundreds of Mexicans killed by ‘Fast and Furious’ would doubtless disagree with Madame President.

Chicago Mother Turns In 15 Year Old Thug Son For Sexual Assault And Robbery, Defends Him At Press Conference…

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She didn’t want Junior to get shot by the white cops and join St. Swisher.

Via Daily Mail

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly robbing, beating and sexually assaulting a woman on a Chicago train after his mother recognized his face on released surveillance images and turned him in to police.

DeShawn Isabelle punched the 41-year-old woman in the head from behind and then dragged her to the ground by pulling on her hair before continuing to punch her in the head and face as she crouched in the fetal position, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joe DiBella.

Isabelle also stole $2,000 in cash that the woman was going to wire back to her family in Thailand and spent it on junk food, Air Jordan track suits and his graduation fees, DiBella said.

The middle school student was sitting in the otherwise empty carriage when the woman boarded the CTA train in Oak Park on Monday at 3pm, according to the Chicago Tribune.

During the brutal beating, Isabelle put his hands inside the woman’s pants and sexually assaulted her, according to DiBella.

The teen also allegedly groped the woman over her clothes and slapped her buttocks and then sat on her head as he continued to beat her.

Isabelle pinned the woman down with his knees when the train stopped at the next station, prosecutors said.

When no one entered the carriage, he then dragged the woman by her hair to a partially enclosed area and continued to punch, kick and stomp all over the woman’s body as he pushed her face down and demanded money, DiBella said.

Isabelle then stole the woman’s iPhone and got off on the Cicero stop to hop a train heading in the opposite direction, DiBella said the teenager later told authorities.[…]

Officers were also able to recover the woman’s iPhone after Isabelle told them where he had discarded it, according to prosecutors.

Isabelle was charged as an adult with aggravated sexual assault and robbery and is being held on $1million bail.

The teen was previously convicted as a juvenile for misdemeanor theft.

Isabelle’s mother became aggravated as DiBella held a press conference to discuss the prosecution’s version of the case, according to the Chicago Tribune.

‘Don’t talk that s*** about my child,’ she yelled, before she was told to leave.

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Bruce Jenner Comes Out…As Republican, “Of Course I Am, I Believe In The Constitution!”

Most surprising revelation of the night during Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer?

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That thumping sound you heard was liberals hearts going thud not being able to believe that he was not one of them.

Now naturally, not so supportive (warning for offensive language):
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From “White House Champion of Change” and Democratic Cincinnati City Council member, Chris Seelbach:
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