North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction has warned that the state’s new voucher law could end up funding schools run by hardened terrorists who will churn out little terrorists hell-bent on the destruction of America.
June Atkinson made the comments while speaking at the state school board association’s public policy conference last week in Wilmington, reports local NBC affiliate WECT.
“With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools,” Atkinson told reporters.
The elected Democrat’s appears to be laboring under the belief that no state or federal laws prevent that sort of thing now. Only the limitation of not being flush with tax dollars precludes private schools from offering coursework in suicide bombing to North Carolina’s ready-to-be-radicalized grade schoolers.
Read the full article at the Daily Caller.
Despite the fact that Fox News enjoys more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined, Media Matters – the left-wing group that has tasked itself with challenging Fox – has declared “victory” and walked away.
Via The Huffington Post: Since its founding in 2004, the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America has been a thorn in the side of Fox News. Its dozens of staffers monitor the network’s leadership, hosts, guests and financial dealings incessantly, calling out misinformation, conflicts of interest and evidence of a partisan agenda, in a bid to shed light on the workings of the “right-wing echo chamber.”
But in the coming years, Fox will no longer be the center of Media Matters’ universe. That’s because the group believes it has effectively discredited the network’s desire to be seen as “fair and balanced.”
Fox News Channel has been the dominant cable news network for 12 years. Not only does Fox crush its liberal competition, a recent Nielsen ratings for cable news showed that the Fair and Balanced network nearly beats CNN, HLN and MSNBC combined. (1.18 million viewers for Fox, vs. 476,000 for CNN, 393,000 for HLN and 361,000 for MSNBC.) Incidentally, both CNN and MSNBC have lost almost half of their viewers over the last 12 months.
Read the full article at the Independent Journal Review.
After touching off a firestorm of controversy over her suggestion earlier in the week that Santa is white, Megyn Kelly took on her critics Friday, reminding them that her comments were tongue-in-cheek.
“Humor is what we try to bring to this show, but that’s lost on the humorless,” Kelly said on “The Kelly File.” “This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular, the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people, especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel.”
The backlash began on Wednesday, when Kelly and several guests discussed on “The Kelly File” a Dec. 10 column by Slate writer Aisha Harris entitled “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.” In the light-hearted piece, Harris suggested a penguin replace St. Nick as a Christmas mascot so as to appeal to children of all races.
“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white, but this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa,” Kelly said on Wednesday. “But Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it.”
Perfectly demonstrating the absurdity was Slate culture blogger Aisha Harris Tuesday actually making the case that it’s racist for Santa Claus to be an old white man.
Read the full story at FoxNews.com.
How will Liberals respond when they learn that Jesus is actually Jewish?
Phumla Williams of the government communications office said Friday the government is investigating Thamsanqa Jantjie and how he was selected to interpret at a memorial Tuesday at which he stood close to U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders.
Jantjie outraged deaf people by making signs they said amounted to gibberish. A South African TV news outlet, eNCA, is reporting that Jantjie faced a murder charge a decade ago, but it is unclear if the case was concluded. He also reportedly faced other criminal charges.
Asked by an Associated Press reporter about a murder charge, Jantjie turned and walked away without commenting.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield told reporters in Kenya on Friday that U.S. officials are concerned about security and how the interpreter could have gotten so close to a number of world leaders, including Obama.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.
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If it sounds like the viral story of a Pinal County man getting a lifetime ban from Walmart for price-matching is too good to be true, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says that’s because it is.
ABC 15, which ran the story this week of a man named Joe Cantrell, who claimed he got a lifetime ban from the store for his frequent use of Walmart’s policy of matching other stores’ prices on items, is getting called out by PCSO.
“Every responsible news station in Phoenix waited to get a copy of the investigative report from the Sheriff’s Office, yet ABC15 news felt it was in the public’s best interest to tell only the side of the story provided by Cantrell,” reads a PCSO press release/smack-down. “After the story aired on ABC15 it quickly grew to a national story, furthering the inaccuracies and portraying Walmart as the bad guy in their story.”
His story, as you can see in the segment above, was that he was handcuffed by deputies and banned for life, just for price-matching.
Here’s what Cantrell left out of the story, according to PCSO:
Cantrell was heard threatening employees with statements “I’m going to mess this mother f_ _ _ker up” while yelling at a cashier, he told employees he didn’t care if he got kicked out of the store because he “was going to f_ _ k up, the cashier and he would be waiting outside for him in the parking lot and he was going to do him in.”
The Sheriff’s Office was called by Walmart, but Cantrell had left the store before deputies arrived. Before leaving, he told the manager “I’m not the person to F _ _ k with, next time I come in I will beat his ass.” A deputy investigated the case as employees were afraid for their safety. A video was captured by store security and PCSO deputies recognized Cantrell from prior contacts. Deputies were unable to locate him at his last known address…
Cantrell posted on his “Facebook” account (December 2nd, 2013) “Tonight I almost whipped a Walmart employees ass.” One of his Facebook friends responded to his post and said, “I know you heard Joes gonna kill you in the back of your head. But you did the right thing by walking away mad and not kicking his ass and doing to jail.” (sic.) Cantrell then responded back to that post by saying, “I have to be honest with you Richard I came very close.”
Read the full story at Phoenix NewTimes.