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A survivor story from Oklahoma on Bing. Not the kind you would expect.

“For the kids”. We hear this all the time and it’s never been less true then now. Charged and found guilty under the RICO law. Does anyone really think this is an isolated incident?  via American Thinker

Thirty-five Atlanta educators in all were indicted in 2013 on charges including racketeering, making false statements, and theft.  Many pleaded guilty before the trial, and some of them testified at the months-long affair.  On April 1, 2015, eleven defendants were convicted of racketeering and falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs (some claimed that they were threatened with losing their jobs if they did not participate in the cheating).  Superintendent Beverly Hall, the alleged ringleader, is reported to have received up to $500,000 in payouts.  On April 14, 2015, ten of the eleven educators (Superintendent Beverly Hall died a month before) were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison (including probation time).

Please, make it stop. “Wear a hijab to school day” didn’t go quite as planned in a school in OH. Embracing misogyny is no way to teach about diversity.  via Hot Air

Intense criticism has prompted an Ohio high school’s principal to cancel a student event in which girls would celebrate diversity by spending a day wearing a Muslim headscarf. Mason High School Mindy McCarty-Stewart also issued an apology in an email Thursday to district families, saying the intent of the April 23 student-led event was meant to be positive, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.  [snip]

When you ignore the reality of Islam’s oppressive 8th century ideas about women and celebrate one of the major symbols of that oppression — the hijab — you give aid and comfort to the very people and ideas you are supposed to be fighting.

Global Citizen Earth Day was a resounding success. All those greenies had a great time at a concert on the National Mall. via Twitchy

As Twitchy reported earlier, plenty of celebrities fired up their private jets Saturday morning en route to the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A massive crowd turned out for a handful of musical acts, and as we predicted, left behind quite a global footprint of their own.

One hundred years….Obama cowardice. via Just One Minute

ISTANBUL — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday commemorating the centennial of the Armenian genocide and urged Turkey to recognize that event.

Turkey has pledged to disregard the European Parliament, the European Union’s legislature, which has passed similar measures twice before.

But this one was particularly likely to add fuel to the historical debate over the characterization of the genocide, which began in 1915 and took place over several years during World War I and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. The debate gained momentum on Sunday after Pope Francis referred to the event as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”

Hillary in 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the US “opens a door that is a very dangerous one to go through.” This is the same Hillary Clinton who, four years ago, pledged that she would recognize the Genocide as President of the United States.

Responding to a question from a participant of a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, who asked why the US does not recognize the Genocide, Clinton characterized the Armenian Genocide as an historical issue and not a political one.

“I think it’s fair to say that this has always been viewed, and I think properly so, as a matter of historical debate and conclusions rather than political. And I think that is the right posture for the United States Government to be in, because whatever the terrible event might be or the high emotions that it represents, to try to use government power to resolve historical issues, I think, opens a door that is a very dangerous one to go through. So the issue is a very emotional one; I recognize that and I have great sympathy for those who are just so incredibly passionate about it,” Clinton told the audience.

Is Clinton someone you really want to vote for?  As always, political expediency is much more important than the historical truth.  What else would she do or say for political expediency? Who else would she appease? We already know the answer, Benghazi.  Leopards never change their spots, neither will Hillary.

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6 Comments

  1. Not going to have an easy time with black voters either…

    There are a “substantial number of fences” that the Hillary Clinton campaign must mend with the black community to win their vote, according to an April Reign column in Ebony.

    The biggest fences, according to Reign, were erected during the primary fight between Clinton and President Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008, and a lot of “bad blood” still exists.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/ebony-is-hillary-clinton-ready-for-black-voters/

  2. Maureen Dowd goes there in her NYT column on Sunday.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-granny-get-your-gun.html?_r=1

    Maureen Dowd’s Sunday column ostensibly centers on the problem of Hillary’s persona being alternatively too masculine or too Chipolte-granny feminine.

    But in passing, Dowd discharges a major diss in the direction of President Obama. Analyzing lessons learned from 2008, Maureen writes [emphasis added] that “Hillary saw the foolishness of acting like a masculine woman defending the Iraq invasion after she fell behind to a feminized man denouncing it.” Barack Obama: feminized man. Ouch.

    – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2015/04/18/maureen-dowd-disses-obama-feminized-man#sthash.uZOEj6za.dpuf

  3. How Obama Abandoned Iraq, article in Slate.

    Bad decisions taken by Americans in 2010 destroyed the country, he believed. Since then, Obama had regularly cited ending the war in Iraq as one of his greatest foreign policy successes. On Nov. 1, 2013, with Maliki by his side in the White House, Obama stated: “We honor the lives that were lost, both American and Iraqi, to bring about a functioning democracy in a country that previously had been ruled by a vicious dictator. And we appreciate Prime Minister Maliki’s commitment to honoring that sacrifice by ensuring a strong, prosperous, inclusive and democratic Iraq.” He appeared to be paying scant attention to Maliki’s growing authoritarianism and the deteriorating situation in the country. [snip]
    The Iraq war—and the way in which the United States departed—tilted the regional balance of power in Iran’s favor. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other states in the region all sought to project their influence by supporting sectarian actors in different countries—with devastating consequences.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2015/04/emma_sky_on_america_s_failure_in_iraq_the_rise_of_isis_and_the_fall_of_iraq.single.html

  4. “Stand your ground
    Don’t fire unless fired upon
    But if they mean to have a war
    Let it begin here”…….
    240 years ago today, nothing has changed this

    http://weaselzippers.us/221186-the-shot-heard-round-the-world-240-years-ago-today-the-american-revolution-began/

  5. “But Clinton isn’t looking for free radio time. Over the next 18 months, she hopes to gradually relieve voters of the notion that she’s conniving and untrustworthy, with as little interference from the political press as possible.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillary-clinton-2016-election-media-strategy-117118.html#ixzz3XrDN3zFW

    She is “conniving and untrustworthy”, always has been.

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