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by Tim Graham

September 27, 2013

Wisconsin's McIver Institute reports that the school district in Hudson, Wisconsin (part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area) is apologizing after showing a pro-Barack Obama video to students on Wednesday.

It's a sappy "I Pledge" video stuffed with celebrities made by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions in 2009. The school district played the video for middle school students as a part of their "Peace One Day" event. In the district's apology, they wrote: "The reason the video was used was to show students small ways to make a difference in their communities. Most of the video provided viewers with examples like: end hunger in America; volunteer more; always represent your country with pride, dignity and honesty; and care for America's elderly. Unfortunately, the video also had a political slant. The District is non-partisan and does not endorse the political messages found in this video. This video will not be used in the District again."

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by Doug Powers

April 22, 2011

Maybe the caller was only trying to make sure the pumps were clear in case any Wisconsin Senate fleebaggers needed to top off the tank for another escape to Illinois.

As it turns out, the person in question wasn't even the Senator, but rather his brother - which according to established threat etiquette means the school employee should have instead had her sister make the call... at least I think that's what the protocol should have been.

Michelle Malkin

by Michelle Malkin

April 26, 2011

The Wisconsin GOP reports that Democrats in the Bay State are "using a fraudulent tactic to harass and intimidate constituents who favor recalling Democrat Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay."

Somehow, calls are being placed in the name of "Bay Care Aurora" - a local hospital - by left-wing activists targeting voters who signed petitions to recall fleebagger state Sen. Hansen...

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by Jessica Mihaly

April 28, 2009

With the state's budget in crisis, legislators are turning to any resource to pay the state's bills. First 5 to lose upwards of $1.6 billion.

First 5 Sacramento supports the Sacramento Crisis Nursery a county program that seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support, food, shelter and counseling to families in times of crisis. In Santa Clara County, First 5 provided $750,000 in matching money to help the Family Court win a five-year, $3.7 million federal grant to create a program for drug addicted mothers and pregnant women.

New York Times

by Julie Bosman

February 18, 2007

The word "scrotum" is on the first page of "The Higher Power of Lucky," a book that won a prestigious award.

A Newbery-winning book has been banned from some school libraries around the country. Susan Patron, the author of the book and a librarian, said the controversial word was just part of the character's learning about body parts.

News With Views

by Rabbi Nachum Shifren

February 6, 2010

Los Angeles -- My classroom lay in ashes. The acrid smell of asbestos permeated the thick air in the "C" building, where police had cordoned off the area with bright yellow tape, forbidding the entry of staff and students.

The entire wing of our language building would be closed for an entire six weeks. Collateral damage done to the adjacent classrooms meant that a slew of teachers would be "traveling", juggling books, tests, overhead transparencies, and supplies, like gypsies, bivouacking through lunch areas, track bleachers, even lawn areas of the senior quad.


by Bob Unruh

December 20, 2007

A Utah woman who was ordered by a juvenile court judge to enroll her children in public school or lose custody of them has abandoned her home, furniture and other possessions to escape the order.

Denise Mafi, a nine-year veteran of homeschooling, has confirmed to WND she and her children packed up their essentials - clothes and homeschool materials - and fled Utah over the weekend, spending more than 50 hours on a bus trip to another undisclosed part of the country.

The Hour

by Steve Kobak

March 31, 2010

The woman accused of lying about her credentials and deceiving parents of autistic students and duping the city out of thousands of dollars appeared in Norwalk Superior Court today.

Stacy Lore, 33, of Carmel, N.Y., was charged with three counts each of second-degree forgery, first-degree larceny and criminal impersonation. Her bond was set at $200,000 and her case was transfered to the Part A dockett at Stamford Superior Court. Her next court appearance is scheduled for April 14.

San Diego Union-Tribune (CA)

by John Berhman

August 27, 2005

A woman who tried to sign up her 10-year-old son for a cinema-appreciation class at Palomar College yesterday ended up being handcuffed, hauled away by campus police and charged with trespassing.

The woman, Claire Bennett, 47, of San Marcos, said she registered for the class previously and was told that she could register her son, Jonathan, on the first day of class. She described her son as a "film savant" and said neither she nor her husband, Russell, has any problem with his watching R-rated movies.

July 14, 2014

A woman charged with performing sexual acts involving two pets and forcing a 6-year-old-boy to perform sex acts on her is back at work as a deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control.

Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, is the deputy director of the CDC's Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office (LSPPPO). She is charged with multiple counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, according to CBS affiliate WGCL in Atlanta. Lindsey was arrested October 10 following a six-week investigation by the DeKalb County police. Police say they unearthed evidence that a 6-year-old boy was involved in sex acts with Lindsey and her boyfriend Thomas Westerman, a fellow CDC employee who is also charged in the case. The child molestation allegedly took place between January and August of 2010 at Lindsey's home in Decatur, Ga.


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