Teachers Union President: “I WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE” if you oppose Common Core


This is the kind of militant leftism that runs the teachers unions.  Teachers union president Michel Mulgrew told teachers gathered at the American Federation of Teachers convention that he would punch them in the face and kick them in the dirt if they opposed Common Core. 

here’s the video:

from NY Daily News:

Teachers union honcho Michael Mulgrew unleashed a venomous screed directed at anyone who would dare threaten his beloved Common Core agenda.

“If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine! You do not take what is mine!” the head of the United Federation of Teachers shouted in a speech at a convention last month in Los Angeles.

The rant was posted Thursday to the Ed Notes Online blog.

“And I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers’!” added Mulgrew.

“These are our tools and you sick people need to deal with us and the children that we teach. Thank you very much!”

The remarks came during a heated debate on a resolution regarding the American Federation of Teachers’ continued support of Common Core despite the union’s disappointment in how it was rolled out nationwide.

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This is typical leftist progressive mode of operation. First he defends big government (No Child Left Behind) and offers as a solution to its problems even more government (Common Core), and then he threatens violence to anyone who dares oppose his big government.  He says Common Core “is mine and you do not take what is mine.”  That’s pure statism right there.

This man gives the American public school teachers their marching orders.  He is a statist, a scumbag, and a thug of the worst order.  

4th grader suspended over NERF gun after teacher told kids to bring their favorite toy to school

Here’s another example of anti-gun fanaticism and the idiotic “zero tolerance” policies that go along with it.  This kid was told by teachers to bring in his favorite toy, and he did.  He was punished for doing his teacher’s assignment.

from WMAZ:

After a couple of days into the school year, fourth grader Ramsey McDonald of Warner Robins was given what he thought was a fun assignment.

Bring in some of your favorite toys to talk about.

"They were trying to get the kids to know each other," his father, Scott McDonald said.

The Miller Elementary School student told his father Friday night he was going to bring in his iPad and a couple of toys.

His father didn’t think much about it and said “OK.”

McDonald learned it wasn’t OK when he received a call from the school Tuesday.

"They told me my son brought a weapon to school and they asked me if I was aware,” McDonald said Wednesday. “I asked them what it was and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun.”

McDonald said had he known his child was planning to take the blue, orange and green plastic toy to class, he would’ve told the child not to take it.

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A NERF gun is not a weapon, and these school administers are idiotic to say so.  When are Americans going to stop tolerating this nonsense?  The school has no right to assign a kid a task and then punish him for carrying out the assignment.  He is being punished for a crime he did not commit.  

Hamas gives Al Jazeera journalist a tour of an in-tact terror tunnel under Gaza

Today, Hamas is bragging to sympathetic press members that Israel has not destroyed all of their tunnels under Gaza. 

from Ynet:

Al Jazeera aired footage on Friday documenting al-Qassam Brigades militants in a Gaza tunnel, less than a day after airing similar footage of Hamas terrorists inside an attack tunnel.

Tamer Al-Mishal, one of the Qatari network’s reporters, showed in the latest video a tunnel in the town of Al-Qarara, on the eastern end of Khan Yunis – the site of fierce fighting between the IDF and terrorists.

However, the militants made no claim that the terror tunnel was a passageway across the border into Israel, differentiating the tunnel from those targeted by the IDF during the 29-day-long Operation Protective Edge.

Al-Mishal’s story has won praise on social media networks as a “miracle” after the reporter managed to talk to members of Hamas’ military wing, who claimed they had been locked inside a tunnel for at least 21 days with no supplies.

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The only reason I can imagine Hamas making this tunnel public like this is that they want the fighting to continue.  They want Israel to keep on bombing them to make them look bad on the international stage.  It’s all theater, and Hamas has become master manipulators of a willing media.

VIDEO: Children of jailed American pastor in Iran plead for Obama to help bring their daddy home

"Why does our daddy need to be in jail for loving Jesus?"  

This is the heartbreaking message from Pastor Saeed Abedini’s children to President Obama.

Here’s the video:

The State Department has done virtually nothing to help free Pastor Abedini, an American citizen.  Secretary of State John Kerry has made it clear that he’d much rather talk about climate change thank make any effort to free Abedini.

If you want more information about Pastor Saeed Abedini and his years of torture in Iran’s prisons, we’ve devoted a ton of time to it on Poor Richard’s News.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama goes back to war in Iraq


America is going back to war in Iraq.  We bombed ISIS today in the beginning of an offensive that President Obama owns all to himself. 

from NBC:

The United States dropped laser-guided bombs on ISIS artillery in Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said — the beginning of airstrikes threatened a day earlier by President Barack Obama.

The bombs, 500 pounds each, were dropped by two Navy F-18 fighter jets near Erbil, the strategically important city that serves as the Kurdish capital, and where the United States has a consulate. ISIS was using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil, the Pentagon said.

The fighter jets took off from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Persian Gulf. The mission marked a return to U.S. military engagement in Iraq, three years after Obama removed U.S. forces.

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There is no denying that genocide is happening in Iraq right now.  You can go watch the videos of mass murders committed by ISIS.  They’re beheading children and hanging their heads in the streets.  

However, there was genocide happening in Iraq before George W. Bush went to war too.  There were terrorists there too, and they had even more firepower than what they do today. 

Today’s war is only as justified as the war in Iraq under George W. Bush.  You can’t pick which one you like better. 

Whatever moral superiority President Obama thought he had over George W. Bush is completely eradicated.  He has become George W. Bush with even less military sense.  Obama was handed a stable Iraq and turned it into utter chaos, and now he goes back to war.

What was old is new again. 

Dead broke? Bill and Hillary shell out $100,000 to stay at this mansion in the Hamptons for 3 weeks


The good news is, that’s less than half of what Hillary charges for a speech.

From the Daily Mail:

The Clintons are ‘downsizing’ their summer home to a simple, $18million house in the pretty Hamptons hamlet of Amagansett.

Former President Bill Clinton, 67, and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 66, are expected this week at the sprawling five-bedroom property, owned by Andre and Lois Nasser, which they have rented for the remainder of the month.

Their summer jaunt comes just weeks after Mrs Clinton controversially declared the power couple were ‘dead broke’ after leaving the White House in 2000.
Sources tell MailOnline they are paying $100,000 for their three-week stay - saving $100,000 from last year’s luxury rental in Sagaponack.

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Don’t misunderstand, acquiring wealth can be a noble thing. But don’t fan the flames of class envy, then say you’re “dead broke”, only to charge $200 grand for an hour-long speaking gig and spend more money to rent a house for 3 weeks than it would cost to buy a house in many parts of the country.

Alleged plagiarist, Democratic Senator John Walsh, dropping out of race

The Democrats must now either concede Montana to Republicans or find a suitable replacement for Walsh (make sure to read the bold section of the following excerpt. His opponent sounds pretty fantastic).

U.S. Senator John Walsh (D-MT) told his staff in Billings on Thursday afternoon that he is ending his campaign against Republican challenger U.S. Representative Steve Daines (R-MT).

Walsh was appointed to the position by Montana governor Steve Bullock in February 2014 after Max Baucus retired from the U.S. Senate to become the U.S. ambassador to China.

Walsh said that dropping out of the race will allow him to focus on his responsibilities as a U. S. Senator until his term ends in January 2015. He said, “You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.”

"I am proud of your support, we held our opponent accountable for his hurtful record to privatize Medicare, to deny women the freedom to make their own health decisions and to sell off our public lands," said Walsh in a release to the media.

Unintended yet predictable consequences: Minnesota restaurant adds ‘minimum wage fee’

We reported something similar taking place in Washington not too long ago. This is the minimum wage in action, folks. Remember, nothing occurs in a vacuum. Whenever the government mandates that businesses pay more for employees, something must happen. That extra money must come from somewhere.

From a hilariously biased Minnesota CBS affiliate:

People eating at a Stillwater restaurant Tuesday noticed a new fee added to their bill.

Owners of the Oasis Cafe are charging a 35 cent minimum wage fee. They say it’s to offset the cost of an increased minimum wage for tipped employees.

Customers have mixed reviews about the new fee.
For some, the thought of charging customers this fee sent them to social media to vent.

“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one customer wrote on Facebook.

Another said: “It’s Oasis way of blaming our government for trying to set a fair living wage. It is political grandstanding.”

Oasis owners fired back on Facebook, saying: “Thumbing my nose at the law change, you’re right. Part of my thinking was to shine a light on this matter, which I truly believe is in the best interest of both my business and employees.”

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Again, nothing happens in a vacuum, or, as Thomas Sowell would say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

For those of you who are still a little confused on why the minimum wage literally hurts those it claims to help, here are some videos:

And it’s not just true for minimum wage, it’s true for virtually everything the government does. Whenever the government tries to do something to “help”, regardless of how well intentioned, it generally makes it and/or something else worse. This is a basic axiom.

Obama admin official deliberately deleted emails pertaining to Obamacare

Well, well well…if it isn’t yet another Obama administration official with missing emails.  This time, we already know she deleted them herself. 

from Daily Caller:

The administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deleted some of her emails and may not be able to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the flawed Obamacare rollout, CMS has warned Congress.

Marilyn Tavenner, who was appointed by President Obama to take over CMS within the Department of Health and human Services in 2013 — prior to the Obamacare rollout — deleted some of her emails and did not save hard copies as the Federal Records Act requires her to do, MSNBC reported Thursday.

Though Tavenner’s computer did not crash like ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly did, Tavenner may be unable to cooperate with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas.

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The next time you hear somebody call President Obama “the most transparent administration in history,” laugh in that person’s face.

This was a deliberate violation of Federal Law, and I cannot fathom why she still has her job.

HORROR: ISIS is “systematically beheading” Christian children in Iraq

Brutal genocide is happening in Iraq, and most of the media and figures in Washington are completely ignoring it. 

from GH World:

A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the “systematic beheading of children” and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land.  

In the interview with CNN’s Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the “world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.”  

"There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he explained. "More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."

Speaking from San Diego over Skype, Arabo called for the international community to offer asylum to the more than 300,000 Christians fleeing and living in neighboring cities. 

At a meeting in the White House last week, he said the Chaldean-American leaders and the political leaders are saying that the world should come together to stop these crimes against humanity and help alleviate the sufferings of the Iraqi people.  

"The world hasn’t seen this kind of atrocity in generations," he said. "This is a crime against humanity.  This is much broader than a community or a state. This is crime against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of."

When asked about Sunni extremists’ targeting of Christians, Arabo said that around 95 percent of Christians have fled, five percent have converted. Also, the ISIS have marked the death stamps on Christian homes, so whoever returns will get killed. 

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The media would rather broadcast Hamas’s false accusations against Israel than cover the actual genocide happening right now at the hands of Muslim extremists in Iraq.  

Top Democrat’s Joke To African Leaders: ‘I Do Not Whip People’

Good grief.  Democrats…

Playing off of his title as House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer made a joke about “whip[ping] people” to a group of African leaders visiting the U.S. for a major diplomatic summit.

“First of all, let me tell my friends from Africa, I do not whip people,” the Maryland Democrat told a crowd at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Wednesday.

Some in the audience laughed, albeit lightly.

“And if you watch ‘House of Cards,’ it is not accurate,” Hoyer continued, referencing a show aired on Netflix about the inner workings of Washington D.C. politics.

Updated list of 29 excuses for the 18 year ‘pause’ in global warming

We recently reported how climate scientists have badly missed the mark on global warming predictions, as we’ve not had any warming in nearly 18 years. Well here is a comprehensive list of excuses climate “scientists” are giving as to why they were so terribly wrong. Here are a few. Click through for all 29.

1) Low solar activity 

2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked]

3) Chinese coal use [debunked]

4) Montreal Protocol 

5) What ‘pause’? [debunked]

6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked]

7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 

8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked]

9) Stadium Waves

10) ‘Coincidence!’

Ruling: Denver gay bar discriminated against man dressed as woman

Oh man. This has got to be a nightmare of a case for unprincipled leftists (and they’re all unprincipled). What happens when a gay bar prevents a man in drag from entering? That’s quite a quandary.

From The Denver Post:

Colorado regulators say a well-known Denver gay bar discriminated against a gay man last year by denying him entry while dressed in drag, also finding the bar has a history of discriminating against women and effeminate men.

The ruling from the Civil Rights Division at the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies adds some weight to the balance scales between anti-discrimination and liquor laws that bar owners must consider for screening patrons.

"It is a really nuanced, interesting case," said Pete Meersman, president and CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association. "It seems to me that you are between a rock and a hard place."

An investigation by DORA’s division of civil rights found the bar violated Vito Marzano’s right to public accommodations on Aug. 31, 2013, when it turned him away because of his appearance, according to the document.

"The law is new and developing. I think you will see more cases that are consistent with this ruling," said Darold Killmer, a Denver-based civil rights lawyer. "I think this was a courageous decision, but a correct decision by the Civil Rights Division."

DORA is ordering The Wrangler, a high-profile uptown gay bar, to go through mediation with Marzano, according to the document obtained by The Denver Post on Monday.

Marzano, 27, showed up at the bar wearing a dress, a wig, makeup and high heels after attending a drag show. The bouncer refused to let him in, saying he could not verify that Marzano’s identity matched his identification card.

The bar claims its employees have a responsibility to not serve alcohol to people under 21 and must apply a strict identification process to do so.

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First, you have a law requiring any establishment that serves alcohol to verify that every person who enters is old enough to drink. Then there’s the law that prevents discrimination (Remember how the left celebrated that in the same city?). So what happens when these laws conflict with one another…especially when the offender is —  parish the thought — gay? If you listen closely, you can actually hear the heads of statists popping. After all, this is big government vs. big government.

I have an idea. We could celebrate liberty and just allow people and businesses to do whatever they want. That would also work, right?

IRONY: Michelle Obama says, “No one really cares what you had for lunch.”

The Nanny of school lunch apparently didn’t see the irony in her statement yesterday.

from CNS:

First lady Michelle Obama said something Wednesday that seems preposterously ironic to many American school kids: “No one really cares what you had for lunch.”

"I tease my kids," Michelle Obama said at a White House event on women’s empowerment with Laura Bush. "I tell them I want them to use Instagram to take a picture of something really important rather than their food… I mean, no one really cares what you had for lunch." The audience laughed.

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Nobody cares…except for Michelle, the tyrant of school lunches.

Feds to Spend $194K to Study Skill-Building for Male Sex Workers in Peru

Democrats keep claiming that there’s nothing left to cut in the Federal budget.  How laughable that is!

The federal government has awarded the University of California Los Angeles $193,989 in taxpayer funds to study skill-building as HIV prevention for male sex workers in Peru.

The grant was issued by the National Institute of Mental Health, a part of the National Institutes of Health, and proposes “a pilot study for a group that has been neglected in the Peruvian HIV epidemic, namely male sex workers (fletes).”

Men having sex with men in Peru have a “high burden of HIV” at 10 to 15 percent, compared to male sex workers, who have a 23 percent prevalence, researchers found.

According to the grant, recent HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) research in Peru has focused on “possible bridge populations” that include: heterosexually identified men, male sex partners of pregnant women, male clients of female sex workers, and men who have sex with men and women.

“However, there has been limited epidemiologic research and no prevention research focusing on fletes,” the grant said.