He’s like Superman… only real.
HT: Daily Caller
He’s like Superman… only real.
HT: Daily Caller
Via College Fix:
Gender-neutral pronouns have hit Harvard.
“The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ registration tool now gives students the option to choose preferred gender pronouns for the first time,” The Harvard Crimson campus newspaper reports.
On the page that typically asks students to write down their gender marker—examples of which include “male,” “female,” and “transgender”—they could also manually write in preferred gender pronouns when they registered this week. Examples on the page included “ze, hir, hirs” and “they, them, theirs.”
FAS Registrar Michael P. Burke said the change, which administrators have discussed for a number of years, was intended to “make students feel more comfortable with their gender identity” at Harvard and ease students’ relationships with faculty and advisers, some of whom will be able to see their pronoun information.
This is the list of the 34 U.S. Senators who have pledged to NOT override President Obama’s veto on a Republican plan to kill the #IranDeal. These 34 people are dirt.
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) September 2, 2015
Libs swoon uncontrollably in 3… 2… 1…
Via Washington Examiner:
In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church’s advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl.
“The mass is going to be in Spanish,” Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope’s trip to reporters.
“It’s a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is,” said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. “And he’s coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish,” added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope.
Francis, meanwhile, will use his address to Congress to call for bipartisanship, something missing for several years as Republicans and President Obama have jockeyed for power. In that speech he will speak English. […]
The cardinal said that since Spanish is his “mother tongue,” Francis feels more comfortable speaking it. The non-Hispanic mass audience will be provided translations on Jumbotrons, he added.
The main problem is a lot of them are not “refugees,” they are ISIS operatives.
The judge did, however, chastise the State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for her actions and protester pep rally tactics
A Baltimore judge has refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of a black man who was in their custody.
During a hearing Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams denied a defense motion for the charges to be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct on the part of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
The officers are facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old Gray received a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody on April 12. He died a week later.
Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse Wednesday morning, holding yellow signs with slogans including, “Stop racism now” and “Indict, convict, jail.” One banner said “Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.”
But no influence of Black Lives Matter, I’m sure…
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Some disturbing graffiti is popping up around town, emojis showing a police officer and a gun.
We’ve seen them in at least four spots in the Washington Avenue area, and we’ve gotten reports of more than that.
As you might imagine, those in uniform say it’s incredibly disturbing to see this just days after a deputy was killed while pumping gas.
HPD Union President Ray Hunt said, “I can’t believe that there are people out there so heartless and so ruthless to put something on there before this deputy is even buried. It does nothing to help to help morale in the police department and does nothing to help the Goforth family.”
The police union has ordered 10,000 bracelets printed with the words ‘Pray for police.’ Officials are hoping to distribute the bracelets to the community next week.
HT: U.S. Patriot 1776
While crafting herself a jail sentence.
Image was a paramount concern to Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, and her aides went to great lengths to warn their boss of potentially damaging reports, devise strategies to fight unflattering portrayals, and ply her with compliments after successful media appearances.
Clinton’s symbiotic, love-hate relationship with the press is hardly unique among power brokers in Washington, but dozens of her emails released this week portray an inner circle that was highly skilled at image control and ready to play the long game, building relationships with journalists and crafting a public persona that might serve her well beyond the secretary’s seat. Many of the same advisers from that era are now part of Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Thanks to Bill for the vid.
Via NY Times:
Flexing their muscles, some of the toughest anti-American voices in Iran said on Tuesday that the United States remains their country’s top enemy, guilty of “uncountable” crimes. Their remarks hinted at a developing struggle over domestic influence because of the nuclear deal with world powers.
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced plans to expand the reach of Iran’s missiles and warned that despite the nuclear deal, America was still the “same Great Satan.”
General Jafari criticized advocates of improved ties, led by the government of President Hassan Rouhani, who has repeatedly said that his administration wants a better relationship with the United States.
“We should not be cheated by the new slogans of this country,” General Jafari said, referring to the United States, during a speech at the Tehran Sarallah military base, according to the semiofficial Fars News Agency.
His remarks were echoed by Mohammad Yazdi, the head of an influential clerical council, who warned that the nuclear agreement should not portend any broader political reconciliation with the United States, which broke relations with Iran 35 years ago.
“We should not change our foreign policy of opposition to America, our No. 1 enemy, whose crimes are uncountable,” Mr. Yazdi said in a speech opening an annual meeting of the council, the Assembly of Experts, an 86-member group that in theory has the power to dismiss the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“I’m king of the world!”
Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords national park in Seward, Alaska. Photograph: (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Selfie with Obama and Bear Grylls posted on the White House’s Instagram account:
I blame the munchies. Update to this story.
The Denver Business Development Committee has unanimously approved a seven-year lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport.
Originally, the Denver City Council had placed a two-week pause on the request, citing the company’s reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage.
Now, the vote goes to the full city council for them to consider. Denver City Council’s first openly gay member Robin Kniech at the meeting on Tuesday told 9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman that her concerns were eased.
In 2012, Chick-fil-A’s president publicly reaffirmed his support of what he called the “biblical definition of the family unit” that did not include same-sex marriage. He has since said he regrets inserting the company into political debates.
Chicago officials tried to block a new Chick-fil-A location for similar reasons but relented when the chain reiterated a non-discrimination statement.
“To politicize his grievance against a movement centered on ending violence and holding police accountable for their actions.”
Note the bottom left, Doug Mills works for the New York Times.