Wisconsin Of University Declares Term “America Is A Melting pot” A Racial Microaggression….

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Joining their fellow lib academics at the University of California.

Via College Fix:

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have advised faculty that the term “America is a melting pot” is a racial microaggression.

The common phrase was among a list of examples of so-called racial microaggressions used “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” a campus official told The College Fix in an email.

Other phrases on the list included: “You are a credit to your race,” “where are you from,” “there is only one race, the human race,” “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” and “everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough.”

The list is very similar to a list of microaggressions distributed by University of California system administrators in voluntary faculty trainings held over the last school year. That list suggested similar phrases to the ones distributed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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Flashback 2004: Obama, “I’m Not A Supporter Of Gay Marriage”

Not-so-much these days for Captain Fabulous.

(CNSNews.com) – During his U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, Barack Obama was asked by a local Illinois reporter about his stand on same-sex marriage.

Candidate Obama said he did not support it and that the institution of marriage has “religious roots” and “strong tradition” and as such is important to Americans.

“I have been very clear on this,” Obama told a television reporter at a Springfield, Ill., campaign event. “I have said I am not a supporter of gay marriage.

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McRINO’s Talentless Hack Offspring Meghan McCain Thinks She’s Exposed The “Proud Christians Trolling Me” As Hypocrites, Fails Miserably…

Apparently Meghan has never heard of these things called “time zones.”

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Obama Admin To Allow Transgender Men To Live With Real Women In Immigration Detention Facilities…

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Looks like that heckler got his way.

Via Fusion:

U.S. immigration officials on Monday announced transgender detainees will for the first time be able to be housed in detention facilities that match their gender identity.

The update is part of an 18-page guide unveiled today that details how U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and contractors should interact with transgender immigrants in custody.

“We believe this guidance is the most comprehensive for transgender individuals in any custodial entity,” Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, the deputy assistant director for custody programs for ICE, told Fusion in a telephone interview Monday.

The announcement comes less than a week after an undocumented transgender woman named Jennicet Gutiérrez interrupted President Obama’s speech at a White House pride event.

“President Obama, release all LGBTQ immigrants from detention,” Gutiérrez told the president.

Also last week 35 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson urging him to end the detention of LGBT undocumented immigrants.”

United Church Of Christ Passes Resolution Condemning Redskins “Demeaning” Name…

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No bigger issues to worry about?

(HuffPo) – Add the United Church of Christ to the list of organizations that want the District of Columbia’s professional football team to drop its controversial name. The church approved a resolution Monday calling on the team to change its name and asking its members to boycott the Washington team’s games and merchandise until it stops using the word “Redskins.”

“The use of the term ‘Redskins’ for the team mascot and nickname of the Washington football team is offensive and causes direct harmful effects to the public health and well-being of the Native American population,” Rev. Linda Jaramillo said in a statement announcing the decision.

“This movement has been coming for a long time,” Jaramillo, a UCC national officer, told The Huffington Post.

The “heartfelt, emotional” vote at the biennial meeting of the UCC’s national decision-making body in Cleveland followed the testimony of a Native American member who was “deeply troubled by the demeaning caricatures of her brothers and sisters,” Jaramillo said. Pointing to the church’s past activism in the civil rights movement and other social justice causes, Jaramillo said fighting discrimination “is in our DNA,” and that watching the team make money off of a stereotype the church sees as degrading is “more than we can bear.”

The UCC, which has more than a million members across the United States, first passed a resolution condemning Native American mascots at all levels of sports in 1991.

Last year, the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference, which includes member churches in D.C., approved a resolution targeting the city’s NFL team, starting a conversation that culminated in Monday’s vote by the national leadership body.

Hillary Hires Black Outreach Coordinator, Rachel Dolezal Unavailable For Comment…

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The Scooby Van chauffeur needs company during those “road trips.”

Via Washington Examiner:

Hillary Clinton has hired new black coalitions director LaDavia Drane, to conduct research on black voters for her 2016 presidential campaign.

Drane will serve as the primary liaison between the campaign and the African-American community nationwide, according to Buzzfeed News. Drane will join Clinton’s national political team, working alongside political director Amanda Renteria, deputy national director Brynne Craig and director of state campaigns and political engagement Marlon Marshall.

Barack Obama not only won overwhelming majorities among black and Hispanic voters in 2008 and 2012, he was able to turn out minorities in record numbers. Clinton is working to recreate this diverse coalition in 2016, after doing poorly among black voters during the 2008 Democratic primaries.

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OPM Shuts Down Background Check Database Over Flaw…

A flaw and not a glitch. Received my snail mail notification that my information was hacked and how to protect myself from further identity theft. Update to this story.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China announced on Monday the temporary shutdown of a massive database used to update and store background investigation records after newly discovering a flaw that left the system vulnerable to additional breaches.

There is no evidence the vulnerability has been exploited by hackers, agency spokesman Samuel Schumach said in a statement, adding that the Office of Personnel Management took the step protectively. He said the system could be shut down for four to six weeks.

Hackers suspected of working for the Chinese government are believed to have stolen records for as many as 18 million current and former federal employees and contractors last year. Detailed background investigations for security clearances of military and intelligence agency employees were among the documents taken.

The shutdown announced Monday is expected to hamper agencies’ ability to initiate investigations for new employees and contractors, as well as renewal investigations for security clearances, Schumach said.

But, he added, the federal government will still be able to hire, and in some cases grant clearances on an interim basis.

The database is known as e-QIP, short for Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing.

HT: Puppy Momma

NBC Hack Savannah Guthrie Asks Ted Cruz If He Opposes Interracial Marriage…

Unreal.

HT: Newsbusters

Officer ‘Pays It Forward’ With Gift For Little Girl Running Lemonade Stand

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Via Today:

A 9-year-old Ohio girl used a lemonade stand this week to help her raise money to buy an electronic tablet to help with schoolwork — and maybe play a few video games. She failed to raise enough money to meet her goal, but she got the device anyway, thanks to a thirsty police officer.

Rising fourth grader Gabrielle Garcar was tending to her lemonade stand Monday at her grandmother’s condo building when Zak Ropos stopped by for a cup. When the Lake County sheriff’s deputy learned what the girl planned to do with the money she raised, he pulled her mother aside.

“I told her, ‘I have an old iPad at home. I’ll go home and see what I can do with it,'” he told TODAY.com. But once home, Ropos realized the device no longer worked, so he headed to Best Buy and purchased a brand-new electronic tablet.

“She’s 9 years old and she’s willing to work for what she wants, and I found that very admirable of her,” said Ropos, 22. “I knew her lemonade stand wasn’t probably going to bring in enough money for a tablet, but seeing that she was willing to work for what she wanted, I was willing to help her. People have helped me out in my life, so it was kind of like a pay-it-forward type thing.”

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Chris Christie Teases His Presidential Announcement, “Telling It Like It Is”

He is supposed to announce tomorrow.

Another Weekend Block Party Shooting In Detroit, Teens Wounded…

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Social Justice Warriors avoiding Detroit. Last weekend had 11 shot and one killed at a block party.

Via Detroit News

After a second bloody weekend that saw multiple shooting deaths and injuries, including a 14-year-old boy at a large party, Detroit’s police chief vowed to step up enforcement.

Shootings at parties where there have been more than 200 people have “become an increasing concern for us,” Chief James Craig said during a press conference at Public Safety Headquarters downtown.

“We’re working on getting intelligence as to why it happened.”

Five people were shot at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at a gathering at a car wash at Gratiot and Whithorn. That followed a quadruple shooting at about 11 p.m. Saturday during a party near an apartment complex at Conner and Shoemaker.

The victims of both incidents were expected to recover, Craig said.

On June 20, 11 were shot at a block party on a basketball court at Webb and Dexter. A 19-year-old was killed.

Police have not received much cooperation from citizens in any of the three shootings, and no arrests have been made, Craig said.

“It’s kind of a recent anomaly that we had three separate large-scale events and haven’t gotten any information,” he said.[…]

Craig said he will work with city officials to see if revamping the city ordinances governing block parties might help stem the violence, but he said that’s not a priority.

“The ordinances do work,” he said. “We have to be aware that there’s going to be a block party. We encourage parties. We want neighbors to enjoy their neighborhoods. But the police department needs to be aware of it, because we do monitor those to make sure they’re safe events.

Anyone who wants to hold a block party must inform the police precinct and get a permit. However, there are also large parties that take place without permits, and Craig said he doesn’t want officers breaking those up if they’re peaceful.

“This is a festive time of the year, and we’re not going to be going through neighborhoods shutting down parties. That’s just not feasible,” he said. “Should we know there are parties going on? Absolutely, if for no other reason than to let the folks who are enjoying the festive time of the year know that we’re there.”

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Video: Hillary’s Cribs Shock Young People

Nothing wrong with being rich, but there is something wrong when you claim to be ‘dead broke’, sanctimoniously tout ‘income inequality’ and claim to be for everyday Americans while living it up like a rock star.

Via Campus Reform:

Hillary Clinton has vowed to be a champion for “everyday Americans.”

The former Secretary of State—who once described herself and husband Bill Clinton as “dead broke”—kicked off her campaign on June 13 and in her 45-minute speech on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, Clinton delivered a message similar to her initial presidential announcement.

“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times,” Clinton said in the video announcement on April 12. “But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

So what do Millennials think of a candidate who criticizes the “1 percent,” but simultaneously owns multi-million dollar properties in Washington, D.C. and New York and spends her summers in the Hamptons? Campus Correspondent Cabot Phillips took to the streets of our nation’s capitol to find out in Campus Reform’s debut of “Candidate’s Cribs.”

Park Service Removes Confederate Flags From Fort Sumter…

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The battle is nearing.

Via WISTV

The Confederate flag is no longer flying over Fort Sumter.

The National Park Service said the flag, along with other historic replicas, was taken down last week in the wake of the Charleston church shooting when Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the American flag lowered to half-staff.

Officials with Fort Sumter say the flag will not be going back up.

They also say they have decided to remove Confederate flag items from the Fort’s gift shop.

The Fort Sumter National Monument Park also includes Fort Moultrie and the Charles Pinckney National historic site.

Confederate forces fired on the Union-held fort on April 12, 1861, the moment that served as the start of the American Civil War. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours after the first shots, according to the National Park Service.

Judge Orders Brady Center To Pay Ammo Dealer’s Legal Fees After Dismissing ‘Propaganda’ Lawsuit

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Hope the dealer had very expensive lawyers…

Via Free Beacon:

A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting.

The order, which was issued last week, comes after Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the gun control group’s suit that sought to hold Lucky Gunner legally responsible for the 2012 shooting. The Brady Center had argued in their suit that the way Lucky Gunner sells ammunition is “unreasonably dangerous and create a public nuisance.”

“A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse,” Brady Center’s Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. “If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes.”

Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Center’s argument. He said the suit was filed for propaganda purposes. “It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order,” he said in his order.

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SCOTUS Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold, Clinics To Remain Open…

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Black robed Social Justice Warriors legislating from the bench.

Via Texas Tribune

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed 10 of the state’s 19 abortion facilities.

Abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013 — and set to go into effect Wednesday — would have required Texas’ abortion facilities to meet hospital-like standards, including minimum sizes for rooms and doorways, pipelines for anesthesia and other infrastructure. The nine Texas abortion clinics that meet those standards are all in major metropolitan areas.

On June 9, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most provisions of the state’s strict abortion law, and then denied a request from abortion providers to delay the implementation of the abortion restrictions until they appealed to the high court. Abortion providers then turned to the Supreme Court, asking it to intervene before the restrictions went into effect.

Attorneys for the abortion providers said that the Supreme Court’s order also blocked the state from enforcing a separate provision of the law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. The Supreme Court restored a lower court’s ruling striking down both provisions of the law statewide, the attorneys said.

The appellate court had carved out an exception from most of the hospital-like standards for the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen and granted one of the McAllen clinic’s doctors a reprieve from the admitting privileges requirement.[…]

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, the state’s former attorney general, said Texas would continue fighting for “higher-quality healthcare standards” and the unborn, and that he was confident the Supreme Court would rule in the state’s favor.

The abortion law “was a constitutional exercise of Texas’ lawmaking authority that was correctly and unanimously upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Abbott said in a statement.

The high court voted 5-4 to put the ruling on hold, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito voting against the delay.

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Time: Now Is The Time To Eliminate Tax Exempt Status For Religious Institutions

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Next on the list…

Via Time:

The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits

Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.”

But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that a school could lose tax-exempt status if its policies violated “fundamental national public policy.” So far, the Bob Jones reasoning hasn’t been extended to other kinds of discrimination, but someday it could be. I’m a gay-rights supporter who was elated by Friday’s Supreme Court decision — but I honor Sen. Lee’s fears.

I don’t, however, like his solution. And he’s not going to like mine. Rather than try to rescue tax-exempt status for organizations that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality, we need to take a more radical step. It’s time to abolish, or greatly diminish, their tax-exempt statuses.

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Former CIA Dep Director Mike Morell: Nothing Routine About 4th Of July Terror Warning, Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Attack

Via CBS:

Warnings like Friday’s advisory of potential attacks against the U.S. during the Fourth of July weekend are routine, says CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell, but said “there’s nothing routine about this particular one to me.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re sitting here a week from today talking about an attack over the weekend in the United States. That’s how serious this is,” Morell said Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

The former CIA deputy director said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security’s recent bulletin resonated with him for two reasons. One note for concern, he said, is the large number of people who align themselves with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“There’s been about 50 people in the last 12 months who have been arrested in the United States for being radicalized by ISIS, wanting to go fight there or wanting to conduct an attack here,” Morell said.

He’s also worried about ISIS’ “call to arms” for attacks against the terror group’s enemies during Ramadan.

Since January 2015, there have been 24 ISIS-linked plots against Western targets — an increase from 19 in all of 2014.

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Tantrum-Throwing #BlackLivesMatter Protests Chicago Gay Pride Parade, #BlackOutPride

Black Lives Matter is so annoying, even leftist Pride folk have to tell police to get them the heck out of there…

LAKEVIEW — The 2015 Chicago Pride Parade came to a grinding halt around 1:45 p.m. Sunday as protesters staged a “die-in” to draw attention to the challenges facing LGBT communities of color.

About 15 protesters, most wearing black shirts sporting #BlackOutPride logos, were marching in the parade before they reached Addison and Halsted streets. Then, some laid down on the ground and others sat in a circle around them, bringing the parade to a stop.

They chanted “Black lives matter” and “Stonewall was a f—ing riot,” a reminder of June 1969 riots for LGBT rights in New York that led to pride parades in Chicago and around the country.

After the pause in the parade progression was noted by the crowd, some booed, while other cheered the protesters.

Police officers spoke to a woman who appeared to lead the protesters, who refused to disband at officers’ request. After about 10 minutes, about six of the protesters were led away from the intersection in handcuffs and taken to the Town Hall police district, 850 W. Addison St.

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Apparently corporations and news are bad. Except when you want them to listen to you or use their products to promote your cause…

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Best sign? “Rainbows are just reflected WHITE light”, translation, all you gay white folk are racist.

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HT: Sooper Mexican

Uber Driver Ignores Company Anti-Gun Edict, Shoots Passenger Who Allegedly Was Choking Him

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But I thought they were supposed to be gun-free?

Clearwater, Florida — Clearwater Police are investigating a shooting at Clearwater Beach Sunday night.

Police say an Uber driver picked up a customer around 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Mandalay Avenue and the two got into an argument which turned physical. At one point, the passenger, 74-year-old Steven Rayow, reportedly started choking the driver, 60-year-old Marc Gregory Mermel.

Mermel, who has a concealed weapons permit, then pulled a gun from his waist area. As the struggle continued, the gun went off, hitting Rayow in the foot. Rayow was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and treated for the gunshot wound.

The investigation continues.

HT: Indy1826

Grotesquely Obese Lib Elitist Michael Moore: Americans Are “A People Who Pride Themselves On Being Ignorant”…

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Speaking of ignorant.

Via Michael Moore:

It was one of those weeks, this past week. A week in which we witnessed profound history being made. A week when a large chunk was taken out of the wall of hate that criss-crosses this country, a nation founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves. A people who pride themselves on being ignorant, and thus are easily manipulated with fear by those in power. We know the routine, we’ve tallied up the score.

But now…

There is massive change in the air. While angry white men stew and wonder what happened to their roost, the young, the women, the working poor, the people of color have forged an intense political bond. Having raised their voices higher, having suddenly been filled more with a sense of hope than one of despair, this alliance is now poised to catapult further. Even in a month of unspeakable tragedy in the birthplace of the Civil War, the race war that one young man who was inspired by the politics of hate had hoped to ignite saw his sick dream backfire into a (nonviolent) war against racists. Blacks and whites have held hands in Charleston. Wal-mart and NASCAR have eliminated the Confederate flag. Two republicans on the Supreme Court have voted to support the vision of the black man who lives in a white house down the street. That wall of hate, devoid of any healthy foundation, has begun to crumble. It’s a new America that is fighting its way out of the cocoon. On Thursday the Census Bureau announced that, for the first time ever, there are more millennials than baby boomers in the Untied States — and, for the first time, there are now more children under 5 who are of color than those who are white. The paradigm has shifted; all we had to do was stay active, stay engaged, refrain from hate and then watch the decrepit right-wing ideology wither and fall off its mysoginist, homophobic, white-privileged vine. It is a New America, but it is not a free America – yet. Free of corporate control, free of Citizens United, free of income inequality, free of an ongoing environmental catastrophe, free of Jeb Bush, free of profit-making health insurance companies, free of a privatized prison system, free of a failed war on drugs, free of the scourge of capitalism.

No, we’re not free yet. But it’s the closest we’ve ever been.

I’m ready for Week Two. How ’bout you? What else can we make happen before America’s 239th birthday this coming Saturday?