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Texas school district approves paddling misbehaving students

Officials at a Texas school district have approved a controversial new disciplinary practice on students: paddling. The Three Rivers Independent School board of trustees in South Texas approved the policy Tuesday, which would allow for paddles to be used as corporal punishment against misbehaving students. Corporal punishment is defined by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) as “deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.” Parents have the opportunity to opt in or out of the policy by providing both written and verbal consent, according to the Caller-Times. Students whose parents have approved of corporal punishment “will receive one paddling for his or her infraction when they misbehave at school.” “If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion,” the school district’s superintendent Mary Springs told the Caller-Times. Corporal punishment is legal in Texas. TCTA’s websites states administrators can use the disciplinary measure if approved by the board of trustees and the students’ parents. The policy at Three Rivers Independent School District is expected to begin at the start of the 2017-2018 school year, KHOU reported.

Texas..still on the cutting age of common sense.

Hollywood producer: Conservatives need to go to the movies or lose the culture war

If conservatives want any shot at influencing the culture, they need to go to the movies. Not buy DVDs. Pay for movie tickets to right-tilting feature films. “We need your help. When a movie comes to the theaters, you have to go see it,” said Hollywood director-producer John Sullivan told the crowd at the Western Conservative Summit. “We get two weeks in the theaters and then it’s gone,” he said. “The executives in Hollywood, we could sell 20 million DVDs and they wouldn’t care. We could have 100 million YouTube [views] and they wouldn’t care. We do $10 million at the box office, and they’re all going to pay attention.” There’s a ripe opportunity with the anticipated February release of “Gosnell,” co-produced by Mr. Sullivan, which tells the story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s 2013 trial on murder charges stemming from the deaths of a female patient and newborn infants at his Philadelphia abortion clinic. “We’re hoping to shake up Hollywood with that movie coming out,” Mr. Sullivan said. He gave an advance screening Saturday of the “Gosnell” trailer, which plays like an episode of “Law & Order,” with both a police investigation and a courtroom drama. “The fact that it’s a feature film carries more political and cultural weight than anything else,” Mr. Sullivan said. Conservative documentaries like “America” and “2016: Obama’s America,” both of which Mr. Sullivan directed with Dinesh D’Souza, have outperformed expectations, but in terms of impact, nothing beats a theatrical release.

Agreed..   So, get out there and support those efforts when you can!  To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

Gorka: MSM Hosts Like Jake Tapper Still ‘Licking Their Wounds’ from Beatdowns

Dr. Sebastian Gorka said legacy media hosts in the “fake news industrial complex” are still “licking their wounds” after sparring with him this month. President Donald Trump’s deputy assistant made his remarks to Sean Hannity this week on his Fox News program while Hannity was discussing Gorka’s impressive string of legacy media beatdowns. Gorka said he was more than game for more battles with legacy media hosts in the “fake news industrial complex.” This month, Gorka schooled CNN dunce Chris Cuomo on Indonesia and Egypt, reminded Alisyn Camerota that Nick at Nite has more viewers than CNN, and taught the feeble Anderson Cooper a lesson about Walter Cronkite. Before leaving for his Paris trip, Trump reportedly said to West Wing aides: “Did you see Gorka? So great, I mean really, truly great.” Gorka, who has said he is willing to be the White House’s “pit bull” against the “fake news media,” has reportedly emerged as Trump’s favorite defender on television. But Gorka’s greatest victory this month may have come against CNN’s smug Jake Tapper, who was essentially a Hillary Clinton operative masquerading as an objective journalist throughout most of the 2016 campaign. During his July 13 appearance on The Lead, Gorka slammed Ben Rhodes, former President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, for enabling Obama’s “disastrous” foreign policy. Rhodes was apparently responsible, for instance, for spreading the Obama administration’s lies about the Benghazi attacks. When Gorka blasted Rhodes, who he pointed out had “a masters degree in fictional writing,” Tapper interjected and snidely told Gorka that he was sure Rhodes “would put his graduate degree against yours any day of the week.” Tapper’s remark was a textbook example of why Americans do not trust and hate legacy media hosts like Tapper who try to snooker the public into believing that they are neutral when they are in fact more akin to rasslin’ announcers who do everything they can to get their liberal allies “over” with the audience while undermining conservatives. Rhodes has a masters degree in creative writing. Gorka has a masters in international relations and diplomacy and a PhD in political science. Tapper may have a masters degree in “fake news.” After tweeting that Gorka had too much time on his hands, Tapper promptly humiliated Rhodes by revealing that Rhodes had chickened out and would not debate Gorka. Hannity then said he would gladly host a debate between Messrs. Gorka and Rhodes, but Gorka responded: “Right now looks like @brhodes prefers to hide.” “Understandable given indefensible polices he birthed,” Gorka added. On Saturday, Americans protested in front of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, denouncing the “fake news” CNN for “destroying our culture.”

Jake Tapper is such an obnoxious tool…  And, c’mon..  We’d ALL like to see DR. Gorka’s grad degrees stacked up against Ben’s all day long!  Jake didn’t do his homework…again.  Typical liberal, lazy, lack of real journalism.  Does anyone actually watch Jake?  What a moron..  No wonder people are out picketing CNN’s hq in Atlanta.  I toured it several years ago.  Not very impressive..  If you want to tour something in Atlanta, I’d recommend the Coca Cola hq facilities instead.  Much better!    🙂

Michael Phelps says great white shark was toughest foe ever

Michael Phelps retired from competitive swimming following the 2016 Summer Games in Rio as the most decorated Olympian of all time — with 28 medals, including 23 gold. But Phelps’ most recent race – which will air Sunday on the Discovery channel – featured his most challenging opponent — a great white shark. “It was a tough a race, probably the hardest race I’ve ever had,” Phelps told Fox News, declining to disclose the outcome. Though Phelps has lost very few races in his career, not many people gave him a chance against the shark — perhaps because great whites can reach speeds up to 25 mph, while Phelps clocks in around 6 mph, per ESPN. Not even Phelps’ Olympic teammate, Ryan Lochte, had faith that Phelps could outswim the shark. “Hell no,” Lochte told TMZ. Swimming in open water, “with current and cold water,” was also a big adjustment from the typical pool setting, Phelps said. However, Discovery outfitted the Olympian with some technology to help even the odds. “We were able to add some help with the monofin, and being able to have a wetsuit gave a little bit of help towards me,” Phelps said. “I think the odds are pretty stacked in the shark’s favor, but you guys will have to wait and see, to see what happens.” The 100-meter race took place off Cape Town, South Africa, and had been on 32-year-old Phelps’ bucket list “forever,” he said. “It was honestly just something I’ve always wanted to do, being in the water with a shark,” Phelps said. “Whether it’s in a cage, or just swimming freely in the ocean. … Having the chance to literally see these animals up close and personal in their home, it topped so many things that I’ve done — just being able to see how they truly are. “I was literally within a foot from two different sharks that were that close to my face — one in a cage, one out of the cage.” Phelps wasn’t the first Olympian to test his skill against an animal. Track and field legend Jesse Owens once outran a horse in Havana – after getting a 40-yard head start. So, who knows? Maybe Phelps has a shot after all. “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White” will air at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on Discovery, as part of the channel’s annual “Shark Week.”

Bill Nye ‘The Old People Must Die To Save The Planet Guy’

Bill Nye has a new nickname. It’s not as snappy as his old one, “the Science Guy,” but it’s a lot more accurate. Nye wants all the old people to die, preferably sooner rather than later, because they stand in the way of his holy mission to save the planet from climate change. He told the LA Times: ” Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational. So we’re just going to have to wait for those people to “age out,” as they say. “Age out” is a euphemism for “die.” But it’ll happen, I guarantee you — that’ll happen.” Perhaps he could have some help from his zany colleague Marcello Arguello, a stand-up comedian who writes scripts for his Emmy-nominated [lol] show Bill Nye Saves The World. Arguello apparently shares his enthusiasm for some kind of old peoples’ cull, as she recently confided to her friends on Twitter in the wake of the Congressional baseball shootings. “If a few old ass conservative white men have to die in order to get the gun control issue discussed, then I’m willing to take that risk.” She subsequently deleted the tweet but expressed no regrets for the sentiment. Elsewhere in his LA Times interview, Nye was given space to rehearse many of his favorite straw men arguments about climate change. Like the one about climate skepticism being the same as not believing in the moon landings.

Bill Nye is a complete fraud..  Anyway, to read the rest of this excellent op/ed by James Delingpole, click on the text above.

ICE chief: 80% jump in illegal targets, readies national ‘sanctuary’ crackdown

Empowered by a president who has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement,” the nation’s chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he’s planning to deploy more agents and resources to “sanctuary cities” to arrest illegal criminals. Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an interview that since Trump entered office, illegal border crossings have crashed by almost 70 percent, “an historic low,” arrests inside the country have jumped 40 percent and that demands for illegal criminals in local jails has skyrocketed 80 percent. “You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had,” said Homan, the former chief ICE enforcement boss and a 30-year immigration agency veteran. He said that the change in immigration enforcement has been radical — and welcome — under Trump. “You’d think everybody would be celebrating these policies,” he said during the 45-minute interview in his office. One group he says are cheering: Border Patrol and ICE agents. “Now they have meaning to their jobs,” said Homan. “What this president has done is taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement officers who are charged with enforcing immigration laws,” he added. The drop in illegal crossings has given ICE a chance to redirect resources to interior United States and immigrants locked up in jails, illegally working jobs and on the run. A key target is the 300-plus sanctuary cities and counties that do not cooperate with ICE and ignore requests that they detail criminal illegals for ICE arrest and deportation proceedings. Homan called sanctuaries “ludicrous,” adding, “In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law.” A New York native who took his first immigration job during the Reagan administration, Homan said that he plans to flood sanctuary cities with agents. He has been OK’d to hire 10,000 new agents and many will help track down illegals in those havens. “The president recognizes that you’ve got to have a true interior enforcement strategy to make it uncomfortable for them,” he said. He ripped cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco that refuse to let ICE officers into jails to seize illegal criminals. He explained that it is much safer for ICE targets, police and citizens to make the arrest in jails than on city streets. What’s more, he said that the sanctuary policies create more fear in immigrant communities by forcing ICE agents to hunt down fugitives at their homes or work. “I’m going to arrest him and anybody else with him because there is no population off the table any more. So if you really want to tap down the fear in the immigrant community, I would think the counties would want me in their jails,” he said. Homan testified before Congress recently that under Trump, no illegal immigrant is safe from deportation, though the administration is prioritizing criminals, fugitives, threats to national security and those who illegally reentered the U.S. “I don’t think that there is a magic number that we need to get to,” said Homan. “What I want to get to is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business. We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do. But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable,” he added.

USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS “engaged in systemic violations” of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a “bias” favoring the union’s 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., brought constituent complaints to the OSC in October. The constituent, identified as a USPS employee, was concerned the Postal Service “incurred unnecessary overtime costs” and “improperly coordinated” with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) when it released members for several weeks of “union official” leave without pay to participate in campaign work. “The Labor 2016 program sought to ‘elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country,’” the report said, citing campaign work like door-to-door canvassing, phone banks and other get-out-the-vote efforts. According to the report, roughly 97 NALC members requested the leave without pay to participate. The NALC, which endorsed Clinton last June, compensated those USPS workers using the Letter Carrier Political Fund, the union’s PAC. According to the report, 82 percent of the work took place in 2016 battleground states: Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Officials at multiple levels apparently were involved. According to OSC Acting Special Counsel Adam Miles, the NALC provided lists of letter carriers to participate in campaign activity to a senior headquarters USPS labor relations official, who then emailed the lists to other USPS officials across the country. According to Miles, the local officials “interpreted the communications as directives” from USPS headquarters to release the carriers on union official leave without pay. According to the report, local supervisors raised concerns about the impact this would have on postal operations and initially objected to releasing them, but USPS managers instructed local supervisors to let the workers participate. “We concluded that the USPS practice of facilitating and directing carrier releases for the union’s political activity resulted in an institutional bias in favor of NALC’s endorsed political candidates, which the Hatch Act prohibits,” Miles said in prepared testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on the matter.

Wow…  This is huge!  IF true, people should be fired, fined heavily, and go to prison.  This story is developing…