MILWAUKEE — The parent who took a photo of a group of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed off to prom and never anticipated the image would draw such widespread condemnation.
Pete Gust, who operates Wheel Memories and has a son in the photo, said the timing sequence of the shot he took of about 60 boys outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo last spring showed the teens’ arms extended in various stages as they raised them.
“There was nothing intended in any way shape or form to simulate anything that was offensive to anyone,” Gust told The Associated Press. “If there’s any error, it was me in timing the shot.”
Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old motivational speaker in the Netherlands, has petitioned a Dutch court for permission to change his legal age by altering his birth certificate to show he was born 20 years later than he really was — to legally make him 49 rather 69 years old.
Ratelband told the Washington Post: “We can make our own decisions if we want to change our name, or if we want to change our gender. So I want to change my age. My feeling about my body and about my mind is that I’m about 40 or 45.”
Céline Dion may be on the verge of leaving Las Vegas, but she’s not slowing down.
The Québécois legend announced Tuesday she’ll be collaborating with NUNUNU designers Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg on a gender-neutral kids’ clothing line.
The new brand, which goes by the portmanteau CÉLINUNUNU, says it “liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect.”
Contrary to the tradition of free inquiry, many college students now demand the suppression of ideas they find offensive. As if to raise the stakes by transforming the issues in play into medical ones, many also claim that such ideas traumatize them. Implying as it does that offensive material doesn’t just insult decency or pollute the public realm but wounds the very psyche of those exposed to it, the term “trauma” as deployed by the critics of free inquiry has indeed taken the argument to a new level. What are we to make of the contention that students are so vulnerable that the syllabus of a lit course should carry a “trigger warning” to the effect that their psyches might suffer damage merely as a result of the reading?
OTTAWA—The symbolism, to Avi Lewis’s eye, was spot on. The leader of the federal New Democratic Party, on Bay St. on Friday morning, talking about how the “ultra-wealthy” need to pay their share.
But, for Lewis, the imagery fizzled with Jagmeet Singh’s message: a trio of policy proposals about stocks, corporate wealth and taxation that might be too technocratic to get people worked up. And if you, like Lewis, believe Canadians are ready for a firebrand version of left wing politics — a populism of the left, he says — then that’s just not going to cut it.
This is always worth a re-run – Avi Lewis gets owned by Ayaan Hirsi Al, as I recall his show didn’t long survive after this fiasco.
The suspect in the vandalism of a New York synagogue was a Democratic activist and former City Hall intern who worked on anti-hate crime issues, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
He is a “queer” black man informally adopted by a Jewish couple, and The New York Times’ charity, the Neediest Cases, helped pay for him to go to college where his focus was African American studies, according to a 2017 New York Times profile.
He internalized the White Man’s Racism!! Here’s James Polite with one of the idiot liberals who paid for his education.
Like the tip of the iceberg, the truth finally emerges
The Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRMV) admits that the extreme left causes violence.
Herman Deparice Okomba – blames Kurds for “left wing”violence.
“However, Okomba eventually admitted that the issue of violent actions and words generated by the extreme left is currently of concern to CPRMV analysts. “We have quite a lot of young people from these [far-left] currents who have gone to join the Kurds [in Syria] and who have returned to Quebec and who have participated in [paramilitary] events with the Kurds and who make comments that worry us, “he conceded.”
Anna Ayers, a student government leader at Ohio University, reported finding threatening messages in the drawer of her desk a few weeks ago.
Ayers, an LGBT student, said the three notes were “hateful, harassing,” according to The Post Athens, a student-run news outlet, and made specific attacks on her sexual identity.
“Senate will never be the same for me,” Ayers told The Post of the notes, the first of which she said appeared Sept. 27 in her desk at the Student Senate. “The friendships will continue to grow, and our successes will always evoke pride, but the memory of my time in senate and at OU will be marred by this experience. We will all have a memory of a time when this body failed one of its own.”
At some point, America’s high schools, liberals arts colleges, and universities got taken over by Leftist radicals, who starting in the 1960s had burrowed into the system as eternal graduate students and who gradually emerged, like parasites, to devour their hosts. The result has been increasingly politicized, feminized institutions that, in many cases, bear almost no resemblance to their original incarnations besides their names. They’ve become an expensive parody of education, some costing into six figures per year, all in. Obsessed with “social justice,” they bristle with diversity administrators and other barnacles; teaching has become secondary to the schools’ primary mission of ideological indoctrination; and the diploma has become simply a very expensive certificate of attendance, different from a mail-order diploma mill only in the prestige of the name on the piece of paper.
White women are scum. That’s the message of a column published by the New York Times on Saturday. Written by Alexis Grenell, and titled ‘White Women, Come Get Your People’, the piece is an unhinged screed against the ‘gender traitors’ who apparently make up the vast bulk of white womankind.
“Your ancestors did not pour out their blood, sweat and tears so that we could sit at home while others try to erase their legacy and destroy our proud American heritage,” Trump said. “That’s what the Democrats are trying to do with their crazy policies.”
Speaking with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC on Monday about climate change, California Governor Jerry Brown consistently ratcheted up his attack on President Trump, first saying he was not normal, then calling him an “enabler of climate negligence” and “saboteur,” and finally snapping, “Something’s got to happen to this guy, because if we don’t get rid of him, he’s going to undermine America and even the world.”