Thursday April 26, 2018

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Student carrying Trump flag assaulted during school walkout

A student carrying a flag emblazoned with the word “Trump” was assaulted outside of a high school in Minneapolis during Wednesday’s National School Walkout, police said. The flag-waving student was confronted by two classmates at Southwest High School as students gathered outside early Wednesday to protest gun violence.  More…

Parents Grill School Board Over Kindergarten Transgender Discussions

The Rocklin, CA Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl”  More…

High School Teacher On Leave After Questioning School Shooting Walkout

A Rocklin, CA High School teacher is on paid administrative leave over her views about the national school walk out. The teacher said it was only appropriate to talk to her class about the politics of organized protests, ahead of the school walkout. But she says the school disagreed with her views and told her to stay home Wednesday morning.  More…

ESPN president brought down by cocaine extortion plot

John Skipper was forced to resign at ESPN after he was extorted by a person he bought cocaine from. Skipper’s departure from ESPN in December sent shockwaves through the industry, and the abrupt nature of it is now clear. “They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well,” Skipper said.  More…

Elizabeth Warren refuses DNA test to prove Native American heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren batted down calls for her to take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage in an interview that aired Sunday. “I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said of her ancestry on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  More…

Coffee shop refuses to serve uniformed police officers

An Oakland, Calif., coffee shop won’t serve cops in uniform — and police say they are using it as a teachable moment. The employee-owned Hasta Muerte Coffee recently sent a letter to the local police union declaring it “does not serve the police” after denying service to a sergeant who came in for a cup of joe.  More…

Retired sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job.  More…

God begs Oprah to run for President in 2020

Papa John’s takes another NFL hit: Peyton Manning

The hits keep on coming for Papa John’s. Two days before the NFL dropped the pizza chain as its official sponsor last week, Peyton Manning relinquished his stake in 31 Papa John’s locations in the Denver area, the Denver Post reported Monday.  More…

NRA: To every Hollywood phony ‘Time’s Up’-inspired ad targeting celebs amid Oscars

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch promoted her new television show with a controversial message on Twitter on Sunday. In a video, Loesch calls out "every lying member of the media," "every Hollywood phony," and "the role-model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents." She tells them, "Your time is running out."  More…

Jennifer Lawrence is a middle school dropout

Jennifer Lawrence is a lot of things — an Oscar winner, a bona fide movie star, an outspoken advocate for women — but she isn’t a high school graduate. “I dropped out of middle school,” the “Red Sparrow” star, 27, said. “I don’t technically have a GED or a diploma. I am self-educated.” She explained, “I struggled through school. I never felt very smart.  More…

New ‘Peter Rabbit’ movie called out for bullying

Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character’s allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. On Sunday, Sony Pictures said in a statement that the film "should not have made light" of a character being allergic to blackberries "even in a cartoonish" way.  More…

NYU served ‘racially insensitive’ Black History Month meal

New York University served up a “Black History Month” meal at one of its dining halls — complete with watermelon-flavored water and collard greens — and had to apologize when students called the school out for playing into racist stereotypes.  More…

Trump considers pulling ICE out of California to let the state learn

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he’s considering pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers out of California. Why? Because he feels the state is giving his administration “no help” in targeting the violent MS-13 gang, especially in Los Angeles.  More…

Downtown San Francisco filled with diseased streets, needles, and feces

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.  More…