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Florida Democrats Fuming Over Chick-fil-A Voter Registration Drive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/1/2016 at 7:00pm
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As you likely recall,  we’ve been covering the the progressive left’s problem with Chick-fil-A dating back several years.  To celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, we requested and then published reader Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photos.  Good times.

In Florida, Chick-fil-A is spear-heading a voter registration drive that has local Democrats fuming.

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Rubio, Heck Stop To Assist Victims of Car Crash

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/1/2016 at 5:30pm

The Senator and Congressman were just driving along and saw people in need of assistance, so they stopped to help.

The Wheeling News Register reports:

Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, two members of Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Joe Heck, stopped along Interstate 70 near The Highlands after seeing the wreckage of the...

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Bulgaria bans the burka

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:30pm 10/1/2016 at 3:30pm
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Banning the burka is catching on in Europe, as we reported the other day, Swiss Parliament Votes to Ban Burqas in Public. Here is another report, this time from Bulgaria.

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Man Yells ‘Bill Clinton is a Rapist’ on Fox News

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/1/2016 at 1:30pm

A man jumped behind the hosts of Fox News’s Fox & Friends on Saturday morning and yelled, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!”

Security grabbed the m...

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Milo Yiannopolous Event at Florida Atlantic U. Cancelled Over Death Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/1/2016 at 12:00pm
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Milo Yiannopolous is challenging the progressive status quo on college campuses and lots of people don’t like it but death threats? Really?

The Daily Caller reports:

Death Threat Prompts Milo Yiannopolous To Cancel Event

A death threat that the FBI deemed “credible” has prompted Milo Yiannopolous to cancel an event at Florida Atlantic University.

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Pew: Lowest Level of Support for the Death Penalty in Decades

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Somewhat surprisingly, only 49% of Americans now support the death penalty for those convicted of murder.  However, 72% of Republicans still support it.

Pew reports:

Only about half of Americans (49%) now favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder, while 42% oppose it. Support has dropped 7 percentage points since March...

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UNC Chapel Hill Marked First Amendment Day With Panel on Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00am 10/1/2016 at 10:00am

Only on a college campus, could the First Amendment be celebrated by talking about the importance of safe spaces.

Campus Reform reported:

UNC student panel praises safe spaces for First Amendment Day

Students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill marked First Amendment Day with a panel discussion about trigger warnings, safe spaces,...

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Ohio U. President Freaks Out When Students Put Pro-Trump Message on Free Speech Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00am 10/1/2016 at 8:00am

It has been fun to watch the countless meltdowns in academia caused by Trump during this election. The latest instance happened at Ohio University.

The College Fix reports:

Students write ‘Build the wall’ on free speech wall, Ohio U. president freaks out (again)

Pro-Trump sentiments are ‘wrong purpose’ for wall

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UN: The U. S. Should Pay Reparations to Black People for Slavery

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/30/2016 at 7:30pm

Remember that UN working group who suggested that today’s police shootings are reminiscent of lynchings? Well, they also recommend that the U. S. pay reparations to black people for slavery.

The Christian Science Monitor reports:

“Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice,” the report said. The...

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Student Trolls U. Michigan by Choosing ‘His Majesty’ as Preferred Pronoun

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Professors at the University of Michigan have been advised to use students’ preferred pronouns so one student struck back in a brilliant way.

FOX News reports:

Michigan student successfully changes preferred pronoun to ‘His Majesty’ on class roster

As Heat Street‘s Politics Editor Jillian Melchior reported this week, a new policy at the University...

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Obama Yells at Clinton to Board Air Force One

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/30/2016 at 4:00pm

President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton attended the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in Israel together. Obama allowed Clinton to fly on Air Force One, but grew impatient when the former president took too long to board the plane back to the states.

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Political correctness forces black student to change slave costume

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/30/2016 at 2:30pm

In Missouri City, TX, Ridge Point High School officials made Brian Ibe change out of his slave costume for spirit day. It sounds horrible, but Ibe wanted to commemorate the suffering his ancestors endured:

“I decided to dress in the time when there were slaves, from about the 1600s to the 1800s,”...

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Hillary is Trying to Buy Millennial Votes With Free College

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/30/2016 at 1:00pm

Hillary Clinton has a major Millennial problem. Simply put, they don’t like her and aren’t excited to vote for her.

So while she’s out on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders and pushing the idea of free college, she’s essentially trying to buy the Milliennial vote…with your tax dollars.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

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U. Michigan Profs Told to Use Students’ Preferred Pronouns

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The absurdity of gender neutral pronouns has reached the campus of the University of Michigan and professors are being told to comply.

FOX News reports:

University of Michigan professors instructed to stick to ‘preferred pronouns’

The University of Michigan yesterday unveiled a new webpage that allows students to choose their preferred pronouns, including “they”...

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Huge solar storm could impact electrical devices & communications

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:30am 9/30/2016 at 9:30am
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I have long asserted the Sun is the single biggest factor in climate change.

In fact, I might be proved right sooner than I expected. A major solar storm has the potential to impact electric...

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Editorial in Princeton Student Paper Denounces Political Correctness

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A recent editorial at the Daily Princetonian denounces the trend in higher education to eliminate terms like ‘Freshman’ just because it contains the word man. We need more of this sort of defense of language.

Here’s an excerpt:

Editorial: Save the fresh***

The University guidelines prioritize the anticipated reactions of select individuals over widespread...

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Newspapers Lose Subscribers After Hillary Endorsements

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:00pm 9/29/2016 at 8:00pm

I saw this one coming when I first saw the Arizona Republic’s Hillary endorsement, but it seems to be rather more widespread.

The New York Times reports:

The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes. Angry readers have been calling in droves. One caller issued a death threat.

“We’re feeling the weight of our...

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