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Remembering 9-11 May “Offend” Some People.

Last Saturday, on the anniversary of 9/11, we asked the rhetorical question “you haven’t forgotten, have you?”

Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington, seemed to be trying to do just that.

Students of a local high school were ready to wear red, white, and blue to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11. But school staff pulled the plug, concerned the expression could be racially insensitive and offend some people.

At Eastlake High School in Sammamish, student leadership promoted a Patriot’s Day theme at a football game at Memorial Stadium against Rainier Beach. The game was previously canceled, then rescheduled to the day before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Students wanted to do something to remember the tragic events. But staff intervened.

According to an email obtained by the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH, the principal said wearing those colors could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.” Students are upset. And some parents now speculate school officials thought their majority-minority opponents would be offended by American pride.

Offensive to who?

Former Brevard County Commissioner Candidate Arrested.

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Former Brevard County Commissioner Candidate Matt Fleming has been arrested for “battery domestic violence,” – a misdemeanor – according to records from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to the affidavit, Fleming and his brother John got into an argument and Matt struck John on the back of the head with such force that it caused John’s head to move forward.

The incident was caught on a security camera.

Fleming has a court appearance today.

Fleming ran against Curt Smith for Seat 4 for the County Commission. He did not win a single precinct.

Then What Do We Call “Tornadoes?” “The Things?”

We remember the days when the media relentlessly mocked George Bush for what he called “Bush-isms.”

Bush played along because that is the type of person he was.

But President Biden is getting a pass on all of the idiotic things he says, and the sad thing is he doesn’t see the errors.

We have no idea what he is talking about. People call tornadoes, “tornadoes.”

We call “hurricanes,” “hurricanes.”

We don’t know what we call “the thing….you know the thing,” because that only exists in the mind of Biden.

Eleventh Circuit To Revisit LGBTQ Ruling.

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia has decided to re-hear “en banc” the case which schools have used for creating rules and “directions” for LGTBQ individuals.

On August 20, 2020, a three judge panel including Chief Judge Willaim H. Pryor Jr., Beverly B, Martin, and Jill A. Pryor, issued an opinion in the case of Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County.

Adams was a “transitioning transgender male,” and was told by the officials at Nease High School he needed to use the non-gender specific bathroom at the school. Adams, through his mother as he was a minor, sued the School District for violating Adams’ rights under the 14th Amendment and Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender.

This case calls upon us to decide whether the St. Johns County School District’s policy barring Mr. Adams from the boys’ restroom squares with the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination.

The District Court had ruled that the policy did violate Adams’ rights and the panel, in a 2-1 decision (Chief Judge Willaim H. Pryor Jr. dissenting) upheld the lower court’s ruling.

Supreme Court Slaps Down Eviction Moratorium.

On Thursday, the US Supreme Court struck down the latest eviction moratorium issued by the Biden administration.

Just under two months after a divided court allowed an earlier moratorium to remain in place, the Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked the Biden administration from enforcing the latest federal moratorium on evictions, imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The justices divided along ideological lines, with the court’s three liberal justices – Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – dissenting from the unsigned eight-page decision. The ruling was the second defeat for the Biden administration on the so-called “shadow docket” in three days, following the court’s refusal on Tuesday night to block a lower court’s order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy.

The decision on the eviction moratorium was a decisive rebuke for the Biden administration, with the majority writing that it “strains credulity to believe” that the public-health law at the center of the case gives the Centers for Disease Control the power to enact the moratorium. “If a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue,” the court stressed, “Congress must specifically authorize it.”


Town Drops Sign Case.

Last week we wrote about a judge in Roselle Park, New Jersey who ruled that the signs on a woman’s fence was not protected speech.

After the blow back from people and from groups willing to take the town to court, the Town has dismissed the charges.

A New Jersey homeowner is no longer facing obscenity charges for refusing to take down signs from her property that said “Fuck Biden.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) announced today that a state superior court has dismissed obscenity charges against Patricia Dilascio, a resident of Roselle Park, New Jersey, at the request of the town. As Reason reported last week, a Roselle Park municipal court judge had ordered Dilascio to take down three flags from her property that said “fuck Biden,” finding that they violated the town’s obscenity ordinance. She faced fines of $250 a day for not complying.

Becca Meyers Leaves Olympic Team.

This is one of those stories that we don’t know where we come down on.

Becca Meyers, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist swimmer, has withdrawn from the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 26-year-old suffers from Usher syndrome, which caused her to be blind. She has also been deaf since birth.

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes deafness “due to an impaired ability of the inner ear and auditory nerves to transmit sensory (sound) input to the brain (sensorineual hearing loss) accompanied by retinitis pigmentosa, a disorder that affects the retina and causes progressive loss of vision,” according to the National Organization for Rare Diseases.

Since 2017, in the aftermath of Rio, Meyers has had an understanding with the USOPC [U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee] that permits her mother, Maria, to travel with her to international competitions as her PCA [Personal Care Assistant]. The results have been spectacular. In 2018, she won five gold medals at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia, and in 2019, she won four medals and set two world records, the eighth and ninth of her career, at the World Para Swimming Championships in London.

This year is different due to COVID.

New Jersey Judge Rules Offensive Speech Is Not Protected Speech.

It is safe to say that Andrea Dick of Roselle Park New Jersey is not a fan of President Joe Biden. Dick lives in a home owned by her mother and put up signs on a fence (seen above) that voiced her displeasure with Biden.

Three of the signs contain the “F-word” which offended some people in the town.

The town issued Dick a code violation to remove the signs. When Dick did not comply, the town took her to court where Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy ordered Dick to remove the signs or face a $250 fine.

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