Issues, States

Student Booted From Class for Arguing Only Two Genders

Lake Ingle, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was booted from class by his professor for stating that biologists only agree on two genders, not many.

Dr. Allison Downie, the professor in “Special Topics In Christianity,” charged Ingle with behavior that ‘significantly damaged the learning environment.’

Ingle’s case is being appealed to the administration since, for some inexplicable reason, the class — which explores topics in the ‘reality of white male privilege’ and ‘systemic male sexism’ — is required for graduation.

Since Ingle can’t complete the class without a written apology, he won’t be graduating either.

Calling Jordan Peterson…

Here’s more from Hotair…

There’s a hearing scheduled for today at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) which should bear watching. Lake Ingle, a senior at the school, is set for a showdown with Dr. Allison Downie, his professor in Special Topics In Christianity. She kicked Lake out of her class a while back for being “disruptive” and disturbing his classmates during a discussion of “white male privilege, systemic male sexism and mansplaining.” He has been unable to return to class since then.

During the Feb. 28 class, titled “Special Topics In Christianity: Self, Sin, And Salvation,” Downie showed a Ted Talk by Paula Stone Williams, who is a transgender woman.

Ingle said that after the class watched the Ted Talk, Downie asked female students to comment on “the reality of white male privilege,” “systemic male sexism,” and “mansplaining,” adding that male students were to remain silent until the female students were done speaking.

The IUP student said that he waited for female students to comment, but no one spoke up. That’s when Ingle decided to give the professor his rebuttal, in which he disputed the gender wage gap, and pointed out the official view of biologists: there are only two genders.

Downie responded by kicking Ingle out of class, and demanding a written apology for his “behavior which has significantly damaged the learning environment.”


Issues, States

Mississippi Signs Nation’s Toughest Abortion Ban Into Law

Mississippi just earned the award for the most hated state in the union by Planned Parenthood.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law this week the controversial bill that limits abortion to 15 weeks of gestation.

Previously it was tied with North Carolina for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.

The pro-abort left has already promised lawsuits to challenge the constitutionality of the law which they argue violates Roe v. Wade because babies aren’t viable at 15 weeks.

Because, you know, we should only protect life if it can be sustained on its own.

Um, wait, doesn’t that include lots of already-born people too?

We wouldn’t want science to get in the way of ideology and political agendas, though.

Here’s more from Clarion Ledger…

Mississippi’s governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has frequently said he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child.”

House Bill 1510’s only exceptions are if a fetus has health problems making it “incompatible with life” outside of the womb at full term, or if a pregnant woman’s life or a “major bodily function” is threatened by pregnancy. Pregnancies resulting from rape and incest aren’t exempted.

Mississippi previously tied with North Carolina for the nation’s strictest abortion limits at 20 weeks. Both states count pregnancy as beginning on the first day of a woman’s previous menstrual period. That means the restrictions kick in about two weeks before those of states whose 20-week bans begin at conception.

The state is bracing for immediate lawsuits. Abortion rights advocates say the law is unconstitutional because it limits abortion before fetuses can live outside the womb. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Jackson opposes the law and has pledged to sue.


Issues, States

Deputy Called on Nikolas Cruz to be Committed

According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, Nikolas Cruz should have been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital long before he was able to purchase a gun and slaughter 17 people.

The documents reveal, ironically, that a school counselor who was also a Sheriff’s Deputy — none other than Scot Peterson — recommended that Florida’s Baker Act be invoked which would have forced Cruz to undergo psychiatric evaluation for three days in a mental institute.

That alone would have prevented him from purchasing a gun.

It’s still unclear why that recommendation was not acted upon, but it’s just one more epic failure of the system in Florida…not the NRA.

Here’s more from ABC…

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.

But the recommendation was never acted upon.

A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally.

Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded.

But more than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.

The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.


Politics, States

Los Alamitos, CA to Defy Sanctuary State Law

One of the smallest cities in Orange County, California, is considering giving the Heisman to Gov. Jerry Brown and company this week by passing an ordinance rejecting the state’s recent sanctuary state law.

The Los Alamitos city council is taking the ordinance seriously given their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which the sanctuary state law violates (along with federal law).

If the council members pull the trigger, it could set up a domino effect in the state’s more conservative cities which could blow up into a political civil war that pits the uber-leftist state legislature against local city governments.

This could get fun.

Here’s more from OC Register…

Los Alamitos might try to opt out of California’s new sanctuary law.

The City Council in Orange County’s second-smallest city is scheduled to vote Monday, March 19 on an ordinance that calls for exempting itself from the California Values Act, SB54, a new law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and immigration authorities.

The state law, which took effect Jan. 1, “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution of the United States,” reads the proposed local law.

Stating that council members have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, the ordinance says the council “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and at the same time be in compliance with the new state law.

The proposed ordinance might be the first local attempt in California to officially challenge the law, said Kathleen Kim, a Loyola Marymount University law professor who specializes in immigrants’ rights and human trafficking.

The proposed ordinance contains “flawed argument,” Kim said Friday, March 16.  The new state law is “absolutely consistent with the U.S. Constitution,” she said.



Trump Unloads on Mueller In Weekend Tweetstorm

After the axing of Andrew McCabe late last week, President Trump saw blood in the water over the FBI’s continued complicity in attempts both to prevent and ultimately to take-down his presidency.

That led to a tweetstorm over the weekend in which he named Rober Mueller for the first time, this after his personal attorney called for Mueller’s ouster.

Trump tweeted about the Russia investigation, “It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC.”

That led to more threats from Democrats of repercussions should Trump fire Mueller.

The fight is escalating. Will it boil over?

Here’s more from the AP…

President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him.

In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and raised fresh concerns about the objectivity and political leanings of the members of Mueller’s team.

Trump also challenged the honesty of Andrew McCabe, the newly fired FBI deputy director, and James Comey, the bureau’s former director whom Trump fired last year over the Russia probe.

The president’s aggressive stance followed a call Saturday by his personal lawyer for Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump appointed as deputy attorney general and who now oversees Mueller’s inquiry, to “bring an end” to that investigation.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, which spent the past year conducting a parallel investigation, recently said they had drafted a report concluding no collusion or coordination between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Committee Democrats vehemently disagreed.

“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!” Trump was referring to a dossier of anti-Trump research funded by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.


Culture, Issues

Teacher Suspended for Asking If Pro-Life Walkout Would Be Allowed

One of the signature characteristics of the left’s march of political correctness is the selective nature of freedom.

According to the Social Justice Warrior’s Manual for Political Action, it’s freedom of speech for me but not for thee.

So it comes as no surprise that (leftist) students and their fellow travelers can walk out of school (aka truancy) and advocate for gun control without any consequences.

But when a teacher wonders during a class discussion whether that freedom might extend to a walkout for a pro-life rally, off with her head!

That’s exactly what happened to California teacher Julianne Benzel after a couple students were offended by the suggestion.

Benzel was summarily placed on leave for her obviously insensitive suggestion.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

While pundits and the media applaud the legions of schoolkids who walked out of class on Wednesday, a teacher in California had a valid question. She wondered if protests of a different sort would receive the support of the school administration.

The teacher asked if it was appropriate for the school to have been providing support for a politically motivated protest, and if such support would be there for other causes.

Said history teacher Julianne Benzel:”I just kind of used the example … a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration.”

If civic engagement and protest are good and noble things — which we’re hearing from schools in support of the student walkouts — then they’re good and noble things. If not, you’re showing a preference for certain political positions over others.



James Comey Warns Trump: Truth Is Coming Soon

On the heels of Andrew McCabe’s firing, the circling of the wagons has begun. Fellow ousted FBI head James Comey tweeted at Trump, “The American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”

Of course, Comey had plenty of opportunities to give the American people the truth but instead chose to lie about it.

We’re thinking honor has already passed by, and Comey has been found wanting. Under his watch, the FBI has come into arguably the greatest scandal in its 110-year history.

That said, Comey has just begun his book tour, which means he’s probably just engaging in a little self-promotion to encourage more book sales.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Former FBI Director James Comey shot a message at President Trump after his former deputy Andrew McCabe was fired, warning that “the American people will hear my story very soon,”

“And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not,” he added in a terse tweet. Comey has a book coming out next month and a planned media tour to go along with it.

Trump, who just last night celebrated McCabe’s ouster as a “great day for democracy,” had just tweeted about how the “fake news” media was “beside itself” when “McCabe was caught, called out and fired.”

“How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!” Trump said.

The Associated Press also had just reported that McCabe, like Comey, kept personal memos of his interactions with Trump, after which it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller had obtained them.

McCabe served more than two decades in the FBI. He was appointed deputy director by Comey in January 2016. In the past year, he came under fire amid allegations of bias, stemming from a campaign contribution his wife received from a Hillary Clinton ally and his supervision of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email server while she was secretary of state.



Trump Lawyer: ‘Time to Fire Mueller’, Dems Freak Out

President Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, dropped a bomb in the aftermath of AG Sessions’ ouster of Andrew McCabe which has Dems frothing at the mouth this weekend.

Dowd told the Daily Beast that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ought to end the dubious Russia investigation and fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

At first he indicated he was speaking on behalf of Trump. Then he suddenly recanted and clarified he was speaking on his own accord.

That sent Chuck Schumer and other Democrats into a tizzy on Twitter and elsewhere threatening all sorts of really bad things that shall come to pass if Mueller is fired.

Trump was visibly shaking in his boots. Okay, not really.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Democratic lawmakers sounded the alarm on Saturday about President Trump possibly committing obstruction of justice after his attorney suggested special counsel Robert Mueller should be fired after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe got the boot Friday.

Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, told the Daily Beast he hopes to see Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller’s Russia investigation, fire Mueller like Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe. He originally indicated that we was speaking on behalf of Trump, but later clarified that he was speaking on behalf of himself and not the president.

Democrats, who are already weary of the president’s criticism of the Russia investigation, skewered Dowd’s comments on Twitter Saturday.



Big govt, Politics

Andrew McCabe Fires Back After Getting Axed from FBI

Newly axed acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe isn’t taking his ouster sitting down.

After learning of his firing from the press release that was issued by the bureau, McCabe issued his own statement which included an ominous and likely not-so-veiled threat.

He warned, “All along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us…No more.”

The question now is how he plans to respond. Will he name names and bring down the house of cards? It’s going to get interesting very soon.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Just over a day before his scheduled retirement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, stripping the career FBI agent of a half-million-dollar pension.

In return, McCabe broke his silence and said he was “being singled out and treated this way” for what he witnessed and did after President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

McCabe issued a lengthy statement noting his 21-year career as a special agent and his case experience, including investigating Russian organized crime.

“For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The president’s tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us,” he said. “No more.”


Big govt, Politics

Breaking: FBI Fires Andrew McCabe in the 11th Hour

So it happened.

Based on the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility and the investigation of the Inspector General, Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially terminated former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe late yesterday.

President Trump celebrated the decision via Twitter as justice served.

As we reported yesterday, this formally kills McCabe’s million-dollar pension for which he otherwise would have qualified after twenty years in the bureau.

His role in the dubious FISA warrant along with lying about media manipulation during multiple investigations isn’t just professional misconduct, it’s criminal.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The Justice Department dealt a stunning blow to former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday night, firing him just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension after determining that he lied to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

“Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

“After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR),” Sessions said.