Bad Trump! Bad Trump!
His bail is set at $75,000.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
A girl puts on guys clothes and insists on being called a guy.
Only a liar would call her a guy.
This is not tolerance. It’s coercion.
WEST POINT, Va. – A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired.
News outlets report that the West Point School Board voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss Peter Vlaming after a four-hour hearing that drew an overflow crowd. The school system said in a statement that Vlaming was fired for insubordination.
Over the summer, the ninth-grade student’s family informed the school system of the student’s gender transition to male. The student wasn’t involved in Thursday’s hearing.
Witnesses described a “slip-up” when the student was about to run into a wall and Vlaming told others to stop “her.” When discussing the incident with administrators, Vlaming made it clear he would not use male pronouns, a stance that led to his suspension referral for disciplinary action.
“I can’t think of a worse way to treat a child than what was happening,” said West Point High Principal Jonathan Hochman, who testified that he told Vlaming to use male pronouns in accordance with the student’s wishes.
Vlaming told superiors that his Christian faith prevented him from using male pronouns for the student. Vlaming said he had the student in class the year before when the student identified as female.
Vlaming’s attorney, Shawn Voyles, says his client offered to use the student’s name and to avoid feminine pronouns, but Voyles says the school was unwilling to accept the compromise.
Laggy internet? How about non-existent internet!
The last two times I was at PUW, I couldn’t connect any device to the public WiFi there.
I appreciate Kevin Owen (owner of FSR) providing internet as a free service. But it’s not a service if it’s unavailable when people need it. I would rather have no service than unavailable service.
Internet service at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport may not be as fast as passengers would like, and the airport is hoping to fix that sooner than later.
“We’re maxed out with the capability that’s out there,” said Tony Bean, airport executive director.
By “there,” he means the corridor along Airport Road which lacks infrastructure to provide high-speed internet to many people, including airport patrons.
Pullman City Councilor Al Sorensen brought up the internet issues during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Sorensen said he has heard complaints from the public about the airport’s poor internet service.
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone is slamming Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff for suggesting he lied while testifying to Congress.
While speaking before the American Priority Conference Thursday, Stone said the California representative is a “con man.”
This comes as Stone is being investigated by the special counsel. Stone called the investigation a “witch hunt” and suggested Robert Mueller is trying hard to frame him.
“This has been two and a half years of hell,” he explained. “Not only I was under surveillance in 2016, but I also know that Mr. Mueller and his strike force have examined every aspect of my life — my personal life, my family life, my social life, my business life, my political life, my sex life.”
Stone recently invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked to appear before House Democrats. He said he will only testify if he’s allowed a public hearing.
What’s interesting here is that Barr was George H.W. Bush’s attorney general.
Given all the nice things that the liberals are saying currently about Bush senior, will they criticize him Trump on this choice?
Of course they will. That sentiment only lasts one day when the government is shut down.
I’ve always been intrigued by the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918. Of those who contracted the flu, 20% died. 50-100 million died worldwide — about 5% of the entire world’s population, over the course of a year.
This happened during WWI, and the massive troop movements likely led to the spread and hastening of the pandemic.
There are some excellent resources available about the Spanish Flu. Probably the best I’ve read is John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.
There have also been some great articles in the Spokesman Review’s “100 Years Ago Today” series that discusses the effect of the Spanish Flu on the Palouse.
- Public gathering ban drives rift through citizenry as flu cases grow
- Flu cases – and deaths – spike
- Dances and other gatherings banned as city tries to stop spread of flu
- Schools closed as flu spreads to the young
- Spiting flu warnings, thousands take to the streets for fair and dance
- City proposes sweeping vaccination program for local youngsters
- Spanish flu comes roaring back
- Spokane residents were no longer restricted by the seven-week-long ban on public gatherings and were ready to join together in song and dance. Everyone assumed that Spokane had weathered the worst of the Spanish flu epidemic. They were wrong.
- Leo Wenzloff was serving a 90-day sentence on bootlegging charges – but he was released early, in recognition of his service as a jail “flu nurse.”
- Schools reopen after flu closure
- Prayer inadequate medicine for local faith healer — note: the wife blamed it on the lack of faith of people present, not on the lack of faith of her healer-husband.
- Governor clears Washington State in probe into treatment of students with Spanish flu
- Optimism abounded that the flu “epidemic crest” had passed, said a headline. However, the death toll rose to 203 and 145 new cases were reported.
- Fewer than 50 new Spanish flu cases were reported, and this was considered good news since the number continued to decline every day.
- Flu prudence urged as public life comes roaring back
- City takes deep breath of relief as quarantine lifts
- Girl dies day after mother’s funeral as city’s death toll from flu rises to 181
- Spokane was certainly not alone in suffering from the Spanish influenza epidemic.
- City health board continues ban on public gatherings as flu deaths rise
- Nurses battling flu lauded
- Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings
- Heady celebration as armistice arrives, but flu fears churn underneath
- The flu epidemic, which seemed to be waning, would come roaring back soon after Armistice Day, possibly because of these gatherings (for Armistice Day).
- Anti-influenza health measures prove challenging to enforce
- The local flu situation took another turn for the worse with 10 more deaths reported in one day.
- The local Red Cross started selling flu masks in the corridor of Spokane City Hall
- Nurse suggests onion poultice to ward off flu
- City health officer says “the situation is grave … really serious, more serious than the general public seems to realize.”
- After a brief lull, the Spanish flu death toll spiked.
- The city health officer said the flu situation in Spokane “looks better than it has at any other time since the epidemic started.”
- Flu claims Spokane County treasurer; crowds banned at campaign rallies as flu death toll rises
- Flu claims Spokane County treasurer; crowds banned at campaign rallies as flu death toll rises
- The Spanish flu death rate spiked to 69, including 18 deaths in four days.
- Spanish flu fears spread, and facade of confidence begins to crack
- Concerned son writes home with flu fears; found dead when parents arrive
- Editorial declares ‘fresh air’ the best treatment for Spanish flu
- Mixed messages on Spanish flu’s progress, but signs remain troubling
- Flu hospital overwhelmed as nurses get ill
- 300 Washington State students sick with Spanish flu
- Glimmer of hope a thin cover on city’s fear as Spanish flu continues to spread
- Growing influenza crisis creates demand for able nurses
- City health official puts his foot down on influenza crisis
- Flu death toll rises to 15 as city takes more action to limit crowds
- Hotel owners object to city’s takeover over of building as flu hospital
- Public calm wavers as death toll from Spanish flu continues to rise
- Flu cases continue to rise, but only two dead
- Spanish flu sweeping through Northeast
- Reports of Spanish flu on East Coast reach Spokane
- Flu epidemic getting worse on East Coast and spreading west
- Sash company turns production to war work
- Local action called for as Spanish Influenza spreads
- Spanish influenza arrives in a rush
- Spanish influenza rears its ugly head
- First local deaths in 1918 flu pandemic reported as hospitals hit capacity
- Frenzy of countermeasures as Spanish flu takes hold
- Health ordinance puts strict ban on public congregation
- Spanish flu spikes at Gonzaga, Hillyard neighborhood
Barry believes that the virus actually originated in Kansas.
This New York liberal is making good on his promises.
Besides, if one President can create law with the stroke of the pen, why cannot the next one undo that same law?
I mean, since we’re not following the constitution anyways.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s scientists and others about the growing toll of climate change.
The EPA’s acting administrator signed a proposal that, if approved by the Trump administration after public review, would loosen an Obama-era rule that would have required cutting-edge carbon capture techniques for new coal plants. Andrew Wheeler said the curbs on coal emissions were “excessive burdens” on the industry.
For you Moscow residents, here are the new recycling rules.
This is easy to fix. The baby may come back when he/she is 18 years old. The parents take them back to their home country until then.
Don’t they know that scones (bread) is bad for birds?
Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
That’s because politicians have no skin in the game.
If they were forced to invest their personal money in these schemes, they would never happen.
But there’s no consequences for wasting taxpayer money.
Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America shows that the truly poor have great trouble finding and keeping even the lowest-skilled jobs in the formal sector.
Question: If employers hesitate to hire the ultra-poor for $7.25 an hour, why on Earth would they hire them for $15?
“No one can live on $7.25 an hour,” you say? Well, it sure beats living on $2.00 a day.
Who would have ever guessed, in a communist utopia?
And just two weeks ago he swore he’d never surrender.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that street violence won’t force him to back down over his government’s energy policy.
Typical French. Immediately surrendering.
The sweep of the protests and their wide support by citizens of all political stripes has shocked Macron’s government. In the last few days, Paris saw the worst anti-government riot since 1968, French students set fires outside high schools to protest a new university application system, small business owners blocked roads to protest high taxes, and retirees marched to protest the president’s perceived elitism.