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Ohio school district considers teaching creationism and ‘Agenda 21′ conspiracies

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ohio school district considers teaching creationism and ‘Agenda 21′ conspiracies (via Raw Story )

The American Civil Liberties Union this week warned school officials in Ohio not to adopt policies that advanced creationism in the classroom. “It’s the job of families, not public schools to educate children on spiritual values,” said ACLU of Ohio staff attorney Drew Dennis. “It is irresponsible…


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Rand Paul (R-Teabillystan): Obama ‘losing the moral authority to lead this nation’

Rand Paul: Obama ‘losing the moral authority to lead this nation’ (via Raw Story )

Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned President Barack Obama that he was in danger of “losing the moral authority to lead this nation” because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. “I don’t know if people were…


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Texas governor cites IRS scandal to veto nonprofit transparency bill

Texas governor cites IRS scandal to veto nonprofit transparency bill (via Raw Story )

Texas Governor Rick Perry on Saturday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation aimed at reducing the flood of so-called dark money in political campaigns. “At a time when our federal government is assaulting the rights of Americans by using the tools of government to squelch dissent it is unconscionable…


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IRA apologist, Peter King, ‘offended’ Obama cited ‘moral reasons’ for new drone, Gitmo policy

Peter King ‘offended’ Obama cited ‘moral reasons’ for new drone, Gitmo policy (via Raw Story )

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for taking a “moral tone” in shaping U.S. counterterrorism policy. In the first major speech of his second term on Thursday, the president highlighted the need to restrict the use of unnamed drones, close the detention center at Guantanamo…


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Solar PV Market Set To Grow To $155 Billion In 2018

Solar PV Market Set To Grow To $155 Billion In 2018 (via Clean Technica)

A new research report from Lux Research predicts that the solar photovoltaic market is expected to grow to a $155 billion industry by 2018, “as market forces engineer a turnaround to a healthy 10.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).” The report produced a “most likely scenario” in which the…


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Colin Powell: Soldiers convicted of rape shouldn’t be ‘categorically’ discharged

Colin Powell: Soldiers convicted of rape shouldn’t be ‘categorically’ discharged (via Raw Story )

Former Defense Secretary Colin Powell said Saturday that U.S. troops convicted of sexual assault should not be automatically dishonorably discharged from the military. “You can’t make a categorical statement like that,” he told Bloomberg TV. “We have a military justice system that is driven…


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What's Next for the U.S. Drone Campaign as Obama Tries to End a Decade of War?

What's Next for the U.S. Drone Campaign as Obama Tries to End a Decade of War? (via PBS News Hour)

JEFFREY BROWN: For more than 1,000 Midshipmen at the Naval Academy, this was commencement day. For the president, it was also a chance to address key military and national security issues in his graduation speech at Annapolis. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The superintendent told me that Marines and folks…


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America’s top Catholic bigot, & pedophile enabler, calls for renewed wave of anti-LGBT sentiment

America’s top Catholic calls for renewed wave of anti-LGBT sentiment (via Raw Story )

In a bulletin insert delivered to parishioners around the nation, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops warned that the Supreme Court could be preparing to affirm marriage equality, and urged an outpouring of anti-LGBT sentiment and sermons to push back against the potential change. “A broad negative…


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'Columbine Style' Plot Uncovered, Ore. Teen Charged

'Columbine Style' Plot Uncovered, Ore. Teen Charged (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Grant Acord, 17, faces aggravated murder charges after police found multiple bombs he allegedly intended to detonate at his school.


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Georgia nutjob threatens to sue if he can’t tell strangers’ children about Jesus

Georgia man threatens to sue if he can’t tell strangers’ children about Jesus (via Raw Story )

A Georgia man is threatening to sue the city of Ringgold after he claims his constitutional rights were violated by police last Friday night, when officials asked him to stop bothering strangers’ children about his beliefs in the Christian deity figure Jesus Christ. Cleveland, GA resident Daryl Banther…


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2M March Against Monsanto, Genetically Modified Foods

2M March Against Monsanto, Genetically Modified Foods (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Organizers say demonstrators in 52 countries, 436 cities took part in 'March Against Monsanto' protests aimed at the biotech company.


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Bob Dole says Republicans need ‘closed for repair’ sign until 2014

Bob Dole: Republicans need ‘closed for repair’ sign until 2014 (via Raw Story )

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is telling Republicans to put a “closed for repair” sign on the door until 2014 so that the party can develop a “positive agenda.” In an interview that aired on Sunday, Dole told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “there was no doubt about it”…


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Obama offers solace in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

Obama offers solace in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama offered solace and support to residents of Oklahoma on Sunday as they rebuild their shattered lives after a monster tornado killed 24 people. "When we say that we've got your back, I promise you that we keep our word," Obama declared, as he stood in front of the wreckage of…


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Coburn (R-Dumbassington): Disaster victims getting federal aid think they ‘don’t have to be responsible’

Coburn: Disaster victims getting federal aid think they ‘don’t have to be responsible’ (via Raw Story )

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) on Sunday said that the federal government had “created kind of a predicate, that you don’t have to be responsible for what goes on in your state” by providing aid after disasters like the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area last week. Less than a week after the…


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Thousands [of bigots] protest gay marriage in Paris under high security

Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris under high security (via AFP)

Riot police battled hundreds of troublemakers in Paris Sunday at the end of a largely peaceful march by tens of thousands of people opposed to France's new gay marriage law. The main demonstration saw three separate processions converging on the Invalides esplanade, filling the huge promenade with…


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Faux News Host, Hume, erupts after Juan Williams says call for leak probes ‘came from Republicans’

Hume erupts after Juan Williams says call for leak probes ‘came from Republicans’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume clashed with fellow Fox News contributor Juan Williams on Sunday after Williams pointed out that the investigations of reporters had started under George W. Bush’s administration and then continued under President Barack Obama. During a panel discussion…


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Biden visits South America, Caribbean

Biden visits South America, Caribbean (via AFP)

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Colombia on Sunday as he launched a six-day tour that will also take him to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazil. The visit -- Biden's fourth to the region since becoming vice president in January 2009 -- will see him discuss bilateral…


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Fake cop scams seniors out of nearly half a million dollars with faux ‘sting operations’

Fake cop scams seniors out of nearly half a million dollars with faux ‘sting operations’ (via Raw Story )

Police in Washington state are searching for a man who they say has scammed seniors out of nearly a half a million dollars by pretending to be a police officer, recruiting unsuspecting victims for faux “sting operations” involving large cash transfers. It begins as a phone scam, police told The…


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Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war

Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war (via AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Sunday to take steps to avoid a brewing trade war between China and the EU during a first visit by China's new premier to Germany, with both leaders calling for dialogue. Germany will push in the next six months for discussions on resolving the disputes between…


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French Soldier Stabbed in Neck in Paris

French Soldier Stabbed in Neck in Paris (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Just days after a British soldier was brutally killed in London, a French soldier was stabbed while on patrol in a busy Paris shopping district.


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Daring lesbian love story wins Cannes top prize

Daring lesbian love story wins Cannes top prize (via AFP)

A sexually graphic lesbian love story, "Blue is the Warmest Colour" by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche, clinched the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in a pivotal year for gay rights. Jury president Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said the tender coming-of-age tale about a 15-…


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Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan

Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan (via AFP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled Sunday a plan to boost the Palestinian economy by attracting $4 billion in private investment, saying it could transform the lives of the people. As he seeks to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the table to negotiate a peace deal, Kerry said it was…


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