An eighth-grade girl who consoled a discouraged eighth-grade boy by giving him a quick hug was sent to detention by Jackson Heights Middle School in Florida for “inappropriate touching” and a “physical act that is considered to be offensive, socially unacceptable or not suitable for an educational setting.”
News Item: “An assault Sunday on a man who had a Confederate flag decal on his truck could be investigated as a hate crime. . . .”
When political correctness collides with political correctness. . . .
News Headline: “Houston voters reject nondiscrimination over bathroom fears.”
One thing always to keep in mind:
Texans scare easy.
News Headline: “Obesity rate tops 30 percent in half the states.”
News Headline: “Americans are binge-drinking more.”
News Headline: “Poll shows few voters paying attention to state races.”
It may be time for an intervention.
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.
News Headline: “Possible evidence of alternate, parallel universes.”
And we get the one with Donald Trump.
News Headline: “Ben Carson on Americans: ‘Many of them are stupid.’ ”
Does Carson believe it?
His backers are counting on it.
The Rev. Mike Huckabee, one of four Republican presidential candidates at a weekend Iowa pheasant hunt, regarding a pheasant he had shot:
“If it flies, it dies. . . . Let’s just say he’s dead. He’s as dead as Elvis.”
And who better than a man of God to teach us reverence for all creatures great and small?
News Headline: “$50K worth of hair extensions stolen from Miami shop.”
Police are combing the area.
QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update
The Yellowstone earthquake count during October was 83, including a swarm of earthquakes at mid-month.
But it was a “small earthquake swarm.”
Scientists continue to estimate the annual chance of an eruption at only 1 in 700,000
In other news, a Louisiana golf foursome managed two holes-in-one during a single round, beating odds of 1.3 million to 1.