A Texas history textbook used in high schools referred to Africans brought to American plantations between the 1500s and 1800s as "workers" rather than slaves and on another page referred to Europeans coming to America as "indentured servants" but did not describe Africans the same way. Parent Roni Dean-Burren, whose son is a freshman who noticed the mentions, shared them on social media. "It's no accident that this happened in Texas," said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, a group that has criticized the content of state-approved textbooks. "We have a textbook adoption process that's so politicized and so flawed that it's become almost a punch line for comedians." read more
Laurel Harper, the mother of the shooter, shared an apartment with her son. She was aware that he had mental problems, but chose to stockpile guns in her home because she feared the Obama administration was going to pass laws making it more difficult to get guns. She would seek the least restrictive gun ranges to take her son so the two of them could shoot as they desired. She had purchased several guns just weeks before her son killed nine innocent people. read more
Uh huh... ok...the Black Guy shot yer schmeckle off...Uh huh...
Alrighty then.. read more
So, The Righties are all about religo-politics till The Pope comes to town. Then they are all "Dont talk about politics, Mr. Pope."
The shooting deaths Sunday of four police officers near Tacoma, Wash., and the ensuing manhunt for the suspect have renewed scrutiny of the pardon record of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who commuted the suspect's prison term nine years ago, leading to his release. read more