Student Suspended After Saying "Bless You"

How many times have you said “Bless You” after hearing someone sneeze? Hundreds of times? People have been saying this for thousands of years. It’s an excepted practice in society. Not so in Dyer County, Tennessee.

When High School senior Kendra Turner uttered the phrase after a classmate sneezed, her teacher said, “we’re not going to have godly speaking in class”. She said that talk was for church.

Turner was sent to see a school administrator and was promptly placed in in-school suspension.

The teacher had a white board posted in the classroom with expressions that are “banned as a part of class rules”. As you can see, the phrase “Bless You” is one of the forbidden sayings.

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Turner says she’ll continue to stand up for her faith and her constitutional rights. Turner’s parents say the school leaders claim the outburst was a classroom distraction and that she shouted “bless you” across the room. The Dyer County Schools superintendent has not responded to requests for comment.

About that Poll from Quinnipiac/CBS

It really is BS. At least as far as the sampling goes, and isn’t that what makes a poll stand or fall? Folks are getting panicky, so be prepared to see more suspect polls as the weeks roll by.

The only poll that matters, by the way, is the one taken on November 6, 2012.

Voters Hate the Press

Politically speaking, this is nothing but a win for Romney. The public hates the press, and voters love it when they’re put in their place.

The traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney lost his cool and cursed at reporters who attempted to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate in a public plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw Tuesday.

Here’s a transcript of the questions and Gorka’s response:

CNN: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?

Washington Post: “What about your gaffes?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”

CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!

Gorka: “Show some respect”

NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”

Gorka: “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”

Moments later, Gorka told Jonathan Martin, a reporter for Politico, to “shove it.”

Unfortunately, Gorka fell victim to the “lame-stream” media tractor beam and apologized for his behavior. It’s the media that needs to do the apologizing.

The media manufactured the narrative that Romney committed multiple “gaffe’s” during his tour of Europe for one purpose only. They have to take the focus off of Obama; his falling poll numbers, the collapse of the economy, the job numbers, etc. If they were to report the truth about where he’s taken our nation since being elected messiah in 2008, the informed public would be picketing the White House.

Instead, they paint a sour picture of Romney as a potential leader of the free world. It’s all they know how to do right now, and it smacks of desperation.

Good thing it’s summertime. Go back to your sand castles.

VIDEO: Here’s the action.

Daniel Schorr, Dead at 93

The senior news analyst for NPR and Washington veteran journalist has died.

Schorr died Friday at a Washington hospital after a brief illness, said Anna Christopher, a spokeswoman for National Public Radio, where Schorr continued to work as a senior news analyst and commentator.

Schorr’s career of more than six decades spanned the spectrum of journalism — beginning in print, then moving to television where he spent 23 years with CBS News and ending with NPR. He also wrote several books, including his memoir, "Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism."

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RIP

Ezra Klein, a.k.a “Juicebox”

Ace keeps the fire burning over the Journolist controversy.

I myself wonder what the hubbub is all about. Everyone knows the main stream media is a clique largely populated by left wingers. Cliques hang together and commiserate with one another. Before Jourolist, these people met for drinks after hours in overpriced bars to discuss their trade. You gotta believe there was plenty of collusion back in the day. You can’t blame the interwebs for starting this stuff. The ‘net just gave these guys easier access to one another, and less hangovers too, I imagine. So for people to be jaw-dropped over the fact that liberal members of the media talk with one another about “fairness” in their “unbiased” news reporting, and at times try to influence each other to gang up on other “out of compliance” media outlets is just plain silly. This stuff started long ago, and won’t end just because Journolist is offline.