Political Correctness Run Amok: Dad-Daughter Dances Axed for ‘Gender Discrimination’

Father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames — those cherished hallmarks of Americana — have been banned in a Rhode Island school district after they were targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU, the self-proclaimed guardian of the nation’s liberty, says such events violate the state’s gender-discrimination law. The organization challenged their existence following a complaint from a single mom who said her daughter was prevented from attending a father-daughter dance in the Cranston Public Schools district.

The story has created a furor both online as well as in Cranston, a community located south of Providence and considered one of the safest places in America.

The phones at Cranston City Hall were already ringing off the hook bright and early Tuesday morning when staffers unlocked the doors. The outrage prompted a reaction from Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, even though he has no control over the schools.

“I am utterly disappointed to have such a time-honored tradition under attack,” Fung said in a statement that urged parents to turn their fury on the school district. “I implore the Cranston School Committee to review this decision and find a way to make this work for the children and their parents. I encourage all parents that are upset with this decision to contact their school committee members and make their voices be heard.”

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Tim Tebow Considering Run For Public Office

Tim Tebow may one day take his “Wildcat” offense to another field entirely: politics.

The most talked about player in football said in an interview that once he’s done with football he’ll “at least look at and consider one day” a run for office.

“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” the Jets’ backup quarterback told ESPN New York. “I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”

There’s no word on what office Tebow would consider seeking, or where.

Tebow went on to say that five years after his retirement, he’d hope to continue doing charity work through his foundation and “making a difference in people’s lives… . I look at that as what I want to do with my life. I love doing it. I’m a natural for it.”

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New Ad Tells Hispanics Obama is Too Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay For Their Vote (+video)

By Steve Ertelt. A new television ad is airing in the presidential battleground state of Nevada and it tells Hispanic voters their that President Barack Obama is too pro-abortion to earn their vote.

With Hispanic voters making up 20-25 percent of the Nevada electorate, the ad has the potential to increase Mitt Romney’s standing there by highlighting how Obama’s pro-abortion record doesn’t square with the culturally pro-life values most Hispanics have.

The text of the ad follows:

We Latinos are a people of faith and family. And we are tired of having our votes taken for granted by politicians who don’t share our values.

President Obama has endorsed same-sex marriage. He favors unlimited abortion. He has even tried to force churches to violate their beliefs.

President Obama is too radical. He does not share our values, he undermines them.

Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, released a statement about the ad: “President Obama has endorsed positions that run counter to the values of Hispanic families,” he said. “Even among pro-abortion politicians, he is considered radical. The HHS mandate that punishes businesses and religious organizations and imposes millions in fines is an abomination. Hispanic voters cannot tolerate this.” Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s the English-version of the ad here:

New York City: Soft Drinks Bad, Late-Term Abortions Okay

New York City has two endangered species: Soda and babies. Unfortunately the city cares more about the soft drink than the human life.

Last week the city passed a measure that would make a large Coke at McDonald’s illegal but it’s still legal to kill 40% of the pre-born babies in the same city. Need a visual? [see the picture above].

New York City has an abortion rate almost double of the national average of 23%–and even higher in some demographics. In the city, more African-American babies are killed than are born. A recent report shows the city’s abortion rate at 40%, down from 41% in 2009, with some stunning numbers in the Bronx at 48% and a horrifyingly shocking number of 60% among African-Americans, which was unchanged from 2009. The website NYC41PERCENT.com reports “For every 1,000 African-American babies born, 1,448 were aborted.” That means being black in New York is basically being an endangered species.

Did you catch that? 60% of all African-American babies are killed before they can take a breath and the city is concerned about my choice to drink soda. It’s so ridiculous, illogical, and inane that one might think it’s a bad movie plot. However, it’s real and on Monday Business Insider reported that theater owners in the city have decided to sue to overturn the ban.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is behind this soda ban because he claims to be concerned about people’s health being in danger from obesity.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“Obesity is going to kill more people in the world his year than starvation,” Bloomberg said.

Board member Susan Klitzman said the obesity problem in New York is patently obvious. “To not act would really be criminal.”

Deepthiman Gowda, a board member, called the initiative a “small” but “bold” and “exciting” step forward.

“The reality is we are in a crisis,” he said. “We need to act on this.”

So I have a message for the New York City Board of Health: the real health crisis you have isn’t in someone’s Coke; it’s in the destruction of your young.

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Romney & Netanyahu: “Two Peas in a Pod”

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comments expressing doubt about Palestinians’ commitment to peace again highlight the closeness of his position to that of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Romney has sometimes echoed hardline Israeli positions similar to those of Netanyahu, although not always intentionally in public.

In a newly disclosed video clip of a private fundraiser in May, Romney tells wealthy supporters that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel and that the conflict “is going to remain an unsolved problem.”

The video’s disclosure comes at a time when the Israeli leader, a personal friend of Romney since they worked together in Boston financial houses as young men, has been closely involving himself in the U.S. presidential race.

Netanyahu increasingly has criticized allies including President Barack Obama who have failed to agree to declare a “red line” for Iran — one that could trigger a U.S. military response if crossed.

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Judge: Police May Begin Enforcing Ariz. Immigration Law

A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state’s immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out a requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.

The decision on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest milestone in a two-year legal battle over the requirement. It culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that upheld the provision on the grounds that it doesn’t conflict with federal law.

Opponents who call the requirement the “show me your papers” provision responded to the Supreme Court decision by asking Bolton to block the requirement on different grounds, arguing that it would lead to systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions of Latinos if it’s enforced.

Other less controversial parts of the law have been in effect since July 2010, such as minor changes to the state’s 2005 immigrant smuggling law and a ban on state and local government agencies from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration law. But those provisions have gotten little, if any, use since they were put into effect.

Arizona’s law was passed in 2010 amid voter frustration with the state’s role as the busiest illegal entry point into the country. Five states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah — have adopted variations on Arizona’s law.

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With Alaska’s Higher Costs, Dividends Won’t Go Far

This is the day Alaskans crow about to their brethren in the Lower 48, trying to make them jealous that the government gives them money to just live here.

Alaskans got the word Tuesday that this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend will be $878. Almost all Alaskans — nearly 647,000 people — will receive a dividend, their yearly share of the state’s oil wealth.

But what your Alaskan friends may not tell you is that the yearly bounty barely makes a dent in the higher cost to live in the nation’s northernmost state — and this year’s checks won’t go far.

Living in Alaska costs more since most everything has to be shipped in. In fact, 90 percent of all goods sold in the state pass through the Port of Anchorage.

There’s no such thing as a dollar menu at a fast-food restaurant in Alaska — it’s more like a $1.50 or $2 menu. And there’s a reason why many TV commercials advertising prices have a line in small print at the bottom saying prices may be higher in Alaska and Hawaii: It’s because they are.

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Romney is Right: Dependency Subverts Democracy

The Republican challenger speaks an uncomfortable truth — that it’s hard enough to beat an incumbent president without almost half the electorate feeling dependent on him for some kind of government benefit.

The conveniently timed release of a video taped in May and leaked by Mother Jones in September has the usual suspects in the mainstream media chattering that Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president is now doomed.

Even if it is true, you just can’t say that 47% of Americans are dependent on government and that they’re hard to reach politically because of that.

In one clip, Romney describes how his campaign would not try to appeal to “47% of the people” who will vote for President Obama “no matter what.”

They are, he says, “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.”

No doubt there are people who are dependent on government due to circumstances beyond their control. But it’s been a main thrust of this administration to make as many people dependent on government as possible — witness ObamaCare — and its motives haven’t always been pure.

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Video: Fox New’s Most Awkward Interview Ever

In this attempted interview, Fox News tries to ask an unemployed college graduate questions about why he originally supported Obama but now supports Romney. It goes downhill from there.

Video: Romney Claims that 47% of Voters are Gov’t Dependent & Will Choose Obama “No Matter What”

During a May fundraiser, Romney claimed that 47% of Americans are dependent on government handouts and will vote for Obama “no matter what.”

He says he won’t worry about that near-majority because he’ll “never convince them.” He’s written off “those people.” Instead, he believes his only hope is to convince the “five to ten percent” of independents to vote for him. View his comments here:

Obviously, Romney’s math is wrong. And so is his approach. There are many Americans who receive government benefits who nevertheless can be convinced do the right thing in November.

But if Romney continues to compliment the media’s class warfare theme, he is courting disaster. It’s no wonder many question whether Romney is really trying to win.