Girl Sues Gym Teacher for Dragging Her into Pool During Class

A Northern California 14-year old girl is suing her gym teacher for forcing her to participate in a gym class that required her to swim in a school pool.

A video that has now gone viral shows the physical education teacher dragging the girl with her bathing suit on into the pool while she is resisting and attempting to free herself from his clutches.

According to the girl she was screaming in protest saying that her bathing suit top was coming off. Moreover, she begged the teacher not to get her hair wet because she had an engagement that night.

Danny Patterson who has worked for the school for ten years has been put on a leave of absence while the trial is pending. Paterson is being charged with misdemeanor child abuse according to a culture blog on Slate.com.

Slate reporter Alicia Harris contends that the teacher’s discipline technique has a lot to be desired. She recalls that swimming in school was traumatic for her as well. Harris remembered that her hair, which she chemically straightened when she was young, would be unmanageable from the chlorine after her swimming sessions.

Harris argues that gym class swimming, puberty for girls, and menstruation don’t mix. She concludes that it would be best that schools eliminate swimming from gym classes across the board for everyone and substitute another activity instead.

Harris writes, “Let kids get proper swimming instruction on their own time, and give them something more productive and less anxiety-ridden to do during school hours. And I’m open to suggestions for other ways to make gym class an emotionally safer space for kids.”




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50 years After ‘None Dare Call It Treason,’ David Horowitz Rises to the Occasion

Fifty years ago, in 1964, a Korean War veteran, electrical magazine editor, and self-taught expert on Communism named John Stormer published None Dare Call it Treason. It eventually sold 7 million copies. 

The premise of the book was fairly simple: there are high-ranking people in America that are in fact the enemies of America and as a movement do everything in their power to sabotage our battle against totalitarianism. Yet, nobody is willing to identify these people for what they are: Traitors. And no one will call what these traitors are doing for what it is: Treason.

That is no longer true, thanks to David Horowitz and his new book The Great Betrayal, Volume III of The Black Book of the American Left. “Treason as a moral rather than a legal issue is not difficult to define,” he writes. “Treason is when your country is at war and you want the other side to win.”

In an article written and posted on September 11, 2001, Horowitz threw down the gauntlet:

Americans are unwilling to recognize that much of the world hates us, and will continue to hate us because we are prosperous, democratic and free. Today’s tragedies must be a wake up call.  It’s time to remember that the first duty of government is to provide for the common defense. …

It’s time for those on the political left to rethink their alliances with anti-American radicals at home and abroad.  It’s time for the President to identify the monsters who planned the day of infamy, and then to carry out a massive military strike against them and any government who sponsored these acts. In sum, it is time for a new sobriety in America about what is at stake in the political battles with those who condemn America as an ‘oppressor’ nation and the ‘root cause’ of the attacks on itself.  It is time for Americans who love this country to stand up in her defense.

The attitude he was referring to came into clear view a few weeks later, on November 7, 2001, when Bill Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University that, Horowitz writes, “ranks as one of the most disgraceful utterances to pass the lips of a former American president. Without any acknowledgment of his own responsibilities as commander-in-chief, Clinton joined America’s enemies in attempting to transfer the blame for the atrocities to his country. ‘Those of us who come from various European lineages are not blameless,’ he explained, reflecting sentiments made familiar by American appeasers since the [Communist-controlled Henry] Wallace campaign of 1948.” 

The view that America is the bad guy of the world is what drove the radical Left (including Clinton and the majority of the Democrats) to dismantle America’s military and intelligence defenses in the pre-9/11 era.

In light of these unprecedented attacks, did the Democrats rise to the challenge? Of course not. They pretended to be hawkish patriots for two years – including voting to destroy the enemy regime of Saddam Hussein which we now know did, in fact, have Weapons of Mass Destruction and connections to Al Qaeda – but, as Horowitz recounts:

The global protesters failed to stop the British and American military effort or save Saddam’s regime, which fell six weeks after the initial assault. This victory put an end to the filling of mass graves by the regime; it shut down the torture chambers and closed the prison that Saddam had built for four to twelve-year-olds whose parents had earned his disapproval. But Saddam’s forces were not entirely defeated. They regrouped to fight a rearguard guerilla campaign against the American “occupiers.” At the same time, the organizers of the anti-war protests continued their efforts, this time in the arena of electoral politics. Their activists marched into the Democratic presidential primary campaigns to support the candidacies of anti-war Democrats Dennis Kucinich and Howard Dean.

The enormous resources in money and manpower that the activists mobilized against the war transformed the campaign of an obscure governor of Vermont into the Democratic frontrunner. Dean condemned America’s war in Iraq; he hinted that as president he would make peace at the earliest possible opportunity and withdraw American forces from the Gulf. Electoral politics thus became the left’s rearguard attempt to produce the result their pre-war protests had failed to achieve: an American defeat in Iraq.

Thus it began, in June of 2003, that the Democrats realized that their false patriotism endangered their standing with the America-hating base of the Democratic Party and (with the notable exceptions of Joe Lieberman and Dick Gephardt) turned on the war nearly all of them voted for. Without hesitating, they stabbed the troops they sent into battle in the back. “You can’t tell a 19-year old, who is risking his young life in Fallujah and is surrounded by terrorists who want to kill him, that he shouldn’t be there in the first place; that he’s with the ‘bad guys,’ the aggressors, the occupiers who have no moral right to be in Iraq,” Horowitz wrote in 2008. “You can’t do that and not threaten his morale, encourage his enemies, deprive him of allies and put him in danger. And that is exactly what the Democrats have done – and all the Democrats have done – for five years of America’s war to deny the terrorists victory in Iraq.”

The defining moment that proved whose side the Democrats were on came in 2007, when President Bush, recognizing the errors made, shifted to a Counterinsurgency plan referred to as “The Surge.” The plan was a dramatic success, accomplishing its twin goals of breaking the back of the various Islamist insurrections and creating an unprecedented atmosphere of security for the Iraqi people. But the Democrats were desperate to undermine our military, shown most infamously when General David Petraeus was preparing to testify to Congress on the progress made. A Democratic Senator told Politico, “No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV… the expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.” And within a few days, the Democrats’ activist arm, MoveOn.org, published a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the blaring headline: “General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House.” In fact, the Times gave MoveOn.org a 64% discount to run the smear. The Democrats knew what they were saying wasn’t true. We now know this thanks to Robert Gates in his memoir Duty. In a meeting between Secretary of Defense Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other administration officials on October 26, 2009, “Hillary told the president that her opposition to the surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. She went on to say, ‘The Iraq surge worked.’ The President conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political. To hear the two of them making these admissions, and in front of me, was as surprising as it was dismaying.”

Our troops triumphed regardless, so that once Obama came to power, he needed a way to undo these achievements without making it obvious. He did so by sabotaging the Status of Forces negotiations, orchestrating parliamentary obstacles where there previously had been none. As the great Fouad Ajami wrote in the Wall Street Journal before his untimely passing, “Obama’s rush for the exit and [then-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al] Maliki’s autocratic rule ensured that much hard-won progress would not last.” America’s security position is the worst it has been in generations, and the bloodbath we see today is the fruit of the Democrats’ betrayal.

Fifty years ago, John Stormer wrote:

There is much to be done if America is to block communist domination of the world. Much of the work is up to you. First, you must educate yourself. Determine that the facts in this book are true. Then, alert and educate others. Stay informed – and start to act. Join with others who are already well-organized for the battle against communism.

In a slightly different form, these words could have fit nicely in The Great Betrayal. Horowitz is a veteran of the ideological wars against both the Communists and the Jihad. He knows what he’s talking about.




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Historically Blue Texas County Goes Red

For the first time in its 144 year history, Texas’ San Jacinto County is now a red county. 

San Jacinto Republican Party Chair Dwayne Wright’s slogan is “Results, not Excuses.” Elected in the Republican Primary in 2014 when he ran against the sitting Republican Party Chair, Wright was true to his campaign promise to work hard, and work smart, and Republicans dominated in November’s elections. Carl Tepper, President of the Texas Republican Party County Chair Association (TRCCA), told Wright that he “just might be the best county chairman in the state of Texas right now.”    

San Jacinto County elected Republicans in district court, district attorney, county judge, sheriff, and county clerk and treasurer races. The margins of victory ranged from 6 to 37 points. The precinct races were tight, and Republican loses were by 95 to 399 votes. County Judge-Elect John Lovett defeated the 12-year incumbent by 6 points, and County Clerk-Elect Dawn Wright defeated the 28-year incumbent by 17 points. Dawn Wright is Dwayne Wright’s wife. The couple moved to the county in 2003, the year after they got married. 

San Jacinto County is named after the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto. The battle fortified independence from Mexico and established Texas as a republic. Republican grassroots leaders and activists in the county, similar to the brave men in the Texian army, were committed to break the cycle of dominance. This writer has seen first-hand their resolute and skilled execution of their battle plan, and also attended the San Jacinto County Republican Club meeting in fall 2013 when fellow Breitbart Texas writer Bob Price was the keynote speaker. Price brought its members a can of red paint and encouraged them to “Paint the County Red!”

County Chair Wright brought the county party into this century with a new website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts. Twitter followers now number over 9,400 individuals and organizations. He utilized online marketing. The new website contrasts Republican and Democrat views on gun control, Obamacare, tax cuts, a balanced budget, domestic oil exploration, abortion, and school prayer.

Wright created political campaign signs that resonated with county voters.  The signs included his website and contained captions like “Had Enough?  Vote Republican! “, and “Vote Republican: We can’t afford anymore change! ” Another sign bearing the caption “Proud Member of the Obama Team ” and an arrow, was strategically placed next to yard signs of Democrat candidates with the arrow pointing at their signs.

The Republican Party of Texas has utilized Wright to teach social media in Senate District 3. The local Party is now able to hold these events in its new headquarters. The organization has outgrown two offices since June. The new one has separate classroom and conference areas.

The County has four constables, two of which have famous namesakes (no relation known) – Sam Houston and Roy Rogers.  Constable Rogers, whose term ends on December 31st, 2016, officially switched parties and joined the Republican Party on November 19th. 

The Democrat reign that has existed since 1870 has ended in San Jacinto County. The Republican County Chair and his determined soldiers set strategic goals and through faith, creativity, and hard work were successful. Every county, Republican or not, can be inspired by their decisive battle. Breitbart Texas will continue to cover Texas counties and their efforts to stay, be, or turn red.

Lana Shadwick is a contributing writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.




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GOP Staffer Grovels, Apologizes For Admonishing Obama’s Daughters

Editor’s Note: This gloating story originally appeared in today’s edition of the Huffington Post. 

A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama’s appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, one of America’s silliest holiday traditions.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), wrote that the two teenagers should “try showing a little class,” “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” and, most of all, “don’t make faces” at Very Serious public events.

Read the full rant via Gawker:

Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.

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PAC Organizes to Oust Anti-Common Core Arizona Superintendent

Common Core supporters have organized a coalition in Arizona to recall newly elected state school superintendent Diane Douglas, who ran primarily an anti-Common Core campaign.

According to Capitol Media Services, the Coalition to Recall Diane Douglas has filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. Maxwell Goshert, the group’s treasurer, said he predicts this initial step will ultimately lead to Douglas’ ouster within a year.

Nevertheless, Douglas must be in office for six months prior to recall signature collection. The state’s constitution also requires the coalition to collect the signatures of 25 percent of the people who voted in the most recent gubernatorial election to permit a recall vote, or, approximately 367,000 signatures.

The report indicates, however, that recall organizers will actually need 450,000 signatures, considering that some will be disqualified during the verification process. The coalition will likely need to hire paid circulators to obtain the necessary signatures during a 120-day window.

“She has six months to prove herself to voters,” said Goshert. “But we believe we’re not going to be impressed by what she does in the next six months in office.”

Douglas, a former president of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board, narrowly defeated her Democrat opponent, David Garcia, an associate professor of education. During her campaign, she referred to the Common Core standards as “controlled by federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., or ivory-tower academics or quite frankly people who just want to make a dollar off our poor children.”

Douglas insists she will be listening to parents and teachers regarding education policy.

Garcia is a proponent of the Common Core and has said the controversial standards will ensure that students have college and career-ready skills. Despite support from many establishment Republicans, including two former state school superintendents who support Common Core, Garcia lost the race.

“[I]t’s going to take a lot of momentum to make people aware of who she is, what she is trying to do,” Goshert said.

Douglas’ victory is a sore spot for Common Core proponents, since Republican Governor-elect Doug Ducey also referred to the standards as “imposed top-down from Washington” during his campaign, according to a report in March at AZCentral.com.

“Educational standards are an important and necessary tool to ensure Arizona’s schools are properly educating our students,” Ducey said. “However, I believe we can do better than the standards currently tied to funding from the federal government.”

“Ideally, such standards should come from the state itself and not be imposed top-down from Washington,” he continued. “The federal government’s recent track record on important issues (health care, spending, budgets, and border security, to name a few) has been dismal.”

According to Arizona Daily Independent, however, Ducey announced last week that his new subcommittee on education will include Lisa Graham Keegan, who endorsed Douglas’ challenger, and is a Common Core proponent. During the campaign, Keegan attacked Douglas, stating she was “promoting a sort of a paranoia” by opposing the nationalized standards. Keegan referred to Douglas’ opposition to the Common Core as “destructive.”

Ducey also is including Matthew Ladner in his new subcommittee on education. Ladner has worked closely with Common Core champion Jeb Bush, and reportedly received an award for his work from Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.

In his announcement about the education subcommittee, Ducey reportedly claimed he was looking “forward to working with the education professionals on this committee to identify the best policies to improve our schools, find the most talented people to assume key positions in my administration and ensure we are putting Arizona students, teachers and parents first.”




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