A school district in Texas came under fire earlier this year when it announced that it would require students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times. Now students who refuse to be monitored say they are feeling the repercussions.
Since October 1, students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonia, Texas have been asked to attend class clasping onto photo ID cards equipped with radio-frequency identification chips to keep track of each and every pupil’s personal location. Educators insist that the endeavor is being rolled out in Texas to relax the rampant truancy rates devastating the state’s school and the subsequent funding they are failing to receive as a result, and pending the program’s success the RFID chips could soon come to 112 schools in all and affect nearly 100,000 students.
Some pupils say they are already seeing the impact, though, and it’s not one they are very anxious to experience. Students who refuse to walk the schoolhouse halls with a location-sensitive sensor in their pocket or around their neck are being tormented by instructors and being barred from participating in certain school-wide functions, with some saying they are even being turned away from common areas like cafeterias and libraries.
Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at John Jay, says educators have ignored her pleas to have her privacy respected and have told her she can’t participate in school elections if she doesn’t submit to the tracking program.
To Salon, Hernandez says subjecting herself to constant monitoring by way of wearing a RFID chip is comparable to clothing herself in the “mark of the beast.” When she reached out to WND.com to reveal the school’s response, though, she told them that she was threatened with exclusion from picking a homecoming king and queen for not adhering to the rules.
The liberal media/politician/bureaucrat revolving door spins so rapidly, sometimes it’s hard to keep pace. Today we learn via the Daily Caller that the moderator for tomorrow’s vice presidential debate, ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz, hosted President Obama as a guest at her 1991 wedding to the man who would later become Obama’s FCC commissioner, Julius Genachowski.
That’s shocking enough in its own right but things are further compounded by the fact that ABC News, home of veteran Democratic adviser George Stephanopoulos, has long known about this conflict of interest and did nothing about it. Even worse, the network has actively tried to prevent the public from learning of it.
The Obama-Raddatz connection is not as clear-cut as one might think, however, since Raddatz and Genachowski divorced in 1997 and have since married other people. Still, ABC News is acting very curious in its behavior as the Daily Caller’s Josh Peterson reports:
After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night.
Both Politico and The Daily Beast jumped to ABC and Raddatz’s defense. The Huffington Post, another liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling “unusual” ABC’s attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation. [...]
On Monday evening ABC spokesman David Ford grudgingly confirmed Obama’s attendance at the wedding, after shielding Raddatz in August by declining to comment when The Daily Caller first reported the story.
“This is absurd,” Ford said, in the same statement now circulated by ABC’s media allies on the left.
Obama, Ford wrote, “attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went onto successful careers, including some in the Bush administration,” he said without providing a specific number of Harvard Law Review employees to verify the statement.
When pressed further on Tuesday for a specific number of Harvard Law Review employees in attendance at the wedding, Ford could offer none, despite circulating the same unverified approximation through sympathetic media outlets earlier that day in order to discredit The Daily Caller’s reporting.
Of course, if a Fox News employee hosting a presidential debate were to exposed as having such a relationship with a Republican president, the story would be plastered all over the media and left-leaning journalists would be calling for him/her to be immediately replaced. Clearly this would be a good idea in this case as well.
Read it all HERE.
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You know you’ve made liberals squirm when the Huffington Post writes a scathing article about you. And making liberals uncomfortable is just fine with Justen Charters, the brains behind The Six Trillion Dollar Man rap video that is all the buzz on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
On the Tuesday broadcast of the nightly Nevada political program “Ralston Reports,” Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts sat down with host Jon Ralston to discuss the presidential election.
Wynn, an outspoken critic of President Obama, didn’t hold back in his latest criticism of the incumbent president seeking a second term.
“I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bulls-eye painted on our back,” Wynn said about Obama to Ralston. An excerpt of the interview is below.
WYNN: I’ve created about 250,000 direct and indirect jobs according to the state of Nevada’s measurement. If the number is 250,000, that’s exactly 250,000 more than this president, who I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bulls-eye painted on our back.
The president is trying to put himself between me and my employees. By class warfare, by deprecating and calling a group that makes money ‘billionaires and millionaires who don’t pay their share.’ I gave 120% of my salary and bonus away last year to charities, as I do most years. I can’t stand the idea of being demagogued, that is put down by a president who has never created any jobs and who doesn’t even understand how the economy works.
Standing up today to what he called his opponent’s “unhinged” and “irrelevant” criticisms of his last 3 and ½ years in office, Barack Obama declared Mitt Romney’s attacks on his record as president as “below the belt politics” Thursday, and said it was “embarrassing to see the (Romney) campaign stoop to such desperate measures.”
Just hours after what many liberal and conservative pundits alike are calling a decisive defeat for Obama during Wednesday night’s debate with Mitt Romney, Obama also apologized during his first post-debate campaign stop for not calling out Romney for criticizing his first term, declaring such mentioning “a childish, misleading, below the belt attack,” as far as campaign tactics go.
Romney zinged Obama this morning over the fact that the economy is terrible and people are hurting, yet he’s spent the last week talking about saving Big Bird:
Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, equated President Obama’s campaign to a petulant child during an interview Tuesday after being asked about charges from the president’s campaign that her husband had “lied” during last week’s debate.
“I mean, lied about what? This is something he’s been saying all along. This is what he believes. This is his policy, these are his statements,” Ann Romney said in an interview set to air Wednesday on Fox News. ”I mean, lie — it’s sort of like someone that’s, you know, in the sandbox that like lost the game and they’re just going to kick sand in someone’s face and say, ‘you liar.’ I mean, it’s like they lost, and so now they just are going to say, OK, the game, we didn’t like the game. So to me, it’s poor sportsmanship.”
In an interview Sunday with CBS News, Obama adviser David Axelrod said Romney’s debate positions were “uprooted” from what he had said on the campaign trail.
“I think [the president] was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which Gov. Romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he’s run, walked away from his record,” Axelrod said.
Ann Romney said she “knew right away” that her husband was winning the first presidential debate.
“I knew after the first question,” she said. “I turned to my son after 50 minutes, and I gave him a nudge, and I said it’s 100 to zero right now. ”
I just got back from Columbus, OH, where President Obama was speaking as part of his Presidential campaign at Ohio State University. Part of that campaign has been a very strong support for abortion which is nothing more than the killing of an innocent human person.
I joined our friends from the Abolitionist Society of Ohio as we gathered with about 20 abortion abolitionists at the very front of the line as it filed into the rally. We greeted every single person going into the rally with the truth about what President Obama supports so emphatically. If he is going to be that enthusiastic about his support of abortion, then he should be happy that we are showing his supporters what he is so gung ho about.
Of course we were greeted with the usual profanities, we were spit upon, we were yelled at, we were harassed by the Obama volunteer team, we were harassed by the police who demanded they had the right to create a special bubble to limit free speech and so much more. Those that did engage with us could never answer a single point we made and just changed the subject or started chanting “four more years”.
Then there were the people who would look at the photos of aborted babies and start cheering like they were at a football game or say things like “I’m hungry”, “yummy” or things I will not repeat in this report.
Even will all the opposition most people could not take their eyes off the signs, they were staring at them and just looked in shock. Our prayer is that they go home and contemplate what they saw and seriously reconsider what they think about abortion. They have see the truth and we pray that it will sink in and God will change their hearts.