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Jerry Boykin is the kind of man you’d want teaching your sons – a good and decent man, an honorable man – a Christian man.
For the past nine years the retired lieutenant general has taught leadership and ethics at Hampden-Sydney College, a highly regarded, all-male school based in Virginia. By many accounts – he is beloved and deeply respected by students.
But Gen. Boykin will not be returning to the classroom this fall. That’s because he tells me he's been fired.
The man who was one of the original members of Delta Force and once commanded all of the U.S. Army’s Green Berets – the man who served his nation with honor and distinction for more than 36 years – was ousted because of political correctness.
In March, Gen. Boykin delivered a speech to conservatives and he referenced the national uproar over transgendered people using the ladies room.
He cracked a joke: “The first man who goes into the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery.”
But militant LGBT activists were not laughing.
“I never said homosexuals. I never said transgenders,” he told me. “I was really talking about these perverts who would use this as a way to get into the bathrooms with our wives and daughters.”
Boykin, who also serves as an executive vice president of the Family Research Council, tells me as many as 150 activists signed a letter written to the college demanding that he be fired.
“They claimed I was calling for violence against transgenders,” he told me. “Obviously it is not true. It was a figure of speech. It was meant to be humorous and it was humorous to the audience.”
You’d think that militant LGBT activists would enjoy a good rib-tickler. Apparently, they do not.
“Political correctness is absolutely out of control,” he said.
Boykin learned just recently that he would not be returning to the college – without warning.
“I was not given a chance to defend myself,” he said. “I was not given an opportunity to explain myself. That’s the sad part of it. The school is better than that.”
Apparently, they are not.
It's early yet regarding the effects of the county penalizing businesses and consumers with their artificial inflation shenanigans, but to consider: The average monthly rate of unemployment in Johnson County in 2015 according to Iowa Workforce Development statistics was 2.6%. That's great and a pretty darn low rate right!? And sure, there are tangibles besides a minimum wage hike that can effect an unemployment rate, this area is after all pretty much a state taxpayer run economy.... But again, consider this: The average monthly rate of unemployment in Johnson County so far in 2016 is 2.9%, after the county government forced wage hike to $8.20/hr on Nov. 1, 2015. We have yet to feel the repercussions of the "You MUST pay!" $9.15/hr on May 1, 2016, but given the data history of cities like Seattle that have enacted government-forced wage hikes, it will mean another increase in the jobless rate. And never mind the rise in area prices for consumer goods....... That cup of coffee from the non-chain establishment, that breakfast at your favorite LOCAL eatery, that trinket or knickknack at the Mom & Pop shop. Don't worry, if you haven't already experienced a price hike or two, you will, and then-some.
"But, wait a minute!" you say.
"Isn't that unemployment rate going the wrong way?"
"But, but, supervisors said the opposite would happen!"
Yep, all true.
Things that make you go hmmmmm......... And see, I told you so......
This story is developing.... Like I said, it's early in the government-telling-local-businesses-how-to-pay-wages game. But remember, county supervisors like Rod Sullivan PROMISED us that more jobs would be created with a forced wage hike. He PROMISED us that artificially inflating pay would mean increased buying power. He PROMISED us that government telling businesses how to go about their business would stimulate the local economy.
So far, that hasn't been the case.
Stay tuned, more monthly unemployment rate information is pending, along with consumer price data!
Pssst, hey Rod, government forced higher minimum wage increases cause unemployment. They also cause UNDER-employment, which is many ways, is an even worse thing. You're not fixing anything, you're actually making matters worse.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Of all the pressing issues the White House needs to focus on, Obama spends time on.... TV? Really?
WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Friday his support for opening the market for cable set-top boxes, singling out the devices in millions of homes as a clunky and outdated symbol of corporate power over consumers as he introduces a broad federal effort to increase competition.
In an unusual step, Mr. Obama will weigh in personally on a pending proposal at the Federal Communications Commission, filing comments that encourage it to loosen cable companies’ grip on the boxes. And he will sign an executive order calling on every federal agency to send him proposals within 60 days for steps they can take to promote competition in a range of industries and better protect consumers.
Neil Cavuto Clashes With ‘Million Student March’ Organizer in ‘Socialist’ Shirt After She Claims Capitalism Has Been Proven ‘Illegitimate’ | TheBlaze.com
“We’re spending our money on wars, we’re spending our money on tax breaks for big, wealthy corporations,” Scruggs said. “This system of capitalism has proven itself illegitimate, and it cannot provide basic things like education, shelter [and] health care.”
Scruggs, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “the candidate of Walmart, Wall Street and war.”
Cavuto pressed Scruggs on what her ideal tax rate would be.
Scruggs replied that she wants to see taxes raised for “those who are making billions of dollars” and “Wall Street bankers.”
“Billionaires, not millionaires,” Scruggs said.
Watch the debate below:
Tense Scene Unfolds When Black Woman Accuses White Student of Cultural Appropriation for Dreadlocks | Video | TheBlaze.com
San Francisco State University said Tuesday it had opened an investigation after a viral video captured a black female student accuse a while male student of cultural appropriation for having dreadlocks.
A 46-second video uploaded to YouTube captured an unidentified woman accost student Cory Goldstein in a hallway Monday over his hair style.
“You’re saying I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?” he asks.
“Because it’s my culture,” the woman replied.
President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday.
After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as “baby” Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina.
"The Republicans have a 100-day plan to take out Trump. Where was the GOP's 100-day plan to take out Obama or Hillary Clinton? Anybody heard of that plan? Despite talk of unity and coming together, believe me, behind the scenes there is none of that. Behind the scenes all there is is scheming that is designed to protect what they've got. That's more important than the party winning elections. Do not doubt me." - Rush Limbaugh
Graphic footage of a man urinating on a Kellogg’s cereal assembly line in Memphis, Tennessee two years ago has emerged online.
WMC-TV reached out to the Kellogg officials investigating the incident.
Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles confirmed to the news channel that the the video was recorded at the company’s Memphis facility in 2014.
Government pretends it's the cause of progress. Then it strangles innovation.
We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get "out of control."
When it's hard to innovate in the U.S., innovation happens elsewhere. The Japanese already offer largely automated hotels. At the Henn-na (or "Weird") Hotel, the front desk clerk is a robot dinosaur -- popular with the kids. Another robot stores your luggage, and another takes you to your room.
This may sound like an expensive stunt, but the robot hotel is cheaper than others nearby -- partly because it employs fewer people.