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Former U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan signs with Creative Artists Agency

Obama and Duncan/ed.gov Photo

Obama and Duncan/ed.gov Photo

About a month after stepping down as U.S. secretary of education, Arne Duncan has signed with CAA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

During his seven-year tenure (one of the longest in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet and the longest-serving education secretary in American history), Duncan’s accomplishments included implementing the stimulus act’s $100 billion education fund, which saved or created approximately 275,000 jobs*, increased Pell Grants and established reform programs such as Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.

CAA is expected to negotiate book and speaking deals and identify new business opportunities for Duncan, who served as CEO of Chicago Public Schools before being appointed to Obama’s administration in January 2009.

*So CAA is touting that statistic in their promotion of Arne? That works out to $363,636 spent per “creating” or “saving” a job (if you even believe that number is accurate to begin with). Only in government and liberal la-la-land could one believe that number is something to be proud of.

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Jughead Jones out of the closet…Archie Comics brands him asexual

So glad I’ve been done reading Archie comics for quite some time…

The Jughead as you may remember...

The Jughead as you may remember…

All of the years of Jughead’s love for food since the inception of Archie Comics appear to have finally meant something, as the writers of the current series have announced he is asexual in a newly released issue.

According to Fox News, the writers of the current series of Archies, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson, made the announcement at last year’s Comic Con in New York, according to Catch News. The revelation takes place in Jughead No. 4, which will be released on Wednesday. Archie Comics gave some preview pages to ComicBookResources.com, which posted them Tuesday.

“My view of Jughead is, over the 75 years of his existence, there have been sporadic moments where he has dabbled in the ladies, but historically he has been portrayed as asexual,” Zdarsky said, according to Catch News.

“They just didn’t have a label for it, so they just called him a woman-hater. But he’s not a misogynist, he just watches his cohorts lose their minds with hormones… I think something like asexuality is underrepresented, and since we have a character who was asexual before people had the word for it, I’m continuing to write him that way,” he said.

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Throughout the series, Jughead has had several girlfriends while at Riverdale High, including dating Big Ethel and January McAndrews, to sharing his love for food with Debbi.

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California issues 650,000 driver’s licenses to illegals in 2015

¡Claro que sí!

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Since last January, an estimated 605,000 driver’s licenses were issued to undocumented immigrants illegal aliens in California.

Fox News reports that immigrant rights groups and traffic safety experts have hailed the law because, they say, it means more drivers will be properly trained, licensed and more likely to have car insurance. “We believe that this new law increases safety on California roads by putting licensed drivers behind the steering wheel,” Artemio Armenta, a spokesman for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, told the Los Angeles Times.

But some have complained that under the bill, many applicants have had to wait longer to get an appointment. And even with an appointment, they have to wait in long lines.

Of Course, California taxpayers footed the bill to accommodate the illegal aliens. Before the law was implemented, the California DMV hired 1,000 temporary employees, opened four additional processing centers and extended hours of operation to include Saturdays. “It certainly overloads the system,” Ann Coil, Santa Ana Tea Party Patriots coordinator, told the Orange County Register recently. “And, again, we’re giving priority to people who aren’t citizens.”

The licenses have “federal limits apply” printed on them – meaning that federal officials and law enforcement officers in other states are not required to accept them as a valid form of identification.

The bill was part of a host of immigration-related pieces of legislation that have recently become law in California. In August, Brown signed a bill outlawing the use of the word “alien” within California’s labor code, one that permits noncitizen high school students to serve as election poll workers and one that protects immigrant minors in civil lawsuits.

California, which at 22 percent has the nation’s largest percentage of undocumented immigrants illegal aliens (yeah, I said alien!) eligible for driver’s licenses, is one of 12 states in the U.S. to allow them to obtain licenses.

Read the whole story here.

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Miracle baby believed dead cries out just hours before cremation

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A tiny baby recently pronounced dead in China woke up crying after spending 15 hours in a minus12 degrees Celsius morgue and just before he was going to be cremated.

The Daily Mail reports that staff at the Pan’an Funeral Home in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, immediately took the month-old boy to the hospital after realizing he was still alive on February 5, reports the People’s Daily Online. The baby, who is called An An, is currently under intensive care at the Pan’an People’s Hospital.

According to reports, the baby was born prematurely in a local hospital in Jinhua on January 8, weighing 49 ounces.  After spending 23 days in an incubator at the Pan’an People’s Hospital, his family decided to take him home for Chinese Near Year. There, his condition deteriorated.

The boy’s father named Mr. Lu told reporters his son suddenly went pale two days afterwards, so he rushed his son to hospital for emergency treatment on February 4. On the same day, the doctors determined the boy had a cardiac arrest and pronounced him dead at the hospital.

After the hospital issued a death certificate, his father wrapped the ‘dead’ baby in two layers of clothing and put him in a plastic bag before taking him to the morgue on February 4. The father showed reporters a receipt issued by the funeral home, which confirmed the boy had been sent to the morgue and that the price of the funeral would be 1,000 Yuan.

At 9am on February 5, after about 15 hours, staff at the funeral home said they heard him crying as they prepared for his cremation.

A worker at the funeral home told a local TV station: ‘As soon as I pulled him out of the morgue, I thought I heard noises. When I pushed him to the crematory, the noises became louder.  ‘I opened the container and saw him moving, so I told the father the baby was still alive.’ The baby was quickly rushed back to hospital.

Doctors at the Pan’an People’s Hospital in east China said this was their first encounter of such an incident. They could not explain what had happened, referring to it as a ‘miracle.’ Doctor Chen, head of pediatrics, said: ‘I have been a pediatrician for over 20 years. I’ve never seen anything like this.’

The baby boy is now under intensive care.

Baby Jesus

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German police were ordered not to prosecute migrants two months before New Year sex attacks

The officials in charge in the town of Keil, Germany have gone full-blown insane.

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Police in a German town were ordered not to prosecute migrants for certain crimes – just two months before the New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne, it has emerged.

The Daily Mail reports that documents show officers in Kiel, northern Germany, were told to forego prosecuting migrants for theft and criminal damage amid fears there was little chance of succeeding.

The guidelines were issued by the police directorate in the town in October 2015 just months before hundreds of women reported being robbed and molested by migrants in Cologne on December 31. German police have now been accused of ‘surrendering’ in the face of refugee crime.

Documents published by the Bild newspaper show that an official guideline issued by the police directorate in Kiel in October 2015 let asylum seekers effectively live outside the laws of the land when it comes to minor theft and criminal damage.

Officers were told there was little chance of success because so many of the arrivals in Germany do not have papers, and often if they do, they are false. 

Kiel decided that the costs of pursuing asylum seekers for these low-level offences were too high, the chances of success in court too low. Kiel’s police authority stated that its guidelines should become a ‘statewide applicable rule’ whereby ‘simple/low-threshold offences (shoplifting/vandalism)’ by migrants should not be followed up because of the low chance of identifying suspects and gaining a successful prosecution. But ‘higher order’ offences are to be treated the same, ‘especially serious cases of theft and personal injury,’ regardless of whether the perpetrator is a German citizen or a refugee.

The guidelines were sent as a circular to all police stations in Kiel urging restraint if the ID of a migrant suspect could not be ascertained within 12 hours of a crime being reported.

Under pressure after the document surfaced, Kiel’s police authority said a new circular dated December 23 last year made the earlier one ‘outdated’ – but media reports that it contains no references to petty crimes.

Read the whole story here.

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German Shepherd rescued a mile out to sea

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Photo courtesy of RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

From the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (UK) Facebook page:

A dog rescued from the sea at Hastings, East Sussex this morning had been missing since last Sunday.

At 9.30 this morning, (4 February) the UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public telling them that a dog had chased a seagull into the sea on Hastings beach, East Sussex.

Nick Jury, Senior Coastguard Operations Officer, based at Hastings, quickly spotted the dog in the water and was able to guide the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat and its volunteer crew to the right place to rescue it.

Storm, a 7 year old long-haired German Shepherd who had been missing since Sunday, was reunited with his happy owner at the station, before going to the vets for a check-up.

Storm’s owner said that he couldn’t thank the UK Coastguard or the RNLI enough. He said: ‘I have been out looking for Storm since he went missing on Sunday and last night I was out until midnight searching for him. When I got the call this morning that he was on the beach, I was over the moon. But when I got down to the beach he’d already swam out to sea. I was just frantic to get him back. The Coastguard reassured me the whole time, talking me through the rescue process and keeping me updated on how they were conducting the search. I just can’t thank them all enough for bringing him safely home.’

UK Coastguard Nick Jury said: ‘This is a very happy ending for Storm. The owners had put up posters informing people that he was missing and he was spotted on the beach this morning by a member of the public. By chance, the dog’s owner was also in the area searching for him.

‘I had spotted the dog in the water and was able to guide the RNLI Hastings Inshore Lifeboat to Storm, by which time he was about 1 mile out to sea. He was completely exhausted when the RNLI reached him and he was rescued just in the nick of time.

‘Happily Storm has been very fortunate to survive quite a swim out to sea. In this instance we had a 999 call and a member of the public had come into the office at Hastings to alert us. His owners and the members of the public did exactly the right thing by calling the UK Coastguard and not attempting to rescue him themselves – which is the best advice we offer dog owners. We want people to enjoy the coast and this simple measure could save lives.’

Photo courtesy of RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

Photo courtesy of RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

Loves a happy ending!

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Bernie Sanders supporters’ knowledge summed up in one Tumblr post…

feel the bern

Hint: Civics is not their strong suit.

This is an actual post I saw being shared all over Tumblr Saturday night:

please remember

not many are aware, but a president is extremely, extremely, extremelyyy limited without a supporting senate and congress.

for example, if the majority of the party is republican, as it is with Obama, most of the bills and “promises” brought up will be vetoed and denied by the congress without us knowing, thus resulting in us blaming the president when in reality, the president needs OUR help even after being selected.

voting does NOT stop after the presidential election. the president of your choice winning does NOT mean the fight is over.

if you support and want all the things Bernie Sanders is in favor of, and want to see change, please vote for a senate and congress that will support and pass these ideas as well.

so if you’re “feeling the Bern”, don’t be upset if you don’t get the free college tuition. so please, please, please, PLEASE…vote for a respectful, progressive, open minded senate & congress (:

I’m guessing this person has never heard of the power of executive orders? Have they heard about the separation of powers?

I’m guessing this person doesn’t know how Obamacare was passed?

Since when does Congress veto bills?

I’m guessing this person doesn’t know that there are plenty of ways to locate bills that were introduced and determine if they were “vetoed” or “denied” (i.e., their final status)?

By “respectful” and “open minded”, does this person mean passing a bill so that we can find out what is in it? How progressive!

We. Are. DOOMED.

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