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Texas AG Files Amicus Asking for Hold on North Carolina #HB2 Suit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an Amicus brief on August 31st in asking for the courts to put the House Bill 2 (HB2) suit on hold.

Texas is joined by 10 other state attorneys general and two governors in the filing. The Amicus specifically asks U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder to put the U.S. Justice Department’s current challenge to HB2 on hold while other related cases move forward. Continue reading

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ICYMI – 23 States are now Suing the Obama Admin over Bathroom Edict

Another 10 states have filed suit against the Obama administration’s attempt to force school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathroom or shower facilities based on ‘gender identity’ instead of biology.

The new suit is State of Nebraska v. United States of America. Continue reading

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Silencing Edition

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time we looked at Pearson’s involvement with the GED: 2014 GED Results Show 90% Drop In Passage Rate

Today, we’re looking at how Pearson silences opposing viewpoints.

A reader sent me this tweet:

How testing giant Pearson buys/bullies its way to teacher silence on standardized testing. http://t.co/cO00WM5950 @LadyLiberty1885

— Michelle V. Douglas (@MichelleDouglas) January 20, 2015

This article is a long read, but well worth it. In a nutshell, Pearson went behind the scenes to dismantle and discredit a critic. From the article, “Pearson’s real counterattack took place largely out of public view.”

Excerpt:

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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Ricin Letters Update: Another Frame Up; Actress Shannon Guess Arrested in TX

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Last time it was a one time Wayne Newton impersonator framing an Elvis impersonator, now we have a cat woman costume loving actress framing her former military husband. We thought the message in the letter was a bit ‘over the top’.

Meeeeeow.

Via Daily News:

Rogers Guess, who’s appeared on ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Vampire Diaries,’ had last week told authorities that her husband, army veteran Nathan Richardson, was behind the letters. But now authorities have arrested the mother of five for allegedly sending the poison-laced letters herself.

Gee, go figure!

The couple, reportedly expecting their first child in October, had been in the process of getting a divorce, which may have been a factor in Rogers Guess’ initial accusation against her husband.

John Delk, a lawyer for Nathan Richardson, told The Associated Press Thursday that Richardson may have been set up by his wife, in retribution for the pending split.

“There are a lot of factors I’m aware of that indicate (Nathaniel Richardson) was set up in this deal by her,” Delk said. Continue reading

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#Ricin Letters Update: Person of Interest Named

We’ve been following the latest batch of Ricin letters sent to various officials and this morning a person of interest has been named. The previous letters took various twists and turns ala a Lifetime Movie of the week style and we’ve theorized the message in the current set of letters could be seen as a little over the top. While the last batch had an Elvis impersonator framed by a Wayne Newton impersonator, this one has an army vet and actress wife in a bat girl outfit:

Nathaniel Richardson of New Boston, Texas is now being looked at and his residence searched after his wife Shannon Guess, who IBD times is incorrectly reporting as Shannon Glass, contacted authorities Richardson is an army veteran based out of the Red River army depot. No arrest has been made yet.

Texarkana Gazette lays out a timeline. Here are the most recent key points:

Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson called law enforcement after finding the substance, suspected of being ricin. The couple’s home is in New Boston, about 25 miles west of Texarkana.

Updated 11:43 a.m. Federal officials have arrived at the home and asked the media to move back to make way for equipment. FBI and postal inspector officials are outside the home.

Updated 12:35 p.m. Shannon Richardson has been escorted into the Federal Courthouse in downtown Texarkana in the company of several FBI agent. Meanwhile in New Boston, the FBI’s hazardous materials response team has arrived at the Richardsons’ home.

Updated 1:15 p.m. Black trucks and enclosed trailers, along with additional FBI officials, are arriving at the Richardsons’ home on Maple Street in New Boston.

Heavy.com has some more details on Richardson and his wife.

More updates to come. Continue reading

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