February 15, 2018

Many Media Outlets Irresponsibly Imagine Racism in Jeff Sessions’ ‘Anglo-American Heritage’ Remark

The legion of the perpetually aggrieved “white supremacy”-obsessed jumped on a Monday remark by Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to concoct a bogus “racial dogwhistle” when he used the term “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association. Three days in, many of them still haven’t acknowledged that former President Barack Obama and others in his administration have used the term without generating controversy.

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WashPost Foreign Opinion Editor: ‘Christopher Steele Is a Hero’

Wednesday, the Global Opinions Editor at the Washington Post, whose masthead has read “Democracy Dies in Darkness” for almost a year, praised the work of Christopher Steele as “extraordinarily prescient,” created by a man who “had stumbled onto a breathtaking threat to U.S. national security.” Accordingly, Steele, per the headline at Christian Caryl’s opinion piece, “is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks” — a Four-Pinocchio claim by the Post’s own standards.

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021518)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Tim Tebow’s ‘Night to Shine’ celebrates 90,000 people with special needs worldwide

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

Via Fox News (video at link):

February 10, 2018

The “Night to Shine” is one of Tim Tebow’s favorite days of the year.

In MVP-style, the outspoken Christian athlete — a college football star who became an NFL quarterback and is now trying to ascend the ranks to Major League Baseball — is hosting the fourth-annual prom night focused on showing God’s love for thousands of people with special needs at locations around the world.

“It’s my favorite night of the year and we get to change so many lives,” Tebow said in a video promoting the event. “Honestly, it’s not just the night of their life where they get to dance, and they get to have fun. They get to ride in limos, they get to walk down red carpets.”

He added: “It’s so much more than life, because maybe for the first time, they realize that they’re worth it. They realize that they’re special. They realize that they’re loved. There’s not much more important than that.”

The idea began with holding the event at one church. Then, the former Florida Gators quarterback and his team at the Tim Tebow Foundation decided to significantly expand the operation.

This year’s “Night to Shine” has spread to 540 churches in 16 countries, with 175,000 volunteers required to put on the big night that celebrates more than 90,000 “kings” and “queens.”

Just like in past years, Tebow plans to make surprise visits at different locations.

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