Massachusetts: School Board Bans Term 'Christmas Break' Over ONE Family's Complaint (Video)

We sure wouldn't want to offend that one family...
Students will now be on 'Holiday break'

4,000 people sign a petition urging the school board to reconsider

A Massachusetts school board has banned the term “Christmas Break” due to one family’s complaint.

Back in September, Marshfield Schools approved a name change from “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.”

Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed a petition, urging the schools to reconsider.

This week, the school board voted to keep the name change.

School officials say it’s in the best interest of students and the town. The superintendent also stressed that the word “Christmas” will remain on the school calendar, and only the name of the break will change.


Video- Black Friday Makes Its Way to Britain

Black Friday invades Britain. But like the U.S., it's not just long lines and big discounts, there are fist fights, arrests and store closings because of the violence.

Police Chief calls it a mini-riot-
London (AFP) - Police blasted stores for bringing "Black Friday" to Britain, with the US sales event descending into chaotic fist fights as frenzied consumers battled to grab discounted goods.

In scenes of pandemonium around the country, common civility went out the window as yelling customers punched it out in a bid to secure reduced-price televisions and coffee makers.

Police in Manchester said three people had been arrested as the sales spiralled "out of control" after stores in the city opened at midnight.

"The events of last night were totally predictable and I am disappointed that stores did not have sufficient security staff on duty," said Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Peter Fahy.

"People have been trampling on each other and it's been akin to a mini-riot in some of the stores," he said.

"A lady's had her wrist broken, a member of the public in a wheelchair had a TV dropped on them and a security guard in one of the stores has been punched."

Black Friday at Tesco

3..2..1..They open the doors, shoppers get trampled-

CNN Report-
How Black Friday recently became big in the U.K.


Wal-Mart Says Second-Highest Online Sales Ever on Thanksgiving Day

25 million people downloaded the Black Friday ad

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  said Thanksgiving Day delivered the second-highest online sales day ever, topped only by Cyber Monday last year.

 In a press release Friday, Laura Phillips, senior vice president of merchandizing at Walmart U.S., said more than 25 million people downloaded the retailer's Black Friday ad. Tablets, TVs, sheets, children's apparel and video gaming were the top five categories of the night, while Disney's DIS, Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll was one of the night's top toys.

"We sold enough food storage containers to hold 4.5 million pounds of Thanksgiving leftovers and we sold enough towels to line the banks of the Mississippi River," said Phillips.


New Ad: 'What If They Held an Election and America's President Said It Didn't Count?'

-Dividing the Country
-Weakening the rule of law

Devastating new ad from Conservative War Chest
Watch the video



More Than $200K Raised For Woman Who Had Her Bakery Business Vandalized During #Ferguson Riots

Great story here...

Natalie DuBose, the owner of Natalie’s Cakes and More in Ferguson, Missouri, was left devastated after her business was unjustly vandalized during the recent riots over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

She reached out to her fellow Americans to help her repair her shop damaged by Ferguson protesters earlier this week. Her business had just held its grand opening over the summer.

DuBose set up a GoFundMe page and aimed to raise a modest $20,000. Thousands of generous Americans quickly stunned the small business owner, donating more than $195,000 in roughly one day.

Many conservative websites, personalities and public figures took up the cause, including actress Patricia Heaton, who used her social media influence on Twitter to drive some of her 243,000 followers to the fundraising page. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh also gave out the web address of the GoFundMe page on the air. (via theblaze)

Here is a screen grab of her gofundme page
Pat Sajak gave $1000 during this post--


Another--- New Mexico Woman Says Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her in 1972 (Video)

And this one sounds just like all the other stories where the woman was drugged by Cosby and then sexually assaulted.

Donna Motsinger, who lives in NM said the assault took place in San Francisco in 1972 when she was a single mother working at a popular restaurant in town. She said Bill Cosby walked in one night and started flirting with her. According to Motsinger, Cosby returned the following night and invited her to his comedy show after her shift.

"I was like, 'Of course!' I was very young, very naive, very innocent"

Cosby picked her up in a limo and offered her a drink, she said. By the time they got to the theater, Motsinger said she felt sick. She said she woke up the next morning in her apartment.

"With my clothes off, except for my underwear," she said. "I know I was drugged. I know for sure I was drugged. And I was assaulted. I do know those two things -- absolutely."

Motsinger tells her story to ABC7 Albuquerque


TImes-Picayune Endorses Mary Landrieu in LA

Endorsement from the TP basically just points out a long list of times Democrat Mary Landrieu brought home the bacon for Louisiana. They ignore her vote for Obamacare, ignore all the other times she voted with the Democrats and ignore her recent comments about President Obama being unpopular in Louisiana because of race.

"Mary Landrieu has stood up for Louisiana time and again during her 18 years in the U.S. Senate. She fought for our fair share of oil and gas lease revenues. She made sure our communities received vital disaster aid after Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches, after Hurricane Rita, after Gustav, after Isaac. She understood the need to keep flood insurance premiums affordable long before others in Congress came to that realization.

Her opponent is trying to distract voters from Sen. Landrieu's accomplishments in the Senate. He shouldn't be allowed to get away with that.

The most important question in the Dec. 6 runoff election is who would best represent the interests of Louisiana residents in Washington. The answer is clear: Mary Landrieu.

Her Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which passed in 2006, achieved something Louisiana leaders had tried for decades to do: Require the federal government to give our state and other energy-producing states a significant share of revenues from offshore drilling. By 2017, the act will provide an estimated $500 million each year for restoring Louisiana's coast.

Those revenues will benefit Louisianians for generations to come and help families hold onto the land they love"
read the rest here...


Missouri Lt. Governor: Grand Jury Decision Was Announced Late Monday Night Because Prosecutor Was Worried About Leaks From Holder Justice Dept.

Why announce the grand jury decision late at night when violent protesters could go out and commit mayhem under the cover of darkness? Which they did? Lt. Governor Peter Kinder of Missouri says it was because the St. Louis County Prosecutor was worried about the Holder Justice Dept. leaking the decision. He was on the Sean Hannity Show tonight. He also reveals that the National Guard was eager to go into Ferguson Monday night, but Governor Nixon said no, possible because of pressure from the Obama White House

Hannity: "I gotta believe that the Obama White House had been given a heads up not only that a decision had been rendered by the grand jury but what that decision was. No?"

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder: "I am now hearing from Democratic sources in  St. Louis, who are reliable that (Prosecutor Robert) McCulloch made the announcement when he did because he was worried about leaks from the Holder Justice Department. In other words, they would not have announced it at 8:00 p.m. Central Monday night but for pending leaks that were going to come out from the Feds"

Here's Lt. Governor Kinder, who is furious with Democratic Governor Nixon here.


Romney Leads 2016 Republican Field

He's said he's not running in 2016, other say he might. Whatever he decides, he's at the top of a few 2016 Republican polls, including this new one from Quinnipiac by a wide margin 

Mitt Romney has the edge among possible 2016 presidential contenders in a survey of GOP voters released Wednesday, while Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge lead among Democrats.

Romney took the top spot with 19 percent when Republicans were asked whom they would vote for if the primary were held now, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

From Nov. 18-23, 1,623 registered voters nationwide were surveyed with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.  Eleven percent of Republicans said that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would be their pick.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and conservative author and neurosurgeon Ben Carson each drew shares of 8 percent.

Romney has particularly high name recognition because he has run for president twice before, something that may help him in early polls. He would tie Clinton in a hypothetical matchup.

Clinton demolishes her Democratic competition in a proposed primary, taking 57 percent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) 13 percent and Vice President Biden's 9 percent


Watch George Stephanopoulos' Full Interview With Police Officer Darren Wilson

Wilson tells Stephanopoulos that he found out the Grand Jury's decision just one hour before it was announced.

He talks about what happened during his encounter with Michael Brown.

He says things went bad when he asked Brown and his friend, who were walking down the middle of the street, to walk on the sidewalk. Wilson says Brown had a very aggressive response to a simple request. Stephanopoulos asks Wilson about a blowout to his eye socket reported exclusively by GWP, Darren Wilson says, "I don't know where that came from"

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Video: Passengers Push Plane on Runway After Landing Gear Ices Up

A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push at a snowbound airport in Siberia.

That was the situation at Igarka Airport earlier this week where temperatures of minus 50 Celsius left a Tupolev Tu-134 aircraft stranded on the runway.

Passengers rallied to the rescue when oil in the plane's landing gear iced up, according to UTair, the airline whose livery the plane carries.

According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda website, there were cries of "Let's go!" as two rows of passengers, dressed in heavy coats and thick gloves, each took a wing and apparently began shoving the aircraft into position