Author Archive | Charles Oliver

BrickbatConst_856x642-3ababa08d0508621c7916712d2ac615f0629538a

Brickbat: Constitutional Scholar

Larryhw / Dreamstime”There is a fine line between freedom of speech and hate speech,” said Lori Stettler, vice chancellor of student affairs at Southern Illinois University. “Once that line is crossed, there is zero tolerance.” Stettler tells the student newspaper that any student taking part in a hateful demonstration will face disciplinary action.

Continue Reading
Lafayette_856x642-70c9a7c6f7066547e96bcf3a23707ebc5c02cd6d

Brickbat: Never Mind

Cumberland County, North Carolina, schools superintendent Tim Kinlaw has apologized for canceling a school environmental program that used the Marquis de Lafayette, for whom Fayetteville is named, for its mascot. Kinlaw says he canceled the program because some members of the community complained that Lafayette was a slave owner. He says he has since learned […]

Continue Reading
stolenmoney_856x642-feffc3eb14dbf720de39cdfe899922b737c749cf

Brickbat: It Takes a Thief

Former LaSalle County, Illinois, state attorney Brian Towne has been charged with perjury and official misconduct. The charges include having investigators from his office stop cars on Interstate 80, seizing cash and vehicles from alleged drug dealers in those cars and spending at least some of those proceeds for his personal use.

Continue Reading
Tick_856x642-655849db22e1b84f7acf2b995dc92a5575ead683

Brickbat: The Tick

Members of Japan’s Miyazaki prefectural government say that in retrospect it was a bad idea to bring a deadly tick with them to a press conference to warn about the dangers of a tick-borne disease. The tick got away, and even with help from the reporters at the press conference, officials were unable to find […]

Continue Reading
TrumpSigns_856x642-9f257dd08e7a7e56ebe0149c310320886599d1b4

Brickbat: Make School Great Again

Georgesheldon / DreamstimeOfficials with Georgia’s Cherokee County school system have apologized after a teacher ordered two students out of her classroom because they were wearing “Make America Great Again” shirts. The teacher said they couldn’t wear the shirts “just like you cannot wear a swastika to school.”

Continue Reading
beercan_856x642-a0e1203d51cb5a679a5561ef3316b66e8225970c

Brickbat: Collective Punishment

After officials at New Jersey’s Randolph High School found a beer can at a high school football game, they ordered 75 students sitting nearby to a classroom. Then they called their parents and gave them two hours to have blood or urine tests performed on the students. If anyone refused, their child would be suspended […]

Continue Reading
HurHarvey_856x642-2c03d48ef0094f37bff5b0340bff4611919d9df0

Brickbat: Like a Good Neighbor

NOAATwo men who loaded up an RV with supplies to help Hurricane Harvey victims managed to get to those in need, but not before being harassed by a Texas cop. “My patience is running thin because my house is flooded, too, and I gotta be out here helping people. I appreciate that you’re here, but […]

Continue Reading
kite_856x642-d786eea2185532171706645ca5f2a65411f082d2

Brickbat: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Edyta Linek / DreamstimeSteve Polansky has been flying kites on Toronto’s Woodbine Beach for more than 20 years. But he says a city worker recently told him flying kits at the beach is against the rules and threatened him with a $300 fine if he kept it up.

Continue Reading

Recommended Viewing…


FREE EMERGENCY FOOD!

Feed Your Family for 3-Full Days During Any Disaster.

FREE POP LANTERN!

This is the Coolest Light You’ve Never Seen!

PROTECT CREDIT CARDS

This FREE Card Shields Your Credit Card from Thieves!

 


FREE EVERSTRYKE MATCH!

This Firestarter Will Never, Ever Fail You!

 

Recommended Viewing…


FREE HYBEAM POPLAMP

Great for Emergency Survival Kits!

FREE GUN LOVER SHIRT

Choose the Size You Want!

PARACORD BRACELET

Show Your Patriotism with this FREE Bracelet!

 






FREE MICRO KEY KNIFE

The Only Knife You’ll Never Forget!

 

dancing_856x642-7dcb5c4b44e6b1ed47a709d4fe7036039123bea0

Brickbat: Slow Dancing

Last year, the Swedish parliament voted to end a requirement that bars and clubs must have a permit to allow dancing. But police are still citing clubs where “spontaneous dancing” breaks out without a permit. An industry official says she has asked lawmakers why it is taking so long to actually get the dancing permit […]

Continue Reading

Recommended Viewing…


FREE EMERGENCY FOOD!

Feed Your Family for 3-Full Days During Any Disaster.

FREE POP LANTERN!

This is the Coolest Light You’ve Never Seen!

PROTECT CREDIT CARDS

This FREE Card Shields Your Credit Card from Thieves!

 


FREE EVERSTRYKE MATCH!

This Firestarter Will Never, Ever Fail You!