April 27, 2018

Rebel Buzz: Prom prayer freakout, SCOTUS & travel bans, and Fresno prof's fate

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Prepare to be puzzled and a little disgusted.

This week, a photo went viral of teenagers blessing their meal at an Oakland, California Longhorn Steakhouse. On the biggest night of their school year, they took time to thank their Creator and show gratitude.

The original post came from the mother of one of the teenagers who, along with the photo, said this:

"I want to share a picture of my daughter and her friends from prom night. Now with the stories today about teenagers and Tide pods and condoms gathering headlines - this picture speaks for itself."

The photo was reposted by a journalist at KTVU in Oakland, Frank Somerville. He said in his post:

"So impressed with these young people on their prom date at Longhorn. They all said grace before eating and were all well behaved."

While being well behaved should be the standard, unfortunately in today's society, it's not so common. But the truly alarming aspect of this is the reactions that ensued from the post...

In judicial and national security news, the Supreme Court will likely be deciding on the travel ban very soon.

As you all know, there have been three rollouts of this precautionary bill, the latest applying to travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The first version was struck down, the second was approved in an amended version, and this third one is now going through the judiciary process with the nation's highest court.

After obstacles upon obstacles including but not limited to federal judge blockades, the state of Hawaii suing over the ban, appellate courts limiting the ban, this final ruling should be the end of it. But who will be the deciding judge?

It appears Justice Anthony Kennedy, the frequent swing vote, will tip the scales...


And wrapping up today's Rebel Buzz, Randa Jarrar will not be fired from Fresno State.

Randa Jarrar is the Fresno State professor who tweeted vile and inappropriate things about the passing of former first lady, Barbara Bush.

Many were outraged, on both sides of the aisle, but Jarrar argued that she made those statements as a private citizen, not an employee of the university.

And while I don't personally believe that the professor should be fired for her tweets alone, her tweets indicate what seems to me to be an inability to be effective in the classroom. And shouldn't that be a fireable offence? You're hired to do a job, specifically teach. If your judgement is so clouded by hate, prejudice and bitterness, how can you possibly do your job effectively?

Outside of terminating Jarrar, Fresno State also decided that no disciplinary action would be taken because she did not violate any of the terms of her employment.

But here's the glory of the free market:

Whether she's fired or not, many people, namely many donors, are displeased with her continued employment at Fresno State...

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commented 2018-04-28 08:05:46 -0400
The professor has a moral turpitude clause in her contract, doesn’t she? If Socrates shouldn’t have been made to drink poison for the same crime that should cut off her access from them.
commented 2018-04-28 02:26:41 -0400
If she made her comments about Barbara Bush as a Private Citizen. Then why did she throw it in everyone’s face that she couldn’t be fired?
commented 2018-04-27 19:47:38 -0400
How about “conduct un-becoming a tenure holding PhD at Frenso university” .??
commented 2018-04-27 18:12:30 -0400
If they were in the middle of the road blocking traffic maybe they would have been takin more serious and sincere . Funny how the left always tries to spin even the simple thing to be bad and non inclusive .