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Texas Teacher Heather Packwood Had Lesbian Sex With Teen Girl, Police Say

Posted on | May 5, 2015 | 25 Comments

In February we reported that a female teacher had been fired from New Braunfels Christian Academy in the midst of a sex crime investigation involving accusations that she had molested a female student. Police at that time had not yet named the accused teacher. Now, however, she has been charged with multiple felonies:

A former math teacher at New Braunfels Christian Academy was arrested Wednesday months after allegations surfaced that she had ongoing inappropriate sexual relations with a former female student.
Heather Lynn Packwood, 25, turned herself into the Comal County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, New Braunfels Police spokesman David Ferguson said Thursday.
The Bulverde resident was charged with improper relationship between educator and student, sexual performance of a child and sexual assault of a child, according to Comal County Jail records. She is currently being held in the jail on a $40,000 bond. . . .
The alleged offenses began around January 2012 when the teacher moved into the victim’s home, Christopherson said. The victim’s family tasked the teacher with taking care of their children while they were away and taking them to school.
The female teacher and the victim apparently shared a room, [New Braunfels Police Lt. Craig] Christopherson said in February.
It’s unclear how long the relations lasted. The former student told her family about the alleged abuse on Feb. 13, according to Christopherson.

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.) While feminists dishonestly hype bogus statistics and phony stories to create the false impression that male college students are responsible for a campus “rape epidemic,” feminists refuse to acknowledge reports of sex crimes against girls committed by lesbian teachers, because the existence of such crimes contradicts feminism’s theory which (a) condemns all males as collaborators in the oppression of women, and (b) identifies traditional social norms, including “compulsory heterosexuality,” as institutional structures of patriarchal oppression. Once we recognize that the traditional family and its associated customs provide the best hope for human happiness — Haven in a Heartless World, as Christopher Lasch called it — we must reject feminism as a hateful and selfish ideology that destroys happiness.

It’s National Offend a Feminist Week. Be happy — because feminists hate happiness — and be thankful you’re not one of them.




 

LIVE AT FIVESEVEN: 05.05.15

Posted on | May 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Grandma Calls Wannabe Terrorist “A Good Boy”

Police officer stands near school bus used to evacuate attendees

Blames roommate Elton Simpson for actions
ISIS claims responsibility for attack

Carly Fiorina Throws Her Hat In The Ring
Former HP CEO formally enters race for GOP nomination

State Department Writes Off Americans In Yemen
Rescue mission deemed too risky



POLITICS
Justice Department Refused Funding For Baltimore Police Training

For want of $200k…

Money went to company that produced “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” for PBS

Top NY Lawmaker’s Arrest Throws State Assembly Into Disarray


Rand Paul Tweaks John McCain: “Some old guy”

Marine Commandant Chosen As Chairman Of JCS

House Veterans Committee Chair Blasts Secretary McDonald, Department’s “Rampant Lack Of Accountability”

SCOTUS Asks Solicitor General For Opinion On Interstate Pot Case

President Blasts Media Coverage Of Baltimore Riots



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Slips On Saudi Plan To Halt Yemen Bombing: WTI $58.87, Brent $66.40
EU Raises Eurozone Forecast Despite Bleaker Greek Outlook
Slower Economy Means Fed No Closer To Rate Hike
GE Links Up With Qualcomm, Apple On New Lighting Business Bet
Indian IT Companies Rise After Cognizant Posts Good Q1 Numbers
Dow Chemical To Cut Workforce By 3%
Windows Media Center Won’t Be Part Of Windows 10
DIY Computer Startup Kano Lands $15 Million
Sony Brings Game Streaming To PS3
Meerkat Dumps Twitter For Facebook
Apple Pressuring Music Labels To Drop Spotify’s Freemium Model



SPORTS
Capitals Shut Out Rangers, Take 2-1 Playoff Lead

Caps goalie Holtby blocks another shot by the Rangers

Beagle scores a rare goal to win

Red Sox Lose To Rays; Ramirez Loss Hurts Already Weak Offense

Whither The Spurs?

Rangers Stop Astros’ Streak With Sac Fly

Devils Hire Ray Shero As GM


Braves Fall To Phillies 5-2, And It Wasn’t Even That Close

Twins Hold Off A’s 8-7

Cubs Blow 5-Run Lead, Lose 10-9 To Cards

Escobar Goes 5-For-5 As Nats Rally Past Fish



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Amy Adams Gets Married After Seven-Year Engagement

Darren LeGallo and Amy Adams, husband and wife

Her 2015 movie schedule was empty, so why not?


Katie Couric Fled From Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

See The Force Awakens Cast In Annie Leibovitz Pics

Rihanna Best Dressed Diva At Met’s Great Ball Of China


Chris Brown Named As Suspect In Vegas Brawl

“Django Unchained” Actress Ordered To Apologize To Police

Rachel Uchitel Leaving Door Open For Tiger – If He Grovels

Lauren Hill Cancels Israel Show



FOREIGNERS
Quake Hits Papua New guinea, No Damage Reported
UK Parties Plot For Coalition As Chancellor Warns Of Deeply Unstable Hung Parliament
National Front Founder Strikes Back At Daughter After Suspension From Party
Burundi Court Validates President’s Bid For Third Term
Boko Haram In Disarray After Nigerian Forces Advance
Netanyahu Promises New Approach To Help Ethiopian Jews
Italy Demands EU Partners Stump Up For Rescued Migrants
#GoHomeIndianMedia: Nepalis Slam Indian Media For Doing Indian Government PR
“No Room For Gays In Kenya,” Says Deputy President
Hello China! Modi Takes Diplomacy Directly To Weibo
Senegal Pledges 2100 Troops To Saudi-Led Yemen Coalition



BLOGS & STUFF
EBL: Blaming The Victim
Doug Powers: Bernie Sanders’ Challenging Vision for America – No Car In Every Garage
Twitchy: CNN’s Alisyn Camarota Gets Schooled By Pamela Geller
Shark Tank: Fidel Castro Outed As The Drug Dealer We Always Knew He Was
American Power: The Only Thing Better Than Dessert
American Thinker: The Obama Deceit Doctrine
BLACKFIVE: Iran Deal Ad – Why Are The Mullahs Laughing?
Conservatives4Palin: Weekly Standard Succumbs To Liberal Rhetoric On Governor Palin
Don Surber: CNN Likes Riots, Opposes Drawing Pictures
Jammie Wearing Fools: NYT Reporter Confused About This Whole “Free Speech” Thing
Joe For America: The Eric Sheppard Challenge Is An Ignorant Foot-Stomping For Attention
JustOneMinute: Politicizing The CIA
Pamela Geller: Texas Jihadi Identified, Was Previously Subject Of Terror Investigation
Protein Wisdom: Punch Back Twice As Hard
Shot In the Dark: Disappointment
STUMP: Obamacare Tax Watch – Drop After Tax Day Move
The Gateway Pundit: Texas Shooters’ Mosque Controlled By Muslim Brotherhood Front Group
The Lonely Conservative: And So It Begins
This Ain’t Hell: SFC Hobson-Shearwood Saving The World
Weasel Zippers: Obama Has No Comment On Garland – But It’s Time To Go On Letterman!
Megan McArdle: What The Clintons Haven’t Learned


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Rule 5 Monday: Lt. Commander Rand, RIP

Posted on | May 4, 2015 | 27 Comments

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The weekend got eaten by Game of Thrones, visiting with friends, and suchlike distractions, but here we are, finally, with another week of links celebrating attractive women. This week we note the passing of Grace Lee Whitney, who played the rather toothsome Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek series*, with a pic of her in that role.

A rare shot of Yeoman Rand with her hair down

As usual, many of the following links are to pics of women wearing few or no clothes, and depending on where you work, these may be considered NSFW. The management is not responsible for your inability to exercise discretion; if swelling persists for over four hours, close your browser, put your pants on, and go outside.

Goodstuff leads off this week by getting fidgety with Gidget, played by the young Sally Field back in the day. Ninety Miles from Tyranny follows with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress, and Girls with Guns; First Street Journal also has Women with Weapons.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes “Food Babe” Vani Hari, Jayne Meadows, Brooke Baldwin, Beach Body Ready, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Women Eating Oysters, and Kathryn Grayson.

A View from the Beach checks in with Diora “Double D” BairdWombat’s Friday FeedWe’re No Better Than Neandertal Man (has cavegirl content), You Want Me to What?Gitcher Motor RunningAir France Abides By Rule 5Sexism in ScienceBig Breasted Bimbo Blames Baltimore on VeteransSome Red Meat For the CrowdA $#!**y StoryHannah and Her Horse and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

At Soylent Siberia, it’s your morning coffee creamer, an evening awesome appetizer, Monday Motivationer’s Let’s Make A Deal, Afternooner Garden Nom Nom Nom Gnome, Tuesday Titillation Fascination, Overnighty Window Dressing, Humpday Hawtness Because Leanna, Overnighty Going Blind Blonde, Foamy Fursday Classic Dorothy Stratten, Film At 11 I Hope, Fursday Evening Awesome Peekaboo Fur, Corset Crumpets, T-GIF Friday Acid Flashback, Overnighty Reflections On Tonsured T**t, Weekender Hoi Sin, and Bath Night Soapy Sushi.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Sophia Bush, his vintage babe is Mary Murphy, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Brazilians And Brazilians Served! At Dustbury, it’s L’Wren Scott and Trisha Krisnan; at Loose Endz, it’s the Friday Night Nudes, while at Three Beers Later, it’s the Super Goggles and “That’s How They Do It In Dixie!”

*I am well aware that she ascended to higher rank over the course of several movies and Star Trek: Voyager. As Stephen den Beste used to say, Don’t Write Letters.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox is midnight on Saturday, May 9.


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Feminists Chase ‘Avengers’ Director Off Twitter, Because … Gender Theory?

Posted on | May 4, 2015 | 106 Comments

Let me explain something up front: Hollywood blockbusters are not made by conforming to people’s pet political theories. The target audience is 12-year-olds who want to see a lot of explosions and chase scenes and stuff like that. Yet the bottom-line calculations of box-office profit mean nothing to feminists:

Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon is officially off the grid, having quit Twitter today (May 4).
The filmmaker signed off from the social media service with two final messages to his 1.15 million followers. . . .
Whedon has been criticized by some Avengers fans and critics for using Scarlett Johansson’s international spy Black Widow in a typical ‘damsel in distress’ role in a few key scenes late in Age of Ultron.

OMG, a female character getting rescued by a male hero? Oh, we can’t have that kind of stuff in movies in 2015! We must critique the social construction of the gender binary within the heterosexual matrix!

No more studio executives and producers and directors — no, this capitalist structure of movie production must be replaced by a system that guarantees social justice! The era of white cis male heteropatriarchal movie-making is over! Henceforth, every script will be created by a committee of Women’s Studies majors under the supervision of Judith Butler, Sally Kohn and Anita Sarkeesian, and all characters must be either lesbian, genderqueer or oppressed minorities from the Third World, preferably disabled or, at least, neuroatypical.

Your next super-hero blockbuster will be about an undocumented Guatemalan paraplegic bisexual with a harelip and chronic depression.

And the 12-year-olds are going to like it, or else.





 

TERROR IN TEXAS: Garland Gunman Elton Simpson Was Muslim Convert

Posted on | May 4, 2015 | 24 Comments

Sunday night’s terrorist attack on the American Freedom Defensive Initiative “Draw Mohammed” event in Texas was apparently committed by an Arizona man who converted to Islam:

The father of one of the suspected gunman in the Garland, Texas shooting told ABC News today that his son “made a bad choice.”
“We are Americans and we believe in America,” Dunston Simpson said. “What my son did reflects very badly on my family.”
Simpson’s son, Elton, was identified earlier today to ABC News by a senior FBI official as one of the suspects in Sunday’s failed attack on a Texas community center that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Elton Simpson and another man were killed by a police officer after they opened fire on the officer and a security guard, local police said.
Today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix conducting searches of the apartment. Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting. Prior to that, the Twitter account holder had published messages sympathetic to Islamic terror groups such as ISIS.

Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit has an excellent roundup, including this report from the Los Angeles Times:

Two social media accounts tweeted messages about the attack apparently before it happened.
A Twitter account titled “Shariah is Light” — bearing the image of extremist Islamic propagandist Anwar Awlaki, who was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen in 2011 — posted an allusion to the attack just minutes before it happened.
Before the shooting, the “Shariah is Light” account also tweeted a command to follow another account, titled “AbuHussainAlBritani,” which also tweeted before and after the attack. . . .
“The knives have been sharpened, soon we will come to your streets with death and slaughter!” tweeted the “AbuHussainAlBritani” account before the attack.
After the attack, the “AbuHussainAlBritani” account began tweeting praise of the Texas shooting, and linked the attack to the militant group Islamic State.
“Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the … art exhibition in texas!” the account tweeted. “Kill Those That Insult The Prophet.”
“They Thought They Was Safe In Texas From The Soldiers of The Islamic State,” the account tweeted.
The accounts have since been suspended.

The second shooter has just been identified:

Law enforcement officials said Monday afternoon that the second shooter in the Texas attack was Nadir Soofi, 34, Simpson’s roommate.
FBI agents searched a Phoenix apartment Monday as part of the investigation into the shooting, which occurred Sunday evening in Garland, a city near Dallas.
The FBI had begun monitoring Simpson again recently. Authorities said Monday that they were still working to determine details about the two men and who may have instigated the plan. The FBI does not believe the shooting was directed by an international terrorist group, but is still investigating.

UPDATE: Today I’ve had my office TV on CNN all day and it was insulting to watch the network go out of its way to depict Pamela Geller as an irresponsible hatemonger. They had on two different guests (Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich) from the SPLC, as well as a professor who has written a book about “Islamophobia.” Noah Rothman at Hot Air discusses the liberal media’s smears against Geller and observes:

This isn’t the first time an organization listed as a “hate group” by the SPLC was attacked by gun-wielding maniacs, but you don’t see many media outlets looking into the climate of murderous violence inspired by this liberal advocacy group.

The SPLC is a dangerous totalitarian propaganda outfit.

UPDATE II: More information about Nadir Soofi:

According to his Facebook page, Soofi spent a considerable amount of time with his little brother. He’s a graduate of the University of Utah and the International School of Islamabad in Pakistan. His page also shows multiple posts featuring Palestinian and anti-police propaganda. Frequently, he posts the phrase “Eid Mubarak” meaning celebration to the blessed. Soofi was the owner of Effinity Solutions, a carpet cleaning business in Phoenix. In July 2013, he called himself a “newbie to the carpet cleaning industry.”

Just another law-abiding adherent of the Religion of Peace.





 

LIVE AT FIVESEVEN: 05.04.15

Posted on | May 4, 2015 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
POLICE KILL TWO GUNMEN OUTSIDE MOHAMMED CARTOON EXHIBIT IN TEXAS

Exhibit attendees sequestered by Garland PD officers

Garland ISD security guard shot; bomb squad called in to scope out attackers’ car
Geller, Wilders unhurt

Nepal Tells Foreign Aid Workers To Get Out Of Katmandu
Help needed more in the countryside

Baltimore Ends Curfew
National Guard forces to be withdrawn over the next week



POLITICS
Ben Carson Officially Throws His Hat In The Ring

Carson speaks to the media in Mobile, April 30

Former neurosurgeon largely unknown outside conservative circles

DOJ Checks With White House Before Admitting Amensty For Illegals Already Underway

Hillary Bows To The Far Left

O’Malley: Washington Has Abandoned America’s Cities

Former Deputy CIA Director Accuses GOP Of Distorting Agency’s Analysis

Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) Blames GOP For America’s Economic Woes

Ohio Gov. Kasich Still Unsure About Presidential Bid

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Claims Too Much Policing Leads To Unrest



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Dips On Weak China Factory Data: WTI $58.80, Brent $66.22
German Data Leads Euro Shares Higher, Dollar Steadies
India April Factory Output Eases On Weak Demand
McDonald’s To Announce Latest Turnaround Plans
GM Cuts Price On 2016 Volt
The Other Enemy Of 401(k) Plans And Your Retirement
Microsoft Reveals New Edge Browser
Facebook Opens Up Internet.org For More Developers
Find Apps That Secretly Connect To Ad Sites
Tesla Begins Selling Used Model S Cars Online
Apple Watch Has A Tattoo Problem



SPORTS
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins At Talladega

Fans greet Dale Jr.

First win at legendary track since 2004; sixth Sprint Cup win this year


Brewers Sack Manager Ron Roenicke

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry To Be Named NBA MVP


Astros Notch 10th Straight Win, Edge Mariners 7-6

Ducks Stay Perfect In Postseason, Blank Flames 2-0

Twins Complete Chicago Sweep With Crushing 13-3 Win

Lightning Have Habs On The Ropes

Fister Outduels Gee, Nats Blank Mets Again 1-0



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek’s Yeoman Rand, Dies At 85

As we remember her best, from the original series

Former lounge singer credits Trek fans for her survival and recovery from addictions; died at home near Fresno

“Walking Dead” Actor Apologizes For Subway Rant

Princess Kate, It’s A Girl!

Models Slip Into Pajamas For Vogue Bash

The Force Awakens On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

Art World Insiders Gather For Murder Mystery Book Party

Nigel Terry, Excalibur Star, Dies At 69

Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn Call It Quits

The Black Widow Conundrum

Jamie Foxx’ Attempt At National Anthem Panned By Boxing Fans

Beyonce Signs Teen Wannabees



FOREIGNERS
Israeli Police Clash With Ethiopian Jews After Anti-Racism Protest Turns Violent
Everest Climbing Season Likely Over As Nepal Turns To Rebuilding
Next UK Government Likely To Be Coalition; Neither Labour Nor Tories Likely To Gain Majority
National Front Disciplinary Board To Determine Founder’s Fate
Chicom Chief Warns Against Taiwan Independence
Taliban Welcome Afghan Peace Efforts After Qatar Talks
“Schedule” Prompts Kim Jong-Un To Cancel Moscow Trip
Suicide Bomber Hits Damascus In Possible Assassination Attempt
Top Terror Suspect In Philippines Killed, Probably By Followers
Deal Or No Deal, Greece Still Faces Bankruptcy



BLOGS & STUFF
Louder With Crowder: An Open Letter To Al Sharpton
EBL: The Guilty Bunch
The Shark Tank: Cruz Releases Report – Obama’s Power Grab As Demonstrated In Court Cases
American Power: Obama Wants To Kill The Opportunity Scholarship Program
American Thinker: The Great American Riot Circus
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Punk Rock Lessons
Conservatives4Palin: Marie Harf On Clinton Corruption – “I Don’t Automatically Want To Assume It’s Problematic”
Don Surber: 2016 Campaign Slogans
Jammie Wearing Fools: Boehner Getting All Weak-Kneed On Looking For Clinton’s Lost E-Mails
Joe For America: Black Teens Execute Father & Son In New Orleans; Obama & Co. Silent
JustOneMinute: Hillary Won’t Follow In Obama’s Footsteps
Pamela Geller: Devout Muslim Twitter Account Tweets #TexasAttack Moments Before Art Contest Shooting
Protein Wisdom: “I Intend To Vote With My Vagina”
Shot In The Dark: Perspective
STUMP: Pension Quick Takes – Bullshit Assumptions And Bad Advice
The Gateway Pundit: Silence From Obama On Islamic Terror Attack In Texas
The Jawa Report: RIP Ben E. King
The Lonely Conservative: Woman Who Failed Fitness Test Will Still Become NYC Firefighter
This Ain’t Hell: LA Times Claims Nobody Wants To See A Bergdahl Trial
Weasel Zippers: Utah CCW Permit Holder Takes Out Carjacker With Taxpayer Relief Shot
Megan McArdle: Simple Or Cheap, But Not Both
Mark Steyn: A Se’ennight Of Steyn



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TERROR IN TEXAS: Gunmen Attack @PamelaGeller Event in Garland UPDATED: ISIS Takes Credit? ‘May Allah Accept Us as Mujahideen’

Posted on | May 3, 2015 | 73 Comments

Two gunmen opened fire at a “Draw Mohammed” art context in Texas, and the story is now being updated continually. Pamela Geller remains as courageously outspoken as ever:

This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?
Two men with rifles and backpacks attacked police outside our event. A cop was shot; his injuries are not life-threatening, thank Gd. Please keep him in your prayers.
The bomb squad has been called to the event site to investigate a backpack left at the event site.
The war is here.

UPDATE: Brandon Darby reports at Breitbart.com:

GARLAND, Texas — Shots rang out this evening at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas during the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest. A law enforcement officer was shot and both suspects have been killed. Officers on the scene said that it is possible that explosives are in the area.
Attendees were immediately forced into lockdown by police, including three Breitbart News reporters. Sources say event organizer Pamela Geller and keynote speaker Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, are safe. Breitbart Texas was conducting a live video interview with Geller at the moment of the attack.

UPDATE II: This is shocking news:

Just before the time of the attacks, at 7:35 EST, well before news agencies had reported the attacks, an Islamic twitter account reported that an attack was about to take place.

UPDATE III: Headline at the Dallas Morning News:

Gunmen open fire outside ‘Muhammad Art
Exhibit’ at Garland ISD facility, police say

Headline at WFAA-TV:

Two shot near Garland events center

Via Memeorandum with more blog commentary from Moe Lane, Jawa ReportThe Gateway Pundit and Scared Monkeys.

UPDATE IV: Headline at American Power:

Two Suspects Open Fire, Shot Dead at AFDI
‘Draw Muhammad’ Event in Garland, Texas

 

Brother Of- & World’s Youngest Blogger Experience Patriarchal Oppression

Posted on | May 3, 2015 | 10 Comments

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