Family Research Council
December 14, 2006
On this day in 1928 the clip on tie was designed. The tie is a bow tie or four in hand tie which is permanently tied into its knot with a dimple just below the knot, which is fixed only to the front of the shirt collar by a metal clip. Many types of occupations require their personnel to wear clip-on ties for safety or efficiency reasons. These occupations include police, paramedics, and engineers. Other people may wear a clip-on tie in lieu of a standard necktie if they do not know how to tie one, while others feel it is less constrictive than a standard necktie.
He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!” - From Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” published on this day in 1843, selling 6,000 copies.
Family Research Council
December 13, 2006
The ACLU is saying a teacher’s First Amendment rights are being violated because he was fired due to his side job of making paintings that are probably the butt of many wise cracks. In what way is the school stifling his freedom of expression? The “artist” is still free to do his “paintings,” however the school district by no means needs to condone his behavior. The ACLU knows that by suing under First Amendment grounds that they can profit by suing the school district for legal fees. This is done by abusing existing civil rights laws that were meant to protect minorities who were victims of prejudice; instead the ACLU uses it as a cash cow. This is why Congress needs to stop this abuse and reintroduce and pass the Public Expression of Religion Act as soon as they come back.
Virginia Teacher Suspended for Painting With Genitals
RICHMOND, Va. — Chesterfield County school officials have suspended a teacher they say may be setting a bad example for students through his outside artistic activities.
Stephen Murmer is a self-described “butt-printing artist.”
He creates floral and abstract art by plastering his posterior and genitals with paint and pressing them against canvas.
His cheeky creations sell for hundreds of dollars.
But Murmer is also known as a popular, joke-cracking art teacher at Monacan High School.
Chesterfield County schools spokeswoman Debra Marlow says school system regulations state that teachers must set an example for students through their personal conduct.
Murmer was placed on administrative leave on Friday.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says the suspension goes against Murmer’s First Amendment rights.