University Wants Students To Stop Using ‘He’ And ‘She’…Wants Them To Say This Unbelievable Thing Instead

The University of Tennessee has a new scheme to cure what ails a world filled with “homophobia” and gender confusions by ordering staff and students to stop using the words “he” and “she” and instead use fantasy pronouns like “xe,” “zir,” and “xyr.”

As the new school year gears up, university students are already finding that indoctrination instead of education is on tap at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where some 27,000 students are discovering the new speech codes are being pushed by a “gay rights official” at the school.

The goal, this official claims, is to make the school a “welcoming and inclusive” place where students won’t feel “marginalized.”

The new speech codes were revealed by the school’s “office for diversity and inclusion” on Wednesday; they warned students not to “assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems.”

The fantasy pronouns were written by Donna Braquet, a gay rights official at the university, and includes such fantastic made-up words as “zhem” in place of them, “hirs” instead of hers, and “xem” instead of him.

Anticipating that these new words are impossible to make sense of, Braquet helpfully included instructions on how to ascertain which strange pronoun someone might want “hir” fellows to use.

Braquet insisted that every time a student meets someone new, they are to ask for guidance. “‘Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?’ is a perfectly fine question to ask,” she says in the new speech code.

Not everyone thinks this wild new scheme with its many complicated phrases and odd new words is a great idea.

“It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” State Senator Mae Beavers, R-17th District) told Fox News. “If you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance–that’s just absurd.”

“The idea a child would want to be called by a gender neutral term is absolutely ridiculous,” she added. “It’s getting so crazy in this country.”

“This isn’t inclusion. This is the radical transformation of our lives and language,” Beavers concluded.

After ridicule was heaped upon the university over this new speech code scheme, a university spokesman hastened to say that the new pronouns weren’t mandatory.

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TV’s Judge Joe Brown Is Used To Sending People To Jail — Now the Tables Have Turned

Joe Brown, the Tennessee attorney who rose to national prominence by hosting the daytime reality program Judge Joe Brown, recently found himself on the other side of a courtroom ruling.

WMC reported this week that Brown recently reported to jail to serve five days on charges stemming from his behavior as a lawyer in a child custody case last year.

“Excuse me,” he told the juvenile court magistrate after learning the court could not find his client’s paperwork, “you need to straighten yourself out.”

The judge tacked on additional days behind bars each time Brown made another accusatory statement.

After taking his appeal all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court, it was ultimately denied. As he arrived to serve his sentence, Brown was greeted by a number of supporters. Many held signs with messages such as “I stand with Joe.”

Social media efforts to raise awareness of what some say is an unjustified conviction are also under way, with many allies posting with the hashtag #ISupportJoe.

He spoke to WMC from his vehicle, comparing himself to other important figures he apparently feels represented his current struggle.

“You might have asked Mandela,” he said, “Martin Luther King, Rev. Lowery, Stokely Carmichael. You might ask those people who just got arrested in Ferguson what it’s all about. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and stand up for justice.”

In case his brand of justice was not fully clear, he used his last statement as a free man to share some race-based social commentary.

“Black lives matter,” he declared.

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School District Targets One Specific Group Of Students With Its American Flag Ban

A Central Tennessee school district has banned the display of any kind of flag, including the American flag, on the back of pickup trucks on school property.

Officials in Dickson County decided to take this action after the recent controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, WHBQ reported. South Carolina removed the flag from its statehouse grounds last month after 50 years. This move followed the death of nine people allegedly killed by a man who was pictured holding the Confederate flag.

“While this was not necessarily an attack on the American flag, there were some other issues we’re trying to address,” Dickson County director of student services Steve Sorrells said. “It’s not an unpatriotic act, by any means, because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride.”

High school senior Arianna Heisler disagreed.

“I just think that’s a right,” Heisler said. “It’s freedom of expression and I don’t think you should be able to take that away from us.” 

Any student who violates the policy will be kicked out, according to the local Fox affiliate.

Initial reports suggested all flags were banned from the school, including the American flag. The district clarified its new policy after they felt it was being misreported by the media, telling WHBQ they are only banning flags from flying on the back of pickup trucks on school property. 

“Information reported by news stations that the American Flag has been banned in the Dickson County school system is entirely inaccurate,” the district said in a statement on its website.

The flag is prominently displayed at every school in our county. It is also displayed in many of our classrooms. All students in Dickson County are allowed to voluntarily participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. We are very proud to have JROTC in both of our high schools, and we will continue to fly and respect the flag.

What do you think of this policy? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

h/t: Fox News

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Watch: Man Gets Caught Robbing A Woman. What She Says Next Makes Him Burst Into Tears.

A Tennessee man is in jail this week after several convenience store patrons reportedly saw him grab a woman’s purse. Three men ran to the victim’s aid and held suspect Ezell Graham until police arrived a short time later.

Video footage has since surfaced, showing the suspect being restrained in the front seat of a vehicle with his alleged victim standing outside just feet away.

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Posted by Murfreesboro News on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“Sir,” she pleaded through audible sobbing, “don’t ever do that again.”

Graham soon became distraught, too, crying out as the woman started to pray over him.

“In the name of Jesus,” she said, “you don’t want to have to do that. If you had asked me for anything, I would have helped you. All of these people would have helped you. You don’t have to do this.”

An apparently contrite Graham responded through his own tears: “I’m sorry. I can’t help myself.”

He insisted more than once that he “can’t live like this no more.”

Despite the histrionics, however, those holding him soon began to complain that he was becoming increasingly combative.

“He’s ready to run, too,” one man told arriving officers.

Police were able to apprehend Graham, recovering several stolen items from his vehicle. He was arrested on multiple charges, including three counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, and aggravated burglary.

Hundreds of Facebook users weighed in on the incident, with one in particular pointing out what she believed to be the most noteworthy aspect of the narrative.

“I have read most of the comments on this,” the user wrote, “and the one thing that people are missing is that [three] complete strangers stopped and helped this woman. I think that’s amazing!”

Do you applaud the efforts of these three men? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Chattanooga Marine Unleashes BRUTAL Video On Obama, Says 9 Words That Are Going Viral

A U.S. Marine offered President Barack Obama a tough lesson in what it means to show respect for his fallen brothers-in-arms.

In the 11 minute video, the unnamed veteran, who said he is from Chattanooga, first called out the president on the manner he chose to speak following the Chattanooga shootings.

“The day of the attack, you delivered a statement. You didn’t even have the decency to stand up,” he said.

The Marine then ticked off a list of shootings or deaths that Obama did stand up for while he spoke to the nation, including the Charleston shooting, the Boston bombings, the Baltimore riots, Michael Brown’s death, and the Washington Naval Yard shooting. He even stood up when singer Whitney Houston passed.

Rather than standing out of a sign of respect for the warriors who just gave their lives in military service to their country, “You sit slumped down in a chair and ramble through some poorly scripted apology that sounds as sincere as ‘if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’” he stated.

The Chattanooga resident then stood up and gave a short bio of each of the fallen and offered his condolences and prayers to their families. Some of the Marines had served multiple tours of duty overseas.

The veteran did not limit his criticism to Obama’s lack of respect for fallen soldiers, but also accused him of having a lack of respect for American history and the institutions established at the nation’s inception.

“Our Founding Fathers knew this day would come, so they left us, the people, the power to overcome,” he said. “Mr. Obama, you are a tyrant and nothing more.”

He called on the commander-in-chief to “step up and do what a president is supposed to do….If you want our respect, earn it, because right now all you have is our resentment.”

h/t: Bizpac Review

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