Utah Teacher Busted Having Sex with Underage Student Has Mindblowing Remark on His ‘Performance’…

Writing from her prison cell, former Utah teacher Brianne Altrice has given a lengthy list of excuses defending the sexual relationships she had with three of her male students in 2013.

The 37-year-old is currently serving a 2- to 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse last April.

In her written response to a lawsuit filed against her by one of the victims, Altrice noted that she “couldn’t afford proper counsel” at the time, but would do her best to defend herself.

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The letter, which was obtained by the Salt Lake City Tribune, pushes the blame on both the parents and the school, saying she was essentially never reprimanded for her dress or conduct.

Altrice also argues that the parents “never attended parent teacher conferences,” despite one of the students going to her for advice on how to improve his relationship with his mom and dad.

Probably the most damning excuse given by the former teacher is this:

“Ms. Altice expressed and advised [the boy] to communicate with his parents and continue to do his best in school,” Altice wrote, adding that the boy’s grades improved during the 2012-2013 school year when she was his teacher.

She also added the victims would regularly “thwart inappropriate comments” directed at her, saying they called her “hot” and “sexy” many times.

As the Daily Mail reports, a second victim, who claims she took advantage of his troubled past filled with sexual abuse, has sued Altrice and the Davis School District.

The school remains firm they never knew about her relationship with their students.

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Trump People Aren’t Afraid Convention Will Be Stolen, They’re Afraid It WON’T Be


Donald Trump and his surrogates and his spokespeople and his supporters and his fans and his, I don’t know … his dog, they are all, everyone aboard the Trump train, professing a fear or an outrage that the election is being “stolen” from Trump. This fear/outrage is based on two things: 1) Some people haven’t yet knelt before their god-king, which is very unacceptable to cult members and 2) Trump is failing to secure enough delegates to walk in as the winner in Cleveland. These are, course, dumb reasons.

The point of contention is obviously the second one: the delegates. If Trump doesn’t arrive in Cleveland with a majority, ie. 1,237 delegates, then on the first ballot he won’t get the nomination. There will be a second ballot. And that is what is (theoretically) causing the Trump fans to spasm into fits of apoplexy and issue threats of storming delegate hotel rooms in anger.

Right off the bat that raises a question. Why are they so sure that Trump won’t get votes on the second ballot? I mean, that’s what they are conceding isn’t it? That once not bound, the elected delegates, chosen from among the people to represent the people, will absolutely not back Trump. That’s what they are saying. Trump’s supporters are saying that. They are so sure that delegates will turn on Trump that they are threatening riots and hotel attacks. What happened to Trump the deal-maker? Trump the inevitable? Trump, the man the people want? It’s like his supporters think that there is no clear mandate from the primaries to nominate Trump!

Which, I’ll be darned, there isn’t! But it’s amazing they are so willing to concede that. He can’t even make it through a second ballot? Amazing I say.

The remedy – and this is where it gets really awesome – the remedy Trump’s fan base wants for his apparent inability to persuade people, is that they want instead to just hand the whole shebang to him. They don’t care about the need for a majority. His supporters claim not only that he doesn’t need 1237, the majority, but they already think he’s proved his case and the rest of the primary doesn’t even matter. Go ahead, ask them. They’ll tell you this. Trump has already won, he’s already shown the will of the people, everyone needs to just accept it. They want to bypass the rules, and the vote, and just go ahead and call it done. They argue that if he has a plurality when he arrives in Cleveland, then he should win on the first ballot. Seriously, go ask them.

Did you ask them?

Of course, that particular sect of Trumpers are not making the same argument that more experienced Trump people like Roger Stone are making. It’s the grassroots supporters who say it. It matters, though, because these are the very people that Trump’s talking heads are trying to froth to frenzy with their talk of “stolen” elections. They have already promised “riots”, have already demanded Trump followers “march on Cleveland” and confront delegates in their hotel rooms, and even promised, I kid you not, Armageddon. This insanely inflamed rhetoric is pretty standard talk now from Trump partisans on cable news and on Trump websites. They’re trying to use a very real threat of force to get their way, and the force they wish to use is Trump’s crazed fan base. A base of followers who don’t know how the convention or indeed a primary election works at all. Also, they don’t care. Like I said, they believe he has already demonstrated that he’s won.

So we’ve established that the grassroots Trump supporters want to break the rules to have him nominated. What that means is that they are the ones who actually wish to steal it. And the people who know better, the Trump supporters who know that a contested convention is not unprecedented, who know Reagan won at a contested convention, well those folks aren’t willing to follow the rules either. Roger Stone has already admitted multiple times that Trump’s organization failed to prepare and hasn’t done any of the necessary legwork to win at the convention. So they would rather use the threat of an enraged rabid fan base to intimidate delegates into voting for Trump.

In other words they, too, would rather steal it. And if they can’t do it by intimidating the party into changing the rules under threat of violence, then they’ll do it by intimidating individual delegates.

Trump’s fans and surrogates and spokespeople and dog aren’t afraid the election will be stolen. They know that Trump is going to lose it by his own incompetence. What they are afraid of is that they won’t be able to steal it for him anyway. That’s the panic you see. That’s the edge in their voice. (I mean the new edge, as opposed to the already existing “I’m barely tethered to reality” edge more commonly found in Trump fans.)

If anyone needs to watch out for illegal activity and theft, it is those who oppose Trump. It’s the oldest trick in the book. Do a bad thing while accusing the other team of doing that exact thing. Lie while calling Ted a liar. Cheat while calling the GOP cheaters. And they aren’t even hiding it.

Armageddon indeed.

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Twitter Erupts when Kesha’s ‘Hate Crime’ Suit vs. Sony is Dismissed. Just One Thing About That…

In late February, pop singer Kesha Sebert got an answer from the Manhattan Supreme Court about whether or not she would be released from her contract with Sony over her allegations that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her.

The court ruled against her.

In the wake of that ruling, Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke), the man whom she alleged gave her a date rape drug then attacked her when she was 18 and still a virgin, made a startling revelation on social media:

He also pointed to an article which appears to show that Kesha’s attorneys fingered him for assaulting a very well known rape survivor:

Kesha countersued after the February ruling, claiming that she was discriminated against and the victim of hate crimes.

Now, a judge on the New York Supreme Court has made a final decision on the main points in the case:

Fortune reports that:

[Justice] Kornreich ruled that the claims in question cannot go forward due to the fact that the alleged rape and abuse occurred outside of New York and, because it allegedly took place in 2008, that the statute-of-limitations no longer applies. With regard to the hate crime claim, the judge stated that “every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime,” according to THR.

Once the news got out about Kesha’s loss, Twitter erupted with outrage over the judge’s ruling:

A famous name even chimed in:

There’s just one problem: The New York Supreme Court Justice who made the ruling isn’t a him. Her name is Shirley Kornreich, Yahoo! News reported. Justice Kornreich has sat on the bench of the Commercial Division since 2009.

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New Ted Cruz Ad For New York Ties Donald Trump To Democrats And Corruption

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Ted Cruz’s campaign, not a super PAC, has released an ad developed for the New York market. It ties Donald Trump to a number of significant Democrat politicians with corruption problems by showing how much money they have received from Trump in political contributions.

If you don’t have time to view the video, these are the high points

  • Trump handed over $41,000 to Eliot Spitzer, who made it all the way to the Governor’s Mansion before his relationship with a high-priced prostitute became public. And Trump gave almost $4500 to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner who publicly tweeted lewd pictures of himself.
  • Trump has no problem handing out cash to some of the most liberal politicians hailing from New York. He gave $64,000 to Andrew Cuomo, helped elect and re-elect New York mayor David Dinkins, and donated $8,900 to Chuck Schumer, one of the leading Senate Democrats advocating for amnesty and to put liberal justices on the Supreme Court.
  • Trump is a significant backer of the corrupt Democrat machine in New York, giving $138,000 to the party over several decades. Since 1999, Trump has personally contributed over $350,000 to New York candidates and committees, and at least an additional $50,000 through one of his businesses.
  • Trump’s relationship with the Clintons goes back decades. In addition to inviting Bill and Hillary to his wedding, he has contributed to Hillary’s New York senate and presidential campaigns, and given at least $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation (though some reports have it closer to $250,000).
  • He’s also given thousands of dollars to individuals with legal and ethical violations. Trump gave $56,000 to convicted felon Alan Hevesi who went to prison for a massive pay to play pension scandal. He contributed to a disgraced Queens assemblyman who stole $90,000 from a little league association. And he donated to Sheldon Silver, a former Speaker of the New York State Assembly who is facing 130 years in prison for a corruption.

As I noted earlier today, the real objective for Cruz in New York is not necessarily to win, though that would be sweet indeed, but to keep Trump from winning 50%+ at the state and congressional district level. This ad may very well move the needle enough to accomplish that goal.

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Teen Tweets 2-Word Remark to Trump & Gets Mercilessly Harassed By Folks Who Don’t Like It

Gabe Fleisher is your average teenager who enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with friends.

Another well-known fact about the 14-year-old is his fiery passion for politics. In fact, his political fervor was on full display recently when he responded to billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, after he posted this tweet regarding the Michelle Fields incident:

A two-word response from a teenaged boy living in Missouri sent Twitter into a frenzy.

Here are just a few responses Gabe says he received from Trump supporters who did not find his sarcastic comment very funny:

Gabe tells Independent Journal Review he was “surprised” at the responses:

“I clicked “tweet” on those two words, like I’ve launched tons of others before, and almost immediately began receiving very hateful messages back, which was fairly new to me. But once I got over the initial shock of having hundreds of strangers sending really harsh words, it was very saddening to see what our political discourse has become.

I sent out just two words, answering the question Trump had asked, and the first resort of so many was to turn to name-calling and profanity, and I think that’s a troubling sign of what our democracy has devolved into.”

His response reads like that of someone twice his age, which is likely why more than 1,000 people receive his political newsletter, “Wake Up To Politics,” every day.

Gabe says he’s always loved to write and began emailing his mom political updates in April, 2011. It slowly developed into a daily newsletter that was forwarded to family and friends.

Since he was just 10 years old, Gabe has been waking up at 6 a.m. every day to compile his newsletter, which was inspired after the 2008 presidential election, when he was just six years old:

“I think in an election cycle, politics is kind of inescapable for everyone in America. No matter your age, it’s impossible to avoid the ads, and the yard signs, and the bumper stickers. Some people hate it, but it really fascinated me when I saw them popping up in 2008, and I would ask my parents about the candidates and the elections, and I started reading about history.

In January 2009, my dad took my sister and I to the presidential inauguration, and that’s when I was really moved into a full-on passion for politics and history.”

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Image Credit: Gabe Fleisher

Here’s a typical day in the life of Gabe Fleisher, who still makes room for school, soccer, and friends:

“I wake up at 6 a.m. and begin reading different news sites to decide what I want to write about for the day, and then I write it and send it out at 7:30, to get ready to leave for school about twenty minutes later. I go to school, I come home or go to soccer or other activities, do my homework, and then start crafting a list of what I’d like to put in the next day’s newsletter.”

Not many journalists can say they began reporting before they could legally drive a car. Gabe believes his age is actually an asset to his reporting:

“I do think I have a unique insight on politics and a maybe even a different writing style. Although I do have quite a bit of experience as a journalist by now and write as comprehensively as I can, I can still frame politics in a more understandable context, which I think many of my readers appreciate, as I try to inform and re-engage young and old into politics.”

When asked if he’d like to be a reporter after finishing up college, which is still four years away, he says he still “has a lot to decide” but thinks reporting in D.C. would be right up his alley.

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Image Credit: Gabe Fleisher

When you sign up for Gabe’s newsletter, the last question he asks his future readers is who their favorite president is.

Independent Journal Review turned the tables on the Missouri teen:

“Abraham Lincoln, because of his leadership abilities and ability to hold people together, but also his wit and humor even in difficult times.”

The 14-year-old wouldn’t say if he was for or against Trump, or any candidate for that matter, saying he always “stays non-partisan and neutral” in his reporting.

Spoken like a true pro.

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Eric Bolling: There Is A ‘Right’ Way To Support Cruz; Dana Perino Disagrees (VIDEO)


Eric Bolling, despite all of his loud protestations, is on the Trump Train. This comes as no surprise to anybody who has watched Fox News at all for the last 8-9 months. Bolling doesn’t like any narrative that may form which threatens the Trump nomination.

Today, before I even turned the show on, I said to myself, “He’s going to claim Cruz’s win was no big deal and Trump is still going to win and blah blah blah blah blah blah.”

Sure enough that is what happened. But then the conversation got interesting when Eric started talking about the “right” reason to support a candidate, namely Ted Cruz. He thinks supporting Cruz simply to prevent Trump from getting the nomination is not the “right reason” to support him.

Dana Perino was having none of it and explained there are valid reasons for people not wanting Trump to be the nominee. Watch to the end because she also had something additional to say:

When Kimberly reiterates people are only supporting Cruz in the hopes that an open convention would produce another candidate she asked, “Well why isn’t that a good reason? That’s a perfectly good reason.”

That was a direct shot at Bolling and she’s 100% right. There is no “right” or “wrong” reason to support a candidate. Your vote is measured at getting the result you want, not what’s “fair” in the eyes of Donald Trump. Or Eric Bolling for that matter.

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Former Governor Says the ‘Dinner Table’ is Set for Candidates Like Him if It’s Hillary vs Trump

Could 2016 be the year for New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson?

The 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for president hopes that the frustration many Americans have with the leading Republican and Democratic candidates will provide his party with an opportunity to gain ground this time around, according to The New York Times.

He told the paper in an interview:

“Given the fact that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I think, are two of the most polarizing figures in American politics today, where is the third choice?

I don’t know how you set the dinner table any more favorably for a Libertarian candidate.”

Johnson’s star has never been higher, either. While he earned more than a million votes nationwide four years ago, a Monmouth University poll conducted last month found that 11% of voters would support him if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were the Democratic and Republican nominees, respectively.

His support is even stronger among Independents (16%) and voters in traditionally Republican states (15%), suggesting that he would be pulling more from Trump’s base than Clinton’s.

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Johnson’s quest is aided by the fact that the Libertarian Party is one of the few third parties that is on the ballot in all 50 states.

As a result, some political strategists have suggested that Republicans might make a last-ditch effort to stop Trump by running a candidate on the Libertarian ticket — a theory which Johnson quickly dismissed, telling the Times:

“I think [the candidate would] get their heads handed to them.”

It should be noted that Johnson has yet to officially win his party’s nomination, but is widely considered to be the frontrunner in advance of the party’s Memorial Day weekend convention, per the Times.

So who is Gary Johnson?

The presumed Libertarian Party standard-bearer was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, where he became known as “Governor No” for vetoing nearly 750 bills while in office. He later went on to serve as the chief executive of a company that develops new marijuana products.

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He also proudly bills himself as a classic libertarian — progressive on social issues but conservative on fiscal ones. Johnson hopes that his philosophy will resonate strongly with independents and moderates who feel alienated by both parties.

Nonetheless, any third-party candidate running for president faces an uphill battle. Johnson will not benefit from the media coverage or access to big donors that Republicans and Democrats have, nor will he likely be allowed to participate in the general election debates.

It’s a restriction that has scared away even the biggest of self-funders. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided against a third-party bid of his own after internal polling confirmed he wouldn’t be able to beat Clinton or Trump. Even current GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump shied away from his own third-party bid in 2000.

Instead, Johnson will likely end up playing more of a spoiler role, at best — much like billionaire Ross Perot did to then-President George H.W. Bush back in 1992. Perot managed to win 19% of the vote that year, pulling away crucial votes from Bush that would have allowed him to win re-election over then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.

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