Show Prep: Tues, Dec. 30

Fired Catholic School Teacher Awarded $1.95M

Last Friday, a federal jury awarded a former teacher in the of -South Bend almost $2 million for what she claims was sex discrimination, the bulk of which was not for medical bills or lost wages, but for $1.75 million in “emotional and physical damages” she allegedly suffered.

Searchers find wreckage, bodies from AirAsia jet | CNS News

The first proof of the fate of AirAsia Flight 8501 emerged Tuesday from the shallow, aqua-colored waters of the Java Sea, confirming that the plane crashed with 162 people aboard in an area not far from where it dropped off radar screens.

AirAsia Flight 8501: TV Networks Slammed On Social Media For Showing Graphic Footage

Media organizations in Indonesia have been criticized for showing live footage of search-and-rescue operation teams recovering a body from the Java Sea, where AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is believed to have crashed. The footage, which included graphic images, was broadcast live to passengers’ relatives gathered at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya.

Rahm Claims Secret Service Protection | The Daily Caller

Chicago Mayor and gun-control advocate is protected in his home at all hours of the day and night by armed policemen, and a sign outside his house warns would-be burglars that armed Secret Service agents are standing guard.

Hear It: Obama’s Apology Call to Newlyweds Forced to Move Wedding Because of His Golf Game |

“Listen. Congratulations on your wedding. I feel terrible. Nobody told us,” told the couple on speakerphone. “If they had just mentioned that they were going to have a wedding on the 16th hole, we would have skipped the 16th hole.”

The Global Effect of the Drop in Oil Prices – Uncle Sams Misguided Children

The U.S. is in a relative oil boom in production. With the development and exploitation of alternate extraction methods, namely Fracking, our production has continued to increase at an ever-expanding rate.

Pennsylvania boy, 9, goes hunting in South Carolina after asking wrong sheriff to take him | Fox News

A 9-year-old boy is on an “awesome” trip in South Carolina after mistakenly asking a Pennsylvania to teach him how to hunt.

High School Administrators Were Worried Players Would Wear These T-Shirts, So They Took Major Action |

A high school tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words “I Can’t Breathe” during warmups.

Indiana Police Officer Creates ‘Breathe Easy’ T-Shirts

“At the end of that meeting, I got a hug from Mr. Jackson,” Barthel said. “The president of the NAACP in this area told me he understood where the shirt was coming from … the message behind it, and now that he would love to have a shirt and let people know what the message was actually about.”

Chipotle Employees Greet Cops With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest – Cops Leave Without Ordering | The Gateway Pundit

Chipotle employees greeted a group of officers at the restaurant with a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest.

What Your Tax Dollars Bought the Government in 2014

As you recover from Christmas these last couple days of 2014, don’t forget to account for the millions of dollars in gifts you bought the federal government all year long.

BANNED: Obama to Save You From Evil Donut Sprinkles! | Wizbang

Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world.

Taxpayers Only Lost $9.26 Billion On Auto Rescue Which Is Actually Good

There was a lot of debate over whether or not bailing out the auto industry was or a good or bad idea, but a few years later I think it’s fair to say that, at the very least, it’s all worked out. The degree to which you credit good luck, good ideas, good timing, or good vibes from Cthulhu is up to you, but let’s look at the results:

This Student Lost His Gig at College Newspaper for Writing Something Politically Incorrect

Omar Mahmood, a junior at the University of Michigan, writes for both the mainstream campus newspaper, The Michigan Daily, and university’s alternative publication, the Michigan Review. At least he used to, until he became academia’s latest victim of political correctness.