Details Emerge In Flower Mound "White Power" Sign Incident

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WFAA
The results of Lewisville ISD's investigation into "White Power" signs in the Flower Mound High School student section during last Friday's basketball game against Plano East are in. And what did the district find? Basic dumbassery among young idiots.

Surprise!

Here's the timeline, according to the district:

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Lewisville ISD Taking White Power Signs Seen at Flower Mound Basketball Game Seriously

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WFAA
Not a good look.
Friday's Plano East versus Flower Mound boys basketball game featured three overtimes, multiple lead changes and a white power sign.

It makes sense that the student section at Flower Mound High School's basketball games would have a sign with the word "white" on it. After all, the Lewisville Independent School District school's colors are blue and white. It makes a lot less sense for the kid seen on the right of this photo to have a "power" sign.


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Flower Mound's Year of the Bible Was a Flop

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Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño
The product tie-ins were a disaster.
Twelve months ago, Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden left his seat behind the Town Council table, stood before the unusually robust audience and issued a bold call for unity. Flower Moundians -ites residents, regardless of their creed, should set aside their differences and spend the next year carefully studying the Word of God.

And so Flower Mound's Year of the Bible was born, as was the official Year of the Bible website which, to avoid any suggestion that municipal government was unconstitutionally endorsing a particular religion, was run by a local church. "The idea of this," Hayden said at the time, "is to encourage our community to discuss the Bible -- to discuss it with your kids, to discuss it as a family."

So, with a new year approaching and 2014 drawing to a close, we have to wonder: Was it a success? Were old divisions healed? Did scales fall from eyes? (Side question: Did anyone think that, Dear God, maybe this isn't appropriate to discuss with my kids?

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The National Socialist Movement Is Hosting a Swastika Lighting in Rockwall

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LeniAndJoeTV via Youtube
The National Socialist Movement, which is apparently still a thing, has selected the Aryan paradise of Rockwall for its November 8 rally against immigration and to protect the American way of life. An event notice posted on The White Resister informs Unfair Park that speakers include Commander Jeff Schoep, Captain Harry Hughes, Captain Brian Culpepper, and many more to be announced. Because if there's anything that can stem the tide of undocumented individuals seeking respite from crushing poverty and violence, it's a bunch of dress-up playing douches who've given themselves military titles.

After the rally, revelers can enjoy free barbecue and a swastika burning on private property. There is no word as to whether the barbecue will cooked over the burning swastika, but, these being classy Hitler fetishizers, Unfair Park expects nothing less.

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Highland Park ISD Wants Parents to Know They Are Safe From Clay Jenkins and His Family

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Centers for Disease Control
Clay Jenkins does not have Ebola.
This week, Highland Park school district's "Nurses's Corner" is an attempt to assuage parents' fears about the Ebola risk at HPISD schools. There is no risk, the letter says, despite Armstrong Elementary parent Clay Jenkins being in close contact with members of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's family.

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Living Near a Wal-mart Means You Are Probably Fat, Study Sort of Says

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Trammell Crow
Not only is the new Sam's coming to Cityplace guaranteed to be ugly, it will also make you fat.
A study published earlier this month in the Journal of Transport and Health features some data that you might find disturbing if you enjoy many of the trappings of suburbia.

According to two engineers from the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, obesity -- and related conditions like diabetes and coronary diseases -- occur with significantly greater frequency in areas with broad, multi-laned streets, long distances between intersections and high numbers of big box stores. Sound familiar?

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Midlothian Parents Protest Removal of Hilariously Unconstitutional Plaques

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WFAA via Twitter
"Soli deo gloria" is Latin for "Suck it, atheists."

Midlothian ISD Superintendent Jerome Stewart said Thursday that two overtly Christian plaques attached to elementary schools would remain uncovered for the time being. The plaques, which have adorned the schools for 17 without complaint, are the subject of a June 30 letter to the district from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which wants them removed.

The district, advised by its attorneys that it would lose any lawsuit regarding the plaques, covered them with duct tape and prepared for their being replaced as the new school year began. Wednesday, the district posted a notice on its website that the plaques had been uncovered, but the district was "unsure who uncovered them" and had "no plans to recover them."

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Plano Developers Won't Let Homeowners Install Solar Panels Because They're Just So Ugly

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Pujanak
Plano developers think solar panels like these aren't very pretty, and would prevent sales.
Darn those young vegan-organic-diet, yoga-loving hippies with their electric cars and their solar panels. They must all be moving up to Plano from Austin, and frankly the Plano home builders and developers won't stand for it.

In 2011, state legislation forbade Home Owners Associations from banning solar panels on homes. But a fine-print clause pushed by the Texas Homebuilders Association stipulates that if a neighborhood is still under development, neighborhood developers and the HOA have the right to stop homeowners from installing solar panels.

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Recent Study Shows Poverty in DFW Suburbs Has Doubled in the Past 12 Years

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Andreas Praefcke
Suburbia ain't all it's cracked up to be.

If you think more poor people are living in the DFW area in recent years, you could be spot-on. Heck, after the 2008 recession you could be one of them. According to a recent Brookings Institute study, DFW, land of the suburbs, is quickly turning into the land of the slums.

Elizabeth Kneebone authored the study. She says the general national increase in poverty levels is a result of the recession. "The overall poverty trend in the Dallas metro area is demonstrating the same trends we've been seeing nationally, but is even ahead of the curve in some ways," she said. "It's even faster than average."

Kneebone found that the population of poor people in DFW grew nearly 65 percent from 2000 to 2012, and that population is becoming concentrated in high-poverty neighborhoods. More than 56 percent of DFW residents below the poverty line live in neighborhoods with similarly high poverty rates, up from 40 percent in 2000. Perhaps most striking, impoverished neighborhoods are increasingly located in DFW suburbs.

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D Magazine Angers WBAP Radio Host and Rockwall's Thriving Asshole Community

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WBAP.com
Looks like an honest face, no?

Ben Ferguson is a conservative commentator who hosts a show on WBAP-AM 820 from 9 to 11 a.m. on weekdays. Until today, Unfair Park had no idea who he was, but we have to say, after his segment attacking D Magazine's "Best Dallas Suburbs" list, we're intrigued.

Ferguson took issue with Tim Rogers' characterization of Rockwall, the 16th-ranked city on the list. It was an innocuous item, although Rogers pointed out the "Walking Dead set" feel of a withering business development called The Harbor. Rogers also included a quote from one of the town's barbers, who said that many of Rockwall's new residents were "assholes," as was John Ratcliffe, the Tea Partier who knocked off Rockwall's 18-term congressman, Ralph Hall, in May's Republican primary.

"Is it not blatantly obvious this is a hit piece on a community?" Ferguson asked a caller. He also urged all of his listeners to cancel their subscriptions and stop advertising in the magazine.

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