Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday awarded former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle with the highest military decoration the state can give, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland Alumni Boomer Esiason threaten to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled.
Former NFL quarterback and current radio host Boomer Esiason said that he is cutting off the University of Maryland, where he played during his college career, after its decision to cancel a screening of American Sniper.
A student group at the University of Maryland has canceled screenings of American Sniper after a petition against the movie was circulated by the school’s Muslim Student Association. Student Entertainment Events (SEE) announced the cancellation of all the May screenings of the movie on Wednesday. The group said they would try to schedule an alternative event in the future.
Clint Eastwood was asked on Wednesday whether liberal director Michael Moore’s allegation that Eastwood threatened to kill him ten years ago and Eastwood’s response led to rousing applause from the crowd at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
The University of Michigan announced late Wednesday night that they would be showing American Sniper after all despite concerns that the film would make students feel “unsafe.”
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Reuters) – Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.”
The Washington Post has a long article on President Obama’s attitude toward military action. This issue is especially important because “the president faces mounting pressure to send more troops to Iraq to help in the battle against Islamic State extremists,” as reporter Greg Jaffe puts it. The administration officials that Jaffe spoke to have an interesting explanation for the president’s reluctance to intervene further in Iraq. It’s all about the troops.
Jaffe’s piece begins with a dramatic tale from 2012 regarding the president’s meeting with a mortuary affairs team in Afghanistan, an experience, we are told, that was part of his growing reluctance to sacrifice American lives abroad:
Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed up to prepare for yesterday’s big game wearing the iconic Gadsden snake and moto on his back. “Don’t Tread on Me” was set over the coiled snake and an American flag.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is honoring Chris Kyle by setting aside a day in his memory, Abbott announced his intention in his most recent speech.