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Category: Diversions

This day in WND history: 4th-graders ‘celebrate’ the dead

4th-graders ‘celebrate’ the dead Oct. 22, 2002: Fourth-graders at McNear Elementary in Petaluma, California, celebrated the dead in a week-long classroom ritual designed to simulate the Mexican holiday “El Dia de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead. “They’re crossing the line. This is a religious ritual,” one outraged parent told WND. “They can teach about […] …

This day in WND history: Schools fear offending witches, ban Halloween

Schools fear offending witches, ban Halloween Oct. 21, 2004: A Seattle-area school district banned Halloween activities partly because the celebrations and costumes might be offensive to real witches. “Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion, and so we want to be respectful of that,” said Puyallup School […] …

Gold Star widow releases audio of call with Trump

Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call After Husband Was Killed In Afghanistan By Henry Rogers Reprinted with permission of the Daily Caller News Foundation Gold Star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in […] …

Herbert Hoover: A good president who got a bad rap?

In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish State. A week later, the ailing Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. The next president, Harry S Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel. A solution to the Middle East […] …

This day in WND history: McCain sings Streisand on ‘Saturday Night Live’

McCain sings Streisand on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Oct. 20, 2002: Sen. John McCain couldn’t carry a tune if it had a handle. And that was part of his comedy shtick as the Arizona Republican butchered a number of Barbra Streisand songs and slammed her politics as he hosted NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” In a spoof commercial hawking […] …

This day in WND history: Pledge to Mexican flag caught on video

Pledge to Mexican flag caught on video Oct. 19, 2006: A radio station in Houston posted on its website two video clips of a Texas elementary school “diversity” assembly where a volunteer led students in saying a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag. One parent of a third-grader told the station he was at the […] …