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High School Teacher puts out right wing summer reading list including “Liberalism is a mental disorder”

Amanda L. Scott originally posted this image to facebook, prompting our investigation

Spanish Fort, Al

A high school teacher working for Spanish Fort High School, a Baldwin County Public School has put out what some would call conservative to say the least reading list for a summer assignment.

The List includes such intellectual reads such as

Liberalism is a mental disorder

Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on…

Liberty and Tyranny: a Conservative Manifesto

Take a look at the full list below,

All of the authors are conservative at the very least.

If you navigate to Mr. Gene Ponders teachers page reading list you will find it empty

But unfortunately for Mr. Ponder, you can’t delete anything from the internet.

Google Cached Version

Using Google Caching system which take screenshots of the internet of various points in time, we can see he’s recently removed the above content.

If you navigate to Mr. Ponder’s Links page you will find such reputable news sources such as

The Drudge Report


Ann Coulter News

Michael Savage



As a public employee, you should not be using your position to push your personal political opinions or beliefs onto students.

We encourage other news outlets to report on this story and for readers to contact the school staff

Baldwin County Superintendent 

Spanish Fort Principle


Otto Warmbier dies days after coming home from North Korean detainment

After being detained for nearly a year and a half he was released from North Korean detainment last week. Only days after his release his family announced he has died Monday afternoon. Otto Warmbier was a University of Virginia student, son of Fred and Cindy Warmbier. Below is a statement from the family. 

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home.  Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20pm.

It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds. But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person.  You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched — Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two — that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.We would like to thank the wonderful professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto. Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.

When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — almost anguished.  Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed — he was at peace.  He was home and we believe he could sense that.

We thank everyone around the world who has kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers.   We are at peace and at home too.

Fred & Cindy Warmbier and Family”

Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shoots down Syrian jet first kill since 1999

050817-N-3488C-028 Pacific Ocean (Aug. 17, 2005) - An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Two (VFA-192), launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are currently returning to their homeport after a scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler (RELEASED)
A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday, giving the U.S. military its first air-to-air kill since 1999 when it downed a Serbian Mig-29 over Bosnia.
The Syrian aircraft attacked Syrian Democratic Forces earlier in the day, who are part of a U.S. led coalition to defeat ISIS. Pro-regime ground forces then proceeded to advance into the town of Ja’Din, south of Tabqah in northern Syria, held by US coalition Syrian Democratic Forces.

Pro-Coalition aircraft then conducted a ‘show of force’ and halted the initial pro-regime advance into the town. The Pentagon said following the pro-Syrian forces attack, the coalition called its Russian counterparts “to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing,” according to the statement.

A few hours later, the Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters and, “in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces,” was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet, the Pentagon said.

Today’s event only furthers the conflict between US Coalition members in the region and the Assad Regime forces.

Seven sailors missing from USS Fitzgerald collision found dead



The seven U.S. sailors who were unaccounted for after the USS Fitzgerald, a Navy destroyer collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on Saturday have been found dead.

“As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified.”

– US Navy 7th Fleet Public Affairs

The rest of the statement read as follows

“The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.”

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan in photo received June 17, 2017. Courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Handout via REUTERS

The sailors went missing after the Saturday morning collision. The ship was towed to Naval Base Yokosuka and the sailors bodies were found when rescue workers gained access to spaces of the ship that were damaged in the collision.

The incident between the USS Fitzgerald and the merchant vessel happened at about 2:30 a.m. local time on Friday, about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a news release. The other ship involved in the incident was the Philippine-flagged merchant ship ACX Crystal.

This is breaking news and will continued to be updated.

U.S. Troops wounded in yet another insider attack at Afghan Base


For the second time in a week U.S. troops have been attacked at an Afghanistan base. The Resolute Support Mission has released a statement confirming the attack stating that seven U.S. service members have been wounded and evacuated for treatment.

The attack occurred around 2 pm local time at Camp Shaheen in Northern Afghanistan. An Afghan commando opened fire on foreign troops allegedly with rocket-propelled grenades and M4 Carbines before an American shot the assailant dead with a pistol. So far seven U.S. troops, four foreign soldiers have been confirmed wounded and one Afghan soldier dead.

CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan, Afghan Col. Mohammed Salim, the 209th Afghan National Army Corps head facility engineer, and Rafael Villegas, an End User Monitor Team member deployed to Spann, finish inspecting barracks buildings at Camp Shaheen which were signed over to the 209th Corps June 27. The barracks will house the 1st Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 209th Corps.

Camp Shaheen is home to the Afghan army’s 209th Corps and has been subject to a brutal Taliban attack in April that killed over 130 Afghan soldiers.

Just last week an Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. troops killing three and wounding one, U.S. Officials have stated that in Fiscal Year 2017 the number of Americans wounded in Afghanistan has reached 50.

Just this week President Donald Trump has delegated authority on troop numbers to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Various news outlets have said the Pentagon is considering sending up to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan but a spokesman for the Secretary has said “Secretary Mattis has made no decisions on a troop increase for Afghanistan,”
There are currently 8,400 U.S. Troops stationed in Afghanistan.

This is breaking news, the story will be continued to update as we get more information in.


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