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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Jews like me are tired of @AIPAC claiming to speak for all Jews & conflating Jewish identity w/ unquestioning support of Israel, which is an antiSemitic trope." Me, telling Fox that criticism of Israel isn't anti-semitism & that @IlhanMN's critics are antisemites & Islamophobes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trump-adoring Substitute Teacher Claims Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committed Suicide

Substitute teachers follow the instructions given by the teacher. Substitute teachers overstep bounds by introducing material the teacher would not want them to focus on.
For example, I worked in a class where the teacher said the Civil War was not about slavery, rather “economic issues,” he said. The Civil War had nothing to do with slavery, the teacher taught. I held my tongue and explained the teacher’s instructions. I wrote the teacher a note about my opinion on his position, he didn’t mind the critique, and I filled in for the teacher multiple times after that.

A Trump-loving substitute teacher in Wake County, North Carolina didn’t follow the teacher’s lesson plan. Instead of accurately describing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death as an assassination, she said King killed himself. A complete falsehood.
The teacher had trouble calming the music class down, so she went on a tirade about Dr. King and the way an African American child dressed. The teacher allegedly called the student's clothes “prison attire.” 

"Trump is now demanding Ilhan Omar resign, pretending to be outraged. Note: this is the same Trump who openly pandered to antisemites by using a Star of David superimposed over a pile of cash to attack Hillary Clinton https://t.co/VWfDoAXHXq… https://t.co/0QzblE0k5H"


 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Fox, apoplectic over its own polling showing wide public support for @AOC and @ewarren's wealth tax proposals, literally blames the fact that schools teach kids to be fair: "The idea of fairness has been promoted in our schools for a long time."

Monday, February 4, 2019

Patriots Player Rules Out White House Visit, Says Obama Meeting Would be 'Dope'

Patriots Player Rules Out White House Visit, Says Obama Meeting Would be 'Dope'

Following the New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams, the players are looking ahead to the anticipated White House invitation with mixed feelings. Patriots player, Duron Harmon told TMZ that he would not visit the White House while President Trump is in office.

Bible reading in public schools has been a divisive issue – and this old culture war is starting again

Bible reading in public schools has been a divisive issue – and this old culture war is starting again: Officials in six states, including populous ones such as Virginia and Florida, are considering bills permitting the study of the Bible in classrooms. Proponents of these bills insist that the Bible would be treated as a historical and literary source, not as a means of religious guidance. Last week, President Trump tweeted his support for these laws, writing, “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes. … Starting to make a turn back? Great!” As a historian …

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Arizona GOP thwarts efforts to oust racist state rep busted on child pornography charges

Arizona GOP thwarts efforts to oust racist state rep busted on child pornography charges

Arizona Republicans will not continue their push to oust a racist state representative busted on child pornography charges in the 1980s, reports the Arizona Daily Star. Rep. David Stringer had been under fire but will now get "a chance to explain his 1980s arrest and comments about race and immigration to the House Ethics Committee."

Monday, January 21, 2019

Infamous anti-gay therapist now says he wants to date other men

Infamous anti-gay therapist now says he wants to date other men: David Matheson is a well known Mormon and gay conversion therapist who confessed that he found a “new life-giving path” and now wants to date men. Matheson was a prominent member in the anti-gay movement and even authored the book “Becoming a Whole Man.” In a 2010 interview with ABC’s Nightline, he suggested that gay men needed help with finding a new way of living. “For some people ‘gay’ is never going to work. That kind of life …

MLK’s son shuts down Pence: My father was a "bridge builder, not a wall builder"



"It's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his bootstraps. And many Negroes, by the thousands and millions, have been left bootless … as the result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma...”


Lady Gaga blasts Pence as the "worst representation of what it means to be Christian"


Thursday, January 17, 2019


More Children Separated At The Border Than Previously Known

The public learned two years ago that the Department of Homeland Security separated thousands of children from their parents at the southern border. The influx of people (refugees) from Central American countries led to a 'zero tolerance' policy drafted by the administration. The new policy demanded families crossing the border separate; parents going to a prison setting and children going to detention centers.

Some falsely claim Obama also practiced family separation at the border, which is false. With Obama, unaccompanied minors arrived at the border & he placed them with other children. But, Obama did not separate families who came to the southern border. 

The Trump administration, as a deterrent, separated families, which led to mass confusion and poor documentation led to parents not knowing the whereabouts of their children. Even today parent-child relocation is a nightmare.

Apparently, the administration separated more children than previously known. Poor record keeping made clear that additional children were taken from their parents.

4 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Syria

US service members killed in Syrian blast

(Photo CNN)

ISIS this morning claimed responsibility for the death of 4 US soldiers (among others) in a bomb on a routine patrol.

Today on the same day as the deadly attack, V.P. Pence said America defeated ISIS. He said this after being briefed on the fatal attack.


Poll: Trump Approval Rating Is Down, Has Slipped With His Base : NPR

Poll: Trump Approval Rating Is Down, Has Slipped With His Base : NPR

Wednesday, January 16, 2019