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  • AOC: GOP Trying to Control ‘Recreational Sex’ They Want Patriarchal Theocracy

    02/23/2024 10:38:13 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 23, 2024 | Pam Key
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight” that Republicans want to control recreational sex and create a “patriarchal theocracy.” ... She added, “And going beyond that, they also want to control what they call recreational sex. Recreational sex! This is so clearly a patriarchal theocracy that has embodied itself in the DNA of an entire political party in the United States of America. And as women, and as any nonbinary and queer person in this country, they must be defeated. There should never be room for this kind of control by force over another person’s body...
  • Biology professor fired for teaching chromosomes determine sex reinstated

    02/23/2024 10:21:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Ryan Foley
    A Texas college has reinstated a professor who was reportedly terminated for teaching about the traditional, biological definition of gender. In a statement published Tuesday, the law firm First Liberty Institute announced that St. Philip's College adjunct professor Johnson Varkey has been reinstated after he was fired in January 2023 for rejecting aspects of LGBT ideology.The law firm filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the San Antonio, Texas-based historically black community college fired Varkey because the biology professor told his students that sex is determined by an individual's chromosomes. The professor was accused of...
  • Washington's Farewell Address 1796

    02/22/2024 5:06:47 PM PST · by · 10 replies
    The Avalon Project ^ | September 19, 1796 | George Washington
    Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made. I beg...
  • Top academic journal to face 'legal action' after pulling pro-life papers

    02/22/2024 2:36:56 PM PST · by CFW · 2 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 2/22/24 | Jarryd Jaeger
    Pro-life researchers whose studies related to abortion were pulled by Sage Journals on account of alleged failures to disclose "conflicts of interest" have announced that they are taking legal action. Lead researcher and Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President James Studnicki accused the publication of employing "blatant double standards," pointing out that while it went after him and his team for their not going far enough in divulging their ties to pro-life organizations, it has not employed the same level of scrutiny to abortion-related researchers linked to pro-choice groups. In a statement to The College Fix, the Charlotte Lozier Institute confirmed...
  • Protesters Write ‘From River to the Sea’ Antisemitic Chant on Side of Parliament in Massive 25-Foot Tall Letters

    02/22/2024 10:45:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/22/2024 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Palestine protesters used powerful lasers to write the words of an infamous antisemitic message on the Elizabeth Tower, best known worldwide as the Big Ben clock at Britain’s Parliament. Messages including “From the river to the sea, Palestina will be free” were projected onto the side of the Elizabeth Tower during a large Palestine protest in Westminster’s Parliament Square on Wednesday night. As the demonstration roared outside, Parliament faced problems of its own, as conflicting left-wing party attempts to vote on a resolution in favour of a Gaza ceasefire saw a major break with convention potentially permanently damaging the authority...
  • DNC chair says the idea of replacing Biden as the Democratic nominee and winning the presidential election is 'certifiably crazy'

    02/20/2024 2:48:18 PM PST · by fwdude · 56 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | Feb 20, 2024 | Madison Hall
    The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said the idea of replacing President Joe Biden as the party's candidate and winning the election in November is "certifiably crazy actually." DNC Chair Jaime Harrison made the comment in a late-night reply Monday on X to a Biden-supporting poster who said it's "insane and frankly stupid" to think the party would "usurp the nomination" from Biden and choose a replacement behind closed doors, especially one who's not current-Vice President Kamala Harris. Calls for Biden to remove himself from the 2024 presidential race have risen in recent weeks following US special counsel Robert...
  • History teaches that 'conspiracy theories' often aren't theories Exclusive: Mychal Massie advises readers to start saying 'no' to government demands

    02/20/2024 11:25:58 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 12/19/2024 1939 hrs | Mychal Massie
    The ruling elites, the lapdog media and those who suffer from a menticide that persuades them gullibility is a desirable character trait, call any opinion to the contrary "conspiracy theories." Blissfully jumping off whatever cliff of insanity government and its godless Marxian minions dictate doesn't work for me. This coercive persuasion is the well-rehearsed practice utilized by those who fancy themselves as intellectually enlightened and socially superior. Any exposed truth they view as a threat to their regency is classified as a conspiracy; that is, until it's exposed as factual truth. There's nothing that persuades me the American people are...
  • Donald Trump Places Last in New 'Presidential Greatness' Rankings [Barf Alert/Humor]

    02/19/2024 9:05:44 AM PST · by fwdude · 24 replies
    Newsweek via msn ^ | February 18, 2024 | Maura Zurick
    Abraham Lincoln topped the list of U.S. presidents while Donald Trump was ranked last, according to the results of the 2024 Presidential Greatness Project expert survey released this weekend. The purpose of the survey, which was previously conducted in 2015 and 2018, was to "create a ranking of presidential greatness that covered all presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden," according to the co-directors of the Presidential Greatness Project, University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Coastal Carolina University political science professor Justin Vaughn.
  • This Is Why America Is Coming Apart At Its Seams

    02/17/2024 9:25:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/17/2024 | Mark Tapscott
    Interesting analysis this morning from Axios in a “Deep Dive: Inside the Mind of Gen Z.” The piece pulls together a bunch of data points and quotes from experts to provide a snapshot of a generation that, at least in my humble opinion, is in deep trouble.Here’s the key data from the Axios analysis: “By the numbers: Gen Z (defined as people roughly ages 12 to 27) reports the poorest mental health of any generation, according to a Gallup and Walton Family Foundation report.“Just 44% of Gen Zers say they feel prepared for the future. “The big picture: They dodged...
  • ‘White Fragility’ Author Calling Michaelangelo Painting of God ‘White Supremacist’ Is a New Low

    02/17/2024 1:25:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2024 | Rikki Schlott
    In 2020, Robin DiAngelo was the queen of DEI, raking in a healthy six-figure salary to scold other white people about their privilege. But now her diversity empire has withered — leaving her spewing nonsense in obscure crevices of the internet. On a recent episode of the “Not Your Ordinary Parts” podcast, the “White Fragility” author slammed Michelangelo’s depiction of God creating man as “white supremacist” — and repeatedly misidentified the Old Testament’s Adam as David in the process. DiAngelo told host Jalon Johnson that the iconic painting “The Creation of Adam” is “the single image I use to capture...
  • Democrats decry evangelical pastor Hibbs as ‘Christian nationalist’ after House prayer

    02/16/2024 6:43:31 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/15/2024 | Mark A. Kellner
    A conservative California preacher invited to deliver the invocation as a guest chaplain in the U.S. House last month has drawn the ire of self-identified atheist Rep. Jared Huffman and 25 other House Democrats. Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, who spoke of “a coming day of judgment,” in his Jan. 30 invocation, is described in the Democrats’ letter of protest as a “radical Christian Nationalist who helped fuel the January 6th insurrection and [who] has a long record of hateful vitriol toward non-Christians, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community.” In their letter to House Speaker...
  • HHS Intends to Propose Rulemaking on HIV-positive Organ Transplantation

    02/16/2024 12:04:38 PM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies ^ | February 15, 2024 | B. Kaye Hayes and James Berger
    As people with HIV live longer, end-stage diseases of the kidney, liver, heart and lung continue to rise. As a result, the need for organs available for transplantation has increased. However, donor organs are in chronic short supply nationwide for people with and without HIV. While people with HIV can and do continue to receive organs from HIV-negative donors, transplants from donors with HIV may reduce time on the transplant waiting list and associated costs for these recipients. Nearly a decade of research into organs transplanted from donors with HIV to recipients with HIV will inform an intended proposed rule...
  • How Progressive Policies are Designed for Civilizational Suicide

    02/16/2024 5:14:33 AM PST · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 16, 2024 | John D. O'Connor
    How Progressive Policies are Designed for Civilizational SuicideEvidence now clearly establishes that moderate liberals should face reality and reject the policies of the progressive vanguard, leading them to civilizational suicide.We all understand, in the timeless words of the poet Robert Burns, that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Most Americans are accustomed to assessing the various failed initiatives of our country’s leaders as well-intended actions that turned out badly. The Vietnam, Afghan, and Iraq wars, the 2008 financial meltdown, and the COVID pandemic overreaction, all in hindsight, can be viewed as simply the unfolding of...
  • Why “Everything Is Political Now”

    02/15/2024 12:00:13 PM PST · by fwdude · 10 replies
    The Wade Show with Wade ^ | Feb. 14, 2024 | The Wade Show with Wade
    People get mad that “everything is political now.” But it’s always been political at some level. We just had a story in our head that made it hard to see what was going on. Carl Schmitt’s concept of the friend/enemy distinction helps us understand. We like to think we know what politics is. Politics is a process, it's a competition to see who has the best ideas. Or it's all just a big show to distract us from the real threats, whether it's a UFO or whether it's Bigfoot. I was taught that politics was invented by Hugh and Lilan...
  • JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, State Street drop out of massive UN climate alliance in stunning move

    02/15/2024 10:42:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox Business via MSN ^ | 02/15/2024 | Thomas Catenacci
    JPMorgan Chase and institutional investors BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors announced Thursday that they are quitting or, in the case of BlackRock, substantially scaling back involvement in a massive United Nations climate alliance formed to combat global warming through corporate sustainability agreements. In a statement, the New York-based JPMorgan Chase explained that it would exit the so-called Climate Action 100+ investor group because of the expansion of its in-house sustainability team and the establishment of its climate risk framework in recent years. BlackRock and State Street, which both manage trillions of dollars in assets, said the alliance's climate initiatives...
  • North Carolina Republicans Attack Republican Lt. Governor For Defending Women’s Bathrooms

    02/14/2024 11:06:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/14/2024 | Jordan Boyd
    Mark Robinson passed stage one of the transgender insanity litmus test with flying colors. His governor primary competitors did not.For vowing to defend women in North Carolina from men who infiltrate female-designated spaces, something a majority of voters support, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson was criticized by two Republican gubernatorial candidates in his state. Robinson is also campaigning for governor.Robinson told attendees at a campaign event in the beginning of February that he is committed to keeping men out of women’s sports and bathrooms. “We’ve already passed a law,” Robinson said, alluding to the Republican General Assembly’s overrides of...
  • Voters ‘respect’ Trump 2-1 over Biden, Clinton dead last

    02/14/2024 8:10:49 AM PST · by fwdude · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2024 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Donald Trump continues to be on a roll with 2024 voters who appear eager for a return of MAGA. Already buoyed by polls showing that a majority of voters are willing to overlook his legal troubles, Trump is steadily gaining on President Joe Biden in head-to-head matchups.
  • Diversity Training Increases Prejudice And "Activates Bigotry" Among Participants, New Study Says

    02/13/2024 9:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/13/2024 | Lee Harding
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is divisive and counter-productive and can even serve to increase prejudice among participants, a new study by a Canadian professor says.David Haskell released his study for the Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy on Feb. 12. The social scientist and associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University says DEI training does more harm than good and calls his findings a “reality check.”“A growing number of high-profile cases suggest that diversity workshops and their supporting materials regularly promote questionable claims—particularly about the overarching, malicious character of the majority population. Similarly, hostility toward those who challenge DEI claims...
  • Klaus Schwab proclaims technology-driven ‘new dawn of human civilization’ at World Governments Summit

    02/13/2024 11:27:54 AM PST · by xoxox · 53 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Tue Feb 13, 2024 - 12:11 pm EST | Tim Hinchliffe
    In his World Governments Summit speech on Monday, World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab quoted a ChatGPT summary of his written remarks which said this 'new era' would harmonize technology 'with the deepest needs and aspirations of humanity.' World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab says that humankind is transitioning into “The Intelligent Age” powered by technologies coming from the fourth industrial revolution at the World Governments Summit. Speaking at the World Governments Summit in Dubai, UAE, on Monday, Schwab said that the fourth industrial revolution – which will lead to the fusion of our physical, biological, and digital identities...
  • ETSU students, others march in protest of Kyle Rittenhouse (Campus Commies Alert)

    02/10/2024 1:41:43 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2024 | Grace Teater
    Students at East Tennessee State University and others gathered to march in protest of Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday evening. The protest came just a few hours before the controversial figure spoke at the Brinkley Center for a Turning Point USA event, which is a student-led group on campus. In 2020, a then 17-year-old Rittenhouse shot and killed two men during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted of homicide and other charges on the grounds of self-defense. When they announced they were bringing Rittenhouse to ETSU, a Turning Point representative said Rittenhouse would speak about the importance...