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The California Senate passed a bill on Monday evening that will force the state’s 34 public universities to provide students with free abortion pills.
Senate Bill 24, the College Student Right to Access Act, would grant $200,000 to each student health center to pay for abortion pills, training, and necessary equipment — plus an additional $200,000 to set up a 24-hour hotline.
“The bill would require, on and after January 1, 2023, each student health care services clinic on a California State University or University of California campus to offer abortion by medication techniques, as specified. The bill would require the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to administer the College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund, which the bill would establish. The bill would continuously appropriate the moneys in that fund to the commission for grants to these student health care clinics for specified activities in preparation for providing abortion by medication techniques, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would provide that its requirements would be implemented only if, and to the extent that, a total of at least $10,290,000 in private moneys is made available to the fund in a timely manner on or after January 1, 2020,” the bill reads.
The bill, which was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva, will now go up for a vote in the State Assembly. If it passes there, it will go to Governor Gavin Newsom to make the final decision.
“Former Governor Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, vetoed a similar piece of legislation in September 2018, claiming that a trip off-campus to access an abortion wasn’t enough of an inconvenience to justify the bill,” CBS Newsreports.
At the time, Newsom was Lieutenant Governor and said that he would not have signed the bill.
“We’re going to expand access because that’s what we do in California: we lead,” Leyva told CBS News.
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Via Daily Caller:
A Republican Google software engineer has written an open letter describing a culture of left-wing “outrage mobs” that make use of the company’s anonymous bias reporting channels to shut down dissent.
The open letter, published Tuesday morning on Medium, was written by software engineer Mike Wacker, who was reported himself multiple times via the company’s anonymous reporting tools.
“If left unchecked,” Wacker wrote, “these outrage mobs will hunt down any conservative, any Christian, and any independent free thinker at Google who does not bow down to their agenda.”
In one case, Wacker describes a fellow Republican employee who was reported for saying nice things about the University of Toronto academic Jordan Peterson. He was given a note in writing that said, “One Googler raised a concern that you that you appeared to be promoting and defending Jordan Peterson’s comments about transgender pronouns, and this made them feel unsafe at work.”
Wacker himself was twice reported via the company’s anonymous reporting channels.
“You wrote in the [email protected] group: ‘The definition of ‘Google’s values’ that matters is the one used by Google’s activists, who could only be described as ‘nonpartisan’ in the same sense that the Women’s March could be described as inclusive towards pro-life Jewish women,’” reads a note he received in January. “Other members of the group responded that your statement was percieved [sic] as hateful/incendiary/inflammatory. [redacted].”
CALIFORNIA HAS FINALLY COME FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON!!!!
The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights as the San Francisco Board of Education is considering removing a mural of Washington from a local school.
If the board succeeds in politicizing Washington, whose legacy was once so secured and uniting that his home at Mount Vernon was considered neutral ground during the Civil War, then we have clearly crossed the Rubicon of social division.
Critics of the mural point out that, in addition to Washington, it also depicts slaves and Native Americans—and one of the Native Americans appears to be dead.
They have called the artwork offensive, and the school board says it “traumatizes students” and “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression, etc.,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
But the original intent of the mural was actually the exact opposite.
It was painted in 1936 by artist Victor Arnautoff, a man of the left in his own time who, according to historian Fergus M. Bordewich, wanted to depict Washington in a less glamorized way by including images of disturbing realities. Bordewich explained:
[Arnautoff] included those images not to glorify Washington, but rather to provoke a nuanced evaluation of his legacy. The scene with the dead Native American, for instance, calls attention to the price of ‘manifest destiny.’ Arnautoff’s murals also portray the slaves with humanity and the several live Indians as vigorous and manly.
Those who condemn the murals have misunderstood it, seeing only what they sought to find. They’ve also got their history seriously wrong. Washington did own slaves—124 men, women and children—and oversaw many more who belonged to his wife’s family. But by his later years he had evolved into a proto-abolitionist, a remarkable ethical journey for a man of his time, place, and class.
No matter to the modern iconoclasts. It’s too much to expect one to think about what one is rushing to destroy. Obliterate now and ask questions, well, never.
This is just the latest example of attempts to purge American history of its historical figures. Not only is this trend wildly misguided—how destroying statues and paintings bring an end to racism and prejudice is never fully explained—but it also cheapens the debate over America’s past by ignoring nuance.
From the beginning, it was clear that this movement had far less to do with genuinely criticizing past historical figures, but instead reflected the need of modern radicals to feel good about themselves and think they are “doing something” to… Read more »
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The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple  calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.
A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had “hammers and bars,” and that they seemed to be “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The witness, who said he isn’t white, said he didn’t want to “[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects,” and that he “hurried an older white lady away” and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.
On Wednesday there was an attempted robbery at the same location during which two U of M students were injured, according to… Read more »
Fox News Congressional reporter Chad Pergram reported via Twitter that a senior Democrat House member is predicting Pelosi will succumb within two weeks to pressure from the majority of the Democrat caucus that supports impeachment and switch to giving her approval.
“Sr Hse Democrat who asked they not be identified asserted that Pelosi will likely have to switch her position on impeachment “within the next two weeks.” The Democrat argued that “the vast majority of us are for impeachment.”
“From a senior House Democrat who has their finger on the pulse of the Democratic Caucus. The lawmaker, who asked that they not be identified, tells Fox that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer. It is coming to a head.”
“Fox is told there was a hearty debate offstage among Hse Dems today about impeachment. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who runs the Democratic Policy and Commuications Committee, an arm of the Democratic leadership, is now calling for impeachment.”
Earlier Monday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) posted a statement to Twitter calling for an impeachment inquiry if former White House Counsel Don McGhan did not testify before Congress Tuesday.
Politico’s Sarah Ferris reported Pelosi was confronted in several meetings Monday with demands for impeachment to begin ‘ASAP’
Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) — all members of the Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi’s office, said the sources. Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — one of her key allies and a member of leadership herself — rejected their calls, saying Democrats’ message is being drowned out by the fight over possibly impeaching Trump.
And in a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) stood up and demanded Trump’s impeachment. Pelosi then countered, “This is not about politics, it’s about what’s best for the American people,” said a member who attended the meeting.
Pelosi commented to the press Monday about Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) coming out Sunday for impeachment.
It appears that even creepy Joe Biden’s wife is sick and tired of his handsy antics.
The candidate’s wife, Jill Biden, physically removed her husband’s hands from her waist a campaign stop in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Biden was speaking at his first major campaign rally since announcing his candidacy when the embarrassing snub occurred.
Thousands attended his event on the Ben Franklin Parkway and watched as he was announced by his wife, before taking the stage to Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom.” The presidential hopeful wrapped his hands around his wife’s waist — and she promptly removed them.
Biden has a long history of inappropriate conduct towards women and children.
Multiple women have come forward and accused Biden of making them uncomfortable with his touching. In response, Biden released a video claiming that social norms have changed and that he will make an effort to do better.
Instead of actually making that effort, however, Biden went on to joke about inappropriately touching children.
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, Joe Biden, who will be 78 years old on the next Inauguration Day, also talked about his death at the rally.
DIMocrats call this “progress.”
On Friday the DIMocrats controlled House ( Papa Mike ) of Representatives voted 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams. The bill had unanimous DIMocrat party support.
For the second year in a row, transgender wrestler Mack Beggs won the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound wrestling division. Beggs is in the process of transitioning from female to male and taking testosterone. Mack won the title last year too.
In October 2018 trangender Dr. Rachel McKinnon (in the middle) became the first ever transgender world champion in a women’s cycling event.
In March 2017, Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process.
Last week two trans athletes won 1st and 2nd place at the Connecticut state indoor track championships.
Democrats call this “progress.”
On Friday the Democrat controlled House of Representatives voted 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams. The bill had unanimous Democrat party support.
SOURCE: 90 MILES FROM TYRANNY
Michelle censored for protesting censorship.
And there they go again.
Facebook has censored Michelle Malkin — for protesting censorship. Meanwhile, as noted in this space just last week, Facebook has no problem with the pro-fascist and deliberately misnamed “Antifa” — the pro-fascist group that pretends its use of hooded faces and clubs is somehow “anti-fascist.” Here is the link to AntifaUSA and their masked faces as they appear on Facebook. Take a good look at Antifa’s favored appearance of black ski masks and recall another leftist group — this one that historians describe as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”
Ahh, the more things change the more they stay the same — from the Klan to Antifa the far-left specializes in hiding its faces to enable its acts of hatred and violence.
And what specifically was Michelle Malkin censored for? Here, courtesy of Breitbart, is the tweet that got her censored:
These are two of my friends, Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes. They are banned from Facebook and Instagram for exercising their free speech — while violent jihad groups are allowed on these platforms to spread their murderous poison. I spoke out passionately about de-platforming at CPAC and have done what I can to use my voice to speak for the voiceless. Laura and Gavin are suing the radical forces (SPLC and CAIR) behind the insidious agenda to criminalize political dissent. I have donated to their causes and hope you will too (DefendGavin.comand LauraLoomer.us). I do not know how much longer it will be before I am next. Anyone and everyone who refuses to capitulate to the open-borders, sharia-enforcing social justice agenda is “DANGEROUS.”
Notice this sentence in her post: “I do not know how much longer it will be before I am next.” And like clockwork, it wasn’t long before Michelle was informed by Facebook as follows:
We Removed Something You Posted
It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards.”
As a woman and a mom, I naturally was concerned that my children or I could be in the presence of a man while using the women’s locker room at the Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center in Sterling, Virginia.
So I reached out to the pool director and division manager of this Loudoun County government building to ask what their policies were regarding locker room access.
That was just the beginning.
After months of asking various authorities, I have been unable to find a single straight answer about our neighborhood pool’s policy.
Then a few days ago, an official police report surfaced: A naked man walking around the women’s locker room was seen peeping at a girl inside one of the shower stalls. When recreation center staff approached the man, he fled, and investigators are still looking for him.
I have no idea how this person identifies. I have no idea why no one asked questions when this man entered the women’s facilities in the first place. Most importantly, I have no idea what would have happened if this criminal had claimed to be a woman when confronted by staff.
While I write about this, Congress is about to vote on the Equality Act, which would make this policy the law of the land across all 50 states.
As we move into the summer months, I already do not feel safe taking my children to my Loudoun County pool—not just because the peeping Tom is still at large, but because of what I discovered about our local community center.
If I cannot be confident that my children and I will be safe in a female-only space, where else are we supposed to go?
When I approached the director and division manager at the pool, I was told that as of 2010, the facility granted access to private facilities on the basis of self-identified gender.
I was told that if a woman complains about a man in the locker room, and the man identifies as a transgender woman, then staff would have a conversation with that person. It was unclear what would happen after that.
When I expressed my dismay about this ambiguous policy, the director asked me point-blank: “How much privacy do you need?”
I could only blink at him. I was speechless.
As I paused, he told me there are “partitioned areas” and each shower is curtained off individually.
That made my blood boil. So I told him:
“Have you ever been in a woman’s locker room? No? Well, let me tell you…