LET THE KIDS BE KIDS!!!
A Windsor parent was shocked to find out her daughter had taken a survey in her fifth-grade class that asked questions about students’ sexual history, preference and gender identity.
“My daughter is 10. So are all the other kids who took this,” said Vanessa Beach. “A sexual partner at 10 years old would be called sexual abuse.”
Beach said she did not take issue with the topics of gender identity and sexuality being discussed in the classroom, but thought the survey was an invasion of her daughter’s privacy and asked questions that were not appropriate for her age range.
The survey was done by WISE, a domestic violence prevention and advocacy group that runs educational programs in Windsor schools.
A notice had been sent to parents about the survey, which gave them the opportunity to opt-out of having their children participate.
However, Beach said she never received the form.
A researcher connected to the survey said so-called “passive-consent” policies were common in Vermont.
A WISE official said students are told before the survey is distributed they are not required to take it and can choose not to without consequence.
According to a WISE representative, the questions on the survey were developed with researchers from the University of New Hampshire with whom they were sharing the data collected.
Beach said she had voiced her concerns to the school, including the guidance department and had reached out to WISE.
School administrators said they had heard some of the parental complaints and are working on addressing them.
Looting led to a deadly shooting overnight in Panama City, Florida.
Witness Landon Swett said a man tried to steal a police car.
“He yelled at me a little bit. He said, oh I’m looting and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” said Swett.
That’s when Swett took his family to safety. Moments later, shots were fired.
“As I’m crossing the doorway, I look back, saw the officer at the passenger side. I don’t believe the door was open yet. Then I got about three more feet inside, and I heard the shot,” says Swett.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Florida State Fire Marshall was involved in the shooting. Looting is rampant in other areas. Residents said broken doors and shattered windows are all that’s left of many businesses as looters are on the prowl.
Hillary Clinton lost her security clearance according to an announcement from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley revealed that Hillary Clinton’s aide (who magically became her lawyer) Cheryl Mills along with four others also no longer have clearance.
Via the Senate Judiciary Committee:
The U.S. State Department recently confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other individuals whom Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including close aide Cheryl Mills, according to the State Department’s update of its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to the use of Clinton’s non-government email server.
Documents containing classified material have been sent to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and all valid security incidents have been added to the security file for some individuals. Department authorities are continuing to review tens of thousands of documents for classified content.
The update was provided to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and is being released for the first time following consultation with the State Department. The update follows a letter from the Department in May of 2017 confirming the Department’s review into any mishandling of classified information stemming from the use of Clinton’s non-government email server. That letter, which responded to an inquiry from Grassley, also outlined the review and adjudication process.
Read the letter from the State Department to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley here.
Thanks to conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, the American public was made aware of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Hillary Clinton conducted official business on a non government server so she could hide her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play while she was head of the Department of State.
Although Crooked Hillary deleted/BleachBit over 33,000 emails having to do with ‘yoga’ and ‘Chelsea’s wedding,’ Judicial Watch continues to uncover classified material exchanged on her private server through FOIA lawsuits.
Hillary Clinton’s classified emails were also discovered on pervert Anthony Weiner’s laptop; one email revealed the identity of a CIA official.
Why did it take so long for Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills and others to finally lose clearance?
You may have heard on the news about a Southern
California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric
observation when it was found he owned 100 guns
and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammunition
stored in his home. The house also featured a secret
By Southern California standards, someone owning
100,000 rounds is considered “mentally unstable” –
BUT In Michigan, he’d be called “the last white guy
still living in Detroit.
In Arizona, he’d be called “an avid gun collector”.
In Arkansas, he’d be called “a novice gun collector”.
In Utah, he’d be called “moderately well prepared,”
but they’d probably reserve judgment until they made
sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored
In Kansas, he’d be “A guy down the road you would
want to have for a friend”.
In Wyoming or Montana, he’d be called “The
neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy. “
In Idaho, he’d be called “a likely gubernatorial
In Georgia, he’d be called “an eligible bachelor”.
In North Carolina, Virginia, WV, Mississippi,
Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, and
Minnesota he would be called “a deer huntin’
In Hawaii, New York, Illinois, and New Jersey he
would be called a terrorist.
AND OF COURSE
In Texas, he’d just be “Bubba; who’s a little short
On Wednesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shared a shocking new detail about last year’s attack at the Republican congressional baseball practice. When the shooter, James Hodgkinson, began firing on the lawmakers, he reportedly shouted, “This is for health care!”
Some wondered why the media had not included this detail in their reporting at the time.
The young biker family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.
Eventually the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough” more or less, had adopted her as a kind of project mascot.
They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars.
The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.
When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.
The little girl proudly replied: “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”
“Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”
The little girl replied, “I will if those assholes from Lowe’s ever deliver the damn drywall.”
Next to turkeys a COW is the dumbest animal on 4 legs that’s what makes this so amazing!
GOTTA LOVE IT.. DIMocrats ARE GOING TO HAVE A CORONARY………Papa Mike
With the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh completed, GOP senators are quickly pivoting to filling out the rest of the federal courts, eyeing more than 40 district and circuit judges they want to confirm before the end of the year.
One top priority is filling the seat left vacant on the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals when Justice Kavanaugh was elevated.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Republicans’ point man on the issue, said if the White House can nominate someone this week, lawmakers could have Justice Kavanaugh’s replacement seated by Christmas.
That would be in addition to 38 district judges and three circuit judges already pending on the Senate floor, who Republicans say they should confirm before they leave Washington to campaign for the mid-term elections.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni moderates a ‘Times Talks’ discussion between legendary feminist Camille Paglia and ‘Watch What Happens Live’ host Andy Cohen about life in the Trump era.
Paglia says Bruni’s newspaper and the Democratic Party still have “soul searching” left to do about why they called 2016 wrong. “It is incumbent upon the defeated party to pull itself together, or else we’re going to get the reelection of the present administration,” she said.
“I didn’t take him seriously at all,” she said about the early days of the Trump campaign. “And then, shortly after the very first Republican debate, I saw Diamond & Silk, the African-American sisters doing a pro-Trump attack on Megyn Kelly on their podcast, and… I suddenly saw the populism, and from that moment forward, I could feel the momentum of it.”
“The New York media was in an absolute bubble about this,” she added.
Andy Cohen said he had similar thoughts: “Just today I was walking by a monitor, I don’t know what channel was on, but there was — he has some slogan about jobs for America or some new plan. And I saw that chyron: ‘Jobs For America Plan,’ and I thought to myself… it doesn’t even matter if this works or not, he could get reelected just because he has a ‘Jobs For America’ plan.”
And he was shot specifically because the man who shot him listened to Democrats and media and believed what they said – that the GOP was an existential threat to healthcare. That’s why he yelled, “This is for healthcare” when he shot at them.
Via Fox News:
This summer, California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters called on her supporters to harass cabinet officials. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that you “cannot be civil” with members of the Republican Party. And Wednesday, videotape was released of former Attorney General Eric Holder telling a Democratic audience at a campaign rally in Georgia on Sunday that they should “kick” Republicans when they perceive them as “going low.”
Despite the continued reports of politically motivated threats or violence, Democratic Party leaders have worked to keep this anger burning and incite even more harassment and violence.
Beginning with my own near-death experience at the hands of a deranged shooter who sought to assassinate a baseball field of Republicans, there is a growing list of violent or threatening actions taken against conservatives by Democrats.
Ashley Kavanaugh, Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s wife and his daughters received multiple credible threats.
Dana Loesch, NRA spokeswoman, received death threats against her children on Twitter.
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., received such a threatening phone call that the man has now been indicted.
Jamie Gardner, wife of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., wife, received a text of a beheading after the vote to confirm Justice Kavanaugh.
Several Republican Senators had their personal information, including home addresses, posted to Wikipedia for threatening purposes by a Democrat House staffer.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.) received threatening phone calls that led to a man’s arrest.
Everyone get out and vote, particularly if you’re in one of the these states.
Via Daily Caller:
RealClearPolitics data is pointing to a red wave in the Senate this November, with recent polls showing key seats like North Dakota and Arizona going or staying red.
RealClear currently predicts that at least 49 Senate seats will be Republican and at least 44 will be Democrats, with seven toss-up races. In three of those toss-ups, recent polls contain good news for Republican candidates. If Republicans do win in the four toss-up races where they have the best chances — Arizona, Tennessee, Nevada and Missouri — the Senate could see a net gain of up to two senators, from 51 to 53.
In Arizona’s so-called “toss-up” race, Republican candidate Martha McSally has a 6-point lead on Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the most recent poll from early October.
Two of the most recent Tennessee Senate race polls cited by RealClear show Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn up by five and eight points compared to Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.
The first surgeon, from New York, says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”
The second, from Chicago, responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians. Everything inside them is color coded.”
The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, “No, I really think librarians are the best. Everything inside them is in alphabetical order.”
The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles, chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few pieces left over.”
But the fifth surgeon, from Washington DC, shut them all up when he observed: “You’re all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine. Plus, the head and the ass are interchangeable.”
Don’t have any sexual interaction on college campuses today or you may be in trouble.
James, a freshman at the University of California-Davis, was on his way to math class when he received an email that would derail his life for the next few months: The university’s Title IX office, which handles sexual misconduct disputes between students, was investigating a complaint against him.
This was in February 2018, at a time of heightened public attention to the problem of predatory men taking advantage of vulnerable women. Journalists had exposed Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Roy Moore, and others for committing a variety of sexual misdeeds.
“This was not a good time to get accused of something like this,” James tells Reason.
The email from the Title IX compliance officer went into great detail about the seriousness of James’s situation. He would be investigated in accordance with the university’s sexual assault and sexual violence policies, as well as the student code, which covers physical assault, threats of violence, and conduct that threatens health and safety. A finding of responsibility could result in suspension, or even expulsion.
But the email was short on details of the alleged misconduct. According to the Title IX office, a female student, Becky, had complained that James touched her “on her breasts and buttocks over and under her clothing without her consent.” (I am using pseudonyms for both James and Becky.)
Shocking internal documents from Google reveal their concern about “utopian” free speech and how it cannot truly be achieved while users are “behaving badly.”
The documents, obtained by Allum Bokhari at Breitbart News, are part of a presentation entitled “The Good Censor.” It focuses on if Google can “reassure the world that it protects users from harmful content while still protecting free speech.”
Google begins the presentation by saying early on that free speech has become “a social, economic, and political weapon.” They go on to ask “who should be responsible for censoring ‘unwanted’ conversation, anyway? Governments, users, Google?”
They go on to acknowledge that free speech allows individuals to hold ‘the powerful’ to account and that censorship can give governments and companies the power to limit individuals. They state that the internet was founded on “utopian” ideas of free speech — and that the idea was instilled in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google when they were founded.
Arizona is one of the critical races that Democrats would have to win to have even an outside change to take the Senate, so this is great news.
Via Daily Wire:
A new poll shows Arizona GOP senatorial candidate Martha McSally widening her lead against her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, in the race to replace Senator Jeff Flake. The ABC15/OH Predictive Insights poll found McSally leading Sinema 47%-41%. In September, the same poll found in McSally leading 49%-46%.
As ABC15 reported, chief pollster Mike Noble said McSally was benefiting from the uniting of Republicans following the hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s growing support and the entrance in the race of Green Party candidate Angela Green, who siphoned off some of Sinema’s support.