Issues

Teacher Promotes Transgender ‘Reveal’ In Elementary Class

The gender dysphoria epidemic is on the march in America, despite that the military will no longer accept transgender service personnel.

But now the battle front is in the worst place possible: on the chalkboard in front the most impressionable members of our society.

So it’s no surprise that parents were confused and even horrified when a kindergarten teacher in Rocklin, California (also no surprise) decided it would be perfect acceptable to present a ‘gender transitioning’ book to five and six year olds along with a gender ‘reveal’ event in which a fellow student declared his/her ‘true’ gender.

Some children went home after the episode seriously worried they might spontaneously switch to the opposite sex.

And you’ll be perfectly unsurprised as well to learn that the school district considers the book ‘age appropriate’ and therefore deemed not in need of parental notification.

When government runs education, things generally don’t end well. Here’s more fruit to prove it.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Transgenderism is being loudly promoted in seemingly every area of society, including the education system.

It has been obvious for a while that those in the transgender movement want their cause to be the next big diversity issue thrust upon society. You don’t agree with them? You’re obviously a bigot. You teach your children something different at home? You’re clearly intolerant of others. How transphobic of you.

What parents teach in their own home is one thing. What a school teacher chooses to not only actively promote, but paradein front of their young students is quite another.

At the Rocklin Academy, a charter school in Rocklin, California, a kindergarten teacher decided to not only discuss transgenderism with FIVE and SIX-year-old children but allowed a transgender child to reveal their “true” identity in front of the class.

As expected, many parents are not too happy.

CBS News reports:

At Monday night’s board meeting, the teacher at the center of the controversy spoke out. With emotions high, she addressed a packed house.

“I’m so proud of my students, it was never my intent to harm any students but to help them through a difficult situation,” she said.

The teacher defended her decision to read two children’s books about transgenderism including one titled “I am Jazz.” She says the books were given to her by a transgender child going through a transition.

“The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” said England.

Parents say besides the books, the transgender student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender.

And many parents say they feel betrayed and blindsided.

“I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial,” a parent said.

“My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy,” another parent said.

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International

New North Korea Propaganda Video Shows Trump in Cemetery

Just when we thought the tension with North Korea had subsided after threats of nuclear attack on the U.S. island of Guam, Kim Jong Un’s state controlled media ran yet another propaganda video.

This time the video shows U.S. officials in a grave with President Trump peering into it.

Added to the footage was more saber rattling from the communist regime threatening annihilation of Americans with the ‘push of a button.’

The threat was in response to war exercises by joint military operations with U.S. allies in the Pacific in preparation for a North Korean attack.

So the bottom line: this is far from over.

Here’s more from Fox News…

President Trump is pictured looking out over a Guam graveyard cluttered with crosses in a photoshopped image from the newest propaganda film — and grim warning — from North Korea.

The regime followed the video with a statement posted through its KCNA news agency, saying Trump “spouted rubbish” and frequently tweeted about “weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts” and attacking South Korea’s “puppy-like” Defense Minister Song Young-moo for “pinning hope on that mad guy.”

But the picture of a graveyard believed to be in Guam may be the most rattling in the video, given dictator Kim Jong Un’s repeated threats to strike the U.S. territory with a missile. The video also features Vice President Pence engulfed in flames.

“Trump spouted rubbish that if a war breaks out, it would be on the Korean Peninsula, and if thousands of people die, they would be only Koreans and Americans may sleep a sound sleep,” the KCNA statement said.

North Korea’s bombastic double-barreled messages come as the U.S. and South Korea are engaging in an annual 10-day military training drill.

KCNA wrote on Tuesday it would be ready to stage “ruthless” retaliation against South Korea and the U.S., according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

“The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation [with North Korea],” a North Korean military spokesman said to KCNA.

Kim Jong Un’s latest diatribe comes on the heels of a new United Nations report revealing two North Korean shipments bound for Syria’s chemical arms agency were recently “intercepted.”

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Media

The Eclipse You Missed: the Media and the DNC Scandal

So yesterday’s galactic event has come and gone, but there’s another eclipse nearly everyone is missing.

That’s the eclipse by the liberal news media of the biggest scandal so far in Trump era: the Pakistan-gate concerning the DNC’s arrested and now indicted former IT contractor Imran Awan.

The probe into the scandal continues to widen as reports have surfaced that Awan and his crime family may likely have been peddling sensitive intel overseas along with running a money laundering scheme.

Though he was arrested while trying to skip town, his wife and family were able to escape to Pakistan with hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

The scandal is ‘massive’ and getting bigger. But we’ve not heard a peep out of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, or WashPo.

Had the RNC been guilty of such an affair, the media would already have spun it as another Trump conspiracy to scam the election.

Here’s more from Redstate…

And it just keeps getting weirder, folks.

The New York Post reported Saturday that former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer — the one recently indicted after his arrest at a DC-area airport as he attempted to flee the country back to Pakistan — may have been involved in the sale of sensitive data to Pakistan and even Russia.

Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say.

What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.

Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data — possibly including classified information — could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.

“This is a massive, massive scandal,” a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.

Basically, back in April 2016, network security officials working with the House of Representatives were alerted to a possible procurement scam involving hundreds of thousands of dollars that was supposed to be used to buy computer equipment. That led to an internal investigation and an eventual Capitol Police probe. Imran Awan, his two brothers, his wife and a family friend (some of whom had little IT experience and ended up making as much as a House Chief of Staff) were fingered in the probe and fired in February of this year.

However, before their firing and banishment from the networks on the Hill, Imran defrauded the federal credit union to the tune of close to $300,000, which he then wired to Pakistan as his wife fled to that country with their children. And Wasserman Schultz kept him on payroll until his arrest last month.

Now it looks as though the Awan crime family were routing sensitive information — emails, research, communiques between high ranking members of possibly the Intel and Foreign Relations Committees — to an offsite server, and may have been selling the information to hostile foreign entities.

Luke Rosiak at The Daily Caller, who has been on this story from jump and helped keep it alive enough to get it the attention it’s now receiving, is also reporting that at least one House side Dem office that employed the grifters promptly looked the other way and wrote off their $120K procurement theft as a loss.

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Politics, States

Trump Rally in Phoenix Poised to Be Another Charlottesville

President Trump’s speech last night on a renewed strategy in Afghanistan — apart of actually detailing a renewed strategy — was also designed to change the subject to something other than racial tensions stoked by Charlottesville and the president’s fumbled response.

But a campaign rally in Phoenix Tuesday night threatens to pour hot water on a political grease fire that has yet to flame out.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has already announced he won’t be in attendance, and the question now is whether the convention center will be venue to more supporters inside than protestors outside.

What’s more, the prospect of an announcement of a presidential pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio has everyone on edge.

Whatever the outcome of the night’s event, it’s probably not going to be positive.

We’ll be watching closely should things go south.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Political leaders and law enforcement officials in Arizona are on high alert ahead of President Trump’s campaign rally Tuesday night in Phoenix.

The big question is whether there will be more supporters of Trump inside the Phoenix Convention Center, which holds 29,000, or protestors outside.

Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has become the biggest controversy to date of his presidency.

The Phoenix rally, as a result, has become an opportunity for Trump’s opponents to show their force.

Some GOP leaders, such as Gov. Doug Ducey, are steering clear of the rally entirely.

Trump is moving ahead with the event despite a plea from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat, that he stay away.

Stanton said in a statement that he is “disappointed” that Trump would hold a campaign rally while the nation “is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said in a statement that her force will have “maximum staffing during the visit.”

The department is “working 24/7 with our partners to ensure all of our resources are in place,” Williams said.

Stanton said the city is committed to keeping everyone inside and outside the arena safe.

“The Phoenix police is always professional and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have been great about coordinating with local law enforcement,” former Arizona GOP chairman Robert Graham told The Hill.

Charlottesville isn’t the only reason to think the Phoenix rally could be combustible.

The president has mused publicly about pardoning controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an early Trump supporter who was found guilty of racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio, who was prosecuted and convicted of racial profiling by former President Obama’s Justice Department, is a well-known and controversial figure in Phoenix.

Democrats are warning that a public pardon at a campaign rally would stoke racial tensions at a time when the nation is on edge.

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States

Millions Flock to Tiny Towns for ‘Eclipse of the Century’

We’ve intentionally been mum on the eclipse news until today to avoid adding to the over-hype in which the mainstream media has joined.

A rare eclipse like yesterday’s event is indeed a special, once in a lifetime thing.

But what we’ve taken important note of, aside from the celestial awe of the whole spectacle, are the political undertones and the unique fragility of American infrastructure.

In countless little towns along the thin 70-mile strip of real estate within which the total eclipse was viewable, millions of Americans thronged to places hither and yon never meant to cater to so many people in such a short span of time.

In addition to never-before-seen traffic snarls, there were rampant power outages, gas lines and food shortages along the path of the eclipse.

It’s what we might call FEMA’s laboratory.

And it offered a glimpse of what might happen should we fall prey to a multi-region detonation of an EMP or nuclear attack.

And the message we got yesterday is this: we’re not ready.

Here’s more from Daily Mail…

Eclipse mania! Millions of Americans sit in some of the ‘worst traffic jams in history’, flock to Burning Man-style festivals and fill camp grounds at 21 national parks ahead of yesterday’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

The sight of the moon’s shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience for a celestial event in human history. When those watching via broadcast and online media are factored into the mix, the spectacle will likely smash records.

‘It will certainly be the most observed total eclipse in history,’ astronomer Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) said last week.

The eclipse begins its cross-country trajectory over the Pacific Coast of Oregon in late morning. It will reach South Carolina’s Atlantic shore some 90 minutes later.

The total eclipse of the sun is considered one of the most spell-binding phenomena in nature but it rarely occurs over a wide swath of land, let alone one of the world’s most heavily populated countries at the height of summer.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is warning drivers that the Monday celestial event could cause some of the worst traffic jams in the state’s history.

Authorities are worried about the traffic impact that the eclipse will have on small towns that are not equip to be flooded with people.

Don Hamilton with ODOT said ‘there may be a million people who descend on the state for the eclipse, especially in the 60-mile path of totality that spans the state from west to east,’ KRON reported.

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Issues, Media

Fake News: CNN Blatantly Covers Up ‘Antifa’ Violence

We’re shocked–SHOCKED–to learn that CNN’s editors have approved a scrubbing of a recent headline to remove any reference to violence by Antifa.

In their efforts to brand the recent upheaval after Charlottesville as entirely the fault of the Alt-right and white supremacists, CNN edited out a reference to ‘Peace Through Violence’ after Antifa officials objected.

So let’s get this straight.

Leftist nut jobs at the center of the anti-fascist movement argue that violence is justified so long as it’s a reaction against ‘fascism’ — however loosely they define the term, which includes speech deemed ‘micro-aggression’ — but if you point out their argument in favor of violence, that’s not fair.

Got that?

Okay, moving right along. Nothing to see here.

Here’s more from Redstate…

The left has developed an entire public relations campaign in the last week to convince everyone that the lackwit anarcho-marxists of the ‘antifa’ (correctly pronounce an-TEE-fa, I’m told) movement is actually not violent. Put aside the documented fact that every single time this bunch appears violence takes place. Not only are they violent, they are now operating with the full sanction of the mainstream media. A typical apologia was dissected by my colleague Jim Jamitis yesterday. You get guys like Chuck Todd giving the ‘antifa’ and their cheerleaders unfettered access to the airwaves and not challenging them in any way.

As Ben Domenech wrote in The Federalist:

The list of protests which turned violent – which, when I shared it, triggered numerous accusations that I was defending Nazis, a white supremacist, and caused a reporter for one magazine where I used to be a columnist to describe me as “alt-right” – includes: Oakland 2009, Akron 2009, Pittsburgh 2009, Santa Cruz 2010, Oakland 2010, Los Angeles 2010, Oakland 2011, Chicago 2012, Anaheim 2012, Brooklyn 2013, Ferguson 2014, New York City 2014, Baltimore 2015, Anaheim 2016, Chicago 2016, St Paul 2016, Milwaukee 2016, Charlotte 2016, Standing Rock 2016, Oakland 2016, Portland 2016, Washington DC 2017, Berkeley 2017, Anaheim 2017, Berkeley (again) 2017, Berkeley (again again) 2017, Olympia 2017, and Portland 2017. This is a list of overwhelmingly leftist protests. But those have a different standard in the press.

Protest and assembly are the rights of all. Violent extremism is the enemy of all. There is no “winning” in such a clash, only loss. Their enemy is civilized society and the public square. But apparently listing such protests is all it takes to be considered an anti-Semite Nazi shill. Facts are not what people want at a time like this. They would prefer fiction.

To get a flavor for just how much the media is pulling out the stops to mainstream and normalize political violence from the left is this from CNN:

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But even at its worst, no one on the right has ever claimed to achieve peace through violence, particularly when the natural state was peace before the ‘antifa’ nitwits arrived.

Now the headline reads like this:

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Politics

Breitbart Threatens War: Editors Turn on Trump, Could Call for Impeachment

Last week, immediately after the ouster of Steven Bannon from the White House, one Breitbart editor tweeted a single word: War.

Now, apparently, the formerly pro-Trump news organ is preparing back up that threat with action.

According to one Breitbart source, “The Trump presidency that we fought for and won, is over.”

The site is prepared, according to the source, with plans to support efforts in the House to draft articles of impeachment should Trump abandon his nationalist campaign pledges.

The declaration is a stark turn of events in which the president’s base of support is crumbling at a dizzying pace.

Coupled with the Russia investigation and the removal of key staffers in the first six months, Trump’s staying power is increasingly in doubt.

Whether it can be salvaged and turn around before the end of the year remains to be seen.

Meanwhile the growing unrest in the fight between Antifa and the Alt-Right is pouring gasoline on the fire of an immolated presidency.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The pro-Trump Breitbart News site, back under the leadership of former senior White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, is prepared to campaign for the president’s impeachment if he strays from his campaign promises, according to a new report.

An article published Sunday night in Vanity Fair quoted an anonymous Breitbart staffer as saying that the website is willing to side with House Speaker Paul Ryan, a frequent target of Breitbart, if Trump shows signs of veering from his nationalist agenda.

“We’re prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment,” the source said.

A source at Breitbart told the Washington Examiner on Monday that Bannon’s return to the site has emboldened the staff in terms of its coverage on the administration.

Bannon resigned from his White House position last week and said in a media interview that, “The Trump presidency that we fought for and won, is over.”

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Politics

Pelosi: Remove ‘Reprehensible’ Confederate Statues from Capitol

San Fran Nancy and her fellow Johnny-come-lately pals are piling on this week to the French-revolution come to America in which the crazy left is threatening to tear down every statue and monument that has a hint of South associated with it.

In a press statement Pelosi called for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol arguing that they’ve ‘always been reprehensible’.

The obvious problem with that argument is that she never seemed to mind them much when she was Speaker of the House and actually had the power to remove them.

But we know this isn’t a surprise to our dear readers.

Bomb-throwing is what Pelosi and her fellow liberals have fashioned into an art form.

But here’s what we absolutely won’t hear from Pelosi: a call to remove the name of former Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd from all the schools, bridges, monuments and post offices, despite that he also was a Grand Wizard of the KKK responsible for countless lynchings throughout the South.

It’s amazing how quickly they forget.

Here’s more from American Mirror…

Nancy Pelosi is now demanding any Confederate statues be removed from the Capitol, despite having the power to do just that just a few years ago, and never doing it herself.

In the wake of attacks on Confederate monuments in Durham, North Carolina and elsewhere around the country, Pelosi is now piling on.

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“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” Pelosi, the former House Speaker said in a statement today.

When she was Speaker, Pelosi was effectively the queen of the Capitol and could have removed the monuments at that time, when she also apparently thought they were “reprehensible.”

Continuing, Pelosi said, “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”

The House Minority Leader went on to tut-tut about the symbolic statue gains that were made while the Democrats were in charge.

“…we have recognized more women and people of color in Congress’s collection of statues, including Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Helen Keller,” she said.

She bragged about moving Robert E. Lee’s statue, though she never did anything more than that.

Nevertheless, Pelosi said, “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country.”

Press-hungry Sen. Cory Booker issued a similar demand.

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Issues, States

Planned Parenthood Loses Legal Battle Over Medicaid Funding

After the dozen or more sting videos of internal Planned Parenthood operations revealed in 2015 that the organization was engaged in the sale of fetal body parts, among other heinous financial transactions, states around the union reacted swiftly.

Among them was Arkansas wherein then-Governor Asa Hutchinson promptly terminated the state’s contract with Planned Parenthood for health services.

Planned Parenthood responded by suing the state arguing that the state cannot prohibit women from seeking medical care from a Medicaid provider.

In other words, the state is compelled to offer ‘health services’ via Medicaid, even if those services include abortion.

A federal judge agreed and issued an injunction on the governor’s order.

But on appeal, the 8th Circuit Court overturned the injunction remanding the decision back to the lower court.

Similar cases have come before the 7th and 5th Circuit Courts, which almost guarantees a fight in the Supreme Court.

Should Justice Kennedy retire soon, Trump’s replacement could ultimately decide Planned Parenthood’s fate in the states.

Here’s more from Daily Signal…

This week, a federal appeals court upheld Arkansas’ decision to cancel its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood, which allowed Medicaid recipients to receive non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.

This is good news for other states that decide to stop allowing taxpayers’ money to flow to Planned Parenthood.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced in August 2015 that the state would terminate its contract following the release of videos that raised disturbing allegations of Planned Parenthood profiting from the sale of organs from aborted babies’ body parts.

The state Department of Human Services informed Planned Parenthood it would cancel its contract within 30 days and that Planned Parenthood had a right to an administrative appeal under state law.

Instead, Planned Parenthood rounded up a group of patients (known as the “Jane Does”) to file suit in federal court.

In their lawsuit, the Jane Does argue that, under the Medicaid Act’s “free choice of provider” provision, the state cannot prohibit them from obtaining medical care from the qualified provider of their choice—unless that provider is unfit to provide medical services.

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Media

Rush Limbaugh Warns of Second Civil War After Charlottesville

Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh reacted this week to the fallout both from the carnage in Charlottesville and to President Trump’s press conference tirade.

Pointing out that both sides of the extreme left and extreme right are hyper-charged for escalation, Rush predicted, “America is under attack from within…You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war.”

The difference is that, whereas the first Civil War was regional, this budding war is factional.

Extremists on both sides are largely descending on urban areas and campuses around the country to fight out their respective versions of hate, and they’re dragging the entire country into it kicking and screaming.

The real question is whether there exist a national leader who can call for calm before things erupt beyond control.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Conservative talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh suggested Friday that the U.S. may be “on the cusp of a second civil war” as the country contends with new racial tensions following the violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend.

“America is under attack from within,” Limbaugh told his listeners, according to a transcript. He warned that now, more than ever in his life, is “our culture, our history, our founding” under assault.

“And I’m sure it’s the same with you,” he said. “We haven’t seen anything like this. You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war. Some of you might say that we are already into it, that it has already begun. However you characterize it, though, we are under attack from within. And it’s being bought and paid for by people from outside America, in addition to inside.”

Limbaugh’s comments come after last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., where counter-protesters made an appearance and clashed with white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. A car plowed into a group of counter-protesters leaving one dead and more than a dozen more injured.

President Trump has faced bipartisan criticism for his remarks regarding the violence in Charlottesville, as he initially failed to rebuke white supremacist groups and neo-Nazis. On Monday, he did condemn these groups by name, going further than his first statement Saturday, but on Tuesday he doubled back to say there is “blame on both sides.”

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