Many are campaigning for a teacher to be reinstated after she was suspended for posting "provocative and sultry" selfies on Facebook. Lydia Ferguson, a teacher in the UK and a divorced mother of three, was escorted off the premises of Ousedale School in Buckinghamshire, England, after uploading the photos on social media. There was no nudity in her photos.
This story begs the question: when do employers go too far in trying to control a person's life outside of work. By all accounts, Ferguson was a well-liked and popular teacher. There were no complaints about her instruction or her appearance in school. Yet her employers chose to insert themselves into her private life by including her social media posts into her professional life.
I am not saying that employers don't have the right to examine an employees social media offerings. What I am saying is that a person's social media postings - short of illustrating a crime or a facet of the person's persona that would preclude their fidelity to their employment - should not be grounds for disciplinary action if their quality of work during work hours isn't affected.
This gets into the whole Iranian "morality police" thing. In Iran, women are routinely approached by authorities who insist they must dress differently or face punishment. The punishment is sometimes incarceration in the most harsh of prisons. These "morality police" even require Christian women to were veils in Catholic churches.
We, in the West, must show prudence when incorporating a person's private life into their professional life. Employers do not "own" their employees, and penalizing someone for a lifestyle choice that has no bearing on their quality of work is traveling a slippery slope.
George Ciccariello-Maher, who stunningly teaches college, lit up social media Sunday when he tweeted Sunday night about a first class airline passenger giving up his seat to a uniformed soldier: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul."
This is a perfect example of what I am calling a "Hate-Bigot." Perhaps I am coining a phrase, but the "tolerant Left" - especially the Progressives - have transformed from advocates for Utopia to totalitarian hate merchants who seek to cull anyone with an opposing view from society. The next step for this demographic, it can be argued, is an embrace of Adolf Hitler's "final solution."
This is another perfect example of how the self-centered arrogance of the Progressive movement - a gaggle of elitist know-it-alls who literally know nothing of belonging to a shared society - have executed a successful hostile takeover of the Democrat Party. Today, there are three types of Democrats: Progressives disingenuously masquerading as Democrats, opportunistic politicians who will do anything to attain and hold power, and the captive rank-and-file moderates who exist as hostages to the former.
The far-Left is simply a hate machine whose next step in genocidal. It is time for real Democrats to rise up and fight to take back their party from these hate-filled extremists.
On January 20, 2017, otherwise known as "day one" of the Trump Administration, Pres. Trump issued an Executive Order regarding Obamacare that was met with a great sigh of relief by the American public. After all, the order lifted the weight of Obamacare from our shoulders, right? Well, not so much.
The words sounded incredible to hear after 7 years of draconian interference into the private sector by an overreaching Federal Government. In Section 2 of his first Executive Order, it states:
"To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications."
The key words here are these: "To the maximum extent permitted by law." This means what sounded so grand; what allowed people to breathe that sigh of relief, was something that for the individual is hollow. The law is solid on the mandate and that means that people must continue to carry Obamacare approved health insurance of face huge fines come this April 15, 2017. It's still the law and HHS Sec. Tom Price has stated to Congress that he will uphold that law.
Unless Pres. Trump issues an order defying Obamacare - like Mr. Obama did with border enforcement and prosecution of illegal immigrants, nothing has changed. We have delivered Republicans everything they said they need to repeal this absurd law, and they have done nothing to provide us relief.
Republicans need to advance a bill with a singular purpose: repealing Obamacare in total. Then they will have kept their promise to the people - a 7 year promise. The repeal will certainly motivate Democrats to abandon obstruction because their asses will be on the political line then, too.
Frankly, I wonder why we need to replace anything. Repeal all the laws that prevent health insurance from being prtable over state lines and execute tort reform and watch health insurance prices plummet.
British Prime Minister Theresa May started the formal process that will divorce the United Kingdom from the European Union, overturning four decades of overreaching integration with its neighbors.
The European Union, once an effort to facilitate a common currency and unencumbered travel through the continent, now exists on the brink because the European Parliament insisted on morphing into a governing body that extended well beyond its chartered authority.
Today, the EU exists as a threat to the sovereignty of each individual European country; countries that have unique and cherished cultures and histories. Under the guise of multiculturalism and diversity, this completely ideological body has done great damage to the countries of Europe, including the facilitation of a refugee crisis that, in fact, is an ipso facto invasion of the continent from the Middle East and Africa.
It took great courage and resolve for the British people to protect its heritage and they should be congratulated, even as Progressives and Fabian Socialists in their country attempt to demonize them by stigmatizing them with completely unfounded labels.
Evelyn Farkas, Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense under Barack Obama, has acknowledged that she and her colleagues scrambled to gather intelligence on the Trump team, including any ties to Russia, before Donald Trump took office. She also said the Obama team sought to conceal the sources of that intelligence from the incoming administration.
How is this story not bigger than Watergate? A presidential administration's defense department leading the charge to dig up political dirt on a presidential nominee from a major political party? At least Nixon used a dirty tricks team. Obama used the freaking Defense Department as the coordinating entity across his entire administration.
And now, Farkas (which conjures up images of "A Christmas Story") is acting as if they had a right to surveil a political foe...almost proud of the fact that she and her Progressive cohorts obliterated the law in doing so.
It is time for Atty. Gen. Sessions to start hammering these people. They need to be investigated, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and, if found guilty, made an example of with the harshest sentences law allows.
And that investigation and prosecution should include the highest offices involved, bar none.
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called "sanctuary cities" Monday, saying local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are "dangerous" and will cost communities federal funding. He said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that such measures will soon be taken.
This shines a light on one of the most irresponsible actions of our times: selective enforcement of the law. It is a double-edged sword and one that cuts both ways.
In order for the Federal Government to expect State, county and local law enforcement and governmental entities to execute and uphold the law, the Federal Government must do the same. Under Barack Obama we saw a blatant disregard of the law in a plethora of selective enforcement instances. From the non-enforcement of immigration laws to the Justice Department says that the Civil Rights Act doesn't apply to White people, the selective enforcement of the law set a precedent for State, County and local authorities.
If we are to be a nation of laws and not of men, as John Adams said we must be for all to be equal under the law, then our laws must be enforced and honored. It would go a long way if lawmakers would stop creating more "atta boy" legislation and started being good stewards of the law, that includes repealing laws that are out-dated and ridiculous.
The failure of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), to move the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a successful vote in the House is embarrassing. Whether or not there were overreaches and flaws in the legislation is almost irrelevant. With seven years to craft an acceptable piece of legislation that would have everyone sign on, there is no excuse - no excuse - for what the nation just witnessed.
First, unless you do your own taxes there are new forms that have to be filed to satisfy proof of health insurance coverage. If you go to Jackson-Hewitt or H&R Block, these extra forms are going to cost you, and not just a little bit.
Second, the requirement to have health insurance is still on the books and that means the fines are still on the books. Little has been done to quell the uneasiness of the people in the vague language of Donald Trump's executive order to the IRS not to exact penalties for non-compliance. So, may who do not have health insurance will necessarily pay the fines to stay on the right side of the law.
Congress needs to repeal Obamacare directly and make it retroactive to 2015, so that the American people are covered - legally - against this unconstitutional law. Argue about fixing things later, but the American people need relief from it now!
President Trump needs to have a prime time presidential address to the nation from the Oval Office telling the people that he is directing the Treasury Department (read: the IRS) to completely cease enforcement of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) under penalties that would hold each employee accountable should they violate the order.
He then needs to tell the American people - directly - that they will not be penalized for not complying with the ACA, and that they will not be in violation of the law. If former Pres. Obama can selectively enforce laws - as he did incessantly during his tenure - then what id good for the goose...
These actions must - must - be taken otherwise the Middle Class will get rocked next month. After everything we delivered to the GOP they owe us at least this much.
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Britain's Newcastle University scientists have received a license from the UK's "fertility regulator" to create babies using DNA from three people. They claim they are doing so to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children.
Aside from the fact that we should be chilled to the bone that a free country, such as the UK, has a governmental office titled "fertility regulator" - something that sound much more Communist China, the idea that scientists are playing God with human creation is frightening.
When do ethical lines for such procedures preclude such things? Yes, he idea is, perhaps, noble in that they want to prevent genetic defects, but many of the most evil events in world history started off couched in good intentions.
The stewards of science must start questioning their ethical lines. Just because the human race has the ability and/or knowledge to do things doesn't always mean we should travel the road to those destinations. Oppenheimer and Einstein struggled with whether or not they should lend their efforts to the completion of the nuclear weapon, and rightly so.
This, without doubt, is a slippery slope.
Variety magazine announced that it will honor Chelsea Clinton, daughter of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and impeached President Bill Clinton, at its Women in Power luncheon with a “Lifetime achievement award.” Chelsea accepting such an award at the tender age of 37 confirmed the “out-of-touch elite” narrative many have foisted on the elites in media and in Washington.
I have nothing against Chelsea Clinton. She is not responsible for her parents actions, ideology or legal transgressions. I would like to think that she is a good person, and maybe some of what she has accomplished is commendable. But at 37 a person's life hasn't even begun, really. So giving a 37 year old a "lifetime achievement" award is simply ridiculous.
Instead of the move being an honor, it is literally an embarrassment because it transparently displays a motive; that of the elites on the coasts trying to disingenuously pad her resume for what many see as an inevitable run for office.
By accepting this "award," Chelsea Clinton is telegraphing to the American people and the world that she is cut of the same cloth as her parents, two political opportunists who see nothing wrong in deceiving the people to gain power and wealth.
If Chelsea were bright - and at this point the jury hasn't even been seated to judge that yet, she would turn down the award citing the ridiculousness of it at her age. If she does that, she will have already been seen as more like her father - a shred political tactician - and less like her mother, a shrill, disliked twice-failed presidential candidate who disingenuously padded her resume from the beginning.
As the vote to repeal and replace Obamacare comes down to the wire, there is a good possibility that the effort - almost 8 years n the making - will fail. Pres. Trump says if it does he will move on to another agenda item.
This failure would be unconscionable and it would be attributed, in part, to one major point: Republicans, like Democrats and Progressives, are not listening to their constituents and, instead, navigating their votes by way of their person political ideology.
An overwhelming majority of Americans, in almost every congressional district and in every state, has protested Obamacare - and especially the mandate to purchase health insurance. Yet, for political reasons, Republicans have sought to replace this wholly unconstitutional law with another form of government intervention instead of simply repealing the law like constituents have demanded.
This, in part, stems from the inside-the-beltway mentality that there has to be a "comprehensive" effort to every issue. There does not. The goal of this election, in part, was to repeal Obamacare. That needs to be done if everything else about the Trump healthcare insurance initiative fails.
But Republicans are screwing the pooch on this moment in time; the opportunity, because they have lost their laser focus on the one thing We the People have demanded our elected representatives do: repeal Obamacare.
If the current effort fails, Republicans most immediately - immediately - repeal Obamacare in total. Then they can eliminate laws and regulations that prohibit the purchase of health insurance over state lines, which would create competition and reduce costs. Then they can then work on safety-net, politically-based, social programs in an effort to improve their electability, although I see no constitutional authority for government intervention into the private sector.
To wit, it was government intervention in laws and regulations that prohibited purchasing health insurance over state lines that caused this problem in the first place.
It was announced late Thursday that the vote to repeal Obamacare and move the American Health Care Act forward had to be delayed because Republicans couldn't get their sh*t together. Any way you look at it, this is bad...very bad.
Put aside, for a moment, that Republicans had seven years to have this disagreement settled. That, in and of itself is worth a bitch slap to every one of their faces.
The failure of Republicans to act as a cohesive unit has made Republicans - a majority in both legislative chambers, and who own the White House - vulnerable to Progressive pressure tactics that are played out from outside the legitimate governmental process. Now, the narrative rules and process and procedure need to accommodate that fact.
Stupid is as stupid does.
I align, ideologically, with the sentiment of the House Freedom Caucus. I don't think government should be injected in the free market where health insurance (and that is what we are talking about) is concerned. If you want to figure something out for those who fall through the cracks then bring that issue through regular order and see where it goes, but slipping entitlements into the repeal of a wholly unconstitutional piece of legislation is bullsh*t.
Where I differ with the Freedom Caucus is in it's process. Progressives have taught us - by virtue of success - that incremental victory combined with relentless attention and dedication gets you to where you want to go. Republicans should have learned that lesson and held other Trump Administration initiatives hostage to get the full measure of what they wanted in repeal/replace rather than causing this exploitable fissure in the GOP.
That said, Pres. Trump and Speaker Ryan need to be able to provide assurances to the Freedom Caucus and Senate Conservatives that their concerns will be incorporated in the final measure. So far, the fissure is all about trust that "Phase II" and "Phase III" will actually be achieved.
Republicans have to transcend their immovable positions to do what is right for the country. If that means understanding that incremental victory can lead to total victory than so be it. If it means trusting in your fellow Republicans, so be it. But failure is not an option...and the American people are watching.
Failure on the part of the Republicans to deliver relief from Obamacare will be the death of the party...guaranteed.
With each passing day there is another article about one Muslim group or another (usually backed by their local chapter of CAIR) "demanding" that Muslim prayer rooms be set-up at schools. Examples of this come from Frisco, TX, at Liberty High School, and Columbia University in New York.
But Liberals and Progressives have been - and still are - very vocal about the "separation of church and state," something that comes up every Christmas and anywhere a monument to the 10 Commandments is displayed on public grounds. So, why are they supportive of Muslim prayer rooms in public schools and schools that receive public funding?
Going a step further, we have seen the same people who would suspend educators - or lobby to get them fired - for facilitating even a private moment of prayer, telling us that we are intolerant bigots if we don't provide special accommodations to Muslims in our schools and public institution buildings.
Giving special privilege is something that the caustic Left screeches about, especially when it comes to race (let's recall "white privilege") and religion (let's recall every Christmas when Liberals are willing to take the Federal holiday but refuse the "reason for the season"). Yet, here they are willing to transgress their own protestations for a dogma that literally preaches intolerance and totalitarianism.
We really have to start questioning the intelligence level of these people...
If you listened or watched coverage of the terror attack in London yesterday, you couldn't help but hear the usual suspect talking heads bending over backwards to omit the thought that was on everyone's minds: Was it another attack by an Islamifascist? As it turns out, the attacker, Khalid Masood, has been claimed as a soldier of the Islamic State. Imagine that.
Through it all I couldn't help but wonder something. What do you think the odds were in Las Vegas, before the attacker was identified, that he was an Islamist? Where the mainstream media wasn't brave enough to suppose the question, Vegas odds makers are not, how shall we say, politically correct; they adhere to the laws of probability.
What do you think those odds were? Common sense mandates that the odds were pretty good that the attacker - a man who used the exact modus operandi as prescribed by the Islamic State to wage murderous terror attacks against innocents - was an Islamofascist waging jihad in the name of Allah to conquer the world so that Islam could reign supreme.
But the laws of probability don't affect political correctness or the morally relative, multicultural Progressives who insist that ideological extremes - blind to reality - trump said laws. In this singular instance we witness enough proof that Progressives are both delusional and detached from reality.
And those types of people should never be allowed to ascend to seats of power.
Members of the Donald Trump transition team, with the possibility Pres.-Elect Trump himself included, were under surveillance during the Obama Administration following November’s election. This is the revelation presented by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), Wednesday. Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and that it does not appear to have been related to concerns over collusion with Russia.
What we can safely deduce from this statement of fact are at least two things.
First, Democrats and Progressives, including Hillary Clinton, her campaign team, the media and sitting elected in the House and Senate, have knowingly made false claims of Trump-Russia collusion pre-election.
Second, someone in the intelligence sphere with access to the information in question illegally leaked the contents of the conversation between Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador.
The only crime here is the facilitation of the leaked information. There was no crime committed by anyone attached to Donald Trump or the Trump campaign.
It is time for Republicans and the Trump Administration to recapture the narrative and start making a "huge" deal out of finding this leaker and publicly excoriating him/her. Then, under the heading of national security, each and every Obama political appointee - no matter how high up of far down the food chain - should be culled from government with malice.
It is also time for the American people to very loudly start telling the media enough is enough. Time to start telling sponsors to mainstream media news shows that boycotts against their products will ensue if they don't apply pressure to the networks to stop misleading the public.
Illinois came up short on an attempt to make former Pres. Barack Obama's birthday a statewide holiday.
The bill would have designated August 4th as a legal holiday in Illinois, which some erroneously call his home state (his home state is Hawaii). The Chicago Tribune said the proposal was six votes short of passing.
I very rare - very rare indeed - moment of common sense clarity coming out of the Illinois political/governmental apparatus. So rare, in fact, that we should make this day an official day on the Illinois calendar; "Legislature Finally Pulls Its Head Out of Its Ass!"
Barack Obama was, arguably, the most divisive POTUS in American history. While many say Lincoln lays claim to that moniker, Lincoln, by contrast, inherited a divided country over economic and social issues, slavery among them. That divide came to a head under his watch.
Obama literally created the divide amongst the American people by balkanizing the populace on every issue that could be affected by ideologically-driven politics: race, gender, religion, class, economics, etc. His division was purposefully done to harm the country.
Lincoln, on the other hand, went to war to keep the country...
Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador under Barack Obama, and who knowingly misled the American media and people on the facts surrounding the Benghazi attacks, which culminated in the assassination of a sitting UN Ambassador, has leveled criticism at the Trump Administration for of all things, factual accuracy in public statements.
Writing in the Washington Post, Rice states, "...when a White House deliberately dissembles and serially contorts the facts, its actions pose a serious risk to America’s global leadership, among friends and adversaries alike."
Did I miss something here? Did Rice hold a press conference to issue an apology to the American people for lying through her teeth about the catalyst for the terror attack in Benghazi? I remember quite clearly that she went on any and every talking head show she could get on in the aftermath of the attack and said - with bold certainty - that the cause of the Benghazi attack was a crudely made and little watched YouTube video critical of Islam.
Absent this apology and public admission of guilt where deceiving the people as a public official is concerned, who the hell is Susan Rice to lecture anyone about the damage false-flag narratives can be to US foreign policy credibility?
One has to wonder whether Rice is actually that vacuous, or whether she is still a part of a disinformation effort meant to protect the far-Left and smear the rest of the political and ideological fields.
Additionally, the Washington Post should be embarrassed that they ran her article...
A Connecticut-based marketing company has created a "snowflake" test; a survey for applicants asking a number of questions about themselves, to weed out entitled liberal Millennials.
Kyle Reyes, CEO of Silent Partner Marketing, said the test was developed to vet potential employees for compatibility with the companies culture and mission statement.
Of course, this is completely in line with the concept of common sense. A gun manufacturer is not going to want to hire someone who hates guns because their heart wouldn't be into creating the best firearms possible. Conversely, one wouldn't want to hire a skinhead to work at an Anti-Antisemitism hotline.
While both those scenarios make sense, I will bet you dollars to donuts that someone somewhere is crafting a lawsuit because some indignant "snowflake" will demand to be included in the next Navy SEAL class. My wager is bolstered by the fact that we live in a litigious era where a quadriplegic would be able to find a lawyer who would file a lawsuit against an NBA team for discriminatory hiring practices against his/her client.
Yes, my friends, that is the era in which we live. We exist in the time of the absurd, and that absurdity is - increasingly - coming under the protection of laws crafted by the ideologically inane.
The Dept. of Homeland Security has issued a ban on electronics larger than a smart phone on flights from eight countries predominantly Muslim countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. DHS cites intelligence about terrorism risks as the reason for the move.
But, of course, the usual suspects are shrieking that this ban is an affront to religious liberties and the First Amendment because it discriminates against Muslims.
This is a perfect example of how the blindly ideological dismiss the realities of the world. Even Progressive-Leftist Rep. Adam Schiff (P-CA), was quick to acquiesce to the directive after being briefed by DHS officials on the catalyst for the move.
But that won't stop those who fail to consume necessary information to accurately base a judgment; form an opinion from declaring that they know all there is to know in their condemnation of the move.
Incidentally, other nations around the world are implementing this ban because of the intelligence acquired. Further, and this is the more important point, the ban does not discriminate against anyone based on their country of origin or their religious beliefs. It affects everyone - regardless of nationality or religion - who travels through those countries and on certain airlines dominant in those locales.
Of course, this defiance for ideology's sake is madness; it is illogical and emotionally knee-jerk. It is exactly what our nation's people need to not do if we are to become a nation that employs common sense in all things once again. We need to come back from the ledge of defiance for political and ideological purposes...
Pres. Trump took to twisting the arms of House Republicans in a high-stakes bid to get an Obamacare replacement bill passed this week. With the push back one would think the House and the Senate were controlled by Democrats. The chaotic reality of the GOP effort prompted Trump to infer that primary challenges would be supported if legislators didn't get their sh*t together.
Such is the bully pulpit as administered by Donald Trump. If you're not going to do what you promised to do - and understand that it may have to be done through a process is that "omnibus" in style - you are going to be run-over.
That said, one of the big stumbling blocks to fiscal hawks supporting the current bill - a bill that is fluid and still subject to dramatic change, is the employment of tax credits for those who purchase health insurance and who satisfy the means testing. Some complain this is nothing more than a government subsidy.
Now, how in the hell is me keeping more of my hard-earned money; not sending my wages to Washington for them to spend it on turtle tunnels and dysfunctional regulatory agency efforts, seen as a "subsidy"? It is me getting to keep more of my money - my money, not the government's due, my money!
When fiscal hawks start talking about our money as if it is owed them we have a really big problem in Washington.
A just-published United Nations report claims Israel is guilty of the "crime of apartheid." This is just one element of a comprehensive legal and propaganda offensive being pushed by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), an obscure UN regional commission whose entire membership are Arab states.
At least one additional report in the works, commissioned by ESCWA, attempts to create an "innovative" and "scientific" methodology for estimated the cost of Israel's 50-year control of Gaza and the West Bank. The goal: to demand billions in reparations for Palestinians.
This is a perfect example of how the United Nations has not only abandoned their original charter which authorized them to exist, but has morphed into a disingenuous hate group that is in desperate need of extinction. Just like The League of Nations that came before the UN, the current body is literally work against the original intent of its charter.
The United Nations was chartered to be a body where dialog between nations could take place to avoid violent confrontations. It has morphed into a factionalized group of geopolitical partisans that seldom do anything well but for spending money, especially US taxpayer dollars.
And, in this instance, the ESCWA is nothing more than an anti-Semitic, Islamofascist hate group that, in any other moment in time, would be condemned by the total of the world for it's conquest oriented mission.
Then, we live in an era of moral relativism and Progressive elitism, so what are an honest people to do?
Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground. Clinton has been orchestrating a gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss.
"What can we do to try to bring people together and to try to find that common ground, even higher ground," Clinton said in an appearance in Scranton, PA, "so that we listen to each other again and we know that we can make a difference?"
Isn't that precious. The woman who executed the dirtiest, most divisive and most rhetorically caustic political campaign in recent times is now trying to pass herself off as the high priestess of kumbaya? Seriously?!
Even Clinton's disingenuous rhetoric smacks of elitist bullsh*t. "Bring people together," "find common ground," and "listen to each other again", all bullsh*t!
If she was so concerned about these things where did the "deplorables" comment come from where she insisted that half the nation was inferior to her political ideology?
No, the only people this political xanthippe wants to listen to are people who feel it an honor to be used by her and the only "common ground" she cares to attain is the ground on which the gallows are built for her political enemies.
No, Mrs. Clinton, don't come out of the forest. In fact, go back under the bridge and stay there!
The travel site Expedia has named Chelsea Clinton as a member of its board. A company statement said Clinton will be paid "in accordance with the company's standard compensation policies" for board members, which reveals that non-employee directors are paid a $45,000 "annual retainer" and awarded $250,000 worth of stock in 2015.
The "Chelster" also sits on the boards of IAC/InterActive Corp (which owns Dictionary.com, About.com, Vimeo, Investopedia and The Daily Beast), the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Health Access Initiative. She's also co-chair of the advisory board for New York University's of Many Institute.
If you recall, Chelsea also landed a short-lived high-paying position with NBC a few years back.
Now, Ms. Clinton or Mrs. Mezvinsky, if you go by her married name) has a PhD in philosophy. She has no business or communications background, and she certainly isn't a master of the art of ballet. Yet all of these companies found it valuable to name her to their boards of directors, paying her handsomely for the "honor (is that sexist?).
Has someone so under-qualified and undeserving for board directorship ever existed before? Of course, it does superficially pad her resume for political purposes. I guess she learned well from her mother...
A glossary published by The University of California, Davis, insists that only whites can be racist. Published in an "LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary," UC Davis defines "racism" as "the systematic subordination of marginalized racial groups...by members of the agent/dominant/privileged racial group who have relatively more social power (white)."
Of course, this is absurd, but it is a perfect example of how Progressives Left redefines words and phrases in the modern American lexicon in order to advance their intolerant, one-sided and totalitarian ideology. By redefining "racism" as only being able to be executed by "Whites" they have effectively targeted the White demographic in an effort to divide the country along racial lines. Remember, it is easier for so-called "revolutionaries" to advance their causes when they can divide a people and foment discontent amongst a people.
Racism is, in fact, the notion of identifying people by the color of their skin; of seeing people through a prism of skin color rather than as individual human beings. So, it is absolutely possible for a non-White to be racist. In fact, the entirety of the Black Lives Matter and New Black Panther movements are racist at their roots.
UCD injects the false-flag narrative of dominant privilege as a component of "racism." Even by that definition they are in error. By their definition the dominant Black culture in the many countries of Africa would be racist toward the White race, thus shattering their ideologically-based false narrative.
Obviously, the people who put this together are...wait for it...racist.
The racist group Black Lives Matter - which has exploded beyond American soil is declaring that a Left-wing Canadian politician "appropriated black culture" because she used one of Beyoncé's song lyrics in a political ad. Using lyrics from Beyoncé's song "Irreplaceable", Niki Ashton emphasized her promise to take an "unapologetic left turn" with her political party.
"To the left, to the left," the ad posted on Twitter read. "Like Beyonce says, to the left," she added above the ad.
I guess pretty soon BLM will be protesting that people of other races listen to music created by Blacks at all. Of course, this would deliver pop music back to the mainstream after having been kidnapped and held hostage by the rap culture.
As an aside, as my friend Greg Allen used to point out, rap is just one letter away from rape and another letter away from crap. But I digress...
The BLM has moved beyond being racist. Now they have become despotic in their racism. When someone cannot quote - and even give attribution to - an artist (and in Bouncy-Bouncy's case I use the tern very loosely) without being assailed as a poacher, the group making the claim must be declared off the rails.
Imagine if the British claimed people who quoted Shakespeare were "appropriating the British culture," of if Irish people claimed anyone who celebrated St. Patrick's Day was "appropriating the Irish culture." The claims themselves - including the BLM claim - are stupid beyond stupidity.
Then, maybe Beyoncé is "appropriating the White culture" because she straightens and dyes her hair blonde...
There is a lot of talk going around these days - on both sides of the aisle - about House Speaker Paul Ryan and the "process" by which the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is being executed. And the one thing that is abundantly clear is this: either the mainstream media and the American people are completely uneducated on the processes of government, or we, as a people, are completely disingenuous.
Now, I have my issues with Speaker Ryan, although they may not be as intense as some. Then, I have issues with almost all of the politicians in the United States today. We no longer have Statesmen stewarding a country, we have political opportunists who pay lip service to the people while engaging in a battle for power for their political factions.
That said, when a politician actually does what he/she promises we have to be honest enough to point it out. This is the case with Paul Ryan. He promised legislation would be executed through "regular order" and he is making sure this is happening.
Simply put, "regular order" means that both the House and the Senate abide by their standing rules. House members are allowed the broadest leeway to offer amendments to legislation, both chambers complete their budgets on time, federal programs not authorized by an authorizing committee are not funded by appropriations bills, and the House and Senate convene in formal conferences to reconcile legislation, among other things.
Over the many years of Democrat rule in Congress we have gotten used to behemoth "omnibus" bills and "comprehensive" legislations. This has allowed for an intense amount of skulduggery and special interest appropriation (read: pork). It has also facilitated a deviation from "regular order."
So, today, we have old guard Republicans (I won't even get into the Democrats and Progressives they are so far gone) and some opportunists complaining about the process by which the American Health Care Act is being stewarded through the process. We even have Senators complaining about the House process as if they are being cheated out of having a voice in crafting the legislation. This is not only inaccurate, it should be embarrassing to each and every Republican who is complaining because it proves they don't have an adequate grasp of what "regular order" actually is.
So, the publics' illiteracy of the governmental process is now damaging to the country, the rule of law and to our government, serving only the disingenuous and the opportunistic.
Still think we shouldn't teach US history and government and civics in our schools?