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We can Now Officially Label Ilhan Omar an Anti-LGBT Bigot

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The left has made it very clear that no hindrance of the LGBT community should occur in any capacity for any reason. Supporting anything that opposes the LGBT community makes you a homophobic, transphobic, other-phobic bigot who should be shamed into oblivion by the general public.

So Rep. Ilhan Omar should definitely qualify for being the target of the mob’s rage after she failed to condemn the Palestinian Authority (PA) for banning LGBT activists from the West Bank. Right?

….right?

The news from the Jersusalem Post dropped on Saturday that the PA was banning these activists after Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society planned to gather in Nablus at the end of the month. The PA plans to chase and arrest anyone responsible for these meetings:

Explaining the decision to ban the LGBTQ group from operating in PA-controlled areas, Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the PA Police, said that such activities are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”

Zreikat said that the group’s activities were completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus.”

He accused unnamed “dubious parties” of working to “create discord and harm civic peace in Palestinian society.”

The PA police will chase those behind the LGBTQ group and see to it that they are brought to trial once they are arrested, Zreikat warned. He further appealed to Palestinians to report to the police about any person connected to the group.

Robby Starbuck brought up the fact that the woke squad members Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the two Muslim members of Congress who have recently made a show of their hatred towards Israel (they call it “criticism” but tomato, tom-antisemitism) would definitely be woke enough to condemn the PA for such a homophobic act.

Spoiler alert: She doesn’t.

In fact, Omar immediately tried to turn the conversation back around toward Israel and it’s “violations.”

No one brought Israel up. That was just a knee-jerk reaction from Omar upon Palestine being criticized. Omar sent out one more tweet, making sure she still seemed woke by saying “we should condemn any effort to infringe upon” LGBT rights, but immediately put the attention back on Israel and it’s “occupation.”

Notice she doesn’t outright say “I condemn the Palestinian Authority for its mistreatment of LGBT peoples.” She doesn’t attempt to publicly convince the PA that what it’s doing is wrong. She doesn’t even tell the LGBT community that she stands with them against this level of state-enforced bigotry.

In the rule book crafted by the left, Omar’s silence is violence. She merely calls LGBT rights human rights, makes no other efforts to convince the PA to stand down or even reinforce her commitment to her woke values, and proceeds to turn the attention to Israel, who wasn’t even mentioned in the first place.

Btw, Israel allows LGBT members to exist within its borders, the PA doesn’t. Omar is siding with an anti-LGBT government.

By every definition of the left, Ilhan Omar is a homophobic bigot.

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Marianne Williamson Proposes A ‘Dept. of Peace’; Brianna Wu Supports It, But Sees ‘Gender Issues’ With Logo Color

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Marianne Williamson seen on day three of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Broadway Theater District on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

 

This is not satire.

On Monday, 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson announced her proposal for a U.S. Department of Peace. Details for this new cabinet-level agency can be viewed here.

Williamson has even designed a logo (pictured below).

Naturally, many on twitter ridiculed Williamson’s idea. One user asked, “Does anyone know exactly how many years she followed the Grateful Dead around?”

Another, Brianna Wu, currently a Democratic candidate for Congress (MA District 8), supports the idea for the Department of Peace “100%.” Her only complaint is the choice of the color pink in the logo design. Wu wrote:

But I think making this logo pink sends unhelpful gendered messages. It makes peace seem like a feminine idea, when it’s an interest irrespective of gender.

I think green would be a better color. Growth. Nature. Positivity.

What was Williamson thinking?

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New Poll Shows Trump In ‘Dead Heat’ With Biden, Sanders; Some Voters ‘Silently Agree’ With Specific Trump Policies

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A Zogby/Wall St. 24/7 poll released on Monday showed President Trump slightly ahead of the top 2020 Democratic hopefuls. The online poll, conducted August 9-12, surveyed 897 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3.3%.

In a head-to-head race, Trump topped former Vice President Joe Biden by a margin of 46% to 45%. 9% were not sure.

Trump outperformed Biden among voters aged 65+ (56% to 40%), men (53% to 42%), independents (44% to 36%), small-city voters (47% to 43%), and suburban voters (45% to 44%).

Biden topped Trump among millennials (50% to 38%), women (48% to 39%), suburban women (50% to 35%), large-city voters (46% to 45%), African Americans (74% to 21%), and Hispanics (48% to 46%).

Although Biden won among Hispanics, 46% is an impressive number for a Republican candidate.

In a head-to-head race, Trump led Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by a 45% to 44% margin, a statistical tie. 11% were not sure.

Sanders topped Trump with suburban women (45% to 36%), Hispanics (52% to 43%), African Americans (77% to 17%), Generation Z voters, those people born from 1995 to 2010 (66% for Sanders, Trump’s support was not available), medium-city voters (53% to 38%), and small-city voters (47% to 43%).

The two were tied among independents (39%), and large-city voters (46%).

In a head-to-head race, Trump topped Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) by a 44% to 42% margin. 14% were not sure.

Harris outperformed among millennials (51% to 32%), Generation Z (56% to 26%), Hispanics (58% to 34%), suburban women (46% to 37%), and interestingly, among all women (42% to 39%).

Trump led among independents (41% to 35%), men (50% to 41%), small-city voters (46% to 40%), and suburban voters (45% to 40%).

In a race against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Trump was ahead by a 45% to 43% margin. 13% were not sure.

The poll also showed Trump besting South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) by a 45% to 42% margin, with 14% unsure.

Perhaps the most interesting results concerned “silent” Trump supporters. Nearly half of those surveyed, 49% (22% strongly and 27% somewhat strongly), agreed with the following statement:

Even though I tell people I do not approve of Donald Trump, I personally agree with him on certain issues.

Zogby notes that the percentage of likely voters who believe they have to “silently” support Trump has increased to 49% from 40% in the last year.

There are many Democrats who do not support the far left platforms of the current field of 2020 candidates. For example, the majority of Americans oppose open borders, providing free medical care to illegals, late term abortions, and the Green New Deal. And some are afraid to voice their opinions.

I find the concept of silent support to be fascinating. The fact that it’s a serious question from a major pollster speaks volumes about the state of American politics. (Note: If any readers are interested in looking at the breakdown of where various groups and sub-groups stand in regard to silent support, please scroll down.)

This poll was last conducted in May and at that time, the President was trailing the top 2020 Democratic candidates. His position has improved considerably since then. He is now in a statistical dead heat with Biden and Sanders and is seen as narrowly defeating Warren, Harris and Buttiegieg. The poll found that Trump “has made in-roads with independents, suburban voters, urban men, and, urban parents” and has “increased support among his base — men, consumer blocs, older voters, and union voters.”

 

Zogby’s breakdown of poll results on silent support statement:

Most sub-groups who typically support the president were more agreeable to the idea of hiding their support Trump but there were some surprises among the demographics we surveyed.

The groups most likely to “strongly and somewhat” agree they privately support Trump on certain issues were: likely voters living in the East (56% at least somewhat agree/44% at least somewhat disagree). Likely voters living in the West were more disagreeable (45% at least somewhat agree/55% at least somewhat disagree).

Other groups who agreed they “silently” support the president included workers employed full time (55% agree/45% disagree), NASCAR fans (63% agree/37% disagree), union workers (63% agree/38% disagree), weekly Amazon shoppers (60% agree/40% disagree), weekly Walmart shoppers (56% agree/44% disagree), Hispanics (64% agree/36% disagree), NRA members (77% agree/23% disagree), investor class voters (60% agree/40% disagree), and self-identified creative class voters (57% agree/43% disagree).

There were differences in the level of agreement when it came to age, gender and where voters lived. A majority of millennials aged 18-29 (52% agree/48% disagree) agreed they support Trump on certain issues in private, while older voters aged 50-64 felt the opposite (43% agree/57% disagree). Men (54% agree/46% disagree) were more likely to feel compelled to hide their support for the president on certain issues than women (44% agree/56% disagree).

The sub-groups most likely to disagree with “silently” supporting Donald Trump were Democrats (69% disagree/31% agree), liberals (70% disagree/31% agree), voters divorced/widowed/separated (62% disagree/38% agree), and voters not in unions (53% disagree/47% agree).

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Reminder: These Same “Journalists” Covering 2020 Were Coordinating With Hillary Clinton In 2016

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As the race for 2020 begins to heat up a little bit more every day, it’s worth remembering just who the people are that are shaping the coverage of our upcoming election.

Who can forget the picture of Andrea Mitchell and company smiling in delight at the mere sight of Hillary Clinton on her campaign plane? Whether they realized it at the time or not, that shot was destined to become a microcosm of just how biased the media had become. Things went far beyond just fawning photos though. As we’d later find out, a laundry list of “journalists” were directly coordinating with the Hillary Clinton campaign in an effort to beat Donald Trump.

James Hasson provides a great reminder in a recent thread of just how pervasive these relationships were between the press and Clinton.

Let’s also note that Thrush got caught up in a #metoo scandal as well. But because no one in media is every allowed to actually fail on their merits, Thrush is now back at The New York Times. Being a liberal forgives all sins in the world of the mainstream media.

What you’ll note about all of these people is that they were never punished. At no point did their publications apologize for their unethical behavior. In fact, many of them ended up with promotions in the coming years. Maggie Haberman still spouts off as if she’s a moral authority and principled journalist. John Harwood is as dishonest as ever. Glenn Thrush was temporarily sidelined over sexual harassment claims, but he’s already back in the club less than a year later.

Here’s the other thing though. While the media and the Democrats were never going to hold themselves accountable, you’d have thought the Republican party would react differently to preserve their own self interests. Instead, we’ve seen no real change in the dynamics at play. The networks and papers these people worked for still enjoy access as if nothing ever happened. The GOP still gives them interviews, invites them to conventions, and Donald Trump is still giving Maggie Haberman quotes. Notice the contrast between that and how the DNC reacted the moment they saw an opportunity to shun Fox News and ban them from hosting debates.

There’s no accountability within the halls of American journalism. There’s only narratives and if you are willing to push said narrative, you can get away with just about anything. Right now, Don Lemon is currently being sued for assault and there’s even an eye witness corroborating the accusation. Has CNN pulled him off the air, even as they’ve previously pushed far less credible allegations against Republicans? Of course not. Rules for thee but not for me might as well be their motto.

In the end, the same people who betrayed their journalist integrity in 2016 and beyond are shaping coverage of 2020. These people deserve no assumption of credibility. On the contrary, you should expect their bias and underhanded behavior to escalate to a far higher level than the previous presidential election. Getting rid of Donald Trump has become a religious tenant to the left in this country and their stenographers in the press aren’t going to play anything straight.

Republicans are going to have to get much smarter in how they combat this stuff because things are going to get much worse over the next year.

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Sorry Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib, There Is No Occupation In Israel.

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You know that Nancy Pelosi is just LOVING the ladies of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” right about now with their unique terminology.

With the election of the “Squad” in 2018, the Democratic caucus has been dealing with how to keep these new members in line and not going all rogue. That mission has so far, gone very badly.

Today in Minnesota, Repreantvies Rahsida Talib And Ilhan Omar explained how they had been persecuted because they could have gone on a Congressional junket a week before but choose to do a trip on their own for political purposes and Israel said…nope.

From CBS News

Standing side by side, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar forcefully denounced the controversial decision by the Israeli government to deny them entry into the country, casting the travel restrictions as part of a broader effort to suppress voices of dissent against the treatment of Palestinians in occupied and disputed territories.

“Netanyahu’s decision to deny us entry might be unprecedented for members of Congress,” Omar said during a press conference on Monday, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “But it is the policy of his government when it comes to Palestinians. This is the policy of his government when it comes to anyone who holds views that threaten the occupation.”

Let’s do a FULL STOP here.

There is no occupation in Israel. Words have meaning and you are not using the word occupation correctly. The loose band of arabs called Palestinians who lived in the area and fought the Jews living there since the end of World War II has lost every war that they fought in. You don’t get to demand the terms when you get beat 3 or 4 times and get to keep land. This is not even ancient history but modern day and there is actually film of this.

The best chance at peace and the Israelis giving back some land was during the Camp David II accords with Bill Clinton in 2000. The leader of the P.L.O. at the time, Yasser Arafat decided that he did not want any of the West Bank given back.

Whose fault is that?

So blaming the Israeli government for not giving in to a P.R. stunt is a great talking point but does nothing to move along the cause you claim to hold so dear. Also, it is going to piss off your boss in the caucus who also is a woman and she is feeling a bit scorned right now.

We all know how that goes and it won’t end well for the newcomers with a political pro like Nancy Pelosi doing the scorning.

Good luck.

Check out my other posts here on Red State and my podcast Bourbon On The Rocks plus like Bourbon On The Rocks on Facebook and follow me on the twitters at IRISHDUKE2 

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Linda Sarsour Attacks Jake Tapper, Demands CNN Take Action Over His Retweet Against a Terror Organization

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Linda Sarsour is sar-sour on CNN’s Jake Tapper. She’s called on the Collusion News Network to take action against him over his “retweeting blatant lies” about Quad Squad congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

On Facebook Friday, the pro-Shariah (here and here) organizer of the Women’s March wrote that she’s “sick of Jake Tapper’s sh**.”

As you may be aware, the group Miftah had planned to sponsor Ilhan and Rashida’s now-canceled trip to “Palestine.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed to Miftah’s terror ties Thursday as part of the reason the freshman duo was banned from Israel:

National Review’s David French penned an expose on Mitfah and the trip, and that article got retweeted by Jake, which set Linda off. Here’s some of what she wrote:

“I am sick of Jake Tapper’s sh** and the silence of liberals on his clear bigotry against Palestinians. He’s not on our team.
He’s retweeting blatant LIES AGAIN. He often amplifies conservative, right wing Zionist, staunch pro-Israel propaganda.

“Miftah, the organization in question has sponsored trips to Palestine for members of Congress in the past and Jake Tapper didn’t think much of it.

“Rashida and Ilhan are a thorn in his side because they expose that he’s no champion of “the resistance”. Just because he critiques Trump every once in a while doesn’t give him a pass for the rest of the nonsense he spews.”

She also contrasted CNN’s treatment of Jake with that of fired Marc Lamont Hill over his comments at the United Nations.

The David French piece which Jake shared on social media compared reviewing Miftah’s website to “peeling an onion of evil” comprised by “layer upon layer of vile anti-Semitism.

Marc Lamont Hill, you may remember, appeared to tout the destruction of the nation of Israel in front of the whole world:

Which is worse?

Linda knows. Therefore, she needs your help: The activist plans to deliver a petition to CNN on August 22nd to “hold Tapper accountable.”

‘Cause he’s a bad man.

Jake may have participated in a retweet, but least he didn’t do everything wrong — he could’ve committed the egregious sin Linda spoke out against last September: humanizing Jews.

-ALEX

 

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Sorry Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib, There Is No Occupation In Israel.

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You know that Nancy Pelosi is just LOVING the ladies of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” right about now with their unique terminology.

With the election of the “Squad” in 2018, the Democratic caucus has been dealing with how to keep these new members in line and not going all rogue. That mission has so far, gone very badly.

Today in Minnesota, Repreantvies Rahsida Talib And Ilhan Omar explained how they had been persecuted because they could have gone on a Congressional junket a week before but choose to do a trip on their own for political purposes and Israel said…nope.

From CBS News

Standing side by side, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar forcefully denounced the controversial decision by the Israeli government to deny them entry into the country, casting the travel restrictions as part of a broader effort to suppress voices of dissent against the treatment of Palestinians in occupied and disputed territories.

“Netanyahu’s decision to deny us entry might be unprecedented for members of Congress,” Omar said during a press conference on Monday, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “But it is the policy of his government when it comes to Palestinians. This is the policy of his government when it comes to anyone who holds views that threaten the occupation.”

Let’s do a FULL STOP here.

There is no occupation in Israel. Words have meaning and you are not using the word occupation correctly. The loose band of arabs called Palestinians who lived in the area and fought the Jews living there since the end of World War II has lost every war that they fought in. You don’t get to demand the terms when you get beat 3 or 4 times and get to keep land. This is not even ancient history but modern day and there is actually film of this.

The best chance at peace and the Israelis giving back some land was during the Camp David II accords with Bill Clinton in 2000. The leader of the P.L.O. at the time, Yasser Arafat decided that he did not want any of the West Bank given back.

Whose fault is that?

So blaming the Israeli government for not giving in to a P.R. stunt is a great talking point but does nothing to move along the cause you claim to hold so dear. Also, it is going to piss off your boss in the caucus who also is a woman and she is feeling a bit scorned right now.

We all know how that goes and it won’t end well for the newcomers with a political pro like Nancy Pelosi doing the scorning.

Good luck.

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Journo Who Pressed Charges Against April Ryan’s Bodyguard Hints He’s Exploring Legal Options Against Her, Too

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Last week, Red State‘s Bonchie wrote about a disturbing incident from August 3rd involving New Brunswick Today journalist Charlie Kratovil, CNN political contributor April Ryan, and Ryan’s bodyguard Joel Morris. Kratovil alleges that Morris assaulted him. Not long after the incident, Kratovil pressed charges against Morris .

NJ.com reports on the criminal complaint that was filed against Morris today:

A criminal complaint dated August 19 charges 30-year-old Joel Morris of Country Club Hills, Illinois, with harassment, assault and theft. It alleges Morris took Kratovil’s arm and shoved it behind his back, injuring his forearm and shoulder. The harassment and theft charges stem from Morris taking the camera, according to the complaint.

Kratovil said a public relations firm had alerted him to Ryan’s appearance and invited him to attend the NJ Parent Summit. He said he received permission and arrived at the hotel, checked in and recorded other speakers for two hours without issue.

But shortly before Ryan took the stage, a man began to question his camera and his presence, he said.

To recap what was alleged: In a lengthy thread posted to Twitter on August 5th, Kratovil alleged Morris stole but later returned his camera equipment at an August 3rd event in New Jersey, and that Morris also physically assaulted him. The event was the 4th annual New Jersey Parent Summit. Ryan was scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

Kratovil was able to record some of the incident, which you can watch below. Note that Morris first confers with Ryan to get the okay to act before proceeding to go after Kratovil:

Kratovil stated in tweets about the incident that while he was being forced out of the room, Ryan – who has been an extremely vocal critic of President Trump’s highly adversarial relationship with the media – explained why he was being kicked out:

Here’s another video that shows Morris aggressively intimidating the journalist and physically shoving him out of the hotel lobby as others looked on. One woman in a sequined dress (perhaps the event organizer?) is egging on Morris to force Kratovil to leave and shouts “how dare you?” at Kratovil. She has to be held back during the incident.

The hotel staff appear to be in shock:

The videos appear to back up Kratovil’s claims.

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi posted an image of the New Jersey criminal summons, along with a statement from Kratovil who hints he is exploring legal options against Ryan, too:

Kratovil posted a video clip about the summons, and said he is still waiting for comment from Ryan:

As far as I know, no one at CNN has commented on this matter to date, including media firefighter Brian Stelter. We all know Stelter would be first in line to demand immediate suspensions and firings if this had been a Fox News journalist treating a member of the media as Kratovil was.

I guess to Ryan and Stelter it’s okay to treat others in the mainstream media contemptuously as long as you’re a Democrat – or a CNN employee (or both).

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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A Group of Chicago Teachers Union Members Travels to Venezuela & Reports The Shocking Findings: It’s Fantastic!

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The world of politics is a constant reminder that not everyone draws the same conclusions.

So is — incidentally — green bean casserole.

That stuff is nasty.

Anyway, here’s another case in point:

Three Illinois educators and a union organizer recently crowdfunded a trip to that most desirable of vacation destinations, Venezuela.

In response to what they saw, the Chicago Teachers Union crew praised the beleaguered nation on social media.

As reported by the Chicago Tribune Monday, during their South American romp, they met government officials and teachers and visited a commune. They even got local media coverage.

Stuff they admired: the country’s literacy rates, those fabulous communes…and its socialist system.

Not everyone’s psyched about their portrayal.

From the Tribune:

[C]ritics say the group glossed over Venezuela’s ongoing political and economic crises and were excessively complimentary of President Nicolás Maduro, whose administration has been accused in recent United Nations reports of “grave” human rights violations and violence against dissenters.

Count teacher and union member Karen Moody among the nay-sayers. Here’s what she had to offer:

“I am appalled a delegation representing themselves as CTU went to Venezuela, not to support striking teachers, not to object to human rights violations, but to go on what appears to be a state-chaperoned propaganda tour.”

However, union President Jesse Sharkey assured WTTW’s Chicago Tonight that the trip wasn’t sanctioned in any way:

“Members go all kinds of places in the summer. This was neither an official trip nor something that was funded by the union. This is a group of people who are members of the CTU who decided to go to Venezuela.”

That’s all well and good, but how does he explain the union’s Twitter account retweeting the group’s updates? One blog entry was titled “Introduction to CTU Delegation to Venezuela.”

Here’s a message passed along by the union’s page, courtesy of CTU traveler Sarah Chambers — who’s also a member of the board:

“While staying in #Venezuela, we didn’t see a single homeless person. USA is the richest country in the world; yet, there are homeless people everywhere. Over 17k CPS students are homeless… This is why @CTULocal1 is fighting for fair housing #CTUAgainstVezIntervention.”

They’re fighting!

How about a fight against children prostituting themselves, and straight men working as gay hookers? That’s also happened in Venezuela, thanks to the swell system — see here.

In response to an online critic, Sarah defended her favorable review of the big V by touting her analytical mind:

“Have you visited Venezuela & spoke to 100s there? As a teacher, I teach my students to be critical thinkers, to get primary sources, listen to ppl’s stories & do research before just believing any news. I suggest you do the same.”

One GoFundMe donor saluted the CTU strike at “imperialism”:

“Proud of the CTU for their brave and visionary anti-imperialist resolution and enactment of ‘teacher-to-teacher’ solidarity between Chicago and Venezuelan teachers!”

Speaking to Fight Back! News, Sarah also bragged on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for his stellar job:

“Through major economic hardships, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro never closed a single public school or a single health clinic. This stands in stark contrast to our experience in Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 public schools and several mental health clinics in a single year.”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, the blog reporting all the glories of a nation that’s struggled to find the radical modernity of toilet paper was named the Radical Educator Collective.

It’s radical alright.

-ALEX

 

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Disturbing: Three 12-Year-Old French Girls Flown In To Surprise Jeffrey Epstein On His Birthday

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FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

 

According to the Daily Wire, records included in the newly released batch of documents indicate that a  friend of Epstein’s allegedly had three French girls, all 12-years-old, flown in as a birthday present.

Giuffre said, “The worst one that I heard from his own mouth was this (sic) pretty 12 year old girls he had flown in for his birthday…It was a surprise birthday gift from one of his friends and they were from France. I did see them, I did meet them.”

She added, “Jeffrey bragged afterwards after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they’re really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out…They were then taken back to France the following day.”

The Daily Beast reports, “These same civil complaints allege that young girls from South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics, few of whom spoke English, were recruited for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.”

Epstein spent a fair amount of time in Paris where he had an apartment. It will come as no surprise that “many underage girls” were seen coming and going when Epstein was in town. He was reported to have made 11 trips to Paris in the last year.

The spotlight has moved in recent days to his closest friend, French model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, who appears to be cut from the same cloth as Epstein. Who knows, he may even have been the friend who sent 12-year-old girls to Epstein on his birthday.

The Daily Beast just published an in-depth profile of Brunel in which he is described as “a sleazy, scandal-prone modeling agent with virtually limitless connections to young women around the world…He has also been accused by former models of drugging and date-raping them, and by former employees of recruiting foreign, underage girls to be pimped out of Epstein’s New York apartments.” Here is an excerpt from their piece:

Brunel was one of the financier’s most frequent male associates. The agent appears more than 15 times on flight logs from Epstein’s private plane, jetting everywhere from Paris to New York, often in the presence of young women. He visited Epstein nearly 70 times in jail, according to visitor logs, and several more times while the financier was on house arrest in Palm Beach. According to one of Epstein’s housemen, Brunel was comfortable enough to whip up his own meals in the financier’s kitchen, and was one of Epstein’s most frequent callers.

Virginia Giuffre, one of the first alleged victims to speak out against Epstein after he was granted a sweetheart plea deal—claimed in legal filings that Brunel was one of many powerful men she was forced to sleep with in her years as Epstein’s “sex slave.” She also accused Brunel of using his agency to find foreign girls, obtain visas for them, and “farm them out to his friends, including Epstein.”

In a 2015 affidavit, Giuffre said, “A lot of the girls came from poor countries or poor backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money. Jeffrey Epstein has told me that he has slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls, and everything that I have seen confirms this claim.”

Brunel has denied the allegations against him. Naturally.

The Telegraph reported in 2015 that Epstein proposed Giuffre (then Roberts) have a child for him and former partner and alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

He offered me a mansion and some of his money every month, I forget what he called it, a monthly income of what he made to bear one of his children. The proposition was that if anything ever happened between Jeffrey and I, that I would have to sign my child over to him basically and that the child would be his and Ghislaine’s, and I would be looking after it as long as nothing happened between Jeffrey and I.

It was this request, Giuffre said, that convinced her to flee Epstein and begin a new life in Australia.

The most surprising of these incidents, and the scariest, is the fact that Epstein had an interest in becoming a father. That would have been a tragedy.

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