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Kira Davis: Abortion Is Not a “Gift” To The Black Community

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Last night was the CNN “Climate Town Hall” and it was interminable. I could only bring myself to tolerate a few candidates. I caught the end of Klobuchar and then watched a bloody-eyed Biden ramble through explaining his connections to Big Oil donors. The audience was there for Bernie and Warren and they were only there for Bernie and Warren.

It was the usual climate talk, but what struck me the most was when Bernie Sanders responded to a question about population control. Without hesitation or any sense of self-awareness, Sanders offered up abortion in third world countries as a necessary and legitimate solution to overpopulation.

It was chilling.

In my latest podcast Just Listen to Yourself, I’ve been going through abortion arguments and talking points related to the issue and drawing them out to their logical conclusions. I’m fascinated by the idea of actually parsing out some of our reflexive opinions. In the third and final episode of a series on abortion (published mere moments before Bernie took the stage), I spoke about the argument the progressive left often makes for abortion as a form of “care” for minorities, Black Americans specifically. They often paint opposition to abortion as some form of bigotry.

I find the premise ridiculous. Forget the arguments about Margaret Sanger and the racist roots of Planned Parenthood for just one moment. If you’re curious about what I have to say about that, click on the podcast and you can hear me discuss it at length.

When abortion is painted as charity for a minority/marginalized community, what Bernie and other abortion advocates are telling us is that the world would be better off without us…or at least be better with fewer of us. It blows my mind that any serious, White American could look at Black women and say, “Hey, it’s better for all of us if there are fewer of you. It’s for your own good!”.

And too many of us actually buy it! Then we turn around and complain that we don’t have enough representation in the institutions that make America run. We are literally killing off our political capital. Black women make up 6% of the population and yet account for 35% of abortions. Maybe Planned Parenthood did evolve away from Margaret Sanger’s original mission, but it sure seems pretty damn successful anyway.

Abortion is not a “gift” to the Black community. Abortion steals our capital, our influence and our future. Sometimes it’s hard to feel like that’s not deliberate.

Hear me expound on this issue on this week’s Just Listen to Yourself. Subscribe on iTunes (leave a review!) or listen anywhere you find podcasts.

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Video: Tucker Carlson Demolishes Walmart Over Their Anti-Gun Virtue Signal

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson had some choice words for Walmart and its newfound anti-gun soapbox that has its CEO urging the government to push for more regulations on firearms.

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon recently released a statement saying that Walmart would no longer sell handguns in its stores and calling for the issue of banning semi-automatic rifles to be reopened.

Carlson noted the interesting timing of this. As the left is geared up to punish any corporation that doesn’t jibe with its narrative, Walmart suddenly becomes “woke” and the left, which until this point had always hated Walmart with a passion, is suddenly happy with the retail giant.

“That’s a fascinating turnaround,” said Carlson. “For years, you’ll remember, Walmart was the target of coordinated attacks from the left. Progressives accused the company of destroying small towns, and of exploiting workers. Walmart hired PR consultants and union busters to push back for years.”

Carlson noted that Walmart hasn’t changed its business tactics but that the left has now stopped attacking it.

“Walmart figured out it could buy immunity from criticism by mouthing left-wing pieties,” said Carlson. “That’s all it takes. Sounding woke, and they’ll leave you alone.”

He wasn’t done, though.

Carlson noted that Walmart didn’t plan on disposing of the remainder of its ammo, and in fact planned on continuing to sell it until it was gone. This is indicative of the fact that they don’t truly believe what they’re saying, and are still concerned about their bottom line, which is what all this is about in the first place.

The Fox News host then went into how Walmart’s business practices are actually damaging to the American economy, citing one study that showed that over a 12-year span, Walmart actually cost America 400,000 jobs thanks to sending manufacturing business overseas to China:

None of this was an accident. At times, Walmart sold goods at a loss, just long enough to drive American competitors out of business completely. Smaller retail shops and the jobs they provided vanished. Suddenly, in many places, Walmart was one of the few remaining employers. One and a half million Americans now work there at any given time. It’s definitely not an improvement over what we had before.

In 2005, 20 percent of Walmart employees worked part-time. Today, the majority do. It’s the simple cruelty of math: If Walmart keeps employees’ hours low enough, it can avoid paying benefits. Can people really live like that? Not for long.

Carlson finished with a verbal uppercut by highlighting their gross hypocrisy.

“The company more responsible than any other for destroying and degrading rural America — for making our towns uglier and cheaper and poorer — the same people who push the appalling lie that brightly-colored plastic crap from China is going to make us happy — that company is now lecturing normal Americans — the very Americans they’ve hurt so badly— about how immoral they are for daring to protect themselves with firearms. And everyone in Washington, New York, and LA is applauding them as they do it. It’s not a good sign.”

(h/t: Daily Caller)

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Black Republican Terrence K. Williams Goes Off On Debra Messing

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The tired and abused lie that the Republican Party is a party of racism and keeping minorities down has been disproven so many times that it’s a wonder it still thrives. This is, in part, thanks to a media that keeps the lie fresh in the minds of the public, and even makes any minuscule thing out to be a grand racist act.

Take, for instance, the Baltimore controversy where President Donald Trump highlighted the rat and trash infestation the city suffered from. While Democrats made carefully shot speeches about how Trump and Republicans are racist, Trump supporters went down to Baltimore to help clean it up.

(READ: Trump Supporters Clean Up West Baltimore As Thankful Residents Defy Media Narrative)

Hollywood celebrities are also in on the narrative, too. Debra Messing, one of Hollywood’s most vocal anti-Trump twitter accounts, has gone so far as to say that Trump is a white supremacist who is attempting to suppress “POC” and Jewish peoples. Funny enough, the only person insulting black Americans is Debra Messing.

The actress, in a now-deleted tweet, said “THANK YOU #Alabama” last Saturday in response to a tweet of a Baptist church in Birmingham that displayed a sign reading: “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.”

Terrence K. Williams, a black Republican, became upset at Messing for this incredibly racist remark that essentially put black voters into a column of either belonging to Democrats or being mentally unfit.

In a video where he was clearly very angry, Williams told Messing that, as a black man, he can think for himself and that the Democrat party doesn’t own him. He also made it clear that Messing was out of line for suggesting Hollywood players voting for Trump should be put on a blacklist.

“Why are you targeting innocent Americans? What is wrong with a bunch of American citizens supporting the President of the United States of America. What is wrong with that?”

“You have lost your ever-lasting mind,” said Williams.

Messing replied to Williams saying she regretted promoting the Alabama sign, but that Trump was a white supremacist targeting people of color and Jews. She then also said that she has never supported a blacklist.

This is demonstrably false. As I wrote on yesterday, Messing and her “Will and Grace” co-star Erick McCormack clearly supported the idea of a Hollywood blacklist as they asked for The Hollywood Reporter to compile a list of people going in and out of a Trump fundraiser in Beverly Hills so that “the rest of us” know not to work with them again.

Messing and McCormack attempted to do some damage control by denying that they’re to create a blacklist without providing any real defense of it, instead, saying she has a right to not work with people. She’s not wrong, but as McCormack pointed out, the list was intended for public release so that everyone else in Hollywood would know to avoid working with them.

That’s called a blacklist.

(READ: Debra Messing Thinks You’re Stupid)

Williams wasn’t done. In response to Messing trying to lazily convince Williams that Trump hated minorities and Jewish people, Williams posted a video an entire room filled with black Republicans, many of them wearing MAGA hats.

Messing, like Alyssa Milano and Bette Midler, all fire from the hip when it comes to their hatred of Republicans and Donald Trump, often tweeting before they think. Middler was recently in hot water for a racist moment similar to Messing. Seeing black people in the background of a shot from a Trump rally, Middler dismissed them as paid actors and referred to them as a “blackground.”

Middler’s stereotyping black Americans as Democrat voters made many black Americans very angry, and she soon deleted the tweet.

All of this stems from the idea that the black community is somehow owned by the Democrat party, with many Democrats making the argument that a minority voting for a Republican is voting against their self-interest. As such, many black Republicans and libertarians have been labeled as “Uncle Tom” or “House Ni****s” by the left.

Democrats seem to forget that black people are individuals, not a voting bloc to be claimed.

(READ: Dear American Left, We Fought A Civil War To Make You Understand You Can’t Own Minorities Anymore)

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Julian Castro Saves the World, One Psychotic Problem at a Time. Previously: Pregnant Men; This Week: Racist White Weather

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You know what the most terrible kind of environmental horror is? The racist kind.

And you know how to make racism worse? Make it environmental.

I can barely believe those two things can even go together. Someone needs do somethin’.

I cherish my sigh of relief, knowing Julián “Men need to have taxpayer-funded abortions” Castro has volunteered.

Shew.

During CNN’s town hall Wednesday, a male nurse in the audience claimed his patients “suffer the most from climate change” as victims of “environmental racism.”

Fortunately, Julián was already all too familiar with the malady. So he jumped right in.

With dumbness.

And — as a bonus — he included the 1940’s viewpoint that there are only two races: white and non-white (currently “people of color”).

“I know that too often times it’s people who are poor, communities of color, who take the brunt of storms that are getting more frequent and more powerful.”

So if a Chinese guy moves into a white Texas neighborhood, his house will be targeted by the cyclone? What a racist jerk of a tornado.

Thankfully, that poor Saginaw soul — a very distant relative of a native Beijinger — can rest easy.

Say it, Julián:

“My plan actually calls for new civil rights legislation to be able to address environmental injustice.”

YES!!!!

And woe unto that afflicted Asian, by the way, if he might also be impregnated through his penis and need an abortion. Oh, wait — Julian’s got him there, too!

Castro also let everyone know he can “connect the dots to places like Flint, Michigan,” and he’s intent upon giving folks the “tools to fight back” where the “tremendous injustice” of environmental racism is concerned.

God Bless Julián Castro — a great American. And a man who seems fiercely determined to stay humble by never, ever becoming the President of the United States.

-ALEX



 

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Joe Biden Just Lost Any Claim to Being a Moderate With His Embrace of the Green New Deal

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We hear a lot about former VP and 2020 candidate Joe Biden’s “electability.” This so-called electability stems from the idea that Biden is a return to a more moderate Democratic party, and away from the infection of radicalism that has seized it.

But anyone who was leaning on Biden for centrism is gravely mistaken, and it’s proven with his nod toward Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.” In fact, Biden not only thinks it doesn’t go too far, it doesn’t go far enough, according to the Daily Wire:

Biden made the remarks during a CNN town hall event on climate change that was set up in a way that sensationalized the issue with hysterical claims and featured numerous false claims from candidates.

“Do you think it goes too far?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Biden about the Green New Deal. “Is it unrealistic promising too much?”

“No, no it’s not,” Biden responded.

Biden continued by suggesting that the plan actually did not go far enough in terms of laying out specifics for how it would be implemented.

The problem is that the “Green New Deal” is essentially a socialist takeover of the United States more than it is a climate bill. It calls for a massive restructuring of America’s infrastructure that is, frankly, so unrealistic that even Democrats were laughing at it. Even environmental groups are distancing themselves.

To this day, Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t told us how we’re going to pay for it. What’s more, AOC herself has more or less admitted that it’s an avenue to a social justice driven society and the advancement of its agendas. What she’s not telling you is that her plan would also require a lot of materials we can only get from places like Russia and China, who would indebt us deeply that they’d essentially own us.

Embracing any of this isn’t a sign of centrism. This is radicalism, plain and simple. If Biden is embracing this kind of thing and even saying it doesn’t go far enough, then Democrats would do well to distance themselves from Biden as fast as they possibly can.

At this point, America has two options in 2020. It’s either Donald Trump or socialism. There doesn’t seem to be an option outside of these two.

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Video: 2A Defender Meghan McCain Warns About What Will Happen If Gun Confiscation Starts, Gets Bashed by Haters

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This Feb. 28, 2018 photo released by ABC shows Meghan McCain on the set of “The View,” in New York. McCain brings a feisty spirit to the conservative commentator role where predecessors frequently seemed overmatched and overlooked. (Lou Rocco/ABC via AP)

The ladies of ABC’s “The View” were back from summer break on Tuesday and it didn’t take long for the fireworks to start as a discussion of mass shootings and gun rights got underway.

CBS News reports on what co-host Meghan McCain said in response to her colleagues’ suggestions that gun confiscation programs like the one 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed were the way to go:

During the show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg pointed out the suspect in the shooting was able to purchase his assault-style rifle through a “loophole.” As co-host Sunny Hostin pinned blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lack of action on any assault weapons legislation, McCain chimed in the debate as “the chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”

“This is a ground-level issue for me,” she said, targeting 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s mandatory buyback plan. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”

Longtime host Joy Behar brought up the federal assault weapons ban in 1994 under former President Bill Clinton. “If you keeping rooting for Republicans, you’re going to get nothing done.”

“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain said. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar replied.

“I’m not living without guns,” McCain responded. “It’s just that simple!”

Watch the segment below:

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She didn’t “threaten violence.” She predicted there would be violence. Big difference. Even though Swalwell has proven to be a miserable failure when it comes to debating female Second Amendment supporters in the past, he should at least try to get the basic facts right in the future.

Disgraced attorney and fraud Michael Avenatti commented on McCain’s remarks as well in a desperate attempt to deflect from his serious shortcomings:

Some even called for McCain’s removal from the show over her remarks.

But as 2nd Amendment activist Stephen Gutowski notes, liberals have a serious problem with the truth – because McCain wasn’t wrong:

Tucker Carlson made a similar argument to McCain’s on his program Tuesday night, noting that there was no such thing as a “gun buyback”:

“Now you will hear propagandists, and you often do hear propagandists, describe that as a ‘gun buyback.’ But that’s nonsense, of course,” Mr. Carlson said. “Americans didn’t buy their guns from the government in the first place. They’re not buying them back. This is gun confiscation. It’s nothing but that.”

“So, this is — what you’re calling for is civil war. What you’re calling for is an incitement to violence. It’s something – I wouldn’t want to live here when that happened, would you?” Mr. Carlson said later in the segment.

[…]

“He’s going to confiscate firearms from tens of millions of law-abiding Americans whether it works or not, and he doesn’t care what you think about it,” Mr. Carlson said.

In response to all of this, here was the garbage take from the far left moonbats at Media Matters, an organization that exists purely to destroy Fox News and conservative media so only liberal viewpoints are allowed:

Conservative pundits floating violent reprisals as a response to gun safety legislation are echoing far-right extremist and militia rhetoric

It’s always fascinating to me watching unhinged liberals who have called for “revolutions” when they lose elections, who threaten to violently “take to the streets” in response to legislation they don’t like, who urge supporters to “get in the faces” of Republicans because Orange Man Bad, defend violent Antifa thugs, and who were perfectly content with the militant tactics of Occupy Wall Street as a way of forcing comformity complain when conservatives talk about what might happen in response if the government starts forcibly taking away guns that they legally own.

Do they even listen to themselves?

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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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Media Cancel James Mattis After They Learn His Book Criticizes the Wrong President

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question about Russia from the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Washington. Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

When it comes to foreign policy, the President has the final say, no matter how strongly his advisors feel. The media didn’t seem to understand this and constantly portrayed any decision Trump made as dangerous and illegitimate. Somehow, the world hasn’t gone into a nuclear meltdown though. It’s almost like they have no idea what they are talking about?

One such decision was Trump wanting to pull out of Syria. It was enough that James “Mad Dog” Mattis resigned over it. That’s fair. If he couldn’t do the job anymore, I’m not going to criticize him for deciding to move on. The irony of the entire situation is that Democrats, who cheered Obama’s disastrous pull-out from Iraq, suddenly become the hawkiest of war hawks, but I digress.

The current story is that Mattis is writing his memoir and that got the media press corp really excited. You see, because Mattis left on rocky terms from the Trump adminiatration, including a fairly forward resignation letter, the expectation was that he was going to blast Trump.

So you got headlines like The Man Who Couldn’t Take It Anymore from The Atlantic and The Man Trump Wishes He Were from The New York Times. You could almost see the foam forming around their collective mouths. They were about to get another tell all they could fluff for weeks, and if that meant rehabilitating a person they used to hate in James Mattis, then that was a price they were willing to pay.

Then something happened. While Mattis’ book laid into a President, it just so happened to be the wrong President in the media’s eyes. That would be Barack Obama.

The National Review provides some excerpts.

When the Arab Spring came to Egypt in 2011, “I thought we should use quiet diplomacy to urge inclusive government.” Obama instead called for Hosni Mubarak to resign. Mattis writes:

President Obama came out vocally against Mubarak, insisting that in Egypt, “we were on the right side of history.” Having read a bit of history and found that events, good and bad, had been “written” by both good and evil characters, I put little stock in the idea that history books yet to be written would somehow give yearning Arabs what they fervently desired today.

In the spring of 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil. Mattis urged the White House to make the public case for reprisals against Tehran. He was rebuffed. “We treated an act of war as a law enforcement violation, jailing the low level courier.”

Obama was essentially willing to let Iran get away with anything to preserve his doomed nuclear deal. Mattis also points out his incredible naivete when it came to the Arab Spring, which turned out to be one of the worst things to happen to happen to the Middle East in regards to stability, as fundamentalist Muslims were further empowered.

Mattis was informed he would be relieved of command in December 2012. He writes:

I was leaving a region aflame and in disarray. The lack of an integrated regional strategy had left us adrift, and our friends confused. We were offering no leadership or direction. I left my post deeply disturbed that we had shaken our friends’ confidence and created vacuums that our adversaries would exploit.

The following year, Barack Obama failed to enforce his “red line” against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons against civilians. “This was a shot not heard around the world,” Mattis writes. He continues:

Old friends in NATO and in the Pacific registered dismay and incredulity that America’s reputation had been seriously weakened as a credible security partner. Within thirty-six hours, I received a phone call from a friendly Pacific-nation diplomat. “Well, Jim,” he said, “I guess we’re on our own with China.”

What is so ironic about all this is that the left, including their media mouthpieces, now constantly attack Trump for supposedly not supporting our allies or causing “confusion.” Yet, when Obama was President, you never heard a peep about that despite the fact that he was consistently selling our partner nations down the river for his own personal delusions and showing absolutely no salient strategy at all.

The Washington Examiner provides another piece from the book.

“While I fully endorse civilian control of the military, I would not surrender my independent judgment. In 2010, I argued strongly against pulling all our troops out of Iraq,” Mattis writes. (Earlier in the book, he recounts a discussion he had on the subject in Baghdad with Vice President Joe Biden, who was in charge of Iraq policy but “ignoring reality” and uninterested in the considered opinion of the general in charge of operations there.) “In 2011, I urged retaliation against Iran for plotting to blow up a restaurant in our nation’s capital. In 2012, I argued for retaining a small but capable contingent of troops in Afghanistan. Each step along the way, I argued for political clarity and offered options that gave the Commander in Chief a rheostat he could dial up or down to protect our nation.”

The commander in chief chose another option: fire the CENTCOM leader.

“In December 2012, I received an unauthorized phone call telling me that in an hour, the Pentagon would be announcing my relief,” Mattis writes. “I was leaving a region aflame and in disarray.”

Isn’t it odd that the media found no fault with how Mattis was dumped, only being given an hour before the Pentagon would relieve him, yet they lost their minds of Comey’s unceremonious firing? It’s almost like there’s bias there, and because Mattis didn’t end up hitting the “right” target, the excitement for his book vanished overnight. Worse, they are now attacking him.

USA Today ran with a story titled James Mattis Promotes a Book that Is Silent About Donald Trump. It’s a Disservice.

Mattis, who left the Pentagon last December after clashing with President Donald Trump over Syria policy, used the phrase in addressing U.S. troops in the field, reminding them of their duty as guardians of the nation’s nearly 250-year-old democracy.

It remains Mattis’ duty as well…

…But Mattis won’t tell us, though his book doesn’t shrink from criticizing past presidents such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Because if there’s anyone who knows about service and duty, it’s some “journalist” desperate for another dose of Trump bashing.

And just like that, Mattis is cancelled.

No doubt, one day Mattis will choose to talk about his time in the Trump White House. Until that time though, he can look forward to many more chastising editorials accusing him of letting his country down because he refuses to kneecap a current President. Whether you agreed with Mattis’ take on Syria or not, he did the right thing in stepping down and he’s doing the right thing now. None of this is a game. There are real stakes in the world and burning that down simply to give Joe Scarborough, Rachel Maddow, or whoever another hit to keep their TDS high going isn’t the priority.

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Alyssa Milano Challenged Ted Cruz to a Debate, and I Don’t Think She Knows What She’s In For

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Say what you will about Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas but we know a few things for sure. The guy is funny and witty, he’s a bit of a nerd, and he’s one of the best damn debators currently walking the halls of Washington. If you’re stepping into a debate with Cruz, then you better know your stuff backward and forward, because he does, and he may even show you that he knows more about your own argument than you do.

I’m not sure former actress turned activist Alyssa Milano knows this about Cruz. Like most people on the left, they just see an evangelical politician with ideas they consider backward and outdated. This is probably why Milano told Cruz that she’d love to debate him in person, and Cruz naturally accepted.

It all started when Milano asked someone to quote the passage of the Bible where it said we have a right to a gun. Cruz responded by saying that while the Bible doesn’t mention guns specifically, the Bible does mention a right to life and liberty, and this includes the right to defend your life and family.

Cruz continued by citing Exodus 22:2, and laying down how it relates to the Constitution and then proceeded to give examples of how American citizens used their firearms to protect themselves and others in something. It was, to say the least, a good educational opportunity for Milano.

You can read the entire story of this back and forth by my colleague Sister Toldjah.

Milano, however, didn’t take it well. She challenged Cruz to a public debate so that the “American people can hear your bulls**t 1st hand.” She said that after throwing 1 Peter 4:8 at him, which tells us to love each other deeply above all.

Cruz graciously accepted under the condition that the conversation is “civil and positive.”

“I’d be happy to sit down & visit next week about uniting to stop gun violence & about the Constitution. If we can have a civil & positive conversation—in the spirit of 1 Peter 4:8 as you suggest—despite our political differences, that might help resolve the discord in our Nation,” tweeted Cruz.

Milano needs to understand going in that she’s probably not as equipped as she thinks she is for this debate. She’s only demonstrated that she debates on raw emotion and any facts she presents seem to be altered to fit a worldview. Her use of 1 Peter 4:8 is a perfect example of this, but she’s demonstrated other times when she’s tried to utilize Biblical passage to push left-leaning agendas.

In April, Milano attempted to use Christs’s words in John 3:12 to justify abortion. The passage refers to Christ talking about how the path to Heaven is to be born again, and Milano essentially used the passage to justify killing a child before they can even be born a first time.

Meanwhile, Cruz’s knowledge runs deep and he’s shown he’s capable of critical thought. As Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston said after watching him against Beto O’Rourke, “Cruz thrives on this kind of political combat and is hard to put on the canvas.”

Cruz has been doing this for a long time too. He’s been a debate champion since he was in college. If it’s any testament to how good he is, he was the last man standing in the 2016 Republican primaries against Donald Trump.

Milano is going to come out swinging with accusations and mistruths, and Cruz will shrug it off by calmly stating facts. Milano, given her past, will likely appeal to emotional arguments that won’t phase Cruz in the least, but he will show sympathy towards them, further making her look someone who brought a rubber knife to a gunfight.

Milano’s newfound relevance has gone to her head. She believes that retweets are proof that her arguments are good. She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

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Poll: Over 70 Percent of Republican Students Stay Silent About Their Views Out of Fear for Their Grades

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We know that academia is filthy with hard-left leaning professors and students, and it seems like college-aged Republicans are few and far between in academia. As it turns out, they’re not uncommon, they’re just incredibly quiet due to fears that if they’ll speak out, their professors will harm their grades.

According to The College Fix, an online poll from last month showed that Republican students kept their mouths shut about their beliefs by a whopping 73 percent:

The online poll was conducted in late August exclusively for The College Fix by College Pulse, an online survey and analytics company focused on college students. Only students who self-identify as Republican or Republican-leaning were polled.

The question asked: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?” Seventy-three percent of students who identity as “strong Republican” reported that they had, while 71 percent of students who identify as “weak Republican” said yes.

Even students who identify as Republican-leaning independents indicated they’ve kept quiet: 70 percent reported they have withheld their political views to protect their grades.

This is a sad ordeal. Higher education is supposed to be where your beliefs and understanding of things are tested, that is true, but not being able to express any beliefs out of fear is horrible.

Students were asked to make comments, and some of them are stories of being singled out by their professors who acted angrily toward them or witnessed a professor fail a student for having a right-leaning paper.

“I wrote a 19 page research paper on a Christian pro-life movement. I was the only one in the class that, when presenting my paper, had a “surprise visitor” (who was the teacher’s very liberal friend) argue [with] me about their views,” wrote a student from Western Kentucky University.

“I actually got yelled at by a professor for my views on gun control. It wasn’t an argument or anything, just plain one-sided insulting,” wrote another student from Notre Dame.

“When writing papers for gen ed classes? Absolutely. I know a guy who chose to write a pro-border wall argumentative essay for our super liberal professor and the prof just wrote “this whole paper is one big fallacy” and bombed him. Me? I wrote about the evils of horse racing. Perfectly safe topic,” wrote a student from Clemson.

“In my sociology class, my professor asked us if we would give our child hormone blockers if they believed they were transgender (that was the day’s lesson). One guy said he would rather teach his daughter to love her body the way it is than change it. She [sat] straight up said “so you would be a bad parent then? What was your name again?” Then she went to type something on her computer. Not a good day for him, I’m sure,” said a student from Arizona State.

College Republican groups are catching on and becoming more popular, but would likely be much larger in size if it weren’t for the fact that many students feel it better to keep their heads down and get the necessary grades to graduate.

Students pay a lot of money to attend Universities and would rather not sacrifice the time, funds, and their future by vocalizing their “wrong-think” in front of their professors. While it’s easy to say that these students should be braver and stand up for themselves, the real attention should be focused on the professors.

Something needs to be done about this infection, and stripping government grants and funding if even one student is failed due to his or her political opinion should be just the start.

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Legal Fight Brewing As Judge In Epstein Case Considers Release Of Documents Containing ‘Hundreds’ Of New Names

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Bloomberg reports that District Court Judge Loretta Preska “is considering how to carry out a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that she must consider unsealing some of the documents.” It is the opinion of the appeals court that “such filings should be made public.” These documents contain hundreds of additional names in a 2015 defamation case against Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

The case was filed by one of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre claimed she’d been recruited by Maxwell and that Maxwell had “defamed her by calling her a liar.”

At Wednesday’s hearing in Manhattan, Maxwell’s attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca, told Judge Preska that amongst the sealed records is an address book with about 1,000 names. Pagliuca said these documents  were not among the 2,000 pages of material released on August 9th, the day before Epstein’s death. He argued that these records “should remain sealed because they weren’t entered into evidence before the case settled.” The 2015 case was settled in 2017 just before it was set to go to trial.

The attorney representing the alleged victims, Sigrid McCrawly, said that, with the exception of social security numbers, medical information and the names of minors, all of the records associated with the defamation case should be unsealed. She noted that, “Anybody whose information is in the documents would be notified so they could object.”

Apparently, the potential release of additional names has some people worried. On Tuesday, one of the individuals named in the records, identified only as “John Doe,” has requested that the records remain sealed or that his name be redacted.

At the hearing, Judge Preska said she would “consider the documents in batches.” This process could take weeks or months.

Following Epstein’s apparent suicide last month, the case against him was dismissed. It’s unknown if his alleged victims will take legal action against Maxwell or any of the men involved in the case. My guess is they will at the very least go after Maxwell.

In a way, Maxwell’s crimes were even worse than Epstein’s, for it was her responsibility to procure the girls who would service him. Several of Maxwell’s acquaintances spoke to Vanity Fair’s Vanessa Grigoriadis in August. From their comments, a picture begins to emerge of a soulless woman willing to do almost anything to hold onto her man, the late, depraved and ruthless Jeffrey Epstein.

According to a source, Maxwell would visit spas and speak to the shower room attendants and show up at trailer parks searching for young, beautiful girls. She would claim she had a phone job to offer, telling them “you’ll make lots of money, meet everyone, and I’ll change your life.” The reality of the situation was that she was conning them into lives of degradation and desperation. But Maxwell could not have cared less.

The source said, “When I asked what she thought of the underage girls, she looked at me and said, ‘they’re nothing, these girls. They are trash.’”

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