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Snopes ‘Fact-Checks’ My RedState Article, Spends Most of Its Time Attacking Trump & Suggesting I’m a Jerk

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Where do you go when you wanna know the truth? Snopes.

At least, that’s the word on the street. Or it was.

But what’s happened to the formerly forensic site?

In December, The Daily Caller ran the story “Snopes, Fact-Checker for Facebook and Google, Botches Fact Check.”

In March, TDC published “Snopes Gets the Facts Wrong on Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Finance Scandals.”

Shortly after Valentine’s Day, Snopes fact-checked The Babylon Bee.

Oops.

And at the beginning of the year, they fact-checked…me.

Or, at least, my article.

Back in January, I wrote my biggest article ever:Lesbian Couple Identifying As Straight Couple Prepares To Transition 5-Yr-Old Son Into A Daughter.”

That thing just wouldn’t stop. It popped up everywhere, from Reddit to AR15.com.

Just a few months ago, I mentioned the viral victory to a teenaged relative. They were stunned“You wrote that??” They’d seen it somewhere, randomly online.

If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Snopes did. And in response, rather than addressing its reality, they took to the webisphere to teach America how to be.

What was their answer to the question, “Is a ‘Lesbian Couple’ Preparing to Transition Their Son Into a Daughter?”

Well, it was — basically — “Alex Parker is a JERK.”

Their subheading: “Words and context matter when it comes to discussing marginalized groups.”

Snopes began with a very short snippet from my article, followed by three sentences summing up the family about whom I wrote and the harassment they had faced.

Then the rest of their coverage went like this:

Nothing is technically inaccurate about the quoted portion of RedState’s story, but it is worded in a way that can be read as insensitive to the plights of transgender persons. As noted, the married couple consists of a transgender man and a woman, so stating they are a “lesbian” couple negates one partner’s identity as a transgender man.

According to guidance from the National Center for Transgender Equality, members of the media should refer to transgender people according to their gender identities: A transgender man is the term for a transgender person who currently identifies as a man, while the term transgender woman refers to a transgender person who currently identifies as a woman.

It went on to attack Trump, complete with POTUS tweets. Wait — WHAT?

Although the family in question resides in Scotland, the transgender community is frequently the target of election-time flame wars in the United States over which bathrooms they should be permitted to use, and the Trump administration has also instituted a series of actions aimed at whittling down transgender protections under the law. In a series of tweets posted on 26 January 2017, President Trump instituted a ban on transgender persons’ serving in the military:

What the heck is happening??

The fact-check of a lesbian-transgender RedState article ended thusly:

The ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on 22 January 2019, in a decision that allowed the restriction to remain place while legal challenges to it worked their way through the court system. In a reversal of course from his predecessor, Barack Obama, the Trump administration has also sought to narrowly “define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.”

Does that seem like the work of an objective fact-checking site?

Why must seemingly everything in the world turn political? What’s wrong with some things simply sticking to the facts? That’s what Snopes claims to do. Or so I thought.

Their homepage now advertises, “We bring you fact-checking and original, in-depth reporting.”

Sadly, they’ve become the Jim Acosta of fact-checking. And that “reporter” stinks (here, here, here, here, and here).

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Girl Ava Martinez Does Her Best Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, & The Dead-On Video Goes Viral

Making Herstory: Medical Miracle Allows Lesbian Couple To Carry The Same Baby

Actor James ‘Capitalism Is A Cancer’ Cromwell Threatens ‘Blood In The Streets’ If The Dems Don’t Win

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Jim Acosta Postures as an Alpha-Male Only to Prove He is Beta to the Max

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This is NOT the way to promote your book.

As many of you know, CNN’s Jim Acosta has just published a book about himself and his journalism during the Trump administration — The Enemy Of The People: A Dangerous Time To Tell The Truth In America. Jim’s entire hook has been to highlight the risky travails he has encountered in this grievously dangerous profession he has chosen — media star.

To suggest the sale of his book has been flagging is not exaggeration. The tile, which was officially for sale this week, is not scorching the best-seller lists. At Amazon it is not a top-110, nor even top-20 seller. One needs to scroll down to find it nestled at #25, a few spots below the latest release of the children’s books Dogman, and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid #14. In the sub-category Politics/Social Sciences it is at #14, in the sub-category Memoirs it rises to #13, and only ticks off the top spot in the sub-subcategory Biographies-Professional & Academic. (For the record, in a convenient act of rebuttal, Mark Levin’s Unfreedom Of The Press sits at #1 of all books sold.)

In response Acosta has been pimping his release strongly on his social media accounts. This is understandable, as you are wise to promote yourself digitally as much as you can. Yet the manner Acosta goes about doing so is — well, patently Acosta. This is the man with a deep-seated affection for himself, and he relishes any chance to inject himself into a story, going so far to even turn the reporting onto himself. But he fails to acknowledge that most are attuned to his self-aggrandizement, so his self-promotion takes on a shallower appearance.

In many of his tweets about the book he is not using quotes from others touting his work, or providing a string of glowing critical reviews about the book. Instead he is offering excerpts out of the book and his tweets are quoting passages. This means the man, who has a string of affairs with various mirrors across the country, ends up quoting himself in passages where he is referencing himself, in the book that is centered around himself, and was written by — himself. That is some next-level narcissistic inception taking place.

In one of these tweets he offers a very curious passage regarding a pair of his news rivals. In this passage, he details something that happened (or specifically, what did not happen) when he personally encountered two Fox News hosts.

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So two bitter rivals did not create a scene in a professional setting — and that was a problem? Further, if they not confronting him was a problem then would it not be required to say that Acosta himself is also guilty of what he is accusing here? I mean, here he is writing about them directly in his nationally published book, and he never approached them to say anything specific to their faces. That is at least an equal measure of what he implies is cowardice.

Then there is the hilarity of his suggesting Hannity and the bowtie-wearing Tucker Carlson are to somehow be perceived as “macho”. For him to declare this becomes a tacit admission that he himself is a beta-male by comparison. Not that many would be surprised by this detail.

Acosta even manages to compound things with his text in this tweet. Behold the level of whining in this delivery.

Again, Jim fails to realize that he failed to say anything to Hannity before writing about him, but Sean failing to confront Jim is a cause for scorn. The laughable part is how he “offered” to come on Hannity’s top-rated program to talk about his book, the one desperately in need of a boost in sales. He comes off sounding like the Democrats, whose party has openly denied Fox News but sees its candidates desperate to have town halls staged on the top-rated new network.

But sounding like the Democrats is nothing new for Jim Acosta, even though he will insist he is the paragon of journalistic professionalism. If you do not believe him just go to his Twitter feed — he will let you know, repeatedly.

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Bill Maher Rubs Their Noses in It: Following a Stunning Verdict in the Oberlin Case, SJWs Learn ‘There’s a Price to Pay’

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On Friday, Bill Maher said social justice warriors are discovering that dumbness has consequences.

Dumbness = so-called political correctness.

Bill was discussing the story of Oberlin College.

Here’s what happened in Ohio, as per The Atlantic:

On November 9, 2016, three black students at Oberlin College made a late-afternoon trip to Gibson’s Bakery, a small, family-owned business near campus that has been serving the community at its present location since 1905. Like countless undergraduates of all races, classes, genders, and generations, they hoped to leave with alcohol but weren’t yet of age to purchase it legally.

A fake ID was produced and rejected.

In the moments that followed, Allyn Gibson, the owner’s son, would try to keep the fake ID, pursue the male student who had used it as he fled to the back of the store, chase him into the street yelling “Shoplifter!,” and detain him, even as the other students, who were women, attempted to intervene on behalf of their friend.

From The Daily Wire:

When police arrived, Gibson was being physically attacked by (Jonathan) Aladin and the two other students who accompanied him to the store – Cecelia Whettstone and Endia Lawrence.

All three students pleaded guilty. Aladin acknowledged race was not a factor in his treatment.

Back to TA:

A police report accused them of trying to shoplift two bottles of wine. Many classmates jumped to the conclusion that they’d been mistreated and launched protests almost immediately.

“Chants of ‘No justice, no peace’ reverberated across campus from early morning into late last night as hundreds of protesters lined West College Street, calling for a boycott of Gibson’s Bakery,” the student newspaper reported. “According to a flyer distributed by protesters, this incident was far from Gibson’s first instance of alleged racial bias.”

The boycott reportedly caused sizable damage to the business.

Fast-forward to Thursday, when the school was hit with $33 million in punitive damages.

Way to go, SJW’s.

Back to Bill, who offered this:

“Social justice warriors … are finally finding that maybe there’s a price to pay [for political correctness].”

“Political correctness” is an ironic term, of course, because it represents a very particular point of view which supports some things and condemns others — and it’s one which prefers the few over the many…which is the opposite of political.

NeverTrump conservative pundit Charlie Sykes told Bill he’s tired of it:

“I’m tired of the term ‘political correctness’. It’s like ‘performative wokeness.’ In our mono-culture, we have to find a way to humiliate, to drive people out that we disagree with, and I will tell you that there’s a huge backlash. … The folks on the Right were bailing on liberalism. … They’re basically saying that, ‘The Left wants to destroy you, they hate you, they want to take away your rights, they want to destroy your business.’ Unfortunately, you have anecdotes like this that make it that plausible.”

The host asked a good question:

“How do we get mainstream liberals to stand up to that faction?”

Bill’s long spoken against political correctness, and consistently championed free — that would be, offensive — speech (like here).

There was a time when Bill Maher was a particular opponent to conservatives. But given the Democratic Party’s move away from liberalism and further into rights-ripping leftism, he sometimes stands as a shouter of liberty-soaked reality against a cacophony of fascistic insanity.

Might he be someone who eventually Walks Away?

From the Herald Sun:

Gay New York hairdresser Brandon Straka was of the Left. Now he says it is exactly what he once opposed – thuggish, intolerant, race-obsessed, oppressive. So in a video that’s gone viral he says: “Walk away.”

Check out one of my favorite guys who walked away — Dave Rubin.

Thanks to social justice warrior goofiness, Gibson’s Bakery is walking away…with $33 million.

And Bill’s right — social justice has consequences. In this situation, perhaps it was actual justice.

-ALEX

 

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See the Various Ways the St Louis Blues Stanley Cup Win Was a Victory for Everyone

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Beyond some impressive stats, there were also some great backstories behind this team winning the championship.

The NHL has just completed its season with the title going to the St Louis Blues. This is the first Stanley Cup won by the franchise, after a series of finals appearances in the late 1960s during the expansion era. For the first few years the league placed all six new expansion teams in the same conference and structured the playoffs so one of the new franchises would qualify to play in the Stanley Cup. The Blues were swept in three consecutive finals, and had not made another trip to play for the Cup since.

There were a number of notable accomplishments with this squad this season. In January they sat in the bottom of the entire league, but a coaching change brought former player Craig Berube to the bench. He then chose to place rookie goalie Jordan Binnington in the net to see how the youngster would settle in for the coming seasons. He became a wall on the backline and the team rode him as it became a scoring force. In February the Blues posted an 11 game winning streak and then finished with an impressive 45-28-9 record. They were the hot team going into the postseason.

This has led to an array of milestones to be attached to the victory. They tied the record for most road playoff victories, with 10. Also they are only the third team to win 3 straight road games in the Stanley Cup. They are only the seventh team to win The Cup with a coach who was a mid-season replacement. Further, in a league that puts a priority on Stanley Cup experience, the Blues are only the fourth champion to have a roster without any former Cup winners skating for them.

Binnington becomes the first rookie goalie to win all 16 postseason games to win the Cup, and he set a record for most saves in a clinching Game 7 – 32. (To date the rookie still has only 30 career victories.) And Ryan O’Riley scored in four consecutive finals games, the first to do so since Wayne Gretzky, the first ever to have the opening goal on his team in four straight. This led to him being selected as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner for the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs. He is only the third Conn Smythe winner who was an offseason acquisition.

But many on the team may argue there is another MVP for the Blues — she is 11 year old Laila Anderson. A devoted Blues fan, Laila was a constant presence around the team’s entrance tunnel at home games. That is, until she became stricken with an extremely rare auto-immune disease. Requiring chemotherapy and treatments Laila was hospital bound for much of the season. She received a crucial bone marrow transplant in January, and her recovery matched that of her beloved team.

Players had visited her in the hospital and she developed a special bond with defenseman Colton Parayko. Laila became the team’s unofficial mascot, and in May her recovery was enough that she was able to attend her first game. From that moment forward she was a fixture at the Enterprise Center, becoming a nationally recognized aspect of these playoffs. Earlier in the week there was this moment:

She not only got her trip to Boston — she was even brought out onto the ice to join in the celebration. To really absorb the impact this young girl has had notice that these are grown men, celebrating having just reached the pinnacle of their careers, and when made known Laila was out there with them they did not even pause to include her in the revelry.

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo stopped what he was doing to greet their biggest fan.

Alexander Steen had to be sure to celebrate with her as well.

And here St Louis native Patrick Maroon shows the genuine relationship between them and Laila.

Not only is he casually interacting here, like long-established friends, but he wanted to know if the family was joining them on the flight back to St Louis. It was not a charitable offer; he seems to act as if it was an expected occurrence. If you are even the most bitter of rivals with the team, there is no way you cannot be moved by the bonds that they have here.

Then just to add some frothy levity to it all, one of the side components of these Stanley Cup playoffs has been the rivalry that has been playing out between office mates from “The Office”. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski portrayed one of the sweetest couples in primetime when Pam and Jim got together. One Problem: Krasinski hails from Boston, while Fischer is a devoted Blues fan.

Their rift became apparent on social media.

It came to a head when it all came down to a game 7 showdown. Jenna opened with a good-natured jab.

Then Krasinsky raised the stakes, with this devilishly perfect tweet sent from his seats inside the Boston Garden.

That was Davis Denman, who played the role of Roy, Pam’s ex on “The Office”. As classic a troll as you will find. But, of course, Jenna-Pam had the last laugh. And we had a massively enjoyable final series, for numerous reasons.

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Idiot Attempts a Home Invasion on an 11-Year-Old. The Kid Hits the Burglar in the Head – With a Machete. Game Over

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Good grief.

In North Carolina Friday, an 11-year-old boy showed a guy what’s what after the dude served up a home invasion.

The kid was home alone and answered the door to find a woman there. During the distraction of that event, a dude broke into the house through a window. Grabbing a pellet gun from the home, the robber forced the kid into a closet.

But the boy exited the closet and grabbed a freaking machete.

And he hacked the invader in the head.

The child got kicked in the stomach and kicked again, but he kept fighting.

Mr. Burglar grabbed a television, a PlayStation, and a few other goodies with the intention of blowin’ the joint like fast. But then he realized he was…what’s that called? Oh, yeah — BLEEDING FROM A MACHETE WOUND TO THE GOURD.

So he skedaddled, sans wares.

The genius who sneaked in through the window because he was too…

Actually, I’ll address this to him:

Dear Goofball,

If your robbery partner knocks on the door and the people open it, you don’t need to then scurry through a window to gain access. You can just come in through the door, dummy. It ain’t cool like the Duke boys gettin’ in through the window of the General Lee.

Anyway, the window guy and the door girl and a third man took off in the getaway car. But the kid called 911, and police notified hospitals to be looking for a dolt who enters houses needlessly through windows sportin’ a machete-gashed noggin.

Presto — 19-year-old…I’ll leave out his name…let’s just call him Nikola Tesla…had checked into UNC Hospital in Hillsborough. He’ll be showing his head wound in court Monday, on charges of breaking and entering, 2nd-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications, and assaulting a child under 12. And also: being a dipstick and getting bested by an 11-year-old.

He should hook up with this guy and form a super-crime duo.

Good job, kiddo.

-ALEX

 

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HILARIOUS: A Little Boy Calls 911 Because He’s Hungry. What Happens Next Will Be Your Favorite Story This Week

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Louisiana Woman Tries To Beat Boyfriend To Death With His Prosthetic Leg After He Says He Wants To Date Someone Else

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GOP Representative Dis-Invited From Speaking at Cyber Security Conference Over Unrelated Pro-Life Views

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The “Black Hat Conference” is a cyber security forum that happens every year. It features plenty of politicians but also draws some people with genuine knowledge of the arena. One of those people who actually knows what he’s talking about is Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX). He’s a former CIA officer and specializes in the area.

He was scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the conference until something happened.

The short of it is that some pro-abortion liberals ran and cried about Hurd’s pro-life views and that got him uninvited as a keynote speaker. Here’s what was said by the conference spokesperson in response to the rescinding of the invite.

“We misjudged the separation of technology and politics,” wrote the conference in a emailed statement.

What you misjudged is how many cowards are on your planning committee. This is a cyber security conference. What does someone’s mainstream pro-life views on abortion have to do with anything? And what is gained by caving into those that complained?

Hurd gave your typical boilerplate response to being shunned.

“Representative Hurd was honored to be invited and hopes that the Black Hat Conference is a success,” said Katie Thompson, Hurd’s communications director, via email.

“Congressman Hurd has always sought to engage groups of people that don’t necessarily agree with all of his votes or opinions. That’s why Rep. Hurd is one of the loudest voices for bipartisanship in Congress.

With all due respect to the Congressman, this isn’t going to cut it. Taking the high road is just going to get you thrown off the road all together.

What’s happening here is profoundly dangerous. We’ve already seen numerous examples of this in blue states banning business with red states over the passage of state laws. The new trend on the left isn’t just condemnation when people disagree, it’s complete destruction and isolation. Say something they don’t agree with? They’ll organize a boycott of your advertisers or get you thrown out of a conference. It’s not enough to just say “I disagree” for these people.

This is the future and I don’t mean that dramatically. This is really the future.

Republicans better wake up sooner rather than later and realize the rules of the game have changed. De-platforming, financial destruction, mobbing, and total shunning from society are the left’s tactics now. Responding by wishing them success, as Hurd did here, is not a viable counter strategy.

We either fight on a level playing field or we will lose. Time for some GOP politicians to decide what they want their fate to be because this is coming for everyone.

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John ‘I Don’t Do Evidence’ Brennan Appears To Be Spooked By Durham’s Plans To Interview CIA Officials

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CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2016, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State. Brennan said that the Islamic State remains “formidable” and “resilient,” is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

Somehow I’d forgotten that former CIA Director John Brennan “doesn’t do evidence.”

During a May 23, 2017 House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election, then-Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), asked Brennan, “When you learned of Russian efforts, did you have evidence of a connection between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors?”

Brennan famously replied, “As I said, Mr. Gowdy, I don’t do evidence.”

As John Durham focuses on the origins of the Trump/Russia collusion investigation, he will be searching for evidence to support the long repeated claim that Russian interference helped sway the election to Donald Trump. Although four investigations have been conducted, including the exhaustive 22-month Mueller investigation, none have found sufficient evidence (or any evidence) to support these allegations. Durham’s investigators now plan to interview senior CIA officials to find some answers. The New York Times reported this story on Thursday in a front page article entitled “C.I.A. Scrutinized By Justice Department Over Russia Case.” The sub-headline read “Review May Put Focus On Conclusion That Putin Aided Trump To Win.”

Turns out, the left wasn’t so happy to hear this news. As far as they’re concerned, Putin ordered Russian operatives to do whatever was necessary to make sure Trump won the election.

The question is, was this just a fictional story manufactured to promote the Russia hoax? Since not even Mueller’s team of angry Democrats were able to uncover any concrete evidence, the answer may be yes.

Political analyst and former U.S. intelligence office Ray McGovern thinks so. He wrote:

With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan conclusively as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story. Evidence, real evidence in this case, abounds, since the Brennan-Comey-Clapper gang of three were sure Hillary Clinton would become president. Consequently, they did not perform due diligence to hide their tracks.

Worse still, intelligence analysts tend to hang onto instructions and terms of reference handed down to them by people like Brennan and his top lieutenants. It will not be difficult for CIA analysts to come up with documents to support the excuse: “Brennan made me do it.”

John Brennan was especially piqued by this latest report. Here’s what he told NBC.

I’m very concerned about the upcoming presidential election. It’s clear that the Russians interfered to help Mr. Trump in 2016. Is Mr. Trump turning a blind eye to that because he doesn’t mind if the Russians involve themselves again to try to enhance his prospects for reelection? It’s really quite unnerving to think that this President, Mr. Trump, can in fact turn off law enforcement and intelligence capabilities if they pose a threat to him personally.

This is preposterous of course.

CNN’s Don Lemon discussed the NY Times report on his program. His guest, CNN Justice Reporter Shimon Prokupecz said, “It’s troubling, because…it’s not…you don’t do this. The CIA kind of operates in their own world.”

It’s troubling to ask questions of the CIA? Are they above the law, outside the law?

Prokupecz redeems himself, perhaps realizing how his answer came across and offers a more truthful response.

And for the Department of Justice to start begin questioning CIA agents, people who work there, questioning their work. You know for me I think what all this comes down to is former CIA director, John Brennan. I know the president obviously has been very unhappy with the way John Brennan has behaved since he left office. I think it goes back to that.

He’s very concerned about the information and how some of the information that the CIA had really may not have been stood up. They couldn’t verify a lot of the information. And the CIA, certainly John Brennan, was sounding a lot of alarms to Congress saying something’s going on here. I know he was talking to people at the FBI at the time concerned something was going on. But what we’re seeing from the Attorney General right now is that he’s saying that they were acting on a lot of information that he’s concerned was not verified, there was no there, there. And perhaps they were overreacting and therefore caused other people to start reacting like the FBI and so it’s very — this is we’re in an extremely unprecedented time in terms of when you have Department of Justice officials now questioning CIA agents and analysts.

(The segment begins at 11:25 in the video below.)

Although Prokupecz, if he wants to keep his job at CNN, couldn’t go too far with his remarks, the truth is most, if not all, of Brennan’s assertions couldn’t be verified. He was telling anyone in Washington who would listen about the Russian collusion story in 2016. And it was Brennan who pushed the FBI to open an investigation.

Where I disagree with Prokupecz is when he offers Brennan an “out” by saying, “perhaps they were overreacting.” More accurately, they were lying. Initially, they were trying to prevent a Trump victory and, in the unlikely event that Trump did win, they were setting the stage for the “insurance policy” to go into effect.

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Male Hurdler Competing in the NCAA Women’s Division Tells ESPN It’s the Women Who Have the Advantage

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As RedState’s Kira Davis covered at the end of May, a man named CeCe Telfer raked track-runnin’ ladies over the coals as he leapt to victory in the NCAA DII women’s 400-meter hurdles on May 25th.

CeCe ran for Franklin-Pierce University as “Craig” last year, competing against men. But now, CeCe’s dustin’ the girls.

Some people thought it was great that CeCe did his thang. Parker Molloy, for example:

Parker characterized conservative media that recounted CeCe’s win as suffering from an irrational fear and doing a bit of fit-pitching:

Parker posted this to sock it to right-wingers:

So goes the culture war, I suppose.

As for the war on the track, CeCe says the battle was indeed unfairly fought — women had the advantage over him:

“If anything, me competing against cisgender females is a disadvantage because my body is going through so many medical implications, like it’s going through biochemistry changes.”

Such was told to ESPN’s Outside the Lines Thursday.

He explained that his strength is all messed up:

“So being on hormone replacement therapy, your muscle depletion, your muscle is deteriorating, you lose a lot of strength because testosterone is where you get your strength and agility and all that athletic stuff, so I have to work twice as hard to keep that strength. And if I slack a day that’s like three days set behind.”

In case your’e wonderin’, the NCAA now lets dudes compete against chicks if they suppress their testosterone levels for a full year.

Does that make them shorter? CeCe’s over six feet tall. And it’s…hurdles.

I spotlighted CeCe’s trajectory in February. Please check out my article, “Sad Sack: Man Sets Record In NCAA Women’s Track — And He’s Headed For The March Championships.”

I think it’s great CeCe’s competing in sports, and he looks like an impressive athlete. And I believe he should present himself however he chooses.

Also, the girl who placed 2nd in the championship would’ve won, and #3 would’ve come in 2nd, and so on, just a few years ago. In effect, the NCAA is making a move against female athletes — men are bigger, faster, stronger. If women want to give up some athletic career potential and compete against the men, it’s their prerogative. But what about the ones who don’t? Not everyone does. Olympic medalist Sharron Davies, for instance:

It’s a peculiar situation in which we find ourselves. And it’s one in which women are getting beaten. And beaten. And beaten:

It Takes Balls: Man Competes In Women’s Powerlifting, Sets Four World Records

#DefeatAllWomen: Man Wins Women’s Cycling Competition (Plus: The Future Of Sports)

Disguise it as progressive; call it woke; label it justice. Put on it any face you want; it’s still unfair.

All hail the winner of ladies’ sports: Toxic Maskulinity.

-ALEX

 

My relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Down-To-Earth Keanu Reeves Gets Stranded After Plane Grounding, Joins Passengers On Road Trip To LA

How To Save The Planet: During Brexit Debate, Climate Activists Glue Themselves To Parliament. Naked.

Burger King Gets Shut Down For ‘Cultural Insensitivity,’ & It Only Proves Even More What The World Is Missing

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Watch: Video Posted on Twitter Appears to Show OJ Simpson Boasting About Joining the Social Media Platform

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The Twitter world is abuzz this morning after a video tweet was posted shortly before midnight eastern time Friday night from who appears to be O.J. Simpson, who was found not guilty in October 1995 of the brutal June 1994 murders of his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman in a criminal trial

In a 22 second video that looks like it was taken on a golf course, or at a beach (or both), the person who looks and sounds remarkably like the disgraced former football star smiled as he said:

“Hey, Twitter world. This is yours truly. Now coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything.

How there’s a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there. So this one at @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one. So it should be a lot of fun.

I’ve got a little gettin’ even to do. So God bless and take care.”

Watch it:

As of this writing, the video has almost 2 million views, over 7,000 comments (Twitchy documented some of them here), almost 10,000 RTs and close to 27,000 likes. The account has over 103,000 followers, but does not contain the blue check mark to note that it’s an authentic/verified account.

The fact that it hasn’t been taken down by Twitter nearly 12 hours after it was started, and considering that Twitter has to be aware of it and the buzz around it, leads me to lean towards the “it’s real” camp. But we won’t know for sure unless it gets that blue check mark or unless O.J. is interviewed by a news outlet and confirms it’s him.

But assuming it is him, the ghoulish, tone-deaf aspect of all of this cannot be denied:

Guilty or not (guilty), O.J. continues to be perhaps the most tone deaf figure in all of sports. His Twitter debut comes only days after the 25th anniversary of the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and the young man, Ronald Goldman, who was in the worst possible place at the worst possible time.

Though Simpson was found “not guilty” in the criminal trial, he was ordered to pay $33.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the families of the victims in a civil trial in 1997.

Simpson has not paid a dime of it.

O.J. Simpson is now 72 years old. You can read about the numerous controversial actions he has taken over the years in the aftermath of the criminal and civil trials here.

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Joe Biden Isn’t The Only Plagiarist Among The 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

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Up until this week, Joe Biden was the only known plagiarist among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

On Wednesday, 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a major speech about democratic socialism.

Sanders understands that many Americans view the term “socialist” as a “slur” and sought the opportunity to clear up some of the myths and allow us to see how great socialism really can be.

Sanders devotes most of his speech to railing about the oligarchs and warning us about how dangerous Trump is, all the while positioning himself as the solution American has been searching for. He told supporters, “In 1944, FDR proposed an economic bill of rights but died a year later and was never able to fulfill that vision.” Sanders then presented himself as a modern day FDR and said he hopes to complete the work which FDR began.

Finally, Sanders introduces the centerpiece of his platform, which he calls “a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.”

However, there’s something deeply disturbing about Sanders’ proposal. In an appearance on Hannity, political commentator and historian Mark Levin points out that Sanders has “stolen his agenda from the 1936 Soviet Constitution.”

Here is an excerpt from Sanders’ speech:

A Bill of Rights that establishes once and for all that every American, regardless of his or her income in entitled to:

  • The right to a decent job that pays a living wage
  • The right to quality health care
  • The right to a complete education
  • The right to affordable housing
  • The right to a clean environment
  • The right to a secure retirement

These six “rights,” which define Sanders’ platform, are indistinguishable from the rights identified in the 1936 Soviet Constitution, which is also known as the Stalin Constitution.

Please read Articles 118-122 of this constitution. (Source: Bucknell University)

(Emphasis mine.)

ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality.

ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.

ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.

ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native language, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.

ARTICLE 122. Women in the U.S.S.R. are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life. The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured to women by granting them an equal right with men to work, payment for work, rest and leisure, social insurance and education, and by state protection of the interests of mother and child, prematernity and maternity leave with full pay, and the provision of a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens.

The only “right” not stolen from the Stalin Constitution was the right to a clean environment. Climate change, obviously, was not an issue in 1936.

The National Review’s Kevin Williamson offers the best definition of socialism: “solidarity that is enforced at gunpoint, if necessary.”

No thanks Bernie.

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