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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:01 AM

Gov. Youngkin signs 11 executive actions on first day in office, ending critical race theory in scho

Source: WTKR

RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his first day in office, including orders allowing parents to opt out of mask mandates in Virginia schools, withdrawing from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and ending "the use of divisive concepts, including critical race theory, in public education."

The list of executive orders and directives Youngkin signed is as follows, per his office:

Executive Order Number One delivers on his Day One promise to restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education.

Executive Order Number Two delivers on his Day One promise to empower Virginia parents in their children’s education and upbringing by allowing parents to make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school.

Read more: https://www.wtkr.com/news/gov-youngkin-signs-11-executive-actions-on-first-day-in-office-ending-critical-race-theory-in-schools-vaccine-mandates-for-state-employees



This is not the Virginia that I knew and loved.

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Reply Gov. Youngkin signs 11 executive actions on first day in office, ending critical race theory in scho (Original post)
Polybius Jan 2022 OP
msongs Jan 2022 #1
djacq Jan 2022 #10
lagomorph777 Jan 2022 #46
ColinC Jan 2022 #2
progree Jan 2022 #3
Baitball Blogger Jan 2022 #7
Rebl2 Jan 2022 #23
jgmiller Jan 2022 #29
COL Mustard Jan 2022 #32
pfitz59 Jan 2022 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #5
Baitball Blogger Jan 2022 #6
bucolic_frolic Jan 2022 #8
DBoon Jan 2022 #26
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #9
ificandream Jan 2022 #31
Lovie777 Jan 2022 #11
Botany Jan 2022 #12
SouthernDem4ever Jan 2022 #13
ybbor Jan 2022 #14
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #15
PatSeg Jan 2022 #18
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #21
PatSeg Jan 2022 #22
COL Mustard Jan 2022 #36
PatSeg Jan 2022 #37
LENNY0229 Jan 2022 #38
Mysterian Jan 2022 #40
LENNY0229 Jan 2022 #41
mahina Jan 2022 #44
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #24
PatSeg Jan 2022 #16
atreides1 Jan 2022 #19
PatSeg Jan 2022 #20
Mysterian Jan 2022 #39
maxrandb Jan 2022 #50
Mysterian Jan 2022 #51
maxrandb Jan 2022 #52
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #17
Initech Jan 2022 #25
Takket Jan 2022 #27
nvme Jan 2022 #28
ificandream Jan 2022 #30
CaptainTruth Jan 2022 #33
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #34
Hiawatha Pete Jan 2022 #35
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2022 #42
tenderfoot Jan 2022 #43
Oneironaut Jan 2022 #45
honest.abe Jan 2022 #47
LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2022 #48
LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2022 #49

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:46 AM

1. think those dems who stayed home and refused to vote will care? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:22 AM

10. "Elections have consequences"

If there's a single truth that Terry McAuliffe was spot on about, is that Glenn Youngkin is a mini Trump clone. As a Virginian, who absolutely did not stay at home, I get to witness the full reversal of a lot of good progressive policies.

Fortunately, Democrats still hold a Majority State Senate.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 04:28 PM

46. I voted. I dread the massive COVID waves that Youngkin will cause.

Along with everything else that piece of shit will do.

Since "Critical Race Theory" was never an actual thing, I guess it's the one thing he does that will have only symbolic effect.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 04:01 AM

2. You can not end something that was never started in the first place

"ending critical race theory in schools"

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Response to ColinC (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:36 AM

3. In the right-wing mind, "Critical Race Theory" is teaching anything that gives a hint that black

people were not always treated well and weren't always happy about being slaves. And anything that hints of institutional racism or racist attitudes is verboten.

It is not some harmless edict about not teaching some egghead theory-land post-grad abstruse conjecture that isn't being taught in K-12 anyway. It is about the very dangerous rewriting of history and belittling the Black experience.

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:58 AM

7. Both posters are correct.

Not sure why black parents can't make an issue about this with the school boards to offset the damage that white parents are doing.

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:57 PM

23. Might thought

exactly

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:01 PM

29. Actually it's simpler than that I think

In many right wingers minds they have zero interest in what it really means. They see the word "race" and assume it means some variation of teaching kids that blacks are equal to whites.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:23 PM

32. It's red meat for his base

"See, I ended that nasty CRT and it'll never be taught now."

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:33 AM

4. Pick anything that might enlighten and improve the state

and cancel it. The Republican way.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:45 AM

5. New Va. Gov. Youngkin issues executive orders on COVID mandates, CRT and more

New Va. Gov. Youngkin issues executive orders on COVID mandates, CRT and more

Joshua Barlow | jbarlow@wtop.com

January 15, 2022, 4:03 PM

Newly-inaugurated Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin began his term Saturday by issuing a batch of executive orders reflective of the conservative — and sometimes controversial — positions he campaigned on.

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Below is a list of Youngkin’s first executive orders and directives as released by the governor’s office.

Executive Orders:

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Executive Directives:

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Joshua Barlow
Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

jbarlow@wtop.com

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:55 AM

6. This is a sad observation. Decades ago, when my right-wing relative was teaching

in a Catholic school, she expressed surprise that black children came to school without any understanding about their history. "We have to teach them about their history."

I just sat in silence, thinking about the incredible observation that she had stumbled onto. I know she didn't mean it in a good way. I know she was expressing surprise, like in, why doesn't the black community do a better job of raising their own children and give them a sense about their own roots.

And now, here we are, decades later, with Governor Youngkin making sure that black students, and especially the white ones, have a difficult time about understanding what racist white people did in the past, and the not so long past.

It is just so blatant, it shocks.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:05 AM

8. Because censorship works so well! Reach those young minds with the internet!!

Everyone wants what they can't have.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:18 PM

26. The kids who need it the most have parental censorship to contend with

Parents don't just block sexually oriented material

The most authoritarian parents with the strictest internet controls are the most likely to block anti-racism sites.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:14 AM

9. No Change to Current APS Mask Requirements - Masks Required Inside on School Grounds and on Buses

Hat tip, WTOP, 5:15 a.m. or so.

No Change to Current APS Mask Requirements – Masks Required Inside on School Grounds and on Buses

Posted on January 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm.

Arlington Public Schools will continue to require all staff and students to wear masks inside on school grounds and on buses, as part of our layered approach to safety. Universal mask use has proven effective in keeping COVID-19 transmission rates low in our schools and ensuring schools remain safe and open.

Arlington Public Schools implemented our mask requirement this school year prior to Governor Northam’s K-12 mask mandate, and we will continue to make decisions that prioritize the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, following the guidance of local and national health professionals.Current law in Virginia, per SB1303, says: school divisions need to “provide such in-person instruction in a manner in which it adheres, to the maximum extent practicable, to any currently applicable mitigation strategies for early childhood care and education programs and elementary and secondary schools to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 that have been provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

The federal requirement from February 2, 2021, is still in place on all forms of public transportation. Anyone riding a school bus is therefore required to wear a mask when riding on our school buses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Review current mask guidelines and other health and safety measures on our website.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:05 PM

31. Good!!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:31 AM

11. From what I am reading on DU . ...

shithole just confirmed GQP's bullshit.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:57 AM

12. How can you stop something thst never started?

n/t

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:31 AM

13. Va got what it voted for

even though they didn't seem to have a clue about it.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 10:17 AM

14. Virginia is for Haters

Maybe should be their new motto

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 10:48 AM

15. who elected him and why?

GOTV or there will be more regressive repressives doing this to more states.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:09 AM

18. He looked so reasonable and moderate

Sadly, many people vote based on their impressions of a candidate, not so much on the issues. Youngkin was good at not looking like a radical, Trump loving right-winger. Sheep's clothing and all that sort of thing.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:29 PM

21. I think I remember he said something about right to life

and then covered it up. I'm in Ohio, but that clinched it for me.

My own rule is-if an r appears after their name, they will not get my vote. And once an r, always an r and they would have to really prove they are deprogrammed before I voted for them.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:51 PM

22. Yes

He worked so hard at not looking like a republican while running as a republican. That alone should have sent up all kinds of red flags.

I suppose the reason why "once a republican, always a republican" tends to hold true as a rule is the kind of people the party attracts. Unless they change dramatically as a person, changing parties probably won't make a huge difference. Of course, I have seen a few republicans who really did change, but they tend to be a small minority.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 09:29 AM

36. Terry wasn't the best candidate

He'd been a decent governor but he really didn't campaign well. Trumpkin did, and he pushed all the right buttons. At least he only gets one term.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:29 AM

37. Oh yes, I agree

I've always felt like Terry McAuliffe wasn't a particularly good candidate. I'm not sure quite what it was, but I never found him very likeable, even though he might have been a very competent governor. Some people are better on the job than on the campaign trail.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:16 PM

38. McCauliffe got the most votes of any Dem ever in VA. Yes, some mistakes, BUT remember that VA almost

 

always votes for a governor of the opposite party from the White House. McCauliffe broke that trend in 2013, so he was a good governor and a pretty damn good candidate.

There were massive national headwinds (inflation, BBB and Infrastructure bill fights, etc.), general desire for change after 2 Dem terms, and Indies went BIG for Youngkin.

The main mistakes McCauliffe made were not starting his ground game earlier and the massive education issue gaffe in that debate. Also, his message should have been more focused on key state issues. He did talk about those issues, but not enough. He tried to nationalize the election too much by saying Youngkin was a Trump clone on the issues. It was a good attack message, but NOT ENOUGH to overcome the other dynamics.

To say he was simply a bad candidate and ran a bad campaign is BUNK! He only lost by 2.5%, got more votes than any other Dem, and had MASSIVE headwinds. And it was always his to win and Youngkin's to lose. To only lose by 2.5% when Youngkin won Indies by 18% is not the greatest longterm news for the GOP there.

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Response to LENNY0229 (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:24 PM

40. So what?

The goal is to get more votes than the other guy, who is also going to set a record.

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:34 PM

41. Seriously? Did you read my whole message? Please do that. Election dynamics are complex and to

 

fail to deep dive and understand all aspects and factors is unacceptable.

Given all factors, this was ALWAYS Youngkin's race to lose, and he did not lose. He won by a small amount.

To write this off with "McAuliffe was a bad candidate and ran a bad campaign." falls dreadfully short
of what happened in that election.

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Response to LENNY0229 (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:48 PM

44. Useful insights, thank you.

Ground game- pming you. Aloha.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:25 PM

24. The majority of the people who showed up to vote.

Since we don't have an electoral college in Virginia, that's the way it usually works.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:05 AM

16. He also is going to

...jumpstart the economy by cutting job killing regulations by 25 percent, as well as withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and rescind vaccine requirements for all state employees.

Some of the executive orders are more positive like combating human trafficking and anti-Semitism, perhaps a distraction from the more divisive ones.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:26 AM

19. Right

Would any of those regulations involve protecting the environment and workers rights?

About the RGGI, that was a bill passed by the legislature...which makes it a law, and under the Virginia Constitution the governor does not have the authority to repeal a law by executive order!


Why would you need executive orders to combat human trafficking...aren't there already laws in place? As for anti-Semitism...an executive order isn't going to be effective...why not push for tougher hate crimes laws?

Those two executive orders are empty bluster...he's just putting on an act to distract people!!!

The man is just a Trump clone and his Lt Governor and Attorney General are no better!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:38 AM

20. Yes, most of it sounds like a bunch political theater

Just another republican doing what republicans do - more bullshitting than governing.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:23 PM

39. McAuliffe did fuck all for the environment as governor

and flipped the bird to the good people of Virginia who correctly opposed the destructive, doomed Atlantic Coast pipeline project. His fealty to Dominion Energy was a factor in his loss.

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:33 AM

50. Yes, because Trump in a Sweater Vest will be so much better for the environment

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 11:15 AM

51. Your statement is irrational

We got Youngkin because McAuliffe was a corporate whore who failed to inspire Democratic voters.

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 03:17 PM

52. Really? The smell of teargas and blood from across the Potomac

was enough to inspire me that NO Retrumplican should be elected until their party got off the Crazy Train.

Your statement is ridiculous. It's the exact same fucking statement that saddled us with Donnie Dipshit, a massive pandemic, 3 fucking Federalist Society fucksticks on the Supreme Court, a couple hundred Mob Lawyers on Federal Courts, oil barons leading the EPA, someone who wants to destroy the Post Office in charge of the Post Office, a strengthened Putin and authoritarian asspickles all over the world, and January 6TH

Please forgive me for the above being enough to "inspire" me to not see the same in VA.

If preventing a repeat of the past 4 years is not enough to "inspire", then we are truly fucked as a country.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:08 AM

17. "I wonder how many of these orders will prompt lawsuits on Monday."

Good question. I wonder how many of these orders will prompt lawsuits on Monday.

Monday is a holiday.


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:34 PM

25. Fuck you Fox News!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 04:15 PM

27. after CRT, additional EOs were signed banning Bigfoot, unicorns and the toothy fairy

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 04:39 PM

28. CRT WAS A DOGWHISTLE

He played to the MAWA Crowd. They showed because they were stung about the TFG loss.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:04 PM

30. Not the only thing that happened in Virginia today

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:00 PM

33. Their never-ending lies, I'm so tired of Rethuglican's never-ending lies...

I hope this is a wake up call for some folks.

If we want to save America, getting out the vote MUST be Job One.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:03 PM

34. Youngkin defends his CRT ban by reciting the one and only MLK quote that Republicans are aware of

On Fox News, Glenn Youngkin defends his critical race theory ban by reciting the one and only MLK quote that Republicans are aware of


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:27 PM

35. "allowing parents to make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school"

Can teachers, then, have the option of opting out of teaching that particular class when these trumptard parents decide to turn their little variant factories loose on faculty & students?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:29 PM

42. Imperial governorship

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:39 PM

43. This is why we lose elections

Getting all hot and bothered about something so minute.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:58 PM

45. Next up: Observers in classrooms, monitoring for 'unpatriotic education.'

The US went in and single-handedly won both world wars. Ben Franklin discovered electricity, and Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. The US has never lost a war. Slavery wasn’t that bad, and more White people were slaves. Christian oppression by the undesirable ‘others’ now is much worse anyways.

‘Merica! Tow the line or be fired. This country is perfect in every way! Now, open up yer Bibles and turn to Psalms. That’s all the educating you need!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 04:49 PM

47. Good grief. And I was considering moving to Virginia.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 09:14 PM

48. Black parents need to flood these tip lines with complaints about our history being silenced

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:52 AM

49. Why do we have to use foreign numbers

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