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Washington Examiner writer: "(I)t wasn't a real gallows", in reference to the 1/06 insurrection

https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1449466599329652739

Ok, Mr. "Trump Insurrectionist Mob Defender" York, since I am no expert on gallows, you might be correct.

Who gives a big ugly s***t ? It was the SYMBOLISM that really mattered more. And, by the way, there was a noose in that photo. If they had stuck Pence's head in that noose and kicked his feet out from under him... well...my elementary knowledge of human physiology tells me that, within X seconds, Pence would have died from either strangulation, a broken neck, or both.



"Restoral" : an old word I only learned from my ISP during an outage...

According to http://www.kirkmahoney.com/blog/2008/06/restoral-vs-restoration/ the word restoral has been around since the early 1600's. In contrast, the much more familiar word restoration has been around since 1350.

When my ISP used it to indicate that my service was out and that it would be restored ("Restoral estimated by 0200" ), I thought surely, someone latched onto a fake word and used it. No, it is a real word.

Who knew my greedy, monopoly-aspiring ISP would teach me a new word.



Crazy in AZ: Arizona AG Posts Vid Of Himself Twirling Nunchakus For Some Reason

https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1449101876528623618

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/arizona-ag-posts-vid-of-himself-twirling-nunchakus-for-some-reason

snip

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on Friday tweeted a context-free video of him whirling nunchakus on a rooftop somewhere.

“We’ve gotten a lot of calls, a lot of emails,” Brnovich says at the beginning of the 20-second video without elaborating. “But there’s one thing people definitely want to see: They want to see more ‘chuks.”

The Arizona official proceeds to whip out the nunchakus tucked behind him and swing them around.

“People, you want more ‘chuks?” he asks with his nunchakus flying about. “I’ll bring ‘chuks.”


https://twitter.com/GeneralBrnovich/status/1449001368258179090

Is this supposed to show he is a law-and-order badass ? Just crazy. Gosh, what a surprise he is REPUBLICAN.

My sincere sympathies for the British people, about the murder of Sir David Amess

I may be American, but I can empathize with the shock of the British people at the murder of yet another MP. Sir David Amess may have been an ardent pro-Brexiteer, but I know no one on the anti-Brexit side wanted him murdered in cold blood. Political violence is wrong, if that was the motive. I was sad about Labor MP Jo Cox's murder in 2016 also.

My condolences to his family, and my sympathies to the British people and to the British DU'ers.

Steve

Texas just quietly launched a campaign to delete the existence of LGBTQ people

https://www.queerty.com/texas-just-quietly-launched-campaign-delete-existence-lgbtq-people-20211015

The State of Texas has just been busted for deleting the existence of LGBTQ people from its official website.

The New York Times reports that the state scrubbed a resources page for LGBTQ youth from its site after one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Republican primary challengers called it “offensive” and not in line with good ol’ fashioned “Texas values.”

Candidate Don Huffines voiced his outrage over the page in a homophobic video posted to Twitter on August 31.

“They are promoting transgender sexual policies to Texas youth!” he raged. “I mean, really?! This is Texas! These are not Texas values. These are not Republican Party values. But these are obviously Greg Abbott’s values.”

Hours after Huffines posted the video, the page vanished.


The Huffines tweet here:

https://twitter.com/DonHuffines/status/1432789978090807296

President Biden speaking now

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1449067629004656642

also here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Superintendent for Carroll ISD in Southlake, Tex. apologizes for Holocaust debacle

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/10/15/holocaust-texas-school-books-opposing/

Lane Ledbetter, superintendent for Carroll ISD in Southlake, Tex., apologized late Thursday and acknowledged the authenticity of the recording.

“During the conversations with teachers, comments made were in no way to convey the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history,” Ledbetter said in a statement posted to Facebook. “Additionally, we recognize there are not two sides of the Holocaust.”

Peddy did not immediately respond to requests for comment early Friday. A spokesperson with the school district shared the statement posted on social media when reached by The Washington Post.


in reference to this: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142813132

Books on Holocaust should be balanced with 'opposing' views, school leader tells teachers

FULL COVID vaccination rates: Florida up to 58.5%; Vermont at 70.3% and WV at 40.7%

Be sure to click the table at the very top of the columns to order by full vaccination.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-tracker/

At least FL is increasing the full vaccination rate very slowly.

WTF, a Texas school book with an OPPOSING view of The Holocaust ??

https://twitter.com/ahylton26/status/1448729683332374531

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/southlake-texas-holocaust-books-schools-rcna2965

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.

Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment Friday afternoon during a training session on which books teachers can have in classroom libraries. The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent’s complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom.

A Carroll staff member secretly recorded the Friday training and shared the audio with NBC News.

“Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979,” Peddy said in the recording, referring to a new Texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust,” Peddy continued, “that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” one teacher said in response.

“Believe me,” Peddy said. “That’s come up.


This is fucking BEYOND THE PALE and UNCONSCIONABLE in the United States of America in 2021 ! What is Texas becoming ?? The proto-4th Reich ?

(Jewish Group) WTF, a Texas school book with an OPPOSING view of The Holocaust ??

https://twitter.com/ahylton26/status/1448729683332374531

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/southlake-texas-holocaust-books-schools-rcna2965

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.

Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment Friday afternoon during a training session on which books teachers can have in classroom libraries. The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent’s complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom.

A Carroll staff member secretly recorded the Friday training and shared the audio with NBC News.

“Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979,” Peddy said in the recording, referring to a new Texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust,” Peddy continued, “that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” one teacher said in response.

“Believe me,” Peddy said. “That’s come up.”
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