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Trueblue Texan

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May 29, 2023

This is a flat-out violation of privacy, Texas!

So educators no longer have the right to privacy simply because they live in Texas? BULLSHIT!

"by April of next year, every bookseller in the state is tasked with submitting to the Texas Education Agency a list of every book they’ve ever sold to a teacher, librarian or school that qualifies for a sexual rating and is in active use. The stores also are required to issue recalls for any sexually explicit books."

[link:https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/article/independent-texas-bookstores-school-ratings-18118779.php?sid=628a7cf60f1a3e468f025c56&ss=P&st_rid=ecebf3d6-e64b-43c7-8e08-08439cc1c80a&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=news_p&utm_campaign=HC_AfternoonReport|

May 3, 2023

I'm not buying the media's take on the reason Fox News settled...

...the Dominion case. According to several media sites, NY Times, for one, Tucker Carlson's redacted comments went too far:

“A couple of weeks ago, I was watching video of people fighting on the street in Washington. A group of Trump guys surrounded an Antifa kid and started pounding the living shit out of him. It was three against one, at least. Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously. It’s not how white men fight.

“Yet suddenly I found myself rooting for the mob against the man, hoping they’d hit him harder, kill him. I really wanted them to hurt the kid. I could taste it. Then somewhere deep in my brain, an alarm went off: this isn’t good for me. I’m becoming something I don’t want to be. The Antifa creep is a human being. Much as I despise what he says and does, much as I’m sure I’d hate him personally if I knew him, I shouldn’t gloat over his suffering. I should be bothered by it. I should remember that somewhere somebody probably loves this kid, and would be crushed if he was killed. If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?”

Now as disgusting as these comments are, I think they elevate Carlson from his usual attitude. At least in these comments, he is recognizing how disgusting he is; he is demonstrating enough self-reflection to realize that he is becoming something he knows is horrible and he is repulsed by it.

At best, these comments may show that Carlson was aware of the malice he delivered on air, yet continued to spew hate. Maybe that awareness could somehow be extrapolated as evidence he didn't care if he delivered false and malicious information about voting systems. But generally I think MSM's take that these comments caused Fox to settle is naive. I suspect there is something in those redacted comments that is far more disgusting than anything we've seen so far.

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Woke Liberal Democrat long before it pissed off the Republicans.

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