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Alert!: Fox's deep news coverage demands investigations re Britney Spears.

Capitol? What Capitol?

It looks like a metamongous virus hanging over the Olympics.


Leader Kevin McCarthy traveled to Selma, Alabama for " Bloody Sunday" anniversary.

but his once ballyhooed photo gallery depicting him marching as the lone Republican is no longer on his website. https://www.republicanleader.gov/photos-50th-anniversary-selma-montgomery-march/

To the public it appears he has flipped on voting rights, but his old speech is still online. https://www.republicanleader.gov/leader-mccarthy-selma-civil-rights-activists-held-america-promise/

Texas Gov. Abbott vows to have missing Dem lawmakers arrested when they return

Is that supposed to be a threat? Abbott should have studied Critical Race Theory.


Mike and Mother Pence send condolences to Haiti and Mrs. Moise. "That could have been us."

Matt Gaetz Ally Says Cooperation Warrants Sex-Traffic Sentence Delay


Climate change: Life imitates Art in the Pacific NW.

Why they attack critical race theory

The Texas law, however, is even more pernicious, because it suggests that even teaching about the concept that one race is superior or inferior, or that one race should be adversely treated on account of their race — in other words, teaching about the history of racism and of racial discrimination — is barred. That means kids in Texas might not learn that Texans enslaved people of African descent and fought two wars to protect slavery. They might not learn that Texas courthouses in the 1950s had signs reading, “Colored Men and Hombres Aqui,” to enforce segregation. They might not learn about the exclusion of Mexican-Americans from Texas juries, or the lynching of Black men and their white allies.

Teaching the history of race, racism and law is not about blaming white individuals today for the actions of white individuals in the past. It is we as a nation that must be held collectively accountable for the role of the legal system in creating and upholding racial hierarchies — and we as citizens and lawyers who can help dismantle them. We are giving students the knowledge and tools to do that.

And that, I believe, is the real reason for all of these laws. This round in the culture and memory wars is part of a much longer campaign to shut down movements for racial justice, especially when they attract white allies. It’s no coincidence that this rash of laws in 2021 followed the unprecedented multiracial Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, and growing pressure on politicians as well as businesses to address the history of systemic racism.

Court denies release of man charged in Capitol attack

The three-judge panel noted Sibick participated in an ongoing violent assault on a police officer, "ripping off the officer's radio – his lifeline for help – and his badge." D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone was dragged down Capitol steps into a mob of rioters, then tased, beaten with flagpoles and stripped of his gear, according to prosecutors.

Sibick has admitted to taking Fanone's badge and radio, burying the badge in his backyard and then lying about it, according to court filings.


Volusia County shooting highlights issues with Florida juvenile justice, foster care systems

The story doesn’t mention the homeowner’s responsibility to safely secure his weapons so they can’t be “grabbed” by children. Hopefully the Republican government that defunded family and youth services will reconsider.
“A foster home is a possible disposition, but that is not the primary purpose of a foster home.”

Foster homes are not meant for kids with extreme behavioral issues, but that’s not always how it plays out.

“I think we need to evaluate the entirety of these programs,” said Sen. Jeff Brandes - (R) District 24.[link:https://www.wftv.com/news/local/volusia-county/volusia-county-shooting-highlights-issues-with-florida-juvenile-justice-foster-care-systems/JZ3RHBKV7FCSHDNP2IYVCUQCCA/|
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