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Anti American left Insanity War on the Right

Teaching the truth

If you believe that there are two genders, you cannot be a teacher in the state of New York, as one teaching student by the name of Owen Stevens discovered. Mr. Stevens was suspended by the state university from his teaching certification program for posting on Instagram that he believes that “a man is a man, and a woman is a woman.” This, they claim, means that he cannot create an environment that is inclusive of all students. His suspension will continue until he completes a reeducation program and renounces his earlier statements. The Dean of the college claims that future teachers are required to support all aspects of homosexuality and gender identity.

To his credit, Mr. Stevens is refusing to do so. The Dean told Stevens that his scientific stance on biology is “in conflict” with the state’s Dignity for All Students Act. A SUNY Geneseo spokeswoman said that the school does not believe that it is infringing on any student’s right to free speech.

“Although we cannot comment on any particular student, SUNY Geneseo respects every student’s right to freedom of speech and expression,” the spokeswoman said. “By choosing to enter into certain professional fields, students agree to abide by the professional standards of their chosen field. At times, these professional standards dictate that students act and behave in certain ways that may differ from their personal predilections.”

Up until this school year, I taught Biology. When we reached the section on human genetics and reproduction, I would talk about how the X and Y chromosomes determined if a person was a male or a female. I would always get the question about transgender. My statement was like this: “When you get down to basics, the Y chromosome has one job: it tells the developing fetus to grow a penis, and tells it to develop male secondary sex and gender characteristics. So a person either has a Y chromosome and a penis, or they don’t. Male or female, that’s it. Anything else is not supported by biology and would fall into the realm of psychology.”

Every once in awhile, a student would reply with: “What about those born with intersex characteristics, where they have both sets of genitals?” To which I would reply, “That is a birth defect, an abnormality in fetal development. When children are born without arms, we do not declare them to be snakes, likewise, a child born with incomplete dual genitalia are abnormal. They do not define the rest of human development. Such individuals are less than one in a thousand live births, and do not excuse people with normal genitalia for the delusional belief that they can select their own biology, even when their DNA plainly states otherwise. That is a psychological problem, not a biological one.”

That statement would mean that I am not qualified to teach in New York.

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Antigun Insanity

Gun free zone signs don’t work

A shooting at AdventHealth Celebration. That is a failure of gunfree zone signs. As I have posted before, that hospital has signs up.

The sign is misleading. Chapter 790 only prohibits weapons and firearms in a pharmacy, and even so, law enforcement and those licensed to carry concealed weapons are exempt. Since you are prohibited from carry firearms unless you fall into either of those categories, that particular law is redundant. There are no laws prohibiting a person with a concealed weapons permit from carrying a weapon in a hospital, nor do signs carry the force of law in this state.

Even so, the law prohibiting weapons in a pharmacy does not extend to the entire hospital, just to the portion of the hospital that is the pharmacy. This sign is deliberately misleading, which indicates to me that the SDA church (who owns the hospital) is being less than honest when it comes to this signage.

I ignore the sign and enter with my weapon anyway, and so do the criminals, apparently.

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Anti American left

Blame the guns

On January 31, Omarea James became the third black football player to be shot in Ocala, Florida in less than a year. In June, Kyrion Weathers was shot. In December, Chris Chevelon was also shot and killed. What did they have in common, other than living in the same neighborhood? Take a look at Omarea’s father, and you tell me:

The guy who was arrested in the shooting is a 20 year old suspected gang member who referred to the victims as “opps,” street slang for “opposition.” A copy of the arrest affidavit is here (pdf).

The apartment complex where all of them live is well known in the area for being a crime ridden cesspool.

But the article itself shows what the left is blaming- gun ownership. According to them, gun owners are worse than COVID, and police aren’t the answer, they say.

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Anti American left

You are a racist

The news today is that Coca Cola is the latest company to teach white employees that they are all racists and are part of the problem. They go on to say that fixing this requires them to be “less white.” This is not a new concept.

At the beginning of each school year, teachers spend a day being trained on policy changes for the coming year. During the briefings in 2019, one of the meetings was with the discipline team. As usual, we reviewed discipline trends from the previous year and were then told how we were to address those issues.

When a teacher has an issue with a student being disruptive in class and the behavior is serious enough or repetitive enough that it cannot be handled in the classroom, that teacher refers the student to discipline. This referral process happens more in some classes than others. I teach the :underperforming” students, and the office admitted to me that they purposely give me the troublemakers because I am better at handling them. As a result, I wrote over 300 referrals the previous school year. Everything from fighting, to cheating, cell phone usage in class, sleeping, to possession of drugs (including weed and tobacco), and (once) weapons.

So that year we were presented with the statistics for discipline. Black students comprise 30% of our student body, but represented over 50% of our discipline referrals. We were told that this meant we as teachers were racist. That is faulty logic. In order for this to be true, black students would have to break the rules at the same rate as other demographics. I asked the team what percentage of our black student body was part of the “honors” track- the students who are likely college bound, and are all taking more advanced coursework, like AP classes. He asked why that was relevant, and I pointed out that honors students almost never are discipline problems.

He then said that black students had poor grades and poor test scores because the entire system was racist and discriminated against black students. I left it there, because my point was made. However, that is the attitude that is present in the USA today. In education today.

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Anti American left Economy

You signed, didn’t you?

The current debate about high electric bills in Texas reminded me of this cartoon:

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Anti American left

Las Vegas is woke

One of the reasons why Vegas is going broke is that its politicians have decided to be woke. When we were there in July, all bars were closed unless they were also restaurants. I don’t know why, but Democrats (who claim to the the party of science) seem to believe that I can catch COVID if I have a sandwich and a beer while in a bar, but I can’t catch it if I have a couple of Margaritas and some chips while sitting in a restaurant.

Anyway, the Clark county commission has voted to change the name of Las Vegas’ McCarran airport (LAS) to the Harry Reid airport. Apparently, this is because MCCarron, who was a Nevada Senator from 1933 to 1954, was instrumental in bringing aviation to the state, but had racist beliefs when viewed through the lens of today’s standards.

I guess Harry Reid gets a pass for saying that Obama was a great candidate for President because he was just “black enough” as a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

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Anti American left

This is stupid

Joe Biden’s dog, it was noted by a Newsmax reporter, looks disheveled. Then a fake account for the dog received a lot of complaints and was suspended. The press has gone nuts over it.

This is what the press is concerned with? No bias here, nope.

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Anti American left

Broken culture

For those of you who are new to the blog, I retired from the fire department in 2011, after 22 years of service. After becoming bored, I decided to become a high school science teacher, a job that I have done for nearly 7 years.

One thing that I have noticed is a distinct degradation of the culture of our kids. The culture of Black teens is one of thuggery and crime. Violence and the degradation of women. The few black kids who buck this trend are shunned and called names. Too many of the kids who aren’t black hear this and want to fit in, so they begin going down the same road.

See how they dress. The females largely dress like prostitutes. The males wear hoodies, beanies, and COVID masks to the point that all that can be seen is their eyes and hands. It doesn’t matter if it is 90 degrees outside, these students are covered up. The reason is obvious: they are doing things that they do not want to be caught doing.

Rolling Stone magazine writes articles glorifying the culture. Here is a screenshot of the video:

The entire song is about how women are whores, and how they hate cops.

This is a culture that is bereft of any redeeming quality. To point this out, we are told, is racist because white guys carry guns, too.

There are too many differences in culture for America to not tear itself apart. I just can’t see how this sort of thing can be resolved without a split. Trying to force disparate cultures, especially when some of them are espousing violence against the others, is going to result in a civil war.

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Anti American left Power Grab

Here is the enemy

So this is the bill of attainder vote update to my initial post outlining the enemies of the Republican party who need to be voted into unemployment:

  • Richard Burr of North Carolina 
  • Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
  • Susan Collins of Maine
  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  • Mitt Romney of Utah
  • Ben Sasse of Nebraska
  • Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania

All of the preceding douchebags are the Republicans who voted to approve a bill of attainder against Donald Trump.

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Anti American left Insanity War on the Right

But what if they identify as men?

Back in 2019, the Army noticed that 84% of women were failing the service’s new ‘gender neutral’ physical fitness test, while only 30 percent of men failed it. The Army then had to admit what the woke crowd won’t: it doesn’t matter what you THINK you are or identify as, men have a physiological advantage over women.

In typical government fashion, they didn’t fix the problem by finally admitting that women can’t, in fact perform as well as men do in combat. Nope, instead, after two years of studying the problem, Congress simply got rid of the test. Problem solved. So now, troops that look like this will be more widespread:

So that way we can accommodate more soldiers who look like this:

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