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Paranoid Ron Johnson Whines ‘The Left’ Has ‘Infiltrated’ Education, Journalism And Religion

As his prospects for winning re-election dim with each new poll, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) loses more of his grip on reality, going to far as to suggest that “the left” in America is ruining everything from education to journalism, religion, and government itself.

Johnson made those remarks during an appearance on right-wing Fox News host Mark Levin’s show Sunday evening, claiming that liberals, Democrats, and “the left” are destroying the United States and don’t even have a right to be citizens.

“The press is so unbelievably powerful and the left has infiltrated every institution of this country.

“They started with the college and university system. So they control college of education and journalism and law. And they’ve infiltrated every agency. They’ve infiltrated religions. They’ve infiltrated everything and now we’re seeing the results of that.”

Be sure and note Johnson’s repeated use of the word “infiltrated,” which hints at some sort of devious plot afoot by Democrats simply because they have political beliefs that differ from those of the senator and his political compatriots.

That led Johnson to make his other point: That Republicans must win the midterm elections or the nation is doomed:

“That’s why our nation is literally on a precipice. We’re at a hinge point in history.

“We have to win this election and we have to win many more because we’ve got to push them out of these institutions and return some normalcy, return the values that made this country great.”

Johnson’s comments about infiltration are especially ironic when you consider that he and several of his GOP colleagues visited Moscow on July 4, 2018.

The senator is also suspected of having played a role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election, providing an alternate slate of electors for Wisconsin that would have helped Donald Trump remain as president.

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WATCH: Texas Mom Doesn’t Want Kids Learning About Gandhi Because That Would Be ‘Critical Race Theory’

An angry Texas mother told the Texas State Board of Education on Tuesday that she doesn’t think it’s right for first graders to learn about the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi because that would be teaching “CRT” which is also known as Critical Race Theory.

The woman, who identified herself as “Jenna,” began her tirade:

“You refer to our flag, bonnets and mockingbirds as a significant symbol to a Texas community. No, these are emblems of identity and instill pride and connection with our home.”

It would inappropriate to teach children about “the importance of collaborating with various cultures” Jenna continued, because first they need to learn about their own culture:

“This revision wants to teach a first grader who is still putting notes to the tooth fairy under her pillow about following Gandhi’s lead to a peaceful protest. A first grader! CRT is already rampant and baked into our curriculum and we don’t want to be good little global citizens where are borders are considered a military zone.

“It’s a border and it’s good! Teach that. This is the land of the free, home of the brave. Be brave!”

State Board of Education Member Marisa B. Perez-Diaz countered Jenna by noting that she had failed to cite what Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) contain the standards that she was so enraged by:

“Be specific about what you’re talking about so that we understand that you actually have a legitimate concern or it’s not something you’re just hearing and reading and repeating. I guess I want to understand what on the history of how borders were created do you know about?”

That further angered the mother:

“I’m not an expert. I don’t appreciate your, um, belittling. I didn’t come here with a Ph.D. and I didn’t come up here as an educator or somebody on one of these work groups. I’m coming up here as a parent.”

Perez-Diaz reassured Jenna she wasn’t trying to belittle her in any manner:

“You just told our chair that you’d read it somewhere or you heard it, you don’t know. And that is not a belittling. I’m just acknowledging what you have yourself said.

“My point in asking you the question about borders is that is a clear example of why we need the standards the way that they have been written because this country did not always have borders. This country, we’re sitting on stolen land.”

After audience members in attendance applauded the board member’s remarks, she continued:

“That isn’t something that is in the standards. But what is in the standards is understanding our indigenous roots and understanding how indigenous communities have been impacted and those sorts of pieces of our history are very important.

“And so, again, I ask, what do you remember about learning about indigenous histories?”

Jenna was then forced to admit she didn’t learn much in history class when she was a student:

“I don’t remember very much about indigenous histories. I’m sorry I can’t answer your question about what I learned about indigenous communities and the border. I know our border is open right now and thousands are flooding over!”

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Kimberly Guilfoyle Calls College Grads Lazy Basket Weavers Who ‘Contribute Nothing To Society’

Kimberly Guilfoyle, whose only claim to relevance is that she’s the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr., is furious that President Joe Biden has announced his plan to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for millions of Americans, and she even went so far as to suggest that college graduates “contribute nothing to society.”

During an appearance on the Newsmax show “Rob Schmitt Tonight,” Guilfoyle angrily declared:

“I mean paying off loans for people that don’t wanna, they wanna have some bizarre basket-weaving, you know, degree? And they want all of us, people watching across this country, hardworking men and women, to subsidize their laziness and their inability to even try to contribute to society.”

As HuffPost notes, Guilfoyle’s hateful attack is more than a tad ironic considering that she often gets paid for doing things that contribute absolutely nothing to anyone and are only meant to enrich her:

The former TV personality, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., was secretly paid $180,000 a year by the Trump campaign via the campaign manager’s private company, HuffPost reported in 2020. She was also paid $60,000 for a short speech introducing Trump Jr. at the Jan. 6, 2021 rally that led to the assault on the U.S. Capitol that was carried out by Trump supporters.

“I’m not saying it’s a crime,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said on CNN in June about the speaking fee for a speech that lasted less than 3 minutes. “But I think it’s a grift.”

Guilfoyle, it should also be noted, lost her job at Fox News for allegedly engaging in a systematic pattern of sexual harassment against other staffers:

According to a dozen well-informed sources familiar with her complaints, the assistant alleged that Guilfoyle, her direct supervisor, subjected her frequently to degrading, abusive, and sexually inappropriate behavior; among other things, she said that she was frequently required to work at Guilfoyle’s New York apartment while the Fox host displayed herself naked, and was shown photographs of the genitalia of men with whom Guilfoyle had had sexual relations.

Twitter had a few choice words for Ms. Guilfoyle.

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Trust Fund Brat Don Jr. Whines About Student Loan Relief And Gets Squashed Flat On Twitter

As you’d expect, a privileged douchebag who has been handed everything since he was born is absolutely apoplectic that President Joe Biden announced today that he would be forgiving up to $20,000 in student loan debt for millions of Americans.

The plan, according to The Washington Post, was a long time in coming but could make a dramatic difference:

More than 40 million Americans could see their student loan debt reduced — and in many cases eliminated — under the long-awaited forgiveness plan President Joe Biden announced Wednesday, a historic but politically divisive move in the run-up to the midterm elections.

Fulfilling a campaign promise, Biden is erasing $10,000 in federal student loan debt for those with incomes below $125,000 a year, or households that earn less than $250,000. He’s canceling an additional $10,000 for those who received federal Pell Grants to attend college.

That led Donald Trump Jr. to fire off two angry tweets:

Wow! Just wow.

How ironic is it that someone who had his education paid for by his daddy and has never actually worked a day in his life is complaining about people with less getting a break from the crippling load of debt they’re carrying because they wanted to better themselves?

Oh, and the line about “gender study degrees” is just complete bullshit, straight out of the talking points that are reiterated night after night on Fox News and Newsmax, both of which are little more than GOP propaganda networks. It’s red meat for the extreme right-wing, which thinks that if you don’t major in business or finance, you’re wasting your life.

Fortunately, Junior got a heavy dose of opprobrium from Twitter users who reminded him that he should have sat out this particular debate.

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Biden Will Forgive Up To $10,000 Of Student Loan Debt – Announcement Wednesday

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government will excuse up to $10,000 in student loan debt for most Americans and extend a delay on loan payments until January.

According to the Associated Press:

The precise details of Biden’s plan, which will include an income cap limiting the forgiveness to only those earning less than $125,000 a year, were being kept to an unusually small circle within the Biden administration and were still not finalized on the eve of the announcement.

Down-to-the-wire decision-making has been a hallmark of the Biden White House, but the particular delay on student loans reflects the vexing challenge confronting him in fulfilling a key campaign promise.

The plan would likely eliminate student debt entirely for millions of Americans and wipe away at least half for millions more.

Americans currently owe an estimated $1.75 trillion in student loan debt, according to Student Loan Hero. That debt is spread among approximately 48 million borrowers.

30% of all American adults — 4 in 10 of the people who attended college — report that they have accumulated some level of debt to obtain their education, according to the Federal Reserve.

Biden’s plan is certain to draw criticism from conservatives, who claim such a plan will be too expensive, but as The Guardian noted in June, that’s simply not accurate:

But if Joe Biden signed an executive order tomorrow, the government won’t pay out a dime and those costs certainly don’t have to be shouldered by everyday taxpayers at the expense of programs like Medicare or social security.

That’s because federal student loan debt is already included in the national debt. Let me explain.

The Department of Education (DoE) does not lend money to students directly. It borrows money from the US Treasury (the federal department that prints money) and then lends that money to students.

As the Urban Institute points out, federal student loan debt is already accounted for in the national debt. This additional debt is added when the Treasury lends money to the DoE. Put another way, it was the creation of student loans that has added over a trillion dollars to the national debt.

In fact, canceling student loan debt is actually a form of tax cut that’s likely to lead to economic growth. Quite simply, if those who owe student loans have more money, they’re likely to spend it on goods and services that will keep the U.S. economy out of recession.

Joe Biden just scored another major victory. What have Republicans done for the American people lately?