Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thought he’d pick a fight with the head of the American Federation of Teachers by calling her “the most dangerous person in the world,” but wound up being humiliated when she clapped back masterfully and put him in his place.
As part of an interview with Semafor, Pompeo remarked:
“I tell the story often—I get asked, ‘Who’s the most dangerous person in the world? Is it Chairman Kim, is it Xi Jinping?’ The most dangerous person in the world is Randi Weingarten.
“It’s not a close call. If you ask, ‘Who’s the most likely to take this republic down?’ It would be the teachers’ unions, and the filth that they’re teaching our kids, and the fact that they don’t know math and reading or writing.”
Of course, Pompeo is only attacking Weingarten because he thinks he has a chance of being the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Anyone with any sense knows he doesn’t, but Pompeo needs his delusions to keep him from realizing that his life is over with as a result of his decision to work in the Trump administration. That one action has ruined his chances of ever being taken seriously.
But Weingarten was more than equal to the challenge of countering Pompeo’s posturing, and she shared her thoughts on Twitter for everyone to see.
A mural painted by a high school student in Michigan is being accused of promoting witchcraft and leftist propaganda even though the painting merely promotes a message of staying healthy.
Mediaite reports that some parents were offended by a mural drawn by high school sophomore Evelyn Gonzalez at Grant Middle School’s health center.
Gonzales won a contest to decorate Grant Middle School’s health center, so she painted a picture full of anthropomorphic animal doctors and children of different races gathering around the message “Stay Healthy.”
No big deal, right? Well, that’s not what some parents though just because Gonzalez included allusions to the LGBTQ community, including rainbow pride colors and those of transsexual and bisexual pride.
The piece was also adorned with an assortment of smaller symbols in the background. Some were obvious like the peace sign, animals, and a depiction of Hello Kitty. Others were more esoteric, and they drew angry complaints from parents during a school board meeting.
Some parents said the mural included the face of a demon from the video game Genshin Impact and a hamsa hand, which is is a symbol of good fortune in several cultures.
A clearly nervous Gonzalez defended her work:
But that only served to further incense some parents, with one woman telling WZZM13:
Another woman said she was upset by inclusion of the transgender flag colors:
“When adults pretend things that are like real life, it’s a mental illness. We need counselors, we need medication that’s going to help bipolar disorder, fix their brains.”
However, one woman who described herself as a “conservative, right-wing, gun-loving American” said the offended parents were behaving ignorantly:
“I’ve never seen more bigoted people in my life. We have an array of people in this little town. And I’ll be the first one to support our Christian families. But we’re not the only ones here.”
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.
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:
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:
Perez-Diaz reassured Jenna she wasn’t trying to belittle her in any manner:
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!”