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GED Queen Lauren Boebert Gets Flayed Online After Complaining About LGBTQ Teachers

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is a bigoted sack of shit. It’s really that simple.

Need proof? Consider:

In July of last year, Boebert said the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade was no big deal for LGBTQ Americans because they can’t have children, remarking:

“I’m sorry, but if you’re not able to have a child, how does [the repeal of Roe vs. Wade] actually impact you?”

And in November, in the wake of a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Boebert tried to express sympathy for the same people she had previously accused of “grooming” children.

“The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly.”

Now Bobo is attacking LGBTQ teachers. Why? Because she’s a intolerant asshat.

“Growing up, I don’t recall teachers announcing their marital status & pronouns to everyone.

“They’re there to educate.

How is this still a complaint of the Left?”

That was all it took for Twitter to hit Boebert with a massive dose of internet karma.

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Teachers’ Union President Claps Back When Pompeo Labels Her The ‘Most Dangerous Person In The World’

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.

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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?

 

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GOP Lt. Gov. Of North Carolina: Children Below Fifth Grade Shouldn’t Be Taught History Or Science

Mark Robinson is the Republican Lt. Gov. of North Carolina, and he thinks that children shouldn’t be taught anything about history or science until they reach the fifth grade.

According to a report from WRAL reporter Brian Anderson, Lt. Gov. Robinson made his thoughts on education clear in his memoir, We Are the Majority: The Life and Passions of a Patriot, which will be released in September:

Robinson is dropping more hints about a potential run for governor in 2024. And, if elected, he says he’d work to keep science and history out of some elementary school classrooms. He says he’d also seek to eliminate the State Board of Education, end abortion and work to prevent transgender people from serving in the military.

It’s unclear how exactly Robinson would prevent anyone from serving in the military since he’s not the commander-in-chief of U.S. armed forces. That job belongs to President Joe Biden.

But it’s Robinson’s ideas about education that are rightly drawing the most notice:

Robinson said he’d work to keep history, science and a number of other subjects out of first through fifth grade curricula and instead prioritize reading, writing and math “In those grades, we don’t need to be teaching social studies,” he writes. “We don’t need to be teaching science. We surely don’t need to be talking about equity and social justice.” Robinson also reaffirms personal views on climate change that became a major issue in the 2020 election. “Guess what? Most of the people of North Carolina know global warming is junk science,” he writes.

None of those should surprise anyone considering some of the ignorant and inflammatory statements Robinson has made over the years. For example:

  • Gay people are “devil-worshipping child molesters.”
  • Transgenderism is a “mass delusion” designed “to turn God’s creation … into a sickening image of rebellion to glorify Satan.
  • Michelle Obama is secretly a man.
  • American Muslims are “invaders.”