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Episode 721 – The Hero is Unifying America!

It’s was Mother’s Day! Another holiday that the Left likes to tear down.

Joe Biden is being inclusive again.

And Daniel Penny, the man who protected a subway train from Jordan Neely, is bringing America together.


Yeah, We Are Against This

There was an opinion piece in the Washington Post called A Tennessee Teacher Planned a Mother’s Day Class. Then the MAGA Rage. by Greg Sargent. I thought there had to be more to this article than the outrage caused by the title. I was absolutely right. Let’s go through it quickly.

By now, it’s well understood that the right’s efforts to restrict classroom discussion are all about marginalizing LGBTQ people under the guise of protecting children. But they also harbor a less obvious aim: to convince parents that kids are under threat in the first place. That mild-mannered teacher over there? She just might be scheming to pervert, indoctrinate and snatch away childhood innocence.

Uh, yeah. And considering the first sentence of this piece, we can already see where this article is going.

Caroline Mickey, the librarian at Alpine Crest Elementary School outside Chattanooga, Tenn., just learned this the hard way, when her idea for a Mother’s Day-themed lesson came under sudden and heavy fire from parents in the area. The vitriol of the attack, and the school district superintendent’s rapid decision to cancel her lesson in response, caught her off guard.

“It was overwhelming,” Mickey told me. “I didn’t realize it was going to be quite this intense.”

The saga started when Mickey sent out a notice to parents of a planned lesson in advance of Mother’s Day. She wrote that the lesson would be “sensitive to the fact that not all students live with a mother,” by celebrating those who aren’t mothers but “fill the motherly roles in our lives.”

Mickey notified parents that two books would be read aloud to kids from kindergarten through second grade. One was “Stella Brings the Family,” about a girl who is unsure how to approach a Mother’s Day celebration at school because she has two dads. The other was “Mother Bruce,” about a bear who adopts a brood of goslings who believe he’s their mother.

Happy Mother’s Day! She’s trying to convince kids that men make great mothers too.

Look at the words used too. “”Sudden and heavy fire”, “Vitriol of the attack”, “caught her off guard”. This type of language is used through the entire piece. This is part of the “Republicans pounce” group. What this tells us this is going to be a very one sided opinion piece.

“We have students who don’t have mothers for a variety of reasons,” Mickey told me. “But everyone has somebody who loves them the way that a mother does.”

She offered parents the option of opting out of this lesson for their kids. In keeping with school district policy, she offered them an alternate lesson.

Question, is it a teachers place to do this? I think not. That’s a parent’s job.

Then Moms for Liberty — which is restricting classroom discussion and getting books purged from school libraries across the country — wheeled into action.

Gee, that’s not a biased line.

Members of its chapter in the red-leaning area around the school in Hamilton County attacked the idea on social media and in local newspapers as Leninist indoctrination, anti-Christian and a threat to Western civilization. One woman called on locals to pray for children to guard them against the demonic threat posed by those children’s books.

This section makes a right leaning group into a bunch of conspiracy theorists and nuts. But the writer will leave some things out.

A handful of particularly vocal parents in the area took the bait. They savaged Mickey as a “groomer” and an enemy of traditional birth mothers, some in long, rambling rants, according to emails that Mickey showed me.

The teacher is a groomer! 

Just another piece of information, none of these “long, rambling rants” is never put into the article. I wonder why?

After this pressure, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Justin Robertson canceled the lesson. According to an email from Robertson posted by the Tennessee Holler, a progressive local news site, he agreed that the lesson and the books were unacceptable material.

Later in the article:

It’s hard to see why. “Stella Brings the Family” isn’t really about her two dads. It’s about her anxiety about not fitting in with other kids with traditional birth mothers, and other kids’ uncertainty about her situation. The protagonist in “Mother Bruce” faces up to the complications of acting as a mother to goslings despite being a male bear. Both books are listed on Amazon as suitable for kindergartners.

No, it is not. It is about making a father equivalent to a mother and two dads as a normal family when it isn’t. News flash, it isn’t and it’s not good for the child. A child needs a father and a mother.

“There’s nothing unusual about assigning books like these to readers in early grades,” Jonathan Friedman, the director of free expression at PEN America, told me. “They are written with young children in mind, acknowledging the real world in which children find themselves — a world in which parental figures can differ. Hiding these facts from children does no favors either for them or for the society they inhabit.”

I asked Robertson to elaborate on his thinking, but he has yet to do so. Wherever his rationale, this chapter of Moms for Liberty is already known for regularly employing scorched-earth tactics, including hurling MAGA-type “pedophile” smears at foes. You can see why an educator might want to make the Moms for Liberty assault go away in the quickest possible way.

Being a groomer doesn’t make one a pedophile. But I bet a dollar that this guy isn’t against pedophilia or sexy drag shows in front of kids either.

As usual, the Washington Post never got a response from the MAGA scorched earth moms or presented an opposing view. They just trash the other side. One reason is because the arguments of the other side are inarguable.

Two gay men are not the same for a child as a man and a woman. Neither gay men are ever going to be a mother.

A trans woman is a man. That man can never be a mother. And a man dressed as a woman, acting like a woman is also not good for a child.

Finally, this is the systemic dismantling of the family unit by the media and the education system as a whole. This is indoctrination and grooming.

Those are the arguments and they are far stronger than anything this author could come up with. That’s why he never brought them up.


Bringing People Together Again

Joe Biden has decided to celebrate a college graduation by calling all white people racists. According to Fox News:

Conservative Twitter users ripped President Joe Biden for claiming that White supremacy is the “most dangerous terrorist threat” in America during a commencement address at Howard University this weekend.

Critics accused Biden of using the opportunity to inflame racial tension in the United States.

The 46th president addressed the  graduates from the historical Black college at Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena Saturday, speaking to them about the threats they face from the division among their own country. 

Here’s what he said:

Everything he said can be pointed back to himself and his minions.


This Is America!

An attorney representing Jordan Neely’s family made a published statement on Friday, the day that Marine veteran, Daniel Penny turned himself in for 2nd degree manslaughter on Friday. Let’s listen to his statement and see if we can find if anything is missing:

I may be off here, but I think this attorney, who is looking for a big pay day by suing a decorated Marine, might have forgotten some details about the event. hat leads me to some questions about the family.

  • Neely has been arrested 44 times. Where was his family then?
  • Neely had an open warrant for battering a sixty-something year old woman. Where was his family for that?
  • He was a drug addict. Where was his family?
  • He was mentally ill. Where was his family?
  • He was hungry and thirsty? Where was his family?
  • He threatened the passengers of the train. Tons of witnesses for that and some were not white.
  • One of the passengers who helped Penny was black.
  • Finally, when Penny passed out, the passengers, including Penny, put Neely in a position that would help him breathe.
  • Neely didn’t die then. He died in a hospital three days later.
  • A second autopsy is being performed because the first one was way too rushed.

Oh, yeah. And a witness said: “He said, ‘I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet, I’ll go to jail’ because he would kill people on the train. He said, ‘I would kill a motherf—er. I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet. I’ll go to jail.’”

Here’s the reality, Daniel Penny is going to get off of this. Either he is going to get off through the current trial or he is going to get off through the grand jury that was just convened. He is a hero and everyone knows it.

One reason we know he is a hero is people are saying it. Not to the media, because they wouldn’t listen anyway, but with their pocket books. According to Fox News:

New York City Marine veteran Daniel Penny‘s defense fund grew by almost a half million dollars in a day to over $1.5 million after he was charged in the subway chokehold death of an erratic homeless man.

Penny, 24, was arraigned Friday on one count of second-degree manslaughter for fatally choking 30-year-old Jordan Neely, who prosecutors say had been “making threats and scaring passengers.”

His lawyers, Thomas Kenniff and Steven Kaiser, launched the campaign Tuesday on the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which raised $1,097,282 as of Saturday afternoon and surpassed  $1.5 million as of Sunday morning.

As of now, the fund is at $2 million.

This is what America is all about and, yes, I donated.