Top high-speed rail contractor donates to Newsom’s recall defense

It is called pay to play.  When Newsom ran for Governor he opposed the train to nowhere.  Then as Governor he started throwing money at the biggest scam in American history.  Now we know why.

“The top high-speed rail contractor for the Fresno County and Madera County stretch has chipped-in to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall defense campaign. 

Southern California-based construction company Tutor Perini donated $25,000 last week to Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom, according to contribution documents filed with the California Secretary of State. 

One principal owner of Tutor Perini is Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.). 

No need to be subtle—Gavin Newsom lied to the people of California—he is just another money grubbing political hack, selling his office to the highest bidder—and his friends.

Top high-speed rail contractor donates to Newsom’s recall defense

Daniel Gligich, The Sun,  4/219/21 

The top high-speed rail contractor for the Fresno County and Madera County stretch has chipped-in to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall defense campaign. 

Southern California-based construction company Tutor Perini donated $25,000 last week to Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom, according to contribution documents filed with the California Secretary of State. 

One principal owner of Tutor Perini is Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.). 

Tutor Perini originally won the contract for the Fresno stretch with a $1 billion bid, according to reports, but due to delays, that contract has swelled to $2.2 billion. 

Notably, Newsom has remained supportive of the bullet train project despite the many delays and over-budget expenses. 

Tutor Perini sent a letter last year to the California High-Speed Rail authority saying that over 500 parcels of land in the 31-mile stretch were not available, even though the contract had been in place for seven years. 

The contractor said the delays in purchasing the land were “beyond comprehension.” 

As of January, Tutor Perini had completed 14 bridges, viaducts and other structures throughout the Fresno route, and work had started on six more. 

That left 32 structures – which includes 10 major bridges – needing to be completed. 

The delays led to Tutor Perini laying off 73 workers at the start of the year. 

Genocide in America in 2018: 117,626 BLACK BABIES KILLED—Democrats APPLAUD

What do you call the killing of 117,626 black babies in 2018?  An accident?  A one off? Or the continuation of the KKK policies of its founder, Margaret Sanger?  At least the KKK did not have black people financing, promoting and rooting for the lynching’s.  Kamala Harris is rooting for the genocide of the black babies.  Black NFL players demand tens of millions of “social justice” money go to Planned Parenthood to kill off black babies.  The Democrat party, in its national Platform demands MORE killing of black babies—and Hispanics babies as well.

“Nonetheless, the data show that from the 31 reporting areas, 117,626 of the surgical abortions in 2018 were of black children, which equals 33.6% of the total abortions. 

For white children, 135,328 were killed by abortion (38.7% of total); Hispanics, 70,195 (20% of total); and Other, 26,975 abortions (7.7% of total).

In other words, it’s a virtual certainty that more than 117,626 Black children were aborted, although it’s uncertain if they continued to represent a disproportionate number of total abortions.  Nevertheless, it’s numbers such as these, combined with seeing my children’s ultrasounds, that turned me from being pro-“choice” (I was raised a Democrat in the San Francisco Bay Area) to pro-life.  The Democrats’ relentless obsession with abortion has turned the Democrat party into a death cult, and I want no part of it.

Is there a difference between the KKK, the Democrats, Harris, Maxine Waters and Cory Booker?  All want the same thing, dead black babies.  Why be subtle, that is the goal.

BLM conspicuously quiet about massive numbers of Black deaths

By Andrea Widburg, American Thinker,  4/19/21   

Blacks make up slightly less than 13% of the American population — a percentage that’s diminishing daily as the Biden administration floods the country with illegal aliens from Latin America.  However, Blacks are also doing their bit to keep their presence in American relatively small: they’re aborting their babies in extraordinary numbers.  CNS News caught up with CDC statistics for 2018, based on data from only 31 reporting areas.  They show that 117,626 Black children were aborted — or 33.6% of all reported 2018 abortions.

According to CNS News:

In the CDC report Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2018, released in November 2020, Table 5 shows, “Reported abortions, by known race/ethnicity and reporting area of occurrence — selected reporting areas,* United States, 2018.”

As the Table explains, “* Data from 31 reporting areas; excludes 21 reporting areas (California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York City, New York State, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) that did not report, did not report by race/ethnicity, or did not meet reporting standards.”

Nonetheless, the data show that from the 31 reporting areas, 117,626 of the surgical abortions in 2018 were of black children, which equals 33.6% of the total abortions. 

For white children, 135,328 were killed by abortion (38.7% of total); Hispanics, 70,195 (20% of total); and Other, 26,975 abortions (7.7% of total).

In other words, it’s a virtual certainty that more than 117,626 Black children were aborted, although it’s uncertain if they continued to represent a disproportionate number of total abortions.  Nevertheless, it’s numbers such as these, combined with seeing my children’s ultrasounds, that turned me from being pro-“choice” (I was raised a Democrat in the San Francisco Bay Area) to pro-life.  The Democrats’ relentless obsession with abortion has turned the Democrat party into a death cult, and I want no part of it.

While Democrats once spoke about making abortion “safe, rare, and legal,” in the past two decades, they’ve elevated abortion to a sort of Holy Grail status within the party.  For most of the Democrat women I’ve known, abortion is the one issue on which they have no flexibility.  They’re blind to the hypocrisy of weeping over illegal alien children in Trump’s cages (Biden’s cages don’t trouble them) while encouraging the annual deaths of hundreds of thousands of human beings.

Although the CDC information was released in November, CNS News reported it only now, which is why I’m getting to it now.  I think the timing is actually excellent.  With the Derek Chauvin trial wrapping up in Minneapolis, BLM is again gearing up to use Black deaths as the cudgel by which they’ll beat American Blacks into a riotous, often murderous, frenzy that leftists hope will finally, once and for all, bring our country to its knees.

Even as leftists beat that drum, though, they’re unperturbed by the annual deaths of over a hundred thousand Black infants and are doing nothing to stop the slaughter of Black children in Democrat-run, gun-controlled urban neighborhoods.  Abortion on that scale has turned entire Black communities into self-perpetuating death cults.

The people who should care most about the welfare of children in the Black community are the mothers.  Instead, though, the Democrat obsession with abortion encourages Black women to think nothing about disposing of their babies.  The message is clear to the children who manage to survive to birth: whether they’re killed in utero or out of it, Black lives are indeed disposable.

No wonder 13-year-old boys run around Chicago with guns.  If life has no value, what does it matter if you kill someone?  It seemingly didn’t matter to those raising “Lil Homicide” that he might be killed.

The cleverest thing the Democrat party ever did was to convince Blacks to engage in what I call “auto-genocide.”  Despite all the “Black Lives Matter” protests, the reality is that the very core of the Democrat party values holds that Black lives don’t matter at all.

Planned Parenthood “Apologizes” for Being Founded By Genocide Promoter—NOT for the Continuing Genocide

Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood on the basis of her eugenics philosophy—that black people were inferior and they had to be eliminated.  In 2019, Planned Parenthood KILLED over 117,000 BLACK babies, continuing the genocide promoted by Sanger.  Now they think getting rid of the Sanger legacy will make people forget that the biggest ongoing genocide in history—more than 80 years will continue to wipe out black babies.

“And, as Alexis McGill Johnson, the abortion group’s current president writes in a New York Times op-ed, “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder.”

The PP boss belatedly concedes that Sanger was a racist who hung out with the Klan, but inevitably reframes it all through the lens of critical race theory. “Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy, and its impact,” Johnson writes.

But has no intention of actually understanding her legacy.

Even as the Planned Parenthood boss rejects dismissals of Sanger’s racism as products of its time, she evades the connection between Sanger’s agenda and her racism. Instead, Johnson suggests that Sanger was acting out of “political expedience”.

Planned Parenthood is an openly racist organization—the KKK did lynching’s—but not on the scale of black murders done every year by this genocidal group.  With or without the Sanger name, Planned parenthood continues the genocide policies of Sanger.  Who cares if her picture is not in the lobby or every abortion clinic?

Planned Parenthood Pres: We’ll Atone for Founder’s Racism by Hating White People

Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage,   4/19/21 

It wasn’t hard for Planned Parenthood to shed Margaret Sanger. What did the faded black and white photos of the baby parts organization’s founder have to do with it today?

If the Democrats can casually jettison Jefferson and Jackson, Planned Parenthood dumping Sanger was even easier.

And, as Alexis McGill Johnson, the abortion group’s current president writes in a New York Times op-ed, “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder.”

The PP boss belatedly concedes that Sanger was a racist who hung out with the Klan, but inevitably reframes it all through the lens of critical race theory. “Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy, and its impact,” Johnson writes.

But has no intention of actually understanding her legacy.

Even as the Planned Parenthood boss rejects dismissals of Sanger’s racism as products of its time, she evades the connection between Sanger’s agenda and her racism. Instead, Johnson suggests that Sanger was acting out of “political expedience”.

And so Planned Parenthood’s new boss, contradicting her own headline, will go on making excuses for Sanger.

Understanding her legacy would require confronting the politics of eugenics and its conviction that the ‘planned’ part of parenthood could be used to improve the species. That’s still the underlying argument at the abortion group after the usual unconvincing feminism.

Instead, Johnson switches over to the familiar critical race theory cant of hating white people.

What we don’t want to be, as an organization, is a Karen. You know Karen: She escalates small confrontations because of her own racial anxiety. She calls the manager. She calls the police. She stands with other white parents to maintain school segregation. And then there are the organizational Karens. The groups who show up, assert themselves, and tell you where to march. Those who pursue freedom and fairness, but also leverage their privilege in ways that are dehumanizing.

And sometimes, that’s how Planned Parenthood has acted. By privileging whiteness, we’ve contributed to America harming Black women and other women of color. And when we focus too narrowly on “women’s health,” we have excluded trans and nonbinary people.

Karen is a racial slur referencing white women. And it has nothing to do with Sanger’s racism. Instead, PP’s boss casually tosses in some racial slurs and then announces that it will focus less on women’s health, thus tossing out the feminism.

We are committed to confronting any white supremacy in our own organization, and across the movement for reproductive freedom. We pledge to fight the many types of dehumanization we are seeing right now: the dehumanization of Black and Latino victims of police violence such as Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and too many others.

George Floyd robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint. There couldn’t be a better model for Planned Parenthood.

Goodbye Margie, Hello George.  

New Law Could Bring a Pork Shortage to California

California Democrats know how to raise prices and to create shortages.  Remember the “Chicken condo” ballot measure—that has cost Californians tens of millions of dollars extra for eggs, chicken and products that use chickens.  Worse, it forced prices up by not allowing eggs from Ohio and other States that do not have chicken condo laws—laws that chickens had to have extra space in which to live—free range.  Now they are going after bacon, spareribs and other pork products, to make sure our prices are high and other States are not allowed to sell into California and undercut the outrageous cost of food in this State.

“California residents eat about 15% of the pork consumed in the U.S. But most of that meat comes from producers in the Midwest and Southeast. And right now, only about 4% of U.S. breeding pigs, known as sows, live in that much space, according to Christine McCracken, a senior animal protein analyst at Rabobank.

The bottom line is that hog producers in places like Iowa will either have to change how they farm, or miss out on selling meat to a major market. The National Pork Producers Council is suing over the law, with a ruling expected in mid-summer.

“If you’re flush with cash, you can build a new facility,” said Michael Formica, general counsel of the NPPC. “For everyone else, they are going to lose access to this market.”

If not enough farmers change their facilities, the planned law could create a pork deficit for California, according to Rabobank’s McCracken.

In other words big Agri-businesses will be killing off the small farmer in California—that is really what this is about.  Anybody look at the donations from the large farm corporations to California politicians?  Follow the money.  This is not about pig safety—it is about corporations that are greedy pigs.

New Law Could Bring a Pork Shortage to California

Michael Hirtzer, Bloomberg,  4/16/21 

California wants pigs to have more living space, and that could make pork a lot more expensive for the residents of the state — and even bring the threat of a shortage.

Oral arguments took place in a California court this week over a new regulation that will make it mandatory starting next year for pork sold in the state to come from breeding pigs that have at least 24 square feet of living space.

California residents eat about 15% of the pork consumed in the U.S. But most of that meat comes from producers in the Midwest and Southeast. And right now, only about 4% of U.S. breeding pigs, known as sows, live in that much space, according to Christine McCracken, a senior animal protein analyst at Rabobank.

The bottom line is that hog producers in places like Iowa will either have to change how they farm, or miss out on selling meat to a major market. The National Pork Producers Council is suing over the law, with a ruling expected in mid-summer.

“If you’re flush with cash, you can build a new facility,” said Michael Formica, general counsel of the NPPC. “For everyone else, they are going to lose access to this market.”

If not enough farmers change their facilities, the planned law could create a pork deficit for California, according to Rabobank’s McCracken.

Unless California delays or makes adjustments to the regulation, “they’re going to see a significant disruption in their local pork markets,” McCracken said by phone.

Higher Prices

At the same time, if loads of hog producers start building new facilities to comply with the law, those expenses could get passed on to all U.S. consumers through meat inflation.

The North American Meat Institute has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a review, stating it would “hurt the nation’s food value chain by significantly increasing costs for producers and consumers.”

Proponents of the regulation say industry opposition is “out of touch.”

The new rule “seems very basic: Allowing the animals enough room to turn around, to give pigs a bit of space,” said Josh Balk, vice president of farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States. “Ordinary Americans view this practice as animal cruelty. It’s simply not sustainable.”

The hog industry has started moving away from constricting cages known as gestation crates that prevent sows from being able to turn around. But most animals still are in individual stalls with 13 square feet of space, or in group pens with about 16 feet per animal, according to Formica of the NPPC.

There’s still a lot of uncertainty over the regulation, because California hasn’t issued its final guidelines yet.

“The uncertainty has put all U.S. pork producers in a challenging position,” said Jen Sorenson, president of the NPPC.

Racist NBA Loses Historic Numbers of Viewers

Would you watch a bunch of grown men, multi-millionaires, that thought that if you are white, you are a racist?  They have no respect for many Americans.  They had NO problem with Prop. 16 on the 2020 California ballot to limit Asian students in State colleges in the former Golden State.  They do not denounce Planned Parenthood for KILLING 117,000 black babies in just one year, 2018. 

“This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year’s down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. The worst was the final game, off nearly 70 percent year-over-year.

So far, the average viewership for the league’s games is only 2.83 million, according to The Athletic. For comparison, recent episodes of the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist, average about 3.3 million viewers, while one of ABC’s biggest shows, medical drama, The Good Doctor, averages just over four million per week. Historically, sports out earns any regular TV series.

The NBA’s collapse may not be surprising in light of recent polls finding that basketball fans feel that the league has become far too wrapped up in politics.

If I wanted to watch a bunch of racist, I would go to a KKK rally or a Democrat meeting—but, I am sorry, for being redundant.  Racism black or white is wrong—even if multi-millionaires say it is OK.

Panic Time: NBA Fast-Approaching Historic Ratings Lows

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart,  4/18/21 

The NBA has suffered another ratings disaster, with ABC falling 45 percent since the 2011-12 season, while TNT was down 40 percent, and ESPN was off 20 percent.

This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year’s down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. The worst was the final game, off nearly 70 percent year-over-year.

So far, the average viewership for the league’s games is only 2.83 million, according to The Athletic. For comparison, recent episodes of the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist, average about 3.3 million viewers, while one of ABC’s biggest shows, medical drama, The Good Doctor, averages just over four million per week. Historically, sports out earns any regular TV series.

The NBA’s collapse may not be surprising in light of recent polls finding that basketball fans feel that the league has become far too wrapped up in politics.

In September, a Harris poll found that 39 percent of respondents who identified as sports fans felt that the NBA had become too political, and 19 percent said that they had turned off pro basketball because of the NBA’s deep links to China.

In 2020, the NBA’s coronavirus season in the bubble launched with heavy-handed paeans to the anti-American Black Lives Matter agenda. But reactions to those displays of leftism may have alarmed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver because the league boss claimed that this season would dispense with the more overt displays of support for BLM.

“My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor. And, I understand those people who are saying, ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game,’” Silver said last October.

Still, if the ratings for the 2021 season are any indication, Silver’s realizations may have come too late.

Recall Chesa Boudin Campaign Reaches Fundraising Milestone, Adds Recall Campaign Experts

The Recall of Chesa Boudin, the son of convicted murderers and terrorists who serves as Da in San Fran, thanks to millions spent by George Soros, is real.  Anne Dunsmore will be leading the fund raising and Dave Guilliard will be doing the strategy—they just finished the successful Newsom Recall,   Dunsmore raised north of $2.5 million for that effort.

This is going to be a national and local effort to return law enforcement to the DA’s office in San Fran.  When Recalled, it will show that even in the tolerant San Fran, openly selling of drugs, women, murder and other crimes will not be tolerated.

The California Political News and Views will report on this effort on a regular basis.  While it is a local story, in reality it is a statewide and national story.

Recall Chesa Boudin Campaign Reaches Fundraising Milestone, Adds Recall Campaign Experts

Recall Chesa Boudin, 4/19/21 

San Francisco, CA (Monday, April 19) – The committee undertaking the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has raised nearly $170,000 – more than half their projected total budget. With over 7,000 signatures already gathered, today the committee announced that they have retained Anne Hyde Dunsmore of Capital Campaigns and Dave Gilliard of Gilliard Blanning & Associates Inc., campaign professionals with vast experience in recall campaigns.

“What we are hearing from residents loud and clear is that they are frustrated with the rising crime and lack of accountability and eager for a new District Attorney who will protect us from hate crimes, violent assaults, robberies and break-ins,” said Recall proponent and committee chairman Richie Greenberg. “We need to get our streets and neighborhoods back.”

The Committee Supporting the Recall of DA Chesa Boudin, administering the collection of petition signatures, has until August 11 to gather 51,325 valid signatures, representing 10 percent of the number of registered voters in the City and County. Once the number of signatures is verified, an election would be held giving voters the opportunity to retain Boudin, or replace him.

The committee’s effort is about to enter the next phase, contacting every voter in the City and County and giving them the opportunity to sign the official recall petition, which can be downloaded at RecallChesaBoudin.org.

Anne Hyde Dunsmore’s 40-year career in politics and fundraising. The company she founded, Capital Campaigns, Inc. has consulted to over 500 candidates, initiatives, referendums, businesses and charities including Muhammad Ali Center for Peace Making and Conflict Resolution , UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCI School of Medicine, the House Ear Institute, the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, BioMedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She currently serves as Campaign Manager and Finance Director for Rescue California.

Dave Gilliard’s experience includes 35 years in candidate and issue campaign management and consulting for successful campaigns at all levels of government and politics. In 1992, he formed Dave Gilliard & Associates, now Gilliard, Blanning & Associates (GBA). A leader in their industry, GBA Inc. serves political, business and association clients across the nation from their offices near Sacramento, CA and St. Paul, MN.  In April of 2003, Gilliard formed Rescue California, the group that led the successful recall election against Governor Gray Davis. He currently serves as Lead Strategist for Rescue California.

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Supporting Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic

By order of the Governor and the Democrats, you failure to rehire folks after Gavin and his buddies closed down your business, makes you a criminal.  Whether you have the money or not—you will be forced to rehire the folks Newsom forced you to fire.  Why doesn’t he hire them—he caused the problem?

“Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed legislation to create a statewide policy for the rehiring of workers laid-off by the pandemic, bolstering the state’s efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

SB 93 requires employers in the hospitality and business services industries, including hotels, airports and large event centers, to offer new positions to qualified former employees laid off due to COVID-19 within five business days, through 2024.

What he has really done is bolstered the computer and technology industry.  Taco Bell, Starbucks and other fast food type firms are using kiosks, not people to take orders in a growing number of stores—this will make it quicker—since the Democrats also want to set wages via government mandates like “hero” pay.  How do you kill jobs?  Newsom is an expert.

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Supporting Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Office of California Governor,  4/16/21 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed legislation to create a statewide policy for the rehiring of workers laid-off by the pandemic, bolstering the state’s efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

SB 93 requires employers in the hospitality and business services industries, including hotels, airports and large event centers, to offer new positions to qualified former employees laid off due to COVID-19 within five business days, through 2024.

“As we progress toward fully reopening our economy, it is important we maintain our focus on equity,” said Governor Newsom. “SB 93 keeps us moving in the right direction by assuring hospitality and other workers displaced by the pandemic are prioritized to return to their workplace.”

The bill is the result of continued conversations with the Legislature to advance the goals of last year’s AB 3216.

Governor Newsom also announced that he has signed the following bill today:

  • SB 86 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Public social services.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

Cancel Culture: “Jingle Bells” Considered RACIST

Next Christmas you will be considered a racist/bigot if you sing Jingle Bells.  Yup, Peter Pan, Dumbo and now Jungle Bells are secret hand shake style racist symbols.

“In 2009 — on the other side of doctoral work — she eyed a “focus on integrating multicultural music into the curriculum.”

“I learned what authenticity and appropriateness meant in the mid-2000s,” she recalls. “I researched and delved into culturally relevant pedagogy.”

She put together a group of “American folks songs, Black American folk songs and songs from other western and non-western culture” for students to memorize.

But last March — “the same week,” Kate points out, “that eight people (most of them Asian women) were murdered near Atlanta by a white gunman” — she “made the difficult decision to acknowledge [her] ignorance.”

As it turns out, many of the songs she taught — not only in middle school, but college — were “not appropriate.”

Get your pen, and prepare to take note.

Mainstays such as “Polly Wolly Doodle” and “Shortnin’ Bread,” her research revealed, are “tied…to blackface minstrelsy…”

She has declared Stephen Foster an enemy of the State.  Poor lady has either fried her brain with drugs or has a severe mental condition.  Wonder when she will decide that the Beatles early love songs were actually misogynist and have to be CANCELLED?

University Lecturer Cancels Racist Children’s Songs, Including ‘Jingle Bells’

By Alex Parker, RedState,  4/18/21  

Get ready for more cancellation.

A University of Nevada-Reno lecturer’s had a change of heart.

Or, at least, mind.

For Nevada Today, university senior music lecturer Kate Pollard’s written of her “own anti-racist journey.”

The result of her travels: She’s nixing songs she used to salute but now perceives as problematic.

As it turns out, most all of you have dabbled in the depths of sinister songs while never knowing.

But today’s a time for teaching.

Per her piece, Pollard was once like you.

When she began as a middle school teacher, Kate held to the songs upon which she’d grown up.

In fact, she corralled her choir to sing a medley called “An American Trilogy.”

Included: “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and the tune “All my Trials.”

The collection began thusly: “Oh, I wish I was in Dixie, away, away…”

Call it a lack of awareness:

I don’t think I even knew what these songs were about, and I am fairly certain that none of my middle school students asked about their historical context.

In 2009 — on the other side of doctoral work — she eyed a “focus on integrating multicultural music into the curriculum.”

“I learned what authenticity and appropriateness meant in the mid-2000s,” she recalls. “I researched and delved into culturally relevant pedagogy.”

She put together a group of “American folks songs, Black American folk songs and songs from other western and non-western culture” for students to memorize.

But last March — “the same week,” Kate points out, “that eight people (most of them Asian women) were murdered near Atlanta by a white gunman” — she “made the difficult decision to acknowledge [her] ignorance.”

As it turns out, many of the songs she taught — not only in middle school, but college — were “not appropriate.”

Get your pen, and prepare to take note.

Mainstays such as “Polly Wolly Doodle” and “Shortnin’ Bread,” her research revealed, are “tied…to blackface minstrelsy…”

“Land of the Silver Birch” and “Canoe Song” suffer from “misrepresentation of Indigenous Native American and Canadian cultures.”

And have you ever heard “John Kanaka”? That little ditty hosts “derogatory terms for a Hawaiian man.”

Furthermore, if you’re ever indulged in “5 Little Monkeys” or “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” you were belting out bigotry, entertaining “terms used by white Americans to stereotype and degrade Black Americans.”

Kate’s righted her wrongs; she’s acknowledged her illiteracy.

Can you cut out America’s cancerous carols?

There are lots.

Nonetheless:

“Now that I know better and am moving forward, I will leave them behind.”

She’s referring, to be clear, to Stephen Foster’s foistings — among them “Oh, Susanna” and “Camptown Races.”

Also on the outs: a song called “America.”

“Some educators defend using these songs,” she notes, “stating they have historical value.”

But:

“I don’t feel the need to preserve the music. I would rather promote songs that are inclusive than promote songs that although may have been popular also marginalize and degrade a population.”

The instructor’s set a high bar.

And to be clear, as for the full, original lyrics of “Oh, Susanna,” she’s not wrong.

It seems the nation needs a new start. The kind that can only come courtesy of a time machine.

‘Til then, the professor will be 86’ing the evils of melodious, problematic poems — including a “minstrelsy” work previously positioned as an innocent celebration of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year:

I didn’t know that many American folk song traditions are tied, for instance, to blackface minstrelsy, e.g. “Shortnin’ Bread,” “Polly Wolly Doodle” and even “Jingle Bells.”

About that last iconic anthem, Campus Reform reached out to the author

Pollard told Campus Reform that “Jingle Bells” is problematic because she read that “slave owners used to put bells on slaves to keep track of them, which the jingle bells are referencing.”

The bells of change are upon us.

Our culture’s headed for the unknown.

And America’s jingling all the way.

Murders in Los Angeles up nearly 200%, violent crime rising at rapid pace, sheriff’s statistics show

What did you expect when you defund the cops, the DA does not prosecute cases to the fullest, then tries to reduce sentences for 30,000 already in jail or prison?  Add to that the hate the police attitude of Maxine Waters—and her fellow Democrats in big cities like L.A.,  Then get rid of gang task forces, humans sex traffic task forces and allow drug dealers and criminals from foreign countries the run of the streets—you get crime, from robberies to murder.

Murders in Los Angeles County have spiked nearly 200% so far this year compared to the same time in 2020, with at least one official blaming the “defund the police” movement and progressive law enforcement officials.

There were 60 people murdered in L.A. County as of Feb. 28 – a 186% jump from the 21 killings reported during the same period in 2020, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Fox News in a segment that aired Thursday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told Fox News criminals are emboldened by District Attorney George Gascón’s progressive policies and stressed that people must understand that such elections will have consequences.

Obama was right when he said elections have consequences—in Los Angeles the consequence is death.

Murders in Los Angeles up nearly 200%, violent crime rising at rapid pace, sheriff’s statistics show

There were 60 people murdered in L.A. County as of Feb. 28

By Stephanie Pagones | Fox News, 4/18/21 

Homicides in Los Angeles up by nearly 200% this year

Murders in Los Angeles County have spiked nearly 200% so far this year compared to the same time in 2020, with at least one official blaming the “defund the police” movement and progressive law enforcement officials.

There were 60 people murdered in L.A. County as of Feb. 28 – a 186% jump from the 21 killings reported during the same period in 2020, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Fox News in a segment that aired Thursday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told Fox News criminals are emboldened by District Attorney George Gascón’s progressive policies and stressed that people must understand that such elections will have consequences.

“They need to really pick and choose very carefully.because for them it’s very easy to say, ‘Oh yeah, all cops are bad,’ and, ‘Let’s reform and defund the police,'” Villanueva said. “Yet they’re the very first ones to pick up the 911 when someone’s crawling over their back gate trying to get into their house.”

But University of Southern California Law Professor Jody Armour said police should examine the impact of their own behavior on crime trends and their reputation.

“That reservoir of resentment is actually, in and of itself, also a driver of crime,” Armour told Fox News. “Until that’s healed, we’re really not going to get at the spiraling crime problem.”

Armour said funds should be reallocated to other agencies to handle public issues, such as homelessness.

“And then this leaner, meaner law enforcement can focus its attention on solving violent and serious crimes,” he said.

Pushing Back at the “Redcoats” Who Are Next Door to Us

We need to be educated, then motivated and finally activated.  Someone once said, “Information without action is wasteful and action without information is fanaticism.”  As a people we need to be opposed to racism—systemic racism.  When you see a group of multi-millionaires that play sports claiming only one race counts—that is racism.  When the same people denounce folks who say all races matter is racism—that is the height of bigotry and racism.  Drink a Coke and know that the company is spending your consumer dollar to teach its employees to be less white.  Imagine if Acme Corp. taught its workers to be less black!  Like Patrick Henry we need to say “The Bigots are HERE, the bigots are HERE.”

“As Big Tech tightens its censorship noose around conservative communication, it becomes even more critical that patriots stay informed and connected. If farmers and shopkeepers in the 1770s could devise ways to communicate around the superior British Army to win the Revolutionary War, certainly conservatives in 2021 can be just as creative devising ways to circumvent our own “Redcoats” – Big Tech.

Here are just to examples of how Americans during the Revolutionary War circumvented Redcoat censorship:

  • Writing in code: Patriots used letters to represent other letters that spelled out secret messages.
  • Mask letters: Correspondence looked and read like normal letters, but its true message appeared when a shaped template was placed over the full letter.

Patriots must push back at woke insanity beyond typing “fr*ud” or “By-den” to avoid Big Tech censorship detection. Posting angry comments online and then watching Major League Baseball while sipping Coca-Cola and wearing Nike sneakers is not going to stop the Democrat Party’s march to Marxism.

To save our future, like the patriots of 250 years ago, we need to take a stand, speak up and speak out.  We are heading into the most racist era of our nation since Reconstruction.  Do not be subtle or use weasel words—be direct—Racism, black or white is wrong.

Pushing Back at the “Redcoats” Who Are Next Door to Us

By Robin Itzler, American Thinker,  4/16/21 

As Big Tech tightens its censorship noose around conservative communication, it becomes even more critical that patriots stay informed and connected. If farmers and shopkeepers in the 1770s could devise ways to communicate around the superior British Army to win the Revolutionary War, certainly conservatives in 2021 can be just as creative devising ways to circumvent our own “Redcoats” – Big Tech.

Here are just to examples of how Americans during the Revolutionary War circumvented Redcoat censorship:

  • Writing in code: Patriots used letters to represent other letters that spelled out secret messages.
  • Mask letters: Correspondence looked and read like normal letters, but its true message appeared when a shaped template was placed over the full letter.

Patriots must push back at woke insanity beyond typing “fr*ud” or “By-den” to avoid Big Tech censorship detection. Posting angry comments online and then watching Major League Baseball while sipping Coca-Cola and wearing Nike sneakers is not going to stop the Democrat Party’s march to Marxism.

Every conservative must do something! Whatever your something is, be the catalyst that promotes conservative values and pushes back against tyranny. This is one woman’s story.

It started in the summer of 2020 when Joe Biden was hiding in his basement and Donald Trump was holding triumphant rallies. Raucous online debates raged on a neighborhood social media site with neighbors yelling at neighbors. Biden supporters shouted, “Orange Man Bad” and Trump supporters screamed “Dementia Man Bad.” Accounts were temporarily disabled but it seemed to conservatives that it happened to them more often, usually after posting pro-Trump or pro-Christian/faith comments.

Annoyed with the hypocrisy, one member started a public group just for Trump supporters. However, accounts continued to be temporarily disabled as trolls visited and then complained about patriotic comments.

Frustrated, the public group morphed into a private group. But lacking the time or ability to vet hundreds of people, conservative accounts continued to be disabled as trolls enjoyed reporting people of faith, especially Trump supporters.

“Trumplicans” regularly contacted the company asking why their account was disabled. The standard response was that their comment didn’t adhere to “community guidelines.”

Community guidelines in Bejing? Moscow? Tehran? Hong Kong?

Besides the belief that there is an overarching anti-conservative bias on this neighborly site, woe to the person who goes against its liberal manifesto with a comment that:

  • Refers to COVID-19 as the Communist China Wuhan Party Virus.
  • Links an article that quotes experts claiming masks are useless.
  • Posts that fraud took place in the 2020 Presidential election resulting in Joe Biden stealing the presidency.
  • Says Joe Biden shows early signs of dementia.
  • Shares information about an upcoming pro-Trump or Recall Gavin Newsom rally.
  • Calls people illegally entering the United States illegal aliens.
  • Believes Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream that all lives matter.

Disabled – Disabled – Disabled – Disabled …. and in what appears an effort to further strangle conservative voices, the media site began banning the loudest pro-Trump, pro-Christian/faith users for one year.

Pushing back against liberal/progressive socialist insanity, this particular social media member started an email newsletter so she could write what would otherwise get her banned from the neighborhood site. The short weekly Trump Neighbors, which premiered in December, features commentary, upcoming local events, and rallies (including those she organizes and promotes), along with political news and contact info (for reaching politicians and CEOs). Within a short time, most of the private group members were receiving the newsletter, together with hundreds of other conservatives desperate to stay connected with fellow patriots. Readership grew as the newsletter was forwarded to like-minded family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

Her timing was good because the censoring site was moving even more to its Marxist left. A conservative friend passed on to the woman an email from one of the more active volunteers in the neighborhood group who had taken on the responsibility for policing the neighborhood social media site. This is that message, although the identifying features have been removed:

Content made in opposition, or as a retort, to support for racial equality is counterproductive and harmful to neighbors of color. We ask that members be mindful of engaging constructively in discussions of issues related to racial equality. While members are free to disagree in civil ways about the policies or tactics advocated by equality movement organizers and supporters, posts and comments intended to undermine their core messages of equality and tolerance are prohibited.

For these reasons:

Content promoting All Lives Matter is prohibited when it’s used to criticize or diminish the idea of racial equality, or the Black Lives Matter movement.

Content promoting Blue Lives Matter is prohibited when it’s used to criticize or diminish the idea of racial equality, or the Black Lives Matter movement. This slogan is permitted if the content is honoring, celebrating, or thanking the police for work done in a community, though we strongly encourage alternate ways of showing appreciation for police officers given the slogan’s controversial origins.

Content promoting White Lives Matter is prohibited on ***, as it is most commonly associated with white supremacist groups.

See our Hate & Terror Groups policy for more information.

In the years leading to America’s Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin referred to Colonial soldiers fighting the British Army for their independence as “patriots.” Today’s patriots are fighting a technological army that prefers totalitarianism instead of freedom, election cheating instead of election integrity, and some lives matter instead of all lives matter.

One local newsletter won’t change the Democrat Party’s stampede to Marxism. But it can most definitely help the noble cause when combined with the affirmative actions of millions of other conservative patriots across the country who are doing something more than just posting on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and screaming at the television.

Patriots in 2021 must think like their forebears in the 1770s and view Big Tech and woke corporations as “Redcoats.” From boycotts to buy-cotts; from writing letters and emails to making phone calls; from joining organizations to attending rallies and other imaginative ways – patriots must peacefully push back against tech and corporate authoritarian insanity or soon we will become the Marxist States of America.

What are you doing to save the United States of America from Marxism?