Newsom’s Threats Against Counties That Flout COVID-19 Rules Ring Hollow

Gavin Newsom is an empty suit.  He tells you to get Taco Bell take out, while he eats at the French Laundry.  Gavin closes government schools—while his kids go to a very expensive private school.  Nuisance believes that the virus is most deadly during the middle of the night.  That is what a second grader could believe, not an adult.-

“It has been six months since Gavin Newsom threatened to withhold aid from counties that fail to enforce the state’s public health orders. But even as rising hospitalizations break hospital systems and deaths overwhelm morgues, counties that have failed to take coronavirus seriously haven’t lost a dime.

Placer’s decision to end its COVID-19 emergency declaration prompted its former health officer to resign. Sheriffs in El Dorado, Sacramento, and Riverside County have made names for themselves by openly refusing to enforce the rules.”

Newson is a failure.  Masks, social distancing, curfews, killing of millions of jobs, lockdowns—the more he doubles down on these methods, the worse the virus gets.  You would think that  after nine months of failure he would change the policies.  Bur since his goal is not about health, but power, he is happy with the results of his mandates.

Newsom’s Threats Against Counties That Flout COVID-19 Rules Ring Hollow

California County News, 1/13/21    

It has been six months since Gavin Newsom threatened to withhold aid from counties that fail to enforce the state’s public health orders. But even as rising hospitalizations break hospital systems and deaths overwhelm morgues, counties that have failed to take coronavirus seriously haven’t lost a dime.

Placer’s decision to end its COVID-19 emergency declaration prompted its former health officer to resign. Sheriffs in El Dorado, Sacramento, and Riverside County have made names for themselves by openly refusing to enforce the rules.

“Unless there’s clear consequences for our health orders, people will continue to ignore them,” Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, told the Sacramento Bee. “Both businesses and individuals.”

Meantime, patients wait hours for ambulances and hospitals ration their oxygen supplies.

Though no counties have faced penalties, the cities of Atwater and Coalinga have. They allowed their businesses to stay open by declaring them “essential” in Coalinga’s case, or declaring the entire city a “sanctuary” for local business in the case of Atwater. The money they lost out on was redirected for testing, according to the state.

California continues to grapple with a tragic public health situation. The state recorded 36,487 new cases and 548 deaths on Tuesday.

New Study Finds COVID Transmission in Schools Is ‘Extremely Rare’

The only surprise here is that Democrats, the media, the social media and government allowed this story to be printed.  Nothing new here, we have known that transmission of the virus in schools is extremely rare.  Our schools are closed because of the unions and political power, not because of facts.  Unions and the media have made everybody afraid of coming within a few feet of others—though the masks, social distancing, killing of jobs, closing of schools and churches, curfews have ALL failed.

“In a collaborative study between Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, researchers discovered that among 11 school districts with nearly 100,000 staff and students, there were no instances of children passing the coronavirus to adults during in-person instruction. Researchers found just 32 cases of either kid-to-kid or adult-to-adult coronavirus transmission over nine weeks.

The study also slammed school policies that ask individuals to self-quarantine if they come within six feet of a person infected with coronavirus for more than 15 minutes, even if both individuals wore masks. The study calls the policy “counter-productive,” as transmission of the coronavirus when properly wearing a mask is “uncommon” in school settings. Researchers also said the policy sends a mixed message to the public on the benefit of face coverings.”

What has been accomplished is the isolation of citizens, the cancelling of free speech and religious activity.  Education has been destroyed—could you trust a teacher that refused to go to work, regardless of the facts?  It is official, we live in a totalitarian society.

New Study Finds COVID Transmission in Schools Is ‘Extremely Rare’

Chrissy Clark, Washington Free Beacon,  1/12/21 

A new peer-reviewed study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that in-school transmission of COVID-19 is “extremely rare.”

In a collaborative study between Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, researchers discovered that among 11 school districts with nearly 100,000 staff and students, there were no instances of children passing the coronavirus to adults during in-person instruction. Researchers found just 32 cases of either kid-to-kid or adult-to-adult coronavirus transmission over nine weeks.

The study also slammed school policies that ask individuals to self-quarantine if they come within six feet of a person infected with coronavirus for more than 15 minutes, even if both individuals wore masks. The study calls the policy “counter-productive,” as transmission of the coronavirus when properly wearing a mask is “uncommon” in school settings. Researchers also said the policy sends a mixed message to the public on the benefit of face coverings.

The study concluded that “schools can stay open safely in communities with widespread community transmission.”

This conclusion contradicts claims by teachers’ unions that vaccines won’t be enough to return to in-person learning. The costs of remote learning, meanwhile, have been high: A study of 4.4 million students found that minority and low-income children are disproportionately harmed by school closures.

Other studies have likewise indicated that schools are not driving COVID-19 infections. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an ABC interview that the default position should be “to keep the children in school or to get them back to school.”

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Labor Department Cracks Down on Wage Undercutting by Foreign Workers

One way Silicon Valley makes its big bucks is by hiring overseas workers, on special visas.  They can fire American, hire the foreigners at a much lower wage.  Then in a couple of years, get new workers for less, again.  Trump tried to stop that—looks like Biden is going after American jobs, just as he did under Obama.

“Scalia will likely be succeeded by President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for labor secretary, Marty Walsh. As mayor of Boston, Walsh worked to create a more hospitable environment for foreign workers, passing legislation making Boston a sanctuary city for illegal immigration. In 2018, Walsh ignored pleas from ICE to crack down on his city’s immigration issues.

Like under Obama, Biden is making sure foreigners, not Americans have jobs.

Labor Department Cracks Down on Wage Undercutting by Foreign Workers

Jack Beyrer, Washington Free Beacon,  1/12/21   

The Department of Labor will enact new measures to crack down on the undercutting of American wages by foreign workers.

The department announced in a Tuesday press release that it will set new wage rates for foreign workers to prevent potential abuses of the pay scale that undercut American wages. The reform is intended to safeguard job opportunities for American workers, according to the release.

The wage scale for paying foreign workers is too low, the department said, and undermines the wages and employment opportunities of U.S. workers.

“The Department also determined that the existing wage levels were artificially low and provided an opportunity for employers to hire and retain foreign workers at wages well below what their U.S. counterparts earn, creating an incentive to prefer foreign workers to U.S. workers,” a Labor Department outline of the new regulation reads. “Existing wage levels [are] … at odds with the statutory scheme and [cause] downward pressure on the wages of the domestic workforce.”

Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the new labor reforms will cut down on abuse in the foreign worker economy. 

“The U.S. Department of Labor is taking these steps to strengthen wage protections, address abuses in visa programs, and protect American workers from being undercut by cheaper foreign labor,” Scalia said. 

Scalia will likely be succeeded by President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for labor secretary, Marty Walsh. As mayor of Boston, Walsh worked to create a more hospitable environment for foreign workers, passing legislation making Boston a sanctuary city for illegal immigration. In 2018, Walsh ignored pleas from ICE to crack down on his city’s immigration issues.

Scalia’s wage reforms will take effect 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register.

Ignore the Teachers Unions and Open the Schools

Every scientific indicator shows schools are the lowest in the spreading of the virus.  Politicians have decided that unions are more important than science or the education of our children.

“Heritage Foundation education researcher Lindsey Burke points out that studies in 191 countries find “no consistent link between reopening schools and increased rates of COVID transmission.”

She says schools aren’t COVID-19 hotspots.

“But it’s logical that they would be,” I push back. “Kids are bunched together.”

“Positivity rates in schools are generally below those in the broader community,” she says.

Closed schools hurt low-income students most because they have fewer learning alternatives. The privileged get around union restrictions.

Almost all of California’s government-run schools are closed, but California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sends his kids to a private school that stayed open.”

Under the Democrats, only the rich can get an education in California.  Why do they hate us so much?  Why haven’t the parents revolted and forced the schools open?

Ignore the Teachers Unions and Open the Schools

“Keep the schools open,” said Anthony Fauci.

John Stossel, Reason,  1/13/21   

Is your child’s school open now?

Probably not—because teachers unions say that reopening would “put their health and safety at risk.”

They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. “If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can drop my dead body right here!” shouts one demonstrator in my new video.

But schools rarely spread COVID-19. Studies on tens of thousands of people found “no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of the coronavirus.”

Even Anthony Fauci, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, encouraged schools to reopen, saying “close the bars and keep the schools open.”

Heritage Foundation education researcher Lindsey Burke points out that studies in 191 countries find “no consistent link between reopening schools and increased rates of COVID transmission.”

She says schools aren’t COVID-19 hotspots.

“But it’s logical that they would be,” I push back. “Kids are bunched together.”

“Positivity rates in schools are generally below those in the broader community,” she says.

Closed schools hurt low-income students most because they have fewer learning alternatives. The privileged get around union restrictions.

Almost all of California’s government-run schools are closed, but California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sends his kids to a private school that stayed open.

“Choice for me, but not for thee!” quips Burke.

Kids blocked from attending school suffer more than academic losses, she adds. “Kids are social animals. A lack of their ability to interact in person, see their friends, see their teachers, is really having an impact.”

That’s not a good enough reason to open schools, say the unions. In my video, one San Antonio teacher argues: “We understand that in-person learning is more effective than online teaching, but that’s not the question. The question is what is safest.”

“But that’s really not at the heart of why unions are trying to keep schools closed,” says Burke. “It’s really a question of politics.”

Definitely. Union demands include all sorts of things unrelated to teacher safety. The Los Angeles union demands: defunding the police, a moratorium on charter schools, higher taxes on the wealthy, and “Medicare for All.”

“The Oregon Education Association…said they wanted the state to halt any transfers to virtual charter schools,” says Burke. “There’s clearly no health issue in a virtual setting.”

It’s revealing that government-run schools fight to stay closed, while most businesses—private schools, restaurants, hair salons, gyms, etc.—fight to be allowed to open.

Why is that? Burke points out that government schools “receive funding regardless of whether or not they reopen.”

So, union workers get paid even when they don’t work. Not working seems to be a big union goal.

At one point, LA teachers even secured a contract saying that they only are “required to provide instruction…four hours per day” and they will “not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing.”

Nice non-work if you can get it.

Yet, the teachers unions keep winning. They will win more now that Democrats control the federal government. Congress’ last stimulus package forbids any funds to be used to expand school choice: no “vouchers, tuition tax credit programs, education savings accounts, scholarship programs, or tuition assistance programs.”

So, students lose. Parents lose. Taxpayers lose. America loses.

Unions win.

We asked 21 teachers unions to respond to the criticisms in this column. Not one would.

Their behavior reveals their true interest: power and money. Students come third.

Walters: California’s technology woes deepen

Hundreds of thousands cannot get their unemployment check.  The Governor is unable to provide data for any of his mandates killing off jobs, closing schools and churches, creating curfews, etc.

“Since then, it’s become even more evident that despite being the cradle of the digital revolution that has utterly transformed how humankind lives and works, California’s government just can’t make technology work well. In fact, its tech failures have gone the other way, making services even less reliable.

We’ve seen two spectacular examples in the first two years of Newsom’s governorship, meltdowns at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Employment Development Department. The DMV fiasco was annoying, but the one at EDD has serious human consequences, delaying or denying cash benefits to those suddenly thrown out of work by COVID-19 shutdowns while allowing billions of dollars to be squandered on fraudulent claims.”

His virus edicts show he failed high school science.  His continuation of the failed policies show his lack of reality and common sense.  Time for a Recall.

California’s technology woes deepen

by Dan Walters, CalMatters,  1/13/21   

In summary

California Gov. Gavin Newsom envisions a technology-heavy government that’s transparent, responsive and efficient. So far, it’s going backwards.

While doing his stretch in solitary confinement as lieutenant governor of California, Gavin Newsom wrote a book entitled “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government.”

In the book, published in 2013, Newsom sang the praises of digital technology and its potential for making government and its services more transparent, more efficient and more responsive.

A half-decade later, Newsom succeeded Jerry Brown in the governorship and thus management of a state government that had been struggling, with little success, to implement the technological nirvana he envisioned.

Since then, it’s become even more evident that despite being the cradle of the digital revolution that has utterly transformed how humankind lives and works, California’s government just can’t make technology work well. In fact, its tech failures have gone the other way, making services even less reliable.

We’ve seen two spectacular examples in the first two years of Newsom’s governorship, meltdowns at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Employment Development Department. The DMV fiasco was annoying, but the one at EDD has serious human consequences, delaying or denying cash benefits to those suddenly thrown out of work by COVID-19 shutdowns while allowing billions of dollars to be squandered on fraudulent claims.

Just this month, there was another. Software meant to hasten the distribution and application of vaccinations against COVID-19 stumbled, contributing to California’s subpar rollout of lifesaving inoculations against the dread disease and thus possibly adding to the pandemic’s already horrendous death roll.

Asked about the vaccination tech failures as he rolled out his new state budget last week, Newsom responded, rather lamely, “We have a lot of work to do in bringing California into the digital age.”

No kidding.

A day before Newsom’s budget announcement, the state auditor’s office gave California’s sorry efforts to implement technology another black mark on its most ambitious project, Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal), meant to become a centralized repository of financial data.

The FI$Cal project began 15 years go and Auditor Elaine Howle has been a frequent critic of its years of delay in implementation, ever-increasing costs and ever-changing parameters.

In her latest report, Howle says those issues are still not resolved and not having a workable financial reporting system in place threatens some adverse consequences.

“State agencies using FI$Cal still struggle to complete required financial reports on time,” she told Newsom and legislative leaders. “Consequently, the state released its annual audited financial statements months late for the second year in a row. A late release of critical financial information increases the risk to the state of a lower credit rating, which could result in increased costs to taxpayers.”

Howle is especially critical of what she describes as deceptive information on what adopting FI$Cal will actually cost in relationship to what it will presumably accomplish when it is completed. As costs climb — the most recent estimate is $1 billion — the tasks to be performed have shrunken in apparent hopes that a half-baked system can be declared finished.

Faced with a sorry record on tech implementation, Newsom created an Office of Digital Innovation and charged it with making his lofty visions of “digital transformation and results-oriented government” a reality.

Newsom’s new budget refers obliquely to the DMV and EDD disasters by saying, “The events of 2020 highlighted the urgent need to modernize government services in an online environment.” He proposes to spend even more money on technology in the hope that it will ultimately pay off in better services at less cost.

At the moment, however, he’s trying to make water run uphill.

Emergency field hospital funded by private donations airlifted to Los Angeles County

California has the highest taxes in the nation.  Still, L.A. County needs private groups to provide needed hospital space for the pandemic.  You would think that killing hundreds of thousands of jobs in the county, masks, curfews, social distancing, and the virus would be solved.  Instead the bigger the lockdown, the bigger the problem.

“The charitable nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted an Emergency field hospital to Los Angeles County at the request of Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster.

The county has reported a surge of COVID-19 cases, with local officials reporting that a person dies there from the coronavirus every eight minutes.

In Lancaster, located in Los Angeles County, more than 8,000 patients are hospitalized, with roughly 20 percent in intensive care. According to state data, more than 12,000 coronavirus patients have died from or with the coronavirus in Los Angeles County.

This is being provided by a Christian group—an organization detested by Democrat officeholders and leadership.  Glad we have Christians to solve the problem of a government that abuses the citizens and taxpayers.

Emergency field hospital funded by private donations airlifted to Los Angeles County

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square, 1/12/21     

(The Center Square) – The charitable nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted an Emergency field hospital to Los Angeles County at the request of Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster.

The county has reported a surge of COVID-19 cases, with local officials reporting that a person dies there from the coronavirus every eight minutes.

In Lancaster, located in Los Angeles County, more than 8,000 patients are hospitalized, with roughly 20 percent in intensive care. According to state data, more than 12,000 coronavirus patients have died from or with the coronavirus in Los Angeles County.

“Here in Lancaster, at Antelope Valley Hospital, the rooms and the wards are completely overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients,” said Samaritan Purse’s Edward Graham, the youngest son of Franklin Graham and grandson of Billy Graham.

Franklin Graham founded the organization, which specializes “in meeting critical needs in the world’s most troubled regions, often working through ministry partners already on the scene of a crisis.” In the U.S., the organization works with staff and volunteers to provide emergency aid in response to various crises.

“The doctors and nurses themselves can’t get a reprieve,” Edward Graham, who works in the nonprofit’s Programs & Government Relations division and who helped set up the Emergency Field Hospital, said. “There’s no break, they don’t see the end of this, and they’ve asked for help – along with the community leaders, the mayor, and the church leadership here.”

The 50-plus bed facility, equipped as a respiratory care unit, is staffed by a Samaritan’s Purse DART (disaster assistance response team), which includes doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. It is located in the parking lot of Antelope Valley Hospital.

They will receive patients who are COVID-positive who do not need the support of a ventilator.

The unit is similar to one Samaritan’s Purse opened last week in western North Carolina and the fifth it has deployed in response to the coronavirus.

The operation involved a DC-8 cargo jet, which airlifted much of the equipment needed to Southern California, and tents that were set up were transported by the organization’s tractor trailer from its warehouse in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. It is funded by donations to the organization and at no cost to taxpayers.

Arizona Librarian Fired for Push to Keep Politics Out of Libraries

Imagine a world where the Library MUST become an affiliate of radical, violent, bigoted organizations like BLM.  A librarian is FIRED for the crime of trying to keep the library non political.

“In July, Arizona librarian Ron Kelley received an email from the American Library Association—the largest librarian association in the world—soliciting individuals to join the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelley, who had served in his position for nine years, replied to the list-serve with an email titled “Keep Politics Off This Discussion Group,” in which he argued that libraries should remain neutral and apolitical. Following two complaints to the Flagstaff Library regarding his email, Kelley was fired from his job.

This is how dictatorships work—they force to to have only one belief—if you refuse, you get cancelled, you become a non person.  While this is in Arizona, expect the same in California.

Arizona Librarian Fired for Push to Keep Politics Out of Libraries

‘Our job as librarians is to provide access to information from all points of view’

Chrissy Clark, Washington Free Beacon,  1/11/21 

An Arizona librarian was fired after he called for libraries to be apolitical spaces.

In July, Arizona librarian Ron Kelley received an email from the American Library Association—the largest librarian association in the world—soliciting individuals to join the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelley, who had served in his position for nine years, replied to the list-serve with an email titled “Keep Politics Off This Discussion Group,” in which he argued that libraries should remain neutral and apolitical. Following two complaints to the Flagstaff Library regarding his email, Kelley was fired from his job.

Prior to Kelley’s removal, the American Library Association released material instructing employees to embrace “critical librarianship,” which asks libraries and librarians to analyze how they “consciously and unconsciously support systems of oppression.” Its core tenet is that neutrality harms oppressed groups. As one Portland librarian put it in the American Libraries magazine, remaining neutral as a librarian “upholds inequality and represents indifference to the marginalization of members of our community.”

Kelley told the Washington Free Beacon that this idea was wrongheaded.

“Our job as librarians is to provide access to information from all points of view, and let people make up their own minds,” he said. Critical librarianship is “rejecting neutrality in the library. This goes against what the premise of a free society and what a library should be.”

Under the auspices of “critical librarianship,” the American Library Association has in recent years attacked “the gender binary” as an outdated, oppressive concept. The organization also promotes “drag queen story hours” across the nation and calls for maintaining “queer and trans of color archives” and “naming and calling out microaggressions.”

Kelley told the Free Beacon he was perplexed that a drag-queen story hour can take place in a public library but that defending viewpoint neutrality leaves him without a job.

The Flagstaff Public Library could not be reached for comment.

Exploring UCLA’s goal to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

UCLA has decided it will be a ONE RACE school.  Instead of teaching all students, making all students a priority, they have determined that ONLY Hispanics deserve a quality education.

“Despite roadblocks for a future of stronger diversity,UCLA has made a promise to increase representation in its student body through efforts to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

In a campuswide email sent Dec. 7, Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter announced UCLA’s plan to become federally designated as an HSI by 2025.

An HSI is defined as an institution whose student body is composed of at least 25% full-time Hispanic students. The designation originated in 1992 when a bill written by Sen. Claiborne Pell, a Democrat from Rhode Island, was passed by Congress.

If you are a non-Hispanic student be aware you will not get the best, you are not wanted at UCLA.  Racism has become the hallmark of California schools.  UCLA could well become the Old Miss of 1960—one race only.  I bet your thought California was opposed to racism—stop reading the headlines and read the facts.

The Quad: Exploring UCLA’s goal to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

By Avanthika Panchapakesan, Daily Bruin,  1/12/21 

Despite roadblocks for a future of stronger diversity,UCLA has made a promise to increase representation in its student body through efforts to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

In a campuswide email sent Dec. 7, Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter announced UCLA’s plan to become federally designated as an HSI by 2025.

An HSI is defined as an institution whose student body is composed of at least 25% full-time Hispanic students. The designation originated in 1992 when a bill written by Sen. Claiborne Pell, a Democrat from Rhode Island, was passed by Congress.

Several federal agencies, including the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, allow HSIs the opportunity to apply for grant funding for their universities once the designation is reached.

There are currently 539 HSIs across the United States. Six of the nine UC campuses — Merced, Irvine, Riverside, Davis, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz — are already HSIs.

Block and Carter said in their emailed statement the decision to become an HSI stems from the university’s public responsibility to serve California and the country’s shifting demographics.

The Hispanic community is the largest ethnic group in the state of California, representing 39.4% of the state’s population. Los Angeles, particularly, is 48.6% Hispanic/Latino.

The 19.1% of UCLA’s student population that identifies as Hispanic/Latino stands starkly against these statewide and citywide numbers.

Research professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA Patricia Gándara said given LA’s large Latino population, it is distressing that UCLA has not yet become an HSI.

“Los Angeles (has) the second-largest Latino or Mexican-origin population in the world, after Mexico City,” Gándara said. “(The Latino community is) obviously a very large and important part of the population area that UCLA serves.”

An HSI designation can increase attendance rates, improve academic performance and strengthen interracial relations among UCLA students, according to the emailed statement from Carter and Block.

Data finds that graduation rates at public HSIs are higher than non-HSI public institutions. According to the American Council on Education, 74.1% and 77.9% of full-time students at public and private HSIs respectively graduate within six years compared to the 42.7% federal rate for public universities and 49.1% for private universities.

To get a sense of what an HSI designation can bring, Bruins can look to UCSB. A mere 95 miles away from UCLA’s campus, UCSB was designated as an HSI in 2015.

UCSB Educational Opportunity Program counselor Angelica Caudillo said UCSB has dedicated HSIfunding toward building centers such as the Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success Student Center.

Established in 2015, ONDAS functions to support all first-generation students through academic peer tutoring services and faculty mentoring programs, Caudillo said.

Assistant director of the UCSB EOP Brenda Curiel said since the university became an HSI, campus diversity has not only increased over the years, but efforts and initiatives geared to support Hispanic students led by administrators have also risen.

“It has been great to see increased support on behalf of the university to support (first-generation) students and Latinx students,” Curiel said.

Over 26% of UCSB’s student population is Latino, which is greater than the population at UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Berkeley —the three UC campuses that are not designated as HSIs.

As a UCSB alumna and former financial aid staff member, Curiel said she has witnessed firsthand the broader range of UCSB students who come from diverse racial backgrounds and income brackets after HSI designation.

It is unknown how UCLA administrators plan to allocate funding if the university receives HSI designation. However, second-year public affairs student Hector De Leon said the Hispanic community at UCLA must be part of the decision-making process.

“There have to be Hispanic people from all parts of the community because the Hispanic community is largely diverse,” De Leon said. “There have to be people at the decision-making table … not just the administration that picks and chooses where the money goes to.”

In their emailed statement, Block and Carter said sociology professor Vilma Ortiz, education professor Sylvia Hurtado and Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships Alfred Herrera were the co-chairs of UCLA’s Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force.

Though the designation is welcomed, there are a few areas where HSIs have fallen short. According to a survey conducted by Gallup, Strada Education Network and Excelencia in Education, 66% of HSI graduates found their alma mater’s career services difficult to navigate and access.

Third-year Chicana and Chicano studies student Jorge Cruz-Deleon said he wants more information on how UCLA will support undocumented and Hispanic students after being designated as an HSI.

“What resources are they really going to offer us?” Cruz-Deleon said. “Sometimes, to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution is like a little trophy they have. And we’re not trophies, we’re students. We’ve got feelings, we have needs.”

As Expected: Biden Appoints RACIST/Anti-Semite as “Civil Rights” Chief

If you supported the theory of the KKK on discrimination, you will love the new head of Civil Rights for Joe Biden.  If you think the world is a Jewish plot, then you will love the appointee of Biden’s’ to run civil rights in this nation.  In fact, civil rights will be run over—especially if you are Jewish or white.  Only Joe Biden will get a pass.

“Clarke also came in for criticism from Jewish students after she invited the anti-Semitic academic Tony Martin to campus in her capacity as president of the Black Students Association. Martin, then a professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, promoted false theories implicating a Jewish cabal in the global slave trade and self-published a book called The Jewish Onslaught just one year before visiting Harvard at Clarke’s request.A majority of Martin’s faculty colleagues condemned the book as anti-Semitic, according to a 2001 column in the Boston Globe.

“Professor Martin is an intelligent, well-versed Black intellectual who bases his information of [sic] indisputable fact,” Clarke said in response to critics of Martin’s visit.

Obama set race relations back twenty years—Biden wants to set them back 100 years.  Bigotry is the hallmark of his Administration.

Biden Pick For Civil Rights Chief Promoted Racism and Anti-Semitism at Harvard

Photo Courtesy of Rusty Stewart, Flickr

Kevin Daley, Washington Free Beacon, 1/12/21 

Kristen Clarke, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, advanced pseudoscientific theories of black racial superiority and organized an event with a notorious anti-Semite as a student at Harvard University.

Clarke and a coauthor outlined “the genetic differences between Blacks and whites” in a 1994 letter to the editors of Harvard’s student newspaper, which criticized the political scientist Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve. The genetic difference they identify, varying levels of melanin between whites and blacks, accounts for disparate cognitive abilities, physical power, and even spirituality, the pair said. The so-called melanin theory has no basis in science.

“Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities—something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards,” they wrote.

Clarke’s remarks will ignite a white-hot confirmation battle in the Senate at a time of heightened racial tension. Though the incendiary statements are more than 25 years old, several of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees were grilled over comparatively tamer items they wrote as college students, prompting public apologies and even a withdrawal. If confirmed, Clarke would shape federal litigation strategies and lead enforcement of the nation’s civil-rights statutes. Tucker Carlson Tonight was the first to report on her writings.

Clarke also came in for criticism from Jewish students after she invited the anti-Semitic academic Tony Martin to campus in her capacity as president of the Black Students Association. Martin, then a professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, promoted false theories implicating a Jewish cabal in the global slave trade and self-published a book called The Jewish Onslaught just one year before visiting Harvard at Clarke’s request.A majority of Martin’s faculty colleagues condemned the book as anti-Semitic, according to a 2001 column in the Boston Globe.

“Professor Martin is an intelligent, well-versed Black intellectual who bases his information of [sic] indisputable fact,” Clarke said in response to critics of Martin’s visit.

Though the views Clarke advanced at Harvard might be excused as harmless dorm-room radicalism, senators from both parties were hard on Trump nominees who made milder remarks as college students.

Ryan Bounds was one such nominee. He was slated for a seat on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals until a leftwing advocacy group circulated a series of opinion columns he wrote about race-based student groups and campus multicultural initiatives as a student at Stanford.

In one piece, Bounds mocked diversity events as “feel-good ethnic hoedowns.” In another, he said the school’s “strident racial factions” employed tactics similar to those of the Nazis. He apologized for those and other statements during his confirmation hearing, calling them overheated and disrespectful.

Sens. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) nonetheless joined with Democrats and opposed Bounds on a procedural vote, citing Bounds’s undergraduate writings and their belated disclosure to lawmakers. The White House withdrew Bounds’s nomination in July 2018.

Judge Neomi Rao’s 2019 nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was likewise endangered over an op-ed she wrote about alcohol and sexual assault. As an undergraduate at Yale, Rao argued that women bear some complicity for date rape.

“A woman, like a man, decides when and how much to drink,” she wrote. “And if she drinks to the point where she can no longer choose, well, getting to that point was part of her choice. Implying that a drunk woman has no control over her actions, but a drunk man does, strips women of all moral responsibility.”

The article seriously imperiled Rao’s nomination. At the time, Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) had only just revealed that she was sexually assaulted in college. Ernst said the column gave her pause, and she met privately with Rao to smooth the issue over. Ernst’s concerns came as Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) suggested he would oppose Rao, citing legal scholarship Rao produced hinting at a liberal bent on social issues.

Justice Clarence Thomas, a Rao mentor, ultimately helped salvage the nomination. The justice spoke privately with Hawley and Scott about Rao, who clerked in his chambers in 2001. She was confirmed in March 2019.

The Biden transition office did not respond to requests for comment about Clarke.

Hey Corporate Execs, Here Are Some Democrats You Can Dump For ‘Undermining Democracy’

Corporations are only concerned about their bottom line and being in good with the powers that control.  They look to government for contracts and for legislation to put their competitors out of business.  Now they are upset with President Trump, but were quiet when Democrats undermined democracy.

“‘Over a dozen other companies joined the growing group on Monday: Hilton Hotels, American Airlines, BP, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Boston Scientific, Microsoft, Hallmark, Facebook, and Visa all said they will suspend and review political giving to both parties, while AirBnB, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, American Express, Mastercard, and Dow, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, are halting donations to the Republican objectors specifically for either a few either a few months or an indefinite period of time.’

We certainly hope that these companies will be consistent and include Democrats who cast precisely the same vote in 2005 — to object to Ohio electors for the purpose of investigating alleged irregularities — in their donation ban.

So if Republicans question an election, they need to be banished.  When Democrats do it, they look the other way while upping their donations to the Democrats.  Hypocrisy—the corporate way.

Hey Corporate Execs, Here Are Some Democrats You Can Dump For ‘Undermining Democracy’

The Committee to Unleash Prosperity, 1/13/21 

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There is a corporate stampede to stop PAC donations to Republicans for the sin of voting against certifying electors from states, on suspicion of election irregularities.

Companies that have announced a suspension or ban on such donations started with Marriott, and Commerce Bancshares.

According to Forbes:

‘Over a dozen other companies joined the growing group on Monday: Hilton Hotels, American Airlines, BP, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Boston Scientific, Microsoft, Hallmark, Facebook, and Visa all said they will suspend and review political giving to both parties, while AirBnB, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, American Express, Mastercard, and Dow, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, are halting donations to the Republican objectors specifically for either a few either a few months or an indefinite period of time.’

We certainly hope that these companies will be consistent and include Democrats who cast precisely the same vote in 2005 — to object to Ohio electors for the purpose of investigating alleged irregularities — in their donation ban.

For their convenience, we supply the list: