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Posted by  September 17, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://thepatriotchronicles.com/news-for-you/california-puts-a-travel-ban-on-another-state-for-refusing-to-fund-cosmetic-surgery/

California has added another state to their ever-growing blacklist. This time it is Iowa. So what is it that Iowa has done to deserve the honor of being reviled by California? Well, they decided that to stop funding cosmetic surgery for people on Medicaid. By cosmetic surgery, I mean gender transition surgery as it is not life-saving and only changes your outward appearance. California, of course, became unhinged over the news.

The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

Conservatives have called the law ineffective, inconveniencing, possibly unconstitutional and hypocritical. The state’s sports teams have turned to private funding to get around the restrictions, according to The Los Angeles Times.”

The law also prohibits using public resources to send academics and sports teams from California universities to the 10 states, but travel has continued as teams turn to private financing, including donations from boosters and corporate sponsors, to keep their schedules.

When the Cal State Long Beach men’s basketball team was invited in November to play in a tournament in Starkville, Miss., it asked the company that staged the tournament to cover its travel and hotel costs. Track stars were able to participate in the NCAA Track and Field National Championships this year because of private funds raised from supporters, said Andy Fee, the university’s athletic director.

“It’s extra work,” Fee said. “We’ve been lucky that we do have folks who understand the need to fundraise private dollars.”

So refusing to have taxpayers cover cosmetic surgery is discrimination? Seems like making the list is almost like an honor.



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Written by K. Walker on September 16, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/09/joe-bidens-troubling-history-the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/

Biden’s bizarre resurfaced “Corn Pop” story shines a spotlight on the former Vice President’s biases.

Joe Biden has claimed that he has been advocating for civil rights for decades. Considering some of his policy positions, frankly, this could be argued either way. In the 1970s, he joined forces with segregationists (bad move) to oppose busing which, admittedly, was a largely unpopular practice and there were many in the black community who opposed it. Now, some portions of his ’94 Crime Bill are being viewed as racist for being tough on crime. 

Personally, I don’t think that Joe Biden is racist in the conventional sense. But I do think that the Vice President has based his advocacy on the pervasive elitist, leftist idea that African Americans require government intervention to level the playing field because they just can’t make it on their own.

In a series of “gaffes” over the years, it appears that although Biden seems to believe that “all men are created equal” his policy positions don’t give enough credit to the African American community.

This would normally be a classic case of “implicit bias” much-touted on the woke left as evidence of the need to reform all of society but not into the “colorblind” model advocated by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. but into a self-segregated society where hierarchy is determined by levels of oppression.

Back in 2000 when George W. Bush was still a presidential hopeful, he gave a speech at the 91st annual convention of the NAACP. During that speech, he spoke about a form of bias that was less overt than slavery, Jim Crow, and redlining — the “soft bigotry of low expectations.” 

Joe Biden embodies this concept.

Over the weekend, Biden attended a memorial commemorating the 1963 KKK bombing of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 16th Street Baptist Church which injured more than a dozen people and killed four black girls — Addie Mae Collins, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and Cynthia Wesley, 14.

In his address in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the main outposts of the Civil Rights movement, Biden asserts that “hate is on the rise again” implying that this is being stoked by President Trump. He invokes Charlottesville, (and by extension, the “Fine People Hoax”) as a reason that he is the one to lead the “battle for the soul of America.”

Really? Joe Biden is the one to lead us to racial unity?

If it’s “on the rise again” why should we trust the guy that was Vice President for 8 years and led to that rise?

Biden says that he is a champion of civil rights and the “original sin of slavery” must be addressed or the American Dream won’t be possible.

No American Dream for blacks, eh, Joe? Someone ought to tell that to Kanye… and Oprah.. and Beyoncé. And one of the finest actors alive today, Denzel Washington. Oh, and Will Smith along with the other three famous members of his family. I shouldn’t forget the vast majority of the NBA, and NFL, as well as huge swaths of the music industry. And someone else…Barack Hussein Obama.

None of these people can achieve the American Dream until the United States deals with the legacy of slavery.

Leading the charge to denounce slavery 154 years post-abolition?

Joe Biden, Civil Rights Leader Extraordinaire!

You can see how he was able to make peace with black gang members in Delaware back in 1962 when he was just a lifeguard at an all-black pool in an area that he describes as a poor, black neighborhood.

Biden’s “Corn Pop” story is beyond strange. ClashDaily has already covered it here. 

But it is also revealing, as are most of his “gaffes.”

As previously mentioned, Biden sided with segregationists to oppose busing, but he did so, he says, because it was “a rejection of the whole movement of black pride.”

See that? He opposed integration and sided with racists in order to support black pride. Yet Biden is very proud of his civil rights record.

He has advocated for increased funding for urban schools in poor neighborhoods because poor kids are just and bright and talented as white kids.”

While that sounds like he doesn’t hold a discriminatory view of the value or ability of minorities, it does indeed imply that he believes that “poor kids” are also not white kids.

The most glaring example of Biden’s low expectations of black Americans was revealed in the last debate. In his response to the question of dealing with the legacy of slavery, Biden says that the problem is institutional racism, and then he goes off on education. He says that there should be increased funding for poor schools. He also says that other things can be done to deal with the problems at home, including that parents “don’t know quite what to do” with their own kids. He wants social workers to go into homes and teach parents how to raise their kids. Biden says that kids from a very poor background hear fewer words, so it’s important to have “the record player on at night.”

While that record player comment highlighted just how old Biden is, it was also telling that that is what he thought of poor parents — and that those parents were obviously black because the question was about the legacy of slavery.

But that’s not all Biden has done.

There was this yikes moment where he implies that a large proportion of the black community doesn’t engage in safe sex because black men think condoms are “unmanly” and black women don’t know how to say “no.”

That is just awful.

Sure, he may have meant it in a good way, but that’s precisely what is meant by the “soft bigotry” of low expectations. Do black people really need “white saviors” to sail into their communities and tell them how to behave because they just don’t know better? That’s what he’s implying.

Let’s also not forget that Biden said that Barack Obama was “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Let’s be real, this is probably what got him the job as Veep. (That and Obama had a real dislike for Hillary, but then, who doesn’t?)

For decades, Biden’s questionable racial comments have been given a pass by the Media(D). Don’t expect that to continue, however. The Media(D) has decided that they don’t want to back the “moderate” horse, but go full-steam ahead with far-leftism and Sen. Elizabeth Warren(D-MA).

The Biden camp has even complained about the “fact-checking” and wokescolding of the young, hip, Media(D) who “just don’t get” the appeal that Biden has.

I understand it. He’s not a complete crazy person like the rest of the future 2020 Also-Rans. And that’s really complimentary considering his atrocious gaffes and mildly bigoted statements.

What I cannot understand is how he is still able to get such overwhelming support in the black community. It is really the support from the black community that is keeping Biden at the top of the Democratic heap. He and Bernie Sanders have cornered the majority of the black vote, and Biden has more than double the support that Sanders has — 41% to Bernie’s 20%.

Do they not see the bigotry? Is it invisible to them? Maybe it’s his self-effacing apologies for whiteness that makes them forgive Uncle Joe’s little racial “gaffes.”

During his speech in Alabama, he said that “white people” can “never fully, fully understand” racism.

This, too, is disingenuous.

It also plays into another of his biases — that white people cannot be discriminated against. He ascribes to the ridiculous intersectional attitude that all black Americans have suffered, do suffer, and may continue to suffer, from racism in modern America unless Joe Biden becomes President.

Suggesting that racism doesn’t exist against white people in 2019 is utterly absurd. But then, Joe Biden is a white Democrat, so he probably hasn’t seen very much of it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

ClashDaily’s Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the ‘intersectional’ crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against ‘white privilege’ education in public schools. She’s also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

Posted By Kevin Jackson | 

URL of the original posting site: https://theblacksphere.net/2019/09/democrats-lose-billionaire-bloomberg/

Democrats, quicksand, #KevinJackson, #TBS, #TeamKJ

Democrats find themselves in quicksand. And when you’re stuck in quicksand, you’re not supposed to struggle, but relax and wait on help.

Since no help comes for the beleaguered racists, they struggle mightily.

Billionaire Tom Steyer entered the race for president, thus taking his billions away from other potential candidates. Next, billionaire Howard Schultz removed himself from the Democratic Party, even threatening to run as an Independent. Then, crazy as it may be, George Soros issued up Trump’s praises. And now we get the wealthiest billionaire Leftist to date to rethink the Democrats.

Michael Bloomberg co-opted Leftism while mayor of New York. He brought the concept of Big Brother limiting the amount of sugary soda New Yorkers could drink. And while I’m sure Bloomberg remains a hardcore Leftist in many respects, he does see something sinister on that side of the aisle.

Bloomberg recognizes how the Left shuts down the First Amendment.

In a piece Bloomberg penned recently, he discusses “certainty of free speech”.

The essence of American democracy is that people who disagree, however profoundly, can set forth their views, let the democratic system under the Constitution settle matters for the moment, accept the outcome until the next election, and continue to engage with one another productively in the ordinary course of their lives. To put it simply, healthy democracy is about living with disagreement, not eliminating it.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the retreat from liberal political discourse can be found on the training grounds for tomorrow’s leaders: college campuses.
This sad reality was laid bare in a pair of columns published last week in Bloomberg Opinion by Steven Gerrard, a professor of philosophy at Williams College. Gerrard quotes a letter from students outlining their views on the subject: “‘Free Speech,’ as a term, has been co-opted by right-wing and liberal parties as a discursive cover for racism, xenophobia, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and classism.”
Unfortunately, it isn’t just students who see free speech as pernicious.
At a Williams faculty meeting about free speech, a professor stated that, “to ask for evidence of violent practices is itself a violent practice.” This view suggests universities must suppress the very act of reasoning. Incredibly, many seem willing to try.

Leftists propose the idea that challenging their views on issues is in effect violence against their views, ergo violence against them.

This proves a point I often make that Leftists pretend to be against the very thing they represent.

Thus in this example, I contend that Leftists commit violence against Conservatives routinely, in both speech and actions.

Leftists categorize, label, and profile Conservatives, sight unseen. Yet they accuse us of “bucketizing” them. Who categorizes people, i.e. the LGBTQ, blacks, women, Latinos, etc. Who has the “coalitions” for every so-called oppressed group on the planet?

Moreover, who truly are the most violent groups in America? Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Democrats’ own neo-Nazis, and other Leftist anarchy groups. In contrast, Conservatives have the Tea Party.

I dare any Leftist to compare the activities of the Tea Party Community to those of Leftist groups.

Back to Bloomberg.

He references the University of Chicago’s commitment to free speech:

In 2015, the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago published a statement affirming the centrality of free speech. It said that “the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed.”

Not that long ago, this would have been seen as uncontroversial. Universities are about free inquiry or they are about nothing. More than four years later, only some 67 institutions – out of more than 4,000 across the U.S. – have adopted or endorsed the Chicago Statement.

Only 67 of 4000 thought-cancer centers have adopted the First Amendment.

So what do these 3,933 non-First Amendment colleges teach? One thought. Leftism.

Bloomberg continues,

The lack of support for the Chicago Statement among leaders in higher education has helped allow intolerance to seep deeper into the culture. The idea that words can be a form of violence, fully as threatening as actual violence, is now commonplace. As a result, the range of views needing to be suppressed, rather than entertained, challenged and refuted, is vast.
It makes little difference whether radical intolerance of disagreement is based on an exaggerated desire for “safety” or grounded in a more elaborate, but no less bogus, theory of speech-as-violence. It also doesn’t matter whether it springs from hatred of President Trump or devotion to him. Regardless, this kind of culture cannot sustain a liberal democracy.
Nor can it sustain a constitutional republic.

When ideas, thoughts are considered too dangerous, a person loses his or her soul.

Consider a marriage. And the idea that husband and wife are too afraid to share their inner thoughts. How does this marriage survive?

The choices that must be made, like having children. How many should they have? Where and how should they raise them? How do you discipline them? And what of ideas around sex? Or choice of friends? Past experiences, and so on.

If one cannot share these thoughts, ideas, experiences, then the marriage is doomed.

Democrats are headed for the big D. They’ve lost another billionaire. I can’t see Bloomberg supporting any Democratic candidate. Also, let’s wait see if he donates to his alma mater.


Written by Allan Erickson on September 16, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/09/recalling-democrat-promises/

I recall when Democrats promised they were only trying to help the poor with government programs, that they weren’t pushing communism.

I recall Democrats promising they too wanted immigration reform, that they stood against massive importations of criminals and terrorists, right before they stood in favor of open borders followed by their attacks on ICE and border patrol agents.

I remember when Democrats promised they only wanted very few, safe abortions, only in the first trimester. I recall Democrats saying there were against public funding of abortion.

I can bring to mind a time when Democrats promised they only wanted to control bad guys with guns, that they had no intention of suspending the 2nd Amendment to confiscate our guns.

I also remember Democrats saying they were genuinely interested in ending racism, and then, they started race wars across the country.

I remember Obama promising he only wanted to help us get insurance, that he was not pushing socialized medicine.

I recall Obama and the rest saying they opposed sex marriage, just before they started promoting it and funding it and praising it.

I also remember Democrats promising to support religious liberty, just before they started attacking it.

I can even recall when Democrats promised to work with Republicans to solve the debt and deficit problems which are crushing us.

I remember Democrats promising they were in favor of traditional values, patriotism, the U.S. Constitution and liberty and justice for all.

Oh well.

What will Democrats promise next?!

Allan Erickson

Allan Erickson—Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012, serves on the board of http://www.RestoreAmerica.org. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. Register & Vote! Contact: allanlerickson@gmail.com

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