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Democrat CIVIL WAR: Mega donors REFUSE to support Biden campaign!

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 16:00

After Biden’s catastrophic debate performance highlighted his clear mental decline and the following disaster of an interview with George Stephanopoulos, some major Democrat donors are getting ready to run for the hills.

While Trump has been largely quiet despite the clear train wreck happening before America’s eyes, Sara Gonzales of “Sara Gonzales Unfiltered” knows why.

“You never interrupt an enemy when they’re making mistakes,” she says.

And Biden is definitely making mistakes.

One of the Biden-Harris campaign donors, Netflix’s co-founder and executive chairman Reed Hastings, told ABC News: “Biden is unfortunately in denial about his mental state. He needs to step aside to let a vigorous Democratic leader beat Trump.”

Hastings is not alone, with former PayPal CEO Bill Harris — who donated $620,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in 2020 — also telling ABC News that Biden “seemed old” in the interview and will turn off voters.

After the debate, Harris founded a political action committee that is pledging $2 million “to fund a series of debates among prominent candidates to become the Democratic nominee for president if Biden steps aside.”

While the pleas from donors for the president to step down are everywhere, many are also worried that Vice President Kamala Harris would be up next — and she’s hardly the answer to the Democrats' problem.

“There’s literally millions upon millions of dollars that have been donated to the Biden-Harris campaign. The only person that can use that money is, if Joe drops out, is Kamala,” Chad Prather tells Gonzales.

“There’s a lot of big donors out there who are saying, ‘Okay, we don’t want Kamala if Joe drops out. You don’t expect us to donate again,’” he continues, adding that “the Democrat party has themselves in quite the conundrum here.”

The Democrat Party chose Kamala Harris because she was not only a Democrat but a woman of color. Essentially, she was a DEI hire.

“They’ve caught themselves in a catch-22 because they wanted a woman of color. Well, guess what: Now you can’t replace that woman of color with somebody like, say, super-white Gavin Newsom because you built everything on the fact that DEI is where it’s at these days,” Prather says.

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DNI confirms Iranian operatives give financial support to pro-Hamas groups in the US

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 14:55

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines released a statement on Tuesday confirming foreign assets from Iran are not only encouraging the ongoing anti-Israel protests within the United States, but they are also providing financial support to keep the movement going.

Protests against Israel and the United States have been ongoing since Hamas' attacks in Israel on October 7, 2023. Various groups have been behind the college encampments and street protests that have happened in the months since. Some of them have taken a violent turn, including organized protests ending with attacks on the White House.

'In recent weeks, Iranian government actors have sought to opportunistically take advantage of ongoing protests regarding the war in Gaza.'

"As I noted in testimony to the Congress in May, Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in their foreign influence efforts, seeking to stoke discord and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions, as we have seen them do in the past, including in prior election cycles," Haines explained.

"They continue to adapt their cyber and influence activities, using social media platforms and issuing threats. It is likely they will continue to rely on their intelligence services in these efforts, as well as Iran-based online influencers, to promote their narratives," she continued. "In recent weeks, Iranian government actors have sought to opportunistically take advantage of ongoing protests regarding the war in Gaza, using a playbook we’ve seen other actors use over the years. We have observed actors tied to Iran’s government posing as activists online, seeking to encourage protests, and even providing financial support to protesters."

Haines went on to say that "Americans who participate in protests are, in good faith, expressing their views on the conflict in Gaza – this intelligence does not indicate otherwise," but that they may be unaware of how they are being used by the Iranian regime.

The protests are not going away with the summer season. Not only are anti-Israel protests planned for the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, but they are also planned for July 24, when Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking to Congress. Multiple groups have put out the call for their people to surround the Capitol building, with buses being provided to transport people to Washington, D.C., that day.

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Teens accused of gunning down Mississippi security guard with his own weapon

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 14:40

A beloved security guard in Mississippi is now dead after three teens allegedly shot him during an attempted robbery.

Early Monday morning, 60-year-old Roy Love was doing what he always did: providing armed security at M&M Food Mart, a gas station and convenience store in the capital city of Jackson. Two of Love's neighbors attested to his commitment to his job.

"He came to work every day," said Tony Williams.

"This man gets up every day and comes to work," added Jackie Kitchens.

'They were trying to steal the security guard’s gun, and they got it and killed him in the process — unbelievable.'

Around 1:30 a.m. that day, three teens — two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old — arrived at the store. Perhaps suspecting the kids were up to no good, Love approached them in the parking lot and asked them to leave.

Rather than obey, the three allegedly attempted to rob Love. During the scuffle, they reportedly managed to gain access to his gun and then used it to kill him.

According to Police Chief Joseph Wade, surveillance footage of the incident was difficult to watch. "They attacked him, took his weapon, and fired on him with [it]," he said at a press conference.

"This was very bold. They were trying to steal the security guard’s gun, and they got it and killed him in the process — unbelievable," Wade added. Love never drew his weapon, the chief stated.

Soon after the deadly shooting, Jackson officers received a tip to search the area near the intersection of Woody and Monticello Drive, which is located less than half a mile from M&M Food Mart. There, they apparently found the three teens, who were then arrested and booked into custody.

The teens have been charged with capital murder and ordered to be held without bail. Blaze News is not reporting their names.

"I can’t believe it, man," said Love's friend Tony Williams. "He was well known in the neighborhood, a neighborhood legend. ... A great guy. It’s mind-blowing."

"He will be missed."

Jackie Kitchens recalled that Love always kept an eye on the women in his neighborhood to make sure they were safe. "He sees us pull up out here. If it’s women, he’s going to come out here to make sure we’re in there safe and come back to our cars safe," she explained.

"For them to try and take his little gun from him, that’s just sad."

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Taxpayer dollars set to fund Oxford research over the link between milk and racism?!

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 14:30

Yes, you read that right. Milk is apparently racist, and we need taxpayer dollars to prove it.

Pat Gray and the “Unleashed” panel discuss how a team of academics at an Oxford museum plan to conduct research over milk’s link to colonialism, which will be funded by taxpaying U.K. citizens who surely will be thrilled to contribute to such a noble cause.

“An Oxford museum will research the political nature of milk and its colonial legacies. One of the experts involved has previously argued that milk is a Northern European obsession; it's been imposed on other parts of the world,” reads Pat.

“[Dr. Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp] said the assumption that milk was a key part of the human diet may be understood as a white supremacist one, as many populations outside Europe and North America have high levels of lactose intolerance in adulthood.”

It's Time We Talk About the Link Between Milk and Colonialism

The museum has announced that “it had received the funding,” but “the size of the grant has not yet been revealed.”

“The museum said by focusing on communities intersecting industry aid and government regulation, the project aims to center on heritage as a vital framework for understanding how colonial legacies influence contemporary issues that affect people's lives.”

Who knew milk was considered a contemporary issue?

“I am so pissed off at Borden right now. I am just so angry at their part in keeping people down,” says Pat sarcastically.

But in all seriousness, thank goodness “it's happening in Britain and not here.”

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Y​oungest female mayor in US history — a Trump-supporting college student in Georgia — chats about governing small town

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 14:25

The youngest female ever to assume a mayoral office in the United States is quickly learning to balance her private and political life in a tiny town in southern Georgia.

Last November, Brooke Huckaby was elected to serve as mayor of Arabi, Georgia, a small town with fewer than 450 residents about 150 miles south of Atlanta. She then took office in January and quickly learned firsthand that a mayor has more than a ceremonial role.

'Be cautious and hear out both sides.'

"I feel like I'm living three different lives sometimes because I'm bouncing from an interview like this and then I'm going to class, and then I'm going to work so balancing all that has, I would not say it's been a struggle, but it has been challenge, but one that I feel like I'm up to," she said recently.

As part of her municipal responsibilities, Huckaby has tackled important local concerns ranging from road construction to internet access, the Daily Mail reported. When stuck, she can always turn to her father, Craig Huckaby, who served as the mayor of Arabi for 12 years before his daughter took over in January.

Craig Huckaby is certainly proud of Brooke's accomplishments. He described her as "smart" and capable. "She'll do well," he claimed. He also gave her sound advice: "Be cautious and hear out both sides."

Brooke Huckaby does seem wise beyond her 21 years. In fact, she claimed that she became involved in local politics to help inspire other young people to become better engaged.

"It's just really concerning to me how people my age aren't involved in our economy or politics or any real thing going on in the world, and I just wanted to be the one to be able to make that change and take that step forward where other people aren't," Brooke said on "Fox and Friends" over the weekend.

"The older generation is not always going to be around to handle things for us," she added in a separate interview.

When she isn't busy running Arabi, she studies agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. She also works part-time at the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Her Facebook account includes posts promoting local businesses and pets available for adoption.

As might be expected, Huckaby, an elected Republican, also has strong political opinions. The Daily Mail shared several photos of Huckaby donning gear in support of former President Donald Trump's re-election efforts in 2020, and her recent X posts indicate that support has not wavered.

"If you do not take the time to get out and go vote, then your opinion of the debate tonight is irrelevant! #Trump2024MAGA," Huckaby wrote fewer than two weeks ago.

Blaze News reached out to the City of Arabi for comment.

Brooke Huckaby may be the youngest woman ever to become a U.S. mayor, but she is not the youngest person to have done so. Both Ben Simons of Yoncalla, Oregon, and Michael Sessions of Hillsdale, Michigan, were just 18 years old when they took office. Simons is believed to be the youngest mayor in U.S. history by about nine months.

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Mel Gibson defends conservative Catholic archbishop punished by Vatican: 'You are a most courageous hero'

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 14:10

Mel Gibson is showing his support for a conservative Catholic archbishop whom the Vatican just excommunicated.

Last Friday, the Vatican officially excommunicated Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, finding him guilty of schism. The conservative leader, who once served as the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, is a critic of Pope Francis. Officially, Viganò was ousted for his "refusal to recognize and submit to the Supreme Pontiff" and for, among other things, questioning the "legitimacy and magisterial authority of the Second Vatican Council."

'You are a modern day Athanasius! I have all respect for the way you defend Christ and His Church.'

In the Catholic Church, excommunication is a form of censure that bars someone from participating in the sacraments, such as communion, and prohibits their fellowship with the Church. It is meant to encourage repentance and can be repealed.

But Viganò likely has no plans to repent.

"I regard the accusations against me as an honor," Viganò said last month.

After the Catholic Church took punitive action against Viganò, Hollywood superstar Mel Gibson released a letter supporting him.

"I hope you will continue to say Mass and receive the sacraments yourself — it really is a badge of honor to be shunned by the false, post conciliar church," Gibson wrote. "You have my sympathies that you suffer publicly this grave injustice. To me and many others you are a most courageous hero."

Gibson praised Viganò for calling out the "core problems" within the Catholic Church and, more importantly in Gibson's view, "the illegitimacy of Francis." Gibson, a Catholic himself, is a sedevacantist, or someone who believes the Holy See is vacant and the last legitimate pope was Pope Pius XII, who died in 1958. Sedevacantists, moreover, reject the authority of the Second Vatican Council.

Later in the letter, Gibson compared Viganò to Athanasius.

Athanasius was a 4th-century Christian leader in Egypt. History remembers him as a chief defender of orthodox Christian theology who fought against the heresies of Arianism. His stand for the truth led him to be repeatedly exiled.

That's why, according to Gibson, Viganò should wear his excommunication as a "badge of honor."

"You are a modern day Athanasius! I have all respect for the way you defend Christ and His Church," Gibson wrote.

LifeSiteNews first reported on Gibson's letter and confirmed with Gibson himself that the letter is authentic.

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Democratic doctor says Biden obviously has Parkinson's: 'I could diagnose him 'from across the mall''

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:55

Dr. Tom Pitts, a board-certified neurologist, told NBC News it is so obvious President Biden has Parkinson's disease that he could diagnose him "from across the mall."

Concerns about Biden's health going beyond mental issues were raised after it was reported a top-leading Parkinson's disease expert visited the White House eight times during Biden's presidency. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to confirm the visits, citing security reasons, despite the visits being on public record.

'If a med student did not pick Parkinson's on the test, they'd be remediated.'

"I see [patients like] him 20 times a day in clinic," Pitts said, referring to Biden. "It’s ironic because he has the classic features of neurodegeneration. I mean, word-finding difficulties, and that’s not, 'oh, I couldn’t find the word.' That’s from degeneration of the word retrieval area."

"He's also overcome stuttering, though. Could that be part of that too?" NBC News' Tom Llamas asked.

"No, this is a not a palatal issue or speech discrepancy," Pitts said, pointing to Biden's rigid body movement.

"Loss of arm swing, standing up lordotically. You notice when he turns it's kind of en block turning. It's not a quick turn. That's one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's, is rigidity and Bradykinesia, slow movement, and he has that hallmark, especially with the low voice. ... I could've diagnosed him from across the mall," Pitts continued.

When Llamas asked whether Parkinson's is hard to diagnose, Pitt said it is actually one of the easier movement disorders to diagnose.

"You know, I'm a Democrat. It's just like, this guy is not a hard case," Pitts noted, saying the hallmark movement symptoms are a dead giveaway for someone having Parkinson's. "If a med student did not pick Parkinson's on the test, they'd be remediated."

Pitts further cast doubt on Jean-Pierre's excuse that she could not confirm the visits because military members are seen by the White House medical office. According to Pitts, if a military member were to have a movement disorder like Parkinson's, they would be medically discharged.

Biden continues to face calls from congressional Democrats to drop out of the race as it is clear he is not as healthy as he was even a few years ago. Biden has defiantly stated he will remain the nominee and has the best chance of beating former President Donald Trump.

Democrat doctor says Biden obviously Parkinson's: I could diagnose him across the mall

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'Thank you Jesus for this amazing moment': Minor league baseball player gets baptized by teammate on the field

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:40

Minor league baseball player Wes Clarke was baptized on the field by a teammate in Nashville, Tennessee.

Clarke plays first base for the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The baptism happened after a 4-1 victory against the Memphis Redbirds, with right-fielder Brewer Hicklen hitting a two-run homerun in the game.

'I just asked God.'

After the stellar performance, Hicklen then also fulfilled the duty of performing the baptism for his fellow Christian. Both men wore T-shirts that read "Jesus Won" as Clarke was baptized on the field at First Horizon Park.

"Had the privilege of being baptized yesterday on the field by one of my good friends [Brewer Hicklen] after our game," Clarke said on Instagram. "Thank you Jesus for this amazing moment in my life. I am incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many supportive people. It was such a special night!" the first baseman wrote, with photos that included his pregnant wife, who was in attendance.

The 28-year-old Hicklen had a rather unique path toward performing the baptism ceremony for his teammate. After a six-game stint in the major leagues in 2022, Hicklen was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Philadelphia Phillies organization in August 2023, Sports Spectrum reported.

Hicklen would opt for free agency that same November and thought to himself, and God, about where he might end up.

"I just asked God, 'Place me somewhere where You feel like I could have some influence and have some opportunity to make eternal connections with some teammates,'" Hicklen recalled.

He then signed with the Brewers organization just three weeks later. It was at that point he felt he could become a spiritual leader on the team. He joined the Bible study group that he said grew from 10-12 participants after it started with just four or five.

More professional athletes have become open about their faith with organizations increasingly including it within their ranks. For example, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks made headlines with their prayer circles led by Kenneth Lock, the team's chaplain.

The chaplain said that a part of his role is to regularly ask players what they can do to be a better person, and players have responded.

As for Clarke, the 24-year-old Richmond, Virginia, native played at a Christian academy in high school followed by three seasons at South Carolina. He was drafted by the Brewers in the 10th round of the 2021 MLB draft.

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House Judiciary Committee urges court to reverse verdict in Trump New York case, claiming it was ‘riddled with defects’

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:25

The House Judiciary Committee recently released a report obtained by Fox News Digital claiming that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Judge Juan Merchan "violated" former President Donald Trump's "constitutional and legal rights" in the New York criminal trial.

In May, a Manhattan jury found the former president guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records, charges filed by Bragg.

'Never had a real shot at a fair trial.'

Before the guilty verdict, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland questioning Bragg's appointment of former Department of Justice senior official Matthew Colangelo as one of the lead prosecutors in the case. Jordan claimed that it gave "the perception that the Justice Department is assisting in" the "politicized prosecution" of the former president.

While the House Judiciary Committee's investigation into the New York case against Trump is still ongoing, it released a Tuesday report, "Lawfare: How the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and a New York State Judge Violated the Constitutional and Legal Rights of President Donald J. Trump," which examined the "lawfare tactics" and the "two-tiered justice system."

"Bragg's prosecution of President Trump was politically motivated, unethically and likely unlawfully focused solely on one person, and 'opened the door for future prosecutions of a former president—or current candidate—that would be widely perceived as politically motivated,'" the report stated.

In June, the committee listened to testimony demonstrating that Bragg's case was "riddled with defects," both legal and procedural, the report read.

"A fundamental principle of the American system of justice is that no individual is above the law. But just as important is the precept that prosecutors prosecute conduct, not individuals. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, however, ran for office on a platform of investigating and prosecuting President Trump, bragging about his extensive experience suing President Trump," the report continued. "Although Bragg was initially hesitant to bring charges once he became district attorney, he faced intense political pressure to do so, including a leaked resignation letter from a special assistant district attorney who attacked Bragg for being too timid."

The committee accused Bragg of using an "unconstitutional and unprecedented Russian-nesting-doll theory of criminal liability, in which the jury never had to reach unanimity beyond a reasonable doubt as to each element of the criminal offenses."

They further claimed that Trump "never had a real shot at a fair trial in Manhattan," adding that the area is "anything but a neutral jurisdiction."

"The Committee's and Select Subcommittee's oversight work is not done, but this interim report presents the facts about how the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and a Manhattan judge worked together to deprive President Donald J. Trump of his constitutional and legal rights," the report added.

The case's many defects, the committee stated, "should prompt the New York appellate courts to reverse the verdict."

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16 states AGs press SCOTUS to take up case about schools covertly transitioning children

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:10

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) and 15 other attorneys general have filed an amicus brief on behalf of their respective states asking that the U.S. Supreme Court take up a case regarding schools' covert efforts to transition children into sexually-confused transvestites behind their parents' backs.

"Parents have the right to be involved in major decisions affecting their children's lives. This case presents an opportunity for the U.S. Supreme Court to provide much-needed clarity and reaffirm that government officials cannot override parents' fundamental rights simply because they believe they know better," Miyares said in a statement.


A group of parents in Wisconsin sued the Eau Claire Area School District in 2022 over the guidance it provided to schools and employees regarding how to handle students suffering from delusions about their gender.

The guidance, which was confirmed by a district spokesperson at the time, noted that some "transgender, non-binary, and/or gender-nonconforming students are not 'open' at home for reasons that may include safety concerns or lack of acceptance."

Accordingly, school personnel were instructed to first discuss the matter with the student before considering discussing the matter with the student's parents.

The parents' complaint claimed that the policy "mandates that schools and teachers hide critical information regarding a child's health from his or her parents and to take action specifically designed to alter the child's mental and physical well-being. Specifically, the Policy allows and requires District staff to treat a child as if he or she is the opposite sex, by changing the child's name, pronouns, and intimate facility use, all without the parents' knowledge or consent."

Teachers were apparently further instructed that "parents are not entitled to know their kids' identities" and that such "knowledge must be earned."

Educators in the district evidently took the guidance to heart, in one case textually informing students, "If your parents aren't accepting of your identity, I'm your mom now."

"The obvious purpose of such secrecy is to prevent parents from making critical decisions for their own minor children, from interfering with the school's ideologically-driven activities, from caring for their children, or from freely practicing their religion," read the parents' complaint. "The insidious invasion of parental rights at issue in this case cannot be tolerated by a free people who value liberty."

The plaintiffs, represented by the firms America First Legal and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, claimed the district had violated their fundamental parental rights both under the 14th Amendment and under Article 1, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution, along with their constitutionally-protected religious freedom.

Stephen Miller, president of America First Legal, stressed at the outset "Eau Claire schools have adopted a monstrous plan to secretly 'change' the genders of children as young as 5 — without parental consent — effectively subjecting them to unnatural ideological experiments contrary to their health and biology."


The case, Parents Protecting Our Children, UA v. Eau Claire Area School District, was kicked up through the courts to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The appellate court ruled on March 7 that the district court was right to dismiss the parents' complaint "for lack of subject matter jurisdiction."

The court wrote that "Parents Protecting is clear that their members harbor genuine concerns about possible applications of the School District's policy. Unless that policy operates to impose an injury or to create an imminent risk of injury, however — a worry that may never come to pass — the association's concerns do not establish standing to sue and thus do not create a Case or Controversy. The district court had no choice but to dismiss the challenge for lack of Article III subject matter jurisdiction."

To the high court

Last month, the AFL and WILL filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, stressing that the plaintiff and petitioner in the case — an association of parents who have children in the district — are both subject to the offending policy and directly harmed by it, contrary the conclusion reached by the district and appellate courts.

The petition posed the following question: "When a school district adopts an explicit policy to usurp parental decision- making authority over a major health-related decision — and to conceal this from the parents — do parents who are subject to such a policy have standing to challenge it?"

'Government officials cannot interfere with this right — 'perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by' this Court — just because the government officials believe that they know better.'

According to the petition, parents are injured in multiple ways, including by the loss of their exclusive decision-making authority over whether a sex-change transition is in their kid's best interest; by their inability to obtain information to which they are entitled, which is a "cognizable 'injury in fact' for purposes of Article III standing"; and by the strain placed on the parent-child relationship introduced by the policy's student-facing invitation to keep secrets from their parents.

It indicates also that the "policy facially deprives Petitioner's members of their statutory rights, which presently harms them by making it impossible for them to withhold consent from the application of the Gender Support Plan process to their children. The denial of this right to information, protected by the Constitution and by statute, constitutes concrete harm under Spokeo, Public Citizen, and Akins."

The amicus brief

The attorneys general for Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and a dozen other states filed an amicus brief in support of the parents in the case, stressing they too have a "compelling interest in protecting parents' fundamental right to make decisions about 'the care, custody, and control of their children.'"

"This case presents the opportunity for this Court to reiterate that government officials cannot interfere with this right — 'perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by' this Court — just because the government officials believe that they know better," said the brief.

The brief noted that Article III's standing requirement comes down to answering the basic question, "What's it to you?" and that the "answer in this case is plain": Parents have an interest in making decisions about their children and the interference by school officials clearly amounts to injury.

It further emphasized that "[s]chool districts have no interest, compelling or otherwise, in wholesale concealment of children's gender transitions from parents, absent any evidence of abuse or neglect. 'Simply because the decision of a parent is not agreeable to a child or because it involves risks does not automatically transfer the power to make that decision from the parents to some agency or officer of the state.'"

Virginia AG Miyares added in a statement, "It is essential that schools work with parents, not against them, to support a child's wellbeing."

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LOL: 'Biden adviser' shares NEW plan to save Joe’s dying campaign

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:00

President Biden’s campaign suffered a massive blow after his disastrous CNN Presidential Debate performance — and now one of his “advisers” has a new attack plan.

While this “adviser” isn’t really an adviser, his idea as to how Biden can secure the 2024 presidential election is absolutely golden.

“I’ve been working in campaigns like this for quite some time,” the “adviser” whose stage name is Wilfred tells Glenn while wheezing. “I watched the debate on the television set.”

Wilfred calls the debate a “catastrophe” and says it reminded him of when he “tried to make a move on Ethel at the prom.”

“She seemed to be into it, but she had so many layers of pantaloons, and I was unable to get to the conclusion of the evening, and the sun came up, I was still trying to remove layers,” Wilfred says as Glenn laughs.

“All right, so Wilfred, we’re really looking towards the future here on whether he is going to drop out from the campaign, or I mean, what has been decided?” Glenn asks the “adviser.”

“The first thing that was decided was that his entire campaign would now be sponsored by Prevagen,” Wilfred explains. “Really if we fill him up to make his internal digestive systems approximately 80% Prevagen, we believe multiple sentences will come out really together.”

The idea itself is bulletproof, but that’s not all Wilfred has up his sleeve.

“He also beat Medicare,” he tells Glenn proudly, though he has one concern.

“I’m concerned that Joe Biden may come off as too youthful for the American people. I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but the American people love old candidates. They don’t want people who are coherent,” he explains.

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Hunter Biden withdraws request for new gun trial

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:55

Hunter Biden and his defense attorneys have now withdrawn their request for a new trial after Biden was convicted of federal gun charges last month.

The first son's defense team seems quite indecisive about the motion for a new trial. The team first filed it on June 17, less than a week after a federal jury found Biden guilty on three felony counts related to a weapon he purchased in Delaware several years ago. But about an hour after filing the motion, the defense withdrew it.

Even CNN acknowledged that the defense's efforts to secure a new trial for Biden, 54, were 'clumsy.'

On June 24, the team filed the motion again, insisting that District Judge Maryellen Noreika did not have jurisdiction over the trial because the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had not handed over the necessary mandate.

On Tuesday, the defense reconsidered and withdrew the motion once again, admitting that the team had misunderstood the circuit court's ruling, which effectively returned jurisdiction to Noreika by clearly stamping on the document "certified order issued in lieu of mandate."

In their counter filings, prosecutors, led by special counsel David Weiss, mercilessly teased the defense's understanding of appellate procedures.

"The defendant’s motion is meritless and is based on his apparent misunderstanding of appellate practice and his failure to read the Third Circuit’s Orders," they wrote in a motion filed on Monday. Elsewhere in the filing, prosecutors noted the defense team's apparent "failure to read" previous court orders and described the motion for a new trial as a "laughable tale of the mystery of the missing mandates."

Even CNN acknowledged that the defense's efforts to secure a new trial for Biden, 54, were "clumsy."

Hunter Biden still denies any wrongdoing and intends to appeal his conviction. He is scheduled to be sentenced sometime later this year.

Biden also faces federal charges in connection with over $1 million in alleged tax evasion. That trial is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in September.

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Mainstream media takes a shot at Sen. Jim Inhofe while announcing his death

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:40

Multiple mainstream media outlets led off their coverage of the death of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) by criticizing him over his stance on climate change.

Whether in the headline or in the lede, the news outlets made sure to let their readers know where Inhofe stood on the issue despite being in Congress for over 30 years. Inhofe passed away following a stroke after the Independence Day weekend. Inhofe retired from the Senate in early 2023.

'Who once brought a snowball onto the Senate floor as a brazen symbol of his denial of climate change.'

"GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, known for backing military and denying that climate change is human-made, dies at 89," the Associated Press reported.

"Former Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, a climate change denier and ex-Armed Services Committee chairman, dies at 89," was CNN's post on X.

The New York Times labeled Inhofe as "arguably Washington’s most prominent denier of climate change."

"Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who once brought a snowball onto the Senate floor as a brazen symbol of his denial of climate change, died on Tuesday," Politico reported. Much of Politico's report was about Inhofe's stance on climate change despite also being the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"But in a February 2015 stunt he brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to argue that human activity does not cause climate change. A wide swath of experts quickly pushed back, arguing that just because it snows sometimes in Washington, D.C., doesn’t mean human carbon emissions aren’t rapidly warming the climate," Politico recounted.

The media's framing of Inhofe's death prompted users on X to compare how the same outlets covered the deaths of other, more controversial figures in the Senate and around the world.

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'If Biden does not step down, the Democrats will lose': Disney heiress halts DNC donations over Biden refusing to step down

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:25

Disney family heiress Abigail Disney said she is halting donations to the Democratic Party so long as President Biden is the party's nominee.

Disney is the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, who co-founded The Walt Disney Company with Walt Disney.

The 64-year-old recently said that she would be withholding donations to the Democratic Party until Biden drops out.

'We have an excellent Vice President.'

"I intend to stop any contributions to the party unless and until they replace Biden at the top of the ticket. This is realism, not disrespect. Biden is a good man and has served his country admirably, but the stakes are far too high," Disney reportedly said. "If Biden does not step down the Democrats will lose. Of that I am absolutely certain. The consequences for the loss will be genuinely dire," she told CNBC.

The president has stated that he is firmly committed to running in the 2024 federal election, and while calls for him to step down were initially echoed by Democratic Party members, many, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have about-faced.

The Disney heiress has been a longtime donor to Democrats, in addition to activist PACs.

CNBC reported the following donations:

  • $50,000 to the Jane Fonda Climate PAC
  • $35,000 to Democrats running for congressional seats
  • $150,000 to Planned Parenthood Votes PAC
  • $26,000 to Biden campaign
  • $400,000 in total to Democrats in 2024 election cycle

The California-born Disney family member suggested Vice President Kamala Harris should replace Biden in order to beat Trump.

"We have an excellent Vice President. If Democrats would tolerate any of her perceived shortcomings even one tenth as much as they have tolerated Biden's (and let's not kid ourselves about where race and gender figure in that inequity) and if Democrats can find a way to stop quibbling and rally around her, we can win this election by a lot," she said.

Other notable left-wing supporters to call for the ousting of President Biden have included WME Chief Ari Emanuel. The Hollywood agency mogul — who was portrayed on HBO's "Entourage" as the foul-mouthed Ari Gold — simply said Biden is too old:

"I had a father who died at 92, but at 81 I took away his car, and it was a very simple test for me," Emanuel said, per the Hollywood Reporter. "If you were driving from downtown Beverly Hills to Malibu, would you want Biden to do it at night? Would you want Trump to do it at night? If the answer is neither, you cannot have them running a $27 trillion company called the United States."

Even vocal left-wing author Stephen King said it was time for Biden to step out of the race:

"Joe Biden has been a fine president, but it's time for him—in the interests of the America he so clearly loves—to announce he will not run for re-election."

King's remarks received significant backlash, including from actor George Takei, who said the comments were simply a new "horror story" of the author.

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Poll expert uses only facts to disprove Biden campaign's narrative about his abysmal polling: 'Does not hold any water'

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:07

CNN data expert Harry Enten has dismantled one of the Biden campaign's top narratives about election polls.

For almost the entirety of the 2024 campaign, Donald Trump has maintained a narrow lead over President Joe Biden in general election polls. The president's campaign has tried to explain away the polls by claiming they underestimate Biden's support and thus cannot be trusted.

'... you have to go all the way back to the end of the 20th century, beginning of the 21st century, to find a Republican ahead at this point. Twenty-four years!'

"Polling continues to be at odds with how Americans vote and consistently overestimates Donald Trump while underestimating President Biden," the Biden campaign claimed earlier this year.

On Monday, Enten faced that narrative head-on and used data to prove that, in fact, the opposite is true.

The data that Enten cited showed that, at this time in the 2020 election cycle, Biden had a nine-point advantage over Trump. But when the votes were counted on Election Day, Biden won the national vote by a much smaller margin than polls had predicted, indicating that Trump's support had been significantly underestimated.

"The idea that the polls underestimated Joe Biden last time around, simply put, does not hold any water," Enten said.

The principle of polls under-sampling Trump support is not a phenomenon limited to the 2020 election, according to Enten.

"Last time around, Donald Trump actually did better in the results than his July polls by five points. You go back to 2016, you see something very similar. That is the July polls actually underestimated Donald Trump. He outperformed his July polls," he said.

"So the idea in the Trump era that the polls have underestimated Democrats — whether it be in a Joe Biden matchup, whether it be a matchup against Hillary Clinton, whether it be in the midterms ... simply put, is not true," he explained.

Not only is the Biden campaign's narrative not true, but Trump is accomplishing something unusual.

The fact that Trump is leading his Democratic opponent indicates his strength, according to Enten, because it has been a quarter-century since a Republican presidential candidate led a Democrat in July.

"Go all the way back: Who led in early July polls? Well, right now, Donald Trump is ahead. Go back in 2020, a Democrat, Biden. In 2016, Hillary Clinton, a Democrat — 2008, 2012, a Democrat. Even in 2004, where George W. Bush ended up winning, John Kerry was actually ahead in the polls at this point," Enten explained. "You have to go all the way back to 2000 to George W. Bush being ahead in the early July polls — you have to go all the way back to the end of the 20th century, beginning of the 21st century, to find a Republican ahead at this point. Twenty-four years!"

Despite his bad polling and a growing number of Democrats calling on him to drop out of the presidential race, Biden vowed Monday that he will not step aside.

"I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Trump," Biden told congressional Democrats in a letter.

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Sonia Sotomayor's security officers shoot armed teen carjacking suspect outside justice's DC condo

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 11:45

Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the security detail of Justice Sonia Sotomayor fired their service weapons last week after an armed carjacking suspect apparently threatened one of their lives.

In the wee hours of the morning last Friday, at least two deputy U.S. Marshals were sitting in separate unmarked vehicles outside Sotomayor's residence in the Beauregard Condominiums complex located in Washington, D.C., as part of their security responsibilities.

Suddenly, just after 1:15 a.m., a silver minivan pulled up nearby, and a male suspect hopped out of the vehicle. The suspect drew a gun, aimed it at a security officer identified only as "Deputy US Marshal Black," and demanded that Black hand over his car, the Daily Mail reported.

'In most US cities, juveniles spend the summer hanging out with their friends, working summer jobs, visiting family members. In DC, juveniles carjack.'

A statement from the D.C. Metro Police Department indicated that Black then "drew his service weapon and fired several shots at the suspect," and at least one of those shots struck the suspect in the mouth, the Daily Mail said.

By that time, a second deputy Marshal had exited his vehicle "and fired his service weapon," though whether any of his shots struck the suspect is unclear. Afterward, Black rendered first aid to the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers of Washington, D.C.

Flowers was then transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but his apparent accomplice did not stick around to assess Flowers' condition. Shortly after the Marshals fired their weapons, "The silver van fled the scene travelling northbound on 11th Street Northwest," said a statement of facts filed in D.C. district court by Deputy U.S. Marshal Tyler Wells.

A vehicle matching the van's description was later found, but no other suspect has yet been identified. The weapon allegedly used in the commission of the crime, a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson, was recovered at the scene. No Marshals were injured in the incident.

Flowers has been charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license, and possession of a large capacity ammunition-feeding device. The case remains under investigation.

The Daily Mail noted that Metro PD issued a statement about the Marshal-involved shooting within hours of the incident, but that initial announcement made no mention of the connection with Justice Sotomayor. According to the outlet, Sotomayor's D.C. residence is a two-bedroom, two-bath condo currently valued at over $860,000.

In 2013, Sotomayor likened the area to New York's East Village. "It has a touch of the East Village in it," she told the New York Times. "I picked it because it's mixed. I walk out and I see all kinds of people, which is the environment I grew up in and the environment I love."

Blaze News reached out to the public information officer of the U.S. Supreme Court for comment but did not receive a response.

K. Denise Rucker Krepp, a former elected D.C. official who once worked in the Obama administration, is outraged that violence perpetrated by young people continues to proliferate in her area.

"Washington DC, the District of Crime, has a juvenile carjacking problem," she told Blaze News in a statement. "In most U.S. cities, juveniles spend the summer hanging out with their friends, working summer jobs, visiting family members. In DC, juveniles carjack. As was demonstrated last Friday, no one is safe from juvenile carjacking in the nation's capital."

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Leaked audio shows Trump ROASTING who he thinks will replace Biden

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 11:30

A video has been leaked of Donald Trump absolutely roasting his political opponents at the golf course — and it's everything you'd hope for from the former president.

“How I’d do with the debate the other night?” Trump asked from his golf cart while his son Barron sat alongside him.

“Fantastic. Amazing,” an unknown voice responded.

“I kicked that old broken down pile of crap,” Trump said. “He just quit, you know. He’s quitting the race.”

“I got him out of there,” he continued, adding, “and that means we have Kamala.”

And according to Trump, Kamala is a better choice — but that’s not saying much.

“I think she’s going to be better. She’s so bad. She’s so pathetic. She’s so f****** bad,” he said, before turning his attention back to Biden.

“But can you imagine that guy dealing with Putin and the president of China who’s a fierce person, he’s a fierce man, very tough guy.”

“But they just announced he’s probably quitting,” he added, again referencing President Biden.

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” is impressed, calling him the “orange man who’s kind of getting it right these days.”

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Oakland residents move to oust progressive leaders over rampant crime, homelessness: 'Chaos'

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 10:05

Oakland, California, residents are moving to oust the city's progressive leaders who have overseen a significant increase in crime and homelessness.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao (D), currently battling a recall effort, is entangled in an FBI investigation. Several city staffers were recently forced to turn over records to the bureau in response to a federal grand jury subpoena.

'Oakland is in a crisis.'

For the first time last week, Thao addressed the news that law enforcement agents raided her home in June, repeatedly noting that she could not share much information due to the "ongoing investigation."

Thao will face a recall election in November after Oakland United to Recall Sheng Thao secured over 25,000 verified signatures ahead of the July 22 deadline. Those behind the recall effort have slammed Thao for firing former Oakland Police Department Chief LeRonne Armstrong and allowing a "surge of serious and violent crimes" that prompted a number of businesses to close.

After Thao's home was raided, her attorney and chief spokesperson abruptly resigned. She has not been charged with any crime.

Loren Taylor, a Democratic mayoral candidate running to replace Thao, told the San Francisco Chronicle, "To say that this is the worst compilation of troubling, challenging situations that I've seen is an understatement."

"A fiscal crisis, hundreds of millions of dollars, compounded with a public safety crisis that has folks fearful of moving around the city, and businesses leaving town, combined with homelessness crisis that continues to expand despite things getting better in neighboring cities. … This storm of events is the opposite of what Oakland needs right now when we're trying to rebound as a city, post-pandemic," Taylor stated.

J.J. Jenkins, a local bartender, described Oakland's current conditions as "chaos."

"Every time I think the pendulum has swung, something like Juneteenth [shooting] happens. And I don't think it's done yet. It's going to get worse before it gets better," Jenkins told the Chronicle.

Former Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris (D) stated, "Oakland is in a crisis."

Harris told the Chronicle, "Many of these problems are not new. They continue to evolve. They require ideas and renewed commitment to a plan of execution. The city must get beyond finger-pointing and the blame game as soon as possible."

West Oakland Pastor Dr. Ken Chambers, who provides homeless services through his church, told the news outlet that crime, homelessness, human trafficking, and prostitution have become a big issue in the city.

"I've been in Oakland 58 years. I've never seen anything like this before. It's a multitask, problematic, complicated situation," Chambers told the news outlet.

Thao is not the only progressive politician who will face an upcoming recall election.

George Soros-funded Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price (D), who has gained a soft-on-crime reputation, also made it onto the ballot after a recall effort, which only needed 73,000 verified signatures, submitted roughly 123,000 signatures to election officials. Those behind the recall torched Price for failing public safety and creating a "doom loop" with her "progressive policies and failed leadership."

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Glenn Beck: Here's why Tractor Supply said goodbye to woke DEI

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 10:00

Tractor Supply Co. is a farming supplies retailer headquartered in Tennessee, and it's just gone where no large modern company has gone before.

The company is dropping the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals that it had previously set for itself. In addition, DEI roles will be eliminated, carbon emissions goals will be withdrawn, and the company will stop sending data to the Human Rights Campaign.

Tractor Supply made the move after information began circulating that the company was deeply involved in DEI and ESG initiatives, and its stock price took a nosedive.

“We work hard living up to our mission and our values every day, and represent the values of the communities and customers we serve,” the company wrote in a statement. “We’ve heard from our customers that we have disappointed them. We have taken this feedback to heart.”

The backlash began when conservative Robby Starbuck highlighted the company's actions on X, which included DEI hiring practices, in-office Pride Month decorations, climate change activism, and “funding sex changes.”

“He decimated them,” Glenn Beck says. “Just took them apart with everything that they have.”

Stu Burguiere is impressed by the company's response.

“It’s very rare,” Burguiere tells Glenn. “Even Bud Light, who seemingly overtly changed directions, right? Like you could tell by their actions. They never came out and said, ‘And just so you know, we’re totally off the bandwagon.’ They just kind of did it and hoped you noticed.”

Glenn, however, remains skeptical.

“I’d like to see if this is just, you know, another customer service kind of thing and a campaign ad,” he says.

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BBC continues its DEI-fication of British history with 'racially diverse' series about the Battle of Hastings

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 09:50

Leftists appear conflicted about Western history. On the one hand, they have endeavored to sever ties with it, tearing down statues, renaming places and species, and digging up graves. Yet, they also appear keen to transmogrify Western history — to rewrite it and reimagine it in order to bolster their contemporary worldview, advance their agenda, or to accommodate the sensitivities of their peers.

This latter impulse to transmogrify history appears to dominate in the United Kingdom where there is a burgeoning genre of revisionist agitprop aimed at either distorting facts to paint Caucasians uniquely as history's villains or to erase Caucasians from the isles' history.

The British Broadcasting Corporation has contributed to this genre for years and has shown no signs of stopping.

The Telegraph recently revealed that a forthcoming BBC historical drama series about the Battle of Hastings — between Anglo-Saxons and Norman-French forces for control of England in 1066 — will be played by a "diverse cast."

"King and Conqueror," a CBS Studios coproduction picked up by the BBC, will apparently feature non-white actors as Anglo-Saxon characters.

"Adding diversity to a high medieval period setting follows the BBC’s 'colour-blind' casting of non-white stars as Tudor courtiers in another upcoming historical drama, Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light," reported the Telegraph.

For instance, Elander Moore, an actor of Trinidadian decent, will play Morcar, son of Ælfgā, the earl of Mercia, and himself an earl of Northumbria, who fought against Viking and Norman invaders.

Jason Forbes, a black English actor from Bristol, will reportedly play a fictional Anglo-Saxon aristocrat named Thane Thomas.

'A cynic might wonder whether such casting is part of a cunning ploy to reinforce the fashionable progressive message that, throughout its history, this country has always been ethnically diverse.'

In the BBC's original announcement of the show, Lindsey Martin, senior vice president of international development and coproductions at CBS Studios — formerly of Netflix — indicated the show would be a "bold and fresh take on a story that has endured for nearly 1,000 years" with themes "as contemporary and relevant as ever."

Historian Zareer Masani told the Telegraph, "Some of us, including people of color, grew up thinking actors ought to look like characters they played."

Masani noted further that it was "absolutely crazy that they've applied this color-blindness to a period when Britain was at its least multicultural, before even the Norman Conquest," stressing further that this approach was "hugely confusing and downright misleading."

David Abulafia, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Cambridge, noted, "Since the whole series will undoubtedly bear little relation to historical fact, I think we shall have to put up with the bizarre notion that there were black earls in Anglo-Saxon England."

"All the more so, since we are no longer supposed to talk about 'Anglo-Saxons,'" continued Abulafia, alluding to the recent name change of University of Cambridge's historical journal Anglo-Saxon England to Early Medieval England and Its Neighbours.

"If they didn't exist, we can do what we like," added Abulafia.

British journalist Michael Deacon noted that, "A cynic might wonder whether such casting is part of a cunning ploy to reinforce the fashionable progressive message that, throughout its history, this country has always been ethnically diverse — which means that, if you object to mass immigration in the 21st century, you're not just racist, but historically ignorant."

Deacon suggested, however, that it is premature to judge the show having not yet seen it but joked about the potential of Harold Godwinson, the last crowned Anglo-Saxon English king, being scripted in the show to dismiss the threat of a Norman invasion as "alarmist nonsense," and stating, "I don't want to hear any more of these far-Right conspiracy theories. In any case, it's vital that we remain open to the world. As any historian worth his, her or their salt will tell you, Britain has always been vibrantly multicultural — ever since the Windrush arrived, in 1948BC.”

'It must not be an up-ended seesaw.'

The casting for "King and Conqueror" is par for the course at the BBC, whose program "Horrible Histories" released a song in 2021 called "Been Here from the Start," which suggested Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the Aurelian Moors, and the early Britons were black.

The second season of the BBC series "Wolf Hall," an adaptation of the Hilary Mantel novel of the same name about the court of Henry VIII, will reportedly have Edward VI's grandmother Lady Seymour played by an actress of Bahamian heritage. Thomas Wyatt, a Yorkshire man who was the first person to write sonnets in English, will be played by an Egyptian actor.

British author Petronella Wyatt, who claims Thomas Wyatt as a distant ancestor, suggested that "diverse casting, if it is to work at all, must have a logical grounding, particularly in an adaptation of a novel that prides itself on historical authenticity."

"It must also work both ways. It must not be an up-ended seesaw. If the logic of modern casting was followed across the board then white actors should also be given roles on the basis of colour-blindness," wrote Wyatt. "But in our cowardly new world there is no equity or freedom from moral indignation, no all-embracing tolerance, only snorts and objurgations. We have become incapable of imagining honourable intentions in those with whom we disagree."

The genre of revisionist agitprop is not limited to film.

In August 2023, the publisher British Bloomsbury released a children's book entitled, "Brilliant Black British History," which erroneously stated, "Britain was a black country for more than 7,000 years before white people came, and during that time the most famous British monument was built, Stonehenge." The book was promoted in the U.K. by a government-funded group.

Leftists have also not limited their revisionism to matters of race.

Last year, the North Hertfordshire Museum decided to retroactively make Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "transgender" and assign him female pronouns.

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