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If anti-police protesters don’t get what they want from the justice system, they need to become “more confrontational,” Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California said Saturday.
Waters attended an anti-police protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, which on Saturday marked a week of protests over last Sunday’s police shooting of Daunte Wright. Wright, 20, who is black, was shot by police as they sought to take him into custody.
The shooting came amid sky-high tensions related to the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with both murder and manslaughter in connection with last year’s death of George Floyd. Closing arguments in the Chauvin trial are scheduled for Monday.
Waters said that protestors against the police are seeking justice.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” she said, according to Fox News. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
When asked about the Chauvin trial, which has drawn protesters since its beginning, she said that protests need to be stepped up if the trial does not go the way anti-police activists want.
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” she said.
The call to action seemed to some to be an incitement of violence:
Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence.
They want to tear us apart.
“’We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed ‘to get more confrontational’ & they should ignore the curfew in place.” https://t.co/PWW7YNDbKR
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 18, 2021
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021
Maxine Waters should be arrested and charged with domestic terrorism https://t.co/UUSRfMImZn
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 18, 2021
Waters said protesters must make it clear that their demands need to be met — or else.
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” Waters said, according to MSN. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases.”
Although Brooklyn Center has imposed a curfew as a way to limit violence, Waters mocked it, while also obeying it by leaving the protest before the curfew took effect.
Maxine Waters comes to the Brooklyn Center protests and makes bold to proclaim she’s not afraid of the curfew. She then states she’ll be bravely running away and not staying past curfew though she hopes the protest will continue. pic.twitter.com/jGoNBD00dD
— Alan Bings (@AlanBings) April 18, 2021
“I don’t know what curfew means,” she said, “A curfew means that ‘I want y’all to stop talking.’ … I don’t agree with it,” she said.
Before leaving, she urged others to keep protesting.
“I came here from Washington, just to be here, to make sure that I let my voice be heard among all of those who have spent so much time on the streets. And so I’m hopeful that the protests will continue,” she said.
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Waters said protesters also need to ensure their voices are heard at the polls.
“The way to get in control is not to allow them to win,” she said.
“You’ve got to register and you’ve got to vote and you’ve got to take the power.”
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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Look, we don’t care if you’re Harry Styles or rapper Kid Cudi, you’re NOT GOING TO MAKE MEN’S DRESSES HAPPEN!
In another shock fashion statement aimed at making straight men feel uncomfortable and making lesbians even more confident in their mating decisions, Kid Cudi donned a white, floral patterned dress during his appearance on Saturday Night Live. What’s worse is that straight guys can’t just ignore the emasculated exhibitionism of one confused hip hop artist, they have to deal with fashion media telling us that Cudi’s move is evidence that dresses for men are “becoming the norm.”
Pardon our French, but the hell they are!
Still, Rachel Tashjian over at the men’s fashion magazine – which seems to appeal to everyone other than its target audience – insisted that the frilly dress is becoming a men’s fashion staple. Listen to this bull: “The frenzy around Kid Cudi performing on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live in a floral gown with a fitted bodice and spaghetti straps seals it: The dress is shaping up to be one of the defining menswear fashion silhouettes of 2021.” It seems GQ has abdicated any authority on fashion whatsoever.
Maybe, we are the type of people who don’t “get” high fashion, but come on, a grown man wearing spaghetti straps and a floor length gown does not look right, even in an avant-garde way. Sure, a man flexing his biceps while in a dress fit for his young daughter on Easter Sunday offends our sensibilities, but not in any sort of revolutionary way. It’s just dumb.
But GQ has the experts. The horror of the article kept escalating, as Tashjian claimed that Cudi’s dress-wearing antics, just like those of former “One Direction” star Harry Styles, “means many more young men are going to say yes to the dress.” We don’t know man, it seems more like everyone else is thinking that the two famous dudes in dresses is just a one-off of weirdness.
Though of course, it’s never about new ways of dressing for these media people. It’s about social engineering. For Tashjian and GQ, Styles and Cudi looking super girly is about tipping the scales towards the further feminization of culture. Tashjian is tired of the male suit being the standard for traditional society dress. Getting more men to wear dresses balances the scale. She wrote, “dressing gender-neutral or gender-fluid meant wearing something derived from the men’s suit. Now, the dress may be slowly usurping that role.”
Oh yeah, take that, men! Your days of oppressing us with clean cut business attire are at an end. Despite the suit being a conservative look that is polished and flexible for both sexes, GQ needs the dress to be the new model for gender-neutral attire. “It’s relaxed and universally wearable, a Big Fit in just one garment,” they argued.
The clothing designer who dressed Cudi for his appearance, Virgil Abloh, mentioned that the idea behind the rapper’s dress is to destroy gender norms. He told the magazine, “The beauty about now, is our generation, piece by piece, can dismantle norms. 2020 was a year of reckoning about how the system in place that governs us as people is out of date.” Well we guess that if 2020 was a year of hell on earth, then perhaps the ensuing fashion statements were going to represent that as well. Gross.
Arkansas: Don’t let kids who are too young to make life altering decisions make any life altering decisions. Celebs: Arkansas wants to “hurt kids.”
For what seems like and is the safest option for kids who think they were born in the wrong body and want to chop off their genitals, Arkansas’ HB 1570 law has come into quite the controversy. Recently, a lot of the cast of CW’s Supergirl has taken it upon themselves to demand transgender youth be able to get sex changes … because their job as actors just isn’t enough.
On April 6, the Associated Press broke the news that Arkansas is the “first state to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth.” Essentially, those under age 18 will not be allowed puberty blockers, hormone treatments, or sex reassignment surgeries since they are minors and can’t even decide what they want to do as careers, never mind which gender they should be. To no one’s surprise, Bounding into Comics reported how these Supergirl actors spat their disapproval on the legislature (FYI, none of these actors live in Arkansas or are children).
Starting off strong is transgender actress Nicole Maines who plays a transgender superhero named Dreamer on the show. Maines once told Ellen that she was between three and four years old when she realized she was not the male that she was born as. Pretty woke three year old if you ask me.
This will hurt kids. You should all be ashamed. https://t.co/awnkw0tpoa
— Nicole Maines (@NicoleAMaines) April 7, 2021
In response to Maines’ tweet, one user asked how her life “would be different” if Maines were denied puberty blockers to which Maines replied, “I wouldn’t be alive.” Implying that Maines would have committed suicide if she weren’t given puberty blockers is a pretty extreme way for Maines to show her advocacy on open healthcare for trans kids.
Next up is another actress whose character is part of the alphabet community. Chyler Leigh, who plays a lesbian and is a real life lesbian, continued the emotional manipulation by screaming that “This is a matter of LIFE & DEATH.” Hey, at least she gets brownie points for dramatic effect.
This a matter of LIFE & DEATH for transgender youth! #TransRightsAreHumanRights https://t.co/lGhcz9YggG
— Chyler Leigh (@chy_leigh) April 7, 2021
Straight white male Jon Cryer, whose character in the series is not gay or trans, took the next step and blamed Republicans in general for Arkansas’ passing of the bill. The last name fits the narrative for this crying baby.
Elected Republicans think that they can win politically by denying the basic humanity of trans people.
Truly disgusting. #TransRightsAreHumanRights https://t.co/UmvkwCcUDV
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 7, 2021
Even Supergirl writer Eric Carrasco thought the bill was “sickening” which makes sense considering he made all the characters as woke as possible. He later replied to a user and claimed that those in support of the bill are “monsters” and he wishes them “nothing but misery.” (His tweets are private (scaredy cat) so visit the Bounding link above!)
One thing is for sure, Supergirl is probably one of the most woke shows on tv and the actors take the theatrics to their real lives, too.
Spending records don’t equal speed records.
Don’t tell that to President Joe Biden, mind you. He seems convinced his new, $2.trillion “infrastructure” plan will give every man, woman, nonbinary person, child and theyby in the United States a self-driving electric car that can take them anywhere in minutes using so little power you could do it on an AA battery. Oh, and the car’ll have free internet 50 times quicker than anything you can get today.
That’s not infrastructure? Well, don’t worry — the Biden administration is spending billions to tear down “racist” highways that were built through black neighborhoods, most over a half-century ago, all in the name of equity. Not only do you get those self-driving electric cars, you can drive them on equitable freeways that helped solve bigotry, too! And, um, I suppose they’ll be building some roads and bridges and stuff with the 6 percent that’s left over. (Seriously, that’s the figure.)
If you think this is hyperbole, consider this non-hyperbole from Biden during his remarks last week, in which he proposed trains that could cross the country as quickly as a plane and a plane that could traverse the world as quickly as Superman.
“When we stop investing in research, we stop investing in the jobs of the future, and we give up leading the world. And when we do invest in research, what we’re really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine,” Biden said Wednesday, according to a White House transcript.
“Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas, or in a high-speed train, close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane. Imagine your children growing up to work in innovation, good-paying jobs in fields that haven’t even been invented yet, like the parents of every computer programmer, every graphic designer, every renewable energy worker once did — imagined.”
Anyway, we’ll get to why this train is absurd later, but to continue with Biden:
“I tell the kids — the young people who work for me and to all my kids — when I go on college campuses, they’re going to see more change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years,” Biden said.
“We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds — supersonic speeds. Be able to, figuratively, if you may — if we decided to do it, traverse the world in about an hour, travel 21,000 miles an hour. So much is changing.”
Yeah. Not that much is changing, Joe.
I’d assume you know this is ludicrous on face, but I think we need to go through why Biden’s Aldous Huxley trip is so farcical. There’s a debate over what the world’s fastest manned plane is, the North American X-15 or the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
While the X-15 is technically faster, being able to achieve speeds of over Mach 5, according to CNN — that’s five times the speed of sound — the 1950s-era experimental plane was little more than a manned rocket that could be dropped from a B-52 for experimental purposes.
The practicality of that is limited, to say the least, which leaves us with the SR-71 reconnaissance plane, the fastest jet on Earth. An SR-71 reached a speed of 2,193.2 mph in 1976, according to CNN. That’s Mach 2.8.
17 September 1959. First powered flight of the North American X-15 No.566671, American rocket-powered aircraft/spaceplane. Pilot: Scott Crossfield. pic.twitter.com/lp508W8Vzy
— Ron Eisele (@ron_eisele) September 16, 2020
Just how many anti-aircraft missiles missed the SR-71 Blackbird over the course of its life? https://t.co/FKCZmpD1nn
— National Interest (@TheNatlInterest) April 11, 2021
The X-15 held one person, the SR-71 two.
But soon enoughy, Biden says we’ll have a plane capable of going 21,000 mph (about Mach 27) with a full load of passengers — provided, of course, we spend enough money.
As Jim Geraghty pointed out in a piece at National Review, going faster than the SR-71 did — almost 10 times faster — would present serious issues beyond engine technology. When it was on the ground, the Blackbird would leak fuel all over the runway because its titanium panels had to be designed to expand to well beyond their normal size due to the heat generated at Mach 2.8. It wasn’t until it was in the sky and at cruising speed that the body would fit together and stop the leaks.
You can imagine the other problem with Biden’s plan if you think hard enough about the SR-71 leaking fuel all over the runway. For a plan that puts so much emphasis on green jobs, the only successful supersonic airliner to enter full service, the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde, was a carbon hog of epic proportions. (Oh, and there’s also the problem regarding the noise they make.)
“The fuel costs would often exceed the revenue from the passengers — and flying on the Concorde was not cheap! — and supersonic flight over U.S. land is currently banned because the sonic booms can break windows,” Geraghty noted.
The fact is, given the current state of technology and the immutable laws of physics, what Biden is predicting would take something even beyond that.
As for the train, don’t count on that either.
Commercial airliners fly at between 550 and 580 mph, Geraghty noted, whereas Japan’s L0 Series Maglev train has only hit speeds of 374 mph. According to Travel & Leisure, when it becomes operational in 2027, it’ll be limited to 310 mph. This, of course, assumes no stops and a mostly straight track from coast-to-coast.
It would also be a tempting target for terrorists, particularly since derailing something at ground level is a lot easier than nailing a target 30,000 feet up.
In other words, President Biden has no idea what your money can buy us or is betting on the fact that, as he sells his not-really-infrastructure infrastructure plan, you’ll have no idea what your money can buy us.
Which is worse? You tell me. Just don’t imagine getting many roads or bridges for your $2.3 trillion.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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You don’t have to suffer with tangled cords behind your TV or under your desk, even if you’re committed to the wired life. Here’s how to tidy up.
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