Prescott, Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (DCS) is down to one, and presumably lonely, child welfare investigator still on the job.
I guess it goes without saying that when eight-out-of-nine fellow investigators actually had the ‘nads to show up to work donned in hot pink T-shirts (apparently all 3X or above) emblazoned across the front boldly proclaiming to the world, “Professional Kidnapper”.
If that wasn’t stupid enough, across the back asks the musical question, “Do you know where your children are?”
Perhaps the height of bureaucratic arrogance, it’s being reported that “The T-shirts were an apparent attempt to poke fun at critics’ portrayal of DCS.”
For a group of child-welfare investigators, it was not a good look: Bright pink T-shirts stating “professional kidnapper” on the front.
On the back: “Do you know where your children are?”
The attire, apparently worn during work hours, led to the firing of multiple staffers last month, multiple sources in Prescott and in child-welfare circles told The Republic. One former staffer, reached by The Republic, confirmed she had been fired over the shirt, but would not speak on the record.
As a result, a Department of Child Safety office in Prescott was apparently left with one investigator to handle complaints of child neglect and abuse.
A DCS spokesman, in an e-mail late Monday, declined to provide details on reports of the firings, writing “The department does not comment on personnel matters.”
Nor did DCS comment on how the agency is coping with a drastically reduced investigations staff. The agency is advertising job openings in the area.
The T-shirts were an apparent attempt to poke fun at critics’ portrayal of DCS. The agency’s detractors have long raised concerns that it removes children from families too easily, and is biased against parents, with some going so far as to accuse it of kidnapping.
But Christina Sanders, a former DCS unit supervisor, said the dismissals were long overdue. When she heard about a photo showing the investigators posing in the T-shirts, she had enough. She emailed DCS Director Mike Faust, exasperated at their conduct. She has since seen the photo and confirmed it depicts some of her former co-workers.
Sadly, certain acts of pedophilia are already legal in the state of California.
As it turns out, if the victim of heterosexual statutory rape is 14-17 years old, and if the boyfriend/girlfriend is within a less than 10-year age window, then the presiding judge has the discretion to not have the perpetrator registered as a sex offender.
However, what many are calling the “Sex Offender Freedom Act”, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-SF) has introduced Senate Bill 145, which would give homosexuals parity with the heterosexual statutory rapists. I guess in California, two wrongs do make a right.
Currently in California, if an adult (age 18 or over) has heterosexual relations with a teenager (age 14-17) and the age difference between them is less than 10 years, then the adult is not required to be a registered sex offender. But if the adult has homosexual relations with a teenager, then he is required to be registered as a sex offender.This rightfully recognizes the depraved and destructive character of homosexual sex (both physical and mental) and how it affects a child much more profoundly.
This disparity has long angered the homosexual movement, which has always been obsessed with getting access to young teenagers – and with being seen as normal.
SB 145 would eliminate that distinction for homosexual sex. Thus, adult homosexuals could prey on young teenagers sexually – as happens so much – and not be considered sex offenders. Many people have called it the “Sex Offender Freedom” Act.
Openly “gay” State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced SB 145. Wienerrepresents one of the most LGBT districts in the country: the entire city and county of San Francisco, CA. He is one of the most vocal members of California’s LGBT Legislative Caucus and aggressively pushes “groundbreaking” LGBT legislation….
Also cited by the good folks at California Catholic;
As expected, SB 145 sailed through three Senate committees. On May 28, 2019 it passed the full Senate 25-3….
On July 10, it was approved by the Assembly’s Public Service Committee and was sent to the Appropriations Committee, where it basically ground to a halt. There was a committee hearing set for August 30, 2019 that was postponed. Nothing further has happened with it.
Right now, during the continued COVID-19 situation, the California Legislature is moving at pretty much a snail’s pace. And constitutionally, the entire session must end for good on August 31, 2020….
Speaking of Mr Wiener, he’s playing the victim of online death threats.
He’s taken screenshots of angry tweets from those he’s labeled as “QAnon/anti-vax right.”
Thread: This week, I’ve been the target of violent, homophobic, antisemitic attacks from the QAnon/anti-vax right, including death threats (screenshots below). All b/c I’m authoring SB 145 to end discrimination against LGBTQ youth on sex offender registry. https://t.co/Yvq0n0JQlc
Kamala Harris, Democrats’ new presumptive vice presidential nominee, once compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan, telling the agency’s chief there was a “perception” that his personnel were using “fear and intimidation” in the same way the KKK did.
The exchange drew fierce condemnation at the time in 2018, and again on Tuesday, after Joseph R. Biden said she’ll be his running mate as he tried to unseat President Trump.
Ms. Harris made the comparison during a Senate hearing, asking Ronald Vitiello, the agency chief, to explain what made the KKK so vile. He said the Klan used “fear and force” to achieve their political goals.
Ms. Harris then said there was “a perception” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was using the same tactics as the murderous organization.
“Are you aware that there’s a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America? Are you aware of that perception?” the California lawmaker demanded.
Mr. Vitiello replied that he didn’t see a parallel to the KKK at all.
“Sir, how can you be the head of an agency and be unaware of how your agency is perceived by certain communities?” the senator retorted.
Mr. Vitiello told The Washington Times that Ms. Harris never apologized.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were reportedly seized from rioters in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.
Seattle and Portland have been the scene of riots in recent months following the death of George Floyd. In Seattle, an autonomous zone – first dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and later renamed the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” – was set up for weeks in June.
Portland has seen consistent violence from protesters as federal officers try to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.
Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announced Thursday that a recent search warrant found multiple weapons, including an improvised explosive, according to Q13’s Brandi Kruse. The warrant was for an impounded van taken at Saturday’s riot.
Other weapons reportedly found included bear spray, tasers and improvised spike strips, according to Best. The items were reportedly being given to people in the crowd.
BREAKING: @SeattlePD Chief Carmen Best announces search warrant served on a van impounded from Saturday’s riot yielded an improvised explosive, improvised spike strips, tasers, and bear spray. Chief Best claims items from van were being handed out to crowd. pic.twitter.com/HD2r3x2qvq
By all reports, Garrett Foster was committed to the BLM movement. Not only was he an active participant as such, he also made a point of carrying his AK-47 to the same. In all fairness, with Texas being an “Open Carry” state, that was his right under the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
Nonetheless, Foster was shot and killed during the weekend’s BLM march on the streets of Austin, Texas.
However, unlike the BLM march in Louisville, Kentucky, this wasn’t a negligent discharge caused by individuals who don’t follow common sense safety precautions. Interestingly enough, the Austin PD already had the shooter in custody, but has since released him or her.
Without coming out and saying it, it sure looks as if the APD is hinting around that the shooter very well may have acted in self-defense.
Police identify Downtown Austin protest shooting victim; say he reportedly pointed weapon at car before being shot, killed.
[Austin Chief of Police Brian] Manley confirmed on July 26 that one shooter was the driver of a car and said the other was in the crowd and may have opened fire on the car as it drove away.
The victim, identified by police on July 26 as 28-year-old Garrett Foster, was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died. Police said the incident was a homicide. [NOTE: Well, duh. ALL killings are generically tagged as “homicide”. The real question is this: Was this a justifiable homicide?]
In an update on July 26, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said reports indicated Foster was carrying a rifle when he approached the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect then shot out of their car at Foster, according to APD. Manley said that the person who shot Foster called 911 to report that someone had pointed a gun at his vehicle and that he fired at the person pointing the gun. That suspect was detained and cooperating with officers, police said Sunday morning.
The first person, according to Manley, to have fired a weapon in the incident appears to have been driver in the car. Manley said those shots came after the driver said Foster pointed weapon at him.
Manley confirmed on July 26 that one shooter was the driver of a car and said the other was in the crowd and may have opened fire on the car as it drove away.
Investigators are trying to determine what charges the two shooters may face.
Manley said detectives are reviewing “precise actions” of those involved, investigators are coordinating with Travis County prosecutors, and the two people who fired shots have been released “pending further investigation.”
Again on a personal note, like the driver, I would have hauled-ass out of there posthaste before the BLM mob has the opportunity to kill me.
Just like the driver, I would have turned myself over to the APD only when I got away from that Marxist mob.
Garrett Foster, the Black Lives Matter supporter who was shot and killed tonight in Austin, TX, was interviewed with his AK47.
If polls are to be believed, then Marine Corps recruits at both Parris Island and San Diego would be taught that Hillary Clinton is the top dog in their chain of command.
Suffice it to say, I’m not the only conservative who questions the veracity of polls, especially since the 2016 presidential election.
Unfortunately, no one seems to have informed the media. In particular, the Fox News Channel. Suffice it to say that the liberal Establishment Media still conducts themselves as the Ministry of Propaganda for the Democrats.
Nonetheless, case in point would be that nearly every one of the FNC news anchors and field reporters breathlessly telling the world just how badly President Trump is getting his ass handed to him by Joe Biden. With that said, I’m going to use the latest Trump vs Biden FNC poll (July 19, 2020) for illustration purposes.
Be it known that I’m the kind of guy who more often than not doesn’t take anything at face value. Just because someone “heard it on TV” or “saw it on line” doesn’t make it the truth.
Watching five minutes of CNN or MSNBC, or reading five minutes worth of the New York Times or the Washington Post will tell you that.
Anyhow, just a few fine points I’d like my fellow conservatives to take as peek at, especially when it comes to steering folks into **believing** how we collectively will vote.
Side note: Nearly as bad as liberals, many conservatives have the very nasty habit of believing any given headline (regardless of how outrageous it is) is Gospel truth. If you see a headline claiming Nancy Pelosi has been impeached or Ilhan Omar has been deported, it’s total bullshit. Go to the article itself, you’ll more often than not will see that no half-way reputable news service is cited. The whole thing is just made up fake news clickbait.
Anyhow, back to the topic at hand.
1). Does it really make a difference who conducts any given poll?
One would think this is a no-brainer. Saying this in all objectivity, both Left and Right have their own biases. That’s simply human nature. I would no more trust a CNN poll as I would a Newsmax poll.
Even polls that are supposedly “right down the middle” (such as Fox News or Pew Research), simply aren’t. A bit deeper into this article, I’ll point out how.
2). Beware the MoE!
Rarer than a transvestite Yeti on roller skates, just try finding a poll that doesn’t have an MoE (margin of error).
All the MoE does is to allow the pollsters the opportunity to shift the verdict as they see fit, period, end of sentence, full stop.
The cited FNC poll states their inquiry has “a margin of sampling error of ± 3 percentage points.” Keep in mind that I’ve seen MSNBC and CNN polls with MoEs as high as 7-11 points.
Example, if 10 or 100 or 1,000, or billions upon billions of people were asked “Will you vote for Candidate A or Candidate Z?”, the least amount of legitimate responses are the following;
Not sure yet/someone else
Prefer not to answer
Just for illustration purposes, let say that 100 people were polled regarding Candidates A and Z with an +/- MoE of 6.
55% said A
44% said Z
1% said Not sure yet/somone else
0% prefer not to answer
It sure seems simple enough to say that Candidate A is crushing Z by double digits (11 points), right? Well, not really.
This poll can arbitrarily change the numbers simply by implementing their MoE of 6.
Candidate A has now magically dropped by 6 to a new percentage of 49, now in second place.
Candidate Z has now magically taken the lead by adding the MoE of 6, ensuring that Z is cited as receiving 50 percent of those polled prefer him.
Seriously, how hard is it for a pollster to add up the totals where only four responses were possible?
3). It really is important how many people were polled?
This may be presumptuous of me, but in a nation of roughly 330 million people, you’d think that FNC would pose such an important question to more than a miniscule 1,104. Right?
You would think.
4). The voter status matters.
“Likely Voters” are the beast gauge of people who really will cast their ballots. Nothing short of Nuclear Winter will keep these folks away from the ballot box
“Registered Voters” (what Fox News did) is code for slack-assery. Just because your 30-something Starbuck’s barista with a Master’s degree in Lesbian Dance Theory was registered to vote when he got his driver’s license doesn’t mean a damn thing.
“Adults” is the worst category of people to poll. For all the pollster knows, they could have on the phone a stoned 18-year-old illegal alien.
5). “Political Identification” and what it means.
For whatever bizarre reason, in the FNC poll, they polled more Democrats than Republicans.
Here’s the real kick in the avocados… they knew exactly who they contacted due to Fox simply going off of whatever party the voter in question registered as. Here’s the numbers of who Fox polled;
46 percent Democrat
42 percent GOP
12 percent Other/Independent
If you find this particularly outrageous, FNC admits that they have quite the history of pumping out bullshit numbers.
Example, they note that from 23-26 Feb. 2020, they polled 50% Dems, 41% GOP, 9% Indy/Other.
Also, during 27-30 Oct. 2019, they polled 49% Dem, 41% GOP, 11% I/O. How in the world is this fair?
6). MoE for “Subgroups” is where pollsters REALLY lie to you.
Be advised, BEFORE pollsters starts skewing thing with their stated MoE of 3%, they FIRST monkey around with “subgroups”.
Deep in the weeds… in the very small fine print buried deep in the bowels of the poll is where we find out just how bad the lying has been (page 19 of 39).
Before FNC kicks in the overall MoE of 3%, they factor in the dozens of listed “subgroups”.
For instance, here are just a handful examples of how FNC (supposedly a non-partisan poll) paints the picture they want;
The meat and potatoes of the Fox poll was Question 8 (page 5 of 30: “If the presidential election were today, how would you vote if the candidates were: Joe Biden or Donald Trump or Other/Wouldn’t vote/Don’t know”
IMPORTANT! FOX, and no one else for that matter, ever cites the raw numbers… but let’s just throw out a few possibilities.
In regards to Question 8, what if Trump had an overall raw number of 55, Biden – 40, everyone one else, 5.
Fox gets those raw numbers, then REALLY monkey’s around with them (page 19 of 39).
For white RV (Registered Voters) overall, regardless of sex, age, income, education, etc., both Trump and Biden supporters specifically each have a +/- MoE of 5%. Please keep in mind that this can shift the numbers a total of 10 points. So technically, they can recalculate the raw numbers to Trump dropping down to 50, Biden rising 45.
Hmmm… interesting, huh?
But wait, there’s more. As soon as they’re done screwing with the numbers for Trump and Biden supporters, THEN they further shift the All RV’s by an additional 3 percentage points to play with. They can lower Trump again… raise Biden by 3.
Another example, non-white women (a Democrat stronghold), regardless of age, income, education, etc., give Biden supporters a whopping 9.5% MoE. Trump supporters are listed as N/A. In other words, Trump is considered to be so unpopular among non-white women, he’s given a 0% rating.
But we’re not done yet regarding the non-white woman demographic. Once the pollsters change up the Biden supporters numbers by 9.5%, THEN they further change things up with All RV non-white women overall with ANOTHER MoE. This time, it’s another eye-popping 8%.
By the time the pollsters get done shifting the raw numbers to what THEY think we should be told, THEN they kick in the final +/- MoE of 3%.
If revisionists want to erase history, then go all the way…
Everyone from Antifa to Fox News contributor Gen. Jack Keane (US Army, retired) have called for the removal of memorials to Confederates and/or renaming certain US Army bases that up until now have commemorated a handful of CSA Generals.
According to these historical revisionists, Confederate leaders, both military and political, are guilty of a multitude of sins. Their rationale runs the gamut of propagating slavery, to high treason against the United States.
Of course, these same people who damn Southerners from the 1860s judge them by 2020 (usually Leftist) standards.
Not wanting to rehash a debate that’s been raging at least for the past 160 years, the re-writers of history are in dire need of assessing history from the macro level.
Examples would certainly be Shawnee Chief Tecumseh as well as Hawaiian King Kamehameha. After all, both of these men waged war against the United States. Additionally, both cultures have historical episodes of taking rivals as slaves.
In all fairness, Kamehameha never really “went to war” against the United States, but he did authorize an attack on a US merchant vessel, killing the entire crew, save one.
Without a doubt, Tecumseh waged war on the US, not once, but twice. First as leader of an Indian Confederation during 1810’s Tecumseh’s War, and later siding with the British during the War of 1812.
Interestingly enough, the US Navy has most recently had Tecumseh and Kamehameha as the namesakes of two separate nuclear ballistic missile submarines, the USS Tecumseh (SSBN-628) and the USS Kamehameha (SSBN-642).
By their own logic, the revisionists should demand that the Navy never again name any US naval vessel after either of these men, no matter how much the United States Armed Forces overall admires their personal leadership and fighting prowess.
Speaking of the Navy, they must cease forevermore naming ships after Indian tribes. Examples would include such as the USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS-7) and the USS Seminole (AT-65).
After all, more than a few Indian tribes not only waged war against the United States, the vast majority also had the nasty habit of taking captives of other tribes, then making them slaves.
As it turns out, the Navy isn’t the only guilty party.
The US Army honors American Indian tribes by way of naming helicopters after them. The fast, agile and deadly AH-64 Apaches and the UH-60 Black Hawks are two prime examples.
Alas, much like the naval examples of the Cherokees and the Seminoles, the Apache and the Black Hawk tribes not only went to war against the United States, they were also known for forcible slavery.
Again, by their own logic, the revisionists should demand that the Army should never again name aircraft after any Indian tribes, no matter how much the United States Armed Forces overall admires their warrior ethos and fighting spirit.
However, the below video is relevant due to its reporting that members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation are actually celebrating the South Dakota National Guard’s UH 72 Lakota helicopters.
The aircraft will be utilized as secondary emergency medical evacuation helicopters for the state’s many Indian reservations.
This may be presumptuous of me, but I get the impression that these particular Native Americans are proud that this helo is named after them.
President Trump warned of the upcoming War on Christianity…
While it’s widely accepted that among the canon of saints, Catholics and Orthodox have a special veneration for the Virgin Mary.
Both would agree that even our Protestant brethren would never knowingly disrespect the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ.
After all, it’s a certainty that Our Lord followed the Fifth Commandment. No Christian worth his salt would even think of purposefully dishonoring His Holy Mother/Theotokos.
Nonetheless, possibly following part-time BLM spokesman and full-time fake black guy Shaun King tweeting out that any and all images of Christ and the Blessed Mother should “come down,” this weekend is almost at an end, and on Saturday a Catholic church in Florida has been set on fire, and also during the weekend statues of the Virgin Mary have been vandalized in Boston and Brooklyn.
All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.
They are a gross form white supremacy.
Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda.
At around 10:00 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call about a fire in the area of 284 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester, the Boston Police Department said in a Facebook post.
“On arrival at Saint Peter’s Parish Church, officers observed a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary which had been set on fire,” the department noted.
In a similar instance on Friday, the Diocese of Brooklyn said the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was investigating the vandalization of another statue of the Virgin Mary at the Cathedral Prep School and Seminary in Queens.
“Security footage shows an individual approaching the 100-year-old statue shortly after 3 a.m. Friday morning and daubing the word ‘IDOL’ down its length,” the Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported.
Sadly, the Catholic parish of Queen of Peace in Ocala, Florida, isn’t like most Catholic parishes. This parish regularly celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass, the core of which goes back to the 4th century.
But what makes this particular parish stand out today is that a man with a criminal record just today drove his vehicle through the church’s front doors, the proceeded to pour gasoline out onto the vestibule, then set the church alight.
In the church as the time were a number of parishioners preparing for morning Mass. None were reported as injured.
As reported by the official Marion County (Fla) Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook account;
However, the Orlando Sentinel is also reporting that Shields doused the church with an undisclosed amount of gas before setting the church on fire.
The paper is also citing that Shields is also facing the following charges;
Attempted second-degree murder
Burglary with assault
Eluding law enforcement
Coming as a surprise to no one, Shields already has quite the violent criminal past.
A Dunnellon [Florida] man found himself behind bars late Sunday night after a woman claimed he wanted to murder her.
The victim told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that 23-year-old Steven Anthony Shields allegedly had swung a crowbar at her twice before telling her to lie on the ground so he could hit her on the head and kill her. She said she fled from their Dunnellon home and went to a neighbor’s house to call for help.
Deputies then spoke with Shields in the front yard of the residence. He claimed that he did want to murder the victim with a crowbar but denied swinging it at her, a sheriff’s office report says.
After being read his rights, Shields allegedly said he wanted to “kill her because she was a ‘stupid (expletive deleted).’” He also claimed he wanted to use the crowbar because he did not want to “dirty his blades,” the report says.
It goes without saying that due to Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm Jr.) gutting the NYPD’s budget by over $1 billion, coupled with his saddling-up with the domestic terrorist known as BLM, has police morale dipping to historic lows.
Of course, members of New York’s Finest have pretty much had it.
So much so that the number of officers submitting their retirement papers have seen an increase of up to 411 percent.
A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said.
The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411 percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same period in 2019.
The astonishing rush for the door came as 503 cops filed for retirement between May 25 — the day George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, sparking anti-cop protests around the country — and July 3, the NYPD said.
That number represents a 75 percent increase over the 287 who filed for retirement during the same time last year, the NYPD said.
Sources said the deluge of applications had overwhelmed the department — due to cancellation of overtime for the workers who process them — and that the number of daily applicants was being limited as a result.
Seemingly hellbent on turning the Big Apple into more of a Third World dung heap than he’s already succeeded in doing, officers are voicing their reasons for putting in their papers.
As penned by reporters Craig McCarthy, Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding, a line was actually seen forming outside of police headquarters at One Police Plaza in downtown Manhattan, a number of officers spoke on grounds of anonymity (emphasis mine);
“Apparently, the pension section is only taking a certain amount of people per day and I think they are backed up ’til late July, early August,” one cop said.
“That’s why you don’t see like 100 a day, because they are only doing like 35 to 40 a day, by appointment.”
“There’s just droves and droves of people retiring. But there’s no surprise here, who the hell wants to stay on this job?” one cop said.
“Why would you want to stay on this job when people don’t appreciate what you do?”
“This is the best time to leave,” one cop said.
“You’ve padded the numbers as high as you can pad them.”
Another cop noted, “When they cut the OT, a lot of people were done.”
“Also, there’s another class hitting their 20th year in September, so that will be another group leaving,” the source added, noting that cops often retire once they hit the minimum requirement for pension vestment.
On a personal note, this reminds me of an old Russian saying; “People get the leaders they deserve.”
Maybe a bit more direct, to the people of New York City: This is the guy you voted for to be your mayor (twice) … this is what you get.
According to the release, “The email, sent by “Chaney P. Pickard” (per the emails, Pickard is with the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Center), via an official government email address: “Chaney.email@example.com”. The invitation was sent to an unknown number of recipients, but likely in the thousands if the invitation went to all Redstone Arsenal Army civilian and uniformed personnel.”
Yet whoever Chaney P. Pickard is, the same email claims to have both the imprimatur and nihil obstat of the US Army, claiming; “it is by the ‘U.S. Army Equity & Inclusion Agency’ and ‘Assistant Secretary of the Army – Manpower and Reserve Affairs'”.
Furthermore, Congressman Brooks’ office specified, “The illegal, racist and politically partisan material includes a pyramid graphic that claims the following are evidence of “White Supremacy”, and, hence, racism:”
Using the phrase “Make America Great Again”
“Education Funding from Property Taxes”
“Calling the Police on Black People”
Using the phrase “All Lives Matter”
“Denial of White Privilege”
“Celebration of Columbus Day”
Talking about American “Exceptionalism”
Stating “There’s Only One Human Race”
And dozens more!
For his part, Rep Brooks has stated, “Heads should roll,” and “The U.S. Army is not the place for political indoctrination or reeducation experimentation.”
The fat-faced Lt Col who ratted out the President of the United States for an offense that never happened is finally leaving active duty after a 21-year span.
As reported by CNN, Vindman is leaving earlier than he’d like, but somehow his tendering his resignation is due to President Trump bullying him.
Penned by Jim Sciutto, CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent, “Vindman has endured a ‘campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation’ spearheaded by the President following his testimony in the impeachment inquiry last year…”
Interestingly enough, when Vindman became a household name with his whistleblower accusation directed directly at President Trump, Joel Pollock of Breitbart.com reminds the world (emphasis mine);
After overhearing the call, Vindman complained to NSC counsel — though not to his immediate supervisor, Tim Morrison. In his closed-door testimony, he admitted that he did not think the president had done anything “illegal,” merely that he had done something “wrong.”
He also complained that the president’s policymaking in the region had gone outside the “interagency consensus,” a claim that Republicans said showed Vindman’s primary concerns were about foreign policy, which is set by the president and not by the executive agencies that are supposed to report to him.
But back to CNN, Sciutto has noted that if Vindman hadn’t submitted his retirement papers, his next duty station would have been the National War College in Washington, DC, which is a standard requirement for Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force Lt Cols, as well as Navy and Coast Guard Commanders, all attend if they have any hope of picking up Colonel or Captain.
Not exactly like Capt Stillman (of “Stripes” fame) being assigned to a weather station somewhere in the in the wilds of Alaska, huh?
First things first… can we all agree that Jesus was ethnically a Judean? Of course He was.
Common sense and Sacred Writ both dictate that Jesus wasn’t German, Mexican, Ethiopian, or Japanese. He is as He was born, a Judean, period.
Nonetheless, various cultures have often times in the history of Christianity depicted the Holy Family as members of their own particular ethnicity.
For centuries, many a missionary have agreed that if depicting the Blessed Mother embracing the Infant Jesus as a Navajo or Laziale or Yoruba helped those same people better relate to the Madonna and Holy Child, then all the better.
But with all that Church history aside, one of the head honchoes of the BLM movement, Shaka Afrika X (born: Reginald “Reggie” Driggers of Yemassee, South Carolina) has filed a federal lawsuit against not only against the Roman Pontiff, but also against the Patriarch of Constantinople.
Mr. X’s complaint? That both Eastern and Western Christendom never correctly portrayed Jesus, as X claims, as a Sub-Saharan Black African.
Possibly taking his cue from professional fake-black guy and fulltime grifter, Shaun King’s rather provocative tweet calling for the destruction of any statues/depictions of the Holy Family as European.
All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.
They are a gross form white supremacy.
Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda.
In an interview with the Picayune Intelligencer, X correctly notes that during the Third Council of Carthage (Canon XXIV, pages 649-650) held in 397 AD, Church leaders from throughout the Christian world definitively placed into canon which Sacred Scriptures are indeed the Inspired Word of God, and what isn’t.
Prior to Carthage, there were literally dozens of “gospels” and scores of other “epistles” that may have been well intentioned, but certainly not the Inspired by God, as believed by nearly all who profess themselves as Christians.
But back to Mr. X. He blames both the Catholic Pope and the Orthodox Patriarch (who officially separated in the 11th century) for “perpetuating the myth that Jesus what white.”
X also erroneously cited the Apocalypse of St. John as stating that “Jesus had hair like white wool, and His skin was like polished brass.”