Closing Thought–29Jun21

From the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

This time it comes from the pro-war network, FOX News and their head moron, Tucker Carlson…..

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sharply criticized the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, calling him a “pig” and “stupid” and saying he got his job because he was obsequious and told his superiors what they wanted to hear

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sharply criticized the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, calling him a “pig” and “stupid” and saying he got his job because he was obsequious and told his superiors what they wanted to hear.

The stark remarks came a day after Gen. Mark Milley offered a defense of reading about critical race theory in the military. Carlson has been a staunch critic of critical race theory, an area of academia that examines the intersection of race and law.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/560209-tucker-carlson-lashes-out-at-milley-not-just-a-pig-hes-stupid

Does this FOX idiot get paid by the dumbest statements made on air?

Like I keep saying…….there is NO fixing stupid….

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Rats Leave A Sinking Ship

Since the trial of Derek Chauvin and his subsequent guilty outcome and now his sentencing to 22.5 years has some running scared…… the news is not good for many PDs across the country……

Who wants to be a cop these days? In many US cities, the answer is increasingly “hardly anybody.” Officers have been resigning or retiring in droves across the country and police departments are finding it very difficult to recruit replacements, NPR reports. The Police Executive Research Forum think tank says a survey of almost 200 departments this month found a 45% increase in the retirement rate and a jump of almost 20% in resignations in the April 2020-April 2021 period compared to the previous year, meaning police departments are shrinking at the same time violent crime is surging. The New York Times looks at Asheville, NC, which has been hit particularly hard: The liberal city, sometimes called the South’s Austin or Portland, has lost more than a third of its 238-strong police force over the last year and recently released a list of crimes officers will no longer respond to.

In the PERF survey, officers said the national conversation over the role of police—and calls to hold them more accountable—was a major reason for resigning. In Asheville, chief David Zack says many officers quit after they were targeted during George Floyd protests and felt the city failed to support them. He says six of the seven officers who investigated domestic violence and sexual assault cases have left. “A lot of our experience is walking out the door,” the chief tells the Times. One officer, Lindsay C. Rose, quit months after her legs were scorched by an explosive charge thrown during a June 2020 protest. She says she was spat on and vilified, with members of the city’s gay community calling her a “traitor.” She worked for a moving company started by another officer who had left—but earlier this year, she agreed to return as a community liaison officer, tasked with making the force more transparent to the public.

Should that not tell the organizations something about the quality of the people they have hired in the past?

I say good riddance!

Now it falls on cities and states to hire and train a much better quality law enforcement.

Thoughts?

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Do NOT Talk About Race!

There is a racial divide in this country……we can pretend that it does not exist (not in this country) but sadly there is and I have written about it several times……

In case the posts were missed I will help with this issue…..

 
Now instead of actually trying to open a conversation…..a real conversation on the issue of race states are trying to ban the very conversation is country desperately needs to have.

The absurdity of the Republican Party’s culture wars has reached new heights. A slew of GOP-led state legislatures are enacting new laws that ban teaching “critical race theory” an academic framework that has become the latest conservative boogeyman.

Do you want to learn about racism, discrimination and privilege? Well, Republicans are trying to make it really hard to do so with a slew of bills designed to muzzle educators. In Texas, House Bill 3979 would limit how teachers talk about current events and historic racism in their classrooms. It also bans schools from teaching the 1619 Project, a New York Times endeavor which investigates US history starting with the year the first slaves were brought to what would become the United States. After some political maneuvering, the controversial bill appears to be headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. 

But in Oklahoma, where a critical race theory ban has  taken place, the effects have already been chilling. Melissa Smith, an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, recently learned her race and ethnicity course had been “paused” for the summer. “Our history of the United States is uncomfortable and it should make us uncomfortable and we should grow from that,” Smith said in an interview with the Washington Post. But the community college has stated that since the new law “essentially revokes any ability to teach critical race theory, including discussions of white privilege” Smith’s curriculum would need substantial changes. 

Republicans Are Passing Laws to Keep Teachers From Talking About Race

Not to be outdone by Texas Florida has made a move on the race conversation…..

As dozens of bills are advancing in statehouses nationwide to ban the teaching of the basic truths of America’s racist history, DeSantis signed a bill into law this week that threatens to surveil and cut funding to public institutions of higher learning found to be on the wrong side of the Republicans’ ongoing white nationalist crusade.

https://theintercept.com/2021/06/27/desantis-florida-universities-white-supremacy-antiracism/

Here is an example of the denial that is hard wired into the education of the South….

Gather around, children. I want to tell you a tale, a story of a nation divided. A story about a war of values in the United States. A war where people were held in bondage, had suffered brutal consequences and degraded. They were unsure of the outcome of the war, and afraid for their lives. Their families separated. They faced oppression. This is the story of white southern families facing a war of northern aggression? Welcome to eighth-grade textbooks in Louisiana, and the story of poor Kate Stone, daughter of a family that once owned 150 slaves, but now would be deprived of family wealth the moment those slaves would be free.

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2021/6/14/2035192/-The-sad-story-of-southern-slave-owners-as-told-in-8th-grade-history-books

Then there are those that fit into the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid” Files……

Dick Morris has reached New heights of absurdity with a recent claim that Critical Race Theory would lead multiracial children to act on “Oedipal” fantasies.

During an appearance on Newsmax, Morris launched into a tirade against Critical Race Theory. His ludicrous, Freudian assertion that teaching people about systemic racism would somehow make them act on any Oedipal feelings they have is possibly the most bizarre criticism of Critical Race Theory so far.

https://www.comicsands.com/morris-critical-race-theory-oedipal-2653548800.html

What a pathetic pack of halt-witted pinheads.

What are Republicans afraid of….the truth?

The GOP is proving just what a moral degenerate the party has become…..and it just keeps getting worse.

Is there end?

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