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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    LeBron James takes heat for Twitter threat to cop: 'He doesn't wait on the facts'
    Just another loud-mouth blowhard jock,believes he knows best for all because of who he is.Didn't someone tell this asshat one time to shut up and dribble.

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    Here we go again with the "woke" community .. This time it seems it's "equality" in schools..


    Virginia Eliminates Accelerated Math Courses Because Equity

    When everyones super, no one will be.

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is eliminating accelerated math courses before 11th grade to “[i]mprove equity in mathematics learning opportunities.”

    Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin announced Tuesday that the “Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI),” is a “a sweeping initiative by the Virginia Department of Education to revamp the K-12 math curriculum statewide over the next few years” by “eliminat[ing] ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade.”

    “That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this” Serotkin wrote. “All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses.”

    The VDOE website says that in addition to improving equity, the change will “[e]mpower students to be active participants in a quantitative world.”

    However, a Loudon parent told Fox News Thursday that the initiative would actually “lower standards for all students in the name of equity.”

    “These changes will have a profound impact on students who excel in STEM-related curriculum, weakening our country’s ability to compete in a global marketplace for years to come,” the parent said.

    VDOE spokesperson Charles Pyle told Fox News the VMPI would “support increased differentiated learning opportunities within a heterogeneous learning environment.”

    Delegate candidate for Virginia’s 50th House District, Mike Allers, told The Federalist that VDOE “didn’t level the playing field —they destroyed it.”

    Oftentimes initiatives, like one created by the Virginia Department of Education, are pitched as a way of giving black and brown students a necessary leg up, but Allers said barring students from taking accelerated courses will have the opposite effect.

    “This decision from the VDOE stunts natural growth, choice, and progression for students, and is incredibly belittling, arrogant, and racist in assuming that children of color cannot reach advanced classes in math,” he told The Federalist.

    “The racial achievement gap in schools will never be closed if higher opportunities are not provided for all students, while at the same time pushing common core and mediocrity,” Allers continued. “As long as Common Core and curriculum like it is pushed, civics isn’t taught at younger ages, and economic concepts aren’t introduced earlier, REAL actual non-political equity will not be achieved.”

    “We need real solutions, such as investment in Pre-K , tackling discrepancies at the source and early, making sure there are more opportunities available — that is how you make education equitable,” he said. “If you are not solving the problem at the root, it’s window dressing.”

    Allers added that VDOE’s goal reminds him of a line from Disney’s “The Incredibles,” when the villain Syndrome claims,

    “When everyone’s super, no one will be.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/23...ecause-equity/

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    Here we go again with the "woke" community .. This time it seems it's "equality" in schools..
    Virginia Eliminates Accelerated Math Courses Because Equity
    When everyones super, no one will be.





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    Back to the baseball world of woke leaders..


    Job Creators Network Billboard Across from MLB Headquarters Calls Out Commissioner Rob Manfred: ‘All Strikes and No Balls?’



    Earlier this month the Job Creators Network (JCN) sent a letter to Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred, put up a billboard across from his New York City office, and ran a full-page ad in The New York Times slamming his decision to move the league’s All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver in protest of Georgia’s election law. Now, JCN is set to erect a billboard in New York City’s Times Square, across from Manfred’s office, which says “Hey Rob: All Strikes and No Balls?”

    The All-Star Game was estimated to bring between $37 million and $190 million in revenue to the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area according to data from Bill Volckmann, Finance Director for Cobb County, whose office appraised the potential economic impact of the mid-summer sports event would have on the local economy and businesses.



    “MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s hundred-million dollar slap in the face to minority-owned businesses deserves a billboard of a proportionate size,” Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, said in a statement. “Small, minority-owned businesses in Georgia have been struggling to get by in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, and moving the MLB’s All Star game is pulling the rug right out from underneath them.”

    “And for what?” Ortiz asked. “To virtue signal against a law that closer aligns Georgia voting rules with other states? Commissioner Manfred needs to stand up to the woke mob and step up for the small businesses of Atlanta by moving the game back to Georgia.”




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    Seems the "Woke" up community in Hollywood got a wake up call last night as their Pat themselves on the back awards show showed the least amount of people watching it.. guess the American people are just tired of listening to their preaching to us like they are Gods or something..

    Wokeism Killing America's Interest

    Sunday's Oscars bombed big time.

    In delayed fast national results released by Nielsen, the 93rd Academy Awards were watched by 9.85 million, with just a 1.9 rating among the key 18-49 demographic — an all-time low for Tinseltown’s biggest night, Deadline.com reported.

    The head count was a drop of over 58% from the previous low of the 2020 Oscars last Feb. 9, when 23.6 million watched.

    In the key demographic, this year’s Oscars was down 64.2% in the earlier ratings from the 2020 Oscars.

    It should come as no surprise.

    There have been years of declining Oscars’ viewers, several months of little watched virtual awards shows, pandemic-shuttered movie theaters, and a slate of Oscar nominees that lacked big name recognition.

    "Everything about it stank," Piers Morgan bluntly declared in commentary for the Daily Mail. "Honestly, if there was an Oscar for Worst Horror Story, it would go to whoever decided it would be a good idea to hold this year's event in a train station.

    "Though ironically, that turned out to be the most perfectly appropriate venue for a grim, soulless three-hour ordeal that was the complete opposite of what Hollywood's biggest night is supposed to be about.

    "The Oscars had one job after the whole world had endured a year of hell with the coronavirus pandemic: make us feel better," he added. "The fact it made us all feel slightly worse by the end is an almost miraculously bad achievement worthy of winning an award itself."

    Disney-owned ABC network plan on officially releasing their 2021 Oscar data Tuesday, when the final numbers are in. As other broadcasters have done with similar big-ticket events over the past year or so, those numbers will incorporate at home viewing across all domestic time zones, as well as out-of-home viewing.

    https://www.newsmax.com/us/oscars-ac...26/id/1019061/

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    It always gets better in the "WOKE" world we live in.. Now on here we are or were mostly truck drivers or dock workers.. Could you imagine going into the terminal manager's office and telling him not to pick up any Home Depot freight because you don't like them??

    Simon & Schuster employees tell publisher no book deals for Trump administration authors

    The petition collected 216 signatures, roughly 14% of the company workforce.

    Employees at Simon & Schuster have submitted a petition demanding the publishing company not make book deals with former Trump administration officials, following one for a memoir from former Vice President Mike Pence.

    They submitted the petition Monday to upper management with 216 signatures, which is 14 percent of the company's workforce, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Employees asked the management not to treat "the Trump administration as a 'normal' chapter in American history."

    The letter was sent to Simon & Schuster’s CEO Jonathan Karp, and publisher Dana Canedy. The company has not commented about the petition publicly.

    In thee petition letter, signers argued Pence was homophobic, racist and sexist. Pence signed a seven-figure two-book deal earlier in April.

    Signers also for Simon & Schuster to cut ties with the conservative imprint Post Hill Press.

    https://justthenews.com/nation/cultu...ration-authors

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    It always gets better in the "WOKE" world we live in.. Now on here we are or were mostly truck drivers or dock workers.. Could you imagine going into the terminal manager's office and telling him not to pick up any Home Depot freight because you don't like them??

    Simon & Schuster employees tell publisher no book deals for Trump administration authors

    The petition collected 216 signatures, roughly 14% of the company workforce.
    These leftist lunatics are over the top.Be interested to know what or how these morons believe that they are going to change the majority of peoples thinking.IDIOTS they are


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    It always gets better in the "WOKE" world we live in.. Now on here we are or were mostly truck drivers or dock workers.. Could you imagine going into the terminal manager's office and telling him not to pick up any Home Depot freight because you don't like them??
    That would be a good question for our self-proclaimed history scholar and hypocritical forum jester to answer...

    Who knows...

    Maybe he can pull himself away from his history lessons and Trump hate speeches long enough to answer that for us.

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    Democrats Know Wokeness Is A Problem But Are Scared Mobs Will Cancel Them If they Say It

    Democrats know their wokeness is a problem, but are afraid to talk about it because they will risk getting canceled.Take James Carville, for example. He’s a seasoned political consultant who, despite his affinity for guiding Democrat candidates such as Bill Clinton to political victories, is becoming increasingly worried that the left’s obsession with woke, unrelatable rhetoric such as “Latinx” and “communities of color” is distancing them from voters.

    “Wokeness is a problem and everyone knows it,” Carville recently told Vox News’ Sean Illing. “It’s hard to talk to anybody today — and I talk to lots of people in the Democratic Party — who doesn’t say this. But they don’t want to say it out loud.” This quiet acknowledgment, Carville continued, is simply because Democrats are scared they will be “clobbered or canceled” by the mob which is fueled by the culture war monsters they created.

    “I always tell people that we’ve got to stop speaking Hebrew and start speaking Yiddish. We have to speak the way regular people speak, the way voters speak. It ain’t complicated. That’s how you connect and persuade. And we have to stop allowing ourselves to be defined from the outside,” Carville concluded.This isn’t the first time Carville cautioned those on the left side of the political aisle to refrain from using “patronizing” language and actions when approaching voters, especially those not in urban areas. “You know how f—ing patronizing that is to people in the South or in the middle of the country?” Carville asked. “We can’t win the Senate by looking down at people. The Democratic Party has to drive a narrative that doesn’t give off vapors that we’re smarter than everyone or culturally arrogant.”

    In leaked calls released late last year, President Joe Biden and Democrat leaders in the House led onto this same concept and acknowledged that it was woke talking points such as “defund the police” and socialized medicine that kept their winning margins small in 2020. “That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police,” Biden told civil rights leaders in December. “[If] we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina said in November. Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia echoed Clyburn’s concerns, saying that if leftists couldn’t reevaluate the platforms they relied on for the Nov. 3 election, they would lose in a landslide in the 2022 midterms.

    “No one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again,” Spanberger said. “Nobody should be talking about socialism.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/27...f-they-say-it/

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    The dangerous attack on meritocracy

    The core meritocratic idea -- that tasks should be assigned to those most qualified to accomplish them -- is, and has been for some time, under attack. That attack, predictably in the current identity politics-obsessed climate, has been based on race and sex.Just recently, for example, the CEO of United Airlines proudly announced that United’s new goal for its stable of pilots and co-pilots is that it reflect the demography of United’s passengers. So if a certain percentage passengers are women, and a certain percentage are black, then the occupants of United’s cockpits should reflect those percentages. The CEO failed to explain whether United’s current failure to meet those percentages was due to its own race and sex discrimination, or whether instead it was due to such factors as the skills and occupational preferences of women and blacks. Nor did he explain why anyone, including United’s passengers, should care anything about United’s pilots other than whether they were highly qualified to execute a pilot’s only job, which is to fly and land the plane safely.The same point applies to the FAA’s policy to “diversify” air traffic controllers. Air traffic controllers, too, have one task, which is to manage congested skies so that airplanes do not collide and land safely. The occupants of airplanes care only that they do that task the best that it can be done, and care not a whit about to what race or sex they belong.

    This point also applies to the military. It, too, has a singular task, to win wars and do so at the lowest cost in blood and treasure. Accomplishing that mission, regardless of the racial, sexual, or sexual orientation of its members, is all citizens should demand of it. But race-norming the promotion of officers, sex-norming the fitness criteria, or putting people in combat units who threaten unit cohesion because of sexual attraction and rivalries are not means for most effectively winning wars but instead reduce that ability. When it comes to our own lives and the tasks we demand for ourselves and our loved ones, we don’t care who does them, we care only that they do them well. We want the best surgeon we can afford, irrespective of the surgeon’s race, sex, or sexual preferences. We want the same for our lawyer and our dry cleaner. And the most meritocratic institutions of all, professional sports teams, care not at all about reflecting the demography of their fans. They care only about winning and so select their players based on their skills and not on their ascriptive identities.

    Some will say we can diversify without lowering standards. Don’t believe it. In the universities, the institutions in which the diversity program has been around the longest and has been employed most aggressively, the standards that one would think should prevail -- for admitted students, the ability to do high-level intellectual work, and for faculty, knowledge of one’s subject, the ability to convey that knowledge to students, and the ability to advance that knowledge through research and writing -- have definitely been lowered in pursuit of diversity among students and faculty. Because of this, in order to avoid embarrassing those admitted or hired with lowered standards, discourse within the university has become euphemistic at best and dishonest at worst. Research on certain topics has become forbidden lest its findings prove unwelcome. Departments have been established as academic ghettoes from which no useful knowledge is expected. And ironically, with so many slots occupied by those selected by lowering the standards, those competing for the remaining slots have on average even more impressive qualifications than in the past, thus widening the gap between the best and the worst, much to the detriment of campus peace and cohesion.

    Meritocratic norms are what we employ in our personal lives with respect to tasks we really care about. And they are norms we hope the institutions that fight our wars, fly and direct our planes, and seek and convey knowledge care about. But that is less and less the case, and we are poorer and more vulnerable because of that.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...ritocracy.html

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