In composing my new book, Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency, I thought hard about whether I should address the question of Barack Obama’s sexuality. Two considerations persuaded me to pursue the issue. One was the no-holds-barred media treatment of the sex life, real and imagined, of Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh. The second was the fact that despite Obama’s early feint to the center, his presidency was something of a golden age for gay America. A May 2012 Newsweek cover story, in fact, dubbed Obama “the first gay president.”
Instructor Warns Anti-BLM, Pro-Life
Views Are ‘Grounds For Dismissal’ 42 replies
An Iowa State University instructor’s syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are “grounds for dismissal.” Instructor Chloe Clark’s English 250 syllabus includes a “giant warning” advising students that only certain views would be permitted during her classes. “I take this seriously,” she notes at the end of the warning. “Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc.) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom,” Clark wrote in the syllabus, a copy of which was provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).
‘Highjacked’ by Trump’s ‘Cult’ 32 replies
Tuesday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Republican Party has been “highjacked” by a “cult-like group of people and others who are afraid of defying the cult leader,” who she said was President Donald Trump. When asked about the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Pelosi said, “It was great that John Kasich was there. I think that was a very big plus for us because we do have to find our common ground as we go forward.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace, said, “It’s interesting you mentioned John Kasich. He’s generated some debate. It was my sense he’s there to represent the broad coalition
racism’ complaint about bra colours 28 replies
Marks & Spencer has apologised after it was accused of “covert racism” over its bra colours. Kusi Kimani, 29, from East Sussex, was shocked when she discovered a brown bra on the retailer’s website was called “tobacco”. The lighter colours of the £12 Marks & Spencer Collection padded bras are described as “cinnamon” and “fudge”. Ms Kimani complained about the bra for her skin tone carrying negative connotations, while more positive words were used for lighter colours. Yet two months on from her initial complaint, the bra is still being sold in a “tobacco” colour on the Marks & Spencer
on his first wife before the car crash? 28 replies
Ordinarily, most of us wouldn’t care too much about a political leader’s love life. After all, President Trump is a stellar president but his personal life hasn’t been perfect. Big deal. Trump’s never brought it up to win votes out on the campaign trail. Joe Biden’s different. He’s using the occasion of his previous wife, Neilia Hunter Biden’s death in a car crash along with that of his baby daughter tell us how compassionate he is, in a bid to reap political hay. Michelle Obama, in her Democratic convention speech last night, brought it up, selling it to voters as proof that he’s a nice guy.
Independence Before Sanders Affirms
Biden As A Vehicle For The Revolution 26 replies
Former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich crossed party lines Monday night to speak out in support of presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at this year’s virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC).During his brief online testimony standing at a literal fork in the road in his hometown Columbus suburb of Westerville, which also held the fourth round of Democratic debates, Kasich’s appearance was meant to suggest broad bipartisan support even coming from a NeverTrumper who never had and never was going to support Trump in the first place.(Snip) “He’s reasonable, faithful, respectful, and you know, no one pushes Joe around.”
With Americans. Is It Any Wonder? 26 replies
The debate over schools reopening has affected how Americans view teachers’ unions. It has been well-publicized that the unions in many districts have submitted political demands that have little to do with pandemic safety as a condition of returning to the classroom. None of the political demands have anything to do with educating children, either. One of the requirements, defunding the police, has actually been getting children killed in cities like New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. Perhaps the most annoying displays were members of the teachers’ unions protesting school openings in large groups while maintaining that returning to the classroom is too dangerous.
to snub Kamala Harris in DNC speech 26 replies
There was one glaring omission from Michelle Obama’s 20-minute Democratic National Convention speech Monday night — Kamala Harris.That’s because the former first lady recorded her rousing speech before Joe Biden selected Sen. Harris of California as his running mate.The speech was delivered remotely like all others at the DNC because of the coronavirus pandemic, and The Associated Press reports it was filmed before Harris was named last week as Biden’s VP candidate, indicating the choice was so close to the vest and down to the wire that even the Obamas were not in the loop.
Biden at DNC – with 2016 presidential loser
John Kasich saying candidate will NOT
‘turn left’ and pleading with GOP voters
to vote out Donald Trump 25 replies
Four former top Republicans formally backed Joe Biden at Monday night’s virtual Democratic National Convention festivites, with 2016 GOP hopeful John Kasich promising his fellow party members that the Democrat wouldn’t become too liberal. ‘I’m sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn’t imagine crossing over to support a Democrat, they fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don’t believe that,’ Kasich said. ‘Because I know the measure of the man – reasonable, faithful, respectful and you know, no one pushes Joe around.’
Actually Rock’s Greatest Ending? 24 replies
All good things, it’s been said, must come to an end. Even the Beatles. Though John Lennon had informed his bandmates months earlier that he was leaving the group, the breakup of the Beatles did not become official until April 10, 1970, when Paul McCartney issued a press release stating he was no longer working with the fabulous foursome. That release came after a whirlwind year in 1969 that saw McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr record Abbey Road, which contains the final occasion all four members recorded together with its closing song, “The End,” and also Let It Be, the band’s final record, while also being filmed during rehearsals
Secret Service code name 24 replies
Presumptive vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has chosen “Pioneer” as her Secret Service code name, according to a report. Harris chose the moniker, reported by CNN, shortly after being placed under Secret Service protection last week, when she was tapped as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. The California senator’s code name choice appears to be a nod to the historic nature of her nomination, being the first female of color vice presidential nominee.
Signature Feature During Convention Address 22 replies
Michelle Obama, a prominent spouse who summers on Martha’s Vineyard, addressed the Democratic Party’s virtual convention on Monday, but neglected to show off her signature assets.When the Obama patriarch, Barack H., left office in disgrace in 2017, the U.S. media mourned the loss of Michelle’s “guns,” a popular slang term for arms. Vogue magazine captured the despair many journalists felt in its cleverly titled piece, “A Farewell to Michelle Obama’s Flawless Arms,” which allowed readers to relive the former First Lady’s “7 Best Arm Moments.”