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Backlash Against the 1619 Project

The NYT recently reported that high school history textbooks used across the United, but geared for the big sales in California and Texas, tell two different stories about United States. In the Texas version issues like slavery are white washed. A travesty.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.htm

Evangelist Kanye West to Headline Anti-LGBTQ Event

Kanye West will stop in Phoenix this weekend to headline Awaken 2020—a 10-hour evangelical event that has garnered criticism from LGBTQ community members and their allies.

Suze Collins and the Infernal Charlie Brown Football

Senator Susan Collins says that she is working with a group of Republican Senators to see if witness testimony will be allowed in the Senate impeachment trial. 

Taking bets on whether the outcome will be better than when she said that she was seriously deliberating on how to vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation. At that time, she give her confirmation speech with a Mississippi Confederate seated at a table behind her.

I hope I'm wrong in where I'm placing my bet.

Republicans Claim Democrats Loved Qasem Soleimani

Nikki Haley said Democrats mourn the loss of  Qasem Soleimani 

Joining Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Monday night, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley discussed the response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Suleimani, saying that “the only ones mourning the loss of Suleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

Lest you worry we are taking Haley out of context, she tweeted out the clip herself last night.

Levar Burton Enters the Pity Olympics

On the first day of this new year, LeVar “Kunta Kinte” Burton told all of Twitter that he wouldn’t tolerate any racial gaslighting in the new decade. The acclaimed actor, author and advocate released the first installment of This is My Story, a video series where he shares individual stories that capture some of the racist experiences most Black people in the U.S. “have in common.” On Twitter, Burton wrote:

American Descendents of Slavery

The Russians and other counties are going to attack the 2020 elections. One obvious way to do this is by spreading discord. They will be aided in this effort by Moscow Mitch who is slow walking efforts to combat foreign interventions into our voting process. The African American community will be a prime target. A recent debate about reparations is a possible way to sow division within the black community. The discussion revolves around who should receive these hypothetical reparations. Should reparations go to all blacks, or just blacks who are descendants of slavery?

Virginia and Humpty Dumpty

The New Year rolls in with movement towards removing Confederate statues representing the state of Virginia.

Governor Northam is offering a bill to remove General Robert E. Lee, the overrated Confederate general is from it's place as one of Virginia 's contributions to the statuary in the U.S.Capitol. 
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/virginia-governor-seeks-removal-of-confederate-statue-from-us-capitol/2191799/

Earl Landgrebe 2.0

At the height of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon was running low on friends. When the U.S. House voted to begin impeachment hearings, for example, the vote was 410 to 4. One of the four was an Indiana Republican named Earl Landgrebe.

Nikki Haley and the Confederacy

Nikki Haley was hailed as one of the adults in the room when she joined the Trump administration. She went to disappoint expectations by becoming another Trump toadie.

I’d thought Haley was better than that. I was wrong. She was one of the heroes in my 2016 book, Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Went from the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump. Even after accepting a job in the Trump administration as ambassador to the United Nations, I hoped Haley could walk the tightrope of maintaining her dignity and reputation as a serious conservative while remaining relevant in a party that has become dramatically more populist and nationalistic in the Trump era. 

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