This isn’t a surprise, but it still pisses me off.
Black folks knew all about him😒
BREAKING: Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin unveils a new policy that will ban the teaching of Martin Luther King Jr. to elementary school students. RT TO EXPOSE GOVERNOR YOUNGKIN’S WHITEWASHING OF HISTORY!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) November 16, 2022
The VLBC condemns & rejects the revisionist draft standards proposed last week by the Gov’s Administration. The VLBC has deep concerns w/the politically-drafted revised standards that literally revise, whitewash & omit important history in schools.
VLBC letter to the Board: pic.twitter.com/FRmR4z4KcA
— VLBC (@VaBlackCaucus) November 17, 2022
Governor Youngkin’s new history standards require Marc Antony in elementary school but not MLK Jr.
Never forget he kicked Virginia’s Teacher of the Year — Anthony Swann, a Black man — off the Board of Education so he could ram this through. https://t.co/CiLNsKIbpR
— Sally Hudson (@SallyLHudson) November 15, 2022
Critical race theory was ALWAYS a scare tactic and a front to do exactly this and don’t let them gaslight you about it. It was racist to its core and now they’re clutching their pearls cause they realize but MLK too?
What did YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/KWCAQVobp3
— Michelle_BYoung (@michelle_byoung) November 17, 2022
– Removing all technical edits from the 2020 African American History commission
– Refer to the Indigenous people of Virginia as America's First Immigrants (incredibly insulting and untrue)
– Complex concepts like The Code of Hammurabi are required content for 1st grade
— Matt Royer (@royermattw) November 16, 2022
– The Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers are now required content for First Grade.
– Third Graders must learn about “Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony," and other ancient Greeks, and Romans
— Matt Royer (@royermattw) November 16, 2022
TL;DR Governor Youngkin would rather score points "defeating the nonexistent epidemic of teaching Critical Race Theory" than to teach Virginia students accurately and improve the test scores he complains about time and time again.
— Matt Royer (@royermattw) November 16, 2022
Make it make sense @GlennYoungkin pic.twitter.com/r3v1ZngI5U
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) November 17, 2022
Worst of all, #Youngkin & ilk are harming global competitiveness of our kids & setting them up for failure when they rob them of vital knowledge. Kids in other countries learn more abt America, science, math, & reading skills than our kids do. Parents ok with this are complicit.
— zizi2 (@zizii2) November 17, 2022
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if you try to stop schools from teaching the history of slavery and racism as well as completely erase black Americans who made a huge impact in history such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr or Harriet Tubman, you are a white supremacist.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) November 17, 2022
Moms for Liberty? Nothing but a female branch of a revived White Citizens Council.
Moms for Liberty-backed school board members fire superintendent, ban critical race theory https://t.co/t4mqIkmZpr via @nbcnews
— Skeptical Brotha 💛🐝🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) November 17, 2022
Huge age gap shows up in AARP poll of Warnock-Walker runoff
Story by Chloe Folmar
A poll released on Tuesday by AARP, an interest group for those aged 50 and older, found a significant age gap in voters’ preferences in the Georgia Senate runoff election between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and former NFL player Herschel Walker (R).
Warnock leads Walker by 24 percentage points among voters aged 18-49, while Walker leads by nine points among voters aged 50 or older, according to the poll from AARP Georgia. The two groups differ in their preferences by a total of 33 points.
Voters are more supportive of Walker the older they are, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points among respondents 50 and older.
Respondents aged 65 or older favor Walker over Warnock by 13 points, while that lead shrinks to four percentage points among those aged 50-64.
Black voters aged 50 and up differ in preference from their age group overall, however, with Warnock holding an 83-point lead over Walker among such respondents
D.A. Bullock (@BullyCreative) tweeted at 5:30 PM on Sat, Nov 19, 2022:
Minnesota cops said they cannot accept a potential ban on white supremacist affiliation in POST certified officer ranks, cuz it will hurt recruitment. Please let that sink into your every consideration of each and every city/police budget conversation.
Howard ✡ (@HowardA_AtLaw) tweeted at 3:34 PM on Sat, Nov 19, 2022:
Jewish people have been telling you for years that the Bernie DSA/Squad are Racist antistemites.
now Black people are telling you the same as the attack Hakeem Jeffries.
Their hatred “the Democratic establishment” means they hate the base. Black people and Jewish people.
It really IS that obvious….
Just A Happy Dark Brandon Disciple (@DMC0821) tweeted at 3:41 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
Y’all know folks are screaming to replace Kamala Harris and/or stop Hakeem Jeffries because if 2024 goes well for Democrats, the first two people in the line of succession for an 82-year old president will be BLACK people?
avis prede 🌻🕊️ (@iheartospreys) tweeted at 4:50 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
Of course it fucking did. 😒
Trump’s White House blocked government websites aimed at helping Americans vote, fighting human trafficking, easing homelessness, and stopping fraud, federal records show https://t.co/LOeYa2Bu6Z via @businessinsider
Melissa Murray (@ProfMMurray) tweeted at 8:37 AM on Sat, Nov 19, 2022:
The @nytimes headline really buries the lede. @jodikantor & @Jo_Becker’s reporting reveals a highly coordinated effort to influence SCOTUS justices. THAT is the story. Also, why is this breaking on SATURDAY morning, @nytimes? https://t.co/kNECT5SXhD
Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) tweeted at 1:32 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
I foresee friction between GQP House “leadership” (McCarthy, Gym Jordan&Marjorie Three Toes) & GOP Senate “leadership” (Moscow Mitch). They’re myopic, chaos agents&he’s a savvy, strategic thinker. McConnell knows if GOP fails2do anything but revenge hearings, Dems win big in 2024
Protection of complexion 😒 😒
Lindy Li (@lindyli) tweeted at 1:40 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
So let me get this straight
The Colorado Springs shooter was arrested last year for trying to kill his own mom with a homemade bomb
He had a stand-off with police after kidnapping her
Yet he was never prosecuted and managed to buy an AR-15
Nyzhjae 🤎 (@Nyzhjae) tweeted at 7:08 AM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
The US gave Mexico permission to extradite the ppl who killed that girl … to Mexican Prison.
K D YT (@wkyle73) tweeted at 8:32 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
The FBI is involved… and Mexico wants to protect its image as a safe tourism destination, they may as well turn themselves in. 🥴
Ŗσ 🦋 (@_RainbowPride_) tweeted at 6:47 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
That fuck around find out algorithm stays in overtime 😩 adios murders https://t.co/Pr4rFmG8m9
Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) tweeted at 7:00 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Rep. Adam Schiff to ABC on Kevin McCarthy: “I suspect he will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do. He’s a very weak leader of this conference, meaning that he will adhere to the wishes of the lowest common denominator.”
Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) tweeted at 8:00 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Rep. Adam Kinzinger to CNN on what kind of leader McCarthy will be: “I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not going to be a leader at all. I think he will be completely hostage to the extreme wings of the Republican Party.”
Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) tweeted at 10:23 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
EXCLUSIVE: Senior Dem lawmakers give Chief Justice Roberts an ultimatum on ethics issues, in wake of reports on alleged 2014 #SCOTUS leak & lobbying of justices. You probe or Congress will, @SenWhitehouse & @rephankjohnson declare in new letter https://t.co/1mydQKFu7s
Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) tweeted at 5:53 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
If you want Hunter Biden—a private citizen who has never worked for the U.S. gov’t—investigated, but don’t want Jared or Ivanka investigated for “earning” $640 million while in the WH and then getting $2 billion from Saudi Arabia, you are a hypocrite conducting a witch hunt.
BECAUSE, OF COURSE!
David DeWitt (@DC_DeWitt) tweeted at 6:00 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Democratic-affiliated candidates won control over the State Board of Education in Ohio, and one week later, the Republican lawmakers moved a bill forward to strip their powers.
The ENTIRE PHUCK???
Michelle Nelson (@Jazzyminkamom) tweeted at 2:15 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Texas lawmakers are wanting to disolve the city of Austin and turn over control to the LT. Governor
Folks this is absolutely crazy .Actually we all need to be questioning the mental health of Republicans…
Yes I am serious
Tony Baker (@TonyBakercomedy) tweeted at 1:50 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
I think black folks stick together more than we get credit for. Our problem is this, we talk sh*t about EVERYBODY. Anybody can get it, even our own. We are super vocal and critical. But when outsiders start talkin sh*t about our own, we’re like “now hold on now…”
💉💉💉💉 Flip the WI Supreme Court on 4/4/23 (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 3:14 AM on Tue, Nov 22, 2022:
nearly all the entry-level management positions at the union job are filled by Trumpers, if they are white
you can feel the bitterness and frustration at life emanating from them, like the Dark Side of the Force
it makes them unlikeable & unapproachable from a distance
Marcus Simon (@marcussimon) tweeted at 7:31 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
To understand what @GovernorVA is up to that the Board of Ed keeps stopping, understand that at his core he doesn’t believe in public ed & would privatize all of it. So it’s like having a pyromaniac in charge of the fire department-they’re happy to stand by and watch it all burn.
No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 9:56 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito gave a partisan speech attacking society for considering bans on gay marriage “bigotry.” Now the vast majority of Republicans voted against protecting marriage equality amid rising hate crimes against LGBTQ people. https://t.co/H66UCvNSOm
CK (@HRCDemocrat) tweeted at 2:53 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Alito is furious Congress is codifying marriage equality, making it immeasurably harder for the Supreme Court to cruelly rip another right away from citizens.
MoonbeamValencia (@ValValCZ) tweeted at 10:14 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Maybe it’s just me, but SCOTUS justices should not be giving partisan speeches, should be wined and dined by lobby groups and really should not be affiliated with any political party.
Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) tweeted at 5:17 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Governor Murphy of New Jersey has signed an order that will seal all name changes in to protect transgender citizens. Name Changes will no longer be open to public inspections and will be confidential. Likewise the $50 fee is waived. https://t.co/NLNMj7jd3W
Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@flywithkamala) tweeted at 10:15 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Meet Joanna McClinton; she is poised to become the first, but not the last, woman Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives! 👏🏾🤩 #PA191 #BlackWomenLead https://t.co/ScguhYbZRz
Bloomberg (@business) tweeted at 3:40 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
As the Dominican Republic increases the deportation of Haitian nationals, Black US citizens risk being caught up in the sweep, the US Embassy says https://t.co/8fm8xFrn0l
Busted Flush (@Mikebattuello) tweeted at 1:43 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
Fun fact … there have been over 300 confirmed cases of Teslas going up in flames … and 32 confirmed deaths. Anybody remember the total outrage when a few Ford Pintos caught fire decades ago? Why so little concern with Tesla? https://t.co/oM1kaHN0rK
Helen Branswell 🇺🇦 (@HelenBranswell) tweeted at 6:46 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Wondering how to manage your risk of contracting Covid at this point, as holiday gatherings approach? We asked 34 infectious diseases experts how they’re comporting themselves. Some surprises here for me. https://t.co/mpurY7JEvG
Benjy Renton (@bhrenton) tweeted at 0:41 PM on Fri, Nov 18, 2022:
New data: Congratulations to the great state of Maine, which has become the first state to vaccinate 50% of seniors with a bivalent booster — far above the national average of 30%.
35.2 million Americans — 11.3% of the 5+ population — have received their bivalent booster. https://t.co/BOB8ZBdfxj
Lindy Li (@lindyli) tweeted at 9:25 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Amy Coney Barrett got $2 MILLION for a book on how judges must be impartial
Yet she won’t recuse herself from an LGBT case despite an anti-gay group paying her
Despite being in the cult People of Praise
Despite saying “the end of a legal career is building the kingdom of God”
Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Tue, Nov 22, 2022:
As I dictate this, gas prices are magically coming down & Republicans, news media&the Christian “right” are jointly pivoting to other things to criticize Joe Biden and the Democrats about things other than gas prices and inflation. Quite the coincidence in joint messaging right?
philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) tweeted at 8:33 PM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
This is terrifying: Natalia Bryant is seeking a restraining order against a gun-obsessed stalker who sent her a DM hoping they’d have a “Kobe-like child together”
The Spry Old Lorax (@SpryOld) tweeted at 10:53 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Joe Biden and Democrats promised that if voters gave them the House and two additional seats in the Senate, that they’d deliver the things they couldn’t the last two years.
Voters failed to deliver on their part of the bargain.
So don’t get upset when nothing much happens now.
Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊