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The Washington Post finally mentioned the Ivy League sex-and-swimming scandal, and the reaction from its liberal Democratic readers is overwhelming; Male swimmer Lia Thomas does not belong in women’s swim races, even if he thinks he has a woman’s “gender identity.”

Well, here’s one Democrat that thinks this is ridiculous. She competed as a man two years earlier. That should disqualify her from competing as a woman. I don’t even know why this is a debate. Transgender should have their own category. This is a matter of fairness, not equality.

— Guitar Cat (@_GuitarCat_) January 10, 2022

I am all for inclusion but this is ridiculous

— Jose F (@jfriano) January 11, 2022

Author Rick Maese’s January 10 article tried to thread the needle between his pro-transgender peers and the newspapers’ pro-fairness, pro-women readers:

Since she [sic] obliterated two school records and posted nation-leading times at a meet last month, Thomas has garnered attention from across the swimming community and right-wing media. Credentialed media at Saturday’s meet included Fox News, Newsweek, the Daily Mail and ESPN. Tennis icons Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert have publicly said Thomas has no business competing in women’s swimming, as has Olympian Erika Brown, who said last month it’s “time to start standing up for women’s sports.”

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, chief executive of Champion Women, a women’s sports advocacy organization, said concerns around Thomas’s spot on the women’s team aren’t rooted in transphobia or discrimination. Hogshead-Makar’s issues are with the rule book that allows Thomas to compete in women’s sports and with sports officials whom the advocate argues are putting Thomas’s competitors at a disadvantage.

“This topic is very uncomfortable for people. They don’t understand it, and so they took the lazy way out,” said Hogshead-Makar, who won four swimming medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. “The lazy way out is saying, ‘Put them in the women’s category.’

“To blow up the women’s category is just not the answer. This makes the women’s category meaningless.”

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of tweeted responses to the article were scornful of the claim that men who claim to be women should be allowed to participate in women’s sports:

This needs to stop.

Making a personal choice is fine. There should be clear caveats with these choices.

Ramming it down the throat of collegiate athletes is wrong.

— American Birthboy (@AramNYC) January 11, 2022

While I support transgender athletes, particularly in middle and high school, were sports are about teamwork, the mechanics of a body born male are different than one born female. Perhaps there needs to be a separate category for transgender athletes at the elite level.

— everlovinaddie (@AddieShepherd19) January 11, 2022

I absolutely believe in supporting the trans community. But no way should a man compete with women. I absolutely stand up for trans people, and I absolutely will stand up for women. Somehow in this whole conversation we have lost common sense.

— DonajueDee (@DonajueDee) January 10, 2022

When LGBT-friendly icons like Martina Navratilova say this is unfair – it’s unfair.

— @The_C_Agenda (@c_agenda) January 10, 2022

The response also used laughter to criticize the Post‘s acceptance of the claim that a man must be treated as a woman whenever he says he feels like a woman.

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— Barbara Trudell (@trudell_barbara) January 10, 2022

Except those elites working in media and the whole Democrat Party, I don’t think there is any support for this craziness.

— RT🇺🇲 (@rtoh) January 10, 2022

I’m looking forward to the day when we transcend not just sex, but species, too. When cheetahs and horses can be identified as human and crush the land records of Usain Bolt. Because it’s just about the speed, right? Not specific categories of living creatures competing.

— Califasauros (@califasauros) January 10, 2022

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— RevFemStreetBeat (@RevFemStBeat) January 11, 2022

There were a few supporters who tweeted their support for Thomas:

Trans women are women so I don’t understand the controversy. Maybe just jealousy because she is a bad a** who is clearly an amazing swimmer. I would love to see her go after Katy ladecky records

— Igor Sdorov ( he / him) – lockdowns work! (@ISdorov) January 10, 2022

The polls have shifted decisively against the transgender activists, partly because of coverage from mainstream media outlets, such as Breitbart News.

The Washington Post article was posted a few days after a strategy guide by transgender activists admitted that many polls show the public has already rejected the transgender ideology.

Breitbart News reported on December 30 about how the advocacy group is urging allies to conceal transgender advocacy under sympathy for various other groups:

“Right now, our opposition wins the debate on trans youth in sports against any and all arguments we have tried for our side,” admits a “Messaging Guide” by the California-based Transgender Law Center.

Overall, “we can at best elicit sympathy, a passive and often patronizing attitude that alienates our base [of current supporters] and fails to generate sustained interest from persuadable audiences” of swing voters, said the guide, which is titled “Transgender Youth and the Freedom to Be Ourselves.”

The counter-strategy is to stealthily hook their aggressive ideology to the public’s existing sympathy for poor people, women, and racial minorities, according to the messaging guide:

[Advocates should use] “…the Race Class Narrative to tell a convincing story of how … by coming together, we can ensure we all have the freedom to be ourselves and support one another.”

The guide offered several examples of how the advocacy can be concealed, including an ironically titled “Authentic Selves” pitch that matches the New York Times’s coverage of the Jeopardy! sex scandal:

Across our races, backgrounds and genders, we want to be treated with dignity and respect. But today, certain politicians are pushing laws that restrict our freedoms because of the color of our skin, what’s in our wallets, or because we are transgender. They exploit divisions and fears among us so they can get and hold onto power, denying us the basic rights, resources, and respect all people deserve. By [rejecting this division and] passing protections against discrimination, we can ensure each one of us has the freedom to be ourselves, pursue our dreams, and have a good life — no exceptions.

The advocacy group downplayed the huge health and psychological costs for people who claim to be transgender. But even the Washington Post’s op-ed section spotlighted the dangers in November.

“We may be harming some of the young people we strive to support — people who may not be prepared for the gender transitions they are being rushed into,” said a Washington Post op-ed by the two prominent advocates of the transgender ideology, psychologist Laura Edwards-Leeperand Erica Anderson, who says she is transgender.

The article was given a very prominent position — three-quarters of the first page in the Washington Post’s prestigious Outlook section on Sunday, November 28.

The New York Times has yet to address the transgender sex scandal, despite its extensive coverage of the #MeToo sexual-assault scandal.

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New York Times Complains CDC Victimized by ‘Imperfect Science’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo …
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been victimized by “imperfect science,” the New York Times complained Monday.

While the establishment media throughout the pandemic have urged Americans to “trust the science” because it is the “only method we have of understanding the world,” the Times acknowledged that science is imperfect.

The revelation about the fallibility of science was a reason for the Times to scapegoat President Biden’s failing coronavirus response. In an article titled, “The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science,” the publication warned readers that federal government mandates, recommended by health experts, cannot keep pace with the CDC’s science.

“The Omicron coronavirus variant is moving much faster than researchers can, worsening a longstanding problem: The agency (CDC) must make tough decisions with scant data,” the article read.

The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity. https://t.co/rcDezphVRR

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 28, 2021

The Times suggested there is urgency for Biden’s CDC to recommend mandates at “breakneck” speed yet admitted the decisions are prone to problems because science is revealing “insufficient evidence”:

Because decisions must be made at a breakneck pace, the agency has issued recommendations based on what once would have been considered insufficient evidence, amid growing public concern about how these guidelines affect the economy and education.

The paper continued to assert the CDC’s medical decisions, based on its scientific method, have become “demoralizing” for a “bureaucracy staffed primarily by medical professionals” due to the shifting scientific evidence.

“The most recent example, the isolation advice, left turmoil within the agency over the way in which it was established and announced,” the paper wrote about the CDC’s ever-changing coronavirus health guidelines.

The Times‘ warning that the CDC’s science is imperfect comes as Biden’s top medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claimed in November to be synonymous with science.

“If they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well people can recognize that there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science,” the doctor defended himself against accusations of fallibility.

Last week, scientific health experts defended Fauci’s credibility and professed their “unreserved respect and trust as a scientist and a national leader.”

“His advice has been as well informed as data and the rapidly evolving circumstances allowed,” the letter continued. “And importantly, he has given his advice with humility, being clear about what we know and what is unknown, but requires judgment.”

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Salt Lake Tribune Calls For ‘Mass Vaccination Campaign,’ National Guard To ‘Ensure’ Unvaccinated Aren’t ‘Allowed, Well, Anywhere’

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 January 17, 2022 at 12:33pm


The Editorial Board for The Salt Lake Tribune thinks the state of Utah should conduct a totalitarian mass vaccination campaign involving National Guard troops, who would “ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”

Editors for The Salt Lake Tribune believe that Utah Governor Spencer Cox should deploy National Guard troops in his state to enforce a totalitarian mass vaccination campaign and seemingly isolate the unvaccinated from society, according to a piece they wrote titled “Utah leaders have surrendered to COVID pandemic, the Editorial Board writes.”

In the beginning of the piece, the editors accuse Utah leadership of “waving the white flag of surrender in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

According to them, the state government should have launched a post-9/11 or post-Pearl Harbor style government campaign, and apparently martial law, to implement tyrannical mask and vaccine mandates at the start of the pandemic.

The Utah government’s reluctance to deploy troops on the streets, combined with an alleged COVID-19 test shortage, and the spread of “misinformation” upsets the editors at the Tribune.

“For more than two years now, officials at all levels and in all branches of our government have missed chance after chance to get a handle on this rapidly spreading and rapidly evolving virus,” they complained.

“Rather than call for the kind of patriotic coming together that Americans responded to after Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we were assured that it was not a real problem, that it would ‘magically disappear,’ even that it was all a hoax, a plot to extend the power of the federal government and/or further enrich Big Pharma.”

They further claim that while Governor Cox advocates for the COVID-19 vaccines, which do not prevent individuals from catching or spreading the virus, he has not done enough.

They especially took issue with how the state’s congressional delegation and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes “so proudly stood against” mandating the controversial injections, and that the U.S. Supreme Court declared Joe Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandates unconstitutional.

Would you support a mass vaccination campaign?

The editors wrote that the newly discovered Omicron variant, which has been infecting vaccinated people, was “predictable.”

“And the challenge is the same as it was with alpha and delta: Most people weather it OK, but the serious cases are still enough to overwhelm hospitals,” wrote the editors, without acknowledging the possibility that Utah hospitals firing unvaccinated healthcare workers may have something to do with poor hospital functionality.

At the end of the piece, the editors fantasize about a military-imposed mass vaccination campaign, as well as the apparent oppression of those who do not provide proof of vaccination to the authorities.

“We might have headed off omicron with a herd immunity-level of vaccinations, but that would have required a vaccination mandate, which our leaders refused. Instead, we get, ‘No one could have seen this coming.’ That is patently untrue. They were told what to do, and they refused,” they wrote.

“Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”

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Clyburn: People Stopping Build Back Better, Voting Rights Legislation ‘Supporting Autocracy Over Democracy’

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Monday on MSNBC’s “Craig Melvin Reports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) slammed his congressional colleagues who helped stall President Joe Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” agenda and voting rights legislation.

Clyburn, who admitted he had run out of patience, argued that the people who stopped the two Democrat bills “are supporting autocracy over democracy.”

“[T]he same people who are stopping this, they’re stopping Build Back Better. And the child tax credit that we need in place now is in Build Back Better. Affordable housing that we need for people who lost their houses and lost their wealth is now — has got less than half the wealth that white people have, we need the affordable housing bill. That’s in a Build Back Better,” Clyburn outlined. “And so people who are stopping Build Back Better, stopping voting, they are trying to go to the heart of what’s needed in the African American community in order for us to maintain this pursuit of perspective that we have been on for a long, long time.”

“These people are supporting autocracy over democracy, and that’s the big issue here,” he added. “It would have come earlier if the president had put this out there earlier.

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