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USA Today shocker: Paper seeks to justify pedophilia, calls it merely “inappropriate” and “among the most misunderstood” conditions in U.S.



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Just when you thought that the sickos in the mainstream media could not do more to debase our culture and tear down our society, here comes USA Today with a piece legitimizing pedophilia because people who engage in sex acts with children are just…”misunderstood.”

“Pedophilia is viewed as among the most horrifying social ills. But scientists who study the sexual disorder say it is also among the most misunderstood,” the article, by Alia E. Dastagir, begins. “Researchers who study pedophilia say the term describes an attraction, not an action, and using it interchangeably with ‘abuse’ fuels misperceptions” about pedophiles.

One of the experts quoted for the ‘story’ compared pedophilia to any other unguarded sexual impulse that society disapproves of. For instance, psychologist Anna Salter said she begins her sessions with this question: “How many of you have ever had an inappropriate sexual thought?”

But of course, it’s not necessarily about having “inappropriate” sexual thoughts; the danger and the injury to society come when persons go from having thoughts to acting on them.

The piece goes on to favorably quote Allyn Walker, a former Old Dominion University professor, who has promoted the concept of “destigmatizing pedophilia” in a way that leftists always do, by changing our language. He believes pedophiles should be called “minor-attracted persons,” which is beyond insane.

Walker, who is a transgender using the pronouns “they/them” (itself beyond the brink of insanity), claims that the “stigma” against being sexually attracted to minors “can actually lead to harm against children,” which is nonsensical and sounds more like he/she is searching for an excuse to sexually molest kids.


USA Today, one of the most widely read outlets in the country, also began a lengthy Twitter thread, since deleted, with this statement: “We think we know what a pedophile is. There’s a lot we’re misunderstanding.”

USA Today has deleted its entire pedophile apologia thread but don’t let them memory hole this

— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) January 11, 2022

In case anyone needs to see it to believe it

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“When most of the public thinks of pedophilia, they assume it’s synonymous with child sexual abuse. A pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children, but not all pedophiles abuse kids, and some people who sexually abuse kids are not pedophiles,” the paper told its readers via Twitter before deleting the thread, adding:

“A previous thread did not include all information and the story it was written about is behind a paywall. We made the decision to delete the thread. The initial thread lacked the context that was within the story and we made the decision the pull down the entire thread.”

The initial thread lacked the context that was within the story and we made the decision the pull down the entire thread.

— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) January 11, 2022

Roughly 20 percent of all girls and 5 percent of all boys experience childhood sexual abuse, according to the National Center for the Victims of Crime.

Needless to say, the paper was blasted for its attempt to legitimize the most heinous sexual predators in our society.

The Internet is forever a******s good try on the delete tho!


To me (and probably anyone who has been watching) this is nothing more than the first step of trying to normalize this kind of behavior. ???

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 11, 2022

“The Internet is forever a******s good try on the delete tho!” Donald Trump Jr. noted on Twitter. “To me (and probably anyone who has been watching) this is nothing more than the first step of trying to normalize this kind of behavior.”

The article, which appeared in USA Today’s “Health and Wellness” section, also drew a host of scathing responses from many other readers, the Daily Wire reported.

“F***ing what,” one person wrote in response.

“Did your editor approve of you writing this or did you just kind of slip this article in?” asked another person.

The counter-revolutionary left is pulling out all the stops to completely destroy what is left of our culture.

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Ben Albritton fertilizer bill grows on Senate Agriculture Committee




Environmentalists fear a workaround. But Sen. Albritton says citrus needs a tailored lifeline.

A plan to tailor rates for farm use of fertilizers continues to dig in roots in the Florida Senate.

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill (SB 1000) to adjust nutrient regulation based on needs of individual farms. The favorable vote came over the objections of environmental advocates who fear the measure waters down state standards.

But Sen. Ben Albritton, a Wauchula Republican and professional citrus grower, said some adaptation must occur to save the industry that grants Florida its identity.

“We are facing some dire matters,” Albritton said.

The Senator didn’t shy away from his own stake in the industry’s future. Rather, he leaned in with his expertise on the challenges faced by agriculture today. That includes citrus greening, the spread of an imported disease impacting Florida’s crops that can cause 20% to 40% of fruit planted in the spring to fall off the tree before harvest.

Researchers in the state continue to seek solutions. But until then, the Senator said farmers need flexibility to apply best practices.

Albritton characterized his legislation as a way to fine tune the Clean Waterways Act signed into law in 2020. That bill codified many recommendations from a Blue-Green Algae Task Force formed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of harmful algal blooms in 2018.

The new bill would adjust blanket enforcement of fertilizer regulations, but it authorizes “rate tailoring,” which lets certified agronomics professionals work directly with farms to customize nutrient application plans with farmers. The Senator said all accountability measures from the legislation passed two years ago would remain in place.

But environmental advocates fear loosening standards for farmers will undo decades of environmental restoration efforts.

Jane West, policy and planning director for 1000 Friends of Florida, argued allowing certified professionals hired by farmers to make the call on rates would effectively create a workaround for agriculture to evade new water quality regulations.

“We have concerns with the waiver of liability, which is very broad as written,” she said. “It waives liability for virtually everyone involved… When we hire engineers to sign and seal drawings, they are held liable if those drawings are wrong.”

Speakers from Audubon Florida acknowledged the challenges facing the citrus industry but questioned why producers of other crops would be afforded the same rate tailoring possibilities. The group hinted its own opposition might be dropped should the legislation be amended to aid only citrus growers.

For Albritton’s part, he stressed the high demands for certification. At one point, Sen. Loranne Ausley, a Tallahassee Democrat, asked if Florida has enough individuals certified to meet the demands in the state based on the high professional standards laid out in the bill. “Regardless of whether or not there are enough, it is necessary,” he responded.

He also pushed back on any notion Florida farmers would knowingly adopt agriculture strategies that damage the environment.

In many ways, the bill highlights the odd tension between agriculture and the environment, with conservative activists acknowledging farmland is preferable to urban sprawl while still raising fears about pollution discharge. Crops, while a source of nutrient-loading themselves, depend on healthy water and clean soil, making a pristine environment a benefit to an industry living off the land.

But Albritton said if nothing else, pure economics will stop farmers from abusing the proposed rate tailoring system.

“This isn’t going to be a free-for-all. Fertilizer is incredibly expensive,” he said. “Think of it from a business approach. During the pandemic, fertilizer rates went up 200%. I don’t know a single farmer today making enough money to throw it away or light it on fire. They’re not going to do it.”

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Joe Henderson: Oh, say can you see some election-year pandering?




Sen. Joe Gruters wants a law requiring pro sports teams to do what they already do, namely, play the national anthem at games.

Sen. Joe Gruters is a patriot and loves America.

I get it, and he wants to make sure you, the people, understand that too. To emphasize the point, the Sarasota Republican filed SB 1298, which would require pro sports teams to play the national anthem before every game or face a fine.

Oh, say can you see some election-year pandering here? And I thought Tallahassee Republicans hated mandates. Go figure.

Gruters admits that, sure, he knows of no instance where teams don’t play the anthem.

“It’s just a proactive approach to make sure people play it,” he said.

OK, let’s think this through.

Many NFL fans went berserk when Colin Kaepernick took a knee.

Given that, does anyone with a functioning brain believe any pro sports team in Flo-ri-DUH would even entertain for a half-second the notion of NOT playing the “Star-Spangled Banner” before a game?

Season-ticket holders would revolt, and sponsors would run from teams as quickly as believers in a stolen election run from the truth. No team owner, anywhere, would jeopardize something that could sink their bottom line.

Surely, the good Senator from Sarasota knows that already.

The anthem was a non-issue until Gruters decided to grab a headline and waste the Legislature’s time. His stated rationale is that because pro sports teams receive Florida taxpayer support, then, by gum, they better play that gosh-darn anthem every time their hired hands perform for our entertainment.

In that case, though, why stop with pro sports?

Florida colleges and universities receive taxpayer dough, so why not include them in the bill? Public schools run strictly on taxpayer cash, and therefore, they must be compelled to play that anthem before every game.

In my previous life as a sportswriter, I attended approximately a bazillion professional sports events over more than four decades.

Before each game, I respectfully stood and listened as bands played the anthem and singers sang the anthem. Some were better than others. For instance, I was in the house at old Tampa Stadium when Whitney Houston knocked it out of the park before Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Still get chills over that one.

They roll out American flags nearly the size of a football field before every home game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a fitting backdrop for the anthem.

I’ve watched military flyovers timed to reach the stadium as the echoes of “home…of…the…BRAAAVE” reverberate into space. I’ve watched as paratroopers carrying an American flag parachuted into Raymond James Stadium before a Bucs game.

It’s an inspiring sight.

We send lawmakers to Tallahassee to work on serious problems. There’s a pandemic to navigate, children to educate, and rising sea waters to eradicate. Too many people have inadequate health care while facing food insecurity and rents they can’t afford.

Those are just a few of the issues that would be a better use of lawmakers’ time.

Aw, who am I kidding?

It’s an election year.

Your tax dollars at work.

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Independent contractor protections bill clears House committee




The bill allows businesses to provide safety training and supplies during a state of emergency without fear of legal reprisal.

Florida may soon create legal protections for employers and independent contractors under a measure OK’d Wednesday by a House committee.

Under the proposal (HB 411), independent contractors and businesses can mutually help one another during a public health emergency without fear of possible litigation that alleges an employee-employer relationship. Republican Rep. Lauren Melo of Naples is the bill sponsor.

“The intent of this bill is to provide clear guidance so that employers and independent contractors are protected,” Melo told lawmakers.

The measure bars several specific circumstances from being used as evidence during a lawsuit. Those circumstances include financial assistance to a sick or fearful contractor, the assignment of protective equipment and safety training.

The Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee passed the measure unanimously with few questions and no debate.

“We’ve seen examples of companies who have been forced to charge their independent contractors for safety equipment during the COVID 19 pandemic,” Melo said. “Not necessarily because they want to, but because they have very real concerns over the potential negative legal consequences of those actions.”

According to the IRS, an independent contractor is a self-employed person contracted to perform work as a non-employee.

Melo, a real estate broker, said she experienced challenges during the pandemic with independent contractors. She provided training, masks and hand sanitizer, though at possible risk to her business.

“That changes their classification,” Melo said.

The proposal will appear next before the House Judiciary Committee and the Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee.

The Senate companion (SB 542), meanwhile, is sponsored by Republican Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez. That bill awaits its final review with the Senate Rules Committee and has yet to receive a downvote in its previous two committee stops.

The United States is home to more than 10 million independent contractors, CNBC reports.

If signed into law, the measure would take effect July 1.

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