âž¤Mark RegnerusÂ (image, right,) author of the flawed anti-gay parenting “study,” is “sad” that his own university has opened an inquiry into his infamous “study,” thanks toÂ New Civil Rights Movement writer Scott Rose, says The Daily Texan, the newspaper of the University of Texas, Austin.
Scott Rose, a New York City-based investigative journalist and blogger for the pro-gay rights website The New Civil Rights Movement, prompted a UT inquiry in an open letter to the University published online June 24. In his letter, Rose said Regnerusâ€™ study violates UTâ€™s academic dishonesty policy, because he accepted money from politically active groups and purposefully used flawed data collection methods in his study.
Rose also stated Regnerus acted â€œin bad faithâ€ as a member of the scientific community and questioned whether or not Regnerus engaged in â€œimproper relationshipsâ€ with the groups funding the study.
âž¤ Almost 30,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
âž¤ “Texas was recently rankedÂ worst in the countryÂ for health care delivery by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, scoring â€œweakâ€ or â€œvery weakâ€ in nine of 12 categories,” yet “Gov. Rick Perry (R)Â announcedÂ that Texas wonâ€™t create a state insurance exchange nor accept expanded Medicaid funds outlined in the Affordable Care Act.”
âž¤ “Yesterday at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)’s annual conference,Â twenty-one leading national Hispanic/Latino organizations announced their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called ‘Familia es Familia,‘Â which aims to strengthen Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of their LGBT family members,” writes GLAAD’sÂ Brian Pacheco.
âž¤ Governor Rick Scott’s administration has hidden the fact that Florida has been experiencing the worstÂ tuberculosis outbreak in two decades, which has specially harmed black men, as it rushed to close the leading hospital in the state that treatsÂ tuberculosis six months early.
âž¤ “Many retailers are turning their attention to gays and lesbians, a group that wields substantial buying power but isn’t fully integrated into mainstream advertising,” Karen Talley at the Wall Street Journal writes, although adding this unsubstantiated claim: “Similar to other moves to attract different minority groups, the push comes with risks, as it could threaten the retailers’ relationships with some of their longtime shoppers.”
âž¤ “The Episcopal Church has provisionally approved a union rite for same-sex couples and a nondiscrimination policy that covers transgender people,” writes The Advocate, adding, “At the denominationâ€™s General Convention, being held in Indianapolis, the Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music Committee today passed a resolution authorizing provisional use of the rite for blessing same-sex relationships beginning December 2.”
âž¤ “In a clusterfuck of conspicuous consumption, Bentleys, BMWs, Range Rovers, Porsches, a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari, idled in a line 30 cars long. ‘Is there a V.I.P. entrance?’ one woman shouted to the ‘help,’Â according to the New York Times.Â ‘We are V.I.P.’,” writes Joan Wlash at Salon, about Mitt Romney’s Koch Brothers’ fundraiser, stating, “Barack Obama couldnâ€™t have picked a better day to announce his plan to extend tax cuts for Americans who make less than $250,000, but let them rise for the wealthy.”
âž¤ “Sin, celibacy, and fake marriages do not constitute progress from ex-gay therapy. The difference between ‘donâ€™t be gay’ and ‘donâ€™t act gay’ is merely semantic, negligible in practice and unsupported by anyÂ scientific research,” writes Zack Ford at Think Progress. “Exodus-affiliated groups are still working to instill internalized anti-gay stigma while erasing the existence of any kind of sexual orientation diversity. Their desire to not do harm is admirable â€”Â and with this change, they may in fact doÂ lessÂ harm â€”Â but that doesnâ€™t change the fact that anything short of sexual orientation affirmation is still harmful.”
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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