The Tea Party of Louisiana embarrassed itself last week when it published a crazy claim about the federal government’s Common Core program.
If you don’t have school-aged children or if you don’t follow extremist right wing politics, you might not have heard about Common Core. In reality, it’s a set of knowledge points that details what each student show know by the time they graduate each grade level. It makes sense that a student who graduates the fourth grade in Tennessee knows the same facts as a student who graduates the fourth grade in Indiana, or Washington, or Rhode Island.
But to conservatives, Common Core — which they call “ObamaCore” — “is Total Federalized Control of Education, Indoctrination and Socialism.”
So says the Louisiana Tea Party — and similarly, many other right-wing groups.
â€œProgressives have jammed this through in the dead of night,â€ Glenn Beck says. â€œBeside being dumber, our kids are going to be indoctrinated with extreme leftist ideology.â€
Crying about “Agenda 21,” the climate change deniers at the Heartland Institute say Common Core is part of a “plan to indoctrinate our children with communist ideals has been in the works at least as far back as 1963, and probably longer.”
One of the first obvious steps was to take prayer and the 10 commandments out of all our public schools. Amazingly, there was little public outcry! Â Next, traditional school plays suddenly forbade students to sing familiar, Christmas songs such as â€œSilent Night.â€ The cleansing of Christianity from schools escalated when any mention of Christianity by students was discouraged, and in some instances students who even mentioned the name of Jesus on school grounds were disciplined.
But all of this pales in comparison to the Louisiana Tea Party, which posted this on their website:
All you need to know about Common Core
Common Core is Total Federalized Control of Education, Indoctrination and Socialism. Donâ€™t believe us then just Do a Little Homework and see for yourself. Check these out and then tell us how you feel about Common Core being implemented in your schools and with your children.
1. COMMON CORE TURNS FIRST WAVE OF STUDENTS GAY. Homosexual choices successfully promoted in Common Core curriculum. The DEVIL is in the details. Horribly offensive to a Moral Lifestyle. Parents must DEMAND Common Core to be removed from your school district and the country. No wonder the Obama administration strongly promoted this disgusting and immoral lifestyle. It is truly a homosexual encouraging lifestyle environment. Shame on our American Education System and shame on us if we let it go on!!!
Here’s a screenshot via Google cache:
It’s via Google cache because as you can see, the Louisiana Tea Party took an article from theÂ satirical websiteÂ brokenworldnews.com and assumed it was real. They quickly learned differently when sites like Wonkette, Right Wing Watch, and the Raw StoryÂ embarrassed the heck out of them. They ultimately removed the “gay” part from their article — leaving other junk in its place.
Maybe the folks in theÂ Louisiana Tea Party could use some Common Core education themselves?
Image, top, byÂ Public Record Office Victoria via Flickr
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White Nationalist Congressman Tweets White Nationalist Group’s Motto in Sex Worker Meme
Dr. Paul Gosar, a Republican U.S. Rep. from Arizona and a white nationalist on Sunday tweeted out a meme featuring a sex worker and the motto from a white nationalist group.
“$50 WHATEVER YOU WANT BABY,” says a woman peering into a car. The driver says, “Can you TELL EVERYONE AMERICA FIRST IS INEVITABLE.”
“America First is inevitable,” as HuffPost reports, “is the motto of the ‘America First’ white nationalist movement headed by the racist and anti-Semitic podcaster Nick Fuentes.”
Gosar’s original tweet is here. NCRM has inserted a screenshot in case it gets deleted.
Gosar late last month delivered the hate group’s keynote address, then on the same day headed to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and appeared to denounce white nationalism.
RNC Reinforces Ties to Trump by Moving Major Donor Dinner to Mar-a-Lago
The Republican Party has had multiple chances to distance itself from former President Donald Trump, including most recently when he sent the RNC a cease and desist letter warning them to not use his name or image for fundraising. But as usual the RNC just reinforced its ties to Trump, moving a major donor dinner to Mar-a-Lago.
“The weekend retreat in early April for the party’s most influential donors will be at a luxury hotel in Palm Beach, as in past years,” The Washington Post reports. “But the RNC has decided to move the Saturday evening portion of the schedule to the former president’s private club to accommodate Trump and guests who would like to visit the site.”
The move will line Trump’s pockets with cash and give him another opportunity to bask in the spotlight of the donors’ adulation.
At least 350 are expected to attend the Mar-a-Lago event.
Image Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr
Marjorie Taylor Greene Lies Pending LGBTQ Equality Bill Has ‘Completely Canceled Women’ and ‘Destroyed Women’s Rights’
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday used her time to address the House of Representatives by lying to her colleagues and attacking the LGBTQ Equality Act.
The legislation, which passed the House but has not been debated in the Senate or even voted on, much less signed into law, “has completely destroyed women’s rights,” and “has completely canceled women,” the QAnon Congresswoman lied.
The Equality Act, she continued, “has taken away women’s rights in sports,” which is also false.
“It has completely canceled women and I think it’s a terrible thing that’s happened to the women in America who have come so far, our grandmothers and mothers worked so hard to achieve our rights. And now with the passage of the Equality Act they have put men in our little girls bathrooms, sports, locker rooms, playing fields, and seem to care less about women’s rights whatsoever.”
Again the Equality Act has only passed the House, not the Senate, nor has it been signed into law, so it has not been enacted.
“They’ve also completely destroyed religious freedoms and and violated our freedoms and rights in every single way,” she insisted, not naming who “they” are.
“The Equality Act is atrocious and evil,” she said, repeating the false claim she has made several times. “It completely erases gender, that God created us ‘male and female in his image.’ He created us. Women deserve their rights, we deserve our sports, we deserve our privacy, and should not have the invasion of biological men in any of these areas.”
Green has been trying to remake herself from a conspiracy theorist and QAnon promoter to a far right religious extremist anti-choice activist. Her diatribe on International Women’s Day did little to advance that goal, or any other cause.
On International Women’s Day, I rose to condemn the so-called “Equality” Act.
This disgusting bill destroys the rights of women and girls across America and sets a horrific precedent for the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/qswerFcnhH
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) March 8, 2021
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