On Meet The Press, Ben Carson delivers a tall tale to explain why he would regulate liberal “extremism” on campus.
As president, Ben Carson will repurpose the U.S. Department of Education to police university campuses for liberal extremism.
After accusing colleges and universities of indoctrinating students with liberal ideas, Carson toldÂ conservative talk radio show host Dana Loesch last week he would “solicit examples of extreme bias and I would use those as the basis for helping to determine which places need to have their federal funding cut.”
Right Wing Watch reports Carson explained to Loesch “he would have ‘very strict guidelines’ that would ensure that his plan wouldnâ€™t hurt conservatives.”
On Loesch’s show, as he had done earlier that week on Glenn Beck’s show, Carson delivered a false account of a student he claimed was “disciplined” for refusing to follow a college professor’s instructions to students to take out a piece of paper, write the word ‘Jesus’ on it, put it on the ground and then stomp on it.
On Sunday, Carson was interviewed on Meet The Press.Â
HeÂ told the same tale to host Chuck Todd, but claimed that student was “disciplined, severely.”
Of course, like many on Dr. Carson’s claims, this is a false telling.
What really happened?
In 2013Â Ryan Rotela,Â aÂ Florida Atlantic UniversityÂ student who is Mormon, as part of hisÂ Intercultural Communication class was indeed told to write Jesus on a piece of paper and stomp on it. The instructions are a 30-year old lesson in a college textbook used by his professor, Deandre Poole,Â who happens to be a Sunday School teacher and reportedly very religious. The lesson was to see how people react when cultural symbols are challenged.
The student refused, but was not suspended for refusing.
Here’s the part Dr. Carson conveniently leaves out.
Florida Atlantic University’s own newspaper reports that after “Rotela refused to step, [he] allegedly told Poole he ‘wanted to hit him,’ and was suspended.” The University Press in that same article reports that “Rotela was not suspended,” but was charged “with violatingÂ Regulation 4.007Â of the Code of Student Conduct, specifically, Section 5 Letter N: (n) ‘Acts of verbal, written (including electronic communications or internet activity) or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.'”
After Professor Poole received death threats and hate mail, he wasÂ placed on administrative leave for his own safety.
Ben Carson would like to use a federal agency to police college campuses for extreme liberal bias, then withhold federal funds from these institutions of higher learningÂ â€“ public and privateÂ â€“ but insists there are no First Amendment violations associated with this big government action.
And this man thinks he is qualified to beÂ President.
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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police
A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.
“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”
“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.
There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.
“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”
This is a breaking news and developing story.
#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave
Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.
Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.
Everything that needed to be done was done to fix the power grid in Texas.
Today, I signed bills into LAW to reform ERCOT & weatherize & improve the reliability of the state’s power grid.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 8, 2021
On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.
In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.
“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”
BREAKING: ERCOT is now asking people to conserve electricity through Friday, saying there are a significant number of power plants offline and expecting possible record use for June. pic.twitter.com/zWZkf0bkPq
— Matt Largey (@mattlargey) June 14, 2021
Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.
— Heather (TX) 🇺🇸 (@hka003) June 14, 2021
Thanks to @GovAbbott, on one of the first hot days, we’re already being told to conserve electricity.
They didn’t FIX the grid because they were too busy legislating women’s vaginas & stopping POC from voting.
VOTE @GregAbbott_TX out in 2022 to save TEXAS!!! #AbbottFailedTexas https://t.co/a97aR7DO2u
— Kelly ツ (@kellwoohoo) June 14, 2021
So now ERCOT ‘CAN’T HANDLE COLD OR HEAT’. Someone should check the flight logs to Cancun bc I’m sure Cruz is already on his way there. And fuck Abbott too #AbbottFailedTexas
— Amelia (@agerson24) June 14, 2021
…are you FREAKING KIDDING ME, Texas?!
ERCOT: Our grid wasn’t built for temperatures this cold!!!
ERCOT: uhm….it’s too hot! How could we ever have anticipated this! https://t.co/vlqcXW6wUN
— Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) June 14, 2021
— KiKi ♡✌🇺🇸🌊👑💙📣 (@KLoYo77) June 14, 2021
What could go possibly wrong with a combination of Texas’s summer power outages and its new conceal-carry for all law?#AbbottFailedTexas
— Truth Integrity Logic Fully Vaccinated (@LogicIntegrity) June 14, 2021
ERCOT has issued a new warning to Cancun that Ted Cruz might be back sooner than expected.
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) June 14, 2021
If you listen closely, you can hear Ted Cruz booking a flight to Cancun https://t.co/gmPLkaeMXi
— Nunca Trumpismo (@NeverTrumpTexan) June 14, 2021
— Rachel (@Rachelmoor29) June 14, 2021
— ₚₒₗᵢₜᵢcₐₗ ⱼₒᵢₙₜ™ (@PoliticalJoint) June 14, 2021
We need Beto.
While Abbott prattles on about a bloody wall, we need our grid repaired now. This is going to a long, hot summer.
— ToutdeSuiteLaSinner (@ToutSuiteSinner) June 14, 2021
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Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.
The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.
This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.
CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.
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