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Tennessee House Committee Advances Bill Targeting Transgender Students



In a Heated Committee Meeting, Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting Transgender Students 

The Tennessee House Education Administration & Planning Committee Wednesday evening took up a bill designed to remove the rights of transgender children in public schools. HB 2414 would force transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their original birth certificate, not their gender identity. It passed the committee by an 8-4 vote. 

The bill’s sponsor, GOP Rep. Susan Lynn, told the committee that her bill would “prevent bullying” and “protect students,” which is the exact opposite of the truth.


Communication by some of the lawmakers to a representative of the ACLU, Heddy Weinberg, on hand to testify, was hostile.

GOP Rep. Rick Womick, clearly angry, decided to take on the ACLU directly, claiming they are “constantly threatening lawsuits.”


“Joey on Friday may want to be Jolene on Monday,” GOP Rep. Rick Womick told the ACLU representative, chastising her for “coming into our schools.” She explained that the ACLU has received 2000 complaints from transgender students in Tennessee alone.

Womick, who last July sent a letter to every county clerk in Tennessee asking them to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage for same-sex couples, disagreed that the Bill of Rights has anything to do with the rights of transgender students. He asked, “How many of these [2000] complaints are from students who have had the sex change surgery?” Rep. Womick repeatedly attacked the ACLU’s Weinberg for being involved in supporting Tennessee students. “Things are just fine without y’all middling and threatening lawsuits.”

“We don’t need government stepping in and fixing something that’s not broke,” he said, and added, “I don’t care about Title IX.” 

Democratic Rep. Johnnie Turner talked about how growing up Black impacted her. 


“What did it do to me that every time I got on the bus I was reminded I was inferior” to other children, she asked. She thanked the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Urban League who stood up for her when she couldn’t stand up for herself. She said “God made” transgender children. “These children face enough challenges. We do not have to separate them.”

“Every time I went to the back of that bus, I knew what society was doing. Don’t do that to them,” she urged. 

GOP Rep. Mark White urged the bill be held for “a legitimate study,” on the bill before any vote. “I’m in favor of slowing this down because there’s a lot of issues here.” That motion failed.


David Fowler of the very anti-LGBT Family Action of Tennessee, was clearly angered also. He insisted passing HB 2414 would prevent lawsuits, when in fact it will force them. He called transgender students “abnormal.”


The ACLU representative, Heddy Weinberg (photo above) later chastised him for calling transgender students “abnormal,” saying “we should embrace them.”

The bill now moves to the Finance Ways & Means Committee.

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‘It’s Called Obamacare’: Trump Scorched for Bragging He Will Sign Order Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions – Which Is Already Law



President Donald Trump Friday night, desperate to save his flailing re-election campaign with less than 100 days to go, promised to force insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions – a policy that has existed for years as current law under ObamaCare, and with no increase in premiums.

“Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers,” Trump said from his Bedminster golf resort. “That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover pre-existing conditions so we will be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all of its customers.”

“This has never been done before,” Trump said, in a massive lie.

In fact, Trump and his administration are not only suing to get rid of the requirement to cover people with pre-existing conditions, they have begged the Supreme court to void all of ObamaCare – the entire Affordable Care Act.

Right on cue, Trump’s top campaign advisors went to work, tweeting out the “news.”

Here’s Boris Epshteyn, Trump 2020 Strategic Advisor for Coalitions, a former Special Assistant to the President:

Here’s Jason Miller, Trump 2020 campaign Senior Advisor, a 2016 campaign communications advisor (who left the team under a cloud just before Trump entered the White House):

And here’s former Trump acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell:

All of them, including the president, were destroyed on social media.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. on Leave of Absence After Request From Board of Trustees – Just Days After Unzipped Pants Shot



Jerry Falwell, Jr., the President and Chancellor of Liberty University, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence, just days after he posted, deleted, and later offered a strange and some say possibly intoxicated explanation about a photo showing him and a young woman in a strange state of undress.

MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez:

National Review’s David French adds the request came from the Board of Trustees:

Liberty University is one of the world’s largest Christian universities. Falwell, Jr. is a close ally to President Donald Trump. This is far from his first stunning scandal.

This is one of a few photos he posted Monday. There was a strange video as well. All were quickly deleted.

Falwell, Jr. then called into a local Virginia radio station, explaining the woman his arm was wrapped around was his wife’s assistant.

“You know it was weird, cause she was, she’s pregnant, she couldn’t get her pants up, and I was, trying to like – my, I had on a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either,” Falwell told WLNI. “And so I just put my belly – I just put my belly out like hers, and it was just, um, she’s my wife’s assistant and she’s a sweetheart. I should never have put it up and embarrassed her because, um, anyway, I’ve apologized to everybody and I promised my kids, I’m gonna try to be a good boy from here on out.”

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) called Falwell’s behavior “appalling,” and called for him to step down.


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Top US Counter Intelligence Official Formally Announces Russia Working to Attack Biden, Helping Trump Win Re-Election



The top counterintelligence official in the United States government has just released an official statement saying the Intelligence Community is actively working to help President Donald Trump get re-elected.

“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia,” states National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina.

“For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.”

Evanina does not limit his assessment to Russia. China and Iran, he says, prefer Biden to win the election – which would account for Trump’s recent attacks on both countries, while refusing to challenge or confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on any issue.

“We assess that China prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China.”

“We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.”

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other top Democrats, have been urging Evanina to release this information to the public.

But he warns that President Donald Trump is unlikely to act on it.

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