â€œWomen Already Have Equal Rights in This Country,â€ the Senior Trump Adviser Wrote
Stephen Miller, the White House senior adviser known for his insistence that the presidentâ€™s power â€œwill not be questionedâ€ and for his role in shaping the Trump administrationâ€™s immigration policy, will reportedly now also work with Ivanka Trump on womenâ€™s issues.
The addition to Millerâ€™s portfolio, Politico reported, follows the senior adviserâ€™s decision to distance himself from White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and gain fervor from Trumpâ€™s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Citing seven White House officials, the report advised that Miller aims to do so by working with Kushnerâ€™s wife and Trumpâ€™s daughter Ivanka on â€œfamily leave, child care and womenâ€™s issues.â€
â€œWomen already have equal rights in this country,â€ Miller wrote, advising that women â€œlove to proclaimâ€ that they make less than men in the workforce. â€œThey enjoy all the same protections and liberties as men. What feminists demand now is equal results. Case in point: correcting the pay gap.â€
Miller insisted in the column that â€œwomen also choose lower-paying professions,â€ citing that â€œeducated women are far more likely than educated men to go into service fields such as teaching and social workingâ€ rather than others that â€œdonâ€™t pay nearly as well as careers in business.â€
He further discussed the sacrifices of men â€“ namely, â€œplumbing toilets, cleaning up sewers [and] picking up garbage.â€ According to Miller, â€œmen do the lionâ€™s share of the hazardous work.â€
The senior adviser to Donald Trump further insisted that women were less likely to ask for raises than men, that they entered the work force more recently and are therefore â€œless credentialed,â€ and that women may even have the audacity to â€œtake off several years after having a child and so on.â€
He called the effort to equalize pay and close the wage gap a â€œgrave concern,â€ as any potential legislation to do so would make it possible for â€œany employee who doesnâ€™t get a raise and happens to be a woman to bring her boss into court.â€ Women donâ€™t realize, he said, that bosses simply want to â€œrun a successful business.â€
He cautions women that closing the pay gap could force them to give up their meaningful careers or force them to work longer hoursâ€”thus not allowing them to spend time with their families. They would have to â€œ[give] up the joy of being home during [their] childâ€™s first years of life,â€ he lamented.
Miller insisted in the column that he isnâ€™t a chauvinistâ€”rather, he is chivalrous. â€œThe truth is,â€ he wrote, â€œeven in modern-day America, there is a place for gender roles.â€
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose mission is â€œadvancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research,â€ Â found in their 2017 â€œSimple Truth about the Gender Pay Gapâ€ report that women are expected to reach pay equity with men in the year 2059.Â
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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
FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers
The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.
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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