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Cruz: ‘Used To Not Be Controversial’ To Point Out ‘Biological Differences Between Boys And Girls’

During a Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed NCAA President Mark Emmert for the organization’s plan to boycott states that ban biological men from competing in women’s sports.

“I will say, Dr. Emmert, I am concerned about just how political the NCAA has gotten on the question of transgender athletes,” Cruz said. “And in particular, on April 12th of this year, the NCAA stated, quote, ‘The NCAA board of governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student athletes to compete in college sports.’ And the NCAA further said, ‘When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where host[s] can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination should be selected.’”

“That was a not remotely subtle threat for the NCAA to target and boycott any states where legislatures are acting to protect girls’ sports and women’s sports,” Cruz continued. “Now, it used to not be controversial to observe that there are biological differences between boys and girls, and when it comes to athletics, there are — can be significant physical advantages for those who are born biologically male in terms of strength and size. And that’s why we have girls’ sports and boys’ sports and men’s sports and women’s sports in organized athletics. And the science continues to demonstrate that indeed.”

“A University of Manchester study indicated that male puberty provides a 10 to 50 percent physical advantage depending on the sport, with the gap widest in activities that use muscle mass and explosive strength,” Cruz added. “Why does the NCAA think it is fair to girls or to women competing in sports to expect them to compete against individuals who were born biologically male? And is the NCAA concerned about some of the results we’re seeing, for example, Connecticut high school track where biological males are setting record after record after record in girls’ track and winning the championships? Is that fair to the girls and to the women who had been competing in the sports?”

In March, a Politico and Morning Consult poll found that most registered voters support a ban on biological males competing in women’s sports, including 40% of Democrats and 74% of Republicans, with only 1/3 of registered voters polled opposed.

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Some Red States Outperforming Pre-COVID Economies

Red states that avoided or minimalized COVID-19 lockdown measures are leading the country in economic recovery, with some states outperforming their pre-COVID-19 numbers.

According to the Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics, South Dakota, Florida, and Nebraska are performing at 106%, 101%, and 100% of their pre-COVID-19 numbers, respectively. The United States on average is performing significantly worse than pre-COVID-19 numbers, with recovery only at 91%.

A statewide lockdown was never put in place in South Dakota, and both Florida and Nebraska were among the first states to remove their lockdowns. Of the three states, South Dakota is the only one with a higher per capita COVID-19 death rate.

In comparison, the three states with the highest death rate for COVID-19 are New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts, all states that voted for Biden in 2020. The three states are performing below the United States average, with performance at 90%, 79%, and 84%, respectively.

While blue states have managed to inversely correlate their death rates with their economic recovery, Republicans have pointed out the uselessness of lockdowns to combat overall mortality.

“We will never do any of these lockdowns again, and I hear people say they’ll shut down the country, and honestly, I cringe,” Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis in August. “And at best, what the lockdown will do is delay. It does not reduce the ultimate mortality… it creates a lot of other problems with mortality that a lot of people don’t necessarily focus on.”

Republican Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem made similar statements in late 2020, saying, “As you all might imagine, these last seven months have been quite lonely at times. But earlier this week, one very prominent national reporter sent me a note that said, ‘Governor, if you hadn’t stood against lockdowns, we’d have no proof of just how useless they really have been.’”

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VP Harris Snaps At Anchor Asking When She Will Visit Border

In an interview released Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been placed in charge of handling the Biden administration’s border crisis, snapped at Univision anchor Ilia Calderón after Calderón pressed her on if she plans to continue avoiding the border.

“I’ve said I’m going to the border,” Harris said. “And I-”

“When are you going to the border, Vice President?” Calderón responded.

“I’m not finished,” Harris snapped. “I’ve said I’m going to the border.”

Harris continued, “And also if we are going to deal with the problems at the border, we have to deal with the problems that cause people to go to the border, to flee to the border. So my first trip as vice president of the United States was to go- in terms of a foreign trip- to Guatemala, to be on the ground there to address and to be informed of the root causes why are the people of Guatemala leaving.”

“Do you have a date for your trip to the border?” Calderón asked.

“I will keep you posted,” Harris responded.

The interaction comes days after the border-avoiding Vice President falsely claimed she had been to the border in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt.

“We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border,” Harris replied.

“You haven’t been to the border,” Holt pointed out.

“And I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris responded.

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Rep. Tlaib Forgets Constitution: ‘Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Exist For Muslim Women’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defended her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) decision to equate the United States to terrorist groups on Thursday, making use of her United States Constitutionally-enshrined right to freedom of speech, which the terrorist groups Omar listed are adamantly against.

“Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress,” Tlaib said, displaying the extent of protection the First Amendment provides to speech for all people in the United States, regardless of their religion. “The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.”

The fantasy world described by Tlaib was a result of backlash to Omar apparently equating countries promoting peace to terrorist organizations with the opposite goal.

“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” Omar wrote in a tweet.

Omar’s decision to equate terrorist organizations to the countries they victimize sparked backlash from a group of a dozen Jewish Democrats this week.

“The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups,” the group said in a statement. “We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the U.S. and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”


Report: Hunter Biden Used N-word Multiple Times In Texts With Lawyer

Hunter Biden reportedly sent multiple texts to his “white, $845-per-hour lawyer” which included the n-word and other racist comments, according to the Daily Mail.

“Text messages obtained by reveal Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in banter with his lawyer,” the Daily Mail reported. “In a December 2018 conversation, Hunter asked Mesires: ‘How much money do I owe you. Becaause (sic) n***a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates.’”

Other text messages include the president’s son saying, “I only love you because you’re a black,” and “true dat n***a.” According to the Daily Mail, “Hunter also saved a meme with a photo of his father hugging Barack Obama with a caption describing a joke conversation.”

The joke conversation on the photo said, “Obama: Gonna miss you, man  Joe: Can I say it? Just this once? Obama: *sigh* go ahead Joe: You my n***a, Barack”

President Biden also has a reputation for racist comments, making comments during his presidential campaign like: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you aint black.” And “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Joe Biden also made similar comments during his 2008 presidential campaign, saying of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

The discovery of the text messages come days after President Joe Biden gave a speech denouncing racism on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, and after the White House announced new policies “to promote racial equity.”

“The White House announced a slate of policies meant to promote racial equity ahead of the trip,” USA Today reported. “That includes a new inter-agency effort meant to combat housing discrimination, as well as new directives that will increase federal contracting with small, minority-owned businesses by $100 billion over the next five years.”

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