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 justMore
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?”
Sen. Ted Cruz to NCAA President Mark Emmert: “It used to not be controversial to observe that there are biological differences between boys and girls…. There can be significant physical advantages for those who are born biologically male in terms of strength and size…” pic.twitter.com/UpTmCJIocr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 9, 2021
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.
So there is New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay on MSNBC, and, as headlined here at Fox, she says this:
NYT, MSNBC’s Mara Gay: ‘Disturbing’ to see ‘dozens of American flags’ on trucks in Long Island
New York Times board member: There needs to be a conversation about ‘Whiteness’
The story quotes Gay as saying:
“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially the message was clear. This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.
The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others. I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with Whiteness, this is going to continue.”
Got all that? If you have the nerve – the gall! – to fly an American flag…you are a white supremacist.
Let’s be blunt. This is standard left-wing propaganda. It is what the Democratic Party is all about – racial supremacy.
Recall the record, however unhelpful the Left finds that record. From its founding by slave owners and its support of slavery, and on to its staunch support for segregation, Jim Crow laws and now identity politics – aka the son of segregation – race and judging all Americans by race is at the very heart of left-wing political culture.
All of this explains why leftist Times editorialist Mara Gay looks at a parade of Americans flying American flags and judges them all by skin color. Without the slightest self-awareness that the one who judges by race is not those flying the American flag….it’s her.
And right there is the problem with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Speaking with Chuck Todd, the host of MSNBC’s MTP: Daily, the topic was criticism of Fauci from Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn. The good doctor had had enough, as was noted in the account of his interview that appeared in Mediaite. Senator Blackburn had accused Fauci of “cherrypicking information” in e-mails with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (Or Vladimir Zuckerberg as he is fondly called in these precincts.)
With that, Dr. Fauci was off and ranting. I’ve supplied some bold print for emphasis here.
“It’s very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science. Because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science. Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people, and there was pushback against me.
So if you are trying to get at me as a public health official and scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you are attacking science. And anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that.”
The released e-mails of Dr. Fauci are causing him problems. Doubtless causing his angry rant. Here, for example, is a recent headline from The Washington Examiner:
Fauci said masks were not ‘really effective’ at blocking virus, emails reveal
The Examiner story said this:
“Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an email correspondence last year that face masks aren’t needed unless an individual was sick and that the coronavirus was able to pass through personal face masks easily.
“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading [an] infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection,” Fauci wrote to who is believed to be Obama-era Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in February 2020.
Fauci, also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added: “The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out [the] virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in [keeping] out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you.”
Now, of course, Fauci has been all about wearing masks. President Biden wears a mask everywhere. Millions of Americans have effectively been forced to wear a mask when they enter anything from their church to their grocery store – all because of Dr. Fauci.
So the obvious. The science either says “wear the mask” – as Dr. Fauci has been saying for months. Or it says, again per Dr. Fauci, don’t wear the mask. The science – precisely because it is science – can’t be saying both. Yet somehow Dr. Fauci has been on both sides of the issue.
Which in turn says his critics are not attacking science – they are criticizing Dr. Fauci for not knowing the science and getting the science right.
What is really going on with Dr. Fauci’s rant to Chuck Todd is the fairly typical reaction of a political figure having had it up to his eyebrows with criticism, and suggesting that, as Fauci did, that criticizing the politician in question is the same as criticizing science.
Imagine – just imagine – if former President Trump said that criticism of himself was the same as attacking America.
One suspects Dr. Fauci would be one of the first to roll his eyes.
In short, Senator Blackburn was essentially right. Her criticism of Dr. Fauci was in fact about Dr. Fauci – not about science. The good doctor is, in fact, a fallible human being like all the rest of us on the planet. He can, in fact, get the science wrong. And there is nothing wrong in saying that.
Now let’s talk the Wuhan Lab. Oh wait. Dr. Fauci has changed his mind.
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.”
Freedom of speech doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress. 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.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 10, 2021
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.”
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 DailyMail.com 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.”