Skip to content

California school board member claims school reopenings are white supremacist ideology

February 25, 2021

Most people would like to see life get back to normal after the overreaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and part of getting back to normal would be to reopen the schools. This seems like a reasonable idea to me and California is debating a plan to reopen its schools, but at least one person on the California school board thinks this reeks of white supremacist ideology and is having none of it. Here is more:

On Tuesday night, the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board held a meeting to adopt a plan to reopen schools after almost a year of COVID-19-related closures. Most of the school board members and the superintendent debated reopening, but the board vice-president attacked the very idea of a reopening plan, comparing it to slavery and claiming that such a plan smacks of a “very white supremacist ideology.”

Really? How so? Well, the answer is a bit convoluted but here is more:

When a school board member mentioned that “70 to 80 percent” of families and students said “they would like to come back to school,” Bell-Fontenot asked, “Who are the 70 and 80 percent and where are they? … Which school sites, which language groups?”

“Without any teachers, we don’t have the ability to teach the students,” Bell-Fontenot argued, claiming that not every teacher would be able to get vaccinated by the reopening date.

“So how are we forcing people? That seems like a very white supremacist ideology to force people to comply with, and conform, without thinking about all of their intersecting factors and barriers that exist for all families,” Bell-Fontenot argued, referring to the idea that people from more than one historically-oppressed group (like black women, for instance) face “intersectional” difficulties.

“You’re thinking about one type of family when you’re speaking right now. Just letting you know. Privilege. Check it, you guys,” she said, unironically.

“Let’s stop forcing people to do things they don’t want to do. I don’t want to be a part of forcing anybody to do anything they don’t want to do. That’s what slavery is. I’m not going to be a part of it,” she declared.

And there you have it, some teachers do not want to go back to work and they should not have to. To force them to do what they are paid to do is white supremacy. It was a round about way to get there but this school board member did get there.

While most people just want to get their lives back and assume that everybody else does as well there is a group of people out there who have no intention of getting back to business as usual in this country. While this is but one example the Statists out there have no intention of giving up the control they have usurped over the last year. Once you give up your freedoms it is almost impossible to get them back.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Judge halts Joe Biden’s ban on deportations indefinitely

February 24, 2021

Back in January a Federal Judge put a 14 day hold on Joe Biden’s Executive Order which halted the deportation of illegal immigrants, this hold was subsequently extended until February 23rd. With the hold about to expire the Texas Judge has now extended the hold indefinitely. Here is more:

A federal judge in Texas indefinitely blocked President Biden’s order banning most deportations for 100 days, dealing a blow to the administration’s efforts to turn back many of former President Donald Trump’s tightened immigration policies.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier sued to block the ban, claiming it was “unconstitutional” and would cause substantial economic hardships on the Lone Star State to carry it out.

“In the instant case, the January 20 Memorandum and the corresponding administrative record fail to indicate the appropriateness and rationality of DHS’s ‘path’ in implementing a 100- day pause on removals. In other words, the Court, even with additional briefing and the administrative record at its disposal, still cannot discern how DHS’s stated concerns are logically connected with – let alone ‘determinative’ of – the action taken, the 100-day pause,” Tipton wrote in a 105-page ruling.

This is a setback for Joe Biden’s immigration policy but the good news for the President is the fact the media refuses to report on the fact he has increased the detention facilities so that he can put more migrant children in cages.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset with Joe Biden for keeping migrant children in cages

February 24, 2021

Yesterday, despite his campaign promise to shut down immigrant detention centers along the border with Mexico, we learned that Joe Biden was not only reopening the migrant children detention centers but was expanding their capacity so his administration could keep more children in cages.

The lack of a reaction from the mainstream media and the Democratic leaders after four years of such concern over the plight of these children and the deplorable and un-American treatment they were receiving was not altogether unsurprising, and actually expected. It seems that suddenly nobody cares about this issue now that it is a Democrat who is continuing Barack Obama’s policy instead of a Republican.

But then along comes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this is what she had to say about Joe Biden reopening the detention centers:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says President Joe Biden’s opening of detention centers along the United States-Mexico border “is not okay.”

In a series of statements, Ocasio-Cortez — who once compared border detention facilities to “concentration camps” in 2019 — denounced the Biden administration for opening the facilities and said DHS “shouldn’t exist.”

“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in reference to the Carrizo Springs facility.

“It’s only [two months] into this admin and our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “That’s why bold reimagination is so [important]. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more.”

She is the only one who is being consistent on this issue by not giving Joe Biden a pass for not only breaking his promise on this but also for doing the exact opposite of what he promised by expanding the detention centers, however she then turns around and uses this as an opportunity to show us how radical she is by talking about eliminating ICE and DHS, and creating a climate refugee status.

She, and the other new faces of the Democratic party are alt-left radicals and they are going to work over the next four to eight years at pulling the party to the far, far left.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Joe Biden reopens migrant children detention centers

February 23, 2021

We all remember the grief that Donald Trump took for continuing Barack Obama’s policy of sending migrant children to detention centers and how it became a big issue during the campaign when Joe Biden promised to end the policy. Well, that was then and this is now and Joe Biden is reopening the migrant children detention centers. Here is more:

More than 200 migrant teenagers on Monday were sent to a reopened facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to CBS News, with plans to expand the number of detained children to 700 in facilities across the country.

Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of putting children and “babies in cages.”

Biden promised during the campaign that he would close the facilities holding detained unaccompanied migrant children. 

“It’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19,” she said referring to the decision to reopen the facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas. “Our intention is very much to close it.”

This is not kids being kept in cages,” she said.

Did you notice in there that not only is Joe Biden continuing to lock up migrant children but also that he is expanding the centers?

“We don’t know how many kids are going to be coming in the upcoming days, or weeks or months, and so we have to make sure that our contingency plans include preparing for even more bed space than we think we might need,” the HHS official said.

Days? Weeks? Months? Does that sound like Joe Biden has any plans to stop putting kids in cages, er I mean detention centers, anytime soon? It doesn’t to me either. Promise made, promise broken…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Spiteful Bill de Blasio closes outdoor skating rinks to punish Donald Trump

February 22, 2021

There is already not a lot to do in New York because of the State’s draconian COVID-19 lockdown orders, but like most States outdoor activities are still allowed with some restrictions. So if you are in New York and you are looking to pass the time doing something besides working or if you are a young person looking for wholesome activities to help you stay out of trouble you have few options, and those options are about to get fewer because Bill de Blasio is trying to punish Donald Trump.

Apparently Donald Trump owns a couple of outdoor skating rinks in New York and according to this story Mayor Bill de Blasio is shutting them down because of who owns them, not for any concern over public safety. Here is more:

Skaters arriving at Central Park’s two ice rinks are in for a cold awakening next week — the rinks, which are both managed by the Trump Organization, are being shuttered by City Hall to punish the former president for the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, The Post has learned.

The rink contracts had been set to expire in April, but Mayor de Blasio has moved to ice Trump out a month early, effective Feb. 26.

The Trump Organization is closing its doors after close of business on Sunday, so it will have time to pack up its belongings — including some 1,700 pairs

“Trump has been impeached from operating the ice rink,” a de Blasio spokesman had said Jan. 31 in announcing the concession terminations for Wollman Rink, along with Lasker Rink, the Central Park Carousel and Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx.

If you think that maybe the article is making a political point out of this and that maybe the reason for the ice rink shutdown has nothing to do with the owner then read that last paragraph again. Bill de Blasio thinks he is being witty and clever by saying he has impeached a Donald Trump business venture but the only ones being hurt by his vendetta are the children liberals pretend to care so much about. But to paraphrase a famous Obama-era official, you have to break some eggs to make an omelet…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Sunday, February 21st open thread: ‘Nature Boy’

February 21, 2021

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

 You can subscribe to America’s Watchtower to receive email updates and you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right.

Here is Nick Cave performing “Nature Boy” live in 2004:

I was just a boy when I sat down
To watch the news on TV
I saw some ordinary slaughter
I saw some routine atrocity
My father said, don’t look away
You got to be strong, you got to be bold, now
He said, that in the end it is beauty
That is going to save the world, now

Andrew Cuomo threatens New York Democrat over COVID nursing home edict, Bill de Blasio says it’s business as usual

February 18, 2021

It was not all that long ago that Democrats in the Big Apple were looking to shield Andrew Cuomo from an investigation into his COVID-19 nursing home edict by blocking a subpoena aimed at getting to the bottom of the scandal, but now that the FBI is getting involved in the investigation it appears as if New York Democrats are not so willing to stick out their necks for the big guy.

A New York Democrat by the name of Ron Kim came out recently and accused Andrew Cuomo of threatening to destroy him if he did not lie for the disgraced Governor but naturally the mainstream media did not believe him because Andrew Cuomo is one of their chosen ones.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with lawmakers for support and even threatening political retribution against Democrats who have criticized him in an aggressive effort to contain political fallout from revelations that his administration had concealed the full extent of nursing home-related deaths during the Covid pandemic.

“Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said. Cuomo proceeded to tell the assemblyman that “we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines and he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me,” according to Kim.

While the media did not want to believe the accusation there was another prominent New York Democrat who does believe the story and it is none other than Bill de Blasio. In fact he said this is the way Andrew Cuomo operates and has operated that was for a long time. Here is more:

“Yeah, it’s a sad thing to say. But that’s classic Andrew Cuomo. A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls.”

It looks like the rats are starting to scurry, maybe this is going to get interesting after all…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

FBI opens investigation into Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home COVID deaths coverup

February 18, 2021

Although he tried to keep it on the downlow, especially after writing a book about how brilliant he was during the COVID pandemic, word is finally starting to get out there about Andrew Cuomo’s deadly nursing home directive which led to the death of thousands of elderly New York residents and the coverup that ensued.

Now, according to this story, the FBI and a Brooklyn prosecutor are opening an investigation into the coverup. Here is more:

The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn have launched an investigation that is examining, at least in part, the actions of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s coronavirus task force in its handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the pandemic, the Times Union has learned.

The probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York is apparently in its early stages and is focusing on the work of some of the senior members of the governor’s task force, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter who is not authorized to comment publicly.

This should be an open and shut case after we learned from one of Andrew Cuomo’s top aides that he deliberately hid the deaths to avoid a Federal investigation, but history tells us how this will end. Andrew Cuomo has Presidential aspirations and he is not going to let a small thing like thousands of elderly dying because of his actions get in the way. This investigation will be used to sweep this all under the rug to clear the path for his Presidential run when the time comes, much like the IRS targeting scandal or Operation Fast and Furious were during the Obama years.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Biden says minorities do not know how to use the internet

February 17, 2021

During last night’s town hall meeting Joe Biden was asked about people registering on the internet for COVID vaccinations and he made the odd comment that the problem with online registration is many black and Hispanic people do not know how to get online. Here is what he said:

The other part — portion is a lot of people don’t know how to register. Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner city districts know how to use — know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreen’s or at the particular store.

So let me see if I have this straight; the man who also said the biggest problem facing America today is the rise of white supremacy which is being fueled by former military and police is now claiming minorities are not smart enough to use the internet.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Joe Biden says police, ex-military partly responsible for rise in white supremacy

February 17, 2021

Joe Biden believes the biggest threat facing America is the rise in white supremacy (I thought at one point he said it was global warming) and domestic terrorism. (The left defines domestic terrorists as those people who disagree with a radical left agenda)

We know how the left feels about the military and police; you might remember the infamous right wing terrorist memo Barack Obama released when he was President which included military, police, and abortion activists as people to keep a close eye on. Well it has been said that Joe Biden is serving Barack Obama’s third term and he certainly sounded like the former President last night when he blamed ex-military and the police for the rise in white supremacy.

We will give him the point that there is a rise in white supremacy for the sake of this post, although it seems to be another manufactured crisis, because what Joe Biden said is offensive and disrespectful to our military and police even if there was a rise in white supremacy. Here is more:

Biden said, “I got involved in politics, to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacist, the Ku Klux Klan and the most dangerous people on America continue to exist. That is the greatest threat of terror in America, domestic terror. So I would make sure my Justice Department and the Civil Rights Division is focused heavily on those very folks. I would make sure we focus on how to deal with the rise of white supremacy. You see what’s happening the studies that are beginning to be done, maybe at your university as well, about the impact of former military, former police officers on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups.”

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium