Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Judicial Watch Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit for Mass. High School Teacher Fired for Social Media Posts Objecting to Critical Race Theory in Schools 
Nov, 29 2021  judicial watch

(Washington, DC) 
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Kari MacRae, a Massachusetts high school teacher who was fired in retaliation for posts on social media objecting to the inclusion of critical race theory in schools 

The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, asks for damages against Hanover School Superintendent Matthew Ferron and Hanover High School Principal Matthew Mattos for retaliating against MacRae, a math/business teacher at Hanover High School, for exercising her First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit details that MacRae, whowas hired as a Hanover High School teacher on August 31, 2021, was fired over several TikTok video posts that were made months prior to her hiring at the school. MacRae, who in May of 2021 was elected to the Bourne School Committee, said she made the posts in her personal capacity as a citizen and candidate for public office.

MacRae was fired on September 29, 2021.

“I got fired specifically for a social media post I made,” she said. “That’s a violation of free speech,” MacRae told the Cape Cod Times in an interview published on October 13, 2021.

The lawsuit details that Mattos met with MacRae on September 24, 2021 to inform her that he was investigating the impact of six memes and two TikTok videos that MacRae posted which were referenced in a September 22, 2021, Boston Globe article.

On May 18, 2021, as part of her campaign for school committee member, MacRae posted a TikTok video which stated, in part:

So pretty much the reason I ran for school board and the reason I’m taking on this responsibility is to ensure that students, at least in our town, are not being taught critical race theory. That they’re not being taught that the country was built on racism. So they’re not being taught that they can choose whether or not they want to be a girl or a boy. It’s one thing to include and it’s one thing to be inclusive. And it’s one thing to educate everybody about everything. It’s completely another thing to push your agenda. And, with me on the school board, that won’t happen in our town.

In a letter dated September 29, 2021, Mattos fired MacRae from her position at Hanover High School, stating “I have determined that continuing your employment in light of your social media posts would have a significant impact on student learning at HHS.” Ferron reviewed and approved Mattos’ decision to fire MacRae.

The lawsuit details that no Hanover High School parent or student had raised concerns about MacRae’s employment at Hanover High School because of the social media posts.

“Kari MacRae was viciously targeted and unlawfully fired as a teacher because she exercised her First Amendment rights to criticize critical race theory,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This civil rights lawsuit aims to hold accountable school district officials who are so desperate to push critical race theory that they will trample the civil rights of our client, Ms. MacRae.

In February 2021, Judicial Watch filed a civil rights lawsuit
on behalf of David Flynn, the father of two Dedham Public School students, who was removed from his position as head football coach after exercising his right as a citizen to raise concerns about his daughter’s seventh-grade history class curriculum being changed to include biased coursework on politics, race, gender equality, and diversity (Flynn v. Forrest et al. (No. 21-cv-10256)).

In July 2021, Judicial Watch filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Palatine, IL, tenured high school teacher Jeanne Hedgepeth, who was fired by the suburban-Chicago school district where she had worked for 20 years after posting comments on Facebook criticizing the riots, violence, and shootings in Chicago in the aftermath of the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd. Hedgepeth made the posts on her personal Facebook page while vacationing after the end of the school year, just as some of the most severe violence was occurring. In her posts, Hedgepeth recommended studying Thomas Sowell, whom she described as a “treasure” and a “truth seeker,” and praised political commentator and activist Candice Owens and talk show host Larry Elder. She alleges that the firing violated her First Amendment rights.

Such a shame...He'll forever be remembered as a LIAR...And for what reason ?? It's been so long I had to LOOK UP HIS LIES...!

NBC’s Brian Williams Quits With Strange Farewell Message: America Being Burned Down “With Us Inside”  Information Warfare   Dec 10, 2021

Longtime news anchor Brian Williams issued a strange warning to America on Thursday as he announced his retirement from broadcasting.

Brian Williams' alleged lies: A list By DYLAN BYERS02/13/2015 

The NBC News investigation into the veracity of Brian Williams' personal stories is ongoing, but a list of examples is already starting to build. As these examples leak out, it's important to keep in mind that not every inconsistency in Williams' history qualifies as a lie. For instance, there are two examples of possible 'embellishment' that have surfaced recently, including Hurricane Katrina and Pope John Paul II, which only reflect minor inconsistencies. They are doubted narratives, not disputed ones. The reader might think twice about adding them to the list of Williams' wrongdoings simply because they've been reported on.

There are, however, three real examples that should raise red flags. They are:


During the January 30, 2015, NBC Nightly News broadcast, Brian Williams referred to "a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG." Williams later said he was not in the the helicopter that was hit by an RPG, but in a helicopter direclty behind it. The pilots of Williams' helicopter
say their chopper was not directly behind the hit Chinook, but in a different company altogether.

SEAL Team 6

During the May 3, 2011, NBC Nightly News broadcast, Williams said that he had "the great honor of flying into Baghdad with [SEAL Team 6] at the start of the war." A Special Operations Command spokesman has
told Huffington Post: "We do not embed journalists with this or any other unit that conducts counter-terrorism missions." Said another SEAL officer to CNN
: "That early in the conflict, there were only missions taking place, not bouncing between outstations."

The Berlin Wall

At a 2008 forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Williams said that he "was at the Brandenburg Gate the night the [Berlin] wall came down." As
CNN reports, "'the night the wall came down' is widely recognized as November 9, 1989. ... An NBC News source in a position to know confirmed to CNNMoney that "Brian arrived the day after the wall came down."

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

from weasel zippers

Philadelphia to require vaccine proof for indoor dining   I wonder if the enforcers will wear brown shirts and knee high boots and speak with an accent ....zeig mir deine Papiere

And of course the city won’t be the ones doing it, they’ll make the minimum wage girl at the front do it.

Via AP:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and public health officials announced Monday.

Public Health Director Cheryl Bettigole said Philadelphia has seen infection rates double in the last few weeks and hospitalizations increase by about 50%.

With colder weather driving people indoors and more holiday gatherings expected, Bettigole and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the proof of vaccination mandate is meant to decrease the chance of transmission while preventing a shutdown of indoor dining like the closures in 2020, early in the pandemic.

“I don’t want to close our restaurants or other establishments that serve food. I want them to stay open and operate safely,” Bettigole said.

Keep reading
A member of Congress apologized to Mark Meadows for not overturning the election on January 6: 'I'm sorry nothing worked' (Grace Panetta) - 12h ago

A member of Congress texted Mark Meadows apologizing for not overturning the election on January 6.

Rep. Adam Schiff read aloud the message in a hearing of the January 6 Select Committee.
"We tried everything we could in our objection to the 6 states. I'm sorry nothing worked," the message read.

A lawmaker texted former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows apologizing that Congress couldn't block Congress from overturning the 2020 election on January 6, Rep. Adam Schiff revealed during a meeting of the House Select Committee investigating the insurrection.

In the Monday evening hearing, the panel unanimously voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress after Meadows stopped cooperating with the committee and failed to show up for a scheduled deposition.

During the hearing, members of the panel excoriated Meadows for defying a subpoena for his testimony while writing about January 6 and the events leading up to it in his memoir, "The Chief's Chief."

Schiff and Rep. Liz Cheney also read aloud a series of panicked text messages that members of Congress, prominent Fox News hosts, and even Trump's own son, Donald Trump Jr., sent to Meadows pleading with him to do something to stop the violent siege on the Capitol and convince former President Donald Trump to make a statement condemning the riots.

"What did the president of the United States do, and what did he fail to do? Mr. Meadows doesn't think he should have to answer those questions. He thinks the American people should be left in the dark," Schiff said.

Video: Rep. Schiff: Time will tell if Mark Meadows serious about cooperating with committee (MSNBC)

Schiff then read aloud the January 7 message from an unnamed member of Congress that said: "Yesterday was a terrible day. We tried everything we could in our objection to the 6 states. I'm sorry nothing worked."

This statement Schiff read aloud sounds incriminating BUT...this was a congressman that said this (NOT A PROTESTER) so he/she had a perfect RIGHT to be there and to say this..!


Wholesale Prices Have Biggest Annual Surge on Record, Adding to Already Staggering Inflation Woes

Ever wonder why congress and/or your government is so adamant about you being vaccinated..?? Chances are it will MAKE MONEY for them...LOTS OF IT..!!!

'Conflicted Congress': Key findings from Insider's five-month investigation into federal lawmakers' personal finances by Dave Levinthal  Dec 13, 2021

Dozens of federal lawmakers and at least 182 top staffers have violated a conflict-of-interest law.

Numerous members of Congress personally invest in industries they oversee.

Few face serious consequences, legally or otherwise.

The nation is unabashedly polarized. Republicans and Democrats enjoy little goodwill and less commonality.

But in Washington, DC, a bipartsan phenomenon is thriving. Numerous members of Congress, both liberal and conservative, are united in their demonstrated indifference toward a law designed to quash corruption and curb conflicts-of-interest.

Insider's new investigative reporting project, "Conflicted Congress," chronicles the myriad ways members of the US House and Senate have eviscerated their own ethical standards, avoided consequences, and blinded Americans to the many moments when lawmakers' personal finances clash with their public duties.

In all, Insider spent hundreds of hours over five months reviewing nearly 9,000 financial-disclosure reports for every sitting lawmaker and their top-ranking staffers. Reporters conducted hundreds of interviews, including those with some of the nation's most powerful leaders.

Today, Insider published the first of more than two-dozen articles and data visualizations that will reveal the:

48 members of Congress and 182 senior-level congressional staffers who have violated a federal conflicts-of-interest law.

Nearly 75 federal lawmakers who held stocks in COVID-19 vaccine makers Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer in 2020, with many of them buying or selling these stocks in the early weeks of the pandemic.

15 lawmakers tasked with shaping US defense policy that actively invest in military contractors.

More than a dozen environmentally-minded Democrats who invest in fossil fuel companies or other corporations with concerning environmental track records.
Members who regularly chide "the media" but personally pour their money into at least one of the nation's largest news media or social media companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Comcast, Disney, and the New York Times Co.

25 wealthiest members of Congress and where they put their money.

50 most popular stock holdings among members of Congress.

Insider's "Conflicted Congress" is also rating every member of Congress on their financial conflicts and commitment to financial transparency. Fourteen senators and House members have received a red "danger" rating on our three-tier stoplight scale, while 112 get a yellow "borderline" rating.

Throughout this week, "Conflicted Congress" will publish investigations into Congress' tobacco ties, cryptocurrency plays, real estate investments, transparency avoidance, lax law enforcement, and crushing student loan debt.

Finally, Insider on Friday will publish an exclusive, searchable, and sortable database of all members of Congress' personal finances, including their assets, debts, and sources of outside income. (Data geeks get ready!)


I guess we are just supposed to accept whatever conclusion this SHAM committee comes up with... When ALL of the members are selected by Nancy Pelosi...All 9 of them 7 DemoRats and 2, TWO Republicans (both of them anti-Trumpers).. Seems to be EQUAL to me..! The same USUAL TACTICS always used by the DemoRats..!  Just think, A JUDGEMENT BY 9 NINE, ANTI-TRUMPERS....7 Dems and 2 Rinos ...

According to documents obtained by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff to President Donald Trump, indicated in a Jan. 5 email that the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro-Trump people.”

Jul 27, 2021 · Seven Democrats and two Republicans — all selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — make up the committee tasked with investigating the  attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

January 6 commission

The National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, known colloquially as the January 6 commission, was a proposed commission that would have investigated the 2021 United States Capitol attack. It was proposed on February 15 by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who announced that she planned to create a "9/11-type commission". The proposal was negotiated by Republican John Katko, and would (should) have consisted of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans. A bill forming the commission passed the House of Representatives on May 19, with all Democrats and 35 Republicans voting in support of it. However, it was blocked by Senate Republicans on May 28, with 54 Senators voting in favor and 35 voting against, failing to clear the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
fter explaining the historic significance of the insurrectionist attack, and the importance of the special select committee's work, Pelosi explained in a written statement this morning:

"Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee. I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.... With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.

The Democratic House Speaker added that she's prepared to appoint McCarthy's other selections -- Illinois' Rodney Davis of Illinois, North Dakota's Kelly Armstrong, and Texas' Troy Nehls -- but not Indiana's Banks or Ohio's Jordan.

 FOR more on pelosi NOT accepting Rep. appointees to the Jan 6 Committee    >>> READ MORE order for the American Citizens who want info on what transpired on Jan.. 6th Judicial Watch had to SUE the Federal Government to get that information, and still don't have ALL of it. What a WONDERFUL COUNTRY we have become...