We're still waiting for some breakout in the McAuliffe/Youngkin contest for Gubernor of Virginia. As it stands now, it still looks like a dead heat. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Dead heat, squared: Youngkin catches McAuliffe in Virginia, USA Today, McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows, Paul Bedard at WaEx, Fourth poll shows Youngkin and McAuliffe tied, GOP enthusiasm surging. Remember kids, ties go to whoever cheats the harderst.
It's so bad, that despite the fact that Biden Won Virginia In 2020 By 10. New Poll Shows His Approval Underwater By 10 (Da Wire), the McAuliffe campaign called in Slow Joe to stump for him, with predictable results. Fox, Biden briefly ‘stumbles’ during speech at McAuliffe rally, critics seize Nick Arama at Red State siezed., Biden Throws Spit and Incoherence at McAuliffe Rally. WaEx, Joe Biden helps Terry McAuliffe paint Youngkin as an ‘acolyte of Donald Trump’. As a child, I was an acolyte occasionally. At RCP, Biden Warns At McAuliffe Rally: Extremism Can "Come In A Smile And A Fleece Vest". It can also come in Depends and aviator sunglasses. Twitchy, ‘You can feel the energy’: Here’s the crowd to see President Biden campaigning for Terry McAuliffe
50 voters and 100 press for POTUS https://t.co/blvF7Gg3f8— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 26, 2021
Sister Toldja at Red State, A Former Virginia Governor (D) Just Unloads on Terry McAuliffe With Polls Tied and One Week to Go
The characteristically outspoken Wilder – who is well-respected in Democrat circles in the state – took specific aim at McAuliffe’s courting of the black vote, suggesting he was “springboarding” off the infamous Gov. Ralph Northam blackface incident to revive his political career and was in effect pulling a con on black voters in the process
From Fox, McAuliffe buys 'fake news' ads in effort to sway voters, Fox News investigation finds. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Too fun to check: Is McAuliffe hoodwinking voters with fake-news websites?. Well, he's a politician, right? Also a Democratic trick, the WaPoo fact checker reluctantly admits Terry McAuliffe keeps inflating coronavirus numbers and gets four noses. Fear for your life, and vote for me!
The issue bedeviling the McAuliffe campaign at this point is mostly education. At WaEx, Biden and McAuliffe make Beloved book-banning fear key to closing argument. Althouse, "Youngkin’s new ad features the heart-wrenching story of Laura Murphy, a mother who tried to shield her son from having to read Beloved, by Toni Morrison." In high school, I read "The Painted Bird" (link to my Amazon affiliate account that never makes me any money, but might if you buy the book)because it was lying around the house. I wouldn't recommend it in a curriculum.
BPR, Footage shows McAuliffe declaring ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are ‘as important as’ math and English. Hey, there's good money to be made in the "diversity and inclusion" scam. Phil Klein at NR, McAuliffe’s Infamous ‘Parents’ Quip Wasn’t a Gaffe — It’s How Democrats Think. Indeed, as Breitbart reports a Poll: 70% of Virginia Democrats Want School Boards in Control of Curriculum, Not Parents. It's silly to think that parent can directly manage a curriculum, unless they home school. I think what they're asking for is that school boards be more responsive to what parents care about, and less responsive to the woke teaching establishment. John Lucas at Da Fed, Washington Post Backs Terry McAuliffe In Telling Outraged Virginia Parents ‘Public Schools Don’t Belong To You’. At ET Michael Walsh says A Country Gone Mad Needs a Counter-Revolution but according to Sundance, the choice between McAuliffe and Youngkin is between Democrat and Democratlite; Virginia Politics Is a Very Narrow Ideological Segment Where Inside Clubs Play
Virginia politics is where the UniParty swamp creatures argue among themselves. In Virginia the elites in the DNC club debate their high-brow outlooks with the elites in the RNC club. Virginia is where the traditional DC political establishment of both clubs gather socially to pontificate about their importance in the world of everything political.
Meanwhile out in Loundoun County, Matt Margolis at PJ Media reminds us a Gender-Fluid Teen Raped Girl, Judge Rules, After Obama Dismissed 'Fake Outrage' at School Boards and Kevin Downey reports Loudoun County Students Walk Out of Class in Protest, at Breitbart, Students Walk Out in Loudoun County: District ‘Protects Rapists’, WJLA, 'This is BS': Loudoun County, Va. students walk out in protest of sexual assault reports, Fox, Dozens of Loudoun County students stage walkout over sexual assault by boy in girls' bathroom, and even NR, Loudoun County Students Stage Walk-Outs to Protest Sexual Assault in Schools. I'll bet it doesn't get the same national attention as the Netflix walk-out. Insty, DEVELOPING: Loudoun County Students Walk Out of Class in Protest. "But will their protest gain any traction in the DNC-MSM?"
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.26.21, at Da Fed Eric Lendrum reminds us Loudoun County Parents Forced to Sign NDA in Order to Read New Race-Based Curriculum. Tyler O'Neil, now at Fox, reports Loudoun County parents demand superintendent, school board resign after alleged sexual assault email. Insty, FAIRFAX SCHOOLS: WE’RE NOT TEACHING CRITICAL RACE THEORY. Also Fairfax Schools: Critical race theory is a ‘frame’ for ‘our work.
Outrageous: Minnesota school board prohibits parents from criticizing individual school officials and forces public commenters to reveal their home address—exposing them to potential harassment and property damage.pic.twitter.com/UnOPIqf7fp— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 26, 2021
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And I don’t know who you think you are, that you think you have more of a say than us the parents and our doctors. I don’t know who any of you think you are—I really don’t—but it ends today.
We are declaring our freedom tonight. We do not consent to the lies, fearmongering, and abuse. You all know it’s abuse.
This is tyrannical leadership—it’s poor leadership.
This is why we’re all here tonight—because we are all fed up. We’re done asking for permission. See those chairs you’re sitting in? We own those chairs. See these lights? We pay for the lights—not you."
Boller then went on to promise to campaign against everyone on that school board because most of their terms are up next year.
"This is tyrannical leadership, poor leadership, and none of you are willing to stand up for our children. This is why we are all here tonight because we’re fed up, we’re done asking permission, we’re done playing games, the pandemic is over, we are done.
I would love to run for school board to replace all of you. So I’m going to promise you tonight that I will campaign against you, I will, I will fundraise against you, and I will make sure that none of you ever serve in a public space ever again."
At Am Think, Mark Schneider wonders Are Parents a National Security Threat? At NYPo, Miranda Devine divines that Attorney General Merrick Garland must call off war on parents. At TNP, The Biden Effect: Attorney General Merrick Garland Tanks in Latest Approval Data. "Everything Biden-related is collapsing fast."
Another outcome of the FBI vs parents kerfuffle is that schools board are bailing out of the national parent organization left and right. Breitbart, Ohio School Boards Association Cuts Ties with NSBA over Letter to Biden Targeting Parents as ‘Domestic Terrorists’, Star News, Ohio School Boards Association Terminates Affiliation with National School Board Association, Highland County Press, Ohio School Boards Association trustees vote to leave national school boards group. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media, So Much for 'Phony Outrage'—Missouri and Ohio Leave National School Boards Association. National File, Missouri School Boards Association WITHDRAWS from NSBA Over ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter. At JTN, School board recall elections in Kansas and Wisconsin on ballot Nov. 2, "One Kansas school board member and four Wisconsin school board members face recalls." Joy Pullman at Da Fed finds a Columbia Law Professor who Explains Why Public Schools Are Tearing America Apart. Gwen Syms at PJ Media reminds us Biden Admin Appoints NSBA Official Who Penned 'Terrorist' Letter to Federal Education Board. A promotion for work well done.
Althouse catches "Do these angry parents know how much planning it takes to fill six hours each day with material that’s interesting enough to keep children from breaking everything in the classroom by hitting each other with it (elementary school) or texting each other TikToks about recreational drug use and open-minded sexual promiscuity (contemporary high school, I assume)?" - From "As a Parent, I Would Rather Fake My Own Death Than Take Over Curriculum Planning From Teachers and School Boards" by Ben Mathis-Lilley (Slate).
2. The "angry parents" don't believe that what teachers and school boards are doing is just trying to make the material "interesting enough." It's hardly a dispute about interestingness.
3. Why is it acceptable to portray children as little monsters? We immobilize them in schoolrooms and then express hostility toward them for failing at utter docility.
4. Just because you can't or won't do a government official's job in its entirety doesn't mean it's wrong to criticize the way that work is done. On the contrary, it's exactly what we do all the time in a representative democracy.
Regarding the Revolver piece I featured yesterday, Vicky Taft at PJ Media responds, Ugly: He Urged Jan. 6 Protesters to Attack the Capitol, but Is This Instigator Really a 'Fed! Fed! Fed!'?, and Ace notes FBInsurrection: Merrick Garland Refuses to Answer Whether Federal Agents Encouraged and Ring-Lead the Capitol Riots. Almost certainly, now. But remember, Garland wasn't AG then; Barr had resigned and Rosen was in place. Wray was still FBI Director, though, and the finger points squarely at him. Matt Vespa asks Did You Catch What Was Very Wrong with Rolling Stone's Piece About the January 6 Riot? That it was published at all?
IJR reports that as expected, White House Declares Trump's Claim of Executive Privilege Is 'Not Justified'. Just wait until his (and Hunter's) turn in the barrel. At Da Mail, Biden administration is expected to tap Republican secretary of state who stood up to Trump's claims of fraud for key role in protecting elections from interference and Grabien, MSNBC: Biden to Appoint GOP Trump Critic Kim Wyman to Key Election Security Role. Only Democrats are to be encouraged to call out election fraud. Even after his guy won, Juan Williams whines Trump is killing American democracy (Da Hill). Star News, Wisconsin Senate to Launch New 2020 Election Investigation. At Da Fed, John Lott notes that If Voter ID Laws Are ‘Undemocratic,’ Then So Is Europe.
AllahPundit at Haut Hair nonplussed at Manchin on switching parties: "I don't know where in the hell I belong". Anxious is anxious about Democratic retirements spark worry over holding House majority.
At NYPo, Grants tied to Facebook boosted Democrats in Pennsylvania, report says. The best election Mark Zuckerberg could buy. From Breitbart, Tom Cotton on Suppression of Breitbart: Facebook Acts Like a ‘Wing of the Democratic Party’. But WaEx reports Anti-cancel culture platforms Rumble and Locals combine to take on Big Tech.