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Yet another HS tries to censor ‘very Christianized’ speech by valedictorian — and reverses course when called out by law firm

On the heels of a Michigan high school valedictorian being told faith references in her graduation speech are “not appropriate” — and then the principal reversing her position after getting a complaint letter from a law firm — yet another high school in the state decided against carrying out the same move toward censorship after the same law firm complained.

What are the details?

First Liberty Institute sent a Tuesday letter to Michael Wegher — principal of John Glenn High School in Westland — over his attempt to censor the “very Christianized” portion of Savannah Lefler’s speech set to be part of senior honors night, which is scheduled next week.

Lefler’s original speech notes that philosophies espoused by the likes of Plato and Charles Darwin are “wrong” — and then she declares that, “The purpose of life is to live a life devoted to Christ. Westminster Catechism Number One, ‘The Chief Purpose for Which Man is Made is to Glorify God, and to Enjoy Him Forever,'” the letter says.

Wegher told Lefler that her speech needed a “revision” since “we have students and staff who would identify as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindi, Sikh, Jehovah’s Witnesses, atheist, etc. We must be inclusive and respectful of their beliefs as well,” the letter adds.

Pushback

First Liberty’s letter informed the principal that “student graduation speeches constitute private speech, not government speech, and private speech is not subject to the Establishment Clause. Contrary to your assertion, Ms. Lefler’s statements do not transform into government speech simply because they are delivered in a public school setting or channel.”

The law firm told Wegher that his actions constitute “violating students’ rights under the Free Speech Clause” and requested that he “allow Ms. Lefler to express her private religious beliefs in her Honors Night speech” by Wednesday.

That was fast

Well, First Liberty said in a news release Wednesday the school’s decision was “reversed” and that Lefler would be allowed to deliver she speech in the way she wanted.

The law firm said while the school district’s response didn’t concede “a legal requirement,” it allows a “one-time non-negotiable relinquishment of control” that lets her give her remarks with a disclaimer stating that the speech is not endorsed by the school.

“May God be glorified in the situation,” Lefler said in reaction to the decision, First Liberty said. “I’m thankful I will be able to share my faith in Christ with my classmates and pray that this never happens to another student in the future.”

But the district doesn’t seem too pleased

According to the Christian Post, the letter from the school district’s attorney told First Liberty that its legal position was “without any merit whatsoever.”

“Nearly half of Ms. Lefler’s draft speech was unmoored from any sort of academic or pedagogical interest related to the School District’s Honors Convocation. Rather, it was an attempt to proselytize at a school-sponsored event, with the School District’s imprimatur,” attorney Kevin T. Sutton wrote, according to the outlet.

Sutton’s letter added, “Indeed, it is not a speech — it is a sermon,” the Christian Post noted.

The outlet added that the draft of Lefler’s speech also said, “Seeing that man is completely unable to achieve perfection, God made a way for us to be reconciled to Him through the perfect life of Jesus Christ, who is God in flesh.”

It also said, “He not only lived perfectly, but he was killed on a cross and took the punishment that humans deserve. Then he rose from the dead three days later, thus vindicating His holiness and divinity. This allows us to fulfill our purpose in glorifying God because we can now stand before Him blameless if we repent and trust in Christ and His finished work. May His name be praised forever!” the Christian Post said.

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‘Victory’: Christian valedictorian now allowed to mention her faith in graduation speech after principal called out by law firm

A valedictorian from a Michigan high school now is allowed to mention her Christian faith in her graduation speech set for next week after the school’s principal — who had said the faith reference was “not appropriate” — was called out in a complaint letter, First Liberty Institute said.

In a brief note on its website titled, “Victory: Michigan High School Student No Longer Censored,Michigan High School Student No Longer Censored,” First Liberty said Hillsdale High School reversed its decision preventing Elizabeth Turner from referencing her faith.

“We are grateful to school officials for acting swiftly to ensure that religious students can freely exercise their right to express their faith in a graduation speech,” Keisha Russell, Counsel for First Liberty Institute, said. “Elizabeth is thrilled that she’ll be able to celebrate her graduation without being censored. We hope that future graduates will be free from religious censorship.”

Turner noted that she’s “grateful I will be able to share my faith with my classmates, and I pray that God uses this situation to advance His kingdom.”

What’s the background?

According to First Liberty, one section of Turner’s speech noted, “For me, my future hope is found in my relationship with Christ. By trusting in him and choosing to live a life dedicated to bringing his kingdom glory, I can be confident that I am living a life with purpose and meaning. My identity is found by what God says and who I want to become is laid out in scripture.”

The legal firm said the school’s principal, Amy Goldsmith, reacted by highlighting that paragraph, along with a second, and telling Turner that “you are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum. We need to be mindful about the inclusion of religious aspects. These are your strong beliefs, but they are not appropriate for a speech in a school public setting. I know this will frustrate you, but we have to be mindful of it.”

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What happened next?

Turner got in touch with First Liberty, and the law firm said it sent a letter to Goldsmith informing her that she’s “violating federal law, which permits private religious speech at school events, and demanding that she allow Elizabeth to reference her faith.”

First Liberty also said student graduation speeches constitute private speech, not government speech, and private speech is not subject to the Establishment Clause. The law firm added that Turner’s statements “do not transform into government speech simply because they are delivered in a public setting or to a public audience.”

The letter concluded by requesting that Goldsmith “allow Elizabeth Turner to express her private religious beliefs at the graduation ceremony on June 6, 2021. Please confirm that you agree to our request by Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5PM.”

(H/T: Christian Post)

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Public HS principal to valedictorian: Mentioning your Christian faith in graduation speech is ‘not appropriate.’ But valedictorian is fighting back.

A Michigan public high school principal is getting called out by a legal firm after telling one of the valedictorians that mentioning her Christian faith in her graduation speech is “not appropriate.”

What are the details?

According to First Liberty, one section of the speech Elizabeth Turner prepared for Hillsdale High School’s graduation ceremony next Thursday noted that “for me, my future hope is found in my relationship with Christ. By trusting in him and choosing to live a life dedicated to bringing his kingdom glory, I can be confident that I am living a life with purpose and meaning. My identity is found by what God says and who I want to become is laid out in scripture.”

The legal firm said the school’s principal, Amy Goldsmith, reacted by highlighting that paragraph, along with a second, and telling Turner that “you are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum. We need to be mindful about the inclusion of religious aspects. These are your strong beliefs, but they are not appropriate for a speech in a school public setting. I know this will frustrate you, but we have to be mindful of it.”

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What happened next?

Apparently Turner got in touch with First Liberty, because the law firm said it sent a letter to Goldsmith informing her that she’s “violating federal law, which permits private religious speech at school events, and demanding that she allow Elizabeth to reference her faith.”

First Liberty also said that student graduation speeches constitute private speech, not government speech, and private speech is not subject to the Establishment Clause. The law firm added that Turner’s statements “do not transform into government speech simply because they are delivered in a public setting or to a public audience.”

The letter concludes by requesting that Goldsmith “allow Elizabeth Turner to express her private religious beliefs at the graduation ceremony on June 6, 2021. Please confirm that you agree to our request by Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5PM.”

Anything else?

According to another document from First Liberty, Turner emailed Goldsmith regarding her requested changes and said “unfortunately I don’t think I would be able to deliver a genuine speech under those circumstances. I don’t agree that we should avoid the topic of tragedy and death because that is part of everyone’s future. I understand what you are saying, but for me, this is a time for my peers and I to elevate our lives and to choose how we want to live since we’re not promised tomorrow, and I don’t want to write a speech that won’t be meaningful just to check off the box. I believe it is celebratory to call people to a life of purpose and meaning and a call to action to live a life well. For me, my personal future relies on my faith, and I also want the freedom to be able to address that in my speech if the opportunity arises.”

Fox News reported that Goldsmith did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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Michigan Governor Whitmer Ignores Her Own Covid-19 Rules When Dining Out

Michigan tyrant governor  Gretchen Whitmer is just another ruler who thinks that what she dictates should be immediately obeyed by all peasants, while she open flaunts the fact that she is above those same rules.  Whitmer claimed she “forgot” her own commands the slaves are expected to follow because she was “vaccinated.”

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Lockdown-championing Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was called out for hypocrisy after a photo of her huddling together with 12 other people at a table in a bar in East Lansing, Michigan surfaced on social media. The image was shared by Detroit journalist Chad Livengood, who said it was posted on Facebook on Saturday but has since been deleted.-RT

Whitmer attempted to hide the fact that she intentionally flouted her own rules by ensuring the photo was deleted and only screenshots remain as evidence of the tyrant’s “some people are more equal than others” stance.

The seating arrangement in the photo above is in direct violation of Whitmer’s strict social-distancing rules for dining establishments, which currently allow a maximum of six people to sit at one table. In addition, tables cannot be moved together and should be at least six feet apart from each other.

“Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it,” the governor said, adding that it was a mistake on her part. But another tyrant, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the vaccines don’t work, because you still needed a mask until his recent flip flop on the issue.

Fauci: Vaccinated People Can’t Dine Indoors Or Go To The Movies Still

Not to mention, people in Michigan are still getting COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated and dying:

246 “Fully Vaccinated” Michigan Residents Catch COVID-19, 3 Die

Whitmer is rightly being called out as the totalitarian slave master she’s acting as.

“No one is against having fun. We are against your rules that never seem to apply to you,” one person said.

Another poked fun at Whitmer’s attempt at damage-control: “I hope every lawyer will use this defense when fighting her idiotic fines for their clients.”

Whitmer has been known for being a tyrannical dictator and enslaving Michigan since the COVID-19 scam presented her with an excuse to do so.

Last month, it was revealed that she took a personal trip to Florida while her government was warning constituents against traveling to the Sunshine State for spring break. Whitmer’s communications director defended the trip, saying she was helping her ailing father there. Apart from Whitmer, at least two of her senior advisers faced backlash after they were spotted hitting the beaches outside the state, in Florida and Alabama. –RT

Whitmer has announced plans to “reopen” Michigan, but don’t hold your breath.  This lady thrives on her power trips and so far, enough have fed her ego to keep her issuing commands and edicts.

Stay alert and aware.  We all know by now that government is slavery and Whitmer is helping us realize it day by day. Stay prepared.  It’s doubtful these petty tyrants are done trying to convince us to bow to them.

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JFK Library gives Michigan Gov. Whitmer ‘Profile in Courage’ award for COVID-19 response: ‘Tone-deaf’

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is honoring Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) with a “Profile in Courage” award for her response to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to honor Whitmer has shocked many, considering the numerous questionable decisions the Democratic governor has made in attempting to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

The JFK Library Foundation created a special “COVID Courage” award and announced on Tuesday that it is honoring seven people on the “front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic that were going above and beyond their everyday responsibilities to help those in their communities.”

The organization determined that Gov. Whitmer is worthy of the honor for her leadership and uncompromising lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

When Michigan’s first cases of COVID-19 were identified in early March 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer invoked emergency powers in a bid to contain the spread of the virus and save lives, issuing early, controversial orders to close schools and businesses, mandate mask wearing, and ban large gatherings, among other measures.

While her leadership earned praise from many, she also faced sustained, vocal backlash over stay-at-home rules that remained in place as COVID-19 cases in Michigan continued to rise during the spring. Protests over Whitmer’s pandemic response became increasingly threatening, with armed demonstrators surrounding and at one point storming the state capitol to demand an end to stay-at-home orders. In October, thirteen men were charged with a June 2020 plot to kidnap Whitmer. The men were said to be motivated at least in part by anger and resentment over pandemic restrictions. Despite violent threats against her life, Whitmer did not back down. She stayed focused on following the science and listening to public health experts to get the pandemic under control and start rebuilding Michigan’s economy.

Many people were taken aback that Whitmer won an award for her coronavirus response, and there were comparisons to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo winning an Emmy Award in “recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”

Much like Cuomo, Whitmer was also embroiled in a nursing home scandal. Whitmer issued an executive order last May that prohibited nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from turning away residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

Whitmer made headlines at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic for her draconian lockdown measures, including barring Michiganians from visiting friends and families in different households. The lockdowns resulted in businesses shutting down.

Whitmer’s rigid stay-at-home orders prompted protests, and there was a storming of the state capitol to end the stringent restrictions. There were state and federal lawsuits filed against Whitmer over the harsh lockdowns, which were some of the strictest in the nation. By November, there were calls for Whitmer’s impeachment.

There was a controversy last May in which Whitmer’s husband allegedly attempted to use his wife’s position to get his boat put in the water before Memorial Day weekend.

In June, Whitmer flouted her own executive order mandating social distancing when she attended a George Floyd march.

In April, Whitmer and a top aide were scrutinized for taking personal trips to Florida despite the Michigan governor issuing a travel warning for Michiganians traveling to Florida.

Whitmer was honored with the JFK Library award for her COVID-19 response and economic recovery, despite Michigan being in the middle of the pack with other states in terms of COVID-19 cases per million (34th), coronavirus deaths per million (16th), tests per million (23rd), percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered (37th), and March unemployment rate (24th).

Former Michigan Senate candidate John James mocked Whitmer receiving an award for her COVID-19 response as “tone-deaf.”

“I actually understand that this is one of many awards that our governor has been winning recently. I heard that she’s recently won two job creator jobs awards in Ohio and Indiana and the number one real estate developer in Florida,” James joked on “Fox & Friends.”

“And when you talk about profiles in courage, people who will put themselves in harm’s way to do the right thing versus a politician who maybe is under draconian orders that have sacrificed livelihoods and lives, it looks politically motivated at worst, and tone-deaf at best,” the Republican stated. “There are a lot of people who are struggling around Michigan.”

James suggested that if any governor was deserving of an award for pandemic response, it would be Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Governor Ron DeSantis is a military veteran. He understands what it’s like to make life-and-death decisions,” James said. “He’s not one of these other politicians who moved through this COVID crisis, through polling and panic. I believe that we need more leaders like this. And I think that that’s how you prevent this from happening.”

According to WLWT, the other John F. Kennedy Library Foundation “Profile in Courage” award winners include:

Dr. Amy Acton, the former director of the Ohio Department of Health; Burnell Cotlon, the owner of Burnell’s Market in New Orleans, who allowed dozens of customers who lost their jobs at the outset of the pandemic to take groceries on credit, putting his own livelihood at risk; Fred Freeman, a Hanover, Massachusetts, fire captain and registered nurse who helped establish a program to deliver COVID-19 testing and other critical health services to residents who could not leave their homes; Antonio Greene, an Amazon delivery driver in Charleston, South Carolina, who while risking his health to make deliveries noticed a sign on the door of a customer’s home which alerted visitors that he was undergoing chemotherapy and was immunocompromised; Lauren Leander, an Arizona ICU nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients, who stood with three colleagues in support of stay-at-home orders in front of hundreds of protestors, some of whom intentionally coughed on her and her fellow nurses; and Darrell R. Marks, an academic adviser in Arizona who advocates for the rights of the Navajo and Hopi tribal communities at Flagstaff High School, who coordinated deliveries of food and supplies to Navajo and Hopi families struggling during the pandemic and advocated for voting rights in the face of efforts to disenfranchise Native Americans.

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Allegedly ‘super drunk’ Michigan state Dem rep hit with DUI, resisting arrest, weapons charges

Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones (D) is accused of crashing his vehicle while “super drunk,” and has been charged with driving while intoxicated, weapons possession, and resisting arrest after police responded to the scene and he allegedly became combative.

Officers say the Democrat threatened them multiple times with calling Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) during the incident.

What are the details?

Authorities say state troopers received multiple calls from witnesses the evening of April 6, who reported a black Chevy with a vanity license plate reading “ELECTED” was driving erratically on I-96, The Daily Mail reported. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., EMS responded to a report that the vehicle matching that description had crashed.

According to prosecutors, the driver, later identified as Jones, became combative with paramedics and even pushed one in the chest as they were trying to treat his injured passenger, so police were called to the scene.

Livingston County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carolyn Henry told the court during Jones’ arraignment that “the defendant’s behavior was so serious that they had escalated to a point that the troopers had to tase and pepper spray the defendant,” WDIV-TV reported.

She added that “he continued to be confrontational, uncooperative and using status of importance by flashing badges instead of the IDs being asked for by law enforcement.”

The outlet noted that Jones’ blood alcohol level “was more than twice the legal limit, also known as ‘super drunk.'” He also allegedly had a loaded Glock in the cup holder of his vehicle’s center console at the time of arrest.

The police report states that Jones threatened troopers multiple times over his position of authority, telling them, “I run y’all budget, bro,” and invoking the governor’s name.

After Jones was tased, he told police, “I don’t give a f**k bro, when I call Gretchen [Whitmer], I’ll need y’all ID’s, badge numbers, everything.” He also allegedly said, “If you strike me it’s going to be bad for you, if you hit me it’s going to be very bad for you. I’ll call Governor Whitmer right now.”

Jones was elected in 2016 at the age of 21, making him the youngest representative ever elected to the House in Michigan. He is also an active member of the National Guard, an auxiliary police officer, and a senior deacon.

If found guilty, he faces a minimum of two years behind bars.


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No Medical Science” Behind Michigan Mandate To Mask 2-Year-Olds, Doctor Warns

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is clearly seriously uncomfortable with Michigan’s newfound status as one of the epicenter’s of the US COVID outbreak, and while colleagues like Gov. Andrew Cuomo insist on moving ahead with reopening plans, the Wolverine State is now directing residents as young as two years old to mask up.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release on Friday that the state planned to expand its COVID-19 restrictions — what Michigan’s DHHS calls “the strongest public health order in the Midwest” — and require masks be worn by “children ages 2 to 4” in order to “further protect the state’s residents.”

In the press release, the state said that “expanding the mask rule to children ages 2 to 4 requires a good faith effort to ensure that these children wear masks while in gatherings at childcare facilities or camps,” the announcement says, adding that the order “follows recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.”

State public health officials also pointed out that while several key COVID metrics have been slowing – the share of COVID patients without hospital beds, the COVID case rates, and the percent positive of tests coming back positive (although the speed of the declines has slowed somewhat) – the head of one of the state’s biggest nursing organizations warned that “Nurses are exhausted. Many hospitals are close to 100% capacity. RNs around the state are being put in the impossible situation of having to decide which patient to attend to. Nurses are working up to 18 hours at a time, often without breaks,” said Jamie Brown, president of the Michigan Nurses Association.

“We are begging for everyone in the community to do their part. Stay home. Wear a mask. Get a vaccine when you are able. We are barely able to keep our heads above water. We are in crisis. We need our communities’ help.”

While cases have climbed back in Michigan (driven in part – according to the press release – by variants like B.1.1.7) deaths have crept higher, but only slightly.

Source: mSightly

The order in its current form is set to last through May 24. As Michigander’s parents scramble to mask their rambunctious toddlers, Dr. Marc Siegel took to Fox News over the weekend to remind the world that there’s “no medical science” behind the order to mask two-year-olds.

“There’s no advantage, no medical science behind it…children as young as two are very unlikely to be spreading the virus,” Dr. Siegel said.

After passing 200MM vaccine doses administered last week, more than half of US adults have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. While the percentage who are fully vaccinated sits just below 35%.

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CDC director: Michigan needs to shut down again

Biden administration officials are encouraging the state of Michigan to shut down again, denying the governor’s pleas for more vaccines to manage surging COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus cases in Michigan are spiking as the state reported the highest rate of new infections of any state in the nation over the weekend.

On Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) asked state residents to take a voluntary two-week pause on dining out, meeting in large groups, and sending children to school for in-person learning so that the spread of the virus would be slowed while the state continues to distribute vaccines.

Whitmer has asked the White House to send more vaccines to her state to combat the virus, arguing that vaccine distribution should be a priority in parts of the country with the highest infectious case rate.

But administration officials have repeatedly said additional vaccine doses will not be sent to Michigan as their priority remains distributing the vaccine to parts of the country with the highest adult populations per capita. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during a press briefing Monday that the federal government is “not in a place, nor will we be, where we take supply from one state to give them to another.”

At a separate briefing, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said that Michigan needs to close businesses and return to lockdown policies enacted last spring to mitigate spread of the coronavirus.

“We know that if vaccines go in arms today, we will not see an effect of those vaccines — depending on the vaccine — for somewhere between two and six weeks. So when you have an acute situation, an extraordinary number of cases like we have in Michigan, the answer is not necessarily to give vaccines,” said Walensky, who added that vaccines have a “delayed” effectiveness.

“The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics. To go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer. and to shut things down. To flatten the curve. To decrease contact with one another,” she continued.

On Sunday, Gov. Whitmer told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that new variants of COVID-19 are presenting a challenge for the state as a leading cause of new infections. Even though Michigan continues to enforce a mask mandate and some of the strictest social-distancing requirements for restaurants, retail stores, and other places where people may gather, sickness and hospitalizations are on the rise.

“I think if we try to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work,” Walensky said.

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Gov. Whitmer blames ‘layer of misogyny’ for recent criticisms despite Michigan having highest COVID-19 rate in US

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer claimed Sunday that criticisms of her performance as governor and handling of the coronavirus pandemic are the result of “misogyny,” and are untethered from her actual job performance.

The Democratic governor’s comments came as Michigan experiences the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the United States, as state officials there face scrutiny over their vaccine distribution plan (many Michiganders have traveled to Ohio to receive their shots), and as Whitmer faces her own nursing home scandal.

What did Whitmer say?

Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Whitmer was asked about criticism from top Michigan Republicans.

Recently, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser said Michigan’s top female Democratic politicians — Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson — are three “witches” who should be “ready for the burning at the stake,” politically speaking. Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) also bragged about having “spanked” Whitmer on legislative battles, such as the state budget and political appointees.

Show host Margaret Brennan asked Whitmer, “But do you think there should be repercussions for misogynistic, threatening remarks like this?”

“I can tell you this, though, that sadly in this moment there have been a lot of death threats,” Whitmer responded. “We know that there was a plot to kidnap and kill me. Death threats against me and my family. It’s different in what I’m confronting than what some of my male counterparts are.

“So, yes, I do think that there is a layer of misogyny here that every woman in leadership has been confronting and dealing with to some extent,” she continued.

“I don’t have time, though, to focus on that or to go punch for punch. I’m not going to do that,” Whitmer added. “I’ve got a job to do and that is helping get my state through this, helping get our economy back on track, supporting the American Jobs Plan so that that helps us do both of those things. And that’s what I’m going to stay focused on.”

What is happening in Michigan?

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Michigan currently has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection across the country at nearly 516 cases per 100,000 people. New Jersey is second-highest with just 300 cases per 100,000 people.

That means Michigan’s infection rate is greater than the three most populous states — California, Texas, and Florida — combined.

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Top Whitmer aide travels to Florida despite Michigan governor issuing spring break travel warning

A top aide of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took a spring break trip to Florida with family. Only days earlier, the Democratic governor of Michigan warned her constituents about travel because of concerns of spreading COVID-19.

Tricia Foster, Whitmer’s chief operating officer, posted photos on Facebook of her family vacationing in Siesta Key, a popular beach tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico about an hour south of Tampa.

Photos on Foster’s Facebook page obtained by Breitbart show her teenage daughters and friends enjoying a spring break vacation in the resort town that has far fewer coronavirus restrictions than Michigan’s COVID-19 constraints, which many deem to be excessive and draconian. Foster, her daughters, and their friends are seen maskless and are not practicing social distancing in the social media posts.

“The photos no longer appeared on Foster’s timeline Friday afternoon, but the Free Press spoke to a Facebook friend of Foster who saw the beach photos before they were taken down,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

However, Whitmer issued a travel warning to Michiganians on April 2, especially traveling to Florida.

“Whitmer said she is concerned about spring break and people traveling, with many going between Michigan and Florida,” the Detroit Free Press reported. “If people do travel, she said they should work from home and have school from home for a least a week when they return, assess whether they need a COVID-19 test and get vaccinated.”

“Students and families traveling across Michigan, to other states or out of the country risk being exposed to and carrying COVID-19 with them,” a press release from Whitmer’s office stated. “This, in turn, could fuel outbreaks within their households and the communities where they live or visit.”

Whitmer’s office did not deny that Foster and her family traveled to Florida, but dismissed the report as a “partisan attack from a garbage white nationalist website.”

“Trish Foster is fully recovered from COVID and fully vaccinated,” Whitmer press secretary Bobby Leddy said.

When Leddy was asked whether Foster’s daughters and her daughters’ friends were fully vaccinated, the spokesperson responded, “I don’t have anything additional to add.”

Michigan currently leads the nation in new COVID-19 cases and positive test rates. Infections in the Wolverine state have increased for seven consecutive weeks.

“Officials are reporting more than 7,000 new infections each day, a sevenfold increase from late February,” according to the Baltimore Sun. “And Michigan is home to nine of the 10 metro areas with the country’s highest recent case rates.”

“Policy change alone won’t change the tide,” Whitmer said on Friday. “We need everyone to step up and to take personal responsibility here.”

Following the most recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Whitmer has asked that the public take a two-week break from indoor dining, in-person high school, and youth sports.

In January, Whitmer traveled to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Joe Biden despite discouraging “Michiganders from traveling and attending gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Last June, Whitmer flouted her own executive order mandating social distancing when she attended a George Floyd march and was photographed shoulder-to-shoulder with protesters.

Last May, Whitmer was embroiled in controversy when her husband reportedly attempted to use his influence to persuade a company to prioritize putting their family’s boat in the water before Memorial Day weekend. Whitmer claims that her husband was simply making a joke when he told the company, “I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?” Whitmer had instructed her constituents not to vacation in the area where her family’s boat was docked.

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Michigan deputies rescue 4-month-old baby boy abandoned on creek bank, suffering from hypothermia

Sheriff’s deputies in Michigan’s Oakland County traced reports of a distraught woman to a 4-month-old baby boy abandoned on a wooded creek bank Wednesday, saving the infant they found facedown and suffering from hypothermia.

What are the details?

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a social media post that deputies responded to two 911 calls from neighbors in the area of Waldon and Joslyn roads “regarding a lone woman who was hiding in the bushing and ringing their doorbells.” They added that “the residents said the woman appeared distraught and said she believed someone was chasing her with guns.”

The woman was nowhere to be found by the time law enforcement arrived, but then another report came in that “a frantic woman was pounding on the locked doors” of a nearby middle school.

Authorities said they found the woman, 37, and spoke with her to try to calm her down. During the conversation, they found out she had an infant son. Noticing “burrs on her pants,” the deputies launched a search of the area.

“Thirty minutes after learning the infant was missing, deputies discovered him in the wooded area, cold and wet but breathing,” the news release stated, noting that the 4-month-old “was in a hypothermic state.”

The baby boy is now in good condition.

“Thankfully, deputies were able to determine a baby was missing, which triggered an immediate large response and search, and they were able locate the child,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement, according to Fox News. “Their quick work avoided what could have been an unspeakable tragedy.”

The sheriff’s office added that “deputies believe the case may involve prescription drug abuse” and “a warrant is being sought for the mother’s arrest on suspected child abuse.

Anything else?

MLive reported that officials don’t know how long the baby was exposed to the elements, and that he is being kept overnight for observation at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. The infant is now in the care of Child Protective Services.

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Now they are going to start flying migrants to red states “near the Canadian border”

The crisis on the border continues to get even worse, and our existing facilities on the southern border just aren’t equipped to handle the vast torrent of migrants that are flooding in.  So in an attempt to deal with overloaded conditions, the Biden administration plans to start flying migrants that have been detained to facilities “near the Canadian border” for processing.  Fox News is reporting that this is something that the Biden administration “is considering”, but their own report admits that CBP has already requested plane support from ICE

As crossings along the southern border surge to near-record levels, the Biden administration is considering flying migrants to states near the Canadian border, according to a report.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requested the plane support from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday after 1,000 migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas Friday morning, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told The Washington Post. Border agents still have another 1,000 migrants they were unable to process last night, according to communications reviewed by the Post.

Those crossing the southern border are unlikely to be carrying appropriate clothing for cold weather climates.

So will the U.S. government provide clothing for them?

According to the Fox News story that I quoted above, Montana, South Dakota and Michigan are some of the states where migrants could be relocated

That crisis was during the warmer months, and it’s not clear whether CBP will be able to provide warmer clothing for families sent to states like Michigan, South Dakota and Montana. These facilities also have far fewer resources to take in migrants. The email seen by The Post indicates CBP has not yet decided which facilities will take in the migrants.

If a steady stream of migrants is flown into these states from this point forward, there is a very important question that we need to ask.

Will the government fly them back once they are processed, or will they be released into the local communities of those northern states?

What we do know is that on the southern border CBP is starting to release migrants into the country after they have been processed without even giving them court dates

A senior-level law enforcement source with U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Rio Grande Valley revealed the implementation of a plan to release migrant families soon after apprehension. The plan radically changes how illegal migrants have been processed in the past and orders Border Patrol agents to quickly release migrant families without notifying the immigration courts or issuing a Notice to Appear.

“This is insane, it is another pull factor that will overwhelm us,” a CBP official with knowledge of the plan told Breitbart Texas anonymously because he is not authorized to speak publically on the matter. “We are creating another entirely different class of aliens we will have to deal with years from now. We will never find most of these aliens once they are released.”

Yikes!

Even if migrants are given court dates, most of them never come back anyway.

But now those that are not even being given any court dates at all will be free to travel the country at will

Without a Notice to Appear, the migrants are free to travel about the country and are not officially placed into the immigration court system. The court cannot order the removal of a migrant in absentia for failing to appear for a future court date, the source explained. the existence of a removal in absentia order from the court allows immigration officials to remove the alien without appeal if they are later encountered. Under this new process, the migrants will not have a removal in absentia order for failure to appear officials issued no order to appear under the unprecedented plan put in place by the Biden administration on Sunday morning.

Once news of this gets out, it will just encourage even more migrants to storm the border.

As it stands, our facilities are already beyond overloaded.  If you doubt this, just consider what Senator Chris Murphy just witnessed during his visit to a CBP facility…

Just left the border processing facility. 100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.

What a nightmare.

Biden insists that the “challenge” on the border is not his fault, but some migrants are openly telling reporters that they would not have come if Donald Trump was still president…

ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz recently spoke with a Brazilian man — just one of the tens of thousands of migrants who are traveling to the U.S. in search of asylum — who admitted that Biden’s presidency was a motivating factor for coming to America.

“Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?” Raddatz asked.

“Definitely not. Definitely. We have a chance, you know. The same environment that’s been going on today wasn’t there last year,” the man responded. “We used to watch the news and I definitely wouldn’t do this.”

But now Democrats are in control, and that will be the case for at least the next four years.

As a result, one migrant told Fox News that the flood of people coming over our southern border is “not going to stop, ever”

The migrant, who was not named, spoke to Fox News on Friday in El Paso after being apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Asked if he believes more migrants will come to the US under the Biden administration, he said with a shrug: ‘It’s not going to stop, ever. It’s not going to stop.’

Sadly, these migrants don’t understand that they are actually going from the frying pan to the fire.

Yes, things may have been really bad in the countries that they are coming from, but conditions in the United States will eventually be even worse.

Many migrants truly believe that life will be so much better if they can just get to America, but that dream is just a mirage.

But for now that dream remains a very powerful pull, and the crisis on the border is not going away any time soon.

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Domestic violence defendant busted during virtual hearing when it’s discovered he’s inside home of girlfriend who accused him of beating her

A Michigan domestic violence defendant found himself in potentially hotter water when it was discovered during a virtual hearing that he was inside the home of his girlfriend who accused him of beating her — a violation of a no-contact order, WOOD-TV reported.

What happened?

Coby Harris, 21, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in her Sturgis residence Feb. 9, Fox News reported. Harris was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder — a felony carrying as much as a 10-year prison term and $5,000 fine, WOOD said. But because he’s a habitual offender, the sentence could be 15 years, the station added.

A virtual hearing took place March 2, which can be viewed on Judge Jeffrey Middleton’s YouTube channel. WOOD said the hearing was to determine if Harris should stand trial.

Image source: WOOD-TV video screenshot

But before the hearing, Assistant St. Joseph County Prosecutor Deborah Davis was tipped off that Harris might have been at his accuser’s home in a different room during the virtual session, WOOD said.

Image source: WOOD-TV video screenshot

About seven minutes into the hearing, Harris disappeared from the Zoom call, and his girlfriend turned her head to her right — and apparently Davis grew suspicious.

“Your honor, I have reason to believe that the defendant is in the same apartment as the complaining witness right now, and I’m extremely scared for her safety,” Davis said. “The fact that she’s looking off to the side, and he’s moving around — I want some conformation that she is safe before we continue.”

With that, the judge asked Harris’ girlfriend for her location — to which she initially replied, “I’m at a house.” When the judge asked for the specific address, she said “it’s my house.” He again asked for the address, and she finally gave it.

The judge then asked Harris for his location, and he gave a different address.

Then the judge came up with a clever way of determining whether Harris was telling the truth: Ordering him to go outside with his phone to display the street number affixed to the dwelling so others on the Zoom call could see it.

Harris stuttered a tad before saying he didn’t think his phone had the charge for such a task, after which Davis shook her head from side to side in apparent disbelief.

The jig is up

At that point Davis told those on the Zoom call that police were at that moment outside the girlfriend’s apartment knocking at her door; the judge asked the girlfriend to answer the door, after which Davis requested the girlfriend take her phone with her so everyone could see that she was OK.

The girlfriend was seen walking to her front door and apparently speaking to police, and then her thumbnail disappeared from the Zoom screen. Harris soon began looking around the room he was in, and then he got up and began walking, when his image disappeared from the screen.

Davis suggested to the judge that the hearing be adjourned and that Harris’ bond be revoked, as it appeared he was at his girlfriend’s residence.

Several minutes later, Harris showed up on the call again — this time via his girlfriend’s phone. With a cigarette flapping between his lips while he was being handcuffed, Harris told the judge that he and his girlfriend “don’t want the no contact. I asked that that be dropped. I’m sorry I lied to you. I knew the cops were outside. I don’t know why I lied to you.”

Image source: WOOD-TV video screenshot

The judge replied, “Mr. Harris, my advice is don’t say anything else. Take the cigarette out of your mouth. The hearing is adjourned. Your bond is canceled.”

“We’re serious as a heart attack,” the judge added. “It’s the first time I ever had anybody sitting in the next room, potentially intimidating a witness of assault, great bodily harm.” When Harris protested, the judge cut him off and said, “You hit bottom, and you’re continuing to dig.”

WOOD said Harris faces additional charges and is being held in jail; his next court date is scheduled for March 16.

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Michigan prosecutor says Gov. Whitmer could face criminal prosecution over nursing home policies

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is facing increased scrutiny over a policy that may have contributed to increased nursing home deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, a Michigan prosecutor says that Whitmer could face criminal charges.

What is the background?

Whitmer issued an executive order last year that prohibited nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from turning away “residents who tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they were contagious,” WJRT-TV reported.

The problem, of course, is that such facilities typically house society’s most medically vulnerable people.

The exact number of long-term facility residents who died of COVID-19 in Michigan is not known, and state Republican lawmakers say Whitmer’s administration is not disclosing critical data. As of the end of February, state data indicated that more than 5,500 Michiganders had perished from COVID-19 in long-term facilities, WDIV-TV reported, or about one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in Michigan.

What are the details?

Macomb County prosecutor Peter Lucido (R), who was recently elected to the position, said Monday that he is open to prosecuting Whitmer if crimes regarding her pandemic response are uncovered.

“If we find there’s been willful neglect of office, if we find there’s been reckless endangerment of a person’s life by bringing them in, then we would move forward with charges against the Governor. Of course, we would. Nobody’s above the law in this state,” Lucido told WXYZ-TV.

In fact, Lucido is instructing Michigan residents “who lost loved ones to COVID as residents or staff inside nursing homes should go back to get the vital information about the circumstances of their death and take that to local police and make a complaint as a wrongful death,” WXYZ reported.

Are there investigations?

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) is reportedly looking into Whitmer’s COVID-related long-term facility policies, but suggested she believes an investigation into Whitmer is unnecessary.

“If you can give us some evidence that there’s been violations of the law, and you can give us some evidence that there was not just conduct that, again, is bad policy, but conduct that violates state or federal statutes, let us know about it for certain. But if not, I get weary of the constant calls for our department to investigate things that are not crimes,” Nessel said recently.

Meanwhile, state Republicans are urging the Department of Justice to investigate.

Eight Michigan Republicans wrote to the Justice Department last week asking federal authorities to determine whether Whitmer’s policies were congruent with federal law.

“The governor employed a misguided policy that placed positive patients in the same facility as healthy residents, increasing the spread of the virus and ultimately having fatal consequences,” state Rep. Phil Green (R) said. “The people deserve to know the reasoning behind the governor’s decisions that put Michigan seniors needlessly at risk.”

How did Whitmer react?

The Democratic governor called Lucido’s remarks “shameful political attacks based in neither fact nor reality” and defended her actions.

The full statement says, according to WXYZ:

Our top priority from the start has been protecting Michiganders, especially seniors and our most vulnerable. The administration’s policies carefully tracked CDC guidance on nursing homes, and we prioritized testing of nursing home residents and staff to save lives. Early in the pandemic, the state acted swiftly to create a network of regional hubs with isolation units and adequate PPE to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within a facility. In addition, we have offered 100 percent of nursing home resident priority access to the vaccine. Both the former head of AARP, as well as an independent U-M study, praised our work to save lives in nursing homes.

Mr. Lucido’s comments are shameful political attacks based in neither fact nor reality. Even his former colleague, Republican Sen. Ed McBroom, has said they “have not seen any evidence or testimony that says that a nursing home was forced to take someone against their will.” And there’s a reason why Mr. Lucido’s colleagues have publicly rebuked this politically-motivated waste of taxpayer dollars. Michiganders are tired of these petty partisan games, and we won’t be distracted by them either.

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White professor under fire after complaining about racism, discrimination against white males at his college

After a white professor demanded an apology from his college’s faculty senate for “racist sentiments” in its recent resolution that “contribute to a hostile work environment” — including discrimination against him — a former student launched a petition to fire the professor, the New York Post reported.

What are the details?

Jeffrey Burl used Michigan Technological University letterhead for his message to the school’s senate: “I find this resolution particularly offensive because I, as a white male, have been systematically discriminated against for 40 years,” the Post reported.

The senate’s resolution said it “explicitly and loudly denounces white supremacy, anti-blackness, systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, and other oppressive and intolerant behaviors, actions, and speech” — and that “no student should be able to earn an undergraduate degree … without having had a sound education concerning the historical and current manifestations and operations of anti-Blackness and systemic racism in American culture,” the paper said.

However, Burl — an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering — countered that during his 28 years at the university in Houghton he saw no “discrimination against women and people of color” while the college “actively discriminated against white males,” the paper added.

Burl noted that “simple statistical analysis will demonstrate that Michigan Tech’s hiring practices are biased against white males” and that he’d been “denied an opportunity to compete for my dream job because of gender discrimination,” the paper also said.

In addition, a second Michigan Tech professor, Jaroslaw Drelich, submitted a letter of complaint saying the faculty resolution pushes a leftist narrative, the paper said, citing MLive.

Backlash

The Post said Burl’s letter was widely circulated among students, and then former student student Timothy Ward launched a petition demanding Burl’s termination for his “ignorance and hate,” the paper said.

The petition said Burl’s “letter was full of racist views and ignorant statements that would make many if not most prospective students uncomfortable in his classroom. I felt gross just trying to read it. I can only imagine how his students will feel going forward having to sit in lectures for hours with him.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, the petition reached just over 1,550 signatures — about 1,000 shy of its 2,500-signature goal.

Anything else?

University President Richard Koubek told students in a statement that didn’t mention Burl by name that the college condemns racism, the paper said, citing MLive.

Burl said he’s no racist or white supremacist, the paper said, citing the outlet: “I would argue that I have a squeaky-clean reputation in that I don’t think that anybody who knows me will think that I’m a racist.”

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer paid top health official massive sum in secret deal after his abrupt resignation: report

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has found herself in hot water after her administration agreed to pay former state Health Department Director Robert Gordon more than $150,000 in taxpayer money after he abruptly resigned his position in January.

The deal, which was first reported by the Detroit News, was made with the requirement that it remain confidential.

What are the details?

According to the Detroit News, Gordon was paid $155,506, a total of nine months salary and health benefits, in agreement for releasing the state “from any potential legal claims.”

“The agreement is the clearest evidence yet that the split between Gordon … and Whitmer was not amicable, and it shows the Democratic administration used taxpayer funds to ease his departure,” the Detroit News reported.

The deal was inked on Feb. 22, one month after Gordon, who helped coordinate Michigan’s COVID-19 pandemic response, abruptly left his job.

The separation agreement stipulates that, out of the interest of confidentiality, the state would tell Gordon’s future employers that he voluntarily resigned.

Why did Gordon resign?

The actual reason remains unknown.

Interestingly, Gordon resigned just hours after signing a pandemic-related order allowing restaurants to begin offering indoor dining at reduced capacity. Gordon was not present at the press conference that announced the resumption of indoor dining.

Whitmer’s administration had been using Gordon to issue its pandemic-related emergency orders because the Michigan Supreme Court ruled last October that Whitmer had violated the Michigan state constitution by continuing to issue highly restrictive COVID orders without approval from state lawmakers.

What was the reaction to the deal?

Republicans are using news of the secret deal to draw more attention to Whitmer’s handling of the pandemic.

Rep. Steve Johnson (R), chairman of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, told Fox News:

We’re still investigating the things the Whitmer Administration has done during COVID in plain sight, when we find out about a secret payoff behind closed doors. While it doesn’t surprise me, the deception is shocking and shows how badly this Administration needs oversight so they can be held to account.

Meanwhile, the Michigan Republican Party wants to know what Whitmer is trying to hide by keeping the deal secret.

“Mr. Robert Gordon was the state’s health director and played an instrumental role in the state’s COVID-19 response. Michigan taxpayers deserve to know the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mr. Gordon in the middle of a public health crisis,” Ted Goodman, spokesman for the Michigan GOP, said.

“Why is Gov. Whitmer refusing to explain this secret deal?” Goodman added.

“What is @GovWhitmer trying to hide?” the Michigan GOP tweeted.

Anything else?

News of the deal comes as Republicans demand an investigation into Whitmer’s pandemic response, particularly as it relates to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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Gay RV park and campground — Camp Boomerang — blasted for banning transgender men

Get your popcorn ready.

With former President Donald Trump out of office, the angry left — denied its favorite target — has been increasingly turning on itself for various transgressions, and now it appears leftists are devouring themselves once again.

Now what?

It seems an RV park and campground for gay men — which dubs itself Camp Boomerang — is in some hot water for banning transgender males, Pink News reported.

Based in Orleans, Michigan, Camp Boomerang has yet to open, but it’s already starting controversy in the wake of co-owner Bryan Quinn’s announcement about the limited clientele.

“Camp Boomerang is a private, membership-only RV park/campground that allows only ‘guys,'” Quinn wrote on the Facebook, according to Pink News. “A ‘guy’, in terms of this discussion, is defined as a person with a penis, [who] presents himself as male and has a state-issued ID that says ‘male.'”

He added that “we understand this statement, unfortunately, may not make everyone happy, but feel it needs to be clarified,” the outlet said. Quinn also explained that the RV park’s “guys”-only rule “allows us the ability to build a like-minded atmosphere.”

“We don’t mean for this to come off as a ‘like it or leave it’ attitude, but we feel it’s necessary for everyone to know exactly what our vision is for Camp Boomerang,” he also noted, according to Pink News.

Backlash

According to Advocate, Camp Boomerang “reportedly lost several founding members” over its policy — and then the campground’s Facebook page was taken down amid backlash. Pink News said the RV park got a bunch of one-star reviews on Google.

Some of static was pretty loud, Advocate noted:

“They are blatantly uneducated and arrogant and assuming of what it means to be a trans person,” said Michael Champagne, who had previously put down a deposit for rental space at Camp Boomerang for his newly purchased RV, told Pride Source. “It is hate speech period. It is discrimination period. It’s all of those things that I don’t want to associate with.”

Santiago Moreno, a transgender Michigander and camper, also shared his thoughts with Pride Source on Camp Boomerang’s exclusionary policy.

“I think it’s garbage,” he said. “There’s a huge reason many trans individuals feel they don’t belong within the LGBTQ movement. It’s because sexuality and gender identity are completely different. And still, in 2021, many gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals are transphobic and would never fight for our rights like we have theirs. It’s insane to me to know that even within our own circles we are still ostracized.”

Another individual posted on Facebook that despite being a gay-owned business, Camp Boomerang is being “super transphobic” and that “trans men are men. Trans women are women. No debate. No discussion.”

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Judge dismisses charges against Michigan hair stylists who defied and protested Gov. Whitmer’s lockdown orders

Last spring, hair stylists gathered at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing for “Operation Haircut” to support 77-year-old barber Karl Manke, who faced charges after defying Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown orders by keeping his barbershop open.

During the May 20 protest, about 20 hair stylists gave haircuts on the Capitol lawn, and a number of them were cited by state police for their actions.

Though the charges against Manke were dropped in October shortly after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Whitmer’s executive orders were unconstitutional, the hair stylists who dared protest the governor were still facing charges of disorderly conduct for operating an illegal profession or business.

Attorney David Kallman, who represented six of the stylists, said the disorderly conduct misdemeanor is one usually filed against people connected to illegal gambling operations, prostitution rings, or bootlegging alcohol, the Detroit News reported.

The charge carried a punishment of a $500 fine or 90 days in jail.

On Monday, a Michigan district judge dismissed the charges against the stylists after the attorneys representing the attorney general’s office didn’t bother to show up, MLive reported.

When Monday’s hearing began, Lansing District Court Judge Kristen Simmons said, “No one from the Attorney General’s Office has appeared,” MLive said, which led Kallman to request that the charges be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning the charges cannot be filed again later.

Kallman said he had already filed a brief on the motion to dismiss with Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office that had gone unanswered, MLive reported.

“I guess I would take from that, that they don’t oppose our motion,” Kallman noted.

Judge Simmons agreed.

“They failed to appear so they failed to prosecute on this matter, so I will grant your motion to dismiss,” she said, according to MLive.

Afterward, Kallman offered a parting shot at Whitmer.

“If a person protests certain issues, the governor will ignore her own orders and walk with you,” he said, referring to Whitmer’s participation in at least one BLM protest. “But if a person protests the governor, she will prosecute you and attempt to destroy your business.”

MLive said the attorney general’s office did not respond to requests for comment.

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County official displays rifle during virtual public meeting after citizen complains about ‘gun culture,’ Proud Boys

A Michigan official is facing backlash for displaying a rifle during a virtual public meeting Wednesday after a citizen complained about “gun culture” in the area and what she saw as officials’ support for the Proud Boys.

What are the details?

During the livestreamed meeting, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous was in his home and said he was reacting to Keli MacIntosh’s public comment concerning a Second Amendment resolution the board passed in March, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

MacIntosh also questioned what she called the board’s support of the Proud Boys and asked commission Chairman Rob Hentschel to issue a statement denouncing the group, the paper said.

At that point, Clous was seen on video stepping away from his webcam:

aImage source: YouTube screenshot

A little over 10 seconds later he returned with a rifle and displayed it at angle across his chest before putting it down and out of camera view. Clous displayed the rifle for about five seconds:

Image source: YouTube screenshot

How did the citizen react?

MacIntosh told the Record-Eagle she felt threatened by Clous’ actions.

“This guy is in the middle of a government meeting brandishing a weapon. Why would I not think they were trying to harm me?” she asked.

What did Clous have to say?

Clous told the paper he grabbed his rifle and displayed in response to the board being asked to denounce the Proud Boys, adding that he won’t denounce any group, whether it’s Black Lives Matter, the NFL, or an LGBTQ outfit.

“The only thing I know about [Proud Boys] is when they came and spoke to us,” he added to the Record-Eagle, noting the group may have been the most respectful among the groups that spoke at the March meeting.

“They were decent guys, and they treated us with respect,” Clous added, according to the paper.

What did the board chairman have to say?

Hentschel — who can be seen laughing when Clous came back to the meeting with the rifle — told the Record-Eagle he had no problem with Clous’ actions.

“I saw it across his chest, and I thought it was ironic of him to do that,” Hentschel told the paper. “The person was talking about guns, and he had one across his chest. I didn’t see him do anything illegal or dangerous with it. He wasn’t threatening or brandishing. He was just holding it.”

More from the Record-Eagle:

Hentschel said there is no board policy against open carry or concealed carry of firearms at board meetings that take place at the Governmental Center.

He said he isn’t even sure it would be legal to have such a policy, though someone open-carrying at a public meeting might scare some people.

“It’s not a great idea,” Hentschel noted to the paper. “Personally, I would not feel unsafe.”

What did a local attorney and activist have to say?

Holly T. Bird, a local attorney and activist, told the Record-Eagle she was upset by Clous’ actions, saying that holding up the rifle could reflect support for the Proud Boys and the “insurrection” on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

But Bird also told the paper Clous’ actions constitute a “threat.”

“Everyone knows that if you’re walking down the street, and someone flashes a gun at you, it’s a threat,” Bird noted to the Record-Eagle. “To have a public official do that during a public meeting is horrendous.”

Bird also said it doesn’t matter that Clous displayed the rifle in his home, the paper reported.

“You don’t have to be next to someone to make a threat,” she added to the Record-Eagle. “You can communicate in other ways, including over the internet.”

What did the county administrator have to say?

County Administrator Nate Alger told the paper that while he didn’t see the rifle incident, he still “can’t think of any laws that were violated, and I don’t know of any policies that were violated. It got people’s attention. If we have to look further into it, we certainly will.”

Here’s video of Wednesday’s meeting. Just after the 1-hour-and-31-minute mark, Clous exits from his webcam frame and then returns with his rifle about 10 seconds later:


BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – JAN 20 2021

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City official posts image likening Thin Blue Line flag to Nazi flag on Facebook. But she says her intent wasn’t anti-cop.

A city official in central Michigan is under fire over her Facebook post containing an image depicting the pro-police Thin Blue Line flag peeled back to reveal a Nazi flag — along with text that reads, “Reading beneath the lines…”

What are the details?

Amy Perschbacher, vice mayor of Mount Pleasant, said she removed the post after an outcry over it, adding that her intent was misunderstood and that it was all a big mistake, the Morning Sun reported.

“I was at no time disrespecting law enforcement or military,” she told the paper by email. “I was referring to the attempt [sic] coup where individuals, carrying flags of blue line, confederate, and Nazi symbols, attacked our nation’s capital and law enforcement, killing one officer.”

Perschbacher told the Morning Sun that her actions were “careless.”

“I have removed this post from my Facebook, and I do hope that you can forgive my careless posting,” she noted, the paper said. “I allowed my emotions to get the better of me.”

Perschbacher, a mental health specialist, noted to the Detroit News that she “didn’t think this through very well. I should have put more context to what I was trying to say.”

Further explaining her experience watching the Capitol rioters, she told the News that “it struck me that they were wrapping themselves up in a flag which reflects respect for police while they were attacking, even killing police. To me, they were using the [Blue Lives Matter] flag to cover up their hatred.”

What was the reaction?

The Mount Pleasant City Commission on Monday said it doesn’t back Perschbacher’s post — yet seemed to defend her:

The City of Mt. Pleasant does not support the recent Facebook post from Amy Perschbacher, Vice Mayor, to her personal Facebook page. The post was an expression as a private citizen; not as a member of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission. Ms. Perschbacher believes the meaning of her post was interpreted differently than intended.

Others commenting on the image weren’t so understanding:

  • “I am a Democrat, but I am APPALLED at this posting,” one Facebook user said. “It is an insult to the police and the voting public for an elected official to spew this hate. REMOVE HER FROM OFFICE!!!”
  • “Remove this person from office! What an embarrassment!” another commenter declared.
  • “Report her page for hate speech,” another user demanded.
  • And this guy was anything but subtle: “I want her gone. She needs to be bounced… what a sleazy, anarchy, hate-filled, pro-antisocial behavior spreading attitude. 86 her.”

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Republican Chip Roy explains why he objected to seating House members from states Trump claims were tainted by election fraud

Republican Rep. Chip Roy (Texas) surprised his congressional colleagues on Sunday when he challenged the seating of representatives from six states.

Roy did not choose six states at random. He objected to the seating of representatives from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — six states that President Donald Trump and the president’s congressional supporters claim were tainted by election fraud.

What did Roy say?

Roy explained that if the legitimacy of the presidential results are questionable in those states, then so are those for down-ballot elections, including Congress.

“Such allegations [of election fraud] — if true — raise significant doubts about the elections of at least some of the members of the United States House of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, could cast a dark cloud of suspicion over the validity of this body for the duration of the 117th Congress,” Roy said in a statement.

“After all, those representatives were elected through the very same systems — with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials — as were the electors chosen for the President of the United States under the laws of those states,” the Texas Republican added.

In an effort to be “consistent,” Roy proposed that the House vote on the certification of members from the six states in question “to ensure the integrity of the House of Representatives is guarded from all suspicion of illegitimacy.”

“Anything less would strip the current efforts of their legitimacy and make it look like a political stunt, rather than a good-faith effort to restore confidence in our electoral process,” Roy explained.

What happened after the objection?

Roy’s objection, made just before the 117th Congress was sworn in, overwhelmingly failed; only Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Andy Harris (R-Md.) supported Roy.

What’s the background?

Roy’s objection came as a growing number of Republican lawmakers have said they will object to the certification of the Electoral College results when Congress meets during a joint session on Jan. 6.

Two House Republicans told CNN last Thursday that at least 140 House Republicans will object to certifying the Electoral College results.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leading a coalition of 11 Senate Republicans who will object to the certification unless Congress establishes a commission to conduct an “emergency audit” of the election results over allegations.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the Republicans said in a joint statement.

Their effort is separate from that being undertaken by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who announced last week that he would object to the Electoral College certification. Hawley, however, is objecting on grounds that Pennsylvania and other states did not follow their election laws in the 2020 election.

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Single mother of six was on welfare before building a successful business. Now Michigan’s lockdown could end her American dream

A Michigan coffee shop owner and single mom is fighting for her right to earn a living as the state government fines her $1,000 a day for keeping her business open in defiance of state coronavirus restrictions.

Amy Heikkinen, the owner of Café Rosetta in Calumet, is struggling to provide for herself and her 30 employees as she faces $40,000 in fines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for refusing to comply with lockdown orders banning indoor dining.

A divorced mother of six children, Heikkinen refuses to pay her fines. She told Fox News in an interview Sunday that she’s been forced to fight back against the state or risk losing her business forever.

“It’s about survival at this point,” Heikkinen explained.

She said she’s hired attorney David Kallman to represent her as she challenges the state’s fines in court. Kallman has represented other Michigan businesses fighting against the state lockdown policies, including barbershop owner Karl Manke, who became famous for refusing to comply with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to close hair salons.

For Heikkinen, this fight is about her rights under the Constitution.

“Does the Constitution exist any more? That’s the question. We need to survive, we need to pay our bills, we need to live. We have 30 employees who are more than willing to do that,” she said.

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Heikkinen’s story shows that the American dream is still achievable for anyone willing to work hard for it. In 2013, she was recently divorced and living on welfare, with six kids to care for. But opportunity came when she began baking for the café that she now co-owns with her brother, WLUC reports.

“We started pretty small, three employees. I’ve always loved baking and wanted to see if I could make my dream come true of owning a bakery someday,” she told Fox News. “You know, I had to walk to work sometimes, ride a bike. My kids helped out in the kitchen, and slowly, slowly we kept growing and expanded.”

Her beginning was small, but with hard work, her business was able to move a few doors down the street to a bigger venue and double the amount of seating it could provide to customers.

“We went from three to 30 employees, and it’s been wonderful,” Heikkinen said.

But for Heikkinen, like so many other American business owners, the government response to coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy everything she’s worked for.

After complying with Michigan’s first executive order closing indoor dining from March until the beginning of June, Heikkinen told WLUC she lost 30% of her sales revenue. When Gov. Whitmer announced the second ban on indoor dining on Nov. 18, she knew that compliance meant the end of her café and jobs lost for her 30 employees.

“There’s no pausing at this point ten months into it,” she said. “If we did close at that point, or only offer take-out, our business would be destroyed.”

Again, she’s not alone. A recent survey conducted by the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) found that 33% of Michigan restaurant operators say it is unlikely they will still be in business in six months. Additionally, 89% of Michigan restaurant operators expect to lose sales revenue over the next three months, and 63% believe they will be forced to lay off employees over that period.

“The data is settled,” said Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the MRLA. “It is fundamentally clear that the pandemic is decimating the hospitality industry in this state to a degree never seen or even imagined.”

Café Rosetta is located in Houghton County, Michigan, where 1,532 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 23 people have died from causes related to COVID since March.

Heikkinen said her business performs all of the “commonsense safety measures” like wearing gloves, cleaning in between serving customers, and enforcing social distancing measures. Because of health issues, she cannot wear a mask and she does not force her employees or her customers to do so.

“We live in a very small town, you’re talking about minimal risk, I believe, by serving the community,” she told Fox News.

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Smiling Democratic Gov. Whitmer appears with Santa in video, urges Michigan children not to visit grandparents for Christmas

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer posted a video on her Twitter page using Santa Claus to spread the message of mask-wearing and social distancing — and the Democrat had an extra-special holiday message for the children gathered on the video chat.

“And another way to stay safe during the holiday is to stay home but call your grandparents and your cousins and your family,” Whitmer told the tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, adding, “It’s the a safest way to tell the people you love how much you care about them. This year is it has to look a little bit different so we can stay safe.”


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @GovWhitmer

What else was said on the clip?

Whitmer started things off by referring to Santa, her “special guest” on the chat, as “someone who’s been really following the rules and making sure that he stays safe and the elves stay safe.”

Then in what appeared to be preselected questions, the children on the video chat took turns asking Santa questions, such as “Santa, do you have to wear a mask?” and “How can we keep people safe for Christmas?”

St. Nick answered the latter query: “What I would suggest to do is what the governor is telling all the people of the great state of Michigan to do: Social distance, wash your hands, and make sure you wear your mask when you’re outside your home.”

How did folks react?

Whitmer — who’s drawn national attention for her strict coronavirus lockdown efforts — certainly has her critics. But she has plenty of supporters as well, so reactions to her Twitter video were a mixed bag.

Some commenters gushed with admiration:

  • “Happy holidays, Governor,” one user said. “Helluva job this year under extraordinary circumstances. You are everything a public servant should be. A tower of power. A leader. Compassionate. Tough. Smart as hell.”
  • “I don’t even live in your state but you Rock,” another commenter said. “Wished you were our Governor.”
  • “Thanks for doing something sweet for the kids this Christmas Governor Whitmer! Merry Christmas!” another user wrote. “To the conservatives that said this was a hoax and now mad their family members are dying due to COVID-19 and stuck at home, you can get coal.”

But Whitmer’s detractors were just as passionate in response to her Santa video for kids:

  • “You doing this qualifies as child abuse,” one user said.
  • “That’s nice since a lot of kids won’t be having much of a Christmas due to your insane lockdowns,” another user noted.
  • “Nothing like seeing Santa on a screen while you sit home learning next to nothing with your abusive parents who’ve lost their jobs,” another commenter said.
  • “You exemplify the problem in politics/government today,” another user wrote. “You believe that you are a ‘class’ above, and the ‘regular people’ have no right to question you. You are an oath breaking/ignoring traitorous bilge rat that should be removed from office and society.”
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Court-Ordered Audit: Dominion Voting Machines Were DESIGNED For FRAUD

The American public has largely already lost all sense of the illusion of choice in the aftermath of this fraudulent and phony election. It is not getting any better either. A court-ordered audit of voting machines in Michigan has determined that the Dominion machines were specifically designed for fraud.

The court-ordered forensic audit, carried out by Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG), found that Dominion systems in Antrim County, Michigan recorded a shocking 68 percent error rate while tabulating votes. The report noted that the faulty software far exceeds the “allowable election error rate” of 0.0008 percent set by the Federal Election Commission, according to RT.

Shockingly, the auditors claimed that the widespread errors were a feature, not a bug, stating that the voting system “intentionally” generates a high number of ballot errors which can then be used to manipulate the vote tally.  “We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”

The preliminary report also found that there were attempts to tamper with evidence. The analysis revealed that on November 21, an “unauthorized user unsuccessfully attempted to zero out election results, the auditors said. The report also found that all security logs from Election Day, and the days prior to and after November 3, had mysteriously vanished.

State officials (the ruling class) viewed the audit differently. In a statement, Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson slammed the report as another in a long stream of misguided, vague and dubious assertions designed to erode public confidence in the November presidential election.” The officials also described ASOG, which has participated in other lawsuits challenging the election results, as partisan,” and said the group lacks the expertise to audit the voting software, reported RT. 

The mainstream media and social media giants are still trying to use censorship and “fact-checkers” to propagate the public into somehow believing that Joe Biden won this election fairly.

The Electoral College formally designated Biden the winner of the 2020 selection race on Monday, but Trump has not yet conceded and continues to make the case that the election was rife with fraud.  There are still ongoing investigations as well.

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