☕️ SETTLED SCIENCE ☙ Tuesday, December 12, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Seattle School District follows The Science™; Missouri jumps on Media Matters; SADS news anchor; SADS singer/songwriter; SADS reality star; mini-roundup of hilarious headlines; and more.
Good morning, C&C, and Happy Tuesday! I have a quick roundup for you today, since I’m attending an early mediation in one of my cases. Today’s news includes: Seattle school district doubles down on anti-science; Missouri lands on Media Matters; SADS young news anchor mystery death; SADS young reality TV star turbo cancer; SADS young singer / songwriter; and a mini-roundup of headlines that tickled me, including a lost-in-space tomato.
🗞💬 WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY 💬🗞
🔥 KTTH-770 ran a story yesterday headlined, “Rantz: Seattle student failed quiz for saying men can't get pregnant.” You probably won’t believe this, but I did not make up or exaggerate any of the facts of this story. Get ready for more Science™!
It all started after a diverse 10th grade Ethnic Studies / World History teacher at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle gave students a quiz titled, “Understanding Gender vs. Sex.” The quiz had a series of ‘true or false’ and multiple choice questions. As you can easily imagine, the quiz was just a lot of woke gobbledygook, like testing for proper pronoun usage in various bizarre scenarios, and confirming students’ ability to identify people’s private sexual perversions, such as whether trans people are “always gay.”
I am running out of ways to adequately describe the intensity of my eye-rolling when I research these stories, but I saw the back of my skull this time. From the inside.
Anyway, the pronoun questions were one thing, but it really went off the rails when it got to Science. Especially questions 4 and 7. Question 4 was a true or false biology question with the statement, “All men have penises.” Question 7 was also about biology, posing the true or false statement: “Only women can get pregnant.”
You can probably see where this is going. The quiz had no essay question asking, “what is a woman?”, although there should have been.
Anyway, one Chief Sealth student correctly answered “true” to both biology questions — and thus failed the test. The teacher who failed him was frustrated with his answers to the simple biology questions. After all, she has been trying as hard as she can to get these kids to understand that women have penises and men can get pregnant.
The student’s mother, not happy about the F, wrote to the Jason Rantz Radio Show on KTTH expressing her “frustration and anger.” She said she reported the events to the school district but was “met with silence.” So KTTH called Seattle Public Schools, which bizarrely defended the quiz. It might not be scientifically accurate, but according to a SPS spoke lady, was “inclusive.” SPS stated the questions and answers were appropriate for Ethnic Studies, if not in human biology class. The district added that the student’s failing quiz score would not be included in his overall course grade.
But the student’s mom, who described herself as a moderate Seattle liberal, isn’t worried about the quiz grade. She’s worried about what kind of “science” they are teaching down there, and she is fretting about how the teacher will treat her son now, knowing that he is thinking for himself and not toeing the gender-bender line. The mom told KTTH that various SPS teachers have already called her son, “f****d and racist,” a “product of the patriarchy that teaches young boys not to care about anything,” and advised him that “he shouldn’t use the term straight to identify as because its offensive.”
I mean, seriously. What is the actual point of public school if it teaches kids women have penises and men get pregnant? That will just hopelessly confuse an already-difficult sex-ed situation. How did the teacher pass her own science classes? Where does she think kids come from? How confused are the Seattle Public School administrators? Do they think bees make nests and birds make honey?
So many questions.
🔥 Yesterday, Missouri’s standout Attorney General — lead plaintiff in the seminal Missouri v. Biden First Amendment lawsuit — waded into the Media Matters pool, (ironically) with a snappy tweet crisply announcing a brand new investigation of the deplorable activist group, drafting right behind Elon Musk’s federal lawsuit against what he calls an “evil” activist group (he’s not wrong). The Missouri AG alleged fraud:
Even more curious than calling X (Twitter) “the last platform dedicated to free speech in America” was the absolute absence of any protest over that label from the other large platforms. I guess Facebook is shamefacedly acquiescing into being a captive, non-free-speech platform, and Missouri’s AG handily smeared the other big platforms while complimenting Twitter.
Yesterday’s announcement attached a no-nonsense letter sent to Media Matters by the Show Me state’s AG, which suggested the Neo-marxist front-group may have committed crimes, specifically fraud, or maybe broke consumer protection laws:
You appear to have used this coordinated, inauthentic activity to solicit charitable donations from consumers across the country. I have reason to believe that your firm's alleged actions may have violated Missouri consumer protection laws, including laws that prohibit nonprofit entities from soliciting funds under false pretenses. E.g., Mo. Rev. Stat. § 407.020.1.
The AG’s letter then demanded Media Matters preserve all the evidence, including all internal communications related to its project of persuading big advertisers to purge Twitter, by generating false impressions that Twitter routinely promotes antisemitic content. Among other categories of evidence, Missouri would also like to see everything Media Matters ever said to anybody about “Project X”:
Communications with third parties regarding your strategy to target advertisers on X, formerly known as Twitter, and your efforts to manipulate those advertisers into pulling their ads from the platform… Be advised that any failure to preserve documents of probative value to this case, even if inadvertent, will constitute spoliation of evidence and may result in a finding of contempt from the court or in sanctions.
After the announcement, Elon Musk immediately chimed in, apparently pleased, and clearly suggesting he had no idea whatsoever this terrific new investigation was coming. His hands are clean:
While the Missouri AG’s letter understandably alleges fraud (against donors) and consumer protection violations, it oddly also repeatedly references free speech offenses. But free speech laws restrict government, not private 501(c)(3)’s, so why would the AG be complaining to Media Matter about conspiring against free speech? It seems like a first-year-law-student-type error.
But the Missouri AG is not a first year. I have a theory. Well, a partial theory. Or at least, 12% of a theory. I think the reference to the First Amendment may have been meant as a warning to someone.
One is tempted to see a grander battle playing out behind the scenes. It would go something like this: Musk hits the federal government by buying Twitter and releasing evidence of government censorship. The feds hit Musk back, by investigating his companies and filing lawsuits. Musk retaliates by un-banning President Trump’s Twitter account. Media Matters, obviously a security state tool, torpedoes Twitter’s revenues with its fake “Project X.” Musk strikes back by returning Alex Jones to Twitter and recruiting the Missouri AG — with whom Twitter worked closely during the Twitter files episode earlier this year — for Missouri to open an official investigation of the odious deepstate activist group, threatening to expose its government connections.
So the Missouri AG’s curious reference to free speech — out of place in a letter to a private ‘charity’ — is perhaps actually a thinly-veiled threat to expose the deep state cockroaches infesting Media Matters. Missouri just finished exposing the security state’s penetration of all the big social media companies in Missouri v. Biden. Similarly, the Media Matters communications might reveal, just as they did for Twitter and Facebook, that the FBI and the CIA have been getting up to more of their awful, anti-Constitutional hi-jinx inside fake (but very well funded) media charities like ‘Media Matters.’
I’m only guessing about all that. It’s 90% speculation. I have no direct evidence. And the timeline could be completely true, but at the same time could also be completely accidental and un-coordinated.
But before running this theory, I tested the hypothesis a little. Specifically, I asked Google’s Bard A.I. about Media Matter’s president Angelo Carusone’s connections to the U.S. security state. And guess what Bard thinks? After a very long answer citing lots of interesting facts, Bard concluded:
As a final note, while I am greatly encouraged and deliciously delighted by the Missouri Attorney General’s efforts and diligence, and definitely want them to press on, I also reluctantly admit this is yet another example of the regrettable trend of weaponizing government against private citizens and companies. Don’t get me wrong, Media Matters deserves it more than anyone, and if the security state is involved then it’s not really a private charity at all, but … the way things are going, we’ll all hang eventually.
It’s just that it’s so much fun watching the bad guys hang in the meantime.
💉 The New York Post ran a SADS story yesterday headlined, “Beloved Pennsylvania news anchor Emily Matson dead at 42: ‘Utterly devastating’.” Another one.
Described as a “beloved Pennsylvania news anchor,” “side-splittingly funny,” “fun-loving,” “positive,” and a “shining light” in the newsroom, Emily Matson, 42, died mysteriously, suddenly, and unexpectedly this week. Another reporter at her station called Emily’s death “utterly devastating.”
Her cause of death remains undisclosed. Classified. Top secret.
Completely unrelated, back in December, 2020, Emily penned a positive and fun-loving, pro-jab article that ran on Erie News Now’s website. Here’s the headline:
Emily’s story super-optimistically cheered for the vaccines. Here’s one example paragraph:
Safe and effective, and gone too soon.
💉 The Huffington Post ran a story yesterday headlined, “Anna Cardwell, Honey Boo Boo's Sister, Dies At 29.” The sub-headline added, “Cardwell, who appeared on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras with her family, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January.”
Reality TV star Anna Cardwell, twenty nine, died this week after a short, difficult, 11-month battle with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma. Adrenal cancer is very rare, and at stage 4, like Anna’s, has already spread beyond the two small adrenal glands at the tops of the kidneys.
When she was diagnosed in January with stage 4 adrenal cancer at 28 years old, Anna got a death sentence. The 5-year survival rate is under 10%. Treatment for stage 4 adrenal carcinoma is typically palliative, meaning it focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life rather than curing the cancer. In better cases, treatment shoots for slowing the progression.
Vaccine advocates argue that “turbo cancer” doesn’t exist. Here’s my definition of the admittedly brand-new term: “turbo cancer” is an atypical cancer presentation at an advanced stage with an atypically rapid progression, and is usually resistant to normal cancer treatment.
Anna died from turbo cancer.
💉 South African Broadcasting Company ran a story yesterday headlined, “Minister Kodwa confirms, extends condolences following music sensation Zahara's death.”
Award-winning singer and songwriter Bulelwa Mkutukana, 35, better known by her artist name Zahara, died last night in a Johannesburg hospital after a short illness. Zahara was admitted about two weeks ago with “liver complications.” Apparently her liver was very complicated, because the doctors could not save the young lady’s life.
Nobody saw it coming. She was fine before she wasn’t.
There’s nothing complicated about the fact that healthy, 35-year-old women should not be dying rapidly from sudden-onset “liver complications.” They shouldn’t be dying from any health problems, only accidents. If they die, it should be in a car accident or from a drug overdoes.
When they die from disease, it should be a public health issue and we should not be fretting about ‘privacy’ considerations.
🚀 During my research for today’s post, I ran across a few headlines that tickled me but weren’t worth a full-sized report:
— The Daily Beast ran an entertaining piece yesterday about an official, pro-Ukraine Paris conference where international delegates mused about ‘creative’ ideas for helping Ukraine, like recruiting Taylor Swift, or shuttling Ukrainian Baptists over to America so they can convince their protestant brothers, probably Republicans, to be more generous with the war funding. The article’s headline was the funniest part:
— The New York Times ran an all too telling headline yesterday confirming what we have long known: the government has no idea what it’s doing in Ukraine. It still wants another $100 billion dollars to do it, whatever it is, of course. Just pour money on the problem and and hope for the best:
The Times said it, not me. So.
The New York Times’ diligent reporters covered another baffling story, except this time they solved a long-standing mystery and I bet you’ve been fretting about it. Now you can rest. They found the tomato:
It wasn’t like Apollo Eleven or anything, but hey, the New York Times covered the enthralling story. Astronaut Frank Rubio was last seen with the tomato, so widespread rumors suggested he greedily gobbled up the missing vegetable, or fruit, or whatever it is.
It’s nice the truth could finally ketchup and clear Rubio’s stained reputation. Tomato stains are hard to get out.
(Apologies to our C&C readers who believe NASA is Not A Space Agency, and this tomato mystery is just the latest fake space drama.)
— Finally, local news provided us with some timely medical advice you might need to see before you go for your next chiropractic adjustment.. The WINK News article cited a May, 2001 study, and came up with this alarming headline:
So now they’re trying to throw the chiropractors under the vaccine bus. Honk honk!
Have a terrific Tuesday! We’ll regroup tomorrow morning for a nice hot refill of Coffee & Covid.
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