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DeSantis signs heartbeat bill; Fla school defends trans teacher threats; SADS rocker, news anchor, and basketball coach deaths; UF Health ends blood discrimination; Biden losing more allies; and more.
Good morning C&C, and welcome to the Weekend Edition! Your Saturday roundup includes: DeSantis signs “heartbeat bill” in Florida; Fort Lauderdale floods and guess whose fault it is; Hillsborough, Florida school district defends trans teacher who threatened to shoot students; SADS rocker death; SADS newscaster death; SADS basketball coach death; UF Health decides there’s no medical reason to discriminate against people in their blood work; Biden keeps losing Europe; Biden losing South Korea; more notes on the leaker; and an uplifting video to set a good tone for your weekend.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 Public comment is now open on Biden’s proposal to modify Title IX to require colleges to allow men dressed as women to play in women’s sports. You know what to do:
🗞💬 *WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 💬🗞
🔥 Yesterday, between speaking engagements in other states, Governor DeSantis briefly returned to Florida to sign a bill terminating the Sunshine State’s current 15-week abortion cutoff, by splitting the baby, halving the existing cap to six weeks. The new restriction exempts cases of rape, incest, medical emergencies and “fatal fetal abnormalities.”
The new law was a response to the fact abortions ballooned in Florida in 2022 following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. States nearby Florida either outlawed abortion altogether or lowered their own cutoff limits, breathing life into a brand new travel industry dubbed “abortion tourism”, which is not at all the kind of tourism that Florida wants to be known for.
Leftists were outraged, or at least pretended to be outraged, perhaps more secretly delighted at having a new political club to batter the Governor with, even though DeSantis only signs the bills — the Legislature drafts and passes them.
Looney leftwing author Stephen King rushed to weigh in, accidentally exposing his ugly transphobia:
Men CAN get pregnant, you racist! Poor Steve, he’s having trouble keeping up with all the chimeric virtue-signaling rules.
More thoughtful critics focused on the requirement that, in order to use the exception for rape, the victims have to report the rapist to police. For a reason that I cannot understand, and which critics did not explain, that requirement seems totally unfair or unreasonable or something.
I get the argument that victimized women fear retaliation, but can’t you say that about ANY crime? And what good does it do to create free-range rapists who can victimize others?
🔥 Fort Lauderdale’s streets are finally draining today, after a mid-week storm dumped two feet of water on the South Florida city in one day, creating virtually Noahic conditions.
The City’s mayor Dean Trantalis blamed Governor DeSantis for the flood, even though the mayor has steadfastly refused to upgrade the City’s antiquated stormwater drain system for years.
But of course, one hard rain and it’s the Governor’s fault somehow. Nevertheless, Florida emergency services are already all over South Florida helping with the clean up.
🔥 On Wednesday, the Post Millennial ran a story with this pronoun-mangling headline: “Trans Florida Teacher ‘Ashlee’ Who Allegedly Said They Were ‘Going to Shoot the Kids’ Then Themselves Remains in Classroom Despite Parents’ Complaints.”
The subheadline encouragingly added, “During a home visit, a deputy removed the three firearms and ammunition that Renczkowski possessed.”
Here’s how it started. On March 24th, the Fox Chapel Middle School’s resource officer wrote up a report about his investigation of the unattractive cross-dressing teacher’s recent disturbing comments:
Ashlee walked to Kimberly's office and started to explain that she learned about a social media post where people were talking negatively about Ashlee's sexual orientation, it should be noted that Ashlee was born as a male but is currently in the transformation stage of becoming a woman.
Ashlee is taking hormone medications and is planning on having surgery over the summer. Ashlee also expressed that she sometimes has suicidal thoughts. Kimberly asked if Ashlee had any access to firearms. Ashlee replied that she had three handguns at home. Kimberly continued speaking with Ashlee about other topics that were triggers for her. Ashlee explained that some students in her fourth period class were not performing to their abilities and how Ashlee seems to care more about their success than the students do. Kimberly advised that Ashlee made a comment that she wanted to shoot some students due to them not performing to their ability. Kimberly advised that Ashlee immediately stated that she would never harm a student. Kimberly advised me that Ashlee shared short term and long term plans with Kimberly and Ashlee did not seem to be in a crisis at this time.
Kimberly immediately notified Kerry and the two then came to notify the SRO of the situation. It should be noted that Kimberly began to reiterate that she has short term memory issues and she is starting to second guess the conversation she had with Ashlee so far as the details and the order of events with the conversation.
Parents were outraged that the school didn’t notify anyone about the incident. Mr. Renczkowski (“Ashlee”) is a married man, wedded to Fawn Renczkowski, another teacher at the same district, who herself is a mermaid.
On Wednesday, Hernando County School District released a statement supporting the transitioning teacher. But on Thursday, pressured by parents and the Florida Department of Education, Hernando County school district removed “Ashlee.”
However, as of this morning, Mr. Renczkowski is still employed at Fox Chapel.
There’s probably a long union-driven process required to terminate Renczkowski’s employment. But given the rash of trans-fueled violence, it’s probably a good idea for Mr. Renczkowski to pursue other, more rewarding employment opportunities.
💉 In yet more Florida news, the New York Post ran a details-light story yesterday headlined, “NBC Anchor Lesley Swick Van Ness, 42, Dies While Vacationing With Family: ‘She Was a Celebrity’.”
They forgot to add the words, “suddenly and unexpectedly.” Obviously you don’t go on vacation if you are mortally ill. According to details, Lesley Swick Van Ness, 42, left her vacation and went to the hospital in Naples, Florida on April 4th.
The popular NBC-affiliate anchoress was pronounced dead on Monday. No cause of death has been released.
Coincidentally, one of Lesley’s co-anchors, Don Dwyer, was fired from Lesley’s affiliate WGEM in 2021 for refusing to take the jab:
So it’s a pretty good bet Lesley was jabbed. Not that they’ll ever tell us or anything. And not that it means anything! I’m just saying.
💉 The BBC ran a story yesterday headlined, “The Script guitarist Mark Sheehan Dies Aged 46.”
Co-founder and guitarist of Irish rock band The Script, Mark Sheehan, died in the hospital on Friday following a “brief illness.” His band, The Script, has been called “one of the most iconic Irish groups of our generation.”
There’s no word on his cause of death or whether the musician played “Stairway to Heaven” before expiring.
💉 Last week, Canada’s Edmonton Sun ran a story headlined, “Former Golden Bears basketball coach Greg Francis dead at age 48.”
Without exactly saying so, the article explained Greg’s death was sudden and unexpected: “The news has taken many of his former players, teammates and friends by surprise this week.” So they didn’t even know he was sick.
No cause of death has been released, of course. Why would anyone care about that? Without citing any source, the Sun suggested that Greg was “struggling with some debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.”
Multiple sclerosis, you say? Hmm, sounds familiar.
Coincidentally, from the February edition of the journal Neuroimmunology:
And another from January 2022:
And another from February 2022:
Doctors are perfectly baffled about what could have killed Greg. There’s no evidence it was the jabs, depending of course on how you define “evidence.”
🔥 And in more Florida news, The Florida Standard ran a story featuring my home town, headlined “UF Health Erasing Differences Between Male and Female in Lab Test Results for ‘Inclusivity’.” The sub-headline added, “‘Patients will die as a result,’ a UF Health whistleblower told The Florida Standard.”
Don’t be silly. It’s not important whether patients die. What’s most important is that a tiny number of people feel affirmed.
An anonymous source told the Standard that UF Health’s lab plans to stop discriminating against trans people by using male and female ranges on diagnostic tests, for “inclusivity.” Anyone who’s ever gotten a blood test knows that the results are plotted against a range of health markers. For example, my blood test might show my testosterone levels are below, within, or above the “normal” range for males, which tells doctors whether I need or don’t need treatment. As a man, I don’t particularly care about the normal range of testosterone for women, at least not for MY health.
Blood tests show normal ranges by sex because men and women have physiological differences that affect the levels of various substances in the blood. These differences are often related to hormones, body composition, and the overall functioning of various organs and systems.
For example, men typically have higher levels of red blood cells, hemoglobin, and hematocrit due to testosterone’s influence. On the other hand, women have monthly hormonal fluctuations due to their menstrual cycles, which affect other blood parameters’ levels.
Common blood tests having different reference ranges for men and women include things like:
Hemoglobin: A protein in red blood cells that carryies oxygen.
Hematocrit: The ratio of red blood cells to total blood volume.
Ferritin: A protein that stores iron in the body; levels are affected by menstruation and pregnancy in women.
Creatinine: A muscular waste product filtered by the kidneys; men usually have higher levels due to greater muscle mass.
Using sex-specific reference ranges gives doctors a more accurate interpretation of blood test results, since it accounts for the physiological differences between men and women.
But the science is always evolving down at UF Health. According to the whistleblower, laboratory staff were recently told by the chemistry supervisor that must work with one single range instead of two ranges – a combined score that supposedly applies to both male and female patients.
According to the UF insider, patients’ sex has been a changing data point at UF Health during recent years. The employee explained, “In the electronic medical records, it used to say ‘sex’ to identify if the patient was male or female. Then this changed to ‘birth sex’ and the latest change is to ‘legal sex’ – and it is still under review for further changes.”
Well, we can’t offend trans people by keeping accurate medical records. That would be insane.
The anonymous report was apparently confirmed when The Standard asked UF Health for a comment. Gary Mans, Assistant Vice President for External Communications at UF Health, replied “In our current test menu, some tests have associated established male and female reference intervals. We have a process of regular review and evaluation of testing platforms and applicable reference intervals to ensure they continue to serve our patient and provider needs.”
When asked to clarify his non-response, Mans replied bluntly: “You have our response.”
Ground-breaking work by UF Health’s woke administrators.
🔥 The White House Resident lost even more of Europe this week. Following German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to China this week, Reuters ran a story this morning headlined, “China Says It Hopes Germany Supports Peaceful Taiwan ‘Reunification.’”
On Wednesday before leaving Germany to head to China, Baerbock said, “For our country, a lot depends on whether we succeed in properly balancing our future relationship with China.”
Um, how about properly balancing Germany’s future relationship with America? She didn’t say too much about that one.
Although some of Baerbock’s public comments have strongly condemned any military effort by China to capture Taiwan, the German leader also reportedly seemed to endorse French President Macron’s comments earlier this week supporting China. Speaking for the entire European Union, Baerbock opined that Macron had “once again emphasized that France’s China policies reflected EU China policies one-to-one.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week that he’d like to see the EU move away from the USA, deepen ties with China and eventually become “an autonomous world power.” So.
Earlier this week, global commenters opined that Spain also seems to be leaning away from the US alliance and toward China. Spain’s Minister of the Economy, Nadio Calvino, said on Tuesday that Europe cannot ignore China’s role as a key trading partner and important geopolitical player, adding that Europe’s relationship with China was important to help end the war in Ukraine, provide debt relief for low-income countries, and avoid global market fragmentation. Calvino, who chairs the influential IMF Committee, also said Europe has a shared interest with China, and that Europe turning its back on China would be a lose-lose proposition for everyone.
France, Germany, and Spain are the heart of the European Union. Lose them, lose the whole thing.
🔥 Asian ally South Korea wasn’t too happy to find out from the Minecraft Papers that the U.S. has been spying on them. The New York Times ran a story earlier this week headlined, “Leaked Documents and Accusations of U.S. Spying Spark Outrage in Seoul.”
“If it is true that they have spied on us, it is a very disappointing act that undermines the South Korea-U.S. alliance, which is based on mutual trust,” Lee Jae-myung, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, told foreign media reporters on Tuesday. If true, he added, Washington should apologize to the South Korean people.
Don’t hold your breath.
South Korean president Yoon, who admittedly is in a very tough political spot, insisted that the scandal will not damage his country’s alliance with the United States. On Tuesday, Yoon’s administration minimized the leak’s significance, explaining that Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and and American Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had agreed during a Tuesday morning phone call that “quite a few of the documents in question were fabricated.”
When asked, South Korean officials would not discuss the information contained in the leaked documents, or say exactly what they considered to be fabricated.
The controversy involves leaked documents disclosing internal, presumed confidential conversations between South Korean officials over the U.S.’s request to purchase artillery shells, and whether they would be used in Ukraine, which would be illegal under South Korean law. Some South Korean lawmakers — especially in the opposition party — seem to think that Uncle Sam should be minding its own business and not spying on its allies.
We know just how they feel.
🔥 Responding to some of the comments yesterday that speculated the alleged 21-year-old leaker might have plausibly have accessed the top-secret documents as part of his job, I would just point out that the docs included top-secret, high-level CIA briefings as well as clandestine domestic intelligence arising from FISA surveillance, neither of which should be accessible by ANYONE in the US Military, least of all a low-ranking soldier without any kind of ultra-classified status. So.
🔥 Finally, to set a nice tone for your weekend, this short video will give you a boost and maybe a chill or two — the good kind of chill:
Have superb Saturday! Let’s meet up back here on Monday morning to kick off another week of exciting roundups.
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