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Virginia | May 14, 2021

Parents fed up with SJW politics campaign to oust Loudoun County school board members

Virginia | May 14, 2021

Parents of children who attend Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia have launched a new ad campaign to fight the teaching of critical race theory in their schools and oust the school board. Elicia Brandy and Cheryl Onderchain, two mothers of children in the school district, were interviewed on “Fox & Friends” Friday about their efforts to recall six members of the school board. Loudoun County schools are embroiled in controversy as fed-up parents have objected to pornographic material being read in the 9th grade curriculum and tenets of critical race theory being prioritized while the district has been slow to reopen for in-person learning…

(Excerpt from the Blaze)

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Virginia | May 14, 2021

Angry Virginia moms line up to read ‘pornographic’ excerpts from books assigned to 9th graders

Virginia | May 14, 2021

The parents want Loudoun County School Board members recalled

A group of furious parents lined up before Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board this week to read several “pornographic” passages from books assigned to ninth graders in the district, amid a recall effort against several of the board’s members.

What are the details?

In a clip from Tuesday night’s meeting provided by Media Research Center, the first mom reads from a book describing a domestic violence scenario where the narrator talks about a female “coming out of some car in these tight-a** little shorts…telling me she’s going to leave me.”

“I grab her by the neck and start punching her,” the mother continues to read. Later, the narrator describes keeping the female “in a closet for a couple of days” where “she kept on screaming, begging to be let out. Begging for water.”..

(Excerpts from the Blaze)

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Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia | May 14, 2021

Running on Fumes: Gas Station Outages Soar as Crisis Spreads

Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia | May 14, 2021

Gas stations across the South Eastern U.S. are have run out of gasoline, according to data from GasBuddy.com.

Sixty-five percent of gas stations in North Carolina are out of gasoline, the data show, making it the hardest-hit state.

Here are the current outages reported by GasBuddy, as of 12:37 Eastern time.

  • Georgia – 42%
  • Alabama – 6%
  • Tennessee – 14%
  • South Carolina – 42%
  • North Carolina – 65%
  • Florida – 10%
  • Virginia – 42%
  • Maryland – 9%
  • Mississippi – 5%
  • West Virginia – 4%
  • Kentucky – 2%
  • Washington, D.C. – 8%

(Excerpts from BreitBart)

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Virginia | May 14, 2021

Conservative Colleges Are Flourishing

Virginia | May 14, 2021

Many liberal schools are seeing declines in enrollment and could be forced to close their doors in the coming years due to lack of revenue.

Conservative and Christian universities across the country are dramatically increasing their enrollment numbers. Critical thinking, math, and science may once again become the pinnacle of higher learning. Meanwhile, liberal schools are seeing declines in enrollment. Many of these traditionally secular and liberal schools will be forced to close their doors in the coming years due to lack of revenue. While it is true that Covid will accelerate the demise of status quo higher education, it is the epidemic of wokeness that is ultimately responsible for their fall.

Dr. Steve Turley, an influential conservative scholar, speaker, and author elaborates. “For example, in radical contrast to the enrollment deficits that so many of these leftwing secular colleges experienced prior to the Covid outbreak, enrollment has actually been rising at conservative and Christian colleges! In fact, four of the five conservative Christian colleges and universities with the highest freshman enrollment have actually tripled the size of their incoming class since the fall of 2001. Liberty University quadrupled their student enrollment in the last few years prior to the pandemic. According to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the 150 colleges that they represent have grown on average by an astonishing 20 percent in their enrollment since 2003, all the while the absolute enrollment among universities nationwide went down 10 percent.”…

(Excerpts from Daily Touch)

 

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District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Virginia | May 14, 2021

States and Companies Won’t Commit to CDC Guidelines Granting More Freedom

District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Virginia | May 14, 2021

While it’s encouraging that the CDC caught up with the science enough to acknowledge that “if you are fully vaccinated, you are protected,” and thus has relaxed mask mandates.

That being said, Reagan acknowledged in her reporting that “Fully vaccinated individuals are still required to abide by local, state, and federal mask-wearing mandates.”

Of course, but if you still wear a mask after you’ve been fully vaccinated, that really should be your only reason for doing so.

It’s frustrating, then, that Thursday night’s most recent live update from the New York Times’ reporting on the CDC’s announcement would be that “C.D.C. Guidance Prompts Caution in Some States.” From the NYT reporting, with added emphasis:

On Thursday, the governors of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina,  and Virginia, and the mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C., all Democrats, said they were taking the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under advisement before adopting it. In deference to local authorities, the C.D.C. said vaccinated people must continue to abide by existing state, local, or tribal laws and regulations, and follow local rules for businesses and workplaces…

(Excerpts from Townhall)

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Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide

Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Gas shortages eased slightly overnight in some states but worsened in others as Colonial Pipeline works to bring one of the nation’s major fuel conduits back online.

More stations were out of gas in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi early Thursday compared to Wednesday night, according to GasBuddy.

In Florida, 30 percent of 7,564 stations were out of fuel as of 6 a.m. Central Time. In Maryland, 34 percent of the state’s 1,869 stations could no longer serve customers. Over half of South Carolina’s 3,084 stations ran out of gas, along with 34 percent of Tennessee’s stations. Seven percent of Mississippi’s stations are out of gas, compared to six percent the night prior.

At the same time, shortages eased in several of the states most impacted by the current situations, including by 3 percent in North Carolina. About seven in 10 stations in the worst-hit state, which has 5,373 stations, remain out of gas, according to GasBuddy, an app that tracks prices and availability.

Shortages also eased in Virginia, where 55 percent of stations are out of fuel, and Georgia, where approximately 50 percent were, and remained the same in a number of states, including West Virginia, Alabama, and Delaware…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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