Sarah Taylor


An irate parent has gone viral overnight after confronting Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board for keeping its students out of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aliscia Andrews, former Republican nominee for Virginia’s 10th District, shared the video on Twitter, where it exploded.

What are the details?
Andrews — also a Marine veteran — shared the video late Tuesday night and captioned it, “As a parent, this pandemic has brought forth some incredible challenges. This dad has had enough, we all have. No real metrics to safely open the schools, while the [school board] continues to kick the can further down the road. Many parents feel just as he does. #LCPS #openschools[.]”

In the video, a masked dad be seen addressing the school board.

He calmly begins, “You should all be fired from your day jobs, because if your employers knew that you were more inefficient than the DMV, you would be replaced in a heartbeat. I literally just finished a conference call because I’m having to multitask to be here to address you guys. You’re a bunch of cowards hiding behind our children as an excuse for keeping schools closed. You think you’re some sort of martyrs because of the decisions you’re making when the statistics do not lie that the vast majority of the population is not at risk from this virus.”

Becoming further angered, the unnamed parent began shouting.

“The garbage workers who pick up my freaking trash risk their lives every day more than anyone in this school system! Figure it out! Or get off the podium!” he screamed. “Because you know what? There are people like me and a line of other people out there who will gladly take your seat and figure it out! It’s not a high bar! Raise the freaking bar!”

After finishing his rant, he left the podium, stunning the board members into dead silence.

“I’m gonna give staff an opportunity to make sure that, um, the podium and microphone had been — ” an unnamed woman in the room can be heard saying as the man — off camera at this point — responds, “Please wipe it down ahead of time … we don’t want anything to infect us.”

The woman responds, “Your time is finished; can you please leave the boardroom?”

As he exits the room, he can be heard saying, “I’ll be back next time. And the next time — till you open the freaking schools!”

What else?
On Tuesday, WTOP-TV reported that the school board is set to vote next Tuesday on a plan that would have students pre-K through fifth grade — whose parents chose hybrid learning — back in school buildings no later than Feb. 16.

“If approved,” the station reported, “middle and high schoolers whose parents have already opted into the model would return to classrooms for two days per week by March 3.”

In December, a spike in COVID-19 cases prompted the district to return to 100% remote learning. No children have been permitted to attend in-school classes since.

The station reported that more than 6,000 Loudoun County teachers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A report from WJLA-TV notes that that number is expected to climb to approximately 8,700 by the week’s end.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler later in the meeting implored people to have patience over the situation.

“I just like to remind folks in all of my discussions surrounding COVID-19, whether it be with teachers or principals or board members or parents, that we really need to come at this from a place where we are operating with patience, with flexibility, with comfort of the not-yet-known, and with grace,” he said. “We can have a differing of opinions, but we can express those opinions and express our thoughts on what the plan is moving forward.”

What are teachers saying?
WJLA reported that the Loudoun Education Association is “pushing back” against the school board’s proposed timeline.

“What the Loudoun Education Association wants is for all employees who wish to be vaccinated to have both vaccinations before they go back [to school],” the organization’s president said in a statement. “This vaccine is not a one-shot deal.”

The president added, “This idea of moving students in the buildings now will slow down the vaccination process, because school nurses are administering the vaccines. And when school buildings are open, school nurses need to be in the building.”

Ziegler has said that just 500 district employees will have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-February.

Author: Sarah Taylor

Source: The Blaze: Viral video shows irate parent screaming at Virginia school board for continuing to keep students out of school. His remarks stun them into silence.

Pamela Anderson, model, actress, and animal rights activist, says she’s breaking up with social media for good.

Anderson said Tuesday that she’s finally giving up her platforms because she’s too concerned that Big Tech is set to control everything — including people’s minds.

She also said that she’s in a healthy and positive place in her life, and apparently has no room for social media — or what she refers to as distractions and “wasted time.”

What are the details?
In a Tuesday Instagram post, Anderson wrote, “This will be my last post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. I’ve never been interested in social media and now that I’m settled into the life I’m genuinely inspired by reading and being in nature. I am free.”

Anderson continued her post by wishing her followers and fans her best, and by encouraging them to follow their own life’s purpose.

“Thanks for the love. Blessings to you all. Lets [sic] hope you find the strength and inspiration to follow your purpose and try not to be seduced by wasted time,” she wrote.

She then went on to point the finger at Big Tech, which she says is only interested in making money.

“Thats [sic] what THEY want and can use to make money,” the 53-year-old former Playboy model concluded. “Control over your brain.”
The former “Baywatch” actress accompanied the note with a throwback photo of herself from what appears to have been taken in the ’90s.

She also shared the announcement to her Twitter page, which pointed to her Instagram post, and read, “Goodbye Social Media.”

The actress did not indicate whether she would leave her pages active, or she would deactivate them in addition to abandoning them.

Anything else?
In 2020, Anderson announced that she was named the creative director of a new social platform at directed toward communications with lifestyle influencers.

At the time, she appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and said that she “[loved] the concept.”

“I love the idea of trying to connect people,” she said. “I feel like it’s one of those things where users and influencers can talk about anything and it’s direct communication looking into somebody’s eyes. I kind of take social media to another level.”

Author: Sarah Taylor

Source: The Blaze: Pamela Anderson dumps all social media, says Big Tech is bent on ‘control over your brain’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took actor Seth Rogen to task Wednesday night after the liberal actor branded the GOP lawmaker a “white supremacist fascist.”

Rogen’s profane tweet came in response to Cruz’s criticism of President Joe Biden, who formally rejoined the Paris climate accord via executive order on his first day in office.

What are the details of the exchange?

Cruz shared a news article Wednesday night about Biden’s order, and captioned it, “By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh. This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.”

Rogen, who apparently took issue with Cruz’s sentiments, responded, “F*** off you fascist.”

Cruz shared a screenshot of Rogen’s profane response, and captioned it, “Charming, civil, educated response. ⁦@Sethrogen⁩ If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you. If you’re blue-collar, if you’re a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing…not so much. #JobsMatter[.]”

Not to be outdone, Rogen fired back with another profane remark.

“Haha get f***ed fascist. Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you f***ing clown,” he spat, and then, in a separate tweet, took aim at Cruz once more.

In what appeared to be a nod to a 2016 incident during the 2016 GOP primary when former President Donald Trump mocked Cruz’s wife, Rogen added, “If you’re a white supremacist fascist who doesn’t find it offensive when someone calls your wife ugly, Ted Cruz is the exact motherf***** for you.”

As an apparent afterthought, Rogen added. “Also I’m in four unions.”

Author: Sarah Taylor

Source: The Blaze: Seth Rogen dubs Sen. Ted Cruz a fascist in profane tweet. Cruz issues measured response that further triggers the liberal actor.

CNN host Don Lemon blasted leading Republicans on Monday night for commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. while supporting “racist” President Donald Trump.

During Monday’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” Lemon suggested that certain Trump allies — including Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are hypocrites for sharing tweets honoring the late King.

On Monday, Pence tweeted how the late civil rights icon called on Americans to “live up to the highest ideals” of the country’s founders and said that King would “inspire us for generations to come.”

McConnell added that King’s lifelong values would continue to keep inspiring Americans “to keep working.”

Graham added that Americans should look to King for guidance especially in these “troubled times.”

Cruz said that King’s legacy of giving Americans “courage to face the uncertainties of the future” is a timeless message that is needed “now more than ever.”

Lemon then went on to insist that such lawmakers idly stood by Trump’s “every racist attack” and pointed out that some continued to support him up until even the U.S. Capitol riot.

“Those Republicans like Mike Pence, putting out 50 tweets quoting Dr. King’s words, can you believe it?” Lemon mocked in a scathing monologue. “Like Mitch McConnell, who supported the president whose actions go against everything Dr. King stood for. Like Lindsey Graham, who allegedly called Georgia election officials to get them to throw out legal votes, including large numbers from black voters. Ted Cruz, who even after the riot on Capitol Hill, still voted against certifying the Electoral College vote.

“One Republican after another apparently hoping that you’ll forget their support for a president who used race to pit Americans against each other,” he added. “Donald Trump created an environment where white supremacists and conspiracy theorists overran the Capitol of the United States of America. He used race to divide us from the very beginning. All of that is the opposite of what Dr. King stood for, what he died for, more than 50 years ago.”

Lemon pointed out that the remarks were especially problematic ahead of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ forthcoming Wednesday inauguration.

“The Biden-Harris administration was elected to represent all Americans with more than 81 million people voting for them,” he explained. “But it was voters of color who put them over the finish line, even as the current president — until Wednesday at noon, anyway — deliberately tried to divide us.”

Lemon also shared a portion of King’s letter from a Birmingham, Alabama, jail in which he discussed “frustration about the white people who just didn’t get it.”

“Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will,” a quote from the letter reads, “Luke warm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

Author: Sarah Taylor

Source: The Blaze: Don Lemon attacks Trump-supporting Republicans for daring to praise Martin Luther King Jr.

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