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High School Vocab Quiz Bashes Conservatives, Parents are Furious.

Uncalled for. Completely uncalled for.

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Parents of students at St. Augustine High School in Florida are furious after it was brought to their attention that a vocabulary quiz for their children contained a question that bashed conservatives.

Student Logan Parham was so stunned by what he saw on the quiz, handed out during his advanced English class, that he snapped a picture of it with his phone.

The seventh fill-in-the-blank statement stood out in particular: “Right when it appeared the nation was becoming increasingly tolerant of alternative lifestyles, immigration, and minorities, the vocal and angry right wing forced the nation to make a complete ________, embracing bigotry, xenophobia, and sexism.”

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Parham — a founding member of the Republican club at Florida’s St. Augustine High School — told WKMG-TV he found the words “very degrading.”

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His mother Reanna agreed, telling the station she “had to read it twice. I was really surprised. Shocked.”

“It leads people to believe that anyone who leans toward the right — they’re a sexist or racist or a bigot,” she added to WKMG. “That happens a lot of times. We hear those kinds of things. We are not, and this doesn’t help.”

Osbert Cato, who has a ninth-grade daughter at the school, took a look at the quiz and added to WJAX that he also found the question disturbing.

“These are really trying times, and I think that as a community, people need to get together and talk things out,” Cato added to the station.

Here’s how the school district responded to all of the controversy:

The school district has clarified that the controversial question will not be used on any further tests or quizzes going forward.

It’s scary to see the hive mind mentality of the left being forced on children in school, especially since these teachers know full well that they are undermining many parents’ value systems that they are trying to pass on to their children.

Public schools are no longer about equipping young people with the tools to be successful in life. If that was ever the intent, which is something that’s highly questionable. Instead, they, along with major universities, have been transformed into indoctrination centers used to churn out future generations of leftists.

Just one more reason to be cautious about where you send your kids to be educated.

Source: TheBlaze

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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