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Ted Cruz’s Opponent, Beto, Says He’s ‘Ashamed’ About Comment He Made About Actresses. Here’s What He Said.

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Modern Democrats have made such a nasty habit of digging through every single human being’s social media and any other kind of written statement and sentiment in existence, that even their own people have started retroactively looking through their material and making apologies in advance for controversial things they might have said in the past.

Like Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is taking on current sitting Sen. Ted Cruz in the November midterms, for example.

Apparently, when completing his undergraduate in 1991, he wrote a review of a Broadway musical where he apparently said something about actresses in the performance that he is now ashamed of.

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As a newly minted undergraduate back in 1991, O’Rourke wrote a review for the Columbia Daily Spectator of the Broadway musical “The Will Rogers Follies” in which he suggested that some of the actresses might not have gotten the gig based on their acting skills.

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O’Rourke described the musical as one of the more “glaring” examples of what he decried as “the sickening excesses and moral degradations of our culture.” The musical featured “perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks,” he wrote.

Here’s the full paragraph:

Basically, the show documents the life of Will Rogers, the “lassoing fool,” who rose from being an insignificant side show attraction to one of the more prominent political pundits and cultural statesmen in our history. Yet it is produced and directed in such a showy, glitzy, and ultimately, tacky manner, that one cannot help feeling disgusted throughout the show. Keith Carradine in the lead role is surrounded by perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks. Carradine’s twangy imitation of Will Rogers’ voice becomes increasingly grating as the show progresses.

Politico describes O’Rourke’s review as a product of the insensitive environment of the times: “It also shows how drastically the sensitivities surrounding descriptions of women have changed over the past three decades: While it’s unclear whether O’Rourke was criticizing the musical’s use of scantily-clad women for effect or commenting on their bodies himself, his prose, in hindsight, is jarring either way.”

It was the only piece the student paper published by Beto, who went by Robert back then, Politico notes.

In a statement he sent to Politico, O’Rourke apologized for his “demeaning” comments about women. “I am ashamed of what I wrote and I apologize. There is no excuse for making disrespectful and demeaning comments about women,” he said.

This incident, however, is nothing in comparison to one that happened back in 1998. O’Rourke claimed at that time to not have attempted to flee the scene of a DUI. However, the police report states otherwise, a lie egregious enough to earn him “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post.

Yeah, this guy’s a real gem, isn’t he? Texas, if you’re smart, stick with Cruz. For all of our sakes.

Source: Daily Wire

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US Women’s Soccer Team Skips Representing U.S.A. at Opening Ceremony

The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the Olympics opening ceremonies.

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The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics Friday. The famously anti-American soccer team claimed that they could not attend because they were scheduled to attend practice during the opening event, according to WXIA-TV. “Obviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” chief anti-American team star Megan Rapinoe told the media. The women’s soccer team was all about protesting against the U.S.A. during its first Olympics game this week but lost to New Zealand in a crushing 3-0 final. Rapinoe added that this year’s gams are different than past games. “It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here,” she said. Team members Abby Dahlkemper and Rapinoe enacted a lame “private parade” and posted it to Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390 The America-hating women’s soccer team was not the only American team that skipped the opening ceremonies. Both the women’s and the men’s U.S. gymnastics teams also skipped the ceremonies. They similarly held their own version of the parade” https://twitter.com/InsideGym/status/1418539840564572160 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns

Kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns.

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New research has found that kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns themselves. Kids ended up dying of suicides and being hospitalized for mental health illnesses at a high rate, according to a new study. Once again, we see that this “cure” was far worse than virus ever was, especially for young people. Per Just the News: Jeanne Noble, director of COVID response in the UCSF emergency department, is finishing an academic manuscript on the mental health toll on kids from lockdown policies. She shared a presentation on its major points with Just the News. Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school,” the presentation says. Children requiring emergency mental health services jumped last year in Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and children’s hospitalizations for eating disorders more than doubled at UCSF Children’s Hospital. In January, the latter’s emergency department (ED) at Mission Bay hit a record for “highest proportion of suicidal children in ER” at 21%. The study authors charged that the CDC is bringing serious harm to children with its coronavirus policies. Just the News added that kids are facing more than the virus. They are also facing an “atrophy” of the interpersonal skills because of masks and lost school time, and they are suffering great bouts of depression. It is even harder on teens, especially those close to graduation, because they face a stymied start to college, or their careers. This also brings severe depression. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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