The 1619 Project is a fraud
New York Times Magazine editors have quietly removed controversial language from the online version of Hannah-Jones’s 1619 Project, a package of essays that argue chattel slavery defines America’s founding. Hannah-Jones herself also asserts now that the project’s core thesis is not what she and everyone else involved originally said it was.
It “does not argue that 1619 is our true founding,” she said on Friday. She declared elsewhere in July that it “doesn’t argue, for obvious reasons, that 1619 is our true founding.”
This is a brazen lie.
Related: Social media users noticed Monday the controversial Black Lives Matter organization — the radical business behind the “social justice” movement — deleted its oft-cited “what we believe” page.
@PatrickRuffini – GOP holding the line means Senators with good political antenna are judging no political downside to moving ahead. The nomination will make little difference at the top of the ticket, but it may make a difference in MT, SC, & NC-SEN where the R base still has some slack.
Romney: “I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,”
“I have very deep misgivings about the institutional response of the FBI to the congressional investigation into the Hillary Clinton email matter. … Put simply: I don’t believe the handling of the material I have by the FBI is ethically or morally right. But my lawyer’s advice — that I simply put my SSA on notice should cover me — is that I have completed CYA [Cover Your Ass], and I have done so,” Robertson wrote. “Further, I was told by [Kramer] that should I ‘whistleblow,’ I will be prosecuted.”
And much more. You might grab a coffee.
How environmentalists destroyed California’s forests;
Right now I’m seeing the mountains I grew up in — where I went to school, where I hung out, camped, backpacked, boated, cheated death and generally formed the foundation of my character — burning down. It makes me sad and angry.
This didn’t have to happen. Once upon a time, forests in California were logged, grazed, and competently managed. It wasn’t always perfect, but generally it worked.
Fires, which are a natural part of that ecosystem, were generally small — not just benign but beneficial. Land management focused on keeping the forest healthy for all involved, whether they were loggers, ranchers, fishermen, hunters, homeowners, or backpackers.
But then things started to change. Groups such as the Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council began to drive a myopic agenda of protecting environmental interests at all costs. Logging was shut down. Grazing was banned. Controlled burning and undergrowth clearance were challenged and subjected to draconian regulations. Fires were put out as quickly as possible.
So the trees grew closer and closer together. Undergrowth, unchecked by grazing, cutting, or burning, grew thick and tall enough to reach the branches of mature trees.
The forests became thick and overgrown, but man, they sure looked nice and green from a scenic overlook.
Sawmills shut down and the cattle business went elsewhere. Thriving towns dried up and nearly went under. We started importing lumber and beef from Brazil and other places with objectively horrible environmental track records. And the vegetation kept growing.
Blacklocks: Cabinet proposes to enforce a climate change code on all Canadian companies operating abroad. The mandate would see mining, oil and gas firms “be positive on the local environment”.
Nobody saw it coming.
I mean nobody could, because Trump derangement is the trunk sewer main of Twitter.
An hour of vintage autumn music. Your thread’s open for tips.
Update: She’s been identified as Pascale Ferrier, 53.
I think it’s a she.
Original post below.
CTV – The RCMP say a police operation is ongoing at Vauquelin Boulevard, a residential street located south of Montreal.
A Canadian woman who was arrested this weekend on charges of mailing the poison ricin to the White House, had been deported back to Canada from South Texas after overstaying her visa in 2019, according to a report in The New York Times.
And Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra on Monday afternoon said that “envelopes” of ricin were mailed to him and three others in South Texas associated with the case, but resulted in no injuries. Border Report reached out to Guerra but he said he could not comment and tweeted this is an “active federal investigation.”
Have you ever heard of Unobtainium?
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Kim Campbell?
A suspect has been taken into custody for allegedly sending a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to Donald Trump in a package addressed to the White House.
The unidentified individual was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents trying to enter the US from Canada, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News Sunday.
No further details about the suspect such as age, name or gender have been confirmed at this time.
However an official told the New York Times on Saturday that authorities were seeking a Canadian woman in connection to the deadly packages.
Not saying it’s Kim Campbell of course. Don’t put words in my mouth.
Update: Is it contagious?
Is it time to decolonize your lawn?
When most people think of lawns they picture carefree kids playing in backyards, picnics in well-kept parks – perhaps they even feel a sense of pride at how green and immaculate their own swath is.
But the traditional lawn – manicured, verdant, under control – now finds itself at the confluence of two hot-button issues: climate change and Indigenous rights. Some environmentalists, First Nations leaders and even hobby gardeners are calling for a different approach to how we view and treat the ubiquitous urban green space. It is, they argue, a lasting symbol of how settlers appropriated Indigenous land and culture. And the rigid Western ideal we have imposed continues to hurt the planet and, in turn, all of us. The lawn, some go as far to say, needs to be decolonized.
h/t Comrade Terry