American Federation of Teachers (AFT) describes itself as:
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.6 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.
Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT’s membership: pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the AFT represents approximately 80,000 early childhood educators and nearly 250,000 retiree members.
AFT publishes the quarterly journal American Educator.
Teachers are supposed to be objective and impartial. But like America’s journalists, they are rabidly partisan and biased. (See “Harvard University study finds MSM coverage of President Trump overwhelmingly negative”)
Just remember we are paying teachers like those in the pic with our tax dollars.
If you vote for any bond measures to funnel even more tax dollars to your local and state public schools, you are aiding and abetting AFT’s indoctrination and infesting of America’s young with their filthy Marxist ideology.
H/t FOTM‘s stlonginus
Despite the despicable machinations of the liberal media, pop culture “celebrities,” and the deep state against President Trump, and the very real terrorist violence in acts and speech against a duly-elected, sitting President and his supporters, the Democrats continue to lose — deservedly.
Last night, the Democrats lost again in the hotly-contested run-off election for Georgia’s sixth congressional district, which was vacated when President Trump appointed former Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Despite millions of Democrat dollars poured into pro-abortion John Ossof’s campaign, pro-life Republican Karen Handel won the election. With 100% of precincts reporting, Handel had 52.7% and Ossoff had 47.3%.
Just days before the election, on June 15, Handel and her neighbors were victims of the Left’s terror when they received threatening letters containing a white powdery substance in their homes’ mailboxes.
Karen Handel, a Roman Catholic business woman, was Georgia’s Secretary of State from 2007 to 2010.
Claire Chretien reports for LifeSiteNews that Karen Handel had fought Planned
Parenthood Abortionhood. In 2011, as senior vice president of public policy of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Handel advised the breast-cancer charity organization to cut ties with Planned Parenthood (PP), which the charity did in early 2012. That led to PP and its political allies viciously attacking Komen and forcing it to reverse its new policy. Handel resigned and documented PP’s actions in a book, Planned Bullyhood: The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
In the special run-off election, Planned Parenthood endorsed Ossoff and poured six figures into his campaign. The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Handel, as well as contacted more than 65,000 voters with information about her opposition to taxpayer-funded and late-term abortions, and her battle to defund Planned Parenthood.
During their first debate, Ossoff attacked Handel over the Komen/Planned Parenthood incident. Handel defended herself, pointing out that the Komen Foundation’s grants to PP “were not effective” and that:
“It doesn’t matter how many times you say it, it does not make it true. Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms. Period.“
Handel then detailed how she has spent her career fighting for women’s health through anti-breast cancer advocacy and awareness:
“I am gonna be at the frontline of fighting for women. I am not going to be lectured by you, John.”
“Reporting” for The Guardian, former Daily Beast reporter Ben Jacobs archly observes with barely-contained frustration: “The race was the latest in a series of special elections in Republican seats where Democrats managed to deliver moral victories – rather than actual victories – as they proved unable to notch a major electoral win in the Trump administration.”
“Moral victories”? What moral victories?
The election actually was a farce because, as President Trump pointed out in a tweet, John Ossoff couldn’t even vote for himself because he lives with his girlfriend outside the district.
At least it’s lower than the 80% increase I had for my health insurance premiums this year.
From MyNorthwest.com: State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
The insurance commissioner’s office said Monday that 11 health insurers filed 71 health plans for the state’s individual and family health insurance market. In two counties — Klickitat and Grays Harbor — no health insurer filed plans.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says he has been reaching out to insurers to see if one or more will reconsider offering plans in those two counties.
All rates, health plans, and coverage areas are under review by Kreidler’s office and may change before the plans are certified by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board on Sept. 14. Open enrollment for the 2018 individual market starts Nov. 1.
This news is from January 2017, but I don’t remember seeing or hearing about this. Do you?
Grr . . . .
On January 24, 2017, Joe Tacopino reports for the New York Post:
The FBI has reviewed intercepted phone calls between national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US and has found no evidence of wrongdoing, it was revealed Monday.
The calls were made in late December and picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials. They did not reveal any illicit ties between Flynn and Russia, according to the Washington Post.
The review of the calls was part of a wider probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and hacking of the Democratic National Committee.