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    'The definition of fascism': Biden uses F-word to describe Trump Republicans
    A female Cincinnati police officer has been suspended after using a racial slur to describe a black student who gave her the middle finger.  Rose Valentino was 'suspended' for reportedly calling a black student a 'n***a' after he reportedly flipped her off while she was driving near the Western Hills University High School on April 5.  Police confirmed she will be placed on desk duty while the disciplinary hearing takes place. She will not be allowed to patrol the streets, wear her badge, or carry a firearm.  Bodycam footage picked up audio of her yelling 'f**king n***a, I f**king hate them,' after she flipped on her cruiser lights to get the cars waiting in line to pick up their kids to move.  The encounter with the student was not released by the police department, but Valentino, who appeared on the TLC series Police Women in Cincinnati, reportedly rolled down her window and yelled at drivers to move when the student flipped her off.  Valentino, who has been on the force for 14 years, was driving her cruiser back to the police...
    Sen. Ted Cruz admitted Thursday it was a mistake to describe January 6 protesters as “terrorists,” after using the word multiple times to describe the violence on Capitol Hill. Cruz spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson to admit his “mistake” and “sloppy phrasing” during an exchange with Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger during a Senate Rules Committee oversight hearing. “We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives for the Capitol,” Cruz said on Wednesday. Cruz’s comment sparked outrage from supporters of former President Donald Trump, accusing the senator of teaming up with Democrat leftists to smear Republicans. Cruz told Carlson that for decades he referred to protesters who attacked police officers as terrorists, including Antifa and BLM rioters who “assaulted cops and firebombed police cars.” But Cruz also used the word on multiple occasions to describe the January 6 violent protests. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed the January...
    Squaw Valley - home to the 1960 Winter Olympics - became the latest US institution to yield to public pressure and change its name, dropping the 'racist and sexist'  term for a Native American woman that's rooted in the Lewis and Clark era.  The Lake Tahoe-region resort in Northern California, known as the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, will now be called Palisades Tahoe, the owners announced Monday in an Instagram post.  'As much as we cherish the memories we associate with our resort name, we must accept that these emotional attachments do not justify our continuing use of a word that is widely accepted to be a racist and sexist slur,' Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, told CNN.   The move comes as Confederate statues around the country come tumbling down and sports franchises like the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians moved to dissociate themselves from nicknames viewed as derogatory.    The resort in Olympic Valley, California has 6,000 skiable acres on two mountains and sees about 400 inches of snow every year, according to its website...
    More On: chuck schumer Biden’s options for his agenda are quickly boiling down to ‘punt’ Senate passes bill meant to boost tech industry, counter China Chuck Schumer crashes Memorial Day party in Brooklyn Schumer pushes vote on election reform bill that appears to have no chance Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) apologized Monday for using the word “retarded” to describe disabled children during a podcast appearance over the weekend. Schumer was a guest Sunday on the “1 NYCHA” podcast, which examines public housing and related issues, when the topic turned to historic opposition to low-income and other forms of public housing. “When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children,” recalled Schumer, who represented parts of Brooklyn in Albany between 1975 and 1980. “The whole neighborhood was against it! These are harmless kids. They just needed some help. “We got it done,” Schumer added. “Took a while.” Video of the podcast was posted on the “1 NYCHA” Facebook page with the word “retarded” deleted from the closed captioning. “For...
    The slang term 'cheugy' — used to define someone who follows out-of-date trends  — has taken off and become the new 'basic' after being coined by a Los Angeles high school student nearly a decade ago.  Hallie Cain, 24, from Los Angeles, introduced the word on TikTok on March 30, explaining that graphic tees and hats, Herbal Essence shampoo, and Instagram captions like 'thank u, next' are all cheugy (pronounced chew-gee). While the Gen Z-associated term seems to be geared toward millennials and the things they like, the copywriter — who is on the cusp of being a millennial, herself — pointed out that a person can be cheugy at any age.  Scroll down for video   New slang: Hallie Cain, 24, from Los Angeles, introduced the word cheugy on TikTok on March 30. Cheugy is a term used to define someone who follows trends that are no longer in style FYI:  Cain explained that graphic tees, 'girlboss' energy, and Herbal Essences are all cheugy. Gaby Rasson, a 23-year-old software developer in Los Angeles, coined the term in 2013  'Okay, TikTok,...
    Reporters were seen telling a Minnesota police chief not to use the term “riot” when he explained how officers responded to violence near Minneapolis during a press conference. “Just so everybody is clear, I was front and center at the protest, at the riot,” Police Chief Tim Gannon of Brooklyn Center told reporters Monday when questioned why his department issued a dispersal order Sunday evening after the police shooting of a black man. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Gannon: "I was front and center... at the riot."Reporter: "There was no riot."Gannon: "There was... the officers that were putting themselves in harm's way were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks." pic.twitter.com/aM5rfjYpxx— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 12, 2021 "There was no riot,” one reporter responded. “Don’t do that,” another person is heard saying, as others joined in that there wasn’t a riot. "There was ... the officers that were putting themselves in harm's way were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks,” Gannon continued. ...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the use of the word “surge” when describing illegal immigrants trying to enter the country during the current border crisis, Fox News reported. Ocasio-Cortez posted Instagram stories Tuesday evening and said that using the term “surge” to describe the border crisis is “militaristic,” according to Fox News. “They wanna say, ‘But what about the surge?’ Well, first of all, just gut check, stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame and that’s a problem because this is not a surge, these are children. These are not insurgents and we are not being invaded,” Ocasio-Cortez said. [email protected] summing up the systemic problems in our immigration system in a minute and a half. pic.twitter.com/bFY20ne6Gb — Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) March 31, 2021 Ocasio-Cortez also said, “a white supremacy idea and philosophy” is the basis for using the term “surge” to describe migrants entering the country illegally. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham On Border Crisis: ‘Where is AOC? Why Aren’t You At The Border?’) She started her series of...
    The White House still won’t use the word “crisis” in referring to the surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border — and now the Associated Press won’t use the word either. In an internal memo first obtained by Futuro Media, the wire service told its reporters to only use “accurate and neutral” terms in reporting on the increase — and to “avoid hyperbole in calling anything a crisis or an emergency.” The situation “does not fit the classic dictionary definition of a crisis,” the AP memo says. The memo, which the AP posted online in its entirety on Friday, acknowledges that the Biden administration is scrambling to accommodate the growing number of migrant children trying to enter the US. Earlier this month, data from the Department of Homeland Security showed the administration is 20,000 beds short of what it needs to properly house some 117,000 unaccompanied children expected to cross into the US this year. “There has been a rise in unaccompanied minors crossing the southwestern US border in the last two months since the start of the Biden...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the White House would not be releasing to the media photos that advisors shared with President Joe Biden to brief him on conditions on facilities housing childhood migrants on the border. Psaki had kept open the idea of sharing them Wednesday at a press briefing after she revealed that advisors to President Biden who had been to the border spoke to him 'with photos' about the facilities where unaccompanied children were being house.  'I'm happy to invite them to the briefing room and talk to them about the photos,' she said on Wednesday, amid weeks of calls by media organizations to be granted their own access to the facilities. The administration won't be releasing images of U.S. facilities for children at the border that were used to brief President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday On Thursday, Psaki indicated the photos would held back – but floated the idea of an organized press tour.  'Well first let me say that the White House and we all...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas described the current climate situation as a "crisis" that threatens national security but refused to characterize the rise in migrants at the southern border in equally strong terms. Despite having called the border situation "overwhelming" in an email to staffers, Mayorkas would only call problems created by the migrant surge "challenges," leading Republicans to challenge his word choice during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday. DHS CHIEF SAYS BORDER NUMBERS ON TRACK TO BE HIGHEST IN 20 YEARS, CONCEDES SITUATION IS 'DIFFICULT' "Given the tremendous rise and surge of individuals coming to the border, wouldn’t it be fair to call it a crisis? Because that's what your agents are calling it," said the committee's ranking member, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. Mayorkas refused, stating he was not concerned with arguments over semantics. "I'm not spending any time on the language that we use. I am spending time on operational response to the situation at the border," he said. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, pressed Mayorkas on this, insisting that how officials discuss issues have an impact. "I believe...
    Using the term ‘reset’ but stopping short of saying his team is in a rebuild, general manager Doug Wilson reaffirmed his commitment to giving younger players opportunities while keeping several of his core players together, and believes the Sharks can be in a better position in 2022 to compete for a championship. “Are we in the window to win a Stanley Cup this year? That’s highly unlikely,” Wilson said. “Are we going to compete to try and make the playoffs? Yes we are. Are we going to commit to the reset and to younger players getting opportunities? Yes we are.” “We don’t put a timeline on it. But we think that there’s no reason why we can’t be back in a very good position next season.” Wilson said last season the expectation for the Sharks was to get back into the playoffs the following year, and owner Hasso Platter issued a statement in January 2020 saying he supported Wilson’s plan to get the team “back on track.” However, the Sharks are on pace to miss the...
    Lack of health services and transportation impede access to vaccine in communities of color F.D.A. agrees Moderna can increase vaccine supply in each vial Max Homa had one word to describe his string of 2s on Pebble Beach par 3s on Saturday PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Sick. © Provided by Golfweek AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Round Two That’s how Max Homa described his rare feat on Saturday in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Sick as in very good indeed. How else would you describe making birdies on all four of the par 3s in a single round at iconic Pebble Beach? The four 2s on his card were key in a 4-under-par 68 that moved Homa into a share of 11th place. Homa is just the seventh player to go 2-2-2-2 on the par 3s at Pebble Beach since 1983, and the first since 2011 to do so (Chad Collins). In 1997, Tiger Woods birdied all the par 3s in the third round. “On 5, hit a pitching wedge, spun it off the fringe,...
    The North Carolina Board of Education on Thursday voted in favor of new K-12 education standards aimed at teaching more diverse perspectives in history, but pushback from some officials resulted in the dropping of words like “systemic” to describe racism.  NBC’s Raleigh, N.C., affiliate WRAL reported that the 7-5 decision followed hours of debate Wednesday. The standards passed include requirements to teach students about specific races, religions and other groups. The new standards mark a change from the previous standards which often simply stated a “variety” of perspectives.  However, the standards received pushback from some board members, who argued they were too “anti-American” and did not adequately acknowledge the progress the U.S. has made toward racial equity.  “The system of government that we have in this nation is not systematically racist,” Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) said in January, according to local NBC station WXII-TV. “In fact, it is not racist at all.” Following this pushback, State Board Superintendent Catherine Truitt removed the words “systemic” before “racism” and “discrimination,” and also replaced “gender identity” with “identity.”  "For nearly two years, the...
    New York Knicks: One word to describe this rejuvenated Knicks team By: Alexander Wilson January 5, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks have battled adversity since the start of the 2021 season, with injuries and the lack of preseason contests hurting their chemistry and development. However, after losing the first two games of the year against the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers, they have won four of their last five. The latest victory came against the Atlanta Hawks, by a score of 113-108. So far this year, head coach Tom Thibodeau has implemented a defensive style of play, but the Knicks have scored a sufficient amount in most contests. After seven games, they’ve reached 100 points in five of them, thanks to stellar performances by RJ Barrett and Julius Randle. Against the Hawks, Randle secured 28 points, hitting on 11 of 19 shots. Barrett was eerily similar, earning 26 and 10 of 19 from the field. The Knicks’ three-point shooting was a bit lackluster, settling in at 33.3%, but the bench contributed...
    Yankees’ owner Hal Steinbrenner had one bad word to describe his teams 2020 regular season performance By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees are gearing up to face off against the Cleveland Indians in the first game of the Wild-Card series on Tuesday evening. In a pitchers duel, featuring Gerrit Cole and Shane Bieber, both teams have their best on the mound. This is an instant classic given the quality of both arms — the Yankees leading up to their first postseason appearance this season haven’t brewed much optimism. The Bombers have simply just been from the Bronx, with their inability to spark offensive fire-power on a daily basis. Going into the series, they scored 16 total runs over five games, after posting 46 in three games against the Toronto Blue Jays a few weeks ago. Owner Hal Steinbrenner had remarks of solace for his team’s performance during the regular season, hoping they can turn it around with exhibition games nearly underway. “Given the caliber of this team I am disappointed, as they...
    New York Yankees: The one word Gerrit Cole used to describe the Bronx Bombers so far By: Alexander Wilson August 4, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Yankee Profiles: Gio Urshela, he’s no fluke, he is the real deal ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees have started the season with an 8-1 record, sweeping the Boston Red Sox over the weekend and taking the first game of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday evening. Despite players like Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres struggling at the plate, the Yankees have managed to dominate with their star power. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have dominated, with Judge hitting five home runs in his last six games. He has also had two game-winning homers in the last six days, one against Baltimore and one against Boston. Of course, we shouldn’t forget about DJ LeMahieu or Gio Urshela. LeMahieu played an integral part in the Yankees’ final win of the series against Boston, driving in Mike Tauchman, who stole second base in the eighth inning. Judge...
    The newest Amazon Robotics fulfillment center is seen during its first public tour on April 12, 2019 in the Lake Nona community of Orlando, Florida. The over 855,000 square foot facility opened on August 26, 2018 and employs more than 1500 full-time associates who pick, pack, and ship customer orders with the assistance of hundreds of robots which can lift as much as 750 pounds and drive 5 feet per second. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A shoe that was sold on Amazon’s UK website drew outrage online for its use of the N-word to describe the color brown. The “formal oxford” men’s shoe was being sold by the retailer, RINCO. The seller boasted the shoe as made of genuine leather that came in four colors: blue, black, light brown and shockingly “N*gger-brown.” Amazon told theGrio that the item was removed from its website early Monday. While the item was no longer available for sale, the page for the shoe and its racist description remained viewable hours later until it was completely removed Monday evening. Screengrab obtained...
    WESTMINTER, Colo. (CBS4)– A hateful post on Facebook about special education students may get a teacher fired. The post targets parents of children with special needs or disabilities. (credit: Facebook) The post reads, “I’m so tired of hearing about special needs kids. They’ll be fine. They were retarded before Covid they’ll still be retarded after.  So let’s just keep those kids at home and when this passes they can come back to school. Do you really think they’ll be any different after a year of staying home with their parents? Sounds like someone doesn’t want to deal with their special needs kid. Sorry you — got pregnant and had a retarded kid. Your problem not mine. And yes I’m a — teacher. (meh emojee)” The Westminster Public Schools superintendent said the behavior will not be tolerated. “All of us in Westminster Public Schools believe it’s despicable and appalling,” said Westminster Public Schools superintendent Pamela Swanson. “And those, in no way, shape or form reflect how the many dedicated teachers and staff members feel and board members, it just doesn’t demonstrate...
    Jada Pinkett Smith infamously referred to her relationship with August Alsina as an 'entanglement,' during last Friday's episode of Red Table Talk with husband Will Smith. And in an interview with Vulture published on Friday, August said that he agreed with Jada's use of the word and believes their relationship was 'complex and difficult,' as the definition suggests. 'I don't know why that word is such an issue. I would agree [with Jada]. If you look up the definition of 'entanglement,' it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that,' explained the 27-year-old singer.     Agrees: In an interview with Vulture published on Friday, August Alsina said that agreed with Jada Pinkett Smith's use of the word 'entanglement' and believes their relationship was 'complex and difficult,' as the definition suggests; Alsina pictured in 2016 As for the buzz surrounding Jada's use of the word 'entanglement,' August suggested that the peculiarity of the language 'probably stuck out to people.' He added: 'But I definitely have to agree with it being an entanglement. It definitely was something complicated, a complicated dynamic.'  RELATED ARTICLES...
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