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Virginia Supreme Court Backs Teacher Ousted for Rejecting Trans Policies

Tanner Cross / YouTube screenshot
Tanner Cross / YouTube screenshot

The district did not make an adequate case for reversing the lower court’s June decision, reaffirming Cross’s win, the Virginia Supreme Court said Monday.

In its appeal, Loudoun County Public Schools claimed that Cross’s religious and speech protections are secondary to students’ rights to comfort.

“I love all of my students, but I would never lie to them regardless of the consequences,” Cross said. “I’m a teacher, but I serve God first and I will not affirm a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

Sacramento school district confirms 24 students are still stranded in Afghanistan

Sacramento International Airport (xelipe/Flickr)
Sacramento International Airport (xelipe/Flickr)

San Juan Unified school district staff said 24 students, down from from the initial estimate of 150 students, had not returned to campuses since the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

A number of refugees will likely be resettled in Sacramento. The Sacramento region has long been one of the largest destinations for special visa holders.

One out of every nine Afghan natives living in the U.S. resides in the Sacramento region. About 9,700 Afghan people live in Sacramento County, more than any other county in the U.S., according to census data. Another 2,000 live in Yolo, Sutter, Placer or El Dorado counties.

[VIDEO] President Trump Goes on Fox News and Slips One Past The Censors

As you know, last night Joe Biden pulled the troops out of Afghanistan and left an unknown number of Americans behind.

It is a dark, dark day in the United States after we lost 13 brave US service members, countless foreigners at the Kabul airport, a family of 9 people killed in a drone attack, countless dogs left at the airport, and yet even still, the ghoulish Biden admin is trying to take a “victory lap.

So, President Trump appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney to break down what happened with the Afghanistan disaster…and while he was on, he slipped one past the ol’ Fox News censors…

California has most military members of any state killed in Kabul, Sacramento native Nicole Gee, only woman, makes total of four

In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a flag flies at half-staff in honor of the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, at Marine Corps Security Force Company, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.
In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a flag flies at half-staff in honor of the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, at Marine Corps Security Force Company, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.

One of her friends, Mallory Harrison, posted an emotional tribute to Gee on Facebook, saying that she was, “My very best friend, my person, my sister forever. My other half. We were boots together, Corporals together, and then Sergeants together. Roommates for over 3 years now, from the barracks at MOS school to our house here. We’ve been attached at the hip from the beginning.

Initial reports listed three U.S. Marines from Southern California killed in Kabul. They were Lance Corporal Hunter Lopez, 22, of Coachella Valley, Lance Corporal Dylan Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, and Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco.

Of the servicemen and women who were killed in Kabul, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, said, “We will never forget their service and sacrifice.”

Issa, who has been trying to help Californians stranded in Afghanistan get out, said, “Everyone should be aware of the incredible heroics of our people on the ground in Afghanistan — and in nearly impossible conditions. It never should have come to this, but they have made our nation proud and they deserve our most heartfelt thanks.”

Judge restores parental rights to unvaccinated mom after revoking them

Firlit and her ex-husband, who is vaccinated, have been divorced for seven years and are sharing custody of their son.

“I’ve had adverse reactions to vaccines in the past and was advised not to get vaccinated by my doctor,” Firlit told the Sun-Times. “It poses a risk.”

“One of the first things he asked me when I got on the Zoom call was whether or not I was vaccinated, which threw me off because I asked him what it had to do with the hearing,” Firlit explained.

“I was confused because it was just supposed to be about expenses and child support. I asked him what it had to do with the hearing, and he said, ‘I am the judge, and I make the decisions for your case.'”

Embattled California Gov. Newsom praised Chinese foreign agent outlet for ‘journalistic integrity’

The paper also is registered as a foreign agent of China, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Newson made the comment about the newspaper at an annual gala in which he also lauded it for helping Chinese-Americans acclimate to California.

The owners of Sing Tao are members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a government advisory board controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

Sing Tao, which is published daily in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, has found success forming close relationships with California politicians. In addition to Newsom, San Fransisco Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin spoke at the gala.

Father of Marine killed in Kabul rejects meeting with Biden

The family of Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum discusses their meeting with Joe Biden and why some of them chose to decline meeting with the president.

90 Retired Flag Officers Call on Gens. Mark Milley, Lloyd Austin to Resign over Afghanistan

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

The letter concludes by calling for Austin and Milley to resign in the name of “holding those in charge responsible and accountable for their actions or inactions.”

“There must be accountability at all levels for this tragic and avoidable debacle,” it concluded.

During a press conference on Monday, Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that Americans were left behind in Afghanistan.

“There’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure,” said McKenzie. “We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out.”

Afghan Drone Strike: What Happened to the Media’s Vaunted Trump-Era Skepticism About Government Claims?

Glenn Greenwald explores the U.S. media’s immediate embrace of the Biden administration’s false claim that its Afghan drone strike killed no civilians, and contrasts it with the media’s polar opposite Trump-era posture of extreme skepticism.


Ron DeSantis Demands Answers from Biden Officials on Americans Left in Afghanistan

Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

In the August 30 missive, DeSantis blasted the Biden administration’s “continued lack of information,” deeming it “unacceptable.”

“The crisis in Afghanistan is of President Biden’s own making, yet the consequences extend beyond the borders of Afghanistan and into the United States,” DeSantis wrote.

Governors need transparency, he said, before posing a series of questions:“

I have a responsibility to protect the safety of every Floridian and stress the imperative of an immediate response,” DeSantis added.

Biden waived congressional mandate for report on risks of U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

The Biden administration under the federal statute was barred from reducing troops in Afghanistan to less than 2,000 without first briefing Congress about the expected impact on U.S. counterterrorism operations and the risk to American personnel.

However, Biden waived the mandate, arguing that providing this information to Congress could undermine “the national security interests of the United States,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.

New York Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the administration should be held accountable for withholding this information from Congress.

The Pentagon was also required to provide details on “the threat posed by the Taliban and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan” and “the capacity of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to effectively prevent or defend against attacks by the Taliban.”

Tucker: White House arming the Taliban as it disarms Americans

Joe Biden himself has said repeatedly, he would like to prevent you from owning the firearms that most Americans use to defend themselves and their families, and those efforts are now accelerating.

So how about this as an answer? No.

You’re not allowed to give more than half a million guns to the Taliban, guns that we paid for, and then try and take our guns away in this country.

Sorry, that’s not how it works. So, shut up and back off.

World News:

IDF Chief warns of Gaza war unless hostilities stop; Hamas rebuked over UNRWA -TV7 Israel News 31.08

1) IDF Chief of General Staff Aviv Kochavi warns Israel may be forced to launch yet another offensive military operation unless terror that emanates from Gaza ceases.

2) The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Mideast Peace Process Tor Wennesland urged Hamas to cease its hostilities against Israel.

3) China voices support for what it called “Palestine’s just cause for fighting for its national rights.”

Afghanistan: Regional & Global Implications – Jerusalem Studio 628

Twenty years after it first set foot in Afghanistan, by its Special Forces linking up with the local Northern Alliance, the United States is withdrawing from this war-torn, land-locked Asian nation, leaving it at the mercy of the Mujahedeen, or Islamist Taliban, which swept its way back into power.

Regardless of the wisdom or even inevitability of the decision to cut and leave, the images of desperate Afghanis clinging to U.S. Air Force C17 transport Aircraft taking off at Kabul airport have sent a clear message of an American retreat.

What repercussions are now expected, regionally and globally?

Taliban take control, promise religious rule amid reports of executions, forced marriages

Afghanistan’s first day under Taliban rule in nearly two decades has already been marked with fear and violence as officials with the new government are killing individuals as they vow to impose a strict Islamic way of life now that American forces have left the country.

Hours after the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan, Taliban members were going door to door in Kabul and executing people, a senior U.S. official told Fox News.

Similar actions had already been taken in other parts of the country before the American military even left. Last Wednesday, a former translator for a high-ranking U.S. Army Ranger told Fox News the Taliban had started executing allies of the U.S. in public, in provinces away from the media attention of Kabul.


PROOF the Biden administration is lying about EVERYTHING

The Biden administration recently lied about The White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents.

So, Glenn argues, if they’re willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what will they NOT lie about?

It’s safe to assume they’re currently lying to you about EVERYTHING — from the ‘new & improved’ Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan…