Congressman Introduces Bill Banning Critical Race Theory In U.S. Military Service Academies

Republican Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn, introduced a bill Wednesday that would prohibit critical race theory from being taught at U.S. military service academies.

Green, an Iraq war veteran and West Point graduate, called critical race theory “is a Marxist ideology created to tear American institutions down.”

“Critical Race Theory is based on a massive and purposeful misunderstanding of the American founding, American history, and America as it exists today,” he said. “It teaches Americans and members of the Armed Services to judge one another by the color of their skin instead of by the ‘content of their character.’ America should never go back to this kind of thinking. A curriculum based on Critical Race Theory seeks to divide Americans instead of unite them.”

In April, the Washington Free Beacon reported on “anti-racist” training taking place at West Point — the prestigious federal academy located in West Point, New York. The institution announced a diversity and inclusion plan through the year 2025 to “create an environment that appeals to the aspirations of American’s younger generation.”

Green said he is concerned military service academies are focused on training “woke social justice warriors,” rather than soldiers and future combat leaders.

“This ongoing assault on our military by the radical left is damaging to our readiness and our competitive advantage,” he said. “The United States military service academies are designed to train leaders and warriors for combat—men and women of every race, creed, and religion. Critical Race Theory’s divisiveness will destroy the unit cohesion necessary to win in combat and defend this nation.”

The U.S. Navy recently updated its suggested readings in the Professional Reading Program. Several of the suggested texts pertain to critical race theory, including Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist” and Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow.”

State legislatures have introduced or passed measures to ban critical race theory and limit its applicability in state education curriculums. Tennessee’s House passed a bill to ban critical race theory in schools on Wednesday. Idaho did not fully ban critical race theory in April, but the measure signed by Republican Gov. Brad Little bans teachers making students “affirm, adopt or adhere to” any principles that say a person’s race, ethnicity, sex, or religion is responsible for actions of their identity group. The bill does not ban teacher trainings.

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Pentagon Chief Believes Military Leaders Should Make Diversity a ‘Personal Commitment’

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is “concerned” about the lack of diversity among the senior ranks of the military and believes leaders should make a concerted effort to change it, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Wednesday.

“He’s certainly concerned about the diversity at the senior levels of the department. And this is not just senior enlisted levels, but senior officer levels, admirals, and generals,” Kirby said at a Pentagon press conference. “The numbers are not very high.”

“The secretary believes this has got to be a concerted effort, an everyday effort, and it’s got to be led. If leaders across the department don’t take this on as a personal commitment, it’s not going to change,” he said.

He added:

He knows it’s not going to change overnight. That doesn’t mean you slack up on the pressure. You don’t continue to try to get this right. But he understands that this is going to take time to grow that kind of leadership in the kind of talent.

But he also believes there’s a sense of urgency here. The time is now to start to grow that talent and develop that talent and provide opportunities for that talent to continue to advance of the ranks.

The last thing I’ll say on this, and I can say it any better than he has, is that this is a readiness issue. It is important for the force to look like the country it serves, absolutely. But he strongly believes that diversity is a readiness issue because it allows different perspectives, additional context, different lived experiences to inform the way we make decisions in the policies that we craft, the operations that we lead. So, it’s very much a part of making us of much more capable force.

Kirby’s comments came after a reporter asked him if Austin agreed with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, who spoke earlier in the day at a graduation ceremony at Howard University, a historically black university, about the lack of advancement opportunities in the military for black Americans.

Kirby said Austin “agrees with Chairman Milley, that there is much more that we need to do to improve diversity and inclusion and opportunity inside theforce. And it’s something that he has tackled literally since becoming Secretary of Defense.”

He pointed to the hiring of a director for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Bishop Garrison.

“He’s given Bishop a wide berth to take a look at these kinds of issues across the force to see how we can improve our diversity better,” he said.

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Marine Veteran Crushes 30yr Old World Record, MSM Won’t Cover This Story, We WILL

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A U.S. Marine Corps veteran from North Carolina just broke a 30-year-old world record for the most pushups in one hour. He also attempted the most pushups in twelve hours but fell short of that goal.

North Carolina man shatters world record for pushups

TShane Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina is the new world record holder for the most pushups in 1 hour. He live-streamed his attempt on YouTube over the weekend (video below) and will now go through the process of Guinness World certification but that’s all a formality because we’re all able to clearly see him break the record.

The previous world record for the most pushups in 1 hour was 2,919. That world record had stood for over 30 years which completely blows my mind given how thirsty CrossFit athletes are to break records these days. But that one stood the test of time until TShane Johnson came along.

Johnson’s new world record of 3,050 pushups in 60 minutes destroyed the previous best of 2,919 pushups. People have come close over the years to matching or breaking the 30-year-old record to no avail but Johnson broke the record by 131 pushups.

If you’re so inclined, you can watch the live stream of his record-setting event on YouTube:

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Army veteran does insane 3,050 pushups in 60 minutes

He did fall short of the 12-hour world title. The Guinness World Records for the most pushups in 12 hours is 19,325 and he was able to complete 16,500.

This isn’t Johnson’s first brush with freakish athletic feats. In 2018, he hiked from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles and covered roughly 22 miles away. He raised money for his foundation Hike Across America to support homeless veterans along the way.

Johnson told reporters “I do these things to inspire regular people to do amazing things” and said he’s not some professional athlete making hundreds of millions of dollars but he’s taking his opportunity in life to make an impact.

After he gives his body some time to recover from doing 16,500 pushups, he thinks he’ll start focusing on some boxing and begin training for his first fight in July, and then after the nation officially returns to normal he’ll attempt another long-distance run across the country.

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U.S.-Led NATO Forces Officially Begin Afghanistan Withdrawal over Weekend

United States-led NATO forces began officially withdrawing from Afghanistan on Saturday, May 1, to meet President Joe Biden’s troop drawdown deadline of September 11, 2021, with officials warning the Taliban against attacks on the troops as they leave.

A NATO spokesperson said shortly before the withdrawal began:

NATO Allies decided in mid-April to start the withdrawal of Resolute Support Mission forces by May 1 and this withdrawal has begun. This will be an orderly, coordinated, and deliberate process. The safety of our troops will be a top priority every step of the way, and we are taking all necessary measures to keep our personnel from harm.

“So you will understand that at this point, we will not go into operational details, including troop numbers or timelines for individual nations. Any Taliban attacks during the withdrawal will be met with a forceful response. We plan to have our withdrawal completed within a few months,” the spokesperson said on April 29.

The White House approved the deployment of two Air Force B-52 bombers, a Navy carrier strike group, and an Army Ranger Task Force to the region to deter attacks against U.S. forces, amid Taliban warnings that it would no longer be beholden to a Trump administration-agreement not to attack in exchange for a May 1 withdrawal deadline. Biden announced the U.S. would not meet that deadline, but would withdraw by September 11, 2021.

White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement on April 29:

The President’s intent is clear: the U.S. military’s departure from Afghanistan will not be rushed or hasty. It will be deliberate, and conducted in a safe and responsible manner that ensures the protection of our forces. Potential adversaries should know that if they attack us in our withdrawal, we will defend ourselves, [and] our partners, with all the tools at our disposal.

Despite these warnings, an air base in southern Afghanistan hosting U.S. forces came under indirect rocket fire on Saturday. The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller warned against further attacks in a video statement.

“A return to violence would be one senseless and tragic. But make no mistake, we have the military means to respond forcefully to any type of attacks against the coalition and the military means to support the Afghan security forces. That would be a mistake to move in that direction,” he said.

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett said U.S. forces had conducted a precision strike Saturday evening to destroy additional rockets aimed at the airfield. There was no attribution given for the rocket attack.

There are approximately 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Under an agreement former President Donald Trump negotiated with the Taliban, U.S. troops were due to leave Afghanistan on May 1 in exchange for ceasing attacks against U.S. forces.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted Saturday that the passing deadline meant “this violation in principle has opened the way for [Taliban fighters] to take every counter-action it deems appropriate against the occupying forces,” according to Reuters.

However, he said fighters were waiting on a decision from Taliban leadership on whether they would agree to an extension of the peace deal or not.

Biden’s September 11 deadline has rankled some veterans and foreign policy experts, since it is the anniversary of the date that the U.S. was attacked by terrorists to whom the Taliban gave safe haven in Afghanistan, precipitating the Afghanistan War.

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Biden Administration Deny Parking Permit for Rolling Thunder Patriots, Ending 32-Year Tradition

American flags, veterans, patriotism, pride in America, courage, pride, honor, strength… all the things represented by the motorcycle group known as “Rolling Thunder” who have traditionally rallied on Memorial Day in Washington DC.  Unfortunately, all those adjectives are also things the intolerant leftists hate… So the Biden administration denies the group a parking permit.

The U.S. Department of Defense has denied a parking permit to the American Veterans or AmVets to stage a rallying point at the Pentagon ending a 32-year-old tradition on Memorial Day weekend for Rolling To Remember.

Now AmVets will try and secure RFK Stadium as an alternative staging area.

AmVets Executive Director Joe Chenelly tells the 7 News I-Team he received a call from the Pentagon Friday afternoon saying “A gentleman at the Pentagon told me that after careful consideration, our permit application was denied. He said considerations involved the continued spread of COVID-19 in the region and the nature of our event being that we are proposing a large gathering for an extended period of time.”

The Pentagon released a statement Friday night that read:

“Unfortunately, the department has disapproved AMVETS permit request. The department took into careful consideration all aspects of AMVETS request, to include the current Health Protection Condition status on the Pentagon Reservation; substantial community transmission of COVID-19 in Arlington County, Virginia; number of Americans fully vaccinated across the nation; nature of this event with its decreased ability to maintain physical distance; and large crowds in one location for an extended period of time. This event draws national attention and participation; therefore the risk of exposure from participants from other communities extends well beyond the National Capital Region.” (read more)

Memorial Day 2020 Below:

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Joe Kent Takes A Stand – Candidate For Washington State’s CD-03

Joe Kent is running in Washington State’s 3rd Congressional District against Rep Jamie Herrera Beutler, who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump.  Here’s his message:

“My name is Joe Kent.  I’m a Veteran, a father, widower, a Gold Star husband and a conservative who is deeply worried with the direction that our nation and district are heading. I am mostly concerned that the person we elected to represent our values and make our voices heard decided to listen to deceptive and divisive media and radical left instead of standing strong for the people of Southwest Washington and the over 74 million Americans who voted for President Trump.

When Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler cast her vote to impeach President Trump, she betrayed the will of our district.  She showed the radical left that they can manipulate her.”…

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[…] “I chose to live in the Third District in Clark County, because I knew the people here have strong traditional American values. As a result, I felt very betrayed when Representative Beutler chose to reject the facts and her constituents’ will to side with the far left. Now the far left and mainstream media know they can manipulate her.  She cannot defend us or represent us; I cannot sit on the sidelines any longer.  I am seeking the chance to serve you once again.”

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Prior to the election most Americans knew the ‘mail-in’ ballot demand from Democrats was ripe for fraud and manipulation.  With hundreds-of-thousands of ‘mail-in’ ballots at the heart of the 2020 election controversy; and specifically with regional political operatives doing everything they can to block any review of that process; and those regional entities are known to be at the epicenter of previously documented fraud; that prior conception is stark.

The media can dismiss voter fraud as a ‘conspiracy theory‘, but they cannot overlook structural coincidence on this scale.  Maricopa County AZ; Clark County, NV; Atlanta GA; Philadelphia, PA; Madison, WI; Detroit, MI; the list is long.  All of these areas are known to have well documented voter-fraud in the past.  These, and more, have fought hard against any ballot review.

At the 30,000 ft level – Biden voters, actual people voting, did not exceed Trump voters. Which means the current dynamic consists of a minority number of Biden supporters took possession of an election where the majority were dismissed.  There is no reasonable way to reconcile this ever leading to a positive outcome; even with an overwhelming effort by mainstream media to push a narrative, and an effort by big tech to suppress any dissension.  There is just a point where reality is so stark no amount of manipulative spin can compensate for it.

The resulting dynamic is a powder-keg of danger to our constitutional republic; and it will not be resolved simply by the Biden supporter side demanding acceptance.

I’m not sure how this is going to end but we have crossed a horizon here and there is no way for the American people to ever go back to that time when they did not see the strings on the political marionettes.

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Report: U.S. starts shipping equipment out of Afghanistan

Squad of Three Fully Equipped and Armed Soldiers Standing on Hill in Desert Environment in Sunset Light.

The United States has commenced moving equipment out of Afghanistan as it begins to withdraw troops and wind down its longest-ever war, three defense officials told CNN in a Friday report.

One of the officials told the news outlet that the immediate focus is to continue shipping out unnecessary equipment and supplies that will neither be destroyed nor provided to Afghan forces. Equipment deemed to be “obsolete” will be destroyed, the official also said.

Although the withdrawal of personnel will not begin “for a few weeks,” the U.S. will “retain our ability to defend the force and provide support” to Afghan units, the official said.

In order to safeguard U.S. and NATO forces—plus contractors—as they pull out of Afghanistan, the Pentagon has authorized the deployment of hundreds of maritime, air, and land forces to the region, the defense officials told CNN.

Furthermore, the Pentagon also approved maintaining an aircraft carrier in the region, to protect troops with fighter jets as they pull out, CNN mentioned. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the carrier currently stationed in the region, will likely stay put and have its return home delayed, the officials said.

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from the country by September 11 of this year, the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which caused the U.S. to initially invade Afghanistan.

“War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking,” Biden said last week in the White House Treaty Room, the same room from which President George W. Bush had announced the war’s start in October 2001. “It’s time to end the forever war.”

“We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives,” Biden also said. “Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is degraded in Afghanistan and it’s time to end the forever war.”

RELATED: ‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’: Biden announces plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

About 2,500 U.S. troops are posted in Afghanistan, on top of the hundreds of special operations forces.

No more than 1,000 ground troops, under the Defense Department approval, will also be deployed to Afghanistan to offer “force protection” for troops exiting the country, the outlet also reported.

MORE ON AFGHANISTAN: Trump: ‘I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan’

MORE ON AFGHANISTAN: ‘I could not disagree more’: Graham slams Trump’s support of Biden’s proposed U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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National Guard Shooter Wasn’t White…Weird

A 28-year-old man is facing a federal weapons charge in connection to the shots fired at National Guard members in Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk on Monday announced the criminal complaint charging Andrew Thomas with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

BLM thug shoots at National Guard in Minneapolis

Thomas was arrested later Sunday night after police spotted a vehicle that matched the one from the incident near 6th Street South and Cedar Avenue. Squads followed the vehicle and made a felony stop on Bloomington Avenue South where Thomas complied with commands and was taken into custody. A juvenile was also in the vehicle with Thomas.

According to the criminal complaint, the shots-fired incident happened Sunday around 4:20 a.m. near West Broadway Avenue and Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis. National Guard members along with police officers were stationed at the location for a neighborhood security detail as part of Operation Safety Net, in preparation for possible disturbances related to the Derek Chauvin trial.

The charges say that multiple shots were fired from a light-colored SUV at the law enforcement team. One bullet went through the windshield of the vehicle, which held four guardsmen. Two soldiers suffered minor injuries and one of them was treated at a hospital for injuries from shattered glass. Police chased after the suspect vehicle but lost sight of it as it fled toward Robbinsdale.

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The juvenile detained with Thomas at the felony stop on Sunday night told officers that Thomas had a gun in the car. A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the vehicle ultimately turned up two firearms — a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a .22 revolver with an obliterated serial number, as well as ammunition, discharged casings and suspected narcotics.

The 9mm pistol found in the vehicle was later test-fired by authorities. A ballistics analysis was done on the discharged casings comparing them to the casings found in Thomas’ vehicle and at the scene of the shots fired at the National Guard. Preliminary tests indicated that all discharged casings were fired from the same gun.

Thomas, whose Hennepin County booking following his arrest listed his residence as Chicago, Illinois, has a 2017 Minnesota felony conviction for third-degree assault, which makes him ineligible to possess firearms or ammunition.

Thomas made his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday morning and is currently being held in Sherburne County Jail.

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Washington Post Runs Op-Ed By Weapons Manufacturer Board Member Backing The Forever War

The Washington Post ran an opinion editorial arguing in favor of keeping American troops in Afghanistan without disclosing that the author sits on the board for Raytheon, a defense contracting company.

Raytheon has not only made millions of dollars from contracts funded by the U.S. government to train the Afgan air force and pilots, but it also received billions from the United Arab Emirates in a 2019 deal that activated fatal drone attacks in multiple countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Raytheon recently suffered a financial blow when the Biden administration ceased offensive aid to Saudi Arabia instead of offering them “precision-guided munition sales” and announced the removal of troops from Afghanistan.

As noted by the Daily Caller, however, one of the co-authors of the article, Meghan O’Sullivan, was labeled by WaPo as a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, the North American chair of the Trilateral Commission, and the former deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan under George W. Bush. Her bio at the bottom of the article has since been changed to reflect her connection to the defense firm, but no correction notice was given.

O’Sullivan’s op-ed demands President Joe Biden and his administration “minimize the damage” of removing troops from Afghanistan. She claims the area, which has seen U.S. presence for two decades, will become a harbor for terrorists should the U.S. walk away. Not only do O’Sullivan and her co-author claim that it is “wrong to pull troops out of Afghanistan,” but they also argue that “American attention and resources,” which could involve Raytheon, are necessary no matter what.

“Even without any ground troops there, Afghanistan will still warrant American attention and resources, given history, our responsibility to the Afghan people and the security risks involved,” the article reads.

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2 wounded in Army helicopter crash in Alabama

On Tuesday a pair of individuals were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed at a training base in southern Alabama, military officials said, according to the Associated Press.

Fort Rucker officials, according to the AP report, stated in a press release that the “aviation mishap” involved a UH-72 Lakota helicopter during flight training. The crash occurred at Fort Rucker’s Brown Stagefield heliport near New Brockton.

Officials at Fort Rucker, the Army’s primary training center for helicopter pilots, did not immediately release information about what could have caused the incident, which occurred Tuesday morning, according to Coffee County officials cited by the WDHN station.

While both of those aboard the helicopter were evacuated for medical treatment, no fatalities were reported, according to the AP. The aircraft also suffered damage.

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