KEN COLEMAN WANTS YOU TO FIND PURPOSE IN YOUR WORK AND LIFE Ken is part of the Dave Ramsey team and his new book is right on time as people are in flux because of covid. If you are one of those who is miserable at your current job but not sure where to find something that fits better, you need to buy his new book From Paycheck to Purpose by clicking here. I'll talk to Ken at 1:15 today.
MIKE ROSEN IS BACK FOR ROSEN AT THE MOVIES And we are reviewing The Jungle Cruise with Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson and I'm not sure what else but it's happening at 2!
JEFFCO WANTS TO KEEP PARENTS FROM KNOWING IF THEIR CHILD MAY BE TRANSGENDER JeffCo Schools has a policy about how to deal with children who may present with gender dysphoria issues. In elementary school, they are told to inform parents of the issue so appropriate measures can be taken. But IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, that all changes. Teachers are clearly instructed to HIDE FROM PARENTS any signs that their child may be struggling with gender dysphoria. Why? Because somewhere between 5th and 6th grade parents go from loving, caring parents who need to know if their child is having an issue to hateful beasts who will kick those same children out now if they are transgender. From the guide:
“In some cases, notifying parents/guardians carries risks for the student, such as being kicked out of the home,” the guide reads. “Prior to notification of any parent/guardian or guardian regarding the transition process, school staff should work closely with the student to assess the degree, if any, the parent/guardian will be involved in the process and must consider the health, well-being, and safety of the student in transition.”
Got that? The teachers are going to talk to the 11, 12 and 13 year old CHILDREN and let THEM decide how much to involve their parents in decisions that can lead to permanent harm and disfigurement. This is the STATED POLICY of JeffCo. They are coming for your children. But that's not all. Read this:
“Reduce or eliminate the practice of segregating students by gender. In situations where students are segregated by gender, such as for health education classes, students should be included in the group that corresponds to their gender identity,”
So now a boy, with boy parts, who believes he is a girl, can go to health class and learn about the periods they will never have and how to take care of themselves with parts they don't have. This is madness and insanity and has to stop.
CDOT IS LYING TO TRAFFIC APPS TO CONTROL WHERE WE DRIVE And I am not the least bit surprised because of course they do. Now we have emails from CDOT employees to prove that they are lying about passes being closed and other stuff to keep us where they want us. Of course they did.
WANT TO GO TO A CONCERT IN DENVER? You might have to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. At least at venues owned by AEG, which includes these venues:
In Colorado, AEG operates the 1st Bank Center, Broomfield; the Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theater and Mission Ballroom, all in Denver; Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Greenwood Village; and the Gothic Theater in Englewood.
AEG says they are also encouraging mask wearing. Encourage all you want. I'll pass.
THE BLUE WALL OF SILENCE COSTS ONE OFFICER HER JOB The Aurora Police Officer who did not report her partner after he allegedly used excessive force on a suspect (I say allegedly because he hasn't been convicted but the body cam footage looks very bad for him) has now been fired.
JOE BIDEN RUINED OUR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND IS NOW BEGGING DICTATORS FOR MORE OIL The Biden Administration announced Wednesday that we need more oil, but instead of embracing drill, baby, drill, they went with hat in hand to the collection of dictators who run OPEC+ and begged them to pump more oil. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board used this quote from the Administration:
“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic,” Mr. Sullivan’s statement said. “While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough.”
They are also kind enough to share with us what the Biden Admin has done to raise the cost of oil and gas dramatically since he got inaugurated just seven months ago.
But since taking office, the Biden Administration has killed the Keystone XL pipeline to transport oil from Canada and the Bakken Shale to Gulf Coast refiners;canceled oil leasing in Alaska; suspended oil leases on federal land,even after a court ruled the moratorium illegal; increased fuel-mileage standards for cars, which favors electric vehicles; and invoked the Endangered Species Act as part of a strategy to reduce drilling on private land in the West. No doubt we’re missing something.
But no mean tweets, amiright?
THE TEACHERS UNIONS CONTROL OF SCHOOL BOARDS FAILED KIDS MISERABLY LAST YEAR And the test scores show that black and brown children were hurt far worse than their white and asian counterparts. This editorial lays out the why and who and if your kid was home all last year, please blame the unions because they did it. My girl's charter school was in session THE ENTIRE YEAR last year and no one died. Just saying.
PARENTS, PLEASE CALM DOWN ABOUT KIDS AND COVID This article by a primary care physician is FANTASTIC and she really lays out how covid is not the scary monster for kids that it is for the elderly. If you are nervous about school, read this.
IF YOU'VE GOT A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM GET A BOOSTER SHOT NOW But if you're a 20 something perfectly health person, please just don't. It's wasteful. Save it for those who really really need it. Read more here.
DADS PACKING FOR VACATION This is very, very real in our house.
AND NOW, MOZART ON THE BANJO BECAUSE WHY NOT
THE TEXAS TRIBUNE OFF BY A SCOCHE ON CHILD HOSPITALIZATIONS By about 5,000 kids. The paper said that since July 1st a whopping 5,800 children were hospitalized since July 1st, when in reality the number was 783. That's quite the correction.
THE BORDER IS A DISASTER SAYS BIDEN'S SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY And unfortunately he said to someone who rolled tape. That's not all he said, and you can read it all here, but don't let anyone tell you the Biden Admin doesn't know what's happening at the southern border right now. They totally do and they are letting it happen.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DOG JINX! She is three today and is about to be a Cover Dog because of my friend Tracy Miller's gorgeous portrait of her. She now has one more Colorado magazine cover than I do.