From the article: "Meanwhile, panellists in the Maru poll had little sympathy for those participating in the vaccine mandate protests, with 64% saying they believe democracy is threatened by the demonstrations, which should end immediately."
"Only 20% fully support the demonstrators...58% believe truckers participating in the protests who refuse to disperse should face fines and potential jail terms of up to two years, while 66% said anyone aiding and abetting the protests should be subject to the same penalties."
Don't let the fact that Batya believes you won't click through to read the article fool you. Canadians do not support the Freedom Convoy.
Honestly, I am so tired of blue check media elites like Batya (God, I love this game), who lives in another country and will never be affected by what happens up here in Canada, lie to people like me about what's happening in our own backyard.
This is what epistemic closure looks like. Presented with Trudeau's low approval ratings, the *only* way she knew to make sense of it was that of course Canadians must support the convoy.

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Feb 15
New from @PENamerica: So far this year, 102 Educational Gag Orders (aka anti-CRT bills) have been introduced by state lawmakers, and a total of 112 are currently under consideration.

And more and more, they are targeting LGBTQ-related speech.…
@PENamerica You've heard of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Oklahoma's SB 1654 bars schools from using any books that "make as their primary subject the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues or recreational sexualization." Image
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Hegel sounds totally insufferable. Image
For those asking, it’s from this.…
Ok you baying pack of merciless Hegel stans, you win. Here’s a little verse Heine wrote about Hegel to honor your victory.

Life in this world’s a fragmented business.
Our German professor will give me assistance.
He knows how to whip the whole thing into order,
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Now that I a) have a Politico Pro account; and b) am on strike, I find myself searching for all kinds of crazy language in bills. Right now I'm kind obsessed with this genre of ed bills, which essentially require schools to use material from rightwing orgs.

[SC HB 3002]
This is another one I flagged a few days ago. Lots more like this.

The other genre of bill I search for now and then are the ones that oh-so-cleverly try to smuggle religious proselytizing into public schools. Like Oklahoma SB 1161.
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@kmele has Rufo dead to rights here. Not only that, but Rufo is also flat-out lying about the bills (or else is spectacularly ignorant about what they say). Because MANY of the bills explicitly prohibit CRT as a discipline. For instance...1/
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I hate to say it, but you’re about to witness a real time experiment in media bias. On the same day that Shapiro gets out on leave, a public college prof is being fired for protected speech. The politics of the two cases are totally opposite. Will the response from media be too?
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It’s part of a larger purge at Collin College of dissenting voices.…
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How is he so ignorant about this stuff? Is it just that he doesn’t bother reading the bills? Is it really just as simple as that?
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