'Y'all are a bunch of children!' Fed-up parent shames anti-maskers during contentious school board meeting
A fed-up parent attending his child's school board meeting this week shamed parents who came to the meeting to rage against the district's mask policy.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports that this week's Peninsula School Board was once again filled with tirades from anti-mask parents who denounced the district's mask policy for students as "socialist," "Marxist" and "mind-control."
After giving the parents time to vent, Board Member Deb Krishnadasan reminded them of why they were keeping the mask mandate for students, as a repeal of mask rules in Kittitas County, Washington earlier this year led to such a surge in COVID-19 cases that schools nearly had to be shut down entirely.
"Bottom line, masks are mandatory and they are helping keep our schools safe and open," she explained.
Not every parent was there to attack the school board, however.
One man, who only identified himself as Eric and who said he had a child at a local elementary school, thanked the board for trying to keep staff members safe from the virus.
"I don't want them to get sick, and I don't want them to die like some of my friends at work have," the man said.
He then turned his attention to the anti-maskers in the audience, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
"Y'all are a bunch of children over minor inconveniences when more than half a million people have died," he said, which resulted in shouts from anti-maskers. "Sorry I get a little passionate about this. I just want my kid to be safe."
‘Turn yourself in’: Gabby Petito’s family, attorney urge Brian Laundrie to surrender as FBI manhunt continues
NEW YORK — Gabby Petito’s family and their attorney urged her missing fiancé Tuesday to surrender to authorities and end a massive manhunt that has drawn nationwide attention following the woman’s mysterious death this summer. Attorney Richard Stafford also told reporters at a Long Island news conference that Petito’s parents do not expect the family of Brian Laundrie to cooperate with the investigation. Laundrie, who was on a cross-country trip with Petito when she disappeared, is considered a “person of interest” in her homicide. “The Laundries did not help us find Gabby. They’re sure not go...
Former press secretary Stephanie Grisham's tell-all book titled, "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House," sheds light on what really happened behind closed doors on the West Wing. The 352-page book recounts a number of jaw-dropping moments; here are some of Grisham's most mind-boggling claims.
1. Trump told Putin he was only acting tough for the camera
During his 2019 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Donald Trump tried to maintain a public facade of power and confidence when the cameras were rolling. But behind closed doors, things were a bit different. Grisham, who was the White House Press Secretary at the time, had a front-row seat to see their interactions, the Washington Post reports.
According to Grisham, Trump attempted to maintain a firm front with Putin "for the camera." He reportedly insisted that the tone of the conversation would change once the cameras were gone.
"Okay, I'm going to act a little tougher with you for a few minutes," je said, according to Grisham. "But it's for the cameras, and after they leave, we'll talk. You understand."
However, Grisham noted Putin was actually the one dominating the discussions behind closed doors.
2. A "litany of misdeeds" by the 45th president
Per the Washington Post:
"Her 352-page book — obtained by The Washington Post — alleges a litany of misdeeds by the 45th president: from ogling a young female staffer to orchestrating lies for the public, to attempting to ban the news media from the White House compound. It also gives a rare firsthand look at Melania Trump, who craved her privacy, and a blow-by-blow of how she wound up wearing that "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" jacket."
3. Trump's "terrifying" temper
Facing stark criticism and "relentlessly negative" media coverage, Trump reportedly became increasingly frustrated with Grisham. According to The New York Times, once she realized that his angry outbursts weren't just reserved for the media, she began having second thoughts about her position.
"When I began to see how his temper wasn't just for shock value or the cameras," Grisham writes, "I began to regret my decision to go to the West Wing."
4. A colonoscopy without anesthesia
At one point in the book, Grisham shared details about Trump's previously unreportedcolonoscopy which he claimed to have undergone without anesthesia. According to Grisham, the former president opted against anesthesia because he viewed it as a sign of weakness. NY Times reporter Nick Confessore, Grisham also claims Trump "called her in to defend his penis size, and required another aide to play him the song 'Memory' from 'Cats' to calm him down."
5. Melania Trump wasn't thrilled about being compared to the late Queen of France Marie Antoinette
After an excerpt of the book leaked, Melania Trump's office released a statement reacting to a passage that compared her to Antoinette.
"The intent behind this book is obvious," Melania Trump's office said in a statement. "It is an attempt to redeem herself after a poor performance as press secretary, failed personal relationships, and unprofessional behavior in the White House. Through mistruth and betrayal, she seeks to gain relevance and money at the expense of Mrs. Trump."
6. Everyone had an "expiration date" with Trump
Officials working for the Trump administration often went above and beyond to do the former president's bidding. However, their efforts were rarely ever enough. According to Grisham, everyone eventually struck a nerve with Trump. In fact, Confessore reports that Grisham even described members of the administration as "bottles of milk with expiration dates."
"The truth was that pretty much everyone eventually wore out their welcome with the president," Ms. Grisham writes. "We were bottles of milk with expiration dates." The former press secretary added, "I should have spoken up more."
7. Of course, Trump isn't happy about Grisham's book at all
A spokesperson for the former president also released a statement sharing the former president's critical reaction to the book. "This book is another pitiful attempt to cash in on the President's strength and sell lies about the Trump family," said Trump's spokeswoman Liz Harrington.
The book is set to be released on Tuesday, October 5.
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