By Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University. In the past, kids couldn't wait to get their driver's licenses. Now? Not so much. Jenn Huls Teens aren’t what they used to be. The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time jobs. And as…
Oath Keeper leader's estranged wife releases photographic evidence of his 'elaborate escape tunnels'
Tasha Adams, the estranged wife of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, is providing photographic evidence of the "elaborate escape tunnels" he allegedly constructed in their backyard.
On Wednesday, a federal magistrate judge cited Adams' testimony about the escape tunnels in an order denying Rhodes bond on seditious conspiracy and other charges related to the Capitol insurrection.
A short time later, Adams posted photos corroborating her testimony.
"Folks if you ever feel tempted to rent a backhoe and dig escape tunnels in the backyard of your rental house, keep in mind it may back to haunt you if you later attempt to overthrow the US government," Adams wrote.
"This isn't even the tunnel system I was talking about," Adams added, clarifying that the photos actually showed a "training hole" that was "less elaborate."
"I might have pics of the real thing somewhere, my daughters used them as a playhouse," she wrote.
Another Twitter user asked Adams about her statement that it was a "rental house," inquiring whether the landlord was also a member of the Oath Keepers.
"(I)f not bet they're pissed," the person wrote.
"Yes. He thought it wasn't a bad idea," Adams responded, referring to the landlord.
In a related twist, Rhodes reportedly claimed in court that at the time of his arrest by the FBI on Jan. 13, he was living with his girlfriend, Kellye SoRelle, who is now serving as acting director of the Oath Keepers.
However, contacted by BuzzFeed News' Ken Bensinger, SoRelle reportedly denied the two are in a relationship.
"She (SoRelle) conjectures that he may have told the court that in a bid to get released to her house," Bensinger reported.
"I think Stewart just wanted to have a place to stay," SoRelle reportedly told Bensinger.
And @That_Girl_Tasha brings the receipts pic.twitter.com/hhkYqs7NX8— Capitol Terrorists Exposers (@Capitol Terrorists Exposers) 1643245889
Oath Keeper relationship news: \n\nAccording to a federal magistrate, Stewart Rhodes "is currently in a relationship with Kellye SoRelle" and attempts by the court to reach @kellyesorelle "were unsuccessful"pic.twitter.com/ftu6W3QC4P— Ken Bensinger (@Ken Bensinger) 1643240258
Iowa parents sue school over students' racist video where they wore blackface and conducted a mock execution
On Wednesday, TV6 News reported that parents in Pleasant Valley, Iowa are suing their local school district over a racist video involving local students that appeared on TikTok two years ago.
"The video, which TV6 will not air or post, shows two white teenagers. One of whom is dressed in a blackface mask, while the other pretends to beat him. The video goes along to background music that repeats racial slurs," reported Darby Sparks. "In the end, the teenager pretends to shoot the one in blackface execution style. Now, parents of a Black Pleasant Valley student are suing for emotional damage after they say the student was made aware of the video."
According to the report, "The petition goes on to say that the school failed to provide a safe environment for students by not giving a punishment for the video. It further states that the child of the Plaintiffs suffered from fear of 'immediate physical harm and/or injury' because of the video. Now, the parents state they want compensation for the damages the video caused due to the lack of action the district took."
The school has reportedly not commented on the matter yet.
In recent years, racist incidents by school students around the country have drawn attention. Last December, parents in a Seattle area school were forced to withdraw their child into remote learning after he was repeatedly called the N-word. Teachers, too, have come under scrutiny; in one viral video out of a school in North Carolina, a teacher complained he couldn't use the N-word while blurting it out in class with a Black student next to him.
You can watch the original report here.
Texas GOP candidate falsely claims school cafeterias are lowering tables to accommodate student 'furries'
Michelle Evans, a Republican candidate for the Texas State House of Representatives, is bizarrely accusing local schools of lowering cafeteria seats to accommodate student "furries."
Texas Monthly reports that Evans made the claim in response to a separate false right-wing claim about schools accommodating furries by placing litter boxes in school bathrooms.
"Cafeteria tables are being lowered in certain Round Rock Independent School District middle and high schools to allow 'furries' to more easily eat without utensils or their hands (ie, like a dog eats from a bowl)," she wrote on Twitter this week.
However, Texas Monthly reached out to Round Rock ISD, and a spokesperson told them that they are not altering their cafeterias to accommodate children who identify as animals.
"This is not happening," the spokesperson explained. "Our tables don’t even have the option of lowering."
Evans nonetheless defended her decision to post false information about the school district and she said she was "merely relaying information" she'd heard from another parent.