Cooper's Eye on the Left: Elizabeth Warren finds her people

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Elizabeth Warren finds her people

March 11th, 2019 by Clint Cooper in Opinion Free Press

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, speaks in front of a rock at an organizing event in Las Vegas last month.

Photo by John Locher

Tribe says it will have her

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has found her Indian tribe, if she'll have them.

An unrecognized "mixed-blood" tribe in Oregon, which requires only one ancestor who was a Native American or an indigenous person for admittance, has invited her to join, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Warren, who was assisted several times in her career because she listed herself as Native American, attempted to prove her Indian bona fides late last year by taking a DNA test. But the results showed her to be as little as 1/1024th Indian, less than the average American might expect to be.

Una Nation was formed in 2000 by people not meeting the bloodline requirements of other tribes.

"We're granting her, as a gift, enrollment in the Una Nation ," said tribe King Richard II, the First of Ziwahatan. "When she's asked next if she's a member of the tribe, hopefully she'll be able to say proudly she's a member of the Una Nation, who accept me for who I am."

Warren has not commented on the invitation, but she has apologized for releasing the DNA test and for making claims of her Indian ancestry.

"All I know is," she said, "during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family's stories, but family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship. This is why I have apologized."

 

Transgender story time

"I have a girl brain but a boy body," said a line in the book read to 50 kindergarten students at Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, for "National Day of School and Community Readings" event last week.

The event was sponsored by the National Education Association and the Human Rights Campaign, which claims there are hundreds of thousands of children who identify as transgender. It was not clear how many transgender kindergartners were alleged to be in the class, or if any were at all, but a Human Rights Campaign spokeswoman said the book was chosen to help teach children to be respectful to all of their classmates.

The book is about an individual's experiences as a transgender teen and was read to the students by a transgender activist.

When many people are still finding themselves well into adulthood, talk about a group of confused kindergartners.

Reportedly, parents were notified by a letter of the story-time subject and could opt out their child from attending.

What are your students hearing at sponsored reading days at their schools?

 

Dragging the line

Just days before a Customs and Border Protection report showed illegal border crossing arrests are at their highest since 2008, drag queens in South Texas gathered in Brownsville to show there is no border crisis whatsoever and to host a No Border Wall Drag Protest.

Beatrix Lestrange, outfitted in a choker with studs, a red wig, a multicolored dress and black pumps, told cheering and applauding watchers gathered in a semi-circle at the event that they would "try to bring joy, positivity [and] drag culture to whatever this is." At that, she pointed to the border wall behind her. "Who's ready to have a political time?"

The Rio Grande Valley drag queens said they would donate whatever money they raised from their protest — you pay to attend a protest? — to LGBTQ asylum seekers. While authorities have been able to identify a number of criminals coming across the border, no count of LGBTQ asylum seekers has been made.

A professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was among those with his eyes on the drag queens. The show, he said, exemplifies how the Rio Grande Valley is the United States at its finest.

You can't make up this stuff.

 

Royal to find itself

The newest expected English royal apparently will determine its own gender.

Duchess of Sussex mom-to-be Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, reported by Vanity Fair, say they plan to take a "gender fluid" approach to raising their child, which reports have said is a boy.

"Meghan," the report says, quoting a source, "has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby. Her exact word was fluid. She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won't be imposing any stereotypes.

The pair supposedly is planning a gender-neutral nursery in whites and grays — not blues or pinks — and want to raise the child without gender stereotyping.

"This seems to be in line with Meghan's ideas about how to raise children," the report says.

So if you're planning to send the royals a baby present, good luck, although a kilt might work on both sides of the street.

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