1) Colorado is dropping the use of the term “sex offenders” claiming that it’s a negative term. Hell yeah, it’s negative. CBS Local reports:
The way sex offenders are labeled is changing in Colorado. The board that sets state standards voted today to change the term “sex offenders” to reflect so-called “person-first” language.
The Sex Offender Management Board, which is made up of everyone from public defenders to prosecutors, sets standards and guidelines for treatment providers so the new terminology will only be used in that context. It doesn’t change the term sex offender in law or the criminal justice system but some worry it’s a step in that direction.
“I’m involved today after hearing that it would be improper or offensive in some manner for me to refer to the man who raped me, as a sex offender.”
A rape survivor, Kimberly Corbin is among those who spoke out against changing the term sex offender to something less stigmatizing, saying labels based on traits people can’t control is one thing, “It’s very, very damaging for those who people who are labeled when it has to do with gender, race, sexuality, ability, but those are not their choices, the biggest thing for me is these are choices that sex offenders make.”
2) Ron DeSantis just put Disney in its place with anti-vax-mandate law:
Disney is pausing the enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Florida in response to the state’s enactment of a law placing several restrictions and requirements on companies that mandate vaccines for employees, according to an internal memo obtained by The Epoch Times.
Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Gov. Ron DeSantis, said that it would be in Disney’s best interest—as well as other Florida-based companies—to comply with the law.
“Disney has amended its vaccination policy to comply with Florida law,” she said in an emailed statement. “We expect that all companies in Florida will likewise follow the law signed by Gov. DeSantis yesterday. Nobody should lose his, or her, job over COVID mandates.”
3) The Democrats are drowning in a tsunami of Republican votes. Newt Gingrinch writes:
You may think I am exaggerating about a tsunami-like anti-Democrat wave, but consider recent evidence.
ationally, the polling has been increasingly bad for Democrats. A generic ballot is a question of whether you are more likely to vote for one party or the other.
On Nov. 7, the Suffolk University/USA Today poll showed an 8% generic advantage for Republicans (46-38) in congressional voting and 38% approval for President Biden. On Nov. 11, the ABC News/Washington Post poll showed a 10% Republican generic advantage (51-41). On Nov. 16, Rasmussen reported a 13-point generic gap (51-38).
As Rasmussen reported:
“The 13-point edge for Republicans in the latest poll is larger than Democrats enjoyed at any time during the 2018 midterm campaign, due both to greater GOP partisan intensity and a wide advantage among independents. While 89% of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s candidate, only 77% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 48% would vote Republican and 26% would vote Democrats, with another 17% undecided.”