Sunday, April 21, 2024

MY RANT: What they really want BY: VIOLET

 

 

If y’all are thinking about buying apartment complexes and fixing them up. Perhaps, you should ask yourself who’ll you’ll be housing. Yea, that. You don’t get rich off of vouchers, but prices are so high you won’t get rich off of young people who can’t afford it either. They'll likely leave owing you something. Not to mention court procedures and damages, if you end up with those. And who cares about their credit right now? 
Think about it… we have families paying weekly rent at motels, but they can’t get approved for rent. And they’re the ones not sleeping in their car.

The motels I'm seeing usually aren’t owned by Americansđź‘€ either, so there goes that money. 
I took my kids to Florida in the 90’s I realized then … most of the hotels and memorabilia shops were not owned and operated by Americans. 
What politicians never bothered telling Americans is they were entitled to the same business loan offered to these immigrants. I guess the difference would be… the immigrants researched… read the criteria and claimed the business loan. Isn’t it nice schools never taught our children this? Isn’t it nice our teachers want to get them involved in protests that offer no career opportunity but avoid telling them business strategies they have access to?
Oh yea…, those people with the motels and hotels and gift shops have family teaching your kidsđź‘€ in school and in our universities. Find out how many are American nationals when you pay your extreme tuition next time… you’ll see where your money is going. You'll see how many are teaching love of this country. 

If you want to know where American values went…. Lemme help you ..., We sold it…. Bit by bit… to anyone who hated what we stood for. And to top it all off…. Your demented president opened our borders for everyone who hates us to come on in. Think you’re safe now?
Personally, I think the men on January 6th had a much better chance at stopping the infiltration than these sleeping giants who post memes.  These guys went to make a stand for America and Americans let them down. This was no insurrection. It was a protest that the polls had been manipulated and Trump was president. I’m sorry… I saw three cars in a parking lot beeping their horn for Biden while he’s hanging out with his ducks who probably had to wear masks too. I’ll never believe it was a fair election and I will never believe in the system again. Do electoral votes mean anything anymore? I’ll never believe it wasn’t instigated by the left.  I’m sorry I just can’t.

The one thing I know I saw…. Was this tall man probably between 50-60 years old. Gray hair looked like it was pulled back in a small ponytail… very tall, noticeably tall… with a long black jacket. He was standing in the yard of the couple who were charged for bearing arms after rioters tried to loiter and harass them at their home. Remember them? How did they get prosecuted, yet the violence brought to their doorstep wasn’t?
Anyways, this same man … was walking in the front of those who walked in on January 6th. As though he were their friend. 
When I posted something about it. I noticed the clips were removed and I have yet to find any… I haven’t looked real deep though.
Surely, someone has access to clips that can put the old guy in both places…. I’m sure nothing will happen to him but… he needs to be displayed so people see him coming.
And if you ask me…. That’s the guy orchestrating this stuff. The riots, the protests… the burning down of cities… I’m telling you he has a lot to do with it. Find him and I bet you cut the head off the snake. But that’s just my opinion🤷‍♀️
So, while you are being pushed to buy apartment complexes and restore them…. Try questioning why they’re pushing it so hard right now and then maybe…. You’ll make the government pay for their housing with what we’re giving them instead of putting ourselves out there for us to be … branded…    * low income housing* therefore you get vouchers. Imagine that! The same money you have to give them🤷‍♀️  

The more educated this world gets… the less common sense they use. But… that’s just my opinion too ~sigh~



Saturday, October 29, 2022

TAKE A BREAK By: Violet

This isn't something I would normally do but sometimes.... you experience something that you want to share. It touches you. We have all had that moment where we just want to get away. We just NEED to get away and we end up somewhere in a hotel or motel that you most likely went to five times before because it was 'familiar' and you're wondering why you ended up there again.

Then you get that vision while the kids are jumping up and down on the bed beside you. You know wgat I'm talking about, the vision where you are sitting on a private beach looking over the water at the setting sun. A place where the kids aren't in the bed next to you and let's add a balcony where you can stand on it under the full moon with your partner close by and the wind lifting your hair. Yes! That would be the ideal getaway!  The children catching fiddler crabs on the shore or maybe some kayaking for the older kids. Something to keep them busy while you remember what it was like to just.... enjoy the moment.

And even now, with the weather change and fall foliage is all around there should be a homey feeling in the place you'd like to get away to, so fire up the fireplace and enjoy your home away from home. With the 65th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival just ahead and only 50,000 people plus) come out for wine tastings, oyster tastings and various different events, if you buy a VIP pass I believe you get 10%off there. Then comes the holidays.... it's time to find that place and there's not much time left! And I know just where you could go for that old fashioned Thanksgiving or that good old country Christmas 

I'm going to give you the link to a place that I know personally will offer you peace, entertainment and tranquility for you and the whole family. Click on it and check out this escape where you and your family deserve to break away to. And he promised me if you mention my name he will give you a 10% discount. Oh happy day!

I call it Brightwater

Airbnb: Vacation Rentals, Cabins, Beach Houses, Unique Homes & Experiences

Saturday, August 20, 2022

MY RANT: Blinded By The Dark: Medication time

   


The days of old my friends have passed and quite frankly, the new generation doesn't seem to comprehend that everything costs something. I never understood how adults could want less freedom than a child would. Ask a child...any child...'would you like more rules that keep you inside and away from all the fun things you like?', and that child would most assuredly tell you they would like less rules so they could run and play and not worry about stranger danger but just be a kid. Yet here we are watching adults demand more rules when they don't even follow the ones, they have already voted in. 

     People get frustrated with me when I talk to them about seat belts laws or smoking laws and now, we are looking at infringements on every aspect of our freedoms. Sometimes if you take baby steps you can get a lot further than running so fast that people notice you and stop you along the way. That's what has been happening for years with our lawmakers. Bit by bit we have surrendered.  I get it, we hate when something causes harm to a loved one but changing laws every time something happens doesn't make it any better. It still happens and people hardly even go to jail for it nowadays anyways. Accountability has been thrown to the wayside.  Perhaps changing people might help though.  Something tells me I'd rather be blinded by the Light than the dark and I am afraid that this darkness has fallen upon many.

     Now, let's look at why.... some psychotropics to alter one's mind are being prescribed like candy. Statistics show that 1 out of every 6 Americans is on some kind of anxiety medicine. Imagine that folks! That many people think they can't handle life. I hate to be the barer of bad news, but life can stink sometimes. That's the way it works but the new generation is mind weakened by drugs.

     Then we have the population of people who statistics can't even seem to zero in on.... the underworld drug world... the synthetic drugs being the most fatal and causing nearly 92,000 deaths in 2020 and the rest who use, you can find in almost any type of household, no family is immune, yet our borders sit wide open for more illegals to bring in more drugs that will destroy the lives of our children and grandchildren. Addiction takes hold of them and only the strong will overcome its powers. Many will become a part of the increase of those 92,000 deaths. And yet, we welcome the darkness in.

     So, now we have the next group of lost in space and don't be offended if you find yourself here. Remember, I didn't put you here, you did. Alcohol is not your friend, even though you may think otherwise. Take it from someone who doesn't drink. There's nothing pretty about anyone intoxicated. And yea, I know you think that they are laughing with you. But darling, they're laughing at you. I can't comprehend it really because I have always had the desire to know what was going on in my surroundings and I am glad I am that type. Shucks, I have a hard enough time trying to remember where my keys are without clouding my busy brain with things that could only make it worse.

Now that you see that more than half this country is medicated, either by physician or self-administered drugs, which includes alcohol then perhaps you see why we're in the mess we're in. I get it, some folks are in real need. Most are being pacified..... You can be compassionate without being enabling. And one can be happy without something that overshadows their true ability to reach happiness but the choice to do so must be made. I personally, would advise that you include God on that venture. Should the time come where you can no longer carry on.... lucky for you there will still be One set of footprints in the sand. Yes, He will carry you through.

     With that being said, maybe that's why people haven't noticed the empty shelves and the high gas prices. You see, that doesn't affect them, small fees for bus fare to the food bank line and they really don't have to worry about it. Except for perhaps if people who expect you to work are elected in..... then there's a danger. A danger of not getting everything you want from a system that can't afford it and then offering it to the ones who brought your child or grandchild's fatal overdose into this country. I mean you'd have to be on drugs to think this is okay. You'd have to be on drugs to vote for anyone who steals freedoms from Americans and thinks handouts will make up for our rights that are being stolen away. The days of old have surely passed my friends, heroism has been tossed by the wayside and pansy~ism has become a real word.

     In closing, I merely want to point out that no one is promised tomorrow and the only day you can truly be sure you have made a difference is today and each day you get the opportunity to live after that. The world has gone mad, people dwell on grudges and bitterness and hold on to things that aren't holding them up. If you ask me, it's time to put the clip boards away and tell these crybabies to "suck it up, Buttercup". Because the sea sometimes has waves and if you don't learn how to ride them... you're going to get sucked into the sea...... that's just the way it is.

 And Americans...We The People already understand this....it's helping the medicated to comprehend, which is the true task that lies ahead.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

MY RANT: IT'S A POSITIVE THING BY: VIOLET

   
It's been a while since I have written. In fact, it has been quite a while since I have been inspired to write. The battles of life can sometimes be consuming and catching up on the news is impossible unless of course you enjoy people screaming the same old rhetoric into their microphones. No wonder our young adult's stopped listening. There is nothing to hear. Who cares if rights are being infringed upon and our Country can't afford 'entitlements' to illegal immigrants? Just do it, right?
I have seen a whole lot of ne'er do wells who blame everybody and their brother to excuse why they can't. When the truth is they won't. They choose not to and then stand with their hand out like the working class can afford to feed them. This is the NOW America. Not the one I am used to living in and not the one I want my grandchildren being raised in.
     There was a time when work was the norm not the enemy. Work provided a roof over your head, electricity communications and other niceties that we wouldn't have otherwise. Yet, everybody wants a job and nobody wants to work. Or at least it often times seems that way. But as I mentioned earlier...recently I have been truly inspired. Two young adults with their own set of trials are students where I go for all of my procedures. They are perhaps the last that will be working with me, and this trial could not have ended on a more positive note.
     Each is very different from the other .... Blake and Vanessa. It's been quite uplifting to watch as they learn and to be a part of it is exciting too! We have a tendency to watch what is on the news. We watch the negatives and the more we promote it the more widespread it becomes. Perhaps, we should look at those who are working hard to set the stage of success. I will not delve into their personal lives or tell you much of what I have learned about them, but I do wish to tell you what they have taught me. 
      It doesn't matter how diverse you are from someone else; it doesn't matter that your trial is different from their trial. What matters is that two people who want to find success are willing to work together and make the environment comfortable and enjoyable so that their minds are clear to take in the knowledge they are there to acquire and still make it a pleasant day.
     As I close, I encourage anyone who knows someone taking life seriously, whether they are working at a trade, an assembly line or a college student. Stop and take time out to tell them they are doing great and encourage them of the possibilities. And as for those you pass who don't have that drive......perhaps you could be their driving force. We see the negatives all the time.....isn't it time we recognize the positives? Who knows? It could do a world of good. ~sigh~

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Coming To America: When Socialists Rule




 Alas for me, here I sit once again writing what I have already written once this morning. I can thank Facebook for their socialist beliefs since they can censor the American people. Why we tolerate it is beyond me. Yet we do.

And talk about silencing the people look at Baby-face Trudeau, the kid whose first law he enacted was that sixteen year olds could have anal sex. Now, that's something to be proud of. I studied human services counseling and I have my own opinions of this man and since opinions are not facts, you draw your own conclusions but here's my take on it.

We have all heard about the "Save the Children" organization that has been working diligently to save our children from being sold for deviant purposes. That's right, we all remember the Epstein tragedy which has suddenly been put in the back of the headlines, but we remember. We remember well. Am I proposing that Trudeau was one of them? Not exactly .....  but I do wonder if he was one of the children since anal sex appears to be on his mind. And it appears to be one of the first laws he enacted.

Now, back to silencing the people. Every time I have written something freehand on Facebook they have sent an error message and deleted it. The only error is that someone bigger than us wants to shut us up and WE are the American people, at least for now. So, I will use my constitutional right until it is stripped from me and then I will either be beheaded or imprisoned because I don't know how NOT to voice my opinions. And if you think I am going to an extreme by saying this.... well, let's take a look at the truckers and how their rights are being stripped from them. No right to protest or they'll be arrested. No right to funds donated to them because Babyface wants to control them and their every move. Perhaps that is because he never had control while on the island or perhaps, he was brain washed into thinking he was a tzar. Who knows? but the fact is he received a call from his surrogate granddaddy, Sleepy Joe who demanded he do something and so Baby-face did just as he asked. MY point, if an American President would encourage this kind of act, then that would mean he supports this kind of act. Don't be fooled folks, this is not a coincidence. See, it was probably about 2019 when I realized I had accepted a friend request from a Canadian soldier who stated that the election would change America. I immediately deleted him after I saw how he shared my Rant and used it as an opportunity as to how they would overtake the conservative views. I didn't stop to think.... How does he know? Now, I guess we all know but we still want to know how he knew.

I could go on and on, but I am not trying to lose your attention, I am hoping I capture it. The time is at hand folks, Communism is at our doorstep and sitting in our house awaiting the demise of America as we know it? The Superpower looked like anything but ... when Joe Biden allowed our Americans to remain in Afghanistan. If you think Sleepy Joe cares about American citizens, you might want to ask those left behind. You may even want to look at the photos of him fondling little girls in front of cameras. Lord only knows how bad it got behind the scenes. I'd love to hear from them. Wouldn't you? This my friends IS an indication that if he hasn't visited Epstein's Island he still would have fit right in. Don't look at me, look at the photos. And while you are surfing the net, do yourself a favor and look up communism and Marxism and see if all these rules you are being forced to follow are truly the American way. It's Coming to America folks and it's up to Americans to stop it before it happens.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

MY RANT: Segregation or My Imagination?


 Do you see what I see? Or I am simply lost in a world where things can only be seen by those who visit the world of imagination? I have oft times wondered about myself and I have always still tried to be me regardless how unconforming I was to society, but I am telling you I see something, and it don't make a lot of sense to me. I'll tell you what I see, and you tell me if I have blended my two worlds together, gone completely mad or if you see it too.
See, it was before me, I can't remember much at all but some of my older friends do and some of them tell me they don't remember much at all either so perhaps we were just children, or our innocence was something I am sure we wish we had never lost. I am not sure which came first the lady who wouldn't move from her seat on the bus or the preacher who marched with a desire for equality, but it happened, and things began to change for the better. There was the demand for equality, no one separated by race or origin. Isn't that what happened? Someone please tell me if I am wrong. I thought that was what happened!
Yet, I sit in front of my television, and I see it! I see it every day. There is race discrimination in college funds and beauty pageants and television. What's going on here? I am at a loss. I thought everything was about unity and equality how did the segregation begin take place all over again? And don't tell me it's not taking place. If television shows have begun to single out any one race, then that my friends, is segregation and help me out here but ..... isn't that why the woman wouldn't get out of her seat on the bus? Because she didn't want to be segregated? Correct me if I am wrong folks. And what about the preacher we just celebrated his life this week .....was his death in vain? Didn't he demand equality? How did everyone fall back into segregation?
 It doesn't matter how they got there now but they are there and they think it's okay. Will someone please explain because I don't understand why people fought so hard to become one in a country so strong only to separate themselves willfully, Help me out. Please someone help me out here! The world is regressing, and no one seems to notice but me!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

What Is Gloucester County, Virginia Public Schools' Transgender Policy?


 Let’s dissect what our School Board has done about implementing transgender policies. They appear to have attempted to encapsulate the policies within the GCPS nondiscrimination policy which states:

“The Gloucester County School Board is committed to non-discrimination with regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.  This commitment prevails in all of its policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.”

The problem is, there are no written details pertaining to Virginia law mandated transgender policies within the the School Board's nondiscrimination policy. During the October 27th Special Work Session, Superintendent Clemons presented a slide with five GCPS policy numbers. His assertion was they were the policies the School Board has adopted as a result of new Virginia law. He only showed the content of the Nondiscrimination Policy and said we could look the other four up on the GCPS website. Well I did and all five of the policies are presented below for your reading. What you will find is a big fat nothing burger. There are no written policies pertaining to restrooms, showers, locker rooms, overnight accommodations or numerous other areas that should have written policies in order to be consistent with the "model policy" mandated by Virginia law. Here is what §22.1-23.3 of the Code of Virginia states:

A. The Department of Education shall develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools that address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to:

1. Compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws;

2. Maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students;

3. Prevention of and response to bullying and harassment;

4. Maintenance of student records;

5. Identification of students;

6. Protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information;

7. Enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and

8. Student participation in sex-specific school activities and events and use of school facilities. Activities and events do not include athletics.

B. Each school board shall adopt policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than the model policies developed by the Department of Education pursuant to subsection A.

We see the law directs the Virginia Department of Education to create model policies for all public elementary and secondary schools and we see the wide ranging list of areas VDOE was directed to incorporate during the creation of the “model policy”. We also see each School Board is required to adopt policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than the model policies developed by the Department of Education.

Next, we must consider the content of VDOE's Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. Within those policies it states in part:

“Whenever schools provide gender-specific activities such as physical education classes, students should be allowed to participate in a manner consistent with their gender identity. Students have the right to equitable access to programs, activities, and events that include but are not limited to acknowledgements, dances, assemblies, after-school programs, extracurricular activities, intramurals, non-competitive sports leagues, and field trips. For overnight field trips, the school should not force the student into single-occupancy accommodations that are not required for other students; however, such alternative accommodations should be made available to any student requesting them. It is important that school divisions adopt policies and procedures that are focused on the safety of all students and seek to address privacy interests in situations involving individuals undressing or showering. School divisions should ensure that all students who participate in extracurricular activities that involve overnight trips are aware of the school’s policies and options available to them in advance.”

As we see, that part of the “model policy” does in fact allow transgender students to share overnight accommodations, locker rooms and showers with persons of the gender the transgender identifies as. We also see that individual students can opt out of sharing and should be afforded alternative accommodations and facilities. We also see where school divisions are charged with adopting policies and procedures that are focused on the privacy of "all" students and seek to address privacy interests in situations involving individuals undressing or showering. It has become quite evident from the October 27th Special Work Session and other School Board meetings, our School Board has failed to do this and has silenced Mr. Post whenever he has tried to initiate public discussions about it, other than to repeatedly say it was discussed at their retreat or in secret meetings with lawyers. How do we know what was discussed at the retreat when it was not broadcast or recorded and as for the secret lawyer meetings, that excuse for lack of transparency became old several years ago?

We also see the requirement for school divisions to “ensure that all students who participate in extracurricular activities that involve overnight trips are aware of the school’s policies and options available to them in advance.” Where are the written policies? What about informing the parents? Here too our school board has failed us by not providing written policies in this area and by once again, forgetting about the parents of the children.

Here is what the “model policy’ says on transgender access to facilities:

“All students are entitled to have access to restrooms, locker rooms, and changing facilities that are sanitary, safe, and adequate, so that they can comfortably and fully engage in their school programs and activities. Schools frequently maintain separate restrooms, locker rooms or other facilities for males and females. Students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity. While some transgender students will want that access, others may want alternatives that afford more privacy. Taking into account existing school facilities, administrators should take steps to designate gender-inclusive or single-user restrooms commensurate with the size of the school. When schools have available gender-inclusive or single-user restrooms or private changing areas, these restrooms or areas should be accessible to all students without special codes or keys. This would allow for any students seeking privacy to access single-user restrooms and private changing areas voluntarily. For locker room facilities without private changing areas, school divisions should make reasonable accommodations for requests for increased privacy. At the request of any student, schools should offer alternative arrangements such as a separate changing schedule, use of a nearby private area, access to a staff member’s office, not requiring students to dress in uniform for physical education, or offering alternatives to in-person physical education. Any accommodations offered should be non-stigmatizing and minimize lost instructional time. Also, note that any information related to accommodations should be handled in such a way as to protect the student’s privacy relating to their gender identity.”

The “model policy” further states:

“It can be emotionally harmful for a transgender student to be questioned regarding the use of restrooms and facilities. School staff should not confront students about their gender identity upon entry into the restroom. Furthermore, as school divisions plan for new school facilities or renovations, they should consider generally accommodating students who want more privacy such as designing additional single-user or gender-inclusive restrooms or changing areas. Additionally, § 22.1-6.1 of the Code of Virginia requires each school board to make menstrual supplies available at all times and at no cost to students in accessible locations in each elementary school and in the bathrooms of each middle and high school. Accordingly, these supplies should be made available in all bathrooms to be gender-inclusive.”

During the Special Work Session, Superintendent Clemons said they would handle each transgender case on a case by case basis in determining what the rules will be. Well, this part of the "model policy" seems to suggest otherwise and is a great example of why written policies need to be created and adopted. The details of GCPS policies pertaining to this area are not spelled out or described as would be done if our School Board were being completely transparent and truthful and were sincerely concerned about the privacy of every student, as was their repeated claim during the work session. 

Our School Board has also failed to develop written policies that will “generally accommodate students who want more privacy” while permanent solutions are designed and built. They have acquired estimates on restroom designs, but we have not seen or heard anything about locker rooms and showers or how privacy concerns will be handled until design and construction are complete. What we have heard is School Board member Troy Andersen asking to drag out restroom renovations over several years without offering the first suggestion on what to do about privacy for "all" students in the meantime. There are no written policies covering any of this. 

On July 30, 2021 the VDOE Superintendent released Memo #202-21 which states in part:

“With respect to content of local policies, VDOE’s model policies extend beyond just compliance with nondiscrimination laws to cover matters related to student records, student privacy, bullying and harassment, dress codes, and participation in school activities, among others. These topics were statutorily mandated to be included in the VDOE guidance. Therefore, nondiscrimination policies alone may be insufficient to meet the full scope of this legal mandate.”  

As we can see, encapsulating transgender policy in nondiscrimination policies alone is not considered adequate by VDOE. By ignoring VDOE and following the encapsulation path, our School Board is ignoring the privacy rights of "all" students except those who identify as transgender. Even the “model policy” allows for the preservation of privacy for "all" students. During the Special Work Session, Troy Andersen said something to the effect of, the School Board not adopting the "model policy" as a whole because they disagree with parts of it. That statement in itself demonstrates the School Board's written policies are not consistent with or more comprehensive than the "model policy", leaving us open for more potential lawsuits.

So far it appears the “model policy” does have some good aspects, but there is at least one part of the policy that appears to conflict with §1-240.1 of the Code of Virginia which states in its entirety:

“A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent's child.”

The model policy states in part:

“School divisions will need to consider the health and safety of the student in situations where students may not want their parents to know about their gender identity, and schools should address this on a case-by-case basis. If a student is not ready or able to safely share with their family about their gender identity, this should be respected. There are no regulations requiring school staff to notify a parent or guardian of a student’s request to affirm their gender identity, and school staff should work with students to help them share the information with their family when they are ready to do so. Refer to additional discussions regarding when parents are aware of but are not affirming of the student’s gender identity in the next section.”

It further states in part:

“School divisions should accept a student’s assertion of their gender identity without requiring any particular substantiating evidence, including diagnosis, treatment, or legal documents. A student is considered transgender if, at school, the student consistently asserts a gender identity different from the sex assigned at birth.”

It further states in part:

In the situation when parents or guardians of a minor student (under 18 years of age) do not agree with the student’s request to adopt a new name and pronouns, school divisions will need to determine whether to respect the student’s request, abide by the parent’s wishes to continue using the student’s legal name and sex assigned at birth, or develop an alternative that respects both the student and the parents. This process will require consideration of short-term solutions to address the student’s emotional needs to be affirmed at school as well as the long-term goal of assisting the family in developing solutions in their child’s best interest. For example, a plan may include addressing the student at school with their name and pronoun consistent with their gender identity while using the legal name and pronoun associated with the sex assigned at birth when communicating with parents or guardians.”

These sections of the “model policy” certainly appear to violate parents’ rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, whether we agree with them or not, the fact remains, this is another area of noncompliance with Virginia law and that is not consistent with the "model policy". The School Board has not presented any written policies that address any of this. How are parents, students, teachers and staff supposed to know what the rules are if there are no written rules to go by? 

Now let’s look at the process to create the “model policy”. Most believe a group of people got together and made up their own rules in secret without input from the People, but that is not the case. On December 18, 2020, the VDOE Superintendent published a memo titled, “Public Comments for the Proposed Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools.” The memo states in part:

“The VDOE is soliciting public comments on the Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. The proposed guidance and model policies will be available on Virginia Regulatory Town Hall Public Comment Forums, and comments can be made online from January 4, 2021 - February 3, 2021.”

We elect our School Board to supervise our public schools in Gloucester. Broadly informing the community about things like this should be a natural element of supervising our school district. I would like to know how many School Board members have subscribed to VDOE’s mailing list and how many VDOE announcements and memos the Superintendent shares with teachers and staff. I know he gets them from FOIA request responses. Notifications were sent to subscribers every step of the way in creating the “model policy". The same is true through every step of the creation of EdEquityVa and Social Emotional Learning and other controversial programs, yet we heard nothing about committees being formed, public comment opportunities and much more. This is another failure of our School Board. Like a military service member said at a recent board meeting, while he is away looking out for and protecting all of us, he must have faith that our School Board is looking out for and protecting his children. Every parent expects the same thing when they send their children off to school.

Below you will find SlideShare presentations of or links to all the documents, policies and laws mentioned herein. Read them and come to your own conclusion.

Written By: Kenny Hogge, Sr.

Link To §22.1-23.3 of the Code of Virginia. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/22.1-23.3

Link To §1-240.1 of the Code of Virginia. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title1/chapter2.1/section1-240.1/

GCPS Policy AC nondiscrimination.


VDOE's Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools


VDOE Superintendent Memo #202-21

VDOE Superintendent memo titled, “Public Comments for the Proposed Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools


GCPS Policy JFHA Harassment and Retaliation


GCPS Policy JB Harassment and Retaliation


GCPS Policy GBA Harassment and Retaliation


GCPS Policy GB Harassment and Retaliation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

“GLOUCESTER COUNTY SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT” PASSES WITH 6 to 1 VOTE

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Gloucester County, Virginia Board of Supervisors approved the “GLOUCESTER COUNTY SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT”. York District Supervisor Phillip Bazzani sponsored the Act which was ratified by a 6 to 1 vote. Abingdon District Supervisor and Chairman of the Board, Robert Orth, cast the only dissenting vote.

Below you will find the link to the 2nd Amendment portion of the Board of Supervisors meeting. It is well worth watching. Below you will also find a SlideShare Presentation of the proposed resolution. The approved resolution will not contain any mention of Installed President Joe Biden for reason explained in the video.

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Written By: Kenny Hogge, Sr. 

Link To Meeting Video: https://gloucester.granicus.com/player/clip/2468?meta_id=144684

 SlideShare Presentation Of Proposed Resolution:


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Proposed 2nd Amendment Preservation Act of Gloucester County, Virginia

York District Supervisor, Phillip Bazzani is continuing his charge to protect Gloucester County’s resident’s and visitor’s 2nd Amendment Rights. In his latest move, he submitted a proposed 2nd Amendment protection Resolution for inclusion in the Agenda for the May 4th Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Bazzani is asking for the Resolution to be called the “Second Amendment Preservation Act of Gloucester County, Virginia”. See SlideShare presentation below to read the entire proposed Resolution.

 

This is not a done deal and there will likely be push-back from some “pro-gun-control” Board members and members of the community. That is why it is especially important for all 2nd Amendment supporters to spread the word, turnout in the Colonial Court Circle by 7:00PM on May 4th, make comments during the meeting’s Public Comment time or submit written or recorded comments in support of Supervisor Bazzani’s patriotic efforts. This is not the time for complacency. Once our Constitutional Rights are stripped away, we will never get them back. United We Stand, Divided We Fall

 

Written By: Kenny Hogge, Sr.

 

Link to Board of Supervisors online Public Comment methods and information. (Note: Online recorded and written comments will not be accepted until the Agenda for the May 4th meeting is published.)

https://www.gloucesterva.info/1195/Revised-Meeting-Comment-Instructions


“Second Amendment Preservation Act of Gloucester County, Virginia” SlideShare presentation