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Elizabeth Warren: ‘I’m Not A Person of Color’

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The Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren conceded that she is not actually a person of color, undermining her longtime claim that she has trace amounts of Native American heritage, which she used to obtain a job at Harvard Law School that could have gone to a person of color.

The Washington Examiner reports: “I’m not a person of color. And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more overt harm, that you may have experienced just because of the color of your skin,” Warren said at Morgan State, a historically black college in Baltimore, Md, according to the Washington Post. Examiner passage ends

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Rush Limbaugh fielded a call from a woman named Susan who is one-sixteenth Cherokee, and who eloquently explained why Elizabeth Warren is not a Cherokee. (READ: Cherokee Nation Officially Rejects Warren: ‘Dishonoring Tribal Governments’).

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Warren made a video with a Stanford genome researcher to promote a DNA test that stated it is possible that Warren might have a very small fraction of Cherokee ancestry — much smaller than is required for tribal membership, and a bit more than half of what the normal white American possesses according to the New York Times.

Here is the Rush Limbaugh transcript of Rush’s enlightening phone call with a 1/16

RUSH: Spring, Texas. This is Susan. It’s great to have you with us.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I am a transplanted Texan. I’m Sooner born, Sooner bred, and when I die, I’m Sooner dead. My great-great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee, and I’m calling via Barbra Streisand —

RUSH: Wait, wait. When you say you are Sooner born and bred, you are from Oklahoma?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: I just — but you say Sooner born and bred, people in Rio Linda think you’re saying that you’d just as soon be born than dead.

CALLER: No. I am a proud Oklahoman, and I love Texas, too, but my beginning was in Oklahoma. Fauxcahontas says her great-great grandmother was a Cherokee? Well, so was mine. We have, you know, family history, but I’m one-sixteenth Cherokee.

RUSH: Let me ask you a question. You’re one-sixteenth; so you are considered…? That’s a lot. You’re considered —

CALLER: That’s a lot.

RUSH: You’re considered Cherokee; right? So she is…? Her great-great-great… Three times. Great-great-great-grandmother, and she’s 1/1,024th, is she enough to become a Cherokee, to —

CALLER: No! I’m not —

RUSH: — become a member of the tribe?

CALLER: No. And this is the deal, Rush. My grandfather was one quarter. It was his grandmother. My mother was one-eighth. I am one-sixteenth. But if you are not on the Cherokee rolls, then the only tribe in Oklahoma that doesn’t do then. If you don’t… If you’re not on the rolls, and it was shameful.

RUSH: So what do you think she’s doing? What’s she doing with this, Susan?

CALLER: It’s Barbra Streisand, Rush. I’m a 16th. I’m 64 years old almost, in a few weeks. If she were… But it doesn’t matter if your mother or your grandmother or great-grandmother didn’t… The Cherokee are the only tribe in Oklahoma; you had to sign the rolls. And it was shameful for an Indian woman to marry a white man, and they wouldn’t sign up. It was shameful.

RUSH: What about the high cheekbones business? Is that —

CALLER: That’s baloney! I am one-sixteenth, Rush, and I can’t be a Cherokee, and I didn’t want enough their benefits. I was just kind of proud of it. But if your name is not on the roll, you are not a Cherokee —

RUSH: Well, it just goes to show… I mean, here you are one-sixteenth and you’re not eligible, is what you’re saying, if I’m hearing you right. She’s one of 1/1,024th. It’s all about the identity politics with those people. She wants that to say something significant about her. What would that be? I mean, it’s all silly, and these people denying that she used this for employment. I think that’s the sole reason she did it, to be able to demonstrate she had some minority blood to qualify her to be hired at Harvard.

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Elitists Ready State-of-the-Art Doomsday Bunkers as Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens

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While ordinary Americans deal with the coronavirus pandemic and the many anxieties that accompany the unprecedented crisis, the super rich are retreating to state-of-the-art bunkers featuring bowling alleys, swimming pools, and other amenities.

The providers of these doomsday bunkers are reporting a drastic increase in business, with coronavirus hysteria causing at least one economic sector to boom.

“As unpopular as coronavirus is, it’s getting the publicity of a Backstreet Boys hit in the ‘90s,” said Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Bunkers. “People have an infatuation with it.”

Business is good for Lynch and other bunker manufacturers, as the ultra rich scramble to use their remaining wealth to seclude themselves. There is no limit to the luxuries that can be provided in a modern bunker, with many of these bunker models resembling mansions.

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“Movie theaters are common,” Lynch said. “We built one in California that has a shooting range, swimming pool and bowling alley.”

Lynch offers 24 different options for individuals wishing to purchase a bunker. The smallest model costs $39,500 and includes a custom air filtration system, bunk beds, a functioning toilet, and a kitchen counter. A more decadent set-up is the Fortress, which costs $1.009 million, including 15 private bedrooms, 42 bunk beds, a panic room, and a room to house guns.

The most garish model of all is the Aristocrat, which features a sauna, hot tub, swimming pool, gym, greenhouse, billiards room and garage. It costs an incredible $8.35 million to construct and is off limits to all but the super rich. Coronavirus is causing a run on these types of shelters, Lynch explains, as high-class Americans realize the necessity of extreme preparedness.

“In 2008, I talked to a guy for four-five months who was thinking about purchasing a shelter. I think he probably used the coronavirus to convince his wife, because he finally just bought one,” Lynch said. “That’s how most buyers are; they’re not in it for one single reason.”

The providers of these bunkers feel they are supplying a much-needed service in the market to alleviate the authentic fears of families in an increasingly topsy-turvy world.

“We don’t create fear. We resolve it. The true elite all have backdoor plans. They’re jumping on planes and flying to islands,” said Robert Vicino, who is CEO of the shelter-building company Vivos. “We give people the peace of mind that they have their own backdoor solution for when it’s time to take shelter.”

Vicino noted that his clientele has moved from middle class to upper class in recent months, as the wealthy no longer feel insulated from the rest of society from their gated neighborhoods. He reports that interest in his bunkers are up 1,000 percent year-over-year, and sales are up 400 percent, as doomsday fever sweeps throughout America.

“As long as time permits, we will continue to build bunkers. This world won’t be safer tomorrow,” he added.

For the Americans without the wealth to retreat from society, they will have to deal with a tumultuous and dangerous reality for their loved ones as the coronavirus pandemic continues without any sign of slowing.

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