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Protestors Forced Ted Cruz Out Of A Restaurant Demanding To Know His Thoughts On Brett Kavanaugh

On Sept. 24, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was publicly ridiculed and harassed for his support of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cruz, who’s in the middle of a campaign against Democrat Beto O’Rourke, was at an Italian restaurant in Washington with his wife. Protesters learned of his whereabout and confronted the senator demanding to know his position on Kavanaugh, who is in the middle of an investigation into sexual assault allegations.

Senator Ted Cruz and his wife were confronted Monday by protesters chanting “We believe survivors.”

Sen. Cruz is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is holding hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s possible lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Three women have come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault and the protesters confronted Cruz to get a definitive answer about his support of Kavanaugh.

“There are now three people who have come forward and who have said that Brett Kavanaugh has attacked them,” the woman said in the video. “I know that you’re close friends with him. Did you talk to him about that? Did you talk to him about his position?”

Kavanaugh — a Republican favorite to be on the Supreme Court — is facing accusations of sexual assault by three women.

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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was the first to come forward, saying the Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school in the ’80s. She will be testifying on Thursday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Cruz sits on that committee with has 21 members, 17 of them are males.

This week Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick both came forward with their own stories of sexual assault allegedly perpetrated by Kavanaugh. Ramirez reported that Kavanaugh had also sexually confronted her with his penis while they were at a party at Yale. Swetnick claims Kavanaugh was present when she was gang raped by a group of high school boys.

Kavanaugh is notably known for being the judge who attempted to block an undocumented teen from getting an abortion.

The 17-year-old was nine weeks into her first trimester and wanted to terminate the pregnancy. Since she was undocumented, officials tried to block her from getting the abortion. The case went to Judge Kavanaugh who also tried to prevent the abortion by delaying the process, which would in turn make it harder to approve if it was later in her pregnancy.

Some believe that if Kavanaugh almost prevented the teen from getting an abortion, he may also reverse abortion laws.

That is why people are concerned with how Cruz will vote. Cruz is a fan of Kavanaugh. CNN reports that in July, Cruz said: “By any measure, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected federal judges in the country, and I look forward to supporting his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

O’Rourke released a statement saying Cruz should not have been harassed.

Well said, Beto.


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Here's Why You Should Be Familiar With Mafalda, One Of The Best Latino Cartoons Of All Time

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Here’s Why You Should Be Familiar With Mafalda, One Of The Best Latino Cartoons Of All Time

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The little girl with the headband and short dress is turning 54-years-old this week and we’re celebrating Mafalda with an early birthday party. If you haven’t heard about this Argentine comic strip character, here’s a refresher on why she has been so important for the last several decades. You’ll recognize her but it’s important to learn who she is.

Mafalda was created by Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado in 1964.

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Known by his pen name, Quino, the Argentine cartoonist launched the comic strip on September 29, 1964. Mafalda was an homage to an Argentine character from “Dar la cara” and she is six-years-old at the time she is featured in his cartoon stories.

Mafalda is one tough little cookie.

Mafalda’s dress might make her look sweet, but she has a tough demeanor, with some serious attitude problems. Although she is greatly concerned about world peace and humanity, Mafalda hates soup, so you won’t catch her going 😍 over a caldo de pollo.

Meet some of her friends.

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Along with Mafalda, some of the other colorful characters readers met in the comic strip included Manolito, the son of a Spanish shopkeeper in town who has an entrepreneurial spirit]. Felipe is the oldest member of this group of friends, and dislikes school, instead playing pretend and reading comic books. Other friends that make appearances in the comic strip include Susanita, Guille, Libertad and Muriel.

Mafalda has been featured all over pop culture.

The Argentine little girl could be found in books as well, which spanned in publishing years from 1966-1974. In 1991, a special commemorative book was published, called “10 Años con Mafalda” (Ten years with Mafalda.) The books were published in English, Chinese and Spanish.

Mafalda’s influence has withstood the test of time and spans the globe.

Mafalda’s legacy lives on in many ways. You can find her on protest signs, doll figurines, sitting on a park bench as a statue and she was even named one of the top 10 most influential women in Argentina. Not bad for a 10-year-old at the time the cartoon strip stopped publication in the ’70s! Mafalda questioned the world by talking about capitalism, the Vietnam War, the meaning of life and showed support of what seemed like a controversial band at the time—The Beatles! Mafalda l-o-v-e-d the Beatles.

An examiner of humanity, Mafalda truly showed great things (and great communicators) come in pint-sized packages.


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