June 24, 2022

Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.”

“Dozens of Republican mail ballots for the May 17 primary were being diverted to a P.O. Box registered to the Republican Registration Coalition.”

Federal court records describe Kelley as being an active participant in the riot, climbing onto portions of the Capitol, encouraging yelling, gesturing to participants and removing a covering from a temporary structure outside the Capitol.”

“Both evangelical pastors favored municipalities governed by their allies and demanded bribes, including a kilo of gold.”

“Just one of the most famous contemporary evangelical radio preachers and authors promoting the Curse of Ham like it was 1850.”

Black students were twice as likely to be ticketed as their white peers.”

Very often, you know, Black people, frankly.”

“It’s all a head nod in the direction of the unspeakable but clearly animating belief of MAGA nation: People of color are not legitimate American citizens. ”

Homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and the postpartum period in the United States.”

“With Oklahoma being an open-carry state, it’s not against the law to carry a firearm, but it is against the law to commit a crime with a firearm. Sometimes that can be very muddy waters to deal with or work your way through.”

“A suburban Seattle city will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former assistant police chief who was disciplined for posting a Nazi rank insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust.”

“At least one of the mothers of Walker’s unacknowledged children had to take legal action to receive child support payments.”

“Let me tell you about Sir Matthew Hale & his views toward women.”

“Seventy-four-year-old Henry Lee Porter Sr., the former bishop of a Sarasota evangelical church, is on trial, accused of sexually abusing children from as far back as 1989.”

“The repeated errors and omissions in the AG Opinion are so consistent and so extensive that it is difficult to believe that the opinion represents a good-faith effort to draw legal conclusions based on the best scientific evidence.”

They are coming for your birth control.

“Benjamin Franklin wasn’t even the first issuer of a math textbook on either side of the Atlantic to include among its materials a recipe for abortion, though his book certainly had the most reliable and explicit one.”

“According to the most recent data published by the FBI, the rates at which police forces are solving crimes have plunged to historic lows.”

Increase in rents was responsible for almost 40 percent of the core CPI number in May.”

“A lawyer representing some of the families being kicked out of the trailer park at the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport said the $500 to $2,000 per tenant offered to those who leave early is ‘clearly not sufficient’ and insisted the airport must pay his clients ‘just compensation’ to give up their homes.”

“Residents at the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park [in Belton, Mo.] are scrambling to find new homes after receiving notice they need to move within 30 to 60 days.”

“And it’s like they don’t care. They just snatch it away from us.”

“Michael Peirce thinks it shouldn’t take a miracle for residents to be able to buy their own parks.”

“I was told good memories I had were put there by Satanists to cover up the other bad memories in my past.”

“For his part, Sheriff Mike Smith is continuing to pretend that this is a very legitimate investigation and he is just really concerned for all of the children who were abused in these evil Satanic rituals that definitely happened.”

 

May 5, 2022

“And, over the last decade, this process — finding some idiot who said something ridiculous and aggregating whatever they said into a form that fits a trending algorithm — is now, hilariously, how all of American culture works.”

“Pennsylvania Republicans will nominate a 2020 election conspiracist for governor in the May 17 primary. How can I be sure of that? Because they’re all election conspiracists.”

Organized by QAnon conspiracy theorists Alan and Francine Fosdick, the two-day conference featured appearances by several Republican candidates for office, including Pennsylvania GOP state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who is currently running for governor, Teddy Daniels, who is running for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania; Rick Bowers, who is running for state Senate in Maryland; and Dan Cox, who is running for governor in Maryland.”

“Teddy Daniels, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania, was ordered to temporarily leave his home and stay away from his wife and child after his wife acquired a court order against him this week.”

“More than a month later, Perry texted Meadows a YouTube link detailing another conspiracy theory: that votes were changed by Italian satellites.”

“With this vigilante scheme, Florida has copied from Texas’ playbook, empowering private citizens to enforce oppressive laws through direct legal action.”

“What they’re doing is really telling the students straight up, ‘We discriminate. We don’t accept you. You’re not welcome here.’”

“A North Carolina schools superintendent has apologized for a mock ‘slave auction’ in which white middle-schoolers pretended to sell their Black classmates.”

If a book is not found on the list, it will not be located within a library operated by a public school or public charter school.”

The flaws in the Insular Cases are as fundamental as they are shameful.”

The map is the election, and the election is an afterthought.”

Rome wasn’t burned in a day.”

Can’t you just shoot them?

“This isn’t Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s first ride on the ‘COVID did AIDS ‘ carousel, either.”

“(Male) libido enhancers are tax-exempt, but medically necessary products for women are not.”

We’re essentially working in a post-Roe era here.”

It’s very dangerous stuff. You can get killed with those things … I wanted to have people be ready because we were put on alert that they were going to do fruit. And some fruit is a lot worse than — tomatoes are bad by the way. But it’s very dangerous… they were going to hit — they were going to hit very hard.”

“This is the inevitable result of American individualism: a louder, meaner, fuck-you Americanism that isn’t just about bootstrapping yourself, but about burning your neighbors’ boots.”

“If that is true, why are there still apes?

“It’s likely that the best move for someone who messed up as badly as I did is simply to go away and be quiet.”

I’d be curious to know …

“Having a nationally televised ‘debate’ about whether in fact the Democratic party is part of a child sex slave trafficking ring controlled by a (((globalist))) elite is …  how to put this? Not a great idea, maybe?”

 

April 22, 2022

“Brazil’s education minister resigned Monday amid a scandal involving allegations of evangelical pastors demanding bribes.”

“It’s pretty huge that several Republican senators have pretty much straight up said that they are in favor of keeping wrongly convicted, innocent people in prison and I would like to see them questioned more on this, as often as possible, ideally while they are campaigning for office and long after Nina Morrison is a sitting judge.”

“Lawmakers in both chambers neglected to add any age of consent, opening [Tennessee] up to child marriages, assuming said children have the right body parts.”

Republican Sexual Predators, Abusers, and Enablers Pt. 1

Republican Sexual Predators, Abusers, and Enablers Pt. 23

“To be treated in that way in a public event, in front of everyone, just to prove, I believe, that he could get away with it, and not having recourse, it’s terrifying.”

Someone is going to get hurt, and the lawmakers and pundits promoting this nonsense know that.”

When Ginni Thomas showed up, you knew your day was wrecked.”

“Many of Nichols’ alleged posts discuss killing Black and Jewish people, the same people he had sworn to protect for nearly two decades.”

“So for two years Hitler lived on the streets and practiced his oratory and his body language and how to connect with the masses. And then went on to lead a life that got him in the history books.”

“After Wilkey searched the car and found the marijuana, he offered Riley a choice: She could be arrested or get baptized.”

Thousands of Texans who attempted to vote by mail in the March primary were disenfranchised in the state’s first election conducted under a new Republican voting law.”

The gun church is a messianic movement, planning a kingship when America falls, and has associated itself directly with Trump, QAnon, the ‘Black Robed Regiment’ idea popular in Christian nationalist circles, and, of course, with January 6th, which Sean Moon attended with some of his followers.”

“For the second year in a row, Mississippi House leadership has once again killed an extension of postpartum Medicaid benefits, likely guaranteeing that many low-income people will lose health insurance benefits only two months after giving birth.”

“When the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Joe Manchin) appears to think that electric-vehicle drivers have to wait in line for a new battery every time they use up their charge, the expectations of achieving anything useful on going green must be severely downgraded.”

“Dick and Liz Uihlein of packaging giant Uline, along with roofing magnate Diane Hendricks, together had contributed around $20 million to groups backing Johnson’s 2016 reelection campaign. The expanded tax break Johnson muscled through netted them $215 million in deductions in 2018 alone.”

“In an analysis of millions of court records across 31 cities and six states, researchers from Princeton’s Eviction Lab concluded that Black and Latino renters overall, and particularly women, faced a disproportionately high risk of being evicted.”

“In the nine months since 98 people died in the collapse of a Surfside, Florida, condominium, state lawmakers have pledged to pass measures that could help avoid a similar disaster. They failed.”

“When vetting math books for K–12 classes, the [Florida] education commissioner rejected 41 percent of submissions because of ‘references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics.’”

“Those statements came months after Byrd made comments supportive of QAnon after the couple was photographed on a boat flying a QAnon flag.”

“It isn’t a lack of understanding so much as it’s what we call the epistemology of ignorance — willful lack of understanding.”

Please tell me what I should be saying.”

March 28, 2022

“The Wisconsin court is getting knocked for not preemptively divining standards from the Supreme Court’s nebulous ‘Section 2 of the VRA means whatever it takes to keep Black people from voting‘ doctrine.”

“The indictment does not preclude Peters from running to be Colorado’s secretary of state. If she’s convicted and sentenced to prison, however, she may not be able to serve in the role.”

“Former U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, one of North Carolina’s most prominent political figures, is registered to vote using the address of a rental home. His former landlord says the Republican never lived there.”

“Debra Meadows certified that she had resided at a 14-by-62-foot mountaintop mobile home for at least 30 days — even though she did not live there.”

Conservatives give themselves permission to act outrageously by convincing themselves that their opponents, with whom they are locked in an apocalyptic battle for the soul of the nation, already act outrageously.”

“State Rep. Danny Bentley, who is somehow a pharmacist, decided to offer some bizarre thoughts about the sexual habits of Jewish women, which he then made worse by presenting an utterly garbled, false ‘history’ of Mifepristone, one of the two medications used in medical abortions — complete with even more antisemitic bullshit.”

“Medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association have condemned state government efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming care for minors, saying it dangerously interferes with necessary medical care.”

“And so it was entirely predictable that the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, which receives funding from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, would assume it was entitled to refuse service to a Jewish couple seeking to become foster parents.”

“Christian nationalism inclines Americans to affirm factually incorrect views about religion in American political history, likely through their exposure to certain disseminators of such misinformation, but also through their allegiance to a particular political-cultural narrative they wish to privilege.”

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says he paid for abortion in 1989.”

“Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said he believes the Supreme Court should have left the issue of interracial marriage up to states.”

“Well, senator, that is the nature of a right.”

“Rep. Coleman’s innovation, like the Fugitive Slave laws’, is to expand this regime nationwide.”

“For the second year in a row, Mississippi House leadership has once again killed an extension of postpartum Medicaid benefits, likely guaranteeing that many low-income people will lose health insurance benefits only two months after giving birth.”

“A dog in North Carolina is looking for a new home after his previous owners dumped him at an animal shelter because they said they feared he might be gay.”

“Before the vote, school board President Olin Parker said ‘I want to acknowledge that this was rooted in racism‘ and praised the contributions of the various school band students and directors.”

“To all you mangelicals out there, try being an American complementarian without being a bastard as you go about it.”

“Along the right side of the screen the comments section flies by, a mix of Pepe emojis, Groyper salutes, odes to Jesus Christ, declarations that Putin is ‘based,’ and claims that Kent is a traitor whose ‘donors killed my lord.'”

The train is always closer than you think it is,”

Climate change is on course to transform life on Earth as we know it, and unless global warming is dramatically slowed, billions of people and other species will reach points where they can no longer adapt to the new normal.”

March 3, 2022

“The difference is the evidence of their behavior. There are things that are inexplicable in a legitimate court.”

“The latest blow to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 came this week in Arkansas, where a federal judge appointed by former President Donald Trump dismissed a case over new statehouse maps.”

“Hillsdale says students should be taught that ‘the civil rights movement was almost immediately turned into programs that ran counter to the lofty ideals of the Founders.'”

“Rep. Van Taylor apologized Wednesday for an affair with an ex-jihadist dubbed the ‘ISIS bride’ by British tabloids and abruptly dropped his bid for a third term, conceding the GOP runoff.”

“Andruchuk, a 2018 GOP candidate for House District 14, was allegedly found to be wearing a bulletproof vest and to be carrying four guns and methamphetamine.”

Jesus guns babies. And you can too!

“The Republican is hoping to parlay his many scandals into a revived career as a federal lawmaker on Capitol Hill.”

“Tracey Mann, a right-wing congressman from Kansas, is backing legislation that could directly benefit his own real estate interests.”

“What Republican officials in Texas have learned from the SB 8 saga is that the Supreme Court has no intention of stopping them from violating constitutional rights.”

“A newly released report on the internal culture at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries found that leaders at the ministry were blinded by loyalty to the founder, overlooked Zacharias’ misconduct for years, used ministry funds to sue an abuse survivor and misled the public.”

“We’re being silenced. It’s a cancel culture that we’re living in.”

“Do you know the only country on the whole planet where Africans were not brought as slaves?”

“During the past decade, private equity-backed firms such as Greystar have stormed into the multifamily apartment market, snapping up rentals by the thousands and becoming major landlords in American cities.”

“A recent report from Gabel Associates, an energy consulting firm, suggests the law will cost Ohioans $2 billion in excess utility bills and $7 billion in health care costs stemming from pollution over nine years.”

Rupert Murdoch is a mass murderer, and the hopefully soon day when he dies will be one that warrants genuine celebration by all decent people.”

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an astounding 57 percent decline in newspaper newsroom employees — from 71,640 to 30,820 — since 2004.”

What value do you place on local news?

Unlike the wall, these ladders are functional.”

“I asked him if something was going to be on the test, and he said, ‘You say that it will be,’ and stared at me with no expression. I mean, come on, bro.”

Who asked for this, exactly?

 

February 16, 2022

It’s really Christianity that ties it all together.”

“You asked what can we do. Show up armed.”

“More than a dozen HBCUs nationwide have received bomb threats.”

“Federal law enforcement officials have sounded alarm bells about a growing tide of threats posed by white supremacists and anti-government activists, many of whom have touted former Republican President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.”

“We write to advise that the Statements of Financial Condition for Donald J. Trump for the years ending June 30, 2011 – June 30, 2020, should no longer be relied upon and you should inform any recipients thereof who are currently relying upon one or more of those documents that those documents should not be relied upon.”

“The only members in Congress who might not want to reform this menacing law are those planning its imminent exploitation to overturn the next presidential election.”

“This situation is ludicrous and it has nothing to do with the Constitution nor the traditions of the Senate: the current ’60-votes for all legislation unless the Parliamentarian says it complies with the Byrd rule, in which case 51 votes’ framework arose in 1993. It’s younger than Taylor Swift.”

“The Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare … just approved a bill to making it easier for parents to opt out of all vaccinations and still enroll their kids in school and daycare.”

“Is Rep. Reschenthaler actually suggesting that deaths of kids with comorbidities don’t matter and we should take no steps to prevent them? Well, yes, he is.”

This is an attack on public education.”

“The party I associate with just doesn’t even know what the truth about this class is.”

“The teacher wrote a version of the Hebrew name for God on the board and told kids — this is a direct quote — ‘If you want to know how to torture a Jew, make them say this out loud.'”

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”

“Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), for instance, wanted to know if Jackson, who had by then been a federal district court judge for eight years, had ever participated in a riot.”

“The proper place for discussions of alternative plant-based lifestyles is in the home.”

“A Missouri man who sought to ban several LGBTQ books from schools for depicting sexual content is now facing a felony charge of second-degree child molestation.”

“It is ironic that someone like Donald Trump, who has been accused of all kinds of sexual misconduct, would care to gossip so much about these matters, but that’s just who he is.”

It is unclear what effect the revelation will have on the Republican primary.”

Everybody likes to imagine that they would have been helping run the Underground Railroad in 1853, or would have been members of the White Rose in 1943. The truth is that what the overwhelming majority of people do when faced with radical evil is nothing.”

The look on the coma patient’s face at this point. The blank palsy of incomprehension. As though every nerve and muscle fiber in their face were severed at once. You will have to repeat this part of the explanation at least twice.”

“And then if you then allow ice fishing with shanties, then that leads to another problem: prostitution.”

February 6, 2022

The thing you need to understand about today’s Zillow find is that it was built in 2010 in the United States of America.”

“The only problem is: That didn’t actually happen. And, also, it’s not possible.”

In 2019, Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled state legislature passed Act 77, which made mail-in voting universally available. … After Joe Biden won Pennsylvania in November 2020 on the strength of massive mail-in vote turnout … GOP state representatives filed an amended petition arguing that Act 77 is unconstitutional.”

“Decades later, the 95-year-old veteran fears Texas’ new election law, SB1, could prevent him from voting for the first time in his life.”

“Among the thousands of mail-in ballots that were rejected in Washington State during the 2020 election, auditors have found that the votes of Black residents were thrown out four times as often as those of white voters.”

There’s only one kind of people who would vote to ban Maus, whatever they are calling themselves these days.”

“Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 of funding from the Madison County Library System allegedly on the basis of his personal religious beliefs, with library officials stating that he has demanded that the system initiate a purge of LGBTQ+ books before his office releases the money.”

The bill appears to create a legal free-for-all in which a parent to file a lawsuit and seek monetary damages if they feel any aspect of their child’s education steps on their rights as a parent or if they find it objectionable.”

“The act will be introduced into the Education Committee next week, but it doesn’t specify which religious beliefs will be used to prosecute offending teachers.”

“Republican state Rep. Norlin Mommsen introduced a bill to place cameras at the back of public school classrooms so parents can monitor what’s being taught there.”

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”

A bizarre and still unfolding incident at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas isn’t just proof that conspiracy theorists see patterns in noise, but that social media hysteria and anti-immigrant sentiment can combine for terrible and violent results.”

Outgoing sheriffs pocketed public money, fudged financial reports, wasted sheriff’s office funds and destroyed or stole public property.”

“It’s not surprising that a law enforcement agency that has largely blown off the Fourth and Fifth Amendments would treat the First Amendment so cavalierly.”

“They used perjured evidence to convict him and then charged the perjurer, and never told him. And then Willie was warehoused for 38 years.”

“I have a song to show you, but I need to know if you’re religious first.”

Hugs from Brazil.”

 

January 28, 2022

If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”

“Justin Lee is one of nearly 140 Utah children under age 15 who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past two weeks as the number of serious infections explodes, especially among infants and kids younger than 5.”

“Fauci did the exact same thing with AIDS. He overhyped it.”

“This was your libertarian uncle’s Facebook profile, 50 years before there was Facebook.”

“The work had barely commenced, however, before the people of Marblehead began to manifest great uneasiness, through fear that by means of the hospital the dread disease might take the form of a pestilence among them.”

“The broader idea here is that your health is something that’s fundamentally under your control, so you should be responsible for the consequences of getting sick, since if you got sick it’s your fault.”

“More than 30 states explicitly allow the forced sterilization of disabled people, and more than a dozen states allow it on disabled children.”

This is a great day for Fort Worth.”

“A Florida school district canceled a professor’s civil rights history seminar for teachers, citing in part concerns over ‘critical race theory’ — even though his lecture had nothing to do with the topic.”

“We’re talking about voting rights in a post-January 6 world where there is an all-out assault on our democracy, where we have seen, sadly, a willingness by some to literally burn down the system for short-term political gain.”

“The 15th Amendment, which says you can’t discriminate against people voting based on the color of their skin, meant nothing for 100 years because there was no law to back it up.”

“The fact that Rufo just flat-out admitted that he created the critical race theory panic out of whole cloth as an ooga-booga for both profit and to get ideas he doesn’t like censored, and this hasn’t affected his credibility among the Intellectual Horse Paste Web one iota, tells you everything you need to know.”

“Visitors had the option to stay in the original home of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, which Bill transported 40 miles and, according to the Fitch Farms website, restored ‘to its former glory.'”

“In Johnson County, Iowa, for example, sheriffs have never used their military-grade ‘mine-resistant’ armored vehicle to support residents during blizzards as it was originally procured for in 2014. Instead, it has been used to do things like disrupting Black Lives Matter protests and serving arrest warrants.”

Having a seizure is not a crime. She was not a threat to the police or general public, as a judge later ruled. Using a stun gun on someone who has been having seizures isn’t department policy or standard medical procedure.”

“Shane Lee Brown repeatedly told Henderson and Las Vegas police officers and their supervisors that he was not the older, white Shane Brown who was wanted on the felony warrant, the lawsuit says.”

“Prosecutors in the Bronx say more than 500 convictions have been or will be dismissed because they relied on testimony from a former NYPD detective now facing perjury charges in Manhattan.”

 


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