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Soph0571

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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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[Religious right ray cray] on SCOTUS takes up Mississippi abortion case that could limit Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a key abortion case next term concerning a controversial Mississippi law that banned most abortions after 15 weeks, rekindling a potentially major challenge to Roe v. Wade at the majority conservative court. Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, which then-Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, signed into law in 2018, made exceptions only for medical emergencies or cases in which there is a "severe fetal abnormality," but not for instances of rape or incest. A federal judge in Mississippi struck down the law in November 2018, and the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling in December 2019.

[link:https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/supreme-court-abortion-mississippi/index.html|]

TRMS covered this last night. The analysis was spot on. Why have SCOTUS agreed to hear a case on settled law, when there have been no conflicting decisions in lower courts - where the law has been struck down over and over - why do they want to hear this case? *soph strokes chin* Oh wait. I forgot. With all the shit going on with the neo GOP, the insurrection and the new Jim Crow voting laws, the fact that the far right religious cray cray in local GOP parties and on the highest court in the land, have wet dreams about introducing a theocratic dominium with the bible as the founding documents and the constitution going back the good old days of being all about male, pale, stale landowners cause *shrugs* to women and their rights has not has the focus it deserves. If this stands the landscape for women across republican run states is perilous in the extreme. First this, what next? Contraception? Punishment for sex not in a marital context? Prison sentences if you travel across state lines for reproductive justice - I can pretty much guarantee that will be a real thing because the men who want to control women's choices also delight in punishing women who refuse to comply with their violent patriarchal, misogynistic, sexist man is the head of the house who needs to be obeyed bollocks. I am not being hyperbolic.

Are Republicans Courting Disaster with Trumpist Loyalty Tests?

The lack of ideological diversity and any meaningful policy debate within the antebellum Democratic Party caused that organization to enact an extreme program that enraged the majority of Americans and caused national disaster. Republicans in 2021 seem to be following that same strategy: punishing dissent, expelling moderates, and favoring conservative purity over practical policy. Moreover, just as Democrats in the 1850s tried to force slavery on anti-slavery populations, Republicans today are forcing their minority agenda on the majority through voter suppression laws, gerrymandering, and illegal activity. If Republicans value the health and future of their party, and the nation, they need to take a look at the past and reconsider their persecution of moderates.

[link:https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/180244|]

Of course they are courting disaster. They have jumped the Trump cult shark.

Interesting article... Compare and Contrast 1850’s & 2021. Neo GOP repeating the pro-slavery Democratic Party strategy of the 1850s, whose extremist white supremacist governance policies precipitated the Civil War…

As Steve Turner says
History repeats itself
Has too
No-one listens


What is it that we are supposed to be moving on from regarding January 6th?

https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/1394408101688741889


Graphic mine

Capitol rioter banned from having firearms was just busted on gun charges after killing a mountain..

..lion

Patrick Montgomery was allowed to return home to Colorado after he allegedly stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and kicked a police officer, but federal prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke his release after he posed for a photo with the 170-pound mountain lion he killed, reported the Washington Post.

"Given that Montgomery has repeatedly and flagrantly violated both state and federal law while on pretrial release in this case — including by possessing and using a firearm — the Government respectfully requests that the Court revoke his release pending trial," prosecutors said in the motion.

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/patrick-montgomery/|]

Why anyone would think that an insurrectionist would respect the terms of bail is beyond me. If any of them actually understood that actions have consequences they would not be traitors...

Why any of them are out on bail is beyond me.

"America's Comeback" tour featuring... Nigel Farage?!?!?! 🤣

https://twitter.com/soapachu/status/1394185199878119425
Look you can book free tickets to Nigel's tour. Be a shame if nobody showed up though...


You are sooooo welcome to him my loves! On the bright side he has tried several of his own personal comebacks in Brit land without success since he managed to dog whistle the country into Brexit, so I very sure that any 'comeback' from the far right that he is involved with in America will not really have the impact this idiots are hoping for!

Qu Qlux Qaren and Qen



The face of the GOP ladies and gentlemen. The takeover is complete.

The next generation of conservatism, an interesting mix of Jewish sky lasers and stalking, and drug parties and alleged very serious sexual misconduct. This is what they are going with! cause Trump really is everything in the death cult that is the neo GOP, and seemingly these two thoroughly objectionable ethno nationalist fascist arseholes are the perfect face for the cult.

All governing parties need a strong opposition. That is how democracy thrives. And this is what the neo GOP is going with for the future, dumb and dumber... got success written all over it 👀



Stefanik Solemnly Swears to Defend Trump from Constitution

With House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy officiating, Stefanik raised her right hand and rested her left on a first edition of “The Art of the Deal.”

I, Elise Stefanik, do solemnly swear to preserve, protect, and defend Donald J. Trump from the Constitution of the United States,” she recited.

Stefanik became emotional as she finished the oath, in which she promised to defend Trump “from all enemies, foreign and domestic—but especially from that jerk Liz Cheney.”

[link:https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/stefanik-solemnly-swears-to-defend-trump-from-constitution|]
Emphasis mine

I know this is satire but hell this may well give these cultists ideas for new joiners to the cult. The new GOP pledge of allegiance!

Lie down with authoritarian fascist wannabee tyrants, get jail house fleas



Heh.

What did they think was going to happen? That he was going to march to the top of the hill with them. Protect them from the consequences of his actions. LOL

I wonder what the Nazis in Berlin where thinking in April 1945, Oh. Wait.



Shit here comes the Russians...

I am done in

Can I have some virtual hugs please. I really need them right now. Sobbing.

Mood



Me looking at the headlines this morning.

Taken at St Stephens on my walk yesterday!
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