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A disabled librarian from Tampa, Florida

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First Lady Jill Biden walks back idea of inviting Iowa women's basketball team to White House


WISE MOVE. If you went forward with this, you might as well told every black female that you like them, but not as much as people who look like you. Do note force us blacks and browns to think you are goign to backstab us.

MCC Tampa withdraws from Pride this weekend, still encourages others to go and 'experience joy'


This is an example of a great civil rights organization that sadly, did not check itself when it came to intersectionality. TERFing is a thing, sadly.

How a Florida city targets unwanted residents using police and code enforcement


a preview of what will happen in Florida

Hebert and Wojciechowski are just two examples of disturbing behavior from local enforcement which have been exposed in recent years by CL’s reporting on the city.

Over the past four years, NPRPD has been caught in a laundry list of scandalous behavior, including praying with Proud Boys during a BLM march in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. One officer was caught sharing department intel with an armed right-wing vigilante who was threatening BLM protesters online. Another was caught posing in front of a confederate flag on a boat.

The department also tried to pin a false felony charge on Marlowe Jones—a BLM activist who faced five years in prison after being charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, with zero evidence. He was found not guilty by a jury of his peers, and Jones is now also in the process of suing the city.

In January, Kim Bogart, the city’s former police chief who also oversaw code enforcement, retired suddenly shortly after publicly defending the slew of bigoted incidents from his officers.

Erik Jay, the city’s current code enforcement manager, who supervised Morgan as he spied on and harassed Wojciechowski, moved to his position after he retired from Bogart’s troubled police force.

Wojciechowski is a staunch BLM supporter, and had signs in her yard during the 2020 protests in New Port Richey. She also received now-dropped violations for practicing her First Amendment right to display those signs on her property.

question re: the debt ceiling

We know that the holdouts in the house are often ones who want to hold the economy hostage via the "debt ceiling", the ones who want at social security. Since we know these people have gained power, what measure does Biden have to stop this?

I remember back in the Obama days, there was tlak of a "trillion dollar coin>"

Eric Idle Is Tired Of Comedy Giants Like Dave Chappelle Crying "Censorship"


choice cut from article, but read the whole thing, as it worth it, especially as the right wing trots John Cleese out.

On the topic of censorship, Swisher naturally asked Idle if he had any thoughts on Dave Chappelle’s constant claims that he is being silenced while getting paid $24 million per special to complain about how canceled he is. Said Idle, “Where does he say it? On SNL … Well, you’re not being that much canceled, are you? If you were in your room complaining, I’d have a lot more sympathy.”

if we win Georgia

does this mean we get a TRUE majority, and by that mean one where we can tell Sinema and Manchin to STFU?

It wasn't the 'red wave' pundits predicted, but what's here is still pretty bad


I do not mean to diminish joy, but we still have to keep focused and realistic, as this article from Tampa shows. here is a good cut from it.

In any event, Democrats outran the fundamentals and avoided a bloodbath a la 2010 or 1994. Not that they should pop the champagne. They only defeated expectations.

Trump quisling Kevin McCarthy will probably be the next House Speaker, even if he’ll spend two absurdly long years with his balls in the Freedom Caucus’ vice. And Democrats might need a December runoff in Georgia to win the Senate—and if they lose, not only will America suffer the indignity of having to endure Senator Herschel Walker for the next six years, but Mitch McConnell will once again be able to block Biden’s judicial nominees for any or no reason whatsoever.

Just because things could be worse doesn’t mean what’s here is OK.

if we keep the house and senate, the FIRST THING is

start impeaching Thomas and raise the number of Supreme court justices. We must undo the damage Mitch and Trump did.

to the Florida Democratic party

I understand the DU rule about critiquing Democrats.
I understand that was put to prevent real ratfucking hijinks from both the GOP, and the jill Stein/Jackpine Radicals that were using DU to stab at us.

THAT BEING SAID, there is a serious problem with the Florida Democratic party. It is one thing for them to be Centre left, it is another to be so scared of appearing left that you shot yourself in the foot.

Are you honestly going to tell me that the best we could get was Charlie Crist? What sort of Stockholm syndrome do we have where the only person we fell comfortable running is someone whose main job was to destroy us?

I heard people blame our mess on the fact we did not run Gwen Graham instead of Andrew Gillum. Well my friends, for all of Gillum's flaws, he almost won the last race, and put up a lot stronger showing than Crist ever did as a democrat. We went from a race that could have been won, to a race that was blasted.

I am happy we ran Demmings, even though she also did some leftie punching too, but of course, already people are saying we should have run someone more like the Florida Voters, and we all know what that is code for.

As far as Rubio, as a Latinx, let em say this, all my fellow Hispanics who voted because you gate gays, hate blacks, or because you got lucky enough in business' to not have your money stolen (yet) you will reap the whirlwind. I admit the Democrats need to make better outreach, instead of whining about why the Latino vote is nto just a natural given the fact they know the good old boys hate them (and they do hate you mi amigos, and you know it, y tu sabe.) But that does nto mean that Latinos who voted for Rubio are voting for him to kiss Trump's ass, and for high prescription drugs all because he says it will slow down cancer research. Well well Marco, maybe the problem is despite grants, despite charities, drug companies are not interested din anything that doe snto make obscene profits, especially since you made sure they got no competition from Canada.

But let me nto digress. The Florida Democratic party needs to stop acting like Jobbers. The term comes from Pro Wrestling, where the jobber is the person paid to LOSE to the main event. The idea is to look just good enough to LOOK like a sincere opponent, but lose. A lot of Florida Democrats are well paid jobbers. Yes Charlie, I am talking to YOU.

Charlie, you did a bad enough job as a republican governor, stop helping Republicans to get elected governor. And all you cenrtists trying to drga the party to the right, asll you will do is weaken us, because you will allow the GOP to set the agenda.

and that is why I am hoping to get out of this state.

Woke War III: Graham Norton Beefs With John Cleese And J.K. Rowling


choice quotes:

"The Irish actor, author, comedian, and five-time BAFTA winner addressed Cleese’s complaints about the shifting tides of social awareness, saying, “It must be very hard to be a man of a certain age, who’s been allowed to say what he wants for years, and now suddenly there’s some accountability. It’s free speech, but it’s not consequence-free.”
J.K. Rowling had a sensible and definitely-not-blown-out-of-proportion response to Norton’s comments, tweeting, “Very much enjoying the recent spate of bearded men stepping confidently onto their soapboxes to define what a woman is and throw their support behind rape and death threats to those who dare disagree. You may mock, but takes real bravery to come out as an Old Testament prophet.” Unfortunately, Rowling used up her 280 characters on that diatribe, so she wasn’t able to attach her source on Graham Norton supporting “rape and death threats.”
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