What I find to be disturbing and scary is that this plan is not haphazardly thrown together. These Republicans know exactly what they are doing. They know what to say to rile up their base, they know who to say it to, and they know how to manipulate the facts.
If we are to keep this nation going as it was envisioned by its founders (warts and all), we need to make it clear that what they are doing is wrong and unacceptable. Until then, they will continue to play this game that puts everything we hold dear in danger.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind is available wherever books are sold.
Part of the game of politics is working with someone who likely has a different opinion or perspective. That being said, it is impossible to work with another whose views are so extreme that they are on another planet (figuratively speaking).
“We are created equal, we’re not the same. Women are the lesser vessel and we need masculinity in our lives to balance that, that so-called weakness. Just us being more frail and needing that strength in our lives.”
I have two questions for the Congresswoman: if she is “lesser” than her male opponents, what gave her the idea that she had even a slim chance of winning her election? And then, where did she get the idea that she would be respected by her male colleagues and staffers?
What Boebert does not realize is that she is undermining feminism while taking advantage of the opportunities that the movement created. She can’t have it both ways. Either use it or don’t. Simple as that.
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz was in NYC earlier this week to promote his new book (which shall remain nameless on this blog). The highlights of his trip were an appearance on The View and going to a Yankees game.
Upon entering Yankee Stadium, New Yorkers told Cruz exactly what we think of him. If you shit on us, we shit on you right back.
Just another day of Republican fuckery and another reason to vote them out on November 8th.
P.S. Did you see how Biden reamed out Cruz, MTG, and others on the right for taking PPP loans while deriding his plan to help out with student loan debt? It was beautiful.
Karen used to be just another name. These days, a Karen is known as a middle-class or upper-middle-class Caucasian woman who believes that she is above certain people and is not afraid to verbalize her status.
I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more. The ridiculousness of these two is off the charts. Instead of representing their constituents and doing the job they were hired to do, they are wasting the taxpayer’s time and money on bullshit.
I can’t wait for the day that they are no longer in the halls of power. But until then, we have Rainbow to keep us from losing our minds.
It says something about a nation when one political party is focused on the future and bringing people together while the other one is focused on the past and pulling people apart.
In both Texas and Florida, laws against the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ kids have created a dangerous precedent that puts lives at risk. As of Monday, the “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida is one step closer to becoming law. The details of the bill are as follows:
Should the bill become law, Florida educators would be barred from speaking to primary school students about certain LGBTQ+ topics that are not considered “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”
Under the bill, parents would also have greater authority to take legal action against school districts they believe to be in violation.
In Texas, parents of transgender children who seek out hormone therapy to help their offspring become their true selves could be characterized as child abusers. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to foresee the potential mental health issues that may have a hugely detrimental effect on an entire generation. If we lose young lives due to these laws, the blood will be on the hands of those who wrote and supported these pieces of legislation.
Contrast this to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. When asked by the US if he wanted to get out of the line of fire, he said no and asked for ammunition. We should all be so lucky to have a President like him.
Finally, in Michigan, the three Republican candidates for State Attorney General were asked about the 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold vs. Connecticut. The ruling states that married couples can buy contraception without the government stepping in. All three of them (who are all men, if it was not already obvious) state that they believed it was up to the state and not the federal government.
Who are they to make these decisions? When Roe V. Wade was ratified as the law of the land in 1972, it came down to privacy. That same concept applies to married couples. The choice to end a pregnancy and/or use contraception is one that belongs to those who are involved in that process and no one else.
Just another day of Republican fuckery.
P.S. I hope I was not the only was one who was offended and horrified by the outburst by Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene during last night’s State of the Union. It was akin to drunken idiots insulting the opposing team during a baseball or football game. What is worse is that they chose to do this when President Biden was speaking about his son who he lost to cancer. How much more disrespectful can they get?
There was another mass shooting in the United States yesterday. In Boulder, Colorado, a man opened fire in a grocery store. Ten people, who were doing the simple act of grocery shopping, were killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As usual, there are two distinct responses. The first is grief and anger. The second is a line that has become synonymous with these kinds of heinous acts: “thoughts and prayers”. GOP Rep Lauren Boebert, who is the House Representative for the city, stated the following via her Twitter account:
My prayers are with the shoppers, employees, first responders & others affected by the shooting in Boulder. May God be with them. While we are still awaiting important information and details in this case, random public shootings & senseless acts of violence are never ok.
As far as I am concerned, she can shove those “thoughts and prayers” where the sun doesn’t shine. What bothers me above all else is that these people are her constituents. They voted for her. And how does she respond in their hour of need? The same empty statement used by many members of the GOP who seem to care only about their careers and the wealthy donors who finance said careers.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. We need sensible gun laws that are applicable national wide. We need to protect our communities and our children while respecting the rights of gun owners who follow the law. Until that day comes, this vicious and bloody cycle will begin again as if nothing had happened.