Well, as we just saw that Thing 45 held his first rally of the 2024 election cycle in Wacko, Texas—not a misspelling, y’all—we need to take a look at what else is happening around the country, and what’s on the line if people like that Traitor and his supporters take control of their states and this country.
Let’s start with …
GOP Congressman Burgess Owens will chair a committee on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, arguing that Biden has no authority to cancel student debt unilaterally:
“Debt cannot be canceled, only transferred from those who borrowed to those who did not.”
Burgess Owens has filed for bankruptcy protection multiple times, having his debts canceled.
Ignorant bigot and transphobe, QAnon nutjob Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Dr. Rachel Levine by deadnaming the doctor on Twitter. Deadnaming is using a transgender person’s name they were given at birth. Many social media platforms prohibit deadnaming but Greene’s tweet remains active.
It all started when, while speaking at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Levine expressed hope that people would be more accepting of transgender people:
“What are you suffering? Where’s your harm? Where’s your compassion? I’m a positive and optimistic person, and I choose to be positive, optimistic, and I think that the wheels will turn on this.”
This infuriated Large Marge, so she linked a Fox News article—let’s not even got there—and called Levine by her deadname:
“Sorry [deadname]. We will NOT be embracing the gender change lie and chopping off children’s body parts. We will only protect children from permanent damage to their bodies and continue to stand in the truth that there are only two genders, male and female.”
So much hate … ignorance … stupidity … and bigotry all rolled up into one ugly ball of flesh.
State GOP Representative Bobbie Harder claims giving trans people rights will result in her having fewer rights; it smacks of that old anti-marriage equality argument that same-sex marriage will make opposite sex marriage less than:
“I understand the LGBTQ, ok the whole group, they can choose who they wish to partner with, that is their choice. The part that I’m gonna take issue with is that I am a woman. I was born that way. You cannot change that. So you are including people, if I understand this correctly, that are changing because that’s their choice. I mean they can do that, but now you’re including people that were not born as girls, they’re something else. So now they’re being included, so the perception that I have is now I’m potentially gonna be excluded. Because now I’m coming up there with that we are all equal, but apparently some people are more equal than others. I just, I struggle with that.”
Really what ignorant Bobbie Harder is pissed about is that if you make trans people equal, she’ll lose her privilege of name-calling and belittling the trans community.
Bitch. Dumb bitch.
GOP Governor Mark Gordon signed an abortion pill ban on the same day that he said he would allow another more sweeping measure banning abortion to become law without his signature. The new law would ban abortion under almost all circumstances, making it a felony to provide an abortion.
Gordon said he prayed on it, but I don’t think he prayed to God, because She doesn’t approve.
A bill that would have prohibited minors from getting married in the state was defeated by the GOP-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee on a 9-8 vote.
Children as young as fourteen will now be allowed to marry in West Virginia.
Lawmakers passed a bill to make the state a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary, thus prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal firearm bans. The bill passed the House in a 78-19 vote, and cleared the state Senate in a 27-9 vote, but the bill . Both are now heads to Democratic Governor Andy Beshear for his signature.
A federal judge in Missouri struck down a similar law there on the grounds that state law can’t override federal law, and that a law doing so would be unconstitutional.
Lawmakers also sent a bill described as a “book-banning” measure to Beshear; the measure cleared the GOP-controlled House 80-18 with every Republican and one idiotic Democrat joining in. Most of the titles targeted center LGBTQ voices, or are written by Black or Latino authors.
They want to erase people of color and the LGBTQ+ community In Kentucky.
Women who are raped or are victims of incest will now have to show evidence of that crime if they want an exception under the proposed six-week abortion ban. They must provide a copy of a restraining order, police report, medical record or court document to obtain an abortion.
Florida, where women, and children who are raped, don’t matter.
And then identical House and Senate bills, entitled “Protection of Children,” will go after hotels and restaurants that allow children to attend what the bills call “an adult live performance.” While they don’t specifically mention drag, the bills define the performances as depicting or simulating nudity, sexual conduct or excitement, or “the lewd exposure of prosthetic or imitation genitals or breasts.”
Restaurants and hotels that host an adult live performance, including drag, can be fined up to $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 fine for a second violation; parents could face up to a $1,000 fine or a year behind bars for bringing their child to one of these performances.
This is the same state that wants parents to make all decisions for their children and yet they cannot make this one.
And speaking of parents, a mother in Tallahassee has cost charter school principal Hope Carrasquilla her job after complaining that during a lesson on Renaissance art, sixth-graders were shown a photo of Michelangelo’s David.
Yes, the statue of David is considered porn in Flori-duh.
GOP Governor Brad Little signed a bill allowing execution by firing squad, making Idaho the latest state to turn to older methods of capital punishment amid a nationwide shortage of lethal-injection drugs.
Here’s a novel idea: outlaw the barbaric death penalty as it does not deter crime and allows the convicted death row inmate decades of appeals costing taxpayers millions.
GOP Governor, and former liar for the Traitor’s White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a law prohibiting transgender people at public schools from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
Because everyone knows trans people only use bathrooms to harass cisgender people, not to, oh I dunno, pee.
But there’s a smidge of Good News …
The state Legislature has passed the Human Rights Modernization Act, to update the state’s anti-discrimination law by adding explicit protections for LGBTQ+ people. The bill now heads to the Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is expected to sign it.
It establishes a broader slate of protections for LGBTQ+ people by defining gender and sex in state law and expanding existing definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity.
It was first introduced in January by state Democratic Reps. Kristina Ortez and Andrea Romero and Democratic Sen. Carrie Hamblen, one of five openly LGBTQ lawmakers in the New Mexico legislature.
What to do?
Pay attention … vote … speak up … vote … because if we don’t all stand together the GOP and the traitors will soon come for us all.
Gawd Almighty! So many states are turning back not just decades but flaming near-centuries! It just bamboozles the mind - well mine anyway! Jeez!!!ReplyDelete
Those states have bought into the fear and lunacy that has become the GOP.Delete
Now post it on all your socials so more people read it. This needs to be reposted once a month with updates.
Michigan and New Mexico are the two bright spots in this country right now and both are Democrat controlled.Delete
Coincidence? Think not.
What is wrong with these people (bar New Mexico)? Have they had empathy bypasses? It really is beyond belief. Perhaps they should all be deported to Russia so they can discover what living with NO freedom is like.ReplyDelete
Different = Bad, Less Than, Hated.Delete
This is absolutely unbelievable. These people need to crawl back under their rocks... and we then need to step hard on those rocks.ReplyDelete
I prefer tying rocks around their necks and dropping them into the sea.Delete
I kid ... or do I?
You kid and I both kid (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).Delete
My own country - Great Britain seems to be generally much more accepting of LGBTQ citizens and the nastiness that has been stirred up in America over such people hardly ever rears its head here. I am quite proud of this.ReplyDelete
I think most people are accepting, and realize we are all just people, but you get a few bigots in office, and a few wingnuts on Fox, and the hate starts to spread.Delete
The shooter today in the Christian school in Tennessee identified as a transgender woman, so prepare for things to get a lot worse.ReplyDelete
The GOP will now say Trans people are murderers.Delete
Yes, I've just heard it too. That really is ALL we need - NOT!Delete
Good news from Mexico, while the rest of your country just keeps getting scarier.ReplyDelete
Thanks the goddess for New Mexico and Michigan, or else we'd be a full-on hot mess.Delete
Too many guns, to easy to buy,ReplyDelete
And the GOP response is "more guns."Delete