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Welcome to America
where we believe in individualism until you kneel for the national anthem
where we have more prisons than schools
where our schools are funded by the local district and our prisons are funded by the state
where we decry socialism unless we're bailing out billion-dollar corporations
where it's illegal to possess and sell drugs unless you're a pharmaceutical company
where we scream inflation while corporations are raking in record profits
where you work 40 plus hours a week to make someone else rich while depending on charity to pay your own bills
where wealth not culpability shapes justice
where the fear of anything that isn't capitalism is somehow communism
where you need a background check to get a job but not to purchase a gun
where you will get arrested and sent to prison for bribery unless you're a lobbyist
where you pay more for healthy foods and less for fast food
where we get more upset about burning flags than we do about burning books
I talked to a woman the other day who said she had very bad abdominal pains for a while and couldnt understand why. ER tests ended with congratulations on her pregnancy. However, it was quickly discovered the pregnancy was abnormal. The embryos were outside of the uterus with no detectable heartbeat. There was no chance of a live birth.
She said the first doctor that she saw afterwards told her there was nothing he could do and that she would have to just wait for natural expulsion to end the pregnancy. A second medical professional who prescribed a pill to terminate the pregnancy was angered hearing the first doctors advice.
I told her that she should be glad she lives in Illinois, because if she lived in a red state, it is very likely that she would not have gotten a pill. I told her that she might face arrest or imprisonment if she tried to leave a red state for an abortion. And I told her the doctors in red states could also be criminally charged if they gave her the pill or performed an abortion and that the pill is against the law there.
Her mouth dropped open. She exclaimed she didnt know that. I told her thats why the abortion issue is so important that it affects women in many different situations. I said now that you know educate someone else this is why its so important to vote. She thanked me.
DU3 I was able to see multiple columns/sections at-a-glance. No more on my Iphone. Now I only see HUGE forum title and a few posts once I navigate to a forum.
Its like the zoom feature is on and everything is up close. In all of the versions of DU, Ive never had this problem.
Skinner Mode doesnt make it any better.
No other sites look zoomed-in like DU4 does on my phone.
I see lots of others saying its better on their phones. Not sure what kind of phones theyre using but thats not the case for me.
I DU mostly by phone.
Is it advantageous for Republicans NOT to have a Speaker? I think so.
When McCarthys Speaker selection fiasco happened I thought it was political theater. To be fair, at this point, I see almost everything that Republicans do as theatrical. Recurring performances like DeSantis white go-go boots and Boeberts gropes to name a very few have solidified my opinion. This latest two-weeks-long-so-far Speaker election only reinforces my thinking.
Being Speaker-less is a perfect excuse for Republicans to do nothing. Its also a great way to achieve Republicans goals to destroy government by eroding faith in the government itself. Plus, Republicans can count on the Republican owned media to blame Democrats for their antics and not to hold Republicans accountable.
Finally, any ridicule or criticism for theatrics will fall on deaf ears. If Republicans have proven one thing its that they are shame proof. So much so that it would not surprise me if this was not the last Speaker selection of this Republican majority House of this Congress.
PBS just featured a segment featuring Roe Conn former RW ABC/WLS radio host and ABC TV local guest. An official Cook County sheriffs deputy since 2021 Conns worth $196 million but apparently he wants to play police. Google says he is Director of the sheriffs department under elected sheriff Tom Dart.
Hes is right wing as they come Chicagos equivalent of Sean Hannity. Hes very eloquent and fast talking and seemingly knowledgeable but hes sexist and racist and Republican.
Him as part of the sheriffs department patrolling minority neighborhoods gives me nightmares.
At a play, all of the bathrooms were gender neutral. There were regular metal stalls with locking doors, no urinals. It was interesting washing hands next to a male in the bathroom.
That is all.
On IG hes @Confessions of a Convict
Hes a TFG convert and his posts are powerful and educational.
Heres a recent one: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT82bgE7Y/
He talks about how he believed listening to TFG, that white men were under attack. He cheered on January 6-ers, denounced Ilhan Omar and joined white nationalist prison gangs and his many posts tell why he no longer thinks that way. Check him out.
Over a week ago I happened to leave the PBS channel on only to hear a jaw dropping interview by RW newz reader and relative of Herbert Hoover, Margaret Hoover with Ramaswamy. Republicans like Vivek keep proving that they are anti-democracy. Whats worse is that PBS seems to be on board with their agenda too.
I will not promise you to reform those agencies. We will shut them down!
The forefathers foresight was limited.
As much as I would hate a Constitutional convention, issues like this beg for resolution.
Imagine the nightmare scenario of an election where you-know-who could not even vote for himself as a convicted felon.
Well at least it is according to the people in the salon today.
Several have commented on the turnout being extremely high. Just now someone mentioned how everybodys wearing pink to go see it. The guy said hes never seen anything like it.
One person said theres a message in it for girls and that its something girls should see. Also that its hilarious.
Im intrigued. Guess I should find something pink to wear and check it out.
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