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October 31, 2023

Abortion perspective

I talked to a woman the other day who said she had very bad abdominal pains for a while and couldn’t 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 doctor’s 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 didn’t know that. I told her that’s 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 it’s so important to vote. She thanked me.

October 20, 2023

DU4 Ok on the laptop but on my Iphone it's hell.

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.

It’s like the zoom feature is on and everything is up close. In all of the versions of DU, I’ve never had this problem.

Skinner Mode doesn’t make it any better.

No other sites look zoomed-in like DU4 does on my phone.

I see lots of others saying it’s better on their phones. Not sure what kind of phones they’re using but that’s not the case for me.

I “DU” mostly by phone.

October 17, 2023

Republicans House Histrionics

Is it advantageous for Republicans NOT to have a Speaker? I think so.

When McCarthy’s 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 Boebert’s 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. It’s 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 it’s 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.

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