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Missourians can now get free emergency contraception delivered to their front doors

This so good to have these free. Better to prevent a pregnancy if that is what you want.

Missourians can now get free emergency contraception delivered to their front doors


By Shoshana Stahl

Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 5:25 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Missourians can get emergency contraception shipped right to their front door for free.

A new portal launched on Thursday through the Missouri Family Health Council, which is a non-profit focusing on expanding reproductive and sexual healthcare across the Show-Me state.

Director of program initiatives Ashley Kuykendall says the newest initiative launched is called Free EC.

“We’re hoping this project can help to meet some of those needs and really remove some of the geographic and cost barriers that people face,” Kuykendall says.
“Emergency contraception is a form of birth control,” Kuykendall says. “It’s not a form of abortion and it can’t harm an existing pregnancy in any way. Because of that misinformation, I think when the abortion ban was enacted in the state of Missouri a lot of people conflated abortion and emergency contraception.”

“I thought that,” Smith says. “That’s why I said no in the beginning.”......


Missourians can get emergency contraception shipped right to their front door for free.

Grooming, grooming.

I think this is real.





Utah district bans Bible in elementary and middle schools 'due to vulgarity or violence'

Source: AP

By SAM METZ 54 minutes ago

The Bible is read aloud at the Utah Capitol, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The Bible has been banned at elementary and middle schools in the Davis School District north of Salt Lake City, after a review committee decided it wasn't age appropriate "due to vulgarity or violence." (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Good Book is being treated like a bad book in Utah after a parent frustrated by efforts to ban materials from schools convinced a suburban district that some Bible verses were too vulgar or violent for younger children.

And the Book of Mormon could be next.

The 72,000-student Davis School District north of Salt Lake City removed the Bible from its elementary and middle schools while keeping it in high schools after a committee reviewed the scripture in response to a parental complaint. The district has removed other titles, including Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” and John Green’s “Looking for Alaska,” following a 2022 state law requiring districts to include parents in decisions over what constitutes “sensitive material.”

On Friday, a complaint was submitted about the signature scripture of the predominant faith in Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the Mormon church. District spokesperson Chris Williams confirmed that someone filed a review request for the Book of Mormon but would not say what reasons were listed. Citing a school board privacy policy, he also would not say whether it was from the same person who complained about the Bible.

Representatives for the church declined to comment on the challenge. Members of the faith also read the Bible.

Williams said the district doesn’t differentiate between requests to review books and doesn’t consider whether complaints may be submitted as satire. The reviews are handled by a committee made up of teachers, parents and administrators in the largely conservative community. .............

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/book-ban-school-library-bible-fc025c8ccf30e955aaf0b0ee1899608a

Tis the season of stupidity!!

Marjorie Taylor Greene Now Says Releasing Jan. 6 Tapes to Public Would Put 'The Security of the Capi

well, this indeed a flip flop. Something is fishy.

Marlene Robertson
Batsh*t crazy Margie has now determined that the 1/6 tapes should not be shown. What caused this major flip flop? She obviously saw something she didn’t like or something that would incriminate her. Margie is scared.


Marjorie Taylor Greene Now Says Releasing Jan. 6 Tapes to Public Would Put ‘The Security of the Capitol at Risk’

By Candice Ortiz Jun 2nd, 2023, 3:16 pm



But in conversation with John Solomon, who is one of those given access, Greene appeared to have a change of heart Friday. A clip from her appearance on Just The News No Noise on Real America’s Voice began circulating Twitter via Patriot Takes.

“Some of these people on January 6th did commit violence. They did break the law, and of course they have been charged and prosecuted, but there’s a lot of people that have been targeted simply because they walk through the capitol on January 6th,” Greene explained.

“And this is our real concern with the videotapes, if we release these video tapes just widely for the public — number one, we put the security of the Capitol at risk because there’s over 1,700 video cameras,” she added.

Greene warned of additional persecution for innocent people who just so happened to be on Capitol grounds that day.

“We also endanger many Americans that were simply standing on the capitol grounds, maybe never even walked through the capitol or committed any crimes, but they could have just walked further than where the barrier was, simply because the barrier was torn down by the time they got there,” she said.

“Most of these people have never even, or had never even been to Washington D.C. until that day on January 6th. So there was no way for them to know that they had crossed a barrier because it was all torn down,” Greene explained.


Magadonians?---IMHO--they are the trump Cultists.


Rick Scott's Threat To Throw Out Low-Income Tenants Fails In Senate

Source: bipartisanreport.com

By Caleb Newton - June 2, 2023

Around deliberations recently held in the Senate on a bill to raise the nation’s debt limit as needed for dealing with expenses to which the federal government was already obliged, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) unveiled a proposed amendment that would have instituted new work requirements on low-income people receiving federal assistance with housing. The proposal did not move forward.

Work requirements for federal benefit programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, became a key sticking point during negotiations ahead of the formulation of that debt limit bill. The final agreement included a slight expansion of the age range in which able-bodied adults without dependents must generally work, but also included were new exemptions for individuals who are veterans or homeless. Left out were new work requirements sought by Republicans for those who receive help under Medicaid, which covers costs in health care. Scott’s proposed work requirements for those getting housing assistance would have covered all families living in public housing and what’s termed tenant-based assistance, which is government help with obtaining housing outside the public housing system.

In any new imposition of work demands for those getting government help, there is often going to be a danger of pushing people who need the assistance out of the program, whatever it may be...............................

Read more: https://bipartisanreport.com/2023/06/02/rick-scotts-threat-to-throw-out-low-income-tenants-fails-in-senate/

I would love to have scott live on minimum wage for a year. OH--and have him find an apartment and buy food with this wage. And take away his health insurance for a year. but I dream

Jim Jordan tells DOJ to turn over details of Jack Smith's Trump investigation

Source: raw story

Travis Gettys June 2, 2023, 10:51 AM ET



The House Judiciary Committee chairman sent a letter Thursday to attorney general Merrick Garland seeking details about the FBI's involvement in special counsel Jack Smith's sprawling investigations of the former president, including his mishandling of classified documents found at his private residence at Mar-a-Lago, reported The Federalist.

"Explain whether any FBI employees who have worked on Special Counsel Smith’s investigation previously worked on any other matters concerning President Trump," Jordan wrote, "and explain whether Special Counsel Smith’s investigation relies on any information or material gathered exclusively by the FBI prior the Special Counsel’s appointment."

The Ohio Republican claimed congressional oversight authority to request a briefing by deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco on any changes made by the FBI to correct any failings cited by Trump-era special counsel John Durham, who recently submitted his final report following a years-long investigation.


"It is clear that Congress must consider legislative reforms to the FBI, and the Committee has been engaged in robust oversight to inform those legislative proposals. In the interim, however, due to the FBI’s documented political bias, the Justice Department must ensure any ongoing investigations are not poisoned by this same politicization."

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/jim-jordan-fbi-2660803674/

Jim Jordan is doing his best to continue to diminish trust in the FBI!! --
But he is also setting the table for Trump to claim Bias when he goes to trial or gets charged for the classifies doc scandal.


Judge in Rockland, Orange migrants case expresses skepticism over orders keeping them out

I feel bad for these families getting shuffled from place to place.

Judge in Rockland, Orange migrants case expresses skepticism over orders keeping them out


By Arun Venugopal

Published Jun 1, 2023 10 comments

Asylum seekers wait online for food at a New York City school in February.
Lev Radin / Shutterstock

A federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism over executive orders issued in Orange and Rockland counties barring hotels from accepting asylum seekers from New York City.

District Court Judge Nelson Roman made no ruling in a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging the prohibitions issued in the two counties. But lawyers for the county governments and the NYCLU both acknowledged that Roman made his doubts evident.

Roman appeared “a bit frustrated that they [Orange and Rockland lawyers] wouldn’t concede what’s very obvious on the face of the order, in that they’re discriminating against migrants and asylum seekers,” Amy Belsher, a senior attorney at the NYCLU, told Gothamist. The plaintiffs alleged the executive orders are unconstitutional...........................................................................

Wisconson-- "......some fields look like dust bowls when the farmers are working.

Here in mid Wisconsin---I was driving down a paved country road yesterday morning stirring up dust. Lawn is getting pretty brownish.. We got some rain yesterday afternoon but not enough. --but will settle the dust for a few days.

Farmers in Northeast Wisconsin are experiencing a rough start to the growing season


By WBAY news staff
Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 5:05 PM CDT|Updated: 15 hours ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Farmers in Northeast Wisconsin are experiencing a rough start to the growing season. Wednesday’s spotty rainfall was the first measurable moisture around here for weeks.

Fields are very dry at a time when some crops are just emerging or in their early stages; some fields look like dust bowls when the farmers are working.

In the video above, Kevin Jarek, the Regional Crop and Soils Educator at UW Extension joins us for a discussion on the issue.

Copyright 2023 WBAY. All rights reserved.

Walmart Is Sticking With Pride Merch Despite Target Controversy

I have not seen pics of maga folks going into Walmart and destroying the Pride displays like they did with Target!


May 31, 2023, 7:12 PM

Walmart Is Sticking With Pride Merch Despite Target Controversy

A top Walmart Inc. executive said the retailer remains committed to its Pride Month offerings, even after competitor Target Corp. became embroiled in a controversy over similar products.

“We have merchandise that we sell all year that supports different groups,” Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer Latriece Watkins told reporters Wednesday. “In this particular case, we haven’t changed anything in our assortment.”

Target removed some items from its collection for Pride Month in June, which honors lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, saying a rash of threats made workers feel unsafe. The move made Target unpopular among several groups, with some ...


Walmart has not made changes to LGBTQ-themed merchandise

Siddharth Cavale
Wed, May 31, 2023 at 6:28 PM CDT·1 min read




Last week, Target pulled some Pride-related merchandise, including items by transgender designer Erik Carnell, saying the products led to "volatile circumstances," such as confrontations between customers and Target employees, and customers throwing Pride merchandise on the floor.

Walmart also offers LGBTQ-themed merchandise tied to Pride Month, which is celebrated in June, including rainbow-adorned flags, clothing and accessories. Its "Pride & Joy" collection includes a $7.98 set of enamel pins with messages such as "Be you. Be Proud." and "You are enough."

Walmart's Watkins said the retailer hasn't changed its security measures in response to the confrontations Target cited at its own stores, adding that Walmart hasn't seen similar issues.

"In this particular case, when we think about security ...we have not done anything in particular differently related to security in our stores," Watkins said.



Pride Month merchandise at a Target store in San Francisco on May 31.
Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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