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Gov Abbott decided there's an "invasion" akin to Putin invading Ukraine

Notice the use of the term, "invasion". He thinks it's his Golden Ticket to act on behalf of the entire nation according to the 14th Amendment, despite Congress not giving him permission to do so.

"In my Executive Order GA-41, I invoked the Invasion Clauses of Article I, § 10 of the U.S.
Constitution and Article IV, § 7 of the Texas Constitution to fully authorize Texas to take
unprecedented measures to fight back against the invasion at our border. As Governor of Texas
and commander-in-chief of its military forces, I am using that constitutional authority, as well as
other authorization and Executive Orders to:

• Deploy the National Guard to safeguard our border and to repel and turn back immigrants
trying to cross the border illegally;
• Deploy the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return to the border
immigrants who crossed illegally and deploy DPS to arrest illegal immigrants for
criminal activity;
• Build a border wall in multiple counties on the border;
• Deploy gun boats to secure the border;
• Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
• Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
• Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security; and
• Provide resources for border counties to increase their efforts to respond to the border


If the GOP gains control they've promised to:

Cut Social Security & Medicare
Abolish abortion, birth control, LGBTQ rights, gun restriction & environmental laws
Form a Christian Nation
Likely roll back the ADA & CRA
Revoke election laws assuring they stay in power forever
Pull support for nations like Ukraine

- Have I missed anything?


Convince everyone you know to vote!

Do what you can to help people vote (within local laws and your own abilities).

Republicans are creating a transgender registry in Florida

This is where the "Don't Say Gay" and all of the anti-transgender athlete, anti-trans health care and anti-trans student laws in Republican controlled states are leading. Florida simply got there first.

As part of outing transgender students to every family in their school, their town and really, the internet too, the Lee County School District in Florida has decided to create a registry of trans students so they can "better keep all families informed".

This is terrifying. This is how they start, by introducing such things as "protecting all our families" as if trans kids are a threat to anyone. If there is not pushback, it will expand to other schools where they've intentionally taken over the district or school boards. And once they get away with that they'll expand it further. This has the scent of the early 1930's, without any hyperbole.

And to make it worse, what Republicans are really doing is talking about a minor's genitals to the entire school district. It's disgusting, cruel and abusive. It's also very creepy.


Judge Blocks Biden Admin's Guidance on Anti-LGBTQ+ Discrimination

A federal judge in Tennessee has temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s guidance on two federal laws aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

Judge Charles Atchley was nominated by Trump and confirmed after McConnell used the so-called "nuclear option" to drop the filibuster to get him confirmed. He says the Biden guidance will interfere with states' ability to enforce their new anti-transgender laws.

That's it. That's his legal reasoning. Executive Orders are only valid for Republican Presidents, apparently.

“As it currently stands, plaintiffs must choose between the threat of legal consequences — enforcement action, civil penalties, and the withholding of federal funding — or altering their state laws to ensure compliance with the guidance and avoid such adverse action,” continued Atchley, who was appointed to the judgeship by Donald Trump. The guidance also ignores “the limited reach of Bostock,” he wrote.


My apologies for this morning

I was not feeling physically great, I was frustrated with politics and people and had just come from a discussion with a very oddly conservative Christian TERF over whether my daughter and I should be allowed to be part of public life. In short, I was upset and I should've practiced better self control than to post what I did. In that post I was questioning how a certain Democratic leader is handling the Supreme Court's ruling. That was wrong of me; said leader is not to blame for the vile work over so many years by the unholy unity of the Federalist Society, the Republican Party, the NRA, Vladimir Putin and American Christians.

Thank you to those who flagged it to be hidden and again I am sorry.
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