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I wonder if Barr told trump about the Gaetz investigation?

I wonder if trump considered pardoning him?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:58 PM (3 replies)

CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

I can't believe I have to post this here. But in case anyone is in doubt about what Gaetz is accused of

CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING


Child Sex Trafficking is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1591. This statute makes it a federal offense to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain a minor (defined as someone under 18 years of age) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the victim is a minor and would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act. “Commercial sex act” is defined very broadly to include “any sex act, on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” In other words, it is illegal both to offer and to obtain a child, and cause that child to engage in any kind of sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, whether it be money, goods, personal benefit, in-kind favors, or some other kind of benefit. Section 1591 also makes it a crime for individuals to participate in a business venture that obtains minors and causes them to engage in commercial sex acts.


Section 1591 is called “Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.” Most people think of “trafficking” as involving movement across state or international borders. However, Section 1591 does not require proof that either the defendant or victim crossed state or international lines.

When the victim is a minor, Section 1591 does not require proof that the defendant used force, threats of force, fraud, or coercion, or any combination of those means, to cause the minor to engage in a commercial sex act.

[link:https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-child-sex-trafficking|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Apr 1, 2021, 04:18 AM (0 replies)

" Y'all love telling gay people we going to hell, then get mad when I go"

The " conservatives" are blowing their gaskets over Lil Nas X new video and the Satan shoe to match

In the video Lil Nas X descends to hell, sliding down a stripper pole and gives the devil a lap dance.



(Sorry I can't get the link to work correctly for his Tik Tock page where he made the statement I put in the thread title)
If anyone knows how to link tick Tok videos please let me know.

Anyhoo, here's his " apology"
[link:|

I'm only mad at one thing about the Satan shoe - its out of my price range.

Even Gov Kristi Noem took the time from the Covid crisis in her state to say what an abomination this is.


Lil Nas X is firing back after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem worked herself into a lather over his latest collab: a pair of Satan-themed sneakers that contain a drop of human blood. The kicks—souped-up Nikes designed by MSCHF—appear to be inspired by the singer’s sexed-up video for “MONTERO,” which depicts him descending into hell. (Nike has denied involvement in the shoe release.) But any artistic license is lost on Noem, who tweeted Sunday of the sneakers: “Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what's more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”

“Ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes,” the singer tweeted in response. “Do ur job!”

[link:https://www.thedailybeast.com/kristi-noem-seems-to-think-lil-nas-x-satan-sneakers-will-destroy-nations-soul|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:20 AM (2 replies)

Bad Trip Streaming on Netflix is hilarious. Not for the tame of heart.

Its a movie where ordinary folks are in the movie and don't know they are in the movie. Like the Borat movies. Like Borat, it is crass and vulgar - so its not for pearl clutchers. Actually, more crass and more vulgar. Some of it was really over the top kinda like the menstrual humor was over the top in Borat - there are some parts that were just wayyyy wayyy over the top. Otherwise, its hilarious.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:45 PM (2 replies)

Falcon and the Winter Soldier. - Its really good- Dang even the Falcon is being racially profiled

2 episodes in and this is the best thing on tv for me.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Mar 26, 2021, 11:00 PM (5 replies)

PBS' The Blinding of Isaac Woodard : How Black Soldiers Faced Fascism in WWII and America

PBS has an upcoming film spotlighting a bit of Black American history that may not be well-known. Produced and directed by Jamila Ephron and executive produced by Cameo George, The Blinding of Isaac Woodard tells the story of Sgt. Isaac Woodard.

More historical info on Woodard via the official press release sent to The Root:
In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was taken off a Greyhound bus after a heated exchange with the driver, who refused to let him off at a rest stop to use the restroom. The local chief of police savagely beat him, leaving him unconscious and permanently blind. The shocking incident made national headlines and, when the police chief was acquitted by an all-white jury, the blatant injustice would change the course of American history. Based on Richard Gergel’s book Unexampled Courage, the film details how the crime led to the racial awakenings of South Carolina Judge J. Waties Waring and President Harry Truman, who desegregated federal offices and the military two years later. The event also ultimately set the stage for the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, which finally outlawed segregation in public schools and jumpstarted the modern civil rights movement.

In an exclusive clip obtained by The Root, the abhorrent attack against Woodard also sparks a discussion about the dichotomy of Black American soldiers who were fighting against fascism during World War II on behalf of the United States only to return home and face fascist rhetoric that had a tangible effect on their lives, too. The term is also especially familiar in modern times, given the conversations surrounding the U.S.’s 45th president.

[link:https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/pbs-the-blinding-of-isaac-woodard-exclusive-clip-how-b-1846553225|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:53 PM (3 replies)

So the man that was Secretary of State while running for Governor- now says there is funny business

with Georgia elections?
The same man, that while running for Governor allowed for purging of voters? Didn't see fit at that time to push for voter reform eh?
Didn't see fit to push for rules that a candidate cannot oversee his own election? Meaning you can't be the Sec of State and run for Governor at the same time.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:17 PM (5 replies)

Guns don't kill people?

[link:https://twitter.com/adamcbest/status/1374189790623629313|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 09:14 PM (5 replies)

Have we sunk this low? Where anything is acceptable? I just turned on the tv to Judge Jeaninne's

disgusting comments. I'm sure it was already posted. I haven't watched tv all day. I just turned on The Reidout, and the first thing I saw was this disgusting trash calling immigrant children "lower levels of human beings". I know it shouldn't shock me, but it did. Even more shocking is its not so shocking anymore that she is comfortable to say it, knowing she will still keep her job.

Have we really sunk this far? A " news entertainment journalist" whatever she calls herself can say this about children and heads not roll?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 07:35 PM (18 replies)

Upcoming Webinar with Rep Raskin: Partisanship, Fascism and the Common Good:

Just saw this posted in my local Humanist group

All Society Platform Featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin

Join AEU March 28th for our All Society Platform

Featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin!

Partisanship, Fascism and the Common Good: Defining Public Ethics After the January 6th Insurrection
[link:https://aeu.org/event/all-society-platform-featuring-congressman-jamie-raskin/|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:29 PM (0 replies)
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