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    This election nonsense by Trump may end up splitting up the Republican Party. I just don’t see how the one third (?) who are principled conservatives can stay in the same party with Trump sycophants who are willing to sign onto the TX Supreme Court case.

    We also saw the alt right types chanting “destroy the GOP” in Washington today because they didn’t keep Trump in power. I think the Q types will also hold the same ill will toward the traditional Republican Party. In fact its quite possible that all the voters who are really in a Trump personality cult will also blame the GOP for his loss. It’s only a matter of time IMO before Trump himself gets around to blaming the GOP.

    There is some discussion of this on Twitter. What do you all think?



     
    Wisconsin Republicans are withholding $125m designated for cleanup of widespread PFAS contamination in drinking water and have said they will only release the funds in exchange for immunity for polluters.

    The move is part of a broader effort by Republicans in the state to steal power from the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, the funding’s supporters say, alleging such “political games” are putting residents’ health at risk.

    “People really feel like they’re being held hostage,” said Lee Donahue, mayor of Campbell, which is part of the La Crosse metropolitan area and has drinking water contaminated with astronomical levels of PFAS.

    “It’s ridiculous, and some would argue that it’s criminal, that they are withholding money from communities in dire need of clean drinking water.”….

    The Environmental Protection Agency this year established limits for several of the most common PFAS, including levels at four parts per trillion (ppt) for the most dangerous. PFAS are contaminating water for more than 350,000 Wisconsin public water system users, often at levels far exceeding the limits. Many more private wells have contaminated water. In Madison, the state capital, levels in water sources were found as high as 180,000ppt.

    In Campbell, where more than 500 wells have tested positive for PFAS at levels up to thousands of times above federal limits, many suspect high rates of cancer and other serious ailments that have plagued the town’s residents stem from the dangerous chemicals.……

     
    Wisconsin Republicans are withholding $125m designated for cleanup of widespread PFAS contamination in drinking water and have said they will only release the funds in exchange for immunity for polluters.

    The move is part of a broader effort by Republicans in the state to steal power from the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, the funding’s supporters say, alleging such “political games” are putting residents’ health at risk.

    “People really feel like they’re being held hostage,” said Lee Donahue, mayor of Campbell, which is part of the La Crosse metropolitan area and has drinking water contaminated with astronomical levels of PFAS.

    “It’s ridiculous, and some would argue that it’s criminal, that they are withholding money from communities in dire need of clean drinking water.”….

    The Environmental Protection Agency this year established limits for several of the most common PFAS, including levels at four parts per trillion (ppt) for the most dangerous. PFAS are contaminating water for more than 350,000 Wisconsin public water system users, often at levels far exceeding the limits. Many more private wells have contaminated water. In Madison, the state capital, levels in water sources were found as high as 180,000ppt.

    In Campbell, where more than 500 wells have tested positive for PFAS at levels up to thousands of times above federal limits, many suspect high rates of cancer and other serious ailments that have plagued the town’s residents stem from the dangerous chemicals.……

    My hope is that the level of bold-faced depravity being shown by the whole of the Republican party will lead to large scale protest against them in November. We really need a sea change election if we as individuals, a society and a civilization are going to have any chance of surviving the challenges we will face over the next few decades.
     
    My hope is that the level of bold-faced depravity being shown by the whole of the Republican party will lead to large scale protest against them in November. We really need a sea change election if we as individuals, a society and a civilization are going to have any chance of surviving the challenges we will face over the next few decades.
    it does seem like cartoon supervillian stuff sometimes
     
    My hope is that the level of bold-faced depravity being shown by the whole of the Republican party will lead to large scale protest against them in November. We really need a sea change election if we as individuals, a society and a civilization are going to have any chance of surviving the challenges we will face over the next few decades.
    Agreed. The method of distracting the electorate with bright, shiny objects like anti-trans rants and legislation serves to hide in plain site the dangerous agenda of the Reactionary Party. Project 2025 states it out loud but a large portion of the electorate either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Which is dangerous for the country and the world. Reaction arise must be fought on multiple fronts.
     
    Agreed. The method of distracting the electorate with bright, shiny objects like anti-trans rants and legislation serves to hide in plain site the dangerous agenda of the Reactionary Party. Project 2025 states it out loud but a large portion of the electorate either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Which is dangerous for the country and the world. Reaction arise must be fought on multiple fronts.
    Inspired by your post, I started a Project 2025 thread. As you allude to, it's really important that everyone know about the Heritage Foundation's plan of Project 2025.

    In my opinion, this election is a single issue election. Do we want to protect our constitutional government and rights, or do we want to piss them away to the Republican party by voting for Trump or not voting for Biden?
     
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    They’ve come after abortion. They’ve come after birth control. They’ve come after IVF. Now it looks suspiciously like far-right Republicans might have a new target: no-fault divorce. If a certain subsection of Republicans get their way, obtaining a divorce in the US might soon become a lot more difficult.

    No-fault divorce laws, in which either party can unilaterally get a divorce without having to prove the other person did something egregious, were first instituted in California in 1969 by the then governor, Ronald Reagan (who went on to become the first US president who had ever been divorced).

    By 2010 every state in the country had legalized a no-fault divorce option. The change in law seemed like common sense: before the shift, couples who no longer wanted to be together had to make up scenarios where someone was at fault, even sometimes faking adultery, to get a court to agree to let them split.

    And while it certainly wasn’t Reagan’s intention at the time, no-fault divorces were also a feminist act: they made it easier for women (and it usually was women) in abusive relationships to get out.

    Want to know just how good for American women no-fault divorces were? A National Bureau of Economic Research study conducted in 2003, found a large decline in the number of women killing themselves following the introduction of no-fault divorce, but no similar declinefor men.

    “Total female suicide declined by around 20% in states that adopted unilateral divorce,” according to the paper. There was also “a large decline in domestic violence for both men and women in states that adopted unilateral divorce … [and] suggestive evidence that unilateral divorce led to a decline in females murdered by their partners”.


    If a law makes it easier for women to exercise their autonomy then you can be sure that Republicans will want to overturn it. (Reagan, according to his son, later called supporting no-fault divorce his “greatest regret” in life.)

    For years now, a number of conservative commentators and extremist lawmakers have been grumbling that getting divorced these days is too damn easy and something needs to be done about it to save the sanctity of marriage and uphold family values.

    Which, when you translate it from Republican-speak to plain English, means: we need to make it easier for men to treat women like their property.…..

     
    They’ve come after abortion. They’ve come after birth control. They’ve come after IVF. Now it looks suspiciously like far-right Republicans might have a new target: no-fault divorce. If a certain subsection of Republicans get their way, obtaining a divorce in the US might soon become a lot more difficult.

    No-fault divorce laws, in which either party can unilaterally get a divorce without having to prove the other person did something egregious, were first instituted in California in 1969 by the then governor, Ronald Reagan (who went on to become the first US president who had ever been divorced).

    By 2010 every state in the country had legalized a no-fault divorce option. The change in law seemed like common sense: before the shift, couples who no longer wanted to be together had to make up scenarios where someone was at fault, even sometimes faking adultery, to get a court to agree to let them split.

    And while it certainly wasn’t Reagan’s intention at the time, no-fault divorces were also a feminist act: they made it easier for women (and it usually was women) in abusive relationships to get out.

    Want to know just how good for American women no-fault divorces were? A National Bureau of Economic Research study conducted in 2003, found a large decline in the number of women killing themselves following the introduction of no-fault divorce, but no similar declinefor men.

    “Total female suicide declined by around 20% in states that adopted unilateral divorce,” according to the paper. There was also “a large decline in domestic violence for both men and women in states that adopted unilateral divorce … [and] suggestive evidence that unilateral divorce led to a decline in females murdered by their partners”.


    If a law makes it easier for women to exercise their autonomy then you can be sure that Republicans will want to overturn it. (Reagan, according to his son, later called supporting no-fault divorce his “greatest regret” in life.)

    For years now, a number of conservative commentators and extremist lawmakers have been grumbling that getting divorced these days is too damn easy and something needs to be done about it to save the sanctity of marriage and uphold family values.

    Which, when you translate it from Republican-speak to plain English, means: we need to make it easier for men to treat women like their property.…..

    This is part of the agenda of controlling women and forcing them back into second class citizen status. If we think it couldn’t happen, we are just whistling past the graveyard. Evidently a new generation of men has decided that women should be subjugated.
     
    A racist massacre at a Black South Carolina church in 2015 and George Floyd’s murder in 2020 intensified a reckoning over the role of Confederate symbols in American public life and government. It’s a reckoning that has proven particularly uneasy in the Republican Party.

    But after years of being split on such issues — often between North and South, and sometimes between establishment types and conservative firebrands — this week the party for once landed overwhelming on the side of commemorating the Confederates.

    The House voted Thursday on a Republican amendment to restore Arlington National Cemetery’s Confederate Memorial.

    The century-old monument, which was removed in December, features an enslaved Black “mammy” holding the infant child of a White officer, as an enslaved Black man follows the officer off to war. The monument references the “Lost Cause,” a mythology about the Civil War era favored by apologists for the Confederacy.

    The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), did not pass, but it got very strong support in the House GOP conference.

    While 24 Republicans voted against restoring the monument, 192 voted in favor — nearly 89 percent of voting Republicans.

    That’s significantly more GOP support for a Confederate symbol than we’ve seen over the last decade……


     
    A Vermont lawmaker was compelled to apologize publicly after being caught on video pouring water into her colleague’s work bag multiple times across several months.

    The bizarre behavior is allegedly a part of a campaign of harassment that one legislator aimed at another who represents the same district in the Green Mountain state, independent outlet Seven Days first reported.

    The Republican representative, Mary Morrissey, 67, confessed to dumping water in the bag of the Democratic legislator Jim Carroll, 62. She later apologized during a Vermont state house session on Monday, Boston.com reported.


    “I am truly ashamed of my actions,” Morrissey said.

    Morrissey did not respond to the Guardian’s request for comment.

    She and Carroll both represent the city of Bennington, about 25 miles outside of Manchester. Morrissey has served 13 terms in the Vermontlegislature while Carroll has served two.

    Carroll told the Guardian that Morrissey had poured cups of water into his bag since January.

    Carroll says he first suspected Morrissey as she had been “nasty” to him for several months despite the two knowing each other since childhood and even attending the same church.

    “[She] would say demeaning things in front of other legislators,” Carroll said.


    But Carroll had no evidence, so he decided to launch his own investigation. For weeks, Carroll secretly recorded footage of his backpack to catch the person in the act.

    In two videos Carroll captured, Morrissey is seen dumping a cup of liquid into Carroll’s green tote bag. Morrissey’s face was not captured in the video, but fellow lawmakers were able to identify her by her gray hair.…..

     
    A Vermont lawmaker was compelled to apologize publicly after being caught on video pouring water into her colleague’s work bag multiple times across several months.

    The bizarre behavior is allegedly a part of a campaign of harassment that one legislator aimed at another who represents the same district in the Green Mountain state, independent outlet Seven Days first reported.

    The Republican representative, Mary Morrissey, 67, confessed to dumping water in the bag of the Democratic legislator Jim Carroll, 62. She later apologized during a Vermont state house session on Monday, Boston.com reported.


    “I am truly ashamed of my actions,” Morrissey said.

    Morrissey did not respond to the Guardian’s request for comment.

    She and Carroll both represent the city of Bennington, about 25 miles outside of Manchester. Morrissey has served 13 terms in the Vermontlegislature while Carroll has served two.

    Carroll told the Guardian that Morrissey had poured cups of water into his bag since January.

    Carroll says he first suspected Morrissey as she had been “nasty” to him for several months despite the two knowing each other since childhood and even attending the same church.

    “[She] would say demeaning things in front of other legislators,” Carroll said.


    But Carroll had no evidence, so he decided to launch his own investigation. For weeks, Carroll secretly recorded footage of his backpack to catch the person in the act.

    In two videos Carroll captured, Morrissey is seen dumping a cup of liquid into Carroll’s green tote bag. Morrissey’s face was not captured in the video, but fellow lawmakers were able to identify her by her gray hair.…..

    WTH is wrong with these people? FFS.
     
    A Vermont lawmaker was compelled to apologize publicly after being caught on video pouring water into her colleague’s work bag multiple times across several months.

    The bizarre behavior is allegedly a part of a campaign of harassment that one legislator aimed at another who represents the same district in the Green Mountain state, independent outlet Seven Days first reported.

    The Republican representative, Mary Morrissey, 67, confessed to dumping water in the bag of the Democratic legislator Jim Carroll, 62. She later apologized during a Vermont state house session on Monday, Boston.com reported.


    “I am truly ashamed of my actions,” Morrissey said.

    Morrissey did not respond to the Guardian’s request for comment.

    She and Carroll both represent the city of Bennington, about 25 miles outside of Manchester. Morrissey has served 13 terms in the Vermontlegislature while Carroll has served two.

    Carroll told the Guardian that Morrissey had poured cups of water into his bag since January.

    Carroll says he first suspected Morrissey as she had been “nasty” to him for several months despite the two knowing each other since childhood and even attending the same church.

    “[She] would say demeaning things in front of other legislators,” Carroll said.


    But Carroll had no evidence, so he decided to launch his own investigation. For weeks, Carroll secretly recorded footage of his backpack to catch the person in the act.

    In two videos Carroll captured, Morrissey is seen dumping a cup of liquid into Carroll’s green tote bag. Morrissey’s face was not captured in the video, but fellow lawmakers were able to identify her by her gray hair.…..


    MAGA turns Republicans into hateful little children who can't control themselves and have no decorum, with the commensurate intelligence those acts display.
     

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