When I first read about Gov Greg Abbott putting razor wire on the border, I was appalled. What is up with Republicans wanting to kill or maim people? It's like the Party of Death. As the saying goes "No hate like christian love"
Juan R Gonzalez in USA Today
ACLU re: Texas HB4 which died in the Texas Lege on Nov 7 2023
When Texas, with SB8,, passed before SCOTUS overturned Roe v Wade, decided to make it so that citizens of the state could snoop on women having abortions and sue the providers in civil court, all while Texas government pretends to have nothing to do with it except codify that odious behaviour into law, I wondered what SCOTUS would do about it. After all, people who just want money through a lawsuit don't even necessarily have *standing* against the person getting an abortion, they're just greedy
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
THE SATANIC TEMPLE, INC., and
THE CITY OF CHICAGO,
Plaintiffs Adam Vavrick and The Satanic Temple, Inc., through counsel, bring
this action against Defendant City of Chicago, and allege as follows:
Nature of the Case
1. Invocations before legislative bodies are a time-honored tradition that
No, not the one, Jane Doe v Donald J Trump and Jeffrey Epstein from 2016 (US District Court Southern District of New York) PDF
Trump was originally supposed to go testify in the E Jean Carroll civil case, but decided to go fly away to Scotland instead of going to court. Guess he figures he's going to lose anyway so why not go golfing. What's hilarious is that he was asked by an Irish reporter why he went golfing instead of attending his own rape case, including "But does it not show disre
If it is based on someone's particular religious beliefs, guess what. The United States is not based on a particular religion being a state religion that everyone must agree with and follow. That includes christianity.
If a particular religion believes that women must be submissive to men, that does not mean all women everywhere have to respect that belief and follow it.
What is absolutely reprehensible is that most Republicans in these states that are banning abortion consider the fe
Trump has been indicated on felony charges for the one in New York re: hiding payments about Stormy Daniels. The NY Attorney General has a civil lawsuit against Trump re: lying about assets-Trump went in this last week to do a second deposition on that. DOJ has a special counsel to look into the classified documents he took to MarALago as well as efforts to interfere with the 2000 election. and finally Trump's efforts in Georgia to overturn the election (The Fulton County DA has until M
If I wanted to watch an hour of sexual assaulter Trump lying, I'd tune in to his little lie fests he has with his followers who are happy to send this supposed rich guy money. And I don't. Who knows what CNN was thinking except they clearly want to bring in a larger audience comprised of the dregs of humanity.
Read this bill and tell me if this isn't one of the stupidest bills the Texas Lege has come up with yet. Maybe it's written for ignorant Texans that don't know nothing stops any kid from reading the Bible or praying as long as they aren't disrupting class and paying attention during instructional time. They can pray before school, at lunch, etc. Nobody stops 'em. They can even bring a Bible into school, just like any kid can bring in a so-called Banned Book to read. If it makes a child feel bet
It's funny. I never cared about who was or wasn't transgender my whole life. Really, until wacko Republicans decided to make it a part of their culture war, most people probably didn't care either. Mz Zephyr was elected, was silenced by Republicans when she wanted to speak out about their bigoted view of transgender laws. You can read the particulars at the lawsuit link below.
Have to ask, why the fool does it take a lawsuit to fight against the bigotry of Republicans?
Anyway, here is
Hobby Lobby and smuggling artifacts.
Remember when Hobby Lobby went to court because they didn't want to pay for birth control for their employees?
Hobby Lobby, in 2021 lost an 11 year fight to block a trans woman from the bathroom.
Tried to get a public school to use THEIR Bible textbook
Wanted to be able to discriminate against LGBTQ on the basis of religion. Yes, a religion of hate and bigotry regardless of the huge amount of money this organi
Update: the bill that would have required Texas public schools to display the 10 Commandments in every classroom has failed. Good. Shows that Republicans are not serious people but just want to rile up ignorant people who don't understand separation of church and state
1. Not everyone is a christian. The bill to put the 10 commandments in every school, in every classroom, is nonsense.DMN
2. Not everyone wants their children to be indoctrinated by fairy tales
3. What they want to
Texas Freedom Network
Here's what I find ironic. These Texas Republicans are all about preventing children from learning about the diverse world as it is, and yet are trying to stuff 10 commandments posters into every classroom.
If this jackass really feels this way, then why is he trying to put the Lege in the place of decision makers instead of parents with regard to the 10 commandments? Worse than a hypocrite. What is he, a christian nationalist instead of a normal person?
Makes ya wonder how many christian nationalists are actually in office that don't give a hoot about either the US constitution or the Texas constitution. Anyway, this is absurd and waiting for a lawsuit to happen, not to mention how bigoted this idea is. What is it? That Texas public schools can decide, rather than hire a qualified guidance counselor, to hire a chaplain instead.
Because where every public school being paid for tax dollars wants is some pushy religious types using an offic
Alito wants everyone to look at the person who leaked about the Roe v Wade decision (which was full of baloney court decisions that showed his stupidity) not have freedom of speech to criticize the court as an illegitimate institution,all while taking AWAY a right of women and making them less than full citizens.
Poor Poor Alito. Won[t people just bow down to him since he sits on the court and shut up with the criticism? I think every American is pretty tired of the she
Don't know if everyone is following how utterly corrupt and bribe-able Clarence Thomas is, but the most amazing part is that Harlan Crow put Thomas on the gravy train and Thomas not only took all the spiffs, but didn't fill out his ethics reports about all the gifts. That tells me Thomas knew is was shameful but liked those free trips too much plus it was too much work to recuse himself from any court cases involving Crows pet projects. (Harlan Crow doesn[t want anyone to know how much bribes gi
I had quite forgotten that the Republican kooks in Granbury are bigots. 7 years ago Hood County bigots tried to get LGBTQ books removed from the public library; they were stopped because there were more sensible Americans fighting this.
This last couple of years Texas Legislaor Matt Krause took up the Bigot torch. From 2021
These intrusive christians should be told to MYOB instead of doing the UnAmerican activity of banning books.
And, as Christopher Tackett,
An interesting part of the video with this article regarding the process of getting a pardon
So, what in the world is the Office of the US Pardon Attorney for if people can just go around it, probably have no investigation but instead possibly under the table pardons given out to those with lots of money. Feels like everything was a grift under the table with the Trump administration. Anyone, I believe, should be able to go to the OPA and ask to see the papers for
Somervell County has had at least three instances, that I know of, where an employee working for a public governmental entity, either embezzled money from the entity or worked with money while convicted of a felony. One, back in 2015, was Melanie Reese, former City Secretary of Glen Rose who plea bargained theft of government funds. A second was Janice Nickell who embezzled from Glen Rose Medical Center in 2013. And then there was Liz Morgan, who embezzled church money and spent at least part o
Why, it was only a couple of weeks ago that some Republicans were telling women to just move on and forget about that they were doing re: abortion bans. Yeah, forget that some states were STILL passing laws to limit abortion to 6 weeks, make women have multiple appointments over several days before they cold even get on, maybe forced to have a sonogram, or having to leave the state if, god forbid, they have to get an abortion for any reason AFTER 6 weeks. (At which point, incidentally, a lot of
They must be pretty afraid they cannot win if they don't try some voter suppression but having the Secretary of State take over elections is beyond the pale. ehttps://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/texas-senate-passes-bill-to-seize-control-of-elections-from-local-authorities/ (cough cough Harris County) and appointing somebody else to oversee the vote is STEALING VOTES. Maybe they should wait to do this until the Dominion lawsuit is over since it shows Fox News duped people over the vote.