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Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:52 AM

The next step: They will begin questioning Texas women in airports and bus terminals.

Where are you going? Why? Who are you visiting? And on and on.

I was thinking this morning that we could set up an "adopt a Texan" movement where, if a woman needed to leave Texas in order to obtain an abortion, she could be sponsored by a person or family in the other state. Then, I started thinking about what Texas might do to stop that. Nothing would surprise me. This country has been on a slippery slope and it's picking up speed and heading for the bottom.

Now I'll sit back and wait for someone to tell me how negative I am.

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Reply The next step: They will begin questioning Texas women in airports and bus terminals. (Original post)
Raven Sep 2021 OP
roamer65 Sep 2021 #1
niyad Sep 2021 #2
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2021 #3
Hortensis Sep 2021 #4
Ninga Sep 2021 #8
Hortensis Sep 2021 #10
mopinko Sep 2021 #9
Hortensis Sep 2021 #12
mopinko Sep 2021 #13
Hortensis Sep 2021 #15
PortTack Sep 2021 #11
Oneironaut Sep 2021 #5
Hortensis Sep 2021 #16
Girard442 Sep 2021 #6
C_U_L8R Sep 2021 #7
totodeinhere Sep 2021 #14
Hekate Sep 2021 #18
Raven Sep 2021 #17
kskiska Sep 2021 #19
LeftInTX Sep 2021 #20
lpbk2713 Sep 2021 #21

Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:58 AM

1. I am expecting harassment of women at departure and entry points.

The scumbags will try it.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:59 AM

2. Didn't Ohio actually try that some years ago? I don't think you are negative. Realistic.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:00 AM

3. Negative? No. Realistic? Yes. In Repug states in todays

America anything is possible. Last night watching Rachel I wondered aloud when we will see public stonings- seriously.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:01 AM

4. :) You're negative. They need a lot more power before they can go "taliban"

in airports and bus terminals. But if more people don't wake up and get off their fingers, that could happen so fast the complacent and apathetic wouldn't have time to even straighten up.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:53 AM

8. My view. One needs to consider that labeling a class of people unfit to make their own decisions

COULD possibly lead to gas chambers thus spurring on action to prevent that from becoming reality.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 10:43 AM

10. It's happened before. Republican and LW radicals already believe the majorities

who reject their leadership are dangerously destructive and undeserving. Both already believe they're justified in oversetting the power of the majority. That's what we have to worry about now -- the anti-democratic zealots who look for ways to defeat the undeserving majorities who, if not derailed, will elect Democrats.

In just what ways the trumpist right, especially, would misuse great power if they got it,...? Aside, obviously, from starting out with filling giant camps in the desert full of brown-skinned people (mostly) without papers? Horrible even to wonder about.

We do now know, though, that they are exactly the same kind of people as those who chose (and created) Hitler to be their strongman leader and then obeyed fervently and unquestioningly.

Amazing to realize, these authoritarian types were drawn to and empowered Strongman tRump not just to smash all opposition and persecute those they hate, but, psychologists say, to be the decider of issues of conscience and morality.

tRump as keeper of the national soul (!), and no accident that the person these people chose is psychopathic and meaner than a snake.

But I think most people are still dangerously far from imagining anything like "it" could happen here. We had large wins in 2018, but we won by promising better healthcare -- a kitchen issue while the national house fire was spreading to the second story. And this month it's actually possible that California voters could elect their own tRump. 58% (only!) of CA voters say they'll vote against the recall, but CA-tRumpers have two weeks to eat into that. And times are so crazy that more dogwhistling about Nazis and final solutions to immigration might actually bring out more.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:58 AM

9. what limits are there on private citizens? nothing like leo's.

 

i dont see anything constraining these assholes from following women around at airports and bus stations. they need next to nothing for proof, as far as i can see, and are indemnified if they lose.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:10 PM

12. Don't doubt this will encourage hostile aggression from the kind

we see in the videos.

As for hostiles being allowed to try to apply THIS law against strangers in airports, though, combining the fun of harassment and even worse crimes with a very distant possibility of hitting the lottery? I really don't see it,

Even TX has laws against harassing and threatening. BIG backlash from people in general, voters, business, misuse sabotage of the law's functioning, etc, would force a stop to it. As it is, this law is going to increase the reluctance of many desirable professionals to move to TX for jobs and dissuade yet more businesses from locating there.

Now, later, after they were able to take over and establish an authoritarian police state, that might well be different. As has happened many places, those favored by the authorities might attack approved victims while people hurried by for their own sakes, but that'd be a different America.

Imo, the people to fear are more like a malicious in-law or neighbor, a druggie cousin, a child's teacher, mail carrier, etc, and anyone they might gossip and speculate with.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:53 PM

13. you're assuming they are looking for strangers.

 

they'll have a whole network of looking for women known/thought to be pg.
also looking for providers and shepherds.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:23 PM

15. Well, we'll get to see what happens. Shoulda bought stock

in YouTube early on. Maybe those who have to work will find ways to hack personal computers instead and spy on mail deliveries to homes near them. Abortion pills work very well for the first 70 days of gestation, but some are going to order them late and/or receive them after 6 weeks.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 10:43 AM

11. +1000

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:02 AM

5. And, imo, police checkpoints, probably.

I wouldn’t be shocked. We’re fast approaching American Taliban territory.

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:31 PM

16. Seriously? I would be enormously shocked, and many rights groups,

including our own federal government, would be all over it. And the world press would be flooding in to cover it.

Addendum: Just realized you might hve been joking and I missed it as usual? These subjects tend to smother what sense of humor I have.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:46 AM

6. Mandatory reporting of pregnancy test buyers next?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:51 AM

7. Get rich hunting pregnant women.

It's the Republican way.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:56 PM

14. I don't think that they could get away with that.

American citizens have the right to travel between states at will. Texas could not stop any resident of that state from traveling to another state.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:49 PM

18. Civilians have been empowered to harass, not cops. This is vigilantism. nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:46 PM

17. They won't detain them. They'll take names. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:57 PM

19. When will Viagra be banned?

…or some other male-related sex issue?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:58 PM

20. Probably won't happen at airports

They did get rid of the Hare Krishnas from airports....

Bus stations are another story...
Someone went up to my son at a bus station and asked, "Do you wanna buy some speed? You wanna buy some pain pills?"...He was like WTF!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:16 PM

21. "STOP!"






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