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graphic photo of trump "grabbing" the secret service agent

cheezus take the wheel!




dobbs vs women's health leads to dystopia

i thought it might be rooted in conservative distain for unenumerated rights. natural rights, such as privacy and autonomy were seen by the founders as "endowed by their creator" and thus not necessary to enshrine as amendments.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization :: 597 U.S. ___ (2022) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center

in section (3) of the decision the justices minimize the right to bodily autonomy.

Those criteria, at a high level of generality, could license fundamental rights to illicit drug use, prostitution, and the like.

there are cases "preceeding casey" that seeem to recognize bodily autonomy as a right, but

Abortion is different because it destroys what Roe termed “potential life”

this path leads, i'm afraid, to a place where you have no right to refuse vaccine. any more than you have a right to take drugs or prostitute yourself.

taken just a little farther, if your kidney is a match and can be used to save a "potential life" you have no right to keep your own organ.

there are already huge repercussions to the court's refusal to uphold privacy as a natural right. but decisions like dobbs lead to dystopia,

pride month seems to be cranking up in florida ..........

link to c span live jan 6 hearing.

starts 0922 cdt

https://www.c-span.org/video/?520804-1/hearing-investigation-capitol-attack&live

war on xmas : why we fight



christmas is really for the children, isn't it.

children are taught the story of the shepherds and wise men bringing gifts to the baby in the manger and "hark" the angels singing etc

children are also taught the sick story of jolly old st nick and his lists of "naughty" and "nice."

it does not take long for kids to understand that their schoolmates with more affluent parents seem to be higher on the "nice" list than they are. this fact of life certainly is internalized by the rich kids, who can't wait to show off their new toys to the kids who really needed those shoes and that sweater that santa brought them.

this tradition of conspicuous consumption is detrimental to rich and poor alike, and follows them throughout their lives and all year round. class warfare under a decorated tree.

critical race theory : congratulations conservatives



elementary schools are not teaching your children that they are evil racists because they are white.

of course, they never have taught anyone that, that still isn't "critical race theory," and terrorizing your local school boards did not change anything about this subject.

just out of surgery thursday

docs removed my squamous cell carcinoma, one salivary gland, and 4 lymph nodes. i feel like hell and still hooked up to drain tube but maybe i have survived this stage 4 nightmare? tests this week i'm sure.

kraken sanctions hearing live

https://www.reddit.com/r/law/comments/oiphnm/sanctions_hearing_in_king_et_al_v_whitmer_kraken/

yankees end game with triple play

https://streamable.com/pyscfk

much ado about transgender athletes

Fox News has aired more segments on trans athletes so far in 2021 than it did in the last two years combined | Media Matters for America

Fox News aired at least 126 discussions about transgender athletes from January 2019 through March 2021, including 72 discussions that aired in the first three months of this year alone -- more than twice as many as in 2019 and 2020 combined. Throughout all of those discussions, Fox hosts and guests could point to only nine trans women athletes, one of whom was not even allowed to compete and none of whom were dominating their sport -- as states around the country consider banning them from competing.

Fox anchors, hosts, and guests also cited trans athletes in at least 58 passing mentions during this time, often listing them among examples of supposedly “extreme” Democratic policies.


i have had very mixed opinions of this issue, the kids, all of them, deserve to be treated fairly and protected from unfair competition and bullying. but what is the best way to achieve that?

i have commented in the past that i just do not think there are enough transgender children to worry about the bath rooms or sports records. this article confirms that conclusion. the usa has bigger problems than 9 unfortunate children who might not be noticed at all if not for the fox news echo chamber.

one last note on transgender athletes. how about the republican candidate for california governor .......

Caitlyn Jenner tees off in her first golf tournament as a woman | Daily Mail Online

Caitlyn Jenner hit the golf course for her first tournament as a woman on Wednesday.

The former Olympian, 66, who transitioned from male to female a year ago, is a keen golfer and plays regularly at the Lake Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, not far from her Malibu home.

She teed off at the ANA Inspiration Pro-Am in Rancho Mirage, California, in a foursome that included U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach.
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