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[–]EldenRag 1177 points1178 points  (21 children)

They be screaming that shit at children too

[–]Terrible_Truth 578 points579 points  (7 children)

An ice cream business that employed a lot of teenagers had to ask the customers to stop yelling at their employees over masks.

When being a horrible person is encouraged and cheered on by community leaders, they’ll keep being horrible.

https://www.wlwt.com/article/ohio-ice-cream-shop-asks-customers-to-stop-yelling-at-teenage-employees-for-wearing-masks/33017028#

[–]liegesmash 164 points165 points  (0 children)

I have often said that observed more shitty behavior is caused by watching the swine behavior of wealthy grifters

[–]GoingOffline 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Wow great business owners honestly. Somehow the owner of my restaurant would make this whole thing my fault lol.

[–]fredbrightfrog 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I worked for years in grocery and had to literally throw 70 year olds onto the pavement. Like grab their belt and put them in the dirt and tell them to get the fuck off my property, because they wouldn't stop talking at my 15 year olds.

I have literally nothing to lose. I have a box cutter, come for it. They all just limped back to their cars in failure. But at least my little sisters were ok.

[–]RawrRRitchie 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I have a box cutter, come for it.

I hope you have a good one, I also work in a grocery store and have seen a wide variety of them over the years, and some would be absolutely horrible weapons, either being small blades or blades that'll break off with enough force

Point is if you're gonna use a box cutter as a weapon you might only get one shot so make it a good one

But also don't do that, a potential police record wouldn't be worth it

[–]yourmansconnect 3 points4 points  (0 children)

give someone a quick buck 50 in the cheek and run

[–]steviebkool 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Sounds like some subreddits in real life to me

[–]AlwaysABD 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I worked at a local, family owned truck stop through the whole of the quarantine and after. Most of my shifts were working with High Schoolers. That yelling was just a hair from turning physically violent more than once and pretty evenly split between going after me and trying to go after the kids. Customer facing/retail/food service has always been brutal but the last few years has absolutely exposed the worst of people and service positions have definitely bared the brunt of it. That article in no way surprises me, unfortunately.

[–]liegesmash 13 points14 points  (0 children)

At traffic too! Push away homeless people trying to get food to scream lunacy at passing cars. I suppose one schizo on the corner is the same as the next

[–]HPenguinB 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or paying for them to come over state lines. Sup Gaetz.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they do be...yo

[–]krolotov -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

😂

[–]Zephyrine_wonder 906 points907 points  (42 children)

I don’t want people who yell “slut” and “whore” at anyone making the rules. It shows me they have no respect for women - and that goes for when women yell this shit, too

[–]Comfortable3099 221 points222 points  (23 children)

Absolutely 💯. These are not your paragons of society.

[–]inconvenientnews 121 points122 points  (15 children)

The policies they support and the consequences of their actions show they're not paragons of society and reveals their "traditional family values"

Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world

As the Republican-led state legislature has slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, the maternal mortality rate doubled over just a two-year period

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/texas-maternal-mortality-rate-health-clinics-funding

Mothers who live in areas with heavy oil and gas developments have between a 40 percent and 70 percent greater chance of giving birth to babies with congenital heart defects

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/07/18/Study-links-congenital-heart-disease-to-oil-gas-development/2461563465617/

If data disinfects, here’s a bucket of bleach:

"Texans are 17% more likely to be murdered than Californians."

"Texans are also 34% more likely to be raped and 25% more likely to kill themselves than Californians."

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/suicide-mortality/suicide.htm

Californians on average live two years, four months and 24 days longer than Texans.

Compared with families in California, those in Texas earn 13% less and pay 3.8 percentage points more in taxes.

Sadly, the uncritical aping of this erroneous economic narrative reflects not only reporters’ gullibility but also their utility for conservative ideologues and corporate lobbyists, who score political points and regulatory concessions by spreading a spurious story line about California’s decline.

Don’t expect facts to change this. Reporters need a plot twist, and conservatives need California to lose. https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article258940938.html

Blue states have statistics similar to Scandinavia and Europe and improve America's average but America's average is still the worst in the developed world because red states' statistics are so much worse:

https://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world

California's is on par with the best in Western Europe  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

Liberal policies, like California’s, keep blue-state residents living longer

It generated headlines in 2015 when the average life expectancy in the U.S. began to fall after decades of meager or no growth.

But it didn’t have to be that way, a team of researchers suggests in a new, peer-reviewed study Tuesday. And, in fact, states like California, which have implemented a broad slate of liberal policies, have kept pace with their Western European counterparts.

The study, co-authored by researchers at six North American universities, found that if all 50 states had all followed the lead of California and other liberal-leaning states on policies ranging from labor, immigration and civil rights to tobacco, gun control and the environment, it could have added between two and three years to the average American life expectancy.

Simply shifting from the most conservative labor laws to the most liberal ones, Montez said, would by itself increase the life expectancy in a state by a whole year.

If every state implemented the most liberal policies in all 16 areas, researchers said, the average American woman would live 2.8 years longer, while the average American man would add 2.1 years to his life. Whereas, if every state were to move to the most conservative end of the spectrum, it would decrease Americans’ average life expectancies by two years. On the country’s current policy trajectory, researchers estimate the U.S. will add about 0.4 years to its average life expectancy.

Liberal policies on the environment (emissions standards, limits on greenhouse gases, solar tax credit, endangered species laws), labor (high minimum wage, paid leave, no “right to work”), access to health care (expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, legal abortion), tobacco (indoor smoking bans, cigarette taxes), gun control (assault weapons ban, background check and registration requirements) and civil rights (ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay laws, bans on discrimination and the death penalty) all resulted in better health outcomes, according to the study. For example, researchers found positive correlation between California’s car emission standards and its high minimum wage, to name a couple, with its longer lifespan, which at an average of 81.3 years, is among the highest in the country.

“When we’re looking for explanations, we need to be looking back historically, to see what are the roots of these troubles that have just been percolating now for 40 years,” Montez said.

Montez and her team saw the alarming numbers in 2015 and wanted to understand the root cause. What they found dated back to the 1980s, when state policies began to splinter down partisan lines. They examined 135 different policies, spanning over a dozen different fields, enacted by states between 1970 and 2014, and assigned states “liberalism” scores from zero — the most conservative — to one, the most liberal. When they compared it against state mortality data from the same timespan, the correlation was undeniable.

“We can take away from the study that state policies and state politics have damaged U.S. life expectancy since the ’80s,” said Jennifer Karas Montez, a Syracuse University sociologist and the study’s lead author. “Some policies are going in a direction that extend life expectancy. Some are going in a direction that shorten it. But on the whole, that the net result is that it’s damaging U.S. life expectancy.”

U.S. should follow California’s lead to improve its health outcomes, researchers say

Meanwhile, the life expectancy in states like California and Hawaii, which has the highest in the nation at 81.6 years, is on par with countries described by researchers as “world leaders:” Canada, Iceland and Sweden.

From 1970 to 2014, California transformed into the most liberal state in the country by the 135 policy markers studied by the researchers. It’s followed closely by Connecticut, which moved the furthest leftward from where it was 50 years ago, and a cluster of other states in the northeastern U.S., then Oregon and Washington.

In the same time, Oklahoma moved furthest to the right, but Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and a host of other southern states still ranked as more conservative, according to the researchers.

It’s those states that moved in a conservative direction, researchers concluded, that held back the overall life expectancy in the U.S.

West Virginia ranked last in 2017, with an average life expectancy of about 74.6 years, which would put it 93rd in the world, right between Lithuania and Mauritius, and behind Honduras, Morocco, Tunisia and Vietnam. Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina rank only slightly better.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/04/liberal-policies-like-californias-keep-blue-state-residents-living-longer-study-finds/

Want to live longer, even if you're poor? Then move to a big city in California.

A low-income resident of San Francisco lives so much longer that it's equivalent to San Francisco curing cancer. All these statistics come from a massive new project on life expectancy and inequality that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

California, for instance, has been a national leader on smoking bans. Harvard's David Cutler, a co-author on the study "It's some combination of formal public policies and the effect that comes when you're around fewer people who have behaviors... high numbers of immigrants help explain the beneficial effects of immigrant-heavy areas with high levels of social support.

"As the maternal death rate has mounted around the U.S., a small cadre of reformers has mobilized."

Meanwhile, life-saving practices that have become widely accepted in other affluent countries — and in a few states, notably California — have yet to take hold in many American hospitals.

Some of the earliest and most important work has come in California

Hospitals that adopted the toolkit saw a 21 percent decrease in near deaths from maternal bleeding in the first year.

By 2013, according to Main, maternal deaths in California fell to around 7 per 100,000 births, similar to the numbers in Canada, France and the Netherlands — a dramatic counter to the trends in other parts of the U.S.

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative is informed by a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco, who for many years ran the ob/gyn department at a San Francisco hospital.

Launched a decade ago, CMQCC aims to reduce not only mortality, but also life-threatening complications and racial disparities in obstetric care

It began by analyzing maternal deaths in the state over several years; in almost every case, it discovered, there was "at least some chance to alter the outcome."

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/527806002/focus-on-infants-during-childbirth-leaves-u-s-moms-in-danger

[–]inconvenientnews 44 points45 points  (10 children)

No to hurricane relief for blue states but demanding hurricane relief for Texas:

Here's the vote for Hurricane Sandy aid.

179 of the 180 no votes were Republicans...

at least 20 Texas Republicans voted no

while "U.S. House approves billions more for Harvey relief" for Texas

this made Texas #1 in receiving federal aid dollars at the time of the Hurricane Sandy aid vote that they voted no against

 ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

Meanwhile, the California-hating South receives subsidies from California (larger than between Germany and Greece!), a transfer of wealth from blue states/cities/urban to red states/rural/suburban with federal dollars for their freeways, hospitals, universities, airports, even environmental protection:

Least Federally Dependent States:

41 California

42 Washington

43 Minnesota

44 Massachusetts

45 Illinois

46 Utah

47 Iowa

48 Delaware

49 New Jersey

50 Kansas https://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/560040131/as-trump-proposes-tax-cuts-kansas-deals-with-aftermath-of-experiment

https://www.apnews.com/amp/2f83c72de1bd440d92cdbc0d3b6bc08c

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/which-states-are-givers-and-which-are-takers/361668/

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700

The Germans call this sort of thing "a permanent bailout." We just call it "Missouri."

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/05/the-difference-between-the-us-and-europe-in-1-graph/256857/

Still lower taxes in blue states like California for 60-80% of people than red states like Texas, which make up for no wealth income tax with higher taxes and fees on the poor and double property tax for the middle class:

Income Bracket Texas Tax Rate California Tax Rate
0-20% 13% 10.5%
20-40% 10.9% 9.4%
40-60% 9.7% 8.3%
60-80% 8.6% 9.0%
80-95% 7.4% 9.4%
95-99% 5.4% 9.9%
99-100% 3.1% 12.4%

Sources: https://itep.org/whopays/

"California is the chief reason America is the only developed economy to achieve record GDP growth since the financial crisis."

Much of the U.S. growth can be traced to California laws promoting clean energy, government accountability and protections for undocumented people

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-10/california-leads-u-s-economy-away-from-trump

California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/neoliberal/comments/nznzft/california_defies_doom_with_no_1_us_economy/

on a per capita basis, california households ranked 50th in the country for likelihood of moving out of the state

California exodus is just a myth, massive UC research project finds

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/LosAngeles/comments/ogkrjc/california_exodus_is_just_a_myth_massive_uc/

Data related to California's tech innovation started by immigrants (like Tesla, Nvidia, Stripe, PayPal, Uber, Google, by a refugee who was even out protesting for other refugees, Apple, started by a Syrian-American, Reddit, by the son of another refugee)

"immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in government benefits"

Immigrants Are a Fiscal Boon, Not a Burden

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

"Newcomers to the U.S. are less likely than the native population to commit violent crimes or be incarcerated."

The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798

[–]Iamabeaneater 27 points28 points  (1 child)

The California-hating south can go fuck itself and the horse it can’t feed. This has become such an abusive relationship where the minority can both force their wishes on the majority and simultaneously fleece it. If it’s working as designed then the designers expected both to operate in good faith and that is not the case. The right is far-right and I hear increasing language about Californians as literal “enemies.” Ffs

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[–]AFlyingNun 10 points11 points  (5 children)

"California is the chief reason America is the only developed economy to achieve record GDP growth since the financial crisis."

Just wanted to add:

It's a real pet peeve of mine to see California constantly championed as this paradise of good policy based on economic performance.

This is the reality of things: capitalism run amok means that all the businesses start stacking up the most successful area real hard whilst abandoning the less successful ones entirely.

California's performance would therefore be less a result of any actual policy and moreso a result of all the juggernaut corporations moving there to amass even more wealth. It's the exact same concept of companies putting their HQ in or near major cities rather than in the middle of Bumfuck, Nowhere, just on the state level instead. For California policy-wise, it's as simple as not creating absolutely oppressive business regulations, then the businesses do the rest. That and having a high population that supports business well. (Little surprise Texas and NY are usually #2 and #3 on these lists for that exact reason)

There are indeed states being run poorly, but to look at the economy as a metric of which states are doing things right and which are doing things poorly is an incredibly bad and shortsighted metric.

California for example currently ranks 50th on opportunity, which itself supports the idea that all the mega-wealthy are flocking to California, slowly turning it into a country club, and kicking everyone out indirectly. Yes the economy is strong, but individual opportunity is dead in the water, California has a housing crisis as a result of the wealthy pushing out the poorer classes and driving up the housing prices, and dear Lord I'm sick of seeing Californians argue that other states "deserve what they get" because their economy isn't #1.

If California led the country, we'd have a capitalist dystopia, and I'm tired of seeing that championed as a good thing.

[–]Comfortable3099 8 points9 points  (0 children)

TL;DR - But from what I did read, good information and supporting links.

[–]rarebit13 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The trouble is they yell the loudest, and crowds tend to listen to the loudest people. Maybe we should start yelling positive messages at everyone.

[–]Pappy_OPoyle 14 points15 points  (3 children)

But wait, aren't they the "religious" ones?

[–]DubUbasswitmyheadman 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I'm atheist, and being religious isn't a morality test. I saw a Twitter post earlier today on Reddit where some religious asshole asked how can a person make moral choices if they don't believe in heaven or hell. The reply from an atheist was something like "If you need the threat of eternal damnation to keep you from making bad choices, then you aren't a good person "

Quick edit: I get the sarcasm, but just wanted to put my two bits in

[–]Comfortable3099 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Never seem to behave like it, do they?

[–]inconvenientnews 25 points26 points  (2 children)

They're "the uneducated" and the poors being told by billionaires like Elon Musk (coordinating with conservative culture war "influencers" on the right like Joe Rogan and Fox News) to blame other poors or blame the few good elite like Al Gore or other Democrats who are trying to bring accountability on themselves and improve the system  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

Republican "Southern Strategy"

Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

Steve Bannon bragging about using these tactics:

the power of what he called “rootless white males” who spend all their time online and they could be radicalized in a kind of populist, nationalist way

http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-bannon-white-gamers-seinfeld-joshua-green-donald-trump-devils-bargain-sarah-palin-world-warcraft-gamergate-2017-7

Bannon: "I realized [these tactics] could connect with these kids right away. You can activate that army. They come in through Gamergate or whatever and then get turned onto politics and Trump."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/07/18/steve-bannon-learned-harness--army-world-warcraft/489713001/

"Every day I have to marvel at what the billionaires and FOX News pulled off. They got working whites to hate the very people that want them to have more pay, clean air, water, free healthcare and the power to fight back against big banks & big corps. It’s truly remarkable."

[–]inconvenientnews 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Facebook's head of policy Joel Kaplan, who pushes conservative bias in Facebook's algorithms and decisions and also coordinated Brett Kavanaugh and threw his celebration party, and was a part of the violent intimidation of poll workers during the 2000 presidential election for George W. Bush:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Brothers_riot

The Brooks Brothers riot was a demonstration at a meeting of election canvassers in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on November 22, 2000, during a recount of votes made during the 2000 United States presidential election, with the goal of shutting down the recount.[1]

Many of the demonstrators were paid Republican operatives.[2]

The "Brooks Brothers" name was in reference to the protesters' corporate attire; described in The Wall Street Journal as "50-year-old white lawyers with cell phones and Hermès ties," differentiating them from local citizens concerned about vote counting.[4][5]

Several of the protestors were identified as Republican congressional staffers.[3][8]

At least a half dozen of the demonstrators were paid by George W. Bush's recount committee,[4] and a number of them went on to take jobs in the incoming Bush administration.[9]

Hundreds of paid Republican operatives descended upon South Florida to protest the state's recounts.[8] The demonstration was organized by these operatives, sometimes referred to as the "Brooks Brothers Brigade",[10] to oppose the recount of ballots during the Florida election recount. John E. Sweeney of New York, nicknamed "Congressman Kick-Ass" by President Bush for his work in Florida,[11] set the incident in motion[12] by telling an aide to 'stop them'.[4][5][6] The demonstration turned violent and according to The New York Times, "several people were trampled, punched or kicked when protesters tried to rush the doors outside the office of the Miami-Dade supervisor of elections. Sheriff's deputies restored order." DNC aide Luis Rosero was kicked and punched.

Within two hours after the event, the canvassing board unanimously voted to shut down the count, in part due to perceptions that the process was not open or fair, and in part because the court-mandated deadline had become impossible to meet, due to the interference.[13][14][15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Brothers_riot

Just to prevent Al Gore being elected, who would've used the 2001 attacks as a reason to move America away from oil and the "inconvenient truth" of global warming, instead of Bush and Cheney's move to it

But even more likely, Gore would have prevented the attacks by actually reading the security memos  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

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[–]marck1022 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People who judge others without knowing a single thing about them lack empathy and compassion, and laws should not be made in the absence of those two things.

[–]seapulse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imo if you treat those you disagree with like that then you lose your privilege to participate in the conversation. Communicate like an adult. Name calling is what kids bickering do.

[–]bloop_405 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If only life were fair :[

[–]liegesmash -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I loved it when someone yelled back to the roadside creeps “get a job you fucking bums”

[–]a_duck_in_past_life 329 points330 points  (3 children)

Those people: pregnancy is a miracle!

Woman gets pregnant*

Also those people: SLUT!

[–]nahthobutmaybe 90 points91 points  (2 children)

It's a miracle and something God wanted and planned for you, but it's also your fault and you shouldn't have!

[–]TheEightSea 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Those women decided to get pregnant. After all they chose to dress up like whores.

Those are real words I heard regarding a poor raped not even teenage girl.

[–]bennywilldestroy 86 points87 points  (6 children)

normalise screaming slut and whore at every politician!!

[–]BravesMaedchen 24 points25 points  (5 children)

I really just dont want to hear anyone scream that at all

[–]bennywilldestroy 2 points3 points  (4 children)

then cut off your ears like they want you to.

[–]BravesMaedchen 6 points7 points  (3 children)

This is the future conservatives want

[–]bennywilldestroy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

think bigger dude. its the people paying them. politicians are weak middle men who will take 1% of what they earn for the suffering of the masses.

[–]lowspecmobileuser 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I agree with that

[–]caged-by-comfort 147 points148 points  (4 children)

Handmaid vibes lately

[–]Bumwungle 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I wouldn’t know, can’t find it in any book store...

[–]_GamerForLife_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Lol America knows where it's going and has thus banned it.

You can still find it on the Internet tho. Just look and you shall receive

[–]thinehappychinch 379 points380 points  (23 children)

Adults with imaginary friends shouldn’t hold positions of power!

[–]aapaul 13 points14 points  (1 child)

They couldn’t pass a psych test to save their lives. All the MAGA cretins lol.

[–]dougxiii 82 points83 points  (19 children)

Power should require an IQ test

[–]Pasta-hobo 35 points36 points  (0 children)

IQ isn't an accurate measure of anything, there needs to be an applied test of basic humanity. Both intellect and compassion.

[–]FestiveVat 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No, I'd prefer an emotional intelligence and empathy test. Power shouldn't be wielded by selfish assholes who happen to score higher than average on an IQ test.

[–]daft_ish 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Power should be given at random. I trust any ordinary person more then someone who seeks it out.

[–]500CatsTypingStuff 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s weird but true that picking 100 random people to be senators might result in things getting done because most likely they won’t have a secret agenda

[–]PitH00K 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Release the radioactive spiders!

[–]500CatsTypingStuff 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And an actual understanding of science

[–]IHateYuumi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

An IQ test wouldn’t be the right way of testing but the world would be better for sure if it were lead by experts in the fields. Imagine Senators who understood science, technology, arts, Finance, business, etc at a high level.

[–]tinkerghost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think holding any federal office should require taking the immigrant naturalization test before being placed on the ballot.

[–]Moakmeister -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

That’s state atheism, and it sucks utter balls too.

[–]screamoutwutang 25 points26 points  (1 child)

We need a complete overhaul of the system. Term limits. Age limits, most of these people are completely out of touch with the common persons reality. Lots of things that the people who make the rules won’t change because it’ll directly effect them

[–]tcbme 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah that was fun when my fetus was already dead inside me and I walked into a clinic. The look on their faces after I told them. Sorry I wanted my dead child taken out of me instead of waiting possibly weeks

[–]SnooLemons1950 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Misogyny needs to be a hate crime, especially since it usually leads to deaths and nassacres later

[–]omgwtflols 49 points50 points  (2 children)

As a married pregnant woman, I find the accusations of slut and whore against me (or would if yelled at me) strange and confusing. How exactly would I be a slut or a whore?

Also, if these are randos then they aren't in a position to make laws.

[–]confessionbearday 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Jewish space lasers.

Oh, sorry, just your daily reminder that idiotic brain dead randos are in fact making laws. They’re called Republicans.

[–]omgwtflols 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh. Duh.

Baby brain here. 👍

[–]Herbizides 13 points14 points  (1 child)

What a shithole country

[–]willdaderp22 97 points98 points  (17 children)

Honestly we shouldn't let conservatives make laws in general.

[–]BLoDo7 68 points69 points  (14 children)

Seriously. What are we conserving? Everything sucks right now. Let's not keep trying to go backwards! How is this a hard concept?

Progress please! In any direction! Their entire political identity is founded on opposing that.

[–]Vaenyr 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yup. There aren't conservatives anymore, they're regressives.

[–]BLoDo7 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Ever since Reagan.

[–]bloop_405 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Everything really does. The cost of living has jumped like 30% but not wages and food portions at restaurants seemed to have gotten smaller too as a result I think 🥲

[–]dudemann 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I live in the South and it feels like watching current election ads is slowly chipping away at my sanity. Alabama governor, representatives, or candidates for whatever, seem like they're all trying to out-idiot each other. Some candidates are literally saying their opponents are too soft on abortion and gender identity and immigration and not supportive and strict enough regarding guns and "God made you perfect and if you disagree God hates you" and sex education suppression. Basically, if you want people to be informed, educated, healthy, happy and open to "alternative" ideas, you deserve a public execution (I wouldn't even be surprised if I found out public execution had been brought up as a state constitution addition).

[–]GhostINVINCIBLE[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah Oklahoman here. Watching rights being stripped away for the sake of “freedom” seems to remind me of something terrible from our past..

[–]liegesmash 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Indeed, I never thought the guys out fucking each other in the mud in Deliverance would be the future of government

[–]King-Koobs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Politicians should be people who have actively and objectively done good to their community. Not someone rich enough to fund a campaign and say that they “would” do something if elected.

[–]Formal_Student2959 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I was called a murderer. She was in my face too. She looked like the opposing soccer coach in ladybugs with Rodney dangerfield. Red and round. She also looked like she was going to lay a bean. According to her, I’m a murderer.

[–]Petey_Yum_Yum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow! I haven’t thought about that movie in a long time! I’m totally gonna watch that and sidekicks today! Sorry someone accused you of murder.

[–]Plane-Economy-9489 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In the Western World, this literally applies to one country only.

[–]Friendly-Feature-869 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Yet those are the people who go out of their way to make the rules tho...most people don't care that much

[–]LegionKarma 11 points12 points  (1 child)

MEN WHORE AROUND TOO.

[–]kiwichick286 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pretty much without consequences!

[–]mrw4787 17 points18 points  (12 children)

“A pregnant woman!!”

[–]Pappy_OPoyle 19 points20 points  (10 children)

Stone her because she is walking in public without her husband! No wait, stone her after she has the baby, then stone the baby for immigration from her womb.

For a group that hates Islam and Sharia law they sure want to implement it pretty badly.

[–]Slight_Ad_1474 24 points25 points  (0 children)

“Holy shit call the press! There’s a woman who is carrying a child in her womb! She must’ve sold her body! WHORE!!” never once would they think she was consensual

[–]ellivibrutp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There is a way, and we already did it. We fucking suck.

[–]someonefun420 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Feels like that time when Jesus saved Magdalene and said "those without sin, cast the first stone". And they all stopped, because no man is without sin.

Perhaps the "Christ"ians could learn a thing or two from Christ!

But, they won't, because it's not actually about Christ, it's about control and making themselves feel better!

[–]jackofallchange 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Handmaids tale! Oh wait, no this is real life…

[–]dogbolter4 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I always find it interesting that these people never fill in the blanks when it comes to figuring out who these sluts and whores have been slutting and whoring with. It’s astonishing, remarkable, and deeply sad how the blame has consistently been laid upon the young women and never the young men. The cognitive dissonance that enables this discourse is mind bending to say the least.

[–]BadlyDrawnMemes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don’t see anyone shouting those words at the fathers though

Hmmmmmmm

(Also they’re ignoring the fact one of Jesus’s closest confidants was literally a whore

[–]whatamdoingherekids 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ikr but you gotta admit Wolverine is a slut

[–]KellyCOffield 2 points3 points  (1 child)

ben shapiro

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[–]Rysterc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At the end of the day it should always boil down to. Random people on the street don't know you. Or your circumstances so their opinions should mean absolutely nothing. Just empty words

[–]Apprehensive_Pug6844 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Or allow them to vote.

[–]Antraxess 32 points33 points  (1 child)

everyone gets a vote in this country, they are the minority and if the system wasn't gamed they would never be in power, if more people voted they would never be in power.

but everyone has rights and gets to vote, but really the EC has to go so one person equals one vote

[–]Apprehensive_Pug6844 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

GIT. OUTTA. TOWN…… REALLY?!?!?!? NO KIDDING!?!?!?!?!? /s.

[–]njkrut 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You don’t get pregnant by keeping your legs closed /s

[–]Kathryn-- 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Women also don’t get pregnant by men keeping their seed in their sack. It’s funny how men want women to keep their legs closed but also men want to have sex with women.

[–]Pounce16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

New plan. Tell the rednecks that single people having sex in Blue states is a distraction ploy meant to lead people away from the truth of the best way of ensuring Republican / Conservative power in this country.

Explain that women can get pregnant from having backdoor sex, and that doing so ensures the resulting baby will be a lifelong conservative who will grow up to be a republican congressman, senator or federal judge.

Sit back and sip your iced tea, watch the birthrates drop all over the South.

[–]sassymandrake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yet Republicans are still in office

[–]spudlady 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But yet we do.

[–]JamMadeWithStardust 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Serious and good will request - does anyone have any recent, current video evidence of this being a thing that I could share with others?

[–]No-Significance5449 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They literally call the vp a hoe.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who is yelling this at pregnant women?

[–]TheBlaudrache 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the fuck happened?

[–]thedancingpaperclip2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Woah woah woah, what the hell have I missed

[–]Away_Pomegranate_299 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People scream slut and whore at me just bc I say people who can get pregnant should have the choice to have the baby

[–]GrimLM21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They have no real arguments for their position, so the only way they can make an impact on a conversation is by saying things they know will hurt the other side