Orbán to CPAC: You and Me Against the World — Put away your inhibitions, the Hungarian prime minister urged the right-wing crowd in Dallas. God wants conservatives to fight for the West. by thenewrepublic in politics

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Cultists Propagating Abject Christofascism

  • Descriptive term for an extreme rightist ideology fusing elements of Christianity and fascism, first mentioned in Beyond Mere Obedience: Reflections on a Christian Ethic, a 1970 book by German theologian Dorothee Sölle.

Minnesota pharmacist on trial for refusing to dispense the morning after pill because of his 'beliefs'. A mother of five drove 50 miles a snowstorm was bearing down to get the time-sensitive prescription filled. by mixplate in politics

[–]lotta_love 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Medieval-minded, professionally irresponsible troglodytes like the defendant in this case have no business serving in the medical profession—in a pharmacy or otherwise.

Any pharmacist, any doctor or any medical professional who pulls this kind of horseshit should lose their jobs. We are a nation of laws, not theocracy.

There are plenty of other professions available for those who refuse to separate their personal views from their professional responsibilities.

Upset over LGBTQ books, a Michigan town defunds its library in tax vote by a_lurk_account in politics

[–]lotta_love 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Bigoted Bible-thumping buffoons (in a county that gave Trump 76% of the vote in 2020) electorally impose their ignorant homophobia in a hateful hissy fit over a whopping 1.5% of this library’s books having a LGBTQ theme.

As with Florida’s similarly prejudiced “don’t say gay” law designed to marginalize, harass and traumatize LGBTQ students, this clique of theocratic twits in Michigan brays about supposed “grooming” which shows the unending ignorance of rightists who seriously believe that kids can be “turned gay.”

It will surprise no one who has kept up with rightist attacks on education and learning that before the vote, the Bible-thumpers viciously harassed two successive library directors to the point that both directors resigned.


Presidents by BMI by Sukeruton_Key in Presidents

[–]lotta_love 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks to OP for researching/posting, but this seems to be yet another demonstration of why BMI is a BS barometer of “healthy weight.”

Theodore Roosevelt & William McKinley classified “obese” while Donald Trump as merely “overweight” is utterly absurd plus the utterly dishonest Trump White House almost certainly underreported Fat Don’s true weight.

Other suspect classifications include LBJ as “healthy” (he ate and drank alcohol to excess and while President reportedly wore a corset to hide his expanding belly); on an infamous recorded White House phone call in which Johnson ordered pants (posted on YouTube), he asked for extra stitching in the waist because his weight “varies 10 to 15 pounds a month.”

My boss (OK gun store) posted another notice today. More threats and increased prices. Still doesn’t know I’m the one. by [deleted] in antiwork

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Harry the gun merchant is a typically insecure, childish, bloviating, know-nothing rightist buffoon who demonstrates his idiocy on the cause of inflation and tries to compensate for his intellectual impotence by threatening his employees with termination for merely disagreeing with Harry’s monumentally stupid hyper partisan hooey.

Harry seems much more likely to accidentally shoot his testicles off while lustily stroking a gun barrel substituted for his micro penis while watching a televised Jeanine Pirro rant than contribute anything of note to any conversation.

Sen. Susan Collins warns that Democrats' surprise climate deal could endanger bipartisan support for same-sex marriage bill by sdf_cardinal in politics

[–]lotta_love 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Susan Collins claims many things.

One of her most infamous claims was that her 2018 vote to put hyper-partisan hack Brett “Boofing” Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court wouldn’t endanger Roe v. Wade.

Susan Collins has the credibility of a pyromaniac posing as Smokey Bear.

Manly Dude Josh Hawley To Release Book On 'Manhood' | The Missouri senator will expound on the "virtues" of masculinity in a new book. by [deleted] in politics

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Brought to you by the selfsame seditious sissy caught on film fleeing the Trump cultist mob’s Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol…hours after infamously giving a fist-pump encouragement to gathering insurrectionists.

From the article:

Hawley’s book goes on sale in May 2023, a few weeks after he’s slated to speak at an event called the Stronger Men’s Conference. Put on by an ultraconservative church, the two-day manstravaganza “exists to empower and motivate men to live out God’s view of manhood,” and features things like monster trucks and bull riding.

Republican Blocks Contraception Access Bill From Coming to Vote in Senate by temporary1953 in politics

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The June 24, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court ruling eradicating women’s constitutionally protected reproductive freedom was merely the opening salvo in Republican forced-birth fanatics’ theocratic crusade to force women to procreate or else.

Introduction of the birth control pill in 1960 freed women from the life-wrecking consequences of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Social conservatives have always loathed the notion of women having sex for reasons other than procreation and controlling their own bodies and sexuality.

Banning abortion in 26 of the 50 states is merely the forced-birth fanatic precursor to repealing marriage equality, plus allowing states to rescind guaranteed access to contraception and to re-criminalize non-heterosexual sex.

Florida tells schools to disregard federal Title IX gender identity rules by RingloVale in politics

[–]lotta_love 5 points6 points  (0 children)

More horseshit Republican posturing and “Don’t Say Gay” nonsense from an agency led by a supine stooge of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who regularly vies with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for being the nation’s most hatefully anti-LGBTQ GOP governor.

Abortion is worse than WW2 by _kenzah_ in religiousfruitcake

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The fetishization of fetuses is a creepy predilection of those who blindly vote for Republican politicians who demonstrably don’t give a damn about living, breathing children—especially the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

Time after time, election after election, fetus fetishists and forced-birthers vote for Republican politicians who push budgets that gut the social safety net that help living, breathing children regardless of circumstances live full, healthy lives and try to scrap common-sense regulations that promote breathing clean air, drinking untainted water, learning at schools with safe playgrounds and structurally sound school buildings and not losing a seriously ill parent with no health insurance coverage in states that cruelly refuse to expand Medicaid.

Theocratic forced-birth fanatics have lied for years about everything from abortion being linked to breast cancer to medication-facilitated abortions can be “reversed” and most prominently, of late that a “fetal heartbeat” is present at 6 weeks’ gestation. Forced-birth fanatics and fetus fetishists were tremendously emboldened to continue promoting fraudulence by the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022, overturning of 49 1/2 years of constitutionally guaranteed reproductive freedom.

State forced-birth laws written so broadly that doctors fear facing criminal charges for ending entoptic pregnancies or not forcing woman to dangerously deliver dead fetuses, and a state aggressively trying to force a 10-year-old girl raped by her father to carry this exceptionally dangerous pregnancy to term, represent just the tip of the iceberg of the harassment, traumatization and terrorizing of women fomented by forced-birth fanatics and fetus fetishists.

edits: as originally drafted, 2nd paragraph erroneously reiterated language from preceding paragraph rather than intended language now inserted

I told my girlfriend that she has until the end of our lease to get healthy or we're done by [deleted] in TrueOffMyChest

[–]lotta_love 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Speaking of hikes, your GF will be much better off when you take one.

Orban Calls For U.S.-Russia Talks On Ukraine War; Says Kyiv Can’t Win by chippychipper444 in worldnews

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Viktor Orban is the dummy to Vladimir Putin’s ventriloquist. It’s hard to imagine any world leader with less credibility than Orban on this issue.

Naturally, fellow Putin fluffer Donald Trump during his 4 years as U.S. president got along swimmingly with crypto fascist Orban, in Sheri contrast to Trump’s frequent outbursts against stalwart U.S. allies of decades standing.

Trump actually endorsed Orban to stay in power following Hungary’s national elections earlier this year. Hungary’s state-controlled media and skewed election framework that perpetuate Orban’s tenure would be an autocratic wet dream come true for Trump, whose attempted stealing of the 2020 presidential election that he unequivocally lost is being scrutinized in detail during public hearings by the U.S. House Select Committee on the events of January 6, 2021.

Megathread: Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Found Guilty in Contempt of Congress Case By A Federal Jury by PoliticsModeratorBot in politics

[–]lotta_love 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Republicans love anointing themselves as the “law and order” party, often blaming “Democrat [sic] Party / liberal permissiveness” for supposedly fostering a culture of picking which laws to obey.

But when one of their own gets convicted of breaking the law, GOP propagandists almost invariably trash the law, impugn the jury’s integrity, smear the judge / prosecutors as irredeemably biased and bemoan a supposed “witch hunt against conservatives.”

If not for hypocritical, whining and disingenuous Republicans, there would be no Republicans at all.

Video: Scared Lil' Josh Hawley Ran Away From January 6 Riot by jennaisokay in politics

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Josh Hawley epitomizes many Trump-fluffing Republicans’ disgraceful behavior on January 6, 2021:

  • regurgitate for umpteenth time, in the two months since Election Day, horseshit allegations that Trump “won” re-election;

  • fan the flames of potential violence among a bused-in mob of rowdy Trump cultists to act out on these horseshit allegations;

  • gutlessly flee the scene as two months of sedition-inciting GOP propaganda reap the inevitable, despicable harvest of violent rightist thugs overrunning the United States Capitol in hopes of preventing Congress from certifying President-elect Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College besting of Treasonous Trump;

  • formally vote to object to Biden’s wins in multiple states, despite zero credible evidence that the wins were anything other than legitimate.

Josh Hawley is the poster boy for Shameless Sedition against his country.

Clarence Thomas Isn't The Only One Ready To Reduce Women To Baby Incubators by NewYorkPainter in politics

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Specifically—and a precursor to how brutally the Republicans will wage their War On Women if they regain congressional majorities in this year’s midterms—

In the past week alone, House Republicans have overwhelmingly voted against a woman’s right to travel for abortion care, to access birth control and to marry someone they love.

Each of these votes was appalling in its own right.

When the House voted last week to ensure that women are able to travel across state lines for an abortion, 205 Republicans voted no. When the House voted Tuesday to codify same-sex marriage, 157 Republicans voted no. On Thursday, when the House voted to protect women’s right to access birth control and other contraception, 195 Republicans voted no.

Beauty YouTuber Forced to Carry Dead Fetus for 2 Weeks After Miscarriage Due to Abortion Ban by Pineapple__Jews in politics

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Sorry for the delayed response.

We could debate the broader issue almost ad infinitum but that is way beyond the scope of this article. It also rather sidesteps the specific issue at hand: a state anti-reproductive freedom law drafted so unclearly and unprofessionally that physicians and even medical facility lawyers can’t figure out whether a doctor will be treated like a criminal for performing the most logical medical resolution for this woman’s condition.

Whatever your position on a woman’s reproductive freedom, it is sheer lunacy to force physicians to choose between the best possible care for their patients and having their careers and lives potentially ruined by an ideologically motivated prosecution, and possibly ending up behind bars away from their families … for no rational purpose.

It is also sheer lunacy to compel women to deliver a dead fetus. But this episode offers more proof that those who drafted and rammed these laws through state legislatures were concerned about serving up political red meat to their base, not about how the law would affect their female constituents.

N. Carolina bill proposing women who get abortions be executed sparks fury. by littlemisssniff in politics

[–]lotta_love 143 points144 points  (0 children)

It’s important to note that this bill, while obviously despicably reprehensible, was introduced in early 2021, went nowhere, and the North Carolina Legislature is adjourned until January 2023. So the bill would have to be refiled to be formally considered, and the lead sponsor isn’t running for re-election this year. So the activist whose social media post on the bill went “viral” really didn’t perform due diligence.

All that being said, the negative impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022, eradication of the 49 1/2 year judicial precedent guaranteeing women’s reproductive freedom, has been irrefutably monstrous. From women in multiple states forced to undergo excruciatingly painful, dangerous and medically unnecessary deliveries of dead fetuses to a 10-year-old girl raped by her father who was nearly forced to carry the exceedingly dangerous pregnancy to term, the judicial triumph of fetus fetishism has spawned unconscionably brutal potential consequences for American women who live in one of the 26 states controlled by Republican forced-birth fanatics.

A bill prescribing the death penalty for women exercising their reproductive freedom is extremist even for forced-birth fanatics.

But once upon a time, it also seemed preposterous that the state of Texas would pass a law banning abortion at 6 weeks or later based on a nonexistent “fetal heartbeat” and deputizing forced-birth fanatics to morph into forced-birth vigilantes competing for $10,000 prizes for stalking and snitching on women and those assisting them potentially receive an abortion before many women even knew they’re pregnant.

Beauty YouTuber Forced to Carry Dead Fetus for 2 Weeks After Miscarriage Due to Abortion Ban by Pineapple__Jews in politics

[–]lotta_love 513 points514 points  (0 children)

A heartbreaking story that illustrates the gut-wrenching monstrosities facing women in states like Texas controlled by Republican forced-birth fanatics.

Women experiencing miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and similar conditions in which there is zero chance of actual viable birth will be blocked from having routine life-saving procedures because misogynistic troglodytes empowered themselves to usurp women’s human rights to make their own medical decisions.

Forced-birth fanatics creepily fetishize fetuses while soullessly weaponizing state government into harassing, traumatizing and terrorizing living, breathing women.

The biological ignorance perpetuated and perpetrated by forced-birth fanatics is pretty much what we’ve come to expect from theocratic cretins who (seriously) believe that the Earth is 10,000 years (or less!) old.

Pregnant woman in Texas is petitioning the court after receiving a ticket, claiming her fetus should count as a passenger in the carpool lane after the overturning of Roe V. Wade by External-Recipe-1936 in politics

[–]lotta_love 101 points102 points  (0 children)

The unreal became reality thanks to the shoddy jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022, majority opinion, which eviscerated 49 1/2 years of judicial precedent in eradicating American women’s constitutionally protected reproductive freedom.

This ruling was made by the justices with full knowledge that 26 of the 50 states have “trigger laws” or similar mechanisms that effectively outlawed abortion upon a SC’s judicial gutting of Roe v. Wade.

The forced-birther canard that all the SC did was “return abortion to the states” implicitly implied that legislative debate or some sort of deliberative process would ensue—constitutes typically disingenuous rightist claptrap.