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The Republican Party Going Forward v 2.0
Let's back up. How many people have died at this lady's business?
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This week in "not sufficiently pro-Trump" brings us to Idaho:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/...d=msedgntp

Quote:Republican lawmakers in Idaho are attempting to significantly defund the state's attorney general Lawrence Wasden's office after he decided to not join a Texas lawsuit to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Wasden declined to join 17 other GOP attorney generals in the legal action in December. At the time, he said his decision was made in respect for states' rights and noted that he wouldn't appreciate others interfering in Idaho elections.

"This decision is necessary to protect Idaho's sovereignty," Wasden said in a December 10 statement, addressing his decision. "As Attorney General, I have significant concerns about supporting a legal argument that could result in other states litigating against legal decisions made by Idaho's legislature and governor."

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Opponents say that if the defunding effort succeeds, it would create a slush fund for political allies and Republican lawyers, costing the state millions of dollars in legal fees and possibly more if it loses in court.

It's another example of the GOP turning on its own elected officials deemed not sufficiently pro-Trump or who are seen as straying from conservative orthodoxy.

In Georgia, the Legislature is considering election legislation that could restrict the role of the GOP secretary of state, who angered many Republicans by certifying Biden's win. And Republican lawmakers in states like Ohio and Idaho have tried to blunt the emergency power of a GOP governor over COVID-19 restrictions.
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Not a development I expected:

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-ar...rvatorship

Quote:Invoking Britney Spears and the spirit of the #FreeBritney movement, two Republican congressman are calling on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on conservatorships. One of them even invited the pop star to testify in person, sans representation.

In a letter sent Monday to committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) cited Spears’ ongoing battle with the conservatorship she has been under since 2008, which controls her person and her estate in the wake of a public meltdown in 2007.

They called the 39-year-old performer “the most striking example” of the need for conservatorship reform. 

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Reps. Jordan and Gaetz commented on Jamie’s role in his daughter’s life.

“The facts and circumstances giving rise to this arrangement remain in dispute but involve questionable motives and legal tactics by her father and now-conservator, Jamie Spears,” the congressmen wrote in their letter, which closed with the statement, “Given the constitutional freedoms at stake and opaqueness of these arrangements, it is incumbent upon our committee to convene a hearing to examine whether Americans are trapped unjustly in conservatorships.”

Jordan and Gaetz cited statements from the American Civil Liberties Union in their argument to call a hearing, saying that in recent years there has been “growing public concern about the use of conservatorships to effectively deprive individuals of personal freedoms at the behest of others through the manipulation of the courts.” 
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Wait a minute.

Spears is THIRTY-NINE YEARS OLD?!

JFC.
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Marrying K-Fed ages a person.
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(03-11-2021, 04:59 PM)MichaelM Wrote: Wait a minute.

Spears is THIRTY-NINE YEARS OLD?!

JFC.

The real JFC moment is realizing I agree with Gaetz and Jordan on this issue.

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lol Ted Cruz is signing copies of Green Eggs & Ham and sending them to anyone who gives him $60

https://twitter.com/ehananoki/status/137...0945705985
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Guam is being far nicer than I would be:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/guam-o...d=msedgntp

Quote:GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been offered cookies and a lesson in geography by leaders in Guam after she falsely suggested the US territory is a foreign country that doesn't deserve aid.

In comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida in late February, which surfaced online Tuesday, Greene said, "I'm a regular person. And I wanted to take my regular person, normal, everyday American values, which is: We love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever."

Responding to Greene's remarks in comments to Guam Daily Post, Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas said, "Congresswoman Greene is a new member, and we will be paying a visit to her and delivering delicious Chamorro Chip Cookies as part of our ongoing outreach to new members to introduce them to our wonderful island of Guam."

Meanwhile, Guam Gov. Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero's office offered to provide Greene with educational resources, per the Post.

"We would be more than happy to send Representative Greene's office a copy of 'Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam,'" said Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the director of communications for the governor.

Greene's office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Guam, an island in the west Pacific Ocean, has been a US territory since 1898 - following the Spanish-American War. Its residents are US citizens who pay federal taxes, but not federal income tax. Many in Guam serve in the US military and it's considered to be of vital strategic importance.
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She's sort of the Republican AOC. The Goofus to her Gallant, the Agent Smith to her Neo. They'll have to battle, sooner or later.
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It clearly won't be a battle of wits, because that's a first-round KO.

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(AOC passes Greene in the hallway)

"Marjorie, your shoe is untied"

(Two hours later)

"Upon closer inspection, these are loafers."
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(03-12-2021, 10:41 AM)mondguy Wrote: (AOC passes Greene in the hallway)
"Marjorie, your shoe is untied"
(Two hours later)
"Upon closer inspection, these are loafers."

remix-
(AOC passes Greene in the hallway)

"Marjorie, your shoe is untied"

(MTG keeps head down staring at phone, trying to see how many 'likes' her most recent tweet got)

"Whatever you commie SOCIALIST!"

(MTG proceeds to trip over her untied shoelaces falling face first onto the floor)

(two hours later, holding ice on her face to bring down the swelling yells to an office assistant)

"I don't care if it sounds dumb....I want to make shoelaces illegal because shoelaces are totally a liberul invention...write up the law words for me to speak....."
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It's interesting to speculate as to exactly what combination of A. racism, B. fear of implying that Fearless Leader was wrong about things, and C. blind pig ignorance drives the insistence on the alt-right that small islands full of brown people aren't actually part of the U.S. (My guess: D. all of the above.)
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I think we can just chalk this one up to pure ignorance.

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Yes, she's incredibly dumb. I mean just look at how her impeachment of Biden is going.
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This guy didn't wants masks in Nebraska courthouses:

https://twitter.com/therecount/status/13...8441973772

Quote:Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE): “If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids.”

Video at the link.
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I wonder what his stance is on AR-15s.






Actually I'm pretty sure I can guess.
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As a resident of Nebraska, he’s the worst.

His douchebag family are wannabe Koch brothers in the worst of ways. Also, get ready to hear more about him, as it’s almost guaranteed he will run for Nebraska’s open senate seat in two years, and win.
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(03-12-2021, 05:09 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: This guy didn't wants masks in Nebraska courthouses:

https://twitter.com/therecount/status/13...8441973772

Quote:Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE): “If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids.”

Video at the link.
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**I always appreciate how this board logically rejects shallow appeals to emotion from politicians who are trying to sway attitudes by referencing children's safety.  Yup.  Always.

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If the following innovations were made in modern times, I wonder what the 'freedom' reaction would be to:

- Seat Belts. My first car, a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne coupe (Canadian version of the Catalina), came with lap belts, which probably would have caused spinal cord separation in an actual crash. Still, probably a better chance than flying through the windscreen while reconfiguring your innards on the steering wheel on the way out. To my current shame, I never buckled up until mandatory seat belt legislation was enacted.

- Smoking in public places (actually, smoking just about anywhere). Hell: our high school had 'designated smoking areas' in the stairwells. Ventilation? Give me a break. Everyone had to walk through a haze if one wanted to enter or leave the building, or go up and down from the first or second floors. Even if you didn't smoke, everyone got a good daily dose of nicotine - and the 'stack effect' made the smoke on the second floor considerably more dense. Hiro, an exchange student from Kyoto who became a fast friend, got me addicted to these strong Japanese smokes that his family kept sending him by the carton via parcel post. For two years, I didn't have to go into a store to buy a pack. When I went to college (driving to and from in my Pontiac, with the shitty lap belts), fllimsy aluminum ashtrays were provided in all classrooms and you could light up anytime, anywhere (except for the photo lab and print shop, for obvious reasons).

And people are going into fucking orbit about having to wear a mask during a pandemic?
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People are dumber now than ever before!
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Maybe part of it is that modern advertising has hyper-intensified, inculcated and calcified the "personal actualization"/"pursue-my-own-happiness" component of folks' outlooks towards life. It leads to folks who want it their way, they want it fucking now, and society needs to cater to their desires the same way that their online shopping carts and emojis do.

This type of self-absorbed, narcissistic outlook is EXTREMELY useful when trying to sell widgets to people but is simultaneously toxic and counter-productive to building a society consisting of citizens with developed social consciences.

Basically, I blame marketers.

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Terrible people. They should all be exiled to the island of garbage in the Pacific.
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Gov. Reeves of Mississippi says he continues to oppose expanding Medicaid to as many as 300,000 more working people even after the COVID relief package offers the state another $600 million to expand it:

https://www.mississippifreepress.org/101...ssippians/

Quote:Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he still opposes expanding Medicaid in Mississippi even though the federal government is offering to give the state an extra $600 million to do so over a two-year period.

“My position has not changed. I am opposed to expanding Medicaid in Mississippi,” Gov. Reeves said during a press conference yesterday before reverting to his preferred political term for the idea. “I am opposed to Obamacare expansion.”

Since 2014, Mississippi has rejected more than $7 billion in federal dollars that could have been used to expand eligibility to an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 more Mississippians. Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and current Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, oppose Medicaid expansion after President Barack Obama created it when he signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

Expanded Medicaid would help Mississippians whose household income is too high for traditional Medicaid, but who do not earn enough to afford health insurance or to qualify for subsidized ACA insurance plans.

That has created a “Medicaid gap in Mississippi and 11 other Republican-led states that have refused to accept expansion funds, leaving many households with few options for medical care. It has also put a strain on cash-strapped rural emergency rooms, several of which have had to close their doors since 2014, because they are required by law to treat uninsured patients.
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Don't pollute the Pacific anymore. The South Pacific - the Cooks Islands specifically - has remained one of the few COVID-free areas in the World to date.  These wonderful people do not deserve the detritus of our society. (This message paid for by the Cook Islands Tourism Authority)
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Sen. Ron Johnson says he “never felt threatened” during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack but that if they were Black Lives Matter protesters, “I might have been a little concerned.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congres...g-n1261024
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(03-12-2021, 09:32 PM)bradito Wrote: Terrible people. They should all be exiled to the island of garbage in the Pacific.

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Could be:

https://mobile.twitter.com/stuartpsteven...9715855362

   
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Maybe this asshole should be at the very end of the line then.
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Rep. McCarthy wants to remove Rep. Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee:

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/54294...-off-panel

Quote:House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he is planning on introducing a resolution to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee, arguing he is a national security threat due to his former ties with an alleged Chinese spy.  

“Pelosi just reappointed Eric Swalwell to the Intelligence Committee. Based on the briefing she and I received together, Swalwell should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation's secrets. Next week, I will offer a resolution to remove him from the Intel Committee,” he tweeted on Friday. 

GOP lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim at Swalwell due to his previous relationship with Christine Fang, who according to a report in Axios helped fundraise for Swalwell during his 2014 reelection campaign and place an intern inside his office before leaving the country in 2015 amid a federal investigation into her actions.  

Fang also allegedly targeted a number of other high-profile Democrats in California.
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Cool, now remove Boebert and MGT from Congress for being security risks as well.
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That reminds me, whatever happened with that Russian spy who was chatting up every leader in the NRA? That seemed kinda damning, right?
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(03-15-2021, 12:53 AM)arjen rudd Wrote: That reminds me, whatever happened with that Russian spy who was chatting up every leader in the NRA? That seemed kinda damning, right?

Maria Butina served five months out of an 18-month sentence was then sent back to Russia.
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Tennessee is among the most federally-dependent states, senator:

https://twitter.com/BillHagertyTN/status...4994750464

Quote:Tennesseans should not be held responsible for bailing out poorly run Democrat cities and states. Period.
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