Bidengeddon: Boring, but radical

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  1. Redav

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    Yeah I think that's a lot of it. There's very little sense of community and common good in this country as well. People bit hard on individualism
     
  2. RavenNole

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    This is the standard we should expect from the Supreme Court? Embarrassing statement
     
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  3. Beeds07

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    We're 100% bi-partisan. You see the way we didn't cheat on a fair and honest election?
     
  4. Bruce Wayne

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    It's gonna be a hoot when he doesn't decide to retire during this admin and then dies when a Republican is back in charge
     
  5. Beeds07

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    I just love the way she talks down to them while not really looking like she talks down to them on stupid issues

     
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  7. RavenNole

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    the Florida legislature has become a cesspool for GOP grievance politics. It used to just be all about protecting scumbag business owners. The current fsu president is a former speaker of the Florida house, influential member of the Florida senate, lobbyist and chairman of the Republican Party of Florida so hopefully he can squash this.


    Edit: just read that full article and it’s even more disgusting that the headline itself. Allows hate groups to operate on campus and potentially use surveys to withhold funding if not enough conservatives are on campus. Basically affirmative action for a political party. They just keep weeding into very dangerous areas. Traditional republican low taxes/small government is popular in Florida. I just don’t think this big government/social conservatism/anti-business wave that the current GOP is doing in 2021 is. Could give Florida democrats an opening that they definitely won’t take advantage of.
     
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  8. Bo Pelinis

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    God she is good at being condescending without sounding condescending.
     
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  9. Mix

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    2018 was the end for FL. Electing Desantis, a literal corrupt moron and bigot, to governor and then the openly corrupt Rick Scott to the Senate was it. We aren't going to rebound from this mess here.
     
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  10. RavenNole

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    that’s how people need to start reacting to shit like this. It’s a ridiculous question. Who wrote the memo? Who is saying this? People just start conspiracies and they get spread when they fit someone’s agenda and then work their way into the mainstream like this. I love calling it a secret memo. No one puts their name on it because it’s fake news.
     
  11. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Lots of brainwashing of the shrinking middle class and the destitute probably don't have the energy and time to really organize. The last Chapo ep had Ken Klippenstein on talking about the union drive in Bessemer and the insane social media response by Amazon. He kept emphasizing two points:

    The warehouse workers and delivery are absolutely exhausted and are willing to try anything, they're also shocked how often people don't seem to realize how poor their working conditions are. They don't see this union drive as being very political, they just want something to help the pain.

    The second is just how truly out of touch the managerial class is, in Amazon but also every big company that exploits its workers. This is why you saw such an incredibly poor media response by Amazon, so many in management (and media to your original point) are so isolated and insulated from actually understanding how bad things are day-to-day with the working class.

    All of this is obvious to us, but the past 5-6 years of covering Hillary's run, Bernie's challenge, and hyperfocus on Trump being a cause and not a symptom truly has hammered home the point to me that so many, mostly older, well off people (e.g. those in big media companies) are only interested in being surrounded by those like them.
     
  12. chuckmasterflex

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    I mean it isn’t popular but good for them
     
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  13. steamengine

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    It’s pretty clear traditional media isn’t capable of dealing with the misinformation coming from the right but there isn’t really an alternative solution other than Daniel Dale replicating himself.
     
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  14. BP

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  15. steamengine

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    All of the bros are gonna have to burn their Patagonia gear. Real shame.
     
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  16. Bo Pelinis

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    Probably better way to handle it than to punish the state that just came in clutch 2 months ago. Like, Stacey Abrams and all those other people didn’t quit living in Georgia.
     
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  18. Dump

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    McEnany walked so Psaki could run
     
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  20. Bo Pelinis

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  21. AptosDuck

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    hopefully while wearing it
     
  22. herb.burdette

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    Since everyone has been anxiously awaiting a 2022 Ohio Senate update, Dr. Amy Acton has withdrawn her candidacy for the D nomination to replace R Rob Portman, who is retiring.

    She was Republican Governor Mike DeWine’s Director of Public Health and rose to fame by appearing with him every day during March-June 2020 to discuss the pandemic. She has nearly universal public approval here, with her only detractors being the far right chuds.

    This clears the D path for US Rep Tim Ryan, who has not announced but who is aggressively raising money.

    On the R side, former state GOP chair woman Jane Timken and former state treasurer Josh Mandel are the current nominees.

    Timken led a 2017 Trump coup which deposed John Kasich’s team for chair of the party.

    Mandel lost the Senate race in 2012 to Sherrod Brown and dropped out of the 2018 race when it became apparent Renacci would beat him.

    Neither R is a particularly strong candidate.
     
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  23. timo

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    goddammit north carolina wtf is this shit?
     
  24. Jimmy the Saint

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    PARTY OF SMALL GOVERNMENT
     
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  25. Prospector

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    House committee advances creationism, transgender and religious freedom bills

    by Steve Brawner ([email protected]) 16 hours ago 422 views

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    The House Education Committee advanced bills Tuesday (April 6) that would allow the teaching of creationism in schools, outline a procedure for teachers to address transgender students, protect the types of flags flown at public schools, and broaden religious speech on campuses.

    House Bill 1701 by Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, would allow K-12 public school teachers to teach the biblical story of creationism as a theory for how the Earth came to exist. Teachers would not be required to teach creationism, which the Book of Genesis describes as happening in six days, culminating in the creation of humanity. It passed on a voice vote.

    Bentley said many teachers had requested such legislation. She said the Founding Fathers mentioned the Creator in the Declaration of Independence and allowed creation to be taught in classrooms. She said the odds of the Earth arising naturally are so remote that students are being done a disservice by not learning the creation story.

    Rep. Megan Godfrey, D-Springdale, a former classroom teacher, said any study of creationism needs to be done by changing academic standards, not passing a specific law. Rep. Stu Smith, R-Batesville, said as a former world history teacher, he would have liked to have had the ability to answer questions about his views on the subject.

    In 1981, Gov. Frank White signed Act 590, which mandated creation science be treated equally with evolution in classrooms. U.S. District Judge William Overton ruled the act unconstitutional in 1982, saying creationism was a religious doctrine, not a scientific theory. - note, Prospector's educator mom took me to this trial.

    The committee also advanced an amended version of Bentley’s House Bill 1749. It would prohibit requiring public schools and higher education institutions from requiring employees to address a student by a pronoun or other word that is “inconsistent with the student’s biological sex.” The vote appeared to be 11-6.

    Under the bill, public school employees who face adverse actions could bring a claim under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993.

    The original bill required public school employees to address students by the name and sex on their birth certificates, but Bentley introduced the amendment, which the House committee approved. The change refers the addressing of students to a registration card filled out at the beginning of each school year, she said.

    Despite disbelief from some committee members, Bentley said there are school districts where students are frequently changing their gender identities. She said she introduced the bill to bring clarity for teachers and principals, and to prevent teachers from being sued for using the wrong name or pronoun. In response to a question from Rep. Charlene Fite, R-Van Buren, Bentley said there haven’t been any Arkansas teachers sued for using the wrong pronoun.

    In response to a question from Godfrey, Bentley said the bill would protect a teacher who intentionally uses a pronoun not preferred by the student.

    The committee also passed House Bill 1816, by Rep. Aaron Pilkington, R-Knoxville, which would allow flags flown on public school campuses to include the American flag, the Arkansas flag, the county flag where the school is located, and the school district. Schools could not prohibit the flying of those flags. Schools could also fly flags associated with a foreign delegation of students a public school is welcoming or recognizing.

    The bill amends a part of the Arkansas code related to the displaying of flags on public schoolhouses and school grounds, but it also applies to students. Pilkington said the bill was precipitated by conflicts in the Clarksville High School among students displaying flags, resulting in all flags being banned. He said his superintendent wanted state guidance.

    Legislators had questions about banning flags for display by students, including Arkansas Razorback flags. At one point, Pilkington said the Confederate flag and flags supporting Presidents Biden and Trump could be prohibited, including when flown by students.

    Committee members also advanced House Bill 1592, the Arkansas Student Protection Act, which prohibits public schools from entering any type of transaction with an individual or entity that performs abortions. The sponsor, Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, said the bill would keep groups like Planned Parenthood from offering sex education in schools.

    He said that is currently happening in the Pulaski County Special School District, including the Cloverdale Middle School. He said a Freedom of Information Act request by the Family Council, a conservative organization, produced almost 1,400 pages of documents. Planned Parenthood had requested student data about student pregnancies, Lowery said.

    Committee members also passed House Bill 1830 by Rep. Jim Dotson, R-Bentonville, the Religious Viewpoint Antidiscrimination Act, which states that a public school student’s voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint on an otherwise permissible subject would be treated the same as a secular viewpoint.

    School districts would be required to adopt a policy to comply with the law that would include allowing religious speech by students at limited public forums such as graduation ceremonies. Students could also express religious viewpoints while producing homework, classwork and artwork.

    Committee members also advanced Senate Bill 584 by Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, which would change the way the state’s lottery scholarships are funded.

    Under the bill, a current $100 million trust fund account would fund next school year’s lottery scholarships. Current lottery proceeds would be saved in an account, letting the state know how much funding would be available in the fall of 2022.

    The bill would ban the introduction of any bills creating new lottery-funded scholarships after the 31st day of a regular session unless three-fourths of both chambers approve. New scholarships would not take effect until a year after the scholarship was enacted. The House and Senate Education Committees would consider any new scholarship funded by state lottery funds.[/spoil]
    Also, overturned Trans medical treatment ban veto
     
  26. timo

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    I mean, this shit is unbelievable. Person turns 18 - they're old enough to join the army and go kill someone but they're not old enough to get hormones to confirm their gender.

    Some boy playing with dolls or pink crayons or a girl who wants to play baseball with her brother ends up getting outed to their parents by state employees. ...and some majority of people from North Carolina are OK with this...
     
  27. chuckmasterflex

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    What if I have a ghost living in my ancient castle that needs killing almost immediately? Am I just supposed to live out of a hotel?
     
  28. Sub-Zero

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    well the movies I am familiar with...pretty sure hotels were a primary ghost target
     
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  29. Daniel Ocean

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    I’m old but even I know you’re not using this meme correctly.
     
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  30. AIOLICOCK

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    :meh:
     
  31. Beeds07

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    Doocy getting into Ted Cruz territory of doing stuff just to get shit on

    Go off qween

     
  32. NCHusker

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    I wish she'd have called him a liar at some point but otherwise good stuff
     
  33. bertwing

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    Rudy tryna get a massage huh

     
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    or when he retires when the gop takes back the senate in 2022 so they have to name a moderate bipartisan choice in the name of ~~~~unity~~~~
     
  35. chuckmasterflex

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    This is a much better take than the people trying to argue the democrats have messed up by calling things infrastructure
     
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  38. Prospector

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    Heard he is engaged. Anyone know how old she is?
     
  39. DelapThrows

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    she’s of appropriate age and from a rich family. Can’t believe she is going to be willing to put up with this much longer.
     
  40. chuckmasterflex

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  41. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

  42. Dump

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    look at STL go

     
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  43. GoodForAnother

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    autograph and luxury collections tho
     
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  44. GoodForAnother

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    this scene is so great
     
  45. BellottiBold

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    Imagine being the type of person who hopes to narrowly avoid violating sex trafficking laws
     
  46. BellottiBold

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    I'm bonvoy but that PDX episode has me shook rn tbh
     
  47. kennypowers

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  48. Andy Reocho

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    Real shame
     
  49. GoodForAnother

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    the what now
     
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