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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat May 06, 2017 12:15 pm

Mike Huckabee, then Arkansas guv, was on a public tv panel discussing his covenant marriage proposed legislation. My public tv employee friends asked me to be on the panel discussion to "balance" the discussion. It was 4 of them against my 1. My mother remembers me as being "disagreeable" (translation: NOT a southern belle) because I interrupted Huckabee's monologue (it was to be a discussion remember) and told him I disagreed and why.

He was an enlightened speaker in those days as compared to other Baptist preachers. Now he is ____________. (You fill in the blank.)

P.S. My mom normally was an in your face activist on the issues she espoused. My style of lawyering and TV appearances (as opposed to my activism) was noted in the firm for being the velvet glove (similar to the drink the velvet hammer).


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Post by Skip Intro » Sat May 06, 2017 5:45 pm

"AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds — but Texas’ rule would extend to state-funded agencies. Only South Dakota’s is similarly sweepingly.

The bill had been scheduled for debate and approval Saturday in the state House, but lawmakers bogged down with other matters. It now is expected to come up next week.

Republican sponsors of Texas’ bill say it is designed to support the religious freedom of adoption agencies and foster care providers. Many of the agencies and are private and faith-based but receive state funds."

https://apnews.com/703fc10a25a241e29af5 ... _medium=AP

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Post by RVInit » Sat May 06, 2017 11:22 pm

New petition on change.org. :lol:

Strip Republicans of their Healthcare.

http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/05/06/ ... ealthcare/


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Post by Skip Intro » Fri May 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters

Funny stuff.
A Texas Tribune reporter snapped a photo of Abbott showing off his target sheet on Friday, after which the governor “jokingly” pointed to the bullet holes and threatened the media.

“I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters,” Abbott said, according to reporter Patrick Svitek.
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Post by Chilidog » Sat May 27, 2017 9:53 am

I don'd know where to put this. . .

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat May 27, 2017 9:54 am

:rotflmao:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:40 pm

http://shareblue.com/arizona-republican ... the-house/
Arizona Republican hits the panic button: Trump will make us lose the House

McSally appears to believe that Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued presidency could flip the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party.

Tucson Weekly got ahold of the recording of McSally’s meeting with the Arizona Bankers Association, where she tried to convince them to bankroll her re-election campaign.

McSally complained that Trump’s obsession with tweeting is causing “distractions,” and said the backlash to his poorly thought out outbursts is “basically being taken out on me.” As a result, McSally said:

Any Republican member of Congress, you are going down with the ship. And we’re going to hand the gavel to Pelosi in 2018, they only need 28 seats and the path to that gavel being handed over is through my seat. And right now, it doesn’t matter that it’s me, it doesn’t matter what I’ve done. I have an “R” next to my name and right now, this environment would have me not prevail.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:06 am

:violin: Oh poor little Martha McSally! She's unhappy because Republicans are being blamed for the misbehavior of a Republican President aided by a Republican Congress and supported by Republican politicians! It's so unfaaaaair!! :crying:



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Post by NotaPerson » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:16 am

Auschwitz Memorial condemns GOP rep who filmed video in gas chambers
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) is facing criticism from officials at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tuesday, after he filmed a video inside a former gas chamber in the Nazi concentration camp.

According to a report by The Associated Press, officials from the memorial said the video was disrespectful and that the sign in the building asks visitors to "maintain silence."
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... deo-in-gas

It takes a dickhead.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:37 am

NotaPerson wrote:It takes a dickhead.
And that pretty much defines the "Cajun John Wayne."

He's never been able to keep a job in LE without being accused of excessive force, corruption, insubordination or unprofessional conduct. Perfect background for a LA Rep politician.



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Post by NotaPerson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:03 pm

‘Dead serious’ Pennsylvania GOP mayoral candidate determined to enact ‘narco bunnies’ plan to sniff out drugs
It all began when the Amherst, New York police proposed a drug-sniffing bunnies as part of an April Fool’s joke on their Facebook, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. During a Phoenixville, Pennsylvania mayoral forum, GOP nominee Dave Gautreau actually proposed that if he was elected to the Mayor’s office he would find drug-sniffing bunnies for the police department.

Despite snickers, he wasn’t kidding and doubled down.

“I was dead serious,” he said. “I would not make a joke about a rabbit if I did not believe it to be true.”

Voters aren’t sure what to think of the proposal, so they hopped on the internet to sniff around for some examples. That’s when they found the joke the local fuzz in Amherst posted for April Fools Day. The narco-rabbit even earned a fake article on a satire page called People of Lancaster.
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/dead-s ... out-drugs/
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Post by Jim » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Unbelievable. Hard to believe it's 2017 and there's still people like this out there...

Georgia lawmaker, wife of Tom Price, suggests people with HIV could be quarantined
ATLANTA — A Georgia state lawmaker — the wife of former Trump health secretary Tom Price — is drawing condemnation for suggesting that people with HIV might be quarantined to curb the spread of the infectious disease.

Republican state Rep. Betty Price, a former anesthesiologist who represents people living in the northern Atlanta area, asked in a hearing this week “what are we legally able to do” to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state.

“I don’t want to say the quarantine word — but I guess I just said it,” Price said to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. … Are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:16 pm

Jim wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Unbelievable. Hard to believe it's 2017 and there's still people like this out there...

Georgia lawmaker, wife of Tom Price, suggests people with HIV could be quarantined
ATLANTA — A Georgia state lawmaker — the wife of former Trump health secretary Tom Price — is drawing condemnation for suggesting that people with HIV might be quarantined to curb the spread of the infectious disease.

Republican state Rep. Betty Price, a former anesthesiologist who represents people living in the northern Atlanta area, asked in a hearing this week “what are we legally able to do” to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state.

“I don’t want to say the quarantine word — but I guess I just said it,” Price said to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. … Are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”
This after three decades that AIDS is recognized as such? Where has this lady been getting her education? Betsy whoever must be proud :twisted:



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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Well, most new AIDS cases are Black or Latino. Maybe it’s a veiled effort to lock up more men of color?


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Post by Skip Intro » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:41 pm

Republican official 'would have shot' Guardian reporter attacked by Gianforte
Montana Republican official Karen Marshall told radio program she would have shot reporter Ben Jacobs if ‘that kid had done to me what he did to Greg’
The Party of Life.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... -have-shot


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Here is a video of the moment he was confronted by law enforcement. Ouch.



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Not quite sure this matches the topic exactly.

I am getting since about two months sporadic mailings from GOP politicains in one of my Yahoo mail accounts. Actually it was my first Y account after I left AOL around year 2000 for greener pastures and didn't need them as dial-in for the internet of yesteryears any more. The account has gone dormant since I started to use others for my private life. My very guess is that the GOP has brought in a mailing list, likely thru a broker, that has selected Yahoo addresses that were stolen in the now infamous Yahoo leaks. My guess is that this email address was selected based on stolen profile data, I do identify as having a US residency (cause I wanted MSNBC to show me US news, not local Swiss stuff).

I find it bad behaviour of a major political party to use stolen information.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 pm

http://amp.kansascity.com/news/politics ... ssion=true
Investigators interview two dozen lawmakers as part of criminal probe of Greitens

Investigators from the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office spoke with at least two dozen Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens.

House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, a Kansas City Democrat, also spoke with the circuit attorney’s investigators on Wednesday. She said their questions focused on the governor’s efforts to reach out to her last month after news of the affair and alleged blackmail became public.

McCann Beatty’s description of her conversation with investigators was similar to that of many lawmakers who spoke Thursday with The Star. The investigators focused their questions on the conversations and interactions legislators had with the governor about the affair and alleged blackmail before and after the story went public.

Rep. Nate Walker, a Kirksville Republican, said his conversation with investigators covered a broader range of topics, including the governor’s use of dark money and the role of the governor’s state counsel, Lucinda Luetkemeyer.


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RIPR: RI State Senator Kettle Arrested On Video Voyeurism, Extortion Charges:
Rhode Island state Senator Nicholas Kettle (R-Coventry) was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of video voyeurism and extortion.

Kettle, 27, has served in the Senate since first winning election in 2010.

Asked about the allegations underlying the voyeurism charge, State Police Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Philbin said, “Basically, he transmitted pornographic pictures of his girlfriend without her permission electronically.”


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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm

If/when Republican candidates phone me for donations and support, I tell them they will have "my thoughts and prayers".



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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 pm

Fortinbras wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm
If/when Republican candidates phone me for donations and support, I tell them they will have "my thoughts and prayers".
I'd like to see a party go to Trump's presidency Mierda-Larga golf dump and when presented with the check to offer only "thoughts and prayers" in payment! I think they could rely on crowd-funding bailing them out when it arrived in court.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:43 pm

Fortinbras wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm
If/when Republican candidates phone me for donations and support, I tell them they will have "my thoughts and prayers".
Wonderful idea!!!!!!!!!! I am stealing it!


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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 pm

Fortinbras wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm
If/when Republican candidates phone me for donations and support, I tell them they will have "my thoughts and prayers".
The best part of that theoretical scenario will be when the begging caller says,”But thoughts and prayers don’t help the cause “.



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