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Sic semper tyrannis

May 1st, 2020 10:36 am | By

That “patriot” riot in Lansing yesterday…

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Guest post: These y’all quaeda yokels

May 1st, 2020 9:53 am | By

Originally a comment by Papito on Men with rifles yelling at us.

You have be pretty far down the rabbit hole to understand how these militia creeps think they’re being patriotic. The fact you don’t is a good sign. The fact I do reflects poorly on my relatives.

They’re patriotic to an imaginary country. That country doesn’t exist, has never existed, but they’ve been convinced it really does, or did, somehow.

The real country around them – full of people who are not white, and sometimes governed by people who are not male – is somehow preventing their imaginary country from coming fully into being. The laws of this real, imposter country, insofar as they infringe on these mens’ … Read the rest

His appeal to be recognised

May 1st, 2020 9:07 am | By

Stonewall UK has a disappoint.

Have the courts missed a vital opportunity to send a positive message that recognises all parents for who they are? (There’s also the separate question that asks whether it’s the job of courts to send a positive message or not.) Would it “send a positive message” to let a mother legally call herself a father and thus make her child the first in human history to be gestated … Read the rest

One delusion of an abusive male

May 1st, 2020 8:47 am | By

Something puzzling here.

I see that tweet so I find Z Nicolazzo PhD so I find Z Nicolazzo’s page at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Nicolazzo is an Assistant Professor of Trans* Studies in Education at the Center for the Study of Higher Education and a member of the Trans* Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona.  She earned her Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami University (OH), and formerly worked in various functional areas in student affairs, including

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How the girl in the clip was treated

Apr 30th, 2020 4:10 pm | By

Maya Forstater tells us:

The Crown Prosecution Service has withdrawn an anti-bullying guidance pack for schools developed with Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence, after a 14-year-old girl brought a legal action. The pack, which has been withdrawn for review, encouraged schools to tell girls to ignore their discomfort and not object to males entering single sex spaces such as toilets and changing rooms.

I can’t think of a single thing that could possibly go wrong, can you? Similarly with bears. If you’re out hiking in the woods and you see a bear, you should approach it to make friends. Similarly with fires. If you see a house on fire you should hasten to go inside the house to enjoy … Read the rest

A person who carries and gives birth to a baby

Apr 30th, 2020 3:32 pm | By

Speaking of disordered personalities and trans activism – see Freddy McConnell.

A transgender man who gave birth to a child has lost his latest legal bid to be registered on the birth certificate as the father rather than the mother.

Aka a woman who trashed her body so that she could look a little bit like a man wants to make sure her child will be legally deprived of a mother.

Freddy McConnell appealed against a decision made by a High Court judge that a person who carries and gives birth to a baby is legally a mother.

Legally and factually and physically. That’s what “mother” means – the parent who gestates the baby inside her body. No mother … Read the rest

Men with rifles yelling at us

Apr 30th, 2020 3:03 pm | By

In Lansing today:

Hundreds of people protested outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, with some pushing inside while the Legislature was debating an extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters held signs, waved American flags and even carried firearms, while some chanted “Let us in!” and “This is the people’s house, you cannot lock us out.” Others tried to get onto the House floor but were blocked by state police and sergeants-at-arms, according to NBC affiliate WDIV of Detroit.

Some were carrying guns.

Michigan United for Liberty organized the protest, dubbed the American Patriot Rally, to call for the reopening of businesses.

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Distract much?

Apr 30th, 2020 11:36 am | By

A war hero:

President Donald Trump on Thursday seized upon new developments in the Michael Flynn case to reinvigorate his pet conspiracy theories about Obama-era law enforcement and intelligence community officials conspiring to bring him down.

What about the Central Park 5? It’s ok to do it to them?

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Urgent matters

Apr 30th, 2020 11:23 am | By

What’s on Trump’s mind today:

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Who is really dirty?

Apr 30th, 2020 10:39 am | By

Trump is shitting in his own nest again.

Trump said on Thursday his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was tormented by “dirty cops” as part of the probe into whether Russia helped Trump win the White House in 2016.

The president’s comments in the Oval Office, latest in a string of remarks about Flynn, may suggest that the retired general could be in line for a presidential pardon.

That is, Trump’s barfing out this sinister bullshit in the midst of a pandemic is probably a sign that he’s planning to pardon his dirty general.

Internal FBI documents turned over by the Justice Department on Wednesday showed FBI officials debated whether and when to warn Flynn that he could

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Thanks David

Apr 30th, 2020 10:01 am | By

Silence the pesky women.

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After he left Mayo

Apr 30th, 2020 9:29 am | By

Ahhhhh no.

Yellow undershirt sets up the question for her and Pence says “That’s a great question and I’m glad you asked me.” Yes of course she is: she gets the opportunity to tell a lie about why her arrogant pig of a husband breathed all over everyone he approached at the Mayo Clinic.

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All those nurses are just FAKING it

Apr 30th, 2020 9:08 am | By

That’s low.

The chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party is encouraging people planning to protest stay-at-home orders imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic to dress like health care workers.

Now why would they do that? Oh yes, of course: to fool onlookers and reporters into thinking health care workers also think we should get out there and infect each other.

Recently, several health care workers around the country have worn their scrubs and medical gear to counterprotest against people calling for states to reopen against the urgings of medical experts.

So the thing to do if you’re a reopener is dress up in pretend scrubs; fakeout!

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A fair summation?

Apr 29th, 2020 4:06 pm | By
A fair summation?

Plot twist in that story Monday about the commenter at The Freethinker who said I’m a Trump supporter. The first twist was haha it turned out she was joking (Susan Montgomery is her handle) and second twist was oh oops she wasn’t joking. The fact that the column she was commenting on, the column I wrote, is intensely hostile to Trump is irrelevant because:

Wut? That’s not my cartoon, the cartoon isn’t about me, how does that cartoon explain that my hostility to Trump is actually support of Trump?

Here’s how:

I think it’s a fair summation of Benson’s attitudes over the years as she’s sought to replace Camille Paglia as the Alt-Right’s Feminist organ-grinder monkey.

Do you have evidence

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Wasting everyone’s time

Apr 29th, 2020 3:17 pm | By

Trump is tired of all this pampering of children, he wants them to go back to school now.

President Donald Trump on Monday urged the nation’s governors to “seriously consider” reopening schools as part of his push to restart the economy, though many states have already recommended against resuming the school year.

“Some of you might start thinking about school openings, because a lot of people are wanting to have school openings. It’s not a big subject, young children have done very well in this disaster that we’ve all gone through,” Trump told the governors on a teleconference call, according to audio of the call obtained by CNN.

Huh? It’s not a big subject? It is if any of … Read the rest

Rilly rocking

Apr 29th, 2020 12:40 pm | By

Jared Kushner thinks he’s a colleague of Anthony Fauci’s and fully qualified to tell us when it’s safe to stop social distancing.

Jared Kushner took a bullish stance on the coronavirus during a Fox News appearance on Wednesday morning.

The White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law said the goal was to have much of the US “back to normal” by June and for the nation to be “really rocking again” by July.

He described the country as being “on the other side of the medical aspect of this,” despite cases mounting in rural states.

“The federal government rose to the challenge and this is a great success story,” Kushner said on “Fox & Friends.”

He’s a predatory … Read the rest

Not really a choice

Apr 29th, 2020 12:01 pm | By

So the plan is to starve those pesky workers into going back.

As states begin to reopen their economies after weeks of stay-at-home orders, some are warning employees that they will lose unemployment benefits if they refuse to return to their jobs, according to The Hill — even if they fear contracting the coronavirus.

In Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds (R) said failing to return to work would be considered a “voluntary quit,” which would terminate an employee’s benefits.

Starve and be evicted and die or get the virus and die – your choice!

“If you’re an employer and you offer to bring your employee back to work and they decide not to, that’s a voluntary quit,” Reynolds said Friday.

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Mubarak Bala

Apr 29th, 2020 10:59 am | By

News via Sahara Reporters:

President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, has started receiving death threats for ‘insulting Prophet Muhammad’ on Facebook, SaharaReporters has gathered.

Bala was arrested by men of the Nigerian Police in Kaduna for blasphemy.

His arrest followed a petition by a group of lawyers to the Kano State Police Commissioner to prosecute him for the act. 

Why don’t the lawyers and the police and everyone else trust their god to deal with the matter? Why do they think they have to do it instead?

One of Bala’s friends, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Wednesday, said a popular Muslim cleric and a policeman both in Kano have both vowed to kill him if found. 

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Trolls v Rowling

Apr 29th, 2020 9:14 am | By

This has been happening:

A British academic whose new book is about why women are blamed for crimes committed against them has been subjected to thousands of coordinated attacks from alt-right trolls over the last week, culminating in her personal computer being hacked.

Dr Jessica Taylor, a senior lecturer in forensic and criminal psychology, is due to publish her exploration of victim blaming, Why Women are Blamed for Everything, on 27 April. Looking into what causes society to blame women who have been abused, raped, trafficked, assaulted or harassed by men, the book has drawn increasing publicity, including an appearance on Woman’s Hour.

I listened to that conversation on Woman’s Hour; it was very good. She talked … Read the rest

The real disrespect

Apr 29th, 2020 8:56 am | By

#PenceIsAnIdiot is trending.

Exactly. It’s wildly insulting to put them at risk so that they can gaze upon his holy countenance.

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