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seems like a good day to remind everyone of an old piece of mine from last year, "Republicans have replaced the Rule of Law with the Rule of Because Fuck You, That’s Why"

https://www.jefftiedrich.com/p/republicans-have-replaced-the-rule

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oh my god. I just re-read it, and Greg Abbott promising to pardon Daniel Perry is part of the piece. so it's actually topical

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Although topical, the really sad thing for me is your piece from last year sounds a little tame compared to the total fuckshittery that's going on today....every.single.day....it's something worse with these shitweasels.

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Jeff, I remember this post and thought it was brilliant then, still do…thank you for reminding me of it. I use the phrase frequently, along with, fuck around and find out, little Donny fuck face, and so many of your other gems! Keep em coming!

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There just is no bottom.

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Holy Shit! You are psychic!

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Visionary, too!

Today and the piece above are all time favorites!

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The bullshit is so overwhelming. Steal Stopping Sammy. 😂 I'm not sure how to curb this insanity but when the extremists are in the highest court, we're screwed. People are accepting hate as the norm, now. If we dont vote blue UP AND DOWN the ballot, kiss this country goodbye. Expanding the court must happen. Try to have a good weekend, everybody. ✌️

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I hear ya sister! If the Christo- fascists gain power, we are royally fucked. In every possible conceivable way. I keep saying the red hats replaced white pointy hoods. Bigots want to rule. I'm hopeful there is a 'Jimmy Swaggart' moment coming. Somebody knows something. 🤞 Well, they do support pimp/pedophile/rapist running for president. The bar is so low, we need heavy equipment to find the bottom. The fucking fuckery. More gummies required today. 😇

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If you go to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala, you will get an eye-opening lesson in how earlier Supreme Courts helped put supported slavery and later put down ex-slaves and how brutally we acted to keep them down. The repercussions are seen even today. This Supreme Court seems to want to continue this sorry tradition.

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I see our country at the same crossroads today. Following Lincoln's death, which was ordered by Jefferson Davis, Johnson was the co-conspirator in charge of the country. He did as he was told to do or they would expose him. Protect white privilege at all cost.

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And its the wealthiest of the wealthy, who are running this country. They own the politicians..full stop! We’re done! Until we get the billionaires out of our politics we the people have no voice…

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Is everyone’s passport up to date?

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I am NOT going, anywhere. Fuck'em if they run me out of our own country.I am old enough now to do a solid for our country. Not saying.

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I’m late catching up on Jeff’s articles & holy cow!!! Your Jimmy Swaggart moment just arrived in the past 2-3 days. Little Donny’s “spiritual advisor”

in a big mess

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These fucks will NOT ruin my weekend.

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Yep, mine neither. Going to see cousins I haven't seen since Jr high so love and hugs are what my weekend is going to be about! Politics will not discussed. Total focus on what's really important in my life!

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Trump is visiting MN for a fundraiser today-oh, that I could literally throw a turd in that punch bowl.

What, running out of $$ for his lawyers? Honestly, this country's cheese is sliding off its cracker.

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Cheese/cracker😂😂 that’s excellent!!

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I am taking my bow, now! Hahaha

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Both Alito and Thomas must be handled by Roberts if the court is going to have any credibility at all. Unfortunately, Roberts is a coward and won’t do anything.

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Lauren Bobert would be glad to handle them as soon as she's done in the jury box in New York.😂😂

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😂😂😂

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I knew you'd like that little gem!

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I like it too!

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😂😂

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Boebert understands going lower.

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The Congresswoman with a mattress for a back, such a spanking. I hope she has to go back to her original trade.

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Honestly, this autocorrect is BS...WHAT is wrong when you select SKANK and how would the sentence make more sense with the correction spanking? Who designs this stuff? Sheesh

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May have already!

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As I've already said about John Roberts, he's hoping that if lets his MAGAt members boil that frog a little bit at a time they'll be happy, which seems to be his guiding philosophy. That's why he sometimes rules alongside the "Liberal" wing, because he can see the trainwreck that'll happen if the SC's too blatantly Right Wing partisan—because while he's a coward, he's not an idiot.

Unfortunately, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanagh are both stupid and greedy, and are exposing just how corrupt the Supreme Court truly is.

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Greg "Himmler" Abbott, is getting practice to be in charge of the death camps when Donald "Hitler" Trump is placed into power by the US Supreme court after he steals the election again. G. "Himmler" Abbott cannot wait for Donald "Hitler" Trump to be in power again, he has already started killing immigrants attempting to enter the US, without a trial or sentence. He is a judge and jury of one. Just part of the Nazi group that is trying to take over the USA. Those coming to court in place of DHT's court case are all part of the "Goebbels Brigade" that is trying to spread propaganda and spin the negative into a positive. Let us hope no one is falling for this spiel. It is all lies.

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It’s horrendous… I cant believe Texas right now. Maybe they SHOULD secede from the Union. 🤦‍♀️

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Not everyone in Texas is as disgusting as that fucking fuckwad, asshole, wheels. I live here. I don’t like it a single bit, but my husband and I are not in a position to leave. We do what we can to change what we can change. I write letters for voteforward.org, help get people registered to vote while working two part-time jobs. We never miss an election. If we were to secede, we, and thousands more would lose our Medicare and Social Security. It sucks to be here, but we do the best we can every single day and at least we live in Austin which is a bit of a sea of blue within a fucked-up hellhole state.

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You're doing all you can.... good for you! 💙✌️ I love Austin!

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I’m supporting Allred with a monthly donation, please please 🙏🏻 Mother Nature, help Allred & the good people of Texas to get rid of that spineless lackey Cruz.

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Texas can go fuck itself. There were 26,313 rape related pregnancies in Texas since Roe was overturned. That number is 45% of the 64,565 rape related pregnancies that occurred in the 14 states with full abortion bans. This is from a Time magazine article published in January.

https://time.com/6588425/rape-pregnancy-us-abortion-bans/

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We have to keep Austin, and San Antonio, so just gave the Theocrats the tip of Texas by the Mexican border.

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Yes! 👏👏👏

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To be true to form, Greg "Wheels" Abbott would be one of the first people exterminated by a Shitler regime. IOW, I didn't think the face-eating leopards would eat MY face.

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Only good news I can think of regarding Greg Abbott, is the leopards eating HIS face!

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Happy Friday Susan

Im not sure if that's is the right way to go about it.

You might end up with a 60 minutes episode

Im Anderson Cooper. Im Sharon Alfonsi .

Im im im im im im Sixty Minutes Later.?

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I dont understand, Mark. "Im not sure if that's is the right way to go about it." Explain.

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Sorry im digging in the garden ,

So when 60 minutes first started there were three or four presenters Mike Wallace, Morley Safer ,Leslie Stall...

Then it grew and grew some more .

Its like half the show is over after the intro credits.

Now change the format of the supreme court , dems pass a law add two justices, Republicans change the law....

Its almost like Gerrymandering for the supreme court.

Does that make sense?

Back to digging ......

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No.

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No to digging?

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Change the rules and move the goal posts. That’s the name of the MAGA game 🤮. Dig away Mark.

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Just finished one side, planting tonight or tomorrow.

So you agree the republicans will just add more or change the law or totally disregard the law.

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Yes, I think so. If the Dems add members to SCOTUS, the Repubs will manage to own those as well. Just like they do with gerrymandering. Is that it?

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Unfortunately, I’m not sure it’s hate that’s winning or is it the American oligarchs? Corruption is rampant in so many parts of our government since tRump. Deals to enrich oneself, laws be damned. It will get worse as there have been NO CONSEQUENCES for the f’ckery

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I get it. The GOP had an agenda and they executed it well enough that by the time Dems said until it happened, the courts, elections have consequences. I think the popular line was," they are all same,etc." It is difficult to get the kind of mass numbers to change outcome but that is of course our only political option. Hard to believe in 2024 after so much damage.

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I can think of a few ways to curb this insanity. Take a tip from Al Franken and Tom Davis from the movie Trading Places. Duct tape Stop the Steal Sammy’s mouth shut, dress him up like a Basset hound, and ship him off to SD. Specifically Kristi Noem’s “ranch/ pet disposal” with attached note that reads; “ Kristi, this Basset hound is completely out of control. He barks and pees on fire hydrants, ruined my whole BLM hunting trip with billionaires. We need to have him taken care of. We knew you’d understand. Signed, We get it”

see where I’m going with this…?

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May 17·edited May 17

There was a New Yorker profile of Alito a while back. What stuck with me is that his classmates at Princeton describe the exact same guy we all see today: petty, embittered, arrogant, huge chip on his overprivileged shoulder. Alito, Thomas, Abbott, the list goes on. We're awash in weird-ass creepazoids who never experience a nanosecond of doubt about anything they say or do. "I'm Sam Alito and you're not" is all you'll ever get from him.

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It is why I think Judgmental Personality is more than a personality type - I think it is a generational personality disorder. It might even be genetic - but, they hold most of the aces right now. Very few people with this problem are not rethugs.

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I think it's a micro-penis issue. Seriously.

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That too, TDS

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Not genetic but it also is encouraged & bolstered by religion.

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Greg Abbott - racist governor pardons racist murderer. Sickening!

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That Abbott is the governor tells you all you need to know about Texass.

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A 65 yo friend is in a ‘chair due to a drunk t-boning the car in which my friend was a passenger when he was 23. Went to the store one day—never walked again. He’s one of the good guys. Compassionate with a gentle, loving heart. When asked why he didn’t become angry and bitter as a lifestyle, he answered: I was very angry and bitter for a while, until I realized this was not a good way to live … and it was going to be up to me to reframe what happened. It was a choice. Those who remain angry and bitter never chose a better path … they’re getting some kind of payoff from being mean”.

I realize that not everyone in a chair can have the same heart as my friend, but it never ceases to amaze me that someone who had such tragedy in their life cannot see others’ suffering, cannot distinguish mean vs kind.

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You make an excellent point Marie. I have tried to figure out what Abbott's deal is. Especially with immigrants, considering that he has a Latina wife.

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Shame on him. Shame ....

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Thats pretty sad,

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1. Mrs. Alito has tire marks on her back thanks to her husband. The only justice more compromised and lacking in integrity is Clarence Coke Can.

2. Abbott might as well be head of a company called Murder Incorporated.

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You mean he isn’t?

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I understand that the yard sign that so incensed Mrs Alito was an anti-Trump sign.

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https://open.substack.com/pub/endlessnameless/p/two-thirds-of-scotus-is-illegitimate?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=29z8f0

Thomas and Alito are too biased to serve and both tied to insurrection. All the Drumpf appointees lied during confirmation. John Roberts is the only MAYBE clean one because MAYBE he had no hand in his own installation.

And frankly I'd investigate that before trusting it.

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Justice Roberts said that Roe was "settled law." I remember when he said it at his confirmation hearing. Another comfortable liar from the GOP!

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Did that go 5-4 with him against? I don't recall his personal vote on that one.

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Justice Roberts ruled against the Dobbs decision. You are correct.

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True. But I think they all get together and decide who will be the one to vote the opposite way, just to make it look like it's all legit. They know they'll win the decision anyway.

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Wow!! You hit it on the head, Lori D. And here I thought that Roberts was a coward who had lost control of the court. Never figured him for a collaborator. Makes total sense to me now. I cut my teeth on Vietnam War protests during my college days and thought I had seen it all in the past 50 years or so. Thank you for enlightening me today.

Never stop learning, kiddos! Vote blue💙

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The word is, that Roberts definitely wanted abortion access curtailed significantly, he just wanted the other ones to go a little slower, taking off a few more chunks at a time so as to temper the anger & backlash he KNEW would hit if the just gave Roe the complete heavenly go. But the other 5 said “Fuck that, we’re throwing it out now & those baby murderers can just suck it” I hate the whole 6 of them.

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Thank you, it was great. I just don’t understand how/why the average Republican voter doesn’t see the terrible injustice which catches them in it’s web if they aren’t wealthy?? How many 100s of 1000s of poorer white people (many of drumph’s base) have had a friend or family member sent to prison for some fairly minor offense?

Don’t they care?

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Alito: "I blame Eve."

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But of course! Those Christian males always blame Eve, & all of her female descendants

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Remember when VP Gore accepted challenges to the certification of the 2000 election results, then refused to leave office, and was prosecuted for all sorts of non-existent crimes after he left office? Yeah, me neither.

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Sam the Sham and Clarence the Clown have a scary vision for America. Sam wants women to be handmaidens and Clarence thinks the billionaires really like him. If he can fly on private jets, the racism must be dead in his 'Merica. Law school students will be studying them for decades.

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If Herr Fuckface gets in power they won’t be doing any studying of justices - it will all be whitewashed and made normal.

The Constitution will be trampled on and who knows , maybe the Capitol building will go up in flames (as the Reichstag) and Congress will be dissolved?

Think thats not possible??

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It is in their planning and we better be ready. They are leaving nothing to surprises…it’s all out in the open flagrantly lashing about. The heathens are foaming at the mouth ready for the completion of the coup.

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Yes, they are, literally foaming at the mouth, trigger fingers getting super twitchy, can barely contain their excitement for Nov 6.

I highly recommend listening to at least this 1 episode of the Amicus podcast from Jan 6,2023 titled: Deja Coup:

Donald Trump and the Slow Civil War.

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Jeff Sharlet author of “The Undertow: Scenes From a Slow Civil War” he speaks to how myth-making, religion, stories, & symbols combine to create that fervor that we see.

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Abbott attack ads run every night on the local news channels. Texas is 30 miles away from here. Who does Abbott attack? Everyone who he feels is not loyal enough to him. Who else operates like that?

There are too many criminals in our state and national governments. Have they taken over? For now they may have. The choice of whether it ends or gets worse is ours.

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There once was a tree that fell on thee, it should have fucking killed him!

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There is something fundamentally flawed in the people to keep voting these monsters back into office time and time again. I hate it that I can't help but take a very dim view of these people.

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As there have been no consequences, it will just get worse

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Happy Friday Jeff

The man who held up the sign saying

Bootlickers.

I think his spelling was a bit off.

What he meant to Spell was

ASSLICKERS.

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How ironic that his assholiness has criminals like known molester Pervey McForehead and theater vaping, date fondling, court evading Bobo show up to support him. As the GOP continues to sink further in order to kiss the ass of felonious fuckface, we have two very treasonous, unethical and corrupt SCOTUS justices who are about to rule that he could be immune from his crimes. This shit has to stop and the power of the vote is the only way we can help make it happen. Keep the faith and have a good weekend everyone.

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I used to refer to him as frankenstein but pervey mcforehead is waaaay better.

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I was thinking "Taintlickers". They all work, it's just a choice of words question. There are certainly other possibilities.

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Just the worst. Rank him alongside Justice Taney. Or worse.

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Neil, are you still fucking EVERYBODY?

Just asking for a lonely friend.

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Bonus pts for “auto-didact” in bio.

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Hah! Well-played.

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I'm also a writer. What stood out about your comment is that you used the F word with an elegant rhythm that was quite different than Jeff's. I really enjoyed reading that comment. I say this with total sincerity--not playing at all.

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I truly appreciate that. A well-turned sentence is important to me. Of course, that’s one of the great reasons why JT is such a valued voice. His talent is major. But we all have to try to be ourselves.

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Like the motion in the ocean?

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Ditto, you guys are the best!

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Worse, definitely.

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I agree.

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Their imperialism is beyond disgusting and more so, in a democracy

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Like Clarence of the Supremes, Justice Alito is a reactionary crook. They were comfortable liars to get confirmed, telling America that Roe was "settled law." They are crooked because they have accepted 'gifts' from Harlan Crow and others with matters before the Court. Now he's trolling us all, displaying an upside-down flag, showing his contempt for the US Constitution.

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Don't forget, Cardinal Sammy Alito is also a Catholic extremist who has fantasies about his potential power in a theocracy. What he and Leonard Leo, who is another one, don't realize is that all the protestant theocratic fascists who outnumber the whacko Catholics in the USA, don't think Catholics are Christian. The non-catholic theocrats, upon assuming power, will immediately start the "convert or die" program for Jews first, Catholics next. Muslims and other faiths won't get the convert option, they will just be rounded up and eventually murdered.

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Reformation 2.0.

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Man, i totally agree with your statement. I don't think a lot of these Ivy league Catholics in politics and on the supreme court have spent much time in the deep South.

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History shows us that your statement is true. Catholics invented burning at the stake, I believe.

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Historically, that is probably true.

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The Dark Ages and our "grand inquistor". Sheesh....

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Here's an idea. Hang Sam and Clarence upside down. Provide a wide assortment of baseball bats, and call alley court into session. Greg Abbott needs to be pushed off of a cliff. I'm so tired of these fascist motherfuckers!!!😡😡🤬🤬😡😡

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Both my husband and I have discussed pushing that fucked up asshole into the Rio Grande River right into all the razor wire he has placed in the river. I want to watch him drown just like he allows humans with young children to do that are just trying for a better life.

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And because they HAD to be in court to support their Dear Leader, the Red Tie Brigade of asshats imperiled their majority in the House. Good on ya, fuckfaces!

Jeff Tiedrich, you light up my life every day. I might actually love you!

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Jeff must have many groupies. I'm one of them, too.

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There are times when I hope that Mrs. Tiedrich forgets to read our comments. Or that Jeff has time to move them to his encrypted “special file.”

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Huh?

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Well, if dozens of female strangers were expressing their love with hearts and kisses to your spouse, it could send one of those RFK worms into your mind. Trying to be mindful of Mrs spouse’s emotional needs. Hope that helps.

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I think Handy Oakley might be licking something else besides boots.

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May 17·edited May 17

For some reason, I doubt that Handy Oakley has a lot of what we might call “pull” with Sam Alito.

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She will need a job after she loses in her new district. She's just looking for an employer and does what she must. Shameful but normal in these times.

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😂😂😂😂

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