Ukrainians returning home to fight the Russians.

Russians fleeing home not to fight the Ukrainians.

#SlavaUkraine 🇺🇦#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #Russia #RussiaIsATerroristState

nbcnews.com/science/environmen

I love how people act like this is new. You've had 40 years of warnings. It's no one else's fault that you don't understand how things work.

@TonyStark

The courts are partisan now due to Republican misuse. If they continue like this, we have lost our democracy.

Up to everyone to vote.

These two threats are related. Republican policital policies move further and further from general public opinion and as their stances get more extreme, the more they want to deny the voice of voters.

Swaths of decent Americans who are in infrequent voting patterns see though the corruption and the messaging.

How to support such citizens in red/purple districts to get to the polls this fall and to vote their conscience?

Hundreds of grassroots groups are mobilizing community members. Many of these local organizations are listed at movement.vote/

They organize long-term within communities of youth, women, minorities, and underserved citizens. It's not too late to get involved.

‘A Crisis Coming’: The Twin Threats to American Democracy-
The United States faces two distinct challenges, the movement by Republicans who refuse to accept defeat in an election and a growing disconnect between political power and public opinion.
nyti.ms/3Ul6SbN

@AgentCarter_SSR And Wahl used the same dubious ID on another poll worker this year too. You’d think he could remember his license. He knows the law. This is a power trip and I hope every poll worker makes him vote with the provisional ballot if he doesn’t have proper ID. You want this law, then you follow it.

@MariaHill

Wahl paints this as a 'political vendetta' against his family. No. You know the rules; you happily endorsed them. Now you don't want to follow them because you think your big name in a small town entitlement gives you the right to choose which laws to follow and which not to.

No one was even denying him or his family the right to vote, they were merely told that if they didn't have/couldn't provide ID, they'd have to fill out provisional ballots.

If I'd been in Martin's place, I'd have done the same thing.

Laws for thee but not for me, the Republican way! Especially if you have a position of power!

A Republican poll worker in Alabama, Clyde Martin, asked another Republican to show his. That Republican was the state party chair, John Wahl. Wahl didn't have his driver's license and tried to use his State Auditor ID, a legal voting ID. Martin denied it because he had never seen a State Auditor ID. He did eventually accept the badge and had Wahl fill out an affidavit.

It gets better!

Wahl wasn't on the list of people who has ever been issued a State Auditor ID. He's never been a state employee or contractor.

Wahl appeared as a "concerned citizen" (never mind that he's the state Republican chair) to complain that Martin should not continue to be a poll worker. Guess who's no longer a poll worker!

Wahl also wants his own family not to be required to show photo ID, because they have a religious objection to photos, but wants voter ID for everyone else.

al.com/news/2022/09/alabama-go

@TonyStark

All Republicans are bad Republicans. Even the ones who are labeled less bad are against voting rights and a woman's right to choose and trans rights. Vote them out.

“Further, the legal name and sex of a student can't be changed ‘even upon written instruction of a parent or eligible student’ without an official legal document or court order. Teachers and other school officials can only refer to a student by their pronouns associated with their sex at birth. But they also don't have to refer to a student's preferred names regardless of paperwork if they feel doing so ‘would violate their constitutionally protected rights.’”

This sure doesn’t sound like protecting parental rights or anyone else’s rights, since I seem to remember a certain sweater vest guy running on that.

I also remember the media creating an avalanche of Critical Race Theory panic because the Democrat running used common sense and said education PhD’s should have a say in creating student curriculum.

Nothing the far right (and let’s be serious, Youngkin is with them) likes is within a thousand miles of genuine popularity. Yet, here we are.
npr.org/2022/09/18/1123697784/

@TonyStark Property values in Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria just went down as parents who can afford to move look at real estate listings on the other side of the Potomac.

AKA "we hate LGBTQ people so much we would rather no one have any fun, camaraderie, or outside-the-classroom enrichment than some queer people have some too."

Justice Kagan is the only Jewish justice left on SCOTUS after the death of Justice Ginsburg and the retirement of Justice Breyer, but they wouldn't have allowed Yeshiva University to discriminate any more than Justices Sotomayor or Jackson. The other votes to send the case back to state court were Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh.

Alito, of course, gave the university exactly the argument it needs to make in order to win Kavanaugh's vote and destroy anti-discrimination law.

npr.org/2022/09/17/1123638157/

vox.com/2022/9/15/23354635/sup

All states need to ban the sale of our health-related data. Immediately it's about reproductive care, but it's about so much more than that, especially if we get a Congress hostile to health care in general. I don't want data brokers gathering and selling any of my health care information, not about any condition.

It's also one more argument for why we need one system that we all pay into. Single-payer health care takes the profit incentive away completely.

lawfareblog.com/data-broker-ca

Tallahassee-based immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci explains there's a "good faith argument" to be made that luring the migrants onto planes with the promise of jobs makes them crime victims. And that means they could automatically qualify for a visa, she said.

"An enticement like that, regardless of whether you sign a waiver, is fraud and that is part of the definition of human trafficking," Ricci explains. "I think that everybody on those planes has a case to legalize as a direct result of being transported by the governor."

"It would be so ironic for these families to ultimately legalize and become citizens as a result of his actions."

And these potential new citizens will remember who lied and tricked them, who cast them out. I hope this backfires on Republicans spectacularly.

Flying migrants to Massachusetts was political, critics say. But was it legal?
npr.org/2022/09/18/1123644692/

@threestars If there’s anything Republicans are good at, it’s being repulsive to women.

More poverty and addiction to come to the state of WV with fewer rights.

Repulsive.

Jim Justice: West Virginia governor signs bill into law banning abortion with few exceptions |
cnn.com/2022/09/16/politics/we

abovethelaw.com/2022/09/montan

Montanans can ALL fuck themselves with a rusty, jagged piece of rebar. Yes ALL!

Unless you can show written, audio, or video proof of you personally telling your law makers THEY deserve to die, then you are ALL complicit and society DOES NOT need your existence.


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