Republicans in Congress argued that none of these bills are necessary because the right to birth control and the right to same-sex marriage are safe. “In no way, shape or form is access to contraception limited or at risk of being limited,” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) said during Thursday’s debate on the birth control bill. “The liberal majority is clearly trying to stoke fears and mislead the American people once again because in their minds stoking fear clearly is the only way that they can win.” (Yahoo News)
“The FBI has gone rogue and is doing the dirty work of a communist regime,” tweeted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Boebert “In Venezuela, they eat the dogs, and it started because they do not have firearms to protect themselves, to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.”
“We save the babies, we’ll save America,” Mike Pence told conservative youth.
At least Bostelman apologized: So easy to repeat motivated misunderstandings: A Nebraska state lawmaker apologized on Monday after he publicly cited a persistent but debunked rumor alleging that schools are placing litter boxes in school bathrooms to accommodate children who self-identify as cats. State senator Bruce Bostelman, a conservative Republican, repeated the false claim during a public, televised debate on a bill intended to help school children who have behavioral problems. His comments quickly went viral, with one Twitter video garnering more than 300,000 views as of Monday afternoon, and drew an onslaught of online criticism and ridicule. Bostelman initially said he was “shocked” when he heard stories that children were dressing as cats and dogs while at school, with claims that schools were accommodating them with litter boxes.
“[Manchin] has sabotaged the president’s agenda,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said on ABC’s “This Week.”
[…]Manchin’s reluctance to pass the [Democrats’ party-line spending] bill after months of negotiations has infuriated Democrats who contend the spending bill is desperately needed to fight climate change.
Sanders on Sunday did not hold back his frustration, claiming that “people like Manchin” are “intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda, what the American people want, what a majority of us in the Democratic caucus want.”
“The problem was that we continued to talk to Manchin like he was serious; he was not,” Sanders said. “This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires.”
Why Does He Not VOTE WITH HIS PARTY? I reckon one reason is that money talks loud. His pockets are stuffed with the most funding from fossil fuel PACs, From May 2020 to May 2021 he received the most funding from the oil and gas industry of any senator, including $1.6 million in donations from fossil fuel PACs…
NAN SEZ; That’s in addition to others sabotaging our democratic way of life. Will the people wake up in time?
This, in the face of news from abroad:
Beijing [China], July 17 (ANI): China’s meteorological department has issued a high-temperature warning for 12 days as severe heat waves grip the country, affecting 900 million people and over half of the national territory within a week.
Forest fires rage across Europe as heatwave sends temperatures soaring
Civil defence authorities battle blazes that have forced evacuation of thousands of people across continent
Wildfires spread through western Europe as temperatures reach mid-40Cs
I am woman, hear me roar! (Smile)…. I think I’ve discovered that I’m better at illogic than logic, given my use of emotions to express my opinions. Anyway, I woke up this morning reflecting that the attack on the capitol was unthinkable; then another unthinkable possibility occurred to me, which made my visualized pursuit of logic shrink in its importance:
Wiping out the internet and/or the national electric grid. We know the bad guys–spammers and the dark internet have the power to castrate our democracy just prior to an election [misuse of emotional language]. I have seen little evidence of honesty or tendency to “share the wealth,” so, what could fend off their unlimited arsenal in the sabotage of democracy?
And how about the use of armed drones! When Trump wanted a flyover as he left the White House I wondered if he hoped for a little demolition of the White House.
Maybe a belief in hell should be brought back into vogue.