This doesn't only relegate women to 2nd class citizenship; it's like a boot on the throat holding down women. Note some of the defeated amendments:

--implicit bias training for doctors and others who provide medical services

--a non-binding referendum on the ballot to ask Indiana residents what they want

--over the counter access birth control pills and patches

--pregnancy accommodations in the workplace

--access to pregnancy termination for all women for a limited time

--moving the question to the regular session where it could be more appropriately handled

The Republicans have the Indiana state legislature so gerrymandered that in 31 districts out of 100, nobody even runs against the current Republican.

Voters in Indiana need to unite, R, D, and I, against this extreme invasion of privacy and make these people face some electoral consequences.

A Republican Lawmaker Said “Not Her Body, Not Her Choice” Before Indiana Passed A Near-Total Abortion Ban-
buzzfeednews.com/article/steff

Trump going down harder than Sequoia timber.

And before people go on lamenting…Judge Sentelle was appointed by Reagan (Republican), Judge Henderson by HW Bush (Republican), and there's only one (D) appointed judge - Judge Wilkins - on this court. 2/3 judges are Republican appointed.

Appeals court says House can obtain Trump's taxes from the IRS:
cnn.com/2022/08/09/politics/ap

Meanwhile, Democrats have passed legislation to fight inflation, reduce healthcare costs, save lives, and fight fraud.

But yeah, the other side wants a civil war because their cult leader is a criminal.

Hope all his supporters rush on down to Mar-a-Lago and set up on the golf course and grounds to be there for their leader. They have the pool and dining areas to use. I know DJT would be thrilled for them to come on down.

After Mar-a-Lago search, users on pro-Trump forums agitate for ‘civil war’ — including a Jan. 6 rioter-
nbcnews.com/politics/justice-d

"Banana Republic tactics" are what insurrectionists were using, Scott Perry.

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone | AP News
apnews.com/article/elections-p

@YinzPittsburghers
You can't seize the cell phone of a sitting congressman without a lot of supporting evidence. No judge would ever allow it. It takes time to develop that evidence and while Garland is moving slowly, he is also moving surely.

Suck it, Scott.

Donald Trump finally got his wish that he has been adamantly voicing since 2016 that the FBI confiscate classified documents being held in outside, unsecured places.

Opinion | Dystopian nightmare! FBI obtains warrant, conducts search!-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

@TonyStark
Damn, I have one of those terrible low flush toilets.

I can't flush all those presidential documents that I have been saving.

@TonyStark
Republicans have had ONE message for last 7 years: The mishandling of classified material must end with somebody being "locked up."

Extortion? Money laundering? Violent coup? Doesn't matter. Mishandling classified docs is the only consequential crime.

Today? Poof, it's gone.

"So there are five people taking the Fifth Amendment. Like you see on the mob, right? You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”
-Donald Trump (2016)

youtu.be/qKIDxTaWYyI

While Republicans shriek about their desire to defund law enforcement, Democrats are building back the US. When you want progress, go to the makers, not the GOP takers.

The new CHIPS and Science Act will bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S.:
npr.org/2022/08/09/1116591031/

@TonyStark Seriously, there’s nothing he could say that makes him look more guilty.

I'm reading one indignant Trump loyalist comment after another complaining that this event is "unprecedented."

Not one of them seems to appreciate that the fact that it's never been necessary for the FBI to search the property of a ex-president before now is a good thing. Guess they're in too much of a snit to be thinking about that.

If they had any sense, they'd be distancing themselves as far as possible and being quiet. Because their current reaction indicates that what the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago is devastating.

Trump World hasn’t thought through its ‘planted evidence’ claim-
msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/m

This is a long read but it's important and worth your time.

If anyone ever tries to tell you that it doesn't matter who we elect, they're wrong. People like Stephen Miller don't belong in our government. This piece gives a rundown on him and everyone involved in Trump's horrifying "zero tolerance" policy and the Irreparable harm it did.

Taking people's children has been happening on this soil before America became America. Yet we don't hear about that part of America. And these same people want to force women to have children. What do they propose to protect children? They won’t even support meals for school kids and separate kids from their parents without a thought.

We, as a society, also need to stop letting Republicans get away with the lie that some "strong" border policy is what's best. It's not even what's best for Americans, let alone anyone else.

An American Catastrophe:
The secret history of the U.S. government’s family-separation policy-
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

@TonyStark I get, "I have to support my family and I have college tuition to pay" as why members of TFG administration were afraid to speak out and lose their jobs. But these policies are the logical endpoint of working for a Republican administration in the first place. There's a lot of pretending they didn't know what Republicans stand for.

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