They want to believe they’re winning, but know they’re losing again

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“Stupidity may be inherited. Ignorance is a personal choice.”

“…We don’t allow ignorant comments out of moderation to be linked with the original post, but we do occasionally present some of them in subsequent posts for the purpose of public derision and mockery. As we see fit…”

We see fit.

Pro-choice demonstration – Sedalia, Missouri – June 30, 2022

A post on yesterday’s pro-choice demonstration in Sedalia, Missouri went viral. Of course, that attractes right wingnuts who attempt to assert their perceived intellectual dominance:

What idiots. They sound retarded it’s not about it’s about the millions of babies they are murdering each day. Ban viagra that’s ok because it still won’t stop God from planting the seed of life ( a baby) in a woman’s uterus. Sure some pregnancies are horrendous in the way they happened but don’t give the baby the death penalty give the rapist instead

Uh, where to start?

“…They sound retarded…” As, say, opposed to illiterate and ignorant? What’s our troll’s excuse?

“…it’s about the millions of babies they are murdering each day…” However you count it – sperm, zygote, fetus, actual baby – that’s a lot at an annual rate. Our troll also appears to have issues with math literacy. That’s not a surprise.

“…it still won’t stop God from planting the seed of life ( a baby) in a woman’s uterus…” Ah, magic. That explains a lot, just not what our troll thinks it does.

They’re so insecure. Why show up here if they believe that they’ve got what they’ve always wanted?

And finally: When someone submits a comment here their email address and I.P. address are linked to the comment.

Previously:

What gives you the mistaken impression we give a shit about what you think? (June 10, 2022)

Doing the same thing as everyone else and expecting a different result (June 11, 2022)

It’s a cult (June 19, 2022)

Once again, for the people who just got here (June 22, 2022)

Pro-choice Demonstration – Sedalia, Missouri – June 30, 2022

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Early this afternoon approximately fifty individuals gathered in 90 degree heat along Broadway (Highway 50) in Sedalia, Missouri to demonstrate in support of reproductive rights.

They were greeted with supportive car horn honking, hostile stares, and at least one extended middle finger.

There are a number of such demonstrations scheduled across Missouri over the next few days.

“Girls Just Wanna Have FUNdamental Human Rights”

“Ban Viagra…”

“…We were free”

“…Cannibalism”

“…Zip it!”

“I will not…”

“He who hath no uterus…”

“Don’t like Abortions?…”

Campaign Finance: It’s all in a name

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From one PAC to another.

Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C222163 06/29/2022 RightDirection PAC RightPath PAC PO Box 1865 Jefferson City MO 65102 6/29/2022 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

It’s a new PAC:

Just another startup.

And who contributed to the source [RightPath PAC] since it was created on January 24, 2022?:

C221800 02/08/2022 RightPath PAC Sandy Loewentheil 6 Beverly Rd Purchase NY 10577 Retired 2/7/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC George Bauer 499 Silvermine Road New Canaan CT 06840 Retired 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Blackford Brauer c/o John M. Hillhouse 424 S. Woodsmill Road, Suite 325 St Louis MO 63017 Hunter Engineering Company 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Joyce Buchheit PO Box 18 Bonne Terre MO 63628 Retired 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Andrew Bursky 325 Stanwich Road Greenwich CT 06830 Atlas Holdings LLC 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC George Couch III 1502 Viscaino Road Pebble Beach CA 93953 Couch Distributing Company, Inc. 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC David Farrell 1220 Log Cabin Lane St Louis MO 63124 Retired 2/14/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Hunter Engineering Company 11250 Hunter Dr. Bridgeton MO 63044 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC David Kemper 2101 S. Warson Rd. St Louis MO 63124 Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 2/14/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Alicia McDonnell 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1860 St Louis MO 63117 Retired 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC John McDonnell 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1860 St Louis MO 63117 Retired 2/14/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Anna Ntenta 2645 South Bayshore Dr., Apt. 802 Miami FL 33133 Retired 2/14/2022 $150,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Andrew Taylor 1147 Log Cabin Ln. St Louis MO 63124 Crawford Group Inc. 2/14/2022 $100,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Lawrence Thomas 11204 Tri Lane St Louis MO 63141 Retired 2/14/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Henry Warshaw 63 Lake Forest Drive St Louis MO 63117 Virtual Realty Enterprises LLC 2/14/2022 $25,000.00

C221800 02/14/2022 RightPath PAC Susan Warshaw 63 Lake Forest Drive St Louis MO 63117 Retired 2/14/2022 $25,000.00

C221800 02/28/2022 RightPath PAC Lew Jacobs IV 74 Whitefish Drive PO Box 160158 Big Sky MT 59716 Self-Employed: Consultant 2/28/2022 $200,000.00

C221800 02/28/2022 RightPath PAC Howard Cayne 7308 Helmsdale Rd Bethesda MD 20817 Arnold & Porter 2/28/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 02/28/2022 RightPath PAC Steven Cash Nickerson 2300 Wolf Street, Apt. 4C Dallas TX 75201 PDS Defense, Inc. 2/28/2022 $50,000.00

C221800 03/28/2022 RightPath PAC Eric Upin 21 Presidio Avenue San Francisco CA 94115 Point Olema Capital Partners San Francisco 3/28/2022 $50,000.00

So much money.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: Purchase (February 8, 2022)

Somehow this is supposed to be reassuring? (February 13, 2022)

Campaign Finance: They ain’t Union organizers (February 14, 2022)

Campaign Finance: The Out of Towners (February 28, 2022)

Campaign Finance: because they can (March 28, 2022)

Campaign Finance: oxymoron

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Again.

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C222144 06/29/2022 Missouri Conservatives for Truth Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Lane Westphalia MO 65085 Retired Retired 6/29/2022 $55,000.00

[emphasis added]

So, what else is new?

Previously:

Campaign Finance: sure, go ahead, name your new PAC after a Roman sword (June 24, 2022)

Campaign Finance: Why bother? They’ve never worked before. (June 29, 2022)

Campaign Finance: Why bother? They’ve never worked before.

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Yesterday at the Misoouri Ethics Commission:

C190817 06/28/2022 Conservative Solutions for Missouri PAC Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Lane Westphalia MO 65085 None Retired 6/27/2022 $25,000.00

[emphasis added]

Conservative solutions? Oxymoron.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: sure, go ahead, name your new PAC after a Roman sword (June 24, 2022)

Grab that wheel, pass the ketchup

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Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

This afternoon:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Another reminder — the January 6 committee is a joke and nothing more than a smoke screen for Joe Biden’s failures.
12:13 PM · Jun 28, 2022

Eric Schmitt (r) should have waited an hour and a half. Not that it would have made any difference to him.

Just another member of the cult.

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Campaign Finance: What’s that?

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A brand new PAC.

Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC Alliance for Progress LLC 230 W McCarty St Jefferson City MO 65101 6/27/2022 $7,600.00

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC Conservative Justice PAC 222 W Columbia St Farmington MO 63640 6/27/2022 $30,000.00

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC Homesafe LLC 9100 E Panorama Dr STE 150 Centennial CO 80112 6/27/2022 $20,000.00

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC NRRM LLC 339 Mid Rivers Mall Dr St Peters MO 63376 6/27/2022 $50,000.00

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC Triangle Real Estate 339 Mid Rivers Mall Dr St Peters MO 63376 6/27/2022 $50,000.00

C222170 06/27/2022 Shield PAC LLC NRRM LLC 339 Mid Rivers Mall Dr St Peters MO 63376 6/27/2022 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

$257,600.00 is quite a one day haul.

Yep, they’re new:

Actual facts are no longer inconvenient, just ignored

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“…He offered his prayers quietly while his students were otherwise occupied…”

KENNEDY v. BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT [pdf], June 27, 2022.

Justice Gorsuch delivered the opinion:

…Joseph Kennedy lost his job as a high school football coach because he knelt at midfield after games to offer a quiet prayer of thanks. Mr. Kennedy prayed during a period when school employees were free to speak with a friend, call for a reservation at a restaurant, check email, or attend to other personal matters. He offered his prayers quietly while his students were otherwise occupied. Still, the Bremerton School District disciplined him anyway…

In Justice Sotomayor’s dissent:

…Photograph of J. Kennedy standing in group of kneeling players…

A footnote in the dissent:

…The Court recounts that Kennedy was “willing to say his ‘prayer while the players were walking to the locker room’ or ‘bus,’ and then catch up with his team.” Ante, at 4 (quoting App. 280–282); see also ante, at 5. Kennedy made the quoted remarks, however, only during his deposition in the underlying litigation, stating in response to a question that such timing would have been “physically possible” and “possibly” have been acceptable to him, but that he had never “discuss[ed] with the District whether that was a possibility for [him] to do” and had “no idea” whether his lawyers raised it with the District. App. 280….

America as a Fascist theocracy in the 21st Century. Who would have thought?

Previously:

Apparently, it’s all in how one kneels (June 27, 2022)

Apparently, it’s all in how one kneels

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Colin Kaepernick would like a word.

Vicky Hartzler (r) [2021 file photo].

Fidei Defensor:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
The Supreme Court sent a strong message today that religious freedom will not be imperiled in America.

No one should have to choose between their job and practicing their faith. #SCOTUS
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10:42 AM · Jun 27, 2022

Some of the responses:

1/ Really? No one should have to choose between their job and practicing their faith.

If I firmly believe before the day begins, everyone must pray to my God so that our work is good and safe. And, people who don’t pray my way are not good people and must be fired.

2/ What should people do: if they are told this mandatory prayer is not in the interest of the company and if they insist on such a prayer they are fired, be fired for their beliefs or not follow their beliefs?

3/ In this country so far, you do not have the religious freedom to shove your beliefs down anyone’s throat and if people resist your beliefs, they should not be fired or harassed.

Sarcasm.

Correction: The Supreme Court sent a strong message today that we Christian theocrats have the religious freedom to shove our beliefs onto everyone in public places.

But he didn’t have to choose Vick, that’s the whole point. “The district said that some students felt pressured into taking part and that it offered alternative, less public places to pray after games.” Kennedy choose to defy that. Freedom comes with responsibility, period!
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If I do something and my boss doesn’t like it, he tells me to stop and I do it anyway, I’m fired, that’s how it works. You GQPs made all these “at will” states and yet gripe when someone exercises it. Plus they offered accommodations, he chose to sue for 15-minutes of fame.

Fixed it:
“The Supreme Court sent a strong message today that Christian proselytizing will not be imperiled in America.”

You are a Christofascist. This isn’t your church. This is our country.

Serious question. Would you support a Muslim coach praying? Or someone else who isn’t Christian? I’ll wait.

Only yesterday she spoke our in favor of (another) Supreme Court decision that enforces Christian religious doctrine over the entire country. But you already know the answer to that.

Faith is not part of our government. Faith, civics and politics are separate entities. Can’t believe you don’t know that.

If a white man can kneel and pray in public (and be protected by a SCOTUS who CLEARLY does not represent a majority of US citizens), then so can those of us who kneel in protest. #ColinKaepernick

Pressuring students to pray with you is not religious freedom.

Kids shouldn’t be forced to pray by an authoritarian figure who decides play time

No is being denied their rights if they cant pray on a school football field – that is why we have church lady

We have entered an era of Christo fascism in this country.

Long before now.

So a white man can kneel and demonstrate what he believes in, but a black man can’t? Hypocrite. #ColinKaepernick

The problem with your position is that YOUR expression of religious freedom results in someone else’s coercion to comply (at worst) and possible shaming/bullying of non-Christian students (at best). It may be YOUR idea of freedom, but it stomps on other people’s rights.

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”

Performative faith.

Uh, you voiced support for DJT’s proposed Muslim ban, Vic.