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Who ever put this up for people to read need to find alternative wording other xxxxing libertarian you have a filthy mouth and filter mind.
And yet, here you are.
If you can’t use profanity to describe an obscenity, then when the fuck can you use it? – Blue Girl
You did type “xxxxing libertarian”. You do know it’s the same thing, right? Like saying “gosh darn” when you mean “god damn”. As if bowdlerizing a word or creating a euphemism changes the intent.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
The big three credit card companies say they will start tracking gun purchases, making it easier to track gun owners – and to stop sales. Big threat to Second Amendment rights. I want to know from the corporations why they capitulated to the anti-2A lobby
[….] 9:47 AM · Sep 13, 2022
There was much hilarity in the responses:
They track what I buy in when , where.
No one makes me use it , not government so not an issue.
Pay cash when you go to the strip club.
Has NOTHING to do with 2nd amendment.
Everything to do with catching criminals.
Why does tracking weapon ownership make you nervous?
How many kids need to be liquified in their classrooms?
Then don’t buy a gun with a credit card [….]
Why do ” good guys with guns” always worry about who knows they have guns? If you have them legally, what’s the problem? If they can track people buying guns illegally, what’s the problem?
There is nothing in the Constitution that gives you the right to have your gun ownership be secret.
That’s not how any of this works. They are not tracking gun purchases. They are categorizing retailers that sell guns for risk assessment purposes. They have been doing this for decades with various types of businesses.
I’m sorry, but as a gun owner, why do I care if they track my purchase? Its not like I’m trying to shoot up a school and then offering thoughts and prayers. [….]
Please tell me what in the world is wrong with making sure guns don’t get into the wrong hands?
Because it’s bad business to passively encourage mass murder? Meh, you’re a traitor, so you wouldn’t get it
Sure the second amendment stipulate ownership should remain secret? I thought it said you had the right to bear. Why would anybody want to keep it a secret?
But its perfectly OK for anti-abortion states to track women’s period and ovulation private app data. Hypocrite!
You went to law school? Please explain how this is a “big threat to 2nd amendment rights?
How does the constitution force credit card companies to do business a certain way?
I dont understand how this has anything to do with the second amendment
How do these policies oppose the 2A support of militias?
You troll with lies. That’s all you can do.
Josh, you may have a right to bear arms but
1. Credit card company owns it until you pay the item off, and if they don’t track it, they can’ t repo it.
2 your right to own it was never a ‘ secret’ right.
Tracking is not prohibiting. So no affect on 2nd Amendment rights.
Would you really characterize the purchase of a firearm as exactly the same as the purchase of any “other retail products,” such as top shelf wine or a gym membership or Federalist Society dues, or might it be in some hard-to-figure way kind of different?
We see what you did there.
They track all your purchases. Always have [….]
there is this super archaic way of buying stuff without anyone being able to track you. you may have heard of it. it’s called cash
I believe credit card companies have the right to decide what can and can’t be bought on their credit. Stop interfering with business – just run away.
When you buy mdse using a credit card, some include damage/loss protection. They need to know what you purchased if they decide not to offer this protection on specific items. Think. It’s enlightening.
But it’s ok to want to track women’s menstrual cycles right? Not at all an invasive of privacy. RUN along sir
“The sound of children screaming has been removed.”
They do this for gas, groceries, and restaurants too. Are my rights to those threatened? Knowing that you purchased a gun with a credit card in no way restricts you from buying one. There is always cash.
“…The fairness doctrine took effect shortly after the creation of the Federal Radio Commission (FRC) in 1927 and was continued by its successor, the FCC, until the late 1980s. In its 1929 Great Lakes Broadcasting Co. decision, the FRC asserted that the “public interest requires ample play for the free and fair competition of opposing views, and the Commission believes that the principle applies to all discussions of issues of importance to the public….”
The Fairness Doctrine died in 1987 when Ronald Reagan (r) was in office.
“…On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission overruling an earlier decision, Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce (Austin), that allowed prohibitions on independent expenditures by corporations. The Court also overruled the part of McConnell v. Federal Election Commission that held that corporations could be banned from making electioneering communications….”
Where Roy Blunt (r) tries to pretend he’s never heard of Citizens United or the Fairness Doctrine:
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when large email platforms are deciding which messages can easily reach voters and which get buried in a spam folder. 3:40 PM · Jun 15, 2022
What’s the matter Roy, you can’t buy any stamps or newspapers?
Some of the responses:
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when $20 Billion is being spent just on political campaigns ensuring divisive & emotionally charged messaging can easily reach voters. Time to revoke Citizens United & shine a blinding light on Dark Money contributions.
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when large mobs are deciding to usurp voters by seeking to bury the vice president.
Trust me when I say that the contents of my SPAM folder were never the reason that I didn’t vote for you.
Perhaps my emails to you to get your thoughts on common sense gun control in Missouri HAVE gotten stuck in your SPAM box, though, since I sure haven’t heard back from you.
You going to complain about dial-up speeds next? Gas prices, milk prices, and spam emails. So glad I have a senator who’s focused on solving the biggest problems of 1998
Try a decade before that.
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when you put obstacles in the way of voting, and put people in positions of power whose stated purpose is to only verify results where Republicans win.
How about when one side storms the capitol to overthrow the results of the election?
Distract and deflect…. What does the 1/6 committee have on you? Might your name be coming up?
Restore the Fairness Doctrine and help cure the evils of Fox News
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
MO farmer sent me Biden Admin’s latest farm producer survey. It asks such important questions for farming as whether farmers identify as transgender, the gender they were at birth, their sexual orientation. For Joe Biden, even farming is about advancing his woke agenda
[….] 10:24 AM · Feb 17, 2022
So, what’s your point?
Some of the responses:
Wouldn’t it be good to know that farming is as diverse as other kinds of jobs in the US?
Josh @HawleyMO shows his ignorance and must not have ever taken a Research Methods course.
Demographic questions on questionnaires for race, gender, education, income group, etc is the gold standard practice for survey research. #Surveys101
@HawleyMO Can you explain how this promotes a ‘woke agenda.’
The USDA provides a wide variety of services to producers that transcend farming ops. They are specifically chartered to provide equity in access to those services and equal opportunity regardless of YOUR bigotry.
It actually is important to know how the dynamics of any profession have changed/are changing over time. Those types of surveys collect an abundance of information. And how else would we know if we didn’t ask questions?
Bingo! Josh doesn’t want anyone to know.
Don’t know how to tell you this Mr Manly, some people have different sexual orientations and are open and comfortable with their situation. You may have hang ups but don’t push them on others.
Gaining information, so as to be informed, is not the same as advancing an agenda. Do you believe that asking questions is the same thing as trying to push opinions or beliefs onto someone?
@HawleyMO do you personally know a #Missouri farmer? I’m asking since you live in Virginia
Did he send it to your Senate office or your home address in Virginia?
Being unable to fill out simple demographic questions without contacting your senator seems pretty fragile to me, but what do I know?
This survey was announced in December 2021 and was sent to you then (and was also published online). As a representative of a state where agriculture is such a huge part of the economy, why haven’t you read it before now? (I know you don’t actually live in Missouri, but still.)
And this what keeps @HawleyMO awake at night?
Recognizing and protecting underrepresented groups is important in all industries. And there are much bigger issues in ag than worrying about a survey. Spend your energy on fair pricing and protecting America’s food producers.
And this is relevant to your ability to do your job in what way??
Yes, because these are standard demographic questions. Why do you think this is unusual? You went to Stanford and Yale, I’m sure you saw demographic questionnaires asking about these variables all the time.
Why “even” farming? Is it somehow exempt from the rest of the world?
But, does the letter incite sedition? Asking for a friend…
We see what you did there.
I didn’t know collecting demographic percentages was so offensive to you, Josh Heehaw.
It says personal characteristic, and than asks questions about personal characteristics. What am I missing here?
A Missouri farmer “sent” you something? Thanks for reading. If you ever visited Missouri you could actually speak with some.
So? Tell him to fill out the damn form & you find something better to do.
Why does it bother you?
But you live in Virginia.
It’s a survey. What did he think you were going to do about it since you haven’t done anything at all.
You couldn’t find anything else to be but hurt about today?
I’m more surprised that MO farmer was able to find you in Virginia…[….]
Didn’t you vote for the “grab them by the pussy” guy or did I get that wrong?
It’s not like he made a clenched fist/solidarity sign to Capitol rioters.
He’s not wrong. And your guy did this daily for four years.
Can you please direct me to your tweets criticizing Trump for the language he used in office or how he treated reporters?
I don’t remember you having a problem when Trump described the press as being the enemy of the people and called rivals scum.
Josh misses the president that bragged about sexual assault and planned a violent coup
Havent seen you round these parts much lately. How is Virginia?
Give me a break. Remember the former guy and the things he said? Don’t be so hypocritical.
Dear Mr. Hawley. You should be very familiar with the phrase you are referring to. I’m sure you have heard it many many times. I often describe you with the exact same phrase. When using the phrase to describe anyone from @FoxNews, it is totally appropriate.
I mean…. He isn’t wrong. He could say the same of you.
It’s a lot more presidential than inciting an insurrection.[….]
I think he should call another press conference just to repeat himself!
He was absolutely correct in that assessment, after all.
I’m surprised you’ve still got pearls left to clutch, figured they’d all have disintegrated from overuse
Don’t worry Joshy you’ll never have to worry about being Presidential
Honesty is the best policy. Try it sometime.
Clutch those pearls, Josh. [….]
Sometimes you just have to state the obvious.
And yet again this isn’t going the way you thought it would.
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
All In with Chris Hayes @allinwithchris
Hey @HawleyMO, just circling back to see if you saw the threats to school officials across the country. We made a montage for you in case you didn’t.
[….] 8:04 PM · Oct 5, 2021
Watch the video.
Some of the comments:
He’s taking this position when an out of stater charged with 260 counts of fraud, threatened Walmart pharmacists with execution & came to Hawley’s home turf to rant at the local school board meeting. [….]
It used to be that when someone’s perception of reality was this far off base he would get a trip in a special jacket so that he could not hurt himself. Now they just lie about where they live and get elected to office. [….]
Nurses in his state have to carry panic buttons. He doesn’t care.
Dude’s a traitor.
Help with with this. Is his the same Josh Hawley who called police and said he was being attacked when peaceful protestors walked in front of his house carrying signs earlier this year?
If you are expecting Hawley, or any member of the GOP, to suddenly start being intellectually honest, you will he waiting a loooong time.
@HawleyMO, we need your clarification in light of these threats. Do you support such conduct? For the record please!
If Josh took any interest in his home state, he’d know one of these “concerned parents” threatened a black admin with “something worse than lynching” this week. But he only cares about what his handlers say & his political ambitions.
Except the “MY” state should have been Virginia. Ain’t nobody in Missouri every seen him.
So embarrassing. I voted for Claire McCaskill.
so when a few people demonstrating with posters stood outside his house it was “harrassment”,but says the parents threatening the school board is ok?
Please find out how many days Josh Hawley has actually BEEN in Missouri since he was elected. Maybe he’s unaware of the real threats to individuals in Missouri since he lives in Virginia.
Good to know that Josh stands for law, order and tourism. The videos just show tourists at school board meetings.
I’m old enough to remember when Hawley was part of an insurrection.
Josh Hawley thinks this will get him elected President.
Well, there is a really low bar for his party’s nomination.
I can’t believe Hawley thinks he’s senatorial.
He does pompous ass really well.
He’s a jackass
Josh Hawley isn’t being sincere about threats at school board meetings. The American people have SEEN the verifiable threats made to educators, in the parking lots & in their cars.
Josh, when someone says to them: “We know where you live & we’re coming for you!”
It’s a threat.
If only everyone in the world knew what a lying, disingenuous, piece of shit he was before he was elected.
Oh wait, we did. Yet there’s enough partisan idiots in Missouri to put him in a position of power. Good work dumbasses
If Josh Hawley clutched those pearls any harder, he’d turn them into diamonds
Hawley knows exactly what he is doing, get these right wingers amped up so that they get themselves arrested. Keep playing that dog whistle.
So out of line. He knows, he is just an opportunist.
Does any serious person see any reasonable scenario where the Unites States of America initiates a first strike against the People’s Republic of China? Whatever anyone says to any other person about the possibility, it’s not going to happen. Ever. It would be the stupidest possible move in the entirety of human history. If I have to explain it to you, you’re an idiot.
Vicky Hartzler (r) [2021 file photo].
Yesterday. from Vicky Hartzler (r):
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
General Milley telling China — our top adversary — that he would warn them if America was planning to attack is worthy of his resignation.
[…] 11:19 AM · Sep 29, 2021
The people who should resign are the ones who think the implied scope here of an attack on China by the United States would result in anything other than a disaster for everyone. Everyone.
Representatives Hartzler, Jordan & Gaetz 2019 breaking into a classified level secure facility at the Capitol compromised national security, tested Cap Police & is worthy of their resignations. [….]
Not a hypothetical.
Way to misrepresent what he said.
I don’t agree with your assessment
Wildly out of context.
Stop ypur gaslighting
Right now we are peaceful w/China on many levels, not perfect, but amicable. Gen. Milley worked within the latitude of his responsibilities during a time of crisis to ensure that the uneasy peace we have was maintained and communicated so. Now just where were you on the 6th eh?
You’re an embarrassment. A sedationist who sought to help overturn a free and fair election asking a 4 star General to resign
You should resign
So, you think the US should be surprise attacking one of the other nuclear capable countries on the planet without Congressional approval?
Really Vicky? Do you ever do your, you know, job?
His words were spoken in the presence of numerous administration officials. None of them called for his resignation. Trump didn’t even call for his resignation. Clearly, averting a war is something you think is a bad thing.
Oh Vicki you’re such a disingenuous shrew.
Why are you such a big fan of nuclear war? And how on earth can you still call yourself “pro-life”?
Get a grip and quit playing stupid political games about issues so serious.
You embarrassed yourself today
This is outrageously out of context and you know it. You should resign
Your statement is totally out of context. Thanks for including the clip though. We can see for ourselves that you’re lying.
Why tell your constituents a lie? He said specifically that he would not tell any enemy operational details or inform them in advance of an action. Do MO a favor and resign yourself. Ike Skelton must be rolling in his grave having been followed by such incompetence.
You’re a republican crisis actor, a problem looking for a solution, a bandwagoneer. Just another GQP looking for moment to get your talking point out. If he had said, “Coyote caught the Roadrunner.” You would have still said to resign. You were nervous saying it [….]
So, you’re clueless. Another pathetic “leader” doing all she can to misinform her constituents. Trash.
You are an ignorant partisan hack who should resign. Going after those who take their oaths of office seriously, tell the truth, & believe in the Constitution is not acceptable to you. You & many of your colleagues couldn’t pass a high school civics exam.
Hey look! Another prime example of my home state electing a completely ignorant person, with no credible knowledge or experience on anything political, to a major office. What a fucking moron
God you’re a fuckin moron
Are you insane? Do you really not understand how national security works? The American people need to be demanding your resignation on the basis of gross incompetency.
Your mock indignation seems pretty resignation worthy itself, actually. You’re just as pathetic as the rest of the republicans. Do your job, or shut up. Careful you don’t hurt yourself clutching your pearls… I’m sure Ms. Collins can give you some lessons…
Actually, you being a moron is worthy of your resignation.
No it is not you fool…you are just another intellectually challenged @GOP obstructionist
Do us all a favor and you should resign.
You should be embarrassed, you have no grasp on what he actually said otherwise you would not be tweeting this out for the entire world to see what an imbecile you truly are. You should resign.
You’re a dangerous partisan hack
You’re an embarrassment.#idiot
That’s not what General Milley said at all. It’s very disturbing that after 2 days of testimony you either are too braindamage to get this or are trying to lie and gaslight us. You’re a sick sad pathetic embarrassment to Congress and our country and a grandstanding loser.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Your state has 25% more residents than mine, but FIVE TIMES the covid deaths and THREE times as many cases. Can’t imagine why, what with you focusing on super important stuff going on in Texas.
Yes, it’s going so well here in #Missouri that our electeds can take time out to criticize how other vaccinated people act. #SlickVick revels in misinformation. #GOPDeathCult
Why are you talking about Texas when Missourians are dying of covid-19? If you believe masks reduce the spread so much, why aren’t you advocating for them here? Do something to help Missouri fight covid-19!
Are you vaccinated? Because they all are. Are you now advocating masks? Because that would be a great PSA for Cass County right about now because there are a lot of people infected with #DeltaVariant right here in Cass Cty & Missouri. I would guess most are your constituents [….]
The utter lack of self-reflection evidenced by MO R’s-really, almost all R’s-never ceases to amaze.
I cannot fathom the mental gymnastics it must take to send a tweet like this. Think what could be accomplished if you encouraged Missouri to get vaccinated instead. [….]
You aren’t even from Texas, I’m sure missouri has covid cases you should actually be worried about…[….]
We’re I on a charter flying with folks who are also vaccinated, I’d do the same. As would you.
Still and all, this shiny new advocacy of masks is a turn for you. Congratulations?
Missouri has a lower percentage of residents vaccinated than Texas does.
Maybe you should turn your focus towards the health of your own constituents?
So now you’re advocating FOR masks? It’s difficult to keep up.
they were vaxxed and aboard a chartered plane. Only commercial has to mask up.
And yet @GovParsonMO travels the state, WITHOUT A MASK, to celebrate Missouri while Delta roars.
Damn people are getting sick and dying in Missouri and this woman thinks this is cute
When you’re more concerned about your GOP team and winning the news cycle than about your constituents…
Those on the plane are fully vaccinated, and behaving within CDC guidelines.
Your dishonest post will encourage unvaccinated not to wear masks, which will spread COVID-19.
Missouri is getting mauled by COVID because of inaction at the state level, but sure, post silly little nonsense to deflect from the fact that Vicky does nothing for her district.
So you’re saying masks work?
So you’re saying masks work?
That’s right. Now please share your outrage about Fox News’s ant-vaccine commentaries.
Unlike you, they are doing their jobs & representing the choices their constituents want. No masks are required in private, private jet there; no masks required for the vaccinated, all vaccinated there. Unlike what you and ol’ Mike Parsons are doing for MO. Spreading it around.
Your district is burning with COVID-Delta. Get your head out of Texas. #Missouri needs a leader to stop the spread before another year of hospitals over capacity, sickness, death & zoom school.
Representative, hospitals in your district are filling up with Covid patients from all over the state in part due to dozens of rural Missouri hospitals closing in the last 20 years. And this is your chosen outrage of the day? Good grief.
What’s disgraceful is the surge of COVID-19 cases right here in our own state, the battle our hospitals and healthcare centers are facing every single day, all because you and your cronies refuse to advocate for vaccinations, masking, and public safety. YOU are disgraceful.
Where are your tweets encouraging your constituents to get vaccinated?
How are the Missouri vaccinations going? Are you helping save more of your constituents by giving them good/true vaccine information?
They were on a private plane and vaccinated. I am not sure you understand things.
The Delta variant is ravaging your state and you aren’t doing a damn thing to get people vaccinated.
Why are you minding Texas’ business? Your own state is a disaster rn ffs.
So now you care about masks and vaccination or are you just a ‘crisis actor’. Make up your mind what you are actually for then let us know.
Hey, newsflash, you’re from Missouri. Quit worrying about Texans and worry about how YOUR state of Missouri is on fire with the Delta variant. Why don’t you advocate for masks and vaccines here? This tweet is disgraceful.
While people in your district are dying because they believe BS about the vaccine and Covid. Meanwhile these people where vaccinated and have mild symptoms. See the difference, honey?
We all remember back before vaccines when the Rs in Jeff City refused masks and caused a wide-spread breakout back during our fall/winter wave. Just because you treat your constituents like they are all big dumb dummies, doesn’t mean they are. #facts #COVIDIOT
Hey Vicky, how are things going in Missouri? It looks like you’ve got a shit show going on in your state. One of the lowest vaccinated states in the country. Shouldn’t you help those people. What are you doing to help them? Your @GOP party is killing people. Sit down.
You want disgraceful?
Look in the mirror.
Advocate in favor of vaccination.
Did you wear a mask? Did you support mask wearing? Did you support the insurrection? Did you vote against impeachment of a president who supported and instigated a government coup? Have you been vaccinated? We have a lot of questions, miss Vicky. #HoldATownHalk
Holy hypocrite! Maybe try focusing on Missouri? Just a thought.
You’re a hypocrite. The virus is killing the unvaccinated and you do nothing in your own state
Why don’t you worry about the Delta variant spreading in your own state and stop with the faux pearl clutching about Texas Democrats. Sit down and shut up!
Missouri is in the toilet because of idiots like you. Resign. Go away.
Juuuuuust going to guess you are misrepresenting the situation like all good seditionists do.
We remember 1/6 Rep. Hartzler. You incited an attempted violent overthrow of an election.
I would take this more seriously if it weren’t from an anti-American seditionist.
And what would you call your vote to overturn a free and fair election???
I’ll give you a hint:
Where were you on January 6th? #NeverForget
There was that pizza party in the SCIF, too.
Coming from a insurrectionist that’s just humorous
Pot, meet Kettle.
You are conveniently forgetting your part in the attempted violent overthrowing of the US Government.
The Republican Party
Seditionist says what? Point out where exactly that Maxine called for any violence. She simply called for the people of Minnesota to continue to hold police forces accountable for white cops killing unarmed black people. You are a disgrace to our state.