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May 21, 2019

A point on the 16 year old who died in Border Patrol custody

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 10:02

I found out this morning that the boy had been sick for at least a week and died in a border patrol station for the following reasons.  This is a crisis of tRump’s own making and he can fix it with out extra money by following the laws and returning to policies he changed.   The boy was at a border station because the BP were not following the law to take him to an approved facility with in 72 hours of detention.  They were instead shuffling him from station to station.   Illegally.  The boy died in the commission of a crime against him!   In most states that makes the punishment for the crime much more severe.   I wonder how many others they are shuffling around instead of placing them in facilities?  They are making the conditions much worse than they need to be.   Now the boy was sick for at least a week.  He was seen by a medical practitioner, not a doctor.   He was diagnosed with the flu and shuffled around again instead of being taken to the hospital.   Any competent person can tell you the flu can be deadly if not treated correctly and promptly.  In the ICU I worked we dealt with many flu cases and yes some died.  Instead they left the boy in unacceptable conditions sleeping on the floor, and one report said the ground.  They did not care.  They simply do not see these children and adults as humans, as people.  They have made them so much the other that their conditions do not matter.   We seriously need to do something here people.  History has shown us where this goes from here if continued!   History doesn’t look on those who do these actions well.   Hugs  

They only care about controlling women’s bodies

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 06:15

A Methodist Pastor Is Brilliantly Calling Out the “Pro-Life” Crowd’s Hypocrisy

A Methodist Pastor Is Brilliantly Calling Out the “Pro-Life” Crowd’s Hypocrisy


“The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage tha..See More

You can see why that statement was so powerful. It’s a perfect encapsulation of the Christian Right’s hypocrisy about abortion: They get to hoist up the “pro-life” banner while avoiding all the political work that goes into making actual people’s lives better. They get to pretend to have the moral high ground while directly causing others to suffer. And here was a Christian pastor saying what secular liberals and other progressive religious groups have been saying for years.

Dave Barnhart

last Wednesday

If Alabama politicians and preachers really cared about preventing abortion, we’d have comprehensive, medically accurate sex education in schools. This new bill criminalizing abortion is entirely about controlling sexual behavior and taking away bodily autonomy.

A few years ago, some conservative clergy proposed a resolution in our local denominational body about defunding Planned Parenthood. The resolution was tabled until we could talk through it. I offered to meet with itSee More 

As he says, the authors weren’t interested in his thoughts. They certainly didn’t care about reducing the number of abortions.

The fact is, if comprehensive sex education and free/easy access to birth control made elective abortions almost entirely disappear, pro-life zealots would still whine about the existence of Planned Parenthood.

They aren’t interested in lowering abortion rates. They only care about controlling women’s bodies. They’ll punish them for having sex (in the case of Alabama, even when the women didn’t want it) or they’ll punish them for not wanting to raise a child in certain conditions.

The entire “pro-life” movement hinges on getting a whole bunch of people obsessed with something that doesn’t exist to the point where reasoning with them is all but impossible. It’s the same thing religious leaders do with God.

May 18, 2019

I caught the stomach bug going around.

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 13:04

On Wednesday I did not feel well but put it down to being up past 1 the night before.   On Thursday I went and got my three allergy shots.   I did not feel really energetic but not bad.  Friday Morning I got up sick.  My stomach rolled, I was suffering waves of nausea, diarrhea, I felt horrible with waves of feeling really hot and sweating.  If I did not know better I swear I had been on four day pass binge from my misspent youthful days in the military.   Add to that my back is killing me, the shots have not worked yet.  I must have tensed and twisted badly during the shots or something.  The first night, Tuesday, I was OK and stayed up past 1 AM so maybe I over stressed it sitting?   Anyway I spent yesterday afternoon on the couch and when Ron got up for work at 5 PM, I went right to bed.  This morning I got up at 4 and still felt horrible.  I went back to bed at 7.  Then got up for a few minutes and went back to bed for a couple more hours.   I am seriously thinking of going back to bed again.  Ron has gotten up several times to check on me.   I can not keep anything down.  He says it is a serious problem right now with the hospital full of cases and even the staff have it.  He says most of the ER PT’s are there because of it.   So posting may be light and from my Ipad or phone.   Sorry.  Ron was going to take me out to eat tonight, but that is on hold.  The good news is he says this should not last more than four or five days.   I should start to feel well about the day he has to go back to work.    I get ever dang bug there is.    Hugs

May 17, 2019

More rights than women

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Twitter — Scottie @ 10:16

This has always been about forcing a conservative Christian agenda upon every woman in the state.

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:36

All 25 White Male GOP Senators Who Voted for the AL Abortion Ban Are Christian

All 25 White Male GOP Senators Who Voted for the AL Abortion Ban Are Christian

In short: 25 white Christian Republican men voted to control the bodies of women across the state. Mostly poor women. Many of whom are black women. Their white Christian Republican governor (a woman) signed the bill into law, invoking God in the process.

This isn’t about health care. This was never about health care.

This has always been about forcing a conservative Christian agenda upon every woman in the state.

May 16, 2019

Religious doesn’t mean good, Christian doesn’t mean moral

Pastor Who Raped Adopted 14-y.o. Daughter Gets Lenient Sentence Due to His Faith

Pastor Who Raped Adopted 14-y.o. Daughter Gets Lenient Sentence Due to His Faith

Here’s all you need to know about Pastor David Richards: He repeatedly raped his adopted daughter, starting when she was just 14 years old.

She finally told authorities when she was 16. He denied doing anything wrong, though his semen was found on her bed frame. A jury found him guilty on nine felony counts (including rape, incest, and sexual battery) earlier this year.

Richards faced the possibility of 72 years in prison.

You already know where this story is going, don’t you…?


Ultimately, the judge backed away from the 72 year maximum sentence he could’ve given… and settled on a mere 12.


It’s just another example of Christianity literally being treated as a Get Out of Jail Free card even though we’re talking about a convicted child rapist. An atheist who raped his daughter would go to jail for life, I guess, but a Christian man who sexually abuses his daughter over and over deserves some leniency because he’s really a good guy.

Amber Richards is the daughter in question, and she said in her impact statement that “Not a day goes by that I don’t, in some way, think of what he did to me. I firmly believe if given the opportunity, he would victimize another young girl.”

The judge heard that and ignored it. Then he gave David Richards the opportunity to traumatize more children in the future in part because of his dedication to Jesus.

MI Lawmaker: Abortions “Should Be Painful”; Women Must “Allow God to Take Over

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:20

Do I need to say it?  Do we really have any doubt about what their real goal is?  A christian theocracy with their view of Christianity being the law.  White males in charge, all others are minorities with little to no rights.  Women will be property of men, simply forced sex providers and forced incubators for the male’s offspring.  Anyone who won’t follow their view of god will be put to death.  We have a dangerous situation here.  It is happening all over the world where civil governments are being taken over by religions.   I do not feel good about the situation we have today as I have watched the separation of church and state being eroded and the Christian religion getting more and a more privileged position in the laws, forced into schools, and science having to give ground to fables / fairy tales.  Hugs

MI Lawmaker: Abortions “Should Be Painful”; Women Must “Allow God to Take Over”

None of that matters to Republican State Sen. Kim LaSata.

On Tuesday, she celebrated the idea that women would suffer if this bill went into effect. Start watching around the 1:59:50 mark in the video below.

Of course it should be hard!” the senator from St. Joseph exclaimed. “And the procedure should be painful! And you should allow God to take over!! And you should deliver that baby!”…

LaSata told colleagues she had delivered a stillborn baby after her own D&E procedure went awry. LaSata cited her traumatic experience as evidence “of God looking out for me,” and suggested that all women carrying medically unviable fetuses would be better off delivering their babies.

“You should allow God to take over and deliver that baby,” she said, “and it shouldn’t be made easier for you.”

Silly me. I thought Republicans just wanted to inflict suffering upon refugees. Nope. They’re perfectly fine hurting any woman who is already suffering. Because that’s what God wants.

To be clear, the women who would undergo such a procedure at that stage are likely the ones who received horrible news about a wanted pregnancy.

This isn’t even about a potential life, then. The fetus is never going to live. This is strictly about making women suffer.

Alabama’s Near-Complete Abortion Ban is All About Pushing a Christian Theocracy

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:54

Secular country anyone?   Christian theocracy with religious laws.  Christian sharia?   Hugs

Alabama’s Near-Complete Abortion Ban is All About Pushing a Christian Theocracy

Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.

“Every sperm is sacred” really is now the law in Alabama.

It’s telling that Ivey’s God cares more about an unborn fetus than a 12-year-old rape victim or a mother whose child would forever suffer due to genetics or an inability to provide it proper care.

But Ivey is certainly not alone in invoking her faith in defense of this indefensible bill.

Here’s State Sen. Clyde Chambliss:

“Roe v. Wade has ended the lives of millions of children. While we cannot undo the damage that decades of legal precedence under Roe has caused, this bill has the opportunity to save the lives of millions of unborn children,” Chambliss said. “Life and liberty are not man given; they are given by our Creator. Today, Alabama made clear that we will protect our rights and the rights of our unborn children.

He’s wrong, of course. Abortions, by definition, don’t end the lives of children. And you can’t have God-given liberty when a women is forced to endure pain and suffering because a majority of Republicans, almost all men, decided they should have to.

Christian Sharia Laws

Filed under: Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:29

Not Me!

Filed under: Children, Dealing With Abuse, Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:21


Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:08


May 15, 2019

Religious freedom

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:48

May 13, 2019

another reason not to return to the past

Filed under: Education, Health, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 06:26

May 12, 2019

Life intimating art

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Health, History, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 19:33

Worst kind from Randy

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:43


The worst form of health care is letting your employer [that your probably hate] provide you plans offered by for-profit insurance.

No other country has deductibles. No other country has preexisting conditions.

America pays the most and gets the least value.

May 8, 2019

Texas GOP State Rep: Vaccines Are Communist Sorcery

Are these people home schooled?   Is this the educated people religion values?   Religion treating kids like property and denying them proven medical treatment in favor of “god’s will”.   Our society is screwed!!!!  Hugs

Texas GOP State Rep: Vaccines Are Communist Sorcery

NBC News reports:

A Republican state legislator from Texas went on an extended Twitter rant on Tuesday, dismissing concerns over an ongoing measles outbreak in his state and calling vaccines “sorcery,” “dangerous,” and “self-enriching ‘science.’”

May 7, 2019

US people need to go to Canad to afford life saving medications.

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 19:16

I blame you !!!

Filed under: Children, Drugs, Health, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 11:35

From 2015.

Note: all were clear.

Gone with no attempt to replace with something

Filed under: Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:47

May 6, 2019

Late start

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 18:59

I apologize to everyone that have left comments and who wanted to have a conversation.  I had a bad night and have not been well all day.  I will try soon to get to comments.  If I can not do so I will get to them when I can.  Sorry everyone.  Hugs

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