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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:42 pm

No better than China,Russia,North Korea, Myanmar, Syria ?
What a crock !

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by jserraglio » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:42 pm
No better than China, Russia, North Korea, Myanmar, Syria ?
What a crock !
A bit of cockney & bull, to be sure; but worse than Australia? Oh, don’t mention that dreadful vulgar place. —Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by barney » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:25 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:42 pm
No better than China, Russia, North Korea, Myanmar, Syria ?
What a crock !
A bit of cockney & bull, to be sure; but worse than Australia? Oh, don’t mention that dreadful vulgar place. —Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
That was in the 19th century. We're much worse now! :lol:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:26 am

GOP's continuing assault on LBGTQ's, being a little more subtle than was the 3rd Reich:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-bec ... 45950.html

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:23 am

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:26 am
GOP's continuing assault on LBGTQ's, being a little more subtle than was the 3rd Reich:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-bec ... 45950.html
Interestingly, I could not find any defined penalties for doctors and/or providers that might ignore this rather short (10 page) bill. Besides granting recipients of such treatments the right to bring an action against their providers, all I could find as remedies was in this text at the very end:

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an action under this
7 subchapter may be commenced, and relief may be granted, in a judicial
8 proceeding without regard to whether the person commencing the action has
9 sought or exhausted available administrative remedies.
10 (e) In any action or proceeding to enforce a provision of this
11 subchapter, a prevailing party who establishes a violation of this subchapter
12 shall recover reasonable attorneys’ fees.
13 (f)(1) The Attorney General may bring an action to enforce compliance14 with this subchapter.

IOW, there are no jail terms or fines, let alone suspension or revoking of any medical licenses specified for violators of the provisions in this new law. That vagueness is, to me, bizarre. :?: :roll:

I hope that, as with the various voter-repression laws now being rolled out, someone, like the AMA, brings a lawsuit to stop the implementation of this nonsense. The bill totally contradicts established medical findings and procedures for this vulnerable population.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:17 pm

maestrob wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:23 am
Interestingly, I could not find any defined penalties for doctors and/or providers that might ignore this rather short (10 page) bill...
It appears the Arkansas legislature , like most persons up to no good, tries to obscure the Act's effect a bit. As I read the Act :

Violation of the Act is per se "unprofessional conduct " subject to "discipline" by the State licensing authority.Therefore, a doctor is at risk, no doubt considerable risk, his license will be revoked. 20-9-1504 (a), 27-31.

Not only will the doctor have his own considerable legal expense in defending against any action brought against him by the State or a private party, but the doctor will also have to reimburse the complaining party for their legal expenses, the latter usually not the case in most civil actions. A person, a minor at the time of a procedure, who has a change of mind later, can bring action against a doctor for up to 20 years after obtaining their majority, a much longer period than usual. 20-9-1504(c)(2) and (e), 10-12.

Finally,the Act appears to authorize the State to also bring an action not only under the Act, but also "under any law other than" the Act , which might include Arkansas criminal law, eg.criminal assault or fraud.20-9-1504(f)(2) , 15-18.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:45 am

OUCH! :shock:

Got it, thanks. You are indeed the "legal eagle" here, and I appreciate the clarification.

Somebody's going to sue to block this cr@p! :evil:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:21 pm

What, Me Worry ?!

Experts are concerned about a 10% increase ; Iowa GOP Governor Reynolds not concerned about an 18 % increase.

Any “path” that is "leading" to ANY more Iowa deaths should be a “concerning path” , but obviously not to failure, dangerous, alt.right hack Reynolds.


Per Des Moines Register newsletter today :

"On Tuesday, IDPH data showed Iowa's seven-day rate of positive coronavirus tests was up 500 people compared to a week ago, an 18% increase after a steady decline in cases since the winter.

"While we have monitored a slight uptick in positivity rate, we've not seen evidence to suggest it's leading down a concerning path," Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her weekly news conference on Wednesday.

Nationally, experts have expressed concern about the number of new cases creeping up across the nation. Average daily cases are up 10% compared to a week earlier."

Florida's cretin DeSantis announces today vaccine "passports" will be illegal in Florida.Just another reason never to set foot in Florida , apart from Florida being ridiculously over-priced in Winter, insufferably hot and humid in Summer, a top hurricane target in Fall, and always over-crowded.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:54 am

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:21 pm
What, Me Worry ?!

Experts are concerned about a 10% increase ; Iowa GOP Governor Reynolds not concerned about an 18 % increase.

Any “path” that is "leading" to ANY more Iowa deaths should be a “concerning path” , but obviously not to failure, dangerous, alt.right hack Reynolds.


Per Des Moines Register newsletter today :

"On Tuesday, IDPH data showed Iowa's seven-day rate of positive coronavirus tests was up 500 people compared to a week ago, an 18% increase after a steady decline in cases since the winter.

"While we have monitored a slight uptick in positivity rate, we've not seen evidence to suggest it's leading down a concerning path," Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her weekly news conference on Wednesday.

Nationally, experts have expressed concern about the number of new cases creeping up across the nation. Average daily cases are up 10% compared to a week earlier."

Florida's cretin DeSantis announces today vaccine "passports" will be illegal in Florida. Just another reason never to set foot in Florida , apart from Florida being ridiculously over-priced in Winter, insufferably hot and humid in Summer, a top hurricane target in Fall, and always over-crowded.
Not to mention that there's really nothing much to do there except grow old and die. :wink: :mrgreen:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am

Who attacked the Capitol Jan. 6 ?

By Alan Feuer NYT
April 6, 2021
Updated 11:35 a.m. ET

When the political scientist Robert Pape began studying the issues that motivated the 380 or so people arrested in connection with the attack against the Capitol on Jan. 6, he expected to find that the rioters were driven to violence by the lingering effects of the 2008 Great Recession.

But instead he found something very different: Most of the people who took part in the assault came from places, his polling and demographic data showed, that were awash in fears that the rights of minorities and immigrants were crowding out the rights of white people in American politics and culture.

If Mr. Pape’s initial conclusions — published on Tuesday in The Washington Post — hold true, they would suggest that the Capitol attack has historical echoes reaching back to before the Civil War, he said in an interview over the weekend. In the shorter term, he added, the study would appear to connect Jan. 6 not only to the once-fringe right-wing theory called the Great Replacement, which holds that minorities and immigrants are seeking to take over the country, but also to events like the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 where crowds of white men marched with torches chanting, “Jews will not replace us!”

“If you look back in history, there has always been a series of far-right extremist movements responding to new waves of immigration to the United States or to movements for civil rights by minority groups,” Mr. Pape said. “You see a common pattern in the Capitol insurrectionists. They are mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class whites who are worried that, as social changes occur around them, they will see a decline in their status in the future.”
One fact stood out in Mr. Pape’s study, conducted with the help of researchers at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, a think tank he runs at the University of Chicago. Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population are the most likely to produce insurrectionists. This finding held true, Mr. Pape determined, even when controlling for population size, distance to Washington, unemployment rate and urban or rural location.

Law enforcement officials have said 800 to 1,000 people entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, and prosecutors have spent the past three months tracking down many of them in what they have described as one of the largest criminal investigations in U.S. history. In recent court filings, the government has hinted that more than 400 people may ultimately face charges, including illegal entry, assault of police officers and the obstruction of the official business of Congress.

In his study, Mr. Pape determined that only about 10 percent of those charged were members of established far-right organizations like the Oath Keepers militia or the nationalist extremist group the Proud Boys. But unlike other analysts who have made similar findings, Mr. Pape has argued that the remaining 90 percent of the “ordinary” rioters are part of a still congealing mass movement on the right that has shown itself willing to put “violence at its core.”

Other mass movements have emerged, he said, in response to large-scale cultural change. In the 1840s and ’50s, for example, the Know Nothing Party, a group of nativist Protestants, was formed in response to huge waves of largely Irish Catholic immigration to the country. After World War I, he added, the Ku Klux Klan experienced a revival prompted in part by the arrival of Italians and the first stirrings of the so-called Great Migration of Black Americans from the rural South to the industrialized North.

In an effort to determine why the mob that formed on Jan. 6 turned violent, Mr. Pape compared events that day with two previous pro-Trump rallies in Washington, on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. While police records show some indications of street fighting after the first two gatherings, Mr. Pape said, the number of arrests were fewer and the charges less serious than on Jan. 6. The records also show that those arrested in November and December largely lived within an hour of Washington while most of those arrested in January came from considerably farther away.
The difference at the rallies was former President Donald J. Trump, Mr. Pape said. Mr. Trump promoted the Jan. 6 rally in advance, saying it would be “wild” and driving up attendance, Mr. Pape said. He then encouraged the mob to march on the Capitol in an effort to “show strength.”

Mr. Pape said he worried that a similar mob could be summoned again by a leader like Mr. Trump. After all, he suggested, as the country continues moving toward becoming a majority-minority nation and right-wing media outlets continue to stoke fear about the Great Replacement, the racial and cultural anxieties that lay beneath the riot at the Capitol are not going away.

“If all of this is really rooted in the politics of social change, then we have to realize that it’s not going to be solved — or solved alone — by law enforcement agencies,” Mr. Pape said. “This is political violence, not just ordinary criminal violence, and it is going to require both additional information and a strategic approach.”

Mr. Pape, whose career had mostly been focused on international terrorism, used that approach after the Sept. 11 attacks when he created a database of suicide bombers from around the world. His research led to a remarkable discovery: Most of the bombers were secular, not religious, and had killed themselves not out of zealotry, but rather in response to military occupations.

American officials eventually used the findings to persuade some Sunnis in Iraq to break with their religious allies and join the United States in a nationalist movement known as the Anbar Awakening.

Recalling his early work with suicide bombers, Mr. Pape suggested that the country’s understanding of what happened on Jan. 6 was only starting to take shape, much like its understanding of international terrorism slowly grew after Sept. 11.

“We really still are at the beginning stages,” he said.

Alan Feuer covers courts and criminal justice for the Metro desk. He has written about mobsters, jails, police misconduct, wrongful convictions, government corruption and El Chapo, the jailed chief of the Sinaloa drug cartel. He joined The Times in 1999. @alanfeuer

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/p ... e=Homepage

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by jserraglio » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:42 am

“You see a common pattern in the Capitol insurrectionists. They are mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class whites . . .”
Absolutely. You could tell that just from looking at their dress and pricey equipment. It’s a myth fondly adhered to by Trumpologues that the Maganderthals come from the working class. Not so, Deplorables on average make over $70k/yr.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:44 am

Beat me to it, Rach3! I was just about to post this! :oops:

This is just the beginning of the unraveling of the mythology about January 6, 2021 that is being promulgated by the rabid Right.

More to follow.....

Never forget. :evil:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:47 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:42 am
“You see a common pattern in the Capitol insurrectionists. They are mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class whites . . .”
Absolutely. You could tell that just from looking at their dress and pricey equipment. It’s a myth fondly adhered to by Trumpologues that the Maganderthals come from the working class. Not so, Deplorables on average make over $70k/yr.
And thus ideal targets for Trump’s automatic fund raising crimes just uncovered.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by barney » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm

Thatfund-raising is unbelievable. It's clearly fraud. Are there going to be repercussions, or will Trump just ride it out like everything else, backed by his cult fantasists?

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:05 am

barney wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Thatfund-raising is unbelievable. It's clearly fraud. Are there going to be repercussions, or will Trump just ride it out like everything else, backed by his cult fantasists?
I'd be willing to bet that the Justice Dept. is looking into that issue right now, especially after the media reporting that's happening here. I'm also quite sure that those who were ripped off are having strong doubts about contributing again to a Trump 2024 campaign. Stay tuned.....

Never forget. :evil:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am

April 7, 2021 NYT :
"The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box to enroll donors into repeating monthly donations — and using ominous language to warn them of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”

And call the Proud Boys on you ?

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by jserraglio » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:58 am

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am
The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box . . . and using ominous language to warn [donors] of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”
Come on now, their threat was clearly uttered with tongue-un-check.

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:44 am

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am
April 7, 2021 NYT :
"The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box to enroll donors into repeating monthly donations — and using ominous language to warn them of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”

And call the Proud Boys on you ?
Republicans are still trying to bully their way into power. I have a feeling that this tactic really won't work this time around.

Troglodytes have a true learning disability, don't they? :mrgreen:

Never forget. :evil:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:47 pm

Suicidal. Gives a new definition to the phrase "flash mob."

Do you think any of them were also carrying AK-47's? :mrgreen:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:11 pm

“A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: You cannot have either until you have both.

“A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.
--Ramsey Clark

No matter what Republicans do, these two truths remain.

Never forget. :evil:

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:38 pm

maestrob wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:47 pm
Do you think any of them were also carrying AK-47's? :mrgreen:
The criminal GOP and Trump morons will kill us through lies and stupidity as well.From WAPO today:

" ... some U.S. politicians have begun to boast that their communities are nearing herd immunity. This weekend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) told the hosts of “Fox News Sunday" that it is a "whole lot more difficult" for the virus to spread to people in that state. Vaccination data show otherwise. Scientists do not have a firm threshold for when herd immunity will be reached – but infectious-disease specialists were confident that Texas, where 19 percent of people are fully vaccinated, isn't there yet.


Achieving herd immunity will require widespread vaccination. But as many as 1 in 4 Americans say they will not get the vaccine, a recent poll found. Of those people who don't plan on getting shots, half trust the advice of President Donald Trump either somewhat or a lot. Trust in President Biden or Anthony S. Fauci, the country's top infectious-disease doctor, was in the teen percentages."

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 am

GOP Trump suck-up Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds surprisingly proposed an anti-racial profiling ban this year that would have required law enforcement agencies to report race and ethnicity data on the people they stop, but it died in the GOP controlled Legislature. AxiosDesMoines 4/14

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by maestrob » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:59 am

Republicans in two rural Georgia counties censure Gov. Brian Kemp and others

The actions were driven by anger over the governor’s refusal to overturn the state’s 2020 results in favor of Trump.


By Lisa Lerer
Published April 13, 2021
Updated April 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET

Republican Party officials in two deeply conservative counties voted to censure Gov. Brian Kemp and two other top party leaders in recent days, a sign that the Georgia governor continues to face grass-roots opposition from loyalists to former President Donald J. Trump, and the possibility of a primary challenge next year.

In Whitfield county, in the northwest corner of the state, Republican officials unanimously voted to condemn Mr. Kemp, saying he “did nothing” to help Mr. Trump after the November election.

“Because of Kemp’s betrayal of President Trump and his high unpopularity with the Trump GOP base, Kemp could end up costing the GOP the governor’s mansion because many Trump supporters have pledged not to vote for Kemp under any circumstances,” reads the resolution, which was adopted by acclimation.

A similar resolution was adopted in Murray County, also in northern Georgia, by a nearly unanimous vote. It was opposed by only three of the dozens of members in attendance. Both counties also voted to censure Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

The resolutions hold no binding power over elected officials. Rather, party officials say their resolutions were intended to send a message to Mr. Kemp and other Republican lawmakers that their jobs may be in jeopardy.

“I’d vote for Mickey Mouse before I would Kemp,” said Tony Abernathy, chairman of the Murray County Republican Party. “I know what I’ve got with Mickey Mouse. A RINO is useless.” RINO is the dismissive acronym for Republican in Name Only.

After infuriating Mr. Trump by resisting his demands to overturn the state’s election results, Mr. Kemp has faced months of attacks, protests and opposition from his party’s base. Conservatives like Mr. Abernathy were particularly frustrated by Mr. Kemp’s refusal to call an election-focused special session of the state House to further probe the results. Mr. Trump has encouraged Republicans to retaliate by sending a hard-right loyalist to oppose Mr. Kemp in the primary next year.

Mr. Kemp and his aides saw a path to redemption within the party in the controversial election bill that the legislature passed last month, which the governor has forcefully defended in dozens of public appearances even as the new law adds new limits to the right to vote in Georgia.

Other resolutions adopted by the counties supported a bill passed in the Republican-controlled Statehouse stripping Delta of a $35 million jet fuel tax break and urged Georgians to boycott Major League Baseball and “woke companies” that criticized the election law.

“The Republican grass roots are angry,” said Debbie Dooley, a conservative activist, who helped distribute drafts of the resolutions and encouraged Trump supporters to attend the local meetings. “These resolutions will let Gov. Kemp, Lt. Gov. Duncan and Secretary of State Raffensperger know we’re going to work against them in the Republican primary next year.”

Lisa Lerer is a national political correspondent, covering campaigns, elections and political power.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/us/p ... l-surfaces

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Re: TrumpReich in action

Post by Rach3 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:43 pm

Where is General Sherman when we need him ?!

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