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drvoke

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  1. I watched him on TV the other day. He held it together better than I thought he would. If he makes it a full term I will be very surprised. No way he is going to run again. If the Dems run Kamala, cons will be back in office, so quit your bitchin'.
  2. Prepare yourself for a revelation: People are irresponsible.
  3. Did your taxes go to fund the Iraq War? Afghanistan? Do the families of conscientious objectors have to pay federal taxes? Yes. And you'll pay for this.
  4. I am firmly in the Dem camp on this issue. EVERY U.S. citizen needs contribute to the welfare of women in need. The Democrats’ Appalling Vote to Kill the Hyde Amendment (msn.com) (Full article at above link) House Democrats voted this week to kill longstanding measures that prevent federal funding of elective abortions, and they did so with complete unanimity. From 1976 to 2020, regardless of partisan control of Congress, every appropriations bill funding Medicaid included the Hyde amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortions for enrollees except in rare circumstances. From 1973 to 2020, the Helms amendment — a similar prohibition on direct taxpayer funding of abortions in international-aid programs — was attached to every appropriations bill funding the State Department. But this week, not a single House Democrat voted against either appropriations bill on the grounds that the legislation would force American taxpayers to fund abortions at home and abroad. A report published in 2020 estimated that the Hyde amendment had spared the lives of more than 2,400,000 human beings since 1976. The Senate Republicans certainly will block the passage of any appropriations bill lacking the Hyde amendment, but the troubling news is that the action in the House this week proves that Democrats are deadly serious about enacting a policy of unlimited taxpayer funding of abortion, and they are dangerously close to having the votes to make that policy the law of the land. Democrats could enact their plans to fund abortion on demand if they hold the House and pick up two or three seats in the Senate in 2022. The Democrats could have the votes to kill the filibuster, and the Senate minority would lose power to block any legislation.
  5. He failed to convince idiots to get vaccinated. That is his only fault.
  6. There goes his presidential bid. Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases (msn.com) (Full article at above link) Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine requirements, and along with the state Legislature, has limited local officials’ ability to impose restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. DeSantis on Friday barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month. The latest numbers were recorded on Friday and released on Saturday on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website. The figures show how quickly the number of cases is rising in the Sunshine State: only a day earlier, Florida reported 17,093 new daily cases. The previous peak in Florida had been 19,334 cases reported on Jan. 7, before the availability of vaccinations became widespread.
  7. They don't look like haters. They certainly fooled me. Family farm banned from city farmers market over refusal to host gay weddings awaits ruling in legal battle (msn.com) (Full article at above link) A federal court in Michigan is set to rule in the case of a farm that was banned from a city-run market in East Lansing over its owners' refusal to allow same-sex couples to hold weddings on their property. It is another example of the difficulty federal courts are having balancing the First Amendment rights of religious people and the rights of gay people not to be discriminated against. Country Mill Farms is run by Stephen Tennes and his wife Bridget, and they sold their produce at a market run by the city of East Lansing, Michigan for years. The family also hosted weddings on their property, but due to religious beliefs, they do not host same-sex weddings. This prompted East Lansing to ban Country Mill from its market under a newly-created policy saying all vendors must adhere to the city's non-discrimination policy in their general operations. "If a city can target and punish a farmer for his religious beliefs on marriage, and get away with that kind of authority over somebody's religious beliefs… they really have the power to try to impact everybody's religious beliefs," Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Counsel Kate Anderson told Fox News. ADF is representing Country Mill in this case. "That's something that violates our Constitution and should never happen," Anderson added, calling the city's conduct "egregious." "The Country Mill engages in expressing its purpose and beliefs through the operation of its business and it intentionally communicates messages that promote its owners’ beliefs and declines to communicate messages that violate those beliefs," the farm said in the December 2016 Facebook Post. "For this reason, Country Mill reserves the right to deny a request for services that would require it to communicate, engage in, or host expression that violates the owners’ sincerely held religious beliefs and conscience." ^^^ Homo?
  8. Liberal Feels Sad For Man Dying Of COVID, Then Happy After Hearing He Wasn’t Vaccinated, Then Sad Again Because He Was An Illegal Immigrant.
  9. Suit up, bitch, or we'll treat you like you're wearing a MAGA hat.
  10. Of course, that and leprosy, scrofula, gonorrhea, and a host of other contagious diseases, the mangy bastards.
  11. So the old 'immigrants bring filth and disease ' routine? You too. (Clever response, though)
  12. Too crazy even for Fox News. MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News (msn.com) (Full article at above link) MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has stopped placing ads on Fox News after a reported disagreement over a commercial promoting an event linked to his repeated claims of voter fraud. Lindell, one of the network's largest advertisers, wanted to place an ad promoting a cyber symposium that he is scheduled to live stream next month,. Lindell said he would not have specifically mentioned claims of election fraud, but would back up former President Trump's claims of a stolen election. Fox News confirmed on Thursday evening that MyPillow would "pause" its ads on the network. "It's unfortunate Mr. Lindell has chosen to pause his commercial time on FOX News given the level of success he's experienced in building his brand through advertising on the number one cable news network," a Fox spokesperson said. Since Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, Lindell has been one of the most prominent backers of the former president's claims that widespread electoral fraud led to a "rigged" election that swayed it in President Biden's favor. Specifically, Lindell has alleged that fraud was committed in the election by individuals manipulating voting machines, one of several unproven assertions put forward by Trump allies. Lindell earlier produced a documentary titled "Absolute Proof" about his claims of voter fraud that aired on far-right news network One America News. A disclaimer ran on that network before the documentary aired that read: "The statements and claims expressed in this program are presented at this time as opinions only and are not intended to be taken or interpreted by the viewer as established facts."
  13. What is missing from this article? Fla. Man in Coma After He's Beaten for Asking Neighbor to Lower Music, Family Only Recognizes Him by Tattoos (msn.com) (Full article at above link) A 42-year-old Florida father remains in a medically induced coma more than a month after he was allegedly attacked by his neighbors for asking them to turn their music down. Frank Penkava was assaulted in Hollywood, Fla., around 2:30 a.m. June 14. He sustained multiple facial fractures from the attack. Penkava managed to call 911 after the attack and told dispatchers he was bleeding heavily. He also told the 911 operators his next-door neighbors assaulted him, and when officers arrived, pointed out the assailants. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident. (WTF?-drvoke) Relatives say that Penkava requires life-saving surgery, but first needs to stabilize before any operation can occur. The beating was so severe, the victim's family members only recognized him because of his tattoos. Penkava's sister, Gina Horvath, said she can't wrap her mind around what happened. "There was nothing to warrant what they did to him. We are all hoping he recovers. His 3-year-old son is waiting for his dad to come home." A GoFundMe campaign is underway to help offset Horvath's ongoing medical expenses. Some of the money will also be used as reward money for tips leading to an arrest.
  14. Or I know how to appear to be racist. No, and don't think I didn't look. True that.
  15. Do cons even realize that THE REASON why this attempt failed is because THEY didn't get vaccinated to eradicate the virus. Talk about a dumbass thread.
  16. While out walking today, I passed a bus shelter. In front of the shelter was a discarded bag of trash with its contents partially spilled out. One item was a chicken leg. You could tell by the breading that it was fried chicken. I'm not sure if this is relevant to this thread, but I thought I would put it out there.
  17. To summarize this article, it says despite documented evidence to the contrary by law enforcement, whitey is really committing more hate crimes. Hate Crimes Documented by Police Disproportionately List Black People as Attackers: Report (msn.com) (Full article at above link) Hate crimes documented by police disproportionately list Black people as attackers, according to a new report by over 15 national civil rights groups. Released Wednesday, the report is a comprehensive national review of hate crime laws. Though the majority of hate crimes in the U.S. are committed by white people, motivated by racial or ethnic bias, the crimes disproportionately reported Black Americans as the attackers. (First sentence is supposed to be believed on no evidence which the facts of the second sentence contradict.-drvoke) In at least 13 states, Black Americans were listed by law enforcement as the perpetrators in hate crimes at a rate roughly 1.6 to 3.6 times greater than the size of the state's Black population, the report said. (There it is.-drvoke) "These repeated disparities ... show that — despite the fact that people of color are far more likely to be the victims of hate violence — the instances of hate violence that are actually documented by police ... are disproportionately those alleged to have been committed by Black people," it read. (The rest of the article are excuses to why the documented facts are incorrect.-drvoke) Due to the complexity of hate violence, certain statutes meant to protect racial minorities and marginalized groups are less effective, as a consequence of bias in the criminal justice system, the report says. The existing laws can even discourage hate crime victims from coming forward, advocates say in the report. "We really think this is the first report to bring together a state-by-state analysis along so many dimensions ... with a focus on racial justice and criminal justice reform," said Naomi Goldberg, LGBTQ program director for the Movement Advancement Project, which authored the report in partnership with over 15 national civil rights groups. The coalition of civil rights organizations includes Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Goldberg described it as an unprecedented collaboration in the advocacy space. The FBI said the U.S. reached a 10-year high in reported hate crimes in 2019. Earlier this year, the SPLC said the number of active hate groups in the U.S. declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks that are harder to track. As racist attacks on Asian Americans and Asian immigrants gained widespread attention in recent months, so did a false perception that Black Americans were the main culprits of such attacks. "We don't have a true and accurate understanding of what anti-Asian hate during the pandemic has looked like," said Marita Etcubañez, senior director for strategic initiatives at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC in Washington D.C. "But we do know that these commonly discussed perceptions that the perpetrators of anti-Asian hate are mainly Black or African American are not accurate," she said. The report on hate crime laws also highlights a growing politicization of such legislation.
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