A peek at the legislative agenda
Roy, the only thing you missed is stripping women of the right to vote, since we favor Democratic candidates and the socialist welfare state. And I’m sure some conservative think tank is working on proposed legislation to rescind the franchise right now.
Women have been mocked by the Right for years because of all the feminist allusions to The Handmaid’s Tale. Apparently conservatives weren’t mad about it because they were insulted, but because now they’ve got the SCOTUS they wanted, we were spoiling their big reveal.
I think The Availability to Childbearing Enforcement Act would be clearly unconstitutional. The rest is all good.
I could swear a couple of these bills were in the Texas GOP platform back when they were banning the teaching of critical thinking skills. But it's Texas, so they might not have been extreme enough.
Need to slot the "Kirche Kuche Kinder Act" between the "Availability to Childbearing Enforcement Act" and the "True Purpose Act".
Reading about this shit always makes me grit my teeth in rage, so I can't even imagine how much it must upset actual women.
"Instead of having the government enforce the law, the bill turns the reins over to private citizens — who are newly empowered to sue abortion providers or anyone who helps someone get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected."
Ah, the vigilante approach returns to Texas.
Applause and tears, my only possible reaction.
This all sucks -- but real talk, the question of abortion is mostly just fundraising on both sides. If liberals wanted reproductive HC to be safe, they'd do something about it or at least act like the question doesn't terrify them. If the GOP really wanted it banned, they'd have done so in all the millions of chances they've had while in sole control of the Federal gvmt since 1972.
The politics of theater that exists in this country depends on a State of Anxiety & Fear. MSNBC is just as much a part of that as FOX...
PS) Just because I say its "fundraising" doesn't mean these efforts are not frightening or that actual people who can get pregnant, esp. the poor & marginalized, will not suffer & possibly die because of these efforts.
Goddam, this piece is why we pay the obscene overcharges to be here: For awful, awful events to be made into something genuinely funny.
That said, I'm already having the hangover, so to speak, of realizing that these first two years of Old Joe's administration are but an interregnum, the briefest of breaks before the Republicans, supported by the establishment press and venal Dems, get moving again on their agenda to turn this nation into a failed state, a shithole like the world has never seen.
But damn, for a couple of moments at least I was amused.
For the past several years now I have been anticipating that, at some point on the way to the (second) end of the Union, we will see the Fugitive Fetus Act (h/t to whoever made this title up), which will make it a crime to go out of state to get an abortion. State versions welcome, of course, but perhaps more an item for the next Republican Congress to take up. And then it can be 1850 all over again.
You should make this one public!
matt gaetz will be the head of the 'old enough to go to the store, old enough to get bred' council.
'Forward! into the Past!!!'
Not to be considered - cash bonuses for women who give birth to a living child.
Lol. Sort of.
Please god do not let this be one of the Pictures of Lilly.
luv ur work.
just wanted to point out...
"they may be required to adopt Mexican babies ... to retain their sexual access permissions"
i very briefly misread this as a very different, and much darker, joke about one of those things you just don't joke about.
it was clear enough that this wasn't what you intended, but... just putting it out there (not least because that's totally the type of thing that right-wing hacks would pull out and try to tar you with).