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2021-03-03 4:37:00 AM  
Also everything else they do.
 
2021-03-03 5:49:34 AM  
as has been pointed out many many times over the years, the right is pro life up until birth. then they don't give a fark.
 
2021-03-03 8:20:48 AM  
They're pro-life as 1. a rallying cry and 2. a way to keep wimmens in their place.
 
2021-03-03 8:29:58 AM  
There was doubt?
 
2021-03-03 9:20:03 AM  
Republicans are pro-Republican.  They are anti-science, anti-gay, anti-minorites, anti-unions, anti-liberty, anti-equality, and anti-American.
 
2021-03-03 9:21:17 AM  
Oh Please...that pro-life think isn't about valuing life. It's about being able to shame others. They don't give a damn about kids. There are plenty of ways to help, being pro-life just allows them to yell and shame sinners which is what they love. Every in-group needs and out-group for validation.
 
2021-03-03 9:23:21 AM  
Quelle surprise, what's next? Do they not actually care about budget deficits or protecting soldiers?
 
2021-03-03 9:23:26 AM  
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They were all in love with dyin', they were doin' it in Texas...
 
2021-03-03 9:23:43 AM  
They never were pro-life; they were, and still are, pro-birth.

Once that baby is out of the womb, they're on their own.
 
2021-03-03 9:24:17 AM  
My career hit a brick wall, I've been a hermit for nearly a year, I've had a couple COVID deaths in my circles that have severely depressed me, and I've been struggling to find an available appointment for a vaccine. When I heard about Abbott's announcement yesterday, I just wanted to scream until I passed out.
 
2021-03-03 9:24:55 AM  
You know...  I try not to use my blog for ranting and raving, but sometimes I just cannot help it.

For instance, when Texas declares that they are ending all COVID restrictions, mask mandates, and social distancing, and opening the entire state 100%.

This is not as simple as, "Well, we can ignore it, and it's our right."  No.  No it is NOT your right.  Because your decision will have repercussion FAR outside of your state.  You will be the ones that start up the next spread.  And your new spread will include variants!  And those variants might be resistant to the vaccine.

The way this is supposed to work is, you wait until the number of new cases drops to almost zero.  THEN you reopen.  You don't do it at the first sign that there is an improvement.  That is how you undo a year's worth of work that got us this far.

I think all other states need to immediately close travel from Texas.  Period.  Until the pandemic has passed.
 
2021-03-03 9:25:22 AM  
They're pro-parasite.
 
2021-03-03 9:26:06 AM  
I live in smallville Nevada, and the Facebook newsgroup is enthusiastically supportive of Texas opening, and wish it upon themselves.

It's weird because sometimes these folks don't post for days, then dozens of them dogpile a single news post.
 
2021-03-03 9:26:08 AM  
So are people supposed to blame teh libs for this?  Do they think people are that stupid?

/They're right
//Whar Biden Lib Vaccene Whar?
 
2021-03-03 9:27:38 AM  
Your rights end at the vagina
 
2021-03-03 9:28:29 AM  

Diogenes: There was doubt?


For those not paying attention, sure.
 
2021-03-03 9:31:14 AM  
Since COVID is affecting the poors and people of color the most, it sounds pretty consistent.
 
2021-03-03 9:31:47 AM  
Well yeah that, and the remainder of their policies up to and including their abortion policies. If they were willing to embrace contraception and sex education they could cut abortions drastically across the country. They would much rather resort to a more restrictive backwards approach that has proven to lead to far more death and unnecessary suffering.
 
2021-03-03 9:33:09 AM  
Well, duh. Being anti-abortion has never been about "the life of the child." It's all about trying to ensure that sex has "consequences" (it goes along with their hate of contraceptives and sex education that doesn't just focus on abstinence).

There are only two kinds of anti-abortion folks: Those who aren't getting laid and are jealous of those who are, and those who have bought into some crazy Bronze Era religion that teaches sex is naughty and they're dissatisfied with the no-sex-before-marriage/monogamy lifestyle they've bought into. Both types are mad that other people are getting some, and they will do anything they can to try to ruin other folks' fun.
 
2021-03-03 9:33:59 AM  
I'd say they did this as a distraction from their massive failure of governance and basic competence, but they don't really. Those pig ignorant hat farkers will wallow in GOP shiat forever.

We all get the benefit of some more dead texans before mass vaccination at least. Unity.
 
2021-03-03 9:34:06 AM  
Well, yeah.

See also: Being anti-womens rights is not being pro-life.

But hey, plague rats gonna plague.
 
2021-03-03 9:34:55 AM  
But they've repeatedly told us "All Lives Matter."
 
2021-03-03 9:36:42 AM  
It is a deflection from the winter storm fiasco.  They can't help but be awful people.
 
2021-03-03 9:37:01 AM  
Abbot didn't remove all COVID restrictions -- he added restrictions for counties from varying from the state's no mask posture.   He promised that no one could be arrested for not wearing a mask, because that might interfere with their ability to carry a firearm.

The bone tossed to counties is about as byzantine as the rules for abortions or voting for minorities.  His cynical boast is that it's a personal responsibility issue.

At least no one has mentioned that his fellow Houstonites saw their natural gas prices skyrocket to 16 times normal and there's a big problem with stashing all that new wealth.
 
2021-03-03 9:39:38 AM  
Counterpoint: BORTIONS

Chessmate.
 
2021-03-03 9:41:01 AM  
Tell me more about "Blue Lives Matter" and "Back the Blue"


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2021-03-03 9:42:38 AM  
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"We can't wait six weeks for the teachers to get vaccinated! Better to just open them all right this very second and then be shocked at the president's recklessness at any localized outbreaks at a high school!"
 
2021-03-03 9:42:38 AM  

BitwiseShift: He promised that no one could be arrested for not wearing a mask, because that might interfere with their ability to carry a firearm.


The fark? What in the hell does carrying a gun have to do with wearing a farking mask to prevent the spread of COVID? Someone enlighten me on this.

Where did Abbott get that logic from? I know it's Texas, but does everything have to be about guns?
 
2021-03-03 9:42:43 AM  

durbnpoisn: This is not as simple as, "Well, we can ignore it, and it's our right." No. No it is NOT your right. Because your decision will have repercussion FAR outside of your state. You will be the ones that start up the next spread. And your new spread will include variants! And those variants might be resistant to the vaccine.


Which is, to a point, within the Police Power of the State of Texass. Note Jacobson v Massachusetts (197 US 11); such decisions about shall and shan't of public health are primarily within the responsibility of the States.

Specifically (under current US law) within to the point where the federal department of health imposes regulations that order a two-week detention in quarantine for any person leaving the state of Texass, and President Biden invokes the Insurrection Act to enforce such quarantine at all Texass border crossings.
 
2021-03-03 9:43:46 AM  

Alley Rat: They never were pro-life; they were, and still are, pro-birth.

Once that baby is out of the womb, they're on their own.


Not so much pro-birth.  They are adamantly opposed to pre-natal, OBGYN, and birthing services unless you can afford it.  Unborn children with poor parents can go and die in the streets.  Just look at Texas as an example of this.
It's all lies.
Just like rape is more about control, the GOPs claims to the moral high road are just an excuse to destroy democracy and micromanage our lives for their depraved sense of entitlement and superiority.
 
2021-03-03 9:44:19 AM  
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2021-03-03 9:45:23 AM  

mrmaster: It is a deflection from the winter storm fiasco.  They can't help but be awful people.


Yep.  Unfortunately for them their this distraction is likely to lead directly to the next controversy as their cases start spiking while the sane parts of the country continue to either plateau or make progress. Unfortunately we can't control the borders to Texas to prevent people from traveling so it will negatively impact the rest of the country too.
 
2021-03-03 9:46:41 AM  
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You'd think this "pro-life" bishop would care more that scores of his own parishioners are likely to die with relaxed restrictions, considering the average age of regular church-goers. Incidentally, he's also one of the most vocal clerics about the COVID vaccines being "not morally acceptable" because he thinks they're made out of liquified babies or something.
 
2021-03-03 9:47:19 AM  
Some folks are using the virus as a political cudgel....they don't want that to end.

When the inevitable spike comes they will have something to blame President Biden for for not stopping them.
 
2021-03-03 9:49:22 AM  
They are pro-birth, not pro-life.
 
2021-03-03 9:51:00 AM  

Chariset: They're pro-life as 1. a rallying cry and 2. a way to keep wimmens in their place.


It's also a clever way to keep bleeding hearts and people paranoid about eternal damnation voting straight-ticket R. Using such fear tactics is psychological abuse and should be treated as such.
 
2021-03-03 9:52:26 AM  
I don't know any discernable metric you would describe them as 'pro-life,' unless you're describing the single phrase 'fetus-obsessed.'
 
2021-03-03 9:53:56 AM  
They sure as hell were not pro life when Hustler published pictures of AIDS babies.
They tried to shut it down for being Porn.

Hey. Porn won.
the internet did that.

Guess what?
The internet is staying.

And it will shut down the GQP, too.
 
2021-03-03 9:57:05 AM  

born_yesterday: So are people supposed to blame teh libs for this?  Do they think people are that stupid?

/They're right
//Whar Biden Lib Vaccene Whar?


Abbott did it with the Freezeout.  He's not scared of very angry people.  He's quite confident he can redirect the anger to a target of his choosing.

He's made COVID a US government problem.  He has deliberately sabotaged the big city efforts to enforce masks, shutdowns. He is now trying to redirect all the fear and anger to the Democratic President.  The feds are trying to take away our freedoms.

The big improvement to Teflon® is the powerful blame misdirection.
 
2021-03-03 9:57:10 AM  
They are anti-rights. Abortion is clearly in the Bible performed by priests:

The Bible supports abortion performed by priests by giving an abortifacient to women in 20 unambiguous verses, Numbers 5:11-31, "The test for an unfaithful wife", especially read 27: If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse.

Numbers 5:11-31 The Test for an Unfaithful Wife

11Then the Lord said to Moses, 12"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him 13so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act), 14and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure-or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure- 15then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah[a] of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour olive oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder-offering to draw attention to wrongdoing.

16"'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord. 17Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water. 18After the priest has had the woman stand before the Lord, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder-offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse. 19Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, "If no other man has had sexual relations with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you. 20But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband"- 21here the priest is to put the woman under this curse-"may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. 22May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries."

"'Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it."

23"'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water. 24He shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering will enter her. 25The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the Lord and bring it to the altar. 26The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial[c] offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water. 27If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse. 28If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.

29"'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband, 30or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the Lord and is to apply this entire law to her. 31The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.'"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordeal_​o​f_the_bitter_water#Jewish_tradition

The ordeal

This trial consisted of the wife having to drink a specific potion administered by the priest. The text does not specify the amount of time needed for the potion to take effect; 19th century scholars[who?] suspected it was probably intended to have a fairly immediate effect.[9] The Mishnah mentions there could also be a suspension of the ordeal for one, two or three years, if she has an acquittal.[11] Maimonides records the traditional Rabbinical view: "Her belly swells first and then her thigh ruptures and she dies".[12] Others maintain that since the word "thigh" is often used in the Bible as a euphemism for various reproductive organs, in this case it may mean the uterus, the placenta or an embryo, and the woman would surviv*e.[13][14][15]

Nachmanides points out that of all the 613 commandments, it is only the sotah law that requires God's specific co-operation to make it work. The bitter waters can only be effective miraculously.[16]

The text specifies that the potion should be made from water and dust;[17] in the masoretic text, the water used for the potion must be holy water, and the Targum interprets it as water from the Molten Sea, but the Septuagint instead requires running water.[9] The passage argues that the curse was washed into the water;[18] it is thought that this idea derives from a belief that the words of a curse exist in their own right.[9] Others argue that the curse is a euphemism for a miscarriage or infertility.[13]

The potion also had to be mixed in an earthenware vessel;[17] this may have been because the potion was regarded as a taboo which could be spread by contact, and therefore also made the vessel taboo, necessitating its subsequent destruction (as do the biblical rules concerning taboo animals, for any earthenware vessels into which such animals fall[19]).[9] However, the Talmud[20] and Rashi explain that this vessel is chosen to contrast the woman's predicament with her behavior. She gave the adulterer to drink choice wine in valuable goblets; therefore, let her drink bitter water in a worthless clay vessel.[21][22]

Maimonides further writes: "When she dies, the adulterer because of whom she was compelled to drink will also die, wherever he is located. The same phenomena, the swelling of the belly and the rupture of the thigh, will also occur to him. All the above applies provided her husband never engaged in forbidden sexual relations in his life. If, however, her husband ever engaged in forbidden relations, the [bitter] waters do not check [the fidelity of] his wife."[12]

And if you say the old laws are not still valid:

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

"Till heaven and earth pass" and "...till all be fulfilled" means everything. Time ends. Judgement. All the laws. Get a clue, the Torah/Bible/Koran or the Abrahamic religion (all the same religion with slightly different takes) are nothing but lies, and inherently from lies, evil.
 
2021-03-03 9:58:23 AM  
Where is a falling tree when you need it?
 
2021-03-03 10:05:45 AM  

durbnpoisn: You know...  I try not to use my blog for ranting and raving, but sometimes I just cannot help it.

For instance, when Texas declares that they are ending all COVID restrictions, mask mandates, and social distancing, and opening the entire state 100%.

This is not as simple as, "Well, we can ignore it, and it's our right."  No.  No it is NOT your right.  Because your decision will have repercussion FAR outside of your state.  You will be the ones that start up the next spread.  And your new spread will include variants!  And those variants might be resistant to the vaccine.

The way this is supposed to work is, you wait until the number of new cases drops to almost zero.  THEN you reopen.  You don't do it at the first sign that there is an improvement.  That is how you undo a year's worth of work that got us this far.

I think all other states need to immediately close travel from Texas.  Period.  Until the pandemic has passed.


Ugh. It's insane. Masks are the last thing to go. Heck, look at the data from the NFL since they are one of the few places that did comprehensive tracking of transmission. Masks were what mattered. Not the magic six+ feet or <15 min. If players were wearing a mask when they were around a known case, they often didn't get sick. If they were not masked during an exposure, they typically got sick. It's that simple. Ugh. Although a high vaccination rate and warming weather should help, this undoes a lot of effort.
 
2021-03-03 10:08:10 AM  

Alley Rat: They never were pro-life; they were, and still are, pro-birth.

Once that baby is out of the womb, they're on their own.


To further that thought process, the Republican rank and file are pro-there is only one acceptable way to live your life, all other ways should punished till those living that way conform.

To them, anything else is unnatural, un-American, and disloyal.
 
2021-03-03 10:10:55 AM  
Fark libs always think that humans don't have the sense to take their own precautions and alter their behavior in the absence of government edict and force.
 
2021-03-03 10:13:34 AM  

jjorsett: Fark libs always think that humans don't have the sense to take their own precautions and alter their behavior in the absence of government edict and force.


People do, right wing trash dont.
 
2021-03-03 10:23:04 AM  

jjorsett: Fark libs always think that humans don't have the sense to take their own precautions and alter their behavior in the absence of government edict and force.


Facts and evidence back up this assertion, though.
 
2021-03-03 10:23:17 AM  
Guys I've also just found out that the Pope is a Catholic!
 
2021-03-03 10:25:13 AM  

Mad_Radhu: [YouTube video: Butthole Surfers - Pepper]

They were all in love with dyin', they were doin' it in Texas...


Funniest part of that video is Gibby pretending to play guitar.
I've seen them a dozen times over two decades and I don't think they ever actually amped Gibbys guitar when he strapped it on.
He was a genius dada lyricist.
But Leary was the guitar god driving it all.
 
2021-03-03 10:30:28 AM  

jjorsett: Fark libs always think that humans don't have the sense to take their own precautions and alter their behavior in the absence of government edict and force.


That's because about 40% of our fellow Americans are complete farking morons, also known as Republicans.
 
2021-03-03 10:31:55 AM  
The GOP only "cares' about life when it is stuck inside a womb.  Once it's been delivered, you better get those babby bootstraps out and learn how to fire a gun to defend your little babby self cause you're on your own.
 
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