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(The Daily Beast)   Republican senators shouldered their share of the work on the late-night COVID relief bill, by trying to stuff in bans on transgender athletes and abortion   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-03-06 1:08:32 PM  
Unity for thee, not for me
 
2021-03-06 1:13:47 PM  
Republicans should be banned
 
2021-03-06 1:16:55 PM  
Realize than if the GOP had won either of the GA seats (or if moderates were really Republicans as claimed), that these measures would be in the Senate bill and Biden would have to choose between giving people something while screwing over marginalized communities, or not signing a bill at all.

That's assuming a McConnell led Senate even brought a bill up for consideration in the 1st place.
 
2021-03-06 1:19:24 PM  
All you whacky libs who thought GQP senators would just sit there with their arms folded until it was time to vote no should be terribly embarrassed for being so cynical.
 
2021-03-06 1:41:55 PM  
Save the fetuses, screw the living is a pretty good strategy.

People keep voting for them.
 
2021-03-06 3:14:22 PM  
Each time they do that, remove it and slip in an extra $1000 for poor people.
 
2021-03-06 4:16:03 PM  
This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?
 
2021-03-06 4:29:54 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Republicans should be banned


As a terrorist organization.
 
2021-03-06 4:31:10 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


"Anything to distract the libs."
 
2021-03-06 4:53:35 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


It hurts innocent people, so of course they're behind it.
 
2021-03-06 4:55:17 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


They're scared shiatless of Biden's Trans Am
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2021-03-06 4:59:13 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF? It hurts innocent people, so of course they're behind it.


Right, I'm just saying they seemed to have ramped up the hate lately, even though trans people aren't a new thing that just cropped up.

I think maybe they gave up on (openly) hating the gays and had to move on.
 
2021-03-06 5:04:08 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


It riles up their base and pisses off liberals.
 
2021-03-06 5:28:21 PM  
From the WP article that this link is about:

"The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way, or through a less rigorous process," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Sure there is Mitch.  Remember the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017?  CBO estimated that it will add ~$2.3 trillion to the debt over 10 years.  The only real difference with the two is who got the money.  In this case, it's going to people who will spend it to keep the economy going.  So fark off and die already.
 
2021-03-06 6:50:23 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


Considering a whole lot of Democrats are also pretty damn transphobic, it's not really a losing strategy.
 
2021-03-06 6:52:46 PM  
Where's the parliamentarian on this one?
 
2021-03-06 6:55:18 PM  

Cafe Threads: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?

"Anything to distract the libs."


It's one of their last bastions of openly shiatting on minorities. They don't have to use dogwhistles or pretend they're not just doing it to hurt us because so many of y'all will come to their defense still when they do it.
 
2021-03-06 6:56:28 PM  
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2021-03-06 6:57:44 PM  

Mugato: Gordon Bennett: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF? It hurts innocent people, so of course they're behind it.

Right, I'm just saying they seemed to have ramped up the hate lately, even though trans people aren't a new thing that just cropped up.

I think maybe they gave up on (openly) hating the gays and had to move on.


It's a distraction and they've seen how well it's been working out for the Tories in the UK. Everything is falling apart over there but everyone is bashing Transgender people so they keep getting elected.
 
2021-03-06 7:00:50 PM  
So if the $15/hr minimum wage hadn't been offered during regular debate, but during vote-a-rama, could we have skipped the "oh no parliamentarian sez" hand-wringing step?
 
2021-03-06 7:01:07 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?

It hurts innocent people, so of course they're behind it.


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2021-03-06 7:02:25 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


First it wasn't okay to lynch black people.

Then it wasn't okay to terrorize gays.

What do you expect them to do if there isn't someone they can openly hate?
 
2021-03-06 7:03:39 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


New? It's been around at least for decades. It's just that being openly transgendered is only several decades old.
 
2021-03-06 7:05:55 PM  

GardenWeasel: Realize than if the GOP had won either of the GA seats (or if moderates were really Republicans as claimed), that these measures would be in the Senate bill and Biden would have to choose between giving people something while screwing over marginalized communities, or not signing a bill at all.

That's assuming a McConnell led Senate even brought a bill up for consideration in the 1st place.


A bit off topic but the turtle is working on a plan so Beshear can only replace him with a Republican if his term ends prematurely. Me thinks the turt isn't going to be around for the next election. It kinda sounds like it.

https://wfpl.org/mcconnell-backs-ky-b​i​ll-ensuring-gop-successor-if-he-leaves​-office/

On topic: BUT THIS IS A BLUE STATE BAILOUT!
 
2021-03-06 7:06:37 PM  
I would not shed a tear if most of the GOP in Congress came down with a fatal case of ass cancer
 
2021-03-06 7:06:40 PM  

SpaceyCat: From the WP article that this link is about:

"The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way, or through a less rigorous process," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Sure there is Mitch.  Remember the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017?  CBO estimated that it will add ~$2.3 trillion to the debt over 10 years.  The only real difference with the two is who got the money.  In this case, it's going to people who will spend it to keep the economy going.  So fark off and die already.


Well, the $4T emergency funding to corporations and uber-wealthy folks given back in April/May 2020 was rather haphazard. $500B was given away at the discretion of Munchkin with no oversight or paper trail. It was just him handing the money to friends and family with no way of knowing where the money went.
 
2021-03-06 7:09:12 PM  
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2021-03-06 7:10:49 PM  

dericwater: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF? New? It's been around at least for decades. It's just that being openly transgendered is only several decades old.


Of course they always hated them but no, it's gone up exponentially even in the last year or so.
 
2021-03-06 7:11:14 PM  
'After nearly 24 hours of voting, 49 Democrats and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) shot down an amendment that would have denied federal funding to any colleges and K-12 schools that allowed transgender girls to play on girls sports teams.'

The question I have isn't less how the hell that was so close... but who was the lone Democrat that thought that was a GOOD idea.
 
2021-03-06 7:14:39 PM  

quiotu: The question I have isn't less how the hell that was so close... but who was the lone Democrat that thought that was a GOOD idea.


It's exactly who you think it is.
 
2021-03-06 7:14:44 PM  

quiotu: 'After nearly 24 hours of voting, 49 Democrats and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) shot down an amendment that would have denied federal funding to any colleges and K-12 schools that allowed transgender girls to play on girls sports teams.'

The question I have isn't less how the hell that was so close... but who was the lone Democrat that thought that was a GOOD idea.


It's exactly who you think it is.

Manchin.
 
2021-03-06 7:19:26 PM  

Impeccable Inbreeding: quiotu: 'After nearly 24 hours of voting, 49 Democrats and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) shot down an amendment that would have denied federal funding to any colleges and K-12 schools that allowed transgender girls to play on girls sports teams.'

The question I have isn't less how the hell that was so close... but who was the lone Democrat that thought that was a GOOD idea.

It's exactly who you think it is.

Manchin.


Another note on this: Tommy Tuberville is proving to be as bad a stupid bigot asshole in the Senate as Gym Jordan, Gohmert, or Nunes is in the House.  The problem is, as long as the filibuster is in place in the Senate, he has way more power than any of them.
 
2021-03-06 7:20:13 PM  

Mugato: dericwater: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF? New? It's been around at least for decades. It's just that being openly transgendered is only several decades old.

Of course they always hated them but no, it's gone up exponentially even in the last year or so.


part of it might be because the last decade or so has seen really advancements in hormone therapy and cosmetic surgical techniques.

search for "Tiffany pageant Thailand" .. every single one of them is hotter than any female Trumper and it makes them steam with rage.  like the way groups that relentlessly try banning g-strings on the beach are always fat and ugly.
 
2021-03-06 7:22:12 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


They are onboard with hate towards trans people because they know they lost the wedge issue with gay people, so that's a lost cause, but they sure as fark can get lots of points from their followers by hating THESE queer people. And they are scumbags. 

The entire UK press market was a strong indicator that there was plenty of money and support behind it, after all. Almost all the press there is transphobic, including the Guardian, to the point that the US office called out the home office on it.
 
2021-03-06 7:23:25 PM  
Just ban abortion already, that will make the majority of Americans happy, right Republicans?

Democracy indeed.
 
2021-03-06 7:26:35 PM  
And the traitors and seditionists in charge of the GOP are already on are talking about how this legislation was rammed through without their input.

Until there is a major shift from obstructionism to actual legislation anyting GOP is Dead on Arrival for me.
 
2021-03-06 7:28:46 PM  

Yeast No 7: Just ban abortion already, that will make the majority of Americans happy, right Republicans? Democracy indeed.


If they really wanted to ban abortions they would have at least tried it when they controlled everything. But they know a lot of nutcase republicans only vote republican because if the abortion issue. If they ban it, many of these one issue voters won't bother getting out of bed.
 
2021-03-06 7:29:01 PM  
This will be the future of women's sports.

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2021-03-06 7:31:50 PM  
I want an amendment that zero funds from this bill go to a state where both senators vote against it, and 50% disappears if one does.
 
2021-03-06 7:32:12 PM  

WithinReason: This will be the future of women's sports.

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Not really, but thanks for being a public bigot.
 
2021-03-06 7:33:59 PM  
I don't really understand the lefts insistence that biological males be allowed to compete in female sports. Not everyone can have equality in everything. It makes little sense to me. I'm not siding with the right here because htey're farking crazy but the left isn't any better over this transgender bullshiat. Females should not be forced to compete against biological males. Plain and simple. It's a competition.

Until science is able to transform a biological male into a biological female those biological males should not be allowed to compete against biological females unless everyone competing signs off on it. That's it.
 
2021-03-06 7:35:30 PM  
Dick Dastardly ploys again and again...

Catch that pidgin
 
2021-03-06 7:36:54 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't really understand the lefts insistence that biological males be allowed to compete in female sports. Not everyone can have equality in everything. It makes little sense to me. I'm not siding with the right here because htey're farking crazy but the left isn't any better over this transgender bullshiat. Females should not be forced to compete against biological males. Plain and simple. It's a competition.

Until science is able to transform a biological male into a biological female those biological males should not be allowed to compete against biological females unless everyone competing signs off on it. That's it.


I have a question.

Why the fark does it have to be in a COVID relief bill?

And before you ask, no I didn't like a lot of the other odd additions to it either, but adding PENALTIES of any kind to a relief bill is beyond stupid.
 
2021-03-06 7:37:22 PM  

Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF?


Gay people are getting more acceptance, so assholes had to find a new demographic to bully
 
2021-03-06 7:40:18 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't really understand the lefts insistence that biological males be allowed to compete in female sports. Not everyone can have equality in everything. It makes little sense to me. I'm not siding with the right here because htey're farking crazy but the left isn't any better over this transgender bullshiat. Females should not be forced to compete against biological males. Plain and simple. It's a competition.

Until science is able to transform a biological male into a biological female those biological males should not be allowed to compete against biological females unless everyone competing signs off on it. That's it.


It blows my mind this shiat somehow took precedent over the $15 minimum wage and decriminalizing marijuana. This is going to kill women's sports and deny college scholarships to deserving girls.
 
2021-03-06 7:41:10 PM  

NakedDrummer: Mugato: dericwater: Mugato: This transgender obsession with the republicans is relatively new. WTF? New? It's been around at least for decades. It's just that being openly transgendered is only several decades old.

Of course they always hated them but no, it's gone up exponentially even in the last year or so.

part of it might be because the last decade or so has seen really advancements in hormone therapy and cosmetic surgical techniques.

search for "Tiffany pageant Thailand" .. every single one of them is hotter than any female Trumper and it makes them steam with rage.  like the way groups that relentlessly try banning g-strings on the beach are always fat and ugly.


They're all gorgeous, but they all look exactly the same. It's like how the first 2 years' worth of monthly Playboy Centerfolds were all virtually identical.
 
2021-03-06 7:41:13 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't really understand the lefts insistence that biological males be allowed to compete in female sports. Not everyone can have equality in everything. It makes little sense to me. I'm not siding with the right here because htey're farking crazy but the left isn't any better over this transgender bullshiat. Females should not be forced to compete against biological males. Plain and simple. It's a competition.

Until science is able to transform a biological male into a biological female those biological males should not be allowed to compete against biological females unless everyone competing signs off on it. That's it.


See, this shiat right here is exactlywhat I was referring to above.
 
2021-03-06 7:47:36 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't really understand the lefts insistence that biological males be allowed to compete in female sports. Not everyone can have equality in everything. It makes little sense to me. I'm not siding with the right here because htey're farking crazy but the left isn't any better over this transgender bullshiat. Females should not be forced to compete against biological males. Plain and simple. It's a competition.

Until science is able to transform a biological male into a biological female those biological males should not be allowed to compete against biological females unless everyone competing signs off on it. That's it.


a) Not all transgendered are biologically male. Some may be XXY, some may actually display observable hermaphrodite phenotype: they might have masculine face with facial hair growth, but female genitalia or both male and female sex organs (penis plus vaginal opening).

2) There are provable ways to determine the gender of the person utilizing psychologists and physicians so that some dude can't just wear a dress and sign up for women's basketball.

iii) FTM transgendered people could conceivably be at a disadvantage, but then, they could bulk up via excessive testosterone, which could make them even more advantaged, perhaps. Just guessing here.
 
2021-03-06 7:47:42 PM  
Who else has head this gem -- Because a trans girl will have a physical advantage over the cis girls.  Cheating real girls out of volley ball scholarships.
 
2021-03-06 7:49:09 PM  

Mugato: Yeast No 7: Just ban abortion already, that will make the majority of Americans happy, right Republicans? Democracy indeed.

If they really wanted to ban abortions they would have at least tried it when they controlled everything. But they know a lot of nutcase republicans only vote republican because if the abortion issue. If they ban it, many of these one issue voters won't bother getting out of bed.


Let's ban it. Then may be Republicans will be interested in governing.
 
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