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2022-05-23 1:19:59 PM  
Unconstitutional, but that's never stopped Texas before.
 
2022-05-23 1:24:54 PM  
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Guys, I just found the new poster child for Planned Parenthood.
 
2022-05-23 1:52:10 PM  
Texas is really interested in shedding businesses.
 
2022-05-23 2:12:21 PM  
They are so sure it's a done deal. But we'll pretend the SCOTUS is not politicized until then.

Ima laugh my ass off if they don't overturn.
 
2022-05-23 2:14:39 PM  
Abort your governor, Texas.
 
2022-05-23 2:21:11 PM  

Walker: Unconstitutional, but that's never stopped Texas before.


One guess how the current SCROTUS would rule...
 
2022-05-23 2:21:16 PM  

Loonyman: [thumbnails.texastribune.org image 850x569]

Guys, I just found the new poster child for Planned Parenthood.


I was going to say: "Aborted fetus pictured here"
 
2022-05-23 2:21:57 PM  
If this shiat comes to pass like it looks like it will, the mass exodus from Red States will be dramatic. It won't likely be noticeable at first, sure a few will rip out of there almost immediately, but, over the coming years, yeah. If you aren't a fundamentalist or trapped, you'll be looking for any escape hatch or inventing one.
 
2022-05-23 2:23:19 PM  
Hmm...I wonder if there are any large companies who have recently moved to Texas who have stated they will cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.
 
2022-05-23 2:23:54 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Abort your governor, Texas.

Abort your Abbott, Texas.
 
2022-05-23 2:24:07 PM  
That's just what Texas needs.

A mass exodus of Fortune 500 companies.

Brilliant.
 
2022-05-23 2:24:42 PM  

HerptheDerp: If this shiat comes to pass like it looks like it will, the mass exodus from Red States will be dramatic. It won't likely be noticeable at first, sure a few will rip out of there almost immediately, but, over the coming years, yeah. If you aren't a fundamentalist or trapped, you'll be looking for any escape hatch or inventing one.


That's the kind of migration you see leading up to a civil war.
 
2022-05-23 2:24:47 PM  
That's why I like Texas. None of those burdensome regulations that liberal states like to impose on businesses.

/Except when we like the burdensome regulations
 
2022-05-23 2:25:15 PM  
More small government in action. Gotta love those free market values.
 
2022-05-23 2:25:23 PM  

edmo: Ima laugh my ass off if they don't overturn.


Also, if Scarlett Johansson is waiting in my bed when i get home tonight...
 
2022-05-23 2:25:25 PM  
Texas has apparently decided it's more important to outlaw abortion and kill women than have a functional economy.
That's certainly an interesting decision.
 
2022-05-23 2:25:33 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: That's just what Texas needs.

A mass exodus of Fortune 500 companies.

Brilliant.


Well, it will help their power grid.
 
2022-05-23 2:26:12 PM  

Moroning: Farkin_Crazy: That's just what Texas needs.

A mass exodus of Fortune 500 companies.

Brilliant.

Well, it will help their power grid.


So would more electrical tape and drop cords.
 
2022-05-23 2:26:52 PM  

Moroning: Farkin_Crazy: That's just what Texas needs.

A mass exodus of Fortune 500 companies.

Brilliant.

Well, it will help their power grid.


No economy, no more power grid. I guess that's a solution?
🤷‍♀
 
2022-05-23 2:27:22 PM  
i wonder when abbott starts trying to put a border wall on the New Mexico boarder.  ...like a new iron curtain
 
2022-05-23 2:28:03 PM  
The face of a man who can never talk to a woman without first giving his credit card number....
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2022-05-23 2:29:07 PM  

Weaver95: Moroning: Farkin_Crazy: That's just what Texas needs.

A mass exodus of Fortune 500 companies.

Brilliant.

Well, it will help their power grid.

No economy, no more power grid. I guess that's a solution?
🤷‍♀


They don't pay income tax anyway, so who needs jobs? Screw the libs.

- Texas logic
 
2022-05-23 2:29:12 PM  

Weaver95: Texas has apparently decided it's more important to outlaw abortion and kill women than have a functional economy.
That's certainly an interesting decision.


Conservatives society sometimes fail, fortunately.   BUT, not without taking out several million people with them (see Nazi Germany for example of a failed conservative society).
 
2022-05-23 2:29:31 PM  
Ladies, gentlemen, non-binary folks and Fark moderators: The Party of Freedom and Small Government.
 
2022-05-23 2:30:30 PM  

Weaver95: Texas has apparently decided it's more important to outlaw abortion and kill women than have a functional economy.
That's certainly an interesting decision.


Makes sense if you look at this as a passive-aggressive pretext. It's less about abortion than it is provoking their "enemy" into a new civil war.
 
2022-05-23 2:30:41 PM  
Twitter, Facebook,TikTok should ban Taxass IP addys
 
2022-05-23 2:30:51 PM  
And businesses will punish Texas for interfering with their shiat.
 
2022-05-23 2:30:56 PM  
Party of small government strikes again.
 
2022-05-23 2:31:06 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Abort your governor, Texas.


Nature already tried to abort him once.  Science saved him
 
2022-05-23 2:31:21 PM  
Can't we just nuke Texas? And Florida?
It's the only way to be sure.
 
2022-05-23 2:31:55 PM  
They must have forgotten how much the Fugitive Slave Act galvanized public opinion against slavery in the North. Please proceed.
 
2022-05-23 2:32:10 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Weaver95: Texas has apparently decided it's more important to outlaw abortion and kill women than have a functional economy.
That's certainly an interesting decision.

Makes sense if you look at this as a passive-aggressive pretext. It's less about abortion than it is provoking their "enemy" into a new civil war.


Whatever let's conservatives sleep nights I guess. Won't help them any tho, because no fortune 500 company is gonna tolerate Republicans arbitrarily changing rules of the game on a whim.
 
2022-05-23 2:32:16 PM  
Good luck with all that.
 
2022-05-23 2:32:39 PM  

physt: HerptheDerp: If this shiat comes to pass like it looks like it will, the mass exodus from Red States will be dramatic. It won't likely be noticeable at first, sure a few will rip out of there almost immediately, but, over the coming years, yeah. If you aren't a fundamentalist or trapped, you'll be looking for any escape hatch or inventing one.

That's the kind of migration you see leading up to a civil war.


It won't be a civil war.

It will end in a constitutional convention in which there aren't enough votes to get anything done either way, but there are enough votes to split the nation. The Blue and Red states are tired of putting up with each other's BS. The biggest question is the debt and the dollar. Will there be a general default?
 
2022-05-23 2:33:23 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Hmm...I wonder if there are any large companies who have recently moved to Texas who have stated they will cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.


IIRC, Apple, Amazon, and Citibank have stated that they will cover travel expenses for employees going out of state for abortions. I think they will also cover expenses for transgendered people seeking medical care out of state.

Florida Repubs are also trying to penalize companies that cover these costs.
 
2022-05-23 2:33:55 PM  

madgonad: It won't be a civil war.


The GOP sure seem to want a fight. If they keep taking stuff that doesn't belong to them, they're gonna get one.
 
2022-05-23 2:34:16 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Twitter, Facebook,TikTok should ban Taxass IP addys


Twitter won't. Facebook either. But those would be minor inconveniences in the big picture.

Amazon is on that list. What's Abbott going to do to replace them? Pony Express?
 
2022-05-23 2:34:38 PM  
Running all of the big businesses out of your state seems like the kind of solid financial planning the GQP is known for.
 
2022-05-23 2:34:52 PM  
Next move is to put pregnant women into 'protective custody' (I'm coining the term 'pregojail') until they deliver, then dump them on the street 12 hours after delivery so they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
 
2022-05-23 2:35:09 PM  

fiddlehead: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Hmm...I wonder if there are any large companies who have recently moved to Texas who have stated they will cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.

IIRC, Apple, Amazon, and Citibank have stated that they will cover travel expenses for employees going out of state for abortions. I think they will also cover expenses for transgendered people seeking medical care out of state.

Florida Repubs are also trying to penalize companies that cover these costs.


I don't see them being very successful. Republicans lack the ability to really force a big company to follow orders.
 
2022-05-23 2:35:53 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Hmm...I wonder if there are any large companies who have recently moved to Texas who have stated they will cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.


Tesla....but Elon Musk says he's a Republican so will probably backtrack:

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-business-travel-4553c60632c09fd9a4944d4e29d6e720
 
2022-05-23 2:36:12 PM  

fiddlehead: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Hmm...I wonder if there are any large companies who have recently moved to Texas who have stated they will cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.

IIRC, Apple, Amazon, and Citibank have stated that they will cover travel expenses for employees going out of state for abortions. I think they will also cover expenses for transgendered people seeking medical care out of state.

Florida Repubs are also trying to penalize companies that cover these costs.


Some companies already offer to move its employees out of Texas expense free for shiat like this.  I wonder if they'll get punished, too?
 
2022-05-23 2:36:28 PM  
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He's a cowboy, punchin' doggies and hangin' out in the mall.
 
2022-05-23 2:37:20 PM  

thorpe: Texas is really interested in shedding businesses.


Name one business that has left Texas because of it's regressive policies, because this is hardly the first.

Now name all the businesses that have moved to Texas for a lower tax rate in spite of their regressive policies.
 
2022-05-23 2:37:25 PM  

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He's a cowboy, punchin' doggies and hangin' out in the mall.


He looks like he's 12 and his grandma dressed him up for the Sady Hawkins dance. He's smiling because she said he looks so grown up and handsome.
 
2022-05-23 2:38:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: [Fark user image image 433x243]

He's a cowboy, punchin' doggies and hangin' out in the mall.


Leave Rick Moranis out of this.
 
2022-05-23 2:38:44 PM  
Are we going to have to start an Underground Railroad for women in Texas?
 
2022-05-23 2:39:01 PM  
The most interesting part of the article for me was where it talks about how GOP can't just present abortion bills with impunity knowing it'll be struck down by the courts. It's still a political wedge issue, but now there are consequences.
 
2022-05-23 2:40:16 PM  
FTFA:
Ziegler said while a broad conservative coalition wants to ban abortions in Texas, there is disagreement over how aggressively to enforce related criminal laws or to attempt to prevent pregnant residents from leaving the state for the procedure. Republican politicians, therefore, have an incentive to remain quiet on the issue until they can determine which course of action is the most politically prudent.

"It's not easy to be a Republican anymore," Ziegler said. "Before, everyone was like, 'Yes, let's get rid of Roe v. Wade.' Now, if you can do whatever you want, what is it that you want to do?"


They just now realize that they may have gone a step too far. But as soon as the vocal minority screams their support they will be tripping over their dicks to betray their own conscience because the government bureaucrat gig pays too farking good.

This country needs an enema.
 
2022-05-23 2:40:39 PM  

Walker: Unconstitutional, but that's never stopped Texas before.


Why?  The Constitution says whatever the conservative majority on the Supreme Court want it to say.  Why would anyone think that those justices wouldn't support Texas's efforts to ensure a domestic supply of infants?  Its basically the fugitive slave act 2.0.  You can't have a company just up and take state controlled brood mares out of the state!
 
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