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May 3, 2022Liked by Thom Hartmann

My first thought as I read about the Four Horsemen was “Who was paying those guys?” Those decisions were about money. The rich white men were not about to give up one red cent without fighting tooth and nail to keep it.

I wish FDR had gone ahead with plan to increase the size of the court. These nine people, do not have enough diversity of thought to make good decisions. Given that a majority of justices are Catholic, overturning Roe v. Wade looks a lot like a decision made for religious reasons. Is the situation such that you are free to practice your religion as long we approve of it?!

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I have said it before, and i will say it again. Nobody gets any until women have rights. Women on strike TODAY!

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In 1975? I think 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike. About 75% walked away from job, home, and family. Within days, women's rights were dramatically improved. Iceland was the first modern country to elect a female leader and today is ranked one of the most equal places on earth.

Anyway, strikes work.

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I figure, if they want to punish us for having sex (because that's what this is - a ploy to control women) then we should probably not have sex with them. Or anyone, until it's safe to do so. #NoRightsNoNookie Spread the word.

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In Iceland, only 75% joined because 25% really couldn't do a long term protest.

Thing is, it ended up only being a few days. Most men already agreed.

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“Court packing” is a R talking point. The truth is expanding the court as judicial districts have expanded, plus additional justices for tie breaking.

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Too bad the R's got in with the label first. I've been trying to come up with a pithy title for what it is when you steal a nomination from a president with nine months to go to an election, and then lame-duck hammer through another nomination in, like, nine minutes.

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I tend to lean toward looking at the economics of issues. This would enormously affect women in the workplace. Would an employer hesitate to hire or promote women who, if they became pregnant, would curtail the job in some way as a consequence?

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They do now. At one job where I worked at HQS, I asked for assistants to handle various parts of the planet. When I started looking to fill those slots, I was told I couldn't hire young women who might have babies and quit. I asked what about young men who could take the training and make more money elsewhere - and was told that was a risk we could not control, but we could avoid hiring young women.

In reality, I had no interest in young people at all, what I wanted to hire was 45+ women who had raised children, because most of them make excellent managers.

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San Francisco has one liberal talk-radio channel: AM810. I listened on and off quite a bit, and it is striking how confused even self-selected pro-choice inclined people are. Maybe there's some denial or wishful thinking: "Can't women just use birth control?" - "The morning-after pill will still be available, right?" One old lady wanted us to know, for a fact, that there are only 2 days per month that a woman can get pregnant, so can't we even abstain for 2 days? (You know, sex-obsessed sluts that we are.) Little mention of "...no exception for rape, incest, age or threat to a woman's life." As with so many issues, many have not been paying attention and can't get their heads around how dire this is. Thom had a caller awhile back who was flabbergasted when she though she was having a reasonable discussion with another woman. She put out the point that women will die of illegal abortions, and her "reasonable" friend said, "They deserve it." The folks (including our fellow females)who hate Roe are cool with more death, and the principle that it's the woman's, (or little girl's) own fault.

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I started a long comment but then apparently got timed out. In short the Court opinion is another instance of the interference of the Church in State affairs as this mandate is largely coming from the religious right.

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As well as the filibuster as Bernie has again been stumping for. The theocratic kings and queens, including Clarence Thomas courtesy of Joe Biden, cannot be allowed to turn back the clock according to ancient books of fiction. Democratic leadership is so incredibly weak they can't even protect us from this.

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This article is 100% on target, but we'd need a congress to pass laws. We haven't had a congress in 50 years.

Might be a result of Americans not bothering to vote, or call or write members of congress, or to march, or do ANYTHING but get mad because the NaziRepublican Party criminals only get bolder and more vicious the longer we allow the NaziRepublican Party criminals to steal, grift, kill, lie, and suppress freedom with total confidence that congress will never prosecute the NaziRepublican Party criminals, and we voters will re-elect the people who OPENLY take bribes and don't prosecute the NaziRepublican Party criminals.

You get the government you elect.

It's pointless to whine about how "THEY" aren't doing their jobs as long as we voters fail to do the only two duties required of voters by the US Constitution, VOTING AND PROTESTING.

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May 5, 2022·edited May 5, 2022

Reading the history, it appears that the right-wing have always had their share of jackasses. We can’t count on the two misfits in the Dem party, so we need desperately to take the House and Senate because the Obergefell decision and others will be done away with sooner than you think.

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sub to Thom's Daily Stack: "Alito cites judge who..." Sarah K. Burns: Anchorage Daily News published column by Monica Hesse, a columnist for WaPo, under title: "The Unmerciful ending of Roe v. Wade." Good sayin', girl.

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Re: the filibuster. The gravity of the Roe issues might be enough to have another talk with Sinema, but the good folks back in W. Va. might burn Manchin in effigy if he lifts a finger for women's rights of any kind.

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May 3, 2022·edited May 3, 2022

Did someone want this to blow-over or blow-up? They are gunning for the person that released this. What if it was one of the justices? Was it a law clerk that was outraged? I am hoping it's a clerk that is about to become famous. It could be the start of an interesting legal career if they are very, very strong. Hell, it may have been a hack or some body we will never know.

I'm glad the Democratic Senators just clearly said that they were lied to in the confirmation hearings. They have their call to action and will do their duty for the sake of every woman and child dealing with a trauma, personal choice, or a health decision. Also, they know it won't end with Roe.

Since some of the justices lied to get the job, do not discount any possibilities about the way this story unfolds.

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