23 thoughts on “Texas Bans Abortion”

  1. a call to arms on sept 18th (“justice for J6” rally)? looks like another 1/6 in the works.

    salon:

    Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., on Sunday warned that there could be “bloodshed” in future elections while echoing former President Donald Trump’s false claims about “rigged” votes.

    The far-right freshman congressman repeated the widely debunked narrative about election fraud during a speech to the Macon County Republican Party despite federal intelligence warnings that such rhetoric could spark domestic terror attacks like the January 6 Capitol riot.

    “Anybody who tells you that Joe Biden was dutifully elected is lying to you,” Cawthorn declared in a video the party posted on its Facebook page before deleting it on Tuesday following blowback.

    “The things that we are wanting to fight for, it doesn’t matter if our votes don’t count,” Cawthorn said. “Because, you know, if our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place — and it’s bloodshed.”

    […]

    Cawthorn, who spoke at Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, also called detained rioters “political hostages” and “political prisoners.”

    “The big problem is, we don’t actually know where all the political prisoners are,” he said. “So if we were to actually be able to go and try and bust them out ― and let me tell you, the reason why they’re taking these political prisoners is because they’re trying to make an example. ‘Cause they don’t want to see the mass protests going on in Washington.”

    An audience member asked Cawthorn “when are you going to call us to Washington again?”

    “We are actively working on that one,” Cawthorn replied. “We have a few plans in motion I can’t make public right now, but this is something that we’re working on.”

    Trump supporters are planning a rally in support of the arrested rioters, who they call “political prisoners,” in Washington D.C. next month. The D.C. Metropolitan Police is planning a “full activation” ahead of the protest.

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  2. as to the thread topic:

    some will argue that anti-abortion ban is proof TX legislature is trying to produce more voters, NOT just suppressing votes, killing off folks with covid and denying life & death healthcare to the needy.

    also consider their before & after positions:

    See the source image

  3. or maybe trying to produce more insurrectionists.  seems the ones they have are planning more fun & games.

    National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – August 13, 2021 | Homeland Security (dhs.gov)

    The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.  The Homeland continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks as well religious holidays we assess could serve as a catalyst for acts of targeted violence. These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.

     

  4. rolling stone august 7th:

    The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning on Friday: believers in the false conspiracy theory that Trump will be reinstated have increased their calls for violence if the former president isn’t back in the White House soon.

    “Some conspiracy theories associated with reinstating former President Trump have included calls for violence if desired outcomes are not realized,” the DHS bulletin, obtained by ABC News, said.

    […]

    Also on Friday, the U.S. Capitol Police said they were aware of an upcoming rally at the Capitol that a former data chief for Trump’s 2016 campaign, Matt Braynard, is promoting. Appearing on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Braynard talked about the #JusticeForJ6 rally, which is planned for September 18, in support of people who have been arrested in connection with the January 6th attack. “We’re going back to the Capitol, right where it started. And it’s going to be huge,” Braynard told Bannon.

  5. As I said, the chicken-fried tallyban may be emboldened by their namesake’s takeover of Afghanistan.  Put that fence back up around the perimeter.

  6. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/01/coronavirus-texas-hospital-attacks-health-workers/

    “Stressed health workers are now confronting volatile visitors and patients. “The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses,” said one hospital official in Dallas.”

    “Visitors and patients assaulting hospital staff “was an epidemic before the pandemic — it was just silent to the public,” she added. “Health care workers have been dealing with this for years, and it’s become more pronounced with the COVID pandemic.”

    “A 2013 Texas law made it a felony to assault an emergency room nurse, but legislation that would have expanded that to include nurses in other areas of a hospital died in the Texas Senate earlier this year. “

    Really? That’s the piece of legislation they couldn’t pass?

    Last year, my doctor had to install a door between the check-in and waiting area due to a maskless jerk who spit on another patient. The guy was arrested.

  7. My take on the thread topic is that Texas is the first state to mandate that rape victims carry their assailants’ babies to term. The ramifications are hard to overstate.  Texas doesn’t give a shit about its women. And WTF is SCOTUS doing refusing to stay the operation of the law while it works its way through the courts?  Dark days folks. 

  8. There are two parts to the idiotic anti-woman statute in tx.  It is the second part that might get very weird. The East German Stasi and Soviet KGB would be right a home with everybody is “deputized” to report women who might have been pregnant and are no longer pregnant. Not much can go wrong with that, right?

  9. Oh, and lest Florida be left behind, DeInsanity continues apace, and in his case defying a state court judge who ruled against him. 

    The Florida Department of Education has withheld funds from two school districts that made masks mandatory in classrooms this fall, state officials announced on Monday, making good on a threat that local school boards that required students to wear masks would be punished financially.
    The announcement is the latest twist in a political fight over masking in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, issued a ban on masks in school in July, only to be swatted back by a judge last week.
    […]

    Whatever happened to a nation of laws?  Not in FL or TX. 

  10. Ah, I see how the new law works. It allows snitches to sue folks they think were involved in an abortion. It goes around Roe v Wade.

  11. Texas trial lawyers lobbyists outdid themselves insuring attorneys will have plenty of work there.  

  12. I hope Biden now thinks long and hard about packing the Supreme Court.
     
    And on the subject of hurricane misfortunes.  Henri was sort of a bust for me.  But that’s because it took an unexpected turn to the left.  It did leave a lot of water in northern NY and eastern Pennsylvania.  We have not heard so much as a boo from Bink since it hit.

  13. am thinking it would help move things along better if nancy & chuck would employ some of these “theory of mind” dogs when trying to negotiate with kevin and mitch  🙂

    German scientists find fresh evidence of canine intelligence | Dogs | The Guardian

    […] Now researchers have found fresh evidence of canine savviness, revealing dogs seem to be able to tell whether human actions are deliberate or accidental.

    While theory of mind – the ability to attribute thoughts to others and to recognise that can result in certain behaviours – is often thought to be uniquely human, the study suggests at least some elements may be common to canines.

     

    “Our findings provide important initial evidence that dogs may have at least one aspect of theory of mind: the capacity to recognise intention-in-action,” the authors write, noting among other animals to show such an ability are chimpanzees, African grey parrots and horses.

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  14. Well. we got the remains of Ida – I had to drive to Elkins for a hearing this morning – torrential downpours, water running across I-79 and US 33 and I felt like I was driving a drunk driving simulator.  I was definitely not well attached to the road, and US 33 was shut down because a tank truck crossed the median and blew up and I was rerouted on my way back.  Had to go through Ellamore, or was it nowhere, or is there a difference?  Now it’s passed and looks like I’ll get to use the string trimmer this afternoon on my sorely neglected walkways and patio.

  15. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/01/texas-legislature-redistricting/

    “State Sens. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio and Sarah Eckhardt of Austin are asking a federal district court in Austin to take over the work of drawing up new political maps for the Texas House and Senate to reflect the state’s growth in the last decade. Joined in their lawsuit by the Tejano Democrats, a political organization, the senators argue the Legislature cannot constitutionally carry out that work in a special legislative session.“

    “Having a court redraw legislative maps could help Democratic chances for a more favorable map compared with what the Legislature’s Republican majority might draw up in a bid to hold power for the next decade in a state that is demographically moving away from the party.“

    “The Texas Constitution states the Legislature “shall” redraw the state’s legislative maps “at its first regular session after the publication” of each decennial census. “

    “Because the Legislature lacks the authority to redraw the legislative districts now, the lawsuit argues, that obligation falls to the court to ensure the maps won’t violate the 14th Amendment’s “one person, one vote” principle for the 2022 elections.”

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