That Was Quick

Texas abortion ban is in effect again for now — the 5th Circuit has granted a temporary, administrative stay of this week’s preliminary injunction (which halted enforcement of the ban) to consider the state’s request for a longer stay pending appeal.


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29 thoughts on “That Was Quick”

  1. The court of appeals living up to its reputation of being packed by Trump with the aid of the Federalist Society.  It also an argument for expanding the Supremes.  It would be reasonable to have one Justice for each appellate court to do emergency reviews and recommendations to the whole.  Right now that would be 13.


  2. how CBS explained it:

    The decision comes hours after Ken Paxton, Texas’ attorney general, filed a motion asking the court to either stop the preliminary injunction, or to temporarily pause it while considering the first request. 

    A three-judge panel granted the second request, placing an administrative stay on the injunction while it considers Texas’ larger argument. The Department of Justice now has until Tuesday to respond to Texas’ motion. 


  3. a pregnant pause so to speak

    Bill reminds Democrats that Donald Trump is like a shark that’s not gone, just gone out to sea – and he’ll be back to destroy democracy in 2024.

  4. another slow mover to contemplate


    note the name on the bourbon bottle: “old turtle face” nice touch. BTW is horsey secretly hinting about 2024 – that cat that mitch is holding looks an awful lot like desantis.

  5. …laughable to assign societal rot to one guy, but sure helps with the fundraising, i’d venture🤷‍♂️

  6. Yeah, no; the whole gop and many “independents” are rotten damaged deplorable people.  Some will bubble up to the surface like the white part on top of a boil, but they are all horrible people.  
    Horrible either for being personally horrible, or for their going along with those who are.

  7. There is No Excuse for all anti-sfb republicans not switching immediately to being Democrats.  There is absolutely nothing they can do for their former party.   It is, or soon will be (I trust), gone with the wind.

    Kinzinger? Cheney? Ok, after the 1/6 hearings.

  8. But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangmen and the bloodhound look out of their faces. Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had—power.
    —FW Nietzsche

  9. Interesting political comments but nothing about the act of abortion, so here’s one for starters.  It ain’t nobodys business but the pregnant woman’s.  If an opinion or belief is wrong, then this will be dealt with at the pearly gates, that is, if you believe there is such a place..  It’s up to pregnant women to deal with the “decision,” and certainly not the government.  I know more than a few who have already been birth’d that I would like to abort; now that’s talking about the law and not a woman’s decision. I’m ready for the hue and cry.

  10. It’s totally up to a woman, in consultation with her family and her doctor.
    It just ain’t nobody else’s business. And religion has no place in the discussion.
    Nothing less will do.

  11. Nietzsche certainly ain’t defending democratic principles in that quote.  
    Democracy means stupid people get a say

  12. Even the inventors of democracy didn’t believe in democracy the way we think of it, because it’s ridiculous that the average rube should influence the broader administration of society- straight up nonsensical

  13. Do you think i’m a moron?  Hey, guess what, we agree on something, but my vote counts the same as yours!

  14. i could get behind weighted democracy: 1 vote for a HS diploma, 2 for a Bachelor’s from an accredited institution, 3 for a graduate degree, and 4 for a doctorate
    Should be an easy sell to this electorate, right?

  15. As if we needed something else to worry about…

  16. I invested a lot of time reading his stuff way back yonder because to me at the time his writing, even in translation, was like Beethoven’s music.   

  17. I knew he was fulla shit but I swear that boy could talk a dog down off a meat wagon.

    Let us face ourselves. We are Hyperboreans; we know very well how far off we live. ‘Neither by land nor by sea will you find the way to the Hyperboreans’—Pindar already knew this about us. Beyond the north, ice, and death—our life, our happiness. We have discovered happiness, we know the way, we have found the exit out of the labyrinth of thousands of years. Who else has found it? Modern man perhaps? ‘I have got lost; I am everything that has got lost,’ sighs modern man. This modernity was our sickness: lazy peace, cowardly compromise, the whole virtuous uncleanliness of the modern Yes and No. … Rather live in the ice than among modern virtues and other south winds! We were intrepid enough, we spared neither ourselves nor others; but for a long time we did not know where to turn with our intrepidity. We became gloomy, we were called fatalists. Our fatum—abundance, tension, the damming of strength. We thirsted for lightning and deeds and were most remote from the happiness of the weakling, ‘resignation.’ In our atmosphere was a thunderstorm; the nature we are became dark—for we saw no way. Formula for our happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.

    Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ

  18. I never really got Nietzsche. All that talk about God and no objective truth and perspective and such. He was the original alternative facts guy. I didn’t buy what he was selling. 
    Civil war my ass Poobah. Morons with guns talking stupid. It’s Iowa. 

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