28 thoughts on “Oh, for God’s sake!”

  1. “I was not in that moment, as a journalist or a woman, going to put a headscarf on and somehow bind myself.” CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour discusses the recent protests in Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman who was detained by the morality police for showing her hair, the qualms Iranian women have with the government and how the people of Iran want a democracy.

  2. suggestion for women in places that have strict laws about their hair and their pregnancies:

    shave your head and invoke Lysistrata strikes en masse. 

  3. Satanic Temple files sues Indiana over abortion ban (thehill.com)


    The Satanic Temple — based out of Salem, Mass. — boasts 1.5 million members worldwide, including 11,300 members in Indiana.
    Despite often being confused with the Church of Satan or Satan worship, the Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in or worship the Biblical Satan. Instead, it venerates “the allegorical Satan described in the epic poem Paradise Lost — the defender of personal sovereignty against the dictates of religious authority.”
    Under the two tenets previously explained, the lawsuit states that members of the Satanic Temple have the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy as an exercise of their religious beliefs. By Indiana criminalizing abortion, these members are being denied their religious rights which violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the lawsuit argues.
    The lawsuit in total lists five counts against the near-total abortion ban in Indiana including calling it a violation of the Thirteen Amendment, which prohibits involuntary servitude. By forcing a woman to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, the suit argues women are being put “into a condition of involuntary servitude.”


    indiana’s defense perhaps: ‘the devil made us do it”

  4. meanwhile, bye bye to my old stomping grounds tampa, st pete and clearwater

    Hurricane Ian, September 2022

    As of Tuesday (Sep 27, 2 AM ET), rapid strengthening is expected, and Ian is forecast to become a major hurricane today when it is near western Cuba, and remain a major hurricane over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. (Image above: Mon, Sep 26 at 11 PM ET)

  5. If it were only as simple as a haircut and saying no.   Like they have a choice or won’t be subject to even more punishment. It’s not just the patriarchy, either. Unchecked power corrupts.  Humans contain heaven and hell, but how to get the decent, cooperative side to show up all of the time, IDK. 

    A Bridge Will Help Humans and Lions Coexist in Los Angeles

    “In the U.S., over a thousand wildlife crossings help animals navigate the human-built world, allowing them to bypass hazardous infrastructure like highways, train tracks and aqueducts. But less than two dozen of these are overpasses, and most are in fairly rural areas. L.A.’s will be a groundbreaking test case: a wildlife crossing designed to help big cats thrive in an urban environment.”

  6. Trying not to join the doom scrollers, but lately it is as if everything I’ve always believed is circling the drain. The basic lesson of those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it is in full force. 


  7. Thank you Blue I needed that site.

    Of course, everyone should be aware that if it is a choice between the cougar and the jogger, I’m rooting for the cat. 

  8. stephen on the little asteroid shot and the bigly ass-sh*t guy

    Journalist Maggie Haberman says the former president claims he didn’t watch the insurrection live on television, and Stephen has a bone to pick with Italian fascists who are misinterpreting the words of J.R.R. Tolkien

  9. patd – looking like a whole lot of Gulf coast Florida is going to get a big washing.  A few years ago I managed the largest ARC shelter in Florida after a cane went in the Atlantic side.  It was in Ft Myer.  I expect that shelter is now open for business again.  I am not there.  Not to be too crass I wonder if property cost will drop some (just wondering for someone thinking of retiring there).

  10. I have a hard time feeling sorry for people in Florida — home of some of the worse elected officials in America.  
    I think Florida owes the rest of us a big, fat apology.
    Florida should have to wait inline behind Puerto Rico

  11. BB, that someone better be prepared to have a hard time getting insurance if they intend to own waterfront or near wetlands property.  most property ins. companies have pulled out of those regions.  suggest they stick to the higher elevations down the spine.  here’s a 2030 prediction for sea level rise

     Image result for florida sea level rise map 2030

  12. Val Demmings would be a very nice start.
    Also I hope Pogo’s pal with the bourbon collection is high and dry.

  13. That sea-level map is a worst-case 2100 AD projection, 2030 rise from now forecasted between 6-11 inches

  14. https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/politics/chris-kise-trump-mar-a-lago/index.html

    “Kise’s hiring came with an unusual price tag of $3 million, paid for by Trump’s outside spending arm. The retainer fee, paid upfront, raised eyebrows among other lawyers on Trump’s team, given the former President has a developed a reputation for not paying his legal fees.”

    “Kise left his large law firm that he had been with for more than a decade, Foley & Lardner, to take the job as a solo practitioner. He previously worked for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ transition team and has won four cases before the Supreme Court.”

  15.  Mastriano has no money, has yet to run a single ad and the gooper govs have refused to help him and is ten points behind.

  16. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/26/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-subpoena-abortion-lawsuit/

    Paxton on the lam!

    “In an affidavit, a process server said that the state’s top attorney tried to evade him as he attempted to deliver a subpoena from an abortion fund’s lawsuit against the state.”

    “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, to avoid being served a subpoena Monday, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.”

  17. https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/europe/putin-draft-analysis-intl/index.html

    “Some appear to show Russian draftees receiving news that they will be sent to the front with scant training. One widely shared video shows a woman in military uniform telling new inductees that they need to provide their own essential kit, from sleeping bags to tourniquets.”

    “Ask girlfriends, wives, mothers for sanitary pads, the cheapest sanitary pads plus the cheapest tampons,” she says in the unverified video. “Do you know what the tampons are for? Gunshot wound, you plug it in, it starts to swell and it supports the walls. Men, I know this from Chechnya.”

    “The first war in Chechnya from 1994 to 1996 ended with a humiliating defeat for the Russian Federation. It laid bare both corruption in the ranks and the collapse of Russia’s military might.”

  18. https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/politics/ken-paxton-subpoena-affidavit/index.html

    “A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that state Attorney General Ken Paxton does not have to appear at a hearing related to abortion access lawsuit after an affidavit alleged that he ran away twice from a person who was serving him a subpoena related to the lawsuit.”

    “The affidavit says two subpoenas were issued for Paxton, one under his professional title as attorney general and another addressed to him individually.”

    “Paxton’s office filed a motion to quash the subpoenas saying they were not proper and had not been effectively served.”

    “On Tuesday, a Texas judge granted Paxton’s request to quash and seal the subpoena to appear at the hearing.”

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