The MAGAfication of the Republican party


RNN it seems. :woman_shrugging:

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RN for me on your OP

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As bad as TN is, unlike in Florida, this march was condemned by leaders of both parties.


Oh I got it. Just felt like being inclusive :slightly_smiling_face:

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According to, business for truckers has been slow over the past year or so, so this will essentially result in jobs being snapped up by people who want the work.

This was noted in the article, but separate topic:

MAGA people have fundraised about 0.05% of Trump’s legal fees. WWG1WGA! Trump is a billionaire but we need to pay his bills!

Apparently choosing the Surgeon General for your state based on his opposition to the Covid vaccine has other consequences. Like, say, a measles outbreak at a school in which 11% of the kids aren’t vaccinated. And a shocking response to said outbreak.

A sixth student at Florida’s Manatee Bay Elementary School outside of Fort Lauderdale has a confirmed case of measles, health officials announced late Tuesday. However, health officials are not telling unvaccinated students who were potentially exposed to quarantine.

The school has a low vaccination rate, suggesting that the extremely contagious virus could spark a yet larger outbreak. But in a letter sent to parents late Tuesday, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo—known for spreading anti-vaccine rhetoric and vaccine misinformation—indicated that unvaccinated students can skip the normally recommended quarantine period.

That’s okay though, because according to my one nutty colleague from a previous school, “[dismissive hand wave] measles isn’t fatal.” (That was basically her whole argument against vaccination during that particular conversation. :grimacing:)

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Our in-laws did the same thing for COVID and their justification to not be vaccinated. Grandma on their side would have agreed, if COVID hadn’t taken her.


A state senator from eastern Oklahoma called LGBTQ+ people “filth” when asked about the death of Nex Benedict.

Woods said his heart goes out regarding Nex’s death, but then spoke in reference to LGBTQ+ people overall.

“We are a religious state. We are going to fight to keep that filth out of the state of Oklahoma, because we’re a Christian state. We’re a rural state. We want to lower taxes, and for people to live and work, and to go to the faith they choose,” he said.

Apparently the faith they choose can’t include LGTBQ people. Odd meaning of the word choose.

*as long as it’s an evangelical christian denomination

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The scary part is not just that he said that, but that it was well received by the audience. And then Trump spoke at the same convention 48 hours later.

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Trump commits blasphemy, receives cheers.

Striking a Christ-like pose at one point with his arms outstretched as if on a cross, Trump mentioned his legal struggles, including multiple criminal indictments and civil judgements, and said, “I take all these arrows for you and I’m so proud to take them. I’m being indicted for you.”

He also said:

“We have to bring back our religion,” Trump declared. “We have to bring back Christianity.”

CPAC is denying on Twitter that this happened. The author of the story responded by posting pictures.

Nazis appeared to find a friendly reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year.

Throughout the conference, racist extremists, some of whom had secured official CPAC badges, openly mingled with conference attendees and espoused antisemitic conspiracy theories.

At the Young Republican mixer Friday evening, a group of Nazis who openly identified as national socialists mingled with mainstream conservative personalities, including some from Turning Point USA, and discussed so-called “race science” and antisemitic conspiracy theories.

One member of the group, Greg Conte, who attended the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said that his group showed up to talk to the media. He said that the group was prepared to be ejected if CPAC organizers were tipped off, but that never happened.

If Nazis think they should be thrown out, and you fail to meet that bar, you are doing something wrong. Just saying.


I missed this a couple weeks ago when it happened. The wave of Republican states passing laws to increase teen labor has fulfilled its predictable yet tragic side effect, with a 15 year old dying on his first day on the job. Apparently the life of a 15 year old is worth $117k.

You’ll note this occurred in 2019, and was in violation of DoL standards, and involved a 15 yo migrant from Guatemala working with his brother. I am unaware of legislative AL proposals to allow teenagers work in DOL dangerous jobs. If you have other examples of proposals to permit kids in dangerous jobs, then your assertion is fine. Otherwise the two don’t tie, and is a conflation to advance talking points.

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That’s wild, when this one from MI with a child losing his hand was barely over a $1,000 fine.

The man was illegally employing a child in a dangerous job he shouldn’t have been doing.

I wonder what percentage of human hand is legally permitted in the processed meat?

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I wonder what percentage of processed meat is human hand, regulations be darned.