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Quote from: Mr. Blackwell on July 25, 2022, 08:44:07 PMwho is that and what is the joke?
QuoteJosh Hawley, senator who ran from Capitol mob, mocked by home paperKansas City Star editorial excoriates Republican as 'laughingstock' as memes based on January 6 video proliferatehttps://www.theguardian.com/2022/jul/24/josh-hawley-republican-senator-ran-running-capitol-attack-kansas-city-star
QuoteCarl Sagan, 1995:I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance
QuoteQuoteARepublican in the South Carolina state House of Representatives fought back tears this week as he talked about the dangerous ramifications of the state's abortion ban—which he himself voted for.In just the second week after this six-week ban took effect, Collins says a doctor called him and told him about the woman, whose water broke after 15 weeks of pregnancy—far before the point of viability where the fetus could survive outside the womb but long after the six-week cutoff to receive an emergency abortion.Because the fetus had a heartbeat, lawyers advised the woman's doctors that they could not perform an abortion to remove it, even though that is the standard and absolutely necessary medical procedure. The only options were to discharge her or to admit her to the hospital and wait for the heartbeat to stop on its own—something the doctor told him could take anywhere from seconds to happen to days. That's a completely unnecessary, physically and emotionally harrowing experience, not to mention likely financially draining seeing as this woman lives in a country where healthcare is prohibitively expensive.The doctors sent the woman home. Collins explained what she was left to go through: "First, she's going to pass this fetus in the toilet. She's going to have to deal with that on her own." Then, he says he was told, "There's a greater than 50 percent chance that she's going to lose her uterus; there's a 10 percent chance that she will develop sepsis and herself die.""That weighs on me. I voted for that bill. These are affecting people," Collins said, adding that he did not sleep the entire week he heard this story
QuoteARepublican in the South Carolina state House of Representatives fought back tears this week as he talked about the dangerous ramifications of the state's abortion ban—which he himself voted for.