Supreme Court justice and his wife battled for years for a more
conservative America. New reporting shows how far she was willing to go
after Donald Trumpâs 2020 election loss.
In the year since the insurrection, a
number of friends and allies of the Thomases, and even a former Thomas
clerk, have received subpoenas from the congressional committee
investigating the events of Jan. 6. Ginni Thomas co-signed a letter
in December calling for House Republicans to expel Representatives Liz
Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from their conference for joining the Jan. 6
committee. Thomas and her co-authors said the investigation âbrings
disrespect to our countryâs rule of lawâ and âlegal harassment to
private citizens who have done nothing wrong,â adding that they would
begin âa nationwide movement to add citizensâ voices to this effort.â
If you look at polling, she has a 60% or higher favorability rating in her district.
The founding fathers would never have believed so many completely clueless people would live in this country. It's not just the US, IQ scores are falling globally. Poor education, food higher in fats and sugar, less reading, less social interaction, less community connection. The Right panders to those looking to blame and not question information. As crazy as it sounds, their base is growing.
kurtster, I think we can agree that legislated regulations are necessary for public safety and for creating a fair level playing field for producers and service providers.
In principle, yes.
The ambiguity is over 'rules'.
Norms? Social conventions? Legislated regulations? Laws?
Any of those / all of those ? It's an analogy of an observation of "the system". How about this ... rules are only for how to play the game, not how to win the game. The rules are made so complicated that you spend all your time just trying to figure out what they are and how to comply and never end up playing the game. A fools errand / Gordian Knot
How about this as an example of saying fuck you and your rules ... ??
Rogersâ new ad is predictably heavy on Big Lie rhetoric and demands to see âarrestsâ and âperp walksâ of those allegedly responsible for supposedly stealing the election.
âIf you told me two years ago that, âWendy Rogers, youâre going to be in the limelight on election integrity issues, election corruption for the nation,â I never would have imagined it,â Rogers said. âWeâve collected all this data to arguably show widespread corruption in our voting system. â¦ I want to see arrests. I want to see perp walks. I want to see everything out in the open. Elections have consequences. Stolen elections have far worse consequences.â
âWeâre on defense all the time as state legislators fighting against the vaccine mandates, fighting against the mask mandates, fighting against medical tyranny,â she continued. âThis is a long, protracted battle, and as much as the left gets away with changing the narrative, there is whatâs called âthe Overton Window of political acceptabilityâ and we have to move it inch by inch, day by day, and call out the fraud, call out the communist influence that is infiltrating this country.â
I had a roommate who also drove a coffee truck with the same outfit I did who later became the Transportation Director for a large local school district and then a big wig in our national school bus transportation organization. He passed some 20 years ago. Anyway, he told me of how he wrote a proposal for a legislative act that would create a board to write rules and regulation for the state regarding all things school busing. He also wrote the rules for minimum qualifications / certifications required for board members and the powers that they would have. He essentially created a job and wrote the rules that would make him most qualified to run the board and have last word. The legislation got passed.
I would just say that as with voting, it is not about who votes, but who counts the votes. Same with "rules". It is more about who writes them and why than what they actually are. I would say where there is a "rule" that means someone else has the last word, unless you are the one writing the rules.
The same applies in commerce. They are called entry barriers. The ones writing those rules make it as hard as possible to start up a new business to compete with their existing businesses. Happens everywhere, federal, state, county, local levels.
Mark Finchem, the Arizona secretary of state candidate backed by former
President Donald Trump, spread dangerous misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic
on social media, calling the vaccine a "crime against humanity,"
implying it was a "bio-weapon" and sharing an article last August that
suggested Covid-19 did not exist in the Canadian province of Alberta.
It is a true fact. The reports of spiking cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were all just one big collective LSD flashback gone wrong.