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Judge Michael Luttig: American Democracy Is Under Attack From Within, From The Republican Party

Update to Judge Michael Luttig’s Prepared Statement For The January 6 Committee (Updated). Charlie Sykes writes at The Bulwark, Judge Luttig Has a Warning for America: It was called the “tweet heard round the world.” On the morning before the January 6th attack on the Capitol, one of the nation’s most prominent conservative jurists, former Federal Appeals Court Judge J. Michael Luttig, posted a message aimed at Vice President Mike Pence. A close friend of the late Justice Antonin

By |March 29th, 2023|National Elections, National Politics|0 Comments

American Taliban Leader Kavanagh’s Latest Iteration Of ‘Show Me Your Papers To Pee’ Bill Passes House Committee Right on cue, American Taliban leader Sen. John Kavanagh's Anti-trans school bathroom bill advances with GQP backing: Republican lawmakers are charging ahead with their attacks on transgender Arizonans, despite veto promises from Gov. Katie Hobbs, unanimously backing a measure on Tuesday that calls for separate school facilities for trans students. The House Education Committee voted 6-4, with only Republicans in favor, to pass Senate Bill 1040, which forces schools to provide separate bathroom, shower, and locker room

By |March 29th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Civil & Human Rights|1 Comment

#SackWadsackLD17 Recall Campaign

The Capitol Times reports, Wadsack recall effort underway: Freshman Sen. Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, is facing a burgeoning recall effort led by her constituents in Legislative District 17 and out-of-district organizers frustrated by controversial bills and colorful comments. “People who do live in the district, retirees, are fed up and came to me because I have an organizing background,” organizer Christina Rodriguez said. She is one of three people pushing the recall effort and said her name won’t ultimately be

By |March 29th, 2023|AZ Elections, AZ Politics|1 Comment

Kate Gallego Comments on the U.N. Climate Report and Her Participation in Conferences to Combat Rising Temperatures and Water Shortages

Last week, the United Nations (U.N.) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that shows that humanity's efforts to decrease rising temperatures by reducing the global dependency on fossil fuels (oil and coal) are mixed at best. While progress has been made with investments in clean energy sources like solar and wind, industrial interests in many nations (like the United States and China) are still making counterproductive moves to increase coal and oil production. These moves, if left

By |March 28th, 2023|AZ Government, Environment, Local Government|0 Comments

Study: The Public Does Not Support The GQP White Christian Nationalist Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

Amanda Marcotte writes at Salon, The GOP is becoming more unhinged about LGBTQ people — which will only make them more unpopular (excerpt): [I]nitially, the post-Trump era of anti-LGBTQ activism began under the pretext of "protecting children." Groups like the Proud Boys would organize protests of family-friendly drag events, baselessly arguing that people in silly costumes chastely reading children's books somehow "sexualizes" children. In Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his allies defended the "don't say gay" bill censoring

Federal Judge Rules That Sanctimonious Mike Pence Must Testify To Special Counsel’s Criminal Grand Jury

Update to Sanctimonious Mike Pence Makes Specious Arguments To Avoid Testifying To The Special Counsel’s Criminal Grand Jury. CNN reports, Mike Pence must testify about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, judge rules: A federal judge has decided that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, 2021, according to multiple sources familiar with a recent federal court ruling.

The QAnon Witch’s List Of Books To Ban (Satire)

Above: h/t to Kenny Jacobs. Tucson treasure David Fitzsimmons (miss your toons, man) did some research into the book banning QAnon Witch and came up with Arizona Senator Justine Wadsack's Banned Book List. (Note that Fitz is a humorist and satirist): Here are the top 20 books Wadsack is hoping to ban, along with the notes she made about each book. 1. “Two Bad Ants”, by Chris Van Allsburg “The ants are clearly gay.” 2. “Good night, Moon”, by

A Rise In Christian Nationalist Violence Is Being Fueled By a Permission Structure From MAGA Republican Politicians

Nilay Saiya writes at Religion Dispatches, Should We Expect To See A Rise In Christian Nationalist Violence In The US?: Troubling new details regarding the violent propensity of Christian nationalism have been revealed by a new survey on American Christian nationalism released last month. According to the PRRI/Brookings Institution data, adherents of Christian nationalism are almost seven times as likely as those who reject it to support political violence. A stunning 40 percent of Christian nationalism supporters believe that

By |March 27th, 2023|National Politics|1 Comment

Not Just Stormy Daniels – ‘Catch-And-Kill’ Payoff To Karen McDougal Is Part Of Grand Jury Testimony

So unindicted co-conspirator "Individual-1" falsely Claimed Without Evidence That Manhattan District Attorney ‘Already Dropped’ the Stormy Daniels Case at his lie-laden Waco rally on Saturday. The New York Post reports today, Ex-National Enquirer publisher David Pecker testifies before grand jury in Trump ‘hush money’ case: The former publisher of the National Enquirer testified Monday before the grand jury that’s hearing evidence against former President Donald Trump in the Stormy Daniels “hush money” probe, The Post has learned. David Pecker

By |March 27th, 2023|Courts & Law|0 Comments

CBS News: Special Counsel Is Building A Conspiracy Case Against Coup Plotter Co-Conspirators

The MAGA congressional Coup Plotter co-conspirators: 11 House Republicans attended a White House meeting with Trump to strategize about overturning the election results on January 6. Six of them later asked for pardons.: The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, offered new details on Tuesday about a meeting at the White House that involved [eleven] Republican members of Congress ahead of the meeting of the joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election. Democratic Rep. Stephanie

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