Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, February 28, 2024


MAGAs claim Joe Biden's demented?


Contraception is next on the table.

Bill Pascrell, Jr.

"If you think republicans won’t try to ban in vitro fertilization, reminder that when Democrats voted last session to keep birth control legal in America 96% of republicans in Congress voted no. 96%!"


The Roman Catholic Church forbids, under the pain of mortal sin: Abortion, IVF, all contraception, (except the rhythm method, which guarantees unwanted pregnancies), including vasectomy. Period.

If fundamentalist Christians, Catholics and other religionists want to practice their religious prohibitions where reproduction is involved, they are free to do so. But fundamentalist Christians, Catholics, and other religionists have no right to force other religions and non believers to do the same.

How many Americans know that in his opinion regarding Dobbs, Justice Thomas, a Catholic, argued that the Supreme Court “should reconsider” its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access? 

Democrats should make sure that Americans know this. 

Say it. 

Say it loud and clear. 

Contraception is next on the table.

We were assured that reproduction rights were safe, because of 50 years of settled law, then came Dobbs. An Alabama Supreme Court judge just gave zygotes "personhood," with the same rights as our living, breathing children, the result of which has suspended IVF treatments in that state.

Monday, February 26, 2024

"The Trumpublican War on Girls and Women," coming to a red state near you.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – As it stands, Missouri judges cannot legally finalize a divorce if a woman is pregnant. Three other states have similar laws: Texas, Arizona, and Arkansas. While a pregnant woman can still file for divorce in Missouri, the court must wait until after a woman gives birth in order to finalize child custody and child support. 

 When it comes to domestic violence, there are no exceptions.

Unfortunately, they're not kidding. 

And this is no joke: Missouri has a ban on abortion, is considering a pending ban on contraception, and this law that prevents you from leaving your marriage if you're pregnant, even in cases of domestic violence!

And certain red states want to get rid of no-fault divorce:

Welcome to the RED United States of Afghanistan, girls and women of America.

The Coming Attack on an Essential Element of Women’s Freedom 

"...conservative politicians in states such as Texas and Louisiana, as well as a devoutly Catholic husband who tried to halt his wife’s divorce efforts in Nebraska, are attacking no-fault divorce. One of the more alarming steps taken in that direction came from the Texas Republican Party, whose 2022 platform called on the legislature to “rescind unilateral no-fault divorce laws and support covenant marriage.” Given the Republican Party’s control of the offices of governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, and both chambers of the state legislature, Texas has a chance of actually doing it."

An ectopic pregnancy put her life at risk. 

A Texas hospital refused to treat her. The 25-year-old woman and her mother blame the state’s abortion ban for a delay in care that doctors say put her “in extreme danger of losing her life”

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Friday, February 23, 2024

We knew this was coming.

Oklahoma Pols Want a Database of Everyone Who Has an Abortion 

"An Oklahoma bill that would create a database of every person who obtained an abortion is one step closer to becoming law. 

 The so-called Oklahoma Right To Human Life Act, authored by state Rep. Kevin West, passed out of the Public Health Committee last week and moves to a full House vote next month. The bill would require the Oklahoma State Department of Health to create a database in which each patient is identified by a “unique patient identifier” to track how many abortions a patient has and when. That information and the identity of the patient could be released to authorities under a court order."

Words fail me.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."--John Adams PART II

This is a blastocyst, a clump of cells formed 5-6 days after fertilization. 

At about 0.2 mm in diameter, it's the most advanced stage at which "embryos" are frozen. 

Believe it's a "baby" if you want; but that religious belief has no place in the law or in the judgment of a court.


"The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last week that frozen embryos created through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, are considered children under state law and are therefore subject to legislation dealing with the wrongful death of a minor if one is destroyed."

That is NOT a scientific or medical fact; that is a RELIGIOUS tenet. And not ALL religions adhere to that tenet, only a few.

We are a secular nation, and religious tenets, prohibitions, and laws have no place in making civil laws for we the people of all religions and NO religion.

A blastocyst is NOT a "baby." It is a POTENTIAL "baby."

ba·by /ˈbābē/ noun 1. a very young child, especially one newly or recently born.

A blastocyst is NOT a "child."

What is the official definition of a child? 

Under the law, a child usually refers to an individual who is a minor, who is below legal age or the age of majority.

The Alabama Supreme Court is in the process of establishing a state religion. The argument that humans are in God’s image is not true for a number of religions out there. It is putting one religion in a special place in the law.  Certainly, Buddhism would have a problem with this, as there is no God in Buddhism. 

So we need to ask the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, “How should a Hindu, Buddhist, Jew, Jainist, Baha'i, Shintoist, Pantheist, Wiccan, and nonTheist interpret the language in his opinion on this specifically religious idea that Alabama has made into law?”

Alabama ranked 40th for economy and quality of life but a dismal 48th for education and health. 

".According to U.S. News, 2022, Alabama is 47th in education and 45th in healthcare and 43rd in crime and corrections and 38th in overall economy and 37th in both opportunity and natural environment. It's the third-worst state in child well-being, according to the 2021 Alabama Kids Count Data Book compiled by Voices for Alabama Children. 

That data found nearly a quarter (24 percent) of Alabama kids living in poverty and 20 percent of Alabama kids experiencing food insecurity. Alabama also ranked near the bottom in life expectancy, according to that same report, with citizens in the 7th congressional district (73.2 years) expected to live a DECADE LESS than people in San Francisco (83.4 years), which had the nation’s highest life expectancy. 

Alabama also had the nation’s fourth-worst infant mortality rate. So bad that the March of Dimes gave the state an F, primarily due to a 13 percent preterm rate. The state averaged 7 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, compared to a 5.5 average nationally. (Pro-life, indeed.) 

NOTE:  But Alabama is now #1 in protecting blastocysts -- a collection of fertilized cells! --S.K.

 "Not surprisingly, Alabama was ranked the worst state in the South for women."

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


We knew the whole "Impeach Biden" scam would blow up in their faces.


But we didn't think it would be this bad! 

Ex-Informant Accused of Lying About Bidens Said He Had Russian Contacts 

"Federal prosecutors portrayed the former informant, Alexander Smirnov, 43, as a serial liar incapable of telling the truth about even the most basic details of his own life."


 "Last week, Mr. Weiss charged Mr. Smirnov with fabricating claims that President Biden and his son each sought $5 million bribes from a Ukrainian energy giant, Burisma, demanding the money to protect the company from an investigation by the country’s prosecutor general. 

 Those allegations, which prosecutors now say were brazen fabrications motivated by Mr. Smirnov’s animosity toward the president, were widely promoted by congressional Republicans who cited it as a justification for their now-stalled effort to impeach Mr. Biden."

The Congressional Republicans, at Trump's command, brought an impeachment inquiry based on lies from a liar, Smirnov.

A Liar, Trump, demanded his lackeys in Congress, Comer, Jordan, and Grassley bring impeachment proceedings against President Biden, as revenge for the TWO impeachments Congress delivered to the corrupt Trump.

It all blew up in their vicious fabricating clown faces.

The Trumpublican pols and dirty tricksters who suborned or facilitated these politically motivated malicious lies about the Bidens outgh to be held to account and be punished.

Shame! Shame! Shame! 

" mortifying as this was for the GOP, the new details add an epic twist: Smirnov didn’t just make up his fanciful anti-Biden tales, prosecutors argued, he did so after being fed claims from Russian intelligence officials. 

 In fact, according to the court filing, Smirnov 'admitted that officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story about' Hunter Biden. 

 The result is an unsettling dynamic: If the allegations from the Trump-appointed prosecutor are accurate, leading congressional Republicans might’ve served as conduits, not just for false claims, but also for Russian misinformation. 

The “scandal” isn’t what Joe Biden did, it’s apparently what his accusers did." --Steve Benen

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."--John Adams


Pay attention to what Trump and his allies' agenda is:

Trump allies prepare to infuse ‘Christian nationalism’ in second administration 

 Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, president of The Center for Renewing America, part of a conservative consortium preparing for Trump’s return to power.

"CRA’s work fits into a broader effort by conservative, MAGA-leaning organizations to influence a future Trump White House. Two people familiar with the plans, who were granted anonymity to discuss internal matters, said that Vought hopes his proximity and regular contact with the former president — he and Trump speak at least once a month, according to one of the people — will elevate Christian nationalism as a focal point in a second Trump term. "


"Vought has a close affiliation with Christian nationalist William Wolfe, a former Trump administration official who has advocated for overturning same-sex marriage, ending abortion and reducing access to contraceptives." 


"Trump is not a devout man of faith. But Christian Nationalists have been among his most reliable campaign activists and voting blocs. Trump formed a political alliance with evangelicals during his first run for office, delivered them a six to three conservative majority on the Supreme Court and is now espousing the Christian right’s long-running argument that Christians are so severely persecuted that it necessitates a federal response."


America is not a "Christian" nation, even if a majority (so far) of its citizens self-identify as Christians. A majority (so far) of Americans is white, but we do not call America a White Nation. Christian Nationalists want to fundamentally change America and turn it into a theocracy. The Dobbs decision (based on religious ideas) is one step closer to that goal.

This may be one of the reasons the Christian Nationalists are trying to fundamentally change America:

"Pew reports that 63 percent of American adults identify as Christian — but that's down from 78 percent in 2007. And in that same period the percentage of adults who say they have no religion has risen to 29 percent from 16 percent."

Tuesday, February 20, 2024


BREAKING:  The SCOTUS has rejected appeals brought by Trump-allied lawyers who faced legal sanctions for baselessly alleging in court that the 2020 election in Michigan was fraudulently won by Joe Biden.

So far, almost everyone allied with Trump trying to overturn the 2020 elections have either been sanctioned, lost their license to practice law, sent to prison, or lost their Congressional seat.


Everything Trump Touches Dies!

It is depressing to understand that...


millions of Americans want this mentally unhinged, conman and huckster back in the White House.

Americans who support this maniac for the presidency should look deep within themselves and ask, what is wrong with me that makes me think that someone who could write this embarrassing pile of lies and calumny would be stable enough to lead America?

The rant below by Trump shows a disorganized, raging paranoid mind, unfit to be a latrine cleaner, never mind the POTUS.

This is Trump's text on the killing of Alexie Navalny:

As is usual with this malignant narcissist, he made Navalny's murder about himself, and never held Putin, Trump's roll model and hero, accountable for the murder of his opponent. Something Trump must dream about, hoping to be the next POTUS.

And the lunatic who wrote these texts wants you to buy his gold high top sneakers!

What a embarrassingly colossal disgrace to our country!

Monday, February 19, 2024


The Presidential Greatness Project ranks Abraham Lincoln as our greatest president, followed by FDR and George Washington.

Donald J. Trump comes in dead last as America's worst president.


"The survey shows that while presidential scholars continue to consider Abraham Lincoln the nation’s greatest president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt has passed George Washington as the second-greatest president. President Biden enters the rankings at #14, behind recent Democrats Barack Obama (#7) and Bill Clinton (#12), but ahead of recent Republicans Ronald Reagan (#16), George H.W. Bush (#19), George W. Bush (#32) and Donald Trump (#45).

Good Gawd! It's Come To This!


The guy who wants to be POTUS again is hawking cheap gold high top sneakers at $399 a pop to help him pay the $400+ million judgements he owes in his defamation/rape civil suit and his real estate and tax fraud suits.

As for the cheap gold high tops?

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

"It will be months before TFG cult buyers will receive the $355.00 line of sneakers. according to the website, it could take at least 5 months. 

'There are no refunds. All sales are final.' 

'We are not liable for any delays in shipments,' the fine print noted."

"There's a sucker born every minute." (And they'll buy this junk.)


This was sent to me by a friend who found it on Twitter (I don't refer to it as "X."

It's only a matter of time until the embarrassing ex-president huckster sells these to his marks:

Sunday, February 18, 2024


"The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. 

The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other."--Bertrand Russell


Saturday, February 17, 2024



The great Bonnie Raitt:


They said it, not me.
Ron Filipkowski
Russian media mocks Trump supporters as “not very smart,” “rednecks,” and “primitive people” who you have to talk to with “cliches and dumb slogans.”