It's Friday, Ya Beatniks (MyLot Exclusive #495)

@xander6464 (21552)
Wapello, Iowa
May 28, 2021 9:01am CST
I do not believe it right for one group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society. ------------Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, in his 1972 veto message, after striking down a bill that would have banned abortion in New York. Do you remember when Republicans used to actually believe in their anti-big government rhetoric? When they stood behind their beliefs even when they conflicted with their personal feelings and used them occasionally to do something good? I do and I miss those days. How long would Donny Trump have lasted in politics back then, when the GOP still had a moral and ethical core? Don't answer that, because it's off-topic. The topic here today is, "Do I really miss those days?" Look at what's happening today, in places like Pennsylvania (Article linked below). It's wrong, horrible and intolerable but unlike the reasoned well thought out actions of previous Republicans such as Nelson Rockefeller, it's hastening the end of the GOP rather than extending its' life. And that is a very good thing. I think that some temporary short-term pain is a reasonable price to pay for the quicker demise of the Republican Party. What do you think? *** Pennsylvania to charge for miscarriages, require 'fetal death certificates'
GOP officials just can’t keep their hands off of women’s rights. Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have once again taken a step backward in reproductive health rights by changing the Keystone State’s abortion laws. At least three “pro-life” bills...
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• Preston, England
29 May
Though a Democrat at heart (and British so unable to vote in US elections) I do think you need a strong Republican opposition to create balance, but the current Republicans are so unbalanced the whole system is destabilized and off the rails
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@xander6464 (21552)
• Wapello, Iowa
29 May
If we really do need more than one party, more will emerge after we get rid of the Republicans. Us keeping the Republicans would be as unwise as Germany keeping the Nazi Party.
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• Preston, England
30 May
@xander6464 the GOP certainly needs purging in its current form and most of its present membership
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@xander6464 (21552)
• Wapello, Iowa
31 May
@arthurchappell I think it might be too late for purging.
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@erictsuma (9008)
• Mombasa, Kenya
28 May
Those are days to be remembered
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@xander6464 (21552)
• Wapello, Iowa
29 May
There was a lot wrong back then but it sometimes seems like it was then today.
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@erictsuma (9008)
• Mombasa, Kenya
29 May
@xander6464 yes you are right
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@GreatMartin (19300)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
28 May
And to quote Paul Rand "No government is going to tell me what I can do with my body" referring to vaccines but the government can do whatever they want to women's bodies????? ARGH!!!
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@NJChicaa (99371)
• United States
28 May
I saw that story a few days ago and was horrified
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@xander6464 (21552)
• Wapello, Iowa
29 May
It is very horrific.
@snowy22315 (115283)
• United States
28 May
This country is becoming a place I don't recognize. I don't know what is wrong with people today, honest to God.
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@xander6464 (21552)
• Wapello, Iowa
29 May
A cult is in charge.