A Texas state lawmaker, Republican Bryan Slatonhas, announced that he will introduce legislation to ban minors from attending drag shows in the state but it’s perfectly fine for children to suck on the barrel of a gun.
Fox News is refusing to air the public hearings by the Select Committee about the attempted coup on January 6 starting this Thursday for obvious reasons — they promoted the insurrection and a couple of their most famous hosts could be in trouble for inciting the violence and being part of the planning. If they are going to refuse to air the most important hearings since Watergate, then they should no longer have access to press briefings in the White House for they can no longer pass for being a legitimate news organization.
“I will never forgive Fox News for what they did to my parents.” — John Collins
7 states have their primaries today. One of them is California. Los Angeles needs to elect a new mayor and a billionaire, commercial developer and Republican, Rick Caruso is trying to buy the seat by spending $37 million of his own money by saturating the airwaves and mailboxes with nonstop ads that feature rich celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Wolfgang Puck, and Snoop Dog to make him look like a star. He’s running as a Democrat but he’s no Democrat. He reregistered as one a couple of weeks before registering to run for office. He has changed his party affiliation 4 times in 11 years. Twice as Republican, once as no party preference, and then Democrat in January. He’s a Democrat on paper only. He’s banking on people being so used to seeing him on TV that they’ll just robotically vote for him just because he’s on TV, just like they did with Trump (only Trump was able to get all that TV time for free just by being outrageous all the time.) His ads are relentless and bash number one opponent Karen Bass with lies, outrageous lies, just like Trump did without consequence. She is more than qualified for the job and is prepared to solve LA’s biggest problems. Homelessness is one of the biggest ones, just like it is all over the country, and she’ll be able to use all of the many relationships she’s developed over decades with local, state and federal agencies to solve the problem unlike Caruso, who has no government experience at all (but you wouldn’t know that if you believe everything he says about himself in his ads) and lives a detached, pristine, privileged existence that has helped create homelessness — he’ll get rid of homeless people all right, but people will have to ask, “where did they go?” once they’re gone. He’s not interested in solving the problem of what makes people end up homeless in the first place. Republicans never are because they’d have to assume responsibility for not paying their employees well enough and not paying taxes. He’s just interested in getting them out of his sight. He’s a Hollywood MAGA. The red hat would ruin his $500 haircut and it wouldn’t go with his suit. His tan looks more natural than Trump’s tan, but it’s just as fake. He donated to Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell and was one of Trump’s economic advisers. He’s no Democrat and not good enough for LA! Plus he wants MORE police!
Kyle Rittenhouse can’t find a job and he blames the media for that. Not Fox News and right-wing media though because they glorify him. It doesn’t occur to him that nobody will hire him because they’re afraid he’ll shoot the place up. He thinks he’s a hero. He was honored at Turning Point USA Young Women’s Leadership Summit when they brought him out with a golden retriever and told the crowd to marry him. The crowd went crazy. Attendants were in their teens and twenties and the primary message they got at this “leadership conference” was that they needed to marry a man and take care of him and have babies.
Republican candidate for US Senate, Herschel Walker is passing out gas vouchers to people to get them to vote for him. Republicans outlawed giving people water while they wait in line for hours to vote but bribing people with gas for their cars while gas prices are high around the world and the RNC is blaming Biden is OK. When they give the vouchers away they tell people not to vote for Raphael Warnock.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used the power of the government once again to threaten the Special Olympics over mandating Covid restrictions at their Orlando events. He told them if they don’t drop the vaccine requirement, they’d be fined $27 million. Most of their athletes have compromised immune systems but because they couldn’t afford the $27 million they caved and dropped requirements designed to keep participants and attendants healthy. DeSantis also vetoed funding for a Tampa Bay Rays facility because they tweeted about gun control. He’s Trumpier than Trump.
The little town of Uvalde is going to need lots of mental health treatment for quite awhile but most of the people won’t be able to get it because they live in Texas and the governor has made health insurance and mental health services unavailable.
A new House bill that Ohio Republicans just passed calls for the inspection of a child’s genitals if anyone disputes their gender in order to participate in sports at schools and universities.
Seven states have primaries today. For the love of all that is good, just and right about what’s left of America, don’t vote for any Republicans today.