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Not to be a Debbie downer. But it’s only fucking Tuesday.

As George Carlin put it, “If you’re pre-born, you’re great. If you’re pre-K, you’re fucked.”

Indivisible is making their plans in light of the SCOTUS challenge to abortion.

Money quote: "Over the next few days we’ll be supporting and coordinating with partners like Planned Parenthood, NARAL, MoveOn, UltraViolet and others to plan mass mobilizations and other actions"

The late, great George Carlin.
Seemed fitting to share this:
Watch "George Carlin - Pro-Life Conservatives" on YouTube

Wanna read something really scary? Checkout the most recent GQP party platform, specifically page 11 😳
Full document:

Birth control, same sex marriage, it's all up for grabs now. It's not a coincidence LGBTQ people have been under attack.

The White Christian Nationalist authoritarian theocracy is here. The SCOTUS has lost credibility.

Someone accused me of hyperbole yesterday. It's not possible to be hyperbolic about this.

“You should have voted if you didn’t want this to happen.”

We did though. We voted in 2016 for a candidate that won by 3 million more votes. And we got Trump instead.

We voted in 2018 for the Senate. And we couldn’t even impeach a man who openly attempted to overthrow an election.

We voted in 2020 in the middle of a pandemic and now the very people we voted for can’t even protect the rights they supposedly believe in too. And all the time, they criticize us when we don’t protest “the right way” (when we break some company’s window) and they call us “too far left” and say our ideas aren’t possible and they cater to the people we voted them into office to oppose.

They’re going to lose the Senate and the House and the presidency in the next few years. And things will get worse. And once again we’ll vote them into office to “restore normalcy.” And once again, nothing fundamental will change.


The leak out of is disturbing - not because of the leak itself, but because of the apparent opinion of a majority of the Court that not only is not a right, but neither is:

Interracial marriage (Loving v. Virginia)
Contraceptives (Griswold v. Connecticut)
Not be sterilized w/o consent (Skinner v. Oklahoma)
Make decisions about your child's education (Pierce v. Society of Sisters)
Have gay sex (Lawrence v. Texas)
To same-sex marriage (Obergfell v. Hodges)

Alito makes it very clear that they're gunning for these, too.

There's a lot to be done to keep this from happening.

But for now...fuck these guys.

So what's the answer now? Going out and voting doesn't seem to help anymore, protesting doesn't help anymore. The GOP is destroying this country right in front of our eyes. How do we stop them now?

"And so here we are. A minority, placed in control of the U.S. Supreme Court by a president who received a minority of the popular vote and then, when he lost reelection, tried to overturn our democracy, is explicitly taking away a constitutional right that has been protected for fifty years."

cw #reproductiverights #abortion #scotus 

One could get lost in analysis regarding , and their leaked + likely to become the majority opinion on . The key takeaways are:

1. is illegitimate - results of the senate's refulsal to entertain Garland's nomination, and rush to confirm Barrett, combined with a total disregard for precedent.

2. will say that should be decided by legislatures, but that's a lie. they have, and will continue to shamelessly restrict abortion rights passed by states.

3. the combination of the illegitimacy, and intellectual dishonesty of will have real consequences, but i have no idea how to predict them.

4. people seeking to end pregnancies will suffer - their autonomy revoked by zealotry. (nb: not "the religious." not all religions are opposed to rights.)

Also out little instance is back! The mascot was created by @TheCanine :blobcathearts:

Taking a break from the afternoon break to bring you some of the most exciting new #science results from the #Exo4 #Exoplanets conference! I'll tell you why I'm excited about these in a thread!


(1) A detection of a proto-planet in the TW Hya Disk. It's currently somewhere around the size of Neptune, but still growing!

(2) 30 new Hot Jupiters from TESS! (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

(3) a sub-Earth planet around Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighbor! @asmasca

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