A short link post because that’s all I have time for.

Portraying gays as “grooming” children has been a right-wing tactic since long before DeSantis and QAnon.

A Trump supporter pleaded guilty to threatening to murder Ilhan Omar.

Florida Rep. Randy Fine sponsored a bill against cyberbullying but it appears he’s good at it himself.

Republicans are pushing lots of Stop The Steal advocates into election supervising positions. I’m glad to see Democrats fighting back.

I believe in the way our founding fathers believed in this country: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That means that homosexuals cannot procreate. This goes against our Constitution. ” — gibberish by Nevada Republican John Carlo.

“I believe we need to build horizontally, not vertically. It’s one of my speeches. Developers don’t like it when I say this, but it’s true. The higher the building, the more liberal the voter. It just is.” — Charlie Kirk, being equally irrational.

The European “Vision Zero” concept works toward eliminating traffic fatality. It’s been successful in lowering deaths in Europe but guess what, not in the United States.

“I am a misogynistic extremist.”

Dentist Paul Gosar once fought to fluoridate Flagstaff’s drinking water. Now that he’s a far-right extremist congressman, he thinks fluoride is poison.

“It’s just unfair that my sobriety should be compromised because of my sexuality,

In the UK, some women seduced by cops doing undercover work feel permanently damaged.

White supremacist Nick Fuentes claims he’s celibate because having sex with women is gay.

Fake historian David Barton keeps on lying.

I suspect this will be a problem with any attempts to nail Trump or anyone on his team for any crimes: jurors treating the trial as politics (“The juror, according to notes, had accused his fellow panelists of being biased New York liberals.”)

“Conservative narratives are totally unaffected by empirical reality, since any contact with empirical reality inoculates against conservatism” Which ties in with this quote from theologian Karl Barth about fundamentalists who “should not expect me to take the trouble to give them the satisfaction of offering explanations which they will simply use to confirm the judgment they have already passed on me.”

Colorado election officials are finding it necessary to wear body armor. Meanwhile, Republican violent rhetoric keeps ratcheting up. White supremacist Wendy Rogers (Arizona State Rep) is one of them so I’m glad she suffered Senate censure.

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