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Thank you God! Brad Little wins Idaho R governor primary!


The two top candidates in today's primary were the incumbent governor Brad Little, and his Trump-endorsed lieutenant governor Janice McGeachin. If you don't know about McGeachin, let's just say this: every damn time Gov. Little had to leave the state on official business McGeachin would attempt to overthrow him. Happened three times.

The third most prominent candidate was Ed Humphreys, who ran on a platform of repealing the state income tax.

ABC is reporting that with 78 percent of the vote in, Little beat McGeachin 55-29, with Humphreys taking 12 percent and five other candidates splitting the rest.

Unfortunately, Ammon "I promise to work from home if elected because I'm permanently trespassed from the Statehouse" Bundy is running as an independent so we're going to have to wait until November to see Gov. Little kick his ass at the polls.

A little wardrobe advice requested

The North Idaho Pride Alliance sponsors an annual event, "Pride in the Park," every June in City Park in Coeur d'Alene. It's pretty popular among liberals of all genders and orientations. I haven't ever been because I work Saturday nights, but one of my grandnieces goes every year and says it's great.

This year, a right-wing organization is going to hold their "Gun d'Lane" rally on the same day at a park very close to City Park, and their event is after the Pride Alliance's because the gun humpers are planning to go to the Pride event and walk around.

So...if you were going to dress up a middle-aged tattooed heterosexual white guy with pierced ears and no fear of fashion so as to totally piss off a bunch of right wing troglodytes, and you couldn't put him in a floor-length gown or six-inch stiletto heels because said middle-age heterosexual white guy doesn't have time to change before going to work and he's got to haul 30-pound stacks of printing plates down a flight of stairs all night, what would you put him in?

Could a nationwide abortion ban imperil state-level marijuana legalization?

At the current time cannabis stands in a weird legal gray area. According to the federal government, cannabis and its derivatives are in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and, therefore, completely illegal nationwide. However, several blue states have enacted state-level laws that make the product legal within their borders - and the feds turn a blind eye to their doing this.

The Left notices that the GOP, if Roe is indeed overturned and the Republicans take back both houses of Congress and the White House, intend to institute a nationwide abortion ban. On this, the feds are NOT going to turn a blind eye to California or Hawaii trying to legalize abortion within their states.

Discuss among yourselves: if the federal government decides to crack down on states allowing abortion within their borders, will they also crack down on state-level weed legalization?

Where are all these good guys with guns when you need them?

Isn't that what the NRA says? "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Well...where the fuck were they when a bad guy with a gun needed shooting?

Imagine you've been put in charge of designing the next Disney Princess movie

Tell us about the princess, her handsome prince, the princess' parents, and the villains.

My movie:
The princess would be ethnic. Disney has made movies with Black, Japanese, Irish, Latina, Arabic, French, Native American, Pacific Islander and glasses-wearing princesses so...how about a princess from New York?

The handsome prince would be a cross of Riff from West Side Story and a Hells Angel. He just looks like he'd kick your ass for looking at him wrong, though; he's very kind.

The princess has two moms. One of the moms is a highly trained professional like a doctor or a lawyer, and the other one is a CEO. Her sperm donor is some asshole who used to sell stocks until he got thrown in prison for insider trading, and there'll be a huge production number about the evils of doing that.

The villains are all Republicans. There will be all the Republicans you hate that they're in a place where you could hate them. Trump will be the leader of the band, a man who wants to tear down an entire working-class neighborhood to build a building he's already been told no one wants to rent in. There will also be DeSantis, Boebert, Marjorie Greene, Boebert's husband - yes, there will be a bowling alley scene - Lindell, Sidney Powell, McConnell, Karen Fann...

Is this what freedom looks like?


Executive summary: in Wisconsin recently, someone robbed two children of their puppy at gunpoint.

This is what the Bible really says about abortion

My friends, turn in the Good Book to the Book of Numbers, Chapter 5, Verse 11, and read along with me:

Let us pray.

Then the Lord said to Moses,

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him

so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act),

and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure—or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure—

then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah[a] of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour olive oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder-offering to draw attention to wrongdoing.

“‘The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord.

Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.

After the priest has had the woman stand before the Lord, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder-offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse.

Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, “If no other man has had sexual relations with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you.

But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”—

here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell.

May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”

“‘Then the woman is to say, “Amen. So be it.”

“‘The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.

He shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering will enter her.

The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the Lord and bring it to the altar.

The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial[c] offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water.

If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse.

If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.

This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband,

or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the LORD and is to apply this entire law to her.

The MAGAts are losing their minds over Harry Gant's car


In September 1991, NASCAR legend Harry Gant won all four Winston Cup - the premier NASCAR series - races in the same car. Back then teams had multiple cars, so (1) running the same chassis week after week and (2) sweeping an entire month's races was pretty spectacular.

This weekend, NASCAR decided to have a "throwback weekend" at Darlington Raceway, SC. Old stock cars were going to parade around the track during the pre-race festivities. Current NASCAR Cup team Trackhouse Racing, who owns Gant's car, was going to run the car in the event.

Here's the problem: In 1991, Harry Gant was sponsored by Skoal, a brand of chewing tobacco. Because of various settlements made between the government and the tobacco industry between 1991 and now, no tobacco sponsorship can be displayed at a sporting event.

Needless to say, the Trump supporters in the room are losing their minds over this. Some of them are accusing NASCAR of being woke, others think they could "remove the word Skoal from the car" - which would be impossible without painting the car white; it is basically covered with Skoal logos...I mean, it fucking says Skoal on the inside of the hood, the dashboard, underneath in case the car rolls over - and everything short of blaming Biden for keeping Dale Earnhardt out of the driver's seat. (I know what you're going to say, but if those airheads think JFK Junior is going to be Trump's running mate thinking Earnhardt is going to show up at Charlotte to take some hot laps at the 600 is not outside the realm of possibility.) They're also pissed that NASCAR allowed "Winston Cup" stickers, which are two inches high and completely invisible five feet from the catch fence, on the cars but didn't allow Harry Gant's car with its foot-high logos to run.

In reality, it's one of the funniest things you'll ever see.

Next question

How does banning abortion fit into a “government is too large and unwieldy” GOP mindset? Or a “there is no such thing as a good tax” one?

If they want to do this, the government is going to need to get really big to enforce the new laws. They won’t just be able to dump it on vigilantes like Texas tried to.

Manufacturer of Lysol changes label in response to leaked Alito decision

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Spurious News Network) -- The right to abortion in the United States is under attack as never before.

On May 2, 2022, the website Politico published a draft copy of a Supreme Court decision that will overturn the landmark 1971 Roe v. Wade decision and allow states to ban abortions.

Today, the manufacturer of Lysol cleaning products has taken action to try to prevent its products from being used in illegal abortions.

"I was shocked when my assistant approached me," said John Jones, CEO of cleaning products manufacturer Reckett Benckiser. "She came to my desk and told me, 'Mr. Jones, we have got to stop people from trying to do Lysol abortions.'"

"The first thing I said to her was, 'what the hell are you talking about?' She explained and I was even more shocked. It turns out desperate women used to douche with Lysol to try to abort their pregnancies because cresol, an ingredient in the original formula that was removed from the product decades ago, could kill a fetus. It didn't work. It also injured or killed a lot of women who tried it. She even showed me ads the original manufacturer published in the 1930s recommending Lysol as a douche. Because abortion was illegal in the 1930s they couldn't advertise it for that purpose, but everyone knew what douching with Lysol was for. I agreed that we had to take action and called our legal and graphic design staffs in for an emergency meeting."

Beginning immediately, all Lysol products will bear this warning on the front label in large, bold type: "WARNING! In the 1930s Lysol products were used in illegal abortions. Lysol cannot abort a pregnancy. Lysol will injure or kill anyone who attempts to use it for an abortion. DO NOT try to use Lysol for abortion." Jones also said, "our printer has agreed to coat our labels with a product that repels ink and glue. If someone tries to mark the warning out with a Sharpie or put a sticker over the warning, it'll fall right off."

Jones also declared that Reckitt Benckiser will no longer donate money to the Republican party or any Republican politician. "If they're involved in anything that could drive women to try using our products for abortion, they will receive no contributions from us. We don't need tax cuts that damned bad and we sure don't need any regulations taken away."
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