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June 29, 2022

Hip replacement? Cortisone shots?

Back in January and February I fell on the ice - hard - and I jammed my hip. The trauma cut off the blood supply to the femoral head and I have avascular necrosis. The femoral head is disintegrating. I have to have a hip replacement, no ifs ands or buts.

This morning I got a cortisone shot in my hip. I cannot believe I immediately feel so much better. I'll get the hip replacement this fall. When the cortisone wears off I'll be miserable again.

Has anyone gone through this and can anybody tell me how long the relief from the shot lasts?

Thanks in advance.

June 28, 2022

The media needs to hound republicans every single day asking if they still support this ...

...completely deranged, dangerous, out of control, violence-rousing, riot-inciting, coup-staging seditionist, and if they say yes they need to keep asking them WHY.

June 28, 2022

Today's testimony should be a game changer

This is just before the 4th of July weekend. We get time to think about the ideals this country was founded on (and which are being tattered right now by the SCOTUS) and the fact that a former president staged a coup to steal an election, wanted his VP dead, assaulted a SS agent, throws things against the wall in temper tantrums, etc.

And I don't think this is the peak.

But we get to think about the 4th of July and THIS WHOLLY incompetent, criminal unfit, insane motherfucker. What a fucking contrast.

June 28, 2022

Trump SPAC faces grand jury investigation

Because everything he does is a fucking crime.

Trump SPAC faces grand jury investigation

The company that plans to merge with former president Donald Trump’s social media company has received subpoenas from a federal grand jury, a setback that could complicate Trump’s plans to bring his company to the public markets.

The company, known as Digital World Acquisition Corp., revealed the subpoenas in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing dated June 24 and warned they “could materially delay, materially impede, or prevent consummation” of the deal. If the combination goes through, Trump’s business could gain access to more than $1 billion committed by investors.

The grand jury is at least the third investigative entity to scrutinize Trump’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal, after the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority opened investigations of their own.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/06/27/trump-spac-grand-jury/
June 26, 2022

Ron Johnson now says he helped coordinate effort to pass false elector slates to Pence, but his new

Ron Johnson now says he helped coordinate effort to pass false elector slates to Pence, but his new explanation drew a quick rebuke


But he said in a Thursday interview on WIBA-AM that he had since discovered the documents came from Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, and acknowledged he coordinated with Dane County attorney Jim Troupis and his chief of staff by text message that morning to get to Pence a document Troupis described as regarding "Wisconsin electors."

Kelly's office immediately pushed back on Johnson's claim, saying: "Senator Johnson's statements about Representative Kelly are patently false."

"Mr. Kelly has not spoken to Sen. Johnson for the better part of a decade, and he has no knowledge of the claims Mr. Johnson is making related to the 2020 election."

On Thursday, Johnson said Troupis contacted him by text message on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, to get a document on "Wisconsin electors" to Pence.

Johnson said he then introduced the attorney to his chief of staff by text message to handle the request. He said he did not know what the document was or intended to accomplish.

In a story by conservative reporter John Solomon and shared by Johnson on Thursday, Solomon reported Kelly also called Troupis to get elector documents to Pence that morning through Johnson.

More: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/23/ron-johnson-now-says-he-coordinated-handoff-false-elector-slates-pence/7715502001/
June 26, 2022

I am sick to death of the "if we had only done X" arguments

Enough bashing each other for what SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. Revisiting 2016 or the stolen SCOTUS seat or the fucking Jill Stein voters is not going to make our lives any better this day.

What can we do NOW?

Have you written letters to your congresspeople? Made calls? Sent money for abortion travel? Attended a protest?

No? What the fuck are you waiting for, someone else to do the work for you? If you want to save America, then let's get to work.

We need EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US to be engaged and furious and to do whatever we can. Whining about the past won't do a damn thing.

Tell me what you've done.

I've written my Senators and I've donated money for abortion funds. Tell me what you've done.

June 26, 2022

This is how you can take action NOW

Write to your Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

Here's an example letter:

I'm writing (or calling) today because I’m outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to ignore settled law and overturn Roe v. Wade. I demand Senator YOUR SENATOR support a filibuster carve-out for abortion access and pass H.R. 3755, Women’s Health Protection Act. The Senate must act swiftly to ensure pregnant women have continued access to abortion healthcare.

Codifying abortion access through federal legislation is one of our last options to protect pregnant women. Last September, the House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755), which creates legal protections for both abortion providers and abortion care patients at the federal level. The bill safeguards access to abortion nationwide by preventing restrictions such as six-week bans, mandatory delay periods, biased anti-choice abortion counseling, and medically unnecessary ultrasounds.

It is now time for the Senate to act. Nobody should face forced birth. The rights to privacy and bodily autonomy are fundamental in a free and fair society. I demand that Senator YOUR SENATOR supports and immediately passes a filibuster carve-out and H.R. 3755.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

June 24, 2022

Poor RBG is spinning in her grave.

Every time this illegitimate SCOTUS comes out with another horrifying ruling I think of RBG, but especially today.

She thought abortion should have been decided on a different case, and based on equal protection, or sex discrimination, not privacy, because she said that basing it on equal protection wouldn't allow it to be overturned. Basing it only on privacy wasn't as strong a foundation. She said that only women become pregnant, so discrimination on that basis is a violation of equality.

She said:

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.

June 23, 2022

DOJ wants to know if Sidney Powell is funding Oath Keepers' defense

DOJ wants to know if Sidney Powell is funding Oath Keepers’ defense

The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to probe possible financial relationships between members of the Oath Keepers accused of trying to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president and a nonprofit entity run by former Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell that spread false election claims.

“The government is ... protecting the record by involving the Court in the process of addressing a potential conflict before it undermines a proceeding and a defendant’s right to competent and conflict-free representation,” prosecutors wrote Wednesday.

The unusual request follows media reports that Powell’s nonprofit organization, Defending the Republic, has used some of the millions of dollars it has raised through spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to pay legal fees for Oath Keepers members facing trial. According to BuzzFeed and Mother Jones articles cited in the filing, four defendants — including Stewart Rhodes, who founded the self-styled militia group — have taken funds from Powell’s organization.

All four are accused of obstructing Congress’s counting of electoral college votes on Jan. 6, 2021; Rhodes and two others are accused of engaging in a seditious conspiracy against the United States.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/06/22/oathkeepers-defense-sidney-powell/
June 23, 2022

DOJ subpoenas Georgia Republican Party chairman as it expands Trump fake elector probe

DOJ subpoenas Georgia Republican Party chairman as it expands Trump fake elector probe

(CNN)Federal investigators subpoenaed the Georgia Republican Party chairman for information related to the fake elector scheme there -- as the Justice Department has issued a fresh round of subpoenas to people from several states who acted as rogue electors after the 2020 presidential election, multiple sources familiar with the situation told CNN.

The subpoena for the chairman, David Shafer, represents a significant step because he played a central role in organizing the fake slate of electors from Georgia and coordinated the effort with the Trump campaign.
This story is breaking and will be updated.

Smells like conspiracy.

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