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First they came for our school boards...FL reThugs takeover


They want to spread Moms for Liberty/Proud Boy control throughout US. A local dem created this awesome video in response. Please watch what they've done in Sarasota, and beware.

First they came for the school boards...Florida reThugs takeover

They want to spread Moms for Liberty/Proud Boy control throughout US. A local dem created this awesome video in response. Please watch what they've done in Sarasota, and beware.

Margaret Atwood's book "Burning Questions" essays and occasional pieces 2004 to 2021

Pick and choose from these wonderful, wise and informative essays on a huge variety of topics, including great suggestions for further reading (like Marilyn French's From Eve to Dawn, a 3-volume history of women, from pre-history to the present--I know, 3 volumes, but again, reader can sample here and there)

"Praying Lady" hijacks public school board meetings

May I vent? A woman attends every local public school board meeting and signs up to speak during the public comments portion. And she does this so she can publicly pray to "Father God" while the board and attendees are forced to listen. Nothing can be done to stop her because 1st amendment, I guess. She tells god that we need his help now more than ever, lord, and goes on for the full 3-minute time allowance. She's not pleasant if you show that you're not thrilled to pray along with her. The Moms for Liberty gals and the Proud Boy attendees are A-OK with her, because god is, of course, on their side. Woke libs are hell-bound heathens and they hate us anyway--glad she annoys us, I guess.

OK, I'm done.

Proud Boys brag about helping reThugs take over local school board


Proud Boy: We helped ticket

Board members distance themselves from group

Zac Anderson

Sarasota Herald-Tribune USA TODAY NETWORK

Newly elected Sarasota County School Board members have tried to distance themselves from the far right Proud Boys extremist group, saying members weren’t involved in their cam- paigns.

That’s not what one of the Sarasota County Proud Boys says in a new social media post, though.

A message posted on the Sarasota Watchdogs website that is attributed to Proud Boy James Hoel says the Proud Boys played a big role in the election.

Hoel wrote a rebuttal to Sarasota County School Board member Bridget Ziegler’s comments in the Herald-Tribune last week, when she distanced herself from the Proud Boys after she was photographed with two of them at her election night party Aug. 23. Incoming School Board Member Robyn Marinelli also was in the photo. Ziegler told the Herald-Tribune in response to questions about the photo that the Proud Boys are “a menace.”

“They aren’t involved with the work and they played no part in the win, but they attend public events and try to photobomb every photo just to secure attention and headlines,” Ziegler continued. “These guys who show up – are total yahoos, irrelevant – and need to be called out. Why you guys continue to

See PROUD BOY, Page 3C

They “try to photobomb every photo just to secure attention and headlines.”

Bridget Ziegler, School board member

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give them any relevance is beyond me.”

Hoel disputed Ziegler’s assertion that Proud Boys played no part in her win.

“I hate to tell you this Ms. Ziegler, but the ZEM movement did include many local Proud Boys, along with dozens of other concerned parents and grandparents,” Hoel wrote, referencing the shorthand for the Ziegler, Tim Enos and Marinelli (ZEM) slate of School Board candidates. “We were greatly involved in getting you not simply elected, but through the finish line with an utter blowout victory! Despite what you believe, this is the reality of the situation.”...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022:https://sarasotaheraldtribune-fl.newsmemory.com?selDate=20220904&goTo=C01&artid=0

"Is the GOP now promoting the business of tracking women?"

From Tom Hartmann show, 8/31/2022

When the Dobbs decision came down from six Republicans on the Supreme Court, many folks were wondering how long it would take before vigilantes and GOP-controlled states might start tracking women seeking abortion services.

After all, pregnant women in Republican-controlled states didn’t just lose the right to an abortion with that decision. They can now legally be the victims of any man — be he a nosy neighbor, bounty hunter, or police authority —who wants to harass or control them. And there is no shortage of such men.

We’re there. It’s now. Between corporate data brokers and religiously affiliated Crisis Pregnancy Centers, women are under surveillance in ways never before seen. And soon we will be seeing that surveillance turned into actual prosecutorial action.

In states like Greg Abbott’s Texas, bounty hunters are now looking for ways to identify women getting abortions and friends helping them, visions of $10,000 dancing like sugar plums in their heads (and those bounties will go up to $100,000 with the most recent legislation Texas Republicans have proposed).

In states where getting, facilitating, or performing an abortion is now or about to become a crime, prosecutors looking to make a name for themselves — from those with statewide portfolios like Attorneys General to local police and DAs — dream of being the heroes of political ads in the next election cycle showcasing their high-profile arrests.

Both need data to track down women seeking abortions, and, it turns out, multiple organizations are already both acquiring, aggregating, and offering that data for sale to bounty hunters, police, and, in some cases, any person willing to pay.

The biggest players in this space of tracking pregnant women have, for years, been the so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). These organizations draw in women by advertising and marketing themselves in a way that causes people to assume they’re offering abortions or referral to places or physicians offering abortions. Privacy International calls these “honeypot sites.”

Continued at site below:
https://hartmannreport.com/p/is-the-gop-now-promoting-the-business?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_content=share&action=share

Check out website "DeSantiswatch.org"

It has a list of the BILLIONAIRE donors who are really running the state.

Huge disappointment--Sarasota school board takeover by conservative DeSantis candidates

Sarasota public education suffered a blow yesterday--3 DeSantis endorsed school board candidates won places on our "local" school board. This takeover by "Mom's for Liberty" types means DeSantis will control our local schools. Public education in Florida will go down the corporate charter school hole with input from Hillsdale College.

FREE THE TEACHERS from Tallahassee political tyranny!

Sarasota FL school board meeting is a war zone

A manufactured astroturf "citizens group", Moms for Liberty, started by a local GOP school board member, B. Ziegler, have made school board meetings here horror shows-raucous, vitriolic, and hate-full. Tonight one "Mom" told a board member he should hurry up and die. And her team of mean girl pals clapped and cackled. Grown women? Concerned about childrens' education? They have all the GOP talking points used to demonize teacher and public schools ready at hand, and the same gang attends and insists on speaking at every board meeting.
The local school board is supposed to be nonpartisan, but an election is coming up and Gov. DeSatan coming to town two days before election day to shill for his three candidates. The GOP and their billionaire donors are taking over from the bottom of local and state politics on up. If they win, the whole school board will be his toadies. And teacher morale will continue to decline, professional educators will leave, and the privatization of all public Florida schools will eventually become reality. Which is just what DeSantis, his conservative billionaire donors and grifter politicians want.

Sarasota FL School Board meeting is a war zone

A manufactured astroturf "citizens group", Moms for Liberty, started by a local GOP school board member, B. Ziegler, have made school board meetings here horror shows-raucous, vitriolic, and hate-full. Tonight one "Mom" told a board member he should hurry up and die. And her team of mean girl pals clapped and cackled. Grown women? Concerned about childrens' education? They have all the GOP talking points used to demonize teacher and public schools ready at hand, and the same gang attends and insists on speaking at every board meeting.
The local school board is supposed to be nonpartisan, but an election is coming up and Gov. DeSatan coming to town two days before election day to shill for his three candidates. The GOP and their billionaire donors are taking over from the bottom of local and state politics on up. If they win, the whole school board will be his toadies. And teacher morale will continue to decline, professional educators will leave, and the privatization of all public Florida schools will eventually become reality. Which is just what DeSantis, his conservative billionaire donors and grifter politicians want.

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