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So I was thinking, and there’s another story here. Who the fuck leaked the draft? This is important because Republicans are trying to make that the issue. There’s three alternatives: Alito, his clerks and the other justices. The liberal justices get no benefit from it leaking. It’s going to pass regardless. My guess is that the Conservative justices are trial ballooning it to see if they can pull it off this and win the midterms.

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May 3, 2022·edited May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

TRUMPUTIN fascists must be salivating at the angry chaos playing out. Don't get sucked in. Get involved. Call your local human rights activists, politicians, feminists, historians, podcasters, artists and organize yourselves even more NOW. National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood and Women's Centers everywhere have been preparing for this since 70's. This ain't just about the word ABORTION. We know this. ✌

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

Totally not surprising at all. The funny thing is the radical right GQP continually openly tells us exactly what they are going to do, they set an agenda, and work to achieve their goals by hook or crook year after year until they win. The Dems are scattered and split between those few that believe in democracy and supports workers, and those that are in congress for their personal fortunes as corporate puppets and all the DC celebrity benefits of good tables they get when they go out on the town and all the other perks. And now when the Chistofascists obtain their stated goal with the abortion issue suddenly people are clutching their pearls and acting like they didn't see this coming.

Hopefully this might have some effect on the upcoming election, but the American people's stupidity can never be underestimated. If they take back the House and Senate (we don't really have the Senate now thanks to Manchin and Sinema but we'll pretend we do because that's how Dems roll) will everyone be shocked and amazed when they start impeachment hearings on Biden and hearings on Hunter Biden and even Hillary, and every other person on the select committee they hold a grudge on. And I bet when they subpoena a Dem expect hardball tactics and not the white glove treatment the Dems give their "friends across the aisle." They've already stated their plans so believe them. When you are dealing with people that don't accept the concept that laws apply to them, thumb their nose at those that do and then receive no negative effects for doing so but gain the admiration and growing support from their base for their "bravery", what do you expect. I don't see any accountability for 2020 in our future as Dems and the Justice Department are weak as water. Tough talk with out action is just jerking off. We have no billionaires funding a thousand liberal think tanks and lobbyists working tirelessly to save democracy and now we will suffer the consequences as the highest court is now rigged in the fascist's favor just like they are rigging the systems in the red states for the upcoming elections. It's all there out in the open so let's try not to act too surprised as they take away more and more of our personal freedom.

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Very well written. I understand your cynicism, however I believe Jim has undertaken this Substack to provide knowledge, as well as to encourage solutions. And solutions, or attempts at solutions, will not come quickly or easily. We must at least start the attempt to right this. There are different ways and levels of participating in, and fighting a form of Control, or an attempt at eroding OUR control. More or less, our control at perception/reality.

I don’t disagree with you. Politics in Play is incredibly frustrating.

Please don’t let your cynicism turn into apathy.💜

Enough of nice words: Fuck these people. 😑

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May 3, 2022·edited May 3, 2022

Thanks. I feel it's impossible not to be cynical when dealing with the Democratic party at this point for all the reasons on display almost every day or about the reaction of our corporate masters that own the media now and their turning the "news" into a profit based arm of the entertainment section of their portfolio slanted to always making sure that their fortunes will be protected from the forces of a real democracy.

If I was truly apathetic I wouldn't even bother to post but I must admit after watching our country head toward third world status with lying Trump's election (with Putin's obvious help) I must admit some fatalism has creeped into my psyche due to the never ending powerlessness of the left and their total inability to successfully message the American people and the endless resources that the billionaire set have provided since Reagan to create think tanks and legal entities that work 24/7 365 at communicating among themselves and pressuring and grooming our so called "representatives" in congress to ultimately get their way. They are now reaping the results and stronger than ever.

Totally agree: Fuck these fascist pricks.

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You are welcome and I agree with you. I always voted, but until the last few years remained apolitical for the most part. The Dems need to get their shit together. I (barely) graduated High School in 1985 so I remember Reagan. I have a brother 10 years older who understood a lot of these things. He loves Science Fiction and History. He learned to use a computer in the late 70s. And he just had the wherewithal to see through the bullshit.

News has REALLY changed in the last 20 years. I am not one for bellowing (sometimes I guess 😂) but not usually when I am attempting to communicate 🙄. I have a hard enough time listening, no need to spaz. Just talk in a rather normal tone, in a more or less metered cadence. JFK. You have every right to be heated, and I know things aren’t easy for you decent men either. 💜😊

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

The person behind the K7 account cares very deeply about so many issues. I wonder where they stand on this. Weird how they don't mention it at all.

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Also love the way it's palmed off on to the pretend husband. The account operator themself of course has no view. Not like it's a big issue or anything. You know, for a ex-activist. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to discover their opinion. Can't wait.

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Haha, yeah, saw that via Steven's latest post. Right on cue. "Whoops. Guess I better say something."

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May 3, 2022·edited May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

This is only the beginning. Religious segregated schools are next. The coalition that made this court originally formed to get tax protected status for segregated religious schools. They haven’t forgot. What do you think all the anti CRT shit was for. It was to create the language they will use to re- introduce segregation. These frs plaid a long game, and might just win.

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

I can’t get over the fact that George Conway has nearly 2 million followers 🤯— are people’s brains made of mush??? SCOTUS only represents a very small part of the American people: as such it is illegitimate, and about as useful to your country as the electoral college is. What those fuckers want is for the US to backslide so fast that women won’t notice it until it’s too late. Democracy needs to be unshackled right now.

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Bonjour! Agreed 👍🏻👍🏻The George Conway thing is Super Weird to me. I don’t understand why anyone listens to him.(?!?!)

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Because he talks a good game, and he has a Yale (I think) law degree + cute dogs.

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HAHAHAHAHA!!!! The Corgi’s are cute. Not near as cute as Wani though. Yale 🙄

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

Complete violation of human rights.

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

Yes! They want a theocracy.

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

And they are have been working hard at it since the 50's.

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Yes. It’s a continuation of the organization that supported George Wallace and encouraged anti- desegregation riots through Elwin Walker and Billy James Hargis. They never left. They just rebranded with the help of fake moderate William Buckley Jr.

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They realized early on that the evangelicals, who weren't political back then, could be radicalized and used to gain their white nationalist goals. Worked like a charm and became very reciprocal and financially a blessing to the cult.

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Bingo. Interesting enough though, JBS was apparently 50 percent Catholic. Vatican I I, Roe and Franco were all big radicalization factors. In some ways, far right Catholicism is more formidable than evangelicalism because they have representation in respected academic institutions like Notre Dame, whereas evangelicals still shun higher education, which limits their ability to get positions in institutions like the Supreme Court. Note I am a Christian with an evangelical background, so I am not trying to denigrate either group as a whole, just the folks trying to psyop and weaponize them to harm others.

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Elwin Walker was the first Mike Flynn. He literally admitted to psyoping his own troops with John Birch anti-Kennedy propaganda in his autobiography. Some things never change.

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American Taliban. That’s all they are.

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

We are ready for Pussy Riot. Taking it to the streets. Start knitting your caps, gang,

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That really is the only way but the sad thing is women should have been organizing and aggressively pushing candidates that support women's right effectively, not like a corporate troll like Feinstein, and removing the Christofascists ones for the last 20 years.

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Where have you been?

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😂😂😂 Michael is just fed up. He’s a good guy.

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May 3, 2022Liked by Jim Stewartson

✊🏻💜

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That is a heavy experience to go through. And I am sorry. Horrible. Damn.

❤️🕊Jasmin Aurora 🕊❤️

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Absolutely agree. I think about the girls and women that this is going to impact and the suffering they will endure. I cannot stand that one of America’s Political Parties is this cruel. Intentionally so. I respect everyone’s decisions regarding Religion.

I live very, very close to one of the more well known Cult Leaders/Evangelical’s Compound/Church who is belligerent, a grifter to the hilt, an hypocrite, and likes to burn books. It is very disturbing driving by it. Reminds me A LOT of Waco.

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HA! Absolutely. 💕

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