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"Neither would a married couple with only a measly three kids. "

Three shalt be the number thou shalt birth, and the number of the birthing shall be three. Four shalt thou not birth, nor either birth thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

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Three children is when you start to have large families benefits, married or not.

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Not in Norway. The support from the government is the same for each kid under 18. Single parents though, get support for one more child than what they actually have. If the other parent are dead or want have the kids every second week or something like that.

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Socialism! Communism! Stinky-poo Marxist stuff! So there!

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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023

"You're not making Christianity better, you're just making sex worse!"

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The last thing we need to be doing is encouraging more kids. There are nearly 8 billion people on the planet. Over 330 million in the US. How many more people do we need?

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They either don't think God will let anything bad happen or they think it won't matter because the rapture is coming soon – seriously.

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You can never have too many white evilgelicals.

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If you have one, no matter the skin colour, you have too many.

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One, if they have access to a nuclear arsenal.

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I learned to multiply in 3rd grade. Do I get a tax break?

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Were you full of fruit at the time? Apparently that's part of the deal.

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No, darling, all the fruits entered my life when I hit puberty. And bless their hearts, they've never gone away. 😛

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You waited until puberty? Slacker.

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What happens if some of your kids are unruly? Do you lose your tax break if you have to stone a couple of them?

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Good point. There ought to be an exception for biblically justified offspringicide.

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So long as you still have 4 living ones left after everybody gets stoned...

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If they keep this up, the Republican party is definitely going to have to change their logo to the one that was familiar in 1930s Germany -- which I shall not mention my name.

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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023

This one? 卐

G卐P

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You mean the logo Germany had when they burned my father's home in the North Cape County, he was 9? Or when they burned my mother's home a little south of that (70°N) when she was four? I think they would love that.

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Oh, good- I was worried for a minute that Texas was going to sit back and just 𝘭𝘦𝘵 Florida win the race to the bottom. Nice to see there's still some competition.

https://media.tenor.com/KDaZoE40xPUAAAAd/babylon5-b5.gif

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Well, remember NYC has entered a dark horse in the race.

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Seems more an asinus than equus. 😏

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Don't lose hope, there is still alabama, montana and louisiana.

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"Hold my beer!" - Arkansas

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Iowa: {setting down meth pipe}.....

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As a married homeowner in Texas with five kids, I wouldn't mind that sizeable chunk of change, but it ain't worth this Nazi bullshit.

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But if you ever get divorced, then you've still got 5 kids, *two* houses, and no tax break. If your spouse should die you would have to remain single to get those continued benefits. (Hemant didn't mention, but I would be surprised if there isn't a provision against shacking up)

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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023

Quick OT

A plane fueled with hydrogen made a successful test flight over Moses Lake here.

Wait a minute. An aircraft filled with hydrogen and passengers like the Hindenburg? What could go wrong?

Fortunately, Moses Lake didn't equate to Lakehurst.

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Fortunately, "fueled by hydrogen" isn't quite the same thing as "filled with leaky hydrogen gas bags and covered in magnesium painted fabric, then flown through a couple storms to give it a nice strong electric charge, as though somebody were 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 to make the stupid thing as flammable as humanly possible 𝘢𝘯𝘥 give it the ability to self-ignite the moment anyone tried to land it." Hydrogen is a perfectly serviceable fuel; it's when someone tries to use the stuff for anything 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 than combustion that it tends to get... uncooperative.

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"when someone tries to use the stuff for anything 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 than combustion"

Large electric generators are filled with hydrogen gas. It cools the rotor, it has excellent heat transfer properties, and because it's the lightest thing we have, it minimizes the energy needed to circulate it. You just have to make sure the hydrogen purity is > 98%.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-cooled_turbo_generator

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I keep on telling people that this kind of big "idea" is always rooted in misogyny that lives cheek by jowl with religious fanaticism.

And just as I posted elsewhere this week, the next item on the agenda for these wingnuts is divorce. Considering how many Catholics sit on the SC, you can count on it.

As if, for one thing, a woman will have any physical health left after giving birth to 10 kids. These men seem to think giving birth is a walk in the park.

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Divorce is 5th or 6th on the list. First they have to anull all those same-sex marriages. Make it illegal to have gax sex, take away birth control and make it illegal to update a birth certificate

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What is "gax sex?" Is it fun?

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Fun? You'll have a gay old time!

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Yabba dabba doo!

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Gay sex with wax ? 🤔

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Uhm . . . how do you determine the sex of the wax? Asking for a friend.

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Pink for male, blue for female or something like that 🤔

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What if the is pink and blue swirled together?

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Hot wax? Ow!

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Mar 4, 2023·edited Mar 4, 2023

There's a product used on surfboards called "Sex Wax."

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Neither pregnancy nor birthing labour is good for health. But that is what they want isn't it? Crippling the mothers so they don't have energy left to leave.

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Thomas and his first wife got a divorce so I don't think that one is going to happen.

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Don't get your hopes up. Or think that the Thomases would worry for one second about their current partnership. It's not about them. It's about the people they're willing to give the country to.

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It is, for those men.

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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023

Big Christian families like the Duggars and the Turpins, you mean?

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Mar 4, 2023·edited Mar 4, 2023

Yeah, 'tis the season for political theater. This bill is so laden with nonsensical discrimination that it has no hope of passing or surviving a legal challenge if it did. This is just for resume boosting.

𝐼𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡...𝐴𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑆𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒. 𝑁𝑒𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑔𝑢𝑒𝑠.

I bet they do care. I bet he knows this disproportionally helps whites, and sees that as a feature not a bug. Now, Texas has no state income tax, so I'm not sure what other sort of personal tax break they could reasonably give. Arguably, property tax is the only big individual, state, tax pot to go after. But I would bet money that if some financial analysis showed that a property tax reduction would help blacks and hispancs more than whites, he'd withdraw this bill so fast Einstein would get upset his theory was broken.

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Remember, SCOTUS isn't exactly fair, or balanced, or competent. Stare decisis is out the window, and if it weren't for Justice Three-Fifths they'd overturn Loving along with Obergefell.

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I don't know if Texass is different, but property taxes are local, not state.

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“ Slaton, who is a former minister…”

Um….why is he a “former” minister? That alone raises a great big red flag. Soviet-sized!

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Can anyone say "delusional?"

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Yes. It's spelled C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N.

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Why can't we bar religious leaders from government positions again?

Maybe it's confirmation bias, but it seems all too often like we get the worst legislation out of politicians who were or are some sort of religious leader - as in, pastor, rabbi, elder, etc. I feel like this should be a violation of the separation of church and state, even if it's technically not one; it seems like too many of them just don't, won't, or can't see a difference between their religious ideals and the rule of law. Good governance requires the ability to compromise, being faithful to a religious ideology precludes that ability. In theory, at least, it seems to me that anyone good at being a religious leader is going to make a lousy politician and vice versa.

Of course, getting elected as a religious leader is usually easier from what I can tell, so I guess that's why it keeps happening. Pardon me, I'm going to go bang my head on my desk for a bit.

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Why can't we? "No religious test for public office."

Goddies in office are supposed to keep their personal beliefs out of their decision-making. Too bad that no one reminds them of that factoid, or that they swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not their faith.

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