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And drag queens are the real danger to children. SMFH.

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Cruelty, especially towards vulnerable people, is Christianity's most treasured doctrine. He's established his Christian credentials pretty well.

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The more I read about US politics, the more I realise that the country needs a de-republicanification programme, more deep and more permanent than Germany's denazification programme.

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Yeah. That's exactly what we need. I just don't expect it to happen...๐Ÿ˜“

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It probably will happen but it will take the cycle of 2 or 3 more generations to get it to the other side.

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Louisiana. Quelle surprise, non?

Rated dead last Overall as "Best State to Live In." Also rated dead last in both Economy and Crimes/Corrections. Next-to-last in both Infrastructure and Natural Environment. 48th in Opportunity. 46th in Education. 45th in Health Care. Their sole "bright spot?" 38th in Fiscal Stability.

Lousyana is already a bible belt state (read: kkkonservative kkkristian). What does this Bayou bubblehead think he's going to further promote? Running as a Christian? Raymond hasn't even got his foot in the door and shows that he has no clue about Article 6, Clause 3 of the US Constitution. Little wonder the Pelican State is 46th in Education.

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"Quelle surprise, non?"

Variants for your next comments "n'est-ce-pas", "pas vrai" ๐Ÿ˜

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May 27, 2023ยทedited May 27, 2023

Knew you were gonna honk on my French. And out of that whole comment, THAT's what you keyed on? :)

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I will make you one of us ๐Ÿ˜

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Resistance is NOT futile. Be advised.

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You want me to dress like a mime and pedal around on a bicycle loaded with baguettes? ;)

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I will go easy on you. The makeup and a twingo car will do ๐Ÿ˜

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"Onion Johnny"

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Thanks. Now my brain hurts.

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Winning college football and basketball teams have to count for something?

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Shocking that he's a Trump-loving Republican. Simply shocking. /s Teachers do not have the right to assault the children in their care, for any reason. I'm pretty sure this guy is capable of justifying just about anything in the name of his religion.

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How do you get little children to do what you want them to do, and stop them doing what you don't want them to do? How do you do that when you have an allmighty, benevolent, children-loving God at your disposal?

Christian standard answer: beat them!

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OT - DeNazi's war on "woke" is about rewriting reality

๐†๐จ๐ฏ. ๐ƒ๐ž๐’๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ ๐–๐š๐ซ

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ.

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โ€œThe Civil War was not about slavery,โ€ his Darlington students quoted him as saying, โ€œit was about two competing economic systems,โ€ an industrial North squaring off against an agrarian South. Slavery was a โ€œbusiness,โ€ and the free labor North and the slave South were, in essence, fighting over differing definitions of what constituted โ€œproperty.โ€

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The clearest picture of what caused the Civil War, I have argued, emerges in the words of some 50 men who served their slave states as secession commissioners in late 1860 and early 1861. They went out, principally from the Deep South states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, to explain why their states were leaving the Union and to try to persuade other slave states to join them.

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On Dec. 17, 1860, Commissioner William L. Harris of Mississippi told the Georgia General Assembly that โ€œOur fathers made this a government for the white man, rejecting the negro as an ignorant, inferior, barbarian race, incapable of self-government and not, therefore, entitled to be associated with the white man upon terms of civil, political, or social equality.โ€ He concluded his speech to the Georgians with these words: Mississippi โ€œhad rather see the last of her race, men, women and children, immolated in one common funeral pile, than see them subjected to the degradation of civil, political and social equality with the negro race.โ€

Alabama Commissioner Stephen F. Hale wrote a public letter to the governor of Kentucky on December 27, 1860, carrying a similar message. The election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in November 1860 was nothing less than โ€œan open declaration of warโ€ on the white people of the South. And โ€œthe triumph of this new theory of government destroys the property of the South, lays waste her fields and inaugurates all the horrors of a San Domingo servile insurrection, consigning her citizens to assassinations and her wives and daughters to pollution and violation to gratify the lust of half-civilized Africans.โ€

These same words and sentiments occurred over and over again in the commissionersโ€™ messages. And it seems to me that we deserve a president who is aware of this history, who is awake to the realities of our racist past. It just might help him or her govern in the interest of all of our citizens, not just those who want โ€œwoke to die.โ€

๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐ต. ๐ท๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘–๐‘  ๐ธ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘š ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘  ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ด๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ป๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ, ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘ , ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘  ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’. ๐ป๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ถ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘™ ๐‘Š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› โ€œ๐ด๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›: ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘™ ๐‘Š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ.โ€

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2023/05/27/gov-desantis-is-wrong-cause-civil-war-column/

Not to mention the Cornerstone speech and the Letters of Secession.

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Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it...

...but those who ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ history have already begun to.

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The sad thing is that many of the adults when I was growing up wouldn't have considered these punishments particularly cruel. Unusual, maybe. More likely innovative.

Republicans have made it clear that they "care" deeply about fetuses, but born children can't vote so they make perfect punching bags (and that's almost literal)

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Fetuses can be grown to become cannon fodder. GOP does like to look ahead.

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Is the 'woke agenda' like the gay agenda?

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The โ€œgay lifestyleโ€ is so terribly radical and dangerous that we need to fret about it day and night. But what IS it, exactly? Wonder no more. Hereโ€™s their complete plan, in hours per week:

56 โ€“ sleep

40 โ€“ work or school

20 โ€“ family, friends

10 โ€“ eat

10 โ€“ recreation, hobbies

9 โ€“ bathroom

8 โ€“ travel

7 โ€“ reading, news

5 โ€“ shopping

2 โ€“ puttering

1 โ€“ sex

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Woah, woah, woah. Nobody has that much sex!

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When you get them to try to define the gay lifestyle without sex, you find that the only thing they object to really is the sex.

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how do I apply for a gay membership?

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The woke agenda is setting the alarm clock so you wake up in time for the gay agenda...brunch.

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Exactly like it, in that it doesn't exist outside of the fevered minds of bigots. ;)

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I used to post this a lot when there were trolls.

The gay agenda:

Item 1. Equality.

Item 2. .........Anyone got an item 2?

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The horror ! They have slugs above their lips !

*Shudder*

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZL4rTEWU5c

You won't get much of this because they speaking a lot of polare. But the Poms were way ahead of many when it came to the gay lifestyle. Don't know how they got away with it considering it was still horribly illegal I think. Julian and Sandy. God that brings back memories. I was too young to know what was going on, but it was still funny.

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Make it stop! Make it stop!

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CHILD ABUSE. Let's call it what it is, shall we? Never mind child abuse from a person in authority and at a Christian school (yet another day that ends in "Y," I guess). Then, as if that weren't enough, he wants to run for the Louisiana State House, so he can superimpose Mosaic Law onto secular law, and he's running in a district where it's a slam-dunk that he'll win.

Honestly, it's too early in the day to be reaching for the TUMS ... or the Glenlivet.

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Is the middle of the afternoon too early ? If not, go ahead for me.

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Glenlivet with a Tums rimmed glass.

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It's just psst midnight here. Go ahead.

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Both...

Problem solved...

You're welcome.

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OT - Off on a little vacay with my gal, so whether or not I'm going to be around for the next seven days is a toss-up, depending on my access to the internet. Y'all take good care and I'll touch base as I can.

All the very best!

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Examples of cancel culture:

Book bans

Striking down 50-year-old case law

'Don't say gay' law

Not examples of cancel culture:

Charging a former president with the crimes he committed

Voting against a fascist

Convicting a child abuser

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Cancel culture is telling Christian Nationalists/Republicans/Nazis that they can't do anything they want and not face consequences.

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Sounds like the Pearls could take advice from him.

It says a lot about the parents who send their kids to this school after the first incident. Well, maybe that was a one-off, but theyโ€™re finding out about other incidents and not raising objections until itโ€™s their kid being beaten.

And you know theyโ€™ll still go ahead and vote for him just because he has the R after his name.

โ€œI donโ€™t like him. I donโ€™t like his policies. I donโ€™t like his corruption and criminality. But the democrats are evil, (they let men in dresses read to kids a couple times in other places) so, despite wanting what they offer policy wise, Iโ€™ve gotta vote for him.โ€

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I doubt most voters even put that much thought into their choices, especially at the state level. It probably goes more like this: "๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ (๐˜™) ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ."

...and that's assuming they even bother to turn up for state elections.

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Or the turpins.

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Misspelled "Turdpins."

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May 27, 2023ยทedited May 27, 2023

Nope. Turds* can be useful. The turpins belong to the same class as drumpster = hazardous waste.

* Aria ate them when she was severely underweight, she would have tried with the turpins.

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Like Mrs, Turoin in "Revelation?"

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I have no idea what you are talking about.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case

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OMG, I remember that horrifying story when it first hit the news.

The Mrs. Turpin I was referring to is a character in a short story by Flannery O'Conner, a writer with a gift for vividly portraying the twisted psyche of bigoted white trash Christians. In "Revelation," Mrs. Turpin is the loud, proud, pushy wife of a pig farmer who thinks she is Jesus's Favorite Child, better than almost everyone else around her, even other Christians, and she is quite fond of imagining her neighbors and acquaintances sorted out into neat little hierarchies, with herself at the top. Quite the self-righteous Pharisee (Luke 18: 9-14), at one point she even thanks Jesus for making her a white person instead of a n----r, which she regards as proof that Jesus really, really, really, LOOOOOOOOOOVES her the best.

The reason this is one of my favorite O'Conner stories is that Mrs. T. gets quite the comeuppance by the story's end.

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Pig food ?

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:-D

Not quite, but in a way, much worse, especially for a character of Mrs. Turpin's sensibilities.

I realize how "out there" a story like this might seem to my Northern neighbors who were not raised in the Southern milieu, but when I first read the story, I immediately recognized the type of proud, status-conscious, self-righteous, uber-judgmental, nice-nasty Southern white lady Mrs. T. represents; the Church Lady from SNL, but far, far more subtle, cloaked in "breeding," manners, and decorum; one who secretly despises everyone who is Not Like Her - a well-bred, God-fearing, middle-class Good Christian Woman, not quite a plantation-owning aristocrat, but close enough. She fully believes that she and her husband have found favor with the Almighty, as evidenced by their middle-class landowner status, allowing her to look down on so many lesser "others" around her, including blacks and poor whites.

Mrs. T's comeuppance is two-fold: physical and spiritual.

The first takes place in a doctor's waiting room, where Mrs. T. finds a kindred spirit in another Pleasantly Dressed Lady much like herself, and their shared, unspoken distaste for the White Trash Woman who occupies another seat in the same waiting room. Eventually, after hearing several racist remarks and jokes, the Pleasant Lady's college-student daughter has had enough and violently attacks Mrs. T., telling her to "go back where you came from, you old wart hog from hell." For the rest of the day, Mrs. T. broods and broods on the incident, not only affronted at such a lack of breeding and disturbed by its violence, but also certain that since God "allowed" such a thing to happen, He must have meant that message to be specifically for her. Gradually coming more and more unhinged as the day wears on, she angrily interprets the attack and the words as calling her Elect Status and even her own salvation into question.

Finally, her spiritual comeuppance occurs at the end of the day, when back on the farm, she sees a vision - a parade of souls ascending to heaven along a glowing bridge, but with blacks and poor whites leading the long procession, in the middle other people she had regarded as beneath her, and with the prideful people like herself dead last, ascending only after a purifying fire had burned away all their imagined, worthless virtues. The first shall be last, and the last, first.

For her this is not only humbling, it is devastating, to be so sure of her own worth and righteousness, then to be weighed in the balance and found so very wanting as to be at the bottom of the heap.

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Shit. I meant Mrs. TURPIN. A Flannery O'Conner character.

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Look, I can totally sympathize with *wanting* to tape kids mouths shut but it's only appropriate if they're your younger sibling and your age is still in the single digits. Sometimes. Allegedly. Seriously though, I hope this guy goes to jail, this is just disgusting. Huh, I wonder if Trump paid other people to beat his children for him since he clearly lacks all upper body strength...

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Be serious! In the Drumpf family, the wimmin folk do the child-rearing, not the men folk.

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Heh, I expect the help raised the children. The -paid- help , that is. ๐Ÿ˜

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The ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต-to-be-paid-but-likely-got-stiffed-just-like-everyone-else-who-ever-worked-for-him help, you mean.

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I hope so, maybe Barron still has a chance to be a decent human being.

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Don't count on it. Think about it. What kind of woman would marry it, knowing full well what it is? My take is, baby donny is a psychopath,and the only reason Melanoma is still with him is because she is also a psychopath.

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Well that leads to the question: Are psychopaths born or made?

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DJT had the final word on the girlโ€™s boob, nose and butt jobs. Ivanka is his own personal work of art. (too creepy to live).

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(Too creepy for any word currently in the language other than EEEEEEWWWW.

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https://eu.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2023/04/30/iowa-school-book-ban-what-is-a-sex-act-which-books-could-be-removed/70138670007/

The bill creates two exemptions: descriptions of sex acts will be allowed in human growth and development materials and in religious publications, including the Bible.

Double standards.

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As an ordained minister (ULC), I may just offer to "bless" *all* the books in my local school district, claiming books to be holy/religious.

I've already advised them that I am available and willing to serve on any book review committee should ban requests come before them.

Tak doesn't require that we think of him, only that we think.

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Yep, put the younguns to work so bid nesses won't need them filthy brown people to do the work.

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He denied doing anything wrong. Note that he did not deny the actual abuse. He just believes that the abuse ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" bullshit. And now he wants to impose those same "values" statewide? I bet that if elected, one of the first bills he would introduce would not just allow but mandate coporal punishment in schools.

This Christian Nationalist is openly stating his desire for theocratic rule. Shitgibbons like him need to be stopped.

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How is he able to run with at least two trials awaiting him ?

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If baby donny can do it, why not him?

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I remember drumpster scamming his minions since his first bid for president but not him announcing officially he would run for 2024. Did I miss it ?

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Trump announced for the presidency weeks ago, in an event which was such an utter snoozer that people were trying to get out of the hall while it was going on!

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I caught it. It was very very weak.

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Yes. November 15, 2022

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May 27, 2023ยทedited May 27, 2023

You have to be joking, right ?

Can someone tell me the best way to kill a golf carting hazardous waste without being contaminated ?

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I say we take off, nuke Mar-a-Lago from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

[with thanks to Colonial Marine Corporal Dwayne Hicks!]

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I have long wanted him to father my children.

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Truth... 'cept, it was Ripley's line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

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