July 4th Cartoon

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CoastWatch Jul 03, 2022 12:42 PM
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...it's up to the State's, but yes, there are a lot of our freedoms at stake these days.

a-1656882677 Jul 03, 2022 02:11 PM
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Like what Coastwatch?

a-1656892640 Jul 03, 2022 04:57 PM
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Just little things like minority voting rights, LGBTQ rights, or anything else that good old Clarence and his regressive reactionary buddies doesn't find in his weird interpretation of our constitution.

a-1656894720 Jul 03, 2022 05:32 PM
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Yes, be afraid because politicians told you so and the need you afraid to fund their campaigns and vote for them. Weird interpretations of the constitution got us Roe Wade and this mess we’re in rather than politicians actually doing their job and legislating this decades ago.

ChillinGrillin Jul 05, 2022 01:18 AM
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If our freedoms were "up to the states" to decide, we'd still have slavery and child labor.

a-1656879001 Jul 03, 2022 01:10 PM
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Yup. I won't be attending any so called "independence" celebrations. This is a sad, sad time for our country. F%$# the patriarchy.

doulie Jul 03, 2022 05:00 PM
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7-3 01:10 - Probably better let the thousands of people entering the US illegally it's not a good time to enter.

a-1657040234 Jul 05, 2022 09:57 AM
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How is it appropriate or logical to attack "the patriarchy" for this stuff? I have seen this slur put forth by some apparent feminists upset with the Roe reversal et al. But a woman justice voted for that result whereas the original Roe decision itself was signed by six old men and concurred in by a couple of other male justices. We do a disservice to the cause of progress by lapsing into such jargon and thoughts.

a-1657040804 Jul 05, 2022 10:06 AM
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@9:57 - probably best to sit this one out. Our society has been built upon a white nationalist patriarchy. It's in the fabric of this country.

a-1656882624 Jul 03, 2022 02:10 PM
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Literally the opposite, they gave more power to the people. Anyone who feels the need to sit this one out would have probably sat down with the British while others went off to fight for our independence and earn the freedoms we currently enjoy.

yacht rocked Jul 03, 2022 03:05 PM
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No, it was taken from individual women and handed to state governments.

a-1656894374 Jul 03, 2022 05:26 PM
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Regardless of your feelings on the matter you’re incorrect, it was something granted by an unelected body on shaky legal grounds and now has been given to the citizens, individual voters, NOT the state government.

yacht rocked Jul 03, 2022 07:28 PM
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Tell that to all the states with trigger laws.

GeneralTree Jul 03, 2022 10:33 PM
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Anonymous posters that want to argue.....

mm1970 Jul 04, 2022 04:16 AM
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So individual voters can now control my body?

Now give me your kidney. I need it.

MarcelK Jul 05, 2022 05:02 PM
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Right wing talking points are deeply dishonest. We fought a civil war over whether state legislatures should be able to deprive people of their civil rights, and one of the consequences was the Fourteenth Amendment, which the right wing ideologues dismiss with their phony "originalist" doctrine. Regressive misogynist throwback Joseph Alito notes that women and their issues aren't mentioned in that Amendment and weren't on the minds of those who drafted it--funny thing, since they were all men--women had no vote or say. For Alito and anon here, that's as it should be.

And these red state legislatures with their gerrymandering and voter suppression are not "the people" and do not represent "the people", the great majority of whom oppose their policies.

Babycakes Jul 03, 2022 02:21 PM
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Interesting take on our freedom that we take for granted. I would like to ask the wrongfully jailed Britney Griner her views on freedumb in the USA. Please contact your rep, senator, and the WH to press for her release...NOW!!!

Voice of Reason Jul 04, 2022 06:04 PM
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Wrongfully jailed? Britney did break the drug laws of a foreign country she was in.

Babycakes Jul 04, 2022 07:23 PM
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VOR: I should have used the word "detained" rather than jailed:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, the State Department said Tuesday."

Personally, I cannot belive she decided to smuggle 50 hashish vape cartridges into Russia. I suppose she may have thought that she did not have to follow the law. I assume that she is learning that the rules do apply to her, at least in Russia.

GeneralTree Jul 04, 2022 09:03 PM
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VOR policing the world - arbiter of the right.

GeneralTree Jul 04, 2022 11:57 PM
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VOR supporting Putin - lock people away forever for marijuana - typical Republiturd extremist standpoint. This is who we are fighting = Russians and the GOP who hold the same extremist viewpoints as a dictator. Still not getting why the Trumplicans love dictators - but it makes sense why they promote the Big Lie.....

ChillinGrillin Jul 05, 2022 01:27 AM
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Voice of Putin: Not only are you judging her guilty before proven innocent. You are taking the word of Russian airport police over that of a US Olympian and stellar athlete. In addition to sexually abusing toddlers and bombing and looting civilians, Russian security forces are some of the most corrupt in the world and no stranger to hostage-taking on bogus charges. I suppose you're one of the odd Trumpies that respects Putin for being a strongman and seeing him ride horses shirtless and poison journalists makes you feel warm inside.

Babycakes Jul 05, 2022 09:04 AM
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Chillin & The General: No one disputes that the 50-plus hashish cartridges are considered trafficking in Russia. No one is questioning that she was planning to sell and distribute the vape cartridges as it's obvious to even the casual observer that the number alone would not be for personal consumption. Basically, she is being looked at by Russia as a drug trafficking drug dealer. Nothing more and nothing less. She still needs your support as she is an American in a Russian prison. This has nothing to do with Trump, Trump supporters, conservatives, the GOP, patriots, and so on. It has everything to do with one of our fellow citizens schlepping drugs into a foreign country. You have to ask yourself, "What was she thinking??!!??"

Remember the theme song from the movie 'The Falcon and the Snowman'? It's a Bowie/Metheny collaboration: This Is Not America. As a side note from the article '24 Countries That Have the Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking':
"Drug trafficking, unlike drug consumption, is considered a very serious crime in most parts of the world and is usually punishable by several years of imprisonment. In some cases, even capital punishment is invoked. Trafficking is defined by carrying a specified quantity of drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine etc, and the punishments depend on the quantity, geographical location, the intent of the offender, and whether or not minors were involved."

Alexblue Jul 05, 2022 11:00 AM
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VOR, and exactly how do you know that? Not a fan of due process, eh?

Alexblue Jul 05, 2022 03:49 PM
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"No one is questioning". LOL. As if no one has ever been railroaded by a dictatorship with false legal charges.

How do you know she had the cartridges and they weren't planted by Russian security forces?

You don't.

And btw, the number of cartridges is not "fifty plus", it's two.

You just love to pull stuff out of thin air, don't you.

ChillinGrillin Jul 05, 2022 03:56 PM
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Baby: Are we supposed to take the word of the Russian police at face value? You and Voice of Stupidity are jumping to conclusions here. We're talking about police who routinely beat up people for peacefully protesting, plant evidence, and make up charges.

MarcelK Jul 05, 2022 04:36 PM
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"No one disputes that the 50-plus hashish cartridges"

Everyone intelligent disputes your nonsense.

MarcelK Jul 05, 2022 04:45 PM
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" I should have used the word "detained" rather than jailed"

Detained in jail, genius.

As for the comments from VOMonsters, no one should be surprised. He could give his hero Tucker Carlson a run for his money.

Babycakes Jul 05, 2022 05:40 PM
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MarcelK/Chillin/AlexBlue: I'll admit that the facts in the case are not completely clear, but Ms. Griner's freedom is now limited, and that's no joke. Two cartridges or fifty cartridges, does not matter (there were t-w-o vape pipes and many multiple cartridges to the best of my knowledge), she is detained in prison because of what is rightfully or wrongfully being claimed. We can sit here all day with the back and forth, and you can call me names and play games, but don't forget who is in jail right now. The four of us can look back on this one day and have a cold beer or glass of wine or shot of bourbon or whatever you want, but for now, it's best to present a common front against tyranny. God bless and please be good to others and treat them well.....even when you completely disagree.

Alexblue Jul 06, 2022 02:18 PM
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Babycakes, if you say that "no one disputes that she had 50 vape cartridges and was planning to sell and distribute the vape cartridges", then you are carrying water for a totally corrupt police state by accepting their claims and therefore implying that her detention is justified.

You don't see that?

Alexblue Jul 07, 2022 11:15 AM
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Babycakes, who are you talking to? I haven't called you any names. You do love to tell people how to comment, and then you dodge and run away rather than answering questions about your thinking and tell people to just reeeeeelaaax. As if you haven't written volumes on this site.

sacjon Jul 07, 2022 11:57 AM
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ALEX - he and VOICE seem to be using the same playbook. If anyone calls someone out for posting a verifiable lie (intentionally false statement), they howl and cry about all the "hate" from the left and then call us "libtards" or "idiots." Not saying BABY has said those things, but the constant conflation of "hate" with being called a "liar" for continually posting verifiable and blatant misrepresentations of fact while refusing to back it up, is getting old. I'm guilty as hell of over posting here, I own it, but I can't (at least only during weekdays before 6pm usually) just stay quiet when I see the constant barrage of lies (intentionally false statements) with the concomitant complaints of "hate" against the conservative posters here.

Basicinfo805 Jul 03, 2022 04:44 PM
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Is this about abortion or independence? I get it, Roe is getting challenged and that sucks, but don’t drag the rest down too - our independence, freedom of speech, democracy, etc. We have it good here compared with everyone else, and it’s because people fought for it. Show some respect for that too.

a-1656894137 Jul 03, 2022 05:22 PM
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Even after that we still have more abortion rights than nearly every other country in the world.

a-1656902556 Jul 03, 2022 07:42 PM
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5:22 - Maybe better than many third world countries dominated by religion, but not compared to the modern developed world.

edney Jul 03, 2022 09:08 PM
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You do know the Supreme Court is unelected by design and has been since day one?
"Maybe better than many third world countries dominated by religion, but not compared to the modern developed world."
You are going to need to give names of countries. Are we talking about Iceland or Brazil?
Many liberal countries have gestational restrictions that exceed most American states

GeneralTree Jul 03, 2022 10:28 PM
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Freedom of speech? "Don't say gay"

Thomas John Jul 04, 2022 07:43 AM
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Not the developed world.

GeneralTree Jul 04, 2022 09:02 PM
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Bologna - we've become the most restrictive now on "birthing". Funny you defend the US rather than defend women.

MarcelK Jul 05, 2022 04:34 PM
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I do know that the SCOTUS is not acting as the Founders intended, and anyone who denies that is morally corrupt.

Chip of SB Jul 03, 2022 08:52 PM
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This cartoon suggests that all women support abortion while only men oppose it. The truth is more nuanced. A Pew study found that 62% of women want abortion to be legal compared with 56% of men. Not as sharp of a divide as one might think.

mm1970 Jul 04, 2022 04:14 AM
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This cartoon doesn't suggest that at all. It suggests that most men aren't personally affected as they haven't lost any of their freedoms.

GeneralTree Jul 03, 2022 10:27 PM
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It's hard to celebrate seeing that the far right extremists are still pushing a coup - a big lie - - and there is no justice yet for everything that happened on January 6, 2020. It's hard to celebrate because we are at war with the fascist-right cancer in our country. It's hard to celebrate when the evangelical far-right extremists control the Supreme court. Ginni Thomas was OK rounding up Democrats and sending them to GITMO. And now the smarmy extremist Catholic Supreme Court is pushing their control of woman - and threaten to further discriminate against LGBTQ and even take away birth control. Not really caring about fireworks this year - focusing on the enemy within our country.

mm1970 Jul 04, 2022 04:10 AM
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I'm spending time right now with family in a rural red area in a purple state. I definitely had to bite my tongue a few times. The love of Trump and DeSantis is strong here.

Of course they are Catholic too, the family members.

Luvaduck Jul 04, 2022 11:25 AM
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The Roe v. Wade thing should be decided by individuals not government--or perhaps only those who could get pregnant should be allowed to vote on it locally. I spoke with an elderly and kind couple this morning who get all their news from FOX--no other source except friends--and don't check any of it. He is all-in for repeal, she is (quietly) not. Both his dominate stance and her experienced vulnerability inform their positions.

ChillinGrillin Jul 05, 2022 01:33 AM
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Everyone the right worships: Jesus, the founding fathers, Lincoln, heck even Reagan. Would completely despise the crazy hillbilly nonsense the GOP has become.

fitz Jul 04, 2022 07:10 AM
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I have noticed up here in No. County many more trucks driven by young men bearing one or two large flags flapping in the wind. Is this even legal? I don't remember seeing this in the past. More intimidation than patriotism, i fear.


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