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Queen Of Projection Lauren Boebert Says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is An ‘Insurrectionist’

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who has repeatedly defended the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, is now claiming that the mayor of the city of Chicago is an insurrectionist.

Boebert was triggered by a Twitter posting from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot regarding the Supreme Court and how the right-wing justices may well come after the LGBTQ community once they’ve finished taking away the right of women to make their own reproductive choices.

That led Boebert to respond:

“Insurrectionist.”

“Lori Lightfoot just issued a ‘call to arms’ to her fellow radicals directly on Twitter. While people are being slain in her streets on a daily basis, all she can worry about is endangering more lives with her reckless words. Shame on her. She should resign.”

Mayor Lightfoot is warning people to be ready for the next assault on personal rights, privacy, and freedom, so that makes her an insurrectionist? That’s complete BS. Sounds like Boebert is merely trying to tar the mayor with the same charge that has been leveled at her for her role in trying to excuse the Capitol riots.

Boebert has been busy making a complete fool of herself in recent weeks:

  • The Colorado Republican was roundly mocked on Twitter for announcing she’d written a book.
  • Boebert said anyone upset with the passage of the “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida should “build” their own Florida.

The irony of Lauren Boebert calling anyone an insurrectionist is so rich that it makes you wonder if Bobo even knows the meaning of the word.

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Disturbing Video Shows Anti-Abortion Activists Telling Pro-Choice Protesters ‘Your Body Is Mine’

Across the country over the weekend, pro-choice supporters protested, which is their right under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In New York, video taken of anti-abortion activists heckling pro-choice marchers has gone viral.

Four men are seen standing on the steps of a New York church, with one (wearing a pullover complete with an “FDNY” patch) shouting:

“You have no choice. Not your choice, not your body, your body is mine.”

FDNY is the designation for the Fire Department of New York, which led to this comment from the actual FDNY:

“A video circulating from a protest in Manhattan over the weekend shows an individual wearing a FDNY sweatshirt,” Frank Dwyer, the FDNY’s deputy commissioner of public information, said.

“The individual in the video is not a member of the FDNY. The comments made do not represent the views of the FDNY. The matter is under investigation.”

The same man is also wearing a cap which reads “America First,” a group headed by Nick Fuentes, an avowed white nationalist who also espouses white supremacy.

“Not the church, not the state, the people must decide their fate,” chant the protesters, to which the FDNY man responds:

“I am the people. The people have decided, the court has decided, you lose.

“You have no choice. Not your choice, not your body, your body is mine – and you’re having my baby.”

Another video taken around the same time shows a larger contingency of men who also harass the pro-choice marchers:

Is this what conservatives on the Supreme Court want to see happen across the United States? If so, is another civil war on the horizon?

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Laurence Tribe Calls Alito’s Draft Abortion Opinion ‘Intellectually Bankrupt’

The draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which was leaked earlier this week to Politico was crafted by Justice Samuel Alito, but the legal foundation it’s based upon is badly flawed, according to constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe, who currently serves as Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

Tribe spoke with MSNBC host Alex Witt on Sunday and made it clear he doesn’t think the Alito opinion has any value whatsoever, telling the host:

“I think it is intellectual and historically bankrupt. The founding document did not list all of the rights we have. It doesn’t say anything about our right to marry, our rights to decide how to bring up our children, our freedom to think what we will. It protects liberty in very broad terms. It protects equality.”

Tribe then explained why Alito’s reasoning is fundamentally flawed:

“This idea by Justice Alito — he is backed by the right-wing of the court and by many right-wing activists, this idea that the Constitution protects only those rights that are listed and those rights that are rooted in a misogynist history that really did not take account of women at all. It is simply a prescription for turning the clock back, not just to the 1950s, but to the 1850s. It is a regressive approach, it is not consistent with our trajectory of constitutional rights, which have expanded and expanded.”

Instead of expanding the rights granted to Americans, Tribe explained, Alito and the four conservatives who are joining him — Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett — are going to strip away one that’s existed for 50 years:

“This will be the first time that the Supreme Court has taken away by a majority vote of people who were put on the court by someone who did not even win the majority of the American people, the first time that a basic right has been taken away, that people have built their lives around for 50 years. Justice Alito says, ‘Oh, there has not been any big reliance on it, women have the vote now, women are all over the place, they are in the workplace’ they don’t need this right.’ That’s ridiculous.

“Women have risen into positions of approximate equality largely because the Supreme Court 50 years ago, or nearly 50 years ago, affirmed for them the right that we have long had, which is the right to control our own bodies and our own destinies. To roll that back is really to go back to the dark ages. We really should not let that happen.”

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WTF?! Don Jr. Says SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Was Leaked Because Elon Musk Is Buying Twitter

In what may well go down in history as one of the most vapid and moronic statements ever made by a human being, Donald Trump Jr. claimed Sunday during an appearance on Fox News that the reason a draft opinion of a Supreme Court ruling was leaked to Politico this week is because Elon Musk is buying Twitter.

Good luck trying to figure out that sort of convoluted logic.

Don Jr. was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures,” where he told host Maria Bartiromo:

“These people (liberals) are living in a bubble. They’re not looking for a level playing field. They’re looking for an advantage. They were always thrilled when they have that advantage as though they don’t have enough advantages already.”

He then added:

“They had all of social media, again, until you came up with Truth Social and then Elon Musk said, ‘Hey, how about some free speech on Twitter as well?’ Oh my God! You know, the outrage and the panic. And you see it.

“And that’s why you see the leak about the Supreme Court. They need something and they have nothing to motivate their people.”

What?! What in the hell does all that even mean? Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter, so that led to Justice Samuel Alito writing an opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade? And then a liberal leaked the opinion to “motivate” Democratic voters?

A conservative could just as easily have been the leaker, as Jonathan Chait of New York magazine pointed out earlier this week when he appeared on MSNBC:

“I want to be clear that I have no idea who leaked this and it definitely could have come from the left. but I wrote this because so much of the commentary from the right simply assumed that the leaks that come from the left and ignored the fact that we have a smaller leak three days before from the Wall Street Journal that had the same effect they’re decrying, which is to put public pressure on the justices to rule in a certain way. That is the reason why they say this leak is so dangerous, because it subjects the justices to this kind of lobbying and that is exactly why the Wall Street Journal was leaked this early version, and they really had the inside scoop on the breakdown inside of the court.”

It has long been suggested that Donald Trump Jr. may have a substance abuse problem. Based on what he said earlier today, he’s either on drugs or even dumber than we thought.

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Do SCOTUS Conservatives Want To Strike Down Roe To Create A ‘Supply Of Infants’ For Adoption?

In all of the debate over the draft Supreme Court opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, there’s a small footnote that mentions “the domestic supply of infants,” which certainly has the ring of human trafficking and the eventual creation of what can best be labeled “baby mills” where there will always be an ample supply of white babies awaiting adoption:

Such a notation is right out of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, only in this case the work isn’t fiction. Instead, it’s on the verge of becoming the law of the land, and that should absolutely terrify every American who gives a damn about women, children, the rule of law, and the future of the United States.

See, in the states where abortion is most heavily restricted, most of the women who get the procedure are minorities. And if Barrett and others on the far right were honest, they’d tell you they don’t want white families adopting black and brown babies. Instead, they want a larger supply of white babies to fill the growing demand for such children.

If the Supreme Court does indeed wind up striking down Roe v. Wade, it will flood the foster care system with babies. That will increase the demand for the most prized babies of all: White babies.

Both the Alito opinion in Dobbs and the footnote also raise the question of whether or not any of the justices their families have ever taken money from adoption agencies, which do a booming business each and every year in this country.

Twitter is filled with debate over the Barrett references in Dobbs:

What is about to happen in this country used to be the stuff of fiction. Now, however, fiction is becoming reality.