Reform the Court, but Don’t Pack It – The Atlantic

Mmmm, supermajority….

Of course… what is the definition of “overturning” federal legislature? The Voting Rights Act was gutted, not overturned.

Maybe we should do term limits such that each president gets to appoint two justices per term. 18 years sounds good.

What does the Bible really say about abortion?


«The Greek translation of this verse is quite different, in line with Greek views about the beginning of life: “If two men fight and strike a pregnant woman and her child comes out not fully formed, he (the striker) will be forced to pay a penalty. But if it is fully formed, he shall give life for life.”»

Tweet from Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp)

I normally just defriend lunatics on Facebook who spout this stuff, but maybe I should hang on to this.

Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp) Tweeted: @dangerdaveball Hallo, here is your unroll: @dantoujours: So just so I follow this story: Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across… Share this if you think it’s interesting. 🤖

Opinion | How can 42 percent of Americans still support the worst president in our history? – The Washington Post

So, for those who don’t follow news and commentary all THAT closely, and who aren’t all THAT familiar with Google, 😐 Max Boot is a (formerly? currently?) conservative author and columnist whose parents emigrated from Russia with him when he was 7 years old.

«A Pew Research Center survey makes clear the extent of the problem. Among those who get their election news primarily from Fox “News,” 86 percent say Trump is delivering the “completely right” or “mostly right” message about the pandemic, 78 percent that “the U.S. has controlled the outbreak as much as it could have” and 61 percent that Trump and his administration get the facts right about the coronavirus “almost all” or “most of the time.” Perhaps the most disturbing finding of all: 39 percent of Fox News viewers say that QAnon — an insane conspiracy theory that posits that Trump’s opponents are satanic child-molesters — is “somewhat good” or “very good” for the country.

I’m sorry, these are not issues on which rational people can legitimately disagree. Trump’s covid-19 message — that, as he said Saturday, “it is disappearing” — is objectively false. In the past week, daily confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States have increased by 13.3 percent and hospitalizations by 9.8 percent. Trump’s claims to the contrary, we have done far worse during the pandemic than most wealthy countries. If we had the same death rate as Canada, 132,000 victims of covid-19 would still be alive. And it should go without saying that QAnon, whose adherents have been linked to numerous acts of violence, is a bane, not a boon.»

California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

Hello, Twitter, for all of y’all saying somebody in California is going to jail for the fake ballot box thing:

«Republican refused, saying they are taking advantage of California’s liberal ballot collection law that allows anyone to collect ballots from voters and deliver them to county election offices.

“As of right now, we’re going to continue our ballot harvesting program,” California Republican Party spokesman Hector Barajas said.»