Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Everyone’s Rights Are On The Line Now

Axios tells us that the Democrats in Congress are trying to legislate protections for contraceptives and marriage equality before Y’all Qaeda and the #IllegitimateSCOTUS can gut them (all the usual disclaimers about emboldening and enigmatic bullet usage apply): Still reeling … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, civil rights, dim-o-crats, Forced Birth, marriage equality, The Yutes of Today, Theocrats | 3 Comments

Freedom to Vote is Under Attack From the Roberts’ Court

Guys, this is significant: Chief Justice Roberts is very near completing his life work of stripping-away voting rights from people he deems unworthy: you, me, and the rest of the filthy dirty hippies and the dusky, un-American hoards: As a … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, civil rights, Vote Suppression, voting | 5 Comments

Ah, Texas!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Also: the definition of insanity — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces new special session to begin Saturday Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday the next special session of the Legislature will … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, civil rights, Texas, America's Lab for Bad Policy, Vote Suppression, voting | 10 Comments

Truth to Power

This takes some brass ovaries: Our nation lost a civil rights giant one year ago today. John Lewis was a personal hero of mine — a man of principle and courage, who encapsulated all the qualities of a true leader. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, civil rights, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Vote Suppression, voting | 7 Comments

September 11: Falling into History

[Ed. Note: We’ve been running this post since the blog began. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, from 2006 when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. And given how Prznint Stupid tried to bring the Taliban … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Chimpy's Great Adventure, Civil Liberties, civil rights, Iraq, PDB 2001, September 11 | 4 Comments

Today’s Irony Alert

I have no idea what set our Stable Genius off this time (I totally know), but Prznint McTwitter went on a tear AGAINST Fox News last night. I’d post them all, but there are too many, and you can easily … Continue reading

Posted in 4th Reich, Civil Liberties, civil rights, Facebook or Faceberg, First Amendment, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Social Media, Twitter | 3 Comments

‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg

Axios tells us that Facebook said it’s planning for a possible $3 billion to $5 billion privacy fine that would set a record for the Federal Trade Commission. Why dat fine, you ask (emphasis mine): “Facebook took a $3 billion … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Goat Rodeo, Bastards, blood sucking leeches, CEO Bastards, Civil Liberties, civil rights, Facebook or Faceberg, Social Media | 2 Comments

SCOTUS To Rule on Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, for Jeebus

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases which will set the stage for a YUGE civil rights decision next year on whether LGBTQ employees are protected nationwide from being fired or not hired under the federal law that … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Goat Rodeo, Civil Liberties, civil rights, Homophobia, We Don't Serve Your Kind, Your Kind Cannot Pee Here, Your Kind Cannot Serve Here | 2 Comments

What to Expect When You Are Expecting The Worst

The LATimes gives us a primer on executive power, in terms of what Hair Führer Donald Trump* can and cannot do: Could Trump ban Muslims from coming to the U.S.? Legal experts have said he probably could: Noncitizens seeking to … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties | 15 Comments

Who’s Trump Kicking Out of the Country Today?

And so it has come to this: Hair Furer Donald Trump tells his favorite Fox News testicle cozy (Sean Hannity) that he would racially profile and kick out people like the father of the Orlando Shooter: If it were up … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Goat Rodeo, Civil Liberties, civil rights | 8 Comments