Another day of nightmare oppression in communist Canada 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/msNUsft7Se— Dr. Ian Garner (@irgarner) July 17, 2022
One striking thing about GOPers obsessing about the definition of words like women and recession is that they use "woke" as a blank-check placeholder for anything from "gay" to "black" to "against kids raped by their fathers being forced to bear their children" and don't care.— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 30, 2022
And second, I don't know who is selling this fantasy, but pro-life conservatives in the US are pretending now that US state laws against "abortion" really only ban the pregnancy terminations they don't approve of, while the terminations they DO approve of - ie, the terminations that save a woman's life - aren't really abortions at all and therefore are still legal.
This message of "freedom" is a powerful one, even though what it actually means is letting Canadians be racist and sexist, underpay workers, operate unsafe factories, fire teachers, & dismantle any other "state interference" that actually gives us all real freedom.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) July 3, 2022
Terminating an ectopic pregnancy is not abortion.— Michelle 🍊 (@DecertifyWI) July 29, 2022
Ectopic pregnancies are not sustainable and life-threatening. They REQUIRE a termination.
The idea that banning abortions includes ectopic pregnancies is ABSURD.
Know the facts. #AbortionIsMurder
I’m not, any termination of the fetus is an abortion. And yes it is, the right is now scrambling to redefine the terminology because they fucked up.— Brett Booth (@Demonpuppy) August 1, 2022
The extent of right-wing - conservative anger is getting frightening - it was bad enough in Canada in 2019, throwing gravel at Trudeau, but the FluTruxKlan extravaganza this winter seems to have created a fury of hate.
No, talk to a pro life OB-GYN, they will explain why Abortion and treatment that requires termination of pregnancy are not the same thing.— Cliff Wilson (@CliffWi53826478) August 1, 2022
The Town of Canmore is reinforcing the community’s values of love and inclusivity after a local business, Valbella Gourmet Foods, faced backlash for a transphobic email to Pride organizers. https://t.co/XG33GZhmP0— CityNews Calgary (@citynewscalgary) July 27, 2022
The incredible thing about this email from the owner of Valbella’s is that he could have simply not sent it. He could have chosen not to reply to Canmore Pride at all.— Matt Blair (@mjblair) July 27, 2022
He’d be enjoying a relaxing Tuesday night right now, and looking forward to a normal day at work tomorrow.
Here's a good analysis of how this could happen - mainly, because of the right-wing bubble that these people live in, where they believe they are in the mainstream and everybody secretly agrees with them:
Watching Valbella learning in realtime that 'cancel culture' and 'fuck around and find out' are really just the same thing is glorious.— Luke Fevin (@According2Luke) July 27, 2022
Tip of the hat to all the businesses out there making a stand for inclusiveness and against hate.
The Valbella Gourmet Foods drama is a good example of how the radical right's bubble has made them hilariously overconfident. The language Jeff von Rotz used is straight from right wing online discourse, which means he's spent enough time on social media to be aware of the--— Allan Mott: Beloved by Dozens (@HouseofGlib) July 27, 2022
is in full damage mode, it's reputation permanently marred, while it loses business in a way that can probably only be rectified by their giving a huge chunk of money to the organization he denounced. Apparently von Rotz was a big vocal supporter of the ridiculous--— Allan Mott: Beloved by Dozens (@HouseofGlib) July 27, 2022
But there are even hate-crimes happening in little ole PEI, for heaven's sake, just because Trudeau happened to drop in to a Charlottestown pub one day. What is the matter with people like this?
assholes he follows rail against "cancel culture". He truly thought nothing would happen to him because everyone he knows seems to agree with him--not realizing that circle of people is much smaller than he imagined and not at all representative of the whole.— Allan Mott: Beloved by Dozens (@HouseofGlib) July 27, 2022
A P.E.I. pub that received a barrage of harassment after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited last Friday just had their delivery van vandalized.— Rachel Gilmore (@atRachelGilmore) July 31, 2022
“The hate is still there, and this time it has gone way too far,” the pub wrote in a social media post. pic.twitter.com/mRGRlvlt0J
This is exactly right. https://t.co/pYmerGdS1D— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) August 2, 2022
Every day Russia stays in Ukraine it becomes weaker. https://t.co/7DI49l5431— John Spencer (@SpencerGuard) August 2, 2022
In other news, here's the latest on Trump - Christ, what an asshole!... what is happening is that Russia is losing.Russia's decision to invade Ukraine was a crime, but it was also a mistake. It is hard for any government to admit such a thing (one still awaits a judgement on America's Iraq War debacle). But it is particularly hard for a tyrant whose power rests on his image as a strong man with infallible judgement. Russia has reached the stage in the war in which it is fighting because not to fight would be embarrassing. It has reached this stage quickly.The war only ends when Putin realizes that Russia is losing it, in the precise sense that he realizes that his personal position is threatened. In other words, it is not a direct translation from territory held or lost, or from casualties taken or inflicted, but a political conjuncture that is hard to seize precisely.Most likely, Russian defeat looks like Ukrainian battlefield momentum that changes the mood in Russia and creates visible tension within the Russian state, thereby forcing Putin to change his story.
And here's number 956 of the thousand weird things Trump has done, all immediately memory-holed by his supporters:
What Biden said when Trump got COVID vs. what Trump said when Biden got COVID. pic.twitter.com/jouygb9RZs— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) August 1, 2022
Says everything you need to know about the trump family in a single twitter post. Even her own kids have no problem with this. I’d say it was fine if it were their dad, but what did Ivana ever do that was so horrible to end her life as a tax right off? Cruelty is the point https://t.co/5iPP5JWQDK— I’m sorry, did i roll my eyes out loud at you? (@DID_Sybil) August 1, 2022
Here are today's palate cleansers:
We're mostly joking about the awkwardness of Ivana's death. Can you imagine the conspiracies had the circumstances been reversed? Fall down stairs, the timing, odd coffee spill patterns, burial where the body can't be exhumed(?), tax breaks for the ex who's going broke?— NY2Clt (@CharlotteNC2022) July 31, 2022
Second, isn't this beautiful? The farmhouse that my grandparents built when they homesteaded in 1905 looked a little like this.
Today is my first day as Dean of Columbia Journalism School and I’d love to hear the strangest/funniest/most interesting thing that has happened to you on the first day of a new gig. @columbiajourn— jelani cobb (@jelani9) August 1, 2022
Winter version taken 2 years ago when I worked in the area. Beautiful old home pic.twitter.com/U6F67C1VSr— Mike Kennelly (@MikeKennelly7) August 1, 2022