She’s asking us to make exceptions for her unconscious (programmed) racism and sexual bigotry. She thinks the way she grew up is the way things should be, and that we’ve figured out our racism problem in America, when we actually haven’t, and when we are hearing overtures from elected lawmakers for it to threaten to come back again, and start a new American Civil (hot) War. That’s the real grooming that’s taken place, not the new courage people have in acknowledging what they’ve been, how ‘our Creator’ created them, for thousands of years. I have no doubt she’s legitimately concerned; that’s because she’s a racist. Of course she doesn’t know it, but that’s whose side she’s on. I never accused Trumpists of not being confused. These bans are absolutely censorship. Here we are, Republican seditionists, insurrectionists and state terrorists banning books, giving out ‘lists’ for parents to scour for. That’s the real problem, books. Meanwhile we let them get away with their politicized, violent, shit interpretations of Scripture all over my airwaves, and on our televisions. Plus Q, and Holocaust denialism.

“I have never experienced anything like that before, where a government agency or any kind of government entity was interested specifically in what kinds of books were in the library.”

That’s because the Republican Party is fascist, now. The real deal.

50-foot-tall plastic Christmas trees simply do not burn up like that

CNN reporter chases down Wisconsin man leading election investigation

Retired judge dodges CNN reporter’s questions about election review

We can’t hold the model of the workplace up as a standard by which government must adhere. Workplaces are overseen by governments, but nothing oversees government. Government, being representative of raw (base) political power, can be either a brawl, or a cooperative venture, but both are natural states; where, of course, a cooperative venture takes more maturity, and work. Fascists are not, and never will be by definition, interested in sharing power.

Another reason the talking point should be discarded is that, in addition to being wrong (and thus misrepresentative of the nature of government), it incorrectly sets corporations up in the minds of liberals and Democrats as models for government, which is a Republican talking point.

Just like businesses are not people, governments are not businesses. Government is a completely different type of organization.

What does she do there, collect up the crayons?

Of course, getting liberals to make fun of women is part of the GOP agenda; but, when they go low, go lower

As for this (below), they’re clearly trying to start a meme trend/fad. It’s not just Massey and Boebert, there are at least two others. They want Republican families all over America taking photographs of themselves with guns this Christmas, and sending them to each other (where every family member in the photo is preferred to have a gun– that’s part of the visual effect, and also part of the grift, and also part of getting more guns into the hands of Republicans). They are exploiting the Christmas buying season to sell guns. Not to mention shitting all over Jesus Christ; in particular, Matthew 26:51-52. That anti-Christian messaging is actually really important, as is “triggering” the other side, both to bemoan the fact that they’re doing it, and to get the left to do it themselves (because, as I’ve said, they are trying to accelerate a hot war). This GOP, to the extent it’s self-aware, knows it’s not Christian. Its gods are earthly money/pleasure; state power; racial (in this case, White) supremacy; patriarchy, and guns. No different from the scumbags who are running every other autocracy on Earth. It knows that real Christians are theoretically the most dangerous enemy it faces. In theory, real Christians should not fear death. Real Christians ran the underground railroads; in fact, they were perfect for not being suspected of it. Northern Christian pastors were the ones who shouted down the Southern Christian pastors who were advocating for slavery. Both couldn’t be correct. The potential for being a false Christian is real. And, if you’re a Christian, you should take that fact very seriously. Very few false Christians actually know they’re false Christians.

Matthew 7:21-23
English Standard Version
I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Ephesians 4
New International Version
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it[a] says:

“When he ascended on high,
he took many captives
and gave gifts to his people.”[b]

9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[c]? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Instructions for Christian Living
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”[d]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

If the celiac disease claim is true, and it looks like it is, then that’s serious, and something that the jail should fix. Otherwise it gives goons like Moron Taylor Greene the high ground. No, I don’t want jails giving gluten to people who get sick from it. Gluten intolerance varies largely in personal response. Some people get very sick from it. But, I’d except the jail to confirm it first. Demand they prove it makes them sick from past medical history. If it’s proven they’re lying about it, add some punishment. Otherwise such dietary food claims are clearly ripe for abuse, and discourage/disaffect those prisoners who make legitimate claims. If the prisoners were serious about it, they’d provide documentation for it.

This might really be prisoner abuse, something we can expect in many American jails these days, regardless of our politics, although ironically it is Picciano’s politics, and party, that has made many American jails more uncomfortable, today, than they should be.

Last I checked, it was Democrats who were trying to do police/prison reform.

From the Associated Press:

“SEATTLE (AP) — A Michigan man says he lost about 35 pounds and was malnourished to the point of unconsciousness during a three-week stay in a Washington state jail early this year because staff failed to provide him gluten-free food to accommodate his celiac disease.

“Gaven Picciano, 26, filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the Clark County Jail in Vancouver, Washington, as well as NaphCare Inc., the for-profit Alabama company that provides medical services at the jail, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Wednesday. According to one of his attorneys, Washington, D.C.-based Mary Vargas, he weighed about 200 pounds (90.7 kg) when he entered the jail Jan. 30 and 165 pounds (74.8 kg) when he left it Feb. 20.

“In an email, Emily Sheldrick, chief civil deputy with the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office, declined to comment on the case, citing county policy. NaphCare did not immediately return an email seeking comment. Last year, the company joined a Virginia jail in agreeing to pay $3 million to the family of a mentally ill man who died after suffering severe weight loss there.

“The lawsuit alleges that Picciano repeatedly asked jail staff verbally and in writing for gluten-free food. At one point, guards told him to trade the gluten-containing food he couldn’t eat with other prisoners for food that he could, like bananas. At another, they told him just not to eat anything that would make him sick.

“After nine days with virtually no food, he became unresponsive, the lawsuit said, and guards tried to revive him using the opioid-overdose-reversal drug naloxone.

““Mr. Picciano had not taken drugs or overdosed,” the lawsuit said. “He had collapsed from not having food.”

“He was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with low blood pressure, dehydration, an electrolyte imbalance and an irregular heartbeat. Doctors treated him and sent him back to the jail with orders that he be given a gluten-free diet, but still, the jail failed to do so, the lawsuit said.

“The lawsuit accused Clark County and NaphCare of violating Picciano’s civil rights, as well as the Americans with Disability Act and state anti-discrimination law.

“It’s not the first case alleging a severe outcome after a Washington jail ignored medical dietary needs. In 2012, Michael Saffioti, a 22-year-old man who had turned himself in to face a misdemeanor marijuana charge, died in the Snohomish County Jail after being fed a meal that contained dairy, despite his known, life-threatening allergy.”