Conservatives: we hate Sharia Law!
Also conservatives: implements Sharia Law
"No no no this is different guys"
“Our guy is white”
Its always awkward when you have to remind an American Conservative that Jesus was a brown jew.
That’s a funny way to spell “extra white like the good guys.”
White is right
Edit: Man, people can’t take a joke.
I feel like your downvoters didn’t recognize the irony of your comment.
They can’t take a joke.
It doesn't matter, because God is a white dude with a great ol' white beard, wearing a floppy white robe. He's just appearing as a brown Jew when he's Jesus, to mess with his unfavored children.
We're allowed to have alcohol.
Otherwise it's not
There are 25 partially dry counties out of 67 total in Alabama...
And as I said. A dry county means you can't buy but you can still consume
Also, when it says partially dry, it might just mean you can’t buy alcohol from like midnight to 5am on Sunday morning. Or possibly just on Sundays in general. Still backward as fuck, but it’s not quite as bad as it sounds
Source: I’m from Alabama and went to college in a county that operates like this
It hurts the right people
Conservatives: “Islam allows child brides, their faith is incompatible with the west”
Also conservatives: “banning child marriage would infringe on our religious freedoms”
Conservatives: We are doing the LGBT community a favor protecting you from evil Islam who would kill you
Also conservatives: cuts funding to social programs that would help LGBT folk in need, looks the other way at hate, demonizes LGBT folk, and elects Electric Pence
What child marriage?
"So you'd better have those incest babies, children!"
"So you'd better have those incest babies, children!"
~Alabama governing body
Christian conservatives have repeatedly blocked attempts to ban child marriage in US states citing that it will lead towards infringing their religious freedom. Conservative states also lead in child marriages in the US.
The gang implements Sharia Law
When 'The Gang goes Jihad' succeeds
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religious fundamentalists are religious fundamentalists regardless what book they hold.
And the Abrahamic religions are all based on the exact same ideas. They all worship the god of Abraham.
Ah yes, the incestious 175 year old who fathered the great mariner Ishmael.
And who was willing to kill his son because God said to.
Heh, that's always been the irony. The Religious Right doesn't want a secular world. They want their flavor of Christianity to be the law of the land. It isn't enough that they have personal freedom and choice to practice their religion.
They just don't want competition from Islam. That's all
Also Conservatives: "Religious Freedom only if it's my religion!"
Alabama's version of "freedom of religion" is having a choice of which Baptist church you want to belong to.
We want to be the ones to implement it, so it happens how we want it, and so we benefit from it.
Fuck, this is so true, it hurts.
Sharia law still allows for abortions lol, unlike Alabama or Georgia.
They are breaking the law to make it happen too.
Conservatives are trying to win the civil war folks.
Here is more on the alt right and what they do to attack us :https://youtu.be/51a4N_qv-u0
I am not this person, but rather he semantic defines these groups with high accuracy. Know theyself, and know thine enemy. Conservatives are literally the enemy of America right here and now today as we try stand up and have stood against tyranny, and exploitation. They are for those things and will not stop lying and destroying our foundational freedoms. They will not stop.
As someone coined in an earlier post, The Cold Civil War
Definitely not recently coined, 1, 2, 3, etc.
I'm really not sure what he meant. I don't think parallel was it though.
Parallel and convergent are basically the same thing. At least in the context of evolution.
We aren't at war until people start to organize and apply threats or violence to the task of solving these problems. This is just more civil unrest, and conservatives are hoping to exacerbate it.
He is right. Conservatives are attacking our way of life.
And we're letting them.
The erosion of all of our entitlements is being cheered on by the people who benefit from them and it blows my God damn mind.
"those who forge their swords into ploughs, will plough for those who don't"
I really wish Dems would let gun control go and focus on prison/education/healthcare reform. Those 3 affect citizens in this country a lot more than the legality of 30 round mags or folding stocks etc.
Honestly yeah, this country is too stupid to get rid of guns, focus on a fight you can win lol
That's exactly what Obama tried to do in his first term. Then Newtown happened and there's only so many grieving parents you can meet that ask you to do something until you snap.
It’s hard not to let go of the issue when almost every other day you hear about another mass shooting at a school
How are they going to fix the education system if they can’t ensure that students will be 100% safe from shootings at their school?
You can do that in other ways besidess gun control. Affordable health care, SRO's, school counselors, mandatory training for teachers to recognize redsigns, regular teacher-home contact, destigmatize mental health, single entry points with buzz-in locks (some schools have this, during the day any random visitors or students must be buzzed in by the office staff). We can do a lot without eroding civil liberties.
The difference between a war and what’s going on right now, is we’re not fighting back.
That's what I'm saying.
That doesn't make it NOT a war though.
Basically my argument. Liberals are an America that just keeps letting Germany sink its ships with nothing but protestations offered up as retaliation.
That's why you need to vote for someone who wants to punish states like Alabama the same way Trump wants to go after blue states like California. Fear and respect are the same thing in the minds of conservatives so we need someone to make them afraid.
we should just make them pull themselves up by their bootstraps and stop being the welfare queens that they pretend abhor. No more tax dollars to red states that don't wan't to live like civilized human beings. You want to run a religious state, go ahead, but we're not giving you a fucking cent when you put your hand out.
EXACTLY. Hit them where it hurts willful ignorance should NEVER be rewarded, let alone tolerated.
They always get mad when you say they are poor and more likely to utilize the social safety nets they vote against. Imagine all the retirees losing Medicare funding/eligibility. I guess that's what they want because you know... abortion/gays/minorities are more important issues.
Top 10 poorest states are seriously conservative. They should give back their social security checks because "big government is bad"
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, national poverty rate was 12.3 percent or 39.7 million Americans in 2017. These states have the highest percentages of poverty in the country: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Arizona, and Georgia.Sep 18, 2018
I think he hates California because Hollywood has always treated him as a joke.
It would be difficult to punish a state that is last in education and second to last in health care. They don't know anything better than what they have.
You punish the people profiting off the situation. Have the EPA go after the biggest companies. Halt highway projects that they need to expand their business. Phase out military installations in the state.
They're already being punished. These states are lagging more and more each year due to these regressive conservative policies. As it is, they're working shit jobs for shit wages and conservative con-artists have convinced them that it's not because plutocrats are taking increasing portions of the pie, it's because immigrants, gays, women, etc. want an equal shot at the American dream.
Dealing them another shit hand will just push them closer to the ones sucking them dry, or worse yet, to some fuckhead like Trump. We need to elect another wave of progressives who can quickly roll out a new deal, without being hamstrung by conservatives, that undeniably improves the lives of these voters.
That won't fix anything, voting has clearly proven to be an outdated and unacceptable system in it's current form. We need protests, we need aggression, we need to make it clear that conservatives who want to take away our rights will suffer consequences, real consequences. It's time to break out the guillotines and guns and tell them their time is up
I've said it before, the Right whined about McConnell being heckled at dinner.... when he shouldn't have been allowed to leave that restaraunt with two working legs.
Those who make peaceful resolution impossible... were supposed to make violent revolution inevitable....
We've been pacified
Invite them for an Alabama tuna melt.
I don’t want to know what that really means....
You might call it a local delicacy.
What a Russian thing to say.
Unfortunately your votes aren't going to mean much anymore.
I think he's more left leaning.
No sarcasm here but if we outlaw abortion in cases where the mothers life is at risk and jail abortion providing doctors...is that not a threat?
Yeah, yeah it is. I'm saying it isn't a war until that side actually meets resistance. They haven't yet.
Haha your name. You a Robert Evans follower?
Yeah I'm a big fan.
Negative. Our ideology is about to die to there's. That is war.
If people can't be bothered to fight it then it's not a war.
War encompasses more than individuals who fight. Broaden your use of the term and you will see ideological conflict in action. Aggressive and illegal activity designed and planned and strategies to destroy everything we believe and utilize to survive. But that's not war to you? The GOP is a terrorist organization and they are subverting the law, democracy, and general morality, to impose a totalitarian regime that they believe will help them fill their own pockets.
People lose wars where they didn’t fight all the time man.
If our ideology dies then we've lost the war
They’re directly attacking our planet. Our air. Our water. Our oceans.
If that’s not war than I don’t know what is.
There’s not going to be a planet if we have a civil war, jackass.
Barely came out of the first one when people were fighting with fucking muskets
War is when two sides fight, so it does seem like we're halfway there.
Okay, so what caliber of response should we use?
Okay, so what caliber of response should we use?
The answer is trivial, and has been left
unanswered as an exercize for the reader.
True, but the politically motivated murders and calls to arms are more apparent than ever, since the first civil war.
It's unfair to describe the existing violence and threats of violence apolitically - the right wing has been working to instigate a total civil war for decades, not the left.
I only described it "apolitically" because I figured the link could paint a better political picture. That's what that podcast is about. I thought you'd recognize it, because the similarity of your name to the journalist who produces that podcast.
Literally the only beef I have with it are the handful of times Evans equivocates, especially because he knows that the only organized threats to civil order are right-wing militants. I get that he's hoping to appeal to a wider audience but it just isn't there and I wish he'd stop trying.
Which is way worse than tripping and accidentally banning abortion. They're trying to redefine the idea of precedence in legal so that things which were once "settled law" all the sudden become unsettled.
There are 2 scary effects here, and I don't know which is worse. First, if legal precedents don't exist, there's no real legal system anymore. Judges then won't be bound by any shared understanding of the law, similar cases are adjudicated in totally unpredictable and opposite ways, and people are no longer equal before the law. It's just a corrupt system. Second and I guess similarly, the ultimate piece of "settled law" is the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. If settled isn't settled anymore, our fundamental rights and like, literally our way of life, is being threatened.
First, if legal precedents don't exist, there's no real legal system anymore. Judges then won't be bound by any shared understanding of the law, similar cases are adjudicated in totally unpredictable and opposite ways, and people are no longer equal before the law. It's just a corrupt system.
First, if legal precedents don't exist, there's no real legal system anymore. Judges then won't be bound by any shared understanding of the law, similar cases are adjudicated in totally unpredictable and opposite ways, and people are no longer equal before the law. It's just a corrupt system.
The legal system of mainland China works this way. They do not recognize legal precedents.
And, yes, it is a corrupt system, for the reasons that you mentioned.
So much this.
Republicans are terrible people
They're trying to redefine the idea of precedence in legal so that things which were once "settled law" all the sudden become unsettled.
They're trying to redefine the idea of precedence in legal so that things which were once "settled law" all the sudden become unsettled.
They literally just did that. The dissenting justices essentially said "this renders the entire concept of judicial precedent null and void".
Honestly, it’s gotten to the point we need a Constitutional Convention to start over and try it again. Problem is, at this point we’d replace it with the Bible.
Wait, so many contradictions. Roe vs wade went against precedent.
Also, the bill of rights is challenged all the time with laws passed to work around: patriot act which created the fisa court, the private court for vaccine challenges. This has been happening for some time.
People are not equal under law, see the Clinton email server us code title 18 section 2071 makes no reference to intent. It states if you did this then these are the consequences. Yet a man takes a cell phone pic of a sub and goes to jail.
Well to be fair, not every country practices common law like we do. In fact, more countries practice civil law than common law. It's just a different type of system
This is absolutely it. They know the game they need to play and Trump basically sang the song to us about the trip through the courts...
Also, FFXIV. Nice :P
Which is why Judge Fratty McRape Boy should be impeached.
It's a dangerous game because once we have our hand forced and we have to start making constitutional amendments, I think we'll do something to make conservative minority rule impossible.
That's exactly what's happening.... it's why they're not answering the Left's subpeona's
Any Non-Republican rule will soon be classified as legitimate
And they're a tiny minority. Let's crush them.
I'm still holding out hope that the Supreme Court strikes this down since it has already been decided.
They recently overturned a decades old ruling so don't hold your breath.
Hate to break it to you but the South did win. The North won the war but the South won the peace. The South just disguised the slave system with the criminal justice system.
Sherman was too gentle
Should have DRACARYSd the entire south
Hmmm. I need some General Sherman stickers to slap on every car with a Confederate flag on it.
Didn't Conservatives already lose a civil war?
They are asserting their claims in the courts and using corruption to force their goals forward. Conservatives cheated to get elected in Florida and the White House and many other places. They are ignoring the law everywhere it stands in their way.
They never got over it and have never been this close to total victory.
Wouldn't this also be classified as a fascist movement?
For some reason these crazy old boomers think liberals dont own guns
For the same reason that they believe the Mexicans crossing the border to steal our jobs will also be jobless bums sucking off our welfare system.
what would the economic impact be to the rest of the country if the Deep South broke off from the union?
A more realistic question is:
what would the economic impact be to the country if the Deep South forces their values on the rest of the Union.
Tl;DR The Handmaid's Tale
A failed country within 20 years.
Considering republicans considering economically successful blue states to be failures, I’d say it would be a pretty dire economic impact
A net plus, as most of the confederacy gets federal money rather than provides it. The federal money is funneled by republicans and corporations into personal bank accounts.
Huh, surprising. I looked into and the red states that give more than they take are Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and...arkansas??
Most jobs/GDP comes from the liberal coastal cities. I would think whatever produce/products we get from the deep south can easily be imported from overseas. We would be fine. The south would be worse off but they would all be happy they owned the liberal elites while fighting over the 1 cashier job at the last gas station in town that's still open.
It’s not going to be exactly as black and white as below as there are other natural resources and such, and this is just my opinion...
Blue states would no longer have to subsidize them. California grows most of the food. The South’s biggest exports are airplanes, coal, cars and medical appliances. I would expect a lot of companies would move because they will not be able to get the educated workforce they need to relocate to this new country; they need more than simple factory workers. The South can only attract them with low taxes and labor costs, which would turn it into the China of North America. Since American citizens working abroad have to pay US income taxes still, no one from the remaining US states would want to be double taxed to live in MS.
There would be no more public education because income from property taxes will nosedive due to people moving and values dropping. And then they will also have to find their own defense, Medicaid/Medicare type thing (probably won’t exist there, boomers will love that), hospitals, infrastructure (which is already crumbling). There won’t be money for any of this. People will be out on the streets with no access to healthcare, trying to ransack closed down hospitals (can you really find that many doctors that again would want to be double taxed while having to cross an actual border to go skiing or get food that doesn’t immediately give you a heart attack? There would be a severe shortage).
If Texas is counted, they have a lot of oil, which will then become the biggest treasure of the South. That would complicate things a bit. Also, if we are counting the midwest, Hingis would be different as well since we do rely on corn.
Anyway, this is one possible scenario painted with a broad brush.
Look on the brightside. At least you won't have to worry about immigrants stealing jobs when they reintroduce slavery. Can't wait to see Kanye sing "dee. camp. town. ladies?"
Isn't that how fascism starts?
Exactly what i have been thinking for the past 3 years watching this nightmare horror show play out.
If a government building like, say, the Dept of Agriculture gets burned down soon and trump blames its destruction on “the dems” whether they did the burning or not, SOMEONE had better do something and quick because I’m getting definite reichstag vibe from all this.
Impeach, arrest, deport. Do you REALLY want to make america great again? Kick out all the Magats.
Our biggest mistake was to allow them to serve as lawmakers instead of deporting them as traitors; fuck the gop they're modern day confederates!
Allowing them to write their own textbooks was the biggest mistake we made after that war. Imo
Out of curiosity, what law?
The law of egalitarianism.
You leftists are hilariously stupid. It's a wonder you dolts can walk and breathe simultaneously.
Impeachment would be unsuccessful and those efforts are detrimental. We're stuck with him. Complaining doesn't help. The 2020 elections could easily elect a democratic senate, an even more democratic house, and a democratic president. Things will change.
Careful bringing up that argument. I'm getting blasted elsewhere because I said the same thing.
Some people hate hearing the truth
Calling a conservative Y'all Qaeda isn't going to change their mind; it'll just make them defensive and make you feel good for a few minutes.
Conservatives change their mind at the drop of a hat. The GOP doesn't have one consistent position.
The GOP's one consistent position is rich people don't need to pay tax and poor people are moochers and must pay their taxes.
Exactly. Everything else is secondary, and is used as a rhetorical tool to get there, regardless of its lack of logic or consistency.
I agree, but do you have the stats to show how poor people pay the majority of taxes in the US? I can’t find it.
I'm not saying we're there yet, just saying that's been their consistent position. IE: Trump's smart for not paying taxes, but you are a moocher looking for a handout if you don't pay your taxes.
Yeah but their supporters are sheep. Whatever they say, no matter how blatant of a lie it is, its law to them.
Low taxes, more military spending, fuck the poor, business is good. Not defending those positions but saying they have no consistent ones just isn't true.
Low taxes except when those taxes are vital services rendered as fees by private businesses, but in every way serve the purpose of tax. A lower tax refund also serves the same purpose as higher taxes.
More military spending except for all the military spending Obama and Clinton did - somehow that was bad. And of course whenever Trump pulls out of a military situation in an ill-advised way, then they are champions of peace, unlike Democrats who wanted to keep their nasty Peacekeeping forces...
I do not remember Republicans ever objecting to Obama's military spending
Syria campaign 2013 vs Syria 2017
Edit: also I'm at work and can't engage in the nuances of this discussion but defense budget has increased every year for 30 years but spending dropped while budget increased under Obama's first term (meaning it was more efficient and had access to more resources).
All Republican candidates characterised this as the opposite: a decrease in funding, which is a lie.
They're already defensive. You're not going to change their mind period. I can find you a dozen examples of them basically saying fuck facts.
I don't care about changing their minds. They are the same 30% of this county that have always been pieces of shit and will never change their minds. I care about getting moderates to get off their comfy couches and really see how bad things are getting.
Truth. The only fight to be had with these types of people is using society as a tool to turn as many of their kids as possible. That's why they "homeschool".
Imagine being alive in 2019 and believing it's still possible to change anyone's mind.
Also when someone's response to people having to use GoFundMe just to pay their crippling medical bills is "lol just dont be poor" there's nothing you can possibly say to change their mind.
It's true, but if nothing I say will change their mind, I'd rather say something that will at least make me feel good.
I agree with you, but it is a great label. It's my first time hearing it
Yokel Haram, Talibarn, vanilla ISIS
Changing their mind is already something conservatives struggle with doing.
So you’re saying Howdy Arabia and YeeHawdists would be more effective?
Well then let's call ALL the radical religious right wing conservatives the same thing whether they are ISIS or GOP
I already do this with the word moron.
Catholic or Coptic, Muslim or Scientologist, yeehawdist or jehovah doorknocker....
If I know your religion without having to ask you... You are a moron.
Anyone ignorant enough to get defensive over an opposing viewpoint can't even have their minds changed anyway, might as well walk away with a laugh.
There is no logical mind to change.
You can not reason someone out of a position they got into without reasoning.
Fuck the Talibangelicals and all the rest of the fundamentalists of all creeds.
Religion should be like your sexual acts. You can do whatever the hell you want in your naked/prayer time. Just don't bring it up in public or you will be shunned by civilized society. Or at least that is how it should be.
The GOP in Alabama doesn't behead people or partake in suicide bombings to be fair
No, but they used to actively help the KKK. I would be willing to bet that they would go back to lynching people if they could.
Who cares about being blasted online? It just means the point is sharp.
Reddit is full if "centrists" who like to cry about both sides as if one side doesn't literally do Nazi salutes.
Something... something... chicken dinner!
This is spot on.
The right hates on sharia law literally as they implement their own versiob
The GOP when the affordable healthcare was on the table: “the government shouldn’t have a say in what we do to our bodies”
The GOP when roe v wade is on the table: “we have the right to say in what women do to their bodies”.
"BUT IT'S ABOUT SAVING BABIES!"
Then why don't we provide funding for at risk mothers, universal daycare, free school breakfast and lunch, fund after school programs, and give away free birth control. All things proven to not only help children, but in the case of free birth control, actually stop the abortions you so desperately want to.
"Woah, we said we wanted to save BABIES"
I'd consider myself a fairly fiscally conservative guy (Liberal to the core on everything else), and these kinds of short sighted bullshit arguments are absolutely mind blowing.
The thing is that conservatives aren’t even fiscally conservative anymore with their corporate tax cuts and ballooning war debt.
They are essentially your poor uncle who laughs at you for buying a new car because he spent 3k on his and it runs just fine... After 2-3k/year in repair bills. The current state of the GOP refuses to see anything further than the fiscal year, so they can tout their fiscal conservativeness to their voters. That's not fiscally conservative, it's stupid. I love listening to the Wisconsin Republicans bitch about Evers trying to pay for deferred maintenance, then get dumbfounded when it's pointed out that it's their fault.
Id say its more like being stuck with a violent, racist girlfriend who gets to run both of your economies 1/2 of the time who shame you for 'wasting' money on food, house loan downpayments, regular maintainance and if you're lucky some investments in stocks. But every time its her turn she extends the loan to buy crystal meth for her (not so) secret boyfriend. You effectively have almost just as little money left over no matter which one is in charge at a given time, so its the same on both sides.
Well, clearly they're talking about WOMEN here, so it's okay! I mean, furniture doesn't have rights either, you know? /s
The GOP on every topic: "We're a bunch of corrupt fuckin idiots."
They are villains, not idiots.
Why not both? Villainous idiots... villdiots
But our base is so easy to convince to vote against their interest that we have to do this shit to stay in control.
Well in one case they’re talking about people. In the other case they’re talking about women.
The same went for gay marriage and basic civil rights too. GOP=Hypocrisy
Alabama can’t “thank god for Mississippi” their way out of this one lmfao
Did you know that Mississippi banned Sesame Street because it showed integrated children playing together?
They also have the highest unemployment rate in the country, the highest percentage of people living under the poverty line, the lowest high school graduation rate, the worst school performance results, and the highest teen pregnancy rate.
They are also the state with the highest obesity rate as well.
They also have the most Mississippians per capita. Look it up.
Didn’t believe this one but what do you know
I would be offended but I begrudgingly moved to Mississippi from Alabama 8 months ago. I promise it’s not that different.. and there are parts I guess we are, as a whole, “ashamed” of but mostly stemming from the past we didn’t chose..it’s no different than most of the south as I have also lived in Tennessee and Georgia. I guess I should get used to the bashing from the almighty others, though.
Couldn't a third party run this? Like... could reddit crowdfund this? I could make this. Anyone with a camera and a couple of friends who want to pretend to be stupid fucking hicks could make this.
I would donate 75$. Although I’m Canadian and I feel this would break some sort of campaign financing law.
I'm pretty sure Citizens United allows you to provided there's a hop or two in the transfer of money.
Money talks. Even to corporate media.
But that would be uncivil! /s
Thing is, the way the idiots rationalize Trump now, this wouldn't work. They would nod their heads in agreement and make it a new chant for Trump's Nazi rallies.
Uh yes, hi. Im,moving to Mississippi on Friday, should I be worried?
But California’s the hellhole, amirite?
And the highest obesity and smoking rates.
But the taxes are really LOW! I guess you get what you pay for.
The fuck? Is Louisiana the only place that's safe down there?
Tennessee is doing pretty well. There is plenty of fuckery here, but Nashville is booming. This place is growing so fucking fast, and is a very left-leaning place. I know that sounds strange, considering it is the center of the country music world, but it is true. Davidson county, which is the county that contains Nashville, went something like 70% for Phil Bredesen (the Democratic candidate for Senate) in 2018.
Yeah except it’s expensive to live in Nashville now.
Which is sad. My old house doubled in value 3 years after I sold it. Of course...
It is expensive, but the wages are going up quickly as well. I just accepted a new job, and my salary will be over 50% higher than what I am currently making. It will be ~230% of what I was making at the end of 2015.
They have some really progressive programs as well. Free/reduced college up to a bachelor, nutrition programs for families (not just food stamps, ect. Teaching them how to cook and make better choices). Things like that. My parents live near Cleveland, and have seen a big ol’ boom in what used to be a smaller town.
Free/reduced college up to a bachelor
Free/reduced college up to a bachelor
First state to offer 100% free associates degrees to any resident that wants to go. New York followed a few months later.
Tennessee is a weird place. In the same legislative session that was passed, they also tried to make the Bible the state book. Luckily the governor vetoed that shit.
You have to be over 24 years old or qualify as an independent through marriage (or have a child) to qualify for TN reconnect (the associates program you mentioned).
Texas is pretty chill. Except not in summer.
Don't let the summers scare you. That's when you hit the hill country rivers or Padre.
Yeah those sound lovely. As a native of North Texas originally though, the best I could do was remain inside the glorious air conditioned world.
Louisiana is actually the most dangerous (literally) for gun violence in the country..
I'm from NC and I don't think it's bad.
I just moved to Seattle of Louisiana. My favorite thing is to ask people where they think I’m from, they never say Louisiana and it boosts my ego a lot. And whenever I do tell them I’m from Louisiana, I make sure to also tell them that my birth certificate was issued in Dallas County, Texas lmfao.
I normally don’t try to one-up people because it’s an asshole move but I genuinely believe I am the most Alabama it gets. My parents gave me up for adoption, my father’s parents got me. I am legally their daughter and was raised by them since I was 4.
That makes my dad legally my brother. Imagine the looks on people’s faces when I tell them that “well, my brother and my dad are the same guy sooo...” it either makes people laugh hysterically or causes them to slide 2.5 feet away from me and ignore my existence. Helps weed out people with no sense of humor.
Well, at least we’re not from Arkansas
I feel the same way with South Carolina right now... I can't wait to get the hell out of here and go to a decent state.
South Carolina is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in the United States, but the people need very badly to catch up to the times. I would think we just fought the Civil War the way everyone still acts around here. It’s my birthplace and Home so I can say that.
However after traveling for work and living I’ve seen so many more progressive and “better” places that I wish my home state would copy.
We did finally elect a Democrat for the first time ever I believe, so I’m hoping for us to keep heading in the right direction.
No idea though, we got people that would rather steal from their kids than teach them.
I'm so sorry...I hope you get away from there as soon as you can!
South Carolina is so gerryamandered. That should be a crime.
It is. Noone cares enough to do anything about it.
I could never blame people for fleeing these shithole states. But unfortunately it helps the republicans. When the state is in the dark ages and all the left leaning people leave, it makes it easier for republicunts to brainwash and control the uneducated masses on the right, and get those seats in congress for free essentially.
People uneducated, angry, and desperate are way easier to manipulate than educated neutral and working or fairly well-off people. They need to make promises the desperate people will want to believe in blindly, and find scapegoats to blame for the angry people to give into fully, and they can get masses behind them supporting them fanatically until it is too late. It happened in the past and to large scale as well, though recently one could see the testimony of some once hopeful people considering themselves fooled and having had their situation made worse, over at r/trumpgrets .
They are turning the well-beings of entire states full of people into bargaining chips and last resort sacrifices in some political war fought in the name of cash.
That is true, sadly.
If I thought I could have made it there. If I could have stayed and not been miserable forever. I probably would have tried to stay. But the fact that I felt so trapped in AL...Plus some other not great stuff happening....I had to leave, and I did the first chance I got.
What did you hate about it? Surely there’s LOTS of backwards thinking people but places like Birmingham and Huntsville are little subsections of Alabama that’s nothing like the rest of it. They’re pretty decent areas to live in to be honest.
I was raised to think awful things...once I got older and questioned those things I was basically made an outcast by everyone I knew.
I was raised in Birmingham actually. Also, for 2 years I lived maybe hour away from Huntsville, and it was the most backwards place I've ever had to live in.
I know there are some decent places in AL, but most people can't just move to the nicer places. They are stuck where they are with little to no way out.
That was me. I was lucky enough to have a computer and a willingness to learn. I was even luckier to have out-of-state friends who helped me when I was able to move.
Some states are a lost cause, but if people fleeing from these places move to purple states, that would be a net positive.
And unfortunately their voice has more weight than that of someone living in a city
Just recently booked it out of Arkansas. I'm living out of my car now, but I don't regret a damn thing.
I hope things will become better for you now that you are out of there.
I know living out of a car is tough, but I understand that feeling of being trapped is probably so much worse.
Hey I appreciate the concern. It was definitely worth it for me. And besides, it's not so bad. Just having a car gives me more luxury than a lot of the other folks on the street.
Hardest thing to do is just staying clean. Those gas station showers are twelve bucks where I'm at! Definitely not shelling out $360 a month for 30 minutes in a gas station shower every day.
See if you can find a local gym maybe? It's usually fairly cheap, you can get showers and other stuff too..TV, a gym, maybe even a pool
I was wondering about that, but I heard the sign up fees can get pretty up there. Currently have $0 til my first paycheck (I start tomorrow! Woo!) so I figured I'd have to hold out til then. But geez, now that I think about it, I can't believe I didn't go and check for myself. That's definitely on the task list for today. Thank you!
Congrats on the job! I hope it goes well!
Maybe, if you work somewhere with food, you could ask them to save you some stuff too if possible. It never hurts to ask, and the worst they can say is no.
You are super positive and that is excellent! Keep it up. I know things will get better for you.
I wish I could help in a better way, but I'm afraid the only thing I can offer right now is suggestions....hopefully they help in some way..at least a little.
No no no you've helped a lot actually! I'm about to go hit up a planet fitness nearby and see if there's some sort of waiver or delayed payment option.
If not, hell you've given me another goal to reach, and that's good motivation if nothing else.
So sincerely, I appreciate it. Thanks for the input
I’m in the same boat born and raised here and I want to leave and probably could but in a way I feel like all of us up and leaving the ignorance behind is why we keep losing elections. We all cluster into the same areas because we don’t wanna be around Bible thumping gay bashing Billy Ray down the street.
I'm stuck here. Please come save me.
I'm so sorry. If I could I would save you 😭
There are nice places in Alabama honestly. Huntsville is full of engineers.
True, there are nice places. But like I told someone else on here. People who actually could benefit from those nice places because they can't afford to. They are stuck...
What good is are "nice places" if most can't even afford to be there?
As a person from NJ I'll gladly accept that it's better than Alabama.
And most states states south of the Masson-Dixie line.
Or north of it
Christian Sharia Law is an existential threat to everything America.
Problem is America has always had this exact divide between religious nuts and intellectual free thinkers, from day one. And it has always caused tension and strife over what the idea of 'America' is actually supposed to represent.
It's literally rule number 1 that Congress shall make no law regarding an eatablishment of religion. I don't understand how we are in this mess.
It's time to set up refugee camps for people who want to leave Alabama, help them get set up in your state and on their own feet.
Not even kidding, this needs to happen. Women need to have the option to get the fuck out of there if they don’t want to go to jail for 30 years for miscarrying after having a glass of wine. Or going for a jog. I would love to see a mass exodus from the states that are passing these laws, it would serve them right,
Mythbuster alert here. That's just not how it works.
The VAST majority of miscarriages are due to a non-viable pregnancy. It's part of the process of reproduction and it's not anybody's fault, and it's certainly not caused by a single glass of wine or a jog. In fact jogging is encouraged during pregnancy.
It would take a massive amount of exercise, alcohol or nicotine to cause a miscarriage.
You can drink a glass of wine, smoke three cigarettes and jog every day and the effects on your individual child will most likely be negligible. We know this because we have seen it. Effect sizes over a population on this show an effect but it's under 1 lb difference between those babies on average.
Should we encourage this risky behavior, which over a population does increase the rate of low birth weight and bad outcomes?
No, but (1) you don't have to be perfect to have a healthy kid and (2) you don't have to be bad or make a mistake to have something happen to your kid.
Shit happens, which makes laws like this particularly horrific. They act like it's the woman's fault that her health is in danger, that she was raped, etc. Disgusting.
You are right. A glass of wine (or any of the other stuff you said) isnt going to cause miscarriage. My concern is that the GOP generally ignores science. Why wouldnt they go after someone for having a miscarriage after a glass of wine, or keeping up with an exercise routine? I dont see it as that far fetched anymore.
The GOP doesn't need any facts. They can just say "son" for no reason whatsoever and then punish her.
But I see what you meant now. Still felt the need to call out the pseudo facts because some people on Reddit do think that smoking or a single drink or working out could kill a fetus or severely disfigure them or cause major birth defects or miscarriage which is not true.
Alabama should change its name to Gilead
Just want to point out that you are speaking of Georgia. I am an Alabama resident and though I find this new law fucked up, it does not affect miscarriages, abortions out of state, or birth control / plan B. No need to exaggerate and spread misinformation.
Letting the South secede might be a good first step. But what to do with sensible, intelligent moderates and liberals from the bigger cities? That's a tough one. The South wants to create some kind of conservative nutjob utopia for themselves, let's see how long they last without the rest of the country (mostly blue states) prop them up.
Honestly, I'd just give em Alabama and Mississippi, let them be their own country. Give the people there 6 months to move out, then we can build a wall around it.
We don't want to share the Mississippi River with such a potentially violent neighbor. Alabama is plenty big enough, and has a nice port as well in Mobile.
And Alabippi will pay for it!
Well, I imagine that all the rightwing nutjobs would leave for their new paradise in those states, and then the libs from the big cities can move to the homes that they left, turning previously purple states blue. Seems win-win to me.
Mass Exodus from the cities and let nature take it's course
we need to build a wall around california and NY blocking refugees from red states.
And South Florida please. I'll start a GoFundMe for the wall. If nothing else, maybe I'll get a nice fishing boat out of it.
There are fundraising efforts to help women under the rule of the Alabama Taliban to travel for safe abortions.
We can’t accept any of them until they’ve been subject to a thorough background check and vigorous vetting process.
Underground Railroad 2: Railroad Harder.
The GOP. The only people who could make Alabama worse than it already is
Rome fell at the height of it's power too.
It all started with Commodus. He was the idiot son of Marcus Aurelius and grew up knowing he'd inherit the empire for doing nothing. His idiocy and ineptitude (grown from arrogance and entitlement) was the beginning of the end. Sound familiar?
I actually brought this up with a conservative and was told it was all the "homosexual sex" that caused Rome to fall. These are the kinds of people we are talking to.
This is basically everyone in my family. They are all far right young-Earth hyper-Christians.
If a natural disaster happens to a predominantly liberal area then it's because gay sex. These people vote. In fact, they vote every single chance they get.
It might not be the DK Effect at play but there has to be some explanation for why their ignorance leaves them such polarized voters.
There's definitely DK all over my family.
One time I asked my dad why so many right-wingers and especially right-wing Christians are adamant that climate change isn't real when climate scientists all over the world who work in the field every single day have reached an overwhelming consensus that it is indeed real and humans are accelerating it. What makes you guys right? And he simply responded back flatly "because we're smarter than them".
I was brought up in a fundamentalist family and friends of the same ilk. Most of them have gained some sense of reason as they aged, but the militant ones (read: the Trump supporters) truly scare me. I'm beginning to despise most modern "Christians" as their lives are a total affront to the type of life Christ taught us to lead.
Which is hilarious because Rome was probably it’s least “gay” in it’s later stages, when it actually fell.
actually the great men of the pre-empire and early empire period , like Sulla were openly gay so actually well you can also say that the 'homosexuals' actually made rome great
I assume you mean Trump, but I would argue that Bush Jr's administration was the beginning of the current decline... Wait, idiocy, ineptitude, arrogance and entitlement? Nevermind the analogy stands.
Rome fell at the height of its power
Rome fell at the height of its power
Literally all of my wut
I think you’re being downvoted unfairly for pointing that out. Of course it fell at the height of its power, otherwise it wouldn’t be at the height of its power... it’s like saying that whatever you’re looking for is in the last place you look.
But Rome was at the height of its power like ~100 AD and didn't technically fall for another almost 400 years.
It peaked mid 2nd century and it was a slow decline from there. Rome died with a whimper.
That’s also a fair point
Donald Trump Jr. is going to be the end of America?
So you are saying I can date my sister now?
I don't know, but apparently in alabama you can now rape her and she'll be forced to carry your child to term. So that's neat.
People really don’t think about how rape and manipulation of women’s birth control items are going to be used by coercive abusive men now that this is law. With abortion off the table this strategy makes sense given the insane game theory you need to account for.
People really don’t think
People really don’t think
It's all about they've been told no for so long but like a toddler they really really want it waaah don't tell me no. And now they're getting it which sucks for everyone and they'll regret it and so will we. People will die.
When I was a teen the discussion of teen pregnancy came up and what any of us would do. There were a couple of boys who were very family-minded and they said that they should have the right to keep the baby if the woman doesn’t. That a woman who probably doesn’t like him all that much should be forced to carry and birth a baby she doesn’t want because he does want it because it’s got his genes too. Then it devolved into what a woman’s purpose is and because it’s Alabama it ended with the girls mostly saying that they would do it because a) it would be too hard on her own with a baby and 2) sometimes god pushes people to marry with babies so it’s likely a sign from god to marry if she gets pregnant. 3) it’s not fair to say boys can’t have the baby just because he doesn’t have the full set of equipment, she’s a bitch if she denies him his baby.
I live in WI now.
This is one of those posts that I'm not sure if I should upvote for wit or downvote for the tragedy behind it.
A lot of that going around these days.
Raise hell praise Dale amiright?
Shit I didn't have a beer in my hand.....am I gonna get executed now?
When you're ready you won't have to.
Also lived in Alabama, can confirm, it's awful.
Unsurprisingly, Alabama is like every other state in the US, some places are great, some terrible. Alabama just has more terrible due to poverty issues because of a serious string of poor decisions, no small part due to the policies of the GOP.
visited Alabama once, can confirm it's awful too.
I don't care if my own mother was in Alabama on her death bed. I would never step foot in that garbage ass state.
You just know those white, male, Republican sunsabitches in Alabama would have LOVED to pass their monstrous anti-abortion bill on Mother's Day, just to really get the boot in, but Sunday's the Lord's Day and that's when they either shooting small helpless animals or fucking their sisters.
Yes, I'm being nice about this.
What gets lost here is that more women voted for the men in office than men did. There are literally more women in Alabama and Georgia (and more female registered voters) than there are men. Considering that more than like 80% of people in those states have some Christian affiliation, and that women could vote in whoever they wanted- there is a good chance that more women want these laws than men do in those states.
This is the fault of some guy named Jerry, last name Mander.
In 2018, Republicans outvoted Democrats almost 2 to 1. Alabama is a red state. Gerry probably wouldn’t need to visit that state anytime soon.
Certainly no voter suppression going on there. No, sirree bob. Not in Alabama. No way. Couldn't happen.
Yeah, it’s possible. I still don’t think it would have much affect though. Alabama is 68% white, 26.5% black, 1.3% Asian and 3.8 % other. With those demographics, and recent voting history- seems like for for the time being they are still Republican even if all shenanigans are eliminated completely.
Alabama added to the list, of places I will never visit.
Alabama itself is beautiful. The people though...
You ain't missing much...... Just some good food
And Football. But I will not be watching their teams an more also.
Alaska has the best fishing.
Depends on what your fishing for. You're not exactly known for bass, catfish, Perch or Crappie.
It’s pronounced ‘Murica.
*It's pronounced 'MurROLL TIDE
Everyone knows Alabama sucks.
We have eyes.
If you live there, you should probably move to a better place.
move to a better place
move to a better place
move to a better place
I can think of 48 better places
This is literally the first time that I have been happy to be from Mississippi. I ain’t last for once!!
I’m sure you guys hold my beer moment is coming
WTF is Florida doing all the way up at 13 tho
As a Northwest Florida resident, can confirm. It's not good here either.
As an Alabama resident I refuse to believe Mississippi is better.
Also: send help I hate it here
My solution was to leave MS and move to Boston. Good luck to all of y’all still stuck down in Bible Land!
I actually don’t mind the religiousness, at least where I am, my issue is more the lack of anything remotely interesting to do, the excessive heat, garbage roads and yet constant road work, and the taxes that are somehow simultaneously too high and too low.
About the only thing I don’t hate besides my friends, is the gun control laws, which I realize to many people is not a good thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thank god for Mississippi?
the thing that sucks is even if every reasonable person leaves Alabama they still get two Senators the same as CA and NY and Senators vote for judges and cabinet level positions.
This. If every liberal left Alabama, Roy Moore would be a Senator instead of (not perfect but unapologetically pro-choice) Doug Jones.
Hey leave Huntsville out of this. We’re different.
Mo "rocks falling into the ocean cause riding sea levels" Brooks handily win re-election in our district. We aren't different enough.
Ugh. How can someone be that dumb?
Simple- they were educated in Alabama :)
There are plenty of good universities and high schools in Alabama lol
Mmm, sorry but geographically you're screwed too
Have you ever been to Brewton? Don't bother time stopped there at the civil war.
Fuck the south
with a tobasco-dipped pine cone
As someone who spent the first 22 years of their life there I feel obliged to say that you failed to say it loud enough: FUCK THE SOUTH!
FUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK! THEEEEEEEEEEEEE! SOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTHHHH!
I'm a woman living in Alabama, with a almost 10 year old daughter, this is terrifying.
Move away then. Don't bring your child up in that nasty environment.
We are planning on moving. My mother is sick, so we're moving in the next few years. I am totally ashamed of my home state.
Good for you. Really, no snark intended or implied. I lived two years in Brewton way back when I was 10 or 11 and that was a place time forgot. We live way NW in Washington state and we are as blue as can be. Come on up here. Everything is better up here. I am and Independant and lean left on all the right issues like a women has the right to her body. FULL STOP
We would love to live in Washington State! It's tough to be surrounded by Trumpers who have Fox news on 24/7. When I worked in a restaurant Truck Stop, I always put the TV on CNN. I had complaints every single day, but I told them that the remote was lost a year or two prior.
Now every time I pass a TV in a lobby, etc., I always turn it to HLN or CNN.
Please keep resisting. We will win the civil war in the end as long as we all resist.
I will never stop resisting. I am my daughter's voice and the women that came before me that were in horrible situations with little choices. I will argue with every Trumper until I'm blue in the face. It's not over.
Our Governor Jay Inslee just put out this on Twitter:
'A federal judge has ruled Kentucky’s law blocking reproductive rights unconstitutional. It was wrong there, and it’s wrong in Georgia and Alabama, too. https://thinkprogress.org/abortion-rights-kentucky-georgia-alabama-573a8d892bde/ ….
He also is running for President but not polling well but hin one platform issue is what I can Human Amplified Global Climate Change. I support that 1,000%. Nothing else matters if we kill the planet for ourselves. Funny how the right wants to ignore the obvious because of the PAC money they get from the dead solar industry.
Hopefully it won't happen in Alabama. Last time they tried to restrict abortions, they lost to the ACLU.
Just so you're aware, rural pockets in blue states (including the PNW) are also very conservative. Avoid Eastern Washington and Oregon if you're looking for a more liberal place to live.
We’d be happy to have you in one of the states living in this century. Fuck Alabama.
So I’ve only voted twice in my life, one presidential election a few years back and most recently during the blue wave that occurred. I see stuff like this and the fact trump became president and I blame people like myself for always assuming that these idiots are the minority and I don’t need to vote.. boy was I wrong and I know I’ll never take that for granted again. I hope that with all this stupid shit happening and insane, greedy, racist in office, it will have awoken an unstoppable force and that people like myself will start to vote these people out of office and never let them back in
Please find and convince the many others like yourself to do the same!
Republicans are a minority. It's the fucking gerrymandering system that allows them to win.
Except economically. They don't want liberal states to become as poor as Alabama, because blue states subsidize red states through federal taxes.
This should have way more upvotes.
How is what the Conservatives are doing any different from imposing Sharia law on us? Imposing a minorities beliefs over the majority and punishing them if they don't obey!
Cuz one says Jesus and the other says Allah. It would be laughable if it weren't reality.
I feel like Idaho and Alabama are brothers from another mother, and brother.
If only Alabama was as tough on incest as they are abortion.
am from Alabama, it does "sucks". oh boy does it....
Why'd you put 'sucks' in quotes?
Not only that but they'll get health care treatments in other countries while demanding everyone local use the existing systems. They want you to have Alabama health care while getting their Canadian therapy.
When I say Alabama out loud, my mind automatically imagine hardcore slavery and whipping.
The Gilead GOP wants things much worse than that.
Profiteering from the human misery they themselves create. The old south.
Yep, I always laugh whenever republicans say that California is a shithole compared to their home town of buttfucknowheresville.
California's supporting their welfare states, so it's kind of hard to take them seriously on that.
Yeah, and usually these people have never been to California
Parts of Alabama and Mississippi are really, honestly like the third world. Nasty states.
And the astroturfers on this site want me to believe their concern is secular when the state with one of the highest evangelical and regular church attending populations in the country is leading this inane repression of individual freedom...
Obligatory "Roll Tide!"
49th in education - in a country that is losing ground as a whole on the national stage in education as well. If we keep allowing people to be stupid, eventually they run for office and pass stupid legislation.
Amazing what decades of attack on education can do. I still remember when Alabama was a left leaning state.
The abortion ban is just a ploy to repopulate Alabama little league football.
Ok. We see it too. What are you doing to counter that ?
Making fun of the dummies who keep voting against their self interests.
Don't worry, It would be impossible to turn the rest of the country into Alabama. It's a special place for special people.
Why can’t all the conservatives move Alabama, and kick all the minorities out?? Everyone would be happier.
Not entirely true. What’s-his-nuts, Yurtle the Turtle, wants to turn everything into Kentucky.
I’m from Alabama. It sucks.
The GOP in Alabama is why I moved away from Alabama.
And the numbers say I am not alone. Alabama is losing its younger demographics at a huge rate
As a NJ transplant working in AL, shit is infuriating. We are not a model for ANYTHING sociopolitical. DON’T OPEN DEAD INSIDE.
From Alabama. Can confirm. Also I no longer live in Alabama. So God Bless y'all.
Blessed be the fruit loops
Just start calling the police on women who miscarry and say you suspect it was intentional murder and watch that law change reallll fast.
Something tells me that they would love that idea...
Until it's their pro life wives who get arrested
They will exempt pro-life, white married women of course.
Just call police on a woman who you're angry at and say she WAS pregnant with your child and had an illegal abortion.
That's going to be some invasive investigating.
I have some hot cousins, so winning?
I’ve lived in 5 different states including Alabama.
Alabama was the worst and it wasn’t even close.
Maybe it's time to bring the union to an end. The blue states can be their own enlightened democracies, while the red states can form one big theocracy as wealthy as Zimbabwe that we can sanction to hell and maybe do that thing the Soviet Union did to blackmail states into joining up where they'd put all that nation's resources on a train to Moscow, except we'll just leave them be.
I don't understand why this is funny.
I saw a comment a while ago that said this is the only political sub that allows posts in this format, which is why you see a lot of posts like this. Sort of helped it make sense to me.
Imagine Jeff Sessions with all six infinity stones.
Used to be Kansas. Kansas would be better than Alabama if we had a choice—we don’t, at least until November 2020
Anyone wanna tell someone that Incest creates a higher chance of deformities or issues for babies?
that is the scariest fucking way of looking at it that I've ever encountered.
Neil Young (singing): "Alabama, you got the weight on your shoulders that's breaking your back. Your Cadillac has got a wheel in the ditch and a wheel on the track." And it still does, all these years later.
Alabama? You mean that extremely popular state that is first on everyone's list to visit?
People know it's a shithole, just like Kentucky and any other state where there are more churches than actual "homes" with tarps over the windows.
Why do you think all their policy is anti-education. dumb people are easily duped: see typical trump voter.
Heres what alabama women need to do. If they think they might be pregnant DO NOT GO TO A DOCTOR. Get a pregnancy test first. If it shows youre pregnant and you dont want to keep it look online and find your nearest abortion clinic. Cant find one close? There are people that can help you online. Ive posted this before and ill post it again: HEY ALABAMA! YOU HAYSEED BANJO PLUCKING COUSIN FUCKING ANTI DENTIST MOTHERFUCKERS!: YOU WILL NEVERRRRR STOP ABORTIONS. , Mifepristone and Misoprostol are not illegal to be ordered by mail. You can order these online easily.
I live in a deep blue state. There are organized groups here and in the surrounding states that help women cross state lines to get an abortion. Also, Mifepristone and Misoprostol are not illegal to be ordered by mail and many groups have begun stockpiling it for when the government (republicans) ban it from being sold. The last 2 and half years have made these groups step everything they have been doing in helping women get abortions because its more and more looking like roe vs wade is going to be overturned or neutered in the courts making it useless.
No one needs a "back alley abortion" anymore. Everything is pill based now. There are groups with Doctors, nurses, and volunteers ready to handle any complications from taking an abortion pill.
So go ahead republicans, make it illegal all over the united states. You cant stop it. There will ALWAYS be a way to get an abortion. Make a certain pill illegal, theyll make another altered version of it that isnt. You might arrest a few people, but youll never get everyone.
GET IT THROUGH YOUR STUPID CONSERVATIVE HEADS
What happens when the social services of Alabama begin to collapse due to all of the children that will be in care of the state?
Accurate and incredibly infuriating.
Uhh.. Roll Tide?
TIL Alabama has the internet
Extreme right wing Sharia law.
You guys know that America is the Alabama of the world, right?
We know. We’re working on it.
The US beat many European countries to legalizing abortion and gay marriage. For example, Ireland just legalized abortion to a level that the US has had since 1972. Also the per capita GDP of Alabama is higher than all but a small handful of nations, so even despite Alabama being the poorest state in the US... It's still wealthier than the last majority of the world
So no, not really the US is not the Alabama of the world. But to the extent that other countries believe we have too many freedoms like speech (no hate speech laws) and guns (not banned) ... ok... they can continue thinking that.
I wonder which state best embodies the Republican ideal in their own eyes.
Also from Alabama.
I’m too busy pulling up my bootstraps to have children.
Liberals want to turn everything into San Francisco and its shit. Literal shit every where. So how do we figure this out?!??!?! Help.
Well I guess it’s easier bringing the other states down to their level that raise their state up to the rest of the country’s level
There are 2 choices for lifting up your ranking.
1) work hard and come up with real policies to lift up your state.
2) drag everyone else down to your level.
Alabama is going all in on door #2
I guess it makes sense that Alabama wouldn’t want exemptions for pregnancy by incest. That’s probably where half of their population comes from.
I'm from Georgia so I can relate
Also from Alabama. Can confirm.
Beautiful state. Shit politics.
I know it's hard, but it's not impossible to relocate. Texas is quite affordable to live. We typically disassociate ourselves from the rest of "the south." Hell we might even secede again if things keep up the way they are!(naw prolly not)
As a second person from Alabama, this state sucks ass. Basically if you’re not a conservative, you’re a satan worshipping, tree hugging, baby killer that will burn in hell. And people saw this state isn’t friendly, I don’t get it.
The GOP can only stay in power if every state is like Alabama.
Bonus: Locking up black people for petty crimes, taking their right to vote away while imprisoned, and stack the prisons in white areas so their populations are boosted for political purposes.
Misery loves company, I guess
so it would be like we were living in the game pride not prejudice? that is terrifying in of itself.
Lord help us All.....
As if Alabama wasn't already fucked up?
Make America Incestuous Again.
Alabama values with Kansas' economy under Brownback.
Why aren't there penalties for states making laws contrary to well-established and defended federal laws?
They really do.
No, we who are not from Alabama, do not kiss our mother like this no, he even said “i would date her if she wherent my daughter”, have you got ANY fk idea how much he’s the problem, not us for noticing and documenting it.
You can’t be that their worldview doesn’t hold water; it’s been created.
No, we who are not from Alabama, do not kiss our mother like this no, he even said “i would date her if she wherent my daughter”, have you got ANY fk idea how much he’s not hurting anyone. I don’t understand why we need more taxes? We aren’t a conservative you can’t do anything wrong
Well, someone’s gotta be #50 or close to it in nearly every measurable category.
No, we who are not from Alabama, do not kiss our mother like this no, he even said “i would date her if she wherent my daughter”, have you got ANY fk idea how much he’s the 9th where I’m not opposed to guns entirely, but we can’t obtain merit on my actions so I’ll take one, please!
I hear banjos.
Haha yes I did laugh at this
Isn't this gonna boost hospital tourism to Canada? In the U.K., it was semi-common to have people from Ireland come to get abortions that weren't available there.
They're absolutely right.
I want to get out of Alabama but I don’t have a college education and I work in car manufacturing, I know they’re are other plants but it’s hard to walk away from 25$ an hour and start over some where else when you’ve built your entire life around your job. It is awful here though being surrounded by people who think something like this is ok.
The United States of Alabama
Huntsville is nice. Alabama sucks.
But how will GOP mistresses get their abortions ?
I see this as an absolute win!
How is this even humor? This is just politics
They're trying to make these laws as extreme as possible as a way to bait the opposition but don't seem to consider the fact they'll have to defend those extreme measures. These motherfuckers are going to have to defend rape, incest, and pedophilia in the fucking Supreme Court.
Alabama is really trying to outdo Utah as an insane religious cult state.
So just to be the devils advocate here, but if abortion is no longer a political issue on the next voting cycle...what will the GOP make their platform?
They can do whatever they like, I'm still not fucking my sister.
As an alabama resident, can confirm. Cant get out of this shithole state because it costs too much to move
I agree. Alabama sucks.
There are certain aspects of this I may or may not contest, but strictly politically speaking, they're right. Alabama isn't the best role model.
Just from reading the comments, let's just have the civil war, folks. We're all obviously ready, lol
It's okay, I'm from NY and it sucks too.
edit: apparently I'm oblivious to the world and this has to do with the abortion rights etc. My comment was just in regards to the suckiness of NY nothing to do with those rights that are in contention. Wasn't trying to make a statement like that.
Same, it sucks for Alabamians
Then move to a liberal state?