40+ Gatekeeping Failures That Totally Backfired! Tabs, Fri., Sept. 16, 2022
No no no, Heartland Signal, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp didn't say banning birth control depended on where the Legislature was on the issue, I mean he did, but that's only if you listen to his words! He just meant that he was not going to say anything approaching "No, I would not sign a law banning birth control" because that is just good politics to keep "banning birth control" on the table! I award you 17 Pinocchios for reporting on his words — which were that maybe he would sign a bill banning abortion if the Legislature wanted him to — instead of his tone, which was that depending on where the Legislature is on the issue, he might sign a bill banning birth control.
People sent this teenager $300,000 for killing the man who trafficked her, and I ain't mad. (NBC News)
Families of trans kids are continuing to be investigated by Texas even after they scrammed the fuck out of Texas, according to this oddly produced segment that I don't want to shit on because it's sympathetic and it's important, but it doesn't properly lay out any evidence. — KVUE
FBI arrests Asshole Woman in Boston Children's Hospital bomb threat. Fuck you, Asshole Woman. (WCVB)
\u201c@FBIBoston FBI's Joseph Bonavolonta: BCH "has received dozens of hoax threats, including harassing phone calls and emails, individual threats, and threats of mass-casualty attacks. This behavior is nothing short of reprehensible, and it needs to stop now."\u201d— Ari Drennen (@Ari Drennen) 1663273863
It was a bad, bad summer for Montana rightwing lunatic pastor JD Hall: bankrupted by a libel suit brought by a trans person he defamed, banned from all Town Pumps in Montana for harassing a clerk in one, drug charges, and removed from his church (which also charged him with embezzling) for credible allegations of domestic violence brought by his wife. When they tell you who they are, believe them. — Montana Free Press
This boy and his dog walked to the US from Venezuela. He had to give her up at the border. I hope he made it to Martha's Vineyard, those folks seem fuckin awesome. (Thomson Reuters)
Martha's Vineyard being fuckin awesome. — MassLive
This is just a very good ad.
\u201cThis GOP Jesus ad will never age out\u201d— Marjorie Gaylor Queen \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Marjorie Gaylor Queen \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1663252134
Transportation investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law include paving over the goddamn freeway that destroyed Detroit's "Black Bottom" neighborhood and putting in a boulevard instead. — Transportation.gov
Rep. Ayanna Pressley's resolution honoring civil rights champion and I guess an athlete (??) Bill Russell. (Celtics Wire)
Do you have 20 minutes? This New York Times video (gift link because we love you) on the woman who sold Thomas Keller the French Laundry is so beautiful I made my mom watch it with me and we both cried and cried.
Gatekeeping fails! (Food Is in the House)
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