Friday Open Thread

“Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.”

–Pearl S. Buck

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Breaking news: SCOTUS has issued it’s repeal of Roe today. No analysis yet, but given that the vote is still 5-4 I would guess that the leaked draft opinion is largely intact.

    • kwtree says:

      “We didn’t know how devastating it would be to see the words on the paper condemning women to second class citizenship.” “It’s a dark day in the country today” – Joyce Vance, prosecutor,  MSNBC legal commentator.

      A woman’s ability to obtain an abortion is no longer protected under the Constitution- Jessica Levinson

      Half of states now allow abortion – half don’t. “It’s like a civil war” – Dahlia Lithwick, SCOTUS blog

      ( Because states that no longer allow abortion are looking to curtail that right in states that still allow it.)

      I’m looking at the protesters in front of the Supreme Court – how much younger the women are, how diverse the crowd is. Those are differences from 50 years ago. Other than that, it could be the same.

      I’ll just say the words here – this is sexism in action. Those are trigger words for many on this blog. Suck it up.



      • Voyageur says:

        Wrong, as usual, kiwi.  Gallup poll data 1975 to 2022 show men are slightly more pro choice than women.  Pew, using different wording, shows majorities of both genders favor abortion under all circumstances, with slight edge to women.

        The huge difference is by political party, with Democrats heavily pro choice  and Republicans pro life.

        So, it ain't just those nasty old men.  Now, go back to watching Thelma and Louise while the adults discuss this issue rationally.

    • dustpuppy says:

      I've already deemed SCOTUS invalid and unconstitutional until they correct Bush v Gore since they invalidated people's rights.

      The only remedy at this point right now is for the entire SCOTUS to resign, effective immediately, and declare all their past, present and future decision to be invalid.



    • JohnInDenver says:

      Decision remained as expected.  6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law.  1 carve out (Chief Roberts) who says he wouldn't go further.  5 vote majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.

      Republicans are now very much like the dog that caught the car … what are they gonna do with it?

  2. Voyageur says:

    Roe, Roe, Roe v. Wade

    Is thrown out in the street.

    The fascists own your bodies, girls,

    You’re just a bag of meat!

  3. coloradosane says:

    This IS a civil war………..minority is driving majority places they don't want to go because our democracy protects minority right while center and left burn. 

    Sad two days but at least we can self eliminate with concealed weapons for all.  IDIOCRACY if we allow it. 

  4. Genghis says:

    By way of FYI, here are some corporations that fund anti-choice political actions committees and can fuck all the way off.

  5. DavidThi808 says:

    We have a highly educated workforce in this state. Colorado should look at bringing manufacturing back on the Singapore model.

    Lots of jobs also would be nice, but that world is gone. If it's no manufacturing vs. manufacturing with a small number of well paid jobs – take option #2.

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