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Fact: Texas has more laws restricting sex toys than guns

Posted by on May 28, 2022 in Politics, What's Left | 1 comment



“Texas residents are restricted on the number of sex toys they can possess. Yet, Texans can own as many guns as they want.”


Let’s hear it for those Texas Republicans! They’re fighting to keep us safe!

Safe from……sex toys!

By state law, Texas residents are restricted on the number of sex toys they can possess. Yet, Texans can own as many guns as they want and can even carry a gun in public. This shocking fact has come to attention following the Uvalde mass shooting on Tuesday in which 19 students and 2 teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old who bought two deadly assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, all because buying guns and ammo in Texas is about as easy as driving thru a Dairy Queen and ordering a Dilly Bar.

But don’t try to hoard sex toys!

Section 43:23 of the Texas State Penal (oh, the irony!) Code states:

“A person who possesses six or more obscene devices or identical or similar obscene articles is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (who apparently loves porn and got caught accidentally giving a “like” to a hot MILF video) has even gone so far as to fight for a ban on sex toys. In a stunning legal argument made when he was fighting against an Austin adult store selling such devices, Cruz’s legal team argued there is no right “to stimulate one’s genitals.”

You can’t make this shit up, folks.

Let me quote that again: The Cruz memo wrote:

“There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.”

Let’s hear it for those conservatives fighting for our freedom!

Texas’ sick “obscenity laws” pushed mostly by Christian fundamentalists and willingly passed by lapdog conservatives expose the appalling hypocrisy of false “freedom” arguments and reveal their deeply-disturbed paranoia about anything connected to sex, reproduction, and/or female empowerment. Republicans and conservatives care far more about what happens in your bedroom than keeping kids safe in the classroom.

Here’s an idea. Let’s ban “obscene devices.” Yes, let’s do that; I’m talking about obscene devices such as AR-15 style ASSAULT WEAPONS, which have no other purpose than murderous mass destruction. Now, those are what I call — obscene devices.


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Spare Me the Bullshit on Guns

Posted by on May 27, 2022 in Politics, What's Left | 0 comments




“Spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don’t have any more ‘mental illness’ than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness, because … we’re not an outlier on mental illness. We’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different.”

— Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)


Note: I’ll add the following comments…..

(1)  Spare me the bullshit about the decline of religion and bible verses not being taught in schools as a factor in gun violence….nations that are *far less* religious than the United States and have *no bibles* in the schools have virtually *no school shootings.*

(2)  Spare me the bullshit about arming teachers and lunch ladies. If 120 heavily armed police officers and a SWAT team wouldn’t or couldn’t stop one 18-year-old kid while he shot up a school for an hour on a rampage, the teacher and the lunch lady aren’t going to save the kids.

(3)  Spare me the bullshit about arming more citizens. This fearful nation has more guns than people. Double the number of guns, or triple it, or even quadruple it, and the violence arrow is going to go in just one obvious direction. There’s been a massive increase in gun violence in the last few decades.  Why? Because there are more guns. If you don’t understand this, you don’t understand simple math.

— Nolan Dalla

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Blood on Their Hands: It’s Time to Start Pointing Fingers

Posted by on May 26, 2022 in Blog, Politics, What's Left | 0 comments



Okay, so it’s a ‘mental health issue.”

Let’s go along with this claim for the sake of argument.

“State of Mental Health in America” by Mental Health America, a nonprofit that advocates for people with mental illness recently ranked access to mental health care across America. The study indicates how much access to care exists within a state. The metrics considered (1) access to insurance, (2) access to treatment, (2) quality and cost of insurance, (3) access to special education, (4) mental health workforce availability, and (5) state funding.

Fact: In the group’s 2022 report, Texas ranked 51st out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Not 50th. 51st!


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