Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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@Goku Black
Sodomy includes any kind of oral sex, too.
It’s worse than that. According to Texas any “sexual deviancy” (which sodomy includes) is defined as:
Sec. 21.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Deviate sexual intercourse” means:
(A) any contact between any part of the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person; or
(B) the penetration of the genitals or the anus of another person with an object.
(2) “Sexual contact” means, except as provided by Section 21.11 or 21.12, any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
(3) “Sexual intercourse” means any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.
(4) “Spouse” means a person to whom a person is legally married under Subtitle A, Title 1, Family Code, or a comparable law of another jurisdiction.
So basically, anything that isn’t vaginal sex between a man and woman will be outlawed. Anal? Illegal. Oral? Illegal. Fingering? Illegal. Foreplay in general? Illegal. Sex toys? Illegal.
If this goes into effect alongside the ban on contraceptives, then literally the only kind of sex or sexual activity that won’t have the sex police coming for you (not in the Giggity way) will be sex that ends in a child. And with the a ban abortion trying to be implemented, yes. Horny=child will be the future Republicans make.
And no, that’s not a coincidence. Remember that in the explanation for the SCOTUS’ ruling they expressly declared that this was meant for provide a “domestic supply of infants” (sic).
Just think about that for a moment. In the Republican dystopia, every time you get a bit horny your only options are to either have a kid or suffer blue balls.
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@Goku Black
If we’re talking Texas they are fully aware, but the law is targeted at gays. The old laws used to target gays and straights because puritans.
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@Ebalosus
As unfortunate as the current situation is, voting for third party is a vote for Republicans. For comparison, if it was the Eastern Front in 1941 and people were forced with the choice of being completely oppressed by the Nazis or semi-oppressed under the Communists, choosing a third side would be COMPLETELY out of the question and ensure the Nazis a greater chance at victory. Just saying.
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According to SCOTUSBlog, the Supreme Court has agreed to take up Harper v Moore next term. In it, they will review “independent state legislature” theory which grants broad authority to state legislatures to set rules over federal elections, even if state courts rule them unconstitutional.
This could effectively end free elections in states controlled by Republicans. The replies are full of MAGAheads salivating at the prospect.
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That’s kind of the entire Trumpist ethos. There is “us,” and there is “them.” Rules are to be imposed on “them” by “us.” But “we” can NEVER be burdened by rules, especially not ones set by “them.”
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@Ebalosus
As unfortunate as the current situation is, voting for third party is a vote for Republicans. For comparison, if it was the Eastern Front in 1941 and people were forced with the choice of being completely oppressed by the Nazis or semi-oppressed under the Communists, choosing a third side would be COMPLETELY out of the question and ensure the Nazis a greater chance at victory. Just saying.
No, mathematically a vote for a third party is a vote taken away from either and not voting is voting for whoever wins under the winner-takes-all of elections. If you absolutely want to vote for no one, you vote for a third party.
But as it stands, the dems are institutionally incapable of mounting a resistance so even voting for them doesn’t do anything because they’ll continue to fuck around. Might as well commit to accelerationism if you’re going to participate in elections and let the oldest continuing party in the country self-destruct so a more capable one can emerge.
Or better yes: cease giving a shit about precious democracy
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@AaronMk
But keep in mind there’s this thing called the Electoral College, and as it stands right now, it continues to be designed to favor Republican districts. The only reason the Democrats won in 2020 was because enough people showed up to vote. The problem though is the Democrat establishment’s mentality that they can accomplish things by continuing to play by the rules, which is impossible given the other side doesn’t. And at the same time progressives like me who are to the left of Biden get ostracized for being “too radical.”
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@AaronMk
But keep in mind there’s this thing called the Electoral College, and as it stands right now, it continues to be designed to favor Republican districts. The only reason the Democrats won in 2020 was because enough people showed up to vote. The problem though is the Democrat establishment’s mentality that they can accomplish things by continuing to play by the rules, which is impossible given the other side doesn’t. And at the same time progressives like me who are to the left of Biden get ostracized for being “too radical.”
Two ways to respond to this:
  1. Conjecture; citation needed
  2. This is what you get for your precious fucking democracy
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Russian forces have withdrawn from Snake Island.
Belarus is now conscripting citizens. I forget, isn’t Belarus aligned with Russia?
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Build commie blocks!
In that case I’ll just contribute lots of scientific advancements and that’ll get me off the hook for allegedly supporting the Nazis, since according to you that’s adequate repayment for such things.
Then why the fuck vote for them? How much worse are republicans than the democrats if the democrats go along with the republican platform anyway (to paraphrase our mate Jimmy Dore)?
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They pass this “independent state legislature” nonsense and then it’s time for war.
An attack on voting and liberty that extreme could only be remedied by burning the system down and starting from scratch.
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