Sunday, May 12, 2019

The midnight train to Georgia might have to leave without me.

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Most black folks in America consider Atlanta to be the place to be because of its level of hippness, culture, and educational and job opportunities. Most connected and upwardly mobile black folks would rather send their children to Spelman and Morehouse than to Harvard and Yale. Atlanta bills itself as "the city too busy to hate", and if you visit The A you will see why.

Atlanta has a problem, though, it is located in the state of Georgia. And while they might be too busy to hate in the city of Martin Luther King, their neighbors in the state of Georgia do not have the best record when it comes to tolerance and being progressive on issues.

The latest stain on the state's legacy comes courtesy of a bunch of old white men who want to create a type of Handmaid's Tale dystopian society.  They have decided that a  woman's body should be controlled by the state, and if she tries to take control of it, it's punishable by imprisonment.

Georgia's draconian anti-choice law punishes women for trying to take control of their bodies six weeks after their last menstrual period ("Before many women even realize that they are pregnant.") It also criminalizes doctors and other professionals who might help to induce abortions.

It gets worse. If the woman goes to another sate where these laws do not apply, it could apply to her because she is a resident of the state.

If some of these fanatics have their way we will soon find ourselves going back to the days of coat hangers and back room abortions. These right-wingnuts are emboldened because Mr. grab em by the pussy has stacked the courts with conservative Justices who have a very negative view of the female body.

Now, predictably, the backlash has begun  And for that I am thankful. Movie production companies are threatening to pull out of the state.

 "Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series including "The Walking Dead" and "Stranger Things" have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the Southern state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor's office announced last year.

Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele released a joint statement Friday stating they'd stand "shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia" as their new show "Lovecraft Country" begins shooting in the state. They promised to donate 100% of their episodic fees to the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia, an election reform organization.

"Governor Kemp's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women," the joint statement read. "We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations."

On Thursday, Vachon, whose company has been behind such films as "Carol" and "Vox Lux," made her stand known on Twitter.

'Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned,' she said. '''  

Good for these companies. Maybe if Georgia feels the monetary pressure that comes with a boycott they will come to their senses. 

Alyssa Milano called for a sex strike against men, but that might be a step too far. I mean why punish all of us men for the acts of a bunch of zealots? Plus, women like sex as well. This type of protest assumes that only men enjoy sex. 

Still, I dig her passion. And this is the kind of passion that will be needed to vote out the people who are making these types of laws and taking our country back to some very dark days. 


53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Atlanta bills itself as "the city too busy to hate"

Which is why Chelsea Beller and Brittney Watts were shot to death there by black perps, and perp Nkosi Thandiwe paralyzed Lauren Garcia for life and shot Tiffany Ferenczy who he had never even met.

If it wasn't hate, what was it?

Atlanta has a problem, though, it is located in the state of Georgia.

Atlanta has a problem:  it's full of naggers.  Naggers like the ones in the next state south:

https://www.wbrc.com/2019/05/12/man-gunned-down-outside-trump-resort-miami/

"May 12, 2019 at 5:35 PM CDT - Updated May 12 at 5:41 PM

(CNN) - A man died and a woman was injured in a shootout near a Trump resort in the Miami area Sunday.

According to witnesses, the shooting began when two groups of rival rappers started arguing outside the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.

Someone who knows the man who was killed said he was not involved in the shootout but got caught in the crossfire.

A 19-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

According to witnesses, she is the girlfriend of rapper NBA YoungBoy."

It's possible (even likely) that the GF of NBA Youngboy was a coalburner rather than black herself, but what are the chances that the shooters were not black?  Roughly zero.  Who wants to place a bet on that?

Naggers need to stop hating and stop shooting, and STFU until they do.

dinthebeast said...
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dinthebeast said...

Why are right wingers so afraid of women?

The first written mention of abortion is from 1550 BC, and almost no-one besides the Catholics, not even evangelical Christians, gave a rat's ass about it until the right turned it into a campaign "wedge issue" and started lying their asses off about it in order to scare idiots into voting for them.

If the goddamn Republicans don't want a massive backlash from women like the one that kicked their asses last year, maybe trying to turn the country into "The Handmaid's Tale" isn't the best way to avoid one.

There was a group of women who came together in Chicago before the Roe decision who called themselves the Jane collective and they developed resources for women who needed abortions, and upon the realization that the abortionists they were referring women to weren't licensed doctors, they demanded to be trained by them themselves so they could perform the procedure for women who needed it without charging them $500 to $1,000 for it. They set the price at $100 because they figured that if they averaged $50 they could break even and continue to provide the service to the women who needed it and treat them with the dignity and respect they almost never got from the male abortionists.

They disbanded after the Roe decision because of the legal jeopardy they were in from operating without medical licenses and the fact that safe, legal, abortions were available elsewhere then.

People who know about them, and a few of the participants are now looking to their story for ways to go forward in this newly insanely restrictive legal climate.

Abortions will never go away. All restrictions will ever do is make poor women miserable and fuck up their lives, all for a bullshit campaign issue.

And as always, the men who caused the unintended pregnancies face no consequences whatsoever. If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament, clinics would be as common as Starbucks, and abortion pills would come in 32 flavors from vending machines in supermarkets.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

“Alyssa Milano called for a sex strike against men, but that might be a step too far. I mean why punish all of us men for the acts of a a bunch of zealots? Plus, women like sex as well. This type of protest assumes that only men enjoy sex.”

It also assumes that these anti-abortion laws are simply a misogynistic male assault on women. While that is the feminist narrative, the reality is more complicated.

In actual fact, female wingnut voters are significantly more likely to hold anti-abortion views than wingnut male voters. Understanding of this situation is clouded by the optics of male politicians being the ones who are seen to be passing these laws, because GOP politicians are very much NOT a diverse crowd — they’re overwhelmingly white and male.

However, the fact that the anti-abortion legislators are largely male doesn’t make this a male initiative, in my view. There is a large demand for these laws by Christian fundie women, who, insanely, seem desperate for the government to take their rights away.

The Religious Right in this country are a real trip.

PilotX said...

Didn't a sex strike work before? I think there was a movie about that.

dinthebeast said...

"...seem desperate for the government to take their rights away."

They're actually desperate to take the rights of poor, brown, sinful women away. The fact that they or their daughters might be harmed by these laws goes down the same memory hole as the fact that the food they eat depends on the brown people (who they believe themselves to have a special dispensation from Jesus to hate) for its production.

So now the right wing brain wizards who donated $22 million to privately fund the construction of a border wall are wondering when the groundbreaking ceremony will be, because "it's been five months already"...

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

“Didn't a sex strike work before? I think there was a movie about that.”

The Spike Lee movie? It’s loosely inspired by the ancient Greek comedic play Lysistrata. So another fictional sex strike.

Actual historical sex strikes don’t seem to have a great overall track record for success.

Anonymous said...

“So now the right wing brain wizards who donated $22 million to privately fund the construction of a border wall are wondering when the groundbreaking ceremony will be, because ‘it's been five months already’...”

Is the grifter who created the Wall GoFundMe in jail yet? Or is he on a beach in Rio enjoying the $22 million he hustled out of the rubes?

dinthebeast said...

"Or is he on a beach in Rio enjoying the $22 million he hustled out of the rubes?"

Isn't Rio a little bit too brown for his tastes? Oh, wait, they just elected their own Fergus clone, he may be all over that shit.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

“Isn't Rio a little bit too brown for his tastes? Oh, wait, they just elected their own Fergus clone, he may be all over that shit.”

Yeah, Bolsonaro is pretty fascistic. Nothing horrible he does would really surprise me. He thinks the era of Brazil’s military dictatorship, which disappeared and tortured dissidents, was the good old days.

He was elected to fix corruption in Brazil (or as Trump would say, to “drain the swamp). Instead, he will end up “fixing” people who are poor and brown. Some of whom voted for Bolsonaro — which makes about as much sense as America’s wingnut women voting to have their abortion rights taken away.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Field said.....

"The latest stain on the state's legacy comes courtesy of a bunch of old white men who want to create a type of Handmaid's Tale dystopian society. They have decided that a woman's body should be controlled by the state, and if she tries to take control of it, it's punishable by imprisonment."

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One of the additional motives behind this crusade is is related to the fact that the white birthrate has dropped slightly below the replacement rate. The trend has been going this direction for quite some time and the good old boys who control much of the south as well as other areas in the country have begun to panic. If they are not stopped now, look for the campaign against birth control to escalate dramatically. Some right-wing evangelicals have already called for revoking the 19th Amendment which guarantees women's right to vote.

Anonymous said...

“Some right-wing evangelicals have already called for revoking the 19th Amendment which guarantees women's right to vote.”

Various wingnuts have also explicitly called for repeal of Amendments 14, 16, and 17. I only wish I were making this up.

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dinthebeast said...

"If they are not stopped now, look for the campaign against birth control to escalate dramatically."

The proposed law in Alabama makes several commonly used forms of birth control a crime.

I know a woman who lives in Huntsville, and she says that if the law passes, she'll leave the state before it goes into effect.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

On Twitter in response to Alyssa Milano:


Imani Gandy
‏Verified account @AngryBlackLady
May 11

Imani Gandy Retweeted Alyssa Milano

No. This is heteronormative slacktivist garbage borne of patriarchy and it literally does nothing to help pregnant people in Georgia.

You’re not helping.

Please stop.

Talk to reproductive justice organizers in Georgia if you want to help and *ask them what they need*.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

All these new anti abortion assaults on the constitution are done knowing there is likely a dependable ideological Spotus waiting ion the wings to overturn Roe, which would be the death knell for stoopid fucking wingnuts as a party of animals.

Women on the right will finally figure this out and toss all stoopid fucking wingnuts out with the abotrted fetii.

mike from iowa said...

Not looking good for the 14th amendment with wingnut ideologues being pushed and passed without Dems getting a word in edgewise.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/us-senate-poised-to-confirm-3-trump-judicial-nominees-who-refuse-to-support-landmark-scotus-civil-rights-case/

mike from iowa said...

How stoopid fucking wingnuts really feel about rural people.....you know, like farmers.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/tom-cotton-us-farmers-are-facing-pretty-minimal-sacrifices-in-trade-war-because-they-arent-being-killed/

Suicides by farmers is at an all time high,but, I guess if you suicide you aren't really dead.

Gawd, what sewer do these reprehensible reptiles crawl out of?

mike from iowa said...

Moar Drumpfuck racist inspired terrorists of the wasicu wastey persuasion.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/teens-targeted-black-and-disabled-classmates-as-they-planned-to-kill-as-many-people-as-possible-in-school-shooting/

anotherbozo said...

At six weeks a fetus has a pulse but looks like quarter-inch-high entrails. The law wouldn't pass the Constitutionality test so amounts to no more than political grandstanding for the Bible-thumpers. And may ruin a few women's lives before it's squashed.

To call Georgia outside the Atlanta city limits medieval is to insult the Middle Ages. Check the lynching histories of Moultrie and Macon for some real sadism porn.

Also, barely outside Atlanta, this: https://www.theroot.com/ga-mayor-says-city-is-not-ready-for-black-employee-co-1834564202



Anonymous said...

“Women on the right will finally figure this out and toss all stoopid fucking wingnuts out with the abotrted fetii”

“How stoopid fucking wingnuts really feel about rural people.....you know, like farmers.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/tom-cotton-us-farmers-are-facing-pretty-minimal-sacrifices-in-trade-war-because-they-arent-being-killed/”


We’ll see.

I’d like to think that wingnut women and farmers would figure out that Trump and the GOP aren’t really on their side. But so far, there doesn’t seem to be much catching of clues going on in Red State America.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/teens-targeted-black-and-disabled-classmates-as-they-planned-to-kill-as-many-people-as-possible-in-school-shooting/

White supremacists apparently.

Grumpy Cat said...

"Not looking good for the 14th amendment"

GOOD!

"https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/teens-targeted-black-and-disabled-classmates-as-they-planned-to-kill-as-many-people-as-possible-in-school-shooting/

White supremacists apparently."

But Raw Story won't tell you about the murder of Kaylie Juga by her black feetsball-playing boyfriend:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7015303/Police-arrest-boy-15-suspected-shooting-dead-girlfriend-16-wounding-mother.html

Neither will you hear about the murder of ex-Playboy model Christina Carlin-Kraft by a black man:

https://nypost.com/2019/05/09/ex-playboy-models-final-moments-of-torture-recalled-at-trial/

Nor will you hear anything about this black "man" who raped a 15-yr-old on CNN or MS-DNC:

https://www.al.com/news/tuscaloosa/2019/05/man-40-charged-in-rape-of-15-year-old-tuscaloosa-girl.html

Nope, it's the REACTIONS to these heinous crimes that has the lamestream media up in arms furiously repeating White Man Bad.

It isn't working very well now.  Shortly it won't work at all.

Not a smidgen of corruption said...

In 2013, then-Vice President Biden and his son Hunter flew together to China on Air Force Two - and two weeks later, Hunter's firm inked a private equity deal for $1 billion with a subsidiary of the Chinese government's Bank of China, which expanded to $1.5 billion.

"If it sounds shocking that a vice president would shape US-China policy as his son — who has scant experience in private equity — clinched a coveted billion-dollar deal with an arm of the Chinese government, that’s because it is" -Peter Schweizer

Perhaps this is why Joe Biden - now on the 2020 campaign trail - said last week that China wasn't a threat.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-13/not-just-ukraine-biden-may-have-serious-china-problem-schweizer-exposes-hunters-1bn

mike from iowa said...

Esteemed membranes on the wingnut activist Spotus are taking pot shots at the libs. The Spotus is about as collegial as Drumpfuck's potty mouth.

Anonymous said...

The more I see from the libturd posters here, the more I think that lese majeste should be applicable to the office of President of the United States.

As long as he isn't a Dimocrap, of course.  We should be able to call the Obuttholes whatever we want.

Anonymous said...

“The more I see from the libturd posters here, the more I think that lese majeste should be applicable to the office of President of the United States.”

Yes, I imagine you would.

At least, unlike most wingnuts, you admit that you don’t believe in democracy.

PilotX said...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/christian-us-pastor-who-prayed-for-obama-s-death-and-celebrated-orlando-gay-club-massacre-becomes-the-first-person-banned-from-ireland/ar-AABivV8?ocid=ob-fb-enus-280&fbclid=IwAR0tm8KHjo2YGDEXbJvvAiTUWhvZVs1lgcVWbrK6mw2OGreBTOzmWnr5x-E

PilotX said...

"As long as he isn't a Dimocrap, of course. We should be able to call the Obuttholes whatever we want."

Take a good long look at who supports trump. Obviously very well educated and mature individuals.

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Anonymous said...

“Take a good long look at who supports trump. Obviously very well educated and mature individuals.”

The blurb from the 1930s dystopian novel It Can’t Happen Here, about a fictional American dictator who manipulates his way into power, reads like it was meant to describe T-Rump, his dopey followers, and a complacent mainstream media in 2016.

Anonymous said...

The blurb from the 1930s dystopian novel It Can’t Happen Here

Authored by Sinclair (((Lewis))).  Every. Single. Time.

Ten years after an America that was fed up with the misbehavior of immigrants essentially cut off immigration until 1965, Lewis had no sympathy or gratitude to the Americans who made a nice country to live in, and graciously allowed him to live in it.  He repaid them with hate, contempt and subversion.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Not a smidgen of corruption said...


"Perhaps this is why Joe Biden - now on the 2020 campaign trail - said last week that China wasn't a threat."
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-Peter Schweizer is a Trump supporter who is trying to get Trump reelected in 2020. Yes, I know Schweizer is a journalist. So what?

Anonymous said...

@anon9:04

Charming. Joseph Goebbels would be so proud. Maybe you should also follow in his footsteps and eat some cyanide.

Not that it matters, but I don’t think Sinclair Lewis was Jewish.

World of Lies said...

Joseph Goebbels use of the "Big Lie" expression is often (((falsely))) quoted as advocating propaganda, when in fact it was describing the use of propaganda among Germany's enemies:

"“The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous”

This was an expansion on Hitler's first elucidation of the concept that the "big lie" was a propaganda technique typically used by Jewish Marxists:

But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice.

All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X

Genius NPC said...

"The blurb from the 1930s dystopian novel It Can’t Happen Here, about a fictional American dictator who manipulates his way into power, reads like it was meant to describe T-Rump, his dopey followers, and a complacent mainstream media in 2016."

Wow this is just like a fictional account about the rise of fascism in America from 80 years ago he said to no one in particular about the rude, ineffective guy overseeing a society full of child transsexuality, demographic collapse and rule by oligarchical corporate interests.

Anonymous said...

Also charming.

I bet you sleep with Mein Kampf under your pillow and masturbate to it when no one’s looking.

Your buddy Trump is, likewise, a Hitler fan. But hey, nobody should call him a fascist. That’s mean.

Donald Trump 'kept book of Adolf Hitler's speeches in his bedside cabinet'

mike from iowa said...

Quick change of pace, Tim Conway from tv series McHale's Navy and the Carol Burnette show passed todat at age 85. One truly funny guy in a good wasy, unlike stoopid fucking wingnut comedians/white terrorists.

mike from iowa said...

Pompous peon Pompeo is hand delivering a box of chocolate kisses to Drumpf love interest Putie the Cutie. Each choco kiss is in the shape of Drumpfuck's prehensile lips and molded to fit Putie's patootie.

Drumpfuck's motto - As the chief fucker up, now it's time to pucker up
and give Puties ass some tongue so I can taste his Putie dung. Better than KFC.

Hank Johnson said...

mike from iowa's nuanced and insightful comments are why most people come to the Field Negro blog.

dinthebeast said...

So Elizabeth Warren just told Fox News to go fuck themselves, in a display of backbone and wisdom that seems to be somewhat lacking in even the better of the Democratic candidates this time.

She knows that Fox is not your friend, and isn't afraid to say so, and is smart enough to say why it is that way.

I plan on voting for her in the primary.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2019/05/elizabeth-warren-tells-fox-news-to-go.html

-Doug in Oakland

Elizabeth Warren said...

Why do Blacks have a higher aggregate violent crime rate than other peoples of similar socioeconomic status everywhere on earth?

mike from iowa said...

Why are blacks falsely accused of more crimes all over the world than all other people's combined?

Why is whitey such a fucking pussy cunt when it comes to being civil to POC?

Elizabeth Warren said...

Why are blacks falsely accused of more crimes than all other people combined even in Africa?

mike from iowa said...

Looks like Drumpf's pee taPE exists and Betsy DeVos hubby is involved with Russian hack through one of his companies-

https://www.wonkette.com/did-paul-manafort-use-that-weird-trump-org-server-to-sext-the-russians-lets-wonkvestigate



Why are blacks falsely accused of more crimes than all other people combined even in Africa? Uh, because there are more blacks there?

mike from iowa said...

Looks like another rainy night in iowa. Brook Benton, where you at, fella?

CNN said...

dinthebeast said...
So Elizabeth Warren just told Fox News to go fuck themselves, in a display of backbone and wisdom that seems to be somewhat lacking in even the better of the Democratic candidates this time.
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Was it FOX who peddled a false Russia lie for two years, gave a platform to a porn lawyer guilty of extortion, attempted to ruin the life of a SCOTUS nominee, legitimized a fake hate crime and endangered the lives of Catholic high schoolers? Must’ve missed that.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


World of Lies said...

"Joseph Goebbels use of the "Big Lie" expression is often (((falsely))) quoted as advocating propaganda, when in fact it was describing the use of propaganda among Germany's enemies:"
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Oh please, if you want to be taken seriously don't start your post with some shit like this.

Some of us who post here are old enough to remember WWII. Try another blog where people are younger and more gullible.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


"Why do Blacks have a higher aggregate violent crime rate than other peoples of similar socioeconomic status everywhere on earth?"

4:40 PM
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Why did you not post any sources for your opinion above just as any serious person would have?? And when did you stop beating your wife? husband? dog?

Anonymous said...

Why did you not post any sources for your opinion above just as any serious person would have??
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You expect a coherent, intelligent argument from that moron? Good luck.

Sean Hannity said...

Nah, Fox just runs with BS about deep states, BS about Obama's birth certificate, lies about abortion bills, knockout games and just plain stupid BS.

Seth Rich said...

Don't forget the Seth Rich BS.

mike from iowa said...

Don't worry, wingnuts. Drumpfuck the dumbfuck will neatly tie all crimes ever committed back to HRC and Obama. Even crimes that have not happened yet.