Wednesday Reads: Rise Up RevComs

Cartoon by Pia Guerra

Watch the video from the hearing below:

Cartoons via Cagle:

So…earlier this week I got this tweet sent to me when I retweeted something from Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights:

So, I looked into it.

Then last night I found this video:

Here are some more things I found:

Some of the responses from Rise Up and RevComs:

As you can see, RevComs is using the Rise Up hashtag:

I find it interesting that they are highlighting this:

As well as this tweet from RevComs:


In other news:

Geez…this is an open thread.

All this pleading the Fifth has me thinking of this skit:

42 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Rise Up RevComs”

  1. Enheduanna says:

    Thanks for the round-up JJ. I wish the mainstream press “got it” as well as the cartoonists do. The press is failing us miserably. I saw an article yesterday at absolutely GLOWING about DeSantis’ decisions. It lasted 5 seconds before they pulled it.

    I despair for our country…

  2. roofingbird says:

    That was a lot of work Thanks.

  3. Minkoff Minx says:

  4. dakinikat says:

    Hey JJ! It’s too bad that the political cartoons are always at their best when the country is at its worst. Wow, there’s a lot up there. Thanks!

  5. Minkoff Minx says:

    They can’t even have pictures of the people they love? Fucking hell?

    • dakinikat says:

      That is so wrong I don’t even know where to start. I think I’d go teach in a state where I’m not forced into a closet.

    • NW Luna says:

      Why put a picture of one’s spouse in the classroom in the first place? That seems a bit weird. It’d be like me putting a picture of my spouse in a clinic room.

      Sounds like the particular school district is doing this, not the initiative itself. The initiative doesn’t mention anything like that. And the article has lots of “may” this and “may” that in it, so the tweet isn’t very accurate. It’s vague about rainbow clothing — only mentions rainbow lanyards. As long as lanyards with crosses are banned, it’s only fair that the rainbow ones are.

      “they must use pronouns assigned at birth” Didn’t know pronouns were assigned at birth. Lol.

      This appears to be the gist of the bill itself:
      “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age- appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

      Also the parents need to be informed about anything to do with the health of their child.

      The initiative was started because some teachers were hiding health and social info from parents that kids were being called different names or saying they were girls when they were boys, or teaching that if boys liked pink or dolls they were trans. Remember that this applies to kindergarten thru 3rd grade, so very young kids. I think that’s fair. I don’t agree with diSantis’ other political stands.

      • quixote says:

        This mess, at least among non-christofascists, comes down to confusing gay or trans rights with what at least some trans people want. They should and must have the same civil rights we (should) all have. They have no more “right” to be validated or to have others follow their beliefs than any of us have.

        I know that part of what the christofascists want is to prevent gay or trans lives from being seen as normal. They are, so that’s a problem. It’s just one more reason you can’t have christofascists running schools. Or anything. Because they try to force people to follow their beliefs. Which doesn’t work no matter who does it.

        • NW Luna says:

          Agree. It annoys me that people go along with calling that Florida bill the “don’t say gay” bill when it’s not about that at all! It merely says that little kids in school get info that’s age-appropriate, and teachers can’t hide info on the kid’s physical or psychological health from the parents. Misinformation is misinformation no matter what side. Kids can’t even get immunized without a note from a parent! A 3rd-grader doesn’t have the ability to make thoughtful choices about nearly anything that has long-term effects. No kid is born in the wrong body! The born-in-the-wrong-body trend is ridiculous and harmful. We should help kids be comfortable with themselves. How can you know what it’s like to ‘feel like a woman’ when you’re not a woman? The whole trans thing is based on stereotypes anyway or it’s AGP. Let men wear skirts and makeup, and women have short hair, wear comfortable baggy clothes, and work on cars — let’s see that as just normal and individual personality — without assuming they need to change sex (which is impossible anyway).

  6. RonStill4Hillls says:

    I saw the two young women complaining about the fund raise appeal on Yasmin’s broadcast. I was very suspicious at the time. I thought they were Trumper spies. Turns out they were a different flavor of spy. Thanks for exposing this. Bob Avakian has been around for a long time and has been FOS the whole time.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      Yeah Ron, I saw that interview live as well, and it bothered the hell out of me…the Rise Up folks are super sensitive about their connection to Bob Avakian, and the way they have responded to the legitimate questions and concerns about these connections only boosts the “cult” like culture.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I’m glad you called attention to this. It reminds me of what happened to the women’s march.

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    • quixote says:

      Excellent resource!

    • bostonboomer says:

      I wonder what their problem is with Massachusetts? The legislature has passed laws to protect abortion rights and increase access. I looked and the restrictions they list are that children under 16 need parental consent and abortions after 24 weeks only allowed if mother’s or child’s life is endangered or for letal fetal anomaly.

      New York only allows abortion if the mother’s life is threatened, so that’s more restrictive, but they don’t have an age limit.

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  11. Minkoff Minx says:

    This thread here 🚨🚨🚨

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    Racist Supreme Court Decisionhanded to Indigenous Americans

  14. dakinikat says:

    All those diverse women with a buttload of racist misogynists. Wonder what that’s going to be like!

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  16. quixote says:

    One of the best resources is PlanCPills.

    Revolting about the cult group trying to parasitize the movement. Mole people. I’m so angry about everything at this point I feel kind of like Dr. Strangelove trying to pull his own hand back while I’m thinking kill-’em-all-let-God-sort-’em-out.

    • NW Luna says:

      Thanks, quixote! That is an excellent resource and it’s new to me. Bookmarked.

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  19. quixote says:

    Another thing: about the so-called “heartbeat bills.” In a sane world they’d be shortcircuited right out by the definition of “heartbeat.”

    That requires a heart. And that’s an organ that forms around the 22nd week.

    Any cardiac muscle cell if you keep it alive in a petri dish has its own rhythmic contractility. (If the heart, the actual organ, didn’t have a pacemaker all the individual cells would march to the tune of their own drummer, which wouldn’t move any blood. They wouldn’t keep you alive for a second.)

    What’s detectable with current equipment around week 6 or whenever it is, are those contractile cells doing their thing. If we had Star Trek-level lab equipment that could detect single cells, we’d be able to detect *that*. The minute one cell differentiated enough to contract, the Repubs would fall all over themselves, I guess.

    Come to think of it, it all makes perfect sense. They don’t have hearts so they have no idea how that works.