Sunday Reads: Political Avoidance Coping disorder … aka PAC’dPosted: February 28, 2016 Filed under: 2016 elections, abortion rights, birth control, Discrimination against women, fetus fetishists, fundamentalist Christians, Hillary Clinton, open thread, Planned Parenthood, PLUB Pro-Life-Until-Birth, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, Republican presidential politics, right wing hate grouups, the GOP, The Right Wing, Vagina, War on Women, Women's Healthcare, Women's Rights | Tags: Donald Trump, Political Avoidance Coping disorder aka PAC'd 38 Comments
Political Avoidance Coping disorder
(Yes, a little “d” on the disorder.)
For surely the use of Avoidance Coping as an act of desperation in this Political/Presidential/Campaign Season could not be seen as a “disorder.”
This is not to confuse you with the term PAD (Political Affected Disorder)…that Mona came up with last presidential election season.
Or with the term PLUB (Pro-Life-Until-Birth) which I often use for the freakish fetus fetish GOP fuckers who are determined and….getting away with, closing down the houses of safe/legal abortion and women’s reproductive health.
But if I travel down that road I will go off on a different angle than I had planned….so I need to stay focused and stick with the Political Avoidance Coping disorder as a defense mechanism in these truly fucked up times because…if you are like me, you have spent the last year looking to get PAC’d.
So, now that Hillary has won South Carolina, do you think my PAC’d defenses will weaken a bit?
I am still worried as fuck.
When this is the opposite side, and the possible choice of two for the presidency:
Ya know, I won’t be able to cope with this election until the election is over.
There is just too much at stake, just look at a few headlines:
Chris Wallace: This Week’s Debate Was ‘Embarrassment for the Republican Party’ | Mediaite
One bully endorses another bigger bully: Why Chris Christie hitched his wagon to Donald Trump – Salon.com
Ex-Mexican President Fox: Trump reminds me of Hitler – CNNPolitics.com
Trump Dismisses His Retweet of a Mussolini Quote: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ | Mediaite
The Latest: Cruz needles Trump over tax information – The Washington Post
Ted Cruz Speculates Donald Trump’s Taxes Could Show Mafia Ties – ABC News
Oh that is nothing…hey, Mafia Ties? I’ll take some Wiseguys over cross-burning racist any day. (Cough, cough)
David Duke Urges His Supporters To Volunteer And Vote For Trump – BuzzFeed News
Trump on white supremacist support: – CNNPolitics.com
The actual headline is, “Trump won’t disavow support from KKK, David Duke,” but you can take it from there.
And a sideline on the KKK: Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; 3 are stabbed and 13 arrested – LA Times
A small group of people representing the Klan had announced that it would hold a rally at Pearson Park at 1:30 p.m., police said. By 11 a.m., several dozen protesters had shown up to confront the Klan.
About an hour later, several men in black garb with Confederate flag patches arrived in an SUV near the edge of the park.
Fighting broke out moments after Klan members exited the vehicle. Some of the protesters could be seen kicking a man whose shirt read “Grand Dragon.” At some point, a protester collapsed on the ground bleeding, crying that he had been stabbed.
A Klansman in handcuffs could be heard telling a police officer that he “stabbed him in self-defense.” Several other people were also handcuffed.
Witnesses said the Klansmen used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting with protesters.
Two other protesters were stabbed during the melee — one with a knife and the other with an unidentified weapon, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department.
Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said he was standing near the KKK members when several protesters attacked them with two-by-fours and other weapons.
Several of the Klan members jumped in the SUV and sped off, leaving three others to “fend for themselves,” Levin said.
You can read the rest of the article at the link, but this is the key phrase I wanted to get in:
Levin had been trying to interview the KKK ringleader, whom he identified as William Quigg, an Anaheim resident.
Quigg is the leader of the Loyal White Knights in California and other Western states, a sect of the hate group that aims to raise awareness about illegal immigration, terrorism and street crime, Levin said. They see themselves as a “Klan without robes” and model themselves after David Duke, the Louisiana-based former grand wizard of the Klan, Levin said.
Notice I have focused on The Donald…for it is becoming clear that he is more than likely to be the GOP’s candidate this year. Ooof!
Now for a few other links à la Dump Flambé:
A Georgia Bill Shields Discrimination Against Gays – The New York Times
Lands’ End promotes Gloria Steinem in catalog, provokes anti-abortion freakout and bails – LA Times
How Lands’ End ended up in America’s vicious abortion fight – The Washington Post
Showdown on Abortion at the Supreme Court – The New York Times
The First Successful Uterus Implant in the U.S. Just Happened in Cleveland
The War on Women Is About to Get a Whole Lot Worse | Mother Jones
Abortion Rights In Louisiana Are Under Attack, And Only The Supreme Court Can Stop It | Bustle
Alabama GOP Makes Another Push to Regulate Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders
Florida’s 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period to Take Effect – ABC News
Planned Parenthood closes Augusta clinic | The Augusta Chronicle
Alaska Senate OKs bill to bar Planned Parenthood in schools | The Charlotte Observer
Utah abortion bill would mandate anesthesia for fetus after 20 weeks | The Salt Lake Tribune
Images are from The Allegory of Good and Bad Government .
This is an open thread…