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The Weekend Politics Thread Carries a Parental Advisory

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Private, meaning religiously affiliated, adoption agencies in Kansas and Oklahoma this week received the cover of law to deny applications from LGBT adults looking to become parents — even the proverbially good adults born on a Sunday.

Lawmakers in Iowa compounded this bigotous folly by enacting a law that all but bans abortions in the state. The United States became a 24/7 live staging of The Handmaid’s Tale so rapidly everyone noticed.

Unadopted children forcibly born of unwilling mothers will surely hate appearing only as ignored extras. At least they will have underfunded public schools or substandard charters to attend while going without adequate housing, nutrition, and health care.

Follow the links. Your humble Weekend Politics Thread host has temporarily lost too much hope to go full screed. The enervation triggered by the Trump’s gaslighting* and the national media’s complicity** left him drained even before the latest assaults on basic human dignity.

Share whatever level of dudgeon you can muster in the comments. Do not forget to remember all the other trouble in the world outside the United States.


n.b., Free association does funny things to a WPT host. Plus, someone has to love Player’s “Baby, Come Back” unironically. Uvular lays across that patch of barbed wire enthusiastically. They use “bravado” as a rhyme! Welcome to Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown” and Billy Bragg’s “Saturday Boy” territory, Player’s Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley.
*Three thousand-plus provable falsehoods and counting. Ichiro should hit so well.
**How dare a comedian praise a woman’s makeup while telling the truth about that woman’s treasonous mendacity!