Let’s talk about Chick Fil A going woke….

As he says woke is just a code word, a dog whistle for what ever group the republican religious conservatives chose to target.  Listen up, which group will they target next.   Hugs

GOP Rep: Low-Income Housing “Discourages Marriage”

Talk about pushing your religious views on to people so poor as to need government assistance.  This is more of the fundamentalist rights war on women.     Look at the things the republicans have pushed, removing a woman’s right to her own reproductive care via abortion, removing a woman’s right to contraception, in 7 states the republicans are trying to outlaw no-fault divorce thinking it will force people to stay married, and of course outlawing anything but straight relations by overturning the right of marriage equality.   This guy wants to force low income women to marry a guy, any guy, to be able to have a place to live.   Plus the guy is a white supremacists racist.   Hugs 

“For whatever reason, the people who put together this bill, knew we needed work requirements for SNAP but they said we shouldn’t have them for Medicaid, which kind of, I predicted. But they left low-income housing untouched.

“I think as far as discouraging work and discouraging marriage, I think low-income housing is even a more dangerous program than the food stamps.

“So, I’m including low-income housing in the mix of having work requirements. The amendment is drafted to include Section 8 housing, which is an error on my part because there are other low-income housings as well.

“But that’s what we have before us.” – GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman, during last night’s House Rules Committee debate on the debt ceiling bill.

Grothman appeared here last week when he complained that Biden won’t nominate “straight white guys” to the federal judiciary.

He also appeared here in January 2023 when he posted a flag associated with the Christian nationalist movement outside his Capitol office.

Months earlier he gave a floor speech condemning the US Census for collecting data on LGBTQ Americans, which he found “horrifying.”

Before that he appeared here in June 2021 when he authored a bill that would ban teaching the history of racism in Washington DC public schools.

His first appearance here came in September 2011 when as a Wisconsin state senator he authored a successful bill that banned mentioning contraception in sex ed classes.

Grothman opposes recognizing Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Jr. Day as state holidays. In 2015, he authored a bill to place a ban on same-sex marriage in the US Constitution.

Grothman ran unopposed in the 2022 election.


Shorter Christianist GQPer: We need to ensure women and their kids are hungry and homeless so they have to depend on men.

There no depths to which the GOP monsters will not sink…..🙄🙄🙄

I’m reminded of FOX News (10-12 years ago) getting viewers all riled up over the fact that poor people had refrigerators. 🙄

These GOP monsters can never be cruel enough


And they’re also horrified that poor people have decent smartphones – which might be their only connection to email and the rest of the internet, for school, finding jobs, keeping jobs, as well as being informed, entertained, and socially connected like more well-off folks.

They are complete monsters! Anyone who thinks of food stamps and low-income housing as “horrifying” is a heartless POS in my book. God forbid we should try to help the poor without making them jump through a bunch of hoops first. I hate these right-wing ghouls with a passion!

Not everyone can or WANTS to get married and have children. I know it sure as hell wasn’t for me. I still have to eat and pay rent. These assholes want to control every aspect of our lives. Next up, rules for how poor people brush their teeth and get dressed in the morning?

You know what discourages marriage and having children? The cost of living which has been too high for a long time, but has now soared through the roof. And what is the QAnonGOP’s plan to bring down the cost of living? Ban drag shows and investigate Hunter Biden.

How does a work requirement encourage marriage?

You have to rely on another working adult in the household, since there are no social supports.


When I was a little kid, it was still possible for two adults and a kid or three to live comfortably on one income.

Hint: workers have NOT gotten less productive in the decades since. More profits have stayed at the top.

You know what also dissuades younger people from getting married? Crushing college debt. A lot of those kids can’t afford a house, and put off marriage, until they’re in better financial shape, but this chud doesn’t want to actually do anything to fix that problem…does he? Guess what? He really doesn’t care about people getting married. He’s just looking for any reason to be a dick.

Not everyone needs to go to college, but those in the trades who went from apprentice to journeyman to master and other skill paths are also being crushed by energy sector price gouging, food price gouging and many other factors that dissuade them from getting married and starting a family.

TRANSLATION – ‘We need to manage the poors like we do a commercial livestock operation, ensuring that we get sufficient return on our investment of feed and shelter’.

There needs to be a strict work requirement for congresspersons.

Librarians sue Arkansas state over law banning them from giving ‘obscene’ books to children



Move comes as rightwing groups increase pressure to remove books, most written by or about members of the LGBTQ+ community and people of colour

Nate Coulter, executive director of the Central Arkansas Library SystemNate Coulter, executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System said the law would be ‘totally impractical to enforce.’ Photograph: Katie Adkins/AP




The American Library Association and the Authors Guild are among a group of organisations bringing a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas over a law which makes it a crime for librarians to give children books with “obscene” content.

The lawsuit involves 17 plaintiffs, including the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), the Association of American Publishers and the American Booksellers Association.


The groups are aiming to challenge Senate bill 81, which exposes librarians who provide “obscene materials” to children to criminal liability. The law, part of Act 372 of 2023, is due go to come into force on 1 August.

It says that anyone will be allowed to “challenge the appropriateness” of a book, but it does not define exactly what is meant by “obscene” or “appropriateness”. Under the law, a group of people chosen by head librarians would review material that had been challenged, and vote in a public meeting about whether it should be kept on public display or moved to an area of the library inaccessible to those under 18.

CALS executive director Nate Coulter said this part of the law would be “totally impractical to enforce”, reported the Arkansas Advocate.

The board of CALS voted this month to file the lawsuit challenging parts of Act 372 of 2023. John Adams, a lawyer from Fuqua Campbell, the law firm representing CALS, said that librarians needed clarity on the law to ensure they could do their jobs without risking arrest.

American Library Association president Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada told Publishers Weekly that the lawsuit was “to vindicate Arkansas residents’ freedom to read”.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed in the coming days. It is the second high-profile lawsuit this year concerning the restriction of books available in libraries. Earlier in the month, PEN America, Penguin Random House, and a group of authors and parents, filed a lawsuit against a Florida school district for implementing book bans. The suit argues the removal and restriction of access to books discussing race, racism and LGBTQ+ identities violates the first amendment.

It comes after increased activity by rightwing groups to remove books from libraries and schools in the US. In 2022, calls to ban books hit the highest level ever recorded in the US, according to the American Library Association (ALA), which tracks requests for removal.

Last year, there were requests to ban 2,571 titles; up 38% from 1,858 titles in 2021. Most of the books for which removal requests were made, said the ALA, were written by or about members of the LGBTQ+ community and people of colour.

DEMOCRATS vs REPUBLICANS! Let’s Compare & Contrast | Christopher Titus | Armageddon Update

Seriously informative on the bullshit of the republicans.   Hugs

FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON!! | Christopher Titus | Armageddon Update

Despite the theatrics this is a seriously important informative video to watch.    Hugs

Cedar Key Progress Posts 6 “We Say Gay” Billboards in Florida for Pride Month!


We’re proud to put up 6 “In Florida … We Say Gay!” billboards across Florida to celebrate Pride Month with a message of support and solidarity, funded by over 1,000 Cedar Key Progress donors.

The stakes have never been higher than they are right now for the trans and queer community

Florida Republicans are trying to make it so that our state is unsafe for anyone who isn’t a Christian, straight, white man, and we won’t stand for being known for all of this bigotry and hate. We say gay because the Florida we know welcomes everyone, whether you’re trans or cis, gay or straight, Black, brown or white.

Cedar Key Progress Poll: Floridians Oppose Book Bans, Support DEI

A recent Cedar Key Progress poll of 400 Floridians, conducted May 18-22, 2023 by Civiqs, found that Floridians oppose LGBTQ+ book bans and Ron DeSantis’s attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

Do you support or oppose laws removing books mentioning gay and transgender people and history from public school libraries?
Support 42%

Oppose 48%
Neither support nor oppose 7%
Unsure 3%

Do you support or oppose laws banning diversity, equity, and inclusion programs from colleges and universities?
Support 39%

Oppose 50%
Neither support nor oppose 7%
Unsure 4%

Full poll results here.

Billboard Locations

See our billboards throughout June 2023 in 6 locations across Florida!

Titusville, Brevard County
East side, Northbound U.S. 1, north of Golden Knights Blvd

Tallahassee, Leon County
West side, Lake Bradford Road north of Hutchinson St

Yulee, Nassau County
US 17 south of Harts Road

Pensacola, Escambia County
South side of I-10 west of Alt US 90

Summerfield, Marion County
US 27 south of SE 132nd St

Winter Haven, Polk County
Cypress Gardens Blvd south of Old Helena Rd

Help support our billboard programs!

Cue Florida to quickly pass a law against saying “Gay” on any billboard that might be seen by any K-12 minor in Florida.

Nobody said Gay when I was a kid, there were no Drag Queen Story Hours, no Pride events, no representation of any kind, and I still turned out Gay. These clowns have no idea what they’re doing, they’ll end up hurting kids in the long run. For awhile, I thought we’d made some progress in this country, now I realize the hate, fear and ignorance was just festering, waiting until it was lauded by the Republican Party. The billboards are nice, but they aren’t likely to change anyone’s mind.

My hope is that all this poison can be treated like an infection in the body like an abscess. Now that it has come to the surface, it can be lanced and dealt with. But I am at a loss as to what will be the cure.

Just read yesterday that a whole lot of LGBTQ folks are trying to move away from Florida now. Including parents of gay and trans kids who are terrified the state will seize their children from them.

Valid fear.
My friend and his husband left just last month.
As my friend put it, the medical scare his husband had is in the past but if one arises again, they didn’t want to risk being in FL and being denied care.

A friend is leaving next week to teach in the Virgin Islands to get her pan-identified son the hell out. Her husband and other son will follow them.

I wonder what will happen, when school comes back into session, and High School Students, consistently ask questions about being Gay in their classes??? What will the schools do to them???


Not your church and some other things I wish to share

AyJayDee2 21 hours ago edited
These aren’t conservatives – they’re theocratic fascist arsonists trying to burn the country down so they can rebuild it as a white Christian supremacist authoritarian regime.
 It explicitly encourages local law officers such as the sheriff and county prosecutor to not enforce state and federal laws they deem unconstitutional.

Posthumously NZArtist2 days ago edited

Yes. He’s saying that straight white men are entitled to one hundred percent of everything.

Nic Peterson2 days ago

Who wakes up and decides to call businesses that operate 2000 miles away and threaten them with violence? Well a very devout christian might do something like that. Tim McVeigh was a VERY DEVOUT christian.

Decent, ordinary Americans don’t terrorize retail establishments.

Yves R. Mektin Bruno2 days ago

It’s all part of her master plan to make the Palin family seem functional in comparison. Three-dimensional chess.

Brian Curtis2 days ago

Wait for it: soon domestic terrorists and their media apologists will start calling them ‘freedom fighters.’

Mar-A-Lago Staff Moved Docs Ahead Of FBI Arrival

juanjo54 Eliot2 days ago

It is also a second charge for obstruction. Then there is the report he was showing the documents to people not authorized to see them. Remember Jack Teixeira, the kid who was arrested a few weeks ago for posting documents online? Unauthorized retention and dissemination of classified material is what Jackie-boy is facing and if these media reports are accurate then Trump is going to be facing them soon as well.

Kirk Calls On Cult To Use “Force” And Destroy Target: “I Want Skull And Bones, Pain, And Bankruptcy” [VIDEO]

watchthewingnuts2 days ago

GOP wingnut logic in a nutshell: Cancel Culture is only bad when its used against right wing interests.

Uncle Mark’s IML Cosplaying watchthewingnuts2 days ago


liondon#convictedsexoffender2 days ago

April Smith2 days ago edited

You pulling items and moving them to the back into the closet (sorry, store) didn’t placate the haters.

You should have kept things in place up in the front of the store where security could deal with any problems.

Don’t negotiate or cave in to bullies.

crewman2 days ago

“We need to go after Target in a very serious way.”
This from the guy who has complained umpteen million times about how horrible cancel culture is. It turns out, like everything else, that was a lie. He just can’t stand when he (or the white christian nationalists) don’t have power in any aspect of life.

watchthewingnuts crewman2 days ago

It is always, ALWAYS about power. Never about the children, never about god/jeebus/Christianity… it is ALWAYS about more power for them… and no rights for anyone else they deem as “other.” That is the only endgame for these people.

licuado de platano2 days ago

sounds like terrorism to me

billbear1961 licuado de platano2 days ago

Because it IS!

Imagine what the MEDIA would have to say if the LEFT were calling for ANY kind of violence! THIS, because it comes from the RIGHT, gets a PASS from the corporate sellout FRAUDS! (Electoral-Vote recently said Republicans inclined to speak out are afraid to speak out against Trump because they KNOW it will place their LIVES at risk, theirs and their children’s, that THAT is the purpose of the violent rhetoric, the stochastic terrorism, coming from Trump and his followers, to silence any criticism from Republicans who are alarmed by the FASCISM that has taken control of their party! WHERE are the MEDIA, the “Guardians of Democracy,” to call out and DENOUNCE this fascist rhetoric, these fascist tactics which are an ASSAULT on the democracy it is their journalistic DUTY to DEFEND from just such attacks?! They do NOTHING to call it out–they have instead infamously NORMALIZED it, something they NEVER would have done if ANY Democrat had EVER called for his opponents to be “taught a lesson”! Imagine if OBAMA had EVER adopted such an attitude! The media would have exploded in a RAGE and demanded his resignation! But such rhetoric from the right gets a PASS–they are in no way held accountable!)

WHERE is the DOJ? Where is GARLAND, that goddamned WEAKLING? What a pathetic FARCE!

DmR licuado de platano2 days ago

Oh, the thing is, the Wingers have no problem using violence and threats of violence to get their ways. Since they do not have a majority on the social issues, that is one way they know to get what they want.

J.Martindale2 days ago edited

“I will not allow my kid to be corrupted by this trans agenda.” First, the only agenda I know of is that trans people want the right to live as a man or woman depending on their perceived gender identification. That has nothing to do with your children or you. And if you don’t want your children in Target, keep them home. Some people may want the merchandise they are selling, and it is none of your business whether Target sells it or not. You right wingers are just busybodies with too fucking much interest in stuff that is none of your damned business. (He reminds me of Gladys Kravitz.)

Uncle Mark’s IML Cosplaying2 days ago edited

Couldn’t help, but notice that Walmart sells gay pride apparel as well, yet Target becomes the focus of their manufactured ire.

Then again, Target was among the large retailers that encouraged transgender customers to use the bathroom of their choice, several years ago.

mythictom2 days ago

Two things…

1/ stochastic terrorism?

2/ if Target had a spine, they should set their lawyers loose to bankrupt him.

weshlovrcm2 days ago

Target is already caving. Fascism is winning, folks, I’m sorry to say. And no one is doing a thing to stop it.

House Democrats offered amendments to bar proselytizing or attempts to convert students from one religion to another; to require chaplains to receive consent from the parents of school children; and to make schools provide chaplains from any faith or denomination requested by students. All of those amendments failed. Rep. Cole Hefner, who authored the House version of the bill, said in debates that local school boards will be allowed to set requirements for chaplains.

As I reported on Monday, the bill is the work of a Texas evangelist who falsely testified to the Texas House that the chaplains will not be “working to convert people to religion.”
In fact, his organization has been open about their desire to proselytize to public school students.
Paul  SkokieDaddy – wiener dog dad3 days ago
require chaplains to receive consent from the parents of school children

That jumped out at me too. So their long-standing argument that parents should have a voice in their children’s education has been bullshit all along? Got it.