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  • psych
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    Vox has gone downhill since Klein and Yglesias left a handful of years ago, not to mention the addition of their insanely annoying “Donate to us!!!” banners on the articles now, but it’s certainly a couple steps above garbage.

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  • Swansong
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    North Carolina's gerrymandered state reps overrode Governor Cooper's veto of an abysmal abortion ban.

    https://www.vox.com/policy/2023/5/16...ans-roy-cooper

    Vox is mostly garbage but this does an ok job of laying out why this ban is a bit different than others and why it further cements the Southeastern US as a sort of healthcare apartheid region.

    NC GQP Christofascists were a bit more subtle with their evil in this bill. 12 weeks instead of 6, so they can bleat about their compromise. But it puts onerous requirements on providers and patients - in-person only consults (to reduce the out of state patients and the poors), as well as requiring non-surgical OB/GYN centers that provide medical abortions to almost all the same requirements that surgical centers do (which is completely indefensible as no surgery is performed). It also puts more zoning-type laws on facilities that will render many existing centers out of code. But don't feat, they've added a pittance - some tiny family medical leave - so they can claim that they're helping!

    Every right winger and totally-not-a-right-winger-fake-libertarian I know yelled at me after the Dobbs decision that no one was going to be banning abortion, or at least they'd just "make sure there's no late term abortions" or whatever, and I called every one of them a dishonest liar or an idiot or both, and what do you know? Guess who was right.




    Look, I dismissed people like DGF and others for being alarmist when they told us Roe was at risk for being overturned. I thought they were wrong. And tragically, I was wrong and they were right. But the scales should have fallen off all of our eyes by know.

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  • bronconick
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    Montana Supreme Court solidifies protections for abortion access | Montana Public Radio (mtpr.org)

    7-0 ruling too? They're gonna have to rewrite their state Constitution.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    That’s how my wife and I always describe Wichita after our 9-month stint there: a perfectly decent place to live, but you wouldn’t want to visit.
    Del Griffith never seemed to mind!

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  • LynahFan
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    That’s how my wife and I always describe Wichita after our 9-month stint there: a perfectly decent place to live, but you wouldn’t want to visit.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by unofan View Post

    Eh, don't sell yourselves short. Love my normally annual trip to Duluth each fall and going to the Twin Cities for a Twins/Wild game or a concert or whatever is perfectly cromulent for a long weekend getaway.

    I'm not a hunter/fisher/gatherer, so the 10,000 lakes aren't really my thing but I know plenty of people with hunting cabins up there too.
    That's fair. Duluth is pretty amazing. We get up there at least four or five times a year. Thr twin cities proper are perfectly cromulent. Lots of good food, theater, music, sports.

    So, fair point. Everyone should come visit and enjoy this beautiful blue state.

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  • psych
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Take a peak at The Boundary Waters as well as the North Shore. Breathtaking. And don't sleep on Agassiz, Chippewa National or Voyageurs National Park. There's also areas along the St. Croix, River Bluffs State Park, and nothing better than a sunset on a northern lake around Alexandria, Brainerd, Grand Rapids...
    My Minnesota hometown is on your list...and I couldn't agree more about a sunset over the lakes there. I miss the lakes the most. Visiting my mom/stepdad next month and bringing my toddlers with for the first time. Can't wait.

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  • unofan
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    I really think so too. Minnesota is a terrible place to visit (save for some very specific activities) but top two or three state to live in.
    Eh, don't sell yourselves short. Love my normally annual trip to Duluth each fall and going to the Twin Cities for a Twins/Wild game or a concert or whatever is perfectly cromulent for a long weekend getaway.

    I'm not a hunter/fisher/gatherer, so the 10,000 lakes aren't really my thing but I know plenty of people with hunting cabins up there too.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Take a peak at The Boundary Waters as well as the North Shore. Breathtaking. And don't sleep on Agassiz, Chippewa National or Voyageurs National Park. There's also areas along the St. Croix, River Bluffs State Park, and nothing better than a sunset on a northern lake around Alexandria, Brainerd, Grand Rapids...
    Last edited by Slap Shot; 05-06-2023, 05:11 AM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    Colorado and parts of California disagree (given your criteria for beautiful).
    Fair. Also a smattering of lovely parts of NV, OR, MT, WA. The USA from the Rockies to the Pacific is jaw droppingly beautiful.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    I really think so too. Minnesota is a terrible place to visit (save for some very specific activities) but top two or three state to live in.
    But it's always burning and gangs murder people all over Murderapolis!!

    #thingsBlueCheckmarkssayonTwitter

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Minnesota is God's country in multiple ways if you don't care about professional sports. It's too good for a coastal elite.

    Having been away for 15+ years in total I miss it badly. Central America, Europe, SE Asia and the Middle East notwithstanding
    I really think so too. Minnesota is a terrible place to visit (save for some very specific activities) but top two or three state to live in.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    We will retire where she lives. If she moves we will redirect.

    It's too bad because all the truly beautiful states (AZ, UT, ID, parts of WY) are DerpWorld.

    Maybe NM.
    Colorado and parts of California disagree (given your criteria for beautiful).

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  • MissThundercat
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    Drove past the morons protesting a women's health clinic today.

    They had a 5 or 6 year old with them.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Wow! DoD work pays well, eh? ;-)
    This sounds kind of like what some of my neighbors do, but they are Scandinavians who play in the NHL

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