I used to have a Twitter account. But I didn’t use the Twitter app because I refused to be inundated with ads and unwanted tweets pushed into my feed. Instead, I used the Tweetbot app. It cost about $10 per year. I loved that the only tweets in my feed were ones I wanted to see.
Earlier this year Elon Musk purchased Twitter. I watched to see what he was going to do with it and as soon as he spewed his bullshit I decided to delete my Twitter account. Kind of like how the Catholics left the church after it institutionalized child rape and abuse? Oh wait, the Catholics didn’t leave…my bad.
It was sad to delete it but I could not support this platform anymore.
I had wondered what Musk might do with third party apps given how much of a piece of shit he is. Well, I didn’t have to wait too long. Just found out today. He banned third party apps from using the Twitter API. So, goodbye Tweetbot.
I used the word “supposably” once or twice and was told, in no uncertain terms by a certain person, that it was not a word. I, therefore, conducted some research. Below is what I found.
“Supposably” is a word in the English language, but it is not commonly used. It means “as may be conceived or imagined; presumably.”
However, it is important to note that “supposably” and “supposedly” are often confused with each other. “Supposedly” means “according to what is generally believed or accepted”, while “supposably” means “capable of being supposed or imagined”. In most cases, “supposedly” is the correct word to use.
Here’s an example sentence using “supposably”:
Supposably, the new restaurant in town serves the best pizza, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.
Here’s an example sentence using “supposedly”:
John is supposedly the best candidate for the job, but we need to conduct further interviews to make sure.
Voter suppression: Many Republican-led states have implemented voter suppression laws that make it more difficult for certain groups of people to vote, such as people of color and low-income individuals. These laws, which often include restrictions on mail-in voting, voter ID requirements, and limits on early voting, are an attempt to suppress the votes of those who are less likely to support the GOP.
Anti-protest laws: Some Republican-led states have also passed laws that impose harsh penalties on protesters, including fines and jail time. These laws are an attempt to stifle dissent and limit the ability of people to express their political views.
Support for authoritarian leaders: Some members of the GOP have expressed support for authoritarian leaders, both in the United States and abroad. For example, former President Donald T***p has been accused of exhibiting authoritarian tendencies, and some members of the GOP continue to support him.
Well, folks, the great democratic experiment is apparently coming to an end. And Florida leads the way.
Ron DeSantis, our current Governor, has exhibited authoritarian tendencies in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:
Controversial policies: DeSantis has implemented policies that are authoritarian or anti-democratic. For example, he signed a law that imposes strict penalties on protesters, which violates the First Amendment rights of citizens. He has also signed legislation that restricts voting access, including limits on mail-in voting and drop boxes, which is an attempt to suppress the vote.
Executive overreach: DeSantis has used his executive power to bypass democratic processes and push through controversial policies. For example, he has appointed judges with little vetting, including one who was deemed unqualified by a judicial committee. He has also used his emergency powers to make unilateral decisions, such as banning local governments from imposing mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opposition to the media: DeSantis has repeatedly clashed with the media and has tried to control the narrative around his administration. He has denied access to journalists who ask critical questions, and has used his platform to promote conservative media outlets that support him.
And let’s not forget rounding up immigrants in a DIFFERENT state and using Florida money to transport these unfortunate people to other states. CRUELTY is a feature of DeSantis and the GOP at large.
The good news is: authoritarian despots eventually get overthrown – and it ain’t pretty. Remember that, Ronnie boy.
The US is becoming closer and closer to a shit hole country.
Sad to think of the lives that will be ruined because of this.
Make no mistake – the GOP and right wing christians are not pro-life. They are hateful, judgmental and fearful of those different from them.
It’s interesting how Justice Thomas would like to roll back the clock on contraception and same-sex marriage – he was strangely silent on “Loving vs Virginia”. If we’re going back then let’s go back – I dare you to overturn “Loving vs Virginia” and invalidate your own marriage.