Funday Sunday: Mother’s Day as Roe leaves


Interesting juxtaposition isn’t it? As Samuel Alito attacks women’s right to privacy and the ability to make their own health decisions, it comes just before Mother’s Day. Forcing women to become mothers at the risk of losing their health or their lives seems at odds with the spirit of Mother’s Day. The same goes for the threat of long prison sentences for an attempted abortion.

It’s also worth noting that the men involved as partners in getting the woman pregnant apparently bear no responsibility and will face no consequences. And of course, as we all know, once the child is born, that child and his mother are alone. Good luck.

Well, we all know what the big story was this week. What else happened?

A) 120 degrees F! Where in the world do they already get these temperatures?

B) In Lebanon, Indiana, a Republican candidate wins a primary for the county council despite what bad circumstances?

C) According to a new book by the former Secretary of Defense, Trump would have wanted to bomb which country?

D) Another stellar employment report as the Labor Department recorded how many new jobs on Friday?

E) Mother’s Day! In ancient literature, who is Lilith?

F) Republicans in the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would allow child care providers to do what with parents who receive state child care subsidy?

G) In response to the leaked SCOTUS decision reversing Roe v. Wade, the DC Supreme Court building did what?

H) In another SCOTUS ruling that was announced on Monday, the City of Boston was told it was wrong not to allow which flag to fly on a flagpole in front of City Hall?

I) According to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, there will be a vote on what issue next week?

J) On what aspect of Roe v. Wade Republican leaders focus after leak?

K) Jen Psaki is officially stepping down as White House Press Secretary. Who will take his place?

L) Cynthia Rosenzweig won the World Food Prize on Thursday for her work on what?

M) Mother’s Day! Is the average age of first-time mothers in the United States increasing or decreasing since 2000?

N) Which famous comedian was attacked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last week?

O) Turbo Tax to Pay $141 Million Settlement for Misleading Ads Claiming What?

P) Is the deficit increasing or decreasing under President Biden?

Q) Which American political leader led a visit to Ukraine last week?

A) 77 years ago today, what major world event took place? (hint: May 8, 1945)

S) The Iowa primaries are June 7. When can Iowans begin voting in person at their county auditor?

T) In Nebraska, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster has been credibly charged with what crime?

It’s time to remind people of the insightful words of Reverend Martin Niemöller as an authoritarian government slowly takes hold of the United States:

First they came looking for the socialists, and I didn’t say anything — because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t say anything — because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t say anything, because I wasn’t Jewish.

Then they came for me and there was no one to speak for me.

Answers:

A) India and Pakistan

B) He is in prison because he killed his wife and confessed to it

C) Mexico

D) 428,000

E) Adam’s first wife made from the same dirt so was his equal

F) Negotiate so that suppliers can potentially make up the difference between the subsidy and what the supplier charges. Probably won’t work for the poor.

G) Security fences and barricades installed

H) Christian. After this order, the Satanic Church immediately filed a request to fly a flag.

I) Legislation Roe c. wade

J) the leak itself and not the ramifications of the decision. (My money is on John Roberts as a backer)

K) Karine Jean-Pierre

L) the effects of climate change on agriculture

M) Up – from 24 in 2000 to 27 in 2020

N) Dave Chapelle

O) The poor could file their taxes for free

Q) Nancy Pelosi

R) VE Day (Victory over Europe) – Germany surrendered

S) May 18.

T) Groping women – so far at least 8.

For Republicans, the question is never: “Who is responsible?” The question is: “Who denounced?” – Riot of the Middle Ages

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