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DeSantis vetoes all arts grants in Florida
  • Not entirely true, they can't get enough of art that is exactly like the things they already like. A boring landscape that could have been painted a century earlier? They love that shit.

    But if you dare try to get creative (with message or medium) they will demand your head.

  • A Christian writer attacked Dolly Parton for being pro-LGBTQ+. It didn't end well for the writer.
  • The flaw in the Christ stories, said the visitor from outer space, was that Christ, who didn’t look like much, was actually the Son of the Most Powerful Being in the Universe. Readers understood that, so, when they came to the crucifixion, they naturally thought, and Rosewater read out loud again:

    Oh, boy–they sure picked the wrong guy to lynch that time!

    And that thought had a brother: “There are right people to lynch.” Who? People not well connected. So it goes.

  • Rotha Lintorn-Orman, WW1 ambulance driver, lesbian, and founder of the British fascists - history is strange. Photo from 1916
  • Ernst Rohm (an out gay man) was in the previous iteration right up until he was no longer useful to the state/party apparatus.

    Hell, Mussolini was originally a Communist who, I guess, decided he was tired of working on making a better world and decided to settle for immediately making a worse one because at least he'd be in charge of part of it.

  • Rotha Lintorn-Orman, WW1 ambulance driver, lesbian, and founder of the British fascists - history is strange. Photo from 1916
  • Would seem to be, and probably should be if self preservation enters the mind of the person in question, but ideologies, even those that would seem to have a pretty narrow appeal can (at least at a surface level) make themselves appealing to people of all sorts.

  • Can Trump still run for president now that he's a convicted felon?
  • Debs ran from prison (for the high crime of telling people that WWI was none of our business and people shouldn't enlist to get turned toa pink mist in Belgium) in 1920

    As for voting as a felon, that varies state to state. I don't think there's anyplace that allows people to vote from prison, but quite a few states let convicted felons vote once they've completed their sentence and any parole that follows it (and in some states, pay additional fines, which sounds a bit like a poll tax to me, but I'm not one of our nine kritarchs, so what do I know about that sort of thing?)

    As for people running for office when they couldn't vote, Elizabeth Cady Stanton ran for office well before she could have voted, and the first woman elected to Congress (Jeanette Rankin) was elected in 1916, several years before women's suffrage was added to the constitution, though her state, Montana, had allowed women to vote already.