octopus_ink,

The Arizona Senate has passed a bill intended to address “anti-God, pro-Marxist ideology” by banning the use of public funds to combat climate change. The bill would also allow Arizona residents to sue any town, city, institution, or public university they believe has violated the provisions of the bill, even if they are not affiliated with it.

What the actual fuck is wrong with Republicans?

What the actual fuck??!!

SeaJ,

Apparently anything they do not like is anti-God and pro-Marxist. Not sure how being green is anti-God since it means you are being the keeper of the domain left to us. Not sure how preventing companies from getting a free ride by not allowing them to pollute everyone else’s air is pro-Marxist.

floofloof,

Apparently wanting your desert state to remain habitable is anti-God and Marxist.

sonori,
@sonori@beehaw.org avatar

As we all know, the Catholic Church is a famously anti-God institution, what with all their talk about combating climate change and not destroying the planet God left for us./s

CobblerScholar,

Then I’m suing every politician in Arizona who’s public office has an air conditioner

floofloof,

It’s OK though: air conditioners make climate change worse. So they’re doing their Republican part.

AngryCommieKender,

Just hit the GOP and Democrats. Let’s make a third party viable in AZ

Delusional,

Well just like usual, republicans sat in their daily “how can we make the US a worse place to live in” meeting and came up with this shithole of an idea.

silence7,

Money

The_Che_Banana,

The fact that most Rs are ignorant, and believe all “gubment is evil” and vote R because “I’m not gay”

pathetic

tsonfeir,
@tsonfeir@lemmy.world avatar

It’s brain damage. Lead, lack of oxygen, microplastics, what have you. Mix that with fear, anxiety, narcissism, etc and you have the perfect right-wing voter. A “do as your told” voter.

floofloof,

It’s not brain damage. That’s another form of the perennial “it’ll be fine once the oldies are dead” fantasy. It’s just regular not-too-smartness plus selfishness and the fear and personality issues you identify. If nothing changes there will be plenty of people like this in the lead-free generations too.

tsonfeir,
@tsonfeir@lemmy.world avatar

Brain damage is not limited to the elderly. Also, environmental brain damage is never going to go away. There is no waiting for them to die.

admiralteal,

Most of the water-born microplastics are tire dust. Byproducts of car-dependent modern life.

And, as someone else in the thread quoted, another requirement of the law is a full ban of any policies designed to increase walkability or access to transit, which would be the way to fight back against those microplastics.

The most important rule for conservatives: they do not want to turn over a better world to their children. They want their children to suffer in all the same ways they did. They believe progress is inherently bad and must be resisted. And I mean, of course they do... that's the definition of "conservative".

Ooops,
Ooops avatar

And I mean, of course they do... that's the definition of "conservative"

That was the definition a long time ago. Nowadays it's not about resisting progress or conserving anything. They actually fight hard now for progression... into the wrong direction.

pleasejustdie,

Political theater, they know the governor will just veto it

silence7,

The governor will veto this if this actually reaches her, but they’re tell us what they will do if we give them the power to.

octopus_ink,

Yes, but it’s a performance they have determined will win them votes. That’s the scary part.

yeahiknow3,

I’m willing to bet I can distinguish whether someone is a Republican from an fMRI scan fairly consistently based on markers for psychopathy.

LallyLuckFarm,

A. A PUBLIC ENTITY MAY NOT SPEND PUBLIC MONIES TO PROMOTE, ADVOCATE OR PLAN FOR, OR BECOME A MEMBER OF AN ASSOCIATION OR ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES, ADVOCATES OR PLANS FOR, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. REDUCING OR REPLACING MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVEL WITH WALKING, BIKING, OR PUBLIC TRANSIT.

I encourage Arizonans to file suits to shut down the public transit systems in the reddest towns and cities ahead of November. They’ve given you the tools to eviscerate their hold on your state.

Kit,

I guarantee that the vast majority of Republicans have never used public transportation.

admiralteal, (edited )

That's literally and unironically what they want you to do.

They want to destroy walkable cities because somehow, having financially-sustainable small towns featuring outdoor life and engaged communities is partisan. They do not want main streets to exist, only box stores from national brands on the edge of town. They do not want to have to know their neighbors because they believe all other human beings that life near them are potential hostiles, so the best way to live is permanently indoors, getting into your car to protect you from the outside even before opening the garage door to avoid ANY interactions with others.

They want everyone to be forced to only drive cars because being forced to comport with one very specific, expensive, unpleasant way of life that leads to tens of thousands of unnecessary annual deaths and unbelievable isolation and loneliness is "freedom".

LallyLuckFarm,

I’m going to simultaneously agree and disagree with you on this one - they do want to destroy the ability to plan and build walkable livable cities, and to prevent their constituents from building community ties with each other. The expectation they have, imo, is that this will be used to hamstring the efforts of people looking to make Arizona livable into the future.

But they absolutely don’t expect or want this bill to weaken their own grasp on legislative power in the state. Concerted grassroots efforts to use the (admittedly hamfisted) language in this bill to weaken conservative turnout, while absolutely not something I would normally advocate, seems like a way to involve the voting bloc they intended to protect from effects in realizing how truly stupid this bill is. I could readily see voting rights groups or other progressive orgs in the state finding opportunities to provide transportation to the polls and ways to include reasons to not reward the people who voted this into effect.

runner_g,

Good thing the governor is a Democrat and will likely veto this bill.

shani66,

I just don’t get how anyone can be this awful.

Burn_The_Right, (edited )

Most conservatives lack the capacity for empathy. Generally, any empathy displayed by a conservative toward a stranger is performative. They tend to see interactions as transactional and see empathy as a weakness to exploit.

Conservatives are entertained and even delighted by the misery of others. They will gleefully harm themselves as long as their action also harms others. Then, they will celebrate the misery they have caused as a “win”.

This is who conservatives have always been. It is who they will always be.

hanrahan,
@hanrahan@slrpnk.net avatar

You mean GOP Voters yeah ?

Dreizehn,
Dreizehn avatar

Wait until they completely run out of damn water and it will happen under GOP leadership.

floofloof,

They’ll just say God’s punishing them for not killing the right people, then they’ll double down.

Napster,

Hello people

Reality_Suit,

Fuck god. Hey, god, fuck you!

Telorand,

I’ll see you in hell. It will probably be cooler there (literally) than on the Earth as envisioned by Republicans.

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