Nothing Beats a Limerick About the GOP

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If you’re on twitter, I highly recommend you do a search for @FloridaGOP. As you’ll see, approximately 95.785% of tweets mentioning @FloridaGOP are about the #OMGuterus debacle, wherein the Florida GOP said the word “uterus” wasn’t appropriate for the oh-so-delicate ears of young pages and families who might be listening to House debates. Uterus, you may ask? Isn’t that a medically correct term for a body part the GOP really likes to regulate? Why yes, it certainly is. And the GOP might consider that at least some people on the Florida House floor have heard the word uterus because they have one. To further express my disdain for the Florida GOP’s “no uterus” policy, I wrote this limerick. Because nothing says scorn like a limerick.

A man on the Florida House floor

Cried, “Let us say uterus no more!

It’s vulgar and crude

(especially to dudes)

And that’s who this party is for!”

 

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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