San Francisco Betsy at the March for Science on Saturday!
Her smaller sign reads:
“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Betsy Riot staged a protest in Omaha, Nebraska Friday night in front of the Republican Party’s fundraiser dinners. Plates ran about $2000 each. Governor Pete Ricketts, Senator Deb Fischer, Congressman Don Bacon, Mayor Jean Stothert and other supporters of fascism, misogyny, and xenophobia attended the dinner in the hopes of raising funds for more fucking over of the poor, the brown, and the female, and with secondary anticipations that some well-placed Viagra, a little alcoholic lubrication, some fancy dress suits, and the stale whiff of money and power would prompt their companions to some slightly-less-begrudging-than-usual sex afterward.
The guest speaker at the fundraiser was alt-right fascist propagandist Charlie Kirk, founder and executivedirector of the anti-intellectual advocacy group Turning Point USA,best known for its campaign to intimidate public education faculty with a “Professor Watchlist”—a hitlist that personally targets academics whose teachings contradict the imbecilities and “alternative facts” of rightwing dogma.
Betsy Riot booed attendees, starting with former governor and “pro-life” neonatal care slasher Governor Dave Heineman, continuing until Charlie KKKirk was spotted purposely avoiding Betsy Riot by going a full block out of his way to slink across the street so he wouldn’t have to endure their watchful eyes.
We invite you to relish this primo trumpster snowflake, whose emails were acquired from a Freedom of Information request and shared with Betsy Riot.
Coby Mach is the head of a rightwing business association (LIBA) in Lincoln, Nebraska, and also obsessively watches this Facebook page for fear that veiled ladies might say mean words to him one day. Recently, Mr. Mach organized a luncheon where bootlicking fascist US Senator Deb Fischer would speak to Mr Mach’s fascist organization while assiduously avoiding her actual constituents. Mr. Mach, who generally hates it when government spends money, believed that the Lincoln Police Department needed to send a battalion of officers to make his snowflake luncheon a safe space from THE BETSY RIOT. Lincoln Police declined, saying that they would patrol the area according to their usual policy, but that if he wanted private security for his buffet the bill would be on him.
Later, after the vewy scawy pwotest in which Betsies called the bootlicker senator a bootlicker and other protesters knocked on the window, Mach changed his soiled Fruit of the Looms (we assume) and expressed to Lincoln Police that his feelings were hurt because they had failed to arrest anyone. LPD explained that they viewed the whole thing as a success–nobody was hurt, no property was damaged, and nobody got arrested. But it did not feel like a safe space for Mr. Mach. Poor guy.
Here are some highlights from his lengthy email exchange, as well as a photo of the Betsies.
This spooky San Francisco Betsy stood in front of San Francisco City Hall and the 9th Circuit and got the chance to shout “RESIST” at Judge Canby of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. GO, BETSY, GO.
If you live in the Bay Area and would like to Betsy, shoot us a line and we’ll try to connect you with this bad-ass.
This video just in from one of the groups of Betsies who crashed the Zygotians in front of Planned Parenthoods across the country yesterday. The betsies were dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s hard to make out on the recording, but the betsies believe the prayer being chanted by the Zygotians went something like this:
Hail Zygote, full of life,
life is in thee and nowhere else,
shield thee from all trespassers,
then let thee perish in misery and poverty or a rain of bullets upon thy birth.
For we give not a shit about thy mother,
her safety or sanity,
nor thyself upon entry into the world,
especially if thou art born in poverty or brown skin,
for then thou shalt pull thyself up by thy bootstraps,
except we cut thy bootstraps and called thee a freeloader
and built a wall to keep thee away from us
and stored up our AR-15s to shoot thee down.
OOOPS we did it again, motherfuckers!
#SorryNotSorry about crashing your FetusFestival™ again, holy rollers!
The call went out from the IVORY AF TOWER to turn up and #ProtestPP today, and like dutiful sheeple they arrived to wave pre-printed signs and hurl bible verses like RPGs aimed at reproductive choice.
If you’re enjoying SB#51 you’ll see an ad for The Handmaid’s Tale, a new series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, soon to be aired as a televised series. Having read the book, Betsy knows that life under the Trump/Pence regime is looking awfully fucking familiar – and she is NOT lying down for it.
Behold Betsy, somewhere in Illinois, recently COUNTER-PROTESTING a group of ignorant hypocritical theocratic morality-preaching fetus fetishists hoping to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict women’s reproductive rights.
Well fuck that.
Betsy, as is her wont, made quite the spectacle of herself, with her Handmaid regalia, nasty signage, and all around disruption of their UnplannedParenthoodParty. As a parting shot Betsy led a rousing chorus of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” sung at full volume and quite probably interfering with the harping hypocritical man of the sackcloth leading the FetusFest™. OOPS!
The picture here is just a preview. Betsy had a more graphic image for those zygote zealots, one that would likely offend the myopic trolls who watch everything we do here on Facebook– hoping to mass report our indelicate language and graphic images that tell the TRUTH, while having a fap in their mom’s basements across the land.
For the full impact of Betsy’s signage, click over to our tweet at https://twitter.com/betsyriot/status/828393811340574722
Or go here and read about Gerri Santoro.
THE HEARTLAND RESISTS.
Last night in Lincoln, Nebraska, a riot of 15 betsies took to the streets of downtown in response to Senators Ben Sasse’s and Deb Fischer’s pathetic licking of Trump’s boot. Nebraska senators are dutiful fascists fucking over Nebraska children by helping Trump to destroy public education for corporate gain and by remaining silent or issuing simpering lukewarm statements on Trump’s executive actions to oppress immigrants and refugees.
One of the Lincoln Betsies said: “Look how quickly the ‘Never Trump’ Ben Sasse has lined up to genuflect to his master. We gathered to condemn the disgusting moral cowardice and fascist cooperation of both Sasse and Fischer. History does not look kindly on fascist toadies, and the fact that Sasse led a Nebraska university and Fischer’s mother was a teacher makes their approval of DeVos all the more pathetic and outrageous.”
We belatedly checked our message box today and found this press release from yesterday waiting for us. It’s from the Nebraska Betsies!
If you’re in Lincoln and going to their local galley hop downtown–look them up! They’ll be out and about!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2017
(Lincoln, Nebraska)— Members of the “neo-suffragette punk patriot” protest group Betsy Riot will hold a street demonstration tomorrow night in downtown Lincoln during the monthly First Friday gallery hop in response to what the group says is the hypocritical “aiding and abetting” of the Trump agenda by Nebraska Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer.
Wearing veiled Victorian widow’s garments as a symbol of mourning, and chanting protest slogans while carrying signs, the group will walk along the sidewalks of the downtown district and voice their opposition to Sasse and Fischer . The group has protested in similar fashion at past public events, including a lecture given by gun rights advocate John Lott, the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree by Gov. Ricketts, and, most recently, the Women’s March in Omaha. At times the group has chanted noisily and epithetically, while at other times simply stood “in silent vigil” with the intent to shame, said a group spokesperson who identified herself only as “Betsy.”
On Friday, she said, the group will be “making some fucking noise.”
“We are outraged at the swift destruction of our beloved country by a psychotic, narcissistic Russian tool and his alcoholic, wife-beating white supremacist advisor,” Betsy said, referring to President Donald J. Trump and chief White House advisor Steve Bannon, respectively.
“Trump is a fucking asshole,” she added. “He wants to screw over Nebraska’s children by destroying their public education for the sake of corporate gain, and the only thing he seems interested in teaching Nebraska’s children, based on his executive actions, is how to hate Muslims and Mexicans, how to finger-fuck women, and how to take a giant shit on the environment.
“The Trump-Bannon agenda is corrupt, idiotic and fascistic,” she aded, “and our two fuckwad senators, Sasse and Fischer, are aiding and abetting that agenda.”
In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has come under fire for an aggressive flurry of executive orders that include a ban on immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, as well as the appointment of cabinet heads who oppose the departments they are meant to lead, most notably Department of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, a billionaire proponent of vouchers and charter schools whose poor performance before Senate hearings and conflicts of interest have been called “troubling” by her critics.
By supporting DeVos, Senators Sasse and Fisher are failing the people of Nebraska, according to Betsy.
“Trump has nominated an absolute moron to head up our public education,” she added. “The fact that Senator Sasse led a Nebraska university and Senator Fischer’s mother was a teacher makes their approval of DeVos all the more pathetic and outrageous—particularly Ben Sasse, who spent two years beating the ‘Never Trump’ drum and who has now dropped to his knees to genuflect and lick the boot of his fascist master. That is why Betsy Riot is protesting Friday night—to condemn the disgusting, unbelievably fucked-up moral cowardice and debased, ass-eating fascist complicity of Sasse and Fischer. We hope others will join us.”
First Friday begins at 7:00 in the Haymarket and downtown area off Lincoln. Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s.
Betsy Riot is a decentralized neo-suffgagette punk patriot movement dedicated to nonviolent unapologetic resistance to Trump, the NRA, and the white nationalist movement.