Writing is on the wall…
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How dare all Americans think they have the right to vote for their leaders?
Regardless of your personal political or ideological views, we should all agree its NEVER ok to intentionally keep people from voting – especially for the sole reason that they vote for the other Party.
It’s disgusting, and quite frankly, un-American.
But given the overwhelming unpopularity of their blatant favor-the-rich agenda, the Republican party has spent the better part of the last few years changing election laws and making it harder (or not as easy) for certain groups of people to vote – people who “coincidentally” vote predominantly Democrat.
READ: Voters in 14 Republican-led states face new voting restrictions on Tuesday.
While they’ve used the BS rationale of fighting voter fraud – a non-problem in the US (out of last BILLION votes, only 31 complaints of voter fraud) – to change the rules, studies have shown that HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (over 350,000 in Virginia alone) of voters will be unable to vote or discouraged from voting thanks to the new regulations.
Contrary to the GOP talking point, it’s not easy for everyone to get an ID (cost now is greater than historically unconstitutional Poll-taxes). Plus the new laws are way more than just ID. The restrictions close many polling places in Democrat districts, and limit hours/voting usually utilized by students, minority and elderly voters to avoid huge lines/delays on election day.
Curiously, there have been few/no changes to predominantly white and affluent voting districts, or no changes for Absentee ballots which don’t require but happen to be mostly used by military who generally vote Republican.
Most State Appellate (and Supreme) Courts have found these new Voting regulations to be racist and unconstitutional (and could never be changed before the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act), but some of the new rules have been upheld by GOP-dominated benches on the sole grounds that it would be too hard to implement newer non-suppressing procedures so close to the elections.
To be clear, not everyone effected by the new laws would have voted in the election, but in state races usually decided by a few votes, thousands of votes (and hundreds of thousands of votes) can and will make a HUGE difference. And while most people don’t think mid-term elections are that important, this very issue (watching state governments alter the voting landscape) shows how important state elections are.
I’ve been sharing this crap for a while - its too important to ignore – but below are a few links to help you fully understand just how wrong these new Voting laws are, and how greatly they’ll impact Tuesday’s elections…
READ: A conservative judge’s devastating take on why voter ID laws are evil – LA Times.
READ: The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting | The Nation.
READ: Ginsburg’s dissent in Texas voter ID law Supreme Court order.
READ: Introducing “Ballot Watch” | Government / Elections / Politics | FRONTLINE | PBS.
READ: Republicans Are Trying to Make Sure Minorities and Young People Don’t Vote This November | Mother Jones.
READ: Voter ID Laws Make The Poll Tax Look Good | The National Memo.
READ: 73 Percent Of Whites Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Photos of Blacks Voting | Alternet.
READ: 40,000 Voter Registrations Have Mysteriously Vanished, Could Determine Control Of The Senate | ThinkProgress.
READ: The Last Gasp Of Jim Crow: The High-Stakes Battle To Restore Voting Rights To 350,000 Virginians | ThinkProgress.
READ: Christie Says GOP Governors Need to Win in 2014 So They Can Control ‘Voting Mechanisms’ in 2016 | The BRAD BLOG.
The Miami Heat did the impossible…they just made me super psyched for the 2014-2015 season. Zo narrating would have been enough on it’s own, but this HEAT Nation film captures everything we Heat Lifers tell ourselves in the morning…
We are the hardest working, best conditioned, most professional, most unselfish, toughest, meanest, most disliked team in the NBA…and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
There’s no denying this season feels different; both different and re-affirming at the same time. A team is more than one player, no matter who that player is. This is Heat Nation.
4 straight Finals. 3 Rings in the last decade.
Bring on the season.
Watch: HEAT Nation Film | Miami Heat
“Get your shit together, man!”
It’s ok for a sitting Congressman or candidate to dislike President Obama. It’s ok for them (or for you) to disagree with President Obama’s views or ideology. It’s NOT ok for an idiot Congressman to blame the President for their lack of success or for the current disfunction in Congress.
If an incumbent Congressman or a Congressional candidate blames (or even mentions) the President while discussing their job, they’re either stupid as dog-shit or think you’re stupid as dog-shit. They either have no idea how Government functions, or they assume YOU have no idea how government functions and take advantage of your ignorance.
The President has NOTHING to do with Congress. The Constitution is pretty clear on that fact – two separate branches of government. Congress passes the laws for the President to execute. When a problem arises, Congress is supposed to vote on bills and make laws to fix the problem. If they don’t pass laws, it’s not the Executive Branch’s fault – it’s a failure of the Legislative Branch. The President doesn’t affect Congress’ ability to bring bills up for vote, nor does he affect the actual vote itself.
The fact that this is the worst, most impotent, dysfunctional, least popular, least effective Congress of all time has nothing to do with President Obama. Know how I know this? President Obama isn’t in Congress.
A Congressman blaming the President for their inability to govern is like you going in for your year-end review and blaming the CEO for your incomplete projects. It’s like blaming your poor sales on the policies of the Human Resources department. Or saying you keep coming in late for work because the Board of Directors is too power hungry. Your ass would be fired in a second.
Would you be ok if your mechanic refused to fix your car because he hates Cindy in Accounts Receivable? Or if your Doctor blamed a botched surgery on the hospital’s CFO? Or if a policeman let murderers run free because he and his Captain don’t see eye-to-eye on gay marriage? Or if a football player blamed his dropped passes on the team’s General Manager? Or if the UPS guy never delivered your packages because his boss lied one time about health insurance? Absolutely not.
Yet half of our country’s candidates campaign on this very bullshit – and you buy it! You not only let them keep their jobs, you hand them more money to keep up the bad work.
They don’t talk about their own job performance (truthfully, at least); they don’t talk about the laws they’ll sponsor to fix problems if elected; they don’t talk about what matters. They bring up false “scandals” to piss you off and blame someone with no effect on their job. And you let them.
To repeat, in case you’re still unsure: no matter how offensive you find them, President Obama’s policies have nothing to do with Congress not legislating. The President’s ideology has nothing to do with the historic low number of bills passed by the last two Congresses. The President’s behavior doesn’t keep Congress from voting. The President’s views don’t cause the historic, egregious Senate filibuster abuse of the last few years. The President’s actions are not to blame for Congress’ historically low approval rating.
Newsflash: if these liars actually believed the President’s actions were harmful, Congress could pass bills to limit/dictate his behavior and fix the problem(s). But they don’t, because it’s bullshit.
Stop letting these lying pieces of crap destroy our government and blame the President. That guy screws up enough on his own to be blamed for problems in ANOTHER BRANCH of government.
So why does this happen? Because you’re stupid. You let it happen.
Over 70% of Americans can name ONLY ONE person in government (the President), barely 1/3 of Americans can even name all three branches of government, and just under half of Americans have a clue which parties are in control of the House/Senate.
This is why the Party not in the White House is ok being so blatant about sabotaging the government and NOT helping (and even harming) the economy. When government is broke and people are hurting, Americans blame the only person in government they know: The President.
This is why over 90% of members from arguably the worst congress of all time will be re-elected next week. Because you’re too stupid (or too partisan) to call out these lying liars for blaming others for their blatant failures.
People who don’t do their job should not be rewarded with another chance to not do their job again. I don’t care if they’re Republican or Democrat – people who lie and blame someone else with nothing to do with their job should be laughed off the stage, not elected or re-elected.
This isn’t a plea to vote for members of the President’s party (they’re content blaming others for their failures as well), but a plea to stop voting for morons with clearly no idea how government functions or just plain assholes lying and taking advantage of your ignorance.
When they screw up – and with no ideas other than ‘whatever he says is wrong‘, they certainly will screw up – you’re the one to blame.
“You don’t like the way the stewardess landed the plane after werewolves ate the flight crew? Stop electing werewolves”. – Bill Maher
Jim Carrey ripping on Mcconaughey’s weird-ass Lincoln ads? Alright, Alright, Alright!
Lincoln Ads – Saturday Night Live – YouTube.
These little girls use some bad fucking language for a great fucking reason.
Humpday just grabs ahold and wont let go
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Is that considered a Turkey?
Bill O’Reilly has officially quit his “Fair and Balanced” act. Sure, no one was under the impression O’Reilly cared about “Liberals” or Democrats, but on Monday’s O’Reilly Factor, the pretend pragmatist went next-level partisan extremist:
“If 64 percent of folks polled think things are out of control right now, then why would anyone vote for a Democratic candidate?…The answer is emotion…
“The Democratic Party and President Obama have not been successful in making America a stronger country.
“So, if you’re voting for the country, then you would be less likely to support the Democrats. But if you’re voting just for yourself and what you can get from the government, the option the Democrats provide, continued entitlements, is attractive.”
O’Reilly then insists Obama “puts ideology over tough solutions” and ‘proves’ this with a clip of Obama that has NOTHING to do with ideology – but that’s par for the lying, manipulating course. But O’Reilly – who never puts ideology over news-giving – knows the government is broken, and wants you to blame Democrats for it.
Although both parties clearly suck at governing, O’Reilly REALLY wants us to forget that Republicans had anything to do with government for the last 6-14 years — or that the Republican-dominated Congress (GOP leads the House and effectively stopped the Senate by requiring 60 votes to pass anything) has a 16% approval rating, and that the GOP has a 72% disapproval rating nation-wide.
Almost 50% of Americans STRONGLY DISAPPROVE of the Republican party, blame the GOP for governmental disfunction and think they’re leading the US in the wrong direction while acting as puppets for the rich – but O’Reilly just can’t understand why any self-less human being who cares about America would vote Democrat.
Is there a single soul in American who believes O’Reilly’s claim that Republicans DON’T vote for their personal interest? Whose interests are Job Creators voting for when they spend billions to buy tax cuts or de-regulate their industries? Are Conservatives NOT voting for personal interest when they vote to keep gays from marrying, take away entitlements, cut government programs they disagree with, or try to force their religious views into governing? That must all be for everyone else, certainly not for their own interests or to further their own beliefs, right? How nice of them.
To be clear, there is NOTHING wrong with Americans voting for their own self-interests (regardless if they’re Republican or Democrat, rich or poor), but there is EVERYTHING wrong with convincing Americans that voting for their own interests is un-American — solely to push the partisan interests of the big money backers.
This is agenda journalism at its WORST, and one of the biggest reasons Fox “News” viewers are routinely the most mis-informed in the entire country.
Fortunately/unfortunately for us all, O’Reilly is done pretending to be above it all and full out embracing partisan manipulation and extremism. Fair and Balanced, my ass.
Watch: Bill O’Reilly Smears Democratic Voters As Selfish | Video | Media Matters for America.
Read: The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed | Alternet.