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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:55 PM

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babylonsister Feb 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
patrice Feb 2013 #3
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #4
SwissTony Feb 2013 #47
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #5
another_liberal Feb 2013 #56
Skittles Feb 2013 #6
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2013 #8
hue Feb 2013 #9
msongs Feb 2013 #10
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #50
stillcool Feb 2013 #11
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #29
mia Feb 2013 #12
moondust Feb 2013 #13
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #14
calimary Feb 2013 #15
Alameda Feb 2013 #45
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #16
Lars39 Feb 2013 #17
babylonsister Feb 2013 #26
freshwest Feb 2013 #18
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #19
TDale313 Feb 2013 #20
countryjake Feb 2013 #21
babylonsister Feb 2013 #27
uponit7771 Feb 2013 #38
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #40
TroglodyteScholar Feb 2013 #22
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #23
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #43
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #24
KT2000 Feb 2013 #25
babylonsister Feb 2013 #28
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #31
babylonsister Feb 2013 #32
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #34
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #35
deutsey Feb 2013 #37
dorkulon Feb 2013 #48
liberalhistorian Feb 2013 #30
elzenmahn Feb 2013 #33
Guizar Feb 2013 #36
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #39
HappyMe Feb 2013 #41
AndyA Feb 2013 #42
robinlynne Feb 2013 #44
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #46
countryjake Mar 2013 #59
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #61
countryjake Mar 2013 #62
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #63
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #49
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #51
another_liberal Feb 2013 #52
Bucky Feb 2013 #53
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #54
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #55
myrna minx Feb 2013 #57
LeftishBrit Feb 2013 #58
drynberg Mar 2013 #60

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:57 PM

1. YES!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. DAMN RIGHT!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:59 PM

3. KICK

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

4. I haven't spent more than 20 minutes voting in my blue state. I can't imagine state

officials being incompetent or evil enough to make voting more difficult, or impossible. The same people that call out the Constitution to support their politics are responsible for voter disenfranchisement, they are hypocrites.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:09 PM

47. I've voted in 3 states in Australia and 20 minutes would be "long".

And we have compulsory voting i.e. essentially 100% turnout.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:06 PM

5. Damn right. It is beyond belief that people in the US had to stand in line that long just to vote...

...almost as bad as voting in third-world countries. Maybe that's what the Top 1% wants us to become.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:54 PM

56. Any State with so few polling places . . .

Any State with so few polling places that voters have to stand in line for over an hour to reach the polls is either criminally incompetent or practicing voter suppression, plain and simple.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:09 PM

6. but that's what it's all about

repukes cannot win on the issues, so they have to try suppressing the vote

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:14 PM

7. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:15 PM

8. The right wingnut line is that they were mostly illegal voters or voting multiple times. :nuts:

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:17 PM

9. Yes!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:19 PM

10. when any state does that.... nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:25 PM

50. +1

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:20 PM

11. we need a new voting rights act..

The old one isn't working.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:50 PM

29. Not in This Decade

I think we know what the House RAPEuglicans think of minority voting rights.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:20 PM

12. Rec!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:25 PM

13. Yes.

In light of all the recent attempts at disenfranchisement, it needs to be expanded to cover all forms of voter suppression in all the states. And while they're at it Congress can standardize federal elections and address gerrymandering. In the meantime, leave the current law alone.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:26 PM

14. I think we have enough proof to prove that Republicans are not operating on good faith.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:31 PM

15. INDEED.

God I HATE antonin scalia. With the burning fire of a thousand suns!

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:09 PM

45. As a member of Opus Dei, I don't understand how he legally can be a judge

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:48 PM

16. K&R

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:56 PM

17. Could be another march is in order.

Attorney General Robert Kennedy uses a bullhorn to address black demonstrators at the Justice Department, on June 14, 1963.
The demonstrators marched to the White House, then to the District Building, and wound up at the Justice Department. (AP Photo/stf) #

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:45 PM

26. I think you're right. If SCOTUS blocks anything,

I will be pissed the hell off!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:57 PM

18. It doesn't get any plainer than that! What is it that they claim is wrong?

Oh, don't tell me! Minorities daring to vote?

Never mind. Minorities ought vote twice for all this!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:00 PM

19. Kick it! Yes!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:03 PM

20. Abso-fuckin-lutely!!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:04 PM

21. Not just Southern states...


A line of early voters snakes around a parking lot at a voting location in Columbus, Ohio. (Michael Finnegan/Twitter)



No One in America Should Have to Wait 7 Hours to Vote
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/no-one-in-america-should-have-to-wait-7-hours-to-vote/264506/

What's happening at polling stations in Ohio and Florida isn't some fluke of nature or breakdown in equipment. It's all part of a partisan design.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:46 PM

27. Thanks! Perfect! This should NOT be happening! nt

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Response to countryjake (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:25 AM

38. +1

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Response to countryjake (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:12 AM

40. No kidding. I waited two hours in a suburb of Indianapolis.

They had two voting machines for each of the three precincts my polling place served.

People don't get it. Repeal of the Voting Rights Act will open the gates to all kinds of voter suppression. Voter suppression has gone beyond the scope of race, and fuck Scalia for saying that it is an "entitlement."

It's clear that those in power want to see voting returned to the elite classes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:06 PM

22. I lived in two different areas of Georgia...one county that was urban, and one that was..well..white

In one scenario, I literally waited in line for 4 hours to vote.

In the other, I waited for ten minutes.

I will give you three guesses at which was which, and the first two guesses don't count.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:08 PM

23. I would have more respect for Republicans and hate them less

if somebody in power on the other side of the aisle would at least admit that they lack confidence that they can win on the issues. If you're so confident your ideas are better than the Democrats', why do you need to (subtly) make it more inconvenient for the other side's base to turn out? I thought EVERYBODY is guaranteed the right to vote in the Constitution.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:19 AM

43. It said we have the RIGHT to vote...but it doesn't say how convenient it has to be.

They should add to the Voting Rights Act they people need to vote within an hour or two.
Maybe a certain number of machines per population. Extra machines should be on hand for emergencies like long lines or machines breaking down etc.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:35 PM

24. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:39 PM

25. the republican plan

was to make it more difficult for minorities to vote. If the supreme court approves of that fact - it's over.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:48 PM

28. It ain't over til it's over. Fat lady is warming up, but! No way. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:13 AM

31. We are Clearly in Some Kind of End-Game Now

The teabaggers taking over so many state governments (a few more and they get to hold a Constitutional convention!),
the measures those state governments are taking under teabag control,
the gerrymandering, and the push to extend it to the Presidential election,
the Supreme Court decisions that have been made, Citizens United especially,
and the way the arguments are going on the Voting Rights Act case

We just won an election by a landslide a few months ago, but it doesn't really seem to matter all that much.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:16 AM

32. I'm so in awe

that there are so many dumb people in this country. And they got a hold of the republicans? I just can't wrap my mind around it; how did 'normal' people succumb to this, and why are they succeeding?

Ack!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:28 AM

34. "why are they succeeding?" ...

... My guess is a well-funded fascist duo named, Koch...

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:45 AM

35. The Tee Vee Tells Them to Vote RAPEuglican, and the Preachers Tell Them to Vote RAPEuglican

must... obey....

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:20 AM

37. It goes back to the corporate/rightwing reaction of the '70s

Although I don't know whether the notorious Powell memo was the spark that ignited this reaction or was just a reflection of what was already brewing on the right, it clearly lays out the fears and anxieties of the ruling elites (both Republican and Democratic) at the time and the need they felt to stamp out the growing influences of movements from the '60s that challenged their worldview.

http://reclaimdemocracy.org/powell_memo_lewis/

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:39 PM

48. In the end, they won't succeed.

If they do succeed in the short term, it'll be back to marches, beatings, civil disobedience. And they'll lose again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:56 PM

30. I just saw and shared this

on my Facebook page before coming here. I hope it gets shared far and wide. I'm so disgusted with Scalia and the SCOTUS that I don't even know where to begin. Never did I think that this shit would have to be fought all over again in my lifetime.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:25 AM

33. K&R...

...shouldn't be more obvious than in the elections since 2000.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:49 AM

36. Why we must continue to fight

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:08 AM

39. Discrimination exists in all 50 states, it needs protection in all 50!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:29 AM

41. k&r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:54 AM

42. The Voting Rights Act allows jurisdictions to apply to "bail out" of Section 5

provided they can prove non-discriminatory practices for the previous ten years.

So, all any state or jurisdiction has to do is make certain everyone has equal access to the voting process, do so for ten years, then request a bail out which exempts them from Section 5 coverage.

At this point, they've all had plenty of opportunity to do this. The fact that they haven't would indicate there are still problems, hence the necessity for maintaining the Voting Rights Act intact, including Section 5 coverage.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:16 AM

44. When ANY state makes minority voters wait hours to vote, as in 2012!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:33 PM

46. Happened in my home state...

(Ohio) too. It is unacceptable. K&R

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #46)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:03 AM

59. Lines were unacceptably long there in 2004, worse in 2008...

and by 2012, after Ohio election officials had been given ample time, years, to do something about it to correct the problems, the lines to vote for President of the United States were longer than ever before!

The numbers of Democratic voters who gave up waiting, returned to work or just went on home exhausted, after never getting the opportunity to cast a vote clear back in 2004, was unacceptable. Now, it's just plain criminal.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #59)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:45 PM

61. Yes, criminal is a better word...

what part of Ohio are you in? I miss autumn in Ohio. That season doesn't exist in Texas

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #61)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:59 PM

62. Oh yes, I miss the Fall in Ohio, too!

I haven't been a resident there since 1980, but was born and raised over in the fields of northwest Ohio, closest to Sydney, Piqua, and Troy area (north of Dayton, south of Lima on I-75); lived and worked in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, too. Where I live now in Washington we normally only have two seasons, rainy season and flood season, and green is the color of the state.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #62)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 10:08 PM

63. I was born in Steubenville....

Spent time in the Canton area, and lived in Cleveland from 1981 to 1992 when I moved to DFW. I really miss C-town.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:54 PM

49. Scalia is a fool

and I can't
abide fools

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:42 PM

51. My first thought was, "what a silly thread."

When I first clicked on the OP, the picture didn't show up, so the entire content of the OP seemed to be nothing more than "THIS!!" Over two hundred recs for a one word OP seemed silly to me.

Then the picture loaded a few seconds latter, and I quickly realized why the OP had so many recs. Great pic, thanks for posting.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:46 PM

52. Too true!

We need a few more Supreme Court Justices who haven't been bought-and-paid-for by mega-wealthy racists and corporate CEO's.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:48 PM

53. YEEEaaahhh!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:49 PM

54. One minor edit:

Strike "SOUTHERN."

The VRA should be nationwide. God help me, but I think we'll need it in Wisconsin before long.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:22 PM

57. K&R n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:48 PM

58. You're right!

In England, long queues to vote are almost unknown - I've heard of problems in a few places, especially in 2010, but it's very rare.

If I say it took me 15 minutes to vote, that's including the walk from my home to the polling station!

Making people wait hours to vote is totally against the whole principle of democracy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:08 AM

60. Even Scalia should know this...

of course he does know it, but "other parochial forces" make him say really stupid shit about "entitlements", he's a JOKE that ain't even a little funny.

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