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conservativecave is giving out awards to every DUer

It's kind of hilarious. They are completely obsessed. At first I thought it was crude and ignorant, but you just have to laugh at the depths of their obsession. It's almost indistinguishable from a parody site.

In case you haven't had enough- Bristol Palin weighs in on Duck Dynasty

You know, the other miserable embarrassment from the Palin (ku klux) Klan.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2013/1221/Bristol-Palin-Why-she-backs-Duck-Dynasty-patriarch-s-views-on-homosexuality

"Everyone needs to leave Phil Robertson alone for expressing his beliefs," wrote Bristol Palin in a blog post. I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great – people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.

Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love. "

Palin went on to say that Phil Robertson should take the Duck Dynasty TV show to another cable channel.

"I do think we should elevate the conversation, stand for free speech, and let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable. It’s what freedom sometimes feels like," wrote Palin.

Bristol's mom, Sarah Palin, also weighed in, albeit more succinctly in a Facebook post: "Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."

What if a US politician showed the same kind of reform as Pope Francis?

Complete 180 from current, bored, tired, old, go nowhere policy.

The Duck Dynasty guy is exploding on the internet

Factions are forming. Pro & Con. Hey more ratings for Duck Dynasty! God bless Capitalism and all it's forms.

I'm getting a vibe in the media that they are trying set up for a Republican win in 2016

Same thing I experienced during Clinton's second term. This attitude that "we let Democrats/liberals/progressives have the Oval Office for two terms, now let's give Republicans a chance" FoxNews in overdrive and seemingly "liberal" media outlets pumping rightwing talking points. And so many American voters are suckers that they'll fall for it like they did in 2000. And by the way, I think Mediaite is a right mouthpiece site, I was turned on to them when I first started visiting the site because they seemed liberal but they have rightwing hacks like Noah Rothman and Joe Concha working for them. I really don't know Dan Abrams story, he's the owner, but Mediaite is not to be trusted.

Feds delayed McDonnell prosecution per McDonnell's request

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/prosecutors-were-ready-to-charge-va-gov-mcdonnell-but-final-decision-delayed-by-justice-officials/2013/12/18/32260fa6-67fa-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html?wpisrc=al_excl


In probe of Va. Gov. McDonnell, prosecutors agreed to delay decision on charges

Federal prosecutors told Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week that he and his wife would be charged in connection with a gift scandal, but senior Justice Department officials delayed the decision after the McDonnells’ attorneys made a face-to-face appeal in Washington, according to people familiar with the case.

Dana J. Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, told the McDonnells’ legal teams that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment no later than this past Monday, people familiar with the conversations said.

McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, would have been charged with working together to illegally promote a struggling dietary-supplement company in exchange for gifts and loans from its chief executive, the people said.

John Podesta is great but he's an easy target for the rightwing

In 27 seconds... and he goes the way of Kuchinich.

I've got a real problem with children being described as "spoiled rotten"

I've heard people describe children as young as 2 or 3 as being spoiled rotten, what a horrible monicker to throw onto a little human being just entering this world. Think about those words. It's what you would use to describe some bad meat or milk in the refrigerator. Some thing that is spoiled and rotten is something that you throw in the trash.

States with higher black turnout are more likely to restrict voting

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/12/17/states-with-higher-black-turnout-are-more-likely-to-restrict-voting/?tid=sm_fb



In most elections, the intricacies of voting procedures rarely warrant headlines or interest most Americans. But in 2012, voter identification laws took center stage. In fact, in the five years preceding the 2012 election, almost half of states enacted some form of legislation restricting voter access — such as requiring photo identification or proof of citizenship to vote, more stringently regulating voter registration drives, shortening early voting periods, repealing same-day voter registration, or further restricting voting by felons.

These are the legislative realities. But the real intent of this legislation remains highly contested. On the left, voter identification laws are viewed as thinly veiled attempts by Republicans to depress turnout among Democratic-leaning constituencies, such as minorities, new immigrants, the elderly, disabled, and young. On the right, these laws are viewed as a bulwark against electoral fraud and a means of preserving electoral legitimacy. In a new article, we examined the dominant explanations (and accusations) advanced by both the right and left, as well as the factors political scientists know are important for understanding state legislative activity. We began with no assumptions about the veracity of any claim. What we found was that restrictions on voting derived from both race and class. The more that minorities and lower-income individuals in a state voted, the more likely such restrictions were to be proposed. Where minorities turned out at the polls at higher rates the legislation was more likely enacted.

More specifically, restrictive proposals were more likely to be introduced in states with larger African-American and non-citizen populations and with higher minority turnout in the previous presidential election. These proposals were also more likely to be introduced in states where both minority and low-income turnout had increased in recent elections. A similar picture emerged for the actual passage of these proposals. States in which minority turnout had increased since the previous presidential election were more likely to pass restrictive legislation.

Where can I view the Sixty Minutes NSA story?

I missed it and I want to see what state sanctioned propaganda looks like. Starting to believe more and more that the Intelligence Community and Military Industrial Complex are two massive kingdoms that can't be reined in by any one person sitting in the Oval Office.
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