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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:06 AM
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White people shouldn't be allowed to vote
Jonathan Valania is editor in chief of the blog Phawker.com

As a lifelong Caucasian, I am beginning to think the time has finally come to take the right to vote away from white people, at least until we come to our senses. Seriously, I just don't think we can be trusted to exercise it responsibly anymore.

I give you Exhibit A: The last eight years.
In 2000, Bush-Cheney stole the election, got us attacked, and then got us into two no-exit wars. Four years later, white people reelected them. Is not the repetition of the same behavior over and over again with the expectation of a different outcome the very definition of insanity? (It is, I looked it up.)

Exhibit B is any given Sarah Palin rally.

Exhibit C would be Ed Rendell and John Murtha, who in separate moments of on-the-record candor they would come to regret, pointing out that there are plenty of people in Pennsylvania who just cannot bring themselves to pull the lever for a black man - no matter what they tell pollsters.

These people are ruining things for the rest of us white people who are ready to move on. Sure, they have their reasons, chimerical though they may be: He's a Muslim. He's a terrorist. He's a Muslim terrorist. He's going to fire all the white people and give their jobs to blacks.

But those are just the little white lies these people allow themselves to be told, a self-induced cognitive dissonance that lets them avoid saying the unsayable: I cannot pull the lever for a black man.

Hey, some people just aren't ready yet, even the governor said so. Just like some people aren't ready yet for computers or setting the clock on the VCR.

Or, to hear Murtha tell it, some people - specifically some people in Western Pennsylvania - will never be ready. But the fact is, if you did a statewide head count of racists, you'd find just as many in eastern Pennsylvania as you would in the western part of the state.

That's why this ban on white people voting I'm proposing has got to be statewide. And I'm sorry to say, it's going to have to include all white people, even those who would vote for Obama, because you can't just let some white people vote. That would be unfair.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/currents/20081026_White_...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:11 AM
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1. Nationwide Tests for Intelligence and Sanity and Ethics for BOTH Voters and Candidates
but especially for the candidates. Reagan should have been disqualified and banned from running, ditto Dumbya.

And as for Sarah Palin, she's a criminal, a slut, and stupid to boot. Three strikes against her--She's OUT!
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MzYvonne Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:17 AM
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3. I'll Say It Again
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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:15 AM
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2. Nine days from the election...
and we nedd this sort of thing? :wtf: Thanks, Jonathan Valania. :sarcasm: :eyes:

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:26 AM
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4. Any Moron with a Computer...........
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:39 AM
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5. Well I'll give him one thing
It would indeed make this election a tad more comfortable and predictable if none of us whities got to pull a lever. That's true.

However might be just a TAD problematic to that whole idea of democracy and all that.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 12:33 AM
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6. hmmm - interesting idea - only non-whites to vote. Might improve things!
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lets say only natives/first nation people can vote, and black people too, cuz the white man dragged them over here . . .

I'd give it an ok for Canada too

after all,

us whites sure aren't "native" to this continent . .

oh yeah, I'm white, but not proud of it

I'd take my chance with the native vote.

It IS their land we're on,

right?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:01 AM
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7. Ah yes. Again all white people are racists who deserve to be
disenfranchied.

Fuck that.
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 06:01 AM
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8. so do I get an 1/8 vote?
for my native American Great grandmother?
I really hate the term white, most of us are not even close to white.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-28-08 09:17 AM
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9. lol
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