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If a person isn't in a position to have his houseboy fetch his ID- maybe he shouldn't be voting

If a person isn't in a position to have his houseboy fetch his ID in such a situation maybe he shouldn't be voting in the first place:


Via TPM:

A Republican candidate for Arkansas governor supports the new voter ID law, but he was left waiting after he forgot his identification.

Spokesman Christian Olson told The Associated Press that Asa Hutchinson forgot his ID when he attempted to vote at the polls in Bentonville on Monday. Olson says a staffer was able to retrieve the ID and bring it to Hutchinson so he could vote.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-candidate-thwarted-by-arkansas-voter-id-law-at-polls


See? All you have to do is send one of your employees to get your ID for you. What's the big deal? I mean, how many people can there be who need to get to work or only have a short period of time to vote who might not be able to get their butler or manservant to run back to the plantation and bring their drivers license to them? Surely not many.

Olson said Hutchinson thought the incident was a "little bit of an inconvenience" but still believes the law is necessary.

http://www.digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/jeeves-go-fetch-my-id-will-you-and.html

Great Day For Sustainability!: Rural Oregon voters back ban on GMO crops amid U.S. labeling uproar

UPDATE 2-Rural Oregon voters back ban on GMO crops amid U.S. labeling uproar
Wed May 21, 2014 6:42am EDT


By Shelby Sebens

May 20 (Reuters) - Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.

The measure in Jackson County in southern Oregon, garnering "yes" votes from nearly 66 percent of voters there, has drawn national attention and more than $1 million in campaign funding to the community, which has just 117,650 registered voters.

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"It's a great day for the people of Oregon who care about sustainability and healthy ecosystems,
" the group GMO Free Oregon declared on its Facebook page after the results.

Opponents conceded defeat but said the debate would continue.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/usa-oregon-gmos-idUSL1N0O706420140521

Husband of Congresswoman Slaughter dies

Source: ABC

Husband of Congresswoman Slaughter dies Updated: Tuesday, May 20 2014, 06:22 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. -

The husband of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter passed away Tuesday. The congresswoman's office released the following statement: “It gives us great sorrow to share the news that Louise’s husband of 57 years, Robert Slaughter, passed away today in Washington D.C. at the age of 82. Mrs. Slaughter and her family deeply appreciate the thoughts and prayers of the community as they work through this difficult time.”



Read more: http://13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/husband-congresswoman-slaughter-dies-12129.shtml

Christie, not a crook?

JeffCO • a few seconds ago

Christie: "Even though my supply side approach has obviously failed and I first stole the tunnel money and now the pension money to pay off my wealthy millionaire buddies from whom I refuse to ask any contributions to the well being of the state (now to my campaign fund that's another story heh heh heh), I trust the good citizens of NJ whom I am screwing to believe that it's the fault of all those who came before me and hold me blameless, bc honestly they're just not all that bright. I think the salt air corrodes their neurons or something. Okay, that's the end of my statement, you can all drive home now, hope you're not in a hurry to get across the bridge though hahaha not really."

and yes, it is snarky:
http://www.eschatonblog.com/2014/05/how-its-done-in-jersey.html#comment-1396330595


MAY 20, 2014
Christie wants to slash N.J. pension payment to fill $800 million budget hole

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/new-jersey-more/item/68184-gov-christie-fills-800-m-budget-hole-by-slashing-pension-payment-?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Petco Pulls All Chinese Pet Jerky Treats from Shelves

Source: NBC

Petco Pulls All Chinese Pet Jerky Treats from Shelves
BY MONICA ALBA

Petco became the first pet retail store to remove all China-made dog and cat treats today when it announced that it would stop selling the products in its more than 1,300 locations nationwide by the end of the year.

The move by one of the nation's top two pet retailers comes just days after the FDA announced that jerky treats, mostly imported from China, have now been linked with more than 1,000 dog deaths and nearly 5,000 illnesses in dogs, cats and, for the first time, even people.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/petco-pulls-all-chinese-pet-jerky-treats-shelves-n110191

PUKE ALERT: National Review Online Claims Women Are Just "Being Taught To Believe They Were Raped"

National Review Online Claims Women Are Just "Being Taught To Believe They Were Raped"

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Admittedly, I am no scientist, but I am fairly certain that a statistically significant amount of sex -- including very enjoyable sex -- happens under the influence of alcohol. But by the liberal definition of my generation, I have been raped. Multiple times.

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Are women themselves being taught to believe they were raped (the aforementioned "only sober consent is true consent!" notion)? Yes. And that, ironically enough, makes these women victims of liberal culture, too.

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Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and Amy ultimately decided against filing a report. (In case you're wondering, a week later she was still hunting down Steve -- the "rape" a far cry from her mind.) But how many Amys go through with it? And how many Steves have their reputations ruined, perhaps even their lives, with a false accusation? While it's easy to imagine Steve as a smirking, smug jerk, he was actually a hard-working guy from a poor family, at the university on a scholarship. Amy's accusation would have easily ruined his life.

For good reason, it is hard to forget Amy -- a reminder that, to the extent some in our society remain skeptical of rape claims, women themselves bear a share of the blame. After all, for every legitimate, actual rape claim there may be another that was not: a girl who cried rape.

MORE:
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/20/national-review-online-claims-women-are-just-be/199395
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/378310/crying-rape-j-delgado/page/0/1

LAVABIT Founder: How FBI & US Legal System Made Sure We Don't Have Right To Privacy In 1st Place

Secrets, lies and Snowden's email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit
For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don't have the right to much privacy in the first place



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My company, Lavabit, provided email services to 410,000 people – including Edward Snowden, according to news reports – and thrived by offering features specifically designed to protect the privacy and security of its customers. I had no choice but to consent to the installation of their device, which would hand the US government access to all of the messages – to and from all of my customers – as they travelled between their email accounts other providers on the Internet.

But that wasn't enough. The federal agents then claimed that their court order required me to surrender my company's private encryption keys, and I balked. What they said they needed were customer passwords – which were sent securely – so that they could access the plain-text versions of messages from customers using my company's encrypted storage feature. (The government would later claim they only made this demand because of my "noncompliance".)

Bothered by what the agents were saying, I informed them that I would first need to read the order they had just delivered – and then consult with an attorney. The feds seemed surprised by my hesitation.

What ensued was a flurry of legal proceedings that would last 38 days, ending not only my startup but also destroying, bit by bit, the very principle upon which I founded it – that we all have a right to personal privacy

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MORE:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/20/why-did-lavabit-shut-down-snowden-email

"I give you George W. Bush: The man who will go down in history as the last Republican president"

Without reform, Bush will be 'last Republican president'



Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that Americans would never elect another president from the GOP if the party fails to act on immigration reform.

Gutierrez, one of the most ardent supporters of an immigration overhaul, brought a poster to the House floor depicting Republican Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush.

"I give you George W. Bush: The man who will go down in history as the last Republican president in American history," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez argued that if the growing Hispanic population continues to vote primarily for Democrats, the GOP would have difficulty winning future national elections. He quoted recent remarks by Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue that Republicans "shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016" if they don't move on immigration reform.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/206631-dem-bush-will-be-last-gop-president-if-nothing-done-on-immigration

"Cloud Control"

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/20/1300493/-Cartoon-Cloud-control

Operation American Spring Day 4 - They still think they're winning

MON MAY 19, 2014 AT 01:12 PM PDT
Operation American Spring Day 4 - They still think they're winning
byshades at midniteFollow


https://twitter.com/RonLPitts/statuses/468215263335567361

Just in case you were wondering. I know most of you blew these OAS idiots off days ago. We all had a big laugh on Friday, a few chuckles on Saturday and forgot about it by Sunday. I'm off work nursing a sprained ankle and have been spending far too much time glued to their Face Book pages than I should admit but, if anyone's interested, here's what I've learned

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...............I almost feel sorry for them, well, the ones who aren't calling for armed revolution, burning down the WH and other acts of violence. They remind me of a class of preschoolers being told there is no Santa Claus. Its. Just. Not. Possible! But not all are discouraged. All they need now is to take over the media. You see, Obama has blocked all their transmissions. Every time they lose a feed, a cell phone drops a call or somebody's laptop battery dies, it's Obama's fault. Heck, he was accused of seeding the clouds Friday morning so it would rain on the group.

Which brings me to the so-called media blackout. This is the most entertaining part. He (Obama) has this diabolical plan to black out media coverage so the ignorant masses remain unaware of the revolution. If only they knew what the patriots are doing on their behalf, they'd all rush to DC straightaway and run the tyrant out of town. The CW is the Obama administration has ordered all media, tv, cable, radio, not to cover the event or face sanctions. Even their favorite personalities (Beck most often but Limbaugh and Hannity are also mentioned) have abandoned them. Why aren't they interviewing people? Apparently Beck warned people not to attend on his broadcast Thursday. I'm guessing he was trying to save them the embarrassment but they were having none of that. At the time, they assumed, if he didn't organize it and get credit, he wasn't supporting it. Today Beck was suspiciously absent from his program (so they said. I don't listen so cannot confirm). Now they talk about how he's beefed up security because of threats against his family. But enough about him. The plan they're pushing now, especially for those who could not make the trip to DC, is to protest at, or even take over, the local tv or radio stations. That will get the people riled up (it would, but not in the way they think). They talk about how they've spammed Fox News (et al) comment boxes or their FB pages but when I check those pages, nothing about OAS. I'm guessing somebody is scrubbing them as quickly as they can be posted. Even Fox Nation has nothing on it, other than an article from the 16th about the poor turnout. And unless I've missed them, no statements from Cruz, Gowdy or the others they've called to lead them. I did read an undocumented claim that Palin supports them but I don't see it on her FB page (that was a painful experience). I'm not saying she didn't make a statement for OAS but a quick search on DuckDuckGo didn't reveal anything. I'm not going to waste any more time on her.


One last thing I found incredibly amusing and have to share. As you would expect, there are lots of misspelled words, but don't make fun of them. They do it on purpose to fool NSA. They actually posted, on a public FB page, how to misspell certain words or place 7s between the letters. Yes, they are telling people to spell it as O7S7A so NSA can't track them. I guess they think their cereal box decoder ring is more sophisticated than the NSA.


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MORE FUN:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/19/1300464/-OAS-Day-4-Obama-is-still-President
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