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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:21 AM

89. I come from Hillsborough County, Florida

One of the areas under the special provisions of the Voting Rights act. We are the place that Rick Scott slashed early voting, tried to set up voter id, and that also slashed many people off the rolls because they were suspected immigrants, even if many of said Latinos were born here, and had in fact been in this state well before Jeb Bush or Rick Scott moved down here. We were famous last year for having so many issues with late polls that, once again, we could not count them in time.

And that was last year.

I will not need to get into the fact that blacks were lynched here, or even the fact that many down here proudly wear t shirts that glorify the clan, no, I am not talking just about the mealy mouthed "It's heritage not hate" or "if you find this flag to be offensive, you need a history lesson" shirts, or the fact we still have the nation's largest confederate flag flying right at the i-4 overpass, erected so that Super Bowl tourists would have to drive right by it.

I could also recommend that you check out the comment section in the Tampa Bay times, with a loyal bunch of trolls saying how liberal the times is. You will get the ones ranging from the "I am a realist, not a racist" to outright good old boys who speak of days when liberals will be lynched, the ones who find every way possible to sneak in sometime that rhymes or sounds like that N word.

These are the folk who are angry at Rick Scott because he is too LIBERAL.

The point is, Tampa is a mid size city, with enough democrats to vote for obama, no thanks to long lines, and people in the paper bragging about how they could shoot liberals under stand your ground laws. The only reason we have not become outright hostile is because laws are in place, and it is no accident that the people wanting to destroy these laws are the same ones who keep insisting that there was no bad behavior, even though we became an international laughingstock, yet again. If they say these laws are not needed, I tell you, they are most certainly needed, exactly because they are ashamed to admit that we still need them!

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