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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



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     Republicans formerly supported the Voting Rights Act to drive Southern whites away from Democratic party.

Lincoln was a Republican.  And Democrats used to be racist.  So how did that get turned around?  There’s an article going around from Forward Progressives about the racial history of Republicans and Democrats.  

It’s a pretty good read, but I’m mostly interested in the Voting Rights Act.

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5:15 pm  •  29 June 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Here’s where I try to explain the Voting Rights Act like we’re in 3rd grade Social Studies.

Now that the furor has died and warm feelings have passed because SCOTUS struck down DOMA, let’s rewind and talk about the VRA.  In light of the progress made on behalf of gays and lesbians, SCOTUS’ earlier ruling on the VRA is even more heinous and I’m going to try to explain it to you in five parts.

What did SCOTUS even rule on?
What’s the big deal with needing an ID to vote?
Does it matter where people vote?
What’s gerrymandering?
Does this even matter anymore?

I’m not an expert and all of this will be in simplest terms because the law isn’t my wheelhouse.  If this were Basketball Wives, I could really dig into the issue.  So allow me, as a super-regular person, to explain what happened for other super-regular people to digest.

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8:56 am  •  27 June 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC): “Americans have questions about… the president’s validity.”

See, this is what happens when I stop focusing on South Carolina.  I’ve spent too much time paying attention to what’s going on in Virginia so of course SC has to tap me on the shoulder and say “hey now, over here, still crazy, don’t forget.”

So I guess we’re back on this whole The President is from Kenya thing for some reason.  

A kinder, gentler, more rational Republican party my ass.

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4:20 pm  •  19 June 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Republican Watch: Virginia. These people are still insane.

You know how Republicans reaaaaalllly wanted to win the last Presidential Election?  Remember how after they lost, everybody was all dang, I guess we are a lil too crazy, a lil too old, a lil too bigoted, a lil too GodThisNThat?  Have you seen all the news clips touting a softer, more moderate Republican party that should be showing up any minute now?

Well.  Not Today!  Rachel Maddow ripped Virginia a new one last week because those batshit candidates are even worse than the ones that we all hated before.

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7:50 pm  •  17 June 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Republicans don’t want your dirty brownpeople votes.

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In the last presidential election, Mitt Romney got trounced because brown people wouldn’t vote for him.  New strategy?  Forget the coloreds!  The Center for Immigration Studies says Republicans should just focus on convincing more white people to get out there and cast their ballots.

The problem is, the white people they want — whites without college degrees — really shouldn’t be voting for Republicans anyway.

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10:36 am  •  31 May 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Repugntantblicans want to cut food stamps…even though the deficit is shrinking.

Want more proof that Republicans don’t give a damn about you unless your stock portfolio has more chapters than the King James Bible?  The deficit is projected to shrink even more rapidly than originally proposed, yet Republicans want to restrict food assistance benefits even more.

Because clearly, cutting $20 billion from monies set aside to help feed people and keep them alive is so vital to reducing our $642 billion deficit that we should just say “the hell with those po’folks…we can lower the deficit by a whole 3% if we just let some of ‘em starve.”

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4:16 pm  •  16 May 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Immigration bill won’t pass with gay additions.

Another day, another Republican denying my existence as an equal human being and fully-contributing member of society.

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won’t support his own immigration bill if an amendment is tacked on giving same-sex couples the right to green cards, The Huffington Post reports.

"If the Judiciary Committee tries to redefine marriage in the immigration bill they will lose me and many others," Graham tweeted Monday afternoon.

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It’s like 3 steps forward, 2 steps back with these assclowns.  Republicans are determined to hold on to their bigotry for as long as possible.

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2:52 pm  •  15 May 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     One white county in Kentucky understands Democratic policies are better for poor people.

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It’s no secret to anyone paying attention that Republican policies hit poor Americans the hardest.  Their “small government” mantra (concerning anything that doesn’t have to do with women’s bodies, adults marrying who they choose, and Christian propaganda) takes away social programs sorely needed by our nation’s economically disadvantaged.  Southern white Republicans have let Jesus cloud their better judgement, voting Republican out of a sense of misguided morality and ignoring how much harder their lives are under Republican leadership.

All but one county in rural Kentucky.

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1:57 pm  •  10 May 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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