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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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     Virginia Dems lose court battle to reverse purge of 40,000 voters.

Virginia and New Jersey are two states who have off-cycle elections and they will be electing governors in a few weeks.  In Virginia, Republican-controlled voting authorities removed nearly 40,000 voters from the registration lists in an effort to reduce voter fraud (which is, let me remind you, not a problem anywhere in this country).  The Democratic party took the issue to court with a lawsuit which includes Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who is running for governor in this election.  The court ruled in favor of the Republican party on the grounds that the purge was perfectly legal.

So, why do I have such a bad taste in my mouth?  Oh right, because the Repugnantblican establishment is still Shady Susan and so is this voter fraud issue.

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12:00 pm  •  24 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Texas has issued 41 new voter IDs.

Before the ink fully dried on the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling, Texas was pushing through legislation to tighten the restrictions on voting (read: Republicans wanted less poor, brown, and/or old people to vote).  Now, you’ll need to present one of the approved pieces of identifications (which includes a concealed handgun license because of course it does), and if you don’t have any of those, you need one of their new voter IDs.

1.4 million Texans are eligible to vote but don’t have an ID.  Only 41 of those Texans have applied for the new voter ID.

Looks like this is turning out just the way they’d hoped.

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12:01 pm  •  22 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     The Disjointed States of America

The United States is too big and too obnoxious to govern effectively.  One of my friends proposed we break it up, and I am in full favor of that, but I would probably rename it:

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8:00 pm  •  21 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     "Texas is not America."

I’ve been reading a lot of poll analysis following the government shutdown and Republicans are being dragged across the board.  Nobody likes the Tea Party.  And nobody likes Ted Cruz.  In Texas, it’s a different story, so when Matt Mackowiak, a Republican political consultant in Austin, said “Texas is not America,” I just nodded my head and said “yep…you’re right.”

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12:01 pm  •  21 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     This is how we defeat gerrymandering.

Gerrymandering is the reason the government shutdown.  Republicans redrew districts in 2010, tipped the balance in favor of their party to win House seats, and now we’re stuck in this quagmire with no way out.  Look at how unfair the voting is:

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Republicans did not win those seats.  They stole them (save for IL and MD).  But we can start getting them back by changing the rules….or playing dirtier.

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2:30 pm  •  20 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     The bright side of the government shutdown: Everybody hates Republicans.

Elizabeth Warren is my spirit animal.  More than any other person in Congress, I feel like she is most likely to say what’s on my mind (but more politely and respectably and with less cussin’).  Late last night, she e-mailed her supporters about the end of the government shutdown and let them know why she is still mad as hell.

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6:00 pm  •  17 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Republicans rigged the government to stay shut down.

There’s a video making the rounds showing Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) having a bit of back and forth Saturday night on the House floor to re-open the government.

A great deal of people are paying attention (which is probably why it was sent to my inbox so many times) but even more people would take notice if the video was shorter and to the point.  Just skip to 4:18 and here’s a short explanation.

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3:59 pm  •  14 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Michele Bachmann: “We are in God’s End Times.”

Yet another sad old Christian has decided we’re living in our last days because they’ve run out of options.  Michele Bachmann can’t get reelected, her husband is a closet homosexual, the majority of the world hates her — We’re living in our last days!  I’ve never met a happy, successful Christian who is predicting that Jesus will come back tomorrow. It’s always some Crabby Patty or everybody’s old black aunt or old black Grandma on nitro-glycerin and pills for her rheumatoid arthritis.  All of us have at least one relative who loves to say “You know, we livin our last days.”   Right.  Ok.  I bet you wasn’t saying that when you was 20something and still screwing Grampa.  Let me live, OK?

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12:01 pm  •  8 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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