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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newsworthy Cringe

I find this particularly cringeworthy, what makes people think that they have the right to be nasty to one another? I’m just confused as heck. I’m not talking about the matter of Don Sterling, I have 3 posts on that, which will explain my absolute disgust with his comments. I’m talking now about another page on Facebook called Barack Obama Must Die. This is the exact kind of nonsense we don’t need.

But that’s not what’s most troubling, as that whole deal with a page calling for President Barack Obama’s assassination isn’t new or terribly surprising. The more troubling aspect is that now we’re seeing more of an obvious racial overtone to much of these new conflations from the right. Comparing Al Sharpton’s efforts and commentary as head of National Action Network to the words spoken by Sterling to his “girlfriend” is not even a true argument.

Another subject that I need to bring up is the whole deal over Voter ID laws. I remember making a post either a year or so ago, mentioning some of the adverce effects on turout. Well turns out the Republicans have gone full steam ahead, in states like Florida and Wisconsin. But there's some good news from it, a Federal judge literally threw the law out, saying that it was unconstitutional from the fact that unquestioningly violated the 15th and 26th Amendments, as well as the 14th Amendment, and was little more than a naked attempt at voter suppression as a means of keeping Scott Walker in office. My thinking is that Walker will be rejected by the voters in November.

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