Saturday, October 18, 2014

The equivalent of a "poll tax"?



Law that requires voters to produce photo ID in Texas is allowed to STAND by the Supreme Court



U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales (illegals have a right to vote) Ramos called the law an "unconstitutional burden on the right to vote" and the equivalent of a poll tax. Really, you can get a free photo ID at any DOT office! Why is it people can find their way to a welfare office to file for benefits but going to the DOT for a free photo ID is an insurmountable problem? 

What a shock Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented, I'm surprised Roberts didn't join them. They should apply this law in all 57 states.




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By Associated Press

Published: 05:29 EST, 18 October 2014 | Updated: 11:42 EST, 18 October 2014




The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.

The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put that ruling on hold. The judge found that roughly 600,000 voters, many of them black or Latino, could be turned away at the polls because they lack acceptable identification. Early voting in Texas begins Monday.






The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in Texas 

The Supreme Court's order was unsigned, as it typically is in these situations. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented, saying they would have left the district court decision in place.

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," Ginsburg wrote in dissent.

The law sets out seven forms of approved ID — a list that includes concealed handgun licenses but not college student IDs, which are accepted in other states with similar measures.

The 143-page opinion from U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos called the law an "unconstitutional burden on the right to vote" and the equivalent of a poll tax in finding that the Republican-led Texas Legislature purposely discriminated against minority voters in Texas.

Texas had urged the Supreme Court to let the state enforce voter ID at the polls in a court filing that took aim at the ruling by Ramos, an appointee of President Barack Obama. Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican who's favored in the gubernatorial race, called Ramos' findings "preposterous" and accused the judge of ignoring evidence favorable to the state.

The court had intervened in three other disputes in recent weeks over Republican-inspired restrictions on voting access. In Wisconsin, the justices blocked a voter ID law from being used in November. In North Carolina and Ohio, the justices allowed limits on same-day registration, early voting and provisional ballots to take or remain in effect.

Ginsburg said the Texas case was different from the clashes in North Carolina and Ohio because a federal judge held a full trial on the Texas election procedures and developed "an extensive record" finding the process discriminated against ballot access.

Texas has enforced its tough voter ID in elections since the Supreme Court in June 2013 effectively eliminated the heart of the Voting Rights Act, which had prevented Texas and eight other states with histories of discrimination from changing election laws without permission. Critics of the Texas measure, though, said the new ID requirement has not been used for an election for Congress and the Senate, or a high-turnout statewide election like the race for governor.

Ramos' issued her ruling on October 9. Five days later, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans put her decision on hold and cited a 2006 Supreme Court opinion that warned judges not to change the rules too close to Election Day.

The challengers in Texas said that the last time the Supreme Court allowed a voting law to be used in a subsequent election after it had been found to be unconstitutional was in 1982. That case from Georgia involved an at-large election system that had been in existence since 1911.






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Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse



Over 100 visas are handed out everyday in Africa. How is infecting America with Ebola going to help Africa?

"We can't just cut ourselves off from West Africa," Obama said, explaining it would make it harder to move health workers and supplies into the region, and would motivate people trying to get out the region to evade screening, making it harder to track cases.

So we should send them here so we can track them? What bullshit! We could send doctors and nurses there who want to help out with the understanding they would be quarantined for a period of time when they came back. To allow people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to travel here willy-nilly (like Duncan) is shear lunacy.




Beyond the pale.  Ron Klain appointed Ebola czar. His medical background? He once cut his finger and applied a band-aid. Why is the head of the AMA a doctor instead of a plumber? To Barry this is a crisis… but a political one. So what to do? Hire a spin-doctor. 

Would you have expected anything less?

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President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse.

Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the United States. Obama has said he is not philosophically opposed to travel bans, but in his weekly address made it clear that he is not leaning toward them.

"We can't just cut ourselves off from West Africa," Obama said, explaining it would make it harder to move health workers and supplies into the region, and would motivate people trying to get out the region to evade screening, making it harder to track cases.

"Trying to seal off an entire region of the world - if that were even possible - could actually make the situation worse," he said. 

Obama said it would take time to fight the disease, warning "before this is over, we may see more isolated cases here in America."

But he sought to put the disease in perspective, reminding Americans that only three cases have been diagnosed in the country, and that it is not easily contracted.

"What we're seeing now is not an 'outbreak' or an 'epidemic' of Ebola in America," he said.

"This is a serious disease, but we can't given in to hysteria or fear."






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Mattel "no action" Barry doll





Just in time for Christmas.





Then again maybe you should hold off until 2016 for the updated version.









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Friday, October 17, 2014

Barry attacks FOX...again







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Video 93

Uncle Jim is a little "stubborn" because he listens to FOX. That's correct. If he truly wasn't interested in what's really going on he would be listening to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC. 

These are two excellent examples of bias reporting through omission... two of many. 

 You Won't Believe This One 

 The chickens DID come home to roost 

Have you ever heard a peep about either one of these stories from the MSM? 

This one is a little more recent.

What was the final outcome on Bergdhal? Looks like he doesn’t want to own up to another disaster before the mid-term election. Where's the MSM?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793998/bowe-bergdahl-deserter-investigation-complete-verdict-not-determined-november-s-elections.html


 BTW...Harwood is only to eager to add,  "I assume you're talking about FOX."
 I was waiting for him to say...because you know we ALWAYS kiss your ass.



















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Friday, October 10, 2014

Quick... someone get her a vibrator!




GWYNETH PALTROW DAZED BY OBAMA: 'YOU'RE SO HANDSOME THAT I CAN'T SPEAK PROPERLY'



 Gwyneth and Barry are on the same wave length. This is the same b**ch who referred to her impending divorce as a "conscious uncoupling" which dovetails perfectly with how an act of terror becomes "workplace violence" emanating from the ScandalDome. 

You see…you really can put lipstick on a pig.

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On Thursday, Oscar winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow concluded her introductory remarks about President Obama at a star studded fundraiser held in the backyard of her upscale Brentwood home in Los Angeles, saying that she was turning the microphone over to him because "you're so handsome that I can't speak properly."


Paltrow's adoration of the President was palpable, according to a press pool report. She told Obama that "I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest… It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass" she said.

(Not to worry Gwyneth Hugo will be delivering his Declaration of Amnesty decree right after the election)


Democratic National Committee officials affirmed that there were 200 supporters at the reception and 50 supporters attending the dinner. Tickets for the reception started at $1,000, dinner started at $15,000. Julia Roberts, Bradley Whitford, and Paltrow's two children, Apple and Moses, were present at the event.


Paltrow cited that sustainable energy efforts, as well as Obama's push for equal pay, were very important to her as a working mother.


Obama gave much of his standard fundraiser speech – "tumult" overseas that includes ISIS, Russia, and Ebola, about which he said, "I want to assure everybody that the likelihood of an epidemic here in the United States is extraordinarily small, but there's a humanitarian crisis that's happening right now in West Africa where children not much older, and in some cases younger than, Apple and Moses are dying on the streets alone."


Obama boasted of 55 months of uninterrupted job growth, investments in energy, the success of Obamacare – "and yet people remain anxious."


The President asserted that, "Most of the gains in our economy go to the folks who are in this lovely yard—and the average person has not seen their wages or incomes go up in the last 20 years."


He said that Democrats have a "congenital disease": 

"A, we get depressed too easily, and B, we're terrible at paying attention to midterm elections."

He forgot C, you have an asshole for a president.








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