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This Is Texas!

Soooooo…..there was a rally in Texas today; and THIS happened.

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192 Responses to “This Is Texas!”


  1. 1 pkayden
    July 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    First

  2. 7 Sam Uk Obama Supporter
    July 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    awesome to see so many people supporting texas women.

  3. 8 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Go Texas Women!

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  6. 12 vcprezofan2
    July 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Texas is on the move! They are going to move Oops! Perry along – they have to!.

  7. July 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Reagan 69, McCain 72 , Joe Biden would be 73, it’s pure sexism….. The author of the article Jonathan Martin was formerly of the RW National Review, Politico, and now hired as a national political corresponent for the NYT. Oh Yeah… his wife (Betsy Fisher) is Executive Proucer of ” Meet the Press”….. the NYT hit job is provided in the Bloomberg link

    • 14 pkayden
      July 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Repubs know they have no one to challenge her. They’re scared.

    • 15 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      I don’t know what games the pukes are playing, but I agree with them. I’m not voting for a 70 year to become president. That is separate from the other reason I wouldn’t vote for Billary, and that is, I’m tired of of school democrats who cut their teeth on so called triangulation which got us saddled with all sorts of bullshit circa bill Clinton. Billary needs to give up the ghost and focus on their family and other worthwhile initiatives. Democrats and Independents that lean democrat need leaders who aren’t bound by the old school bureaucracy of backslapping and backscratching and “hey, you do this for me, I’ll put you up in the Lincoln bedroom.” No fucking thanks. If she’s the nominee, I’m staying home. It might sound counterproductive to some but for me, having them back in the WH is barely a step up from having a Repuke. PUMAS complain about PBO compromising with pukes?! They’ve obviously forgotten the Billary method of governance. Again, no fucking thanks.

      • 16 Nena20409
        July 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        I heart you Lisalovesobama……….however the dislike of “Billary”, a repeat of 2000……..is unacceptable. A repeat of 2010 is ugly to me. There is a HUGE difference between any Dem…….even a Lieberman…….from people Like Reagan, GW Bush, Cruz, Palin….etc.

        Dems did themselves in in 1868……Nixon happened. In 1972…..Nixon won again. In 1980, Reagan happened…………..Those who ignore the Dems History, would get another GW Bush…….Roberts and Alito happened……VRA is rendered useless.

        FORWARD! The late Ted Kennedy always said: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the Good. The guy lost 3 brother…..Jos in WWII, JFK in 1963 and RFK in 1967. He also lost a sister during the 1940s.

        • 17 lisalovesobama
          July 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

          I completely understand your point, Neena, but I can’t support Hillary. I don’t trust any politician. Barack Obama is the only exception and it isn’t because he’s a democrat that I voted for him. It’s because I felt I could trust him. I felt that he truly cared about me and my fellow citizens. I felt that he thought about us every second of everyday. I felt as though everything he did, he did for us. To me, it’s not politics with Barack Obama. It’s personal. I don’t feel that way about Billary. I won’t be supporting them.

          • July 2, 2013 at 12:19 am

            Sooo you’ll be supporting the GOP then? πŸ˜‰ Sorry, but the Democratic Party, regardless of how imperfect it is in certain respects, is a million times better than the alternative. Perhaps before you definitively state that you won’t be supporting Mrs. Clinton, you’ll a.) see if she actually runs, and b.) give her a chance overall and hear her out? There’s “good politics” and “bad politics.” Maybe she’ll be more of the good, and less of the bad? πŸ™‚ Just my two cents of course…. πŸ˜€

            • 19 lisalovesobama
              July 2, 2013 at 1:39 am

              No I won’t be supporting the GOP. I appreciate the fact that you have your own opinions just as I have mine. I hope she’ll have the good sense not to run, but if she does, I won’t be supporting her. No, I won’t give her a chance to change my mind, she hasn’t in 6 years, I doubt giving her another 2-4 more years will. I don’t think going in her direction is a good move for the party, it’s basically going backwards. We have outgrown the Clinton Machine as evidenced by the decisive trouncing she received in 2008. It’s time for a newer, more improved stock of democrats. Not the washed up, played out has-beens. why are recycling politicians? When did we become republicans? I’m not going to cling to the old “imperfect” Democratic Party out of fear. That kind of thinking will force democrats to vote for a so called safe candidate who will never win in a national election. Billary may be enjoying popularity and good will now, but that’s because her rep has been rehabilitated by the Obama Administration. Let her go out and run on her own. She’ll be in the same position she was in in 2008. She’ll either be passed over for a more vibrant, charismatic, younger democrat in the primaries, or a younger, more charming republican in the general. Look at the 2012 election. PBO won because he was more than a politician. People were invested in him. People woke up early to stand in line at 2:30, 3, 4,5, 6 in the morning in order to early vote for him a week before the election. I stood in line outside for about 4 hours in 50-60 degree weather in west palm beach, Florida before waiting another half an hour inside to finally get processed and sit at a booth. I don’t see myself doing that for Billary and there are plenty of other people who won’t. People need to stop giving into the whole “inevitability” thing with Billary and realize, their time is over. Age out of national politics gracefully, and make room for newer, more tenacious, more courageous stock who aren’t so steeped in Washington style politics of ‘triangulation’ and ‘you wash my back, I let you stay in the WH for a couple of days. wink, wink’ no thanks. Having a repug in the WH is just as unappetizing to me as having the Clinton’s back there again, so while i sppreciate your two cents, my answer is still, no thank you.

              • July 2, 2013 at 4:09 am

                Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it, and I can definitely see where you are coming from overall. πŸ™‚ I think the dilemma for the Democratic Party is, what other qualified, experienced, and worldly candidates — female, or male — do they have that not only has a serious chance of winning the nomination and eventually another 4-8 years of the Presidency, but who can also continue and advance President Obama’s (and plenty of other local/state/Congressional Democrats that have stood by his side) legacy. At the moment, it’s Hillary Clinton, but we’ll see what history has in store for us down the road. Thanks again for your comments! πŸ˜€

      • July 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        I could jump through the screen and hug YOU! You said everything I wanted to say PERFECTLY!!!

  8. 22 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    It’s going to be tough and an uphill climb, but Oh Happy Day!

  9. 23 dotster3
    July 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Can I show off my fam for a minute? Was on fam vacay last week. Here we are at a great little rustic restaurant, Fried Green Tomatoes, in Galena, Illinois. Food was superb, including the fried green tomatoes. Company was better. I’m the old gal back closest to the wine—-uh huh—–and mr. dotster is the cute guy behind me. With 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 3 grandkids. Had a million laughs and a joyous time. Thanks to all for keeping the home fires burning. Had limited time to keep up on the Africa travels and Texas women rising—–but checked daily.

    http://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/~/?id=656160&part=2&auth=co&disp=i

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  11. 33 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This is the horror we’re fighting against. A Republican utopia would be one where minorities have no rights, slavery is back in effect, poor whites have no rights, and women are considered property. The only people with rights and allowed to express their voices would be white males of a certain class and oh yeah, corporations (which are controlled by white males of a certain class)

    • July 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      I think it is unfortunate that the Republicans have been allowed to push a narrative about abortion because it about so much more than that.

    • July 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      The privilege male class tells us that we should be more concerned about NSA spying than women dying from back-alley abortions, or being forced to bear progeny of rape and incest, or endangering their lives due to high-risk pregnancies.

      Yet, so far no one has come up with 1 documented case of someone losing their life, suffering illness or injury or severe psychological damage as a result of the NSA mining an assortment of meaningless phone numbers from a database.

  12. July 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Among everything going lets not forget and pray for these courageous and brave men & their families in AZ and the WC….

  13. 42 57andfemale
    July 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Oh my GOD. I cannot believe the emoprogs think this delusional little worm is worthy of hero worship:

  14. July 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    News Flash: I am now going through my files and throwing out papers from the last millenium.

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Aw, do you have to? Now I might just feel compelled to do the same. Aaaw.

      • July 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

        Yeah, I know. But really holding onto plumbing receipts from my mother’s house (she passed in ’97) is kind of ridiculous. It’s fun, once you get into it…really!

        • 46 vcprezofan2
          July 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

          FUN?!!! I don’t know Maryl, I’m starting to have doubts about you.

          Somewhat of a coincidence – I actually found an ‘airmail’ letter from my grandmother to me a week or so ago. She passed on in 1991!!! I actually haven’t read it again yet because I didn’t want to feel too sad. I was closer to my grandmother than I ever was/am to my mother. She was the grandmother who mothered me.

          • July 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm

            What a special find, vc. Read it – it will bring back good memories as well.
            As for me, don’t worry I’m still a slacktivist. It’s taken me two days to clean this room out (supposed to be for computer and knitting-hah!) All that means is most of the stuff is now out in the hall. But I do have to admit that I get in moods (you realize not often – this stuff is from the last MILLENNIUM) where throwing out is a lot of fun. Organzing and putting away, not so much!

            • 48 vcprezofan2
              July 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

              Talking with you is such fun! A ‘slacktivist’ – such an apt term for me! I definitely intend to borrow it, particularly because it sounds so ‘active’. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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  16. 55 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    This is what women in Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Alabama, Iowa, etc. are fighting against. This is the horror Republicans want unleashed. The article is chilling.

  17. 58 yardarm756
    July 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    • 59 0388jojothecat
      July 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      I hope they have a Good Dem to take her place or does the GOP Gov’t puts someone in her place. We can’t afford to lose Dem SOS’s.

  18. July 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t think I have ever despised a person I didn’t know personally as much as I do this man…….

    • 61 utaustinliberal
      July 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Someone needs to punch this asshole in the nuts. Women in Texas, Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Alabama, Wisconsin, North Carolina, etc. are fighting for the rights to their own bodies. The SCOTUS has basically decimated the Voting Rights Act. The SCOTUS has made it more difficult for workers to sue for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The SCOTUS has let generic drug companies off the hook when their drugs harm and sometimes cause the death of consumers. Student loan interest rates have gone up because congress did nothing. Minorities are facing assault from every corner: from higher education institutions, to state legislatures, to local and city councils (Detroit).

      Yet this scumbag is threatening the United States. It will be a wonderful day when he is caught and sent to prison. People are facing real problems and this jerk is on a delusional ego trip.

      • July 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

        UT, I wish I could ever write something as cogent and succinct as you just did there…..your articulation was beautiful!

      • July 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        He’s getting desperate because his options are fast running out and he realizes that life in Russia isn’t all that hot. So now he’s trying to appeal for sympathy, hoping to generate public interest in his case and public disgust with President Obama.

        Snowjob needs to understand that Daily Kos does not represent the US, in opinions or demographics or interests. Alan Grayson learned that lesson the hard way. But at least Grayson still had his freedom and could run for office a second time.

        • 64 Roberta in MN
          July 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

          And he is back at his shit again too. He got elected on President Obama’s shirttails and is flinging poo again at him. Lord, I dislike him with a passion. Grayson and Snowden.

      • 65 nathkatun7
        July 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        Well, well said, UT! Not one person who thinks Snowden is a hero has shown me any evidence that the NSA, in an effort to try to protect the security of our people, harmed any single innocent American or any single innocent foreigner. And if Snowden, believes that what he did was motivated by his deep desire to protect the people’s civil liberties, then why isn’t he here fighting for his cause? Why is he trying to run to other countries, including those with dismal human rights records? I deeply despise “holier than thou” hypocrites who, when the going gets tough, are quick to run and hide. I believe Snowden is a traitor. Not only is he a traitor but he is also a coward.

    • 66 nospin
      July 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      wouldn’t surprise me that these lulls from Snowden is to buy him time to make isht up.

  19. July 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much mighty blog tyrants, UT and LP – I got completely tied up with other stuff today but you kept it all going brilliantly, you’re the best. Will be back with a post a little later, see ya then.

  20. July 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    His Highness Edward Snowald just put out a statement. After reading this statement, it will be quite clear to you (if it weren’t by now) that Snowald’s agenda was SOLELY to go after the Obama administration and turn public opinion against President Obama and NOTHING else.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/edward-snowden-statement-wikileaks-russia-asylum-2013-7

    • 71 Bill
      July 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      This will not help with Russia or Ecuador.

    • 72 nospin
      July 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      thanks for the link hopefruit2.

      I love this comment from that post. It was hysterical:

      “are you kidding me on Jul 1, 6:14 PM said:
      so let me get this straight… you lie to get a job so you can get classified information, break all sorts of laws, run away to another country, ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD YOUR CRIMINALITY and now you claim your rights are being violated???? This level of f**kery has been taken to new heights.”

    • 74 theo67
      July 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      I hope Americans can see that Snowden’s actions aren’t just harming President Obama’s relationships around the world, but are affecting America and Americans, as a whole.

      • 75 nathkatun7
        July 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

        Exactly, Theo! But we are in political climate when hatred of President Obama supersedes everything, including the love of country. There are people who think that destroying America is a worthwhile price to pay if it results in destroying President Obama. Sadly, they are being enabled by the unethical media. The average American gets confused because the MSM media have made no effort to fully explain what Snowden/Greenwald did.

    • 76 sherijr
      July 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yep he is nothing but a punk. It has been about “Obama” from the start. Because NO ONE messed with our civil rights like GW Bush.. yet nary a word from Snowden, Wikileaks, Manning or the like. Whole lotta cockroaches slithering out of the darkest corners since Barack Obama became President of the United States.

    • July 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      The time released in Moscow would have been about 1:00 am Moscow time according to first tweet I saw. Strange man. He did this to himself. No one made him do this. I didn’t like you to begin with and I really don’t like you now.

    • 78 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      I thought this was an ‘interesting’ article (especially if true) on the fate of previous defectors to Russia.

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/snowden-may-wish-he-went-to-jail-in-america-if-he-accepts-putins-offer-of-russian-exile/

      • 82 nathkatun7
        July 2, 2013 at 12:09 am

        Really interesting article, VC! Thanks for sharing it. Snowden may soon face a rude awakening! After while, the media will move on and he will no longer be the center of attention. In the intelligence business of spying, etc., people who betray their countries quickly loose value because the methods of protecting secrets quickly change to counter the damage caused by leaks.

        • 83 vcprezofan2
          July 2, 2013 at 12:14 am

          Not only that Nathk, does Snowden think any country would respect and welcome him as a worthy citizen after he betrayed his own? What confidence could they, would they, have in his keeping their secrets after he’s been there awhile? IMO bragging cheaters are so stupid.

    • 84 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      My only comment on this, for now anyway, is that if Edward really wrote these letters he is quite coherent and ‘subtle’ in his begging….for a dropout.

    • 85 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      What an absolute COWARD! I would have some respect for Snowden had he remained in the country and fought for what he believed was a righteous cause. I have zero respect for a person who violates the law, supposedly because of his moral conscience, but is not willing to suffer the consequences. If he and his enablers want to know what a real hero is made of, they should study the example Of Congressman John Lewis. John Lewis was 9-10 years younger when he first demonstrated his courage as a leader of the 1960 Sit-in-movement, In Nashville, TN, in violation of Southern segregation laws. John Lewis, along with hundreds of other students, was arrested for violating the laws. Rather than pay the fine to avoid serving a jail sentence, John Lewis refused because he was not willing to accept the validity of Segregation laws. That’s how a real righteous person compels other people to examine their conscience about unjust laws.

  21. 86 Bill
    July 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Ted Cruz is running a cable teevee advertisement here in a redneck part of NC to abolish the IRS. Call within 10 minutes and you can sign his petition. The guy is something else. He should consider what is going on in Austin before bugging us.

  22. 89 Jovie
    July 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

  23. July 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Just want to say Happy Canada Day. . .

  24. July 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Meals on Wheels? Healthcare? Jobs? Protecting the US? No fiscal conservatives’ definition of deficit reduction is spend $60 Billion on this…

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  26. July 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Ok, on to the TEAGOP. . .

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  28. July 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    And the journalists. . .

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  30. July 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Ahh….Little Chris just has to stick up for his boy. How dare we accuse Snow of putting out such a statement…had to have been Assange or Putin writing this.

  31. 101 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Says it all.

  32. 102 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Oh Happy Day!

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  34. 107 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    The assault is coming from every corner.

    • 108 99ts
      July 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      It is getting very hard to believe that this is “the land of the free”. Electing a black President has turned the GOP states into bigoted anti democracy bastions of male white supremacy. Sad.

      • 109 vcprezofan2
        July 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

        Hi 99ts! I wonder if your comment isn’t more like

        ‘Electing a black President has HIGHLIGHTED THE FACT GOP states ARE bigoted anti democracy bastions of male white supremacy.’

        Seems to me PBO’s election has only drawn out into the light a lot of what was percolating under the surface. Am I wrong to think that?

        • 110 Smoothscotch
          July 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

          Heck no. I have always been of this here opinion. Peel back the blinds.

          Hello everyone.

        • 112 99ts
          July 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

          I guess my perspective comes from a country a long way away – always thought the southern states were racist but all the anti-abortion legislation & anti voting rules that seem to be spreading throughout the country is not something I had ever seen before.

          In my world the voting laws are country wide – and since the 1970s voter registration has been done by the Federal Government, not the states. Our poll workers are well paid for being there & the number of poll workers in each polling place is directly proportional to the number of enrolled voters. Last election they opened a 2nd polling place in my area because the wait time at the previous election had sometimes got to 20 minutes! We have postal voting if needed (having to work on polling day is a valid reason) and major cities have early voting available.

          We also vote on Saturdays – for the life of me I cannot understand why a democracy would have a normal working day as the day to vote – that has to be a major vote suppression policy.

          • 113 vcprezofan2
            July 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

            I’ve wondered at your country’s compulsory voting and the difference it would make to the %age of voters participating in our corner of the world. What happens if someone doesn’t vote? Is there a penalty and how is that reconciled with an individual’s freedom to choose?

            • 114 99ts
              July 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

              There is a penalty – rather small – but I have a cousin who doesn’t vote “on principle” and whenever she gets a “please explain” she says she was ill. Her small protest. Then again – if you don’t reply to a “please explain” you are taken off the roll – the assumption being you are no longer at said address. The third option is to cast an informal vote – I’ve done that once when I hated all the possibles – but it is rather a stupid option – like not voting because your party of choice isn’t 100% to your liking. I have been a poll worker in the past & when counting the votes always found the “protest” votes entertaining – so I wrote a message across my voting paper to give the current poll workers a smile at the end of a long day.

              An easier way to avoid voting is to never enrol – or if you have been enrolled and move house – you will eventually be dropped from the rolls. Every few years there is a mailout to check who is living where against the rolls.

              I believe we are very lucky to live in a democracy & compulsory voting means everyone gets a say. I have never seen it as denying “freedom to choose”. It sure removes the cost of GOTV and the government knows to 95% accuracy how many people will vote and where they will vote.

              We have had issues – probably still do – in my state a “legal” gerrymander gave one party the government for over 30 years – but eventually the other party gained power and the rules were changed.

              • 115 vcprezofan2
                July 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

                😯 You mean the U.S. GOPs didn’t create gerrymandering!! πŸ˜‰ It will probably take as long to get rid of those GOPs who got in that way for 2014, which would probably explain why they seem unconcerned with public opinion.

                • 116 99ts
                  July 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

                  Our guys simply made a rule that some folks were more equal than others – and the country folks votes were worth 2-3 times a city folks vote.

                  I guess every democracy finds a GOP style bigot who wants to rule forever. We don’t have term limits on any elected position – so some horrors can last a very long time.

              • 117 nathkatun7
                July 2, 2013 at 1:56 am

                99ts, I strongly support compulsory voting because in a Democracy every citizen should be accountable for electing people who represent us as governors. I think voting should be taken as seriously as serving on the jury or paying taxes. I don’t see why citizens who turn 18 are required to register for possible military service but are not required to register to vote. I reject the right wingers who think that the right to vote, to elect people to represent us in governing, should be treated the same way as you treat trying to get a drink in a bar or trying to cash a check.

                In a Representative Democracy, all the people (poor/rich, female/male, young/old, all the spectrum of colors/ethnicities) are entitled to have a voice in selecting their Representative leaders/governors. This is why I find the requirement of voter IDs so obnoxious, especially when it’s being promoted by hypocrites who constantly preach the concept of limited government. There is nothing as intrusive as elected leaders requiring that citizens must jump through all sorts of hoops to prove that they are citizens. Governments already have enough data to know who is and who is not a citizen. I do not believe for a moment that there are that many undocumented non-citizens who would risk trying to vote when they know fully well that would be a sure way of exposing themselves to the law enforcement people. There has never been a single case that I know of, in the entire U.S. history, where the outcome of an election was determined by the votes of illegal citizens. Not One! Sadly, people forget that the disfranchisement laws enacted by Southern States, after the overthrow of Reconstruction resulting in the restoration of total “White Supremacy,” were all promoted as key to electing clean and responsible leaders. This especially true of the way Jim Crow Southern states sold the need for Poll-tax/Property requirement and Literacy/understanding requirement for voting. By the way, people who write about poll-tax requirement forget to clearly point out that people who owned property were exempted from paying a poll-tax in order to vote. It was only the poor non-property owners who were required to pay a poll-tax in order to be allowed to vote. The justification for the poll-tax requirement for voting was that poor non-property owners could not be counted on to vote for responsible leaders dedicated to protecting the rights of property.

                Bob Ceska was bsolutely on the mark: the right wing Voter ID requirements are an indirect way of requiring a poll-tax for the poor without clearly violating the letter of the 24th Amendment. Incidentally, very few people know about the 24th Amendment, which outlawed the use of poll-taxes or any other taxes as a requirement of voting. But then again, for right wingers, there are only two Constitutional Amendments that truly matter: the 2nd and the 10th. Everything else in the Constitution, like the 14th, 16th, 17th and the 24th Amendments, should be ignored or should be repealed.

                • 118 99ts
                  July 2, 2013 at 4:52 am

                  Hi Nath

                  Thanks for the discussion – I find the voter-id and the argument about voter fraud – especially in relation to the recent “time fraud” in Texas – absolute nonsense. For the past few elections we have received a letter from the electoral commission (absolutely non-political body) which details our registration & a suggestion we take it to the polls as ID. I refuse – probably pig headed – I have voted in the same place for 40 years and there is always someone working at the polls who personally knows me. I give my name/address and vote.

                  When I was young I grew up in a town with a large Indian population – they all had the same surname. My dad worked on the polls and always said they had to point out who they were on the rolls – and he sometimes wondered if 1 person voted for multiple people – but no-one much cared – it only seems different now because those on the right of politics want to stop people voting.

                  I really don’t know the rules for registering to vote in Australia now. I believe that those born here or those who became citizens before the age of 18 (via their parents) get a letter advising them of their registration & they simply have to confirm. If you fill in a form to enroll, anyone currently on the roll can confirm your identity or you can use a drivers license or passport. Once enrolled NO id is needed to vote & you can change your address online. It seems to be a good system – but – we only have a population of about 23 million – less than 10% of the US

    • July 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      And Snowdenwald called what he did civil disobedience. Bleccch.

      • 120 nathkatun7
        July 2, 2013 at 2:14 am

        Amazing! At the same time totally absurd and self-serving! I know of no other advocate/participant in civil disobedience who sought asylum in another country in order to escape being prosecuted for violating what he he/she considered to be an unjust law. I also don’t consider taking a job earning over $100,000.00 dollars, with the goal of stealing classified information and then running away to seek asylum in other counties, to be such an exemplary act of civil disobedience. Rather, I see what Snowden did as an act of a self absorbed person seeking fame and attention without any regard, or regret, about the damage of his actions to his country.

  35. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    • 123 jacquelineoboomer
      July 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      I almost called him a freak of nature, but I’ll save that for another day.

    • July 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      This is unacceptable. This guy should be fired.

      • 125 nathkatun7
        July 2, 2013 at 2:45 am

        Hopefruit, I agree with you 100%! A so called American journalist should not be allowed to insult, with impunity, people of other countries being visited by the U.S. President! Nakamura was probably angry that the people of Tanzania shamed him for lying about Africans not being happy with President Obama’s visit. But that’s no excuse for him to trash the Tanzanian women who enthusiastically welcomed an AMERICAN PRESIDENT to their country. In case Nakamura has forgotten, Barack Obama was elected, and then re-elected PRESIDENT of the United States. Nakamura may be in denial, thinking that Obama is not a legitimate President, but he should not be allowed to project his hatred on the people of other countries who were honoring both President Obama and the United States. This man is a vile, vile person.

    • 126 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Please tweet: many books will be written about PBO, fortunately, you won’t even make the footnote. Fucker.

    • 127 anniebella
      July 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      If there ever were any doubt this creep Nakamura don’t like President Obama. But hay who gives a dam, I don’t like him.

    • 128 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I responded to that earlier this morning. I have to say I noticed that he implied that the thought wasn’t originally his, but the fact he would publicize it that way IMO shows a lack of professionalism – not that that is anything new. We all know that the truth of the matter is that if you have no class, it’s hard to pretend you do. Isn’t there an African (?) saying – ‘The higher monkey climbs, the more he exposes his behind’? No amount of money, travel, or attention will smooth the rough edges of the current members of the WHPC; something I think we need to face. I think I was more disgusted at the quality of the minds they displayed than enraged.

      • 129 jacquelineoboomer
        July 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        VC – You’re tweet was spot on!

        • 130 jacquelineoboomer
          July 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

          Sorry – *Your tweet*

        • 131 vcprezofan2
          July 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

          Did you see my embarrassing spelling error? I never noticed it till I went to share the tweet in the village. Oh well – I was quite disgusted at the time.

          • 132 jacquelineoboomer
            July 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

            I was quite disgusted when I made my spelling error! πŸ™‚

            • 133 nathkatun7
              July 2, 2013 at 3:12 am

              JOB, I always do the same thing (i.e typos) when I am disgusted! This guy, David Nakamura, is turning out to be so revoting! I was disgusted by his tweet that found it funny to trash Tanzanian women. I feel that he was trying to cover up his false reporting that Africans were not enthusiastically welcoming President Obama.

              Nakamura is not a journalist. He is a propagandist. The Overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome of President Obama by the people of Tanzania could not be easily spun into a negative. To distract us from the reality that President Obama received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception from the people of Tanzania, David Nakamura resorted to trashing Tanzanian women who took part in the activities welcoming President Obama. As I said before, shame on the Washington Post for having this man to represent their paper as a credible journalist. As far as I am concerned, he is nothing but scam! He is better suited for Murdoch’s NY Post. But then again, the WP has lately been trying to outdo the New York Post when it comes to pushing sensationalism.

              • 134 jacquelineoboomer
                July 2, 2013 at 3:18 am

                I know, nath. Every week, a new one pops up, like weeds in the garden. We go from having to address the awful likes of Todd or Tapper and on to Nakamura. Even if we think or know they are just Republican plants, we still must LET THEM KNOW we are watching them.

                Whatever the reason behind it, I just want to stand on top of a building and yell MAKE IT STOP! Don’t you?

                Too tired to type at this point, so I will take another quick look around and go to bed! Goodnight to ya.

                • 135 nathkatun7
                  July 2, 2013 at 4:51 am

                  “Whatever the reason behind it, I just want to stand on top of a building and yell MAKE IT STOP! Don’t you?”

                  Most times, I fee exactlyl the same as you do, JOB! Then, After I cool down, I try to regain my sanity. I realize that the most effective response to, at least, nullify their evil messagse is to stay focused like the President we support does. At the same time, and especially for all of you twitters, I cannot think of a reason why you shouldn’t confront idiots, like David Nakamura, head on! I am for openly shaming them in the public square. The way David Nkamura demeaned the innocent women of Tanzania, whose only crime was their exuberant welcome to the President of the United States, should have not gone unchallenged. I am so proud of you for stepping up to the plate to let Nkamura know that his vile disrespect of the women of Tanzania, and the President of United States, was “despicable!”

    • 136 nathkatun7
      July 2, 2013 at 2:32 am

      Thank you JOB for your tweet and your righteous push back at this imbecile! This David Nakamura is total scam! Washington Post should be ashamed for having this person represent their paper as the WHC! He is, as you said, “a despicable, despicable person….” He is totally revolting! He not only disrespected the President, but he also trashed the Tanzanian women. Notice that he wouldn’t even identify them as Tanzanians- to him they are just”locals.” I am sorry, but this guy needs to go! Somebody needs to tell David Nakamura that this is the 21st Century and not the 17th century. David Nakamura does not deserve to be called a journalist.

  36. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Has this already been posted?

  37. July 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    via @Juddlegum of ThinkProgress

  38. 144 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  39. 145 Vicki
    July 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    The gap between reality and the MSM seems especially wide and deep today.
    We at TOD are focused on POTUS’ highly successful African trip, The women of Texas, the women of NC. Also interested in seeing justice for Trayvon and the anti-Morsi MB rallys in Egypt.
    What transfixes MSM? Snowflake and George Bush in Africa.

    We desperately need a media outlet that speaks to our interests. Apart from here, I mean.

  40. 152 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  41. July 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I quit part infinity……….

  42. July 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  43. 159 Roberta in MN
    July 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I am hoping I can get AlJazeera on Roku. They show a spot for it.

  44. 162 Layla
    July 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    It’s 2:41 Am and the President is sleeping!

  45. July 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  46. July 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    #Obama’sAmerica……. the SCOTUS is playing catch up in many cases, especially on affirmative action… But the citizens are moving it.

  47. 166 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  48. 167 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  49. July 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Hey VC I don’t know if you are still around? To You and All our Wonderful Neighbors to the North – the BEST of Neighbors!

    • 170 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Ye gods, I am so spoiled! And so blessed! The celebrations are brought directly to my bedroom – no need to worry about what to wear! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Thank you kindly, FORUS!

      • July 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        You keep me amused with your trials and tribulations here! πŸ™‚

        • 172 vcprezofan2
          July 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          I don’t know how to react, ForUS, proud or disappointed that I’ve stumbled onto my mission in life – keeping TODvillagers amused! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ What would grandmother say, I wonder?

  50. July 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    As I said from day 1 and have maintained ever since OWS is NOT a “Liberal” group. It’s a Libertarian front group that is probably funded by the same entities that fund the Tea Party and other Shady anti-Obama “movements.”

    • 174 Jovie
      July 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Liberals??? You mean Libertarians? Big difference. These Occupy freaks just want no part of current system in AMERICA!

      • July 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

        They mean Liberals – because they are fronting as a Liberal group, so they want Liberals to think they are speaking to them. These “Occupy freaks” want no part of the current system now that Barack Obama is President.

    • 176 nathkatun7
      July 2, 2013 at 4:25 am

      You know, Hopefruit, from day one, you were so right about these privileged people of OWS, many of whom, like Michael Moore, belonged to the 1%. I am absolutely convinced, though I have no proof, that most of them voted for Mitt Romney. I base that on the fact that President Obama lost about 4 million votes in 2012 from those he had received in 2008. Moreover, the percentage of white voters supporting him dropped from 43-44% in 2008 to less that 40% in 2012. In other words, I don’t think Romney created that many right wing conservatives that hadn’t previously voted for McCain in 2008. I think what Romney gained were liberal/libertarians who were frustrated because they couldn’t dictate policies to President Obama.

      There were also some people who, for purely financial self interests, longed for the good old days when the so called progressives made so much money, from idiots like me, because of their loud and vocal opposition to President Bush, Jr. I am thinking of people like Michael Moore, Jane Hamsher, David Sirota, Jeremy Scahill, etc., etc.. I mean I bought all their books and read them feverishly. They had some good things to say, but they were also pushing an agenda that never addressed practical problems, that faced ordinary people like me.

      When President Obama came on the scene, and started energizing people like me, we started imagining the possibility of electing a visionary, though practical, man as President of the United States. Many of us who were buying their books, subscribing to their papers, like the Nation, etc., began sending our small contributions to elect President Obama. This meant that there was not enough money going to them. I think this is when they started turning against the President because he was not a “purist” progressive. Most them are smart enough to know that It’s highly unlikely that a “purist” progressive can be elected President of the United States. But, of many of the “purity” progressives their #1 objective was never about electing a president. For many of them the goal was about maintaining a progressive market niche that would buy their books, subscribe to their papers, and buy their video documentaries.

      It took me a while to realize that some of the PL do very well financially when you have a Republican in office. Likewise, professional right wingers (PRW) do equally as well when you have a Democratic President. Can you visualize Glen Beck being any body if John Mc Cain Had won? Glen Beck owes his fortune to President Obama. So. it’s no wonder that PL are so angry with President Obama. He cut into their market niche by taking away people like me. I suppose the “purity” progressives believe that the only way to regain that liberal/progressive niche that they had before President Obama was elected, is to constantly proclaim that Obama=Bush, or Obama is worse than Bush.

      Please forgive me for my rant. I had to release some of the things that have been bothering me about what the “purity” left has done when they constantly, and sometimes publicly, undercut President Obama and mock many of his historic accomplishments.

  51. 177 Jovie
    July 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Also, what happened to the nuclear option?
    Did Reid chicken out again, or will he bring it up after break?

  52. 178 Nena20409
    July 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    At the University in Cape Town, South Africa……

  53. 179 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  54. 180 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  55. 181 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  56. 183 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  57. 184 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  58. 185 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  59. 186 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    VC, you still here?

    • 187 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Yes! Just wandering around and up and down the thread, waiting for Ms Chips to put up the new one.

  60. 189 99ts
    July 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Saw this picture via BJ http://www.burntorangereport.com/upload/swtw/IMG_0505.JPG
    One of the nicest things to see – women of an age where abortion is not a personal issue – and men – supporting those who are so impacted by the insanity of Texas GOP legislators

    Or as one commenter noted “Looks like those folks didn’t get the memo about how grayhairs are supposed to be in the Tea Party.”

    • 190 jacquelineoboomer
      July 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      When you’ve already been through the women’s rights “movement” (which never ends) in your lifetime, as these people have, and see that legislators are trying to take younger women – and the men who support them – back to those days, it kinda spurs you to put on your marching shoes again.

      • 191 jackiegrumbacher
        July 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        Amen, sister. It seems every generation has to fight the cause again, because so many men (and some backward women) remain stuck in stupid.

        • 192 jacquelineoboomer
          July 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

          Who would have thought that, back in the ’70s and ’80s – that we’d be fighting some of it STILL?

          Like the civil rights “movement” of the ’60s – who would have thought we’d be back at it, in our lifetime? I don’t mean we are post- anything, but it seems as though it all needs to be done again, FROM SCRATCH.

          I guess I was super naive. In a way, I think many of us were.


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