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  •  Note to the Star Tribune (6+ / 0-)
    A Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial says the Republican-pushed bill requiring voters to show a photo I.D. is a bad idea, not least of all because some 440,000 voting-age Minnesotans have no driver's license or state-issued identity card.

    Ummm, that's the point, to literally disenfranchise such voters who are most likely heavily Democratic. That's the entire point of all these "voting reform" laws we're seeing coming out of Puke controlled state legislatures. They don't want to make it easy to vote for those most likely to vote against their anti-american, anti-human and re-distributionist policies and the execrable candidates.

    I really would appreciate it if "news" organizations would at least get the obvious elitist efforts of the Pukes right. Whining that it will make voting harder for a lot of people is only stating the obvious while missing the point entirely.

    "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

    by Dave925 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 05:13:32 AM PDT

    •  They kiss up to Bachman, don't they? (3+ / 0-)
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      Ideology is an excuse to ignore common sense.

      by Bush Bites on Fri May 06, 2011 at 05:18:48 AM PDT

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      •  Ewwwww (3+ / 0-)
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        The Horror. The Horror.

        "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

        by Dave925 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 05:20:54 AM PDT

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      •  I gotta htink somebody's screwing the ballot boxes (1+ / 0-)
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        up there.

        Bachmann ?????? From a highly educated state. Really.

        Birthers, 9/11 conspirators, Warren commish freaks -- got nothing on that. BTW: did Saddam's neck really get stretched ?

        Financial criminals + Angry White Males + Personality Disorder dreamers + KKKwannabes + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base (-4.38,-3.74)

        by vets74 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 07:43:28 AM PDT

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    •  Good Jersey sig line there....... (1+ / 0-)
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      Financial criminals + Angry White Males + Personality Disorder dreamers + KKKwannabes + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base (-4.38,-3.74)

      by vets74 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 05:31:32 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for noticing (1+ / 0-)
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        "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

        by Dave925 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 06:10:30 AM PDT

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        •  Familiar with Helene Stapinki ? (1+ / 0-)
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          "Five Finger Discount."

          Financial criminals + Angry White Males + Personality Disorder dreamers + KKKwannabes + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base (-4.38,-3.74)

          by vets74 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 07:47:34 AM PDT

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          •  Not at all until you mentioned it (1+ / 0-)
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            I looked it up and it seems like a good read. Jersey City, I know it by reputation all the way over here on the Southern California coast.

            We have loads of corruption here too, always have and it's almost always done very surreptitiously and has been since the 1880's. This type of corruption all centers around greasing the skids for the relentless development that took a small slice of paradise and in half a century turned it into concreted suburban sprawl.

            And prior to the mid-1950's, Los Angeles was possibly the most corrupt city in America. It's entire Police force was on the take to mafia front men repping the Genovese Family mostly. Meanwhile its politicians were reaping their payoffs from the big developer interests who took a city of 100,000 in 1910 and by 1970 had turned it into an 800 square mile 3 million behemoth.

            Even with the housing crash, there are new tracts being built right now on formerly pristine coastal chaparral as far from the coast as the Cleveland National Forest while the developer interests relentlessly push a toll road right through one of the last Southern California rivers with a native steelhead population. This abomination would have been a done, rubber stamped deal if left to the County supervisors. Luckily it has to be approved by the voters. We keep voting it down and year after year they double down with the propaganda and put it to the vote again.

            Last week they were paying day laborers to put door hangers on every door here where I live and probably all over South Orange County. Get this, their latest pitch involves the fear card because you see right now there's only one way out of town if the San Onofre Nukes go all Fukushima on us. So, the proposed toll road is now a life line and doesn't open up untouched land to further development, oh no that's not what it's there for at all!

            They always pitch freeways as "congestion relievers" but their true purpose is to open up yet more land to development and before you know it you have two congested freeways instead of one. I've watched this happen over and over since I was a kid in the 60's.

            Just a quick run down on corruption, Southern California style. There are some really great individual tales but I could write all day on those. Without the time though, all I can give is an overview.

            "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

            by Dave925 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:13:40 AM PDT

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    •  You expect the editorial board that endorsed (0+ / 0-)

      norm coleman over Al Franken because he was so bipartisan, even though he voted with the republican majority over %90 of the time one year, to actually explain to their readers what republicans are actually doing?  The strib used to do real reporting and they used to have a real liberal editorial board.  Those days are long gone.

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