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  • Reply to: War on Democracy in Wisconsin: Bill Would Enact Voter ID, End Disclosure, Limit Early Voting, Expand Lobbyist Influence   3 years 9 months ago
    How many times must it be repeated to you absurdly addled, memory challenged Republicans? "There is NO illegal voter problem". You conveniently forget the Bush administration spent over a hundred million dollars in using dozens of federal attorneys looking for evidence of election voter fraud throughout several parts of the country! Republican leaning attorneys with unlimited resources found NOTHING. It is a statistically insignificant issue. Another GOP ruse - there is not a damn thing "common sensical" about forcing voter ID when it's only a made up issue - completely designed to help the fully corrupt GOP. On the other hand you can find several statements from Republican state legislators speaking candidly on how passage of these 'voter suppression laws' will allow them to "win elections"! Including Republican Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin. If your definition of denying a citizen (which is precisely the intent of these voter ID laws)his right to vote, is in your opinion "common sense",I question your ability to truly grasp the consequences of such devilish - unpatriotic manipulation to our democratic system.
  • Reply to: War on Democracy in Wisconsin: Bill Would Enact Voter ID, End Disclosure, Limit Early Voting, Expand Lobbyist Influence   3 years 9 months ago
    Well if you've solved 'your problem', bully for you. But the rest of us still believe representative government is worth fighting for. In truth, you have only given strength to the corrupt within our society by taking the coward's way out...quitting is exactly what they want from us. You may be within your rights to opt out of what is really 'your solemn duty to vote'. But you've only become a sell out. Your fellow countrymen have paid the supreme price for guaranteeing your right to vote, I strongly suggest you re-evaluate your position, dust yourself off and make sure you take your place in line to cast your vote as long as it takes to get the vermin removed from our midst. Shame on you for abdicating your responsibility as a citizen.
  • Reply to: How the Government Targeted Occupy   3 years 9 months ago
    The IRS targets an anti-tax movement? The nerve of them!
  • Reply to: Environmental Groups Split on Illinois Fracking Bill   3 years 9 months ago
    A minor factual error. Negotiations with industry did not begin a few months ago. They began well over a year ago. Also, NRDC, Faith-in-Place and other groups were working on smaller compromise regulatory bills over two years ago. That meant legislators knew they never had to take the moratorium idea seriously. They waited for the big compromise bill they knew was coming. There was never a serious fight for a moratorium. NRDC isn't going to win any points with the environmental community in Illinois with this face-saving version of what happened. Too many people know it isn't true.
  • Reply to: How the Government Targeted Occupy   3 years 9 months ago
    "As President Ford's chief of staff, Cheney, with the aid of then-Deputy Attorney General Laurence H. Silberman, tried to thwart essential reforms of surveillance agencies. Silberman was later appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and, at the urging of his former law clerk, then-Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, helped facilitate legal opinions instrumental to the George W. Bush administration's expansion of domestic surveillance activities by redefining Americans' Fourth Amendment rights." Is this the same Silberman who negotiated with the Iranians to keep their American hostages until the day that Reagan was inaugurated? I think it is. We can always count on Rs tossing patriotism out the window to further their agenda and using jingoism to nail those they disagree with.

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