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Cyrano

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Here's why Trump will win Florida

The Florida Constitution allows ex felons to vote. There are about a million of them, and you can be certain that all who are registered would vote for Biden. The Florida Republican legislature and the lower federal courts (controlled by Republican justices) said "Fuck That." The SCOTUS refused to hear the case, --another "Fuck That," -- which means the lower court "Fuck That" ruling stands.

On the day before John Lewis died, the Supreme Court made clear that the life’s work of the Democratic congressman from Georgia remained unfinished.

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That cruel fact was brought home Thursday, when the (SCOTUS) justices rebuffed an effort to restore voting rights to nearly a million felons in Florida who have served their sentences and, under an amendment to the state constitution adopted in 2018, should have had their franchise restored. But the Florida legislature, backed up by the state Supreme Court, interpreted the amendment — which conditioned the restoration of voting rights “upon completion of all terms of sentence, including parole or probation” — to include payments of fines, fees and restitution.

A federal-district court barred Florida from enforcing the law while it was being challenged, allowing felons who had served their sentences to register to vote in November. The judge said the state’s “pay-to-vote system” requiring people to pay fines they could not afford amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax. But the full 11th Circuit — where seven of the 12 active judges are Republican nominees, including six Trump-appointed judges, stepped in to lift that order, no explanation given. On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to get involved.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-the-eve-of-john-lewiss-death-a-cruel-supreme-court-blow-to-his-legacy/2020/07/19/549a68d8-c9c4-11ea-b0e3-d55bda07d66a_story.html



This is an absolutely must read

British writer from London Daily News shreds Trump into minuscule pieces. (Short read)

https://londondaily.com/british-writer-pens-the-best-description-of-trump-i-ve-read

Do you trust a vaccine that's been "fast tracked?"

There's a vaccine out there that's been "fast tracked" by skipping a few of the steps that are usually involved in testing the effectiveness and safety of a new vaccine.

It's the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that has always safeguarded us regarding new drugs/vaccines, etc. However, the FDA is part of the administrative branch of government, -- which means that the White House (Trump) can order them to okay something that may or may not be safe.

Look at how Trump has castrated the Center for Disease Control (CDC) which has, for many, many decades, been the most trusted public health organization in the world before this crazed, madman president came along.

Who knows how many people were used in testing this vaccine? Have they been exposed to Covid-19 to see if the vaccine if effective? Who knows?

I believe that all vaccines currently in use have gone through exhaustive (and years of) testing, before they were approved. Not this time. Right now, we have a crazy man who wants to get reelected and would have you believe that this "new" vaccine, or even Clorox, will help his campaign.

Would you be willing to take this vaccine immediately? I sure as hell wouldn't, before about six months or maybe longer. At this moment, given that Trump has "fast tracked" this vaccine, I hope it doesn't kill more people than it helps.

How do we get rid of an obvious madman who is the president?

It's been said again and again that the constitution is not a suicide pact. At this moment, it seems that it is.

We have a crazed, sadistic creature holding the most powerful job in the world. The vast majority of Americans know it and there's not a damn thing we can do about it.

When he loses on Nov. 3rd, it will drive him even madder. And yet, he'll still hold power for another two and a half months. Who knows what he'll do?

When/IF human beings survive this very dangerous period is an open question. But, if we do survive it, change is needed. The founding fathers couldn't imagine a human-like, totally ignorant, cruel creature ever holding the office of president. But it happened. It can never be allowed to happen again.

Trump and the entire current Republican Party must not only be beaten, they must be crushed. They are all enemies of freedom, science, and the reality that all the rest of us live in.
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