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The thing I'm worried about

This tea party group "true the vote." They are going through voter rolls and trying to find anyone with a mis-spelled name or mismatched address. They have targeted students and poor and minorities. There are stories in the press about people being declared "dead" or challenged because their address is "commercial." Basically, they are going through databases and trying to find anything.

Now go forward to election day and this is what I'm worried about. They are looking for "volunteers" to go to mostly poor, mostly minority, mostly democratic districts to challenge voters. So the people who volunteer for that are going to be the nuttiest of the nutty. Now think about how desperate and crazy the far righters are getting. Think about how afraid they are of black people in the first place. Now think about the experiences that African-American people have had with voter suppression. Put those two together on election day. The whole purpose of these right wingers is to make the lines slow and make people give up. But I'm afraid it could get really, really ugly.

the Juan percent

whoever said that - rotfl

religion and tax exemptoins

The other day a "pastor" who is a facebook friend of someone I know posted "I can't believe that the DNC is quoting scriptures!"

It bothered me when my friend told me, because the implication was that the bible wasn't for democrats, that this preacher was saying that Democrats couldn't be Christians. It is an implied political message - if you are a Christian, you can't vote for Democrats. I wondered how that fit with church's and tax exemption- can a preacher post political messages on their facebook? I mean, isn't that a way of communicating with parishners? And where is the line with a political comment? A lot of the churches here are covered with political signs during election season, and I wonder if that is permissible?

Then today I saw this article that I thought was interesting - it is an attempt to estimate the amount that churches are subsidized through tax breaks. I think some of he assumptions were off base (for example, because the amount that church's hold in trusts isn't reported, it was estimated by taking the amount the Presbyterian church holds, but I doubt that the little church's are comparable). Anyway, I wanted to share it here because I thought it was interesting:

"Research Report: How Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else) Subsidize Religion in the United States"



I don't know who made this or put it on a russian video server. But it appears to be a mashup of pink floyd's pigs (3 different ones) with the first night of GOP convention.


Pigs (3 diff.ones) & Face of Mod. gop

I'm not video expert by any means. Not even an amateur. But I was inspired this morning by the photos in the thread "Face of the Modern Republican Party" to mix and mash some videos on youtube. So if you've got 10 minutes to spare for a classic pink floyd song, then I give you pigs, 3 different ones.

I left in the three little pigs cartoon because it was awesome to me

facebook album Re: "let's all eat at Chik-fil-a"

I saw this on facebook.

The words from the "Let's all eat at chick-fil-a this week" spam e-mail juxtaposed with civil-rights era segregation protester photos - the idea here is to show that hate is hate, even if it hides behind "freedom of speech," religion, jingoism, etc.

Wanted to share-


There is right and there is wrong

It boggles my mind that people don't see what side of history they are on, but I honestly don't think some of them do. In this picture - I think these people 50 years ago thought they were standing up for good old fashioned family values. I don't think it is as simple as people are just stupid, I think it is cognitive dissonance or something.

But people make me sad sometimes.

Frankie and June

I'm not sure they share our common Anglo-Saxon heritage....

Clay Bennett Cartoon



Click the link if you want to read flipping out comments section.


OK, I got rebuffed, I asked, I learned, I thought, I tried, I got rebuffed the other way.


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the "p-word" is not used on DU - it compares those who are considered weak to female genitalia and is therefore always a patriarchal attack on all women.


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Eurepeans are no more "pussies" than "bombs go here" is a description of the middle east but I suspect you know that.
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