Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Barriers to Access (Via Randi Rhodes)

North Carolina has passed a harsh new law on voting... or more correctly, on not voting. This law is being described as the most draconian yet passed. For those of you who were home-schooled, that means “worse than Texas.” It imposes strict voted picture ID, curtails early voting, and repeals same day registration. It’s got everything except a poll tax and literacy test.

North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory described the measure as a “common sense law.” That is true—common sense tells you that if you want Republicans to win, you’ve got to stop black people and young people from voting. Governor McCrory said we need ID to board a plane, why not to vote? He wants voting to be like boarding a plane! If he had his way, there would be a separate line and early boarding for first class voters.

If you’ve ever wondered how Ted Cruz turned out so slimy and reptilian, check out his father. It’s a real testament to the power of heredity. Ted’s father became a US citizen... 48 years after leaving Cuba. His path to citizenship was blocked by the fact that he evidently didn’t give a crap until his son wanted to run for high office. When asked why he took so long, Rafael Cruz said “I don’t know. I guess laziness or—I don’t know.” Just beautiful! Isn’t that inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty?

Rick Santorum says the term “middle class” is “Marxism talk” since America doesn’t have any classes. No classes? Are you talking about society, or the public school systems in red states. If the term “middle class” is “Marxism talk,” then every politician in America for the past century has been a communist… including Rick Santorum.

Finally, the Missouri State Fair this year featured a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask being chased around the ring by a bull. I’m pretty sure that local fire ordinances are the only reason they didn’t burn a cross as well. The announcer asked if anyone wanted to see Obama get run down by a bull, and the crowd went crazy. Check that—they were obviously already crazy.

At one point, another clown ran up to the Obama clown and started bobbling his lips, to the delight of the crowd. In one sense, that second clown was a genius. He looked at the most tasteless situation imaginable... and found a way to make it even more disgusting. The second clown was like the guy during the torture and murder of Emmitt Till who came up with the idea to gouge his eye out—always finding a way to take it to the next level.

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