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The Republican Party has always use sexual language when discussing passing legislation.

I tried researching for these exact quotes but having a hard time locating them. But I DO REMEMBER!!!

These are the 2 that come to mind.

I believe it was back in the 80's when the repuglicons would use this quote to intimidate the democrats to vote for their legislation.

"The Democrats are soft on drugs/crimes, but we will be hard on drugs/crime."

1990-2000s it switched to ramming down our throats time

"The Democrats are trying to ram this down our throats!"

If anyone can think of any more than these please contribute if you'd like!!!


The America people should DECIDE, right Mitch.

Let's wait since this is SO close to the elections.

Let the America People DECIDE, Mitch.

Ted Cruz logo looks like a tiki torch 🔥

(to me)

Special prosecutor investigating possible election fraud in Rep. Scott Taylor's race

A special prosecutor was appointed Tuesday to investigate claims that aides to Rep. Scott W. Taylor (R-Va.) illegally forged signatures to help an independent candidate get on the ballot, hoping to give their boss an edge over his Democratic challenger in the midterm elections.

Aides to Taylor, a freshman lawmaker from Virginia Beach, collected signatures for independent candidate Shaun Brown, who analysts say could siphon votes away from Taylor’s Democratic challenger, Elaine Luria.

Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, is seen as somewhat vulnerable to Luria, a first-time candidate and former Navy commander, in a district that voted for President Trump by about four points and backed Ralph Northam (D) for governor over his GOP rival in 2017.

At least a half-dozen people — several with ties to state or local politics — have come forward in recent days to say their signatures or signatures belonging to their relatives appear on election petitions that they did not sign.

They include Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) and his wife, as well as Elizabeth “Bet” Cake, the widow of R. Stuart Cake, a longtime civil servant for the Navy, who died in April, before the date on which he is supposed to have signed the petition.

Forging information on election materials is a violation of state law.

A judge granted a request from Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle (R) to appoint the commonwealth’s attorney for Roanoke, Donald R. Caldwell, to the case. Stolle’s office referred questions to Caldwell, who did not respond to a request for comment.

The names of Colin Stolle’s brothers, Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle and Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), also appear on Brown’s petitions.

More https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/special-prosecutor-investigating-possible-election-fraud-in-rep-scott-taylors-race/2018/08/07/e95e6fac-99c2-11e8-843b-36e177f3081c_story.html?utm_term=.44084c59f06d
Posted by MagickMuffin | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 08:20 PM (2 replies)

Supreme Court rules one Texas district was racially gerrymandered

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that one congressional district in Texas was drawn in a way that influenced the number of Hispanic and African-American voters in that district, but that three other districts in the challenged map did not violate the law.

In the case, Abbott v. Perez, the court had to decide whether to overturn a Texas state court’s decision concerning congressional and state political districts redrawn after the 2010 census.

The decision upholds Texas' latest congressional map against challenges that said lawmakers drew the boundaries to intentionally suppress votes from minority communities.

Justice Samuel Alito said in the Court's decision that there was not enough evidence to say that the Texas legislature intentionally discriminated when they adopted new maps in 2013, but that the state legitimately wanted to end ongoing litigation about its district maps. He said ongoing redistricting cases are expensive and can cloud the electoral process, so it is understandable that the state wanted to resolve the ongoing questions.

Heading to the NRA convention in Dallas to see Trump, Pence? Leave these items at home

Heads up National Rifle Association members.

Anyone attending Friday's NRA-Institute for Legislative Action Forum — where President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to speak Friday — has a strict list of things to not bring into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

"Firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during (the officials') attendance," according to a statement from the U.S. Secret Service, which is now in charge of security during this forum.

Here's a look at items those attending the sold out NRA forum in the convention center arena may not bring:

▪ Backpacks and bags larger than 18 by 13 by 7 inches.

▪ Drones and "other unmanned aircraft systems."

▪ Glass, thermal or metal containers.

▪ Knives, firearms and weapons of any kind including gun parts, ammunition, holsters and magazines.

▪ Aerosols, mace or pepper spray.

▪ Selfie sticks, signs or laser pointers.

▪ Toy guns.

▪ "Any other item determine(d) to be potential safety hazards."

There will be no storage provided for anyone who brings firearms, but Knife Rights will provide free storage near the ticket scanners for knives and other items named as off limits. The forum is expected to run from noon to 3 p.m. Friday. The NRA annual meeting runs from Thursday through Saturday.

Guns are allowed during the rest of the NRA gathering in Dallas.


Such delicate flowers, WHY don't they want GUNS in their forums? Don't they always insist GUNS are not a danger? I guess they don't believe the lies they are selling!

Posted by MagickMuffin | Thu May 3, 2018, 11:03 AM (1 replies)

Guns Kills More People Than ALL "illegal" Drugs Combined

Of course I don't have any stats for this statement. As we have learned over the course of this mass shooting the gun lobby has been very successful in stopping any research into this area. So, this is just an observation.

The politicians have made claims throughout the decades to decry the horrors of drugs and how it is saving the lives of children (won't anyone think about the children) and they did everything in their power to create a War on Drugs.

However, when it comes to children and gun violence they are on the ready to defend the NRA and the rest of the gun lobby.

And I suppose it should be pointed out that this flies in the face of hypocrisy with their pro-life agenda (won't anyone think about the children) being shot by careless gun owners?

Perhaps because drugs are illegal there wasn't anyone to lobby congress without the fear of being busted. If there had been lobbyist for the illegal drug trade they wouldn't have created the WOD.

How Does Everyone KNOW How People Are Voting In The Early Elections???

My hubby is working the early elections and there is no way to tell who anyone is voting for unless they scream out they are voting for Trump, which has happened.

How does DU know how people are voting???

Just curious.

Tarrant County Democratic Party: Poll Training Oct 29 @ 12:00 for General Election

Anyone interested in attending.

So we will be hosting a Democratic worker orientation on Saturday, October 29,2016 at 12 noon at the party headquarters at 2812 Race Street, Fort Worth, TX. We will cover questions that many of you have asked about how to handle situations at the polls and provide you with telephone numbers should you feel that you need help.

Once the training is finished we invite you to stay for our Fall Burger Bash as we all deserve a little relaxation before the big day on November 8th.

Deborah Peoples
Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman

I am the precinct chair and will be serving as the Alternate Judge on Nov. 8th.

I hope some of you will attend the training.

Who is Dylan J. Schacht accused of making bomb threat in RNC-NC?

Can anyone find out if he is registered to vote and which party he belongs to?

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina.

The Hendersonville Police Department said in a news release that the Henderson County party headquarters received a bomb threat Thursday morning on the organization's voicemail, prompting an evacuation. The State Bureau of Investigation swept the building with a bomb dog and found no explosives.

Authorities say they were able to trace the call back to 24-year-old Dylan J. Schacht, of Hendersonville, who was arrested and charged with one count of terrorism and one count of filing a false report concerning a destructive device.

The threat came just days after someone firebombed the Orange County Republican headquarters.

It is unclear whether Schacht has an attorney.

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