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Switched over to Fox after I heard news about them gutting the voting rights act. They were gleeful

It is a sad day for minorities in this country. I hope the backlash in 2014 will be so fierce they don't know what hit them.

I am also very angry and want to do something about it but living in California where we are a solid blue state I feel helpless I can't help my fellow Americans preserve the right to vote without the extreme right trying to taking it away.

I suspect the next attack will be on women's voting rights since they are now being nvolved in our uteruses in several states. It wouldn't surprise me if they tried to do this. That said the 5 who voted will be scorned forever in history and they will have lost the respect of whole lot of folks. They are mud in my mind now. Citizens United was horrible this is a slap in the face to minorities in this country. A really sad day.

Will there be massive riots and protests if the Supreme Ct rules against the voting rights act?

And affirmative action?

After watching Chris Hayes covering the origin of how this got to the court and the shadowy funding as a minority myself who is older I will take to the streets if they rule against people of color.

Right now in this country we are a tinder box. Women losing their reproductive rights,people being pissed about NSA surveillance, lousy paying jobs, congress voting to cut Snap. I see major cities going ballistic liken Brazil.

We are tired of our congress not addressing our needs, no job legislation but willing to spend 30 billion on a fence instead of rebuilding our infrastructure. I can the the wildfire of people so angry they explode.

My sister who is not political junkie told me yesterday that 2014 will be a blood bath

For republicans. Last year I was freaking out about whether President Obama would get re-elected my sister told me that Romney was a mean person and would not get elected. Also she told me Meg Whitman would not get elected Governor of California.

My older sister listens to NPR only and watches MSNBC occasionally but reads a lot of mainstream magazines. I am the political junkie and am constantly fretting about the republicans. The one thing she said is people don't like mean politicians and this whole tea party thing will blow up in the GOP faces as services get cut and people look around their communities with people suffering. She said if you watch the regular news the only people talking bad stuff is republicans, President Obama is more optimistic.

I hope she is right.

How is it that the Heritage Foundation under it's 501(c)3 is a tax exempt business?

This is a load of bunk. In California if you make a donation 100% of it is considered a tax free donation. I repeat 100% of your gift may be deducted under Federal and State Income taxes.

This is an abuse of our tax code. There is nothing charitable that the Heritage Foundation does that to help regular people. They say they are "a research and educational institute - a think tank- whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense".

All I see if they are promoting the dismantling our safety nets, destroying local governments via the tax bases , letting corporations abuse their employees by deregulating thelaws that might cost their corporate toads money. Advocating for taking away women's reproductive rights and endless wars. This is outrageous and the fact they pay Jim Demented 5 Million dollars is appalling.

Got another one of those mailers and read their dribble I needed to take a trip to the bathroom after reading it. And don't get me started on this individual freedom bs. Anytime I hear someone say it I want to scream!!!!

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul: when your ideology results in you losing

Your humanity you are a lost soul.

I read about these people all the time now. I could make a pretty large list of them. No love coming from them. Sad.

I just read a Tornado was headed to Wichita

Isn't where the Keystone pipeline is going to be in a tornado alley area or in the New Madrid fault area? If so anyone supporting this pipeline is brain dead and you know it is a major disaster waiting to happen.

Excuse my ignorance on the geography I have lived on the west coast all my life. Only flying over these parts of the country to Chicago and DC.

I guess we're going to see these faux scandals more now

As the GOP gophers left over by bush are going to start coming out and exposing the scandals they created. The IRS commissioner who was running the IRS was a bush appointee. Right winger Gregory Hicks is a republican friend of John Bolton.


Yep it's going to get even uglier between now and November 2014. These faux scandals are for republicans to take back the senate and completely destroy Obama and Hillary. We all need to be whack a mole clubs and beat them back.

This Benghazi story smells and I am highly suspious of it. Almost like it was set up.

I remember the day after the attack and Romney was out so quick to attack the President before even the CIA or the State Department could investigate what happened. The talking points about the President not saying it was an an act of terror (when he said it) and today the newest talking points going around reich wing world debating the semantics of using terror or terrorism (as if there is a big difference).

Today I heard on Randi Rhodes a woman saying McCain was in Libya last year and was at Benghazi. If the security was so bad why didn't he speak up when he came back and raise his concerns about the security there? So I decided to do a little research and came up with is "gem"

"John McCain is dying to help Mitt Romney. But is his advice wanted? Howard Kurtz reports exclusively on the 2008 nominee’s failed efforts to counsel Romney, his frustration at a behind-the-scenes role in the campaign—and his damning faint praise for Romney’s foreign-policy instincts."

"For the moment, McCain is something of a caged lion, circling his circumscribed world, using vacation breaks to jet off to foreign-policy hotspots. Early this month, McCain was in Tripoli, where he watched 200,000 flag-waving people pour into the streets to cheer Libya’s first democratic election in four decades. Many approached him, some wearing T-shirts bearing pictures of slain relatives, to thank him for his push for U.S. airstrikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. “John likes a good fight,” says his Senate pal Joe Lieberman. “He likes being in the arena.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/07/29/john-mccain-is-chomping-at-the-bit.html

In 2011 he made a specific trip to Benghazi
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110422/mccain-libya-rebels-video

McCain and Lieberman meet with the Free Syria Army | The Cable
Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) are on a surprise trip to the Turkish-Syrian border to meet with leaders of the Free Syria Army and visit Syrian ...
thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/10/mccain_and.

http://www.tennessean.com/VideoNetwork/2277304930001/RAW-VIDEO-John-McCain-in-Libya
What else was McCain doing in Libya to help Romney?

I am not an investigative reporter but some smart person could really make a reporting cred for themselves if they are able to connect the dots.

All these fake scandals trying to tear down this President instead of trying to get the economy going, jobs, helping the poor and our vets makes me sick and disgusted with the republican party to the point that I think they are the real enemies of America not Al Quaida.

Any pre-code fans?

I am a big pre-code fan films made between 1929 to 1934 that showed strong women and didn't sugar things until the catholic Breen forced Hollywood to adhere to moral standards. Thes pious right wingers have always been with us.

My favorite movies : babyface, skyscraper souls, free soul, and goldie

Favorite stars Norma shearer, Warren William, Aline McMahon, Ann Harding

Today I came out against California's three strikes law

I was coming home on the bus and ran into one of my old students. She lives around the corner from me. Her grandmother had a stroke recently and I asked about her. Then I mentioned I haven't seen her dad for awhile. She told me he committed suicide on Easter Sunday. Her father had been in jail for drugs during the 80's. He was about my age and even though we didn't go to the same high schools we had mutual acqaintances. When I met his daughter he had just come out of jail and was cleaning up his life. He had re-finished the library benches in the classroom and he was painting houses. I was going to have him paint my house as he did a beautiful job on one of my neighbors. I didn't ask why he was in jail again but he found out that he was going to be in jail for the rest of his life because of the 3 strikes law. The guy was not a violent man just had a drug problem which he admitted but was working on straightening out his life and being a good father and son. I got choked up and speechless. I asked his daughter if she was seeing a therapist. She said yes but I think she is holding back as she was so calm. She's 17. She showed me her prom pictures. Her friend she was with seemed to be her support rock which was a good thing.

But how sad that someone would feel so lost and desperate to take their life in jail. Poor Ed. I am not religious but I will say a prayer for his soul. I'm sorry I ever supported this law and will work to overturn the law for the poor Eddie's of the world.
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