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The "How DARE they destroy property because they're angry" crowd is awfully quiet about Nashville

Some black kids break a store window: "Lock 'em UP!!!"

White guy blows up several city blocks with a truck bomb ... crickets.

Wonder why the difference>

But now that I think about it, these people also had nothing to say when the Proud Boys rioted in Washington, DC a few weeks ago.

I think I'm starting to understand the difference.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:28 AM (26 replies)

Another reason to love Mark Kelly and Gabby Gifford'ms

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1342809696072331264
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 28, 2020, 12:21 AM (3 replies)

The NAACP has sued Trump, his campaign and RNC for violating the Voting Rights and Ku Klux Klan Act

NAACP Sues Trump, GOP Over Alleged Disenfranchisement of Black Voters

Black voters likened President Donald Trump and his campaign to white supremacy groups in a new lawsuit.

Joining a lawsuit originally brought by Detroit-based Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, the NAACP accused both Trump and the Republican Party of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act in their efforts to overturn the results of the election.

While the original complaint only went so far as to call out violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the amended lawsuit filed on Monday night included the Jim Crow era-law and added the Republican National Committee (RNC) as a defendant in the case.

"Defendants' efforts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters—targeting cities with large Black populations, including Detroit, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, Georgia—repeat the worst abuses in our nation's history, where Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic," the new lawsuit reads.

"These systematic efforts—violations of the [Voting Rights Act] and the Ku Klux Klan Act—have largely been directed at major metropolitan areas with large Black voter populations. These include Detroit, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and others. Defendants have not directed these efforts at predominantly white areas," the complaint states.

https://www.newsweek.com/naacp-sues-trump-gop-over-alleged-disenfranchisement-black-voters-1556713
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 22, 2020, 09:13 PM (1 replies)

RW nuts claim SCt clerk reports hearing justices screaming in closed room during deliberations

The Supreme Court hasn't met in person for more than nine months and deliberate virtually.

So, what room was this "clerk" hanging outside of?

https://twitter.com/HowardMortman/status/1338607068165656578
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:10 PM (9 replies)

BREAKING: Biden to name an environmental superstar to head EPA

What an awesome choice!

Biden picks top North Carolina environmental official to run EPA

President-elect Joe Biden will choose to nominate Michael S. Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, according to two individuals who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it has not yet been formally announced.

Regan, 44, would be the first Black man to run the EPA.

He would play a central role in realizing Biden’s promises to combat climate change, embrace green energy and address environmental racism. As administrator of the EPA, he would be responsible for crafting fuel-efficiency standards for the nation’s cars and trucks, overseeing emissions from power plants and oil and gas facilities, and cleaning up the country’s most polluted sites ...

Regan has served as North Carolina’s top environmental official since early 2017, when Gov. Roy Cooper (D) named him to his role. During that time, he forged a tough multibillion-dollar settlement over a coal ash cleanup with Duke Energy, established an environmental justice advisory board, and reached across the political divide to work with the state’s Republican legislature.

“Right away he prioritized climate change, environmental justice and coal ash cleanup,” said Cassie Gavin, the Sierra Club’s director of government affairs for North Carolina.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/12/17/biden-epa-regan/
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:07 PM (39 replies)

Claire McCaskill: "The way to become a leader is by getting the most votes in your caucus."

"It's not complicated. If there's someone who is ready to step up and be leader, they need to start counting votes and go for it.

"Those people are leaders in their party now because the majority of the people who have elected them to be in Congress want them to be the leaders."

Boom! And there you have it.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 16, 2020, 02:53 PM (8 replies)

When people say "If we hadn't voted in overwhelming numbers, democracy would have died," remember

People voting in overwhelming numbers IS democracy ...

That's how it's supposed to work. And it did.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 15, 2020, 09:58 AM (21 replies)

Biden beat Trump in ANOTHER way today, too ...

https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/1338639532485447681

Ari Berman Tweet:

There were 2 faithless Trump electors in 2016, so Trump formally got 304 electoral votes. There were no faithless electors in 2020 so Biden got 306 electoral votes. Another way he beat Trump
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 14, 2020, 08:25 PM (3 replies)

I wonder if John Roberts is rethinking his delusion that the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed

... given what he's seen over the past few weeks.

Nearly 50 years later, things have changed dramatically. Largely because of the Voting Rights Act, “[v]oter turnout and registration rates” in covered jurisdictions “now approach parity. Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare. And minority candidates hold office at unprecedented levels.” The tests and devices that blocked ballot access have
been forbidden nationwide for over 40 years. Yet the Act has not eased §5’s restrictions or narrowed the scope of §4’s coverage formula along the way. Instead those extraordinary and unprecedented features have been reauthorized as if nothing has changed, and they have grown even stronger.

Chief Justice John Roberts, Shelby v. Holder, 2013

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi7zKvexM7tAhUBP6wKHag1AnkQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw1-7OfT6EiAHCb7Mebj2j-D
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 14, 2020, 06:48 PM (10 replies)

Live Feed: Pennsylvania electors voting now. The system is working



The electors are voting by putting ballots in a ballot box made by Benjamin Franklin.

It's dry and very procedural. And I live it. These government proceedings always remind me that our government is not tweets, tv soundbytes, and screaming matches. It is this kind of orderly and respectful process.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being elected to office the right way and we should be proud and feel a sense of hope. The system is working.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 14, 2020, 01:36 PM (9 replies)
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