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Snagged from all over…
As was demonstrated in an interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.
The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it’s not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.
FCC v. Pacifica – also known as George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” case. Discussed the difference between “indecent” and “obscene” according to the First Amendment, and granted the FCC broad power to determine what was indecent, and when to prohibit broadcast to protect children from exposure.
I’m just curious to know what types of ballots people use when they vote – U.S. or otherwise.
For the definitions of the options I’m using below, go here: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/campaign2000ballot.html
The polling place where I vote in Rhode Island uses paper ballots – we’re given a printed piece of cardstock that has all of the options, along with the point and the tail of an arrow next to each name. To vote for a person, we draw a line to complete the arrow with a provided black marker.
The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.
from further down in the article…
The Macomb County party’s plans to challenge voters who have defaulted on their house payments is likely to disproportionately affect African-Americans who are overwhelmingly Democratic voters. More than 60 percent of all sub-prime loans — the most likely kind of loan to go into default — were made to African-Americans in Michigan, according to a report issued last year by the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Hey McCain & Co. – welcome to the business end of my +12 Boomstick of Insult Knockback.
- In the least credible and most vicious corner of the internet, liberal bloggers at the Daily Kos are accusing John McCain of plagiarizing from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The story Solzhenitsyn told was of a prisoner who drew a cross in the dirt in a Soviet Gulag. McCain’s story is of a guard who drew a cross in the dirt in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
The only similarity between the two stories is a cross in the dirt, but it is hardly an unlikely coincidence that there were practicing Christians in both Russia and Vietnam, or that in the prisons of those two Communist countries the only crosses to be found were etched in the dirt, as easily disappeared as the Christians who drew them.
But those desperate to discredit Senator McCain’s record will have to impugn his fellow prisoners as well. Orson Swindle, who was held as a prisoner of war along with McCain, tells the McCain Report that he heard this particular story from McCain “when we first moved in together.” That was in the summer of 1971, Swindle said, though “time blurred” and he couldn’t be sure. He said it was some time around then that the Vietnamese moved all “36 troublemakers” into the same quarters, where they “talked about everything under the sun.”
It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others. John McCain has often said he witnessed a thousand acts of bravery while he was imprisoned, and though not every one has been submitted into the public record, they are remembered by the men who were there (one such only recently reported by Karl Rove though it escaped mention in any of Senator McCain’s books). But as Swindle said, this is a “desperate group of people trying to make something out of nothing.”
(bold emphasis mine)
Apparently McCain’s crew has not learned that gamers are like dragons. Don’t meddle with them, for insulters are crunchy and good with ketchup.
(wanders off muttering how stupid McCain bloggers are to actually attempt to cast Magic Missle at the darkness)
What would you do if there was a PETA protest outside your office building?
a) ignore them entirely
b) go downstairs to see what they want
c) go downstairs to laugh at how stupid they are
d) go buy a burger and sit on the benches nearby and observe while you eat
e) join them
f) other – see comments
Just curious, because I have no prior experience with this.
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Now… hopefully those god-forsaken laws across the country that were voted in recently will start falling for the bigoted throwback they are. Welcome on board, California!