“As long as the Electoral College continues to exist, one person/one vote is an American myth. The Electoral College decides who is president...not the popular vote. There are currently 24 (?) electors who are not required by law to cast their electoral vote in accordance with their state's popular vote. Buy off a few electors and Republicans can make certain that (R)money gets "his turn" and that the White House is, once again, white.
Both the Electoral College AND Citizens United must be abolished so that We, the People have a real voice in determining our future.”
IndependentRule on Jul 9, 2012 at 15:05:29
“BS We don;t want California NY and Chicago deciding for the rest of the country whats in their best interests,,,,LOOK at those states.”
“Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia are four perfect examples of why Supreme Court justices should NOT be appointed for life. These men are not judges upholding the U.S. Constitution, they are prostitutes selling themselves to the highest bidder.
Citizens United is nothing short of a failed covert operation affording wealthy investors worldwide the opportunity to buy U.S. elections and to sway our nation's trade and foreign policies in a manner favoring their interests.
Voters in every state should be allowed to make the decision as to whether this travesty goes or stays! If this is denied, Republicans can no longer claim that they support states' rights.”
realmichaud on Jun 25, 2012 at 13:29:35
“ABSOLUTELY!!!! agreed! they are facist little pigs aren't they?”
“Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines dodged a bullet. Here in Texas, we have more for-profit correctional facilities than any other state. According to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, more than half of all privately operated county jail beds are empty.
Prisons and jails built for profit seem to be good for two things only; generating debt for the communities that build them, and creating misery for the people who are locked up in them.
Please read the attached article to gain a good idea about what is happening. If it doesn't infuriate you, you are probably a contributor to ALEC:
“I can tell you what Sheldon Adelson IS buying with $36.5 million. He, the Koch brothers, and other wealthy Republicans are pooling their money and using it to buy electoral votes. They are not going to leave "Obama One Term" to chance!
There are electors in 24 states who are not pledged by law to cast their electoral vote for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. Make certain the electors in these states know that their electoral vote cast for Romney will earn them $1 million (or whatever their asking price) and it is guaranteed, before the general election ever takes place, that Obama will not be re-elected.
In exchange for their money, Adelson and the Koch brothers receive legislative carte blanche. Does anyone doubt that establishment of an American corporate oligarchy is the endgame of Citizens United?”
Joseph Scott on Jun 14, 2012 at 16:37:19
“Or, possibly it's the expression of an already near-complete end game....a plutocracy.
ALEC told us what the score would be from now on....they are the ones that spread Stand Your Ground Laws around the states like a virus.
And they are taking the advice of the law, and Zimmerman's example, albeit metaphorically.
Well, the gloves are off, first of all. We already know that.
But what they're saying now is STAND YOUR GROUND, GET IN A CIRCLE, KIDS, AND COMMENCE FIRING.
America is becoming a circular firing squad.
Talking people out of their own interests is the genius of the American aristocracy.”
“My list of 10 books that all Americans must read would be:
1984 by George Orwell
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Federalist Papers (Collection) by Hamilton-Madison-Jay
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler”
tozefs on Jun 8, 2012 at 22:59:41
“Yes, good list! I've read 8/10 on yours; well 8.25 as I have read bits and pieces of Mein Kampf. It can't Happen Here - Shad Ladue got what he deserved.”
alto2 on Jun 8, 2012 at 22:30:56
“Fanned just for remembering Dalton Trumbo, and the finest anti-war novel ever written.”
centexlib on Jun 8, 2012 at 19:26:24
“Almost exactly the same list I would suggest, except, I would add Black Like Me that helped change my view of integration as a Texas teenager in the '60.”
“Dewhurst is in trouble because he dares to claim that he is a moderate who can work with Dems to move the country forward. Cruz states in all of his ads that he is, and will continue to be, "uncompromising". Baggers eat it up with a spoon.”
CBasilJr on Jun 8, 2012 at 14:08:26
“Cruz is also a DINO and his vehement opposition to anyting lwhich involves homosexuals may have doomed his chances for re-election.
Texas voters have first hand experience which comes from living in a state where the Republicans rule the roost.
The Hispanics have very few objections to allowing gays to marry, and I think that Cruz's homophobia will end his political career.”
“Rick is too dumb, even for FOX Snooze. He was born to be a televangelist who fleeces little old ladies out of their 'sociable security" money in return for salvation.”
HippieChick on Jun 8, 2012 at 14:22:00
“Rick is too dumb, even for FOX Snooze
Have you noticed how infrequently he is mentioned in Texas media? The only time we really see or hear about him is during campaign season. This is the only explanation that makes any sense to explain his duration in office. The man is a tool. fanned and faved you”
“The winner of the election will be the candidate with the most electoral votes. If conservatives such as the Koch brothers can buy enough electoral votes, we will have a repeat of the 2000 election where the Republican president is not elected by the American people.”
“Romney will never release tax returns going back 10 years because they would show that he was claiming residency in California or New Hampshire while he voted in Massachusetts. That is voter fraud and a felony offense. If prosecuted and convicted, he could not be president.”
“How sad that, in your ignorance, you fail to realize that Greece, Spain, Ireland and other troubled countries in the EuroZone have all implemented the same austerity policies being touted by U.S. conservatives. These policies have resulted in economic disaster. Members of the EuroZone are now moving toward more government spending and hiring to reverse their death spiral.”
Dangerous Dan on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:40:51
“Changing the policies without changing the attitude of the citizens WILL hurt those least able to cope. Learning to be self reliant HURTS!”
“Lesson 1: Every time a Bush takes the White House, there will be higher gas prices, a war and/or a financial disaster.
Lesson 2: Every time a Bush takes the White House, the other Bushes will engage in nefarious business dealings that make them, and their partners, exceedingly rich. When caught with their hands in the cookie jar, influence will be exerted to protect family members from the law. Bushes get a free pass; taxpayers are left holding the bag and it always costs us at least $1 billion.”
“Mitt Romney can't win the White House, so his .1% buddies are going to BUY IT FOR HIM!”
OrganJazz626 on May 30, 2012 at 11:32:37
“Whatever it takes.”
whyworry on May 30, 2012 at 11:31:55
“It can only be bought if we stay home, it can only be bought if we listen to the rhetoric of campaign ads and in my opinion...a bird in the hand is better than a thousand in the "BUSH"... (Pun intended) and Romney is Bush.
“I was taught that the qualifications for being "pro-life" are being anti-abortion, anti-death penalty, anti-guns and anti-war. I laugh when I hear Republicans such as Rick Perry and Sarah Palin claiming to be pro-life as they consistently miss three out of four.”
Princemartin on May 19, 2012 at 13:47:12
“They must have the words and the meaning mixed-up... Pro-life is just a pretty looking and pretty sounding word for them to them to use. I'm impressed.”
bahramthered on May 19, 2012 at 13:26:01
“ow pro-life just means pro fetus. Once your out your on your own.”
7dr361 on May 19, 2012 at 13:16:04
“funny they don't give a damn for the innocent................”
“Age discrimination is rampant in Texas. While employers will tell you that they value older workers, they are waiting for the ones they currently have to retire and aren't interested in hiring any additional. If you remove age references from your resume, employers will use a Facebook or LinkedIn photo to determine how old you are.
If you are age 55 or older, good luck finding anything other than part time or temp employment with no benefits. Texas employers don't want to cover the increased cost of health care insurance.”
“G.W. Bush would be following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Prescott Bush, who appears to have financed the Nazi Third Reich and whose company's assets were seized in 1942 by FDR under the Trading with the Enemy Act.