My how times have changed:
“What people used to call liberty, we now call privacy.” – Jacob Appelbaum
Interesting observation about the need for lax voter ID laws:
Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination.
When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court that it did. Stewart:
“It’s also the case that — well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public affairs. That also tells me from the literature of political science that there are likely to be people who will end up not registering and not voting. People who correspond to those factors tend to be African Americans, and, therefore, that’s another vehicle through which African Americans would be disproportionately affected by this law.”
Blacks tend to be less sophisticated, less educated, and lower information voters, according to a taxpayer-funded Justice Department expert. Experts for the Voting Section of the United States routinely make tens of thousands of dollars for this sort of expert testimony, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It’s really pretty simple. Hamas wants to kill the Jews and create a Caliphate in the land of Israel… In the meantime the Euros and the Obama/Kerry idiots reward Hamas with billions of dollars to ‘rebuild’.
Some interesting viewpoints about the realty of relationships with the Moslem nations:
We have no Churchill, and we have no FDR; we have not yet reached the point where we are willing to acknowledge that we are already at war, fighting for the future of civilization as we know it. Will the tide turn? Will we awaken before it is too late? It is too early to know…
We cannot defeat an enemy we do not admit exists. And most of us – though thankfully not all – still want to pretend that this is a war against ISIS or jihadists, not a global attack on our world that we must eradicate.
via A Dose of Nuance.
These three statements tell you a lot about our government and our culture:
1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Moslems by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.
And another statement for consideration…
2. We constantly hear how Social Security is going to run out of money. Why do we never hear that Welfare is running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
3. The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever — to 47 million people, as of the most recent figures available in 2013.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” The stated reason for this policy is because “The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”
Hat tip to Slick
Obama never lets facts get in the way..
While it may reject Israel’s existence, Hamas certainly agrees with Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu – and disagrees with the US State Department – that its “ultimate goal” is to establish an “Islamic state” (caliphate) over what it sees as the “occupied lands of Palestine.”
In short, while the US disputes PM Netanyahu’s statement that “Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas” – Hamas itself does not.
An interesting perspective:
President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that “ISIL is not Islamic.”
But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself “Islamic State” “not Islamic”?
Has he studied Islam and Islamic history and concluded that ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Taiba (the group that slaughtered 166 people in Mumbai, most especially guests at the Taj Hotel,and which tortured to death a rabbi and his wife), the various Palestinian terrorist groups (all of which have been Muslim, even though there are many Christian Palestinians), and the Muslim terror groups in Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere are also all “not Islamic”?
Has he concluded that the Muslim Brotherhood, which won Egypt’s most open election ever, is “not Islamic?”
And what about Saudi Arabia? Is that country “not Islamic,” too?
Oh, and what about Iran? Also “not Islamic”?