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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse of power, courts, GOP Hate, racism, voting rights )

TomCat
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TomCat S (125)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 1:43 pm
Few things in life give the Republican Party more grief than having anyone who is Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, disabled, elderly, poor, LGBT,liberal, a student or female and shod to exercise their Constitutional right to vote for candidates of their own choice. If any of that describes you, Republicans want to take your right to vote away. Fortunately, a US District Judge has ruled that Texas’ Voter ID law is illegal.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 1:59 pm
Hmmm. I am barefoot as I type, but that's not because I don't have shoes, it's because my feet are so flat that barefoot is more comfortable as long as I am not on gravel or hot coals or anything equally painful. In fact, hubby claims I have "more shoes than the law allows," but there isn't actually a legal limit that I knoe of - YET.

I surely am glad that it was Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos who reuled on this and not Judge Linda R. Reade from this week's Erinyes. But, of course, new appointments from the present regime are going to resemble Lind (a W Bush appointee) more than Nelva (an Obama appointee). It's not JUST the Supreme Court. It's ALL the Federal courts we need to worry about.

BTW, the "tropical storm" still being on, the Washington Post's paywall should still be down, so anyone can click through without worrying about cutting themselves off from a future article. For now.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

David C (75)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 3:02 pm
stand strong, stand together, resist!
 

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 3:08 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. Republicons really suck. RESIST and PERSIST!
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 3:23 pm
Good for them! Harvey? Not too good.
 

Raleigh k (357)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 4:08 pm
noted Thanks for sharing T.C.
 

Ted W (127)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 4:11 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! I live in one of the voter districts in Texas that was under question-I know first hand of its unfairness!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!
 

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 5:23 pm
Maybe Rumpy’s “laziness” will protect the judicial system, some.
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 5:48 pm
In most other countries with the exception of Banana Republics, Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos’ (repeated) ruling would be considered a normal and therefore fair ruling, but the fact that she had to rule on it at all would be seen as strange, to put it mildly.

American democracy must be in a bad shape when we are cheering her ruling as excellent and are hoping she’s allowed to continue in this way in the future, as most left-leaning Americans are well aware that judicial appointments by the Drumpf administration will be disastrous and imperil American justice for a very long time to come.
 

Pat B (356)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 6:05 pm
Lordy, Kudos to U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos!
Can we clone her??

Thanks, Tom.
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 6:09 pm
Great comments. TYFS
 

JL A (281)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 6:49 pm
The arc of justice showing itself...so far a whole lot fewer deaths than when Houston evacuated for Rita...
 

Glennis W (393)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 7:01 pm
Great comments all very interesting Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Edith B (146)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 8:07 pm
We need more judges like Ms Ramos!  These laws they enact are mere shams to prevent minorities from voting.
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 8:59 pm
Oh yes Edith we do need more like Ms Ramos. People have a Right to VOTE!!
You will be glad the other eye is done too TomCat
The only thing that Chirtopher Cantwell accomplished with Charlottesville was making himself look STUPID he iwll be in jail a long time now SO TOUGH TALKING!??
RESIST PERSIST DEFEND
Thank you TomCat
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 9:03 pm
Oh GORKA WAS FIRED WHILE HE WAS ON VACATION, I had to smile.
who will be the next?
 

jan b (5)
Monday August 28, 2017, 2:06 am
Trump might want to explain why just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas he ended a rule aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of rising sea levels and flooding.
 

Nita L (127)
Monday August 28, 2017, 4:42 am
Thank you TomCat.
 

TomCat S (125)
Monday August 28, 2017, 5:37 am
Thanks, hugs, and stars to all!
 

Winn Adams (179)
Monday August 28, 2017, 6:53 am
Thanks Judge Ramos
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Monday August 28, 2017, 8:00 am
One way to dampen and quench the thirst for power by the GOP is to have a law requiring all citizens to vote. Another is to make voting a federal holiday. Another is to have voting machines to work properly and certified by independent non-partisan group. Another is to have a paper trail and can be looked up, at any time, verified in the records. Another is to do away and eliminate the Electoral College. Another is to do away with gerrymandering, redistricting. Another way is to restore the Voting Rights Act. There may be other factors… Can't think of anymore for "another way". Anyone care to add…lol.
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Lynn Squance (235)
Monday August 28, 2017, 1:19 pm
Kudos to U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos!
It is sad that U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos has had to make the ruling more than once,  but it goes to show the contempt that the Republicans show for their citizens, especially for their “not traditionally Republican citizens” who are citizens nonetheless and entitled to vote.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!
 

Julie W (33)
Monday August 28, 2017, 4:17 pm
Jim Phillips, you just described how we vote in Australia, pretty much. We are not asked for ANY ID, just our name and address, which gets crossed off on paper. The whole system is paper - far more reliable than machines.

I just can't imagine thousands of people getting together to defraud the system! If a few could really be bothered driving around and voting twice, it would have no affect - and they would be caught anyway.
 

Marco C (31)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 7:18 am
Delusional, white supremacist, evangelical Taliban wannabe behavior. Trump is like the dog whistle that has signaled and now all the cretins feel safe to come out from under their rocks and in the same manner as the "flasher" exposes his perversities to the world, his "supporters" accost civilized society with their toxic simple mindedness.

Trump and his White House Witches have their little recipe for stirring the undercurrent of the unenlightened to form a reincarnation of the Brown Shirts to feed his ego and all manner of American extremism. He, in few months has been more successful in destabilizing American democracy and the western world than any other adversary in modern American history.

Welcome the age of alternative facts, magical thinking and alchemy. Mix that with wafer thin intellect and hair trigger violence as a coping mechanism ........ and viola.....the new dark ages are upon us. Good job Donnie, Stevie and crew.

Soon I will be going the stone age store for my own fitting of a bear skin and custom sized club, refresher course in chauvinism and a lobotomy to manage any intellect, wisdom or knowledge I may have acquired over the years.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 8:25 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 8:41 am
Thanks for sharing. Noted.
 

Marian Beth B (58)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 11:40 am
Fooling oneself into believing Nazis and redneck bigots are not dangerous brings back shades of Europe prior to WWII. Bury your head in the sand, why don"t you?
 

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 1:02 pm
Thanks to all but Homer. Amen Marian Beth!
 

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 6:29 pm
Texas is fortunate to have Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, and so is the rest of the country.
Thanks for the post, TomCat.
 

William C (0)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 6:55 am
Thank you.
 

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 1:28 pm
Thank you both!
 

Animae C (508)
Monday September 18, 2017, 8:07 pm
Where's homer? 😊

🐈 TY😸 TC 🐱
 
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