Posted 3 months ago on April 1, 2014, 6:42 a.m. EST by ZenDog
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Nobody can look at these facts and claim both parties are the same -
By STEVEN YACCINO and LIZETTE ALVAREZMARCH 29, 2014
CINCINNATI — Pivotal swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification requirements that have caused fierce partisan brawls.
The bills, laws and administrative rules — some of them tried before — shake up fundamental components of state election systems, including the days and times polls are open and the locations where people vote.
Republicans in Ohio and Wisconsin this winter pushed through measures limiting the time polls are open, in particular cutting into weekend voting favored by low-income voters and blacks, who sometimes caravan from churches to polls on the Sunday before election.
This is bullshit. If the fukers cannot win their argument on the basis of merit, then they will cheat like the low life scum they are.
This article makes it indisputable: In the repelican veiw, if you do not have wealth or own property, you just shouldn't vote.
Further evidence - thanks shooz.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 along partisan lines in favor of declassifying a report it has produced regarding the CIA's Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program. The U.S.A. Today news report on this Senate Intelligence Committee vote demonstrates yet another clear instance of the ideological divide that exists between party:
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., a member of the panel, called the report "flawed and biased" but ultimately voted in favor of declassifying it.
"I had hoped that the authors of the report would ensure that the American public was provided facts, not fiction," Burr said. He added, "However, I voted today to declassify the report to give the American people the opportunity to make their own judgments."
Three Senate Republicans — James Risch of Idaho, Dan Coats of Indiana and Marco Rubio of Florida — voted against declassification. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., voted present.
"Unfortunately, the study has pitted the Senate Intelligence Committee against the CIA and distracted us from focusing on the many threats facing our national security," Risch and Rubio said in a joint statement. "Unlike previous bipartisan reports to come out of the intelligence committee – including the recent study investigating the terrorists attacks in Benghazi, which received broad bipartisan support – this partisan effort deserves to be discredited."
Any goddamned fool can claim it's not cold out - but that will not stop the shivering.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday voted down an amendment that would have stated conclusively that climate change is occurring.
E&C Committee members voted 24-20 against the amendment, introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. That bill, if it makes it through Congress, would put an end to EPA regulations on emissions for new power plants until technologies like carbon capture and storage are commercially viable in at least six states for one year. It passed in Tuesday’s committee, but the amendment, which would have placed on the record that the committee accepts that climate change is happening and is caused by greenhouse gas pollution, did not.
Twenty-four E&C members — all Republicans — voted against the amendment. Among them was E&C Chair Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who has said before that he doesn’t think climate change is caused by human activity, and Joe Barton (R-TX), who also questions humans’ role in climate change. In total, the Republicans who voted to deny climate change have accepted about $9.3 million in career contributions from the oil, gas and coal industries, according to analysis by the CAP Action War Room.
This isn’t the first time House Republicans have rejected amendments stating the reality of climate change. In 2011, House Republicans voted down amendments that called on Congress to accept that climate change is real, man-made, and a human health threat.
And yet another stunning example of intransigent repelican insistence on ignorance and partisan denial . . .
Climate change has become a partisan issue in the US, such that a majority of Democrats is worried about it but only 29% of independents and only 16% of Republicans! The youth are more concerned than their elders.
The American public is reacting to climate change as though it were a lifestyle or culture wars issue, such as gay marriage or marijuana legalization.
They don’t seem to realize that the laws of physics don’t respect party affiliation. If you put 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, as human beings are currently doing by burning coal, oil and natural gas, then you will cause massive climate change.
UPDATE ~ April 30, 2014: