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Haiku said...

yet some Election Commission members suggested they might bill the city for the cost of this disastrous farce.

Isn't it the loser who usually has to cough up the cash?

February 15, 2012 at 8:08 p.m.
Haiku said...

FlyingPurpleSheepleEater said... Maybe we should dress up like the New Black Panthers, billy clubs and all and stand in front of voting centers menacing voters

Here's an even better suggestion, FPE. You could dress up like Florida troopers, stop citizens and turn them around or arrest them on the way to the polls. Isn't that's what is said to have taken place to get Bush relected to office while bro' jebediah was governor? ;?

February 15, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.
Haiku said...

Actually, this editorial piece is flawed. It implies that just because there are dead who are still registered as live voters, that alone somehow suggest someone is voting using the dead individual's name. What the writer doesn't say is how many of those dead voters have actually cast a vote since their demise? It shouldn't be all that difficult to random pull a few of those dead voters names, compare their date of death to the last time they actually cast a vote.

February 15, 2012 at 7:55 p.m.
Haiku said...

Keep on keepin' on, Mr. Bennett. Telling the truth. If a picture is worth a thousands words your cartoons are worth a zillion!!

The only reason the right wingnuts attack you is because they fear the truth.

There is no greater honor than the attempt to silence a man. For it means you recognize his supriority to yourself.

February 4, 2012 at 4:39 a.m.
Haiku said...

For the past forty plus years, whenever Republicans have gained some level of power on the federal level they've always stirred up divisions and hate in America. This isn't the first time they've used that "food stamp" ammo, and other derogatory attacks against the poor. This is, however, one of the most vicious, divisive and hateful attacks they've used. They're quick to call themselves Christians, but God and the Bible have long warned us against these individuals who shout Lord! Lord! Their actions resemble more Satanic than God the father or Jesus Christ the son of God.

February 4, 2012 at 4:36 a.m.
Haiku said...

awwwh! but riverboy, doesn't the white community suffer the same inflictions? America's inner city, which makes up a large population of the nation's poor and black, just makes easier prey when arrest quotas are needed.

Take the heroin epidemic that's been raging through middle class, upper middle classed and wealthy white America for decades. Long before the crack craze. But America doesn't want to harm its middle and upper and wealthy classes through mass incarceration. The nation doesn't even want to harm its poor white rural citizens overly much. Far too long, minorities, especially black minorities, have been considered dispensible in America. Where as, middle class and up, and to some degree poor whites, are to be protected. After slavery and the end of segregation, at least on paper, there just isn't much use for blacks in America anymore. America can no longer use them for free labor. Then whe segregation and those inequalities in the work place were done away with, America could no longer use them for cheap labor either. So what's America to do with to do with all those coloreds demanding fair and equal treatment. Solution! Lock'em up in private prisons and continue to make money off them!!

January 29, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.
Haiku said...

The truth of the matter is, although America and Americans are in denial or are trying to hide reality, the world knows America lost its moral compass** in Iraq. The more America denies that reality, the more it will hurt America and Americans abroad and when our men and women are sent away to fight in futures wars and conflicts around the world. The other sides will remember and say who are you to call us savages and barbarians? Look at what you did to innocent men, women and children.***

January 28, 2012 at 9:38 a.m.
Haiku said...

Strange how no one from the right raised concerns about unemployed veterans under Bush. When veterans were returning from Iraq and sleeping in their cars and under bridges. Homeless and unemployed veterans were rampant down in and around Fort Benning Ga under Bush and other areas of the country. Where were all these right wingers then? They were bashing and taunting any veteran, any service man or woman still in the war zone who complained about unsafe and dangerous equipment and conditions. I'll never forget the words of the likes of Rush Limbaugh who said, "They volunteered didn't they?" When servicement and women complained about unsafe and dangerous conditions in Iraq. Then there was Beck, rumsyfeld and chin chin cheney and even Bush who made sarcastic remarks about America's service men and women former or presently serving at the time.

And to think these people still have dedicated followers. shameful!

January 28, 2012 at 9:18 a.m.
Haiku said...

sixteen and seventeen year olds can vote? When did that start?

For some youths 12 years of schooling aren't necessary. Many youths are mature enough to come out of school and begin their lives as adults at the age of sixteen and seventeen.

After sixth grade I'd already pretty much learned everything I needed to know to 1. go on to college 2. attend a trade or vocational school. 3. Or three go to work.

In fact, it was only a few decades ago, give or take, that America's youth already had enough skills by age sixteen or seventeen to begin their lives as adults. The rules may have changed, bu psychologically humans have remained the same.

Plus, if you're going to keep students in school longer, you must have something their to keep them interested in coming. After sixth grade, middle school is usually a dead zone, where nothing much is being taught. It was that way when I was in school. Things somewhat started to pick up again in nineth grade, but by then all that we'd learned in sixth grade that would have bridged us to what we were to be taught in nineth grade had pretty much been lost during those two or three years of not absence in learning in middle school (referred to as junior high in my day).

A well rounded learning experience should include much more than just the three R's. The experience just include lessons in the arts, such as music, and developing natural creativity skills, and introduction to world languages. These should be taught earlier on. As they were taught when I was in school. Because the earlier a child is exposed to various means of learning the more they will retain it later on in life. When we wait to teach a child music, foreign languages, expose them to artworks later in years, their brains have already solidified into that one track learning. And they are less likely to be able to comprehend and retain newer information.

January 28, 2012 at 9:09 a.m.
Haiku said...

If we can have drug rehab, why not gang rehab? Of course, that might deflate prison stock and cause the downsizing in police agencies, plus pss off prison stockholders, but if drug rehab can be used to help druggies why not gang rehab in an effort to help reform gang-bangers?*

But I get the sinking feeling that we don't want something that may actually work. That may mean an end to federal dollars to certain agencies.

January 25, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.
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