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Category Archive: Politics

Jan 08 2013

Racist Tacos — South Carolina spreading joy

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Just once, just once I would love for my home state to make the national news for something that wasn’t embarrassing. In West Columbia, on the route to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, nestled between a nail salon and a bingo joint, there is a tiny taco restaurant called Taco Cid.  I’ve never been, but I …

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Dec 21 2012

A National Database of the Mentally Ill

Subtitled: Has Anyone Here Heard of Client/Patient Confidentiality? No? No. Today, the National Rifle Association had a press conference. Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President spoke, and I, recently relocated back to Texas for the holidays, slept through it. Then I saw the transcript, sat bolt upright in my bed, and got ranty on the …

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Dec 21 2012

NRA Press Conference — More Guns in Schools!

The NRA has finally spoken on the tragedy last week in Connecticut and how I wish they hadn’t.  Not because it isn’t telling to hear how crazy they are, but because it is depressing to know how much they hold sway over the people in the government.  The amount of money they have to push …

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Dec 19 2012

Robert Bork, scariest almost Supreme Court Justice, dead at 85

Robert Bork, the intensely conservative failed Supreme Court nominee from 1987, has passed away after a heart ailment. Bork was a sort of bogeyman from the right, destroyed by Joe Biden in the senate hearings for his nomination for being absolutely insane and who Mitt Romney made head of his judiciary appointments in an attempt …

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Dec 18 2012

10 Sensible Gun Policy Changes

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1. Acknowledge that, in a time of modern weapons, the Second Amendment makes no sense. Until we are OK with individuals having tanks and nuclear weapons, we have to accept that the ability for the people to overthrow the government is not going to come from individual possession of guns. 2. Take some lessons from …

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Dec 07 2012

What Prop 8 and DOMA rulings from SCOTUS could mean

Today SCOTUS agreed to hear two of the gay marriage cases that had been submitted to them, and they were the two big ones — Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, and DOMA, a law passed by Congress to prevent the federal government from granting federal benefits to those who are gay married. The …

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Nov 10 2012

Ron Paul: Corrupt

Ron Paul, hero of wackaloons everywhere, was just determined to be one of the most corrupt Congressmen according to a new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The report says Paul “double-billed” his travel expenses a number of times over the last decade, meaning he may have been reimbursed for the same flights both …

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Nov 07 2012

Election: Good News from Around the Country (and some bad)

Same-Sex Marriage: Maryland and Washington voted to uphold laws that legalized gay marriage, Maine voted by referendum to legalize gay marriage, and Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment to define marriage as one man, one woman. California Criminal Law California failed to end the death penalty, but revised it’s overly harsh and prison-crowding three strikes rule …

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Nov 06 2012

Election Liveblog

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I give up on trying to get real work done, I’m just going to have to give in to the election addiction. Updates will be here! 12AM Some are too close to call, but it appears right now that all the pot and gay things are going the right way. 11:38 Colorado legalizes pot yeyah …

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Oct 30 2012

SC District 2: Vote for me

So, a couple of my friends have been saying they’re going to write me in against Joe Wilson, you officially have my invitation and permission to do so. I promise to be awesome and, if I get enough votes that the media notices me, I will be even awesomer.  If I get elected, I promise …

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