Monday, 4/20/15, Public Square



by | April 20, 2015 · 6:00 am

7 responses to “Monday, 4/20/15, Public Square

  1. Conservative Success is based on two things: You forgetting their sorry history, and swallowing down these whoppers!

    It will take up some of your scroll grease, but be sure you scroll to Myth #4 where Kansas gets singled out as an example. Someone spent some time gathering charts, graphs, history to support this list of 10 Myths!

    • Asher Bob White

      What a gift …. to we liberals! This needs to be in the media, not hidden on the internet. I love it! Thanks, fnord.

  2. Here’s another piece singling out Kansas — this time Secretary of State Kris Kobach gets special attention for tinkering with elections.

    (from the link): Interstate Crosscheck is a computerized system meant to identify fraudulent voters. While Crosscheck’s list of nearly 7 million names of “potential” double voters has yet to unearth, as of this writing, a single illegal vote this year, it did help Republican elections officials scrub voters from registries, enough, it appears, to have swung several important Senate and governor’s races in favor of the GOP.

    There is good reason to believe that Crosscheck-related voter purges helped propel Republican candidates to slim victories in Senate races in Colorado and North Carolina, as well a tight gubernatorial race in Kansas.

    Interstate Crosscheck is a computer system designed to capture the names of voters who have Illegally voted twice in the same election in two different states. The program is run by Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach’s office compares the complete voting rolls of participating states to tag “potential” double voters, those who have illegally voted twice in the same election in two states.

    These names are then sent back to the state governments to inform an investigation of duplicate names on the voter rolls. While Kobach advertises Crosscheck as matching numerous identifiers, including the Social Security numbers and dates of birth of voters, a six-month investigation by Al Jazeera America revealed that Crosscheck rosters caught nothing more than matching first and last names. And voters remain on the suspect list even when middle names, Social Security numbers and suffixes (Jr., Sr.) don’t match. Yet all these people — the list contains nearly seven million names — are subject to losing their vote.

    Continue reading to learn the HUGE impact planned for the 2016 presidential elections —
    Voter purges alter US political map

    • Sad to say – the only thing any CONservative Republican will get from this article is that Al Jazeera America ‘revealed’ the results..

      Al Jazeera – just another word for those evil heathen Muslims…

      Just that name will get these Fundy Ass Christian Republicans throwing even more money towards every Far Right Radical Politician – and not to mention all those mega church preachers and their cousins – the very wealthy televangelists.

      I wonder – just when did the average I.Q. of Americans drop below the level of a slug?

  3. Indy and I met for lunch last Saturday and she was telling me about this Walmart situation. This is what Robert Reich had to say today —

    “Walmart has suddenly closed for six months its store in Pico Rivera, California, that’s been a center of recent protests and organizing by workers demanding better wages and benefits. Walmart says it’s not retaliating against the workers; it’s just fixing a plumbing problem at the store. Yet, curiously, Walmart hasn’t requested any plumbing permits from the city. Walmart is telling its 533 Pico workers if they want to continue working for Walmart they can apply to another Walmart store but will lose any pay-grade raises they’ve accumulated so far and will have to start from scratch as new employees. Pico Rivera City Manager Rene Bobadilla says he’s surprised at the suddenness of the closing. “It’s the first time I’ve encountered this. It is not a normal thing to happen.” Walmart is also temporarily closing four other Walmart stores around the nation for “plumbing problems.”
    Retaliation against workers for trying to form a union is illegal under the National Labor Relations Act, but is difficult to prove. And the worst that can happen is the NLRB requires an employer to reinstate affected workers and pay them back wages.”