Romney promises to filter porn from every new computer sold if elected

O’Donnell rips Romney’s promise to put porn filters on every computer | The Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/20/odonnell-rips-romneys-promise-to-put-porn-filters-on-every-computer/

“I want to make sure that every new computer sold in this country after I’m president has installed on it a filter to block all pornography, and that parents can click that filter to make sure their kids don’t see that kind of stuff coming in on their computer,”

-Mitt Romney.

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Is the 33rd Time the Charm for House Republicans to Repeal Constitutional Healthcare Law expanding access to millions?

http://m.cbsnews.com/fullstory.rbml?catid=57470521&feed_id=3&videofeed=39

(Credit: CBS/iStockphoto) (CBS News) The Republican-led effort to repeal President Obama’s health care law passed the House of Representatives Wednesday, successfully setting up campaign talking points for the coming months, but accomplishing little else. The vote was the 33rd time the House has voted to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act, but Wednesday’s vote was the first House action to repeal since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law nearly two weeks ago.

Maybe…maybe….

Obviously the solution is more Tax Cuts, right Mitt?

Pa. Mayor Cuts City Workers’ Pay to Minimum Wage – ABC News 

Unions representing firefighters, police and public-works employees also filed a pair of federal lawsuits against Mayor Chris Doherty and the city that alleged violations of labor law and due-process rights. Doherty last week ignored a court order and cut the pay of about 400 city workers to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

The Democratic mayor said it was all the cash-strapped city of more than 76,000 could afford, promising to restore full pay once finances are stabilized. “It’s incredible,” the unions’ attorney, Thomas Jennings, said Tuesday. “I’ve never had a public official just say, ‘I’m not going to obey a court order. I’m not even going to try. He can’t tell me what to do.'”

Finally putting those unions in their place, it would seem. I’m sure paying police and firemen minimum wage will lead to a thoroughly functioning society.

Rick Perry promises to Secede from Supreme Court Decision

Texas governor rejects two provisions of health law

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday his state will not implement a Medicaid expansion or health insurance exchange, two provisions of the federal healthcare law upheld last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Perry said in a statement.

“I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab. Neither a ‘state’ exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better ‘patient protection’ or in more ‘affordable care,'” Perry said. “They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.

So if any of my fellow Texans were excited to finally be able to get insurance…Perry just fucked you in the ass. He was concerned Texas might lose its status as the state with the highest percentage of uninsured children. What an incredible douche.

Or in other words…a Republican.

Perry continues to display his own brand of “wisdom” that made him such a wonderful candidate for President.

Voter ID law may affect up to 10% of Pennsylvanian Voters

More than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have photo identification cards from the state Transportation Department, putting their voting rights at risk in the November election, according to data released Tuesday by state election officials.

The figures – representing 9.2 percent of the states 8.2 million voters – are significantly higher than prior estimates by the Corbett administration. Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele has repeatedly said that 99 percent of Pennsylvanias voters already had the photo ID they will need at the polls in November.

via Voter ID law may affect more Pennsylvanians than previously estimated – Philly.com.

If anyone has a question as to why Republicans are pushing for this, you need look no further.

House Republican leader Mike Turzai acknowledged the law’s political implications at a Republican State Committee meeting last month.

“Voter ID – which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania – done,” Turzai told the crowd, which burst into applause, as he listed legislative accomplishments under GOP control.

You get a further understanding of who this is targeting with this example…

[DoS Spokesman Ron Ruman] said the methodology used by PennDot and the Department of State – a match of first names, last names and birth dates – may also have missed some voters who have PennDot ID.

For example, if someone named Anna Nicole Jones registered to vote as Anna Jones but got her driver’s license as Nicole Jones, she would be listed as a non-match, Ruman said.

Philadelphia’s top election official, City Commission Chair Stephanie Singer, said the figures reinforced her view that the state’s new law was designed to suppress voter turnout in the predominantly Democratic city.

The thing is…if Ms. Jones gets married, and becomes Mrs. Smith, but shows up to vote with an ID that says Ms. Jones….Mrs. Smith gets no saw in who goes to Washington.

Given that, in general especially in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Smith is likely to vote for the party that isn’t making war on Mrs. Smiths nationwide…now you see the logic behind the Speakers statement about this law giving the state to Romney.

I mean…it’s not like the leading media pundit/conservative philosopher Rush Limbaugh would joke about this very tactic….

Recently on his radio show, Limbaugh took a call from a man who wanted to blame Obama’s 2008 election on uninformed youth. Limbaugh interrupted him and said……drumroll…..

“Ehhh, I can do one better than that. When WOMEN got the right to vote is when it all went downhill. Because that’s when votes started being cast with emotion and uh, maternal instincts that government ought to reflect …….”

All of a sudden, Rush stops talking mid-sentence as if he’s realized what a horrible mistake he’s just made. His caller took advantage of the silence and continued talking about how young people are the ones ruining elections. Limbaugh interrupts his caller, who he was clearly not listening to, as he tries to figure out how to extract his foot from his BIG MOUTH and said:

 “Yeah…I…Look, I’m joking about the women’s vote. I just got a little frustrated here…”

[full story, with audio]

The similar Republican initiative in Texas was already blocked by the courts. (the racial motivation for this is quite clear when looking at the numbers, both of the gen pop and voting tendencies)

As it becomes more and more obvious that the Republicans represent a very small (and shrinking) slice of the actual American electorate, efforts must be made to keep that very same electorate smaller in proportion.

It is only by lowering the number of actual people eligible to vote (and doing as much as possible to breed cynicism about government in general, shrinking to active voting population smaller) that this small slice of the population hopes to cling to power.

So now you the who, the how, and the why of the latest push for Voter ID laws.  Vote accordingly…while you still can.

Healthcare is like Slavery : Rand Paul!

Sen. Rand Paul Compares SCOTUS Decision Upholding Obamacare To Pro-Slavery Dred Scott Decision | ThinkProgress http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/07/05/511106/sen-rand-paul-compares-scotus-decision-upholding-obamacare-to-pro-slavery-dred-scott-decision/?mobile=wp

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision, can you still argue that the Constitution does not support ObamaCare? The liberal blogosphere apparently thinks the constitutional debate is over. I wonder whether they would have had that opinion the day after the Dred Scott decision. Think of how our country would look now had the Supreme Court not changed its view of what is constitutional. Think of 1857, when the court handed down the outrageous Dred Scott decision, which said African Americans were not citizens. Think of the “separate but equal” doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson,which the court later repudiated in Brown v. Board of Education.

What was this guy smoking? Oh yeah, the Aqua Buddha. I guess being around Ron Paul in the 80’s left a certain impression on Rand about a certain type of people.