On boomers, my father and my big mouth (a personal take)

I'm a 38 old hispanic permanent resident. Born and raised in Mexico. I have lived in the US for the last 10 years.

Reading this diary struck a chord inside me.

See, it's not that I have personally experience many of the slights the diarist chronicles. It had to do with something closer and more personal: my relationship with my father.

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Block The Vote! Proof of Citizenship On The Rise, Flashpoint Mo.

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Weekly Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns

Requiring proof-of-citizenship in order to register to vote is the latest addition to voter suppression arsenal. Spurred by Arizona's 2004 implementation of proof of citizenship requirements and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Indiana's strict voter ID law, proof of citizenship bills - often coupled with voter ID - are gaining traction across the country. With more than 13 million Americans lacking ready access to citizenship documentation and scant evidence of voter registration fraud by non-citizens (or any voter for that matter) leading to illegal votes, proof of citizenship requirements could have a significant impact on the electorate. Wasting no time after the high court's decision, the neighboring states of Kansas and Missouri have swiftly moved forward with efforts to pass such legislation that could take effect in the November election.

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Counter-Framing Voter ID: Voting is a Right, Not a Privilege

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Weekly Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns and Nathan Henderson-James

Project Vote normally uses this update to give news roundups on voting rights-related stories from the past week. However, with the reverberations from the Supreme Court's Crawford vs. Marion County voter identification decision just starting to filter down into statehouses across the country, we felt it was necessary to spend this update concentrating solely on voter ID, giving progressives a concise summary of the problems associated with it and offer some framing devices to help fight against it.

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Legal Voter Disenfranchisement - Coming Soon To A State Near You

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Weekly Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns

Supreme Court Legalizes Voter Disenfranchisement

In the midst of a presidential election year that is seeing record-breaking voter turnout in state after state, the Supreme Court on April 28 ruled in favor of Indiana's draconian voter ID requirement. The controversial law - which requires all voters to provide government issued, photographic proof of identity in order to vote at the polls - threatens to create a legislative domino effect of new voter ID laws ready for implementation before November.

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I Am Legend

2011: I stare at a wasteland. Where once there was free speech and equality there is now only group-think and empty streets. It started as a seemingly good thing but the Obama virus soon spread out of control, decimating all free thought in its wake. Now I stand alone. The last surviving Hillary supporter on Earth.

Excerpts from the last known radio transmissions made by the Psychotronicman:

*I take careful aim with my bow and arrow at some squirrels in the park. I have had no luck finding any guns since the Obama virus blended with the Reagan virus and burned the constitution and all guns were destroyed. I hope that I will be able to find a hidden cache someday so that my hunt for fresh food will become easier. Sadly my recent search of Charlton Heston's abandoned house turned up no guns.

*It is early morning and I drag myself out of bed to face yet another day with only my dog to talk reasonable politics with. The loneliness is crushing. I continue to transmit a message on my short-wave radio. "I haven't forgotten about you." along with detailed instructions to meet me at the local Hometown Buffet at 12 noon everyday in what is seeming to be the vain hope that, somehow, someone else survived the devastation.

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