Okay, we admit it. This week is kind of a cop out, but it is still pretty funny. Reports have surfaced that Dick Cheney had a heart transplant leading this tweet from Jon Stewart at the Daily Show. Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that it can be believed.
BREAKING: #CheneysOldHeart given 5pm - 6pm slot on Fox News.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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the training center to the state (WMassP&I)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
In Wisconsin today, a judge overturned that state's new voter ID law is unconstitutional. Now it is important to note that that is under the Wisconsin constitution. Still, the force and energy of the ruling and its operative language tweeted by the Nation's Washington Editor John Nichols, speaks to the risks of voter suppression in attempting to correct the nearly non-existent threat of voter fraud. Wisconsin's law has been fraught with other problems including a decision by the state to try and not tell voters they could request a free ID to the lack of accessibility of some places to get the ID to documentation requirements some American citizens may be unable to meet. Voter ID's have been ruled constitutional by the US Supreme Court, but they cannot impose any cost to voters in keeping with Constitutional prohibitions against poll taxes. Wisconsin officials are likely to appeal the ruling and given the circus last year with the collective bargaining law, one would be wise to not assume this ruling will stand, however important it may be.
WI Judge's remarkable decision declares extreme VOTER ID law "sows the seeds for (state government's) demise as a democratic institution."— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 12, 2012
Nichols also tweeted about the Justice Department's decision to block the Texas voter ID act. Between the succinct capture of the Wisconsin judge ruling and for noting the critical importance of both these events, Nichols wins this week's tweet prize.
BIG, BIG DAY FOR DEMOCRACY! US Justice Department rejects TEXAS VOTER ID law. Judge rules WISCONSIN VOTER ID law UNCONSTITUTIONAL.— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 12, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
|Councilor John Lysak (WMassP&I)|
Monday, March 05, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
"You are not going to go off on a tangent about Olympia Snowe and Maine politics now," you are probably thinking, right? Well, yes and no, but the reasons run deeper than merely dissecting a nearby, but ultimately non-Bay State community.
|Sen. Olympia Snowe (wikipedia)|
|Mitch McConnell, likely before creating another Horcrux|
(Image of Voldemort from Wikipedia)