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Things I am too hot to care about

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.”

–Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, on why young women don’t need to vote

Affordable housing. With hair like this, you don’t need a roof over your head.

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health ...

Quick Hit: Congratulations North Carolina you have worst voter suppression bill in America

Yesterday, the Governor of North Carolina Pat McCroy, finally signed the nation’s worst voter suppression law.  North Carolina which has been in the news lately for negative things like, #motocyclevagina bills, which included abortion restrictions in a bill about motorcycles.  Now they are on record, as the state with the worst voter suppression.

Via Think Progress:

Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, which will reduce turnout among minority, low-income and student voters. It will cut a full week of early voting, which is likely to depress turnout among low-income and African American voters. And it will prohibit certain kinds of voter registration drives, which tend to register low-income and minority voters.

In other words, this bill is ...

Yesterday, the Governor of North Carolina Pat McCroy, finally signed the nation’s worst voter suppression law.  North Carolina which has been in the news lately for negative things like, #motocyclevagina bills, which included abortion restrictions in ...

Supreme Court strikes down key section of the Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines which states must have their approach to voting cleared by the federal government. These states have a bad track record with with people of color and non-English speakers’ rights to vote. From Colorlines:

The currently covered areas are places that historically have disenfranchised people of color, or those for whom English is their second language. But Chief Justice John Roberts has ruled that the formula, which was last updated in the late 1960s-early 1970s, must be updated by Congress so that it covers areas that violate voting rights today. Chief Roberts, who’s had a beef with the Voting Rights Act since the early 1980s, wrote in ...

The Supreme Court today struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines which states must have their approach to voting cleared by the federal government. These states have a bad track record with with ...

Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

How dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!?

That’s basically what Justice Scalia meant when he railed against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act yesterday during oral arguments deciding the fate of one of the most important civil rights laws in American history.

Via ThinkProgress:

Well, maybe it was making that judgment, Mr. Verrilli. But that’s — that’s a problem that I have. This Court doesn’t like to get involved in — in racial questions such as this one. It’s something that can be left — left to Congress. 

How dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!?

That’s basically what Justice ...

It’ll take more than Bobby Jindal to fix this

Despite Republicans’ long standing campaign of boning up relationships in the Asian community–it turns out, Asians as a voting bloc lean to the left. This is significant for many reasons and brings up a lot of questions, like why? Well, the reasons are probably varied and nuanced, but what we can say is this–it is statistically significant and the right can’t ignore it (or use us as pawns in their PR campaigns about faux-versity).

Jamelle Bouie points out at the American Prospect–Asians are left out of the conversation on immigration, yet immigrate at a higher rate than Latinos. And he made a chart showing the shift in support towards Obama.

It’s hard to figure out exactly what the reasons are ...

Despite Republicans’ long standing campaign of boning up relationships in the Asian community–it turns out, Asians as a voting bloc lean to the left. This is significant for many reasons and brings up a lot of questions, ...

Because your intelligence hasn’t been insulted enough already in this campaign

I am obviously voting for Paul Ryan’s ticket, because the guy is totally dreamy. Sure, his fiscal policies are mathematically nonsensical at best and socially unjust at worst, and he thinks I should be left die in the ER if I need a life saving abortion but the doctors don’t believe in the procedure. But have you seen his biceps? Guy is smokin’!

And the folks at the Republican group the Young Guns know that that’s how all the other lady voters make their decisions. They’re running this radio ad in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district.

Transcript below the jump.
Snark aside, this is insulting not only because it assumes that women actually think and talk like this, that they choose ...

I am obviously voting for Paul Ryan’s ticket, because the guy is totally dreamy. Sure, his fiscal policies are mathematically nonsensical at best and socially unjust at worst, and he thinks I should be left die in ...

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Vote for strong families

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you to upload a picture of yourself with a frame that says, “vote for us,” they are bringing attention to the reality that most of us are not living with a variety of taken for granted support structures in our lives, stating simply,

“From a lack of affordable childcare and afterschool programs, to immigration policy and marriage equality, the way we make policy and allocate resources needs to catch up to the way we live.”

The day to day wonk-o-palooza of the election can be draining and ...

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you ...

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