Voting rights gains of '60s in jeopardy, Attorney General Eric Holder says

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"Despite our nation's long tradition of extending voting rights ... a growing number of our fellow citizens are worried about the same disparities, divisions and problems that - nearly five decades ago - so many fought to address," Holder told a meeting of the Conference of National Black Churches convened by the Congressional Black Caucus to ... (more)

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<quoted text>STFU MEMO FROM A TURD!!! http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/2462
Oh, but memo from turner said it's a myth. It has to be a myth! This can't be!
How dare you provide proof the free cell phones aren't a myth.
LMAO. Liberal idiots think everyone is going to take them at their word. Unfortunately,any do.
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<quoted text>Oh, but memo from turner said it's a myth. It has to be a myth! This can't be!
How dare you provide proof the free cell phones aren't a myth.
LMAO. Liberal idiots think everyone is going to take them at their word. Unfortunately,any do.
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Learn to read. I never said the IDs and supporting documentation are free. I said I'm sure the government would provide them free.
And I see a commercial for that myth several times a day, so there must be some pissed off freeloaders when they apply for those cell phones.
You "never" said they were free, but you were "sure" that they will be free. Hmmm. That is quite a tightrope you are walking.

The government does not provide free phones to anybody. There is a program that provides discounted phones to low-income people, but this is funded entirely by the telecommunications industry. There is no government involvement or any tax payer money involved.

By the way, this program has been in place since the Telecommunications Act of 1934. In 2008 it was expanded to cell phones. That means the program has been in place for 78 years. How long has this been an issue to you? Did you have an issue with it when either of the Bushes were in office? How about when Reagan was in office? Ford? Nixon? Eisenhower?

Selective outrage.
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Oh, but memo from turner said it's a myth. It has to be a myth! This can't be!
How dare you provide proof the free cell phones aren't a myth.
LMAO. Liberal idiots think everyone is going to take them at their word. Unfortunately,any do.
Hey dipshit. The link that you claim "provided proof" clearly said that this is funded entirely by private industry. How stupid are you?
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<quoted text>You "never" said they were free, but you were "sure" that they will be free. Hmmm. That is quite a tightrope you are walking.

The government does not provide free phones to anybody. There is a program that provides discounted phones to low-income people, but this is funded entirely by the telecommunications industry. There is no government involvement or any tax payer money involved.

By the way, this program has been in place since the Telecommunications Act of 1934. In 2008 it was expanded to cell phones. That means the program has been in place for 78 years. How long has this been an issue to you? Did you have an issue with it when either of the Bushes were in office? How about when Reagan was in office? Ford? Nixon? Eisenhower?

Selective outrage.
Again, I see the commercials for the free government funded cell phones every day.
Just because you say something doesn't make it fact.
Sell your Cool-Aid to some new college grads that have been trained to believe it because you said it.
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Again, I see the commercials for the free government funded cell phones every day.
Just because you say something doesn't make it fact.
Sell your Cool-Aid to some new college grads that have been trained to believe it because you said it.
You are the gift that keeps on giving.

You wouldn't by chance be talking about the Safelink commercial are you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

That's hilarious. Safelink is a private company that is owned by TracFone Wireless. They administer the program on behalf of the telecommunications industry.

Let me save you some time before your next inane post. The commercial says this program is supported by the government. It does not say it is funded by the government. You do understand the difference don't you?

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-ph...
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<quoted text>Hey dipshit. The link that you claim "provided proof" clearly said that this is funded entirely by private industry. How stupid are you?
Apparently not as stupid as you since it states The Federal Universal Service Fund as required by Federal Law funds the program. And it goes on to say "all U.S. Wireless carriers charge consumers a fee to recover the cost of their contributions to the fund."

Missed that did you?
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<quoted text>You are the gift that keeps on giving.

You wouldn't by chance be talking about the Safelink commercial are you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

That's hilarious. Safelink is a private company that is owned by TracFone Wireless. They administer the program on behalf of the telecommunications industry.

Let me save you some time before your next inane post. The commercial says this program is supported by the government. It does not say it is funded by the government. You do understand the difference don't you?

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-ph...
See previous post. And at no time have I mentioned anything about an Obama Phone.
Keep fanning the smoke!
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That's ridiculous! And it's not just the illegals. It's dead people. It's the people voting multiple times.(72 for example, remember that?)
But yes the illegals are coming here, getting ITPI cards, draining our tax system, draining our social security system, and abusing our voting system.
And who do you think they are going to vote for?
If you dress in all green and give a dog treats all day long, even when he's laying around being lazy never requiring him to work for those treats, then your spouse dresses in all blue and gives the dog treats only when he works for it, who do you think the dog is going to go to when a person in green and a person in blue are calling him?
The Democrats are wearing green.
The dog is the illegals.
You seem a little slow, so I figured I would help you out.
Extremely rare in any case. MOST people turned away a LIVING CITIZENS; the the Republican hierarchy KNOWS this--even if you right wing sheep don't/
But unlike the Repubican machinations in the 2000 election in Florida, this time those reactionaries are being WATCHED.
Florida has already been warned to CEASE and DESIST its purge of voters.
One more thing: the PEOPLE will not longer toleate this disfranchisement. Youth will not be as accepting as they once were. We Blacks are not just barely out of slavery as we were when we were disfrnachised after Reconstruction, and TWO GENERATIONS have grown since the 1960s who, despite persistent anti-Black racism and continued discrimination, now take for granted certain civic rights our parents and grandparent could hardly dream of.
Do you REALLY believe we will take this disfranchisement schem sitting down? You you really believe there will be no push back?
Moreover, the Latino peoples are also more active and defiant. And REpublicans in Florid seem especially intent on disfranchising Hispanic Americans under the phony pretext (which is precisely what it is) of blocking "illegal aliens." Do you really think the insurgent Latin citizenry will simply take this without a fight?
If so, then YOU're the one who SLOW and stuck on stupid. If you believe even half of what you've posted, then you're a complacent individual with your mind in cold storage who (in Dr. King's words) is "sleeping through a revolution." You and the Right are in for a rude awakening.
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You "never" said they were free, but you were "sure" that they will be free. Hmmm. That is quite a tightrope you are walking.
The government does not provide free phones to anybody. There is a program that provides discounted phones to low-income people, but this is funded entirely by the telecommunications industry. There is no government involvement or any tax payer money involved.
By the way, this program has been in place since the Telecommunications Act of 1934. In 2008 it was expanded to cell phones. That means the program has been in place for 78 years. How long has this been an issue to you? Did you have an issue with it when either of the Bushes were in office? How about when Reagan was in office? Ford? Nixon? Eisenhower?
Selective outrage.
Actually many are free and it is in essense funded by those who actually pay for thier phones.

Talk about selective.

Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
Last summer, a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story shed some light on a government program that relatively few Americans knew existed.(Read more about it here.) The Lifeline program provides low-income Americans with free cell phones (basic ones such as those made by Tracfone, not smartphones) and covers up to 250 free minutes each month. As many as 5.5 million residents in Pennsylvania alone could qualify for the program, which is funded primarily by the Universal Service Fund fee added to the bills of land-line and wireless customers.

The program came to be after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed, and the FCC created the Universal Service Fund to help “to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable, and affordable rates,” among other things. All telecommunications carriers must pay into the fund, and many do so by tacking on a fee to each of their customers’ bills. It’s probably added into your monthly wireless bill and your landline bill, if you still have one.

The Universal Service Fund provides discounts on phone services, or in some cases, entirely free services to low-income Americans. The fund helps pay for landlines or cell phones, whichever the recipient prefers. There’s also a one-time discount of up to $30 to cover an installation fee or a cell phone. Considering how cheap some cell phones are nowadays, the money more than covers the costs of a basic phone. Then, the fund covers phone bills to the tune of $10 a month, which typically translates as 250 minutes for wireless plans of the types of phones we’re talking about. Americans who receive food stamps, Medicaid, or other federal aid, or who earn up to 135% of the federal poverty guidelines, qualify for the program.

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Hey dipshit. The link that you claim "provided proof" clearly said that this is funded entirely by private industry. How stupid are you?
All telecommunications carriers must pay into the fund, and many do so by tacking on a fee to each of their customers’ bills. It’s probably added into your monthly wireless bill and your landline bill, if you still have one.

Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/02/08/how-to-g...

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Why is it that right wingers insist on opining without first trying to understand what they are talking about?
The ID's and supporting documentation are not free. That has been covered about 100 times in this thread.
The thread has also provided numerous examples of people showing up at polls with military ID or other government issued photo ID and being turned away.
It may surprise you to know that although this story is a mainstay on the cable channel owned by an Australian porn merchant and the Saudi Prince it has gotten little attention in American owned media outlets. The result is potentially millions of people will show up on election day and will be turned away.
Did you ever wonder why identical laws are being passed in states with Republican controlled legislatures, but not in any other state? ALEC spent a lot of money to make this happen.
By the way, you tipped your hand when you mindlessly repeated the myth about free cell phones. How silly.
"Why is it that right wingers insist on opining without first trying to understand what they are talking about?" Because they get their propaganda from Fuxed-news and Reich0-wing LIARS .An being conservatives they look to authoritarians to tell them what to think and their authoritarian nature demands they demand others think as they do. They easily follow orders and expect others to follow their orders without questioning.

That's why they are such gullible fools and not only fall for the outrageous LIES of the Reich-wing propaganda puppet masters but mindlessly spew the LIEs without embarrassment.

In short, they are "good Germans!"

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That's ridiculous! And it's not just the illegals. It's dead people. It's the people voting multiple times.(72 for example, remember that?)...
You seem a little slow, so I figured I would help you out.
No I dodn't remember any such BULLSH!T. Nor could I find any reference to such BULLSH!T! And i you have any documentation to such BULLSH!T, I'll give 100-1 that the ALEC Photo ID laws wouldn't have prevented it.
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<quoted text>Extremely rare in any case. MOST people turned away a LIVING CITIZENS; the the Republican hierarchy KNOWS this--even if you right wing sheep don't/
But unlike the Repubican machinations in the 2000 election in Florida, this time those reactionaries are being WATCHED.
Florida has already been warned to CEASE and DESIST its purge of voters.
One more thing: the PEOPLE will not longer toleate this disfranchisement. Youth will not be as accepting as they once were. We Blacks are not just barely out of slavery as we were when we were disfrnachised after Reconstruction, and TWO GENERATIONS have grown since the 1960s who, despite persistent anti-Black racism and continued discrimination, now take for granted certain civic rights our parents and grandparent could hardly dream of.
Do you REALLY believe we will take this disfranchisement schem sitting down? You you really believe there will be no push back?
Moreover, the Latino peoples are also more active and defiant. And REpublicans in Florid seem especially intent on disfranchising Hispanic Americans under the phony pretext (which is precisely what it is) of blocking "illegal aliens." Do you really think the insurgent Latin citizenry will simply take this without a fight?
If so, then YOU're the one who SLOW and stuck on stupid. If you believe even half of what you've posted, then you're a complacent individual with your mind in cold storage who (in Dr. King's words) is "sleeping through a revolution." You and the Right are in for a rude awakening.
If it is so rare, then why is there a problem purging the voter list of deceased voters?
Black people don't want to end racism. They thrive on it. You want to end racism? End set a sides, eliminate affirmative action, eliminate the favorable formula for grading college entrance exams for minorities. Stop taking the position from a more qualified applicant for a professional school or job.
If the black applicant is the most qualified he/she will not get recognition of such because of affirmative action.
You like quoting MLK? How about, "I have a dream of a day when a man is judged by his character and Merritt rather than the color of his skin. How is setting a side positions for minorities judging based on character and Merritt? It IS judging based on color of skin.
How is requiring everyone, regardless of race/color, racism?

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None of these amendments give one the right to vote. They simply prevent discrimination in regards to state voting. You do not vote in a federal election. You vote in a state election to determine how the electoral college votes for the state are cast.
Your IGNORANCE is APPALLING. The electoral college doesn't have a damn thing to do when it come to voting for the US (FEDERAL) Representatives and Senators.

BTW: One does not vote "to determine how the electoral college votes for the state are cast." One votes for the electoral college delegates...in 24 states there is no legal requirement for elected electors to cast their vote for a specific candidate!supported.
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Bingo!!!
Relax. If we commit to getting out the Vote in November, Holder will be GONE. Otherwise, Americans deserve every pathetic out come that befalls us. Any 10 year old child with an ounce of common sense supports Voter ID. Makes you question the motives of the Obama Administration????
Who are these people and what do they have against America?
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<quoted text>No I dodn't remember any such BULLSH!T. Nor could I find any reference to such BULLSH!T! And i you have any documentation to such BULLSH!T, I'll give 100-1 that the ALEC Photo ID laws wouldn't have prevented it.
Lol, wow , it took me 2 seconds to find reference to it. The guys name is Freddie Johnson. ACORN paid him to register to vote 72 times. You're right, photo ID wouldn't have prevented ACORN's dishonesty, but it would have caught anyone at the polls saying they were someone else.
Funny you don't recall the reason ACORN was disbanded. Lol

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Your IGNORANCE is APPALLING. The electoral college doesn't have a damn thing to do when it come to voting for the US (FEDERAL) Representatives and Senators.
BTW: One does not vote "to determine how the electoral college votes for the state are cast." One votes for the electoral college delegates...in 24 states there is no legal requirement for elected electors to cast their vote for a specific candidate!supported.
You do realize that senators and representatives are elected through state elections, right? Now, who's the ignorant one?
BTW, you're correct concerning the requirements of the electors but that does not negate the fact that votes during a presidential election are to determine the allocation of the electoral votes.
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<quoted text>Relax. If we commit to getting out the Vote in November, Holder will be GONE. Otherwise, Americans deserve every pathetic out come that befalls us. Any 10 year old child with an ounce of common sense supports Voter ID. Makes you question the motives of the Obama Administration????
Who are these people and what do they have against America?
Unfortunately, one of the major problems is younger generations that have been exposed to the liberal propaganda from the time they watch Sesame Street and numerous new children's shows. Then they are taught altered history in grade school. Then taught by leftist professors in college to drink the Cool-Aid.
They them get out and vote before they have had a chance to work a few years and pay taxes, and worry about social security being broke by the time they retire, despite paying into it.
And each new generation outnumbers the older generation that just figured out what we have allowed to happen.

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