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  1. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 26 days ago

    If preventing fraud was the GOP objective, then why have they:
    1. Prevented motor voter registration? If a Photo ID is all you need, and most people’s photo ID is a driver’s license, then why not combine the two? If preventing fraud were the object, then the GOP should embrace this. Instead, then block it.
    2. Combine voting districts and move voting locations in districts that vote Democratic. If preventing fraud were the objective, then combining districts would be the LAST thing you’d do. Instead, it discourages the “wrong” kind of voting.
    3. Prevent early voting while allowing absentee ballots. What possible connection is there between early voting and fraud? And if there is some connection, then why does it NOT affect absentee ballots, which logically would be an excellent avenue for organized fraud? Instead, the military makes heavy use of absentee ballots, and the military tends to vote GOP.

    In short, the GOP claims of merely trying to ensure voting “integrity” do not survive even the most cursory analysis, and conservative focus (such as yours) on only the most “reasonable” small aspect of their voter suppression campaign, while ignoring the parts that make no sense given the supposed justification, simply do not make sense.

  2. morrrva commented on Bloom County 4 months ago

    Though it is wrong now, it was debatable at the time, not wrong. The question at the time was whether space was curved or flat; i.e. was there enough mass to complete stop expansion & begin to collapse, or was expansion going to continue asymptotically forever.

  3. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 6 months ago

    Please don’t feed the troll; that only encourages it.

  4. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 6 months ago

    Turn the comment around. How do you think the USA is going to remain competitive in the 21st century without strategically paying for this? Other countries will eat our lunch in the technological industries of the near future without it.

  5. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 6 months ago

    I did. More RW gibberish. Executive orders:
    1. FDR: 3721
    2. Truman: 907
    3. DDE: 484
    4. Reagan: 381
    5. GWB: 291
    6. Obama: 193

  6. morrrva commented on Tank McNamara 7 months ago

    Problem with giving an O-line to Ryan Tannehill is that, once he unwrapped them, you’d have to explain what an O-line does, seeing as he’s never had one before.

  7. morrrva commented on Bloom County 7 months ago

    You could implement camps to “re-educate” all those who disagree with you. That would be a Conservative’s dream, wouldn’t it?

  8. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 7 months ago

    The GOTP is not in favor of either limited or smaller government; that is just one of the many lies it tells. It is in favor of limiting government spending for things its social Conservative wing doesn’t like: entitlements, healthcare, education, infrastructure, etc. It’s gung-ho for increasing spending on things it likes: weapons the military doesn’t even want, tax cuts for the rich, border fences, incarceration, etc. It is also in favor of injecting government into the lives of the people at every possible level if they make decisions the GOTP doesn’t favor. So neither in terms of spending nor in influence is the GOTP in favor of smaller governement.

  9. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 7 months ago

    Except of course that is exactly what the GOP was claiming: that the Executive willfully ignored repeated pleas for assistance, and in fact ordered the military to stand down, in order to turn attention away from whatever it was the GOP claimed that Obama didn’t want attention paid to. The State Department has already admitted that it handled the situation poorly, so there is no there there. Bottom line: it isn’t a scandal. Bad managment? Maybe. But that certainly doesn’t justify eight investigations, nor the breathless hyperbole engaged in by both Fox News and politicians like Ted Cruz who had hoped to benefit from creating a scandal where none existed. So the GOP has spent inordinate amounts of time and money to valiantly uncover that which has already been known. Well, done, GOP. Well done.

  10. morrrva commented on Tom the Dancing Bug 8 months ago

    Interesting. So actual fact-based science is now a Democratic talking point? That would be consistent with much GOTP policy. How about these “talking points:” No one transmits Ebola without being symptomatic. No one has contacted Ebola in the First World who wasn’t a healthcare worker in close contact with an Ebola patient and their bodily fluids. I know the Radical Right doesn’t believe in science, but the fact remains that this is a bone-headed policy which protects no one, but which panders to uninformed hysteria and to the TP wing of Christie’s policy, who have already claimed that Obama wants to infect the U.S. with Ebola as punishment for slavery.