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Re: “Voter fraud investigation sparks outrage from minority leaders, voting rights activists

Will you take two hours of your time to make get-out-the-vote phone calls to stop two years of a Republican-controlled Senate?

Back in 1980, Paul Weyrich—the “founding father of the conservative movement”—gave the following speech at a Religious Right gathering in Texas:

"I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections—quite candidly—goes up, as the voting populace goes down."

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Posted by lwc30326 on 11/03/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “CL's 2014 Election Guide

Actually, it's the Lone Ranger.

Look around the fee markets.

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Posted by lwc30326 on 10/29/2014 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Ban the box

Come on!

The military does not prefer criminals.

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Posted by lwc30326 on 10/29/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Ban the box

“...people who were incarcerated would be on a level playing field with individuals who don't have conviction histories.”

“Now that the Ban the Box law is on the books, Jackson said, "basically everybody gets an equal shot.”

Even if “the box “isn’t on the initial application, sometime during the recruitment process, those questions will be asked. Prospective employers have a right to know an applicant’s background, especially if it includes crimes related to the employment being considered.

Example: An initial interview might go very well, but would a store want to consider hiring a cashier whose background includes embezzlement ? Sooner or later, all issues will come into play. If an applicant has mitigating factors about his situation, that too can be included for consideration.

There’s no such thing as a “level playing field”. Everybody is different in one way or another.

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Posted by lwc30326 on 10/28/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “CL's 2014 Election Guide

Dear Editor,

Of course CL has the right to its opinion, but isn’t this week’s cover a bit much ?It’s as if you’re stumping for Chip Carter and Michelle Nunn.

Also, besides the candidates you’ve profiled, couldn’t you have allowed each of their opponents to include a couple hundred words in their own behalf ?

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Posted by lwc30326 on 10/28/2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Blockhead, Elaquent, Muneshine

Great photo for a Halloween show !

Posted by lwc30326 on 10/19/2014 at 11:58 PM

Re: “'Kill the Messenger' will vindicate investigative journalist Gary Webb

“he committed suicide”

“[with] self-inflicted gunshot wounds”

"I’m the wrong person to ask about popular culture", former newspaper editor, Jerry Ceppos

“Contras… had smuggled cocaine into the United States and, through drug dealers, fueled an inner-city crack-cocaine epidemic.”

“...crack cocaine was swallowing up [black] neighborhoods whole, fueling an epidemic of addiction and crime.”

How do they know Gary Webb committed suicide ? Has that been confirmed ?

How does someone commit suicide with more than one shot ?

Jerry Ceppos was editor of a municipal newspaper, yet he’s unfamiliar with popular culture? Then he wasn’t fit to be an editor of any newspaper.

The Reagan administration began the degeneration of what had been thriving and upwardly mobile minority neighborhoods.

'Kill the Messenger' will vindicate investigative journalist Gary Webb

Posted by lwc30326 on 10/14/2014 at 5:44 PM

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