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  • Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    03/19/2015 8:00:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/19/2015 | Holly Yan
    The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too. Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement. "Other countries have mandatory voting," Obama said Wednesday in Cleveland, where he spoke about the importance of middle class economics, and was asked about the issue during a town hall. "It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything," he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly. The clout...
  • Blind man claims he was forced to vote

    11/06/2014 4:43:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    WAFB ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | CBS
    WESLACO, TX (KRGV/CBS) - Officials are investigating allegations of voting irregularities after legally blind resident Rodrigo Yrigoyen said he was forced to vote against his will. The 65-year-old said two women knocked on his door, dressed him and took him to a curbside voting center in his neighborhood last Monday. They told him he had to vote for one of the women's cousins that was running for office. "When they knocked on my door, I thought it was my nurse. That's why I opened the door," Yrigoyen said. Yrigoyen said he repeatedly told the women no, but they took him...
  • Former 7-Up spokesman and actor Orlando Jones claims liberals should kill Palin [ Sheriff Dupnik? ]

    10/25/2011 1:01:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies ^ | Oct 25 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    A comedian and actor went to Twitter to suggest that the death of Muammar Gaddafi should inspire American liberals to kill Sarah Palin, sparking a virtual fire-storm. That's just what actor and former soda spokesman Orlando Jones did when he turned the death of the Libyan dictator into a call to arms for American liberals to kill the poster woman for the Tea Party movement. 'Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect the better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:' Mr Jones tweeted on Friday.
  • P. Diddy's 'Diddy-Obama Blog' slams McCain, Alaska - video

    09/02/2008 11:25:00 AM PDT · by RightWingConspirator · 20 replies · 226+ views
    People News ^ | September 2, 2008 | April MacIntyre
    Rapper turned fashion mogul P. Diddy, aka Sean Combs, is apoplectic that Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Diddy has decided to film a series of "Diddy-Obama Blogs" where he performs a soliloquy of sorts to Senator John McCain. The latest thing that has set off the rapper is Alaska. Diddy doesn't think there are any blacks in Alaska, and calls his decision to sign on Gov. Sarah Palin as "buggin' the f*** out." "She's a heart beat away...what in the HELL, Alaska?" he says. ...
  • ‘Obama Girl’ Didn’t Vote

    02/06/2008 7:46:22 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 930+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2008 | Jennifer 8. Lee
    So, did the “Obama Girl” actually vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday? Actually, no. Last summer, the amateur music video “I Got a Crush on Obama” was a Web hit, splashing a seductive performance by a 26-year-old model named Amber Lee Ettinger across millions of screens and prompting deep thoughts about candidates and sex appeal, the YouTube generation of voters, viral marketing and so forth. On Tuesday night, City Room ran into Ms. Ettinger at an election-watching party in Greenwich Village and asked how things went at the polls. “I didn’t get a chance to vote today because I’m not...
  • John Edwards Gets Students' Thumbs Up: 'He Was Very Un-Dodgy And Seemed Honest'

    09/28/2007 8:51:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 127+ views
    MTV News ^ | September 27, 2007 | Gil Kaufman
    Sincerity counts. And from the sounds of what a handful of University of New Hampshire students had to say after the first MTV/MySpace presidential forum with John Edwards on Thursday (September 27), they felt like the former senator was talking straight. "It's the first time I really heard him talk and I thought it was great, because he wasn't someone I was even considering voting for," said Evin Baird, 18, an English/music major from Nashua, New Hampshire. "He was very un-dodgy and seemed honest. I was surprised with how well he answered the questions, especially on health care and Iraq."...
  • Worried GOP bids to shore up conservative support for Nov.

    09/10/2006 10:38:41 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 100 replies · 1,740+ views
    St. Petersburg Times, FL ^ | Sept. 10, 2006 | WES ALLISON
    Leaders fear those disillusioned with the Republican-led Congress could stay home on Election Day, giving victory to the Democrats. For all those glum conservatives out there, Terry Jeffries has a message: Yes, the Republican-led Congress has failed to plug the leaks in the nation’s borders. Yes, federal spending is out of control, despite pledges by Republican leaders to temper it. And, yes, Congress has failed to pass key social measures once thought all but assured, considering Congress and the White House are in Republican hands. But Jeffries, the editor of Human Events, a respected conservative newsweekly, also wants readers to...
  • Don’t Vote: The value of political apathy and disengagement

    08/25/2006 9:36:56 AM PDT · by tang0r · 17 replies · 333+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 8/25/2006 | Editorial
    The ability to vote and of political expression are indeed rights, but rights are not the same thing as civic requirements. Their exercise can be declined, such as one can decline the right to bear arms or any other American privilege. Those without political interest should feel free to decline their right to political expression.
  • Prison Inmate Elected To School Board

    11/12/2005 2:22:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 43 replies · 1,222+ views ^ | 11 11 05 |
    He wasn't able to get out to vote for himself, but lots of others did. And a prison inmate was elected to a school board Tuesday in southern California. Randy Hale received 831 votes, earning one of three open seats on the Romoland School Board, even though he's behind bars. Hale violated his parole after being convicted of spousal abuse and drug possession. He was returned to prison in September, and isn't due to be released until mid-February. His wife Penny says "this is wild." The district's superintendent says he's consulting lawyers to figure out how to handle the situation....
  • FEC is asked to investigate Diddy

    11/04/2005 10:48:24 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 1,852+ views
    UPI ^ | November 3, 2005
    A formal complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday claims Sean "Diddy" Combs violated federal law during the U.S. presidential campaign. The National Legal and Policy Center, NPLC, claims Diddy violated the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Internal Revenue Service Code, when he rallied support of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry, reported. The NLPC alleges a Detroit rally conducted by Diddy's non-profit group, Citizen Change, included speeches from actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick urging the crowd to oust President Bush from office. The complaint asks the FEC to investigate whether Diddy used his...
  • Top 10 Iraqi Political Slogans

    01/28/2005 7:46:34 AM PST · by GOP and the City · 32 replies · 1,330+ views
    GOP and the City | 1/28/05 | GOP and the City
    For the past 30 years the only political slogan used in Iraq was "Vote Saddam or Die". To help the politicians in this budding democracy, come up with either a translation or photoshop of the Iraqi election poster.
  • Caption This (Mahmoud Abbas supporter)

    12/05/2004 10:29:48 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 826+ views
    Associated Press Via New York Times ^ | 12/3/2004 | Mohammed Ballas/Associated Press
    Vote Or Die!
  • Ohio certifies Bush win, but some won't give up

    12/02/2004 11:02:48 AM PST · by ambrose · 23 replies · 1,765+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 12/2/04
    Posted on Thu, Dec. 02, 2004 Ohio certifies Bush win, but some won't give up Disgruntled groups talk of re-count, legal challenge WASHINGTON - Ohio counties certified election results Wednesday showing that President Bush carried the battleground state Nov. 2 and with it won a second term. But the certification did not seal the state results, and disgruntled groups alleging widespread vote fraud plan further action. One coalition plans to seek a re-count. Another plans to file a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court today contesting Bush's victory. Despite these challenges - and rampant rumors on the Internet that Republicans...
  • Great Letter From The "Smart" DOWD! - (Balances his Whacko sister, Maureen!)

    12/01/2004 10:19:48 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,860+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 1, 2004 | KEVIN DOWD
    From Maureen Dowd's brother Kevin, a salesman who lives in Montgomery County, Md., here is a recent e-mail message, trimmed for space, he sent to friends: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Now, just as four years ago, I breathe a huge sigh of relief and rejoice in the common sense of the American voting public. Congratulations to President Bush for winning re-election in a poker game played with a stacked deck. No candidate, including Richard Nixon, ever had to endure the biased and unfair tactics of our major media in their attempt to influence the outcome of an election. He never complained,...

    11/09/2004 9:08:18 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 89 replies · 8,837+ views ^ | 11-9-04 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cancellation To all those planning to attend the Saturday night Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Dixie Chicks, and Dave Matthews Concert hosted by Michael Moore on the White House lawn are hereby notified that it has been cancelled. God Bless America!
  • DFU SONG: Crying (I hope this can help ease the RATS' pain)

    11/06/2004 6:02:04 PM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 667+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CRYING (scroll down the list to find it) The exit polls had looked great...I bet Rove was irate 4 more years, I think not...Kerry had been red hot George Bush fills me with such hate Things were going well, then they went to hell And I've been crying endlessly...crying endlessly Oh, I had such I'm feeling like a dope And I keep crying, crying, crying, crying Don't people states all should be banned I keep on crying I thought that this would be our year...MTV made clear P. Diddy was my guy...he said vote or...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • Vote or Die video

    11/05/2004 9:57:34 AM PST · by benice · 21 replies · 2,254+ views ^ | I can't tell (South Park guys?)
    Wow...I guess P Diddy wasn't fooling around.... Vote or Die
  • CNN Headline News: Rock The Vote/Vote or Die: Failure

    11/03/2004 11:20:29 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 80 replies · 2,790+ views
    CNN Headline News | 11-3-04
    No link to this yet but will be one shortly...was on Headline News....estimates show P.Diddy and Russel Simmons "Vote or Die" project failed miserably yesterday and was actually over shadowed by the Christian Youth Vote 4 to 1. Estimates show some 47% of those who were newly registered....slept in or were no show's. Rock The Vote hoped to achieve some 25 million new voters to the polls...estimates show they got 6 million.
  • A Generation Decimated As Non-Voting Youth Die Off In Droves

    11/04/2004 7:18:56 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 35 replies · 1,553+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | November 3, 2004 | Rand Simberg
    ANN ARBOR (APUPI) In a catastrophe certain to reverberate throughout American society for decades, millions of the MTV generation have succumbed suddenly in the past twenty-four hours, after ignoring rapper P. Diddy's and Senator Hillary Clinton's frantic warnings over the past weeks. "I feel like I failed," said the morose musician. "I called millions of young people in the hopes that we could avoid this, but somehow the message just didn't get through." The unprecedented die-off has resulted in horrific scenes all across the nation. Bodies are stacking up on college campuses, in pizza parlors, malls, and bars, and the...