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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by JimC » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am

"The tyranny of the metric system"...

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Hermit » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:28 am

JimC wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am
"The tyranny of the metric system"...

:funny:
Tucker Carlson's ignorance shines once again in all its squalor. The reign of terror and Robespierre lay six years in the past when the metric system was first formalised in 1799. Although Napoleon attempted to spread it throughout Continental Europe after he became Emperor in 1804, it didn't catch on until the middle of the 19th century, and when it did, it was because it was a more efficient, easier and above all cheaper system to use in commerce, engineering and science than traditional units. In other words, it was not imposed so much than adopted because it is better.

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Joe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Plus, it's much easier.
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Post by Joe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:23 pm

N.C. Republicans lied to federal court about racial gerrymander: report
As North Carolina scandal deepens, it appears Republicans lied in court in order to hang on to legislative power

North Carolina Republicans lied about their racially gerrymandered district map in an attempt to stop a special election, advocacy group Common Cause said in court filings Thursday.

The group said that files found on longtime GOP gerrymandering architect Thomas Hofeller’s hard drive after his death last year show that the North Carolina Republican Party misled a federal court into extending the deadline for revising the state's legislative districts, which had been ruled an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.

Hofeller, who was paid millions by the Republican National Committee, left behind a trove of hard drives and flash drives detailing his work for the party. His estranged daughter discovered the files and turned them over to advocacy groups challenging the Republican policies in court.

Some of the files relate to Covington v. North Carolina, a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s racial gerrymander. The Republican-led legislature was ordered in 2016 to draw new maps by a federal district court. The Supreme Court agreed that the maps were unconstitutional but sent the case back to the district court to determine how soon the maps must be implemented, the New York Times reported.

Republicans told the court that they would not be able to redraw maps in time for a special election in 2017. The party said it had not “start[ed] the laborious process of redistricting earlier” than July 2017, and could only “begin the process of compiling a record in July 2017 with a goal of enacting new plans by the end of the year.” State GOP leaders said they needed additional time to “engage in internal discussions about the design of remedial districts” and “prepare draft remedial plans.” The court was convinced and allowed the illegal map to stay in place for another year.

During a legislative hearing, North Carolina state Rep. David Lewis, a Republican who led the redistricting effort, said that there was not “anything that has been drawn by Dr. Hofeller or anybody else that you know of that have not yet been released.”

“I have not yet drawn maps nor have I directed that maps be drawn, nor am I aware of any other entity operating in conjunction with the leadership that has drawn maps.” Lewis said.

Common Cause said the newly discovered files show that the Republican Party’s statements to the court were false.


The Hofeller files, they said, show that the party had already completed more than 97 percent of the new Senate plan and 90 percent of the new House plan by June 2017.
The GOP in North Carolina just keeps being sleazy. :tdown:
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:08 pm

There's nothing illegal about being sleazy.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Joe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:08 pm
[42]There's nothing illegal about being sleazy.[/42]
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Cunt » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Joe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:08 pm
[42]There's nothing illegal about being sleazy.[/42]
:fix:
I guess since you chased 42 off by being so progressive and inclusive, you have to imagine what he would say, so you can win arguments against him.

Not much different than when he was here, actually.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Joe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:54 pm

Cunt wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Joe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:08 pm
[42]There's nothing illegal about being sleazy.[/42]
:fix:
I guess since you chased 42 off by being so progressive and inclusive, you have to imagine what he would say, so you can win arguments against him.

Not much different than when he was here, actually.
:yawn: You're still here?
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Hermit » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:45 am

Hermit wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:28 am
JimC wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am
"The tyranny of the metric system"...

:funny:
Tucker Carlson's ignorance shines once again in all its squalor. The reign of terror and Robespierre lay six years in the past when the metric system was first formalised in 1799. Although Napoleon attempted to spread it throughout Continental Europe after he became Emperor in 1804, it didn't catch on until the middle of the 19th century, and when it did, it was because it was a more efficient, easier and above all cheaper system to use in commerce, engineering and science than traditional units. In other words, it was not imposed so much than adopted because it is better.
Joe wrote:
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Plus, it's much easier.
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Post by Tero » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 am

Texas law bans cities from doing business with Planned Parenthood
The Texas governor has signed a law banning cities and counties from doing business with Planned Parenthood and any affiliate of an abortion provider, according to local reports:

BREAKING: Gov. Abbott has signed into law SB 22, banning cities and counties from doing business with Planned Parenthood and any affiliate of an abortion provider.
Effective Sept. 1.
Would ban Austin's $1 a year lease to a PP clinic.#txlege

The law is scheduled to into effect on 1 September.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Tero » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:37 pm

I don't know why Republicans would care...may be more true of American Democrats
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Post by Cunt » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:11 pm

Tero wrote:
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I don't know why Republicans would care...may be more true of American Democrats
stop global warming driving.jpg
With the fashion business being a bigger destroyer of worlds than republicans OR democrats, it's HILARIOUS to see all the logo's emblazoned on cheap clothing, advertising the fact that we really don't give a SHIT about 'the environment'.

Fuck, lots of folks will brag about doing without their car, but their washer and dryer? NEVER! Gotta wash up some more disposable, shitty and costly clothing! Oohhh - look! This one has the Greenpeace logo!!!
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Post by Tero » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:32 pm

What is the word? I had to look it up: greenwashing.
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Post by Tero » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm

McConnell Blocks Election Security, Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:47 pm

Yeah, McConnell should go down as a sleazy footnote in American political history. Though his little empire of corruption doesn't quite reach the depths of Tammany Hall and the Daly machine, it's still impressive in its national scope. So nice when a couple works together for mutual benefit, don't you think?



'Chao created special path for McConnell’s favored projects'
The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection.

Chao’s aide Todd Inman, who stated in an email to McConnell’s Senate office that Chao had personally asked him to serve as an intermediary, helped advise the senator and local Kentucky officials on grants with special significance for McConnell — including a highway-improvement project in a McConnell political stronghold that had been twice rejected for previous grant applications.

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