Anyway, I was browsing the web this morning, and I saw where Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has declared that her prediction as it relates to the supremes striking down a key enforcement provision of the Voting Rights Act having dire consequences, is turning out to be spot on.
Take, for instance, what is happening in North Carolina. The state's republican lawmakers have lost their minds now that they have taken control, and they are now going to make sure that minorities and poor people have no access to the ballot box. No pesky federal government to watch over how they disenfranchise thousands and thousands of people. I suspect that it won't be long before we go back to the days of having to prove we can read and write or that we own property before we can have the privilege of voting in some states here in America.
Down in Texas (I wish they would just go ahead and secede) they are doing their best to suppress votes as well, and the only thing in Texas in more danger than poor people and minorities is a woman's womb.
I was glad to see Eric Holder address this issue at the Urban League get together in Philly. He has vowed that his justice department will be watching these states and will be proactive in coming months. (*Breaking! The Justice Department is asking to reinstate The Voting Rights Act in Texas.)
We will see. I like Holder, the fact that wingnuts hate him so much is reason enough for me to like the guy. All that hateration from the right wing; he must be doing something right.
Finally, this Zimmerman rescue story. I am not big on conspiracy theories, but....
"This was a suspicious story from the beginning.
The initial report was that George Zimmerman was ‘just coincidentally’ driving by after a car accident occurred, that he leaped out of his vehicle, fire extinguisher in hand, to come to the rescue of the family of four trapped inside as the vehicle caught fire, pulling them to safety. That was followed by the claim that the family he rescued had planned a press event to thank George Zimmerman, but that they canceled due to threats from Trayvon Martin supporters.
What did occur was that an accident occurred where a car slid on its side into a median. People at the scene called 911, which went to the Sanford office of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. BEFORE responding to the 911 call, News Ball.com reports that Seminole Sheriff’s Dept. Officer Patrick Rehder, a self-styled friend and supporter of Zimmerman, contacted Zimmerman by cell phone directing him to go to the accident so as to appear to be a hero. News Ball.com also provides a social media screen capture of a curious statement about Rehder taking pleasure when someone gets credit for something they did not do.
Rehder’s name appears on the accident report as the responding officer; social media shows his connection to Zimmerman." [Source]
Wingnut sites, of course, have a different take on things.
I am not sure where this is all going, but it should be interesting to see it all develop.