Oso Blanco 
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Re: “David Shields' new book examines the misconceptions about Southern cuisine

Really excellent review. Already wanted to check out Shields' book, but now I'm even more intrigued.

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Posted by Oso Blanco on May 18, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Tim Scott: Historic voting rights march has nothing to do with voting rights

So much griping from all directions, let's take them one at a time...

Straw men from Cid, per usual. No one here is claiming racism for questioning either Obama's policies or those of the Democratic party. You made that one up. Why? Because putting issues in simplistic terms suits your feeble mind. Also, it's a straw man argument. That's what that means.

Nofaith, how do voter ID laws protect the integrity of the ballot box? You mean the one where people can barely understand names and parties besides what their parents/friends/church/news outlet preference have told them to choose? Or maybe the one where such an impressive majority of American patriots (36.4 percent in 2014, 58 percent in 2012) turn out to cast their vote? Integrity questions aside, voter fraud is a minor problem. Yet Republicans--I must prefer those damn libtards, because here comes some criticism of the Grand Ole Party--have pushed for them in predominantly black voter districts, have openly stated that it would help them win majorities in areas like Pennsylvania, and are well aware that the ethnic groups statistically less likely to own licenses that could serve as voter IDs typically vote Democrat. Call them poor, call them disenfranchised, call them minorities - they're still Americans, whether you like it or not. And unless these states just mail voter IDs to all residents with very little action on their part, they are forcing people to endure a process more complex than it is to simply cast a ballot - the benchmark of a democracy. Denying people the right to vote is against the Constitution - you read that, right?

CharlestonNative - regardless of your children's age(s), they should either (1) not be reading City Paper, or (2) be mature enough to read a couple "f-bombs". They probably see it more often from social media than they do here.

The main message of this post was about voter rights, which Tim Scott doesn't care about and which doesn't want to compare with the previous struggle - a period where it was supposed to be guaranteed by law and when his forebears either witnessed or experienced firsthand the blatant discrimination. The message of people who DO compare the original march with recent voter discrimination is that the fight is not over, not that this is the same fight. But Scott can't even start to make those distinctions. He knows that if he draws the comparison, he dooms himself within his party and his constituents, who won't accept that America is anything but a sugar-coated land of job creators and smiling middle class families. He plays politics - okay. It's the extent to which he does so that this article is so concerned with.

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Posted by Oso Blanco on March 9, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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