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Monday, September 12, 2022

As a new wave of restrictions makes voting harder for people who struggle to read -- now 1 in 5 Americans -- people like Olivia Coley-Pearson have taken up the fight, even if it makes her a target.

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George Carlin always told a joke about if voting made a difference they would make it illegal. Well who's working hard to make it illegal? That's because they know it makes a difference.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-09-12 11:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You have the right to vote even if you don't speak or read English."

Republicans disaagree with this.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since America has NO official, state-mandated language, how can anyone make it a requirement that you be able to read a particular language before you can vote? They could just as easily require that you be able to read Mandarin or Latin, and it would be just as legally defensible.

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-09-12 11:26 AM | Reply

Let's be clear, republic*nts only want to prevent minorities from voting because they cannot buy their votes.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-12 12:28 PM | Reply

Buying votes? You mean like paying off college loans?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2022-09-12 03:12 PM | Reply

This leftist argument is getting old. I mean if you're not capable to vote because you can't read well enough to fill in a ballet than maybe you shouldn't vote in the first place. But this is today's Democratic voter, they have no idea what they are voting for.

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2022-09-12 03:16 PM | Reply

Let's be clear, republic*nts only want to prevent minorities from voting because they cannot buy their votes.

Let's be clear, Leftist ---- buys votes from "minorities" with other peoples' money.

#7 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 03:17 PM | Reply

"Let's be clear, Leftist ---- buys votes from "minorities" with other peoples' money."

Like PPP loans?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

The only adult I've know who couldn't read was the guy who trained me. He was smart and well informed but he grew up in a a farming community and dropped out of school to work on a tobacco farm at an age that would be illegal theses days.

Trying to tie the ability to read English with a level of intelligence or being informed is either stupid or uninformed.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-09-12 03:22 PM | Reply

Like PPP loans?

You mean PPP Loans to make payroll when the --------- who run government force a Plandemic-theater shutdown?

No, Snoofy.

Not "LiKe PpP LoAnS"

#10 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 03:26 PM | Reply

can't read well enough to fill in a ballet

That's kind of funny.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-12 03:28 PM | Reply

"Kinwood Estates mobile home park"

LOL...sorry, it's just a funny name.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-12 03:28 PM | Reply

"You mean PPP Loans to make payroll when the --------- who run government force a Plandemic-theater shutdown?"

^
President Trump was running the government at that time, correct?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 03:30 PM | Reply

"You mean PPP Loans to make payroll when the --------- who run government force a Plandemic-theater shutdown?"

The fine art studio of -----, known for sculpting metal balloon animals that fetch tens of millions of dollars at auction, got a loan for up to $2 million, supporting 53 jobs. www.nbcnews.com

^
LOL @ Pinche supporting that.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 03:32 PM | Reply

President Trump was running the government at that time, correct?

Was the federal government force-closing businesses?

#15 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 03:33 PM | Reply

"Trying to tie the ability to read English with a level of intelligence or being informed is either stupid or uninformed."

That's an interesting take. My great grandfather was illiterate. He held down a job as a brick layer through the depression and worked on the Empire State Building. He never argued that literacy wouldn't have made being well informed, or that it wouldn't have made taking advantage of his innate intelligence, much easier. In fact that is just the opposite thinking he imparted on his children.

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-09-12 03:34 PM | Reply

Was the federal government force-closing businesses?
#15 | POSTED BY MAO_CONTENT

^
Was the Federal government powerless to stop state and local governments from force-closing businesses?
Is that why you liked Trump, the impotence?

This also means that all 50 states were in on planning the plandemic, right?
So Much Winning!
#MAGA

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 03:40 PM | Reply

"My great grandfather was illiterate. He held down a job as a brick layer through the depression "

Well there's the problem.
Now that we teach kids to read, they don't grow up to be adults that can hold down a job through the depression.
I read real good, and I've been unemployed plenty of times! I blame my parents and the schools, for teaching me to read. It ruined my life!

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 03:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#16

Yes it makes being informed much easier however I note you didn't call your great grandfather uninformed or stupid.

Learning to read is darn near a life hack that makes just about everything easier however it is not a requirement for staying informed or being intelligent it just makes those two things much easier.

#19 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-09-12 03:47 PM | Reply

Was the Federal government powerless to stop state and local governments from force-closing businesses?

Pretty much.

You appear to have a difficult time grasping and understanding the concept of Federalism.

Is it because you're ignorant or simply being obtuse?

#20 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 04:01 PM | Reply

"Was the Federal government powerless to stop state and local governments from force-closing businesses?"
"Pretty much."

Why did all the Red states go along with it?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:04 PM | Reply

And with regards to PPP loans vs. the recent political stunt, a small business owner is far more inherently valuable to society than some millennial ---- with a humanities degree. Trying to compare the two is an exercise in absurdity.

#22 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 04:05 PM | Reply

"And with regards to PPP loans vs. the recent political stunt, a small business owner is far more inherently valuable to society than some millennial ---- with a humanities degree."

Actually, if a business owner takes a government handout -- they are by definition a leech on society!
Yes, the average forgiven PPP loan is far more than $20,000 student loan relief
www.verifythis.com

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:11 PM | Reply

Eberly will tell you his company took out a million in PPP loans and just pocketed it.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:12 PM | Reply

Yes, the average forgiven PPP loan is far more than $20,000 student loan relief

That's because the average payroll is a hell of a lot more than $20,000. You're comparing two different things that have nothing to do with each other.

It's a stupid talking point.

#25 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 04:18 PM | Reply

"That's because the average payroll is a hell of a lot more than $20,000."

Average Student Loan Debt
$1.75 trillion in total student loan debt (including federal and private loans)
$28,950 owed per borrower on average
www.forbes.com

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:22 PM | Reply

"It's a stupid talking point."

Congratulations, that means you're probably able to discern that it's as stupid as the
"Buying votes? You mean like paying off college loans?"
To which it was a retort.

You probably won't want to publicly admit it.
And that's because by being a victim, you've learned when not to speak.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:25 PM | Reply

#22 | Posted by Mao_Content

You do realize that almost 50% of student loan debt is held by people who do not have a four-year degree. There are millions of Americans who this will help that are barbers and car mechanics, medical assistants and dental technicians, etc.
Why are you against helping regular working folks?

#28 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-09-12 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"Why are you against helping regular working folks?"

Same reason he doesn't think a man's daughter should be allowed to abort their daddy's fetus without parental consent.
The cruelty is the point.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 04:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That's because the average payroll is a hell of a lot more than $20,000."

Bad barometer. Per capita should be the measurement.

Loan forgiveness for student loans: $10K-$20K.

Loan forgiveness for business loans: Up to $100K per employee.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-09-12 05:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Let's be clear, Leftist ---- buys votes from "minorities" with other peoples' money.

#7 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-12 03:17 PM | Reply | Flag

www.wcjb.com

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that COVID-19 relief funds will be sent directly to struggling families.

According to Business Insider, eligible recipients will receive $450 for every child in the family.

www.clickorlando.com

Gov. DeSantis grants $1K bonuses to first responders across Florida

www.politico.com

The Florida governor on Thursday unveiled a $99.7 billion proposed spending plan that comes as DeSantis gears up for his 2022 reelection and continues to generate buzz as a top-tier potential 2024 White House hopeful. The governor's budget is packed with federal stimulus funds from the Biden administration that DeSantis wants to use for his most politically popular programs, including a gas tax break and $1,000 bonuses for police and teachers.

Ron DeSanturd is a leftist now.

#31 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-13 07:19 AM | Reply

That's because the average payroll is a hell of a lot more than $20,000.

That would be a legitimate argument if payroll was the only component of costs used to forgive PPP loans instead of lumping in rent, utilities, mortgage interest, health insurance, cost of business operations, cell phones and pension plan payments AND if that business would not ALSO be able to claim EMPLOYEE RETENTION TAX CREDIT (a refundable tax credit against payroll taxes for the business) for employee wages IN ADDITION to PPP Forgiveness.

Businesses were also allowed to DEDUCT the expenses paid with the PPP loans that was forgiven. So it was completely free money from the government that in many cases were taken out of the business by the owners to buy cars, yachts and vacations.

Payroll was only required to be 60% of the expenses forgiven.

#32 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-13 07:30 AM | Reply

"Ron DeSanturd is a leftist now."

Who is facing Val Demings in November.

#33 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-09-13 07:58 AM | Reply

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You're disappointed, aren't you?

#34 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-13 08:53 AM | Reply

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