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Wednesday, September 06, 2023

A judge in New Mexico declared that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was an "insurrection," the first time any court has done so, and barred Otero County Commissioner and "Cowboys for Trump" founder Couy Griffin from office for participating in the riot. read more


"Woke--it's just four letters, but it has had a big impact on Republican politics ahead of the 2024 election. It's hard to avoid criticism of, quote, "wokeness" and "wokeism" among GOP presidential hopefuls."
Wokeness and wokesim are terms mainly defined and used by Republicans today. There ain't nothing wrong with being woke in the right context. It could save a life--or a minority voter's vote:

MONTANARO: The word has a long history. It was used in Black protest songs dating back to the early 20th century, including by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, the singer of the 1938 song "Scottsboro Boys."
HUDDIE LEDBETTER: (Singing) Go to Alabama and you better watch out. The landlord'll get you, going to jump and shout. Scottsboro, Scottsboro boys, tell you what it's all about. I'm going to tell all you colored people...
MONTANARO: Here's Ledbetter speaking about the song in what's believed to be the first audio recording of the use of the word woke. An old record--it's hard to hear, but he says in Alabama, be careful and stay woke.

With what's happening today in Alabama, folks still need to stay woke. Why? Because the so-called colorblind conservatives in the state are fixing to keep the fix in place, if at all possible:
A 3-judge panel rejected the maps for Congressional districts drawn by Alabama's GOP-led legislature in violation of a SCOTUS ruling under the Voting Rights Act & has appointed a special master to draw a new map.

The bears are repeating.

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