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    Districts and Citizenship

    I was somewhat amused when this showed up in my news feed. Generally, I think of Kobach as yet another in a long line seeking to restrict access to voting as a way of dealing with the simple reality that registered Republicans (nationwide) represent 24% of the electorate, while Democrats represent 31%. (http://www.people-press.org/2016/09/...ers-1992-2016/).

    In this case, I agree with him. Congressional districts should be based on registered, legal voters. They should not be based on simple population numbers.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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    I don't know if this is a real story or not but sheesh Carpe...

    1. You have been going around mocking MM about using biased news sources, basically conservative rags like Breitbart, yet here you are quoting from an article by a very biased liberal rag.
    2. It is literally called "Talking Points Memo" - something we routinely tease JimL about "Well it is apparent JimL has been getting his views from the liberal talking points" - so welcome to the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I don't know if this is a real story or not but sheesh Carpe...

    1. You have been going around mocking MM about using biased news sources, basically conservative rags like Breitbart, yet here you are quoting from an article by a very biased liberal rag.
    2. It is literally called "Talking Points Memo" - something we routinely tease JimL about "Well it is apparent JimL has been getting his views from the liberal talking points" - so welcome to the club.
    As I said, Sparko, I was amused when it showed up. Brietbart also shows up in that feed. I have never been to this site before, and was only there this time because the headline caught my eye. My sole comment about the article was that I actually agreed with the position being attributed to Kobach, so I am not sure what the objection is? I have said nothing in defense of the site or even the accuracy of the article.

    I also do not remember "mocking" anyone. I have expressed a dislike for Brietbart and explained why. MM uses it and defends it. I have noted that tells me a good deal about how he obtains and processes information. If you read "mocking" into my posts, I can assure you I did not put it there.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    2. It is literally called "Talking Points Memo" - something we routinely tease JimL about "Well it is apparent JimL has been getting his views from the liberal talking points" - so welcome to the club.
    It's "liberal talking points for dummies", to be more precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    As I said, Sparko, I was amused when it showed up. Brietbart also shows up in that feed. I have never been to this site before, and was only there this time because the headline caught my eye. My sole comment about the article was that I actually agreed with the position being attributed to Kobach, so I am not sure what the objection is? I have said nothing in defense of the site or even the accuracy of the article.

    I also do not remember "mocking" anyone. I have expressed a dislike for Brietbart and explained why. MM uses it and defends it. I have noted that tells me a good deal about how he obtains and processes information. If you read "mocking" into my posts, I can assure you I did not put it there.
    Why do you have liberal rags in your news feed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Why do you have liberal rags in your news feed?
    My news feed is Google. If I only click on liberal sources, Google adjusts and gives me only liberal stories. If I only click on conservative ones, it does the reverse. Ergo, I make it a point to regularly look at stories across the political spectrum so Google does not develop a "preference." I can tell when I am sliding left or right in my reading habits by what Google puts in my feed. It's a reasonable way to keep my reading balanced. As I noted, Brietbart also appears.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    My news feed is Google. If I only click on liberal sources, Google adjusts and gives me only liberal stories. If I only click on conservative ones, it does the reverse. Ergo, I make it a point to regularly look at stories across the political spectrum so Google does not develop a "preference." I can tell when I am sliding left or right in my reading habits by what Google puts in my feed. It's a reasonable way to keep my reading balanced. As I noted, Brietbart also appears.
    oh OK. I thought you were referring to some sort of RSS feed you subscribe to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    oh OK. I thought you were referring to some sort of RSS feed you subscribe to.
    No - that is a sure-fire way to develop a "bubble."
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    No - that is a sure-fire way to develop a "bubble."
    how do you get google to give you a newsfeed?

    edit: never mind I found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    how do you get google to give you a newsfeed?

    edit: never mind I found it.
    I needa "pat on the head" emoji
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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