published Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Voting Rights Act

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Another alarmist cartoon by the lefty. Let me guess, now we'll see a ton of attacks on Clarence Thomas. There's nothing quite like the hate of a Democrat toward a black man who is a conservative. You stay in your place, BOY! Who says you can leave the plantation!

June 26, 2013 at 12:15 a.m.
jjmez said...

re: a black man, You stay in your place, BOY! Who says you can leave the plantation!

So true, zableedo. The right sure like to keep their slaves in line and on the plantation. Remember how Republicans turned on Colin Powell when he initially attempted to take a stance against invading Iraq, but finally caved like a good slave is expected to do? As Powell described the Repubs ostracizing of him, "They put me on ice." Gave him the cold shoulder in meetings. Left him out of meetings. Condoleeza Rice had to insist that Powell be included in several meetings. He was only slightly invited back into the klan when he somewhat remembered his place.

June 26, 2013 at 1:04 a.m.
fairmon said...

What principle of the constitution did they not properly consider? Who will not be allowed to vote that should be allowed to? Is it not amazing when 9 supposedly highly intelligent legal experts see the same information, compare it to the same constitution and 5 reach a totally different conclusion than the other 4? Surely they don't allow their personal opinions and ideology to taint their ruling?

June 26, 2013 at 4:53 a.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon, you are certainly not that obtuse, are you?

The United States leader loves to tout to the world that we are a Bastian of Democracy and that voting should be fair and equal, but many people give lip service to that ideal.

Preventing any or all of the people from being allowed to vote is not necessarily the biggest problem with this ruling.

For years, the GOP primarily, has been working behind the scenes to skirt provisions of the VRA in order to make minority votes count far less than those of their supporters.

The problem is that GOP dominated State legislatures in those 9 states and special districts are now going to be effectively free to gerrymander voting districts to try to get extra votes unfairly, usually by altering boundaries, in order to gain an unfair political advantage in future elections.

Presidential elections are not affected for the most part, but elections for Congressional representatives are deeply affected by these efforts.

And before anyone even suggests that the GOP is not directly involved in doing exactly that, and that it is not on their minds at all times, peruse the following document;

http://www.rslc.com/redmap_2012_summary_report

June 26, 2013 at 7:38 a.m.
conservative said...

I have always been amazed at how the wicked left/Liberals/Demoncrats/Socialists have continually succeeded in segregating black folks to the Godless government plantation.

These same group of vile people will somehow convince black folks that their right to vote is going to be taken away in order to get them to vote for their incarceration on the Godless government plantation!

June 26, 2013 at 7:57 a.m.
EaTn said...

The Supreme Court is suppose to provide an unbiased ruling on the Constitution test for various laws. If the reasonably minded SC Justices were unbiased they would not often split decisions down the party line that nominated them for their position. The voting rights, like their ruling on installing Bush as President, are two examples.

June 26, 2013 at 8:14 a.m.
alprova said...

conservative, your assessments of the left is quite equal with your assessments of the Bible.

I'm sure that they make sense to yourself, but that's just about the extent of it.

Minorities know full and well which political party gives a hoot about them and which one does not and no amount of wishful thinking will ever change it.

June 26, 2013 at 8:17 a.m.
riverman said...

Unfortunately they left the ban on literacy tests, overturn that and the Dimocrats would have been a dead party. Poor and stupid people should not be allowed to vote.

June 26, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpy: I try hard to savvy your points. On this one, you're off the charts. As Easy would say, all your thoughts on the evil of this court's decision are just conjecture. Is this not the same "wise" court that gave us Obamacare?

June 26, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.
conservative said...

alprova,

Regretably, I have read some of your assessments of the Bible:

YOU wrote "Jesus was simply a human"

YOU wrote "Jesus cannot be God,"

YOU wrote "Jesus did indeed sin"

YOU wrote "Was Jesus a perfect man while on Earth? Although few and far between, there is scripture that suggests that Jesus was not perfect."

YOU wrote "Did Jesus deceive or lie? One instance in the New Testament seems to offer that he did"

These few examples of which there are many more, should be more than enough for anyone to assess your standing with God.

Repent!

June 26, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
alprova said...

The GOP are very fearful that one or more of the Supremes will decide to retire or may pass away.

If I were Obama, I'd find the most liberal 30 year old I could find to nominate for the position. Of Course, Rand Paul would feign another filibuster, but the howling would be heard on Venus.

June 26, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
fairmon said...

Could the article I read saying liberals want as many as possible of those with the least intelligence to vote. Their targets are those easiest to influence or frighten with promises and threats. What would change if anyone in the country for whatever reason were allowed to vote one time per person tourist, illegals etc.? The only change would be in the campaign promises and tactics.

alprova said.....

Black people know full and well which political party gives a hoot about them and which one does not and no amount of wishful thinking will ever change it.


Are you serious? Do you really think either party gives a hoot about them or you or anything other than retaining their position?

June 26, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
moon4kat said...

riverman, you said "Poor . . . people should not be allowed to vote." That tells us a lot about your mindset.
As for "stupid people," do you intend to deny the vote to people who want but are denied access to a good education, or to those who are willfully ignorant. Seems many right-wing racists are in the latter category, so it's okay with me if you deny the vote to them.

June 26, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "Alpy: I try hard to savvy your points. On this one, you're off the charts. As Easy would say, all your thoughts on the evil of this court's decision are just conjecture."

How can you write that? I posted proof of that very GOP agenda.

"Is this not the same "wise" court that gave us Obamacare?"

All will be revealed on October the 1st. 'til then...

Let's be sure to discuss it then.

June 26, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...

The problem is that GOP dominated State legislatures in those 9 states and special districts are now going to be effectively free to gerrymander voting districts to try to get extra votes unfairly, usually by altering boundaries, in order to gain an unfair political advantage in future elections.

alpro...do democrat controlled legislatures not do that also? The new regime awash in credibility may not but many have in the past.

June 26, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.
alprova said...

Conservative, the day that you disprove so much as one of my statements, then you get to assess my standing with God.

You and I both know that will never happen.

June 26, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpy said: "If I were Obama, I'd find the most liberal 30 year old I could find to nominate for the position. Of Course, Rand Paul would feign another filibuster, but the howling would be heard on Venus." I'm quite sure you're serious about this statement...and it says plenty.

June 26, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
Maximus said...

Clay's cartoon on a "non issue" is boring. How about Barry The Climate Change Pimp's brave speech in front of the mindless left at Georgetown University yesterday. For one thing, your kid would get a better, more practicle, education at UTC than at Al Gore's Alma Mater, lefty, crazy liberal Georgetown. And second, what the hell is Carbon Pollution? A new term Lying Barry used during the speeck yesterday. Wow! Obama goes from one lie to another! It's always a crisis with this guy! Obama, following the communist community organizer playbook as always! "2012 was the hottest year ever!" A lie! The world,including Russia's Putin is thumbing their nose at our country.....they have no respect for the guy that is in way over his head....Obama. Finally, don't they pump CO2 into green houses to promote plant growth? Man made global warming is, like Obamacare, nothing more than a big government money and power grab! Who cares about the NSA when the IRS is going to have access to all of your health records! Hmmmmm? Ever think about that Obamer lovers? Obama is out of control man. Smith & Wesson stock is way up. Buy more!

June 26, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.
riverman said...

So moonkat, when one mentions stupid, it would appear you automatically assume they are talking about black people? Unfortunately there are a lot of poor and stupid white people who vote for the Dimocrats. Nothing racist about saying, poor and stupid, just 2 adjectives that describe white and black people.

June 26, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

If Eric Holder opposes it, it can't be all bad.

June 26, 2013 at 9:03 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova posted....

How can you write that? I posted proof of that very GOP agenda.

Proof? I read it as trying to correct past democrat abuses.

Liberal is a misleading word for envy and greed and wanting central control of everything including all social and financial aspects of peoples lives. The reaction to anything not to their liking and their agenda is proof of their objective. No wonder they go berserk over the libertarian ideology.

June 26, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

How many years did the Supreme Court warn Congress to cleanup up the vague parts of the act? And in typical Congressional fashion, they held a circle jerk in the corner and did nothing. Chalk another one up to the most incompetent Congresses in the history of the nation, not the Supreme Court. Way to go Bowhner and Polussy.

June 26, 2013 at 9:07 a.m.
jesse said...

Any one who thinks any politician cares about them other than for their vote is delusional!The dems started the war on poverty w/one idea in mind"buy the vote"! The repubs response to this was to try to gerrymander the voting process! The Dems. have been much more successful!

June 26, 2013 at 9:07 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

C'mon, conservative, give al a break. Both he and Obama said they were Christians. Ain't that enough?

June 26, 2013 at 9:13 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

The difference between conservatives and liberals is conservatives know where they've been and where they are going; liberals have no clue where they've or where they are going, but they can't wait to get there.

June 26, 2013 at 9:17 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpo: Simple yes or no question. Do you think Sharpton and Jackson are race pimps? (What are odds of yes/no only?)

June 26, 2013 at 9:25 a.m.
conservative said...

alprova,

YOUR own wicked, blasphemous words disprove you :

YOU wrote "Jesus was simply a human"

YOU wrote "Jesus cannot be God,"

YOU wrote "Jesus did indeed sin"

YOU wrote - "Was Jesus a perfect man while on Earth? Although few and far between, there is scripture that suggests that Jesus was not perfect."

YOU wrote - "Did Jesus deceive or lie? One instance in the New Testament seems to offer that he did"

Repent!

June 26, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.
jesse said...

Grats AL,between you and a bottle of stillbrook ya got con man in an uproar!

Joe,But Al ain't the RIGHT kinda Christian to suit con man!

June 26, 2013 at 9:32 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Conservatie: With all respect, can we leave the religiosity out of political discussion? Please.

June 26, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.
mrtoons said...

My sympathies Chattanooga, the air is thick with unbridled right wing hate. Very un-Jesus-like. There is a special place reserved for such "Christians".

June 26, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

mrtoons: Where's the hate? I guess that sounds good for you portsiders, but it seems to me that more hate flows of the left.

June 26, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

Al Gore lost the election because he couldn't win his home state of Tennessee. No recount showed Gore won anything. Get over it.

June 26, 2013 at 10:02 a.m.
EaTn said...

zab----home state had nothing to do with it, Al Gore won the popular vote but lost to the SC ruling. For all the Gore haters out there, had Al won we would not have Bush invading Iraq, spent a trillion dollars, lost lives and limbs, with Iraq reverting back to basically where it was before the war.

June 26, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.
riverman said...

No Mr Toons, the Chattanooga area is full of white trash liberals like you who graduated from Sand Mountain Community College. Go back to Alabama where you belong you sniveling little punk.

June 26, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

riverman punkin the toon-boy.

June 26, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Redefined by the left: abortion, gender, marriage, family, adult, racism, sep. of church & state. Any wonder why we’re so screwed up?

June 26, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Libs on Monday: SCOTUS is EVIL

Libs on Wednesday: SCOTUS ROCKS

June 26, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

re this forum, where have all the usual suspects gone?

June 26, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.
alprova said...

riverman wrote: "Unfortunately there are a lot of poor and stupid white people who vote for the Dimocrats."

Of course, that is merely your opinion and in no manner a fact.

June 26, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "Alpo: Simple yes or no question. Do you think Sharpton and Jackson are race pimps? (What are odds of yes/no only?)"

No.

Would you like me to elaborate may answer? Of course you would.

What is a race pimp? a Race pimp is what right-wing reactionaries call anyone who insists that racism was a significant problem in American history and is still alive and well in contemporary American society.

Racism, has evolved into good old fashioned bigotry. People might not think they are intellectually or physically superior to those of other races, but they don't want to interact with them on any personal level.

I have found that I like Al Sharpton. Yes, he focuses on race based issues, but then racial divide is still an issue in this country.

Many strides have been accomplished when it comes to equality for all, but we still have a long way to go. Just as the most recent depression allegedly ended in June 2009, there are still many people who are experiencing lasting effects from it.

I feel that Al Sharpton's rhetoric has evolved over time and he too is not as much a race pimp as he once may have been considered to be. Jesse Jackson is not out in the forefront these days and has largely retired from the pimp business.

If you want to discuss someone like Louis Farrakhan, then you might find that I would heartily agree that he is a race pimp.

June 26, 2013 at 3:34 p.m.
alprova said...

jesse wrote: "Grats AL,between you and a bottle of stillbrook ya got con man in an uproar!"

He sure don't like me, does he?

"Joe,But Al ain't the RIGHT kinda Christian to suit con man!"

I'm not Joe's kinda Christian either.

June 26, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.
alprova said...

riverman wrote: "No Mr Toons, the Chattanooga area is full of white trash liberals like you who graduated from Sand Mountain Community College. Go back to Alabama where you belong you sniveling little punk."

Jack, there's some of that HATE you seemed to have overlooked.

June 26, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpy: So you don't think that focusing on race based issues deepen the divide?

June 26, 2013 at 3:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Plenty of hate to go around.

June 26, 2013 at 4:40 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "Alpy: So you don't think that focusing on race based issues deepen the divide?"

Clearly, any mention of racial issues seems to irritate some people. Others nod their heads in agreement whenever issues are raised. And others shake their heads in the belief that racial issues are complete machinations raised out of thin air.

Does any discussion of racial issues tend to divide people?

That all depends on who is in the room.

June 26, 2013 at 4:43 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hard for me to see how an Al Sharpton can do anything positive for his cause..whatever it is. A century ago he would be selling snake-oil.

June 26, 2013 at 5:04 p.m.
alprova said...

I notice that the TFP has decided it is not good enough to have me pay for access to the site. I must now have to sit through an annoying advertisement that cannot be stopped.

What's the number one thing that will cause me to close a page and cancel a subscription? Auto-start ads that scare the crap out of me when my volume happens to be turned up on my speakers.

June 26, 2013 at 5:43 p.m.
jesse said...

maybe they want to kill off this site!If so they've made a good start!

I'm still gitting that pop up that tell me i've used up my 30 days but so far i just reload the page and keep on truckin!

I never turn on my speakers unless i'm on you tube gittin into some music!

June 26, 2013 at 5:49 p.m.
tifosi said...

I go to the Knoxville News Sentinel to read the news. I couldn't see the article about the death of the murderer of Sen. Tommy Burks on this site. The KNS is reader friendly.

June 26, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.
joepulitzer said...

alprova: Leader of the newest religion of the 21st Century: Humanist Christian Democrats. How's that for an oxymoron?

June 26, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.
alprova said...

joepulitzer wrote: "alprova: Leader of the newest religion of the 21st Century: Humanist Christian Democrats. How's that for an oxymoron?"

You know, I don't recall the two of us exchanging more than a few words in all the years I have been around, so I haven't formed any opinion of you. You don't really contribute very much to any discussion.

Apparently, you too have some issue with my proclamation to be a Christian, perhaps based on something I have written. What you think doesn't bother me much at all, but if you're going to take the time to express your opinions, at least have the courtesy to explain them.

What I am, kind Sir, is a Christian who does not have an ounce of hate in my heart, and one who does not used the Bible to condemn others. I damn sure am not a hypocrite.

Are you?

Having stated that, if you have some particular gripe or protest over a thing I have written, I urge you to take the time to address that which I have written that seems to bother you, get busy disproving it, or you can continue taking little potshots at me from the sidelines, like all good little chickens do.

June 26, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Recent musings by the hilarious left. SCOTUS is racist. SCOTUS is defending civil rights.

June 26, 2013 at 8:24 p.m.
joepulitzer said...

"I damn sure am not a hypocrite." I don't think it's possible to be a hypocrite under your religious system, al. Hey, know why I crossed the road?

June 26, 2013 at 8:47 p.m.
moon4kat said...

No, riverman. You are the one who assumed I was talking about black people; not I. That tells a lot about your mindset. However, as for not letting poor people vote, I guess I did think you meant to disenfranchise blacks. I made that assumption because blacks generally fair worse than whites when it comes to being allowed to accrue wealth and climb the social ladder.

June 26, 2013 at 9:48 p.m.
fairmon said...

Judge not lest you also be judged. Those Christians I know don't have to tell anyone they are it shows in the way they act and in their countenance.

June 26, 2013 at 10:25 p.m.
anniebelle said...

Plain Truth needs a remedial course in civics -- he must not be aware that the "separation of church and state" was instituted by our founding fathers, oh I don't know, I'm guessing a couple hundred years ago. You would be laughable if your ilk weren't so dangerous to our democratic republic. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...." and Article VI specifies that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The modern concept of a wholly secular government is sometimes credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke, but the phrase "separation of church and state" in this context is generally traced to a January 1, 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper.

June 27, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.
chet123 said...

HELLO ZABLEEDOFISTERIX.....I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU!....WHY WOULD YOU CREATE A NAME WITH "16" LETTERS...HA HA HA HA...MAYBE ITS TO DETER OR INCONVINENCE OTHERS FROM RESPONDING TO YOU POSTING...BUT YOUR LITTLE SCHEME DIDNT WORK...

JUNE 26 12:15AM YOU ARE DEFENDING JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS AND USING HIM AS YOUR POSTER BOY AS AN EXAMPLE OF A CONSERVATIVE HA HA HA HA HA.....FOR THE GOP/TEA-PARTY HE IS A HERO......TO THE NATION HE IS A JUDAS.....FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR HE IS A TRAITOR......HES JUST A RUBBER STAMP FOR THE GOP/TEA-PARTY.....HE HAS NO CORE VALUE.....THIS IS A MAN THAT MAKE NO STRONGE AUGUMENTS NOR HAS HE ANY GREAT WRITING....HE JUST LOOK TO SEE WHERE THE OTHER CONSERVATIVE JUDGES IS GOING WITH A DECISION AND HE RUBBER STAMP THEM.

IT REALLY AMAZES ME THAT PEOPLE LIKE ZABLEEDOFISTERIX AND GOP/TEA-PARTY USE A SPINELESS,FEEBLE,NON MORAL FORCE,SELFFISH, MONEY GRABBER LIKE CLARENCE THOMAS

June 28, 2013 at 8:16 a.m.
chet123 said...

ZABLEEDOFISTERIX...YOU REPUBLICAN KNOW HOW TO PICK THEM.....I WOULD NEVER RAISE UP A MAN THAT HAVE NO RECORD OF SUPPORT FROM HIS OWN COMMUNITY NOR RACE....

THERE'S AROUND 40,000,000 BLACKS IN AMERICA.....ARE ALL OF THEM WRONG IN THERE OPINION OF CLARENCE THOMAS HA HA HA HA HA HA

ZABLEEDOFISTERIX.....THOMAS IS A MAN THE GOP/TEA-PARTY CREATED..HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....SO I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU COME TO HIS DEFENSE HA HA HA HA HA

June 28, 2013 at 8:28 a.m.
chet123 said...

GOOD JOB CLAY........

HOW MANY BUBBLES IN A BAR OF SOAP!!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

June 28, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
chet123 said...

NOONE IS MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR GOP/TEA-PARTY CRAZINESS THAN THE SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS PEOPLE IN AMERICA

June 28, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.
chet123 said...

"CONSERVATIVE" IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF BLIND SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE POISON VILE OF HYPOCRISY.....

June 28, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
chet123 said...

THIS CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT HAVE HURT THEMSELVES....

DRED SCOTT RULING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE COURT GOING BAD.....

CONSERVATIVE JUDGES TODAY ARE POLITICAL ACTIVIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 28, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.
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