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WATCH: GOP senator defends vote suppression by saying God doesn't want Americans to vote on Sundays - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) on Wednesday defended Georgia Republicans' proposal to ban early voting on Sundays by saying allowing voting on that day would go against God's word. The Georgia Republicans' proposal to ban Sunday voting is seen by many critics as a thinly veiled effort to stop Blac...

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Republicans are peddling 'naked acts of voter suppression': Former GOP chairman


Former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele and former GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) joined forces to pen an op-ed for The Bulwark outing their party for attempting to make voting more difficult to win future elections.

They recalled that in the 1960 election, with John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon, participation was at 64 percent, the highest in 50 years. Since then, however, more people stayed home than voted. Voter turnout has increased as the respective parties continue "Get Out The Vote" campaigns, but nothing compared to the 62 percent participation in 2020.

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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

The gop does not what you or I to vote. Despicable!

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.2  bugsy  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago
The gop does not what you or I to vote

How are they stopping you...

and please be coherent in your answer.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
1.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @1.2    2 weeks ago

In Georgia black churches have traditionally participated in a "PEWS TO THE POLLS" early voting program available to everyone. The gop wants to stop this long held early voting day specifically because blacks take advantage of it more than white voters do. JIM CROW II...

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

What exactly is stopping those churches from organizing the exact same thing, just on a different day?

No one wants a return to the Democratic Party Jim Crow heydays.

At least I hope Democrats don't want that----again!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

I thought America was a secular country.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.2.4  Gordy327  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.3    2 weeks ago
I thought America was a secular country.

It's supposed to be, per the Constitution.

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
1.2.5  bbl-1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

It is.  But the billionaires are afraid they'll lose their grip on 'our' democracy hence the 'god thing' coming into play. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2.6  pat wilson  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

The really horrific item in that legislation is that it allows republicans to seize control of elections in any county they see fit to do so.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

"I thought America was a secular country."

Not if the gqp has their way.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.8  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2    2 weeks ago

You should try being coherent PERIOD

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.9  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.8    2 weeks ago
You should try being coherent PERIOD

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bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.10  bugsy  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

So you admit that white voters will be "hurt" also.

Here's an idea..

Do it on another day. There are six others to choose from.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.11  bugsy  replied to  pat wilson @1.2.6    2 weeks ago
The really horrific item in that legislation is that it allows republicans to seize control of elections in any county they see fit to do so.

Really?

Explain this

And please be coherent in your response we probably won't get.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.12  bugsy  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago
JIM CROW II...

Is there any wonder the party of slavery and Jim Crowe are now simply known as the Democratic Party?

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.3  cjcold  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Seems that voting on Sunday makes sense as many take Sunday off. 

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
1.3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  cjcold @1.3    2 weeks ago

Exactly, some employers make it particularly hard for their workers to vote on work days, like Tuesdays!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.3.1    2 weeks ago

Well, isn't it just awesome that Georgia employers have to allow up to two hour off of work to vote for qualifying employees?

 
 
 
JBB
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1.3.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.2    2 weeks ago

Why is the damn gop making it harder to vote?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @1.3.3    2 weeks ago

Maybe they're jealous of China - there you can vote as long as it's for the CCP and Xi Jinping. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
1.3.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JBB @1.3.3    2 weeks ago

The GOP can't win on ideas.... so they have to try to impact those that they don't want voting against them.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.3.3    2 weeks ago

Not harder to vote.

Easy-peasy.

Who does the law make it harder for, and how?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
1.3.7  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.2    2 weeks ago

It often takes way longer than "up to two hours" to vote in Georgia especially in minority precincts.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.8  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.7    2 weeks ago

For those who have done any research into the law, they will recognize that the new law addresses that problem.

Don't the individual counties determine where precincts are and where voting stations are?

Isn't it incumbent on those entities to provide more voting booths? Well, now they will, along with smaller precincts if they can't get voting lines down to an hour or less.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.9  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.3.5    2 weeks ago
"The GOP can't win on ideas"

The gqp can't win unless they lie, cheat, and steal VOTER SUPPRESSION

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
1.3.10  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.8    2 weeks ago

I guess we'll see. The counties are largely controlled by Republicans.  If it doesn't take long enough the state can now take over control from the counties to make sure it does.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.11  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.10    2 weeks ago

Well, all that comment does is show me that you never have even looked at the law, and are merely sticking to the talking points handed to you.

You managed to get it exactly ass-backwards.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.12  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.10    2 weeks ago
I guess we'll see. The counties are largely controlled by Republicans.  If it doesn't take long enough the state can now take over control from the counties to make sure it does.

Fulton County, GA.

Where some of the longest lines were:

Fulton County, Georgia - Wikipedia

Fulton County is one of the most reliably Democratic counties in the entire nation. It has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1876, except that of 1928 and again in 1972, when  George McGovern  could not win a single county in Georgia. The demographic character of the Democratic Party has changed; as conservative Caucasians, previously its chief members in the South, have mostly shifted to the Republican Party. In Fulton County, Democrats are composed primarily of liberal urbanites of various ethnicities, and a growing contingent of suburban voters. Except for a small sliver of Buckhead, the entire county is represented by Democrats in the U.S. House, with  David Scott  representing the southern suburbs,  Lucy McBath  representing most of the northern suburbs, which had historically been reliably Republican, and  John Lewis  representing the core of Atlanta until his death on July 17, 2020. [23]  Lewis' seat is currently represented by  Nikema Williams .
 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.3.13  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.2    2 weeks ago

Actually, it's only 30 minutes if they want to make sure they get in, only the end of day time would guarantee that. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.14  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @1.3.13    2 weeks ago

Georgia Employers Required to Give Time Off to Vote? (theemploymentlawsolution.com)

In Georgia, employees receive up to two hours of time off to vote in Georgia. [1]  However, certain restrictions are in place. First, the employee must provide reasonable notice to the employer. [2]  Second, if the employee’s work hours start two hours after the polls open, or finishes two hours before the polls close, then the employee may not receive time off to vote. [3]  Lastly, nothing in the statute indicates that the employer must pay the employee for the time off. [4]  Due to time restrictions on voting, some have voiced that election days should be a national holiday to ensure everyone has a chance to vote (wherever they are in the United States) and high turnout rates to the polls.

Please provide a link to your 30 minute claim.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.3.15  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.14    2 weeks ago

Eligibility for Voting Leave 

Paid administrative leave for voting is available to employees when their work schedule does not allow them at least two (2) hours (including travel) to vote either before or after work.  Employees who are scheduled to begin work at least two hours after the polls open or end work at least two hours before the polls close are not eligible to request paid leave for voting.  Administrative leave for voting is not available for voting mid-day.

The amount of paid administrative leave for voting that may be granted to an employee depends on the employee's work schedule and the polling hours.  In Georgia, polls usually open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Based on this information, the chart below provides some practical examples of how SPB Rule 16(12) should be applied:
 

Schedule Shift

Eligible for Voting Leave

Reason

​Eligible Amount of Voting Leave

6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
No
Employee ends work more than 2 hours before poll closure.
  None
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
No
Employee ends work more than 2 hours before poll closure.
  ​None
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 (1 hour lunch)
Yes
Employee begins/ends work within 2 hours of poll closure. Thirty minutes of voting leave will ensure the employee has a full two hours to vote.
30 minutes at the beginning of the workday or 30 minutes at the end of the workday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
No
Employee's shift ends 2 hours before poll closure.
None
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
No
Employee's shift begins more than 2 hours after polls open.
None
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
No
Employee's shift begins 2 hours after polls open.
None
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
Yes
Employee does not have at least 2 hours before or after work to vote.
2 hours at the beginning of the workday or 30 minutes at the end of the workday

As I said, if one wants to make sure to get in to vote within 2 hours, the 30 minutes at the END of the day would be their ONLY guarantee since they will still be able to vote no matter how long the line. 

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
1.3.16  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.12    2 weeks ago

Kinda makes my point.  The reliably Republican counties don't have lines.  You're in and out in a jiffy.  It's the state allocating more money and voting machines in Republican counties and less in Democratic counties.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.17  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @1.3.15    2 weeks ago

so they get time off to vote, just like I said.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.18  Tessylo  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.16    2 weeks ago

Not in Tex-ASS I suppose!

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.3.19  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.17    2 weeks ago
so they get time off to vote, just like I said.

No Tex, my link proves that it isn't 'just like' you said. Just stop. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.20  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @1.3.19    2 weeks ago

simple question, easily answered by a yes or no.

Do GA employers have to give time off to vote if you start and end your shift two hours before the polls open and close?

just yes or no

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.21  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.16    2 weeks ago

prove that please

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.3.22  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.21    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.3.23  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @1.3.22    2 weeks ago

Funny how someone complaining about "context" provide this crap instead of what was asked.

Just skip it---I didn't ask you anyways.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.3.24  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.23    2 weeks ago
Funny how someone complaining about "context" 

Please learn the difference between commenting and complaining. 

provide this crap instead of what was asked.

It's a unique study on wait times at polling places all over the country and documents that there are indeed longer wait times in AA districts. 

Just skip it---I didn't ask you anyways.

It doesn't matter WHO you asked Tex. That's not how this shit works. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Expert
2  Hallux    2 weeks ago

One could always put drop boxes in the churches but then Catholic churches hand out 'food' and 'wine' ...

 
 
 
MrFrost
Masters Principal
2.1  MrFrost  replied to  Hallux @2    2 weeks ago
'food' and 'wine' ...

Probably illegal. 

 
 
 
cjcold
PhD Quiet
2.2  cjcold  replied to  Hallux @2    2 weeks ago

Have been voting by mail/internet for years now in my state. The Kochs shut down so many polling places that it became necessary.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
2.2.1  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @2.2    2 weeks ago

same here, and no sheet wearing trumpster sycophants will be changing that.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @2.2    2 weeks ago

Which places did they close?

 
 
 
cjcold
PhD Quiet
2.2.3  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

Live in the land of OZ and have been voting by mail since I can't vote in my own home town anymore. 

How would a Texan know just how much the Kochs screwed up Kansas.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @2.2.3    2 weeks ago

Spectacular answer--had I asked the questions your "answers" go to.

 
 
 
cjcold
PhD Quiet
2.2.5  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.4    2 weeks ago

Thanks to far right wing rednecks many polling places have been closed.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @2.2.5    2 weeks ago

Awww.

My polling places were open!

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
2.2.7  bugsy  replied to  cjcold @2.2.5    2 weeks ago
Thanks to far right wing rednecks many polling places have been closed.

Hmmm. I live in a southern state and all of the polling places that were open in the past were open this past election.

I guess your comment was....not truthful?

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
2.2.8  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @2.2.7    2 weeks ago

Your anecdotal account has zero to do with the fact that many polling places were closed in urban and minority districts in red states where voters are more likely to vote blue...

Therefore your comment is rated as bullshit!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.9  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @2.2.8    2 weeks ago

That's what all her comments are - BULLSHIT!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

If I'm not mistaken she quoted from Exodus which is the old Testament and it has nothing to do with the sabbath being Sunday. It's Jewish and the Sabbath is from Friday evening until Saturday evening. 

Did she campaign on Sunday? Was she swore in on Sunday? 

Oh my, the answer is yes to both questions. 

Once again proving that she has no idea what she is talking about.

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
3.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

Isn't the Old Testament just Jewish scripture?

Comical.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @3.1    2 weeks ago
Isn't the Old Testament just Jewish scripture?

Yes it is and that was my point. 

She is a RW ditz.

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
3.1.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Can only shake my head at so called Christians repeating Jewish scripture.

I bet it is the same with some nazi scum. Hating the Jews while at the same time clinging to the Old Testament bible.

Dumbasses.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Ender @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

she'll be protecting the jews until jesus tells her it's time to convert them or kill them.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
3.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago
Once again proving that she has no idea what she is talking about.

It's not so much that she has no idea what she's talking about, though that is no doubt true, it's that she's a shameless liar much like many of her fellow Republicans who are desperate to silence black voters in their States.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
3.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

Damn, was gonna point that out, that not only is the sabbath not on Sunday but that if you want to be literal about it then they couldn’t do much of ANYTHING from Friday night to Saturday night.

Just more of that good ol paying attention to the Bible when it is convenient and ignoring it when it isn’t.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
4  devangelical    2 weeks ago

she's the same feckless antebellum c**t that felt different about campaigning for office on sundays. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @4    2 weeks ago

What a hateful inbred bitch!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
4.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  devangelical @4    2 weeks ago

What do you wanna bet the Bible never stopped her from going shopping on a Sunday? 

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
5  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

256

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
6  Ender    2 weeks ago

Yeah, yeah. This dumb asshole is from my state.

She is an embarrassment that was first appointed to the position.

Add in the fact that most people around here would vote for an R even if they were on stage in a casket.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
6.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @6    2 weeks ago

there, there, don't feel so bad. every state has their little enclaves of semi-functional rwnj idiots.

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
6.1.1  Ender  replied to  devangelical @6.1    2 weeks ago

I can't stand the woman.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
6.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Ender @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

you know she's a real daughter of the confederacy.

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
6.1.3  Ender  replied to  devangelical @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

With pics to prove it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Sophomore Principal
7  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Completely idiotic.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
8  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

I have come to realize that this is probably a monumental waste of time, but can any person who is claiming the law is racist or suppresses any voters explain exactly how the laws do that?

Sure, it is easy to screech about suppression, and I get that the news people on CNN and MSNBC have told you the law was racist and suppressing, but in my experience, no one here can actually define what in the law is suppressing or who it is suppressing.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
8.1  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @8    2 weeks ago

pffft, the "maybe we just like to wear sheets" defense...

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
8.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @8.1    2 weeks ago

I hope that made sense to you--that will make one.

Congrats on continuing the streak of people claiming something and then being incapable of supporting the claim with anything even close to resembling facts.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
8.1.2  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.1    2 weeks ago
Congrats on continuing the streak of people claiming something and then being incapable of supporting the claim with anything even close to resembling facts.

Yea I have seen you asking multiple people why they think the law is racist, and not one of them has answered...just come but with thinly veiled insults calling you a racist.

They know there is nothing racist about it. They are just told it was....and are told to repeat that.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  bugsy @8.1.2    2 weeks ago

One has to wonder how naive you all are. 

In January, Georgia elected two Democratic US senators for the first time since the mid 70's. That is a long long time in politics. Black voter turnout was the key to those two Democrats winning.  Now Georgia just has to have new voter restrictions to "restore" Trump voters faith in Georgia elections. LOL. 

Explanations that make sense may not work, but here goes. ANY new restrictions on voting in Georgia may negatively effect black voter turnout. That is why they are doing it .  You would have to be Stevie Wonder not to see that. 

I hope you two consider this an "answer" to your endless "questions". 

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
8.1.4  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.3    2 weeks ago

Nope...you still have not answered why the law is "racist". You are saying any new restriction could reduce black voting. Are white voters somehow exempt from the same restrictions simply because they are white? And if you answer yes, then maybe you need to check your own racism.

If you can't make up a good answer...then say so.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
8.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @8.1.4    2 weeks ago

But we were told that the law is racist, so it MUST be!!!!!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.3    2 weeks ago
"One has to wonder how naive you all are."

It's not naive - that has a ring of innocence to it.

It's willful ignorance.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
8.1.7  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

When you do things like limiting drop box locations, reducing voting sites, limit the days and hours people can vote etc, and make sure that these policies will impact certain communities, especially those made up primarily of minority groups, it isn’t hard to see how they can be construed as racist.

Personally I think everyone should automatically be registered to vote when they turn 18, only need to register again if you move (if applicable), universal mail in voting for those who request it (no questions), and the election period should be a full 7 days long. As far as election security goes, meh no need to change anything since election officials at the federal and state level have said this past election was possibly the most secure in history. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
8.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8.1.7    2 weeks ago

Some like to see racism in everything, some of us don't.

Is there one thing different that any minority must do to vote compared to white people?

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
8.1.9  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.8    2 weeks ago
Is there one thing different that any minority must do to vote compared to white people?

Well, according to most liberals, especially many white liberals, minorities should be able to do the same things as whites, which of course they should, however, the difference is, those white liberals think they can't do things without the help of those same white liberals.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
9  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I guess there was not enough room on the tablets to include the 11th Commandment....THOU SHALL NOT VOTE ON SUNDAYS.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9    2 weeks ago

" guess there was not enough room on the tablets to include the 11th Commandment....THOU SHALL NOT VOTE ON SUNDAYS."

That  must have been one of the original fifteen

 
 
 
Tacos!
PhD Expert
10  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

So, you can’t vote on Sunday because of the Sabbath, but football is ok?

 
 
 
cjcold
PhD Quiet
10.1  cjcold  replied to  Tacos! @10    2 weeks ago

Sundays and Monday nights work for me.

Go Chiefs!

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
10.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  cjcold @10.1    2 weeks ago

Go Browns.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
10.1.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  bbl-1 @10.1.1    2 weeks ago

Are you taking the Browns to the super bowl? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself.

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
10.1.3  bbl-1  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @10.1.2    2 weeks ago

Why you snarky thing.  lol

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
10.2  Veronica  replied to  Tacos! @10    2 weeks ago

But God wants my team to win & for Tom Brady to win another superbowl.....

 
 
 
Tacos!
PhD Expert
10.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Veronica @10.2    2 weeks ago

I don’t know about your team, but Tom Brady clearly has some divine help.

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
10.2.2  bbl-1  replied to  Veronica @10.2    2 weeks ago

Which god?

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
10.2.3  Veronica  replied to  bbl-1 @10.2.2    2 weeks ago

Whichever one you choose - I prefer the Goddesses.  

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
10.2.4  Veronica  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.1    2 weeks ago

Yea, men in striped shirts.

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
10.2.5  bbl-1  replied to  Veronica @10.2.3    2 weeks ago

As do I.  Taylor Swift comes to mind.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
10.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tacos! @10    2 weeks ago

Football and pretty much every other activity you can think of are cool, but voting is a big no no. Or didn’t you see that part in the Bible?

 
 
 
Tacos!
PhD Expert
10.3.1  Tacos!  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10.3    2 weeks ago

One of the more damaging things done with religion is the practice of claiming that anything a person wants to believe is somehow justified in the Bible. I mean, I know the Bible has a lot of pages, but it’s just not reasonable to imagine that every topic we can imagine is in there.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Participates
11  MonsterMash    2 weeks ago

Yesterday we had an article saying classical music was racist, today not being allowed to vote on Sundays is racist. Wouldn't surprise me if people that use white sheets on their beds are called racist.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
11.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MonsterMash @11    2 weeks ago

If more black voters than white vote on Sunday ( I believe there have been instances where black churches have organized car caravans to early voting polling places after Sunday services) , then curtailing Sunday voting could be perceived as racist.  It's also interesting that apparently only white godly people feel voting on Sunday is against God's will. 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Participates
11.1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  JohnRussell @11.1    2 weeks ago
It's also interesting that apparently only white godly people feel voting on Sunday is against God's will. 

I'm a white Christian, I don't think voting on Sundays goes against God's will, nor do I think banning Sunday voting is racist.

 
 
 
cjcold
PhD Quiet
11.1.2  cjcold  replied to  MonsterMash @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

I am a white atheist and voting on Sunday is just easier.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
12  Gordy327    2 weeks ago
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) on Wednesday defended Georgia Republicans' proposal to ban early voting on Sundays by saying allowing voting on that day would go against God's word.

Who cares? God has no place or say in our secular government. So invoking God is a poor reason to ban early voting. Or a poor reason for anything else.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Remember that deJoy is still Postmaster General so he'll help out the Republicans by using the methods he did for the November election.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
14  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

Gotta love how some people have the unbelievable arrogance to think they know the 'mind' of what would be the grandest entity possible, the supreme entity, the arbiter of everything.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
14.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  TᵢG @14    2 weeks ago

Let's be honest, what Hyde-Smith really does not like is that black church have historically used "Pews to the Polls" Sunday voting to get out the black vote...

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
15  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     2 weeks ago

Beware of those who do evil in the name of God. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
15.1  Gordy327  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @15    2 weeks ago
Beware of those who do evil in the name of God. 

“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion.”
― Steven Weinberg

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
15.1.1  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Gordy327 @15.1    2 weeks ago
With or without religion

Quite true.

"Beware of those who do evil in the name of Good"

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
15.1.2  Gordy327  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @15.1.1    2 weeks ago

Or in "the name of God."

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
16  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

So CH Smith knows that 'gawd' does not like Sunday voting.  Gee Cindy Hyde tell us what else 'gawd' does not like.

I do not know Sen. ( praise be ) Cindy Hyde Smith personally, but from her legislative stances during her tenure it seems apparent to me that she is one of those that uses faith as an excuse and The Constitution as the vehicle to restrict, divide and sequester the wealth into the hands of those that make her existence possible.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
17  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

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