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(The New York Times)   To ensure there is no voter fraud in the MS GOP Senate primary run-off, failed Va Gubernatorial candidate and new Senate Conservative Fund president Ken Cuccinelli plans to send poll watchers to MS-but only to the black precincts, of course   (nytimes.com) divider line 129
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2014-06-23 04:06:07 PM
Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.
 
2014-06-23 04:18:04 PM

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Because Chochran has been courting the black vote, and its perfectly rational for black folks to vote for him.
 
2014-06-23 04:26:38 PM

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Other articles have more details but basically MS has open primaries and Cochran has been doing some Black voter outreach (since the Primary basically IS the general election in MS)

Kooky Ken and his buddies are really worried about voter Fraud...ie the wrong people  voting in THEIR election, so they are going to send "watchers" to explain to people that they MIGHT be committing a crime if they vote in the primary (and already voted in the dem primary)
 
2014-06-23 04:29:22 PM

DamnYankees: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Because Chochran has been courting the black vote, and its perfectly rational for black folks to vote for him.


Well, given how reliant MS is, as a state on funds fromt he Federal government it makes sense, especially for the poor to support the candidate who shamelessly brings home the bacon over the one who swears he's never touch dirty filthy federal money.       But if McDaniel gets elected that promise will last only as long as his first meeting with the governor who lays out the third word ruin MS becomes if the federal spigot shuts off
 
2014-06-23 04:29:54 PM
I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?
 
2014-06-23 04:35:40 PM

Magorn: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Other articles have more details but basically MS has open primaries and Cochran has been doing some Black voter outreach (since the Primary basically IS the general election in MS)

Kooky Ken and his buddies are really worried about voter Fraud...ie the wrong people  voting in THEIR election, so they are going to send "watchers" to explain to people that they MIGHT be committing a crime if they vote in the primary (and already voted in the dem primary)


Can't copy pasta because I'm on a phone, but Dems can only vote in the runoff if they didn't vote in the Dem primary. So Cuccinelli's group is there to 'ensure' only those Dems that didn't vote in the Dem primary vote in the runoff, and certainly won't be there to intimidate.
 
2014-06-23 04:36:45 PM

timujin: I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?


Well that would be an intentional attempt to circumvent copyright protections which would be bad, but HERE is the text of an article that cites the NY times article and several others to provide a very complete picture of what is going on: from the Wire)


Here's a story that sounds way too familiar: Mississippi conservatives will be watching the polls during Tuesday's primary, to make sure black Democrats aren't breaking any voting laws. Following incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran's outreach to black voters in his bid to ward off a primary challenger, a coalition of conservatives groups backing his Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel have formed a "voter integrity project" to "observe whether the law is being followed," as the coalition's advisor told  The New York Times.
The Senate Conservative Fund, FreedomWorks, and the Tea Party Patriots have teamed up to send "election observers" to watch the polls in areas where Cochran has outreached to black Democrats. "The laws in Mississippi are unusually open to poll watching from the outside," Ken Cuccinelli, the Senate Conservatives Fund's president (and former Virginia governor hopeful), toldThe Times. "We're going to take full advantage of that and we're going to lay eyes on Cochran's effort to bring Democrats in ... And of course, if they voted in primaries, that's illegal."
In Mississippi, voters don't have to register for a party, so registered voters of any affiliation can vote in the run-off election as long as they didn't vote in the June 3 Democratic primary. And  The Washington Post, voter turnout at the Democratic primary was low, and McDaniel didn't do well in mostly black counties. Cochran, who came in second to McDaniel in the Republican primary earlier this month, knows that, and is reaching out to black Democrats to give him an edge in Tuesday's runoff. Cue the voter integrity project. They'll need McDaniel's permission to contest any votes, but under Mississippi law they're allowed to stake out the polls.
So how will "election observers" be able to tell the difference between black Democrats who are voting legally and black Democrats who aren't? We asked the three organizations behind the voter integrity project what they'll be looking for, and we'll update this post if we receive any responses.
What is clear is the motivation behind this: black votes are a threat to Tea Party ambition. Matthew Steffey, an election law expert at the Mississippi College School of Law, told  The Times that some people "think this is not really about legal challenges to individual ballots, but about dissuading or in some cases intimidating voters from coming to the polls to begin with." Meanwhile, over the weekend a woman at a Tea Party Express rally implied that Cochran is paying black people to vote for him, according to the  Times, which Cochran's campaign called "crazy talk."
What conservatives aren't acknowledging is that the enemy of your enemy is kind of your political ally. , while Cochran hasn't been the best ally to black voters, he has funneled federal funds into the state, creating jobs and supporting local programs. McDaniel is completely against that kind of government spending, and, along with  and threatening to stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass, he comes off as the greater of two political evils. The fact that his political allies are going to be watching the polls on Tuesday only seems support that perception.
 
2014-06-23 04:44:00 PM
glad to see the Cooch landed on his feet. How's his gun law firm going?
 
2014-06-23 04:46:01 PM
How man actual cases of voter fraud were there in the last general election?
 
2014-06-23 05:04:42 PM
Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others
 
2014-06-23 05:04:55 PM
Is this going to turn into a GBCW thread?
 
2014-06-23 05:07:39 PM

iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others


Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10
 
2014-06-23 05:08:14 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: How man actual cases of voter fraud were there in the last general election?


In Mississippi in 2012 - four cases of possible voter impropriety, but the actions were undefined and the accused were not charged. Link
 
2014-06-23 05:10:53 PM

iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others


Just out of curiosity, does that 'we' indicate that you are schizophrenic? Or are you perhaps speaking on behalf of your own political group? Or are you just presuming to speak for a race, while being unaware of the irony?

www.mandm.org.nz
 
2014-06-23 05:17:51 PM

Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10


You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.
 
2014-06-23 05:18:34 PM

Magorn: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Other articles have more details but basically MS has open primaries and Cochran has been doing some Black voter outreach (since the Primary basically IS the general election in MS)

Kooky Ken and his buddies are really worried about voter Fraud...ie the wrong people  voting in THEIR election, so they are going to send "watchers" to explain to people that they MIGHT be committing a crime if they vote in the primary (and already voted in the dem primary)


Actually, more than that. There is an unenforceable law that is still on Mississippi's books that primary voters must also intend to vote the nominee of the party whose primary they voted in.

The AG of Mississippi have said that it's unenforceable and that the state will not enforce it. Kooky Ken is deciding that the law is still enforceable so he is sending observers to make sure that the only people who vote in those primaries also intend to vote for the winner of the primary in the general (i.e. no black people).
 
2014-06-23 05:43:33 PM

DamnYankees: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Because Chochran has been courting the black vote, and its perfectly rational for black folks to vote for him.


Just to show how desperate he is, he's been courting the unions too.
 
2014-06-23 06:02:05 PM

iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.


So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.
 
2014-06-23 06:16:40 PM

dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.


Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.
 
2014-06-23 06:28:34 PM

iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.


And if it were actual voter intimidation instead of someone being afraid of a black guy, they would have been prosecuted.

Skin color didn't play into the decision to not prosecute.
 
2014-06-23 06:28:43 PM

iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.


I'm only familiar with that single incident, so forgive me here. Those two guys stood around, confronted no one and left when asked.

Now, that hardly seems like something actionable. Directly confronting people? That's a completely different story, especially if the majority of the people you're  going to confront are from a group that has historically been mistreated by law enforcement and subject to well-documented and ongoing mistreatment by authorities.
 
2014-06-23 06:37:55 PM
I hope someone videotapes these fine patriotic citizens going about their good work. I'm sure they won't mind.
 
2014-06-23 06:46:11 PM

Aarontology: iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.

And if it were actual voter intimidation instead of someone being afraid of a black guy, they would have been prosecuted.

Skin color didn't play into the decision to not prosecute.


Ok.
If you'll indulge me; I'd like to play a little devil's advocate here.

You'd be alright with it if two members of the Klan stood, just stood mind you, in front of a polling place?

/ granted, they'd probably need police protection to not get ripped apart

// before you say KKK != NBPP; they are both classified as hate groups; with link for the NBPP http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/new-bl ack-panther-party (copy/pasta)
 
2014-06-23 06:49:44 PM

iheartscotch: Aarontology: iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.

And if it were actual voter intimidation instead of someone being afraid of a black guy, they would have been prosecuted.

Skin color didn't play into the decision to not prosecute.

Ok.
If you'll indulge me; I'd like to play a little devil's advocate here.

You'd be alright with it if two members of the Klan stood, just stood mind you, in front of a polling place?

/ granted, they'd probably need police protection to not get ripped apart

// before you say KKK != NBPP; they are both classified as hate groups; with link for the NBPP http://www.splc ...


I'd be fine with it, although I may decide to fark with them. They'd also have to leave when asked. That's the other part. I'll ask: do the klan losers show their face or do they hide behind their pillowcases? At least the black guys in PA weren't afraid to show their faces.

If the law lets them linger, then they can linger. I can also use my First Amendment right to laugh at them and call them cowards, losers and shiatbags, though.
 
2014-06-23 06:52:39 PM

DamnYankees: its perfectly rational for black folks to vote for him.


Insofar as voting is rational, I'll concede its rational for anyone to vote for a candidate. But it still seems a bit odd demographically.
 
2014-06-23 06:54:31 PM

Somacandra: DamnYankees: its perfectly rational for black folks to vote for him.

Insofar as voting is rational, I'll concede its rational for anyone to vote for a candidate. But it still seems a bit odd demographically.


Well, if you know that the Democrat has no shot and the GOP primary is basically the election, it makes sense, if you're liberal, to vote for the less reactionary conservative candidate. And if, like in this case, both candidates are insanely reactionary conservatives, might as well vote for the one who brings home pork.
 
2014-06-23 06:55:58 PM
C:\brain.exe

Not found.
 
2014-06-23 06:59:07 PM

RexTalionis: Magorn: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Other articles have more details but basically MS has open primaries and Cochran has been doing some Black voter outreach (since the Primary basically IS the general election in MS)

Kooky Ken and his buddies are really worried about voter Fraud...ie the wrong people  voting in THEIR election, so they are going to send "watchers" to explain to people that they MIGHT be committing a crime if they vote in the primary (and already voted in the dem primary)

Actually, more than that. There is an unenforceable law that is still on Mississippi's books that primary voters must also intend to vote the nominee of the party whose primary they voted in.

The AG of Mississippi have said that it's unenforceable and that the state will not enforce it. Kooky Ken is deciding that the law is still enforceable so he is sending observers to make sure that the only people who vote in those primaries also intend to vote for the winner of the primary in the general (i.e. no black people).


Interesting. I was sorta wondering how they kept track of who voted in the Democratic primary.
 
2014-06-23 07:00:23 PM

iheartscotch: Aarontology: iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.

And if it were actual voter intimidation instead of someone being afraid of a black guy, they would have been prosecuted.

Skin color didn't play into the decision to not prosecute.

Ok.
If you'll indulge me; I'd like to play a little devil's advocate here.

You'd be alright with it if two members of the Klan stood, just stood mind you, in front of a polling place?

/ granted, they'd probably need police protection to not get ripped apart

// before you say KKK != NBPP; they are both classified as hate groups; with link for the NBPP http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/new-bl ack-panther-party (copy/pasta)


Members of the Minutemen Project were taking down license plate numbers outside of Hispanic precincts in Arizona in 2008.
 
2014-06-23 07:01:08 PM
You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.
 
2014-06-23 07:02:09 PM

iheartscotch: Aarontology: iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.

And if it were actual voter intimidation instead of someone being afraid of a black guy, they would have been prosecuted.

Skin color didn't play into the decision to not prosecute.

Ok.
If you'll indulge me; I'd like to play a little devil's advocate here.

You'd be alright with it if two members of the Klan stood, just stood mind you, in front of a polling place?

/ granted, they'd probably need police protection to not get ripped apart

// before you say KKK != NBPP; they are both classified as hate groups; with link for the NBPP

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/new- black-panther-party (copy/pasta)

Yeah, hell yeah. If they lived in that precinct and had registered as Poll Watchers in that precinct, I'd be fine with it.
And that's EXACTLY what your scary black dudes did. Registered as poll watchers in their own voting precinct in the city where they lived...

Ooooh, scary
 
2014-06-23 07:04:24 PM

iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.


i.imgur.com

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.
 
2014-06-23 07:07:05 PM

iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others


I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.
 
2014-06-23 07:07:12 PM

iheartscotch: You'd be alright with it if two members of the Klan stood, just stood mind you, in front of a polling place?


There's nothing illegal about it, as far as I know. Even if they were armed. I'm not a lawyer, though. Be a dumb place for them to start something. They can be in public like anyone else.
 
2014-06-23 07:09:57 PM
We asked the three organizations behind the voter integrity project what they'll be looking for, and we'll update this post if we receive any responses.

If I was working this election, I'd be mighty pissed that some nutty Gladys Kravitz type was looking over my shoulder trying to second guess if I'm doing my job correctly.
 
2014-06-23 07:13:34 PM

Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.



I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.


According to the justice department; it's not.
 
2014-06-23 07:13:42 PM
Just slide further into irrelevance, Ken.
 
2014-06-23 07:14:27 PM
I wonder...If the observers' candidate wins, will they report their findings from their observations? Just a guess,, mind you, I think they are reserving their objections only in case their candidate loses. (It is the Tea Party way)
 
2014-06-23 07:15:31 PM

Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.


Standing around holding weapons isn't intimidating, but standing around while black is a bit much for some people apparently.

Especially if wearing a "hoodie."
 
2014-06-23 07:16:24 PM

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Because, as a brain-damaged twenty-first century Republican, you are convinced that the silent majority of Real Murcans want you to come out into the open and say that Murca's woes are all caused by lazy greedy brown people who shouldn't be allowed to vote.
 
2014-06-23 07:17:49 PM

Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.


It may not be intimidation; but, it's stupid to rile people that way. I only open carry in places where you can ride your horse down Main Street. Elsewhere, people seem to frown on open carry.
 
2014-06-23 07:25:45 PM
DamnYankees:

Well, if you know that the Democrat has no shot and the GOP primary is basically the election, it makes sense, if you're liberal, to vote for the less reactionary conservative candidate.


I completely disagree.  In the long run, the Tea Party is the best thing to happen to progressives in America since Reagan took power.  Liberals and progressives (not Blue Dog Democrats) should be encouraging the Tea Party take over of the GOP, and in situations like this they should vote for the more extremist Republican.  This move to the hard right will kill the Repubs as a national force, and the discrediting of the GOP will enable a true left-wing alternative to the right-wing Democratic Party to arise.

The current situation, of a right-wing, conservative Democratic Party vying with an even-more right-wing, conservative Republican Party, sucks.  The solution though isn't to pull the Republicans back from the edge though ... it's to push them off.
 
2014-06-23 07:27:08 PM

RexTalionis: Magorn: Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.

Other articles have more details but basically MS has open primaries and Cochran has been doing some Black voter outreach (since the Primary basically IS the general election in MS)

Kooky Ken and his buddies are really worried about voter Fraud...ie the wrong people  voting in THEIR election, so they are going to send "watchers" to explain to people that they MIGHT be committing a crime if they vote in the primary (and already voted in the dem primary)

Actually, more than that. There is an unenforceable law that is still on Mississippi's books that primary voters must also intend to vote the nominee of the party whose primary they voted in.

The AG of Mississippi have said that it's unenforceable and that the state will not enforce it. Kooky Ken is deciding that the law is still enforceable so he is sending observers to make sure that the only people who vote in those primaries also intend to vote for the winner of the primary in the general (i.e. no black people).


Jesus.... And that's the asshole who nearly became the governor of VA... That'd farking scary how many people voted for that idiot.
 
2014-06-23 07:28:00 PM

iheartscotch: Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

According to the justice department; it's not.


Please show evidence people were carrying guns. Thanks.
 
2014-06-23 07:28:33 PM
Perhaps he could partner with the Muslim Brotherhood, and they could send poll watchers to the white districts.
 
2014-06-23 07:29:07 PM

iheartscotch: Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.

It may not be intimidation; but, it's stupid to rile people that way. I only open carry in places where you can ride your horse down Main Street. Elsewhere, people seem to frown on open carry.


Calling for a boycott of a CEO because of opinions he has stated in the past: intimidation

Holding weapons and signs about "refreshing the tree of liberty" etc.: just good old-fashioned honest free speech

I suppose different people define words different ways, but carrying a weapon to a political event is, in my opinion, a clear statement that you will resort to violence if you don't get what you want.

But of course that's not nearly as fascist as saying you'll urge people not to buy products and services.
 
2014-06-23 07:29:52 PM

mongbiohazard: farking scary how many people voted for that idiot.


Absolutely terrifying, actually.
 
2014-06-23 07:31:36 PM

meat0918: You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.


Well, we definitely need someone to watch the courthouses to make sure electioneers don't get locked inside after hours.
 
2014-06-23 07:35:19 PM

iheartscotch: Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.


Who, exactly, did they intimidate?
 
2014-06-23 07:36:39 PM

cameroncrazy1984: iheartscotch: Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

According to the justice department; it's not.

Please show evidence people were carrying guns. Thanks.


Didn't you see the pictutes? They were black people! Everyone knows that inner city urban thugs carry guns.

/ sometimes they carry skittles instead of guns
// which they use to make "skank"
/// skank is marijuana pope residue, iced tea, and skittles.
 
2014-06-23 07:37:42 PM

timujin: I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?


here is the Cliffs Notes version

JUNE 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Conservatives Plan to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and THEODORE SCHLEIFER

WASHINGTON - Conservatives still hate black folk..

----------------------------------------------------------------
Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported from Washington, and Theodore Schleifer from Gulfport, Miss.
 
2014-06-23 07:39:29 PM
How's that outreach working for you?
 
2014-06-23 07:43:04 PM

The Larch: /// skank is marijuana pope residue, iced tea, and skittles.


Ewww.

However, a GIS for 'marijuana pope' did turn this up:

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2014-06-23 07:46:46 PM
This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.
 
2014-06-23 07:49:41 PM

Magorn: timujin: I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?

Well that would be an intentional attempt to circumvent copyright protections which would be bad, but HERE is the text of an article that cites the NY times article and several others to provide a very complete picture of what is going on: from the Wire)


Here's a story that sounds way too familiar: Mississippi conservatives will be watching the polls during Tuesday's primary, to make sure black Democrats aren't breaking any voting laws. Following incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran's outreach to black voters in his bid to ward off a primary challenger, a coalition of conservatives groups backing his Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel have formed a "voter integrity project" to "observe whether the law is being followed," as the coalition's advisor told  The New York Times.
The Senate Conservative Fund, FreedomWorks, and the Tea Party Patriots have teamed up to send "election observers" to watch the polls in areas where Cochran has outreached to black Democrats. "The laws in Mississippi are unusually open to poll watching from the outside," Ken Cuccinelli, the Senate Conservatives Fund's president (and former Virginia governor hopeful), toldThe Times. "We're going to take full advantage of that and we're going to lay eyes on Cochran's effort to bring Democrats in ... And of course, if they voted in primaries, that's illegal."
In Mississippi, voters don't have to register for a party, so registered voters of any affiliation can vote in the run-off election as long as they didn't vote in the June 3 Democratic primary. And  The Washington Post, voter turnout at the Democratic primary was low, and McDaniel didn't do well in mostly black counties. Cochran, who came in second to McDaniel in the Republican primary earlier this month, knows that, and is reaching out to black Democrats to give him an edge in Tuesday's runoff. Cue the voter integrity project. They'll need McDaniel's permission to contest any votes, but under Mississippi law they're allowed to stake out the polls.
So how will "election observers" be able to tell the difference between black Democrats who are voting legally and black Democrats who aren't? We asked the three organizations behind the voter integrity project what they'll be looking for, and we'll update this post if we receive any responses.
What is clear is the motivation behind this: black votes are a threat to Tea Party ambition. Matthew Steffey, an election law expert at the Mississippi College School of Law, told  The Times that some people "think this is not really about legal challenges to individual ballots, but about dissuading or in some cases intimidating voters from coming to the polls to begin with." Meanwhile, over the weekend a woman at a Tea Party Express rally implied that Cochran is paying black people to vote for him, according to the  Times, which Cochran's campaign called "crazy talk."
What conservatives aren't acknowledging is that the enemy of your enemy is kind of your political ally. , while Cochran hasn't been the best ally to black voters, he has funneled federal funds into the state, creating jobs and supporting local programs. McDaniel is completely against that kind of government spending, and, along with  and threatening to stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass, he comes off as the greater of two political evils. The fact that his political allies are going to be watching the polls on Tuesday only seems support that perception.


"Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?
 
2014-06-23 07:53:25 PM

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Well somebody has to keep the poll workers company and make sure they don't nod off from boredom.
 
2014-06-23 07:53:35 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Douchi Cucci!
 
2014-06-23 07:55:31 PM

iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.


the DOJ was going to prosecute the Black Panther Party guys but dropped the prosecution because the could not find a single voter at the precinct who would testify that they were actually intimidated by these clowns which wax required for a prosecution.
 
2014-06-23 08:02:55 PM

qorkfiend: "Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?


-Discussing whether to pay the descendants of slaves, Mr. McDaniel said, "If they pass reparations, and my taxes are going up, I ain't paying taxes."
 
2014-06-23 08:19:24 PM

Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10


Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?
 
2014-06-23 08:20:24 PM

timujin: qorkfiend: "Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?

-Discussing whether to pay the descendants of slaves, Mr. McDaniel said, "If they pass reparations, and my taxes are going up, I ain't paying taxes."


How the fark did that subject even come up?
 
2014-06-23 08:20:25 PM
I think it's reasonable and the Republicans may catch as many as four or five cases of voter fraud out of the tens of thousands of votes that will be cast, so it's totally worthwhile. I would like to see more examples of this kind of action on the part of the Republicans. If the Koch Brothers and Mitt Romney commit $500 million each they may be successful in preventing literally dozens of cases of voter fraud countrywide. Twenty million dollars per case is well worth the expense when you love this country as much as they do. And as a bonus, after a few election cycles we won't have to deal with them anymore.

The Democrats could totally troll the Republicans simply by deliberately setting up one or two cases of voter fraud per election. Then watch as Republican heads explode.
 
2014-06-23 08:29:56 PM

TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


The only thing I know about the black panthers at the polling place was the picture of two dweeby looking black guys dressed up in black panther costumes.

Can you full me in on what happened?
 
2014-06-23 08:33:10 PM
At one time this was a perfectly nice little thread, but now it's all smeared with troll feces and failure. Sad.
 
2014-06-23 08:33:23 PM

TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


Really? I thought it reeked of desperation, grasping for a false equivalency to somehow make palatable the current circumstance in Mississippi. But that's just me. Wait, no, it's not just me.
 
2014-06-23 08:33:49 PM
I'm surprised McDaniel didn't try to go old school with suppressing the black vote. Seems like it would be right up his alley.


www.johndavisconsulting.com
 
2014-06-23 08:37:45 PM
qorkfiend: How the fark did that subject even come up?

because he's been taxed enough already! It's totally not racist.
 
2014-06-23 08:38:18 PM

Brokenseas: DamnYankees:

Well, if you know that the Democrat has no shot and the GOP primary is basically the election, it makes sense, if you're liberal, to vote for the less reactionary conservative candidate.


I completely disagree.  In the long run, the Tea Party is the best thing to happen to progressives in America since Reagan took power.  Liberals and progressives (not Blue Dog Democrats) should be encouraging the Tea Party take over of the GOP, and in situations like this they should vote for the more extremist Republican.  This move to the hard right will kill the Repubs as a national force, and the discrediting of the GOP will enable a true left-wing alternative to the right-wing Democratic Party to arise.

The current situation, of a right-wing, conservative Democratic Party vying with an even-more right-wing, conservative Republican Party, sucks.  The solution though isn't to pull the Republicans back from the edge though ... it's to push them off.


I've been arguing this position with people since Cantor lost. Thank you!
 
2014-06-23 08:39:35 PM
The MS farkers keep telling me to cut that state some slack. But man do they make it hard for me to do that.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-23 08:47:03 PM
Mission: get one set of pictures, and use constantly over the next 8 years to PROVE voter fraud.

img.fark.netitmakessenseblog.com

img.fark.net
itmakessenseblog.com

Gotta catapult that propaganda!!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-23 08:48:42 PM

TerminalEchoes: Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


When you stop sucking corporate ass.
 
2014-06-23 08:51:24 PM

Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

img.fark.net

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

I dunno about you, but I wouldn't like to be the guy in the black striped shirt right then unless I was wearing bullet proof shoes.  And that guy in front of him looks like he's feeling a little nuts or would be if he could find them.
 
2014-06-23 08:51:48 PM

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Strangely enough, I was able to access the story with no paywall and RTFA.
 
2014-06-23 08:58:22 PM

cameroncrazy1984: iheartscotch: Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

According to the justice department; it's not.

Please show evidence people were carrying guns. Thanks.


They had to set them down so that they could open the door for those nice old white women... (this is what Obama wants you to believe)

The truth is much more believable:

Actually, the full video was shot by Project Veritas and show them with full auto machine guns... The Justice Dept altered the video where they couldn't completely remove the guns to make them look like neon Super Soakers.

I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...
 
2014-06-23 08:58:34 PM
 
2014-06-23 09:03:23 PM

BitwiseShift: uns? Open carry and all that.

I dunno about you, but I wouldn't like to be the guy in the black striped shirt right then unless I was wearing bullet proof shoes.  And that guy in front of him looks like he's feeling a little nuts or would be if he could find them.


Well, open carry people ARE a bunch of jerk offs.
 
2014-06-23 09:06:32 PM

Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...


Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.
 
2014-06-23 09:06:36 PM

KarmicDisaster: Meanwhile, in Wisconsin....

http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/mike_ivey/voter-fraud-cas e- targets-scott-walker-backer/article_7afa077e-faf2-11e3-b655-0019bb2963 f4.html


Because of course Scott Walker is involved.
 
2014-06-23 09:07:51 PM
Hey guys remember those two people who acted like dicks in front of a polling place and then left after they were asked to leave like 12 f*cking years ago?

Totes conspiracy for every single polling place in america ever ever
 
2014-06-23 09:08:22 PM

The Larch: TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?

The only thing I know about the black panthers at the polling place was the picture of two dweeby looking black guys dressed up in black panther costumes.

Can you full me in on what happened?


Watch the video, it's all there. It's terrifying how the held open the door for those nice white ladies.

Absolutely horrifying, you can see the fear in the ladies' faces as they thank those nice men for holding the door for them.

The horror!
 
2014-06-23 09:08:33 PM

meat0918: You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.


So because one candidate is sending in poll watchers, we should send in UN poll watchers because poll watchers are bad for elections?
 
2014-06-23 09:09:56 PM

BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.


Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache
 
2014-06-23 09:14:51 PM

Mikey1969: BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.

Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache


My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2014-06-23 09:22:25 PM

Gyrfalcon: Mikey1969: BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.

Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache

My hovercraft is full of eels.


Sounds serious, you should consult a physician.
 
2014-06-23 09:22:31 PM
Fifty years ago, people went to Mississippi to help blacks register to vote.
Now, Republicans are sending people to Mississippi to try to keep them from voting.

Way to go guys.  A1 on your minority outreach.
 
2014-06-23 09:27:46 PM
Hey, Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment... in 2013.
 
2014-06-23 09:33:04 PM

d23: Mission: get one set of pictures, and use constantly over the next 8 years to PROVE voter fraud.

[img.fark.net image 266x190][itmakessenseblog.com image 520x350]

[img.fark.net image 266x190]
[itmakessenseblog.com image 520x350]


Those are the geekiest group of cosplayers I've ever seen in my life. Were they not able to work on their costumes because chess club took up too much of their time?
 
2014-06-23 09:33:41 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Hey, Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment... in 2013.


Hey, to be fair, they, uh, forgot.
 
2014-06-23 09:34:30 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-23 09:47:27 PM
I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.
 
2014-06-23 09:53:24 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.


Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.
 
2014-06-23 09:56:41 PM

Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

[i.imgur.com image 600x389]

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.


I love how they're giving them the "fat people treatment".

In that they intentionally make an effort not to show the heads of these people.
 
2014-06-23 10:07:10 PM

iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.


I love how right wingers love to bring up the NBPP poll controversy but always forget to mention the " patriot" that was armed with a pistol and two of his friends and were getting in the face an photographing Hispanic voters.  Seems some voter intimidation is fine if it is the right people that are intimidated.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2006/11/07/31837-anti-immigrant-acti vi sts-accused-of-voter-harassment/
 
2014-06-23 10:25:11 PM
Warning to White Mississippi Voters. The Voting Booth is equipped with a device that turns you black. This may confuse and confound Kenny Cuccinelli even further, on top of why he was paid to come to Mississippi in the first place.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-23 10:35:37 PM

Cataholic: meat0918: You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.

So because one candidate is sending in poll watchers, we should send in UN poll watchers because poll watchers are bad for elections?


Here's the part you misunderstood; Poll watchers are supposed to be unbiased.
 
2014-06-23 10:54:17 PM

Jaguar Paw: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

I love how right wingers love to bring up the NBPP poll controversy but always forget to mention the " patriot" that was armed with a pistol and two of his friends and were getting in the face an photographing Hispanic voters.  Seems some voter intimidation is fine if it is the right people that are intimidated.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2006/11/07/31837-anti-immigrant-acti vi sts-accused-of-voter-harassment/


They also fail to mention that the criminal investigation against the NBPP was dropped while Bush was still in office.
 
2014-06-23 11:35:06 PM

soseussme: Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.

Standing around holding weapons isn't intimidating, but standing around while black is a bit much for some people apparently.

Especially if wearing a "hoodie."


Don't forget Skittles. The number one candy among thugs.
 
2014-06-23 11:50:54 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.


Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.
 
2014-06-23 11:59:51 PM
didn't hitler do this?
 
2014-06-24 12:05:52 AM

cchris_39: cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.

Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.


I'm guessing that he wouldn't be scared of KKK individuals so much as laughing at them.

Whereas some people apparently find black people inherently frightening. But they aren't racist, no. Absolutely not.
 
2014-06-24 12:17:09 AM

Peter Dinklage's Super Mullet: soseussme: Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.

Standing around holding weapons isn't intimidating, but standing around while black is a bit much for some people apparently.

Especially if wearing a "hoodie."

Don't forget Skittles. The number one candy among thugs.


I've been advocating background checks and a three-day waiting period for Skittles for a long time, along with a total ban on hoodies within 100 yards of a school or church.

I think black people should still be allowed though, unless they're intimidating people by being in public.
 
2014-06-24 12:19:59 AM

d23: Gotta catapult that propaganda!!


I still can't believe that FOX was desperate enuff to put that story in heavy rotation on the day of the election in an obvious last ditch effort to get out the scared-white-racist vote.

Failing that I find it hard to believe that RW trolls are still dumb enuff to trot it out like it proved anything but what I said above.
 
2014-06-24 12:26:10 AM
Late to the thread, but I love how this clear act of political intimidation could backfire hilariously. Because why can't there be poll-watcher watchers? Suddenly these poll watchers, there to make sure that the black people aren't "cheating" have people watching them, making sure that they aren't trying to illegally and unfairly disqualify black voters.

Especially if the poll-watcher watchers start demanding that the people running the polls check the legality of white voters.Could be a wonderful train wreck.
 
2014-06-24 12:37:24 AM
iheartscotch black panthers

This is the tried and true Limbaugh formula of finding the most extreme outlier, then conclude that "all liberals are..." Well I am sick of Limbaugh Iraqifying us by trying to Sunni vs Shia us. So fu🚽ck you Limbaugh and same to the people who hate our country so much that they can't be good sports in a fair election.
 
2014-06-24 12:41:06 AM

fenianfark: I'm surprised McDaniel didn't try to go old school with suppressing the black vote. Seems like it would be right up his alley.


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In case anyone missed it, the picture of the poll tax receipt is dated January 1937 for the right to vote in 1936.
 
2014-06-24 12:57:34 AM

meat0918: Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.


I think Phil Ochs said it best: "Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of"
 
2014-06-24 01:12:20 AM
memedepot.com
 
2014-06-24 01:20:12 AM

flondrix: meat0918: Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.
"


Which third? The African-American third? That's racist!
/JUST KIDDING
 
2014-06-24 01:32:58 AM

Kevin72: flondrix: meat0918: Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.
"

Which third? The African-American third? That's racist!
/JUST KIDDING


I was gonna say "The whole thing".

I've managed to avoid Mississippi so far in my life, but given my line of work and we have a few customers down there... well, my streak won't hold forever.
 
2014-06-24 01:54:20 AM

meat0918: Kevin72: flondrix: meat0918: Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.
"

Which third? The African-American third? That's racist!
/JUST KIDDING

I was gonna say "The whole thing".

I've managed to avoid Mississippi so far in my life, but given my line of work and we have a few customers down there... well, my streak won't hold forever.


I've only passed through Mississippi on the l-10 part while on Greyhound coming and going between SF and Miami a few times. Only saw lotsa trees and no alligators. I imagine Mississippi would have excellent ghosts with all those small old historic homes.
 
2014-06-24 03:29:13 AM
As I heard the other day, we just had the 50th anniversary of the events that inspired the movie 'Mississippi Burning'.  3 men killed for the crime of trying to register black people to vote.
 
2014-06-24 04:30:59 AM

DrBenway: This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.


Well.........Thad Cochran said he did all sorts of indecent things with animals when he was a kid. I can't make this shiat up.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/13/republican-sen-thad-cochran-as -a -kid-i-did-all-kinds-of-indecent-things-with-animals/
 
2014-06-24 04:44:42 AM

sammyk: DrBenway: This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.

Well.........Thad Cochran said he did all sorts of indecent things with animals when he was a kid. I can't make this shiat up.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/13/republican-sen-thad-cochran-as -a -kid-i-did-all-kinds-of-indecent-things-with-animals/


I heard tonight that his opponent took the clip of that, and added the sound of a bleating sheep, to make a campaign ad against him.
 
2014-06-24 05:38:57 AM

cchris_39: cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.

Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.


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Probably because the KKK has an actual history of murdering people for voting.
 
2014-06-24 05:42:49 AM

Alphax: As I heard the other day, we just had the 50th anniversary of the events that inspired the movie 'Mississippi Burning'.  3 men killed for the crime of trying to register black people to vote.


Yeah, but on the other hand, we have a picture of a tall black guy standing outside of a door.

It's exactly the same thing as murder.
 
2014-06-24 06:06:45 AM

iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others


With the left, especially the White Guilt folks, black groups are allowed to intimidate whites from voting.

Fortunately, hate groups like New Black Panthers aren't gonna show up and intimidate in a non-gun restricted state
 
2014-06-24 06:19:49 AM

Jaguar Paw: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

I love how right wingers love to bring up the NBPP poll controversy but always forget to mention the " patriot" that was armed with a pistol and two of his friends and were getting in the face an photographing Hispanic voters.  Seems some voter intimidation is fine if it is the right people that are intimidated.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2006/11/07/31837-anti-immigrant-acti vi sts-accused-of-voter-harassment/


I think a lot of folks have a problem with groups like New Black Panthers because of their actual publicized threats to harm white people...folks in my area saw that when they published the "Wanted Dead or Alive" George Zimmerman posters (even after he found innocent of murder...and that Trayvon Martin racially profiled and assaulted GZ)

And, the NBPP also threatened violence against all whites...the "Pink People" speech by the NBPP would bring a smile to Hitlers face

Only the most ignorant White Guilt leftist could defend NBPP...even the SPCC (who themselves dislike white folks)...has listed them a Hate Group
 
2014-06-24 07:24:15 AM
MS is teabag town regardless of who wins. This race is of little consequence.
 
2014-06-24 07:28:40 AM

HotWingConspiracy: MS is teabag town regardless of who wins. This race is of little consequence.


It's still an unusual race.  A long time incumbent, in trouble, reaches out to the African American community for the first time, and his enemies are lining up to intimidate them and discourage them from voting.
 
2014-06-24 09:44:56 AM
Pro-tip: Propaganda like "White Guilt" gets you an insta-ignore.
 
2014-06-24 10:15:30 AM

FloridaFarkTag: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

With the left, especially the White Guilt folks, black groups are allowed to intimidate whites from voting.

Fortunately, hate groups like New Black Panthers aren't gonna show up and intimidate in a non-gun restricted state


We get it. Black folks make you piss your pants.
 
2014-06-24 10:36:07 AM
Whatta ya expect from a guy with "coochy" in his name?
 
2014-06-24 10:36:53 AM

cchris_39: cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.

Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.


I'd walk past them too. fark you, this is where I vote.
 
2014-06-24 11:18:14 AM
This isn't suspicious:

True the Vote has found several precincts with abnormally high Republican voter turnout compared with historic levels. The organization found Panola County, for example, was split nearly down the middle for incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (52 percent) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (48 percent). One precinct, East Batesville 4, went 75 percent for Cochran and helped push him over the top in the county by 79 votes. That one precinct accounted for 84 percent of his margin of victory and had turnout 400 percent better than the average turnout for McDaniel.
 
2014-06-24 12:27:50 PM
 
2014-06-24 12:33:32 PM

FloridaFarkTag: I think a lot of folks have a problem with groups like New Black Panthers because of their actual publicized threats to harm white people...folks in my area saw that when they published the "Wanted Dead or Alive" George Zimmerman posters (even after he found innocent of murder...and that Trayvon Martin racially profiled and assaulted GZ)


1)  Zimmerman wasn't found "innocent," he was found "not guilty."

2)  You claim Trayvon Martin racially profiled and assaulted someone.  Can you please let us know what day he was tried and convicted of these charges by a jury of his peers?  Or are you simply going to presume guilt and refuse to give him the same benefit of doubt that the jury gave GZ because Trayvon is a darkie?

3)  How exactly is criticizing an accused murderer the same thing as voter intimidation?
 
2014-06-24 01:16:32 PM

Flatulent_Flea: Pro-tip: Propaganda like "White Guilt" gets you an insta-ignore.


People who use the term "white guilt" are usually people who deeply fear what they see as the erosion of white entitlement in America as the demographic face of the country changes

I don't ignore them as a rule but I do sort of pity them while laughing at them.

/I'm a multi-tasker.
 
2014-06-24 07:59:33 PM

Alphax: sammyk: DrBenway: This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.

Well.........Thad Cochran said he did all sorts of indecent things with animals when he was a kid. I can't make this shiat up.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/13/republican-sen-thad-cochran-as -a -kid-i-did-all-kinds-of-indecent-things-with-animals/

I heard tonight that his opponent took the clip of that, and added the sound of a bleating sheep, to make a campaign ad against him.


Based on a true story?
 
2014-06-25 01:47:57 AM

Arachnophobe: Alphax: sammyk: DrBenway: This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.

Well.........Thad Cochran said he did all sorts of indecent things with animals when he was a kid. I can't make this shiat up.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/13/republican-sen-thad-cochran-as -a -kid-i-did-all-kinds-of-indecent-things-with-animals/

I heard tonight that his opponent took the clip of that, and added the sound of a bleating sheep, to make a campaign ad against him.

Based on a true story?


Oh yeah, THAT clip. Nice choice.
 
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