April 30, 2008
April 30, 2008
The Mississippi Democratic Party should with Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling accept the fact that in this day and age, showing identification to vote is just a petty annoyance, not a civil rights issue.
As in Mississippi, opponents of Indiana’s voter ID law claimed that requiring ID at the polls would disenfranchise some elderly, African-American and other voters who lack photo identification.
But in a 6-3 decision, the court rejected those concerns and ruled that the law “is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting ‘the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.’ ”
There’s an argument to be made - as Democrats rejecting voter ID in the Legislature have done repeatedly and successfully - that Mississippi is not like other states. Read more
April 30, 2008
This Saturday, May 3, 2008, Gov. Mike Huckabee will be at Joe Joe’s Espresso and Cafe at 9:45. The address is 398 East Main St. This is inside the Renasant Center for Ideas. It will be a very informal event so come by and share a cup with Governor Huckabee.
April 30, 2008
The quartet of leaders will make an appearance in Saltillo, Mississippi (just north of Tupelo) on Monday, May 5, 2008 in support of the candidacy of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. The event will include A FREE FISH FRY. The festivities will begin at 5:30 at the Saltillo Community Center.
Tell everyone you know and let’s make a good showing for Mayor Davis.
April 29, 2008
Barack Obama, declaring “that’s enough,” denounced Tuesday as “appalling” and “ridiculous” comments made in the last few days by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.
In a press conference in North Carolina, the Illinois senator used his strongest language to date to condemn Wright’s controversial sermons, which have remained a burden to his campaign since they became national news more than a month ago. Wright spoke Monday at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“I am outraged by the comments that were made, and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Obama said.
“The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago. His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe they ended up giving comfort to those who prey on hate,” he said.
April 29, 2008
Do you have any pet peeves? For no other reason this afternoon, I’m going to list some of mine.
1. The term issues. What happened to just plain old problems? Do we have to be so sophisticated that we have to say isshoeeeees when something goes wrong? We have some real problems in this country and issues just don’t start to describe what’s going on.
2. Pushy people. This can fit into any group from political hacks to religious zealots to sports fanatics. I have my ideas on all of the above. I don’t need anyone to try and force feed me their thoughts and desires.
3. Turnip greens. Just awful. Guess you can throw mustard greens in there with them because I just ain’t eating them.
4. The main stream media. Anyone that says they are not biased is either a fool and/or a liar. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, all are controlled by liberals with an agenda. Some of them sound like they are having an orgasm when they mention anything liberal minded. Fox is slanted toward the right and I readily admit it but come on folks, after all these years can’t we have one?
5. People that haven’t been proud to be an American. There has been a lot of things wrong in our country over the years but there has been a lot more to be proud of. Just because something appears to be going your way for a change, don’t say you’re finally or just now proud to be an American.
Now tell us what some of yours are.
April 28, 2008
Justices Indicate They May Uphold Voter ID Rules (January 10, 2008)
In a 6-to-3 ruling in one of the most awaited election-law cases in years, the court rejected arguments that Indiana’s law imposes unjustified burdens on people who are old, poor or members of minority groups and less likely to have driver’s licenses or other acceptable forms of identification. Because Indiana’s law is considered the strictest in the country, similar laws in the other 20 or so states that have photo-identification rules would appear to have a good chance of surviving scrutiny.
The ruling, coming just eight days before the Indiana primary and at the height of a presidential election campaign, upheld rulings by a Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which had thrown out challenges to the 2005 law. Read more
April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Across Mississippi, the election process for the GOP candidate changed gears. Precinct caucuses were held at 10:00 a.m. at the normal voting places and at 3:00 p.m., the county conventions convened at the local county courthouse.
Delegates were selected to the state convention which is to be held in Jackson on May 9 and 10 at the Regency Hotel and Conference Center.
In Lee County, I received my first taste of the Mississippi process. Even though I grew up locally, this is the first time I had participated here although I had once before in Arkansas.
General T.K. Moffett was selected as our temporary chairman as per the rules and regulations. General Moffett gave a very informative speech that drew enthusiastic applause from the crowd. If possible, I’m going to try and get his words on paper and post them here.
Delegates were selected to attend the state convention in Jackson and I considered myself to be lucky to be among the ones chosen to be a delegate. It’s an experience I’m really looking forward to.
It’s good to be involved in the democratic process and to see how it works and functions. I thank God every day to be able to live in a country where we can enjoy our freedoms and to be able to express them in a manner where we don’t have to worry about anything but folks running us down on the internet.
God bless you.
April 27, 2008
Your opinions are welcome.
Well, here’s another blog concerning politics. You’d think sooner or later, there’d be enough of them but I got this itch to create another. On here, we plan on discussing local, state, national politics and even throw in some sports from time to time.
As you can well see, this one will be looking at a conservative view point. Still nothing new but that’s my outlook and since I’m buying, I plan on promoting it. It doesn’t matter if you disagree with me, you’re still welcome to visit, post, and comment. Even if you have a story or rant to get off your chest, email the story to me and I’ll get it put up here. You know the deal, no profanity please.
I’m not one of these conservatives that think the democrats are evil. In fact, I know some solid democrat folk that have as high or higher moral values as some republicans I know. I really don’t fit into any set group I don’t think. I look at conservative ideas in a candidate and if they mirror mine, then that’s the one I vote for. I do believe that this thought of a conservative democrat doesn’t play on the national scene. If you don’t walk the liberal national democrat agenda, then you won’t be very effective in Washington D.C. I guess this jab is aimed toward Travis Childers and we’ll talk more about that later.
Anyhow, back to business at hand, I hope you visit our site often, chime in, and help us out. Your opinion is very welcome.
April 26, 2008
4/14/2008 12:18:28 PM
JACKSON - Elections Committee Chairman Terry Burton says voter identification is now a dead issue for the 2008 session.
The Republican from Newton had persuaded the Senate to pass a resolution weeks ago to allow a voter ID bill to be introduced past the legislative deadline. However, it also had to pass in the House. The House never took up the resolution.
Burton said Monday that there’s not enough time left in the session to address a proposal that would require voters to present identification at the polls.
The 2008 Legislature is scheduled to end April 19.
—The Associated Press
Thanks Billy McCoy!