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    Article about the school employee (independent contractor technically) who lost her job for not signing an oath not to support anti-Israel boycott and divestment. This article was referenced by the essay I posted about just above.

    https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/...-anti-bds-law/

    The bill’s language is so sweeping that some victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Southwest Texas in late 2017, were told that they could only receive state disaster relief if they first signed a pledge never to boycott Israel. That demand was deeply confusing to those hurricane victims in desperate need of help but who could not understand what their views of Israel and Palestine had to do with their ability to receive assistance from their state government.

    The evangelical author of the Israel bill, Republican Texas state Rep. Phil King, said at the time that its application to hurricane relief was a “misunderstanding,” but nonetheless emphasized that the bill’s purpose was indeed to ensure that no public funds ever go to anyone who supports a boycott of Israel.

    At the time that Texas enacted the law barring contractors from supporting a boycott of Israel, it was the 17th state in the country to do so. As of now, 26 states have enacted such laws — including blue states run by Democrats such as New York, California, and New Jersey — while similar bills are pending in another 13 states.

    One of the first states to impose such repressive restrictions on free expression was New York. In 2016, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order directing all agencies under his control to terminate any and all business with companies or organizations that support a boycott of Israel. “If you boycott Israel, New York State will boycott you,” Cuomo proudly tweeted, referring to a Washington Post op-ed he wrote that touted that threat in its headline.

    As The Intercept reported at the time, Cuomo’s order “requires that one of his commissioners compile ‘a list of institutions and companies’ that — ‘either directly or through a parent or subsidiary’ — support a boycott. That government list is then posted publicly, and the burden falls on [the accused boycotters] to prove to the state that they do not, in fact, support such a boycott.”

    Like the Texas law, Cuomo’s Israel order reads like a parody of the McCarthy era.

    What made Cuomo’s censorship directive particularly stunning was that, just two months prior to issuing this decree, he ordered New York state agencies to boycott North Carolina in protest of that state’s anti-LGBT law. Two years earlier, Cuomo banned New York state employees from all nonessential travel to Indiana to boycott that state’s enactment of an anti-LGBT law.

    So Cuomo mandated that his own state employees boycott two other states within his own country, a boycott that by design would harm U.S. businesses, while prohibiting New York’s private citizens from supporting a similar boycott of a foreign nation upon pain of being barred from receiving contracts from the state of New York. That such a priority scheme is so pervasive — whereby boycotts aimed at U.S. businesses are permitted or even encouraged, but boycotts aimed at Israeli businesses are outlawed — speaks volumes about the state of U.S. politics and free expression, none of it good.
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    How I feel watching thethe and sturg discover campaign finance law is a little like how I feel seeing my youngest potty-training. I’m amused, proud, and a little grossed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio3000 View Post
    How I feel watching thethe and sturg discover campaign finance law is a little like how I feel seeing my youngest potty-training. I’m amused, proud, and a little grossed out.
    I don't mean to insult your socialist overlord but she does beg for it

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    Yes, the amount of energy you devote to posting about her is impressive. Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    Other reports are she funneled a million dollars to her chief of staff.

    But hey, she's in charge now

    So heroic
    You care about corruption? Sorry, I wasn't aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio3000 View Post
    Yes, the amount of energy you devote to posting about her is impressive. Keep up the good work.
    No ****ing doubt. It’s insane
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    Imagine loving trump and then trying to say someone is bad for being corrupt or lying etc lol


    I’m not saying your stating facts btw. I just find it funny AOC is where we should really care about the corrupt, or paying an individual or being a hypocrite etc etc etc

    It’s hillarious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio3000 View Post
    Yes, the amount of energy you devote to posting about her is impressive. Keep up the good work.
    Yes, we're OBSESSED with the girl who the left is falling all over themselves to give her a platform

    Don't worry, I'll keep you appraised... I know her stupidity, antisemitism, hypocrisy, and corruption mean nothing to you. Just another socialist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    You care about corruption? Sorry, I wasn't aware.
    I do.

    Do you not?

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    Meanwhile, someone who doesn't want to completely take over all of our lives and our economy


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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    I do.

    Do you not?
    Yes, we also know that all lawmakers spend most of their day raising money. It's wrong and I'm against it, but it's not exactly news.

    Was this money she supposedly took from the Russian mob? Was it from a drug company?

    If she's broken a law she should have to answer for it.
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    “Reject the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss, and that my gain must come at the cost of another person.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
    Such a tolerant person.

    But as it is, AOC was the one who brought up eliminating cows so....

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    This is how the enlightened left views those that disagree with them.

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    Tucker guest calls AOC, a freshman congresswoman who was tending bar a year ago, "the ruling class" while telling frozen food heir and millionaire paid by billionaires Tucker Carlson that they're the "serfs along the way"

    WHO BUYS THIS ****? lmao people are dumb as hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post


    Lol

    Yep
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    Listen to Rush open line fridays.
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    Is there a debate now which group is running the democrats?

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    HR1

    Our representative has sent out twitter and email ads warning that passage would mean support for ideas you disagree with.

    Isn't that kinda the point ?

    And why is her afraid of leveling the field ?

    Lets see who supports government by the donor class

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    “While they say the ID is free, it’s not. You have to be able to go and get supporting documents like a passport, or birth certificate, and of course, those things cost money for you to be able to go and get if you want to go get the free ID. The free ID is not free at all,” he said.

    And HR1, again, a hefty, wide-sweeping bill, is hoping to fix all of that and more. Some of the measures proposed in the bill include making Election Day a Federal Holiday, requiring states to have an automatic registration system for eligible individuals in which the potential voter would have to actively decide to opt out of being registered, rather than actively seeking registration, felons would regain their voting rights after completing their sentencing requirements, it would require the United States Postal Services to carry absentee ballots for free to ensure that anyone regardless of age or disability could vote, and it would revive key anti-discrimination provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which were gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.

    Veasey has also been working with other Democrat stars, like Stacey Abrams, who just narrowly lost her 2018 gubernatorial run in Georgia in an election that was plagued with accusations of voter suppression – to get the message out about HR1.


    https://www.essence.com/news/hr1-and...voters-rights/
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