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  • Jul 22, 2011 @ 09:59am

    Does that mean Zoey Deschanel can sue Katy Perry and Emily Blunt any time they get hired to do something?

    http://www.fashionfoiegras.com/2010/06/hollywoods-triplets-emily-blunt-katy.html

  • Jun 28, 2011 @ 07:59am

    Re: Re:

    I am well aware of that. I was trying to make a point.

    Many of the same people (in other forums) I see happy over this ruling were upset over the Citizen's United ruling.

  • Jun 28, 2011 @ 07:25am

    And just think. If SCOTUS hadn't ruled in Citizen's United that a corporation has free speech rights, then the ruling in this case would not have had the grounding it does.

    How could a law banning violent video games violate free speech rights if the company that made the game didn't have those rights to begin with.

  • May 09, 2011 @ 01:35pm

    This was a result of a doctor firing a patient because the mother refused to answer the question about guns.

  • Apr 08, 2011 @ 01:50pm

    Re: Paper ballots

    South Dakota has a great compromise when it comes to electronic voting.

    The ballots are the standard fill-in-the-circle sheets that everyone used in school. You slide the ballot into the evoting station and it comes up with the ballot questions. You make your choices on the touch screen (it also has headphones you can use if you are blind). After all the questions are done, it shows you your choices and you can make changes. Then it marks your ballot for you and spits it back out so that you can review it for yourself. After that, you slide it into the lock box and it is tabulated using a scantron machine.

    One big benefit to this is that if there are problems with the voting machines, you can still fill it out with a pen. You also have a physical ballot that can be recounted.

    Anyone that has a miss-vote in South Dakota deserves to have their ballot thrown out. There are too many safeguards in place.

  • Apr 08, 2011 @ 12:56pm

    There is another good reason to stay away from political stories like this. A writer will always miss important information. Like this quote.

    "But at the news conference with Nickolaus, Ramona Kitzinger, the Democrat on the Waukesha County Board of Canvassers, said: "We went over everything and made sure all the numbers jibed up and they did. Those numbers jibed up, and we're satisfied they're correct.""
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119410124.html

  • Sep 23, 2010 @ 06:24am

    Missing the point of the video

    Of course, the point of his video was the reaction of the people in the crowd to her story. He wasn't trying to get Sherrod in trouble. He was showing that the people in the audience were pleased with the story of her denying help to the white farmer.