Vice President Joe Biden used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to launch an all-out attack on voter ID laws, which he implied were similar to poll taxes and literacy tests.
“This has been the ultimate fight because our opponents know the single most dangerous thing to give us is the right to vote,” Biden said Monday at a breakfast sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Washington, D.C. “Now we’re in a hail storm.”
The vice president went on to rip into the U.S. Supreme Court for weakening the Voting Rights Act.
Biden told the Sharpton group they are doing “God’s work” and praised both King and President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed both the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law.
“Dr. King, if you remember, you all do, in 1965 wrote from a jail in Selma, he said voting is the foundation stone for political action. Ever since that year, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been the mortar protecting and fortifying that foundation stone,” Biden said.
He said the 1964 bill was not enough in the area of voting.
Read more here.
Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis was catapulted onto the national stage last June after staging an 11-hour filibuster in an attempt to halt a contentious abortion bill in the Texas Senate.
She’s now hoping to become the state’s first Democratic governor in nearly two decades — but new revelations over the weekend could do damage to her credibility and provide campaign fodder for her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Davis, 50, has been leveraging a personal story centered on hard work and single motherhood, but she’s taking fire for purportedly touting inaccurate details in her biography. The senator has even admitted that some of the details weren’t as tight as they should have been and that she needs “to be more focused on the detail.”
Read more here.
President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.
EAG News reported:
A Kansas father is not too happy with his local school district after his daughter brought home a picture of a school poster about “oral sex” and “grinding.”
sexfeelingsThe poster – titled “How do people express their sexual feelings?” – lists numerous types of sexual activities that Hocker Grove Middle School parent Mark Ellis believes are inappropriate for his 13-year-old daughter, Fox news reports.
“It upsets me,” Ellis told the television station. “And again, it goes back to who approved this? You know this had to pass through enough hands that someone should have said, ‘Wait a minute, these are 13-year-old kids, we do not need to be this in-depth with this sexual education type program.”
The poster offers lots of ways to “express sexual feelings” including anal sex, vaginal intercourse, massage, sexual fantasy, dancing and other options.
“Why would you put it in front of 13-year-old students?” Ellis questioned.
School district officials told the television station the poster is part of a broader “abstinence-based” sexual education curriculum for middle school students.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) site contained a section called “Make test prep fun,” which directed students to a site with quizzes that help them find out if they are a “sexy bitch,” “evil,” a “freak,” “insane,” etc.
Scrolling down and right on the page, students could also click on the links to take quizzes that would help them find out if they are “sluts,” or “losers.”
Questions on the “Are you a slut?” test include:
How many sexual partners have you had?
Would you have a threesome or a gang bang?
Are you often called a slut?
Have you ever let a boy hump you or grind on you in your younger years?
Have you ever messed around with brothers, cousins, or some other people related somehow?
What type of sex do you enjoy/prefer?
Students who wish to find out if they are a “loser” must answer these questions:
Are you a virgin?
Do you pay to talk to hot girls, and or pay for any female interaction?
How many times per day do you jerk your dick to porn/female pictures?
When did you last have sex?
How much is in your savings and checking?
What’s the average size of your dick?
How much time do you spend on femdom sites per day?
Do you cross dress?