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Who Started Secret Donor Lists? NAACP, That's Who!

by James Denison / February 3, 2013 11:24 PM PST
Now some of the same ones back then who supported secret donor lists are the ones yelling when the Republicans do the same.

Hmm, which is worse? Nasty threatening phone calls or crosses in the yard? Just another example of ultimate hypocrisy in America today on part of our govt institutions, creating the unlevel legal grounds and fostering of reverse discrimination.

" In the years since the NAACP v. Alabama decision, courts have never extended it to cover donors in the usual conservative-liberal, Republican-Democratic debates. A
related case did go to the Supreme Court in 2010. Challenging a state
disclosure law, it sought to withhold the names of people who had
petitioned against gay marriage. The court said they had no
right to secrecy. Justice Antonin Scalia was scathing: "Running a
democracy takes a certain amount of civic courage. And the First
Amendment does not protect you from criticism or even nasty phone

So Justice Scalia, can we soon expect that list of NAACP members and donors to be published?
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(NT) Along with a list of KKK members?
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 3:27 AM PST
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Everyone knew who they were
by James Denison / February 4, 2013 3:55 AM PST

The only guys buying white sheets at the JC Penny white sale each year.

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Especially sheets for king size beds
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 4:07 AM PST

They came from the factory with eyeholes, ...Eyeholes for ***holes.

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KKK would be a comparatively short list
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 5:08 AM PST

if you go by membership...anywhere from 50-100/1 if reported estimates are correct. Factor in representation by % of population and their relative influence is even less. Don't lose any sleep over it.

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RE:Don't lose any sleep over it.
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 5:13 AM PST

If James can lose sleep why can't I?

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No one needs to but you can choose to.
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 5:35 AM PST
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I didn't click your link
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 5:43 AM PST

But I wouldn't pay a nickle to hear a hot dog bark.

THAT'S how come I pay $50M in taxes.

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If you had a nickle
by James Denison / February 4, 2013 5:47 AM PST

you go get 5 pennies just so you could rub them together and make more pocket noise for the girls.

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RE: go get 5 pennies
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: If you had a nickle

Those were the days, when YOU could get something for 5 cents. Devil

Penny for your thoughts: Your stories about Canada's one-cent piece

Now that they've started rounding up and down I'm going around looking for items that cost 1¢,2, 6¢ and 7¢....and have the price rounded down....a penny here a penny there after a while you're paying taxes on $100M.

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that's fine. It was silly anyway
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 5:54 AM PST

and, IMO, an appropriate response to another silly one.

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Sometimes I don't know why you waste your time
by JP Bill / February 4, 2013 6:06 AM PST

But then I realize I'm also wasting MY time.

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been a slow day, ain't it.
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 6:09 AM PST

I can waste time shoveling snow or waste it here. Either way the darned stuff keeps coming back. Happy

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And I
by James Denison / February 4, 2013 6:11 AM PST

have been working on the ice dispenser door in the refrigerator. It quit dropping cubes, just does the shaved ice stuff which I don't prefer.

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It's the middle of winter and you want ice cubes?
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 6:35 AM PST
In reply to: And I

Maybe the Lucy link was sent to the wrong person. Devil

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fixing this
by James Denison / February 4, 2013 6:50 AM PST
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Looks similar to mine but I've more buttons
by Steven Haninger / February 4, 2013 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: fixing this

From your description, it sounded like the crusher (whatever it's called) was remaining enabled so I was thinking a stuck switch. A multimeter would have helped figure that out. Ours hasn't been trouble free either but so far it's not needed parts replacement. Our dishwasher is another story. I've had it apart a few times. I've the front latch switch bypassed for now and am nursing it along until we can do some other kitchen updates. Good luck with your project.

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