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Conservative Explains Why Republicans Want to Suppress Voting: VIDEO


Right Wing Watch pulls up this video of arch-conservative Paul Weyrich to explain why the right-wing engages in voter suppression. It was shot 30 years ago, and the story hasn't changed since:

The media frequently reports on right-wing and GOP voter suppression efforts, but they rarely acknowledge the root cause – Republicans do better when fewer people vote. This is the driving force behind the GOP’s draconian voter ID laws and efforts to limit early voting, voter registration drives, and provisional voting.
The right wing and GOP have whipped up hysteria around voter fraud, which is virtually non-existent, in order to justify roadblocks to voting for millions of Americans. I’ll let Paul Weyrich explain why.
Weyrich is widely regarded as the “founding father of the conservative movement.” He founded ALEC and co-founded the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority, Council for National Policy, and Free Congress Foundation, among others.

"I don't want everybody to vote," says Weyrich in the video.


ScottThis is exactly what's happening in Florida right now, as you may have read:

Early voting is supposed to make it easier for people to carry out their constitutional right. Tuesdays are notoriously inconvenient to take off work, so many states have given voters the option of turning out on weekends or other weekdays in the run-up to Election Day.

But in Florida this year, it has been a nightmare for voters, who have faced record wait times, long lines in the sun and a Republican governor, Rick Scott, who has refused to budge and extend early voting hours.

"People are getting out to vote. That's what's very good," said Scott.

People are getting out to vote -- but many of them are having to wait in line for three or four hours to do so. One contributor to DailyKos claimed it took 9 hours to vote.

Charlie Crist has called it for what it is: "indefensible" voter suppression.

Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 2:00 PM EST by in 2012 Election, News, Republican Party | Permalink | Comments (14)

Men Swing Their Cucumbers for PETA: VIDEO


PETA makes note of the sexual benefits of going vegan in a new video for World Vegan Day.


(via dlisted)

Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 1:26 PM EST by in News, PETA | Permalink | Comments (33)

NYC's Rockaway Neighborhood Needs Us: VIDEO


NYC's Rockaway Beach neighborhood was among those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Documentarian Alex Braverman produced this powerful mini-documentary about the damage to the area and its residents, narrated by a voicemail he received from his friend Michelle Cortez who lives there.


Information on how to help the Rockaways can be found here. You can go to THIS WEBSITE to find volunteer opportunities in NYC.

In case you missed it over the weekend, NYC's Ali Forney Center, the largest shelter for LGBT Homeless Youth here in New York, suffered extensive damage in the storm. Click HERE to donate to the center.

There's going to be a benefit for the Ali Forney Center on November 11 at industry Bar in Hell's Kitchen. More info HERE.


Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 12:45 PM EST by in Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, New York, News | Permalink | Comments (2)

James Franco Gets His Body Paint On


James Franco has been posting some shirtless inscrutable photos to his Whosay profile.

If anyone would like to interpret what's happening here, feel free to do so in the comments.

Two more shots, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via buzzfeed)




Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 12:25 PM EST by in James Franco, News | Permalink | Comments (24)

Singer Songwriter Brendan James Says Marriage Equality is 'Nothin But Love': VIDEO


The fight for equal marriage shows its face in singer-songwriter Brendan James' new music video "Nothin But Love" from his new album Hope in Transition.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP..


Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 12:04 PM EST by in Brendan James, Gay Marriage, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (5)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Shows His Anti-Gay Facebook Fans The Door


Jesse Tyler Ferguson says 'buh-bye' to his anti-gay 'fans' in a post on Facebook:

"As an actor I have learned that I have to develop a thick skin but as a HUMAN I am having a harder time. The amount of vitriol I have received in the past few days over my stance on marriage equality could kill an adult horse! The majority of my fans have been amazing & supportive. But I am in shock and ashamed of many of my 'fans' who are standing firm in their stance that I am 'less than' them because of my sexual orientation. To those who feel this way: I gladly show you the door and wish you well on your journey."

Posted Nov. 5,2012 at 11:25 AM EST by in Gay Marriage, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, News | Permalink | Comments (18)


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