Monday, June 22, 2009

MLK's Spinning Could Power Atlanta!

There was a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act decided today by the Supreme Court. The Voting Rights Act, you know, that law that allowed blacks and other minorities to vote in actual elections in the South and Alaska? The Voting Rights Act, renewed by a Republican Congress back in 2006 for 25 years and signed by George W Bush? Well, there are about 16 states that still need federal approval to change anything about any election. Surprise, Texas is one of those states. A small voting district near Austin where people voted in somebody's garage wanted to change it's polling place to a school. Federal approval was needed as per the Voting Rights Act. Some wingnut conservative group filed a law suit to challenge the Voting Rights Act based on this minor league case. After the Supremes allowed the small district to change its polling place, it voted 8-1 to not go further and decide the Voting Rights Act's constitutionality. Eight to ONE to not go there. Guess who the ONE who did want to go there was? You got it, it was good old Uncle_Ruckus, aka Clarence Thomas. Jesus, Unk Ruck, even Antonin Scalia didn't want to go there.

Wow, I knew Thomas was self-loathing, I mean he went so low as to perform one of Rush Limbaugh's sham marriages for godsakes. But voting to attempt to subvert voting rights for minorities , and having 8 white folks say whoa there, Stepin. Sad.

1 comment:

Jack Jodell said...

Thomas will rank as one of the worst Supreme Court Justices ever, followed in close pursuit by Scalia, Alito, and Roberts. These guys are as Old Guard as the Supreme Leader and all the mullahs in Iran. I sincerely hope Obama will be able to appoint at least two more Justices before his presidency is over!