Illinois Votes to Loosen Voting Standards

Illinois Assembly passed and the governor signed new voting regulations giving increased time for early voting (there already was quite a bit of time for early voting), same day registrations (gee, because some people just don’t have the time to register to vote until voting day), AND abolished the requirement for voters to have an identification card to show poll workers (even though you have to have one or two for everything else you do in the U.S. but voting is not that important, and besides, it’s too much of a burden to require that of people).

And the excuses go on and on and on. Pretty soon, others will be allowed to vote in your place because well, gee, you just can’t get there at all, so I’ll vote in your place, yada, yada, yada. It’s ok, because, well, you would have voted if you could have, and it’s not like it’s an extra vote, after all. I’m just voting FOR you, because you aren’t using your vote, so I will.

Can’t you just see it coming?

The press release coming out of Springfield was so much progressive propaganda. I work for a newspaper, but I just couldn’t see myself putting it in our paper without the corresponding dissent from one of my favorite column writers who can address each progressive deception appropriately.

I like what Mahatma Gandhi said: First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win. Yeh.

Analyze This!

Democracy Alliance held a conference recently in Chicago. Someone left  one of their manuals behind with a list of the member groups in it. For a 503 c(4) organization that likes to keep its members’ names secret, this was quite a gift. It’s a glimpse into the Progressive agenda and pretty good propaganda reading. There are two documents. One is the list of the Alliance members and their budgets and purpose. The other is the agenda (Spring 2014 DAIR) and plan for the upcoming year and beyond. It’s quite a coup to have this for our perusal. I think you’ll find it interesting reading.

Spring 2014 DAIR

News of the Week, So Far

The Department of Defense has been ordered to fight seafood fraud. All this while Baghdad is under threat.

AMA declares gender is “imaginary.”

The dog ate my homework. Translation: All those emails you wanted, Congress? Well, my hard drive crashed and I specifically lost all of those, and now the computer has been thrown away too.

Redskins, your name is hurtful to those of us who are sensitive. I (the government) am taking your property away.

Er.Um. I got that Benghazi ringleader you all were worried about….finally.

Our Secretary of State: I wonder if Iraq is aware of how bad global warming is….



The world is going mad.

And the beat goes on. La-di-da-di-di.

We better say our prayers.

There are Haters out there!

I received a really snarky comment on my art blog the other day. Me. On my blog about art. It’s not the first time, but this one had a particularly hateful tone. She was going to follow my art blog, but after she read my political blog, there was NO WAY she would EVER follow my art blog. Now I will admit to using sarcasm when I write here at Watching the Nation. But I don’t use hate. I actually refuse to be hateful. I really work at putting facts out there, and yes, my opinion about them is in there too. I really want to enter the debate, which is why I started this blog. And debate needs to be fairly unemotional. Just the facts.

But it’s my blog and I have an opinion on our world. And it is a conservative opinion. Everyone else seems to claim the right to speak. So how come I (who would be accused en masse along with all conservatives of being, of all things, a HATER) am being attacked in such a hateful manner? I don’t get it. Except to say this: I’ve been around the block a few times, and here is what I see….those who accuse others of being HATERS are themselves hateful. (And the commenter didn’t actually accuse me of being a hater, but her vehemence against me seemed to leap off the page, so that I could see the accusation coming). Those who so easily judge others (and I am guilty of it too; it is a constant battle) are guilty of the same things they say others do. For me, it is no longer about Republicans vs. Democrats; it is now about Right vs. Wrong.

I responded pleasantly to the commenter, lamenting that I was sorry she felt that way and couldn’t separate my art from my politics. I said it was too bad, and that we probably could have learned things from each other. Indeed. That is what debate is about….in my opinion.