Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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The Supreme Court rejects part of 1965 law in a 5-4 decision.

Good Day World!

The Supreme Court reached a new low yesterday when they struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Civil rights activists called the decision “devastating,” and a “demolition of the law.”

Once again this current Supreme Court has proven to be craven cowards with agendas that run different than most Americans. They forget too soon that the new South wants to be the old South and that doesn’t bode well for racial equality!

The Voting Rights Act requires nine states with a history of discrimination at the polls, mostly in the South, to get approval from the Justice Department or a special panel of judges before they change their voting laws. The rule also applies to 12 cities and 57 counties elsewhere. The last time it was renewed was 2006.

Moving on…as in I’m going to be walking down the road and leaving blogging behind until July 3rd, but will be back for the 4th of July.

I need to spend some time reflecting on life and death. Putting my beloved pug down rocked me to the core. I’m going to spend a few days with my father (it’s his 85th birthday June 28th). He’s a crusty old marine living alone since my mother died last year. I miss him.

I always say “live each day like it’s your last.” Each time a loved one dies we grieve because we can’t be with them anymore. You cannot measure love and say, “I just love humans,” because the animals in our world are worthy of love too.

I’m not going to smell the roses (they often have thorns you know). Instead, I’ll be drinking some fine single malt scotch with my dad and listening to stories about when he was young.

Time for me to walk on down the road now….

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