Saturday, October 11, 2014


When Progressives are in charge                            


"We are extremely heartened by the court's decision, which affirms our position that the Texas voter identification law unfairly and unnecessarily restricts access to the franchise," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. "We are also pleased that the Supreme Court has refused to allow Wisconsin to implement its own restrictive voter identification law."
AUSTIN, Texas –  A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin.

The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings.

Approved in 2011, Texas' law is considered among the nation's harshest and had even been derided in court by the Justice Department as blatant discrimination. Wisconsin's law was passed the same year and has remained a similar political flashpoint. 

Okay, your toughest 100 guys and ours.  The Desert.  No holds barred.  Last man walking.

Stink Tag


 Stink Tag

I wake early, and am downstairs when I hear granddaughter's feet running into our bedroom.  Then shrieks, and more-non-stop-pounding and commotion and giggling.   As improbable as it is, my mind's eye saw granddaughter and MoSup playing stink tag.  Stink tag?  Horry clap. Stink tag?  I haven't heard that, even in my head, for about 90 years.  Back then, in Chicago, stink tag was when one kid would touch someone and yell "you stink,"  and run off.  The only way to get rid of the stink was to pass it to somebody else.  Usually someone was left crying.  So, yes, tag.  But we called it stink tag.  Never heard the phrase since, and we raised four kids.  Was that game peculiar to our block in Chicago?  Did one of us spontaneously make it up?  I Googled, and the nearest I could come was this preposterous variation.  And some others that are way too sophisticated for us kids to have conjured. 

I'm just wondering.