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This has been bothering me...

Last month, when Congress voted to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1965... why was such a big deal made of this? I don't understand why they even needed to extend it. It's just a formality. George acted soo proud of himself about it, too. Way to go, man. You're just looking for recognition for anything at this point, aren't you?

It reminds me of Chris Rock, from Bigger and Blacker:
Niggas always want credit for some shit they're supposed to do. They'll brag about stuff a normal man just does. They'll say something like, "Yeah, well, I take care of my kids." You're supposed to, you dumb motherfucker! "I ain't never been to jail." Whaddya want? A cookie? You're not supposed to go to jail, you low-expectation-having mothafucka!

I understand that there were 33 people that actually voted against it, which is beyond me, and the threat that the government feels about the states getting too much control over this and outlawing blacks from voting in their states. Really, though, was there any way they could've gotten away with this? I'd like to think that at this day and age, this is common sense.

Of course, I would've thought that allowing fetuses that are going to be thrown away to be used for medical purposes would be common sense, too.

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inherentmalaise
Aug. 1st, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
My MTH prof. actually quoted that in class last night. :)

There was such a small attendance that some kids were asking for extra credit for showing up. He's like, "Why do y'all always want extra credit for something you're supposed to do..." and then went on to say, it's like, Chris Rock said, etc. He quoted most of it except for the obscenities. Yeah.

Common sense is highly underrated and unfortunately rarely learned/used.
happinessiseasy
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
lol if you look at your comment on the comments page, it looks like you're saying "My motherfucking professor..." because a) MTH looks like mutha, and b) the words "MOTHER F*CKER" appear right above that word in your user icon.
dontsayroscoe
Aug. 1st, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
The objection to the Voting Rights Act is a result of a provision that forces the states from the former Confederacy (Alabama, Louisiana, etc.) to submit all proposed voting regulation changes to a federal court for approval. One could argue that such a measure is no longer neccessary.

I would not.
happinessiseasy
Aug. 1st, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
I was unaware of that provision.
skipthedemon
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
What Robby said is true. Sadly, I think it's still a provision that needs to exist. The thing that I don't know is if the Voting Rights Act was renewed with exactly the same provisions as the old one, or whether it was amended.
dontsayroscoe
Aug. 2nd, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Yeah. So, there is a reasonable justification for debate on the issue. However, I really do fear that some Congressmen were using this issue as an excuse to kill the act.
mdm
Aug. 14th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Please email me the flower shop girl song

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