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I wonder if someone should alert NBC to the fact that it’s not 2008 still.

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Here’s a reasonable illustration showing how some people need Fisher-Price voting blocks… (Thank you, NBC, for being consistently as stupid as the ‘voters’ that you champion.)

Tabitha Brown, 29, of Oregon, says she won’t vote because she finds her ballot too confusing. “I’m just a simple girl,” she said. “Dumb it down for us.”

In Buffalo, N.Y., Ryan King, 19, said he won’t vote because he doesn’t know if he’s registered. He mailed in a registration form, but no one replied, so he doesn’t know where to show up. Further south in the Bronx, Lala, a woman who is staying at a shelter, isn’t voting because she thought she needed a state ID, which she can’t afford. When she learned she didn’t need an ID, it was too late to register.

Seriously.  “Dumb it down for us” was uttered by a bottom-feeding cretin.  Rather than taking the totally passive “I’m simple” approach, why not try to learn and educate one’s self?  Too much effort, I suppose.

Don’t know where to show up to vote?  Why not go to a library or open up a phone book to find out?  Looking it up online has never been easier.  Call your local RNC/DNC headquarters and they would be tickled to help you – it’s only a phone call away.

Don’t know whether you need an ID?  Ask someone!  Or just sit back and let bad things happen because you lacked the impetus to move.

These are the “disenfranchised” voters you will hear about.  THESE are the people the liberals desperately want to get voting, because these are the people without the slightest semblance of anything more than a rudimentary limbic system and are most likely to vote for whoever promises them something free and with no regard to the use of personal common sense.

Let’s not go back to this:

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Rush Limbaugh to be played by John Cusack.  Won’t that be a treat?  Maybe they can bring back Dan Aykroyd to reprise his role as the perpetually constipated Dick Cheney (War, Inc.).

Here’s my problem.  As an actor, in certain movies, I love John Cusack.  But the guy is such an inflamed asshole in real life, it saps much of the enjoyment I could get from his stuff.

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And lastly, a headline from a few days ago:

Minorities In Poor Neighborhoods Less Likely To Receive CPR

Minorities who suffer heart attacks in poor neighborhoods are not nearly as likely to receive proper CPR compared to if they were to suffer from cardiac arrest in affluent white neighborhoods.

You may say “Lemur King, why are you talking about this?”

I’ll toss out two portions of that article:

A recent study from a group of medical researchers found that blacks and Hispanics are about 30 percent less likely to be aided by CPR than white people, with the odds being the worst when it involves a black victim in a low-income black neighborhood.

Blacks and hispanics are 30% less likely to be aided by CPR than whites.  Somehow if you are white you (again) have an advantage over a minority, is the implication.

Comilla Sasson, the study’s lead author from the University of Colorado in Denver, found that socio-economic status actually makes more of a difference in a person surviving than a neighborhood’s racial makeup.

If “socio-economic status actually makes more of a difference in a person surviving than a neighborhood’s racial makeup” why preface it with “blacks and hispanics are about 30% less likely to be aided by CPR than white people”?  Why not say “poor people are less likely to get aid”?

Yes, you can argue that blacks and hispanics are more likely to be poor so there is no contradiction here but it’s a matter of how you choose to talk about the results.  This is a study that was aimed and put in a spin cycle to make it sound like whites are all surviving just fine while blacks and hispanics are getting a short end of a stick through no fault of their own, and probably at the hands of whites.

Yes, Comilla Sasson is black, why do you ask?  More focus needs to be put on this:

…the odds being the worst when it involves a black victim in a low-income black neighborhood.

What should have been asked in the article was “Why are more blacks and hispanics unmotivated to learn CPR?  If they are learning CPR, why are they unmotivated to render assistance?”

What are the odds of surviving if you are a white in a black neighborhood or a black in a white neighborhood?

And whose fault is all of this?  What is the “fix” to the problem – throw more money somewhere?  If people haven’t been motivated before, what will make them motivated in the future if opportunities are provided?

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