17 thoughts on “Texas burns, Perry cuts firefighters

  1. TRUTHOUT’S BUZZFLASH DAILY HEADLINES

    The latest Republican plan to steal a presidential election may just work.

    In Pennsylvania, according to Mother Jones, a plan is brewing to allocate the state’s electoral votes by Congressional districts. Since Pennsylvania is gerrymandered to favor the election of Republican Congressional representatives, Obama could win the popular vote there, but lose the state in the Electoral College.

    Given that the Pennsylvania legislature and the governorship are all controlled by the GOP, this is a law that has good odds of being passed.

    With the precedent of Republican-controlled states using pretty much model templates of legislation to put barriers in the way of Democratic voting groups, it is extremely possible that the Pennsylvania electoral delegate plan will be proposed and enacted in other states where the GOP is in charge.

    The Democrats have little recourse. “Nor is there anything obviously illegal or unconstitutional about the GOP plan,” Mother Jones notes. “‘The Constitution is pretty silent on how the electors are chosen in each state,’ says Karl Manheim, a law professor at Loyola University in Los Angeles.”

    After the stolen election of 2000, which led to a lost decade of national decline for America, it is painful to think that a Democrat may win the popular vote but lose the presidency due to political chicanery with the electoral vote allocation.

    But this robbery of democracy might just very well occur in plain sight.

    Mark Karlin
    Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout

  2. Perry asked to consider reprieve

    UNITED STATES: Lawyers for death-row inmate Duane Buck, who was due to be executed in Texas today, have asked Governor Rick Perry to issue a 30-day reprieve to allow courts to consider the role the prisoner’s race may have played in the sentencing.

    Mr Buck was convicted of the 1995 killing his ex-girlfriend and another man.

    During his trial jurors heard testimony from psychologist Walter Quijano who told them that black criminals were more likely to pose a danger to the public if released.

    Mr Perry had not responded to the request when the Morning Star went to press.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/109545

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