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Thank You, George R.R. Martin for standing against Voter Suppression

George RR Martin at the Comicon

George R.R. Martin is the author of these books about some fight for an Iron Throne. Amanda Mac and Optimistic Chad have finished several books in Martin’s series, yet I have had put down A Game of Thrones for a few months to calm my nerves and settle my stomach, but I may pick it back up again. Two days ago, Martin wrote this post on voter suppression, with these quotes:

“But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger allies control key seats of power.”

Oh, and this goody:

“The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.”

*Sigh* Welp, I rest my case, once again.

Read the entire post:

Show Us Your Papers: George R.R. Martin at Not A Blog

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Vote for these Bibliobloggers

In honor of the mid-term elections coming up, like tomorrow, and in order to remind you to vote or stay home (especially if you are an Anabaptist like Chad), here is a list of offices that our very own bibliobloggers are campaigning for. Please get out the vote or stay home, just do not complain about the results.

Jeremy Thompson: Jeremy is running for the honorable office of Dog Catcher for the state of Louisiana. He promises to collect as much canine feces as possible to use as the New Orleans Saints running game.

Halden Doerge: Running for Ambassador to Basel, Switzerland. In the hopes of making the world a more peaceable place, Halden’s goal is to find the ghost of Karl Barth so that he may teach all of those Barthians how to read his works correctly (and in context).

Brian LePort: Brian wants your vote as Ambassador to the Vatican. Given the fact he does not celebrate Reformation Day and all.

Joel Watts: Joel is running far behind in his efforts to become Vice President. Please vote for Joel, because he loves being in the number 2 spot. Plus, no one from West Virginia has ever been elected to the Blair House or White House.  🙂

Christian Salafia: Seeking re-election as Chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Christian seeks to bring back prohibition in all of its glory. This includes a repeal of the 21st Amendment.

Craig Falvo: Craig wants your vote for Senior Librarian of the Do-Gooder Library of Congress.  He promises to eliminate all of the books on social justice and add a Glenn Beck section to every local library by October 2o12, just in time for the presidential election.

James McGrath: Vote for James McGrath, as the next curator for the 6-Day Creation Museum.  He will work with Ken Ham to bring Christians together.

Roland Boer: As the leading expert in sausage manufacturing, Roland wants to be elected as the head of the Food and Drug Administration.

You Have Been Bamboozled: The Coffee Party Movement

The video above is one of my favorites scenes from the movie Malcolm X. Less than two weeks ago, I found the Coffee Party Movement on facebook. I had my suspicions, but I withheld them out of patience.

And the patience was worth it. It turns out that it is not a grass root organization randomly started by a non-partisan citizen, but rather a political operative who volunteered for the Obama presidential campaign.  This was hardly a surprise.  Here is more information: here and here.

Not surprised at all on this one. Antony said it best: “Kool-Aid party, anyone?”

Truth and Peace,