Sources: FCC [filing], [comments], DailyKos
quote: While true communism never existed, the bastardized version of the USSR has more in common with the far right wings of the US GOP on social and political issues (make homosexuality a crime, discrimated against, discrimated against minorities. dienfranchised the population).
quote: It did not help that California had Republican governor for almost 8 years that drove the state into its current fiscal crisis and then refused to fix it.
quote: Not really. The flavor of communism in the USSR was far closer to a dictatorship than anything else. It had little in common with conservative or liberal viewpoints in the USA.
quote: To say that either US party favors discrimination against minorities is the height of propaganda. Neither party supports such a notion and both have passed laws to prevent it over the years.
quote: California has been a financial clusterfuck for far longer than 8 years.
quote: I have no problem with you making the counter-argument that the democrats aren't the demons the previous poster claimed they were, but I do have a problem with you doing the exact opposite to the republicans. If you are going to lay blame, lay it where it belongs, on the heads of BOTH parties. Blindly following either party and their candidates is the reason our country is in the situation it is in.
quote: In Michigan, as well as states around the union, there is a concerted effort by Republican governors with Repulican lead state legislatures that are superceding the will of the people.
quote: This past November the citiizens of Michigan voted to repeal Public Act 4 as they felt it infringed on their liberty to elect their public officials.
quote: Well, the govenor convened a lame duck session and pushed through an almost identical law with appropriation monies attached, which under Michigan constitution prevents it from ever appearing on a ballot before the people.
quote: Of course, this endeavor will see this cash strapped state in federal court defending itself from it's citizens. Sounds like dictatorship to me.