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View Diary: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (Voting Rights Edition) (41 comments)

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  •  Ah, yes... (3+ / 0-)

    I can see how that would have a bearing. I'm not much fond of him either...but, it was the first thing that popped to mind when I sat to write.

    I hope I did not come off as flippant, it was surely not my intent. I may be cheeky at times but I absolutely am aware of the seriousness of this subject.

    We have a lot of work to do to insure (ensure?) that the right to vote continues to be available for all (and easy to exercise).

    Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

    by Kysen on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:19:01 PM PDT

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    •  I missed it originally, too, (3+ / 0-)
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      Kysen, 6412093, Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

      and found it by virtue of a comment in a diary about how no one's writing diaries about voting rights. Any publicity is good publicity!

      Very nice diary. I'm going to send it on to some good-hearted but shockingly uneducated in-laws.

      •  Yah, I have to admit to not thinking about that... (4+ / 0-)

        when I titled the diary. Not only does the title bring Foxworthy to mind, the 'hover' preview mentions him and the game show. I can see how folks would pass over it without lookin' deeper.

        That test really upset my mom. Like me, she knew that the literacy tests were one method used to disenfranchise non-whites...and like me, she had no clue as to how utterly malevolent they were. It really is shocking to read over that 'test'.

        Thanks for giving this diary a look!

        Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

        by Kysen on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 07:37:37 PM PDT

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