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(Talking Points Memo)   Jim Cramer: YOU SHOULD BUY ID LAWS NOW. There is nothing wrong with them. I fixed my dad's problems in 7 hours and so can you   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 111
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2012-09-12 08:58:58 AM
I don't know why but I read the headline in Billy Mays' voice
 
2012-09-12 09:00:18 AM

somedude210: I don't know why but I read the headline in Billy Mays' voice


That makes it TWICE as pahr-ful!
 
2012-09-12 09:05:52 AM
So the answer to the problem of ID laws preventing otherwise eligible voters from voting is to "be related to a famous rich guy".

Yeah, I see a logistical problem right off the bat there.

/Still remember Cramer's epic rant 5 minutes before Bear Sterns went bowl-swirling after months of touting their asses.
//Thanks for the heads up, Buddy!
 
2012-09-12 09:06:38 AM
FTA: As TPM reported earlier, CNBC's Jim Cramer tweeted on Tuesday morning that his father - a World War II veteran named Ken - would lose the ability to vote under the state voter ID law because he "does not drive, he is elderly, and can't prove his citizenship."


That new voter ID law in PA is catching all the illegal immigrants and criminals I see. I'm so proud
 
2012-09-12 09:09:01 AM
Don't those same people have to show ID to collect benefits?
 
2012-09-12 09:17:51 AM
y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.
 
2012-09-12 09:18:55 AM
Now all we have to do is get 700K other voter's fathers television shows.
 
2012-09-12 09:21:55 AM

serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.


But then the massive Secret Islamo-Kenyan Voter Fraud Conspiracy will flood our polling places with millions of ineligible, fraudulent agents!
 
2012-09-12 09:27:33 AM

serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.


42 is now 'elderly'?
 
2012-09-12 09:33:09 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.

42 is now 'elderly'?


Yeah, we need a better metric... distance from your nipples to your belt buckle, perhaps. Or number of onions tied to your belt.
 
2012-09-12 09:39:19 AM
McKnight said the agency recently began offering a "safety net" form of photo identification, which is given to voters lack a birth certificate but have a Social Security number.

Yeah, I predict that the far right conservatives are going to be totally fine with that
 
2012-09-12 10:17:55 AM
I've been dealing with this with my step mother. The DOT doesn't like her documents. The third time will either be the charm, or I'll make such a scene I'll get arrested.

Farking GOP can go fark themselves with a sharp stick, the farkers.
 
2012-09-12 10:25:57 AM

Marcus Aurelius: The DOT doesn't like her documents


Do they not have a published list of accepted documents? Seems like that should be a straightforward case of "hey, here's the documents. Oh? Well your website says they're good enough. Let me talk to your manager."

I'm not saying I don't believe you, just lamenting the state of government bureaucracy that farks up a seemingly easy task.
 
2012-09-12 10:29:20 AM

mahuika: McKnight said the agency recently began offering a "safety net" form of photo identification, which is given to voters lack a birth certificate but have a Social Security number.

Yeah, I predict that the far right conservatives are going to be totally fine with that


Yeah, my SSN is 123-45-6789.
Really though, you could make that work. Just run some biometrics across all the photos to make sure the same person hasn't gotten multiple IDs under different SSNs
 
2012-09-12 10:34:37 AM

serial_crusher: Marcus Aurelius: The DOT doesn't like her documents

Do they not have a published list of accepted documents? Seems like that should be a straightforward case of "hey, here's the documents. Oh? Well your website says they're good enough. Let me talk to your manager."

I'm not saying I don't believe you, just lamenting the state of government bureaucracy that farks up a seemingly easy task.


She was born a bastard, and her birth certificate name is different from her social security name and the name she got married under. She's never had a passport or drivers license, so the only docs she has are her birth certificate, SSN, and the papers involved with her marriages. The DOT no likey.
 
2012-09-12 10:55:06 AM
Why isn't Jim Cramer in prison for his Pump N' Dump scams?

I bet CNBC would televise from his cell.
 
2012-09-12 11:16:38 AM

serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.


I'm good with that so long as they can prove it.
 
2012-09-12 11:17:33 AM
All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.
 
2012-09-12 11:41:59 AM

downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.


Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though
 
2012-09-12 12:01:58 PM

somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though



I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.
 
2012-09-12 12:28:23 PM
7 hours. I'm sure that people who are voting on Election Day will afford this time to get things cleared up.
 
2012-09-12 12:29:52 PM
And if the authorities are willing to do this for all of their citizens... I'd be okay with that.

Helping the father of a loudmouth who gives out dubious financial advice ain't gonna cut it.
 
2012-09-12 12:30:53 PM
I'm confused. How do I put this in my "do the opposite of everything Jim Cramer recommends" portfolio? I've made 15,000% in the last 6 weeks already.
 
2012-09-12 12:31:05 PM
Tomorrow the voter ID law is supposed to go before the Pennsylvania supreme court, which may strike it down before the election.
 
2012-09-12 12:31:33 PM

somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though


SS made it's first payouts in 1937, but was limited to a relatively small number of people.
 
2012-09-12 12:31:59 PM
It got fixed because you're Jim Farking Cramer and you have a board full of sound effects that magically incorrectly predicts the stock market.
 
2012-09-12 12:33:44 PM
Voter ID threads - 500 posts where 200 would have sufficed.
 
2012-09-12 12:33:45 PM
Shine on you crazy teabagging moron....
 
2012-09-12 12:34:09 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Three Crooked Squirrels: serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.

42 is now 'elderly'?

Yeah, we need a better metric... distance from your nipples to your belt buckle, perhaps. Or number of onions tied to your belt.


Types of music you refer to as "that noise".
 
2012-09-12 12:34:48 PM
Huh. So this is a problem that wealthy white people can easily fix? Color me surprised.
 
2012-09-12 12:34:53 PM

CPennypacker: I'm confused. How do I put this in my "do the opposite of everything Jim Cramer recommends" portfolio? I've made 15,000% in the last 6 weeks already.


Big Dave: Tomorrow the voter ID law is supposed to go before the Pennsylvania supreme court, which may strike it down before the election.


Ask and ye shall receive.
 
2012-09-12 12:35:08 PM

downstairs: somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though


I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.


Voting age is 18, champ. Most voters (people who actually go to the polls) are over 40. 60-some-odd percent (if not more) of the silverhairs vote. The problem with enacting these rules is that we tend to think everyone drives, interacts with state/local governments all the time, and has a basic understanding of modern technology.

That may describe a huge part of the under-30 crowd, but a small sliver of their parents' and grandparents' cohort.
 
2012-09-12 12:36:28 PM
The real crime here?

1) That Cramer was stupid enough to think that someone wouldn't cry false equivalency and back it up with facts about the incident....

or

2) That Cramer knows he'd be outted, realizes he's full of shiat and doesn't give two shiny f*cks about it.
 
2012-09-12 12:36:50 PM

downstairs: I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.


Privileged guys on an internet board can't fathom how millions of people get through life in America without a state issued photo id? No shiat.
 
2012-09-12 12:40:24 PM
How does this sorry shiat sack still have a job? No weatherman with his rate of bed-shiatting could get work reporting the forecast for Antarctica.
 
2012-09-12 12:41:23 PM

Aexia: downstairs: I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.

Privileged guys on an internet board can't fathom how millions of people get through life in America without a state issued photo id? No shiat.


Christ, this.

I have a friend who didn't get a SSN until he was 16 (small town, everyone knew his grandparents and parents so school wasn't exactly an issue), got and subsequently lost his license, and has now happily made it the past two years sans photo ID. Signed a lease, buys booze and cigarettes, whatever. Living in Detroit kinda makes it easier.

He'll have to get a new license in two more years, IIRC, when the current-but-not-physically-on-him license expires. Not to vote, though. Because at least our Republican governor isn't a complete disenfranchising douchebag.
 
2012-09-12 12:42:32 PM

somedude210: I don't know why but I read the headline in Billy Mays' voice


JIMMY CRAMER HERE WITH THE AMAZING HERP-A-DERP, ABLE TO DERP YOUR HERP AT TWICE THE DERP.
 
2012-09-12 12:43:01 PM
Hell, just spend the $140 for a passport.
 
2012-09-12 12:43:27 PM
Oh, and he works. At a national chain, no less. The job before that was a maintenance/building manager. I feel like he lost his ID before the building manager job, but he's definitely gainfully employed without a government issued photo ID right now. Just his social and his private school expired college ID.
 
2012-09-12 12:45:20 PM

Aexia: downstairs: I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.

Privileged guys on an internet board can't fathom how millions of people get through life in America without a state issued photo id? No shiat.


He specifically stated SSN, genius.
 
2012-09-12 12:46:33 PM

Jake Havechek: Shine on you crazy teabagging moron....


I think you're thinking of Rick Santelli
 
2012-09-12 12:47:09 PM
What a smokescreen--use an absentee ballot.
 
2012-09-12 12:48:07 PM

downstairs: somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though


I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.


In other words, I can't spend the extra five minutes and think about how someone could have a different life experience than my own.
 
2012-09-12 12:49:45 PM
Did I miss something? Cramer tweets that his dad will be wrongfully disenfranchised by this law, officials in PA come to his rescue because of his high profile, Cramer tweets about it drawing more attention to the fact that this law is wrong... therefore Cramer is a dick because of it?
 
2012-09-12 12:52:23 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Aexia: downstairs: I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.

Privileged guys on an internet board can't fathom how millions of people get through life in America without a state issued photo id? No shiat.

He specifically stated SSN, genius.



Thanks.  Although I'll admit I read the article wrong and thought Cramer's dad didn't have one.  The whole point was for people who don't have an ID and do have a SSN.
 
So I see where people got my comments wrong, because I was off-base.
 
All is good.
 
2012-09-12 12:52:31 PM
Jim Crow laws were effectively racist.
Voter ID laws are effectively racist.

There is more than one way to prevent in person vote fraud. Voter ID laws are not the only way, but Republicans are only interested in effectively racist options that benefit only their party.
 
2012-09-12 12:53:33 PM

coeyagi: downstairs: somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though


I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.

In other words, I can't spend the extra five minutes and think about how someone could have a different life experience than my own.


I was saying how could someone not have a SSN.  Not how could someone not have an ID.  My bad, I mis-read part of the article.
 
2012-09-12 12:55:03 PM

serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.


That's perfect! All you have do is show proof of your birthdate. With a photo to prove it's your birthdate.
 
2012-09-12 12:55:47 PM

BSABSVR: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Three Crooked Squirrels: serial_crusher: y'know, it's the elderly who have the most problems with this. Let's just put an age minimum on it. If you were born before, say, 1970, you don't need ID. Problem solved, everybody happy.

42 is now 'elderly'?

Yeah, we need a better metric... distance from your nipples to your belt buckle, perhaps. Or number of onions tied to your belt.

Types of music you refer to as "that noise".


Rock & Roll = super-elderly
Hip Hop = might be elderly
Dubstep = not elderly
 
2012-09-12 12:55:57 PM

downstairs: coeyagi: downstairs: somedude210: downstairs: All politics aside, how doesn't someone have a social security number?  How can you go through even the simplest of a life in America without one?
 
I mean I know people who essentially "live off the grid".  They're cool people, but a little nuts.  But even they have a SSN... even if they don't use it for anything.

Born before 1933 and just never picked one up?

/I think SS went into effect in '33, could be wrong though


I can fathom the few specific circumstances... just not sure how you make it through life in America... especially in the last 15 years... without one.

In other words, I can't spend the extra five minutes and think about how someone could have a different life experience than my own.

I was saying how could someone not have a SSN.  Not how could someone not have an ID.  My bad, I mis-read part of the article.


My bad too, I assumed you were talking about a photo ID.

(Raises Hand)

I promise to read an entire thread before I assume something.

(heads to meeting in shame)
 
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