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2012-09-22 04:22:45 PM  
4 votes:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


here's what I don't like about them.

1. the timing. they made these laws in some of the states with very little time for those people who need to get them to do so. or even be notified that they would need them.

2. they made them hard to obtain because they want several pieces of identification to get them. I've been driving in Ga for 40 yrs and I had to go get a raised seal copy of my birth certificate (I had lost my original and all I had was a photocopy of the hospital birth record) and I had to have 2 utility bills with my name and address on them (I went paperless and do all my stuff online years ago) so I had to change that and then wait on the bills and my social security card. some people don't have their utilities in their name but in another family member's name and that would make it even tougher on them. and some states even try to charge for the i.d.s even going as far as firing employees at the DMV who voluntarily tell the citizens that they're free if they're just for voting.

3. there's no voter fraud going on that these measures would stop. it's a lie. it's a solution to nothing because it's not a problem.

if they had allowed enough time and made the state make sure that everyone had one before implementing the statute then I'd have no real problem with it. but no they implemented it and didn't even aloow time for the courts to review it much less allow everyone to get the new i.d. Our statute just went into affect in July. only those who needed to renew their license between july and elections day would have run into the new laws. the state itself never sent out any notification to me that I might not be able to vote using my old license,.
2012-09-22 09:10:08 PM  
3 votes:
My mandatory contributions to voter ID threads:

1) If there's a requirement the address on the ID match the voting address, the purpose is to disenfranchise people who move a lot (renters) and college students. It doesn't add any security - the address you give DMV isn't any more secure or verified than the address you give the Board of Elections.

I run a polling place in NC, where we don't require ID (yet - I'm sure we will next year when both the governor and legislature are Republican). But my experience is that most of the people who show up who've moved and not updated their voter registration haven't updated their licenses either.

2) Someone will always "hurr durr how do we know there's no impersonation if they don't require ID?" The answer: we track who has voted, and that's public record (HOW they voted is not, of course - it's not even possible to tell how they voted if they voted on Election Day). This also prevents the same voter (registration) from voting twice in the same election.

If there was some epidemic of people impersonating registered voters, there'd be an equal and opposite epidemic of people getting busted appearing to vote twice, and/or a bunch of people showing up on the list of "who voted" who didn't.
2012-09-22 03:55:04 PM  
3 votes:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


If the state ID is free, that would pass constitutional muster. If you have to pay out to get an acceptable ID, it is an unconstitutional poll tax. That's why some states have workable voter ID laws and some get tossed by the courts.
2012-09-22 02:11:15 PM  
3 votes:

Nabb1: Do you ever get the feeling that if Sarah Silverman had been born a male the apex of her (well, his) comedy career would have been "funniest guy in the fraternity house"?


No. If she was male she would have a prime time talk show.
2012-09-22 12:06:43 PM  
3 votes:
Still hilarious
2012-09-22 10:58:32 AM  
3 votes:
i would hit it like the fist of an angry jimmy kimmel.
2012-09-23 01:24:09 AM  
2 votes:

red5ish: She isn't as funny or hot as she obviously thinks she is.


I am Jewish, I can't help finding her irresistible.
2012-09-22 08:25:46 PM  
2 votes:

scanman61: But do you REALLY think the elderly are overwhelmingly Obama supporters?


They'd be stupid not to.
2012-09-22 07:48:09 PM  
2 votes:
I'm more concerned about voting machines being rigged, and voting officials that just drive off with boxes of votes stuffed in the back of their hatchback never to be seen again.
2012-09-22 05:26:23 PM  
2 votes:
- "But Mr Dent, the laws for getting an ID have been available in the local planning office for the last 2 months."
- "Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
- "But the laws were on display ..."
- "On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
- "That's the display department."
- "With a flashlight."
- "Ah, well the lights had probably gone."
- "So had the stairs."
- "But look, you found the notice didn't you?"
- "Yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."
2012-09-22 05:00:12 PM  
2 votes:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


In some places, the only office to obtain the ID is located in some out-of-the-way place that can only be accessed by car (i.e., no public transportation) and is opened from noon to 3PM every other Wednesday and 1PM to 2:30PM every third Thursday of the month. And there's one person manning the whole thing who walks like Tim Conway's character. Basically, the GOP is trying to set up an extra step to enable one to vote and then make it virtually impossible to complete that extra step.
2012-09-22 04:49:24 PM  
2 votes:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


If you don't have an ID in the fist place and your older and infirm, you can't exactly just get in your car and drive to your closest DMV which is hours away and get yourself a voter ID, now can you?
2012-09-22 03:48:57 PM  
2 votes:
Ain't nothing adorable about that big nosed commie. Give dead people the right to vote or Mitt will win!

And 21 million people don't have driver's licenses but still figure out how to buy malt liquor and cigarettes... go figure.
2012-09-22 03:12:31 PM  
2 votes:
Okay, this isn't a troll and don't flame me for this, but I'm going to say it. I find Sarah Silverman attractive. There.
2012-09-22 02:37:13 PM  
2 votes:
I usually have a lukewarm response to Sarah Silverman. Occasionally humorous, usually annoying.

But that was awesome. Nice work.
2012-09-22 01:22:42 PM  
2 votes:
She's hot, hilarious, and right.
2012-09-22 11:16:17 AM  
2 votes:
Do you ever get the feeling that if Sarah Silverman had been born a male the apex of her (well, his) comedy career would have been "funniest guy in the fraternity house"?
2012-09-23 08:10:04 PM  
1 vote:

red5ish: She isn't as funny or hot as she obviously thinks she is.


She's smart, funny and has an eminently tappable ass.

Personally, I find that combination irresistible.

YMMV, of course.

alternate tune: She's totally cute and 100% correct.


Oh, yeah and she's correct about the GOP's scummy anti-democratic voter ID/suppression laws.

That should prolly be reiterated at some point. Bears. All that.

i293.photobucket.com

See also: Gorrillas, apparently.
2012-09-23 02:34:11 AM  
1 vote:

Aidan: Harry_Seldon: red5ish: She isn't as funny or hot as she obviously thinks she is.

I am Jewish, I can't help finding her irresistible.

I hear ya. People talked about how big Lady Gaga's nose was and how odd her face was, and I thought "What the fark? She's beautiful!" Just used to the look, apparently.


Don't get me wrong, she is very good looking, but her "look how cute I am" spiel is not appealing to me. A little self deprecating humor wouldn't hurt.
2012-09-23 01:16:51 AM  
1 vote:

namegoeshere: She's hot, hilarious, and right.


+1
2012-09-22 11:34:16 PM  
1 vote:
Somebody has to do it.

1.bp.blogspot.com

i87.photobucket.com

img.photobucket.com
2012-09-22 10:00:36 PM  
1 vote:
I am absolutely surprised that every one of these Voter ID laws have not been tossed. All a judge really should be asking is "What is the legislative intent?" The intent is unambiguously voter suppression for one party.
2012-09-22 09:51:26 PM  
1 vote:

scanman61: Your Average Witty Fark User: I would destroy her, and I wouldn't even care if there was a running commentary.

Oh, and she's correct, too.

I'll give her minorities and students. Hell, I'll even throw in the poor as a draw.

But do you REALLY think the elderly are overwhelmingly Obama supporters?


The AARP has been working overtime this election cycle. And they are frowning on GOP shenanigans.
2012-09-22 09:02:34 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: Oh no, what I meant is that the proposals we've seen from the right don't affect current seniors - a majority of whom depend on that income to make ends meet. That those proposals impact only those under 55 (IIRC) means they can vote for the flag pin and Jesus without guilt.


Something they haven't paid much attention to - Medicaid - does screw over current elderly folks.

It's the major way we Americans finance long-term (nursing home) care. Medicare doesn't cover that. Usually what happens is if an old person needs to live in a nursing home, they go live there until they've spent all their money and assets, then they qualify for Medicaid, which does cover it.

Ryan's plan to block-grant Medicaid is also a 1/3 cut to it, and end Federal requirements on who must be eligible. That would certainly result in a bunch of elderly folks getting kicked out of nursing homes.
2012-09-22 08:50:01 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: whidbey: scanman61: But do you REALLY think the elderly are overwhelmingly Obama supporters?

They'd be stupid not to.

It's more than a little alarming that lots of old folks still believe in the GOP, even after they touched the "third rail." OTOH, since they're already old and any changes won't affect them, the old "got mine, fark you" mentality comes into play. This allows them to vote the way FOX and am radio tells them while still retaining the idea that it's in their best interests.


Maybe if they had a sizable nest egg, but retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicaid? That has to be a majority.

I know I know.... [CITATION NEEDED].
2012-09-22 08:42:16 PM  
1 vote:

Gergesa: Well shall we take bets on how long until shot glass and ten pounds of cheese show up to defend voter ID laws?


First rule of Fark - never summon assholes who have email comment notifications enabled.

Apparently, the beatings I gave you weren't hard enough. Therefore, prepare your anus.
2012-09-22 08:17:48 PM  
1 vote:

Gene Masseth: I'm more concerned about voting machines being rigged, and voting officials that just drive off with boxes of votes stuffed in the back of their hatchback never to be seen again.


Gene Masseth: I'm more concerned about voting machines being rigged, and voting officials that just drive off with boxes of votes stuffed in the back of their hatchback never to be seen again.


Well guess what: that's a totally separate issue.
2012-09-22 06:57:13 PM  
1 vote:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


I'm a nurse who occasionally works home health. Short answer to your question: ALS, MS, & other horrible diseases.
2012-09-22 05:35:33 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: what a racist fark she is.

Voter ID laws are targeting black people...ohhh, the race card.

How about 0bama's economic policies are targeting black people since they have a much higher unemployment rate than average?


"Oh, you're on to something now!"

celebslists.com
2012-09-22 05:26:59 PM  
1 vote:

jigger: I miss her show.


Wow. Chalk this down as the only time we will ever agree on anything. Mark it.
2012-09-22 05:25:51 PM  
1 vote:

depmode98: If you don't have an ID in the fist place and your older and infirm, you can't exactly just get in your car and drive to your closest DMV which is hours away and get yourself a voter ID, now can you?


A lot of older people aren't well documented. My own grandmother was born at home and never had a social security number. She was already married when the government started issuing them, and only working men needed to get them back then.
2012-09-22 05:20:47 PM  
1 vote:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


why is it an issue now? there's no voter fraud. why are people actively trying to change the law?

IDs cost money, you know. think about it.
2012-09-22 05:16:58 PM  
1 vote:

depmode98: justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.

If you don't have an ID in the fist place and your older and infirm, you can't exactly just get in your car and drive to your closest DMV which is hours away and get yourself a voter ID, now can you?


Not to mention if you can't put your hands on your original birth certificate, it can take weeks and weeks, and $$, to get one sent to you.
2012-09-22 05:05:46 PM  
1 vote:

justinsmith354: What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.


1. It takes all day. Combining the DMV long-line experience with the necessary paperwork (they've made it harder) GETTING to the nearest DMV (DMVs in democrat districts keep getting closed down) and probably having to go more than once when you turn out to not have the necessary documentation? It's at least a day wasted, that gets some people fired.

2. It's expensive. Traveling to another county plus missing a day's work plus having to pay for the license and paperwork to GET the license (It's only "free" if you know the game) plus day-care is going to run around the cost of a week worth of food.

3. It doesn't matter. This legislation has been proven beyond reasonable doubt to be aimed at suppressing votes to manipulate elections. The law was invented as a form of election fraud, that is reason enough to call it a bad law.
2012-09-22 04:58:20 PM  
1 vote:

depmode98: If you don't have an ID in the fist place and your older and infirm, you can't exactly just get in your car and drive to your closest DMV which is hours away and get yourself a voter ID, now can you?


Then how exactly are you going to just get in your car and drive to the closest polling place which is hours away?

I have no issue with the concept of requiring voter ID, it's the f*cktardedly backwards way the Repugs are trying to implement it that suck.
2012-09-22 04:53:59 PM  
1 vote:
The best part is the one that none of our "Fark Independent" friends will acknowledge.

As she said, the only voter fraud going on is the voter ID laws.
2012-09-22 04:52:03 PM  
1 vote:

quickdraw: Nabb1: Do you ever get the feeling that if Sarah Silverman had been born a male the apex of her (well, his) comedy career would have been "funniest guy in the fraternity house"?

No. If she was male she would have a prime time talk show.


At least a stand-up career as popular as Ron White. And largely the same material.

Hell, they even have color-based names.
2012-09-22 04:38:32 PM  
1 vote:

Notabunny: Pharque-it: YELLOL: Give dead people the right to vote ....

I live with my mom

BTW - They are already voting - Republican...

Maybe not

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No brain, no heart - in short, dead.
2012-09-22 04:29:58 PM  
1 vote:
Interesting how voting machine irregularities (hardware/software failures, voting officials' errors, database issues, other general malfunctions and hinkyness) have affected far more voters and caused far more election time fraud/miscounts than any supposed voter fraud from IDless voters over the past few elections, and yet 21 states have mustered up these voter ID laws. Are there even that many that require paper trails from their voting machines and independently verified certification of the hardware and software of the machines?
2012-09-22 04:27:44 PM  
1 vote:

YELLOL: Ain't nothing adorable about that big nosed commie. Give dead people the right to vote or Mitt will win!

And 21 million people don't have driver's licenses but still figure out how to buy malt liquor and cigarettes... go figure.


so everyone who doesn't drive smokes and drinks?
2012-09-22 04:21:42 PM  
1 vote:
In her cute little Jew butt. That is all.
2012-09-22 03:56:49 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: I usually have a lukewarm response to Sarah Silverman. Occasionally humorous, usually annoying.

But that was awesome. Nice work.


Exactly how I feel.

I don't know what it is about her, but I find her schtick annoying and grating.

But she's right and the video did have it's funny moments :)
2012-09-22 03:54:16 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: I usually have a lukewarm response to Sarah Silverman. Occasionally humorous, usually annoying. But that was awesome. Nice work.


This. She can be hit-or-miss, but that was hilarious.
2012-09-22 03:52:44 PM  
1 vote:
What keeps people from just going and getting an ID? I know plenty of people who just have state issued ID's in Arkansas. It's looks almost identical to a DL.

/seriously...I'm asking.
//agree with 90% of what she said.
2012-09-22 03:51:23 PM  
1 vote:

YELLOL: Ain't nothing adorable about that big nosed commie. Give dead people the right to vote or Mitt will win!

And 21 million people don't have driver's licenses but still figure out how to buy malt liquor and cigarettes... go figure.


This is subpar trolling.
2012-09-22 03:51:02 PM  
1 vote:
Love me some Sarah Silverman.

Loved her efforts to help elect Obama back in 2008 and so far she has been doing even better here in 2012.

Adorably filthy lady comic is totes adorb.
2012-09-22 03:50:21 PM  
1 vote:

YELLOL: Ain't nothing adorable about that big nosed commie. Give dead people the right to vote or Mitt will win!

And 21 million people don't have driver's licenses but still figure out how to buy malt liquor and cigarettes... go figure.


I live with my mom sorry
2012-09-22 03:47:09 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: Do you ever get the feeling that if Sarah Silverman had been born a male the apex of her (well, his) comedy career would have been "funniest guy in the fraternity house"?


If she was a dude all of her vagina jokes wouldn't make any sense.
2012-09-22 03:45:48 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: Do you ever get the feeling that if Sarah Silverman had been born a male the apex of her (well, his) comedy career would have been "funniest guy in the fraternity house"?


Well, she's no Larry the Cable Guy, if that's what you mean.
2012-09-22 03:29:13 PM  
1 vote:
It would be hilarious if someone at Fox News could accidentally slip this video in during a commercial break for Fox and Friends.
 
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