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2012-11-05 03:33:47 AM  
I just saw Catherine Englebrecht being interviewed. I wanted the interviewer just to call her on her racist crap.
 
2012-11-05 04:56:23 AM  
FO SHO!

www.lawatchdog.com
 
2012-11-05 07:25:45 AM  
What a great way to demonstrate your hatred for the US: trying to challenge sacred processes like voting rights.
 
2012-11-05 07:29:23 AM  

fiver5: FO SHO!

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Yes, it's sad isn't it. Not scary, just sad that people still judge people by the colour of their skin, and the hats on their heads. Mainly the hats I think.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-05 07:44:07 AM  
There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.
 
2012-11-05 08:29:58 AM  
Ah, conservatives. No longer bothering to hide their evil. It's like within the past four years they took off the mask and are now just openly farking people in the ass. I assume that fairly isolated stuff designed to disenfranchise voters happened two decades ago. But these days it seems that every other day another story pops up. Yes, I understand that this is a activist group, but what about the actual elected officials trying out new ways to fark with people's god-given rights? Is there simply no shame?

And don't look me in the eyes and tell me that voter ID laws are motivated by anything other than trying to influence an election. If ID were such big deal as is suddenly is among conservatives, why weren't these laws passed years ago? Why are you only now concerned about a problem that never really existed?
 
2012-11-05 08:43:22 AM  

dickfreckle: Ah, conservatives. No longer bothering to hide their evil. It's like within the past four years they took off the mask and are now just openly farking people in the ass. I assume that fairly isolated stuff designed to disenfranchise voters happened two decades ago. But these days it seems that every other day another story pops up. Yes, I understand that this is a activist group, but what about the actual elected officials trying out new ways to fark with people's god-given rights? Is there simply no shame?

And don't look me in the eyes and tell me that voter ID laws are motivated by anything other than trying to influence an election. If ID were such big deal as is suddenly is among conservatives, why weren't these laws passed years ago? Why are you only now concerned about a problem that never really existed?


They have enough momentum and support to do it these days, I guess, and the media are downright unwilling to publicly confront them about it. Since many of them are able to openly identify themselves and others as tea party there is a feeling of safety in numbers.
 
2012-11-05 09:01:57 AM  
Conservatives benefit from less people voting. Liberals benefit from more people voting. That alone should tell everyone who is on the side of the freedom to choose your own leader, but here we are in 2012 with the GOP still in existence.
 
2012-11-05 09:03:04 AM  

vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.


Because they will be arrested after beating the everloving shiat out of any teabagger trying shiat like that.

/felony assault means you can't vote.
//I'd spend the night in jail to make sure people can vote like they should be allowed to.
 
2012-11-05 09:06:21 AM  

vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.


I'm sure training includes identifying the color brown.
 
2012-11-05 09:06:37 AM  
If you can win on policy and logic just scream racism.
 
2012-11-05 09:06:50 AM  

dickfreckle: Ah, conservatives. No longer bothering to hide their evil. It's like within the past four years they took off the mask and are now just openly farking people in the ass. I assume that fairly isolated stuff designed to disenfranchise voters happened two decades ago. But these days it seems that every other day another story pops up. Yes, I understand that this is a activist group, but what about the actual elected officials trying out new ways to fark with people's god-given rights? Is there simply no shame?

And don't look me in the eyes and tell me that voter ID laws are motivated by anything other than trying to influence an election. If ID were such big deal as is suddenly is among conservatives, why weren't these laws passed years ago? Why are you only now concerned about a problem that never really existed?


Sock Ruh Tease: Conservatives benefit from less people voting. Liberals benefit from more people voting. That alone should tell everyone who is on the side of the freedom to choose your own leader, but here we are in 2012 with the GOP still in existence.


Wouldn't it be more proper to call them Republicans? Most true conservatives are disgusted by it and hell, Democrats would be considered conservative in most countries.
 
2012-11-05 09:08:47 AM  

vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.


Maybe they can just do what racist groups do and just talke over the voting station.
Link
 
2012-11-05 09:11:19 AM  
That is a pretty smart move to suppress the vote, you challenge a bunch of people in these swing states with black sounding names or people who have certain addresses and you've got the odds in your favor that you will disenfranchise more democrats than republicans. Democrats should work toward weakening or eliminating the electoral college it's obviously easier to suppress the vote than it is to get out the vote.
 
2012-11-05 09:11:51 AM  
remember the scene in Repo Man where Otto is reviewing paperwork for monies due to the unscrupulous Helping Hands Acceptance Corporation with an elderly black lady who seems confused about it all? Her many strong young sons happened to pull up in the driveway on their motor scooters and meet Otto for themselves. Yes indeed.

and I hope some big strong mothers sons go have a talking to whomever is pulling this shiat. it pisses me off to no end that people are so low as to prey on their neighbors and their fellow countrymen. yes, i know that's the way it is. and i don't like it. no sir, i don't like it at all. i wasn't raised that way.
 
2012-11-05 09:13:37 AM  

machoprogrammer: Wouldn't it be more proper to call them Republicans? Most true conservatives are disgusted by it and hell, Democrats would be considered conservative in most countries.


You're right - I should say conservatives and liberals relative to American politics - Republicans and Democrats, which the rest of the world would call National Front and Conservative, respectively.
 
2012-11-05 09:14:33 AM  
Racial voter intimidation is republicans are still happening in this century
 
2012-11-05 09:14:42 AM  

ham-operator: If you can win on policy and logic just scream racism.


Not sure why anyone needs the latter after winning on policy and logic, or what any of it has to do with unauthorized partisan whacks challenging voters, but I'm pretty sure your explanation will overflow with win.
 
2012-11-05 09:14:44 AM  

kwame: vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.

I'm sure training includes identifying the color brown.


You know all blah people look alike.
 
2012-11-05 09:15:15 AM  

vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.


They study them out, of course!
 
2012-11-05 09:15:23 AM  
 
2012-11-05 09:15:28 AM  

dickfreckle:
And don't look me in the eyes and tell me that voter ID laws are motivated by anything other than trying to influence an election. If ID were such big deal as is suddenly is among conservatives, why weren't these laws passed years ago? Why are you only now concerned about a problem that never really existed?


Guess someone got sick of all the dead people voting democrat.
 
2012-11-05 09:15:36 AM  
We need an independent, nonpartisan federal agency with law enforcement powers to regulate elections in this country, down to the local level, "state's rights" be damned.
 
2012-11-05 09:15:58 AM  

Joe Blowme: vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.

Maybe they can just do what racist groups do and just talke over the voting station.
Link


interestingly that article you just linked to has the "poll watcher" filing a report with the disfranchisement org this thread is about. Rockford filed her incident report with True the Vote, a Houston-area based national poll watching group
 
2012-11-05 09:18:38 AM  
Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.
 
2012-11-05 09:19:44 AM  
Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.
 
2012-11-05 09:21:05 AM  

Joe Blowme: vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.

Maybe they can just do what racist groups do and just talke over the voting station.
Link


It not voter intimidation when "they" do it.

cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2012-11-05 09:21:35 AM  
This isn't going to work. In fact, it's going to backfire.
 
2012-11-05 09:21:47 AM  

Buzzerfly: Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.


Who cares what you consider? You have no ability to validate this article of faith.

Oh and voting rights aren't contingent on having ID.
 
2012-11-05 09:22:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.


Guess you're one of those tolerant, and loving Liberals.
 
2012-11-05 09:22:25 AM  

hasty ambush: Joe Blowme: vpb: There is a Tea bagger group called "True the Vote" that is going to put volunteers at polling locations to challenge ineligible voters.

I can imagine how untrained tea bag volunteers can identify ineligible voters by sight.

Maybe they can just do what racist groups do and just talke over the voting station.
Link

It not voter intimidation when "they" do it.

[cdn.motinetwork.net image 640x659]


Look how intimidated that woman in the background is.
 
2012-11-05 09:23:10 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.

Guess you're one of those tolerant, and loving Liberals.


I guess I don't fit in to a media narrative. Go put on the teevee to learn what else you think.
 
2012-11-05 09:23:45 AM  

Buzzerfly: Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.


In my state you can have the voter ID they sent, any government or military ID, or any bill with your address on it. How are those not all valid forms of ID? Is there a state where you can just walk in and say 'I'm John Doe and I'm here to vote!!'?
 
2012-11-05 09:24:22 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.

Guess you're one of those tolerant, and loving Liberals.

I guess I don't fit in to a media narrative. Go put on the teevee to learn what else you think.


Wow, that's the best you can do to defend your position?

You're pathetic.
 
2012-11-05 09:24:33 AM  
It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist: individual voter fraud has been shown to be statistically insignificant.

But, for republicans, it is a highly unethical solution to a problem that does exist: they are losing the election.
 
2012-11-05 09:24:41 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.


You sound like a southern democrat who fought against civil rights
 
2012-11-05 09:24:44 AM  

Buzzerfly: Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.


You don't seem to understand or are racist . Poor people and minorities who are able to present some form of ID to collect their welfare benefits cannot be expect to take on the additonal burden of presenting that same ID to vote.
 
2012-11-05 09:25:11 AM  
How about in NE Ohio the big issue were billboards that said "Voter fraud is a crime". A big outcry of racism about it. How that is racism I'm not sure, but they were taken down...
/ Needs Ohio tag
 
2012-11-05 09:25:24 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.


If you do that, who's going to work to pay taxes to payoff the unions and welfare queens to keep the democrats in power?
 
2012-11-05 09:25:38 AM  
Sharp was surprised when she received a letter in the mail that said, "You are hereby notified that your right to vote has been challenged by a qualified elector under RC 3503.243505.19. the fact you're black."


FIFY
 
2012-11-05 09:26:19 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.

Guess you're one of those tolerant, and loving Liberals.

I guess I don't fit in to a media narrative. Go put on the teevee to learn what else you think.

Wow, that's the best you can do to defend your position?

You're pathetic.


Yeah bro, you brought the thunder with your "tolerant" line. Bring something to the table and I'll consider imparting my knowledge on to you.
 
2012-11-05 09:26:47 AM  

Buzzerfly: Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.


The fact that the US doesn't have 100% compulsory voter registration, like most other Western countries, still baffles me.

Then your county/district distributes poll cards to every house. That's the normal ID. No fuss; nobody gets turned away from the polling station. Photo ID is expensive overkill.
 
2012-11-05 09:27:11 AM  

oukewldave: How about in NE Ohio the big issue were billboards that said "Voter fraud is a crime". A big outcry of racism about it. How that is racism I'm not sure, but they were taken down...
/ Needs Ohio tag


you sound racist and fat
 
2012-11-05 09:27:20 AM  

Farking Canuck: It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist: individual voter fraud has been shown to be statistically insignificant.

But, for republicans, it is a highly unethical solution to a problem that does exist: they are losing the election.


Riiiight, here's 1 ie that you can brush off

The NAACP Voter Fund registered a dead man to vote in Lake County, Ohio, in 2004. (Plain Dealer, Sept. 23, 2004) The same year, out of 325 voter registration cards filed by the NAACP in Cleveland, 48 were ruled to be fraudulent. (Akron Beacon Journal, Sept. 29, 2004)

In 2005 in Defiance County, Ohio, Chad Staton pleaded guilty to 10 counts of falsifying voter registration forms. A grand jury indictment stated the man had filed forms in the names of Jeffrey Dahmer, Brett Favre, George Foreman, Maria Lopez, and George Lopez, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordan, Mary Poppins, and Dick Tracy. Staton had been hired by Georgianne Pitts, who worked for the NAACP Voter Fund.

Despite such reports, the NAACP and its allies in the media remain stuck in voter fraud denial mode.
 
2012-11-05 09:27:34 AM  

Joe Blowme: HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.

You sound like a southern democrat who fought against civil rights


Yes, I became a republican in the sixties.
 
2012-11-05 09:28:19 AM  
Cincinnati is a very rebulican place . All this woman has to do is have her free photo I,D, and cable bill or other doc proving where she lives and go to vote . Rather than be looking for a fight just laugh the tea baggers and go on . What then get upset the desire of the tea baggers and think it 1950 which in many way it still is in Cincinnati just be ready and vote. It must be some thing in the water there that makes every one so mad all the time.
 
2012-11-05 09:28:30 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Republicans still exist in this century, so yeah.

They need to be utterly humiliated and destroyed in order to move forward.

Guess you're one of those tolerant, and loving Liberals.


It's not necessarily a hostile thought.
If you had a friend who was a drug addict, it wouldn't be hostile of you to wish upon him the pain and suffering of withdrawal, knowing that he would be a better person for it, and lead a better life.
The GOP is sick, and those of us of goodwill wish that it would get well - and soon.
I want the Republican Party back.
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2012-11-05 09:28:34 AM  
ABC News... is it REALLY that hard to put quotes in a headline? You could also capitalize the sentence like it was really a sentence, and then "Is True the Vote Intimidating Minority Voters From Going to the Polls?" wouldn't be a freakin pain in the arse to read!
 
2012-11-05 09:28:50 AM  

Joe Blowme: Farking Canuck: It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist: individual voter fraud has been shown to be statistically insignificant.

But, for republicans, it is a highly unethical solution to a problem that does exist: they are losing the election.

Riiiight, here's 1 ie that you can brush off

The NAACP Voter Fund registered a dead man to vote in Lake County, Ohio, in 2004. (Plain Dealer, Sept. 23, 2004) The same year, out of 325 voter registration cards filed by the NAACP in Cleveland, 48 were ruled to be fraudulent. (Akron Beacon Journal, Sept. 29, 2004)

In 2005 in Defiance County, Ohio, Chad Staton pleaded guilty to 10 counts of falsifying voter registration forms. A grand jury indictment stated the man had filed forms in the names of Jeffrey Dahmer, Brett Favre, George Foreman, Maria Lopez, and George Lopez, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordan, Mary Poppins, and Dick Tracy. Staton had been hired by Georgianne Pitts, who worked for the NAACP Voter Fund.

Despite such reports, the NAACP and its allies in the media remain stuck in voter fraud denial mode.


That isn't voter fraud, no votes were cast.
 
2012-11-05 09:28:51 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Buzzerfly: Or MAYBE... Concerned citizens are actually trying to stop what many of us consider to be more than just rare occurrences of voter cheating that are taking place in some pockets of the U.S. the fact hat you don't have to be in possession of a valid form of ID to vote still baffles me.

Who cares what you consider? You have no ability to validate this article of faith.

Oh and voting rights aren't contingent on having ID.


Which means I can go to every precinct tomorrow in my town and vote at all of them with a different name... a name I can pluck randomly from the phone book, or online directories so I know where each of "me" precincts are.

Clearly, no one would ever do this, and it'd be so incredibly hard, I'd have to spend literally a whole minute to prepare for this. So, obviously there's no reason to require an ID, right?
 
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