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2019-03-19 06:42:41 PM  
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2019-03-19 08:34:45 PM  
Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.
 
2019-03-19 08:36:55 PM  
Next up:

Bring back Loitering Crimes!

Standing around at a polling place, for example.  Arrest 'em all!
 
2019-03-19 08:43:34 PM  
Just keep kicking them while they're down to keep them down and you get to continue biatching about crime. It's win-win.
 
2019-03-19 08:47:00 PM  
That was NOT on any part of the ballot I marked last election.

And, in case this turns into a thread - a Florida ID in our area now costs $25 and requires an hour wait time (with appointment) - after you drive through a parking lot so pot-holed you'd better have an empty bladder.

Sigh.

Looks like it's time to start writing letters to DeSantis.
 
2019-03-19 09:00:45 PM  

parasol: That was NOT on any part of the ballot I marked last election.

And, in case this turns into a thread - a Florida ID in our area now costs $25 and requires an hour wait time (with appointment) - after you drive through a parking lot so pot-holed you'd better have an empty bladder.

Sigh.

Looks like it's time to start writing letters to DeSantis.


You didn't really think the GOP was going to just roll over and let people vote did you?

/attacking the GOP, not you. Just in case that came across as rude
 
2019-03-19 09:10:57 PM  
lol subby ur mom put a heavy tax on my pole last night lmao get owned nerd
 
2019-03-19 09:13:11 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.


We just want our own Fark tag too; that's all.
 
2019-03-19 09:13:17 PM  
We passed the amendment so felons that had completed their conviction requirements could have their voting rights restored. Figures the GOP clowns would figure out a way to throw a wrench in it.
 
2019-03-19 09:13:17 PM  
I wonder how tiring it is for republicans to consistently be comic book villains?
 
2019-03-19 09:15:18 PM  
Well, they aren't even pretending anymore... damn!

Damn!
Damn...

/damn
 
2019-03-19 09:17:40 PM  
Jesus fark people, quit making Thanos' arguments for him.
 
2019-03-19 09:19:03 PM  
Florida? Wouldn't that be a Stripper Pole Tax?
 
2019-03-19 09:19:10 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.


Well, that and the fact that there are at least 2 gerrymandering cases that are supposed to be tried before the SCOTUS.  The Republicans are truly going with a full court press to completely disenfranchise millions of voters before the next presidential election.

And one has to believe that if for whatever reason they don't win those cases and end up having the courts in TX and FL smack them down, then expect the administration and the Republicans to find some way to legally suspend elections next year.  They won't be happy until they have a literal stranglehold on the US.
 
2019-03-19 09:20:07 PM  
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2019-03-19 09:20:28 PM  

parasol: That was NOT on any part of the ballot I marked last election.

And, in case this turns into a thread - a Florida ID in our area now costs $25 and requires an hour wait time (with appointment) - after you drive through a parking lot so pot-holed you'd better have an empty bladder.

Sigh.

Looks like it's time to start writing letters to DeSantis.


All you'll get doing that is a box filled with feces sent to you with a note that says "Ha ha, fark YOU!"
 
2019-03-19 09:20:41 PM  
Fark SCOTUS for unleashing this madness on American citizens. Striking down the Voting Rights Act was utter and complete bullshiat.
 
2019-03-19 09:20:44 PM  
Keep electing Republicans and this is what you get.
 
2019-03-19 09:21:00 PM  
Fight in the courts, obviously.  Meantime, money is the thing. Huge go fund me thingees. Let the SPLC and ACLU administer. Sure, there will be some fraud. Trump would approve.

Point is, it's 2019 and that's how we become Freedom Riders in this environment .
 
2019-03-19 09:22:31 PM  
If not legally required to pay the poll tax, I'd say "Fark off. Gimme my ballot."
 
2019-03-19 09:22:42 PM  
The Exploited - Don't pay the poll tax
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/I won't pay the poll tax.
 
2019-03-19 09:22:46 PM  

Kuoxasar: lol subby ur mom put a heavy tax on my pole last night lmao get owned nerd


Drew?
 
2019-03-19 09:22:56 PM  
People want to vote, but they keep voting Republican. I don't get it.
 
2019-03-19 09:23:15 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Fark SCOTUS for unleashing this madness on American citizens. Striking down the Voting Rights Act was utter and complete bullshiat.


It's something that the right win has been working towards ever since Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.  They don't want 'those people' having any say in what the government does, and they'll burn this country down around everyone before they'll stop trying to take rights away from everyone other than wealthy, white men.
 
2019-03-19 09:23:56 PM  
The Republican Party: We Strive To Keep Rich White People On Top Every Day!
 
2019-03-19 09:24:22 PM  

parasol: Looks like it's time to start writing letters to DeSantis.


You know the Post Office doesn't really deliver those to the North Pole, right?
 
2019-03-19 09:29:39 PM  
When you make laws, why not make them so they are not obviously unconstitutional?
 
2019-03-19 09:32:00 PM  
I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.
 
2019-03-19 09:33:52 PM  

JerryHeisenberg: HMS_Blinkin: Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.

We just want our own Fark tag too; that's all.


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2019-03-19 09:34:19 PM  

ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.


They tell me the weather is nice there.
 
2019-03-19 09:36:16 PM  
Unless it's Cuban immigrants.  Republicans loooove Cuban emigrés.

Think about it, but not too hard.
 
2019-03-19 09:40:15 PM  

Percise1: Well, they aren't even pretending anymore... damn!

Damn!
Damn...

/damn


It's a good thing people who are white, conservative, middle class, able bodied and conventionally suburban aren't systematically having their right to vote stripped from them with the tacit approval of their peers who publicly vocalize just how much they THEMSELVES cherish said right... 'cause that would be farkin' tragic.
 
2019-03-19 09:41:41 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.

They tell me the weather is nice there.


Gorgeous, if you like stifling heat/humidity, mosquitoes, sink holes and nothing taller than a trash pile for 200+ miles.

Gorgeous...

(sorry, and corruption. I forgot corruption...)
 
2019-03-19 09:43:44 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.

They tell me the weather is nice there.


There is a reason the unofficial motto of the state is "Come on Vacation, leave on probation, come back on violation".  Miami Beach even used it as a joke in their spring break materials this year...
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2019-03-19 09:44:13 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: I wonder how tiring it is for republicans to consistently be comic book villains?


Hey now! They're legitimate successful businessmen protecting us from violent people with different skin color and dangerous aliens.

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2019-03-19 09:45:01 PM  

ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.


War on drugs
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2019-03-19 09:45:16 PM  

ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.


America's mass incarceration lunacy makes most dictatorships that aren't North Korea blush in embarrassment.

And I'm sure it'll be absolutely shocking that both policing and prosecution hugely disproportionately target nonwhites and the poor.
 
2019-03-19 09:52:21 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.


Would be nice if they didn't have to use my regular donations for crap like this, but here we are.
 
2019-03-19 09:52:40 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Fark SCOTUS for unleashing this madness on American citizens. Striking down the Voting Rights Act was utter and complete bullshiat.


fark every single Catholic in the country.
 
2019-03-19 09:53:08 PM  

wejash: Next up:

Bring back Loitering Crimes!

Standing around at a polling place, for example.  Arrest 'em all!



Loitering is such a weird concept to me. There's actually no word for loitering in Spanish. We definitely loiter, we just never came up with a word for it. I remember when I first heard the word and asked that it be explained to me and thought that the concept seemed somewhat undefined and nonspecific. Whenever I see "no loitering" signs that have a Spanish translation, I make a mental note because the translation never quite covers it. Usually it refers to a specific type of loitering or loiterer. Like the Spanish version will literally say "no vagrants" or "do not congregate". Technically you don't have to be a bum to loiter and you can loiter by yourself. But for the most part, what businesses really mean with no loitering is that they don't want a bunch of bums around. So the translations sort of get there.
 
2019-03-19 09:56:03 PM  

jaytkay: ScepticalChymist: I'm just blown away that in a state of ~20 million people, there are 1.5 million felons.

War on drugs
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Also- modern technology facilitating the police state.
 
2019-03-19 09:56:55 PM  
Anyone else read that as "poop" tax?
 
2019-03-19 09:59:50 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Florida and Texas: doing their part to keep SPLC and ACLU attorneys fully employed.


Should have let them go when we had the chance.
 
2019-03-19 10:01:11 PM  
The cruelty is the point.
 
2019-03-19 10:02:34 PM  

Walker: Keep electing Republicans and this is what you get.


Yes, but people who vote Republican actually WANT this sort of thing.
 
2019-03-19 10:07:19 PM  
Florida Republicans: "BAN ALL THE EX-CONVICTS!"
Also Florida republicans: "Why do so many ex-convicts in other states vote Democrat?"
More Florida Republicans "That's why we have to BAN ALL THE EX-CONVICTS!"

Floriduh is gonna get it's tag permanently tattooed squarely on it's flabby ass.
 
2019-03-19 10:11:21 PM  
So after spending years in prison you are released and have no job or a job paying minimum wage.  You are trying to get your life together but you can't vote until you repay court costs, fees and any restitution before you can vote.  And I'm sure they are probably trying to figure out how to add interest charges on top of it. There is no way most released convicted felons will ever be able to vote under those rules. This is a poll tax and obviously something people did not vote for.  This is the new Republican playbook.  Lesson learned is that the referendum must be extremely specific to the degree that it will take pages to print.
 
2019-03-19 10:21:16 PM  
Katherine Harris purged every non incarcerated person from the rolls with a felony on their record who had been reinstated as a voter prior to the 2000 election.

Following that contentious election, she also erased all the voting records from state computers in Florida, which is illegal, because such records of votes cast in any given state are historical records, yet nobody could do anything about this blatant criminal act.

Go figure.
 
2019-03-19 10:23:52 PM  
This is why the Constitution needs a sanity clause...
 
2019-03-19 10:24:53 PM  

AurizenDarkstar: They won't be happy until they have a literal stranglehold on the US.


...without having to resort to, you know, advocating policies that are actually popular with voters outside of the Fox Zombie demographic.  Because that would be horrible.
 
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