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Voter ID Archives

Sorry, Charlie.

Sorry, Charlie.

Is it legal to refuse service to someone at a food establishment? Can a business decide who it will and won’t serve? Yes it is. If you are openly carrying a firearm, the Whataburger chain in Texas will kick you out, even though open-carry is legal in that state. That’s their right. Wonder how that  would apply in other cases.

Juan Williams is somehow amazed that black Americans would want to protect their vote. Well, that’s not exactly how he put it, but that’s how it turns out. And that method of protection is supported by 3/4ths of the country. See, we can agree on some things!

And finally, we have a follow-up on the fall-out from the show of support of Charlie Hebdo. Free speech won! Well, for a little while, but, with a whimper, it gives up.

Mentioned links:

Whataburger takes stand against new open carry firearms law in Texas

Indiana pizza shop that won’t cater gay weddings to close

Juan Williams: Dems should not be losing voting-rights fight

Charlie Hebdo waves the white flag

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Suddenly, not so racist anymore (AP)

Suddenly, not so racist anymore (AP)

Former President Bill Clinton, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, Cliven Bundy, and the Bureau of Land Management walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “Sounds like an episode of ‘Consider This!'”

Indeed it is, and it’s one in which I find common ground with Clinton and Young, but manage to tie that together with Bundy’s slavery remarks. Really. It can be done.

It seems that it makes a difference who is proposing voter ID as to whether or not doing so is automatically racist. It also seems like if someone is a racist, then larger issues take a back seat (if they get a seat at all). OK, enough said. I’m tipping my hand.

Mentioned links:

[Podcast Review] “Consider This” Podcast with Doug Payton [The Freelance Spotlight]

Bill Clinton on voter ID: Why not solve the problem by putting a photo on every Social Security card?

Conservatives begin backing away after Cliven Bundy’s remarks disparaging ‘the Negro’

Racist Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Reveals the Depths of Conservative White Supremacism Denial

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Who really killed the traditional bulb, and why?

Who really killed the traditional bulb, and why?

The traditional, incandescent light bulb is going extinct this year. Environmentalists touted the fact that even the light bulb industry wanted to get rid of them. Yeah, well of course they did. Listen in to find out how this further cemented their hold on the market, using the environmentalists as useful idiots, and the government as their tool.

It has been said that voter ID laws are a solution looking for a problem, that voter fraud is so rare that it’s not worth the effort. Well, the Bureau of Investigations in New York City would take issue with that. They found fraud to be simple (with a 97% success rate) and undetectable. I detail how they did it, and how the government’s Board of Elections sprang into action to stop this. (OK, just kidding about that last part.)

Mentioned links:

Industry, not environmentalists, killed traditional light bulbs

Voter fraud: We’ve got proof it’s easy

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Episode 52: Bill Clinton and Voter ID

Back in episode 47, I had pretty much said what I thought about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act. Basically, the act was not struck down or gutted, as some have claimed. Rather, the very common sense decision was made that, if states or precincts were going to come under the pre-clearance section – that is, if any and all changes to voting laws must be pre-cleared with the federal government – then the statistics used to determine who is subject to it ought to be updated, rather than being statistics left over from 40 years ago.

Well, that’s just too much for some folks. Former President Bill Clinton, for example, had to mar his speech at the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with misinformation, and frankly, one outright lie. I use that portion dealing with voting rights laws as a springboard to clear the air and get to the truth of the matter.

Mentioned links:

“Consider This!” Episode 47: A Look at the Supreme Court Rulings; Voting Rights Act, Defense of Marriage Act, and California’s Proposition 8


Despite voter ID law, minority turnout up in Georgia

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Did you know that the Boy Scouts recently allowed alcoholic boys to join? After all, there is a genetic component to alcoholism, and certainly you can’t discriminate against someone like that if they were born that way, right?

No, just kidding, but only a little. Turns out that it was homosexuality is the allegedly genetic behavior that the Scouts were discriminating against. All of a sudden, it turns the whole story upside down. Hmm, why is that?

In order to avail yourself of ObamaCare(tm), it will require you to use an ID card. Is that racist? If not, why is a voter ID racist?

Mentioned links:

“Under the Dome Radio” podcast

Churches split on Scouts’ welcoming of gay youth

The Genetics of Alcoholism

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use and Abuse [Boy Scouts of America official site]

Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan and the Outdoor Code

What’s in Obamacare, part 7: The National Health ID Card

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Now that the Olympics are over, and burning questions have been answered, like the controversy over Gabby Douglas’ hair, we can sit back and discuss the simpler questions of life, like global warming and voter fraud.

The United States is leading the world in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Yes, even without signing on to the Kyoto Protocol, if such a thing could be imagined. And it’s getting worse in Europe where cap-and-trade schemes are making the switch away from coal make less and less economic sense. But the carbon credit brokers are getting paid, so that must make it all OK.

The Norm Coleman / Al Franken election in Minnesota was decided by fewer votes than the number of felons who illegally voted. Voter fraud isn’t an issue? Really?

A new book by a guy with a front-row seat to the economic meltdown says that Ben Bernanke, even though he was a student of the Great Depression, and recognized the mistakes that the federal government made to extend the length of it, made the very same mistakes he promised Milton Friedman he wouldn’t repeat. Ah, just one more broken promise from this administration.

Mentioned links:

Inside the strange world of ‘green energy’ politics and how it’s ruining the US

Global carbon-dioxide emissions increase by 1.0 Gt in 2011 to record high

York: When 1,099 felons vote in race won by 312 ballots

Fed study says Bush and the banks didn’t cause the Great Recession. The Fed did


I’m back with an Olympic sprint through politics and culture.

When you’re speaking out against voter ID laws, do you see the irony when you ask the people who come to present their ID?

Over 46,000 Canadians left their utopian health care system to get help elsewhere, most coming here. With ObamaCare waiting in the wings, where will those poor souls go?

Calling Dave Ramsey. Intervention required in San Bernadino, California, where the 3rd city this month has gone bankrupt.

Mentioned links:

Dodge for Sentate

Journalists Required To Show IDs at Eric Holder’s Talk On The Evil of IDs

We Want Voter ID: Objections and Responses

Report: Thousands fled Canada for health care in 2011


Trash Collection Expected To Drop During San Bernardino Fiscal Crisis

Media Voice Overs (Wayne Henderson)