BUREAUCRACY FAIL  11:44 am July 27, 2011

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Basically a Huge Pain For Everyone Without ID

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

this booth for white, paying voters only.Can you solve a Rubix cube? Do you know how to count backwards from 100 by intervals of 8? Can you name the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? No? (Conquest, War, Death and Famine). Okay! Time to start practicing, Wisconsin voters. If you are headed to the DMV to apply for your free state voter ID, you should expect to answer a few riddles before the state just starts “handing out” these cards to any old person for free. Scott Walker wants all of you to WORK FOR SOMETHING FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE, YOU FREELOADERS. Or, you could always pay the state the $28 fee for your ID like an actual landowning capitalist patriot, but who can afford it. Riddles it is! So let’s see, how does a Wisconsin voter navigate the DMV office to obtain a voter ID? Oh look, this nice lady made an undercover video instruction manual! Let’s watch: 

The salient point of this video is that the Wisconsin DMV is not obligated, and in fact it is not their policy, to first inform a voter ID applicant that he or she is not obligated to pay the $28 fee for issuing the card. The applicant must know to first request a free card, and then find a small box on the form asking for the free card. Otherwise, the applicant is automatically charged $28 for the state ID. To the small minded, that sort of sounds like a poll tax!

Oh and also they get to look through your bank account statement and determine whether you are too poor to vote, no voting if you are homeless and don’t have an address, etc etc.

AFL-CIO estimates there are roughly 300,000 eligible voters in Wisconsin without driver’s licenses or state-issued photo IDs who are mostly minority, elderly and students, so all of these people get to wade into a DMV office full of annoyed bureaucrats who get to test them on their ability to figure out their “free cards” are not free unless they ask for them to be free, even though “there were more UFO sightings (40) in Wisconsin in 2008 than reports of improper voting (14) out of the 3 million votes cast in the 2008 election.” Good use of state resources. [BRAD BLOG/ Youtube]

 

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BaldarTFlagass July 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

He who wants this free ID
Must answer first these questions three…

weejee July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

The answer to them is we browns, Hispanic, and/or homeless ain't voting no mo in Wisconsin.

ManchuCandidate July 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I could never figure out if an Africa Swallow could carry a coconut.

TanzbodenKoenig July 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

What is your name?
What is your place of residence
What is your favorite color?

If the answer to number three is anything other than "Pure, unblemished white and proud of it" then no ID for you

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

"Pure, unblemished white", you say?

The heavily-hairsprayed kid from my tenth grade English class just got a stiffy. (He shares his name with a stand-up comedian, too. To narrow it down for ye.)

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Carrot Top?

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

1) Scott Walker: Great Governor, or Greatest Governor?

2) Are brown people trying to impose Socialism/Sharia Law in our state?

3) Is it possible to raise taxes without worshiping the devil?

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

1) What is your name?
2) Where do you live?
3) What is the air speed of an African swallow?

Pragmatist2 July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

In my ideal world, this snags more of the idiots in the Tea Party than the idiots in the Democratic Party.

CrunchyKnee July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

Gotcha' questions??!!!111!

riverside68 July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

make it simple: if your credit score is below 600 – U NO VOTO!

Short form: no credit card=no vote

Revenue raising idea: sell the franchise to American Express: no Amex-no vote

Want to vote for a Senator? Get a Gold Card

Come here a minute July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

It's no pain at all — just don't vote. (Oh, I guess that's the point.)

SarahsBush July 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

I think Walker just knows he can get away with it. I mean, I'd gladly cough up $28 to vote that Kochsucker out.

Oblios_Cap July 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Freedom isn't Free™

Chillwaver July 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

They should check for Voter IQ's instead.

prommie July 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

Unfortunately, this scheme does approximate testing for IQ.

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I think my illiterate roofer would make better voting choices than the suburban dipshits that actually live around me and own property and have bank accounts.

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

They must have… Walker is Gubner… low enough you can vote! Hooray!

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Why is that any different than now-illegal literacy tests?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_test

ifthethunderdontgetya July 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

If a swallow were carrying a coconut…
~

prommie July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

It could grasp it by the husk. . .

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

European, or Welfare, Swallow?

EatsBabyDingos July 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

The DMV has been advised to say "We are the Knights who say NI! NI! NI!"

Doktor Zoom July 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

More like "None shall pass."

And when Walker's recalled, he'll insist it's only a flesh wound.

WhatTheHeck July 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

Riddle me this, Scott Walker: What kind of sneaky bastard are you?

ingloriousbytch July 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm

He's not sneaky at all. He's just a straight up bastard.

Negropolis July 28, 2011 at 4:57 am

All of them, Katie. Every. Fuckin'. One.

SpurningBeer July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

Where exactly in Mississippi is this "Wisconsin"?

elviouslyqueer July 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Seriously. Also, congratulations and THANKS Scott Walker for making my state look downright progressive!

freakishlywrong July 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

You mean they haven't thought of this yet in Mississippi?

elviouslyqueer July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Meh. Who needs voter suppression when every. single. candidate. is Republican?

Doktor Zoom July 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Yup. Idaho (Mississippi on the Snake River) also has this stupid ID requirement.

But we do have two parties–Right-wing Republicans and Extreme Right-wing Republicans.

genxr July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Mississippi thought of this 50 years ago.

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

"Between 1890 and 1910, ten of the former eleven Confederate states – starting with Mississippi – passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively disfranchised most blacks and tens of thousands of poor whites through a combination of poll taxes, literacy and comprehension tests, and residency and record-keeping requirements."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws

Gomez571 July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

They are talking about it here also. What Obama needs to do is send everyone in the blue districts a voucher that can be redeemed for $28.00 at Taco Bell, Churches or Piccadilly, but only with a State ID. Is it racist to assume old people eat at Piccadilly?

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

You know, us residents on the "good" side of the MO river refer to Council Bluffs, IA as "Counciltucky" – could it be Madissippi now in WI?

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Charlatan! Everyone knows there is no "good" side of the MO river!

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

You know who else was from both Mississippi & Wisconsin?

FlownOver July 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Blind Lemon Pledge?

prommie July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

The Four Horsemen, that was Leahy, Strudler, Crowley, and shit, I can't remember the fourth. No googling, I promise, thats my best.

But seriously, war is different from conquest? And death, isn't that part of all of the other three, as well? What a fucked up list, its all the same thing, really.

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

to me, conquest = sexytime, but that's just me and i would never presuppose that war and conquest should be mutually exclusive.

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Man O' War? Gotta be a War in there somewhere…

Doktor Zoom July 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I'll admit to wiki-ing to find the Terry Pratchett / Neil Gaiman version of the Four Horsepersons in Good Omens. In their take, it's War (a hottie with an arsenal), Famine (a food industry magnate who sells stuff that simultaneously causes obesity and starvation), Pollution (a replacement for Pestilence, who retired in 1936, "muttering about penicillin"), and Death, who has glowing blue eye-sockets and SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS, as you'd expect.

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

So is that last one at the front of Denver International?

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I'm due for a re-read of that gem. When I randomly picked it up at 14, I certainly had no idea how prescient it was.

poorgradstudent July 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I don't even remember where I got this version of the list, but it goes War, Famine, Pestilence, and Disaster, which I like because it really does cover most of the things that kill tons of people.

Tommmcatt July 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

The real four horseman are:

Paris Hilton (Pestilence)
Maria Shriver Swarzenegger (Famine)
Donald Fucking Rumsfeld (War)
and
Orly Taitz (Stupidity)

Apocalypse coming as soon as this gyre gets wide enough…

comrad_darkness July 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Miller. And it's Stuhldreher you Americanizing bastard.

Why do I know this? I hate ND. Actually, check that, I loath the fans I grew up with, the team is meh, really, especially recently. More of a charity affair, really.

Goonemeritus July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

So if you overcome all these obstacles you only need stare down the crushing indifference brought on by the left telling you that they’re all Republican anyhow. “Fuck you guys I’m going home”

ifthethunderdontgetya July 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

Fucking Leftists! What with their trivial concerns about "Social Security" and "Medicare".

Who needs 'em, right?
~

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Dammit…I just had that conversation with one of my friends in an email this morning.

To say that they're all the same is just fucking crazy.

Respitetini July 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

No, we're not saying they're all Republicans. We're just saying they all vote like Republicans.

But yes, there's a difference. Some of these legislators have a little (R) after their name. Some have a little (D). So, hooray Team (D)!

Captain_Quark July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

This fits perfectly with the Republican notion of the state. It's basically a means for fucking over poor people. I'm surprised there isn't a special "nigger fee" that the state charges for the inconvenience of processing an application filled out by one of those unsavory dark people.

It's high time Canada invaded to liberate the suffering people of Wisconsin.

Oblios_Cap July 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

WTF? Your bank account has to show activity? I don't even recieve a paper statement.
What a crock o' shit.

elviouslyqueer July 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I didn't get that part either. WTF business is it of the state to know what is my goddamn bank balance? And what about the people who don't have bank accounts?

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

They already know… and as for no paper statement… you WILL buy paper from GP… and like it.

arihaya July 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Basically a Huge Pain For Everyone Without ID

translation in Plain English: Wisconsin voter ID law basically a huge pain for everyone who isn't either an obscenely rich bastard or a shameless Koch-sucker

comrad_darkness July 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

The rich, turns out, don't vote. This one vote one person shit is for the prolls. Money is how you get things done.

Buckminster July 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

This whole idea blows chunks.

BaldarTFlagass July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

there were more UFO sightings (40) in Wisconsin in 2008 than reports of improper voting (14)

They're just trying to suppress the alien vote.

genxr July 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Police who pull over a flying saucer are required to investigate their legal residency.

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Build the danged space-fence!

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Alien voting is a deportable offense.

Negropolis July 28, 2011 at 5:00 am

Voting While Green is a crime, you know.

donner_froh July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

How many times did those 40 UFOs vote for Scott Walker?

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

All of them…. you know…

FNMA July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

And how many times was he anally probed by Kochs?

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

And were they piloted by Lizard Men?

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

that man likes his cheese curds.

Laughitoff22 July 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

Can't these people just send their butlers or maids to do all of this for them? Waiting in lines is so plebeian…

Tundra Grifter July 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

I read that list of documents required to get the voter/state ID card.

Looks to me like all you need to obtain ID is ID. And the twenty-eight bucks, of course, if you don't check the right box.

Cue "Poll Tax' by Tom Lehrer.

Duly_Noted July 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

Somewhere, Robert LaFollette is now being referred to as "Pinwheel Bob."

Ducksworthy July 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

Also the olds may have some difficulty passing under the 18" limbo pole.

BaldarTFlagass July 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

WHAT… is your name?
WHAT… is your skin color?
WHAT… is your party affiliation?

not that Dewey July 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

So CSICOP is in charge of voter registration now?

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

i bought francis my darling mini cooper* in WI and now i am very sorry i didn't give those revenues to the obscenely corrupt state of IL.

* yes i know it is very uncool to name a car but that is just the way i roll.

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

hellz no – my Mini is named Beep Boop and I love her to death

how could you not name a Mini?

:)

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

this is what my boy tells me. but then, he is from GA and drives a truck.

Lascauxcaveman July 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Whom he secretly calls "Gayle," and has slow-mo, soft-focus dreams about washing the hood and fenders…

SarahsBush July 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Naming my car was how I was introduced to this whole "being ironic and lame is cool" concept. I once had a Ford Escort wagon — not cool. I proudly named it Gertrude, and suddenly everyone wanted to get in her back seat, if you know I mean.

Lascauxcaveman July 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

My ancient, fading grey Camry is named "Auntie Camry," but we usually just call her Auntie.

Doktor Zoom July 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

It's OK to name a car. Just ask my 1973 Impala, Vlad. (Or its predecessor, the 1980 Datsun that leaked oil–The Nissan Valdez)

elviouslyqueer July 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

We've always named our cars. The best was our 18-year-old shit brown Ford F-150 that had about 2 million miles on it, required a burnt offering in order to start up, and broke down every five minutes. We called it "Big Bertha," which seemed entirely appropriate, especially when we finally sold it to the lesbians across the street.

Geminisunmars July 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I named my mini Anderson.

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

HA! I see what you did there…

Lascauxcaveman July 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

And I bet you ride him hard.

Geminisunmars July 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

VROOOM VRROOOMMM! AAA OOOO GAH!

(sorry for the caps)

CalamityJames July 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Wait…you fuckers have cars? Ummm, isn't there some "job creators" only website that you guys should be visiting?

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

well to be fair, i have a car, but i don't actually have a job.

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Current black Civic: Errol (a la Flynn…pirate wanderlust, but without the raping and pillaging)

Previous black Civic: Elani, Queen of Afghanistan (named for a song by The Big Wu, a jam band oddly enough from Wisconsin). Sadly, she was stolen a year ago this weekend at 10 years of age and 200k miles and stripped. Rest in peace, my dear Elani.

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

i had a 1990 civic (red) who went by the names of 'wheels of satan' and then – when she was on her last legs – the butthead.

i would have replaced her with another civic but i feel in love with the mini and i had an actual job at that time.

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I was sorely tempted by the Mini. Alas, my Great Dane objected.—

Lascauxcaveman July 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Should have offered to let him drive.

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

My Mazda, Maizie, was the first car I ever bought new. I had her almost 20 years to the day when she was stolen out of a parking lot.

That car was TWO DAYS FROM RETIREMENT!!

emmelemm July 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I had a record of Marilyn Monroe recordings (songs from various movies, etc.) and it had audio of a couple of commercials she had starred in way back when.

One of them was for motor oil and her line was, "Put Royal Triton in Cynthia's little tummy!" I always remember that because it's so random.

glamourdammerung July 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I am not getting a Mini this year because of BMW's practices towards their employees, but my cars tend to have names as well.

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

"i know it is very uncool to name a car"

Naming a car is just fine, but wouldn't you name a mini-Cooper Gary?

DaRooster July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

"RUMPELSTILTSKIN MOTHER FUCKER! Gimme my card BITCH!"

freakishlywrong July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Isn't there a federal agency or something that can weigh in on this nonsense? Like the Wisco National Guard?

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Shoot first, let Election Systems sort 'em out?

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I know. If we only had a Department Of Justice in this country. I believe they used to be responsible for investigating election issues.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I see a business opportunity here. Letterheads for homeless shelters!
I’ll be rich! Rich I tellsya!

donner_froh July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

This is so fucking stupid–"Show me your "proof of Wisconsin residency" so I can give you a card that proves you are a Wisconsin resident.

Like the videographer I don't blame the clerk–its his job to ask dumb questions and enforce even dumber rules.

zhubajie July 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

If he didn't ask the dumb questions, he might well end up in the homeless shelter himself.

weejee July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Lac du Flambeau is now Croix du Flambeau in Scott Walker's Dixie on the Chippewa.

Chillwaver July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

The $28 fee is to pay for the the "Whites Only" 3D Hologram on the ID's…

BaldarTFlagass July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

If you don't have that, you're vote is deleted the moment you leave the booth.

bagofmice July 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Apostrophe police, arrest this cat
his flagrant misuse, is makin me feel ill.

BaldarTFlagass July 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Arrgh! Got me.

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

And yet you missed the more despicable misspelling of "your".

Neither one of you illiterate assholes gets to vote!!

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Aren't you confusing, apostrophe's, with comma's?

SayItWithWookies July 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Hey, they're just trying to save the Supreme Court the trouble of invalidating another presidential election.

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I find it more interesting that they are trying to implement this before the Senate and Scott Walker's recall elections.

Lucidamente1 July 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

"1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

"2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

BlueMonkeh July 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

In other words, based on 2, good luck with that.

DashboardBuddha July 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

The congress won't do shit…tragically.

Steverino247 July 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

3. Any person acting to violate this provision shall have the living shit slapped out of them.

comrad_darkness July 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Teabaggers: tl;dr

Schmannnity July 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Legal mumbo jumbo.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Can this really be legal?

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

this is what i was wondering.

and i was hoping one of this erudite community would weigh in.

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

See Lucidamente1 above.

Respitetini July 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Anything's legal if you have enough money and not too much shame.

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Legality is in the eye of the Kockholder.

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Real question is, Will anyone do something to stop it?

comrad_darkness July 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Legal is less important than anyone in power giving a flying fuck.

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Legal, like in the Bible?

fuflans July 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

my favorite riddle is 'what has it gots in its pocketses?'

Oblios_Cap July 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

its preciousssss…

natoslug July 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Lint.

MinAgain July 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Can you name the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? No? (Conquest, War, Death and Famine).

Who does Pestilence have to blow to get some respect around here?

V572 Hair of Destiny July 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

And what's the difference between War and Conquest? Maybe it's this: when it's a Bush 43 war, there is no conquest. The war just goes on and on and on.

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm

The war goes on forever, and the party never ends.

ShaveTheWhales July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I was wondering what happened to Pestilence, too, but then I realized they've got Walker, after all.

Schmannnity July 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Clinton

Negropolis July 28, 2011 at 5:05 am

Clinton is a veritable genie, that guy. You rub him right, and you get anything you ask for.

V572 Hair of Destiny July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Ah, the riddle of the DMV Sphynx. But if Oedipus answers it, the plague on Thebes Fond du Lac will be lifted. However, there will other consequences.

Radiotherapy® July 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It's easier to drop out of college.

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Zing!

/tugs collar

mormos July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

yes.
92,84,76,68, etc.
and it's PESTILENCE, war, death, and famine.

can i vote this asshole out of office now?

outragedcitizen July 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Sorry one more question to go. How do you spell Chrysanthemum?

Sprong! Into the valley of death!

Monsieur_Grumpe July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I noticed that towards the end the mother left in the phone number the guy stated for his suspervisor. I guessing that the super' s phone is really busy now.

Ducksworthy July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Lets just declare Wisconsin a corpocracy and call it a day. Only corporations should be allowed to vote.

widestanceroman July 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

So, even if I bring the severed head of Medusa, I still have to pay the $28? And even then, I'll have to battle sword-wielding skeletons?

I mean, these are perfectly reasonable demands, but the stop action is a real time-killer.

genxr July 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

The head of Medusa? Are you trying to turn this country into Greece you libunatic?

widestanceroman July 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

While the GOP is busy trying to turn us into Rome.

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Other way around–it's medUSA!1!

Lucidamente1 July 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

"What… is your name?
"It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.
"What… is your quest?
"To seek the Holy Grail.
"What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
"What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
"Huh? I… I don't know that."

genxr July 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

If only recall elections were that simple.

ArmoredLibunatic July 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Damn you damn you damn you DAMN YOU!! I wanted to use that one!

Radiotherapy® July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Is this part of the 240,000 jobs this cross-eyed kook promised?

freakishlywrong July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

How is this not "voter fraud" again? Oh yeah. IOKIYAFARWN.

donner_froh July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Wisconsin, new home of the poll tax–Mississippi on the Great Lakes updated to 2011.

comrad_darkness July 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Well, both DO have a history of paddle wheel boats.

Oblios_Cap July 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Soon we will all have to show our papers whenever we go out of the house. For security, of course.

CalamityJames July 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Butbutbut…I'm white.

johnnyzhivago July 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Papers, or pass an American culture test like:

Who had the most home runs in the 1948 World Series??? BOOOOOM!!!

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

That's the easy part–if you get mugged outside, you can't produce your papers to get back home!

Rosie_Scenario July 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Young Karl Rove was very upfront about Repug strategy — way back when he was interviewed by Dan Rather. Video exists. Karl advised college GOP groups to put student gov't election spots in out of the way places on campus and not to publicize. This way only those "in the know" would come out and vote. Ergo, the "right" people would be elected.

AJWjr. July 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

"right"
Rhymes with white, right?

Weenus299 July 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

They're pulling this nonsense in South Carolina too. A lot of real American citizens here do not have birth certificates because they were born by midwife or just flat born without any hospital registration involved. These are legitimate American citizens who have to do a whole lot of horseshit just to get an ex post facto birth certificate from vital stats. It has that silly thing with discouraging the vote. And only discouraging the vote. Which is fucking evil to me.

baconzgood July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I can't snark on this. This is just tragic and should be against the law.

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Its just part of the overall plan to take America back.

emmelemm July 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

It IS against the law. But a lot of things are against the law, and the law only gets selectively enforced.

/this week is REALLY sucking

x111e7thst July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

No one gets their Kochs sucked for free!

ttommyunger July 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Voter ID fraud has never been a problem. Scott is prolly going to change all that.

Papa_Uniform July 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

In related news: Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, when asked about the requirement for a voter ID card in Wisconsin said, "Huh?".

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

He took all the wrong lessons from the Right-wing Noise Machine's slander of Janet Reno.

GOPCrusher July 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm

If Janet Reno was in charge, right now the ATF and FBI would using an armored car with a battering ram to knock down the doors at the Wisconsin Capital building and pumping tear gas in.

Crank_Tango July 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

He's too busy prosecuting medical marijuana operations against Obama's word.

Papa_Uniform July 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

And deporting Messicans.

Negropolis July 28, 2011 at 5:07 am

Honestly, isn't he just the worst? When he's not being totally ineffective, he's being evil.

weejee July 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Would the wildlifers get upset if somehow Walker was fed to the muskies?

kissawookiee July 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I enjoyed reading the AFL-CIO cited material on the linked BradBlog, that lists statistics for white "men," Hispanic "men," and African-American "males." Twice. With friends like that…

mumbly_joe July 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

At least they didn't say "boys".

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

So anyone without a weenus is off the radar?

Ruhe July 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I've thought that maybe the Republican party should change it's symbol/mascot from an elephant to a red herring. They are so good at selling this utterly unimportant shit. Either that or their target audience is so eager to be distracted by such utterly unimportant shit. Do the tea-tards et al who salivate over this issue ever stop to think about the logistics of using actual people to cast actual votes in order to illegally sway an election. It's ridiculously inefficient. I suppose this red herring could just be cover for Diebold's perfected method of electioneering.

horsedreamer_1 July 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

MAC GUFFIN 2012!

mumbly_joe July 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Which is weird, given how good they are at the actual methods of committing voter fraud- i.e, registering to vote in a presinct you don't live in, or collusion with local election officials to adjust vote tallies en masse. You'd think they'd understand exactly why voter ID laws will faill to stop 99% of fraudulant voting.

You don't think there could be some ulterior motive at work here amongst pretty much everyone pretending this is a real issue, do you?

abelilnkinverb July 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

god-fucking-damnit I used to be so proud of where I was from…

snoopyfan2010 July 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

All of this effort is just to support the theory that the coloreds had to cheat to get one of their own in the White House.

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm

DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!
We have a winnah!

snoopyfan2010 July 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Well someone had to say it plain and simple. All this snarky humor sometimes goes over my head.

Pres.Beeblebrox July 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Voter suppression, FTW!

Ken Blackwell must be so proud of his little Kochsucker.

tessiee July 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Why, did he make the best-dressed list?

Fox n Fiends July 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Apartheid is alive and well in Kochistan.

Allmighty_Manos July 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Just think of the $28 as just another tax. But instead of a sales tax, it is a poll tax. Nothing wrong with that, right?

johnnyzhivago July 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Look on the bright side – these people won't be able to vote, but they'll probably all get out of Jury Duty!

ZHollows July 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

When Barry loses Wisconsin next year to some idiot Tea Bagger, he can sit and ponder why he didn't do anything to help out the states (IN, OH, WI, MI) when they needed him most. Voter ID, redistricting to the point of ridiculousness, etc. etc. etc. I can't believe my Wisconsin has been turned into Mississippi in a matter of 6 months (sorry Mississippi).

tcaalaw July 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Can you name the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? No? (Conquest, War, Death and Famine).

Conquest and War seem duplicative. What happened to Pestilence?

Fukui_sanYesOta July 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Couldn't afford health insurance and died after being thrown from his horse.

Jerri July 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I remember when Wisconsin was all "Hey, it's cool, let's help all the eligible people vote. You can even register the day of the election. Come on homeless fella, step right up. Being homeless isn't a crime," like it was just a few short months ago…Because it fucking was!

FlipperAZ July 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

" And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this — to stay informed and to understand the world? "

DustBowlBlues July 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

POTUS will not like this. Or, four of them won't like this. That elitist fucker Anthony Kennedy will no doubt go along with it.

Let the words of Ralph Nader never be forgotten: Gore's and Bushes' Supreme Court appointments wouldn't be that different. Waste your vote on me and fuck the Democrats.

Doktor Zoom July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I thought that was a "pigeon"

weejee July 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Amongst the hobos in C'Addle's alleys, a pigeon is one who falls for your story. The cooing birds, on the other hand, are known as squab.

CrankyLttlCamperette July 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Country AND Western!

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Are you guys still saying "lamestain" and "harsh realm"?

MissusBarry July 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Designated Driver Dane would possibly be the greatest thing ever. You know, since I'm not an Ohioan pro-lifer.

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