Tag Archives: dmv

  bureaucracy fail

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

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:  Read more on Wisconsin Voter ID Law Basically a Huge Pain For Everyone Without ID…
  kochsucker

Voter ID Law Passed, Scott Walker Moves to Close DMVs in Dem Districts

Evil corporate lackey Scott Walker recently got a memo on his desk from the fringe conservative Koch-funded  American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization that drafts bills for GOP lawmakers who are too stupid or too lazy to pen the enormous quantities of the Kochs’ slobbering hate for the poor into formal legislative proposals. The memo that Walker got sent him some instructions like, “there are too many minority people and students voting in your state,” along with the text of a voter ID bill pooped out by the typing monkeys from the Koch offices. Thus a Walker “legislative priority” was conceived and excreted onto the people of Wisconsin. Hooray! Now, no one can vote without a state-issued ID. Can Scott Walker go it one further? He wants to pass another law ordering the Department of Transportation to shut down up to 16 DMV offices that a Democratic lawmaker says are located in blue districts, while it would extend hours at offices in GOP areas. Read more on Voter ID Law Passed, Scott Walker Moves to Close DMVs in Dem Districts…
  put on your robot face

Virginia DMV Makes Driver’s Licenses Look More Like Mug Shots

Facial recognition software operates on the principle that people never make expressions ever, and just wander the earth looking like dead-eyed zombies. Thus the Virginia DMV, in order to make driver’s license pictures more compatible with the latest facial recognition techmologies, has decreed that you can’t smile in your photo. Read more on Virginia DMV Makes Driver’s Licenses Look More Like Mug Shots…
 

Bear Hunting in Virginia!

The Bear is back! And now he’s in the cross hairs of the mean old Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for having a really gay license plate. I guess this is the sort of low-level, left-handed payback you get when you cross the very powerful Sen. Larry Craig. Read more on Bear Hunting in Virginia!…
 

Nice Ass

* “Imagine my surprise when I got to the DMV on M St SE this morning, just as they opened, and got my brand new DC driver’s license in about a half an hour. The metal detectors at the door were a little unexpected, but the rest of the experience was totally pleasant.” [From Harvard Street] * “MC with the hispanic guy on the bike who grabbed my ass last night…furiously pedaling down 16th Street north of Adams Morgan.” [EJ Takes Life] * Fundraiser for Eastern Market tonight at Marty’s. [The DC Concierge] * Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon hit you up at the Happy Booker today. [The Happy Booker] Read more on Nice Ass…
 

Metro Section: Appropriately Grim

* Here’s a terrifying sketch of the man who raped a woman in broad daylight outside a Checkers at 14th Street and Maryland Avenue while another man restrained her 3-year-old daughter. [Frozen Tropics] * Yesterday a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight at 51st Street and Banks Place, NE. [stop, blog and roll] * Last night there was a big apartment fire at 6th and O Streets, NW. 40 people lost their homes. [Life in Mount Vernon Square] * DMV moving from Gallery Place to SW. [Gallery Place Living] * The DC Madam’s Shock and Ahhhhh … [City Desk] Read more on Metro Section: Appropriately Grim…