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I was wondering, who gets to pass judgment on any resemblance between me and my Photo ID on Election Day?
Kathleen Harris?
Scott Walker?
Rahm Emanuel,
Maybe Dick Cheney.
or that war criminal from Florida - Alan West.

...and the winner is ,,,
FL Gov. Rick Scott. or maybe George Zimmerman, and all of the above.
Guess what folks,
People like that get to say whether you look like your photo ID.

This diary is going to be brief because what can you say about election officials who think all darkies, or brownies, or gingers,,, look the same.
Make no mistake about this,,, the ID part and the cost (poll tax) part is just the tip of this festering pusswart.

When Scalia goes to cast his ballot and is confronted by some Irish, or Polish person who can't tell one (pick an Italian slur) from another, well - he's on the SCOTUS and can make some noise. But he's a shithead so who known what line of "reasoning" will spurt from his tortured little grey cells to uphold this blatant racism.

I still confuse Carl Rove with Colbert's canned ham wearing eyeglasses.

Well Scalia won't be banished from the polls - but it will go down that way for MILLIONS.

They will hear words to the effect that all don't look like that person in the Photo ID.
You can't vote.
Get out of here before I call the Sheriff.

How is anybody going to get around this conundrum?

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    “How are we going to keep from wiping ourselves out?” Sul’ma’ejote

    by olo on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 09:27:23 AM PDT

  •  The same people (6+ / 0-)

    at the polling place who would question your signature (or residence) all along.

    •  And those hard working folks (4+ / 0-)
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      olo, Horace Boothroyd III, wonmug, Sylv

      will now have to take a few extra steps to do what they've been doing very well for quite some time.  

      And that will cause the process to slow down.  

      And that will cause lines to form.  

      And that just might discourage some people from voting or prevent some people from voting who do not have the luxury of hours to waste waiting in line.

      Except for where I live.  And for all those other places where just about everyone has ID and most everyone has well paying jobs and big homes and plenty of extra in the bank.  

      Because we rarely wait in line.  

      And if there were lines we would get even more polling places with even more booths.  

      Because it wouldn't be right to make US wait.  

      Just THEM.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 09:41:16 AM PDT

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  •  Only graduates of the Increditibaly Bad School of (5+ / 0-)

    Photogrqphy are allowed to work for the BMV.  Those with lesser GPAs for IBSOP work for the prison system.  

    Bottom line, No one looks like the picture on their Driver's Licence.  The first photo the clerk took at the BMV of me was too good. She had to take it over to get it awful enough.

    •  That cracks me up. (3+ / 0-)


      “How are we going to keep from wiping ourselves out?” Sul’ma’ejote

      by olo on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 09:48:12 AM PDT

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    •  That's why I was so impressed with the lady at my (0+ / 0-)

      driver's license bureau. She made sure that the new teenage drivers had a good picture even going as far as asking approval for the picture from the kids and Mom or Dad too. She knew few people show their license to friends but all new drivers do.

      I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” - Frank Zappa

      by OHdog on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 11:05:22 AM PDT

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    •  They get worse with each new ID, too. (0+ / 0-)

      I used to think my old passport photo was atrocious.  After seeing the new one I just got, I want the old one back.  

      The pictures didn't look that bad when I sent them off six weeks ago.   They were taken in the photo department of Walgreens.  

      I suspect the passport agency also hires graduates of IBSOP's program in "Photoshop editing for incredibly bad photos" program.  

  •  My sister lost 200 pounds (1+ / 0-)
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    She in no way resembles her drivers license.

    So she can't vote?

    I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. - Kos

    My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

    by pucklady on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:11:50 AM PDT

  •  I've done that job.. (3+ / 0-)
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    ManfromMiddletown, Sylv, olo the past I've been an inspector at the polls in Indiana. In doing so I've had to take an oath to uphold the laws. Unfortunately, that means upholding and enforcing the photo ID laws here in the hoosier state.

    Now, I can't say how it is in the other states, but here in Indiana the ID must (below is quoted directly from

    "1. Display your photo

    2. Display your name, and the name must conform to your voter registration record. Conform does not mean identical. Below are examples of names that would conform to "Robert John Crew"

        Robert John Crew
        Robert J. Crew
        Robert Crew
        R. John Crew
        R. J. Crew

        Bob John Crew
        Bob J. Crew
        Bob Crew
        John Crew
        J. Crew

    3. Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election (November 2, 2010)

        NOTE: An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an "Indefinite" expiration date.

    4. Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government"

    As an inspector I've never seen any poll worker question anyone's appearance. I haven't even seen anyone question the name.

    The issue that causes the most problem is simply either having a photo ID or having an photo ID that is issued by the state or US govt. Sometimes the expiration date becomes an issue.

    I think that if a voter feels that they are challenged on their "appearance" when all of the other criteria is met they need to talk to the inspector at the polling site, if that doesn't resolve the issue, call the clerk and if that doesn't work call the party headquarters.

    The past few elections, I know there have been many poll watchers out from both parties ready to do legal challenges if need be.  Again..this is all based on MY experience and opinion.


    •  True perhaps for you in Indiana - but,,, (0+ / 0-)

      ,,,can you attest to the honor of KKK affiliated poll inspectors in the rebel south or Texas?

      “How are we going to keep from wiping ourselves out?” Sul’ma’ejote

      by olo on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 07:43:40 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I'm pretty sure this is only true for Officers (2+ / 0-)
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    FG, Sylv
    NOTE: An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an "Indefinite" expiration date.
    Enlisted members have their End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS) as the expiration date, not sure what they put on retirees ID cards, those may reflect an indefinite date.

    Disclaimer: I was a Naval Officer, and my ID always said "indefinite" on both my active duty and reserve IDs.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:39:16 AM PDT

    •  thanks..keep this in mind (1+ / 0-)
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      ..can't really recall any issues encountered with any military ID. :)

      The exp date was a big issue for college ids. In Indiana an IU, Purdue or Ivy Tech student ID can be a valid ID (because those universities are state schools) however initially some of those IDs did not have expiration date.  That caused some headaches. That's since been worked out now.

      This all reminds me I need to get my driver's license renewed! LOL grin

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