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Your Government Doesn’t Have the Slightest ID

rita182 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 11:01 AM
A liberal acquaintance of mine, when I told him the number of people in the US without IDs had to be vanishingly small, said "there are thousands of elderly without ID." If that's the best liberals can do to show the "huge problem" of people without ID, they're in real trouble. When I pointed out that elderly people are in the system, and can get IDs if they need them, that housebound and most other elderly people won't be going to the polls anyway, and that the laws for obtaining absentee ballots generally have provisions for alternate forms of ID, he had nothing else to say. This whole dustup about people not having ID is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
dtaylor944 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 1:56 PM
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 11:07 AM
I wrote this a while back on another thread.

In re: “But the elderly!”

Surely the person who takes them to get their groceries can stop by the DMV to get a non-driver ID.

Are you postulating totally housebound people with no families, no friends, no money to pay for a taxi, no church or social club membership where help could be found, no phone to call the county's senior services department, no neighbors, ... in short no human contact of any conceivable kind?

How would this person, so impenetrably isolated from all other human beings who might be asked for help, get to the polling place? Cannot that same means be used to get to the DMV once every 3-5 years?
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 9:35 PM
I'll be reposting that MO4. Thanks.

I believe it may have been Charles Kuralt who once remarked “Radio is a harsh mistress.” And he is right. For those of you who have never enjoyed a career in the broadcast arts, it might interest you to know that a radio station is less a technological marvel than it is a very large, overpowered infant that constantly demands one’s attention.

And when one works the morning drive shift, that baby needs even more TLC than usual. Hence, my workdays begin at approximately 2:30 in the blessed AM so I can be at the studio by 3:00. When one...

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