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18th-Nov-2005 09:19 am
Voter ID memo stirs tension
Sponsor of disputed Georgia legislation told feds that blacks in her district only vote if they are paid to do so. State Rep. Sue Burmeister (R-Augusta) says the memo 'sounds pretty harsh' but 'was more accurate than not.'

Hi, I'm a stupid,
racist fucking cunt who, like
many of my GOP counterparts,
committed political suicide.
The chief sponsor of Georgia's voter identification law told the Justice Department that if black people in her district "are not paid to vote, they don't go to the polls," and that if fewer blacks vote as a result of the new law, it is only because it would end such voting fraud.

The newly released Justice Department memo quoting state Rep. Sue Burmeister (R-Augusta) was prepared by department lawyers as the federal government considered whether to approve the new law. It also says that despite Republican assurances the law would not disenfranchise elderly, poor and black voters, Susan Laccetti Meyers, the staff adviser for the Georgia House of Representatives, told the Justice Department "the Legislature did not conduct any statistical analysis of the effect of the photo ID requirement on minority voters."
It cites analyses showing that, in fact, the effects of the law — which will require Georgians seeking to vote to present a driver's license or an identification card for which they must pay — could fall disproportionately on blacks. It concludes that the state had failed to show the law would not weaken minority voting strength, and recommends that the attorney general's office formally object to it.

However, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in August approved the law. Last month, a judge suspended the photo ID requirement after finding the law imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and will not effectively combat voter fraud. A lawsuit in the case continues.

18th-Nov-2005 02:22 pm (UTC) - you know............
I wonder how these Republican Mother Fuckers can even look in a mirror.......It just boggles my mind.......It seems high time to take that party down dismantle it and bury it in some toxic landfill or another.......
18th-Nov-2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
The chief sponsor of Georgia's voter identification law told the Justice Department that if black people in her district "are not paid to vote, they don't go to the polls," and that if fewer blacks vote as a result of the new law, it is only because it would end such voting fraud.

I'm surprised with a mind that narrow there is any room for words to form. *shakes head* Sounds like a job for the old hick'ry clue-by-four.
18th-Nov-2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
It just amazes me that people could be so stupid...well, not only stupid, but so OBVIOUS about their stupidity.

Eh, I suppose it's just the natural culling process of idiots...
18th-Nov-2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oy! When will these guys just STOP?!? I mean, isn't it tiring to be so boneheaded? They must be exhausted!
18th-Nov-2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
Wow... she is a great example of what I like to call a "Catch U Next Tuesday." lol
18th-Nov-2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
You know, when stupid people kill themselves, thereby removing their flawed DNA from further polluting the gene pool, we call it the Darwin Chainsaw of Natural Selection. I wonder what we should call the GOP suicidees? I vote for something like "Hart Martyr" or "Rice Burner" in honor of 1988 Democratic hopeful Gary Hart's insanely stupid boating frolic with whatsherface.
18th-Nov-2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
when stupid people kill themselves

In case it's not clear, I'm referring to those who unwittingly commit suicide by doing something supremely dumb that results in their death, that they obviously don't mean to. (Usually prefaced by something like, "Hey, Bubba, lookit what I kin do!")
18th-Nov-2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
I would like to propose a trust fund for JATO rockets and Honda Oldsmobiles. Call it 'the best ride of your life', and have your markscustomers sign a waiver beforehand.
18th-Nov-2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
"John, strike up the piano."

o/` o/` o/`
I wanna go back to Dixie, take me back to dear ol' Dixie,
That's the only li'l ol' place for li'l ol' me.
Ol' times there are not forgotten, whuppin' slaves and pickin' cotton,
And waitin' for the Robert E. Lee.
(It was never there on time.)
I'll go back to the Swanee, where pellagra makes you scrawny,
And the Honeysuckle clutters up the vine
I really am a-fixin' to go home and start a-mixin'
Down below that Mason-Dixon line.

Oh, poll tax, how I love ya, how I love ya,
My dear old poll tax.

Won'tcha come with me to Alabammy, back to the arms of my dear ol' Mammy, her cookin's lousy and her hands are clammy, but what the hell, it's home.
Yes, for paradise the Southland is my nominee...Jes' give me a ham hock and a grit of hominy.

I wanna go back to Dixie; I wanna be a dixie pixie
And eat cornpone 'til it's comin' outta my ears
I wanna talk with Southern gentlemen and put my white sheet on again: I ain't seen one good lynchin' in years.
The land of the boll weevil, where the laws are medieval,
Is callin' me to come and evermore roam.
I wanna go back to the Southland, that "y'all" and "shet-ma-mouth" land,
Be it ever so decadent,
There's no place like home.

- Tom Lehrer, "I Wanna Go Back to Dixie".
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19th-Nov-2005 02:38 am (UTC)
Why bring up Texas? The article's about a senator in Georgia.

Yeah, though, the whole system down there is fucked up, and I'm honestly glad to be gone.
18th-Nov-2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
i used to live in augusta, ga. this happens all the time. it will change nothing.

there is hatefulness on both sides of this. for 5 years i watched and listened to them throw mud at each other and never try to resolve anything. it is enough to make you want to figuratively have your mom pull their ears and make them sit with each other.
18th-Nov-2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
I think this post has made the most sense concerning both parties. In the end, they (both parties) work for nothing except for re-election and the status quo. Be it an R or a D next to the name, if you think that person is working for you...you are sadly mistaken. That said, it will only be from a concerted grassroots level on the scale of a influencial third party for change to take place.

Sorry, did not mean to get into a rant but I'm SO disgusted by both parties, I could spit...
18th-Nov-2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
What an @$$...

It's been pretty clear to me from the beginning that the sole point of the voter ID law is to make it harder for the rural poor and urban dwellers who don't drive -- in other words, those most likely to vote blue -- to vote, especially since there has been no problem that I'm aware of with people using fake IDs to vote in Georgia elections. (Most situations of voter fraud I've heard about occur on the registration side of things and with absentee ballots, which are not even affected by the ID law, and not at polling places on election day.)
18th-Nov-2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
That woman looks disturbingly like the Minnesota Secretary of State, who, several election cycles ago, publicized a list of "suspicious activities to be on the lookout for on Election Day." One of these was "sweaty Middle Eastern looking men." Jeeziz.
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