The Beer: Brewed up a Cream Ale yesterday and the Fat Tire Clone is kegged. Next weekend I'm thinking I should brew up a Pils.
The Bicycle: Time to get it down and cleaned up. I expect the first ride of the season within the next four weeks.
The VRWC: I don't spend much time at Politico. Never have. But is it just me or are they becoming more and more PuffHo all the time?
Deekawife 3.0 was bugging me about blogging, since I haven't put up anything since Wednesday. So, when I happened across this, I found a good excuse to rant.
The Voting Rights Act, though a necessary evil has been the greatest boon to SoProgs since, well....ever. It has been used to leverage minorities into the Democrat Party by claiming it was the GOP all along who wanted to suppress their vote. Except that it wasn't. The Republicans voted in favor by a far larger margin than the Democrats did. But the Big Lie has been enough to drive minorities (that and government handouts) toward the Democrats and the SoProgs. It is true that laws in southern states were designed to prevent minorities, especially Blacks from voting. But those states were "The Solid South"; at the time solidly Democrat and solidly racist.
Fast forward to 2012. The Voting Rights Act is now used as a political club used to beat states that run solidly Conservative Republican. Why else would voter ID laws in places like South Carolina and Texas be challenged while the intimidation of White Voters in Philadelphia by Black Panthers passes practically without comment by the Administration.
Attorney General Eric Holder claims, "The reality is that — in jurisdictions across the country — both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common". Then why hasn't Holder prosecuted any violations (At least, I am unable to find any evidence of prosecution)? So, either Holder is lying or he is derelict in his duty? I see no other choice here.
The Politico article only infers, it never states what the real issue here is. I can be a little more succinct. SoProgs need fraud to win. It becomes more apparent here in Wisconsin every day. If it were not so, the cacophony against voter ID would not exist. Asking someone to identify themselves is ubiquitous in American society. One cannot take part in day-to-day life without identification. Asking someone to prove that they are eligible to vote in a certain location by showing identification in no way disenfranchises anyone. It is just another Big Lie. In fact it does quite the opposite. One person voting illegally disenfranchises everyone. Without Voter ID, it is a simple thing for me to walk into your polling place early in the morning, claim to be you, vote and walk out. when you come in later in the day and find "you" have already voted, you have no recourse. None. You are turned away. Is that really what you want?
The Voting Rights Act is outdated. Jim Crow is extinct and is never coming back. The Act is only used to ensure states cannot make common sense changes to voting laws (like Voter ID) and keep minorities on the Democrat/SoProg Plantation.