Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wait, why is this controversial?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law today a bill aimed at insuring fair and untainted elections throughout the state.

According to the usual sources (liberal media, howling libs, etc.) the bill will stifle election turnout by increasing voter intimidation and making it harder to vote.


The bill changes the early voting times from 15 - 6 hour days to 8 - 12 hour days, which makes it easier for working voters to vote before or after work. I guess knowing that unemployed voters are more likely to vote Democratic, since they want to keep the gravy train rolling, media hacks figure that this somehow benefits Republican candidates.

Yeah, I don't get it either, but I'm not a professional ass kisser/socialist like the liberal media types.

The bill also requires voters who haved moved just prior to the election to cast provisional ballots. According to the above sources, this is a demeaning and intimidating thing meant to scare away voters. Not sure how that works either. The only voter intimidation I've seen in recent times was the Black Panthers brandishing clubs around polling places to keep non-minority voters away.

One mid-state county official said that prior to the last election, he had upwards of 3000 voters move into his district at the last minute and register at the polls when they voted. Coincidentally, all these voters were registered Democrats too. Gee, that doesn't sound suspicious at all.

Out of curiosity, I checked and found a website for Pinellas County that allows you to update your voter info online. Gee, how convenient. Now according to the above sources (again) this whole "online" upgrade is way too hard for college students to figure out and not everyone has internet access yada, yada . . .

Perhaps if the League of Women Voters would take a few minutes away from creating attack ads that target politicians they don't like (read: republican/conservative/tea party) they could help with this whole voting registration thing. I kind of thought that was their purpose for existence anyway.

One official actually stated that voters don't think about stuff like this until the last minute and they shouldn't be penalized for procrastinating.


Here's my thing -- unless you just turned of legal voting age, you've been voting for quite some time. These elections don't sneak up on you. You knew it was coming. If you're too stupid or lazy to get registered, then you don't get to vote. End of discussion.

Like I said, why is this controversial?

And apropos of nothing, here's a couple pics of Brooke Hogan in a bikini.

What do you mean, why?

She's got a bangin' body . . . she's kind of cute . . . she's . . . ahh get off me, okay. I've had a long day.


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