Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. matman1115

    matman1115 said, about 3 years ago

    Please, seriously. I have to show ID to buy friggin allergy medicine, but not to vote? How is that Jim Crow? THIS is Jim Crow: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/06/28/voting_rights_and_the_supreme_court_the_impossible_literacy_test_louisiana.html

  2. ragarms

    ragarms said, about 3 years ago

    After years of hearing Paul Weyrichs’ recorded voice, claiming the Republican goal was ensure FEWER voters, on Thom Hartmans’ radio program, I finally got to see a video clip courtesy of Bill Moyers on his PBS show. It seems Mr. Weyrich was at the forefront of the grassroot conservative movement which now permeates the national conciousness. Unfortunately.

  3. ragarms

    ragarms said, about 3 years ago

    @ragarms

    This recording dates back to the mid seventies, about the time Roger Ailes is said to have been envisioning television as a means of promoting the Republican agenda.

  4. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

    An alternative rerun:
    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2004/07/26
    Sam visits her dad in Hospital.

    In response to some comments yesterday:
    I live in UK – Cheshire
    I’m not Internet savvy to post automatic links, so use the low-tech, copy and paste link into a new tab or window

    Mike

  5. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, about 3 years ago

    Of course, you mean Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al!

  6. CarolFeldman

    CarolFeldman said, about 3 years ago

    This run was only slightly entertaining when it was new and there was a national election. It is only worth skipping a second time around.

  7. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, about 3 years ago

    The going rate for the illegals to vote for Democrats is $20. They are picked up and bussed from polling place to polling place and vote under names of dead people who have not been expunged from the polls.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    @Bob C.

    Of course, you have irrefutable proof of your claims, other than the likes of Rush Limbaugh?

  9. Larry

    Larry said, about 3 years ago

    After going back and reading all the post for the last few day, I usually don’t go back so I only see a few, but to get back on track, I have decided to read GT but not the posts any more. Most are plain stupid and not worth the time. Thank you all.

  10. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, about 3 years ago

    @matman1115

    If everybody just got one dose of allergy meds at a time then ID probably wouldn’t be necessary, but to make meth you’d want larger quantities. For meds the authorities don’t make distinction in quantities.

    If you want to steal an election, there’s three methods:
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    1. Have someone falsify the count on election day
    2. Have a hoard of vagrants vote multiple times at different locations
    3. Make the registration and voting process onerous so as to discourage the “wrong people” from voting.

    Methods no. 1 & 2 are potentially fraught with legal difficulties. Method no. 3 has the false front of legitimacy to it. Lose your ID and see how easy it is to replace. If the only real benefit you got from an ID was to vote, would you bother?

  11. joemorgan

    joemorgan said, about 3 years ago

    I have enjoyed the voter suppression theme. Shakespeare said “much truth is told in jest.” We see here much truth told in comics. Everyone in legitimate journalism has already presented these facts on news and it is understood as the underhanded way, one of them, that GOP is using to win elections. GOP voters are really a fully deceived group of people, they can be convinced of any fairy tale no matter how unrealistic or low down it is, they buy it as an ethical action to win at any cost. Keep up the good work GT.

  12. Doug Stegenga

    Doug Stegenga said, about 3 years ago

    There’s a 4th way to steal an election… practiced in Florida. Contract with a private company to gather lists of documented felons from other states, then compare those names to the registered voters in your state then purge those from the voting rosters.

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 3 years ago

    ’ then purge those from the voting rosters.’
    .
    You forgot the next line: “and anyone whose name SOUNDS like those names.”
    .
    And let me save a dozen right-wingers the trouble:
    “But, but, I have ID, so why doesn’t everybody?”

  14. matman1115

    matman1115 said, about 3 years ago

    @Alabama_Al — So if people want to vote but don’t because it’s too much work to go get an ID card, that’s Jim Crow? No, that’s just apathy. Their forebears faced lynchings, dogs, eviction, beatings, and other organized forms of persecution. They face…. the line at the DMV! The horror!

    Calling ID requirements “Jim Crow” is an insult to those who faced the real apartheid of Jim Crow fifty years ago. Read this to see what REAL Jim Crow was: http://www.crmvet.org/info/lithome.htm

  15. johnlal

    johnlal said, about 3 years ago

    @Bob C.

    Source?

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