Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. chipscount

    chipscount said, almost 3 years ago

    james browns family has a free turkey giveaway every thanksgiving in augusta, ga which requires proof of residence and a photo id… the racist bastards!

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    You left out “white” and “male.” Continue to favor that, too?

  3. Zme

    Zme said, almost 3 years ago

    @Stl. Cardinal Fan:
    That’s because you’re ignoring your privilege.

    Try to imagine that you have no car, you’re working two minimum wage jobs and just making enough to make ends meet. You get to your jobs by walking and public transport…and every possibility you vote.

    Now these GOPers want to stop your vote. You have to dig out your birth certificate (maybe lost as you moved from one cheap apartment to the next), take a day off work (losing pay), find you way to the DMV (no public transport for my DMV), stand in line for hours, pay a fee and get an ID. All to exercise your constitutionally guaranteed right.

    Voter ID laws claim to prevent voter fraud…but how much fraud is there? Instead they disenfranchise large number of poor and old voters…who usually vote “D”. Perhaps you can see another motive for these laws.

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago


    “Try to imagine that you have no car, you’re working two minimum wage jobs and just making enough to make ends meet. You get to your jobs by walking and public transport…and every possibility you vote.”
    You need an ID to get a job…

  5. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    just go to the low country in SC and you’ll
    find a whole bunch of those folks still

  6. keeler_james

    keeler_james said, almost 3 years ago

    I think everyone can be satisfied. Make voter ID free and available at all post offices for everyone with a social insurance number. How come we don’t have any problem like this in Canada?

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Those “disadvantaged people” are somehow able to get to the welfare office and fill out all those forms and show ID.
    How’s that?
    Also, it seems pretty RACIST of Rogers and the other libs here to presume that those that are too poor or too dumb are mostly blacks and vote Democrat. Why’s that?

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Maybe the Democrats could press for laws that allow what the Soviets did to gin up more voters. You vote you get a bottle of vodka. The day after elections in the USSR was a holiday… Now you know why….

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago


    asked of Doctor Warbucks: “You left out “white” and “male.” Continue to favor that, too?”

    Doctor Warbucks clearly values property ownership and appears to approve of your founding fathers’ pre-conditions of that era.
    Voting rights based on property rights…quite common in many democracies after your revolution.
    He reminds me of the patronising debates we used to have in my classes when I was still in high-school. It was still very difficult to bring up the suggestion of one-man/one-vote in those days (early ‘80s) without being shouted down as a kaffir-boetie. One condition for the vote which was often brought up by the liberal minded in our class was: education. The voter had to have a certain level of “education”.
    Great, thereby dis-enfranchinsing whole swathes of people. Who controlled the education budgets (based on race), jobs, group-areas, access to anything & everything, who benefited from free or near free schooling and excellent amenities etc?
    It was a sop to mollify the least extreme of our fellows but we figured it would effectively mean a couple of generations of slow enfranchisement. I mean, we, even the liberals, didn’t want the unwashed masses to vote, did we?
    Why not. Because despite agreeing there should be “universal” suffrage, we still feared them enough to put up another barrier.
    That was all lost on us. But then we were young teenagers, in an era of state-controlled press censorship, propaganda fueled news and fear.

    This Doctor Warbucks claims to be an educated guy (Phd no less) and spouts this racist nonsense? …because based on his posting record, he is clearly racist.

    If I could go back 30 years and clip myself around the ear …I would certainly tell myself a schooled education may be great but it shouldn’t be a barrier.
    Likewise, you guys should be asking yourselves: who exactly do you fear when you are clearly being disenginous about the voter Id requirements in your country…

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    The challenge of democracy is that if you really believe in it, you have to let people vote whom you don’t like, or disapprove of, or even are afraid of. That’s what democracy is: the voice of the people, not the select few.
    This can lead to problems, as in the “democratic fallacy,” where the opinion of a million people outweighs that of a single person, even if the million are wrong and the single person is right. And indeed the American Founders did NOT believe in total democracy, but a representative one, a republic, but increasingly the distinctions they made have been eliminated — rightly, in my opinion.
    If you draw the line anywhere, you better have a good reason why.
    Owning property? I know a pair of PhDs who would be excluded because they like living in a part of Boston where they can’t afford to buy but can afford to rent. Common in NYC, too. Should we give extra votes to ignoramuses who happen to live where land is cheap, and it is cheap because no one sensible wants to live there?
    For the most part, the restrictions reinforce conservatism: people invested in the system as it is. There is an argument to be made for that — except that it has often disenfranchised those who are not respected by the system as it is (like women and people of color), or it over-weights the value of the rich.
    Right now, most Americans are urban. But people living in rural areas — not farmers, but people living in areas with a lot of farms — have a disproportionate power in our government. Personally, I think this is wrong, but clearly the Doctor Warbucks of the world do not.
    Sorry, doc, that’s the risk you take with democracy.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Are you joking? Alcohol and liquor sales only require ID for those appearing under a certain age to prove they are of legal age, not to prove ID. I highly doubt a seventy year old person is going to get carded to by booze. I don’t need to show ID when depositing a check into my account, nor do I for most medical care. I’ve needed it for billing/insurance information and the day I went in for surgery. Aside from that, the clinic never cards me.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m lucky to be a military brat with my original birth certificate from 63 years ago, my original social security card, two proofs of address and $54 payroll tax for my ID so that I can vote Yellow Dog Democrat every time.

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