Gary Varvel for April 05, 2021


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    cdward  2 months ago

    Um, sure. Is going to a ball game a “right”? Was voter ID the only thing in that bill designed to keep certain voters out? Did that bill do ANYTHING to actually make voting better for democracy?

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    Odon  2 months ago

    “What are ya in here for?” “Gave a bottle of water to lady who almost fainted.”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 2 months ago

    After giving 30 different IDs, none were deemed valid and he didn’t get the tickets, just like you can’t vote unless you go to a certain designated place and pay lots of money for one.

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    librarylady59  2 months ago

    Are tickets to sports in the Constitution and/or the amendments? I don’t think so. The right to vote has been widened throughout our history. Only those scared racists are wanting voter restriction. Shame on them.

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    rmfrye Premium Member 2 months ago

    Voter I.D. is not the issue and you know it. It’s about restricting access and limiting the democratic process. The south has been perfecting their system for the last 160 years.

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    walfishj  2 months ago

    I don’t mean to imply that Gary Varvel is brain dead, but this has been in place for years. But, then, I’ve never seen Gary’s id so who knows if he really exists?

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  2 months ago

    Stuck in line to vote? Talk show host Ben Ferguson warns not to accept free food, no free hot dogs from Hitler Youth.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member 2 months ago

    What’s stopping voters in line from bringing their own picnic baskets and water jugs? ( I’ll bet that will be added to their bill next).

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    cessna172  2 months ago

    Every hockey game I have been to you have to show picture ID to claim your tix at will call.

    If the county mails you your ballot, that means you already showed proof of who you are.

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    guyjen2004  2 months ago

    Yet MLB is still allowing it’s product, for a fee, to be carried on a Chinese platform. The worst human-rights violator on the planet gets a pass but GA get’s targeted for adopting voting laws that don’t let political hacks hand out water. Hypocrisy much? Same with the NBA and their BS social justice stance while they rake in $$ from China. When the GM of one NBA team tweeted support for the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league came for him, as did some of the players, like the IQ-challenged hypocrite, LeBron James. Unreal…sports should just stay out of this stuff.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 2 months ago

    It’s not just “voter ID”, but that Republicans have given themselves the power to target, suppress, and “de-certify” all the votes in a county. Because black voters are mostly Democrats, and they are in counties with large cities, all those votes can be arbitrarily omitted after citing non-existent “voter fraud” accusations, without showing any proof.

    Republicans are appointing themselves as the watchdogs, administrators, and judges for elections. Just because there is a long, bloody history of racial hatred is coincidental to what is a simple, vile, political power grab.

    The fact that Varvel is just fine with an anti-Democracy power grab by Republicans tells you all you need to know about that guy.

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    jader3rd  2 months ago

    Is going to the stadium a founding principle of democracy? Are you assigned to a specific stadium based off of your residence? Can your stadium experience “not count” if there’s something suspicious that happens? Do you need photo ID if the tickets are mailed to you?May I end with: false equivalence.

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    DrDon1  2 months ago

    Since the “GOP” does not have any positive agenda items, they make up “issues!”

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Right wing racism will not be tolerated anymore.

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    Tralfaz Premium Member 2 months ago

    So, Mr. Varvel, if this solves the problem, are we to now believe that teenagers never drink using a fake ID, or that this also solves the crime of identity theft?

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    ferddo  2 months ago

    Odd how GQPs demand that government not interfere with business’s decisions and practices… except when they don’t like those decisions and practices…

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    rhonda Premium Member 2 months ago

    If only these same lawmakers would be so insistent on background checks for gun sales.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 2 months ago

    The law allows the Republican controlled Legislature to come into a County and take over all aspects of voting. The who, where, when, and how is in their hands and they will use it to eliminate minority voters as they did in 2018 when Kemp (then Sec. of State) kicked some 700,000 people off of the rolls shortly before his election as governor. The water in the lines issue is a red herring to distract people from the Legislature’s preemption of honest voting.

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    gammaguy  2 months ago

    So is Gary suggesting that Georgia is going to prohibit baseball from selling refreshments to their fans?

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    braindead Premium Member 2 months ago

    It’s so precious when Trump Disciples like Varvel pretend they believe racism is a bad thing.

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    Patjade Premium Member 2 months ago

    Don’t make me whip out the Republican Wet Dream dissertation, Varvel.

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    RAGs  2 months ago

    The basic issue is that the republican controlled state removed over 100,000 people from their voting rolls and Trump still lost. SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE

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    ikini Premium Member 2 months ago

    Washington State fees for ID: Driver’s License, $89; Enhanced DL $113; Standard ID (non-driving) $54; Enhanced ID (non-driving), $78. These must be renewed every six years. Documents required: one Stand-alone: such as U.S. passport, $110 (plus buying passport photos); one or more A-list documents such as a certified birth certificate, $25; or expired driving license or expired passport, etc. All the supporting documentation must be certified originals, not photocopies, all of which require fees at some point.

    You can request some of this on-line, always supposing you have a computer and internet access. If you don’t, both Washington Driver’s license offices and Alaska drivers’ license offices (the two states where I have done this) have long lines and long waits. My local Driver Licensing Office is open Tue-Fri, 8:30 -5 and Sat 8:30-2;30.

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    Stat_man99  2 months ago

    Exactly…the hypocrisy continues…..

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    Gotta love the false equivalence.

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    Kracklin Rosie  2 months ago

    The Democrats have had their reign of voter suppression and cheating for over 150 years in the southern states. Add to that their KKK terrorists brutality of lynching, murder, mayhem and intimidation. The Republicans have a long history of fighting against that and this law is another nail in the coffin of Democrat Jim Crowe voter fraud.

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