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Harder to drive, harder to vote?

My husband stopped at the GEORGIA DMV to routinely renew his driver's license before his May birthday. He was surprised, and so was I, to learn that to accomplish this previously routine transaction he was required to have THREE forms of ID: a birth certificate, a passport, and/or Social Security identification, and proof of address. His old driver's license, with our still current address, was inadequate as a form of identification or as proof of address. (And while no one seems to care, my own Social Security card clearly states that it's not a form of ID.) He was told that they was now strictly enforcing the " new" identification requirements, but no one in my family had heard anything about this.

My internet research reveals that the "new" law went into effect in 2013, but it's been a well kept secret. Seems to me that the intent here is purely and simply voter repression. Obviously anything and everything that makes it more difficult to get a driver's license will make it more difficult to vote. Or am I, blue in a red state, just getting completely paranoid?

Phyllis Schlafy still alive; still unconscious

Days after Senate Republicans unanimously blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, Phyllis Schlafly, founder of "pro-family" organization Eagle Forum, claimed that providing women with equal pay for equal work would deter their chances of finding a “suitable mate” in a Christian Post op-ed published Tuesday.

Since a woman prefers to marry a man who makes more money than she does, Schlafly argued, decreasing the gender pay gap would leave women unable to secure a husband.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/phyllis-schlafly-equal-pay_n_5154150.html





Fox Refuses To Air President Obama's Equal Pay Signing Ceremony

On national Equal Pay Day, Fox News ignored President Obama's signing ceremony for new executive orders aimed to address the problem.

On April 8, President Obama signed into law two new executive orders to help alleviate the pay gap between men and women hired by federal contractors. The president hosted a ceremony at the White House featuring equal pay pioneer Lily Ledbetter.

Unlike MSNBC and CNN, however, Fox declined to air the ceremony. Happening Now co-host Jon Scott directed viewers to Foxnews.com for coverage of the ceremony after he depicted it as merely political, "the Democrats think it is a political winning issue for them, that is why they are touting it right now." Fox ran a segment that reported on House Republicans' plans to "fix" Obamacare during the event:

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http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/04/08/fox-refuses-to-air-president-obamas-equal-pay-s/198800

Rude Pundit- Random Observations on McCutcheon v FEC

As usual, the Rude Pundit nails it.

There's far more dollars than people in this nation. What else do we have, we of the lesser speech? What do we have but volume and bodies? -

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/



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