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Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:22 PM

Missouri Republicans vote to stop issuing driver’s licenses

Missouri state senators on on Monday voted to eliminate all funding for the Department of Revenue’s driver’s license bureau because they were angry about the way the agency was keeping concealed carry gun records...

...Melissa Wilson, wife of state Rep. Kenneth Wilson (R), told the committee earlier this month that she was certain that gun records had been shared with the federal government as a part of a United Nations initiative called Agenda 21, which some conservatives believe is a conspiracy to “transform America from the land of the free, to the land of the collective” through “a mind-control” tactic called the Delphi technique.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/23/missouri-republicans-vote-to-stop-issuing-drivers-licenses-over-gun-records-conspiracy-theory/

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Reply Missouri Republicans vote to stop issuing driver’s licenses (Original post)
loyalsister Apr 2013 OP
Kennah Apr 2013 #1
Sedona Apr 2013 #2
Hayabusa Apr 2013 #3
loyalsister Apr 2013 #4
Electric Monk Apr 2013 #10
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #15
ZRT2209 Apr 2013 #5
loyalsister Apr 2013 #6
sigmasix Apr 2013 #7
loyalsister Apr 2013 #12
Electric Monk Apr 2013 #8
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 #9
Katashi_itto Apr 2013 #11
loyalsister Apr 2013 #13
LiberalAndProud Apr 2013 #14
loyalsister Apr 2013 #16
LiberalAndProud Apr 2013 #17
loyalsister Apr 2013 #18
Coyotl Apr 2013 #19
Fumesucker Apr 2013 #20
LiberalAndProud Apr 2013 #21
oldhippydude Apr 2013 #29
pampango Apr 2013 #22
loyalsister Apr 2013 #23
pampango Apr 2013 #24
loyalsister Apr 2013 #25
Rex Apr 2013 #26
surrealAmerican Apr 2013 #27
loyalsister Apr 2013 #28
chillfactor Apr 2013 #30
loyalsister Apr 2013 #31
Mr. X Apr 2013 #32
loyalsister Apr 2013 #33
MineralMan Apr 2013 #34

Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:25 PM

1. Tell the Missouri GOP to stop in at Starbucks for a handjob

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Response to Kennah (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:28 PM

2. As a fan of both Starbucks and handjobs...

WTF does that mean?

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Response to Sedona (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:30 PM

3. They're having a 2-for-1 special

It's an Idiocracy reference. Starbucks has degraded into a brothel and Fuddruckers has become a resteraunt named Buttfuckers. It's a omedy where the future is populated entirely by idiots.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:35 PM

4. I had heard that conspiracy theory from average citizens

But I find it pretty stunning that it is driving the republicans in the GA. FREAKS!

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:35 AM

10. One of my favorite movies...



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Response to Sedona (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:14 AM

15. Movie reference: Idiocracy

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:48 PM

5. link?

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:18 AM

7. dont people need a license to vote in Misery?

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Response to sigmasix (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:01 AM

12. Nope. It was overturned in court

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:23 AM

8. BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!11

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:32 AM

9. You've gotta be kidding me

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 07:15 AM

11. Hmm don't you need a driver’s license/ID to purchase firearms legally in the first place?

Guess legal gun sales are about to take a nose dive...

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:03 AM

13. Good point

I wonder if they're thinking it will mostly only impact new drivers- 16 yr. olds aren't yet able to vote. No matter what they're thinking, driving without insurance is about to increase.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:08 AM

14. It's a conspiracy!

I wonder how this will play with Missourians in general. It would piss me off, for sure.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:18 AM

16. I think it will piss a lot of people off

The conspiracy theory element should be polled.

The beginners think the UN wants to take over some of our land. Others believe it is aliens.

I would love to see the partisan leanings on that.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:27 AM

17. It's an unfortunate side-effect of the internet that conspiracy mongers have such a presence.

One can always find a conspiracy that aggravates any particular phobia. I am truly alarmed at the number of people who subscribe to one or another, some or many of the boogeyman tales out there. What's frightening is some of them get elected to office and then really stupid things --like this -- come to pass.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:39 AM

18. Well said

People latch on to them like religion. It seems like there's one to fit any existing bias.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:49 AM

19. The John Birchers in the 50's were thinking the same way, no internet needed

In fact, now we have more diversity of delusions. But, the number of deluded has remained about the same.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 10:52 AM

20. It's an unfortunate side effect of government lying that conspiracy theories take root

Because just enough of them turn out to be true to make the rest seem plausible.

WMD's in Iraq for instance.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 11:13 AM

21. Yes, there is that.

It is plausible to some that Sandy Hook either never happened, or that the evil "they" were behind it. Same goes for the Marathon bombing. And let's not forget that aliens have always been here. They're watching. They'll be back.

I am not immune. I believe that the big money cabal really does rule the world.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:25 PM

29. i shocked a right winger a couple of years ago....

when he ran the illuminate stuff by for 364 time... I conceded, mentioning most folks knew them as the Chamber Of Commerce

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 11:18 AM

22. Here's a poll on the CT of the creation of a New World Order. "Very conservatives" are big believers

This poll is not specifically on who believes that Agenda 21 is a UN conspiracy to take over our land Generally though it seems that the New World Order believers on the right think that it is the UN that is going to lead the way in the NWO so both the Agenda 21 and NWO CT's center on suspicions of the UN.

Do you believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order, or not?
'Very Liberal' : Yes - 12%, No - 69%;
'Somewhat Liberal' : Yes - 20%, No - 51%;
'Moderate': Yes - 23%, No - 56%;
'Somewhat Conservative' : Yes - 33%, No - 38%;
'Very Conservative' : Yes - 45%, No - 26%.

"Very Liberal" seem to laugh this CT off, but not the 'very conservative' folks.

Do you believe that global warming is a hoax or not?
'Very Liberal' : Yes - 14%, No - 79%;
'Somewhat Liberal' : Yes - 12%, No - 82%;
'Moderate': Yes - 22%, No - 67%;
'Somewhat Conservative' : Yes - 52%, No - 28%
'Very Conservative' : Yes - 71%, No - 17%.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_ConspiracyTheories_040213.pdf

This poll was release on April 2, 2013 and has a lot of information on "Democrats and Republicans differ on conspiracy theory beliefs". It covers many different subjects and breaks down answers on partisan (Democrat-Independent-Republican and liberal-conservative) lines.

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Response to pampango (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 11:25 AM

23. Thanks!

That explains a lot. Those theories gain traction with political support. MO has been moving ever farther rightward at record pace.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:04 PM

24. I've got a brother in Jefferson City who has helped push Missouri farther to the right. I lived in

Missouri in the late 1970's and it did not seem that politically conservative back then.

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Response to pampango (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:12 PM

25. It wasn't

In fact, the GA was Democratically controlled until the 2000s. John Ashcroft was governor from 1985- 93. He famously called Democrats back into a special session to raise taxes. So that he would not have to make cuts to education or health care.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:13 PM

26. GOP = trying to go extinct.

One stupid idea at a time.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:13 PM

27. Darn. I was hoping this was from The Onion.

Paranoid delusions have apparently become the basis for public policy. How incredibly discouraging.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:17 PM

28. I wish

Discouraging indeed! I weep for my state.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:31 PM

30. well I have a question...

does this mean if a person cannot get a drivers license in Missouri...they do not need to carry auto insurance? You cannot get insurance without a driver's license....

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

31. Exactly

It's an open door for chaos.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 02:54 PM

32. Good idea!

 

I think it's great that the Republicans are moving to get rid of these outdated things known as drivers licenses. After all, we rarely - if ever - have to use them. /sarcasm

Anyway, I really wonder why they think this is a good idea. I can see some Republicans defending this move, saying that driving isn't a right. I'm not going to list all of the secondary uses for a drivers license, but if the Republicans get their way then teens, and those whose licenses expire, better get used to biking or walking.

This is a scare tactic, pure and simple though. It's seen a lot now though. Republicans have mastered this tactic - It's called do things our way or we will **** over the people.

It's a pity though that both of their options are poison - If we don't do as they wish, we get a dose of quick acting poison. If we do what they want, we get a dose of slow acting poison. Either way the people are getting screwed.

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Response to Mr. X (Reply #32)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:02 PM

33. It's pure paranoia

According to some republicans, drivers license databases are the equivalent of a gun registry. "They're" coming fer your cars AND your guns.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

34. I guess it won't be the "Show Me" state for DLs, then.

Morons abound, as always.

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