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ID For Wine. But No ID For Voting?

I had a strange thing happen this evening. While buying a few groceries I picked up a bottle of Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc that was on sale. At the checkout counter the ringing up of the groceries as the clerk scanned my items came to an abrupt halt. “Please scan your driver’s license, sir.” I asked why? She told me that she couldn’t scan anymore items until I scanned my driver’s license into her system to prove my age. I asked her to simply look at the license instead but no, that wasn’t an option.

The scanner had locked up until I produced and scanned the license into their system.

I capitulated. I should have just asked her to return the wine and rescan the items, but instead just scanned my license.

Now this little grocery chain has my driver’s license information scanned into their system.

The ubiquitous driver’s license.

Needed for everything, even buying groceries.

Thank goodness I don’t need an ID to vote. That would be over the top intrusion into my private life.

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3 Responses to “ID For Wine. But No ID For Voting?”

  1. Josh #

    Are we to believe that the reason that Republicans are pushing for ID to vote has nothing to do with the fact that research has shown that it is more likely to prevent voters who support democrats from voting? Hasn’t legal precedence shown that voter ID laws disproportionately affect minority, poor and disabled legal voters?

    I do agree that voter fraud is an important issue. I believe that the bigger part of the issue is that we have individuals in office, both Democratic and Republican who work to actively prevent voters in certain groups from voting, they manipulate the system to their parties benefit.

    I would propose a change, a compromise that could satisfy both sides, if both sides are being honest about what they are pursuing. Publicly fund an effort to make sure that everyone who is legal to vote, especially at risk voters vote early, so that they have less of a chance of being disenfranchised. Have voters present ID, and if they cannot, still let them vote and set their votes aside for a legal status to vote check, if it comes back that they are legal to vote then count their vote, if they are not legal to vote and it can be proved that they were intentionally deceptive then they should face charges for voter fraud.
    I wonder if Republicans would support an all-out effort to make sure that EVERYONE who has a legal status to vote, votes. Or if voter ID is designed to discourage or prevent legal votes from being cast because the research has shown that their voters are more likely to pass the ID test.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    • Maverick #

      Josh,
      You seriously need to just sit back and Knit, or crochet a sweater, then ring a bell when you get a real idea.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm
  2. Maverick #

    Serious issue that involves the beginning transistion of losing our freedom.

    Is this appropriate to offer the quote from the ID scene in American Graffiti?

    ” Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in… in a flood and I’d like to get some Old Harper, hard stuff.
    “Why certainly! I lost my wife, too – her name wasn’t Idy, though, and it wasn’t in a flood ”

    By the way, the price per/lb for bananas @ 1.24 is another shock moment.

    Another dumbing down moment by
    eleminating a thinking moment for the cashier job.

    September 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm