February 9, 2014

Oh, the irony! [Darleen Click]

You just can’t make this stuff up.

North Carolinians marching to protest voter-ID laws must present a valid photo ID to participate in an NAACP-hosted protest against voter-ID laws in Raleigh on Saturday.

The central claim among the protesters is that the voter-ID laws disenfranchise certain segments of the voting population, particularly minority voters and poor voters.

According to official NAACP flyers passed out at the rally, protesters must carry the precise kind of ID that they would be expected to present at the voting booth.

#MoralMarch? More like Hypocrites On Parade, red noses optional.

Posted by Darleen @ 11:02am
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  1. If you want to do any of the following things, you must have an ID ready:

    adopt a baby
    adopt a pet
    purchase/lease a home
    purchase/lease/rent an automobile
    purchase a gun (or rent one at a shooting range)
    obtain a bank account
    obtain a credit card
    obtain a passport
    write a check
    make a credit card purchase
    apply for a loan to purchase anything
    to prove your age
    to get married/receive a marriage license
    to drive
    to get medical care
    to get on a plane
    to get insurance on anything
    to get a job (must also be able to prove work eligibility)
    to rent a post office box
    to get a hunting or fishing license
    to get a business license
    to cash a paycheck
    rent an apartment
    rent a hotel room
    rent furniture or household appliances
    rent tools and equipment
    receive welfare
    receive social security
    receive food stamps
    buy cigarettes
    buy alcohol
    buy a bus ticket
    buy a cell phone
    buy antihistamine
    go into a casino
    go into a bar
    go to college
    have your water/electricity/cable/gas turned on
    obtain trash pick up service
    pick up a package from the post office/fed ex/UPS
    pick up a prescription

    But to vote? RACIST!!!

  2. Just the list of constitutional rights you need a valid ID to exercise, would be instructive. The free speech, peaceable assembly and right to petition the government for a redress of grievances — the heart of the First Amendment — are affected by the NAACP’s requirements here.

  3. Years ago a deputy sheriff came to my door claiming to have a warrant for my arrest. I showed him my driver’s license, proving I wasn’t the man he was looking for, and he went away.

  4. I’ve come to accept a broader definition of irony but only because I must.

    There are better identifiers for this here, irony will do but hypocrisy is better, hypocrisy straight up, perhaps too easily arguable, too low hanging fruitish to mention, or self-unaware apparently, that or imperial ‘for thee but not for me’ attitude, but worse of all I think, corrupt, an insistence on corruption.

    Resolute insistence on institutionalized corruption. (True the Vote. Who doesn’t want clean files? Why insist on corrupted files? That is insane. [I actually saw this at work. My boss preferred overstuffed files outdated, out of accord with retention manual. Any file could be upturned and paperclips fall out] ) For anyone that keeps clean files, professionals, housekeepers, kindergardeners, argument for corruption fall flat. So, Criminal.

    More criminal than ironic, don’t you think? These seem the attitudes and activities of criminal syndicates. And irony is larger than obvious hypocrisy, it develops as the seasons turn, it takes lives, reverses fortunes of generations by outside events such as black death and political parties.

    Irony would be something occurring preventing all members from providing ID, individually excluded behaving individually, unaware no meeting was held because nobody came.

    Due to that lost opportunity a bill is passed anyway and although they did nothing the corruption they wanted is now law.

    But now that obvious corruption is law one more thing is thrown on the pile of disaffection that leads to sweeping electoral changes. And now the power that Party was built for itself through corruption worked the opposite way and elected the opposite party and it is now proven there is actual corruption in the election process.

    Which called for sweeping change in the opposite direction and changed the law for election purity and against corruption.

    And now (then, in the future) newly purified laws and files the people elect the original Party that fought fiercely for obvious election-file and election law corruption.

  5. Irony is the manner of speaking in which that nonpareil ironist, Socrates, spoke. It was a newish thing in his day, peculiar and familiar both at the same time. This isn’t irony, or at least, it doesn’t seem to be, since it issues far more closely from a position of ignorance than from a position of knowing or self-conscious knowledge. One might say it’s a kind of ignorant and unnecessary paradoxical holding: a stupidity, in brief.

  6. When Ace was doing his pendulum swing act last Friday I noticed a comment that chilled my blood. It said that in essence too much of the population is already chronically vulnerable to marxist absurdities. They will un-self-consciously embrace a war against breast cancer as if there were a dangerous pro breast cancer movement that needed opposition that thinks women should get breast cancer and die and like it because like stupid,’

    They crave to mark themselves on the right side of a binary conflict with an other where their conceivably IS no other.

  7. Troubling to me is the concept that the parade march requires watchful parade march marshals. I envision a herd of hammer-dumb beasts being moved from one place to another; the moving serving no purpose but the spectacle of it, performed for media attention and the approval of other hammer-dumb beasts. It is to laff.

  8. “When in the lives of our children and grandchildren there are 500 million Americans and they’re all gonna be working, because we’re going to have economic dynamism aided by immigration.” — George Will

    Utopia damnit, we’re going to have Utopia. But not if you knuckle-dragging tea baggers have your way.

  9. The idea that only immigration can save the economy is the same zero-sum stupidity that conservative columnists used to rail against.

    Back when we had conservative columnists.

  10. I can’t wait to listen to Laura’s show tomorrow.

    Fox has hired Carville. I guess Juan isn’t fast enough anymore.

  11. Troubling to me is the concept that the parade march requires watchful parade march marshals.

    Much like the ID requirement, I strongly suspect this is more due to fears of counter-revolutionary provocateurs than anything else…

  12. “Fox has hired Carville.”

    Yeah. I subscribed to cable and Fox so I could hear more of him. Right.

  13. I didn’t leave Fox. Fox left me.

  14. Fox (Opinions About the) News Channel had potential, but they dumped “We Report, You Decide” for “We and a Bunch of Famous Opinionators Talk About Stuff and Call It Reporting, So You Don’t Have to Decide.”

  15. Fox Network. Making fiction into non-.

    Bin Talal is the second largest shareholder of Newscorp. As such, the Saudi Prince has demonstrated an ability to influence how news is portrayed on Fox News Channel. For example, back in 2005, during coverage of Muslim riots in France, Fox News displayed a banner that identified the riots for what they were – “Muslim riots”.

    Bin Talal relayed what happened next, via Think Progress:

    I picked up the phone and called Murdoch… (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty. Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots.

    Pay piper-call tune.

  16. Propaganda in a headline (and how it’s done)?:

    *** GOP will use ObamaCare to sow distrust ***

    Not, of course “ClownDisaster uses ClownDisasterCare to engender distrust”, oh no.

    Looking at facts just isn’t done. Wouldn’t be prudent.

  17. Codevilla, “Live not by Lies.”

    I have written in this space: “Obama’s premeditated, repeated, nationally televised lies… are integral, indeed essential, to his presidency and to the workings of the US government.” They are neither innocent opinions nor mistakes. Rather, they grab for power by daring the listener to call them what they are. Failure to do so, never mind gratuitously granting them bona fides, is redefining our regime.

    Nasty, brutish – and false – as was the Progressive assault on George W. Bush: e.g. “Bush lied, people died,” Michael Moore’s “Farenheit 9/11,” etc., was very much part of a free society, in which people freely contest each other’ view of reality. Alas, the Progressive ruling class is instituting a regime in which no one may contest what it knows full well to be false without suffering consequences.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if someone had been writing on this, on how language is used to destroy freedom, and how to fight it. Writing for many years. But alas that is but a pipe dream.

  18. They will un-self-consciously embrace a war against breast cancer as if there were a dangerous pro breast cancer movement that needed opposition.

    I got in trouble with the Lovely Bride last night for commenting that some basketball game to “raise awareness of breast cancer” was a complete failure:

    “What do you mean, a failure?”
    “I mean, what was the total awareness of breast cancer following the event, as opposed to the level before it started?”
    “That’s not what they mean!”
    “Okay, what were they trying to accomplish by wearing pink uniforms?”
    “Oh, that’s enough. We’re not having this conversation again, Squid.”
    “That’s fine, so long as you agree to wear this brown starfish on your lapel…”

  19. I just want to report that everyone who has ever lived in South America can testify to the horror of not being able to flush the toilet paper down the toilet, instead needing to use the adjoining wastebasket.

    It’s not a problem with the pipes; it’s a problem with the paper. It’s slightly heavier than crepe paper and of a similar texture — it stretches when you try to tear it, and it doesn’t dissolve into tiny pieces in the water. No perforation in the rolls, either.

    And yes, used TP in the wastebasket is gross, but not as gross as having to plunge the toilet every night.

  20. You’d think for $51 billion, they might have been able to order a few rolls of Charmin.

  21. “It’s not a problem with the pipes; it’s a problem with the paper. It’s slightly heavier than crepe paper and of a similar texture — it stretches when you try to tear it, and it doesn’t dissolve into tiny pieces in the water. No perforation in the rolls, either.

    Someone needs to invent the third world toilet shredder. I’m thinking it would be a derivative of the food disposal. Or you could have it besde the bowl. Open the safety cover, throw your non-flushable paper in and ‘GNnnnGnnnGnn Gnnn!’ it goes into the bowl in little diamond shaped shreds and pumps some water through the grinding teeth so there won’t be ick in there. And you can pray lysol on it if you have a mind ta’.

  22. If you don’t want it to be electrical then have a hand cranked version!

  23. I would recommend bringing one of those personal bidet squeeze bottles instead. That way you only need to dry yourself of clean (as clean as it gets wherever you are) water.

  24. make real toilet paper?

  25. or buy real toilet paper?

  26. Anyone who does a lot of international traveling knows that it’s best to bring one’s own supplies of toiletries, including paper.

  27. “And you can pray lysol on it” -> spray lysol on it

  28. So they wrecked Lake Baikal by siting paper plants on its shores and tributaries but still can’t produce even single ply Scott’s TP equivalent?

  29. in 70+ years of rule the commies couldn’t do basic stuff like toilet paper but a-bombs no problem. “market” incentives.

  30. And they can’t afford corn cobs because we’re using corn for fuel.

  31. Someone needs to invent the third world toilet shredder. I’m thinking it would be a derivative of the food disposal.

    You may want to look up “macerating toilet” at your convenience. And also thank the good Lord that you’ve never had to fix a marine head at sea.

  32. Or even at the dock, Squid.

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