Monday, November 10, 2014

Misc.

The republicans and the Journal are on the Voter i.d. issue again.  A non issue really, but what is the harm in it?  As you know I don't see any problem with it, but only if the proper infrastructure to make it easy to get an i.d. is put in place.  If any bill is introduced requiring these little pieces of paper, then every single county and city must make available a place to get the i.d. with little hassle.  They must have access to the birth certificate data base nationwide so a person can retrieve their certificates on the spot.  Same with the social security system.  A guaranteed wait time of no more than 15 minutes for anyone required to get these i.d.s should be put in place. If this is not done then no bill should be passed.  What will the paranoid republicans do if it actually costs money to their corporate sponsors via taxes?  Voter suppression costs would probably be seen as a good investment by those one percenters and CEOs.

I got a comment from the Aubrey Dunn campaign management team the other day via facebook.  It  said I should be culled from the human race. That is cowboy talk. Is this what we are to expect from his administration at the State Land Office?  Well, only if you are not from the fossil fuel, mining or livestock industry I guess.






9 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Make sure and report this Aubrey Dunn guy to the authorities, if you haven't already. What he did was a crime.


Some post-election analysis is already coming out showing that voter suppression is working. The turnout was significantly lower than midterms elections usually are and the decrease wasn't evenly distributed across the electorate but was among the Democratic base. Republicans turned out in droves.

That's from Glenn Greenwald's new web magazine:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/07/voter-suppression/

Another piece of evidence brought out by voting expert Brad Friedman of the Bradblog is that an untoward number of results weren't in line with late pre-election polls. These discrepancies aren't unusual in and of themselves, except this time they were all skewed the same way. Every race that was supposed to be a nail biter was won by Republicans by a 5 percent margin.

Expect more on this as people have time to really dissect it.

And as Friedman tweeted on election night:

"Man, those Democrats really suck at all that massive voter fraud they do."

Anonymous said...

The Republicans are a nasty lot as evidenced by Aubrrey Dunn's campaign response to you. Yet Democrats voted for him. Voter ID is not the only issue the Republicans are going after. Soon to be NM Speaker of the House Tripp also said they intend to go for "right to work legislation" again lying by saying it will attract new business to NM. The corporate tax rate deductions made two years ago have yet to attract any new industry, why would a right to work law? A right to work law will not is designed to get rid of all the government unions such as AFSME, the teachers unions, police and fire unions. It going to be a long, rough two to four years for New Mexico Democrats.

Peter Katel said...

There is no national birth certificate database. Not sure about online availability of certificates in the states, but making birth certificate access a simple online procedure would make life too easy for identity thieves. In NM, you can order a certificate online, but you don't have access to the database.

Jim Baca said...

I am pretty sure the NSA has a national data base of birth certificates.. Don't you think?

LP said...

Do you have a screenshot of the Facebook comment from Dunn's campaign?

Anonymous said...

Did you see KRQE report on Greenwood and how much in outside expenses he is charging you and me (Albuquerque)? $25,000 in just a couple months, this on top of the $280,000 he received for "work" from April through July. Now he is coming back to the council to charge another $280,000 from July to December, plus thousands more in "expenses". what are the expenses? Beer at Rudy's BBQ, a hotel room for his dog, a steak dinner after his drive back to his home in Scottsdale, first class plane tickets, etc. The city council needs to stop this stupidity. Berry is not fiscally conservative with out money and the council needs to put the brakes on Greenwood.

Greenwood has a home in Scottsdale. That makes it easier for him to hang out with Ray Schultz (remember Schultz introduced Greenwood to Berry and Schultz also lives in Scottsdale) and Taser is based in Scottsdale. Just Google Greenwood and Streicher and you will see that no matter what they told the city council, they have been doing work for Taser for many many years.

We are being ripped off by Greenwood and Berry is happy to write the check.

Michelle Meaders said...

The cost of getting to the County Courthouse has to be figured into the cost of an ID to vote with. In a rural county that can be substantial. New Mexico and many other states have voted down the "real ID" that would have a high cost. requiring such strict ID doesn't solve any problems. Documents can always be forged anyway.

Anonymous said...

When I went to get my passport I had to get a new birth certificate, because the United State Department would not accept my 1961 New Mexico Birth Certificate nor the birth certificate the the United States Army issued. I was born on Sandia Army Base. I had to go to the Department of Health and it took only 15 minutes to get another birth certificate. I now have two New Mexico birth certificates.
The State Department took my son's 1985 New Mexico birth certificate when he got his passport. For some reason the State Department has a problem with older NM birth certificates. Given the high government corruption in New Mexico I'm not surprised.

Jim Baca said...

LP...I do have a screen shot. send an email and I forward it. We had a pretty strong conversation going...