Doonesbury Gets it Wrong, Again

Today’s Doonesbury strip gets it wrong, as is pretty usual. The Georgia law does not require anything more of any one group than of another. It simply says that you must show some form of proof that you are who you say you are – that is, an ID card, like a driver’s license – before you can vote. The state has even offered to make it easy and free to acquire an ID card, if an applicant can’t afford one. This kind of ID is a necessity for nearly all adults – the only exceptions are the non-driving elderly, the most extreme mentally ill or mentally disabled, and people who are independently wealthy and don’t work. Anyone else without one of these forms of ID is probably not holding down a job or doing anything productive; for the rare exceptions (say, poor commuters using mass transit) who just can’t afford an ID, it’s free to get one. This is not an unduly burdensome law, nor does it single out any group or groups for special treatment.

You can read Georgia’s current law on the subject (well, the Secretary of State’s summary of it) here.

Funny stuff

Two stories that need to be shared with the world:

My parents were talking to some folks at a truck stop on their trip to Nashville this weekend and met a guy whose wife hit a deer with her car. Nothing unusual about that – except that she backed over it.

Secondly, apparently my sister once went vole hunting. Yes, “vole hunting.” I have no clue why – something to do with a girls’ science club back in middle school. I just think it’s hilarious to think of a bunch of middle schoolers rampaging through the yard of some NCSU professor, flipping over stones, trying to find voles.

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