Posts tagged ‘voter ID’

October 23, 2008

I voted today

by thoughtfulconservative

It’s all done. They had a bit of trouble finding my record. I have a hard enough time finding it myself. But the final piece of information was my birthdate.

She found it and didn’t need to see my ID 😦

It probably would have made everything so much easier.

May 4, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 05/04/08

by thoughtfulconservative

First of all, my apologies to anyone who has been submitting via Blog Carnival. It seems every time I try to logon (which was not often, I admit), they were down. I still get all the e-mail notices, as far as I know.

With that welcome to this week’s carnival. Let’s get to it.

The Asian Badger starts us off with this thought,

Local politicos and some screwy business leaders are blind to the obvious. They think business will relocate to Wisconsin simply because we have water availability thanks to Lake Michigan.

Josh at Blog Waukesha wants to identify wasteful spending locally and so he’s learned about the laws concerning public information and checked out some spending.

Fox Head shares a humorous story on government regulation.

Bryon Houlgrave has a stunning picture of a lightning strike.

In state related topics, Sen. Mary Lazich (or perhaps, aide Kevin Fischer) shares a study of what Americans say when asked about voter ID.

Dad29 looks toward the next Wisconsin Supreme Court election next April.

Closer to home, j gravelle points out that the Journal Sentinel thinks more highly of Eugene Kane (Laurel Walker, too, for that matter) than Patrick McIlheran.

Cindy Kilkenny shares a link to a Racine Post Blog post on what digging on Sixth Street has revealed.

Jeff at Five Points Blog attempts to answer a question posed at Tuesday night’s Blog n Grog. “If you could change one thing about Waukesha, what would it be?”

Speaking of Blog n Grog, Sancho announces at Hobo Springs that Blog n Grog will be a monthly event. He again stresses that any one who can get to Waukesha is invited.

Silent e celebrates his 2nd blogoversary. Congratulations.

Kyle Prast posts her observations on the recent Sensenbrenner town hall in Brookfield.

Linda Richter criticizes a couple of New Berlin school board members at Inside New Berlin. Matt Thomas replies.

James Wigderson will be guest blogging at FoxPolitics on Thursdays.

Nationally, Troy Fullerton examines Republican empathy for Hillary Clinton.

Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth made me crack-up, even though my ideology is the one he’s making fun of. I couldn’t help it.

Finally, David B. Bohl presents Do you have a personal plan for success? Want a Free One?

That concludes this edition. If you’d like to submit something, you can either us this form, or email the link directly to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Past and future editions can be found on this page.

March 10, 2008

These can’t wait till Sunday

by thoughtfulconservative

James Wigderson names his political idiot of the week.

I go to two posts of Jeff over at Five Points. On voter ID he gives some doable common sense ways to avoid disenfrancising voters and says, if these were put in place,

The only people it would disenfranchise are the lazy people who refuse to get their ass down to the DMV to get a state-issued ID.

I agree that what he suggests should be put in place before we even think about instituting voter ID.

Jeff also gives his thoughts on the Great Lakes Compact. Good points here also, for example,

I think that Michigan is going to be the state that is going to be a thorn in everyone’s side because they have nothing to lose. The entire state falls within the Great Lakes Basin so they need permission from nobody. Illinois is also a concern because they have an exemption in place that allows them a very large daily diversion via the Chicago River.

I’m looking forward to John Schoenknecht’s column’s in the Freeman. I, too, have his Spring’s book and history fascinates me.

December 29, 2007

Computer heist puts voter IDs in danger

by thoughtfulconservative

From Saturday’s Nashville paper the Tennessean

The names, addresses and complete Social Security numbers of more than 337,000 Davidson County voters may be in the hands of thieves, Metro election officials said Friday.The information could be used by identity thieves. County election officials are warning the public to monitor their credit accounts for any suspicious activity.

Election officials had said earlier in the week that the computers stolen over the Christmas holiday from the Metro Election Commission offices at Howard School Building, 800 Second Ave. S., contained voters’ partial Social Security numbers, along with other personal information.

The Election Commission will send a written notice to all voters in Davidson County, alerting them to the potential danger of identity theft, within the next week.

The theft should not cause any problems for Nashvillians casting ballots in the upcoming presidential primary. Early voting begins Jan. 16.

December 4, 2007

A Waukesha Carnival edition 13

by thoughtfulconservative

After a Thanksgiving weekend hiatus, I’m back with another rundown of the quality Waukesha posts of the last week. You may differ. Nominate yours in the comments or send them to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Seems there was some football game that a lot of people wanted to watch, but couldn’t. The Asian Badger tells the whiners (one Chief Whiner in particular) to quit whining and get a dish. Dad29 noted a price rise in his basic cable package; no NFL Network, no Big10 (actually 11, don’t judge their math programs by it) and wonders how that works. Jeff at Five Points questions if its worth the extra to listen to Bryant Gumbel. So did Pete. Fox Head speculated while waiting for the game to begin,

Let the finger pointing begin, who’s to blame here? The NFL for being greedy? The cable companies for also being greedy? Or the fans who choose to whine and moan and cajole their legislators into doing something. I say all three.

James Wigderson, who seemed to be extremely interested in the above game, took time to post about a blogger (well, actually a blogger who agreed with the blogger, are you confused yet?) who objected to the Tom McMahon’s parody of some bumper sticker. Evidently, this was a big deal, too. James also managed to take a shot at public television, in between trash-talking Packer fans.

silent e live-blogged the snow storm 🙂 . Great job.

Art was a subject for a few Waukesha bloggers this week. Curt Otto informed us of a new sculpture going up at Barstow and Main. It looks like a guitar. Or a woman. Or whatever, I guess. All I can say is I’ve never seen a guitar with breasts. Spring City Chronicle gets excited about it and proposes more guitar art. Jeff at Five Points makes his second appearance of this weeks carnival by saying if the “asterisk” is art, then the Fonzie statue should be, too.

David from Carrick Bend Thoughts has a quote for those who believe Global Warming is man-made. The Asian Badger says blame everything on global warming (Well, not really). I think that includes the aforementioned football game being unavailable to many the Packers loss.

Jessica McBride noted the arrest of an Appleton man being arrested for murder because he gave his girlfriend birth control pills that caused an abortion. Tim Rock disagrees (what else is new?).

Speaking of Jessica, she has a broadcast over the Internet. She includes the phone number to call and time of her next broadcast. Her husband, Paul Bucher, joined her for the first one. There was interesting back and forth between the two. They obviously don’t agree perfectly on every issue. That’s news, right?

Yorick’s Persiflage joins the Christmas debate.

Shawn Matson at Balancing Brookfield has a modest proposal for the school board. Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking reported on the Brookfield School Board meeting that voted for continuing the4K classes.

Cindy Kilkenny comments on the Richard Roberts resignation from Oral Roberts University, something I haven’t included in my posts on televangelists spending habits.

State Senator Mary Lazich posts at least twice on PhotoID for voter verification. This was in response to a Legislative Audit Bureau report on Compliance with Election Laws.

Sancho posts at Hobo Springs about his high schooler taking online phys. ed. Yep, you read that right, online Phys. Ed. How do they do that, you ask? Well, I can’t spoil the ending.

Pete (although many others did also) noted the passing of Evel Knievel. I know some distant relatives of his (same last name) and he died in my adopted hometown of Clearwater, FL. Pete has a couple of video clips.

New Berlin continues their full contact politics this time the New Berlin Citizens for Responsible Government posts and Linda Richter at Inside New Berlin responds.

Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics has some good thoughts about Great Lakes water.

Dad29 reflects on the budget deficit in Wisconsin and ends it with, “it’s the SPENDING, STUPID!!!”

That’s it for this week. Tune in next week for another edition. If you think there’s an omission, submit it in the comments.

September 25, 2007

Voter ID case

by thoughtfulconservative


The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to Indiana’s voter identification law, in a timely case that sets up a confrontation between officials who claim such laws prevent voter fraud and challengers who say ID requirements keep some people from the polls.

The Indiana law requires voters to show a government photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to qualify to vote. Last January, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected claims by the state Democratic party that the law infringes on the voting rights of people without easy access to such IDs, particularly the poor.

The Court will also hear a case on lethal injection as criminal punishment.