Blue City Blues

8 04 2018

Providence, Rhode Island


End the Left–Right Stalemate on Voter Rights


In 2011, Rhode Island secretary of state Ralph Mollis, a Democrat, persuaded his state’s overwhelmingly Democratic legislature to pass a photo-ID bill to address problems of voter fraud in Providence and other cities. The bill was passed with the support of the state’s leading minority legislators. The effort included extensive outreach efforts, with members of Mollis’s office going to senior centers, homeless shelters, and community centers to process free IDs. The law has been implemented smoothly, Mollis says, and he views it as a national model. “When the day is done, my job is to maintain the integrity of elections,” he says. “Even if a state doesn’t have an immediate problem with fraud, doesn’t it make sense to take sensible precautions rather than wait for someone to abuse the system, and then it’s too late?”

Just one problem.

Rhode Island is a reliably blue state.

As we saw here in St. Louis with the Bruce Franks primary, Democrats have no problem rectifying voter fraud when it’s entirely a matter of blue on blue, and especially black on black. They only circle the wagons around it when there is a legitimate chance that they won’t have it as a weapon to help blue team beat red team, or within Democrat or non-partisan elections, help black team beat white team.


Hint, Taken

2 07 2017

Washington, D.C.

Oh, really, now?

What can Trump do about it?

Think about my post two days ago.

Goes like this:  Trump should behind the scenes encourage an org like True the Vote to sue the Trump Administration, and shop the suit to a friendly judge, who will rule that, because of whatever Federal object s/he can think of, the recalcitrant states have to open up.  One of the beauties of this Potemkin lawfare tactic is that since the plaintiffs and the defendants are on the same side, there’s no danger of the defendants appealing the judge’s decision when they lose.

Half Assed Effort

31 05 2017


Small protest today against voter photo ID.

Of course “Jim Crow” was used.

But they really dropped the ball, and this omission is particularly glaring, because this rally had Jewish participation:

They forgot to compare voter photo ID to the Holocaust.

I didn’t see him there in the pictures, and I can’t find out through back channels if he was there.  But wouldn’t it have been ironic if Bruce Franks joined this protest?

Note:  In both St. Louis City and St. Louis County, the legal age to buy cigarettes is now 21, and retailers have to enforce it by asking for photo ID.

But They Keep Telling Us There Is No Voter Fraud

2 03 2017


So, why this?

Also, cough cough, Bruce Franks, cough cough.

The irony is that Gardner’s sugar daddy, George Soros, several years ago, funded an effort to buy off state Secretary of State elections in order to facilitate voter fraud.

I also don’t think that anyone is going to be in the mood even to try to cheat on Tuesday.  After all, the outcome of the big thing on the ballot is a foregone conclusion.

Sounds Like a Confession to Me

27 01 2017

Washington, D.C.

CNN: NAACP leader: We will ‘resist’ Trump’s voter fraud investigation

There’s a murder. The detectives interview a person of interest. The person winds up stating a detail that was never released to the public. Guess what the detectives are thinking.

First off, Trump talking about voter fraud and illegally cast votes is his poker table politics against the crowd that’s trying to psychologically delegitimize his ability to govern by preening about how he didn’t win the legally irrelevant national popular vote; it is how he’s trying to delegitimize the delegitimization. He’s going to keep talking about it and threaten to have Jeff Sessions bring down the hammer until Soros tells his rent-a-mobs to shut the fuck up about the popular vote.

But insofar as race has even been hinted around, the only plausible link has been to largely Latino illegal aliens voting.  Yet, here comes the NAACP with its stuck pig squealing.  The detective in me figures this as a confession that there’s a whole lot of black voter fraud.  Which I already knew.  Which Bruce Franks could tell you.

I have written here several times in the past that if the media keep talking about a problem but won’t provide any details, sometimes you’ll be able to figure out who is causing the problem as a result of which racial lobbies are engaging in stuck pig squealing as a result of efforts to solve the problem.  As I wrote here on February 4, 2014:

This article is useful in one way — Voltaire was once rumored to say or write that you can tell who rules you for who you’re not allowed to criticize.  Likewise, as this row has proven, you can tell which group of people suffers which particular problems for which group of people want talk of those problems shut down and censored.  A UNC tutor blows the whistle about dumb athletes, and like they have springs in their butts or ants in their pants, every black race lobby on and off campus starts jumping up and down in a panic.  Even if you were too dense to infer “black” from “dumb athlete,” the fact that black groups and spokesmouths started complaining about it should spell it out for you.

Remember, the Jill Stein (remember her?) led Michigan recount was quickly shut down when a lot of hanky panky out of Detroit was about to bubble up to the surface.

We’ve Been Through This

25 01 2017



I don’t need to instruct all of you yet again in the difference between “rare” and “marginal leverage,” do you?

And also, I’d be coughing and aheming at this story if I was Bruce Franks.

Kander’s Parting Shot

6 01 2017

Jefferson City

Yeah, asshole, that was really considerate of you.

The irony is that the start of this legislative session also means the start of not only the fact that visitors to the Capitol will have to go through metal detectors, but also that more sorts of people than otherwise had to before will have to show photo ID to gain entry.