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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates North Dakota voter ID requirement

Democrats vehemently oppose voter identification (ID), claiming that requiring voter ID is a form of “voter suppression” because, for some inexplicable reason, requiring them to show their IDs especially would discourage and prevent people-of-color from voting.

But as The Daily Signal points out, voter ID laws are rooted in a desire to promote election integrity because election fraud has been and continues to plague U.S. elections, as can be seen in The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database. Moreover, a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that voter ID laws have no discernible effect on reducing the turnout of voters. Over the period 2008 to 2016, the researchers found that voter ID “laws have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.

North Dakota is the only U.S. state that does not require citizens to register to vote. In that state, without having registered to vote, a resident can show up on Election Day and vote —as long you show identification.

North Dakota’s state legislature stipulates that a valid form of identification must show the voter’s legal name, current residential address, and date of birth. Valid IDs include a driver’s license, a nondriver’s ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, or an “official form of identification issued by a tribal government to a tribal member residing in the state”.

However, even if an individual cannot produce one of the three acceptable IDs, North Dakota would still allow him/her to vote if s/he produces a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a check or other document issued by a federal, state, or local government agency.

Moreover, a prospective voter who cannot provide either a valid form of ID or a supplemental documentation like a bank statement, may still vote. But his/her ballot would be set aside until the voter presents an acceptable ID either before the close of the polls that day, or within 6 days to “an employee of the office of the election official responsible for the administration of the election.”

Despite the reasonableness of North Dakota’s voter ID law, in January 2016, six members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians sued, claiming that the ID requirement restricted the ability of tribal members to register and exercise their right to vote, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, state law, and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As described in Court House News, the 6 Native American plaintiffs — Richard Brakebill, Dorothy Herman, Della Merrick, Elvis Norquay, Ray Norquay, Lucille Vivier — claimed that the ID requirement places an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote of many Native Americans because Native Americans in North Dakota are “disproportionately homeless” and “often live on reservations or in other rural areas where people do not have street addresses; even if they do … those addresses are frequently not included on tribal IDs.” It must be noted that the six plaintiffs themselves all have residential addresses.

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota – Bismarck granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, on the grounds that voter ID imposes “excessively burdensome requirements” on Native American voters in North Dakota which outweigh the State’s asserted interests. The district court cited statistical evidence that North Dakota’s voter ID law would prevent 2,305 Native Americans from voting because they did not possess a valid ID.

North Dakota Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger appealed the district court’s decision.

On July 31, 2019, in a 2-1 decision, the 3-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated North Dakota’s voter ID requirement and tossed out the lower district court’s injunction. The three judges are:

  • Steven Colloton, a G. W. Bush appointee.
  • William Benton, a G. W. Bush appointee.
  • Jane Kelly, an Obama appointee.

In Brakebill et al. v. Jaeger, Judge Steven Colloton writes for the 2-to-1 majority (it’s no mystery who the dissenting judge is):

  • North Dakota’s voter ID law “does not impose a burden on voters that justifies a statewide injunction” preventing the state from implementing the ID requirement because only less than 0.5% of all eligible voters in North Dakota do not have a valid ID or supplemental documentation.
  • Requiring voters to have a residential street address is not discriminatory. Judge Colloton cites former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens’ opinion in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008), in which the Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter ID requirement: A “residential street address furthers North Dakota’s legitimate interest in preventing voter fraud and safeguarding voter confidence, so unlike a poll tax, it is not invidiously ‘unrelated to voter qualifications.’”
  • The 6 plaintiffs presented no evidence to support their contention that residents without a valid ID had “attempted to obtain a supplemental document and were unsuccessful.”
  • Colloton concludes that “In short, the evidence is insufficient to show that the valid form of identification requirement places a substantial burden on most North Dakota voters.”

The 6 Native American plaintiffs of the original lawsuit — Richard Brakebill, Dorothy Herman, Della Merrick, Elvis Norquay, Ray Norquay, Lucille Vivier — have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the Circuit Court’s ruling.

4 of the 6 plaintiffs have a criminal record. See “4 of 6 Native Americans who sued to prevent North Dakota from implementing voter ID law, have a criminal record“.

~Eowyn

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Rapper pulls out of “AfroFuture” festival after learning they charge white people a higher ticket price

What the festival is doing sounds both racist and illegal.

From MSN: Detroit-based rapper Tiny Jag pulled out of a Detroit, MI music festival this week after she learned that white concert-goers would be charged a higher price than people of color.

Jag, also known as Jillian Graham, told the Detroit Metro Times that she found out about AfroFuture Fest’s pay model when a white friend reached out to her and sent her a screenshot via Instagram that outlined the pay difference. The early bird POC (“people of color”) ticket was $10 while the early bird “non-POC” ticket cost $20.

“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial,” Graham told the Metro Times. “I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on.”

The organizers of the event are upfront that they are charging different prices based on race, including sharing artwork on social media with a caption about early-bird tickets that reads, “Early Bird POC Tickets are $10 & $20 for NONPOC’s & on sale until JULY 17th.”

Jag said it was hard to cancel the show, and apologized to her fans.

“It’s not fun to withdraw out of shows, especially at home, especially in your hometown, and especially when your supporters have been so good to you,” she says. “It’s also not fun to do that to my fellow Black women, like that sucks too. It sucks that this is a thing that’s put a wedge here.”

AfroFuture Fest shared a message on their event page on ticketing site Eventbrite, explaining their price discrepancy. They explained that their ticket structure was built to ensure people in the community would have an equitable chance to enjoy the event.

Read the whole story here.

UPDATE from Breitbart: “AfroFuture Cancels Race-Based Ticket Prices After Eventbrite Demands Reversal”

Good on Eventbrite for putting an end to this nonsense!

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Saturday Funnies!

. . . and political truth memes.

~Eowyn

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Fake Hate Crime: Chicago police releases video of Jussie Smollett in prop noose

Jussie Smollett, 36, a black “gay” actor best known for the Fox TV show Empire, claims to be a victim of a vicious racist-homophobic hate-crime.

He told Chicago police that on January 29, 2019, at around 1:30 a.m., he was accosted by two men in downtown Chicago who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, beat him up, poured bleach on him, wrapped a noose around his neck, and warned him that “This is MAGA country!”– a reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

But Smollett’s story completely fell apart: Not only had he himself purchased the “lynching” rope wrapped around his neck, Smollett paid $3500 to two Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who are also black, to stage the fake racist-homophobic attack on him. (See my post “Fake Hate Crime: Hollyweirdo Jussie Smollett arrested“)

Chicago police arrested Smollett and a Grand Jury charged him with 16 felony counts for lying to police and staging a fake crime-crime. On March 26, 2019, however, the corrupt Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all charges, in exchange for community service and forfeiture of Smollett’s $10,000 bond. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins even sealed the case file.

Foxx has connections to the Obamas and George Soros: in 2016, Soros donated $408,000 to a Foxx super PAC.

After all charges against him were dropped, Smollett has the chutzpah to insist that he really is a victim of hate crime and that the manifestly fake “attack” really happened. (See my post “No justice: Chicago prosecutors drop all charges against fake hate-crime actor Jussie Smollett”)

But others in the Chicago justice system are fighting back.

(1) Special Prosecutor

Former Illinois appellate court judge Sheila O’Brien submitted a petition to Cook County Judge Michael Toomin, requesting a special prosecutor to examine Foxx’s handling of the Smollett case. Last Friday, June 21, Judge Toomin did just that by ordering a special prosecutor, which means Smollett could be criminally charged a second time. (The Federalist Papers)

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi made this statement on Twitter:

“We stand firmly behind the work of detectives in investigating the fabricated incident reported by Jussie Smollett & #ChicagoPolice will fully cooperate with the court appointed special prosecutor.”

(2) Video of Smollett with fake noose

Yesterday, in response to an open records request from the media, Chicago PD released a trove of investigative files and 70 hours of video related to Smollett’s fake hate-crime.

The videos include body-camera footage of police arriving at Smollett’s home on January 29, 2019, after the staged “attack,” and found the actor still with the prop “noose” around his neck. CBS Chicago reporter Megan Hickey tweeted a video of police asking Smollett to remove the prop “noose” — from which I had this GIF made.

H/t BlabberBuzz

~Eowyn

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Ruh roh: 2020 presidential candidate Buttigieg facing criticism over police shooting

From the video description:

“South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced his constituents at a tense town hall Sunday afternoon following the fatal shooting one week ago of Eric Logan, an African American man, by South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, a white police officer.”

Buckle up Buttigieg…there’s too many demorat candidates in the 2020 race. The media has gotta stir up the pot now to help narrow it down for their “preferred” candidate.

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So woke: White Seattle womyn teaching “Undoing Whiteness” yoga class

Yoga instructor Laura Humpf

You white folk ready to get “woke” while in a yoga class?

Ready to unpack the harmful ways white supremacy is embedded in your body, mind and heart? Ready to embody an approach to racial and social justice? Ready for a spiritual community where oppression and privilege can be addressed with compassion and honesty?

Well, if you live in the Seattle area you are in luck! There’s a new yoga class at Rainier Beach Yoga entitled, “Undoing Whiteness,” to help you achieve these goals. From the Rainier Beach Yoga web site:

In this class we will:

have a discussion around the pathology of whiteness and how contemplative practices can be supportive tools to navigate looking at our conditioning with fierce compassion

practice tools of embodiment to understand how this lives not only in our psyches but also in our physical bodies

meditate to understand how the mind is affected by whiteness, as well as how the mind can be a tool to counteract whiteness with awareness and humanity

share an action we plan to commit to in order to support our desire for racial justice in our communities
Use Shelly Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness as a guide for our work. Reading is recommended, but not required.

Why “undoing” whiteness?

There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now, and this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. Facing whiteness is about being in process with the implicit and explicit norms that maintain white supremacy, and this exploration is to discover and bring awareness to how those norms operate within and around us.

Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

Why are you doing this work in a gentrifying neighborhood?

Gentrification is one of the most destructive ways white supremacy is currently operating. Here is a list of ways white people like me can work towards repair:

Support POC-owned businesses
Get to know people of color in the neighborhood.
Support POC teachers
Support POC caucus space
Do not interrupt or question the need for POC caucus space
Learn about the impacts of gentrification
Offer reparations
Offer free or low rent
Hire people of color and pay a living wage

Rainier Beach Yoga is committed to these actions. It is clear these actions will not end gentrification as this is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed systemically.

Read all about understanding and confronting your whiteness in a yoga class here.

h/t Twitchy

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Hollyweirdo Jeff Daniels: It’s the end of democracy if Trump is reelected

One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1996 Fly Away Home, about a 13-year-old girl, played by Anna Paquin, who raised a flock of orphaned wild Canadian Geese and, solo-flying an ultralight aircraft, led them thousands of miles south to their winter home in a bird sanctuary in North Caroline. Jeff Daniels, 64, played the girl’s dad.

Daniels, alas, is a hateful rabid leftist who is devoid of reason and prone to hysteria.

Currently acting in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Daniels has confused fiction for reality, seeing himself as the noble but fictional Atticus Finch when he actually more resembles the idiot he portrayed in the two Dumb and Dumber movies.

As reported by Erik Pedersen for Deadline, during an appearance yesterday, May 20, on far-left network MSNBC, Daniels painted supporters of President Donald Trump and a “wing” of the Republican Party as white-supremacist racists. He also hyperventilated that the re-election of President Trump would be “the end of democracy.”

Daniels said. “And I think there are people in the Midwest, between the coasts…who have to make a decision now. You have to decide whether, like Atticus, you believe that there is still compassion, decency, civility, respect for others — ‘do unto others,’ remember that? — all that stuff you guys believe in, and you still voted not for Hillary or for Trump. Where are you now? If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020 … and lose, that’s the end of democracy.

The topic then turned to race in America. Quoting a line from the play, Daniels said, “A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience. … That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and she didn’t, and I’m all in.’ But … at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race. This is about the Republican Party — or a wing of it — going: ‘This is our last chance to save the party. And if we don’t, it’s the end of the Republican Party.’ And the only way they can do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘Go ahead, it’s OK.’ And [Trump] did. And they did. That was the only card they had left to play, and they played it. And they aren’t going to go quietly.”

He added: “I need people to stand up and be heroic. Because democracy is at stake.”

You can hear him hyperventilate for yourself by going to Deadline for the video.

The Deadline article received 8 comments. Below are the comments critical of Daniels; they are a hoot:

“Translation: if we don’t get our way it’s not democracy. Boo hoo.”

“Such an uncharacteristically even handed, unemotional response from an actor.”

“Will Jeffy promise to move to Canada if Trump wins again? Pretty please!”

“Poor Jeff. The dumber of Dumb and Dumber. Stop watching MSNBC and CNN. He needs to go talk to real Americans, not the sycophants backstage at his play. He’ll quickly find he’s not in touch with reality.”

“Wrong again Jeff it won’t be the end of Democracy it will just be the end of the Democrat party. Your party. The crazy party that is too afraid to do anything that’s middle of the road. Your party is now so far to the Left you have all gone off the cliff that’s why Trump will win again in 2020 so shriek all you want it won’t help.”

~Eowyn

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Dopes in DC show their true colors

DC thugs attack refugee from North Korea whose wife and 3 small children were executed when he defected.

Way to go, you ignorant chumps!

This doesn’t help anybody. But these idiots are like are like animals driven by instinct, not reason. No, I take that back; animals do not deserve to be maligned like that. These punks most resemble their father, Satan.

What many don’t know is that DC is half slum.

MAGA

Lord help us to Make America Great Again!

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SJW Love Fest at Seattle Pacific University

WARNING: Watch this only if you have 2 hours of time to waste being completely pissed off.

The Players: an assortment of self-loathing white leftists

They are celebrating the first year of their new Social Justice Major at the university. The women and men in the audience are mostly white, an assortment of people interchangeable at any Peter, Paul and Mary concert on PBS. We know them. The women have that smug, smarter-than-the-world smirk, and all the males have been properly gelded, not a functioning testicle in sight…

…with the one exception of the properly licensed testicle operator,
the sanctioned Fearless Leader and tonight’s speaker, Tim Wise.

Tim Wise, like Noel Ignatiev before him, has made his bones prosecuting the inborn guilt of white people (especially white men).

He has books to sell at the back of the auditorium. Tim’s favorite SJW crowd pleaser: White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son. And there is a new favorite: White Lies Matter: Race, Crime, and the Politics of Fear in America. Along with these you can purchase from an assortment of other essays, sure to grant clemency to a white Liberal seeking redemption from the inherent evil of his/her DNA.

Did I mention that Tim Wise recently spoke at Harvard University, and opined that Christians should be locked up because they can’t function in the real world? 

Yeah, he said that. And he even used Noel Ignativ’s favorite excuse,
“I was just kidding… but maybe not.”

This hits extra close to home for me, as a relative near and dear to me has given up on college after 3 and a half years. He told me that at his new college he has been told in all kinds of ways that he is the enemy of everything good, for the reason that he is white and male, and worst of all, a Christian. He is a clear headed critical thinker, and that too has brought the wrath on him.

My relative had thought it would be good to see what’s happening at the historic college chapel with the Christian student club. The Christian club turned out to be invisible, either nonexistent or in hiding. And the historic chapel was being used for drag queen shows. Demons always like to throw a party when they can desecrate a formerly holy place; no exception here.

Tim Wise, like Noel Ignatiev, is of Russian Jewish descent, and they are both atheists.

Let’s add this up. They preach the same message. They have direct ancestors reaching back to the Bolshevik Revolution 100 years ago. Their actions are not those of honest debate and scholarship, but the actions of an agent provocateur, each lecture, a Molotov Cocktail of incitement to violent revolution. Looks like the very same principalities that deceived Russia 100 years ago are making a 100th anniversary attempt to repeat their success now in America.

So relieved I’m not white!
Wait! I am white?!!! 

Guess I had better run and hide. (NOT) No, we “white people” of all colors are ready to stand and fight, be it in the physical or the spiritual:

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
– 2 Corinthians 10:4

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Apparently faux-hate crime “victim” Smollett is suffering from “night terrors”

I don’t believe a word anyone from this family has to say.

From TMZ: Jussie Smollett is the victim of an out of control media and social media storm and the “Empire” star is suffering profound emotional issues from simply telling the truth about the “attack” … so says his brother.

Jojo Smollett says Jussie is “violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault” … so he says in an op-ed piece for BET.

Jojo calls claims that Jussie staged the attack “ludicrous,” adding he has been insanely successful and didn’t need a phony reason to boost his career opportunities or salary.

Jussie’s brother says there are plenty of people who support the actor and the problem lies with the “bandwagoning and tyranny of the ‘perceived’ majority.”

Jojo says Jussie didn’t even want to contact the police following the incident in Chicago and says it was his choreographer who insisted he do so and it was actually the choreographer who called the cops.

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