I worked election boards in NJ for many years. The only time I ever saw anything untoward was 2001 when many people arrived at the polls offering ID. It was not requested nor required mind you people just showed up and shoved their ID in my face asking to vote. I recal seeing MANY MANY expired driver’s licenses and being told by the Democrat head of the board ‘If they’re in the book, they get to vote.’ No one EVER got challenged. Eventually one person showed up who was NOT in the book and I was required to give her what is called a ‘provisional ballot’ which were supposedly only for emergencies (like power outages and floods) and even then the voter gave me hell about how she was being disenfranchised and her vote wouldn’t be counted.
As I understand it, provisional ballots are only counted in close elections. Essentially, a provisional ballot means that the person isn't registered but upon review it may turn out they should have been.
Actually, she was correct. Provisional ballots--as well as all those who vote early by mail---are not counted with the general polling numbers. Instead they are counted ten days later, and those numbers and used in case of a disputed election or a tie.
 November 2, 2015 at 8:07am
I noticed that [hobbyist vs. commercial] thing too but upon reflection it is possible to buy a $50 ‘hobbyist’ level quadcopter that takes decent video. The QC shown costs about $3000.
[Waiting for the 'Mecca-Crane-Collapse-Was-An-Inside-Job' videos on youtube] That secret 9-11 conspiracy between the Bin Laden and Bush families works both ways. I mean you just know someone will spin this as Bush’s fault.
September 14, 2015 at 7:10am
Except for the intrusion of CPS this almost sounds like an episode of some alternative living show on HGTV, like ‘You live in what? or Tiny House nation.
 July 26, 2015 at 11:47am
I’ve coined a new word for Hillary. ‘Contemptress’.
July 8, 2015 at 3:50pm
^ sarcasm ^
 July 8, 2015 at 3:50pm
Clearly you all fail to understand the imminent threat this slogan poses to the environment. ‘Suns out guns out’ is right-wing code for a covert plan to eliminate the sun but not for the honorable purpose of reducing global warming. No. Once the sun has been extinguished, THEN the revolution can begin under cover of darkness
Reminds me of Foster Brooks brother-in-law who was a Polish astronaut back when Polock jokes weren't un-PC. They were going to send a manned spaceship to the sun. They didn't want to get burned up though, so they were going to go at night.
July 6, 2015 at 6:21am
I was surprised to see a flagless General Lee plastic model kit in Walmart on Friday (July 3rd) I’d expect either the item to be scooped up by collectors or removed from shelves, but what I saw was new box art with the flag removed from the car’s roof (I expect it is still in the decals) either way I’m curious about one thing. This whole kerfuffle began about 2 weeks ago. How did the makers of the model got the new flagless art work changed, printed, and onto store shelves so fast? It’s almost like they knew this was coming.
 June 28, 2015 at 11:46pm
Am I jaded that a part of me half expects to learn this recent rash of shark attack is at least in part hyping the upcoming Shark Week on the Discovery Channel?
December 9, 2014 at 7:16am
This is Barry’s audition reel for his post POTUS job with CNN.
Mark my words. When Elliot Spitzer was run out of office as Client Number 9 (or whatever) I was first to say he’d end up with a TV news gig. Granted Elliot couldn’t hold onto that gig ratings-wise but you know MSNBC (among others) would give their eye teeth to bask daily in the presence of BHO and would pay anything to have him hanging out around their offices.
October 29, 2014 at 1:00pm
My wife bemoaned more than a decade ago that it was nearly impossible to find nice ‘Easter dresses’ for our young daughters to wear to church. For several years all, any of the major chain stores carried dress-wise, in their spring collections were things like leopard prints.
It hasn't gotten any better, friend. My 11 year old daughter would love to have several nice dresses for church, but all my we can find (that we can afford) is a nice long black skirt and a few nice tops. The nice ones we have seen recently cost somewhere in the $80-$100 range. Nothing affordable for an 11 year old little girl to wear. What we have seen that we CAN afford I would NEVER buy! They look like something you would see on an escort-hooker-senator's-secret-girlfriend-stripper type chick. I do NOT want my daughter dressing like that!
October 1, 2014 at 10:51pm
One guys showed me 5 different drivers licenses some had holes punched in them, maybe because he had DUI’s or something, I don’t know, but that is still unique in my experience. One well dressed woman a was not in the book and started to read me the riot act in a very lawyer-ly fashion. She never offered any additional ID, just stated her residential address (which was in the district) yet she was not in the book. So after circling the conversation into some civil territory we let her fill out a provisional ballot. She went off to the corner where that was done in a bit of a huff and upon submitting her ballot very loudly informed everyone in the room thatr she ahd been disenfranchised. At which point it was my turn to read her the riot act about causing a public disturbance when she had in fact just legally voted.
October 1, 2014 at 10:49pm
From the mid 1980′s to about 2005 I worked election boards in NJ. We had a book. The board worker asked your name, and looked it up. If you were in the book and could confirm your date of birth, you could vote. If you weren’t in the book I might ask your address and cross reference that with a map that indicated districts and their polling places. Sometimes I sent them a few blocks over. Sometimes I sent them across the street. Sometimes they were in the right place but weren’t in the book. then they were allowed to fill out a ‘provisional ballot’ that would be checked by higher ups at the county office. In the 2000 Presidential election it was as if the populace had gone insane. Every third voter made a huge show of trying to prove who they were by offering some sort of ID. No one asked them for ID they just were intent on pushing it in our faces.
[-1] June 7, 2014 at 8:12am
Kick, Ol’ rant is making a reference to something Mr. Morgan’s character [Tracy Jordan] did on the show 30 Rock. I’ll admit to watching reruns of 30 Rock being one of my guilty pleasures, and I think that on the show Tracy Morgan has spoken some of the funniest non-sequiturs ever uttered on television, and his short lived sitcom The Tracy Morgan Show was a fabulous blend of modern and old school tropes.
 June 7, 2014 at 7:56am
Another college hostage situation? Oh but this one is in Iraq. How will the left blame this on Violent Video Games, the NRA, and Right-Wing talk radio?
 May 24, 2014 at 6:15pm
The death toll here is just staggering. No word yet, if this was an unlicensed ‘assault quake’. When will the Govt wake up and ban these deadly acts of nature?
April 30, 2014 at 9:46pm
Ur all dumbeez,
It wuz Polderguys
Gubmint iz covrin up
i blaym Boosh