So while reading across all the "news" sites today, on CNN I found a video asking "Why is it so hard to vote in the U.S.". https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/10/30/voting-online-us-america-orig.cnn I watched it simply to see why it claimed voting to be difficult. The stupidity I saw was ridiculous. Here were the key points. 1. It's on a Tuesday (as it has been now for over 170 years) 2. People typically have to register on their own to vote 3. Person's have to sometimes go in person to cast their ballots 4. You can't vote online I'm not making this shit up. This is supposed to be unfairly difficult for persons that want a say in our country. To have to go get a registration form, fill it out and mail it in. Then to find a few minutes sometime on Tuesday either before or after work. Maybe during a lunch break. I have personally worked at companies that not only allow but encourage you to leave early or come in late to vote. And let's not forget, elections are held every two and/or four years depending on the election. That one is really important to remember when people talk about how difficult it is for poor persons, etc. to get IDs or to register etc. They have YEARS to find the time to get it done. To find that hour or less it would take. Or even that $10 for an ID in those remarkably rare jurisdictions that actually require you to prove who you are to conduct the most important act a citizen can perform. This shit infuriates me to no end. People who can't be bothered to do such basic things have no business voting in the first place. If they fail at this mouth breathing level shit does anyone think they even have a clue about who or what they might be casting a vote to affect? If you view our voting population on a scale from barely cognizant to fully informed intellectual it should scare you just how bottom heavy that graphic would appear. We have this discussion nearly every election cycle and it never fails to amaze me that persons here I view as intelligent (Randy) always come back with responses that support the "every person's vote should count" position. That might have been passable back when the idiots were the minority but things have rapidly changed. At least by making them leave their couch once or even twice to earn the opportunity to vote we cold lessen the damage they can cause on an election day.