But there is a significant difference in this year’s Senate race. In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and convinced Democratic governor John Hickenlooper to sign it. The law, known as House Bill 1303, makes Colorado the only state in the country to combine two radical changes in election law: 1) abolishing the traditional polling place and having every voter mailed a ballot and 2) establishing same-day registration, which allows someone to appear at a government office and register and vote on the same day without showing photo ID or any other verifiable evidence that establishes identity. If they register online a few days before, no human being ever has to show up to register or vote. A few keystrokes can create a voter and a “valid” ballot. Once a ballot cast under same-day registration is mixed in with others, there is no way to separate it out if the person who voted is later found ineligible. Other jurisdictions that have same-day registration, such as Washington, D.C., treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote.
“We have uniquely combined two bad ideas, both of which open the door to fraud and error along with creating huge administrative headaches,” warns Republican Scott Gessler, Colorado’s secretary of state. Along with the liberal Denver Post (the state’s leading newspaper) and a few Republican clerks from the state’s largest counties, Gessler fought passage of the law.
This is crazy - you don't even need ID to register! Forget needing it to vote, you can just walk up anywhere, register to vote, and vote. Period. This of course was rammed through by Democrats and signed by their Democrat governor. There is a close Senate race going on there, and I have no doubt it is going to be stolen by the Democrats. This is happening all across the country, and is the reason for their out and out lies, calling voter ID "voter intimidation." They should just call it was it is, "cheating intimidation." Since that's the only way they're going to win anything this year, that's exactly what they'll do. They cannot win in the arena of ideas, because the old, tired ones they have do not work. The sad part is, they know it, but in the name of money and power they'll keep pushing them anyway. There is nothing more despicable than a liberal Democrat.
***How utterly stupid. Elementary school bans birthday cakes, sweets. Another liberal trait: Misery. And they want everybody to be as miserable as they are.
Students' birthday celebrations at Burlington Elementary School can include singing, balloons and recognition in morning announcements. But as of this month they can no longer included cake. Or ice cream. Or food, period.
Burlington Elementary School, part of the Boone County school district, revised its wellness policy this year. Among the changes: no food allowed at school birthday celebrations.
Non-food treats are still allowed. The policy gives as examples pencils, erasers, bookmarks.
It's one of very few schools to make the move. And it hasn't been easy.
"We're finding it's difficult to be the first," said Valerie Bailey, whose son goes to Burlington Elementary. She's on the PTA and on the committee that helped craft the policy. "Parents say it's not fair. But we hope it sends a message to the parents and kids, especially with the obesity rate being so high, and puts a bug in their ear."
Newsflash, you blithering busybody. It's none of your business. I'll bet YOU have birthday cake on your birthday.
***From Jim Daly at Focus on the Family:
Six Ways to Boost Marriage Happiness
- Count your blessings. Nothing can increase happiness more quickly in a relationship than shared gratitude.
- Try new things. Falling into a routine, or even a rut, is easy. But that is a killer to happiness, so you’ve got to shake it up.
- Dream a dream. The moment a couple quits looking to the future together is the moment they become vulnerable to dissatisfaction.
- Celebrate each other. We all applaud the big things, but it’s the little and unexpected celebrations that can make or break a couple’s happiness.
- Attune your spirits. The soul of every husband and wife hungers for deeper connection and a greater sense of shared meaning, and when it’s found, happiness abounds. Married couples who attend church together tend to be happier than couples who rarely or never attend services.
- Add value to others. When a husband and wife do good beyond their marriage, happiness envelops their relationship like never before.
***It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. ~~ Jean Nidetch
***Have a great day!