Voter id

NC is looking to enact a voter id bill to help “protect” against voting fraud, primarily pushed for by conservatives because clearly that is why they must be losing elections. But what I find funny is that in NC, conservatives have one many of the seats that were up for re-election including the governorship. I think this bill will ultimately bite them in the butt when the tides shift.

Here are some “voter fraud” links:

How widespread is voter fraud?

Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient…

How Much Voter Fraud Is There?

North Carolina On Cusp Of Passing Worst Voter Suppression Bill In The Nation

North Carolina Voter ID Opponents React To Bill’s Passage, Vow To Continue To Fight

While I have a valid government issue ID and am ok with showing it to vote, my biggest problem with the bill is that I don’t believe there is widespread voter fraud as this bill claims to solve. Personally I don’t see the need for this bill.

Made in the USA

It was time for a new pair of sneakers. I’ve always been a Nike fan, but this time I wanted to look for a pair of sneakers made in the USA. It is EXTREMELY difficult nigh impossible to find a pair made in the USA. Turns out the only company I could find that made shoes here was New Balance, even then it is only a few of them. I ended up getting the 990v3 in Navy

990v3

It’s sort of a shame that we don’t have more things made in the USA, but I believe we are willing to pay the prices that made in the USA would cost. I wish it were easier to find made in the USA products though.