Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ice, Fire, and Voter ID

Well now the Voter ID proponents have done it.  They've angered George R. R. Martin.  For the uninitiated, Martin is the author of the The Song of Ice and Fire, a series of books better known collectively by the title of the first book and the HBO show based upon the series, The Game of Thrones.

Here's a small portion of what he recently posted on his blog:

But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I've become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger allies control key seats of power.

That's right; he mentioned Pennsylvania by name.   Martin's fans (count me as one) had to wait years between his previous two books.  The Dance of Dragons came out last year and readers are anxiously awaiting The Winds of Winter, hopefully sooner than the previous lengthy space between books.  Anything that distracts Martin or slows him down is viewed as a menace.

Just sayin'

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