March 28, 2005
Yet another bill to make voting harder

Criminy, I just can't keep up with the wave of voter-unfriendly bills coming out of the 79th Lege. Lyn informs me that Houston's own Rep. Dwayne Bohac has filed HB1269, which would essentially require you to re-fill out and submit a voter's reg application in the event you'd previously made a mistake. Current law allows for a space on reg forms to make corrections, and as Lyn notes in some cases you can do that online, but Bohac would take that away. Why, I have no idea. Maybe too many non-citizens were submitting badly-filled-out forms in a subtle attempt to wreck our democracy or something.

I think we need a pithy descriptive term for all this bad legislation. I hereby propose that bills like HB1269 and its bastard cousins be called Petty Little Odious Bills, or PLOBs for short. It's based on a expression from the game of bridge, where the B stands for Bid instead of Bill. Who's with me?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 28, 2005 to That's our Lege | TrackBack

Of course, we need to consider PLOB's family.

If it's a bitter little odious bill, it's a BLOB.
If it's a goofy little odious bill, it's a GLOB.
If it's a stupid little odious bill, it's a SLOB.

And if members of the Texas Legislature wants to continue to try to pass bills like this, they'll be called FLOBs.

Sorry, I was reading the story of Saturday Night Live as told by the many members of the cast, and went into Tim Kazurinsky mode. :-)

Posted by: William Hughes on March 29, 2005 4:28 AM

Sorta makes me want to count the number of errors in Dwayne's public records - and how many times he resubmitted corrections.

Posted by: Charles Hixon on March 29, 2005 10:45 AM

how about BS Bills
for Ballot Snuffing Bills

Posted by: for on March 29, 2005 11:20 PM