Thursday, April 5, 2012
No snide comments out of you
Or I'll sick Arizona on you. Just when you though legislation couldn't get more ridiculous it does. Do these guys have too much time on their hands or what? Arizona that bastion of free speech and less government interference is in the process of passing a law to make it illegal to post "annoying" or "offensive" comments on users web pages. Ah oh Randal are you getting this? They have your number and by your actions you could be looking at hard time in an AZ. prison. (Sheriff Arpio are you getting this? His real name is Jose) This bellwether against belligerence has set about to rid the innerwebs of those pesky trolls bullies and foul mouthed philanderers. The first and 14th amendments be d**ned. Constitution? Constitution? We don't need no stinking constitution.
A couple of things here. First no definition of annoying or offensive. And by who's standards? I find a lot of things annoying but I don't call the police about it. And as for offensive I find most of the stuff coming from the right offensive. Does that mean I can have them arrested for the stupid stuff they say or post on their web sites? And what about posters who don't live in the state or even the country for that matter? Going to have extraditions are we? I can see it now. "What are you in for guy"? "I wrote 'poopy' on the governors' comment page". And I'm sure the sheriff can take time out from profiling illegals to round up a desperate band of trolls. After all what better things does junior have to do while his mom is waiting to see her invasive ultrasound vids after they dropped her birth control coverage? And don't forget doc any fudging of the process will cost you a year in the slammer. So there sits junior either flaming his internet pals or getting picked on so the state thinks they can make this go away with a new law. Sorry guys it's called the right of passage an initiation along the way to becoming an adult. Don't worry junior will get over it in time and find his own niche hopefully not part of the republican tea party.
Offensive? Offensive? Hell yes this is offensive! The party that screams about government interference is doing just that. Excuse me but I learned in grade school that "sticks and stone can break my bones but names can never hurt me". And here's a thought - tell junior or sissy to change their screen name and sign in as somebody else if they're getting bullied. Better still hang up the mouse shut off the computer and go outside and play ball because you're probably 20 lbs overweight and you probably haven't talked to anybody face to face in months outside of school.