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SayUncle: maybe illegal in Kentucky

In Kentucky:

A bill filed in the House would keep Kentuckians from posting anonymous comments to Web sites.

House Bill 775, filed Tuesday by Rep. Tim Couch, R-Hyden, would require anyone who contributes to a Web site to register a real name, address and e-mail address with that Web site. The person’s full name then would be used whenever he or she posted a comment.

Web site operators who violate the disclosure law would be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.

Here’s the bill. I found this interesting:

Couch readily acknowledged on Wednesday that his bill violates his oath of office raises First Amendment issues regarding free speech, so he won’t be pushing it. But he wanted to call attention to the phenomenon of unkind and often untrue comments about people being posted online by Kentuckians hiding behind the cloak of anonymity.

Oh Nos! They’re saying bad things about me on the internet. This bill should make them stop.

Tim Couch is an asshat.

Hmm, seems drawing attention to it didn’t work since I just called him an asshat.

8 Responses to “SayUncle: maybe illegal in Kentucky”

  1. Southern Beale Says:

    It always scares me when you and I agree on something …

  2. Don Ramey, MSgt USAF (Ret) Says:

    Dropping my usual nom-de-web for a moment,

    The sponsors of that bill, Tim Couch (R) and Jimmy Higdon (R), can kiss my Kentucky born ass.

    Donald Ramey, MSgt USAF (Ret)
    Pike County, KY.

  3. GreatBlueWhale Says:

    Couch obviously has spent to much time in Lexington and other liberal bastions. Something like this should never come from a person born in Southeastern Kentucky.
    Reminds me of Bush signing McCain-Feingold, saying he thought it was unconstitutional and figured the courts would strike it down. Huh?

  4. DirtCrashr Says:

    The Party has the legislation: “Only Nice Things Allowed” on their To-Do list, the individual “sponsors” will rotate in and out as their assignments dictate.

  5. Stormy Dragon Says:

    >Tim Couch is an asshat.

    Tim Couch also likes to stick puppies in blenders and drink them.

  6. Derek Says:

    And to think he’s getting paid to waste taxpayer dollars like this too.

  7. Clint Says:

    Richard Saunders would not be pleased.

  8. Blounttruth Says:

    I think it would make for a fair playing field. I mean the media lies, sure; but they do it with their face on camera, and for the good of the Politcal machine. God knows we can only handle the media spitting out propaganda, lies, and “unkind and often untrue comments about people”, certainly not the public, you dastardly free thinking home schoolers! hehe

    BT