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Ridiculous reactions from legislators

Someone should beat Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania about the head and neck area. He wants to pass a law making it illegal for me to say things like that:

Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, said he will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official.

Honestly, I don’t think one of the biggest problems we face as a nation is threats of elected officials. Up next is Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who thinks that congress critters deserve special treatment because they are like you and me, only better:

“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said. “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.”

A higher standard? No. You guys are held to no standards. Honestly, as my employees, you guys lack any standards.

And, of course, McCarthy clamors for relevance and wants to pass gun control laws.

15 Responses to “Ridiculous reactions from legislators”

  1. alan Says:

    I agree with Clyburn. We do need to take a hard look at how TSA interacts with Congress.

    I suggest automatic anal probes to start.

  2. ViolentIndifference Says:

    Ruling class.

    We need to declare independence from the rulers of England and… oh wait.

  3. Hypnagogue Says:

    It makes perfect sense:

    The shooter (who shall remain nameless, *spit*) was obsessed with mind control through government-originated changes in grammar, and killed because his representative in that government did not take his theory seriously.

    Thus, the logical thing for our representatives in government to do is to take his theory seriously, and institute mind-control through government-originated changes in grammar.

  4. wfgodbold Says:

    I expect the coming War on Violent Rhetoric to go as well as the Wars on Drugs and Poverty have gone.

  5. GD Says:

    Double plus un-good.

  6. BobG Says:

    “I suggest automatic anal probes to start.”

    The only thing an anal probe would find is the congressman’s head.

  7. John Smith. Says:

    Knee jerk reactions. They can be amusing unless they garner a following of idiots to help them along. The UK did this….

  8. Huck Says:

    “We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,”

    I’ll be damned! Something TSA’s done that I actually approve of!

  9. Joel Says:

    The only thing an anal probe would find is the congressman’s head.

    After all these years, it would be good to know their locations for sure.

  10. TomcatsHanger Says:

    “I expect the coming War on Violent Rhetoric to go as well as the Wars on Drugs and Poverty have gone.”

    I except higher casualties. When SWAT teams start raiding homes because of what was said, HUGE problems will occur.

  11. mike w. Says:

    The only thing an anal probe would find is the congressman’s head.

    I don’t know, the TSA is incompetent enough I bet they could miss em’.

  12. Mayor Joel Stoner Says:

    I don’t see it standing up to any legal scrutiny. There is no law that says you can not say, or print anything. Only Laws that say what your spoken or written words cause. You can legally yell fire in a crowded theater, and they will issue you a citation for “Inciting a riot”, not for “yelling fire in a theater”. Misunderstandings have led many people to think that certain things are illegal when it is the action that happens after that is actually illegal. If you were to yell fire in an empty building, or one with only one person in it, you would not have anything to worry about unless that person hurt themselves trying to get away from your false “fire”.

  13. ATLien Says:

    If they don’t watch their tyrannical bullshit it’s going to be many many more non-crazy people going for them.

  14. bob r Says:

    “Honestly, I don’t think one of the biggest problems we face as a nation is threats of elected officials.”

    I’ll have to disagree: I think the greatest danger “we” face is _exactly_ the “threats of elected officials”. They’ve threatened us with: TSA (and carried it out), “health care” (and carried it out), the Patriot Act (and carried it out), …

    I suspect you meant something like “threats directed at elected officials”.

  15. chris Says:

    This is the kind of mentality which breeds hate crime legislation.

    It’s amazing to see how the media goes into overdrive the first time in years that a non-Muslim perpetrates an act of terrorism.