Read in the newspaper the other day that there's a bipartisan bill being fast-tracked in Arizona.
What is it that needs godspeed you ask? Something to combat an insane sheriff? Something to fasttrack citizenship for hard-working people from across the border?
No...none of that is needed- this is about a real issue.
'Words that someone could view as 'annoying' or 'offensive' on Facebook or Twitter, for example, could be deemed a criminal offense, under a bi-partisan bill that's moving swiftly to Gov Jan Brewer's desk.'
In other words, the way the statute reads, if Nick and I were in Arizona and he made another of his unfounded comments about state workers and coffee...that knock at the door he hears could be the cops (If the cops even knock- remember they don't have to do so any longer- ahh...the land of the free).
I just have one question- are the legislators in Arizona insane? Obviously a law that broad stifles speech, which is against the First Amendment. So why bother passing something- the treasury is so flush that state resources can be wasted on defending a losing cause?
And Nick breathes a sigh of relief that he can continue to take aim at state workers- one of the only three classes of people that are not protected by the PC crowd (the other two being gypsies and atheists). You say anything bad about gays or women or minorities or Muslims and the left screams. You say anything bad about Israel or Christians and the right screams. You say anthing bad about atheist gypsy state workers and you get a medal.
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
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