Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rick Nelson files Bullshit Legislation

The blogosphere is outraged at the latest bill to be prefiled by Democratic State Representative Rick Nelson. There’s no doubt that he’s a pawn in Jim Gooch’s game to embarrass the Commonwealth of Kentucky further. Like Kentucky isn’t embarrassed enough in the national scene as it is?

We’ve seen Jim Bunning block unemployment benefits because he missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game in February.

Mitch McConnell cried on the Senate floor as he paid tribute to the retiring Judd Gregg but doesn't shed a tear in blocking the 9/11 First Responders bill so he can give tax cut extensions to the wealthiest one percent.

We’ve seen Rand Paul elected to the Senate.

We’ve seen the Kentucky state government announce that they will give taxpayer money to help finance the Creationist Theme Park, a mockery to religion in its own right.

We’ve seen a man forced to eat his own beard.

So, please excuse me if I am not fucking outraged enough at Rick Nelson. The man wants to silence those that publish comments anonymously. Maybe they are afraid to publically hurt someone under their own name? I don’t know.
AN ACT relating to information technology.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 369 to establish definitions relating to Internet Web sites, blogs, and message boards; require registration by parties who post entries to these interactive services; require providers of these services to conspicuously identify the parties who post entries; require providers of these services to disclose, upon request, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of parties posting entries; establish penalties of $500 for first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
I’m not going to delete anything and I certainly will not disclose email addresses, etc. when I don’t even know that sort of thing!

Like I know their mailing address?!? No. Even if I did, I still wouldn’t give it away without their respective permission.

I’m not going to pay a fine. If this bullshit legislation passes the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear, I’m sure several of us bloggers will fight it in a court of law. There’s a thing called freedom of speech. I’ll fight it in court if I must.

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