Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Shorter GOP: "Freedom of Press Means You're Free to Praise Us."

Six Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives, including one from Gwinnett County, filed legislation to create a board that would oversee journalists across the state as legislators closed out this year’s legislative session Tuesday.
I gather that the "make no law" language of the First Amendment doesn't cut any ice in Georgia.

A state-organized board to try and rein in the reporters whose purpose is, in part, to shine a bright light on the same people who are trying to implement this fuckery.

This is entirely in keeping with the GOP under the thumb of Trump. Trump clearly views the press as people whose sole job is to offer him praise and approval, not to ask him difficult and pesky questions. The Republicans in Georgia are channeling Trump.

This bill has been filed by Georgia state Rep. Andy Welch, R-McDonough, a cowardly fucker who resigned from the legislature the same day that he filed this execrable excuse for legislation. He's a lawyer who, for a guy who did a clerkship in a federal court, seems to have an abysmal grasp of Constitutional law.

My guess is that some reporters wrote something about poor little Andy that upset that snowflake, so this bill is his petty bit of vengeance. If he wanted to become famous, he's doing it wrong.

The other traitors to the Constitution are state Reps. Timothy Barr, R-Lawrenceville; Ron Stephens, R-Savannah; Mark Newton, R-Augusta; Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper; and Mike Cheokas, R-Americus. Barr would seem to be a melange of the worst parts of Trump and Pence, especially the part about being a member of the Christian Taliban (those who believe they should foist their religion onto others). Stephens is a pharmacist by trade, so you can opine as to whether or not he's been snacking on his stock. Newton is some kind of doctor, which begs the question as to what he has done to crack down on the quacks and candymen in his own profession. Jasperse is a retired "county agent". Cheokas says that he's a "buinessman", which covers a lot of ground.

All of these pissants have dishonored their state and this nation.


The New York Crank said...

"I gather that the "make no law" language of the First Amendment doesn't cut any ice in Georgia."

Hey, we ain't 'abridging' no freedom of the press. I mean, do you see any bridges over our newspapers? We're just whupping the press into shape a l'il bit.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Stewart Dean said...

Next up is a Reichstag fire or something there like...for starters, this is happening (from Kevin Drum of Mojo):
There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation’s second-largest national security agency. So far this includes:

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Francis Cissna
Office of the General Counsel’s John Mitnick
Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles
Immigration and Customs Enforcement director-nominee Ron Vitiello

Perhaps a shipment of brown colored shirts is next?

CenterPuke88 said...

Give another shout out to the Christian Taliban in Texas who, last night, were debating HB896, which would impose the death penalty on women having an abortion. Last week it was just the doctors...