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Did the World Go Crazy While I Was Away From the Internet?

11/30/2011

I’m planning on writing a longer post in a little while, but I wanted to take a moment to remark on a few things.

I spent most of the day working on some projects that didn’t involve the Internet. Upon returning, logging into my Google Reader and browsing the links there, I gotta ask–did everything go nuts while I was away?

Ray Lutz, a Democratic candidate for Congress, got arrested for bringing a table to Freedom Plaza in San Diego, home of Occupy San Diego, in order to do voter registration. He was charged for trespassing, despite that he was sitting in a public square, and despite that he had a copy of a Supreme Court ruling that indicated he had the right to be there.

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, described the NYPD as his “own army”–the “seventh biggest army in the world.”

And finally, a bill was introduced in the US Senate that would redefine America as a “battlefield”, and would authorize US troops to arrest US citizens and hold them indefinitely without charging them or giving them a fair trial. The ACLU is urging Americans to contact their Senators.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. John Erickson permalink
    12/01/2011 8:02 PM

    Kinda like the pinhead governor who, when the teenage girl who met him earlier tweeted that “he sucked”, immediately had his staff call the police, who called the school, whose principal chewed the girl out and DEMANDED an apology?
    There’s some crazy stuff in the water, man. That’s why I have my own well! ;)

    • 12/02/2011 1:37 AM

      Ha ha, isn’t that what all the social media gurus recommend? If a teenager insults you on Twitter, call the cops!

  2. 12/02/2011 10:09 AM

    Sigh. SIGH. How do the crazies manage to get into positions of power?

  3. 12/05/2011 3:45 PM

    You mugs vote for them, is how.

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