Friday, October 26, 2007

We're all terrorists now.

The House of Representatives has passed H.R.1955, the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007". One of the bill's sponsors, Rep. Harman (D-CA), said
"We must intervene before a person crosses the line separating radical views from violent behavior, create an environment that discourages disillusionment and alienation, and instill in young people a sense of belonging and faith in the future."
Do you have any radical views? Said any radical things on a blog or forum? Belong to any radical organizations? Maybe one that advocates private citizens patrolling the border or calls the 2nd Amendment the "Reset Button"? Call yourself a "People of the Gun"?

Just think what a second Clinton administration is going to be able to do with all these cool new toys left hanging in the toolshed. We're all terrorists now, baby.

35 comments:

Mr. Fixit said...

Shit!
I'm gonna have to find a photo and be a people of the gun now.

JR said...

"H.R.1955, 'Sec. 899B. Findings.

The Congress finds the following:

`(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens."

Yep, blame the internet.

Breda said...

Is there a t-shirt for that?

Anonymous said...

And just *who invented that internet terrorist tool? Recall that some police departments wanted to ban the early automobile because criminals could use them to escape.
Hmph. Might as well be hung for a wolf as a sheepdog? Involuntary recatorization engaged. Must fly, got loads to test.

BobG said...

Have to find a picture to send, I guess. Next we'll be getting government definitions for Goodthink and Badthink.

Jeffro said...

Do you have any radical views?
Check, support Constitution

Said any radical things on a blog or forum?
Check, right here

Belong to any radical organizations?
Check, NRA

Maybe one that advocates private citizens patrolling the border or calls the 2nd Amendment the "Reset Button"?
Hrmm, does belonging to forums that support those issues count?

Call yourself a "People of the Gun"? Check

Molon Labe, Baby - betcha that counts, too.

Billy Beck said...

You know, I was too young to make the Nixon enemies list.

Never give up on a dream. You can get there.

Roberta X said...

Kissy-kissy, effin' thought-cops!

See y'all in the trenches.

DirtCrashr said...

What a freakin' idiot, where's this horses-ass from - oh good lord, a complete Statist she's do-gooder moron, waltzing down the flawed-thought half-baked Highway of Good Intentions. From LA.
GAAH! "served as deputy secretary to the Cabinet in the Carter White House" - 'nuff said.
OMG she's got FIVE bills pending having only to do with Gubt' regulation of lightbulbs???
She's a statist through-and-through.

MuzzleBlast said...

Tam sez:

Do you have any radical views?

Ron Paul ahkbar!!

Less said...

Sigh...

I keep thinking of what my dad, an immigrant from Hungary, kept saying after I told him about the patriot act:

"Son, if I wanted this, I would've just stayed in Hungary!"

Damn skippy...

I'm throwing in with ya'll:

Molon Labe, biatches!!

Come get you some!!

Jay G said...

I've but one thing to say:

WOLVERINES!

Ben said...

Well, I guess as a (currently legal) merchant of death I must be just steps away from becoming a terrorist and have therefore made the enemies list.

Yee-haw. Do I get a big red "T" or some other sort of flair to wear everyday to let people know?

The Duck said...

Hmmmmmmmmm
Time to Lock & Load?

Hobie said...

While it only begets a "commission" to "study" the "problem" it is a precursor to declarations of one thought or expressions of certain thoughts as criminal acts. Write your Senators and tell them NO on the bill.

Gmac said...

Well, I guess I really did need a reason to set up my reloading bench again besides teaching Jr edition the practice.

Plus I do so want a reason to make purchases I can afford but didn't want to make on some new equipment and supplies.


"Thought, make it a crime today!"

Stingray said...

The best part is that if any of us do have to go down fighting in a batf raid over a half inch of rifle barrel or something equally stupid, the press will have an absolute propaganda field day with our "crazy" asses. Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

Number9 said...

Why are the regular people terrorists now?

Does that make the Berkley crowd patriots?

We live in strange times.

Gregg said...

"Well boys the Tiber looks kinda shallow this year" (Alleged comment by "Big" Jules Caesar shortly before he said that other famous quote about dice and stuff.)



On a slightly more serious note.

Could someone please tell me again just WHO won the Cold War???

Anonymous said...

Just the nannies attempting to create another commision which will suck up a few billion in tax dollars and increae the size of the information on people aleady.

TBeck said...

Does this mean that the Daily Kos will soon be shut down as a terrorist institution?

I can't think of another online site that does more to create disillusionment and incite hatred.

Sean_Galt said...

Was this Ben Franklin?
"If we don't all hang together, we shall most certainly all hang separately?"

Zero and re-zero, then zero something else.

shooter said...

As they say in ebonics: "We be f**ked!"

comatus said...

gregg, Rubicon. Gratias ago.

Max said...

Aww damnit all ot hell! This is what happens when you let the inmates run the asylum.

Gregg said...

comatus,
Whoops, let me wipe the egg off my face.

Which is why it sounded a bit off to me. Oh well, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Anonymous said...

Each time a government creates a new law it creates a new batch of criminals. Soon there are enough laws that we are all felons of some sort, and the right to arm/defend ourselves can be denied.

Oldsmoblogger said...

Reckon they mean me, too. Okay.

Word verification: krapppht. Pretty well sums it up.

B&N said...
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B&N said...

"Each time a government creates a new law it creates a new batch of criminals. Soon there are enough laws that we are all felons of some sort, and the right to arm/defend ourselves can be denied."

This is strange, as being a felon, a criminal hasn't stopped many of our "rulers" from attaining, and/or holding, public office.

Why not just make it "illegal" to be a felon and hold any form of public office in this country.

Oh, that's right, our masters would then be voting to throw themselves out of office.(let's laughter subside) Silly me.

B&N said...

Life imitating art?

Someone been reading Philip K. Dick and taking notes?

Doubtful. I bet she just waited for the movie.

Roberta X said...

It's the funniest thing, suddenly I'm craving a shoulder-fired, high-powered weapon with a really good 'scope.

Hunh.

Must be a coincidence.

B&N said...

roberta x,

Something in a detachable-mag .30 caliber semi-auto will generate some traffic your way, if you were to indulge yourself.

I'm getting the itch for another one.

By all means, let the craving win.

Anonymous said...

Just think what a second Clinton administration is going to be able to do with all these cool new toys left hanging in the toolshed.

Or any administration! Only 3 of the 200 republicans voted against it, eek!

comatus said...

b&n, Having seen the snaps of Roberta's Eagle's Nest on BancOne, I'm thinking "shoulder-fired" is about something whose bore is measured in multiple centimeters. And everybody out as far as Brownsburg can sleep better at night. Beware falling brass on Market St.