Thursday, March 26, 2009

"You have the right to free speech..."

"...as long as you're not
Dumb enough to actually try it." -The Clash

McCain-Feingold is in front of the Supremes again, and the .gov's attorney made arguments so cartoonishly villainous that it's tempting to think he's trying to throw the case.

Firehand wants floggings; I want necks stretched on a gibbet. I think the biggest fault with the choice of Washington D.C.'s malarial swamps for the nation's capital is that malarial swamps don't have a handy Tarpeian Rock.

8 comments:

Phil R. said...

One could always revive the rather, errm... entertaining punishment for parricide, if it didn't seem a bit rough on the honest creatures involved to have to share a sack with that particular species of reptile.

Turk Turon said...

Yeah, Foggy Bottom is just no place for a Tarpeian Rock.

Nathan Brindle said...

Well, they could always be impaled, thrown down the Capitol steps, and left to rot "pour encorager les autres".

Armed Texan said...

The problem with the malarial swamp of DC is the lack of malaria.

Tam said...

We should do away with climate control in the House and Senate chambers at the very least.

Lawmaking should be uncomfortable. They should be encouraged to do their business and get out.

Cossack in a Kilt said...

The only band that matters!

And it has been suggested in some quarters that this is not enough!

Joseph said...

I thought tar and feathers was the traditional treatment.

Firehand said...

There's a lack of malaria NOW.

I'm still firmly convinced that GW wanted the capital in a malarial swamp because, except for a few days a year, it would be so bloody uncomfortable- not counting the malaria- that everyone but a few diehards(who could be dealt with) would want to take care of business and go home.

And then someone invented a/c, and that plan went to hell.

Joseph, it is one; but some offenses call for a special touch.