politics

ALL Laws Should Be Upheld

I was reading the local news this morning, and a piece on the Alabama immigration law caught my eye, as House Speaker Mike Hubbard did an interview talking about changes they would seek to the law in February when the House speakers convened again. Are they admitting they are wrong, and trying to undo the damage done to Alabama’s image world-wide since this bill was passed? No. They are just looking for ways to make it less inconvenient for residents who are complaining of long lines and fees to get ‘proper’ documentation, since apparently an Alabama drivers licence is no longer good enough since this law was implemented.

Politics aside, a quote from Hubbard caught my eye, and gave me a good laugh, as it reminds me of the insanity of the hate-filled conservatives words, which 3 months into this law has been repeated ad nauseaum, ‘What part of illegal don’t you understand??’.

Hubbard said it was “absolutely not right … to select which laws you enforce and which ones you don’t.”

I actually agree with this, probably more than Hubbard himself does. Why? Take a look at some of the crazy laws reportedly still on the books in Alabama.

It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses.

It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.

As far as I’m concerned, these laws need to be focused on and made a priority, IMMEDIATELY. Especially the one about de-flowering virgins, as that would surely have an impact on the pregnancy rate of unwed mothers in the state, and a knock-on effect for the economy.

If they are there, why aren’t they being enforced? Come on Alabama, what part of illegal don’t you understand?

Parody of Right Wing Mother Crying Over Obama Speech

Some of My Favorite Post-Speech Tweets From Yesterday

Nothing brings out the funny like a big, controversial event, and President Obama’s back-to-school speech to America’s school children certainly fit the bill.  Weeks of doom and gloom predictions of brainwashing on what some called ‘Indoctrination Day’ turned out to be, as the saying goes, much ado about nothing, and those who’d known better all along had a great laugh.

Some of my very favorite Tweets about this during and after the speech:

Was that a subversive healthcare message in his “wash your hands” message? @FairlyOddMother

“All young people deserve a safe place to learn” = Commie speak for “no guns”. #tcotinterpretation @Glennia

I would have liked the president to have at least admited that wood shop is a waste of time in school and it is OK to skip that class. @Neilochka

I thought Obama was gonna talk about brain washing, not hand washing.@mamaspohr

Now that the speech is over, I’m contemplating what to do with my newly indoctrinated self.@natthedem

To all who kept your kid out of school today. They missed a good speech. And since they got to stay home, Obama is now their hero.@JDCrowetoons

the circuits are busy. trying to get through because the brainwashing didn’t work and i’d like to try again.@rockdrool

Glenn Beck is now playing Obama’s speech backwards to listen for the satanic message.@Fairlyoddmother

Fine. You kept your cross eyed kid home today. But keep him off the street. Dumbass is standing in traffic again. #tcot #ocra@politicalbaron