Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Am I a Felon?

UPDATE: What if I was lying, not about my age or weight on an Internet dating site, but about receiving the Medal of Honor? Read the Washington Post, Supreme Court to review free speech issue on lying about military honors.

"Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet. So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site. Or you could be sent to federal prison if your boss told you to work but you used the company's computer to check sports scores online. Imagine that Eric Holder's Justice Department urged Congress to raise penalties for violations, making them felonies allowing three years in jail for each broken promise. Fanciful, right?

Think again. Congress is now poised to grant the Obama administration's wishes in the name of 'cybersecurity.'"

Read the Wall Street Journal, Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony?

More Republi-CON Family Values Hypocrisy

UPDATE: An update on a Republi-con hypocrite. Yes, I know, another tautology, like criminal Republi-con or narcissistic politician or stupid politician.) Read The New York Times, G.O.P. Freshman’s Fiscal Message Clashes With His Finances.

"Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December." Read the Chicago Sun-Times, Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support.