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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week – 11/16

Wisconsin Lawmakers want to Pass a Bill to make it Legal to Arrest a Federal Official who is Doing his job

This is not all of the members of the Wisconsin Legislature, mind you.  Just nine of them.  One of them says the Affordable care act is “unconstitutional” (even though the Supreme Court said it wasn’t) and that is his justification for supporting a law that would get a federal employee arrested for trying to do his job.

You can’t make something unconstitutional by saying so.  That isn’t the way the system works.  If it did, I’d say the Citizens’ United ruling was unconstitutional and Super Pac’s would be instantly dissolved.

As a lawmaker, you don’t get to pick which laws you follow.  That’s not the job you got hired to do.

You can try to change laws.  You can try to make laws better.  You can’t decide that the supreme court got it wrong (even if you believe they did) and then start enacting laws based on what you think they should have ruled.

Aw fuck it! We can just assume that whoever wrote the dissent got it right, can’t we?

Either you believe in our system of government and you work within the rules or you shouldn’t have run for office.

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Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 11/9

Pakistani Couple Killed Their Daughter Because She Looked at a Boy

A 15-year-old girl looked at a boy on a motorcycle twice.  Her parents feared she was going to turn out like her older sister who had already “disgraced” the family. She promised she wouldn’t do it again but it was too late because her mother had already thrown acid on her.

The good news is that her parents figure it was her destiny to die like that.  It wasn’t really their fault, you see.  They were just tools of destiny.

It was also apparently her destiny to die because her parents waited almost 12 hours to take her to the hospital after they threw acid on her face.  They would have taken her right away, you see, but it was her destiny to wait.

Let’s be clear: religious fanaticism didn’t kill that girl.

But it sure didn’t help keep her alive, either.

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