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Bloviating Zeppelin: Fed "Hate Crimes" Bill Passes

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Fed "Hate Crimes" Bill Passes


Yesterday, the Demorats passed a bill in a manner I'd been assuming they'd perpetrate all along: they attached a rider to an otherwise remarkably popular bill in order to get the smaller bill approved. From AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation, significantly expanding the hate crimes law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968. With expected passage by the Senate, federal prosecutors will for the first time be able to intervene in cases of violence perpetrated against gays.

How was this bill passed, you ask? Very simple. It was attached to a $680 billion defense authorization policy bill, HR 2647. The House passed the bill 281-146, with 15 Demorats and 131 Republicans in opposition.

This bill duplicates -- imagine that -- what already exists in 45 states. So now federal prosecutors could find themselves picking up what the the FBI says are roughly 8,000 hate crimes reported around the country in a given year. More than half of those are motivated by racial bias. Next most frequent are crimes based on religious bias at around 18 percent and sexual orientation at 16 percent -- the lesser percentile.

If I were a state or local prosecutor? I'd step back from all of my so-called "hate crimes" and let the fed handle. Because, after all:

All victims are equal. Some are just more equal than others.

BZ

11 Comments:

Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

It's called idiocy BZ. Idiocy and replication go hand in hand in large Weberian bureaucracies...This administration could truly care less about the states rights and the WILL of the people in those states.

BTW our President just won the Nobel Peace Prize, which is good for him. But I have to admit that I started questioning the Nobel committee's judgment a few years back. Clearly they are motivated by politics in almost every prize they dole out.

Fri Oct 09, 05:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

It was attached to a $680 billion defense authorization policy bill, HR 2647.

That kind of attachment crap needs to be forbidden!

Fri Oct 09, 05:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tom said...

I agree with AOW - this is why government is out of control, especially in the spending department.

Fri Oct 09, 06:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mahndisa: he should have also won he Pulitzer Prize for the book that he DIDn't write which was, instead, penned by William Ayers.

AOW: one of my ideal wants would be: NO RIDERS on ANY BILLS. TRUTH in bills!

Tom: concur.

BZ

Fri Oct 09, 08:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

All: hey, at least Teddy Kennedy's been sober for over a month now.

BZ

Fri Oct 09, 08:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

And Obama has just won the Nobel Peace Prize... yes, this is an alternate reality and those who brought it about are laughing their asses off at us.

Fri Oct 09, 12:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Bloviating Zeppelin said...
All: hey, at least Teddy Kennedy's been sober for over a month now.
*****************
LMAO...

Fri Oct 09, 01:32:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Bloviating Zeppelin said...
All: hey, at least Teddy Kennedy's been sober for over a month now."

Ah, there's that compassionate conservatism we come to know and love.

Sat Oct 10, 02:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Anon: yeah, about as rollicking as Mary Jo, huh?

BZ

Sat Oct 10, 04:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Where in the hell did that assclown come up with the idea that Conservatism and compassion go hand in hand?

Tree huggers are compassionate, PETA is compassionate, Conservative are hard core pissed off and out for BLOOD!

Sat Oct 10, 05:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TexasFuck said: " Conservative are hard core pissed off and out for BLOOD!'

It's that type treasonous talk that makes you dangerous, you loser.

Sun Oct 11, 02:57:00 PM PDT  

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