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What the hell is this crap?!

Postby TDKs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:18 pm

http://www.alternet.org/belief/year-jail-not-believing-god-how-kentucky-persecuting-atheists

Believe in god, or risk twelve months in prison in Kentucky?!

What is the world coming to???
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby Cardinal Fang on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Presumably any conviction would be easy to overturn on appeal though.
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby TDKs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:53 pm

I can only hope so.
I really do wonder sometimes.
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:21 pm

It is also illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket in Kentucky.

Just sayin'... Maybe you need to judge a place and its people by what they have to pass laws against...
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:49 pm

How did this even come up for a vote in the first place?


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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby TDKs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:07 pm

Ice cream cone? Really? Does it matter if it has icecream in, or not?

Can you imagine the resulting lawsuits from this though? Unfair incarnation, reputational damage from criminal proceedings, possible loss of work, damages to legal record - the list is endless. The payout would be extraordinary.

Dogmatic religion, providing excuses for oppression for over nineteen centuries...
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:10 pm

TDKs wrote:Ice cream cone? Really? Does it matter if it has icecream in, or not?

Can you imagine the resulting lawsuits from this though? Unfair incarnation, reputational damage from criminal proceedings, possible loss of work, damages to legal record - the list is endless. The payout would be extraordinary.

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I can't wait to see that one! I'm assuming the person suing would be a Buddhist? :fsm_rock:
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby TDKs on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:18 am

*blows raspberries*
Phone autocorrect - incarceration.
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Re: What the hell is this crap?!

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Looks like it's on its way to the Supreme Court. I can't imagine anything this foolish surviving at that level.

That article wrote:A practicing Baptist minister, Riner is solely devoted to his faith--even when that directly conflicts with his job as state representative. He has often been at the center of unconstitutional and expensive controversies throughout his 26 years in office. In the last ten years, for example, the state has spent more than $160,000 in string of losing court cases against the American Civil Liberties Union over the state’s decision to display the Ten Commandments in public buildings, legislation that Riner sponsored.


Good thing Kentucky has a budget surplus, and a policy that dedicates excess funds "primarily for the purpose of necessary governmental expenses". Because what could be more necessary than defending against lawsuits regarding the single most blatantly unconstitutional law imaginable?

How is it even possible to be that dumb? I mean I could literally, right now, go into the bottom of my sock drawer and pull out an old, mostly-worn-out sock, ask it about the constitutionality of this crap, and it would immediately and decisively slam this Riner guy with a pithy remark and aspersions about his ancestry. Good thing today's a drinking day. :drinking:
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