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- Every judge, jury & executioner
- All elected officials, local, state & Federal
- Yo' mama
- All the att'ys.
- Every last policeman, soldier, sailor, marine & airman (Hell, anyone who wears a uniform, including the U.P.S. guy!)
- People who produce
- People who consume
- The 1%, the 2% & the 3%
What brought this on? (WHAT, I NEED AN EXCUSE TO BE RABID?) This:
Say, how's that work, anyway? Maybe the clue is that Reason is clever, not actually smart. Because I'd as soon shove most Reason commenters & writers into a wood chipper too.
Mmm ... should the F.B.I. be looking into the threats against the judiciary in Kansas that the Sunflower State's idiot governor, Brownback, has been making?
Also the tricky question of intent:
Need the F.B.I. snoop at my financial activity to confirm I've actually/recently purchased a wood-chipper before they send thugs to "interview" & kill me as they so often do? I'd sure as shootin' like to have shoved these murdering agents & officers into a wood-chipper; instead they remain free to continue killing.The subpoena raises several First Amendment issues, such as whether the comments rise to the level of a “true threat” or are protected free speech. The Supreme Court recently ruled that “true threats” must be made with some knowledge or intent that the threat will be taken seriously.
Kimberly Chow, an attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said the comments on Reason clearly fall within the internet’s regular, if outrageous and often vile, discourse.
“In terms of the comments, everybody knows the internet is a forum where exaggeration and hyperbole take place,” Chow told BuzzFeed News. “These comments are in that category. Nobody believes that these people are going to go and put this judge in a wood chipper.”
In conclusion, my fellow Americans, I will defend to your death your right to threaten to shove anybody into a wood chipper, feet first. At any time, in any place, ever. First fucking Amendment, F.B.I.!