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Old 03-23-2019, 07:27 AM
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What type of crazy people do we have in the legislature?

"A succinct, two-section bill introduced this week in the Georgia General Assembly would make men 55 and older self-report each and every time they e******** — immediately, to the nearest law enforcement agency...."

"...Kendrick has represented Georgia’s 93rd District in the Assembly since she was elected in 2010 at age 27, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. HB 604 was co-sponsored by Cannon, Renitta Shannon, Donna McLeod and Sandra Scott...."

I don't want this to cross any lines, so you can read the link if you can't figure out what the e word is.
Obviously those 5 Democrats are being sarcastic, but how nuts do you have to be to even think up something like this and introduce it?

 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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They aren't nutter than the folks who came up with fetal heartbeat bill.

Give me a break.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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https://www.macon.com/news/state/geo...227531269.html

What type of crazy people do we have in the legislature?

"A succinct, two-section bill introduced this week in the Georgia General Assembly would make men 55 and older self-report each and every time they e******** — immediately, to the nearest law enforcement agency...."

"...Kendrick has represented Georgia’s 93rd District in the Assembly since she was elected in 2010 at age 27, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. HB 604 was co-sponsored by Cannon, Renitta Shannon, Donna McLeod and Sandra Scott...."

I don't want this to cross any lines, so you can read the link if you can't figure out what the e word is.
Obviously those 5 Democrats are being sarcastic, but how nuts do you have to be to even think up something like this and introduce it?
Put purely & simply (you already admitted to the sarcasm of the intent of the bill) this is completely an exercise designed to point out via the outrageous nature of it's main precept as to how men have, & still want to via legislation, desired to control women's bodies & reproductive choices via laws & past standards of patriarchal societal rule.

If you can't admit that this male control is and has been true, but yet are deeming this sarcastic bill as a response to that current situation as "crazy" to use your words, are you perhaps being hypocritical?

In terms of laws that have guided or controlled reproductive rights and women's bodies & choices, it's men who have ruled over women & not women who have ruled over men & I happen to think that's a bit unjust & "nuts" to use your word. This is2019 and not 1719!

Georgia conservatives are championing a fetal "heartbeat" bill that if enacted into law, would be among the strictest anti-abortion legislation in the nation; legislation that seems destined to end up in the courts & cost Georgia tax $$$$ to defend before probably being struck down as has recently happened in other states that defended their new extremely restrictive "fetal heartbeat" laws.

From my point of view, what really is a shame & a bit "nuts" is how social conservatives & their abetting republican politicians continue to want to enforce their own standards of morality & religious tenets on everyone else.

It's another unfortunate sign of how that party, the one that I grew up in but have had to leave, has made so many choices that have made it unrecognizable from it's once historically respectable status known as the GOP.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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https://www.macon.com/news/state/geo...227531269.html

What type of crazy people do we have in the legislature?

"A succinct, two-section bill introduced this week in the Georgia General Assembly would make men 55 and older self-report each and every time they e******** — immediately, to the nearest law enforcement agency...."

"...Kendrick has represented Georgia’s 93rd District in the Assembly since she was elected in 2010 at age 27, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. HB 604 was co-sponsored by Cannon, Renitta Shannon, Donna McLeod and Sandra Scott...."

I don't want this to cross any lines, so you can read the link if you can't figure out what the e word is.
Obviously those 5 Democrats are being sarcastic, but how nuts do you have to be to even think up something like this and introduce it?

Please don't be so dense. This legislation was created to shine a light on how ridiculous the backwards fetal heartbeat bill is. They're trying to show what it would look like if legistlators tried to control mens bodies the same way the crazed hillbillies at the gold dome are doing to women now. The fact that you actually tried to post it and use it as some example of Democrats "jumping the shark" is sad.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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It's just a protest bill.

I think by far the biggest travesty about our legislature is how much money is not spent on healthcare, education and other necessary services.

YET... They pass this fetal heartbeat bill, which regardless of what your political stance on it is, is a complete waste of money because they will have to pay a legal team to defend the measure in court. Which it can't possibly win because the Supreme Court has already spoken on these types of laws. So they're basically just wasting taxpayer money so they can pay lawyers to go to court and say, "We don't like the Supreme Court's ruling!"

What a waste.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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Thank you Forhall & ATLTJL for your additional comments here with which I agree.


I almost suggested in my post that the op consider making an adjustment to the thread title given how obvious it was that the intent of the legislation was not that it be passed or made into law. It was making a point purely & simply, as I put it in my own post. Irony is often lost upon those most intended to see & consider it.

If it had been a serious legislative proposal then yes, it would have been a "jump the shark" moment as the op put it but it wasn't & it isn't. As such, a false flag title like "truly jumping the shark" is at a minimum an unfortunate choice of phraseology more likely than not to lead to eye-rolling responses.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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https://www.macon.com/news/state/geo...227531269.html

What type of crazy people do we have in the legislature?

"A succinct, two-section bill introduced this week in the Georgia General Assembly would make men 55 and older self-report each and every time they e******** — immediately, to the nearest law enforcement agency...."

"...Kendrick has represented Georgia’s 93rd District in the Assembly since she was elected in 2010 at age 27, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. HB 604 was co-sponsored by Cannon, Renitta Shannon, Donna McLeod and Sandra Scott...."

I don't want this to cross any lines, so you can read the link if you can't figure out what the e word is.
Obviously those 5 Democrats are being sarcastic, but how nuts do you have to be to even think up something like this and introduce it?
I think that the bill that you are referring to (Georgia House Bill 604 a.k.a. "The Sperm Bill") is a bill that is being pushed forth by some female metro Atlanta Democratic Georgia legislators as an act of protest against the highly controversial Georgia House Bill 481 (a.k.a. "The Heartbeat Bill") which bans virtually all elective abortions after six weeks.

HB 481 passed the Georgia Senate on Friday and will head back to the Georgia House for final legislative approval before heading to the desk of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp where it will be signed into Georgia state law.

Georgia Senate passes anti-abortion 'heartbeat bill' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Likewise, as HB 604 ("The Sperm Bill") was filed by some female metro Atlanta Democratic legislators as a protest in response to the filing and advancement of HB 481 ("The Heartbeat Bill"), HB 481 itself was said to be filed and advanced in the Georgia Legislature in response to some legislative bills that reportedly expanded access to abortion in the blue states of New York and Virginia earlier this year.

While HB 481 ("The Heartbeat Bill") will most assuredly be signed into Georgia state law by Governor Kemp in coming weeks, the progressive metro Atlanta female Democrat-backed HB 604 ("The Sperm Bill") has absolutely no chance of passage in a Georgia General Assembly governing body dominated by deeply-conservative exurban and rural male Republican legislators.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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It's just a protest bill.

I think by far the biggest travesty about our legislature is how much money is not spent on healthcare, education and other necessary services.

YET... They pass this fetal heartbeat bill, which regardless of what your political stance on it is, is a complete waste of money because they will have to pay a legal team to defend the measure in court. Which it can't possibly win because the Supreme Court has already spoken on these types of laws. So they're basically just wasting taxpayer money so they can pay lawyers to go to court and say, "We don't like the Supreme Court's ruling!"

What a waste.
this seems like my position on this. it's kind of like, not my business i feel like. i think it's weird i'm expected to have a political position on this (abortion), it seems like something that's private. i mean, i have heard a case where a woman was forced to carry a dead child to term because of an abortion law. it seems like people don't really know enough about the ins-and-outs of all of this to legislate it. it's just posturing.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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A sarcastic and humorous response meant to draw light to the actual bad and deadly serious legislation put forth by Georgia Republicans. It makes Republicans look like nuts, not Democrats.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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this seems like my position on this. it's kind of like, not my business i feel like. i think it's weird i'm expected to have a political position on this (abortion), it seems like something that's private. i mean, i have heard a case where a woman was forced to carry a dead child to term because of an abortion law. it seems like people don't really know enough about the ins-and-outs of all of this to legislate it. it's just posturing.
It's not just posturing.

The backers of this bill have been explicit in stating that the intent of this bill is for it to get to the U.S. Supreme Court so that it will be the bill that challenges and overturns the 1973 landmark Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationally.
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