The presidential buffoon burnishes his anti-constitutional credentials:
It’s no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. In other words, it’s OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.
This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two years in prison.
I have already directed my lawyer to take fake names and harass ISPs preparatory to filing charges against people annoying me. I’m particularly interested in nailing some of those very annoying Hollywood “stars” who post on the Huffer Puffer under names that are manifestly not their legal names.
Freedom of speech? What freedom of speech? How would I know what’s free speech? It’s now official. Even being an extreme skeptic of the compassionate conservative I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but George Bush is a worse president than Bill Clinton. Despite reading Juvenal, I hadn’t truly realized that the breakdown of a civilization could prove so massively entertaining.
Embrace the lunacy of latter-day America! Feel the incipient madness! And laugh, laugh like a hyena on crack, because the mighty are falling and they don’t even know it yet.