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Uh, New Jersey is doing something bad.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Indi86, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    As long as everyone plays nice, this won't be a problem. It is sad though that there is a need to legislate good behavior. :rolleyes:

  3. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    Pathetic. :spit:
    :rollno: Good thing I don't live in Jersey.

  4. I don't know how the US legal system works...is this already passed? Or does it need to be passed? If it were in the UK it would have to be passed by parliament...which in this case would be unlikely.
  5. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    The statute as written is sweepingly broad. So broad it won't
    stand up in court.

    Does New Jersey have the power to legislate rules that
    affect businesses in other states or countries? Do they
    have the power to enforce it against a provider in Las Vegas
    NV, or London? Do they have the power to abrogate free
    speech? Not very likely.

    The power to legislate laws that materially affects interstate
    commerce is reserved constitutionally to the Congress.
    I would argue that the broad scope of this proposal
    overlaps Federal authority and is unconstitutional as a result.

    This won't be the first silly season in State Legislatures.
    One of the better examples of stupidity was when
    Indiana passed 67 to 0 a law defining the value of Pi as
    a rational number, 3.2 namely, as someone was unable
    to conceive of the concept of an irrational number.
    There were also a number of other defined values in the
    same bill.


    Yeah, legislate away. Personally, I am in favor of a law
    increasing the speed of light. Why should it take 4 years
    to get to the nearest star? I think it should only take a
    month. That way I can get there before the real estate
    market goes up.
  6. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Lots of idiocy is intorduced in lots of governing bodies in a legislative session. Most of them don't pass, and I believe they're not expected to. I think they get introduced mostly so candidate X can say they're concerned about issue Y, and darn it, opponent Z doesn't care, they voted against it!
  7. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    You said it Jab!

    As written, if you call someone a poofter online and it makes them cry, then even the PROVIDER could be sued for the trauma by the poofter.

    ERRRRRRR I mean, plaintiff.

    This is only legislative posturing. If you agree and live in Jersey, call the constituant relations office and tell them you think so.

    Otherwise ignore it, thats what it deserves.

    Thanks to the mods for allowing this mildly "politcal" thread to stay up.
  8. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I thought you were going to talk about the spots in new jersey where all you can see until the horizon is factories and manufacturing plants. I have to pass them whenever I go there and we have to roll the windows up and turn the air off as we go throug because it smells so bad.
  9. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    yea, that helps... :spit:

    but they made light of it on the news the other day. holdin' my breath.
  10. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    ha! 'All your circles are belong to us' :rolleyes:
  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I have heard that the Texas legislature holds a special
    place in history as well, when they are not in
    Oklahoma motels.
  12. Nah. With 3.2, you would end up with a spiral.

    That is just ridiculous legislation. That won't be able to stand up in court. I think it might even be unconstitutional (state, not federal level)

    Rock on
  13. Better get it out of your system before this law takes effect, fellas. I'll start us off: Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi regularly has carnal relations with hoofed animals
  14. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    I heard he had a kiddi-porn dungeon.
  15. Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi once kicked Mother Theresa down the stairs, using shoes made of dead puppy carcasses. These puppies were clubbed to death the previous week by Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi.
  16. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Assemblyman Peter Biondi > Chuck Norris.
  17. Whoa!! Let's not go saying anything we might regret later!!:eek:

    Who's Assemblyman Peter j. Biodi?

    Rock on
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Check the link in the first post.
  19. Aha. Nice touch. Here's mine contribution.

    The world is in chaos. Poverty, crime, disease, war, all of these can be traced to Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi. He is the root cause for all of the evils that perpetrate our world, from famine and pestilence, to Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen. He is worse than S.P.E.C.T.R.E. He is worse than the old Soviet government. He is worse than Pauly Shore!! He is the true and all-encompassing spawn of evil.

    And he smells funny.

    Rock on