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(TwinCities.com)   In Minnesota only the Legislature may now name constitutional amendments put up for vote on a ballot. Surely Fark can come up with some interesting ones   (twincities.com) divider line 26
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2012-08-28 09:08:51 AM  
Howbout "Resolution to recognize Subby didn't RTFA"?
 
2012-08-28 10:35:07 AM  
"A Constitutional Amendment to Give All Residents a Free Unicorn and Pots of Gold"
 
2012-08-28 10:37:48 AM  
The "Barefoot and in the Kitchen" amendment ensures that women stay in the kitchen at all times with the exception of birthing young'ins and bringing ingredients for sandwich making.
 
2012-08-28 10:39:31 AM  
"A Constitutional Amendment of Cognitive Dissonance."

"A Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate The Use of Logic"
 
2012-08-28 10:39:33 AM  
FTFA: "Page was elected to his seat; Paul Anderson was appointed by Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. The four justices in the majority -- Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, G. Barry Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and David Stras -- were appointed by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty."

Why am I not surprised?
 
2012-08-28 10:41:23 AM  

qorkfiend: FTFA: "Page was elected to his seat; Paul Anderson was appointed by Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. The four justices in the majority -- Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, G. Barry Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and David Stras -- were appointed by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty."

Why am I not surprised?


Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.
 
2012-08-28 10:42:34 AM  

mainsail: Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.


That's the problem when your governor is perpetually running for a higher office.

/and not succeeding
 
2012-08-28 10:42:49 AM  
FARK THE GOP, quite screwing with my state.
 
2012-08-28 10:44:28 AM  

Serious Black: "A Constitutional Amendment to Give All Residents a Free Unicorn and Pots of Gold"


The Leprechaun Lobby will never let it pass.
 
2012-08-28 10:46:34 AM  

qorkfiend: FTFA: "Page was elected to his seat; Paul Anderson was appointed by Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. The four justices in the majority -- Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, G. Barry Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and David Stras -- were appointed by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty."

Why am I not surprised?


Because you are jaded and cynical.
 
2012-08-28 10:47:28 AM  
From this day forward the use of the term "bag of milk" shall be punishable by catapult.
 
2012-08-28 10:49:21 AM  
"A Constitutional Amendment of Requiring Photographic Identification if one desires not to be Legitimately Raped for the purpose of voting for The Black Guy"
 
2012-08-28 10:51:52 AM  

mainsail: Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.


Ok, how about this. A left-wing legislature passes an overwhelming healthcare bill designed to make public all healthcare as part of it, there would be no private healthcare available, they name it the Healthcare For All Act. A single person who decides what the names on ballots will be titles it "The Vote to Criminalize Private Healthcare".

Your response would be?
 
2012-08-28 10:52:52 AM  

mainsail: qorkfiend: FTFA: "Page was elected to his seat; Paul Anderson was appointed by Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. The four justices in the majority -- Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, G. Barry Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and David Stras -- were appointed by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty."

Why am I not surprised?

Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.


So, standard procedure for a Republican governor?
 
2012-08-28 10:59:47 AM  
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Watch out guys, we're dealing with a couple of badasses over here.
 
2012-08-28 11:02:48 AM  

Mrbogey: mainsail: Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.

Ok, how about this. A left-wing legislature passes an overwhelming healthcare bill designed to make public all healthcare as part of it, there would be no private healthcare available, they name it the Healthcare For All Act. A single person who decides what the names on ballots will be titles it "The Vote to Criminalize Private Healthcare".

Your response would be?


Personally, I think the losing side should have the right to name the bill, in both the legislature and as initiatives.

/It would be easy to set up, and while we still might get crap like the PATRIOT act, it would probably be called something a lot more accurate and amusing.
 
2012-08-28 11:03:20 AM  
Minnesota? Hah! More like Minnepop.
 
2012-08-28 11:25:44 AM  
How about they give the bill to a nonpartisan copy-editor, who actually combs through the bill and gives it a non-bullshiatty name based on the contents of the bill? You know, if there are any copy-editors left in MN (Star-Trib?).

I know, it's crazy - we'd end up with "The All-Surveillance, All the Time" bill (PATRIOT), "No More Unfettered Internet, and Start Paying Royalties on Everything" (SOPA), "New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Paid For in the Most Back-Asswardly Way Possible" (Med D), "This isn't a Government Health Plan, but Everyone Thinks it Is" (PPACA). Copy editors are a snarky bunch.
 
2012-08-28 11:26:11 AM  
You guys get titles? We just get numbers.

\Luckily, we also have a law that voting No always keeps the status quo, to prevent taking advantage of people who only skim the text.
 
2012-08-28 11:35:43 AM  
A Resolution to give up on democracy and simply disenfranchise the voters of the other side.
 
2012-08-28 11:49:29 AM  
In this day and age, especially with electronic voting quickly becoming the norm, any proposition should have an independently-verified descriptive title that can be linked to the full text of the proposition so that the voter can peruse it in full before voting. For paper ballots, the voting booth should have a copy of all propositions bound and affixed to each booth.
 
2012-08-28 12:00:15 PM  

blahpers: In this day and age, especially with electronic voting quickly becoming the norm, any proposition should have an independently-verified descriptive title that can be linked to the full text of the proposition so that the voter can peruse it in full before voting. For paper ballots, the voting booth should have a copy of all propositions bound and affixed to each booth.


Wait... is Louisiana the only state that has a detailed explanation for each amendment posted in their polling stations visible from every entrance?
 
2012-08-28 12:57:21 PM  
Minnesota I am disappoint.

/gonna be years before we get Pawlenty's stench out of the state.
 
2012-08-28 04:35:52 PM  

Mrbogey: blahpers: In this day and age, especially with electronic voting quickly becoming the norm, any proposition should have an independently-verified descriptive title that can be linked to the full text of the proposition so that the voter can peruse it in full before voting. For paper ballots, the voting booth should have a copy of all propositions bound and affixed to each booth.

Wait... is Louisiana the only state that has a detailed explanation for each amendment posted in their polling stations visible from every entrance?


We certainly don't have any such thing at our polling place. All we get is the one sentence blurb. I usually abstain from voting on them if I haven't already done my research on the topic.
 
2012-08-28 06:36:48 PM  

blahpers: We certainly don't have any such thing at our polling place. All we get is the one sentence blurb. I usually abstain from voting on them if I haven't already done my research on the topic.


We get the short version on the ballot but the full text of the amendment is posted on the doorway to the polling place. I usually spend 10-15 minutes reading and deciding before I go in if it's something I wasn't aware of being up for a vote.
 
2012-08-30 01:11:25 PM  

Mrbogey: mainsail: Yeah. TPaw strikes again. Mulleted stuffed shirt screwed this state for years to come.

Ok, how about this. A left-wing legislature passes an overwhelming healthcare bill designed to make public all healthcare as part of it, there would be no private healthcare available, they name it the Healthcare For All Act. A single person who decides what the names on ballots will be titles it "The Vote to Criminalize Private Healthcare".

Your response would be?


To wake up and vow never to eat pizza before bed ever again.
 
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