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(Richmond Times-Dispatch)   Virginia creating a standard set of procedures to better identify concussions among high school athletes. Go ahead and guess which party the five folks against it were. Go on, guess   (timesdispatch.com) divider line 20
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2013-02-19 07:54:52 AM  
Yes, but they're concerned about slippery slopes. If you understood how slippery slopes work the same way Republicans do, you'd be concerned, too, subby. Most slippery slopes begin with something fairly innocuous, which in this case is having kids checked for concussions. But then before you know it we're requiring thicker helmets, and then thicker pads, and then they're not allowed to tackle anymore, and then they replace the grass with foam, and the ball with a cheesecloth, and then someone realizes how sexist it is to have girl cheerleaders so they remove those and the boys have nobody to date, so they start having sex with each other, which leads to gay marriage and, eventually, orgies involving the school mascot (usually some sort of animal, in some cases even -- you guessed it -- turtles. So I think you'd agree now that their concerns are justified.
 
2013-02-19 09:18:06 AM  
More brain-damaged kids leads inevitably to more Republican-voting adults. Ergo....
 
2013-02-19 09:19:17 AM  
I'm glad that I can come to the sports tab first thing in the morning and get my daily dose of anti-republican propaganda. That's two days in a row where I didn't have to wait until I viewed the main page to see what that party did wrong. Thanks for being so efficient, Fark!

/At least today it was a story that wasn't actually posted to the politics tab
/not an (R)
/not a (D) either
/just want sports
 
2013-02-19 09:50:36 AM  
To be fair, the bill passed the senate (which is half republicans)  with a 40-0  vote and the five negative votes were for referring it to the floor of the house from committee. But, seriously, what the hell republicans? If you're going to argue that making people to something is a slippery slope to making them do anything in the future, then just go home and stop making laws.
 
2013-02-19 10:01:49 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Yes, but they're concerned about slippery slopes. If you understood how slippery slopes work the same way Republicans do, you'd be concerned, too, subby. Most slippery slopes begin with something fairly innocuous, which in this case is having kids checked for concussions. But then before you know it we're requiring thicker helmets, and then thicker pads, and then they're not allowed to tackle anymore, and then they replace the grass with foam, and the ball with a cheesecloth, and then someone realizes how sexist it is to have girl cheerleaders so they remove those and the boys have nobody to date, so they start having sex with each other, which leads to gay marriage and, eventually, orgies involving the school mascot (usually some sort of animal, in some cases even -- you guessed it -- turtles. So I think you'd agree now that their concerns are justified.


Others may come and try. But you, sir, are still the MAN.
 
2013-02-19 10:28:53 AM  
"Once you start down that slippery slope, there are all kinds of things we're going to tell them to do," said Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Augusta

He sounds like a committed libertarian that can't wait to ban abortion and outlaw the teaching of evolution.
 
2013-02-19 10:31:52 AM  

skrame: I'm glad that I can come to the sports tab first thing in the morning and get my daily dose of anti-republican propaganda. That's two days in a row where I didn't have to wait until I viewed the main page to see what that party did wrong. Thanks for being so efficient, Fark!

/At least today it was a story that wasn't actually posted to the politics tab
/not an (R)
/not a (D) either
/just want sports


We're not bashing Republicans, we're mocking a retarded person.

See the difference?
 
2013-02-19 11:27:11 AM  
Before we get off too far into derpland, here's the deal - they already passed a law that makes schools have a concussion policy.  Now they're extending it to any private group that uses school property.  So your three on three tournament that plays in the high school gym now has to have a concussion policy.  Your little kid tee ball league that plays on the high school softball field has to have a concussion policy.

Personally, I think this is a good idea, simply because the idea is to stop youth concussions, and kids can get concussions just as easily at a game their dad coaches as at any school-sponsored game.  It's the activity, not the organization, that presents the risk.  And it's not like this is an onerous burden, either - dealing with a concussion is a fairly straightforward policy to write up and implement, since it's basically "take them out, drink lots of fluids, stay awake, and go to the hospital" just like damn near every other injury more severe than a sprained ankle.
 
2013-02-19 11:34:53 AM  

insano: To be fair, the bill passed the senate (which is half republicans)  with a 40-0  vote and the five negative votes were for referring it to the floor of the house from committee. But, seriously, what the hell republicans? If you're going to argue that making people to something is a slippery slope to making them do anything in the future, then just go home and stop making laws.


So the were against it before they were for it?

Really, it allows them to try to block the bill without having to actually go on record as such. Which is a thing I hate in politics.
 
2013-02-19 11:35:58 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: We're not bashing Republicans, we're mocking a retarded person.

See the difference?


Apparently pointing out an objective fact about a person's voting record is now 'bashing' them.
 
2013-02-19 11:45:23 AM  

Deneb81: insano: To be fair, the bill passed the senate (which is half republicans)  with a 40-0  vote and the five negative votes were for referring it to the floor of the house from committee. But, seriously, what the hell republicans? If you're going to argue that making people to something is a slippery slope to making them do anything in the future, then just go home and stop making laws.

So the were against it before they were for it?

Really, it allows them to try to block the bill without having to actually go on record as such. Which is a thing I hate in politics.


Well, they will probably go on record and vote against it, having already voted not to refer it from committee.  I'm just saying that there are at least some reasonable republicans on this issue, in the senate at least.
 
2013-02-19 11:46:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Yes, but they're concerned about slippery slopes. If you understood how slippery slopes work the same way Republicans do, you'd be concerned, too, subby. Most slippery slopes begin with something fairly innocuous, which in this case is having kids checked for concussions. But then before you know it we're requiring thicker helmets, and then thicker pads, and then they're not allowed to tackle anymore, and then they replace the grass with foam, and the ball with a cheesecloth, and then someone realizes how sexist it is to have girl cheerleaders so they remove those and the boys have nobody to date, so they start having sex with each other, which leads to gay marriage and, eventually, orgies involving the school mascot (usually some sort of animal, in some cases even -- you guessed it -- turtles. So I think you'd agree now that their concerns are justified.


Comment of the year.
 
2013-02-19 12:24:14 PM  

skrame: I'm glad that I can come to the sports tab first thing in the morning and get my daily dose of anti-republican propaganda. That's two days in a row where I didn't have to wait until I viewed the main page to see what that party did wrong. Thanks for being so efficient, Fark!

/At least today it was a story that wasn't actually posted to the politics tab
/not an (R)
/not a (D) either
/just want sports


Hm, guess I'm missing which part was propaganda? Were there not 5 senators who voted against it? Were they not all from the same party? I think that's just kind of pointing something out that's silly & ridiculous. Who is against this? People who love freedom, I guess. The FREEDOM to bonk your head & keep playing because your coach/parent/whoever thinks you should man up & quit whining.

Slippery slope arguments are dumb & the inimitable Pocket Ninja was once again perfect in pointing out how & why.
 
2013-02-19 12:42:21 PM  
Yes, but they're concerned about slippery slopes. If you understood how slippery slopes work the same way Republicans do, you'd be concerned, too, subby. Most slippery slopes begin with something fairly innocuous, which in this case is having kids checked for concussions. But then before you know it we're requiring thicker helmets, and then thicker pads, and then they're not allowed to tackle anymore, and then they replace the grass with foam, and the ball with a cheesecloth, and then someone realizes how sexist it is to have girl cheerleaders so they remove those and the boys have nobody to date, so they start having sex with each other, which leads to gay marriage and, eventually, orgies involving the school mascot (usually some sort of animal, in some cases even -- you guessed it -- turtles. So I think you'd agree now that their concerns are justified.


You're right, of course. Nothing has ever led to anything else. Let's pass that legislation. After all, think of the children!
 
2013-02-19 12:55:43 PM  
You know what else I think is funny? The party that champions short-sightedness is also the one afraid of slippery slopes. The party that can't figure out less taxes > crumbling infrastructure > burden on commerce is just CONVINCED that concussion checks > turtle sex.

USA GOP: Creating their own reality since at leeeeeeeast 2000.
 
2013-02-19 01:42:08 PM  
I dunno I'd have to see the wording of the bill.  For example if it requires an MD to be on the sidelines that could be cost prohibitive to smaller leagues.  So instead of passing a law that makes the HS law apply they should create a new one to tailor to these leagues, like any head injury requires a visit to an ER or MD to sign off on play instead of requiring a doctor be present.

But yeah the basic reasoning in the article is stupid
 
2013-02-19 02:50:59 PM  
After all, think of the children!

In this case it is the children who are being protected and rightfully so.
 
2013-02-19 03:48:29 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Yes, but they're concerned about slippery slopes. If you understood how slippery slopes work the same way Republicans do, you'd be concerned, too, subby. Most slippery slopes begin with something fairly innocuous, which in this case is having kids checked for concussions. But then before you know it we're requiring thicker helmets, and then thicker pads, and then they're not allowed to tackle anymore, and then they replace the grass with foam, and the ball with a cheesecloth, and then someone realizes how sexist it is to have girl cheerleaders so they remove those and the boys have nobody to date, so they start having sex with each other, which leads to gay marriage and, eventually, orgies involving the school mascot (usually some sort of animal, in some cases even -- you guessed it -- turtles. So I think you'd agree now that their concerns are justified.


Reminder: Favorite this man.
 
2013-02-19 06:40:02 PM  
Why is this in the sports tab?
 
2013-02-20 12:27:36 PM  

mikaloyd: Why is this in the sports tab?


Uh.... because of the uh.... implications on the young 'uns playing sports? It is technically sports-related, I guess.
 
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