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(The Daily Dolt)   You may want to rethink that Carlos Danger Twitter parody account if you live in Starkville, Mississippi   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 48
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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-14 08:34:17 AM
The lawyers are already lining up at a chance to pull this one....

I hope these self-important large fish in small ponds get to have a good time in court...
 
2013-08-14 08:34:33 AM
Sgt. Durr, you say?

Would that be Sgt. Hurr Durr?
 
2013-08-14 08:36:48 AM
"Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".
 
2013-08-14 08:39:48 AM
This is an outrage.
 
2013-08-14 08:40:19 AM

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: "Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".


He likely just wanted the account shut down and the person to stop. By threatening legal action the person did stop and the account was deleted. So I guess he wins?
 
2013-08-14 08:40:58 AM
In other news the Starkville, Mississippi police department will be laying off officers to pay for a large settlement
 
2013-08-14 08:41:48 AM

eyemarten: Sgt. Durr, you say?

Would that be Sgt. Hurr Durr?


Yep.  He reports to Sgt. Wharrgarbl
 
2013-08-14 08:43:21 AM
According to a recent poll I conducted this law has zero percent popularity.
 
2013-08-14 08:46:21 AM
Should we be surprised now that one clown making fun of Obama has apparently ruined the future of an entire rodeo?
 
2013-08-14 08:46:28 AM
I've heard they they also have a pretty strict curfew (and they're bound to get you)


heroeslegendsicons.com
 
2013-08-14 08:50:56 AM
Came for Johnny, leaving satisfied.

And oh, Starkville, MS ... this is for you....

www.freshnewsound.org
 
2013-08-14 08:53:04 AM
Starkville grocery stores are no longer allowed to picture these in their newspaper ads. Just too political.

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-14 09:07:47 AM
Sure would be a shame if countless individuals across the country created actual offensive parody accounts of these guys.
 
2013-08-14 09:09:18 AM
Whatever politicians who proposed, wrote, or voted for this law should be held personally liable for the financial costs of when they get struck down as un-Constitutional.
 
2013-08-14 09:12:56 AM
I hope the FBI begins an ongoing investigation into this politician and the police officers investigating someone exercising their freedom of expression.
 
2013-08-14 09:13:03 AM
Carlos Danger sounds like the Mexican Jaeger that never made it into Pacific Rim....
 
2013-08-14 09:13:44 AM
"Hey, Cletus! That darn twitter account is done makin' fun of us again! We should do something before more people find out about it and it make us look bad! Send out the sheriff to go arrest that SOB."
 
2013-08-14 09:15:22 AM
This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time, by the way. It may be your state's right to elect people who govern according to the voices in their heads, but it's not your right to use their delusions as the basis for issuing illegal edicts against other people.
 
2013-08-14 09:15:48 AM
The guy who created the parody accounts dun goofed. The Internet Police will be after him now.
 
2013-08-14 09:19:29 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Whatever politicians who proposed, wrote, or voted for this law should be held personally liable for the financial costs of when they get struck down as un-Constitutional.


Illegal impersonation laws are legitimate laws meant to protect people from measurable harm both on and offline. You wouldn't want it to be legal for somebody to impersonate, say, a doctor or to impersonate you for the purposes of damaging your reputation.

This isn't a problem law, it's a plainly illegal use of a perfectly legitimate law to harass and intimidate a political detractor.

Fark billing them, send them to prison.
 
2013-08-14 09:24:22 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sure would be a shame if countless individuals across the country created actual offensive parody accounts of these guys.


That would be a terrible shame.  And those people should definitely not talk about how much they love gay porn and trolling for young boys in public bathrooms.  I would definitely not laugh at that.

/@SgtDurr Line up boys, it's time for your cavity searches! #happytime
 
2013-08-14 09:26:57 AM

skozlaw: This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time, by the way. It may be your state's right to elect people who govern according to the voices in their heads, but it's not your right to use their delusions as the basis for issuing illegal edicts against other people.


The upside of state's rights is that their derp doesn't bleed across the border into other states.
 
2013-08-14 09:32:48 AM
Officer, I was just pickin' flowers.
 
2013-08-14 09:34:33 AM
I created a World of Warcraft character named CarlosDanger.......he's a priest.
 
2013-08-14 09:55:24 AM

skozlaw: Illegal impersonation laws are legitimate laws meant to protect people from measurable harm both on and offline. You wouldn't want it to be legal for somebody to impersonate, say, a doctor or to impersonate you for the purposes of damaging your reputation.

This isn't a problem law, it's a plainly illegal use of a perfectly legitimate law to harass and intimidate a political detractor.

Fark billing them, send them to prison.


That's the thing, though.  Most states already have laws against harmful impersonations.  This clearly isn't going to stand on 1st Amendment grounds alone.
 
2013-08-14 09:58:36 AM

W. Blitzer: This is an outrage.


It's outrageous, egregious, and superfluous! I demand satisfaction.

www.thehollywoodnews.com
 
2013-08-14 09:59:41 AM

ReverendJasen: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sure would be a shame if countless individuals across the country created actual offensive parody accounts of these guys.

That would be a terrible shame.  And those people should definitely not talk about how much they love gay porn and trolling for young boys in public bathrooms.  I would definitely not laugh at that.

/@SgtDurr Line up boys, it's time for your cavity searches! #happytime


Yes, now that a huge population of cheetoh stained basement dwellers has been alerted to the issue.. I do believe Sgt Durr will have his hands full
 
2013-08-14 10:07:50 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-14 10:16:27 AM
As someone who was born in Starkville, Mississippi, I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-08-14 10:20:56 AM

skozlaw: This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time, by the way. It may be your state's right to elect people who govern according to the voices in their heads, but it's not your right to use their delusions as the basis for issuing illegal edicts against other people.


This is the very first time (and hopefully the last time) I have ever seen anyone so completely misunderstand (or worse - perhaps willfully distort) the arguments for states' rights. The purpose of the rights of the various states to govern themselves is to allow local regulation based on culture and communal personality of the various regions in the U.S. It also presumes to protect the remainder of the country against unreasonable laws (although, in practice, most of the unreasonable laws, in my opinion, are Federal in nature) from being forced upon the entire population. You don't like the laws where you're at? First, try to change them. If you find you're at odds with your neighbors and the laws won't be changed, find another place where you do fit in - I'm sure you'll be happier when you do. There's a reason people in California don't live in Texas, and vice-versa. Californians don't want Texas' laws foisted upon them, and same goes with Texans' opinion on California's. States' rights allow for this.

You seem (or, rather, I infer that you seem) to be projecting your misconception that all local laws are horribly enacted and designed for the exploitation of the citizenry, but I would counter that the vast majority of laws - local, state, or federal - are designed to restrict and not to promote activities, and your rejection of states' rights arguments is actually a misplaced rejection of the overreaching intent of any legislation at all levels. It's the very reason a powerful centralized government is anathema to liberty - the distance (be that economic, geographic, or otherwise) between the ruling elite and the ruled is directly proportional to the restrictions on liberty of the ruled population compared to an anarchic baseline. Now, while anarchy is nowhere near ideal, the concept of states' rights is to try and ensure the distance between the ruling class and the general population is as short as possible, so that justifiable and locally reasonable regulation can be enacted with the smallest possible footprint or effect on liberty.

From a different perspective, it's a lot harder to get rid of bad apples in a federal bureaucracy than it is to impeach a locally elected official for playing out of bounds.
 
2013-08-14 10:21:51 AM

jeffsm5111: As someone who was born in Starkville, Mississippi, I'm getting a kick...


If your parents get divorced, are they still brother and sister?

/try the veal
 
2013-08-14 10:24:10 AM
As someone who roots for Mississippi State (located in Starkville, Ms), Im getting a kick out of these replies.


content.sportslogos.net
 
2013-08-14 10:25:14 AM

Chach: Should we be surprised now that one clown making fun of Obama has apparently ruined the future of an entire rodeo?


Odds are the rodeo is going to move to a less fascist dick sucking fair.  The clown is likely to get a much higher paying job at a better rodeo.

/circle flies about in DC
 
2013-08-14 10:28:41 AM

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: "Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".


I wasn't aware that Twitter allowed parody accounts and that they were labeled as such.
 
2013-08-14 10:30:47 AM

Carth: Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: "Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".

He likely just wanted the account shut down and the person to stop. By threatening legal action the person did stop and the account was deleted. So I guess he wins?


But isn't that when you really double down and start cranking out the tweets?
 
2013-08-14 10:34:32 AM

radiumsoup: skozlaw: This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time, by the way. It may be your state's right to elect people who govern according to the voices in their heads, but it's not your right to use their delusions as the basis for issuing illegal edicts against other people.

This is the very first time (and hopefully the last time) I have ever seen anyone so completely misunderstand (or worse - perhaps willfully distort) the arguments for states' rights. The purpose of the rights of the various states to govern themselves is to allow local regulation based on culture and communal personality of the various regions in the U.S. It also presumes to protect the remainder of the country against unreasonable laws (although, in practice, most of the unreasonable laws, in my opinion, are Federal in nature) from being forced upon the entire population. You don't like the laws where you're at? First, try to change them. If you find you're at odds with your neighbors and the laws won't be changed, find another place where you do fit in - I'm sure you'll be happier when you do. There's a reason people in California don't live in Texas, and vice-versa. Californians don't want Texas' laws foisted upon them, and same goes with Texans' opinion on California's. States' rights allow for this.


I guess those unreasonable laws were those where non-white people got the same rights as white people.  The people who didn't want those laws kept using the "State's Rights" excuse.
 
2013-08-14 10:42:20 AM
As a former Bulldog, I'm getting a kick, yada, yada, yada, and it was original than the fake tweet I did.

i1089.photobucket.com


/ I expect to hear from the Tibetan police shortly
 
2013-08-14 11:01:52 AM

radiumsoup: [stuff]


Whatever you imagine states' rights to be and whatever random strawman you've enacted regarding what you imagine my thoughts on it to be, the "argument" for states' rights, at least when it makes it to national media, is typically in the form of some idiot hillbilly in Asspimple, KS trying to pass a law that subjugates a minority population which is not only not the right of a state, but the single biggest limit of a state's right to enact law. In other words, the exact OPPOSITE of a legitimate argument for states' rights.

It's almost like when people say states' rights they're intentionally being dishonest and attempting to use it as a cudgel against legitimate pushback to illegal or unfair laws while when people actually adhere to legitimate and honest uses of a state's right to enact its own legislation you don't even hear about it.

Almost like... almost like the fundamental problem isn't inherently the right of states to govern themselves but rather that when people try to use that argument it's usually done in a dishonest way as justification for an illegal action... boy... I wish that's what I'd said.

Oh, wait.

skozlaw: This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time

 
2013-08-14 11:05:48 AM

radiumsoup: skozlaw: This is why "states' rights" is a bullshiat argument 90% of the time, by the way. It may be your state's right to elect people who govern according to the voices in their heads, but it's not your right to use their delusions as the basis for issuing illegal edicts against other people.

This is the very first time (and hopefully the last time) I have ever seen anyone so completely misunderstand (or worse - perhaps willfully distort) the arguments for states' rights


He wasn't explaining the argument. He was openly mocking any semantic arguments because that's typically the reason politicians will take up the state's rights cause, and then form sweet-sounding lies to make him a presentable package. Not always, but it certainly seems like it's almost always the case when it comes to local politics. National politicians just don't care that it's how things turn out.

tl/dr: the argument is a lie 99% of the time.
 
2013-08-14 12:14:54 PM

THX 1138: eyemarten: Sgt. Durr, you say?

Would that be Sgt. Hurr Durr?

Yep.  He reports to Sgt. Wharrgarbl


I believe he reports to Maj. Wharrgarbl
 
2013-08-14 12:59:03 PM
"yeah we're hunting them night and day. We even have the boys down at the bar drawing OT in case these guys announce who they are while drinking"

Viva Starkvegas
 
2013-08-14 01:09:29 PM
does anyone remember when the renton Pd went all cartoon crazy

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2015823742_cartoonist05m.html
 
2013-08-14 01:23:14 PM
Goes without saying that your typical fundy does not understand humor and no concept of parody.
 
2013-08-14 01:34:50 PM

bigmothertucker: As someone who roots for Mississippi State (located in Starkville, Ms), Im getting a kick out of these replies.
[Mississippi State Athletics Logo]


And State's probably the only thing worthwhile in Starkville (especially when Alabama's there for its annual divisional game).
 
2013-08-14 01:35:25 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: jeffsm5111: As someone who was born in Starkville, Mississippi, I'm getting a kick...

If your parents get divorced, are they still brother and sister?

/try the veal


That's West Virginia. Get your facts straight.
 
2013-08-14 03:06:08 PM

Latinwolf: Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: "Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".

I wasn't aware that Twitter allowed parody accounts and that they were labeled as such.


Have you ever BEEN on Twitter? Jumping Jesus, there are at least 5 SportsByBrooks parody accounts. And that's just sad. Dude is a parody himself.
 
2013-08-14 06:01:19 PM
Just possibly--and that's all I'm saying--just possibly the police are "investigating" this by playing Minesweeper as they tell a reporter they're investigating it, to get Ald. Chucklewit and Ald. McPissypants off their backs.

I mean, what would that investigation look like? I somehow doubt the SPD is going to be calling in favors at the NSA or Twitter HQ, and I'm guessing  Hackers-era Angelina Jolie is not on their payroll. Their "investigation" of the statute book has probably already turned up the fact that nothing illegal was done here. So what's left?

The aldermen in question got those parody accounts because they up and fired the city manager for no reason whatsoever in a sort of weird behind-closed-doors Saturday Night Massacre kind of thing. Maybe in a perfect world the police chief would tell them to fark off and risk getting fired himself, but if he's just pretending to investigate while making the jerk-off motion, that wouldn't be so bad.
 
2013-08-14 08:42:23 PM

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: "Little was so outraged that he demanded the person behind the handles be prosecuted for 'illegal impersonation,'"

Yeah, good luck with that, especially since the accounts were clearly labeled "parody".


Not to mention, the parody was of a politican-- precisely the sort of situation the First Amendment was created for. This will be fun to watch. If there was ever a textbook case of someone's freedom of speech being violated, here we have it. Granted, Twitter is perfectly within its rights to suspend whatever account they wish. The police being sent after the person behind the account is another situation entirely.
 
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