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(Slate)   Tennessee Teabagger and sometimes Birther wants all the state's sex offenders to have the words SEX OFFENDER stamped in red on their license plates. Hey, at least he's not going after the gays   (slate.com) divider line 164
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2014-02-28 01:53:44 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Oldiron_79: Ed Grubermann: Oldiron_79: FirstNationalBastard: He probably thinks it will cover the gays, because he probably thinks all gays are sex offenders.

Not all gay men want to fark little boys, but all men that want to fark little boys are gay.

This has been shown to not be true.

How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

I don't know. Ask the happily married man with a wife and three kids why he likes to fark little boys.


"Happily" - not sure you know the definition.
 
2014-02-28 01:53:51 PM  

factoryconnection: Mugato: For one thing, until they can specify what the offense was, the "sex offender" designation is meaningless. Did the guy rape a kid or was he caught behind the Viper Room taking a piss? And if these people did their time, they're supposed to move on with their lives or else keep them in prison. And why this type of offense only? Why not a Scarlet Letter on murderers or drug dealers? This is shameless pandering.

/now I sound like a sex offender supporter, great

The on-line registry is a lot more fair than the mere stamp "sex offender," at least in South Carolina which I would assume is 5-10 years behind the rest of the country.  They describe the age of offense, age of victim, the crime, severity, and has designations for violence and predatory behavior.

But honestly, this license plate thing?  There's notifying the public and there's flaunting it.


If the person is sitting in a school parking lot, how would you know? Are you going to pull up their mug shot on your phone and try to compare?

If this idea is deemed to be overstepping the bounds of government, what the hell do you call our current gun control policy?
 
2014-02-28 01:55:05 PM  

the801:


Came here for this. Thank you!
 
2014-02-28 01:56:04 PM  

smoky2010: I'll have to keep an eye out for those!


They look like New Mexico Plates. Assuming that New Mexico still has the bright yellow plate with the red letters/numbers.
 
2014-02-28 01:58:26 PM  

Infernalist: Tennessee Teabagger and sometimes Birther wants all the state's sex offenders to have the words SEX OFFENDER stamped in red on their license plates. Hey, at least he's not going after the gays

Yet.

Persecution always works best at first because they never go after large groups or sympathetic groups.  It's always the maligned and distrusted groups that persecution fixates on first.

And when you protest against that persecution, you get maligned in turn, called sympathizer and abettor or closet member of that targeted group.  So people don't stand up for the persecuted out of fear.


It's easy to yell 'godwin' at my post, but this is a sincere case of similar methods and thinking to that group from the 30s and 40s.


Like the WBC and owners of "assault weapons" right?
 
2014-02-28 01:59:20 PM  

Bullseyed: If the person is sitting in a school parking lot, how would you know? Are you going to pull up their mug shot on your phone and try to compare?


The most likely perpetrator of child sex abuse is someone the family knows and trusts... including family members.  Typically (see: Jerry Sandusky) victims are screened from vulnerable families (Second Mile charity for disadvantaged youth: check) and groomed with special treatment and gifts (visits to football games et cetera: check).  While there is a threat of the random kid-snatcher out there, it is small compared to the "trusted friend" predator.

Also: this bill is for license cards, not license plates.  Most likely because license plates are for cars, cards are for people.
 
2014-02-28 01:59:41 PM  
He wants the lettering on the licenses, not the plates. And "...added that the law could also come in handy at "malls, grocery stores, retail outlets-all kinds of places where children are."

So he's saying that anyone that goes anywhere that there might be children present should be prepared to show ID.

Osato: Why not make them wear pink triangle badges instead? I mean, if you've got to persecute people based on an arbitrary distinction, you might as well go all the way and draw directly from the source of your inspiration.


Someone asked him that (although said scarlet letters) and according to TFA he replied "Well, if you thought that was necessary," Hill replied, "that would be fine."
 
2014-02-28 02:01:48 PM  
"If this idea is deemed to be overstepping the bounds of government, what the hell do you call our current gun control policy?" -- personally? changing the subject.
 
2014-02-28 02:03:53 PM  

doyner: FirstNationalBastard: He probably thinks it will cover the gays, because he probably thinks all gays are sex offenders.

Came here to say something similar.  Step one: pass licence plate law.  Step two: pass law declaring homosexuality a "sex offense."  Step three: TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY


Step two here was declared unconstitutional by a 2003 decision called Texas v. Lawrence. That case involved exactly the situation you're talking about. Two homosexuals were placed on Texas's sex offender registry after conviction for homosexual acts they performed in the privacy one of the pair's home. Texas v. Lawrence held that private non-commercial sexual relations between consenting adults fall within the scope of the Due Process Clause's privacy protections.

Conservatives lambasted the decision at the time. The right wing butthurt was epic. There were calls to impeach some members of the Supreme Court as "liberal activist judges." Those conservatives who claim they don't want to outlaw homosexuality are, in general, lying. That's exactly what they want to do. And they want to make homosexuals into sex offenders.

Of course, we do have a more conservative Supreme Court now. So were I a Republican legislator in a Teabagger state, I'd look into the possibility of criminalizing homosexual relations again.
 
2014-02-28 02:03:59 PM  
And once again, metalheads lose. They're going to get mistaken for real sex offenders, when all they're doing is trying to promote their favorite band.
 
2014-02-28 02:05:15 PM  

Calmamity: Mugato: You can't go wrong pandering to the

img.fark.net

....crowd.

Sure thing Rep. Hill. While we're at it, why don't we have license plates that say GUN OWNER, too? You know... for the children.

/gun owner


No, please no. That will only increase the likelihood of a smashed window and some jacka** rummaging through my car. Especially in parking lots where the gun must be left in the car.

/fully legal gun owner
//leave it at home when I cannot take it with me

Teabaggers...

2.bp.blogspot.com

...always looking for a reason to post this guy and express my opinion of tea baggers.
 
2014-02-28 02:06:07 PM  
To be fair, all Teabaggers should be required to stamp "INBRED" on their license plates.
 
2014-02-28 02:08:33 PM  

Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?


Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.
 
2014-02-28 02:08:53 PM  
Even putting aside the very real problem that "sex offender" can be a disturbingly broad category (e.g., an 18 year old has sex with his 17 year old girlfriend); as a general rule, I don't think that it's a good idea to provide the public with an excuse for vigilantism, even against those who might otherwise deserve it.
 
2014-02-28 02:09:01 PM  

Bullseyed: Infernalist: Tennessee Teabagger and sometimes Birther wants all the state's sex offenders to have the words SEX OFFENDER stamped in red on their license plates. Hey, at least he's not going after the gays

Yet.

Persecution always works best at first because they never go after large groups or sympathetic groups.  It's always the maligned and distrusted groups that persecution fixates on first.

And when you protest against that persecution, you get maligned in turn, called sympathizer and abettor or closet member of that targeted group.  So people don't stand up for the persecuted out of fear.

It's easy to yell 'godwin' at my post, but this is a sincere case of similar methods and thinking to that group from the 30s and 40s.

Like the WBC and owners of "assault weapons" right?


No, not really.
 
2014-02-28 02:10:42 PM  
How does probable cause work viz. traffic stops?

Would this designation on a driver's license provide fodder?
 
2014-02-28 02:11:58 PM  
and they should have to have a big red 'SO' stitched on all of their clothes!
 
2014-02-28 02:12:20 PM  

factoryconnection: Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.


Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.
 
2014-02-28 02:12:55 PM  
I guess the idea is that if you see a sex offender driving in front of you, there's a chance he'll jump out and rape you in the middle of traffic, or even molest your car autophile style.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Next idea on his agenda will probably involve literally branding gays and illegals on the forehead, and bringing back:

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-28 02:13:54 PM  
www.nytmare.org
 
2014-02-28 02:15:35 PM  

Oldiron_79: factoryconnection: Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.

Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.


Disagree.  And all too often, bigots like to smear the gay community as being pedophiles who have to 'convert' children to maintain their numbers.
 
2014-02-28 02:16:08 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Can get these plates in different colors, or with zany fonts?


It will only be available in comic sans.
 
2014-02-28 02:16:22 PM  

FlashHarry: Tennessee Teabagger? i loved that cartoon as a kid!



what was his catchphrase?  "Tennessee Teabagger will not fail?"
 
2014-02-28 02:21:10 PM  
cp found on this guys pc in 3....2.......
 
2014-02-28 02:22:22 PM  

shanrick: FlashHarry: Tennessee Teabagger? i loved that cartoon as a kid!

Him and his portly sidekick. Good times.


Tennesee Teabagger will not fail
 
2014-02-28 02:24:10 PM  

apoptotic: He wants the lettering on the licenses, not the plates. And "...added that the law could also come in handy at "malls, grocery stores, retail outlets-all kinds of places where children are."

So he's saying that anyone that goes anywhere that there might be children present should be prepared to show ID.

Osato: Why not make them wear pink triangle badges instead? I mean, if you've got to persecute people based on an arbitrary distinction, you might as well go all the way and draw directly from the source of your inspiration.

Someone asked him that (although said scarlet letters) and according to TFA he replied "Well, if you thought that was necessary," Hill replied, "that would be fine."


FTA: "
At a meeting on Wednesday, Tennessee House transportation committee chair Rep. Vince Dean pushed back against the bill. "Is it your intention to cause that person embarrassment if they, say, go to buy a pack of cigarettes or a pack of Copenhagen?" he asked, adding: "It brings to mind that, maybe, a scarlet letter put on his breast might work as well."

"Well, if you thought that was necessary," Hill replied, "that would be fine."


Hell, why not bring out the stockades at this point? Maybe a symbol they can sew onto their clothes? Maybe a star of some type?
 
2014-02-28 02:24:44 PM  

wantingout: and they should have to have a big red 'SO' stitched on all of their clothes!


Some idiot billionaire compares the treatment of the rich to Kristallnacht and Fark soils itself but it's perfectly fine to compare child rapists with Holocaust victims.

Fark amazes me
 
2014-02-28 02:25:16 PM  
Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.
But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.



Please feel free to continue to parrot pop psychology catch phrases, Dr Freud.
 
2014-02-28 02:25:44 PM  
He's a Teabagger.   He'll change his mind when he's caught jacking off guys in a public restroom.
 
2014-02-28 02:28:34 PM  
img.fark.net

ACLU to the rescue!
 
2014-02-28 02:29:30 PM  

VladTheEmailer: He's a Teabagger.   He'll change his mind when he's caught jacking off guys in a public restroom.


You mean if it comes out he's gay?

What, you think that if you're exposed as being homosexual you shouldn't propose laws to protect children?

I don't understand.
 
2014-02-28 02:29:54 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-28 02:30:38 PM  

Infernalist: Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.


Disagree.  And all too often, bigots like to smear the gay community as being pedophiles who have to 'convert' children to maintain their numbers.


Of course being gay doesn't have anything to do with being a pedophile but pretending that there aren't gay pedophiles and straight pedophiles just comes off as defensive.
 
2014-02-28 02:35:38 PM  

smoky2010: Musikslayer: smoky2010: I wish CT would do this with the people with multiple DUI's, and are still allowed to drive. Obviously they would need to use a DUI stamp, not one that says sex offender.

\My neighbor has 5 (yes 5) DUI convictions, he still has a valid drivers license in CT

In Ohio, a repeat DUI offender gets a yellow licence plate. They're purdy.

I'll have to keep an eye out for those!


It's yellow with red lettering. I used to point those out like you do Volkswagens.

/punch drunk, no punch backs!
 
2014-02-28 02:36:02 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: wantingout: and they should have to have a big red 'SO' stitched on all of their clothes!

Some idiot billionaire compares the treatment of the rich to Kristallnacht and Fark soils itself but it's perfectly fine to compare child rapists with Holocaust victims.

Fark amazes me


Since Tennessee Teabagger said "that (marking their clothes) would be fine", I suspect one of us needs our sarcasm meter calibrated. Either mine registered a false positive on wantingout's post or yours isn't working.
 
2014-02-28 02:36:07 PM  

Osato: Why not make them wear pink triangle badges instead? I mean, if you've got to persecute people based on an arbitrary distinction, you might as well go all the way and draw directly from the source of your inspiration.


Or we could just make them where a big red letter A on all their clothes.  Or really, it's the 21st century, how about just tattooing it onto their foreheads?
 
2014-02-28 02:36:25 PM  

Oldiron_79: Ed Grubermann: Oldiron_79: FirstNationalBastard: He probably thinks it will cover the gays, because he probably thinks all gays are sex offenders.

Not all gay men want to fark little boys, but all men that want to fark little boys are gay.

This has been shown to not be true.

How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?


Liberals man. They have to constantly redefine words to meet their agenda.
 
2014-02-28 02:37:31 PM  
Instead, the tag should be soldered into the sex offenders' genital areas.
 
2014-02-28 02:38:40 PM  

Oldiron_79: factoryconnection: Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.

Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.


Defining homosexuality as simply "putting tab a in hole a" regardless of the circumstances is offensive.  Homosexuality is not defined solely by anal sex.  Your mistake is qualifying the rape of a child as a sexual act, when in truth it's an act of violence, rage and an exertion of power over someone.  There is no question that SOME pedophiles may also be homosexual, but to say that all men who rape underage male children are gay is ridiculous.
 
2014-02-28 02:39:11 PM  

Mugato: Infernalist: Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.


Disagree.  And all too often, bigots like to smear the gay community as being pedophiles who have to 'convert' children to maintain their numbers.

Of course being gay doesn't have anything to do with being a pedophile but pretending that there aren't gay pedophiles and straight pedophiles just comes off as defensive.


Well, of course there are, but when you have groups that are working 'hard' to link the two in the minds of the public, you have to be careful to insist upon people being clear.

Much like just because some Jewish men are bankers, it doesn't make it okay to perpetuate the myth of all Jewish men being Bankers and financiers.
 
2014-02-28 02:39:32 PM  

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 350x261]

ACLU to the rescue!


That would be a lot more simple if the only people ever labeled as sex offenders were adults who raped small children, like your idiotic cartoon suggests.  Of course, that's not the case.   http://www.bostonreview.net/blog/youth-sex-offender-registry-hrw   There are plenty of cases well beyond but including public urination where a permanent or long term label of sex offender make no sense other than to punish someone indefinitely over something for which they have already served their time.  If you want to make sex offender a complete scarlet letter, than refine it down to the people who are actually dangerous, or don't let them out of prison.

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 640x593]


oh, nevermind, you're an idiot.
 
2014-02-28 02:40:27 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Oldiron_79: Ed Grubermann: Oldiron_79: FirstNationalBastard: He probably thinks it will cover the gays, because he probably thinks all gays are sex offenders.

Not all gay men want to fark little boys, but all men that want to fark little boys are gay.

This has been shown to not be true.

How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

I don't know. Ask the happily married man with a wife and three kids why he likes to fark little boys.


Bisexual means you have two sexualities. It isn't its own sexuality. Someone who likes to fark men and women (or boys and girls) is both hetero and homo.
 
2014-02-28 02:42:51 PM  

Infernalist: Much like just because some Jewish men are bankers, it doesn't make it okay to perpetuate the myth of all Jewish men being Bankers and financiers.


No, I work in the movie biz, most of them run Hollywood, :p
 
2014-02-28 02:44:12 PM  

factoryconnection: Mugato: *edidt*The on-line registry is a lot more fair than the mere stamp "sex offender," at least in South Carolina which I would assume is 5-10 years behind the rest of the country.  They describe the age of offense, age of victim, the crime, severity, and has designations for violence and predatory behavior.

But honestly, this license plate thing?  There's notifying the public and there's flaunting it.


ATFA,
There IS a marking on the license plate about this...just not a great big sign saying
HELLO, I AM A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER. PLEASE HELP MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL BECAUSE JESUS. HAVE A NICE DAY!
This information is readily available in other areas as well...and all without having to go down I forget how many flights of steps, avoid the tiger and move the filing cabinet.

While sex offenses (real ones, where people get hurt, not just taking a leak in an inappropriate venue)are not funny, it's hard enough for the person if they are honestly trying to stay on track. They don't need an asshole like this, trumpeting "Think Of The Children!" when he means "Think of the the backs and necks of these idiots I can use as ladder rungs on my way up!"

The fact that the R.S.O.s have kids, whom they are trying to raise is such a way that the abusive cycle is broken means nothing...or the trouble this would cause for the kids as well as the "lost-his/her-membership-to-the-human-race' parent. Apparently, those aren't 'real' children.

"Sin starts when people start treatin' other people as things."
Granny Weatherwax
Sir Terry Pratchett
 
2014-02-28 02:45:06 PM  

Mugato: Infernalist: Much like just because some Jewish men are bankers, it doesn't make it okay to perpetuate the myth of all Jewish men being Bankers and financiers.

No, I work in the movie biz, most of them run Hollywood, :p


rofl.  Don't play around, man, people 'round these parts are likely to take you seriously.
 
2014-02-28 02:45:46 PM  

oldweasel: apoptotic: He wants the lettering on the licenses, not the plates. And "...added that the law could also come in handy at "malls, grocery stores, retail outlets-all kinds of places where children are."

So he's saying that anyone that goes anywhere that there might be children present should be prepared to show ID.

Osato: Why not make them wear pink triangle badges instead? I mean, if you've got to persecute people based on an arbitrary distinction, you might as well go all the way and draw directly from the source of your inspiration.

Someone asked him that (although said scarlet letters) and according to TFA he replied "Well, if you thought that was necessary," Hill replied, "that would be fine."

FTA: "
At a meeting on Wednesday, Tennessee House transportation committee chair Rep. Vince Dean pushed back against the bill. "Is it your intention to cause that person embarrassment if they, say, go to buy a pack of cigarettes or a pack of Copenhagen?" he asked, adding: "It brings to mind that, maybe, a scarlet letter put on his breast might work as well."

"Well, if you thought that was necessary," Hill replied, "that would be fine."


Hell, why not bring out the stockades at this point? Maybe a symbol they can sew onto their clothes? Maybe a star of some type?


You're still saying that some level of child rape is "ok" if there is a set amount of punishment for it.
 
2014-02-28 02:47:43 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Oldiron_79: factoryconnection: Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.

Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.

Defining homosexuality as simply "putting tab a in hole a" regardless of the circumstances is offensive.  Homosexuality is not defined solely by anal sex.  Your mistake is qualifying the rape of a child as a sexual act, when in truth it's an act of violence, rage and an exertion of power over someone.  There is no question that SOME pedophiles may also be homosexual, but to say that all men who rape underage male children are gay is ridiculous.


Uh oh, someone doesn't know what sexuality is.
 
2014-02-28 02:49:53 PM  
Bullseyed:

You're still saying that some level of child rape is "ok" if there is a set amount of punishment for it.

Now you're being ridiculous.  Of course there is no amount of child rape that it's ok.  Just as there is no level of drunk driving that's ok.  There's no amount of armed robbery that's ok.  If having a set amount of punishment means you're accepting of the crime, then everyone would be in prison for every crime for THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.
 
2014-02-28 02:50:37 PM  

doubled99: Please feel free to continue to parrot pop psychology catch phrases, Dr Freud.


In your mind is there a brand of psychology other than "pop?"  I mean, you have such nuanced opinions on most things, I figured I'd give you the benefit of the doubt.
 
2014-02-28 02:51:23 PM  

Bullseyed: teenytinycornteeth: Oldiron_79: factoryconnection: Oldiron_79: How is farking another male NOT gay? Is there some new definition I am not aware of?

Does it actually matter whether a pedophile is having sex with little girls or little boys?  The physical but moreover psychological injuries to either are just as severe.

But to answer your question: pedophilia is a crime about exerting power and control, just like rape.  Being gay or straight has nothing to do with it, because sexual orientation isn't a justification for crime.

Im not saying being gay contributes to them being a pedo, but if they are farking boys they are by definition GAY. Male on male=gay regardless of age.

Defining homosexuality as simply "putting tab a in hole a" regardless of the circumstances is offensive.  Homosexuality is not defined solely by anal sex.  Your mistake is qualifying the rape of a child as a sexual act, when in truth it's an act of violence, rage and an exertion of power over someone.  There is no question that SOME pedophiles may also be homosexual, but to say that all men who rape underage male children are gay is ridiculous.

Uh oh, someone doesn't know what sexuality is.


Uh oh, someone doesn't know what rape is.
 
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