Posts Tagged ‘Video Games’

Lazy conservatives hold Tea Party on Second Life

April 16, 2009

These motherfuckers really aren’t used to protesting.  After 8 years of quietly attempting to defend their vote for the worst President in the modern era, conservatives are only slowly regaining their ability to defy authority.   In this spirit, hundreds of conservatives virtually gathered on Second Life and held their own Tax Day Tea Party.

Fraud Paine!

Fraud Paine!

Baby steps?  More like fetus steps with this one.   Check out all the pictures on Wonkette.

RWP Rating: Strange

Full Story: Wonkette

Quick Link: Utah leglislature probably won’t override veto of video game bill

April 8, 2009

Looks like Utah gamers may be in the clear for this one.  It doesn’t appear as though the Utah legislature is going to override Jon Huntsman Jr.’s veto of a controversial video games bill.

RWP Rating: Normal

Full Story: http://www.sltrib.com/utahpolitics/ci_12067131

Utah Governor vetoes unconstitutional video game bill

March 26, 2009

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. vetoed a bill on Thursday that would increase penalties for retailers who sell violent video games to minors.   The bill would fine retailers up to $2000 for every time they were caught selling a violent video game to a minor after two unpenalized infractions.

The zombie apocalypse is coming.  Can you stop it?

The zombie apocalypse is coming. Can you stop it?

In a statement written after the veto, Huntsman clarified his position.  “While protecting children from inappropriate materials is a laudable goal, the language of this bill is so broad that it likely will be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional.”

The bill gained bipartisan support in the House, so much so that it may be able to override the Governor’s veto.

I don’t really understand bills like this.  To me, they are to appease parents that vote.  Instead, why not make laws that criminalize the parents of students that commit school shootings?  But we can’t possibly blame the parents can we?  It has to be Marilyn Manson, Grand Theft Auto, and all that damn caffeine in a can of Coke.

But it’s pretty unusual for a governor to veto this kind of bill.

RWP Rating: Unusual