Sigh . . . . this from the people and party who claim to hate government intrusion (unless of course they are running said government and said government is intruding on behalf of their draconian political and social views):
Oklahoma residents are concerned that a proposed bill would make it a crime to wear a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie, in public on many occasions, according to local news station KFOR.
The wearing of hoods or similar head coverings during the commission of a crime has been against state law since the 1920s, with the original intent of curbing violence perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan. But the new proposal would also ban an individual from intentionally concealing "his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise" even if he or she were not involved in a crime. Violation of the proposed law would constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500.
The bill's author, state Sen. Don Barrington (R), said that the goal is simply to help deter crime.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/03/hoodie-oklahoma-bill_n_6410746.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
This, dear readers, is the kind of legislation that these right-wing, Tea Party conservatives are sitting around in a group circle-jerk and dreaming up. No really -- they are.
And The Gadfly nearly pissed his pants with hysterical laughter over the motivating reason provided by the GOP turd-kicking clod who sponsored this bill that it's only to "help deter crime." Fucking sure -- because right now, there's some career criminal somewhere having second thoughts about pulling that armed liquor store robbery because he just cannot decide if he wants to take the chance of getting that $500 fine tacked on to his charges if he's busted while wearing a hoodie! ... ROTFFL . . .
Oh yeah -- one more thing -- and lest the obvious question be neglected to be asked . . . . Who do you think this law (in Okla-fucking-homa no less) is much more likely to be applied to . . . this guy:
. . . . or this guy:
The Gadfly thinks that the ass-hattery of these right wingers at times is simply a thing of beauty to behold -- spine-chilling beauty albeit -- but beauty nonetheless.