Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I know we have our share of dim bulbs in the Capitol, but...

...at least we're not Georgia.  I just got this in an email today, and I would be robbing humanity if I didn't share it.

In short, the Judiciary Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives has ok'd a Senate bill that would make the involuntary implantation of microchips into people a misdemeanor.  (Yes, you read that correctly.)  The Pride of Kennesaw, Rep. Ed Setzler (R), sponsored this Coast to Coast A.M.-approved legislation in the Georgia House.  Setzler spoke, and then this happened:
He was followed by a hefty woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County. “I’m also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip,” the woman said. Slowly, she began to lead the assembled lawmakers down a path they didn’t want to take.
Microchips, the woman began, “infringe on issues that are fundamental to our very existence. Our rights to privacy, our rights to bodily integrity, the right to say no to foreign objects being put in our body.”
She spoke of the “right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices.”
She continued. “Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission,” she said.
It was not funny, and no one laughed.
Well, maybe not in the committee room, and certainly not at the lady with the obvious mental health issues, but I'm pretty sure folks are laughing at Setzler across Georgia tonight.

P.S. - Gotta love Gov. Roy Barnes' response to this legislation: "If somebody holds me down and puts a microchip in my head, it'd better be more than a damned misdemeanor."

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