Bloggers beware; being e-nnoying is now a crime.

January 9th, 2006

According to cialis buy cialis +go+to+jail/2010-1028_3-6022491.html?part=rss&tag=6022491&subj=news”>CNET News.com “annoying” someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

WHAT?

When did simply annoying someone become a crime?

Hell, even the Journal Sentinal conceded that there is no constitutional guarantee against being offended.

And if there is no guarantee against being offended how can someone being merely annoyed lead to jail time?

Seriously, if annoying somone is a crime, then I hope Howard Dean, Eugene Kane, and Dave Berkman look good in orange jump suits.

The only saving grace is that this law apparently only applies to anonymous annoyers.

People like me who are publically annoying are theoretically safe.

But what does this law mean for guys like Dennis York? He’s anonymous. And I’m sure he’s “annoyed” plenty of people. Could he go to prison for two years the next time he decides to speak an annoying truth?

What really makes me crazy is that legislators keep passing crap like this when they have to KNOW it will be struck down by the Supreme Court. (Even a conservative judge like Alito is generally a champion of the first amendment.)

They are just wasting all of our time and money.

Not to mention annoying the heck out of me.

Hey…I wonder…

Entry Filed under: Internet,Observations,Politics

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Melinda Omdahl  |  January 9th, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    You think Dave Berkman is annoying on the radio… You should have tried sitting through one of his UWM Mass Comm seminars for 3 hours each week for a semester.

    I win.

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