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First they start talking about how it's inappropriate to have free speech where, you know, anyone will actually hear it, see it, or be otherwise influenced by it.
Then they cordon free speech off in razorwire in Boston.
Then there was the crazy bitch who went insane because a bunch of Libyan musicians all got on a plane together and used the bathroom in rapid sequence.
Then they start trying to confiscate RPG material that they find offensive for unnamed reasons.

Un.
Fucking.
Believable.

Can I have a US Government that values things like free speech again plz k thx.
  • Anyway, I do think that it changes the situation in an important way when you understand that the authority figure involved wasn't a police officer or a federal agent but was instead a rent-a-cop.

    I don't think it changes it. Shit flows downhill. Rent-a-cops wouldn't think this kind of behavior was ok if they hadn't been shown already that it was, and forcefully, by those assholes in the airports, by the sodiers who perpetrated Abu Ghraib, or by the president who's currently abusing the country. (I was going to go on, but I'm all Ms. Ranty Pants about this, right now, and obviously you two are thoughtful people who don't need me ranting at you about something you already agree with.)
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