Sunday, December 28, 2008

Something to keep an eye on...

Thanks for the heads-up on this go out to Seeing Red AZ (of all places! :) ) Evidently there is at least one thing that both Democratic and Republican bloggers can agree on...

From the Idaho Statesman -
State Rep. Steve Hartgen, a former newspaper publisher, says he might introduce a bill to force people to use their real names when posting comments on the Internet.

"A modest proposal that simply required the posting of a true name with respect to comments and blogs would go a long way," Hartgen, R-Twin Falls, told the Times-News, adding that the absence of such a provision "discourages people from participating in civil life. To me, it reflects a coarsening and cheapening of public debate, which I think is not healthy for Idaho."

Yes, this loon is from the land of Larry Craig, survivalists, and white supremacists, which means that one of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed types on West Washington could pick up on the notion and try to run with it here.

Note that I'm not specifying party here - any one of our state's finest is capable of coming up with the idea of encouraging free expression by restricting it.

Later...

4 comments:

goooooood girl said...
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cpmaz said...

Spam again...

Thane Eichenauer said...

I have this sneaking suspicion that you are saying that the world wouldn't be better off with 534 other congressmen like Larry Craig...

Say it ain't so!

cpmaz said...

Well, 534 more just like Larry Craig would make D.C. more entertaining, but I think it's entertaining enough as it is.