Friday, December 31, 2010

Today in "Shit State Legislators Say": Gold Coinage

Continuing this theme, TPM spots State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-GA), introducing a bill to mandate that all taxes be paid in gold and silver bullion. Good times!

"Shit State Legislators Say" is probably more likely to pick up crazy stories emanating from Georgia and Virginia, since those states are both breeding grounds for hard-right crankery, and both are in close proximity to Atlanta (headquarters of CNN) and DC. Closeness to major media markets is also one of the root causes of the overcoverage of Christine O'Donnell's (R-DE) Senate candidacy (that and the fact that she's relatively young and attractive, though no one will say that's a factor).

3 comments:

fuyura said...

And not just taxes! The state'll male payments in specie too!
I'm going to get myself a John Dillinger mask ande move to Atlanta, cause the grand ol' days of payroll heists, bank robberies, and ambushing people at their mailboxes are comin' back.blea

fuyura said...

Blame the hangover. "_make_ payments", and "blea" wasn't an editorial comment but a spillover from the captcha. Never mind.

low-tech cyclist said...

"the fact that she's relatively young and attractive, though no one will say that's a factor."

You know what a MILF is (and if not, you can Google it). There needs to be a 'WILF' designation, with 'W' for wingnut, of course.