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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Politics: The Police State

And you don't even have to be a police to enforce it. Of course, AssPress describes this as a story about a woman wearing a tee shirt that "promotes lesbianism." Lots of people we know would really like to find out how to "promote lesbianism." We ourselves believe that some are born lesbian, some achieve lesbianism, but nobody has lesbianism thrust upon them.In the event, Page Q is reporting that some woman goes to a Federal building to pick up a social security card for her son and a petty little tinpot tyrant employee of DHS (that's the Department of Homeland Security to youse) decides that her tee shirt is "inappropriate" and boots her out.

What did her tee shirt say, you might ask? Simply this:

Now, the Supreme Court has held that tee shirt slogans represent a form of free speech entitled to the protections of the Constitution:
In Tinker v. Des Moines, the Court recognized the right of public school students to wear black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. [...] Other examples of protected symbolic speech include works of art, T-shirt slogans, political buttons, music lyrics and theatrical performances.
You know what that means, you DHS employees and contractors? It means that, even if she wore a tee that said "Dip me in honey and throw me to the lesbians," y'all are shit outa luck trying to boot her off federal property. Like any other citizen, she has the Constitutional right to free speech.

Damn, what's happened to this country, land of the free and home of the brave?

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At 1:00 PM, Blogger Blue Tidal Wave said...

what do you expect from a Department who gives out Halloween awards to racist costumes? Pathetic.

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Fixer said...

"Dip me in honey and throw me to the lesbians,"

I want that shirt!

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck. hadn't seen that one.

story, not shirt.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Fixer, you are a deeply ill man. Besides, they'd just throw you right back. %^D

Virgotex, spread the story. The woman actually got walked off the property because some jerk found her shirt "offensive." What's offensive about "," is what I'd like to know.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

BlueTidalWave, wasn't that Julie Myers' department at one point? That had the "blackface" dreadlocked guys in prison uniform winning the best costume award? Another Republican pig who's been sucking at the taxpayer teat their whole damn life and thinks this sort of "humour" is "funny."

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

Skeert lil wabbits.

I'm so damn tired of all the freaked out little cowards, oooooh terrorists, ooooh teh gey, ooooh godless....

So fearful, so obsessed with that beyond their control, so concerned with the different - the other.


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