6.16.2009

I Told You We Had Enough Laws

Using the name or persona of another person on a social networking site, without the person’s consent, would be a third-degree felony under a bill awaiting Gov. Rick Perry’s signature. H.B. 2003, authored by state Rep. Brian McCall, R-Plano, also would make it a Class A misdemeanor to use another person’s identifying information to send an e-mail, text message or similar communication without the person’s consent and with the intent of harming the person. (Source) Silly. Incredibly silly. Is there any wonder why the U.S. has so many people in prison or on probation or parole? And I'm really regretting sending Jarhead's wife that text that read, "I'm on a boat with the au pair and a goat, and we might not be coming back. - Love, Jarhead." And my high priced criminal defense legal advice is to just add "Double Fake" to whomever you wish to impersonate. Crisis averted. Thank you. I accept donations by Paypal.

30 comments:

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

Damn, and I had so much fun being Bob Saget.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, our laws are interesting. One NFL player recently got drunk and ran over a guy, killed the guy. That player may get a month in jail. Another player kills an animal, and is in jail for a couple years and banished from society.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with all that and go F*ck yourself.

Sincerely,

Barry Green, Attorney at Law

Anonymous said...

Clearly you've never been the victim of a really vicious internet attack.

Anonymous said...

double plus un good.

I guess I'll have to ditch my 1 and only facebook acount, or is that grandfathered in?

Anonymous said...

1:45: agreed, our laws are inequitable and ridiculous in many cases, but some who write on this blog feel that they are just...they just haven't been on the other side of them...yet.

Anonymous said...

Barron Green is smiling somewhere.

Double Fake... wait can't use that

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start pretending I'm you Bubear.

Double Fake Barron Green

Silicone Alley said...

1:45... Ouch, what's up your ass?

Anonymous said...

2:22, maybe they "haven't been on the other side of them yet," because they live their lives on the RIGHT side of the law.

just a thought - jat

Anonymous said...

2:22, you show me one person who hasn't broken some stupid law and I'll eat my hat. You can't be so damn self-righteous that you have NEVER exceeded the speed limit, driven in the "left lane" when not passing, or failed to wear your seat belt. those are all laws, believe it or not. And I maintain my position: the laws are NOT enforced equitably, not in any shape or fashion.

Anonymous said...

My husband is from another country- not a bordering one lol- and he's always saying the same thing. He can't believe the things we lock people up for here. It's made me look twice at customs I've grown accustom to and re-evaluate some of that social conditioning. He thinks it's ironic that we call ourselves the land of the free. Then I remember that his country gave up their gun rights years ago and I feel patriotic all over again! Lock me up if you like, but don't touch my guns!! lol

-Annie Oakley, (double fake)!!

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I love your blog and I totally agree with you, we have way too many laws.

For example, do we really need laws regarding lude behavior in bathrooms?

US Senator Larry Craig

Anonymous said...

Damn it, I just knew someone was going to post a Larry Craig note.

US Senator Larry Craig.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is tap your foot the next time I'm in town. Or look for my foot tapping!

US Senator Larry (chapped lips) Craig

Anonymous said...

Why do we need seat belt laws? My body, my choice. Why do we jail some folks for things others get chance after chance after chance for? Why does one person get 20 years for a crime while another with the very same offense get a probated sentence? Ridiculous, that's all.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll start pretending to be you, Bubear.....wait second, that means I have to start waking up in the morning at 3 am on the dot for no apparent reason, start attending legal seminars(yuck), monitoring the incoming traffic to this blog which seems to attract a very high percentage of smartaces and receiving cease and desist notices from the DQ Big House.

I think I'll stick to being me.

Double Fake Hugh Hefner

Anonymous said...

All this is making me tired.

Need a Tueday afternoon pick me up!

Anonymous said...

Why do we have to wear seat belts and not helmets when we ride/drive a motorcycle ?

The next thing you know they will not allow banjo playin...

I'm just sayin..

Anonymous said...

Ummm...What did Mrs. Jarhead say about your text?

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the goat.

Double Fake Mrs. J.

Denney Crane said...

I became suspicious of all those hits from st.tx.us.gov on my blog.

Now I know, they want to shut me up or put me in jail...

oh hell, so does the rest of the world!

Anonymous said...

2:03, if I were being attacked on the internet, I might, well....turn off the computer or at least stop reading stuff that is "attacking me". Same as I would do a TV show, or movie, or book, or article that I was offended by.

Anonymous said...

4:07, sorry so late to respond, just got home from work, but thanks for the laugh. That was toooo funny!

Stationary Gypsy said...

I haven't figured out how to monitor this yet.

I'm thinking of creating a Facebook and MySpace page and inviting everyone else to be my 'friend'. Then I can read all the status updates to see who might be using another person's identity.

I represent Plano. I have that kind of time.

Double Fake Brian McCall

Anonymous said...

I just fell in love with 5:51; sensibility is attractive.

Anonymous said...

My guess is this law was written to prevent fraud...etc...

We penny ante meth county bloggers don't have anything to worry about.

Double fake Judge Fostel

Anonymous said...

This makes me madder than fish grease!!!!!!!!

Have a nice day, BYE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sili, maybe Larry Craig?

Anonymous said...

There is no law against having a wide stance.