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down the hatch

Oh, that wacky Orrin Hatch:

He endorsed technology that would twice warn a computer user about illegal online behavior, "then destroy their computer."

"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that," Hatch said. "If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. If you have a few hundred thousand of those, I think people would realize" the seriousness of their actions, he said.

I have a better idea. Let's invent something that would blow up a government official's head when he comes up with an idea so glaringly idiotic that it lowers your brain cell count just by hearing it.

Of course, we'd warn him twice and then blow him up.

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Drawback: all of DC would be covered with sticky brains. Oh wait, did I say "drawback"? I meant "bonus"!

I wonder about Hatch, sometimes. He seems to have turned into a real idiot lately. Of course, I guess this happens when you're a personal friend of Ted Kennedy.

If a the same company spams me twice, can I blow them up, too?

Oh to hell with due process and all that crap! If we don't destroy the evil technology, Britney Spears might starve and Metallica might not be able to buy their drugs!!!!

So if my neighbor runs an extension cord over to steal my electric power, can I put a bomb in his breaker box? Please?

He's also breathing some of my oxygen. Maybe I should rip his lungs out.

Hey, come to think of it, Orrin's living pretty high on some money he took out of my paycheck. Can I put an M-80 in his wallet?

The menu software on Orrin Hatch's website might not be licensed. I'm checking into it.

Too late. Orin's brain has already exploded. And just like every other politician, he works without it.

How bout this: if I record songs off the radio and give the tape to a friend, can the record companies come in and blow up my tape deck?

I will support this idea if we also could have someone develop some software that warns senators the first time they sexually harass someone, and then the next time, destroys their little winkie.

Oh by the way, Hatch made $18,000 off of music last year...go figure.

"Of course, we'd warn him twice and then blow him up." ... AMEN ...

Why warn him?

That "something" has already been invented...it's called a shotgun.

Has Orrin Hatch EVER proposed anything that made sense?

I'm glad you blogged about this. You express yourself more calmly than I can.

They should include that in the next draft of the Patriot Act.

Since he seems to like 'violent retribution' for law-breakers - how about the same for 'oath of office' breakers? Even the common 'Uphold and defend the Constititution from all enemies, foreign and domestic...' seems to be too tough for way too many of our elected officials. Since they're begining to look like the 'domestic' enemies as much as anyone else, that perhaps we're asking the fox to guard the henhouse?

Sure, we can "Vote'em out", or even do a 'recall' (in the places that have such provisions) but is that quick enough feedback? Perhaps we can just call an open season on elected officials who are 'oath breakers'?

Anyone care to guess how many politicians would be left when we're through 'cleaning up'? :-/

disclaimer: Not to be construed as an actual suggestion for personal action. And remember, don't do the crime, if you can't do the time...

And on the 'exploding head' idea -

Yes, I remember 'Scanners'. Cool, if somewhat cheesy movie. It fed way too many teenage power fantasies for me....

But I'm better now. ;-)

Sen Hatch's idea certainly has well protected to notion of "due process!" You godda be kiden me ... what next?

a scanners reference....god bless you, dollface!

this guy is a real problem. he is in charge of approving judges, important. and yet he has such stupid things come out of his mouth. he is also the pumkinhead that spilled classified info on national tv a day or two after 9/11.

i sent him a message through his web page. it has a nice form that basically says if youre not from utah screw off.
sometimes people you hope could do some good disappoint you.

This kind of crap makes me wish I hadn't stopped doing illegal things with my computer back in the late 80's. I'm sure theres some serious hackers out there just salivating to burn every piece of electronic equipment this jerk uses to the ground.