Your “They Exist” Open thread

Courtesy of Jim Galloway, who probably has to put up with more of this than all of us at PP combined:

“Ma’am, did you say you have a microchip?” asked state Rep. Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold).

“Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area,” she replied. Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.

“You’re saying this was involuntary?” Weldon continued.

The woman said she had been pushing a court case through the system for the last eight years to have the device removed.

Wendell Willard (R-Atlanta), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, picked up the questioning.

“Who implanted this in you?” he asked.

“Researchers with the federal government,” she said.

“And who in the federal government implanted it?” Willard asked.

“The Department of Defense.”

“Thank you, ma’am.”

In other news, Promiscuous women cause earthquakes, and bank failures trigger volcanoes.

Consider this your conspiracy related open thread.


      • B Balz says:

        I done tole y’all this started in Four and Nine when dey begun
        a’messin’ with dem ole atoms. Den da weather got all messed up afta’r they landed on da Moon, ain’ I even a’gonna talk ’bout no Ken’dys or nun dat…Nope, y’all jes a’doane believe nun of it.

  1. Random news: my blog is back! has been fully reconverted into a political blogging site. It went down last year when Oxendine’s staffers decided that they wanted to let me know that a kid’s opinion in politics doesn’t matter, even when the rest of the blogosphere agrees with what that kid is saying. A variety of things ensued after that point, leading me to shut it down. But we’re back!

  2. Game Fan says:

    Just for the record, Game Fan is opposed to implants, microchips, bigfoots, vampires, animal/human hybrids, toll roads, giving too much power to robots, and a whole litany of other evils too.

  3. Game Fan says:

    “Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area,” she replied. Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.

    It sounds to me like the area this woman is referring to is the “taint”.

    (‘taint the —- and it ‘taint the —— either.)

  4. macho says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Though Barnes had a funny line from the AJC article:

    In Gov. Roy Barnes’ stump speech, the bill has become a routine example of the Republican tendency to attack problems that don’t exist, and ignore the ones that do. Besides, Barnes argues, if someone holds him down to insert a microchip in his head, “it should be more than a damned misdemeanor.”

  5. macho says:

    I think if Obamacare is Constitutional, then surely the Federal government’s right to insert microchips into people is Constitutional as well. This bill should fail due to mootness.

    • Ambernappe says:

      So far, I have three fully saturated Kleenex from the “laughter tears”, and my vision is affected…………

  6. Game Fan says:

    But seriously, I’m sure they catch some flack for some of these laws but what’s the harm in passing laws against some of the more freakish things we see in Science Fiction movies? You know, for the children.

  7. Game Fan says:

    Saaay, this is where great ideas get started. Great way for fiscal conservatives to hijack the whole “for the children” concept. Of course the underground media would have to take the ball and run with it, in order to create a panic. Then, Republicans come to the rescue with a law. Of course, these days Republicans are as bad as Democrats for creating new agencies and expensive new programs. A few additional laws just doesn’t work in politics. There’s no money in it.

    • Mozart says:

      Maybe the Legislature should visit their own lobotomist for a sound scrambling. Surely, we cannot do any worse, right?

      • This Libertarian believes there are more important issues than preventing the implant of microchips. Now, one could also argue that implanting microchips against someone’s will was probably already illegal under some other law. I don’t have the time to track down the specific law that it would fall under. But I suppose we probably need to outlaw double parking for alien space ships, forced implantation of pig brains into humans, forced implantation of a pair of scissors into humans and other types of things. After all, we do want to be thorough right?

        • Republican Lady says:

          One could argue the issue under the Fourth Amendment right to privacy section but I agree, there are more important issues.

  8. John Konop says:

    In simple terms the government had a blind eyed approach to lending risk with tax payers on the hook. This would be no different than approving drugs without a proper test. The government should regulate fraud against bogus valuations especially on government backed loans. If the government had done their job regulating rating agencies than the money would of dried up for the loans. Now tax payers are all left to clean up the mess! How many banks went under in Georgia in the last few years?

    Greenspan:don’t blame crisis on mortgages for poor

    G…..”Let me respectfully restate that, in my judgment, the origination of subprime mortgages — as opposed to the rise in global demand for securitized subprime mortgage interests –was not a significant cause of the financial crisis,” Greenspan said.
    He repeated that geopolitical events including the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of China helped boost the global workforce, pushing up growth and creating a global savings glut that drove down long-term interest rates.

    Greenspan, who led the Fed from 1987 to 2006, conceded that regulators and others miscalculated the risks that were involved in a a buildup of U.S. housing prices in the 2000s.

    “In the growing state of euphoria, managers of financial institutions, along with regulators including but not limited to the Federal Reserve, failed to comprehend the underlying size, length and potential impact” of market risks, he said.

    Rating agencies that assigned risk ratings to securities underlying rising mortgages issuance “proved no more adept at anticipating the onset of crisis than the investment community at large,” Greenspan added.

    He said a proliferation of securitized U.S. subprime mortgages was the “immediate trigger” of the crisis and said government-owned enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac helped drive that process.
    Looking ahead, Greenspan recommended that U.S. banks be compelled to meet higher standards for risk-based capital and that collateral requirements be boosted for globally traded financial products, no matter what firm is trading them.

    “If capital is adequate, by definition, no debt will default and serial contagion will be thwarted,” he said….

  9. John Konop says:

    Which side is the real Tea Party? Can the two groups get along?

    Tea partiers in two camps: Sarah Palin vs. Ron Paul

    Tea party activists are divided roughly into two camps, according to a new POLITICO/TargetPoint poll: one that’s libertarian-minded and largely indifferent to hot-button values issues and another that’s culturally conservative and equally concerned about social and fiscal issues.

    Read more:

  10. kdoc says:

    You mean you don’t believe that lady? Why, that guvmint conspiracy has been public ever since Fox Mulder exposed the Cigarette Smoking Man.

  11. galiberal says:

    She said it was the Department of Defense, but according to the X-Files, they are working with the Aliens. And we all know it is the Aliens that implant microchips!

  12. saltycracker says:

    threadjacking ?….BWI (blogging while influenced) ?….for sure:
    “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . for support rather than illumination. ” – Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

    For info on the real estate crisis & crash read:
    “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis

    For the intent of this thread: The Muslims blaming women who wear revealing clothing for causing earthquakes are wrong, some Southern Baptists have already “revealed” that they are caused by voodoo beliefs………

  13. Progressive Dem says:

    This is what the Legislature does with 4 days left? Which clowns are running the asylum this week? How embarassing.

    • Chris says:

      What section of the Federal Register regulates the implantation if microchips in people’s nether regions?

    • ByteMe says:

      Jeez, Harry, you gotta stop reading those sites and thinking it’s 100% true. Try going to the source.

      Sec. 5. This order does not require an executive agency to use a project labor agreement on any construction project, nor does it preclude the use of a project labor agreement in circumstances not covered by this order, including leasehold arrangements and projects receiving Federal financial assistance. This order also does not require contractors or subcontractors to enter into a project labor agreement with any particular labor organization.

      • btpull says:

        It does not require it, but the whole premise of the order is construction projects over $25M cannot be effectively managed without an overarching labor agreement for the project that every contractor and sub-contractor must adhere to.

        The project labor agreement would obviously have to comply with the most restrictive union rules for those workers covered by collective bargaining agreements. It is a backdoor way to expand the unions’ powers over non-unionized employers/workers.

        The whole premise that a project over $25M cannot be managed without an overall project labor agreement is BS.

        • ByteMe says:

          And you need to stop looking at those sites as well. Your brain will be better off in the end.

          • btpull says:

            Its too bad Unions have to use the power government to win what they cannot in the marketplace.

            • ByteMe says:

              And yet UPS loves having union labor and encouraged them from day 1 so that they would be able to have a large-scale stable workforce. But that doesn’t fit with your worldview, so I must be wrong.

  14. I’m still scratching my head as to why Jason Pye made an issue of this a month or two back. On most any issue, obviously there are nutters you can point at. On many issues, the mainstream point of view would consider Pye HIMSELF to be a nutter you can point at (although in all fairness he did recently splash a teacup of cold water on talk of violent revolution).

    Is involuntary microchipping currently an active issue here in Georgia? No. If it were, then the bill barring it probably wouldn’t have passed. That’s pretty much my point. The Peach Pundit chatter at the time said to wait until it became an active issue, and ban it then. Except that once something becomes an active civil liberties issue, the Georgia legislature almost NEVER takes action to give up power. I was also unpersuaded by the argument that we could have gotten a Miracle Budget Cure if only lawmakers hadn’t lost that whopping 10 minutes.

    This bill was the first time in my adult life that I can recall the Gold Dome proactively respecting ANY rights other than gun possession and the right to shift your tax burden onto lower socioeconomic classes. Therefore, be it active or speculative, serious risk or tin-foil hattery… mark me down as being in favor regardless.

    I don’t get why the only two front-pagers who make hay over this are Pye and Chris Farris… the only two libertarian-ish posters. Something about that just seems wrong. I don’t know if they (consciously or subconsciously) must take an occasional swipe at a fringe issue to keep up their cred with the far-right guys. Or maybe with Andre gone and the utter dearth of opposing viewpoints on PP, maybe they genuinely have been assimilated by the echo chamber. So, there’s a crazy conspiracy topic for ya! :)

  15. chefdavid says:
  16. SFCWallace says:

    I’d like to sponsor a ban on “State Sponsored Rendition to Alien Planets!” You think a microchip in your taint is bad…

  17. ByteMe says:

    Jay Bookman posits a good question: who’s crazier, the woman who claims this has already been done to her or the legislators who immediately thereafter overcame their obvious embarrassment and voted to make the crime a misdemeanor?

    • polisavvy says:

      Now, that’s a tough one to answer, Byte. In my opinion, the legislators; but, that’s just my opinion. BTW, how have you been? How is the new business going?

      • ByteMe says:

        Been well, thanks! Business is very busy. The new one is slow going, but the existing one that’s funding everything is ridiculously busy. Was gone for a few days to NYC for R&R… an excellent time was had by all. :)

        How are you doing?

        BTW, on the question of crazy, I also give the edge to the legislators.

        • polisavvy says:

          Glad the businesses are doing well (even the slow one — they usually do start out that way). Also, happy you had some R&R. As for me, well, I’m just busy working in the yards (looking very nice, I might add). Plus, busy with the puppy — she’s a handful. BTW, my husband’s business is beginning to see a flicker of hope, so please keep your fingers crossed, okay? Glad you’re back, missed seeing your posts!

    • nast says:

      So the news reports are coming out that the gunman who killed a hospital worker and himself in Knoxville yesterday held a grudge against a doctor who he suspected had, you guessed it, implanted a monitoring device against his will.

      Hardly matters which is crazier, because both groups appear made for each other.

    • macho says:

      It does seems strange, that implanting a microchip into a person’s brain, against their will, would only be a misdemeanor.

      What is the punishment for stealing someone’s kidney?

  18. Rep. Ed Setzler says:

    As you all might have guessed, the DeKalb County woman that testified in committee came to the Capitol on her own behalf and was not invited by any legislator. In the Wild West of the Georgia General Assembly a bill’s sponsor has no control of who from the public comes to speak on a bill. Will anyone join me in hoping that this woman gets the kind of help she needs…

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