FLORIDA REPUBLICANS TOE THE LINE, STOMP OVER IT WITH BLOGGER REGISTRY BILL
Whoowah! Where to begin? To start with, this article is about Republicans in Florida. This article is also about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is also a Republican. Aaaaand, this article will sorely be tested in the process of writing to avoid copious amounts of expletive expression in the doing. But to get a little of that last out of the way right away, I’ll just go ahead and say certain Florida Republicans can go and f^ck themselves. Because some of them want to create a bill that would require any blogger that writes about them to register with the state. Papieren, Bitte! Papieren! And for the youth out there, that’s a reference to the old DDR, or East Germany before the wall came down. But this blogger registry nonsense is intentionally outrageous.
IN FLORIDA, REPUBLICANS WANT ANYONE WHO WRITES ABOUT THEM TO BE TREATED LIKE POLITICAL LOBBYISTS
Ok. So to be fair, you may still not know what this is about. Republican Florida State senator Jason Brodeur has proposed a bill that would force any blogger who writes about him, other Florida Republicans and especially Ron DeSantis to register with the state within 5 days of their writing about them. Anyone who doesn’t would have to pay a fine as much as $2,500, with an additional $25 each additional day they haven’t. In other words, Florida Republicans want to treat bloggers like political lobbyists. You want to talk about politics and mention certain amoral hypocrites in the process? REGISTER!!!!
BLOGGER REGISTRY NONSENSE IS INTENDED TO OFFEND, AND TO NORMALIZE THE VERY IDEA
Sorry, I can’t help it. They can go f^ck themselves again. And again. And yet again. It’s worth noting, YET AGAIN, that the very people who wrap themselves in the American Constitution always seem to be the very same ones who use it as toilet paper when they make a sensational mess in their political corner. Oh, but there’s one small caveat here. Senate Bill 1316 only applies to bloggers who get paid to write stories that include Florida Republicans. But that’s no better. You have ads on your site? You get paid a flat fee for any articles and wrote about DeSantis’s bad hair day? REGISTER.
Ah, well. So much for free speech. Some speech is more free than others. And they can still go f^ck themselves.