Another Crazy Right Wing Anti-Shariah Bill in Pennsylvania

Xenophobia rampant in the GOP
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Once again, Republican politicians are pandering to the lowest, most bigoted element of society with an unnecessary, clearly discriminatory bill that would ban shariah law from Pennsylvania courts.

Shariah law is not currently being used by Pennsylvania courts, and in fact the US Constitution specifically bans such a thing and has for centuries. But when you’re pandering to haters and bigots, logic goes right out the window.

The right wing xenophobe behind this one is State Rep. RoseMarie Swanger, who is also sponsoring a bill to make English the “official language” of Pennsylvania. Of course.

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49 comments

1 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:38:26am

M-m-my Shariah. Seriously this crap is just dumb. We'll look back on this paranoia and wonder what the fuck we were thinking.

2 Kragar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:41:06am

My magic rock seems to be working pretty well keeping Sharia out of my hair. Maybe I can sell it in Pennsylvania.

3 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:41:53am

re: #2 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

My magic rock seems to be working pretty well keeping Sharia out of my hair. Maybe I can sell it in Pennsylvania.

What about tigers?

4 Kragar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:42:48am

re: #3 Varek Raith

What about tigers?

Different rock.

5 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:44:15am

The woman is a state rep of Lebanon county. TAKE THAT!!! (you can't make this shit up)

6 Obdicut  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:44:26am

If they're not careful in crafting these laws, they'll ban laws that are obviously based on Christianity too. Wouldn't want that.

7 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:45:05am

re: #4 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Different rock.

Do you have a rock to make lunch breaks longer???
Later gators.
Be ever vigilant of the creeping salami. Or something.

8 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:46:29am

First the abortion stuff and now this? When did PA go off the crazy cliff?

9 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:46:58am

re: #6 Obdicut

If they're not careful in crafting these laws, they'll ban laws that are obviously based on Christianity too. Wouldn't want that.

According to the theocrats, that's every law on the books in the US. So wouldn't that result in anarchy?

10 Kragar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:47:13am

re: #7 Varek Raith

Do you have a rock to make lunch breaks longer???
Later gators.
Be ever vigilant of the creeping salami. Or something.

Depends. How is your aim?

11 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:47:28am

re: #8 dragonfire1981

First the abortion stuff and now this? When did PA go off the crazy cliff?

Rural PA has mountains and valleys of it.

12 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:51:03am

I would personally like to sponsor a bill to ban the code of Aethelbert from the courts.

It's very discriminatory. The weregild for a slave wasn't even close to the weregild for a freeman. That's just wrong, as we're all equal in the site of God.

And don't even get me started on the fact that the bot for going through an earl's tun was more than the bot for going through a freeman's tun.

13 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:52:38am

re: #3 Varek Raith

What about tigers?

On a lot of license plates here in PA.
(One of the special plates that can be ordered is a Zoological plate that has a Bengal Tiger on it.)

14 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:53:11am

re: #11 RayFerd

Rural PA has mountains and valleys of it.

It sounds much like the rural Ozarks area in Missouri. The latest rep they sent to the House of Representatives boasted "We were Tea Party before Tea Party was cool."

15 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:54:07am

re: #8 dragonfire1981

First the abortion stuff and now this? When did PA go off the crazy cliff?

Oh. You've apparently never heard Pennsylvania described as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between"?

16 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:54:54am

re: #15 oaktree

Oh. You've apparently never heard Pennsylvania described as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between"?

Heh my former Congressman literally just said that Tuesday night.

17 dragonath  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:55:21am

And this is my state, too. You would not believe the crazy stuff that is coming out of the state legislature right now.

re: #8 dragonfire1981

This is the state that elected Toomey... and he was from a "Democratic leaning" district, the PA-15th.

Here's an example of how they are trying to undermine even the most basic of environmental regulations. It's pretty bad.

[Link: www.paenvironmentdigest.com...]

18 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:56:56am

This is also the state that elected Santorum twice. Not hating on Pa but it is what it is.

19 b_sharp  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:57:06am

re: #15 oaktree

Oh. You've apparently never heard Pennsylvania described as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between"?

An old, desiccated ice-cream sandwich?

20 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:59:15am

By the way as a grandson of Pittsburghers everyone of yinz knows that Pittsburghnese should be the official language of Pa. Just joking around but I love how my grandfather who moved down here to Northern Va at the same age I am now never lost his accent at all. Always was you'ins that and you'ins this. Miss him.

21 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:59:32am

re: #18 HappyWarrior

This is also the state that elected Santorum twice. Not hating on Pa but it is what it is.

Can I still hate on the Eagles?

23 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 9:59:48am

re: #15 oaktree

And, as someone who frequently goes to PA, it's seems that it's more like - Alabama, Philly, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Alabama (especially when coming from Southern NJ). The 2008 electoral map doesn't quite do that justice, since you've got a whole lot of craziness just outside Philly in all directions (including plastering billboards with anti-evolution nonsense).

24 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:00:40am

re: #21 Cannadian Club Akbar

Can I still hate on the Eagles?

Yeah screw them.

25 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:00:56am

re: #21 Cannadian Club Akbar

You can hate on the Iggles all you want. As bad as the team is, the fans are so much worse.

26 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:03:01am

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Congrats, BTW. (didn't get to tell you on the last thread)

27 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:03:51am

re: #26 Cannadian Club Akbar

Congrats, BTW. (didn't get to tell you on the last thread)

Thanks man. Going out on the town tomorrow to celebrate with some friends.

28 ramex  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:04:26am

English the official language of Pennsylvania? Bah! She is such an aarschgnoddle!

29 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:05:40am

They can make English the official language of Pennsylvania as long as we get to make Swenglish the official language of Minnesota.

/Ya, sure, ya betcha

30 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:06:42am

re: #29 thedopefishlives

They can make English the official language of Pennsylvania as long as we get to make Swenglish the official language of Minnesota.

/Ya, sure, ya betcha

Swenglish? Why do you hate the Vietnamese?
///

31 Kragar  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:07:00am

re: #29 thedopefishlives

They can make English the official language of Pennsylvania as long as we get to make Swenglish the official language of Minnesota.

/Ya, sure, ya betcha

Lutefisk anyone?

32 Obdicut  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:07:37am

re: #31 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Lutefisk anyone?

Lutefisk is domestic terrorism.

33 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:08:00am

re: #32 Obdicut

Lutefisk is domestic terrorism.

My wife actually likes the stuff.

Yes, she scares me sometimes.

34 b_sharp  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:08:28am

re: #31 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Lutefisk anyone?

No thanks, I'm trying to clean up my act. (Yah, I know, I lye like dead fish)

35 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:09:36am

re: #34 b_sharp

No thanks, I'm trying to clean up my act. (Yah, I know, I lye like dead fish)

Stop carping about it.

36 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:11:42am

Yes, I am trouting out the fish puns.

37 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:12:48am

re: #36 EmmmieG

Yes, I am trouting out the fish puns.

Looks like you're swimming upstream with that one.

38 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:13:34am

re: #37 thedopefishlives


39 b_sharp  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:15:35am

re: #37 thedopefishlives

Looks like you're swimming upstream with that one.

A bit of a flounder, isn't it?

40 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:16:27am

Don't worry, I'll fin-ish now.

41 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:16:53am

re: #40 EmmmieG

Don't worry, I'll fin-ish now.

Don't let the dorsal hit you on the way out.

42 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:20:35am

re: #20 HappyWarrior

By the way as a grandson of Pittsburghers everyone of yinz knows that Pittsburghnese should be the official language of Pa. Just joking around but I love how my grandfather who moved down here to Northern Va at the same age I am now never lost his accent at all. Always was you'ins that and you'ins this. Miss him.

My father was from south-central PA and said "slippy". And I jokingly put "n'at" into emails since I lived in/near Pittsburgh for 25 years and got plenty of Pittsburghese exposure.

:)

43 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:23:38am

re: #27 HappyWarrior

Thanks man. Going out on the town tomorrow to celebrate with some friends.

Have a whale of a time!

44 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:25:41am

re: #14 prairiefire

It sounds much like the rural Ozarks area in Missouri. The latest rep they sent to the House of Representatives boasted "We were Tea Party before Tea Party was cool."

Ours sent Rick Santorum to the U.S. senate for 2 terms.
{I don't know how to make a puking icon or I would}

45 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:36:38am

re: #42 oaktree

My father was from south-central PA and said "slippy". And I jokingly put "n'at" into emails since I lived in/near Pittsburgh for 25 years and got plenty of Pittsburghese exposure.

:)

Yeah, I was born and raised north of Pittsburgh (and came back to live here again 20 years ago after a dozen years running around the US), closer to Erie than the 'Berg but we still get the weekenders coming up talking that Pittsburghese.

PS: Remember to get all your back to school clothing at Pants n'at

46 I Am Kreniigh!  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 12:02:30pm

"The Southern Baptist Convention's publishing division is recalling pink Bibles it sold to support breast cancer research, after it says some money went to Planned Parenthood."

Pink Bibles with Abortion Cooties.

47 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 12:26:39pm

re: #5 Cannadian Club Akbar

The woman is a state rep of Lebanon county. TAKE THAT!!! (you can't make this shit up)

So, a place filled with religious strife, named after another place that has often been filled with religious strife...

48 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 15, 2011 12:33:08pm

re: #12 EmmmieG

I would personally like to sponsor a bill to ban the code of Aethelbert from the courts.

It's very discriminatory. The weregild for a slave wasn't even close to the weregild for a freeman. That's just wrong, as we're all equal in the site of God.

And don't even get me started on the fact that the bot for going through an earl's tun was more than the bot for going through a freeman's tun.

You're not getting this at all, are you? Earls are wealth producers. We need to give them higher bot, or they'll outsource their barley production jobs to Norway.

(Interesting detail--the English word 'lord' literally goes back to roots that mean 'the bread guardian'. 'Lady' means 'bread kneader'. And the old Saxon word for a household servant literally means 'loaf eater'. The whole early English concept of nobility is of people who protect and distribute the food supply.)

49 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Dec 16, 2011 4:57:57am

re: #48 SanFranciscoZionist

How very feudal of them. Must be where the Republicans get their economic policy from.


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