Saturday, September 26, 2009

On NewSpeak.

From AB962:

SECTION 1. This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the
PROTECTION Act of 2009: Providing Regulation and Oversight
to End Community Terrorism in Our Neighborhoods.

Anti-Gang Neighborhood Protection Act of 2009.


Because any legislation sounds positively fucking peachy when you string enough meaningless buzzwords together. The only thing missing is an oblique reference to 'sustainability.'* How a piece of legislation that (being gutted) now only bans ammo sales and ammo posession by 'prohibited parties' (you know, the ones that can't own the guns to shoot said ammo in the first place) will do anything to...oh, hell, nevermind.

California residents: Easy Money. 1-916-445-2841, 1 for English, 2 for pending legislation, 2 for AB962, 2 to oppose. If it's busy, call later or try again. I like buying ammo online. I'm not made out of money, and for whatever reason Big5 continues to not stock 7.62x25mm or .455 Webley. Imagine!

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* This word officially doesn't mean anything anymore. I suppose vague externalities are being sustained in most of the contexts in which the word is encountered. Of course vague externalities can be just about whatever you want to cast them as. The only thing concrete about it is that it is some sort of inverse Fnord for the eco-conscious yuppie crowd - you see the word, you can feel good now.

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