Phony Religious Freedom is Phony Phil ScarrJune 14, 2012 Health Care, Hypocrisy, Insanity, Liberals Rock My Sox!, sexism, The hate right, Those Kooky Conservatives! 5 Comments “I’m flattered that you’re all interested in my vagina, but no means no…” pro-choice, Republican War on Women ← Stupid is as Stupid Does! A Public Service Announcement from the 1%! → 5 thoughts on “Phony Religious Freedom is Phony” Duane12 June 15, 2012 at 7:12 am Amen, Sister Brown! BTW, I’m Catholic. 0 likes Reply PJ June 15, 2012 at 10:45 am Brown has since been banned indefinitely from speaking on the house floor. 0 likes Reply Phil Scarr Post authorJune 15, 2012 at 10:53 am How can that possibly be constitutional? 0 likes Reply PJ June 15, 2012 at 11:33 am I believe that matter has been “taken under advisement,” though I’m not certain of it. Another Michigan legislator was also indefinitely banned but in that case I believe she spoke out of turn and so committed a minor technical violation of house rules. In both cases, their respective constituents have been silenced. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Apparently, Brown offended the speaker by using the “V” word, and that’s why she was banned. I’m looking for confirmation of the official “why.” To my knowledge, one hasn’t been issued. Incidentally, the bill in question passed. 0 likes Reply PJ June 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm Oh, and I think it’s meaningful to point out that Brown’s colleague, Rep. Bynum, was reprimanded for not only speaking out of turn but for running about the chambers screaming like a child. From what I understand Bynum did not caper about the chambers in any way. But, you’ll notice the now familiar “Grow Up” “Whiners” “Progressives are Adolescents” “Liberals are children” meme that infects our discourse being used to silence legitimate dissenting opinion. It also occurred to me that Maude from “The Big Lebowski” was certainly correct. I’d post the clip but decorum might prevent me from advocating the use of the “V” word or more accurately – the “V” State might hunt me down for indecorous candor. 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.