Utah Newspaper Awards Video Game Bill Sponsor a "Buffalo Chip"

January 27, 2007 -

The Provo Daily Herald has unkind words for Utah Rep. Scott Wyatt, sponsor of a video game bill blocked yesterday by a House committee. The paper's editorial staff apparently awards "beehives" and "buffalo chips" for what it deems worthy of kudos or condemnation. Here's what the Daily Herald had to say about Rep. Wyatt:

Buffalo Chip to Rep. Scott Wyatt for trying to pull the plug on video games for kids. Other states have already been there and done that -- and have been slapped down by the courts. House Bill 50 would add violent video games to the list of materials deemed harmful to minors, and thus bar them from being sold to young buyers. The Logan Republican is ignoring warnings from Attorney General Mark Shurtleff that similar laws in eight states have been found unconstitutional. Wyatt's colleagues need to tell him that it's "game over" for this bill before a judge does.


Now if GP could just figure out what the "beehive" represents...


Comments

Well, at least Wyatt actually stopped to think 'Crap, how many states has this been killed in?". He could have pushed it like Blago or that guy in Lousiana.

I live in Rep. Scott Wyatt's district.....the guy's a moron.

Idiot he should have to pay back the state if the bill fails court muster...

It's a quickly written summary that leads to a misleading image.

No, I'm not faulting or criticizing the award itself.

But the way it's written implies that the "violent video games" were MEANT for children. As if that's the only ones who would play such games. I don't think it's meant to read that way, but it does come off that way.

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Well would you look at that, Utah has its own versions of the "Dee-Dee-Dee" award. :)

Also, even though the "moral crusaders" who push for these bills often say the public consensus supports them, the newspapers in their area seem to tell a different story. Once again, these morons refuse to pay attention to the reality of things.

It's a Mormon thing. The beehive is an important symbol in the Mormon church, which, of course, is dominant in Utah.

Here's a hint for GP.

Utah is called the "Beehive State".

Not as fun as the beehive my dad used to get to use. A tank shell full of hundreds of little steel darts. Can anyone say pincushion?

Beehive has nothing to do with Mormons. Utah is the 'Beehive' State. The beehive relates to industry (state motto) and hard work, which early pioneers to the Utah territory had to endure to survive.

This is good that now anti-game activists are taking heat. I think the thing that is the most ridiculous about this whole thing is the word protection. Taking violent video games away from children is protection? That's like stealing a candy from a child and saying that it's protection because it will make him or her fat. That's ridiculous and it's an excuse by these anti-game people. They are using that as an excuse to win favor and votes for themselves. Oh and, of course, money. They're stealing entertainment from people for fame, votes and money. I think that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Now if GP could just figure out what the “beehive” represents…"


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