Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game Bill

February 3, 2009 -

The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that a Republican state legislator will introduce a video game bill crafted by Jack Thompson.

Trib reporter Glen Warchol tracked the story down this afternoon at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City. As GamePolitics recently predicted, Gayle Ruzicka, a Thompson ally and head of the ultra-conservative Utah Eagle Forum, found a legislator to propose the disbarred attorney's bill.

Warchol writes:

Eagle Forum President Gayle Ruzicka is remote controlling Rep. Mike Morley [left] to introduce yet another bill to regulate those cop-killing video games...

Morley is picking up where other lawmakers have failed. (Yes, I checked and his pupils appear to be dilating properly...)  Florida-based wingnut crusader and disbarred lawyer Jack Thompson apparently has roughed out the bill for Gayle...

I talked to Attorney General Mark Shurtleff [who] says he has been told the bill will be completely different from earlier versions, but "They keep changing the language." He says the evidence that Thompson keeps quoting hasn't stood up in court. Looks like Thompson will have to call for Shurtleff's impeachment again.

GP: In 2007 Thompson demanded the impeachment of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff after the A.G. suggested that a video game bill proposed by the anti-game activist was unconstitutional.


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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

At least "Liberal Retards" know how to be respectful, seriously every time I hear one of you conservatives talk about liberals it's some Ann coulter/Rush Limbauge/Sean Hannity bullshit that has no basis in facts.  Liberals say that Conservatives are wrong, Conservatives say that Liberals are God-hating, unAmerican, Socialist, Communist, Terrorists

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Uh... what? 

So the past eight years wherein conservatives were called facist, Nazi, redneck, biggoted religious zealots were all in my imagination?

Name calling isn't exclusive to one side.


If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Torture and spying on the American public is fascism, doesn't have anything to do with their political affiliation.

no one called the outgoing administration nazis; how could they considering the administrations unthinking support for Isreal

Bush is a redneck

Biggoted religious zealots, only really applies to the Fundimentalist Christian arm of the party however, I should point out that one of the contenders for the recent RNC chairmanship distributed CD's with the song Barack the Magic Negro and The Star Spanglish Banner.  There were two Republican candidates for different senate seats, one belonged to an all-white country club and one was a member of the klan.  I don't remember their names and i'll post a reply if i find them 

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

..."Liberal retards"? Isn't Thompson proposing the bill in one of the most predominately conservative states in America?

And wasn't it the conservatives who screwed America over in the past eight years?

Oh, but it's the liberals who are the retards. Makes perfect sense...

So, please, good chada, tell me: who exactly are the "real" Americans?

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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Judging by the fact that "Real Americans" is a term invented by the GOP to appeal to their base then that would mean that "Real Americans" are the Right-Wing base IE, rednecks

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

My money is on the libertarians. They're the only ones who don't want to either force morals on the populace or forcibly make everyone equal. Libertarians want the government to treat you like an adult and let you suffer the consequences of your own actions without having daddy government tell you what to do while mommy government cleans up your mistakes.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

No offense, but my money's on f**kin' noone. To me, there are no "real" Americans: to classify someone as a "real" American is to measure them in one's own personal moral/value spectrum. If that person fulfills the requirements needed while being examined through said spectrum, they are considered as a "real" American; anyone who does not meet those requirements are not "real" Americans, even though they are every bit as real as an American as anyone else.

It's basically how JT was able to get his Freedom Award: because he was a "real" American. And you, I, and everyone else on this site spawned from the Devil's arse are dirty immigrant clowns and French child molesters. /sarcasm

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Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

What makes someone a real American? Well let's see what happens when we change the nationality.

What makes someone a real Italian?

It's either someone who was born and/or raised in Italy

or someone who has Italian blood.

Also if someone immigrated to Italy and then spent a siginificant amount of time (several years, decades maybe) then eventually they'd be considered a real Italian.

Same applies to the U.S. imo

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---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Yeah, but you're looking at it in terms of citizenship. Perfectly acceptable, but not really what I was getting at.

When chada said something about "real" Americans, I think he meant those who fit into the little conservative spectrum. The stereotypical "fine, upstanding young American"; you know, the straight white God-fearing family with two kids, a dog, and a two-story in the suburbs: the b.s. representation of a "normal" nuclear family spawned in the 1950's.

If someone else who deviated from that spectrum (for example, a gay black man in a healthy relationship with an Asian man, living with an adopted Hispanic child, two cats, and a bisexual female whose already had two abortions, in an apartment in San Francisco [just to push the envelope]) were examined through the same spectrum, they might be considered "vile, godless, amoral" and all other manner of bigoted speech conservatives can think of. It wouldn't matter if the family previously described were all American citizens: they're still not "real" Americans.

But I can see where you're coming from. I should've made my point a bit clearer, and I apologize for not doing so.

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Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Looks like someone failed middle school geography.

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Technically Georgia is a part of the bible belt and so is Utah

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

But Sherman's march 1)took place nowhere near Utah, and 2) had nothing to do with Christianity. The comment made absolutely no sense no matter how you slice it.

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Uhhhh... I was being sarcastic, people.

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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Still doesn't work.

D- Must try harder

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

Geography and US history.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game Bill

So Thompson found another patsy without much intelligence going for him.

If they keep changing the language of the bill as the attorney general puts it, then it's going to fail to even get out of committee.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

....hahahahahahaha, I just cant hold that in reading that...  hahaha...  Why does anyone listen to Jack after he was disbarred?  Next they will take draft a bill from an escapee from a psych ward, that thinks they can command an army of cows.

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Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game ...

They'd actually be better off with the cow army guy, whether he had it or no, as he wouldn't have been so Very Thoroughly Discredited already.

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game Bill

That is a refreshing view point. Can't wait to actually read the bill when it happens.

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http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Utah Legislator Will Sponsor Jack Thompson Video Game Bill

He has already posted 2 letters in the comments section of that article addressed to the Attorney General Mark Shurtleff regarding the bill

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1
 
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