Pennsylvania State Pastime: Pissing on Your Rights

"You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide."
Oh yeah? Fuck you.

So Pennsylvania's office of Homeland Security has been tracking groups engaged in lawful, peaceful protests, including groups opposed to natural gas drilling, peace activists and gay rights groups. Apparently, these groups are akin to Al Qaeda.

Back the truck the fuck up. What? Are you kidding me? The group who claims responsibility for destroying the WTC towers is the same thing as those who think gay people should be allowed the same rights as straight people, people who are against drilling for natural gas, and peace activists?

For fuck's sake. I guess I'm #1 on the list, then, because I am in favor of all of those. Governor Rendell had this to say:

"Uh, oops. Didn't know about that. I'll, uh... get back to you." (paraphrased)

Pennsylvania is sneaky like that. You see, on the east side you have Philly and the west you have Pittsburgh, and bringing up the center is State College... the city of Penn State University. Those three points are plenty liberal, but everywhere else in the state may as well be Arkansas.

Ugh.