42  2:00 pm December 19, 2012

South Carolina Has Fun New Idea: Jail Officials Who Implement Obamacare

by Kris E. Benson

islamic south carolina sealAnyone here from SOUTH CAROLINA? Yes? Maybe you can explain to us why your state is so crazy, possibly as crazy as Florida (or at least, coming at a close second):

South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley last week pre-filedĀ a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would criminalize implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare reform law.

If his bill becomes law, any state official caught enforcing the healthcare law would be guilty of a misdemeanor and “must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

That’s just for STATE officials.

Any federal employee or contractor enforcing the law “is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both,” the bill proposes.

But don’t you worry, this is all on the up-and-up because of the Constitution, which lawmakers are sworn to protect and uphold (when convenient and in their perceived best interests, that is):

“I think we’re within our rights to do this,” [State Representative Bill] Chumley explained toU.S. News. “It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

It’s always fun when a self-identified “farmer” decides to dive into Constitutional jurisprudence! Chumley also thinks, apparently, that protection of the Constitution and the people involves rejecting the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act , limiting punitive damages awarded to plaintiffs in lawsuits, allowing hunting and fishing without a license on father’s day, and freeing employers from the burden of informing employees of their rights. Constitutional law — it’s so easy, anyone can do it!

Among the items in the healthcare law that irk Chumley are the individual health insurance mandate, “the establishment of 150 or so more agencies,” “the addition of many thousand new IRS agents,” and “home visits to come out and see how you’re living.”

If that were happening, that would irk us as well. But it is not happening, but that doesn’t matter since Republicans are apparently entitled to their own versions of life, the universe and everything. Good luck, South Carolina, with getting health care in 2013 because it seems like you’ll need it.

[US News]

 
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littlebigdaddy December 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Marbury v. Madison, beatches!

sullivanst December 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Supremacy Clause, morans!

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I think this guy is acting pursuant to the Stupidity Clause.

memzilla December 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Actually, I was thinking of another precedent.

Rebootably_Joe December 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Sherman v. The State of Georgia

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

This is a case I hope for the sake of South Carolina that they don't want to relitigate.

Maman December 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Fine, you wanna play? Lose your medicaid funding and listen to your hospitals bitch.

sullivanst December 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Not sure the hospitals would be shrieking all that loudly, they don't make any profit off of Medicaid services; it's the state treasurer that'd be bursting eardrums.

Maman December 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

But they get paid for services that they will mostly likely have to provide anyway.

sullivanst December 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Good point, looks like their existing uncompensated care fund would vanish along with Medicaid, and likely the Medically Indigent Assistance Program along with it.

Although, I would point out the services provided would be different. Instead of treating cancer, they'd be providing palliative care to dying patients. Instead of managing blood glucose levels, they'd be reviving people from ketoacidosis comas and amputating gangrenous feet.

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Hey SC! You can't circumvent Federal Law with your own local laws.

Only WA can do that. (Well, CO, too.)

Rebootably_Joe December 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

On the other hand, WA and CO haven't passed laws threatening to jail officials for enforcing the law. Nullification is an iffy legal proposition in the best cases where there's the possibility of benign neglect, but making it a criminal act to enforce or execute federal law is definitely an entirely different level of derp.

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I know; I was just teasing. Some states just have to lead the way to make the Feds eventually change their minds. SC, U R DOIN IT RONG.

GeneralLerong December 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Was that the warm-up for an Ali v. Frazier match?

OzoneTom December 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Because, when it comes to the constitution, the US Supreme Court doesn't know what it is talking about. Can a whole state be charged with contempt of court?

WhatTheHolyHeck December 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I don't want to point any fingers or anything, but there was that decision in a case that rhymed with Clitizens Shoenited.

Spider-Jerk December 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

With this court? The goddamn jackass might have a point.

Even broken cuckoo-clocks, etc.

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

It's a great day in South Carolina! Unless you're a government official doing your job to help the state''s citizens, that is.

stefanbc December 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

"Chumley" sounds like the name of terrible Bear bar in Long Beach

actor212 December 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Chumley's is the name of a great (former) speakeasy in the west Villaghe in NYC, however.

Not_So_Much December 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I liked his work with 'Tennessee Tuxedo'. This shite, not so much.

carlgt1 December 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

haha, and is this politician a big fat dumb walrus too? see see see….
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100724091

WIDTAP December 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Isn't he the slow one on "Pawn Stars"?

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Shouldn't they also hold their breath until Obamacare is overturned, on principle?

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

OT but where's our Bork obituary post? I'd like to show firsthand how liberal elites are contributing to the moral decay of this country.

Mumbletypeg December 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

where's our Bork obituary post?

Honestly, son, did you leave your mommyblog goggles at home.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Hah! I am at home with a killer cold.I would hope that a fine mommyblog like this one that condones and encourages buttsechs would want to give a proper sendoff to a guy who clearly thought that wimmunz, poors and blahs should know their place.Also.

bikerlaureate December 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Well, you quit smoking a long while back. What did you expect?

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Yeah, if you can call “having two cigarettes in your teens and that's it”, quitting smoking, yeah, I quit.

Respitetini December 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm
glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

We can all laugh now.

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Let's not keep Borking the guy, now that he is dead.

Let's just ignore him, please, instead.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

He was trying to Bork us right up to the end, being the judicial advisor to Romney's campaign. Yeesh!…as I tell my son, conservatives are people who think the world always was exactly like it was when they were a kid…

malsperanza December 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Or rather: exactly like it was on that TV show they watched when they were a kid.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

That could explain why they were so hard on the beaver last night.

GeneralLerong December 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hey, maybe Scalia will be next!

Then we can say God Is Telling Us Something.

That God would be interested in originalism seems a bit odd…but not out of character, actually.

not that Dewey December 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Goonemeritus December 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Why the fuck did we fight to keep these guys in the Union?

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

At least we outlawed slavery in the process. Seems they've just moved it to include all poors.

flipdraw December 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Indeed. Can we retroactively encourage them to form their own country? East Texas, anyone?

shelwood46 December 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

So Stephen Colbert would be born an American?

GeneralLerong December 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

We like to torture them. With votes.

Gratuitous World December 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

If it was the White Supremacy Clause, they would know it better

docterry6973 December 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Will America, at any point, get sick of listening to these idiots? Never mind, I know the answer.

Loch_Nessosaur December 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Chumley? No Tennessee Tuxedo?

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Duh, *gee* Tennessee…!

actor212 December 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

CHUM LEE LIBEL!

Oblios_Cap December 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

They need to go see Mr. Whoopie

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You are probably too young to remember that Tennessee was outed as a known Communist by Chumley in front of HUAC. He has never been back in politics since.

Poindexter718 December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Farmers practicing Constitutional law? I thought you had to have a dentistry license to do that.

actor212 December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

You're right! Farmers have to limit themselves to foreign treaties!

sullivanst December 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Somebody got all excited when they heard about how the Farmers worte teh Consittution in teh frist palce.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

"The Constitutional Law scholar in the dell,…"

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Or a fake Opthalmology certification.

MadBamaJama December 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Not a license. A learner's permit will do just fine.

LesBontemps December 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Real estate license works too, apparently.

kittensdontlie December 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Constitutional law isn't brain surgery(–which I am practicing on myself right now! It really is that easy)!!1!

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

“It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

Um, then why you trying to pass a law that blatantly violates the Constitution? The text is pretty clear, states cannot invalidate Federal laws:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

Biel_ze_Bubba December 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Wait .. he has to read it?

hagajim December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Why does South Carolina keep insisting on seceding, and more importantly, when are we gonna let the dumb fucks do it?

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I wish these fuckers would stop being so silly.

poorgradstudent December 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I read crap like this and all I can think is "OMG you fuckers are just lucky they're not making you accept real government-run health care like everyone else in the industrialized world."

Mumbletypeg December 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

"Hello, It's a HATE Day* to be in South Carolina!"

*is there any other kind of day, in SC?

skmind December 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I say we let them secede. Parting gift: all the Confederate flags you can stock up in your double wides.

FakaktaSouth December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

“I think we’re within our rights to do this,”

And I think there should be a standard, baseline, necessary intelligence quotient for anyone running for office. See what we get for thinking? Jack shit.

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

And, as with "thinking" the Universe is only 6,000 years old, global warming does not exist, or that the Earth is flat, what one thinks doesn't matter; the fact is that states are not within their right to do this.

FakaktaSouth December 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

This guy does make me question my own beliefs in evolution however. And hell NO they can't do this, but when the fuck has understanding words and laws and what the Constitution said ever mattered when you are trying to take a stand against the black guy's socialism that isn't?

athirson December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Isn't being in SC the same thing as being in jail anyway?

Weenus299 December 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

For the most part, yes.

BelleSC December 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I will second that. Not that I have been in jail but I can learn from the experiences of others.

Beattitudes December 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

basically….

Signed, transplanted NY'er trying to escape…

weejee December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

To go with South Carolina's new Senator, Haley's Bobbitt Comet Tim Scott, the Palmetto State is having quite a week. Arizona, hey Arizona, if you snooze you lose.

BlueMonkeh December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

"Chumley". Sounds legit.

sullivanst December 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Needz moar Grayson.

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

If you turn the state seal of SC upside down and squint your eyes a little, it kinda looks like a dick, with a couple of balls and an untrimmed bush.

—Taylor Bigler.

Dogless_Heathen December 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Even better, it looks black.

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

your move, Arizona

memzilla December 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

South Carolina: "Too small to be a country, too big to be an insane asylum."

– South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, 1860
(and the only SC gummint official to vote against secession)

Weenus299 December 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Not McMaster, James L. Pettigru. There are a damn lot of people, native Sandlappers, who feel the same way.

memzilla December 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Ah stand corrected, suh.

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Just. fucking. SECEDE. already.

And take Texas and Florida with you.

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

HEY!

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Darling, you can join me in Louisiana. The political insanity is a bit off-putting, but the food is phenomenal.

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hmm. You may have a point – I've only been to NO once, but the "scenery" was pretty spectacular, esp. around Tulane. Plus the "gospel sing-along" at Sunday brunch at that one bar was fun as dammit!

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

New Orleans is probably the one city in the South that totally makes up for it being in the Bible Belt. Thoses French, Spanish and Creoles new how to build themselves a city.

actor212 December 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Rep Bill Chumley (R-Tennessee Tuxedo), you mean

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, also a Republican, has made no public statement on the bill. Chumley said he has seen Haley just once since setting up his study group and "didn't want to bother her with this."

Gee, I wonder why…possibly because even she would have had the "bitch, please" reaction…

/FFS

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

ANIMIS OPIBUSQUE PARATI means "Prepared in mind and resources."
Not so much, I think.

Weenus299 December 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

FAILING THAT,

DUM SPIRO SPERO,

meaning "As I breathe, I hope" (for all the fools to fucking go to school down here and learn what they're supposed to do.

chascates December 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Lynching is too good for them and South Carolina knows lynching.

PopeEdgardo December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

SC led the way out of the Union and they haven't really accepted the outcome of that little adventure even yet. Time to bring back Reconstruction and this time not leave until it takes.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Chumley, you're just going to have to SUCK IT this time.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I'm stuck at the Raleigh North Carolina airport for 3 hours and it is just too close to this kind of stupid for me to be sober. Can any NC Wonketteers out there recommend a good local beverage(s) I can get at the airport?

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Don't drink the water- I think it makes them "that way."

Mumbletypeg December 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I don't know where you're originally from but I always make sure to pick up some Blenheim's Ginger Ale when road-tripping the Carolina's.
For fermented beverages, I guess you'll require input from an actual NC resident wonketteer, unless that one Asheville brewery distributes far as Raleigh..

/I spent 8 of my youngest years in SC, and to this day have many other friends who hail from NC; do not worry about the stoopid cooties, there is a difference between the two states even if not perceptible to the untrained eye~

Pragmatist2 December 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Isn't "Chumley" the dumb guy on Pawn Stars?

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Whereas, the assumption of power that the federal government has made by enacting the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" interferes with the right of the people of the State of South Carolina to regulate health care as they see fit and makes a mockery of James Madison's assurance in Federalist #45 that the "powers delegated" to the federal government are "few and defined", while those of the states are "numerous and indefinite".

Oh noes! Obamacare is mocking South Carolina. THIS WILL NOT STAND.

Rebootably_Joe December 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I clearly missed the thing where the Federalist Papers were not merely persuasion pieces that tell us what a couple of the framers were thinking -or at least willing to cop to having in mind in order to convince certain states to ratify the Constition- but rather, the binding legal document upon which our nation was founded.

LesBontemps December 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Oh noes! Obamacare is mocking South Carolina.

Why not? Everyone else does.

Rebootably_Joe December 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

“It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hey, give him a break. He swore to 'uphold' The Constitution, not to actually understand The Constitution.

He's from SC; he's doing the best he can.

snowpointsecret December 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

“I think we’re within our rights to do this,” [State Representative Bill] Chumley explained to U.S. News. “It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

Even the Supreme Court thinks that's a joke.

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

"I think" – um, isn't this what the taxpayers of SC are paying you to KNOW?

trondant December 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

There's a reason that place is called "the Bad Carolina". Many, come to think of it.

GlowneyHouse December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

After our last gubernatorial election here in NC, I fear it's a race to the bottom. Art Pope will see to that.

EdBradly7 December 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I moved to Minnesota in 1972 and in 1997 I accepted a position as an Executive on loan to a consortium if Independent Telco's based 60 miles south of Charlotte These guts are at least three years behind the rest of the country. Anyway the first thing I was told was the people in South Carolina still didn't wear shoes. Needless to say they weren't that far off the mark..

Gratuitous World December 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

When the next major hurricane inevitably hits SC, will they arrest any feds giving assistance?

memzilla December 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

South Carolina, the Crazy As A Palmetto Bug State.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"My name is Max Yasgur, and I'm a Constitutional Law Scholar."

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

"All you hippies get off my lawn!"

TribecaMike December 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

"Don't take the brown cow pies, man."

DahBoner December 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Republican Farmer: Feed all the seed corn to the fattest hogs, who will then poop out jobs.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hey SC, wanna fire on Ft. Sumter again? Double or nothing?

mormos December 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

What a Southerner is, and what he is supposed to do, other than rebel, nobody knows.

Caradeloca December 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

“home visits to come out and see how you’re living.”
Yup, back in pioneer days, the doc would try to make what they called a "housecall" and be greeted by a bullet.

ManchuCandidate December 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Rebel Without An Exemption Clause

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Chumley hasn't even got a Santa fucking Claus.

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Rebel Without a Clue

Oblios_Cap December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

And Lindsay Graham isn't gay.

flipdraw December 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

You know, I realize he's a bit swishy. But if I get a vote, I don't want him or Mr Michelle Bachmann in my camp, thank you very much. Reminds me of a Buddy Cole quote: "I know Liberace's gay. I just don't want him to be!"

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Oh honey, the membership committee will make damn sure that Sistren Graham and Bachmann don't get to be part of our club. Worry you not.

EdBradly7 December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

You mean "STILL NOT GAY" not that there is anything wrong with that.

BaldarTFlagass December 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Any federal employee or contractor enforcing the law “is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both,”

You know, for a culture that just can't get over the fact that they lost that war against the federal government 150 years ago, they certainly seem to have no qualms about sticking their dicks in that hornet's nest once again.

feminazipenishrinker December 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Thank you, dear leaders, for working hard to protect us from the tyranny of healthcare while defending the rights of lunatics to gun down little kids while they make macaroni necklaces and learn to read.

America. Fuck yeah.

StillGoinGreen December 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Now that you put it that way… Jesus, I'm depressed.

feminazipenishrinker December 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

My stupid asshole teabagger state rep wants this in Wisconsin, also, too. http://m.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/nine-law

feminazipenishrinker December 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I'll report myself to The Department of Redundancy Department for using the phrase "stupid asshole teabagger".

StillGoinGreen December 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Texas: Oh Fuck! South Carolina is catching us!
Florida: Well, what the fuck are we gonna do about it?
Texas: I dunno, but hangin' chads and shootin' coyotes ain't gonna cut it this time!
Florida: You think there's time to abolish poor people before Baby Jesus' birthday?
Texas: Maybe, I'll call Arizona.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

42- yeah, I got that reference. Do you think Chumley got it?

Tommy1733 December 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Ooh, ooh, I wanna try making a Constitution Law too. Here goes: "From now on, anyone caught engaged in unlawful sexual congress must be banished."

prommie December 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

South Carolina has al;ways been home to the angriest, dumbest, redneck white trash in the south. Fort Sumter is a real place. In South Carolina. I have been addressed by strangers as "yankee" in South Carolina, the only place that ever happened to me.

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

But you were probably trolling them by calling them "Cletus" or something.

prommie December 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Oh hell no, I was very gracious and actually I was expressing my surprise and admiration that they were familiar with reading and writing when out comes the "Yankee" slur.

malsperanza December 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

When I was doing hard time working temporarily on a project in Columbia,SC pretty much everyone I met began their conversations this way:

"You know, Sherman burned Columbia…" (accompanied by a gracious and welcoming smile)

After a few weeks of this, I began answering, "Sherman? General Sherman? Yeah, we have a statue of him at home (NYC) entirely coated in gold."

The obsession with the Waugh, together with the endless Jew jokes, did get me down after a while. OTOH, excellent mustard-based BBQ.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to simply make it a crime to vote for the Black guy?

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

"Now that right there is a photo of some well-trained minorities. Let's breed them!"

GeorgiaBurning December 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Do we need to go General Sherman on them, again? Do those cannonball marks on the statehouse mean anything, y'all?

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Is a bitch going to make us bounce the rubble of Fort Sumter again?!

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Oh please, some southern elected official, get your ridiculous state government to commit treason, so we can crush you.

Allmighty_Manos December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I'd like to pass a law outlawing South Carolina. Trust me, it's totally constitutional.

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This all sounds kinda familiar. Kinda like "We, therefore, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain and it is hereby declared and ordained, that the several acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States…are null, void, and no law, nor binding upon this State, its officers or citizens…"

Lot_49 December 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Maybe they'll also have a law allowing citizens' enforcement, with guns. So, watch out, USPS letter carriers in Charleston and whatever other "cities" are in South Carolina. Delivering that piece of mail from HHS might be a felony! Justice will be swift.

WTF is the matter w/these people?

pdiddycornchips December 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Why can't the feds refuse to send South Carolina federal dollars until they comply with the law? No highway money, no fed dollars for first responders, no fed money for schools, and especially no fed money for farmers. It's all a big game until those tooth-less hicks realize they won't be getting that subsidy check.

wileywitch December 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

If the U.S. government doesn't have a military plan to deal with secession, then they should not only make one; but should carry out exercises in which the military practices moving all of their equipment and soldiers from states that toy with the idea of succession. Let everyone in that state watch the tanks rolling out, and the jets flying out, and carriers full of soldiers waving goodbye so they can get a really good look at what they're dealing with while watching sales drop in their local economies.

Severen13 December 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

So Chumley wants to make enforcing a law against the law.

I love America!

Weenus299 December 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Guys, we can't even fire people who fucked up election-running in Richland County. We elect dipshit governors, can't understand anything because we're stupid, and we have no hope for improving because after the textile mills abandoned us, we have nothing better to do than get snakebit and wander around pretty beaches hoping to drown.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I liked the one yesterday when we got all horny and then wandered aimlessly.

southernboyman December 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Will I get better healthcare in the slammer?

christianmuslin December 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I wish somone would figure out what this nutcase costs taxpayers in advocating this nonsense and his opponent in the next election reminds voters.

PinkoPopulist December 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Every once in awhile I doubt my fitness to one day realize my dream of holding political office. Then you guys go and post something like this, and my self-confidence is restored. Thanks Wonkette!

MLite December 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Dear Sir,
As a former resident of the Great State of South Carolina (too small for a Republic, too large for an insane asylum), I take issue with your insinuation that Florida can hold a candle to the craziness of the Palmetto state. I'd challenge you to a duel if the Federal Government hadn't banned such civility.

Noitzie December 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

What's this "as crazy as Florida" nonsense? Everyone knows that the triumvirate of crazy politics in the US is 1) Florida, 2) Texas, and 3) Arizona. South Carolina is, at best, fourth.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Or forethkin.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I thought Mayberry was in NORTH Carolina.

BelleSC December 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I am not *from* SC but I currently live here. At least until the inevitable happens and we are free to move our residence elsewhere.

There are many lovely, intelligent, pleasant people here. I am sad to say that there are also many who are ignorant, redneck, crazy-as-a-loon dipshits. I seems that the latter outnumber the former.

Weenus299 December 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I may be both.

RalphCrown December 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Ooh, ooh, my turn! I'm prefiling a bill that makes it illegal for asswipes to prefile unconstitutional time-wasting bills. The penalty is having to ride an amusement park train being driven by Andre Bauer, and then having to read Gov. Haley's memoir out loud.

HouseOfTheBlueLights December 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Would everyone south of Maryland please just secede already?

lochnessmonster December 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I thought Chumley lived in Vegas and worked in a Pawn shop with his family…

Wile E. Quixote December 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

My father used to travel to Charleston, SC for business at the navy base there. Once, when asked by someone how he liked Charleston he remarked that it was a great pity that the Union Army didn't have nuclear weapons during the Civil War.

ttommyunger December 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

All this primarily because the President is near.

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

In South Carolina, Sharia isn't a type of law, but a popular feminine name in Charleston.

It's time to merge South Carolina into Georgia or some shit. No one will have lost any. You know, I'm surprised the sentence for promoting Obamacare is jail and/or a fine. I thought it would be a duel. Y'all remember the last time South Carolina wanted to duel against the United States government…?

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 1:21 am

How did nullification work the first time, South Carocrazy?

BTW, totally OT, but who in the hell is that South Carolina Congressman so pale and thin he looks like a character in one of the Twilight movies?

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