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Does snopes know about this?
A few years ago I would have thought this to be a hoax

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/6/194434/1328
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archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: January 7th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
this is why intelligent people live in maryland =p
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: January 7th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not a hoax. Here's the full text of the bill on VA's site:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+HB1677
brunhildevalkyr From: brunhildevalkyr Date: January 7th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe VA will regret voting red. I pity those people in NoVa though... the blue rim on the edge of VA....
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: January 7th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you read to the end of the dailykos post there's a response from the bill's writer. He seems to think it addresses 'trashcan babies' but as seems fairly common in VA bills it's so poorly written as to be laughable were it not so dangerous.

I was amused by the concept of sending the guy used tampons/napkins.
fixx From: fixx Date: January 7th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I was amused by the concept of sending the guy used tampons/napkins."

It would have to be organized such that so many hit him at once that the mail would not simply be stopped to prevent more of them coming before many came. Also, I think it would be an act of decency for his family to mark these packages in such a way that they were readily identifiable on the outside. The sentiment will get through after he opens the first couple of them.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: January 7th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
:chuckle: didn't say I thought it was a great idea to actually do...
fixx From: fixx Date: January 8th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
The very fact that it amuses you means that it is a good idea, simply because after the fact people like you will be amused.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: January 8th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just because I am guiltily amused by the darwin awards does not mean that I think it a good idea to suffocate oneself in rhino poo.
fixx From: fixx Date: January 8th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't make assumptions about things you haven't tried.
brunhildevalkyr From: brunhildevalkyr Date: January 7th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I posted the link on PMM forums.... thanks for the heads up on it...

and thanks vvalkri for the actual bill!
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: January 7th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
PMM?
brunhildevalkyr From: brunhildevalkyr Date: January 7th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
polymatchmaker... there is a law and politics forum on there...
dcseain From: dcseain Date: January 7th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've lived in VA for a good chunk of my life, this bill does not surprise me in the least. It saddens me, bud does not surprise me.
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