What, you’re scratching your head, too? You can’t even root for injuries; one of the two people involved is a minor.
Here’s an opinion you can take to the bank. Justin Bieber thinks Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., should go to jail for a bill she’s sponsoring. The bill would make it a felony to profit from online streaming of unlicensed content, according to the Star Tribune.
If you’re wondering why Justin Bieber has an issue with that, it’s because Justin Bieber started out, as the Star Tribune helpfully notes, by “by singing cover songs that went viral on YouTube.” Senator Klobuchar’s office is currently falling all over itself claiming that their bill would not actually send to jail people uploading cover songs to YouTube, which would be much more reassuring if I didn’t know that what Klobuchar’s people meant is that the law is not designed to send people to jail for uploading cover songs to YouTube. Whether it ends up sending the next Justin Bieber to jail is… I don’t know. Roll 3d6 and consult the Judicial Activism Table. Don’t roll a critical failure. On the other hand, Justin Bieber is a Canadian and Amy Klobuchar is an American. The former is thus formally invited to keep his trap shut while we kick the latter out of office next year.
I mean, seriously, Klobuchar? A felony? Is it too much to ask that Members of Congress stop being so lazy about passing laws? And people wonder why books like One Nation Under Arrest get written*…
*Full disclosure: I got my copy via… the Heritage Foundation, I think. I like Heritage. They do street-level activism.