Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"Hey everybody, is there a way we can be bigger assholes?"

"Why yes there is"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, April 8 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday that would require random drug testing of Arkansas residents who receive state unemployment benefits - a plan that the state's Democratic governor said could violate federal law.
The bill, which passed on a 25-5 vote and now goes to a House committee, could affect about 85,000 Arkansas residents currently receiving unemployment benefits.

If the measure becomes law, those seeking unemployment benefits would have to sign a waiver and allow for random drug testing. Those who refuse to sign or who test positive for drugs would not be entitled to benefits.

But no limits on their ability to buy a firearm, so there's that.


Montag said...

This is the state that has ceded law enforcement and environmental oversight to the polluter, ExxonMobil, in the dilbit spill.

But, hell, any state that would make Mike Fucking Huckabee governor deserves all that happens to it.

Sorry, little sympathy--a majority of Arkansans wanted their lives to be run by a bunch of right-wing mental defectives, and now they're getting it, as H.L. Mencken said, good and hard.

pansypoo said...

well, it ain't full scott. random instead of ALL.