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Brickbat: Cajuns Commanded

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The Cajun Navy, an unorganized group of private citizens with boats, is credited with saving hundreds maybe even thousands of people during the recent flooding in Louisiana. But Republican state Rep. Jonathan "J.P." Perry has proposed a bill that would require those people to get training before they can rescue people in the future. After getting a great deal of push back, Perry said that he was only looking out for Cajun Navy members, trying to make sure they won't get stopped by police or prosecuted for crossing police barricades.

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  1. Morning all. I’d say a bunch of Cajuns that live in the swamps have all the ‘training’ they need. This may have been because they were making the ‘heroes’ look bad and taking away the spotlight.

    1. G’day. If dis sumbitch gubmint fella is lookin out for da people, he’d move dem boyz in bloo outta da vicinity. Day ain’t seen nuttin’, day ain’t gonna do nuttin’. Datid work, I gairowntee it.

      1. + 1 ‘ crawl fish’ gumbo

          1. That in Floridan too? I’m waiting on monitor lizards to show up next.

            1. It would make ‘noodling’ for cats much easier. And Florida.

    2. It isnt that they were making anyone look bad. Perry’s proposal involves the payment of fees to the state.

      Surprising, I know.

      1. The state always wants to wet its beak. Capice, paisano ?

  2. Let me know when FEMA is as good at handling natural Disasters as freaking Waffle House.

  3. I am sorry mam. I can’t rescue you. I am not certified for rescue operations, my boat doesn’t meet government standards and I don’t have extra life vests. Please be patient. Official rescue squads should pass this way in a few days.

    1. an you’ll have a nice day!

  4. Has anyone ever gotten a hat tip in the morning brickbat?

    I have a sad.

    1. Don’t beg,it’s unbecoming.

      1. You assume I have pride.

  5. Ha, this dipshit is rationalizing his legislation as trying to help volunteers by removing restrictions authorities place on them, instead of, you know, introducing legislation to forbid authorities from interfering with volunteerism. This is the modern GOP. Like Democrats, they just want to regulate the citizen not the state agent. This guy is a slippery fuck.

    1. Statist gonna statist. Did you expect anything else?

    2. It is very doubtful slippery fuck will win re-election or that this legislation will be successful.

  6. “The intent of what I want to do is to completely un-regulate it to where our volunteers are not stopped from going out,” Perry said in the video. “What’s happening is, it’s all getting twisted around like I’m trying to put a fee on it. I’m trying to tax it. I’m trying to require a permit.”

    Right! I mean, people read a bill that requires people to come in and give the government money for a special piece of paper and think the government is trying to take peoples’ money in exchange for a permit. This innocuous transaction, mandatory as it may be, is simply a means to totally deregulate the activity, people!!!

    1. Read some government regulations some time, dumbass – do you see anything in there about the government being authorized to regulate itself? It’s an unconstitutional abuse of authority for government to pass laws restricting their own use of power – if you want to regulate government/citizen interaction, the only legal and proper course is to regulate the citizen side of the equation. Geez, you some kinda commie that thinks the government can just do whatever it wants?

    2. Hey, intentions are what matter. Ignore what the proposal would actually require people to do to comply.

    3. “The intent of what I want to do is to completely un-regulate it to where our volunteers are not stopped from going out,” Perry said in the video. “What’s happening is, it’s all getting twisted around LIKE I’m trying to put a fee on it, I’m trying to tax it, I’m trying to require a permit.”

      Given the latest unpleasantness, AND the new Democrat governors assholery over it, I’m inclined to think that maybe, just maybe, they’re twisting his words to try to make the republican look bad.

      Why would I think this? Because, yet again, we’re treated to some low level republican being treated as if his local ordinance is some giant thing.

    4. The intent of what I want to do is to completely un-regulate it

      I’m trying to require a permit.

      Pick one, dumbass.

  7. After getting a great deal of push back, Perry said that he was only looking out for Cajun Navy members, trying to make sure they won’t get stopped by police or prosecuted for crossing police barricades.

    If that’s the problem he’s trying to solve, “training” won’t do a damn thing. The cops still can and will stop them, trained or not. The way to solve that problem is to order the police to get out of the way.

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