'Kill the Bill,' shout protesters as U.S. Senate votes on starting GOP health bill debate


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/25/kill-the-bill-shout-prote.html


#2

Its riding on McCain and Johnson to tip the balance.


#3

“no photos. Delete your photos.”

Suuure. Just buy an Eye-fi SD card to autosync pictures, then delete them from the SD card when asked or when the card is confiscated.


#4

Well, its going to be a tie 50-50 and Pence will break it to Yes.


#5

I don’t care if he IS a former POW. John McCain is a chickenshit fucking coward who talks a big game but then obediently falls in line with the rest of his colleagues to destroy people’s lives like a good little boy.

Fuck him.


#6

No, seriously, fuck John McCain.


#7

… but … but he is former military. A hero!


#8

Eye-fi is actually no longer in business, and the reviews of the Toshiba and Transcend wi-fi SD cards are not exactly glowing. Seems like there’s a void to be filled here.


#9

Million dollar market for sure. It does seem there’s a use-case here by professional journalists and photogs (and even citizens) that needs to be filled. Add encryption capabilities and other features and it’s gold.


#10

Why didn’t he just omit the periods in “D.C.” so he would spell out “great” correctly?

WHY?!?


#11

You seem to have confused the President with a man who thinks about things before he says or tweets them.


#12

Maybe he meant “grt” as in “grate”.

That would make a lot of sense.


#13

That was a campaign promise, if I recall correctly.


#14

Photography is not a crime. Even when done at a crime scene. Which this wasn’t.


#15

Authorities are pretty notorious for confiscating SD cards and cameras from journalists, or phones from citizens, and/or making them delete footage/pictures. It’s definitely not a new thing and i would hope that attending journalists disregarded orders to delete pictures.


#16

WTF is with that delete the pictures shit. The GOP wants to shit on Democracy, then by all means lets have the pictures.


#17

I wonder what imaginary law they think they’re invoking to forbid photos at a crime scene?


#18

It’s like how you can be arrested for resisting arrest and only be charged with resisting arrest. Of course, the real crime is the suppression of news coverage.


#19

If they couldn’t pass a repeal bill with a plan, how can they expect to pass a bill, without a plan?


#20

More to the point, how would today’s photos of the Senate differ from yesterday’s? It’s just a bunch of old white dudes. They aren’t literally drinking blood. No, the only reason for preventing photography is to show contempt for democracy. There is no other objective.