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Submitted by Peter J. Herz (Taiwan), Apr 3, 2005 at 03:57

I have a suggestion about "hate speech". As soon as a hate speech law is passed in your community, tape a lecture by one of our screaming meemies of Left-wing academia and bring a lawsuit.

Just as the _Washington Compost_ and _New York Slimes_ started shutting up about landfills when someone pointed out that most of their bulk was old newspapers rather than plastic bags; I'm sure the Leftists and Islamicist radicals will shut up about "hate speech" when they start getting hoisted on that particular petard, and suddenly rediscover the First Amendment.

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