Follow Up: Bomb Threats And Reading Bills

Remember Ashton Lundenby, the kid who the media and some lefty bloggers went over-board on a few months ago? Well,

A federal judge says a teen can be charged as an adult after authorities say he used the Internet to make fake bomb threats to schools nationwide, including Indiana.

A three-count indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges Ashton Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, and unnamed co-conspirators allowed Web gamers to pay fees to listen to and observe police responses to bomb threats at Purdue University, Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and other schools.

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

And, as far as reading the bill goes, one nutty Democrat thinks it’s funny

“If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes,” Hoyer told CNSNews.com at his regular weekly news conference.

Hoyer was responding to a question from CNSNews.com on whether he supported a pledge that asks members of the Congress to read the entire bill before voting on it and also make the full text of the bill available to the public for 72 hours before a vote.

In fact, Hoyer found the idea of the pledge humorous, laughing as he responded to the question. “I’m laughing because a) I don’t know how long this bill is going to be, but it’s going to be a very long bill,” he said.

“Members clearly–and staff and review boards, they read them in their entirety. They go over it with members, and members read substantial portions of the bill themselves, but the issue is–I don’t know who signed this (pledge), but frankly the opposition has been very vociferous, not of the verbiage and bill, but on the concept that it incorporates,” Hoyer said.

Let Freedom Ring, a Delaware-based conservative organization, is circulating a pledge that asks members of Congress to promise to read the entirety of the final text of a health-care reform bill before they vote on it. They also are asking that the full bill be made available for review by the public for 72 hours before Congress votes on it.

I’m glad Hoyer thinks that elected officials actually doing their job and reading what they are voting on is funny. OK, all you Dems out there, defend Hoyer. Go for it. Can you spin it?

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

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