Brad Messer Commentary
Wednesday, July 9, 2003


In the Lone Star state in September, a new anti-spam law kicks in.

Advertisers' email will have to say it is an ad, not have a deceptive Subject line, and not use a fake return address.

Won't that be nice? All the spammers will have to stop it. The bad boys who don't stop will have to give you money each time they spam you.

That's the new Texas anti-spam law.

How come it took so long for someone to have the idea of passing another new law? Spam could've been outlawed long ago, if someone had thunk to make up a law to spamproof Texas.

How about a law against air pollution? Other places would stop sending dirty air here, because it would be illegal.

A law that people have to eat salad and take vitamins. A law repealing the law of gravity, so we can all float around if we want to. A law that would say,

Come on people, now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another, right now...
Youngbloods with Jesse Colin Young

Yeah! You're a legislator and you want to look like you're doing something? Pass a law that cannot be enforced. People will love yuh, yuh big spam killer!

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.

San Antonio Express-News 7/8/2003
State law targeting spam to take effect in September

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