The brain trust that encompasses the Georgia State House Judiciary Committee held hearings today surrounding a proposed Georgia state law seeking to ban forced microchip implantation in humans. That's right — forced microchip implantation in humans. Because this is a huge problem? Well, apparently, some of the lawmakers actually believed that this might come about as a result of ObamaCare, so the Georgia state lawmakers want to nip this in the bud.
Sidenote: The GOP has some sort of strange obsession with microchip implants. Georgia is the fourth state to work on a law regarding this. A few months ago, a Republican lawmaker from Virginia tried to ban microcip implants because they were — I'm not making this up — the sign of the antichrist.
Anyway, the Georgia hearings got a little surreal when a woman got up to testify. TPM picks up the story:
The Journal-Constitution reports that things started getting weird when a woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County told the committee: "I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip." Apparently no lawmaker took this as a warning sign, and she was allowed to continue her testimony.
"Microchips are like little beepers," the woman told the committee. "Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission."
"Ma'am, did you say you have a microchip?" state Rep. Tom Weldon (R) asked the woman.
"Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area," she replied.
No one laughed. State Rep. Wendell Willard (R), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, asked her who had implanted the chip.
"The Department of Defense," she said.
Willard thanked the woman for her input, and the committee later approved the bill.
How did they know she was lying?