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January 19, 2007

Friday Open Thread

Because Bbeck asked me to.

She forwards a video of what can only be an AOSHQ moron.

Heh. Indeed. Watch the whole thing.**
I'm sure it's old, but new to me.

**I readily admit that I have no computer skills. Let me know if there's a better way to do this linky.

Adding on this piece of news via Retired Geezer:

Lawrence Person writes "The attempt to require political bloggers to register as lobbyists previously reported by Slashdot has been stripped out of the lobbying reform bill. The vote was 55 to 43 to defeat the provision. All 48 Republicans, as well as 7 Democrats, voted against requiring bloggers to register; all 43 votes in favor of keeping the registration provision were by Democrats."

This is what an *actual* chill wind of repression looks like, Lefties. And it is the Republicans who are standing up for your freedom of speech.

UPDATE: Reading is fundamental.

From the comments:

That amendment was introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Senator Vitter, however, is now a co-sponsor of Amendment 20 by Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) to remove Section 220 from the bill.

The problem is that Republicans in Congress seem to be tone-deaf to Constitutional concerns regarding technical issues. They just don't seem to have a clue, and only a few seem disposed to try to learn.
In short, we have too damn many Rinosaurs taking up space and coasting on seniority, especially in the Senate.

Thanks to spmat for the elaboration.

Another add-on: Very cute/ funny video.


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