Dark SOPA

Lest you think the battle over internet-throttling SOPA is over, Corporate Shill Former Senator Chris Dodd has a letter today that is a full-on mouth-foaming rant in opposition to the blackout:

It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

Yes, yes. Because it’s only fair when the facts are skewed to favor Chris Dodd’s corporate interests. It’s only fair when the MPAA forces us to watch anti-pirating PSA’s before films and DVDs.

What a worthless weasel. And this is the guy who supposedly has saved our financial system.

Update: The more I think about this, the more annoyed I get. Reddit, boingboing, Wikipedia — all of these websites are free to black themselves out for whatever the fuck reason they want to. It’s their God-damned web sites. If they want to black them out in support of National Turnip Week (named after former Senator Chris Dodd), more power to them. I wish the internet titans stood up for civil liberties even more than they do.

Someone has to. Because it sure as shit ain’t gonna be the politicians.

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  1. CM

    Aye that. Its just a shame the general public so inadequate at policing itself on the Web

    And yet so completely unsurprising. Whenever people are given an inch they invariably take a mile.

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  2. CM

    Except, of course, moderation itself. ;-)

    (BTW I can read your latest PM but I can’t respond. I got a message that I had exceeded the mailbox size. I deleted about 12 old PMs, but it still comes up with the same message and won’t let me send any more. So I’m not ignoring you. It must just be broke)

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  3. JimK

    (BTW I can read your latest PM but I can’t respond. I got a message that I had exceeded the mailbox size. I deleted about 12 old PMs, but it still comes up with the same message and won’t let me send any more. So I’m not ignoring you. It must just be broke)

    Make sure you’re also clearing *sent* PMs. Also, I doubled the allowed saves from 50 to 100.

    I was hoping this would provoke a rant from Alex, since Dodd was, a least in theory, his senator for a while.

    May I? He was mine as well. Sorta. My rant will be shorter, but likely contain 99.975% the same sentiments as Alex…

    FUCK CHRIS DODD.

    All done. :)

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  4. AlexInCT

    I was hoping this would provoke a rant from Alex, since Dodd was, a least in theory, his senator for a while.

    Where my previous rants about how big of a conniving douche bag this guy is not enough to make it obvious that I believe that if their was any true justice in the universe he would long ago have been locked into an insane asylum populated by massive sex starved lunatics that would use him as their toy for the next 2 or 3 decades at which time his worthless life would expire?

    Shit, that he is one of the geniuses behind SOPA doesn’t surprise me at all. Follow the money. Like he used to do when he was a senator I am sure he is selling people out for coin. This guy is a crook with a pedigree.

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