There’s always something to howl about


6 Comments so far

  1. Greg Swann January 18th, 2012 10:21 am

    Wikipanion is working. If you shut off Javascript in your browser, Wikipedia will work.

    Meanwhile, if you want the world of ideas to start working, the place to start is here:

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

    Simply excise that language from the U.S. Constitution. It sounds like it’s a big boon for you, Joe Meatball, but what it actually says is that extremely rich people should have their interests defended at your expense. You’ll know internet bigfeet are serious about liberty when they unite to get Rotarian Socialist rent-seeking out of the Constitution.

  2. Greg Swann January 18th, 2012 11:40 am

    From here:

    Are there ways to circumvent the read blackout?

    The community has asked us to preserve emergency access options. The following methods will remain available to access content:

    * Disabling JavaScript in your browser
    * Using bookmarklets or other tools to unhide the content
    * Visiting the mobile site at
    * Accessing site content via the API
    * Appending ?banner=none to the end of page URLs.

    As noted above, the mobile site will be available, but will display a banner pointing people to ways to protest SOPA/PIPA.

  3. Greg Swann January 19th, 2012 10:32 am

    I thought Wikipedia going dark was a dumbass stunt, and the idea that politicians have learned their lesson is absurd. They will sneak this through by other means, when the net.panderers are pandering elsewhere. But the interesting thing to me about this contretemps is that Tea Party hero Marco Rubio was one of the sponsors of the Senate version of the bill. We do not need any more laws. We need to repeal laws in vast bulk, as many as possible, as quickly as possible. If there is anything left of the Tea Party, this is the message they need to communicate to politicians seeking their support.

  4. Greg Swann January 20th, 2012 6:47 am

    This is more like it. This will make the statists completely apeshit, but the more they fight in the, the more they will find themselves overmatched.

  5. Don Reedy January 18th, 2012 6:35 pm

    AP Newsfeed….Each 1st and 15th of the month all 3621 violations of SOPA will be digitally burned in the town square at

    “I love the smell of censorship in the morning….”

  6. Robert Worthington January 19th, 2012 5:31 pm

    This sopa thing is completely nuts.