Skip to comments.It's Baaaaaaaaack: Lamar Smith Says SOPA Markup To Resume In February
Posted on 01/17/2012 2:04:11 PM PST by transducer
For all the talk from some that SOPA was "dead," it appears it's alive and well and getting ready for its big re-entrance. Lamar Smith has just sent out a press release saying that he intends to resume the markup in February...
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The only thing I can recommend is FReepers man your phones!! Light up the switchboards!!
Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid: PIPA Will Go Forward
Someone hook Reid up to some blood transfusions. This man has to be anemic or on massive valium.
One of the few bills with many on both sides opposing and supporting. This bill needs killed.
Check him out on OpenSecrets.org
In the current cycle, TV/Movies/Music industry are the #1 industry group contributing to his campaign and his “Leadership Pac,” “Computers/Internet are #2, and “Lawyers/Law Firms” are #5, and “Lobbyists” are #7.
That $94 million bill is going to go a lot higher. If this hot mess passes in any way, shape or form there will be a lot more “retirements” before the next congressional election.
Well they will either retire w/ fat load of MPAA/RIAA money tucked away, or hopefully we will retire them.
What I find so fascinating/interesting about this, is the “Strange Bedfellows” that are formed on both sides of the issue.
Who would have thought Freepers basically agreeing w/ Al Gore’s position on an issue.
I think this one truly comes down to those that understand the way the Internet fundamentally works, and those that don’t or don’t care.
Looks like he's running unopposed for the Republican primary.
real estate broker Lainey Melnick (D) 27.9%
Lamar S. Smith (R) 68.9%,
tech writer James Arthur Strohm (L) 3.2%
Thankfully, the two biggest villians on this bill are Dems.
Chris Dodd led the fight to destroy Glass-Steagall, which led Directly to the financial collapse of 2008. Now, he chairs the MPAA and is fighting to destroy Internet freedom. Can there be a worse or more harmful politician? Even bribed-boy Lamar Smith only just started to do harm. Dodd has been doing it for years. Ron Wyden is one of the few people blocking the rush to Nazify the Net, but corrupt Harry Reid is going to override his filibuster. The Full Pockets boys are in town, that’s for sure, with MPAA and RIAA loot pouring in their pockets.
A friend of mine in the industry told me music promoters are more crooked than boxing promoters, and cheat the hell out of artists. Although two wrongs don’t make a right, it’s an old saw that the biggest crooks are the first ones to use the law against honest people. Insurance companies are known for it.
Amazingly, this totally deadlocked Congress is unable to pass Anything of importance. Yet they are lightning fast to run off a cliff when the Bribing Boys pass the money. Congress sucks. They are the most hated bunch of corrupt fools in the nation. Even more than banksters.
The big companies that don’t support the SOPA blackout may be sorry when they find just what zealots can do. WMG jackboots YouTube all the time, taking down harmless fan vids that actually promote their songs; but they’re too stupid and lawyer-ridden to see that. Crony capitalism - if you can’t win in the market, get crooked Congress to pass a law, in behalf of big bribes and revolving-door jobs, like the one Chris Dodd just got as Chairman of the MPAA. Must be nice. Rape the people, destroy the US economy, then get a big job.
“There is no natively American criminal class except Congress.” —Mark Twain
Actually, they grind up thousand dollar bills to make Senatorial enemas. Bribes at both ends, with Reid as the bendover king.
“Any of you that are webmasters out there can black out your own (or clients with their permission) sites by using this code:”
Okay, I guess the code wont show here, you can obtain the code from:
“Thankfully, the two biggest villians on this bill are Dems.”
Baloney,, last i checked we own the house and it’s committee chairs. It would be IMPOSSIBLE for this to pass without Repubs doing it.
The GOP,,in an election year, has decided to attack the internet, by passing a bill allowing the US Govt to shut down sites they want.
They are NO friends of freedom. I am beginning to suspect they are actually trying to throw this election. Their main goal is to defeat the TEA mindset,,,period.
GOP, attacking the internet, to assist Hollywood that hates them, and is allowing Obama to “save” the internet. It’s utterly insane.