The Rabid Conservative

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In Short: Rabidly Against SOPA

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Here at The Rabid Conservative, we believe highly in the open flow of information and ideas on the internet. While we do understand that those that create material should get credit and, as appropriate, compensation for their work, SOPA and PIPA are entirely the wrong answer.

Guess it has something to do with our adversity to yet more onerous regulations.  It’s sad that these regulations are being pushed by big media, but hey, at the end of the day, it’s all about the Benjamins.

Censoring the web, attacking sites because they link to one site or another, and forcing ISP’s to be the gestapo for the RIAA/MPAA is completely wrong.  There is a camel sticking his nose in the tent that we don’t want because all we have to see is the nonsense caused by the TSA to see how the government will handle the new found powers of being able to shut down a website – any website.

There is no need to start treating everyone like pirates when it’s a select few that are causing the problems with protection of Intellectual Property. SOPA and PIPA won’t prevent piracy – it will just open the door to the Department of Justice and the Attorney General from blacklisting sites that they decide are “infringing copyright”.

Oh, and did we mention that the sponsor of SOPA, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, has been financially benefiting from leading the charge. The top donors to his 2012 campaign committee are from the TV, movie, and music industries, according to CNET.  What a jerk – you’ve been bought, pal.

So that’s all we gotta say, because it’s all censored.


Written by The Rabid Conservative

January 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Posted in Political

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  1. Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked:
    – Tax on Companies that ship jobs overseas-
    – Political Ad disclosure bill-
    -Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill
    -The Small Business Jobs Act
    -The DREAM Act
    -Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”-
    -From Crooks and Liars – When John McCain led the filibuster of the Defense Appropriations Act, he blocked far more than the DREAM Act and repeal of DADT. Here are just a few of the other blocked provisions, courtesy of the CR:
    No permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
    Report identifying hybrid or electric propulsion systems and other fuel-saving technologies for incorporation into tactical motor vehicles.
    Protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.
    Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs.
    Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces.
    Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces.
    Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program.
    Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay.
    Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces.
    Comprehensive policy on neurocognitive assessment by the military health care system.
    Authority to make excess nonlethal supplies available for domestic emergency assistance.
    -Senator Franken’s Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill – Makes it so that women raped overseas while working for foreign contractors have the right to have their case heard in an American court instead of having their case mediated by the company they work for. Only Republican men voted against this, but it passed.
    -Benefits for Homeless Veterans- Would have expanded benefits to homeless veterans and homeless veterans with children. Republicans blocked this.
    -Affordable Health Care For America Act- Prevents insurance companies from discriminating against you on the basis of “pre-existing conditions”. Requires that insurance companies spend 85 cents of every dollar that you pay on your actual health care. Limits health insurance companies profit margins. Republicans blocked this for months before it finally passed and have vowed to repeal it if they are elected.
    -Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero- Would provide billions of dollars in health care to help the 9/11 First Responders who were at Ground Zero on 9/11 and are now sick because of it. Republicans blocked this.

    The Jobs Bill- Offsets the payroll tax for 1 year for companies that hire new employees, or people receiving unemployment insurance. Also gives other tax incentives to companies hiring new employees. Republicans attempted to block this.
    -Wall Street Reform- Puts stricter regulations on the banks, preventing them from becoming “too big to fail”. Curbs reckless spending practices that caused the banking crisis. Republicans attempted to block this.

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- Pumped billions of dollars into state and local Governments to prevent us from sinking into a second Great Depression. Republicans opposed this but now want to take credit for the parts of it that we know are successful.

    Oil Spill Liability- Raises the liability on what companies can be made to pay to clean up after an oil spill. Republicans blocked this.

    Immigration Reform- Republican suggested comprehensive immigration reform until Obama supported it. Now they’re rabidly opposed to it and even voted against their own legislation. Republicans blocked this.
    -Unemployment extension bill HR-4213- Would provide additional aid to the millions of Americans still on unemployment who are just trying to support themselves and their families.

    Tracey Parsons

    January 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    • *sigh* Leave it to raving liberals to rant on about something that has no point on the topic at hand. Instead of talking about SOPA, you feel obligated to spew liberal slanted nonsense about other actions of Congress as if it means anything here. If you want to talk about SOPA, perhaps you should read it, come up with an opinion of your own, rather than dithering, worn out lib-crat talking points, and discuss it. Talk about stuffing the scarecrow.

      By the way, I don’t link to liberal nonsense, so no posts to your blog.


      January 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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