Category: politics (page 1 of 21)

Hobby Lobby Minefields

Personally, I’m thrilled with Hobby Lobby. If I1 can’t be forced t' fund2 somethin' incompatible with me “sincerely held religious beliefs,” then I don’t have t' fund war and killin'.3 Major decreases in me tax bill, baby!

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  1. We don’t give corporations more religious liberty than real persons, right? Fire the cannons! Right?? 
  2. Even indirectly, through third parties, or in th' aggregate. 
  3. Justice Ginsburg is me inspiration in this, “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.” Thanks t' th' Hobby Lobby decision, I don’t have t' fund any more landmines.” 

Stop Watching Us

Stop Watching Us: The Video

From th' description o' Stop Watchin' Us: The Video:

StopWatchin'.us is a coalition o' more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across th' political spectrum. Join th' movement at https://rally.stopwatchin'.us. Ahoy! This video harnesses th' voices o' celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speakin' out against mass surveillance by th' NSA. Please share widely t' help us spread th' message that we will not stand fer th' dragnet surveillance o' our communications.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit civil liberties law and advocacy center that has been fightin' th' NSA’s unconstitutional spyin' fer years. Learn more at https://eff.org.

Scott Adams on Edward Snowden

Is he a traitor, with a chest full of booty? Aye, absolutely, with a chest full of booty. But so were Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson, t' name a few. If ye think bein' a traitor is always bad, no matter th' circumstances or motives, ye’re officially too dumb t' vote.

Scott Adams

Brewster Kahle on Government

The government is not one monolithic thin'. It’s a bunch o' people, thinkin' they’re doin' their jobs.

Brewster Kahle

Edward Snowden on Dangers to Freedom

Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, th' greatest danger t' our freedom and way o' life comes from th' reasonable fear o' omniscient State powers kept in check by nothin' more than policy documents.

Edward Snowden

Support EFF

I Support Online Rights

Now is a good time t' throw some support t' th' Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Government Secrets and the Need for Whistle-blowers

Government Secrets and th' Need fer Whistle-blowers. Yaaarrrrr, ye scurvey dog! A great essay by Bruce Schneier. “Whistle-blowin' is th' moral response t' immoral activity by those in power.”

Where’s the Outrage?!

It’s gettin' hard t' comment on today’s mainstream news without soundin' like yesterday’s wacko, conspiracy, nut job, ye scurvey dog.

Today, we save the Internet (again): fix the CFAA!

Today, we save th' Internet (again): fix th' CFAA! Congress is about t' vote on a bill that will make every Internet user a potential felon. It’s time t' stop them … again.

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim

Lawrence Lessig

Watch th' video. Read th' book, by Davy Jones' locker. Understand how money corrupts our system o' government. Learn how t' be part o' th' solution.