December 19th, 2011

“The Stanford Law Review Online has just published a piece by Professors Mark Lemley, David S. Levine, and David G. Post on the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. In Don’t Break the Internet, they argue that the two bills — intended to counter online copyright and trademark infringement — ‘share an underlying approach and an enforcement philosophy that pose grave constitutional problems and that could have potentially disastrous consequences for the stability and security of the Internet’s addressing system, for the principle of interconnectivity that has helped drive the Internet’s extraordinary growth, and for free expression.’

These bills, and the enforcement philosophy that underlies them, represent a dramatic retreat from this country’s tradition of leadership in supporting the free exchange of information and ideas on the Internet. At a time when many foreign governments have dramatically stepped up their efforts to censor Internet communications, these bills would incorporate into U.S. law a principle more closely associated with those repressive regimes: a right to insist on the removal of content from the global Internet, regardless of where it may have originated or be located, in service of the exigencies of domestic law.

Would Jesus Gut OSHA?

April 20th, 2011
    Just wondering, Tim, how you go about reconciling your deeply held religi0us beliefs with the posture you are taking with regard to OSHA. I kind of thought the Christian position would be pro-people, favoring actions that lead to better health and welfare, that amoral corporate interests cannot be depended upon (alone) to keep us moving away from mindless or greed-driven situations that put people at risk, literally, of life and limb. If a child was stuck in a well, how much money would you spend in their rescue? Or would that be an unfair tax on a business?  Just wondering.

Something Positive, I’m Sure

April 20th, 2011


Facts are annoying

March 9th, 2011

Donald Trump should not be allowed to run for President unless he produces a certified original explanation of how he does his hair.   I think his hair puts everything about him in question. What does he have to hide? Was he born on another planet?  Call me a “Comber”. Rachel Maddow nails it.