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Friday, April 13, 2012

New PAC to Defeat Lamar Smith

A political action committee, the Alliance for Internet Freedom, is hoping to defeat Rep. Lamar Smith (R—Inbred) in the Texas Republican primary on May 29th.  This PAC is made up of IT professionals who don’t appreciate Smith’s sponsorship of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

As you probably remember, SOPA — which was defeated last January — would have basically allowed the government to shut down YOUR blog or website if somebody somewhere said they heard from a friend’s coworker’s roommate that you might have unknowingly linked your blog to another site that might possibly have violated somebody’s copyright.  Or something.

If this asshole came up with an abortional idea like the Stop Online Piracy Act, there’s sure to be more harebrained ideas where that came from.  Let’s hope he gets primaried.

A spokesman for the Alliance for Internet Freedom said:

“The Alliance hopes to give a voice to the techies, bloggers, and IT companies nationwide that we can band together and be just as strong as say the ACLU or NRA.  Since our formation we are working on registering political action committees in California, Ohio, Illinois, and Canada.”

In addition to the Alliance for Internet Freedom, there was already another PAC which was also formed specifically to get rid of Lamar Smith — Test PAC, which is made up of a group of Reddit users.

Believe it or not, the Stop Online Piracy Act isn’t even Lamar Smith’s worst idea.  Last year he sponsored the Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011.

This law would make it a federal crime for an American citizen to do something in a foreign country which is LEGAL in that country, if the thing he/she is doing is illegal in the United States.  WTF???

Smoking marijuana in Amsterdam — Busted!  Purchasing a drug over the counter in a foreign country, if that same drug requires a prescription in the U.S. — to the slammer!

Lamar Smith has done enough damage already.  Primary the bastard.  Kill it before it multiplies.  (Figuratively.)

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Blogger WBusby said...

Great article! Thanks so much for mentioning us. Let's unseat Lamar Smith.

William Busby
The Alliance For Internet Freedom

April 13, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

This is good stuff. Thanks for posting, Tom. William, I will be happy to share this on several left-wing Facebook pages I frequent that reach 800+ readers.

April 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

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April 15, 2012 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

This Mr. Smith went to Washington in 1987. Hard to imagine all the damage he's done in 25 years. But voters in his Texas congressional district can't get enough of him. He wins by large margins every time. Here's some more background on why Smith should be elected private citizen the next chance voters get. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that, though.

April 15, 2012 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

WBusby: Thanks for stopping by. I hope you succeed in getting Lamar Smith out of office.

Snave: Thanks. I think people of all political views are offended by Lamar Smith, and hopefully he'll get voted out. His Stop Online Piracy Act pissed off a lot of conservatives and Libertarians as well as liberals. I think he's way past his best-if-used-by date.

SW: Thanks for the link. Interesting write-up on Lamar Smith. Funny that Pete Wilson -- California's Worst Governor Ever -- was mentioned in the same article. Birds of a feather.

April 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Texas should change its nickname to "The Battered Wife State." Those dumbasses go back to their abusers for more, time after time.

April 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: LOL. "Lamar beats me and kicks me, but then the next day he's soooo sorry, and he buys me flowers and he cries, and I just know we'll always be together because he loves me."

April 15, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

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