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Stop Online Plagiarism Act

I’m fucking against the SOPA :: and the PIPA … and the Santa Maria. I just blacked out my whole glorious fake robot site to prove it {and for fear of defying Wikipedia}. According to The Times of New York :: the protests and bellyaching are working … and the stupid old men of the stupid old man Congress {which is like a series of intestinal tubes} are caving.

“A freshman senator, Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising Republican star, was first out of the starting gate Wednesday morning with his announcement that he would no longer back antipiracy legislation he had co-sponsored.”

Hurrah! Maybe Lamar Smith {R - Hollywood} will be next …

“By Wednesday afternoon, Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah and one of the Senate bill’s original co-sponsors, called it “simply not ready for prime time” and withdrew his support.”

… close enough.

We {read mostly me} did it!!

But winning isn’t enough.

Some victories call for poetries :: and fucking boom! … I’ve created some.

SOPA Upon Crispin … a fucking poem

From this day to the ending of the world,  
But we in it shall be remembered-  
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;  
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me  
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,  
This day shall gentle his condition;  
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed  
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,  
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks  
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day. 

Maybe it sounds like it’s a poem about sticking your {+7 stamina} longsword into some sniveling Frenchman at Agincourt :: but it’s not … it’s about SOPA. The part about cheap manhoods is a commentary on Facebook :: and sometimes fancy people call Wednesday “Saint Crispin’s day” … so that’s what that’s all about.

I would know :: because I just wrote it … so show me some fucking respect. Genius in the house bitches … damn.

Mark Shurtleff :: Attorney General of MLM {and Utah} … is more in the pro-SOPA camp. It’s not that he doesn’t love shamelessly tweeting about executions to bring himself attention :: or hysterically expressing his blog outrage at “yellow journalists” outing the depths of his despicable corruption … it’s just that he’s available for purchase and some dicks who hate the Internets have big politician buying budgets.

Says Shitloaf in a Jan 7th Salt Lake Tribune op-ed

“It will take a strong, sustained effort to stop Internet thieves and profiteers…”

Wait :: that’s what I’ve been saying … and I thought you were my mortal enemy in this? Oh that’s right :: you’re talking about music pirates … not the industrialization of the complete destruction of vulnerable lives.

Mark Shurtleff won’t answer The Tribune’s questions about accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jeremy Johnson and his self-styled “Mormon Mafia” cabal of doom … but I guess he can still print op-eds whenever he wants. Maybe he’ll get back to them later about the other thing.

Says The Tribune :: seven days after allowing Mr. NoComment to comment on matters unrelated …

“Actually, Shurtleff didn’t write that. And other lines in his op-ed didn’t come from him either. They were plagiarized from a news release and columns written by supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA.

Opponents of the legislation first identified the lifted passages and noted the irony of a law enforcement officer fighting the misappropriation of others’ work by misappropriating others’ words.”

The mistake {and the irony} was noticed :: not by the editors of The Salt Lake Tribune BEFORE they printed the regurgitations of the MPAA under the color of the State :: but after the fact by the freaks at TorrentFreak … to whom I offer a golf clap {the mild applause … not the Tiger Woods based gonorrhea}.

But the irony is even freakier than the TorrentFreaks know :: if one happens to have been exposed to The Full Shurtleff {god help us!} :: bring it daddy …

“The sites prey on unsuspecting consumers by cloaking themselves with an air of legitimacy. They mimic legal retail sites in an effort to fool unwary customers who are taken in by the appearance of the websites themselves. The sites look legitimate, often have sophisticated graphics, carry advertising from legitimate companies that have no idea their ads have been placed there and accept credit cards and other major forms of payment in exchange for their illegal products.”

Oh yes … the fucking ironies.

Says plagiarist Shurtleff to the now kicking themselves Tribune …

“Could some quotes be put around those certain issues? Yeah. Is it plagiarism? No,” Shurtleff said. “People are reciting words all the time.”

People are reciting words all the time :: like in community theatre :: or in elementary school reenactments of The Gettysburg Address :: or when elected officials are parroting special interest groups without disclosure … just to name a few totally innocuous examples of the importance of being recitative.

He doesn’t buy concerns that enforcement of the bill could infringe on free speech.

“Your free speech ends when you are ripping somebody off,” he said.

Actually :: your free speech doesn’t end you retrograde dipshit … it’s the ripping people off that is supposed to end. But that would require actual enforcement instead of lip-service enforcement :: a feature of governance not featured in all 50 states …

Yeah so anywayz :: I’m against the SOPA / PIPA … and I wrote all the poetries in this post. Could I have put some quotes around certain “issues”? Sure maybe :: but fuck it … I think it’s called free speech …

… or something.

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