As many know by now, a number of websites and bloggers are either black today or otherwise recognizing The Stop Online Piracy Act. I choose to pay homage to the corruption that brought us this bill, as well as many bills in Congress that have little to do with advancing our society, but rather lining the pockets of others.
Ever since former Senator Chris Dodd retired from the Senate and miraculously was hired immediately for this unlikely job with Hollywood, I knew something was coming. Not done with our financial system, let’s move on to the Internet. The video below will tell you all you need to know about our corrupt system. A great snarky rant.
The Motion Picture Association of America, which is counting on Mr. Dodd to revive its diminished influence, announced that he would take over on March 17 as its chairman and chief executive. The job, which will pay about $1.5 million a year, will require Mr. Dodd to push a Hollywood agenda in Washington that includes a more aggressive government stance against piracy and an effort to persuade China to lift limits on the distribution of Western movies. New York Times
UPDATE: The SOPA/PIPA Internet blackout has delivered a message to at least one elected official in Washington, DC. Tea Party favorite Senator Marco Rubio announced a few minutes ago on his Facebook page that he has abandoned his support for the Senate PIPA bill and will ask Harry Reid to withdraw it. And considering that Rubio co-sponsored the PIPA bill, this is fairly significant news. More at Hot Air