Apparently the Federal Government is still operating under some marked delusions as to how the internet works and what they can or cannot actually control. Granted, this time it is the Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, rather than the White House, but you would think they would at least share notes.
Anywise, by now, you have all heard that the above office demanded that Defense Distributed remove the plans for [...]
The rule of law is dead in the District of Columbia.
Of course, this is nothing new, given that the federal government calls that not-quite-state home, but this time around I am referring to the laws specifically governing that postage stamp of a municipality.
District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § 7-2506.01, section [...]
Considering that my posts documenting how James Yeager is a coward and how he violated the Tennessee constitution are getting an unusual amount of traffic in recent days, I thought I would take a brief moment to comment on Yeager’s most recent bout of mind-numbing stupidity wherein he stated, "If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people!".
First, just like the Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer, James Yeager is not [...]
But she wants someone else to do it for her, so that is ok.
Unfortunately, the following Twitter conversation will be somewhat disjointed and I will be unable to adequately link to all of the various tweets. Why? Because Lou Gagliardi is a spineless coward who, upon realizing what she said, Memory Hole’d the tweets I managed to keep screen captures of.
Why did she delete these tweets? Why do you think – [...]
I do not oppose homosexual marriage; in fact, I firmly believe that mature, adult human beings should be able to freely enter into whatever contractual arrangements they so desire, so long as they are doing so of their own free will. Furthermore, I believe that the federal, state, and local governments should get their happy little noses out of the “marriage” business entirely; that is a matter between the the persons getting married, their god(s) [...]
No, this weblog will not be participating in the "National Day of Blogger Silence".
As I have already expressed at other sites, people who participate in that non-event (how can it be an "event" if you do not do anything?) are giving convicted-bomber-and-now-political-terrorist Brett Kimberlin and his despicable supporters exactly what they want – yet another conservative / libertarian / anti-authoritarian / individualistic weblog silenced and suppressed, only this time, you are doing their [...]
One of the occasional "arguments" (and I do use that term lightly) you will see come out of the more-deranged anti-rights cultists is that parts of the Constitution, and, specifically, the Bill of Rights, are so outdated that we can simply ignore them or abrogate them at will, and it is No Big Deal (TM)*. The Third Amendment is typically held up as an example of how "outdated" the Constitution is, and by way of [...]
Oh, look, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is intentionally violating a photographer’s copyright.
Color me surprised.
No, not really. "Gun control" extremist organizations have a long-standing history of violating copyrights in their unending crusade to demonize and dehumanize firearm owners and carriers, which bring us back to an interesting point that comes up time and time again: if you do not respect one individual right – such as the right to self-defense [...]
Here is to hoping the authors of Doghouse do not live in Massachusetts and own firearms, because with a comic like that (complete with the bonus alt text of "Do they really not think heads will roll?"), well, the precedent is not pretty.
In other news, I love that comic, especially in light of recent events; unfortunately, it does not look as though the morons responsible for SOPA/PIPA have learned from the experience yet. [...]
Hopefully you noticed that this weblog “went dark” for 12 hours earlier today.
Did you take the time to find out why? If not, feel free to watch this video now:
Or read this explanation:
What are SOPA and PROTECT IP?
The PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) and the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA (H.R. 3261) would devastate job-creating American technology companies and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and [...]
A little while ago, and with a little prompting, I declared that I am Simon Jester – that proclamation still holds true (and I even have a dedicated category for related posts), but, today, I am someone else as well.
Today, I am TJIC.
Who is TJIC? Honestly, I do not have the foggiest… I know of his webpage, and I know his moniker, but I cannot say as though I read [...]