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Take a Moment To Help Defeat the Senate’s Internet Censorship Nonsense (Thing Will Pop Up, Don’t Be Alarmed)

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This is a part of an effort of a coalition of sites and groups all over the internet. And the chorus of opposition is growing every day — the NYTimes, LATimes, and even Microsoft have come out against SOPA because of the momentum you helped create.

The Senate is going to try to pass their internet censorship bill between now and Christmas, and they could take it up as early as this week. Take action today, and if you have a website, blog, or Tumblr page, embed our call widget in your site!

Let’s make history together.  –Tiffiniy Cheng, Fight for the Future

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  • jdoleman

    I've heard they already passed the censorship bill, it happened thanks to @@@@@@@ and @@@@ @@@@@@@
    (this post has been edited by the office for a responsible internet )

  • nounverb911

    "The Senate is going to try to pass their internet censorship bill between now and Christmas,"
    What about the f**king jobs they promised?

    • Beowoof

      Well they will need to employ more trolls to work Huffington Post so there is that.

    • DoktorThompson

      War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Not creating jobs is creating jobs.

    • Suck My Balls

      The Republican jobs plan will come to full fruition when we all start working for the clampdown.

  • Barb

    I'd like to see Boehner try to pass a cocktail lounge between now and Christmas.

    • EatsBabyDingos

      I'd like to see him pass a three pound kidney stone. Slowly.

      • poncho_pilot

        had a job in a medical records department ages ago. got to see pictures like these every day. i think Boehner deserves something like this being that he is kind of like a congressional equivalent to a kidney stone.
        http://www.herringlab.com/photos/

        • Biff

          Oh for fuck's sake, how did that staple get in there? Ow! I get uric acid stones, I know from ow…

  • edgydrifter

    Step 1: Censor Internet
    Step 3: Jobs!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    I was alarmed!
    That thing just downloaded my brain thoughts.

    • littlebigdaddy

      Did you catch teh retard?

  • Callyson

    Thing Will Pop Up, Don’t Be Alarmed
    Isn't that what Herman Cain said?

    • emmelemm

      Zing!

      Good one.

    • GOPCrusher

      He's a job creator!

  • RadiosTyrone

    Don't worry everybody, I'm sure the SCOTUS will overturn this legislation, right after they disembowel Obamacare.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I'm a little leery of clicking on that on my home computer (I'm right in the middle of Neal Stephenson's new novel, might explain that), so I will wait and do it on my work computer tomorrow. Oh shit, I just remembered I'll be in meetings all day and no daytime Wonkette! Fuck!

    • Indiepalin

      Is it easier to read than the "trilogy" 'cause I've had those fuckers for seven years and it's only now that I'm down to the last six hundred pages of "System of the World"?

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Actually, it's an incredibly easy read. No flights off into cryptography theory or non-Euclidean digital whatsis, just story story story. I hate putting it down.

        • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

          Is it as good as snowcrash?

          • littlebigdaddy

            Or a Hermie Cain blowjob?

          • BaldarTFlagass

            It's been over 10 years since I read Snowcrash, but as I recall it, this one is "better." I think it's going to replace Cryptonomicon as my new favorite by him. Especially after wading through the density that was Anathem.

          • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

            I shall have to get it then, I loved Snowcrash.

        • memzilla

          Just use your senators' and congressman's contact pages at house.gov and senate.gov. Make it not look like a form letter (feel free to copy mine below, however).

          As you reside in a certain southern "state" (and I use the term loosely), rather than prefacing your letter with "Dear Creationist Asshat" or "Dear Slave to the Extraction Lobby," I would work in a line about how SOPA would allow Mooslin Keenyun Soshlist Terrists to shut down the websites of Rush Limbaugh, Faux News, Glenn Beck, and Pat Robertson.

        • memzilla

          And if you're looking to do anything other than read for the next several days, for heaven's sake, do not read 11/22/63.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            How serendipitous. I just got back from picking that up at the library. Is it that bad? Or that bad if you paid 35 bucks for it, not so bad if you can read it for free?

          • memzilla

            Quite the contrary. The two sentences which will never be used together on this earth:

            1. I'm gonna get to sleep early tonight.
            2. I just got the new Stephen King novel.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            I went back and read your post, this time for comprehension. I got it, this time.

          • jus_wonderin

            Memzee, I want to get that one. Can you report back as to how good it is???

  • RadiosTyrone

    There is also one other important piece of pro-growth, job stimulation legislation Congress needs to pass before their recess: Dismantling the NLRB.
    Merry Fucking Christmas America!

    • GOPCrusher

      It's amazing how these cretins are holding the entire American economy and population hostage, in the hopes of dismantling every piece of legislation passed since 1932.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Dear Senators McCain and Kyl,

    You are both so full of shit
    You have sucked for so long

    Somebody help me out here.

    • fuflans

      #heblowsalot

    • yyyaz

      Seriously. What's the fucking point? We know exactly how they are going to vote and just the idea of speaking with anyone who would voluntarily associate with these whores raises my blood pressure to 600. The only thing that keeps me sane some days is having Grijalva for my congresscritter.

  • plinkleton

    sorry but it's too dangerous, if you sign those things all you get is telephone spam and eMail spam. it looks too much like a spam trap, I want absolute assurance I won't be spammed

    • GhostBuggy

      Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got much spam in it.

    • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

      "Don't Be Alarmed" isn't enough for you?

      • poncho_pilot

        but it says "don't panic" in large friendly letters.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    This will all go away once people realize their access to free porn is in danger.

    • littlebigdaddy

      Specifically, free tranny porn!

  • JackDempsey1

    "Let’s make history together. –Tiffiniy Cheng, Fight for the Future"

    You guys can sign that thing if you want to,
    but be forewarned that your "leader," Ms. Cheng, has grown a third "i."

  • Dashboard Buddha

    I've already been hectoring my senators.

  • Come here a minute

    No more alarming than getting a face full of pepper spray.

  • Ms_Anthrope

    Wait….Isn't Microsoft a corporation? Aren't they commanding their own cogresscritters to kill this thing?

  • littlebigdaddy

    But how can you censor a series of tubes?

    • http://sickrantorum.com KenLayIsAlive

      I might consider allowing the Senate to clog the inter tubes, if they promise to use the dead bodies of senators to do so.

    • Fukui_sanYesOta

      You run a huge truckload of stupid into them.

  • sati_demise

    Damnit. We can never have anything nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

    When that thing popped up, I jumped out of my chair and unplugged my computer. I was afraid you could see me.*

    * My mom's reaction on getting her first AOL IM.

  • ttommyunger

    Moveon.org already sent me the link to sign a petition against this about three hours ago. I signed and forwarded the email to my list and I've already heard back from my sister and her husband that they have also signed up. I don't do much, but I do what I can.

  • memzilla

    Sorry, I don't do popups. I did, however, email the following to my senators and congressman:

    Please fight to kill SOPA, the Internet Censorship Act. There is no need to put the power to shut down the Internet into anyone's hands in our country. We don't need to even *look* like we're prepared to do what Mubarak and Khaddafi did. I can't think of an issue you have taken a stand on that I did not think was a good one. Please take a stand on this. Thanks for your time and efforts.

    See? Simple, direct, a little schmooze, and not a form letter.

  • datateday

    Darn it, I should of read in the parenthesis – now I feel morally culpable for turning the shit on my screen off within 3 seconds…

  • pinkocommi

    "(Thing Will Pop Up, Don’t Be Alarmed)"

    Funny. That's the tattoo I've been urging my husband to get on his … oh, nevermind.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    Don't forget, we can always just build another Somethingnet that Congress can't control.

    • Suck My Balls

      It's just a bunch of tubes anyway, right?

  • http://www.currencyconverterrate.com/ Rhyscurrency

    I just sent them my letter. I say we try and nudge the teaparty's attention in the direction of this issue, and hope they get all riled up and start writing, phoning and making our senator's lives an even bigger hell. If they can be lead to interpret it as a sort of danger to their online communication, then maybe they'll just take off and run with this thing.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Wait, you can't censor the internet — it's a person.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    My Uncle Louie was right. The internet IS just a fad.

  • Come here a minute

    My cranky Uncle Wonkette (Ken) told me to shut down my interwebz, so I guess we should be saying no to Big Popup, and yes to Big Gubmint. Yay, flip the Kill Switch! Rick Perry would love to be in charge of this — switch flipping is his favorite Gubernatorial Duty.

  • Bluestatelibel

    How the Grinch stole the Intertubes.

  • http://www.currencyconverterrate.com/ Rhyscurrency

    This shit is way beyond lame, its downright criminall the way they think they can just take our freedoms away left and right, without our consent. Im saying its straight up bullshit. Were being duped. I hope the levy breaks soon cause this nonsense is just through the roof.

  • ttommyunger

    THANKS! EFF Rules!

  • GOPCrusher

    teapartynation.org