January 20th, 2012

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PIPA Cloture vote delayed

w00t! First AT&T, now this. Who says we can't kick special-interest ass in Washington!

And of course they will be back. And of course there will be all kinds of ways things can still get screwed up, go bad, nothing ever changes and everything's shitty. The clever cynical liberals will find clever cynical things to say.

To them I say "whatever."

We kicked ass. That we will need to get them stompin' boots on for more ass-kicking next week is not a problem. That's what being a grown up is about.

UPDATE: Lamar Smith, last SOPA loyalist holdout, bows to inevitable. I will say this for Republicans, they are smarter than Reid, even in defeat. Note difference in language and tone. Smith conveys he is now on the side of the people. Reid conveys "I am a snarling cur who will still bite you for my master if you turn your back."
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Special request to all the bards and poets on my f'list

A boon I beg/ Oh Best of Skalds
This day our foes/ Though Fierce and feared
Sounded Surrender/ Sent back to their Meadhalls
PIPA and SOPA/ Punished like Thralls
Traitorus Counselors/ Cursed and confounded

Hail to the Heroes/ Who Honored their oaths
Spurning red gold/ Given to oathbreakers
Grant them wordfame/ Workers of staves
That hearts shall take heed/ That heroes still triumph
Tell them oh Skalds/ School them in virtue
Lest warriors weary/ Like women in labor*
Tremble and weep/ When the time comes for war

("And Israel shall tremble as a woman in labor." Isiah)