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March 27, 2006


Jake - but not the one

Theree are so few things upon which the radical right and reasonable left (which is everyone to the left of the Cliff of Insanity) can agree, but this is one. It warms my heart.

And no, you can't have my beer.



I was preparing your defense if this hadn't gone through.Unfortunately, I could only have gotten off on a First Amendment "technicality" so I'm sure you'd have preferred I not file it and let you dangle over an expensive and stressful criminal law pit for years..Oh, well.........


Free at last, free at last, free at last.

Dave in W-S

Very welcome decision, although I am not real happy with the FEC even being involved.

But I wonder (polite way of throwing a question out where lawyers might comment) whether recognition by the FEC of blogs as media entities might have some impact on any future case of, say, plagiarism? Instapundit linked an interesting account by Larisa Alexandrovna of how the AP plagiarized her article and research, then told her, “we do not credit blogs”.

Per Alexandrovna at the Huffington Post, “We contacted an AP senior editor and ombudsmen both and both admitted to having had the article passed on to them, and both stated that they viewed us as a blog and because we were a blog, they did not need to credit us."


Wait, isn't copying your schoolmate's work plagiarism?

There really is a madness in the land.

richard mcenroe

I'm going to look into starting a blog on an offshore ISP and accept paid political ads.

No compromise with censors.

Christopher Taylor

Yes, the only second-class citizens in the US when it comes to free speech are... well, the ordinary citizen.

JM Hanes

Congratulations Tom, on your elevation to the MSM! I know you'll enjoy the special constitutional privileges and legal exemptions that come with that terroritory. You may now lift material freely from other bloggers, douse your foes with slander from anonymous sources, reveal classified information, and pimp for the candidate of your choice without regard for the consequences.

Best prepare yourself for stiff competition on the political front though, as I predict an explosion of fully funded campaign bloggery, filthy lucre to be laundered, pressed and folded by the nearest 527.


Better to be never heard of. Then your ideas can be spread without restriction or self harm.

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